Martine Abiaad

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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Food & Dining

Mr. n LED Table Lamp

The minimalist <i>Mr. n™</i> LED lamp has a beautiful shape of an arch and provides soft glow with dimming levels on the outside of its body. The …

St Charles IL Conference Centers - Q Center - Chicago Meeting Facilities

Q Center, a Dolce Conference Center<p>For more than 40 years, Q Center has been in the business of making meetings matter more. Beginning as corporate …

Chicago

3angrymen – Identity Design by Studio Build

Graphic Identity Design.<p>The creative studio Build was commissioned to create a new brand identity for 3angrymen, a digital content and production …

Graphic Design

Design Dilemma: Words of Advice on Recessed Lights

I’ve always had a thing about recessed lights. I grew up in an older home built in a pre-recessed lights era. When visiting the homes of friends with …

Numero: A Beautiful Pop-up Book of Numbers by Marion Bataille | Colossal

<p>Five years ago graphic artist and illustration Marion Bataille took the pop-up book world by storm with her incredible ABC 3D book. Bataille is back …

No. Six Depot Brand Identity by Perky Bros llc

No. Six Depot – Visual Identity Design.<p>Look at this beautiful branding and packaging concept for No. Six Depot, a family owned coffee roaster and …

Graphic Design

Sandy Chilewich on Being a Hybrid Designer/Businessperson, Making Endless To-Do Lists, and Why Education Isn't Everything

<i>This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. We'll be posting a new interview every other Tuesday.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Sandy Chilewich<p><b>Occupation:</b> I'm …

Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

Good writing: Businesses claim to practice it, support it, and value it. But more often than not, their money isn’t where their mouth is. Poor grammar and jargon-riddled writing are rampant. We’re great at inventing terms — the instruction manual for my toaster refers to the lever that pops up the …

If You Want to Raise Prices, Tell a Better Story

Ask a CEO if they want to spend a pile of money on an analysis of their company’s story, and they’ll probably throw you out of their office. But if you tell them that you have a powerful insight that can help them raise the prices on all of their products, they might ask you over to their house for …

The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins

Two data visualization pros explain why sometimes an infographic simply isn’t one–and that’s okay.<p>At Co.Design, we get tons of pitches for our “Infographic of the Day” feature. A good 90% of them don’t make the cut because they aren’t really infographics. You’ve probably seen them: long, scrollable …

What You Can Learn About Leadership From A Tough Guy Who Doesn't Say Much

There is one advantage that quiet people have over those of us who like to hear the sounds of our own voices. They are good observers.<p>This is a point that actor Liev Schreiber made about the title character he plays on Showtime’s <i>Ray Donovan</i>. During an interview on NPR’s <i>Fresh Air</i>, Schreiber says …

Build It Like Buffett: The Empowered Portfolio

As a financial advisor, I often hear from investors who say they feel as if the game is rigged or that the little guy has no chance to make money in the markets. If you follow the financial media, you will find plenty of evidence that would support this argument. Over the last several years, there …

HTC One mini vs. iPhone 5

The HTC One is one of the most Apple-like Android phones ever made. Its unified design, high-quality build materials, and attention to detail harken …

iPhone 5

china completes the largest building in the world the 'new century global center' breaks the world record at 1.2 million square feet, but it's what's housed inside that makes this building truly amazing and totally bizarre. http://www.designboom.com/architecture/china-completes-the-worlds-largest-building/

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How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Where to Send Your Dad for Father's Day

Gift Guide<p>There's no better way to show your dad you love him than to send him away ... on a fabulous trip, that is.<p>06.10.13 8:41 PM …

Like father, like son: Approaching life like an entrepreneur

<i>Tarun Wadhwa is an aspiring entrepreneur and the son of serial entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa.</i><p>My dream was always to become a lawyer. I used to believe that law was the most direct way to impact the world around me. I thought entrepreneurs were only concerned with small issues, while lawyers worked on …

Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female

The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.<p>Talking to reporters during a visit to Australia, the Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime Minister that has included charges of sexism.<p>Speaking …