iOS app Android app

Rain Embuscado
GET UPDATES FROM Rain Embuscado
Rain Embuscado is a multimedia journalist and visual artist based in New York City. For a mixed bag of opinion pieces, full-length features and ongoing art projects, you can keep up with him on his blog: www.rainembuscado.com.

Entries by Rain Embuscado

Project 24: A Portrait Of Millennial Artist Nguyễn Chi

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 9:19 PM

This is the first installment of Project 24, a series that documents the lives and work of millennial artists based in New York City. As a collection, these portraits explore how the latest generation of contemporary artists operate in their relative intersections, navigate New York's dynamic art scene...

Read Post

A DIY Table With Built-In Drink Coolers Is The Perfect Way To Beat The Heat (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 3:23 PM

There's nothing worse than having to make a beer run in the middle of a party. One proactive couple who agreed decided to remedy this in the form of a DIY patio table with built in coolers. As avid DIYers, we honestly couldn't think of a better summer...

Read Post

'Kookaburra House' In Sydney Is One Of The Most Relaxing Places On Earth (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 1:05 PM

It's tough starting a private practice. And as one natural medicine practitioner learned, running a health retreat from home proved even more of a challenge.

In 2011, certified nutritionist and herbalist Merrilee Linegar purchased this gorgeous home in the suburbs of Sydney, Australia for $4.4 million USD. To accommodate her...

Read Post

3 Random Luxury Home Features You Need In Your Imaginary Dream House (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 5:41 PM

When it comes to how a high-end house should look, everybody's got an opinion. But in case you're lacking in inspiration, we decided to help you piece your own vision together by sharing three luxury home features that we think every imaginary dream house needs. Just because.

A secret...

Read Post

The Ventana Home In Tucson, Arizona Is A Desert Marvel... But Oddly, It Won't Sell (PHOTOS)

(26) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 5:33 PM

After lingering unsold since it first hit the market in March, the real estate group Russ Lyon Sotheby's International who has the listing for the Ventana Home in Tucson, Arizona made a bold move: They raised the asking price by an extra million to $5,595,000. Though we think...

Read Post

A Beach House In Mornington, Australia Is Actually Made Up Of Two Completely Different Structures (PHOTOS)

(34) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 8:51 AM

Take a trip to Mornington, Australia and cast your eyes on our latest beach house obsession.

In a statement about the property, architect Clare Cousins explains that the assignment called for an extension of an existing 1970’s Merchant Builder’s home. Since the original house was...

Read Post

An Office In An Attic, Designed By Polish Architecture Firm PL.architekci, Reinvents A Forgotten Space (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 4:38 PM

An office in an attic doesn't immediately conjure up a stylish mental image, but one Polish architecture firm was able to see the potential in this formerly forgotten space. The result is an open, airy and welcoming environment for creativity.

According to Dezeen, the studio, which is located in historic...

Read Post

Ecovative Designs A Tiny Home Using... Mushrooms? (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(36) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 5:13 PM

Green-technology group Ecovative has taken the idea of sustainable homes to a whole new level -- with mushrooms.

According to Fast Company, the company's dedication to finding "cost-effective alternatives to plastic insulation and packaging" led them to discover the magic of mycelium, a fungal network of...

Read Post

Weekend DIY Ideas: 7 Projects You Can Accomplish In Under One Hour (PHOTOS)

(23) Comments | Posted July 6, 2013 | 10:11 AM

Let's be frank: Work is the last thing on all of our minds this holiday weekend. But, if you're like us and have taken this rare opportunity to relax, we've got some light and easy projects that are much less rigorous than our typical batch of weekend DIY...

Read Post

'House Of The Tree' Home In China, Designed By Kokaistudios, Is The Ultimate Combination Of City And Nature (PHOTOS)

(60) Comments | Posted July 5, 2013 | 9:09 AM

Perched high in the clouds on a high-rise tower's 48th and 49th floors is the "House of the Tree," a stunning home in Shenzhen, China designed by architecture firm Kokaistudios in 2011. The Pinnacle List shared photos of its natural, zen-like interiors, which successfully achieves a...

Read Post

Venturini House In Buenos Aires, Argentina Was Beautifully Restored By Adamo-Faiden Architects (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 8:35 AM

It's a rare occasion when we come across beautifully restored homes that somehow manage to retain the structure's original integrity. The Venturini house is one such example. Situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the dwelling is in close proximity to the Abasto Shopping Mall (which once served as the city's largest...

Read Post

DIY Porch Potty Is The Ultimate Solution For City Dogs Or Lazy Pet Owners (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 5:59 PM

It's pretty easy being a dog... except if it gets stuck with a lazy owner, of course.

But, in an effort to give his new pup some "independence," one Redditor was inspired to build an outdoor DIY porch potty so the little guy can take care of...

Read Post

Weekend DIY Ideas: 7 Outdoor Games To Play In The Backyard This Summer (PHOTOS)

(14) Comments | Posted June 29, 2013 | 9:21 AM

In case you're planning on a stay-cation this Fourth of July, you might as well make the most of it and enjoy your time in your outdoor space. And what kind of fun did we have in mind? Games, of course! These weekend DIY ideas will help you...

Read Post

World's Most Expensive Bed By Savoir Is Literally Fit For A Queen (VIDEO)

(23) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 5:40 PM

In honor of Queen Elizabeth's 60th coronation anniversary, the mattress company Savoir is making sixty editions of the world's most expensive bed -- and each one is literally fit for a queen.

In the video above, Alistair Hughes, the managing director of Savoir (the "The Royal State Bed's"...

Read Post

'The Question Block Lamp' Kickstarter Project By 8-Bit Lit Reminds Us Of A Classic Video Game (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 5:17 PM

If you've ever spent countless hours playing Super Mario Bros. (and loved it,) then you're in for quite a treat!

8-Bit Lit, the designers behind "The Question Block Lamp," have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to bring their Luigi and Mario-approved lamp to market....

Read Post

Private Island Home On The River Thames Is A Beautifully Restored 17th Century Mansion (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 8:57 AM

Ever dream of owning your own island? Well, your fantasy could become a reality -- with a hefty price tag, of course.

At 5.5 acres, the Sonning Eye is the largest private island on the River Thames. And according to The Wall Street Journal the property's allure...

Read Post

Joy Mckinney's 'The Guardian': Photo Series Investigates The Nature Of Personal Space (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 8:30 AM

Our individual perceptions of personal space are as unique as they are private. In an effort to investigate this phenomenon, American artist and photographer Joy Mckinney decided to breach a simple boundary in her project titled "The Guardian."

With the aim of "exploring the social and...

Read Post

Lake Norman, North Carolina Home Is A Stunning Waterfront Retreat (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 5:38 PM

Aside from supplying surrounding counties with electricity and water, Lake Norman also happens to be a great place for house enthusiasts on the lookout for attractive real estate -- and one in particular caught our attention. Voted as the Wall Street Journal's House of the Week, this North...

Read Post

Weekend DIY Ideas: 7 Ways To Prepare Your Swimming Pool Area For The Summer (PHOTOS)

(17) Comments | Posted June 22, 2013 | 8:51 AM

Yesterday marked the beginning of summer, and what better way to kick off the season than to take a dip in the backyard pool? But before you dive in, there are a few things you should look into to make the most of the experience. Below, find five

Read Post

10 Incredible Playgrounds We Wish We Had Growing Up (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 1:08 PM

Growing up, our aspirations to the ultimate backyard playground probably looked like this. A modest slide, a few swings and a sandbox -- what more could you ask for?

Read Post