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How Travel Taught Me Every Day Is a Gift

Bleary-eyed, dizzy and disoriented from an overnight ten hour flight, I walked and walked and walked the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. And then I stopped, sat down, and dozed asleep sitting upright on a bench in the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was 4pm in the afternoon on a mild day in May. …

Should I Travel With a Suitcase or Backpack?

The differences between traveling with a suitcase and backpack are vast. What you should reach for when it's time to pack up the belongings can differ depending on the trip and what you're looking for in a bag.<p><i>This post was originally published at Map Happy.</i><p>Though most people tend to have a …

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Kansas City

America loves the Kansas City Royals. All the attention on the Royals has put a spotlight on this heartland city, nicknamed the City of Fountains. I've been a resident of the city for over 20 years, and here are the top five reasons you'll fall in love with Kansas City.<p><b>It's Beautiful</b><p>With over 200 …

The 10 Best Cities In The World

<i>CNTraveler.com</i><p>Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the world in our Readers' Choice Awards 2014.<p><b>See the full ranking on CNTraveler.com</b><p>15 Places You Won't …

12 Hamptons Living Rooms So Good, You May Want to Skip the Beach

Luxe spaces.<p>The beach might be the main draw of the Hamptons, but these luxe living rooms would make you secretly wish for a rainy day inside. Peek inside some of the stunning homes highlighted in Anthony Iannacci's new book, Design In The Hamptons.

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.<p>Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.

Contemporary Country House Inspiring Freedom and Serenity in Brazil

This contemporary country house designed by <b>Ana Cristina Faria</b> in collaboration with Maria Flavia Melo exhales freedom and heightens the sense of …

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

Photojojo Shows You How to Make a Cool DIY Pocket Portfolio

Sometimes it’s the small details of our photographic endeavors that bring meaning to our work, which is why we love this fun, creative mini-portfolio …

Breathtaking Panoramas Capture the True Essence of Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography is one of the most difficult and challenging subjects to be tackled by a lensman. To behold beautiful images of distant …

Beautiful Images of the Divergent Colors of Lava in Hawaii

Photographer Tom Kualii shoots beautiful images of the divergent colors of lava. Kualii is an imaginative photographer who was born and grew up in …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Reader Recs: Best Travel Advice Ever

With a new season of travel just around the corner, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best travel advice they’ve ever received. Their responses ranged from practical tips to inspirational musings.<p><b>Here’s what they had to say:</b><p>To kick things off, Ben C. had wise words for those of us with …

Five Wall Design Trends To Master

When it comes to walls, don’t be afraid to try something a little different to create more interesting walls. Here are some wall paint and design …

Home Decorating

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

Bronte House – Modern Architecture by Rolf Ockert Design

Dream House Architecture in Sydney, Australia.<p>The architects Rolf Ockert Design have designed this modern dream house, located in Sydney, Australia. …

Architecture

Articles about playful family home belgium on Dwell.com - Dwell

Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>With the Home Back Home #03 prototype, ENORME …

Architecture

Articles about 5 mid century inspired interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.<p>Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner …

Design

Articles about striking slatted wood and glass home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...<p>The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.<p>Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget …

San Francisco

Articles about charming weekend cottage renovation marin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Bay Area landscape designer works her yard like a jigsaw puzzle, packing a bevy of distinctive destinations into a steep and...<p>A sagging ranch house is reborn as a spacious cabin with a soaring roof in Harbert, Michigan.<p>Niche modern crystal entryway lights to refresh a dated but charming family …

Home Tours

Articles about innovative wooden homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's …

Small Spaces

Articles about glowing box home japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the …

Architecture

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 13 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

A Houston Residence Breaking the Neighborhood Mold

StudioMET Architects designed this single family home in central Houston, Texas, on a 5,400 square foot lot. The McDuffie Residence is surrounded by …

Articles about 7 compact home tours on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>The always popular Dwell Home Tour series will explore Portland for the first time this …

Home Tours

Cliffhanger Residence in North Vancouver, Canada by Kevin Vallely Design

The Architecture of the Cliffhanger Residence.<p>The small Canadian design and architecture studio Kevin Vallely Design was entrusted with the design of …

Canada

Beautiful Houses: Redcliffs House

This week we will show you the beautiful Redcliffs Residence in Christchurch, New Zealand, a project by MAP Architects. This is a wow house! We …

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Home Tours

A Downtown NYC Loft by Adi Gershoni Studio

Housed in a historic building in New York City’s Greenwich Village, this loft presented challenges for the homeowners as well as the architect and …

Articles about modern geometric home nortecote on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.<p>After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Santiago Suarez is a man who …

Architecture