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Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels Provide An Instant Reclaimed Look

Now available from West Elm, Stikwood panels are ultrathin planks that use less energy and material than ordinary reclaimed wood.<p>“I love the smell of wood. The feel of wood. I love everything about wood,” Jerry McCall says. “But I’ve always been a bit upset about how wasteful it can be.” The master …

Lisboa, Portugal by Josefina Rodriguez Molas (r)

Bathing in Bath as the Romans Did

01 of 05<p>Good Clean Roman Fun Thanks to the Miracle of Sulis Minerva<p>The Roman baths in the city of Bath were not just any old thermal springs. …

Roman Empire

I Felt Like Robinson Crusoe While Staying In An Overwater Villa In The Maldives

Each guest gets a personal assistant, nicknamed "Mr. Friday." Mine welcomed me with fresh coconuts and gave me a tour of my Robinson Crusoe villa, perched over water. With two patios and a private ocean pool, this was hardly the shipwrecked life.<p>I sampled fresh curry leaves from the resort's …

Living Rooms

A New Family Tradition: The 24-Hour Layover

When planning this year’s trip to Spain, I faced a dilemma. Flights were not only expensive, but the connections between the U.S. and Ibiza were so bad that our choices included either very long layovers or switching airlines to make it to the islands within a 24-hour period.<p>Switching airlines …

Five fabulous South African hotels

Exotic scenery meets sustainable comfort in the Rainbow Nation, where travellers can enjoy their own private peace.

National Parks

Controlling Wood Movement: The Drying Process

<i>This is the sixth post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

Whimsical Cappuccino Lamp Collection By Vesoi

We’ve already told you of lamp collection inspired by food and drinks, and here’s one more collection, this times the lamps are inspired by coffee or …

Café

A Surprising New Angle On Le Corbusier

In the first major U.S. retrospective of the modernist architect’s work, the ruler of right angles goes rustic, comes with curves.<p>Walk into the entrance gallery of the MoMA’s long-anticipated <i>Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes</i> and you might think you’ve stumbled into the wrong exhibition. …

Adrift: A Two-Year Oddessy Through the San Francisco Fog by Simon Christen | Colossal

<p>Shot over a period of two years by filmmaker Simon Christen, Adrift is “a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.” For the last two …

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2015 BMW M4 Spy Photos

The remaking of an icon.<p><b>What It Is:</b>This sleek two-door coupe is nothing less than the M4, which will replace the M3 coupe. BMW is renaming the coupe version of the 3-series to 4-series, and a similar fate is in store for the 1-series coupe, which will be known as 2-series in the future—thus …

An Alternative to the Sliding Door: 12 Pivot Doors Leading to Patios

In recent years, patios have morphed into outdoor rooms, used as essential square footage for living, playing, and entertaining. This is especially …

One Great Animation about Five Great Buildings - The Fox Is Black

While I’m not sure that <i>all</i> five of these buildings are necessarily great, the animation sure is. Titled Five Great Buildings, this short was made by …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

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