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Do Animals Get Drunk?

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Some species are attracted to overripe fruits and alcohol-rich nectar.<p>Here in the U.S., Thanksgiving is upon us. Some people will be very thankful there is wine at the table.<p>In that spirit, Saturday’s Weird Animal Question of the Week takes on Paul Anthony Kane’s …

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

Prefab Homes

35 DIY Container Ideas to Completely Declutter Your Home

Ever feel like you're in a heavy downpour of clutter? When the 'stuff' build-up reaches a dangerously high level, rein in your panic and bring out your creative side, with these life-saving DIY containers. Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway …

Discover the Mysteries of Machu Picchu

Thousands of years of history await in Peru's Lost City of the Incas.<p>Here’s a cool fact to share with children visiting Machu Picchu in Peru—the place probably would never have been discovered without the help of a kid just like them.<p>You see, after two years of research to pinpoint the location of …

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 …

Articles about minimalist dream home asymmetrical pitched roof on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, …

Photographer Documenting the Homeless Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer and law student Diana Kim can trace her love of photography back to her father, who used to own a photography studio on O'ahu. Until just a few years ago, however, not much else connected father and daughter except for a strained relationship marked by …

Ingenious SunPort plug lets you use solar energy even if you don’t have solar panels

If you want to use clean solar energy in your home, your only option is to get some solar panels installed — right?<p>Wrong.<p>Contrary to what you might …

You’ll Never Believe These 19 Rooms Were Once Garages

Come on, just admit it — your garage is wasted space. While most of us are guilty of using our garages for only storage, there are a fair number of people who are taking advantage of that extra square footage and starting a garage conversion revolution. It’s time to stop thinking boxes and cars and …

These Vintage Prefab Vacation Homes Will Make You Long for the Woods

Caption from LIFE. $5,000. Tired of competing for campsites on weekends, John and Janet Smith finally built a vacation h<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John Dominis—The …

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Architizer

Meet the young women trying to revolutionise the way we fly

A team of three female students has come up with an energy-efficient way for aeroplanes to move - one that could change air travel. They tell Radhika Sanghani how it works and what their success can teach young women<p>Studying for a PhD in aerodynamics is essentially a full-time job. But three female …

25 of the weirdest houses from around the world

Some dwellings are more unique than others. From domes to caves, treehouses to igloos, people across the globe live in unconventional houses.<p>Here are some of the strangest.<p><i>(An earlier version of this story was written by Christian Storm. Captions by Business Insider</i> and Reuters.)

Ibuku's Stunning Six-Story Bamboo Luxury Homes (and Other Structures)

This Balinese design/build firm gets the most out of the material<p>Elora Hardy runs Ibuku, a Bali-based design/build company that works primarily in …

The future of loneliness | Olivia Laing

As we moved our lives online, the internet promised an end to isolation. But can we find real intimacy amid shifting identities and permanent surveillance?<p>At the end of last winter, a gigantic billboard advertising Android, Google’s operating system, appeared over Times Square in New York. In a …

Loneliness

How to: Install Your Own DIY Industrial "Track" Lighting on the Cheap

<i>ManMade reader Mark Devlin, founder of the DIY site DesignsbyDevlin, came up with this great technique for an "open warehouse" -style industrial</i> …

5 Types of Sloping Roofs That Hit the Right Pitch

A roof is one of the most functional aspects of any house, providing the very essence of shelter. But just because it serves this important purpose …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …