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An illustrated guide to Frank Lloyd Wright

Get to know the architect’s signature buildings<p>Believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. Purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. …

101 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? If so, what’s holding you back? If not having enough money to get started, then I’ve got some excellent news for you. You can start countless businesses for under a $100.<p>Over they years I've done many odd jobs to pay bills. While it's not always …

Small Business

Does the size of your firm affect your pay? Intermediate architect edition

Since 2013, Archinect’s Architecture Salary Poll has collected information on job salaries and satisfaction. The data, submitted anonymously, is …

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

Murder In Karachi

Amjad Sabri. (Source: PTI/File photo)<p>On June 22 somebody in Karachi killed Amjad Sabri “qawwal” who sang praises of the Prophet PBUH and enjoyed the …

Pakistan

What's in cigarette smoke? Most people don't know

(Reuters Health) – Many people in a recent study said they’d tried to find out what chemicals are in tobacco products or smoke, but most were not familiar with components other than nicotine.<p>Surveyed by phone, more than half the respondents said they’d like to see this information on cigarette …

Public Health

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Design

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Geology

Articles about ingenious new building method replaces concrete block rammed earth on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses.<p>Studio eM Design’s rammed-earth home in Corrales, New Mexico, updates the regional adobe archetype into a hallmark of sustainable...<p>A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>When …

Architecture

How Moo Is Redesigning Business Cards For The Digital Age

Moo’s Business Card+ is embedded with an NFC chip so you can share your contacts or portfolio by simply tapping a smartphone.<p>In the age of smartphones and social media, the process of handing out a physical card with your name and information on it can seem remarkably antiquated. Yet the appeal of …

20 Movies That Understand The Complexities of Female Friendship

We all know those films that instantly remind you of your best friends, past and present, they’re called buddy films. Our best friends are there to …

~ 12 Things Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

A dozen new things you can learn right now.

Creativity

The mysterious neuroscience of holy buildings - CNN Style

Written by Meera Senthilingam<p>Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind was CNN Style's guest editor for July 2015. Exploring the theme of architecture and emotion, he commissioned a series of features on the relationship between the buildings we create and the way they make us feel.<p>Picture in your …

CNN

A Brief History Of Footwear, From The Dignified To The Ridiculous

Working at Oak Street Bootmakers, George Vlagos is refining a craft that’s taken thousands of years for humanity to build from the sole upward. In fact, as long as there have been human beings, it turns out, there have been people who just want a nice pair of shoes.<p>Believe it or not, the sandal and …

Wikimedia

How lucid dreaming can improve your creativity while you sleep

Imagine falling asleep and being able to pick up writing tips from Hemingway, hit tennis balls with Serena Williams, or pitch your startup to Peter Thiel knowing you can carry these very skills and experiences into waking life.<p>Imagine being able to fly, relax on a beach, or even calm your anxiety …

Consciousness

India is now home to the world’s first airport that runs entirely on solar power

If you thought that globetrotting solar-powered airplane was impressive, wait until you see the solar airport that India just finished building. …

Renewable Energy

Here's a peek at the incredibly detailed diary Heath Ledger kept to play the Joker in 'The Dark Knight'

The late Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing the Joker in "The Dark Knight" for good reason. His committed performance brought the iconic comic …

Comic Books

17 things that prove Dubai is the most over-the-top place on earth

And while many know that the aptly named City of Gold is awash in opulence, said opulence is so extreme it's often hard to fathom.<p>We've found 17 things that prove just how decadent Dubai is.<p><b>1.</b><b>Dubai's police drive $1.79 million supercars</b><p>Dubai's police force drives cars most people can only dream of, …

Burj Al Arab
Autonomous Vehicle

Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea

The Danish company Reform asked BIG, Henning Larsen Architects, and Norm to design modified fronts and table tops for Ikea kitchen cabinets.<p>Reform is a new Danish furniture company with an intriguing business model: By taking Ikea flat-pack kitchen components and modding them into custom units, it …

A new study is upending long-held theories about the relationship between birth order and personality

But those stereotypes bear little validity, according to a recent study that researchers say is "the biggest in history looking at birth order and personality."<p>A study of 377,000 high school students by University of Illinois psychologists found that firstborns have an IQ advantage, on average, of …

Psychology

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many …

Cornell is building an insanely energy efficient dorm in New York City, and it could change how we make buildings forever

Cornell Tech, an applied sciences program out of Cornell University, is building a giant futuristic campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island. But the most exciting part of the campus isn't in the academic buildings or green spaces — it's the dorms.<p>The campus's 250-foot tall residential high-rise …

Green Living