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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 using accelerometers, but there hasn’t yet been an elegant solution for logging food consumption, a far greater factor in overall health. We’ve been mostly limited to elegant text-input food journals, which feel tedious and imprecise next to the dynamic graphs produced by fitness trackers. The Escali kitchen scale aims to take some of the tedium out of that process. It also integrates with the UP by Jawbone system, so nutrition information collected from the scale can be used for better body tracking all around. Available for $99.95.
July 22, 2014
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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 home, a Wi-Fi system like the one from Bluesound is ideal. The Pulse connects to a home Wi-Fi network through a multi-step process of password entries and location designations, but once it’s set up, it will remember everything. Available for $700.
July 21, 2014
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5 Puerto Rican Designers to Know

These up-and-coming designers draw inspiration from their Caribbean heritage to create bold, colorful, and thoughtful objects for the contemporary home. Visit Design in Puerto Rico for more information about the designers and their products.
July 21, 2014
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5 Bags We Love from BAGGU

When Emily Sugihara and her mom, Joan Sugihara were tired of the lack of reusable totes on the market, they launched BAGGU, producing the signature foldable nylon tote in a variety of colors. Since its inception, BAGGU has expanded, now producing bags in several fabrics and styles. Check out five of our favorite BAGGU styles, available at the Dwell Store.
July 18, 2014
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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 is tender chicken and silky eggs. Besides bringing you closer to molecular gastronomy, it’s far more glamorous than a Crock Pot. Mellow’s sous-vide cooker takes the connectivity found in thermostats and smart alarms and uses it to make an autonomous cooking system that won’t burn down the house. Available for preorder, $400.
July 17, 2014
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7 Space-Saving Products

In our September issue, Dwell editors round up the best multifunctional, compact furniture for small spaces. Here's a look at eight more products that will give you more room and more peace of mind.
July 17, 2014
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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 based in the Netherlands. They also make floating shelves, like the Floating Smartphone Display, that are mainly produced for brands looking to attract attention at trade shows, but are available for home use as well. Available online, from €980.
July 14, 2014
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6 Savvy Notebooks for Work and Travel

The introduction of smartphones and tablets has made it easy to let your tech take over in the note-taking department, but there is something undeniable about the appeal of putting pen to paper. This assortment of notebooks from the Dwell Store includes slim books for easy grabbing on the go, as well as statement pads from modern design icons.
July 10, 2014
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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.
July 10, 2014
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