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  1. 10 Impressive Backyard Renovations
    Renovation

    10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

    A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.

    07.17.14

  2. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
    Product Reviews

    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  3. 7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage
    Rooms We Love

    7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

    These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep your compact home feeling clean and uncluttered.

    07.21.14

  4. Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin
    Outdoor

    Estonian Designer’s Tiny Geometric Cabin

    Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal housing concept creates space in geometric patterns.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    02.26.14

  5. Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan
    In The Modern World

    Desk Typography: A Font Based on the Open Office Plan

    French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.23.14

  6. Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology
    Product

    Gorgeous New Kitchen Appliances with a Handle on Technology

    These Italian-designed kitchen-tech tools are part of the Internet of Things We Covet.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.07.14

  7. A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold
    Green

    A Desert Blooms: A Middle Eastern Park Plan Breaks the Mold

    How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.16.14

  8. 8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening
    Green

    8 Products for Indoor and Urban Gardening

    At this point in the planting season, your friends and neighbors may already have neatly arranged rows of starter plants in their backyard, or pots on their balcony starting to sprout CSA-worthy...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.12.14

  9. Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago
    Post

    Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago

    New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.04.14

  10. The History of the Modern Workspace
    Books

    The History of the Modern Workspace

    Power dynamics, economic upheaval, and design thinking: cubicles aren’t just a Dilbert punch line.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    04.20.14

  11. Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids
    Outdoor

    Swingtones: Musical Swings Built by Kids

    At a summer camp with power tools, the campers helped design their own amusement: a set of musical swings.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.24.14

  12. Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers
    Green

    Easy, Indoor Gardening for City Dwellers

    Starting with an origami-inspired microgreen kit, two brothers want to bring your garden inside.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.06.14

  13. A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop
    Outdoor

    A Dutch Designer's Modern Chicken Coop

    Ton Matton’s chicken coop—a sly protest against European agriculture laws—is getting second looks for its urban-meets-rural aesthetic.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.02.14

  14. Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home
    Renovation

    Modern Live/Work Space in a Former Chicago Funeral Home

    A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    06.22.14

  15. Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside
    Outdoor

    Tiny Vacation Shelters in the French Countryside

    La Nuage, a system of waystations in Bourdeaux, France, lets hikers live in the cloud.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    03.12.14

  16. 13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces
    Latest

    13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces

    Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  17. Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design
    Post

    Get This Room: Romantic Modern Design

    We rounded up the essentials in this moody San Francisco living room so you can recreate the look in your home.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    05.16.13

  18. Get This Room: A Sunny Living–Dining Space
    Post

    Get This Room: A Sunny Living–Dining Space

    Recreate an Australian living-dining area in the comfort of your own home.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.24.13

  19. 6 Must-Have Bath Accessories
    Product Reviews

    6 Must-Have Bath Accessories

    Update your bathroom with these six accessories; no remodeling or heavy spending required.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.26.13

  20. 3 Options for Outdoor Lighting
    Outdoor

    3 Options for Outdoor Lighting

    As summer nights swing into high gear, this outdoor lighting will keep your evenings bright.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.02.13

  21. 5 Casual Dining Rooms
    We Recommend

    5 Casual Dining Rooms

    A dining room doesn’t have to stay behind closed doors and for most, an extremely formal space isn’t only unnecessary, it is uncomfortable. Here, we present five casual dining rooms with a year...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.12.13

  22. Live-Play Spaces at Home
    Houses We Love

    Live-Play Spaces at Home

    In the digital era, we love innovative live-work areas, but we will always champion playing at home, whether it’s a perfectly placed pool, oversized chalkboard wall, or the ultimate pair of bunk beds.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.02.13

  23. Get This Room: Graphic Bedroom
    Post

    Get This Room: Graphic Bedroom

    Investor and developer Holden Shannon played with economies of scale to create nine row houses in Houston, Texas. Interior designer Barbara Hill was brought in to complement the airy, flowing...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    photos by: Jack Thompson
    05.31.13

  24. Offices With A View
    Post

    Offices With A View

    We’ve all dreamed of kicking back in an office with a view; these three residents built their own.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.31.13

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