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Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home for two

Living in an old 1950s grain silo probably isn’t what comes to mind when you think of home sweet home, but take a look inside this stunning renovated …

Your First Look at Google's Reconfigurable, See-Through HQ

Apple is building a massive spaceship-like ring around a private eden dotted with apricot trees. Facebook is working on a forest-topped hanger, …

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The World's Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist …

Zhong Huan Plaza Art Center / CAA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A new CAA building was successfully completed in September.<p>It is a sales center for a landmark …

Don't Meditate to Cure Exhaustion: Why Women Are Really So Tired

This weekend a shamanic masseuse came to my home with hot stones.<p>Boy, did I need it.<p>I'd been traveling a lot, helping my mother transition into widowhood, getting my younger son's language tested... oh, and launching the first meditation app for women.<p>Not just any kind of meditation. I lead a yoga …

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Co.Design talked to a slew of experts about how design is changing the way we experience cities, from where we live to how we eat.<p>Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won’t look …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Simon Sinek: These Are the 3 Most Valuable Leadership Traits | Inc.com

What are the top qualities of great leaders? It's not a great mystery, said Simon Sinek at the World Business Forum on Wednesday. As the motivational speaker and author explained, it really boils down to three things: selflessness, empathy, and an ability to manage anxiety on your team. Here is a …

NASA Architect Designs Tiny FireFly Camping Trailer for Adventure and Disaster Relief Applications

It might not be the TARDIS, but this futuristic camping pod definitely looks like it could transport you to another universe. Former NASA Architect …

5 Mom-Shaming Trends That Need to Stop Now

<i>By Stephanie Barnhart</i><p>I am beyond exhausted listening to all of the mom-shaming going on these days. Yet, I know that I, too, am guilty of it. Newsflash: So are you. At some point, you've judged another mom on the playground, or at least on Facebook.<p>As a first-time mom, I've come to this simple …

Common Green 'Army Soldier Figurines' Redesigned To Be Doing Yoga Poses

<b>San Francisco-based</b> Dan Abramson has created Yoga Joes: the classic green army men doing yoga<p><b>These</b> peaceful action figures are designed to inspire …

The ‘Baking Pot’ Brews Coffee And Toasts Bread At The Same Time

<b>If you find</b> that you are always rushing for time in the morning, a hybrid kitchen appliance, named “Baking Pot”, can help you get breakfast ready in …

Flip the Script on Fear Free Call

And even though you are having a measure of success, you don't feel<p>the way you want to feel.<p>You think: Now what? Is this really all there is?<p>Am I …

Hillside / GASS Architecture Studios

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> ON ARRIVAL…<p>Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between …

Dreamy Illustrations Of The Ocean’s Creatures Flying In The Sky Like Kites

<b>Illustrator</b> Giulia Pex and photographer Luca Broglia have created these dreamy pictures of the ocean’s creatures flying in the sky like kites.<p><b>This</b> …

Saved: Elegant Portraits of Rescued Greyhounds

Beautifully poised and gentle, staring into the soulful eyes of these Iberian greyhounds you’d never guess they were ever abused, unwanted or …

Video: A Comprehensive Guide to Developing Your Own Color Film

If you’ve ever been interested in developing your own film, but don’t know where to get started, this comprehensive video by YouTube user …

Block 32 / Tectoniques Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Block 32 occupies a strategic position in the vast programme to renovate the Duchère neighbourhood, in …

Architecture

The POD / Whiting Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Primarily designed from inside out for views & sun also conscience of creating very sculptural form; …

PHOTOS: Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in New York

1/10<p>OEM Disaster Housing<p>The next time a devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy hits New York, we might be a bit more prepared thanks to a new …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Science and Musical Education Center Symphony / Konior Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Musical Academy in it’s final shape, after extension carried out in 2005-2007, creates a new fragment of …

Work Life Balance Is Going To Be Dead

Work- Life Balance is dying as a concept, In the ninja like world of corporate's you make Work, Life & Family choices and the ratio in which you make …

Wise Words from Massimo Vignelli

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5 Steps To Release What No Longer Serves You

We all carry emotional baggage.<p>Usually this baggage sits below our awareness and guides our behavior without us realizing it. It’s like there’s a …

ABC Building / Wise Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The ABC Building is located around SeonJeong Royal Tomb with history of old Seoul in Gangnam area in …

Video: Alvaro Siza Denounces Architecture's "Hyper-Specialization"

In this video, produced by Hugo Oliveira, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza denounces the "hyper-specialization" of architecture, outlining its …

To Do: Keep a To-Be List

What really makes people successful? A second language? Attending an Ivy League school? A height of six feet plus? Or...could success have something …

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