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This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

West Elm

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Comprised of a pair of cedar-clad structures, Big Cabin | Little Cabin reimagines the vernacular architecture of Colorado's Rocky Mountain region. …

Architecture

This solar-powered cabin is a dreamy green getaway in the Colorado Mountains

Perched on a rocky cliff at 10,000 feet, this pair of solar-powered cabins offer unique views of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, the …

Design

Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

Architecture

The San Diego Bucket List: 37 Things to Do Before You Die

Congratulations on living in San Diego -- plenty of people make that an item on their bucket list and never check it off. But why stop there? You …

The LA Bucket List: 45 Things to Do Before You Die

The one and only thing every single Angeleno needs on their LA bucket list? Reading this, uh, LA bucket list, which lays out all 45 things you need …

Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s 3 Golden Rules for Eating Sushi

The Iron Chef wants you to forget everything you've learned.<p>“You think you know how to eat sushi? You don’t know anything about eating sushi,” said …

Japan

Scenic tiny house village opens in the Midwest

With units for rent and purchase<p>When it comes to “tiny house hotels,” there are already a number of options around the country—from Getaway cabins in the Northeast to a handful of tiny home villages in Portland, Oregon, to even a couple of Airstream resorts in California. Now, a tiny home …

You Can Snag Really Cheap Flights if You’re Willing to Fly on This New Airline for 'Hipster Millennials'

Here's what you can expect onboard.<p>Millennials have a new way to travel in style when Air France’s new airline Joon starts operating flights this …

29 places in San Francisco to take your out-of-town relatives - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it for the new holiday season.</i><p>The holiday weekend is here folks. Passover begins tonight. Easter Sunday is, well, Sunday. And spring break has already swung into action. For many this means distant …

San Francisco

The 8 Best No-Equipment Moves to Get Stronger

When it comes to no-equipment exercises, it’s best to subscribe to the Navy’s KISS principle—Keep it simple, stupid. Straightforward, compound moves …

Five Great Pizza Places in San Francisco

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The Ultimate Guide to Maui

Visit Hawaii’s second largest island for the best of every watersport under the sun. (Many argue Maui is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches.) …

8 Great-Looking Furniture Finds for $50 or Less

If you're itching to update your living space but don't have much wiggle room in your budget at the moment, don't worry. There are plenty of accent …

Living Rooms

Where To Hang Out In L.A. — Based On Your Personality

Celebrities, paparazzi, and terrible traffic — if that sums up your impression of L.A., it's time for a rethink. There are so many things to …

Not Your Daddy’s Farm

When you imagine a farm, this is probably the last thing you’d think of… and that’s precisely its appeal! Called Lotus, this floating architecture is …

12 Items Of Heated Clothing For The Person Who's Always Cold

Winter is coming, which means it’s time to start purchasing cozy clothes.<p>From heated hoodies and jackets to vests and beanies, we’ve scoured the internet to find the warmest items currently on the market. Though the products are a little bit pricey, they’re all highly recommended and durable enough …

Clothing

MUJI's minimalist micro huts now available for purchase

jan 12, 2018<p>the project fronts one of the most beautiful views in the world, while being surrounded on three sides by dilapidated apartment buildings …

The 10 Best Bars in Los Angeles, From Our 2017 Best of L.A. Issue

The Chapel<p>Courtesy of Dog and a Duck<p><b>Best New Gay Bar: The Chapel</b><br>The Chapel is like the twinky little brother of the Abbey. Both were conceived by …

Santa Monica

Small Floating House in Norway Maximizes Lake Views

Feste Landscape / Architecture completed the design and implementation of a small floating house on Lake Nisser in Telemark, Norway. The cabin’s …

Take an Inside Look at Thailand’s New Adults-Only Retreat

Taking a trip to Thailand in the near future? Then you might want to prepare yourself for the mass tourists surrounding its best-known regions, …

Asia Travel

Modern home gets a high-end look with low-cost materials

Lovely<p>We’re gaga over the design details of this compact family home in Melbourne. Designed by BENT Architecture, the residence uses low-cost materials like corrugated metal and common timber siding in an especially artful way to create a unique and high-end look.<p>From the street, the house’s …

7 Outdoor Adventures in San Diego

San Diego’s great outdoors are beckoning. We admit to being big kids who love to play in our own backyard, and we invite you to do the same. Here are …

California

10 Must-Try San Diego Restaurants

<b>Campfire</b><p>Sitting around an open fire with friends is even better when there’s good food and drinks to enjoy together. This is the spark of inspiration …

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

We’ve Found the Tiny Home of Our Dreams (and It’s for Sale!)

The location alone would make us swoon. Set on a western-facing clifftop on Washington’s San Juan Island and surrounded by rugged vegetation, this …

Pacific Northwest

The 5 Best Men’s Shoes You Can Wear Comfortably All Day Long

Let’s face it: as great as they may look, traditional men’s shoes aren’t always the most comfortable choice for prolonged wear. Stiff soles can cause …

Shoes

Ritz-Carlton’s new Bacara Resort & Spa Is the Ultimate Relaxation Destination in Santa Barbara

With a 42,000-square-foot spa, six restaurants, and three pools, you may never want to leave Ritz-Carlton’s latest retreat.<p>Located on a sprawling …

Ritz-Carlton

Gorgeous algae-filled chandelier also purifies the air

It’ll make you green with envy<p>We all know of the air-purifying benefits of plants, whether they’re incorporated in green facades or plopped into parks. But a new creation from London designer and biotechnologist Julian Melchiorri has given biological air-filtering a chic new form: algae-filled …