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How to stay in luxury hotel rooms all over the world for less

I will come right out and say it: I have expensive taste—a truly uncanny knack for gravitating toward the most ridiculously overpriced item in any establishment, be it a smoothie with raw cacao and cold-pressed coconut oil, or a cloud grey turtleneck sweater that evokes a sleeping baby alpaca.<p>What …

Hospitality

These Mini Tree Houses Will Ignite Your Inner Child

They're like intricate little plant accessories.<p>There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!) and these tiny tree houses for plants, …

3 Things to Know Before You KonMari Your Home

The KonMari Method, the tidying up process founded by the Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo, has become a huge sensation here in the States—it …

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

These 10 Moms Are Proving You Can Be Super-Fit Through Your Whole Pregnancy and After Too

Their six-packs and post-baby bodies are beyond inspiring.<p>As a pregnant woman, you get a lot of attention for your body — whether you like it or not. Lately, though, the internet has seen a bunch of women who are embracing their figures (and shutting down haters) during and after pregnancy, …

Pregnancy

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

Articles about design duo takes over whole factory on Dwell.com - Dwell

We can only imagine all the fun these designers must be having at home.<p>Through an exhibition at a California museum, an award-winning San Francisco architecture firm offers a glimpse into its design...<p>Starting this week, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design will cede control of its second-floor …

Architecture

Shiny happy campers: an Airstream stay near Venice

1950s Americana isn’t something you associate with Venice, but a new Airstream park across the lagoon is an ideal base. Plus more Airstreams in western Europe<p>Most travellers planning a trip to Venice picture staying in a romantic hotel on the Grand Canal or a cosy B&B in an ancient palazzo. But a …

Airstream

Articles about light filled nature inspired house dallas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make...<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>I just learned about this new series of products inspired by one of the …

Architecture

Switzerland for Adventurers

Paragliding

5 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for a Modern Low-Water Garden

OK, so California isn’t the only state going through a water shortage. At least 30 states in the U.S. currently have some level of drought, ranging …

Articles about 7 ways use salvaged wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.<p>No need to shy away from a brilliant, white kitchen—these pointers will keep your space sparkling clean.<p>A couple crafts an ample, but …

Outdoor Spaces

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

15 IKEA Alternatives for Modern Design Lovers

We all love a great IKEA piece! My home is covered in IKEA, from the coffee table and the media console to the china cabinet and the home office …

Home

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

The Highest Rail Crossing in Europe Is a Magical Mountain Express

It's the only train you'll ever hope gets delayed.<p>Most people travel to Switzerland to go hiking or skiing (or to enjoy some of the best chocolate in the world). But if they haven't taken a ride on The Bernina Express, they're seriously missing out on a spectacular train trip. The highest rail on …

Destinations on Google Is the Ultimate Tool For Planning Your Next Vacation

Up there in search term popularity, in the upper echelon of cat videos and Trump antics, are questions about travel—flights, hotels, tourist …

10 crazy concepts for homes of the future

1/<p>We're already starting to see many options for tiny homes, like the Ecocapsule that is meant to support you living entirely off the grid.<p>It is …

Mexico City

13 Unexpected But Brilliant Home Decorating Ideas

It’s relatively easy to decorate your home from a catalog – it looks “right” and fairly beautiful, but let’s be honest, it’s boring. Nobody wants to …

Home Decorating

7 relatable fitness bloggers who will build you up

It's intimidating to step into the world of fitness blogs. There don't seem to be many bloggers who represent the majority of us: beginners, perhaps …

How to get fit without spending a dime

The prospect of getting your body into gear can be intimidating enough without also considering the impact it might have on your bank account. The rapidly rising cost of trendy boutique workouts and flashy gym memberships doesn't make it any easier.<p>But it's also not an either, or situation. Trust …

My Top 10 Travel Experiences

*<p><b>1. Visiting the Sistine Chapel After Hours</b><p>Any visitor to the Sistine Chapel knows the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds, constant buzz of noise, and weary, sharp shouts of the guards. This Chapel, meant to be a place of peace and admiration of the wonders that Michelangelo created, is often overpowered …

5 Low-Maintenance Plants for Landscaping

Spring is right around the corner, and so begins the hunt for interesting landscaping plants! While we at Decoist love tried and true favorites such …

Plants

The 10 Best Places in the World to Retire

You’ve clocked out for the last time, and now it’s time to check in to a future of sun and relaxation during retirement, but where to go? These are the best cities in the world for Americans to retire to, taking into account culture, access to health services, quality of life, and community.

Santa Fe

Deltec launches line of super efficient, net-zero energy homes - starting under 100K

A company in Asheville, North Carolina is taking prefabricated home design to a new level with their Renew Collection of affordable net-zero energy …

Solar Power

How to avoid common travel and vacation scams

As usual, winter's been bleak. You're ready to go ... anywhere else. Somewhere warmer, brighter, more fun.<p>And someone else is there waiting and ready …

Information Systems

The 13 Best Oceanfront Hotels in California

West Coast, best coast? Though many travelers head to the Golden State for wine country or national parks, many simply want to spend their vacation relaxing on the beach. With 840 miles of coastline, down from San Diego up to San Francisco and beyond, there's ample beachside cities to suit your …

A Subscription Box For People Who Want Less Stuff And Better Design

The lifestyle brand strategist Aja Edmond has created a Birchbox for minimalists.<p>Splitting her time between Los Angeles, New York, and Berlin, Aja Edmond isn’t just a minimalist by choice: luggage only being so large, she’s one by necessity. And she doesn’t think she’s alone. “Everyone talks about …

The World's Most Beautiful Houses You Can Visit

From Claude Monet's home in the French countryside to a Marrakesh villa once owned by Yves Saint Laurent, these buildings span eight countries and nearly as many architectural styles. The best part? You can set foot inside all of them.<p>Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England<p>Nesvizh Palace in Nesvizh, …

Yves Saint-Laurent