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11 Organizing Tips We Learned In 2014

Is "getting organized" your New Year's resolution? For inspiration, we've rounded up our 11 favorite organizing tips of the year.<p><i>Simon Watson</i><p><b>1. Get a dual-level coffee table.</b> It doubles your display area, meaning you'll spend less time swapping out decor and have two times the room for storage, all …

These Are The Most Creative Techie Resumes We’ve Ever Seen

And these days, a traditional resume often just won't cut it.<p>We've found cool, eye-catching resumes on Instagram and Pinterest, but these are the most creative techie resumes we've seen over the years.

Résumés

Nifty Zipper Tubes That'll Cure Your Cable Clutter

It takes a special kind of design savvy to make a mundane thing like a cable-management system desirable, but Bluelounge has cracked the code. The …

Here's Why You Probably Won't Get Hired At Google

Of the 3 million applications it receives each year, Google only hires 7,000, or about 0.2%, the company's HR boss Laszlo Bock said at LinkedIn's recent Talent Conference, according to Quartz.<p>Although many have heard about Google's unbelievably difficult brain-teasers, the company actually has a …

Employment

Apple And IBM Hope To Change The Way People Work, Starting Next Month

The partnership, which goes by the name "MobileFirst," was announced in July. It was hailed as "groundbreaking" by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the time, and called "landmark" by Apple CFO Luca Maestri when talking to analysts on Tuesday. (IBM's CFO Martin Schroeter was a bit more subdued over it, merely …

Apps

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

Mathematics

Isaac Asimov’s Advice To Creatives? Waste Other People’s Time And Money

The sci-fi legend explains that good ideas come from a willingness to get paid for doing nothing.<p>With tens of thousands of books, short stories, articles, and reviews to his credit, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov may have been one of the most prolific creatives of the 20th century. But what …

Creativity

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

Announcing The Winners Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

The 10 best designs of the year include a soccer cleat, a campaign to end gun violence, and much more.<p><i>Fast Company</i> hosted its annual Innovation By Design Awards and Conference in downtown New York today. It culminated this evening at our awards celebration, where we revealed the 10 best designs of …

Game of Thrones

L.A. Turns To Rogue Designer To Fix Its Confusing Parking Signs

A guerilla mission to fix incomprehensible parking signs is going from concept to reality.<p>When designer Nikki Sylianteng created her humorous website To Park Or Not To Park, inspired by the absurdity of parking signs in cities like Los Angeles, she probably didn’t foresee fixing the broken system …

Urban Design

Chinese Students in Italy Create Unique 3D Designs As Part of Class Project

3D printing is a way for people of all kinds of backgrounds, and educational levels to design a product and then actually manufacture it without the …

Shelfie is a Shelf and a Bit of Bike Storage in One

A bike is one of the most convenient ways to get around a city, it is also one of the most annoying things to store if you happen to live there. …

Designing for Disposal, Part 1: Open Wastebaskets

Professional organizers are fans of wastebaskets—they help ensure trash actually leaves the space—so I'm always interested in new design twists on …

Product Design

Google Chair Eric Schmidt's 8 Best Pieces Of Career Advice For Young Professionals

"In business, and particularly in high tech, it's not enough to be great at what you do, you have to catch at least one really big wave and ride it all the way in to shore," Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former senior VP of product Jonathan Rosenberg write in their new book "How Google …

Luxury Lifestyle

Unique Engagement Ring Box Pirouettes the Ring Like a Blooming Flower

Marriage proposals can be scary, even if you know that the other person will say yes. How and where you'll ask is always a factor, as well as where to hide the ring. After all, it'd be tragic if it were discovered beforehand. A slimline engagement ring box called <i>Clifton</i> solves this potential …

Engagement Rings

Design Consultancies -- The Perfect Platform for Launching Startups

<i>Co-written by Martin Willers</i><p>The world is experiencing a boom in interest around startups as well as in design and the combination of the two is seen as the perfect cocktail for creating new and innovative offerings. Despite this perfect marriage, startups still seem to be baffled about how and when …

Startups

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

Ronin 47 Motorcycle Project Was Based by Buell 1125 from Harley Davidson

When Harley Davidson announced the elimination of Buell brand, founders of Ronin Motor Works were disappointed. They have always respected Buell …

Motorcycles

Changing the World is All in a Day's Work When You Work at Apple

Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job …

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks

Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth of rich infographics produced today is nothing …

Infographics