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Articles about best small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

To find out the answer, we surveyed our panel of Dwell Pros.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great …

Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

London’s Top 10 Coolest Hostels

Please note this blog is no longer active. This post was last updated 4 years, 3 months ago and may contain out of date prices, opening times, links …

Google Street View Says Japan Is Top Virtual Tourism Spot in Asia

The intimate looks at locations around the globe made possible by Google Street View has changed the way many of us look at the world. But according …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

The Most Popular Tourism Photos on Instagram All Come From Australia

Pity the poor travel marketer that goes up against Tourism Australia on social media.<p>Australia has already had success with images on social media …

10 things you can do to improve your health today (backed by science)

WHEN IT COMES to health, a lot of people like to make grand plans, perfectly scheduled programs, and lofty goals that — more often than not — won’t …

Top 10 Canal Trips

Float along the storied routes of cities and countrysides with this collection of the world's best canal trips.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Panama Canal, Panama</b> <br>Joining the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, this 50-mile (80-kilometer) engineering marvel is used by thousands …

Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii

Hugging the coasts of the Hawaiian Islands, these beaches feature black, white, golden, and even green sand, as well as clear waters ideal for snorkeling, surfing, and swimming. Enjoy a virtual visit to GAYOT.com's Top 10 Beaches in Hawaii.<p><b>HAWAII</b><p><b>Hookena Beach Park</b><p>The ocean views and scenic vistas …

Why The World’s Largest Experiment In Free Public Transportation Failed

In an ambitious move, the capital of Estonia gave its 430,000 residents access to public transit. So why didn’t the free rides result in new passengers?<p>A year ago, the city of Tallinn, Estonia, situated a short hop across the Baltic Sea from Finland, made public transportation free to its …

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In the Details: Building a Tip Jar for the Credit Card Era

As people get more and more used to paying for small transactions with credit cards, one group in particular seems to be losing out—baristas. At …

Columbia University

The Pattern Library: A Great New Resource For Designers (And Wannabes)

Repeating patterns are useful things. Whether you need a cool wallpaper for your desktop or smartphone, a texture to incorporate into your own design, or even just something you can print out on the inkjet when wrapping paper is getting low, everyone needs a good one every once and a while. From …

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Old Shipping Crate Converted Into Sustainable Guest House

Old shipping containers can be an eyesore but not when they are transformed into contemporary, functional living spaces. Texas-based firm Poteet Architects, a company that strives to continue a sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio, recently developed this <i>Container Guest House</i> using an …

Colorful Collection of Double Exposures by Aneta Ivanova

Bulgaria-based Aneta Ivanova is the photographer behind these striking double exposures that merge layers of landscapes together with silhouetted portraits. We adore her many black and white compositions, and she even provided us with a tutorial at the bottom of this post on how to develop such …

Sleek and Stylish iWatch Concept Syncs with iPhones

Wearable technology has recently increased in popularity, encouraging brand new products like Samsung's Galaxy Smartwatch and Jawbone's <i>Up</i> to emerge. Surprisingly, though, tech giant Apple hasn't broken into this rapidly expanding market. Noticing this inconsistency, interface designer Todd Hamilton …

"Lanterns of Terracotta Army" Shine for Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on January 31, and in Edinburgh, it is ushered with the <i>Lanterns of Terracotta Army</i>. They are 90 brightly colored, illuminated sculptures crafted by Chinese artist Xia Nan and are installed at the Edinburgh University Old College Quadrangle. Up to 2.5 meters tall, these …

Everything Is Everything By Koki Tanaka - The Fox Is Black

Koki Tanaka is a Japanese artist living in Los Angeles whose work is about manipulating normal objects. He doesn’t warp them into giant sculptures or …