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  1. Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening
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    Wi-Fi Speaker System for Better Home Music Listening

    Bluetooth speakers are fantastic for using outdoors or while traveling, but the wireless format compresses the data so that sound quality gets diminished. For listening to high-quality music at...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.21.14

  2. Whimsical Floating Lamps
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    Whimsical Floating Lamps

    Straight out of a sci-fi movie, Crealev makes lamps that use opposing magnets to float the top section in the air. The idea came from designer Angela Jansen and electrical engineer Ger Jansen, both...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  3. Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking
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    Vessyl Smart Cup Tracks What You're Drinking

    As fitness trackers evolve to become more autonomous and easier to use, tracking food consumption remains bound to basic journal entries that are easy to skip. For drinks, there’s now the Vessyl...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  4. Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen
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    Unpeeling the Egg Kitchen

    Starting as a dormant, unassumingly giant egg, Romanian designer Vlad Icobet's conceptual product hatches into an elegant, all-in-one cooking facility.

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    08.06.09

  5. Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores
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    Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

    For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  6. Timeless Design: Future Perfect
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    Timeless Design: Future Perfect

    Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames lounge chair, George Nelson’s Ball clock, and Giancarlo Mattioli’s Nesso lamp are just a few of the prodigious products that one might...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    12.17.09

  7. This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys
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    This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys

    Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars. When having a friend call your missing phone doesn’t work, you can use Tiles, matchbook-sized transponders that...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  8. The Trabecula Bench
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    The Trabecula Bench

    Freedom of Creation—In recent decades, computer-aided design (CAD) has transcended the screen, thanks to the advent of automatic fabrication, a process wherein three-dimensional objects take...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    03.31.09

  9. The Best Modern Speakers
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    The Best Modern Speakers

    Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  10. Test-Case Scenario
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    Test-Case Scenario

    Beating out a host of competitors, one Danish family left their home behind (it’s just down the road, really) to camp out for a year in an Active House, a green-home prototype with all the...

    written by: Cathy Strongman
    photos by: Jens Passoth
    06.15.10

  11. Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?
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    Supercooling Freezers—The Future of Refrigerators?

    Manufacturers have added carbonation systems, fancy ice-makers, and video monitors to refrigerators, but the general idea of having two temperatures for the freezer and main unit have generally...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.21.14

  12. Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories
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    Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

    Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  13. Streamline Your Home Office with These Products
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    Streamline Your Home Office with These Products

    Now that handheld screens have replaced messy stacks of paper, the new home office can be a minimalist cocoon of productivity and inspiration.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  14. Straw Tech
    Green

    Straw Tech

    When Anders Stokholm asked his old friend Felix Jerusalem to design his family’s new home in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, the client and architect agreed...

    written by: Emily Gertz
    01.22.09

  15. Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products
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    Stock Your Garage with Modern Utility Products

    Use computers and robots to keep your cars purring and gutters clean, all without setting aside an entire Sunday afternoon.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.10.14

  16. Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits
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    Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

    For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.14.14

  17. Smart Sous-Vide Cooker
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    Smart Sous-Vide Cooker

    Sous-vide (“under vacuum”) cooking means setting meat and vegetables inside a sealed bag and placing the whole thing in a container of temperature-controlled water. When done correctly, the result...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  18. Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal
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    Smart Kitchen Scale Is The New Food Journal

    If the glut of fitness trackers available on the market is any indication, measurements and numbers motivate people. That fact works well for activity and movement, which can be easily monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.22.14

  19. Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney
    In The Modern World

    Q&A with Prefab Builder Bill Haney

    Prefab builder Blu Homes, helmed by CEO Bill Haney, aims to disrupt the construction industry supply chain by interacting directly with clients.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  20. Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni
    Food

    Paolo and Valentina Bertazzoni

    This week, Italian kitchen appliance manufacturer Bertazzoni introduced its new line of built-in ovens designed for the U.S. market and unveiled its newest cooktops as well. We sat down with Paolo...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.11.11

  21. Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help
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    Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help

    The camera in a tablet or phone is powerful enough to render high-resolution images of interior space, and this app uses that capability to pick wall colors. Starting with a photo of the room,...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.29.14

  22. New Product: EasyBloom Plant Sensor
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    New Product: EasyBloom Plant Sensor

    Although we're headed into the chill of winter, it's not too soon to start planning for planting when spring showers arrive. If you worry that the garden of your dreams exceeds the limitations of...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    11.01.08

  23. Nasal Aspirator for Young Children
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    Nasal Aspirator for Young Children

    Caring for a young child is full of unglamorous but necessary practices, but this pediatrician-designed device is meant to make nasal care more hygienic and effective. Babies cannot breathe through...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  24. Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office
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    Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office

    These accoutrements will make your home office work as hard as you do.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  25. Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being
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    Must-Have Products that Improve Well-Being

    When it comes to hygiene, fitness, and a sound rest, technology is here to help. We present devices that will streamline your morning and bedtime routines—plus: cleaning solutions that use far less...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

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