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Y House

Austin, Texas<p>Originally built as a ranch-style house in 1962, the remodeled Y House is sensitively designed to weave into the fabric of the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood in South Austin while simultaneously providing a fresh and modern way of living. Conceived by the architect-clients as an investment …

Architecture

The Inside of This Tiny Cabin Is a Must-See

In the modern world, there are a lot of things we take for granted—like electrical and plumbing systems. You turn the tap, water comes out. You flip …

Columbia University

This One Chart Can Help You Retire Richer

Here are its key takeaways.<p>We’re all familiar with the caveat that past results are no guarantee of future performance. While that’s true, …

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More than 4%

Pipelines, real estate, and oil fuel these lucrative dividends.<p>It's getting harder to find great income-producing stocks these days. Companies just …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

Peka Peka House

Situated on a hilltop overlooking Kapiti Island, the Peka Peka House is designed with its coastal setting in mind. A trio of rectangular volumes …

Architecture

Leapfactory Frame Home

By combining solar components and prefab construction, the Leapfactory Frame Home can inhabit any location. The structure is crafted from …

The Merricks Beach House

Merricks Beach, Victoria, Australia<p>This perfectly connected family holiday home, with its U-shaped configuration, sits unobtrusively within the native coastal environment of the Mornington Peninsula. Seven modules that house three bedrooms, a playroom and open-plan living space with a centerpiece …

Architecture

Skyline House

Oakland, California<p>This project is a rebuild of an existing post Fire-storm house. Situated high on top of the Eastbay mountain range over looking the city of Oakland, the site has unobstructed view’s toward the southwest Bay and Golden Gate. It was designed for a young family, who desired an open …

Architecture

9 Dividend Stocks to Buy for 6%-Plus Yields

Dividend plays with seriously high yields aren’t particularly easy to come by these days, at least not without stretching and probably taking more …

Top 5: from a modern chalet to 10 Feng Shui tricks to fill your home with positive energy

So we have reached that time of the week once again! You asked for it, you got it! Here are the best articles of the week, chosen by you. If you …

Architecture

4 modern home designs that have everything you need! (+ floor plans)

If you want gorgeous good looks, luxury touches, practicality, pretty gardens and even a garage for your home, you might think that you are making a …

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which …

Personalized Medicine

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

Shipping container cabin goes off-grid in California wilderness

A no-nonsense getaway<p>Shipping container architecture can come with all sorts of bells and whistles—often featuring multi-story designs that employ up to a dozen steel boxes. But sometimes it only takes two. Look at this container getaway cabin, for example, created by San Francisco-based firm …

This tiny farm house on wheels starts at 63K

If you’re in the market for a tiny house, it doesn’t get much cuter than this. We’ve written before about Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, which …

This Stuff Turns Solar, Heat, And Kinetic Energy Into Electricity—At The Same Time

Scientists have discovered a material that might be science's biggest overachiever. This material, which is a type of a mineral called perovskite, …

A chic home that cost just $60k (with floor plan)

Before we begin to show you this beautiful home, we want to make it clear that the cost of the project is very much affected by where this home was …

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Dreamy midcentury home inspired by flight asks $480K

Robert Mention, an architect of the local airport, designed the home for himself<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Eugene, Oregon<p><b>Price:</b> …

14 Examples Of Modern Beach Houses From Around The World

Beach houses, whether on the shores of the actual ocean or sitting lakeside, are one way to ensure a fun and relaxed lifestyle. How could you ever …

The Future of Condition-Specific 'Smart' Clothing

More than a decade ago, scientists already recognized the potential smart clothes with noninvasive sensors could have on improving well-being. While, …

Medical Technology

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Visual Treat: 20 Captivating Kitchens with an Ocean View

We often talk about living rooms, bedrooms and even spa-inspired modern bathrooms with stunning ocean views. But why should those working in the …

Goodlife Type Family – Handlettering Font Collection from HVD Fonts

The Goodlife type family is a versatile handlettering collection designed by Hannes von Döhren of HVD Fonts.<p>German typeface designer Hannes von …

Typography