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86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

The entries were pulled from places like Obama’s summer reading lists, his childhood favorites, and recommendations made for his daughter, Malia. …

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Andrew McCarthy's Irish quests: The Ring of Kerry

BBC Autos invited the actor, director, travel writer and Ireland devotee to pick his favourite Emerald Isle road trips.<p>“In you go for a swim — no matter what the gale force wind in your face is telling you. You got your flask of tea and a blanket on the beach. Have your white-bread sandwich, then …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

archatlas: A House on a Rock Sforza Seilern Architects, an artistic collaboration between Studio Seilern Architects and Muzia Sforza, completed their first African project in Zimbawe: Gota Dam Residence. The 1500sqm building is situated atop a granite rock overlooking a large man-made dam, or reservoir for the extensive surrounding farmland. The area is, to say the least, breathtaking and awe-inspiring, and deserved a piece of architecture that is equally awe-inspiring The house consists of three basic elements: two granite blocks that enclose the bedrooms and support spaces, an oversized timber platform and cantilevering roof that frame the panoramic views and create shaded living spaces, and two glass boxes that enclose the winter living areas, emphasising the feeling of living within natural granite. A small horizon pool at the lower level visually integrates the dam reservoir with the lower levels of the house. Images and text via (via archatlas)

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The Starry Station router is trying to teach you how to get smarter about your Wi-Fi network.

Can a $350 triangle fix your network woes?<p>Greater transparency is usually a positive thing. It encourages big companies to share stories and talk with their customers on social networks. It makes it easy for us to watch behind-the-scenes videos of our president and first lady dancing with R2-D2. It …

How To Build An Oculus Rift Gaming PC For $300 Less Than Off-The-Shelf Systems

Oculus has revealed the initial batch of <b>Oculus Rift Ready PCs</b> from Dell, Asus, and Alienware, all of which are available to pre-order on February 16. But you can <b>build your own for about $300 less</b> than even the <i>cheapest</i> pre-built system from ASUS.<p>I’m going to show you two part lists. The first will …

Best ergonomic accessories for Mac owners

Sitting, or standing, in the correct position while working behind a Mac, or any computer, is <i>incredibly</i> important to your overall health, as I’ve come to learn over the past year. Incorrect posture and bad ergonomics can result in back, neck, and even foot injuries.<p>When I started struggling with …

20 Fabulous Wall Decor DIYs That You'll Want for Your Home

Do you have that empty wall space and you just don’t know what to do with it – how to occupy it properly? The default go-to option is always to hang …

This Indian Wedding Was Shot On An iPhone And The Pics Speak For Themselves

"It is a whole new experience."<p>For years, photographer Sephi Bergerson had this crazy idea: to shoot an entire wedding with just an iPhone.<p>When the iPhone 6s Plus came out, the technology was finally advanced enough to go ahead with it. The hard part? Finding a couple willing to go along with his …

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A Practical Guide To Start Meditating Every Day

When we think of changing or taking on a new challenge, we think about preparing our bodies and making external physical changes. But a very powerful …

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Articles about compact three story brick loft san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.<p>This lively live/work studio in San Francisco's Dogpatch is a constant work-in-progress that mirrors its inhabitants' creative...<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source …

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Spectacular green-roofed modular Tangier Bay Housing offers enviable views of the Atlantic

1/9<p>Malka Architecture Tangier Bay Housing<p>This modular social housing project for Tangier, Morocco, utilizes prefabrication and passive design …

Articles about house week concrete masterpiece inspired japanese architect tadao ando on Dwell.com - Dwell

This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.<p>The architecture of Tadao Ando seeks to connect the building with its surrounding.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>The striking Massachusetts museum …

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Articles about all these prefabs were assembled 10 days or less on Dwell.com - Dwell

Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school has an incredibly light environmental touch.<p>On budget and on trend, these small, affordable homes are filling a much-needed hole in the housing marketplace.<p>Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's "International Style" was the …

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Straight Up Triceps for Bigger Arms

One of the many trends in fitness these days is for every workout to have a clearly stated “functional” purpose. For example, Monday is lower-body …

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What If We Filled Our Parking Lots With These Tiny, Tree-Like Houses?

By some estimates, there are as many as 2 billion parking spots in the country, and many are often empty–probably not the best use of land in areas …

Stunning Beach Avenue is an eco-friendly home in Australia

1/8<p>Beach Avenue by Schulberg Demkiw Architects<p>Australian studio Schulberg Demkiw Architects completed Beach Avenue, an eco-friendly and spacious home …

Ibuku is turning bamboo into bug-proof super-material for building

Gallery: Ibuku is turning bamboo into bug-proof super-material for building<p>Gallery: Ibuku is turning bamboo into bug-proof super-material for building<p>…

The Ultimate Anti-Material: Fran Silvestre on the Creation of Modern Stucco Masterpieces

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is stucco. If you’re looking for the perfect stucco for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new community marketplace for building-products. Click</i> …

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Ailing Office Building Becomes Modern Residence in Bangkok

Originally a commercial building in a <b>frighteningly decrepit</b> state, this structure in Bangkok, Thailand, has been transformed into a stunning home and office for a joint family of four brothers and sisters (and their respective future families). Local firm IDIN Architects packs in the best of modern …

15 Well-Designed Shipping Container Homes for Life Inside the Box

The hot trend of shipping container homes fulfills many design desires: living simply, lessening clutter, being environmentally conscious, building a …

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Dissident Architects Can Leak Building Plans on This Dark Web Site

A dark web site for dissident architects to help average people take control of their cities.<p>Every new high rise tells a tale of winners and losers. In today's cities, the winners are often investors who have the cash to finance a condo in a rundown area, and the losers are the people whose rents …

Behind closed doors: an introverted Belgian house is the perfect hideaway

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