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Repair and Maintain Your Bike with These 6 Projects

Spring is here (um… at least theoretically). If you’re a cyclist, there’s nothing like early spring weather for some scenic and glorious riding, peddling off a few of those extra winter pounds, and blowing the dust off of a season’s worth of cabin fever. Spring is also a great time to blow the dust …

Repairs

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read | Inc.com

There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't read these five books, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are …

Self-improvement

New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Grey

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, but despite its association with the modern city, it has been used throughout history. The ancient Babylonians and Egyptians built structures with a mixture of clay and pebbles, and parts of the Great Wall of China used cement-like …

Engineering

7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're looking for an indoor plant that's both decorative <i>and</i> edible, look to the world of fruit trees! <b>While many grow to be enormous in the wild and are native</b> …

Plants

The Best Free Online Courses for Professionals | Inc.com

It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll be ready to take your career into your own …

Northwestern University

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year | Inc.com

What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super successful, you need to read more. Business greats like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have said much …

Books

Utah State University starts Outdoor Product Design Degree Program

New program launched because gear manufacturers can't find enough designers with the right skill sets<p>If you're studying, say, fashion design, it …

Product Design

Breathtaking Photos Celebrate the Wild Beauty of Patagonia's Untouched Landscapes

"Majestic" is one word that instantly comes to mind as you browse through Andy Lee’s portfolio of landscape photography. Shot on a recent trip to Chile, the photographer's images of the sweeping scenery embrace the power and solemn glory of the country’s natural beauty. In contrast to Lee’s …

Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes takes a stand with design of easy, affordable stand-up desk

If you’ve considered purchasing a stand-up desk for yourself or your company and have been put off by the price, you’re going to want to sit down for …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

Handcrafted Jewelry Contains Delicate Pieces of Nature Encased in Resin

Artist Sarah Smith designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. For up to three weeks, Smith spends her time planning, pouring resin, curing, and shaping a single creation for someone who can't get enough of Earth's pure beauty. Within her wearable works of …

Wearable Tech

Gorgeous Wooden Toys Unleash Kids’ Inner Astronaut

Kids love playing astronaut, but most space toys are made of cheap plastic that winds up in landfill. Here to offer an alternative is Cosmos, a kit of wood parts that lets kids design and build their own galactic vessel.<p>The 28 wood blocks, created by New York-based Huzi, are milled into abstract, …

12 Tips For Training Like An Army Soldier

With a little hard work, you too can make the cut. Find out more at goarmy.com.<p>Consult with a medical professional to decide what exercise is safe and healthy for you.

U.S. Army

Top 7 Houseplants for Clean Air and a Restful Sleep

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p>If you’re weary of tossing and turning, unable to sleep at night, a NASA study might just help deliver sweet …

Penda Designs River-Inspired Landscape Pavilion for China’s Garden Expo

Selected as the winner of an international competition, Penda’s landscape pavilion for the 10th international Garden Expo in Wuhan, China seeks to …

This Solid-Wood Bench Conforms To Your Body Like Memory Foam

There is an all but certain truth that accompanies upholstered seating. While comfortable, it’s far from durable. In fact, I’d wager that there’s at least one cushion on most couches that gets flipped to hide some mystery stain. After years of working in the furniture sales business, designer Adam …

19 Smart and Beautiful DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects To Feed Your Imagination

You have the opportunity to realize something beautiful, something great, something cost efficient cozy and warm. You just need time, patience and …

Incredibly Variable Woodworking Joint

Shinobu Kobayashi, a Japanese woodworker, is currently studying that craft in Sweden. In this .gif, he demonstrates the flexibility and utility of …

Woodworking

He Poked 10,000 Holes In A Photo And Made Something You'll Want In Your Home

As a hobby, blogger and photographer Jesse Rockwell takes photos of the night sky, reaching with his lens into the deep regions of space to bring the …

Lightbox

Articles about bathroom design idea copper color scheme on Dwell.com - Dwell

Penny tile imbues a San Francisco bathroom with a sophisticated, spa-like feel.<p>At Duravit's biennial conference Duravit Design Days, we had the opportunity to chat with two of Germany's hardest-working design...<p>As a space that can sometimes be left void of character, a bathroom can be immediately …

Interior Design

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

Tutorials

32 Smart DIY Ways to Prepare Your Backyard For Enterntaining

A backyard is the small portion of property able to change your entire life, able to make you see things differently, nature in particular. A …

The Best Way to Load a Backpack for a Hike

Getting your pack just right is key for having an awesome camping trip. Once you’ve selected the right backpack, use this graphic to load it up so …

Lifehacker Pack for Android: Our List of the Essential Android Apps

With over two million apps in the Play Store, Android is home to one of the biggest app stores in the world. Soon they’ll even be on your favorite …

Apps

How to Bend Wood and Plywood at Home: Laminations Explained

I've always been fascinated with curved wood furniture. It doesn't feel right to take straight stock and curve it like that, but at the same time the …

Woodworking

Playful Rope Installation Adds Multifaceted Color to Gray Concrete Space

Located in a residential complex in Dumbo, Brooklyn is <i>Prism</i> by artist and architect Ins Esnal. The vibrant linear installation occupies the building's lobby, where its colorful ropes provide a bold contrast to the concrete, industrial-style walls and flooring.<p><i>Prism</i> is constructed with elastic cords …

Art

Artist Paints within Grains of Discarded Timber to Create Beautiful Wood Paintings

After he moved from Brooklyn to the nature-filled region of Upstate New York, artist Jason Middlebrook felt inspired to use discarded wood as a canvas for his intricate designs. Initially, the artist was motivated to use the organic medium because he was fascinated by how trees are records of …

Art