Allie Burhans

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This System Will Help You Retain Everything You Read

And that doesn't include the ones that I started to read and put down.<p>I learned a lot in the process about what works and what doesn't work.<p>I have a system that I use for non-fiction books that enables me to remember quite a bit.<p>And when I can't remember I generally know where to look to find the …

Writing

How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler

“<i>Marking a book is literally an experience of your differences or agreements with the author.<br>It is the highest respect you can pay him.</i>”<br>— <b>Edgar Allen</b> …

When You Need a Travel Visa and When You Don't

This mini guide to visas lists when you need a travel visa—and when you don’t. Plus, all the fees, forms, and formalities you may encounter on the way for select destinations.<p>In this mini guide to visas, we outline when you need one—and when you don't. Plus, all the fees, forms, and formalities you …

What We’re Reading: 8 Great Travel Reads

“Meet the overwhelmed psychiatrist in the world’s happiest country,” Star<br>In Bhutan, a country that sets its national priorities through a Gross …

Vagabondish.com

"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see." -G.K. Chesterton<p>^an

New Book Offers 'Biography' of Galápagos

After I finished reading <i>The Galápagos: A Natural History</i> by Henry Nicholls, I felt as if I had watched a time lapse film spanning millions of years condensed into 195 pages. "I wanted this to be a biography of Galápagos," Nicholls says.<p>Basic Books, New York<p>In choosing his topics, Nicholls does what …

Here’s everything you need to stay secure on public Wi-Fi networks

Believe it or not, public Wi-Fi hotspots aren’t always the most secure way to access the web when you’re on the go. This is why security firm Secure …

The Skeptic’s Guide to Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is a great writer who has been, in some ways, cursed with great success. Her 2006 book <i>Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for</i> …

Why don't iconic novels translate into film?

Earlier this week, I saw<p>Michael Polish’s film adaptation ofJack Kerouac’s 1962 novel “Big Sur,” which opens Friday. The book is one of my favorites: dark, brooding, the flip side of the Beat road legend, a story of isolation and spiritual despair.<p>In it, we confront Kerouac's alter ego, Jack Duluoz, …

In 'Shantytown,' César Aira gives shape to the invisible

The Argentine writer César Aira is a master of dark and forgotten places. Like his late countryman Jorge Luis Borges, he writes narratives that feel like fables. He is the author of 80 books, most of them novellas, only a handful of which have been translated to English.<p>At a slim 128 pages, …

A forest of California facts in 'Trees in Paradise'

Disneyland was built on a 1,600-acre orange ranch; to make way for Mickey, 4,000 Valencia trees were bulldozed and uprooted. This is one of the jillion tree-related facts crammed into Jared Farmer's new history, "Trees in Paradise," which connects the stories of four trees to California's culture: …

In Jim Harrison's 'Brown Dog,' novellas trace the arc of a life

Jim Harrison introduced the character Brown Dog in his 1990 book "The Woman Lit by Fireflies," a collection of novellas. The novella is a favored form of his — and of mine — and it seems ideally suited to the misadventures of this shambling savant, a middle-aged half-breed from Michigan's Upper …

A Shared Wilderness: Benjamin and Jennifer Percy

There are two questions I always get – the phrasing changes, but not the meaning – when people hear what my job is.<p>What are you excited about?<p>Should …

An Explorer's Notebook

Nearly three dozen essays reveal the amazing mind of Tim Flannery: mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist, global warming activist, and a man …

Environmentalism

Articles about tiny house swoon on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>On a tight budget, a designer helps an indie film director maximize his small space.<p>It is not easy to design the interior of a tiny house without making compromises in …

Los Angeles

Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Small Spaces

Fresh snow at our bunkhouse in Sullivan County, NY

Fresh snow at our bunkhouse in <b>Sullivan County, NY</b>.

A-frame in Gruň, Czech Republic

A-frame in <b>Gruň, Czech Republic</b>.

The Garage, Washington

<b>Design studio Graypants has been in business since 2007,</b> the collaborative project of Seattle’s Seth Grizzle and Jon Junker, who, though trained as …

Slavik, Sweden

<b>A cabin has far more meaning than just a building</b> when both its owners and the designer have deep connections to its location. Stockholm architect …

Treehouse Solling, Uslar, Germany

<b>German architect baumraum takes liberties</b> with the definition of “treehouse,” but having been to the Hapuku Lodge treehouses in New Zealand and seen …

Casa del Arbol, Baños, Ecuador

<b>It’s always the swing.</b> Everyone focuses on the swing. But what about the poor treehouse cabin? How come it never gets any love?<p>The Casa del Arbol is …

Small Brand Shoutout: Duckworth Wool

Rancher and Maverick Mountain ski patroller John Helle oversees his flock of 12,000 Rambouillet Merino sheep on his 25,000-acre Helle Ranch outside …

Farm-to-table

DIY: How To Wrap a Furoshiki Cloth

At a recent dinner party, I was entranced when a friend unpacked her backpack to reveal each of her dinner contributions: a bottle of wine, half a …

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Tag: Dining Rooms

In Praise of Ikea: 15 Ikea Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>Refettorio Felix: A London Soup Kitchen Designed by Ilse Crawford<p>by …

An Off-the-Grid Cabin in Vancouver, Candlelight Included

When snowboarders Susan Scott and David Scott of Scott & Scott Architects set out to build themselves an off-the-grid alpine cabin, they let the free …

Tag: DIY

The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …