John Horton

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Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

Architecture

The Dogs of America Were Not Descended From Wolves, Scientists Reveal

There's no longer such a thing as an all-American dog.<p>In the 15th century, Europeans brought war, slavery, and diseases to the New World. They also …

Anthropology

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

selfsufficient

Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Drawings of Famous Buildings Around the World

They say patience is a virtue, but for some artists it’s a necessity. Emi Nakajima’s detailed ink drawings of famous architectural sites, which …

Art

$16.5 Million Panoramic Penthouse Hits Market In Charleston's French Quarter

Charleston’s first skyscraper, <i>The People’s Building</i>, was once considered a controversial intrusion on the city’s modest southern skyline. Today, the French Quarter landmark building on Broad Street offers Charleston’s most exclusive listing—a $16.5 million two-floor penthouse with panoramic views …

An architect designed a hidden garage in his home — and you have to see it to believe it

Jonathan Smith worked with his cabinetmaker to build a hidden garage in his home. He wanted to maintain the character of the home in Ponsonby, New …

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow

Going with the flow isn’t just the cool thing to do. According to a prominent theory of physics, it’s a rule of evolution that dictates the design of all things and ensures individual survival.<p>The Duke University professor responsible for this theory, Adrian Bejan, received the 2018 Franklin …

Duke University

Sky-Pod is a durable, webbed tree tent that hangs from the branches

Camping in a tent is fun, but camping in a suspended tree tent among the green, leafy giants of the forest is even more enjoyable. We've seen a …

Confederate Memorial Day: when multiple states celebrate treason in defense of slavery

“What Southern man, be he slave-holder or non-slave-holder, can without indignation and horror contemplate the triumph of negro equality?”<p>Monday is Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama, one of three states that still set aside a state holiday — meaning government offices are closed — to honor those …

The National Park System Just Got Its First Dark Sky Sanctuary

The U.S. National Park Service can add “top-notch, internationally-accredited views of the Milky Way” to its long list of attractions. On April 16, …

Can you solve it? The puzzle with a twist

Hi guzzlers,<p>Today’s puzzles are in honour of the German mathematician Felix Klein, who was born this week 169 years ago, on April 25, 1849.<p>1) <i>What is numerically interesting about Klein’s date of birth, and why is this year’s anniversary particularly noteworthy?</i><p>Klein is best known for describing, in …

Bestsellers

Couple restores 1969 camper into chic vacation home on wheels

When couple Matt and Beau saw a friend’s DIY camper restoration, they got inspired, and they decided to take on the same task themselves. Amazingly, …

Industrial Design: MoDi - a smart sleep aid for smartphone addicts

Technology has come to an era where users are quite demanding of what they want in terms of size, performance, features and etc. The best example …

Cover Story: This House in Austin Has a Tree Growing Right Through It

After an architectural epiphany, a family of traditionalists builds a monument to organic modernism in Austin.<p>During their 15 years of marriage, Chris and Julie Hill have lived in many homes, most of them large and traditional. But it wasn’t until after they retired and changed cities that they …

Blind man left in tears by cruel commuters shows just how hard his guide dog works

<b>A blind man who was left in tears by cruel commuters after they refused to offer him a seat has shown just how hard his guide dog Kika works – by</b> …

The Passionate Photo Colorizers Who Are Humanizing the Past

When black-and-white images can be hard to relate to, adding color evokes empathy.<p>Last week, a striking image circulated online: a grainy triptych of …

Charlie Chaplin

Letters: How to Interpret a Poem

Readers debate the meaning of “The Road Not Taken.”<p>America's Most Widely Misread Literary Work<p><i>The text accompanying a new</i> Atlantic <i>video, animated by Jackie Lay, challenged the prevailing interpretation of Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” as an ode to individualism.</i><p>Like “The Road Not Taken,” …

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

Scavenger Studio

Situated in the woods of Puget Sound, the Scavenger Studio is a minimalist hideaway. The simple form is clad in a mix of charred plywood and painted …

Puget Sound

Asheville, NC Welcomes A New Kind Of Tiny Home Community

Anyone that has been exploring the tiny house community scene in the last few years has surely stumbled across the Village of Wildflowers in western …

Family of five moves from a 2,100-square-foot-house to a beautifully renovated school bus

After deciding to move out of their 2,100 square foot house, Brandon and Ashley Trebitowski spent six months converting a classic Blue Bird bus into …

Framing

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

21 Detailed Construction Sections for Wood Structures

Wood is one of the oldest materials that man has used to build their homes and take refuge from the weather. Wood does not only fulfill a structural …

Teeny Tiny House Packs a Ton of Style Into a Small Space

If you love the woods and solitude but aren't totally sold on the idea of roughing it, or are looking for an unconventional guest room option, this …

This Tiny House Resort In Florida Is Vacation Goals

Looking for a small escape from winter? Luckily, there's a charming resort in Sarasota, Florida that has a fleet of tiny houses just ready to be …

Heavenly Key Lime Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together condensed milk and next 3 ingredients until well blended. Pour mixture into piecrust.<p>Step …