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Tools & Craft #39: Seventeen Utopian Benches You Can Build

How furniture can transcend its original purpose<p>I love seeing any gallery show that's about furniture. A few years ago I attended artist Francis …

Furniture

This Shape-Shifting Chair Is a Small Space Lover’s Dream

Is it asking too much for a seating option to be comfortable, stylish and space-saving? Well, that treasured chair that you use as a nightstand might …

Serene timber cabin in Austrian countryside floats lightly on the sloping landscape

Austrian firm Bernardo Bader Architekten turned a challenge into a triumph with a beautifully serene timber cabin tucked into the Austrian …

Architecture

New York's Finest

Nikolai Lockertsen is an artist based in Norway who has worked on movies like <i>Dead Snow</i> and <i>Troll Hunter</i>.<p>You can see more of Nikolai’s work at his …

Art

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

Geeking Out Over Daniel Moyer's "Workshop Tables"

...the ones that customers don't see<p>As a teen I waited tables, and free "server's meals" were provided after each shift. These were dowdy, …

Woodworking

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

70 best free fonts for designers

Free fonts: quick links<p>In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the jewels …

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

The bespoke furniture makers plying their trade

Functional plywood takes new shape in the hands of two ‘masters of detail’. Eva Wiseman meets them<p>RIP the shiny fitted kitchen. Goodbye wonky cupboard doors, farewell dodgy chrome fittings. Uncommon Projects is a design company that is changing what we expect from a kitchen – with …

Furniture

Ten Rules for Finish Carpentry

A veteran builder and teacher shares the rules that shape his work<p>This article is featured in FineHomebuilding.com’s Guide to Trim Carpentry.<p>My first …

Watch this Coffee Table Convert to a Dining Table in One Move

(Image credit: Boulon Blanc)<p>Convertible tables have been a small space staple for decades, but what they offer in functionality, they often lack in …

Gestalten's Look Inside gives you an exploded view of everyday objects

Nothing we love more than a good cutaway.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>3<p>There's just something about the exploded view of products that has …

This Invasion of Kick-Ass Star Wars Furniture Can Only Mean One Thing: It's Time to Redecorate

Although clearly designed for kids and teenagers, if your obsession with <i>Star Wars</i> outweighs your need to be comfortable, these wonderful new …

Siblings

How to Build the Impossible

There are more optical illusions on the internet than stars in the sky, but not only does this seemingly impossible object exist in real life, …

YouTube

Take a Deep Dive Into the Beautiful Making of Nixie Tubes

Not only are Nixie tubes cool as hell, but this video is the most relaxing way to start your morning that I can think of.<p>A Nixie tube is an …

YouTube

Watch Hikiyose Craft Beautiful Woodworks Deep in the Heart of a Japanese Forest

Soothing footage of the process behind the company’s ergonomic designs.<p>The Odawara area of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture is known for its age-old woodworking traditions, largely due to the region’s rich wooded areas and wide expanses of open space, that leave trees plenty of room to spread deep …

Charting the Golden Ratio in the World… and Your Design Projects

If you haven’t studied design or art, you may think the Golden Ratio is a 16th-century explorer’s schooner or a quest in “Harry Potter,” but it’s …

These Long-Exposure Seascape Photos Pay Homage to Movies and Comics

To hear photographer Nathan Wirth tell it, the wonder of old movies, TV shows, and comic books was that they were so obviously <b>un</b>realistic. These old …

Updated British Classics from Ercol, Plus New Designs by Matthew Hilton

Our favorite find from the recent ICFF in NYC? British heritage brand Ercol’s collaboration with Matthew Hilton, mingled with updated classics from …

The Perfect Office - Scribble Pen, Adobe Ink & Slide and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Gear & Gadgets

Dwell

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Hardwood Step Stool

You won’t like the price of this step stool, but you will understand it once you see that it packs a lot more punch and pizzazz than anything you’d …

Trieta Corner Shelf

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Trobla – Wooden Amplifier for Smartphones

Trobla, a well designed wooden amplifier for smartphones.<p>TokTok is a design team specializing in innovative, eco-friendly furniture and product …

Ex-Anthrax Guitarist Turned Master Watchmaker Designs an Ergonomic Workbench

Nowadays Dan Spitz shreds on CAD<p>Dan Spitz was Anthrax's co-founder and lead guitarist since the early '80s, and when he quit in 1995, it was a bit of …

Prototypes

Articles about finally-office-furniture-laptop-workforce on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, …

Furniture

Video: An interesting look at a lumber shop

Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them …

A Parisian Flat Designed for a Couple with Two Children

h2o architectes designed the Arsenal Flat in Paris for a couple that have two children. The apartment isn’t your typical design. The interior is laid …

Furniture