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USB Touchlight

The USB Touchlight is a small yet powerful light. It has 3 main advantages: First, It’s powered from any USB source. Secondly, it’s waterproof, which makes it ideal for camping or hiking (or cleaning your fish tank). And third, it has a very bright light which is adjustable. The team at Voltaic also completed its design with a stylish silver body that includes rings of aluminum that gives it a modern and minimalist look. Continue reading

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Contemporary Farm House

Farm houses have a charm that’s admired and desired. This modern version designed by Plan Bureau delivers the vibe of a restored barn without all of the surprises. Conceived as a nearly 900 sq.m. two story home, the brick and wood clad volume is classic in form. In fact, both buildings are classic rectangles with gabled roofs. Continue reading

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August Smart Lock

The August Smart Lock offers a whole new way to secure your home. Instead of using keys to open the door you can use your smartphone! The hardware is very straightforward and consists of a “smart” lock that replaces your current lock. Using a friendly application, you can enable different people to enter your home and they don’t need a key. Continue reading

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Lipkow

An ancient Polish home type was the inspiration for this modern family home in mid-north-eastern Poland. SDA Architekti used historic forms and materials and manipulated them to enhance contemporary life. Continue reading

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G-Pod

The G-Pod, designed by architect Dan Sparks, is not your average shipping container home. This transformative building comes fully equipped. The re-purposed container shells are smartly outfitted to fulfill every need for compact living off the grid. This makes them useful in many situations from urban to remote. Of course their ability to ship easily, rapidly, and globally makes them a fast housing solution. Continue reading

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Hybrid Radio

The Hybrid Radio is a small and lightweight AM FM radio and MP3 amplifier. Its design is especially appealing since it combines rattan and plastic. The rattan softens the appearance of the Hybrid Radio and gives it a warm and less technological feel. Also, the half plastic half rattan look is clean and simple and provides the Hybrid Radio a modern, sophisticated look. Continue reading

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Half and Half House

Corner lots carry loads of responsibility. NAF Architect and Design created a home whose halves share that role in distinctly different manners. Human nature compels us to always take the shortest route and on a vacant corner property, we’d take that diagonal short cut. That bypass is used here to create the intersection of a flat roof home with a gable roof house. The home sensitively addresses the nature of the corner lot. Continue reading

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House Sar

This modern home is an exemplary showcase of geometric grace and muted tonality. The palette is as introverted as the house appears to be from the street. Nico Van der Meulen Architects flooded the interiors with light from clerestory windows, without a drop of privacy being compromised. You will never believe it was crafted from a single level gable roofed home! Continue reading

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Skin Basin

The Skin Basin is a bathroom basin that is truly on a league of its own. It’s made from the same texture as the wall, however what makes it pop is the impression that it detached itself from the wall! The style is light and elegant and is bound to compliment any modern bathroom and give it that extra pazazz. Continue reading

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Monique Corriveau Library

This library is a truly religious experience. It is housed in the former St. Denys-du-Plateau Church, an elegant soaring creation of the late architect Jean-Marie Roy, erected in 1964. And it honors a local award-winning and prolific author of children’s books, Monique Corriveau. Continue reading