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  • 5 Prototyping Tips That Will Improve Your Process

    Six Revisions
    Jacob Gube
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: In the middle of a design presentation, a puzzled audience member raises their hand and asks, Why is all the copy in a foreign language? It’s not a joke — but I can’t help but laugh at the countless times I’ve used lorem ipsum in a prototype, only to have it confuse someone on our team. Visual thinkers, such as designers, can easily visualize an image placeholder box as a striking photograph. In our minds, we can convert a grayscale wireframe into a beautiful website layout that has a well-crafted visual hierarchy. But for…
  • 30 Beautiful Earth-Toned Web Designs

    Six Revisions
    Jacob Gube
    15 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Earth tones are shades of brown, green, tan, blue and other colors which are found in nature. Using earth tones in a design leads to a subtle, understated, organic look-and-feel. For design inspiration, check out these well-done web designs that use earth-toned color schemes. Grovemade IMM The Barstow Wolf & Son Wild Measure Cantina Valpolicella Negrar Hyperquake Indigy Tradestone Confections Belle Epoque Tilted Square Andy Wolf Eyewear Denise Chandler Vers Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli Brown’s Court Bakery Knuckles Industries The Boerum Serge Thoraval Electric Pulp Lucas…
  • One Photogenic Pinhole Cam

    Yanko Design
    Troy Turner
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    The smartphone has made everyone and their mother a photographer, but the ONDU Pinhole Cameras Mk II are a fresh take on an old technology that will actually put your skills to the test. Crafted from locally harvested, FSC certified walnut and maple wood with laser engraved details, its both functional and ornamental. Unlike your digital cams and smartphones, it’s also an heirloom that you can keep passing down. Jump to the vid for all the cool features —> Designer: ONDU - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more…
  • Cel Shaded Pants

    Toxel.com
    Toxel.com
    22 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Eye-catching jeans will transform you into cell-shaded video game character. Borderlands inspired pants designed and hand-painted by Clemontine. Also check out: Picnic Pants and Keyboard Pants
  • Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

    NOTCOT
    21 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw! I always love visiting Clerkenwell Design Week and discovering design on my own doorstep here in East London. This year was no exception. The show has certainly grown since 2011 with new venues and exhibitors. See a few of the beautiful pieces and displays that caught our eye from CDW2015 on the next page! TO PAGE 2 of "Clerkenwell Design Week 2015"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
 
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    Toxel.com

  • Cel Shaded Pants

    Toxel.com
    22 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    Eye-catching jeans will transform you into cell-shaded video game character. Borderlands inspired pants designed and hand-painted by Clemontine. Also check out: Picnic Pants and Keyboard Pants
  • Chain Chomp Cat Bed

    Toxel.com
    21 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    Unique cat bed designed to look like iconic “Chain Chomp” guard dog from Super Mario Bros. video games. Mario inspired “Chain Chomp Cat Bed” made by Catastrophic Creations. Also check out: Cat Transit System and Cat Tunnel Sofa
  • Forest Animals

    Toxel.com
    20 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Beautiful double exposure photography by Norwegian artist Andreas Lie. Portraits of animals combined with photos of breathtaking landscapes. Also check out Realistic Forest Lamp for your Bedroom
  • Golf Cart Skateboard

    Toxel.com
    19 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Skateboard inspired electric golf cart allows people to surf the golf course. GolfBoard - More fun and less damage to grass than standard golf cart. Also check out: Skateboard Sculptures and Skateboard Guitars
  • Wire Bonsai Trees

    Toxel.com
    18 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Miniature trees made of wire by California based artist and sculptor Ken To. Bonsai Tree sculptures handcrafted out of metal wires of different colors. Also check out: Hobbit Bonsai Tree and Bonsai Tree Houses
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    Yanko Design

  • The “Good” in Good Design Award

    Radhika Seth
    22 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    The short of it is that The Good Design Award registrations are open and the deadline for entries is June 3, 2015 – So hurry and Apply Now! In case you need convincing … read the long of it … my trip to Japan and first hand experience of the Awards, the Jury and the Exhibition at Tokyo Midtown. The journey of the awards kicked off as a benchmark for the industrialized Japan, however, over the last decade or so, the focus has shifted to include consumer goods and everyday items. This opens doors for young companies and designers from the world over to participate. Dates to remember: June…
  • The Sticky Feet Flex Mount

    Troy Turner
    22 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    The best thing since the selfie stick, GekkoPod is the must-have photography accessory for smartphones, cameras, GoPros and more! Just like the lizard, the versatile design’s four feet can grab on to almost any fixture in a number of positions so you get the perfect shot each time. Flexible, lightweight, portable, universal and totally lovable! Designers: Gal & Boaz Zucker - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (The Sticky Feet Flex Mount was…
  • One Photogenic Pinhole Cam

    Troy Turner
    22 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    The smartphone has made everyone and their mother a photographer, but the ONDU Pinhole Cameras Mk II are a fresh take on an old technology that will actually put your skills to the test. Crafted from locally harvested, FSC certified walnut and maple wood with laser engraved details, its both functional and ornamental. Unlike your digital cams and smartphones, it’s also an heirloom that you can keep passing down. Jump to the vid for all the cool features —> Designer: ONDU - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more…
  • The Car I’d Like to Bang – Version 2.0

    Troy Turner
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 am
    From the designer of the sexy Ferrari Celeritas , the Ferrari Celeritas 2.0 is a more refined, realistic evolution of its far-out cousin. But that doesn’t mean it’s not wild… just tamer. Without a doubt, you’ll find its proportions, dimensions and overall style more familiar… but it’s a hard decision as to which you’ll like better! Designer: Aldo H Schurmann - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (The Car…
  • Glow on the go

    Radhika Seth
    21 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    I love products that are simple in their intended purpose. Not every product needs to be as complex as a hadron collider, does it? The iGlow CageB is a simple add-on to your bicycle. Its purpose? to make your water/beverage bottle glow at night. Why? Well, why not! I know it’s taking the phrase “travel light” a little too literally, but personally, it’s a scintillating idea! Designer: Topeak Author: Sarang Sheth - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE…
 
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    Design Mom

  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Photo and text by Gabrielle. Oh my goodness. What a strange week this was for me blogging-wise. I’m sort of stunned it’s already Friday. I was traveling on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — Tuesday night was my last officially scheduled book tour stop. And when I got home on Wednesday, I could totally feel myself shut down. I imagine I was holding myself together till my tour commitments were done, but when I finished, I think I officially hit some sort of exhaustion wall. Oh my! (Side note, yes, there will likely be future book stops, but for now I’m taking a break.) This…
  • Growing A Family: Jenny Post

    Design Mom
    21 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    By Gabrielle. Nostalgic photo of big-sister Betty meeting baby Flora June (who turned FIVE last week!). I originally posted Jenny’s first birth story way back in 2011, so it’s really a lovely feeling to welcome her back with another! She experienced a completely different type of birth the second time around, so this is nowhere near the same story, second verse same as the first! For her first delivery, she was adamant on a natural birth. This time? Why not try an epidural? I love how easy she was on herself. It’s fascinating to me how we place all these expectations on…
  • Living With Kids: Jessica Rushing

    Design Mom
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Photos by Kelsey Gerhard. At some point during my correspondence with Jessica, she mentioned that her primary goal wasn’t to have her home tour published on Design Mom. Well, it was probably one of the reasons why she asked her friend, Kelsey, to take the photos in the first place, but eventually she realized she simply wanted to record this time in her family’s life. Her house is just growing out of the babyhood stage, most of their furnishing are inherited or found, and the family is set to embark on a one or two year adventure in England. Everything is about to change in…
  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    15 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Photo and text by Gabrielle. Ben Blair had these gorgeous peonies waiting for me when I got home last weekend. Hello, Friends! How are you? Did you have a good week? I had a great one — nothing in particular happened, I was just home, and had a normal schedule, and after so much work travel it was heavenly. : ) Speaking of work travel, I’ve got book parties in Houston on Monday and Denver on Tuesday (details here), and then I’m taking a break from my book tour for awhile. It’s time to turn my attention toward Summer plans! Our school doesn’t let out till June, but…
  • Tea Collection Giveaway + Win a Trip to India!!

    Design Mom
    14 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    By Gabrielle. Photos by Hideaki Hamada, a Japanese photographer based in Osaka, for Tea Collection. Have you received a Tea Collection catalog this month? Mine came yesterday, and I read it cover to cover, in total bliss. That’s not my typical reaction to catalogs, but this particular Tea Collection issue is different. It’s like reading a travelogue from a dear friend, but with much better photography. : ) As you may already know, a design team from Tea Collection travels the globe every six months to gather inspiration for each new collection. Usually they only travel to each…
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    99U

  • Being Wrong Can Be the Best Thing to Happen to You

    Allison Stadd
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Cristina Pagnoncelli Making a mistake, screwing up a major project, or seeing your business fail sucks. Being wrong on any scale is a blow to your self-confidence, makes you question the path you’re on, and cripples your motivation to move forward. But there’s another way to think about failure: it’s inevitable. James Clear writes over on his blog: For some reason, we often expect our first choice to be the optimal choice. However, it’s actually quite normal for your first attempt to be incorrect or wrong. When it comes to complex issues like determining the values you…
  • 99U Is Hiring an Assistant Editor & Community Manager

    behanceteam
    20 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Are you a detail-oriented recent grad with a passion for creating great online communities? If so, the 99U is currently seeking a multi-talented individual to join our team and help us continue to innovate as a world-class, content-driven brand. We are looking to hire a recent college graduate for a full-time, multi-talented Assistant Editor & Community Manager role that will work closely with the 99U team across all content channels: social media, editorial, customer service, and event production.  You must be a detail-oriented person who is ready to take action without being given a…
  • The Danger of Assuming What Your Client Wants

    Stephanie Kaptein
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Duncan Beedie If you want to fill your customer’s needs, you have to listen to what they want. Donna Carpenter, owner of Burton Snowboarding, learned this firsthand when she became President of the company in December 2011. She focused on making Burton the brand of choice for women snowboarders, though after they hit a rapid growth spurt in the ’80s and ’90s, Burton had become male dominated and lost their female customers’ voice. In an interview with Edition F, Carpenter explains: …We had a children’s snowboard for boys that had robots on it. A woman in our soft…
  • Overwhelmed? Use the Four D’s to Move Projects Forward

    Hamza Khan
    19 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    By Mikhail Vyrtsev You’ve got the same 24 hours as Beyoncé. Yet somehow she accomplishes far more in a typical day; at any given time, she’s effortlessly moving multiple priorities forward (albums, tours, media, shows, business, philanthropy, marriage, motherhood, and more). Even Beyoncé knows that she doesn’t have the capacity to do everything herself, alone, though. There’s only so much that you, as one person – with the mere 168 hours afforded to you each week – can accomplish by yourself.  Jackie Bavaro, Product Manager at Asana, suggests that…
  • These Are The Most Valuable People In Your Network

    Allison Stadd
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Antonio Rodrigues Jr Common sense might suggest that the most valuable relationships in your network are the people you have the most distinct connections to—your “strong ties.” They’re the folks you’ve worked with closely, share an industry with, known for a long time, or enjoy a mutual trust with. But if you think creatively, you could see how it might be that your “weak ties,” or those you used to consider strong ties but have lost touch with, could also be considered your most valuable relational assets. Due to your close proximity, your “strong…
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Kit Animalium | Josep Ma Ribé

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Animalium Kit project. Packaging and product design with Josep Ma Ribé from Callebaut.
  • Portfolio Night Brand & TV

    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Portfolio Night is an international organization that promotes young creative talent. The project covers from the rebrand of the Portfolio Night integrated with its mother-brand, passing through the responsive website and ending with the Art Direction for all the static applications and the masters for the Portfolio Night Tv.
  • Oh Comely - Guest Illustrator

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A series of Illustrations done as the guest illustrator for Oh Comely issue 25 based on the theme weather. The first four pieces which explore how a day can change a single place, were used to introduce different sections of the magazine. The other illustrations were used throughout the issue and alongside an interview between myself and Rosanna Durham.
  • Gardening Style

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    MarieClaireMaison April15
  • Line-up #4

