Viloshan Appasamy

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Just Hearing Your Phone Buzz Hurts Your Productivity

By now we know that we’re (mostly) not supposed to multitask — that we can’t do two things at once very well and that it takes us a while to refocus when we switch from one task to another. This is why we put our phones screen-side down and slightly out of reach when we want to focus on something …

Text Messaging

Know When to Kill Your Brand

Killing off brands is not a popular or pleasant thought, but we should consider it more often than we do. It can be tough to admit that it’s time to pull the plug. Some executives may be reluctant to admit – perhaps for sentimental or political reasons — that their brand is sucking out more value …

Anachronistic

What to Do If You Feel Stuck in the Wrong Career

If you’re midway through your career and feeling stuck, you are not alone. Maybe work doesn’t feel meaningful anymore, or your industry has drastically evolved, or your values and interests have changed. No matter what, your 40-something self is a very different person from the 20-something you …

Employment

Tommy Hilfiger’s Chairman on Going Private to Spark a Turnaround

Maarten Kools<p>I first met Tommy Hilfiger around 1990, when he was already well known in the fashion industry. In the late 1960s he’d been a teenager in upstate New York, but he wanted access to fashionable clothing that he couldn’t find in local stores. So he and some friends would drive to New York …

Tommy Hilfiger

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Employment

Hennessy Black Brunch Martini

Sponsored by Hennessy Black<p>While Hennessy might be a recognizable brand, many of us aren't aware of the cognac's nuances—or remain wary of cognac in general due to a lack of understanding. On a recent summer afternoon, the team at CH learned that Hennessy Black (which launched back in 2010) is more …

Alcohol

Original Prints of Movies, Music and Photographs are Stored 22 Stories Underground in a Secret Pennsylvania Facility

Elton John's recordings will survive a nuclear war<p>If you've ever worked in a corporate office, chances are you've seen one of these Iron Mountain …

Bill Gates

Bare Wood Becomes Ethereal with Wooden Aquarelle

Wooden Aquarelle is a method that Meike Harde uses to color bare wood. When poured on wooden surfaces, liquid pigments flow randomly creating color …

This Sensor Will Tell You How Busy The Gym Is Before You Even Leave The House

Density is a simple new IoT sensor that broadcasts how busy public places around town are at any given time.<p>No one likes a bar that’s too crowded, or for that matter, one that’s too dead. But what if you could pull out your smartphone and see just how jumping your favorite hot spot was before you …

Codes

Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn

We don’t know much about the 2017 Audi Union, but we do know we’re drooling. Inspired by the brand’s famed 1930s Silver Arrows, this revitalized …

Sushi & Co. Brand Identity Design by Studio Bond

Sushi restaurant brand identity design by creative studio Bond for Sushi & Co.<p>There it is, a new branding project by studio Bond. The Finnish …

Legs for Days – Apparel Boutique Branding by Futura

Brand development by studio Futura for apparel boutique, Legs for Days.<p>The creative team of Mexican design studio Futura was aked to help with the …

Articles about three story home buenos aires easy garden access on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this new feature, we present an architectural insider’s guide to a great design destination.<p>A design lover's guide to the Argentine capital.<p>A creative office remodel for a local motion graphics studio.<p>With a design philosophy—and materials—passed down from a renowned Argentine architect, a …

Buenos Aires

Twitter also wants iOS users to 'favorite' tweets with hearts instead of stars

Some Android users since June have seen a small, but significant tweak to Twitter: more hearts and fewer stars. Now it's iOS users' turn.<p>The social …

Apple Watch demand not enough for suppliers to break even

Apple told investors earlier this month that sales of the Apple Watch have far exceeded its own internal expectations, but some of the companies that are making parts for the new wearable are claiming that they can’t even break even because demand is so weak.<p>Taiwan’s Advanced Semiconductor …

PlayStation Plus members will soon vote on what games go free

Sure, PlayStation Plus subscribers are used to getting "free" games every month, but they haven't had any say about what the gratis titles would be. Until now. With Vote to Play, you'll have a chance to make your voice heard. PlayStation VP of platforms marketing John Koller writes on the</i> …

Pinterest hires former Apple designer Susan Kare

As part of the original Macintosh team back in the 80s, Susan Kare created some of Apple’s earliest typefaces and icons, but now the famous designer is ready to bring her iconic skills to Pinterest, as the company’s newest design lead.<p>Pinterest has hired Kare to be part of the company’s creative …

Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Universe

Uber Reduces Capital Concentration And Increases The Number Of Capitalists

This is an excellent observation from Don Boudreaux, that Uber and the other parts of that gig and sharing economy reduce capital concentration and increase the number of capitalists. That might sound odd when we consider that Uber itself is valued at $50 billion: something of a concentration of …

Economics

Facebook is the undisputed king of the tech industry now

No other tech company is executing so well across so many areas at once — from product development to business management to public relations.<p>Take a look:<p><b>Users are addicted.</b> Facebook has more than 968 million active daily users, the company said on its earnings call this week. Let's put that …

Tech Industry

BMW wants you to know when traffic lights change

Traffic lights are supposed to help keep driving orderly, but they often create more tension than they resolve. How do you know that the green light won't turn yellow before it's too late to slow down? BMW thinks it can help. It's the first automaker to offer in-car support for Connected Signals' …

'Angry Birds 2' Is Worse Than The Original In Nearly Every Way

It’s hard to tell exactly what happened with Rovio. They certainly made one incredible game with the original <i>Angry Birds</i>. Granted, it used an open-source physics engine and borrowed the basics of its design from a variety of other titles, but that doesn’t detract from just how well Rovio pulled off …

Angry Birds

What’s Next For Apple Design, From The Guy Who Hired Jonathan Ive

Robert Brunner, who gave Ive his first Apple job, discusses the designer’s new C-suite role–and why it matters.<p>Earlier this week, we reported that Apple created a new senior management position for esteemed designer Jonathan Ive, freeing him up to pursue big-picture projects while cementing his …

Product Design

Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>The idea of disruption excites some people and terrifies others. Consider the recent case of The New Republic, in which a new, disruptive CEO came in and vowed to “break shit.” The company’s top journalists balked, the brand was sullied, and the business still struggles. …

Innovation

The Self-Tuning Enterprise

Wouldn’t it be nice if an algorithm could tell you when to develop a new business model or whether to enter a new market?<p>We’d be lying if we said that such an algorithm exists. It doesn’t, and we don’t imagine a time in the foreseeable future when algorithms (or other forms of artificial …

Innovation

The Great Decoupling: An Interview with Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Machines, it seems, can do almost anything human beings can. Now cars are even starting to drive themselves. What does that mean for business and employment? Will any jobs be left for people? Will machines take over not just low-skilled tasks but high-skilled ones too? If a man and a machine work …

Innovation

Articles about modern design and architecture across denmark on Dwell.com - Dwell

Danish architect and designer Thomas Juul-Hansen is renowned for his ability to design luxury properties that are rooted in a...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American …

American Cities