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100 Architectural Sketches

With more digital tools available to architects than ever before, one has to ask themselves why the sketch remains one of the most valued pieces of …

Architecture

Why Heatherwick Studio's Zeitz MOCAA Is "A Call to Arms" For African Museums

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa—or Zeitz MOCAA for short—recently received first place in <i>ArchDaily</i>'s Refurbishment in Architecture …

Photographers

10 Décor Mistakes That Secretly Make Interior Designers Cringe

When it comes to our own areas of expertise, we all have pet peeves. Think about it: Chefs are known to be picky about how to cook an egg, writers …

Home Decorating

Laziness Does Not Exist

But unseen barriers do.<p>I’ve been a psychology professor since 2012. In the past six years, I’ve witnessed students of all ages procrastinate on …

Mental Health

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

25 LGBT YA Books You've Got To Get Your Hands On

Get your library card ready.

Books

House in Minamiyukigaya / Hugo Kohno Architect Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in an alleyway off a shopping street, this property is closely bounded on the east by a road and …

Architecture

Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> What does the photo of the man, walking alone in an almost untouched forest to its elegantly but simply …

Architecture

This space-saving tiny home offers sustainable housing atop garages in Sydney

As the housing crisis in Sydney continues to intensify, some are tapping into the real estate potential in the city’s backyards and alleys. In a bid …

Architecture

How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist

For Evan Keeling, comics are more than a humorous pastime or even an artistic medium. The comic maker views his craft as a conduit for expression …

Art

8 Tiny Home Companies to Know Along the East Coast

These innovative tiny home builders offer beautiful, efficient dwellings up and down the East Coast.<p>From Maine to Florida, tiny home companies are springing up along the East Coast, providing wallet-friendly, design-forward houses that are 500 square feet or less. We've rounded up eight of our …

Framing

Tiny home resort opens in idyllic forest setting in Wisconsin

Tucked into over 100 acres of lush forestscape, a tiny home village is making a name for itself as the first large-scale tiny home vacation resort in …

Off-grid

Dongziguan Villagers' Activity Center / gad x line+ studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is located at the junction of the old and new villages, north of Dongziguan affordable housing …

China

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

"This pizza dough produces a very nice pizza crust--flavorful, tender, with just the right amount of chewiness."<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup whole wheat flour<p>3 …

Recipes

These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

Student housing has come a long way since the days of crowding two roommates into a confined space with a couple of beds and a single desk. Case in …

Living Rooms

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso review – an extraordinary graphic novel

The cartoonist Nick Drnaso has produced an extraordinary – and extraordinarily upsetting – novel. His first book, <i>Beverly</i>, a collection of interrelated short fiction published in 2016, announced him as a writer of keen attentive-ness to the present moment, offering a fresh, kaleidoscopic view on …

Books

Danish Silo-Turned-Apartment-Tower Named Best Tall Building in Europe

The 17-story The Silo in Copenhagen was honored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat<p>A reimagined industrial grain container in Denmark …

Skyscrapers

10 Design Tips For Kitchens, According to Expert Renovators

From design concept to installation, these 10 tips will guide you through your next kitchen remodel.<p>When it comes to the heart of the home, there's no question Australia–based Blue Tea Kitchens holds the key to creating your ideal space. Awarded Kitchen Designer of the Year in 2017, the team of …

Kitchens

New Jerusalen de Miñaro Primary School / Semillas

<b>Background</b><br>The native community of Jerusalen de Minaro is located in the district of Pangoa, in Peru’s central jungle. It is designated as a VRAEM …

Armed Conflict

11 Short Stories You Can Read In Under 10 Minutes, But Will Stay With You Forever

Is there anything better than settling down for a languid afternoon of reading your favorite novel cover to cover, perhaps on a park bench or in a …

Books

I’m Not Sure Anybody Cares But It Allowed Me More Freedom”: A Conversation With Max de Radigues | The Comics Journal

<b>Charles Forsman:</b> <b>How long have we known each other? 10 years? Though I feel like we haven’t been able to catch up in the last few years so I am glad</b> …

Graphic Novels

A Concrete Masterpiece In The Malaysian Capital

Designed by WHBC Architects, the ‘Chempenai House’ in Kuala Lumpur is a lesson in material constraint. Though extravagant in size, the spectacle of …

Architecture

New Port House in Anvers by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid‘s architectural firm has responded perfectly to the Antwerp Port House’s offer, preserving heritage by adding modernity and creating an …

Architecture

Juhani Pallasmaa: "Architecture Is a Mediation Between the World and Our Minds"

Juhani Pallasmaa Interview: Art and Architecture from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.<p>In this video from the Louisiana Channel, Finnish architect Juhani …

Architecture

world's first 3D-printed concrete houses to be built in eindhoven, the netherlands

jun 11, 2018<p>west has declared that he is looking for 'architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better'.<p>west has declared that …

Architecture

This Whimsical Home in Japan Encourages Play and Exploration

Exposed wooden trusses and polycarbonate walls are just some of the features of this playful, Kobe residence.<p>In Kobe, Japan, looking out towards Mount Rokko, the playfully designed Hat House by local studio Fumiaso Architect & Associates features diagonal internal walls that capture sunlight …

Architecture

Life after boybands: how singers from Westlife, Boyzone and Bros coped when reality hit

For Brian McFadden, it was getting dressed that proved a problem. During the peak of his Westlife fame, when life was a whirlwind of sold-out arenas, endless flights and screaming fans in every time zone, the band had a small army of cooks, cleaners and stylists looking after their every whim, …

Wembley

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier – review

Many of the ideas in Jaron Lanier’s new book start off pretty familiar – at least, if you are active on social media. Yet in every chapter there is a principle so elegant, so neat, sometimes even so beautiful, that what is billed as straight polemic becomes something much more profound.<p>The concept …

Social Media

The 7 Furniture Arranging Mistakes Interior Designers Always Notice

We try our best when it comes to decorating, but sometimes, no matter how much thought we give to a room, something still feels off. It's hard to put …

Home Decorating

UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel Weaves an Immersive Pavilion for Revolution Precrafted Series

Continuing towards its goal of creating design-forward structures that are available to the public and installable anywhere, Revolution Precrafted's …

Architecture