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Booked Trip: 9 Great Books to Inspire Summer Travel

Summer is here and should you be looking for your next adventure or considering some seasonal beach chair tourism, here are a few books that may help fuel your wanderlust.<p><b>The Book:</b> <i>Beautiful Ruins</i> by Jess Walter <b><br>The Location:</b> Italian Coast and Los Angeles, California<br>Jess Walter’s book doesn’t just …

10 Places to Find Design Inspiration Online

Creativity is magical, not magic.<p>I wish I could say I came up with that clever adage, but I have the deep dark corners of the Internet to thank for …

Automatic Planter Waters, Lights, and Grows Herbs on Its Own

For those who want to grow fresh herbs but lack a green thumb, the Verdure automatic planter is a fantastic solution to this common dilemma. This self-planting pot takes the guesswork out of raising plants as you simply add the seeds and watch them grow. Designed by student Seoyeonjin Choi, her …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Communicating With Your Subconscious Using NLP

Advertisements<p>It has been said that around 95% of your life is controlled by your subconscious mind. As a result, most of the things you do occur …

Self-help

Articles about 6 rammed earth houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Italian designers continue marble tile recycling project with Little Gerla vases

A pair of Italian designers has extended their line of products made from rejected marble with a collection of four vases, all made from a single …

Design

Articles about 9 transformative renovations austin on Dwell.com - Dwell

A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.<p>A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.<p>In the city's …

Architizer

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

Architizer

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Design

Articles about 6 breezy balconies on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, …

Architizer

The Most Expensive Camera Lenses

We hope you’ve got deep pockets…<p>Well, to be honest, we don’t expect anyone to be able to purchase a lens like the ones listed here in this post. But …

Every Store Worth Shopping in Melbourne, Australia

Down Under, it's going down for your bank account.<p>Australia has a booming fashion scene. It's not all beaches and bikinis, people! Some of the most talented design talent is currently coming from Down Under, as I found out when I flew to Melbourne on Air New Zealand just to check out the fashion …

LUMBIENT Ceiling Light Features Numerous Light Shades to Create Beautiful Effects in Any Room

<b>LUMBIENT</b> is a new ceiling light, which possible design combinations surpass the number of atoms on earth! Instead of using a single, fixed shade like …