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9 Ideas to Steal from Britain’s Up-and-Coming Garden Designers

The Society of Garden Designers’ annual awards are a great way of taking the temperature of British garden trends. The society is the only …

Landscaping

Wavy to Zig-Zag Line Illusion Reveals the Importance of Corners in Perception

Corners are especially important because they provide a point where two lines meet. This is, of course, extremely useful for picking a spot where …

Bathroom Design Ideas And Inspiration

01 of 51<p>Beautiful Bathroom Design Ideas<p>Looking for some bathroom decor inspiration? Here are some beautiful bathrooms to get your decoration gears …

An L.A. Home with the Coolest Fix for a Funky Floor Plan

And a staircase you're going to be obsessed with<p>“Everyone goes crazy over that staircase for some reason,” says Richard Petit, principal at uber-hip Los Angeles design collaborative The Archers, with characteristic "who, me?" modesty. (He also photographs all their projects himself, including this …

This House Has One End Surrounded By Glass On Three Sides

Married couple Theo Reitsema, an architect, and Stephanie Weitering, an interior designer, spent a year living in a house that dates back to 1967 to …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

Step inside this Victorian terraced London home with four floors of style

Remodelling this tall east London home has turned it from for typical to tremendous on every level<p>The long-term owner of this terraced house in …

Lounge Y / Nommo Arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The construction site is a shared area of three houses, belonging to the same family, in a gated …

THE BLACK BOX HOUSE

The Black Box is a modern, minimalistic house, which was designed by PAO Architects for a young family with two children. The house is located in an area dominated by low-rise private houses with views to a river in the south and a road to the north.

What to Do on a Quick Trip to London

It’s easy to stick to the center when visiting the British capital. But Londoners will tell you the good stuff is right outside the city’s core. You just need to know where, and when, to check it out.<p>With a quick trip to London, a city we visit time and again, comes a dilemma: How do we hit those …

How to Make the Most of a Nonfunctional Fireplace

Wallowing over the fact that your fireplace is of the non-working variety? Then time for an attitude adjustment. This supposed “flaw” can actually be …

Home Decorating

How to make jerk pulled pork with spicy crispy rice

<b>Jerk pulled pork with spicy crispy rice</b><p>Serves 6<p><i>2kg shoulder of pork, skin on but not scored<br>1 red onion, sliced<br>​200ml chicken stock<br>For the marinade<br>1</i> …

Barbecue. Just Barbecue.

Three capitals of BBQ—Texas, North Carolina & Kansas City—show how to harness your inner pitmaster with three signature recipes. Smoke 'em if you got …

BBQ

Moments That Changed the World: Pictures

Muhammad Ali

Brilliant Subway Tile Ideas You’ve Never Seen Before

Subway tiles are the white T-shirt of interiors: A timeless, well-loved basic that’s a classic for a reason…but can get really boring, really fast. …

Interior Design

Modern desert house has mountain views, dramatic shadows

Ahh...<p>Concrete is the gift that keeps on giving, if we’re talking about stunning residential architecture. Over on the desert terrain of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a striking home comprising two perpendicular concrete structures rises to frame vast mountain views and a stellar indoor-outdoor …

So You Want to Be CEO? Here Are a Few Things You Need to Know First

If the CEO title is in your sights, here are five skills you'll want to hone.<p>Bezos. Zuckerberg. Musk. Jobs. Buffet. Branson. Our favorite CEOs are rock stars in the business world, recognized for their vision, big personalities and success. But the mighty can fall--just ask Marissa Meyer and Tony …

Leadership

The Courtyard House / De Rosee Sa

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The client's brief was to demolish an existing single-storey storage garage and construct a new two …

Striking swimming pool complex is clad entirely in a white chevron pattern

It’s part of an 18th century mansion in Sweden<p>Claesson Koivisto Rune, the Swedish multidisciplinary design studio, has created a striking swimming pool and spa facility that sits on the property of an 18th century mansion in southern Sweden.<p>Built upon a platform on a sloping lawn, the simple, …

This $9.5 Million Home Includes a Private Floating Meditation Den

It's the ultimate for modern-design lovers<p>If you're a fan of architect Toshiko Mori, you'll love this Zen Colorado retreat. Situated on 2.5 acres, the $9.5 million, 10,000-square-foot home boasts indoor-outdoor living spaces that highlight the surrounding natural beauty. With four bedrooms and …

Cozy Family Home Artistically Blends Modern And Traditional

Every family has its own idea of how a perfect home should be like. For a family from Switzerland, the perfect home was designed by wohgelmuth & …

Photographer explores the public and private personas of your favorite actors

Bored by the set-up of traditional film festival photo booths, Andrew H. Walker, a staff photographer at Shutterstock, took an unusual approach to …

The Best Dressed Men on Motorcycles Ride Again

Steezy Rider<p>Now in it's fourth year, the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is an annual global event (taking place in 500 cities in 90 countries) that seeks to raise awareness of and funds for prostate-cancer research. And let it be known that the "distinguished" part isn't just good branding, it's a …

Virgen del Carmen Bar / Estudio Arn Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> What initially was meant to be the repair of some humidity and filtrations, turned out to be the full …

Dental Care

Bunny Guinness: don’t buy new garden furniture – repair and restore instead

Before we bought our house 30 years ago, a friend was also interested in it. She got an architect to check it over and he said all the windows needed replacing. Fortunately for us, she backed out of the sale. We have replaced just one window and the others are still doing a sterling job. The …

Furniture

10 of the most popular herringbone floors on Dezeen's Pinterest boards

An apartment in Tel Aviv with herringbone flooring went viral on our Pinterest channel this week, so we've chosen to count down our top 10 …

9 fab homes with giant pivoting doors

Never too big?<p>In designing a modern home, there’s perhaps no easier way to make a statement than incorporating some larger-than-life pivoting doors. We’ve seen plenty examples crop up lately—many rendered in glass, so that the doors also become windows and walls, and others in wood, stone, or steel.<p>…

9 ways to make your tiny bathroom look bigger

Apartment living often means dealing with small and compact spaces. However, it’s not just apartments that contain cloistered or cramped areas; …

Interior Design