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20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

Graphic Design

Japan's Top 15 Attractions Picked By International Tourists

Wondering what to see in Japan? You might want to listen to the advice of your fellow travelers.<p>Website <i>Trip Advisor</i> has this year’s most popular …

HA's vietnamese 'less house' combines compact urban living with the serenity of nature

<b>vietnam-based architecture firm HA (human architecture) presents its latest green and cozy ‘less house’ townhouse in ho chi minh city.</b> with dedicated …

Architecture

Waterside Buddhist Shrine

This is a place for Buddhist mediation, thinking and contemplation, as well as a place satisfying the needs of daily life. The building is located in the forest by the riverside. Along the river there is a mound, behind which is a great stretch of open field and sporadic vegetable greenhouses.

The Box

The Box is a 960-square-foot residence inspired by the owner’s desire for a small house overlooking an untouched wetland. Conceived as a series of boxes nestled into the hillside, the house gently engages the site offering varied views of the landscape. To set the house into the site, the main …

Feng Shui Cures To Deal with Bad Neighbors

<b>Question:</b> <i>We have bad energy coming from neighbors' house, definitely bad feng shui. Their house is unkept, they are very noisy and I am just tired of</i> …

Hiking in Southeast Asia: 7 Treks to Inspire Your Next Trip

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. High volcanic peaks, cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and …

Hiking

Forget cherry blossoms - go to Japan to see the incredible cascading wisteria tunnels

While Japan may be a popular spring destination for travellers eager to enjoy a picture perfect vacation under the famous cherry blossoms, there’s another beautiful flower that should have botanical lovers excited to visit the country.<p>Japan is home to gorgeous wisteria flowers, which like cherry …

Sleek multi-family housing complex unfolds in Luxembourg

Oh, the geometry!<p>If you like triangles, aluminum panels, and creative multi-family housing, you’ll love this odd new 15-unit building in Luxembourg. Designed by the architects at Metaform, the scaled, crescent-shaped complex is made of six semi-nested forms—looking a little like the articulated …

10 Tips to Be Happier and More Loving in Life

I think we all need a life mission in life— mine is peace, understanding, and love.<p>My life’s purpose<p>I’ve spent a long time in my life trying to …

Coodo is the Modern Mobile Home You’ll Want to Live in

<b>Less veneer, more german design savvy.</b><p>German innovation at its finest, Coodo is the lovechild of RV campers, sleek modern architecture, and tiny …

Small Spaces

An inspiring home with a kitchen to die for.

There are few things so comforting and aesthetically pleasing than a home equipped with a stunning kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and …

100 Photography Tips by Eric Kim

Don’t compare your photos to anybody else (but yourself)<p>When in doubt, take a step closer.<p>Shoot from the gut in the streets; edit with your brain at …

A minimalist home with a big dose of elegance

This modern family home is inspiring and energetic. Orchestrated by architects from Washington D.C. firm KUBE, they seek to emphasize the essential …

Interior Design

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

They need to be sleek and tech-enabled–and the startup Kasita realized that creating a space that small is a task better left to product designers than architects.<p>After living in a converted dumpster for the better part of a year in 2015, Jeff Wilson had an epiphany about tiny-house living: In …

Small Spaces

17 Reasons to Visit Tanzania in 2017

From safaris to beaches to hiking to hunting with the Hadzabe, here are seventeen things sure to inspire you to visit Tanzania in 2017.

East Africa

Harmonious Retreat On A Tiny Island In Brazil

Few locations are as remote as this tiny island in Brazil. Can you even imagine the efforts you’d have to put into designing and building a structure …

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

The Ultimate Map Of What To Eat In Italy And Where!

Italy is one incredible country to visit and I’m not going to tell any porky pies by saying otherwise! It’s one of Europe’s most diverse countries, …

Italy

Current Obsessions: The Art of Efficiency

From a Japanese minimalist with a cult following to NYC’s newest micro-apartment units, here’s what we have on our radar as of late.<p>Eyeing the …

Ikea and Space10 are making urban gardening easier

They teamed on these spherical "Growrooms," which you can build yourself<p>Ikea’s innovation and design lab Space10 in Copenhagen is a hub for new ideas for sustainable “future living” in an urban environment. It is also an exhibition space, showcasing products that tackle challenges facing people …

13 Projects by Olson Kundig Architects Embedded In Their Surroundings

Founded on the idea that architecture is closely related to nature and to people’s lifestyle, Olson Kundig is a studio famous for its inspiring …

Nothing Mickey Mouse about Adventures by Disney's culinary crash course on Rhine River cruise

If you hunger for more than just a scenic journey down the Rhine River, Adventures by Disney has added a new weeklong itinerary: the Rhine Food & Wine River Cruise, sailing through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.<p>This adults-only cruise is designed to introduce passengers to …

Cruise Ships

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

The Artful Shoebox Apartment, Workstead Edition

Charged with rethinking a 10-year-old, water-damaged shoebox apartment on New York’s Upper West Side, the team at Workstead transformed it into a …

A Fresh Perspective: Window Backsplash Ideas And The Designs Around Them

Ideally, a kitchen should have lots of natural light and that usually means that sacrifices have to be made in order to accommodate large windows or …

6 Amazing Caves You Can Visit Around the World

The earth has many beautiful wonders on its surface, but a surreal landscape lies below in caves. Humans have been exploring the earth’s pockets for …

New Zealand

This Scandinavian Design Trend Is Proven to Boost Happiness

<i>Hygge</i> might have been the décor buzz word of 2016, but this year, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our …

Happiness

Dashing prefab home perches above California wine country

A weeHouse with big guts<p>Oh, the places prefab will go. In this new project in California wine country, a customized version of the weeHouse, an affordable modern prefab model from Saint Paul, Minnesota-based design firm Alchemy, has been assembled on the hills of Santa Rosa, where it commands …

10 Easy Pieces: Japanese-Style Fences and Screens

The calming simplicity of a Japanese-style fence, with its emphasis on natural materials and minimal distractions, creates a serene backdrop of …

Landscaping