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Google Art Culture Experiment - Art Palette

• So you can play with different colors<br>• Discover how they relate to artworks<br>• And reveal hidden connections between them.

Minimalist summer retreat in Denmark is like a house within a house

This summer retreat in Denmark may look like a minimalist dream, but there’s an interesting design twist when you take a closer look. Danish …

Architecture

This tiny house comes with a pirate treehouse for $300K

Packs everything you need—and a whole lot more—into an impressive 324 square feet.<p>Here’s a true tiny house in the middle of the woods on the Dutch Bill Creek in Monte Rio, a small town west of Guerneville in Sonoma County, California, that packs everything you need—and a whole lot more—into an …

This Former TV Writer Is Blazing A New Trail As A Street Artist

Steven Paul Judd is blazing a new trail for Native American artists. After working as a TV writer in Los Angeles, he set out on a path to make art that he couldn’t find anywhere else. His art school was YouTube tutorials and endless hours spent tinkering in Photoshop. This autodidactic approach …

Incredible luxury tree house is hidden away in a Cape Town forest

Not all tree houses are rustic backyard projects—some, like the stunning House Paarman in Cape Town, take the typology to luxurious new heights. …

Decrepit lumberjack shack transformed into a beautiful retreat with minimal site impact

A decrepit lumberjack’s shack has been transformed into a beautiful light-filled weekend getaway just outside of Montreal. Local studio YH2 led the …

Design

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

Immunotherapy

Handsome timber chalet shows off the beauty of modern minimalism

The charms of simplicity are celebrated in this beautiful timber chalet tucked in the Alps of eastern France. Designed by French architecture firm …

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

Solar Power

The Box

The Box is a 960-square-foot residence inspired by the owner’s desire for a small house overlooking an untouched wetland. Conceived as a series of boxes nestled into the hillside, the house gently engages the site offering varied views of the landscape. To set the house into the site, the main …

Who needs brainstorming? Brainwriting gets way more ideas, this prof says

There’s a better way than a brainstorm to get creative thinking out of your team, says Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She teaches teamwork and negotiation to aspiring company leaders and explains techniques that she says are scientifically …

Snøhetta’s ready-made cabin can fit into any landscape

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a Snøhetta-designed home, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. The renowned Norwegian design firm …

Design

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

Shipping container pool can be installed in minutes

Measuring either 8 x 20 ft or a lengthier 8 x 40 ft (2.4 x 6 or 2.4 by 12 m), the pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and …

For Designers: Versatile Geometric Logo Templates For Your Creative Projects

<b>Russian</b> graphic designers Vita and Alex Spenser, whom we last featured here, have created a bundle of striking geometric logo marks and templates …

Graphic Design

How Technology Is Both Maximizing and Destroying Productivity and Creative Thinking | Inc.com

When we think of efficiency, the first place our minds go is technology. Tech is what has allowed us to automate, communicate, track and measure in ways that would otherwise be impossible. The obvious conclusion to follow is that technology has done wonders for our productivity--not just as human …

Creativity

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Become Better Problem-Solvers

Your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. So, follow these steps to enable them to tackle problems on their own.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're the visionary and leader of your company, but your employees are the …

Why I'm Spending My Spring Break With 500 of My Closest Co-Workers | Inc.com

Next week, I'll be on the beach in Kauai, sipping a mai-tai in the sun, as the waves lap the shore.<p>...and 500 of my employees, franchise partners, and their families, will be there with me.<p>Going on a vacation with everyone I work with might sound crazy -- but it's an over-the-top reward for …

San Francisco

Do Motivational Quotes on Social Media Actually Motivate? | Inc.com

• "Work, sweat, achieve."<br>• "Be amazing."<br>• "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."<p>There are few things that incite rage in me like seeing a motivational quote on social media. There's a few reasons why (other than, obviously, the fact that I'm a crotchety old man in training and get mad at most …

Motivation

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Bionic hand gives amputee real feeling – video report

A bionic hand that allows the wearer to experience genuine feeling has been developed in Switzerland. The prosthetic limb returns the sensation of touch to users by connecting sensors to nerves in their arm. The first tester, amputee Dennis Sorensen, says he is delighted with the invention

Will Apple Develop a Solar-Powered MacBook?

Apple's latest deployment of solar energy will have an impact that extends far beyond the roof of a data center.<p>The tech company closed out January …

The keeper of the ancient epic

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