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House C3

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.


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House Design

How To Make A 1-Ton Fishnet Fly

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 …


A ladder to make neighbors jealous

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 …


Students Transform Italian Furniture Scraps Into Stylish Accessories

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 …


Watch a pro racer do real-world drifting wearing an Oculus Rift

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

House of the Week: Energy-Efficient Vacation Home

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.


Old Coffee Grounds Turned Into Mugs (For Drinking More Coffee, Of Course)

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

The New Camaro Features a Clever Design for HVAC Controls


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

Homes That Make Multigenerational Living Look Good

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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These Incredibly Thin, Simple Headphones Don't Use Any Wires

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 …


6 Shining Examples of Clerestory Windows

These clever clerestories usher natural light from above and bathe their rooms in sunlight.

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Microsoft Windows

Mercedes and Lufthansa create ultimate luxury airplane

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 …



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. …


Your Kitchen Could Soon Have an Affordable 3D Food Printer

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

Asymmetrical Cabin Design Inspired by the Surrounding Dolomite Mountains

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

Zilker Residences

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 …


Leano Portable Chair by Nik Lorbeg

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. …


FINNE Architects Explores Crafted Modernism in the Mazama House - Design Milk

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 …



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 …


10 Rustic Hideaways Off the Beaten Path

These idyllic escapes leave the office, the city, and sometimes even the grid behind.

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Meet Light Phone, the phone that can save you from your smartphone

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 …


Contemporary Architecture of a Home In Cape Town

The contemporary architecture of a home In Cape Town designed by studio SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects).

Award winning architecture …


House 3

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 …


Modern Luxury Farmhouse with Emphasis on Entertaining: House in Blair Atholl

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day With This Brilliant Bouquet of Buildings Inspired by Flowers

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 …


Concrete and Glass House

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 …


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 …


Exciting images from ‘Golden Age of Auto Design’ we almost didn’t get to see

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 …