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5 Modern Barns We Love

These homeowners must get a kick every time someone asks whether they "live in a barn or something."
September 11, 2015
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5 Dream Escapes That You Can Rent

Summer may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late to book one last amazing getaway. These five vacation rentals offer plenty of inspiration.
August 19, 2015
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Tiny Two-Story Structures

Second levels lend these small buildings distinct space, without adding unnecessary square footage.
July 30, 2015

5 Crazy Cantilevers

These mind-bending cantilevers leave us speechless.
July 29, 2015
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Brewing Coffee From Bed, and Other Reasons Americans Want Smart Homes

Smart tech has leapt off the pages of science fiction, wowed early adopters, and, according to a recent study, is on the verge of cracking the mainstream. Porch and Lowe's
June 11, 2015
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5 Tiny Backyard Additions

These minuscule outbuildings may not contribute much in terms of square footage, but they do create valuable oases outside the home for work, play, and meditation.
June 10, 2015
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From Chinatown to Terminator, A (Very) Abbreviated Look at the L.A. River in Film

As the center of the global film industry, Los Angeles and its landmarks occupy a special place in the cultural imagination. What else could explain why a mostly dry, concrete waterway elicits such strong emotions? Though the Los Angles River of the silver screen frequently hosts vehicular and/or violent showdowns, the real-life locale is mostly uneventful day-to-day. Many Angelenos
June 5, 2015
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Graphic Prints Muse on Nature in the Modern World

An artist's prints are inspired by urban gardens.
May 28, 2015