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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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cambria natural quartz countertops

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:04 AM
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Cambria produces the only quartz countertops Made in the USA. Via The Kitchen Designer © Justin for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us digg Who's linking ? Technorati BlogPulse Google Want more on these topics ? Browse the archive of posts filed under All, Finish Materials, Kitchen and Bath.

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izona by fischer and paykel

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:03 AM
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Izona VentSurface, CookSurface (shown) and CoolDrawer by Fischer & Paykel. Wicked cool. Via Appliancist © Justin for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us digg Who's linking ? Technorati BlogPulse Google Want more on these topics ? Browse the archive of posts filed under All, Kitchen and Bath, appliances.

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house on martha’s vineyard, architecture research office

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:03 AM
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“Inspired by the sea and surrounding scrub oak forest Architecture Research Office has designed this modern beach house that updates New England’s rich traditions with glass, zinc, and an original clapboard siding scheme.” See the post at Below The Clouds for more photos and drawings of the gorgeous house. © Justin for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No [...]

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Home Prices Drop Most in Areas with Long Commute

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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By Kathleen Schalch from NPR Economists say home prices are nowhere near hitting bottom. But even in regions that have taken a beating, some neighborhoods remain practically unscathed. And a pattern is emerging as to which neighborhoods those are...

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Chicago must do’s?

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:08 AM
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I’m in Chicago for the week for business, and I decided to drag my family along with me. We are staying at the Club Quarters Central Loop, which is not modern at all, but relatively affordable. While most of my days will be taken up, I have nights to explore, and my wife [...]

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What Does it Take to Solar Power Your Desktop Computer?

by Jamie from Farmhouse Modern  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:19 AM
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I am thinking about building a “Farmhouse Micro” office out behind my house, but the perfect spot is too close to the neighbor’s house to get a permit for a permanent building. The solution seems to be to build a “temporary” structure without permanent electricity, gas or plumbing. This got me to thinking. [...]

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Powerlight office

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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Photovoltaic integrated building systems specialist Powerlight brought in Leger Wanaselja Architecture to redesign their growing company into shedlike zones. Above is the conference room built from recycled blue acrylic panels. Here's how they did it: "We stenciled a typical photovoltaic cell pattern on the panels. The structural ribs are shaped marine grade plywood and finished with natural oils. The translucent conference room has a shimmering, jewel box quality. Because of the blue tint and the multiple layers of acrylic, the color and opacity change dramatically throughout the day and with changing lighting." They also produced a very intriguing bookshelf design which you can see at Bookshelf. Via Offbeat Homes

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Suburban tipi

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:21 AM
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John Paananen says the idea behind the suburban tipi was to "take the fused nomadic home designs of the yurt, tipi, and igloo and slip the straitjacket of suburban values, materials, and methods of construction over them". The outside is built of pvc siding, polypropylene fluted sheeting, engineered timber, polycarbonate structured sheeting, foil-foam-foil insulation plywood, and polyethylene sheeting. Inside you've got plastic laminate flooring, concrete firepit, carpet tiles, hardboard panels, and polypropylene fluted sheeting. The whole thing is 18' diameter x 16' high. More photos at his extensive flickr site. Via Shed & Shelter

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Letters from Sweden - plumbing the prefab

by lavardera from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:17 AM
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In our last "Swedish Prefab" installment we looked at the innovations in electrical wiring and compared the round Swedish outlet boxes and plastic flexible conduit with loose conductors to the American system of square boxes and shielded wire cables [...]

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0357T - Timber Case House, Construction Prints Done!

by lavardera from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:23 AM
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This plan set has been kicking around on the back-burner for a few years now. I had created the Design Prints and started on the Construction Prints, but set it aside to develop other designs. Its nice to have four variations on the Steel Case House, but [...]

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