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The Gimon family sitting outside their 1950s Esherick home

THE GOLDEN STATE: 5 GREAT HOMES IN CALIFORNIA

From the first LEED Gold-certified home in San Diego to a light-reflecting Berkeley prefab, we highlight five of our favorite abodes from the west coast.

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Originally appeared in A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
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It’s mid-morning on the lanai. Cathy reads a Dr. Seuss book to Zane while Craig chats with a client about a project he’s working on back in San Francisco.

MODERN DESIGN ACROSS HAWAII

Hop from island to island as we suss out spectacular modern design sited in Hawaii's idyllic tropical landscape.

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Originally appeared in Go With the Flow
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Modern dining area with black furniture and David Weeks pendant light

BEST OF BROOKLYN: 5 GREAT MODERN HOMES

Holding the title of New York's most populated borough and second highest ranking city in the United States, Brooklyn has made quite a name for itself. Here, we highlight five great spaces from the 71 square miled city.

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Originally appeared in A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn
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CHEAP AND CHIC: 3 CREATIVE INTERIORS FEATURING OSB

These three interiors make oriented strand board (OSB), a cheap material made of wood fragments, look luxe. For more examples of humble materials used in a high-end way, see our post on plywood in the home, and a roundup of plywood furniture and accessories.

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Originally appeared in Hive Minded
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The geometric Shard Planter Bench is more than just planter or bench—it’s a sculptural piece of art. Designed by Charles Constantine for Planterworx’s Element collection, each Shard Planter Bench is custom made to the dimensions and specifications desired

5 PERFECT PLANTERS FOR YOUR GARDEN

Generate some of your own shade this summer with lush plants and their equally attractive planters.

Originally appeared in Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
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A CONNECTICUT COTTAGE OUTFITTED WITH MODERN FURNITURE

In Guilford, Connecticut, residents Suzanne and Brooks Kelley furnished the glass-walled living room of their cottage with an array of classic items paired with minimalist contemporary pieces, all in a soothing mix of neutral hues.

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Originally appeared in Striking Angular Cottage in Connecticut
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Ginny Evans’s childhood chore was to empty the dishwasher. These days, once she’s loaded one up, her job—–at least professionally—–is done. Evans graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City in early 2006 and

CHEAT SHEET: THE MODERN KITCHEN

From experts' picks on dish racks and cutlery to advice on building your dream kitchen, Dwell keeps the home fires burning with this handy cheat sheet.

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Originally appeared in 5 Modern Dishwashers
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The Gimon family sitting outside their 1950s Esherick home

THE GOLDEN STATE: 5 GREAT HOMES IN CALIFORNIA

From the first LEED Gold-certified home in San Diego to a light-reflecting Berkeley prefab, we highlight five of our favorite abodes from the west coast.

Photo by Caren Alpert.

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