arya menon

20 Added | 2 Magazines | 8 Likes | 1 Follower | @aryamenon | Keep up with arya menon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “arya menon”

39 CrossFit Terms You Should Know

M<p><b>20. ME</b>: maximal effort. Go all out for the time or reps prescribed.<p><b>21. MetCon</b>: short for metabolic conditioning, a type of short, high-intensity …

DETAIL Green Books: Sustainable Construction Techniques

<i>From the publisher.</i> <b>From structural design to interior fit-out: Assessing and improving the environmental impact of buildings</b><p>What makes building …

20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

“Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” – John Green<p>Nothing could be more fulfilling, exhilarating, or reassuring than …

Why Tap-and-Go Transit Fares Are Kind of a Big Deal

Lower costs, ridership barriers, and passenger congestion are among the possible benefits.<p>Provided they have an iPhone 6 and can actually figure out how to set up Apple Pay, Transport for London riders can now cover their fares on trains and buses with a tap of their smartphone. That’s a nice step …

Multi-purpose hybrid pier-park planned for Florida

Although unusual, the pier-park concept is not unprecedented. New York's planned Pier 55, for example, is designed to be a lush green environment on …

New Mapping Tool Helps Planners Judge Pedestrians, Public Space

Even for the rationalists among us, the idea of reducing a city to numbers can be disconcerting. What’s a sidewalk ballet without some improvisation? …

Urbanism

Open-Air House of Mirrors Wins MoMA's Architecture Award

Come 2016, you'll paradoxically be contained and free within Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa Soler's 'Your Reflection' structure.<p>Next year in Santiago, Chile's Parque Araucano, an open-air house of mirrors may rise above the grassy knolls. Designed by architects Guillermo Hevia García and …

Architecture

Rogers Partners, Ken Smith and ASD's St. Petersburg's "Pier Park" Wins City Approval

The St. Petersburg City Council has approved Rogers Partners, Ken Smith and ASD's "Pier Park" redesign, allocating funds towards demolition of the …

From wild camping to festivals: have a sustainable student summer

Summer’s here and there’s lots of good, clean fun to be had, without the need to take short-haul flights or use disposable barbecues<p>The exams are done, new Glastonbury 2015 photos are still making the occasional appearance on your Facebook feed and the streets are lined with pale, knobbly knees …

Train Travel

Ultra-Thin Printed Solar Cells Could Turn on Lights for 1.3 Billion People

As the solar energy trend continues to grow, it's becoming less expensive to produce. This is great for developed nations whose citizens want to decrease their carbon footprint, but it's even better for those living in developing countries. Advances in printed solar cell technology are creating …

Solar Panels

7 Principles for Transit

By managing growth that is compact, coordinated, and connected, transit-oriented development (TOD) prioritizes people over cars. Photo by Fred …

Urban Design

Do Green Spaces In Cities Help Close “Well-Being Gaps” Between Rich And Poor?

Poor neighborhoods are often much sicker than richer ones. But more greenery could go a long way to improving everyone’s health.<p>Can neighborhood green spaces help close the gaps in health between people of different incomes and backgrounds?<p>That’s the tantalizing proposition of research by Rich …

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

A clever 16-year-old named Thomas combined his two passions, cycling and electronics, into one very useful DIY gadget. Using a tired CPU fan, an old …

Arduino

BIG unveils transport hub for one of Sweden's biggest cities

The Västerås Travel Center by Bjarke Ingel's firm BIG will bring together trains, buses, taxis and bicycles as part of an ambitious redevelopment …

Trains

Why The Architect Behind NYC’s Enormous Flood-Proofing Plan Is Inspired By Martian Sci-Fi

Bjarke Ingels, one of the most creative architects in the world today, is a big sci-fi nerd.<p>The famed author Philip K. Dick once described the genre of science fiction by what it’s not: It is not about space, the future, or technology. Science fiction, he said, is a fictional plot triggered by …

ListenUp

NAKED: Bubble<p>Experimental trio NAKED are based in Edinburgh but prefer to be free of any geographical labels—and the hypnotic, escapist tracks off their debut EP <i>Youth Mode</i> speak to a generation defined more by their time on the internet than the city they inhabit. The part-epileptic, part-dazed …

Snoop Dogg

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Home Decorating