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Transparent Pavilion-like Extension to an English Cottage

<b>Yew Tree House</b> by Eastabrook Architects and Jonathan Tuckey Design adds this glazed extension to a Grade II-listed cottage in the Cotswold.<p>From the architects:<p><i>This project in Oddington, Gloucesershire, followed several proposals and lengthy negotiations with the Council’s conservation officer as the Cottage is Listed and in the Conservation Area. There was initial resistance to a contemporary extension despite this looking on to the rear garden.</i><p><i>Eventually the planning officers agreed to the</i> …

The art of presenting creative work

A bad presentation can create a vacuum for clients to provide overly prescriptive feedback, which in turn leads to subpar final work.The post The art …

Krishnan House / Khosla Associates

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The 16,000 sft site of the Krishnan house had several existing and mature trees and we envisioned a …

Architecture

Slack Raises $200 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation

Slack, the cloud collaboration software company led by Stewart Butterfield, announced on Friday that it has raised $200 million in its fourth round …

Street Photography in Cuba Through a Wedding Photographer’s Lens

My name is Ross Harvey, and I’m an international destination wedding photographer based in the UK. I just back from two weeks shooting street …

Articles about 7 striking montreal renovations on Dwell.com - Dwell

A simple space becomes sophisticated with a single ornate gesture.<p>In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a …

Does Slack Live Up To The Hype?

Does Slack Live Up to the Hype? Slack’s the definition of a business success story. In just a couple years, it’s evolved from a gaming company’s …

How I Work With Compositional Lines in Photos

Composition can make or break a photograph. This is why it’s important to understand it and know how to effectively and creatively use it. In …

Traveling to North Korea: rare photos from inside the DPRK

<i>Today we will see some rare photos from inside North Korea (DPRK) from Viktor Nemeth (blog | flickr, see also his previous post on …

Social Analytics Platform Synthesio Secures $20M Series B From Idinvest Partners

Synthesio, the global social ‘listening and analysis’ platform, has announced it’s secured a Series B funding round of $20 million in funding from a European private equity firm, Idinvest Partners.<p>The cash will be used for product development, and development of the global teams located in offices …

Scaling Up is a Problem of Both More and Less

Huggy Rao and I like to refer to scaling challenges as the “Problem of More” because they always involve getting some existing seed of excellence to take root in <i>more</i> people and <i>more</i> places. The language of “more” pervades discussions of the topic. Ask any group of executives or nonprofit leaders …

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

81% of big firms now have a chief marketing technologist - Chief Marketing Technologist

Looking at the latest marketing technology landscape, you might ask yourself, “How the heck do marketers make sense of all of this?”<p>Increasingly, the …

Speedlite Crash Course: Mastering Portraits and Action Sports With Small Strobes

The Vision For $3.4 Billion Uber Is Much More Than Just A Car Service, And It Could Vastly Improve Our Lives

That's up from a $330 million valuation in November 2011.<p>If you've ever tried Uber or live in a city where taxis are unreliable, you know Travis Kalanick's team is onto something big. People are willing to pay up to avoid being late or stranded.<p>But how can Uber be worth multiple billions? And how …

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9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Mobile Advertising Grows So Fast That Analysts Revise Forecasts

Web advertising dollars are transitioning from desktop to mobile much more quickly than previously anticipated -- and that has eMarketer boosting its …

Digital Advertising

Social Media Insights

While the idea of social media automation may seem difficult, this complete guide on chatbots will save you time and money today.<p><b>June 14, 2018</b> — …