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Historic in the Front, Modern in the Back: 8 London Townhouse Extensions

Homes are more than just buildings. They are social and historical snapshots from a previous era, and as society changes, the spatial layout of homes can easily grow obsolete and antiquated. When first built, one of the driving goals associated with London’s Victorian and Edwardian residences was …

Lookout Point: 7 Corner Windows and Nooks Open for Contemplation

Allowing for expansive light filtration and glimpses of the outside world, various approaches to glazing have been leveraged as enduring tools throughout residential construction. In this collection, each architect moves beyond traditional windows situated along a single wall-face, and instead …

Architecture on the Market: MUJI Hut Is the Latest Tiny House to Pop Up in Japan

BRICK & WONDER IS A CURATED PLATFORM OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY HOMES FOR SALE WORLDWIDE. LAUNCHED BY LANG ARCHITECTURE IN 2016, BRICK & WONDER PROVIDES ACCESS TO HOMES IN THE MARKETPLACE WITH DESIGN INTEGRITY THAT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO IMPROVE HOW WE FEEL, THINK, INTERACT AND ULTIMATELY LIVE OUR DAILY …

Why Japan Is Home to the World's Craziest Houses

From questionable projections, to houses built without visible windows, to fantasy-life forms, Japanese residential architecture often pushes the boundaries of what we typically define as a "home." We're not talking about just a few examples of unusual housing designs—there is a domestic gusto …

Verizon: Sabotage incidents soar as workers strike

Cord-cutting has been taken to a new extreme at Verizon -- and the company is suggesting striking workers are to blame.<p>Verizon (VZ) said Wednesday it is investigating 57 instances of network sabotage and other criminal activity during the two weeks since 36,000 workers walked off the job.<p>In a …

Graava is a new action camera that does the editing for you

Shoot first, edit never<p>Action cameras make it easy to capture amazing footage of your life, whether you're skydiving or walking your dog. But in the end you're still stuck with hours of footage to sort through. A new product designed in partnership with Matter Design promises to do that work for …

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Airbus has patented a jet that could take you from Tokyo to Los Angeles in three hours

Imagine a transcontinental flight that allowed you to wash your hands of screaming babies and cranky flight attendants after just a few hours. Airbus wants to make it so. The aircraft manufacturer has patented an “ultra-rapid” plane that could fly at more than four times the speed of sound. The …

Los Angeles

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

1/11<p>POD Idladla<p>If simple living means living happier, you’ll find bliss in the 186-square-foot POD-Idladla, a compact prefab home for two that can …

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A Zero-Waste Chair Made From One Sheet Of Wood

Is it possible to build a chair without wasting any materials? Designer Seungji Mun claims as much. Mun’s Economical Chair project produces four chairs from exactly one 4’x8′ wooden board–you know the ones you find at Lowe’s or Home Depot–no more, no less.<p>Long wood strips and thick rectangles are …

Crashing Glass Waves Frozen Into Elegant Vessels by Marsha Blaker and Paul DeSomma | Colossal

<p>Husband and wife team Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker translate their oceanic inspirations directly into their collaborative glass sculptures, frozen …

Art

Designers Re-Imagine Oil Rigs as Positive Environmental Habitats

A Chinese design team recently rolled out a fascinating set of plans that creatively re-imagine oil rigs as floating, eco-friendly habitats that could help the environment recover after an oil spill. The designers – Ma Yidong, Zhu Zhonghui, Qin Zhengyu and Jiang Zhe – created the plan in response …

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Smartly Engineered WaterNest 100 Lets Residents Live as One With Nature

This masterfully designed floating home delightfully resembles a tidy, efficient nest that a water-loving animal would build. The pod-shaped WaterNest 100, produced by EcoFloLife, has been years in the making, and the firm's patient attention to detail is evident in the unit's beautiful aesthetics …

Consciousness

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Art

Stunning Life-Like Animal Sculptures Made with Layers of Galvanized Wire

Artist Kendra Haste uses the ubiquitous galvanized wire and transforms it into life-like sculptures of wild animals. By layering, fraying, and sometimes painting it, she's able to mimic the anatomical appearance of creatures both large and small.<p>Haste masterfully crafts the wire so that even subtle …

Sculpture

6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

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Android Wear Inspiration

Smartphones have taken over and have become, for the majority of people, their first computer and singular vessel to access the internet. With the …

Power, Protect and Connect

We live in a very mobile world and depend on our various gadgets to help streamline our schedules. Keeping them all powered up throughout the day can …

10 Vacation Rentals That Are Way Cooler Than Hotels

You can find anything on the Internet these days--including some totally awesome places to stay on vacation. Skip the hotel and book a stay in one of these ten unconventional vacation rentals around the world.<p><b>A Seashell in Isla Mujeres, Mexico</b><p>Gaudí-esque architecture? Sweeping ocean views? Private …

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