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The 269-Square-Foot House That Can Be Built In a Day

A lot of tiny houses lean heavily in the direction of cute, but this little prefab home—a creation of Estonian design collective Kodasema—has serious …

Family's home is two tiny houses connected with a central sun room & deck

Many have pointed out that tiny houses aren't for everyone: families with kids might come to mind, for example, though we have seen more than a few …

Sunroom

San Francisco smashes all-time record high temperature, hits 106 degrees

When you think of San Francisco, you think of clammy, foggy weather stuck forever in the 50s and 60s. But on Friday, the City by the Bay soared to an astonishing 106 degrees, its hottest temperature in recorded history.<p>The 106-degree reading downtown shattered the previous record of 103, set June …

San Francisco

"Urban design caused the Hurricane Harvey disaster"

Houston's poor urban planning, not climate change, is to blame for the catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Harvey, says disaster expert Ilan …

Extreme Weather

10 Favorites: The Unexpected Appeal of Plywood

Does the versatility of plywood have no limit?<p>From boats to furniture; plywood is flexible, inexpensive, easy to use, and reusable. Made from …

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Couple Gets Married On Mount Everest After Trekking For 3 Weeks, And Their Wedding Photos Are Epic

It’s been said that love can move mountains, but one California couple has proven that it can also climb them. Ashley Schmeider and James Sisson felt …

Pushing the limits and configure an apartment for living and working under 500 square feet - CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog

Architects: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture<br>Location: East Villa, New York, USA<br>Year: 2008<br>Area: 500 ft²/ 47 m²<br>Photo courtesy: Frank Oudeman, Sean …

How to Make a Smartphone Photo Look Like it Was Taken With a DSLR

Smartphone cameras have come far, but they’re still no competition for a DSLR. The biggest problem isn’t actually the sensor, though—it’s the …

China's Premier Says Its Economy Exceeded Expectations in Third Quarter

China‘s economy performed better than expected in the third quarter and the country’s debt risks are under control, Premier Li Keqiang said in a …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to iPhone/Smartphone Photography

<i>This post was syndicated by Anthony Thurston with Permission from Eric Kim, read his original post here.</i><p>Dear friend,<p>This guide is intended for you if …

Blank / HAO Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> HAO Design strives to achieve an optimal balance between space and lighting, which is why we chose to …

Architecture

House of Nagahama / Takashi Okuno & Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> My concept is to make Japan a more beautiful to live in.
We built a beautiful Japanese house with the …

Architecture

Organization Tips from the goop Fashion Closet

In addition to—or maybe as a result of—being our ultimate voice of authority on all fashion-related topics, <i>goop</i> fashion director Laurie Trott is …

8 Items Interior Design Experts Avoid In Their Own Homes

If you're on the DIY route to revamping your living quarters, there are plenty of things you should splash your hard earned cash on, but there are …

DeeRoemah / Gets Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in a rather busy midtown of Jakarta, DeeRoemah is a renovation project of a two-storey house on …

Less is more as Japanese minimalist movement grows

TOKYO (Reuters) - Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meager scattering of various other items.<p>Money isn’t the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious …

Minimalism

3 Ways To Remove Backgrounds In Photoshop

Being able to remove a background in Photoshop is an important skill for all photographers to learn. Even if you don’t regularly create composites or …

Tourism in 2015: the biggest winners and losers

International tourist arrivals rose by 4.4 per cent to 1.184bn last year, new figures have shown.<p>The United Nations World Travel Organisation released its latest Tourism Barometer on Monday, which revealed that - despite lingering instability in the Middle East and several attacks on holidaymakers …

Bokeh Lighting Techniques

Times Square in New York is any photographer’s bokeh heaven – the stoplights, billboards, street signs and headlights make for an interesting …

House in a car park by Alts Design Office hides a covered passage behind its walls

A secluded passage extends along one edge of this house in Japan by Alts Design Office, bringing natural light into the interior (+ …

Drew Mandel Architects designs Moore Park Residence "to echo the rhythm of its neighbours"

Canadian studio Drew Mandel Architects designed this new Toronto house to sit sensitively among its 1920s neighbours, mimicking their shape, size and …

Giant sash windows cover the back of Panovscott's Sydney house extension

Two oversized sash-style windows have been added to the back of this two-storey extension by Sydney architects Panovscott, allowing both levels to …