    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Client: Personal work Role: Character Designer
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    WebUrbanist

  • Balancing Act: Artist Paints Seaside Murals from a Surfboard

    Steph
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Painting a hyper-realistic mural outdoors is challenging enough on its own, and artist Sean Yoro not only pulls off incredible portraits, he does it all while balancing on his surfboard. Known as HULA, the Oahu-born, NYC-based painter meticulously crafts stunning images of women onto waterfront walls. Each of the figures seems to be emerging from the surface, the rest of them unseen in the depths. “Now entering the street art game. Better grab my surfboard, paints, and get as far away from the street as possible,” the artist jokes on…
  • Life After Apocalypse: 8 Seed Banks Saving Up for the Future

    Delana
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Delana in Culture & History & Travel. ] By some predictions, Earth will become nearly uninhabitable within just a few generations – and between now and then, one of the most damaging events will be the loss of genetically diverse food crops. Luckily, there are some pretty smart folks out there who are dedicated to keeping seeds safe for the future. Whether it be on a grand, global scale or just a grassroots (pardon the pun) movement at a local library, these seed storage sites might prove to be an incredibly important part of the future of the human race. Svalbard Global…
  • Mad for Max: 17 Cars, Clothes & Designs Inspired by the Series

    Steph
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] There’s so much to look at in the new Mad Max movie, from that ridiculous double-necked flame-throwing guitar to all of those terrifying spiked weapon-hurling vehicles, you’d have to watch it a dozen times to take it all in. Fury Road is just the latest film in the series to dazzle us visually, inspiring all manner of copycat creations and post-apocalyptic designs, including lethal-looking kid-sized vehicles, disaster fashion and fantasy architecture. Mad Max Power Wheels Maybe putting a six-year-old behind the wheel of a car covered…
  • Fresh Biocement: World’s First Self-Healing Concrete Building

    Urbanist
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] One of the biggest challenges to building with concrete is the material’s propensity to crack both while it dries and in the years that follow, making this self-fixing solution an incredibly powerful application of bacterial biotechnology. Developed by Dutch scientists Eric Schlangen and Henk Jonkers, this new biocement has been in development for years but is now first the first time a critical part of a real work of architecture and the results are extremely promising. As reported by CNN, one can already witness the…
  • Cargo Spotting: Field Guide to 20MM Global Shipping Containers

    Urbanist
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Travel & Urban Exploration. ] Shipping containers pass by us daily on trucks, trains and ships, carrying 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo with them, but if you have ever wondered what the mysterious colors and brands really mean, you will want to keep a copy of The Container Guide by your side. A publication of the Infrastructure Observatory, this volume contains a wealth of information on virtually all of the major companies that together own and ship the planet’s 20 million containers back and forth across the globe. Produced by Tim Hwang and Craig…
 
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    Dornob

  • Grounds for Celebration: Cups + Saucers Made of Recycled Coffee

    Delana
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Have you ever wondered what happens to all of those used grounds thrown out by coffee shops around the world? Sometimes companies sell or give them away for compost, but most of the time they're just thrown out with the garbage. German designer Julian Lechner invented a brilliant new way to recycle coffee grounds into something that's both beautiful and useful. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water Espresso on a Stick? Machine-Free + Fast as Instant Coffee Lumber, Cut & Dried? Wood-Like…
  • Lofty Idea: Clever Micro Apartment Packed with Hidden Storage

    Stephanie
    22 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Sliding, stacking, transforming and compacting: the key to making a small space comfortable and functional is versatility, and this micro apartment design by Amsterdam studio Concrete is a great example of how to do it right. Designed for a hotel called Zoku, the space is no larger than an average hotel room, yet accommodates so much more than you’d expect. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners Boxed Bedroom: Monolithic Black Volumes Hide Furniture Tiny Maid’s Apartment in Paris Transformed…
  • Dancing Wood: 2 Lovely Sculptural Bent Wood Seats

    Delana
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The last thing you might think to do with these bent wood sculptures is sit on them, but that's exactly what designer Bar Lavi built them for. The bent wood stool series consists of two softly flowing wood stools constructed with only a single bolt holding each together. The darker stool was made from a single piece of beech wood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: This is How We Roll … Out a Radically Unique Chair Design Hybrid Heirloom: Wood & Plastic Fused to Fix a Family Chair Mind-Warping Wood Folding Chair Looks Curved, Packs Flat…
  • Life is But a Dream: London’s Floating Airbnb Accommodation

    Delana
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Forget England's iconic canal boats - this magical little house is Airbnb's Floating House on the River Thames. The undeniably cute home slowly drifts along the river Thames past landmarks like the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Canary Wharf, and Millennium Bridge. Standing eight meters (26 feet) tall, the home isn't just a miniature novelty. You can actually stay in it and sleep in its two bedrooms. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Uboat: Urban Houseboat for City Canals, Lakes & Streams Floating Dome Home: Off-the-Grid Geodesic Island Retreat…
  • Futuristic Pod-Based Cooker Will be Your Instant Private Chef

    Delana
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The runaway popularity of the pod-based Keurig coffee system has proven that we want personalized, single-portion options when it comes to beverages - and an Israeli startup is striving to bring the same personalization to our meals. The Genie cooker also uses pods along with natural ingredients to serve up delicious on-demand meals in less than a minute. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Cutting Board Traps Your Chopped Veg to Keep Them Safe See the Future: Real 3D Digital Building Holograms (Wow!) Hand-Held Coffee Shop: 30-Second Microwave…
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    Customized Marketing

  • 100+ Women Who Care Greater Bluffton

    Customized Marketing
    17 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    100+ Women Who Care Greater Bluffton started their own chapter in February 2015 and raised $4900 at their first meeting in April 2015.  Their new website helps potential members get forms and information they need to join and interact with this valuable fund raising organization. Visit their new site here.
  • Stress-Free Managed Sites

    Customized Marketing
    9 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    Are you tired of managing and maintaining your site? Are you always behind on wordpress and plugin updates?  Do you worry about whether you site is up all the time? We provide a hands-free method that allows you to concentrate on content for your blog or website. Learn more about stress-free managed sites. Take advantage of an introductory offer with our new value added services. Our maintenance services may be less than you are paying for your hosting now.  This pricing is in effect for limited time only.
  • Better iPhone Photos

    Customized Marketing
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Got a tip from Redmond Pie to check out this video.  It did not disappoint!  He gives you many great tips to take better product pictures with your iPhone.  Can’t wait to try this as I am sure it will help my eBay sales.    
  • Preventing Spam

    Customized Marketing
    14 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    We have a 5 minute suggestion for you.  Install a Captcha plugin so that a bot can’t post comments on your site.  You will still probably get some Spam.  We still do on our sites, but it is more manageable, and we can control it so our web host doesn’t shut us down.  Here’s a simple 1-2-3 on how to install this on your own WordPress site. Go to your dashboard and under Plugins, click add a plugin.  You can search for “recaptcha” or “captcha”.  The one we like best is Better WordPress reCAPTCHA because it integrates well with Akismet.  You can…
  • AIC Blog

    Customized Marketing
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Advanced Integrated Controls has a shiny new blog.  Keep up with information about home theater, home automation (smart home), custom audio video, technology and more. You will also find instructional videos, update information and some fun, mojo items.  Visit the AIC Blog!
 
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    Six Revisions

  • 5 Prototyping Tips That Will Improve Your Process

    Jacob Gube
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: In the middle of a design presentation, a puzzled audience member raises their hand and asks, Why is all the copy in a foreign language? It’s not a joke — but I can’t help but laugh at the countless times I’ve used lorem ipsum in a prototype, only to have it confuse someone on our team. Visual thinkers, such as designers, can easily visualize an image placeholder box as a striking photograph. In our minds, we can convert a grayscale wireframe into a beautiful website layout that has a well-crafted visual hierarchy. But for…
  • 10 Useful Resources for Learning Markdown Syntax

    Jacob Gube
    18 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Markdown is a terrific text-formatting syntax designed specifically for writers of Web content. Markdown lets you focus on your writing task by making the process of text-formatting unobtrusive. Using visual interfaces or HTML disrupts your writing flow, forcing you to pause whenever you need to format and structure your text. Markdown is easy to learn! To help you get you started writing in Markdown, check out these ten excellent tutorials and reference guides. Markdown Tutorial This interactive Markdown tutorial is short and sweet. It’s written in a fun, non-intimidating manner. Those…
  • 30 Beautiful Earth-Toned Web Designs

    Jacob Gube
    15 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Earth tones are shades of brown, green, tan, blue and other colors which are found in nature. Using earth tones in a design leads to a subtle, understated, organic look-and-feel. For design inspiration, check out these well-done web designs that use earth-toned color schemes. Grovemade IMM The Barstow Wolf & Son Wild Measure Cantina Valpolicella Negrar Hyperquake Indigy Tradestone Confections Belle Epoque Tilted Square Andy Wolf Eyewear Denise Chandler Vers Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli Brown’s Court Bakery Knuckles Industries The Boerum Serge Thoraval Electric Pulp Lucas…
  • 15 HTML Questions for Testing Your Knowledge

    Jacob Gube
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Think you know HTML? Most developers probably feel they have a good handle on modern Web standards. It's with this in mind that I offer you a challenge. Below you'll find some HTML questions that will test your familiarity and understanding of the markup language. And if you're conducting job interviews, you can use these questions to gauge a candidate's knowledge of the Web's standard markup language. You will also find questions about closely-related markup languages and standards such as XML, XHTML, and microformats in order to really test your mettle. There isn't a time limit or…
  • Grunt vs Gulp: Which One Should You Use?

    Jacob Gube
    11 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Nobody likes doing boring and repetitive tasks. The good news is we can probably make our computer do them for us. When it comes to web development build automation, there are two major players you will want to look at: Grunt and Gulp. But, which one should you go with? What are the differences between them? Which one is better? Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between Grunt and Gulp in order to help you choose the right JavaScript task runner for you. Similarities between Grunt and Gulp Grunt and Gulp can automate tedious, human-error-prone build processes…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Friday Links

    Katie
    22 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Steve Messam creates crimson bridge from 20,000 sheets of paper Now that Mad Men is over, we can enjoy it all over again with Mad Men Integrated, in small snippets at a time. Yes. Recycling Debris into Concrete Lego-Blocks (via unconsumption) Just a reminder, all the best Terrible real estate agent photographs are in one place. UNIVERSUM INCOGNITA : A Primer on the Dark Universe. Warning: might be a tad too esoteric. Elana Herzog’s Wall Panels (via drawdrawdraw) Artist Alexey Kondakov Imagines Figures from Classical Paintings as Part of Contemporary Life Science Just Invented a Simple,…
  • Push Coffee Maker by Muuto

    Katie
    22 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    Mette Duedahl’s Push Coffee Maker is made of a warm grey stoneware in a rounded shape, which seems a little friendlier to touch and hold than the normal glass carafes used in most households. You’ll find the plunger is made of steel, so no worries as to the durability of daily use, and the lid is clear plastic, allowing you to check the progress of the brew. Duedahl’s Coffee Mugs look to be excellent companions to the Push Coffee Maker; I’ll keep my eyes out for a North American retailer. Designer: Mette Duedahl for Muuto Size: 7.75″ h x 4″ dia (20x10cm) Volume: 34…
  • Karui Trays

    Katie
    22 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Pretty, jewel-tone leather contrasts nicely with the polished brass perimeters of the Karui Trays by Gam Fratesi for Skultuna. “Karui” means “light” and “soft” in Japanese (there, look at that, you learned something), which echoes the minimal feel of the circular shape and soft leather surfaces. Pair a couple up for a vanity or entry area, and try not to gravitate towards them every time you pass by. Designed by Gam Fratesi Polished brass and leather Clean with mild cleanser and soft, dry cloth Made in Sweden by Skultuna Small – 5.5″dia, $134.00…
  • Drink Rocks by Runa Klock

