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Articles about texas couple builds their cast place concrete dream home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Inside the artful, beachy retreat Filmmaker Jess Bianchi and …

Architecture

Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

When a friend or loved one gets sick — really, seriously sick — it's hard to know what to say. So some of us say nothing. Which seems better than saying the wrong thing, though people do that too.<p>Los Angeles graphic designer Emily McDowell's solution to this dilemma are what she calls Empathy …

Australian Beach House on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland

The Marcus Beach House by Bark Architects located on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia.<p>The team of Bark Architects completed the Marcus …

Architecture

The Most Important Leadership Behavior That Builds Trust (and 3 ways to demonstrate it)

Last week I conducted a webinar on the Four Leadership Behaviors That Build or Destroy Trust. During the session I asked the participants to select …

Understanding human behaviour: taking a more complex approach

Large-scale surveys are useful but if we are serious about changing behaviours, we must use every tool to understand human complexity<p>This is the first in a 5-part series of posts based on Steven Johnson's upcoming book, 'Considered Creative'<p>Recent advances in behavioural economics, cognitive …

Behavioral Sciences

The power of behavioural design: looking beyond nudging

Over the past two years, a growing number of conferences, papers and articles have looked beyond the technique of nudging people to change their behaviour. The question is: what comes next now that nudging is not seen as the silver bullet? Judging on both questions and answers from the leading …

Design

Government's behaviour insight team to become a mutual and sell services

The government's behavioural insights team – also known as the nudge unit – is to leave the Cabinet Office and be spun out as a mutual joint venture that will allow it to sell its services globally at a profit.<p>The 16-strong team – seen as a world leader in behavioural insight – was set up in 2010 …

Behavioural science offers insight how customer experience can be improved – Interview with Prof. Nick Chater

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS<p>Today’s interview is with Nick Chater, who is Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School and …

12 Things Incredibly Creative Minds Do Differently

Let me just start by saying, I’m not what you would consider a morning person. I’m not a terrible dragon by any means. But, with three kids, the dog, …

Productivity

Turn Good Work into Great Work with One Simple Question

In a small, sunbaked office building on a fish farm in southern Spain, Miguel Medialdea spoke with us about the gap between work that merely fulfills …

15 Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness in 2014

Sometimes we need an extra push to follow our dreams in the new year. Great quotes can inspire us, motivate us, and help us get through hard times. In 2014, it’s time to take your career to a whole new level.<p>No more making excuses for why you can’t go after your dream job or the title you know you …

How Successful People Seriously Get Things Done

Got a workload that just won’t quit? Feeling buried under deadlines and meetings? It’s probably time to dole out some of your work. But don’t think …

In the Kitchen With: Steph’s Salted Caramel Mousse and Caramel Popcorn

This week’s recipe comes to us all the way from Sydney, one of my absolute favorite cities in the world. I stumbled across engineer Steph Michaelis’ …

Turkish Coffee Brownies

A spoonful of cardamom added to espresso powder gives these brownies a decidedly Middle Eastern flavor. Perfect as a post-meal pick-me-up, or to keep your dinner guests perked.<p>Excerpted from Balaboosta by Einat Admony (Artisan Books). Copyright � 2013. Photographs by Quentin Bacon.<p>Read the Whole …

Skalgubbar is collection of cut out people for architectural renderings - The Fox Is Black

You know those little people who inhabit architectural renderings? Where the hell do they come from? I know one source now, it’s called Skalgubbar …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

Dessert

How Sugar Affects Your Brain

In this fascinating (and short) TED Talk, research neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Avena guides us through the crazy ways sugar interacts not only with our …

Artistic Functionality of Reclaimed Wood Stumps

Using leftover stumps helps refresh a room. They would also be a vivid reminiscence of our place in nature and our power to destroy and care for it. …

Modular Outdoor Furniture Lets Cities Customize Fixtures

Outdoor furniture in public spaces is typically bland and plain; a bench you see in one city could easily be seen in a hundred others. MultipliCITY …

Furniture

baked chicken meatballs

As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone …

12 great uses for protein powder

Yes, we all know about the usual protein shakes.<p>But did you realize that protein powder can actually be integrated into a number of healthy and easy …

Protein

How many mg of sodium is this meal?

How many mg of sodium is this meal?

The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative

The first time I tried Amish cinnamon bread I fell in love. It was so good! Unlike coffee cakes and sweet breads that I had tried, this was very …

Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes

A carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and Parmesan cheese. We've added a little half-and-half for a silky texture.

Kale + Blackberry + Beet + Almond Milk Smoothies

What’s in your morning routine? I make my bed, splash my face with cold water, drink a giant glass of lemon water, and try to forget about the giant …

My Mom’s Muffins

My mom made these blessedly beautiful muffins when she was visiting over the weekend, and I just inhaled them. They’re textural and flavorful …

Everything White Bean Hummus.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 6, 2013 169<p>I ignored *everything* bagels for a long time.<p>I mean, a really long time. I think it was the whole onion thing. I …

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: The salad you'll want to eat the rest of the summer.</i><p>WHO: Bob Vivant is a writer, recipe developer, and photographer in …

Personalized Recipe Recommendations and Search

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Make the Most of Your Bathroom With This Practical Layout Guide! [Infographic]

You may remember the kitchen layout guide infographic we published on Freshome a while back. In today’s post we would like to present a <b>bathroom</b> …