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Shipping Containers: 10 Recycled and Repurposed Houses

Remember <i>Top of the Lake</i> (think: <i>Twin Peaks</i> set in New Zealand)? In Jane Campion’s compelling drama, a group of women create a camp called Paradise, …

How to Know if a Pallet Is Treated | Hunker

Wooden pallets are marked with a code to describe their type of treatment.<p>Step 1<p>Put on the gloves. In case the pallet is treated, you don't want to …

Wood Pallet Project Ideas - Do It Yourself

<b>Get inspired to build with these wood pallet project ideas, including an outdoor loveseat and an easily movable table.</b><p>June 19, 2013<p><i>By Chris</i> …

6 DIY Pallet Furniture Tutorials

It is estimated that 2 billion shipping pallets are in use every day in the U.S. alone, so it is inevitable that some lay abandoned.<p>Why not use them …

7 Better Ways to Promote Online | Inc.com

I was just at Sunday brunch with someone I consider to be one of the best at online promotion. At 28 years old, this amazing entrepreneur has built a profitable $30 million+ business from ground up, without the help of venture capital, advertising agencies, SEO firms, or PR firms.<p>Michele Romanow, …

Marketing

How to Get Your First 1,000 Customers: 11 Tips | Inc.com

Attracting a strong and loyal customer base is a matter of life or death for your e-commerce company. Ideally, adoption will snowball, and your startup's future will be bright and profitable. But how to make it happen?<p>Take some advice from Mitch Wainer, CMO of DigitalOcean, a cloud hosting site for …

Marketing

To Keep Your Customers, Keep It Simple

Marketers see today’s consumers as web-savvy, mobile-enabled data sifters who pounce on whichever brand or store offers the best deal. Brand loyalty, the thinking goes, is vanishing. In response, companies have ramped up their messaging, expecting that the more interaction and information they …

Square Wants to Compete With Small Business Lenders

Square is beefing up its effort to finance small business owners. The San Francisco company, best known for making credit card readers that plug into …

Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the growing interest in locally made and locally grown products, some say that small, local retailers have a unique advantage.<p>Nonetheless, big companies with big budgets still have considerable advantages. Large companies are …

Small Business

17 DIY Gifts to Show Your Teacher Major Appreciation

Lose the apple and show a teacher some real appreciation with these clever and creative gift ideas. They’re all simple enough that even the kids can help! From pencil jewelry to pretty potted plants, we’ve got a cool gift for every teacher on your list. And if you really want to show those teachers …

Chemicals

David Rockwell's Luxurious Pre-Fab Homes

Two weeks ago, David Rockwell took a step away from his usual work of interior and set design to present his foray into the prefab game - an …

Outdoor Spaces

Vina's Tiny House

I am a designer who always wanted to design and build my own house, but I couldn’t find a way to afford it. With the tiny house movement, I found a …

Woman builds herself a gorgeous, tiny, healthy, "chemical free" house

Flame retardants, formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds shouldn't be in any of our houses, but for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities …

Cute

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.

Coffee

diy tattoo alternatives

get inked up...sort of.<p>Ever since Bang Bang, the New York-based tattoo artist that serves the likes of Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, handed the needle over to Miley Cyrus and a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been seriously contemplating taking my long-time tattoo dreams into my own hands, …

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …

Small Spaces

Winnebago rolls again

Consider the Winnebago. Just five years ago, the brontosaurus of consumer vehicles looked as if it might be on the point of extinction. Sales had …