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Why the A Wrinkle in Time Movie Will Change Hollywood

<i>Hollywood’s Once and Future Classic</i><p>Why it took 54 years to turn <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> into a movie<p>By <b>Eliza Berman</b> | Photograph by <b>Michal Pudelka for …

Books

The inventor of microfinance has an idea for fixing capitalism

Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel peace prize for inventing microfinance, the practice of lending small sums at a low interest to allow people to start businesses. And yet he’s not a fan of capitalism. “Because of its total focus on money-making, [it] has become greed-oriented,” he says.<p>The belief that …

The Raspberry Pi Makes A Great DIY Surveillance System

Plug-and-play wireless security cameras are cheap as chips these days. Unfortunately, many are made by companies that care very little about …

Raspberry Pi

This Family Lives Inside a Farmhouse Inside an Airplane Hangar

Architect Adam Kalkin and his family live in a 19th century New Jersey farmhouse that sits inside a modern airplane hangar. In the video above, the …

DIY Concrete Countertops | Part 2 of The Total DIY Kitchen Series

Making a Concrete Countertop with Sink- Complete Steps

Gorgeous, Angular Modern House Makes a Solid Case for Concrete

This one's for the Brutalists out there<p>We get it—concrete isn't for everyone. But a well-designed concrete house, like this one masterminded by Buenos Aires, Argentina firm Estudio Besonias Almeida, could help convince even the most convicted skeptic.<p>Casa Berazategui (as it's known) with its …

Architecture

How to Build a Classy Concrete Countertop

Don't worry about choosing tile for you kitchen remodel, try DIY concrete countertops instead.<p>Concrete countertops are just one of the many kitchen countertop options to choose from. You can purchase precast counters from fabricators that are cured and finished in a workshop and which can be …

Home Improvement

The Difference Between Cement, Concrete, and Mortar Explained in 2 Minutes

Because too often people get it wrong.<p>Experienced builders are plenty familiar with when to use cement, concrete, and mortar. But in the popular parlance, things get a bit confused—people often say "cement" when what they really mean is concrete, or think that cement is the stuff between bricks in …

31 Concrete Flooring Ideas With Pros And Cons

Looking for new floors? Today we are sharing one more idea, these are concrete floors. As with all flooring materials polished concrete has a variety …

A city of two worlds, Yellowknife is an open book well worth reading

Yellowknife is small and openhearted, but it’s also hard to find. You think you know what it is, but then it moves – from the darkness of a tavern teeming with North and South Slavey, Cape Bretoners, Métis, Saskatchewanians and old men from the Dehcho to the cool shadow of a Twin Otter cruising low …

Cleverly Designed Bookmark Easily Doubles as a Brightly Shining Book Light

Bookmarks and book lights are two peas in a pod, but they’re marketed as separate items. Kyouei Design has created a product, however, that cleverly combines the two into one incredibly useful device. Aptly called <i>Bookmark Light</i>, its minimalist design features a thin piece of clear film that’s …

Industrial Design

Handsome wooden furniture uses its own offcuts cured in resin

There's no such thing as waste in nature, as all natural materials eventually become the raw materials for another natural process, or help in …

ron arad: armadillo tea pavilion at design miami/ basel

<b>revolution precrafted presents ron arad’s armadillo tea pavilion at design miami/ basel</b><br>all images courtesy of revolution precrafted<p><b>the design at</b> …

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

Rental Housing

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Bright Ways to Beautify a Basic, Boring Bookcase

(Image credit: A Cup of Jo)<p>Update an inexpensive or basic bookcase with just one or two easy changes! We often have the materials just lying around …

Living Rooms

Caffeine Addict? 5 Energising Foods To Eat Instead

We’ve all chugged an energy drink to get through work or dreamed of being connected by IV straight to the coffee maker. We know it means crashing …

Curvaceous Seating Crafted From Warped Wood

Young Korean designer Bae Se Hwa creates sculptural furniture pieces crafted from warped wood.<p>“Bae Se Hwa attempts to embody emotional function that …

Email Needs Endless Management. Follow These 4 Simple Rules to Boost Your Productivity.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You try to do things right. You set up an online calendar and make to-do lists, you schedule your day with surgical precision -- but by the evening, you haven’t done half the things you were supposed to. Does this sound familiar? While …

Time Management

13 automation apps and tools to streamline your whole life

In today's age of automation, there's simply no reason you should spend precious seconds every morning brewing coffee when you could be catching an …

Practically incompetent: How Britain gave up on DIY

There are three pieces of parental advice that stick in my mind, all delivered in one helpful burst by a father whose ability to show up my deficiencies, more than 30 years after this encounter, I’m constantly reminded of.<p>I was 16 and starting to outgrow the archaic domestic rules that constrict …

Caffeine For Sale: The Hidden Trade Of The World's Favorite Stimulant

I came home from a trip the other day with a small plastic bag filled with 4 ounces of brown powder that, truth be told, made me a little nervous.<p>The powder had a strong odor that reminded me of badly burnt coffee, with perhaps a note of brown sugar.<p>I didn't dare open that bag. It contained crude …

Coffee

A Free-Market Plan to Save the American West From Drought

A maverick investor is buying up water rights. Will he rescue a region, or just end up hurting the poor?<p>On a brisk, cloudless day last january<b>,</b> Disque Deane Jr. stepped out of his SUV, kicked his cowboy boots in the dirt, and looked around. He had driven two hours from Reno on one of the loneliest …

Swimming Pools

Resist that calling. It’s probably not your purpose in life

Have you ever wondered: “why was I put on this earth?”. For a long time, I asked myself this question as I tried to make sense of the world and my …

Bill Gates

DIY Hydro Power Plant Using Recycled Materials Couldn't Be Simpler To Create

If you live in rural, underdeveloped areas you have to be clever to survive. Many places throughout the world are still without <b>stable power supplies</b>, …

All-Encompassing Bookshelf Allows Readers to Be Surrounded by Their Favorite Books

French designer Gilles Belley defines a room inside of a room with his recent project titled <i>Area</i>. The structure features a rounded, semi-enclosed space that's lined with vertical blades that double as bookshelves. With this design, you decide on how little or how much privacy you'd like–objects can …

Storage Ideas