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Building A Walkable City

<i>By Daniel Drees, Cleveland Foundation Summer City Fellow, CEOs for Cities //</i><p>Jeff Speck’s book, <i>Walkable City</i>, might have been published in 2012, but …

How A Fundamental Change In The Way We Live Could Save The Human Race

In a recent study lead by Kirk Smith, a researcher at UC Berkeley, it was concluded that most cities on Earth will be too hot to host the Summer Olympics as early as 2085. Smith and his team conducted their research with climate models that took into account both current world emissions and growing …

Sustainability

Five hippy-trippy yoga mantras even cynics can learn from

<b>You might be familiar with memes about "s--t yogis say" with lithe ladies professing to love wheatgrass shots and love how their chakras are so</b> …

The small family home that's surprising inside

This exciting project takes us to an exceptionally revamped home in Hamburg, Germany. The original design was built in 1840, and while the home has …

101 Best Modern Cabins

What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.<p>Enjoy.<p><i>(This story is composed of photographs from both Dwell and those submitted by community members. All captions are from the original contributor or source story.)</i>

Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin

One of our all-time-favorite projects is the Lake Huron cabin of Juli and John Baker, the owners of Toronto housewares shop Mjölk. The kitchen, …

Inside Airbnb's Plan to Partner With the Real Estate Industry

A common story: An apartment tenant has a few short trips coming up, and decides to list their abode on home-sharing service Airbnb to turns those …

Tengah 'Forest Town' to be Singapore's largest smart, sustainable town

SINGAPORE: The upcoming Tengah development will feature eco-friendly water and energy features, an automated waste system as well as software that …

BIG INTERVIEW | 51 Questions & A Beer With Woodworker/Furniture Designer Kate Duncan

Meet the one and only Kate Duncan, a no-bullshit woman with a booming laugh and an appreciation for sawdust, Dad jokes, and RuPaul. The talented …

11 Waterfront Cottages You Can Rent For Super Cheap In Nova Scotia

<b>With summer coming to a close</b> the volume of tourists visiting Nova Scotia begins to dwindle. Beautiful cottages all over the province that were in …

Canada

After 55 years in the family, a “too brown” mid-century modern finally gets an injection of colour

Jim Bartsch<b>Houzz at a Glance</b> <i><br>Location:</i> Ojai, Calif. <i><br>Who lives here:</i> Suzanne Gray, a retired banking professional <i><br>Size:</i> 3,500 square feet, three …

Greenwashing Architecture? The Myths Of Sustainable Buildings

<b>BUENOS AIRES</b> —The word sustainable is in vogue these days and used for so many things, from economic plans to cooking recipes. Not surprisingly it …

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

7 Differences Between Spirituality And Religion

A lot of people mistake Spirituality for Religion or some mysterious, supernatural occurrence. Some even think of it as a sect but this is because of …

Spirituality

IFA Day 2: Smart home appliances, VR headsets and gadgets galore

Gadgets and home appliances alike made a big splash here on the second day of IFA 2016. Haier announced it will begin selling ovens and cooktops starting in 2017, and companies like Samsung, Sharp, Tado and LG all introduced new connected smart home products of their own, replete with touchscreen …

Smart Homes

Toronto electric car owner stuck trying to charge car on the street | The Star

The province is offering citizens big rebates to upgrade to an electric car — but for the thousands of people in Toronto without a garage, it’s not …

Electric Vehicles

A Cozy Cottage and Amazing Garden - Take a tour

On a previous post I featured an amazing potting shed. This post features the cottage and gardens where the potting shed sits. The owner is an artist …

Living Rooms

In Race Against Climate Change, Innovations To This Ingredient Could Determine The Future of Brewing

DISCLOSURE: Part of this research was conducted while on trips paid for by Carlsberg and AB InBev.<p>When’s the last time you walked into a bar and told the bartender, “Gimme your maltiest beer.” Right. Never.<p>When it comes to beer ingredients, hops and yeast have all the fun. But malt – almost always …

Into the Woods

The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s western coast.<p>When Johnny Bellas set out to construct his dream home on British Columbia’s Gambier Island, he knew that building prefab would clear the logistic hurdles …

Can a building try too hard to be green? — NOVA Next | PBS

The grand opening for the R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, was billed as an environmental milestone. The $10.4 …

I've become much less stressed thanks to a simple lesson from a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes

For the past eight months, I've been using the guided-meditation app Headspace every day, and it's had a noticeably positive effect on my mood.<p>I first heard about Headspace late last year on Tim Ferriss' podcast. Its proponents include Wall Streeters, Olympic athletes, and celebrity executives like …

Three-story penthouse is all bookshelves and midcentury furniture

A designer retreat in the sky<p>It’s hard to decide what to be more in awe of in this São Paulo penthouse: the cavernous space itself, with dramatic city views and entire walls of shelves, or the owners’ fetching collection of furniture, art, and objects. Either way, the total effect is …

Furniture

Before and after: A pretty mountain hut with a warm heart

“I advise everybody who is going to build, to build a cottage,” said one of Jane Austen’s characters in her acclaimed novel <i>Sense and Sensibility</i>. …

Top Trends to Watch in Sustainable Technology

Some of the biggest opportunities in business have been and will continue to be in the areas of green technology. There are startups popping up …

Letter from a reader: B.C. energy policy is a slap in the face, and wallet

More information released by the B.C. Liberal government regarding B.C. Hydro is yet another slap to the B.C. ratepayers using electricity .<p>It became …

A Traditional Home with Modern Comfort

Behind this rustic, traditional facade, architecture, and stunning design lies hidden modern comforts and luxuries. The architects, Pedro Quintela …

With a $1 billion price tag, is this the world’s most expensive house?

Should you be looking for a European summer hideaway, Villa les Cèdres on the South of France's sparkling Cote d'Azur is up for sale.<p>Estimates for …

Our “11 Eco-Friendly Habits” That Aren’t So Eco-Friendly

Many products and services get labeled as being eco-friendly today as companies battle on to provide the most “green” options. But, often they are …

50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets

From making you live longer to making cities more resilient: If you want a reason to make your city more walkable, it’s in here.<p>As more cities try to improve walkability–from car-free “superblocks” in Barcelona to heat-protected walkways in Dubai–a new report outlines the reasons behind the shift, …