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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>Keep scrolling for all the fascinating "before" and "after" images.<p>Before:<p>For finishes, they opted for a predominantly black, white, and gray palette, …

Small Spaces

A Converted 19th-Century Church in the English Countryside Asks $923K

The former Baptist church is now an airy, riverside home that spans the old chapel and meeting house.<p>A library offers views over the neighboring fields through the original lancet windows.<p>A dining area is at the other end, with a central living area in the center.<p>The four wood-paneled bedrooms …

37 Photos That Will Make You Fall for Montenegro

In many ways, Montenegro is the perfect country. Locals welcome you with open arms, the cuisine is deep and delicious, […]37 Photos That Will Make …

European Travel

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

Whether you’re just starting out in the interior design world or you’ve been here for longer than you can remember, there’s one thing we can all …

7 Romantic Palm Springs Getaways

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your special someone? Plan a trip to Palm Springs for rest and relaxation in retreats that evoke the Golden Age of Hollywood.

12 Furniture Stores Like IKEA To Buy Minimalist Home Decor

We’re not hating on IKEA, but they aren’t the only ones doing minimalist modern home decor right. Although IKEA’s prices are hard to beat, we’ve found some awesome alternatives at every price point that will have you saying, “IKEA who?”<p>Get creative with your modern aesthetic and <b>check out these 12</b> …

Home Decorating

These Scottish islands may hold the secret to happiness

Scotland's Outer Hebrides can be rainy, remote and cold – yet their inhabitants rank as the happiest people in the UK. What is their secret?<p>It was nearing midnight and the sky still remained light. The only hint of sunset visible from the kitchen window was a pink smudge above the Minch, the …

Scotland

7 of the best walks in London

1: 'The Jubilee Greenway' – Little Venice to Camden<p>Regent's Canal makes for one of the most pleasant canal walks in London. Although an almost direct …

England

The Best Places for Thrift Shopping in Berlin

The Creative Director of one of Berlin's coolest boutiques shares his favorite thrift shops in the city.<p>Berlin is the coolest city on the planet—not that it cares about that kind of stuff. In <i>Breakfast Club</i> speak, it’s equal parts Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy—rebellious, dark, brooding. Berlin …

Germany

13 Outdoor Tech Gadgets To Create Your Backyard Oasis

Summer isn’t over yet – and for some of us it’s in full swing and we continue to enjoy barbecues and pool parties. If you’re fortunate enough to have …

Here's why breaking WhatsApp and iMessage encryption is such a dangerous idea

For most people, breaking WhatsApp's and iMessage's security to let the government stop terrorists sounds like a reasonable idea.<p>In the past we had …

Barn-Style Guesthouse Features an Element of Surprise

<b>Carney Logan Burke Architects</b> completed the design of this barn-style guesthouse in Wilson, WY. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a renovation …

Architecture

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Proven Practices for SharePoint Online Portals - Navigation Solutions

11 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>Every portal project needs to implement a navigation solution. Based on project requirements, the navigation solution …

Making Memories in Dublin with Kids

Our last stop on our European vacation 2015 was to a location that had long been on my travel bucket list...Dublin, Ireland. This unique city was …

4 of the coolest neighbourhoods in Rome

Of course you want to see the sights – the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain – but it’s only when you explore the neighbourhoods that you …

Luxury Travel

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

The Forbidden City: inside the abandoned Soviet camp of Wünsdorf

Headquarters to the Nazis and then the Soviets, the East German military camp of Wünsdorf was once home to 75,000 Soviet men, women and children. Now ‘Little Moscow’ has been abandoned – but one man keeps the memories alive<p>Rusty keys jangle as Jürgen Naumann searches for the right one. He has 15 on …

Germany

6 ways to detect an amateur UX/UI Designer

We all know, user experience has become a serious keyword in many organizations; turning to UX professionals to create, improve and completely reface …

1960’s Bungalow Altered into a Hypnotic Coastal Home with an Amazing View

Sometimes it’s all about the view, and a home has to live up to the scenery that surrounds it! Set on the idyllic coast of <b>South Hams</b>, England, this …

Interior Design

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

This curated column is authored by Piotr Koczorowski, Marketing Manager, Usability Tools<p>Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about …

A quintessentially Tuscan town that hides a fascinating surprise

The Italian town of Cortona, 70 miles south east of Florence, is a standard-issue slice of Tuscan loveliness, with hilltop location, picturesquely crumbling palazzi and alfresco antipasti, not to mention the Britons in Boden scanning estate agents’ windows. What’s unexpected is that tucked in its …

15 Creative Ideas For Room Dividers

Open spaces are great for a number of reasons. In offices they facilitate collaboration and communication, and in homes it keeps things flowing and …

Interior Design

Discovering the history of Berlin

Could you have done it?<p>One family zip-lined to freedom -- in a home-crafted zip line. A woman escaped hiding in a hollowed-out surfboard strapped atop her car. Two other families made it in an impossibly small hot-air balloon. There were escapes in hollowed-out machines, in repurposed cars, in a …

Krishnan House / Khosla Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The 16,000 sft site of the Krishnan house had several existing and mature trees and we envisioned a …

Architecture

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CNN

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House To Reopen

After a $4.3 million restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles will soon reopen to the public.<p>Built in 1921 for the oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, the house served as one of Wright’s earliest experiments with ornamental concrete, and was his first Los Angeles commission. The …

Architecture

The Coolest Shelters on Earth

National Parks

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

5 Adorable English Inns

Our hotel investigators have been busy exploring the English countryside, and we're obsessed with the adorable inns they found during their travels. From former coach inns to historic guest houses, these hotels remind us of the quaint buildings and homes we dreamed of holing up in for the season …

Cute