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Solar-Powered Pod That Allows You to Live Anywhere is Now For Sale

This past spring, we introduced the Ecocapsule, a mobile micro dwelling that allows you to live off-the-grid, anywhere in the world. Developed by Nice Architects, this solar-powered shelter concept has recently come to fruition and hit the market–it's currently available for pre-order as part of a …

Off-grid
Michelle Obama

Swing and Swig

Swing Bar, the latest addition to Duffy London’s Swing Table range, is a massive installation of built-in individual swinging chairs surrounding a …

Articles about photo week dramatic wall covered strips wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into from Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Create a space that stands out.<p>Each week, we tap into …

Viral

A Lamp Inspired by a 1970’s Puzzle Toy

Children of the 1970s, you’re about to get a heavy dose of nostalgia. I’m sure we all remember the Rubik’s Cube, but do you remember its sister toy, …

Linear Designs of Minimalist Tattoos Gracefully Flow Across Bodies

Using intricate, crisscrossing lines and a minimalist aesthetic, Chaim Machlev creates beautifully-unconventional body art. The Berlin-based tattoo artist etches flowing abstract designs on skin that often spans the length of an arm, leg, or back. Sometimes, the compositions will continue from one …

Art

Tube Series by Piet Hein Eek x Leff Amsterdam

We’re huge fans of Piet Hein Eek’s ceramics, and now, we’re pretty excited about his newest venture into clocks and speakers. Partnering up with …

Honey I printed a lamp

2015 is the year of the 3D printer. You’ll pretty much be able to print anything soon. But what about the poor little ink printer? Everybody just …

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015: Uncompromisingly Scandinavian Design

I’ve heard Stockholm Furniture Fair criticized for being ‘insular’ but that’s what I love about it. It is uncompromisingly Scandinavian, and you see …

The Perfect Office - LG Urbane Smart Watch, Kindle Voyage and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Volunteer Photographers Capture Heartbreakingly Beautiful Portraits to Help Parents Cope with the Loss of a Newborn

While the birth of a child is a wonderful cause for celebration for most, some parents' joy may turn into heartbreak upon learning that they only have days or even hours left to love and cherish a baby born with a terminal illness. <i>Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep</i> is a nonprofit organization that aims to …

Nonprofits

An Egg-Shaped Pavilion Made of 4,760 3D Printed Pieces

The marvels of 3D printing continue to amaze after all these years and seeing what people can still think up is pretty incredible. Dutch designer …

Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste | Colossal

<p>Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large …

ExposureX2 – Double Exposure Effects for Adobe Photoshop

ExposureX2 – Advanced photo effects inclunding double exposures for Adobe Photoshop.<p>Usually it requires quite a long process and know-how to achieve …

Tutorials

Designing The Moment Case: The Good, the Bad, and the Work Most People Don't Show

<i>Images Courtesy of The Moment Case. Story by Erik Hedberg.</i><p>If you asked Erik to describe himself, designer would come after "snow surfer." A native of …

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.<p>It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your …

Catlike House: Spiral Shell Home Rests Its Head on Its Tail

Curves can be challenging, but inside and out, this dwelling follows through, wrapping up and around to form two stories of semi-continuous space …

Architecture

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

A Compact Walk-in Closet With Tons Of Hidden Storage

Keeping a house organized is much easier when you have a complex and well-designed storage system. Having a large space that can be used for storage …

Hacking

5 Eco-Friendly Cities Built From The Ground Up

From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida<p><b>Lavasa</b> <i><br>Maharashtra, India</i><br>Planned population: 300,000<br>Projected completion date: 2021<br>Lavasa's designers are using biomimicry to transform an arid site in India's Western Ghats into a lush city. Building foundations will store moisture, as trees do, …

3D-printable food? NASA wants a taste | Ars Technica

Grant money goes to see if we can't print perfect, nutritious food.<p>NASA has bestowed a $125,000 grant upon a research corporation to pursue the …

I was struck by lightning yesterday—and boy am I sore | Ars Technica

Ars technical director: “I, I, I... think we need to call 911.”<p>Around Memorial Day weekend four years ago, Ars Technical Director Jason Marlin was …

US Transportation agency backs public use of self-driving cars, urges states to adopt legislation

The key to road safety may lie in self-driving cars. That's the general conclusion of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recently released policy report which urges states to draw up legislation that encourages testing of automated autos. Currently, only three states (i.e., …

Ice Needles Pushed Out Of Minnesota's Medicine Lake In Incredible Video

It's almost May, but late snowfall in the midwest and unusual temperature swings have been causing some extreme weather this spring. Whatever's happening in this video is no exception.<p>Millions of needle-like pieces of ice are seen spewing from the edge of Minnesota's Medicine Lake in the video …

Don’t Kill Sheep If You Have Shears: “Minecraft” Lessons For Entrepreneurs

There’s hidden gold for business leaders behind those secret doors.<p>“Mom, I need more coal so I can craft more torches.”<p>Despite my tech-savvy background, I can’t say I was prepared for these words to come out of the mouth of my 4-year-old son. While his set of colorful plastic blocks are collecting …

Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

Goji's Smart Lock snaps pictures, welcomes you by name

Burglars of the future beware: the age of the smart lock is coming. There's no shortage of entries into the space these days -- in fact, it was just under a week ago that we spotted the lovely Yves Behar-designed August lock. Goji's (whoever heard of a company named after a fruit?) got a pretty …

Scanadu Builds a $149 Personal Tricorder for Non-Trekkies

Scanadu is making fast progress in building one of the most mythical pieces of tech known to geekery. As an entrant in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, …

The Feds Have No Clue How to Legislate Autonomous Cars

With everyone from Audi to Google to Volvo developing autonomous vehicles, the federal government is cautiously getting behind the wheel to regulate …