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Skylights, Whitewashed Flooring Enlighten German Country House

Taking on a country house renovation is a job for creative, solution-oriented teams. This old house in Visbek, Germany, was renovated by Reichel …

Architecture

What Is Mid-Century Modern, and Why Do We Love It So Much?

We all know that styles are cyclical and, of course, the world of interior design is not exempt. The best aesthetics will be popular again and again. …

The 20 Most Visually Enticing Stone Facades Ever Presented on Freshome

Charming and mysterious at the same time, stone facades continue to be a widespread exterior design choice at a time when new construction materials …

Framing

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro

If you’re like most people, your cabinets take up the most visible space in your kitchen. That’s great when they’re in good shape; but if they aren’t …

Home Improvement

Could the Empire State Building Have Been Built with Wood?

Michael Green has teamed up with Finnish forestry company Metsä Wood and Equilibrium Consulting to redesign the Empire State Building with wood as …

Bookshelves Throughout Define the Fascinating Library House in Portland

<b>Jessica Helgerson</b> completed the development of the <b>Library House</b>, an inspirational private refuge in Oregon, USA. This project was a complete remodel …

Interior Design

Norwegian mass killer admitted into university program

Anders Behring Breivik, the convicted Norwegian killer, has been admitted to the University of Oslo’s political science program, the university’s rector said Friday.<p>Breivik, 36, is a right-wing extremist serving 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in a politically motivated bomb-and-gun …

How to run Skype on a Chromebook

No, Chromebooks can't yet run Skype natively. A Google tool to package Android apps for Chrome OS, however, is a handy workaround for Skype on your …

Google

A-Frame ReThink / Bromley Caldari Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> On a stunning site with panoramic water views and wonderful exposures to the changing light of the day …

Bamboom: Elora Hardy's TED Talk on Bamboo's Exploding Popularity

Perhaps the most surprising thing about bamboo - besides being an entirely natural, sustainable material with the tensile strength of steel that can …

Family Home in California With Outstanding Kitchen Design

What is most striking about this contemporary family home is the kitchen design. It focuses all the attention on the need for natural light and aired …

Is Your Christianity Shaped by Plato or the Bible?

<i>Image by lentina_x via Flickr</i>The <i>Timaeus</i> is a work that Plato wrote that addresses the questions: “What is <i>that which always is</i> and has no becoming, …

PLATO

Modern Forest House Dedicated to Blues Music: Black House Blues

A couple in love with the blues imagined their life together. Painting the picture, they needed a place that would magnify this passionate love for …

Blues Music

Google’s $100 Chromebit stick can turn any standard display into a PC

Source: Google blog<p>What if you could carry your full computer around between home, office, school and/or client locations as easily and lightly as …

Six Walls House / Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The plot just outside Stockholm is located in a scenic area where mostly weekend homes are inserted …

Israel

Indian workers awarded millions after US firm found guilty of trafficking

Five men awarded $14m after being lured to US to help repair damage after Hurricane Katrina<p>A New Orleans jury on Wednesday awarded $14m to five Indian men who were lured to the United States and forced to work under inhumane conditions after Hurricane Katrina by a ship repair firm and its …

United States

Casa CM / Paolo Carlesso

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Like the time<p>A tree can't grow up in few days. 
My trees are still twigs, my sons are still children, my …

Design

Why Creative People Have Messy Homes

At long last we finally have an excuse for all those paper piles, cobwebs and clutter—behind all that chaos is a creative mind at work.<p>There is an …

Creativity

A Modern "Kibbutz" House / Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is planning a residential unit in a continuing generation neighborhood, planned as an …

Architecture

Video: Steven Holl and the Architectural Experience

In this installment of the Louisiana Channel, world-renowned architect Steven Holl discusses his philosophy on organic architecture and its ability …

Architecture

Outstanding Family Home Design Hiding In The Suburbs

The M House by MAKE Architecture was re-imagined on a south facing site in Northcote, Melbourne, as having a contemporary addition to the existing …

Chromebook 2GB vs 4GB Demo

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

How Simple Earth Blocks Could Revolutionize Construction for the African Island of Pemba

Pemba, a small Tanzanian island off of Africa's Eastern coast, is undergoing something of a construction boom. With half of the population aged under …

Sustainability

Burke Gilman House / Stettler Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located near the Burke Gilman bike trail, a linear park that connects Seattle’s neighborhoods (former …

Architecture

Container Sale Office / Atelier XÜK

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is located at Qingpu district of Shanghai. It is a temporary sale office for a mix-use …

Cheap Electricity for Poor Squeezing Out Solar in India

The villagers of Dharnai in northern India had been living without electricity for more than 30 years when Greenpeace installed a microgrid to supply …

"Jellyfish Barge" Provides Sustainable Source of Food and Water

With the earth’s population increasing at an exponential rate, sustainable agriculture and access to clean water are becoming desperately important. …

Sustainability