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<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

Fake News

India Hicks's 13 Favorite Under-$100 Pieces to Give Your Home an Island-Chic Vibe

If there's anyone who knows how to live a chic, beach-y lifestyle, it's India Hicks. The designer, who's both decorating and real-life royalty (her …

The Only Bright Spot For Apple's Earnings Was Apple Music

As reported yesterday, for the first time in 13 years, Apple broke their streak of quarterly revenue growth. The revenue decline is being attributed to slowing iPhone sales and overall macro economic trends (i.e. China). In an otherwise gloomy report, there was a surprising bright spot: Apple Music …

Original Parts From Vintage Vespas Turned Into Strikingly Modern Office Chairs

The legendary Vespa motorbike has been reimagined as a unique piece of office furniture. Created by Spanish studio Bel & Bel, the <i>Scooter Chair</i> uses original parts from the Italian vehicle to form a striking silhouette. The 1980s-style chassis has been cleverly upcycled as the seat back, with its …

Furniture

Making concrete green: reinventing the world's most used synthetic material

Concrete has a crushing environmental impact but Australian-led innovations have the potential to dramatically reduce emissions from its production<p>They look like any other footpath snaking across Queensland’s James Cook University (JCU) campus. Yet the two concrete paths leading up to the …

Construction Industry

Rent out and stay in architect-designed homes through Holidayarchitecture website

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> holiday makers can stay in houses designed by Peter Zumthor, Piet Hein Eek or John Pawson by booking through online network …

Inside the Big Lebowski’s Porn Mansion: John Lautner’s Most Famous House Becomes a Museum Piece

The house John Lautner designed for The Big Lebowski is going to be donated to LACMA, meaning students will be able to see the architect’s stunning, …

Sculpted in Steel: Artful construction of automobiles - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Imagine owning a piece of artwork that you could sit inside, and even drive. At the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Art Deco vehicles which form the "Sculpted in Steel" exhibition prove exactly that is possible -- beautifully constructed, they are as much works of …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

Inside the luxury home of fashion designer Rosita Missoni

This one is a pattern I first used in 1969, I think,’ says Rosita Missoni, the twinkly-eyed, 84-year-old matriarch of the famous Italian fashion family.<p>She is talking me through Missoni Home’s brand-new collection at her Milan apartment, which has been kitted out in kaleidoscopic colours and …

How Mattress Startup Tuft & Needle Said No To VC Money, Borrowed $500K And Opened Its First Store

When JT Marino and Daehee Park quit their engineering jobs in 2012 to start popular mattress maker Tuft & Needle, they kicked in just $3,000 each. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that when they open their first store today, in San Francisco’s design district, they’ll do it without the …

Startups

Gorgeous minimalist home in Chile overlooks jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean

Prepare yourself for a dose of serious house envy. Santiago-based Joannon Arquitectos designed the IA House, an elevated home that overlooks …

World's First Solar-Hydrogen Residential Development Is 100% Self-Sustaining

We've seen individual homes that are completely off-grid, but there are very few residential developments that have this distinction. Thailand-based …

A Sympathetic Renovation in Stoke Newington, London

London-based interior designer Mark Lewis was given free rein to update a run-down Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington–a house that hadn’t …

Architizer

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Max Lamb installs multicoloured manmade-marble bathroom at Design/Miami Basel 2015

<b>Design Miami/Basel 2015:</b> British designer Max Lamb has created a bathroom suite for Dzek from speckled synthetic marble and installed the products in …

Millionaire Sparks Treasure Hunt by Hiding $2 Million Worth of Gold and Jewels in the Rocky Mountains

An eccentric millionaire has hidden a treasure chest filled with $2 million worth of gold coins and jewels deep within the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.<p>Although this may sound like the premise of an adventure novel or an Indiana Jones movie, this fascinating story is very much …

Ani Lamp by Pascali Semerdjian

Sustainability and functionality combine together in the Ani Lamp, a simple yet striking lamp from Pascali Semerdjian.<p>Due to its straightforward …

Stackable Glass Coasters Separate the Brain Into 3D Specimen

Curious about the brain? Now you can learn about it with your everyday home decor. ThinkGeek created a 10-piece set of <i>Brain Specimen Coasters</i> that separates the organ into thin slices. Each part is printed on a four-inch clear glass coaster, and they form a complete three-dimensional brain when …

Microscopes

Urban Treehouses in Berlin Equipped with Kitchen and Bath for Long-Term Living

Located in Berlin, this project known as <i>Urban Treehouse</i> showcases a modern design that has the possibility for long-term living. Baumraum is a firm known for this type of elevated architecture, and they created the treehouses as an experimental research project. They're set within a community of …

BBC Radio 6 Music - Shaun Keaveny, Middle-Age Shout-Outs

Friday is all about the Middle Age Shout Outs, Murray Lachlan Young's poem and the Earworm Extra as Shaun welcomes in the weekend with his usual kicking playlist.

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Prefab Homes

Articles about worlds first carbon positive prefab house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Believed to be the first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology, a 38-square-meter surface structure has sprung up in...<p>A mixed-use development transforms a site where the stone that built Bath was unearthed.<p>Three months ago, this was the site of Leo Marmol's new prefabbed residence in …

Prefab Homes

10 Modern Prefabs We’d Love to Call Home

m2 is a custom prefab designed by Balance Associates Architects, which is made up of 2 Medium modules from their S-M-L series. The cabin-like retreat …

Prefab Homes

A British company has invented a boiler that generates electricity as well as heat

The Flow boiler provides both hot water and heat for the flats and apartments it is installed in but, on top of that, it also produces electric energy that can power household appliances.<p>It aims at covering several energy needs with one single energy source, potentially allowing customers to …

Electrical Grid

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Ominous Supercell Thunderstorms Animated from a Single Photograph by Mike Hollingshead | Colossal

<p>Weather photographer Mike Hollingshead, whose impressive storm photography we first featured around this time last year, has taken his editing a bit …

A Sound System for Audio and Design Lovers

Gone are the days of large bulky, speakers. Instead, there are creations like the MM01, a sound system that’s not only highly functional, but also …

Delightful Pots Turn Air Plants into Whimsical Jellyfish

Cathy Van Hoang's adorably creative planters turn sea urchin shells into pots and make air plants look like whimsical jellyfish. The artist paints the shells soft, pastel colors and then pots wispy air plants in them. When hung upside down, the shell forms the spiny body of a jellyfish, and the air …

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