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How Motherhood Affects Creativity

Cultural messages tell women that making art and having children are incompatible pursuits. But science suggests that women may become more creative after having kids.<p>Her labor begins, and she leans back on her bottom, pulling the first baby out of her body with her own hands and teeth. Within five …

Home office: 9 clever tips for a better organization

An organised workspace is always important for ensuring optimum productivity when you are working from home. Otherwise, domestic distractions …

House S Lake Starnberg / Stephan Maria Lang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> On a sloping site oriented to the morning sun the house is hovering with its widely levitating roof …

‘The Last Night’ is a stunning take on 16-bit games for the 4K generation

Indie darling <i>The Last Night</i> stepped onto the big stage this week at E3. The game was announced as an Xbox exclusive during the same event that Microsoft officially revealed its powerful new 4K console: the Xbox One X. After those proceedings, we sat down with Odd Tales' Tim Soret for an update on …

Frank Lloyd Wright merged eastern and western architecture at Tokyo's Imperial Hotel

Our Frank Lloyd Wright 150th anniversary series ends with the American architect's best-known building in Asia, the now-demolished Imperial Hotel, …

Modular Self-assembled Footwear Designed to Put the Kibosh on Sweatshops

Ki ecobe is a modular shoe that uses no adhesives and comes in separate pieces, which the end user assembles, making the manufacturing process much …

Practical Architect Uses Design/Build Skills to Erect Beautiful Family Home for $180,000 Less Than Quoted Price

Zui Ng's "Chameleon Shotgun House"<p>This is well worth the watch. Houston-based architect Zui Ng used a host of brilliant principles, intelligent …

Dan Brunn renovates Frank Gehry-designed LA house for an illustrator

A Japanese-style reading nook and a sculptural wooden staircase feature in this 1970s Los Angeles house, which has been overhauled by local studio …

Mike Pence Lawyers Up

The vice president has hired former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen to represent him as the Russia investigation gathers steam.<p>Vice President Mike Pence has hired an outside lawyer to represent him during the Russia investigation, a sign that key members of the administration are gearing up for a …

Take a Whirlwind Tour Through 11 Architect's Distinctive Styles

Whether their styles are classic, modern or somewhere in between, the world's most groundbreaking architects are known for designs that have advanced …

Marble House

Named after its exterior facade, the Marble House is a modern Taj Mahal. Although not made entirely of the natural stone, the home's sculpted form is …

After contemporary renovation, 19th-century Park Slope carriage house seeks $7.5M

The carriage house dates to 1899 but feels very contemporary<p>Park Slope is full of impossibly beautiful homes, but few are as unique as the converted carriage house at 77 Prospect Place. The 4,600-square-foot house has hit the market for the first time in over a decade—it last sold in 2003 for $1.53 …

For Corgi Con, here are Ocean Beach’s most adorable corgis

Totally worth that wet dog smell<p>This Saturday marks the fourth year of Corgi Con, a gathering of corgi owners, corgi enthusiasts, and of course corgis themselves on the sands of Ocean Beach.<p>While the uninitiated might assume that Corgi Con is just another small, slightly loopy San Francisco …

Nervous dog going swimming for the first time will melt your cold, cold heart

If you can watch the video above without feeling powerful, trembling waves of emotion, then it's possible there's something deeply wrong with you.<p>I …

A Study Found Homes Painted These Colors Sell For More Money

What color to paint the different rooms in a home is always a hotly debated topic. Interior designers have their standbys, trends point towards another set of colors, and mood boosting or calming hues dictate their own palette. But Zillow found that homebuyers place a premium on certain colors — …

VMS House / Marcos Miguelez

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Placed on a triangular plot on the outskirts of a small town, the house is surrounded by lands of mixed …

Dining Rooms

The Baffle House By Clare Cousins Architects

Australian firm Clare Cousins Architects, were asked to design an extension / garden pavilion to the rear of an Edwardian cottage, that would …

Modern Gray Kitchen Cabinets Beat Monotony With Style

Gray is not the most exciting color. In fact, it’s very bland, boring and monotonous, often being associated with the coldness and roughness of …

Interior Design

Real Life Solutions: Lessons from Well-Organized Closets

Have you ever been jealous of someone's closet? I don't mean their clothes or their shoes, but their actual closet space—as someone with a tiny …

Portraits: Pro Lighting with Cheap Flashlights by Daveed Benito

The color gels used are simply cellophane that comes in rolls at your local craft store, usually meant for gift wrapping. The more you layer the …

Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’

In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of innovation, how to take back your creative confidence, and the habits that can shape not only your current design team, but the up-and-coming design leaders of the world.<p>The word “innovation” has gotten …

Take the best WEDDING photograph EVERY time

Wedding photography is definitely a skill and having a few wedding photography tips and tricks up your sleeve can go a long way. With this technique …

Inside a concrete Buddhist shrine carved into a hill

By Beijing-based Arch Studios<p>A sculptural Buddhist shrine has opened in Tangshan, a city in north China’s Hebei province, continuing the trend of simple yet striking spiritual centers that use natural materials and the surrounding landscape to create an environmentally immersive experience.<p>Designed …

Farm buildings inform design of Canadian lakeside home by Trevor Horne Architects

London-based Trevor Horne Architects has completed a waterfront house in Ontario, referencing local barn structures through expansive spaces and a …

House Tour: Beautiful Bohemian Style Providence Rental

<b>Name:</b> Courtney Webster and Brandon Aguiar <b><br>Location:</b> Providence, Rhode Island <b><br>Size:</b> 950 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 1.5 years, rent<p>Courtney Webster …

The 5 basic money skills everyone should master by age 35

People doling out money advice tend to overcomplicate things. Forget about those myths that actually make it harder to save money and get richer: …

Man asks to submit his penis as evidence in choking death of his girlfriend

Some men might embellish their penis size, but one guy in Florida is going so far as to say that his dick accidentally killed his …

The “White Line” House Is a Minimalist’s Dream Come True

Located in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan is this minimalist “White Line” home that overlooks the city’s landscape. Designed by Kazakhstan-based …

Architecture

3 Photography Tips For Shooting Beach Photography In Harsh Light

The middle of the afternoon, when the light is harshest it can be difficult to create effective photography no matter where you are shooting. ...

Photography Tips

Avocado Acres House

Influenced by LA's Case Study homes and the work of Joseph Eichler, the Avocado Acres House is an environmentally-friendly mid-century throwback …