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Articles about 7-modern-shoe-storage-ideas on Dwell.com - Dwell

Build a simple, modern shoe rack to declutter your home with this clear-cut video and guide.<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>Architectural designer Chris Greenawalt's Boston kitchen renovation includes a striking approach to spice storage: a back-lit...<p>When Peter J. Lassen first developed …

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Articles about 5 stunning gabled glass facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the...<p>Though it's usually thought that bright colors make the boldest statement, these homes prove that black, white, and gray tones...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Seeking a …

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The Sneaky Places Mosquitoes Hide in Your Yard

Bugs be gone!<p>For these pesky flying creatures, prevention is the best form of control, and it's time to get working. Once temperatures hit above 50 degrees consistently in your area, any stagnant water in your yard is a ticking time bomb full of mosquito larvae waiting to buzz. Keep tabs on these …

Articles about branch out 8 modern tree houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Arborsculpturist Richard Reames has spent the past 16 years making more than 100 sculptures, chairs, pieces of furniture, tool...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes …

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The Best Home Designs of 2015

These stunning residences wowed the pros at AIA.<p>Skyscrapers aren't the only buildings that get architectural accolades. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) just selected the most structurally-pleasing homes in the U.S. for the 2015 Housing Awards. This AIA recognizes everything from …

These Are Not Your Average Bird Feeders

Indulge your feathered friends with an elevated aesthetic.<p>Bluebirds, chickadees, and sparrows, rejoice! Surprising departures from the typical roof-topped box, these stylish vessels will add a modern sculptural touch to any patio or yard.<p><i>Pictured from left:</i><p><b>Vogeli</b>By Vasse and Peg Vaught. Recycled …

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7 Ways to Dress Up an Ordinary Dog Crate

Upgrade Fido's quarters with a slipcover that matches his personality.<p>Upgrade Fido's quarters with a slipcover that matches his personality. Go classic with simple patterns and practical details or splurge on a fanciful castle.

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DIY Sneak Peek: Brit Morin's Gadget-Charging Nightstand

Charge your phone overnight without any cords with this genius DIY from Brit Morin's upcoming book, Homemakers.<p>Materials<p>Wooden nightstand<p>Velcro ® brand tape<p>Wireless charging mat<p>Router<p>E6000 glue<p>Directions<p><b>Step 1:</b> Turn your nightstand or table upside down. This is where you'll be attaching the …

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The Best DIY Projects for Spring

This roundup has been in the works for awhile, as we at Decoist love getting inspired by the creativity of other design bloggers as much as we enjoy …

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Articles about 8 cool aboveground pools on Dwell.com - Dwell

Check out this list of furnishings and accoutrements for the beach, backyard, campground, and beyond.<p>The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the...<p>The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes …

More than a third of infants are using smartphones, tablets, study says

Have you ever been befuddled by a feature of your iPhone, only to have your 6-year-old show you how it works? A new study helps explain how this happens.<p>Most children have been using smartphones and digital tablets practically since birth -- literally. Fully 36% of parents who answered a recent …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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What's Really in Your Ecstasy?

A new study has looked at over 25,000 pill reports to figure it out.<p>Unlike that box of cookies you ate after you stumbled home drunk last weekend or the mac and cheese you made for breakfast this morning because it was the only thing left in your kitchen, ecstasy does not come labeled with …

Tinder hooks up with Instagram to woo new users

Company overhauls its user profiles with photo app integration, and extended information pulled from Facebook<p>Tinder has right-swiped on Instagram, as the dating app integrates the popular photo service into its user profiles.<p>Capitalising on high number of users who share their Instagram handles, …

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The DEA's using powerful spyware for surveillance too

The war on drugs has a surprising soldier amongst its ranks: Italian spying software. As <i>Motherboard</i>'s sources tell it, the Drug Enforcement Administration's dropped $2.4 million on surveillance tools that are capable of intercepting phone calls, texts, social media messages, and can even take hold …

Google adds 'find my phone' to Android app

Google has released a new feature to search for your lost phone or tablet.<p>"We've all been there — you've searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can't find your phone," Google said in a message on Google+. "If you know where your computer is, you can now ask …

Microsoft Surface 3 is an attractive lightweight

I'm a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a no-compromise tablet-laptop hybrid. It's the right size, and has the battery life, power and portability …

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up and Use Location-Based Reminders

Unless you're using location-based reminders, you're not getting the full use of your native iOS 8 Reminders app. Location-based reminders can help you remember that you need milk as you drive near the grocery store and they can make sure you don't forget to call your mother as you arrive home.<p>To …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

This DIY Raspberry Pi Laptop Is Perfect For Your Weekend Machinations

My favorite DIY projects are ones that an idiot like myself can do in a few days. To wit, this Raspberry Pi laptop that lets you create a portable computer with keyboard and mouse with only a few parts.<p>The project uses the PiJuice battery module and a 5-inch TFT module. In this project you simply …

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Now you can get your selfies printed on your Apple Watch

To make a customised Apple Watch, customers sign in via social media and start creating on a simple design page by dragging uploaded images onto a mock-up device. You can place a picture over the whole Apple Watch strap, or put smaller frames of a photo concurrently along it. If you like what you …

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When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

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Google Wallet funds are now FDIC insured, says report

If you happen to keep money in your Google Wallet account, your cash is now protected. According to a statement provided to <i>Yahoo Finance</i>, Google is now storing Wallet funds in banks insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). That means if Google (or one of the banks that it keeps …

BMW’s Mini Demos Augmented Reality Glasses for Drivers

The Mini Augmented Vision prototype allows drivers to get a heads-up display of directions, speed limits and other information, while offering hands-free texting and music control.<p>Where Google Glass managed to just drive people away, BMW thinks augmented reality could really help drivers.<p>The …

Remote control GoPro & DJI drone cameras from Apple Watch with 10 app

10, a popular video capture and editing app for GoPro and DJI drone users, is the first to be updated to enable control of the cameras from Apple Watch.<p>The Apple Watch app acts as remote for GoPro (or your iPhone, Android device, or DJI drone camera), allowing you to preview what you’re shooting …

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Twitter Now Lets Anyone Send You a Direct Message

Direct Messages on Twitter are about to become a lot more useful or annoying).<p>Previously, you could only receive direct messages from users who follow you, but Twitter has now implemented an optional feature that opens your account to messages from anyone.<p>The new setting is turned off by default – …

Medical marijuana ordering app Nugg launched with unusual funding source

Starting at 4:20 p.m. Monday, patients in Los Angeles and Orange counties will be able to order medical marijuana and schedule deliveries or pickups through a new app called Nugg.<p>The Web-based app was developed by a trio of USC students who raised $100,000 not from friends and family, the usual way …

IKEA's future kitchen tells you how to cook

For IKEA, your future kitchen shouldn't just have the occasional smart appliance -- it should be a technology hub. The furniture store's Concept Kitchen 2025 includes tech and other helpful additions meant to save both time and resources, such as a pantry with induction cooling (to preserve food …