Talal Al Hendy

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RISE up: the Sheffield graduate scheme stopping a city brain drain

Sheffield council’s groundbreaking jobs scheme has kept graduates in the city, with more than 100 now in high-skilled jobs with smaller employers<p>When Jade Hearsum graduated from the University of Sheffield she would have moved anywhere for a job. She considered London, but shuddered at the expense. …

Economic Development

Steal This Look: A Room at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London

If you’ve stayed at the Ace Hotel of Shoreditch, London, with interiors by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby of Universal Design Studio, you’re probably …

British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and …

Selling

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Mindfulness

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

5 Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Tiny Housing

Cities and renters are starting to accept apartments that are just 350 square feet. Here’s what the future of micro-housing holds.<p>The American dream of a household with 2.5 children, a dog, and a two-car garage is no longer the norm: people are staying single longer, having children later, and …

The Untold Story Of Shake Shack’s $1.6 Billion Branding

For the first time, Pentagram tells the story of building Shake Shack’s branding from the ground up.<p>Last week, Shake Shack went public in an IPO that ballooned to $1.6 billion–cementing the brand’s journey from a one-off boutique stand in New York’s Madison Square Park to a multinational burger …

The Provocative History of French Weekly Newspaper Charlie Hebdo

The motivation behind the attack that has left at least 12 people dead at the office of French satirical weekly <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> on Wednesday appears to …

Travel Awards 2014: the winners

Favourite UK city<p><b>Winner</b> Newcastle upon Tyne<b><br>Second</b> Bath<b><br>Third</b> Edinburgh<p>Overseas city<p><b>Winner</b> Venice<b><br>Second</b> Tokyo<b><br>Third</b> Singapore<p>European country<p><b>Winner</b> Iceland<b><br>Second</b> Malta<b><br>Third</b> Czech Republic<p>Long-haul country<p><b>Winner</b> Japan<b><br>Second</b> Botswana<b><br>Third</b> New Zealand<p>UK hotel<p><b>Winner</b> YHA<b><br>Second</b> Marriott<b><br>Third</b> …

Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai’s ancestral land

Masai told to leave historic homeland by end of the year so it can become a hunting reserve for the Dubai royal family<p>Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40,000 Masai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal …

The other Lake District: a guide to the quiet and beautiful western Lakes

A world away from the tourist traps around Windermere, the westerly side of the Lake District is wild, remote – and has the region’s most beautiful views<p>Several years ago, when I was staying near Windermere, quietly resenting all the other tourists I had to share Hill Top, Dove Cottage, Brantwood …

Brighton seafront to be transformed by i360 ‘vertical cable car’

Architects who designed the London Eye have begun work on a 138-metre-high glass viewing pod offering stupendous views over Brighton and 30 miles of Sussex coast<p>Work has begun on the world’s first “vertical cable car”, which will be the highest observation tower in the UK outside of London.<p>Designed …

Architizer

Skinheads in Italy – in pictures

What's eating Europe's far right? For five years, between 2009 and 2013, an Italian photographer followed young fascist skinheads to try to understand their fear and rage. This is what they revealed

Weekend readers best photographs: journeys

From hot air balloons to cycling over salt flats in Bolivia: your best pictures on this week's theme, journeys<p>The next topic is Munch (to appear 26 July). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to in.pictures@guardian.co.uk by noon …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

Shoes

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Articles about 7 modern steel homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Extreme science: from a watery grave to flesh-eating bugs

I've done fieldwork on every continent except Antarctica. My area of research at the University of Berkeley, California, is the taxonomy and systematics of beetles, while I also investigate the evolution of chemical defence. We go out and locate a certain species of beetle, normally by scrambling …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

Infographic: How Architecture Can Save Your Life

Architects wield more power than you think over your mental and physical well-being. A new interactive chart reveals just how much.<p>Design doesn’t just impact lives, or enrich lives. It can save them. That is the message the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is trying to emphasize in a new …

Danish National Maritime Museum – review

Built beside Hamlet's castle in Helsingør, Denmark's maritime museum jars and jangles – but there's glorious method in its badness<p>What do you do if you want to design an iconic building – a concept which for at least a decade has been declared terminally ill – that is not an icon? What if you are …