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A Stool

Inspired by the designer’s love of typography, the <i>A Stool</i> is part of the <b>A Range</b> collection by Alex Swain, the founder of <b>ByALEX</b>. It’s cut from plywood …

Richard Meier on Designing With Marble

Notable for his commanding buildings clad in bright white aluminum, architect Richard Meier, who recently celebrated 50 years in the industry has become increasingly comfortable working with stone. It was his work on the Getty center in Los Angeles—for which he hand-picked, quarried, and …

Outstanding Entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Take a moment and travel with us as we explore some of the most magnificent places in the world. It's already that time again, when photographers get to show off their skills by entering the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This year, the grand prize winner will score a …

Travel Photography

Blue Penthouse by Dariel Studio

Thomas Dariel of Dariel Studio took on the challenge of designing a functional and unique home for a family in Shanghai, China. After a renovation …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Who Wants a SHELFIE?

I couldn’t help but chuckle at the name of this wall shelf/bike rack named SHELFIE. What’s unique about the SHELFIE is that it uses the seat of the …

Port X

On the banks of the Prague's Vltava River lies one of Europe's most inventive housing concepts. Designed by architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, along with engineer Tomáš Kalhaus from Atelier SAD, the modular, floating house dubbed Port X was first created as the prototype for a serial production.<p>…

Architecture

Articles about passivhaus institut announces 2014 finalists on Dwell.com - Dwell

The 10 finalists in New York's CityRacks Design Competition have been announced—and more importantly, prototypes of their designs...<p>The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) has announced the top nominees for the 9th-annual Restaurant Design...<p>The votes are in! With your help, we …

Architecture

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Architecture

America's Coolest Hotel Elevators

(photo: Legoland Hotel)<p>Certainly, kids can find all kinds of thrills in any hotel stay hotel stay -- pretending to talk on the phone, playing with the ice machine down the hall, or joy-riding the elevator up and down from the lobby. But these six hotels up the ante on that usual hotel elevator …

Hospitality

4 mind-blowing facts about stars

Oh come on. You’re really gonna sit there and just focus on your life all day and not think about the universe at <i>all</i>?<p>Imagine if there were a …