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Sundial House

This ridge top house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond.

Brick Houses That Form A Bridge Between Past And Present

Exposed bricks are making a big comeback lately but not so long ago brick houses and buildings were perceived as being old, outdated and in immediate …

10 Open Kitchen Solutions That Will Get Things Cooking

In some sense, the kitchen is the center of the home—a warm, cozy spot where everyone tends to gather.<p>Today, modern living frequently calls for an open plan, where the kitchen, living, and dining rooms merge into one great room. Though this is the perfect solution for hosts who like to entertain …

This Is Where All the Cool Kids Buy Their Art

In 1986, Andy Warhol partnered with Absolut vodka to kick off over 600 artist collaborations with names from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Damien Hirst. …

Art

Mattermark Daily – Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

<b>From the Investors</b><b>Brad Feld of Foundry Group</b> encourages CEOs to focus their organization into product, customer, and company ‘machines’ in “The Three …

Brick house extension by Studio 1 features garden-facing window seat

Studio 1 Architects has added a brick extension with a large window to the rear of this Victorian house in London, creating a light-filled seating …

Architecture

This Kids Bedroom Has A 'Nest' For Them To Play In

When architectural studio PROJECT905 were asked to design an apartment in Moscow for a family with three children, they decided to create a ‘nest’ in …

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Why Trying To Be A People Pleaser Makes You A Bad Boss

Sure, you want everyone to get along. But trying to make everyone happy can ruin your reputation.<p>Over a decade ago, business performance consultant Ryan Estis transitioned from being a salesperson out in the field to being a manager. He moved from an environment where it was his job to make …

The new technological revolution encourages subtle exploitation – don't believe the hype about 'innovation'

Policy makers throughout the world now espouse the need for “innovation”. It is a manifestation of “techno-nationalism”, a term coined by technology …

Innovation

See Inside The Home This Architect Designed For Her Own Family

Australian architect Sarah Waller has sent us photos of her latest project, a modern home overlooking a golf course that she designed for herself and …

Off-grid flatpack cabins would assemble like Ikea furniture

The cabins will come clad in a metal shell and be offered in several sizes. The smallest will measure just 191 sq ft (17 sq m) and sleep up to four …

Off-grid

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These 11 Inactions Will Kill Your Reputation as a Leader

For every action there's a reaction. But for the leader's 11 worst inactions, there's a chain reaction--of undesirable consequences.<p>As a leader, you don't want to be defined by the things you <i>didn't</i> do.<p>Unfortunately, there's plenty of Monday morning quarterbacks who will take pot shots at you for …

23 Pictures That Show How Concrete Floors Have been Used Throughout Homes

Polished concrete floors are a great way to create an industrial feel in your home. Concrete floors can be found in nearly every room of the house. …

Gift Idea - Typography Art Prints For People Who Love Fonts, Letters & Symbols

It’s no secret that people who enjoy graphic design are obsessed with fonts and typography. So if you have one of these types of people in your life, …

A subdued palette fills this family home with calm comfort

NeumanHayner Architects have designed this “L” shaped home in Tel Aviv, Israel, for a family of four.<p>At the front of the home, tree bark covers the …

Modern House With A Black Exterior And Light Interiors

Modern house clad in thin strips of black cedar with a sculptural feel<p>While its façade is unmistakably modern, the Pink House was designed with …

A Family Builds Their Dream Modern Home Overlooking the Georgian Bay

The front entry opens into a mud room. Each family member has their own cubby for storing shoes, coats, and backpacks.<p>Thanks to the clever placement of a cedar hot tub on the bathroom deck, rinsing off after a dip doesn’t involve...<p>Perhaps the family’s biggest priority was their connection to the …

A simply perfect modern home

Owning your own home is one thing, owning a literal dream home that essentially feels as if you're perpetually on a holiday is a whole another story. …

A gold standard family home

Introducing the award-winning 'Knutsford House' by UK based and internationally recognised architecture firm, <i>Nicolas Tye</i>. Boasting a diverse …

Chat startup Pypestream to advise major insurance companies

Messaging platform and chatbot maker Pypestream has established a partnership with the Insurance Thought Leadership Thursday. The company will advise Insurance Thought Leadership members on how mobile messaging and chatbots can make customer service and communication better.<p>Insurance Thought …

Your Next Sales Leader Should Have These 7 Traits

There are certain answers to listen for during an interview that can help set apart the great sales leaders from the rest.<p>Whether you are a sales machine who can scale out a team, or you are a CEO who grew up on the product and delivery side of your business, eventually you will need to hire …

This Modern House Has A Window Seat With A View Of The Neighborhood

This home, located in Roosendaal , The Netherlands, has been designed as a deconstruction of a traditional Dutch house silhouette, with several …

Insurers Will Gain by Innovating for the Internet of Things

July 20, 2016 by L.S. Howard<p>The steady advance of the internet of things (IoT) presents a huge number of opportunities for insurers – as well as …

LeakBot Web app — Anywhere Here

LeakBot is a smart home device from HomeServe Labs. It can detect leaks anywhere on a fresh water plumbing system and alerts customers to potential …

Is LeakBot the IoT Breakthrough the Insurance Industry is looking for? Insurance Business article...

Great article in Insurance Business today about how IoT will transform the household insurance industry<p>Check out the article on Insurance Business …

Really love idea behind @LeakBot_HQ - glad @InsTech_London has helped inform a few more people about it! #InsTech https://t.co/Xr1nd08T1D

LeakBot and HomeServe Labs fight leaky pipes

The ‘Internet of Things’, or just IoT, is a buzzword in the insurance industry that has seemingly sprung up overnight. While data collected from a …

LSD Residence by Davidov Partners Architects - interior design

This modern two-storey house located in Melbourne, Australia, was designed in 2015 by Davidov Partners Architects.<p>Description by Davidov Partners …

Lsd