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Less is More: How to Create the Perfect Scandinavian Design for Your New Home

Credit<p>With the rise of trends in minimizing, it is no surprise that Scandinavian design is making its way into many homes that are halfway around the globe. What exactly is it about this specific design that draws outsiders in?<p>The furnishings tend to have simplicity, beauty, and most …

Commerzbank Innovates To Serve Clients, Not Disrupt Them

Much of the promise of tech innovation is predicated on people, laws and communities either changing on a dime or simply getting out of the way of that change. Reality is far more complex and nuanced, as evidenced by Germany’s Commerzbank’s approach to digitization.<p>“You can only innovate as fast as …

Innovation

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In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>Mobile + Home: what is so fascinating about the juxtaposition of these two seemingly irreconcilable...<p>Bochinche, the word for 'gossip' in Latin American Spanish, has been conceived as a casual, …

South America

A Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus

A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.<p>The plaza between two wings of the Millennium Science Complex by Rafael Viñoly Architects looks like a lush oasis, but appearances deceive: it’s actually a carefully orchestrated space designed to limit noise and …

Architecture

All-Encompassing Bookshelf Allows Readers to Be Surrounded by Their Favorite Books

French designer Gilles Belley defines a room inside of a room with his recent project titled <i>Area</i>. The structure features a rounded, semi-enclosed space that's lined with vertical blades that double as bookshelves. With this design, you decide on how little or how much privacy you'd like–objects can …

Storage Ideas

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Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to...<p>Technology giants like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple are all vying to coalesce the still-nebulous array of smart home...<p>New Alexa-enable devices offer more ways to command your smart …

Prefab Homes

Round Homes Built to Withstand 1,500 Pounds of Snow

Russian company Skydome has created a series of dwellings that revolve around a contemporary rounded structure. Now under development in the Moscow region, these wooden two-story half-spheres feature a spacious, modern interior with an open floor plan. Best of all, they are relatively inexpensive …

Interior Design

The Perfect Office - Wacom Intuos Kit, Karma Go 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 …

Joris Laarman opens first major solo show at the Groninger Museum

Open-source chairs made of puzzle pieces and 3D-printed furniture based on bone growth feature in an exhibition of work by Dutch designer Joris …

Reference: Common Dimensions, Angles and Heights for Seating Designers

If you're designing a chair, sofa, stool, bench, booth or banquette, start here<p>Furniture dimensions don't come out of the air. They come out of heavy …

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Sleek and Cozy Home for Two

Architect Christoph Kaiser has repurposed a 1950s-era grain silo, transforming it into a cozy home he shares with his wife. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the dwelling is a stunning example of what's possible with an unconventional–and previously uninhabitable–structure. The corrugated-steel silo is …

Architecture

Monolith Illustrations by Fabrice Le Nezet

Monolith, a series of poster illustrations inspired by architecture and kids playgrounds.<p>Fabrice Le Nezet is a London, United Kingdom based designer, …

Steampunk-Themed Bar Hypnotizes Guests with Moving Kinetic Sculptures

The Enigma Cafe and Bar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is the perfect caffeination destination for fans of steampunk. Its unconventional decor includes a variety of visually interesting features such as metal gears, machine parts, and a mysteriously mechanical cyclist dressed in a gas mask. Although …

Sculpture

On the Red Couch with XPrize Founder & CEO Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

<i>Dr. Peter Diamandis took a leap nearly 20 years ago to found XPrize, a non-profit organization with the goal of tackling the biggest global issues through a competition of ideas. To date, XPrize has awarded millions to innovators addressing spaceflight, education challenges and healthcare</i> …

Star Trek

Why Ikea Causes So Much Relationship Tension

The stylish, idealized home in the store’s showroom “literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare,” says one psychologist.<p>If you have assembled a piece of Ikea furniture with a partner, then you have probably argued with a partner about assembling a piece of Ikea furniture. Domestic battles …

Rugby World Cup Guide

RUGBY WORLD<br>CUP GUIDE<p>WALES ONLINE<br>AUTUMN 2015<p>Speed, courage, power, brutality, glory and despair. This is a tournament like no other.<br>This is the Rugby …

How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply …

Tutorials

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Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

San Francisco

Emoticons are improving the English language

txt msgs r running language<p>*ruining<p>^lol, jk!! :)<p>In many casual discussions of language and the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear about how such “textspeak ruins language”—how technology has made everybody lazy with their speech and writing. Major media outlets such as the LA Times, the BBC and …

Language

Architizer

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

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Two soaring, plant-filled towers suggest a new future for the city skyline.<p>Tucked away on the edge of a nature preserve, a customized home breaks the prefab mold.<p>Plants and man have a long lasting relationship since the time civilization flourished.<p>Monsieur Plant transforms Macs into living …

Bike Lanes

Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google’s

Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.<p>A man pulls his cellphone out of his pocket and hits a button. A glowing vehicle pulls up that looks like it was carved from a single block of silver. The door opens …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Miami Penthouse With Two Jeff Koons Sculptures Lists For $29.5 Million

The gorgeous top-floor penthouse that is asking for $29.5 million comes with a 1/240th stake in the Koons's, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>The 19,321-square-foot Miami penthouse will also have five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a sauna, an exercise area, two dens, and a massage room.<p>Plus, the …

Watch the Mountains Reflect Off Peter Pichler's Northern Italian Houses

Resting just outside of Bolzano in the foothills of the Dolomites Mountains in Northern Italy is<p>Resting just outside of Bolzano in the foothills of the Dolomites Mountains in Northern Italy is one of the notable creations from architect Peter Pichler. Two homes, designed as vacation residences, …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats

Ropeless Elevator Can Move Up, Down, And Sideways

An elevator that could move horizontally opens up all kinds of architectural possibilities.<p>Last week German conglomerate and elevator-maker ThyssenKrupp unveiled the 21st-century equivalent of Roald Dahl’s the Great Glass Elevator. MULTI doesn’t quite blast into space, but the cable-less elevator …

Tetris House in São Paulo, Brazil

The Tetris House in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio MK27.<p>The team of Studio MK27 has developed the Tetris House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A permeable …