Nicole Kaufman Dyess

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A Dutchman's fight to change how America keeps its cities above water

Many see Hurricane Sandy as merely a taste of what's to come for coastal regions like the New York tri-state area as sea levels rise, and it's led to a call for action. But there are two approaches to tackling the water: either try to forcefully block it with walls and similar devices, or work …

Urban Sprawl: Get Fat, Stay Poor, And Die In Car Crashes

A new report on metro density says it straight: Quality of life improves in compact cities.<p>That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new study, Measuring Sprawl 2014, now finds that people who live in densely populated regions benefit in many ways. In brief, they …

3 Dogs, 1 View: Goofy Photos To Rival Serious Portraiture

Ridiculously adorable and completely dumb animal pics populate the Internet in volumes. Animal lovers have a quirky hodgepodge of Buzzfeed listicles, Bored Panda galleries, and puppy-promoting Instagram accounts like that of the talented Earl Boykins to sift through. In praise of goofy seriousness, …

A Material that Can Be a Mirror... Then a Window

A group of MIT scientists have created a new material that can be both a mirror and a window, and no it's not a one-way mirror.<p>This new material can …

Inspirational Quotes Turned into Minimalist Illustrations by Ryan McArthur

Those of you who seek inspirational quotes will surely enjoy this array of minimalist illustrations from Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan …

How To Repurpose Concrete Blocks – Awesome DIY Projects To Try

In case you’ve decided to build your own house, then once you’re finished you’re bound to have some leftover concrete blocks. If this is not the …

Gender Neutral Nurseries Deliver A Bundle of Joy!

Though I have never planned for or decorated a nursery myself, I have plenty of family members and friends who have had babies in the last year, and …

From Birth Through Childhood: Versatile Stokke Steps Baby Chairs

Functional and visually appealing, the new <b>Stokke Steps</b> modular children’s seating system takes care of your baby’s comfort starting from birth. …

20 Friendly and Modern Nursery Room Design Ideas

Designing and decorating the nursery room is always fun and beautiful but not nearly as easy as it may seem. First of all, you have to make a choice. …

Interior Design

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Lemon Butter from Alex Hitz

It's a delicious riff on a classic dish that can be whipped up in no time flat. Just remember three basic steps. Alex Hitz shares this delicious chicken recipe.<p>To me, there's really nothing better than sautéed chicken in a pan sauce. Done right, it can make a merely capable cook look like a …

How to Hang Pictures Like a Pro

Interior Design

An Ergonomic Baby Chair That Grows With Your Kid

Norwegian design group Permafrost has built the Transformers of baby products for Stokke.<p>They say parenthood changes you. It most certainly means you have to buy a lot of stuff–just leaving the hospital with the new bundle of joy requires having already purchased a car seat. Then there’s the …

Modern Multifunctional Desk

Reminiscent of rolltop desks from the early 1900s, this take on the multifunctional cabinet desk incorporates modern amenities like integrated LED …

Provoking, Practical Privacy Fences

House designs and complementary landscaping are often as unique as the individual homeowners themselves, with a variety of architectural styles used. …

The Aqualibrium Garden — The Future of Food, For Any Apartment, House, Or Room

<b>Published on</b> October 5th, 2013 | <i>by Sponsored Content</i><p>4<p>The Aqualibrium Garden — The Future of Food, For Any Apartment, House, Or Room<p>October 5th, 2013 …

Homemade Persimmon Sorbet

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Mandy from Lady & Pups shows us how to make a two-ingredient seasonal dessert, ready when you want it.</i><p>I've always loved persimmons since I was a …

Homemade

Garden Cottages and Small Sheds for Your Outdoor Space

Ah, the charming beauty of a garden cottage! There’s something magical about a backyard dwelling that overlooks a beautifully manicured yard… …

Amazing DIY Table + Free Downloadable Plans

23 Comments<p>Fiona and Doug of Cartolina just finished an amazing DIY table and office expansion to accomodate their new shipping and distribution …

THE CURIOUS ABC’S | THE STYLE FILES

I recently received an email from Kevin Lindberg telling me that he had just launched his illustrated children’s alphabet, The Curious ABCs, on …

10 Innovative Policies That Every City Should Consider

The partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill has killed any real progress and innovation on a national level. In its absence, cities have emerged as the testing ground for real governmental change. Those innovations aren't always met with showers of approval but they inevitably change the way we live. If …

Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie

<i>Recipe by Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar New York New York</i><p><b>Anyone who has taken a bite of this Milk Bar best seller immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this rich, salty-sweet pie with its oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop.</b><p><b>CRACK PIE</b><p>Servings: 10 to …

Design Dilemma: Chic Nurseries

People who are setting up nurseries often resort to the tried-and-true pink or blue room decorated with teddy bear wall decals. But if you’re …

INFOGRAPHIC: How Interior Color Choice Can Evoke Moods in Your Home

This great interior design-focused infographic by Design 55 explores how different colors convey certain moods when they are applied to interior …

Unlikely partnership identifies how to save more energy in supply chains

Gearing up for the start of a new school year begins with shopping for new school supplies. Your daughter has asked for the latest princess backpack …

30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout

Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? This high-intensity bodyweight workout is a simple, effective way to work your whole body—without …

Living Rooms

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6 Ways To Go From Anonymous Hermit To Thought Leader

People tend to buy from companies they feel comfortable with, that they know and trust. The same goes for you and me.<p>Are you going to spend a lot of money to buy a pricey electronics gizmo from a no-name company or one with an established name you’ve bought from before? If you’re like most people, …

The Essential Hallmarks of a Good Leader

Over the years I have written about the importance of strong leadership in business and the essential qualities a leader must have. These qualities …

Leadership

The secret to a great company culture (Hint: It's not happiness or free food)

The term "company culture" gets tossed around a lot. It's usually synonymous with the idea of optimizing for happiness and creativity, by shucking …