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WHAT IOS 7 WOULD LOOK LIKE IN YOUR HOME

Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 is set to launch in September. The redesign is radically different than what we're used to seeing on our iPhones and iPads today. Instead of icons and apps with depth and faux-material backgrounds, Apple has opted for a flatter, cleaner look. There's also a translucency to the experience, and much more animation and motion. Almost every built-in app and experience has gotten a makeover. In honor of Apple's coming launch, Justin Wagoner at The Agency San Diego has created images of what iOS 7 might look like should it take over everyday items in our home. Considering Apple is at the forefront of mobile design, Wagoner's designs don't look farfetched at all. They might be just around the corner.

Originally appeared in What iOS 7 Would Look Like in Your Home
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living room with glass windows

10 TIPS FOR CREATING A COMFORTABLE LIVING ROOM

A comfortable living space is about layers, creating conversational seating, and building a sensible room that’s both visually and functionally stimulating. A perfect living room teases and pleases the eye in a manner that feels edgy and fun while simultaneously catering to one’s need to pile up or curl in in the most casual way. Here, ten tips to help you on your way.

Photo by: Drew Kelly

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Originally appeared in Storage Savvy Renovation in Emeryville
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5 LUXURIOUS ALL-WHITE BATHROOMS

White traditionally signifies purity and cleanliness—and where better to send that signal than in the bathroom? Take inspiration from these five luxurious, all-white rooms.

Photo by Dwight Eschliman

Originally appeared in 5 Luxurious All-White Bathrooms
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The kitchen has ample cooking space and room for a crowd. The Ann Sacks tile backsplash softens the line of the stainless steel, while the black absolute granite countertop adds a muted counterpoint. Kohler and Grohe fixtures ensure that dishes can be tac

KITCHEN DESIGN: 5 BACKSPLASHES WE LOVE

Time for that tired old backsplash to go? Here are five ideas for new looks, ranging from top-of-the-line modern tile to the ultimate DIY version for an Airstream trailer.

Photo by Adam Friedberg

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Originally appeared in Modern Rowhouse Renovation in New York
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Modern kitchen island.

5 MORE COOL KITCHEN ISLANDS

"No man is an island," wrote poet John Donne, but in the case of kitchens an aptly placed island makes the room. "My favorite way to make a kitchen sculptural is on the island," says designer Laurie Haefele." There are a variety of ways such as changing the countertop heights and juxtaposing different materials as well. Also, by altering the depths of the perimeter cabinetry can add some interest and sculptural elements." As a follow-up to our 5 Cool Kitchen Islands post, we highlight five more.

Photo by Christian Schaulin

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Originally appeared in A Furniture Collector's Renovated Flat in Paris
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The most rigorous intervention was the internal opening-up of the house by removing two-thirds of the walls and ceilings. This creates one large living and kitchen space that extends to a lounge on the first floor. The protruding storage box (upper left)

THE COOLEST SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER HOUSES

Summer days are long in Scandinavia, and we can't think of any better place to spend the sunny hours than in—and around—these chic and stylish summer houses. As the summer winds down stateside, we present our favorite summer homes from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

Photo by Arsi Ikäheimonen

Originally appeared in An Idyllic Swedish Summerhouse
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ANGULAR MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOME IN WASHINGTON

For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a pair of retiring Scottish UCSB professors who wanted a home that would easily adapt to meet their changing needs while helping future generations meet theirs.

Photo credit: Dale Christopher Lang PhD AIAP

Originally appeared in Angular Multi-Generational Home in Washington
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Microwave iOS 7

WHAT IOS 7 WOULD LOOK LIKE IN YOUR HOME

Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 is set to launch in September. The redesign is radically different than what we're used to seeing on our iPhones and iPads today. Instead of icons and apps with depth and faux-material backgrounds, Apple has opted for a flatter, cleaner look. There's also a translucency to the experience, and much more animation and motion. Almost every built-in app and experience has gotten a makeover. In honor of Apple's coming launch, Justin Wagoner at The Agency San Diego has created images of what iOS 7 might look like should it take over everyday items in our home. Considering Apple is at the forefront of mobile design, Wagoner's designs don't look farfetched at all. They might be just around the corner.

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