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The Grocery Industry Confronts a New Problem: Only 10% of Americans Love Cooking

The supermarket and grocery business is likely to suffer strong headwinds in the future, due to long-term shifts in consumer behavior. Although many people don’t realize it yet, grocery shopping and cooking are in a long-term decline. They are shifting from a mass category, based on a daily …

Consumer Behavior

From Flat to Fabulous: My Start-to-finish Lightroom-only Editing Tutorial

Hi Gang: Thought I’d do something different for this Friday – it’s a start to finish video tutorial (below) on taking a flat looking …

Tutorials

3 Keys to Spring Cleaning Your Mind -- And Your Life

<i>By Becky Karush</i><p>Spring is a time for renewal, longer days and warmer forecasts. It's also a time for spring cleaning--to clear out the cobwebs that gather in our homes and in our minds. If one of your goals this season is to get organized, you're in good company: a recent survey shows that 72 …

Minimalism

MIT’s Weird Snake Bot Could Be The Future Of UI

It shapeshifts into every interface you can think of.<p>Unless you’re a raging Luddite, you probably have electronics pouring out your ears. You have your smartphone, your laptop, your fitness tracker, and God knows what else. But what if one gadget could do it all? That’s what MIT’s Tangible Media …

Robotics

Bokeh Lighting Techniques

Times Square in New York is any photographer’s bokeh heaven – the stoplights, billboards, street signs and headlights make for an interesting …

Articles about homeowner uses smart technology manage his napa property anywhere on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.<p>A Colorado retreat built for extended family gatherings makes the most of smart tech.<p>A start-up wants you to ditch your Brita for good.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through …

Northern California

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Articles about compound addition on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist...<p>On a wedge-shaped lot in the Texas Hill Country, a couple adapt a modular system to create an idyllic gathering spot.<p>A commercial-to-residential renovation nods toward the …

Architecture

Social Media Management - Customer Experience

There’s no shortage of writing about the power of user-generated content (UGC). According to Nielsen, 84% of consumers trust...<p>2/23/18 | <b>5</b> Min …

3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

No bags on planes. Middle seats that feel exclusive. And the option to resell your seat. Travelers would be happier for it.<p>If a flight attendant told me that I couldn’t bring my roller bag onto the plane, I might throw a fit. But when the same idea comes from Teague–the preeminent air travel design …

Flying

Articles about eucalyptus lined oceanfront home australia on Dwell.com - Dwell

A coastal home designed by Australian architect John Wardle is uniquely tuned in to its residents and to its epic surroundings.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>Architect Jonathan Segal and his son Matthew Segal built …

Blue Mountains

Articles about angular beach home blends dunes surprisingly well on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an unrealistic one because of coastal homes prices.<p>For many baby boomers, "retirement" is just a long way to spell "the end." This wasn't the case for Mike and Fiona Goodchild, a...<p>Bravo’s new show Yours, Mine or Ours challenges couples to work …

San Diego

What Do You Do When Employees Start Using a Free Cloud Service?

What do you do as CIO when people in your company start using a free cloud service that’s better than the similar service you deployed for them at great expense? For example, what if your employees are spending time on a Jive social platform because it’s faster and easier to use than the solution …

Employment

Articles about modern house forest designed aging place on Dwell.com - Dwell

City Modern—Dwell and New York Magazine's collaborative week-long collection of talks, studio and home tours showcasing New York...<p>An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass enclosure built to celebrate Northwestern wilderness.<p>A sprawling family retreat with separate …

Architecture

Why the U.S. Government Is Embracing Behavioral Science

For anyone interested in human behavior and decision making, September 15 will likely be a day to remember. On that day, President Obama ordered government agencies to use behavioral science insights to “better serve the American people.” In his executive order, Obama instructed federal agencies to …

Psychology

10 Audaciously Modern Japanese Houses

A new book from Phaidon chronicles the unconventional style of Japanese residential design.<p>There’s a surfeit of unorthodox, wildly creative Japanese houses out there, and 400 of them are packed into <i>Jutaku: Japanese Houses</i>, a new tome from Phaidon.<p>Writer Naomi Pollock wondered, “why do houses in …

Japan

This Tower Purifies a Million Cubic Feet of Air an Hour

There’s a massive vacuum cleaner in the middle of a Rotterdam park and it’s sucking all the smog out of the air. A decent portion of it, anyway. And …

Articles about high tech prefab outbuilding surprisingly peaceful retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of...<p>A sci-fi-inspired prefab with an efficient edge is grounded in real-world technology.<p>The Australian maverick unifying surfing and science,...<p>A hike to the Park Butte fire …

Prefab Homes

Nextbit's cloud-first smartphone will work on Verizon after raising $1M on Kickstarter

Earlier this month, US startup Nextbit unveiled the Robin: a smartphone built by former Android and HTC employees that uses the power of the cloud to ensure it never runs out of storage. The company took to Kickstarter to sell the device directly to consumers, and has since racked up more than $1 …

Mobile

Japanese Bathrooms are Designed Really Differently From Western Ones

Here's 13 design differences<p>As an American living in Japan for a year, I expected the apartments to be smaller. What I didn't expect were the …

Interior Design

Handpick turns Instagram into the world’s largest recipe book

Instagram can be hell if you’re hungry. The photo-sharing social network is full of people sharing the delicious dishes they’ve just whipped up as well as ridiculously well posed restaurant fare.<p>The trouble is, while there are millions of posts about food, actually searching for them and connecting …

Phind Is Shazam For Location — Snap A Photo, Pull In All The Info, Book Stuff

You find yourself traveling abroad or in a strange city and need to work out where you are and what’s around you. What do we all do? It’s a familiar process. You take out your smartphone and open multiple apps: Foursquare, Yelp, Maps, Wikipedia, Trip Advisor, etc. The list goes on. After perusing …

Apps

Kano: A computer anyone can make

Our Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can still order your own Kano at get.kano.me<p><b>1 MILLION!! THANK YOU!!!</b> We're humbled, amazed, and committed …

Raspberry Pi

Microsoft told you how old you are, but how dude are you?

Technically Incorrect: Women's private network Lulu decides to pay homage to Microsoft's How Old Are You site with a How Dude Are You?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's been a struggle ever since Microsoft told me I was faceless.<p>Last …

Napa Valley

Shazam's struggle to become a profitable verb

Shazam wants to make the world <i>Shazamable</i>. Will it succeed, and will it ever turn a profit?<p>Sixteen years into its existence Shazam is valued at $1bn …

Apps