Smart Thermostats Getting Smarter

The bar has been raised. Again. But this time it's the new kid on the block— and the bar was raised a lot. Thermostat newcomer Ecobee has been catching up to the venerable Nest over the last few years. But they recently upended the game with their latest offering, the Ecobee4. Clones of the popular Nest …

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Patio Style on the Cheap

With summertime comes warm temperatures, lazy days and backyard cookouts. A perfect time to spruce up the outdoor living areas with some fresh new patio furniture. Depending on your budget outdoor gear ranges from mild to wow— and everything in between. Trends are constantly changing and you'll find a variety of different options, if you …

Making Water

SunGlacier makes sculptures that produce water from thin air! The brainchild of Dutch artist Ap Verheggen, the  WaterCube is one design that melds art and technology. A photovoltaic solar panel powers the device to cool an aluminum block so that it causes water to condense on the core.  Verheggen has also designed fountains intended for use …

Dwell + Target

A new line rolled out this winter at your local Target store. The Modern by Dwell Magazine collection features furniture, home décor and accessories with a trendy. modern aesthetic. According to Mark Tritton, the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Target, their customers are searching for products with a modern vibe. We spend …

LED Candle 2.0

My New Flame by Ingo Maurer is a digital candle that is both bold and mesmerizing. The stark design exposes the requisite electronics and 128 LEDs that display a flickering flame that appears to be blown by a soft breeze. Two-side display allows the candle to be viewed from either side, power is supplied by …

Target Heads for the Finnish Line

In March the Minneapolis-based retailer announced a partnership with the Finnish design house, Marimekko. Best known for bold prints and bright colors, the Target collection will feature more than 200 items— ranging from swimsuits to snowboards. Founded in 1951 in Helsinki, Marimekko came to prominence in the Sixties with simple, colorful style fabrics for clothing …

Stylish Bedside Lamp

The Yeelight bedside lamp provides a soft glow or colorful display. Download the mobile app and control it via Bluetooth! Xiaomi have also included a touch-enabled top surface that allows users to control the Yeelight. Adjust the brightness, select different modes or slide your finger to choose the colors. Three preset modes are available: white, flow and night …