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How To Design The Googleplex Of Schools

Alexandria, Minnesota’s new high school could teach your so-called “open office” a thing or two.<p>When the city of Alexandria, Minnesota, asked community members what they wanted in their new high school to be like, they replied, “like the Google campus.” So they hired John Pfluger of Cuningham Group …

Exquisite Drawings by Alfred Basha

Continuing my "Instagram browsing saga" I bumped into some exquisite drawings and I simply had to share them here with you. I'm talking about …

Digital Art

5 Design Ideas To Help Combat Stress

Stress is a public health issue. According to the American Psychological Association, most Americans are living with higher stress levels than is healthy. Chronic stress has been linked to heart disease, depression, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and more. So how do we design a little more calm into our …

A Duffle Bag for the Global Nomad

Jan Chipchase's SDR Traveller for Design Researchers and Adventurers On-The-Go<p>SDR Traveller, makers of high-end travel gear, recently introduced a …

Toho Apartment Renovation by Yusaku Matsuoka Architects and Associates

Toho Apartment Renovation is a minimalist space located in Fukuoka, Japan, designed by Yusaku Matsuoka Architects and Associates. The project is a …

Permanent Markers Meet Plain, Leather Shoes

Nendo designed a collection of leather shoes for by | n, called marker-shoes, that aren’t your typical leather shoes. These have subtle patterns …

Aerial Walkway in Cape Town Allows Visitors to Take a Surreal Stroll Above the Trees

This surreal walkway recently installed in Cape Town, South Africa, creates a meandering, aerial path that allows visitors to stroll through the treetops. The steel-and-pinewood Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway begins on the forest floor, gradually sloping upward and eventually elevating …

Amazing

Hammock Table is the Perfect Resting Place for Your Cat

Simple and elegant in form, the Hammock table is made of only three materials – rattan, glass and stainless steel. The beauty lies in the way the way the weaved rattan rests, right below the glass table top. Though you could display a number of items on the shelf, like magazines, decorations or …

Furniture

Pools of Recycled Motor Oil Reflect Spectacularly in Switzerland's Bellelay Abbey

Inside Switzerland's Bellelay Abbey, two intriguing pools of recycled motor oil create serene, unbroken reflections of soaring architecture. The chapel's ornately decorated arches and vaulted ceilings are mirrored in vivid detail on the oil's rich, glassy surface. Unlike reflections in water, the …

European Travel
Cute

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Los Angeles

Traveler's Stunning Photos Highlight the Natural Wonders of Bolivia

On a recent trip to Bolivia, globetrotting photographer Antony Harrison captured the breathtaking beauty of the South American country in all of its natural glory. Misty mountains, wild flamingos, cerulean lakes, and sulphuric pits seem to come alive in his vibrant photos, transporting the viewer …

South America

Elegant Trophy for Plants Inspired by the Japanese Art of Floral Arrangement

The term <i>ikebana</i> refers to the ancient Japanese art of arranging floral elements in harmonious compositions, and it's the conceptual basis for the playful product known as <i>Elkebana</i>. Imagined by designer Fabio Milito and brought to life in Paula Studio, it's a trophy for plant lovers. Two glass-blown …

Japanese Art

Houstraining Problems with Dogs - Dog Peeing Inside the House

The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes …

9 Things You Need to Buy When Getting a Puppy | Puppy Lover News | Page 9

<b>9. Crate</b><p>A dog crate will come in handy because it will help your puppy when it comes to potty training. Much of the time a puppy won’t do his …

Pets

5 Costs Everyone Should Consider Before Getting a Pet

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>Pets can be the equivalent of furry family members to many Americans, but before you fall in love with that adorable …

Pet First Aid

Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to keeping your pet safe, but accidents and illness do happen, especially at those times of year, such as the holidays, when novel temptations and unfamiliar people are around the home.<p>Most important: Recognize when your pet needs a vet's attention. Any …

Pets

Ideas on Adding Color to Your Home Where You Least Expect It

<i>Image: Lonny</i><p>Often people think that, to make their home beautiful, they need to buy "stuff." Stuff like trendy furniture. Quirky occasional tables. …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

The Top 10 Exercises to Tone Your Legs

You already know you don’t need a gym membership or fancy classes to get your workout in, but it sure would be nice to have a personal trainer! Good news: I am one. So when the Brit + Co team asked for the ultimate leg exercises, I knew exactly which to share to get everyone rocking their holiday …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

The Do-Anywhere CrossFit Workout

Vacations generally present a number of fitness obstacles, and summer ones are no exception. For starters, there never seems to be enough room in your suitcase for bulky running shoes and the five pairs of wedges you just <i>have</i> to bring. Plus, it's way too beautiful outside to be holed up in a gym …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Books

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

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The Future of Work is Already Here

<i>Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. This post originally appeared on the Sketchfab blog.</i><p>It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto.<p>I’m also instant messaging a co-worker in New York City, about to get on a Skype call with …

41 Thai Recipes to Make at Home

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing