Do You Suffer from Smartphone Hangovers?

Smarphone hangovers are the new thing in science. Last week I wrote a post about why I wasn’t using my smart phone as an alarm anymore and it caused quite an uproar. Researchers at Michigan State University have found that late night use of smartphones (which may include using them before bed) have been scientifically proven to prevent easy sleep.

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Dezeen Guide update: September 2014

By Dan Howarth

Dezeen Guide update: September 2014 – Beijing

Dezeen Guide: September is set to be a busy month of architecture and design events, with festivals taking place in London, Paris, Helsinki, Beijing (pictured) and more. (more…)

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Just How Smelly Is Your Home? How Our Brains Ignore Everyday Smells — The Science of Us

Could your house be smelling a little… err… ripe right now without you even realizing it? Evidently, the answer is yes. Turns out, “nose-blindness” or sensory adaptation is a real thing and here’s the fascinating reason it exists.

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Before & After: Anam's Tables Go Two-Tone

These tables had lived at Anam’s house since before she was born, so it was about time they got an upgrade. She says, “I’m surprised no one threw these tables away and I’m glad they didn’t.”

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First images of Apple Campus under construction captured using a drone-mounted GoPro

By Anna Winston

News: a YouTube user has uploaded aerial footage of the construction site for the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Campus shot using a GoPro video camera mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle (+ movie). (more…)

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Dream Chores: What Mundane Tasks Are You Just Dying To Do?

You know you’re busy when you plaintively declare, “I just want to do laundry so bad!” We’ve been working 18-hour days, finishing up a reno on one house, prepping another to sell, and moving from one to the other. This means that laundry— when it’s done at all—is a midnight event.

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Historical movie images adorn the facade of National Film School in Dublin

By Alyn Griffiths

Images from the history of cinematography are printed onto the glass facade of the National Film School on the outskirts of Dublin, by local architecture office ABK (+ slideshow). (more…)

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A Detached Garage Turned Into a Cool Teen Hangout — Professional Project

Project by: Christina Britt Lewis of The Redesign Company

Clients: sons Cole & Camden

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

We live in a little house with a detached garage. We sold our big house with the “bonus room” on purpose ten years ago so that we could afford to start over and do what we love for a living. It’s a choice we never regret, but we make BIG boys and they have BIG friends. They needed more space so we redesigned our garage.

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Who Made Graphic Black & White Art? — Good Questions

Q: Hello Apartment Therapy,

I’d love to find out who made this are. Please help!



Thanks!

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Conceptual skyscraper designed for London could house its own metropolis

By Amy Frearson

News: this competition-winning design by SURE Architecture envisions a futuristic skyscraper that could house an entire city – with its own ecosystem and a spiralling form that could be extended infinitely upwards. (more…)

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