Marta Claudia Carini

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Loop: A Simple + Small Wall Hook That Holds Anything

Loop’s simple design might only be made up of a thin sheet of metal or polypropylene, a wooden body, and two screws, but what you can do with it is …

Alberto Alessi on Viking kettles, lemon squeezers and 'design victims'

"Design victims are very important to our business model," says Alberto Alessi with a mischievous grin. "They are the ones who forgo function and price over the emotional value of a product. And they forgive a lot."<p>He is in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Design Museum, and almost …

Escape to Turkey's Otherworldly Landscape

This rocky wonderland was shaped by millions of years of natural phenomena—but human hands performed equally incredible works here.<p>Erosion shaped the incredible landscape of Turkey's Göreme valley, but thousands of years ago humans took a cue from Mother Nature and began carving an incredible …

National Parks

A desert full of mysteries: the Nazca Lines and beyond

The giant animal figures and hundreds of razor-straight lines etched into the sun-baked Pampa Colorada plain near the Peruvian desert town of Nazca constitute one of humankind’s enduring mysteries. Who created them? For what purpose? It's the stuff of endless fascination. But the Nazca area has …

Arctic Aerial Photos

The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects.

Tiny Houses Have A Not-So-Tiny Problem

Many tiny house designs fetishize smallness while missing what makes micro-housing so useful: density.<p>As much as we love gorgeous small-scale architecture, not all micro-housing is created equal. Over at <i>City Lab</i>, Kriston Capps argues that tiny houses plopped onto huge lots in the middle of nowhere …

The sun finally sets on Uruguay's World Cup campaign

Circular Affordable Housing Prototype

Inside the shell of the Oyster House prototype lies a new shape for affordable housing.<p>It was the grain of sand that became a pearl. CxMxD, a team of three New York City–based designers, hit upon the idea of a faceted circle while conceptualizing their entry for Add-on’13, an affordable-housing …

Cape Cod

It’s Time To Rethink The American City

A panel at the American Institute of Architects convention discussed some of the greatest challenges facing today’s cities and suburbs.<p>It’s day two of the American Institute of Architects convention in Chicago, where more than 20,000 attendees have gathered to talk about architecture and design. …

Articles about 6 tiny texas spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, …

Los Angeles

Apple Is Killing Off Aperture, Its Pro Photo Editor

After years of wavering commitment to creative professionals, Apple is turning its back on pro photographers.<p>For years, Apple has made sure there’s an OS X app to match your level of photographic proficiency. If you were an amateur, you had iPhoto; if you were a pro and needed more advanced …

British Museum extension: 'It does its job but could have been richer'

They've got the mall. They've got the food court. Now they've got the multiplex. This, if it is a harsh way to describe the British Museum's attempts to update itself over the last two decades, with the help of the most famous architects in the land and hundreds of millions in generous donations, …