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Text of President Obama’s statement on air strikes, airdrops in Iraq

Good evening. Today I authorized two operations in Iraq — targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death. Let me explain the actions we're …

Random Patterns Inspiration

I'm a big fan of patterns so I decided to research some really cool and rad patterns to display here for you along with some really basic pattern …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Dwell

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Storytelling Furniture by Nueve Design Studio

Nueve Design Studio is a small Chilean design studio formed by Karin Caceres, Gustavo Espindola, and Patricio Silva. Combining materiality and …

TWIN: A Bench With Social Character

TWIN is a modular bench designed by Andrea Rekalidis that can easily transform into different configurations depending on your style and use. Besides …

Furniture

LDF13: Interview With Bjorn Andersson

Bjorn Andersson spent 10 years working as an architect on projects that took him all over the world from New York to Shanghai. He has recently …

Why We Dress The Way We Do

From caveman animal skins to Lady Gaga’s meat dress, our clothing choices make a statement far greater than style.<p>In the millennia since humans first started wearing animal skins, fashion has evolved to include bustles and bustiers, KISS’s spiky platform shoes, a pubic hair runway show, and Duchess …

What’s behind the rise in c-sections?

The author argues that fear of malpractice lawsuits is leading to a dangerous rise in the procedure<p><b>Document Everything: The Best Solution in the Case of a Bad Outcome</b><p>A common response to liability anxiety of maternity providers—nurses, midwives, and physicians—is a heightened focus on …

Flat Pack Pendant

Don’t be fooled by the VANITY pendant lamp’s name… because it’s not as fancy as it sounds, which is exactly its appeal. The angular, seemingly …

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

Photography

An Illegal Mountain Constructed Atop a 26-Story Residential Building in Beijing | Colossal

<p>While most property and homeowners might be lucky to erect a small fence, add a new wall, or plant a few trees without applying for a permit or …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Room Division Done Right

As urban living faces space challenges, this design team has a good solution to make most of the limited carpet area that your home may have. …

Arachnide Chair by Studioforma

Swiss architects Studioforma are no stranger to the furniture and product design world. They have quite a bit of furniture designs, but their new …

UMJ-1 Custom Keyboard Stand by UM Project for Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco

Frustrated with the lack of decent keyboard stands on the market, Mikael Jorgensen began sketching ideas for a stylish lightweight touring stand some …

40 Years of Togo and Still Going Strong

<i>What makes a timeless classic piece of furniture? What goes into the design, the manufacturing and the distribution that equates to its value? We</i> …

Mind-Boggling Balance: Three-Legged Bench + Table Set

Three legs provide counter-intuitive stability to this hybrid piece of outdoor furniture, the latest in a line of tripod furnishings from Stijn …

If Marijuana Is Legalized, Who Will Start Using More of It?

Considerations for the debate about age and pot.<p>Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, doesn't think kids and teens are going to start using marijuana more frequently if the drug is fully legalized across the country. The reason is simple: They can already …

The 10 Greatest Giant Monster Movies of All Time

The giant monster, known as <i>kaiju</i> in Japanese, is a very different beast from the human-sized nasties you find in movies from <i>Alien</i> to <i>World War Z</i>. …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Cleveland Clinic

Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Discover the endless design possibilities of metal cladding.<p>“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Millions of metal petals make Bloomberg HQ the world's "most sustainable office building."<p>The architect walks …

Architecture

Dwell on Design 2013 Exclusive House Tour: Kim Residence

This stop on the East Side & Downtown Dwell Home Tour 2013 takes us to La Cañada Flintridge, an enclave of downtown Los Angeles, to the Kim …

Block House: Deformed Facade for Views & Visual Interest

Floating ribbons of concrete wrap a glass volume within, periodically pushed in, out or down to create a connection between the main volume of the …

Croatia's Beauty Is Overwhelming (PHOTOS)

Croatia joined the European Union Sunday with the hope of bringing lasting stability to a region which was defined by conflict 20 years ago. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, said: "It is fitting that the Union, itself born from the ashes of the Second World War, becomes now a …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

The Handibot, a Portable CNC Mill with Unlimited Work Area Capacity, Goes Live on Kickstarter

CNC mills live in shops, and power tools are things you can carry around. That's been the paradigm. But building on their successful 17 years of …

Table for Two : Transform Your Table from Workstation for Two to A Dining Table for Six in Seconds

To some of you, your favorite gathering place in your house would be your kitchen. Yes, kitchen table is usually surrounded by family and friends, …

32 Amazing Pebble Garden Paths

Garden paths are important for garden décor, they help to create a mood. Stone paths are a great variant for a garden design close to nature, and …

Landscaping