Natalie Chiang

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These 10 Truss Houses Blend Beautiful Architecture With Elegant Engineering

Few structural systems are as iconic as the truss. Forming historic bridge designs, trusses within architecture have usually been reserved for roof forms. From the rectilinear Vierendeel to Bowstring, Warren and Pratt configurations, different trusses take on a variety of shapes and sizes. …

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

You're Going to Want to Take This Creepily Accurate Personality Test ASAP

Seriously, stop what you're doing. It's that good.<p>Hi, my name is Amber and I'm a very determined, stubborn, independent person. I'm never fully happy with my achievements because they always fall short of my expectations, and I think I should start taking more emotional risks before my life comes …

Sacai's Debut Bags Will Be a Hit Because They're Hybrids Like Designer Chitose Abe's Clothes

Sacai’s Chitose Abe has a cultish fan base for her hybridized clothes, a store in the Minamiaoyama neighborhood of Tokyo, copycats at every level of the market from high to low, and even an “A to Z” book about her and her brand, published by Rizzoli last year. She’s a raging success. The one thing …

Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. <b>He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children.</b> He loves …

Workouts

The Best Investing Advice for 2017 From Fortune’s Experts

<b>By Matthew Heimer</b><p>Photographs by Robyn Twomey for Fortune<p>December 5, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>Insights from the panelists at our annual roundtable<p>For seven …

Pro-tips for buying clothes that will last years, not weeks

Maybe it has happened to you before: Your new t-shirt looks like it has suddenly aged two years with one wash. A hole has opened in the crotch of the jeans you’ve only had for six months. A thread is hanging from your shirt after just a few wears, threatening a much greater unraveling.<p>Not all …

Clothing

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Critical Thinking

The U.S. has been accused of war crimes, so here's what will happen — nothing

Shockingly, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, announced this week there is a reasonable case that U.S. …

International Criminal Court

How Trump Made Architecture (And Cities) Worse

From inflating building heights to stiffing contractors on their fees, Trump has consistently disrespected the architecture profession.<p>Before Donald Trump made a name for himself as a peddler of steaks, a purveyor of insults, a poster child of self-tanner, and a presidential candidate (sigh), he …

Donald Trump

Why Italian Craftsmanship Is Superior to Everything Else

Legendary furniture mogul Roberto Minotti explains the history and quality of his country's design tradition<p>There's no doubt that Italians know good design. From Ettore Sottsass's whimsical Memphis furniture to Gio Ponti's sleek wares, Italy has been a leader in innovative, beautiful, and …

It's Time to Think About Living in Parking Garages

The tower at 4th and Columbia will be the tallest in Seattle, a 1,029-foot, $290 million monument to the city's recent, tech-flavored success. …

Inside the brain of the man who would be 'Blindfold King' of chess

Next month, Timur Gareyev will play nearly 50 opponents at once - blindfolded. Can neuroscientists reveal how he performs such incredible mental feats?<p>Even by world record standards, it sets a high bar for human performance. Next month in Las Vegas a chess player named Timur Gareyev plans to take …

University of California

20 Items You Definitely Need to Toss by Age 30

There’s something that happens in your 20s: Whether you want to or not—whether you’re even aware of it—you grow up. Everything about your worldview …

15 Items All Men Should Toss by Age 30

Your 20s are a time for firsts: first job, first apartment, and so on. And as you grow and become more mature, so does your style. You're probably …

Tim Gunn Challenges Designers to Make Clothes for Every Type of Body

<i>Project Runway</i> style guru Tim Gunn appeared on PBS <i>NewsHour</i> to talk about how and why clothing designers need to step up to the plate when it comes to …

5 Easy Tricks to Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

You can make your clothes look more expensive without draining your budget. So, keep on reading for the 5 easy tricks to make your clothes look more …

Dressing for Success: An Entrepreneur's Guide

Fashion expert Clinton Kelly once said, "How you dress tells the rest of the world how you expect to be treated."<p>Fashion expert Clinton Kelly once said, "How you dress tells the rest of the world how you expect to be treated." And while sweats, hoodies, and sneakers certainly have their place in …

Clothing

step inside skin: NEON's inhabitable sculpture made from tights

<b>NEON has realized an inhabitable sculpture that speculates an alternative architectural approach, one that prioritizes the human body over all other</b> …

Bicester Village's luxury expansion into Shanghai betting on the rise of the domestic Chinese shopper

After 40 minutes of swerving through Shanghai’s dense traffic and even thicker fog, the instantly recognisable turrets of Disney’s Enchanted Castle puncture the grey skies, a symbol of China’s rapid, commerce-driven society.<p>On the other side of the four-month-old Disneyland Park is Shanghai …

The New Luxury Uniform for men

A little while back, I caught sight of my own reflection at Heathrow and thought, “Oh my god, you look like the kind of idiot who dresses up to go to the airport.” I don’t, of course – dress for the airport, that is. I was dressed to go straight to meetings in Milan. But there I was, looking for …

How to Get and Maintain a Lean Closet

Recently, I found myself in a closet crisis. What was intended to be a two-week trip ended up being a monthlong experiment in which I learned two things: 1. Living on 15 items is hard; 2. I had trouble remembering what I was missing in my closet back home.<p>The lean closet movement—the idea that …

Clothing

What Your Hobbies Reveal About Your Future, According to Science

This personality quiz can guess whether you'll get rich (or married) on the basis of what you do for fun.<p>According to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, "character is destiny." If that's true, given enough information about a person's character, you should be able to make a decent stab at guessing …

hobbies

Rad public housing in South Korea wins nation's top architecture award

Located by Seoul’s ritzy Gangnam district<p>Count South Korea among the countries creating innovative, design-minded affordable housing complexes alongside France and Germany, just to name a couple. The Gangnam A5 housing block in Seoul was designed by architect Frits van Dongen and recently won the …

South Korea

How to dress like an adult, according to the fashion director of the New York Times

You may have just graduated, started a new job or perhaps your worldview has simply started to mature; either way, whether you want to or not, you’re …

Hands-on with the Surface Studio, Microsoft’s first desktop computer

It's sleek, beautiful, but a little bit strange.<p>NEW YORK—Microsoft has built a really strange computer.<p>As a piece of design, there's a lot to like …

Want to Dress Better and Feel Happy and Confident? A Hollywood Stylist Says Just Answer This Question

Leesa Evans dresses some of Hollywood's finest, yet the advice she gives them is the same advice she would give you.<p>Even though I'm the poster child of poor fashion sense and dressing down -- jeans and Under Armour Heat Gear T-shirts make up the bulk of my wardrobe -- I can tell when clothes look …

Clothing

The Ancient Personality Test That'll Help You Find True Love

There are many reasons relationships do or don't work between two people. Two major factors are how a person was raised and how they were treated in …