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Anne Boysen's Toward Sofa reconfigures for different sitting positions

This sofa by Danish designer Anne Boysen can be arranged as an armchair, a chaise longue or for two people to sit facing each other thanks to its …

Architizer

8-Year-Old Feeds Crows and They Leave Her Small "Thank You" Gifts in Return

In 2011, Gabi Mann was a four-year-old in Seattle with a habit of dropping her food. A chicken nugget might fall off her lap while she's getting out of the car, and Gabi wouldn't pick it up. Instead, the crows rushed to the forgotten morsel and hoped for another bite. Gabi eventually noticed this …

Burnie All Wood Self-Burning Grill : No Waste, No clean Up!

Carrying <b>Burnie All Wood Self-Burning Grill</b> when you go camping, you don’t need to find the perfect campground. You can light Burnie when you’ve got …

Flexy Un-Wallet

Made of titanium, this ultrathin (1 mm) minimalist wallet holds up to 10 cards or 50 bills. Design by <b>Michael Sargent</b>.<p><b>Flexy Un-Wallet</b>, $30.00<br>Also …

Minimalism

12 Buildings To See In New York Before You Die

New York City is home to some of the country’s most iconic architecture: Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building. Its interior architecture is just as spectacular, but at times harder to access, and often lesser known. The city’s most beautiful interiors aren’t …

An absolute ROLL model

Don’t be easily deceived by the Viper’s rugged exterior. The roller is made from high-grade German foam, and it houses a precise vibrator that you …

Nutello the Fashionable Pug Has an Amazingly Stylish Wardrobe

We've seen some cute and even fashionable animals before, but few hold a candle to Nutello, an adorable pug with an amazing wardrobe. The Switzerland-based canine's style ranges from hipster to preppy, and he's even able to make doggy athletic clothing look cool. Depending on the time of year, …

Adorable Miniature Mid-Century Sets Built For New Children’s Book

Everything is better in miniature, especially modern design.<p>In the new children’s book <i>Pete Peanut and the Trouble With Birthdays</i>, Ideo designer Sean Hewens and designer and artist Mimi O Chun created miniature replicas of iconic midcentury modern design and art pieces. There’s a Florence Knoll …

Bungee Bath: A Clever Way To Store Your Shampoo Bottles

Bathrooms can be dangerous places. And shampoo bottles strewn all over the floor of the shower don’t make them any safer for the accident-prone. A new design, Bungee Bath, makes it easier to store all your various bathing goops: It’s a special heavy-duty suction cup, called a ThorPad, attached to a …

My Modern Met is Searching for Contributing Writers

If you've been a fan of My Modern Met and want to go from a casual reader to an actual contributor, guess what, you're in luck. We're now hiring! It's an exciting time for us here as we continue to expand our business.<p>We're looking for applicants who are web-savvy, love all things creative, and …

Articles about all one addition comes prefabricated on Dwell.com - Dwell

Point Zero's homes combine energy-efficient construction and health-oriented design without sacrificing the comfort or aesthetics...<p>With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.<p>Due to its shape and size this living room presented …

Welcome To The Brave New World Of The Corporate-Sponsored Artist

From Amtrak to Facebook, it seems like everyone is launching an artist-in-residence program. But can art and commerce thrive together?<p>On Whidbey Island, off the coast of Washington State, there is a quaint farmhouse called Hedgebrook.<p>Since 1988, the bucolic, brown-shingled, chimney-warmed …

Customize the New Apple Watch With Favorite Instagrams

Even before Apple’s “Spring Forward” event yesterday, there’s been much debate about how much function versus fashion Apple is going to be able to …

Deceptively Simple Website Lets You Share A Moment With Strangers Around The World

No matter where you are in the world, Colorsinc will show everyone the same color at the same time. And that’s a bigger deal than it looks.<p>The web looks synchronized, but it isn’t. Pages load half-a-second faster on one computer, a few hundred milliseconds slower on another. Even if you loaded up …

Synchrony Music Therapy Platform to Develop Intimacy Between Parents and Children with Autism

