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Introducing Firepit Tables – A Fiery Combination Of Functions

What do a table and a firepit have in common? Nothing really, unless they’re put together to form a single element. And what a great combination …

Landscaping
Downton Abbey

Articles about house was built out 14 shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>A two-story, shipping container prefab offers a speedy solution to shortages of space on campus.<p>These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that …

Shipping Containers

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

Photography

Volume One

We are incredibly excited to bring you our very first issue of the printed Sidetracked journal. As always, we aim to capture the emotion and …

Breathtaking Normandy

Took a short trip to Étretat Normandy in France. At first I was hoping to get dark and cloudy weather with preferable some fog in the morning. No no …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design

Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress.</b> …

Architecture

Articles about 5 comfortable decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

Better your home's indoor/outdoor connection with one of these DIY deck kits.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design scene that plays homage to the …

Palm Springs

Venice by Tim Van Damme

One moment,<br>please wait.<p><b>Footnotes:</b> Leica M + Voigtländer 40mm f/1.4. Prints available.<p>More posts by Tim Van Damme<p>Tahoe Camping Trip Tahoe > Bay to …

Real-Estate Porn: The Most Luxurious Properties of 2015 So Far

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly18 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Striking MS House Ingeniously Adapted to a Sloping Site in Mishima, Japan

Uncommon building sites call for ingenious architecture solutions. The intricate <b>MS House</b> by <b>Yo Yamagata Architects</b> is located in Mishima, Shizuoka, …

Japan

Shooting with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 in a Cold and Rainy Outdoor Portrait Session

<i>Editor’s note: This our third hands-on test of the super affordable Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 clone lens. We previously shared casual and optical tests.</i><p>I …

Las Vegas

30 Most Interesting Photography Links of the Week

As 2015 comes into clear focus, Toad Hollow Photography has been actively seeking links to the best tutorials, reviews, special features, great …

Street Photography

How to Use the Foreground Effectively for a Captivating Composition

Many portrait photographers try to use wide aperture lenses in order to blur the background for more depth in the image. Every landscape photographer …

Landscape Photography

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

National Parks

Modern Villa Kerckebosch Taking In A Forested Landscape in the Netherlands

<b>Villa Kerckebosch</b> is a recently built family residence developed by <b>Engel Architecten</b> in the forested landscape surrounding Zeist, a small town in the …

Architecture

The Remarkably Intimate Houses Of Father-Son Architects Eliel And Eero Saarinen

A new book focuses on the small-scale projects of the Finnish-American architecture family.<p>Architecture history is filled with father-son duos. In the 18th century, Jacques V Gabriel, the premier architect to the King of France, left his title to his son Ange-Jacques, who designed and remodeled …

Architecture

Articles about beautiful homes middle nowhere on Dwell.com - Dwell

As more and more people choose alternative ways to live, homes fashioned from old shipping containers are mushrooming up all over...<p>A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel...<p>Here at Dwell we've always acknowledged …

Architecture

Articles about and now some architectural eye candy 8 award winning buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.<p>This year at Dwell on Design we're awarding our first ever Modern World Awards to the designs that move, inspire, and elate us....<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon …

Watches

Marsala Mania: 10 Finds That Celebrate Pantone's Color of the Year

Ever since Pantone announced <b>Marsala</b> as the Color of the Year for 2015, I’ve been keeping an eye out for fabulous finds in this fetching shade. It’s …

Home Decorating

Architizer

Nicholas Sparks Designs a Furniture Collection Inspired by His Latest Tearjerking Novel

We're pleasantly surprised by The Notebook author's first stab at designing furniture. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p>Novelist, screenwriter, and movie producer Nicholas Sparks can now add "furniture designer" to his resume.<p>Sam's Club just announced a new exclusive furniture …

A Penthouse Apartment Where Manhattan Meets Montmartre

Rooftop living in NYC.<p>Inspired by the idea of Parisian garret, Leslie Klotz fashions an artful home for herself on a rooftop in New York. Read the interview with Klotz here.

A Spring Design Preview: The New Collections Are In!

The spring collections are in! For a design-lover, there’s nothing like visiting the website of your favorite retailer or boutique and seeing …

Home Decorating

Party Table Decorating Ideas: How to Make it Pop!

With the holidays behind us, many of us need something to look forward to and celebrate. Fortunately, there are innumerable reasons to throw a party …

Spatial Openness Revealing Flawless Modern Design

Slices of downtown San Francisco reveal themselves from every corner of this flawless modern design: the Laidley Street Home by Michael Hennessey …

Architecture