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Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

Hiking

Die Linse vor der Linse für edle Optik

Optikspezialist Zeiss hat zusammen mit ExoLens, dem Spezialisten für Befestigungsrahmen, drei iPhone-Objektive entwickelt.<p>Vorsatzlinsen fürs …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

10 Best Hiking Trails in the World

[section]If everyone placing personal ads who claimed the hobby of “hiking” really did it with any regularity, the earth would have been trampled …

Hiking

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

Articles about skinny dip on Dwell.com - Dwell

An elegant new pool house keeps competitive swimmer Sydne Didier in top form, and out of the Connecticut River.<p>As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises.<p>The thought of stripping down for a communal skinny dip in a salty strait might make Americans a bit squeamish, but in …

Western Massachusetts

Timeless Wood Cabin has Been Continually Remodeled and Expanded Since 1959

The <i>Longbranch</i> <i>Cabin</i> has seen quite a transformation since its original construction in 1959. Located amongst the towering fir trees on the Puget Sound, creator Jim Olson (of Olson Kundig architects) has remodeled and expanded the bunk multiple times over the decades–in 1981, 1997, 2003, and 2014. In …

Architecture

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

Articles about eucalyptus lined oceanfront home australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.<p>An unvisited ocean-facing plot of land, a couple of architect neighbors, and one giant leap of faith have netted a pair of...<p>Today, architecture and design in Australia is …

Australia

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

Wilderness Hideaways Uncovered in New ‘Cabin Porn’ Book

Nestled amongst fifty acres of woodland in upstate New York lies Beaver Brook, an enclave of five shelters, a bunkhouse, and one wood-fired hot tub …

Cabins

A Road Trip Along The Icelandic Coast

We recently went to Iceland with Airbnb for a road trip along the coast. What followed was a journey through the country’s vast landscape, captured …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

A Remote Residence In A Brazilian Forest By Atelier Marko Brajovic

The architects behind Brazil-based studio Atelier Marko Brajovic created a holiday house located in the dense Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Titled …

Architecture

Exploring the Product Design of the Stripe Dashboard for iPhone

A behind-the-scenes view of how Benjamin and I build products<p>Because of the service it provides, Stripe didn’t start as a mobile-first company, like …

A Year in the Wilderness: Week 4, Post #1

Yesterday morning I poked my head out of the tent and found a thin, white blanket of snow. It was the first snowfall of the season in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota– another milestone in the slow and steady transition between fall and winter. My wife, Amy Freeman, …

Adventure Travel

These Are the Best Wildlife Photographs of 2015

London’s Natural History Museum has just published the winners of its prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition — and the images are …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

20 Logo-Beispiele zur Inspiration und zum Staunen

Die Gestaltung eines Logos unterliegt ganz eigenen Regeln. Da bietet es sich an, zunächst gut zu recherchieren, welche Trends und Techniken gerade …

The World's Most Insanely Beautiful Coastlines

When we started this list, we had 50-odd coastlines to choose from across both hemispheres: palm-lined stretches of white-sand beaches, profoundly scenic (and sometimes terrifying) coastal drives. In the end, we chose the coasts that are beautiful for their wildness, ruggedness, and …

Articles about local wood clads every surface idyllic australian getaway on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of married architects put their exacting taste to work on their own family getaway in the Australian bush.<p>It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a coastal coconut grove in Nandgaon, India, is a mere hour’s drive from...<p>An Australian renovation uses industrial materials both …

Sydney

UX Project Checklist

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Google Drive

NY Fashion Week Ends With a Bang: Pictures

Adriana Lima

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

Articles about pine box vacation home sweden on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the western coast...<p>A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...<p>In this episode of Predicting Our …

Savile Row

You Don't Have To Take This Backpack Off to Get at Your Stuff

The one thing that makes backpacks great (they’re always out of the way) is also the one thing that makes them annoying when you need something. Paul …