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The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

Road Trips

Minimalist home with moving walls rises outside Tokyo

A modular floorplan creates flexible spaces<p>Another minimalist home has risen in the suburbs of Tokyo, where it takes advantage of its narrow site and adheres to local regulations without sacrificing clever design.<p>Local firm Camp Design created the three-story house (called House Between Curb), and …

The Best Digital Interior Design Sites to Help You Create Your Dream Home

Imagine if you could hire someone to scour your Pinterest boards and translate your pins into a perfectly decorated room in your home. That’s the gist of digital interior design, a personalized online decorating service gaining momentum in both the tech sphere and the oft-insular world of home …

The Web in 2016: Long live responsive design

More to the point, RWD is the preferred method of making a website more accessible by virtually everyone:<p>Users don’t like dealing with a redirect, and downloading a dedicated app is a hard sell when they’re dealing with limited mobile disk space.<br>• Multiple websites for a single domain become costly …

Jukedeck wants to be your band for video soundtracks

Whether you’re creating videos or launching a podcast, a soundtrack can add a whole new dimension to your work. But if you’re not musically inclined, it isn’t easy to find or write a background score.<p>That’s where Jukedeck comes in. Just choose the genre of music and duration you need, set the mood …

Soundtracks

Yes, You Can Find Your Passion Without Quitting Your Day Job

We’ve all had <i>that</i> friend (or friend of a friend)—the one who quit her job to travel the world and “find her passion.” Full disclosure: I was that …

Design contributes £71.7 billion to UK economy says Design Council report

<b>Business news:</b> the UK's Design Council has published research that reveals how many billions of pounds the country's design industry generates each …

Why A Man Who Hates Plastic Water Bottles Is Making Plastic Water Bottles

Donald Thomson’s water bottle solution? Throw them on the roof.<p>Donald Thomson, a 56-year-old, Canadian-born builder, entrepreneur, and self-taught designer, launched ‘A’Gua-brand water bottles in Costa Rica earlier this year. But he sees no contradiction in his current endeavor: converting …

Pronoun, A Self-Publishing Platform For Authors, Is Ready To Serve Humanity

Pronoun, a self-publishing system that aims to help authors get their books edited and printed, is beginning the long road to making it easier for self-published authors to get noticed. First stop? Getting authors onto the platform.<p>The company, founded by Josh Brody and Ben Zhuk, raised $3.5 …

Writing

This startup just raised $81 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Startups

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

Financial Services

Best Fonts 2015 – List of Best Font Releases

A great collection of best fonts from 2015!Over the half of 2015 is already done. It’s time to look back to show you the best fonts of 2015. All …

Typography

The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …

Apps

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

Articles about can neglected urban waterways los angeles river become thriving greenways on Dwell.com - Dwell

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.<p>An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.<p>For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah …

Los Angeles

Top 10 Takeaways After Two Years of Exploring Client Perspectives

Greetings, my name is Andy Baker and I’m the Group Creative Director at the National Geographic Channel. For the past two years, I’ve been running a …

Will Indonesia ban alcohol entirely?

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Can Indonesia really ban alcohol completely?<p>At a bar in the Indonesian capital, Christine, Hassan and Dilta look at each other …

4 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Client

Here are four times it's OK to fire your client.<p>One of the unfortunate aspects of entrepreneurship is having to deal with terrible clients. Granted, they make up a small minority of overall clientele, and it takes a lot to be a truly bad client. It's unpleasant to think about and it's certainly a …

Customers

How Two Former Nike Executives Built A Tomboy Fashion Brand

By Nicole LaPorte7 minute Read<p>In July of 2010, Emma McIlroy and Julia Parsley, two Nike executives, were at Urban Outfitters looking at clothes. The …

Fish

595 Adobe Illustrator Brushes from ProBrush™ for Download

595 Brushes from ProBrush™ – Download high quality Adobe Illustrator brushes, worth $111 – for only $33!<p>This bundle is a very special offer! You can …

Graphics

11 Problems to Anticipate Before Your Next Website Redesign

A great website is the cornerstone of your business. If users can’t easily navigate it or see where you add value, you’re already losing money. But when it comes to updating your site, there are a lot of hidden pitfalls to be wary of.<p>Curious how those who have “been there, done that” and emerged …

LinkedIn's billionaire founder shares his best networking advice

It's safe to call him an expert in the career-advancing power of networking.<p>In his latest book "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age," cowritten with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, Hoffman explains the benefits of having employees who are active networkers both internally …

Networking

How Startups Valued At $1 Billion Or More Put Design First

Since 2014, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and Dow Jones VentureSource have been tracking venture-backed private companies valued at $1 billion or more. Now, they’ve turned their findings into an interactive infographic that visualizes the value of 73 companies in the billion dollar startup club. Perhaps …

At 27, this guy quit a $500,000 job at BlackBerry to launch a cool startup

SpeakUp is a cool concept, born out the frustration he had at BlackBerry.<p>SpeakUp is a way for employees to share their insight and ideas with managers and allow other employees to weigh in. Employees can post a solution to a problem and other employees can vote it up, comment, vote it down, or ask …

Employment

A CEO wrote this brutal memo when he realized his billion-dollar startup was failing

Fab.com was once considered the fastest growing startup in the world. The e-commerce site partnered with thousands of designers to sell their funky decor and trinkets via flash sales.<p>Within its first six months, Fab generated $20 million and Silicon Valley investors valued the company at $400 …

IOgrapher Turns Your iPad Into a Professional Videography Solution

Videography and the iPad don't usually go together. And that's a shame because the large screen of the iPad and even the iPad mini make for a great video editing tool. Without a USB port or SD card slot, transferring video files to the iPad is a hassle, even with AirDrop. Ideally, you could easily …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

Articles about seattle home carefully blocks out neighbors while celebrating natural on Dwell.com - Dwell

Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s...<p>Every day, we select our favorite home by featuring it as the Dwell Home of the Day.<p>Canadian architect Omar Gandhi and his team at Omar Gandhi Architect are always …

Prefab Homes