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14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry

Nature as R&D Lab<p>What’s missing is a systematic way of capturing nature’s creativity, says Janine Benyus, a biologist, "innovation consultant" and …

Wind Farm

Camel Nose

What a Camel Nose Can Teach Us About Water<p>Recapturing gray water in buildings, limiting evaporation from open storage ponds, more efficient …

Art

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

The big question is: What’s the difference? You want a new home from top to bottom, so who do you hire— An architect? An interior designer? Or …

Architecture

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Interior Design

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …

*바위 그리고 하우스 [ Olson Kundig Architects ] The Pierre

아름다운 샌원제도 거친 바위섬에 자리한 프로젝트는 자연스럽게 유입된 외부환경을 통해 내외부 밀착된 건축환경 구축은 물론 풍부한 자연환경과 교감하는 거주공간 창출을 목표로 한다. 특히 지리적 특징을 보여주는 바위는 하우스를 디자인하는 주요한 요소이자 내외부를 연결하는 …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

A Small, Elegant Manhattan Apartment in Blue

Glamour in bare-bones space.<p>Designer Kelly Giesen brought chic glamour to her bare-bones, 725-square-foot Manhattan apartment by adding elegant moldings, French doors, sparkling mirror, and a fresh blue and white palette.

DIY: Multicolored Crystal Necklace

I am fond of interesting jewelry pieces - I'm not big on statement necklaces, not at all. I focus my attention more on simple necklaces with unique …

Would You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Parisian "Cupboard" Apartment?

Everything is hidden in this tiny home.<p>Here's an apartment that's definitely not for the claustrophobic. In this 86-square-foot Parisian space, you'll have to sleep in a cupboard. And the bed is not the only amenity that's tucked away — a dining table, closet, and bookshelves are all found hidden …

Interior Design

BEFORE & AFTER: From Cookie-Cutter To Personality-Packed

A peek at one of our favorite makeovers from this week's American Dream Builders.<p>On Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's new show, <i>American Dream Builders</i>, we were introduced to a pair of Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Spring that got full overhauls thanks to the two competing teams. In a …

Uflex bandage snaps around a wound and inflates to stop bleeding

A pair of French product designers have created an inflatable bandage that snaps around the wrist like a slap bracelet so it can be self-administered …

Apartment Therapy

The New Old Kitchen: Modern Spaces with Vintage Pieces --> http://on.apttherapy.com/YcmeV2<p>What with all those hard, shiny surfaces, modern kitchens …

Around the world in 10 concept stores

From Paris to Tokyo, via Amsterdam and the fashion capitals in between, new concept stores are popping up all over the world. Discover the addresses …

Normcore