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25 world wonders on your doorstep

It seems staying close to home is, well, here to stay. VisitBritain reported a four per cent increase in trips taken by Brits in England in 2017, and bookings suggest 2018 will be another boom year, as travellers remain cautious with their cash, anxious about the post-Brexit future and perhaps even …

World's Most Stunning Public Staircases Photos

Sure, elevators are more convenient, but staircases provide a window to the world so rarely seen from any other vantage point. No matter if they are etched into the side of a rock face, as the 740 steps are at Colombia's 10-million-ton Stone of El Peñol, or cut through water, like the Moses Bridge …

29 Indie Films That Are Way Better Than The Overhyped Commercial Stuff We Usually Watch

There is no bigger cinematic treasure than indie films. Every film enthusiast knows that.<p>The genre is usually underplayed with no hype or publicity, …

Plant-based diet? Sure, but first understand what that really means.

The concept of eating a “plant-based” diet is tossed around frequently, but it’s a label that can be confusing. Some people shy away from the notion because they assume that plant-based is code for vegan. On the other hand, it’s easy to think that eating all plants and no animals guarantees that …

Nutrition

Eco-Friendly House Built Around A Vertical Garden

Wanting to feel connected to nature is not uncommon and a lot of modern and contemporary houses are designed to fulfill this desire. However, few …

25 Bedroom Rugs That Bring An Entire Space Together

Lay the right foundation for a beautiful space.<p>From the moment you wake up, the sight of these 25 stylish rugs will put spring in your step.

Interior Design

The headache-free way to decorate your child's bedroom

<b>'As an interior designer – and a mum – I understand how daunting the prospect of decorating your child's bedroom can be,' says Lesley Taylor, founder</b> …

Home Decorating

7 Swoon-Worthy Rooms With Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie is a lot of things, but one thing it isn't is subtle: Playful flourishes, look-at-me hues, and larger than life fantastical scenery are a …

You Can Actually Cut Your Diabetes Risk by Eating These Foods

One thing we know for sure in 2017: How you eat matters. Science has shown that your diet affects everything from your mood to physical health and …

Healthy Eating

Ritzy Miami Beach home of Jason and Michelle Rubell was featured in Architectural Digest

A contemporary on Lakeview Drive<p>The lavish gallery-esque Miami Beach home of Jason and Michelle Rubell was recently featured as a cover story in Architectural Digest.<p>The contemporary home, built by Todd Michael Glaser, is a couple doors down from the modern manse purchased by Miami Heat star Hassan …

Architecture

The Biggest Color Trends Of 2017...So Far

Like learning about the psychology of color before choosing your paint!<p>The year might be halfway over, but it has been packed with some of the most innovative interior design trends we've seen in a <i>long</i> time. One design category that has been especially eye-opening: color. From new, warmer neutrals …

Home Decorating

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

10 Veggie Burger Recipes That Will Convert Serious Meat Eaters

The classic burger is a staple of any BBQ. If you're looking to mix (or lighten) up things at your next burger bash, bring out one of these tasty and …

6 Fantastic Bedrooms Kids Won't Mind Sharing

When it comes to kids’ bedrooms, some Houzzers are trying to figure out how to make them work for two, three and sometimes four little sleepers—or at …

Kids

Beachwood Canyon midcentury modern with bohemian feel asking $1.399M

Midcentury mixed with some earthy touches<p>This three-bedroom house at the eastern edge of Beachwood Canyon was built around 1961, and as can be seen from the outside, it has some of the hallmarks associated with the era, especially its walls of glass.<p>Inside, there is a groovy, earthy bohemian feel. …

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

Recipes

Mill Valley midcentury masterpiece by Daniel Liebermann asks $2.7 million

The remedy for Eichler overload<p>Under the tutelage Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Liebermann assisted with the construction of the famed Marin County Civic Center (1962). But he’s since come into his own right as an iconoclastic architect, designing a slew of homes. This unique midcentury-modern gem in …

A house filled with stunning stonework

Masonry is an art and technique which has been used in architecture since the stone age itself, and yet we still see it pronounced in its use and …

Edgeland House

Austin, Texas<p>Edgeland House is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site and is a modern re‐interpretation of one of the oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, typically sunken, takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort …

40 Best Small Patio Ideas For Creating An Outdoor Entertaining Space

A small patio is, ironically, the perfect place for big ideas.<p>Creating the dream patio in a small space may be difficult, but it <i>is</i> possible. With the right furnishings you can turn a simple patio into a stylish and modern outdoor getaway. Whether you have a cement, wooden or bluestone space, these …

Interior Design

20 DIYs You Can Start and Finish on a Snow Day

The anticipation of a snow day is almost as good as the day itself. <b>It's all about imagining your dream day, one that's full of relaxation and productivity</b>. We stock up on bottled water and extra batteries like we're about to go live underground for a few months (maybe that's just my parents). We …

11 Vernacular Building Techniques That Are Disappearing

"Vernacular architecture can be said to be 'the architectural language of the people' with its ethnic, regional and local 'dialects,'" writes Paul …

9 overrated classics and what you should read instead

I still have nightmares about trying to read "Moby Dick" for a college literature class. Seriously, that book is my great whale.<p>Despite many (many!) attempts to read it, I still haven't been able to get through it all. Consequently, I believe it is one of the most overrated classic books I have …

House Tour: A Palm Spring Home Recalls The Glamour Of Old Hollywood

A neglected house in a neighborhood with a star-studded past gives a longtime fan of Palm Springs the chance to turn his dream of the ultimate desert getaway into sexy, swanky reality.<p>Long before Southern California’s Coachella Valley became a wintertime magnet for suntanned retirees (and more …

Interior Design

1940s modernist gem in Brazil gets gorgeous restoration and expansion

An oasis in the middle of the city<p>This modernist gem in São Paulo, Brazil was originally designed in the late 1940s by Zenon Lotufo and recently underwent a ravishing renovation that includes an upper addition. With pristine white surfaces accented by luxuriant wood in parts, and windows covered in …

International Garden Photographer of the Year, winners 2017

Landscape Architect Visit: The California Life, Outdoor Living Room Included

When it came time to retire, Steven and Dee Dee Kim knew just what they wanted. They would leave their home in Tiburon, California near San …

Society of Garden Designers awards: 2017 winners revealed

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Travel<p>Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents …

West Sussex

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …