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Good Workplace Design is Key to Retaining Employees, Says Starbucks Director of Corporate Facilities

According to Tom Hebner of Starbucks, today's workplaces need to embrace the culture of the company while evolving to meet the needs of new generations.

Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee company, has 27,339 stores in 75 countries across the globe, according to its latest financial report. More than 2,200 of those opened this year alone. That’s a lot of caffeine. But keeping employees energized for such a gargantuan enterprise is another challenge altogether.

This Educator Designs Gender-Neutral Toys for Kids

A short film explores the work of Cas Holman, a designer whose non-gender specific toys inspire children to use their imaginations and work together.

A short film explores the work of Cas Holman, a designer whose non-gender specific toys inspire children to use their imaginations and work together.

Lord Foster Takes Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion Car for a Spin

A former student of Fuller's, architect Norman Foster set out to recreate the eccentric engineer's stab at automotive design.

Norman Foster is not an easy architect to get on the phone. We’ve covered a number of Foster + Partners’ projects in the past, and requests for interviews with the boss were often met with “Lord Foster is traveling in Asia” or “out of the office until the end of the month.” So, while reporting on Foster’s remake of Bucky…