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Photos: Instagram designed its new office as a blank canvas to spark employees’ creativity

Instagram has given itself a big present for its sixth birthday: a brand new, three-story office.<p>On Oct. 6, the photo app’s 400 employees moved into a new space on Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, campus. Though it didn’t move very far—its old office was also on Facebook’s headquarters—the new …

Why Visionaries Paint Pictures not Wordsmith Statements

Right now, there are churches across the country that are working on their “ministry theme” for the new year. They’ve gotten their Senior Leadership …

Here's What Seinfeld's Apartment Would Look Like in 2018

Move over Fourth of July, we have another important summer holiday to celebrate: It's been 29 years since Seinfeld debuted on July 5, 1989 and …

Visiting Japan This Summer? Five Things To Know About Third Wave Coffee

On my recent trip to Costa Rica, coffee farmers who had entered their beans in the prestigious Cup of Excellence competition, cited two nations as the most fervent buyers of award-winning lots: South Korea and Japan. Having seen the evolution of third wave coffee in Seoul personally, I can attest …

New study says coffee is good for you, and you should be drinking four cups per day

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages the world over but, like so many things that humans love, there’s always been a question over whether or …

A different way to experience Italy: The Way of St Francis

The low-lying mist added to the mystery of the moment, as we climbed our final stretch of Italian countryside… the mist stealing our sight but not …

Italy

6 Creative Ways to Decorate with Books

Despite living in the age of e-readers, books are still a large part of life for many of us, even though figuring out where and how to store a …

15 Modern Tech Inspired Office Layout Trends (Infographic)

The economy of the physical office space has evolved a lot over the past few years. It has shifted to a more collaboration-friendly, modern layout …

The Best Coffee in Every State

Plus, at least one runner-up for every choice.<p>There's never been a better time to be a coffee drinker here in the United States. After decades of …

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

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What Is Wabi-Sabi Design? Your New Favorite 2018 Interior Design Trend

<i>We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>In 2017, we were …

Top Designers and Architects Speak: What’s In and Out in Home Design Trends for 2018

Ready to access the design hive mind? 1stdibs, the global marketplace for dealers and collectors of home design pieces, polled 40,000 of the world’s …

25 of the Best Coworking Spaces When You Can’t Live (or Work) Without Good Design

If you were drooling over the awesome office spaces of your favorite brands and wish you could work somewhere just as cool, you may be in luck! …

Why Concrete Is 2018’s Next Big Thing in Interior Design (and How to Try the Trend)

So far 2018 has brought us quite a few polarizing design trends. We’ve already talked about how to harness the power of bold colors, but now, it’s …

Interior Design

How to Pull off Cozy Minimalism: A Perfect Blend of Two Opposing Styles

Does “cozy minimalism” sounds like an oxymoron? If you think it does, you’re not alone. However, this intriguing home décor style is a situation in …

Starbucks Baristas Are Sharing Crazy Insane Drink Orders And They Are Seriously Extra

"This is the coffee of a woman who craves death."<p>Plus extra almond milk, sweet cream, whipped cream, and much more.

The coffee cannabis connection

CHICAGO - It’s well known that a morning cup of joe jolts you awake. But scientists have discovered coffee affects your metabolism in dozens of other …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and profit.<p>Roughly one-third of those companies are regularly featured in <i>Fortune</i> …

General Electric

9 Experts Predict The Next Big Trend In Coffee

When it comes to our favorite morning (and sometimes afternoon) beverage, we often find ourselves wondering: <i>What's next?</i> Each season, we wait with …

Coffee

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you

By Kendall Powell<p>"It's impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy," says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next.<p>To address this vexing situation, Grosso and …

Say Hello to Japandi (The Minimalist Design Trend You’ve Been Waiting For)

Sometimes two styles are better than one. Japandi, one of 2017’s coolest design trends, is absolute proof of that. This hybrid aesthetic combines the …

Trends

5 Interior Design Trends for 2018

Without doubt, last year’s post 5 of The Biggest Interior Trends of 2017 was the most popular blog post by far! So for all you decoristas who are …

Trends

Elements of Design

The Beanberry Coffee Shop has become a coffee lover's paradise — a relaxed space with a high-quality finish that reflects the coffee on offer. We sat …

Where Is The Coffee Industry Going Next? Insights From WOC 2017

World of Coffee (WOC) 2017: 3 days, 5 coffee championships, 11 awards, hundreds of stalls, and some of the leading figures in the coffee industry. If …

3 Reasons Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health.<p>In the …

Defining a Style Series: What Is Transitional Design? (It’s the Perfect Middle Ground)

Shop a similar look: Horse Sculpture | Candlesticks | Coffee Table<p>It’s a common design conundrum: For some of us, ultra-modern looks feel …

Home Decorating

Marriott Reveals The Best Way to Retain Your Best Customers (And It's Not What You Think)

Before you decide to give away your product or offer a catalogue of freebees to your best customers, check out what Marriott is doing on the loyalty side of its business.<p>In the digital age, how do you retain your customer's loyalty when your fiercest competition is only a click away? Marriott …

Defining a Style Series: What Is Shaker Design? The Key to Timeless Design

Shop a similar look: Counter Stools | Pendants | Mixer<p>Interior design doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Many of the current style trends we love today claim …

Interior Design

Google’s workplace consultant reveals the secret behind beautiful offices that every company should note

At this time and date, one thing is for certain- how happy and productive your employees are often depends on how beautiful your office looks.<p>Gone …

The Workplace

Beautiful Newton Espresso Press Could Be The Ultimate Minimalist Coffee Machine

Video screenshot via newtonespresso<p><b>Coffee and simplicity</b> marry in the Newton Espresso Press—created by two New Zealand-based designers-cum-engineers …