Raymond Bara-Mason

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How Haiti became poor

In case you missed it, the President of the United States called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shitholes,” then pretended like he didn’t …

North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

This year, deep inside a mountain, North Korea detonated a giant nuclear bomb.<p>The weapon was powerful; at least 10 times more destructive than the bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The North claimed it was an advanced, thermonuclear design. The test came just months …

North Korea

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …

Architecture

Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences Through the Lens of Photographer Sebastian Weiss

As a young boy, Santiago Calatrava's fascination with light in his native Valencia fueled his determination to draw, design, and eventually build. …

Photography

Stained Glass Chess Set: Classy and Glassy - Technabob

Chess is a thinking man’s game. It means that to play it well, you’ve got to be all intellectual and smart and stuff. Even kings play it – with real …

Dwell

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China's kick-starting diesel submarine production; but is it better than these undersea hunters?

China reportedly has two Yuan-class submarines, with the first one entering service in 2006.<p>China seems to have restarted production of Yuan-class of …

The Military-Tested Planning Tool All Business Leaders Need to Try | Inc.com

The United States military is a highly proficient machine that can execute a mission in any corner of the globe. If you were to analyze each successful implementation of this impressive organization you would find at its core a simple planning process, regardless of mission type.<p>And guess what?<p>This …

Everything we thought we knew about free trade is wrong

“I’m a free trader,” said Donald Trump, in his speech announcing his candidacy. That was in June 2015. Since then, he’s been singing a very different tune. Sounding more like a flannel-wearing protester than the ruthless tycoon of <i>The Apprentice,</i> Trump now says the US needs “fair trade, not free …

Economics

Brace yourself: the most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning

To properly understand globalization, you need to start 200,000 years ago.<p>Richard Baldwin skillfully takes on this daunting task in a new book, starting all the way back with the hunter-gatherers. For too long, he says, traditional analysis of trade has been too narrow, he argues.<p>The economist, who …

A House With An Artistic Design Inspired By Waves And Feathers

The Wave House is a very special project. It’s a private residence located in Venice, California and it looks extraordinary. It was a project by …

Bold Impression at Minimalist Vietnamese Cafe

<b>F-coffee</b>, a coffee shop in Dong Hoi, Vietnam, is a great example of how modern minimalist architecture can create a lasting impression using simple …

Exclusive - Oil CEOs to unveil renewable energy fund in new climate push | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Top oil companies including Saudi Aramco and Shell (RDSa.L) will join forces to set up an investment fund to develop technologies to cut carbon emissions and promote renewable energy, sources said on Wednesday.<p>Saudi ARAMCO President and Chief Executive Amin H. Nasser speaks …

Column: Why do wealthy nations unravel? A lack of nationalism, says this economist

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Economist Todd Buchholz is out with a new book, with a counterintuitive thesis. In “Price of Prosperity: Why Rich Nations Fail and How …

You Can Buy Your Own Military Surplus Humvee

1.5K<p>SHARES<p>As U.S. soldiers have shifted to using armored vehicles for routine transportation, the military has a surplus of the ultimate off-road …

archatlas: R&F Yingkai Square Goettsch Partners (GP) recently completed the R&F Yingkai Square mixed-use tower, featuring the Park Hyatt Guangzhou hotel, in Guangzhou, China. Developed by R&F Properties Co. and located in the new city center of Zujiang, the 296-meter tower totals 66 stories and 174,500 square meters and is currently the 7th tallest completed building in Guangzhou, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building includes 114,500 square meters of office space and 10,000 square meters of retail, in addition to the 208-key Park Hyatt at the top, with hotel interiors designed by Tokyo-based firm Super Potato. Images and text via

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Watch Gauzy Coral Reefs Shape-Shift Into Letters

An ecosystem of coral wiggles and expands through every letter of the alphabet.<p>A balled-up mass of fleshy ruffles unfolds into the shape of a capitalized ‘A,’ then into a ‘B,’ followed by a ‘C’ and so on until a complete brilliant alphabet is spelled out in coral reef typography. The …

Coral Reefs

Monochrome Iranian holiday home by RooyDaad Architects is dark outside and white inside

RooyDaad Architects created this monochrome house as a weekend retreat from their practice in Tehran, and based its design on a housing model by Le …

This Is Scandinavian Design at Its Finest

It’s no secret we’re big fans of minimal design at MyDomaine HQ, so naturally, when we spotted this sleek Montréal apartment on <i>Dwell</i>, we were …

Interior Design

Young Architects Design and Build Iran's First Free-Form Brick Structure

Using an array of programs available for public use, a group of young architects called ADAPt have designed and realized a unique free-form brick …

8 creative walls you'll want in your home

Walls are a permanent and unavoidable fixture in any home, so why not make the most of them? For some homeowners, a simple coat of paint just won't …

8 trendy and smart ideas for South African homes

South Africa, is also known as the rainbow nation. And because this country is a vibrant mix of culture, traditions, colours and lifestyle, it’s …

Living Baubotanik tree tower rises in Germany

Timber is often regarded as a tree’s most valuable asset, but what if there was a way to harness the living plant for construction without cutting it …

Remember the laptop-destroying 'USB Killer?' Now you can buy one

In Oct. 2015, we wrote about USB Killer — a seemingly innocuous USB stick that fries nearly any device it's inserted into with a bolt of …

Selling

The economist exposes the flaws of the common currency, but his solutions for reform don’t convince<p>It’s two months since Britain’s worst foreign policy blunder of the modern era and it still rankles. The vote to take us out of the European Union was not about economics, less still diplomacy; it was …

Economics

In the early 1980s the author was one of the first to herald the emerging dominance of neoliberalism in the west. Here he argues that this doctrine is now faltering. But what happens next?<p>The western financial crisis of 2007-8 was the worst since 1931, yet its immediate repercussions were …

Economics

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First 'Plantscraper' Vertical Farm in Sweden!

1/8<p>Several years ago a Swedish-American company called Plantagon unveiled plans for a series of massive skyscraper greenhouses that stood to …

How to Make Your Pool More Impressionable With Glass Tile Mosaics

When it comes to designing fresh and modern poolscapes, glass tile mosaics are one of the hottest new trends – and we want to teach you the best ways …

7 things Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest American architects, got wrong about design

Chun-Hung Eric Cheng / Flickr“It takes a brave soul to buy one of Wright's houses,” says Chicago-based architect John Eifler.He should know: He’s …