Rethinking office space

Rethinking office space

Not the sexiest title for a blog post, I know. But as we’ve inhabited a variety of workplaces—including a garage in Menlo Park, a farmhouse in Denmark and an entire New York city block—we’ve learned something about what makes an office space great. And we’re excited to put that into practice, starting here at our home in Mountain View.

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Graffiti artist Banksy highlights condition of people living in Gaza

Graffiti artist Banksy highlights condition of people living in Gaza

The elusive graffiti artist Banksy has reemerged among Palestinian ruins to give his instantly recognizable stenciling style a meaningful backdrop. A politically charged travelogue of a war-ravaged neighborhood appeared on his YouTube channel late Wednesday with the title "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination.” The footage shows Palestinian civilians standing among the devastation of war as darkly satirical captions appear.

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Weed Vending Machines Have Hit the U.S.

Weed Vending Machines Have Hit the U.S.

This month, Washington state’s legalization of recreational marijuana seemingly reached its logical conclusion with the installation of the state’s first weed vending machine in Seattle. In abstract, the device (which is also Bitcoin-compatible, just for added zeitgeist-y value) sounds like a terrible idea, prone to the sort of general abuse that could set back the tide of legalization that’s been sweeping the country.

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The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change

The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change

This is a project that has been in the works for a while now, but funding is an issue (most of Alaska's income is from oil, which is down right now). Another issue is the fact that this is relatively unprecedented. There is no 'Depertment of Relocating Villages' to take charge of this project.

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Dom’Up Treehouse

Dom'Up Treehouse

Dom'Up is an innovative treehouse that draws inspiration from tree camping and traditional treehouse structure. Dutch arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne and architect Nicolas d'Ursel from Trees and People invented this new suspension style cabin. The end result is a tree shelter that's reported easy to install and leaves no trace or impact on its surrounding environment and trees.

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