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Articles about 7 modular beach homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Thanks to the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that prefabricated homes can offer, they’ve continued to gain popularity...<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an unrealistic one because of coastal homes prices.<p>Resolution:4 Architecture creates astounding prefabricated homes that …

Prefab Homes

The Keys To Kim Kardashian’s Krazy Gaming Success

Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo De Masi talks about the Kardashian mobile blockbuster, Kim’s kontribution, and why Hollywood should play more games.<p>Figuring out the secret to the runaway success of <i>Kim Kardashian: Hollywood</i> isn’t exactly brain science. A mobile role-playing game where you navigate the …

The NOOKRONO: A Watch Inspired by the 1960’s Space Race

The last time we checked in with Nooka, the NYC timepiece+fashion brand was conceptually exploring inner space, connecting mind, body, and design. …

Watches

CUNY To Open A Center For Visualizing Big Data

A transformed campus will offer training for museum curators and more<p>The Graduate Center at CUNY is no stranger to public-friendly data visualizations, with professors releasing projects like Phototrails and Selfiecity which have made academic research on cultural analytics accessible to a wider …

City University of New York (CUNY)

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra22 hours agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

Instagram's Kevin Systrom: People Keep Asking If My $1 Billion Was Too Small

Short answer: If he could have predicted the future and he was interested in making more money, then yes, maybe he sold too soon. Long answer: He's still pretty happy with his decision, he said at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen, Colorado, last week.<p>Facebook bought Instagram in April, …

Money

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

7 Things You Should Do Before Launching a Beacon Program

<i>Sam Gaddis is the Chief Innovation Officer at Mutual Mobile.</i><p>The buzz around beacons is substantial. Up to now it has been predominantly contained to retail, with brands salivating over the prospect of being able to reach their customers long before they make their way to the sales counter, but a …

Google: 6 Reasons Why Nobody Uses Your App

Nobody using your app? It’s okay, you aren’t alone. Here’s what may have gone wrong, according to Google.<p>There’s a dirty secret behind many of those hot new app startups you hear about every week. They have seed funding and a flashy landing page. They have articles in <i>TechCrunch</i> and promises to …

Apps

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Runtastic to support Google Glass, Fit and Android Wear

In the midst of Google’s eventful IO keynote, Runtastic has stepped forward and announced they will be among the first to support some of Google’s most innovative products and platforms. Runtastic will be integrated into Glass, Android Wear and Google Fit, bringing full support for Google’s …

Wearable Tech

How To Get More Done By Having Less To Do

If your life feels like a constant game of tug-of-war, then it’s time to pare your existence down to its essentials.<p>Ask anyone how their life’s going these days, and either he or she will answer: “Busy!”<p>“I think it’s an almost universal experience right now that people feel busy but not …

Time Management

7 Reasons For Social Innovation Optimism

The ability of organizations to create real impact–through things like data, smarter growth, and empowering of constituents–is growing every day.<p>Comb through the statistics on poverty, education, and other social indicators in America and you won’t find yourself wanting for sobering information. …

Innovation

World’s Largest Underground Trampoline Is Completely Bonkers

Blaenau Ffestiniog, a mining town of fewer than 5,000 residents in Wales, will soon be home to one of the coolest bounce houses in the world. On July 4, Bounce Below opens in the Llechwedd quarry, one of many mines in the region that, since the 18th century, supported a once-thriving slate industry.<p>…

Outdoors

Strangers Kissing Is So Yesterday But Strangers Slapping Each Other Is The Future

Filmmaker Max Landis builds on the premise of that infamous kissing-strangers video, without parodying it, by asking 40 friends, including Haley Joel Osment, to slap each other in the face so hard.<p>Admit it, every now and then you get the urge to slap somebody. And as long as we’re admitting stuff …

Comedy

Microsoft offers $650 to MacBook Air owners who swap to Surface Pro 3

After offering $200 for an iPhone or iPad, Microsoft is back with another promotion designed to tempt Apple hardware owners over to its own devices. This time it’s the Surface Pro 3, "the tablet that can replace your laptop" according to Microsoft. The software giant is offering up to $650 when …

Articles about family friendly renovation brick warehouse alabama on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, …

Architecture

Adobe’s New Pen And Ruler Tease The Future Of Digital Creativity

It’s not just a neat stylus and ruler. If Adobe’s new tools are a hit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects change forever.<p>I draw a perfectly straight line on my iPad. Then I bisect it at a true 90 degrees. I draw triangles and circles and squares until the screen is cacophony of pristine …

Adobe

Revolution Starter Kit Black

Quench your thirst and remain true to your ideals with the <b>Revolution Soda Maker.</b> This environmentally sound <b>do-it-yourself soda making kit</b> allows you to make fizzy refreshments in less than 30 seconds, using water from your own faucet. <b>SodaStream’s</b> first electric-powered design is activated with the …

Hot Women - Emily Ratajkowski, Kate Upton & More

Fall House by Fougeron Architecture

Looking for a weekend getaway? Then this Californian pad just might do the trick. Designed by Fougeron Architecture and set on Big Sur’s spectacular …

Why You Have to Generate Your Own Data

This is it. You’ve aligned calendars and will have all the right decision-makers in the room. It’s the moment when they either decide to give you resources to begin to turn your innovative idea into reality, or send you back to the drawing board. How will you make your most persuasive case?<p>Inside …

What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing

A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. (<i>Good gosh – Usain Bolt is</i> that <i>much faster than all the other 100-meter gold medalists who’ve ever competed?)</i> It can illuminate patterns in massive amounts of data. <i>(Sure, we’re spending much more on health care and</i> …

Making “Freemium” Work

Over the past decade “freemium”—a combination of “free” and “premium”—has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers. Users get basic features at no cost and can access richer functionality for a subscription fee. If you’ve networked on LinkedIn, …

5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education

What, where, and how will we learn?<p>The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.<p>Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing …

AgLocal Goes From Meat Marketplace To Meat Subscription Service

Startup AgLocal announced Wednesday it will offer a meat subscription service for consumers that will start shipping May 21. The move is a shift from AgLocal’s original business model, a marketplace that connected regional ranchers with restaurants.<p>“That was a model that wouldn’t scale …

Agriculture

5 Free Apps For Mapping Your Mind

If you need to untangle the ideas floating around in your brainstorming sessions, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>SimpleMind (Android and iOS)</b><p>Owning up to the name, reviewers call the app …

Apps

In Abu Dhabi, A Desert Park With A Secret Garden

In Abu Dhabi, a grassy European-style park requires constant irrigation to counteract the sun’s intensity. With that in mind, the London-based architect Thomas Heatherwick plans to redesign the 30-acre Al Fayah Park to embrace the desert setting while providing a comfortable place for people to …

Abu Dhabi