Hyperloop Suburb: Reimagining the Dystopian Community

The suburbs have received an increasingly negative reputation due to their poverty-stricken beginnings in the 1920s, and their continued evolution into cookie-cutter, isolated communities for the middle class American in the 21st century. When we think of these family-dominated communities, we typically feel a sense of dystopian fear, an anxiety that lingers somewhere between an…

Odile Decq and the Romance of Disagreement

Odile Decq is an award-winning French architect and urban planner, with an innate ability to bring together multiple disciplines and trains of thought to produce highly sophisticated designs. Since her first major commission for La Banque Populaire de l'Ouest in Rennes, France, she has become a radical voice in architecture research, being awarded The Golden…

Be Trendy and on Time With a Caesarstone Wall Clock

Since 1987, Caesarstone has been gaining attention – and market share – for its premium quartz surfaces. From elegant kitchen countertops to premium stone flooring, Caesarstone has set the bar for modern interior design with its many color, shape, and design options. Joining the company’s line-up of contemporary quartz décor is the Caesarstone
 Wall Clock…

A New World of Wireless Audio: The Headphone by Bragi

There are few things as relaxing as losing yourself in a song or a podcast. Blocking out the chaos of the day and immersing yourself in an audio experience can be a stress-relieving, endorphin-filled experience of delight. The Headphone by Bragi is the ideal partner for achieving this serene state – or for simply taking…

The Edgy Veg: 138 Carnivore-Approved Vegan Recipes

Veganism is the coolest it’s ever been. Dinner parties are awash with vegan options, not to mention the many trendy plant-based restaurants popping up. Meanwhile, conversations around the benefits of a vegan lifestyle on both individual health and the environment abound. But there’s still one problem: No matter how much better veganism may be for…

Pepper B. Pillows

The perfect throw cushion should imbue your apartment with an air of love and care, bringing an element of class to your sitting room while also creating a cozy ambiance for those days spent curled up on the sofa. It’s a difficult mix to find, but one that Pepper B. Design has perfected with its…

ALWAYS x ALWAYS Towel

Read two pages, get uncomfortable, change position. Read two pages, get uncomfortable, change position. Repeat for two hours, get fed up of lying on the beach, go home mid-afternoon. Then, feel angry with yourself for going home so early on such a beautiful summer’s day – and for neglecting to finish your beach read. You…

Lisbon’s Old and New

In her introduction to Neal Slavin’s 1971 photo book Portugal, 
Mary McCarthy observes that while people visit Portugal to see the old, the Portuguese insist on showing them the new. Having lived 
in Lisbon, I return often to visit the spots I know and love – but I am constantly reminded to visit all that…

Upgrade Your Living Room with Sé Collections

London-based furniture and lighting line Sé Collections strikes a pleasing balance between luxury and sleekness. Their mission to “reclaim the glamour and quality of 20th century furniture” has undoubtedly been realized, and since their launch in 2007, they have partnered with some of the best designers in the world to produce a collection of beautifully…

The Strength in Heterogeneity of Purpose

OBSERVATIONS FROM RESEARCH-BASED PHARMA I am fortunate to feel passionate about each aspect of my professional life, which has helped me understand how having a sense of purpose is key to enjoying and finding fulfillment in the long days, immense challenges, and difficult roadblocks I must navigate to be successful in my career. In my…

Millennial CEOs in the Making

Preparing Today’s Millennial Leaders To Become Tomorrow’s Great CEOs  In the not-too-distant future, we will see millennials joining the ranks of C-suites, becoming CEOs of large enterprises, and taking their place as the pre-eminent leaders of tomorrow. Today, millennials (roughly considered to be those between 18 and 34 years of age) are 76 million strong…

From Entertainment to Experience

No longer shrouded by the stigma of nerdiness, today’s comic conventions are more than just a place where adults gather to play dress-up or meet their real-life superheroes – they’re where the future of entertainment unfolds. Drawing hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed nerds, as well as the companies who court them as customers, comic conventions…

Face-to-Face Contact

THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE ROOM IN A FLAT WORLD For the past 17 years, I have worked remotely at companies leveraging author Thomas Friedman’s “flat world” principles. With this in mind, it may be surprising that I’m about to extol the virtues of face-to-face collaboration. Many elements of most jobs can be done anywhere. If…

Repurposing Purpose

CONNECTING TO AN IMAGE OF THE FUTURE Let’s define purpose as “the reason for which we exist.” As humans, we have the ability to choose our purpose. In my 2011 book Consumershift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape,
 I outlined a few common purposes people have based on the way they orient their…