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  1. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
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    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  2. On The Rocks
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    On The Rocks

    For centuries, Spain’s Canary Islands have been the last outpost of civilization before European mariners sailed headlong into the vast Atlantic. That same sense of horizon-bound, seaside...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Gunnar Knechtel
    06.11.11

  3. 5 Things to Bring on the Spring
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    5 Things to Bring on the Spring

    Spring is upon us! It's time to shake off the winter gloom and welcome the new season with these five great products that are sure to add a little color and cheer to both your indoor and outdoor...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    03.21.13

  4. 6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials
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    6 Outdoor Patio Dining Essentials

    Summer brings warm nights and the perfect atmosphere for outdoor patio dining. Set the stage for an evening on the terrace with these six patio dining essentials from shatter-proof wine glasses to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    07.12.13

  5. 7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests
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    7 Modern Wreaths to Welcome Your Guests

    In olden times, during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, people gathered wreaths of evergreen and lit fires as signs of hope in a coming spring and renewed light. We continue this...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.18.13

  6. 8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables
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    8 Modern Picnic-Style Tables

    Picnic tables. They work well inside or out, and they conjure happy memories of lazy summertime afternoons spent with friends and family. They're also simple and not fussy, and they allow for clear...

    written by: William Lamb
    12.19.13

  7. A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California
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    A Renovated Eichler Home in San Rafael, California

    Faced with the unique challenge of renovating the work of mid-century master, design principal Stephen Shoup of building Lab worked to replace austerity with intimacy. Adding fencing and windows,...

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    photos by: Scott Hargis
    03.25.14

  8. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
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    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  9. A Eucalyptus-Lined Oceanfront Home in Australia
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    A Eucalyptus-Lined Oceanfront Home in Australia

    A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.

    written by: Jane Rawson
    photos by: Sean Fennessy
    04.23.14

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