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My top 10 quotes on failure

Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms. It is only through failure that we learn. Many of the world’s …

Svetlana Petrova Inserts Her Fat Cat Into Famous Paintings

I first encountered Russian artist Svetlana Petrova’s renderings of classic paintings, modified to include her very large, fat cat, a couple of years …

Art History

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).

Breakfast

$170 Chromebook, $160 Dre Beats Solo, and $20 Alien Anthology Blu-ray set

Plenty of people just use a laptop to check Facebook and listen to music online with occasional word processing. If that’s the case for you, you …

This Handy Infographic Gets at the Roots of Digital Photography Terms

It’s a sad truth, but film photography has gone the way of the DoDo bird. And if you’re not familiar with that expression, then I’ve pretty much made …

The WOOD.b Bike by BSG | Colossal

<p>The WOOD.b is a new urban bicycle designed by Strasbourg-based BSG in partial collaboration with Thibaut Malet, whose wooden expertise you might …

Journalism

Prahan Hotel by Techné Architects http://www.contemporist.com/2013/06/10/prahan-hotel-by-techne-architects/

The Cheapest 4th Gen Haswell Core i7 Laptops (Updated)

<b>Update 12/12:</b> The HP Envy 15 with Core i7 got even cheaper during HP’s flash sale! Now for the same $629.99 price on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, …

Is this Canada's Greenest Home?

Is this truly Canada's Greenest Home? That's what Chris Magwood calls the single family house in Peterborough, Ontario. Chris was nervous about the …

Sustainability

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Submit your project for the world's largest awards program for architecture.<p>Structural fabric has emerged as an innovative architectural material.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>Rios Clementi Hale Studios displays a rich understanding of …

Architecture

Paintings by Brendan Monroe

Paintings by Brendan Monroe <br>+<p>Paintings of blob-like figures, interconnected cellular shapes, and imaginary organisms that loosely references …

WOHA Architect's Amazingly Green Park Royal Hotel

Architects and designers have been attempting to bring more of nature into the urban setting due to the ever growing push for sustainable and green living. Designed by WOHA architects, the Park Royal in Singapore is currently located in a business district, and flanked by Hong Lim Park and various …

Skyscrapers

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

Shoe Porn: The Generic Man Double Monk Strap

<b>Walk in these</b> with a gray flannel suit.<p><i>Monkman double monk strap shoe ($365) by The Generic Man, genericsurplus.com</i>

Men's Fashion

How to Refurbish Old Shoes

Don't let your shoes go into early retirement when refurbishment can be the better — and cheaper — option<p><b>Think of all</b> the shoes you've worn to death. That lived-in pair of loafers from your college graduation. Those shiny oxfords that killed on job interviews. The handy lace-ups that carried you …

Shoes

Plywood Paradise: Home 09 by i29 interior architects

Plywood has been making the rounds in the design world proving that the relatively inexpensive material can be both viable and desirable, especially …

The Avenue on Portage / 5468796 Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Avenue on Portage revives two historic commercial buildings from the turn of the century located one …

Nonprofits

How to Make Money on Your Lunch Break

How do you spend your lunch break? Taking a turn round the park? Checking Facebook? Catching up on the work you should've done in the morning? All of …

An Introduction To The Mechanical Watch

The mechanical watch is one of the few remaining practical, day-to-day items that has remained unchanged in many ways since its inception hundreds of …

The Systems That Power the Year's Most Sustainable Buildings

Only a decade ago, sustainable building techniques were fairly rare, a fringe culture on the periphery of mainstream architecture. But with Stephen …

Architecture