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Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …


Articles about 7 small homes japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Drawing on an inherited plot of land, his father’s steel company, and his …

São Paulo

6 Quick Decorating Changes

Refresh any room in a flash.<p>From slipcovers to stripes, these fast and easy makeover ideas refresh any room in a flash.

Interior Design

Articles about 7 best kitchen and bath renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

We break down the benefits and costs of laminate, wood, concrete, stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite, and marble.<p>In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>Smart details in recent KitchenAid products point …

Home Improvement

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …

Sunken beds –a more unusual and modern alternative for the bedroom

A while ago we talked about sunken living room and sitting areas and we mentioned a series of advantages that included the feeling of openness you …

'I'm surprised when my wife agrees to a marital maintenance programme based on the 5:2 diet. I suspect she thinks it means she'll be married to me for only two days a week.' Tim Dowling tries out the 5:2 relationship regime - with mixed results. http://bit.ly/12LjlK9 Photograph: Aaron Tilley for the Guardian

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/06/14/hi-home-by-andrea-castrignano/ HI HOME by Andrea Castrignano

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Automatic

Incrementally enhanced for your driving pleasure.<p>TESTED<p>It’s one of the longest-running acts in the business: The Porsche 911 turns a limber-as-ever 50 this year. As skillfully performed as the dance of the seven veils, Porsche continues to tease out ever more powerful, more capable, and more …

Germany's Fairy Tale Route: who needs Disneyland?

Is it really every parent’s duty to grit their teeth and take the children to Walt Disney World in Florida? Or Disneyland Resort in California?<p>Or Disneyland Paris by way of a middle-class compromise, in the earnest belief that a flânerie along the Boulevard de Buzz Lightyear will be less tacky than …

Little Red Riding Hood

How Chickens Lost Their Penises (And Ducks Kept Theirs)

If you’ve never seen a duck penis before, have a look at the infamous video above. That long corkscrew belongs to a Muscovy duck, and it’s typical of the group. Some ducks have helical penises that are longer than their entire bodies. But forget the helical shape, the size, and the surprisingly …

A man in the Ethiopian desert has become famous for feeding wild hyenas by hand – and occasionally from his own mouth. Would you take the risk? http://www.bbc.com/travel/video/roads-less-travelled/20130531-pt-3-taming-wild-hyenas-outside-harar?OCID=fbtvlimg