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So, What Does Mid-Century Modern Really Mean?

"Mid-century modern," or MCM as I'm going to abbreviate it here for the sake of space, has been hot now for a while. But it occurred to us—well, …

Mid-Century modern

How artists can overcome imposter syndrome

Self-doubt can strike anyone in any industry, but creatives in particular are closely associated with images of internal conflict. Is there truth …

Self-confidence

Learn To Speak Instagram. It's The Future For Small Retail Businesses

Belmiraz is a French 21-year-old with over a hundred thousand Instagram followers. She’s never used a desktop computer to log in and manage her clothes-and-accessories store on Tictail, an ecommerce platform for small businesses. She sets up product descriptions, processes orders, and messages …

Social Media

10 Branding Basics for Aspiring Entrepreneurs – Muzli -Design Inspiration

As a designer, I love helping my friends and family think about the intersection of business, design, and psychology.<p>As I was speaking with my dear …

How to keep Facebook apps from accessing your data

As Mark Zuckerberg testifies at the joint committee hearing questions about your own personal privacy on Facebook have probably come to mind After it was recently revealed that Cambridge Analytica obtained misappropriated personal information from of up to 87 million people Facebook users, …

I Got a Story to Tell

I remember the exact moment when I realized NBA legends weren’t SHIT.<p>My man Sam Cassell took me out the night before my very first NBA game. We were …

Basketball

The History of Graphic Design: Volume One charts iconic work from 1890–1959

The History of Graphic Design 1890–1959 <i>is a hefty book with an equally weighty mission – to chart the most iconic and important landmark works of the</i> …

You led me to my darkest place: An open letter to my mental illness

We first met seven years ago. I was still in school and I didn’t realise what you were. I was trying to live a normal, happy life, but it was hard …

Love Onsen? Read This Guide to Japan's Best Inns and Hot Springs

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Imagine opening a book so filled with peace that you long to jump in and revel in it. Such is the case with the new …

Passivhaus development in the UK shows that we can have nice things

<b>This beautiful 14 unit development is affordable, sustainable and built to last.</b><p>Passivhaus, or Passive House, is becoming so popular that it is …

Ugo Rondinone’s House No. 1 is on the market for $5.35M

The House No. 1 was conceived as a “total work of art”<p>A unique artist’s home conceived in conjunction with architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler has come on the market in Würenlos, Switzerland.<p>But “The House No. 1” is not your ordinary house, nor is it just a residence. Created by …

Is it a Good Deal? Quality Checklist for Wooden Furniture

When buying a new piece of furniture, one always has to make many choices - style, color, material, shape and size. A less obvious decision is to …

4 ways to succeed that don’t include networking

Mention the word “networking” to an entrepreneur, and you’ll often get one of two reactions: enthusiasm or cringing. The importance of having — and …

Entrepreneurship

Why Your 20s Is the Perfect Time to Start a Business

This is the only period in your life that you have time to lose.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before I decided to leave college to start my first business, I went to my Uncle Todd for advice. He wasn’t an entrepreneur, but he played tight end for the Oakland …

Business Strategy

Harvard’s building a model for energy efficiency by renovating a decades–old home

The HouseZero project will turn a wooden home from the ‘20s into a model for efficient, affordable green design<p>When architects talk about building more sustainably, the conversation often turns toward new concepts for homes and offices. At Harvard, a group of students and faculty think they can …

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that …

Google Search

Bathroom of the Week: A Japanese-Style Bath in London, Greenery Included

London architect Simon Astridge is a master of materials. He gravitates to simple luxury and has a razor-sharp focus: A sampling of his projects have …

Why you should ignore CEO personalities, payout ratios explained, and the 'permanent portfolio'

I've never spent much time assessing the personalities of CEOs and corporate executives and suggest most investors adopt this policy. Projecting confidence, likability and stability is a primary job for public-facing executives and this is the case no matter how well the company is performing. Some …

Omar El Akkad's American War, reviewed: A masterful debut

It is early in the 22nd century, and the United States has been torn inside out. The last 50 years, especially, have not been kind. A three-pronged disaster – global warming, a manufactured plague and a brutal civil war – has turned many of its citizens into refugees. China, along with the …

7 furniture makers on the business challenges of their craft

Owners and designers talk about the difficulties of making furniture today<p>Earlier this month, furniture company Greycork, a direct-to-consumer startup seeking to revolutionize the industry, announced that it was winding down operations, citing the challenges of making high-quality, affordable, and …

Tools & Craft #39: Seventeen Utopian Benches You Can Build

How furniture can transcend its original purpose<p>I love seeing any gallery show that's about furniture. A few years ago I attended artist Francis …

Furniture

Airbnb, Instagram, And The Rise Of The Optimized Cabin

Hudson Woods is a $25 million bet to suburbanize cabin life.<p>A two-hour drive north of New York City, Hudson Woods is one of those idyllic vacation destinations that city slickers salivate over–its open skies and rolling hills are a far cry from the city’s claustrophobic chaos.<p>There, …

Northern California

Verst is a blogging platform with all the optimization tools you need

Meet Verst, a brand new product from the company that brought you DWNLD. It’s a blogging platform like WordPress or Squarespace, but with all the optimization and analytics tools you need to optimize your traffic and revenue.<p>“It’s really difficult to consistently monetize on the web,” CEO AJ Frank …

Less is More in this Manhattan Beach Bungalow

Matt Jacobson doesn’t just abide by the mantra “less is more,” he wholeheartedly embraces it. His Southern California home is a compact ode to minimal living.<p>Matt Jacobson is a collector. Point to any one of his possessions, and he will tell you a story—a rousing, passionate story—about its …

Los Angeles

Furniture Design Basics: What is Edge-Banding, Why is It Used, How Can You Easily Apply It?

Also, here's how to quickly tell if a piece of furniture is made of natural wood or plywood/particle board<p><i>This is written for those readers who are</i> …

Concrete Memorial

A solitary rough concrete monument rises from destruction to let people remember a past battle. The Huangpi Dong combat site (黄陂洞红军战斗遗址), located in Tiantai Town, 12km (7 miles) from Chishui City, is a well-renowned “red tourism” spot in southwest China. At the very top of the mountain, reachable …

Toy Design & Casting, Testing Power Carving Tools, How to Tap Threads into Wood and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Mr. Pen Man</b><p>Something very different from Jimmy DiResta this week. Jimmy, a former toy designer, goes back to his …

Woodworking

Santa Ono: ‘The starting point has to be one of humility and respect’

<i>Santa Ono, 54, a biomedical researcher born in Vancouver, is president of the University of British Columbia. Previously he served as president of the University of Cincinnati, among other academic roles.</i><p><b>My father was an assistant professor</b> of mathematics at the University of British Columbia. In …

How Do You Start a Blog?

Updated April 18, 2018<p>Maybe because I am a marketing consultant and I have started and written for many blogs, many times entrepreneurs ask me: …

Entrepreneurship

Free Online Architecture Courses From World-Class Universitites

Thinking of continuing your studies but don't want to start a master's or a doctorate just yet? Around the world, short-term courses taken remotely …