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Glav Granit Branding, UX & UI Design

Branding and website user interface design by Alexander Laguta for Glav Granit.<p>Glav Granit is a Russian manufacturer and supplier of stone. Saint …

Graphic Design

Hankook envisions concept tires that transform on the fly (and drive on water)

At the Essen Motor Show in Germany this week, Tire manufacturer Hankook showed the world its vision of future tire technology, and it goes way beyond …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

California just broke ground on the nation's first high-speed rail system, ushering in a new era of efficient,...<p>HOK Architects drew inspiration from …

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to …

English Teachers Adopt Statement on Academic Freedom

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has adopted a new position statement on academic freedom. The statement consists of two introductory paragraphs and five principles.<p>I can't object to any of the principles, which were adapted from those proposed in my book <i>Liberty and Learning</i>. But …

Education

10 Best Industries For Starting A Business In 2015

Small business owners are reportedly the most optimistic they’ve been since early 2008, with several surveys indicating they also plan to hire more workers in 2015. And even though formation of businesses with more than one employee has declined over the past 30-plus years, the number of sole …

Now Romania Sets Its Sights On Becoming Tech Startup Capital Of Europe

It has the highest number of technology workers per capita, close to 64,000 specialist IT workers, and counts Avangate and UberVu among its most recent exit successes.<p>These factors, combined with an enviable tax regime; as low as 0% for IT workers, have conspired to help create one of Europe’s …

How Zenefits Beat Out Uber, Airbnb To Become 2014's Hottest Startup

There are a lot of big names on this year’s list of hottest startups. But you’ve probably never heard of the #1 overall.<p>That’s because Zenefits, the fastest growing startup of 2014 by valuation, is barely a year old — and it’s disrupting a stodgy industry most people know nothing about: small …

The Hottest Startups Of 2014

Despite worries that the tech bubble may be about to pop, Silicon Valley’s top startups had yet another blockbuster year.<p>Forbes took an end-of-year look at companies leading the way as valuations get extra frothy, ranking the Hottest Startups of 2014 by fastest growing valuation over time between …

Incredible Airbus A350 Formation Flying Video

While this video has been around for a few weeks, for some reason I never got around to posting it. For those of you that haven’t yet seen, check out …

Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality

Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between cities in tubes at around Mach I. While that may …

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The teen entrepreneurs making millions on their lunch break

The business world has always been notoriously perilous -- but a group of young entrepreneurs are proving that cubs can thrive in the lion's den. From California to the Caribbean, Generation Y-ers around the world are considering abandoning formal education and generating successful empires before …

UN climate change talks: Global warming negotiators can’t stand the heat

Temperatures are rising at the UN's climate change summit in Peru, where delegates complain their overheating venue is harming deliberations<p>They are, according to energy secretary Ed Davey, “the most complex negotiations the world has ever undertaken”: representatives from 190 countries attempting …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Habitats

'Latino Urbanism' influences a Los Angeles in flux

Work crews in recent weeks have made major design changes to Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, widening the sidewalks and adding planters, chairs and round cafe tables with bright-red umbrellas where rows of parked cars used to be. The upgrades aim to make the street as welcoming to pedestrians as …

Urban Design

Folkestone Banksy artwork flown to US for sale

A Banksy mural that was removed from a Kent wall has been flown to the US to be sold at an art fair in Miami.<p>The stencilled artwork, called Art Buff, appeared on a wall in Payers Park, Folkestone, in September.<p>It showed a woman wearing headphones and staring at an empty plinth. Two weeks later it …

Streetwear

Frida Kahlo's studio and garden to spring up in New York

<b>Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's garden and studio will be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.</b><p>Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life will be the late artist's first solo show in New York for more than 25 years.<p>The exhibition will include original paintings by Kahlo which reflect the use of …

Art

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

Confessions of a Coffee Addict

Like most of you, I’m a coffee addict and love to carry my java with me. The problem with most cuppa joe’s is that they don’t provide for instant …

Behind the Scenes of Glamorously Surreal Ice Cave Photos by Miss Aniela

Just what goes into taking glamorously surreal photos? If you don't think there's that much planning that goes into taking a shot or two like this, you'd be absolutely wrong. Miss Aniela recently took a trip to Iceland to capture these images. She and her crew had to brave cold and icey conditions …

Fashion Photography

A Plant-Covered, Car-Free Design For The Megacity Of The Future

Instead of a traditional street grid, the design employs a network of public squares surrounded by massive, interconnected skyscrapers.<p>In 1980, only 30,000 people lived in Shenzhen, China. Today the population is over 15 million, and Shenzhen is the most crowded city in the country, with more …

Skyscrapers

A Visual History Of Body Art From Around The Globe

Body art is practiced in all world cultures. Here, a survey of designs from Maori facial engravings to prison tattoos to gay pride ink.<p>Whether it’s the Sanskrit Om symbol tattooed on a yoga teacher’s back, the ‘50s pin-up girl inked on Amy Winehouse’s bicep, or the ancient Celtic cross on a …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Crashed Planes From Around the World

For <i>Happy End</i>, German photographer Dietmar Eckell scours the earth in search of forgotten plane wrecks, capturing the majestic vessels as they lie …