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  1. Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM
    Dwell on Design

    Innovative Academic Spaces by SOM

    A panel at Dwell on Design NY will explore how tech-forward teaching and learning is changing how we conceptualize academic spaces. Joining the discussion is Colin Koop from Skidmore, Owings &...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.26.14

  2. Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist
    House Tours

    Idyllic Home Designed for an Artist

    In the remote San Juan Islands, an artist and an architect collaborate on a modern residence dedicated to creative pursuits.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Eirik Johnson
    10.01.14

  3. Speed Up Your Cooking Time with Grooved Pots and Pans
    Product Reviews

    Speed Up Your Cooking Time with Grooved Pots and Pans

    An Oxford University professor incorporates grooves inspired by motorcycle engines in an innovative new pot design that promises a 30% faster boiling point.

    written by: Alexander George
    10.15.14

  4. Designing Norwegian in Sri Lanka
    Travel Reports

    Designing Norwegian in Sri Lanka

    A Norwegian architecture firm tackles an exotic design commission: a new foreign ministry office in Sri Lanka.

    written by: Ali B. Zagat
    10.16.14

  5. Does Smart Automation Redeem a Sprinkler System?
    Product Reviews

    Does Smart Automation Redeem a Sprinkler System?

    Sprinkler systems are just now catching up to the rest of the world’s connected devices, and with a reputation for wasting water resources, it's a tool that lends itself well to monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.17.14

  6. Vibrating Sound Architecture Arrives in Downtown New York
    Event Spotlight

    Vibrating Sound Architecture Arrives in Downtown New York

    What's vibrating, neon pink, and stuffed in a storefront gallery in New York City's Nolita neighborhood? A sound-based installation by innovative studio THEVERYMANY at Storefront for Art and...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.17.14

  7. Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose
    Product Reviews

    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 ...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  8. 5 Must-Read Books On Color
    Books

    5 Must-Read Books On Color

    New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.

    written by: Luke Hopping
    10.25.14

  9. Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015
    Travel Reports

    Sneak Peek of Neri & Hu's Home Concept for IMM Cologne 2015

    Every year at IMM Cologne, the Das Haus installation gives a designer free reign to re-conceptualize the home in a large-scale installation. This year, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri & Hu,...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  10. Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done
    Product Reviews

    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...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.28.14

  11. 6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation
    How To

    6 Tips for a Pain-Free Kitchen Renovation

    With the average kitchen remodel costing around $55,000, it’s easy to see why homeowners look for ways to save money on a renovation. And considering how many decisions are made with this highly...

    written by: Anne Reagan
    10.28.14

  12. Dyson Humidifier Will Keep Your Air Clean Using Bacteria-Killing Technology
    Product Reviews

    Dyson Humidifier Will Keep Your Air Clean Using Bacteria-Killing Technology

    Sir James Dyson’s team specializes in taking staid appliances and reinventing them into something functional, beautiful, and often justifiably expensive. His team’s most recent subject is a self...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  13. These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe
    Product Reviews

    These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe

    The Notion is among the recent home security systems that uses multiple types of sensors to monitor threats like water damage or burglary. The central hub connects to Wi-Fi and draws information...

    written by: Alexander George
    11.03.14

  14. Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens
    In The Modern World

    Clever Concept Tackles Movement Toward Smaller Kitchens

    A modular culinary concept addresses the mass movement toward small-space living.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.07.14

  15. Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage
    Product Reviews

    Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth continue to spread to every household item, with safety monitoring systems getting particular attention. Wally is among the first devices to use that connectivity for moisture...

    written by: Alexander George
    11.07.14

  16. New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World
    Context

    New Kids on the Bloc: American Architects in the Post-Soviet World

    Three New York-based architects discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of designing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

    written by: William Lamb
    11.07.14

  17. 6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now
    Product Reviews

    6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now

    Brew the perfect cup of joe, add counter appeal, and discover a growing trend in cooking methods with the new appliances in our roundup.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  18. Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter
    Product Reviews

    Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

    Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.14

  19. Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Mini Modernist
    Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Mini Modernist

    Jump start a child's design education with a savvy gift—from a smart game to a playful lamp—this holiday season.

    written by: Allie Weiss
    11.13.14

  20. Stay in Bed a Little Longer and Brew Your Coffee from Your Smartphone
    Product Reviews

    Stay in Bed a Little Longer and Brew Your Coffee from Your Smartphone

    While the modern kitchen grows smarter and smarter, the technology behind the coffee maker remains fairly rudimentary. A collaboration between Belkin and Mr. Coffee is aiming to change that....

    written by: Alexander George
    11.14.14

  21. A Bold New Take on the Traditional Light Switch
    Product

    A Bold New Take on the Traditional Light Switch

    The tactile, colorful, and programmable Smart Booo presents a colorful take on the staid switch.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    11.24.14

  22. Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That
    Product Reviews

    Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That

    While effective, leaf blowers generally and deservedly draw ire from neighbors for being loud and polluting. The EPA has cracked down on emissions and noise laws, so new blowers are built with...

    written by: Alexander George
    12.03.14

  23. Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas
    In The Modern World

    Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary, Easy-to-Build Shelters for Disaster-Prone Areas

    Responding to the displacement caused by Typhoon Haiyan, architect Shigeru Ban designed a series of easy-to-build prefab shelters for the Philippines.

    written by: Erika Heet
    12.12.14

  24. You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues
    In The Modern World

    You Won't Believe That These Incredible Modern Buildings are Chapels and Synagogues

    Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.

    12.16.14

  25. Say No to Bland Walls with These 10 Standout Artworks
    Product

    Say No to Bland Walls with These 10 Standout Artworks

    If your walls could talk, they’d say “hang something nice on us!” From prints to one-of-a-kind artworks, these ten items are standouts.

    written by: Diana Budds
    12.29.14

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