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Kitchen of the Week: An Architect-Designer Couple’s Own Cottage Kitchen in Los Feliz

The latest kitchen on our radar: a young architect/designer couple’s own remodel in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. “The attached photos …

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'This is all stolen': Canadian man offers to share his land with First Nations

Joel Holmberg had been batting the idea around for years. But the final decision came last month, as he scrolled through the online vitriol that erupted after a white farmer was acquitted of killing a young Cree man in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.<p>Holmberg turned to social media, but …

Scenic Train Trips Across Canada

Romance of the Rails<p>The Canadian train trips on this list offer stunning scenery and provide more than just transportation from point A to B. Though …

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The Best Montreal Tips From Our Readers

In this column, we always get great recommendations for bars, restaurants, and attractions. But this week Montreal residents and frequent visitors …

The Defining a Style Series: What Is Modern Farmhouse Design?

<i>We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>There’s a reason …

Q&A: Lucie Koldova Talks About Her Das Haus Concept For imm Cologne

Inspired by Bohemian crystal-making and more, the Czech guest designer imagines the 2018 edition of Das Haus.<p>German design show imm Cologne fires visitors’ imaginations each year with a conceptual home called Das Haus, set amidst the exhibits from rising talent and established brands. This year’s …

Gorgeous timber home was designed for aging in place

The 2,900-square-foot home takes up a single level with no steps.<p>This gorgeous Japanese-inspired abode in upstate New York is more than a tasteful, eco-friendly timber home. It’s part of the next generation of senior housing. Over the next two decades, older Americans are poised to dramatically …

A Ghostly Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, Was Hidden for Centuries

An X-ray revealed the lost portrait.<p>There are few contemporary portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots. Implicated in both her husband’s murder and a plot …

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Designer Creates High-Tech Mirror That Only Works When You Smile

A new high tech mirror, designed specifically for cancer patients, will only become reflective when a user smiles into it.<p>The plug-in device, which …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario

A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.<p>Kevin Weiss of the Toronto firm Weiss Architecture and Urbanism designed this private boathouse and dock for a family on an island in the archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario. The structure makes use of rustic …

The St. Lawrence River Flows Right by This Cottage’s Doorstep

Whale-watching is an indoor activity at a maritime sanctuary in Quebec.<p>Green hills and jagged precipices carve the Charlevoix region on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. The area’s overpowering scenery owes its existence to a 15-billion-ton meteor that made impact some 350 …

Project 2575

Denver, Colorado<p>When Bryan Bozeman, principal and founder of Stone Cloud Design Build, a boutique design-build firm based in Denver, CO, began the design/build process for his own home, he knew it would be his chance to push the envelope creatively and showcase some of the unique concepts and …

Vancouver’s Botanist Restaurant Updates the Power Lunch

Surrounded by snowy mountains and perched oceanside, even Vancouver’s business district manages to be idyllic.<p>At the district’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, a fresh take on the hotel restaurant has bloomed by way of Botanist. The restaurant, which opened in the spring of 2017, focuses on the local …

Brick House Transformed

Seattle, Washington<p>This quaint brick house situated in the Seattle neighborhood of Laurelhurst was running out of room for its growing family. The small kitchen was cut off from the other spaces, the TV/homework room was cramped and overused, the living room sat un-used, and all spaces lacked …

10 Open Kitchen Solutions That Will Get Things Cooking

In some sense, the kitchen is the center of the home—a warm, cozy spot where everyone tends to gather.<p>Today, modern living frequently calls for an open plan, where the kitchen, living, and dining rooms merge into one great room. Though this is the perfect solution for hosts who like to entertain …

8 of the Best Modern Pools to Dream of Before the End of Summer

Cool off and enjoy the last drops of the season with these 8 modern pools we love.<p>It may be the end of August, but summer is still going strong in our minds as we daydream about lounging by the pool. Take a look at these beautiful examples that we wouldn’t mind taking a dip in.<p>A Poolside Oasis in …

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