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Modern Tiny Library Glows in Canada

Collect this ideaPromoting literacy and a lifelong love of reading, The Story Pod, a lending library and community gathering space, is a small structure with star power. The pro bono project by architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB) is the realization of one community’s goal to create a central, modern landmark at which residents can engage …

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2016 Goals

I have big dreams for where I want to go this year, hoping I’m prepared to make real plans and take action to get there, but this post is not really about that. This one is about my high and low of last year, and how I want those to …

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Colorful Apartment in Paris Suits Young Fashion Designer

Collect this ideaSABO Project designed Hike, a stylish contemporary apartment in the Montmartre district of Paris. The apartment was envisioned for a young fashion designer who wanted clever storage solutions and original ways to maximize space.Several partitions were removed and a multi-functional wall unit was inserted. This wall acts as a “stair, office, display, closet, fabric storage” and …

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The Best of Freshome: Top 10 Posts of 2015

Collect this ideaIs it any wonder that the story on this amazing loft was our No. 1 post of the year?What a year 2015 has been! Amid all the terrorist attacks, natural disasters and political posturing, it’s tempting to want to hunker down in our homes. After all, they’re our safe havens, …

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Top 10 Posts from 2015

Hi, guys.  It’s my last post for 2015 before I leave for Christmas break, and before the year ends I’m making it a tradition to pause and look back on projects from the year before heading lightning speed into the new year.  This is also, for some friends and family that …

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Easy Gift Wrap: Gift Tag Stickers

One last gift wrap idea before Christmas is here (with free downloadable files whaaat), because I know the majority of us will be doing some last minute gift wrapping.  Every year I try to do better at getting ahead and not having to scramble down to the wire to prep …

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Modern Getaway in Peru Made for Entertaining

Collect this ideaInspired by Maison Dom-ino, an open floor plan design by famed architect Le Corbusier, Jorge Marsino Prado envisioned Asia House, a modern getaway with a twist. The 3,260-square-foot home is located in the Asia District south of Lima, Peru.“The building standards for the small, semi-isolated lot in the middle of an artificial oasis …

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DIY Merry Pine Garland

Guys, I like garlands a lot.  Greenery garlands in particular seem to be the thing I can’t get sick of this season, so I’ve got one more very simple one to share with you for your holiday merriment.  The plus with all this garland making is that I had most all of …

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Twin Loft in L.A. Brings Modern Industrial Spaces Home

Collect this ideaCompleted by CHA:COL, this modern home in Los Angeles was initially a loft in need of a redesign. However, during the planning stage, the owner also purchased the apartment next door.“The design goal had switched from the original needs of a single occupant into a larger interconnected space that …

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