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Build a Minimalist Chair Out of Plywood

In the desert of West Texas lies Marfa, a picturesque town dedicated to the design style and legacy of modern artist Donald Judd. While visiting last summer, I fell in love with the minimal, utilitarian design of his art and the unique style he inspired in the town itself. I especially loved the …

Woodworking

Articles about 10 home accessories small living on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.<p>You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The …

Home Tours

This Adorable Cottage Is Even Tinier Than It Looks

Plus, it's had quite the place in Chicago's history.<p>Built in 1886, this 780-square-foot Chicago home in Old Town is full of character — just look at that white picket fence and those flower boxes. And it's so teeny, that if it had cheeks we'd want to pinch them. Here's photographic proof:<p>But in …

Cute

DIY: Glass Bottle Cutter

Bottle cutting is a great way to recycle bottles. You can make custom presents like vases, drinking glasses, candle holders and many other …

DIY

Cereal Box Organizer

Turn an empty cereal box into a cute organizer! Put them on a shelf or in a drawer to hold all sorts of items.<p>Let me show you how easy they are to …

Pivotal Living hopes you'll pay $12 a year to use its fitness tracker

Fitness trackers come a dime a dozen and worse, they all seem to do the same thing: monitor your step count, calorie burn and sleep quality. As it happens, the Life Tracker 1, the first device from a startup called Pivotal Living, does all these things, and not much more. But it's not what the …

Microsoft attempts to improve Android with new 'Garage' apps

A new culture emerges in Redmond<p>Google might not be interested in building apps for Windows Phone, but Microsoft isn’t holding any grudges. Starting today, the software giant is expanding its Garage project to give outsiders a chance to see what Microsoft employees create inside the company during …

57 Life-Changing Upgrades for Every Room in Your Home

These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.<p>These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.

Beer Cap Shadow Box

Some may consider the Beer Cap Shadow Box as a waste of money but if look closely, it’s actually worth having more than any showpiece you buy to …

A Steel Approach to Paper Lamps

I’m a designer at an architecture firm in Ann Arbor Michigan called O|X studio and I made some lamps for a local restaurant (Tomukun Korean BBQ). There are about 50 lamps, laser-cut steel and acrylic. I worked on the architecture as well, including the layout of the lamps, and then I made the lamps …

Wood Gas Camp Stove

Make a simple tin-can stove that costs 99 cents, runs for free, and sequesters carbon as you cook.<p>Nearly half the world’s population cooks and heats using solid fuel, much of it burning up in pits that have seen no improvement since Homo erectus first tamed fire.<p>This is not a small problem: …