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What’s The Best Thing About The View Outside Your Window? What Would You Change?
Seeing all the neighborhood doggos walk by is the best! I would take a bit more greenery. @ellianaasha Being able to see the Golden Gate Bridge over the fig leaf tree. Need a bigger window! @its_tamme I see friends and neighbors go by. But they also
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Walter Hood
Last year marked a widespread reckoning with racial injustice in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and amid a pandemic disproportionately affecting communities of color. But that’s not what prompted Oakland artist and designer Walter Hood, 2019 reci
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An Oral History of the Parklet
With a wooden bench, a strip of sod, a hastily purchased tree, and a handful of quarters, three designers from Rebar, an art and design studio with a bent for activism, took over a nondescript parking space in downtown San Francisco on a busy weekday
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Escape Pod
Roughly 1,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mauna Loa, Captain Cook (population 4,000) is a world away from the manicured lawns and putting greens of the sprawling resorts elsewhere on Hawaii’s Big Island. The center of the Kona coffee indust
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Ripple Effect
On a cold and rainy day in February 2017, Todd Vogel and Karen Hust hosted a meeting with the renovation team at their new home. Located on a lush lot on Bainbridge Island, off the Washington coast, the property was designed by architect Harold Molds
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Thank you so much for the article on inclusive design [“Design for Everyone,” March/April]. One of my pet peeves is not being able to find a beautiful and livable one-level home. I have a friend who can no longer do steps, so she can no longer visit
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All Things Considered
“Stop here a moment.” Rickard Rotstein pauses as we approach the entrance to his Swedish island summer home. There’s not much to see. Ahead is a windowless box of a structure, only 26 feet wide and a bit more than 9 feet tall. Rather than sit on the
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Modern Market
nebulizing diffuser ‘orb’ This nebulizing-type diffuser delivers the bespoke high-quality scent of @aroma 100% pure natural essential oils. The transparency of the glass flask and the smooth shape of the pedestal display beautifully in all spaces. at
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Animal House
Never underestimate a man’s love for his horse. Las Cuadras, a delightful casita on the outskirts of Benidorm, in the Alicante province of Spain, was built as much to give comfort to an aging horse as to provide a weekend home for its owner, photogra
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The World Outside
I’m excited to go to a barbecue. More specifically, I’m excited to go to a barbecue where I don’t have to worry so much about how close I can get to people I don’t live with. I’m excited to hug my friends again. I’m excited to talk to strangers in re
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One Last Thing
One of my rules for going to flea markets is to know ahead of time what I’m looking for. On a visit to the Pasadena Flea Market back in 2015, I had in mind something with an organic look that I could bring into my home. Initially, I was thinking abou
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Maximum Capacity
On one level, architect Aya Maceda’s mission was simple. A couple with four children and a weekend house in Sharon, Connecticut, wanted a modern barn to replace the crumbling garage on their property. In addition to sheltering cars, it would store a
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Clutter Control
A year ago, when Covid-19 sent many apartment dwellers fleeing for bigger spaces and fewer people, Joshua Skirtich did the opposite. The industrial designer gave up his one-bedroom in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood and moved into an 88-square-foot roo
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An Ode to the Outdoor Shower
We put in an outdoor shower at the same time that we got a hot tub. We converted this little private alleyway behind our house in a very scrappy way. Our contractors dug a French drain, and then we put cement tiles over it. On one wall we added a sho
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Branching Out
“Look!” says Ąžuolas Titus, who’s just turned seven. He presents a purple newt spattered with mud while his older brothers, Vakaris, twelve, and Vėjas, nine, hold their labradoodle, Blue, at bay. Suddenly, they’re all off—dog in tow—racing along the
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Modern World
Perfect your smash in style with the boldly graphic Feel Free Ping-Pong paddle from Round21. One of five designs in the limited-edition “Pieces” collection by Berlin-based visual artist Ju Schnee, the paddle is made of lightweight Japanese beech and
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Fresh Tracks
The cold arc of the sky is bright blue, and the high Norwegian plateau at the edge of Hardangervidda National Park is even brighter white. Cross-country skiers in red anoraks, black knickers, and long white woolen stockings kick-glide along freshly g
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Vanity Projects
According to Babba Rivera, marketing phenom and founder of hair-care brand Ceremonia I feel like the products are what should shine in a beauty space. I don’t think you need a designated vanity with a chair. When I think about how I live my life, I d
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Working The Angles
According to Michael Hsu, architect of homes, hotels, and other spaces with memorable bathrooms Fixtures are like the jewelry of a space—they’re usually bright and shiny, and your eye goes directly to them. So even though they’re not the first thing
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Top-shelf Tiny Kitchens
According to Kate Oliver, cofounder of The Modern Caravan and Airstream renovator extraordinaire It’s really important to think about how you cook. Are you a messy or clean cook? There’s a common misconception that we’ll change our behavior when we l
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Heart of Glass
On a gently sloping field in the Swiss canton of Valais, a stone barn stands amid rows of grapevines before a looming mountain peak. Local farmer turned cattle trader Pierre-Joseph Huguet built the barn in 1854 to shelter his herd, and it’s still in
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One Last Thing
I grew up in a rural town in southwest Russia, Stavropol. We didn’t have magazines. We didn’t really have any art museums. We didn’t have Internet. I got my first computer in my twenties. But my sense of curiosity was always very strong, and I would
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Don’t the Berkshires get plenty of snow? Those minimally pitched roofs in “Full Circle” [January/February] seem like they’ll need a lot of roof raking in winter. Even if they can handle the weight, I’d be concerned about ice damming and leaks. FRED H
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Paola Velez
An Afro-Dominican woman from the Bronx, Paola Velez graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2009 before going on to work as sous chef to household-name chocolatier Jacques Torres in New York City. She was earning acclaim for her work in the kitchen at Kith
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Economies of Scale
You might have glimpsed the three thirtysomething couples laughing and strolling through the Santiago, Chile, district of Las Condes over the last few years. They would invariably steer toward the French restaurant Baco, where the conversation always
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Modern Market
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Inside and Out
At the end of a long road that winds through a dense spruce forest, just north of the small town of Kongsberg, Norway, sits an enormous greenhouse by a stream. Inside, an abundance of fruit trees—figs, grapes, citrus, cherries, and plums—and vegetabl
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