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14-story apartment building in Brisbane has a vertical forest growing up its exterior

Imagine the serenity of a tree flourishing right outside your apartment window – on the 14th floor. That ideal can be a reality at Walan Apartments, …

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe

Every year leading up to December large squares throughout Europe transform into Christmas wonderlands. From the small villages tucked high in the …

From a cave of giant crystals in Mexico to the grass bridges of Peru: 6 world wonders you've never heard of

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, new book <i>Atlas Obscura</i> celebrates over 600 of the most curious and unusual destinations around the …

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5 modern houses. With blueprints to get ideas!

In this homify ideabook, we are going to explore five plans of modern houses and then see the final result.<p>The plan is the graphical representation …

Inside the world's most beautiful places to read - CNN Style

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Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

Hiking

Windows That Morph Into Balconies at the Push of a Button

Design by HofmanDujardin<p>Dutch Architecture and design studio HofmanDujardin have developed an innovative window that morphs into a balcony at the …

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29 of the most surreal landscapes on the planet

Some are land formations molded over thousands of years by Mother Nature, while others are man-made creations that have altered the earth in strange ways.<p>From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so …

National Parks

Articles about modern high rise town house tel aviv on Dwell.com - Dwell

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to...<p>How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.<p>With their light, white house that owes …

Architecture

The Caribbean’s Best New Art Museum Is at a Rum Distillery

It’s something that could only happen in Martinique, it seems — the Caribbean has a new cutting-edge contemporary art museum — and it’s at a rum …

The 25 most romantic cities in America, according to OpenTable

OpenTable just released a list of the 25 most romantic cities in America, which ranks US cities based on the percentage of restaurants users rated as romantic, the percentage of tables that were reserved for two, and the percentage of people who dined out on Valentine's Day last year.<p>From Santa Fe, …

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Articles about take peek inside beachside enclave modernist masterpieces on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect's tour of Fire Island's modern beach houses offers an exclusive look inside works by Horace Gifford, Harry Bates,...<p>From a lavishly green living room to a penthouse inspired by the California coastline, the Pacific Heights residence is...<p>This striking and dramatic home hails from the …

Architecture

Customizable Transparent Chair Uses Removable Sheets of Plastic to Easily Alter Its Appearance

South Korean industrial designer Sohyun Yun has created a chair that can change as often as your mood. Called <i>Layer</i>, this innovative seat is made out of clear acrylic and has an entirely see-through structure. Thanks to its clever construction, the “blank canvas” is completely customizable, with …

Furniture

Articles about smart modern remodel traditional dc house on Dwell.com - Dwell

To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a …

This New York City Bar Spends $60,000 Every Year on Christmas Decorations

Which makes total sense once you hear there are 15,000 ornaments inside — a true sight to behold.<p>During the holidays, the inside of Rolf's German Restaurant in New York City looks a little bit like a tornado whipped through Santa's factory and left every Christmas decoration that exists inside. …

The Obamas’ Christmas Tree and 7 More Festive Favorites

This year there are 62 trees and more than 70,000 ornaments decorating the White House, and while the 18-foot Frasier fir on display in the Blue Room is the official White House Christmas Tree, we’re partial to the more petite tree being assembled (as Bo and Sunny look on) in the Oval Office. The …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Southern Ocean

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Mono Lake, California<p>Mark Twain once wrote of California's largest natural lake: "Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert...This solemn, …

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Vancouver couple’s labour of love simply too valuable not to sell

David Dunnison hand-rubbed every piece of dark fir trim in his exquisitely restored 1912 craftsman house that sits on the fringes of First Shaughnessy.<p>Over the past 20 years, he’s torn out bad renovation work, stripped off paint, installed antique stained glass windows and harvested house parts …

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After more than 130 years of construction, Barcelona's most popular tourist attraction is finally almost done

"La Sagrada Família," a dramatic, imposing cathedral designed by Spanish architect Antoni Guadí, is easily Spain's most recognizable landmark, and it isn't even finished yet. Construction began on the church 133 years ago, in 1882, and it continues to this day.<p>Work crews recently began the final …

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15 of the most epic scale places in Alaska

ALASKA is the USA’s largest state and home to Denali, the highest peak in North America. To put this into perspective, the state has a longer …

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A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

European Travel

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy

A Rare Glimpse Inside The Gorgeous Homes Of 29 Artists

Context shapes how viewers interpret objects, no doubt about it. Observing a painting in a museum strikes a reverential chord, seeing the same one in a commercial gallery speaks to commodification, and if hung on the walls of a restaurant (like Mark Rothko’s murals for the Four Seasons) an …

Art

10 Floating Hotel Rooms You Need To Rent, Stat

There’s no doubt about it: Awaking atop water is the most idyllic, soothing, and romantic way to start a day. But chartering a yacht isn't exactly …

New Orleans

13 Lovely "She Sheds" to Inspire Your Own Garden Escape

Taking a vacation is as easy as a trip to the backyard with these beautiful mini-getaways.<p>These backyard beauties are perfect for gabbing with a girlfriend or curling up with a good book.

8 Better Ways to Display Art in Every Room of Your Home

It's time to create an Instagram-perfect wall.<p>In her new book <i>Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating</i>, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

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