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Daniel Kucan
Daniel Kucan is the lead designer for Hollywood's Mortise and Tenon and founder of the Raw City Home Lounge design team.

From 2005-2006, Daniel was the resident designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and was known for building in recycled and renewable materials, often resulting in unique compositions of off-beat character.

Subsequently he hosted the Home & Garden Television series Desperate Spaces along with Lise Simms, as well as Sell This House: Extreme on A&E with Tanya Memme.

Entries by Daniel Kucan

4 Reasons Why It Takes 25 Years to Decorate a Christmas Tree

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 1:41 PM

Decorating the tree is like a crazy Aztec Ritual of Human Sacrifice. You have to drive to six different lots, double back at least four times, spend more money than if you were buying an actual LIVING TREE that blooms Peanut Butter Pop Tarts, and after you wrestle that needle-spewing...

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Just in Time for Thanksgiving, Four Tips for Getting the Perfect Dining Table

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 8:05 PM

Look, I know that it's October and Thanksgiving is a ways off, but it's going to take me 6 weeks to build you a dining table that's big enough to sit all the people you've invited over for Tofurkey and sweet potatoes. So now is the time to gather your...

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How Interior Design Proves Our Country Is Going to Hell, and Why That's Not So Bad

(4) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 1:42 PM

If you want today's look, and I know you do, recall if you will Louis XVI.

I'm not kidding.

I know you want to give credit for the modern obsession with mid-century modernism to the badass style of Mad Men and its ilk but there is something more interesting...

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Gentlemen, Your Place Blows: 5 Ways to De-Uglify Your Pad

(4) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 2:32 PM

C'mon, man, you are a grown adult. You've got a dang college edumication. And even though that Art and Social Policy degree hasn't led you right into the six-figure income that you had planned, you can still have a haunt that isn't as embarrassing as the '92 Volvo you've been...

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You Eat Like a Girl: Why the Masculine Dilemma Towards Veganism Is No Dilemma at All

(64) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 1:50 PM

Remember when smoking was manly? When the notion of a "smoker" conjured images of cowboy poets and late-night tequila-fueled rendezvous?

Yeah, me neither -- born too late. But from what I can tell, once upon a time, smokers were all Don Draper coolness and hot downtown abandon. Say "smoker"...

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