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Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Proper handwashing is a simple, yet vitally important task, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses. The occurrence of infections in patients …

Designing for the Organized Traveller: Chargers & Adapters

Being an organized traveller involves packing just the right stuff—and for most end users, that involves electronics. After deciding which devices to …

Gear & Gadgets

11 Ideas For Building Your Own Modern Furniture From Scratch

A new book teaches you to make your own chairs from PVC pipes, tables from pizza crispers, and lamps from cardboard.<p>The closest many of us have ever come to making our own furniture is piecing together the contents of an Ikea flatpack. But no matter how many mass-produced Grundtals and Dagstorps …

Furniture

A Trash Can Jonathan Ive Could Love

Now on Kickstarter, the Swing Bin is the most beautiful trash can we’ve ever seen.<p>Looking like a painted wooden column sliced diagonally in half with a samurai sword, the Swing Bin is one of the most beautiful trash bins we have ever seen.<p>It’s also a feat of creative construction. The Swing Bin is …

Prototypes

Balloon Pop

It doesn’t matter if you are camping alone or with your Brady Bunch, the point of the matter is that you never know when wilderness can turn against …

Q Designs' Phone-Charging QBracelet

A touch of fate brought together friends and business partners Alessandro Libani and James Kernan of Q Designs. Both transfer students to Massachusetts' Babson College, the duo bonded over their entrepreneurial aspirations and shared love of tech, but it wasn’t until Kernan was on vacation that he …

Prototyping

Articles about how pitch dwell on Dwell.com - Dwell

Want to appear in Dwell? Help get your project noticed with these tips.<p>Dwell architecture and interiors photographer Matthew Williams offers his expert opinion on how to frame a shot and the best time...<p>Okay, so you've completed your brilliant home renovation.<p>A perennial highlight of Dwell on …

San Francisco

Bottlass Designers Respond, Claiming Product Does Work and Is In Production

<i>Last week, we published a piece on the Bottlass packaging design in which I was critical of the concept. We were since contacted by Kyung Kook, the</i> …

Product Design

ONA's Sleek Camera and Laptop Bags

It's very easy to look and feel weighed down when carrying around cameras, multiple lenses, or even a laptop. To combat this, NYC's ONA began producing simple and stylish bags, with functionality at the forefront. With a similar aesthetic to that of fellow camera bag makers Langly, ONA's offerings …

Laptops

Apartment in Saint-Tropez, France

Apartment D2 in Saint-Tropez by French architect Vincent Coste.<p>The old fisherman’s house in the heart of Saint Tropez, France has been thoroughly …

For Ears That Deserve the Best, Kickstart OwnPhones

Do your off-the-shelf earbuds fall out during javelin practice? Did the wings you taped to your bluetooth headset rip off once you started working on …

Imaging

Papercraft and 3D Works by Noelia Lozano

Noelia Lozano is a freelance designer based in Madrid, Spain; she is primary working in Papercraft, CGI and 3D. With a background in journalism, …

Sputnik Lamps by Julie Lansom

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>French designer Julie Lansom created these lovely Sputnik lamps made by weaving cotton thread …

Furniture

Flotspotting: A Table Lamp with Nothing to Hide

Most of us prefer to tuck cords and cables well out of sight—in fact, I've arranged half of the furniture in my apartment in order to hiding my …

Furniture

50 Clever New Uses for Old Things in Your Kitchen --> http://on.apttherapy.com/OV7m0r These 50 DIY projects and ideas will have you seeing common kitchen items in a entirely new light...

Inflatable Car Mattress Turns Your Backseat Into a Bed

Although sleeping in your car is never an activity that you look forward to, there are plenty of perfectly valid reasons that you might someday have …

Quick Tip #19: How to Remove Grease Stains from Clothing

Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, we turn to our old school friend: <b>WHITE CHALK</b>. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk …

Laundry

A Castle Is Being Built From Styrofoam

Yes, styrofoam.<p>A blend of medieval architecture and modern construction design. That's one way to describe a "Scottish castle" that's under construction in New Canaan.<p>The house, which has several features of a traditional Scottish castle, is being made with insulated concrete forms, or ICF, …

DIY: How to Fix the Cracked Glass That Protects Your DSLR’s LCD Screen

It’s never a good day when you crack the glass screen that’s protecting the LCD screen on your DSLR. Even if you’re careful with your gear and travel …