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Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active trades beauty for toughness and a massive battery

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is a terrific smartphone, but it's not a particularly durable one. It's waterproof, yes, so you can use it in the rain and not blink an eye if it happens to take a dive in a shallow pool. But the for hamfisted among us, the glass-heavy design still demands some kind of case. …

PHOTOS: 5 NYC Fantasy Lofts, Triplexes and Townhouses from Dwell's City Modern Home Tours

1/60<p>The Flowerbox Duplex<p>Controlled voyeurism took over New York City this past weekend as Dwell and New York Magazine hosted the very first City …

House Refurbishment in Kaga / Tailored design Lab

“I lived in this house until I was eighteen years old. This house could be restored to its original scenery and beauty for me.”<p>With this statement, …

A very British disaster: How The Chinese Room made one of 2015's best video games

The only time I have ever seen a flying milk bottle was on the night of the 15th October 1987, when one passed impossibly by the window of my parents’ bedroom in Kent. The next morning, after the Great Storm had dissipated, everyone came out of their houses to survey the damage - fences, sheds, …

Pictures of the Week 10.22.15

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Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - A Hero's Journey Trailer - IGN Video

Slay monsters, brew potions and even get married in the online RPG, which is now available on consoles.

JXE Streams: 'Façade' celebrates 10 years of awkward sexual advances

<i>Façade</i> turns 10 in July. Archaic as Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern's interactive drama is after a decade, it remains one of the most distinctive experimental video games ever made. Even with scores of dramatic indies and more technologically advanced games filling the intervening years, <i>Façade</i> …

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A New York man says a fortune teller scammed him out of $700,000

Now the allegations have the Manhattan psychic, Priscilla Delmaro, and another person facing charges of grand larceny.<p>The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Delmaro in August 2013 who told him that evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he claimed to love and wanted to be with …

Work From Home: 7 Extraordinary Backyard Offices

In the 19th century, Thomas Jefferson designed his very own personal shed office in the Gardens of Monticello. From the cozy confines of the brick garden pavilion of the 5,000-acre property, Jefferson studied and wrote in the glow of the Virginian sunshine.<p>Fast-forward 200 years and office sheds of …

Hôtel de Nell, Paris

When traveling through a destination city full to the brim with expectations, stumbling upon a hidden gem is extra special—and extra rewarding. That's exactly the feeling after a stay in Hôtel de Nell, located in the residential-feeling 9th arrondissement of Paris—across the street from the 19th …

Architizer

Lamptastic!

We’ve seen loads of lighting solutions through the years. Some quirky, some functional, some absolutely endearing. We just needed something to …

Travelbox Acts as a Pop-Up Hotel Room for Avid Travelers

Now you can tote around a pop-up hotel room no matter where you are in the world, thanks to Austrian design firm Juust‘s new Travelbox. This innovative product unfolds to reveal a comfy bed, chair, table, storage, and even a bicycle for avid travelers who often switch locations. Weighing less than …

Alexander Gendell's latest folding chair pops out of a wall mural

<b>New York 2015:</b> New York designer Alexander Gendell has added a chair that pops out of an artwork to his Folditure collection of fold-flat furniture …

Beth Moon Returns to Photograph the World's Oldest Trees at Night

After spending over a decade photographing the world's oldest and rarest trees by day, Beth Moon has returned to capture these majestic plants at night. For her <i>Diamond Nights</i> project, Moon spent a considerable amount of time researching to find intriguing trees in southern Africa, South Africa, …

DIY Footwear

Pikkpack (a Hungarian play on words meaning “it’s a piece of cake”) starts out as a flat piece of high-quality leather that you can transform into a …

ZaDno Teacup : Simple Cup to Steep Your Tea

Tea lovers would love to know that many designers have done great jobs in order to enhance your tea drinking experience, from Imbue to Tea-Time. This …

Segmented Glass Sculptures by Jiyong Lee | Colossal

<p>Illinois artist Jiyong Lee uses a special glass technique called cold working to create his unusual segmented sculptures inspired by the growth of …

Mirror Installations by Shirin Abedinirad Reflect the Sky in Stairs and Desert Dunes | Colossal

<p>Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad explores issues of gender, sexuality and human compassion through her site-specific installations, performances, …

YouTube viewers flock to 8-bit movie remakes

<b>A team which recreates popular movies as 8-bit video games is attracting millions of views on YouTube.</b><p>David Dutton from California makes the "old school" arcade-style films for film collective Cinefix.<p>His four minute version of 2001 Japanese anime movie Spirited Away has attracted nearly 1m views …

Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber

No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber," this piezoelectric mat combines the best features of existing ceramic and polymeric materials; …

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Matthias Pliessnig's Gorgeous Bentwood Benches are Growing

The designer's work is getting both bigger and better<p>We've covered Matthias Pliessnig's excellent bentwood work since the early days of Core77, and …

Glass Jellyfish Sculptures Are Innovative Pieces of Blown Glass

Rick Satava is a master glassblower from Chico, California, who creates incredibly lifelike jellyfish sculptures out of glass. His works are so realistic that people often wonder if they're looking at real jellyfish preserved in glass. In the late 1980s, the artist was inspired after a visit to the …

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Venice Biennale 2015: Swatch Faces

With 15 artists exhibiting across two pavilions for seven months, "Swatch Faces"—the Swiss watch house's contribution to 2015's Venice Biennale as its main partner—is impressive in numbers. In person, it's even more so—from glowing flowers to large-scale photo works, sound projects and more.<p>One …

Beautiful Bends

You won’t see any screws or glue in these multilayered seating design by Bar Lavi. Instead, you’ll find just a single bolt that holds its bended …

Light Dish Highlights Your Food for Unique Experience by DesignLibero

What if an everyday object such a plate becomes an interactive gadget? The <b>Light Dish</b> was thought to bring a new dining experience. Originally, the …