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A Portuguese U-Shaped House Built with the Elements in Mind

ColectivArquitectura designed the U-shaped Aroeira III House in Herdade da Aroeira – Alamada, Portugal to work with the elements of the land it’s …

Beautiful Houses: Hillside House

Today we will show you the beautiful Hillside House in Stellenbosch, South Africa, a project by GASS Architecture Studios. Another week, another …

Cooking

Skype Solves The Biggest Problem With Notifications

But can their solution scale to other platforms? That could be trickier.<p>Push notifications seem so handy, except when they arrive to your laptop, tablet, smartphone–and heaven forbid–even a smartwatch and Google Glass at the same time. So whenever you have a meeting or a new email, it’s like a …

Ingenious Knife Grates and Softens Butter Making It Perfect for Spreading

If you keep butter tucked away in the fridge and are dismayed when it's hard to spread afterwards, then we have the perfect knife for you. The <i>Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp</i> is an innovative utensil that quickly turns cold, hard butter into thin, easy-to-spread ribbons. This means that there …

Recipes

Parents Create a Secret Treasure Room for 4-Year-Old Son

When Sarah Goer and her husband moved into their home, their son was only 2 years old. Attached to his bedroom was a small storage space that they decided to keep a secret from him until he got a little older. So they covered up the entrance to the space with a dresser and left it untouched for two …

Interior Design

A House with a Facade that Reflects the Children’s Personalities

Located in Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico, Three House is a project built on an irregular 22′ x 62′ lot that was designed by Gerardo Ars Arquitectura …

Paper-Art Posters Gorgeously Illustrate Key Design Principles

Okay, so they’re no replacement for a RISD degree. But these posters, by Turkish graphic designer Efil Turk, offer a fun primer on foundational visual concepts.<p>For her senior thesis at the Dokuz Eylul University of Fine Arts, Efil illustrated 10 principles–balance, hierarchy, pattern, rhythm, …

Editorial Design Inspiration: Saude Magazine

Saude Magazine is a Healthy Magazine from Brazil and has an amazing mix of food photography, grid layout, and typography for you to enjoy. Take a …

Dizzying New GIFs at the Intersection of Art and Math by Dave Whyte (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>Starting this month <b>Verizon FiOS</b> customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing …

Stunning "Earth House" Appears to Be Built into the Ground

The <i>Earth House Project</i> is a visualized single family home that appears as if it's built into the ground. Proposed by the Kosovan firm Molos Group, their captivating images show a modern space that's surrounded by lush, green grass as it intermingles with the building. They imagine it to be located …

Albania

Cortijo Los Malenos - Spain A delightful...

<b>Cortijo Los Malenos - Spain</b><p>A delightful traditional farmhouse in the heart of Spain’s Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Cortijo Los Malenos offers comfy …

Trasierra - Spain Picturesquely located in the...

<b>Trasierra - Spain</b><p>Picturesquely located in the Sierra Morena mountain range of Andalusia, Trasierra is a family-run country house hotel surrounded by …

Aire de Bardenas - Tudela, Spain Few countries...

<b>Aire de Bardenas - Tudela, Spain</b><p>Few countries out there can rival Spain when it comes to design and architecture. And it’s not just the whimsical …

Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena - Ibiza, Spain

Perched 180 m above the sea level, Hacienda Na Xamena in Ibiza is a stunning clifftop hotel with five-star comforts, wonderful interiors, dramatic …

Son Julia Country House Hotel - Mallorca, Spain ...

<b>Son Julia Country House Hotel - Mallorca, Spain</b><p>Tucked away in the gorgeous countryside of Mallorca, Son Julia is a country boutique hotel with 25 …

EME Catedral Hotel - Seville, Spain Overlooking...

<b>EME Catedral Hotel - Seville, Spain</b><p>Overlooking the majestic Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, EME Catedral Hotel offers upscale accommodation along …

Mon Port Hotel Spa - Mallorca, Spain Nestled...

<b>Mon Port Hotel & Spa - Mallorca, Spain</b><p>Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the UNESCO-listed Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in sunny Port …

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges | Colossal

<p>Architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built this beautiful trio of treehouses linked by bridges in an Atlanta forest, which also …

Wonder What Google Street View Is Like With Sound? (Spoiler: Awesome)

Google Street View allows anyone with an Internet connection to take incredible virtual tours of almost anywhere in the world–now even the high Arctic. But one thing that makes it feel more virtual than realistic is its lack of sound–everywhere you visit appears eerily silent.<p>A new concept from …

That Gorgeous Dress Too Expensive? New Website Lets You Name Your Price

A new website from a couple MIT grads lets customers haggle for high-end, locally made products.<p>Haggling is an age-old tradition at marketplaces around the world, but price negotiations between merchants and buyers haven’t quite made their way into the world of e-commerce.<p>Theorem, a San …

A 1950’s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition

The Sycamore House is a project from Aaron Neubert Architects that restores a 1950’s post & beam house in Los Angeles while also incorporating a …

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Humin, The App That Organizes Phone Contacts By How You Know Them, Is Now In The App Store

Humin, the app that aims to replace your iPhone contacts app is now in the App Store. Will.i.am, Richard Branson and Angry Birds creator Peter Vesterbacka were all part of the private beta launch a few months back. The app is now ready for everyone with an iPhone today.<p>Humin hooks into your phone, …