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41 Brilliant Elevator Pitches That Will Inspire You to Write Your Own

Okay, you’ve got 30 seconds (or less!) to sell your million-dollar idea to a room full of strangers. Go! As intimidating as that room full of strangers may be, the trick to landing the deal is to choose your words wisely so that your pitch packs the biggest punch possible. The following elevator …

Entrepreneurship

The way this tiny apartment transforms will blow your mind

Graham Hill, the founder of architecture and design consultancy Life Edited, has been actively challenging the idea of luxury and space for the past 5 years.<p>His 420-square-foot New York City studio apartment might sound like a tight squeeze — but with its innovative design, Hill has managed to …

15 Dreamy Things You Didn't Realize Your Bedroom Needed

These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.<p>These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.

Interior Design

Brilliant Wooden Table Expands with Just a Little Twist

Never go searching for that extra leaf again.<p>Few things are annoying in quite the same way as having company over and then rooting around for the extra table leaf so nobody has to be exiled to the couch. But you'd never have to worry about it again if you had this brilliant and mesmerizing table …

Villa K

Set on a hillside in central Germany, Villa K is a minimal glass, steel, and concrete residence built with an eye towards sustainability. It faces …

6 Destinations to Visit This Fall That Won't Break the Bank

If it wasn't your favorite season already, it's about to be.<p>Often, the word that follows summer is "vacation," but traveling during the season frequently comes with high costs. And, while we'd love to get away from it all, our wallets would prefer to stay intact.<p>But as fall kicks off, so do …

National Parks

Articles about 10 charming tiny guesthouses on Dwell.com - Dwell

There is something so aesthetically pleasing about brick.<p>Though the craze for vans and airstreams has officially spread like a wildfire, it's nothing new for Dwell—as we've always been...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the …

Articles about 5 bold glass bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>Create a space that stands out.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>Collaborate. Design with Glass.<p>We …

The World's Most Epic Hotel Pools

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From rooftop sensations to saltwater stunners, the pools are the main attraction at these extraordinary resorts around the world.<p>Architect Agustin Landa created a dramatic setting atop Hotel Habita in Monterrey, Mexico, by placing two infinity pools under a …

14 free things to do in Seattle

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.<p>Unfortunately, with a rising profile come rising prices, …

How to Sell Real Estate to Chinese Buyers – the Culture Factor

Want to sell a house in a Chinese neighbourhood of Toronto? If the house address ends with the number four, you may be out of luck. But if the …

2018 Best Public High Schools in California

The 10 Best Private High Schools In New York City

Niche rankings are based on a combination of user reviews and education statistics sourced from the government and public databases.<p>According to Niche, a school's high score indicates that "Students are very happy with their experiences in all aspects including academics, teachers, health, safety, …

The 10 Best Private High Schools In The San Francisco Bay Area

Niche rankings are based on a combination of user reviews and education statistics sourced from the government and public databases.<p>According to Niche, a school's high score indicates that "Students are very happy with their experiences in all aspects including academics, teachers, health, safety, …

Chinese developer unveils plans for Metropolis project in L.A.

Chinese real estate developer Greenland Group revealed plans Friday for a quick start on the first phase of its $1-billion Metropolis Los Angeles project that is expected to redefine the downtown skyline.<p>Work is set to begin shortly on a high-rise hotel and a residential skyscraper on what is now a …

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these U.S. states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.<p>More than half of the $22 billion Chinese buyers spent on U.S. homes during the 12 months ended in March was spent in California, …

The 50 smartest public high schools in the US

Public schools can provide first-class global educations that prepare students for college and successful careers.<p>The experts at college data website Niche put together a list of the smartest public high schools in the US based primarily on state-assessment proficiency, the colleges that students …

Why China's 'Illegal' Golf Boom Is Coming To An End

It seems that China’s wealthy elite are going to have to pack away their woods and putters for the foreseeable future, with dozens of golf courses expected to be shut down by the government in the coming year, according to golf industry experts.<p>Earlier this week, Chinese authorities closed 66 …

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Architecture

Articles about modern renovation midcentury house los angeles on Dwell.com - Dwell

Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...<p>This welcoming Airbnb in the Hollywood Hills is designed around entertaining, but defined by its guests.<p>Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a …

Articles about houses distinctly modern additions on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a number of great modern house numbers, from the classic Neutra numbers to my...<p>Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its …

Articles about converted factory building italy on Dwell.com - Dwell

It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea Falkner-Campi and...<p>Perched in the Dolomite mountains, an angular copper-clad apartment building echoes the topography of its site.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went …

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

San Antonio

Mota Smart Ring

Constantly checking your phone is rude. So is constantly looking at your wrist, whether you're checking the time or just seeing who's liking your …

Articles about bright renovation 1970s home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible.<p>The first scenes of Woody Allen's Manhattan capture it: ambitious dreams and New York are synonymous, and buildings are the...<p>Even before construction was complete, the Stump House was turning …

Cubitat: Plug-In All-in-One Modular Home Within a Home

Moving would be so much easier if all of your belongings, from furniture and appliances down to decor and jewelry, were already contained within a …

18 Quirky Airbnbs for a One-of-a-Kind Vacay

If you’re looking for a new kind of getaway, there are plenty of quirky, Instagram-worthy places to stay on Airbnb. Whether you’re in the mood for something rustic or flat-out bizarre, they’ve got you covered. After trolling the site (with some major wanderlust), we’ve rounded up some of the best …

Vision to Mansion in 1 Day: Huge Recycled 3D Printed Home

Designing your dream house and having it built just where you want it? There’s nothing particularly interesting about that. But if you could go from …

US colleges seek economic diversity in students from China

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Widely regarded overseas as places only for children of the rich and powerful, top American universities like Yale and …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Living Rooms