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Hiking the Kumano Kodō: Japan's ancient pilgrimage route

One of Japan's most remote and rewarding journeys, the Kumano Kodō hiking route weaves through the mountainous Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka. Once a sacred pilgrimage reserved for emperors and samurai, the ‘Kumano Old Road’ is today open to all modern-day seekers and wanderers.<p>Walkers on the Kumano …

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

Smart Homes

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

For Furniture Builders: Jowi's Octopus Spray Table and Versatile Storage Trolleys

In 1968, the Winkler family patriarch was a cabinetmaker working in his native Austria. He needed something to help him maximize his shop space, …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Art

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Home Automation

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel

The Fast Way to Hard Muscle

Pack on size and boost your strength—without spending all your time in the gym<p>The formula for building a better body is simple: You need a smart workout, done consistently. I've supplied the smart part, with this eight-exercise routine. It's what I give to my high-profile clients when they need …

Beastie Boy Mike D's Brooklyn Townhouse

The Beastie Boys will be forever linked to Brooklyn thanks to the now-classic song from their 1987 debut album. Mike Diamond then further (sort of) …

New York Times

Weekend Challenge: Lateral Dumbbell Stepup

This exercise forces you to push your hips forward, challenging your glutes and hamstrings<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise.</i> …

8 Sinful-Sounding, Low-Calorie Muffin Recipes

If you’re trying to eat a clean and healthy diet, muffins may be on your off-limits list. The packaged varieties at the grocery store are often made with white flour and contain boatloads of sugar. Plus, a large three-inch treat has approximately 550 calories!<p>But your sweet tooth is bound to beckon …

The Extreme Home Fat-Loss Workout

Ever seen a photo of Mark Wahlberg’s old home gym? (He recently sold the property.) It was loaded.<p>Reportedly, the space was 2,500 square feet, with 18-foot ceilings. It housed racks of dumbbells, weight plates, and pre-loaded barbells, along with variety of benches and other necessities. There was …

Behance

Men's Health

With this space-saving set in your gym, you'll always have time—and room—for a workout<p>The MMA fighter's package was on full display prior to his Mayweather fight last August<p>Former New York Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee says training isn't all about lifting big weights<p>This salad staple might …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Submit your project for the world's largest awards program for architecture.<p>Structural fabric has emerged as an innovative architectural material.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>Smooth out your knowledge of this staple material.<p>For …

Architecture

Articles about modern bunker home texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Belgian architecture firm transforms a 140-square-foot Dutch military structure into a modern-day vacation retreat.<p>Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a …

Architecture

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Barcelona Apartment Renovation by TC-Interiors

This large apartment located in Barcelona, Spain gets a massive renovation that incorporates the original building details along with modern …