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The Man Who Made America’s Magnificently Tacky Architecture Famous

Late photographer John Margolies documented America’s campy, mundane buildings. He also gave them a place in architectural history.<p>Today you’re likely to see the same sanitized strip malls and generic motels along most of America’s interstate system, but decades ago, highways would sport all sorts …

Architecture History in Ten Must-Read Books

Vitruvius - Ten Books on Architecture<p><i>Firmitas, utilitas, venustas</i> (solid, useful, beautiful) – that is what an architectural structure should be, at …

Books

I Ditched Traditional Beauty Products And It Changed My Skin Forever

<i>As the face behind the holistic-minded lifestyle site The Local Rose, an eponymous line of natural skin care, and a swoon-worthy Instagram feed</i> …

The 50 Most Famous Historic Houses In Every State

Take a virtual road trip around the country through the lens of America's most historic and storied homes.<p>Take a virtual road trip around the country …

Brutalist Buildings Made From Lego Bricks

With a penchant for Berlin architecture, German artist Arndt Schlaudraff creates brutalist buildings made out of white Lego bricks.<p>“For example, a …

Rivals: Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90

When it comes to maximum comfort for up to seven passengers, we look to the upper end of the automotive spectrum, both in brand and size. Tech meets elegance in these distinctive SUVs from Acura, Audi and Volvo, but which one is the best?<p>Its cabin tech suffers from a poor, confusing interface using …

Acura

4 Must-Know Facts About the Last Frank Lloyd Wright

About a month ago, this distinctive three-bedroom, three-bath home in Phoenix went on the market for $3.6 million. This desert dwelling is particularly notable because it's the final masterpiece designed by <b>Frank Lloyd Wright</b> before he died in 1959.<p>Its undulating shape, cantilevered space, and …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The man who gave Palm Springs its signature style -- and proved all his critics wrong

You may not recognize William Krisel's name, but you know his iconic Palm Springs Midcentury Modernist houses. Open to their surroundings and light on the landscape, their broad butterfly, flat or pitched roofs set atop courses of clerestory windows seem to float. Well understanding that these …

Palm Springs

We'd Max Out Our Credit Cards for These Gorgeous Kitchen Appliances

Dream kitchens alert.<p>Is it possible to be attracted to a shiny kitchen appliance? The hottest celebrity in the world could be opening a Meneghini La Cambusa refrigerator and we'd be all: You're blocking the view! From retro ovens to sleek transparent fridges, get ready to fall in love, or at least …

Kitchens

English Country Inns

The country-house hotel is a product of postwar England, yet it evokes the aristocratic past, conjuring the image of ancient dowager duchesses …

These are the 10 most powerful brands in the world

Only one technology firm made it into the top 10 — but it wans't Apple. Retail, media, and financial companies dominated the list.<p>Brand Finance evaluated companies by their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, marketing investment, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation. Using these factors, each …

Articles about 6 modern homes austin on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of …

Frank Lloyd Wright

You Can Buy James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10, If You’re Rich

The first car created exclusively for James Bond, the Aston Martin DB10 is to be auctioned off at the London auction house of Christie’<i>s</i> on February …

James Bond

25 Adorable Presidential Pet Photos That Will Melt Your Heart

It's the land of the cute and the home of the cuddly.

The White House

David Bowie's Visual Legacy

In W magazine's August 2011 issue, photographer Tim Walker captured Tilda Swinton in David Bowie-inspired images. In an accompanying interview, the actress shared that she and Bowie share the same “planetary DNA.” And she's not the only artist who looked to the late musician, who died of cancer in …

Tiny Koala Cries After Getting Kicked Out Of Tree By Grumpy Friend

Can’t we all just get along?<p>This just may be one of the strangest — and cutest — fights.<p>A tiny koala was kicked out of a tree by a much larger bully before collapsing on the ground and having a painfully adorable tantrum.<p>Forewarning: If you haven't heard a koala cry, it's no nightingale.<p>The crybaby …

Koala

Inside the Whimsical Home of the Interior Design World’s 26-Year-Old Wunderkind

Here's How Dietitians Actually Eat Healthy Without Going Broke

Two professional healthy eaters share their secrets for feeding yourself on a budget.<p>We also both like to eat. Scratch that... We <i>live</i> to eat. Our mission is to show that healthy eating can blow your taste buds away, and actually be super cheap. We solemnly swear.

Vegetables

8 Camera Lenses That Will Transform Your iPhone Photos

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I took an 18-hour bus ride from New York City to Atlanta for $40, and I liked it better than flying

The term "Chinatown bus" refers to any of the many bus companies that run out of tiny storefronts in New York's Chinatown to and from destinations around the US.<p>These intercity buses provide a phenomenally cheap alternative to air travel. The Chinatown buses also have much cheaper fares than …

Transportation

25 Of The Best Rooms Of 2015

Warning: You're going to want to redecorate.<p>We combed through our archives to find the most inspirational, and unabashedly stylish rooms to appear in ELLE DECOR and on our site this year.

Meet the jet-setting architect who designed some of the world's most expensive casinos, including the ultra-famous Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

Architect Brad Friemutter may not be a household name, but together with the firm he founded in 1992, the Friedmutter Group, he has provided the design muscle behind some of the most expensive integrated resorts and casinos in the world: the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Harrah's in Atlantic City, and …

Eggy Puds (Breakfast Yorkshire Puddings With Bacon and Fried Eggs) Recipe

Resting your batter overnight can have a profoundly delicious effect on your Yorkshire pudding. Now I'm giving you another incentive to let it rest: the best morning-after-roast-supper breakfast you've ever had.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting batter overnight produces taller, tastier yorkshire pudding.<br>• Baking …

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

This 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL has had two owners before the current selling dealer, and last changed hands in 1992. A repaint the following year in …

Audi just unveiled a new electric car that should worry Tesla

At its Tuesday press event at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen subsidiary finally revealed a ton of details about its all-electric concept car, the e-tron quattro, and it looks like Tesla could be getting some serious competition.<p>With its long range, fast-charging …

The Jews Who Made American Whisky

Many iconic bourbon and rye brands on store shelves are or were once owned and operated by Jews, including Jim Beam, I.W. Harper, Rittenhouse, Elijah …

Whiskey

An Actually Useful Guide to Miami, Florida

Heading to Miami? Let Victoria Gonzalez-Bredy be your guide. This is Spilling the Beans, where a city's most in-the-know barista gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat in their hometown.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to</i> …

South Beach