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The 2 Most Important Things You Learn in Interior Design School

Do you find yourself trying to talk homeowners out of a bad design decision while watching HGTV, daydreaming about how you would update the dilapidated house down the street, or enjoying your weekend DIY design projects so much that you've toyed with the idea of doing it full time as an interior …

Spatial Oddities: 7 Residential Experimentations in Clustered Living

Throughout much of the 20th century, residential architecture witnessed the excessive subdivision of rooms flourish. Now somewhat passé, modern homes are more frequently marked by cascading and borderless rooms with seamless transitions between the kitchen and other living areas. Previous functions …

Architecture

Man Turns Empty Cement Factory Into The Most Magical Home

Talk about a remodel.<p>Ricardo Bofill knows a thing or two about home improvement.<p>The Spanish architect has spent decades converting an old cement factory outside Barcelona into the airy, plant-covered home of his dreams. Inside and out, the complex is nothing short of stunning:<p>After purchasing the …

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p><b>Article featured: Inc., Time, Observer, Business.com, Life Hacker, &</b> …

5 Exercises Every Fit Guy Must Do

These are the key exercises that you have to be doing, regardless of your specialty.<p>What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being …

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

Education

Renovated cave ruin makes for a surprisingly cozy modern home

Courtyards, arches, and a light tunnel<p>Over in the Loess Plateau in Shanxi, China, the traditional cave dwelling got a modern makeover courtesy of Chinese architecture studio hyperSity Architects. The striking home takes over a barrel-vaulted recess in the earth, and comprises a combination of new …

Architecture

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

How to get off the grid and live rent-free

Many people dream of living off the grid, rent-free — and a select few have turned that dream into a reality. It takes more than just a stack of …

Off-grid

15+ Artists Whose Sketchbooks Double as Handheld Art Galleries

The sketchbook has a special place in an artist’s practice. It’s a visual playground, in which creatives can experiment with new ideas and imagery—without the pressure that comes from creating a finished piece. Rather, these books are an extension of one’s wildest imagination. The ideas contained …

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Interior Design Ideas, Redecorating & Remodeling Photos

<b>Innovative storage solutions.</b><p>Our innovative storage solutions provide a place for everything, ensuring the interiors of your furniture look as …

DIY - Cheap Cedar Raised Beds - Quiet Corner

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of …

Woodworking

Part 2: Mental Shifts That Allowed Me To Become a Millionaire at 22

Guest Writer<p>Managing Director, Hughes Marino<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year I wrote one of the most popular articles on Entrepreneur.com. It detailed the seven mental shifts that I implemented to accelerate my career success and become a millionaire at the age …

Self-improvement

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

Creativity

This Company Lets You DIY Your Very Own Hobbit House

Step aside, tiny homes, there’s a new architecture movement on the rise and it just so happens to look like a page straight out of our favorite books (and movies) of all time – and you don’t even need a ticket to Middle Earth to get there.<p>Piggybacking off Tolkien’s hobbit house concept, a company …

Wirral '£15 a year' low energy house wins award

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1212000/1212027_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524680685_137bd22416eb03720c9d2c643ad6702e<p><b>A "simple" house which runs on the equivalent of a 40W light bulb at a cost of £15 a year has won a national energy award.</b><p>The £240,000 four-bedroom …

100 Creative DIY Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Space

Now that Fall is here, we’re thinking about redecorating our homes here at Brit + Co, which means it’s the perfect time for some DIY inspiration. There are literally thousands of different ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home or office.<p>BRIT + CO GUIDE:<p>But we narrowed it down a …

How Your Sleep Position Affects Your Health And What It Says About You

<b>Home Arena,</b> whom we previously featured, has an infographic that outlines different sleep positions and their effect on your health, as well as what …