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Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done

Smartphones may be mobile devices, but their short battery lives mean that users need to constantly tether themselves to wall outlets. With this in mind, Velvetwire set out to design a more stylish, eco-friendly way to recharge. The Powerslayer uses a special software to ensure devices don't overdraw power, which conserves energy and protects batteries. The Museum of Modern Art Design Store and Kickstarter recently announced the Velvetwire Powerslayer would be one of the products launched by their collaboration.
October 28, 2014
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8 Living Rooms We Love

From pretty sitting rooms to luxurious lounge areas, these supreme living spaces show how to make the much-used room stand out.
October 27, 2014

Philippe Starck Dreams Up Super Green Prefab System

The famed designer on how his modular living system offers a new, greener take on housing.
October 27, 2014
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Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker

This holiday season, the Dwell Store has assembled a series of gift guides to help find something for everyone on your list. This assortment of design gifts includes thoughtfully designed personal accessories and home accents alongside statement furniture and lighting. Perfect for the person on your gifting list that permanently resides on the cutting edge, this guide will satisfy even the most savvy design seeker. Discover eight distinctive gifts in this slideshow, and be sure to view the store's complete collection of gift guides.
October 27, 2014
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Get the Look: Wood Bathrooms

Though hard, nonporous surfaces like glass, steel, and tile typically come to mind in bathroom design, marine-grade wood can be a smart choice to warm up a bathing space.
October 27, 2014
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Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow

El Blok, a 22-room hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico, strikes a unique profile—its meandering shape features numerous cut-outs that let light in, casting playful shadows. The LEED Gold-certified property, designed by San Juan-based firm Fuster + Architects, opened this fall. Click through the slideshow to peek inside.
October 27, 2014
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Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana

A design contest wants Ghanaians to envision modern homes hewn from the material beneath their feet.
October 27, 2014
"Less but Better" by Dieter Rams and "Pantone on Fashion: A Century in Color Design" by Leatrice Eiseman and E.P. Cutler

5 Must-Read Books On Color

New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.
October 25, 2014
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Painting the Modern World: Color-Saturated Design and Architecture

We dive into the wonderful world of color in Dwell's October 2014 issue, delving into how designers, architects, artists, hotels, companies, and educators saturate their surroundings.
October 25, 2014
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