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Stair of the week is a spectacular spiral

We have written: "Making good stairs is an important part of green design; you want people to use them instead of elevators in bigger buildings, and …

10 Inspiring Houses - Dwell

The Nida House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen starts with a small floor at the bottom and gradually increases size at each level of the five-story home. Located in Chile, the structure is made from reinforced concrete and wood native to the region.<p>Art and architecture is a worthy combo. Designed by …

Architecture

5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

Woodworking

No, it isn’t a Dyson watch!

It isn’t, but it sure feels like one, doesn’t it?! The ASIG Concentric watches embrace their design in all its hubless glory. Each hand comes in a …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

A new contemporary house in Wisconsin is covered in stone and shingles

Bruns Architecture have sent us photos of a new home they’ve designed in Madison, Wisconsin.<p>The home is located on a forested site, within the …

Architecture

10 Modern Barn Door Ideas That Make a Bold Statement

Barn doors traditionally have been reserved for rustic or country-style decor. But the latest barn door hardware has greatly improved in design …

Interior Design

Adam Kalkin's Old Lady House is a Modern Shipping Container Masterpiece

We've seen outstanding container structures from cargotecture-prodigy Adam Kalkin before, and now we have one more to add to the list. The main …

Shipping Containers

This brilliant house fits perfectly into its mountain site, thanks to computer mapping

This house in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture in Japan was built from concrete and chipboard components on a rocky, windy, wooded location. …

Living Rooms

Weekend Retreat in New York With a Rustic, Cabin-Like Feel: The RiverBanks House

Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, in Saugerties, New York, USA, <b>RiverBanks House</b> by <b>Foz Design</b> was especially design as a week-end family …

Small Japanese Home Exhibiting an Intriguing Wooden Facade: Checkered House

<b>Checkered House</b> by <b>Takeshi Shikauchi Architect Office</b> is an urban residence made almost entirely out of wood, a material less and less used for …

Architecture

Elegant Kasokudo Bonsai Planter Inspired by the Automotive Industry

A striking fusion of form and function, the <b>Kasokudo Bonsai Planter</b> by designer <b>Adrian Magu</b> is as stylish as it gets. The product is an artistic …

Japanese Scientists Just Beamed Energy Through the Air

Human-made satellites have long been able to harness the sun's energy as it washes over them outside the protection of our atmosphere. But what if we …

Starry Starry Night

Like Stars on Earth is a very cute concept for camping lights. It is made up of two components that stay together thanks to magnetic integration. The …

So You Need A Portable Kitchen

Compact living and constantly moving from one home to another can take a toll on how we pack our kitchen and port it with us. Keeping …

The Power Of A Fan!

The Self-Generator is an amazing ceiling fan concept that can preserve the mechanical energy after the fan has been powered-off. The system uses …

Tiny and Affordable Russian DublDom Home Can Be Assembled in Just One Day

Imagine if you could just pick up a new home off-the-shelf and build it in a day. The modular DublDom home (“double house”) by Moscow-based BIO …

Truck Transformed Into Amazing Green Mobile Home

Living inside a truck may not sound like the most appealing of suggestions, but Joseph Tayyer’s incredible home is enough to convince even the …

Experience Raw Nature While In Your Comfort Zone: Casa Quebrada in Chile

<b>Casa Quebrada</b> in Curacaví, Santiago de Chile was envisioned and implemented by UNarquitectura and showcases a high level of originality. Located on …

A Home In The Desert by o2 Architecture

o2 Architecture designed a prototype home for prefab developer Blue Sky Homes, located in the Mojave Desert of California.<p>You can also watch a video …

Deejo's Ultralight Knives

From the downright beautiful to the purpose-built, a good knife is an essential part of anyone's kit—whether camping in the bush or getting chores done around the house. France has a knack for producing some of the most celebrated blades, from the iconic Laguiole to sophisticated flatware. A …

Knives

House S / HPSA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Initial situation was a steep, rather small plot of land with excellent views. The owners required a …

P+0 Arquitectura - Project - Casa Narigua

We find Narigua House in “El Jonuco” a beautiful place where we enjoy from 360º of spectacular views. This mountain-enclosed neighborhood reminds us …

Going With the Flow: The Natural Beauty of "House on a Stream"

When building a new home, the site and location can matter as much as the structure itself. Some plots of land come with natural features that can greatly enhance the residence, like say, a tranquil stream flowing through the site. This is the setting that Architecture BRIO worked with when …

Lytro Illum: The Storyteller’s Digital Camera

Back in 2011 Lytro caught the photography world by surprise by introducing a camera unlike any other, a rectangular monocular with the capability of …