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

Ikea Bed

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

LaMetric

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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Tech Talk: 4 Smart Devices to Make Pet Care a Breeze (Video) - Dwell.com

Smart Home

Connect your pets to the Internet to help you monitor, feed, and care for them when you can’t be there.

Smart home devices let you check in on your home when you’re not there, giving you peace of mind that everything is okay. But did you know they can help you look after your pets? 

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Tech Talk: Start Your Smart Home For Under $200 (Video) - Dwell.com

Smart Home

A smart home doesn’t have to be an expensive home. Here are three ways you can add some cool, connected capabilities for under $200.

The idea of a fully automated smart home can be a little overwhelming, both in concept and cost. But you don’t need to go all-in on connected tech to benefit from it. Instead, install a few devices that address specific needs, provide some neat modern conveniences, and cost a lot less. 

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A Cinder Block Duplex in Charleston Is Recast as a New York–Style Loft - Dwell

Charleston Home

The industrial-modern Metamorphosis House is now a showcase for art.

When architect Kevan Hoertdoerfer was asked to turn "probably the ugliest house in Charleston" into the proverbial swan, he was both thrilled and apprehensive. "It’s a dream to have a client who gives you an open book," he says of the instruction to do anything he wanted. "On the other hand, you’re compelled to do something really powerful." The resulting metamorphosis of a squat 1950s cinder block duplex into a concrete and glass neighborhood standout leaves no trace of its ugly duckling origins.

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Meet The Firm That’s Reimagining Life in Antarctica - Dwell Magazine

The largest community on the planet’s coldest continent needs a smaller, smarter facility to continue its crucial work. It may be on the verge of getting one.

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Within and Without - Dwell Magazine

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A Texas interior designer expands her vision outdoors with a water-wise garden.

The first thing that strikes you about interior designer Lynn Rush’s home is that it’s black. The second is that its dark plaster walls are slowly being enveloped by swaths of brilliant green ivy. Surrounded by peach stucco mansions, this LEED Platinum residence on the outskirts of Dallas is wholly different, but without sticking out like the proverbial sore thumb. Instead, its low profile seems to dissolve into a backdrop of native plantings.  

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