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A Beautiful Ivy Overgrown House in Hungary

These fabulous renders by Viktor Fretyán showcase a breathtaking forest house, designed by architect Satoshi Okada. Located on the sloping terrain …

14 Sneaky Styling Tricks for a Small Living Room

Go from a tight squeeze to your favorite hangout.<p>This is the space where you're supposed to unwind in after a long day, but if it's cramped and cluttered you're never going to find that zen. That is, unless you trick your eye into <i>thinking</i> your room is bigger than it appears. These design ideas will …

Sensational Aldo House in Ontario by Prototype Design Lab

A stunning home that brings the outdoors inside with its wonderful use of skylights, a beautiful atrium and a gigantic folding glass wall system, the</b> …

25 Elegant and Exquisite Gray Dining Room Ideas

The charm of gray is something that simply refuses to go away, and the world of interior design has fully tapped into the potential of this hot …

Interior Design

Twitter Acquires Niche, A Startup That Helps Advertisers Work With Social Media Celebrities

Twitter just announced that it has acquired social marketing startup Niche.<p>Founded by Rob Fishman and Darren Lachtman, Niche helps advertisers work with influencers on Vine and other platforms. (Random connection: Lachtman is the cousin of TechCrunch writer Josh Constine.) It pitches itself as a …

Startups

Parks and Rec Made a Bunch of Fake Ads for Last Night’s Show, and They Were Great

NBC's Parks and Recreation will soon come to an end, and the writers of the heartwarming, droll comedy have been knocking it out of the … well, …

Comedy

Vote for the Best GIFs of the Year From These 55 Insane Nominees

It's the moment you've been waiting for—the 2015.GIFYS.<p>What are the .GIFYS, you might ask? They are, obviously, an awards show for the best animated …

GIF Animations

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Print Media

Who needs a website? Media companies ponder becoming content providers for Facebook

Go to where the audience is — that’s the common refrain of 21st century media. Consumers are fragmented, and its up to journalists and editors to …

Articles about 5 designers’ own homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on …

Prefab Homes

Forrester: 80% of Time Spent on Mobile is Limited to Just Five Apps

Forrester: Mobile Users Spend Majority of their Time in Just Five Apps<p>Consumers now spend more time on apps in their devices than they do watching …

Here’s How Chat Apps Are Becoming As Important As Social Media For Brands

A number of top pundits are predicting that messaging apps will become ‘the new social media’ in 2015, and here’s some evidence to support that theory from Line, the chat app from Japan with over 500 million registered users and 170 million monthly actives.<p>Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney released …

Apps

Tina Fey’s New Comedy ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Moves From NBC To Netflix

Netflix is on a roll this week. After NBC decided not to move forward with <i>The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, the online streaming service stepped in to buy the first season of the comedy and ordered a second one to boot.<p>The series stars Ellie Kemper and comes from the minds of <i>30 Rock</i> producers Tina Fey …

The 10 Principles Of The Future Manager

Following up on my post around the 7 Principles of The Future Employee, I wanted to share another concept which is the 10 Principles of The Future Manager. When it comes to the future of work it’s not just employees that are changing, managers are also having to change the ways in which they lead …

Publishers Sell Sponsored Content Made for Instagram, Snapchat

Wired magazine has tapped a male-female duo famous on Instagram for their alluring photography to anchor an ad campaign for apparel and accessories …

Condé Nast

BACK TO THE FUTURE Mondo Poster by Matt Taylor

The Real Marketers Shift From Social Media to Content Marketing

Today, it’s common knowledge that social media does not work without great content. This is a concept that’s simple to understand but rarely executed.<p>…

The Man Who Convinced BMW To Rethink Social Media

BMW had a handle on traditional social media marketing, but it took a risk on a “drift mob” to reach new audiences. Here’s how it paid off.<p>Steven Althaus’s moment of digital truth came this past spring. BMW’s global director of brand management stood in front of top management, telling them the …

Public Relations

TV Has An Advertising Problem — Here Comes The Blame Game

Third-quarter earnings from the largest television network owners show a tepid advertising environment. Blame Nielsen. Or Ebola. Or something.<p>Ratings have been steadily eroding for years, but a precipitous decline began this summer and has continued through the new fall television season. As …

Obama: Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it 'works for everyone'

President Obama calls for tighter rules from the FCC -- leaving a little bit of wiggle room -- in an effort to preserve a "free and open Internet."<p>President Obama urged the US government to adopt tighter regulations on broadband service in an effort to preserve "a free and open Internet."<p>In a …

Net Neutrality

7 Best Business Books Coming Out This Week: TheStreet's Picks

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Social media alone isn't a branding strategy.<p><b>Facebook</b> (FB) , <b>Twitter</b> (TWTR) and other social media have changed everything …

Investing

How to Advertise on Instagram: A Guide for Business

Share<p>According to a Pew Research study, 55 percent of all 18- to 29-year-olds in the United States are using Instagram. That’s a whole generation of …

What Makes a Great Creative Director? Here’s How 10 of Them Answered That Question

Ask what makes a great creative creative director, and you'll probably get as many different answers as there are creative directors.<p>The 3% …

Advertising Industry

Study: Twitter Marketing Drives $716 Million in Car Sales

It's a burning question for auto marketers on Twitter: Are our tweets influencing people to buy cars?<p>To tackle this question, the social network …

Advertising