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Dream House in Rio de Janeiro by Studio Arthur Casas

Casa AL, a dream house in Rio de Janeiro by Studio Arthur Casas.<p>Studio Arthur Casas designed Casa AL, a dream house located in the hills around Rio …

The Explosion Cabinet Certainly Lives Up To Its Name

It looks like any other buffet you’d find on a modern furniture site. And then you push or pull one side, and the Explosion Cabinet, well, explodes to become a big, messy, pixelated behemoth. The piece can stretch from 5 feet to 12 feet across the room.<p>The secret is that the maple wood slats use a …

Beautifully Crafted Paper City Highlights Intricate Patterns in Moroccan Culture

Inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan culture, New York-based paper artists The Makerie Studio created an alluringly beautiful place they call <i>Cloud City</i>. Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft make up the creative practice, and they carved and sculpted the fantastical palaces. The …

The Arts

A Trio of Dreamy Treehouses Linked by Bridges | Colossal

<p>Architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built this beautiful trio of treehouses linked by bridges in an Atlanta forest, which also …

Elaborate Hand-Cut Paper Illustrations Filled with Breathtaking Detail

At first glance, these artworks appear to be intricate white line illustrations set against solid black backgrounds. However, in reality, each piece is actually a meticulously cut paper design created by Buffalo-based artist Maude White.<p>The artist has a great respect for paper and believes that …

Communicate

Are These Baby-Shaped Pears Creepy Or Adorable?

Have you ever been eating a pear and thought it could be improved by being shaped like a fat, sleeping baby? Well, if so, you’re in luck: Suzhou, China-based company Fruit Mould makes plastic baby-shaped molds that it fits around budding pears, so that once big and ripe, the fruits resemble little …

Cute

Artist Poses Playfully with Incredibly Lifelike Paintings of Swimmers

Valencia, Venezuela-based artist Gustavo Silva Nunez creates extraordinary paintings that are so hyperrealistic, they seem to come to life and flow right off the canvas. Submerged in azure pools of water, his subjects float serenely, swim gracefully, splash about, or surface for air with a spray of …

Painting

Benoît Malta's Passive Behaviours furniture collection encourages movement

École Boulle graduate Benoît Malta has designed a chair with two legs and a light that switches itself off in an effort to tackle the lack of …

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet | Colossal

<p>While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. …

Enchanting Trio of Treehouses Each Have a Uniquely Cozy Feel

Atlanta, Georgia-based environmentalist Peter Bahouth grew up having a treehouse and has fond memories of it. As an adult, he wanted to recreate this special place, so he partnered with local builder Nick Hobbs to design and construct his vision. Bahouth had previously purchased a lot of land next …

Moderate exercise may prevent age-related blindness

New research suggests that exercise could slow the progression of retinal degenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration - one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly.<p>In a new animal study published in <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>, researchers studied the effects of exercise on …

Sid Caesar, a King of Comedy, Dies at 91

Sid Caesar, the deft side-splitter who helped establish the new medium of television as he also established himself as a comedy legend, has died. He …

Great Depression

Farmers are growing more biotech crops than ever, report reveals

The campaigns against genetically modified foods are unrelenting, and they are having an impact on business. The retailer chain Whole Foods plans to label and limit genetically-modified products in its stores, and General Mills recently announced that Cheerios are GMO-free and will be labelled as …

Union Wine Company’s Wine in a Can

Just sit back and marvel at Union Wine Co.’s latest idea: wine in a can. In an effort to break down the formality that often comes with wine culture, …

Amazing Table Design Produces Colorful Optical Illusions

<i>Prism</i> is a magical table design that appears to be different from every angle. Developed by Australian-based designer Maurie Novak, of MN Design, the unique concept generates a mystifying sensation of ever-changing colors set within one solitary object. Through a series of perfectly arranged …

Awesomely Autonomous

A top 10 finalist in the 2014 Michelin Challenge Design, the Twinway is an exploration in vehicle autonomy & a perfect example of how this new tech …

Why Flappy Bird Was Canceled. Would You Do the Same?

The urchin followed me down the street, cajoling. I was backpacking through Hanoi, and this poor kid living on the street had latched onto me with …

Functional Wall Art

The Wallmonds Hanger is a sculptural, wall-mounted rack designed to keep your handy things handy! Its irregular waves are functional for hanging …

Forget Passwords, Soon Your Heartbeat May Open Your E-mail

Forget passwords, your heartbeat can unlock your laptop, phone and even your car. Passwords are considered to be not as secure as some would like for …

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Demonstration

Articles about torontos 10 top homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Need to take a mental vacation? Feast your eyes on the most incredible rentals of the year.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to …

Ho Chi Minh City

Make-A-Wish Helps Batkid Save the City of San Francisco

Today, a 5-year-old named Miles Scott is having a day he'll never forget. Battling leukemia since he was just one, Miles is fulfilling his dream of becoming Batkid with the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands upon thousands of supportive fans who are in San Francisco. (See original post, …

San Francisco

See How Mark Wagner Turns Dollar Bills into Stunning Works of Collage Art

Many of us don't think of the dollar bill as more than a means of getting the things we want. Mark Wagner has the same thought, but he wants to make …

Articles about 8 reasons love herringbone on Dwell.com - Dwell

By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and...<p>The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo...<p>With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and …

Singapore’s Communal Learning Towers Inspired by Beehives

While technology within education has delivered many benefits, some feel it has led to a decrease in socialization among both students and faculty members. With this in mind, architect Thomas Heatherwick has designed the new <i>Learning Hub</i> for Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTUC). The …

Nanyang Technological University

Rounded Forest Design Plans Revealed for NYC’s the High Line

The High Line in New York City has rapidly developed over the years, becoming quite the spot for tourists and locals alike. Just recently, developers announced the final phase of construction for the 1-mile elevated park, which is built on a historic piece of New York railroad. The plans consist of …

New York City

Sculptor Zheng Chunhui Spent 4 Years Carving the World’s Longest Wooden Sculpture | Colossal

<p>Chinese artist Zheng Chunhui recently unveiled this exceptionally large wooden sculpture that measures some 40 feet (12.286) meters long. Four years …

Polish Concert Pianist Builds a ‘Viola Organista’ Based on a 500-Year-Old Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch | Colossal

<p>Buried in the pages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous 15th century notebooks, amongst the sketches of flying machines, parachutes, diving suits, and …