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4 Commitments You Must Make If You Want To Succeed Individually And As A Team

If a person doesn't feel protected in a relationship, they won't take risks. They won't speak up. They'll hold back their best performance.<p>When Mark Eaton was 21 years old, he had left the game of basketball behind him. He didn't have the stuff. So instead, he became a mechanic, working on …

Basketball

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Gallery of Buy Land for a Dollar! Converting Chicago’s 15,000 Vacant Lots Into Booming Public Space - 3

Image 3 of 4 from gallery of Buy Land for a Dollar! Converting Chicago’s 15,000 Vacant Lots Into Booming Public Space. …

This Humble Koreatown Restaurant Is a Dumpling Lover's Nirvana

What's your reward for finding a taekwondo studio, hardware store, and Bangladeshi biriyani spot? On the corner & 3rd & Vermont, the answer is <b>Dumpling House</b>. That kind of strip mall logic is unique to scattershot Los Angeles developers, and has given this city gems like this standout Korean …

Food & Dining

This Digital Design Agency Creates User-Friendly Experiences for Big Brands

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> (L. to r.) Creative director Mark Jarecke, design director Mike Lee and strategy director Elizabeth Stafford <b><br>What</b> Digital design studio <b><br>Where</b> …

Digital Design

Batman V Superman Bat-Signal Built Out Of 75,000 LEGO Bricks

At this point, people are just going to start doing all their construction work using LEGO's, as you can pretty much build anything, and impressively …

Comic Books

The Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2015

This has been a really great year for science fiction, fantasy and horror books, taking us to fabulous worlds and opening our minds to new ideas and …

Advertising

4 Brands Who Have Made Awesome Immersive Ads for Facebook Mobile

With Facebook's roll-out of Instant Articles this year, brands and publishers alike have found new opportunities for posting branded content on …

Michael Kors

These Monochrome Artworks Are The Most Awesome Thing You'll See Today

There's no mistaking the explosive visual style of Japanese illustrator Shohei Otomo. He was trained by one of the best in the business, his father …

Three-Dimensional Human Collages Encased in Layers of Glass

Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Dustin Yellin has received worldwide recognition for his technique to creating large-scale, fantastical collages encased within layers of glass. <i>Psychogeographies</i>, his newest exhibition commissioned by the New York City Ballet for the annual Art series, is a …

Art

Takashi Yasui

Portable & Potable: Water-Purifying Sculpture Cleans East River

Combining practical water purification and the fun of watching hidden processes come to life, this gigantic structure installed at MOMA PS1 in New …

New York City

I Can’t Believe This Trippy Hologram Statue Isn’t CGI

You see this weird revolving object? It looks like a liquid-metal Terminator bugging out on an acid trip. Your first instinct was probably to think it was CGI. But no, this is a real object.<p>It’s called In Portents, and it’s a sculpture by artists Hannah Fitz, Tanad Williams, and Kevin A. Freeney …

Holograms

Nashville's Holler Design

by Chérmelle Edwards<p>Matt Alexander grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After stints in Knoxville and Detroit, he found himself in Brooklyn, daydreaming about returning to his roots. His reverie eventually drew him back to his hometown, where he founded Holler Design—a furniture …

Furniture

Coco Reynolds’ Timber Pendant Lamps

by Chantel Tattoli<p>In the field of furniture design, lighting is often overlooked, even though the right piece can define a room just as well as any Eames chair. Case in point: the beautiful timber pendant lamp creations by Sydneysider Coco Reynolds, designed to be either permanent fixtures in your …

Threading

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

Sharing Fun: Novel Coke Caps Transform Empty Bottles

Coke’s recent ad campaigns have been all about promoting friendliness and sharing. Their latest campaign, created by ad firm Ogilvy & Mather China, …

Fresh Wooden Furniture Inspired by Scotland Summers

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Bothy is a fresh new line of wood furniture from Caledonia Silva Woodwork & Design, located in …

The Derelict Furniture Co. of Estonia

Tonis Kalve and Ahti Grunberg, graduates of the Estonian Academy of Arts, source their wood from “an old camper’s house in the deep Baltic forests or …

Artifox's Simple, Elegant Desk 01, Designed for Modern-Day Needs

We've looked at desks designed to cut cable clutter, desks with storage and desks with gutters. But this deceptively-simple-looking desk by Artifox …

Designing for Step Stools

Storage that's hard to reach—the rafters in garages, the top shelves of kitchen cabinets, bedroom closets and tall bookcases—is a common problem in …

Furniture

The internet of trashcans is here and it’s more awesome than it sounds

In an unnamed city in Asia, AGT, a Swiss security firm, has teamed up with Cisco to install internet-connected sensors in trash bins. The idea is simple: the city knows when bins are full or empty, so it can plan more efficient routes for trash collectors and their trucks. Save enough on fuel and …

Internet of Things