    Katie
    22 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Drink rocks aren’t the most appealing idea, mostly because the two words don’t sound like the best of friends. Who wants a rock in their drink? Not me…but, maybe we should be a little more open to the idea, especially because Runa Klock has made this set from soapstone and marble, and each rock has a very appealing geometric shape. Come to think of it, they’re the sort of thing I’d like to set on a bookshelf to see, or on a table to pick up and hold, so why not see if they can cool my drink? “Store the stones in your freezer, and add them to a cocktail…
  • Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Ballery

    Katie
    21 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    How about an ultra thin LED lamp to light your workspace? The Fine 500 Desk Lamp by FX Balléry has a delicate outline yet it packs a punch when it comes to light output. You get 1200 lumen, which equals out to around 75W, with only 15W of energy consumed. Let’s all approvingly nod our heads at that bullet point, and then admire that it has four preset light levels and a “Green mode” option with a sensor that turns on and off depending on movement. The Fine 400 Desk Lamp ($419) is a taller, skinnier version, measuring 17.75 x 13.75 x 5 inches (45 x 35 x 13 cm). Available in matte…
 
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    Uncrate

  • Uncrate Issue 01

    22 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    The magazine you've always wanted is back with another edition. Following Issue 00 (our beta issue), we've moved into the warmer months and a whole new collection of cars and...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Sunoco Burnt Rubber Cologne

    22 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    There's something distinctly masculine about the smell of fuel, oil, tires, and exhaust that you'll only find at the race track. At least, until now. Sunoco Burnt Rubber Cologne aims...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • MMD x Chip Foose Ford Mustang GT

    22 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    Raw power meets custom styling in the MMD x Chip Foose Ford Mustang GT. At its heart is a 5.0L V8 paired to a 2.9L Whipple supercharger, producing an absurd...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • EDC: Night Shift

    21 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    BaiFM Cardsharp Knife ($2). Schrade Survival Pen ($25). Casio G-Shock GD120N-1B3 Watch ($99). Louis Vuitton Neo Porte Cartes Wallet ($285). SOG Knives Dark Energy 214A Flashlight ($105). Nite Ize Microlight...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Pixelkabinett Arcade Machine

    21 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    The technological wonders we call modern gaming consoles have long since left traditional arcade games in the dust. Yet there's something about standing at a machine with a joystick and...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    Outblush

  • Bees Knees Spicy Honey

    19 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Some people like to taste their food. You? You like to taste the heat. You carry around a mini bottle of sriracha sauce on your keychain and always finish your...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • The Skinny

    18 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Skinny jeans. They're still "in" much to the chagrin of every woman, ever. Okay, we kid. But they do tend to be uncomfortable and, occasionally, prone to show off all...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Lee Coren Nevada Landscape Clutch

    12 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    We're itching to be out on the open road - why can't adults get summer vacation too? That's why we're loving the Lee Coren Nevada Landscape Clutch ($66); we can...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Andre Coton Carmen Shoes

    8 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Your easy, slip-on sneakers need a little more hashtag-swag right? We'd love these leopard Andre Coton Carmen Shoes ($95) if animal print was all they had going for them, but...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Hard Candy Anniversary Collection Nail Polish

    6 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    You have probably overdosed on 90s nostalgia by now, but whatever. We're majorly stoked that 90s-tacular makeup brand Hard Candy has brought back some of its iconic colors for their...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • Here are the Best Tools and Resources of 2015

    iulian
    21 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Advertise here with BSAThere’s little doubt that the Internet has become a big part of our lives. We have grown accustomed to finding most of the information we need online and spend a fair amount of our time browsing various websites. Due to these facts, web development, as well as graphic and web design are currently booming industries with numerous tools and resources dedicated to professionals in the field. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find the most adequate tools and resources available. This is why we thought we’d lend a helping hand and gather up the best ones we’ve…
  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Fashion Store iPhone App UI

    Jake Rocheleau
    15 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Advertise here with BSAMobile apps have become a profitable area for modern interface designers. Apple’s iPhone 6 has certainly built a reputation for quality apps, dense pixels, and beautiful design aesthetics. Following Apple’s iOS 8 guidelines I’ve released this DesignMag exclusive freebie PSD featuring an iPhone 6 clothing store app UI.Mobile app freebies are the perfect resources for learning about design & they can serve as great templates for customizing your own ideas in Photoshop. This PSD is 100% free to download and customize for use in any project whether…
  • Introducing WebdesignerNews.com

    Iulia David
    7 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    Advertise here with BSAA new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers.You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Webdesigner News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web.They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality designer news, fresh tools and apps, case…
  • Top Multipurpose WordPress Themes That Are Worth Using

    iulian
    6 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    Advertise here with BSAThere are many excellent multipurpose WordPress theme choices on the market today, but those listed below tend to stand out among their peers due in part to their multiple features, including more than a few features the majority of themes are, in one way or another, lacking.Several of the themes listed below have just entered the marketplace, but they have nevertheless managed to compile a number of excellent reviews and ratings in a short time.Nearly every theme on this list is worth a look, no matter what you are focusing on, such as blogging, WooCommerce, or a…
 
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Cameron Hammond

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    19 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Cameron Hammond
  • The Desert Oracle

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    18 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
    The Desert Oracle is a pocket-sized field guide to the fascinating American deserts: weird tales, ghost towns, wonderfully bizarre animals and plants, mysteries and folklore, national and state parks, slickrock arches, legends of lost mines and ships on the sand dunes, beloved authors and artists, and plenty of oddball desert characters from the past and the present. Your companion at a roadside diner, around a campfire, or in your tent or cabin as the wind and the coyotes howl outside at night. It’s for national-park adventurers and adventurous locals, film buffs and ghost hunters, lovers…
  • Evan Robarts

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    14 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    Evan Robarts
  • Polanski Vol.04

    Irwin Tobias Matutina
    7 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
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    Irwin Tobias Matutina
    7 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
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    Presentation Zen

  • The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

    Garr
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos. And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips. Much of the advice is helpful, but the enormous volume of information related to writing or telling better stories can be overwhelming. Therefore, when someone credible comes along who offers free, insanely simple yet effective advice for improving one's story, he will find a very large audience indeed. This is exactly what happened just a few years ago, all quite by accident it would seem. In 2011 Comedy Central began shooting a documentary about the…
  • Norm Macdonald: A profile of authenticity on stage

    Garr
    18 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Last Friday, viewers of David Letterman's Late Show witnessed one of the finest, heartfelt monologues ever on American late-night TV, by an emotional Norm Macdonald. A few years ago, I wrote a piece called We don't seek your perfection, only your authenticity, featuring a TED talk by Brene Brown. Brown says in her book The Gifts of Imperfection that, "Staying vulnerable is a risk we have to take if we want to experience connection." What Norm Macdonald did in his final appearance on the Late Show was beautiful, honest, and as authentic as it gets on stage. Comedian Rob Schneider called…
  • B.B. King (1925–2015): Incomparable Bluesman, Masterful Storyteller

    Garr
    15 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    View image | gettyimages.com One of the greatest storytellers of our time has died. B.B. King passed away today in Las Vegas. The legendary blues musician was 89. Please allow me to quote from presentationzen.com. This excerpt is from a post I wrote ten years ago called Presentation, blues, and tapping into your creative soul: B.B. King is a legend. No one does it like he does. He's not flashy and he doesn't try to impress with speed or technique. That's not what it's about. That's not what the blues is about. It's about telling a story and making a connection in a way that can not be…
  • Shokunin Kishitsu & The five elements of true mastery

    Garr
    9 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    Last November I dined in Tokyo with a friend who was here in Japan on business from California. My friend is the CEO of a multi-billion dollar tech company with offices worldwide, including in Japan. He's someone I greatly admire and look up to for advice, wisdom, and inspiration. He's a powerful leader, a successful business person, and a nice guy to boot. So when he said that he was absolutely shocked that I had not seen the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, I felt ashamed of my failing and placed an order for the DVD immediately on Amazon. "I can't believe you have not seen this movie!" he said.
  • Star Wars VII trailer: Storytelling & the invisible structure

    Garr
    1 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    The Star Wars storytelling universe has always provided many lessons for storytellers of all kinds. Over the years I've often referenced characters from the series or story advice from George Lucas (here, and here, and here, for example). Obviously we are all very excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theatres this December. On April 16, the second trailer to Star Wars VII was released and was viewed a staggering 88 million times in the first 24 hours. When the trailer was shown live to the audience at the Star Wars Celebration event that day in California, the crowd went…
 
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    decor8

  • Instagram Bootcamp e-course + All New Blogging Your Way

    decor8
    18 May 2015 | 5:16 am
    I am so super excited to share the rebrand and relaunch of my e-course website, Blogging Your Way and to tell you about our super special TWO WEEK e-course called Instagram Bootcamp. I was even able to buy the url (bloggingyourway.com) and the name became a registered trademark a little over a year ago. I feel good about myself and my business and am very proud of the new site and although we just launched it last night and there are still tweaks, I already love the response we’re getting. The slider images on the site were mostly* photographed by Susanne Irmer and feature friends of…
  • Homes With Heart: Summer Style Handmade Home

    decor8
    15 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Hey guys! It’s Holly Marder with another edition of Homes With Heart on decor8. For May, I’m excited to walk you through the charming, eclectic modern home belonging to blogger and maker Ingrid Janssen and her husband that feels so much like a beautiful summer day to me! I just know you’ll love the happy energy this home exudes and all of the pretty that lies within. If ever there was a Home with Heart, this is it. Let’s go… Ingrid is the founder and maker of the wood and crochet line of homewares WOOD & WOOL STOOL. Together with her husband Henk, they were long in search…
  • Dreaming of Summer

    decor8
    14 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It’s always so nice to come across a new blog or find something in general that just resonates with where your heart has wandered at the present moment. I’m thinking of the coast, flowers, tones of green, blue and peach, interesting floor and wall tiles, linen bedding, pretty cafes but also dining al fresco, fresh healthy and colorful foods, pretty cocktails to sip, clean open spaces and very bright natural light. These things are all so summer-y too. When I ran into the Style And Create tumblr site today, I felt connected to what was posted there in a big way. Here are some…
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    The Dieline

  • Concept: Whimsical Playing Cards- Collectors's Series

    Elizabeth Freeman
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
     Playing cards have been loved since the 14th century when they first became a part of popular culture. Over the centuries, some great cards designs have been created and lately we have seen a lot of beautiful creative ideas coming to life.  An example of this trend is the beautiful and interesting deck of card designed by Oksal Yesilok. The design of the “Whimsical cards” replaces the universally recognised suits of a deck of card with a new set of symbols and linear illustrations. The use of line art on this imagery nicely contrasts with the kaleidoscopic back of the…
  • Student: Aero

    Elizabeth Freeman
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Aero was a student created brand. It was designed to be both bold and playful yet with an element of sophistication. These packages were developed a toy line within the brand. The idea was to emphasize the simplistic beauty and wonder of the toys and board games familiar to so children and adults alike. Elements were stripped down to bold, simplistic vector shapes with strong hits of bright color in order to both easily communicate and also inspire joy and excitement.  Designed by Sam Thrush &Sowon LeeCountry: United StatesCity: San Francisco…
  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Elizabeth Freeman
    22 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Before you head out this Memorial weekend, be sure to check out concepts and student work we wish were real all of which would be perfect for a Memorial Day activity if they were only real. GUIZHOU MINORITIES SILKConcept Interesting things happen in design where opposing elements meet. Miao Wujian Design Studio’s concept for GUIZHOU MINORITIES SILK aims to walk the line between contemporary and classical. With illustrations of silk weavers at work and graphics inspired by Guizhou, the consumer is instantly transported to a different time and place. The images of silk flow down the…
  • Candy Land Distillery

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    OMGFO Co. has created the brand foundation for Candy Land Distilling a sugar cane Rhum. A new company that has just started this year. OMGFO Co. designed a branding that spoke to the brands product as well as it's origin. A beautiful ornate design with accents of gold and bold typography.  "Cane Land Distilling Company is Louisiana's first "Cane-to-Glass" Rhum distillery. They proudly work with local sugar plants and farmers to produce their high quality product, and they are just getting started. We were hired to create a brand foundation for their parent brand (which is…
  • indibucha

