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Why wireless charging furniture will be a huge trend in 2016

With everything going wireless these days, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the next cord to go away might be your smartphone charger. …

The Case for Private Offices in Co-Working Spaces | Inc.com

As coworking spaces continue to build traction among freelancers, independent contractors and remote workers, shared offices mirror the same popularity with startups and small businesses.<p>Think coworking is all about sharing desk space with strangers? Not necessarily. You can get your own office …

The Workplace

Arranging the Work-Space to Embrace Balance

I create my day every day by putting out to the universe what I want to embrace and receive in return. I have discovered that balance may be the most important thing that I want to embrace. I believe balance is one of the ingredients we need to afford us success in life and business. When I am …

Tools That Change the Way We Design & Build: The Festool Domino

<i>For our Tech-Tacular Design & Technology special, we sought out game-changing power tools: Ones of such unique utility and intelligent design that</i> …

This Chair Pops Up Like A Frat Boy’s Collar

There are chairs you sit in for a meeting with someone. And there are chairs you nestle into to read a book or sip a cocktail. The Reves Chair, by Muka Design Lab, wants to be both. So it deploys a clever back that pops up like a shirt collar, converting it from low-backed conversation chair to …

Do We Need Stricter Design Protection Laws?

Are crappy knockoffs really something manufacturers should be scared of?<p>Is there anything wrong with knocking-off a 50-year-old design? Tony Ash, managing director of Vitra, thinks so. Ash has written an opinion piece over at Dezeen, arguing for stricter design protection laws in his native Europe, …

Architizer

Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it

A large review recently published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years: Sitting can be fatal.<p>It’s been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In this latest meta-analysis, Daniela Schmid and Michael F. Leitzmann of the …

Diabetes

Architizer

The Science Of Posture: Why Sitting Up Straight Makes You Happier And More Productive

You’re slumping in your chair, aren’t you? If you want to be better at work, just say no to slouching.<p>I’ll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It’s been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that. It’s one of those things I keep in the back of my mind as …

Inside the Homes of Eight Famous Architects

<i>Originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "</i>Inside the Homes and Workspaces of 8 Great Architects<i>", this article shows the spaces occupied by</i> …

A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices

Acato, a web design firm, grew weary of their offices being right above a fishmonger, so the company hired Rotterdam-based BBVH Architects to …

Office renovation featuring polycarbonate and wood partitions by Daipu Architects

Semi-translucent polycarbonate panels and wooden shelving systems create partitions in this office renovation for a television station in Hangzhou, …

Playful Snapshots of Miniature Scenes Around the Office

When German artist Bettina Gber takes a break from work in the office, she doesn't just go for a walk or grab a cup of coffee. Instead, she finds inspiration from the ordinary objects around her desk and transforms the workplace into a miniature world filled with danger, adventure, and …

Miniature

How Autodesk Helped Create An Incredible New Technique For 3-D Printing Metal In Midair

Autodesk and designer Joris Laarman are introducing the next wave in manufacturing: large-scale, affordable, digitally fabricated metal structures.<p>We can 3-D print myriad plastic goods, fabric for apparel, burritos, candy, and perhaps in the not-so-distant future, human organs. Metal–the material …

Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator USB 3.0 Flash Drive : Uncompromised Data Storage with Extreme Speed

Hands down, this little gadget Kingston DataTraveler <b>HyperX Predator USB 3.0 Flash Drive</b> is by far the largest flash disk you can purchase right now. …

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car

The future of self-driving cars means working in gridlock. Joy?<p>In the age of self-driving cars, you’ll have no excuse for slacking off during your commute. That’s because the office of the future might very well be your car.<p>Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer that has specialized in designing …

The Elastic Perspective by NEXT Architects

The Elastic Perspective – Viewpoint Architecture.<p>The team of NEXT Architects designed “Elastic Perspective”, a sculptural staircase that serves as a …

Architecture

Masters Bar Stool by Starck & Quitllet for Kartell

Continuing with the success of the original Masters chair, Kartell has launched the Masters bar stool co-designed by Eugeni Quitllet and Philippe …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Barbarians at the Great: An Undulating 4,400-Square-Foot Superdesk

For their new offices on West 20th Street, creative agency The Barbarian Group wanted an office design that would live up to their catchphrase ("It's …

Infographic: 80 Designs That Changed The World

<i>World of Warcraft</i>, an online lootfest that pits dwarves against demons, is the world’s most popular MMO. According to a graphic charting the 80 most important designs since 1983, it’s also, apparently, a paragon of design.<p>Ziba, a Portland-based design consultancy, asked staff members to think back …

Fuseproject Designs Public Furniture With Cyclists In Mind

Yves Béhar has collaborated with Landscape Forms to launch a line of flat-packed, sustainable outdoor furniture.<p>How do you turn a city into a biking city? There are shared bike programs, of course. There are slightly off-the-wall initiatives like Copenhagenize Flow that let cities try out modular, …

Design for Small Spaces: Desks with Storage

Many of you who have designed desks have done so in a studio. But as a professional organizer for nine years, I've been inside hundreds of people's …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Articles about design icon architect eero saarinen on Dwell.com - Dwell

Bold curves, colorful accents and technical vision: Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s body of work represents...<p>A look at Eero Saarinen's Womb chair, an icon of midcentury modern design.<p>A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased …

Design

RGB Lighting Technology from 3form

Imagine bringing the edgy, sleek lighting technology of a club to building facades, walls and partitions. 3form‘s RGB Technology does that, and does …

The Most Eco-Friendly Bottled Water

With a title like that, I bet some of you just rolled your eyes, but hear me out. Treeson is an eco-friendly, toxin-free, trash eliminating, clean …