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A Old Passive Home is Brought into the 21st Century

This light-filled California residence was once the home of a submarine engineer in the 1950s. One of the first passive-solar homes in the state, the house was clearly inspired by sun and eart​h and was constructed using only redwood, glass, concrete and stainless steel. From above, the structure looks like a nautilus shell, and the kitchen counter “aligns with the sun’s angle at t...
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Link Love: Turkey and more

The United States of Thanksgiving New York Times Have you ever wondered what the most popular Thanksgiving food is in every state? Apparently in Colorado it’s pecan pie bites with gravy. Oh my. Seven traffic tips to get you to the Thanksgiving table Google Blog “You’ve got enough on your plate this Thanksgiving without having to worry about traffic, too. So, Google Maps looked a...
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Modern Monday: A Maryland Home Gets a Major Makeover

It’s hard to believe this is the same house from the before images. This private residence called upon Shinberg.Levinas and Oehme van Sweden & Associates to recreate the interior space and develop the gorgeous landscaping. To give the home a more modern feel, the exterior red brick was painted white. Interior walls were removed to create a larger living space and floor-to-celing windo...
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An interesting source for reclaimed wood

Ahoy ye landlubbers! If you love the romance and glamour of life on the ocean, this kitchen is going to really inspire you! Glaswegian Laura decided to remodel her kitchen with reclaimed products from old buildings (fairly normal) and old ships. Now, we have heard of using reclaimed barn wood, old barrels, even old logs found at the bottom of rivers. But reclaiming old ships is a new one. But why...
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Link Love: Transparent house, shipping containers and more

Before & After: a Family Home in Ireland Design*Sponge “The home had seen a lot of wear and tear over the years and needed a fresh look for a young family. By keeping the focus on the family, Roisin was able to create a design that was colorful and modern, but also practical and functional for all members of the family.” Quebec Couple Builds a Home Using Four Shipping Containers J...
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The journey is complete! Marvin is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Capitol Chr...

The journey is complete! Marvin is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree, which has finally arrived at its home in Washington, D.C.! http://track.capitolchristmastree.com/#/