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Nest Protect : Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Nest has released its latest product, <b>Nest Protect</b>, a smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm that complements your exiting modern interior décor. Aside …

Architect Visit: The Practicality of Cutting-Edge Plywood

Excavating below ground level comes with its own hazards and unknowns that can eat up your budget. To maximize an addition (built on 250 square feet …

5 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Mattress

How to pick out the perfect bed.<p>If you've ever shopped for a new mattress, you know how awkward and stressful the experience can be: lying down in an open, crowded store, trying to quickly decide on an optimal firmness, and knowing that you're going to live that with that decision for oh, at least …

Small Spaces

5 Daring, Designer-Tested Paint Colors

5 designer-tested paint colors.<p>From glossy yellow to green turquoise, 5 designers share spaces and shades that say color confidence.

Interior Design

Tag: Design Travel

Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset<p>by Julie …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

This Glass Lets You Drink Two Different Beers at the Same Time

<b>In a move part Escher, part why-didn't-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass</b>. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Sculptural Tables Named Ike and Stella

Nucharin Wangphongsawasd is a graduate student in the Woodworking and Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. We’ve featured her XYLO …

Furniture

Two Large Firms Vie To Redesign The Miami Beach Convention Center - The Fox Is Black

When I read the headline “Miami Beach Advisory Board backs Portman-CMC plan to overhaul convention center” I thought the competition was over. The …

A World Map That Lets You Scratch Off Where You’ve Been

Travel is important to one’s own development. It’s a form of education, a means to expanding one’s understanding of the world. Or as lovable sad sack, novelist, and sometimes travel scribe Gary Shteyngart has said: “What can be more important than seeing the totality of the human condition in this …

Minimalism

Make Your Own Lovely Modern Copper Hanging Light Fixture

Copper lighting fixtures have been popping up all over the place lately, and these modern pieces are striking in almost any home. But if the prices …

Avant-garde

A Single Photograph by Bela Borsodi Looks Like Four Separate Images | Colossal

<p>Although this image by Bela Borsodi (nsfw) appears to be four separate images, it’s actually a single photograph, with all of the objects perfectly …

Tag: Bedrooms

Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>Steal This Look: A Loft Bedroom with Colorful Accents …

Are your children less intelligent than chickens? Probably not

A recent study reported that chickens are smarter than young children. This may come as a surprise to many. The study was covered by numerous media …

Sheer by GATTO CUCINE- Camerano, Ancona- designer team "Dragdesign Studio". Sheer appare come una leggera sfera in fibra di carbonio metacrilato con diametro di 148 centimetri; basta premere un pulsante che la semisfera superiore si solleva, posizionandosi da sola sul soffitto e diventando una potente cappa aspirante. La cucina comprende piani di cottura intelligenti in vetroceramica, refrigera-bottiglie, pietra ollare removibile, lavelli e dispositivo volumetrico anti-batterico. Completa la struttura il mobile a parete, dove, oltre agli elettrodomestici si trovano mensole, cestelli estraibili, porta-bicchieri, portabottiglie e capaci cassettoni estraibili ad alto contenimento per pentole, utensili e dispense. (o)

How Logs Are Turned Into Boards, Part 3: Riftsawn

<i>This is the third post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

Woodworking

The Bouroullecs Reinvent The Chandelier As Hanging Fruit

If you had never seen a lamp or a chandelier and someone asked you to create one, you might end up with a design similar to Aim–formerly known as Lianes–from the prolific Bouroullec brothers. As evidenced by a recent look at hundreds of the design duo’s sketches, the Bouroullecs have a childlike …

Design

Mount Your TV Over The Fireplace With the Motorized ComfortVu Arm

If you’re forced to strain your neck while looking at TV since it’s mounted over the fireplace, relax those neck muscles by using the ComfortVu over …

Galaxy S4 Switch Cover by 11+

Galaxy S4 Switch Cover is a minimalist design created by Cloud&Co for 11+. The case is composed mainly of polyurethane, which is a material that can …

Galaxy S4

Chicago Public Library to Open Free Digital Fabrication Maker Space

Here's one sound that librarians won't be "shushing" in Chicago: The distinctive whining-and-grinding of a CNC mill. The Chicago Public Library has …

Makerspaces

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/10/26/tahoe-ridge-house-by-wa-design-inc/ Tahoe Ridge House by WA Design

10 Easy Pieces: Best Wooden Spindle Benches

Have you ever been in love with a bench? I can safely say that I have been (actually, put that in the present tense) in love with a bench. Sometimes …

Bombs Away: Former RAF Base Becomes Family Farmhouse

The remains of World War Two can be seen all throughout Europe, but few sights are more striking than the abandoned buildings once used by military …

A very smart and clever use of space in a 45 square meter apartment

When you have a home with a small floor surface, you have to be clever about it and to use the space in the best way possible. But when your home is …

Reinterpreted Japanese Rice Paper Lanterns - Rituals By Foscarini

Foscarini is a brand that creates cool lighting and it continues to surprise us! Today it’s a lamp collection called Rituals – various forms of …

An Acquatinta Imposter from a Surprising Source

We’re longtime fans of the Acquatinta Murano glass pendant light designed by Michele de Lucchi, so we were surprised to see a dead ringer at a …