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.




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Wonderwall Inc.

At the opposite end of the spectrum from North American big-box stores are the conceptually driven and exquisitely realized retail designs of Masamichi Katayama.

Dwell on Design

Dwell on Design NY: Day Two in Instagrams

See highlights from the second day of Dwell on Design NY via Instagram.

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Design Leaders

Design Leader: Ken Isaacs

As part of our Design Leaders video series, architect Ken Isaacs reflects on the innovative projects that defined his career, from the Shoebox House to the Knowledge Box.

A Great Idea

Incredible Floating Barge Makes it Possible to Grow Food on Any Body of Water

The modular Jellyfish Barge could be a solar-powered solution to food shortages.

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Byoung Cho

Agricultural buildings aren't really designed, someone just made them. I try to design like that—so it looks like it's not designed at all, it's just there."

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Design 101

The Arts and Crafts Movement

Manifesto: William Morris, “The Lesser Arts of Life” (1877)

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Design 101

101 Bathrooms: Cultural Commod(e)ity

In 1937, as the modern movement in Europe 
faced the stifling rise of fascism, the leftist French 
Union des Artistes Modernes hosted a pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair that presented, among other…

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A Great Idea

8 Surprising Uses for Cinder Blocks

Cement blocks, commonly used to strengthen and insulate a building, are usually covered up. Left bare, they can also offer a minimalist variation on the traditional red brick theme.


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Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks

We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as the one embodied by the Finnish Janne Saario.


Design Leader: Kate Orff

Landscape architect Kate Orff marries urbanism and environmentalism, creating instances of nature among skyscrapers and concrete.