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11 planters to take you from plant novice to full-on greenhouse goddess

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or, more accurately, a pile of dirt), it seems as though the whole “decorating with plants” trend isn’t …

Houseplants

Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Career Development

No Lie: These 7 Indoor Plants for Low-Light Actually Thrive in Darkness

<b>Not everyone has the luxury of living in a space that basks in natural light. When I first visited my East Village apartment, for instance, it was a</b> …

Plants

5 Places to Buy Large-Scale Art on a Budget

We know great things come in small packages, but sometimes bigger truly is better—especially when it comes to your art. Sure, we love a gallery wall …

Dining Rooms

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Management

Apple Sells These 4K Monitors For $700 — Buy Them Today on Amazon For $200

<b>Update:</b> This Amazon ‘Deal of the Day’ has expired. The price of LG UltraFine 4K displays (manufacturer refurbished) is now back up to $350.<p>These LG …

The 8 Best Small Outdoor Brands from Across the Globe

We’re all victims of tunnel vision. When Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx or any of the other big guys release a new jacket, backpack or …

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Just got promoted to your first leadership role? Here's what you need to read now.<p>What's social media good for? That might be a hotly debated topic at the moment, but one thing's for sure -- your online friends and followers are certainly a great place to turn if you need book recommendations.<p>Just …

15books

Millennials have a new shopping habit that could spell trouble for Forever 21 and H&M

These days you're as likely to spot a Patagonia fleece on the back of an explorer clambering their way up the side of a mountain face as you are to see it on a hipster sipping coffee in Brooklyn.<p>Practical fashion is en vogue, and it's being driven by millennial customers' desire to shop at brands …

9 Things I Never Knew About Cruises Until I Ran the World’s Largest Ship

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about “authentic experiences,” the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact …

7 Best Resorts in Coorg for Couples and Families

Karnataka's Coorg region is a fabulous place to escape from city life and enjoy nature. There are plenty of resorts in Coog to pamper and entertain …

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

These 10 Brands Are Killing It on the Fabric-Innovation Front

Despite those Raf Simons lab coats, science and fashion rarely cross paths. One is driven by the search for rational progress; the other, by a …

Clothing

The Backpacks Are Coming: Why Execs Are Ditching Their Briefcases

Though he hasn’t been in the workplace for long, 26-year-old Miguel Osio has already seen it undergo a strange transformation. Men—businessmen—are carrying backpacks, not briefcases. The New York-based marketing consultant has been startled both by the sheer number of toters as well as their …

Windows Phone was a glorious failure

Looking back on the bumpy road taken by Microsoft’s most ambitious mobile OS<p>This past weekend, Microsoft made official what was already known for years: the Windows Phone mobile operating system is dead. There’ll be no further development, no miraculous Windows 10 Mobile revivals, and no further …

The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, Summer 2018

Answers to where to eat tonight<p>It's time to update the <b>Eater 38</b>, the answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs. Every few months, pertinent restaurants …

San Francisco

These Are the Best Leather Backpacks at Every Price

Maybe it's just the fact that they don't look anything like the Disney-printed polyester versions you carried throughout grade school, but something …

16 Things Contact Paper Can Immediately Transform

(Image credit: Plateful of Love)<p>Contact paper has a bad reputation. Well, at least it used to. If you get flashbacks of ripping out gingham-printed …

The 30 best men's fashion websites

27 things to do in San Francisco with kids - Curbed SF

Known around the world as a first-rate destination, San Francisco has carved out an enviable reputation for its steep rolling hills, pastel-painted Victorians, cable cars, and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. But the city is also a mecca for families, with a laundry list of kid-friendly attractions that …

Dining in Disguise: Genius Hide-Away Furniture Solutions

(Image credit: Handimania)<p>The longer you live in a small space, the sooner you come to realize that having a dedicated dining room or eat-in kitchen …

The Secret To Creative Product Design? Getting Physical

Is the digital era killing the magic of hands-on experimentation? Designer Philippe Malouin’s room dividers reclaim a lost form of creativity.<p>Last week, Philippe Malouin–a London-based industrial designer–was holed up in the basement of a WeWork office in Manhattan, experimenting like a mad …

One Of The 20th Century’s Coolest Art Movements Gets The GIF Treatment

Founded in Netherlands in 1917 and active until about 1927, the De Stijl movement preached simplicity and abstraction, encompassing paintings, sculpture, architecture, and typography. Its artists and designers reduced forms to their most basic shapes and preferred to use primary colors to express …

Material Design

Design principle: Aesthetics – UX Collective

Now that we know a bit more about aesthetic design, let’s look at why it matters.<p>Why aesthetic design matters?<p>Not long ago user were expecting only …

Product Design

When you should hold onto your frequent flyer points and when you should use them

You’ve worked hard to earn those airline rewards points, traveling the globe, going to boring conferences, splurging on clothing, forcing your friends to Venmo you back for those three rounds of French 76s you put on your credit card back in November.<p>But think carefully before blowing your point …

Frequent-flyer Programs

$2.7 Million Midcentury Marin Home Is an Architecture/Nature Lover's Dream

If you've ever dreamed of going backpacking—the hiking, the scenery, the oneness with nature—minus the heavy lifting, then you and this "rustic" …

How to Nail Your Elevator Pitch in 6 Steps

Quick: You have a potential investor's attention while he waits for his cab, or you meet someone at a dinner party who works for your dream employer. …

Elevator Pitches

How to be a good manager according to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur

Management is a skill: one that requires training, practice and something that many people get wrong – which can have a detrimental effect on their …