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1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal: This Elegant, Spry Sports Car is a Lesser-Known Italian Icon

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal: This Elegant, Spry Sports Car is a Lesser-Known Italian Icon

It was a decade of immense change. At the start of the 70s, European sports cars were trading in their curvy figures for hard lines and sharp angles. This evolution was driven by Bertone, a boutique Italian car styling company that had a hand in some of history’s most iconic vehicles. Before designing this Alfa […]

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Italian Architect Hides a Stylish Pool House Beneath a Lush Garden

Italian Architect Hides a Stylish Pool House Beneath a Lush Garden

How can you add a swimming pool and pool house to a yard without displacing the garden? The answer delivered by Act_Romegialli architects was to hide it directly under the garden, maintaining the green parkland behind the main home while adding an elegant feature. This hidden swimming pool pavilion is called […]

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Office Envy: Work Doesn’t Suck in These 10 Inspiring Modern Office Designs

Office Envy: Work Doesn’t Suck in These 10 Inspiring Modern Office Designs

News flash! Going to work doesn’t need to be a drag. Good employers understand the value of an inspiring workplace, and these modern office designs are a case study in inspiration. Office designs like these are the result of color study, modern architecture and occupational theory, disciplines that yield some […]

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Meet the Zagato Mostro: An Incredibly Rare Sports Car Nearly 100 Years in the Making

Meet the Zagato Mostro: An Incredibly Rare Sports Car Nearly 100 Years in the Making

For nearly 100 years, Zagato has given form to some of the Italy’s most exotic vehicles. What began as a small coachbuild company in Milan became a top name in automotive design — thanks in part to their relationship with Maserati. Zagato has designed select vehicles for Maserati since 1932, and their […]

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SAOTA Architects Build a Massive Seaside Marvel in Cape Town, South Africa

SAOTA Architects Build a Massive Seaside Marvel in Cape Town, South Africa

Near the base of the Lions Head mountain, where the hills of Cape Town roll into the sea, a new modern residence stands out like a temple. This massive 10,000 square foot estate is the latest work by SAOTA, an architecture firm which has defined contemporary design in South Africa. Despite its […]

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Apple HomeKit explained: How does it work and is there an app?

Apple HomeKit explained: How does it work and is there an app?

Hot on the heels of the home automation trend, Apple introduced a new system last autumn – called HomeKit – that will enable you to have wireless and electronic control of your home, household features, activities, appliances, and more. HomeKit is not…

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The Solartab Solar Charger is the Smartest, Sexiest Personal Solar Panel Yet

The Solartab Solar Charger is the Smartest, Sexiest Personal Solar Panel Yet

There always seems to be news on the solar panel front about efficiency, productivity, or even that buzz phrase “grid parity“. What we haven’t heard in some time, however, is a real advancement in personal, portable solar charging. The items on the market now are either slow, bulky or ugly. Naturally, […]

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Is Your Private Jet Not Fancy Enough? Mercedes Benz Interior Design Will Handle That.

Is Your Private Jet Not Fancy Enough? Mercedes Benz Interior Design Will Handle That.

If that private jet of yours just isn’t luxurious enough, this might be the answer. Mercedes Benz has raised the bar to about 30,000 feet for this new interior design concept for Lufthansa Technik. Its part private jet, part boutique hotel, part design museum all in a narrow-body aircraft. Its first […]

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All Hail the New Travel Camera King: the Fujifilm X-T10 is Affordably Awesome

All Hail the New Travel Camera King: the Fujifilm X-T10 is Affordably Awesome

Fujifilm has revealed the Fujifilm X-T10, an affordable version of their compact flagship
The X-T10 will start at $799, nearly 60% of the starting price of the X-T1 when it was first revealed
Compared to other travel cameras, this could be one of the top new releases of 2015

Each year, I write […]

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These 10 Awesome Airbnb Treehouses Are Yours to Rent This Summer

These 10 Awesome Airbnb Treehouses Are Yours to Rent This Summer

The kid in you demands that you spend at least one night in a treehouse this summer. Who could argue with that? Fortunately, there are treehouses around the country (and the world) that are available for rent on good old fashioned Airbnb. These 10 Airbnb treehouses cross the map from […]

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These 10 Marvels of Mirrored Architecture Must be Seen to Be Believed

These 10 Marvels of Mirrored Architecture Must be Seen to Be Believed

The use of mirrors is a well-known interior design technique often employed in small rooms or apartments. For cramped quarters, mirrors help provide the illusion of space. Mirrored design isn’t exclusive to indoor space, however, as new trends in mirrored architecture are bringing the reflections outside. Mirrored houses, cabins and art installations show just […]

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This Pristine Italian Sports Car Challenged the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of its Day

This Pristine Italian Sports Car Challenged the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of its Day

It’s as if this classic Italian sports car just rolled out of production. This 1968 De Tomaso Mangusta by Ghia isn’t just faithfully restored, it was guided by the son of its original craftsman. The De Tomaso Mangusta was a beast of a sports car in its day, a lesser […]

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Google Project Fi: 5 Plausible Expectations for the Future of Google Wireless

