Christian Larrea

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400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

1/5<p>Yellowstone Oil Spill<p>We've been keeping close tabs on the clean-up of the Yellowstone oil spill that occurred on July 1 when an Exxon Mobil …

Electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you’ll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next …

These Are the End Times: 12 Memorable Closing Lines

Last week we reveled in some of literature’s most audacious opening lines; but this week we’ve become that impatient reader who flips straight to the last page. Sewing a story up neatly is almost as difficult as beginning one in the first place, but many authors have still managed to blow us away …

Want a Simpler, Less Stressful Life? Make These 10 Small Changes

Crowdsourced wisdom on how to clear the mental and physical clutter from your life.<p>Humans used to suffer from scarcity. These days lots of us in America suffer from overabundance. There's just too much in our lives, we feel -- too much stuff, too much information, too many worries.<p>If you want …

Minimalism

The Colors Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2017

Next year, interior designers will be drawing inspiration from your personality.<p>We're more than halfway through 2016, which means one thing: It's already time to discuss which home decor trends will define next year.<p>On the color front, sophisticated hues are poised to take center stage, according …

Home Decorating

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2017

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Living Rooms

Sonoma Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site, a meadow dotted with magnificent oaks, gently slopes down to a spring fed pond creating an …

Scientists in Sweden just made it cheaper to produce hydrogen from water

A hydrogen-fuel economy could finally become a reality with the recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from …

7 Leadership Lessons From the Coach Who Mentored Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, and Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

Most Silicon Valley titans are familiar figures. They make commencement speeches that rack up millions of views on YouTube, get profiled by business websites such as this one, and have irreverent movies made about their lives.<p>And then there was Bill Campbell, who died of cancer on Monday at 75. He …

Silicon Valley

Officina29 Architetti builds garden living room without cutting down any trees

Towering oak trees surround this addition to a family residence in Sardinia, which is raised up on concrete feet to minimise its impact on the wild …

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk’s secretive battery production facility

Elon Musk likes his secrets.<p>Tesla Motors isn’t known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell “Gigafactory” taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada.<p>Billed as the largest factory of its kind in the world, the Gigafactory …

IBM Watson is creepily good at guessing what's in photos

IBM announced that its Watson AI is getting image recognition capabilities earlier in the year, but this site that lets you feed in your own photos to see what it thinks is in them is both impressive and scary.<p>The visual recognition demo lets you give Watson an image URL or upload a photo and it’ll …

Articles about one savvy strategy let these homeowners cruise through planning laws build on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>An inside look into Fender's cutting edge Mod...<p>In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple …

Home Ownership

Articles about rural retreat brings family together without making them give their gadgets on Dwell.com - Dwell

A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.<p>Diane Cheatham and Edward Baum team up to try to make the Dallas of their design dreams a reality.<p>When architect Greg Torchio first began conceptualizing a contemporary home project in Centreville, Maryland, he quickly realized...<p>…

Rhode Island

Which Pergola Is Right for You?

Whether you’re planning an outdoor entertaining area or want to improve the one you have, a covered pergola could be the missing ingredient that creates a versatile space you can use no matter what the weather’s doing. These inspiring options will have you transforming your own outdoor room before …

Human evolution, biomimicry and more go on display

<b>Now open</b><p>This new, permanent display marches through 7 million years of hominid history; highlights include a 3.5-million-year-old tooth from …

Articles about jonathan adler and simon doonans shelter island vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>For design mavericks Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan, a challenging site that slopes toward the sea yields a unique opportunity...<p>Though I've become quite fond of them, …

Vacation Homes

OYO's House Pibo features a sloping green roof and split-level interior

An angular entrance and roof intersect the plant-covered roof of this wedge-shaped house, completed by architects office OYO in the Belgian village …

Architecture

Articles about renovated midcentury gem austin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.<p>With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

Architecture

Articles about berlin apartment manages be totally adorable only 900 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

A designer of grand homes packs all the essentials—and more—into a Manhattan studio of his own.<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over …

Cute

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

Sony announces October release for PlayStation virtual reality headset

The device, which will retail at £349, will be one of the cheapest available, with experts predicting it could take VR technology to the mass-market<p>A major consumer electronics firm has become the first to launch a mass-market virtual reality headset, in what could be the move that takes VR …

Virtual Reality

The World's Best Whistler Explains How She Got So Good

"Always stay hydrated, and never forget your chapstick."<p>When Molly Lewis opened a string of shows for Kirin J Callinan's recent world tour, the LA-based Australian demonstrated the difference between a party trick and a hidden talent. It's the same thing every time you're at one of Lewis's shows, …

Mountain Biking

Architecture Inspiration! The GG House By Elias Rizo Arquitectos

Homes generally comes designed and constructed of concrete, steel, glass and wood. Today we get a look at something unique that only incorporates two …

Architecture

The beginning of the end: Google’s AI has beaten a top human player at the complex game of Go

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we have entered the beginning of the end for the human race as we know it.<p>Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent algorithm developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, categorically beat Lee Sedol, one of the best players of the Chinese board …

Artificial Intelligence

George Osborne has agreed to allow driverless 'road trains' on UK motorways by 2020

Google chairman Eric Schmidt previously said he had been approached by UK officials to conduct driverless vehicle tests in the UK. It is not clear whether Google will be involved in the truck tests, however.<p>Automated driving of trucks allows them to travel nose-to-tail down motorways at high speed, …

Trains

Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear

The size of technical components is becoming ever-smaller, and the group wanted to figure out what could theoretically be achieved with a wearable technology platform.<p>So they attached their phones to their wrists and wandered the halls of Google, where they worked, pretending they were watches. …

Wear OS

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

Autonomous Vehicle

A new startup wants to offer college degrees for $1,000

Even more ink <b>has</b> <b>been</b> <b>spilled</b> to lament the loss of state funding at state schools and the exponential growth of nonacademic expenditures, including <b>ridiculously paid administrators</b> and <b>ridiculous amenities</b>. <i>Someone</i> has to do <i>something</i>, says everyone.<p>Now, someone is. Last week, a <b>Kickstarter</b> video for a …

Higher Education