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Silicon Valley is obsessed with these ultra-comfy, machine-washable shoes that cost $95 — here's why

Tech workers in Silicon Valley are singing the praises of Allbirds, a startup in San Francisco that makes the "world's most comfortable shoes," according to investors, founders, and the company itself.<p>Founded in 2014, Allbirds makes super-soft sneakers constructed from a proprietary Merino wool …

Silicon Valley

Review: Audeze iSine 20

The latest release from Audeze, the iSine 20, takes technology typically found only in over-ear headphones and squeezes it into a pair of …

This Smart-House Villa Brings its A-Game - The Plus Paper

<b>Intelligent Design and Modern Interiors Combine in Private Latvian Residence</b><p>The Guaja river in Latvia is one of nature’s own large-scale designers, …

Parking garages are getting a second life as places for people

The rise of driverless vehicles and decline in car ownership means reimagining these ubiquitous structures<p>As autonomous vehicle companies launch family-focused public trials and automakers invest in “mobility solutions” instead of cars, we’re entering an age where sharing a vehicle will likely …

Urban Design

A Warm Industrial Feel in DC with Modern Comforts of Home

For fans of the Warm Industrial look who aren't interested in restoring an old factory or warehouse themselves, this 2-bedroom condo in DC offers the …

Real Estate

Shipping container architecture – in pictures

Designers and architects are exploring the potential of repurposed shipping containers, but critics say they are not necessarily sustainable or cost-effective

Architecture

Wrap House

London, England, United Kingdom<p>A contemporary homes rises on a narrow lot just south of London.<p>Where once there was a timeworn 1950s bungalow in the Metropolitan Green Belt south of London, there now stands a dynamic house whose two volumes are joined by a glass atrium. The project was designed by …

Architecture

The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-in Sofas for Decks and Patios

We’re in the process of gutting our backyard. One of the design elements we’re adding is a large deck with a built-in, U-shaped sofa–a spot for the …

That House

"That House" is an award wining project by Australia´s Austin Maynard Architects. Located in a neighborhood in Melbourne, the unique house is formed …

Architecture

This 74K tiny home has an incredible interior that's larger than life

You can still live large in a tiny house – just check out the Earth and Sky Palace, an incredible little home with all the trappings of luxury. The …

Interior Design

Single Level Family Home With A Large Backyard

Architects get to make other people’s ideas become reality and to give others their dream homes. Inevitably, they get to always add new ideas to …

Swimming Pools

Black Box Family Home On The Riverside Embraces Nature

It doesn’t look like a typical family home but don’t be fooled by that. This is in fact a wonderful home for its owners, three kids and their …

Show Notes: Apple is getting out-designed by... HP and Dell?

March 6th, 2017<p><i>Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every day this week I’m sitting down and writing some</i> …

Tech Industry

Beautiful Designs Framed By Black Window Trims

Choosing dark colors for the window frames or painting the trim black is a neat trick which can offer many advantages. Black is a timeless neutral. …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Lake Austin Cabin

Austin, Texas<p>This previously undeveloped 5 acre lot, nicknamed ‘the Narrows’ had been a gathering place for the family since the 1970’s. The beautiful Cyprus tree lined Lake Austin waterfront oasis lies just a few miles outside of downtown. The owners insisted on a simple, humble, yet unique cabin …

Texas

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Interior Design

13 creative ways to design the house entrance

For a home to grab eyeballs it should have an attractive façade and aesthetically designed structure along with an impressive entrance leading up to …

Landscaping

Modern-Industrial Home Becomes One With The Desert Landscape

For the architects at Olson Kundig, buildings represent bridges between nature and people and their culture. A lot of their projects are focused on …

Architecture

Decoration Ideas: The power of mirrors explained in 10 pictures!

It's no secret that a gorgeous mirror in your home adds more than the opportunity to check that your outfit is on point before you leave the house, …

Writer's House

Keeping its 1960s charm intact, the Writers House is a nostalgic renovation that's a celebration of old and new. The home was originally built by the …

Architecture

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Trestle Glen Modern

Design

QL House | VISIOARQ ARQUITECTOS

The QL House is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Algarve, on the Portuguese southern coast, a singular presence in an essentially …

31 Menswear Essentials You Need to Own in 2017

It's a new year, which means now's the perfect time to reinvent yourself with a new pair of jeans or some sick Chelsea boots. But before you make yourself crazy with style resolutions (and before you max out your credit card), we've put together a comprehensive list of style essentials for you to …

Men's Fashion

Spectacular new shipping container museum nestles near China's Great Wall

Nestled near China’s famous Great Wall rests a new cultural museum made with shipping containers. The Zhao Hua Xi Shi Living Museum designed by IAPA …

In 2016, Adidas was the coolest brand in fashion

The year 2016 is almost a wrap, and looking back, a few brands stick out as those that dominated fashion. They made—and sold—the products everyone wanted. They were the ones people couldn’t stop talking about. They were right at the center of culture and how we dress today.<p>Gucci and Vetements were …

Why AirPods are the future of wireless audio

Their sound quality may not impress audiophiles but Apple's odd-looking wireless earbuds set a new experience standard for connections that the …

Apple Pay