Phillip Meyer

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Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Architecture

Ten cryptocurrency predictions for 2018 from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

In Iceland, it's now illegal to pay men more than women

Companies and government agencies employing at least 25 people will have to obtain certification of equal-pay policies.<p>A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.<p>The legislation came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018.<p>Under the new rules, companies …

Gender

Prefab ‘Surf Shack’ offers nature getaway, flatpack-style

<i>Swoon</i><p>Fell in love with this gorgeous New Zealand backcountry hut-inspired home and want your own? You’re in luck. Backcountry Hut Company, a Canadian maker of prefab eco-shelters, has a new design out that offers many of the same features, including the simple shed roof and fabulous indoor-outdoor …

Cloud eggs: Instagram's favourite new food fad

It's been awhile since we've come across a new Instagram food trend: 2016 was the year of the sushi burger and the rainbow cheese toastie but it seems 2017 belongs to the cloud egg.<p>The new breakfast trend sees people making fluffy, cloud-like egg whites with the yolk served in the middle to …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Education

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

Landscaping

The 15 most useful Google apps you never knew existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

13 Secrets to Being Super Successful

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.<p>Super successful people understand that there are traits, behaviors, and actions they must take in order to succeed.<p>Their thinking is, "I will do what it takes to get to where I want to go" They know success doesn't come to …

Self-improvement

Architecture students create prefab Cantilever House in Arkansas

Students at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design have designed and built a prefabricated house in Little Rock, Arkansas, from two modules …

Prefab Homes

Form4 Architecture's Sustainable "Sea Song" Wins Multiple Awards

Form4 Architecture has won first place at the International Design Awards for its project, <i>Sea Song</i>, which additionally was honored by the Green Good …

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Edition van (Euro-spec) Photo Gallery

We’ll Gladly Live Down by a River in One of These Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Shows Off Camper Vans in Germany

Eat your heart out Matt Foley, because thanks to Mercedes-Benz we now totally want to live in a van down by the river.<p>The German brand recently unveiled a handful of converted camper vans it plans to bring to the Caravan Salon trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany. This resulted in two reactions here …

23 incredible tiny homes from around the world

Real estate is constantly getting more expensive, and we're facing overpopulation and environmental damage. Tiny homes can help solve these issues, but many also prefer them to traditional housing because they're the perfect hybrid of comfort and convenience, since they are often mobile.<p>On roofs, …

Minimalist Home Design

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Environmental studies: the schools being powered by nature

Children learn better when the outdoors comes into the classroom – and the benefits extend beyond academic achievement<p>Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield could well be the UK’s most eco-friendly school. It has toilets that flush using rainwater, sedum roofs made of plants and vegetation, and classroom …

Distance Learning

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

These prefabricated mnmMOD wall panels could revolutionize the way we build

Imagine a building material that isn't only beautiful, but promotes energy efficiency, so you save money heating and cooling your home. Now imagine …

Changes to make in your 30s

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their disposable cash on new kicks.<p>But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the …

Illuminated Tree Stumps Are a Clever Take on Natural Decor

This might be the coolest lamp ever.<p>If you're looking for a way to bring the outdoors into your home, we'd like to introduce you to Duncan Meerding, a Tasmania-based furniture and lighting designer who transforms naturally cracked tree stumps into lamps.<p>Duncan's work has caught our attention for …

Modern Camper Expands 3X with a Simple Press of a Button

When on a road trip, hauling a teardrop-style camper is easy thanks to its small size. But with this convenience comes a distinct design disadvantage: there isn’t a lot of living space. Beauer offers an ingenious solution to this problem with their 3X camper. It uses telescope-style folding to …

Japanese Design Inspires Modern Clark Court Residence in North Carolina

Completed by <b>In Situ Studio</b> in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, <b>Clark Court Residence</b> is a contemporary retreat especially envisioned for owners …

Dramatic Luxury Home Overlooking the Pacific

Aiming to connect living spaces with the dramatic ocean vistas surrounding the property, <b>Ezequiel Farca Architects</b> envisioned a luxury home with green …

An Innovative House Carved Out of a Cliff

• 1 |<p>The house does not protrude from the ground, with the upper portion lying flush with the surrounding dirt. Instead, the home’s volume is set …

Architecture

L-Shaped Family Home Fascinates With Interconnected Spaces

Located in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, this attractive contemporary family home spreads over 450 square meters and provides luxurious settings to live a …

Contemporary Beach House in Peru by DA-LAB Arquitectos

A relaxing family retreat with beautiful sea views and contemporary comforts, <b>The Panda House</b> in <i>Playa Blanca de Asia</i>, Peru takes you away from the …

Welcoming Array of Open and Enclosed Spaces: “House Set On The Valley” in California

Situated on a privileged site filled with vineyards and beautiful mature trees in California, USA, this residential project consists of two separate …

Dynamic Redesign for Colonial Style House in Westchester, New York

<b>Fougeron Architecture</b> completed the redesign of a colonial style house in Westchester, New York, United States. A face-lift was done by changing all …