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Drop kitchen scale with bowl and rolling pin and accompanying iPad app

Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting app and accompanying scale start with a recipe and serving size and then walk through the instructions as you add each component. Available for pre-order, $80.
July 7, 2014
iGrill2 meat probe with smartphone app

iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when the ideal temperature has been hit, which means you’re free from hovering over the flames and imprecisely prodding steaks with your fingers. Available online, $99.
July 7, 2014
Vessyl fitness tracker mug in color shadow

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 cup, which is embedded with sensors that automatically detect what libation is inside, from an IPA to a yogurt smoothie. Available for pre-order, $99.
July 7, 2014
A gallery of well-designed pop-up shops

12 Great Pop-Up Shops

An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A. marketing firm Vacant at the turn of the millennium, the concept has evolved from being a catalyst for limited-edition retail launches to housing everything from book stores and salons to restaurants. The low barrier to entry and high commercial vacancy rate can lead to structures in which the location and goods outshine the design. But many retailers have created limited-time outlets that make an impression that lasts much longer than the lease. Here are some of Dwell’s favorite examples of the trend.
June 28, 2014
Utah home exterior patio with sliding glass doors

Modern Across America: Salt Lake City

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Despite its geographical separation from mid-century hotbeds such as Chicago and Southern California, Salt Lake City has long been connected to modernism in the United States. Here are some of our favorite Salt Lake City projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
The facade of the Farley Studio presents a clean, minimalist space–a stark contrast to the colorful clutter of the painting studio hidden behind corrugated-metal walls at the back of the house.

Modern Across America: Dallas, Texas

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Dallas's oversized image can sometimes eclipse the city’s architecture landscape, which features the work of many forward-thinking planners and visionaries. Here are some of our favorite of the city's projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
boling house dining room

Modern Across America: Cincinnati, Ohio

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Once commonly referred to as the “Paris of America” due to its significant architectural projects, this 19th-century boomtown is experiencing a 21st-century design boom. Here are some of our favorite Cincinnati projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
Charleston renovation kitchen interior with wood table and hanging light fixtures

Modern Across America: Charleston, South Carolina

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. Known in part for its well-preserved architecture, Charleston is making a new name for itself as a modern craft and design hub. Here are some of our favorite of the city's projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
Renovated Breuer house interior with glass and stone walls and tubular steel dining chairs

Modern Across America: Baltimore, Maryland

In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching. With a slew of significant buildings by architects like Mies van der Rohe and I.M. Pei already under its belt, Baltimore continues to build upon its history of excellence in architecture and design. Here are some of our favorite Baltimore projects from the Dwell archives.
June 26, 2014
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