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Budget Multi-Level Toronto Residence Makeover with Traditional Overtones

Giving new meaning to an old and dreary home in <i>Toronto</i>, the <b>Art House</b> renovation carried out by Urbanscape Architects moves away from the mundane as …

Bedrooms

$989K L.A. Bungalow Comes with a Reading Nook and Fig Trees

Things we love about this property crush:<p>When you conjure up sunny images of a California bungalow, it's this home that ticks all the boxes.<p>The …

Food & Dining

An off-grid cabin on a remote island is inspired by Japanese design

Tasmania-based firm Maguire + Devine Architects has created a gorgeous Japanese-inspired, off-grid tiny cabin tucked away into a remote island off …

Off-grid

Shipping containers become a spectacular plant-covered gallery

São Paulo-based architecture studio SuperLimão and architect Gabriela Coelho recently completed GSC, a massive multi-use collector’s gallery built …

Green Design

This beautiful Washington cabin meets net-zero targets even in extreme temperatures

Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington State’s Cascade Mountains, a holiday retreat offers luxurious comfort without compromising …

Pacific Northwest

Vintage Furniture Store Owners Have a Stunning Chicago Home

<b>Name:</b> Lynne and Ty McDaniel <b><br>Location:</b> North Kenwood — Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 1000 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years, owned<p>Ty and Lynne don't just …

Beautiful, light-filled home slots into a skinny lot in Vancouver

Faced with a unique lot size of 20 by 200 feet, Canadian design studio Randy Bens Architect was challenged to create a home with a sense of …

Living Rooms

Optical Illusions Tattoos

The tattoos artist Lena Lu, creates graphical stunning compositions. Her style is a subtle mix of modern and ancient techniques. Her hability is to …

Body Art

Modern Shower Designs And Features That Will Make You Envious

Planning to renovate your bathroom soon? That would be a perfect time to add a walk-in shower to the space. After all, all the modern bathrooms have …

Minimalism

The Best Workouts That Don't Require Any Equipment, According to Personal Trainers

Airports. Conferences. Deserted islands? You just never know when—and where—you might need to get in a quick sweat.<p>Here's some quick physics fun: A body at rest tends to stay at rest. That's the fitness version of Newton's First Law, and it means that humans will find literally <i>any</i> excuse to not …

Workouts

What If Characters From Famous Paintings Attended Music Festivals Today

Ever wonder how subjects from iconic classical paintings would behave if they lived today? Hungary-based photojournalist Márton Neményi used his Photoshop skills to visualize just that. For his latest playful series, the artist re-worked classic masterpieces to superimpose famous faces—including …

Painting

Modern prefab house was constructed in a month

Using all recyclable materials<p>A home isn’t built in a day, but in this case, it is in a month. Architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas worked with the engineering and construction company SysHaus to design a prefab home in São Paulo, Brazil, that was constructed within a month—28 days to be exact.<p>The …

Prefab Homes

Award-winning luxury townhouses boast energy-efficient, passive solar design

Melbourne Design Studios has dramatically transformed a row of townhouses in the historic, post-industrial neighborhood of Richmond, Melbourne. The …

Outdoor Spaces

Minimal Wooden One Family House in Poland Connects with the Outdoors

A home that respects the landscape it sits in and brings the lovely natural beauty outside indoors, the <b>One Family “Dr House” House</b> in <i>Poland</i> keeps …

Wall Art

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

1/7<p>GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB - Understanding Your Building Site<p>In the last two installments of our Green Guide to Prefab series on Inhabitat we …

Prefab Homes

Two architects turn a 1889 factory into their home and studio in the South Loop

Right next to the L<p>Almost immediately after Sarah and Jeff Klymson bought a small loft in Chicago’s South Loop in 2007, they began making plans to fulfill their grander vision of home.<p>Jeff, founding principal of architecture and design practice Collective Office, and Sarah, an architect and …

The One Big Drawback to Beautiful Walk-In Showers

I'm sure you've seen them—the elegant, modern showers that, with no door to separate them from the rest of the space, seem to meld seamlessly with …

10 Best Pilot Watches Inspired by Aviation

Since their innovative beginnings, the best pilot’s watches have delivered the top tier of legibility, durability, and accuracy to both the military …

In The Shop - In The Shop: Five Great Watches For The Holidays Under $5,000

In just a few days, the watch world will go quiet for a few hours as many of us celebrate Christmas – also known as the one day of the year where …

Domus Tuam House / Lassala + Orozco arquitectos

<b>“UTERE FELIX DOMUM TUAM” (Happily live your house)</b><br>With this phrase tattooed in one of its concrete walls, we print our wishes for the future owner of …

Studio Arthur Casas designs prefabricated home for SysHaus

Brazilian firm Studio Arthur Casas has worked with a startup to create a highly flexible, prefabricated home that avoids the "negative surprises" …

Inside a Modern Home That Mixes US and Norwegian Design Styles

How an international couple makes a minimalist space their own.<p>It’s easy to understand the recent appeal of minimalism and small-space living. For …

The Eat-In Kitchen – A Natural Next Step For The Modern Home

The idea of having separate spaces for cooking and for eating sounds natural to a lot of people today but there was a time when these two were …

How Painter Alonsa Guevara Navigates Social Media, Taboos And Sustaining Her Art

Making creative work is risky.<p>Whether you’re painting, coming up with concepts for a client or writing a song, you don’t clock in or clock out. There is no standard market price. No matter how many hours you put in, the value of your product is often subject to the viewer.<p>So, for many of us …

Painting

A Couple Rearranged & Renewed Their Home Instead of Moving

<b>Name:</b> Devin Kirk, husband Chad and their son Harry <b><br>Location:</b> Chicago, Illinois <b><br>Size:</b> 1,600 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 13 years, owned<p>While buying a new …

20 Best Small Watches Under 38 mm

Seiko 5 Automatic<p>The Seiko 5 Automatic is a good place to start if you’re looking to break into the small-watch game softly. At just around $65, it’s …

Watches

Net-zero Sawmill House is 100% self sufficient in California's high desert

Building a comfortable self-sufficient dwelling is no easy task, especially when in a harsh climate. But when Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig was …

Step inside this utterly stunning home in Buckinghamshire

Willow court is a beautifully refurbished country house that's hard not to fall instantly in love with<p>This beautiful family home is understated yet …

The best watches of Pitti and Milan Fashion Week

Rolex, Patek Philippe's and Omega star on the wrists of fashion week's best dressed<p>Peel your eyes away from the Pitti 'Peacocks' and Milan's menswear …

A Dilapidated Old Church Turned Warm, Modern Home

Name: Jehu "Hugh" Molten and dog Rupert Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned All it took …