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Elon Musk Is Getting Into Architecture Now

Elon Musk’s latest venture is closer to home than his rockets. In a recent earnings call, he announced that SolarCity, his solar power company, is developing a “solar roof.”<p>This represents Musk’s first real foray into architecture-scale systems. “It’s not a thing on a roof, it is the roof,” Musk …

Roofing

President Obama’s Summer Playlist Is Lit

<b>WHAT:</b> President Obama’s summer playlist for 2016–both the “daytime” and “nighttime” editions.<p><b>WHO:</b> Everybody from Chance the Rapper to Nina Simone to Courtney Barnett to Fiona Apple gets represented here.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Obama’s tenure as America’s Cool Dad/President of the United States is nearly at an …

Stevie Nicks

I Hire Engineers At Google–Here’s What I Look For (And Why)

This Googler explains how tech recruiting is becoming more holistic than it used to be, and what it takes to stand out.<p>The hiring experience for engineers isn’t what it used to be–and that’s partly by design. Here at Google, we’ve intentionally broadened the number of schools where we actively …

Employment

Great Smoky Mountains Is America's Most Popular National Park. Here's Why.

More than nine million people visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, making it the most popular national park in the United States. It …

National Parks

5 Credit Cards Every Traveler Should Consider

Not only do credit cards help you establish credit (which is totally crucial for your financial future, as long as you avoid credit fumbles), but they can actually work FOR you too by earning you major points for your spending each month. To top off the awesome factor, many credit card companies …

Platinum Card

10 Coffee Table Books That Will Inspire Your Next Redesign Photos

No coffee table is really complete without a coffee-table book or two. Designed for display, these typically oversize tomes are the perfect showcase for gorgeous photography, which may be why there are so many coffee-table books dedicated to architecture and design. Here, we highlight some of our …

How To Become A Property Developer

Unless you’re 100 per cent happy with your lot in life, we’d hazard a guess that you spend some of your morning commute daydreaming about working in …

Five Habits Of Successful (And Famous) Men

It scarcely seems possible, but rumours of President Barack Obama’s habit of eating just seven salted almonds as a late-night snack have been greatly …

Is Google's model of the creative workplace the future of the office?

Companies that foster a workplace culture of creativity are likely to have happy, motivated and productive employees<p>When it comes to keeping employees happy and productive, companies such as Google lead the way. The brand is as famous for its staff perks – pool tables and bowling alleys, free food …

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

McDonald's

How San Francisco Is Using Lasers as an Urban Planning Tool

San Francisco’s Market Street is one of the most important transportation routes in the city, but urban planners are looking to reinvent it. Before …

San Francisco

MYKEA: Online IKEA Furniture Customizer

You've survived and returned from a weekend trip out to the local IKEA, your car loaded with MALMs, EXPEDITs, LACKs and of course, some Swedish …

Living Rooms

Design Principles: Master Compositional Flow and Rhythm

<i>Have you ever opened a website or picked up a brochure or flyer searching for some information, only to feel like it’s going to be impossible to find</i> …

UI Design

Color-Changing Rain Shelters Add Cheer To Dreary Days

Like a French version of Seattle or London, the northern city of Lille, France, has a reputation for being a gray, gloomy place. But even though rain falls for nearly half of the year, Lille also experiences more annual sunlight than is typical of most “wet” cities. In an effort to get citizens to …

City Politics

A Design Judgement Test

A friend shared this test of “design judgement” with me a few years ago. It was developed in the mid-1940s (this edition is 1948) and used for some …

25 Modern Bathroom Ideas to Create a Clean Look

Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home, it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to …

The Outrageous Secrets of Fashion Queen Jacqueline de Ribes

Thank goodness Jacqueline de Ribes never got the memo about dressing down. Her glorious de luxe wardrobe of outfits is on display at the Met.<p>It took …

Transform your regular desk into a healthier standing one with this sturdy add-on

Best List: Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation by Ergotron<p>I’ve got a love/hate relationship with standing desks. While I love the health benefits of standing, I seriously cannot stand at my desk all day every day. It needs to be easily adjustable.<p>Also, not all of us have the space for yet another desk in …

easy drain dot offers freedom to create a barrier-free shower

nov 21, 2015<p>easy drain dot offers creative freedom to create a barrier-free shower<p><b>easy drain dot offers creative freedom to create a barrier-free</b> …

Morpholio Drops Journal App Giving You a Sketchbook with Infinite Possibilities

App creators Morpholio just launched another game-changing app that literally redefines the sketchbook. If you’re like most creatives, you tend to …

Drawing

Architizer

Articles about smart interior update shows when gut renovation isnt necessary on Dwell.com - Dwell

An intervention from a clever interior designer spares an old beach house on Fire Island, New York, from demolition.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins …

San Francisco

Architizer

Honey I printed a lamp

2015 is the year of the 3D printer. You’ll pretty much be able to print anything soon. But what about the poor little ink printer? Everybody just …

3D Printing

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015: Uncompromisingly Scandinavian Design

I’ve heard Stockholm Furniture Fair criticized for being ‘insular’ but that’s what I love about it. It is uncompromisingly Scandinavian, and you see …

Furniture

Architizer

Design

Beautiful Moon Phases Calendar

If you've ever wanted to keep track of full moons and new moons, there's now this art print that can help. Designer Christy Nyboer of Little Lark has created this simple yet beautiful calendar that you can hang on your wall. Coming in several different styles, like platinum on white, gold on white, …

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