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A Minimalist Hair Salon in Düsseldorf

In Düsseltal, a residential area in Düsseldorf, Germany, Bailas Contemporary Coiffure is a modern hair salon located within an old building that was …

The 9 Keys To A Happy Retirement

It turns out that happiness and retirement <i>do</i> go together.<p>Well, based on the research and books I’ve read and interviews I’ve done since becoming editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose channels at Next Avenue in 2011, they <i>can</i> go together if you play your cards right.<p>And it’s not just …

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

MOS Reach: A Flexible Power Solution For Tight Spaces

It’s ironic something so old as the power outlet has become so important…a necessity…in this era of digital devices. But how many of us are regularly …

A Lamp Inspired by M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher’s illustrations are pretty unforgettable so it’s no wonder Note Design Studio was inspired when they designed the MCE Lamp for Belgian …

TERA: An Interactive Fitness Yoga Mat That Poses As a Rug

When it comes to yoga, everyone needs a little motivation and direction sometimes. TERA, a circular Kvadrat wool rug embedded with an array of LED …

A Colorful House That’s Built in a Backyard

After living overseas for years, this family returned to Northcote, in inner north Melbourne, Australia, to find that the housing market was too …

Environmentally Friendly

A Family Home with a Black & White Interior

This home in the Czech Republic began as an empty space with just the central staircase installed right in the middle of the ground floor. OOOOX were …

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIRED

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it …

Furniture Inspired by Line Drawings by Jin il Park

Seoul, Korea-based furniture designer and artist brought both of his interests together for a collection of experimental furniture for his Drawing …

Best WTF Posts of 2013

10. Blow Me by Sebastian Errazuriz<br>An installation that’s a response to the overconsumption of technology, social networking, and instant …

Engagement Rings

SwingLab: A Modular Porch Swing

You can’t beat being outside and swinging on a porch swing, but sometimes you don’t want to only face forward. The SwingLab lets you mix it up with …

Furniture

Schofield Watch Company: Blacklamp

Since Schofield Watch Company's Signalman was released, its designer Giles Ellis has been riding his self-made wave of design-inspired success right into the upper echelons of modern horology. With his second timepiece, the Blacklamp, Ellis has taken his successful design and refined so much that …

Focal Locus Workstation : Ergonomic Standing Workstation with Adjustable Desk

Locus Workstation is an ergonomic workstation from Locus crafted of aluminum steel and furniture-grade plywood and polymers. The ergonomic design …

Bord-du-Lac House by Henri Cleinge

Architect Henri Cleinge was tasked with renovating a 200-year-old stone house in Quebec while adding a substantial addition in a project called the …

Living Rooms

Two Ultra-Minimal Lamps That Also Juice Up Your Phone

In the current universe of lamps, designers want to scale down, delete any frills, and step back. We’ve seen a good deal of stripped-down lamps lately, from glowing white boxes to 1960s-era lamps made of floating glow sticks.<p>The new Circa and Clamp light collections from San Francisco-based Pablo …

Freed From a Glacier's Hold, Ancient Moss Grows Again

Moss that was frozen for centuries is now green and growing.<p><b>In one of nature's more astonishing never-say-die stories, clumps of frozen mosses that were entombed beneath an advancing glacier more than 400 years ago have revived.</b><p>The glacier is now retreating, exposing the mosses to air and sunlight …