Prasanth Nair

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Do Binaural Beats Have Health Benefits?

When you hear two tones, one in each ear, that are slightly different in frequency, your brain processes a beat at the difference of the frequencies. …

These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

Student housing has come a long way since the days of crowding two roommates into a confined space with a couple of beds and a single desk. Case in …

Large Windows and Glazed Doors Let This Modern Cabin Mingle With Nature

Nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte, a tiny cabin in the woods of Washington blurs the distinction between indoors and out.<p>Towering ponderosa pines and a steep, boulder-strewn slope form a dramatic backdrop for the low-slung Chechaquo Lot 6 Cabin, a sleek retreat that seems to float atop …

Living Rooms

You'll have never seen a house like this one before! (with floor plans)

We love finding exciting and innovative new architecture to show you and today, we might have found the most unusual example of a luxury family home, …

Perforated steel and pavement lights let the sun pierce London townhouse by Andy Martin Architecture

Andy Martin Architecture gutted this five-storey Georgian townhouse in Belgravia, adding glass pavement lights to the ground floor to allow natural …

London flat goes all-in on color and whimsical decor

Maximalism done right<p>Go big or go home, as they say. But for London couple Duncan Campbell and Luke Edward Hall, going big—in this case, going all-in on bold colors, bright accents, and beautiful tchotchkes—means bringing it home.<p>Located within a Victorian building, their vibrant paradise is a …

7 Brooklyn Row Houses Renovations

The dream of owning a Brooklyn brownstone is just one of many reasons why people make the move to the popular outer borough.<p>But beyond the character and nostalgic architecture, brownstones come with their own set of issues. In fact, going through a renovation is often necessary in order to bring …

Architecture

The spectacular homes architects build for themselves - CNN Style

Written by Bethany Patch<p>This is an edited excerpt from "Architects' Homes" by Bethany Patch, published by the Images Publishing Group.<p>The home is a built form that allows the architect to explore and convert ideas into reality. The opportunities and potential for expression to expand the boundaries …

A home which defies every rule of conformity; in superb style

Vibrant homes are a rare breed in the day and age of tall apartment complexes and a growing industrial sector the world over. When we say vibrant, we …

Fluid Luminosity: The Architectural Lighting of Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid's projects are remarkable not only for her innovative way of handling tangible materials but also for her imagination regarding the medium …

35 swingin' conversation pits on Instagram

Step into my lair<p>Conversation pits: Those usually square or circular-shaped step-down spaces with built-in sofas popular in the ‘50s through the ’70s feel like artifacts of a simpler time. And they might just be making a comeback, because, let’s be real, more socializing and merry-making is always …

Best of Creative Inspiration – March 2017

A handpicked selection of WE AND THE COLOR’S best creative inspiration from March 2017!It’s the last day of the month – time to look back on some of …

Graphic Design

Cabin in Longbranch

Longbranch, Washington<p>Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest. What began as a 14-foot-square bunk house built in 1959 has morphed through …

Puget Sound

Once You Work Your Abs Standing, You'll Never Go Back to Crunches

It's time to the give up crunches to do some ab exercises that really work. Skip lying on the ground and give this 10-minute ab workout a whirl. Adding a dumbbell to the workout makes it even more effective. Grab your weight, between five and 10 pounds, then press play, and get ready to …

You'll Get a Cardio High From This 60-Minute Epic Boxing Workout

Are you ready to get cut? Then we have an epic hour-long cardio-boxing workout for you. Christa DiPaolo, creator of The Cut by Equinox, will lead you through her 60-minute signature workout that mixes high-intensity conditioning, boxing, kick-boxing, and bodyweight strength-training moves. If you …

Why every hangout-worthy apartment needs a statement wall

You don’t need a soak tub or meditation room to get an at-home mood boost—in fact, this design trend works even in the smallest, studio-sized …

How to partner with data to create insightful stories

Whether you’re a marketer trying to persuade people, a technologist building a startup, or an executive making business decisions, data is your partner. You can use it to make better decisions, and create insightful data stories inside and outside your company.<p>The first step is to accept your …

Utrecht Cabin

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands<p>Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Fine craftsmanship underlies this collaboration between Zecc Architects and designer Roel van Norel in the quiet forest north of Utrecht. Bert Oostenbruggen planned the home's …

Architecture

Two Methods For Conquering Your Chronic Procrastination

Procrastination is a problem that many people struggle with in the workplace. There are projects that we know need to get done, but they keep getting pushed to the side, and eventually, they grow into a giant obstacle that blocks personal and professional progress.<p>Nearly everyone procrastinates at …

Procrastination

A nutritionist explains why juice cleanses don't work

Andy Bellatti is a registered nutritionist based in Las Vegas. He explains why juicing doesn't work. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>What bothers me most about juicing is the idea that it somehow detoxifies or cleanses your body.That is not true. There are a lot of nutrients that you miss</i> …

Home extension ideas: 10 looks to inspire your renovation

Ideas courtesy of Victorian terrace houses in London<p>English terraced houses, defined as side properties that connect to each other in a row, were first constructed in the 17th century, then gained even more popularity in the 19th century as high-density housing for the working class.<p>Of course, …

Alfie the A-Frame and 10 Other A-Grade Accommodations

Sophisticated and undeniably modern, A-frame houses still exude a certain simple and rustic charm, especially when it comes to renting one for a weekend break.<p>Here is a selection of a few of our favorites that you can escape to in the US and beyond.<p>1. Cozy A-frame Cabin in the Redwoods<p>2. Sierra …

Northern California

The Emmons House

Mill Valley, California<p>A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main …

Treehouses

House 117

San Antonio, Texas<p>The residence is designed to reflect the active lifestyle of the young family and their appreciation of the outdoors. Organized around a south east facing courtyard, the exterior living room works to channel the summer breezes through the shaded hammock room while offering …

Living Rooms

Tour a A 1960s Mod Vintage Home in Providence

<b>Name:</b> Linzi Clary and Spencer Tubbs <b><br>Location:</b> Providence, RI <b><br>Size:</b> 1,150 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years; Rented<p>Linzi Clary and her boyfriend …

Lowe's

The brickwork inside this beautiful Tehran community center will blow your mind

Kalout Architecture Studio‘s Imam Reza Cultural and Religious Complex in Tehran, Iran is a vibrant urban space that locals of all ages and social …

Architecture

Microsoft moves into Herzog & de Meuron building in Milan

A high-design office for the tech giant<p>This is cool: Technology giant Microsoft has a new Italian headquarters in a Herzog & de Meuron-designed building, featuring an open, free-flowing layout.<p>The company occupies six floors inside the Feltrinelli building in Milan, with an office space …

This Totally Normal-Looking House Is Hiding the Craziest Rooms

The "Room of Dreams" is just incredible.<p>This Essex home used to be as ordinary as they come — certainly nothing to write home about — but behind the average looking exterior of the house lies an incredible interior life.<p>Talliston House & Gardens, self-built by creator and founder John Trevillian …

Yi She Mountain Inn is a serene retreat built with local materials

Just a mere hour outside of Beijing lies Yi She Mountain Inn, a tranquil off-grid retreat tucked into an expansive mountain range. The inn, which was …

Homes: 16 houses you have to see before building your own!

Before you start even drawing up plans for your home, you absolutely need to check out these dream homes. This is a way that you can take notes and …

Rocky Mountains