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World's Smartest Cities

Essential places, people, trends, and ideas that have turned the world’s most intelligent cities into travelers’ hottest tickets.<p>We all know our world is increasingly urbanized, but what makes a city <i>smart</i>? A sense of place, for starters, says Ian MacFarlane, consultant for National Geographic …

Living Simply in a Dumpster

One professor left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and he is happier for it. How much does a person really need?<p>Tucked behind the women’s residence halls in a back corner of Huston-Tillotson University’s campus in Austin, Texas, sits a green dumpster. Were it not for the sliding pitched …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

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How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a...<p>Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.<p>It’s become increasingly common to hear the term“zero …

Santa Cruz

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Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer...<p>Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.<p>With our latest platform release, you can now continuously scroll through stories, and easily add your photo uploads …

Architecture

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Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss.<p>The popular myth claims that cats have nine lives—well, what about a well-worn plank of wood?<p>Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your shower with a cool pattern? Well, we have a …

San Francisco

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Like a little chapel on the prairie, architect Jean-Baptiste Barache’s simply elegant retreat in the tiny Normandy town of...<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>A serene French country house expresses a …

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Design

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A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family member occupying...<p>RE/MAX and Henry Ford College in …

Architecture

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A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Made in America

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Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of...<p>Designed by Roy O. Allen, the …

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'Multiverse' LED Art surrounding Moving Walkway at National Gallery of Art by Leo Villareal Photo Michael Poole (Longmont, CO) on design-dautore.com

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Conix Architecten of Antwerp, Belgium, were responsible for the renovation of the Atomium’s interior, which includes these atomlike seating pods. Photo by Roy Zipstein.

Creekside Cabin

Although beautifully situated among firs and redwoods, the layout of this 1920’s shingle-style weekend cabin precluded views to the nearby seasonal …

Niche News

A Little New Zealand Beach House Lives Large

(Image credit: Arch Daily)<p>You don't need a big house when your living room is the beach. This New Zealand beach cottage accomodates a family of five …

Living Rooms

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The Smallest Homes Money Can Buy

Minimalist living at its finest.<p>These minimalist houses might make you act on your dream of living with less stuff. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

Washington State

Tiny Houses Big with U.S. Owners Seeking Economic Freedom

Doug Immel recently completed his custom-built dream home, sparing no expense on details like cherry-wood floors, cathedral ceilings and …

Tiny House With Studio

Tiny house with additional companion studio with sleeping loft above and joined by shared deck. Photos and build by Molecule Tiny Homes.

Lofts

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