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In World's First 3-D Printed Home Community, Houses will be Built in a Day for $4000

Tech gets a bad rap for serving developed economies in the interest of money-making. It often takes a few cycles for the technologies that are truly …

Why You Should Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets with Drawers

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets and another, deeper row of cabinets under the countertop. The lower …

Kitchens

Modern Architecture: 6 Amazing Prefab Houses

Think of a prefabricated house as buying assembling furniture, it is developed somewhere in a different location from, once you chose what you want, …

The Perfect Summer Getaway: A Simple Canadian Farmhouse

(Image credit: Johannes Modersohn )<p>When Martin and Harriet Roth set out to build a vacation house on their property on Otnabog Lake, in the tiny town …

Hidden Stone House in San Juan Island

La Pierre, French name for “the stone” is a design house in San Juan, United States, conceived by Olson Kundig. The concept was to integrate this …

Architecture

Tesla’s solar roof gets new competitor in Forward Labs

The startup claims its product offers higher energy production and lower cost<p>While Tesla’s gearing up to ship its first batch of solar-panels-that-look-just-like-normal-roofs, other companies are venturing into the fray. One such startup, the Palo Alto, CA-based Forward Labs, is now accepting …

Modern Log Villa in Central Finland / Pluspuu Oy

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Modern log villa in the beautiful lake landscape of Central Finland<p>The villa is constructed of 202 mm …

Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. Actually, a small kitchen isn’t necessarily an issue as long as …

These vivid color photos from the 1890s used retouching to make the world more real

More than seven million photochrom postcards were printed<p>Of all the early color photographic processes to live and die, photochroms were perhaps the …

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

10 Modern Gardens That Freshen Up Traditional Homes

Even if you're working with a home that's more traditional that you'd like, there's still ways to modernize it without going through an entire home renovation. The garden is a great place to start, and can have a powerful effect on your home's visage.<p>We've rounded up 10 examples of older homes that …

ISSHOarchitects' shinminka house in okinawa, japan

<b>completed by ISSHOarchitects, shinminka is a new form of vernacular architecture introduced to the okinawa prefecture in japan</b>. once called the …

11 Cooking Tips Pro Chefs Swear By (and You Should Too)

Add seasoning as you cook. Don’t overcrowd the pan. Resist the urge to slice into cooked meat before it rests. If you're as obsessed with the Food …

Recipes

Old Silo Relocated to Become a Cozy and Modern Home

Living in a silo is unusual, if not a bit crazy by some people’s standards. For some, however, this can be the perfect home. Architect Christoph …

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

Tiny desert cube house has everything you need for $275K

Take in the stunning landscape from the expansive roof deck<p>Not quite a tiny house but still impressively small, this 529-square-foot cube in Arizona contains everything so efficiently within its walls. Clad in weathered corrugated steel to reflect the rugged desert landscape surrounding it, the …

Look Inside a Minimalist Home Studio in Spain by Tom Kundig

The architect mixes craft and industry for a photographer’s live/work space on the Catalonian coast<p><i>This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>He was offered a villa; he chose a bunker. Six years ago, when a well-known photographer was looking to build a …

11 of the Most Delicious Things You Can Do to Carrots

Everybody has a bag of carrots in their fridge. They’re super affordable—usually no more than a dollar or two, depending on whether you buy …

Healthy Eating

Where to Buy Farmhouse Dining Tables: Best Bets for Every Budget

We recently reported that the Modern Farmhouse style (think lots of rich, weathered woods, neutral textiles and industrial lighting and decor), was …

Food & Dining

Kitchens With Colorful Cabinetry

(Image credit: Skona Hem)<p>Look, I <i>love</i> a white kitchen. In the past, I've gone so far as to say that certain things — namely, kitchens and linens — …

A stunning and affordable prefab home (with plans)

Modern architecture is fantastic, imaginative and often as not, groundbreaking, with new and unusual materials and shapes being used to create …

The Modern Caravan: A Vintage Airstream Transformed

Three years ago, Ellen Prasse, an art teacher, and her partner, artist and writer Kate Oliver, who were living in a small Southern town, found …

Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

Shipping container residences can be elaborate and complex, but sometimes bringing it back to basics is the key to good living. At the request of …

Breathtaking Stained-Glass Cabin Looks Ripped from a Fairytale

Neile Cooper’s handcrafted glass abode is made entirely of reclaimed materials and it is stunning.<p>A miniature house made from glass shows off expert construction and dazzling motifs seemingly ripped from <i>Alice In Wonderland</i>. Covered with stained glass, the house sits on a stretch of luscious green …

Book House

Seattle, Washington<p>This whole-house remodel gives a venerable brick Tudor home a modern twist. Designed for two book (and dog!) lovers, it incorporates bookshelves and cozy seating areas throughout the house. Modern details complement traditional elements while steel windows, doors and exposed …

Sunroom

Accidentally Vegan: Fresh and Light Lemon-Blueberry Scones

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>I'm passionate about a lot of high-end ingredients, but I've never been a butter snob. My favorite brand is whatever's on sale at the supermarket, and I never shell out for expensive European-style butter. In …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

10 cottage homes perfect for cozy living

Cottage homes are all the same, right? Stone walls, thatched roofs, plaid living rooms and a whimsical look that's straight out of a fairy tale? …

Swedish coastal villa surrounded by forest can be yours for $888K

Imagine living in a (happier) Ingmar Bergman movie<p>There’s something decidedly <i>Swedish</i> about this three-bedroom home for sale in the historic seaside resort of Mölle. Perhaps its the muted colors, or all that wood, or its simple yet striking construction, or its minimalist decor scheme.<p>Nevertheless, …

Durable Soapstone Countertops a Versatile Design Option

Stone is one of the most popular kitchen surfaces and among all the options, soapstone countertops may be the most durable and generally care-free. …

Home Improvement