Rafael Magalhães

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MUJI Hut

<b>Words by</b> Jorge San Luis <b><br>Published on</b> 14 July 2017 <b><br>Category</b> Architecture<i><br>Who hasn’t dreamt of living somewhere they really want to be? The tools to make</i> …

How Moving 6 Times in 3 Years Made Me a Minimalist

Nearly three years ago, I stood in my parents' garage watching strangers sift through my things while I tried not to cry. I had just ended a toxic relationship with an abusive partner, but he was also my first love, and we were happy once. We shared an apartment (my first) for three years, and now …

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Plain White Vinegar is the Ultimate Dishwashing Hack

Southerners know as well as anyone that greasy, delicious foods don’t just cling to your ribs; they cling to your pots, your pans, your Tupperware, …

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

11 Things in Your Kitchen You Need to Throw Away Now

When it comes to keeping or tossing the stuff in our kitchens, we tend to waffle: <i>Do I need to get rid of that old cutting board?Is this leftover</i> …

Apartment Renovation Exposes A Rich History Captured In Layers Of Transformation

In a world so focused on change, on finding the next great trend and on looking forward, it’s refreshing to also see that sometimes we also like to …

The Nest is a modern tiny house that visitors can rent

Making the deliberate move into a smaller space such as a tiny house can be daunting. So it's no wonder that renting one to try it out first is a …

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

Gardening

Homebrewing with Homegrown Hops

Growing your own hops is relatively easy. The bines grow quickly through the season, and it won’t take long before it’s time to harvest.

POPWOOD Playback #3 – Top Woodworking Videos of the Week

We have seven videos for you this week and a giveaway! Every Saturday morning we post reader-submitted and staff picked videos on our YouTube …

Renovated 1960s A-frame cabin proves that clever design triumphs over square footage

This 1960s A-frame cabin went through a massive rehabilitation that took it from a rundown shack into a beautiful home tailored to the needs of its …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

10 questions to ask yourself in the last month of 2017

Life is a constant pursuit. We are all chasing something - money, successful career, a partner, and endless other things. Every day we get up from our beds with a desire to reach a step closer to our dream and work our butt off to chase our priorities.<p>As we have entered in the last month of 2017, …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

The Minimalism Movement: Where Does Your Tech Fit In?

There’s something counterintuitive to the idea of technology interacting with a minimalist design aesthetic. Keeping up with the latest tech means buying more gadgets, whereas minimalism would propose cutting stuff out of your life.<p>But somewhere between those clunky ‘90s home computers and today, …

26 Easy Ideas To Pull Off A Minimalist Interior

Minimalist style and clean minimal looks are extremely popular now, and many home owners choose it for their apartments and duplexes. If you want to …

This Son Built His Aging Dad a Chic & Sustainable Tiny House

For many seniors, tiny houses provide the most suitable living spaces because they're small, easier to navigate and require less upkeep. Undoubtedly, …

Welcome To "Bestie Row": Lifelong Friends Build Row Of Tiny Houses In The Middle Of Nowhere.

Some friendships last forever. You hear of lifelong friends often living in the same towns just so they can socialize whenever they wish, be a part …

22 Most Beautiful Houses Made From Shipping Containers

Living in these days can mean a lot more that just having a shelter, food and clothing. People have evolved a lot in the last 50 years and the trend …

14 Fall Vacation Homes We’d Love to Rent for Thanksgiving

Have you ever wanted to get away during the holidays? Whether you’re trying to avoid your family (no judgment) or simply want to celebrate Thanksgiving in a stunning new locale, you’re going to be tempted to finally cash in those airline miles and make it happen when you see these amazing fall …

The Ultimate Productivity, Simplicity, Finance, Happiness & Weight Loss Hack

I’ll share the ultimate hack in just two words: <b>letting go</b>.<p>These two words, if practiced and lived, can be the key to all the self-improvement in your …

Minimalism

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The Vista Tiny House is Perfect For Modern Design Lovers

Have you ever wanted to just give up on everything and retreat deep into the country, far from any society, where you can write a novel and raise …

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

Infrastructure as Permaculture

The majority of the developed, American landscape has been crafted around automotive transport. As auto technology matured, increasing amounts of …

Charles Dowding's Homeacres After 4 Years

No-dig expert, Charles Dowding, shows us around his 3/4 acre market garden, four years after taking it on as pasture.<p>Charles explains the importance …

A revolution disguised as organic gardening: in memory of Bill Mollison

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Bill Mollison on Saturday, September 24 (1928-2016). He was one of the true pioneers of …

How to Irrigate without Expensive Sprinklers and Build a Natural Pond

<b>Water Less and Keep Your Plants Hydrated Without Irrigation - No Plastic, Hoses, or Sprinklers Needed</b><p>I'll show you how I keep my plants lush and grow …

Permaculture

A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.<p>Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder had two problems: Like many parents, they wanted more space for their active family. They also needed to …