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See a Stunning NYC Apartment Hidden Inside a Water Tower

We've heard of water towers as art pieces, a hotel with a water tower-turned-bar, and even a speakeasy hidden inside a water tower. But <i>New York</i> magazine's latest <i>Design Hunting</i> issue goes inside something even better: a penthouse apartment built into the <b>water tower of an Upper East Side building</b>. …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Super High Spec Professionally Built Tiny House

Every now and then you come across a tiny house that has been constructed to an incredibly high standard. That’s exactly the case with this stunning …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

IPT architects clads howe farm residence in charred timber planks

<b>the howe farm is a modest contemporary dwelling located on an open 9.5 hectare plot of land in buckinghamshire, UK. local studio IPT architects</b> …

Architecture

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Los Angeles

Articles about sustainable retreat fire devastated site boulder on Dwell.com - Dwell

A natural disaster cleared a property in the Colorado mountains, giving an architect and her family a blank slate on which to...<p>Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Simon Hjermind Jensen, founder and lead …

Architecture

Articles about house week indoor outdoor new zealand getaway on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to any beach …

New Zealand

14 Off-Grid Projects to Cut Your Energy and Water Usage

Whether you’re building a cabin in the woods that’s disconnected from any power or water sources, or just want to reduce your utility bills, going …

21-Year-Old Visually Impaired Artist Has Raised $1 Million for Charity through Stunning Paintings

21-year-old Jeffrey Hanson creates paintings that are so strikingly vivid, it's astonishing to learn that the artist lives with a visual impairment that allows him to only vaguely make out shapes and colors in everyday life. Although legally blind, the painter has used his unique talents to produce …

Art

Articles about complete modern renovation midcentury home washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.<p>In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...<p>A bay window build-out helps a …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about sustainable retirement home tune california landscape on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, …

Architecture

Articles about 8 tips designing budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>Every woman has daydreamed about having a beautiful dressing …

UX Design

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Art

Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.<p>It was the grain of sand that became a pearl. CxMxD, a team of three New York City–based designers, hit upon the idea of a faceted circle while conceptualizing their entry for Add-on’13, an affordable-housing …

Cape Cod

First Light

These Rare Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

Buzz Aldrin claims to have taken the first 'space selfie' during a spacewalk in Nov. 1966. However, a few months earlier<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Castle Rock House by Herbst Architects

Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their namesake practice, Herbst Architects, has<p>Established in 2000 by Lance and Nicola Herbst, their …

Architecture

Archisketch: Sketching App For Architects & Designers

Archisketch, formerly Archipad, is a new iPad sketching app by Urban Design that’s ideal for architects, interior and product designers. While there …

The Most Awesome Dining Table Ever + Some Stuff About Imperfection

I’m not a person who would ever use the word “rustic” to describe my style. I would probably never (never say never) buy something described as “barn …

London: East vs West

Changing Planet<p>It was recently suggested to me that it might be nice to show what my life is like here (aside from the parts that consist of staring blankly at computer screens). I’ve also decided to try weekly posts (look for me here every Tuesday!), so it made sense to write today about the two …

Articles about most popular homes 2014 green on Dwell.com - Dwell

In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics...<p>How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home …

Santa Cruz

Periodic Table "Elemental" sterling silver pendant 14mm -your choice -FEATURED in POPSCI.COM Gift Guide - geek girl collection - chemistry

Periodic Table "Elemental" pendant 14mm -- any element you choose -- geek girl collection -- sterling silver<p>THIS LISTING WAS FEATURED IN THE POPULAR SCIENCE (POPSCI.COM) 2014 "WHAT WE CRAVE" GIFT GUIDE!<br>http://www.popsci.com/gift-guide-what-we-crave-2014/?image=24<p>These hand-stamped sterling silver …

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