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Haruka Misawa’s Enchanting 3D Printed Waterscape Aquariums

Japan is already renowned amongst aquarists for the segment of stunningly composed freshwater landscapes known as aquascapes, underwater arrangements …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

Could We Just Lose the Adverb (Already)?

I’m cursed with a mind that looks at a sentence and sees grammar before it sees meaning. It might be that I’m doing math by other means, that I …

Recipes for disaster: why your dish won't turn out like the one in the cookery book

As an idea, it was a recipe for disaster. Take one much-loved website, thoroughly cleanse it of all useful material, add a liberal dollop of public outrage and 200 000 signatures on a petition, then backtrack furiously.<p>Whatever the motive behind last week's decision to close the BBC Food website, …

How Adding Paper Towels, T-Shirt Scraps or Screens to Sand Makes It Both Strong and Structural

Creating Mechanically Stabilized Earth is a cheap, simple way to achieve structure<p>It's crucial for designers of physical objects to understand how …

Objects: Designed for a Beautiful Home

While The Republic of Fritz Hansen is best known for their classic chairs, they recently debuted a home accessories line at Salone Del Mobile. The …

A Sofa That Never Gets Bored

The internet of things is no longer limited to well, just the internet. It now includes furniture. In fact, the Lift-Bit (not to confused with Fitbit …

The Mushroom LED Lamp by ZISION Studio x IDMIX

It’s a rare instance when three of my passions – design, technology, and mycology – converge into a singular focal point. ZISION Studio’s Mushroom …

danielmoyerdesign Encourages Drawing on Furniture

At least, for this special case. danielmoyerdesign, with help from Tattly, debuted drINK, a collection of 53 pieces of furniture and lighting that is …

Luxurious Geometric Textiles by Beatrice Larkin

Soft to the touch? Check. Fresh, modern graphics? Check. Beatrice Larkin creates distinct, modern fabrics and textiles with a bright aesthetic. Using …

Larger Than Life: Captured52’s Striking Photography Tells A Story

Each of the images has a story to tell. Peter’s overarching goal has been to create a community of photographers and those who support them, through …

A 50’s Madrid Home Becomes Modern & Welcoming

When you see the finished design of this 170 square meter (approx. 1829 square foot) home in Madrid, you’d never believe where they started from (see …

Bedrooms

How Phloem Studio Makes their Captain’s Chair

<i>We have such a great appreciation for handcrafted furniture, where designers put their heart and soul into each piece with the intention for it to</i> …

A Modern Table Lamp Inspired By Elephant Ears

Designer Guillaume Delvigne recently partnered up with Bellila, a French design studio, to launch their first product, Elmer. Named after the famous …

A Sophisticated Floor Lamp Named Aerial

Tall, slim, and with a heavy foundation, the Aerial floor lamp is a study in minimalism. With a strong, curvy neck made of powder coated steel, an …

Classic Vases Made Out of a Beloved Childhood Tool

Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika took a classic childhood tool, the colored pencil, and constructed a collection of vases with a very distinct …

10 Small Leather Accessories for Your Pocket

Coin pouches, wallets, credit card holders, and business card holders seem to be must-haves for everyone these days and finding a good one isn’t …

We’re Unethical at Work Because We Forget Our Misdeeds

paul garbett FOR HBR<p>Just recently, Mitsubishi Motors, Japan’s sixth-largest automaker, admitted that for 25 years it had used methods to test the fuel economy of its vehicles that did not comply with Japanese government regulations. The company confessed that it repeatedly had manipulated test data …

How Large NGOs Are Using Data to Transform Themselves

Not many would associate innovation with large, service-oriented nonprofits with decades of history. But in our study of many such organizations—including World Vision, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, and Save the Children—we found a handful are innovating by seeking out data, taking it …

People Favor Naturals Over Strivers — Even Though They Say Otherwise

Our society is deeply conflicted about the source of excellence. On one hand, we are fascinated with child prodigies, portraying them as wonders of nature. On the other hand, we love a good “overcoming adversity” story, as it inspires us all to greatness.<p>But when it comes down to actually making …

Paying Skilled Workers More Would Create More Skilled Workers

When computers made their way into workplaces, in the 1980s, typists had a problem. As computers replaced traditional typewriters, the skills of typists who did not know how to work with a word processor grew obsolete. Nevertheless, few would argue that information technology permanently increased …

7 Factors of Great Office Design

Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams and functions and design elements that reflect culture, brand, and values.<p>For example, we’ve seen an explosion of open …

How Your Leadership Has to Change as Your Startup Scales

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>When it comes to new tricks, sometimes new dogs are just as hard to teach as old ones. At least, that was what went through my mind as I sat in on a recent senior team meeting at a fast-growing, two-year-old e-commerce company. I winced when Daniel, the 32-year-old CEO, said, …

Data Quality Should Be Everyone’s Job

All of us depend on data created elsewhere to do our work. In the face of errors, most people’s natural reaction is to correct such errors in the data they need — after all, when you’re dealing with a mountain of day-in, day-out demands, that seems the fastest, most efficient way to complete the …

The Same Story

Issue 53 Fall 2014 Winner: Best Essay Prize, "Mistakes"In this story, two young women are pregnant at the same time by the same man. One of the women …

Equations

The Food Lab: Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon

Do you enjoy being lied to? I certainly don't. Yet nearly every time I eat roasted potatoes, I feel like I've been betrayed. They come to the table all nicely browned and craggy, but they inevitably have soft, papery skins that don't offer any real contrast with the creamy flesh below. It's like,</i> …

Ask the Food Lab: What's the Point of Bay Leaves?

"What's the Point of Bay Leaves?"<p>Lots of stews, stocks, and soups call for bay leaves, but I don't really taste them in the final dish. Would it make a difference if I left them out?<p>Here's an easy way to see what bay leaves <i>really</i> taste like: throw a couple in a pot of water and let it simmer. Taste …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

How to Make Foolproof Cheese Fondue

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>We spend a lot of time here at Serious Eats reinventing recipes. Instead of adhering to the received wisdom, we try to push beyond that, seeking methods and techniques that get us to an even better version of the …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. …