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Roasted Pears with Espresso Mascarpone Cream

A wonderful dessert that will thrill your family and guests. A delicious way to serve up fresh pears complemented by espresso and mascarpone cream …

Mia Blume: The Art of Building a Design Team

Mia Blume, product design manager at Pinterest: Take the time to observe where there’s natural synergy and where there isn’t. What types of relationships energize or deplete each individual? Once you know what magnifies an individual’s creativity or output, try sparking new relationships that …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

How To Make What You’re Really Worth

Raising your freelance rates might be terrifying, but if you don’t silence your inner critic you’ll never make what you are really worth.<p>When I launched a side business about five years ago coaching people about their finances, I enjoyed it so much that I barely charged–if I charged at all–for my …

50 Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Not only do they think differently; they act differently. They draw on personality traits, habits and mind-sets to come up with ideas that straddle the line between insanity and genius. But just …

Entrepreneurship

10 Tips for Creativity All Year Round

Where will you find inspiration in the new year? Etsy sellers chime in with their best advice for keeping the creative flame burning.<p>By Julie Schneider Jan 2, 2014<p>It's a whole new year — a clean slate, a fresh start, a blank page in your sketchbook to fill with new projects and possibilities. What …

Biz Ladies: Top 3 Questions You Should Ask When Planning Your Website

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Emily Thompson, a designer and strategist for creative entrepreneurs and previous D*S contributor. She’s the …

Increase Your Success By Rearranging Your Priorities

This life – this beautiful, messy, full life – is undeniably busy. There’s no question about that, and no use pretending it isn’t the case. It’s so …

30 Of The Most Creative Business Cards Ever

A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have …

Designing a collection – how to stay sane and organised – Oh My! Handmade

When you’re creating a new range or collection there are lots of elements that need to come together and it’s easy to lose control of one or more of …

Winter Sowing Guide: How To Sow Seeds Outdoors In Winter

Shares 8K<p><b>Winter sowing</b> is a fun and easy way to start seeds outside during the winter. Seeds are sown in miniature greenhouses made from recycled …

Gardening

Walk Inside A Giant Wooden Maze

The word “tapumes,” in Brazilian Portuguese, means something like “fencing” or “boarding,” and it refers to the cheap, splintery plywood-like wood product used to create the cheapest homes in the country. Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira often works with it, but his new installation, …

Articles about havana world capital urban farming on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Buena Vista Growers Club: the new book Farming Cuba explores Cuban's urban farming movement.<p>"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing...<p>You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but you …

Urban Agriculture

The Best French Onion Soup for Late Winter

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Nicholas brings us the best French onion soup to take on what's left of winter (with a secret ingredient you'll never want to miss again).</i><p>French …

100 Best Recipes Ever: Mexican

F&W's editors combed through the more than 10,000 recipes we've published in our 35 years of existence to find the very best. We only had room for …

How to Save Pure Heirloom Vegetable Seeds From Your Garden

As discussed earlier, the goal of seed <i>preservation</i> (as opposed to seed <i>breeding</i>) is to conserve a variety's entire range and balance of genetic …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Art

A Simple Guide to Buying your First Goat

Buy ALL the goats!<p>If you love goats, want to buy all the goats, and your husband has to block you from <b>Craigslist</b> because all you do all day is search …

The MIA Project: A Mindful Spin On The One-Stop-Shop

Being a consumer in the modern world—especially one that is trying to make conscientious choices—can sometimes seem like an exercise in futility. …

AIA Announces Top 10 Green Buildings in The US --> http://apttherapy.com/1pTX5rW This year's winners includes a treehouse in West Virginia, a homeless center in Portland, and a public park in Brooklyn.

Burnside Farm, Detroit

If you're curious to see what a $600 property investment looks like in Detroit, Burnside Farm stands as an exemplary case—a true reflection of the depths of creativity and community amid the sprawling city. This eight-lot urban farm, in Detroit's Banglatown neighborhood (located just north of …

Mini Prefab Accommodations For A New Sort Of Vacation Experience

When you’re trying to get away from everything and everyone and just relax for a few days and enjoy your vacation, staying in a crowded hotel full of …

Prefab Homes

Articles about compact wooden home japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Designed with two parallel wings separated by a shallow pool, this striking São Paulo …

Architecture

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