Chris Girard

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You're Just Not Prepared For What's Coming

I hate to break it to you, but chances are you're just not prepared for what's coming. Not even close. Don't take it personally. I'm simply playing …

“I’ve thought since early 2010 that Vancouver housing was in a bubble, and have refused to buy a house for this reason. I’ve felt that the risk of mean-reversion was far higher than the risk of missing the upside.”

<b>“It’s all a speculative bubble. End of story. This includes housing prices in Vancouver (and elsewhere in Canada), as well as The Everything</b> …

Canadian Real Estate

Articles about platform living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer...<p>Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.<p>With our latest platform release, you can now continuously scroll through stories, and easily add your photo uploads …

Architecture

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

Video: New Zealand In 4K

Just when you think New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world, couldn't look any better, along comes this timelapse video that was shot in 4K. …

Point65 Martini GTX Tandem Kayak

Point65 has figured out the best way to save money when it comes to paddling—a kayak that functions both as a single-person and as a two-person boat.<p>Sounds too good to be true, but you can convert the kayak in seconds. Plus, its Snap-Tap design makes it easy to take apart and stuff in your trunk. …

Kayaking

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Shine - Javascript Library for Pretty Shadows

There are so many amazing things that can be done with Javascript, pretty every day there's a new library or script to create effects, animations and …

JavaScript

George Lucas explains how he invented lightsabers

Lightsabers, as Obi Wan Kenobi once said, are an elegant weapon for a civilized age. In <i>Star Wars</i>' galaxy, they're graceful and otherworldly things. In ours, as the 15-minute <i>Birth of the Lightsaber</i> featurette shows, they were little more than sticks onto which the movie's visual effects artists …

House Lam by Nico van der Meulen Architects

House Lam in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa.<p>Nico van der Meulen Architects were approached to refresh the architecture design of an existing …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

42 Inspiring Flat Design Websites | Website Designing

A beautiful collection of professional responsive creative <b>HTML5 websites</b> which are using the latest <b>Flat Design</b> Trend. Websites are imperative to …

50 Web Designs with Beautiful Creative Typography

<b>Typography on the web</b> comes in two formats; firstly there’s the classic image replacement technique which allows for beautiful typographic designs, …

11 SaaS Products That Will Convert Leads Into Actual Sales

Leads are great. But even if you’re swimming in them, that doesn’t mean you’re actively converting as many as you could be.<p>Luckily, there are some incredibly powerful SaaS products out there that can help move the needle forward. I asked a panel of fellow founders from the Young Entrepreneur …