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Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight

The striking midcentury homes of Palm Springs are well-documented in photographs, books, and films. But simply by capturing the houses at night, Melbourne-based photographer Tom Blachford casts them in a whole new light—literally. In his shots, only moonlight illuminates the homes, which were designed by William Krisel and Dan Palmer in the period between 1955 and 1965. Recently displayed in an exhibition at Modern Times in Melbourne, the prints are also for sale.
October 24, 2014
Industrial kitchen built on a budget.

Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.
October 24, 2014
The stainless steel Zoku Iced Coffee Maker.

This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of coffee and quickly chills it within the mug for a cold cup. Available for $30.
October 24, 2014
4 Furtif kitchen knives of varying length and size.

Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

Since the purpose of a chef’s knife hasn’t changed much in the last century, the design hasn’t really evolved either. Still, one given flaw is that almost all knives, with any amount of use, eventually require sharpening. That means home cooks will either make do with a dull knife, try to sharpen it themselves with a stone, or find a professional to rehabilitate the blade. Furtif manufactures its knives from a sophisticated material that requires sharpening once every 25 years. Available for $138.
October 24, 2014
Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones.

Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose

For over 20 years, Bose headphones have set the standard in noise-canceling technology. Their latest product, the QuietComfort 25, promises a purer listening experience by reducing the infamous "hiss" associated with other noise-cancelling devices. Designed with the hubbub of air travel in mind, the QC 25 is capable of drowning out even the most invasive racket. Meanwhile, balanced padding prevents these over-ear headphones from feeling too clumsy.Available for $300.
October 24, 2014
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How to Optimize Acoustics at Home

You've shelled out for a top-of-the line sound system or sleek, modern speakers, but are you getting the best listening experience at home? If you haven't thought about how your furnishings affect the way sound travels in a space, possibly not. Bill Bush, principal acoustics engineer at Sonos, offers seven easy fixes that will optimize your listening experience.
October 23, 2014
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Tour Impressive Buildings with Cool Spaces!

Great buildings are fodder for Instagrams and sometimes even architectural pilgrimages. But many admirers know little beyond the architect's name—if that. "Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture" is a PBS program that aims to change that. In the show, host Stephen Chung—who recently joined us at Dwell on Design NY—tours these spaces in order to bring to light the design stories that make them so interesting. The featured venues include performance, education, health, and sacred spaces, among others. Click through the slideshow to see some of the impressive buildings featured on the program.
October 23, 2014
Manhattan hotel room with vivid color treatment.

Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel

A Manhattan hotel uses color to create an immersive experience that brings together art, architecture, and interior design.
October 23, 2014
New York's newest taxi cab color.

Finding the Perfect Yellow Shade for NYC Taxi Cabs

New York’s newest taxi design proposes a dressed-up version of the classic yellow cab with a standardized hue.
October 23, 2014
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