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Tiny Living on Wheels: Impossibly Small 32-Sq Ft Cabin

He’s been called a “micro-architect” and a genius of small house design, but Derek Diedricksen is really more of a big thinker. His impressively tiny …

“De Markies” (The Awning). by Eduard Bohtlingk,

Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners

Who has more experience living in cramped spaces than prisoners? Modeled after a jail cell, the ironically named Freedom Room is a 96-square-foot …

A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale.<p>A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that it is widely unsuited to domestic application. A home, after all, is not a city hall (Brutalism was most extensively rendered in the service of civic structures), and it need …

Architecture

How to Stop Throwing Away Food (and Money)

I feel like a criminal every time I open my refrigerator and see wilted lettuce or old limp celery, or cilantro that turned to a slimy mush in the …

Into the Wild: Prefab Cabins for Year-Round Adventures

How amazing would it be to find the perfect vacation spot and simply plop a pre-fabricated home down on it? That’s the aim of the folks behind …

An Ingenious Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator Lifts a Rider 30 Feet in Seconds | Colossal

<p>Over the last few weeks Ethan Schlussler has been working on a beautifully designed 30-foot-high treehouse and quickly became tired of “climbing a …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Arduino Controlled Solar Fountain

A fountain can make a nice decorative fixture for your garden. But it isn’t always easy to run a power cord out to where you want it. So I decided to run it on solar power. The system is controlled by an Arduino. This allows you to save energy by programming when the fountain will be turned on.<p>Step …

How to Create a Minimalist Home

1<p><b>Change one room at a time.</b> Unless you’re just moving into a place, it’s hard to simplify an entire house at once. Focus on one room, and let that be …

Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Student Flat by Tengbom Architects

Chances are you’ve experienced dorm life or student housing to some degree and know that it’s sometimes less than desirable. Swedish architecture …

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future

It’s been said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but might it also be good medicine? Walgreens is betting on it with the opening of its solar-powered drugstore of the future — America’s first dedicated retail space that generates all of the energy it needs to operate on-site.<p>Built just north …

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Bringing some of the benefits of electrical power to our off-grid home has been a hit-or-miss affair. Over the years we’ve tried some very simple …

The Miter Box tiny house interior More photos here: http://bit.ly/1cTMlPw

Building a solar power generator - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

• Fetch a small solar panel from market. The solar panel must be one rated and more than 12 volts. You can find the solar panel in an RV or marine …

Shelves Are Made Fun With The PinPres

Playing with your furniture is so much fun! Just ask any kid, which is why they’ll love the PinPres room shelf by OOO My Design that doubles as a …

Giant Tree House Built With Recycled Materials

This incredible tree house design, featuring two floors and even an outdoor, second-story porch, seems way better than anything most of us ever played in as kids! French artist and designer Jean Paul Lespagnard and Maine-based artist Ethan Hayes-Chute collaborated on this unique concept, entitled</i> …

Treehouses

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

A tree grows inside this cylindrical transparent house

The inhabitants of this architectural concept by Masov Aibek might have to sacrifice a great deal of privacy in this towering windowed house, but …

How can I survive a night in the cold?

<i>A:</i><p>On my Knife-Only Survival Courses, students and instructors sleep out in the cold by burrowing into a thick bed made of pine needles. By thick, I mean four to five feet of needles or leaves piled high into a framework of logs. Stack the logs into a rectangular frame about a foot wider and longer …

Product Recalls

The Pursuit of Happiness

The tendency to be happy or not is an inherited trait, but the good news is that this is less than half the story. According to a 2012 study of identical and fraternal twins conducted by a team of scientists from top universities around the world, only about a third of our happiness level is …

Wellness

What Would Survivorman Do?

In the sprawling genre of survival television, there is one man who has managed to earn both huge ratings and the respect of bearded guys with big knives on their belts: Les Stroud, a.k.a. Survivorman. Stroud, 52, grew up in Toronto watching Jacques Cousteau and <i>Tarzan,</i> then became a rock-and-roll …

Slot Machines

2014 Fat Biking Essentials

It seems people can't get enough of fat bikes these days. If you're going to try one out, make sure you've got the right gear.<p>Specialized Fatboy Fat Bike<p>Specialized's Fatboy bike ($2,000) marks the end of the fad phase for fat bikes. At 4.8 inches wide, the house-built Ground Control tires are as …

Simpsons Animator Liz Climo Creates Incredibly Cute Animal Comics on Tumblr

Elizabeth Climo, or simply Liz Climo, is a talented young animator currently working with the everlasting <i>The Simpsons</i> TV-show<i>.</i> When her day job ends, …

The Simpsons

Our Problems and Flaws Turned Into Cartoons by Angel Boligan

Art can be used to express powerful ideas and messages, and Cuban cartoonist Angel Boligan’s political and social cartoons are a perfect example of …

The Arts

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

Japan

How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird

Famous landmarks like the Arc Du Triumph, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sagrada Familia have been photographed countless times by photographers from …

Etymology

This Is What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles at -9°C (15,8°F)

When the weather forecast announced about the unexpected cold from -9°C to -12°C last week, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly decided to …

Weather

Old Father Christmas

Old Father Christmas<p>by William Ewart Lockhart<p>Oil on canvas, 53 x 73 cm<p>Collection: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow