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Tinkering Monkey's WoodFlip stand secures iPad and credit card reader

The WoodFlip stand comes in two models; one works with an iPad and the Square card reader while the other works with the uDynamo reader. Both models …

James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'

Sir James Dyson knows something about perseverance.<p>The Dyson founder notably created 5,127 prototypes of his Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner before striking gold. It would become the foundation of his 21-year-old company. In addition to constantly innovating and iterating on appliances …

How Can One Man Cut a Log into Boards All by Himself? By Using a Logosol

At the Holz-Handwerk show there are tons of circular saws, tons panel saws and tons of CNC mills. But there's only one Logosol M8 Portable Sawmill. …

Creative Minds: Elisa Cavani of Manoteca

A few years ago, I saw a picture of a desk that captured my eye. I can't remember exactly where I saw it—perhaps it was this very blog—I just …

Four top tips to get repeat customers

It costs nearly five times as much to get a new customer as it does to keep a current one. Find out how to get repeat business from existing …

The hum of a happy workplace

0<p>SHARES<p>Happy workers — and that includes shop owners — do better work.<p>According to a Tony Schwartz report in the New York Times on Nov. 27, “human …

Fabian Oefner's Exploded Exotic Cars

Todd McLellan meets Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron? For his contribution to the "exploded object" genre of photography, Fabian Oefner ratchets up …

2 Keys to Accomplishing Your Extra-Curricular Goals | Inc.com

You like your job. And by most accounts you're pretty good at it, too.<p>But how long have you been putting off that extracurricular side project? You know, that book you want to write, that product you want to develop, or that inkling of an idea that could, once you finally get around to it, benefit …

Time Management

4 Business-Naming Tips for Branding Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're just starting up, one of the first -- and most important -- decisions you'll make is what to name your business.<p>It sounds easy enough. Make up a funny name like Google or Yahoo, and you're in business. But nothing is ever that …

5 questions startups need to ask before plunging into PR

<i>To do PR yourself, or to hire an agency – that is the question. In this piece, Linsey Fryatt, Germany Managing Director of Clarity PR and former editor-in-chief of VentureVillage, gives us a teaser to her upcoming PR workshop and outlines what startups need to consider before jumping into PR.</i><p>Kevin …

We Are What We Do. Ralph Baer, Father of Video Game Consoles, Still Inventing at Age 90, and Here's Why

Before XBox, before Playstation, before Sega, even before Atari, there was the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's first game console. It was the work of …

Articles about get know dieter rams on Dwell.com - Dwell

The word "icon" is thrown around rather freely in the design world, but when discussing Dieter Rams and his body of work, it is...<p>On the 50th anniversary of Dieter Rams's 620 modular seating, Vitsoe has introduced a re-engineered version of the modern classic.<p>No matter if a piece of furniture is …

Furniture

Hellman-Chang: Bringing Glamour Back into Furniture Design

When you think of two guys in a shop building furniture, you imagine them wearing Carhartt more than Canali. But Dan Hellman and Eric Chang aren't …

Stop Motion Music Video by Christophe Thockler for O Conqueror – Fake Love

Stop Motion Music Video.<p>Christophe Thockler has created this beautiful stop motion music video called “Fake Love” for pop rock US band O Conqueror. …

Music Videos

Aussie Startups Looking Up To Brighter Future

Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of enterprise software company Atlassian, is a role model for future Australian entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses and expand internationally. Not too many new businesses raise their first round of funding after eight years of starting up, and at $60 …

Smart thermostat startup Tado cranks up app, funding

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While Nest is the name most often associated with smart thermostat startups, German startup Tado has been developing new …

Articles about diamond rough and ready on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Ken Meffan's ten-years-in-the-making home is in the tiny Northern California town of Rough and Ready—a term that might...<p>An architect and artist flee Dublin for the countryside to build a biodegradable house and raise their children.<p>If you're planning a break, don't (ever) compromise on …

Architecture

An Animated Guide To Good Seating Posture In The Office

<b>Animation studio</b> Flikli has created a video that highlights the importance of good seating posture in the office.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘Office Posture Matters’, it …

Articles about going big going home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab...<p>Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a...<p>Robotic furniture sounds less far-fetched …

Prefab Homes

Nestled in a tiny town off the coast, this container home echoes the main ingredient the owners had hoped for in a weekend...<p>Canadian prefab builder Honomobo launches a portable shipping container bar that's basically a party in a box.<p>A two-story, shipping container prefab offers a speedy solution …

Shipping Containers

A Fascinating Look Inside Dyson's Proving Grounds, and Explanations of the Thinking Behind the Designs

The Dyson vac I use to clean up my dogs' pet fur is awesome, but one thing about it drives me nuts: It's made from polycarbonate, so during the …

An All-In-One Digital Clock And iPhone Charger

Bedside gadgets tend to come in disparate parts: You have an alarm clock on your phone, but then where did you leave your charger? Or perhaps your phone is perfectly juiced up, but when you wake up to get water in the middle of night, you still have to fumble around with your screen to even see …

Why we're watching: Alexander Taylor

<b>Who's this?</b> Meet product designer Alexander Taylor. He's designed everything from tables and torches to footwear and fine jewellery, using smart thinking to create boundary-pushing products.<p><b>Such as?</b> The Primeknit trainers you see on his feet were developed with Adidas. Only one machine is needed to …

How GM makes a car sound like what a car is supposed to sound like

Every car has a soundscape—even noise is designed.<p>During the car sales pitch, there is a moment when you first get behind the wheel. You hit the …

Sweet Vintage Camper Transformed Into A Mini Traveling Hotel

<b>For a</b> retro-style road or camping trip, you can rent ‘Honey’, a vintage “canned ham” camper from the 1960s, from New York-based Goodness Travels and …

Indie no-go: only one in ten projects gets fully funded on Kickstarter's biggest rival

A comparison of the two crowdfunding giants<p><i>Illustration by Dylan C. Lathrop.</i><p>When the Ubuntu Edge high-end smartphone raised $3.4 million in the first 24 hours of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, it seemed poised to crush previous crowdfunding records. Two weeks later, the Edge is projected …

Ubuntu Edge: Crowdfunding the F1 of Smartphones & an Inside Look at the Software Company's First Hardware Design

Earlier this year, popular Linux-based operating system Ubuntu announced their mobile OS, leading to speculation about a forthcoming foray into …

Feel the Click

The Feeling Mouse, designed specifically for the hearing impaired, appeals to the user’s tactile senses to emphasize the all-important “click” that’s …

SOFTlab for Sonos Studio

SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio, recently took on the challenge of creating a piece to be featured in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles. The only instruction for the project was to build an interactive structure that unifies light and sound. Custom designed from the bottom up, SOFTlab created …

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