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Ditch Your Lame PowerPoint And Try These Apps Instead

The cultishly popular app maker FiftyThree releases tools for people who use visual slide decks at work–but don’t need the bloat of PowerPoint or Keynote.<p>Four years ago, FiftyThree—the team of ex-Microsoft creatives who launched a wildly popular iPad sketching app called Paper—was flush with …

Apps

These $2 million floating homes are designed to withstand Category 4 hurricanes

South Florida — especially Miami and the Keys — was one of several regions that Hurricane Irma pummeled in early September. The Category 4 storm …

These three items of Barker and Stonehouse furniture have helped multi-million pound sales soar again

Is your house a ........? OK, you know the rest.<p>Barker and Stonehouse has revealed the best-selling pieces that have helped keep tills at the …

This lamp, designed for the MoMA, looks like a 3D skull

The Museum of Modern Art is known for its cutting-edge contemporary exhibitions of the world's most influential designers and artists. It also …

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Wall Art

Logo Designs by Stitch Design Co.

Various logos and marks created by graphic design studio Stitch Design Co.Based in Charleston, SC, USA, Stitch Design Co. is a multi-disciplinary …

Tiny A-frame cabin costs just $700 to build

And it only took 3 weeks<p>Whether it’s in dollhouse form or as one of the many vacation homes that proliferated in the 1970s from Mount Hood to Fire Island, the A-frame is an instantly recognizable—and beloved—-architectural style.<p>Perhaps that’s why this DIY tiny home is just so dang cute. Built by …

This L.A. Startup Is Digitally Transforming The Self-Storage Industry

Terry Shaylin had only a few days to clear out her mother’s Santa Monica apartment after an unexpected move overseas. Three days after Shaylin stumbled upon a Clutter ad, a moving truck arrives. “It was simple,” Shaylin says, as two Clutter movers in company T-shirts swaddle furniture in blankets …

France's 21 most beautiful beaches (according to our experts)

BIO architects' compact DD16 house is made to withstand extreme weather conditions

<b>ivan ovchinnikov of BIO architects has created a prototype of a modular compact house that is able to weather extreme conditions.</b> the DD16 house …

13 Ways To Make Side Money Off Of One Idea

You might not have dreams of running a merch empire. But these versatile platforms make it easy to launch a product line that steadily pads your pockets.<p>Ask any business owner, and they’ll tell you how hard monetization can be. You’ll often need a longer runway than you think. Since breaking into …

Social Media

The Spanish cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Bold, Beautifully Designed Signage That Is Impossible To Miss

<b>In general</b>, way-finding signs are designed to be unobtrusive and functional, while signage made for branding and identity tend to be a lot more …

Mexico City

10 Hacks to Keep Your Outdoor Party Bug-Free

We love everything about backyard entertaining, <i>except</i> the mosquitos and other pests that seem to always come with it. Next time you find your guests getting “buggered” and are tempted to move the party inside, consider trying one of these genius anti-pest tricks. Scroll down to learn some nifty …

FPM's Workstation and Bedstation are built for the modern nomad

Living out of your suitcase, literally.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>For nomads with discerning tastes, FPM and designer Mark Sadler have created two new …

Workstations

11 beautiful European train journeys from London

1<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>London St Pancras to Avignon via Eurostar<p><b>Look out for</b> Once you hit France it’s all rolling fields and quaint little villages. …

Trains

Liuzhou Forest City

Liuzhou Forest City is a new green masterplanned city that fights air pollution. The completed project will be a city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees.

Air Pollution

The Moonraker Speaker System Is A Tribute To Mid-Century Design

Handmade in California by skilled craftsmen, the Moonraker by bossa is a sleek and sophisticated speaker system that pays homage to mid-century …

Furniture

10 of the most ground-breaking uses of plywood in architecture and design

To coincide with the opening of an exhibition dedicated to plywood at London's V&A museum, we've rounded up 10 projects from the Dezeen archives that …

This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company

FreshBox Farms is going big by focusing on harvests, not proprietary growing systems.<p>As the indoor farming industry has taken off in the last several years–over the next 10 years, indoor farming is expected to account for 50% of leafy green production, and grow to a $42 billion industry–it’s become …

Aquaponics

Thin Ink Illustrations by Alfred Basha

Illustrator Alfred Basha sparkled with his thin illustrations illustrations representing animals. He is behind new creations imagined with thin black …

Design

How the Eames Bentwood LCW Chair is Made

Technically speaking, the chair's development was paid for by the U.S. Navy<p>It's been referred to as both the LCW, for Lounge Chair Wood, and the …

20th Century

This suit repels water, neutralizes odors, self-cleans, and wows crowds

When it comes to formalwear, guys have a finite number of options to choose from that combine fashion and function.<p>Sure, you can go for the tailored …

Cleaning

Mid Century Modern Find of the Week: Trensums Adjustable Recliner

This beautiful Danish modern highback reclining lounge chair was manufactured by Trensums in the 1960s.<p>The designer is unknown but most of the design …

15 Weird Gardening Tips that Sound Wacky but Really Work

Gardening can be a brilliantly immersive activity but for a beginner, it can be tricky. The few times that I tried to garden, I ended up quitting out …

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

Excel Data Entry Form

Step-by-step instructions for entering data<p>Using Excel's built in data entry form is a quick and easy way to enter data into an Excel database.<p>Using …

Databases

Tiny house GIF shows how to build one from scratch

So you want to DIY a tiny house?<p>While we love to share awesome tiny houses you can order directly from builders, some folks might prefer to roll up their sleeves and build the whole thing themselves. After all, DIY design and construction offers the most customization in terms of layouts, …

Built-in bed and white cabinetry feature in renovated New York apartment by Stadt Architecture

Stadt Architecture has paired existing brickwork walls with walnut floors, bright white cabinets and purple furniture in the renovation of this …

Interior Design

Smart glasses give legally blind man second chance to see his wife at their wedding

Andrew Airey married his wife almost 15 years ago, but recently he had a second wedding and this time he could see more of her face and even her …

airey