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Articles about 5 budget friendly home makeovers on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Three companies donated materials to Merida-based Dosa Studio to help create a bright, airy family …

Designers Re-Imagine Oil Rigs as Positive Environmental Habitats

A Chinese design team recently rolled out a fascinating set of plans that creatively re-imagine oil rigs as floating, eco-friendly habitats that could help the environment recover after an oil spill. The designers – Ma Yidong, Zhu Zhonghui, Qin Zhengyu and Jiang Zhe – created the plan in response …

The Hue Go: A Lantern For The Connected Age

Philips has unveiled a new, portable, color-changing lamp that’s like a lantern for the connected age.<p>The Hue Go will wake you up in the morning to the glow of simulated sunlight, then, thanks to an internal battery that lasts three hours and a body that’s cool to the touch, the Go can follow you …

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Articles about house week minimal concrete home surprisingly inviting on Dwell.com - Dwell

These spare homes turn our minimalist dreams into a stylish reality.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>The industrial material of choice is making its rounds in the residential realm.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on …

Paul Smith Re-Decorated the Iconic Land Rover Defender

Paul Smith has the chance to re-decorate one of the world’s most recognizable cars, the version of <b>4×4 Land Rover Defender</b>. Utilizing a palette of 27 …

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

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The Micro-Living Trend Checks Into Hotels

Love micro-living? Try micro-vacationing.<p>Big-city hotel rooms are about to get even smaller. Commune Hotels & Resorts, a San Francisco-based hotel group, is launching a new hotel brand that caters to guests who don’t need spacious rooms: those who want to embrace “micro-living.” Playing off the …

Norm Architects creates minimal bathroom furniture for Ex.t

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Danish studio Norm Architects has created a collection of bathroom furnishings and accessories, including a matching wash basin and …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple has revealed why it decided to build a smart watch.</b> Technology was going to move onto the body and the wrist was a good starting point. Also, Apple feels watches will make us act more human than phones, which we've become too addicted to.<p><b>2. Snapchat has announced a few new security</b> …

Happy 5th Anniversary to the iPad

The original iPad went on sale in the US for the first time on the morning of April 3rd, 2010. I was standing near the front – Number 7 in line – of a reserved line outside my local Apple store.<p>It was an exciting morning, talking with lots of people in the line about their iPad expectations and …

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Will it bend? iPhone 6 Plus, HTC One M9, and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge compared in new video

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released in September, some owners reported serious bending issues that occurred when they sat down with the devices in their back pocket. The HTC One M9 as well as Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are hitting the market this month, so many are …

Netflix deals 'House of Cards' a fourth season for 2016

The Underwoods will be back in office next year when Netflix's "House of Cards" embarks on a fourth season.<p>The show's renewal was revealed Thursday by a tweet from Netflix displaying a black image with an upside down American flag and the words: "Season 4 Coming 2016." Above the image is a line …

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Bloomberg: Samsung to Produce A9 Chips for Apple

- Apr 3, 2015<p>Bloomberg on Thursday reported its sources gave credence to the rumor that Samsung would manufacture the lion’s share of the upcoming A9 …

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LG's Next Flagship Phone Will Sport a New 5.5-Inch Screen

The screen boasts improved color display and contrast while reducing power consumption.<p>Well, now we know what screen to expect in LG’s next flagship smartphone.<p>LG’s display unit on Thursday announced a new 5.5-inch display bound for the phone, which is itself due to be unveiled at a New York press …

On the Cusp of Spring

On Friday night, guests like It girl Suki Waterhouse, actress Kate Bosworth, and model Anne Vyalitsyna sipped flutes of Veuve Clicquot at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco for Dior’s annual Mid-Winter Gala. Celebrating the start of spring, the luxurious party brought together …

Charlize Theron’s Little Black Dress

<b>Who:</b> Charlize Theron<p><b>Where:</b> The premiere of Theron’s new film Dark Places in Paris.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, March 31st<p><b>What:</b> The actress wore a Dior Haute Couture embroidered, strapless dress, a Dior clutch, and simple, peep-toe sandals.<p><b>Why:</b> A dress this elaborate speaks for itself. With minimal jewelry, …

Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin Take Festival Dressing to the Streets

Coachella might be a weekend away but that isn't stopping <b>Bella Hadid</b> and <b>Hailey Baldwin</b> from stepping out in two takes on ensembles fit for lush fields and grassy knolls. While Baldwin's maxi frock is awash in spring florals, Hadid married rock-star glamour with a grunge subtext for a sleek take on …

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Why Your Next Trip to Times Square Needs to Include a Visit to City Kitchen

When you walk into the entryway of City Kitchen, The Row NYC Hotel's newly opened food market on 44th Street and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan, a …

France Officially Bans Too-Thin Models

Will other countries follow suit?<p>The French government officially passed a law today that bans excessively thin models, and that will subject agents and fashion houses who hire them to fines and jail time. Specifically, the law states that all models must present a medical certificate proving that …

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Novis in the News

<b>What:</b> Irene Neuwirth celebrated Novis designer Jordana Warmflash’s Fall 2015 collection.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, March 31st<p><b>Where:</b> Neuwirth’s new Los Angeles boutique on Melrose Avenue.<p><b>Who:</b> Jenny Slate, Gillian Jacobs, Busy Philipps and more joined Warmflash and Neuwirth at the cocktail party.<p><b>Why:</b> Fall …