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An architect's creative reinterpretation of a traditional pitched roof sets a property apart from its neighbors.<p>An in-progress 3-D printed house could impact the future of urban housing.<p>O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family …

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What’s the opposite of a champagne socialist? Phillip Blond

Phillip Blond, sporting tinted specs for this morning’s devolution debate, is famed in the wonkier side of Westminster for his unique style. The self-styled ‘Red Tory’, who split with the Cameroons in favour of ‘a new Tory economics that distributed property, market access and educational …

Articles about idyllic home designed artist on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.<p>A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...<p>During the conference, Dwell’s exclusive home …

The Story Behind Nas's 'Illmatic' Is Almost as Great as the Album Itself

Nas's vignettes about day-to-day life in the Queensbridge projects are not just paeans to New York City. The songs on his 1994 debut <i>Illmatic</i> give us a sense of the tastes and smells that defined a generation of urban youth.<p><i>Nas's debut LP</i> Illmatic <i>is often called the best hip hop album ever</i> …

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IMF WARNS: Investors Are Taking 'Excessive' Risks In The Markets

The IMF, an institution based in Washington that is the world's premier watchdog for financial and economic stability, said in a report it still expects economic growth will pick up in the second half of 2014 after a rough start to the year.<p>But it also warned that financial market indicators …

There's a Danish Town Overrun with Giant Oysters

Ribe, a Danish town on the Jutland Peninsula, is rife with peculiarities. Not least the ever-multiplying plague of giant oysters bigger than human hands that live a few kilometers from the shore.<p>Ribe, the small Danish town on the Jutland peninsula, is like a picturesque manifestation of all the …

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Lunch with the FT: Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde sits at a table in an Indian restaurant in the heart of Washington and smiles winningly at the waiter. She arrived barely a minute …

Featured Vehicle: Jeep Cherokee

Once a staple of the Jeep line-up, the Jeep Cherokee XJ is a dying breed. Nearly three million Cherokees have been sold, with model years ranging …

End of Australia’s mining boom threatens Pilbara Cities plan

In a dusty industrial estate next to the world’s biggest iron ore port in Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region, business has never been so …

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut. But if America comes for him we should take his side

Poor Julian Assange. Call me a contrarian but I’m genuinely starting to feel sorry for the guy. He’s just made such a mess of his life, hasn’t he? And with such promise. Only a few short years ago he was the world’s most prominent anti-everything activist, with hair like an indie guitarist, feted …

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Articles about 9 unusual modern bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>From small workshops to home studios, we herald a group of American makers.<p>Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow …

Foraged fruit leather is like a Fruit Roll-Up, only with fruit in it

Imagine a Fruit Roll-Up that isn’t mostly preservatives, fluorescent dyes, and artificial flavoring. By definition, that’s not really a Fruit Roll-Up …

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Beijing invites US to link up over Africa

China has invited the US to co-operate in financing and building infrastructure in Africa and other parts of the developing world, an unprecedented …

China's President Has Only Begun To Take Down The Tigers And Swat The Flies In His Historic Corruption Crackdown

182,000 officials were punished by discipline inspection agencies in 2013, up 13.3% year-over-year.<p>Remember, Chinese president Xi Jinping came to power on the back of a very ominous message from his predecessor. In late 2012, outgoing president Hu Jintao warned that corruption could prove "fatal" …

Hess Surfboards: The Box

*beard not included<p><b>Hess Surfboards</b> <br>The Box<p>Some boards are built to be ridden hard for six months, then tossed, full of pressure dings and delams, …

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An exhibition heralds a new wave of Dutch designers plying technology and craft.<p>Get to know Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, Jakob Jørgensen, Line Depping, and Pernille Snedker Hansen—four rising Danish design...<p>Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or …

World’s Largest Wealth Manager Warns: “Reduce Risk Over The Full Spectrum Of Assets”

UBS “leapfrogged” – as Bloomberg called it – Bank of America as the world’s largest wealth manager with $1.7 trillion in assets, up 9.7% from a year …

Are Governments Overreaching When It Comes To Green Energy?

Germany is now the target of a PR-assault — one that is taking aim at its plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio using government’s levers. A new report says that green energy “subsidies” there have cost more than $412 billion to date, with a potential price tag of $884 billion by …

Perfection Found: Nicaragua Is Where You Want to Be

<b>For the last decade or so, Nicaragua has evolved from one of those places you hear whispers about into a legitimate surf tourism destination.</b> It is …

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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 …

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When two Manhattanites head to the D.C. suburbs, they find that transforming a tired typology can be a matter of small changes.<p>It has been around for a while, the concept of transferring images from a digital photo file to the surface of an everyday...<p>A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking …

Articles about dutch-duo-crafts-contemporary-efficient-office-furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Commercial tenants are looking for sustainable buildings for reasons …

Why Housing Will Crash Again--But For Different Reasons Than Last Time

<i>Institutionalizing the speculative excesses that inflated the previous housing bubble has fed magical thinking and fostered illusions of phantom</i> …

The VICE Guide to London 2014

How to have the best time in what is, in some ways, the worst city in the world.<p><i>Return to The VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage</i><p><i>Photo by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete</i><p>In many ways, London is the worst city in the world: it's expensive, cruel, bitter and twee. But in many ways it's also the best: a cultural …

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HOUSE TOUR: A Dream Lakehouse

When Glenn and Susan Lowry build a new house as part of a lakeside family compound in Canada, they add a jolt of contemporary design energybut the vibe remains as sporty and laid-back as ever<p>When Glenn and Susan Lowry build a new house as part of a lakeside family compound in Canada, they add a …