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Bondo Basics for Designers and Modelmakers, Part 2

How to use polyester body filler to make complicated 3D shapes by hand<p>Here in Part 2 of his series on Bondo basics, industrial designer Eric Strebel …

World's first freeform 3D-printed house to break ground this year

The world’s first freeform 3D-printed home just got one step closer to fruition. Designed by WATG Urban, the Curve Appeal home won the Freeform Home …

Score Extra Storage With These 13 Smart Bedroom Furniture Ideas

Screenprinting: The Ultimate Studio Guide review

Screen printing is a welcome alternative for artists who want to take it slow and explore handmade. Whereas digital art gives creatives the …

Screen Printing

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Lose These 12 Bad Habits If You're Serious About Becoming a Millionaire

There are too many barriers on the path to success to tolerate the ones we create ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success is a mindset. In order to be successful you must commit to planning your life around that one burning goal or desire. Before making that …

Self-improvement

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom uses this simple trick to avoid putting things off. And so can you.<p>Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the …

10 of the world's most creative cities to live, work and play

When you work in the creative industries, the world is literally your oyster, as they say. With brilliant design studios, agencies and brands at …

Cape Town

How to Build a Better Brand With Human-Centered Design

Your brand needs to be a constantly evolving asset. Here are some recommendations on how to do that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating a brand in saturated markets is an increasingly difficult task. While adtech is making it easier to target potential customers, …

Marketing

These 5 Overlooked Habits Will Instantly Make You More Creative and Productive

It's not the complex actions that will lead to higher performance. It's the often overlooked actions that will raise performance.<p>When people think of high performance, they often associate it with complexity. But, elevating your game and boosting your creativity is far from being complex.<p>In fact, …

How Design Thinking Influences Business Building

Design thinking is not just for product development. It can be applied to solving your biggest business challenges.<p>Design thinking has evolved as an extremely effective method to not only identify and address customer challenges, but to really impact the overall design of your business. At its …

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

4 Time Management Tips that Involve a Little Investment of Time

You have probably heard the old adage of unclear origin: It takes money to make money. Substitute the word "time," and the saying applies to time …

Time Management

7 must-read books for design students

Heading off to uni this year, and looking for recommendations for graphic design books to keep you inspired? Maybe you're already studying and keen …

Graphic Design

The Way These Cabinets Open And Close

Tambour doors have been used in design for some time now, but Poritz & Studio has perfectly incorporated this classic element in their contemporary …

This Navy SEAL Says Your Lack of Motivation Does Not Matter (but This 1 Thing Does Big Time)

There is something much bigger at play when it comes to your success than merely being motivated.<p>Maybe you haven't heard of Jocko Willink, but there is a good chance you wouldn't want to make enemies with him.<p>Having spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy--with time spent commanding Task Unit Bruiser at …

10 Essential Products to Maximize a Small Home

Furniture with Storage<p><i>Rosanna Ceravolo Media Console; $1,299</i><p>A small living space often means few closets and limited storage space. When possible, …

Tiny home meets treehouse in this angular backyard extension

Fun!<p>Combining the crafty, floating glory of treehouses with the small-space creativity of tiny homes, this detached “extension” in Brisbane, Australia is an inventive take on adding living space in the backyard.<p>Rising right beside a large tree, the wedge-shaped dwelling aims to add function without …

Fully modular desk is every computer geek's dream come true

Matej Grozdanovic had a dream. His dream was to build the best computer desk in the world. Even better, he wanted to build a desk that can be used in …

Beautiful Industrial Design - Logitech CRAFT

Industrial design has definitely become a differentiator. We see that everywhere, from phones, computers, cars, pretty much every product tries to …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Healthy Eating

No More Ping-Pong Tables! This Designer Is Changing How Startup Offices Look And Feel.

New York-based interior designer Dani Arps is giving startup offices a chic, adult makeover. And there are no Ping-Pong tables in sight.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Do not ask Dani Arps for beer kegs, ball pits or beanbag chairs -- the interior designer …

Startups

Here's the Truth About Wood Veneers

How to know the good (parquet!) from the bad (um, laminate)<p>When you learn that a piece of furniture has a veneer, does it make you cringe a little? Admittedly us, too. But wood veneers, in fact, are a traditional and structurally significant aspect of furniture-making that still come into play in …

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity

Evidence shows that keeping an analog journal can help with productivity and creativity. Here are three simple tips to get started.<p>While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies …

8 common room layout mistakes to avoid

Whether you're having an extension or looking for better storage solutions, ensure your floor plan makes the most of your home's potential.<p>Whether …

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. The …

Productivity

Designer’s Guide to Prototyping [2017 edition] – Joanna Ngai – Medium

A guide to the landscape of prototyping in 2017.<p>It’s been close to a year since I’ve reviewed and assessed the state of prototyping tools. Major …

Prototyping

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …