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Minimod Shelters

Bigger isn't always better, especially when it's impeccably designed. Minimod Shelters uses this philosophy to make up for its tiny stature. At just …

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

10 Words Smart People Always Use (and 7 They Never Do)

How many of the smart words do you use? And if none, here's why you should.<p>The rights words can motivate, inspire, and even change lives. The right words can turn an otherwise meaningless conversation into an unforgettable moment for your audience.<p>(And the wrong words can make you look dumb.)<p>In …

perkins + will winds bicycle track through SRAM's chicago HQ

<b>perkins + will winds a bicycle test track through SRAM’s chicago HQ</b><br>all images © michelle litvin studio<p><b>global architecture and design firm perkins +</b> …

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability

How well you influence others is as much about you don't say as what you do.<p>Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in …

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Modern House Disguised as Barn to Sidestep Building Restrictions

It's a fantastic bit of architectural sleight-of-hand<p>Contemporary architects—and the modern home builders who love them—can find themselves in a bit of a predicament: How do you get around local residential design codes that necessitate certain stylistic choices, like, say including a peaked …

Architecture

Astrid Hill House / Tsao & McKown Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This private residence is conceived as a model of sustainable design and a re-interpretation of a …

Product/Industrial Design Inspiration | #1336

Over six years ago, when the blog was in it’s early stages and just a section on my portfolio page, I did a roundup with what I then thought was some …

Santa Cruz

Should I Sit or Should I Stand Now?

<i>Lee Jones from Ergostation discusses the impact of reminder software in helping him to get the most out of his sit stand desking.</i><p>Sitting for long …

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

Body Language

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Books

How to Fix Prefab Architecture? Make It More Like Product Design

Connect Homes’ cofounder argues for a new approach to modular home building.<p>I’m an architect, and for many reasons—quality, availability, efficiency, …

New wall assembly cuts building costs and boosts energy efficiency

Jan. 11, 2016<p>As building codes come to emphasize insulation and air sealing, home builders are looking for affordable wall systems.<p>To meet builders' …

SOM debuts "world's largest 3D-printed polymer building" designed for off-grid living

Architecture firm SOM has created a 3D-printed structure that generates its own power and shares energy with a companion vehicle, providing a model …

It makes perfect sense for Apple to kill the iPhone's headphone jack

The latest iPhone rumor is that Apple might get rid of the 3.5 mm audio jack next year.<p>Eliminating a connector that's used by countless headphones, speaker systems, and other peripherals would certainly create huge blowback for Apple.<p>The reaction would probably be even more volatile than when the …