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8 Low-Maintenance Upgrades You’ll Love

Homeownership should be about enjoying your home — not being a slave to it. The trick is to choose materials and products that make maintaining your …

Design Ideas for the Balcony (NYC Translation: Fire Escape Furniture)

German manufacturer Rephorm produces this line of nifty balcony-based products. Designed by Berlin-based Michael Hilgers, they're meant to bring some …

5 Affordable Caribbean Hotels for Families

With their beautiful beach stretches, the clear blue-green waters, and the warm sunny weather, the Caribbean islands are pretty much at the top of the list for every family looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. And while a family vacation in paradise doesn't come cheap, these five affordable …

Five New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

We all likely have many more than five goals we’d like to accomplish this year, but in keeping with the lean mentality, I’ll keep things simple and give you just five, which, if done mindfully can have dramatic ripple effects on your health, happiness and professional success—and perhaps all the …

TED Talks

Tour an Airy and Bright Kitchen

Contemporary, warm, and inviting.<p>In Des Moines, Iowa, designer Karin Edwards creates a space that's contemporary, warm, and inviting.

Interior Design

Best Celebrity Beauty Secrets

What can you learn from Angelina, Gwyneth, and Lupita? Makeup, hair, and skin pros reveal the techniques they rely on to create stunning red-carpet looks.<p><b>MAKEUP ESSENTIALS</b><p><b>Everyone needs primer</b> The secret to Charlize Theron's flawless complexion: primers (yes, plural). At this year's Oscars, …

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Pout Perfection: The New Nudes

The best nude lip colors to try.<p>"A nude lip color is like a little black dress," says makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. "You should always have one in your wardrobe."<p><b>Prep Secrets:</b> Take a few extra steps before applying your lipstick or gloss to get long-lasting results. Start by massaging a lip …

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Elle Chair – Elegant Interior Design by John Niero

The elegant and modern design of the Elle chair by John Niero.<p>John Niero is a Los Angeles, California based designer working in the fields of product …

The Professional’s Gym Bag

Look around your office & you’ll likely see a striking number of people carrying 2 bags: 1 for work and 1 for the gym. This is because most bags …

9 Of The Best Shops For Affordable, Quality Work Clothes

We know you're currently busy freely browsing the internet, but we're interrupting to remind you of the hard truth: The majority of your week is …

Pint-size Portable Audio With a Punch

No larger than the palm of your hand, the Maru speaker concept is the compact choice for BIG sound. Within its minimal frame is a hallow space …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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BIG Designs Tableware Inspired By City Skylines

When an innovative architecture firm, a product design studio, and a porcelain legend collaborate, the result is this simple and beautifully realized tableware. TAC Big Cities is a collection of serving dishes by tableware company Rosenthal. Collaborating with the architecture firm BIG (Bjarke …

Intricately Carved Nature Scenes Emerge From Old Paper Maps

London-based artist Claire Brewster can find nature in even the most urban spaces around her and she uses that inspiration to develop her intricate paper sculptures. Each piece features delicately hand-carved and laser cut insects, flocks of birds, flowers, or plants that emerge from the pages of …

The Tea Cup SlingsHOT Means No More Wet Tea Bags

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to bring peace and relaxation. There is one minor annoyance though – getting every inch of tasty tea out of …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Articles about lucky 7 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Sometimes one’s art can be simultaneously window and …

How to Do Sydney on a Budget

<i>Photo and article by Andrew Smith, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>A little bit of planning goes a long way as Sydney is full of natural beauty, hidden hotspots, and exciting events. The best part: many of them are free. Here are a few suggestions to kick off the fun on a dime (or an Aussie 10 cent …

A Chopped-Up 1960s Home Gets Modernized

Located in Palo Alto, California, this 1960s home, designed by Brown and Kaufman, was in need of a major renovation. The house was dark and …

Laundry Rooms

Articles about studio shed easy backyard storage solution on Dwell.com - Dwell

Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the Coverboy wire system has your...<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>Whether it be for utility, storage, a …

Beautiful Houses: Peter’s House

Today we will show you the beautiful Peter’s House in San Francisco, California, a project by Craig Steely Architecture. This place is amazing. The …

Have a Whale of a Tea Time!

Enjoy your favorite infusions with a little help from the lovable Dreaming Whale Tea Infuser! Made of food-friendly silicone, it’s soft to grip and …

Articles about nest 9 plus mixing and measuring set on Dwell.com - Dwell

This 3D-printed wheelchair is completely customizable.<p>One ground-shaking day in January this year will go down in history.<p>Could Thread be the new home automation...<p>With less stuff, you’ll need fewer square feet to jam it into.<p>How a firm foundation—in history, place, and atop an old rock wall—sets …

Articles about 7 small beach houses we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Now that it's been decided that Munich–based firm Nimmrichter CDA won the grand prize of our Houses We Love competition, the time...<p>They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features …

Rainmaker: A Plant Watering Cloud

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Who needs a fancy watering can when you can take an old plastic soda bottle (1, 1.5, or 2 liter) …

Articles about hauki dish cloths on Dwell.com - Dwell

Specializing in products for the home, the textile-driven Portland, Oregon, webshop Cloth and Goods puts a spotlight on old-world...<p>With the Democratic and Republican conventions now over, what we've all known for months now is finally official. It's Mitt vs....<p>Cooking often requires a design …

How to Recreate 3 of Our Fave Oscars Hairstyles

As much as we love all the awesome films featured at the Oscars, you know what we’re really in it for. The gowns, the jewels, and, of course, the hair! For the triumphant return of our Hair Hacks series, we took our three favorite Oscars hairdos and figured out how to recreate them. Follow the …

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Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation to Wake You Up with Better Mood In The Morning

Waking up in the morning is still one of the biggest problems that many people have to face everyday. There are some people who still enjoy being …