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15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Three years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Terrace House Renovation / O2 Design Atelier

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located at a new housing development area at Sungai Buloh with standard lot size of …

Meet the internet maths guru who could become the next million-dollar teacher

Colin Hegarty says Global Teacher prize nomination is down to ‘working like a dog’ – and he tries to instil same work ethic in students<p>At the back of Colin Hegarty’s classroom, on a display made from wavy pieces of blue sugar paper, is something he calls his “wall of inspiration”. It features …

Teaching

For World Teachers' Day, A Look At What Classrooms Look Like Across The Globe

Every year on Oct. 5, UNESCO highlights the importance of teachers as they work tirelessly to educate the world. Here's a look at the classrooms they work in.<p>Nearly three years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen, Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-teen activist Malala Yousafzai urged world leaders …

Teaching

16 Minimal Courtyards with Just a Hint of Nature

A <b>courtyard</b> always serves as an impressive way of dividing up the rooms of a house or separating one building from another. The architecture is …

Four Activities for Building a Positive School Climate

Schools are a slice of humanity: Everyone brings both their wonderful innate goodness and their challenging globby muck to the classroom. Creating a safe and supportive school culture is one of the most difficult tasks principals face as fearless school leaders. When they succeed, it helps everyone …

Teaching

Poor homeless boy pictured doing his homework by McDonald's light after losing home in fire

A simple picture really can say many words and this one says: ‘Never take education for granted’.<p>This young homeless boy from the Philippines has …

This Pacific Northwest House Is Located On A Wooded Waterfront Property

Nils Finne of FINNE Architects designed this contemporary home in Port Ludlow, Washington State.<p>The architect’s description<p>The Port Ludlow Residence …

A 1960s House Gets A Contemporary Update From Sarah Gallop Design

Sarah Gallop Design have revived a 60’s house in Vancouver, Canada, into a contemporary home that features custom millwork throughout.<p>The designer’s …

A Sleek, Modern Home with Indian Sensibilities and an Interior Courtyard

• 1 |<p>Even from an initial glance at the exterior, it is easy to see the interplay of many different shapes that create a unique spatial design on the …

Interior Design

Corner Terrace House Clad in Timber Screens: Lines of Light Residence in Singapore

On a challenging corner terrain in Singapore, <b>HYLA Architects</b> envisioned and implemented <b>Lines of Light Residence</b>, an imposing dwelling with a modern …

Articles about material inspiration your next kitchen island on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you're looking for some fresh "floral" ideas, turn to Instagram.<p>The facts surrounding the psychological effects of color on mood and productivity are fairly well known.<p>Let's face it: your kitchen floor probably gets the most action of any of the flooring in your house.<p>Shift Interiors believes …

Kitchens

Lavish Modern Family Home in Singapore by Hyla Architects

Turning your home into a relaxed and refreshing personal haven in an urban setting is often the most difficult task, as it involves a creative blend …

Modern Family

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Thomas Heatherwick’s Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is designed for 21st-century learning.

Thomas Heatherwick is the London-based architect whose Heatherwick Studio has produced the 2012 London Olympics’ hammered copper cauldron, a …

12 Exotic Hues to Transport You to Another Place

Travel to another place and time.<p>Some colors have the power to transport you to another place, another time…

Invisible Doors Turn a Modern Home into an Artistic Feat of Design

• 1 |<p>The designers have said that their goal was to create a space that was interesting even in the absence of decoration. In order to accomplish this, …

Interior Design

Carvey Is A Powerful CNC Machine For The Rest Of Us

Robotic CNC machines – cutting systems that use spinning tools to swipe through metal, wood, and plastic – are cool but ugly. Most of them are as big as a fridge and designed to carve out objects in a few minutes but none will sit quietly on your desk and do its business with aplomb and elegance. …

Unique Home Parading an Inverted Floor Plan for Informal Socialization

Hiding its modernity in plain sight, this exquisite residence in Singapore unveils a spacious, minimalist and inviting interior design. Imagined by …

Two Level House Framing the Surrounding Views in Peru

Located within the city of Lima, capital of Peru, the <b>BK House</b> was designed by Domenack Arquitectos for a family of five (parents and three children). …

IKEA Built-In Bookcase wall (Billy, Effektiv, Lack)

This wall of 6 Billy bookcases (slightly cut down) and 4 Effektiv cabinets and 2 Effektiv drawer units was added under a new framed-in and dry-walled …

Courtyard House / DeForest Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Compressed between a narrow lane and Lake Washington, this project is an exercise in negotiating the …

Home Design in Harmony with Nature

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>Lush green areas hug this home, and indeed the home hugs them right back: the construction is built around, and criss-crosses the path of …

French Accents Everywhere: Ideas and Inspiration

French accents are just one, unique way to create a soft, romantic atmosphere in your home. Whether it’s in the bedroom or creating a cozy kitchen, …