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Plants boost office productivity by 15 per cent
By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent, telegraph.co.uk
Spartan, uncluttered offices do not make workers more productive, and bosses should invest in plants to boost staff output, a new study has suggestedBosses looking to quickly increase productivity should ditch brainstorming meetings and instead…

Plants boost office productivity by 15 per cent
By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent, telegraph.co.uk

Spartan, uncluttered offices do not make workers more productive, and bosses should invest in plants to boost staff output, a new study has suggested

Bosses looking to quickly increase productivity should ditch brainstorming meetings and instead…

20 Unique Furniture Designs That Will Make You Drool
Simona Ganea, homedit.com
Let’s distance ourselves from the typical furniture designs and expand our horizon a little bit. There are lots of unique creations out there and, although it’s impossible to know them all, it’s always fun and interesting to discover them one by o…

20 Unique Furniture Designs That Will Make You Drool
Simona Ganea, homedit.com

Let’s distance ourselves from the typical furniture designs and expand our horizon a little bit. There are lots of unique creations out there and, although it’s impossible to know them all, it’s always fun and interesting to discover them one by o…

A Pot That Makes Plants Too Adorable to Neglect
Laura Bliss, citylab.com
Are you guilty of forgetting your succulents? Meet Rainy Pot.By now I’ve lost track of the times I have brought home a succulent, in hopes of transforming my kitsch-strewn apartment into something more earthy-minimalist and chic. But each tiny…

A Pot That Makes Plants Too Adorable to Neglect
Laura Bliss, citylab.com

Are you guilty of forgetting your succulents? Meet Rainy Pot.

By now I’ve lost track of the times I have brought home a succulent, in hopes of transforming my kitsch-strewn apartment into something more earthy-minimalist and chic. But each tiny…

Littering Says a Lot About You (a Smart Ad Campaign from Toronto)
Benjamin Starr, visualnews.com
Every city’s got it, but some are worse than others: Toronto Canada is trying to clean up their litter problem using this smart new campaign from LiveGreen Toronto. Rather than run of the mill “don’t litter” signs, this series calls out the…

Littering Says a Lot About You (a Smart Ad Campaign from Toronto)
Benjamin Starr, visualnews.com

Every city’s got it, but some are worse than others: Toronto Canada is trying to clean up their litter problem using this smart new campaign from LiveGreen Toronto. Rather than run of the mill “don’t litter” signs, this series calls out the…

Ricardo Solis Shows How the Zebra Got Its Stripes (& Other Animals Too)
Benjamin Starr, visualnews.com
Like a bizarre scene out of Gulliver’s Travels, Mexican artist Ricardo Solis illustrates animals being climbed over – and created – by Lilliputian figures. Gigantic zebras have their stripes airlifted onto their back by airship, flamingos h…

Ricardo Solis Shows How the Zebra Got Its Stripes (& Other Animals Too)
Benjamin Starr, visualnews.com

Like a bizarre scene out of Gulliver’s Travels, Mexican artist Ricardo Solis illustrates animals being climbed over – and created – by Lilliputian figures. Gigantic zebras have their stripes airlifted onto their back by airship, flamingos h…

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Not Your Average Rock Wall: Stunning Mosaic Murals Made of Stones
Paul Caridad, visualnews.com
Partners in life and business, Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl have divinely combined their artistic talents and passions to create the most awe-inspiring arrangements of pebbles, stones, and other organic accents. The visionary artists are…

Not Your Average Rock Wall: Stunning Mosaic Murals Made of Stones
Paul Caridad, visualnews.com

Partners in life and business, Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl have divinely combined their artistic talents and passions to create the most awe-inspiring arrangements of pebbles, stones, and other organic accents. The visionary artists are…

Who Says Power Plants Have To Be Ugly? This Sculpture Reinvents Wind Power As Art
ADELE PETERS, fastcoexist.com
In a new design for a Copenhagen park, the giant sails of the Windwaker sculpture gently gust in the wind—producing enough beauty to power 90 homes.Wind turbines aren’t necessarily considered beautiful. Just ask the developers behind the offsh…

Who Says Power Plants Have To Be Ugly? This Sculpture Reinvents Wind Power As Art
ADELE PETERS, fastcoexist.com

In a new design for a Copenhagen park, the giant sails of the Windwaker sculpture gently gust in the wind—producing enough beauty to power 90 homes.

Wind turbines aren’t necessarily considered beautiful. Just ask the developers behind the offsh…

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The View From Your Window Is Worth Cash to This Company
Eric Jaffe, citylab.com
New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.A city window overlooking the street has always been a score in its own right, what with so many apartments stuck opening onto back alleys and dumpsters and fire escapes. An…

The View From Your Window Is Worth Cash to This Company
Eric Jaffe, citylab.com

New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.

A city window overlooking the street has always been a score in its own right, what with so many apartments stuck opening onto back alleys and dumpsters and fire escapes. An…

Finally, An Online Game Inside Google Street View
Zach Sokol (zach.sokol@vice.com), vice.com
When Google Street View first launched, it was hard not to plug in our home addresses and traverse the digital area around our apartments in hopes of spotting something familiar. While the searches were relatively aimless, it was beyond enticing t…

Finally, An Online Game Inside Google Street View
Zach Sokol (zach.sokol@vice.com), vice.com

When Google Street View first launched, it was hard not to plug in our home addresses and traverse the digital area around our apartments in hopes of spotting something familiar. While the searches were relatively aimless, it was beyond enticing t…

Mesmerizing, Buddhist-Inspired Collages Made of Old Computer Parts

wired.com

When Leonardo Ulian disassembles the guts of an old compute, the surgery is more philosophical than it is technical.

35-Year ‘Megadrought’ May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds
Katherine Boehrer, huffingtonpost.com
Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there’s at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the next century, a new study has found.“This will be worse than anything seen during the last 2,00…

35-Year ‘Megadrought’ May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds
Katherine Boehrer, huffingtonpost.com

Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there’s at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the next century, a new study has found.

“This will be worse than anything seen during the last 2,00…

Pear Babies Are Growing on Trees in China
Krista Peryer, makezine.com
Babies are growing on trees in China. Little babies with tiny facial features, closed eyes and daintily crossed hands. These are not normal babies though, these are pear babies. That’s right. Pears that are shaped like babies, and they look oddly…

Pear Babies Are Growing on Trees in China
Krista Peryer, makezine.com

Babies are growing on trees in China. Little babies with tiny facial features, closed eyes and daintily crossed hands. These are not normal babies though, these are pear babies. That’s right. Pears that are shaped like babies, and they look oddly…

Fabrica’s Statera desk tidy brings plants into the workplace
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com
Researchers at Italian design centre Fabrica have created a desk tidy for both plants and stationery to encourage office workers to make their spaces more verdant (+ slideshow).Fabrica’s designers wanted to bring “the therapeutic properties of…

Fabrica’s Statera desk tidy brings plants into the workplace
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com

Researchers at Italian design centre Fabrica have created a desk tidy for both plants and stationery to encourage office workers to make their spaces more verdant (+ slideshow).Fabrica’s designers wanted to bring “the therapeutic properties of…

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com
Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files (+ slideshow).The Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks are designed to work with the Livescribe 3…

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen
Dan Howarth, dezeen.com

Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files (+ slideshow).The Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks are designed to work with the Livescribe 3…