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DIY ORIGAMI TRIANGLE BOWLS.

I absolutely love these geometric paper bowls. I'm always looking for new ways to store my stationery knick-knacks and these origami bowls are the …

Here’s How Architecture And Design Giant Gensler Mobilizes Good Ideas

With thousands of employees, innovative ideas could get lost or buried–which is why Gensler created institutional ways to recognize them.<p>With 5,000 employees across 47 offices in 114 countries, Gensler takes its internal communication strategy very seriously.<p>As one of the world’s largest …

Nendo's MINIM+AID kit contains emergency supplies for earthquake victims

Japanese studio Nendo has designed a minimal emergency kit for those affected by earthquakes, containing a whistle, radio, raincoat, lantern, water …

MIT students create 2,000-pound "megalith" that can be moved with a fingertip

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed and built a 2,000-pound sculpture that can be rocked, rotated, lifted, and hauled …

7 Best Free Website Builders

Do you want to build your own website that is easy, affordable and effective? If so, why not consider using a website builder? The best website …

8 Design Best Practices Every WordPress Developer Should Use

In a perfect world, every WordPress developer would have access to their own crack team of battle-tested designers and front-end wizards, leaving …

Get Inspired With These Popular Website Styles

There are hundreds of ways to create a <b>beautiful, functional website</b>. Every designer (and every company) has his or her own aesthetic. Sometimes, …

Web Design

Secrets of hotel design revealed: From budget to boutique, why rooms and receptions look the way they do

• <b>Industry experts explain the tricks they use to keep guests happy</b>• <b><br>Shaun Clarkson from C4's Four Rooms explains the importance of colour</b>• <b><br>Jo Polmear from</b> …

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Top executives reveal their chief complaints about the email they receive.<p>How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we …

Writing

Yeonmi Park: ‘I hope my book will shine a light on the darkest place in the world’

The North Korean defector on her harrowing memoir, her deep-rooted fear of hunger and learning to trust men<p>Yeonmi Park was born in the North Korean city of Hyesan, close to the Chinese border, and brought up in the brutal and paranoid atmosphere of the Kim dictatorships. Aged 13, she and her mother …

Win Your Very Own Arckit, A Freeform Model Making System

Physical model making can be time intensive and expensive. However, thanks to the makers of Arckit, that has changed. Based on a panel by panel …

Frank Lloyd Wright

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Learning a new language comes with incredible side benefits, including enhanced brain performance, cultural knowledge, and career opportunities. …

Language Learning

Gamification: The Future of Work

Whether it’s a retired coach, celebrity, or professional speaker, pretty much everyone has their own take on how to motivate their employees.<p>Regardless of who is delivering the message the message itself is always the same: Here’s how YOU can motivate THEM!<p>The challenge with this approach is that …

Gamification

The quiet revolution in British housing

Architects are fighting back. After their cause was hampered by the ill-conceived high-rises of the 60s and 70s, followed by the dire ‘traditional’ building of the Thatcher era, imaginative and sustainable housing is in the ascendant<p>Once upon a time new housing in Britain was terrible. Engendered …

Michelle Obama to Grads: Shape the Revolution

Hi! How are you all doing? Are you sure? Well, let me just tell you, it is beyond a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you today.<p>I want to …

Chris Matthews to Grads: ‘Make Them Say No. Never Say No to Yourself’

President Donahue, Christian Brothers, other members of the faculty, my friend Frank Howard, graduates and families of the class of 2015. By the way, …

Outdoor Geometric Structure is the World's First Hanging Zome

Using mathematical formulas and patterns, structural engineer Richie Duncan invented the Kodama Zome, which is the world's first hanging zome. A <i>zome</i> is a building or structure that features unusual geometric properties, combining aspects of a dome with the shapes of a polygon known as a zonohedron. …

Architecture

Articles about 10 tiny bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny houses are spreading like proverbial wildfires across the world—and probably because it really just makes sense.<p>It's often said that small is beautiful, and some believe that all you really need in order to be happy, is a hut and a heart.<p>With a small budget, an open mind, and perhaps a little …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Father in search for soldier son after he goes AWOL

A Minnesota father said Sunday he is searching for his infantryman son, who walked off the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado nearly two weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since.<p>Fort Carson Army officials declared Pvt. Daniel Domres, 20, absent without leave on May 11 while expressing concern for his …

Military

Nasrallah: Hezbollah to increase presence in Syria

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has said his fighters would expand their presence in Syria, saying the group was engaged in an existential battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).<p>Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged for the first time that his Shia group was fighting across all of …

Middle East