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23 Insanely Clever Ways to Beat Clutter

Are you sick of your littered living room, overcrowded cabinet, or too-cramped-for-comfort closet? Cure clutter around the home with one of these 23 …

28 things I learned about Europe after visiting all 28 EU countries

<b>Jonathan Thompson has spent the last four weeks driving around every single EU country. Here are the nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way</b><p><b>1. Zagreb is home to Europe’s strangest museum.</b> Dedicated to the study of heartbreak, the Museum of Broken Relationships will make you laugh and cry in …

In hot water: an Iceland swimming holiday

Bathing outside in naturally heated water is part of Icelandic life. Icelanders are expert at capturing hot water, either in hillside hot pots (little pools sunk into the ground, made from anything – stones, concrete, repurposed agricultural tubs) or in outdoor pool complexes with water slides.<p>My …

European Travel

Beautiful Barn Wedding in the Late Summer

There’s something so special about late summer, don’t you think?The balmy evenings, everyone’s in a good mood, and we’ve all got a glow from a couple …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Product Design Tools On a Startup Budget

If you want to pursue a new side project, launch an app, or build a startup, the beginning stages are typically lean. You don’t want to sacrifice …

Infographics

England's 27 most beautiful villages

The world's 27 most hipster neighbourhoods

Spain and Portugal (with a Philadelphia Bonus)

The Spanish understand something we don't, and it's a big part of what makes life fulfilling. It's called "ambiente."<p>We might be tempted to translate "ambiente" as "the ambiance of a place," but the Spanish ambiente has a primal, almost mystical aura to it. I'll explain:<p>In my 80 countries traveled, …

The 50 best beaches in the world

BEST FOR WOW FACTOR<p>1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles<p>As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island (in an archipelago of 115). Huge, weathered granite …

PlentyOfFish

Eight places to find the unspoiled Corfu of The Durrells

ITV drama The Durrells has returned for a third series, shining a light on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu (Kérkyra). Can 21st century visitors recapture anything of the family's 1930s island idyll?<p>Corfu's best hotels<p>Bits are glimpsed in the contemporary filming. Platía Dimarhíou (Town Hall …

The 50 best hotels in Italy for summer

It’s the sheer variety that strikes you first. Italy has as many hotels as it has destinations, from old-fashioned family-run pensioni in historic city centres to elegant lakeside resorts where you dine by candlelight at the water’s edge. There are mountain lodges with Michelin-starred restaurants, …

This is what 100 years of BMW looks like

The German luxury carmaker, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, has for its entire history released a seemingly never-ending stream of breathtaking, record-setting, and smile-inducing machines that have consistently beguiled the automotively inclined.<p>The essence of BMW boils down to its …

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Even in a place attuned to two-wheeled traffic, it was a rare sight one evening last fall to witness a bicycle convoy ferrying a...<p>Imagine a home that turns on the lights, cranks the tunes, and brews a pot of coffee when it’s time to wake up. Homeone, a...<p>Two families in Padua, Italy, combine …

inside tadao ando's self-built studio in osaka

<b>inside tadao ando’s self-built studio in osaka</b><br>all images by kaita takemura<p><b>self-taught architect tadao ando set up his own practice in 1969.</b> since …

archatlas: Sky House Platform Architecture + Design LTD White Rock Cabin is a modest 850 SF cabin, set within the semi-arid foothills of North-Eastern Washington State. The landscape is vast, and characterized with rock outcrops, sage-brush, pine-trees and many lakes. The building is designed to create a distinct relationship to the landscape: On the ground floor, large south facing windows open onto a sloping knoll with expansive views of the Cascade foothills. The remaining windows are vertical apertures used to frame particular views. A north-facing window frames a distant lake. An eastern window looks down to an abandoned homesteaders cabin. The experience within the cabin is a balance of prospect and refuge. A strong sense of enclosure combined with spacious, light filled spaces creates connections to the surrounding landscape. Images and text via + via (via archatlas)

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Design

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …

Clean Energy

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50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

Graphic Design

Hands on with the BBC’s child-friendly microbit

Never before can I say I’ve been able to feel the brimming excitement of 1 million 10 and 11-year-olds across the UK – until today – as the BBC microbit finally landed on my doorstep, along with hundreds of schools.<p>This really is a landmark for the BBC, literally giving away this many computers to …

Micro USB

Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a unicorn

Tired of having ideas and not being able to execute on them, Nick Fredman learned how to code.The post Becoming a designer who codes: the making of a …

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An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>An inside look into Fender's cutting edge Mod...<p>In a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, a pavilion addition ties into the existing home's midcentury roots and connects to the...<p>In coastal New …

Go slow on Tobago: an eco-hideaway delivers the quiet life

A rustic resort fulfils the dream of a Caribbean break amid tropical fauna and flora – and there are yoga classes too, in case you are in need of yet more relaxation<p>Some views you can never tire of and the one from my veranda overlooking Castara Bay, on Tobago’s west coast, is among them. At …

Guinea Pigs

The secret that makes Japanese and Swedish design look so similar—and so good

Two of the world’s design superpowers are coming together in a quiet, cheerful explosion: MUJI, the lifestyle brand and veritable design ambassador of Japanese culture, has launched a line of Swedish goods.<p>Their roughly 40-item MUJI Sweden catalogue includes Swedish melamine tableware, a special …

Furniture

Designer Table Offers Efficient Food Prep, Work Surface

Of course it was born in a Paris coworking space<p>The best modern multipurpose furniture performs a host of functions while looking great, which we know is a feat all its own. This offering, created by French design studio Atelier JMCA, is a multiuse table can be used for dining, food prep, or …

Spanish bank BBVA just took a big step in the fintech world

<i>The BI Intelligence Content Marketing Team covers news & research we think you would find valuable. This topic was originally highlighted and sent to subscribers of the BI Intelligence Fintech Briefing Newsletter.</i><p>Spanish bank BBVA is doing it all it can to embrace the disruptive power of …

10 of the best Russia holiday destinations – beyond Moscow and St Petersburg

Ruskeala, Karelia<p><b>Why go?</b><br>Karelia, a republic in north-west Russia, is known as one the country’s most beautiful places. The nature here is breathtaking and more Finnish than Russian, with lakes, waterfalls and trees growing on giant rocks. Ruskeala is a village close to Sortavala, one of the …

European Travel