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Unusual Door Designs from Brazil, Part 2: Garage Doors with Style

These look rather labor-intensive to build<p>Breaking News: Americans have, like, totally lame garage doors.<p>Brazilians, on the other hand, have awesome …

São Paulo

19th Century Sea Captain's Home Converted into Modern Santorini Cave

Located in the town of Oia, Greece is 1864 – The Sea Captain's House, a luxury hotel that overlooks the gorgeous seaside landscape on Santorini island. The lodging, which was once a 19th-century sea captain's home (as the name suggests), has been converted into several stunning accommodations, …

Architecture

Japan New National Stadium

Vertically Unchallenged: The Gramovox Floating Record Player

Co-founder and CEO of Gramovox, Pavan Bapu, believes in the warmth of vinyl. He also believes the long-lived appreciation of records isn’t just about …

Audiophile

Articles about how-eames-lounge-and-6-other-classic-pieces-furniture-came-be on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small space dwellers will appreciate this hardworking, space-saving table, desk, standing desk and coffee table in one.<p>I know, I know, the Eames Shell Chair is totally ubiquitous, which is part of why this Herman Miller film from the Eames Office...<p>After World War II, Chicago’s design elite flocked …

Furniture

A Holiday Home on the West Coast Peninsula in South Africa

Looking for a holiday home, a young family reached out to SAOTA to design a house where extended family and friends could stay while also focusing on …

Architecture

Articles about how design green on Dwell.com - Dwell

Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.<p>The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these...<p>Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the Subject of Green …

Green Design

Innovative Turning Boxes Adapting Sharifi-ha House to the Climate Changes of Tehran

<b>Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni</b> completed the design and development of <b>Sharifi-ha House</b>, an innovative residence that can ingeniously adapt to the …

9 Outrageous Homes For Rent

Looking for a unique vacation?<p>Looking for a unique vacation? For your next getaway stay in one of these over-the-top rentals.

Today's Design Secret

ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.<p>ELLE DECOR design experts reveal the tricks and tips behind the most beautiful rooms.

National Geographic Travel

15 of the best natural bridges around the world | CNN Travel

The New Heart of Old Athens

The pillars of the Acropolis are glowing in sunset gold and crimson glory as I meander down Ermou Street to Monastiraki—a pedestrian enclave in the heart of old <b>Athens</b>.<p>When I reach the ancient Byzantine monastery that gives the area its name, a maze of side streets splinters off, leading to a …

Inspiring Kitchen Makeover Adapted To A Family Of Six in Virginia, USA

A family of six relocated from California to Virginia and purchased a large home, but knew the kitchen area needed a total transformation. The …

Alessandra Branca's Fun and Casual Tablescape

A lush 19th-century wallpaper mural provides a playful backdrop for a casual lunch with friends.<p>"There should be yin and yang on every table. 'The mix' is what it's all about," Branca says.<p>"I set tables for fun — they're not too formal. That's how I live. I love to mix old and new, different …

A Kitchen Gets Renovated With a Classic Kid's Toy

If you thought your days of playing with Legos were over, think again.<p>You can build miniature castles, spaceships, and robots with Legos, but what about an actual working kitchen? Well thanks to , this idea is now a reality. The pair designed the Munchausen LEGO kitchen, which features an IKEA …

The Right Flowers For Every Occasion (And Feeling)

The perfect blooms.<p>Our friends at The Salonniere recently shared the secret language of flowers, which got us thinking: Who wouldn't want to know the perfect bloom for every emotion and occasion? PLUS: Don't miss their history on the topic

Christie Brinkley Selling Her Island Home at a Discount

The model's three-bedroom beachfront home is available at a discount.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i><p>The price is down for the Uptown Girl's island getaway, which she's lowered to $9 million after initially listed at $10.75 million in late 2013. The 3,400-square-foot home, known as "Lucky House," has three …

An East Hampton Home Takes a Modern Approach

Just because you’re out in the Hamptons, doesn’t mean your place has to scream cottage or beach home. Instead, you can take the approach that Mojo …

10 Designer Tricks to a Perfectly-Styled Coffee Table

How to marry function and style.<p>For these 10 designers, the living room workhorse is an opportunity to marry function and style.

Paper Play: A New Book About the Art of Papercraft from Gingko Press | Colossal

<p>Just published by Gingko Press, Paper Play is a new 256-page book exploring the use of paper in contemporary art and design. The book features no …

Articles about dogs who love modern design on Dwell.com - Dwell

Single mod-loving gal seeks North Jersey split-level for a match made in Hoboken.<p>Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea.<p>This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and …

Music Festivals

How Fashion Legend Issey Miyake Stays Creative

At 76, Miyake is still trying to make people think critically about design.<p>Japanese designer Issey Miyake retired many years ago from catwalk shows and seasonal collections, leaving a team of disciples to take care of the clothes. But Miyake, who is as famous for engineering the perfect pleat as he …

Clothing

National Geographic Travel

Stalking on a Saturday

It's a little bit rock and roll and a little bit disco. It's a little bit wham bam glam and a little bit suburban. It's a whole lot of HDR …

The Designer Is In: An Optimist at Home in Notting Hill

London designer Charles Mellersh is obsessed with the way good design can improve the quality of life. This weekend he talks about his design …