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The $95 Watch Designed To Win Over The Luxury Market

Upstart watch brand Leonard & Church wants to deliver luxury-caliber watches at prices that appeal to discerning consumers.<p>Leonard & Church began, like so businesses do, when the founder wanted something. Chris Chon was approaching the end of his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, and he was …

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: 12 Black Walls Done Right

Painting your walls black can seem like a dreary and macabre design choice, but there’s no need to be afraid of the dark! With a little natural sunlight and colorful accents, black becomes classic and dramatic. Start small with just an accent wall. Because like a classic LBD, black is the new …

Getting to the Right Relationship Between Doctors and Drug Companies

There is a way to cultivate, not demonize, collaboration between physicians and pharma.<p>dvortygirl/Flickr<p>The pharmaceutical industry is held in remarkably low esteem right now. It's seen as a bunch of nefarious pushers who pay off vulnerable doctors to prescribe their latest expensive, mediocre …

Outbuilding of the Week: A Garden Shed Made from Reclaimed Redwood

Old redwood fencing takes on a new life as a thoroughly modern shed. The designer, Joseph Sandy, transforms simple materials–corrugated metal …

How to make a wooden planter

Step 1<p>Mark and cut all the pieces of timber to the correct lengths, cutting the ends as squarely as possible for a smooth finish. Using a 3mm drill …

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Architecture

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen …

How To Strip Painted Furniture

I am not one to be very high maintenance while painting furniture. I like to take the least<br>steps as possible for the best outcome. For that reason I …

This Bosch GLM 100 Laser Tape Measure Can Beam Measurements To Your iPhone

Every contractor owns a tape measure. Ain’t no question about that. And while it’s probably one of the most tried and tested of tools, it’s can also …

Firefly Trailer

Not everyone needs (or even wants) a full-fledged RV when they take to the road, and for some, even a small towable trailer is overkill. For the guy …

Habitats

Small, Yet Extremely Creative Home Extension in France by Loïc Picquet Architecte

French architectural firm Loïc Picquet Architecte completed work on the restoration and decoration of an old house in the city of St. Louis, in the …

Petcube Webcam Lets You Play Laser Tag From Any Where With Your Pet

Anyone with a pet knows the guilt. The guilt of leaving their loved one at home for hours unattended, unloved, and more importantly unmonitored (if …

Articles about reading-time on Dwell.com - Dwell

From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these...<p>Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.<p>A Welsh design competition yields pop-up …

Watches

Rectangular-Shaped Modern Home Connecting the Inhabitants With the Outdoors

Located in San Angel, a peaceful yet trendy neighbourhood of Mexico City, <b>Cerrada de Cortes</b> is a lovely home designed by Dcpp Arquitectos, perceived …

Norquay Canoe Paddles

Whether you hang them in your urban apartment, or in your lakeside escape, Norquay Canoe Paddles ($200) flawlessly combine form and function, lending …

Motoped

Have a spare XR50/pit bike engine and parts lying around and an old mountain bike collecting cobwebs in your garage? Spend your weekend turning them …

Articles about glowing box home japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the …

Architecture

‘Lisboa’ – Illustrations of Portugal by André da Loba - The Fox Is Black

After spending much of last year living in Lisbon I’ve developed a great love for the city and so I was quick to fall for these pictures by …

#Letterbox

15 Ideas for Organizing Gardening Supplies

If you are planning to plant a garden this year, you probably have some garden supplies that need organizing. Here are some creative storage ideas …

Gardening

Make storing your keys into a game with this magnetic, wood target by Bower #BKLYNDESIGNS

Light brackets by @alexallenstudio... lights your shelves and holds them up at the same time. #icff

DIY Idea: Concrete Pendant Lamp

Wanna get your hands a bit dirty and come out the other side with a slew of sleek and modern concrete pendant lamps? Follow me after the jump to find …

Concrete

The 33 Best White Paints According To Top Interior Designers

White paint can make or break a room. Here, what you need to know about the best shades.<p>If you think there is a universal white paint out there, you're wrong. White paints come in a spectrum of hues just like any other color, and there are definitely some stand outs among the many options out …

Plywood Accents Show Potential of Undervalued Material

Plywood, long considered a material best hidden in any finished space, has been slowly making its way into the mainstream material handbooks of …

Avant-garde

GIRAFFE Floor Lamp by BERNHARD BURKARD

Swiss design firm BERNHARD | BURKARD recently launched a super fun floor lamp that was inspired by the tallest living animal there is – the giraffe. …

Beauty of Simplicity: Four Walls, One Roof, Stunning Home

This Portuguese house in the town of Leiria, designed by Manuel Aries Mateus, stands tall and solid, looking rather a lot like the pictures of houses …

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Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Park Lane house is an alterations and additions project which is also a project concerned with urban …

Villa V / Paul de Ruiter Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> From the very start it was clear that the landscape around the villa should be preserved as much as …