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The Best National Park in Every State

America is a beautiful country and our National Park system is an amazing way to explore the best wilderness and historical destiations in all of the …

National Parks

Designing a workplace to keep millennials healthy and happy

"You're only one yoga class away from a good mood," says the lean but muscular yoga instructor, who encourages us to smile as she leads us through a flow of warrior poses. Natural light floods the room through wall-to-floor windows and a skylight that breaches the lofted ceiling. Acoustic folk …

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

American Psychiatric Association

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Lynda Barry’s Illustrated Syllabus & Homework Assignments from Her New UW-Madison Course, “Making Comics”

Cartoonist turned educator Lynda Barry is again permitting the world at large to freely audit one of her fascinating University of Wisconsin-Madison …

An Automated Floating Garbage Can That Cleans the Ocean

An industrial designer quit his gig to make the marina-cleaning Seabin a reality<p>As an industrial designer with a proficiency in injection molding, …

Pollution

Slow Motion Video of a Katana Slicing Through Plastic Water Bottles and Soda Cans

Taras Kulakov (a.k.a. “Crazy Russian Hacker“) and the YouTube channel, Zombie Go Boom, recently teamed up to capture slow motion footage of a katana …

Cool Stuff

10 Reasons You Should Write a Children's Book in 2016

A decade ago, I was dating a physician. He was a nice guy, but I knew the relationship was doomed the night he asked: "So, when are you going to write a <i>grown-up</i> book?"<p>I laughed, unsure how to answer. But as I was driving home, I realized what I should have said: <i>"Do people ask pediatricians that?</i> …

Writing

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighborhoods of Tokyo.<p>As I discuss in my book, "The Hyperlocalization of Architecture," the secret to these Japanese tiny houses is not only the imaginative designs, influenced by centuries-old …

Architecture

How 'Back to the Future II's' 2015 compares with the actual 2015

"Where we're going, we don't need roads."<p>With those words, Doc Brown whisks Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker into the future. Oct. 21, 2015, to be exact, and the clock is ticking away until the exact hour that the three visit in 1989's "Back to the Future II."<p>In the film, writers Robert Zemeckis and …

Architizer

Incredibly Detailed Miniaturized Rooms Meticulously Reconstruct Actual Film Sets

At first glance, these elaborate rooms appear as normal, everyday places. Once you look closer, however, you'll see that a human hand easily dwarfs the architecture and everything is on a minuscule scale. They're part of the Muse Miniature et Cinma in Lyon, France, a five-story museum that contains …

Miniature

Articles about travel ready trailer may look small it can sleep six on Dwell.com - Dwell

Weighing just 3,400 pounds, Airstream's Nest makes hitting the road for your next adventure a breeze.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>With clever storage and a retractable skylight, a London apartment feels larger than …

San Francisco

Articles about prairie escape embraces landscape green roof on Dwell.com - Dwell

Crowned with a glass observatory, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands.<p>An innovative glass addition adds contrast to a timber mountain lodge in France.<p>A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.<p>A pair of …

Design

Articles about modern bungalow venice beach on Dwell.com - Dwell

A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.<p>Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of beachside culture across the...<p>As a buzzing seaside town known for its bohemian spirit, lively …

Lofts

This Garden In The Sky Lets You Stroll On Top Of The Roofs Of Skyscrapers

In New York City, apartment rooftops tend to be the domain of HVAC ducts, water towers, and the occasional barbecue, accessible to a few residents. But imagine if the rooftops of our skyscrapers were turned into lush public gardens that actually spanned the gaps between buildings. Instead of taking …

These GIFs Created By A Blind Artist Will Blow Your Mind

These mesmerizing GIFs are at once beautiful and unnerving. Created by George Redhawk, they explore the feeling of disorientation that he experienced …

A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed by America's most famous architect.<p>If you were plotting a Frank Lloyd Wright tour of American architecture, the 2700 block of West Burnham Street in Milwaukee might not …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Architizer

5 Big Ideas From The Chicago Architecture Biennial

How design could heal the fractured relationship between people and police and other key takeaways from the Chicago Architecture Biennial.<p>It’s safe to say that architecture and Chicago’s history are inextricably linked. The city was the stomping grounds of Bauhaus great Mies van der Rohe. Frank …

Urbanism

Beautifully Intricate Paper Cutouts Reveal a Whimsical Look at the Everyday World

India-based artist Vanshika Agarwala is self-taught in the intricate craft of paper cutting. Her beautiful, meticulously-constructed works are expertly created using an X-Acto knife to extract tiny shapes from large sheets of paper, revealing an enchanting view of the world. Patterns, flowers, and …

Study Skills

Interactive Ella Ella Ella Ay Ay Ay

Raincheck is the first umbrella stand with an interactive twist that lets you know what the weather is like BEFORE you go outside. So you’re always …

Articles about 6 stunning and afters dwells february renovation issue on Dwell.com - Dwell

Explore all of the Dwell Magazine Issues for 2016. New issues will be added throughout the year.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>The writers and photographers that made our September 2016 issue possible.<p>Come and celebrate our new furniture issue …

San Francisco

‘Fifty Shrinks’: A Fascinating Look Inside the Offices of Dozens of NYC Therapists

For <i>Fifty Shrinks</i>, New York City-based photographer and psychiatrist Sebastian Zimmermann shot dozens of therapists and psychoanalysts standing or …

Luxurious Eco-Friendly Mansion Exists Entirely Below Ground

For those wanting to lessen their negative impact on the environment, the best place to build is down. Known as “underground homes” or “low-impact houses,” these structures minimize the amount of green space used by containing entire buildings below the Earth's surface. Two English firms–NC Homes …

Swimming Pools

Articles about these incredibly tiny cabins tree houses and mobile dwellings are all less on Dwell.com - Dwell

At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of …

New York State

House in Seoul by OBBA features a retractable staircase and a loft for cats

Seoul studio OBBA has completed a house for a pair of newlyweds, featuring a floor that doubles as a bench, a retractable staircase and a dedicated …

Height-Adjustable Kitchens with Disappearing Fixtures

Hidden electric motors yield a kitchen seemingly designed by Q Branch<p>When people are differing heights, you've got an ergonomics problem. At a movie …