Google Project Fi: 5 Plausible Expectations for the Future of Google Wireless

Google Project Fi, the long-rumored Google Wireless service, is nearly here. If the news reports haven’t impressed upon you just how big of a deal this is, allow me to underscore the headlines. This game-changing wireless service could change the way mobile providers work with users like you and me. The days of fixed […]

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A Hotel Revolution: 10 Micro Hotels Challenging The Status Quo of Travel

A Hotel Revolution: 10 Micro Hotels Challenging The Status Quo of Travel

Travel has gotten needlessly complicated over the decades. Sometimes, when you’re traveling or on a business trip, all you need is a place to rest your head. Even if you want some time to relax, hotel rooms often have more wasted space than used space. So hoteliers are getting smart. […]

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Creative Urban Treehouse Designs Bring the Forest Life to the City

Creative Urban Treehouse Designs Bring the Forest Life to the City

You don’t need to leave the city to live among the trees. The new urban treehouse by Baumraum brings the peaceful lifestyle of a treehouse to a city with 3.5 million neighbors. It’s the latest project by Baumraum, and unlike the rural retreats it has designed before, this one is […]

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You Can Own This 200MPH McLaren 540C for Under $200K

You Can Own This 200MPH McLaren 540C for Under $200K

When it comes to boutique production supercars, McLaren has presented some of the most lofty, unattainable vehicles ever built. It’s not so much the rarity that makes them tough to come by. It’s the price tag. The top-of-the-line McLaren P1 Supercar retails for about $1.15M. For that price, you could buy […]

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VIDEO: FlexShapeGripper is the Weirdest Robotic Tongue-Hand You’ll See All Day

VIDEO: FlexShapeGripper is the Weirdest Robotic Tongue-Hand You’ll See All Day

Sure, five soft, sensitive fingers work just fine for our hands. But for robotics, this technology has been a bit difficult to engineer. Enter Festo, an industrial robotics company that specializes in streamlining automation tech. They have developed an innovative robotic hand called the FlexShapeGripper that is inspired by the tongue […]

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Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2015: The best phones available to buy today

So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2015, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update…

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This Dune-Inspired Dream House is a Sustainable, Geometric Wonder

This Dune-Inspired Dream House is a Sustainable, Geometric Wonder

Sandy dunes roll and swoosh across the seaside landscape of Terschelling, a peaceful Island off the coast of the Netherlands. On this island, traditional turtle roof cottages blend into the shape of the sand, comprising an idyllic natural retreat for escapees of nearby Amsterdam. In the spirit of this landscape, Mark Koehler Architects have designed […]

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It’s Black Magic: This Compact Digital Film Camera is a Gorgeous, Grown-Up GoPro

It’s Black Magic: This Compact Digital Film Camera is a Gorgeous, Grown-Up GoPro

When a GoPro reaches adulthood, it turns into one of these. The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera was the talk of the NAB show this week, a trade show for broadcast professionals and video production geeks like us. It is everything a compact digital film camera should be, a device that offers core […]

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This Architecture Firm Turned a Power Plant into a Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Wilderness

This Architecture Firm Turned a Power Plant into a Stylish Boutique Hotel in the Wilderness

This brand new boutique hotel is truly one of a kind. Deep in the Tasmanian wilderness, in a zone recognized as a World Heritage site, an old hydroelectric pumphouse lives a new life as a boutique retreat. It is a marvel of restorative architecture by Cumulus Studio, one that has transformed […]

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These United Nude 3D Printed Shoes are a Glimpse into Fashion’s Future

These United Nude 3D Printed Shoes are a Glimpse into Fashion’s Future

In the not-too-distant future, we might all be printing our style accessories at home. The people at United Nude have envisioned this future in a new series of 3D printed footwear designed by some of the world’s greatest living architects. The United Nude 3D Printed Shoes collection features designs by […]

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The Incredible New 3DR Solo Drone is the Smartest Thing with Four Blades

The Incredible New 3DR Solo Drone is the Smartest Thing with Four Blades

At the beginning of his decade, the concept of a personal drone sounded like science fiction. It was a technology left to a small number of commercial firms, big budget filmmakers and workshop DIY tinkerers. A half a decade later, and drones are everywhere. Hobbyists, videographers and flight enthusiasts are spending […]

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Creative Cardboard: 10 Revolutionary Cardboard Furniture and Gadget Designs

Creative Cardboard: 10 Revolutionary Cardboard Furniture and Gadget Designs

With all the advancements in materials technology, cardboard has become more than just the “thick kind of paper” you use to make boxes or packaging. Designers are now exploring cardboard designs as a new material in their work since, aside from being environment-friendly, cardboard can both be flexible enough to conform to design and sturdy enough to be […]

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Rustic Tiny House in the Mountains Redefines the Phrase “Picture Window”

Rustic Tiny House in the Mountains Redefines the Phrase “Picture Window”

It’s as if this tiny house in the mountains was built just for that window view. This rustic restoration turns an old barn in Switzerland into a tiny house getaway for winter sports vacations. It’s a lodge in the traditional sense, but its architect has restored it with modern, minimal inspiration. The […]

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