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Sustainable home can be built in four days using only a screwdriver

Pop-Up House measures a total of 150 sq m (1,614 sq ft), and the interior features a large combined open space that contains kitchen, dining and …

An entertaining view on building

Dan Phillips: Building homes with 70-80% reclaimed materials.<p>This is Dan Phillips, a wonderfully creative thinker and, it has to be said, a bit of a …

Painting a Kitchen Table | Centsational Style

Painting a kitchen table is an easy project! As long as you follow the steps, you’ll have a paint job that lasts for years to come!<p>Today’s DIY …

X leg Office Desk

A reader suggested I take my X leg bench design make an office desk. I thought that was a great idea! With this X leg Office Desk plan you can build …

Orson Scott Card’s unconscionable defense of genocide

<b>(Flickr/NCBrian)</b><p>“Ender’s Game” essentially argues that mass killing can be not just good, but almost holy<p>Noah Berlatsky<p>September 19, 2013 6:52pm (UTC)<p>Genocide is popular entertainment. People love narratives in which a dehumanized, absolutely evil enemy — whether it's vampires, zombies, aliens or …

Stephen King on Writing, Fear, and the Atrocity of Adverbs

<i>“Employ a simple and straightforward style,”</i> <b>Mark Twain</b> instructed in the 18th of his 18 famous literary admonitions. And what greater enemy of simplicity and straightforwardness than the adverb? Or so argues <b>Stephen King</b> in <b>On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft</b> (<i>public library</i>), one of 9 essential books …

The Secret Ingredient to Great Iced Coffee Will Blow Your Mind

Dear readers, I have a confession. I was doing iced coffee wrong. During these asphalt-melting days of summer, the last thing I wanted to do was …

A Model For Micro-Scale Living In Maximalist L.A.

For many New Yorkers, micro-living inside micro-apartments is one of the city’s signature “charms.” But in places like Los Angeles, there’s infinite space for sprawl. Right?<p>Not really, says Simon Storey, principal of Anonymous Architects. “The shift to smaller spaces seems to be permanent,” Storey …

Articles about family friendly new york city apartment on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team sets out to revitalize New York City’s waterways.<p>The notion that all bachelors live in mismatched dorm-like apartments is …

New York City

Living Rooms With Beams That Will Inspire

House construction used to always feature beams of great solid wood that carried the weight of the upper floor, or ceiling, transferring the stress …

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I wish I could live in this New York apartment. I wish I could be clean and tidy. I wish my fat labrador didn’t shed hair, that my blind husband …

Ancient Architectural Traditions Revered in Japanese Retrofit

We are used to modern Japanese architectural minimalism, but Japan’s traditional houses hold much in common with the great old wooded houses of towns …

Architecture

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/07/12/fremantle-additions-by-jonathan-lake-architects/ Fremantle Additions by Jonathan Lake Architects

Dark And Cold Old House Completely Transformed Into a Bright and Eco-Friendly Home

The dark and cold old <b>Chestnut Hill Residence</b>, a house built in 1983, went through radical changes and became the green dream house the owners always …

Etho House: A Net-Zero Home Designed to Get Chinese Families Out of the Crowded City

For the past few weeks, Inhabitat has featured a number of student-designed homes that will compete in the upcoming 2013 Solar Decathlon competition. …

Architecture

Articles about mountainside vacation home skiathos greece on Dwell.com - Dwell

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of …

Vacation Homes

Sun house from Finland - Pre Fab homes. Sunhouse.fi

Cory Doctorow has Lunch with the FT

<i>Portrait by James Ferguson</i><p>Cory Doctorow should be too busy for lunch. He’s co-editor of, and a prolific contributor to, one of the most influential …

Now, "Voyager": in praise of the Trekkiest "Trek" of all | Balder and Dash

Whatever you say against JJ Abrams’ <i>Star Trek Into Darkness—</i>and I'd say plenty—you can't claim it lacks purpose. Like Abrams' first entry, it seems …

Science Fiction