Chinese company 3D prints 10 buildings in a day using construction waste

By Amy Frearson

News: Chinese materials firm Yingchuang New Materials has reportedly produced 10 3D-printed buildings in 24 hours, using a custom-built machine that outputs layers of construction waste mixed with cement (+ slideshow). (more…)

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20×200 Returns with New Art Today — Design News

When affordable art site 20×200 shuttered last year, it left a frame-sized hole in our hearts. Today its beta site, You Should Buy Art—which returned in the fall selling past prints—is releasing its first new work. The new print will be $10 until 3pm ET. The site will also have twice-weekly new releases from now on.

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10 Small Spaces with Wonderful Wallpaper

When it comes to design, sometimes you just have to go bold, and small spaces are perfect for giving your imagination free rein. Constraint breeds creativity, and corners, ceilings, closets, nooks, and crannies can all be converted easily into luxurious, dream-like spaces with a bit of verve and paper.

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Austin & Jenny's Sunny LA Loft — House Tour

industrial loft bedroom with exposed wooden beams and closet storage


Name: Austin and Jenny Flack (+ Emmy Lou)
Location: Lincoln Heights; Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,200 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year; Rented

We had the pleasure of ending a two day road trip at the home of Austin and Jenny Flack, in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. In a home nestled in a a group of industrial-style lofts, newlyweds Austin and Jenny have created an open, airy space full of upcycled elements, combined with a modern, streamlined feel.

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Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Christopher's Colorful and Modern Apartment

Small Space Lessons: Kitchen Counter Bar with Aluminum Barstools

What initially caught my eye about Christopher’s entry from 2013 Small Cool Contest was how fun it was due to the way he incorporated color, texture and patterns all throughout his teeny tiny apartment. A closer look shows how he deftly arranged and decorated his home in a way that makes the most out of the 350 square feet space.

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Interactive slideshow: Normann Copenhagen's latest furniture collection

By Olivia Mull

This interactive slideshow includes the latest collection by Danish design brand Normann Copenhagen, exhibited in Milan earlier this month. (more…)

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Dezeen Mail #199

By Ross Bryant

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Designs of the Year 2014 category winners, including Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center and Prada’s Spring Summer 2014 collection, lead this week’s Dezeen Mail newsletter, along with the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.

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Purina One Hosts Pop-Up Cat Cafe in NYC This Weekend — Design News

Today through Sunday, you can enjoy a free cat’achino and pet some felines at Purina One’s pop-up Cat Café. Sixteen furry friends from the North Shore Animal League will be roaming the premises looking for ear scratches and belly rubs. Not in New York? The pop-up will be livestreamed.

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SPONSORED POST: Four Decor Rules We Love To Break — HomeGoods

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Sure, it’s smart to stick to the basics like scale and color theory when it comes to good design, but sometimes we forget that the #1 design rule is also the simplest: happiness rules! Bending the rules for the sake of a smile is always a good design decision. HomeGoods is all about bringing home the happy, and the newest items in stores this spring are certainly helping us think outside the box to turn our spaces into happier places.

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Before & After: An Over-Madeover Console Gets Just the Right Amount of Love

Emilie found this vintage record player console at her local charity shop for 10 bucks, and boy was it in a sorry state. Over the years, it had undergone many makeovers (and accumulated many many layers of paint), but Emilie suspected she might have uncovered a hidden gem so she decided to put in some love see what she wound up with.

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