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Modern Communal Living in the Netherlands

Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded together, hired an architect, and set about forming the community that would net them the houses of their dreams.
November 16, 2009
Somewhere between Knight Rider’s KITT and your living room lives ATNMBL, Mike and Maaike’s concept for a driverless car.

Driving: Joy Ride

San Francisco–based design team Mike and Maaike wave goodbye to the driver's seat with their concept car, the ATNMBL (the "autonomobile"). Consider it a high-tech living room on wheels.
November 16, 2009
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Farm Fresh

Nobody ever said farming was easy, but the rewards of a homegrown harvest are great. On six acres of fertile land in the heart of rural Iowa, Geoff and Joanna Mouming mix modern home design with a traditional way of life.
October 29, 2009
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Prefab, Proven

In January 2003, we issued a challenge to 16 architects: Design a modern prefab home for $200,000. Here’s the story of the house that resulted from that challenge—and what we learned along the way.
October 19, 2009
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The Frozen Fountain

Though some might say that you can’t buy good taste, Cok de Rooy has built a career out of doing just that. He refined his design sensibilities as a buyer for big brands like Liberty of London, and in 1992, he and his business partner, Dick Dankers, opened the Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam. Today the Dutch design shop is renowned for showcasing both homegrown and international talents, hosting twice-yearly exhibitions, and rotating original art and prototypes among its curated wares for purchase.
October 19, 2009
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New Grass Roots

When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are still a part of the locals’ common knowledge.
October 9, 2009
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The Norsk Face

Marianne Lien and Lasse Altern Halvorsen opened Pur Norsk in Oslo in 2006 to seek out and promote the finest in Norweigan design. Can Pur Dansk be far behind? 
September 28, 2009
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Mid-City Modern

In the heart of Atlanta, Shawn Moseley worked closely with designer Scott Ball to design and build his new house not ten minutes from downtown.
September 23, 2009
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

5 Modern Dishwashers

Today’s dishwashers are quieter and more energy- and water-efficient than ever—giving you a little peace and quiet as well as peace of mind. The only thing they don’t do is unload the dishes themselves.
September 16, 2009
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