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The Dalí Museum

This museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dalí’s art outside of Spain. The three-story building is located on a beautiful bayside site along St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront. The dramatic envelope balances the exhibition and protection of the priceless …

Salvador Dalí

An Exquisite Beach Resort on Baja California Sur Lies Where the Water Meets the Horizon

Hotel Mar Adentro, located in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, designed by Miguel Ángel Aragonés, is a boutique resort that sits harmoniously at the intersection of desert, ocean, and horizon.<p>With a combination of beachfront villas and condos, guest rooms, restaurants, shopping areas, lounges, and spas, …

Tesla's solar shingles are now available for pre-order

<i>Editor's note: This article has been updated to include new information from Tesla.</i><p>Dive Brief:<p>Tesla opened online pre-ordering for its rooftop solar …

Get Back to Basics by Staying at One of These Modern Cabins

If you love nature and the great outdoors, but aren’t keen on roughing it up in a tent, then consider renting one of these well-designed cabins that will immerse you in nature while providing the conveniences you need to feel at home.<p>Form and Forest's Cabin in the Canadian Rockies<p>View of the …

22 Movies And Shows Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

Netflix’s queue is constantly changing. Here’s a guide to the latest stuff.<p>(<i>This is an updated version of a list we published two years ago–the majority of which was no longer streamable, given Netflix’s content churn. We miss you,</i> Objectified<i>!</i>)<p>The Netflix queue is one of the most dangerous …

Black Mirror

Minimalism Is Dead. Hello, Maximalism

Less is a bore, as Robert Venturi once said.<p>Minimalism has held a tight grip on the modern design industry for the past decade. We embraced the Apple aesthetic, extolled the logic of Helvetica, and worshiped at the church of Dieter Rams. It served its purpose, most recently, as a correctional to …

Art Deco

THE REPUBLIK’s Award-Winning Rebranding

<i>The following spotlight of HOW International Design Awards Reader’s Choice winner THE REPUBLIK will also appear in the Spring 2017 issue of HOW. The</i> …

Want to Succeed? Try Impatience

Impatience is the difference between a life well lived and a life left wanting.<p><i>"Good things come to those who wait." - Violet Fane</i><p><i>"Patience is a conquering virtue." - Geoffrey Chaucer</i><p>Bullshit.<p>Only two things in life are certain: birth and death. The rest is variable. There's no master plan for …

Self-improvement

7 Power Habits of Great Leaders and Business Icons

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”</i><p>Aristotle<p>Our never-ending quest towards self-improvement is a long …

Snow in the Sahara – in pictures

Red dunes turn white as record snowfall blankets desert near town of Aïn Séfra in Algeria

Snowfall

Aston Martin plans to open luxury highrise residences in Miami in 2021

The legendary British automotive company will bring its unique design aesthetic to this luxury 66 story, 390 unit tower at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way.<p>…

15 crazy facts about the outrageous LA mansion that just listed for $250 million

And it's a doozy. Full of splashy art and high-end furniture, the home is truly unlike any other property on the market. It was built by the luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, whom the release refers to as the "spec king." He was also the mastermind behind the $70 million Beverly Hills house sold to …

Experience the Aurora Borealis as it was meant to be seen — in a luxury treehouse cabin

Of the world’s extensive collection of mesmerizing natural wonders, the Northern Hemisphere’s aurora borealis is perhaps its crown jewel. While it’s …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Why slow marketing is going mainstream

After the success of slow food and slow TV, now brands are turning to slow marketing to help remedy our hectic, always-on lives.<p>To continue reading …

The Founder Of TED Shares What It Takes To Build The World’s Most Popular Conference

He created a conference that sells out before the speakers are announced. Here’s how Richard Saul Wurman did it.<p>I’ve had two phone conversations with Richard Saul Wurman, the 81 year-old founder of the massively popular TED conference, and both have left me feeling woefully under-accomplished as an …

Public Speaking

This CIA Operative's 11-Step Guide to Safe Travel

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on SOFREP.com<p>Marine veteran and former CIA operative Drew Dwyer knows a thing or two about traveling in dangerous parts of the world. In an ongoing travel safety series he's writing for SOFREP (Special Operations Forces Report), Dwyer shares some of the …

Credit Cards

Artist creates sculptures out of pencil lead, in pictures

Culture Is Not the Culprit

When organizations get into big trouble, fixing the culture is usually the prescription. That’s what most everyone said General Motors needed to do after its recall crisis in 2014—and ever since, CEO Mary Barra has been focusing on creating “the right environment” to promote accountability and head …

Management

In defence of public art - when it's done right

There's a right old stramash going on in Inverness over plans to install artworks on the banks of the River Ness. The focus of the project (still in …

The 30-year T-shirt: Where fashion meets science

Where science, design and do-gooding meet, a new career path for fashion designers who want to save the planet.<p>What if you didn’t have to buy another jacket, sweatshirt, or T-shirt until the year 2046?<p>Thomas Cridland, a young UK designer, is hoping to make that possible with clothing designed to …

New MoMA exhibition explores the architecture of displacement

May 6, '16 6:11 PM EST<p><i>The architecture of forced displacement is the subject of “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter,” a forthcoming</i> …

Farewell minimalism: How Gucci brought the fun back into fashion

It has been a long time since a fashion house has captured the imagination as dramatically as Gucci has done over the last year. Sales? Yes, they’re up and up some more – but the influence of the 95-year-old Italian label hasn’t been so all-pervading since Tom Ford took it to new heights in the …

Red Hat

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: 13 startups explain why they failed

Some go out in dramatic implosions that leave people without jobs overnight. Some just face a slow decline until they stop.<p>The reasons startups fail are as varied as what they're working on, but thanks to a new genre of "startup post-mortems" we can take a look at some of the reasons companies say …

This stuntman backflipping over a speeding Formula E car is completely terrifying

As far as stunts go, this has to be one of the most nail-biting to watch.<p>Jumping over a racing car would be ridiculous enough — in fact scratch that, …

Formula E

Designers, Forget What You Learned at Art School

As a creative leader at a company that's expanding its global design practice, I spend a lot of time meeting, interviewing and recruiting designers …

In Court, Your Face Could Determine Your Fate

Your face has a profound effect on the people around you. Its expression can prompt assumptions about how kind, mean or trustworthy you are. And for some people, a study finds, it could help determine their fate in court.<p>Individuals who are deemed to have untrustworthy faces are significantly more …

10 of the Craziest Foods from This Year’s State Fairs

In our day-to-day eating habits, we typically like to be as healthy as possible — You know, with the exception of the occasional cupcake (or three). But when the state fair rolls into town, all that goes straight out the window. Basically, if it’s not fried, we’re not eating it. While the usual …

See Photos of Disneyland When It Opened in 1955

Caption from LIFE. Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Loomis Dean—The …

Walt Disney Company

American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why

According to recent studies, the rate of startup creation has been decreasing for years. Are we witnessing the slow death of entrepreneurship?<p>Last fall, around the time Facebook announced it was buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, a flurry of studies offered a startling revelation: The U.S. startup …

Entrepreneurship