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Want to Be More Productive? Stop Getting Organized And Do This Instead

Is getting more organized the key to increasing your productivity? The answer will surprise you.<p>While we have more time-saving devices than any other generation, we've become obsessed with productivity: doing more things, and doing them better, in less time.<p>We turn to technology. Millions of people …

Design for Default: How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

You might assume that humans buy products because of what they are, but the truth is that we often buy things because of <i>where they are</i>. For example, items on store shelves that are at eye level tend to be purchased more than items on less visible shelves.<p>In the best-selling book Nudge (Kindle | …

Stand 47 farmhouse in Johannesburg marries high-end engineering with vernacular design

High-end engineering and modern design combined with vernacular architecture make for an eco-friendly home in Johannesburg. Art gallery owner, …

Yakuza-Inspired Interior by Claire Leina

Wallpaper has always been intended to imbue a room with a mood or feel without capturing the eye and drawing too much undue attention. The interior …

Interior Design

Researchers Build Model for Predicting Gentrification

According to an article by Nathan Collins, data scientists from the University of Cambridge think they're found a way to predict gentrification, …

A Closer Look At Minimalism Today—No Helvetica Allowed

What’s behind our culture’s perennial obsession with minimalism? According to Stuart Tolley, it resurfaces in times of social flux.<p>“For me, it’s a cleansing of the palette,” says Stuart Tolley, who runs the Brighton, England-based design studio Transmission. “It’s a way of stripping back work to go …

The tallest skyscraper in Stockholm will be made entirely out of wood

1/<p>The new building, "Trätoppen," or "tree top," will sit inside in the middle of an existing car park.<p>Anders Berensson Architects<p>"If we want to …

10 reasons why you should try Responsive Design in Adobe Muse | Adobe Content Corner

Responsive design, as it is today, can be limiting with respect to creativity and unique, thoughtful designs. Designers around the world are …

Toronto could transform its streets by taking a page from New York City: author

With some political courage, Toronto could turn its city streets into friendlier spaces for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, says the former …

Formal Chair Design by Thomas Feichtner

A-Chair, a minimalist and formal chair design by Austrian industrial designer Thomas Feichtner.<p>Austrian product and industrial designer Thomas …

Urban Planning Ranked as the Second Best Job in Canada

John Lorinc reports on "a new generation of urban planners taping into the rising demand for the services of a profession whose fortunes are tied to …

Beautiful UK addition reveals the genius of Invisible Studio's low-impact design

Tree-loving architectural firm, Invisible Studio is back with another amazing timber project. Using reclaimed felled wood, the team has just …

Real Scale Drawings

I always do appreciate when artists, designers, architects (for this case) takes a different approach to their design process. To allowed yourself …

Creativity in 5 simple steps

Creativity doesn't just come out of thin air—it needs to be helped along.The post Creativity in 5 simple steps appeared first on InVision Blog.

Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

Wood-And-Glue Skyscrapers Are On The Rise

And they could help fight climate change<p>Thanks to advances in wood construction, the next generation of skyscraper might be made of spruce, not steel. Architects are designing wood buildings that ditch concrete and metal in favor of a more environmentally friendly material—one that could help fight …

A Tiny Apartment's Jaw-Dropping Micro Interior Design

Here, the secret behind fitting a large kitchen, home theater, gym facilities, and cat-friendly areas into a 300-square-foot flat.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the 7 …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Designers Don't Procrastinate, and Other Insights From the First Seven Months of the Core77 Questionnaire

<b>Core77 2013 Year in Review</b>: Top Ten Posts · Furniture, Pt. 1 · Furniture, Pt. 2<br>Digital Fabrication, Pt. 1 · Digital Fabrication, Pt. 2 · Digital …

Architecture Bureau Corporate Identity by Studio Otwarte

B – A – S Corporate Identity.<p>The Cracow, Poland based Studio Otwarte creates visual communication and graphic design projects. For architecture …

Colours User Interface Design

Colours is a User Interface designed by the Australian Simon Eramo. It's a great flat ui with use of basic colors, this can serve as great …

Shaker-Inspired Furniture That’s Easily Assembled

Edward Hale has spent years perfecting his line of easily assembled furniture (Remember, we featured his first prototypes a couple of years ago) …

Articles about claesson koivisto runes scandinavian prefab prototype on Dwell.com - Dwell

Claesson Koivisto Rune introduces its second iteration of the prefab home, combining time-honored Scandinavian touches with the...<p>Omnipresent Swedish firm Claesson Koivisto Rune will debut new pieces for 13 companies at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile...<p>A new prefab prototype on a Scottish …

The ten best albums of 2013 – readers choice

10. The Fall – Re-Mit<p>"Inventive, fun, and crept up on the listener in revealing its qualities. It was not a 'great first listen' album, its an album that repays perseverance - greatly." Jeremy<p>"The Fall continue to make great records, and Re-Mit is another great addition to the canon – makes the …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …