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59 amazing things you can do with baking soda

We write a lot about miracle products, from coconut oil to Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.<p>But baking soda is the original when it comes to miracle products, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who used a similar sodium carbonate mixture as soap.<p>It's one of the cheapest things you can buy …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

What Are the Major Differences Between the Disneyland and Disney World Experience?

<i>How different is Walt Disney World from Disneyland?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Michael Lee, Bi-coastal Disney</i> …

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Ideo Tried To Redesign Dying (And Instead Ended Up With Death Yurts)

Maybe some things shouldn’t be an app.<p>As the sizable baby boomer generation grows older, skewing America’s population toward life’s end, attitudes and customs surrounding death are changing. Paul Bennett, Ideo’s chief creative officer, doesn’t see these oncoming discussions around death as sad, or …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

N10-house / Masahiko Sato

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Here is the built environment of the project, [Grid house]: to its north and east, there tighly arranged …

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

Amid SF's Housing Crisis, New SPUR Show Explores Adding Density on the Margins

Zoning map of San Francisco, courtesy of the Urban Works Agency, California College of the Arts & OpenScope Studio
/Drawing by Jeffrey Maeshiro & Cesar Lopez<br>Appearances can be deceiving in San Francisco, where rows of what look like single-family homes have two, three, sometimes four front doors …

Articles about 7 tips planting green roof on Dwell.com - Dwell

An innovative glass addition adds contrast to a timber mountain lodge in France.<p>If you live in a large metro like we do, odds are you see mostly bleak-hued buildings. Lots and lots of buildings.<p>Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.<p>A perennial highlight of Dwell on …

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Articles about 6 space savvy san francisco renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has...<p>Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>If you've ever embarked on a renovation in …

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Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>These shipping containers have left …

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The Best Oakland Food Tour You'll Ever Take

By Paul Krantz for offMetro SF<p>The name Temescal is said to be derived from "temescalli," an Aztec word for sweat lodge, but I didn't see any of those as I wandered past flower-adorned gardens toward the Temescal Sunday farmers' market in the parking lot of the DMV.<p>Having come from the heart of San …

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

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21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

Prefab Spotlight: Turkel Design

Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes. The firm has partnered with Dwell to develop the Axiom series, a modern prefab series of standard models designed to be functional, attractive, and energy-efficient.<p>Read excerpts from Dwell's interview with principal Joel Turkel below. …

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These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

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Private Terraces Establishing A Strong Indoor-Outdoor Dialogue: Casa SE in Mexico

Located in the western parts of Guadalajara, Mexico, <b>Casa SE</b> was especially envisioned by <b>Elías Rizo Arquitectos</b> for a family of four adults. According …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Semi-Detached House in Singapore Interacting with the Surrounding Site

<b>Far Sight House</b> is a complex residential project nested in Bukit Timah, Singapore. The inspiring semi-detached property designed by Wallflower …

Amsterdam Apartment by DENOLDERVLEUGELS

DENOLDERVLEUGELS have recently completed the renovation of an apartment in Amsterdam.<p>Project description<p>In January 2014 DENOLDERVLEUGELS finished the …

Square Debuts New Software Partner Platform, Integrates With Xero For Seamless Merchant Accounting

After announcing a partnership with Intuit QuickBooks last Fall, Square is debuting a new integration with rival accounting software Xero. Similar to the announcement with QuickBooks, this API deal allows for the mobile payment service to feed data from transactions into their financial books on …

Beyond Incredible:<br />Building The Next Pixar

Some of Pixar’s most illustrious alums, steeped for decades in Pixar’s potent creative culture, reveal how they apply the company’s philosophies of success to their own ventures–and you can, too.<p>While working as an animator in London in the late 1990s, Suzanne Slatcher spent her lunch breaks at the …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

How to delete app backups in iTunes to reclaim gigabytes of hard drive space

If you routinely download apps through iTunes, think twice about what you're doing. You probably have wasted a lot more space than you need to. …

Tim Cook discusses Google selling Motorola, says iPhone hasn’t hit a ceiling, and more from full WSJ interview

After posting excerpts last night, in which Tim Cook announced Apple’s share buyback of $14 billion in the last two weeks, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> has now published the full interview with Apple’s CEO.<p>The interview repeats many of the comments Cook has made to investors in the past, reaffirming that …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Egg-Topped Pita Pizza Recipe

<b>Serves 2</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 3 cups chopped Swiss chard, stems removed<br>• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt<br>• 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper<br>• 3 Tbsp. …