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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 …

Home Security

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 …

Between Two Ferns Comedy Videos & Articles

Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: James Franco<p>Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition Part 1 (Censored)<p>Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition …

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 …

Furniture

My Mother’s Lover

The February after my mother died, my brother, Allen, left his New Mexico home and boarded a plane for Honolulu. He carried a backpack that carried a …

Texas

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 …

Cooking

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 …

Prehistory

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 …

Manhattan

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 …

Mobile Photography

Articles about look playrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple in Israel seizes the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.<p>Squarespace has a stunning, monochromatic office décor that coincides with their minimalist branding.<p>Behind the Dwell Magazine...<p>Bring the sleek, sculptural forms of the …

Architecture
Home Improvement

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 thoroughly modern house in Baton Rouge owes its …

Architecture

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>The bright lights of Akihabara, Tokyo's historic electronics district © ESB Professional / Shutterstock<p>Finding a place to …

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 …

Architecture

Building An “Engine” To Power Any Prefab Solar House You’d Like

Stanford’s Start.Home project tries to add some freshness to prefab housing by creating one “core” with all the needed equipment, around which you can build whatever house you want.<p>Modular buildings have several cost and environmental benefits. But building everything the same does tend to leave …

Palo Alto

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, …