This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000
Jun29

This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000

Dragons, battles and daring adventures. The beauty of fantasy novels is that they can take you to other worlds, but what if you could live in another realm every day? Well, Oregon artist and house developer Ed Bemis managed to make that possible. Tucked away in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon sits Shining Hand Ranch, a whimsical home that is so detailed it is fit for royalty from your favorite book. This dream home was completely...

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away
Jun23

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. Located in the Binhai Cultural District In Tianjin, the five-story library, which was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in...

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This Narrow House In Japan Only Looks Tiny Until You Look Inside
Feb14

This Narrow House In Japan Only Looks Tiny Until You Look Inside

It’s said not to judge a book by its cover. The same goes for houses – especially this tiny one in Japan! Designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the 594-square-foot house is based on a triangular site between a river and a road. It looks really small from the outside, yet it is surprisingly more spacious from the inside than you’d expect. The triangular house has two floors, with the bedroom on the first floor, the kitchen and...

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This Tidy Tiny Home Actually Has Room for You And a Guest
Sep27

This Tidy Tiny Home Actually Has Room for You And a Guest

Magically, there are two (two!) bedrooms. From the outside, this green home looks charming, sure, but it’s the inside that’s one-of-a-kind — literally. The artist homeowners (Jessica Lynch is a print maker and illustrator while her husband, Carson Lynch, owns a woodshop) curated their newly-built guest house on wheels with handmade items for the ultimate maker’s getaway. Located on their 5.5 acres of land on Guemes...

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The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic
Aug05

The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic

The Klementinum library, a beautiful example of Baroque architecture, was first opened in 1722 as part of the Jesuit university, and houses over 20,000 books. It was voted as one of the most beautiful and majestic libraries in the world by our readers! The ceiling frescoes were painted by Jan Hiebl. In 1781, director Karel Rafael Ungar established Biblioteca Nationala, a collection of Czech language literature. Some of the rare...

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Sculptural Stair Element in the Newest Addition to Tel Aviv’s Skyline
Jun24

Sculptural Stair Element in the Newest Addition to Tel Aviv’s Skyline

The newest addition to Israel’s growing Diamond Exchange District is the uniquely geometrical Amot Atrium Tower, designed by prominent architect Moshe Zur. At 158 meters and with 38 floors of retail, the glass skyscraper holds a LEED platinum certification – the first of its kind in Israel. The building’s name is drawn from its impressive atrium entrance hall, designed by architect Oded Halaf, who incepted a radical idea:...

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30+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Staircases… #16 Is A Book-Lover’s Dream
Apr21

30+ Of The World’s Most Amazing Staircases… #16 Is A Book-Lover’s Dream

Street art isn’t just something that occurs from time to time, when young rule-breakers manage to create art while managing to avoid to police. No, street art is a massive part of community identity, political activism, and self expression. Every day, street artists attempt to transform another urban surface into a vehicle for their work, and this time, we’re focusing on stairs. These are beautifully painted stairs from...

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This 309-Square-Foot Micro Apartment Has A Home Theater, Full Kitchen, And Even A Guest Bedroom
Apr19

This 309-Square-Foot Micro Apartment Has A Home Theater, Full Kitchen, And Even A Guest Bedroom

Hong Kong-based architects LAAB have just completed an incredible home that maximizes every inch of this 309 sq ft (28.7 sq m) flat in Hong Kong’s Central district. The clients had a long wish list that included: full kitchen, bathtub, home cinema, gym, storage—and cat-friendly features for their three furry roommates. After 40 iterations, LAAB came up with a solution that is both functional and elegant. More info: Website | Facebook...

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Mysteriously Abandoned In 1976, This Creepy Mansion Just Gave Up Its Secrets.
Mar03

Mysteriously Abandoned In 1976, This Creepy Mansion Just Gave Up Its Secrets.

Grand pianos, a vast shoe collection and creepy children’s toys: A haunting look inside a New York mansion frozen in time after it was abandoned in the 1970s This spectacular mansion was built in the late 1930s but has not been occupied since the 1970s Located just a few miles outside New York City, it comes complete with an indoor tennis court and a bowling alley But its tragic neglect is apparently down to an owner who would...

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20+ Beautiful Modern Staircases
Jan31

20+ Beautiful Modern Staircases

We’re constantly running across photos of truly jaw dropping staircases. So much of the time, stairs look as if they were ignored until the last minute of the design process, but not in these cases. Check out some of our favorite staircases that we’ve come across: Let’s start out with a staircase we’ve talked about before: Ribbon Stairs. Designed by HŠH Architects to mimic a delicate rippling ribbon, these stairs are beautiful but...

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