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8 Things You Must Give Up to Find Peace

<i>“Peace cannot be kept by force;<br>it can only be achieved by understanding.”<br>–Albert Einstein</i><p>Peace of mind transpires and thrives when you let go of the …

Micro Town House 4x8m / MM++ architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the fast growing Vietnamese economy, ways of living are changing and middle class people tend to …

Architecture

How thermal imaging tech is about to become hot stuff

<b>Soon we'll all be feeling the heat, thanks to thermal imaging technology.</b><p>Although it's already been used by industry, the military and some emergency services, it was expensive and therefore had a limited market.<p>But in the same way that GPS location tech has now found its way into cars, …

Only Three Days Left to Kickstart "Design for People"!

Scott Stowell's <i>Design for People</i> was one of our Gift Guide picks this year, by way of Etsy Creative Director Randy Hunt. But we've gotta plug it …

BO House / Plan B Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 1. Rural House<p>This house is located on a nearly flat rural land and at an altitude above sea level of …

A Different Desk from the Rest

Soundbox is a one-of-a-kind design that stands out both aesthetically and functionally! At the heart of this whimsical desk is an integrated …

Alma-nac renovates London apartments with colourful herringbone patterns

Multicoloured herringbone patterns cover sections of parquet flooring at these London apartments renovated by Alma-nac, which are used as guest …

Carles Enrich inserts plywood box inside renovated Barcelona apartment

Spanish architect Carles Enrich has inserted a plywood box beneath the vaulted ceilings of an early 20th-century apartment in Barcelona to create a …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

29 ways to jumpstart your creativity (video)

I KEEP MYSELF creative through repetition — I force myself to write every day until it becomes a natural habit. It’s not always easy however; I …

Richard Wood's cartoon-style prints added to his new Hackney residence by dRMM

London studio dRMM has completed a house and studio for Hackney artist Richard Woods, using his trademark cartoon-style print to add colour to the …

Cramped But Cool Studio: Down to the Basics in Honolulu

This month, in connection with The Studio Issue of PDN we’re posting the “Cramped But Cool Studio Showcase.” We’re inviting <i>PDN</i> readers to share …

Curriculum Vitae from Anton Yermolov

How To Stand Out – Creative Curriculum Vitae.<p>There are so many creative designers out there. Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator Anton …

Articles about dwell guide smart design tiny spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>It's coming up Swiss at this year's Dwell on Design.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>At just $79,000, this customizable mobile trailer allows …

Prefab Homes

Zapiekanka restaurant in Warsaw modelled on a market booth by MFRMGR

This baguette shop in Warsaw, Poland, by architects MFRMGR is modelled on market booths and stalls set up in the city during the 1990s (+ …

The Tsunami House by Designs Northwest Architects

Designs Northwest Architects have recently completed the Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State.<p>From the architects<p>The Tsunami …

Victorian post office converted into an apartment by 1508 London

British studio 1508 London has converted a Victorian post office in London into an apartment where perforated concrete shutters can be used to open …

Cafeteria with exposed timber framework by Niji Architects

Exposed timber beams branch out from the tops of columns that support the roof of this cafeteria in the Ushimado district of Setouichi city in Japan …

An Open Apartment in Brazil Full of Raw Materials

The Panamby Apartment, designed by DT estúdio arquitetura, was designed with the homeowner, a single lawyer, in mind. With one person living there, …

Timber-framed "bioclimatic" house with larch cladding by Tectoniques

This "bioclimatic" house on the edge of Lyon in France features a timber frame, cladding of larch and composite timber, and a planted roof (+ …

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Design

Special Spoons by Ineke Hans come like a model kit

These spoons shaped for eating specific snacks by Dutch designer Ineke Hans have to be popped out of a plastic frame before use.<p>Ineke Hans' five …

Casa La Cañada by Ricardo Torrejón

Chilean architect Ricardo Torrejón wanted to integrate the garden into this concrete house in Santiago, so he added huge windows at the back and …

Townhouse in Lisbon by ARX Portugal

A raw concrete interior is contained behind the white limestone facade of this townhouse in Lisbon by ARX Portugal (+ slideshow).<p>Slotted in amongst a …

Food Huggers by Adrienne McNicholas and Michelle Ivankovic

Industrial designers Adrienne McNicholas and Michelle Ivankovic have launched a range of silicone caps designed to preserve leftover fruit and …

Brandon Stanton Captures 'Humans of New York' (Photos)

See photos from photographer Brandon Stanton's new book capturing the characters that make up the teeming streets of New York.<p>Brandon Stanton

Amputee Builds the World's First Prosthetic Leg Made from LEGOs

Sure, building a space ship or Ewok village out of LEGOs is and admirable effort, but what about fashioning your own prosthetic limb? Intrepid …

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Can Technology End Pirate Fishing?

Last week, a 60-meter Japanese fishing vessel following the Benguela Current northward along the southwest coast of Africa entered Angolan waters, where it remained for some five days before returning to international waters to meet side-by-side with a Japanese reefer vessel.<p>That activity is more …