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Cross-Laminated-Timber Cottage / Kariouk Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Design Challenge:<p>The site for this project is a remote, private lake beside which for more than seventy …


Ace Texas Concrete House Inspired by Japanese Minimalism

Houston firm Robertson Design masterminded this gorgeous board-formed concrete home—simply, and aptly, named the "Concrete Box House"—in an undisclosed Texas town. Measuring <b>2,900 square feet</b>, the two-story house comprises box-like volumes, several of which are clad in timber panels. A giant, …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

Sea Level

Here's what NYC's first micro apartments will look like on the inside

1/13<p>Here's What NYC's first micro apartments will look like on the inside Living Area<p>Despite their small size, NYC's first (official) tiny apartments …


The Ten Worst Automotive Design Flaws

When automakers don’t get it right, they really, don’t get it right. From small interior tidbits to catastrophic mechanical failures, these are the …

Alfa Romeo

This NYC Skyscraper Design Is Like the Chrysler Building Went to Burning Man and I Love It

The crop of new skyscrapers going up on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan are very tall, whisper thin, and—yawn—rather boring. This idea for a …

This Room Divider is Also a Vanity & Storage

We really love multipurpose furniture—especially for small spaces. Le Valet from French studio La Fonction fits the bill, doing triple duty as a room …

Small Spaces

Sun-drenched Chelsea loft features massive 44-ft wall of windows

1/9<p>WXY Studio Chelsea Loft<p>NYC-based WXY Studio has renovated a gorgeous Chelsea loft that is drenched in natural light. The 4,000-square-foot …

Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

This young director is helping one of the world's biggest media agencies to engage with startups

Hannah Blake, a 26-year-old open innovation director at WPP-owned MEC UK, will head up the new "MEC Tonic" group, the company announced on its website this week.<p>MEC Tonic will aim to pair up brands like B&Q, Danone, Compare the Market and Renault, with adtech (advertising technology) and media tech …


The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Global Warming

Victoria's Secret Sends Model With Natural Hair Down Runway for First Time

Maria Borges has walked in the Victoria's Secret fashion show since 2013, but this year was a big moment for both her and the lingerie brand. Borges tells <i>Essence</i> that she made the decision to wear her natural hair earlier this year. "I told my agent I wanted to walk in the Victoria's Secret show …


Just your luck: 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th?<p>The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is …

Serena Williams

5 Airstream Rentals That Trump Traditional Hotel Rooms

The first Airstream was built in 1929, and almost 90 years later, the iconic aluminum trailer still has quite a following: Matthew McConaughey and Lenny Kravitz are proud owners, and many restaurants, shops, and hotels have invested in Airstreams as new forms of food trucks, showrooms, or guest …

Autonomous Cars

Why do we still not know what’s inside the pyramids?

With their hidden chambers, the pyramids of Giza have yet to reveal all their secrets – how is that possible?<p>“At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact recovered same for your arrival congratulations,” scribbled Howard Carter in a hurriedly written …


Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …


19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux …



Communist Party

11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

As an art form born in African-American communities of the 19th century and expanded in the urban melting pots of the 20th, jazz is the soundtrack of the concrete jungle.<p>Which makes the jazz club an essential element in any modern city's ecosystem. Here are some of the best examples.

Cape Town

Robert Zemeckis: 'Back To The Future wouldn't get made today'

Imagine you’re standing on the edge of a very tall building. There’s no handrail, and as you crane forward and look over your toes, all you can see beneath you is a clean, 300-foot drop to the pavement.<p>What’s making you feel nauseous isn’t the thought of the fall, but the empty space itself, which …

World Trade Center