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Experience history and culture with a cup of green tea in these beautiful Kamakura temple gardens

Although Kyoto served as Japan’s capital before the imperial residence was moved to Tokyo in the 19th century, for roughly 150 years the real seat of …

A Parking Garage Becomes a NYC Townhouse with Drama

By the 1990s, this old coal delivery garage had been replaced by a parking garage with a small residence above it. The people that bought it turned …

New York City

Cassell Street: A Contemporary Byzantine Residence

This South Yarra residence, located on Cassell Street, was designed with a personal connection to the client’s heritage. With a strong, rectilinear …

Architecture

A Shingle-Style Home in Cambridge Gets a Modern Renovation

aamodt / plumb architects were hired to renovate a shingle-style home on Professors’ Row in Cambridge, Massachusetts where they were tasked with …

Home Improvement

FRAME: A House Built with Exposed Concrete to Reduce Costs

With rising construction costs and a shortage of workers and materials happening in Japan due to earthquake recovery and preparation for the 2020 …

Home Improvement

A 1970’s Concrete Apartment Gets a Bold Renovation

Situated in Chipinque, which is a part of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains in Northeastern Mexico, this apartment is located within a 1970’s …

Interior Design

How to Create Better App Icons, 6 Tips from Apple.

This is a guest post by Martin LeBlanc, the founder of IconFinder, a search engine for icons. You can follow him on twitter here<p>Shortly after the WWDC event in San Francisco in June, a plethora of iOS7 resources became available on the web. Throughout the hundreds of sessions, speakers and …

Facebook Launches Cross-Device Reporting for Ads

Facebook today launched a new feature for advertisers: cross-device reporting for ads. In short, marketers can now see where users saw an ad and where they converted, across mobile apps and the Web.<p>To view cross-device conversions for campaigns, go to Facebook Ad Reports, click Edit Columns, and …

This Is The Best Time To Book Your Hotel Room In 25 Cities Around The World

You know the sweet spot for booking your airfare is 54 days before takeoff. But how about your hotel room?<p>While hotel room prices are more stable than flight tickets, there is a science to booking your accommodations, too.<p>Agoda.com analyzed booking data from "hundreds of thousands of guests" who …

6 Trainers' Favorite Exercises for Stronger, Sculpted Arms

Get seriously impressive guns with these six smart moves.<p>Strong arms are like a badge of honor for all the time you spend getting your fitness on. So that you can give others major arm envy, we asked six trainers for their top moves—and they brought us some seriously muscle-building ones. Try them …

In Case of Emergency: What to Do When Your Vacation Turns into a Nightmare

<i>By Tommy Burson</i><p>Traveling isn't always a stress-free, smooth-sailing, relaxing-on-the-beach-while-sipping-mojitos experience. Unexpected emergencies -- be it a broken ankle, an lost passport, or a bout of food poisoning -- can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. So how do you prepare for a …

Jet Lag

Strong, Fast, and Ripped: The Training Plan

This training program is designed to improve your speed, agility, quickness, and explosiveness. It will make you faster in every direction. And it will help you lose fat and build muscle. So it not only trains you to be a better athlete—but to look like one, too.<p>And yes, it'll also give you one …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

UX Design