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DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company Dubldom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

A Wearable Chair Designed to Improve Working Conditions that Involve Manual Labor

The Chairless Chair® is a flexible wearable ergonomic sitting support designed by Sapettiand produced by the Swiss-based company noonee.<p>The main …

Ergonomics

Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design Collaborative

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A modest single story hillside home designed for a family wishing to downsize and simplify. The feel of …

Architecture

This $16 dent puller will save you a $200 trip to the auto body shop

It used to be that if you got a little dent in your car door, you had two choices: either spend $200-$300 at an auto body shop to fix it, or live …

Repairs

The best truly wireless earbuds to buy in 2018

Truly wireless earbuds are exactly what their name promises. Over the last couple years, we’ve seen the introduction and early evolution of this new category of headphones. They eliminate all wires, neckbands, and other tethers between the two buds in your ears, offering a level of convenience, …

Consumer Tech

A Secluded, Off-Grid Cabin Echoes Stunning Minimalist Design

Tucked away on an island off the coast of Tasmania, this tiny cabin only features two pieces of furniture.<p>According to Dan Devine and Hugh Maguire of Maguire + Devine Architects in Tasmania, their client was born in Taiwan and had grown up surrounded by traditional Japanese architecture. "Out of …

Architecture

Miansai M12 Watch

Designed in Miami, the M12 is the modern evolution of the iconic minimalist dress watch. The watch's stainless steel case sports a unique crown with …

Stainless Steel

A terracotta home keeps naturally cool in one of Thailand’s hottest regions

The Thai province of Kanchanaburi is one of the country’s hottest regions, with a tropical savanna climate and annual temperature averages of over …

Global Warming

The 15 Best Travel Gadgets You Can Buy in 2018

First-Class Tech<p>Let’s face it, most of us have given up the idea of totally disconnecting on the road. The pressure of the Netflix queue, work emails …

Headphones

This Eco-Minded Home in São Paulo Raises the Bar For Prefab

Made of 100-percent recyclable materials and equipped with smart home technology, SysHaus is a new model by a Brazilian construction and engineering start-up.<p>SysHaus, designed by São Paulo studio Arthur Casas Design, marries sustainable engineering solutions, state-of-the-art technology, and smart …

São Paulo

Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

Architecture

Top 5 Homes of the Week With Lush Outdoor Spaces

These outdoor spaces from the Dwell community are perfect for warm summer nights. Take a peek at the tranquil, plant-filled backyards, gardens, and courtyards that caught our editor's eye this week.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add</i> …

Architecture

A Modernist Dream Home Makes the Most of a Rare Double Lot in Palo Alto

After a few stabs at realizing their dream home, a couple hit the mark with an exquisitely modern domicile in Palo Alto.<p>Each time Mark and Laura Pine build a house together—this is their fourth from the ground up—they edge a bit closer to their Platonic ideal of home.<p>The Pines weren’t actively …

Architecture

Learn What You Need to Know About Ethereum, The Next Big Cryptocurrency

Now's your chance to learn how to unlock Ethereum's full potential. This course bundle will explain how it works and why it matters.<p>Ethereum is part …

Top 5 Homes of the Week That Interact With the Landscape

Effortlessly blending into their surroundings, these modern homes pay homage to Mother Nature. With floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive decks, and open floor plans, these editor-curated homes from the Dwell community bring the outdoors in.<p><i>Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell</i> …

Solar-powered cube home in Australia hovers over the landscape

Optical illusions go hand-in-hand with architecture, but this tiny cube structure by Matt Thitchener Architect truly hovers over the landscape — with …

Architecture

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Pascal

Want To Achieve Your Goals? Use These 4 Strategies

I’m a little odd. I enjoy setting goals and then get obsessed about trying to achieve them.<p>Every January, I set about five or six goals for the year ahead, and every three months I review these goals. I don’t always hit my goals, but I’ve learned a lot about how to focus on a goal over short (a …

Home from ‘Californication’ Breaks Price Record

The eco-friendly Venice, California, compound sold for $14.6 million<p>A contemporary compound that set the backdrop to Hank Moody’s sexual exploits and …

Apple Watch Series 4: Rumored specs, price, release date

The Apple Watch debuted back in 2015, and in the three years since it's become the top smartwatch on the market. But it's also kept a pretty similar-looking design. Updates have included GPS and full swim-ready water resistance in the Apple Watch Series 2, and onboard cellular connectivity in Apple …

Chestnut Street Townhouse / Hacin + Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Chestnut Street Townhouse is the first house to be built in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in 50 …

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

RVs

This Off-Grid Turkish Cabin Features a Nifty Pulley System

Pulley-operated walls and windows open the door to indoor/outdoor living in this tiny prefab cabin.<p>Istanbul–based architecture firm SO? has recently designed an off-grid prefab cabin to serve as a family retreat for a couple with a young child. Nestled between the border of Turkey, Bulgaria, and …

Off-grid

A Couple Explore Europe in a Converted 1987 Mercedes-Benz Fire Truck

Leaving their home in Berlin, a couple and their dog journey through Europe in a revamped fire truck purchased for about $14,670.<p>In 2014, Anna and Sebastian, with their dog Lotta in tow, decided it was time for a change—one that would take them around Europe on four wheels. Lovers of travel and …

Countertops

This Sleek, Angular Tiny Home Is Not Your Average A-Frame Cabin

Measuring only 180 square feet, this exquisite, off-grid tiny home features a big sense of style.<p>Inspired by the classic A-frame cabin design, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has created their first tiny home with Klein, a prefab-housing startup in New York. Sited in Hudson Valley, the …

Off-grid

Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Jeff Bezos

Ring’s home security system launches next month for $199

It was supposed to come out in October<p>Ring is finally getting ready to release its full home security system — an alarm, keypad, and array of sensors that monitor a house while you’re asleep or away. The product, called Ring Alarm, was initially announced (and supposed to come out) last October. …

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular …

This Elegant Californian Prefab Minimizes Site Disturbance

Thanks to its modular construction, a modern retreat treads lightly on the pristine landscape.<p>When Clive McCarthy and his wife, Tricia Bell, were on the hunt for an escape from San Francisco, they found the perfect spot for their second home three hours north of the Bay Area on a 64-acre site in …

Architecture