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Barn at Critter Creek / Furman + Keil Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The bones that compose the multi-purpose barn at Critter Creek had a previous life as the owners’ home. …

Want to build a tiny house? Here's where you can find floor plans

The tiny house movement means a lot of different things to different people. Besides the idea of living a happier life with less stuff, less debt and …

How to Paint Your Walls Like a Pro

Painting your walls might seem like the most elemental home remodeling task, a project that amateurs can perform just as easily as professionals. …

This prefab cabin is designed to take you off grid in the Scottish Highlands

A new piece of prefab architecture will soon bring artists, researchers, and travelers closer to the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Artist Bobby …

This Apartment For A Family Of Four Includes A Variety Of Creative Small Space Solutions

Interior designers Céline Pelcé and Géraud Pellottiero of Atelier Pelpell, were asked by their clients, a family of four, to design an apartment in …

Nest Hello is the smartest video doorbell around - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Nest's $229 Hello video doorbell looks great and works consistently well. Its optional facial recognition feature and advanced integrations with the Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Google Home speakers set this smart buzzer above the rest.<p><b>The Bad</b> A seemingly unnecessary "chime connector" accessory …

Home Security

Lac Plaisant Cottage

There's beauty in simplicity and Lac Plaisant Cottage is a prime example of that. Completely clad in white cedar, the lakeside cabin is made up of a …

Meet George, a modern renovated 1950s micro-apartment

Preservation can go hand in hand with sustainability; instead of demolishing and releasing all that energy already embodied in the materials making …

Small Tilted Kiosks in Canada Inspire a Sense of Movement

Atelier Urban Face completed the design and development of the “Mount-Royal Kiosks” project. These three oddly shaped buildings are meant to spice up …

Shipping containers create modern media lab at Bard College

The project cost just over $200,000<p>Stackable and transportable, shipping containers continue to be a popular medium for architects. But Bard College’s new media lab is not your standard prefab shipping container building. Yes, it’s got that corrugated metal exterior. Yes, it was built in mere hours …

Low-Budget Urban Garden Uses Local Materials to Bring Quito's Community Together

The social design from Natura Futura Arquitectura for a greenhouse in the warm subtropical climate of Nayón, Ecuador, the proposal approaches the use …

BioLite's SolarHome Harnesses The Sun To Power All Of Your Adventure Van's Electronics

BioLite makes some of the absolute best camping and off-grid living solutions available right now. And it doesn’t look like they are slowing down …

Off-grid

Tiny house with flexible interior sleeps up to six

The Cape Cod tiny house is based on a triple-axle trailer and clad in tongue and groove cedar, with metal accenting. It measures 10 ft (3 m) wide, …

Concrete micro house is a pipe dream

Resembling Mexico's Tubohotel, which we covered back in 2011, the OPod was designed with a view to mitigating Hong Kong's housing shortages, which …

The simple packing math that means you never, ever need to check a bag

Quick: think of a short list of the most frequent-traveling people that you know. Whether that list is full of frequent flying points-chasers who are well-acquainted with in-flight mimosas or budget backpackers who spend most of their time in coach, I’m willing to bet they have one thing in common: …

Painkillers

Healthy Grocery List: 30 Best Foods For Men | Men’s Health

The 30 Best Foods Every Guy Should Have On His Grocery List<p>From protein to snacks, here's what you should throw in your cart<p>Getty; Unsplash<p>Grocery shopping can be a pain — and not to mention, overwhelming. Each aisle of the grocery store contains hundreds of items that you have to scan through, and …

A Cozy, Dreamy Winter: Affordable and Easy to Build DIY Fire Pits

We had the cheer of Christmas and the joy of New Year to keep us warm till now. Now that the festive frenzy, the endless parties, the long vacation …

Landscaping

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Four effective ways to focus on shifting fat before you start to tone.<p>Christmas is great and everything, but then you wake up on January 1st with the …

Exercise

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, …

Framing

8 Secret (& Affordable) Shopping Sources Designers Love

For me, shopping for decor is a weird, paradoxical experience. I find myself wanting to have unique things. And yet, I'm the first one to share my …

Warby Parker

7 Small bedroom designs by professional experts

The bedroom is typically a place to sleep and relax so honestly, you don't actually need that much space. The important thing is to make it the most …

Interior Design

SPY Guide: How to Get Started With Meditation in 2018

Meditation is a spiritual approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body. Meditation dates back …

Meditation

5 most impressive prefab homes from 2017

From a dwelling designed by algorithms to a pop-out house<p>From tiny houses to shipping container homes, alternative housing options have never been more exciting. Prefab homes, made of pre-manufactured parts assembled on site, are also in the mix and have stretched our imaginations of what housing …

10 Motivational Tips That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

You're reading 10 Motivational Tips That Will Actually Make Your Life Better, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Motivation

Need an escape? Here’s how to build a camper van

You want to head out into the wilderness with more than just a backpack and a rolled-up sleeping bag. Maybe you want to experience nature, or wait …

10 Workouts That Burn Calories Faster Than Traditional Cardio

You don’t need a treadmill to torch calories. In fact, if your goal is to burn fat, high intensity workouts and circuits are essential. Aside from …

5 healthy tonics to improve your digestion and fight inflammation

A healthy gut and digestive tract isn’t just important for, you know, normal and comfortable bowel movements; it’s also been increasingly linked to …