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Articles about innovative wooden homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>In coastal New England, an artist turns a wooded property into a haven for creating and living.<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's …

Small Spaces

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

How to Make a Small Space Bigger With Color

Soothing, even-toned rooms make a small room seem bigger. These color ideas will enlarge your space. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Bedding and Curtains</b><p>Harmonize bedding and curtain patterns.<p><b>2. Palette</b><p>Adhere to the same palette to create unity from room to room.<p><b>3. …

Small Spaces

The studio where Freddie Mercury recorded his last song - Telegraph

Freddie Mercury

Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, Foreverly, review

Foreverly is a tasteful recreation of a classic Everly Brothers album by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and easy-listening chanteuse Norah Jones<p>At first glance, this is a very odd record: an American punk superstar and an easy-listening chanteuse perform stripped-back Everly Brothers covers. It …

Kill switches and safety catches

TO HELP push Soviet forces out of Afghanistan in the 1980s, America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gave Afghan fighters shoulder-launched …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Pencil: A Tool That Lets You Think With Your Hands

Remember when we talked about that iPad app called Paper, from FiftyThree, that lets you sketch, draw diagrams and illustrations, and take notes? …

iPad Apps

Designing for sustainability: what are the challenges behind green materials?

Sustainable materials are gaining ground, but long development time frames and gaps in knowledge make commercialisation tricky<p>Learning to surf in California's frigid breakers, Todd Copeland, a design guru at the Patagonia clothing company, concluded that wet suits weren't cutting it. Sure, a …

Sustainability

Sculptural Staircases Elegantly Dance in Mid-Air

Stairs typically serve the simple purpose of providing a path of elevation for people looking to go from one level to another, but <i>Beautiful Steps</i> is an ongoing series of sculptural steps that lead nowhere, playing with form and function. Simple in color and geometry, each set of stairs by art …

Design
Top 10

Classic Acoustics Meets Modern Tech

Stream nostalgia with the first ever Bluetooth gramophone, the Gramovox! The timeless design is not only aesthetically “old-school,” but also …

Zaha Hadid's vagina stadium, penis factories and Vincent van Coffee – the week in art

The architect may have to scale back the vulvic bulge she's created in Qatar, the Chapman brothers reveal all and one barista gets arty – in your weekly dispatch<p>Exhibition of the week<p><b>Turner and the Sea</b><br>Swirling and swelling, the great untamed ocean has never had a more acute portraitist than JMW …

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves | Colossal

<p>Recently completed for display at Dylan’s Candy Bar during Art Basel Miami, these towering architectural creations of the world’s most famous art …

Australia's Rural Fortress Inspired by Sand Dunes

Designed by James Stockwell Architects, <i>The Croft House</i> is a rural home with a modern design that is built on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia, where harsh winds and rain prevail. This futuristic looking house may appear to be in heavy contrast with its surroundings, but the design draws …

Architecture

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled …

Office Inspiration

Nothing is more inspiring than working in a great office. Letting your creativity flowing around in an enjoyable workspace, is one of the many keys …

Creativity

Ivetta Chair by Giancarlo Cutello

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Created by Giancarlo Cutello for Formabilio, Ivetta is a chair or a rocking chair with a solid …

Furniture

Floating Biodome Absorbs Carbon Dioxide, Emits Oxygen

<i>Bloom</i> is a futuristic take on marine farming designed by French firm Sitbon Architectes that was selected as one of five finalists for the first Architizer A+ Awards in the “architecture and weather” category. The spherical structure is designed to be a semi-submersible laboratory garden, …

Carbon Dioxide

NER – Identity and Website Design by Lundgren + Lindqvist

Nordic Energy Research – Identity.<p>NER is an organization (under the auspices of Nordic Council of Ministers) for joint Nordic energy research and …

ACCENON Visual Identity Design by Oven

ACCENON Identity.<p>The Bucaramanga, Colombia based branding and graphic design studio Oven developed the visual identity for ACCENON, a German software …