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Pentagram’s Ingenious Holiday Cards Through The Years

Since 1974, design firm Pentagram has created intricate holiday booklets filled with games, wordplay, and great visuals. See them all here.<p>Since 1974, international design firm Pentagram has designed irreverent holiday booklets to send to friends, clients, and colleagues. These glorified greeting …

Healthy, Happy Relationship Habits

If we're lucky, we've each got an example or two of what a great relationship looks like—from the outside. But what are the behind-the-scenes habits that happy couples have and regularly do? From a friend who's recently embarked on a new relationship to a couple happily married for 14 years, I got …

Does free food make for a happier office?

<b>Free meals, coffee, tea, and even alcohol are being offered by some companies in an effort to make their workers happier. But does it work?</b><p>One of the biggest cliches in business is that there's no such thing as a free lunch. But this is fast becoming untrue in more and more workplaces.<p>City firms …

Mockups

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

Can Better Acoustics Make Open Offices Suck Less?

Please say yes.<p>If you’re not familiar with the problems of open offices by now, you probably have a door to close at work. Open offices are supposed to promote employee interaction, and to some extent they do, but the drawbacks are well-documented.<p>These environments stress out workers. And distract …

OpenOffice

Yosemite: 150 years of oohs and awe

When the National Parks Service historian suggested that the California Historical Society tell the story of Yosemite to honor its 150th anniversary, Director of Exhibitions Jessica Hough kept it to herself that she had never visited the place.<p>She surmised that would be "uncool" until she figured …

National Parks

The World’s Happiest Places, Visualized

Moritz Stefaner uses data from the Better Life Initiative to show how your region stacks up.<p>Data viz <i>wunderkind</i> Moritz Stefaner has been on a happiness kick lately. Earlier this year, he analyzed the data of more than 3,000 images to try to determine the happiness of people New York, Bangkok, …

4 Steps For Piercing Through The Fog Of A Nascent Idea

It’s easy to get lost in the fog and never make any decision at all. Here’s how to break through and get the most out of your ideas.<p>History is littered with smart people making horribly wrong calls about nascent markets. In the 1940s, IBM’s Thomas Watson (supposedly) said there was a world market …

Management

Steelcase And Susan Cain Design Offices For Introverts

Downward dogs and meditation aside, these five “Susan Cain Quiet Spaces” offer productivity-enhancing focus and privacy at work.<p>Introverts of the workplace are having a moment. The office furniture company Steelcase teamed up with Susan Cain, author of the bestseller <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts</i> …

Party Decorations & Ideas

King of the Castle: Drip-Dried Sculptures That Put Your Cookie-Cutter Sand Castles to Shame

Forget your fancy sandcastle building tools. Your molded buckets may ensure a perfectly formed turret, but where's the fun in that? The artist behind …

Area trail camps offer good backpacking tuneup

At Sunset Trail Camp, deep in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, it is only a short walk to reach the region's prettiest canyon, where you can take in the Golden Cascade and Silver Falls.<p>At Slate Creek Trail Camp at Portola Redwoods, you get a jump-start on the day when you head off to see the remote …

Hiking

Raheen Library at Australian Catholic University / Woods Bagot

The new Raheen Library at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne has been extended and redesigned by Woods Bagot as a response to rising …

Australian Universities

The Art of Science: A History of DNA Art

(Image credit: "Trans-Genic Toad" by Dennis Ashbaugh)<p>Art and science have their similarities: both focus on exploration to reach an expression of …

Gallery of Raheen Library at Australian Catholic University / Woods Bagot - 2

Image 2 of 14 from gallery of Raheen Library at Australian Catholic University / Woods Bagot. Photograph by Shannon McGrath

Australian Universities

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) have selected nine projects for the 2014 Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture. Recognized as …

Get Ready for Awards Season: 10 Award Winning Movies to Watch on Netflix Now

A new year means new buzz for awards season. With many of the contenders premiering over the holidays, and a few surprise hits likely to come in …

Demandforce Agrees to Huge Office Expansion in Yerba Buena

In what has become an insane year for commercial real estate leasing, the second largest deal of the year was finalized just this week. The 200,000 sq. ft. agreement will double the space occupied by the small business arm of Intuit known as Demandforce. Located at 22 Fourth Street, the building …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Rhythm by Matt McConnell

Matt McConnell, of McConnell Studios, pushes the boundaries of sculpture with not only his use of materials, but how he uses them and his latest …

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Autodesk

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Arts – Photography – Fashion

Mehndi Designs for Eid 2017 Easy mehndi designs for eid 2017 are one of the tremendously creative...<p>Introduction about Cool Watercolor Tattoo There …

The Best Hikes in the World

We've rounded up 13 of the best hiking trails around the world perfect for your next adventure. Time to lace up your boots and hit the trail... This post was originally published in 2013. It has been updated with new information.<p>Santa Cruz Trek<p>Tongariro Northern Circuit<p>Israel National Trail

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Graphic Design

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …