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  1. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
    Food

    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  2. Raise the Roof
    House Tours

    Raise the Roof

    From the United States to Poland to South Korea, living roofs have taken off. They provide natural insulation, help control with runoff, and pack a slew of cool features—it's no wonder these...

    written by: Caroline Wallis
    09.26.12

  3. Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
    House Tours

    Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas

    An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family.

    written by: Addie Broyles
    photos by: Brent Humphreys
    09.24.12

  4. Porches Across America
    House Tours

    Porches Across America

    A spot to foster conviviality with passersby, a place to perch a chair and enjoy the outdoors, a threshold between inside and out, and an informal living room for neighborhoods—the porch is...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.23.12

  5. The Modern Baby: Part Three
    Post

    The Modern Baby: Part Three

    After Utah-based nursery furnishing company Oilo garnered praise in The Modern Baby: Part One, co-founder Annalisa Thomas offered to share her favorite nursery products and tips as well. Of...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    09.20.12

  6. Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz
    Green

    Green Zero-Energy Family Home in Santa Cruz

    How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a state-of-the-art heat pump system, and six very happy residents.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    09.17.12

  7. Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill
    Home Work

    Reader DIY: A Modern Granite Grill

    We love hearing stories about how our magazine and website have inspired readers to tackle their own modern design projects, at any scale—whether it be a full-blown house or, as featured on...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.13.12

  8. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
    Renovation

    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  9. Decked Out
    House Tours

    Decked Out

    It's our humble opinion that summers are best spent reclining on a warm sunny deck with a refreshing beverage in hand and a cool breeze blowing. In honor of this seasonal ritual, here are seven...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.01.12

  10. The Modern Baby: Part Two
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    The Modern Baby: Part Two

    For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent, Summer Robertson. Fawn&forest was founded two years after the...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.31.12

  11. Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara
    Hotels

    Hotel Demetria, Guadalajara

    “There is a saying that if you can make a business successful in Guadalajara, you can make it successful anywhere,” says Hotel Demetria owner and architect, Iván Cordero of his...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.29.12

  12. Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
    Hotels

    Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

    When Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor describes the $25 million interior redesign process of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, he calls it a "multi-part architectural narrative."...

    written by: Kurt Kohlstedt
    08.23.12

  13. Modern Home in a California Resort Town
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    Modern Home in a California Resort Town

    A storied 1980 party house enters a mellower chapter of intimate gatherings filled with canapés, crooners, and cocktails.

    written by: Erika Heet
    photos by: JUCO
    08.22.12

  14. Mississippi Queen
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    Mississippi Queen

    When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet...

    written by: Chris Tackett
    08.22.12

  15. 7 Airstreams We Love
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    7 Airstreams We Love

    In our September 2012 "Open House" issue, we covered the renovated airstream of Austin, Texas's Stubb's. With the help of designer Burton Baldridge, the renowned concert venue...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.21.12

  16. Above the Fray
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    Above the Fray

    How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.

    written by: Kevin Sintumuang
    photos by: Brian Finke
    08.21.12

  17. Passive Progressive
    Green

    Passive Progressive

    Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit of green to tiny Bessancourt.

    photos by: Nicholas Calcott
    08.18.12

  18. Kids' Rooms We Love
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    Kids' Rooms We Love

    Kids' rooms often tread transitionary territory when it comes to modern design. What might be good for a five-month-old may not work well to when he or she is five years old. The residents of these...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.18.12

  19. Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo
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    Democratic Design: The Work of Le Van Bo

    Van Bo Le-Mentzel arrived on the shores of Germany as a young refugee from Laos. He was fascinated by Spiderman and dreamed of the day when he could help the helpless. Today, he still prefers to...

    written by: Caia Hagel
    08.17.12

  20. The Conservatorium, Amsterdam
    Hotels

    The Conservatorium, Amsterdam

    The Conservatorium is among the newest in the European crop of design hotels. Architect Piero Lissoni has added his touch to what was originally a 19th-century bank by Dutch architect Daniel...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.16.12

  21. On Your Mark, Get Sett
    Interviews

    On Your Mark, Get Sett

    Austin-based modern prefab designer Kimber Reed wants you to space out.

    08.15.12

  22. Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto
    My House

    Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

    Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Naomi Finlay
    08.09.12

  23. All in the Family
    House Tours

    All in the Family

    Young architects often design homes for their parents. But for Toronto's Julia Knezic, it was an especially intimate job: her mom Susan Farkas's new house is next to her own. When the property...

    written by: Alex Bozikovic
    photos by: Sean Galbraith
    08.06.12

  24. Rural Home on a Holland Harbor
    House Tours

    Rural Home on a Holland Harbor

    Inspired by her natural surroundings, a Dutch felt artist intuitively crafts a home on a northern Holland harbor.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Hotze Eisma
    07.29.12

  25. 7 London Houses We Love
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    7 London Houses We Love

    Friday marked the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. In celebration of the city's finest works of residential design, we've collected seven homes—including one by...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.27.12

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