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Radically open Japanese home is made up of 13 spiraling platforms

The minimalist home takes ‘open plan’ to the extreme<p>This one-of-a-kind residence in Miyamoto, Japan, is a puzzle of sorts. Designed by Yo Shimada and his Kobe-based practice Tato Architects for a family that privileged openness and seamless connection, the two-story steel-framed house is …

26 Cooking Hacks Everyone Should Know About

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Breakfast

Apple's Autoscanning iTunes Card Promo Codes Work via Hidden Font, Can be Replicated by Devs

When you purchase an iTunes gift card and redeem it in the App Store, the camera on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac can scan the code on the card to recognize it automatically, saving you the time of typing the numbers in manually.<p>Equinux, the company behind Mail Designer Pro 3, dug into how Apple's …

App Store

The 35 Most Instagrammable Recipes We've Ever Made

We can't stop scrolling through the gorgeous food photos all over our Instagram. And looking through our favorite 20 food instagrams of 2016, we …

Cooking

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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National Parks

A home which defies every rule of conformity; in superb style

Vibrant homes are a rare breed in the day and age of tall apartment complexes and a growing industrial sector the world over. When we say vibrant, we …

42 Terms from the ‘The Great British Baking Show,’ Explained | MyRecipes

If you haven’t binge-watched all three seasons of <i>The Great British Baking Show</i>, then you have some work to do this weekend. As far as reality cooking …

Baking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

One-Pot Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

"This delicious chili mac and cheese with ground beef, diced tomatoes, rich tomato sauce, chili beans and spices is cooked all in one pot--including …

Tomatoes

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

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8 Great Things to See and Do in Chicago

In a prime location among Chicago’s award-winning restaurants, platinum shopping, and inspiring architecture, you’ll find the hip Virgin Hotel, the …

Chicago River

This Is the Most Popular Pizza Recipe on Pinterest

Pizza is a perfect food. It's there for you when you're sad, when you're happy, and when you're kinda bored. It's there when you're hungry and just …

Eggplant

Parasitic wooden cubes slash Parisian building's energy consumption by 75%

Stéphane Malka has designed a clever way of optimizing the energy efficiency of older urban structures while working within the restrictions of …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Self-improvement

This 150 Square Foot Apartment is So Glamorous, It's Going Viral

Cute and cozy!<p>If HGTV has taught me anything, it's that you can do a lot with a small amount of space — but it's safe to say actor Anthony Triolo has truly taken that concept to the next level.<p>As any New Yorker knows, Manhattan is the capital of closet-sized apartments, and it takes a lot of …

Micro Apartment With Sliding Furniture And An Open Design

When downsizing became popular a while back in Hong Kong, the houses and apartments started getting smaller and smaller. Soon after that, a micro …

Modern Apartment Design Focused On Flexibility And Modularity

The Levent apartment is situated in a very old building from Istanbul, Turkey. In 2016 it’s been renovated by COA Mimarlik. Its 78 square meter …

Screens made out of raw concrete pipes provide privacy for this chic modern home

Cyprus-based architects Varda Studio are proving that industrial chic can be sustainable. The designers have just unveiled an amazing home complete …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Prefab Homes

7 Factors To Consider When Flying Your Quadcopter For Aerial Photography

Take Your Photography To New Heights By Understanding These 7 Factors When Using Your Quadcopter For Aerial Photography<p>It’s an area of photography …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

Google is making better apps for the iPhone than for Android

Just download Motion Stills, right now<p>Here’s a thing I didn’t really expect to write: I’m finding that I enjoy Google’s apps more on iOS than I do on Android. Or more specifically: I think that there’s more interesting innovation coming out of Google’s iOS app teams than on Android — at least for …

Apps

Few Americans know about this mysterious, remote valley in southern Japan

The Japanese know the Iya Valley for its remoteness, alpine scenery and vine bridges and for being the fabled 12th-century refuge of the Heike clan. Americans are unlikely to know it at all, but if they do, it’s probably because of Alex Kerr.<p>At the tourist information office near Tokyo Station, I …

Japan

new wave architecture rotates three cantilevering volumes in tehran

<b>new wave architecture rotates three cantilevering volumes in tehran</b><br>(above) the project wants to highlight how human beings are tangled to natural …

5 New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Navigate Loyalty Programs

Travel loyalty programs face new wrinkles with each merger or acquisition that gets announced.<p>The future of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, for …

14 isolated holiday destinations to get away from it all

If you’re anything like us then you’re always planning the next big adventure.<p>Whether that’s tumbling down a ski slope, living in the lap of luxury …

Archaeologists may have discovered a Viking settlement in North America — here's what it looks like

The Vikings were a seafaring group from Scandinavia that sailed around the world, raiding and pillaging along the way, about 1,000 years ago.<p>The discovery of this second site, more than 50 years after the first was uncovered, could ultimately lead to a better understanding of Viking activity in …

Archaeology