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Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

US Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 23 patents on Christmas Eve, perhaps most interestingly one for an embedded heart-rate monitor. That's for you, iWatch watchers.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that …

Roku: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Fast CompanyRoku quietly buys a whole-home audio startup<p>Fast CompanyRoku puts 4K streaming video on a stick for $70<p>Fast CompanyRoku values itself at $1.3 billion for tomorrow’s IPO<p>Fast CompanyRoku, TV’s most quietly important company, plans to go public<p>Fast CompanySXSW Launches New Roku Channel …

The 15 Best Design Essays Of 2013

Some people think design is all pretty flourishes, but it’s about a lot more than that: design encompasses not just the visual appearance of a thing, but also the intent behind it, and the experience of being exposed to it. These qualities are what makes design such an important medium through …

Old Water Tower Converted into a Beautiful Modern Home

Architect Mauro Brigham of Bham Design Studio has repurposed an old water tower in Belgium, simply known as <i>Chateau d'eau</i>, into a livable home. The 30-meter-high tower, which was first constructed sometime between 1938 and 1941, has been transformed into a high-tech, modern residence that offers all …

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Shaker-Inspired Furniture That’s Easily Assembled

Edward Hale has spent years perfecting his line of easily assembled furniture (Remember, we featured his first prototypes a couple of years ago) …

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …