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A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

Small Spaces

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

Happiness

38 Kitchen Products On Amazon Our Readers Loved In 2017

A two-in-one food chopper, slow cooker liners, and 36 other favorite products from our posts this year.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of</i> …

Make a Beautiful Pendant Lampshade Out of Wrapping Paper

Place the first sheet of paper in front of you with the long edges horizontal. If the paper is single-sided, the front (patterned) side should be …

Crafting

De la Roche Residence

<b>Words by</b> Carl MH Barenbrug <b><br>Published on</b> 5 December 2017 <b><br>Category</b> Architecture <b><br>Photography by</b> Adrien Williams <br>Located in, the ever flourishing, city of …

Architecture

Here's Our Prediction for the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Every year since 2000, color giant Pantone has picked one shade (okay, in 2016 it was two shades) to be the Color of the Year. The announcement, …

Home Decorating

Frankfurt city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Goldman Sachs’s CEO tweeted that he’ll be spending more time in the city after Brexit. He won’t be the only one. We asked a local journalist to show us around<p>As someone who grew up in this city, I’m familiar with what you think you know about it: it’s dull, it’s cold, everybody talks about money, …

Germany

Modular shed-like addition turns a 1930s bungalow into an open, light-filled home

A 1930s California Bungalow in Sydney received a modern shed-like addition that maximizes the usability of the original structure, adding plenty …

TSEH transforms 14 shipping containers into a cozy and modern Kiev cafe 


Unit Cafe’s interiors are so cozy and modern it’s easy to forget that it’s built inside shipping containers. TSEH Arhitectural Group transformed 14 …

Design

BuzziJungle / BuzziSpace

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Inspired by nature, BuzziJungle offers a solution to the conventional meeting space. The launch of the …

Small Spaces

The best breakfasts in London

Start your day as you mean to go on with a breakfast of champions at these London restaurants and cafés with a morning spring in their step. Whether …

A home that preaches good style!

Why do we say that this home preached good style? Because it is found on a street called Church Crescent! Located in London, this terrific home has …

For Display Only: 7 Forward-Thinking Furniture Showrooms

One of the most important aspects of furniture design is the architecture around it. The role that furnishings play in an architectural project is well appreciated, but the reverse is not always understood. The built environment bears a great influence on the design, presentation and perception of …

How to Hang Curtains: A Basic Guide

Curtains (or other window treatments) are like the shoes of a room – they complete the room and either add a flourish of undeniable style and taste …

This modern log home in Finland is heated by the earth

This may look like a traditional log home, but unlike other homes, it can withstand harsh winters and freezing temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F) …

Geothermal Energy

This TV Just Solved an Age-Old Interior Design Problem

Yves Béhar and Samsung are teaming up on a television that's a legitimate work of art.<p>When it comes to interior design, TVs are a bit of a conundrum. Furniture and wall art create a specific aesthetic, but then suddenly you throw a rectangle of black plastic and glass into the space and the design …

Wall Art

Why Designers Love Benjamin Moore's Newest Paint

Century is the paint company's play to the artisanal market. Here's why it's worth it<p>Will our unrelenting craze for the handcrafted artisanal object leave any corner of home decor untouched? It seems unlikely. The latest to hop on the bandwagon: paint. While decorator favorites like Eddy Dankers …

11 Pieces Of Furniture That Redefine The Meaning Of Comfort

Coziness is their number one priority.<p>When the weather is dreary and all you want to do is relax at home with "Downton Abbey" on repeat, comfortable furniture is key to making your day a success. All of these sofas and chairs made coziness their number one priority.

Furniture

10 of the best hostels with pools around the world

For those who like to take a dip after a day of exploring (or a night partying), here are some of the best hostels with their own swimming pools<p>Freehand Miami, US<p>Occupying the 1930s art deco building of one of Miami Beach’s historic hotels, the Freehand is one classy joint. Surrounded by deck …

European Travel

Is this how to make the perfect cup of tea?

Does the milk go in first, or after? The British Standards Institution believes it has the answer to a historic debate<p>Britain is a nation of tea lovers, but on one great question, we stand divided: do you put the milk in first, or last?<p>The answer to the question may lie with the <b>British Standards</b> …

30 Bathroom Ideas by Famous Interior Designers

Sometimes isn’t easy to find the right <b>room ideas</b> to inspire you to create a beautiful <b>bathroom design</b>. The projects of the <b>best interior designers in</b> …

Singapore street food stalls get Michelin stars

Two modest food stalls in Singapore made history last week by becoming the first street vendors to be recognised by the prestigious Michelin Guide.<p>Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle were among 29 dining venues to feature in the new Singapore guide.<p>With …

Slam dunk: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for dips, pastes and spreads

I’m not very good at respecting the distinction between a dip, a spread and a paste. Is a dip still a dip if you spread the leftovers on toast the next day? Is a paste still a paste if you then use it as a condiment and have a spoonful with some grilled chicken, or spread it in a grilled cheese …

Curries

The Surprising Origins Of Nendo’s Gorgeous Minimalism

A new exhibit explores the historical precedents of Oki Sato’s wildly prolific Japanese design studio Nendo.<p>Oki Sato, the designer behind Tokyo-based studio Nendo, is known as much for his ceasless creativity as he is for making objects that inspire a sense of playfulness and delight. Consider his …

Furniture

9 Wall-Mounted Organizers for Keeping Frequently Used Items Close at Hand

When space is limited (and even when it's not), wall-mounted organizers are often useful tools. Wall space provides many organizing options: hooks …

Rare Earth

Nigel Slater’s gnocchi recipes

If I’m honest, I really don’t eat very much pasta at all. By which I mean I eat it regularly, but in small amounts. Nothing puts me off my dinner quite like a plate piled high with penne. Just a handful of cappelletti with olive oil and rocket; a trio of ravioli stuffed with pumpkin; a spoonful of …

Italian Food

The 10 best beach holidays in Italy for 2018

For more general advice on booking a break in Italy, see our Italy summer holidays guide. Our complete guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Puglia, Italy<p>Some of the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia – particularly …