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A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Being Different Helped A NASA Roboticist Achieve Her Dream

When Ayanna Howard was a little girl, her favorite TV show was the Bionic Woman.<p>Growing up, Howard was obsessed with creating robots. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and by the time she was 27 she landed her dream job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Howard leads a small …

Artificial Intelligence

The OXYGEN Bomb: Place This Wherever You Want To CLEAR Toxins And Negative Energy From The Air In Your Home

Do you often suffer from headaches, dizziness, or get colds every once in a while even though you take good care of yourself? If the answer is yes, …

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?

Solar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could start to shape up.<p>Founded in 2014, Swedish Algae Factory is an algae …

Add The World's Favourite Color To Your Photographs

Papermakers G . F Smith, with help from the design agency, Made Thought, conducted a survey seeking the "World's Favorite Color" receiving 30,000 …

Flex Chair

The project is about designing and making a chair using our original ideas. It requires us to make a chair using wood as the main material and use …

Amazing House in Surat, India

The architectural firm Design work group has just realized a residence in the city of Surat in western India. This building has many peculiarities, …

These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

Paint Your Bathroom This Color and Your Home Could Be Worth $5,000 More

Selling your home? Pick up a paint brush<p>The conventional wisdom says that houses sell better when they’re adorned with neutral colors like white, …

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

Tutorials

This MIT Student’s Origami Building Blocks Could Make You More Creative

Jonathan Bobrow wants you to think outside the box. Literally.<p>In a world composed of so many squares, the designer and technologist Jonathan Bobrow is making the case for triangles. He’s created paper building blocks based on equilateral triangles that enable kids and adults alike to build …

10 best new web design tools for April 2017

There's good news this month for Foundation users: the team has released a library of UI components you can download, edit and plug into your site to …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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Mondrian: Artist-Inspired Paint Color Palettes for Your Home

In celebration of the 100th year of De Stijl—the Dutch artistic movement that means "The Style"—the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has the world's …

Cheap Thrills: Home Decor & Accessories Under $50 from Canopy

Amazon is like an adult playground. It's a magical land where anything is possible—or at least where (most) anything can be delivered to your …

Google’s Plan To Make Our Buildings Less Poisonous

Our buildings can make us sick. In Google, the movement for healthy architecture may have gotten its most powerful ally yet.<p>The Mississippi River’s 85-mile course between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, snakes past 150 chemical plants and refineries. In the shadow of towering industrial …

Is India Building the "Wrong" Sort of Architecture?

<i>This episode of Monocle 24's</i> On Design <i>podcast, which briefly surveys the state of Indian architecture and suggests a blueprint for a 21st Century</i> …

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

According to Neuroscience, These Are the 10 Most Relaxing Songs Ever

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

Functional plywood takes new shape in the hands of two ‘masters of detail’. Eva Wiseman meets them<p>RIP the shiny fitted kitchen. Goodbye wonky cupboard doors, farewell dodgy chrome fittings. Uncommon Projects is a design company that is changing what we expect from a kitchen – with …

Furniture

Elements of Style's Erin Gates Tells Us What You're Spending Too Much On in Your Home

The designer and author, who just launched an accessories line with Wayfair, is on a mission to make good style affordable<p>On the popular lifestyle blog Elements of Style, designer Erin Gates urges readers to "Live your life beautifully," a mantra that she takes to heart. Her penchant for creating …

This Strip Of Plastic Cleverly Folds Into 4 Measuring Spoons

Recipes often ask for a dash of this and a pinch of that, leaving chefs to fumble through measuring spoons to find the right one. The Polygons spoon is a single, flat strip of plastic that transforms into four different measuring spoons when you pinch it in a specific spot. Thanks to a handful of …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

HomeMade Modern EP60 Stackable Planters

My friends at The Home Depot asked me to design a vertical garden project for their DIY Workshop program. This vertical garden is made from a series …

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

<i>The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

This month, a new play opens in London that explores the strange life of scientist George Price, whose research into selflessness led him to God<p>George Price was no stranger to a spot of drama. Born in 1922 to an opera singer mother, the American scientist and polymath worked on the Manhattan …

University of Chicago

How to Make Your Ikea Kitchen Look Like an Expensive Custom Design

As you can imagine, business is booming. Semihandmade has outfitted almost 3,000 kitchens, bathrooms, closets, and media units since opening in 2011. Its cabinet door offerings include textured melamine made to match Ikea's materials, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) perfect for painting, stylish …

Kitchens