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The luxurious Pohutukawa tiny home on wheels lets you live large in style

The notion of living large in small spaces is perfectly captured in the Pohutukawa, a tiny home on wheels that fits up to six people and boasts a …

Washing Machines

These Rotterdam Apartments Put the Average Student Dorm to Shame

Inspired by the tiny house movement, Standard Studio turns 194-square-foot offices into freshman housing at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.<p>Tapped to convert an office building into 218 student apartments for Erasmus University in Rotterdam, South Holland, Amsterdam–based Standard Studio …

Rotterdam

5 Ways to Master Your Domain with One Smart Home System

A prominent designer “tech-talks” about using Control4 to orchestrate smart home devices and emphasizes the importance of future-proofing our homes.<p>The future is here. This is what architectural designer Karen Sealy tells all of her clients. The award-winning designer, who has appeared regularly on …

Smart Homes

Building 101: How to Work With a Contractor When You Have an Architect

Read this before you embark on a project working alongside a contractor and an architect.<p>Here are the best practices when building a design with a contractor and an architect on board to ensure that the project remains on time and on budget while saving you stress.<p>1. Timing Is Key<p>So, you have …

Architecture

Building 101: How to Work With a Contractor to Create Your Dream Home

Here's what you need to know before undergoing a building project with a contractor but no architect.<p>Previously, we covered the best practices for working in tandem with a contractor and architect. If you choose not to employ an architect, here are the steps to take to make sure the process goes as …

Home Improvement

36ft Tiny Home with Dual Slide Outs, Downstairs Bedroom, Closet Space, Full Size Living Room, And More!

This is a 36ft tiny home on wheels with two slide outs. It’s built by Mint Tiny House Company out of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. It’s a beautiful board …

Living Rooms

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

European Travel

This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny …

selfsufficient

This Private Airline Club Promises Ridiculously Cheap First Class Flights

A new service is preparing to launch flights next year, with one-way tickets available starting at $280.<p>When AURA launches next year, it hopes to …

Air Travel

How to Remove Car Door Handle Scratches

Is the area around your door's handle covered in ugly scratches? Here's how to make it look like new.<p>The door handle area of a car often accumulates scratches, markings, and other damage because, well, people use the handle every time they open the door. Finger nails, keys, jewelry, and anything …

Doorhandle

Pigmented Concrete Walls Tie This Home Into the Landscape

North of Rio de Janeiro, a holiday home blends into the terrain with reddish concrete walls pigmented to match the native soil.<p>When architect Thiago Bernardes of Bernardes Arquitetura first visited his client’s property in the Brazilian mountain town of Itaipava, he was instantly taken by the …

Architecture

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

If You Paint Your Front Door This Color, Your House Could Sell for $6,000 More

Thinking about starting—or finishing—some projects around the home this summer? Good call: It’s always a good idea to make some updates to increase …

Real Estate

Gorgeous modern home masterfully retreats into nature

Party in the back<p>For a masterclass on how to blend in, look no further than this home in Northern California. Not only is the cedar-clad house tucked away in the wilderness, it also has no “front” door to speak of.<p>Butler Armsden Architects designed the residence, named “Valley of the Moon,” to …

Architecture

In a Surprise Move, Elon Musk Just Made What Might Be His Biggest Announcement of 2018

Elon Musk gets out of Silicon Valley and sets his sights on the Midwest.<p>Everyone will soon forget that Elon Musk laid off 9 percent of his staff earlier this week. Because one of his companies just won a multibillion-dollar bid to bring high-speed public transportation to Chicago, Bloomberg reports.<p>…

Elon Musk

To have what you want, you must give up what’s holding you back

If you pay attention to your life, you’ll begin to see the patterns.<p>In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the …

Scientists Think Dolphin Name Discovery is the "Coolest"

Male dolphins use individual names throughout their life.<p>In a video released alongside a fascinating new study, scientists are on a boat in the …

Same-Sex Couples Score Victory in Phoenix Calligraphy Fight

A Phoenix law making it illegal for businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation was upheld by an Arizona appeals court in a blow to …

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Companies That Will Upgrade Your IKEA Furniture For You

Elevate your IKEA purchases with the help of these up-and-coming design firms.<p>Everyone loves the ease and affordability of the Swedish icon's products, but personalizing your furniture can be confusing and time-consuming. From cabinet doors in pastel hues to stylish drawer handles and wardrobe …

Furniture

The War on Tesla, Musk, and the Fight for the Future

<b>Upfront</b>: If you think that anything is justified against a person simply because that person is wealthy, this is not an article for you. If you think …

Tesla

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

4 Supposed Mosquito Repellents That Absolutely Don't Work, According to Science (and 5 That Do)

Tried a "sure-fire" mosquito repellent and still got bitten? It's not your fault.<p>It's officially summer and you know what that means: hiking, swimming, backyard barbecues...and mosquitoes. Everyone is bothered by them, but some people think they've found the perfect antidote to unpleasant and …

Mosquitoes

The Profound Presence of Doria Ragland

The day of the royal wedding, we could not keep our eyes off her. What was she thinking, as she sat in the pews of the five-hundred-year-old chapel, enveloped in history and irony? I mean the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland. A millennium of world-shifting encounters—of violence and of romance …

Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to …

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>Success can become a catalyst for</i> …

personaldevelopment

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk: Tesla Model 3 dual-motor ordering opens next week

In a sign that Tesla's Model 3 production continues to improve, CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will enable ordering of dual-motor versions of the sedan at the end of next week. Customers waiting for a Model 3 in performance or all-wheel-drive trim can find out how much the options will cost …

A huge moving wall turns this tiny home into party central

Tiny Heirloom is known for building exquisite tiny houses on wheels, but their latest home is geared to raise the roof. While most tiny homes are …

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? | Philip Goff

In his final paper on the multiverse hypothesis, the world’s best-known atheist made a supernatural creator more plausible<p>Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to …

Physics