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16 Magical Landscapes that Are Totally Off the Radar

From idyllic enclaves and enchanted waterfalls to dancing colors across Northern skies, the natural phenomena that emanate from these landscapes can …

Rooted in a revolution

With its own dress code, colloquial language, narrative and even style of walk, Pantsula has emerged as one of the country's most iconic forms of dance

Turner Broadcasting

The Garden House With The Most Flexible And Practical Design Ever

We’re not usually swept away by something as simple as a garden shed by today is an exception because we found something really cool that we want to …

Landscaping

The Mediterranean island of Menorca feeds body and soul

A vacation requiring long treks leading to lots of people was not what we had planned.<p>Hidden beaches backed by limestone cliffs, temperate waters and an under-the-radar status (at least for now) were the lures of Menorca, asmall island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.<p>Not that we have …

Balearic Islands

Antony Gibbon's Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone

UK-based designer Antony Gibbon never ceases to amaze with his spectacular designs inspired by nature. His latest work, the Lucent House, combines …

6 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes You Should Know How to Make

Cheap, fast, and simple recipes for the Italian food connoisseur.<p>Picture this: you've got your feet up, your hair is blowing in the summer breeze, …

This Penn State researcher is creating better solar cells by making them cheaper: BTN LiveBIG

Solar cells are not easy to create, but they can do amazing things.<p><i>Akhlesh Lakhtakia</i><p>Akhlesh Lakhtakia is a world-renowned researcher in …

According to Science, You Actually Can be Addicted to Travel

Apparently being a 'travel addict' is incredibly real, and it has been labelled by science as a mental disease. While that sentence is no doubt …

Patio House / Bloot Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In Velp, the Netherlands, a sustainable refurbishment and extension of a dilapidated 1950s villa has …

Villa SG21

Surrounded by traditional architecture, the Villa SG21 breaks the residential mold with a clean, modern form. The asymmetrical structure is clad …

House of the Stones / mf+arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house was Implanted so as to use a natural terrain topography.<p>Guidance for the contemplation of the …

whitaker studio’s joshua tree residence conglomerates a cluster of shipping containers

<b>situated on a 90-acre plot, the joshua tree residence visualized by london-based whitaker studio sits atop the vast californian mountainside.</b> while …

A Period Home in Melbourne with a New Modern Addition

Zen Architects were hired to design a rear addition to a home in Melbourne’s West Brunswick. The period home, named the Nest House, was extended to …

2945 Red Rock Loop Rd.

Sedona, Arizona<p>Experience extraordinary, modern living in Sedona, AZ. Bordering the Coconino National Forest, this property is comprised of two structures — a 2,817-square-foot main residence and a 3,060-square-foot studio space that can serves as a guest house or workshop. Both living spaces are …

Natural Light

1870's Dairy Barn Home Conversion

Sterling, Massachusetts<p>Breathtaking modern adaptation of a circa 1870's dairy barn transcends all expectations of modern, distinctive living. Set on a quaint road, this beautiful renovation commands majestic views over 3.8 acs of lush, rural landscape. Upon entry to this magnificent home, you are …

Design

Shots I Can't Explain

The threshold of what counts as a miracle is hard to establish. In my career, I consider Lee Trevino's chip-in at Muirfield in the 1972 Open Championship and Tom Watson's chip-in at Pebble Beach in the 1982 U.S. Open—both happening on the 17th hole and in the final round to beat me—as miracles at …

Golf

The Beautiful Italian Lakes Americans Don't Visit Enough

Admittedly, I’m a saltwater kind of person, and a good vacation has always required an ocean beach. The appeal of lakes never truly hit me until I …

GET RIPPED AT HOME WITH THE MUSCLE SCULPTER WORKOUT

01<p>Rocket jump<p><b>Sets:</b> 3 / <b>Reps:</b> 20 secs / <b>Rest:</b> 0<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart with your arms by your side. Squat down halfway and jump as …

winery architecture and design news, projects, and interviews

mar 11, 2018<p>the 25 sqm cellar stores up to 500 bottles of wine from six famous regions around the world -- bordeaux, rhone valley, burgundy, napa …

Horizon / VOIS Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The summer house was designed by VOIS architects in 2012. The name, “H_orizon”, derives from the two …

KTH, The MIT of Stockholm, Produced These Three Mind-Blowing Startups

Sweden lags only Silicon Valley in the number of unicorns per capita. If they can scale up, these three KTH startups are working on exciting products with global potential. Could they increase Sweden's Unicorn population?<p>KTH is known as the MIT of Stockholm. And Stockholm lags only Silicon Valley …

This Small Village in Himachal Pradesh is a Hippie Haven

On the banks of the Parvati River in the picturesque Kullu district of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is a tiny hamlet, Kasol. It’s …

Rent or Buy In This Historic Scottish Castle

Do you entertain fantasies of castle living, but aren't exactly ready for the sort of upkeep that comes with a centuries old stone building steeped …

Aberdeenshire

You'll Never Believe Which Alcoholic Beverage Is Growing Fastest

As craft beer's growth slows, sales of wine and spirits are taking off, but the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the U.S. today is one you've probably never heard of.<p>Mead is the oldest fermented beverage on earth, predating all other alcoholic beverages, even beer, with cave drawings of …

The town that sold mountains to the world

St Moritz, the showiest of Switzerland’s Alpine resorts, is no ordinary ski town – it’s responsible for winter tourism as we know it today.<p>There’s a story that makes it abundantly clear how a small band of English holidaymakers changed Switzerland forever. It involves a bet between hotelier …

Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using

Listen to my interview with Pooja Agarwal (transcript):<p>Sponsored by Raymond Geddes and Kids Discover<p><b>We’ve talked about retrieval practice two other</b> …

Why Switzerland never takes sides

What most people don’t know is that the Swiss had to choose a policy of neutrality, because for centuries, they'd been a country of mercenaries.<p>I was sitting in a grotto in southern Switzerland, savouring a regional version of risotto made with local merlot, surrounded by vibrant green mountains …

Red Cross

Japan Travel: A Walk Through the Magical Wisteria Tunnel

Appearing as if it came from a fairytale, the Wisteria Tunnel is a spectacular wonder that exemplifies Japan’s perception of beauty and architecture. …

These Cliffside Natural Hot Springs Are Italy's Best-kept Secret

It’s time to get a little <i>riposo e rilassamento</i>.<p>That’s “rest and relaxation,” if you don’t already know Italian.<p>Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is …

Hot Springs