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Globe Trotting: Minimalist Studio Makes For an Unlikely House For Dolls

Since doll collector's houses (almost) always subscribe to a scary, hoarder-esque school of design—think dozens of unblinking eyes peering down from every last open surface—this starkly modern home and atelier in Minoh, Japan, is a welcomed game changer. Designed...

Picking the Most Exciting Player to Watch from Each Premier League Team

As the 2014-15 Premier League season draws closer, fans around the globe are looking forward once more to seeing their team's star players trot out and strut their stuff on a weekly basis. While pundits will regularly look to a "best"...Show More Summary

Globe Trotting: Staid U.K. Home Probably Just Ate Its Modern Neighbor

Photo via Design Milk As is all the rage with London townhouse renovations, the recent interior makeover of this Winchester, England, home also came with a very modern extension, making the whole thing look as if a minimal glassy abode...

Globe Trotting: Gravity-Defying Glass Box Sees Nothing But Sea and Sky

Providing further evidence that South America has all the best severely modern glass boxes, WMR Arquitectos' Casa Till has little regard for walls, but a whole lot for the natural skyline of...

Globe Trotting: Take In the Head-Turning Contemporary Homes of Tehran

Photo via Dezeen Founded in 2010, Tehran-based architecture firm Next Office was brought in to redesign a partially built home just outside the Iranian capital of Tehran, mainly to remove an "octagonal void" in the center that, as directing manager...

Bond Will Continue To Trot The Globe in Next Film

In case you had any doubts, one tried and true James Bond movie tradition isn't going anywhere any time soon. His films will continue to take place in very international locales, and Bond 24 will be no different. MI6 is now reporting that it's sources are claiming that the film is currently scouting locations in Morocco, Austria, and Rome. Show More Summary

Globe Trotting: Der Spiegel reports that hosting the...

Der Spiegel reports that hosting the 2018 World Cup will require Russia to build seven new stadiums, with the estimated cost of the St. Petersburg arena rising as high as $1.2B. As with the stadiums actually finished in time for...

Globe Trotting: Tour the Sprawling Gardens Steel Lovers Olson Kundig Built

Photo via Arch Daily While it's been established the absolute Golden Age of rooftop gardens occurred over a century ago, starchitecture firm Olson Kundig Architects, the Pacific-Northwest purveyor of homes made of steel and stone, has upped the ante for...

Globe Trotting: This Vacation Villa is Faceted White Bead in the Forest

Photo by Koichi Torimura via Design Boom Contemporary Japanese design is known for its aggressive brand of minimalism, whittling hair salons into venues as sterile as operating rooms, scrubbing dentists' offices until they're blank, and making the personal home as...

Globe Trotting: Spend a Tranquil Summer in This Artsy South of France Manse

Though "price upon request" ought to set off all sorts of "this promises to be very expensive" warning bells, it's darn near impossible not to pour over the listing photos for this...

Globe Trotting: Precarious Copper Beach Cottage Hides Secret Rooms

Photo via Architizer Situated on a steep, extremely narrow plot of beachside land that formerly housed an 1890s cottage, this petite vacation home in Coogee, Australia looks as unassuming as a shack from the street view, but hides a cascading,...

Tomb Raider novel trots the globe in October

With not one but two new Tomb Raider games announced during E3 this year, Lara Croft is already awfully busy, but not so busy that she can't star in a new novel. Coming from DK Publishing and written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, Tomb Raider: The...

Globe Trotting: Mad-Colorful Brazilian Cabin Has All the Coolest Sundries

Photo via Contemporist Some houses get all the good stuff: hanging nest beds, outdoor furnitures wearing Native American war bonnets, horned Sérgio Rodrigues Chifruda chairs, window-framing circular bookshelves (arranged by color no less, which is not a moral failure). This...

Globe Trotting: China, fertile land of absurd, only-sometimes-successful...

China, fertile land of absurd, only-sometimes-successful developments, is wrapping construction on its very own replica of Manhattan, which, sadly, already looks like it's going to be a ghost town. After four years of construction, it's failed to attract tenants, and...

Globe Trotting: Inside a Vibrantly Revamped Le Corbusier Apartment

Photo via Dezeen When French designer Pierre Charpin was invited to refit an apartment in modernist master Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse housing block, he was given complete freedom within a few pretty strict constraints. Starting in 2008, owner Jean-Marc Drut...

Globe Trotting: Sleek Australian Spread Loses Right to Call Itself a 'Farmhouse'

Ok, so even though this 6,781-square-foot manse finds itself on 26 acres of farmland in the hinterlands of Federal, Australia, the low-slung, all-white compound shares about as few similarities with the average...

Globe Trotting: Absurd Beijing Apartment is Equal Parts Fun and Terrifying

Photo via Home Adore While it's hard to imagine who exactly would custom design their home to look like this surreal fever dream of an apartment, Shanghai-based Dariel Studio insists that the so-called Beijing Fantasy "pays homage to the client's...

Globe Trotting: Extreme Minimalist Pad Looks Like a Dog-Eared Slip of Paper

Photo via Dezeen In what must be the most subtle of all homages, this two-story residence by Japanese architect Yukio Hashimoto is said to be inspired by the ancient art of spiky, meticulously origami folding. While some might argue that...

Globe Trotting: 'Recycled' Decor Rules in This Eclectic Denmark Abode

Photo via The Style Files Between the vintage furniture, flea market finds, and objects from "outside on the sidewalk," very little decor in this hip family home in Denmark comes brand new. "I like walking on the hunt for new...

Globe Trotting: See Domestic Life Abstracted in a Colorful Mini 'Township'

Photo via Dezeen Last time architect Jimenez Lai made headlines with what he calls "superfurnitures," which he defines as "a building that is kind of too small, or a couch that is kind of too big," he was living in...

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