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20 Over-The-Top Pools That Will Make You Long For Summer

Dive in!<p>The only thing better than a pool on a hot summer day is a pool with extraordinary design. Check out these 20 pools from the <i>ELLE DECOR</i> archives that will quench your thirst for chic design. From rooftop dip pools to pristine backyard lap pools, the inspiration is endless.

A California Home Shows Off the Power of Color

A classic and bold design in San Francisco.<p>How can one home be classic, bold, and colorful all at once? Designer Stephen Shubel shows us how with this California home brimming with style.

Interior Design

A Small and Colorful Manhattan Apartment

This Manhattan apartment is small in size, but big in color.<p>Designer Miles Redd proves that the key to a small space is bringing together the right colors in a big way.

Interior Design

17 Dreamy Green Bedrooms

Go au naturale with these fresh ideas.<p>From a traditional master bathroom in Palm Beach to a cheery child's room in Cape Cod, these gorgeous green bedroom designs will leave you green with envy. This versatile color palette can transform just about anything — an estate, city apartment, or even a …

Interior Design

Unexpected Color Combos That Actually Work

Outrageous palettes that aren't for the color-shy.<p>Who said that you can't pair pink with red? Or that purple and orange could look so good? These unique room color schemes and paint ideas aren't for the color-shy, but they sure do make a bold statement.

Interior Design
Los Angeles

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …


Life Is A Dance: Be Mindful and Go for the Grace

<b>Dancing sets the soul free. In this New Year remember to listen to the music in your heart and dance the love of life. Your heart with dance and you</b> …

15 Pieces Of Advice From Maya Angelou

Whether in speeches, interviews, or in her own writing, Dr. Angelou offered some beautiful advice on living life to the fullest.<p>Here are 15 of her greatest quotes.<p>"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some …


Articles about manhattan transformation on - Dwell

As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the...<p>Like many white people of a certain age, I first visited Harlem by mistake.<p>When interior designer Mara Silber first visited what was to become her office and studio, …

New York City

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …


Increasing Self-Esteem and Happiness: 8 Steps to a Fulfilled Life

<b>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” ~Buddha</b><p>A few nights ago I did a search on …

White House security breached by car

<b>The White House was briefly in lockdown after an unauthorised vehicle entered a restricted area near the US president's residence, US officials say.</b><p>A vehicle trailed behind the Obama daughters' motorcade as car barriers were lowered on Pennsylvania Avenue.<p>The driver was arrested and city police …

Teaching Our Kids the Value of Silence

© eleonora_os –<p>The word “stress” appears approximately 72 times in the special report <i>The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back</i> …


Dare to Stand Out: 3 Ways to Let Your Unique Self Shine

<b>“If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your</b> …

Travel Inspiration: Vacation Ideas, Where to Go - Condé Nast Traveler

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Modern Villa F Residence in Greece | HiConsumption

James Bond may have all the best gadgetry, but when it comes to the digs, the Bond villains most certainly have the upper hand. A serious contender …

Need Less, Have More: Life Expands When We Eliminate the Excess

<b>“Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day” ~Zen Saying</b><p>Simplicity, at its heart, comes down to …


How to Respond to Negative People Without Being Negative

<b>“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama</b><p>A former coworker seemed to talk non-stop and loudly, …

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Flipped House by MCK Architects

MCK Architects designed the Flipped House in Sydney, Australia.<p>Description from the architects:<p>A 1960’s house has been replaced and reflected by a …

Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects

Swatt Miers Architects have designed a group of Tea Houses in Silicon Valley, California.<p>Project description<p>Years ago, when the owner and his young …

South Island Residence by KZ Architecture

KZ Architecture have designed the South Island Residence, a single family home located in the town of Golden Beach, Florida.<p>Description from KZ …

Hot Girls Pouting

Everything you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show that is most commonly seen in the Arctic regions. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting …

Two weeks in Sri Lanka

For all of Sri Lanka's cultural treasures and natural riches, the resilience and kindness of its everyday people are its greatest assets.<p>Despite a history of civil war and the setbacks of 2004's tsunami and more recent brutal flooding, Sri Lankans are determined and optimistic. They're proud of …

Asia Travel

Death Threats Seen Over Rhino Hunt Auction

A Dallas Safari Club auction promoting conservation is raising strong protests from animal activists.<p>The Dallas Safari Club plans to auction a chance for one hunter to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia. Animal advocates are expressing anger at the weekend auction, and a few have …