Maria Gabriela Fong

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The Trick That Turns Your Grill Into a Top-Notch Smoker

It's called the snake method, and it's free!<p>They say that a great charcoal grill is just a so-so smoker. But do you really need to buy a $600 smoker to give your brisket the delectable flavor you seek? Weber's all-in-one chef, cookbook author, and food blogger Jamie Purviance says you don't have to …

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

AP<p>In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

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From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>Adorned with succulents and sunlight, this compact Brooklyn pad is the perfect home base for a creative couple.<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical …

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Skilpod micro houses are zero or plus energy homes you can rent in Belgium

Flexibility and energy efficiency make for a perfect combination when it comes to modular architecture. The tiny Skilpod houses offer all of the …

A Transformer Apartment That Does More With Less

• 1 |<p>The largest and most notable element of the apartment is the massive sliding wall that contains a televisions and audio equipment. When nestled to …

Smartphone-controlled microfarming system can grow veggies in tiny spaces

Homegrown fruits and vegetables might seem like an impossibility in a small apartment, but students at MIT are working on a way to garden …

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

Articles about compact prefab vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in …

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Point Zero's homes combine energy-efficient construction and health-oriented design without sacrificing the comfort or aesthetics...<p>With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.<p>Due to its shape and size this living room presented …

Cinder Sensor Cooker: Sous vide cooking without the bags or water

Sous vide is based on the idea that the most important factor isn't the time it takes to cook something, but the temperature that the food reaches. …

7 Remarkable Vegetables You Can Regrow From Simple Table Scraps

Image source: Buzzfeed<p>If you have ever wondered how you could cut your grocery bill while cutting back on food scraps, here is an idea for you and …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

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Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went …

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Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...<p>Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm …

A Jury-Rigged Nintendo Power Glove Animates Robot Chicken

Now you’re playing with power.<p>To many of us who grew up in the 1980s, the Nintendo Power Glove was our first real heartbreak. We fell in love with the marketing of a glove that would allow us to reach out and touch our video games, and we were devastated when we learned the ultrasonic positioning …

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Outdoor living: Top RVs, campers and tents of 2014

Tentsile Vista multi-story tree tent<p>Since we first featured Tentsile in 2012, the company has continued to impress us with its suspended tents. Other …

Washington D.C: Political Matchbox & Spicy Devils

Sculpture Garden / National Gallery of Art / House I by Roy Lichtenstein<p>Finding parking for the tiny house near D.C. was trickier than most of our …

Nixie wants to give rock climbers (and other adventurers) a flying camera drone on a wrist

Nixie has created a wearable, flyable camera that sits on your wrist and takes off when you need that special selfie. One of its target customers is the rock climber, who is often so busy hanging on to a cliff for dear life that he or she doesn’t have hands available to shoot a selfie.<p>The device, …

Vina’s Tiny House

I am a designer who always wanted to design and build my own house, but I couldn’t find a way to afford it. With the tiny house movement, I found a …

3 Beautiful Homes Under 500 Square Feet

• 1 |<p>The first home we are featuring comes in at only 32 square meters (344 square feet).<p>2 |<p>A beautiful wood platform bed is separated from the main …

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A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>The stacked but flexible scheme is modern, urban, and …

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A professor takes the first step toward creating a new model for the city.<p>Limited Edition for Holiday...<p>From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>As I reported earlier, the Kimball Art Center in Park City, …

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Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …