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AirplantFrame by Airplantman

For those who want to green up their homes without the hassle of repotting and getting soil everywhere or simply don't have the extra space in an already cramped apartment, air plants (or tillandsia) are an excellent option. Just as the name suggests, these small, alien-like plants only require …

Plants

Our 10 Picks of Inspiring Winning Designs from A’ Design Award and Competition

<b>A’ Design Award and Competition</b> has always been a great platform to boost and show off your talent. There are so many great designs that we want to …

Articles about 5 cool and surprising japanese houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>This single-family home in Himeji, Japan was …

Architecture

Would You Move Into A 5-Foot-Wide Home?

Can’t afford to live in the heart of a major city? A new scheme has designs on the spaces in between buildings.<p>As the world urbanizes and the density of cities scales up and up, there’s the pressing architectural and urban planning reality of where and how to create new housing. In a city like New …

Architecture

Cool Gray Meets Happy Yellow in This Angular Interior

Polish design firm mode:lina put on their thinking caps when it came to designing the interior of this new house in Poznań, Poland. With 140 square …

Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

Alzheimer's Disease

Cortex: A Conceptual 3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast by Jake Evill | Colossal

<p>One of the worst aspects of fracturing a bone, other than the excruciating pain and subsequent hospital bill, is the itchy, smelly, plaster cast. …

Customizable DIY String Stool by Not Tom

Strung is a new stool design by Not Tom that lies at the place where craft and DIY meet design. Their first self-produced design, the stool consists …

Furniture

Colorful, Cheery, Youthful and Cozy: Modern Bean Bags

What is it about <i>bean bags</i> that makes them so popular? Is it the idea of simplicity merged with comfort? It it the bean bag’s versatility and ease of …

street furniture billboards by IBM + ogilvy france

jan 10, 2018<p>after expectant mothers relieve themselves onto the ad, the paper doubles as a pregnancy test, revealing a new 50% off price tag.<p>after …

Minipool by Kos

Summer is practically here and you know what that means – lots of time spent in the water. Not all of us have the means or space to install a typical …

Furniture

NYCxDesign 2013 Spotlight: 2013 IKEA STOCKHOLM Collection

IKEA is launching its 2013 STOCKHOLM Collection in the fall (August, to be exact) and we got a preview during the recent ICFF. The collection focuses …

Furniture

IBM’s Clever Billboards Double As Benches, Shelter, And Ramps

Billboard ads are an architectural eyesore. And they’re fundamentally designed to get in your way–to leverage visual noise to distract you while going about your day and having your own thoughts. Worried about filing that report? A bus stop wants to sell you french fries. Dodging other drivers …

Car Insurance

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

UX Design

Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners

Who has more experience living in cramped spaces than prisoners? Modeled after a jail cell, the ironically named Freedom Room is a 96-square-foot …

Avant-garde

A Perfect Circle

Just like the name suggests, the Easy-to-View Compass makes reading the radius of circles or arcs in technical drawings a cinch. Numerical values are …

Kickstarting: An 8-Way Coffee Table, Inspired By A Century-Old Math Equation

It turns from a perfect square into a perfect triangle in moments–to fit virtually any space.<p>Back in 1903, mathematician Henry Ernest Dudeney discovered the formula to turn a perfect square into an equilateral triangle. His trick was to break the square into four distinct shapes, rotating each like …

Furniture

Eye-Catching Interactive Table For Storage

Jonathan Honvoh and Rodrigue Strouwen created this interesting interactive piece – Curiosity table. It’s an unusual storage space that is flexible …

Furniture