New “Metallic Wood” Is as Strong as Titanium But Much Lighter - Dwell.com

A newly invented material has the strength of titanium, however it's light enough to float on water.

Titanium has long been touted as the metal of the future, due to its strength, rust resistance, and amazing lightness. But it's not as strong as it could be, due to random defects in the way its atoms are stacked during the manufacturing process.

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Casper’s New $89 Lamp Promises to Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep - Dwell.com

Mattress startup Casper introduces a smart lamp designed to promote healthier sleep.

Casper, the company that reinvented how we buy mattresses, now wants to transform our sleep habits with Casper Glow—a new connected bedtime light. The small, cord-free lamp is designed to address a common culprit that can get in the way of a good night’s rest: light.

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Smart home companies are turning us all into crime fighters - will it actually work? - The Ambinet

Why turning to social media might not make us safer

In 2015 Ring installed video doorbells in 10% of homes in the Wilshire Park neighborhood as part of a pilot program with the Los Angeles Police Department. According to the company, the LAPD saw a 55% decrease in home break-ins over the following six months. It made for a nice flashy number for Ring to point at, and undoubtedly helped it in its journey to getting snapped up by Amazon, even if there's some debate over the evidence. 

It gave Ring a reason to hone in on the community angle, and now it's venturing into a new crime fighting space – social media. Will sharing what our smart home sees with our neighbors make us safer? Or will it redefine the term nosey neighbor?

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How Your Guests Can Take (& Share) Amazing Wedding Photos with Their Phones - MyRegistry.com

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As you plan your wedding, you might be wondering whether you need to hire a professional photographer. Yes, you probably should, but even one extremely capable professional can’t be everywhere at once. Harnessing your friends and family—who now have highly advanced cameras in their pockets and purses—means you can capture even more angles and unique memories of the fun.

These tips can help you get the wedding photos of your dreams, all from a smartphone.

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Modernist Master Florence Knoll Dies at 101 - Dwell.com

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Florence Knoll Bassett, whose interior “architecture” and iconic furniture designs set the standard for the midcentury modern interior, passed away Friday at age 101.

"I feel grateful to you for doing such work in a world where mediocrity is the norm." 

 —Charles Eames in a letter to Florence Knoll (the two studied together at the Cranbrook Academy of Art) 

Florence Knoll Bassett, known as Florence Knoll, died on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 101. Knoll invented the concept of "total design," revolutionizing interior space planning by embracing all elements in a room. She set the standard for midcentury modern interior design, one which is still followed today. 

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Casper’s New $89 Lamp Promises to Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep - Dwell.com

Smart Home

Mattress startup Casper introduces a smart lamp designed to promote healthier sleep.

Casper, the company that reinvented how we buy mattresses, now wants to transform our sleep habits with Casper Glow—a new connected bedtime light. The small, cord-free lamp is designed to address a common culprit that can get in the way of a good night’s rest: light.

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Tom Dixon's Latest IKEA Collaboration Is a Hackable Bed - Dwell.Com

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IKEA and Tom Dixon just unveiled a modular bed you can customize, personalize, and transform through a selection of headboards and accessories.

When British designer Tom Dixon first teamed up with Swedish flat-pack furniture maker IKEA, the result was a "hackable" sofa. Delaktig is a modular seating solution that can be modified, adapted, and added onto as your needs and life situation change. Now, the partnership has brought that same concept to the most-used piece of furniture in your home: the bed.

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10 Home Gadgets at CES 2019: Talking Toilets, Beer-Ordering Fridges, and More - Dwell.com

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Sleek design meets smart technology. Innovative solutions produce stylish results. And of course, there are robots and talking toilets.

Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, every January, the annual consumer electronics show CES is where we get a sneak peek at the latest tech gadgets we'll be buying in the next few years, and a glimpse into the future of technology.

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