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Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Study Skills

A Prewar Manhattan Apartment Gets a Contemporary Redesign

A Fifth Avenue residence, thoughtfully renovated by acclaimed architect Lee F. Mindel, proves simplicity can be soulful<p><i>This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>A young couple renovating their Fifth Avenue apartment knew that stuffiness was the thing to …

How to decorate your Easter eggs using stuff you already have in your kitchen

Scrambling to get ready for Easter, and don't think there's time to hit the craft stores and dye eggs? Think again.<p>Awesome ingredients for dyeing and decorating eggstraordinary Easter eggs are as close as the kitchen cupboards, closets or desk drawer.<p><b>How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs, …

This Year's Most Popular Kitchen Trends Are Stunning

You're about to see these designs everywhere.<p>Teeming with beautiful craftsmanship, some Joanna Gaines-inspired flair and tons of practical elements (we're looking at you, microwave drawer), the most buzzed-about kitchen designs of the year are here.<p>To create the list of top kitchen ideas for 2016, …

​5 extraordinary kitchen tools you need!

The kitchen is the heart of the home – it is the nucleus whose warm, aromatic environment reminds us of delicious and nourishing meals cooked by …

Our Most Popular Rooms in October Photos

Meg Ryan graced <i>AD</i>'s November cover, and her New York loft promptly took Pinterest by storm. Who wouldn't want to spend the day with the actress in her cozy kitchen and art-filled living room? But Ryan's apartment wasn't the only home you fell in love with this month. Interior designer Ken Fulk's …

The Midcentury Sculptor Who Changed The Way Kids Play

“What I was trying to get across was to provide an environment to play together,” Jim Miller-Melberg has said of his “sculptures for play.”<p>No one doubts the importance of play in childhood development–it lets kids figure out the world in an environment that encourages creativity, movement, and …

Sculpture

An Indian startup raised $30 million because millennials don’t even want to own furniture

People used to dream of growing up and acquiring a bunch of stuff. Now, it seems, dreams are different and millennials prize experience. For a globally connected generation whose only constant is change, permanence is burdensome—and that includes furniture.<p>That’s the thinking that got India’s …

Startups

4 Parks That Are Making Their Cities More Beautiful–And Sustainable

When the landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz designs urban parks, it looks at two things: cultural history and natural ecological systems. By blending the two, the firm creates public spaces that are deeply rooted in a specific place and that help cities become more environmentally …

Track Down

Cut-the-cost ideas to beautify your gardens

If you're keen to create a gorgeous garden but don't want to commit to an extensive programme of gardening, upkeep and maintenance, we've got plenty …

Landscaping

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Indoor climbing and bouldering are part of a tough, effective workout that costs about the same as a gym membership.<p>5 min ago8:06 a.m. April 2, …

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How to Properly Pronounce 20 Design and Decor Terms

No, a chaise longue is not a "shayze lounge."<p>Some are quite tricky — we'll admit,<p>but follow our handy pronunciation guide the next time you hit the furniture store and these decorating terms will roll right off your tongue.

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management

10 Women That Changed How I Thought About Building Things That Matter

This tweet from Marc Andreesen and RT’d by Dave McClure caught my eye:<p><i>Great roundup of 10 essays (including one by me) on building things: medium.com/@brendanbaker/… @brendanbaker</i><p>I clicked the link because as an entrepreneur who is building a company, and chairperson for a nonprofit organization …

Entrepreneurship

GASP! by Room 11 is a sequence of riverside pavilions and boardwalks

Australian architecture studio Room 11 has created a three-kilometre riverside pathway in Tasmania where brightly coloured boardwalks are punctuated …

The power of time off

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. …

Stefan Sagmeister

27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

Weird

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, …

The Science of Love: How Positivity Resonance Shapes the Way We Connect

We kick-started the year with some of history’s most beautiful definitions of love. But timeless as their words might be, the poets and the philosophers have a way of escaping into the comfortable detachment of the abstract and the metaphysical, leaving open the question of what love really is on …

Eyebeam selects WorkAC for New Brooklyn Home

<i>The art and technology center Eyebeam has selected WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) to design its future home in Brooklyn, another addition to the</i> …

The Psychology of How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. S. Eliot’s notion of “idea incubation” to Alexander Graham Bell’s “unconscious …

Study: Good Design Is Good For Business

Here at Co.Design, we’re constantly singing the praises of design-driven businesses. But “good design” can seem subjective and nebulous. Worse, it can be difficult to quantify how much design really impacts a company’s bottom line.<p>A new analysis by the Design Management Institute, a Boston-based …

Design

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

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The President of Northwestern University Predicts Online Learning … in 1934!

One of our most popular posts this year centered around a prescient set of predictions that Isaac Asimov made for 2014, way back in 1964. Asimov, …

How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity

We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut to Burroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow us to replicate …

4 Great Leadership Lessons from the Arts | Inc.com

The Tony Awards for Broadway Theater are Sunday night, showcasing artists across America. As much as people spend money for movies, television, theater and music, why do business experts continue to ignore the incredible leadership teachings that come from the arts?<p>Several years ago, I published a …

Leadership