    Elizabeth Freeman
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
     A fresh and bright identity for Indibucha, a 'kombucha brew' made with probiotic, effervescent fermented tea.  The packaging, designed by Luisa Rheinlander at Manifesto Design, reflects the natural qualities of the brew and also gives it a crafted, boutique feel. Commenting on the back of the pack, Luisa Rheinlander says: “As kombucha isn't a particularly well known beverage, the label has to display information explaining what it is, as well as the benefits of the drink, which is treated typographically.”  The name of the brand is very evocative. Indibucha is a…
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    PagePlane.com

  • Phenakistoscopes of the future?

    chuck
    20 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, printers—virtually all those associated with commercial imagery—have experienced a massive shift from paper to pixels in the last 30 years. But I sense we are seeing the beginnings of some settling back to legacy media as the dust settles and we recognize that digital screens are not necessarily the best hammer for every nail. (Especially considering the fact that, in most cases, digital erases any semblance of privacy.) When you dig into how photographic and illustrative media have been used in the past, you can begin to conjure up…
  • Imprinting your logo on a ballpoint pen just doesn't cut it anymore

    chuck
    15 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    It wasn't too many years ago that the extent of custom promotional products was to have your logo printed on a coffee mug or a tote bag. The digital age has certainly changed that. Customizing and branding products is easier and, in many cases, more affordable than ever before. Republic Bike offers some compelling examples. An example of a branded bike made for Nike... The bike above is a Socrates Cargo Bike, one of Republic's Promotional and Marketing models... They also brand bikes for hotels... You can design your own here... The Republic Bike blog shows many more examples of how clients…
  • "When you guys came up with this project I thought you are totally insane."

    chuck
    13 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    One more Kickstarter-related link while we're in the neighborhood (last time we discussed Harald Geisler's Albert Einstein typeface project). Fans of the 1961, Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action are leading an effort to create a Facsimile Edition—an exact reprint. When presented with the idea, publisher Lars Müller's reaction was, "When you guys came up with this project I thought you are totally insane." An exact reproduction will be no small task. The idea is to replicate specifications exactly—in this case, 10 Pantone colors plus black, variations in paper, solid colors,…
  • Swirling, lunging quills

    chuck
    11 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    In "The Confusion", novelist Neal Stephenson describes the physicality of handwriting, "The quill swirled and lunged over the page, in a slow but relentless three steps forward, two steps back sort of process and finally came to a full stop in a tiny pool of its own ink." If you don't pay close attention today, you'd think that the fine art of writing by hand had all but disappeared. Not so. Lots of folks still maintain a beautiful hand, and people like Harald Geisler are going to keep us reminded of the richness of handwriting by reproducing the handwriting of the past. In 2013, Harald…
  • A primer about Dots Per Inch

    chuck
    8 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Sebastien Gabriel, senior visual designer for Google Chrome, has created the Designer's Guide To DPI. Here's how he defines it, "This guide is designed as a 'get started' or introductory read for the starting to intermediate designer who wants to learn or get more knowledge about cross-DPI and cross-platform design from the very beginning. No complex math and un-parseable graph, just straight forward explanations ordered in short sections for you to understand and apply directly to your design process." The DPI, PPI discussion has made my brain hurt for years. Join me in seeing if designer…
 
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    ABCD Design

  • Iris Flower Arrangements {Trade Secrets is coming!}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    13 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I absolutely love Iris of any kind. White, purple or Siberian or Bearded Iris – it doesn’t matter to me – I adore them. I’m sure you know this by now, but I always feel like I get more bang for my buck when I use a whole bunch of the same type of flower in my flower arrangements – especially when I pick up flowers from the grocery store, like I did with these ones. I had 5 bunches (of 10 stems each) that I split amongst two large arrangements for the kitchen and the library. I’m gearing up to attend Northwest Connecticut’s garden event of the…
  • {Springtime Tablescape} a Citrus Color Palette and a Simple Luncheon Menu

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    7 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    I absolutely love frequenting the Cheesemonger in Great Barrington. No store quite compares to the selection and the variety I find at Rubiner’s from week to week. Last week they had me taste something called ‘The Royal Ham’ and truly, I have never tasted ham any better. I brought some home and fried it into egg and cheese sandwiches each morning – YUM! (It was equally as good on an appetizer plate too.) Not to mention, I am completely addicted to their marinated feta. I swear we go through a good size container of it once a week! I am going to have to buy it in bulk…
  • Painted Black Kitchen Cabinets {The Rise of the Black Kitchen}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Ever since the early to mid 2000’s when Christopher Peacock made the ‘all white kitchen’ the go to look for a clean and bright kitchen renovation, I have been speculating about what would be next. I fell head over heels for the traditional look of white cabinets and soapstone counter tops for our Soho apartment back in 2006, but when every Verizon, Swiffer, and Bounty commercial started featuring adorable families in an all white kitchen – I knew deep down inside I wanted to do something different in my next kitchen space.Do you remember when we wrapped up our Country…
  • Breakfast Room Update {My Mom gifts the best Hand-Me-Downs!}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Remember how I told you I was going to inherit a beautiful foyer table for the breakfast room? Well, it arrived and now my head is whirling. I currently have the Thomas Moser dining chairs around the table (because they are the chairs we had in the Brooklyn Heights Apartment) but I think that the brown leather club chairs might end up being just the comfort level I am after in this space. I have yet to decide that I am going to completely dismantle The Country House. Until I do, the Moser Chairs will remain in place even though they don’t suit the table perfectly. And you see why I need…
  • A {nearly} Black Barn

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    As part of the improvements on the New Old Stone House, we decided to build a proper two car garage with easily accessible seasonal storage above and a sports gear ‘shed’ off the back. We started the project in earnest about two weeks ago when it became clear the ground had thawed and Spring weather was on it’s way. I learned early on that the original house design is based off of a Dutch Stone House that the original owner had seen in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Because the house had roots that originated in a rural area, we determined a barn structure would make the most…
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    Bits or pieces?

  • The Chief Internet of Things Officer

    21 May 2015 | 2:11 am
    Back in 2006, I gave a talk at EuroOSCON on Making the Web of Things which covered manufacturing methods from 3D printing to devices connected to services over the internet. I had an interest in this field and the consequences of it in every day life and used to describe its effect through a scenario known as "Any Given Tuesday" which gave a comparison of today's life against the future. I was also involved in a number of side projects (you can't learn unless you get your hands dirty) from a paper book with printed electronics (i.e. turning a paper book into an interactive device) to various…
  • The probable problem with Watson

    19 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    I like IBM Watson. It seems likely to be a roaring success. But there is a future problem in my opinion.The issue with such 'reasoning' and interpretive capabilities (unlike machine learning through patterns) is that they are relatively novel and we're still in a mode of discovery. During this time Watson will grow, it will become more refined and IBM will build a successful product and rental business.However, around 2030 (see figure 1) then such 'intelligent' agents will be on the cusp of industrialisation (the 'war' phase of economic change, the shift from product to commodity). New…
  • On 61 different forms of gameplay

    15 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Over the next year, through a series of 61 posts, I'm going to go through in some detail various forms of gameplay that can be used when you have a map of a business environment. I need to emphasise Sun Tzu's five factors in competition - purpose, climate, landscape, leadership and doctrine - however unfortunately most ignore climate & landscape (a bit like trying to use Boyd's OODA loop but ignoring the observe & orientate bit). The problem with this is that whilst the game plays can help you manipulate the landscape, if you can't see the environment then they can be downright…
  • Dear IBM, HP, ORACLE, SAP, CISCO ... v2.0

    9 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Dear IBM, HP, ORACLE, SAP, CISCO ...Since my last letter, we have heard it is not Oracle or SAP or Microsoft that is interested in buying Salesforce. Maybe that's just bluster, maybe no-one is interested in buying (or merging) or maybe it's one of you or maybe it's someone irrelevant. All of these are good options for you.However, on the off chance that someone is actually bidding for Salesforce and it's not any of you. Can I kindly suggest you consider getting together in order to buy it between you as a consortium. There is one company (Amazon) that you should not want to get their…
  • I am Old Labour

    9 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    I am Old Labour.I am a social capitalist.I view that social cohesion, competition and the common interest are of paramount and intertwined importance.I view that our purpose should be a better and fairer society for all. To create political freedom, I reject the notions of economic and social subservience. I hold to a view of  common interest above self interest. I do not view the market as a source of 'good' or our goal but a tool to be used and exploited to achieve our purpose.For me, the market is a mechanism to achieve common interests and encourage competition. It is simply an…
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    House Enthusiast

  • Juror for the AIA Connecticut Alice Washburn 2015 Award

    Katie Hutchison
    6 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    I had the pleasure of serving on the jury for the Alice Washburn Award at the Connecticut chapter of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) last week. The award is co-sponsored by Connecticut Magazine and recognizes "the thoughtful and delightful adaptation of tradition to address 21st century needs" in houses and accessory buildings. It's named for Alice Washburn who designed numerous Colonial Revival-style houses in Connecticut near her Cheshire home in the 1920s. The 2015 award winner will be published in an upcoming issue of Connecticut Magazine, so I won't let the cat out…
  • Design snapshot: Norwegian wood

    Katie Hutchison
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    I'm part Norwegian. A distant part. I've never been to Norway, but I enjoy making krumkakes for Christmas as my great grandmother did. That's about the extent of my tenuous Norwegian connection. Yet I find myself unwittingly drawn toward structures bearing the slightest hint of Norwegian influence. So it is no surprise that when I was ambling about between design shops in Cambridge a few weekends ago, I stopped dead in my tracks when I came upon the Cambridge Skating Club. I had no idea it was the Cambridge Skating Club, at the time. In fact, from the gable end, I thought it was an impressive…
  • New Small-House book tidbits: Retreat inspiration

    Katie Hutchison
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:56 pm
    KHS small screen-house/sauna schematic elevationsThere are five small retreats featured in the small-houses book I'm writing. A small retreat is a getaway like a studio, an entertaining space, a napping spot, etc. in the backyard or off on its own plum parcel. Small retreats can explore -- in an even smaller package -- many of the same design strategies that help small houses to feel comfortable, airy, and spacious despite the size of their footprint. When it came time for me to design the small retreat above, which is both a screened space and sauna, I took inspiration from not only the…
  • New Small-House book tidbits: Transformation

    Katie Hutchison
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    KHS small-house renovation/addition project in processOne of the homeowners in the small-houses book I'm writing speaks about the power of architectural transformation and its capacity to transform the lives of a home's occupants, neighbors and community. The delight we often take in "before" and "after" renovation/addition photos taps into the delight we typically take in transformation, in general. There's something about imagining the possibilities and potential that are latent in our everyday environments that draw us in and compel us forward to realize those possibilities and potential.
  • New Small-House book tidbits: Wood stoves

    Katie Hutchison
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Wood stove insert in our c. 1948 small houseWith a chill in the air and the cozy season upon us, I thought I'd share some thoughts about wood stoves, sparked by the small-houses book I'm writing. Nowadays, a wood-stove insert -- like the one we had installed in our small-house fireplace (above) -- or a freestanding wood stove is a far more efficient way to enjoy the warmth and glow of a wood fire than a conventional wood-burning fireplace. Current EPA standards for wood stoves mean they deliver more heat to your home and yield less particulate emissions. So you don't need to acquire, store,…
 
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    JUST™ Creative

  • 7 Online Business Ideas You Can Start and Run from Home

    Jacob Cass
    19 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Ravinder. One of the best ways to start your own business these days is to do it online. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars and sleepless nights to setup an online business. It can be up and running sooner than you think and for a fraction of a cost! Starting a business is easy, running it is the hard part especially in the online space, where the competition is huge. You need to drive customers to your site and engage them in a manner to ensure they keep coming back. You can use some of these online business ideas to get your foot inside the…
  • 30 Awesome Free Web Design Resources You Must Add To Your Collection

    Jacob Cass
    14 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Stacy Summers. This post contains the best websites, offering free resources for web designers. Anything from free tutorials to free PSDs, vectors, textures, patterns, fonts etc. that can be used for whatever project you might have, whether it is a web app, desktop or mobile app, graphic or web design, you get the point. So here they are: Free patterns, logos, fonts and maps: Subtle Patterns There are currently 382 high quality patterns available for free in this collection. New ones are added regularly. The Pattern Library While we are talking about…
  • 5 Must-Know Visionaries of Modern Graphic Design

    Jacob Cass
    11 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Nicole Boyer. Because we are so accustomed to the technological aspects of graphic design today, we forget that all of such work begins with ideas – creative ideas – that have existed for centuries and that have permeated our “landscape” since the printing press was invented. Indeed, many Italian graphic designers experimented with typography, once the movable type press was available. It might actually surprise people to know that the first movable type printing press was developed in China in the 11th century, 400 years before Gutenberg designed…
  • 15 Stunning Font Combinations For Your Inspiration

    Jacob Cass
    5 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Typography pairing: perhaps the single most frustrating and time-consuming task you’ll face as a designer when starting any new graphic design project. For many reasons, it’s something that’s extremely hard to get right, and despite the fact that there are literally thousands of typefaces to choose from, it’ll probably always seem as though the typeface you actually want simply doesn’t exist. Even if you do manage to pick a winning primary typeface for your design, you’ll then need to begin the painstaking process all over again in order to find yet another typeface to compliment…
  • 8 Essential Web Design Tactics To Convert Visitors into Paying Customers

    Jacob Cass
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    For businesses, the entire purpose of building a site is to ensure their website visitors turn into customers. You can have a visually-pleasing business website that is receiving tons of traffic, but if you are not successfully turning these visitors into customers, the dollars you spend on your marketing, design & development are totally worthless. There are a lot of aspects of web design that play an important role in whether you are successfully converting visitors into leads or not. Even the smallest detail could be the difference between your potential customers becoming paying…
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    Supermarket Blog

  • new wooden coasters arrived!

