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Archaeology

Tiny home meets treehouse in this angular backyard extension

Fun!<p>Combining the crafty, floating glory of treehouses with the small-space creativity of tiny homes, this detached “extension” in Brisbane, Australia is an inventive take on adding living space in the backyard.<p>Rising right beside a large tree, the wedge-shaped dwelling aims to add function without …

20 Places to Visit That Are So Whimsical It's Hard to Believe They Exist

The spiral rock arches of Antelope Canyon are unreal!<p>If you love traveling to destinations off the beaten path, we have a few unbelievable locations you'll want to add to your travel bucket list. These canyons and islands and parks aren't just unexpected, they are completely and utterly whimsical. …

Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding …

'Shower plants' will give you the perfect Insta-worthy bathroom

What's the number one problem with trying to be a regular human and buying chic plants to keep in your home? Never remembering to water them.<p>Contrary …

Find This Secret Stash of Flies on Your Home River

No matter how dialed in you are on your home river, there will always be days when you struggle. Maybe you need a bigger streamer than you packed. …

Fishing

Nordic Noir: 7 Scandinavian Homes Enveloped in Black

Scandinavian architecture finds beauty in simple, functional spaces. Through clean lines, angular structures and minimalist principles, well-executed Scandinavian homes employ acute design to make daily life increasingly comfortable and uncomplicated. Enveloped in black — a deliberate shade both …

Wrap House

London, England, United Kingdom<p>A contemporary homes rises on a narrow lot just south of London.<p>Where once there was a timeworn 1950s bungalow in the Metropolitan Green Belt south of London, there now stands a dynamic house whose two volumes are joined by a glass atrium. The project was designed by …

Architecture

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also explored …

Literature

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes In Washington State, USA

Whenever I think of Washington, I think of lush green forests, the gorgeous city of Seattle, and, of course, snow-capped mountains that seem to go on …

Hiking

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Philosophy: Alain de Botton<br>‘Seneca should be the author of the hour’<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books …

Literature

Best local multiplayer games of 2016

Because Mario Party isn’t enough to ruin your friendships<p>2016 saw a slew of great online multiplayer games like <i>Overwatch</i>, <i>Titanfall 2</i> and <i>Battlefield 1</i>. But this year's offline, local multiplayer games are the real unsung heroes. Sure, it may be easier to just wear a headset and play with friends …

8 Great Books To Read This January

It’s lit<p>The new year means new books to read, and while January might be the time when Hollywood dumps its least-loved products upon unwitting audiences, the same is not true for the publishing industry. Rather, there are an abundance of excellent books to read this month—and beyond. And while you …

Tour The Modern Architecture Of Marfa, West Texas’s Artist Oasis

Donald Judd may have brought modern art to Marfa, but modernist architecture has longer roots there.<p>If Austin is a “cool liberal oasis” nestled in the arid Texas landscape–as it was once described to me–then Marfa, Texas, is its artier asylum to the west. The town, population 1,900, was solidified …

Architecture

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know (And Where to Learn About Them)

A building’s materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would …

Architecture

3tags.org

Interior design: a house with 6 amazing ideas to copy!

If you're thinking about commissioning an architect to design you your dream home, take a look at what we think is an inspiring home! Not the largest …

Interior Design

A small but beautiful house that this couple built on a tiny budget

If you’re looking for an attractive yet elegant architecture idea for your modern home, then homify has the perfect design for you. This classic and …

Living Rooms

These 7 Recipes Are Easy to Pull Off Any Night of the Week

When weeknights leave you little free time, it's tough to muster up the energy to pull together a full meal. The other struggle is feeling uninspired …

101 Best Modern Cabins

What's better than one hundred photos of cabins? One hundred and one photos of cabins.<p>Enjoy.<p><i>(This story is composed of photographs from both Dwell and those submitted by community members. All captions are from the original contributor or source story.)</i>

Architecture

Ram Dass – Here and Now – Ep. 99 – Being Here Now: An Odyssey into the Essential Teachings of Ram Dass

Raghu introduces a new outstanding essential teachings course from Ram Dass entitled – Being Here Now: An Odyssey into the Essential Teachings of Ram …

Spirituality

This Make-Ahead Breakfast Is Guaranteed to Keep You Full Until Lunch - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

9/12/16<p>A boring, cold bowl of cereal just won’t do for your breakfast. You deserve something warm, wholesome, and satisfying.<p>Whip up a batch of this …

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

No Man's Sky

Architectural Digest

The Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Here's what not to do.<p>These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don'ts of kitchen design.

Articles about how-do-benches-dining-room on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's the one place in the house where we celebrate the art of feasting, family, and friendship.<p>Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>For their weekend home in Sharon, Connecticut, architect Lynn Gaffney and her husband, Bill Backus, …

Dining Rooms

10 Favorites: White Bathrooms from the Remodelista Designer Directory

Here are 10 favorite bathrooms from members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory—some modern, some in cottage style, all demonstrating the …