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Under Armour Wants You to Buy Tom Brady's Pajamas

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a notorious sleep fanatic. He has said he aims to get to bed by 9 p.m, even 8:30 p.m during the season. …

Tom Brady

The Panama Papers Search Tool Began as an Academic Skunkworks Project

<i>A version of this post titled “Panamania” originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s</i> <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>The Panama …

Panama Papers

Brilliantly Simple Tower Collects Safe Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The Warka Water tower literally pulls clean drinking water straight from thin air. First debuted in rural Ethiopia, and conceived as a way to help communities in the area that lack access to safe drinking water, the innovative design recently took home the World Design Impact Prize in Taipei. Each …

Drinking Water

Forbo Flooring Systems - Project - Illustrative Passive House

Contact brand<p><b>Forbo Flooring Systems</b> Manufacturers http://www.forbo-flooring.com<p>Tags<p>barn<br>• eco<br>• modern<br>• natural<br>• passive<br>• wooden<p>Project …

Scientists push a record 57Gbps through fiber optic lines (update)

Need proof that the limits of fiber optic technology have been shattered? You just got it. University of Illinois researchers report that they've set a record for fiber data transmission, delivering 57Gbps of error-free data. And importantly, they sent the data at room temperature -- they didn't …

Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a building of 8 levels built in the 60s, this renovated penthouse offers a 360° view of Grand …

Architecture

archatlas: DPR Residence Method Design Architecture + Urbanism From the architect: In this significant AIA Honor Award winning Addition / Alteration to an existing 1960’s Modern house on a sloped site in Pound Ridge, NY – our office was asked to reconsider three major aspects of the current condition – creation of a formal entry, an addition of a master suite, and a sustainable re-cladding of the entire house. Our approach centered on a qualitative response to the inherent characteristics of the site, which included intrusion of large old growth trees into the immediate area of the house, the dramatic coloration of the site’s seasonal foliage, and the daily use of the occupants which prescribed clear articulation of private and public space. Our response to these challenges entailed floating a new master suite on a forest of columns that reinforce an existing line of trees and create a procession towards the newly organized formal entry suspended underneath. The columns themselves operate as a sophisticated structural system where each tips towards a projected point at the center of gravity, giving an innovative balance, stability and equilibrium to the new addition. The cladding begins to conceptually organize and index the interior space. Public areas are detailed with a rain screen of warm cedar finishes reflecting the outdoor environment in which they are situated. Images and text via Method Design Architecture + Urbanism

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These prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build

Imagine a building material that isn't only beautiful, but promotes energy efficiency, so you save money heating and cooling your home. Now imagine …

The Mango Tree House / Ujjval Panchal + Kinny Soni

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Unit 48<p>The Mango Tree House, is a private residence of Mr. Jain in Bhopal-India. As the name suggest …

Amazon's cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry

There's no question Amazon is turning the screws on the $140 billion data-center-tech industry.<p>Amazon has grown to become the largest player in the rapidly growing cloud industry as its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p>And in the process, AWS has sent …

Cloud Computing

Articles about how refresh midcentury gem quebec winter white everything on Dwell.com - Dwell

A renovated home blends interior and exterior, uniting nature and materiality.<p>Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling collection.<p>White has often been seen as a boring ‘non’ colour. It’s become a base coat, rather than a …

Architecture

What's The Deal With The Turbine-Powered Chinese Supercar That Has 1030 HP And Gets 1300 MPG?

If those numbers aren’t making your internal horseshit alarms beep and wail like aroused banshees, it’s probably time to change the 9-volt in there. …

Apartment in Kiev / Alena Yudina

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project (apartment in Kiev) has its own unique and particular character. Decorative deer, fir trees …

This new travel pillow design was inspired by massage chairs

Father and daughter, Diane and Franck Levy, were travelling together and had a very uncomfortable long-haul flight. Thinking there must be a better …

Furniture

Articles about amazing house half historic and half modern on Dwell.com - Dwell

A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.<p>Designer and builder Damian Velasquez of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is exhibiting his all-metal outdoor furniture line, Half13, at...<p>A ribbon of light ties a concrete kitchen to its picturesque landscape.<p>In this episode of Predicting Our Future, …

Architecture

Articles about two very different styles gabled studio and modern box marry seattle home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>As one of …

Architecture

Spotify Announces Google Cloud Platform Partnership

Spotify announced today on their news blog that they have selected Google Cloud Platform as an infrastructure partner for their popular music streaming service. Up until now, it appears Spotify has been managing that hardware burden themselves via multiple providers and data centers (including …

Amazon Web Services

The Next Great Display Technology? Water

An MIT prototype turns the water flowing from the faucet into a digital display.<p>For the past half century, displays have been made out of layers of glass, transistors, and circuitry. But as screen-based interaction consumes more and more of our daily lives, some designers are looking for ways to …

Engineering

Articles about house week historic 1939 art moderne home saved neglect on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Pierre Wetzel: The Last Fall A new French site has entered the affordable art marketplace selling limited edition prints from...<p>How Spanish Architects generated a new and contemporary space for living while respecting its …

Amazing

How The Andes House’s Ensamble Project Uses Hardboard to Create Workspaces

Hardboard is a wooden fiberboard that is produced by compression at high temperatures, making a smooth and uniform surface. It is known for being …

DTI Logo

The Concrete House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is a stunning modern masterpiece that may be made of concrete but is far from cold and harsh …

Architecture

Articles about 16 foot wide barcelona row house gets creative stay bright and airy on Dwell.com - Dwell

Following the interventions of architect Matthew Baird and interior designer Janet Liles, Mo Ogrodnik’s apartment, which she...<p>Designers Sebastian Haquet and Thomas Lanthier have a decidedly modern take on shelters for pets.<p>An architect creates a long-term home for his parents around a glass …

Architecture

Articles about space savvy architects home sandwiched between two buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

You’ve known you were destined to dwell in outer space ever since you first saw The Jetsons.<p>Architect Jonathan Segal and his son Matthew Segal built the Cresta to capitalize on Southern California’s balmy climate.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern …

Architecture

How to turn your sluggish old Mac or PC into a faster Chromebook

This startup has created a modified version of Chromium that works with most hardware, and it's free<p>Earlier today we published a story about Neverware, a New York City startup that is helping schools refurbish old Windows PCs and Macs that had been abandoned as unusable, converting them into …

Software

Clever Ideas for Loft Beds

Sleeping space is adventurously tucked away in an alcove above the kitchen, accessible by a track ladder that slides...<p>When not in use as the headboard, the large redwood slab folds down to become a desk.<p>Of the seven steps in Michael Pozner’s not-quite-500-square-foot aerie in Greenwich Village, …

Greenwich Village

IBM has just open-sourced 44,000 lines of blockchain code on GitHub

Whether transparent, decentralized database technologies like blockchain become a tool for the masses or the few is still yet to be decided. In fact, a UN paper that looks at what blockchain is and what it could do just went live last week.<p>But if you’re as excited as the tech giants are to start …

Articles about movable walls instantly transform small vacation home two bedroom studio on Dwell.com - Dwell

A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted …

Vacation Homes

PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Your memories are not what you think they are. The Nova doc Memory Hackers examines the latest efforts to understand the human mind.<p><i>Total Recall</i>, <i>Inception</i>, <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>.<p>Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are …

The Brain