Eisa Alserkal

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7 Dutch Startups that make the World a Better Place

Waste is a ‘waste’ of space: Dutch startups that make the world a better place<p>Okay, so not every company wants the world to crash and burn. Waste has …

Why It’s So Hard to Get Rid of Used Mattresses

You’d think that when you “return” your Casper or Leesa mattress after the trial period that it finds a second life, maybe with a person in need, …

Profit

This Tiny Apartment Has a Clever (& Hidden) Bedroom Solution

(Image credit: Maíra Acayaba for Estúdio BRA)<p>Estúdio BRA, the designers of this apartment in Sao Paolo, were faced with a classic small-space …

Instead of Staffing Up For Your Marketing Campaign, Build A Chatbot.

Bots are the smartest addition to your marketing team available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a business, you can't afford to ignore chatbots. While often considered a simple customer service tool, these machines can now help businesses automate a huge …

How to Build an In-House Data Science Team From Scratch

Technology tends to favor teams that have a firm grasp on data and analytics, and you can create one from scratch.<p>At a recent tech conference I …

OZ House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The site is a hilltop in Atherton, accessed via the winding Ridgeview Drive, ending in a circular cul de …

20 Inspiring Mobile Login Forms

The following article brings you 20 <i>inspiring mobile login forms</i> that will teach you some new styles and design techniques for designing mobile forms. …

A Family Business That's Much More About Family Than Business

If yours is a family business, of course you want the business to succeed, but primarily so the people you care about are successful -- and happy -- as well.<p>See if this story sounds familiar.<p>You find something you love. Before you know it, it's in your blood. What you love isn't just what you <i>do</i> -- …

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i><i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Huge NYC apartment is a nature-filled refuge in the sky

Who says “indoor-outdoor” is only for the West Coast?<p>Some people in New York City would be lucky to afford a new micro apartment of some 300 square feet, but for those with truly deep pockets, an expansive duplex combining multiple apartments is well within the realm of possibility. Just check out …

Manhattan

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that …

Inside The R&D Lab Where Uber Is Building “The City Of The Future”

The Advanced Technologies Group Center in Pittsburgh, where Uber is building autonomous cars, is a gleaming white vision of the future.<p>Self-driving cars are no longer a far-flung prophecy; they’re descending upon our roads, dominating conversations about the future of mobility, and becoming a …

Cleverly designed bed makes this tiny home feel bigger than its 35-square-meter footprint

Thirty-five square meters (376 square feet) is a very small amount of space to call home, especially if you’re sharing with another person. But …

This Designer Created Adobe-Inspired Chocolates to Win Potential Clients

As a professional photographer, getting noticed by potential clients means getting creative. Don’t just send out postcards or basic mailers to the …

Graphic Design

Design Idea For Stairs - This Stair Landing Has Hidden Shoe Storage

When Post Architecture designed the renovation of this semi-detached home in Toronto, Canada, they thought about how they could add additional …

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

The Most Inspiring Interior Design Of 2016

From micro apartments to historic libraries and healing hospitals, the best interiors of 2016 do more with less.<p>In 10 Principles of Good Design, famed German industrial designer Dieter Rams famously called for “less but better” products. This year, architects and interior designers adopted a …

The economically stylish 1300 sqft home

Prefab houses are fast gaining popularity in today’s world. With a very compact and convenient structure that too built at a cost lower than …

This Short Animation Will Make You Quit Your Job

Move over Dilbert, there's a sick and twisted office reality to be explored.<p>Screencaps via<p>Move over Dilbert, this film is about to make your existence petty. Handpainted with watercolors, an emotive seven-minute animated short titled <i>El Empleo</i> (“The Employment”) bizarrely captures contemporary …

Why Higher Education Needs Design Thinking

Research professor Kate Canales believes design is crucial to disrupting higher education, and the timing has never been better.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you end up where you are today? Did you go directly to academia or did you jump into design first?</b><p><b>Kate Canales:</b> I started my early professional …

This triple spiral of 15,000 dominoes falling down is incredibly satisfying to watch

This incredible triple spiral by YouTuber "Hevesh5" is made up of 15,000 dominoes and took 25 hours to set up.<p>To watch more amazing domino videos, …

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Squarespace’s New Offices Are Very Serious

The website-building empire’s beautiful new offices are in a refurbished printing press in New York’s Soho neighborhood.<p>Originally built in 1926, the Maltz Building in New York’s Soho neighborhood was a factory producing printed materials during the mid-20th century. Today, the expansive loading …

A selection of the best product design and UX/UI design resources

Came together with the cool wind of this fall is the Mockplus v3.2. Recently, Jongde Software has just released this fully optimized version. Let's se …

This British House is a Masterpiece!

Astoundingly modern and as eye-catching as can be, today’s home might only be a rendering but it still shows the vast potential and excitement that …

Living Rooms

20 Product Designers You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now

Love ’em or just plain don’t have time for ’em, social media platforms are here to stay. While you don’t necessarily need to be an expert at Tweetin’ …

Sketching

Step into the amazing 6.5m wide house!

La Casa Desnuda, today’s feature property, is an impressive Mexican house that boasts a particularly surprising architectural feature. At only 6.5 …

A Michigan Loft Becomes a Multifunctional Second Home

Designer Tom Stringer turns a pied-à-terre into a space for entertaining with high design and low-maintenance ideas<p>“Designing is storytelling,” says Chicago-based designer Tom Stringer of his process. “You are working as a biographer, telling a client’s story through design.” Such was the case with …

Interior Design

Alexandra Plesner shows us around the London studio of design firm Method

For our latest Tours feature, we caught up with Alexandra Plesner – a creative working in marketing and communications for the London studio of …

7 Steps To Maximize Your Success As A Leader

Many people think that executive coaching is for people who have problems. I often handle requests from CEOs and Senior Leaders who want to “fix” a manager or employee who is struggling. While there’s a lot of useful things that can be done to help, I find that the most exponential success usually …

Best Picked Leadership Books to Improve Your Skills

Leadership is a constant process and a way to gain experience. It may not be possible to become an expert leader in one day, but we can certainly …