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California's Net Zero Mandate Is Shaking Up the Home Building Industry

Jan. 16, 2018 | by Gary Wollenhaupt<p>Once again, California is leading the way for the nation.<p>Like the state has done before with air pollution …

7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California

You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>In a state where the weather ranges from the dry, arid heat of the Mojave Desert to the snowy mountaintops of Lake Tahoe, it can be difficult to imagine prefab homes that suit the …

Prefab Homes

Miansai M12 Watch

Designed in Miami, the M12 is the modern evolution of the iconic minimalist dress watch. The watch's stainless steel case sports a unique crown with …

Watches

Small, Understated Watches Are The Future. Here’s Why.

In the American watch world, bigger is usually regarded as better. Most popular watches today have a diameter around 42 millimeters, ranging well …

Madeleine Albright: ‘The things that are happening are genuinely, seriously bad’

Trump is actually really smart – evil smart, is what I think<p>Madeleine Albright has both made and lived a lot of history. When she talks about a resurgence of fascism, she says it as someone who was born into the age of dictators. She was a small girl when her family fled Czechoslovakia after the …

Foreign Policy

50 New Smart Home Products That Caught Our Eye

We survey the latest in connected gadgets, from thermostats to toothbrushes.<p>Entertainment<p>Newsletter<p>Join the Daily Dose Mailing List<p>Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design<p><b>Symbol Audio Modern Record …

Google Home Mini

This Tiny, Icelandic-Inspired Prefab Could Ease the Housing Shortage in Los Angeles

Although California is currently gripped in an unprecedented housing crisis, some relief may come soon thanks to a recently passed housing law that’s reduced restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), making it easier for homeowners to add second dwellings to their property.<p>In anticipation of …

The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In California

California dreamin' hard.<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains, or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations. Who's down for a road trip?!

National Parks

G'Day House by Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

The G’Day House is a commission for an Australian ex-patriate family, who requested a home that would support a relaxed attitude toward daily life …

Dining Rooms

Matharoo Associates Designs A Modern Ruin

Nestled within one of the fasted growing cities in India is this cubed family home. Attempting to bring the multiple generations of the Chowdhary …

Dining Rooms

Watching Japan’s King of Tuna Cut Fish is Mesmerizing

Inside the world's largest fish market, a master shows where Tokyo's best sushi comes from.<p>Most days each week, a little drama plays out inside the …

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Architecture

The 30 Best Watches Under $1,000 (Updated for 2018) • Gear Patrol

One of the biggest misconceptions about buying a watch is that it needs to be expensive to be <i>nice</i>, when, in fact, many watches under a grand prove …

Midcentury Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA

A must-have guide to one of the most fertile regions for the development of Mid-Century Modern architecture. This handbook - the first ever to focus on the architectural wonders of the West Coast of the USA - provides visitors with an expertly curated list of 250 must-see destinations. Discover the …

Top 5 Cabins of the Week That Would Be Perfect For Forest Bathing - Dwell

These modern retreats lend themselves to the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy.<p>Ready for a retreat? From coastal dwellings to forest hideaways, our editor's top picks of the week are modern cabins that promise seclusion and relaxation.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of</i> …

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, …

15 Incredible Architectural Works in the Mountains

The mountains—one of the contexts that almost every architect would like to build in at least once. And yet even though it's an attractive setting, …

Architecture

A Tiny Cabin In The Swiss Alps

Nestled in the Sarreyer hillside, just beyond a charming village in the Swiss Alps, is a tiny cabin. Designed by Vevey-based firm, Rapin Saiz …

Dining Rooms

On Tock: 18 Best Wall Clocks

These days, a wall clock has just about the same amount of utility as a spinning top or a Newton’s cradle. Accurate time is a commodity that can be …

For Men

Autocar interviews Chris Bangle about his life after BMW

The name Chris Bangle is met with mixed reactions among BMW enthusiasts. Some feel that some of his designs ruined many of the BMWs that they loved, …

My daughter appears to be suffering from messy house

Mental Health<p>Have mental health questions? Ask a psychiatrist online<p>Ask an Expert,<br>Get an Answer ASAP!<p>Answered in 2 hours by:<p>2/8/2011<p>Mental Health …

Automation, robotics, and the factory of the future

Cheaper, more capable, and more flexible technologies are accelerating the growth of fully automated production facilities. The key challenge for …

An army of robots planned, designed, and built this 3-story house from the ground up

This 3D printed construction is on an entirely new level of automation.<p>The DFAB House in Zurich is designed and built entirely by an army of robots …

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

1/16<p>OOD tiny house<p>Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home …

Off-grid

Sehenswertes für Tagesgäste in Hallstatt

Entdeckungstour für Kurzzeitgäste<p>Besucher aus aller Welt zieht es jedes Jahr in den “schönsten Seeort der Welt“, wie Hallstatt einmal vom Forscher …

Europa

Timex Is Making an Aluminum Field Watch and It Costs Less Than $100

Though some Timexes throughout history have been purchased and issued by the US military, there was only ever one Timex actually built to military …

Reviewing the Superb Botta Design Duo Wristwatch

Wristwatches with dual time-zones are not exactly a groundbreaking invention. They are extremely practical, but sometimes they can be overly …

Watches

Why You’d Want to Build a Skyscraper Like an iPhone

With tech-enabled modular design and building, the construction industry, like consumer electronics, can benefit from economies of scale<p>By<p>Christopher Mims<p>Christopher Mims<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mims<p>christophermims<p>christopher.mims@wsj.com<p>The world’s housing crisis has many causes, but there …

Construction Industry

I Can't Keep My House Clean, What's Wrong With Me?

We all have different standards of how we wish to maintain our homes. But sometimes, no matter how good our intentions and how hard we try, we just …

The best hidden Instagram tricks

Become a social media superstar.<p>In 2010, Instagram burst onto the web scene with a simple mission: To improve the quality of all our smartphone snaps. Since then, the photo-centric service has grown into a fully-fledged message and social network—and along the way, Facebook bought it up.<p>Even if …

Mobile Photography