Outdoor Spaces

13 Easy Spring Upgrades You Can Do in A Weekend

It's spring (or almost spring, depending on where you live), and everyone's thoughts are turning to the out of doors. This seemed like a good time to …

New Orleans

Courtyard blitz at Corrimal High School thanks to volunteer army

“Everyone is enjoying that sense of community, and achievement, and will hopefully join us again for other projects.”

High School

What You Need to Know to Get Planting Right Now

Warmer weather is fast approaching. I swear, just this week I saw a small green bud poking up between the concrete. It was later smothered by snow, but no matter—the season of plants is upon us! Or at least it will be quite soon. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a newbie vowing to grow at home …


5 Inexpensive Ways to Add Natural Texture to Your Home

They say it’s like bringing the outdoors in<p>City dwellers are always talking about the need to be “closer to nature.” Sure, technically we are pretty far away from it, but whatever greenery we’ve been denied in lifeless high-rise apartments can always be added back with the humble houseplant, …

Home Decorating

One of Beijing’s Best Hotels Is Covering Its Stunning Facade with a Giant Ape

The Opposite House in Beijing is making a statement that will be nearly nearly impossible to miss. <i>Skywalker</i>, an installation by Australian artist …


Magnificent Mansion in Bar Harbor, ME, Lands on Market for $4.5M

Even in a district dotted with architectural beauties from the Gilded Age, the property known as La Rochelle in Bar Harbor truly stands out.<p>In a district dotted with architectural beauties, the property known as La Rochelle stands out. The Bar Harbor, ME, mansion sits on just under 2 acres and is …

Real Estate

'The Strangers: Prey at Night' Star Bailee Madison on the Long-Awaited Slasher Sequel

The Strangers are back in the long-awaited slasher sequel <i>The Strangers: Prey at Night.</i> For the sequel, the Strangers get a new director in <b>47 Meters</b> …


Rhode Island Rock Star

The house was built on the foundation of an existing home. The poured concrete foundation walls and footings were in good shape, but the existing …

Home Building

This self-sufficient retreat mixes city style with woodsy charm

Charles Gane, a Toronto architect and founding principal of CORE Architects, created this 2000-square-foot space as a family haven away from the big …

Lifestyle (Canada)

167 Raw buys old Il Cortile Del Re building, plans move

After sitting empty for three years, the former Il Cortile Del Re space finally has a new owner. Jesse Sandole, owner of 167 Raw, tells <i>City Paper</i> "We …


The Restio River House By SAOTA Has Views Of The Surrounding Mountains

SAOTA have designed a new family holiday home that’s perched on the banks of the Buffels River, close to Pringle Bay in South Africa.<p>Before heading …

Interior Design

New Marina Bar Howell’s Beckons Area Wine Enthusiasts

<b>Nate Welch</b>, a ten-year veteran of Marina wine bar and retail shop California Wine Merchant, is now pouring glasses from his own wine list at his new bar <b>Howell’s.</b> It’sat 2373 Chestnut Street (between Divisadero and Scott in the former Mezes space), and customers can swing by now during its “soft …


Retro Fitness founder re-lists N.J. mansion at a discount, now only $3.2M (PHOTOS)

The Colts Neck home is located on nearly four acres of land and has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

New Jersey

5 Reasons We're Stoked for the Women's Climbing Fest

On the weekend of March 23, hundreds of women from across the country will flock to Bishop, California, for the third annual Women’s Climbing Fest. For three days, they’ll participate in workshops and clinics and hear from athletes, coaches, and other professionals in the climbing industry. They’ll …


Duplex designed with surroundings in mind

With a location like the latest infill by Maillot Homes, there’s no wonder its design clearly connects to the outdoors.This stylish 2,313-square-foot …

Laundry Rooms

How Far Does $2,200 Actually Go In Oakland's Rental Market?

Oakland2741 Ninth Ave. | Photos: ZumperAccording to rental site Zumper, median rent in Oakland for a studio is $1,675/month, rising to $2,150/month …

Real Estate

New Alyth Primary School is just class

Ribbon cut at £10m primary school<p>The ribbon was officially cut at the brand-new Alyth Primary School this week.<p>Pupils, parents, teachers and the …


The Dog Stop coming to Huntsville, with 4 more locations planned

The area's first location is slated to open at 6243 University Drive NW this summer.


What Aussies want most at home

When it comes to what they value highest, Aussies still hold dear what their grandparents did — being outdoors, albeit with a 21st century twist.<p>Even …

Real Estate

Cantilevered Porch House / Pepa Díaz

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The concept of cantilevered porch rests on two basic and simple pillars, people- and their ways of …


5 Small Patio Ideas

Create Zones<p>Designating “zones” for different functions can actually make a small space seem larger—try separating a small backyard with a sitting …


Urban Residence Lets Nature In Through Its Glazed Facades

Most urban residences are defined by a relationship with nature limited to the size of the plot and greatly diminished by all the neighboring …


Nab this midcentury time capsule with panoramic views for $1.25M

Just one in a number of awesome properties for sale in Surrey, England<p>There’s no shortage of architecturally significant homes for sale in Surrey, England, and this latest example is no exception. On the market for the first time in 50 years, this groovy ’60s time capsule sits elevated above …

Panoramic Photography

The Biggest Deals From Lowe's Spring Flash Sale

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, so it must be spring. It'll be time to lounge outside, garden, grill, and relax …

How to make an Easter tree: 8 fabulous decoration ideas

Create the perfect Easter egg tree for your home and outdoor space.<p><b>The Easter tree has become a lovely way to celebrate spring and there are so many ways to create the wow factor whilst giving your home a seasonal update.</b><p>As a starting point, you'll need to collect small branches in the woods from …


The A's Are Teaming Up To Bring Some Green Healthy Options to The Coliseum!

posted by LadyRAY -<p>4 hours ago<p>Shouts to the Oakland A's- this announcement is Dope! Not only are the A's bringing some green healthy options to the …


The Warehouse Hotel Wins Big at AHEAD Asia 2018

Congratulations to the team behind The Warehouse Hotel, which took home four awards at AHEAD Asia 2018 including the night’s grand prize of ‘The …


Skanska’s 2+U towers carve out pedestrian and creative space

The dual towers hope to engage the public<p>What’s currently a construction site downtown at Second and University will eventually become Skanska’s 2+U, a pair of office towers—one 18 feet, the other 38—looking out over Puget Sound and wrapping around the existing Diller Building at First Avenue.<p>The …


London tourism flatlined in 2017 due to terror fears, rail issues and cost

Northern Ireland and Scotland saw big increases, according to figures from Association of Leading Visitor Attractions<p>Rail problems, fears of terrorism, and the high cost of getting to and eating in London have contributed to a “flatlining” of tourism in the capital last year.<p>But the newly released …


Glass bricks are back and this is how to use them in your home

If the thought of opaque, square glass bricks kind of makes you recoil, you’re not alone. But trust us on this one, glass bricks are back—but not …