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Embracing the Paradox of Planning for Informality

Planners and urban designers often face an uncomfortable paradox: People tend to prefer neighborhoods that developed organically with the …

Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with two large sheets of tinfoil (one going horizontally and one over the top of the …

Dessert

The Best Ever Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Shares 2K<p>This post is brought to you by Crock-Pot® brand. Scroll down for your chance to win a slow cooker!<p>Recipe At-A-Glance<p>Give yourself a break on …

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"The more we build in areas that endanger us, the more we erect defensive systems"

Disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are inevitable when we construct cities in harm's way, says Aaron Betsky, who believes we have designed …

Anime Architecture exhibition showcases the fictional worlds created for Japan's animated movies

The highly detailed drawings used to create the backdrops of animated Japanese movies like Ghost in the Shell are the focus of a new exhibition in …

Anime

Young Architect Guide: 3 Alternative Ways for Architects to Earn Money

Peter Eerlings is creator of Archisnapper, an intelligent site-management app that helps architects create field reports with incredible efficiency (read more here). He also hosts a series of informative articles about technology and business for architects on the Archisnapper Blog, a selection of …

Ryan’s Bolognese Sauce

The thing about my recent houseguest Ryan is that he’s an exceptional cook. Bottom line: the guy just flat knows what he’s doing in the kitchen, …

How to Cook a Perfect Filet Mignon

By Dave Beaulieu Monday 14 November, 2011<p>There is no reason to be intimidated about cooking a filet mignon. While I have many friends and family that …

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone Recipe

"Slow cooking this family favorite soup allows all the flavors and spices to intensify and delivers a delicious, hearty meal every one is sure to …

How to Wash a Down Coat

Experimental Cutlery That Challenges Traditional Ideas of Usability | Colossal

<p>Merging design and haute cuisine, Amsterdam-based company Steinbeisser collaborates with designers and artists to produce surreal cutlery that …

Sci-fi landscape illustrations accompany winning story in architectural fairytale competition

Gravity-defying megastructures are inserted into landscapes in illustrations by Ukranian architect Mykhailo Ponomarenko, who claimed first place in a …

Iratzoki Lizaso brings "warmth and richness" to the office with Heldu tables

Basque studio Iratzoki Lizaso has designed modular tables with leather details that hark back to traditional office furnishings.<p>Produced by Basque …

Furniture

Good Thing launches seven everyday tools for the home

A dustpan and a tray with crinkled corners, and a torch charged via USB feature in latest home accessories collection from Brooklyn design brand Good …

An Evangelical Christian Defends Trump’s First Week in Office

The radio-show host Eric Metaxas believes protesters and the media are overreacting to the president’s executive order on refugees and immigration.<p>Depending on where you were this weekend, America’s crowds might have told you very different things about the state of the country. On Saturday and …

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German students design flexible furniture collection using felt composite

A group of design students from Germany's Angewandte Kunst Schneeberg have created a collection of furniture made of felt wrapped around simple …

Furniture

Design Museum showcases six projects that aim to make life better for older people

A scooter that doubles as a trolley bag, an intuitive robot companion and a garden room dedicated to conversation are among the six projects …

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26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

UNHCR teams up with MIT's D-Lab to overhaul "very top-down" refugee design strategy

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees is working with MIT's D-Lab to develop design strategies that enable refugees to solve their own …

"Design has gone viral, but design community is stranded" say Istanbul Design Biennial curators

Today's radical ideas rarely come from designers according to Istanbul Design Biennial curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, who say the entire …

Fairy Tale Architecture by Snohetta

Fairy tales have transfixed readers for thousands of years, and for many reasons; one of the most compelling is the promise of a magical home. How …

The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

I hesitate to say it, but the one word that characterizes my best books of 2016 list is "serious." These books aren't grim and they're certainly not dull, but collectively they're serious about tackling big, sometimes difficult subjects — and they're also distinguished by seriously good writing. …

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