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May 13, 2015
Design is everywhere, even in the letters of the alphabet.
modular beachside getaway Australia

The decorative "S" on the side of this seaside home near Melbourne stands for Somerset, the name given to the prefab. 

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Originally appeared in This House is Why Friends Make the Best Collaborators
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colorful letterforms and art in dinning room

Sacramento architectural designer Curtis Popp created an imaginative media room for his family, complete with a Saarinen Tulip table, Philippe Starck chairs, and art made by local artists. His wife Susan found the bright-colored initials in a local shop—the couple’s daughter recommended the letters be switched to read “ps," for “postscript.” Read more about this affordable Sacramento remodel here.

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Mike Graffigna
Originally appeared in Just My Type
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Oak table with decorative objects

Resting atop an oak table in the home of architect Benedetta Tagliabue sits a “B” trophy, awarded to her and her late husband Enric Miralles for their work on the Santa Caterina Market rehabilitation project in Barcelona’s medieval core.

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Originally appeared in The Barcelona Home Like No Other
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The shelf over the sink is made from wood scraps from an old jetty. It's lined with glass on the top and bottom, to better reflect light and show off the objects Schonning has arranged on it. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersson.com/">Per Magnus

A kitchen in Stockholm displays a lucky number "7" and the letters "EYO."

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Copyright Per Magnus Persson
Originally appeared in An Attic Studio in Stockholm
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El Salvador retreat with a graphic sculpture

El Salvadorian architectural, interior, and furniture design company Cincopatasalgato built this indoor-outdoor lake house as the weekend home of a family that lives in San Salvador. The large "S" sculpture was salvaged from the 2001 earthquake in the city and repurposed by designer Gerardo Dumont.

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Jason Bax
Originally appeared in Idyllic Indoor-Outdoor House in El Salvador
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modular beachside getaway Australia

The decorative "S" on the side of this seaside home near Melbourne stands for Somerset, the name given to the prefab. 

Photo by Lisa Cohen . Image courtesy of Lisa Cohen.

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