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Modern Views

November 2014,
Vol. 15
Issue 01
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Black chalkboard pegboard by Margaret Oomen

Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Kitchen

While renters might not be able to rip out cabinets or excise egregious countertops, there are practical fixes that needn’t last longer than your lease.

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Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.

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Fall in Love with This Dreamy Studio

An artist and an architect collaborate on a residence dedicated to art on a quiet island.

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A 1930s Tudor Home Brightens Up in Toronto

A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.

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11 Products We Love by Norwegian Designers Anderssen & Voll

Since they formed their eponymous studio in 2009, Oslo-based designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll have made their mark in the furniture and product world, with a streamlined portfolio that…

Industrial kitchen built on a budget.

Inexpensive Materials Pay Off Big

In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

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Neoclassical Meets Modern in This Nordic Gem

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century apartment.

Norwegian wood-burning iron stove designed by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll.

Modern Take on a Classic Cast-Iron Stove

An Oslo design duo create a modern iteration of the cast-iron stove with a timeless silhouette.

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Two Writers Just Enjoy the Basics

A low-key vacation spot in Ontario is the right getaway from Washington, D.C.

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Designer Celebrates Los Angeles with Local Design Approach

Armen Sevada Gharabegian, head of Los Angeles–based Lounge22 and Ethos Design, shares his philosophies on the importance of working locally.

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How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool

There’s no denying the appeal of a seat at the bar; it’s where everybody knows your name, after all.

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Bathroom Design Idea: Copper Color Scheme

Penny tile imbues a San Francisco bathroom with a sophisticated, spa-like feel.

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Kitchen and Bath Trend to Watch: Warm Metals

Warm metals have hit peak popularity in furniture and lighting—and now the kitchen and bath industry.

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Inexpensive and Durable Material We Love: Laminates

With materials, one must often make tradeoffs among looks, maintenance, price, and functionality (we’re talking about you, marble).

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Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

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6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now

Brew the perfect cup of joe, add counter appeal, and discover a growing trend in cooking methods with the new appliances in our roundup.

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A House That Looks as Natural as the Landscape

A family home on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is built to blend in with its lakeside setting.

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A Versatile House Fulfills All This Musician's Needs

In Kansas City, an architecture studio designs an adaptable house for a musician on a budget.

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The Midcentury Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years

Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.

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Brazilian-Influenced Organic Modern Bathtub for Italian Company Agape

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan gets in the product design game with a curvy, organic bathtub for Italian brand Agape.

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Spruce Up Your Kitchen and Bathroom with These High-Tech Fixtures

From hands-free flushing to auto-fill tubs and appliances connected to the Internet, the latest fleet of gadgets and gizmos will make your kitchen and bathroom state of the art.

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