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The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

The Toothpaste Tube Gets An Origami-Inspired Redesign

This proposed innovation uses an accordian-like structure to squeeze out every last drop.<p>That last bit of toothpaste is the stubborn cousin of that last ounce of ketchup: You’ll never get it out of the tube, no matter how much you squeeze and flatten the other end. Plus, as you curl the tube in …

Frustration Mounts for Chinese Families as Jet Search Drags On

News<p>As authorities scour land and sea for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the families of the 239 passengers and crew aboard Flight 370 can only wait in mounting frustration and dread.<p>In Beijing, the intended destination of the doomed flight, the anxiety and anguish are particularly acute: 153 …

MH370 could have flown 'as low as 5,000ft to avoid radar'

The missing Malaysia Airlines plane could have flown as low as 5,000ft (1,500 metres) after diverting from its course, allowing it to avoid detection by radar, according to Malaysian media reports.<p>Investigators are working to narrow down the last possible observation of flight MH370 after analysis …

Sustainable Mid-Century Modern Dollhouse and Matching Furniture

The ARC Dollhouse is a brand new design and venture for artist/designer Krista Peel under the name 3 Star Studio. Working alongside her husband, they …

Furniture

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Posters

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

10 Clever Ways to Conceal Clutter

Interior Design

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods | Colossal

<p>In this fun series of painted objects titled “<i>It’s not what it seems</i>” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic …

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy | Colossal

<p><i>Facades</i> is an ongoing series of work by French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy that imagines a world where facades have been completely …

A Desk That Takes Multifunctional to a Whole New Level

When it comes to multifunctional, Adretcient Design Studio takes it to a whole new level with Taula, a design that optimizes the functionality of a …

Solar-Powered Floating Resort is an Off-Shore Aquatic Escape

In response to rising sea levels due to climate change, Italian designer Michele Puzzolante of MPD Designs has come up with a concept called the <i>Solar Floating Island</i>, a solar-powered island resort that floats completely off-shore. Made of photovoltaic skins and balsa-reinforced fiberglass, the …

Articles about 7 bestsellers dwell store on Dwell.com - Dwell

New to the platform? Start following these users and get a head start on your daily dose of design.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>We know you’ve got one on your holiday list—that friend who will find just …

Prefab Homes

5 First Date Outfits You'll Actually Want to Wear

Because not every occasion calls for a skater skirt and strappy sandals.<p>Because not every occasion calls for a skater skirt and strappy sandals.

Turn a Backyard Branch into a Color Block Wall Hook

You’ve seen ‘em in the hippest home goods stores. They’ve made you stop and think twice about adding outdoor-sy decor to your pad—come on, they look like a work of art anyway! We’re talking about painted branch wall hooks. And if you haven’t pounced on purchasing this eye-catching piece of home …

21 Clever & Inventive Print Adverts Designed To Impress

If you want your message to stand out in the crowded world of advertising and force those time poor consumers to sit up and take notice - you need to …

Historic London Paintings Layered Atop Contemporary Photos

Redditer shystone remixes old and new London for us in a delightful mash-up that pairs historic paintings of the city with its modern counterpart. A resident of London, they took their love of art and knowledge of the metropolis and found the locations that the 18th and 19th century works depict. …

31 Mind-Blowing Examples of Brilliant Packaging Design

Packaging: It's a necessary evil. So it may as well be clever.

Packaging Design

12 Incredible Facts You Never Knew About Farts

Don't just break wind. Destroy it.

Commercial High-Speed Photography Demonstrations

Beautiful, Clean, Simple, and Bold: These are a few of the words that describe Karl Taylor’s photographic work. For over 15 years, Taylor has been …

Milky Way Crossing Over the Night Sky Captured with Timelapse Photography

Today we bring you a stunning 360° timelapse over the night skies of the Paranal Observatory in the Atacama desert in Chile. This beautiful HD …

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Light Painting