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Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news

After two weeks with the Surface Pro 3, the good and the bad come into sharper relief.<p>The Surface Pro 3 has held up well after two weeks of constant use, but it's not the Holy Grail of hybrids.<p>First, the bad news -- which is old news, in a way, because it's about Windows 8.1.<p><b>Standalone tablet --</b> …

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Modern Architecture

Ottoman Made from an Old Electrical Spool

I finally took the opportunity to take a class from Shelly Leer from Mod Home Ec. I “met” Shelly through blogging at least four years ago and then …

Blogging

Drawn to it: 3D Printed Furniture

Sylvain Charpiot and his business partner Samuel Javelle founded Drawn, a France-based 3D printing service company that can make customer furniture and other household items. Sylvain is an engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit, and Samuel is a talented designer and innovator.<p>The third member of …

3D Printing

How 3D-printing 10 buildings in a day could help China clean up mountains of waste

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Perhaps one of the reasons many think 3D printing is overhyped is that much of the attention has focused on printing things like human organs and guns. Meanwhile, the real innovation that will make manufacturing many orders of magnitude cheaper is a tad less sexy.<p>But a …

3D Printing

Articles about light filled nature inspired house dallas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is prized as much as design, and houses are built to make...<p>An inviting house in the Mexican capital draws the outside in.<p>A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.<p>A family’s remote island retreat …

Design

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Vessel Kitchen by Studio Backs

San Francisco based design firm, Studio Backs, has come up with a new concept for kitchens. Inspired by the clean, minimal lines that come standard …

Brdi Bird Feeder

<i>Brdi</i> is a simple bird feeder that comes flat-packed with a hardwood perch and a red braided cord. Made of powder-coated aluminum, it’s designed and …

Birds

Beautiful Houses: North Kingsway Residence

Today we will show you the beautiful North Kingsway Residence in Toronto, Ontario, a project by Altius Architecture. From materials to color palette …

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 …

Circular Affordable Housing Prototype - Dwell

It was the grain of sand that became a pearl. CxMxD, a team of three New York City–based designers, hit upon the idea of a faceted circle while conceptualizing their entry for Add-on’13, an affordable-housing competition in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. That circle evolved into an adaptable five-sided …

Housing

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Bigger is better

Microsoft made good design decisions for the Pro 3. That's important, because prior versions always seemed like interesting placeholders till a more fully realized concept came along.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is a vast improvement over the Pro 1 and 2 -- and that alone is huge.<p>Microsoft nailed the physical …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

See How Upholstered Furniture Comes Together: Bed, Sofa, Chaise

When studying industrial design, you'll find most programs will have you build at least a couple of pieces of furniture, whether you're a Furniture …

Ruetemple's Awesome, Rollable, Modular Sofa-Room Thingy

Sorry for the title, but I just don't know what else to call this assemblage of objects. Tasked with designing the interior of a small apartment, …

Furniture

Articles about 6 revamped beach houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>Tour the family-friendly, LEED-certified, modern Seagrape House designed by husband-and-wife team Traction Architecture in Anna...<p>Thanks to a disciplined devotion to …

Design

A Net-Zero Energy House in Santa Monica, California

Architect Buzz Yudell, of Moore Ruble Yudell, and his wife made the decision to move from a rural area into the city so they could be close to work …

Doxie Flip Cordless Scanner

You share your whole life online, but some things—like old family photographs and a priceless page from your high school yearbook—simply pre-dated the digital. The <b>Doxie Flip Scanner</b> is as mobile as a book, with a <b>compact cordless design</b> that effortlessly <b>scans on-the-go.</b> A unique removable lid allows …

Gear & Gadgets

Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …

FDA approves 'Star Wars' bionic arm

Amputees will soon get help from a groundbreaking bionic arm, thanks to the inventor of the Segway and a little inspiration from "Star Wars."<p>After almost eight years of research and testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the DEKA arm, a prosthetic controlled by signals from the …

Waiting for the perfect low-cost 3D printer? Check out the MOD-t

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>A wave of 3D printer makers are in a race to the bottom to offer the cheapest machine possible, and they …

Hands-on with the PadFone X: ASUS' phone-tablet hybrid arrives in the US

If you're a special sort of person -- I don't know, like a tech writer-- the ASUS PadFone is old news. Since June 2012, Engadget has reviewed three versions of the phone, which comes with a tablet-like dock allowing you to transform it into a big-screen slate. For our American readers, though, it's …