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Tourist Illegally Documents Trip to North Korea and Shares Insightful Photos He Smuggled Home

Earlier this year, London-based photographer Michal Huniewicz traveled to one of the most curious countries in the world–North Korea. He was accompanied by a small tour group and two guides who took them around the capital city of Pyongyang. As you might expect, this trip was not an easy one to …

North Korea

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

Nature Photography

New Home Sales Rise 2% In February On 38.5% Gain In The West

Sales of newly-constructed single-family homes rose 2% in February thanks to a leap in sales in the Western United States, which offset declines in the Northeast, Midwest, and South, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.<p>The rise comes after new home sales started the year at at a …

New Home Sales

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

Cooking

Articles about rooftop garden grows home gritty brooklyn neighborhood on Dwell.com - Dwell

Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...<p>Thomas Heatherwick combines infrastructure with public space to make the world a little greener.<p>An 1885 house in Montreal dips a little into its backyard for spare space.<p>…

Green Roofs

Meet the Instagram gallery entrepreneurs

Jonny Burt (left) and Joe Kennedy (right.)The Unit London<p>Aged just 23, two recent university graduates, Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt, decided it was time to set up an art gallery. More important than their initial 300- square-foot pop-up space in Chiswick, London next to a butcher's shop, was the …

Articles about contemporary nordic town house on Dwell.com - Dwell

With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects,...<p>Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>This prefabricated dwelling is the first thing visitors see …

Architecture

David Bowie, as remembered by…

From Blondie and Kate Bush to the Broadway producer who watched Bowie struggle to make his final video, friends, collaborators and celebrity fans offer their insights into the extraordinary man behind the music<p>• Read Neil Spencer on David Bowie here<p>Deborah Harry and Chris Stein: ‘He showed up at …

David Bowie

See this amazing photo of a single protein on a graphene surface

Although proteins are the foundation of life on Earth, up until now it has been impossible to reliably capture a single protein in an image. Thanks to science and graphene — bonded carbon just one atom thick — we finally have a picture of one of the most building blocks of living …

Graphene

13 Of The Best Movies To Watch When You're In A Bad Mood

Go on, escape reality.<p>Feeling blue? Flip on your favorite films.<p>Not only do they trigger a feeling of nostalgia, they can also make you feel pretty joyful. Research shows your most beloved movies are irresistible to your brain. In other words, it's human nature to have the urge to re-watch films …

Paul Rudd

Sustainable House in Mexico Offers Flexible Living Space

<b>Paul Cremoux Studio</b> completed <b>Casa Nirau</b>, an upgrade of a two-story family home in Mexico City. The sustainable house offers a flexible lifestyle, …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

These Are The Best Airlines In The U.S.

<i>by Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy Virgin America<p><i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers rate America's airlines, large and small. Who has the best in-flight Wi-Fi? The comfiest seats? The results might surprise you. Read on for the top 3 airlines in the U.S.<p>Alamy<p><b>3. Hawaiian Airlines</b><p>Overall …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pots

<b>Ingredients</b><p>6 ramekins, approximately 8 centimeter diameter x 4 1/2 centimeter deep<br>• 1 cup plain flour<br>• 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 stick soft unsalted butter<br>• 1/3 cup, plus 1 tablespoon soft light brown sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract<br>• 1 extra-large egg<br>• 3/4 cup dark …

13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

Another High-Intensity Pilates Workout Is Coming to Mold Your Body

Fitness buffs, get ready: WundaBar — a high-energy Pilates workout that uses a patented machine combining chair, bar, and jump board exercises — is opening a studio at 21 Thompson Street. A date hasn't been set for the opening just yet, but we can likely find it debuting in the first half of …

Pilates

The Art of Rendering: How to Inject Atmosphere Into Your Architectural Visualizations

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — It's free for architects.</i><p>By now, it is common knowledge that, with the right software, technical talent, and an eye for detail, …

Americans Waste Way Too Much Food At Home. Here's What Can Be Done.

"No matter how organically or sustainably we grow our food, if we don’t eat it, it’s a waste of resources."<p>If there’s an issue in the food world that’s hotter right now than whether restaurants should eliminate tips, one just might be the matter of waste.<p>In recent months, a number of major grocery …

Agriculture

2016 BMW M2 First Look Review

A modern-day BMW 2002 Turbo?<p>BMW has just revealed the smallest (and likely the most affordable) entrant in its M performance line of vehicles. The new 2016 BMW M2 coupe leads the current BMW M235i as the top performance model in the 2 Series lineup. The M2, which was developed on the grueling …

Here's How Different Types of Differentials Work

Everything you needed to know, and what makes them all different.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of Car and Driver.</i><p>Open Differential<p><b>What It Does</b><p>Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed.<p><b>Shortcomings</b><p>When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also …

Architizer

Porsche to Launch 911 R with GT3 Engine and Manual Gearbox

Purists have been grumbling about Porsche’s recent moves with the 911, but they will have it their way when the company launches what could be one of the coolest 911s of all time: the 911 R, powered by a naturally aspirated engine with around 500 horsepower—and fitted with a manual …

Auto Shows

Ferrari F12 TDF Is Lighter, Faster, and Boasts 770 HP

Number of performance upgrades over the standard F12.<p>Ferrari has built a limited-edition F12 supercar that pays homage to its success in the Tour de France. The Ferrari F12 TDF marries road-going capabilities with track-level upgrades, but only 799 copies will be built.<p>Under the sheetmetal, the …

Wedding Photographers Show Off Their Dance Moves with the Bride and Groom

Here’s something you don’t see very often at weddings: a choreographed dance involving the photographers. At a recent wedding in Albania, the bride …

Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X: Premium Compacts with 1-Inch Sensors

In addition to the new M10 mirrorless camera, Canon today also announced two new cameras for its premium PowerShot line. The G5 X packs a high-res …

Architizer