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How do you feel about “shoes off” in the house? • For some it’s a cultural given, for others a practical choice. We asked readers to weigh in on forgoing footwear indoors.
Spirit of Invention • A New England cottage makes the most of short summers with an innovative indoor/outdoor space.
Modern World • Introducing eight visionaries who are moving ecologically attuned design forward and a selection of new products to make your home easier on the environment.
Anna Saint Pierre • The inventor of Granito explains why we should recycle our old buildings—right where they stand.
MATERIALS + RECYCLING • Materials matter. This ensemble represents innovative ways of processing and repurposing the stuff that things are made of.
Ali Malkawi • The researcher behind HouseZero brings us closer to artificially intelligent, self-regulating homes.
DATA + MONITORING • Knowing is half the battle. New monitoring devices allow you to easily adjust energy use.
Tala Lighting • The three founders behind the British brand put high design into high-efficiency LED bulbs.
ENERGY + LIGHTING • The LED has come a long way. Here are our favorite new options for balancing efficiency and aesthetics.
Local Office • The duo behind Local Office Landscape and Urban Design are creating neighborhoods to support nature.
WATER + GARDENING • New-to-market tech to make the most of the water your home uses and to keep your garden growing.
WHAT COMES NEXT? • Designer Yves Béhar has created some of the most attractive smart-home devices on the market. He explains why it’s time for them to start working together.
Home Grown • A new generation of pantry gardens takes local produce to the next level, but do they have a future in every kitchen?
Li Edelkoort • The revered trend forecaster predicts how artificial intelligence, material science, and climate change will transform how and where we build our homes.
Pretty in Pastels • Peeling back the layers in a pied-à-terre in Spain reveals the inspiration for its palette.
Garage Scale • In a leafy Boston suburb, a place to park cars and repair vintage scooters grows into a bucolic sanctuary.
Hiding in Plain Sight • Behind a subdued exterior, a San Francisco townhouse expresses its wild side.
MISSION STATEMENT • A HOUSE IN SYDNEY COMBATS CLIMATE CHANGE WITH ITS OWN ECOSYSTEM.
Vivid Living • A couple, their kids, and two sets of grandparents share a boldly imagined house in upstate New York.
FINE LINES • A DESIGNER COUPLE BUILD A CONTEMPORARY CABIN IN NORWAY INSPIRED BY RURAL FENCES.
Unplug and Play • A power couple in the tech world create the home of their dreams—with barely a gadget in sight.
Only the Essentials • A mostly prefab design paves the way to a simpler life on a lakefront in southern Uruguay.
Brick by Brick • A team of architects uses the bones of a midcentury eyesore to create a new home for a family of seven.
modern market • Smart Shopping For the Design Obsessed. Find what you love in our expertly curated selection of finely crafted home, office, travel, and lifestyle products.
sourcing • The products, furniture, architects, designers, and builders featured in this issue.
one last thing • Designer Bethan Laura...