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IKEA Releases the YPPERLIG Collection from HAY

The President of Rhode Island School of Design, furniture designer/maker Rosanne Somerson was considered a rabble rouser in her youth for attempting …

This prefab house will help you shrink your carbon footprint

This adorable cottage is from South Korea, where it meets the needs of a two-child nuclear family in only 376 square feet of space. This is a …

Prefab Homes

These Are the Top 7 Superfoods According to Pinterest

“You are what you eat, from your head down to your feet.” Everyone’s favorite ’80s throwback PSA Time for Timer had a catchy tune and lyrics that got us through many a pop quiz in health class, and the message remains on point today. That’s why we love our superfoods! Superfoods are the foods …

Articles about fertile grounds on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nestled in an apple grove in Sebastopol, California, the Orchard House is a rural idyll.<p>A cornerstone of Portland, Oregon’s plan to eradicate homelessness, the Bud Clark Commons supportive housing project proves that...<p>High school students at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall school in Massachusetts got an …

Architecture

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Why Eating For Your Microbiome Is The Key To A Healthy Weight

At this point, there’s really no need to harp on the statistics revealing the obesity epidemic in America. We’ve been bombarded by numbers—but the …

Minimalist Lake Jasper home has multi-use bleachers instead of typical furniture

Canadian architects Architecturama have designed a breathtaking and surprisingly quirky white cedar-clad home on Canada's tranquil Lake Jasper. The …

Design

Visionary residence in Idaho comprised of rammed earth

<b>Ward + Blake Architect’s</b> have designed an incredible rammed earth home complete with a green roof, located on a sprawling site in Squirrel, Idaho. …

Architecture

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you

When we fail to come up with the results we were hoping for, we wonder whether we just aren't working or concentrating hard enough. We've come to consider focus and being on as "good," and idleness—especially if it goes on for too long—as "bad" and unproductive. We feel guilty if we spend too much …

Creativity

Explore a Terraformed Micro World in ‘Ecosynthesis’

Multimedia artist Philip Klawitter returns with a new orbital video of a micro planet with its own thriving ecosystem of moss, larvae, and spiders.<p>Santiago, Chile-based multimedia artist Philip Klawitter is a maker of micro worlds, a terraformer on the super-small scale. Last year he used macro …

A New York Apartment with Amazing Modern Art and Stunning Details

Fluted walls, textured floors, and more.<p>Fluted walls, textured floors, and the most comfortable sofa — the secret to Phoebe and James Howard's stunning design is all in the details.

Interior Design

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …