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Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

IKEA Takes on The Shining In a New Ad

The furniture retailer gets inspiration from a classic horror film in a new ad. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p>First IKEA launched their new catalog with an ad inspired by Apple commercials and now it's adding its own spin to the classic Jack Nicholson film, <i>The Shining</i>. In a new …

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Lovely Range of Themed Children’s Beds Mixing Fun, Play and Rest

Balancing fun and rest, these new <b>children’s beds</b> from Danish company <b>Lifetime</b> are a treat. The collection below features special themes ranging from …

How To Make Your Ikea Furniture Look Like It Doesn't Come From Ikea

Ikea's furniture has become so ubiquitous that it's difficult to make it stand out.<p>To deal with this problem, several new businesses are offering add-ons that make furniture look like it doesn't come from the Swedish mega-chain, reports Katarina Gustafsson at Bloomberg News.<p>Here are a few …

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7 Awesome Organizing Hacks for Your Tiny Closet

Your space might be tight—and you've already packed off-season clothes in vacuum-sealed bags—but these creative bloggers have solutions for …

Don't Lick My Toes: raunchy, hilarious cabaret

Vancouver's Wet Spots perform the funniest, raunchiest cabaret I've heard -- side-splittingly so. Check out the video for "Don't Lick My Toes" above, …

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

A Lego Set for Budding Architects, With No Instructions

Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any …

HOWTO make a multi-book secret stash

Here's a great Instructables for hiding a stash-box behind a wall of cut-away books. In some ways, it's a lot less fiddly than creating a single …

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

House Call: Elizabeth Roberts in Brooklyn

New York-based designer Elizabeth Roberts grew up in Mill Valley, studied architecture at Berkeley, earned a masters in historic preservation at …

Snapzoom Turns Your Binoculars into the Ultimate Smartphone Lens

Got an old pair of binocs from your opera-going days? Okay, from your bird-watching days? No? How about from randomly buying them at a flea market six months ago? Our latest Kickstarter find, Snapzoom, will help you turn them into the fanciest smartphone lens we’ve ever seen.<p>A project by Daniel …

Articles about look playrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance …

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Articles about look bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

For Paul and Shoko Shozi, a pair of retiring Angelenos, the goal was to shut out the neighborhood but bring in the sunny skies.<p>As MoMA's “Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling” comes to a close (on Oct.<p>Squarespace has a stunning, monochromatic office décor that coincides with their …

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Articles about handled care on Dwell.com - Dwell

A look back through the history of prefab reveals a few failures that proved to be great opportunities for learning and...<p>While care labels provide a great starting place, proper Bedding maintenance requires additional steps and is essential for...<p>A striking set of designs for patient treatment …

More Post-It Monsters

I picked up John Kenn Mortensen's <i>More Post-It Monsters</i> at a comic-show in London and it's terrific. Mortensen draws beautiful and grotesque line-art …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

A Misfit Emerges in the Crowded Field of Fitness Trackers

Sonny Vu holds up what looks like a brushed aluminum button. It's about the size of a quarter and when he taps it, light shines through little dots …

Articles about modernist click through remodelista part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you caught our interview with Remodelista co-founder Sarah Lonsdale earlier this year, you already know we're fans of the home...<p>For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>You've already seen our favorites in …

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The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …