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MF Architecture Builds A House Around A Tree

Matt Fajkus Architecture, or MF Architecture, designed this modern house in Austin, Texas that’s built around an oak tree. Dubbed the Tree House, …

Architecture

Feast Your Eyes On These Stunning Kitchens

As many of our U.S. readers prepare for their Thanksgiving feast, we’ve decided to share with you one of the things we are most thankful for: …

Architecture

430 House / D’Arcy Jones Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This renovation of a 1981 Vancouver Special on a 33 foot wide lot retained the entire foundation and …

Cicerón 406 / JVC Arq

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is an apparently flat site with an irregular shape. It has a total area of 1227.35 m2. It is a …

Apartments

Le 205 / Atelier Moderno

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands …

Architecture

White Arkitekter's Stunning Hotel Extension Blends Swedish Architecture With Japanese Interiors

Swedish firm White Arkitekter recently expanded the Yasuragi Spa Hotel with a gentle Japanese touch. Located near Stockholm, the concrete and …

Square Seeks to Revolutionize Retail Sales With 'Square Register' for iPad and 'Card Case'

Square, the company that has brought the ability to accept credit cards for transactions to individuals and small businesses with a card reader dongle for iOS devices, today announced its next venture: "Square Register" for iPad. Seeking to replace traditional cash registers with iPads equipped …

Edit image text with this useful Chrome extension

Meme generation might never be the same again. Project Naptha is a browser extension that lets users select, copy, edit and translate text from any image — so long as it is under 30 degrees of rotation. The plug-in runs on the Stroke Width Transform algorithm Microsoft Research invented for text …

This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web

What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might think. All it requires is a new browser extension, called Project Naptha, made by developer Kevin …

Drifty, Makers Of The Ionic Mobile Framework, Raise $1 Million

Drifty, a participant in the TechStars Cloud 2013 incubator, and makers of a suite of tools for mobile developers building apps and websites, most notably, the Ionic framework, has closed on a million in seed funding, the company is announcing. The funding comes from Arthur Ventures, and will help …

Apple Retail, Square partner to sell iPad-based Square Stand beginning July 9

Jack Dorsey’s Square payments company has teamed up with Apple to sell the new Square Stand point-of-sale system through Apple’s large chain of retail stores, according to multiple sources. The Square Stand is an iPad accessory that works with the Square Register app to turn in the iPad into a tool …

Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To “Aggressively Expand” Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push

Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a €5.5 million ($7.2 million) Series A round. It’s not all new money — we covered the first €1.5 million tranche, back in January 2012 — but the startup has now added €4 million to complete the round. Backers include …

After 7 Years & 50K Storefronts Created, Shopify Launches Major Redesign To Simplify Online Store-Building

Forrester recently predicted that the online retail market will grow to $370 billion over the next four years, up from $231 billion this year — a 10 percent compound annual growth rate. In other words, the message is clear: The eCommerce juggernaut ain’t slowing down any time soon. In 2013, every …

Articles about sustainable brownstone transformation brooklyn on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you make a Brooklyn brownstone more sustainable? First, get rid of the brownstone.<p>Twenty-nine years after Robert Moses’s death, the mixed legacy of New York’s über–urban planner remains inescapable.<p>A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and …

San Francisco

Google opens trial for same-day delivery service in San Francisco

Confirming rumors that it was to launch its own delivery service to rival Amazon, Google has begun testing its new "Shopping Express" service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Partnering with Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle, and Toys"R"Us, as well as local coffee shops and independent …