Hilary Murugu

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What Could You Build With Translucent...Wood?

Wooden windows might replace our tacky old glass<p>Leave it to Swedes to come up with truly surprising uses for wood. A new translucent tree-product …

Thinking Outside the Box While Living Inside of One

A home too small to lose anything inside of (except maybe your sanity)<p>Here at Core77 we have a fine tradition of showing you people living in boxes. …

How to Realize Your Grand Product Ambitions Iteratively

A designer DIYs his way to a commercial product, and learns what he needs along the way<p>This is how we started making products.<p>I was a graduate …

Google’s Parent Company (Probably) Wants to Build a City From Scratch

Rumors are swirling that Alphabet, the parent company formerly known as Google, wants to build its own techno-utopian town. But the size and …

More Knockdown Fasteners, This Time from Festool

Domino effect<p>This is one of those things I didn't see coming, but which makes perfect sense. Festool's engineers have exploited the mortise-cutting …

Design Nerds On the Rise

These two Taiwanese companies found success by redesigning common household objects, understanding manufacturing and setting low Kickstarter …

Videos of Cool Hideaway Electrical Socket Designs Meant to Be Integrated Into Furniture

Hidden power<p>Remember that pop-out power outlet from earlier this year? That was a wall outlet, but at Holz-Handwerk we saw a bunch of nifty designs …

TransBlock: Adaptable Wooden Toy Design

This is a wood toy set design for preschoolers, aiming to stretch children's imagination, is easy to assemble and safe to play with. The product …

What It Takes to Become a Master Furniture Designer/Builder in Germany: Interview With a Master School Instructor, Part 1

"It's hard, but good" says the Holzfachshule's headmaster<p>How do you become a successful furniture designer/builder? We've covered the topic …

DiResta's Cut: Hinged Butterfly Panel Room Dividers

Built with a combination of hi-tech and low-tech tools<p>In this episode of DiResta's Cut, Jimmy creates a hinged-panel room divider for a friend's …

Random: This Game Boy Zero Uses a Raspberry Pi for Lovely Retro Gaming

The Boy ate all the Pi

Retrogaming

How This Startup Coach Helps Founders Around The World Raise Millions

<i>This is the first “Master Class” in a new Geek Girl Rising series offering tips to female founders.</i><p><i>Win wallets first, then hearts.</i> – Andrea Barrica, 500 Startups<p>Andrea Barrica has seen thousands of pitches in her role as venture partner and “pitch coach” at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley …

Industrial Apartment in Zurich Gets a Fresh, Contemporary Update

Architect <b>Daniele Claudio Taddei</b> took on the challenge of “bringing into this century” a 1980’s industrial apartment located in Zurich. With various …

Interior Design

Loft Sixty-Four / EVA architecten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the heart of 's-Hertogenbosch a former office and workshop was completely renovated and converted …

Architecture

Someone turned a real Glock gun into a clone of the Nintendo 'Duck Hunt' zapper

Someone went and created a real gun based on the fake gun used in Nintendo's <i>Duck Hunt</i> game.<p>The result? A very cool looking but dangerous weapon …

Articles about 6 modern stairs we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Rugs don't just belong in cozy mountain lodges—as proven by a new summer collection from Brooklyn dealer Aelfie.<p>This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a …

Lofts

Just 960 square feet: A 1925 bungalow gets remodeled for a growing family

Plenty of architects dabble in design/build projects. But Martin Fenlon's recently completed home for his family is different. The architect did the design and structural engineering, acted as a contractor and even worked as a laborer, doing the tile and rewiring himself.<p>"I will never get that …

Articles about double time bungalow redux on Dwell.com - Dwell

The last time Blake Trabulsi and Allison Orr had a party at their house in Austin, Texas, it lasted until 5 a.m. Observes...<p>Scandinavian and Japanese influences are expertly woven together to create a light-filled home in the Czech Republic.<p>In celebration of our tenth anniversary, we tracked down …

Articles about modern bungalow venice beach on Dwell.com - Dwell

A house designed to be part of the landscape is at home among the trees in Venice, California.<p>Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of beachside culture across the...<p>As a buzzing seaside town known for its bohemian spirit, lively …

Lofts

Articles about bungalow outshines seattle’s infamous weather on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many leading companies have begun to realize the benefits of having a well-designed, quality kitchen in their office, and have...<p>When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in...<p>Ten Steps To Heaven: $1,599,999.<p>Seattle …

Washington State

Box perfect: a Mexican bungalow makes for an idyllic jungle retreat

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Floating House / Nha Dan Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located within a new residential development in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, the house is threatened by …

Chrono Trigger’s Excellent Battle System Returns

Recently, Square-Enix released its new RPG <i>I Am Setsuna</i> in Japan. Its most interesting feature? The return of <i>Chrono Trigger</i>’s excellent battle …

Edge of Nowhere is a confident step into virtual reality

Insomniac's decision to go third-person makes all the difference<p>When <i>Edge of Nowhere</i> was announced this past June I'll admit I was a bit puzzled. The value proposition simply didn't make sense to me at the time. Why would an early adopter, investing in the immersive promise of the Oculus Rift, even …

Horror movies do something strange and incredible to your brain

That's a powerful effect.<p>Think of the last time you jumped, yelped, or gasped during a horror film.<p>"Usually when we're watching something we've shut down the motor regions of the brain, and yet those stimuli [from a shocking scene] are so strong that they overcome the inhibition to the motor …

Horror Movies

Increase Your Situational Awareness: 10 Exercises & Tests | The Art of Manliness

<b>STOP: BEFORE YOU READ ON, STUDY THE PICTURE ABOVE FOR 60 SECONDS.</b><p><b>THEN, SCROLL DOWN AND SEE IF YOU CAN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:</b><p>How many people …

Here's an early taste of the 'System Shock' remake

Two decades after its original release, <i>System Shock</i> is being remade. Night Dive Studios, the developer in charge of the project, released some pre-alpha footage, and it looks great.<p>If you've never played the original, it's a hugely influential atmospheric first-person RPG in a sci-fi horror …