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Articles about when designers produce furniture their own homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Go inside L.A. designer Stephen Kenn's new furniture collection with an exclusive tour of his downtown loft.<p>An enterprising duo mines their respective creative and business backgrounds to create a furniture collection with French roots...<p>In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson …

Real Estate

Black model calls out unprepared make-up artists

While there is more diversity on the runways these days, when it comes to race, the fashion industry still has a way to go. Yesterday British model Leomie Anderson, who is currently in New York for Fashion Week, made this clear when she took to Twitter after a make-up artist didn’t have the …

Skin Care

Pure Fashion Voodoo

The innate theatricality of the Mulleavy sisters' clothes worked to their advantage here, but the question lingers as to whether they can build a …

San Francisco

The Best Shoes on the New York Fashion Week Runways

While the runways often fixate solely on the clothes (and the models, for that matter), shoes also play a major role. And, as evidenced by our accessories gallery, they're a pretty big deal.<p>The fall 2016 shows at New York Fashion Week showcased some serious winners this time around with killer …

How the hijab went high-fashion and divided Muslim women

London Fashion Week is known for showcasing the best of couture and this season will undoubtedly be no different.<p>But there will be one surprise addition to fashion’s 2016/17 offerings – hijabs.<p>The headscarf that some Muslim women choose to wear over their heads has officially hit the mainstream. …

Muslim Women

Elegant Necklaces Offer Geometric Perspective from Every Angle

Greek artist Eleftheria Stamati designs geometric jewelry that impressively mimics a game of Tetris. Using her background in sculpture, the creative utilizes thin strips of metal to form 3D shapes resembling an illustration that's been brought to life. “What interests me more in my research is how …

Jewelry

Control and Release

At Proenza Schouler​, the clothes were stitched, belted, laced and sutured together, simmering ​with the unresolved tensions that ​designers must …

Proenza Schouler

Man Had His Body Photoshopped in 19 Countries to Compare Beauty Standards Across the World

In 2014, journalist Esther Honig created a fascinating project titled <i>Before & After</i>, where she asked over 40 Photoshop enthusiasts in 25 different countries to “make her beautiful.” She sent them an unadulterated photo of herself, and the results were astounding. Her appearance changed drastically …

Photo Manipulation

10 signs that they're definitely into you

Are they? Aren't they? Are you reading into that or is it… meant to be? We get it. Trying to tell if someone has feelings for you can be totally …

Designers from 18 Different Countries Photoshop One Woman’s Body to Meet Their Nation’s Ideals

How do perceptions of beauty vary across the globe? In search of an answer to that question, UK medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a woman's body based on their nation's beauty ideals. The results, as …

Hair Color

Is the Anime Industry Looking at Piracy the Right Way?

Before I start, I just want you all to know that I am not approving piracy, nor am I condemning anyone for it.<p>People have strong feelings about …

17 (ah-maz-ing) secrets of a sex therapist

Last week, my client Claire was telling me that her new guy has a curved penis. "Is that normal? It looks like he's hitchhiking! Will deep thrusting …

6 Thoughts Only Engaged Girls Have at Weddings

Let's be real, going to a wedding solo or even with someone you're seriously dating is a completely different experience than going as a bride-to-be. It's like you have this unspoken connection with the couple, and you see and feel things the former (un-engaged) you didn't know you could see or …

Adventurous Couple Uses LED Hula Hoop to Electrify Grandiose Natural Landscapes

Taking a road trip through the United States is a fantastic way to see all of the beautiful sights that the country has to offer. After graduating college, photographer Grant Mallory and his girlfriend Maria Jacob did just this, traveling across the Midwest and through several Western states to …

National Parks

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

See A Glorious New Image Of Mars' South Pole

Space is beautiful<p>Last night, Elon Musk suggested sending a nuclear bomb to Mars to terraform the planet. One of the potential targets is the south pole of Mars. But that's clearly ridiculous. Look at how gorgeous that area is. It's planetary park worthy. Who would ever want to destroy this?<p>This …

Carbon Dioxide

Foetal Cells Hide Out in Mum’s Body, But What Do They Do?

A mother’s children will remain part of her long after they leave her body and enter the world. This isn’t just a saying or a metaphor; it’s biological reality. Every foetus sends some of its own cells into its mother. They cross the placenta, travel through her bloodstream, and lodge in various …

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Mini Power is a very clever design-tech that comes to the rescue at the right moment! Based on researches, people run out of charger on their …

Science shows gender neutral toys empower children, and possibly society at large

The days of pink and blue toy aisles may soon be a thing of the past, as toy manufacturers and big-box retailers move to eliminate gendered toy marketing.<p>While gender equality advocates hail these advances (myself included) as positive, others are less than enthusiastic—and downright …

Gender-Neutral

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Scientists Calculate Calories Needed To Walk To Mordor

Lord of the infinite supply rings<p>Napoleon famously quipped that an army marches on its stomach, and a fellowship of the ring is no different. Throughout the series of fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, we are treated to complaints about the lack of food to meet a hobbit’s voracious appetite. Now, …

Heroism

First Steps

It’s always nice to see fresh faces on the runway—even if they seem familiar. Nyima Ward made his debut at Anna Sui more than two decades after his mother, Trish Goff, did the same; Kate Moss’s younger sister, Lottie, appeared for the first time, at Sonia Rykiel; and <i>Zoolander</i>’s Owen Wilson and Ben …

Ben Stiller

Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge

The super-henge of Durrington Walls has been hiding a secret for thousands of years: a row of 90 massive standing stones<p>A huge ritual monument which dates from the time of Stonehenge has been discovered hidden under the bank of a nearby stone-age enclosure.<p>Durrington Walls, a roundish ‘super-henge’ …

Architecture in fashion

Beautiful, isn’t it? You’re looking at the future Yongqing International Clothing City, a self sustaining micro-city sized fashion industry within …

Queen Elizabeth II, style icon

Queen of style<p>Photos: Getty/Rex<p>On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-serving monarch in British history. And in 63 years of dressing for the public eye, she has never put a patent-court-shod foot wrong. Here, we celebrate Her Majesty, style icon<p><i>By Clare Coulson, 6</i> …

Add 5 Million Photo Filters, Just By Swiping

A new photo app called Infltr uses clever UX to juggle near infinite color options.<p>Instagram offers a few dozen filters that can leave you confounded, swiping and tapping back and forth in existential crisis. Infltr, a new iOS app, has more than 5 million. Yet amazingly, they’re never more than a …

The First Time Oliver Sacks Saw Heaven (1964)

My friend Oliver Sacks was at home, hoping to glimpse the color of heaven. It was 1964. He was in his kitchen in Topanga Canyon, preparing a cocktail. It wasn’t an ordinary cocktail, being part amphetamine (“for general arousal,” he told me), part marijuana (“for added delirium”), and part LSD …

The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Florence Welch, Kate Hudson, and Hanneli Mustaparta Say Goodbye to Summer in Style

Bidding farewell to summer may be such sweet sorrow, but the ladies of our Instagram this week decided that harnessing new fall fashion is the perfect restorative elixir. <b>Florence Welch</b> took a page from our muse <b>Janis Joplin</b>, swinging into her 29th birthday with plenty of vintage sixties-era fringe …

Florence + the Machine