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Scandinavians are more indebted than Americans

Among the left-leaning chunk of the US populace, Scandinavian countries have an irresistible appeal. (You need only note the multiple references to Denmark in recent Democratic presidential debates.)<p>Indeed, there is much to be admired in the Nordic social welfare economy. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, …

Income Inequality

On Canadian Construction Sites, You Build the Roof First

Conventional construction logic says that you have to build foundations first, roofs last. Montreal, Canada, home to poutine and twisted logic, …

ECOmbo solar-equipped camper designed to keep you comfy off grid

It seems like nearly every camping trailer we've covered lately has come from Oregon. High Camp, Nest and Freespirit were a few of the latest …

5 Refreshing White Kitchens We Love

We love the crisp appeal of a bright, all-white kitchen. Add a pop of color or texture and you're <i>really</i> speaking our language. To get a feel for the …

Create an Affordable, Stylish Living Room

If you’ve just moved into a new house or flat it can be a struggle to get the pennies together for fresh furniture and decorations. However, you’ll …

Eclectic Living Room Ideas

(Image credit: Fabien Lemaire)<p>If you can't decide on a style for your living room, why not make it every style? Nothing brings life to a room like a …

Living Rooms

BEL Architecten leaves rough surfaces on show in warehouse converted into a cultural centre

Peeling plaster and exposed brickwork reveal the interventions made by BEL Architecten to convert this former Antwerp warehouse into a cultural …

Design

House in rural Germany features a slatted wooden facade and copper fittings

Narrow strips of wood screen both walls and windows at this house in Bavaria by Kühnlein Architektur, which comprises a pair of connected sheds (+ …

Architecture

Explore 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

NASA will host a one-day-long event for 50 social media and media attendees at the Newseum and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to mark the 25th …

Social Media

Grovemade iPhone 6 Cases

As you prepare to swap out your current phone for the new iPhone 6, it's time to find the best case to protect that new investment. Grovemade's …

iPhone

Ronin 47 Motorcycle

When Harley-Davidson quit building the Buell 1125, the guys at Ronin Motor Works were upset — and they decided to do something about it. The Ronin 47 …

Motorcycles

Avi-On Switch

Moving a light switch in the home, or setting up a timer for outdoor lights or holiday decorations to switch on or off should be easier, and less …

Batteries

Hure Crank Table Is Adjustable From 30-inch Dining to 42-inch Bar Height

Gorgeous! If you love vintage décor, you need to get to know <b>Hure Crank Table</b>. It’s a pretty large table that use four 3-ton crank mechanisms to make …

Alpackalypse Raft

Billed as the most advanced, whitewater capable packraft ever produced, the Alpackalypse Raft was six years in the making — and it was worth the …

Kayaking

Civilware Striker Folding Knife

Straightforward yet subtly sophisticated, the Civilware Striker Folding Knife is a fine addition to your EDC arsenal. It boasts a three-inch steel …

Knives

Articles about 7 ways use salvaged wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.<p>No need to shy away from a brilliant, white kitchen—these pointers will keep your space sparkling clean.<p>A couple crafts an ample, but …

Outdoor Spaces

Articles about 8 tips designing budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>Every woman has daydreamed about having a beautiful dressing …

Fabrication

One of the Baltimore Ravens Just Published an Insanely Complex Study in a Math Journal

John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, recently co-authored a paper in the <i>Journal of Computational Mathematics</i>. It is titled "A …

Mathematics

Timber gallery sits above the veranda of Salmela Architect's lakeside retreat

A slatted-timber gallery is raised above the porch of this woodland lodge near the shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin (+ slideshow).<p>Located in a …

Architecture

Clerkenwell Design Week returns in 2015 for sixth edition

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> this year's Clerkenwell Design Week festival in London will present new product launches across four exhibitions from 19 to 21 …

Furniture

Articles about 6 clever built desks on Dwell.com - Dwell

The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often …

Logging

Ranquist Development Group Office / Vladimir Radutny Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A Chicago developer tasked us to create a new office atmosphere within an existing single story masonry …

Design

Articles about 5 stunning kitchens skylights on Dwell.com - Dwell

The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new advancements in technology and materials continue to push the space...<p>A kitchen nook can be one of the hardest working, unsung heroes of a home—and its function goes far beyond just hosting a humble...<p>From unique pendant lighting to …

Kitchens

Articles about first class cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Streamlined and tactile, Finell’s boxes reflect the brand’s polished sensibility.<p>In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural …

Architecture

Leatherman to debut a wearable multi-tool this summer

There's a new tool coming for travelers who like to be prepared.<p>Leatherman Tool Group announced this week that, beginning in the summer, the company …

Which Lube to Use on Your Bike

How to choose the right lube for every component<p><b>Drip It</b><p>For most riding conditions, use a bicycle-specific Teflon-based oil, such as Park Tool CL-1 or Finish Line DRY Teflon Lube, to lubricate pivot points—any part that moves—on brakes, derailleurs, and chain links. Don't forget springs and …

Road Bikes

Small Space Gardening: 7 Tiny City Landscapes

No outdoor space is too small for a garden. Tiny terrace? Fire escape? Juliet balcony? With a potted plant and a folding chair, you’ve got a garden. …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Building the New Harvard Art Museums Was a Story of Many, Many Constraints

The long list of difficulties Renzo Piano faced with this renovation and expansion point to why many architects prefer greenfield builds to infill.<p>Good urban design these days is all about infill redevelopment and adaptive re-use—reinventing existing buildings where they stand, and taking advantage …