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Trekking across Italy just got easier with this digital map

If you love walking holidays and are looking for your next destination, then this new digital map of Italy might come in very handy. The General Directorate of Tourism released the revamped and restyled version of the atlas of the <i>Cammini d’Italia</i>, the Italian routes that cross the peninsula from …

Adventure Travel

50 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

Janelle Monae, ‘Dirty Computer’<p>We Say: Released in tandem with a film of the same name (like <i>Purple Rain</i>) and with music that engages with apocalyptic …

Rae Sremmurd

Skyview Cabin

Lettele, Overijssel, Netherlands<p>The first in a series of innovative pre-fab home concepts, owners and designers Arno Schuurs and Paulien van Noort of the Netherlands based Qoncepts agency created the cabin as a prototype and show model holiday home. Constructed in two prefabricated sections off …

Discover the Best of Washington, D.C.

Make the most of your time in the capital with these top ten tips.<p>As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., offers travelers a bounty of world-class attractions and cultural diversity. Here are ten great ways to spend your time.<p><b>Natural Wonder</b><p>Only 15 miles from Washington, D.C., is the …

Travel Photography

Pioneer Cabin

British Columbia, Canada<p>Located on the Blaeberry river near Golden BC, this unique and decidedly modern cabin is the ultimate retreat. The cabin is outfitted with 2 bedrooms with queen beds,a sleeping loft with an additional 2 queen beds and 2 full bathrooms. The vaulted ceiling living room boasts …

8 Envy-Inducing Kitchens and Baths Posted by Our Community

We combed the site for standout kitchens and baths uploaded by users.<p><b>Deertrack Lane</b><p><b>Jeff Jordan Architects /</b> <i>Irvington, New York</i><p>Architect Jeff Jordan typically prefers to limit the materials in his kitchens to a handful of compatible finishes and almost never uses more than two types of wood. …

Interior Design

These Log Cabin Kit Homes From Finland Are Surprisingly Sleek - Dwell

Helsinki-based company Pluspuu offers 11 customizable models of modern log homes and sauna cabins that start at $18,000.<p>Settled logs that shrink can pose a problem for builders of log homes, as this calls for constant adjustments and maintenance. To counter the effect, architects and builders have …

Living Rooms

A Silver Lake Home Built in 1939 Is Renovated From Top to Bottom

A prewar house in Los Angeles is extensively renovated to enhance lakeside views and create a fresh, modern aesthetic.<p>When Greg Steinberg and Alexandra Becket, designers and owners of ModOp Design, conceptualized the renovation of their 1939 home in the Moreno Highlands in Silver Lake, their goals …

Watch Out For These Two Kitchen and Bath Trends in 2018

For the rooms we agonize over most, Dwell presents a timely focus on velvety matte-black finishes and space-saving fixtures and appliances.<p>Kitchens and baths are notoriously expensive and time-consuming to update, so they tend to evolve slowly. But like tectonic shifts, when changes in style do …

Kitchens

9 Stunning Examples of Homes Built on and Around Cliffs

Although not for the faint of heart, a cliffside home can offer the excitement of living on the edge, as well as unparalleled panoramic views.<p>However, hillside or clifftop properties can also present building challenges that require creative problem solving and the help of professionals. Take a …

My city: San Juan

LP Local Melissa Alvarado Sierra was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After traveling to different countries, mostly aboard a sailboat, she decided to settle in <i>Borinquen</i> and write about its wonders. Now you can find her driving through dirt roads that lead to hidden swathes of sand in Vieques, …

San Juan

Yamazaki Side Table

Organize your home with the power of Japanese design.<p>Yamazaki has been in the business of helping people declutter, organize and tidy up their homes for over 100 years. A good side table is a necessity for any home, and their very own Side Table has a great combination of materials that make it …

Watch Visitors Cross the World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Travel<p>As if you really needed another reason to hike the stunning Swiss Alps.<p>Travel<p>Boasting more than 1,600 feet in length, Switzerland has opened the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. A superb destination for any height-loving daredevil, not only will this bridge reduce the multi-hour …

Paragliding

Taghkanic House

New York<p>TAGHKANIC HOUSE, Columbia County, NY - A spectacular 140 acres of land in Columbia County, New York is the site of this project. The scale and the mere beauty of the nature required a careful study of landscape and a master-plan for sitting the structures while simultaneously maintaining …

