Lewies Botha

36 Flips | 10 Magazines | 2 Following | 5 Followers | @lewiesbotha | Keep up with Lewies Botha on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lewies Botha”

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

The Otherworldy Charms of Scarlett Johansson

The 'Under the Skin' star talks about alien mindsets, guerilla shooting on the streets of Scotland and why she's an indie actress at heart<p>Let's say …

Scarlett Johansson

LinkedIn University Pages are a case study in building big data apps the right way

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Professional network LinkedIn (s lnkd) rolled out its new University Pages feature last week to much fanfare, but the pages …

The One Reason Every Blogger Should Use Google+

Once again this week I was asked by a colleague why they should care about Google+. This is a person who regularly publishes content, already has a full plate and wanted to be convinced why she should take up another social network. A scenario that’s all too familiar with many people I come in …

Orbose app review: create your very own app with no coding experience necessary

Introduction<p>This is a truly innovative app which enables you to log into the Orbose website and design apps from within your web browser before …

OMG, I Want This House: Fabulous Homes From Paris to Sao Paulo (PHOTOS)

A lap pool? Pollock-themed bedroom? Yes, please! See envy-inspiring designs from Interiors Now.<p>Richard Powers; Courtesy of Taschen

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

Microsoft launches Windows Phone web tool to let anyone create apps

Microsoft wants Windows Phone developers and apps, and it's launching a developer tool on Tuesday in its latest effort to secure apps for its ecosystem. A beta version of Windows Phone App Studio is now available, and it lets anyone create a Windows Phone app from the web without any knowledge of …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

Crystal Thornburg, California

From Google Ventures, The 6 Ingredients You Need To Run A Design Sprint

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp lists the people and things you’ll want on hand to start tackling a big design challenge.<p><i>[Editor’s note: This is the second post in a seven-part guide on how to conduct your own Google Ventures’ five-day design sprint. Read the first part, on why you should conduct a</i> …

Max du Preez

Mandela is no saint, but he is proof that good can prevail over evil (my Tuesday column)<p>HE BROUGHT integrity to the highest office in the country …

Fernando Botero Sculptures: Here Are Some Awkwardly Erotic Photos of People Washing The Artworks (PHOTOS)

The last time we wrote about one of Fernando Botero's outdoor sculptures it was because street artist Olek had wrapped one in a psychedelic sweater, but we recently came across a veritable treasure trove of images featuring several of the Colombian artist's sculptures getting dressed down and …

Sculpture

Imagine - The Beatles - John Lennon

What an Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like from Above and Below

On November 5, 1951, a 31 kiloton atomic bomb was dropped in the Nevada Test Site from a B-45 Tornado bomber. A camera in the air was documenting the …

a vintage BMW Isetta car with his little caravan. on design-dautore.com

Articles about farm fresh on Dwell.com - Dwell

Nobody ever said farming was easy, but the rewards of a homegrown harvest are great.<p>The 3rd issue of Curio explores our morbid fascination with murder and death, likening the heedless pruning of flowers to...<p>In Wellman, Iowa, Joanna and Geoff Mouming concocted a fresh take on the traditional barn …

Architecture

Minuum keyboard will roll out to Indiegogo backers tomorrow

The Minuum keyboard is an interesting concept. While most keyboards try to make typing more intuitive, Minuum is trying to rethink typing altogether. They’re not interested in improving swipe functionality on a QWERTY keyboard, or predictive text. Instead, they want to give you more screen to look …

Typing

Articles about pole position on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Pedro Gadanho brings a body of hypercolorful work and a curiosity for the world stage to his new position as MoMA’s...<p>Matthew Moore has found himself in the curious position of being both an artist and a fourth-generation farmer, working and...<p>"We want to position our work outside of …

Architecture

Die Antwoord's 'Cookie Thumper' set to cause a stir

Grethe Koen has an Honours degree in political science and worked at an organisation for prisoners’ human rights before joining the Mail & Guardian …

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …

The weekend in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2013/jun/16/photography<p>720<p>A roundup of the best images from across the globe, including the elections in …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2012/02/21/house-in-monasterios-by-ramon-esteve/ House in Monasterios by Ramon Esteve

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/05/09/house-n-by-maxwan/ House N by Maxwan

Side Box

It’s a box. It doesn’t have a charging station, it won’t organize your emails, it’s just a side table with storage to display books and such. It will …

Charging Stations

The Childhood of Jesus by J M Coetzee, and A Life in Writing by J C Kannemeyer: review

J M Coetzee’s reputation as a master of bleakness misses the sly humour in his novels – shown to full effect in his latest dark comedy, The Childhood of Jesus, says Anthony Cummins.<p>The YouTube clip still does the rounds, two years on: J M Coetzee, chairing a literary event in Adelaide, introduces …