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Five porches? (Yes.) How an architect created a couple's ultimate Dallas 'River House'

A client with a dream, an architect who knew how to listen and a design-savvy hair salon owner who brought them together — could a terrific house be …

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Forgiveness

About this Poem<p>“This poem was written after Eduardo C. Corral's ‘To a Straight Man.’ Corral tends to write in shorter lines and with strong images …

Creative Writing

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

Arduino

How to Design a Graphic Design Business Card

Whether you are a freelancer or you own your own design firm, it is crucial to have business cards for your graphic design business. First, we are …

This Look-Better-Naked Workout From Tracy Anderson Will Give You Serious Body Confidence

Look better in the buff! These all-over toning moves will help you love the skin you’re in.<p>The key to feeling amazing without a stitch on? Being …

A Poem by Carmen Giménez Smith

<b>Ravers Having Babies</b>I tried to make my babies fall in love with<br>the surrealists but they only want the acid pastels<br>of the graphic age and in so many …

8 Writing Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

I wrote my first blog post two summers ago. And I wish I could erase it from the internet. Reading it is like looking at my middle school Facebook …

Stylish Remodeling Ideas for Small (even Tiny) Bathrooms

When you're remodeling a teeny bathroom, you often don't have the choice to move the walls. So even though you can change pretty much everything …

Gorgeous modern home makes stunning use of recycled and salvaged materials

Architecture studio tenfiftyfive paired modern luxury with sustainable and nature-centric design in their design of this gorgeous house extension in …

Beautiful bamboo building withstands floods and storms in Vietnam

Architecture firm RÂU ARCH created this beautiful thatched roof building burrowed deep into the lush rainforests of Vietnam. The MOOC Spring building …

Is the future of architecture political?

The future of architecture is marked by a boom, and demolitions, of which one is most iconic—the recent demolition of the Halls of Industries and …

19 Enchanted DIY Autumn Decorations to Fall For This Season

Fall is here along with thousands of colors, hundreds of fruits and vegetables to harvest and most importantly great elements of coziness and warmth …

Pretty Hands: DIY Manicure

Tuesday, September 15, 2015<p><i>Post contains affiliate links</i><p>The weather is starting to change and with that comes a need to moisturize skin to protect it …

At This House, Climbing on the Roof is Encouraged

(Image credit: Dezeen)<p>When I was much younger, my grandfather got out a ladder and encouraged us to climb on the roof of our house. My mother was not …

20 Incredible Ideas for a Dream Vacation

Where in the world do you want to go?If you’re searching for inspiration for your dream vacation, see which trips upscale travelers are putting on …

Plan Your Backyard Landscaping Design Ahead With These 35 Smart DIY Fire Pit Projects

We are in January already and all the extraordinary Christmas Holidays are behind us. We have, again, 11 months till Christmas. Till then we can …

This DIY hack for an air conditioner has nearly 3M views on YouTube

If you made it through this weekend, but are looking ahead at this heat wave and thinking about buying an air conditioner, you might want to consider …

Bathroom Ideas – The Ultimate Design Resource Guide

Bathrooms are one of the most popular and commonly remodeled rooms in the home. And since they are a high-traffic space (and one where updates are …

Home Improvement

Being an Architect is Hell

This was a day, just like any other day. I was minding my own business when I was visually assaulted by my hotel shower. (<i>That’s right … …

Tiny house, big benefits: Freedom from a mortgage - and stuff

America is having a big love affair with tiny houses. There are television shows: "Tiny House Nation" and "Tiny House Hunters." There are movies: "Tiny: A Story About Living Small" and "Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary." Pinterest has more than 900 boards devoted to tiny houses, and …

Living Rooms

Top 10 most colourful cities in the world - See which is #1 (With Pictures)

<b>Wroclaw, Poland</b><p>The capital of Lower Silesia is one of the most splendid cities of Poland, with a wide range of attractions for any tourist, including …

Charles Darwin’s Captain, a Footnote in History, Was First Modern Weatherman

Only in the 19th century did scientists get a grip on weather prediction, and the storms they studied often paled when compared the ferocity of the …