Ralph Hoffman

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NY House / Urbanscape Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Designed for a family of four, the NY House, is the result of an extensive renovation of a mid-size, …

New York City

This Delightful Abode Is a Modern Take on “Grandma’s House”

Oozing with bright, cheerful vibes, this revamped apartment captures the nostalgia of hanging out at your cool grandmother’s house.<p>Named Le Temps Retrouvé, which translates to "time regained" or "the past recaptured," Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa of local studio Marcante-Testa have envisioned …

Water Slices Through This Gorge-Inspired Australian House

A homage to Sydney’s climate, the Iron Maiden House is designed to change with the seasons.<p>When a family of five returned to Sydney after years of living in Hong Kong, they decided to craft a home that combined a strong connection to the outdoors with the compact living arrangements they had grown …

Iron Maiden

This Redditor's $250 Pantry Makeover is Kitchen Storage Gold

This Redditor's pantry was impressive, both in terms of its size, but also in the amount of food, kitchen supplies, and cookbooks he had stuffed in …

5 Tiny Cottage Makeovers That Will Blow Your Mind

1 of 37<p>Cottage 1: Hamptons Hideaway<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 37<p>Kitchen: Before<p>3 of 37<p>Kitchen: After<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 37<p>Living Room: After<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Living Rooms

This innovative $7,000 ‘indoor farm’ may change how America eats forever

Farmshelf, an indoor farm that lets you grow lettuce and herbs, is sprouting up at restaurants, corporate kitchens and food halls around the …

Money

116 Best Architecture Books for Architects and Students

Architecture, while a profession that is very visibly and tangibly realized, has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the …

Study: This Is the Best U.S. City to Retire In

Consider these key factors to see if it's the right fit for you.<p>Roughly two-thirds (63%) of Americans aged 55 and older say they plan to stay put …

Retirement

13 Slow-Cooker Dips So Delicious You Might Actually Enjoy Football Season

Even if you’re not a fan of football, you should definitely be a fan of football <i>season</i>. From September to January, it becomes the norm to spend …

Cooking

Brick Curtain Office / Firki Studio

‘Brick Curtain’ is a small office building in Karnal, a town in the state of Haryana, India. The office had to be relocated from a busy commercial …

Architecture

Villa Salame / Jonathan Canetti Architecture & Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Villa Salame is located in the southern area of Tel Aviv, in the midst of alleys crowded with garages …

Architecture

Italian photographers document post-war Soviet architecture in Georgia

Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego have captured the architecture and monuments of post-war Soviet Georgia in their latest photography collection.<p>Conte …

Abandoned Buildings

This European Trend Might Become the Future of Open Kitchens — Kitchen Design

Open kitchens are mainstays these days, as many Americans want homes that are airy and welcoming versus closed off and formal. But an open layout …

Kitchens

How To Make Socca: A Naturally Gluten-Free Chickpea Flatbread — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Socca is a popular street food in Nice, France, and is often enjoyed as an appetizer with a glass of crisp rosé. In our own kitchens, this classic …

Recipes

Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury

With a budget of $50,000, a home rich in family history is treated to a bright, airy renovation for the first time since it was built.<p>Having served as her birthplace and childhood home where her parents and grandparents lived, the 1953 apartment that a client asked Brazilian studio Cupertino …

Genealogy

10 Google Fonts You Should Know

Stop browsing and keep on track with this list of 10 amazing Google Fonts you definitely should know!With Google Fonts, it’s quite easy to use web …

Typography

This Frank Lloyd Wright 'Spiral House' Is Cool, but Contains a Nasty Surprise

Frank Lloyd Wright fans are no doubt dizzy with excitement over the fact that his Spiral House in Phoenix is now for sale for $12.95 million.<p><b>Frank Lloyd Wright</b> fans are dizzy with excitement over the fact that a famous spiral-shaped house he designed in Phoenix has rolled its way onto the market …

Real Estate

A Californian Home Gently Steps Down on an Oak-Studded Landscape

Western Red Cedar and exposed concrete meld together in a nature-inspired retreat knitted into a challenging hillside.<p>Desirous of a home that was modern, rustic, and above all, encouraging of indoor-outdoor living, a couple asked California design studio Swatt Miers Architects to craft a custom …

Bedrooms

The Union for Contemporary Art / Alley Poyner Macchietto

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Three derelict masonry buildings located within an Historic District of North Omaha come together to …

Architecture

Leek and potato soup recipe

Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>10 to 30 mins<p>Serves<p>6<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>A smooth, creamy vegetable soup that's full of flavour. Make it into a meal with plenty of bread and butter.<p>Each serving provides 207 kcal, 3g protein, 11g carbohydrates (of which 4g sugars), 16g fat (of which 8.5g …

Recipes

Iconography Guidelines Inspiration

Currently in the middle of setting things up to build a design system at a large scale, for where I am currently working. One of the starting points …

UI Design

Minimal Wooden One Family House in Poland Connects with the Outdoors

A home that respects the landscape it sits in and brings the lovely natural beauty outside indoors, the <b>One Family “Dr House” House</b> in <i>Poland</i> keeps …

Wall Art

Infographic: 14 design terms you might be getting wrong

We all make mistakes every now and then, and thankfully they're usually pretty minor. If you're just starting out in design, then you're bound to …

Infographics

This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard

The last of a little-known, thought-to-be-extinct breed—a midcentury modern house by Alexander Girard—is discovered near Detroit.<p>Rob and Mary Lubera sensed something special from the listing for the single-story, post-and-beam structure in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, but they weren’t sure what. …

Dining Rooms

A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K

A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.<p>In Finland, houses with a floor area between 96 to 128 square feet do not require a building permit, so when local industrial designer Robin Falck decided to build his own cabin in the …

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

1/7<p>GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB - Understanding Your Building Site<p>In the last two installments of our Green Guide to Prefab series on Inhabitat we …

Prefab Homes

Windows 95 is now an app you can download and install on macOS, Windows, and Linux

An electron version of Windows 95<p>Windows 95 is the operating system that’s now used as a yardstick for what’s possible on modern devices and platforms. We’ve seen Microsoft’s popular OS appear on the Apple Watch, an Android Wear smartwatch, and even the Xbox One. Today, someone has gone a step …

Apps

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Particles

The booming business of luxury chicken diapers

It’s Instagram’s fault.<p>Julie Baker never intended to become a figurehead of the luxury chicken-diaper industry. Before she launched her brand …

Chickens

The Case for Rooms

It’s time to end the tyranny of open-concept interior design.<p>If someone asked me five years ago whether or not I thought the open floor plan would still be popular, I would have said no. Domestic architecture seemed to be taking a turn toward the rustic. Today, “Farmhouse” and “Craftsman” modern …

Kitchens