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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, …

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

Tricks and illusions are normally associated with magicians.<p>But you may be surprised to hear that hotels have a few up their sleeves, too - created …

Hospitality

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 …

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 …

North Korea

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 …

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

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

The quiet revolution in British housing

Photograph: Tim Crocker<p>Abode, Great Kneighton, where expensive houses and more affordable units sit side by side.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/12/1439389142191/7b30e4ac-2181-4056-82dc-a0480a88744f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tim Crocker<p>Abode, Great Kneighton, …

Housing

Michelle Obama to Grads: Shape the Revolution

Michelle Obama gives the 2015 commencement speech at Oberlin College. Scott Shaw - Oberlin College<p>Hi! How are you all doing? Are you sure? Well, let …

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. …

Folklore

Home Bank

Tokyo-based Ryo Kashiwazaki's label Hender Scheme has become known for its thoughtfully designed shoes—many of which are crafted from natural, un-dyed leather. Kashiwazaki gives the same attention to this Home Bank made from raw cow leather. It's a beautiful place to drop your loose change and, on …

Articles about 10 tiny bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Though the craze for vans and airstreams has officially spread like a wildfire, it's nothing new for Dwell—as we've always been...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<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>…

Home Ownership

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 …

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 …