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3 American Mattress Companies to Know Now

Three mattress companies offer innovative updates along with domestic production.
July 8, 2014
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Floating Prefab Concept Rethinks the Houseboat

Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.
July 8, 2014
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Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting app and accompanying scale start with a recipe and serving size and then walk through the instructions as you add each component. Available for pre-order, $80.
July 7, 2014
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Mr. Chair by George Mulhauser for Plycraft

Though Plycraft was later known for making facsimiles of Eames lounge chair designs, the company hired designer George Mulhauser for a line of original seating called "Mr. Chair"—here we take a closer look at the midcentury piece.
July 7, 2014
Tile transponder locates lost items

This Device Helps You Find Your Missing Keys

Shrinking circuits and displays means devices are easier to lose in couches and cars. When having a friend call your missing phone doesn’t work, you can use Tiles, matchbook-sized transponders that use Bluetooth 4.0 to relay their location to an app. Available for pre-order, $20 each.
July 7, 2014
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iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when the ideal temperature has been hit, which means you’re free from hovering over the flames and imprecisely prodding steaks with your fingers. Available online, $99.
July 7, 2014
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5 Remarkable Kitchen Renovations

Behold the mighty power of designers and architects to re-imagine and recast a kitchen, one of the most frequently renovated rooms in a modern home. You won't believe the before shots are from the same residences.
July 7, 2014
Grovemade wood desk accessories in maple

Streamlined Wood-and-Leather Desk Accessories

Earthy materials like wood and natural textiles have been popular for making phone cases and even speaker housings. Such materials look wonderfully incongruous next to the glass and polished metal covering sophisticated circuit boards. While producing custom-embossed iPhone cases, bamboo veneers for laptops, and leather notebook covers for clients like Nike, Google, Levi’s, and YouTube, Grovemade has released a line of desk accessories. Available online, from $29.
July 7, 2014
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LaMetric Smart Display

When you’re surrounded by high-resolution displays, classic pixelation takes on a retro novelty, which is what makes the LaMetric notification display look so good in an office or bedroom. Available for pre-order, $89.
July 7, 2014
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