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How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …

Virgin Atlantic

Brickell Is Getting A Wacky, Glamorous Walgreens Drug Store

Wacky Walgreens Comes to Brickell<p>Robert Brown and Frank Demandt, the architects behind Miami Beach's three fabulous wacky Walgreens, are <b>bringing one of their signature drug stores to Brickell</b>, this time with developer George Kidman of Paradise Ventures, according to exMiami. This Walgreenses has …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 13: App Architecture

<i>Do you have an idea for an app but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How to Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step-by-step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Join me each week</i> …

Software Development

New Pinterest board: seaside architecture

Following the popularity of a shell-shaped shelter completed in the small English seaside resort of Littlehampton, we've collected together examples …

99 Percent Invisible Roman Mars on Bianca Bosker's Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China.

<i>Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the</i> …

3D weaving can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya shows us the 3D-weaving machine he invented, which he claims could be used to create better …

Paper Palaces

The architect of the dispossessed meets the one per cent.<p>The main campus of Vitra, a Swiss furniture company that produces Frank Gehry’s Wiggle chair, is an Epcot of contemporary architecture. It includes buildings by Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, and Tadao Ando; a fire station by Zaha Hadid; and an …

Solar Orchids And Tessellated Structures Shortlisted For The World's Largest Architecture Festival

We've compiled a list of some of our favorites from the recently-announced World Architecture Festival's 2014 Shortlist.<p><i>Images sourced via</i><p>Beginning October 1st, the World Architecture Festival will host their seventh annual awards ceremony. Showcasing entries from architects from over 40 nations, …

Roofing

Jenga-Like Hotel is the Nuttiest Container Architecture Yet

Boldly taking the art of shipping container architecture to brave new heights, the proposed <b>Hive-Inn</b> by Hong-Kong-based design firm <b>OVA studio</b> hopes to build a towering hotel of cargo units that can be pulled out and relocated as needed—much like the world's largest and, uh, hopefully most successful …

The architecture of Simón Vélez pioneers "new ways of using giant bamboo"

<b>Bamboo architects:</b> groundbreaking bamboo architect Simón Vélez, who describes the material as "vegetable steel", has built a trio of experimental …

10 things scam artists won’t tell you

<b>1. “Not even the biggest institutions can stop me.”</b><p>Banks let them open accounts in your name. The Internal Revenue Service gives them your tax …

Identity Theft

Can Movie Industry Income Inequality Teach Us Anything About CEO Pay?

Liberals who complain about income inequality not only repeat the excerpts they have read from Thomas Piketty’s book but also raise the issue of CEO pay levels relative to average workers, <i>ad nauseam</i>. A recent example in the news is <i>The Nation</i>’s Zoë Carpenter’s article on CEO pay in the fast food …

Death in 'Game of Thrones' Never Looked So Beautiful

You could say that the deaths in <i>Game of Thrones</i> are pretty important — many would call them central to the plot. They're shocking and gruesome, but …

Jason de Caires Taylor's Gorgeous Underwater Art (Photos)

Artist Jason de Caires Taylor has chosen an unconventional location for his giant sculptural creations: the ocean.<p>Jason de Caires Taylor

Dawn

13-Year-Old Kazakh Girl Trained To Become Eagle Hunter

“<i>I wanted to document the ‘Future Generation’ – boys who take their first steps in learning the hunting skills, boys who hold the tradition’s future</i> …

Kazakhstan

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

Cooking With Marijuana - No Frownie Marijuana Brownie

The Stoners' Paradise of Humboldt County Is Dreading Weed Legalization

The economy of the rural Northern Californian region is dominated by marijuana, and many growers are worried that when pot becomes legal, prices will plummet and they'll lose their livelihoods.<p><i>A weed-grow operation in Humboldt County, California. Photos by Emily Brady</i><p>Populated by a mix of hippies …

Cannabis

Man Pushing 80 Years Given Two Weeks To Live – Cured His Cancer Using Cannabis

I'm in!<p>More stories are emerging proving the efficacy of cannabis with regards to its ability to treat and cure cancer. For decades, studies have …

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

420 Science

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National Geographic Travel

The Best Gelato in Rome

In Italy, a land of such strict culinary customs that sprinkling Parmesan on your pizza is practically a crime, only one food is excepted from the no-eating-while-walking rule: gelato.<p>On warm evenings, Rome’s locals stroll the cobblestoned streets, cones and cups in hand.<p>However you eat it, gelato …

How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.<p>When people hear how I quit my job as a lawyer after six years of corporate work, they assume I burned out and fled the nine-to-five (or, more …

Ho Chi Minh City