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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid's Extraordinary 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

Architect extraordinaire Zaha Hadid and global engineering firm AECOM have recently released the initial details for their highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Qatar. The Al Wakrah Stadium will be the first of several arenas built for the worldwide tournament and is set to begin …

Architecture

Clever Literary Coffee Poster

Food illustrator Gianluca Biscalchin has combined two of our loves – coffee and books – into one fun illustration. Called <i>Literary Coffee</i>, it shows famous authors like Bram Stroker, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare as cups of hot java (or other drinks). While many of these you'll know right off …

William Shakespeare

Carrot Dating's 'bribes'-for-dates model shows mastery of the art of attention seeking

Last month a representative from MIT contacted Brandon Wade to tell him that the university wasn't happy that he was wearing one of its branded …

Deborah Turbeville - her work in pictures

The fashion photographer Deborah Turbeville died recently at the age of 81. As Lauren Cochrane explains, her work was delicate and strong in equal measure, and still has an air of mystery even today. Here is a selection of her most memorable work

Photography

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Visions of Earth 2012 - Photo Gallery

Photograph by Musadeq Sadeq, AP Images<p><b>December 2012</b><p><b>Afghanistan</b>—Overnight snowfall slows the pace of a Monday-morning commute in residential Kabul. The street is lined with flags heralding the opening of the Afghan parliament.<p>Photograph by Sergey Anisimov<p><b>December 2012</b><p><b>Russia</b>—Rosy from the bitter …

Nature

Can We Use Smells To Design Better Cities?

The scents of rosemary, lemon, lavender, and orange can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients. The smell of citrus can motivate people to clean their homes. And sniffing spiced apples can lower blood pressure. If these micro-examples of the benefits of smell sound like an ad campaign for …

Artists Aim To Rebrand The Slums Of Rio, With A Wave Of Audacious Color

Can a bit of plaster and a coat of paint transform the perception of a low-income community? Of course it can.<p>The favelas–or shantytowns–of Rio de Janeiro are known as dangerous eyesores controlled by drug lords. But it’s almost hard to imagine the Rio landscape without this sea of hand-built …

Brazil

What Happens If You Let Two Designers Write Their Own History Books? Spoiler: A Much More Fun (And Beautiful) World History

History books are not meant to be read for <i>fun</i>. They belong in stuffy classrooms with class pets and broken wooden desks that squeak too much. Until</i> …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Articles about 6 modern homes connecticut on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home …

New England

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at home, from …

Bojnice castle

Slovakia

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

Long Island Rail Road

Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome’s hidden aqueducts

With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water<p>Hacking through thickets of overgrown bushes, reeds and stinging nettles, Alfonso Diaz Boj …

Caving

Jellyfish are taking over the seas, and it might be too late to stop them

Last week, Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, which supplies 10% of the country’s energy, had to shut down one of its three reactors after a jellyfish invasion clogged the piping of its cooling system. The invader, a creature called a moon jellyfish, is 95% water and has no brain. Not what …

China

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Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Articles about home office design inspiration on Dwell.com - Dwell

Working from home is a no-brainer.<p>Whether your home office consists of a designated room or a tight corner in your kitchen, there are certain key strategies for...<p>Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.<p>A design-build firm with a flair …

Beverly Hills

Beautiful Character Design by Giulio Rossi

I bumped into the impressive characters designed by Giulio Rossi while browsing Society6's beautiful art prints section. His work stood out and …