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The Polish phrase that will help you through tough times

In Poland, the concept of 'Jakoś to będzie' is acting without worrying about the consequences. It’s reaching for the impossible. It’s taking risks, and not being afraid.<p>Words like 'hygge' (Danish), 'gezelligheid' (Dutch) and 'lagom' (Swedish) have become very popular in recent years. But fans of …

Europe

The 10 Best Indoor Trees For Homes And Workspaces

Nothing brightens up a space and makes it feel fresh and vibrant like a houseplant or, even better, a tree. Yes, that’s right, you can actually grow …

The Next Sustainability Crisis: Humans Are Using So Much Sand That We May Actually Run Out

Sand is the most-consumed natural resource in the world after water and air. Modern cities are built out of it. In the construction industry alone, …

11 Nifty Measuring Hacks for Architects

Believe it or not, architects are just like everyone else! They love a shortcut in their tool belt to accomplish a task. Whether it's in the office …

Architecture

Everything Architects Need to Know About Wood Siding

Wood siding is a uniquely beautiful thing. What really distinguishes it from other cladding options is that the material was once both living and breathing, which means that no matter what species of timber you select or how you choose to apply it, wood will eventually warp and weather. As delicate …

Architecture

A Beautifully Mad Conversation with Jim Carrey, Who Has Returned Reborn

“People were wondering where I went,” Jim Carrey said with a laugh.<p>He was calling from his home-turned-art-studio earlier this week in Los Angeles. “The truth is," he went on, "I was spirited into the forest by a sprite, and you know, you really just follow it when it happens.”<p>That may be …

How to Specify: Wood Flooring

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is Wood Flooring. If you’re looking for the perfect wood flooring for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Woodworking

THE 12 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN APPS TO INSPIRE YOUR SPACE – Page 7

Pinterest<p><b>Free, available for</b> <b>iOS and Android</b><p><b>Best for Finding Inspiration</b><p>With essentially the same interface as the desktop site, the Pinterest app is …

These Tools Guarantee You Never Run Out of the Content Your Audience Craves

Finding what most engages your followers requires sifting through a torrent to find the best.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Constantly posting great content is your best bet to beat the social-media algorithms and attain high engagement, but also very …

Social Media

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Creativity

The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make With Their Money

Don't waste your money on services you don't need or unrelated business.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Warren Buffett is famous for saying he follows only two rules in investing:<p>Never lose money.<br>• Never forget rule No. 1.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network …

Entrepreneurship

The Free Social Media Tools You Should Already Be Using

If you want to learn more about a situation or get to the bottom of something important, you’ve probably been told to “follow the money.” You can apply this advice to business and leadership, too.<p>If you want to keep a pulse on industry trends and stay ahead of the curve, one of the first things you …

Social Media

A List of 47 Insanely Useful Resources for Freelancers

The hardest part about being a freelancer is finding the right tools to help you manage your productivity, accounts and content creation. With an enormous amount of resources available for freelancers, it can be exhausting trying to find the right tools for you. It can take a long time to establish …

Infographics

This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing …

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, …

Business Strategy

Dear Future Architects: Don’t Be Like Me

Steve Ramos is passionate about design and architecture. He is the founder of the BUILDINGS ARE COOL blog, an Architect for LS3P in Charleston, S.C., and working on his first book, Breaking the Box: Explode out of Architecture School to a Successful Career as an Architect.<p>During your career, you …

Architecture

7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Contemporary tropical city house with teak cladding, lap pool, spiral stairs

Modern tropical house by Ong & Ong features split granite wall, entry across reflection pool, lap pool, spiral staircase, indoor-outdoor …

3 two-story houses (and their plans) that you need to see!

In a bid to really hone in on the perfect home for you and your family, you'll need to see what has already been built or designed and, more than …

Hung Up

The Top 10 Viral Videos on Architecture

Is YouTube a valuable source of education and inspiration when it comes to architecture, or just an ocean of mindless tomfoolery for the procrastination generation? The answer it seems, is almost certainly both: here are some fine examples from either end of the spectrum, along with a few in …

Architecture

a multi-disciplinary design studio based in India (Kolkata) & China (Yiwu) and think-tank with collective experience of over 60 years.

Mortuary Chapel for the Soriano Manzanet Family

This vault was created as a tribute both to the region’s rich ceramic-making tradition and to the characteristic tile vault technique. This technique was disseminated by Valencian architect Rafael Guastavino both among the architects of the catalan Modernisme and in the United States. An enormous …

United States

To breathe life into a dated master bedroom, start by getting rid of the wallpaper

THE CHALLENGE<p>Debbie Corwin wants a new look for the<br>14-by-19-foot master bedroom of her Rockville home, but she doesn’t enjoy shopping and isn’t sure how to get started. She is interested in getting new carpet and replacing the wallpaper. She uses the space for reading, relaxing, watching TV and …

How To Use Rain Glass To Make A Splash And Enhance Your Décor

Rain glass is one of those cases when the name is extremely suggestive and perfectly describes the item. This type of glass looks as if rain is …

A Single Cube for Living, Sleeping, Eating and Storing

With tiny-home living and micro-apartments still trending, both established and fledgling product designers have been exploring how best to furnish these tight environments. Several months ago, for instance, Yves Béhar launched his moving multifunctional wall system Ori. Now there’s a new concept …

India’s ancient engineering marvel

This unique architectural idea was medieval India’s ingenious answer to perennial water shortage.<p>Hidden in plain sight, just minutes away from the bustle of New Delhi’s commercial hub, Connaught Place, is an ancient landmark unknown even to most locals.<p>Agrasen ki baoli is a 14th-century stepwell …

Sunbeams Music Centre / MawsonKerr Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Completion of the £2.0 million Sunbeams Music Centre marks a significant milestone in an extraordinary …

Newcastle University

Inside The R&D Lab Where Uber Is Building “The City Of The Future”

The Advanced Technologies Group Center in Pittsburgh, where Uber is building autonomous cars, is a gleaming white vision of the future.<p>Self-driving cars are no longer a far-flung prophecy; they’re descending upon our roads, dominating conversations about the future of mobility, and becoming a …

San Francisco

Eric Schmidt-backed HouseCanary raises $33 million

The total U.S. housing market is worth $30 trillion, but the data to value individual properties is still imprecise, according to HouseCanary. The real estate startup thinks it has better analysis and counts believers like Eric Schmidt and Kobe Bryant, who are participating in its $33 million …

Real Estate

This chunky woven chair merges comfort with contemporary design

<b>This oversized chunky knit chair is just one of many playful and bold creations by designer Veega Tankun.</b><p>Veega's brand, Veegadesign, combines …