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Articles about dramatic london renovation boasts five story bookcase on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Tigg Coll Architects takes a new approach to a straightforward town house renovation and expansion.<p>A streamlined and modernized design …

Architecture

How billionaires will survive the end of the world

Luckily, Robert Vicino has a plan for the impending end of the world.<p>As founder and CEO of Vivos, he plans to build a network of high-end, underground bunkers for those who can afford to pay for their assured safety.<p>And just how much is he asking?<p>For a spot in a standard bunker, Vicino says, you'll …

Articles about 10 concrete patios we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...<p>Cool, creative designs at NeoCon 2014 bring a welcome reorganization to the workplace.<p>Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, award-winning RIBA architect …

Architecture

Here's what your tears look like under a microscope

We all cry — some, admittedly, more than others. And while many of us think about why we cry, or what we happen to be crying about, we might not question what our actual tears contain.<p>Curious and creative photographer Maurice Mikkers did wonder about this, so he began "bottling up the emotion" - …

Articles about echo logical on Dwell.com - Dwell

From some angles, this dramatic residence resembles a pitched-roof shed, while other vantage points reveal its graduated form.<p>A photographer’s summer retreat in the seaside town of Loctudy, France, is an elegant, architectural metaphor for the importance...<p>Hurry—this light-filled bungalow with a …

Architecture

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>To kick off the new schedule, we thought we’d visit the coastal scenes of Byron Bay since we in the States have officially...<p>It’s hard to believe that this idyllic house sited in a …

Architecture

A Parisian Apartment With the Best Views in the City

Notre Dame? Check. Seine River? Check.<p>Move over, Eiffel Tower. If you want to take in the most amazing views Paris has to offer, you should go straight for this home instead: The two-story duplex apartment has balconies on both levels that overlook the Seine River, the famous Hôtel de Sens, <i>and</i> …

Articles about inside homes 7 creatives on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nantucket is an affluent zip code off the coast of Massachusetts known for its quintessentially New England charm,...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

Prefab Homes

DGT Architects' A House for Oiso aims to "capture the essence of Japan from all ages"

Parisian office DGT Architects aimed to condense the architectural history of Japan's houses into a single home with this elevated timber volume …

For architects, black is the new black

When did houses turn black?<p>Look carefully around a major city and you’ll see them: old homes that have acquired black windows and even full black coats of paint. Thoughtful architects are building new houses that are all black.<p>It’s strange to see the places we live wearing dark clothing; in …

Articles about 5 new york city houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand …

New York City

All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

Architecture

Articles about green home la jolla blends indoors and outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Noorens fell in love with San Diego and the surrounding area during a surf vacation several years ago, and made it their...<p>Currently on view in Los Angeles is an unconventional show organized by the artist Fritz Haeg, best known for his Edible Estates...<p>The always-popular Dwell Home Tour takes …

La Jolla

Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

Japanese billionaire asks $50 million for enormous Manhattan mansion with secret passageways

A six-floor mansion on the "Gold Coast" of Manhattan's Upper East Side has just been listed for $50 million.<p>The home, at 7 East 76th Street, is chock-full of secrets and amenities spread across its 14,000 square feet. Among its 20 rooms are a wine cellar, maid's quarters, two art galleries, a …

Wine Cellars

Articles about modern high rise town house tel aviv on Dwell.com - Dwell

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to...<p>How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.<p>With their light, white house that owes …

Architecture

This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …

A 15-feature “travel jacket” with eyemask and neck pillow is Kickstarter’s most-funded piece of clothing ever

Air travel is miserable. Aside from all the hassles of getting on the plane, once you’re in your cramped little seat it becomes difficult to do anything but sit upright, elbows tucked, and wait for the journey to be over.<p>In testament to what a nightmare it is, a Kickstarter campaign for a “travel …

Crowd Funding

Travel jacket breaks record raising $9m on Kickstarter

You might not have known you wanted a jacket with 15 pockets and a built-in neck pillow, but thanks to Hiral Sanghavi and his backers, you’ll soon get one<p>Long-distance love has paid off for the designers of a travel jacket that has now attracted a record $9m from would-be buyers on crowdfunding …

Crowd Funding

Machine or Picasso? This algorithm can transform photos into fine art

What if a run-of-the-mill photo could actually employ an algorithm that would make it look like a Van Gogh or a Picasso?<p>A new paper published in the journal Arxiv by researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany entitled, A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style, may have a dry scientific name …

Machine Learning

Articles about complete modern renovation midcentury home washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.<p>In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...<p>A bay window build-out helps a …

Architecture

Articles about one bedroom became three space efficient san francisco renovation on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>If you've ever embarked on a renovation in California, you know how challenging the historic preservation laws can be.<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses …

San Francisco

Reminding myself of these 3 inspiring quotes is having a huge effect on my life

iStock<p>Mindfulness meditation has become an invaluable part of my life.<p>I'm only about 5 months into my own meditation practice, and while I can still …

Mindfulness

This Serene Home Has an Intriguing Outdoor Bathtub

The interior is tranquil and relaxing — but the backyard is a little perplexing.<p>After these homeowners took a trip to Southeast Asia they were inspired to transform their California midcentury, post-and-beam structure into a tranquil escape from everyday life that flowed between the indoors and …

Articles about livework modern art gallery and home antwerp on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Brooklyn home eschews conventional domesticity in favor of dramatic, open spaces and a stripped-down aesthetic.<p>A budget-savvy, well-caffeinated couple get their hands dirty building a house, art gallery, and coffee kiosk on New Zealand’s...<p>A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model …

Architecture

Articles about cozy finnish home would not be complete without sauna on Dwell.com - Dwell

A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the kitchen, the fireplace, and the sauna.<p>A modern dwelling by Brazilian design firm Atria cohesively embraces simplicity and abstraction.<p>Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.<p>Building on the site …

Sonoma County

Articles about lot love on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a leafy residential area a few miles from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, an enterprising architect saw opportunity where...<p>Regina and Andy Rihn weren’t exactly modernists when they first began their frustrating, unproductive slog through the pricey...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of …

Ceramics

Articles about madrid couple remake apartment one their childhood buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.<p>When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>The prospect of retirement doesn’t just signal the end of a career; it offers the …

Architecture