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Mini Washer for Microliving

Bachelors, this washing machine is for you! Okay, all my single ladies too. The Mini Washing Machine is exactly as it sounds. Mini! Despite its …

Articles about 5 modern gabled cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on a 5,000-square-foot lot.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern …

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The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

Nest’s Smart Thermostat Gets Updated With A Bigger, Brighter Screen

Back in June, Nest overhauled just about every product they make… save for one curious exception: the smart thermostat that most know them for best.<p>Two months later, Nest’s thermostat is getting an upgrade of its own.<p>So what’s new?<p>If you walked by the new version without having seen the previous …

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

This Oblong Device Will Tell Your Smartphone If Your Pool Is Ready For Swimming

Love the idea of swimming in a fresh pool on a hot summer day, but don’t like the idea of swimming in something over-chlorinated or possibly full of bacteria? There’s a new Bluetooth-enabled pool maintenance sensor called pHin that will check the chemicals and tell you when the pool is ready for …

Sleek Modern Light Bulb Doubles as a Bluetooth Speaker

Isn't it nice when technology can perform double duties? Sony introduced a product that simultaneously plays music and lights a room, all while being gorgeously designed. They've combined a warm-colored LED bulb with an integrated Bluetooth speaker. This innovative mixture has a clean and modern …

Adventures in Laser Kerf Bending

If you're going to go curved, you may as well go pretty<p>When Shaun Crampton designed a bentwood housing for his self-built radio receiver, he didn't …

Articles about sleek renovation tree lined street quebec city on Dwell.com - Dwell

The renovation of Katie and John Eller's Park Street Residence in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco began with a...<p>This light, bright, and airy home is in a charming 1924 building.<p>Lampshades by Lightemotion lend a cozy feel to the streetscape while celebrating Quebec's artistic …

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Nanocrystals can toughen up concrete

New research demonstrates that cellulose nanocrystals can increase the tensile strength of concrete by 30 percent.<p>The cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) …

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Articles about modern-mailbox-was-made-midcentury-lovers on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes came from the bygone era of Cadillacs, colorful toasters, atomic clocks, and...<p>This classic piece of furniture is anything but outdated.<p>Nestled on a quiet lot in the Hollywood Hills, this laidback post-and-beam home was originally designed by …

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Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

99% Invisible-114- Ten Thousand Years

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

A Team-Up We'd Love to See: IKEA & Minale-Maeda, Yielding Partially-Downloadable and 3D-Printable Furniture Designs

We've seen the concept of gizmo-joined furniture plenty of times before, most recently with Henry Wilson's A-Joint. To refresh your memory, the idea …

Solar-Powered 3D Printer Turns Desert Sand Into Glass Bowls and Sculptures

The sun's rays can be harnessed to power everything from homes to gadgets, but one graduate student is using the sun to create a super-printer …

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Walls To Climb

I have always been a fan of fitness and find the Nova Climbing Wall an interesting way to integrate workout installation into the interior design of …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Articles about 7 modern frame homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far …

Nissan BladeGlider takes 'Wing

EV technology is interesting, but not particularly... cool. Something Nissan is keen to address with the BladeGlider Concept, which may give us a glimpse into the future of its sports cars.<p>But before we get under this thing's skin, here's something: there's a chance it might – might – reach …

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Retro F1 Liveries into Current Cars

Escape Artist took the good old Formula 1 liveries and implemented them on the new cars that were being used this 2013 season. The result is a mix of …

New York Aerial | New York (by Tim Sklyarov)

<b>New York Aerial | New York</b> (by Tim Sklyarov)