Byron Loker

Byron Loker

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San Francisco, California / Blogger @ Dwell.com | Surfer | Traveler | Author of short story collection | Freelance Project Manager | Writer | Woodworker | Media Director @Camptbird.com
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The once-hermitic kitchen now has a direct view of the patio and pool. The hood is by Zephyr, the cooktop is by Miele, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, the ovens are by GE Monogram, and the stand mixer is by KitchenAid.The Sebastian barstools and Trådig fruit bowl are also from Ikea.

Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, actress Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell revitalize a formerly jumbled Los Angeles house. Photo by: Floto + Warner

Graham Hill, a sustainability advocate whose TED talks have delved into the benefits of living small, put his own lessons into practice at his 350-square-foot apartment, which he shares with his partner and two dogs. Quick transitions, like drawing the FilzFelt curtain, convert the living space into a bedroom.

At His Apartment, Small Space Champion Graham Hill Practices What He Preaches - Photo 2 of 15 - The main room is conceived as a series of revolving scenes, bracketed by cabinets and a wall of FilzFelt, layered in panels to dampen sound.

The Leaf House is a lightweight, mobile trailer that was carefully engineered to weigh less than 5,000 pounds. The designer, Laird Herbert, used a metal-mesh, open-joint rainscreen as the cladding on the front end, and spruce pine at the back.

Leaf House Small Space Design & Build’s recently completed micro house, the is a case study for tiny house construction in cold climates.

“When we first set out on this crazy adventure, we always pictured parking Woody in a place like this,” Brian says. “We honestly couldn’t have imagined it would be this spectacular.”

Brian and Joni Buzarde’s self-designed home sits on a customized chassis by PJ Trailers that’s just eight-and-a-half feet wide. The trailer is clad in cedar.

Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.

Snug as a Bug Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper. Photo by Sarah Wilson.

Control4 sends push notifications to your mobile device or smart watch to alert you to issues, or simply keep you updated about what's going on at home.

sends push notifications to your mobile device or smart watch to alert you to issues, or simply keep you updated about what's going on at home.

As technology becomes smarter, the natural evolution is to connect devices in our homes to help us lead more comfortable, secure, and efficient lives. A smarter home is also more ecologically friendly and kinder on the environment.

August Home partners with HomeAway to provide keyless access to vacation rentals

IFTTT—described as smart home "digital duct tape"—connects BMW Lab's Warm Welcome Home applet to your home systems, opening the garage door as soon as the car pulls into the driveway, turning the house lights on, and setting the Nest Learning Thermostat to 72 degrees.  

In response to the all-new Audi and Mercedes S-Class, BMW has released the details for their 2016 7 Series full-size sedan.