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One of the world's best restaurants has finished a $10 million renovation — check out the French Laundry's new look

It's been called "the best restaurant in the world, period" by Anthony Bourdain. But a stunning renovation of the French Laundry shows there's always room for improvement.<p>Chef Thomas Keller's iconic Napa Valley restaurant has finally wrapped up a remodel that cost $10 million and began four years …

London’s Berkeley hotel unveils the Pavilion Suites designed by André Fu

The shine has barely worn off 2018, but it’s already proving to be a banner year for the Hong Kong-based designer André Fu. Fresh off his work on the new Andaz Singapore and a number of other high profile gigs already in the works, including the new Guo Fu Lou restaurant at the Murray Hong Kong, Fu …

This Is STILL the Best Way to Design a Kitchen

Behold, the working triangle<p>I live in a moderately sized house with a moderately sized kitchen. It’s nothing Chip and Joanna Gaines would get excited about, but it's enough to get the job done. Yet every time I cook, all my culinary tasks end up relegated to a teeny, tiny corner of my kitchen …

Kitchens

How to Get the Look of Jennifer Aniston's Home—for Less

Yes, we found a curvy sofa that won't put you in debt<p>The roster of artists and architects whose work makes up Jennifer Aniston's home reads like a syllabus for The History of 20th-Century Design: A. Quincy Jones, Jean Royère, Mies van der Rohe, Jacques Adnet, Adolph Gottlieb, Edward Wormly...we …

Jennifer Aniston

Weber House / Ramella Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Weber House is located in a condominium of lots and marina Velas da Marina, in Lagoa dos Quadros on …

Living Rooms

17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018

As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we're most excited about.

What interviewers really want to hear when they ask 'Why do you want to work here?'

"So why do you want to work here?"<p>Eventually this question comes up in every interview. Over the course of the last 30 years, I have been and I continue to ask this question all the time.<p>I have learned there is a limited set of answers applicants give in response to this question and one particular …

Employment

Cricket Pitch House / Scale Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Cricket Pitch House is a free standing dwelling in North Bondi, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.<p>The …

The Best Books of 2017

What Makes a Truly Great Product Great

Roughly five months ago, my responsibilities at LinkedIn expanded to include directly overseeing product. Consumer web product development has long …

Returns are almost never average

In the world of personal finance, we make a lot of assumptions. We have to. In order to project our financial futures, we have to make assumptions …

10 Beautiful Examples of Motion Design in Mobile Apps

Interactions are a smaller detail of mobile design but can make a tremendous difference to the overall user experience of an application.In the past …

UI Design

The most elegant corporate tax reform

American politicians are thinking about changing how they tax businesses. There are good reasons to reform the existing system, but unfortunately the …

Arched openings punctuate brick-clad house in Seoul by Tectonics Lab

South Korean studio Tectonics Lab has completed a house for a retired professor in Seoul, featuring pale brick facades interrupted by arching windows …

The CEO of the world's largest architecture firm reveals her favorite buildings of all time

Around the world, the company has more than 2,500 architects working on design projects, including a $600 million redevelopment of Chicago's oldest post office.<p>In an interview with Business Insider, Gensler co-CEO Diane Hoskins shared three of her favorite pieces of architecture of all time — two …

We scanned Wayfair’s site and saw why the online home store is so successful

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Wayfair Instagram<p>In a faltering retail world, Wayfair is the online home furnishings company that continues to go strong and fend off …

Stunning Starbucks stores around the world | Starbucks Newsroom

Starbucks operates more than 26,000 stores, each one striving to reflect the neighborhood it serves. From a store paying tribute to the historic …

This Italian Villa Has Glass Walls That Disappear Into the Floor

Architecture studio Bergmeisterwolf have designed a modern extension for a 17th-century villa in Italy, that has vertical sliding windows that can …

Wages and labour costs - Statistics Explained

<i>Data extracted in April 2017. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned article update: April 2018.</i><p>Labour …

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OECD

Nature Unbound III – Holocene climate variability (Part B)

by Javier<p>The Neoglacial has been a period of progressive cooling, increasing aridity, and advancing glaciers, culminating in the Little Ice Age. The …

The man who helps Apple and Microsoft create irresistible products explains how to find your own million-dollar idea

His company counts the who's who of global brands as clients — Apple, Bank of America, IKEA and Microsoft (to name a few). Who knows who he works with under strict non-disclosure.<p>He recently sat down with Bobby Ghoshal and Jared Erondu with the podcast High Resolution.<p>During the podcast, he shares …

Bank of America

How Traditional Welfare and Taxes Can Be Reformed to Support Universal Basic Income

Some of the most common questions ever asked in regards to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) are in regards to the details. “<i>How much</i> …

Kim Hoyt Architect

Since 2006, Kim Hoyt Architecture/ Landscape has provided Architectural and Landscape Architectural design services to residential and commercial …

Elements of Garden Design

There are many garden design rules, but no garden police to come and enforce them. So have some fun in your garden and give it your own personal …

Spectacular swimming pool designs

We know that not everybody has the garden space or budget for a pool, but now that summer looks to be well and truly on the way, we can't help but …

Apartment For A Guy And Even Two Of Them / Metaforma

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In this world everything is clear – a simple form, minimalistic colors selection, natural materials. …

Trefoil Glass House / J.Roc Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Trefoil House inherited a pre-existing three-sided hearth and partial foundation, located on a rural …

"The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst": A Record 8,640 Stores Are Closing In 2017

<i>“Thousands of new doors opened and rents soared. This created a bubble, and like housing, that bubble has now burst.”</i> - <b>Richard Hayne, Urban</b> …

eCommerce