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Holy Ship! This Container Home-Trend Will Make You Want to Live INSIDE the Box

Whether you're an apartment dweller who dreams of owning a home, or a house hunter who longs for something a little different from the norm, there's a housing trend that will suit your desire: the shipping container home trend. While not necessarily brand new, the trend of utilizing metal cargo …

Shipping Containers

A Chinese mother raising her son in the US reveals the biggest differences between American and Chinese parenting

My son was born in the US to a Chinese mother and a British father. He may speak fluent Mandarin, use chopsticks, say "lift" instead of "elevator," and enjoy Weetabix and crumpets at breakfast, but he calls New York home.<p>There's much more to multicultural parenting than language and food. In the …

Diapers

Iceland-inspired tiny house ships flat-packed for under $50K

“What would you do with 320 square feet?” That’s the question put forth by the adorable and affordable Plús Hús, an Iceland-inspired tiny dwelling …

Australia's new bubble tents provide the ultimate skygazing experience

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australia has its fair share of memorable glamping experiences, but none quite as illuminating as the new Bubbletent retreat in New South Wales' Capertee Valley.<p>Each of the three transparent, inflatable, air-locked dome tents is named after a different constellation: Leo, Cancer and Virgo. …

New Zealand

Beautiful Industrial Design for Home Workstation

Adolfo Navarro and Joshua Allen shared an amazing industrial design project on their Behance profile titled Tenderete. Tenderete is a home …

The $26,300 Muji Hut

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Design<br>• Home<p>The Muji Hut is a $26,300 (¥ 3,000,000) home designed for those who like the idea of minimalist living, and …

North America

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

Home Decorating

The Audiophiliac picks the best speakers of 2017

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Audiophile

An affordable audiophile amplifier wows the Audiophiliac

The Audiophiliac checks out another piece of Schiit audio gear, the Vidar stereo amp.<p>I reviewed Schiit's overachieving $699 Freya all-tube preamplifier last weekend, now it's the matching $699 Vidar solid-state power amplifier's turn, and it's a honey!<p>Let's start with a quick rundown of the things …

Audiophile

16 reasons why Lithuania should be your next holiday destination

Lithuania is celebrating 100 years of independence. Sort of. While it shook off more than a century of Tsarist rule on February 16, 1918, it was reoccupied at the end of the Second World War and only regained its freedom in 1990. Nevertheless, the country is marking the centenary, as is sure to be …

Carbonized Wood: A Traditional Japanese Technique That Has Conquered the World

Ancestral, vernacular and minimalist; for many, these three words have come to define the architecture of Japan, a country that has served as a …

Here's the Trick to Making Golden, Juicy Chicken Breast

<b>Pat the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.</b> Thoroughly dry the chicken on all sides with paper towels. Season with the salt and pepper on …

Chicken Breast

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs That Taste Like Real-Deal BBQ

You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, …

BBQ

Lego Ultimate Collector's Series Millennium Falcon

It's not just the Ultimate Lego <i>Star Wars</i> collectible. It's arguably the most desirable Lego set in existence. Clocking in at 7,541 pieces, the new …

Mid Century Modern Find of the Week: Hans Wegner GE-240 Lounge Chair

This Danish modern lounge chair, model GE-240, was designed by Hans Wegner for Getama in 1955.<p>It's crafted in quartersawn oak, with flawless joinery …

Furniture

Dark Side of the Moon: Nissan Unveils Trio of Midnight Edition Trucks

Astronomy

2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X Diesel Review - Long-Term Update 5

Gear & Gadgets

Crane: A Playful, Kinetic Lamp Bringing Back the Joy of Mechanical Devices

The Crane Lampis a playful, movable light by London-based design studio Animaro. The lamp changes dramatically in height and shape, with a form …

Furniture

Portugal's custard doughnuts that sell like hot cakes

Bolas de berlim are creamy filled confections that sell out twice a day in the small Portuguese port town of Viana do Castelo<p>Late afternoon in the pretty town of Viana do Castelo on the north Portugal coast and a long queue of people wait patiently outside Pastelaria-Confeitaria Manuel Natário, an …

European Travel

Nuts About this Lighting!

We’re just nutty about the Nut-C collection of pendant style lighting! Inspired by the designers favorite type, the top wood section with an …

Hazelnut

This is the World's Happiest Country

Find out which place made it to the top of the list in 2017.<p>What makes a country happy? The United Nations considers the answer with its annual World Happiness Report, ranking a total of 155 countries. Key ingredients for well-being include longer healthy years of life, more social support, trust …

Small Space Swimming: Lap Pools Reloaded

The last post I wrote about lap pools has been viewed 77 thousand times, because if there's one thing the internet loves more than a beautiful …

Swimming Pools

Mid Century Modern Find of the Week: Candy-Striped Model 97 Rocker

This gorgeous Danish modern rocker was designed by Holger Georg Jensen for Tønder Møbelværk in 1958.<p>This piece is known as Model 97, and these …

Furniture

The bench that plays mind-games!

“Defying expectation, hard becomes soft”. The Stix bench uses 121 spring-loaded wooden members as a part of its hard-yet-soft upper surface. Upon …

Furniture

The Iconic Barcelona Chair Featured In Stylish Interior Designs

The Barcelona chair is an iconic piece, the materialization of the “less is more” concept and an important product of the modern movement. It was …

Interior Design

Tiny house GIF shows how to build one from scratch

So you want to DIY a tiny house?<p>While we love to share awesome tiny houses you can order directly from builders, some folks might prefer to roll up their sleeves and build the whole thing themselves. After all, DIY design and construction offers the most customization in terms of layouts, …

A chair designed to surprise you

Nice looking chair, right? Reminds me of the Solid Gray Hardshell Backpack, if I’m being honest. However the incredible thing about the chair isn’t …

Industrial Design

The 9 Essential Things to Pack for a Picnic

Picnics and outdoor movies are some of the best parts of summer — and we like to be ready for them at a moment's notice. You can take care of all the …

Picnics

Mid Century Modern Find of the Week: Danish Modern Lounge Chair by Frederik Kayser

This armchair was designed by Fredrik Kayser for Vatne Lenestolfabrik.<p>It's timeless, bridging the gap between modern and traditional …

Furniture

These 13 Teal Paint Colors Will Instantly Brighten Up Any Room

We’re crazy about blue when it comes to paint lately, and it’s not your typical pale shade or cobalt… Oh no—we’re crushing on teal. Why this poppy …