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The Defining a Style Series: What Is Contemporary Design?

Whether you’re new to the world of interior design or have been an aficionado for years, sometimes it can be hard to tell design styles apart. …

Interior Design

Puma's robotic running companion can keep pace with Usain Bolt

For some people, the RunKeeper coach's voice is enough to keep them motivated during a jog. Others need something physical to keep pace with. That's where Puma's BeatBot comes in. Developed by a NASA robotics engineer, a trio of MIT students and Puma's ad agency, the robot follows lines around a …

A new addition gives this home a large living space

Australian architecture and interior design firm Robson Rak, have completed the transformation of a tired Victorian residence, by adding a new …

The GT Concept Is a Tiny Return to Opel's Sports Car Roots

This is the sort of sports car Opel should build.<p>After a string of teasers that didn't show us a whole lot, we finally got our first look at the Opel GT concept this morning. And as a vision for a future Opel sports car, we think it's a success. An adorable success.<p>Powered by a tiny 1.0-liter, …

New, Cool Stuff at CES 2016: Pictures

Star Wars

Cobalt's Valkyrie Pusher Prop Private Plane Looks Like It Belongs In The Batcave

It’s really not debatable: aircraft builder Cobalt’s Valkyrie is freakin’ gorgeous, and supposedly the appeal inside the cockpit will match the …

Minimalist Penthouse in Israel Focuses Attention on City Views

This minimalist penthouse in Tel Aviv, Israel, was recently completed by <b>Pitsou Kedem Architect</b>. The 5,380-square-foot project, <b>Layers of White</b>, …

Mercedes Will Reportedly Launch Four EVs To Fight Tesla

Mercedes-Benz wants to dominate the electric car industry, and Tesla Motors is standing in their way. According to a story in the UK’s <i>Car Magazine</i>, …

You Can Buy The Best BMW M3 Ever Made For Less Than The Price Of A Ford Fusion

Whether we like it or not, cars are becoming faster and harder to handle without computer intervention butting in more times than an in-law at a …

Articles about 7 wall wall storage units do it all on Dwell.com - Dwell

When architects Hayes and James Slade of Slade Architecture renovated a three-story brownstone in Brooklyn for Ricky Kenig, the...<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou Centre that wears its insides on its outside (pipes, ducts, all the 'ugly'...<p>The larger-than-life, exuberantly …

San Francisco

High-flying photographer Vincent Laforet captures the radiant world below him

On the first day of an ambitious yearlong project to photograph 10 cities at night, Pulitzer Prize winner Vincent Laforet leaned out of a helicopter door, 7,500 feet above Manhattan. His first thought was of his children. His second was of how long it would take to fall to his death (41 seconds, …

Photography

How Bill Gates' 1997 house set the stage for modern smart homes

In 1995’s <i>The Road Ahead</i>, Bill Gates gave some details about how his futuristic home. Located on Lake Washington outside of Seattle in Medina, the …

Modern Family Home in Denmark Brings the Forest Inside

Backing to a forest in Aarhus, Denmark, this modern family home designed by architectural firm <b>C.F. Møller</b> opens up to the views. <b>Villa R</b> consists of …

Open Floor Plans: A Trend for Modern Living

Turn on any home-design TV show and you’ll repeatedly hear the words “open concept.” Tearing down walls to create open floor plans for the living, …

Boeing Was Just Hit With a $12 Million Fine

Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million as part of a settlement with federal regulators over a series of quality control and compliance-related …

Auto Shanghai debut for Mercedes Concept A-Class

The Collision Prevention Assist warning system is primarily focused on reducing rear-end collisions, emitting a visual and acoustic warning while …

Duet turns your iPad into a monitor running iOS and Mac apps together

Just Duet<p>Duet Display, the $9.99 app that turns a tethered iPad or iPhone into an extra display for your Mac or Windows PC, is now more capable than ever thanks to performance improvements and new split-screen multitasking support. Available to download now from the Apple App store, version 1.2 …

The Art of Hiding: A Kitchen That Tucks Away

You’ve heard of using cabinetry fronts to conceal a refrigerator or dishwasher. But have you seen a kitchen that completely disappears within a space? German kitchen specialist Warendorf has designed such a system, which was exhibited at LivingKitchen 2015 in Cologne, Germany, and is now available …

Porsche approves production version of the electric Mission E concept

The automaker believes it will arrive in showrooms around the end of the decade.<p>Currently, you can pick up a hybrid-electric Porsche in a number of body styles, including a sedan (Panamera), a crossover (Cayenne) and a coupe (918 Spyder). However, the company does not sell a proper battery-electric …

Automotive Industry

Cramped ’60s House Transforms Into Open Modern Residence

<b>Woonhuis M</b>, an open modern residence in North Brabant, the Netherlands, was envisioned by the creative team at <b>WillemsenU Architecten</b>. Exhibiting a …

Architecture

Neo-Georgian Home in London Gets a Modern Extension

England-based <b>AR Design Studio Architects</b> constantly surprise us with their modern extensions; you may remember The Glass House or The Runners …

3 Cascading Houses in Canada Offer Both Privacy and Transparency

This collection of three cascading houses known as <b>Houses at 1340</b> was designed by Office of McFarlane Biggar for Harbourview Projects. Located in …

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Known as the <b>Minergie House</b>, this family home evokes delicate minimalism. Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and …

Modern Garden Flat in Lebanon Showcases Designer Furnishings

Beirut-based interior design studio <b>Roland Helou Design (ROHD)</b> is the creative team behind this <b>ground-floor garden flat</b> in Lebanon. Conceived for a …

Peaceful Casa in Chile Integrates Surrounding Forest

<b>Casa en Lago Villarrica</b> was recently completed by design studio <b>Plan Maestro</b> on the shore of Lake Villarrica in Chile. According to the architects, …

Modern Villa in Netherlands Evokes Minimalist Gallery

A bungalow in Bilthoven, The Netherlands, designed by Dutch architect Van der Woerd in the late 1950s, was given a makeover by <b>Lab32 architects</b>. The …