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Speakers built into book shelf

<b>Materials:</b> Book shelf, drill, measuring tape, pencil.<p><b>Description:</b> My old, black speakers and stereo was taking up a lot of room on a window sill and …

How Can I Downsize My Ridiculously Large Wallet?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>My wallet bulges with a ton of junk in it. I'd like to downsize it as much as possible, but I'm not even sure where to start. How can …

Book Opens DIY Secret Room

I love this secret room — not only is it a nice build out of hardware store parts, but you open it by pulling on a book. Well, yeah! [via Hacked Gadgets]

Gorgeous DIY Coffee Tables: 12 Inspiring Projects to Upgrade

If anyone asked me what the most frequently used piece of furniture is in my home, I would have to say that it is my coffee table. As a landing pad …

Creatures Lived On Land 2.2 Billion Years Ago, New Evidence Suggests

South African fossils push the rise of oxygen and life on land to hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought.<p>Researchers at the University of Oregon have recently unearthed fossils in South Africa that present evidence of life on land 2.2 billion years ago—four times older than …

NASA Uses Photo Of Earth From Saturn To Boost Space Interest

On July 19, a spacecraft nearly 900 million miles from Earth took a color picture of our planet. NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped the picture from orbit around Saturn. Now scientists have finished processing the picture. It shows a small blue dot next to the giant ringer planet.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA …

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Boeing's new astronaut capsule opens its pod bay doors for NASA

Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, NASA has been looking for a new way to get astronauts up to the International Space Station from the US. Enter the Crew Space Transportation, or CST-100, a new space capsule designed by Boeing specifically to transport up to seven people, or a team …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Inside Boeing's New Commercial Space Capsule

Boeing unveils interior design of its new spacecraft.<p>From the outside, Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft model resembles a high-tech gumdrop. On the inside, it's a spacious, LED-glowing dream. The new commercial vehicle is designed to transport NASA astronauts to and from low Earth orbit. Boeing recently …

Articles about lighting designer we love michael anastassiades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>Relocating from New York to Kyoto, Japan in 2012 not only marked a new beginning in his life, but proved to be a working catalyst...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild …

San Francisco

What Manhattan Would Look Like In A Nuclear Blast [Infographic]

The latest nuclear-explosion modeling program includes eye-level views from hypothetical ground zeros.<p>The Cold War might be over, but that hasn't made the threat of a nuclear blast any less upsetting. Especially when you visualize it in 3-D, as Alex Wellerstein has done here.<p>Wellerstein is a …

Articles about stickbulb on Dwell.com - Dwell

As Hurricane Gustav approaches the Gulf Coast, this may be an opportune time to recall that Lowe's is selling Katrina Cottages.<p>Join us tomorrow, January 23rd for the latest Dwell Conversation at AetherSF.<p>As demands rise for sustainability and affordability in residential housing, many academic …

Prefab Homes

Unique Kitchen Gadgets Save Time, Look Great

If you love kitchen gadgets as we do at Decoist, you will be sure to like this selection of <b>unique kitchen gadgets</b>. Additionally, if it makes my life …

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Futuristic Lichtschlucker Lamps Made From Disposable Cups

A recycled thing is great in itself because it helps us not to waste something. When such a piece has a fantastic look or design – it’s ten times …

47 Calm And Airy Rustic Dining Room Designs

We continue telling you of rustic décor and today these are dining room designs. Rough wood, rough stone, a hearth, wicker furniture, lots of light …

House Tour: A Sunny & Simple Austin Abode

<b>Name:</b> Chris Apollo Lynn <b><br>Location:</b> Bouldin Creek; Austin, Texas <b><br>Size:</b> 650 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2.5 years; Rented<p>Chris Apollo Lynn always smiles …

Living Rooms