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Huge Multi-Functional Living Potential In A Tiny 420-sq-ft Apartment – Exclusive Interview

If you’ve ever looked around your home and wished for more space, you’re certainly not alone. It’s easy to want more space to store more of life’s …

26 Lessons Your Son's Future Spouse Will Thank You For Teaching Him

Plant deep within him the knowledge that showing affection is a sign of strength, not weakness.<p>Although I wanted daughters my whole life, I ended up having two awesome boys instead. I've always been a bit of a guys' girl, so, in the end, <i>someone</i> knew better than I did.<p>But coming from a family of all …

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Office renovation featuring polycarbonate and wood partitions by Daipu Architects

Semi-translucent polycarbonate panels and wooden shelving systems create partitions in this office renovation for a television station in Hangzhou, …

Insightful Tipi Modular Shelving System Evoking the Spirit of Traveling

Designer <b>Assaf Israel</b> envisioned a lovely modular shelving system for studio <b>Joynout</b>. Tipi was born following a year-long round the world trip. It …

Minimalism And Functionality In A Unique Piece Of Furniture: Noon Studio’s Steel Stool

We live in a world where time and space are probably the most valuable aspects of our life. That’s why it’s vital for us to preserve them, as much as …

12 Decorating Do's and Don'ts From Top Designers

No rules — but timeless, unforgettable advice. Twelve designers share their favorite words of wisdom.<p><b>Don't: Use White Decor If You Have Kids or Pets</b>"If you have pets or children, white rugs and upholstery are just not in the cards. People love the way they look but never realize that you have to …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

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13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See

The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the almighty all white kitchen trend which has swept the industry over the past couple of years and …

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Blanko Companion Dog

Meet <i>Blanko</i> — this charming dog serves double duty as a toy or a decorative item. It’s made of laminate-coated plywood and is created by Finnish …

Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There's a drone for that

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Passive Houses: 13 Reasons Why the Future Will Be Dominated by this New Pioneering Trend

If you don’t know what a ‘Passive House’ is you’re in good company, most people haven’t. Passive Houses are essentially buildings which use very …

Bee House

This bee house by <b>Wild & Wolf</b> is perfect for garden decoration (and pollination). It makes a great gift too.<p><b>Bee House</b>, $24.00<p>Advertisements

Flowering Fountain

Design no comments<p><i>The Daffodil Fountain serves as both a sculptural element and refreshing water source in a variety of public spaces. The</i> …

19 Lessons Great Dads Can Teach You About Being A Better Father

So, you're a dad. Or you hope to be one in the future. The bad news is there is no real road map for success. The good news is there are some incredible role models to give you inspiration.<p><i>Below are 19 ways to be the most awesome dad in the world, but if all else fails, just dance.</i><p><b>1. Be willing to</b> …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans

If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you can take advantage of free heat from the sun with this DIY solar heating panel, which …

Ten cool inventions unveiled at Engadget's Expand event

Machines that bend strong steel wire have been an important part of industrial manufacturing for decades. But on Saturday, I saw a $3,000 …

What is Sustainable Living and 10 Ways to Get Started

What do Natural, DIY bloggers talk about in the car? Usually stuff like this:<p>“How many simple sustainable living tips can you list? GO!”<p>It took only …

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DIY Filament Extruder

Build the open source Filabot Wee extruder to melt plastic pellets into inexpensive printer filament, and even recycle old prints.<p>Is your 3D printer burning through filament? Guess what — there’s no reason it has to be expensive. With a filament extruder, you can make your own filament from plastic …

Doxie Flip Scanner

Easily digitize all of your favorite stuff — whether it's old family photos, maps from past vacations, scraps of memories, newspaper clips, paper …

The Creative Reading Net: It Can Be Fun and Entertaining by Playoffice

A traditional family library has been transformed into an appealing place for kids by the creative Madrid-based studio, Playoffice, designing …

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014

Which 3D printer is right for you? The world of desktop 3D printing is rapidly expanding and new companies and printer models are emerging daily. …

Amazing Street Art Illusion

It never ceases to amaze me what some people can do with a little chalk and their imagination. This <b>amazing street art</b> optical illusion comes from a …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

Phonebloks: The New Open Source Experience to Replace All Phones Forever? Motorola Thinks So.

We've seen at least a couple of modular phone concepts before, as well as a few projects by Dave Hakkens, but Phonebloks takes both to the next …

“Physics told me some crazy stuff

“Physics told me some crazy stuff. Say, I’m not just sitting here doing nothing. I’m actually fighting against Earth’s gravity. And I’m not sitting still. I’m spinning at a thousand miles per hour, or even more than that… 67 thousand miles per hour, if you count the rotation of the Earth around the Sun…”<p>In this graduation project that sums up her efforts in a dual degree program (animation and physics) presented by Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, this is Xiangjun Shi’s Why …