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In West Virginia, A House of Salvaged Windows

Even for those of us inclined to romanticize communing with nature, the dream of building a humble house in the middle of the woods (on a miniscule budget, of course) will forever remain ...


Tarva Dresser all dressed up in 3 easy steps

Materials: TARVA 3-drawer chest I wanted to submit my hack for the Ikea Tarva 3-drawer dresser. 1. I painted the pine Tarva dresser in Sherwin Williams Grayish (satin finish), 2. and then...


How to Create a Unique Home on a Budget

Athough she began her career in finance, one quick look around Casey DeBois's New York City apartment will tell you she made the right decision by switching to a career in design. Now an ...


Katharina Gross adapts candle-making process to create wax tables

German designer Katharina Gross has dipped brass boxes into a molten wax mixture to create a series of tables with stalactite-like legs (+ slideshow). (...


Gaza Artist Turns Israeli Air Strike Smoke into Powerful Sketches

As the world looks on with horror at the growing civilian toll in Gaza, and Hamas and Israel consider the terms of a U.S.-proposed ceasefire, one young Palestinian architect is responding...


Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, the inflatable shelter t...


Manulution Sale: Save 25% on Select Designs

A wood carving tradition that dates back to the 19th Century and the Bosnian town of Konjic is still practiced by Manulution, a modern furniture company that pays homage to a Balkan craft...


Exquisite Arizona Desert Mountain Retreat With Comforting Views

The breathtaking panoramic views from this Desert Mountain property in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA inspired the owners and architect Tor Barstad to take full advantage of indoor-outdoor livi...


Top 10 Plants for a Living Roof

Rooftops are tough place for plants: they're vulnerable to intense heat, cold, wind and drought, plus they can’t support a lot of weight, so the plants need to grow in just a few inches o...


See Inside a 1976 Airstream Makeover

This could be the coolest Airstream reno yet! - Houzz Amazing rooftop-bar views you won't want to miss - Architectural Digest 10 things you only see in decor catalogs - HuffPost Home This...


DIY: How to Make Horchata–A Delicious, Refreshing Summer Drink

We're still in the height of summer here in the northern hemisphere, and to stay hydrated, we've been indulging in everything from herbed waters and iced tea to granita and sorbets, but i...


The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to pro...


Laundry organizer: fitting the washer’s drum!

IKEA items used: TROFAST Fed up of never knowing if you will fill the washer drum? Just use the TROFAST System for: Dark, low temp. Bright, low temp. Dark high temp Bright, high temp And ...


Stephen Colbert Interviews Elon Musk! (Video)

Last night, Stephen Colbert interviewed Elon Musk for The Colbert Report. As you can imagine, Colbert wheedled out some exclusives from the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and described h...


Wendy & Gavin's Bright White Cottage — House Tour

Name: Wendy Withers + Gavin Lester, their two sons Boots + Oscar, two dogs Olive + Bear Location: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 3 years — own ...


Atopia "not going to answer" questions over Olympic images

News: the design firm that claimed Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron bore "a striking resemblance" to its own work and this week received a financial settlement may never have shown ...


Job of the week: architects at Grimshaw

This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for architects at London studio Grimshaw, whose ecological park in South Korea is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or brow...


How to Make the Most of Typical Rental Features: The Only Bathroom is Through the Bedroom

Once upon a time, I was flat-hunting in London and found an adorable one. The location was convenient and the space bright and sunny. The problem? The bathroom was located off the be...


Google Streetview Cars Track Down Stray Methane Emissions that Contribute to Climate Change

Google has added another item to its lengthy list of services, and this one is something you really wouldn’t expect. Google’s Street View cars that map roads across the world are also bei...


Friday Randomness: Progress, Details, Cabinets Hardware, and My Pottery Barn Aversion

I can’t believe it’s already Friday!  This week has flown by for me, and it doesn’t feel like I’ve gotten much done in the kitchen at all.  But I guess I really ha...


Pretty Pallets

<!-- insert ads is firing -->Taylor Coon from Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Waldron, IN brings us these painted pallet panels. They designed this set using pallets. They put two ...


Weekend Shopping Alert: 10 Great (and ON SALE!) Buys for Your Living Room — July 25, 2014

If you've hit a summer slump, maybe it's time to spice up your decor. Living rooms can always use some extra love; click through to see our picks for the best living room decor on sa...


Is a Giant Rock the Office Furniture of the Future? — Design News

Sitting all day is killing us, so designers in the Netherlands got rid of cubicles and replaced them with a giant rock. With no dedicated desk space, the rock keeps employees moving thr...


BORTOLOTTO’s Daylit King’s Cross House Combines Sculptural Interiors With Energy Efficiency

The house is situated on the footprint of a previous building and is incomparable in design and performance with its predecessor. Protective and sheltering, it is built to endure the regi...


"In some ways it's like a contagious disease"

Sleepy Littlehampton now boasts more headline-grabbing design than many cities, with projects by Thomas Heatherwick, Asif Khan and others. Dezeen tracke...