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Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

Singapore's Beautifully Soulful Willow House

Built in Singapore, the <i>Willow House</i> is an open and airy home designed to invite as much of the outdoors inside. Created by Guz Architects, the home rests atop a small hill and was built to capture as much of Singapore's seldom wind and cross breeze as possible. To do this, the architects left the …

The best architecture of 2013: Rowan Moore's choice

It was a year of unintended consequences for architectural icons. The convex walls of the Walkie Talkie tower in the City of London concentrated the sun's rays in such a way as to melt cars, and it was renamed the Fryscraper. The multiple shortcomings of Santiago Calatrava's buildings were …

Elaborate Geometric Masks Made from a Single Sheet of Paper

These complex works of paper manipulation are the origami masterpieces of artist Joel Cooper. Each piece is designed and folded from a single sheet of paper without the use of cuts or glue. Cooper employs a specific style of origami called tessellation. Before he can even begin to design his …

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Assad's palace: an empty, echoing monument to dictator decor

You can learn a lot about a dictator from their domestic decor. Saddam Hussein had a thing for gold loos and erotic fantasy murals. Blonde beefcakes wrestled with serpents while scantily clad heroines rode on flying carpets across the walls of his gilded banqueting suites. He liked history too, …

The Public: an inevitable end for the misguided arts centre

It was billed as a “box of delights”, a cathedral-sized cabinet of curiosities to bring art to the people of West Bromwich “in surprising and beneficial ways”. They got the surprising bit right: just five years after opening, The Public arts centre in the West Midlands now faces closure, having …

Thousands of Potted Flowers Form a Grand Design on a Staircase in Sicily

What a sight! Come visit a small town on the island of Sicily called Caltagirone and you'll witness a landmark that's a sheer beauty. Built in 1608, the Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte has 142-steps which are each decorated with a different ceramic, using styles and figures derived from the …

Upside-Down Shower: Ground-Up Design for Decks & Yards

For in-house and off-grid use alike, a traditional top-down shower still probably makes the most sense – in the first case, there is no reason not …

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15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

A Livable Work of Art: A-Cero’s Sculptural Open Box House

Part powerful monolith, part sculpture-inspired work of art, the Open Box House from Spanish architects A-cero stands tall against the Madrid …

Flipboard For Businesses, Professionals and Job Seekers

Inside Flipboard / June 19, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

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Trendlet: Balancing Acts

Design is always a balancing act, and the best industrial designers are experts at finding that sweet spot between originality, practicality, cost, …

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Articles about architecture then and now on Dwell.com - Dwell

The union of great design and high technology has given us a whole new generation of time pieces, proving once and for all that...<p>Architecture is one of the whitest jobs in America.<p>When Italy’s first McDonald’s poised to open in 1986—a stone’s throw from the fabled Spanish Steps in Rome, no less—it …

Articles about 5 great lakeside homes around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.<p>After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Forget gilded dragons, lazy Susans, and too much red—these creative Asian restaurants not only feature modern …

Articles about 4 modern american brick houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American …

#Umbrellas A #Colorful Canopy of #Umbrellas Returns to the Streets of Agueda, Portugal

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35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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Smooth Operators: 3 Easy Hair Removal Products

For those of you who step up your hair-removal game this time of year, we've vetted the newest players.<p>A Two-Minute, On-the-Go Solution

12 Incredible Uses for Vinegar

You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out your hair and spruce …

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9 Gorgeous Desserts for the Fourth of July

Articles about 5 modern design icons you should know on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Monogram Modern Home, a prefab designed by Method Homes featuring a luxury kitchen outfitted with Monogram appliances, toured...<p>Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem.<p>Embodied energy, gray water, black …