André Hanauer

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The shy little Pacifier

Babies are adorable. However they’re a little behind in the etiquette department. Everything, regardless of where it’s been, has to visit the mouth. …

Industrial Design

Frozen Solid

Paul Cocksedge's new furniture collection uses extreme temperature differences to create unbreakable bonds.<p>Anyone who has had to join two materials …

Freelancing

A Dual Purpose Bedside Table by Jake Barker

The Lux Bedside Table is the latest design from product and furniture designer Jake Barker, who recently graduated from Northumbria University in …

Furniture

The Marilyn Monroe of Speaker Design

I digress. I can get overly passionate about anything audio, going on, ranting and raving about how awesome it may be. Now when speakers like the …

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising spirit, and just over $11,000 has become an inspiration...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: …

Mad Men

The French City Of Grenoble Wants You To Kill Time With A Short Story

Literature to the people.<p>The public plazas in Grenoble, a city in southeastern France, might appear to be a prototypical European panorama of outdoor cafes, people milling about, and picturesque historic architecture. But the city is soon to unleash a handful of vending machines that dispense short …

Staten Island

Designing Plastic Products 'With Soul'

We pay a visit to the Black+Blum studio in London to hear about the design process behind the new 'Forminimal' kitchenware range.<p>When Dan Black—who …

Product Design

Watch: Boeing On How They Developed The World’s Lightest Material

For years, Boeing has been developing an extremely lightweight material that could be used for airplane parts. Despite being made from metal and being nearly as strong as titanium, the material is 100 times lighter than styrofoam.<p>This week, they released a video explaining how the material is …

Engineering

Light’s 16-Lens Pocket-Sized L16 Camera Aims To Replace Your Bulky DSLR

The L16 promises great optical zoom, high resolution, terrific low-light capabilities, and substantial depth-of-field controls.<p>When shooting photos on the go, 16 lenses are far better than one.<p>That’s the premise behind the L16, a new fits-in-your-pocket multi-aperture camera that its maker–a …

Mobile Photography

An Apartment for a Design-Loving Couple in Brazil

Architect Leandro Garcia designed the Perdizes Apartment for a young couple who have an affinity for both architecture and design. The modest 65 …

Ikea Disrupters: 6 New Upstart Furniture Companies

A new wave of entrepreneurs is taking on Ikea, cutting out the middlemen and offering flat pack furniture direct to consumers and, in some cases, at …

Furniture

Articles about sustainably built home rural ontario on Dwell.com - Dwell

For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.<p>A director and professor at Auburn’s acclaimed architectural lab talk about the next 20 years of sustainable, rural design.<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in …

Design

An Award-Winning, Sustainable Home Born From Collaboration

A collaboration between architecture firm Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research company SINTEF, Zero Emission Building (ZEB) partner …

Architecture

95-Year-Old Yogi Believes We Can All Live to Be 130 Years Old

95-year-old yoga master Kazim Grbz believes we can all live to be 130 years old and has some solid advice to help us achieve this. When you first look at the yogi, you'll realize that he most definitely does not look his age. To keep himself looking youthful, Grbz works on maintaining his …

Superfoods

Infrared Camera Captures the Poetically Desolate Landscapes of Northern California

San Francisco-based photographer Nathan Wirth captures "slices of silence" in his beautiful, on-going series of desolate landscapes. The striking black and white images depict solitary trees on rolling hills in Marin and Sonoma counties in Northern California, where marbled-gray skies often cast …

California

21 Before and After Photos of Adorable Puppies Who Become Beloved Dogs

Many dog owners have captured the incredible transformation that occurs when a playful puppy turns into a loyal adult dog. They start out as small figures with adorable young faces and gradually become older in body, mind, and spirit. Physically, their bodies undergo a drastic change, but viewers …

Pets

Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers

The Tunnel of Love, as it’s commonly known, looks like something out of a dream. Completely covered in bright green foliage, the branches create a beautifully-enclosed arch that acts as a 1.8-mile passageway for a private train that hauls wood to a factory in Klevan, Ukraine, near the city of …

Eastern Europe

Handcrafted, Sustainable Wood Furniture from Ventura

Remembering that “wood comes from trees” is the reigning motto of new Spanish furniture brand, Ventura. It is a daily reminder for them, and for …

Furniture

A New Collection of Office Furniture Focused on Community

For PearsonLloyd’s first collection of furniture and accessories for Teknion, the studio focused on creating pieces that encourage community and …

Furniture

Sleepy Fox Found Taking a Peaceful Nap on Second-Story Ledge

Although it’s not unusual to see foxes roaming out and about, to see one sleeping on a second-story window sill is certainly not a common sight. This adorable creature somehow scaled a townhouse in the London neighborhood of Notting Hill, and the stone ledge appears to be the perfect place for its …

Cute

Suspended Glass-Bottomed Pool to be a Swimmable Pathway Between Two Buildings

It's not everyday that multiple buildings are connected via a swimming pool, but that's the plan for two upcoming apartment blocks in London's new Nine Elms district. Marketed as a “world's first,” this suspended basin will be 16-feet wide and 10-feet deep, with a glass bottom so that swimmers can …

Architecture

Bare Wood Becomes Ethereal with Wooden Aquarelle

Wooden Aquarelle is a method that Meike Harde uses to color bare wood. When poured on wooden surfaces, liquid pigments flow randomly creating color …

QWSTION's Bags for the Urban Traveler

Founded in 2008 in Zurich, QWSTION was the brainchild of five guys with varied international backgrounds—Swiss, Dutch, Austrian, American and French—which explained why they were traveling so much. "The reason for starting the company was the fact that we could not find a suitable bag for …

Handbags

Interview: Playful Photos of Polar Bears Frolicking in Flower Fields During Summer

Although we're used to seeing polar bears inhabiting snowy, icy landscapes during the winter, we rarely think about these majestic beasts in any other environments as the seasons change. As summer rolls around, though, it can be amazing to see the kind of shenanigans the furry creatures get …

Wildlife

1 Object in 1 Minute by Pierre Lota [VIDEO]

French Designer Pierre Lota has embarked on a project he calls 1 Object in 1 Minute. He creates a video of him assembling one of his own designs. …

4 Key Steps You Must Take Before Launching a Business | Inc.com

It's exciting to begin a new venture, but before you do so, stop and take a breath. Skipping over the basics of starting a business will cost you time and money. Many entrepreneurs don't think about the differences between being employed and self-employed. One of the biggest differences is that all …

Small Business

Articles about how fit home office almost anywhere on Dwell.com - Dwell

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>For centuries, crystals have been used in homes to ward off negative feelings, encourage prosperity, improve sleep and create...<p>A forward-thinking group home in the 20th arrondissement channels a midcentury …

Home Offices

3 Ideas For Curing Your Case Of The Mondays

Happy. F**king. Monday.<p>Be honest, this morning sucked, right? Sunday night seemed so peaceful. You thought maybe the weekend would never end. And then, suddenly, the screeching alarm.<p>But what if you’d woken to the sound of a child’s giggles?<p>This is the philosophy of Monyay, a series of three …

InterAct

EGO Asymmetrical Armchair from Alegre Design

Alegre Design’s asymmetrical ‘EGO’ armchair catches your attention from every angle.<p>Alegre Design is a Sueca, Spain based studio specializing in …