L Laird

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Mise en Place: Kitchen Tool Drawer Organizers

Whenever we peruse the sites of high-end European specialist kitchen makers, we find ourselves obsessing over the elaborate built-in drawer storage …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

Ketchuppp Is An App That Wants To Help Friends Catch Up In Person — Not On Facebook

Are you spending too much time looking at what your friends are posting on Instagram and Facebook and not enough time hanging out with each other IRL? The founders of Ketchuppp think so. And their answer to this problem is, of course, another app that’s designed to help you meet your buddies when …

Evening Take-Off

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

How air travel has changed

Google "Women" For Proof That Sexism Is Everywhere

Photo: via U.N. Women<p>If you ever feel compelled to type "women" into Google, get ready to feel outraged, confused, amused, and very, <i>very</i> concerned …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

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A New Exhibition Celebrates The Beauty Of Crushed Cars

Ron Arad presents contorted, crushed metal as a collection of pressed flowers.<p>People relish a good wreck. Just look at the audience interest in the television show <i>Jackass</i> and its big-screen offspring, <i>America’s Funniest Home Videos</i>, along with the reality show <i>Human Wrecking Ball</i>–entertainment …

Industrial Designer

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Daisy Balloon | Osaka Takashimaya (o

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2013

One of the highlights of Monterey Car Week every year is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Held at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, California for the past 11 years, “The Quail,” as the Gathering is known, is a one-day classic car show, gourmet food event and social happening all in one. …

A Guide to Distinctive Fall Style

Any man can take small steps toward a bolder look. But if you want to take a giant leap, there is no end to the surprising colors, patterns, and textures arriving in stores right now.<p>Any man can take small steps toward a bolder look. But if you want to take a giant leap, there is no end to the …

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a …

Inside GitHub’s Super-Lean Management Strategy–And How It Drives Innovation

Comedy is central to a lot of our video content. I think that just to strip it down to the fundamentals, I think that comedy is fun and people like …

A Weekend in Berlin - Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Berlin is charged with edginess in their architecture, fashion, art and food and at the same time its laidbackness and friendliness of Berliners makes this grand city fitting for the relaxed explorer. Three days barely scratched the surface so plan to stay for at least five days in this illustrious …

Luxury Lifestyle

How Creative Can Airport Ads Be? Lisbon Airport Shows The Way

Advertising promoting airports can get pretty boring. Most of the creatives centers around routes and connections, and there aren’t that many ways to …

Ireland officially exits recession

The recession in Ireland has officially ended.<p>After a downturn hit the country at the end of last year and the first few months of this year, the widest measure of the economy has now revealed a slight upturn.<p>According to estimates from the Central Statistics Office, gross domestic product, which …

The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State

New year, new statistics? Not for the gender pay gap, one of the most oft-contested numbers in gender equality in the workplace. For more than a decade now, the comparison between the median earnings of full-time employed men and women in the U.S. has remained a stubborn 77%–that is, women earn …

Groat, plack, thistle or pistole? What an independent Scotland’s currency might be called

One year from now, Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to remain a part of the UK. The countdown is being marked by a welter of polls and an avalanche of commentary on what’s at stake.<p>One of the biggest unanswered questions facing an independent Scotland is what currency it would use. The …

Square's Jack Dorsey goes recruiting in NYC

The best technology "reminds us of who we are, Jack Dorsey says.<p>NEW YORK — Jack Dorsey invented Twitter, which last week filed paperwork to go public, and redefined mobile payments with Square, which is ready to move into sparkling new headquarters in San Francisco.<p>Yet, he was simply Jack, Square …

Why naming a startup funding round wrong could cost millions

While raising outside capital is not the only way to obtain financing for a startup, it seems to be the preferred method for new technologies where revenue or a business model is unclear. A common trend is emerging: more often than not, I hear that folks are raising their “seed round,” typically …

Venture Capital

Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012

Food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending among the poor.<p>Here it is, fresh from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: all of American spending in one big color wheel.<p>Since some of you (inexplicably) don't like pie charts, here's the same data in bars.<p>Averages are …