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'It's amazing to hold people while they release years' worth of negativity': Mother, 34, who charges strangers $80 for an hour of hugs reveals what it's like to be a professional cuddler

They say cuddling is the best form of therapy.<p>And mother-of-three Jessica O'Neill has revealed why she turned the act of embracing people into a …

Cavotagoo Hotel

Looking for a special place to unwind and disconnect? Check out the Cavotagoo Hotel, a luxurious retreat in the Greek Islands (available in Mykonos …

Zaha Hadid’s only private residence is finally complete

A master suite tower appears to float above the tree canopy<p>Capital Hill Residence, the only private home by the late Zaha Hadid, is finally complete. Designed for international real estate developer Vladislav Doronin, who is the chairman and CEO of OKO Group as well as of luxury hotel group Aman …

Violence in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Los Cabos threaten Mexico's tourism industry

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — Tourists taking the ferry from this tourist town to the island of Cozumel now walk down a wharf lined with police, heavily armed soldiers and bomb-sniffing dogs.<p>Those safeguards came after a Feb. 21 explosion ripped through one of the ferries, injuring 24 people, …

Riviera Maya

Compact self-sufficient house has a terraced roof garden

One can create a more self-sufficient home through a variety of ways: it might mean installing a system of solar panels or a way to harvest …

Sustainability

Concrete balcony extends from Brazilian house by Felipe Rodrigues

Brazilian architect Felipe Rodrigues has created a split-level house, with a glazed living area between thin concrete planes that project from a …

China Signals It Could Ease Treasury Purchases to Counter Trump

China’s ambassador to the U.S. wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the Asian nation scaling back purchases of Treasuries in response to tariffs …

Tariffs

Honda Introduces an All-New Naked CB1000R for 2018

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides<p>Based on the CBR 1000RR Fireblade & the Neo Sport Café concept, the latest Honda CBR is a stripped naked …

Keanu Reeves’ Arch Motorcycles Rolls Out 3 New Models

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides<p>Arch Motorcycles, a boutique bike brand co-owned by Keanu Reeves just rolled out 3 new models at the EICMA bike show. …

How 3D audio technology could 'unlock' cities for blind people

A new 3D audio navigation system from Microsoft could help people with sight loss explore cities independently<p>New technology is set to give greater independence to blind and partially sighted people by radically enhancing their ability to navigate city centres.<p>Getting around cities can be daunting …

Chicago’s Array of Things May Give Big Data Boost to Urban Planning

BY ZOE MENDELSON | Originally published at NextCity.org<p>The Array of Things project will bring 50 sophisticated sensor stations to spots throughout …

MA House / e| arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> MA House is a 267.5 sqm (2879.3 sqft) residential project, located in León, Guanajuato, México.<p>A rock …

Wood & metal treehouse is a modern gem nestled among the trees

Most people envision treehouses as simple, do-it-yourself structures made for kids to enjoy. But as we've seen in recent years, a number of designers …

Cape Town

Midcentury modern Aussie beach house will kickstart your weekend wanderlust

Easy, breezy, beautiful<p>There appears to be no shortage of midcentury modern homes for sale cropping up around the country—and the word at large—but midcentury modern beach houses? They’re basically the holy grail of trendy real estate (well, at least in this editor’s mind).<p>Pearl Beach House in New …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s NYC-area houses, mapped - Curbed NY

Though Frank Lloyd Wright designed many private residences throughout the United States, there is just one in New York City: the Crimson Beech on Staten Island, part of the architect’s line of prefabricated homes produced by Marshall Erdman & Associates. (The Guggenheim, while spectacular, is …

Staten Island

Seaside Belvedere home asks $12.9 million

[heart eyes emoji]<p>Billed as being “reminiscent of the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur,” this 1951 home in the exceedingly wealthy enclave of Belvedere ain’t too shabby.<p>Coming in at three beds, three and a half baths, and 3,903 square feet, 2 Cliff Road is a dreamy midcentury home wrapped around the …

Westview Atlanta bungalow steps into modern era for $275K

Extensive renovations abound in this 1930 home located near the Beltline’s Westside Trail<p>Built in 1930, this cozy bungalow recently underwent a large-scale renovation that left no spot untouched—except, perhaps, the driveway.<p>From the get-go, the house features a welcoming covered front porch that …

Ultra sleek, ultra noir Oakland Hills home asks $4.5 million

Whoa!<p>If you’re looking for a cozy home with a homey, warm feel to it that shouts Norman Rockwell luxe, beat it. This isn’t the place for you. Designed by Randy Ruiz of AAA Architects, and in collaboration with Benjamin Parco, 132 Alpine in the Oakland Hills is geared strictly toward the moneyed …

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix donated to Taliesin architecture school

A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son has become part of the architecture school founded by the American architect 85 years ago.<p>The …

This twisting wooden skyscraper is inspired by the shape of Baobab trees

Cameroonian architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates just plans for a stunning wooden skyscraper inspired by Africa’s iconic Baobab trees. The …

Kiss House is a modern Passivhaus flatpack made from CLT

It’s fitting that the Kiss House launched around Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday; As an architect he tried to develop a line of affordable …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Stunning green-roofed villa blends into Greek hill

Villa Ypsilon comprises a total floorspace of 150 sq m (1,614 sq ft) spread over an entrance, master bedroom, two additional bedrooms, kitchen, …

Shigeru Ban Architects Lay Out Plans for World's Tallest Hybrid Timber Building in Vancouver

Japanese-based architecture firm Shigeru Ban Architects has revealed its plans to create the worlds largest hybrid timber building in Vancouver, …

Architecture

EZ Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The extensive brief was solved taking advantage of the spacious site, integrating spaces, connecting and …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

A modern open concept home with stunning exteriors

For those who have long nurtured the dream of owning a ranch style of property, this modern home is where the fulfillment of your rural dreams lies! …

canopied | bergmeisterwolf architekten

the existing, new, and the garden come together as one. a canopy becomes a house and then a canopy again. panes that can be moved downward or moved …

Architreasure Weekly #6

Enough talking, let’s get into this week’s architecture round-up! You can tune in every Friday to check out our top 10 weekly picks from the world of …

Architecture

Herzog & de Meuron’s BBVA Headquarters in Madrid Through Rubén P. Bescós' Lens

Completed in 2015 at the northern periphery of Madrid, the BBVA Headquarters by Herzog & de Meuron employs a complex network of passages, courtyards, …

These minimalist prefab cabins are designed for human "recharging"

Innovative charging stations for cars or electronics are a dime a dozen these days, but finally, one savvy Danish company has created a place where …