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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

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A software engineer outfits his tiny apartment with flexible design ideas.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>From city apartments to vacation rentals and boutique hotels, a daring and creative use of colorful paint, textiles, and other...<p>Dwell …

Architecture

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The efficiency and aesthetics of prefab proved appealing to the owner of this Dwell Home, built on a rugged island off Canada’s...<p>“Mother Nature is too powerful to try and mimic,” says Shane Coen, whose firm is known for its minimalist approach to the...<p>Designing a house for this setting was a …

Architecture

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"We want to position our work outside of architecture, as a clear piece of sociology and...<p>Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s...<p>Renzo Piano Building Workshop is positioning a new private residential building …

Nonprofits

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Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>In Amsterdam, DUS Architects create a recyclable urban retreat.<p>Giving users a taste of the tiny house movement, one startup offers compact cabins for short stays.<p>Linked by a modern …

Tiny House Movement

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Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>Small is the new big, and people everywhere—here and abroad, in cities and off-the-grid—are finding clever ways to pare down and...<p>In Amsterdam, DUS Architects create a recyclable …

Tiny House Movement

Shedded Bliss

A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.<p>Linda Bergroth had gardening and storage in mind when she developed this scaled-down prefab prototype. The Finnish designer collaborated with Helsinki-based Avanto Architects for two years to perfect the compact …

Design

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Industrial designer Dror Benshetrit’s new building system, QuaDror, can be applied to make just about anything from...<p>Versatile and enduring, wood is a material that seems to work just about anywhere.<p>Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work …

Furniture

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Amidst the pedestrian-friendly maze of leafy streets in New York City’s West Village, LOT-EK, a firm whose designs focus on the...<p>On Washington's lush Bainbridge Island, one community strives for quality of life as a sustainable initiative.<p>A playful renovation in Melbourne creates a series of …

Architecture

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San Francisco-based designer Adrien Segal has taken data visualization to new heights with her tidal datum table, a...<p>Thanks to some smart design and sound engineering, this small coastal house handles the waves.<p>For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks.<p>An emerging …

Prince Charles

Porsche Speedster Type 356A (o) The Porsche Speedster has become one of the most highly collectible sport cars today, and in today’s market could bring as much a $300,000 or more. Production for the Porsche Speedster began in 1954 after Max Hoffman, the sole US importer of Porsche's, advised Porsche that a lower-cost convertible could sell well in the American Market. Based off of the 1948 Porsche Number 1, Type 356, it was the very first Speedster certified for driving on the street. The body of the first Speedster was designed by Erwin Komenda. Erwin worked for Ferdinand Porsche as their designer. This new Porsche design was a design that truly impressed not only European sport car connoisseurs, but also impressed those in the United States. The new Porsche design was very smooth, refined, lightweight, and sexy. One of the most distinguishing features of the Porsche Speedster besides looking like a bathtub on wheels, is its short windshield. This helps prevent less drag as the car moves forward as well as a adding a sporty look. The seats in the Speedster has a clean look with just simple buckets with fixed backrests. The dash has just the bare necessities such as a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, and temperature gauge. During the early years, the Porsche Speedster and the Volkswagen Beetle shared similar components like the chassis, suspension, and drive train. Porsche went away from sharing parts with Volkswagen, because they wanted to focus on performance. This is also why the displacement of the engine started increasing. The 1948 Porsche Number 1, type 356, has a air-cooled flat-4 cylinder engine. Displacement is 1131 cc. After 1948, the engine was moved behind the rear axle to compensate for two additional seats and therefore also reduced production costs. One of the most popular years to collect is the 1955 Porsche Speedster. James Dean purchased a 1955 Porsche Speedster brand new and set it as an American icon. He later sold it for a 1955 Porsche Spyder. By 1955, the Porsche Speedster had a 1600 cc engine with a 4-speed synchromesh transmission. It was the first production Porsche that reached a top speed of 100 MPH! There was also a new body designation due to new details in the body. It was now called the Porsche Speedster 356A.

12 Places You'd Never Believe Were In The UK

The UK landscape varies wildly, from the snow-swept peaks of Ben Nevis to the tropical looking, white sandy beaches of Cornwall. It wasn't for the weather, you'd probably never have to go abroad at all.

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Ghan crosses the high bridge over the Katherine River in Australia’s Northern Territory. Image by Paul White/ …

Trains