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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
High school hallway with color treatment by Publicolor.

Using Color for Good: Q&A with Designer Ruth Lande Shuman

Industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman, who founded the nonprofit Publicolor, expounds on color’s emotional value.
October 23, 2014
Opposing magnates allow the speaker to levitate above its base.

Wireless Speaker That Levitates

In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out. The latest product from Oakland-based Om Audio is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker built into a lightweight levitating orb. Opposing magnets allow the speaker to hover gently over a discrete base while it plays audio. And although presentation is the Om/One's main appeal, its 1100-decibal output makes it more powerful than many of its competitors Available for pre-order for $199. (Read about more modern speakers here.)
October 23, 2014
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Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser

Vienna-based potter Matthias Kaiser blends Japanese ceramics technique with quirky modernism.
October 23, 2014
Concrete facade of three level, one-man sauna.

Inside This Modern Tower Is an Idyllic One-Man Sauna

Münster-based firm Modulorbeat recently built a one-man sauna on an abandoned steel factory site as part of a year-long festival exploring the economic uncertainty of the region surrounding Bochum, Germany, a former industrial hotbed. The 25-foot-high tower is made from stacked precast concrete units. With three floors and a lounge deck, the compact unit includes a plunge pool, a sauna, and what the firm calls a relaxation room on the top, offering a stunning view of the sky.
October 23, 2014
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