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You've Never Seen Bookcases Quite Like These Before

(Image credit: Clippings)<p>One of my favorite things about design is its potential to elevate everyday objects — to take things you thought you knew …

Framing

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

9 projects that reimagine old buildings, from factories to firehouses

What’s old is new again<p>Adaptive reuse can mean a lot of different things, from reinventing an old school building to repurposing shipping containers as homes. At its core, the concept is about repurposing an old building into something new.<p>But adaptive reuse differs from renovation in one important …

Japanese Photographer’s Stylish Abode Is A Dream Home For Minimalists

<b>Located in</b> Shiga, Japan, ‘House for a Photographer’ is a creation by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects—designed to be modern and minimalist, the …

Architecture

10 innovative homes built on extremely tight budgets

Following the UK launch of an affordable micro home that takes less than a day to build, here's a look at 10 properties from around the world that …

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …

Architecture

Infographic: 23 writing redundancies to avoid

Concise writing gets results and gets read.<p>If tight writing is your goal, an infographic from Global English Editing can help. The graphic excoriates …

Public Relations

How Amazon Stays More Agile Than Most Startups

Last Thursday, Amazon launched Echo Look. The company’s latest addition, much like its digital cousins, is essentially a Wi-Fi speaker — a sort of Siri-in-a-tube — that listens to and obeys people’s commands. It can call Uber, order pizza from Domino’s, and answer trivia questions. But it can do …

Innovation

Bamboo biennial explores material's beauty and versatility in design

It’s the first ever<p>Bamboo is favored by architects and designers the world over: Timber derived from the fast-growing plant has proven hard-wearing and flat-out beautiful. And the ease with which it can be cultivated is a huge plus in the eco-conscious world of design.<p>It makes sense, then, that a …

This Urban Canopy Could Help Cool Super-Hot Cities

Here’s a way to beautify city streets and keep them cool and usable in summer.<p>In summer, temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona, can climb to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Part of the swelter is due to naturally arid conditions in the Sonoran Desert, but man-made influences like the urban heat island effect–a …

Green Roofs

7 Significant Steps to Projecting Confidence | Inc.com

Some people exude the kind of assurance that gives them an air of power, trustworthiness and grace. This personality instantly generates respect and often admiration from others. These types often gravitate to leadership positions because they seem to be able to handle anything with steadfast …

Body Language

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

The top 10 business visionaries creating value for the world

Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums up the drawbacks of such a focus:<p>Over the course of several months, we scoured the business landscape for inventive leaders making bold moves to create value for four constituencies: <b>shareholders</b>,</b> …

Silicon Valley

5 mindsets that have helped successful people bounce back from failure

Milton Hershey was a 'nobody' who, according to Biography, became the American manufacturer and philanthropist who founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and popularized chocolate candy throughout much of the world.<p>He started three separate candy ventures before he found success. None of them worked …

Self-improvement

The 9 Best Ideas For Tiny Spaces From New York Design Week

At NYCxDesign, we saw tons of designers who were solving the problem of living comfortably and efficiently in tiny spaces. Here are our favorites.<p>New York’s annual design festival, NYCxDesign, brings together architects, designers, and makers from around the world to showcase their latest designs. …

Furniture

What Leaders Can Learn From Mark Zuckerberg | Inc.com

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg turns 32 years young next week.<p>Of course, an even younger Zuckerberg was the subject of a major Hollywood film called <i>The Social Network</i>. With the lights, camera, and action squarely focused on events leading up to company's 2004 inception, it can sometimes be easy to …

Silicon Valley

5 Powerful Habits of People With Unstoppable Confidence | Inc.com

<i>How can I develop self confidence and self-esteem? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Jones, life coach and personal growth expert, on Quora:</b><p><b>We all want to be more confident.</b> We …

Self-help

Truly Successful People Never Compromise on These 6 Things

Successful people do their deep work early in the day, when most people are still fast asleep.<p><i>How do smart and successful people maintain sanity and manage their time, career, and lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

Time Management

7 Things Steve Jobs Can Teach Us About Delivering a Powerful Presentation | Inc.com

Who wouldn't want to give a presentation as great as the ones Steve Jobs delivered?<p>He didn't just announce a new Apple product; he found ways to get the audience as excited as possible while masterfully making that Apple product the next "must have" item. Don't believe me? Check out his 2007 iPhone …

Public Speaking

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum on Anger, Forgiveness, the Emotional Machinery of Trust, and the Only Fruitful Response to Betrayal in Intimate Relationships

“All too often, anger becomes an alluring substitute for grieving, promising agency and control when one’s real situation does not offer control… Anger is often well-grounded, but it is too easy for it to hijack the necessary mourning process.”<p><i>“We’ve got to be as clear-headed about human beings as</i> …

Anger Management

Probability Theory Pioneer Mark Kac on the Duality of the Creative Life, the Singular Enchantment of Mathematics, and the Two Types of Geniuses

“Creative people live in two worlds. One is the ordinary world which they share with others and in which they are not in any special way set apart from their fellow men. The other is private and it is in this world that the creative acts take place.”<p>The great Polish-American mathematician <b>Mark Kac</b> …

This elevator could shape the cities of the future

Elevators are in a rut.<p>They go up and they go down. They take people from one floor of a building to the exact same spot on another floor.<p>A new technology has the potential to break elevators free from their vertical prisons, allowing them to move side to side, at an angle, even go outside into a …

Skyscrapers

Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes

As a dynamic force in the prefabricated green building industry, Blu Homes has consistently been pushing the boundaries of prefab home design for …

Prefab Homes

One of the world's most innovative architects just released these free designs for affordable homes

In January, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won a Pritzker Prize, architecture's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, for his commitment to designing …

Art at Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Delhi-NCR

Immersive production design is as much a part of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender experience as the impressive and comprehensive line-up of indie musicians …

Burning Man

What is Installation Art? | History and Top Art Installations Since 2013

Given the prominence of politics this year, many of 2017's top art installations are rooted in social issues and environmental awareness. These pieces aim to inform the public through strong visuals and striking subject matter, and often invite viewers to reach their own conclusions through …

Art