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Bathroom of the Week: An Economical Plywood Bath in Tahoe

Earlier today, we featured the Coachman Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California—what we think is the first (and only) good-looking hotel in the area. …

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Build Lean Muscle with Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling

<b>So, you want to get leaner and build some muscle?</b> This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach the ultimate goal than you think. …

Efficient Tiny House Crafted By Ex-Boat Builder Can Go Off-Grid

The airy abode generates enough solar energy power itself and do a load of laundry<p>When a former carpenter and boat builder constructs a tiny house for you, you're going to expect stellar woodworking and craftsmanship. This is precisely the case with this rad tiny house designed by Jeff Hobbs of New …

Off-grid

Shotgun Chameleon house in Houston designed to help its owners offset their mortgage

Taking influences from the vernacular houses of the southern US, this low-cost house in Houston by ZDES architects is designed to accommodate a …

Architecture

Super Clever Small Space Solution: The Transforming Living Cube

(Image credit: Design Milk)<p>To fit a lot of things into a little space, sometimes you have to get creative. For a San Francisco loft apartment that's …

Small Spaces

Trio of wooden cabins forms Little House on the Ferry in rural Maine

US design-and-build firm Go Logic has completed a summer house on the rocky coastline of Maine made up of three wooden cabins, each linked by …

Articles about cozy finnish home would not be complete without sauna on Dwell.com - Dwell

A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the kitchen, the fireplace, and the sauna.<p>A modern dwelling by Brazilian design firm Atria cohesively embraces simplicity and abstraction.<p>Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.<p>Building on the site …

Sonoma County

The Ancient Party Barn

OMG I am in love. You all know how much we love a good conversion..... This award-winning conversion of an 18th century threshing barn, dairy and …

Articles about rock boat on Dwell.com - Dwell

New Zealand architect Davor Popadich invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s home on Auckland’s...<p>Katja and Adam Thom’s cabin, on an exposed postglacial archipelago in Canada’s windswept Georgian Bay, is more than eight miles...<p>The Houdini-like designers behind this …

Architecture

Proust on What Art Does for the Soul and How to Stop Letting Habit Blunt Our Aliveness

“Artists are people who strip habit away and return life to its deserved glory.”<p><i>“There are few things humans are more dedicated to than unhappiness,”</i> philosopher <b>Alain de Botton</b> writes in the opening sentence of the intensely rewarding <b>How Proust Can Change Your Life</b> (<i>public library</i>). Among the key …

X-Float / agaligo studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Aside from the lush, mountainous landscape and famous River Kwai Bridge, Karnchanaburi is well known for …

Architecture

Articles about modular beachside getaway australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

This mesmerizing micro home offers an incredible experience at an affordable price in Greece.<p>In most cases, areas in a home are designated by their use and separated into different rooms accordingly.<p>A pair of married architects put their exacting taste to work on their own family getaway in the …

Prefab Homes

Simone Weil on Attention and Grace

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”<p><i>“Attention without feeling,”</i> Mary Oliver wrote in her beautiful elegy for her soul mate, <i>“is only a report.”</i> To fully feel life course through us, indeed, we ought to befriend our own attention, that “intentional, unapologetic …

I gave a talk on Virginia Woolf a few years ago. During the question-and-answer period that followed it, the subject that seemed to most interest a number of people was whether Woolf should have had children.

I gave a talk on Virginia Woolf a few years ago. During the question-and-answer period that followed it, the subject that seemed to most interest a …

Literature

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

Prefab Homes

Articles about grid island house new zealand connects outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

A remote beachside cottage evokes the spirit of camping trips.<p>A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>On New Zealand’s Great …

Nassau County

Beautiful Houses: Floatwing, a houseboat

Today we will show you a really cool houseboat, a project designed by a firm called Friday. The nice thing about this boathouse is that it was …

Boating

Exquisite solar-powered wooden house in Spain boasts a tiny ecological footprint

This small prefab studio in Spain is a great example of what passive design can achieve. Barcelona-based DOM Arquitectura thoroughly studied the …

Shape shifter: the builder’s yard turned into an award-winning house

By doing away with halls and corridors, this hidden house squeezes every inch out of the space<p>Sandwiched between a row of unremarkable terraces and a white-rendered apartment block, this acclaimed home in Forest Gate, east London offers little evidence of its existence from the street. Folding …

Architecture

Building a Small Sailboat

Last fall I was walking along a Long Island Sound beach with my eight-year old son looking at driftwood. He asked me if we could collect some …

Woodworking

Articles about first class cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Streamlined and tactile, Finell’s boxes reflect the brand’s polished sensibility.<p>In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural …

Architecture

Kitchen love

Kitchens are on my mind at the moment. My own is way overdue for a complete renovation. I'm drawn to these raw but beautifully crafted, rough but …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

1/11<p>POD Idladla<p>If simple living means living happier, you’ll find bliss in the 186-square-foot POD-Idladla, a compact prefab home for two that can …

Prefab Homes

Eleven things ultra-productive people do differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge–there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p>We all want to get more out of life. …

Time Management

Articles about eco friendly new hampshire homes stands out its simplicity on Dwell.com - Dwell

YLighting recently alerted us to the new energy-efficient lighting designs they're carrying online.<p>Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.<p>An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the …

New Hampshire

Articles about 6 all black facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

A dramatic house in Australia drew its architectural inspiration from Mies van der Rohe but got its color from fresh tomato sauce.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where …

Logging

Articles about house week charming garden outbuilding on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from …

New Jersey