The Roundish Chair Blurs the Line Between Home and Work

As the intersection of home and work grows increasingly tighter, designers are being called to respond to a new way of living. At Salone del Mobile, Japanese furniture manufacturer Maruni and designer Naoto Fukasawa presented a new chair concept – The Roundish Chair – focused on the limitless possibilities of space and furniture. Fukasawa commented, “The uses and applications of spaces are no longer strictly defined. There are also no more divisions between different categories of furniture, like between office and dining room chairs or between different types of sofas. This is because our modern era requires high-quality spaces and furniture that fits into our various lifestyles. We have created a booth that responds perfectly to the needs and trends of …

Neutral decor combined with curved windows

  I obviously like the historic details in this beautiful home and those curved windows add just so much character to this interior. When you have such great features in your home, I think it will look even better combined with neutral interior objects. The color palette of this living and dining room is mainly grey, with the exception of the sheep skins in the living room and the wood of the flooring and series 7 chairs* in the kitchen dining space. I love that their is even a little seating nook in the kitchen window, this looks so great and I think it’s the perfect spot to soak up some spring sun. Styling by Grey Deco, photographed by Anders Bergstedt for Stadshem …

Meet Doggo: Stanford’s cute open-source four-legged robot

Students from Stanford University have welcomed a new addition to their campus: Doggo, a four-legged robot that hopes to find a home in research labs around the world. Doggo follows similar designs to other small quadrupedal robots, but what makes it unique is its low cost and accessibility. While comparable bots can cost tens of thousands of dollars, the creators of Doggo — Stanford’s Extreme Mobility lab — estimate its total cost to be less than $3,000. What’s more, the design is completely open source, meaning anyone can print off the plans and assemble a Doggo of their very own. Open-source plans mean anyone can download and build Doggo for $3,000 “We had seen these other quadruped robots used in …

10 cool gadgets and everyday products on sale this weekend

Four things are necessary for your survival on this here Earth: food, water, oxygen, and shelter. That’s just Biology 101.  Now, your access to the following 10 items won’t mean the difference between life and death. But they *can* mean the difference between, say, an organized wallet and a bulky pocket, or a delicious home-cooked dinner and a Lean Cuisine you found in the back of your freezer. Plus, they’re all on sale for the next few days, so you really can’t go wrong by checking them out. Full Face Snorkel and Diving Mask A must-have for any tropical getaway, this GoPro-compatible diving mask lets you record underwater adventures without obscuring your view of the ocean floor. It also features …

Little Printer returns as an open-source messaging device

Berg’s Little Printer, an adorable internet-connected box that printed out tiny snippets of news, Instagram photos, and to-do lists, stopped working when the studio and its servers shut down in 2014. Now, design consultancy firm Nord Projects has brought it back to life with a brand-new app, and it added the ability to send messages between devices, as reported by Core77. A group of Little Printer enthusiasts on GitHub collaborated to get the device back online through an open-source server called Sirius. Nord Projects then designed a Little Printers iOS app that re-created old favorite features like poster fonts and dithergrams, while adding a few more modern touches. The app lets you print photos and notes via the iOS Share …

White living room with great details

This living room is al white, including the floors and is the perfect canvas for a great interior styling. The room was styled in a modest, subtile yet warm vibe which has been made more fresh with the large plants by the window.  The large fluffy area rug combined with the fabric sofa makes for a cozy textile mix and the black leather armchair and the black Menu sofa tables* add great accents to all the white. The art wall is pretty impressive too and makes the high ceilings look even more impressive. A perfectly balanced living room, styled to perfection if you ask me. Styled by Nouvel Interior, photographed by Alen Cordic for Bjurfors The post White living room …

Grab a Google Home Hub for just $90 — that’s almost $60 in savings

In this age of technological advancement, it seems like one of the most coveted life goals among the masses is being a proud owner of a fully connected home, chock-full of smart devices that work together like a beautiful symphony.  The less dramatic way of putting it would be to say that everyone wants a smart home.  Why? Well first of all, it’s just cool, and second of all, being surrounded by smart devices makes life infinitely easier. The only downside is that once you reach a certain number, these devices can be hard to keep track of and control — and that’s why you need a central hub. SEE ALSO: 10 of the best smart scales, according to online …

