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This Instagram Account Is Seriously #HomeGoals

We all know how important lighting is when it comes to capturing the perfect Instagram photo (just ask selfie master Kim KW). So it shouldn't come as …

Home Decorating

7 Highly Effective Eye Creams for $30 or Less

Eye cream you can actually afford.<p>Eye creams can reduce signs of aging, poor rest, and stress. However, the sticker shock of most eye creams can often add all that agony right back onto your face. Eye products can be expensive as hell, sometimes upwards of $100. Lots of them are highly effective, …

Skin Care

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

Graphic Design: Exotic Destinations On Earth Illustrations

Exotic Destinations On Earth is a graphic design project created and shared by JIMMI TUAN and Bratus ™. The idea was to create a calendar and gift …

Graphic Design

Bill Gates just revealed his summer reading list, and it's as awesome as you'd expect

Your summer reading list is about to get a lot longer.<p>That's because Microsoft founder, philanthropist, and avid reader Bill Gates revealed his …

Books

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

1730s Dutch farmhouse gets modern update

Located in Columbia County in Upstate New York<p>Manhattan-based practice Messana O’Rorke has completed a lovely renovation of a 1734 Dutch farmhouse in Upstate New York that also involved adding a contemporary extension to the existing structure.<p>Ten Broeck Cottage, as it’s called, is formed by an …

17 Fascinating Photos of Our Solar System And Beyond

We live in a beautiful world.<p>Over the last few years, human technology has explored further into the Solar System than ever before.<p>Here are some of …

This Is Where You Should Drink (and Instagram) Your Coffee in L.A.

There’s more to a coffee shop than a delicious drink. Don’t get us wrong—a perfectly crafted latte is a must, but equally important, at least to this …

Architreasure Weekly #2

Having been overwhelmed by the response after our pilot episode of Architreasure Weekly, here’s episode #2! Architreasure Weekly is our weekly dose …

This $16.8 Million Manhattan Penthouse Has Six Terraces

It's a staggering amount of outdoor space in New York City<p>This New York City residence offers a breath of fresh air in lower Manhattan. Listed for $16.8 million, this five-bedroom, five-bath Tribeca home occupies three stories of a sleek, newly constructed condominium building. Each floor of the …

World Trade Center

10 of the Best Architectural Homes You Can Actually Stay In

It’s easy to spend hours gazing at images of architectural dream homes, thinking “what if…?” But what if you could actually stay in one? We’ve picked out 10 of the best architect-designed homes around the world that are available as vacation home rentals.<p><b>Casa Solo Pezo, Aragon, Spain</b><p>Designed by …

Architecture

30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

The first-ever March for Science is taking place in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.<p>The marches are taking place on Earth Day, no coincidence given the fact that President …

EPA

Paris apartments, modern and airy, used to be a 19th-century photo studio

The two rooftop abodes get exceptional natural light<p>Ah. Here’s yet another home we’d move to Paris for. This cleverly renovated pair of apartments may appear to be thoroughly modern—The glass! The lines! The unexpected mirrored volume on the lower floor!—but the space was built in the 19th century …

West Hollywood is Los Angeles’s Shabby Chic Neighborhood

Liberal, stylish and at times hedonistic, West Hollywood is famous for its all-night entertainment, youthful culture, beautiful people and palm …

Real Estate

Tomer Hanuka’s World Of Anime Heroes and Everyday Moments

Illustrator Tomer Hanuka has ascended to great heights since his days as a comics-loving kid in Israel.<p>Coming of age up in a tumultuous period in Israel, a now-established comic artist fell into the Marvel universe. Wielding a sketch pen and a tenacity to succeed to the highest echelon of artistic …

27 of the most iconic, jaw-dropping photos of the Earth and the moon from space

From the ground, Earth looks like a boundless fertile plain that beckons to be explored and exploited.<p>But astronauts would beg — and even plead— to differ.<p>"You realize that people often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Jim Lovell, an astronaut who flew on the Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 …

Astronomy

The World Wildlife Fund attached cameras to humpback whales and the footage is incredible

Take a deep breath before you dive!<p>Seeing whales in the wild is certainly on the top of our bucket list for nature's most impressive sights. The …

Cantilevered modern stunner nods to LA’s hillside homes

Those views!<p>Drawing inspiration from modern homes high up in Hollywood Hills, famously photographed by midcentury lensman Julius Shulman, the newly completed Ventura House rules not over Los Angeles but the Mexican city of Monterey.<p>Confronted with a tricky, sloped site, Mexico City-based architect …

30 Stylish Black and White Rooms

When black and white come together in a room, something special happens. Discover how leading designers and architects use this classic color …

Startling before-and-after images of melting glaciers tell the story of climate change

These images are worth a thousand words in explaining the impacts of ice retreating against warming temperatures.<p>Explaining the impacts of climate …

Global Warming

Look Inside a Minimalist Beverly Hills Home

An entrepreneur with a yen for simplicity and order calls on designer James Magni to turn a Los Angeles home into an ultramodern haven<p><i>This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>In some homes a sense of spirituality in decor is defined by dream catchers, …

American dreams: The USA's best new homes

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the winners of its 2017 Housing Awards. The event is always a treat for fans of high-quality …

Architecture

Modern desert house has mountain views, dramatic shadows

Ahh...<p>Concrete is the gift that keeps on giving, if we’re talking about stunning residential architecture. Over on the desert terrain of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a striking home comprising two perpendicular concrete structures rises to frame vast mountain views and a stellar indoor-outdoor …

Pet portraits are the cutest when they're shot from below

In what's surely the cutest take on the traditional pet portrait, the photographer behind the Underlook series shoots his subjects from below.<p>Over …

Pets

25 Dreams Homes You’ll Wish Were Yours

It’s difficult to define the things that make a house feel like a home or the characteristics that a dream home should have to actually be everything …

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

Places to stay that will blow your mind

You know that old adage ‘it’s about the journey not the destination’? Well, that just doesn’t apply here. Each and every one of these spectacular places to stay is a destination in its own right.<p>This selection from <i>50 Places To Stay to Blow Your Mind</i> includes places that give us a thrill, open our …

Amazing images of the world's greatest cities before they were cities

Like all living things, cities have lifespans.<p>Some, like Paris, are ancient — over 2,000 years old. Others are adolescent in comparison.<p>Here are the maps, paintings, and old-time photographs that show the journeys of our greatest cities.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Urbanism

JC House / Plus Line Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located on a low traffic street with an ordinary residential use of a four-member family. …