Sal Alvarez

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You Can Spend the Night in a Glamorous Airstream Trailer in the Middle of Yosemite National Park

“Sometimes I wish I lived in an Airstream,” country queen Miranda Lambert sang in the 2009 song simply titled “Airstream.” Now, nearly 10 years …

National Parks

Are Kitchen Drawers Really Better Than Kitchen Cabinets?

A few weeks ago, we made a big stink about why you should replace all of your lower kitchen cabinets with drawers. (See: Why You Should Replace All …

Home Improvement

11 Garden Ideas to Steal from Hipster Homesteaders

Here’s to all the hipsteaders who’ve gone back to the land to farm (and post on their Instagram accounts), as well as to all seasonal settlers and …

Hudson Valley

What I Learned During my Experience Design Internship at Airbnb

I had always admired Airbnb, not only for its strong design culture but its mission of fostering belonging and cultural understanding. Despite this, …

UX Design

Quick and Easy Trout Cleaning

<i>Featuring Josiah Pleasant. Video by Aaron Black-Schmidt.</i><p>No bones about it, watch as Josiah Pleasant gives us a quick rundown on how-to quickly clean …

Kayaking

This Cozy Renovated Cabin Will Make You Crave Fall Temps

Name: Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson Location: Wardsboro, Vermont Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, owned We bought our three-bedroom, …

Living Rooms

This device will have you ditching your massage therapist

Someone came up with a massage kit that could have you kicking your foam roller to the curb. The 'Whole Body Kit' keeps balls in place so that you …

Massage Therapy

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Leonardo Da Vinci

This is how to raise emotionally intelligent kids: 5 secrets from research

Dealing with kids ain’t easy. They need an exhausting amount of attention and help.<p>Behavioral psychologists have observed that preschoolers typically …

Self-improvement

Modern Ranch Farmhouse In Austin Texas Home Tour

When Tim Brown’s clients first met with him about designing a home in Wimberley, Texas, southwest of Austin, the couple already had an idea of how …

Home Tours

Two design students build a charming, off-grid summer cabin in a remote Finnish forest

Design students Timm Bergmann and Jonas Becker (now Studio Politaire) decided to put their learned knowledge to the test by building an off-grid …

Off-grid

This may look weird, but it's actually impossible to plant a tree too high

From my column last week on tree planting mistakes, I'd like to draw more attention to planting mistake No. 1: not establishing the true top and …

Gardening

YogaGlo Is the Only Yoga App I Think Actually Rivals Taking an In-Person Class

I'm a creature of habit with my workouts—when I discover a fitness studio or running route I like, I stick with it. Probably for too long. I chalk it …

New York City

Bat House Plans

If you’re considering adding a bat house to your property, you likely already know the benefits of inviting these furry friends to your yard. Among …

Florida

Kanban Boards: How to Keep Track of Processes and People

Kanban boards can help you juggle everything that's in progress.<p>Episode #518<p>play pause<p>Listen<p>Kanban Boards: How to Keep Track of Processes and …

Project Management

Brooklyn Decker Is Selling Her Chic Austin Estate for $6M—Take the Final Tour

Model Brooklyn Decker and her tennis star husband Andy Roddick are selling their five bedroom, 6.5 bathroom Austin, Texas estate, Realtor.com …

Selling

See How This Photographer Recreated Erotic Works by Rodin, Schiele, and Picasso With Live Models

Art World<p>When is an image pornography and when is it art?<p>,<p>“I know it when I see it” is how US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously described …

Art

The art of impermanence: The waves will come, just ride them better

Our thoughts are like waves in the ocean. They keep coming. Sometimes, it feels like the waves are bigger and we’re fighting for air. Fortunately, it …

Mindfulness

The expert guide to a stylish home office

Whether you run your own business, work freelance or simply need a space to tackle personal admin, an organised and functional office is essential in any modern home.<p>Carve out space in unlikely places<p>Make use of square footage under the stairs with a modular system that can be configured to suit …

Storage Ideas

The Most Popular Garage Organization Systems And How To Build Them

The garage is probably the most cluttered and least organized space in the house and that’s because nobody really focuses enough on this area or on …

Home

Creative Leadership

In the past couple of months, I’ve had the privilege of hearing directly from more than 200 designers at a large tech company -- a pleasant barrage …

Rhode Island

A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates

This elevated prefab cabin along the Chilean Andes has a buffer zone that helps protect it against harsh climatic conditions.<p>The town of Vilches in Southern Chile is perched about halfway up the Andes Mountain. Surrounded by parklands and nature reserves, the area is an idyllic place for enjoying …

Prefab Homes

No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

Tips for tight miters and coped joints.<p>How many times have you set your miter saw exactly on 45 degrees and cut miters on a pair of moldings, only to …

Woodworking

Snoqualmie Pass Cabin Has Everything For Only $69K

Leave Puget Sound behind and become a mountain man or woman - and for cheap!<p>SNOQUALMIE PASS, WA - There will come a day when you'll sit in a traffic …

Coast Salish

Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose. Billed as a set of tools for innovation, design thinking has been enthusiastically and, to some extent, uncritically adopted by firms and universities alike as an approach for the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. …

Design Thinking

Curtis Stone’s Recipe for Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks With Gorgonzola Butter Is ‘Pretty Special’

<b>Curtis Stone</b> is a bit of a beef expert. The celebrity chef, who recently launched an Angus Pure Beef Collection with HSN, began his career in a …

BBQ

This avocado chocolate pudding is sugar-free dessert heaven

Presented by Pyure Organic<p>Sometimes, you just really crave something sweet. But most of the time, you can’t afford the immediate urge to take a nap …

Dessert

I Stopped Trying To 'Fix' My Anxiety. It Changed My Life

There is a third person in my marriage, and its name is Anxiety. Little did my husband know that when he married me, he was also marrying it. I have …

Depression

11 Hacks For People With High-Functioning Anxiety That Experts Swear By

The intersection of mental health and brain science are not always at the forefront. However, a lot of the clichés on what helps stress is actually …

Hacking