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Inside Spotify's redesign

Spotify’s New York office is any teenage boy’s dream.<p>We are not talking just about the obvious perks of working for a hip startup or the array of cool musicians parading through the office. We are talking about the New York office’s unofficial mascot: Spiderman.<p>The walls separating many of the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Kitchen Tools You Actually Need on Your Wedding Registry

Don't fill your wedding registry with stuff you'll never use—here's what you actually need<p>Yay! You're getting married! Or, you have a friend that's getting married! Registering for a wedding should be a pleasant and smartly-planned experience. But if you've ever found yourself inside a Crate & …

8 Tutorials For Making Your Own Backyard Games

The summer months are a time for BBQ’s, reunions, and get-togethers. Take those parties up a notch by having one of these fun games around and I can …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Why Eton, Britain's 574-Year-Old High School, Is Embracing Ed Tech

"It would be very foolish of us to bury our heads in the sand and assume that education in schools will carry on in the traditional way,” says Eton's head of IT.<p>What does a nearly six-century-old private school that charges $54,000 a year in tuition do when confronted with start-ups with bright …

Introducing the Most Serious Looking Rubber Band Gun You've Ever Seen

Long gone are the days of shooting stretchy rubber bands from the crook of your hand, obviously. Ukrainian designer Alexander Shpetniy has created a …

Rubber Bands

Microsoft, Warner Bros offer 3D printable blueprint for object from The Hobbit

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20131202-microsoft-warner-bros-offer-3d-printer-blueprint-for-the-hobbit-key-to-erebor.html<p>3D printers can offer us a …

DIY Idea: Make a Balanced Bookshelf

My friend Jaime recently shared this super cool decor installation piece from Cush Design Studio on her always excellent site, Design Milk. Entitled …

16 Awesome Hidden Gems You Must Experience At Disneyland

Don't do Disneyland like a regular old tourist. The magic is in the details.<p>According to this thread on Quora, there are some hidden secrets you should look out for on your next trip to Disneyland.

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Acquainted

Play

We know a lot about how relationships can enhance learning. We learn better when we "apprentice" ourselves to someone more knowledgeable, for …

Bit Planner

Free Flat User Interface Kits of Widgets by Riki Tanone

Free UI Design.<p>Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic and web designer Riki Tanone created this nice flat user interface design kits of widgets. You can …

Widgets

The Hand – Handwritten Font Family by La Goupil

Hand Drawn Type Family : The Hand.<p>Do you like natural hand drawn typefaces? <b>The Hand</b> is another outstanding handwritten font family designed in 2013 …

Elsie's dream (DIY) light fixture

I'm so excited to finally share one of my favorite DIY adventures in our current home! If you're a crazy detail person you might remember that we …

Adjust a Rear Derailleur

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

Furniture

Brick House

The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the …

diy mounted shelving

our living room wall is HUGE. and of course, there’s a big fireplace in the middle so there isn’t room for a large credenza or console. just one cute …

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

DIY Project: Tiered Hanging Pots

When you collect as many things as I do, floor and table space can quickly become precious commodities. Having shelves full of plants is just not …