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Understanding City Types and Appropriate Tech

Calvin Johnson Talks K Records and Appropriate Technology - Soft Focus - Episode 8

Soundspray: appropriate technology and design: Heewon Lee at TEDxKAIST

India's magical solution to rural refrigeration without electricity

Carpenter & Mason’s Acorn Hill House

It was a natural progression for Sarah Carpenter and Chris Horger to bring their cozy yet minimal Brooklyn aesthetic to a weekend Catskills home in …

Articles about 6 open plan makeovers on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's been said more than once since the recession began that a down economy breeds creativity, born from heightened...<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of …

Glyndebourne's Gardens

<i>Discover the magic of Glyndebourne at a special pre-opera event hosted by House & Garden experts</i><p>Sam Stephenson<p>Join <i>House & Garden</i> and Glyndebourne at …

Opera

5 Low-Maintenance Plants for Landscaping

Spring is right around the corner, and so begins the hunt for interesting landscaping plants! While we at Decoist love tried and true favorites such …

Eight places that can change you as a traveller

The reality of Machu Picchu is just as impressive as the fantasy.<p>It doesn't have to be religious. You can go on a pilgrimage and not believe in any …

Hamish Bowles’s Not-for-Tourists Guide to Bermuda

Swimming Pools

8 Charming Crafts You Can Make With Vintage Silverware

Turn thrift-store spoons and forks into something that shows off their style.<p>Turn thrift-store spoons and forks into something that shows off their style.

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A Minimalist Subscription Box Of Thoughtfully Curated, Design-Centric Items

<b>If you are</b> a fan of all things minimalist, this subscription box by Minimalism & Co will appeal to you.<p><b>Lifestyle brand strategist</b> Aja Edmond is the …

Minimalism

Santiago Calatrava on the World Trade Center Transportation Hub

AD sits down with the world-renowned architect<p>From bridges for a World Expo in Spain to a tower that twists in Sweden, architect Santiago Calatrava has built a reputation for creating structures so dynamic, they appear poised to take flight at any moment. Which is why he was tapped to design the …

World Trade Center

The Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes You Need

You can thank us tomorrow morning.<p>We've all heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But it's equally important to make sure the morning meal you eat is a healthy one, because that's what's going to be fueling you for the first half of the day. This is easier said than done …

Articles about did you say sauna tower check out these amazing places take outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

On Sunday, October 4, join us at Dwell on Design NY to discuss greening the city of New York.<p>A modern home in Finland revolves around three pillars of traditional family life: the kitchen, the fireplace, and the sauna.<p>Four designers spill their secrets for smart kitchen and bathroom …

A Minimalist’s Guide to Distraction-free Slack

Let’s be real. <i>Killing email is a false promise</i>. Some of our teams report a dramatic decline in email, others don’t. But: <b>Slack kills the org chart</b>. …

Productivity

A Robotic Ceiling Sets the Precedent for AI Architecture

In ‘Aurora,’ architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi imagines a future of sensory spaces.<p>Architect and interaction designer Behnaz Farahi has created a number of mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations, from breathing walls to morphing headpieces. Her latest, <i>Aurora</i>, an …

Slip Slidin' Away Architecture: Ramps, Slopes and Slides

Everyone’s familiar with fire escapes, but snow escapes? Two recent buildings (one proposed, another under construction) allow citizens to ski or snowboard from the rooftops. Whether it’s for emergency or leisure, escapes are good, as long as you arrive safely at your destination. But the fun …

Skyscrapers

I Photographed The Beauty Of Iceland With My iPhone

in Summer 2015 I got the opportunity to take a road trip around the land of fire and ice. Camping, hiking, and exploring this volcanic, green, icy …

Book Report: Aldo van Eyck, from playground to orphanage

An occasional series on noteworthy (if not brand new) books, starting with Aldo van Eyck by Robert McCarter.<p>Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck was brought up in England, and spent his early years at a school where children selected their own curriculum from a set of assignments. Classes were often held …

Why World Travel Keeps 'What You Do' from Becoming 'Who You Are'

After cutting loose from NYC life, Stefan Boublil went on the adventure of a lifetime<p><i>Stefan Boublil, founder of The Apartment Creative Agency, world</i> …

Architecture students develop a 3D-printing pen that "draws" incredible acrylic structures in mid-air

A group of students at the University of Tokyo created a 3D-printing pen to bring architectural designs to life in plastic. Architect Kengo Kuma …

Architecture

The Cold War Technology That Created A New Architecture

Helmut Jahn, Gordon Bunshaft, and Richard Rogers all tapped the same company to help build their tensile structures.<p>In the 1950s, the U.S. was building a transcontinental network to surveil the perceived Soviet threat. Across the Arctic, radar domes were popping up like mushrooms—and one aerospace …

Introducing Opendesk -- Open Source Furniture

Do you have a thing for “made local” or the romanticism of open source design? New upstart Opendesk packs both with its entirely new take on …

Furniture

Secrets For Taking Amazing Travel Photos on Your Smartphone

After all the planning, saving, and anticipation that comes in advance of a major trip, it's only natural to want to preserve the memory in the best …

Mobile Photography