10 Best Modern Kitchens

More often than not, the kitchen is the heart of the home—and thus should be just as much livable as it is functional.<p>Below, we revisited a few of our favorite modern kitchens to inspire your renovation dreams.<p>Carpenter Crisow von Schulz's Elm Tree Enclave<p>Pared-Down, Unfussy Aesthetic<p>Dual Bursts of …

Beyond beaches: why you'll love the Cook Islands

From the mirrored horizon of Aitutaki's lagoon to the snorkel-friendly Rarotonga, the Cook Islands are brimming with beaches worthy of a few relaxing days' attention.<p>But this South Pacific nation – easily reached on direct flights from New Zealand, Australia and the United States – also offers …

Cook Islands

A perfect day on O'ahu’s North Shore

You’ve enjoyed city delights in Waikiki and Honolulu – now it’s time to escape to Oʻahu’s North Shore. From sunrise yoga salutations and sips of Hawaiian coffee in charming Haleʻiwa to experiencing a sunset at a sacred <i>heiau</i> (ancient stone temple), a day trip to this laid-back surf haven will have …

Coastlines

House in the Woods

Buffalo, New York<p>“House in the Woods” by Architectural Resources was awarded the ASID NYU / CE and AIA Buffalo Chapter Residential design awards. About the project:<p>“Japanese culture is known for raising everyday activities to artistry. When a client asked for a traditional Japanese bathing …

Confused about tipping abroad? This interactive map will solve your problems

Despite our global connectivity and all the information available at our fingertips, tipping remains an etiquette nightmare for many travellers. Now an interactive map will help you work out exactly when and how much to tip based on where in the world you are.<p>The online tool – called ‘Tip Advisor’ …

Travelers

Iconic Post & Beam Ranch

Pasadena, California<p>Built in 1971, this well-maintained home features expansive windows, ample outdoor space, and tasteful updates suited for the modern lifestyle.<p>The San Gabriel Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop of rolling green peaks for this post-and-beam construction designed by architect …

Our 27 Best Painting Tips

Everything you need to know about painting your home, right here<p>Painting is one of those things that appear to be easy—<i>it's just slapping a color on a flat surface!</i>—but is, in fact, a big freaking deal. It's not just the act of painting that's tough, but all the preliminary choices that need to be …

Home Decorating

Chalet Lac Gate

Québec, Canada<p>When architect Eric Tremblay of Boom Town was asked to construct this home in Harrington, Quebec, he was already familiar with the clients. He had recently completed a renovation of the couple’s Montreal apartment and now they were picturing a secluded vacation home that Tremblay …

Black Magic

Aspen, Colorado<p>Nestled in the woods with views of rock outcroppings to the east, “Black Magic” is R+B’s latest modern gem. The home features black metal corrugated skin, making a bold statement against surrounding mountainside. Large sliding patio doors opening on to a southern deck provides this …

TinkerBox

Kerhonkson, New York<p>Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop. The rectangular form …

20 Dream Kitchens

The kitchen can often be the main gathering point of a home, so why not make it stand out?<p>Here are a few of our favorite kitchens from over the years at Dwell...

Top 10 honeymoon islands

Tropical islands, sandy beaches and swaying palms have become the perennial motifs for the ultimate romantic honeymoon getaway. But not every couple wants to simply kickback with a cocktail on the beach (at least not everyday).<p>From cruising across turquoise lagoons to hiking otherworldly …

Top 10

Japanese Soaking Tubs

For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too. Relaxing in steaming neck-high water marks the end of each day for many families, a custom catching on in the West as homeowners ask their architects for spa …

Getting to know the Big Island of Hawaii inside and out

With flowing lava, rich agriculture and miles of beach-lined coast, Hawaiian identity is inextricably linked to key aspects of the state’s biggest landmass: the Island of Hawai‘i.<p>Embraced by thousands of miles of the Pacific Ocean, Hawai‘i has a unique, come-as-you-are attitude expressed in its …

Washington DC’s first-ever Michelin Guide lays out the best eateries in the capital

The first-ever Michelin Guide for Washington DC was released last week, making it the fourth US city to earn its own edition of the French dining guide.<p>The guide gave three restaurants in the city two stars: Minibar was praised for its “particularly avant-garde and innovative cuisine in the form of …

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Edinburgh for first-timers

Edinburgh is an unbeatable city steeped in history, culture, nature, architecture and constantly shifting northern light. From royal ships and ancient volcanoes to dockside dining and peaceful canals, here are 10 highlights of Scotland's majestic capital that no first-time visitor should …