Richard Murphy

3,765 Flips | 12 Magazines | 28 Likes | 36 Following | 111 Followers | @rtdesigner | I run Tiger Forest and The Brotique. You can find me @rthedesigner and www.tigerforest.co.uk or thebrotique.co.uk

The Future Of The Shopping Mall Is Not About Shopping

When Cirque du Soleil announced plans this week for a “family entertainment” concept inside a Toronto mall, it said a lot about the future of shopping centers. The 24,000 sq.ft. space, called “Creactive”, will be a circus-inspired playground with a range of activities from juggling to high-wire – …

eCommerce

The Top 5 Natural Deodorants for Men

All paraben and aluminum free.<p>It's highly likely that you rely on a very simple motto when buying deodorant: whatever works.<p>Seriously, what's the point of deodorant if it doesn't actually work? If it can't keep body odor at bay, it's not only kind of embarrassing (or at least smelly), it's not …

Chemicals

Google AdWords Has New Features to Help Drive Sales and Measure Results by @MattGSouthern

Google announced new AdWords features today at SMX which are all designed around two things: increasing sales and measuring results.The post Google …

AdWords

Coorparoo House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Coorparoo House carefully negotiates a sloping site and captures views of the city skyline and a swathe …

Architecture

Own This Iconic Midcentury by Charles Haertling For $5.75M

Embedded into a dramatic rock outcropping, this midcentury-modern masterpiece is one of the most recognizable homes in Boulder.<p>HaertlingFor the second time in 40 years, the spectacular Menkick House by architect Charles Haertling has hit the market and is currently being listed through Boulder …

Dining Rooms

NYC’s hottest outdoor dining and drinking spots this summer

In this overcrowded city, a high-in-the-sky terrace or sprawling patio can make for a delightful minivacation. From island-inspired rooftops to city …

Jersey City

10 highlights from Jim Olson's six decades in architecture

From a party bunkhouse to a hotel with a pool dropping to the ocean, we've rounded up 10 key projects by US architect Jim Olson, co-founder of …

Architecture

A Steel Mesh Curtain Wraps Around This Renovated Australian Home

Taking a cue from Japanese architecture, Hiro-En House in Melbourne features a deep veranda shaded by a stainless-steel mesh curtain.<p>The owners of Hiro-En House, a family of five, approached Australian studio Matt Gibson Architecture + Design to remodel their Victorian-era villa set within a garden …

Architecture

Father-to-be swapped his 'love handles' for a six-pack in just EIGHT weeks

Overweight father-to-be, 37, reveals how he swapped his 'love handles' for six-pack in just EIGHT weeks - and WITHOUT using a personal trainer<p><b>Jon</b> …

Fitness

Black String Was Used To Create A Suspended Ceiling In This Bistro

mars.s architects have designed the interior of Lasagneria, an Italian lasagne bistro in Prague, that was once a grocery store.<p>One of the main design …

Architecture

Port Sunlight, Merseyside: A shining example of how planned housing can be humane, successful and beautiful

A fortune made from soap manufacture created one of the largest and most impressive garden towns in Britain. Steven Brindle reports on this Edwardian …

Architecture

Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of …

Architecture

House Zeist / Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is situated on the edge of a village in a natural setting where forest meets heathland. …

Architecture

25 Amazing Photos Show How Inside the Shops Looked Like From the Early 20th Century

An amazing photo collection shows how inside the shops looked like from the early 20th century.<br>Art glass shop in San Francisco<br>Auto repair shop, …

Barbershops

Marylebone’s coolest menswear store lands in Zürich

Certain retailers come to define their locations. In a relatively short space of time, Mats Klingberg’s Trunk has made Chiltern Street in Marylebone …

Switzerland

A Couple Transform a Prefab Shed Into a Cozy Cabin in Less Than Two Months

Two Airstream dwellers say goodbye to their mobile trailer to pursue their dream of homesteading in a cabin in the woods.<p>When Natasha Lawyer and Brett Bashaw—the couple behind the ‘Tin Can Homestead’ Airstream—grew disillusioned with Seattle’s high cost of living and congestion, they decided to …

Prefab Homes

'Afternoon tea for men' launched ahead of Father's Day

AN afternoon tea with a manly twist has been launched ahead of Father’s Day.<p>Arley Hall and Gardens has taken the British classic and reinvented it as …

Five Best

Five Bestselling Grooming Products On MR PORTER<p>Good grooming is all about being measured. We want our hair to look nice, for instance, but not to …

20 Stunning Raised Garden Bed Ideas That You Need To See

Raised Garden beds are considered one of the most effective gardening techniques due to the numerous advantages they present. The main reason they …

Superhero Fit Workout of the Day: Kettlebell Halos

The benefits of this shoulder workout from Ryan Reynolds' trainer are downright angelic.<p>You want to get as fit as a superhero, but today, we're going to check out a move that will make you more like an angel.<p>Kettlebell halos won't actually turn you into a celestial being—but the shoulder workout …

Workouts

Kohl's Decided to Accept Amazon Returns in Its Stores. What Happened Next Could Affect the Future of Retail

For Kohl’s (kss), a partnership with Amazon seems to be paying off.<p>Since the launch of an October pilot program to accept Amazon (amzn) returns in …

How Innovating the Post-Purchase Experience Can Keep Consumers Coming Back

One of the worst parts about online shopping today? Tracking a package. Whether it’s copying and pasting a dreadfully long tracking code or being …

eCommerce

The Death of the Beard: Has the trend for facial hair finally reached its peak?

The age of the neo-dandy has drawn to a close. Tweed is out. The moustache has twirled its last. The beard is dead, and we are but mourners at its …

Pax, Is That You? 10 Favorite Designer Hacks of the Iconic Ikea Wardrobe

This week’s theme is Elegant Economy over on our sister sites, and, naturally, that had our editors thinking about Ikea. Remodelista showcased their …

Mashpi Lodge

Ecuador<p>Mashpi Lodge gives guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding cloud forest's immense biodiversity.<p>Intimately intertwined with the jungle’s natural density, Mashpi Lodge is an immensely serene, deeply immersive experience in the heart of an otherwise treacherous land. It’s hard to …

This Home Gym Setup Created by a Navy SEAL Is All You Need. Here’s Why.

With the launch of the TRX Home2, you can finally bring the Navy SEAL-approved workout system home with you. The TRX Home2 is the ultimate at-home …

Stunning midcentury home on the market for the first time asks $1.4M

With incredible views toward Olympic National Park<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Bainbridge Island, Washington<p><b>Price:</b> $1,375,000<p>This incredible …

Smelynes House / Kubinis metras

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Smelynes House is located in the northern part of Vilnius, Lithuania, in a former neighborhood of summer …

Look Inside California’s Hidden Midcentury Modern Mansions

Pereira Residence, Los Angeles, 1964<p>This was the home that William L. Pereira, an architect probably best known for his Transamerica Pyramid tower in …

Harry's Post-Shave Mist adds a necessary step to your shaving ritual

Bye bye aftershave.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>14<p>If you're still slapping your mug with aftershave after all these years, you might want to …