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10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Apps

The Colors of Motion Is a Visualization of Movie Color

The Colors of Motion is a beautiful, interactive experiment that looks at the use of colors in movies, showing them off in a way that you’d usually never see.<p><i>The Matrix in color</i><p>Built by interaction designer Charlie Clark, the site uses a bash script to analyse movies frame by frame in order to get …

11 Google Chrome Extensions That Will Boost Your Productivity

We're all trying to find the next productivity hack.<p>But did you know that the key to getting more done might be in your browser?<p>Google's Chrome Web Store is chock-full of cool add-ons for your browser.<p>But as Chrome has become more popular, the Chrome Web Store has become like Apple's App Store: …

The Week in Review: Big Names Say Farewell

A comedic force and a movie star were among those we lost this week.For almost four decades, Robin Williams challenged his audiences and brought them …

Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.<p>Each individual Kilobot doesn't look like much: just a few centimetres in diameter, on three almost comical matchstick-like legs. Powered only by a pair of coin batteries, they move by vibrating, shuffling forward on …

Robotics

‘Tone’ – A Short Film That Focuses On The Art of Painting, Not The Painting Itself - The Fox Is Black

New York filmmaker Trent Jaklitsch has created a remarkable short film that documents the minutia of painting. Rather than focusing on the canvas the …

What is BioWare teasing in this surreal new trailer?

BioWare has released a teaser video today for what appears to be its new and yet-to-be-announced IP.<p>The cover image for this YouTube upload, which was sent in an email to fans, has been saved under the name "ShadowRealms_Teaser_Video" which could suggest the game's title. It's worth noting that …

Fireworks filmed with a drone

Filmmaking

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

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'Civilization: Beyond Earth’ Hands On: Building the Society of the Future

<i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> is science fiction history. Whereas the long-standing <i>Civilization</i> franchise has mostly allowed players to tell their own …

California family vexed by fired nanny who refuses to leave

Ralph and Marcella Bracamonte's California home has become their personal hell.<p>They fired their live-in nanny this month, but the woman -- Diane Stretton -- has refused to move out, and the couple has little legal recourse to evict her.<p>"I fired her June 6 and she refused to leave, saying she had …

Casa Ming by LGZ Taller de arquitectura

Casa Ming is a house in Monterrey, Mexico that appears much larger than it actually is. Each room flows into the next, keeping sight lines open to …

Incorporated

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

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Upcycle: Leather belts, purses and jackets!

Thrift stores are full of old leather belts, jackets and purses that are so far out of style / size / this decade (!) that no one really wants them. …

Want To Collaborate Better? Work In A Circle

Your environment greatly influences your working disposition. Gather ’round to hear how.<p>Hear ye, hear ye, kings and queens: Research suggests that if you want your knights to work together, you need to sit them at a round table.<p>Why? It’s a matter of environment, a new study from two Canadian …

British Columbia

MATT Pen Holders

What a beautiful way to organize your desk with these playful pen and paper holders. Designed by <b>Sylvain Willenz</b> for <b>Objekten</b>, the <b>Matt collection</b> is …

Midi Colors by lagranja design for Sistema Midi

Barcelona-based lagranja design has created a colorful line of tables, cabinets, and shelves called Midi Colors for the Spanish company Sistema Midi. …

Design

The Perfect Office - Logitech G602 Mouse, Z600 Speakers, Makerbot Digitizer and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Modern Desks from Gus*Modern

Gus*Modern consistently produces simple modern furniture and accessories that are not only practical, they’re beautifully designed. They’re expanding …

Furniture

Sway Rocking Chair by Markus Krauss

From <b>Markus Krauss</b>, a rocking chair big enough for two.<p>Built with a steel frame, the wide upholstered seat is both comfortable and strong enough to …

Jules Vreeswijk and Joost Waltjen's TOOaPICNIC Series of Hybrid Furniture

From Netherlands-based designers Jules Vreeswijk and Joost Waltjen come the wonderfully bizarre TOOaPICNIC series of furniture pieces, which seem …

Furniture

An Ingenious Adjustable Desk That Could Extend Your Life

Most desks don’t require a motor. By definition, a desk stays rooted in place–it’s a hub where focused work and productivity occur. If you were to hop in a time machine, go back to the 1950s, and ask a business man about installing a motor into his work desk, he’d take you for crazy, because …

Furniture

Squiggly Seating

The shape of the Sissi chair pictured here is just one of a number of ways it can be reshaped to your heart’s content! The continuous design is …

An easy chair can be hard to make

The Tip Ton seat went through 30 prototypes and took two-and-a-half years to produce, but it has become a big success<p>At some point most designers try their hand at chairs. Some of them, such as the British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby – winners of this year's Créateur de l'Année award at …

Articles about slot table on Dwell.com - Dwell

It has been around for a while, the concept of transferring images from a digital photo file to the surface of an everyday...<p>Discover the production process behind a Saarinen marble table...<p>In Brussels last spring, we had the opportunity to visit Studio With a View, a collective workshop shared by …

Furniture