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Articles about passive houses across america on Dwell.com - Dwell

From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five …

Six women are attempting to scale the tallest building in western Europe, London's #Shard: http://bbc.in/13Pb47c They're Greenpeace campaigners, angry at Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic - if they get to the top, they hope to unveil an "art installation", Greenpeace told the BBC. Has this sort of activism got a place in today's society? Are they wasting police resources? What is the best way to make yourself heard?

Hammock Bathtub: Suspend Your Disbelief and Take a Bath

What could be more relaxing than hanging from a hammock in the shade? Perhaps filling it with water, and luxuriating in a bath within that same …

Street Photography Cheat Sheet For Your Travels

If you are new to street photography, or even if you’re not, remembering settings, nailing the composition, getting idea inspirations, and just …

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10 Wacky and Wonderful Ice Cream Flavors

It's official: summer has arrived. As the temperatures rise, we've been dreaming about delicious ways to cool off. A frozen treat is the perfect way to indulge during the hot days of summer, and these recipes are definitely worth treating yourself to. Sweet, salty, nutty, fruity -- these recipes …

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18-year-old’s invention can recharge a cell phone in 30 seconds

A teenager from Saratoga, California took home one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair late last week after …

Infographic: A Beautiful Cheat Sheet For Two Dozen Espresso-Based Drinks

<i>Ugh</i>. Just when you kinda sorta started to get a handle on the wide world of wine, along comes another new liquid metric for how cosmopolitan you really are (or aren’t): coffee. The variety is daunting. The differences are minute. This graphic should at least help with one subsection of the …

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The insect-inspired Swarm lighting series introduces playful illumination in the form of clustered, wasp-shaped pendants that feel like a colony …

Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong’s Nascent Startup Scene

Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading tech hubs.<p>AcceleratorHK, which is sponsored by Telerik, is now seeking the second batch of startups from within and …

Naughty Dog had to 'specifically request' female testers for The Last of Us

<i>The Last of Us</i> developer Naughty Dog had to push for female gamers to be included in focus group testing, creative director Neil Druckmann told The Escapist during a recent interview.<p>According to Druckmann, focus-testing is part of what influences how a game is promoted. Various players view game …

How to Create and Photograph Gorgeous Refractographs

Refractographs are photographs of the beautiful patterns formed when light reflects and refracts through an object. Stunning as they look, you would …