To help parents to create connection with their children that have autism, Kenneth Tay has designed <b>Synchrony</b>. It’s a music therapy platform where …

Spectacularly Detailed Dioramas Hidden Inside Vintage Ring Boxes

In Toronto-based artist Talwst's dioramas, antique ring boxes become tiny theaters where spectacularly detailed scenes unfold on a miniature scale. The artist began his unique hobby when a vendor at a Paris market handed him an old ring box and said, “I want to see you do something with this.” …

Incredibly Realistic Anatomical Paintings Reveal the Inner Workings of Our Bodies

Artist and recent Pratt Institute graduate Danny Quirk continues to amaze with incredibly realistic anatomical illustrations painted directly on the body. Quirk uses liquid latex, acrylic paint, and Sharpies to expose the intricate inner workings of the human body. Muscles, tissue, organs and more …

Spectacular Floor Installations Made of Candy and Other Colorful Objects

Operating under the name Pip & Pop, Australian artist Tanya Schultz uses a combination of colorful candy, glitter, sand, toys, beads, and other bright objects to create gloriously dreamy, intricately patterned floor installations.<p>Viewers experience the thrill of a sugar rush as they feast their …

Art

Lasers! Gas! Waterproof Pants! How Levi Strauss & Co. Keeps Improving Jeans

You may want to put on a raincoat for this episode of <i>Innovation Undercover</i>. That’s because <i>Fast Company</i> correspondent Jason Feifer is going to get hella soaked (hey, it’s the Bay Area, we can say “hella”) in a pair of Levi Strauss & Co.’s waterproof commuter pants. He’ll also encounter lasers, hot …

Everyday Patterns Photography

During our day we might pass by hundreds of awesome different kinds of patterns and we might not even notice. Maybe in a trip to downtown, to the …

Create Your Own Outdoor Landscape with Dune

Stéphanie Marin, the designer behind Smarin, has me dreaming about summer outdoor time and lounging on Dune, a system of components that can be …

A SAD Lamp To Brighten Your Mood And Your Home

For some people, winter is a dark time, both emotionally and literally. Light therapy is one of the main treatments for seasonal affective disorder–sometimes known as the winter blues. Unfortunately, most light boxes used to treat SAD aren’t exactly something you’d want to leave lying around your …

Cut From Corn Tortillas, Cabo Chips

Not much has changed since we first discovered Cabo Chips in 2006—which is good news for fans of the healthy 100% whole grain snack. The Newport Beach, CA-based company channels the spirit of a Mexican beachside cantina in a bag, all without relying on artificial flavorings, food additives or trans …

Boosted Dual+ Electric Skateboard – Light to Carry and Fast to Ride

Designing and developing urban transportation is no longer just about utilizing advanced technology, it should also about making electric vehicles …

Extreme Sports

Google Now Lets You Hang The World’s Greatest Paintings Right In Your Browser

If you’re tired of blank, white “new tab” windows in your browser, Google has a solution. Its Cultural Institute–Google’s arm that works with museums–has released a Chrome extension that will hang works from artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Claude Monet in your browser. Whenever you …

Dresses Made Of Crayons Are Our Childhood Fantasies Realized

For a new window display, Bloomingdales asked a range of designers–including Nanette Lapore, Ronny Kobo, and Parker–to use Crayola crayons as the main material for a series of high-fashion dresses.<p>The result? A line of waxy garments ranging from the fantastic to chic. Each dress is cleverly …

This Sculpture Is Designed To Be Bent By Careless Mailmen

We’ve all had things ruined in the mail, which is what led the Oslo design studio Skrekkøgle to come up with a unique idea: design a piece of art that mail delivery would improve rather than destroy.<p>Post Post is a flat aluminum sheet, perforated into a series of tiny triangles. As a result, it’s …

3D Screw Portrait Allows Blind Man to "See" Himself with His Hands

Physical contact with precious art tends to be prohibited, but Andrew Myers and Cantor Fine Art are bucking that norm with their new, uniquely meaningful collaboration. <i>Please Touch the Art</i> challenges people to see artwork from more diverse perspectives—even without actually <i>seeing</i> it.<p>The project's …