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WHEN COLONIAL MEETS CONTEMPORARY

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In our most recent Whole Foods Market store opening in Bridgewater, NY, we had the opportunity to design eclectic details that embrace the township’s colonial architecture with a contemporary touch that resembles our modern world.

Entering the store one can be captivated by the floor to ceiling brick store facade that invites you into WFM’s ‘Plant & Plate’ store within in a store concept.  The natural brick ‘store’ is a home and garden concept that sells planters and plants, kitchen ware, bath, and home decor.

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DIY: USB Wall Outlet

 

Since almost all of our devices are now charged by USB cables, it seems like wall outlets should start including USB ports as well.  Here’s a DIY tutorial on how to add them to your existing outlets.

Upgrade a Wall Outlet to Charge USB Devices [Lifehacker]

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Dog House by Frank Lloyd Wright

I saw this article about a dog house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1956 and couldn’t help but think about the Barkitecture competition coming up this summer.

The Dog House Frank Lloyd Wright Built [Gizmodo]

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IKEA Hacks

IKEA Hackers is a great website showcasing many cool ideas involving re-purposed IKEA furniture.  I’ll admit some of the pieces aren’t the greatest looking but I enjoy seeing the design intent of each project and how they attempted to build it.

IKEA Hackers

Smart Thermostat for the iGeneration

As today’s generation grows accustomed to the increasingly popular trend of simple-to-use, touch-screen devices, archaic hardware such as home thermostats look more and more out of place.  Thankfully Tony Fadell, the original iPod designer, has taken it upon himself to make a next-gen thermostat called Nest that is much more pleasing to the eye as well as crazy easy to use.  Wired.com has a great piece about Fadell’s Nest project which describes all of it’s great features and showcases it’s great design.  Who thought saving the planet could look so good?  Price: $250

[Wired]

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