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In a leafy family-oriented part of the inner-west, our brief was to replace a fibro cottage with a stylish, roomy new family home that maximizes the benefits of the northern aspect, is full of natural light, can breathe naturally, and adapt to the needs of a young and active family.
An …House Design
With artist Janet Echelman as maestro, a team of envelope-pushing innovators creates aerial sculptures, each more daring than the last.
Not many artists need to factor in the wind force load on a skyscraper to see if she can add just a little more orange to the edge of her work. But before she could …Art
You’ve probably played the board game Snakes and Ladders before. Here’s a ladder with a new personality. It can coil up like a snake.!
Now luckily it …
Parsons students reinterpret Poltrona Frau leather scraps into bike seats and headphone holders.
Italian furniture makers Poltrona Frau recently launched an initiative to cut down on waste. The company, known for its sleek leather furniture, has asked students at Parsons School of Design to create …Furniture
As publicity stunts go, Virtual Drift is a pretty complicated one. Here’s how it works: start with a driver from Formula D, a professional drift racing league. Build him an absurdly heavy custom helmet with an Oculus Rift instead of a visor. Wire his car up with a directional sensor and a server. On …Virtual Reality
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.
Our readers liked the story of this smart summer cottage on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, which functions entirely off-the-grid.Architecture
Use your old coffee grounds to drink more coffee.
We drink 500 billion cups of coffee globally each year. Think of how many coffee grounds that entails—and how many of those grounds end up in a landfill.
German designer Julian Lechner has invented a new strategy for keeping grounds out of the trash. …Coffee Brewing
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I haven't owned a car in nearly ten years, so everything I drive is either a rental or a ZipCar. And when you get into an unfamiliar car for …Chevrolet Camaro
If you dread hosting the in-laws, consider taking some design tips from these multigenerational homes, which contain communal spaces for family time as well as sanctuaries for private meditation.
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Headphones using printed electronics, designed by Maxime Loiseau, are made of only eight parts.
Traditionally, making headphones is a complex process. The devices are commonly made up of at least 50 parts, and the production process is lengthy. But a new kind of headphones, created using a technique …Headphones
These clever clerestories usher natural light from above and bathe their rooms in sunlight.
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Flying in style for most people means an upgrade to first class. But for the super rich, flying in style means plush white leather seats, where the term "leg room" has lost its meaning.
In a collaboration between luxury car company Mercedes-Benz and airline Lufthansa Technik, the two German …Aeronautics
TOP 7 UNIQUE HOUSE DESIGN: HUNGARIAN ARTFUL MARRIAGE OF "HUMBLE HOME" ARCHITECTURE WITH AN ULTRA MODERN AESTHETIC
Modelers Polla Bauer and Andras Onodi sent us a few photographs of this present day Hungarian building design that is, probably, a work of adoration. …Architecture
3D printing has rapidly been growing and becoming more accessible to any ol’ average or curious user of the machines. The latest step in the three-dimensional production world is the introduction of an affordable and easy-to-use machine called Bocusini. This device could turn any novice chef into a …3D Printing
Overlooking Italy’s Dolomite Mountains sits the Valley House, a timber cabin designed by architecture firm Plan Bureau. It’s a unique asymmetrical home whose shape was inspired by the topography of its gorgeous surroundings. Much of this structure seems beautifully unconventional, including the …Microsoft Windows
This development, located just blocks from the Barton Springs Pool and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, features two contemporary residences in the heart of Austin's Zilker Neighborhood. Both units open out to private landscaped interior courtyards as well as second floor balconies with views to …Siding
We zip-line through life stopping only to click pictures of nature’s abundant beauty for our Instagram. No one pauses to stare at the sunset anymore. …Furniture
Located in Washington State’s Methow Valley, on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, the Mazama House sits near a large meadow and is flanked by …Heating
This house responds to the needs of its owner, an elderly man confined to a wheelchair, who wanted a practical, small, comfortable, and pleasant house. The plot has a trapezoidal shape, facing the street on the north side, with a public square to the east, a small river to the south, and a …Wheelchairs
These idyllic escapes leave the office, the city, and sometimes even the grid behind.
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The Light Phone pictured above is a phone I’d like to use on a daily basis. It’s got no touchscreen display, no texting apps, no games and no …Phones
The contemporary architecture of a home In Cape Town designed by studio SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects).
Award winning architecture …Architecture
The renovation and addition to this two-story home was designed to accommodate an extended family of eight on a relatively modest site within a dense urban context. A bedroom for each of the four children, one for the parents and another possibly for grandparents, generous living spaces, and a …Architecture
House in Blair Atholl by Nico van der Meulen Architects is a luxury farmhouse located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, in a secluded …House Design
In the unlikely case that you may have forgotten, this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Undoubtedly, many people across the country will be treating the one who brought them into the world with a relaxing day at the spa or a meal at her favorite restaurant. And of course, you can't go wrong with the classic …Flowers
Each space is visually connected with the landscape. The parts of the building have different altimetry, and they follow the topography of the site.
Large openings offer views and create a frame around the landscape. Most of the windows face south and provide a considerable heat input. Cable flaps …Concrete
We've seen people swinging on ladders to access tree houses, but it's not every day we see ladders inside homes. In 2012 a Tokyo couple commissioned …Architecture
The concept artists who envisioned the future of the automobile created edgy, forward-thinking illustrations knowing their works might never be seen — and would likely get destroyed.
But some of the forward-looking art created during Detroit’s “Golden Age of Automotive Design” made it outside …Art