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155 Flips | 3 Magazines | 12 Likes | 5 Following | 80 Followers | @keithmacgowan | Concept: I have an idea for a New Style of Charity Store. Recycling of unused building materials and up-cycling them into new things , Letting new start ups use these materials to make unique items. Build up a small workforce using the materials and doing gardening ,painting and decorating and maintenance work for other Charities ,

Floral Centerpiece with Tulips

It is about this time of year that I am dying for winter to be over. This year I decided to use some leftover 2x4’s to create a pretty floral …

Uber for Your Lawnmower? The Future of the Sharing Economy.

We've all heard of the "sharing economy": It's a wide-ranging term that, at its core, refers to a market model in which groups share ownership and use of goods or services. And it's a model that has recently exploded in popularity. Credit the proliferation of user connectivity, combined with …

Donald Trump Should Totally Build His Wall With These Ingenious Bricks

Donald Trump should absolutely not build a wall. But if he <i>did</i> build a wall, we think we’ve found the bricks.<p>Developed by Mexico construction materials company Armed Omega, Block Armo are special cement bricks that, rather than being carefully stacked with mortar, are instead assembled like puzzle …

Olafur Eliasson’s installation The Open Pyramid dominates the Long Gallery in Shanghai

At the heart of the first major survey of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s work in China stands a new large-scale, site specific …

Review: The Pixelstick is an Actual ‘Game-Changer’ Worthy of that Title

If you love light painting, then have I got a toy for you. The Pixelstick from Bitbanger Labs, which may just be one of the coolest ways to express …

6 Must-Have Web-Based Tools to Run an E-Commerce Store

Contrary to popular notion, you need not be a genius to launch an E-Commerce store. While you may think it is a daunting and a time-consuming affair, …

Twisted Picture Frames Fused with Tree Branches

Darryl Cox Jr. uses woodworking, painting, and sculpture to create commissioned frames.<p>Inspired by the Central Oregon landscape in which he lives, and by his love of art and surrealism, artist Darryl Cox Jr. fuses wood found in the forest with frames to create innovative and unusual art objects. On …

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Announces A New Fund For Social Good Startups

The company has given away nearly 50 million shoes. Now with a cash windfall from Bain, it’s investing to support other companies making a difference.<p>In 2006, Blake Mycoskie was traveling in Argentina when he came up with the idea for TOMS, his one-for-one shoe business. Nearly 10 years later, he’s …

Fantastic Design Student Experiments from Japan

From Kobe Design University, simple but innovative furniture concept work<p>We last looked in on Kobe Design University's "Design Soil" student …

William Legoullon: Unintended Targets

William LeGoullon is an artist raised and currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. His work covers a wide range of topics, from deserts to abstract art …

Abstract Art

Classical Sculpture Action Figures Bring “David” and “Venus de Milo” to Life | Colossal

<p>This season’s hottest new retro-kitsch action figures pre-date GI Joes and Power Rangers by nearly 500 years. If you’ve ever imagined what …

Art

Japanese Scientists Create Nearly Unbreakable Glass For Commercial Use

A group of scientists at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science in Japan believes they have discovered a way to make glass nearly …

Nanotech

Tactile Equations by Page Thirty Three

Sydney-based design studio Page Thirty Three has a knack for transforming their daydreams into functional products—which explains why their pieces (like the laboratory-esque Black Marble Oil Burner) are ones that incite wonder and some head-turning. Page Thirty Three's latest thematic collection, …

Design

Handmade Lego Inspired Wooden Art Toys by Thibaut Malet

Wooden Art Toys<p>Thibaut MALET is a French interior and furniture designer currently based in Montreal QC, Canada. He created a series of handmade …

In the Details: Building a Tip Jar for the Credit Card Era

As people get more and more used to paying for small transactions with credit cards, one group in particular seems to be losing out—baristas. At …

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The Nebia Showerhead Atomizes Your Shower Water

More surface area of water on your skin, with far less water consumption<p>Five years in the making, the Nebia showerhead is designed to get more water …

For Just $12, These Shoes Will Grow With Your Kid

If only Jordans were made this way!<p>Any parent knows, a growing child burns through shoes as fast as you can buy them. But if a child’s foot grows, why don’t we have a shoe that grows along with it?<p>That’s what Kenton Lee, pastor and founder of the nonprofit Because International, wondered when he …

Translucent Glass Sculptures That Beautifully Fragment Color and Light

Inspired by his fascination with cell division, artist Jiyong Lee has created incredible glass sculptures that represent this scientific process. As onlookers move around Lee's creations, the light plays off of the glass, transforming the works of art into astonishing new forms. On the surface, the …

Art

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By depending on a cheat sheet for the best websites for entrepreneurs.<p>Here, a cheat sheet of 50 to get you started:<p>The name says …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background | Inc.com

Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than writing code. You have to deal with product validation, product/market fit, marketing, retention and engagement of customers, customer service, managing finances …

Apps

Why email marketing is still in style — and thriving

Email is the workhorse of digital marketing. While we as marketers like talking about the hot new platform du jour, email marketing has been around since the ’90s, is appropriate for every audience, and delivers the highest return on investment (ROI) in digital marketing.<p>As it turns out, consumers …

Marketing

Turn Your Website Into an App for Android and iPhone

If you’re wondering how to turn your website into an app for Android and iPhone devices, you’re not alone.<p>Yes, customers have gone mobile and any …