3 Types of Thoughtful Gifts That Cost Next-To-Nothing

What is a gift exactly? We say it’s selflessly giving someone something they want or need. What isn’t a gift? Something that has to always comes in a box. We’re quickly approaching the holiday season where the focus is all about buy buy buy but maybe you’d rather switch gears this year, maybe you’d rather give something that doesn’t come from a store. We have a few ideas to get you started.

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Bruise suit shows para-athletes where they are injured

By Katie Treggiden

Bruise for sporting injuries by RCA students

A group of Royal College of Art students has developed a suit that enables athletes with sensation loss to instantly detect and assess the severity of sporting injuries. (more…)

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Raphael Dark Blue Wallpaper — Maxwell's Daily Find 11.21.14

Raphael Dark Blue Wallpaper

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I found this on Pinterest and found it stunning. Swedish wallpaper from Sandberg and available in NYC via Stark. Raphael comes in four colorways, and the other collections are super beautiful as well.

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Curving concrete shell encases Paul Smith store by System Lab

By Jessica Mairs

Paul Smith‘s flagship store in the South Korean capital is housed in a softly curved white shell punctuated by small circular windows and a bright yellow entrance (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Bulo's Dan modular furniture system is built from wooden ladders

By Dan Howarth

Dan collection by Bulo

Belgian furniture brand Bulo has launched a range of modular office furniture based around black ash wood frames. (more…)

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Tie Up Loose Ends & Take Your "After" Photos — The Style Cure: Assignment #20

Here we are, with just enough time left to tie up any loose ends, touch up the paint, adjust that slightly crooked frame, fluff the pillows and then take some fantastic “after” photos to compare to the “befores” you took all the way back on Day 3.

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David Chipperfield's Moganshan Road office building features an all-copper facade

By Amy Frearson

A grid of muted copper frames the large windows of this slender office building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield for a park-side site in Hangzhou, China (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Where Celebs Live in New York — Design News

Up for a little star spotting? Rental listings site Rentenna has updated their map of celebrity homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Additions from last year’s list include Leonardo DiCaprio’s new health-centric condo and Lady Gaga’s move from LES to Central Park South.

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Design Trend: A Gallery of Bold & Innovative Mirrors

Lighting has been big in recent years, with designers using new technology and materials to create uniquely-designed lamps, chandeliers, and sconces that are endlessly creative and beautifully sculptural. Now it seems like mirrors are following suit, as designers experiment with new methods and shapes to make interesting and reflective decor that straddles the line between art and function. Here are some recent favorites that put beauty in the mundane.

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Cool Gifts & Gadgets for the Tech Lover on Your Christmas List

It’s rare to be surprised anymore by new innovations coming out of the tech industry. After all, it’s not been that long since our phones were wired. But if you want to surprise the serious tech heads in your family this holiday season, you need to check out these seriously innovative items:

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