Design Ideas

The floating 3.5 inch diameter OM/One speaker.
Product Reviews

Wireless Speaker That Levitates

In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out.




How To

Steelwood Chair: Fitting Wood

Four straight legs and a round seat are CNC-milled out of solid beech, bolt holes and all, ready for fixing to the punched and painted steel.

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Dwell on Design

In Review: SMIBE's short films

On Sunday afternoon at Dwell on Design we dimmed the lights on the Sustainability Stage for a special screening from SMIBE—The Society for Moving Images About the Built Environment.

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Finishing Touch

Fields of Old

Tatsuro Kiuchi finds beauty in the banal, even in a fleeting look at his homeland through the window of a bullet train.

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Investing in the Market

With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.

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Design 101

Vampire Power

Probably the most evocative term among the otherwise technocratic energy vocabulary, vampire power is the continuous current that appliances and electronics draw from an outlet even when turned off.

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A Great Idea

Hex and the City: 5 Designs Sporting Hexagonal Patterns

The mighty hexagon appears in Paris, Medellín, Portland, and other cities around the globe.

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Dwell on Design

Scandinavian Design at Dwell on Design

The Scandinavian programming at Dwell on Design, happening June 20-22 in Los Angeles, celebrates the modern design heritage of Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden.

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A Great Idea

Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment

Architect Michael Chen of New York firm Normal Projects masterminds the ultimate bar for a compact Chelsea apartment.


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Decor Details

As any good interior designer will tell you, it's all in the details, so we've pulled together a few of our favorite decorative objects to add that last little touch to your home.


The Wabi House

Go behind the scenes of the photo shoot for "The Hidden Fortress," a feature story in our September 2011 issue that covers the Wabi House, a Japane