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Milan Design Week 2016: Bubble Beehive

<i>Additional reporting by David Graver</i><p>The global problem of declining bee populations is often looked over but cannot be taken lightly. Fundamental to our planetary ecosystems, and pollinating vegetation the world over, bees are intrinsic to our relationship with nature—in ways that affect more than …

Fine Art

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

AP<p>In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

Articles about these incredibly tiny cabins tree houses and mobile dwellings are all less on Dwell.com - Dwell

At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows you to design the tiny house of your dreams.<p>The wooden structure next to Laurie and Peter Stubbs' house outside Baltimore is made out of trees and is nestled in the woods...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of …

Interview: Street Artist and TED Prize Winner JR

Street artist JR made headlines when he was named the TED Prize winner in 2011. Through this new platform, he aimed to “use art to turn the world inside out,” a sentiment that was heard all around the globe through multiple international news publications who picked up the story and spread his …

Basic Shelving System by H Furniture

Basic Shelving System is a minimalist design created by London-based company H Furniture. The design is the company’s first foray into modular …

Furniture

India Mahdavi's Bold Bisazza Tiles are Cement, not Ceramic

This is the flooring version of "I can't believe it's not butter"<p>Bisazza may be known for their glass mosaics and ceramic tiles, but lately they've …

Cement

The Unspoken Reasons Why We Shake Hands

Behind every behavior there are four potential explanations:<p>It’s been done to solve a tangible and practical problem.<br>• It’s a habit (and thus an …

Psychology

Why the sharing economy needs the Internet of Things

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: triple-decker tree houses, prototype Hyperloop pods and a massive biodome

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>A man's home is his castle -- even if that castle happens to be a truck. A family of three recently transformed a small truck into a regal off-the-grid home …

Articles about adventurous apartment building made 36 shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>In South Korea, shipping containers have been used to build amazing projects including an art school, low-cost housing, a...<p>I wish I …

This Chair-Free Office Bans Sitting

Being a desk chair potato simply isn’t an option.<p>Even though it’s now old news that sitting is killing us all, people still sit a whole lot, especially at office jobs. Standing desks are one solution, but office workers often have to take the initiative to request one from their employers. What if, …

Mischer'Traxler's kinetic Ephemerā installation "comes alive" when visitors walk away

<b>Perrier-Jouët Small Discoveries:</b> design duo Mischer'Traxler discuss their interactive installation featuring plants that sprout when nobody is nearby …

Forget What You Think You Know About The Office Of The Future

No, we won’t all be working from home. The surprising reasons why Google’s bee keeping group and Instant Messengers are so powerful.<p>Forget what you know about how to maximize productivity.<p>That includes knowing which tasks can be breezed through with the help of a playlist, or exactly when to down …

5 Priorities For Building Tomorrow's Business

Today, executives most desire an agile, efficient organization with strong leaders.<p>But will that change in 3 years? <i>You bet.</i><p>Tomorrow’s CxOs will want a different kind of business—that’s according to research by Forbes Insights. Yes, they still want it to be fast-paced and market-responsive, but they …

Large Chrome Mural Gives the Illusion of a Three Dimensional Sculpture

Graffiti artist Bikismo (also known as Joshua Santos Rivera) has beautified the streets of Miami with this optically tantalizing mural of a chrome-coated dog. Gracing the walls of Jose De Diego Middle School, the Puerto Rican artist's piece is composed of painstakingly mapped patches of color, laid …

The New Must-Have for Luxury Buildings: Graffiti

In 2012, when Toll Brothers, a suburban developer branching out into urban markets, completed a condominium building in the <i>DUMBO</i> neighborhood of Brooklyn, with units that would be priced at between four hundred thousand and two million dollars, it aimed at constructing a complex that looked rough …

5 Berlin Bike Trails for Every Interest

Berlin is one of those magnificent cities where biking becomes an art form. My first time there, about two years ago, I signed up for a few walking …

This Is What Happens When A Street Artist Takes Over An Old Military Bunker

Blu is the pseudonymous name of a popular Italian street artist who's been working around the globe since 1999. He began in Bologna, Italy and has since seen his designs on the walls of Israel, Germany, Guatemala, Poland, Spain, England, the United States and more. Most recently, Blu transformed an …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

It's World Soil Day: why our life depends on it.<p>We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?<p>The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is giving soil …

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Stunning Vintage Photos of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and More

Throughout his storied career, photographer Terry O'Neill has mingled with some of the biggest names in show business. It was his comfortable, easy-going attitude that earned the now 76-year-old such incredible access to his famous subjects. "Getting to know my subjects and [forming a level of] …

Bushwick May Be Getting NYC's First (Big) Aquaponic Farm

A startup is fundraising to build a rooftop aquaponic farm in Bushwick. The guys behind Verticulture farms have outlined a plan to utilize the …

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