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How An Accidental Entrepreneur Created A $30M Online Business

Jane Lu’s path to success was a winding road that took her halfway across the world — and through a significant rough patch — before taking her to the top.<p>In 2009, Lu was working in the Sydney office of an international consulting firm, and was content being a busy and social professional. But that …

With $5.3 million in funding, CarDash wants to change how you get your car serviced

For car owners, getting their vehicle repaired or even dealing with routine maintenance can be a pain. Launching today, a company called CarDash wants to make auto service less painful and more transparent.<p>Available initially in the Bay Area, CarDash works with a number of local service centers so …

San Francisco Bay Area

This Is How You Know If You Have a Startup Idea Worth Spending Your Time or Money On [VIDEO] | Inc.com

VIDEO • STARTUP<p>This Is How You Know If You Have a Startup Idea Worth Spending Your Time or Money On<p>This Is How You Know If You Have a Startup Idea Worth Spending Your Time or Money On<p>Product/market fit is the holy grail for entrepreneurs. Startup expert Steve Blank explains the process for finding …

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

The Startup Fundraising Dictionary

Get to know the Players & Basic Terminology<p>Whether you’re new to the startup world as a current or aspiring founder, you just got a job at a startup, …

5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look for in Startups

There's more competition than ever before to get startup funding. Here's how to break through the pack.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a startup is expensive. If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know this, and likely have “find money” high on your priority …

Startups

Take a Tour of This Luxury Superhouse on a Private Island

Architecture brand Superhouse, created by Magnus Ström, aims to create 30 of the most exceptional homes ever made for the super-rich. The brand plans …

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

Machine Learning

TinkerBox

Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop. The rectangular form of the house, which …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Solar Panels

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

By Adele Peterslong Read<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads upstairs–the top floor of her house …

Urban Planning

A 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Summed Up Perfectly What So Many Companies Just Don't Get

He may be young, but this is wise advice.<p>Connor Blakley is an entrepreneur, a Fortune 500 consultant, and popular speaker who's delivered presentations on a range of topics including youth marketing, personal branding, and social media.<p>He's also 17 years old.<p>I met Connor about a year ago, after …

The Art of Subtraction

When tasked with updating a classic mid-century modern masterpiece, the two-man team at BOSS Architecture took their time. With help from collaborators, craftsmen, the owners, and even the original architect, Chris Davis and Kevin Stephenson demonstrated exactly what preservation is—and what it …

Dining Rooms

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Today we will see a project where sustainability equals sophistication! <i>Christina</i> <i>Menezes Architects</i>, based in Brazil, came with the beautiful concept …

Dubai is building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest — here's what it's like inside

Set to open in 2018, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will boast over 2 million square feet of hotel, residential, and leisure space, an artificial beach, and a glass-bottom pool suspended above the streets of Dubai.<p>The hotel, designed by ZAS Architects , will be accommodated by a 47-storey tower …

Skyscrapers

Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity

In the fifth book of her “Prefabulous” series, author Sheri Koones hits upon “the ideal method” for building homes.<p>Housing trends come and go, but <i>Prefabulous Small Houses</i>, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most …

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

The World's 20 Most Impressive Ancient Builds

The feats of the Ancients.<p>Suspension bridges and skyscrapers are marvels of modern engineering, but some of the world's most impressive constructions are thousands of years behind us. The Roman Colosseum is one such wonder, marking a crucial transition point between two vastly different ages of …

Louis Kahn's Korman Residence Interior Renovation / Jennifer Post Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Jennifer Post Design was selected by Larry Korman in 2013 to re-envision the interior design of his …

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

The Harsh Reality of Running a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

SOM Unveils New Renderings of New York City's $4.5 Billion Manhattan West

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—the architecture firm behind One World Trade Center—recently unveiled new images of Manhattan West, a five-million-square-foot project rising in New York’s Hudson Yards district.<p>Commissioned by Brookfield Property Partners, the $4.5 billion development encompasses a trio …

Skyscrapers

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Design

Maximizing Vertical Space and Light on a Narrow Lot

<b>Platinum House</b> is a residence in Tokyo, Japan designed by <b>Atelier Spinoza</b>. The narrow shape of the lot meant they needed to design up, but the …

Articles about multifunctional built updates mosaic filled 19th century spanish flat on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>A 19th-century apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden, is reborn.<p>Pivot Studio fully modernized this 19th-century terrace house outside Sydney.<p>A couple gets their hands dirty in Brooklyn by …

Articles about our daydream living untouched island comes true washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seeking a quiet retreat, a couple builds a 1,600-square-foot property where simplicity reigns.<p>Hailing from Denmark and India, a husband and wife cultivate a collective heritage at their renovated, almost-passive Brooklyn...<p>st. barts is a unique island where everything is small, quaint, and …

Washington D.C.

Articles about family builds their dream modern home overlooking georgian bay on Dwell.com - Dwell

Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>The vacation location of choice of the …

Architecture

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …