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This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

by Joe BuntingI’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby (our second), bought a …

Creative Writing

Articles about 9 modern guesthouses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don't just tile the bathroom floor: tile the walls and ceiling, too.<p>While staircases are functional by nature, many architects use them as an opportunity to introduce a graphic design statement to...<p>Looking for a more intimate yet modern travel experience? Consider booking your next stay at a …

Architecture

Four Texas couples create awesome tiny home complex as vacation spot outside of Austin

A group of longtime friends in Austin have constructed a tiny home compound just outside of the city so as a getaway vacation homestead.<p>The couples, who have known each other for about 20 years, developed the “Llano Exit Strategy” with the help of Austin architect Matt Garcia. The project began in …

Sustainability

7 Architects Who Pulled out All the Stops for Their Own Homes

It's always fascinating to ogle the houses architects build for themselves, because without constant client demands, they can <b>take their visions all the way</b>. Here's a look at some of the most intriguing new examples of homes architects built for their families, many of which, unsurprisingly, take on …

These Startups Are Trying to Save the Music Business by Disrupting it

At a recent event hosted by Inc., a group of entrepreneurs pitched investors on new business models aimed at turning the music industry around.<p>With the backing of music industry executives whose clients include bands like Kings of Leon, it's not hard to imagine the eight music startup founders …

Music Industry

These photos Apple's first employees showed us from the company's earliest days are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

Silicon Valley

Articles about rural houses across america will make you want ditch city life good on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1960s Southern California seaside property gets a luxe update that still fits in with its natural surroundings.<p>Move into a mini abode with this roundup of resources on modern small space living.<p>Whether you're looking for adventure, culture, or R&R, Hawaii has plenty to offer the modern …

Sonoma County

Google took away this perk. Employees freaked out

Everybody wants to work at Google.<p>The company is consistently rated the best place to work. Part of the reason? A wide array of perks, big and small.<p>But people get used to it, even Googlers.<p>Google's Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock told CNNMoney how in the mid-2000s, Google offered $5,000 …

The Workplace

Why living in small spaces is making people happier

While it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of wanting that bigger place, with the spare bedroom, bigger yard, study or airy dining area, an …

5 Things You Shouldn't Miss in Google's Tour of the Abbey Road Studios

Google is giving people the chance to take a virtual tour of the Abbey Road music studios in London, where artists such as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jay Z and a number of others have recorded hit tracks and albums, but then you knew that already.<p>Indeed, Abbey Road Studios has to be one of the most …

Zane Lowe

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing

<i>This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and email copywriter Hassan Ud-deen.</i><p>Ever feel like your writing could be better?<p>If you’re a …

Creative Writing

The internet took the album away, and now it's giving it back

How the surprise release led to an album renaissance<p>For decades, the album was the primary form in which music was delivered to the masses. But ever since Apple introduced iTunes back in 2001, the album has been on the decline. When online piracy ravaged the music industry, music revenues went from …

Music Industry

Articles about 7 tiny prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Many architects in California regularly take on the challenge of experimenting with alternative construction methods.<p>You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.<p>Each …

Prefab Homes

11 Writing Tips That Will Change Your Life

by Marcy McKayThere seems to be two different camps regarding the writing process. One adheres to a strict regime of rules and writing tips to …

Creative Writing

The Work-Life Balance Lesson We Learn from Stephen King's Desk

<i>This article was co-authored with Jeff Goins.</i><p>Most of us struggle at some point to figure out our calling in life. We lose interest in our job, or get disillusioned with our career, and we wonder what work we were really meant to do. Jeff Goins once felt that way, but after he found his calling, his …

Barnes & Noble

Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers

Music Production

Articles about kansas city home looks its neighbors reveals truly modern sensibility on Dwell.com - Dwell

Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his...<p>Landscape takes center stage in this Missouri residence.<p>Architect Jamie Darnell had a simple plan for his family’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, but the result is …

Architecture

'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit: 5 Major Music Industry Implications

From more settlements to increased sales, here are some of the biggest effects you can expect to see once the dust clears<p>The "Blurred Lines" trial, …

Music Industry

'Blurred Lines' Artists 'Sleep Well Knowing They Didn't Copy'

"I feel like I've let songwriters around the world down by helping establish this horrible precedent," attorney Howard King says<p>Attorney Howard King, …

Music Industry

Will The $7.3 Million Robin Thick "Blurred Lines" Verdict Kill Songwriting As We Know It?

The jury awarded the estate of Marvin Gaye more than $7 million today in a copyright infringement decision against artist Robin Thicke and songwriters Pharrell Williams and T.I. over their huge 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.” The jury decided that the song was just too similar to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got To …

Music Industry

Articles about all one addition comes prefabricated on Dwell.com - Dwell

With LEED-certified sustainability on the top of their list, a couple sets the bar for their new Los Angeles home.<p>A former office building in Oakland, California, is now a charming single-family home with a versatile courtyard and studio.<p>A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space …

Lake Tahoe

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Articles about 6 green desert prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...<p>The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.<p>In the high desert landscape of Yucca Valley, …

Culver City

Love Your Introverts (It's The Quiet Ones You Should Watch)

Steve Wozniak arguably has one of the most creative and innovative brains in the history of technology.<p>“Woz” played a huge part in the way we view the place of technology in our lives. In his book iWoz, the Apple co-founder talks about his inventions and his creative process.<p>On creativity, he …

Personality