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These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Lawrence Halprin: Designer of "one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance"

Larry Halprin changed the profession of landscape architecture. <i>Period.</i><p>He loved people.<p>He was fascinated by cities.<p>He created bold, innovative environments that blew people away. When the Ira Keller Forecourt Fountain in Portland, OR opened, the <i>New York Times</i> architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable …

Urban Design

The NYLON Guide To Seattle

Where to eat, drink, and shop<p>Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, thanks to its privileged position of being surrounded by lakes, sounds, bays, rivers, and every other body of water imaginable. And on a clear day, when the sun is out, the views of Mount Rainier are staggering. …

This 3D-Printed Jewelry Is Created From NASA’s Elevation Mapping Data

Oregon-based design studio Waaypoint has a new way of showing tribute to America's landscapes. Using digital elevation mapping data from NASA, the …

These Are the Best-Designed, Most Useful Architecture Firm Websites

Our editors look at hundreds of websites per week. What do they admire and appreciate the most? Organization and simplicity. Sites that are not only …

Herzog & de Meuron

Workday CEO: 10 Powerful Business Leadership Lessons

<b>If the problem you're solving is not hard, it's not worth doing. - Aneel Bhusri, CEO of Workday</b><p>In 2005, two longtime friends and software visionaries Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri decided to form a cloud-based finance and human resources startup. Duffield had founded PeopleSoft in 1987, where …

Before our cities become smart, they need to become liveable and humane

India is a fast urbanising nation. Back in 2010, a major consultancy firm pointed out that it took nearly 40 years (from 1971 to 2008) for India’s …

Smart Cities

Reel out this solar-powered LED lighting solution for off-grid illumination & charging

<b>This solar + battery + LED light combo aims to be the future of portable light & power.</b><p>With a 30-foot string of 100 LED bulbs delivering 350 lumens, …