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Rescuing a 1910 Craftsman cottage from a series of unfortunate remodels

A designer combines an array of styles in her own Tacoma home<p>Remodeling projects are challenging, but when interior designer Heidi Caillier renovated her personal home in Tacoma—a dilapidated 1910 Craftsman-style cottage—she faced a particularly tough set of circumstances.<p>On top of the fact that …

Natural slate for a smooth Scandinavian design

Since ancient Roman times, natural slate has been used as a reliable building cladding material due to its remarkable durability, its versatile …

Ancient Rome

Blackened timber cottage with solar replaces a decayed brick home

An old and decayed brick house north of Amsterdam has transformed into a modern solar-powered dwelling that stands out from its neighbors while …

Studiolada used all wood materials to create this affordable open-source home anyone can build

Skillfully blending the basics of frugality and sustainability into one beautiful home design, French firm Studiolada Architects has just unveiled …

Design

Better Bonfire? Leave Out The Smoke

A double-wall steel case and unique ‘secondary combustion’ features create a new kind of campfire experience.<p><b>Backyard fire pits are pretty great.</b> But …

Outdoors Gear

First Look: Zenbivy Sleeping System For 'Side Sleepers'

The Zenbivy is a new take on the traditional sleeping bag intended to enhance comfort for side sleepers. We put it to the test for this</b> …

Backpacking

Hudson Woods Brings ‘Eco Cabin’ Community To Rural New York

Cooled by the Earth, warmed by the sun, forward-thinking designs set this fledgling rustic neighborhood apart.<p><b>Sustainable designs, local building</b> …

New York State

Landscaping Design Ideas - 11 Backyards Designed For Entertaining

Backyards are the perfect place to host a party, so here are 11 inspirational examples of backyards that were designed for entertaining and making …

Landscaping

11 Best Backyard Landscaping Ideas of 2017

Don’t think of it as a backyard. Behind your house lies a wild meadow, a night-sky dining room, a mysterious path, or even an open-air art gallery. …

Object of Desire: Bauhaus Birdhouse

When did birdhouses become beautiful enough to prompt human fantasies of living in (a slightly bigger version of) one?<p>Rest assured, though, that …

Hardscaping 101: Fruit Cages

If you’ve ever tried to grow soft fruits out in the open then you’ll know that birds of all shapes and sizes love delicious ripe berries just as much …

Cute Bedroom Decorating Ideas For Modern Girls

Today we’re sharing 5 ways to create a fun bedroom that’s cute, welcoming, and perfect for girls who are somewhere between a kid and a teen.<p>1. Let …

Home Decorating

Platform 5 Architects completes shingle-clad home overlooking a private lagoon

This house in the Norfolk Broads by Platform 5 Architects features steeply pitched gables and shingle cladding intended to reference traditional boat …

Framing

Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again that beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. …

Artist Vasco Mourao Illustrates ‘Infinite’ Skyscrapers on Circular Pieces of Plywood | Colossal

<p>As part of his new series titled Ouroborus, Barcelona-based artist Vasco Mourao (aka Mister Mourao) drew intricate buildings that flow in a …

Skyscrapers

Artist Vincent Bal Turns the Shadows of Everyday Objects into Ingenious Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Belgian filmmaker and illustrator Vincent Bal works within the confines of long shadows of everyday objects resting in the sunlight to create a wide …

Art

This century-old home in Toronto was given a contemporary makeover

Canadian based firm Post Architecture were tasked with bringing this century-old residential home in Toronto, up to modern day standards.<p>At the front …

Interior Design

House Renovation Ideas - 16 Inspirational Before & After Residential Projects

Renovating an existing house can be a rewarding way to get the home of your dreams without having to build a completely new house. Here are 16 …

Architecture

Handsome House XL is constructed almost entirely from cross-laminated timber

Slovenian architecture firm SoNo Arhitekti completed a gorgeous modern home that’s stunning in its use of contrast and texture. Created for a large …

Architecture

Bedroom Design Idea - Combine Your Bed And Side Table Into One

Ukrainian designer Artem Trigubchak, has designed this bedroom that combines the headboard, bed frame, and bedside table together in one single …

Interior Design

This house is an example of how to do modern window shutters

We rarely see modern/contemporary houses with window shutters, but this house in Germany shows that it can be done.<p>Designed by ARCS Architekten, this …

Design

17 Pictures Of The Recently Opened Casa Cook Hotel In Rhodes, Greece

Casa Cook is a new hotel brand by travel company Thomas Cook, that just opened its first location on the picturesque island of Rhodes, Greece.<p>This …

Hospitality

A Contemporary Renovation For A 1920s Home In Phoenix, Arizona

This home, originally built as a duplex back in 1927, has been transformed into a bright and airy contemporary family home.<p>Design firm Knob Modern …

Kitchens

Sneak Peek: The Cheapest Nice House in Druid Hills

Behold a little Spanish-country-meets-rustic-industrial bravado!<p>The cheapest (tastefully updated) abode in Druid Hills is a tile-roofed charmer with an interior the seller describes to Curbed as "Spanish country meets rustic industrial." It won't list until Saturday, but find a five-photo preview …

Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry?

What if you could buy an affordable Zero Energy home that could be erected on your property in a matter of days, instead of the many months it …

Articles about map it out turn any place world poster on Dwell.com - Dwell

Much like the realms of interior design and architecture, the art world can be an intimidating place.<p>Though it's not typical, building a home underground can offer an alternative way of living that may fit with the lifestyle...<p>Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks …

Architecture

10 Examples Of Reading Rooms That Are A Book Lovers Dream

1. This room in a home in Sydney, Australia, designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects.<p>2. This space at the top of the stairs in a home renovated by …

Architecture

This Outdoor Lounge Area Is Like An Oasis In The City

SVOYA Studio have designed a multi-function lounge area in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, that features sunken seating and a drop-down projection screen …

Landscaping