Michael S. Morris

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Shapes & Symmetry Photos on Instagram

I'm a big fan of photography, so I'm always looking for inspiration on the reach of my hands. What better way than following some great photographers …

Photography

The Aura Alarm Clock Hacks Your Circadian Rhythm To Help You Sleep Better

The Withings Aura reimagines the loathed alarm clock as a fully equipped sleeping assistant.<p>Wearing a sleep tracker at night can be an amazing experience, because you can analyze exactly when you were in REM or deep sleep. But there’s a problem with most of those devices. While most tell you how …

Sleep

Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants | Colossal

<p>Against a tasty backdrop of pastries, fruit, and vegetables, photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a series of humorous dioramas …

Why You Should Read More Novels

Neuroscientsts find that reading stories can lead to biological changes in the brain.<p>Bibliophiles are right–a book can change your life. Immersing yourself in a fictional story can lead to changes in brain function for up to five days, according to a recent study published in <i>Brain …

The Brain

Palmgren House by John Pawson

Palmgren House is a minimalist home located in Drevviken, Sweden, designed by John Pawson. The residence is located on the famous Drevviken Lake, and …

Design

Ex-Stasi staff still work at archives of East Germany's former secret police

German president Joachim Gauck blamed for giving former Stasi workers access to high-profile material<p>It was set up as a unique historical experiment: an agency that would open up the secret service's files to those it had spied upon. But now the commissioner in charge of the East Germany's secret …

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1826 Farmhouse Converted Into A Luxury Villa

Villa Solaire is located in France and it used to be a farmhouse. Originally built in 1826, the structure was converted into a modern villa by …

Couture House in Tel Aviv

• 1 |<p>Inside the home, modern design elements culminate in striking effect, such as a suspended staircase with glass balustrade, and a multitude of …

Thought-Provoking Portraits of Homeless People in the South

Creating strong portraits of homeless people in respectful environments is becoming more and more common. Artists like Rosie Holtom, and now Dutch photographer Jan Banning, continue to avoid stereotypes, finding ways to humanize those who are less fortunate and without regular housing.<p><i>Down and Out</i> …

Homelessness

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Drawing

A Coffee Maker That Looks Like It Comes From A Chemistry Lab

The Café Balāo is a coffee maker that’d look right at home in chemistry class, but it’s simple enough for anyone to use.<p>Perhaps it’s the late nights at the lab, or just the fact that the ubiquitous glassware is so well suited for double duty brewing up a cup of joe, but chemistry and coffee have …

Coffee

The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency's network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Rocket Stool

The well known Eero Aarnio designed this three-legged stool in 1995, and, as you can tell, it hints at his other work with its rounded (“plump“) seat …

Easy Low-Budget DIY Project For Bright Evenings: Jar Lamp

Making a lamp from a jar might sound complicated, when in fact it’s really not. All you need is some free time and a few easy to find things. In no …

Energy Source of the Future: Bacteria

A few years ago, architecture firm MADLAB created quite a stir with their Bacterioptica chandelier, above, where illumination from the fiber optic …

Fuel Cell

Before & After: A Beautiful Dining Room On A Budget

We’ve all been there. Faced with a room that desperately needs an update, but a wallet that desperately needs a fill-up. Redesigning a room doesn’t …

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Smart Living Cube Storage For Tiny Apartments

Tiny apartments are amazingly cozy but they have one biggest problem – managing to fit all the furniture they need inside the house. Thousands of …

“House in House” Concept Delivered by Modern Living Project in Timisoara, Romania

This modern house envisioned by Andreescu & Gaivoronschi Associated Architects is built in a residential area in the north of Timisoara, Romania. …

Articles about prefab-issue on Dwell.com - Dwell

The allure of prefab is really about control.<p>From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.<p>The basic principle of prefab, whereby a home is fabricated in one location and then delivered to another, has been around for at...<p>Founding Dwell …

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Articles about going big going home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Prefab is one of our favorite subjects at Dwell on Design, and this year we're picking up the discussion with a variety of prefab...<p>Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for a...<p>Robotic furniture sounds less far-fetched …

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