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What it's like to live off the grid, according to a couple who moved to a fire lookout in the middle of the Oregon forest

Retired couple Alan Colley and Dabney Tompkins have chosen a rather unconventional location for their next home.<p>After stumbling upon a book about the US Forest Service, Colley and Tompkins were inspired to move into a fire lookout, a 40-foot tower that was historically used to spot forest fires.<p>"It …


Innovative Skylight Window Easily Transforms into Rooftop Balcony

It's now possible to transform a skylight into a small balcony by simply opening its frame. Danish window company Velux has designed <i>Cabrio</i>, a dormer that's made up of two sections, each with a different purpose. The top opens for ventilation while the bottom features an integrated banister that …

Home Improvement

Five of the best scenic bike rides in Wales

The back roads of Wales’ national parks make for stunning cycling routes. Jack Thurston picks five from his new book Lost Lanes Wales: 36 Glorious Bike, each with a downloadable route and GPX file<p>Harbour to highlands, Snowdonia<p><b>Start</b> Porthmadog<b><br>Finish</b> Harlech (train return)<b><br>Distance</b> 24 miles<b><br>Level</b> …

Modern Architecture
New York State

A Tiny Home So Brilliant the Owners Are Now Selling Replicas

Which is good news for us, because the sleek styling in this small house is everything.<p>Armed with 14 years of carpentry experience and a keen interest in the "Tiny House Movement" (as those in the know call it these days), James Stoltzfus set out to build his own compact home in his free time last …


Articles about 6 stunning modern prefabs california on - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks …

Los Angeles

Belaying: Assist from Above

Pikaplant creates self-watering systems for automatic plant maintenance

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Amsterdam design company Pikaplant has developed a collection of self-watering products aimed at making plant-keeping easier.<p>Three …

25 Must-See Diagrams That Will Make Eating Healthy Super Easy

1. For fruit-ophiles.<p>Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via<p>Some diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.<p>2. For 5-minute …

San Francisco

Articles about restored midcentury home la enjoys outdoor access every turn on - Dwell

A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.<p>At their house and flower farm in Los Angeles’s Glassell Park, Laura Gabbert and Andrew Avery bring friends, family, and a fleet...<p>This week LA unveiled its newest park, a 50-acre greenspace that sits 500 feet above the …

Mid-Century modern
New York City

Make the Most of Your Summer with These Airbnb Escapes

There’s nothing quite like arriving at Labor Day, leaning back and thinking, “That was one hell of a summer.” On the other hand, you might find …

How to Make an Oil Reed Diffuser (so your House Smells in a Good Way)

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: Scent your home in a natural, inexpensive way—and with whatever fragrance you like (sorry, cucumber</i> …


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Modern Architecture

No Excuses: Training From Home

No excuses! Grab that pan and get started training (forearm hypertrophy) now!<p>It’s the middle of winter and while you might be dreaming about sending …

World's First Carbon-Positive Prefab Home Hits the Market

Green building has entered an exciting new realm. Archiblox, an Australian architecture firm, has unveiled the world's first carbon-positive …

Prefab Homes

The 8 Best Islands for Rock Climbing

After a long day of rock climbing, it’s nice to sit back and relax. But, rather than reclining in a tent or a boring bar somewhere, wouldn’t you …

Doctor of Climbology: 9 Must

238<p>SHARES<p><b>Doctor of Climbology is your shortcut to becoming cultured in climbing. An imperfect, unscientific guide to 55 must-read, must-see,</b> …

Real-Life Business Lessons from The Challenger's Almanac

<i>Lisa Hassell is the founder and director of Inkygoodness, a showcase for illustration, character design and graphic art.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>A side project born from passion, <i>The Challenger’s Almanac</i> was created with the …


The Classy Issue

We Built A Home Wall (and So Can You!)

<i>I must admit when my friend Jess said she was building a home wall, I didn’t quite believe it would happen. I threw her proclamation in with the</i> …


60 of the Best Android Apps Launched in 2014

Android really came into its own in 2014, with the Material Design language, several great devices, and most importantly, scores of brilliant apps for the platform.<p>Here are our favorites that launched this year. You can view all 60 on one (very long) page here.<p>Photos and Video<p>Dropbox’s clever …