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Hi all, ardeola has just uploaded a new collection of wooden coasters. All pieces are laser cut from plywood, manually polished and painted, and many of them assembled like modern marquetry. Check them all and like.
  • new wooden coasters arrived!

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Hi all, ardeola has just uploaded a new collection of wooden coasters. All pieces are laser cut from plywood, manually polished and painted, and many of them assembled like modern marquetry. Check them all and like.
  • Summer 2015 Watch collection is here!

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    The spring is here as well as our new Spring/Summer 2015 watch collection! Freshen up your wardrobe with our Eternal Summer watches with colorful bright designs. They will make you feel like summer never left.
  • The Book of Everyone is coming soon

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    We are putting the final touches to our USA book – an awesome celebration of the individual and fabulously original gift for anyone from 1-101 years old. See our beautiful animated film to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ0YvqkyzOI
  • Bonjour, Bonjour…

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I’m a new fashion designer in this fabulous place. I’m so happy to present you my creations made in a French Couture spirit A bientôt … Isabel
 
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  • 35mm Photography by Jodi Melody

    antonliberant
    22 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Jodi Melody is a talented 18 years old self taught photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She shoots a lot of portrait, travel, nature and lifestyle photography. via 35mm photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Self-Taught French Artist Creates Wistful Yet Heartwarming Creatures Fallen From The Stars

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Anne-Marie Verron, a French artist, has given birth to a whole dream world. She creates textile sculptures under the name “The Bear Fallen from the Stars” (L’ours tombé des étoiles, in French). Each bear is unique and full of personality, it seems to have its very own story. Mohair and alpaca are scissor and needle sculpted to bring to life a new character. “I draw my own patterns: a same pattern can be used once or twice but I always change details and of course the materials. Consequently, I never create the same bear twice: each one is unique, even if they certainly look like…
  • The Beauty Of Finnish Winter Swimming

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    “Swimming in 4 degrees celsius water in the middle of winter is an old tradition in Finland. I created this short series of photos to show the beauty of the sport. Winter swimming is not only good for your your health but also a great way to clear your mind from trouble and stress. This will be an on going project that I will continue next winter.” – Konsta Linkola. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Illustration Pieces By Liév

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Life is an illusion is the name of illustrator Liév’s project. Cool drawings depicting a bit of twisted ideas. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Astonishing And Unusual Homes From Around The World

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    An airplane house is pictured in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. Miziara prides itself on building residential homes that resemble ancient Greek temples and Egyptian ruins, one is even built in the shape of an Airbus A380. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters) A view shows an airplane house in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters) A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford, Britain October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is 25 feet (7.6 m) long, made of fiberglass and was erected on the 41st anniversary of the…
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  • Dogs help us see things differently

    cherryflava
    21 May 2015 | 12:33 am
    Stories involving loyal dogs and their ageing masters are always dangerous ground if you have a fragile emotional trigger. This ad done by DDB Argentina called “The Man & The Dog” is an awareness film for the Argentine Liver Transplant Foundation, an NGO trying to inspire people to become organ donors. Of course the use of the music from the Pixar animated classic UP doesn’t exactly help matters when trying to resist the urge to burst into tears while watching this thing. Emotional hook ticked! If you’re feeling inspired – here’s a link to the SA Organ…
  • The pressure to be Beautiful and Happy

    cherryflava
    6 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Life is series of contrasting emotions and moments. Joy can be found in the radical fluctuations between great happiness and sadness; beauty and starkness. So why then is there such pressure to be beautiful and happy? How would you know what happy is if you’ve never experienced sadness? If all you ever had was the ecstasy of success there would be no motivation to grow; to be human. So for us, there is something particularly synthetic about ad campaigns that sell the idea of an extreme positive emotion. Two recent examples of exactly this point come from Dove and Coca Cola: Pressure to…
  • Elon Musk announces the future of energy

    cherryflava
    4 May 2015 | 10:48 pm
    The future of energy is here. Tesla’s Elon Musk announced that they will be marketing and manufacturing the Power Wall – a home-use battery modelled on the technology being used in Tesla vehicles. In this uniquely authentic presentation, Elon Musk simply states the case for the product that will change the world and makes it sound like a wonder that the world hasn’t gone in the direction of renewal energy, combined with battery storage, with great gusto before. Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are…
  • Patagonia presents: The Fisherman’s Son

    cherryflava
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Patagonia have built their brand through the telling of inspiring stories that not only make you want to buy the brand, but also change the world. Through the narrative of their environmental crusade, Patagonia have developed a compelling place in the minds of people who care about the future of the planet – almost encouraging you not to buy their stuff if you can resist it. In their latest film, Patagonia presents the story of Ramon Navarro, The Fisherman’s Son. When a visiting surfer gave a board he broke to a young boy in Punta de Lobos, Chile, he had no idea what he’d…
  • How do you see the unseen

    cherryflava
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    New things are those that have never been seen before they are seen by the people that see them first. Having the ability to see the unseen can be thought of as some kind of gift. A gift that today we call being creative. But is creativity a gift? Or is it just the ability to see what everybody else doesn’t see? How do you see the unseen? The Grinz Ball is made by Rogz and was conceptualised by Porky Hefer. It’s brilliant! It’s a ball with teeth and when held in the dog’s mouth just right – it looks like the animal is grinning at you. (As clearly illustrated here…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Cinta Vidal

    AJ
    22 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Cinta Vidal is a Spanish painter who works out of a small village near Barcelona.
  • Karaska

    AJ
    22 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Karaska is a collage artist from Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Laura Kennedy

    AJ
    22 May 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Hobart, Tasmania based artist Laura E Kennedy.
  • Kamalky Laureano

    AJ
    20 May 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Hyper-realism from Mexico City based artist Kamalky Laureano.
  • Estudio Primo

    AJ
    20 May 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Estudio Primo is the wrk of talented Spanish designer Jorge Elósegui Astrain.
 
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  • Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

    21 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw! I always love visiting Clerkenwell Design Week and discovering design on my own doorstep here in East London. This year was no exception. The show has certainly grown since 2011 with new venues and exhibitors. See a few of the beautiful pieces and displays that caught our eye from CDW2015 on the next page! TO PAGE 2 of "Clerkenwell Design Week 2015"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    21 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Inspiration of the week!!! Click the squares to find out more! As usual, this is just a taste of all that’s been inspiring me that’s over at NOTCOT.org! (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • When Plants Get Legs...

    19 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    A magical thing happens when plants get legs. They take on a whole new character! While dividing up some overgrown succulent pots, i was hunting for just about any vessel that could be a new home for the little guys… and when i came across some Android Rainbow Minis that had been rescued/adopted after some casualties at comic-con long ago, drilling a quick drainage hole or two made them the perfect bodies for these little succulents! They even get posable arms! And would probably be pretty fun as a desktop/planter army. This got me researching what other clean, simple, little vessels…
  • ELEMENT X JEREMY FISH SUMMER COLLECTION

    16 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The new Element x Jeremy Fish Summer Collection is so fun! If you’re a fan of Jeremy Fish’s zipper creatures you’ll love these! They also made an adorable animated video - check it all out on the next page! TO PAGE 2 of "ELEMENT X JEREMY FISH SUMMER COLLECTION"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Woody Work In Progress

    9 May 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Every now and then, you need to be your own client. And there’s nothing quite as mind clearing as manual labor… or as satisfying as making something you love and get to see and experience daily! So Shawn and i recently decided to set aside some time and energy and be our own clients working on a redwood gate and bench/top for our triangle that matches the fence we made! Somehow starting this all… also turned into reorganizing and sprucing up the garage shop (with the help of Bucky the trusty shop dog, of course!)… acquiring some new tools… and enjoying the…
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  • acqua di parma presents the sense of classic at palazzo cusani

    nina azzarello I designboom
    22 May 2015 | 7:15 pm
    rosa barba, massimo bartolini, simone berti, alberto garutti, armin linke, diego perrone and paola pivi have realized site-specific works that interpret the notion of 'classic' in surprising ways. The post acqua di parma presents the sense of classic at palazzo cusani appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • acer + sid lee reveal predator system with magnetic ferrofluid installation

    Nathan
    22 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    the next@acer event featured the predator system displayed above a pool of ferrofluid, an exotic liquid that forms sharp 'spikes' when affected by a magnet. The post acer + sid lee reveal predator system with magnetic ferrofluid installation appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • don’t let those sun rays go to waste with solartab

    piotr boruslawski I designboom
    22 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    at 9.7 inches by 7.6 inches, the moleskine looking solar panel has two USB ports - 2.1A and 1A, one micro USB port and incorporates a high capacity - 13 000 mAh - lithium polymer battery. The post don’t let those sun rays go to waste with solartab appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • robert debbane’s 3D printed lamps light up new york design week

    nina azzarello I designboom
    22 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    when illuminated, geometric patterns etched into the globes are revealed through dramatic; when unlit, the white exterior material is reminiscent of ancient relief sculptures. The post robert debbane’s 3D printed lamps light up new york design week appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • hoyt architects brings eclectic mix of elements together in kwink HQ

    HOYT
    22 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    the space possesses a comfortable, youthful feel due to a nicely-balanced contrast of vintage and modern pieces, with a smattering of blue elements and objects by laura de monchy. The post hoyt architects brings eclectic mix of elements together in kwink HQ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
 
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  • Some Easy Swaps and Props for Summer Decor

    Becky
    22 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you’re not going anywhere this weekend, it’s a great time to summer-fy your place. Or for those of you lucky enough to have a cottage or a summer share it’s the prime weekend to open it up and give it a zshush. Here are 10 favorite products that will help you get ready for summer.   1. Lobstahs! Go for that overt sea creature theme, because now is the time. A favorite lobster accessory of mine is the Thomas Paul Lobster Sketch Pillow. 2. Candlelight.  Get ready for some outdoor candlelight. The usual tealight holders won’t keep the breeze from blowing out…
  • 5 Must-Have Elements for The Perfect Outdoor Space

    Becky
    20 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    For many of us, the pollen is finally clearing, and it’s time to get that outdoor space spiffed up so that we can spend the maximum amount of time outdoors. What makes a great outdoor space? Here are my personal top five: 1. LIFE Even the tiniest of spaces needs plants to enliven it. Surely there is room even on the smallest of balconies for at least a potted plant or two. Consider a trellis, hanging pots or boxes that hang over the railings if you’re short on floor space. Modernica’s mid-century modern pots with stands are one of the chicest modern ways to add life to your…
  • Weekend Trip: 48 Hours in Asheville, North Carolina

