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Hyperloop's test track will be "closest thing to teletransportation"

A test track for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation network – first conceived by entrepreneur Elon Musk – will begin work in California next …

Good Sound And Good Looks Don't Always Go Hand In Hand But The Ruark R4 Mk3 Is An Exception

While most people pay close attention to the plot and characters when they’re watching a tv show, I have to admit to always having half an eye on what computers, cameras and audio gear are featuring in the background of said tv show. I am always on the lookout for great product placement and, sure …

Articles about grid prefab combines open plan living rugged durability on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to …

Prefab Homes

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Design

Mikado Bookshelves

Inspired by the classic pick-up stick game, this customizable bookcase looks like a sculpture on a wall. Designed by French architect <b>Jean-Francois</b> …

10 Houseplants That Can Survive Even The Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.

Salman Rushdie: These Days, 'Everyone Is Upset All The Time'

Salman Rushdie's new novel, <i>Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,</i> seems to transpose the Arabian Nights of long ago to modern-day New York City. A thunderstorm overturns the city and upsets the laws of the universe with myth and magic.<p>The jinn have come back after an 800-year exile, and …

Literature

High-Brow Hack: Norm Architects Reinvent the Ikea Kitchen

There are plenty of artful Ikea kitchen hacks out there. But the latest designs by Reform of Denmark are in a class of their own. Specializing in …

Remodeling 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

Steel frame windows and doors: The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the 19th century. And their elegant, …

Strange Beauty: How Reading the Classics Will Change You

What is the best sort of life for a human being? Socrates claimed in 400BC that a man lives a happier life if he’s just, even if he is thrown …

Brewing Methods

We love brewing coffee and sharing how to make the perfect cup at home. Click any one of the images to bring you to that brewing method.

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Lomo al Trapo: The Colombian Technique That Will Change the Way You Grill Beef

Remember that scene at the end of <i>Ghostbusters</i> when the boys in gray crack Sigourney Weaver out of the petrified remains of the ghost dog Zuul? Picture that scene at your next dinner party, but instead of a whip-smart and attractive actress emerging from the carbonized crust, it's a perfectly cooked …

Here's How To Cook An Egg INSIDE Of A Burger. You Won't Regret It.

Come on, let's do this.<p>Plop a fried egg on top of a burger patty and there you have it: brunch. Been there, done that. The pairing is tasty, for sure, but the placement isn't so innovative at this point.<p>You can fix this. Want to know how? You should be cooking your egg <i>inside</i> of your hamburger …

Recipes

Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel

LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert Samuel, thought nothing of tearing out the cabinets in their LA …

Before & After: The $350 DIY Kitchen Overhaul in Two Weekends

What do you do when you’re not at work? Brooklyn ceramic artist Suzie Ryu and painter/furniture designer Kana Philip both have demanding jobs by …

Design Debate: Is Exposed Brick For You?

Three experts discuss the triumphs and challenges that come with the industrial-chic look.<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who love exposed brick and those who hate it. Ok, there's likely a handful of people who can go either way on the topic, but few design details stir up such …

30 Amazing Pieces Of Writing Advice From Ray Bradbury’s ‘Zen In The Art Of Writing’

By Kelly Bishop,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1E0Enqo<p><b>1.</b><p>“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”<p><b>2.</b><p>“If you are writing …

Table of Contents: Landscape with Less

This week we’ll explore satisfying ways to landscape with less–less water, less fuss, less clutter. The result? More style, along with serenity in …

Relativism, Absolutism and Epistemic Humility

A reflection on our understanding of reality in the 21st century reveals a disturbing picture about our state of humanity. No longer bound by …

The Islamic historian who can explain why some states fail and others succeed

I have a new Kindle Single out, an essay on the 14th century Islamic historian Ibn Khaldun, who can rightly claim to be called the ‘father of social science’.<p>Ibn Khaldun is underrated in the west, compared to the other great philosophers and historians of the ages, but he enjoys a cult following …

Mid Century Modern style sideboard...

....DIY<p>Inspired by my recent trip to Copenhagen, and the spirit of the Danish architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl, to design and create …

Steal This Look: A Budget-Conscious Deck in Oslo, Norway

The small terrace of Norwegian blogger Nina Holst is a soft blur of dove gray, designed for instant relaxation and light entertaining. Much of the …

At Home with a Master of Recycling in Madrid

Product designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón is the genius behind the PET Lamp, a global project devoted to turning castoff soda bottles into artisan-made …

Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there's no stove or refrigerator

The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn't about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it's about helping you make thoughtful decisions about food and waste.<p>Innovations are everywhere. And much conventional thinking about what a kitchen …

Kitchens

This is Apple Music's worst nightmare - updated

The most remarkable thing about Jim Dalrymple—besides, you know, his facial hair—is his access to people in the know at Apple HQ. A simple “Yep” or …

Science has created the perfect tomato — but grocery stores refuse to sell it

The Garden Gem won't bruise during shipping, it resists many of the major diseases that regularly decimate tomato crops, and it is a flesh-producing powerhouse, turning out up to 22 pounds of tomatoes per plant, which is as productive as the best modern cultivars.<p>But there is one aspect in which …

Tomatoes

These 4 Gadgets Will Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

18 Houseplants That Help Purify Your Home's Air

One NASA study might change how you approach the garden store.<p>You don't need to give us the hard sell on houseplants. Placing some leafy greens onto a coffee table or shelf is a great way to add some texture and breathe a little life into a room. But that's not the only reason to keep them around; …