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Here’s a Canadian architectural firm’s new take on the log cabin

The classic-style log cabin will never get old — the heavy wooden walls and cozy interiors are essential to our ideas about what it means to go out …

Holy Ship! This Container Home-Trend Will Make You Want to Live INSIDE the Box

Whether you're an apartment dweller who dreams of owning a home, or a house hunter who longs for something a little different from the norm, there's a housing trend that will suit your desire: the shipping container home trend. While not necessarily brand new, the trend of utilizing metal cargo …

The power of compounding ~ Get Rich Slowly

Shares 196<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Inside Outside House Built Around An Old Mango Tree In Indonesia

A strong connection between a house and its immediate surroundings is important. For that matter, context is important no matter the situation but …

Brand Identity & Graphic Design: Onet

Let us take a look at this beautiful and colourful brand identity project by Ollestudio for Onet, there is also graphic design and illustration …

This One Trick Will Make Your Pasta So Much Better

There are few dishes as satisfying as a steaming plate of pasta, especially when it’s enjoyed at the end of a long day. But in addition to the …

Solar-powered home slides open to the Australian bush and ocean breezes

This lovely family home isn’t just minimalist in appearance—it also emphasizes minimal landscape impact. Australian firm teeland architects designed …

Gorgeous modern cabin offers airy perch above lake

Swoon<p>The innovative cottage experts at YH2 Architects have been at it again, this time crafting a gorgeous modern retreat overlooking the waters of Lac Plaisant in Quebec. The stark exterior architecture and comfortable interior give it a perfect balance of beauty and practicality.<p>The home has a …

Architecture

Beautiful Eichler-inspired home draws the eye with a dramatic roof

1/17<p>Avocado Acres House by Surfside Project and Lloyd Russell<p>A coastal infill lot in Southern California has been transformed into a beautiful new …

Design

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11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces …

Architecture

Studio House / Zen Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Our client contacted us with a request to design an extension to their existing property in order to …

Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

Kansas State students built this charming affordable home for low-income families

A group of fifth-year architecture students at Kansas State University teamed up with local firms El Dorado and Studio Build to design and build an …

Here's Where to Shop if You Can't Spend More Than $600 on a Sofa

Urban Outfitters has nine (!) styles to choose from<p>Besides perhaps a bed, no single piece of furniture is as essential, as large, or as expensive as a couch. Inexpensive couches are not really a thing—it's generally assumed that you'll need to spend about $1000 if not significantly more to get one …

Half-Tree House is a modern off-grid cabin built for $20,000

No matter what you do or where you live, having some kind of retreat or time out in nature is essential to well-being -- or at least, that's what the …

StudioAC opens up interior of century-old Hilton House in Toronto

Toronto firm StudioAC has gutted a Victorian property in the city to reconfigure the layout and create more spaces for entertaining.<p>The Hilton House, …

How the super-wealthy avoid taxes by parking money offshore legally

After a massive document leak called the Paradise Papers revealed how the world’s richest park their money in offshore tax havens, the response from those exposed was unanimous: There’s no evidence of wrong-doing, all operations are fully compliant with international tax law.<p>Indeed, the offshore …

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Yale architecture students designed this prefab home for the homeless

The home is located in New Haven’s Upper Hill neighborhood<p>First-year graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture are tasked with designing and building a structure to help combat homelessness in New Haven, Connecticut.<p>For this year’s program, called the Jim Vlock Building Project, the …

Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia

There’s more funding for Southeast Asia’s growing local services space after Kaodim, a Malaysia-based startup that operates in four countries in the region, raised $7 million.<p>Founded three years ago, Kaodim is a service for booking for hiring a range of services that include cleaning, moving, …

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>I've never found anybody that …

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Groundbreaking Passivhaus development features ultra-green homes that you can actually afford

UK-based architectural firm Hamson Barron Smith have built a ground-breaking Passivhaus development in Greater Norwich, UK. The Carrowbreck Meadow …

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Apple's $1,000 iPhone Taught Us A Very Important Business Lesson | Inc.com

Everyone is going crazy over Apple's new iPhone --- for better or for worse. Now, whether you like Apple or not, we can all agree that the price of the newly released iPhone is quite the shocker. That might turn off some customers, but I will make the bet that it's a smart move for the company. …

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This solar-powered net-zero home is a modern take on the farmhouse

Missouri S&T’s entry into the biennial Solar Decathlon competition<p>The SILO house was conceived as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial competition Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses.<p>Designed for empty nesters by students of the …

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

Bamboo Sports Hall at Panyaden International School

Chiangmai Life Architect’s Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School combines modern organic design, 21st century engineering and a natural material – bamboo. The design was based on the lotus flower as Panyaden International School is in Thailand and uses Buddhist teachings to infuse …

Dreamy cabin is a luxurious escape in the New Zealand bush

Cabin envy is real with this gorgeous Back Country house in New Zealand’s Puhoi bush. Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, this …

Warren Buffett turns 87 on Wednesday — here's his brilliant explanation of how bubbles are formed

In honor of his August 30 birthday, we decided to look back at one of his brilliant insights.<p>Back in 2010, in an interview with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, Buffett answered several questions about what he thought caused the housing and credit bubble.<p>The interview comes from a document …

Give MSG a Chance—Really

You've got one guess as to why Cool Ranch Doritos taste so good.<p>I first became aware of monosodium glutamate in the early 80s. I was eating Chinese food with my parents and younger sister at a restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (close your eyes and picture an episode of <i>Seinfeld</i>). After …

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