    Becky
    8 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    A few weeks ago, a friend and I traveled four hours from Atlanta up to the mountains on a mission to see The Biltmore, but we found so much more in this small beautiful city.  I was gobsmacked by the striking patina on this roof as soon as we parked in the Renaissance parking lot. Asheville has it all, from the English tudor style architecture of Biltmore Village to art deco downtown, from charming Arts and Crafts bungalows and Victorian homes to the more industrial thriving River Arts District down by the railroad tracks. Night one, we hit Table. Hmmm, one-word name, some bragging about…
  • Introducing Skargaarden

    DesignPublic.com
    7 May 2015 | 8:48 am
      We are proud to announce that Design Public is now carrying Skargaarden, a brand of beautiful furniture that comes to us all the way from Gävle, Sweden. We’re going to tease you with just a few of their stunning pieces.   The pieces shown above are part of Skargaarden’s Häringe Collection.  It’s built to stand up to inclement weather, and the wooden slats are gorgeous teak. Before you get to know them a little better through photos, here’s a bit of their design philosophy: “We like to think of ourselves as part of a tradition that’s truly…
  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Becky
    5 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    I’m not sure when Americans started making such a big deal about Cinco de Mayo, but I would wager only a few of them have heard of the Battle of Puebla. I hadn’t until I looked it up five minutes ago (Thanks USAToday!) However, that’s OK. We’ll take any excuse to have some fun sipping margaritas while having fun with our friends.  In honor of the day Mexican defeated invaders, we though we’d highlight some other ways Mexico is a big winner. Winners in design of course, because that’s probably why you stopped by this particular blog after all. Beautiful…
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  • Island Hopping in the Philippines

    Donnia
    22 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Le réalisateur australien Benjamin Dowie continue de nous éblouir avec ses vidéos atmosphériques et ses voyages aux quatre coins du monde. Pour STA Travel, il est parti aux Philippines afin de réaliser un film de ce séjour. Sur une musique d’Oliver Dowie, cette vidéo nous transporte au milieu des palmiers, sous le soleil, sur une moto et sous l’eau.
  • Flock of Sheep in Tuscan Fields Photography

    Daniella
    22 May 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Lors de voyages estivaux en Italie, dans la région de Toscane, le photographe Marcin Sobas a capturé les grandes étendues verdoyantes et ensoleillées, parcourues en fin de journée par les agriculteurs rassemblant leurs bêtes. Parfois, la terre laisse jaillir de grands amas de poussières sous le tumulte des troupeaux.
  • Snoop Dogg – California Roll ft. Steve Wonder & Pharrell Williams

    Léa
    22 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Sur son album intitulé « BUSH » et produit intégralement par Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg s’est offert avec ce dernier et Steve Wonder un trio venu d’ailleurs pour le titre « California Roll ». Le clip dévoilé ces derniers jours, nous offre un voyage dans l’univers imaginaire et futuriste de Snoop Dogg, au volant d’une voiture volante, Pharrell Williams et sa dentition en or et Steve Wonder muni de son harmonica.
  • Bloody Mutilated Flags Against Female Genital Mutilation

    Donnia
    22 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    L’association anglaise 28 Too Many et l’agence Ogilvy UK ont sorti une campagne pour lutter contre les mutilations génitales des femmes. A travers des drapeaux ensanglantés et cousus comme un sexe féminin, la campagne « It Happens Here » cherche à dénoncer le fait que ce genre de pratiques existent également dans les pays d’Europe.
  • The Internet Magazine

    Donnia
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Le jeune graphiste et directeur artistique autrichien Maximilian Mauracher a imaginé ce que serait un MacBook et Internet en version magazine. A travers 70 pages de screenshots, nous pouvons découvrir la collection « Cutter the Internet » de la styliste Eva Zar, basée à Vienne. Ce travail mêle intelligemment deux domaines a priori opposés : le papier et le numérique.
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  • Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

    Mariella Moon
    22 May 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping t...
  • Amazon's 'Handmade' section takes aim at Etsy

    Timothy J. Seppala
    22 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    There's a lot to love about Etsy -- it's one of the best places on the internet to find all sorts of stuff like minimalist Captain America prints or laser-cut Deathly Hallows earrings, but shipping windows are kind of a crapshoot. That could change b...
  • Meat your match with this Tinder-swiping steak

    Andrew Tarantola
    22 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Dating apps are often characterized as 21st century "meat markets" and, thanks to this Dutch art installation, Tinder's getting uncomfortably close the real thing. The piece, appropriately called Tender, was built by four students at Leiden Universit...
  • State Dept. releases some of Hillary Clinton's emails

    Richard Lawler
    22 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Worried that your own inbox isn't keeping you busy enough? Following a judge's request to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private account on a rolling basis, the State Department posted some 296 of them to its Freedom of Information Act website...
  • 'Mad Max' meets 'Mario Kart' in this rad mash-up

    Timothy J. Seppala
    22 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Mad Max: Fury Road is already one of the year's best movies, but you know what was missing in all of director George Miller's gear grinding under the desert sun? Mario Kart's banana peels and green shells. Check out the video below for a quick look a...
 
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    TrendsNow

  • Tower House

    Mr K (boss)
    18 May 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Imaginée par le studio Gluck+ et construite dans la région de New York, une mention toute particulière pour la surprenante « Tower House », une étonnante maison de vacances conçue tout en hauteur pour limiter au maximum l’empreinte de sa construction dans ce site naturel boisé. Plus de détails en images dans … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Corvi Concrete Wine Cooler

    Mr K (boss)
    17 May 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Inspiré de la simplicité d’un rocher, coup de coeur pour le « Corvi Wine Cooler », un superbe rafraichisseur de bouteille en béton, qui a la particularité d’être également empilable, créé par le designer argentin Francisco Corvi. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale The Corvi Wine Cooler is … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The Urban Prisoner

    Mr K (boss)
    16 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Shootée par le photographe new-yorkais Matt Weber alors qu’il était chauffeur de taxi, découverte de « The Urban Prisoner », une excellente série de clichés en noir et blanc qui nous fait découvrir la ville de New York il y a 30 ans, explorant au passage toutes la gamme des émotions, de l’amour… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Paso Robles Residence

    Mr K (boss)
    6 May 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Construit dans la région viticole de Californie et largement ouverte sur l’extérieur, découverte de la superbe « Paso Robles Residence », une agréable petite villa avec piscine imaginée par le studio Aidlin Darling Design. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale Paso Robles Residence, this stunning home is surrounded … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The Modern World

    Mr K (boss)
    5 May 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Intéressante compilation de fragments d’architecture urbaine, découverte de « The Modern World », une excellente série de clichés du photographe allemand Andreas Levers. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Andreas Levers … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Free UX Videos That Will Change the Way You Work and Think for the Better.

    Lauren Cramer
    22 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    In the midst of planning this year’s User Interface 20 Conference in Boston November 2-4, we thought what better way to share the conference experience than giving you last year’s videos – for free. Watch them with your team, at your lunch break, wherever you want, whenever you want. No strings attached. All you need to do is visit the UI20 conference site to access them. Oh yeah did we tell you they are free? Two of the videos are available now. We’ll continue to add videos weekly until you have access to all nine. You can even sign up to get notified when the next video is…
  • UIETips: Designing without a Designer

    Jared Spool
    20 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    In today’s UIEtips, we’re happy to offer my latest original article. In it I discuss how designers can benefit your team in more ways than just delivering a design. Design must be infused within an entire organization to get the competitive advantage. It’s so critical that we created a conference all around this – UX Advantage Conference in Baltimore August 18,19. You’ll hear interviews from leaders at PayPal, Capital One, Marriott, and others on how they pushed the competitive advantage of design in their organization. Here’s an excerpt from the article:…
  • Steve Fisher – Content Modelling for Responsive Projects

    Sean Carmichael
    19 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    [ Transcript Available ] It’s no secret that the content on your site needs to adapt to a variety of viewing environments. Responsive and Adaptive Design have been wonderful for ensuring your design flows and displays appropriately for the multitude of devices out there. But what about your content? How can you be sure your content is in the right place, or even makes sense in these different contexts? Content Modelling is a way to develop frameworks, prioritizing your content from essential to nice-to-have. In his virtual seminar, Content Modelling: Creating Responsive Content Experiences,…
  • Improve your Mobile UX Skills with 8 Videos

    Lauren Cramer
    18 May 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Improve your Mobile UX Skills with 8 Videos Make you and your team better designers with these videos from the UX Immersion Mobile Conference. Eight UX experts share the latest techniques, proven practices, and important UX ideas. Use these videos for team lunch and learns or individual training. Pay just $99 for lifetime access for everyone on your team. Watch the videos whenever you want, as often as you want. Form Input Jason Grigsby Mobile Tutorials Theresa Neil Customer Touchpoints Chris Risdon Progressive Enhancement Aaron Gustafson & Jenn Lukas Atomic Design Brad Frost Simplicity…
  • UIETips: Style Guide Best Practices

    Jared Spool
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In today’s UIEtips, we’re happy to publish an article on Style Guides from Brad Frost. If you want to hear more from Brad on this topic, join us on June 4, when he presents our next virtual seminar, The Why & How of Successful Style Guides. Brad’s presentation will challenge you to think differently and to employ a more deliberate design system. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Pattern-based design and development requires you to blur your eyes a little bit. When creating a design system built for reuse, it’s essential to take a step back from the current context…
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  • Look, Dismantle, Understand, Rebuild

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    18 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! I think I was using an app called HotDog. It was about fifteen years ago and the web was so young that it still had smears of amniotic fluid on its chubby little cheeks. HotDog was a HTML authoring app. I can’t remember if it was just a code editor or if it had a WYSIWYG editor, but I remember the excitement I felt when it’s metallic textured (ahhhh the ’90s) logo and splash screen would popup. Upon visiting a site that grabbed my…
  • Craft Saved My Brittle Skills

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    11 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! The passion that sustained me was melting away, leaving behind skills dried so deeply they had long-ago gone brittle. The smallest winds of challenge could turn them to dust. Thinking about what craft is, what it means to me, what my version of it looks like, what my skill set looks like, I realised it was one that barely fit together. No, worse than that – it’s hardly a craft at all. It’s just mismatched skills. Each of which is set apart…
  • Practice The Process

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    4 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! I rarely played sport when I was a kid. Mostly a little basketball, but I was an average player on my best days. I think it was mostly a social thing. I showed up for the minimum amount of practice, but never did much on my own. Maybe that’s why I never practiced as I got older. I didn’t think about what I could practice – or that I could practice how I practice. It All Starts With How You Start I’ve been learning how to podcast.
  • 9 Things I Learnt From 100 Days of Writing

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    I had been trying to write regularly. A small thing, surely. Show up, tap at keys, revel in glory. But I couldn’t even show up. I’d done thirty day challenges and enjoyed the grand results they provided. They showed me that it was possible for me to show up, to learn quickly, to adapt and do something seemingly impossible. I’d read a hundred thousand words on building habits, and I’d read another few thousand every time I tried to build the one I wanted the most – writing daily. Plans would be drawn and possibilities considered. I’d think of what to do on…
  • Build Your Workshop, Find Your Focus

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! The smell of wood shavings, varnish, dust, and metal. It’s dark, for some reason; it’s always poorly lit, like it’s a level below the surface. Maybe light falls in through short windows at the top of the walls, the kind that frame a scurry of shoes hopping past. Cool but not cold, dim but not dark. Rich browns and dark greens and reds. Dirtied white rags. The soft smell of coffee in the air. This is a workshop to me. I’m not sure…
 
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    FlowingData

  • How far Frodo and Sam walked compared to real geography

    Nathan Yau
    22 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    If you read the books or watched the movies, you get the sense that Frodo and Sam walked pretty far to toss that ring in the fire. Imgur user mattsawizard compared the journey distance with some rough real-life geography. The journey was 1,350 miles, which is kind of like walking from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas. Tags: humor, Lord of the Rings
  • Rise of data art

