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  1. Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze
    Product Reviews

    Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze

    Extend barbecue season as long as possible with the Ulaelu, a modular outdoor cooking platform that can be outfitted with every tool necessary for preparing meals outdoors. Add-ons, which include a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.30.14

  2. The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?
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    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  3. Gifts from the Dwell Store: For the Design Seeker
    Gift Guides

    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...

    written by: Marianne Colahan
    10.27.14

  4. Concrete Hotel in Puerto Rico Plays with Light and Shadow
    Hotels

    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...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.27.14

  5. Modern Mud Homes: A New Take on Building in Ghana
    A Great Idea

    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.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.27.14

  6. 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

  7. Midcentury Modern Homes of Palm Springs Under Moonlight
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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...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.24.14

  8. Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget
    Finishing Touch

    Inviting Kitchen Built on a Tight Budget

    In Austin, Texas, architect Sean Guess forges an inventive industrial kitchen for a cost-conscious couple.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.24.14

  9. This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes
    Product Reviews

    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...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  10. Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years
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    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,...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  11. Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose
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    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

  12. Every Room is a Different Hue in This Bright Manhattan Hotel
    In The Modern World

    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.

    written by: Dora Sapunar
    photos by: Eric Striffler
    10.23.14

  13. Wireless Speaker That Levitates
    Product Reviews

    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...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.23.14

  14. Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki
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    Design Proposals for a Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki

    An anonymous, open design competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is envisioning a new branch of the museum on in the South Harbor area of Helsinki. The museum would cover...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    10.22.14

  15. Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence
    Hotels

    Travel Pick: The Dean Hotel in Providence

    In Providence, Rhode Island, Ari Heckman and his design firm ASH NYC transform a century-old structure with a storied past into a boutique hotel that pays homage to its roots. With affordable rates...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.20.14

  16. Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design
    City Guide

    Dwell Guide to Los Angeles Design

    Dwell—which maintains two primary offices in San Francisco and New York—considers Los Angeles, host to our annual Dwell on Design show, as its third home. In homage, we've put together a local...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.20.14

  17. Home Share Lets You Stay in Gorgeous Designer Homes
    House Tours

    Home Share Lets You Stay in Gorgeous Designer Homes

    The brainchild of two Spanish graphic designers and travelers, Behomm offers an invite-only, curated home swap for the design community. The site lets designers and artists see and stay in over 1...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.18.14

  18. 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

  19. Must-Have Collectors Items at Brooklyn's Open Air Modern
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    Must-Have Collectors Items at Brooklyn's Open Air Modern

    Open Air Modern is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but its reach extends to midcentury Scandinavia and beyond with a selection of curated vintage furniture and a hand-culled design library.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.16.14

  20. Stunning Photographs of Modern Architecture
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    Stunning Photographs of Modern Architecture

    The disciplines of photography and modern architecture constantly intertwine, playing off each as they tell the story of society's development. An exhibition at the Barbican in London, open through...

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    10.15.14

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY
    Dwell on Design

    Exhibitor Spotlight: Dwell on Design NY

    Dwell on Design New York, October 9-11, 2014, broke with the trade show tradition in offering large-scale installations that transcend the boundaries of the booth. Click through the slideshow for a...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.25.14

  24. Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz
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    Ai Weiwei Exhibition Takes Over Alcatraz

    The Chinese artist uses the notorious prison as a backdrop for metal sculpture, colorful dragons, and Lego portraits.

    written by: Erika Heet
    09.24.14

  25. The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block
    Dwell on Design

    The Living: Using Biology as a Building Block

    Brooklyn-based architecture firm The Living, run by David Benjamin, aims to use biology to challenge traditional building methods. The winner of the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in 2014, the...

    written by: Allie Weiss
    09.24.14

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