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Samsung Shape M7 review: Samsung's sweet-sounding Sonos alternative - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Samsung Shape M7</b> wireless audio system is the best competitor to Sonos yet, with reliable audio streaming and a simple-to-use app. The M7 speaker sounds better than the similarly-priced Sonos Play:3 and has a few bonus features, including built-in Bluetooth, playback of hi-res files and …

Masters Bar Stool by Starck & Quitllet for Kartell

Continuing with the success of the original Masters chair, Kartell has launched the Masters bar stool co-designed by Eugeni Quitllet and Philippe …

The Stockholm Chair by Karen Naalsund

If you’re living in tight quarters or you just don’t want many chairs, the Stockholm Chair was made for you. The design, by student Karen Naalsund, …

Matthew Williamson’s Emoji GIFs - The Fox Is Black

Emojis are bomb dot com. Who <i>doesn’t</i> like emojis? Show me that person and I will show them a light slap to the side of the head because emojis are the …

Tsumugi Minimalist Storage Boxes by Ideaco

Tsumugi is a minimalist design created by Osaka-based firm Ideaco. The wooden containers are constructed of beech and steel. Each of the boxes …

Articles about 15 outstanding products imm cologne 2014 on Dwell.com - Dwell

This year’s Das Haus – imm Cologne’s dreamy event featuring one international designer’s visionary house installation – will be...<p>With the exhibition Das Haus, IMM Cologne gives an emerging designer the opportunity to redefine the very concept of the home.<p>Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus …

San Francisco

A Tiny Landscape on Your Finger: Birch Rings by Clive Roddy

When I saw these wooden rings, I couldn’t help but fall in love immediately. These hand-painted, uniquely designed rings by Clive Roddy are a …

The Same, But Different

Metropolis is a project designed to express two opposing bedside tables- one representing day and the other night. The overall shape of the tables …

Alluring Female Colored Pencil Portraits by Jennifer Healy

In these alluring drawings, American illustrator Jennifer Healy uses colored pencils to blur the lines between fantasy and realism. Her technically stunning approach blends delicate lines into gorgeously detailed feminine portraits that have a dreamlike quality to them. The young faces stare out …

Drawing

Articles about aspiring architects build pavilion vermont forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

In a Vermont forest, architecture students design and build a pavilion for quiet contemplation.<p>Seattle–based creative director Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying 21 acres, and building...<p>Creating new spaces from 18th-century ruins and the banks of a lake.<p>A …

Architecture

Yea or Nay? Tsunami-Resistant House Design Features Breakaway Glass Walls

Everyone from dog trainers to engineers of hydroelectric dams will tell you to work with nature, not against it. So in his bid to design a …

Articles about 8 ways make modern vignette on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's September 2016 issue.<p>It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes came from the bygone era of Cadillacs, colorful toasters, atomic clocks, and...<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum …

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Design

Fortune Cookie Stool

Inspired by the shape of its namesake, the <i>Fortune Cookie</i> stool is made from a single flat piece of laminated plywood. Design by <b>Po Shun Leong</b> for …

The best architecture of 2013: Rowan Moore's choice

It was a year of unintended consequences for architectural icons. The convex walls of the Walkie Talkie tower in the City of London concentrated the sun's rays in such a way as to melt cars, and it was renamed the Fryscraper. The multiple shortcomings of Santiago Calatrava's buildings were …

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls

These stunning embroidered balls called “temari” were made by the prodigiously nimble fingers of a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter …

New Year's Day

Sites of the Week: Colibri IO, Pixelapse, Tickspot and more

This week are full of colorful websites showing their cool and amazing services. My special mention is for Colibri IO and Cloud306! Check out these …

Web Design

Stunning Land Art Reflections Complete Circles of Life

With his project collaborator Philippa Jones, photographer and artist Martin Hill travel to remote locations around the world to create environmental sculptures that represent a visual circle of life. What sets his land art apart from the rest, is that many of his works don't completely form until …

Land Art

Articles about award winning landscape design portland on Dwell.com - Dwell

Our inaugural award for design innovation goes to a firm whose architectural orb is lean, green, and buoyant.<p>Among the many wares that were exhibited on the Dwell on Design show floor, 11 stood out for excellence in their respective...<p>As part of their National Design Week festivities (Oct.<p>Ranked as …

Los Angeles

Plastic Dishes That Look Like Ceramic

The problem with plastic kitchenware is that is looks so…plastic. So while three-year-old Danish design brand Room Copenhagen wanted to make its latest kitchen collection out of durable materials, they also wanted to give it a handmade feel. They picked Ole Jensen.<p>“I am a ceramicist,” says Jensen. …

Design

Flotspotting: Susan Qiu's Foam Furniture and Mountain-Inspired Chair Adds Some Fun to Minimalist Design

Michigan-based designer Susan (Yating) Qiu is exploring the frontier of minimal furniture design with work that features unexpected materials and …

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

New Emotionally Raw Portraits by Andrew Salgado

Quick, thick brushstrokes and bold colors make up these impressive figurative paintings by London-based painter Andrew Salgado. Focusing more on the broad concept than on the precise details, Salgado produces emotional portraits that convey feelings of sadness.<p>In his work, he explores color and …

Art

Vertical Challenge, Accepted!

Raúl Lázaro’s Giraffe Cup is proof that a small change in an otherwise classic design can go a loooong way to spark the imagination. The leggy design …

Plié Lamp Collection by Vitale

Spain-based design studio Vitale works in interior design, but they also design products. Bringing an architectural eye to product design is paying …

It’s Almost Impossible To Make Bad Music With This App

The Synthetica app lets you make damn good electronica on your phone, thanks to stellar interaction design.<p>I find a lot of “interactive music apps” intimidating, because while they may have clever interfaces, the limiting factor on their output is always my own complete lack of musical intuition. I …

This Guy Wants To Fold A Life-Sized Origami Elephant

Just watch those paper cuts–they’ll take off a limb.<p>Sipho Mabona is an origami artist with a singular vision. He wants to spend several weeks of his life folding a life-sized elephant at an art museum in Beromünster, Switzerland.<p>“My main goal is to change people’s perception of origami. Mostly it’s …

A Simple Wooden Lamp Named Bob

Bob would be the perfect addition to your desk or side table, don’t you think? The table lamp, designed by Roman Shpelyk of the Ukraine, is mostly …

Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art

A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. This inspiring genre of art beautifully incorporates its natural surroundings in a way that's surprising and oftentimes meaningful. Whether …

Land Art

Kirsty Mitchell’s Intricately Adorned Goddesses of Wonderland