    Nathan Yau
    22 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Data art is on the rise. Jacoba Urist for the Atlantic gets into the beginnings and its current prevalence. Art is a constant march of expansion, according to Harvey Molotch, a professor of sociology and metropolitan studies at New York University, whose research includes the sociology of art. Pop art incorporated comic books and ordinary soup cans. Edvard Munch's expressionist painting, The Scream captured the anxiety and isolation of modern life. "Now there's the digital self, the newest kid on the block and so of course, artists are there," he explained. "Art and environment are very much…
  • Power of the reveal

    Nathan Yau
    21 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hannah Fairfield, who does graphics at the New York Times, talks about using visualization to show specific narratives. Something more than just "here's some data." Tags: Hannah Fairfield, lunch talk
  • Testing broken computer colors

    Nathan Yau
    21 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Computers can calculate an infinite number of colors, but our brains can only process and see so much. This is why color spaces are important in visualization. Your code might dictate different shades, but they might look the same when you look at the visual. And it's why Scott Sievert explored the various spaces and provides an interactive for comparing various shades. We see that certain color spaces are constrained by device limitations (RGB, HED). We see that other color spaces emphasize the pigments (HSV) or other elements like additive/subtractive color (LUV, LAB). We see that certain…
  • Graduate student makes up data for fake findings

    Nathan Yau
    20 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Last month, This American Life ran a story about research that asked if you could change people's mind about issues like same-sex marriage and abortion — with just a 22-minute conversation. The research was published in Science, but Donald Green asked the publication to retract the paper recently. It seems his co-author and UCLA graduate student, Michael LaCour, made up a lot of data. Green today told me if there was no survey data, what's incredible is that LaCour produced all sorts of conclusions and evaluations of data that didn't exist. For instance, he had "a finding comparing what…
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    Innovation Lab

  • ILAB @ Internet Week Denmark

    anderssahl
    20 May 2015 | 2:01 pm
    ILAB @ Internet Week DenmarkInternet Week Denmark er en yderst begivenhedsrig uge og fyldt med inspiration og viden. Herunder finder I de arrangementer som vi hos Innovation Lab er arrangør og medvært på. Udover at dele ud af vores erfaringer vil vi selvfølgelig også selv deltage i diverse event for at søge ny viden og blive opdateret på, hvad der sker i lokalområdet og de forskellige brancher. Vi vil løbende opdatere listen med nye emner, og såfremt I skulle blive forhindrede i at deltage i et interessant arrangement, så skal I være velkommen til at kontakte den Lab Agent der…
  • CeBIT 2015 - del 2

    jarle
    7 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    CeBIT 2015 - del 2Elektroniske tatoveringer, 3D print og præsentationsværktøjer Så er det blevet tid til anden del af føljetonen fra CeBIT  2015. Som nævnt i del 1 tilbød CeBIT messen rigtig mange indtryk og perspektiver på udviklingen, nye forretningsområder og interessante produkter. Denne føljeton er tænkt som en let digestive ift. til muligheder og potentiale. iSkin Wearables får nu et ekstra niveau med elektroniske tatoveringer. Du kan således kommunikere med din pc eller smartphone simpelthen ved at trykke dig selv på armen, øret eller et helt tredje sted, hvor du har…
  • Robotdrenge på besøg

    jarle
    7 May 2015 | 1:58 am
    Robotdrenge på besøgBarobo besøger Innovation Lab Graham og David fra Barobo var i Danmark og kiggede forbi Innovation Lab for at hilse på. De er i Europa for at mødes med interesserede uddannelsessteder, udviklingshubs, retailere og beslutningstagere i forbindelse med brug og kommercialisering af deres robot teknologi. Hos Innovation Lab fik vi besøg, da vi kender dem fra vores mange inspirations ture til Silicon Valley, og fra Barobos involvering i NEXT 2011. Herunder ses en marginalt yngre Graham fra 2011 forklare om Barobo robotterne til interesserede gæster på fremtids- og…
  • Turisme og lokalområdet

    jarle
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:26 am
    Turisme og lokalområdetDer er mange eksempler på steder, der forsøger at få rejsende til at bevæge sig ud og opdage lokalområdet. Urbanauts i Wien har konverteret et loftsrum til et hotelværelse, hvor alle de almindelige faciliteter er blevet outsourcet til lokalsamfundet. De tre østrigske arkitekter bag Urbanauts tilbyder derved autentiske oplevelser til stedets gæster. Ved at tilskynde til, at de besøgende kommer ud af deres værelse og ud i gaderne får de flere oplevelser. Værelset var en tidligere skrædderbutik og er blevet renoveret til at omfatte en kingsize seng,…
  • Smarte turistoplevelser - front page

    jarle
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    Sprog Dansk Digital changes ...: oplevelserBanner Image: Link: http://ilab.dk/da/product/smarte-turistoplevelser
 
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • Double Trouble

    15 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Image by Dan Mountford Wander around London at the moment and you’re surrounded by a sea of washed out, double-exposed images. If you’re an Opera lover, there’s an entire campaign of thorny-headed women. Or perhaps you’re dreaming, just like our model below, of a trip to Canada. Those falls are SO on my bucket list… The trouble is that, for me, all I can do is think back a few years to when there was another whole spate of wistfulness. Morgan Stanley by the Martin Agency There were some Morgan Stanley people, dreaming of their bonuses… By Firedog Whilst…
  • Black Friday

    8 May 2015 | 1:44 am
  • Don’t forget our Sky_pe solution

    7 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    Yesterday’s schemozzle about the stand-off between ‘Sky’ and ‘Skype’ over the use of the shared letters in their name reminded us of our solution to this problem (shown above), which we offered to the world five years ago when this all started. Yes, let’s just put the two names together and call it quits. This then turned into a particularly bizarre series of posts, here and here. Who can forget these two…  
  • The Family Building Society

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Late last year we finished the branding for a new building society here in the UK (which is like a ‘mutual’ in the USA). We’re starting to see the scheme coming together now, so it’s time to share it more publicly. The idea for the Family Building Society brand stemmed from a ‘gap’ they have spotted in the building society market – for lending and mortgages centred specifically around families. Apparently, a lot of ‘inter-generational giving’ is happening where grandparents lend money for deposits on flats, children get help from parents to…
  • But will it stencil?

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Maybe the true test of an identity campaign isn’t ‘will it work small’ but ‘will it stencil?’ Our new identity for this year’s Brighton Festival is just starting to appear on the streets of the town, courtesy of artist Sinna One: here are some images of the work in progress. We thought from the start that this scheme would work nicely in a stencilled form. This is the third year we’ve branded the Festival campaign, and, applying the same logic, here’s last year’s ‘black sheep’… …and before that, Michael Rosen’s eyes and hands, sprayed large. There’s more…
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  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #9

    Guy Blashki
    20 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    Laser Cut DVD Sleeves Distributing large files on optical media continues to provide significant bang for your buck… even in these times of ever-cheaper flash storage. So if you’re still using discs as a way to distribute your digital wares, why not show off some creative flair with the packaging that goes along with your promotional CD, DVD or Blu-Ray? The particularly refined laser cut case pictured above comes from designer Jazz Tigen and it is a great example of the impact that can be achieved when you break away from the standard DVD sleeve. Here are a few more approaches…
  • Laser Cutting In Her Eyes

    Sam
    18 May 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Laser cut art, Daleks, dogs, hops, and clock! Above is an artwork titled “Rusty Girl” from perishable Rush. It is made from paper found on the streets of Amsterdam, comic book, magazine pages, and torn screen prints which form a ski mask around laser etched, halftone eyes and a mouth. Halftone is a printing technique that using variant sized dots to create light and shade out of photographs and is well suited to laser raster engraving on Ponoko’s own cardstock or mix it up with acrylic. After the jump, Daleks, dogs, hops, and clock… Above is a laser cut Delek…
  • Beginners Laser Cutting Cost Saving Guide: Part 2

    Guy Blashki
    18 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Keep your laser cutting costs down with the Ponoko Product Recipe Product Recipe #1 – Part 2 Jill is a graphic designer from Oakland, CA. While riding her bike to work, she was inspired to create a set of custom-made bike gear-themed coasters to sell at local bike shops and in her Etsy Store. Here Jill takes you step-by-step through the process she used to turn her idea into a profitable product with Ponoko. Making her coasters at the lowest price possible means she pockets a healthy margin selling to stores and direct to customers. You can apply these steps to your own project, or you…
  • Laser Cutting – It’s Like A Unicorn Wearing Roller Skates

    Sam
    17 May 2015 | 11:39 pm
    A laser cut unicorn, a phone dock, an Astro Boy lamp, and a mother’s day card! Above is a laser cut and etched wood floss organizer of Rasalie Gale’s iconic unicorn (on roller skates) design – here with the floss making its colorful mane. It was made by 6 By 6 Arts.  It was made using 1/4″ plywood like Ponoko’s own Veneer MDF – Cherry which allows for smooth cut edges and clean Raster Engraving. After the jump, a phone dock, an Astro Boy lamp, and a mother’s day card… Above is a laser cut wood and cedar iPhone dock from The Canvas Chicks.
  • Laser Cut Letter Stamps

    Guy Blashki
    15 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Watch this designer font break free from the digital world Amongst other things, Tyler Finck designs fonts… and quite beautiful ones at that. Looking for an interesting way to take his digital typography a little further, the font Upstater Regular was selected to be transformed into stamp blocks using a laser cutter. While we don’t get to see what the stamps will actually be used for, Tyler has posted a neat little clip of the laser cutter in action. The whole character set took 25 minutes to cut and etch, leaving him with a collection of miniature stamps that can now go on to…
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    Brian Lovin

  • Design Details: Carousel by Dropbox

    brian
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    I spent a long time trying to think of what app to cover for the next Design Details post. As of this writing, I’m approaching 400 installed apps on my phone – the search is getting harder. Carousel is one of those odd apps that slipped onto my phone when it first launched but I hadn’t returned to it for several months. Oddly enough, I had started to record a Design Details post when it first came out so I’m able to juxtapose a few design decisions that were made which have since been iterated upon and improved. If you’re a Dropbox user, Carousel makes a lot of…
  • Making Design Details

    brian
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Design Details, as a concept, is now over a year old. As a sort of public journal entry, I’d love to quickly tell the story of how this small kernel of an idea became larger than I could have ever imagined. Read the Full Story on Medium
  • Design Details: Tumblr for iOS

    brian
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    I must admit up front that I never hopped on board the Tumblr train during its meteoric rise these past few years. While I’ve taken a fair stab at setting up a few blogs, I could never quite get the app to stick with me in the same way that a personal WordPress site (or even Medium) has been able to do. That being said, I think Tumblr is one of the coolest apps in the world right now with world-class design and an extremely polished end-product. The Tumblr website is a beautiful thing in and of itself, so be sure to check that out if you’re looking for web design inspiration. But…
  • Design Details: Instagram for iOS

    brian
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Ah, Instagram. I’ll venture a guess that 99% of folks reading this have used Instagram at some point in their lives. It’s the app that changed the way we share photos with friends and followers and in a few short years has become a key tool in the app-arsenal of more than 300,000,000 people. Instagram is one of the most beautifully designed apps in the world. That’s my opinion, of course, although it would be quite the challenge to argue against the product’s unrelenting focus on keeping it simple. Other apps in the photos space emphasize features and technology while…
  • Teaser

    brian
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Things are ramping up for the Design Details Podcast! The past few weeks we’ve been getting organized, testing our equipment, scheduling with guests, enabling our feeds and prepping the website for launch. The barrier to entry for podcasting is so low right now, but it’s taking a surprising amount of front-loading to get things ready for our debut in January! This post is just a little teaser recording we put together in order to get the feed live in the iTunes store. The first full episode of Design Details is set to go live on January 5th, 2015. The first guest we’ll be…
 
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • Daily Freebie: 68 Custom Special Text Effects (AI)

    22 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    Today’s daily freebie comes from font maestro Patrick Kalange of Letterhead Fonts – a web platform dedicated to all things type.
  • Let's Play SNES - Play Online / Super Nintendo Games / Download Roms /

    22 May 2015 | 4:07 am
    Let's Play SNES is a Website to Play Super Nintendo Games Online. Play SNES Online in your browser, Flash Emulator Online, Games, Roms, Retro, Classic, SNES Online Emulator.
  • Get yourself comfortable with Windows 7

