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The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Puglia

Dreamy whitewashed enclaves, quaint fishing villages jutting into the sea, and ancient hilltop settlements hemmed in by protective walls – […]The 10 …

Italy

10 Best Things To Do On Your First Visit To Florence

Florence is one of Italy’s most popular cities to visit, especially for first-timers. Not only is Florence the art capital of the world, it’s a …

Check in to St. Lucia’s New Over-the-Top Beach Retreats

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, has launched the Beachfront Collection Residences.<p>St. Lucia has always been different. The Lesser Antilles island is a …

The best mountain bike: what to look for in a mountain bike - MBR

Not all mountain bikes are created equal<p>Choosing the best mountain bike is hard. There’s loads of them out there. They all look the same. And yet …

8 Great Tokyo Airbnbs for Your Money

Some of the best value Airbnbs in Tokyo, Japan.<p>Tokyo is home to a neat and tidy 13 million people, so visitors should come knowing it’s going to be …

The Pros and Cons of Wall-Mounted Toilets

It’s the stuff of a bathroom designer's dream: A sleek, space-saving toilet, absent that unsightly tank, which can be installed at precisely the …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

10 amazing ways to see India

It is the most colourful, chaotic and life-affirming country in the world – but planning a trip can feel daunting. The best advice is to curb your ambitions. Trying to cover too much ground on a first visit is a mistake. You will get much more out of a leisurely exploration of a small corner, …

The 11 best new buildings designed by American architects

The winning firms span across the US and their projects were constructed in the last five years. Selected from approximately 700 submissions, the 23 recipients will be honored at a AIA conference in Orlando, Florida in April.<p>Check out the top projects in the architecture category below.

Architecture

Living like a local in Barcelona – a perfect day

There are a lot of things to see and do in the Catalan Capital. Whether you want to experience the city through a local’s eyes, or want to visit all …

Tight squeeze: Japan's coolest micro homes - CNN Style

A tiny scrap of land might not catch your eye. But to Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita of Atelier Tekuto, there's nothing more beautiful.<p>A veteran designer of <i>kyosho jutaku</i> -- or micro homes -- Yamashita has built more than 300 houses, each uniquely shaped and packed full of personality.<p>All …

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your 'fitness age,' and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, then you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are — rather than how many years …

27 Gorgeous Front Entry Doors That Make A Strong First Impression

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The top 5 quarries and swimming holes near Toronto

The top quarries and swimming holes near Toronto offer the ultimate summer cool-down experience. A day at the beach is great, but the novelty of …

The 6 Best Supplements For Men

Don’t walk down the vitamin aisle without this guide<p>The vitamin aisle can be overwhelming.<p>With so many supplements available, it can be tough to separate the muscle-building, brain-boosting, highly beneficial brands from the ineffective—and even harmful—ones.<p>That’s where we come in. Here are the …

Wellness

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

37 Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation Photos

Whether you’re making small upgrades or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home (and its future resale value). So it’s no wonder that along with the kitchen, this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel. But …

Interior Design

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

‘Not an everyday occurrence’: Modern condo sits atop Rosedale apartments

One bright, serene afternoon last week, I sat before the fireplace in a sprightly new dwelling perched atop an old, small apartment complex at 34 Rowanwood Avenue, in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood. Gentle winter sunshine seeped through the suite’s south-facing walls of glass, gilding the …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

Los Angeles

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Articles about few our favorite european beach houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by Amee Allsop.<p>Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape with panoramic views and wraparound balconies.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating …

Articles about 7 spacious uncluttered lofts on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>A former workshop in the Dutch city of Den Bosch is converted into a hip, Manhattan-inspired loft.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn …

20+ Best Home Decor Trends That Shaped 2016

Let's face it: This year looked mighty stylish.<p>Click through to see the show-stopping styles that got us the most excited this year.

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Travel

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

90-Second Workout

90 seconds — that’s all it takes.<p>(Yes, I’m serious.)<p>If you can make it through this routine, you’re going to get a nice, super-short workout to help you stay active and consistently burn calories, stimulate muscle growth, and keep fat off your midsection.<p>Also, as an added benefit, adding this …

Exercise

The world's best hotels, according to Mr & Mrs Smith

The 2015 Smith Hotel Awards were announced this week. Here are the 11 winners:<p>Overall winner<p><b>The Pig on the Beach, UK</b><p>Telegraph Travel's verdict: "The hotel stands in a stunning position overlooking the sea, with the dramatic chalk stacks of Old Harry Rocks in the foreground and the Isle of Wight in …

16 luxurious train trips that will make you not want to travel any other way

As Mark Smith, a British travel writer, told the Herald Sun, "A great train ride is that triple combination of the scenery outside the train, the experience inside the train and the people you meet and things that happen on that specific trip which make it memorable."<p>These 16 train journeys will …

25 Things You Absolutely, Positively Have to Do in Paris

The City of Light, the City of Love, the city with a certain je ne sais quoi: There’s perhaps no place more adored on the planet, as evidenced by the millions of visitors Paris draws each year. You could spend a lifetime exploring the French capital, but whether you have a day or a year, we’ve got …