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Old World Meets Modern: A Casual but Elegant Pre-War Flat on the Baltic Coast

Once again, we find ourselves in the familiar position of being utterly charmed by a Colombe Design project. (We’ve waxed poetic about their projects twice before: here and here.) There are similarities between the residences the firm designs—Old World high ceilings, striking architectural details, an emphasis on sculptural statement lighting—but this one, while just as elegant as the other projects, has a whimsical casualness all its own. This sophisticated but relaxed approach was largely informed by the apartment’s seaside location in Sopot, on Poland’s Baltic Coast. “Sopot has a very elegant, pre-war-vibe. It’s where many people from Warsaw (and Sweden)…


How to Use a Mobile CNC Router

Project details Skill 3 out of 5 Moderate Cost $2500 Estimated Time N/A Steps: Start by creating a work surface for the router using the marking tape. Place the tape roughly 3-4” apart and leave space in the middle for the material being cut to go in. Scan the work surface using the CNC router and it should calibrate automatically. Import the desired logo/file/etc. that’s going to be cut and place it on top of the material through the scanner. Using the screen as the guide, hover the router over the outline of the file image and let the router…


Current Obsessions: LA Story

Current Obsessions: LA Story - RemodelistaIcon - Arrow LeftIcon - Arrow RightIcon - External LinkIcon - MessageIcon - Down ChevronIcon - CloseIcon - Dropdown ArrowIcon - Location PinIcon - Zoom OutIcon - Zoom InIcon - SearchIcon - EmailIcon - FacebookflipboardIcon - InstagramIcon - PinterestIcon - TwitterIcon - Check Mark An icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. An icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. An icon we use to indicate a button link is external. The icon we use to represent an email action. Used to indicate a dropdown. Used to indicate a close action. Used to…


Inside Your Home’s Electrical Service Panel

Major power outages are easy to understand: Your house loses electrical power when a storm or accident takes down the power lines, or when a utility crew needs to make repairs or alterations in your area. But what about the many smaller power outages that can occur in your house—like when an appliance or power tool stops working, or when the recessed lights in a room suddenly go out? To solve the mystery behind these mini-outages, you need to take a look at the main electrical service panel in your house –the distribution center for all the electricity you consume.…


How a Septic System Works

In town, when you flush the toilet, the waste is piped out to a sewage treatment plant. That plant treats and separates the waste into water that’s clean enough to be discharged into a river and into solids called residual waste. The residual waste gets landfilled or used as fertilizer. In the country, there isn’t sewage treatment plants. Instead, septic systems do largely the same thing, but on a much smaller scale. Waste-water leaves the house and empties into an underground septic tank that’s usually 20 to 50 feet away from the house, beginning the treatment process. Treatment Starts at…


Danish Light: 8 Ideas to Steal from a New Restaurant in Copenhagen by a Studio on the Rise

Midway through a particularly bleak New York City winter, I’ve been fantasizing about a potential escape—most recently, to Copenhagen. A few weeks ago I was planning an imaginary/hopeful trip, looking at airfares, and poking around the Internet for new hotels and wine bars to try when I stumbled upon Hverdagen—a new restaurant in the city’s industrial-cool Kødbyen neighborhood with warm, clean-lined interiors, paper lanterns, and terra cotta-colored details—and added it to my wish-list itinerary. A little more digging revealed that the restaurant interiors are by Danish studio Vermland, founded by cabinet maker Joakim Tolf Vulpius and young architect Anton Bak—the…

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