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Startup investing for the little guy

<b>In the old days, an investor hoping to get in on the ground floor of the next Google GOOG, -0.37% or Facebook FB, +1.17% had a couple of options:</b> …

Venture Capital

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post …

American Philosophy

Pivot Shelf

Made from a steel circle that has been cut and folded, <i>Pivot</i> is a series of four shelves with multifunctional mount. It can fit into a corner or onto …

Analytics

Man Freezes Alongside Icy Painting in Surreal Self-Portrait Sculpture

If an artwork could ever give you a chill, it’s a sculpture by Laurent Pernot. His piece titled <i>Self Portrait Face to a Winter Canvas</i> features a life-sized replica of the Paris-based artist as he stands in front of a framed snowy scene. While that might sound innocuous, the artwork has a strange and …

Art

Articles about these old houses 5 renovations blend old and new on Dwell.com - Dwell

Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...<p>The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge...<p>One of the best parts of working at …

Architecture

Suburban Family Home by Steve Domoney Architecture

A modern suburban family house by Steve Domoney Architecture in Williamstown, a suburb of Melbourne.<p>The team of Steve Domoney Architecture has …

Hands-free Washing like Never Before

Almost unrecognizable as a water fixture, the Hudōr Faucet incorporates a system that allows the user a “hands-free washing experience” by …

Watch This Cocktail Cabinet Spin Open Like A Magic Trick

Most cabinets just open or close. Not the Cubrick. Instead, it pirouettes open, allowing you to access its contents from any side (and elegantly hiding the contents when it’s not in use). It saves space, too: whether opened or closed, it’s exactly the same dimensions.<p>The Cubrick cabinet gets its …

Magic

Articles about 5 homes indoor gardens on Dwell.com - Dwell

By eliminating walls and incorporating a series of interior gardens, architect José Roberto Paredes creates an eclectic and...<p>The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out …

Prefab Homes

This Water Bottle Glows When It’s Time To Take A Sip

Now if only someone would put this technology in a flask.<p>I’m a chronic drinker. Water, coffee, tea, beer, cocktails, whatever’s in front of me: I guzzle it down. It’s basically an oral fixation, informed less by thirst than a nervous tic that good ol’ Doctor Freud would doubtlessly arch an eyebrow …

Alcohol

This Generative Music Video Is Different Every Time You Watch It

At first glimpse, the video to “Dennis,” a song by the little known electronic musician popcorn_10, doesn’t look like much. Colorful shapes fly by, inserting themselves into iridescent sockets. But watch again, and you’ll see a different video (look closely). Watch 5, 10, 20 more times, and you’ll …

Music Videos

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy<p>The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them …

Creativity

Minimalist Bathroom Fixtures by Norm Architects for Ex.t

Copenhagen-based Norm Architects designed a collection of minimalist bathroom fixtures and home furnishings for Ex.t that were inspired by …

No more stupid touchscreens

I have a smartphone, and recently bought a laptop. Both are equipped with a touch-sensitive screen, much against my wishes. Touchscreens are …

Gear & Gadgets

Clip-on adds gesture control to Pebble Time and Android Wear watches

Aria is a small add-on that clips underneath a smartwatch band and lets you control the device with finger gestures. It's an accessory for an accessory, which sounds kind of ridiculous, but it's not like you have a lot of choices when it comes to adding gesture control to your gadget anyway. The …

Shelves slide up and down the stem of Yu Ito's Impila lamp

Japanese designer Yu Ito has designed a floor lamp for Italian furniture brand Formabilio with lipped tray-like shelves that move up and down its …

Furniture

An architect wants to build an underwater tennis court in Dubai

A Polish architect by the name of Krysztof Kotala has released designs for an audacious project with his design firm, 8+8 Concept Studio: a tennis facility located entirely underwater just off the coast of Dubai, where spectators could choose to watch the games below them, or the sea life above …

Architecture

A Trash Can that Vacuums Dirt and Dumps It in the Bag For You

It sucks, by design<p>The last garbage can redesign we looked at addressed the problem of suction and stuck bags. The Bruno Smartcan is looking, rather …

Design

Recycling Bag Stand

This stylish bag stand makes reusing plastic bags and recycling a simple task. Made of steel, it folds when not in use. Design by Kouichi Kishikawa …

Jump-Start Your Entrepreneurial Education With Podcasts | BusinessCollective

Like many entrepreneurs, I chose self-education in lieu of traditional higher education. Much of what I have learned about starting, maintaining and …

Entrepreneurship

Tilt-Lock Hand Saw Features Compact Design and Double-Edged Blade

Tilt-Lock Hand Saw design was born out of the idea of creating compact hand saw with double-edged blade. You can read the designer’s explanation …

Woodworking

Articles about 16 modern bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.<p>We’re handing the mic over to our friends at MyDomaine to gather some of the season’s must-haves …

General Motors

Responsive Street Furniture adapts public spaces to suit pedestrians' needs

Street furniture prototypes designed to make cities more adaptable for disabled people are on show as part of the Designs of the Year exhibition at …

Furniture

Control Philips Hue Go Portable Light Wirelessly with Your Smart Devices

Philips just released <b>Philips Hue Go</b>, it’s a portable light that will become a great companion in your daily life. Be creative, Hue Go lights spaces …

Home Automation

Nendo's seven door concepts include designs for wheelchair users and children

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Nendo's ideas to reinterpret the simple wooden door include sliding portions, an additional opening for children and a portal that wraps …

Furniture

There's A Hidden Dark Side To Being An Entrepreneur - It Wreaks Havoc On Your Mental Health

The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamorous when you’re on the outside looking in. Setting your own schedule, creating your own rules, and building the type of company you want to work for can be incredibly alluring.<p>In fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear …

Mental Health

Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually …

Edera: A Modular Rug & Headboard System

Edera is an awesome modular product for Formabilio that performs double duty. Designed by Loris De Grandi, in collaboration with Auriga Studio, Edera …

Furniture

Hilarious Mashup Reimagines Sloths on Famous Album Covers

Do sloths make everything better? Matt Tucker, the Picture Editor at Buzzfeed UK, thinks so. He's the mastermind behind this hilarious series of sloths that replace humans on iconic album covers. With a mix of classic and contemporary favorites, these adorable creatures are transformed into …

Mashups