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You Could Win a Night in the Eiffel Tower by Writing a Really Good Sentence

Plus an all expenses paid trip to Paris HomeAway has just announced a contest where you could win a one-night stay in the secret apartment that Gustave Eiffel designed at the top of the Eiffel Tower, pretty much giving you bragging rights over all your friends forever. Show More Summary

Swedish Architect's Own Summer Home Is Serene and Dreamy

The house took seven years to design and build For those of us who can't get over our Scandi crush, there's plenty more ogling to do, thanks to a new annual international "bookazine" from Swedish interiors magazine Residence. My Residence,...Show More Summary

More Real Estate Listings Should Have as Much Fun as This One

"Start a bath and switch to a shower if you are indecisive" This Birmingham, Alabama two-bedroom is on the market for $229,999, for sale by owner, which you probably could have surmised from the rather lengthy and unprofessional-sounding listing description. Show More Summary

Million-Dollar Homes New Normal in Top Urban Markets, Says Report

More than half the homes in San Francisco are asking seven figures The proportion of U.S. homes valued at or above $1 million has nearly doubled over the past four years, growing from 1.6 percent of the country's homes to three percent,...Show More Summary

Cool Jenga-Style Furniture Combines Shelving, Stairs, Desks All in One Go

Talk about quirky office design We see lots of multifunctional furniture these days, but not often something as unorthodox as this Jenga-esque structure in a converted barn in Flanders, Belgium. Conceived by Antwerp-based firm Studio...Show More Summary

Mexican Design Duo Collaborates with Local Artisans on Furniture Collection

The detail is a nod to the "molinillo," a whisk typically used to mix hot chocolate Further demonstrating the importance of Mexican design, Mexico City furniture and design studio Ad Hoc was just named one of "Six Rising Talents" byShow More Summary

The Parking Garage Goes High-Design in Iowa

It clocks in at 420,000 square feet Though high-design parking garages have cropped up in South Korea and, a bit closer to home, Miami (we're lookin' at you, 1111 Lincoln Road), we haven't seen much in the way of parking innovation in...Show More Summary

Original Home of Whitney Museum to Open to the Public for First Time in History

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's studio is the birthplace of the Whitney Museum of American Art Visitors have been flocking to the new Renzo-Piano designed Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened its doors in the Meatpacking District in downtown Manhattan last May. Show More Summary

Outdoor String Lights: Magical or High-Maintenance?

'Tis the season (again) It's that time of the year when lawns are mowed, patios get tidied up, grills go on sale, and string lights make their inevitable mid-year comeback. For the data-inclined, take a look at this fun Google Trends...Show More Summary

A Guide to Ordering Plants Online

The internet can never replace a nursery, but it can make plant shopping much easier Megan Hansen is a self-described "plant nerd." "My favorite thing to do in the world is to go to the nursery," she says. In 2009, Hansen, a user experience...Show More Summary

Olafur Eliasson Partners With Museum, Refugees on Modular Light Art

'Green Light' will be on display at a Vienna museum until June 5 Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson is known for works of art that verge on the architectural: Works like his Your Atmospheric Colour, which filled a gallery in a museum...Show More Summary

Swinging Midcentury Modern Knoxville House Asks $360K

The house was designed for Knoxville's "original Mad Man" Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've...Show More Summary

Covering a Church Floor With Mirrored Discs Turns Out to Be a Great Idea

All the rest of the churches in the world should follow suit Most churches have not covered their floors with a sea of multi-colored mirrored disks that project patterns of light onto the walls, roof, and columns. But that's only because most of them haven't had the idea before. Show More Summary

Virtual Tour: Mies van der Rohe's Unbuilt 1930s Island Home

The unrealized Hubbe House was an early experiment in court house design The architecture of Mies van der Rohe doesn’t exactly scream island living. But a dig through his archive of unrealized work suggests he may have come closer to creating such a dwelling than you might have thought. Show More Summary

Airy Paris Apartment Is Picture-Perfect After Renovation

Where old meets new elegantly As gorgeous and ingenious as tiny Paris pads can be, it's never not great to indulge in a classic Paris apartment that can really spread out and bask in all the space and light. Here, for example, is anShow More Summary

The Taj Mahal Is Under Siege From Horny Insects

We almost certainly should not find this as funny as we do According to a report in the New York Times, millions of mosquito-like insects have swarmed the Taj Mahal on a mating flight and are leaving the structure covered in green slime. Show More Summary

Painter Edward Hopper's Interiors Come to Life on the Silver Screen

Filmmaker Gustav Deutsch recreated 13 Hopper paintings into movie sets Many of us have been transported by Edward Hopper's melancholic paintings precisely because of the romanticism that his vision of modern isolation evokes. Hopper's vibrant tableaus invite the viewer to step into a quiet world—and stay a while. Show More Summary

The 'Tesla of Modular Housing' Wants to Sell You a Sustainable Wooden Box

Modular units by Finch Buildings, a Dutch company, are 95 percent recyclable The dream of attractive and affordable modular housing might be fading in New Amsterdam, but it's found a champion in "old" Amsterdam. Netherlands-based architect...Show More Summary

Futuristic Concrete Library Swoops Into Suburban Canada

It looks a bit like a ship's prow Libraries have been undergoing a sea change of late (thanks, internet), and are being reconfigured for the way people live now, which involves more digital information than ever before. But despite this...Show More Summary

World's Tallest Tower Could Troll All the Other Tower With LED Facade

The Burj Kahlifa would proclaim itself "big brother" to such lesser tower as the Empire State Building The Burj Kahlifa in Dubai is the world's tallest tower and it also happens to be covered in the world's largest LED-illuminated facade,...Show More Summary

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