The Brickley Engine
Moving parts mean friction; friction means a drag on engine efficiency.
Casual Cacti
A 1,100-square-foot loft in the historic Bester Building, a former steam-engine factory in Emeryville, California, is updated...
iQ Test
A leisurely test drive of the 2012 Scion iQ—the moniker being the brand’s clear shot at the Smart Car—proved its absolute...
Red Tin House That Makes the Most of Space and Light
Six earth-colored, metal-clad pavilions are combined to create Tin House, an innovative and voluminous house that boasts a...
The Woodman’s Treehouse
The Woodman’s Treehouse transports its guests into a green wonderland where uninterrupted views of the forest and modern comforts...
These 9 Spaces Show How to Rock a Monochromatic Color Scheme
Decorating with a single color might sound boring, restrictive, uninspired, or unadventurous, but the results can be anything but...
Ode to a Forward-Thinking America: Columbus, Indiana
A photographic celebration of a small American city and its design legacy.
Built on a Budget, This Belgian Cabin Is Straight Out of a Fairytale
London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.
Coffee, Tea, or Diesel?
At this year's LA Auto Show, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI was crowned "Green Car of the Year." This doesn't mean the Jetta TDI is the...
The H-Bus Drops
The first hydrogen-fuel-cell public transit bus west of the Mississippi will make its debut this coming spring in beautiful...
Why Columbus, Indiana, Should Be Your Next Design Destination
Boasting dozens of modernist structures by iconic architects, this midwestern town is sure to be a bucket-list destination for...
8 Examples That Show How Loft Living Goes Beyond Just NYC
When you think of loft living, your mind may flash to the interesting lofted dwellings of New York City's Tribeca or Soho—but...
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Black Shack Architects design a modern motocross shelter in an elemental way.
DIY Wooden Projects
Nowadays DIY is one of the best ways to get what you want, recycle old pieces of furniture and make your home look spectacular.
How to Beat the Winter Blues at Work
Winter is a great time for ski holidays, getting cozy indoors, or enjoying hot chocolate whenever you want, but the season may...
Fun with Color
For the visually inclined, Flickr can be an invitation to spend hours meandering virtually through the snapshots of strangers (an...
1978 Range Rover Classic Comes To The Reborn Series
Land Rover celebrates its past by adding ten limited-edition Range Rover Classics to the Reborn series.
In the Indie Debut “Columbus,” Midcentury Architecture Stars Beside John Cho
Kogonada’s directorial debut is a bittersweet exploration of loss and filial responsibility set in the architectural landscape of...
Moto Guzzi Airtail
With a name like “Death Machines of London,” one does not expect (or want) a delicate approach to designing custom motorcycles,...

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