Jaime Silva Treviño

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This modular family home has its own indoor pond

When a young family shops for a home, they often want a simple floor plan and open spaces for kids to play and for parents to relax and entertain. …

Architecture

Want a beach in your backyard? This man can make your dreams come true

MAUREPAS, La. — Why travel to a beach when you can have one in your own backyard?<p>That’s the idea behind this Louisiana company about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans.<p>Zydeco Construction specializes in building "swimming ponds" that are crystal blue with a sand surround, resembling a beach. …

Baton Rouge

Tiny house-inspired student housing puts your dorm room to shame

When I was your age…<p>All student housing is tiny—but not all student housing looks like an impeccably designed tiny home. Amsterdam-based architects at Standard Studio designed a building of student housing for first-year students at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and dang if we wouldn’t live …

You've Been Painting Rooms Wrong All These Years

Paint is one of the best ways to dramatically change a room, especially on a low budget. It may seem as simple as deciding on a color, buying paint, …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

Arm Wreckage: 8 Weeks To Bigger, Badder Guns

If you want to blast your guns, you have to dig yourself out of the same ol' same ol.' This no-mercy routine will blow up your bis and tris to get …

These are the 10 IKEA hacks you will want to try - Cornwall Live

We all love a bit of Ikea furniture and with a new store opening nearer to Cornwall this year, we love it that bit more.<p>But what makes it even more …

Hacking

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Relationships

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Relationships

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time

The billionaire has a simple method for deciding what to spend his valuable time on.<p>With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But …

The One Wall Color That Instantly Creates a Grown Up Home

White walls seem to be a designer secret weapon: they open up rooms of all sizes (make small rooms seem larger, large rooms appear...even airier) and …

Home Decorating

Modular modern addition refreshes a 1930s bungalow

So airy<p>h1: ‘30s bungalow gets modular modern addition<p>Aussie firm Architect Prineas—creators of this storage-packed tiny apartment—have designed an ultra-modern home extension made of modular components. Named Allen Key House, the angular addition attaches to an original California-style bungalow …

10 children's rooms that show the fun side of interior design

This week's roundup from Pinterest shows how children's bedrooms can be designed to encourage play, even in the most minimal of homes. Examples …

Here's Elon Musk's Secret for Learning Anything Faster

Yes, Musk is brilliant, but he's also learned how to learn efficiently. So can you.<p>Elon Musk has one of the most incredible minds around. How did he get so smart? Of course, he was probably born gifted, and according to those who know him, he definitely reads a ton, but Musk's brilliance isn't all …

Koda Moveable Home

Most homes — even pre fab dwellings — are meant to stay in one place. The Koda Moveable Home turns that on its head with a design that can go …

Snug comfort beckons you in this modern home

Aguascalientes based photographers from OSCAR HERNÁNDEZ—FOTOGRAFÍA DE ARQUITECTURA have worked the magic of their camera in a lovely modern villa …

Rural Idaho home by Olson Kundig has gadgets and gizmos aplenty

An entire glass wall swings upward to open this spacious retreat to the landscape of the American West – one of several inventive features …

Home - Home Design 3D

<b>With Home Design 3D, designing and remodeling your house in 3D has never been so quick and intuitive!</b><p><b><br>Accessible to everyone from</b> <b>home decor</b> …

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

GIF Animations

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

Want To Be A Better Photographer? Harvard Just Uploaded A Free Photography Course Online

No filter needed.<p>Thanks to the arrival of the smartphone, we’ve become a generation of amateur photographers, sharing our best #nofilter efforts with …

3 Ways to Build Muscle by Doing Cardio

Grow Your Glutes, Hams, and Quads While Burning Fat<p>Cardio Won't Steal Your Gains<p>There's a belief in the world of strength training that cardio steals …

Standalone

If You Want To Be Successful, You May Need To Cut Off Something From Life

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

9 things you can do today to be more productive tomorrow

Before you can sit down and <i>do</i> things, you have to sit down and <i>plan</i> to do things. Which is why your ability to get things done tomorrow depends heavily on your ability to organize, schedule, and reflect today.<p>Below, we've rounded up nine relatively quick tasks you can complete right now to make the …

Time Management

Stunning modern house in Brazil's rain forest has cozy sunken living room, green roof

Absolutely gorgeous<p>What brilliant person would have ever thought to place a conversation pit in a house set in the jungle? That would be the folks at Studio MK27, the São Paulo-based firm led by Marcio Kogan behind the Ramp House and a penthouse lined with bookshelves. Though it’s more of a …

3 Rituals That Will Make You More Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

7 ways of saving money when building a new home

Starting a new build project can be a daunting time, especially in terms of budget, but don't let fear stop you from designing and erecting your …

Personal Finance