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Helmet made of recycled paper folds up for easy transport

It recently won the 2016 James Dyson Award A foldable bike helmet made out of recycled paper has won the James Dyson Award, an international design competition open to current and recent design engineering students run by James Dyson—he...Show More Summary

How to find out if your home is hiding a fireplace

Fire in the hole! Welcome back to Period Dramas, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures. It’s no secret that old houses are filled with quirks. Show More Summary

15 of the world’s most beautiful train stations

This global survey of gorgeous buildings will make you regret your next flight Travelers coping with increased delays and security lines often wish for a return to the golden age of air travel, when luxurious service, spacious cabins, and a more carefree attitude were the norm. Show More Summary

‘Smart intercom’ Nucleus updates an outdated form of home tech

A simple communication tool for modern families The home tech space is a bit of a circus right now, as heavyweights Apple, Google, and Amazon duke it out with their respective smart home hub devices and all sorts of smart lightbulbsShow More Summary

SolarCity acquisition puts Tesla ahead of the green energy game

Elon Musk claims that Tesla’s new solar tiles will be cheaper than a regular roof A few weeks after Tesla Motors Inc. unveiled its plans for a new line of sleek solar roof tiles, the electric car and battery maker officially became a...Show More Summary

Incredible gingerbread replica of 1800s English manor is an edible masterpiece

The 6-foot-long gingerbread replica of Waddesdon Manor took 500 hours to bake and roughly 480 pounds of icing With the holiday season just around the corner, the U.K. National Trust commissioned an exquisite piece of gingerbread architecture. Show More Summary

’30s stone house on 40 acres of breathtaking wilderness asks $1.4M in Colorado

Formerly part of the North Fork Ranch in Shawnee 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 got. Location:...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving table ideas to impress your guests

When it comes to the Thanksgiving table, the food could be considered half of the experience. Other key ingredients include the table setting itself, family, and friends. On the eve of the big meal, event stylist (Jeune Amour Events)...Show More Summary

Roomba inventor unveils a robot for weeding

The adorable gardening robot will hit yards this summer When robots take over the world, at least they’ll keep our yards tidy. Inventor Joe Jones—creator of the Roomba—is poised to launch a waterproof, solar-powered gardening robot in...Show More Summary

Rent in L.A., Honolulu, Providence: What $1,800/month gets you right now

From a Hollywood apartment to a Hawaiian pad Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one person's studio another's townhouse? Let's find out!...Show More Summary

Minimalist modular sofa combines simple steel frame and cushions

A budget version of Le Corbu’s Petite Modele, perhaps? Here’s another entrant in the modular, build-it-yourself furniture game, this time from Korean industrial designer Cho Hyung Suk for homeware brand Munito. The aptly-named Frame Sofa is just that: Block-like cushions arranged in a frame that holds everything together. Show More Summary

One of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last buildings slated for demolition

Designed in 1958, the Lockridge Medical Center is a rare example of the architect’s work in Montana A rare Frank Lloyd Wright building in Montana, designed in the later years of his life, is in danger of being demolished. This later-period...Show More Summary

15 Instagrams of London's snazzy new Design Museum

It's the work of John Pawson and OMA John Pawson, the minimalist British architectural designer, teamed up with OMA on the new home of the Design Museum in London, transforming the former Commonwealth Institute building in the city’s...Show More Summary

10 things I learned on a pilgrimage to the iconic Vanna Venturi House

Paying a visit to the Philly-area icon On Thursday, November 10, the Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, providing the 54-year-old house—which has been called “The First Postmodern Anything”—with its first preservation protection. Show More Summary

Inside Philippe Starck's swanky interiors for a São Paulo hotel

Opening in 2018 If the forthcoming Rosewood São Paulo hotel’s roster of stars is any indication, then the former maternity ward it occupies is due to get a makeover for the times. Developed by French entrepreneur Alexandre Allard, the...Show More Summary

Will the 2016 election change our thinking on cities?

Acting locally in the wake of national upheaval In the past week, one of the most astute post-election explainers was an essay on Cracked using examples from three movies—The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Braveheart—to help explain why the 2016 election was not about Republicans vs. Show More Summary

Homepolish’s new online shop solves the mid-priced furniture dilemma

The interior design service has a go at multi-brand retail Homepolish, the interior design service launched by Noa Santos in 2012, has opened its own furniture and decor e-shop, and it’s stocking a really decent range of statement pieces that don’t feel tired. Show More Summary

Art Deco 'Sun House' given bright, airy restoration asks $1.7M

Designed by architects Amyas Connell and Basil Ward, and located outside London 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...Show More Summary

Lost gem by Daniel Burnham & Co. gets second life in Chicago Loop

The National, a restored 1907 high-rise, energizes a formerly tired corner of downtown The turn-of-the-century skyscraper at 125 Clark Street in Chicago’s Loop hasn’t gotten much time in the spotlight, and for good reason. Surrounded...Show More Summary

Frank Gehry and Maya Lin among recipients of Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Other honorees include Bruce Springsteen and Bill and Melinda Gates Architect Frank Gehry and artist and designer Maya Lin are among the 21 recipients President Obama has named for Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced today. Show More Summary

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