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These Prefab Passive Houses Can Reduce Energy Use by 90 Percent

An architecture firm and a construction firm team up to provide affordable eco-friendly pre-made homes.<p>It seems like everywhere you look these days you see homes covered with solar panels. If Tesla's recent announcement about solar roof tiles is any indicator, this trend is here to stay. While …

Renewable Energy

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Vintage tips to green clean your home

Get spring cleaning the natural way with our vintage life hacks to green clean your home.<p>Created in partnership with Good Energy, we've used top tips …

Mondo is a smarter debit card – and it could replace your bank

Every time I’ve used my debit card to buy something or withdraw cash from an ATM over the past couple of weeks, my Apple Watch has instantly buzzed to give me a running total of how much I’ve spent so far that day.<p>It feels like I’m living in the future of money management – and maybe I am. I’ve …

How to Work from Home and Be Crazy Productive, Even If You’re Lazy

In this day and age, working from home is super common for a lot of jobs. It’s also a task that can be very hard to master (we all know not to work from bed, but what if your couch is just as comfy?). I know the struggle all too well as a freelance writer. I try to be as efficient as possible when …

Productivity

Despite Lavish Subsidies, Fossil Fuel Loses In Latest IEA Forecast

Renewables represent the future, even if they get far less in subsidies than fossil fuels. At least according to the data in the latest report from the International Energy Agency.<p>The agency’s World Energy Outlook 2015 provides a comprehensive forecast of the use and consumption of energy …

Renewable Energy

Electric-car drivers don’t pay their share? Actually, no one does

The annual registration fees for electric cars implemented by several U.S. states have been the subject of much controversy.<p>Electric-car advocates view the fees as a form of harassment, and a hindrance to electric-car sales.<p>But advocates of the fees claim they just force drivers to pay their fair …

Electric Vehicles

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Retirement

Stunning White Henna-Like Tattoos Look Like Lace Draped Over Skin

While some people take the plunge and adorn themselves with permanent tattoos, many others like to know that their body art isn't forever. We've featured stunning temporary tattoos before, such as vintage florals and metallic patterns, and now these henna-inspired designs have caught our eye. The …

Body Art

Smart thermostat program could cut energy bills

Looking to move energy savings beyond light bulbs, a coalition of utilities, environmental groups and government agencies announced a new Chicago-area heating and cooling program Thursday that they said could lower some electricity and gas bills by more than $100 a year.<p>The initiative hinges on …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

The extension

I really think that the national pastime of Australians is renovating and the the holy grail is the house extension. We all have dreams of taking a …

Urban Carbon Efficiency Could Save Trillions

The global discussion about cutting carbon emissions often centers on how much it would cost in the short term. But in the long term, trillions of …

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow …

Clean Energy

11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

Psychology

8 Weird But Effective Strategies for Saving Time

Got a minute? No, you say?<p>You need not be a superhero to effectively manage your time at the office. You just need some simple solutions that will allow you to maximize your efficiency. Here are eight weird but effective strategies for managing your time even when you work in a busy office with …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Self-improvement

Articles about madrid couple remake apartment one their childhood buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.<p>When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>A family of four makes a piece of New York history home.<p>With LEED-certified …

Architecture

Articles about going coastal on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.<p>Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a...<p>One ground-shaking day in January this year will go down in history.<p>A spiral staircase provides a prismatic path from floor to …

MIT Media Lab

Articles about grandson frank lloyd wright constructs peaceful prefab near legends famed school on Dwell.com - Dwell

A scion of Frank Lloyd Wright erects a modular hillside retreat near the architect’s estate.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>From early modular construction to a portfolio of homes based in the Midwest, we take a look at the prefab residences designed …

Architecture

Articles about master stroke on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the...<p>The reigning couple of colorful design complement their pastel-meets-neon palette with a new take on texture.<p>Danish architect Hans J. Wegner is considered a pioneering …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about modern green concept house south korea on Dwell.com - Dwell

The E+ Green Home, a concept house located an hour outside Seoul, not only points the way to a greener South Korea, it may well...<p>In South Carolina's Lowcountry, a contemporary house soars amid the oaks and alligators.<p>When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he …

Architecture

Articles about cozy home portland under 800 square feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...<p>It’s not every local homes tour that merits attention beyond a city’s borders.<p>A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the …

Ho Chi Minh City

Articles about clean lines and recycled materials compose modern los angeles home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A sustainable building leader in Los Angeles combines mindful design with eco-friendly practices.<p>Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...<p>The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the recipients of its 34th …

Lindsay Lohan

Articles about brooklyn couple rehabilitate 19th century duplex on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by rehabilitating a 19th-century tenement to reveal decades of layers and scores of...<p>Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>Inspired by the character of their landmarked building from …

Architecture

Articles about 7 coastal scandinavian homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.<p>For all the joys of beachfront living, it’s not without its risks.<p>The all-American concept of the Kit Home had its heyday in the first half of the 20th century and used to be …

Architecture

Articles about 7 striking backyard transformations on Dwell.com - Dwell

As head of retail development and legal counsel leasing for American Apparel, Michael Pozner spends a lot of time sorting out the...<p>Whether it be for utility, storage, a studio, or a guest retreat, a backyard abode provides an opportunity to create architecture...<p>Affordable gestures abound in this …

Swiss Alps
Architecture