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10 Easy Pieces: Modern Round Kitchen Tables

Every now and then we get requests for specific 10 Easy Pieces features: this one is for our architect friend Jerome Buttrick, who is searching for a small round kitchen dining table. Here are our current favorites: Above: The De La Espada 018 Atlantico Round Table is available in three finishes; $1,885 at Hive. Above: The Faye Toogood Charcoal Roly Poly Dining Table is $15,000 at March. Above: The Vitra Gueridon Table, shown in Smoked Oak, is $2,860 at Design Design Store. Above: The Vico Magistretti Maui Round Table is available at Bello Spazio. Above: Designed by Ronan & Erwan…

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Steal This Look: A Danish Kitchen/Dining Room with Vintage Charm

Owners Johanne Landbo and Lukas Filip Fernandes of a 1927 townhouse in Copenhagen source most of their decor from vintage finds. “We always use the Danish vintage page called ‘The Blue Newspaper,’” says Johanne (it’s called DBA). “We spend a lot of time going on auctions and Facebook Marketplace and make sure that the things are just right for our place before we buy it. It is very rare that we buy items from new, as we like the personality the things get from aging. It feels more alive and adds history.” This is, of course, the best approach to achieve…

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Why Corporate ‘Net Zero’ Pledges Should Trigger Healthy Skepticism

Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have pledged to reduce their impact on climate change and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. These plans sound ambitious, but what does it actually take to reach net-zero and, more importantly, will it be enough to slow climate change? As environmental policy and economics researchers, we study how companies make these net-zero pledges. Though the pledges make great press releases, net-zero is more complicated and potentially problematic than it may seem. What is ‘net-zero’ emissions? The gold standard for reaching net-zero emissions looks like this: A company…

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All About the Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Low-Angle Block Plane

This article appeared in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click here to learn how to subscribe. The No. 102 low-angle block plane that made its debut in the 1877 catalog of Stanley Rule & Level Co. was a 5 1/2-inch-long, all-steel tool designed to slice through tough end grain, such as butcher blocks. All About the No. 102 Low-Angle Block Plane But carpenters found that the palm-size No. 102 neatly fit in a tool belt, and put it to use trimming cabinet doors, shaving shingles, scribe-fitting baseboards, and fine-tuning miters. No. 102 Low Angle Block Plane,…

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Marble Accent Trends to Try in Your Home

This article appeared in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click here to learn how to subscribe. Stains and scratches can make marble countertops a challenge in the kitchen. You can still opt for marble in your home without the worry of maintaining it by including it as an accent. Read on for some ideas and inspiration for marble accents. Add just a splash (left) Spacecrafting Photography; (right) Levity Tomkinson Shown above, left: As a vertical surface, a marble backsplash sustains fewer spills and less wear and tear than a horizontal work top—like this showstopping mosaic set…

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Giveaway: Enter to Win a Spring Bedroom Refresh from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

With the multiple functions our bedrooms have served this year, we propose not just a spring cleaning but a full-fledged spring refresh to transform your sleeping space back to the restorative retreat it’s meant to be: a place of comfort and sanctuary. In the spirit of serenity, we’re partnering with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams to give away a bedroom spruce-up: Just enter here by midnight EST on April 18th (open to US residents only). One entrant will win a $1000 shopping spree toward the North Carolina-based makers’ newly launched European bedding collection as well as their rugs, lighting, chests,…

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