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  1. 8 Modern Carports
    A Great Idea

    8 Modern Carports

    Though it's sometimes looked down upon as a dowdy counterpart to its enclosed cousin, the garage, the carport is a functional and—as these examples from Dwell's archives suggest—often elegant touch...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.02.14

  2. Transformative House Renovation in Seattle
    Renovation

    Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

    A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.

    written by: William Lamb
    07.15.14

  3. Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand
    Outdoor

    Modular Backyard Playhouse in New Zealand

    A New Zealand architect riffs on toy building blocks and Case Study houses for his children’s backyard fort.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Simon Devitt
    07.14.14

  4. iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer
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    iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

    Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  5. 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

  6. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
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    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

  7. Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant
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    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

  8. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
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    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. 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

  10. 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

  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. 13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces
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    13 Inspiring Coworking Spaces

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

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    07.10.14

  15. 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

  16. Home Share Lets You Stay in Gorgeous Designer Homes
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    Home Share Lets You Stay in Gorgeous Designer Homes

    The brainchild of two Spanish graphic designers and travelers, Behomm offers an invite-only, curated home swap for the design community. The site lets designers and artists see and stay in over 1...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.18.14

  17. Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water
    A Great Idea

    Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

    The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    12.03.14

  18. Primer on Landscape Architecture
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    Primer on Landscape Architecture

    Don’t know your Lawrence Halprin from your Richard Haag? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite articles, interviews, and essays on modern landscape architecture.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    11.04.13

  19. Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door
    Green

    Potted Plants Delivered to Your Door

    In New York, you can get virtually anything delivered, but The Sill, a houseplant shop delivery service, is tops.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.10.14

  20. Small Space Holiday Cocktail Party
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    Small Space Holiday Cocktail Party

    We love a challenge and we're here to prove that hosting a holiday cocktail party in a small space is not only doable but can be totally chic as well. Here, we take a look at a variety of space...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.20.13

  21. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Chef
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Chef

    Though the oohs and aahhs may come when the table is set and filled with culinary triumphs, the real hero of the day is the chef and his/her tools behind the scenes. Check out this gift guide for...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.02.13

  22. 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table
    Gift Guides

    2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For The Table

    For the enthusiastic entertainer, the plucky party planner, or the Host/ess with the mostess we've got a fantastic round up of gifts for anyone in your life that loves to throw a good dinner party...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    11.25.13

  23. Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating
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    Holiday Entertaining 101: Plenty of Seating

    Don't leave your guests standing while trying to balance their egg nog and plate of tasty treats. Plan ahead and be prepared with plenty of extra stylish seating. From stools, to chairs, to love...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    12.04.13

  24. 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

  25. 7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces
    Outdoor

    7 Dreamy Outdoor Spaces

    A polar vortex is a lot more tolerable when you have beautiful, breezy pictures of sun-drenched outdoor spaces to stare at and day dream. Here are some of our current favorite places we'd like to...

    written by: Megan Hamaker
    01.07.14

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