Lutron’s new dimmer for Hue lights fixes the wall switch problem

If you have ever used smart light bulbs like the ones made by Hue or Lifx, you’re probably familiar with what happens when someone turns off the light switch that those bulbs are connected to: the lights lose all of their smarts and connectivity. Some solutions to this problem have been taping over the light switch so those unfamiliar with your home’s smart lighting setup don’t use it, or going into the switch itself and wiring it so it’s permanently “on.” Lutron’s new Aurora dimmer fixes this problem in a more convenient way: when you mount it on top of the wall switch, it lets you control your Hue lights without having to use a phone app or voice assistant. …

Top 20 Home Tours of All Time: #6 An Old Home with a New Life in Tacoma, Washington

Today’s #6 spot on the Top 20 Home Tours list is a space that stood out to us for so many reasons. First, it had some fantastic DIY elements (like the copper rod shelving in the kitchen we fell for immediately). Second, it had that perfect mix of old and new that we all love so much here at Design*Sponge. We loved the way Lindy and Travis added vintage furniture, rugs, and detailing into their modernized renovation. It makes their space feel warm, welcoming, and full of character. Enjoy revisiting this lovely Tacoma home. xo, Grace #6: An Old Home with a New Life in Tacoma, Washington Who Lives There: Travis and Lindy Dodge Where: Tacoma, Washington DS debut: August 2015 Photographed by Candice …

Beautifully decorated attic home

You know I really like a home when I’m having trouble selecting images for a blogpost and this is definitely one of those homes I must say ! Styled by Emma Fisher to perfection, this renovated attic apartment looks so soft an inviting. The greige walls throughout the home reflect the sunlight in a very soft way and the decor with black accent pieces matches this wall color just perfectly. The newly built kitchen in grey fits perfectly under the angled roof and I love that the open shelving is cut off on different lengths as well to fit this look. The ladder to the rooftop can be stored away by the wall there when it’s not in use and …

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan is down to just £8.32 a month

Your hobbies are an essential part of what makes you who you are, and it’s vital to allow your passion for these pursuits to blossom. If you are a creative type, there’s a service out there that can help you reach your potential. Adobe’s Creative Cloud is full of great apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web. Whether you’re a professional or beginner, Adobe’s Creative Cloud provides a tailored solution for your specific skill level. The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is designed for advanced photographers. The plan includes Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop, as well as 20GB of cloud storage, so you can edit, store, and share your photos. It’s a complete creative service, and is down …

How to watch space launches as they happen

George Méliès’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon has been watched by countless film and science fiction buffs. Besides its innovative (for the time) effects, one reason for its enduring popularity is humanity’s fascination with the idea of space travel. Today, however, we have an advantage that has nothing to do with special effects. We can watch real rockets go to space. Most of us aren’t aware of how many launches take place each year. Besides flights to and from the International Space Station (ISS), there are satellites being sent into orbit, exploratory craft, and new technologies being tested. And because current technologies allow us to view the process to a greater extent than ever before (with more actual …

Three big reasons why Americans aren’t upgrading their phones

Last month, Verizon and AT&T made official something you’ve probably been aware of for a while: American smartphone owners are upgrading a lot less than they used to. In fact, they’re hitting record lows at the two biggest US carriers, with people apparently more content than ever to keep hold of their existing device. This is a global trend, as the smartphone market is reaching maturity and saturation in many developed nations, and yet it’s most pronounced in the United States for a few reasons particular to the country. The Apple and Samsung duopoly If you were to ask me to name the most exciting phones of 2019, top of my mind would be Huawei’s P30 Pro, with its exotic …

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Day in a minute

ADVERTISING CONTENT FROM Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.As a New York City real estate agent and design consultant, David Palmieri likes his days action-packed. Check out our video above for a day in his life — all in a New York minute — and read on for tips on how to be your most productive self by choosing technology that enables your lifestyle. Here’s a hint: you’re going to want to grab a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Compute Platform-powered Always on, Always Connected PC, stat.  Read more… “I’m up in East Harlem, I’m down in the Financial District, I’m signing papers with clients in my Park Avenue office,” Palmieri said. “I’m all over the city every day, and I need to be connected.”More …

14 Carry-On Suitcases Frequent Flyers Always Buy and You Should, Too

The very first time I went on a long Summer vacation, I took the biggest suitcase I could find and overflowed it with tons of clothes I never ended up wearing. It was a rookie move, and I learned my lesson. I spent every couple days switching cities and hotels lugging a huge bag I grew to hate. After that, I swore to myself I would only travel with carry-on luggage (as long as the trip wasn’t over a few weeks), and it’s a promise I’ve kept to myself. Now, I’m a pro at packing, and the key is to have a suitcase that perfectly fits everything you need. If you are headed on a vacation this season and also …