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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. Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant
    Product Reviews

    Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

    The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  4. Streamline Your Home Office with These Products
    Product Reviews

    Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

    Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  5. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
    Product Reviews

    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  6. 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

  7. Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being
    Product Reviews

    Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being

    When it comes to hygiene, fitness, and a sound rest, technology is here to help. We present devices that will streamline your morning and bedtime routines—plus: cleaning solutions that use far less...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  8. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
    Product Reviews

    Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

    Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  9. 7 Small Spaces with Incredible Kitchens
    Rooms We Love

    7 Small Spaces with Incredible Kitchens

    Small-scale living is all about compromise, but for some homeowners, there will be no compromising when it comes to cooking. These compact homes feature outstanding kitchens.

    08.05.14

  10. Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products
    Product Reviews

    Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products

    Use computers and robots to keep your cars purring and gutters clean, all without setting aside an entire Sunday afternoon.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  11. 8 Decks with Spectacular Views
    Rooms We Love

    8 Decks with Spectacular Views

    Don’t let your home’s surrounding scenery go to waste. A well-placed deck can offer breathtaking views of everything from lakes and oceans to canyons and cityscapes.

    08.13.14

  12. Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home
    House Tours

    Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

    Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had...

    written by: Laura C. Mallonee
    08.13.14

  13. Tiled Bathrooms We Love
    Rooms We Love

    Tiled Bathrooms We Love

    Even though they’re the least public rooms in a house, bathrooms should receive the same attention to design and detail as the other rooms. Textured tile work is a great way to add visual interest.

    08.19.14

  14. Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio
    House Tours

    Danish Farmhouse Turned Contemporary Art Studio

    At first sight, the plain barn adjacent to Lone and Søren Asmusson’s home in Farum, Denmark, looks like any other thatched barn on a country estate. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    08.28.14

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

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