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Young Australians are ill-prepared for a digital economy: Infosys

A survey conducted by Infosys found that young Australians are among the least prepared around the world for the digital economy, ranking last in a …

Computer Science

6 Ideas From 2015 That Will Change the World | Inc.com

Advances in science and technology move at an insane pace these days--and luckily, many of the great minds leading the charge are using their innovations for good.<p>Here are six ideas that wowed us in 2015.<p>1. Beaming the internet to the entire world.<p>Most people laugh nostalgically at the sound of a …

Space Travel

Pat Lok – Single Artworks for Move Slow, Needy, and Could Be Mine

Single artworks by Karan Singh for Pat Lok’s 2014 releases: ‘Move Slow’, ‘Needy’, and ‘Could Be Mine’.<p>Karan Singh is a New York City based …

Farbraum, a Photographic Project by Nick Frank

Farbraum – Urban everyday objects moved into a new light by extracting colors.<p>“Farbraum” is a photographic project on urban architecture and …

Photography

Sanelma – Brush Script Typeface

The Sanelma typeface, a versatile brush script.<p>The <b>Sanelma typeface</b> was designed by Mika Melvas in 2014. It’s a versatile <b>brush script</b> in the style of …

Typography

Hinanai Village House opens out to a scenic mountain landscape

Huge sliding doors at the front and rear of this weekend house in rural Hiroshima allow residents to open out their timber-lined living spaces to the …

Interview with Architect Steven Ehrlich About 700 Palms

Architects often design their own homes and I wonder what it’s like to be your own client. Having spent countless hours designing for other people, …

With $10M and a long list of big-name investors, Opendoor is almost open for business

It’s official: Keith Rabois’s new startup, Opendoor, has closed its first round of funding with $9.95 million.<p>The news follows a couple months of pre-launch hype. In April, Rabois announced that he would be starting a new venture in the real estate realm to help people sell their houses faster. The …

Double or Nothing

<b>Mike and Doug Starn</b><p>Ever since their 1986 breakout New York show, the New Jersey–bred twins Mike and Doug Starn have operated on the principle of “random interdependence”—another way of saying that everything’s connected. That idea, which they believe could easily stem from their genetic bond, drove …

The 50 Most Powerful and Influential Families

<i>Town & Country</i> presents the world's most powerful dynasties in its second-annual list. From the dazzling empire of Monsieur Arnault to the undeniable influence of Jay Z, these are the names shaping the world in which we live. <i>Via TownandCountrymag.com</i>.

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Weekend Fun: Final Wooden House | Sou Fujimoto

“Final Wooden House” is a very small weekend house by architect Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto’s works are often playful, questioning the basic assumptions …

Best Reader-Submitted Bedroom Space Winner: Loren Madsen

Loren Madsen, an installation sculpture artist, is the winner in our Reader-Submitted Bedroom Space category in our first annual Considered Design …

Casa Cúbica, a tiny container home

Cúbica is a company in Costa Rica that specializes in alternative construction based on repurposed shipping containers. They have built housing, …

Delightful Home Office with a Strong Personal Touch

We ran across this delightful home office on Whimages, combining functionality with a highly personal touch. With freelancing becoming more and more …

Brilliant Architectural Ideas, Brought to Life in a Low-Budget Orphanage

It’s hard to get excited about an orphanage, but Norwegian social worker Ole-Jørgen Edna proves they don’t have to embody the scary stories of …

Developing Countries

Bicycle Mon Amour – Handmade Print by 100copies

Bicycle Mon Amour – Paris inspired handmade print.<p>Thomas Yang of 100copies has just launched the second artwork of the tyre print series. “Bicycle …

Dramatic Landscapes of Iceland through an Infrared Lens

<i>Blue Iceland</i> is a captivating series filled with dark skies and moody atmospheres across the stunning landscape of Iceland. Created by UK-based photographer Andy Lee, the series is a unique presentation of a place that is typically represented as vibrant green rolling hills and the crystal spring …

Photography

Country House in Villeta, Colombia by Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia

Casa 7A, a country house located in the town of Villeta, Colombia.<p>The team of Arquitectura en Estudio collaborated with Natalia Heredia to design …

Why Micro Apartments Are The Next Big Trend In City Living

Urban dwellers must face the reality that cities are becoming increasingly over-crowded which means that housing is in short supply.<p>In New York City, 1.8 million one- and two-person households exist, but there are only 1 million studio and one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, leaving a housing …

Housing

A Mobile Homeless Shelter You Wouldn’t Mind Living In

We spend a lot of time looking at shelters here on FastCompany.com–from pop-up shelters for earthquake relief to the Open Architecture Network’s challenge to build shelters with a social component, there is no shortage of designers trying to solve the ever-present problem of homelessness. But this …

Casa Solare combines rustic design and energy self-sufficiency | Studio Albori

This very unusual small tower house sits at an elevation of 5,700 feet in the Italian Alps. Casa Solare was designed by Milan’s Studio Albori to look …

Homemade Body Wash - Keep Scary Out Of Your Shower

homemade bodywash, recipe, soap recipe, body, wash<p>What do you put on your body every day? By the time I’ve finished my morning routine I’ve used …

Recycled Jars or Pretty New Purchases: Would You Make the Switch?

"Finally I am throwing out all that unmatched Tupperware!" a good friend recently exclaimed. Her home organization triumph left me baffled, though. …

Spices

Faktum Storage Bed

<b>Materials</b>: Faktum (or equivalent) cabinets, Box Spring Bed (mine is Sultan Salhus), plywood, lumber for footing and inner structure, assorted tools, …

10 incredible tiny houses in Japan: a photo tour

Despite being known as the office video game nerd here at <i>RocketNews24</i>, one of my secret passions is architecture. But not just any old architecture, …