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Gorgeous Instagram Account Focusing on Symmetrical Architecture

Le compte Instagram Symmetrical Monsters réserve de belles surprises aux amateurs de photographie, d’architecture et de jeux de formes et de …

Photographie

Gardens: how to keep basil alive

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Gardening

Lessons On Designing For Creativity From 16 Of The World’s Coolest Offices

The book The Creative Workplace collects the offices of creative studios designed for individual creativity in a public space.<p>Behind every sun-soaked, pristine architecture or design office, there’s a design philosophy linking desk layout and succulent placement to employees’ creativity. But as …

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

Wall Art

Why design trumps advertising

A few years ago, I ran into an old friend whose advertising career had taken off. I complimented his campaigns. He complimented my firm’s design …

Consumer Tech

Morpholio Brings Ease to Architectural Drawings with ScalePen

Prior to CAD, design students, architects, and the like, used technical pens for drafting, when there weren’t any buttons to undo what you just did. …

The One Skill That Beats Talent Every Time

I’m going to tell you a secret. There is a skill you can master which will guarantee everything you do will improve by at least 50%, but probably …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Gift Guide: 24 Excellent Yet Cheap Things for the Kitchen

The kitchen is the most important room in your house. Obvious, right? It's where we cook, it's where we hang out, it's where the coffee and booze …

Ramen

Ein kleiner aber doch bemerkbarer Foodtrend macht gerade in Wien die Runde. Die Rede ist mal nicht von Burger und co. sondern von Ramen. Die würzige, …

10 Swiss Inspired Graphic Design Lessons To Help You Become A Better Designer

<i>Sometimes the best way to showcase your design is to go back to the basics.</i> <br>When you hear the term “Swiss Design” the first thing you might think of …

Graphic Design

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Kolumne Winnemuth: Vive le Selbstbeschiss

Die perfekte Frau ist Französin: weiblich, elegant, très entspannt. Sie hat Sex, High Heels und wohlerzogene Kinder. Wie nervig!<p>Sie können überhaupt nichts dafür, die Französinnen, aber sie gehen mir irrsinnig auf den Senkel. Seit Jahren werden die Bestsellerlisten geflutet mit Titeln wie "Warum …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Tutorials

Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Allows You to Live Off the Grid Anywhere in the World

Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, …

Off-grid

The Level Is a Balance Board for Standing Desks, and It's Great

Sitting all day sucks. Besides plenty of research on its negative health effects, extended sitting just makes it easier to lull off when you should be doing work, which is good for neither you nor your workplace.<p>Naturally then, standing desks are popping up in offices everywhere. But while being …

Ergonomics

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

5 Skills Workers Will Need To Be Successful In The Future

She started out as a lawyer and then launched a public finance business. She worked at Lehman Brothers, became a White House fellow, started a television division for Time Warner, ran Americast, and worked at Maveron, a venture capital firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.<p>Today, Miller is …

Adorable Photos of a Little Trio’s Daily Nap Time

In Jessica Shyba‘s home, nap time is a sacred ritual. At the same time every day, her son Beau, baby Evangeline, and dog Theo take a cuddly nap …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Parenting

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …

Hands On: See How the Nikon D750 Performs in a Plethora of Real-World Situations

The Canon 7D Mark II has kind of stolen many of the headlines away from a different camera that was released right around the same time: the Nikon …

The Secret History Of The Michelin Man

How the Michelin Man, once called “The Road Drunkard,” went from sinister to cuddly<p>The aim of all advertising is first to create recognition for a brand, and then, ideally, affection and loyalty. This can be achieved in a multitude of ways, but one of the best examples can be found in a symbol that …

Nikon D750 Review: Nikon… You’ve Created a Monster

<i>This Nikon D750 Review by Ross Harvey was originally published on his blog, and is being reprinted in full with permission.</i><p><b>What this review isn’t</b>: …

Review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro

The next time you fly, look around the airplane cabin. You'll likely be able to count a sizable number of passengers wearing a pricey pair of Bose …

1Password 5 for iOS 8 Review – MacStories

There are certain things in life that are resilient to change or that are bound to stay the same forever – February 29th happens every four years and some people believe the moon landing was staged. For me, one of those immutable facts used to be that 1Password for iOS couldn’t be as powerful as …

Apps

5 Happiness Secrets for More Productive Employees

<i>Matt Straz is the founder & CEO of</i> <i>Namely</i><i>, the HR and payroll platform for the world’s most exciting companies.</i><p>Productivity: it’s not just a buzzword, it also has a huge impact on your company’s bottom line. Yet, the more dissatisfied and disengaged your workforce is, the less productive time …