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Articles about 7 solar powered homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal …

Public Policy

FINES Foldable Multi-hull Boat Expands to Give You More Space

<b>FINES foldable multi-hull boat</b> is pretty impressive concept boat. It can accommodate 4 to 6 people and expand itself into a small floating island. …

The Esoteric Symbols Behind User Interfaces, Explained

Power? Bluetooth? USB? You’ve seen their symbols. Here’s where they came from.<p>We already know where the @ symbol came from, but what about every other strange glyph that appears across our gadgets and user interfaces? While we may have learned to identify the power symbol or the Bluetooth …

Gear & Gadgets

Nature Imitates Andy Goldsworthy: Rare Ice Disk Forms in North Dakota River | Colossal

<p>When I first saw this giant rotating ice disk spotted in North Dakota this week, I assumed it had to be some kind of human-created object, perhaps a …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Is That An American Apparel Ad Or A Balthus Painting?

Many of the clothing retailer’s ads look an awful lot like the provocative nudes of the French modernist. Who’s pervier, Dov Charney or Balthus?<p>In a 1968 retrospective of his work at the Tate Gallery, the Polish-French modern artist Balthus once prepared a biography for his influential paintings …

Art

Alpaca Warrior Gloves

These Alpaca Warrior Gloves from Men In Cities are certainly the most unique gloves I’ve seen in a while. Made in New York, these soft gloves appear …

Go From A Tropical Rainforest To An Arctic Wonderland In One Awesome Building

At the National Ecology Center in Seocheon, South Korea, visitors will soon be able to walk through more than 35,000 square feet of greenhouses mimicking the world’s most diverse ecosystems.<p>Called the Ecorium, and designed by Grimshaw Architects with S.A.M.O.O., this visitor’s center will consist …

Ecology