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Organizing Made Easier: Furniture Designs for Tool-Free Assembly

While some people are dismissive of those who have problems assembling IKEA furniture, I know <i>plenty</i> of otherwise competent and intelligent end users …

Furniture

Beautiful Cabin in Connecticut Forest Built for Under $4,000

In the spring of 2013, Connecticut-based carpenter Dave Herrle completed the <i>Wee House</i>, a beautiful cabin nestled in the woods of Westbrook. The project was imagined on New Years Day with Herrle and his then-fianc (now wife) moved in by the first week of May. Impressively, he built the entire thing …

New Year's Day

ames Furniture: A Mix of Colombian & Scandinavian Vibes

German brand ames launched several new upholstery textiles and designs during IMM Cologne 2014. The line has a way of mixing Colombian “joie de …

The T1 Lamp for the Win!

The T1 lamp is a unique handmade, efficient and portable gadget that’s made from 80% recycled materials… all that without sacrificing style! It’s so …

A Multipurpose Table You Can Prep, Cook, and Eat At

Cooking is quite the art these days and having a place to share that creativity is becoming more and more prominent. People want open kitchens so …

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?

With an eye on urbanization, population growth and efficiency, tiny spaces were a big theme at this summer’s Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. Designers from around the world showcased housing and products for living small – from transformable furniture and pre-fab trailers to 3D printed …

From a Galaxy (Where Credit is) Far, Far Away: The Unsung Work of Jean-Claude Mézières

When you think of knockout sci-fi concept designers, you probably think of Syd Mead and/or Doug Chiang. Between <i>Blade Runner</i>, <i>Tron</i>, <i>Terminator 2</i> and the …

Science Fiction

Silo's Mesh Card Re-thinks the Wallet

I've solved the wallet thing for myself, I've got the perfect wallet for me. So whenever someone comes out with a new ultraslim wallet, I'm unmoved. …

Wallet

Formula One Drivers Do Highly Specific Exercises To Keep Death At Bay

Try telling a Formula One driver that driving a car is for the fat and lazy.<p>Despite the fact that they effectively earn a living by sitting in a car, the strength and endurance required of a F1 racer is pretty incredible.<p>For starters, Formula One is physically strenuous because there are numerous …

Motor Racing

Fabulous “Living Room in the Forest” Home Desired For Over 50 Years

There is a home on Orcas Island in the Washington State that was a dream for its owner for over 50 years. Built by Gary Gladwish Architecture, the …

Concrete Voidwall house by AND is punctured by glazed incisions

Glazed voids run up the sides and over the roof of this concrete house by South Korean studio AND, giving each room its own enclosed patio and …

Zacatitos 02 / Campos Leckie Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is the second of a series of desert dwelling prototypes that comprise an ongoing body of …

Kerferd / Whiting Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Recognisable ‘dignity-of-style’ developed through familiar forms and archetypal elements.<p>A child’s …

Penda's modular bamboo hotel could be expanded horizontally and vertically

Design collective Penda has developed a concept for a flexible, portable hotel made from rods of bamboo, designed to bring guests closer to nature (+ …

Eagle Ridge Residence / Gary Gladwish Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 54 years ago she visited Orcas Island for the first time and decided that one day she would live there. …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Why We Need Solitude

When I read <i>Walden</i> in 9th grade, I was convinced that Henry David Thoreau was a bit off. Spending over two years living in solitude on the shores of a pond seemed a recipe for madness. Now, I have begun to appreciate Thoreau’s search for isolation and communion with nature. I have become a seeker of …

55 Airy And Cozy Rustic Living Room Designs

Rustic style can be very varied and interesting, it combines very well with other styles from minimalist to coastal. This style is perfect not only …

Interior Design

The Centipede Sawhorse: A Good Design for the Wrong Application?

I was against this thing from the start, because I cannot stand badly-acted infomercials where someone pretends they cannot manipulate a simple …

Power Tools

Cruise in Classic Style

Though it’s more of a day-cruiser than a full-size yacht, the Spearhead doesn’t skim on style or quality. The wing-stabilized leisure craft features …

Vintage Scandinavian Sofa

This Scandinavian sofa was manufactured some time in the 1950s in Sweden and is a unique expression of the modern furnishings of its time and …

Furniture

Cool Gray Meets Happy Yellow in This Angular Interior

Polish design firm mode:lina put on their thinking caps when it came to designing the interior of this new house in Poznań, Poland. With 140 square …