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10 of the best small towns in the US: readers’ travel tips

To get a real feel for the diversity and quirkiness of America, visit its small towns – where fascinating history, regional cuisine and great scenery are just some of the attractions<p><b>Winning tip: Helper, Utah</b><p>Helper is an old mining town 100 miles or so from Salt Lake City. It had been in decline for …

Travel

17 Best Contemporary Living Room With Modern Living Room Furniture

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Furniture

An Artist Documented Ayahuasca's Secrets as Sounds and Textile Art

“Everything is vibrating,” explains Irish artist Tanya Harris.<p>The Shipibo people in Peru’s Amazon rainforest use the hallucinogenic brew, ayahuasca, for ceremonial use, but sound artist Tanya Harris' documents what ayahuasca reveals through textile design and sound. Before developing an interest in …

These $150,000 Prefab Houses Don’t Need Any Energy From The Grid

Deltec’s factory-built houses get their power from solar panels—and incredible gains in efficiency.<p>When a home-building company called Deltec Homes first launched in 1968, they focused on designing houses that could survive a hurricane. Now one of their main focuses is a different challenge—how to …

You can live in this 78th floor penthouse that defines Manhattan luxury for $32.5M

Located in Tribeca in Manhattan, 30 Park Place is perhaps one of the most luxurious buildings in all of downtown Manhattan. Created by renowned designer Robert A.M. Stern, the Silverstein Properties building is unlike anything you've ever seen before, including a 75-foot swimming pool and private …

Real Estate

These lamps let you grow plants anywhere - even in windowless rooms

The Mygdal Plantlamp allows you to grow plants anywhere – no sunlight required. Whether you’re stuck in an office cubicle, basement, or rainy city, …

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

Dessert

Architecture Inspiration! The GG House By Elias Rizo Arquitectos

Homes generally comes designed and constructed of concrete, steel, glass and wood. Today we get a look at something unique that only incorporates two …

One Chinese Architect’s Quest To Easternize American Cities

Will American cities learn to love China’s best homegrown architect? Ready or not, here he comes.<p>At just 40 years old, architect Ma Yansong has made a mark for himself in his native China through wildly adventurous buildings, such as residential complexes that mimic the look of a hilly horizon, …

6 Underground Streetwear Brands You Need To Know

Last year was a big one for streetwear. Fashion’s long-forgotten cousin hit the mainstream, with everything from the Yeezy line to Gosha’s …

The eerie grave of 200,000 monks

Adam H Graham takes a spiritual retreat to one of Koya-san’s 54 shukubo: inns where guests are encouraged to meditate, commune and eat vegetarian cuisine with the monks or nuns.<p>It was dusk when we entered the cemetery. A stone path, faintly lit with lanterns, snaked under the towering hemlock and …

Japan

34 Healthy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

For some, "cooking" means boiling water for instant ramen. For others, the mere thought of turning on a stove sends them running to the phone to …

What Happens When You Let Architects Design Cat Houses

Furry felines are already adorable, but put them inside a swanky house, and it’s instant swoon territory. To raise awareness for the estimated 3 million stray cats in L.A. and benefit the spay-neuter organization FixNation, Architects for Animals invited local designers to build shelters for a …

Okinawa House by John Pawson

Okinawa House is a minimalist residence located in Okinawa, Japan, designed by Taishi Kanemura of John Pawson. UK-born John Pawson spent a few years …

How to Use Prescription Painkillers Without Getting Addicted

From the headlines, prescription painkillers sound pretty scary. Some of the people who take them switch to heroin, and some die of overdoses. The …

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …

Philosophers are using science and data points to test theories of morality

Philosophy is no longer a field conducted entirely from the comfort of an armchair. Over the past decade, this notoriously abstract discipline has developed a branch of “experimental philosophy” that conducts its own scientific studies.<p>Though such work continues to face resistance from conventional …

Philosophy

The Effects of Starvation on the Human Brain

During starvation the body does everything possible to preserve the brain. The brain has highest priority when it comes to gaining access to …

This Downtown New York Baker Makes Working in the Kitchen Look Cooler Than Ever

When it comes to dressing for the job, New York chef/baker Lexie Smith tends toward an unconventional working wardrobe. Pristine chef coats give way to perfectly worn-in and distressed tees her ex-boyfriends have left behind. Noxiously vibrant Crocs? Not Smith’s taste—she’d rather go shoeless …

Why Have Artists Always Found Sleep Such A Fascinating Subject?

A brief and dreamy look back at the history of sleep in art.<p>Sandro Botticelli, Henri Rousseau, Vincent van Gogh, Francisco de Goya, Giorgione. Aside from being some of the most imaginative and renowned makers in the history of art, these old masters share a common interest: depicting the mysterious …

Art

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The Art of the Mughals before 1600 | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The dynasty founded by Babur, the Mughal dynasty, ruled over the greatest Islamic state of the Indian subcontinent. As a youth, Babur, a prince of …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Don't move, improve! Here's how to add a creative extension to a period home

‘Don’t Move, improve”. It’s a familiar refrain as high levels of stamp duty and ever-escalating house prices force many to extend their homes to make more space. The moniker is also the name of an annual competition to find the best-designed extension in the country.<p>With fewer of us moving, the …

1 Single Pound Of Body Fat is Equal to 3500 Calories

Body Fat: Tips To remove The Fat, 1 Pound At A Time<p>There are three thousand, five hundred calories in one pound of body fat. Hence, if you lessen or …

Ballymagarry Road House / 2020 Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site consisted of a 100 plus year old derelict blacksmiths forge and the crumbling ruins of an …

Natural Beauty

This Street Artist Makes Art from Old Spray-Paint Cans

Urban artist DJ Neff not only loves graffiti, he loves cutting open cans of spray paint to make sculptures, too.<p>Based in Los Angeles, Florida native DJ Neff makes art that examines various shapes and the relative arrangement of different elements, occasionally with a cast of anthropomorphized …

Gravitational Waves Found Again: Here’s How They Could Whisper The Universe’s Secrets

The international team of physicists and astronomers responsible for the discovery of gravitational waves back in February has announced the …

Physics