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A Bold Experiment In Building Homes The Middle Class Can Afford

Homeownership has become the great American (pipe) dream but Jonathan Tate thinks there’s a more inclusive way to build.<p>Sandwiched between a nondescript duplex and industrial warehouse in the Irish Channel neighborhood of New Orleans, a modern, two-story home stands out from its neighbors thanks to …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

Personal Finance

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

Virtual Reality

Renting a Home Could Become the New Normal

Homeownership rates have been falling for the last decade.<p>Is renting a home the new American dream? A report by the Urban Institute projects that …

How laser scans and VR are preserving London's hidden 'Mail Rail'

Deep in the heart of London, buried beneath 70 feet of soil and concrete, lies a hidden underground railway. For almost 80 years, the UK's "Mail Rail" transported letters and parcels between the capital's main post offices and a few overground train stations, where they could then be delivered …

5 American habits I had to give up when I traveled for 22 months straight

Freshly 24, I had just spent a year teaching English in the Korean capital.<p>Next stop: Beijing, on the way to Lanzhou, an industrial town in the center of China, where I'd celebrate the Spring Festival with my friend and his family.<p>It was the start of the Big Trip.<p>Though I didn't set out with a firm …

San Antonio

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

The Most Infamous Graffiti Artists Of 1970s New York City

In the crime-ridden New York of the ’70s, trains were wild canvases. Here, the work of 12 graffiti kings and their stories.<p>In 2014, New York City’s subway cars look mostly homogenous, with exteriors of blank steel and interiors decorated with the smiling faces of Venmo Lucas and Dr. Zizmor. But in …

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Architizer

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Emory Allen - The Fox Is Black

We’re big fans of Minneapolis based illustrator Emory Allen and his seemingly endless amount of creativity. You may remember his Exquisite Beast …

Introducing the Core77 ShopBot Series: A Hands-On Look at Desktop CNC Milling

To the uninitiated, a CNC mill might sound like a complicated, intimidating and excessively expensive machine to own and operate. And that might have …

Tilt Brush Is Like Microsoft Paint For The Year 2020

Inside a virtual reality headset, digital sketches become awesome sculptures.<p>Facebook, Samsung, and Sony are all producing immersive, virtual reality headsets. We already know what that means for video games, but how might VR change digital creation? Tilt Brush gives us a taste of this brave new …

Virtual Reality

Frenetic Spray-painted Birds by ‘L7m’ | Colossal

<p>Here’s a collection of murals and canvases from street artist L7m (previously) who paints interpretations of birds that morph from realistic into …

Entrepreneurial Leadership Can Save Any Business

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you have to keep learning and changing to survive. Everyone on the startup team knows there is no buffer, and no personal isolation from impact based on your job description that can save you. Thus everyone has to make sure they are focusing on …

Amusing "Cartoon Bombing" Cleverly Interacts With Surroundings

For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store …

Portable

Multi-layered Laser-cut Wood Artworks by Martin Tomsky | Colossal

<p>Freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky is gifted in the art of laser cutting wood. He creates everything from tiny pendants and …

Artist ‘Bordalo II’ Brings Trash and Found Objects to Life on the Streets of Lisbon | Colossal

<p>For the past few months Portuguese artist Bordalo II (previously) has been stalking the streets of Lisbon looking for heaps of trash. Using mounds …

The Unforbidden Cyclist – Art Print by 100copies

The Unforbidden Cyclist – the last design of the tire print series by Thomas Yang of 100copies.<p>Here it comes, the last artwork of the tire print …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Articles about minimalist duplex venice california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...<p>Our kitchen island modern lighting adds to the minimalist feel of this California home.<p>Crane.tv, the excellent video magazine focusing on design and contemporary …

Minimalism

11 Ideas For Building Your Own Modern Furniture From Scratch

A new book teaches you to make your own chairs from PVC pipes, tables from pizza crispers, and lamps from cardboard.<p>The closest many of us have ever come to making our own furniture is piecing together the contents of an Ikea flatpack. But no matter how many mass-produced Grundtals and Dagstorps …