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It's Time to Think About Living in Parking Garages

The tower at 4th and Columbia will be the tallest in Seattle, a 1,029-foot, $290 million monument to the city's recent, tech-flavored success. …

Between: One font, three waysMonotype have launched a new...

Between: One font, three waysMonotype have launched a new typeface with three distinct states in one family. This innovative approach to how the font …

The Company of the Future

Six Trends that Indicate How We’ll Do Business in the Future<p>Today, we have a clear idea of what we are referring to when we talk about <i>a company.</i> It’s …

Innovation

Move Over Solar: There’s New Energy Right At Our Feet

The next time you’re running through an airport to catch your plane or busting a move on the dance floor, you could also be generating clean, green …

What you need to know about business intelligence

Business intelligence, like military intelligence, is sometimes jokingly described as being a contradiction in terms. But in fact, in the era of big …

This fabric captures energy to power your electronic devices

In the future, your clothes will work for you. A team of scientists led out of the Georgia Institute of Technology has created a fabric that can gather energy from both sunlight and motion, then store it in embedded fibers.<p>The textile, described in Science Advances, could help pave the way for …

Clean Energy

Mark Ruffalo Delivers Solar Panels to Camp Where Thousands Are Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

<i>[Click here for the latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested During Police Raid of Camp Halting Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline</i><i>.]</i><p>…

Could Cleveland become the sustainable city of tomorrow?

As Cleveland expands, urban leaders eye the city’s potential for modeling sustainable growth<p>Cleveland’s got more to celebrate than its underdog baseball team. The midwestern city is receiving a surprising amount of attention after the U.N.’s Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development …

New IKEA Hacks That Will Change Your Life

If You're Entertaining Soon<p>Just in time for the holidays, transform a regular secretary desk into a swanky bar cabinet to impress all your guests. …

Lingerie Typeface: The Most Advanced Typeface Yet

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How millennials are re-shaping the future of food

Take a look at what’s for dinner over the decades and you will find more veggies and less meat on people’s plates. Not only are health concerns …

5 Must-See Movies for Designers & Creatives

Probably one of the most popular movies for designers and creatives has to be <i>Helvetica</i>, the 2007 short film directed by Gary Hustwit (which you can …

Tech Inspired By Nikola Tesla Charges Drones In Mid-Air

Imagine flying robots that never had to land, ever<p>Everything that flies must eventually land. Unless, say, it’s an all-electric drone that can recharge while in flight. Researchers at Imperial College London have demonstrated a way to transfer electricity wireless to a flying drone. Even better: …

Exercise during daylight hours if you want to get fitter, says study

You should not feel guilty if you struggle to drag yourself out of bed for an early morning work-out, according to a new study that claims the best …

Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

Can this Korean development outside of Seoul be the standard for how we build new cities in the future?<p>There aren’t any garbage trucks in Songdo, South Korea. Instead, trash is sucked through pneumatic pipes to a central sorting facility–in seconds–where it’s either recycled or turned into energy. …

Why We Need An Energy Plan

The issues confronting America's energy sector today are arguably more complex and urgent than at any other time in the nation's history. We are the middle of a very disruptive energy revolution. We know what our destination must be. Science has defined it. We have to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas …

6 Fashion Labels That Marry Great Design With Sustainability

We round up the labels doing good design while doing good.<p>In the midst of one of the most destructive hurricane and typhoon seasons in recent memory, there’s no better time to revisit the inextricable bond between fashion and the environment. Repeatedly cited as the second most environmentally …

How New York City Is Working To Merge Government With Innovation

With its new “calls for innovation,” the city is trying to consider new ways of thinking about how to improve the services it provides.<p>With a budget that is many millions of dollars in the red, the New York City Housing Authority–North America’s largest low-income landlord–doesn’t have a lot of …

Internet of Things (IOT) Now Powering New Efficiencies

Internet of Things (IoT): More Than Protected Plumbing<p>The man looking over the water gauges couldn’t believe what he was seeing…<p>Photo by …

Here's what the world will be like in 2045, according to top scientists

The world is going to be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances …

More than half of US adults with mental illness don't get needed care

Health care reform has expanded mental health care coverage for Americans, an annual report released this week suggests, but about 56 percent of U.S. adults with a mental illness still do not receive treatment.<p>The nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA) reported that 40 million Americans are dealing …

Essentials for Designing a Business Website

Enter the world of business websites where standing out from the crowd requires a little bit of creative thinking, and patience in the process of finalizing the design of your digital enterprise.<p>The appearance of your business website will go a long way to position yourself as trustworthy, and …

How to Measure the Benefits of a Landscape

Uptown Normal Circle and Streetscape / Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects“We can’t achieve sustainability without considering the landscape. …

Design Is Better Than Enforcement To Make Cities Safer For Everyone

Ticketing drivers isn’t the answer to create streets that are friendly for pedestrians and cyclists.<p>Much as cyclists might like to see bad drivers punished for their distracted driving and their bike-harassing crimes, enforcement isn’t the most effective way to make the streets safer. The best way …

In Uncertain Times, Design for Community

We don’t know exactly how climate change will play out, but two things are clear: Parts of our cities are in for severe stress. And we will have to …

Targeting the untapped market of wearables for elder care

Today’s 20-something tech wizards might not worry about the challenges of old age — but they should.<p>Seniors represent a huge untapped market for tech companies. While just 13 percent of America’s population is 65 or older today, that slice will jump to 19 percent by 2030.<p>One area that holds …

Wearable Tech

Could the care we need come from the internet of things? | Gaby Hinsliff

We are a generation struggling to look after elderly relatives. Maybe technology can ease the load<p>By our habits, shall ye know us. Every home has its rituals, its small daily ceremonies, and none more so perhaps than the homes of the elderly; the kettle always boiled for visitors regardless of …

Grandparents

Xandra Zamora Teaches Brush-Lettering Step-by-Step

Calligraphic-nerd Xandra Zamora, whose beautiful lettering has been featured in magazines, corporations’ publications and even for the movie, <i>Pirates</i> …

What It Really Means To Be A Leader (And What It Takes)

First let's explore what it means to be a leader.<p>A leader is not just someone who manages a big team or a company.<p>When I talk about leadership I'm talking about being the leader of your life first and foremost, then a leader in your career or business.<p>Leadership is also about having brand presence …