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Modern house in Connecticut appears to float on water

Stunning<p>We’ve seen houses built around trees—but what about ponds? This house in Connecticut was designed to follow the banks of a large pond on the property, effectively blending nature into the home.<p>Cutler Anderson Architects split the house into three parts to make it easier for the structure to …

Architecture

The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

Clean Energy

How to Invest $1,000 a Month

Here's your step-by-step guide to building lasting wealth.<p>If you invested $1,000 per month and earned the historic market return, how much money …

Retirement

This super-insulated concrete "cabin" hides a surprisingly cozy interior

Brutalist-inspired architecture is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when imagining cozy countryside cabins, but two daring designers …

Architecture

25 Contemporary Fonts You'll Love

25 Contemporary Fonts for Modern Websites<p>Share!<p>Whether you are a student and working on your portfolio, a growing company selling online services, or …

Typography

WATCH: These 5 Mood-Boosting Paint Colors Will Make Your Home a Happier Place

When it comes to decorating a house, color is so much more than a matter of taste. In fact, plenty of scientific evidence suggests that use of color …

Interior Design

Black concrete boxes form Casa Bruma in rural Mexico

Nine dark-coloured blocks circle a forest clearing that acts as a courtyard for this home by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia …

Mexico City

Edmonds + Lee overhauls slender Victorian home in San Francisco

California studio Edmonds + Lee has refurbished and expanded a gabled-roof dwelling in San Francisco, transforming rooms into light-filled spaces …

Architecture

Node delivers modern, sustainable, modular prefab homes

These prefabs can stay small—or expand as needed<p>Prefab—or prefabricated—homes can be an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to buying a new home built onsite. And sometimes, these modern houses can be super gorgeous.<p>Case in point: these modern modules by Seattle-based Node combine to build …

Prefab Homes

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Landscaping

David Adjaye and leading architect practices design flexible Cube Haus modular homes

It makes for a compelling rags-to-riches story: a small, awkward, neglected London site, an acclaimed designer and a contemporary, sustainable fantasy home. And the best part? It’s 100 per cent true.<p>Land-sourcing platform Land Converter is seeking out unloved real estate from local landowners, and …

Architecture

This dreamy cluster of cabins houses light-filled live/work spaces in Hokkaido

Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki has carved out a slice of live/work paradise with this cluster of cabins in Hokkaido. While each mono-pitched …

Design

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Dezeen editor Amy Frearson reveals her pick of the best new bathroom products launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, including a marble sink …

Furniture

10 Ideas to Steal from Midcentury Modern Gardens

Midcentury modern garden design evolved alongside the breathless optimism of America’s suburbs. In those postwar decades, the prospects of having …

Mid-Century modern

What Is Wabi-Sabi? This Japanese Aesthetic Might Be The Antidote For KonMari Burnout

There’s a phrase I’ve seen pop up from time to time with regards to home organization and design: <i>Wabi-sabi</i><i>.</i> The term isn’t new; indeed, the Japanese …

Minimalism

Minimalist Web Design Inspiration: Base Studios

Matthias Deckx shared a beautiful web design project. It's for Base, an international network of studios led by creatives, with studios is Brussels, …

Graphic Design

Natural Materials and Modernist Design Fill This Stunning Apartment

Taiwanese interior design agency KC Design Studio did an incredible job with this apartment filled with a cozy yet contemporary aesthetic that feels …

Interior Design

Here’s a Canadian architectural firm’s new take on the log cabin

The classic-style log cabin will never get old — the heavy wooden walls and cozy interiors are essential to our ideas about what it means to go out …

Meet the woman who gave up shopping for a year — and managed to save $13,000

Four years ago, Cait Flanders was shocked to learn that her sister was saving 20% of her income as a full-time college student. Flanders, however, was lucky if she was putting away 5% of her salary each month.<p>"All of a sudden the wheels started turning," she told INSIDER. "I'm like, why have I been …

Personal Finance

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

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Look inside an iconic Austin home before it’s listed

M.J. Neal Ramp House asks $1.295M<p>Arguably one of the most architecturally significant homes in Austin, the Ramp House has quietly hit the market. A well-known fixture in the Bouldin neighborhood, the home was designed and built by award-winning local firm MJ Neal Architects, which specializes in …

This passively cooled house in Australia features a green roof, recycled brick, and ocean views

The residents of Greenacres, Austin Maynard Architects‘ first completed project in New South Wales, originally asked for a light-filled home and a …

Playful Web Design & UI/UX for Superlative Store Concept

We are taking a look at the concept by designers Stugbear and Shota Xaxaleishvili on a store concept called: Superlative. They have worked on the web …

These 8 Log Cabin Kit Homes Celebrate Nordic Minimalism

Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>Founded in 1958 by the Finnish Saarelainen brothers in Eastern Finland, Honka—known as Honkarakenne in Finland—was the first industrial manufacturer of log houses. Today, the pioneer brand has …

Architecture

5 cool prefab backyard sheds you can buy right now

Party in the back<p>We’ve already explored how prefab homes can offer a affordable, eco-friendly, stormproof, and down-right sexier alternative to traditional stick-built housing and we’re constantly updating our guide to the 5 best prefabs you can buy right now. But one of the most practical ways to …

Career Advice from 5 Top Architectural Photographers

In February we launched The List – a selection of 90 finalists from our 80,000+ community of PhotoShelter members. Throughout the year we’ll be …

Careers

Inside Droids On Roids’ Cool Wroclaw Office

Droids On Roids, a Poland-based mobile app development focusing on iOS, Android, Ruby On Rails, and React apps development recently hired interior …

Townhouses

Breezy studio shows how to fit a lot function into a small space

Don’t be deceived by this studio’s small size—architect Ulrika Saar of Freshwater studio designed the Freshwater Granny Flat to fit a lot function in …

Dreamy modern courtyard house is a seaside haven

Auhaus Architecture arranged the rooms around a central, protected green space<p>Built in the coastal town of Barwon Heads in Southern Australia, this homey modern abode was designed to withstand the area’s seaside weather.<p>Created by Auhaus Architecture, the residence features a facade clad in …