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An Interview with Jonathan Ward, Founder of Icon (Part 1)

Design perfectionism on four wheels<p>Every designer's dream is to create the exact object they envision, unhindered by accountants, marketers and …

Beijing's 20 best restaurants

<b>(CNN) —</b> As recently as the 1980s, Beijing had only a meager portion of privately-owned restaurants.<p>Fast forward three decades and the capital of the world's most food-obsessed country is back on its A-game.<p>Whether you're craving artfully carved Peking duck, esoteric regional Chinese recipes or top …

How to See the Best of Richmond, VA in 4 Hours - or Less!

With the city’s history dating back to 1737, you could spend days on end exploring Richmond, Virginia. Although a tight meeting schedule can leave …

This Is What the Dream Home Bar Looks Like

Behind a concealed closet door, this home bar mimics the design of professional setups.<p>My parents raised me in my maternal grandparents’ sprawling Victorian home in River Forest, Illinois. The basement featured a plumbed wet bar with three sinks, plenty of shelving space to store glassware, and a …

Living Rooms

This Wyoming Home Has the Coolest Dining Room You've Ever Seen

It literally lets you dine in the great outdoors.<p>"Nature is the best designer," says Paul Bertelli, principal of JLF Architects. That's why he and his team decided to let the beautiful surrounding landscape of Wilson, Wyoming, inspire this rustic-meets-contemporary country home.

Dining Rooms

Japan's best-kept secret

From hot springs and skiing to temples and Daruma dolls, Gunma Prefecture is an unexpected centre of Japanese culture and history<p>Japan's Gunma Prefecture – off the beaten path – stands out as one of the country's best-kept travel secrets, offering no shortage of activities for those looking to …

Japan

Impeccably restored brick home asks $2.1M

The Dutch Renaissance home is located in East Nashville<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Nashville, Tennessee<p><b>Price:</b> $2,100,000<p>This impeccably …

Outdoor Spaces

Where to Find the Best Cheap Eats in Atlanta

Atlantans love to eat out but the cost of this luxury can quickly add up, leaving many with both sticker shock and an empty wallet. Thankfully, there are quite a few options around town that offer a great meal with a fair price tag. This unranked map shines the spotlight on several excellent (and …

Dreamer’s Chair

Relax, take a load off, and be inspired by the stupendously comfortable mid-century-inspired Dreamer’s Chair. Crafted to order from solid American …

19th-century farm ruins transformed into sleek restaurant

A magnificent melding of old and new<p>The modern design of Chocholá, México’s gorgeous Ixi’im Restaurant was a true group effort. No fewer than four architecture studios had a hand in the renovation, which rehabilitated the 1800s engine house of a disintegrating farm. The collaborators—Central de …

Architecture

10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings in and Around NYC

Legendary architect and interior designer, Frank Lloyd Wright, forever revolutionized American architecture. During the length of his seven-decade …

Design Tips You Can Actually Use from an Ultra Modern Farmhouse

How one couple behind a top design firm achieve the right balance of polish and ease in their multipurpose home.<p>Since Pilar Proffitt and Robert Bristow were married, the founding partners of Poesis Design have wanted to create a place that represents all that they do: designing buildings, …

Architecture

The World's Most Daring Staircases Are In This European City Photos

"Time Machine," a new photo series by Hungarian photographer Balint Alovits, preserves the beauty of Budapest’s Bauhaus and Art Deco staircases. Alovits centered his spiraling images on stairwells from the 1930s and '40s, revealing space and time in the process, as well as movement and supreme …

Architecture

Where to Eat on the Cheap in Tokyo

Sardines three-ways at a Michelin-starred restaurant; impossibly airy chiffon cakes; crisp and juicy deep-fried pork cutlets—here's where to score …

New Orleans: Where to eat, stay, and get some culture in this hot food destination

NOLA is an easy weekend trip from Atlanta. Here’s a few spots you shouldn’t miss.<p>Those who have visited New Orleans know of its magic. The city …

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

31 Best Restaurants in New York City

If you can make it here (as a restaurant), you can make it anywhere.<p>New York, New York brings tourists in droves for its world-class museums, monuments, and theater. But have you taken a good look at our food scene lately? From fast-casual fried chicken to refined seafood temples and Caribbean from …

Concrete and Wood Slab Table

First of all, this is my first instructable, so take it easy on this old hillbilly. This instructable will outline how I made two similar concrete …

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19 Perfect Desserts in New York City

Although there's an endless number of desserts to try in New York, not all sweets are created equal. Some of them are worthy of a special trip, and some even define a restaurant. This here is a list of 19 of NYC's top show-stopping desserts, including every craving from an almost-savory meringue, …

10 of the best sites to explore during Open House New York this weekend

The Open House programme, which gives the public a chance to see buildings and sites that are usually off limits, comes to New York this weekend. …

A Look Inside 24 Kilates' Bank Vault-Like Bangkok Store

Sneakers turn into lavish valuables at this location.<p>Barcelona retailer 24 Kilates has been a global staple in the sneaker industry since being established in 2005, collaborating with the likes of Diadora, Reebok and ASICS. While the Spanish location remains in a discreet location in the heart of …

Couple converts garage into mortgage-free 480 sq. ft. modern industrial home (Video)

Increasing numbers of people are finding more meaningful alternatives to the 9 to 5 cubicled existence, the fetters of a mortgage, or the burden of …

The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman

The molded plywood chair that became an American icon.<p>Charles and Ray Eames often visited their friend Billy Wilder on his film sets. While working, the famed director would put together a makeshift lounge chair so that he could nap between takes. Something about his jerry-rigged seat struck a …

The ideal 10-Day Costa Rica itinerary

I’ve been living in Costa Rica for over two years now, and while I have not been everywhere, I have be getting around this gorgeous country I get to …

Slopeside Cellar | Carney Logan Burke Architecture Firm & Design Studio - WY MT

This below-grade wine cellar is one of the most technically complex projects the firm has done to date. An addition to a nearly 10,000-square-foot …

Architecture

Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm Anchored in Picturesque Surroundings

American Holly & Smith Architects are the ones who designed this remote retreat known as the <b>Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm</b>. Rising on the waterline in …

Artist Condenses Big Ideas into Intricate Mini Paintings

Artist Karen Libecap demonstrates that tiny paintings can house some pretty big ideas. In fact, artwork the size of a quarter can be just as beautiful as a giant mural that takes up the side of a building. Using a precise set of tools and a steady hand, the painter illustrates subjects that are …

Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

Ritika Trikha Contributor<p>Ritika Trikha is a tech writer at HackerRank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley<p>JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits …