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This solar-powered, off-grid California guesthouse is 100% self-sustaining

Set in one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal areas in California, the Off-Grid Guest House, designed by architect Dan Weber of Anacapa and …

Off-grid

How to Turn Your Business Into a Media Company (And Why You Should)

Invest just a few hours a day into creating quality content.<p><i>By Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner</i><p>You might think that only huge companies with large budgets have to hire videographers, content creators and editors, who can pump out a ton of content every day. But that's not the case. Even small …

Social Media

Never Worry About Cash Flow Again by Using These 5 Strategies

Negative cash flow is a sure sign your business is struggling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most important lessons I've learned as an entrepreneur is every business, regardless of industry, size or financial status, is dependent on cash. It doesn't matter …

Small Business

Mechanics are Putting Electric Tesla Motors in Audis and Mazdas

Watch a formerly gas guzzling Audi S5 run whisper-quiet with a Tesla motor and battery.<p>You don’t have to own a Tesla to drive a Tesla—or, at least, a car that runs like one.<p>Elon Musk’s electric car company is notoriously grumpy about Tesla owners working on their own cars, but that hasn’t stopped …

Tesla

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

Paradise lost? What happened to Ireland's model eco-village

It was conceived as a model for environmental living in the 21st century – a self-governing eco-village which would be communal, carbon-neutral and self-sufficient.<p>The plans for Cloughjordan, a settlement in the heart of Ireland, provided for a working farm, solar power, an “edible landscape” and …

Sustainability

Industrial Designer - Job Description

Job Description<p>Updated August 08, 2018<p>An industrial designer creates manufactured products such as cars, boats, housewares, computer hardware, sports …

Industrial Designer

Inside Belkin, Part 2: The Industrial Design Process of the TrueClear Pro

An in-depth interview with Oliver Seil, VP of Design<p>After dropping and shattering my expensive iPhone several years ago, I replaced it and took steps …

Product Design

This titanium multitool nails the basics

The James Brand was established for the pure reason that there are some problems that involve getting your hands dirty. Some solutions involve having …

Multi-tools

How to Raise a Million Dollars on Kickstarter

Two entrepreneurs share how they raised more than a million dollars online.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently participated in a leadership program with a rockstar entrepreneur, Matt DeCelles. DeCelles is the cofounder and CEO of a designer eyewear company, …

Crowd Funding

The Audi e-tron could have solved EV range problems by charging while driving

Audi’s groundbreaking braking system does what other EVs claim to do, actually charge your battery<p>Audi has invested a lot of time and money into its …

8 Great Bento Boxes for Big Bike Adventures

Keep food, tools, and other goodies at your fingertips with these handy top-tube bags<p>Jersey pockets are great, but for outings during which you’ll be spending hours in the saddle, you can’t beat a top-tube bag—often called a bento box—for stashing an ample supply of easy-to-access ride snacks and …

Credit Cards

How to share Apple iCloud storage with Family Share

Real estate is always at a premium, so why should online real estate -- namely cloud storage -- be any different? Some people have roommates to make ends meet, and some of us need a family member with a large iCloud plan to accommodate all those selfies. Fortunately, Apple offers shared iCloud …

MacBook Pro

Seventy2 Survival System

After a very successful crowdfunding campaign, the Seventy2 Survival System by Uncharted Supply Co. is now available for purchase. They say the first …

Crowd Funding

30 Egg Breakfasts That May Turn You Instantly Into a Morning Person

Maybe you know how to scramble eggs, but if you're looking to freshen up your breakfast routine, allow these 30 takes to do the trick. Most of these recipes can be prepared for one and at the snap of a finger, so you <i>actually</i> have time to savor the most important meal of the day.

Eggs

The best designs from Makerbot’s NYCxDesign Challenge

3D printing may have reached every household, but there’s still time for it to take off as a design tool. Designers use printers today to validate …

3D Printing

Proof That Design Is Good For Business, In 8 Statistics

Design is being severely underutilized by manufacturers, according to the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>This week, the National Endowment for the Arts released a report on the importance of industrial design to the United States’ economic health. While it covers everything from Apple’s influence …

Apple’s Strange Obsession With Fragility

Apple’s fine-print warning about the jet-black iPhone 7: Use a case.<p>The lights dim. A hush falls over the crowd. And suddenly, Jony Ive’s breathless, halting words float over the crowd: bead-blasted aluminum. Rotational 3D polishing. A protective oxide layer. A magnetized, ultra-fine iron particle …

IPhone 7

No one cares about your logo

Let’s take some pressure off logos–they really don’t need to work so hard. Here’s what drives your brand instead.<p>Somehow companies have gotten into the mind-set that a logo–this thing that does nothing more than identify us–is incredibly important.<p>We build our brands around them and when we get …

Graphic Design

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired

With the beginning of summer, pools all over the US are opening for recreational swimming — but in the Navy, recruits are getting ready for the brutal Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, or BUD/S, that will turn some of them into Navy SEALs.<p>In the SEALs, where recruits of the elite special …

Military

We will never see a movie like The Dark Knight again

On the film’s 10th anniversary, Polygon looks back at the staying power of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel<p><i>On the occasion of</i> The Dark Knight’s <i>10th anniversary, Polygon is spending the week</i> <i>investigating the comic-book blockbuster’s legacy</i><i>. Why so serious? Because Christopher Nolan’s Bat-sequel gave</i> …

Apple Watch Move ring vs. Exercise ring: What’s the difference?

Closing your Apple Watch Activity Rings can become such an obsession that it’s easy to forget why you’re doing it. It’s not just to keep Tim Cook happy in his giant, ring-shaped office in Cupertino. So, what does it really mean to close a ring?<p>The Stand goal is obvious. We all know we shouldn’t sit …

A Coffee-cup Designed for Everywhere and Everyday

Imagine a cup of coffee. Imagine its shape. A distinct form will come to mind. A cylindrical/tapering-cylindrical vessel, probably white in color, …

Strap it, then magnetically snap it.

The Lochett is one of those products that humans clearly need, but never thought about until now. Comprising one strap and two incredibly powerful …

This wheelchair turns the backrest into a steering wheel

The wheelchair is a very hand-intensive product, requiring arm strength to propel and brake the vehicle as well as your hands to maneuver the chair …

This self-driving grocery delivery car will sacrifice itself to save pedestrians

The vehicles will take part in a pilot program with Kroger in the fall.<p>Most self-driving cars are designed to carry people. That’s what Google’s autonomous vehicles do in Arizona, for example. But a company called Nuro has created a diminutive ‘bot that can drive itself down streets toting eggs, …

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Create a Community That Keeps Buying and Buying From You

Ecommerce pro Trevor Chapman shares a secret that doesn't take a lot of work but yields huge results.<p>When it comes to handling customers, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman says business owners have a tendency to “slash and burn,” meaning they think of purchases as simply a transaction, rather than …

eCommerce

Shake up your wristgame with a Watchpop Apple Watch band

If you love Apple’s Sport Loops for Apple Watch, we’ve got a fantastic alternative that costs 10 bucks less and features a new design element to Apple’s version.<p>Enter the Watchpop Loop for Apple Watch, German-company Bluestein’s stylish answer to those seeking the look and performance of Apple’s …

Smartwatches

This Is Why You Need to Wear Sunglasses

According to an ophthalmologist.<p>Since I’m a borderline idiot, I went my first 28 years without wearing sunglasses. Sure, I bought fake Oakleys in the eighth grade to look cool, but I never found sunglasses entirely helpful. I could squint my way through any bright days while avoiding the dreaded …

Behind the Scenes of Yeti’s Top Secret Innovation Center

Beyond the Cooler<p>It seems impossible that something as mundane as a cooler could become a status symbol among fishermen, rodeo cowboys and tailgating …