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Legit Leather Journals + Covers | Cleverlist #journalfix

Cheers to the writers, chronicling our times. Take care of written works with leather journals. Here’s a few worthy of your most remarkable</b> …

Magnetic Design: 4moms High Chair Review

The practical side to magnets, as interpreted by 4moms’ new high chair.<p>A company that gets me excited about product design, 4moms’ lineup looks great …

Fast-Fashion : The Humane Robot Takeover | #SXSW

Fast-food, fast-fashion. What happens to jobs when capitalism’s on-demand culture favors robots for humans in the name of convenience and profit?<p>The …

The Most Terrifying Species of the Future

<b>“There is a great quote I heard recently – something to the effect that once a robot makes a mistake neither it nor any future robots will ever make</b> …

Stephen Hawking

Mid-century Modernized: Creston automates Palm Springs

Mid-century modernized for today’s smart home. Central to many of today’s transitional design trends, mid-century modern home design is a staple of …

Current Table : Sleek + Solar Smartphone Charger

A solar smartphone charger workstation that works for you. The Current Table by 19 Greek Street is an energy source, harvesting solar energy to …

A Visual Guide to Drink : Clever Data for Lushes

Infographics publisher Pop Chart Lab was founded by a book editor and a designer, so it’s not surprising that the company known for its elaborate …

Evatopia's Journey: Curating Woman's Artistic Spirit

A little bit girly, a little bit boho, Evatopia is a haven for creatives of all sorts. The blog’s founder Margery Walshaw offers a curated selection …

Pretty Smart : Connected Jewelry with Glam and Luxury

When wearables put design first. Here’s a comprehensive summary of the current smart jewelry market, focusing on the prettiest options and luxury …

Bedtime Buzzkill : Nighttime Note-taking Gadgets

Insomniacs are more adaptable than good sleepers, according to a study by Dr. Rachel Salas, an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins …

New Terrarium DIY : Smart + Planted Fish Tanks

I recently stole my husband’s 15-gallon fish tank for my own, wanting to create an underwater garden as beautiful as the coral reef he’d cultivated …

Elegance Integrated : What You Missed in Smart Design

Design just keeps getting smarter, with elegant wall panels from Vitrea and stress-detecting scarves from Microsoft’s research lab. This week’s Smart …

Film Shorts for Architecture Lovers, this Week on Nowness

Where architecture meets film shorts. “<i>In Residence”</i> tours the homes of artists and designers in all corners of the world, extending an intimate …

Hairy Food : 10-Minute Meals for Longer Hair

If longer, stronger hair is one of your 2015 resolutions, I hope you’re hungry. Eating well is one of the easiest ways to ensure healthy hair, and …

Couture + Connected Kitchen : Highlights of SieMatic's S1

Where European design meets the smart home. German cabinet maker SieMatic is among the earliest to incorporate connected devices into the design of …

Smart Dreams : Fitbit Jewelry Maker on Design, Materials + Trends

Wearable fitness trackers have already seen a surge of success, a drop in popularity and something of a revival thanks to the incorporation of …

Clever Home Tour : Rainwater Collection + Temp. Smart Controls

Hidden wires don’t interfere with the look of a smart home, but requires a great deal of forethought. Such is the case with this Australian residence …

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The Cleverlist : Funky Jewelry Display + Storage

Jewelry is meant to be worn, even when you’re not wearing it. Draped, dangling and stacked, jewelry makes a statement on our bodies and our dresser …

New In Smart Design : Home Sensors Get Chatty

Smart home design is incorporating more autonomy as devices act on their own, communicate with each other and require less and less of our …

What You Missed in Smart Design : Superpower Smartbands

Longevity and improved health are the promising expectations we’ve placed on wearables, according to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Yet …

You've Got Ruined Mail : Clever Packaging for Safe Arrivals

Ripped, torn and beaten down – the sad arrival state of my latest Luxe Magazine nearly brought me to tears (image below). This quarterly mag is …

Haute Halloween : Automated Design + DIY Style

For the geek chic and the simply chic, here’s some haute Halloween inspiration. From smart ways to automate your haunted house to smarter ways to …

What You Missed in Smart Design: Long-lasting smartwatch from Microsoft

From smartwatches to reading clocks, this week brings some cleverly designed products for intelligent living.<p>Microsoft smartwatch<p>The race is on! …

Cameras go Wireless for Wi-Fi: The Clever Design of Homeboy Security

Priorities are shifted when gadgets go wireless, with freedom to rethink the very shape of devices, and where they’re placed. When it comes to smart …

Why Dubstep Kicks Ass for Runners

Here’s the clever way to optimize your daily run – music. It’s proven to affect heart rates, which can aid in steady breathing during workouts. But …

What You Missed in Smart Design : Hidden Hardware for Automated Homes

Magic would appear to be the powerful force behind smart homes, but in reality there’s a great deal of infrastructure and advanced technology that …

The Cleverlist : Favorite Door Pulls from RMH's New Flute Collection

The details are not the details, famed designer Charles Eames once said. The details “make the design.” Among my favorite home design detail is …

Clever Coats : McQueen-Inspired Winter Style

Cooler weather is upon us – weather I worship as the blazing heat subsides in south Texas. Apparently I’m not the only one getting goosebumps of …

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