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Owlet Infant Health Tracker Takes The Wearable Revolution Into The Crib

No one is more concerned with health than the mother of an infant, and with the rising availability of wrist-worn fitness tracking devices, it only makes sense that a baby-sized health tracker would pop up.<p>Meet Owlet, one of our hardware battlefield companies.<p>Owlet is an ankle-worn health tracking …

Abstract Foam Layers Form Realistic Animal Sculptures

This adorable collection by Joo Loureiro, entitled <i>Zootechnical</i>, is a series of amazing animals constructed completely out of foam. The Brazilian artist created the series by layering together slices of gray foam in his ongoing exploration of “relationships between form and function and, more …

The Solar Light from Jon Liow Looks Like a Lamp, Acts More Like a Watch

Jon Liow is known for creating ultaminimal products with quirky twists—you may remember him for the clever "Lean" toast dish that we covered a while …

Anthropologie Severs Ties With Design Pirate Cody Foster

No one wants to knowingly sell tchotchkes created by a design thief.<p>Cody Foster & Co.–a company accused of pirating the designs of online artists and selling them to major retailers as their own creations–is losing another retail partner. Since our exposé of Cody Foster published late last week, …

Personalized vanity with bowl basin

<b>Materials:</b> HEMNES wash-stand 60 cm<p><b>Description:</b> Assemble wash-stand according to instructions.<br>Use pine wood board for stand top. If you want an …

Overhead Hideaway: A Secret Suspended "Indoor Treehouse" Reading Nook

One of the great joys of childhood is the feeling of traveling a thousand miles away through the pages of a book. While everyone appreciates a cozy …

Dwell

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15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children

The clean lines, the geometric decorative elements, the seamless blending of indoor and outdoor space… I sure do love mid-century modern architecture.<p>…

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Amazing Vertical Gardens Around The World

There’s more than one type of garden and more than one way in which you can design them. Vertical gardens, for example, are very special. They can be …

Iterations: Calendar Frenzy, Google Now, and Apple’s “Anticipatory Computing” Problem

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Now that the Mailbox sale to Dropbox is complete, let’s move on to the next native iOS app that everyone wants to replace: The Calendar. Yes, the calendar. Nearly every other conversation I had this …

Tesla Sees First-Ever Quarterly Profit

Tesla Motors Inc. shares rose as much as 22 percent on Monday after the luxury electric-car maker said it would report a quarterly profit for its …

The shape of things to come: A consumer's guide to 3D printers

CES 2013 proved to be something of a coming out party for consumer-facing 3D printers. Sure MakerBot earned a fair amount of attention at last year's show with the announcement of the Replicator, which snagged its share of awards from various press outlets. This year, however, saw a relative deluge …

FreedomPop now lets users share unused data through social networks, confirms LTE iPad clip coming soon

FreedomPop, the wireless provider offering customers free 500MB per month data plans through devices such as its $99 WiMAX sleeve for iPod touch, today announced a few big additions coming to the service. First, the company is expanding on its “social broadband” features to allow users to share and …

Vertebrae Staircase / Andrew McConnell

Inspired by the spine of a whale, the Vertebrae Staircase is not simply mimicry of organic form but an exploration in shaping structure. Much of the …

3Doodler is a $75 3D-printing pen eagerly awaiting your Kickstarter funding (hands-on)

In April of last year, former MakerBot COO Samuel Cervantes launched the Solidoodle, a $500 3D printer. We were a bit taken aback by the price point -- after all, his former company's product had seemingly set the standard for consumer-facing 3D-printer pricing at around $2,000. We're hoping you've …

The Downfalls of Prefab Design

Prefabricated design has come to be known as a fast, green, and cost-efficient way to create buildings. Although this technique has most prominently …

Playset Drawer Shelves

When you hear "drawer shelves," you might be thinking of a cute project where you use drawers as, well, shelves. But there's another way to construct …

FreedomPop’s $89 Burst 4G home wireless router with free 1GB of monthly data now available

FreedomPop‘s previously announced Burst home router is now available, according to the company. The FreedomPop Burst uses a wireless router in conjunction with fast 4G cellular data to bring internet to the home. While the router costs $89 up front, the company will provide customers with 1GB of …

Making industrial chemistry green: catalysts, chemicals, and lifecycle

Using plant sources but rare metal catalysts doesn’t get us very far.<p>The Earth has finite resources and they're not evenly distributed. As we use up …

Print 3D terrain with the Terrainator - Google Earth Blog

Over the years we’ve seen a few companies offer ways to print 3D models, such as this example from 2009. Now a new company has come along that lets …

Automate Your Vegetable Garden with these Self-Watering Planters

We've shown you how to make self-watering planter boxes with plastic storage containers, but if you want something a little more permanent for your …

Gardening

A Dozen Plants that Clean Indoor Air

We've previously suggested a simple trifecta of plants to improve your indoor air quality. A dig into a NASA study into air quality in confined …

Plants

DIY: Easy, Modern Concrete Planter – Design & Trend Report

Once the heat sets in the hands get dirty, it’s hard to stop adding to your garden or outdoor patio. But what to do when you run out of things to …

Can We Please Stop Drawing Trees on Top of Skyscrapers?

<i>Tim De Chant is the senior digital editor at NOVA and editor of NOVA Next. He also writes at Per Square Mile, the blog where this article originally</i> …

Pick the Right Color for Design or Decorating with This Color Psychology Chart

Colors, we've seen before, quickly convey emotions and affect people's moods. Whether you're choosing paint for a room or are designing a …

A list of BIM Standards

I wrote this post, Revit Standards - Getting Started Guides, back in 2009 when I incorporated Revit into my CAD Standards here at the hospital.<p>There …

Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees

You don't have to know Shel Silverstein to know that trees are exceptionally giving. They're responsible for our homes, paper, air, furniture and, now, energy -- the "clean" kind, that is. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University have jointly devised a …

Why Architects Must Lead on Sustainable Design

<i>This article, which originally appeared on GreenBiz, is by Lance Hosey, the chief sustainability officer of the global design leader …