Paul D'Errico

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Wooden Stool With A Gaping Mouth For A Magazine

This stool collection by Montreal designer Loïc Bard was inspired by his childhood memories of a trip to Japan. Japan is a symbol of simplicity of …

Furniture

Double Duty Seating

As you might guess from the name, the Octahedrons stool takes inspiration from simple yet functional geometries to form its multifunctional shape. …

Torafu Architects unveils Cobrina wooden furniture collection

Japanese studio Torafu Architects has designed a collection of small and lightweight wooden furniture (+ slideshow).<p>Torafu Architects created items …

Rassen Chopsticks

Rassen chopsticks by Japan's Nendo and Hashikura Matsukan are a pair of chopsticks as a single unit, which can be separated into two for eating. The …

Six Things Every Designer Should Know About Copyright

<b>1. The Law Protects Your Work, Not Your Idea</b><p>Copyright law, which is the body of law that protects original and creative works from misappropriation, …

Intellectual Property

6,000-Year-Old Hollowed Out Tree is a Bar Inside

Nature is often the inspiration for architecture and design. We've even seen our fair share of fully functional tree houses, but in South Africa there is an entirely unique, hollowed out tree called <i>Sunland Big Baobab</i> that has actually been converted into a bar. According to the pub's website, the …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Pikkpack Shoes Project Includes You In the Shoe Making Process

Sara Gulyas, a Hungarian designer has submitted her project <b>PIKKPACK shoes</b>. She’s been working with leather for more than 10 years and after …

Awesome #sketching style

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

A Futuristic Lantern You Can Take Anywhere

What would happen if you mixed the Jawbone Jambox with a Coleman lantern? You’d get the Vela.<p>Last year, Twisthink designer Joe VanFaasen bought a 1967 Airstream trailer. He took his family camping once before the season got too cold. And in the off season, he starting shopping for more gear–namely …

Portable

Hatch Hub: Where Designers & Design Lovers Connect

Have you heard about Hatch Hub? If not, you’re definitely going to want to keep your eyes on them as a major contender in the e-commerce arena. …

Design

Small Tricks, Big Difference for an Evolving Home

To accommodate our large Thanksgiving crowd, we swapped our living and dining room furniture. The switch turned out to be great for daily life too, …

Sofa

Finally, A Serious Critique Of iPhone Fart Apps

What happens when you have one of the most famous game designers of all time critique $1 fart apps? Hilarity, grounded in plenty of sound lessons about design.<p>Peter Molyneux has always pushed the boundaries of game design, whether it was creating an entire genre of “god games” like <i>Dungeon Keeper</i> or</i> …

Apps

SideSeat: can a swivel chair become the office of the future? - video

Doesn't the bog-standard desk and chair seem so antiquated? Enter Dutch designer Jurgen Bey, who's created the office of the future, a swivelling station that offers privacy in our age of flexi-time – and a whole new take on what working life could be. Oliver Wainwright visits him in his studio

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone has announced PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is the new color of the year for 2014, replacing the 2013 color, Emerald.<p>It’s a fun, magical …

Home Decorating

Articles about 6 modern homes norway on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Remade Co. (Semi-Literally) Takes the Piss Out of a Certain Axe Company

<i>Update: Commenter Max Shelley has not only dug up the original video but juxtaposed them, YouTube Doubler-style, in an absolutely uncanny comparison</i> …

Cool Stuff

AJ Fosik's New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

Art

Articles about micro dwellings across america on Dwell.com - Dwell

From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five …

American Cities