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American architect Steven Holl has just been given the go-ahead to build a pair of skyscrapers linked by a cycle and pedestrian bridge 65 metres …

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Articles about 6 reading nooks we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>If your manuscript is far from being illuminated, it’s time to drop the task at hand and find a new lamp to read by.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and …

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Articles about explore striking eco friendly prefab homes djuric tardio architectes on Dwell.com - Dwell

An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a …

Wood Veneers - Natural Wood Veneers from Verolegno

<b>Verolegno's Natural Wood Veneers</b> previously selected and always sectioned with the SLICER cut to achieve solid wood's beautiful appearance, showing …

Top 5 Most Innovative Green Bridges on the Planet

Design and engineering innovations over the last two decades have had a dramatic impact on our ability to create beautiful, environmentally sensitive …

16 New Futuristic Free Fonts for Designers

Fresh free fonts for 2016 is here. There are <b>high-quality fonts</b>; all of these come in regular, rounded and italics respectively. Highest-quality fonts …

Why Your Next Tent Might Be A Cube

The next generation of ultralight backpacking tents is adopting vertical walls and square shapes to maximize living space while shedding weight. …

The Mollusc is a Radical Departure in Tent Design

Capable of fully opening and closing in just 3 seconds, the Mollusc is a brave step forward in tent technology. The big boy version is the size of a …

This cute, colorful cartoon was animated entirely in Keynote

I’ll be honest: I doubt I know how to use Keynote, Apple’s presentation software, even to put together a few simple slides. But Linda Dong is such a Keynote master, she can put together whole animated movies using the iWork app!<p>It’s not a hugely sophisticated animation, true, but it’s bouncy, …

Animation

This Lovely New Process Makes Chairs That Look Like Pantone Swatches

Ranging between light beige and dark brown, plywood usually isn’t very colorful. But a new process from Japanese designer Kazuya Koike makes plywood as beautiful and colorful as textiles, thanks to a dying process. And while the plywood chairs may look like a selection of blue Pantone swatches …

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Build a Stylish, Modern Desk with Flip-Up Storage

With the flip desk, I set out to create a small, simple desk designed for multi-tasking. It’s tailor-made for the small apartment or office where space and storage are at a premium. More than just a workstation, the desk can double as a craft table, a dinner table for one, a make-up station or …

Slay winter with a heated Kotatsu table bed from Japan

1/7<p>Japan Kotatsu heated table bed<p>Lacking central heating and decent insulation, many Japanese homes are wicked cold in winter. Hence the Kotatsu. A …

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How to Create a Vintage Typographic Illustration Poster in Adobe Illustrator

“There’s no place like home…” Dorothy whispered those words, and with three clicks of her sparkly ruby slippers, she was back in Kansas again. It’s …

Articles about 7 philippe starck designs modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>There is no shortage of incredible kitchen systems to ogle—and if you're lucky, incorporate into your home.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where …

San Francisco start-up Chronos aims to make any watch a smartwatch

One of the big complaints about today's smartwatch technology is that every option has been a kind of all-in land grab for wrist real estate; if you're wearing the MB Chronowing, for example, or the Apple Watch, it's highly unlikely (unless your name is Inspector Gadget) that you'll be strapping …

Ström Architects applies superyacht concept to luxury housing with Superhouse

The super rich can commission a bespoke home the same way they buy a luxury yacht using the Superhouse brand, according to founder Magnus Ström (+ …

Architecture

These Cities Of The Future Would Be Built Entirely Of Bamboo

Concrete and glass skyscrapers are so 20th century.<p>“Our focus is not necessarily to build a city, but rather to grow a city.” So says Chris Precht, one of the co-founders of Penda, a Beijing and Vienna-based architecture firm that has a new vision for a low-carbon future in China. What if cities …

Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Home trends have moved towards a more open kitchen, and away from traditional closed cabinets that often feel bulky. We've noticed many other types …

Top graphic design trends for 2016 marketing: Usable, mobile, accessible

To stay ahead of the curve in 2016, graphics need to be appealing and optimized for all media and devices. Here's how to get the most out of your …