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Hinanai Village House opens out to a scenic mountain landscape

Huge sliding doors at the front and rear of this weekend house in rural Hiroshima allow residents to open out their timber-lined living spaces to the …

Tony Blair Might Be Generous With His Donations But Where Does He Get His Money From?

Labour are in big need of some money with news that unions are reducing donations - luckily for them a rather well-known alumnus has some very deep …

Sugar levels in popular food and drink products

As the World Health Organisation prepares to announce new draft guidelines on the daily intake of sugar, here data provided by Action on Sugar, a campaign group, shows the levels of the ingredient in a series of popular products<p><b>Starbucks caramel frappuccino with whipped cream (Tall)</b><br>Contains the …

Best 10 Color Pairs For The New Year

It’s a new year and that means there will be a host of new trends and new styles around every corner. And that includes the simplest of terms, which …

Home Offices With Incredible Color Pairings

Your home office should represent you, your style, your work and what inspires you the most. It should reflect what you love the most but, if you’re …

The Penthouse Apartment From The Famous Wolf of Wall Street Movie Is On The Market

I assume everyone has heard about Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest movie, The Wolf Of Wall Street and many of you have probably already seen it. If not, …

21 Fabulous Modern Homes Showcasing Elegant Pianos

Sophistication and elegance is a killer combination for any dream home, but the way these defining traits are put into play in each home differs. …

Grass-Growing Bench Injects a Little Nature into the City

Wouldn’t waiting for a bus or taking a jogging break be more pleasant if you had a soft bed of grass to pet in the meantime? The Saturnia Bench from …

Inspirational Mezzanine Floor Designs To Elevate Your Interiors

<b>Mezzanines</b> are intermediate floors that are quickly becoming an incredibly popular addition in modern homes. From the expansive to the compact, a …

60 Designer Window Treatments and Curtain Ideas

All of these ideas totally finish the room.<p>Whether it's elegant draperies, Roman shades or a simple swath of fabric, every window needs the perfect complement.

A Glamorous and Sophisticated New York City Apartment with Dazzling Color

A sophisticated setting with dazzling color.<p>Color genius Jamie Drake works his magic to create a sophisticated setting for <i>House Beautiful</i>'s 2013 Designer Visions showhouse, located in the 1929 Art Deco skyscraper, Walker Tower, in New York City.

Opinion

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Thousands of bottles of beer smashed in sharia crackdown in Nigeria

Head of religious police warns that officers will stop consumption of alcohol as 240,000 bottles are publicly destroyed<p>About 240,000 bottles of beer have been shattered by an earthmover as part of a widening crackdown in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.<p>Alcohol is banned under sharia law, imposed in …

Japan and South Korea react after China flies jets over disputed zone

Buying up Britain: British household names that aren't actually British

When visiting a foreign country for the first time, we all want to taste the local food and visit shops we don’t normally see at home. Those wanting …

Abdul Aziz

Exquisite House in London With Double Volume Space by LLI Design

Located in <b>Crouch End, North London</b>, this private residence boasts a magnificent ground floor double volume space. The LLI Design‘s mission was to …

Beautiful Houses: Villa Överby

This week we will show you the amazing Villa Överby in Stockholm, Sweden, a project by John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor. We don't have details …

Architecture

70 Bachelor Pad Living Room Ideas

Beautifully decorated bachelor pads often tend to evoke images of slick leather surfaces, stylish gadgets, automated systems and an iPad or two …

The Lush Life: Luxury Garden Villa Features Rooftop Pool

The feel of living in a lush, overgrown jungle is captured in the suburbs with greenery on virtually every surface, a koi pond and a rooftop pool at …

The Pink Star and other expensive diamonds – in pictures

The Pink Star, a 59.60-carat, oval-cut pink diamond, became the most expensive ever sold at auction this week. Here's a look back at other notable sparklers

A Spectacular Beverly Hills House

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>It was envisioned that a home encased with glass, smooth flowing space from room to room, and inside to out, was the architectural answer to …

Coffee House London - Visual Identity

Branding and visual identity design is one of the most amazing areas of work for a designer. The variety of medias that the designer has to take into …

The Pros And Cons Of Concrete Flooring

Out of all the materials that can be used for flooring, to me concrete seems like the most interesting option. Of course, like all the other …

Home Improvement

CIA made doctors torture suspected terrorists after 9/11, taskforce finds

Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes<p>Doctors and psychologists working for the US military violated the ethical codes of their profession under instruction from the defence department and the CIA to become involved in …

Pakistan army carries out successful missile test

Pakistan’s military says it has carried out a successful test fire of a new short-range surface-to-surface missile.<p>The NASR missile is said to be able to hit a land target within a range of 60 kilometres and is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons.<p>The test came a day after the …