Crowdfun

310 Flips | 8 Magazines | 22 Likes | 25 Following | @crowdfun | Keep up with Crowdfun on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Crowdfun”

Breezy tiny house was designed for throwing parties

Minimal distance from party to bed<p>The conceit of a tiny house is that it’s tiny. This truth lends itself to certain limitations: Namely, your tiny home is not a place for entertaining. For anyone who’s tried to throw a party in a small apartment, they know the constraints—nowhere to sit, nowhere to …

Living Rooms

Shore House / LSS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located at the juncture where a forest opens onto the bay, the Shore House was designed to capture both …

Amagansett Residence by Ronen Lev

Amagansett Residence is a minimal home located outside of New York City, designed by Ronen Lev. The modern Hamptons weekend home is for a family of …

backReturn to “A Cape Town House on the Foot of a Mountain”

Design Milk Digest<p>Fresh design delivered right to your inbox.

Here’s how to play HQ Trivia, the smartphone game from a red-hot startup rumored to be worth $100 million

HQ Trivia is quickly becoming one of the most buzz-worthy gaming apps on the market: a trivia-styled, fast-paced mashup of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' and 'Jeopardy' for the internet age. On Friday, Recode reported that the company behind the app was raising $15 million at a $100 million …

Twitter / Account Suspended

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Architect Robert Gurney’s 5 best homes in the D.C. area

All sleek, glassy, and oh-so-Modern<p>In Washington, D.C., there are plenty of architects worth knowing, from James Hoban (designer of the White House) to Suman Sorg (designer of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence). One architect in particular is known for his Modern, meticulously detailed …

Nightingale Residence

Los Angeles, California<p>Located on Nightingale Drive in the Doheny Estates, the Nightingale Residence comprises of 9,268 square feet, and sits atop a hillside providing sweeping outlines of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills to Century City, the Pacific Ocean, and downtown Los Angeles.<p>The design …

Architecture

DROR's Parkorman Park in Istanbul Will Let Visitors Trampoline through the Treetops

In Istanbul, a city with few existing green spaces, studio DROR is proposing something radical – a park filled with innovative interventions as a way …

Love Stories

The Pierre

Washington<p>The owner’s affection for a stone outcropping on her property and the views from its peak inspired the design of this house. Conceived as a bunker nestled into the rock, the Pierre, the French word for stone, celebrates the materiality of the site. From certain angles, the house – with …

Architecture

Celebrities and CEOs are rushing to build mansions that 'feel like you're staying in a hotel'

Douglas Burdge and his team of designers have built more than 300 homes in the Malibu, California, area, many of them for celebrities, entertainment execs, and Fortune 500 CEOs.<p>Over the years, their projects have varied in style from hacienda-style to contemporary, with lots of modern, clean …

Cabin in Longbranch

Longbranch, Washington<p>Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest. What began as a 14-foot-square bunk house built in 1959 has morphed through …

Puget Sound

Modular Drop Box is a prefab portable suite for stays in nature

"Glamorous camping", also known as camping out of doors in style, or at least a step above the tent -- is gaining popularity worldwide as more people …

Massive Lincoln Park home with interior courtyard finally sells for $7.2M

The home’s classic 1901 masonry facade cleverly conceals its contemporary interior<p>After two years on the market, a 9,200-square-foot Lincoln Park home featuring modern decor and lush landscaped oasis tucked behind a handsome 1901 brick facade has found a buyer. Located steps from Oz Park and …

Atolan House

Set on Taiwan's east coast, the Atolan House puts the region's native building techniques at the forefront. The structure sits on a foundation of …

Gorgeous modern home with enviable indoor-outdoor living asks $9.5M

Yes, please!<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Cherry Hills Village, Colorado<p><b>Price:</b> $9,500,000<p>This sprawling, modern house begs to be seen, yes, …

Transforming pond retreat fits everything you need into one box

The stunningly simple dwelling conceals fold-out components that can turn it into a yoga studio, office, and more<p>What do you design for a client who wants a space for everything? That was the question Aussie firm Branch Studio Architects faced confronted for one of their latest commissions, a …

Cloud Bottlenecks: How Pokémon Go (and other game dev teams) caught them all

Lesson: “Something that works with two million users doesn’t always work with 10 million."<p>When <i>Pokémon Go</i> launched in the US the first week of July …

Pokémon

studio alfredo haberli's haussicht explores new possibilities for pre-fab

<b>studio alfredo haberli has recently completed the design and construction for haussicht, a prefabricated home located in a pastoral landscape west of</b> …

Renovated Apartment Welcomes The Outdoors Into Every Room

This apartment in Panama City was in bad need of a renovation. First of all, the old distribution of the rooms was not suitable for a contemporary …

The first Google Tango phone launches with over 35 new apps

It's been years in the making but Tango, Google's depth-sensing technology, is ready to make its consumer debut. That's because today is when the first Tango phone, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro, goes on sale for $499. To accompany the Phab2 Pro's launch, Google is announcing more than 35 new Tango apps, …

This Mental Trick Will Make You 3 Times More Charming, According to Science

This clever psychological hack makes it three times more likely you'll leave a good impression.<p>There's a tension at the heart of human psychology -- we love flattery but we hate fakery. Which is both a challenge and and an opportunity for networkers.<p>When meeting a new acquaintance, the best way to …

Networking

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Pedagogy

Bill Gates: Read these 5 books this summer

Bill Gates is a technology pioneer as founder of Microsoft. He is one of the world's richest people. And he now is focused on promoting education and health around the world. What does somebody like that recommend for summer reading? Here are five of his recommendations.<p>Gates, the founder of the …

The Two Big Bangs

When you think about how the Universe got its start, from a scientific point of view, there’s one theory that explains what we see above all others: the Big Bang. But not everyone agrees on what “the Big Bang” actually means. In particular, there’s always some news that periodically goes around …

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the</b> …

Social Security

A 2D-3D Stool

The Baithak stool is in theory a 3D mass, but made only from 2D panels. Multiple wooden panels come together to form a unique three-legged stool with …

New ‘8-Bit’ Watercolor Paintings Inspired by Famous Artworks and Pop Culture Icons by Adam Lister | Colossal

<p>Adam Lister (previously here and here) recreates famous artworks with watercolor paintings that appear as if they have been pulled directly from a …

BANZAI: An Exploration of Color by Stefan Behlau

Stefan Behlau is a German artist who made his first, solo debut in the UK with BANZAI, an exhibit that explored color. Inspired by acrylic paint …

Industrial designer Richard Sapper dies aged 83

German industrial designer Richard Sapper, who created iconic products for brands including Alessi, Knoll and IBM, has died aged 83.<p>Sapper died on 31 …