    21 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
    You are worried about using Windows Vista and want to take solace in Windows7. Then we have news for you. In order to streamline the workflow, Windows 7 is here with loads of improvements in their features. We can customize our windows 7 according to our own choice, so that it will be easier for us to navigate and resulted in time saving.
  • Flat Design vs Material Design : Which one to Choose

    21 May 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Flat design is not a trend that has just come in instead ever since Microsoft came up with it, it’s been much appreciated all over the globe. In fact, a lot many companies have been following the trend. Flat design to be precise is a minimalist user interface genre that at present is being used in different graphical UI as in websites or web applications.
  • How To Know If Your Logo Design Is Successful

    21 May 2015 | 1:21 am
    Give your logo at least one or two years before you starting asking if your logo design is a success or failure. You will start getting hints by then
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • 35mm Photography by Jodi Melody

    antonliberant
    22 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Jodi Melody is a talented 18 years old self taught photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She shoots a lot of portrait, travel, nature and lifestyle photography. via 35mm photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Self-Taught French Artist Creates Wistful Yet Heartwarming Creatures Fallen From The Stars

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Anne-Marie Verron, a French artist, has given birth to a whole dream world. She creates textile sculptures under the name “The Bear Fallen from the Stars” (L’ours tombé des étoiles, in French). Each bear is unique and full of personality, it seems to have its very own story. Mohair and alpaca are scissor and needle sculpted to bring to life a new character. “I draw my own patterns: a same pattern can be used once or twice but I always change details and of course the materials. Consequently, I never create the same bear twice: each one is unique, even if they certainly look like…
  • The Beauty Of Finnish Winter Swimming

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    “Swimming in 4 degrees celsius water in the middle of winter is an old tradition in Finland. I created this short series of photos to show the beauty of the sport. Winter swimming is not only good for your your health but also a great way to clear your mind from trouble and stress. This will be an on going project that I will continue next winter.” – Konsta Linkola. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Illustration Pieces By Liév

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Life is an illusion is the name of illustrator Liév’s project. Cool drawings depicting a bit of twisted ideas. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Astonishing And Unusual Homes From Around The World

    dmitry
    22 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    An airplane house is pictured in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. Miziara prides itself on building residential homes that resemble ancient Greek temples and Egyptian ruins, one is even built in the shape of an Airbus A380. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters) A view shows an airplane house in the village of Miziara, northern Lebanon May 12, 2015. (Photo by Aziz Taher/Reuters) A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford, Britain October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is 25 feet (7.6 m) long, made of fiberglass and was erected on the 41st anniversary of the…
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Daily Inspiration #2083

    fabiano
    22 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by adralvesartwork Found by Andrzej Jakuszko Found by berlininpieces Found by CAS Found by Emilio Rios Found by homeworlddesign Found by iamcrime Found by i manipulate Found by inspirationde Found by…
  • Sites of the Week: Apparatus, One World, Organizze and more

    fabiano
    22 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Responsive is already a must have for almost all websites, but some examples here are really well done! Take a special look at ProtectWise and One World. Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Also you can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_sites in the message. DESIGN / CSS Futuramo - futuramo.com Unique style matrix from light to bold, from square to round. Powerful instant search, tools for size, color, style, swatches. A…
  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Palitoon, Ikaros, Typo Grotesk Rounded

    paul0v2
    22 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. View all FFFF posts Palitoon by Daniel Maciel Download Palitoon Ikaros by Matt Ellis Download Ikaros Typo Grotesk Rounded by Studio Typo Download Typo Grotesk Rounded Tags: FFFFfree fontsfontsfreebiepaul0v2's blog
  • Panoramas of North Korea by Reuben Teo

    PauloGabriel
    22 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    Traveling is most definitely a great way to grow as a human being. Getting to know different realities, apart from what we understand as common and mundane, makes us put ourselves under the microscope so that we can understand more what's our role in this planet. Reuben Teo went to North Korea and managed to capture some mesmerizing panorama photographs showing us another face of a country known to most for all things but freedom or beauty. Probably it isn't known for its beauty because they lose too much time promoting other things. It is, indeed a beautiful country, with people seeking for…
  • Illustrator Showcase: Vic Bell

    abduzeedo
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    We have been featuring a lot of projects and posts about things we get inspired by, however I noticed that we haven't posted about the talent behind some of these projects. Showcasing the work of designers has always been one of the tenets of this blog and we will get back to that tradition. For this post I would love to share with you the work of Vic Bell, a super talented illustrator and designer from the North of England. I love her illustrations and style, they have a very modern visual language with thick strokes and vibrant colors. Enough of my jibber jabber and jump to her work after…
 
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • 20 Minimal Logo Templates for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s more new goodies for Access All Areas members to download this week. Worn Out Media Co. has kindly donated a pack of 20 minimal logo templates with a clean and simplistic Scandinavian style. All these logo designs make use of freely available fonts, so you can easily customise them for use in your own designs. They’re perfect for quickly creating merchandise such as t-shirt designs, or for any product or project where you need to knock up a quick logo. Worn Out Media Co. is a Creative Market store dedicated to providing design templates for designers to easily create…
  • A Mammoth Variety Pack of Design Resources. Just $29

    Chris Spooner
    20 May 2015 | 5:04 am
    When I heard the news about the Mammoth Creative Design Collection, I knew this latest bundle from Design Cuts was going to be good! This is their highest quality, most creative bundle yet. It contains 30 best selling design resources with a nice mix of fonts, vectors, textures, brushes, effects packs, mockup templates, graphics and much more, making it a fantastic variety pack to give you lots of new items to create cool stuff with! Some of the items included cost twice as much as the entire bundle, which just goes to show how much value you’re getting for the $29 price tag after that…
  • Realistic 3D Casino Style Bulb Sign Photoshop Tutorial

    Chris Spooner
    18 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create an illuminated bulb sign similar to those used on Las Vegas casinos and Broadway theaters. The sign will be created as a standalone piece of text, using Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools to simulate a hyper realistic setting within a warehouse. We’ll then add lots of subtle lighting effects to add a series of bright bulbs. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, this is your opportunity! Here’s the artwork we’ll be creating as part of this tutorial. It’s based on those…
  • 5 Quality Vector Textures for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    15 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have a brand new premium design resource for Access All Areas members today courtesy of Rob Brink, the talented Designer and Screen Printer from Brink Design Co. Rob has kindly donated Texture Pack Vol.5 from his Brink Design Co. Store. It’s a collection of 5 hand made print ready vector textures that are perfect for distressing your designs to create retro or vintage style effects. Rob Brink is a designer and screen printer currently living in Rockford, IL. He specializes in brand identity, screen printing, and hand lettering. Rob’s passion for screen printing also extends to…
  • My Line25.com Web Design Blog is For Sale on Flippa

    Chris Spooner
    13 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Are you a Web Designer who would you like to earn over $1,500 per month in passive income while boosting your freelance career? You might be interested in becoming the new owner of my Line25.com web design blog, which is currently up for auction on Flippa. After launching the site in 2009 and growing it over the past 6 years, I’ve decided now is the time to pass it on to someone else. I’ve lost interest in the web design scene, and the arrival of our baby daughter means I don’t have as much time to put into my other ventures. With 10,000+ visitors per day, 23,000+…
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    AisleOne

  • StudioSmall: Margaret Howell

    Antonio Carusone
    18 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    StudioSmall is a London-based agency that produced this lovely work for fashion brand, Margaret Howell. The work includes strategy, branding, digital, print, and environmental.
  • Bentley Intelligent Details: The Bespoke Driving Jacket

    Antonio Carusone
    15 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Last year, Bentley produced a short film shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. They’ve produced another Intelligent Details film for their bespoke driving jacket, and this one was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Two things fascinate me about this film. First, it’s amazing the level of quality the iPhone camera can produce. This film is beautiful. Granted, professional film techniques were used by pro filmmakers, but it’s incredible what can be achieved with the iPhone. The only quality the footage is still lacking is shallow depth of field. You do get some bokeh on the iPhone 6, but…
  • The Debate: The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design

    Antonio Carusone
    14 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Monacelli Press has published the first English translation of an historic 1972 debate between Dutch graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn, at Amsterdam’s Museum Fodor. Held in response to an exhibition of Van Toorn’s work at Stedelijk Museum, including student posters protesting the Vietnam War—in an era of youth culture and increasing resistance to authority, capitalism, and the power of media—the stakes were aesthetic, ethical, and politically charged. Crouwel defended his approach of neutrality and austere rationalism, attention to typography and worksmanship, and…
  • Bernard Series 1227

    Antonio Carusone
    11 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    I wrote about Bernard’s beautiful cycling kit a few years ago, and now they’ve released a new design with the Series 1227. The series includes short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, wind vest and arm warmers, and are all made in Italy. Founder and designer, Brandon Sincock, explains the design: The new kit is an evolution of the original design – working with similar elements, and a shared design sensibility, but further exploring layering & the overlapping of elements as they wrap around the body, and transition from front to back. As well, color and typography are always key elements in…
  • Site Tweaks

    Antonio Carusone
    11 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    Hey folks, I made some changes to the site, the biggest being the typeface. The site is now set in Lexia, a clean slab serif by Ron Carpenter for Dalton Maag. I’m a sucker for a nice slab serif, and Lexia is easy to read. I also applied some color, using a dark blue as the primary, and I did some minor visual clean-up. Enjoy.
 
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    CoolBoom

  • Romantic Natural Tropical House Designs with Romantic Interior by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura

    Author
    23 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    This conceptual tropical house blue print becomes the guide line for the designer to build this natural tropical house. The landscape of the blue print is show off the step of the home and the size of the home complete with the landscape of the home, that is a complete blue print ever. We can found a new conceptual design of a tropic house design in this page and we can try to mix and match with our own living space if we want. Try to make something new for our home will be one of extraordinary thing for our life and that is fun.[via] It’s the enjoyable natural tropical house ideas and the…
  • Luxury Artistic Stockholm Apartment Design and Interior

    Author
    21 May 2015 | 9:55 am
    An artistic city downtown apartment designs that we can seen in this site have a high class of living space style and we can have the similar style of the interior and color combination through brave enough to try and apply. ThisStockholm apartment design will inspire us from the living room until the end space of this apartment and we will see the luxury Stockholm apartment ideas here.[via]     A black and white apartment interior is the usual home interior around the world and in this Stockholm apartment design , the white and black interior become the main point interest of this…
  • Modern Home Fireplace Designs by Elena Colombo

    Author
    19 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Modern fireplace designs features may become one of the most necessary things for western people. This application is show the high class of the owner and helps to stay warm when the cold weather come, am I right? modern fireplace designwill make some western home look nicer and luxury. Those who have this application are those who are behaved or those who have more money than other. There is more than one style design of a home fireplace. There are simple, modern, vintage, classic, and so on. Some people try to use the similar design of their fireplace with their home interior so that there…
  • Modern Glass Dining Table Designs with Minimalist Style

    Author
    16 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    Whole of nice home dining room furniture that we are seen in this page is the necessary stuff for our dining room. Usesglass dining table will help us to make our dining room space become the center of point of view in our living space. There is the provocative modern dining room table that applies the unconventional dining room table design. The unique design of the feet will be the center of interest in our living space. One thing for sure, that entire home dining room table is inspired from minimalist home furniture inspirations.[via] A simple round glass table will be the balance stuff…
  • Pretty White Bedroom Interior and Furnishing Designs Inspirations

    Author
    14 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    This space is quite important for the humanity since this space is mostly use as the space to recharge the energy and take the deep rest. Through those clean and clear home furnishing constructions now we can see other inspiring ideas of bedroom space. This page was provide black and white bedroom applications too so that we can see more than one inspirations. We have so many inspirations so that we can choose the best one for our home. Catch up these modern white bedroom interior inspirations and knew the system of super cool home decorations system with the main spirit ofwhite bedroom…
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    Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog

  • A collection of vintage Photoshop textures

    Sabina Hona
    21 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Textures are a great way to add some depth to your designs, it can also make the designs much more realistic, if that’s what you are trying to achieve. For a vintage look-and-feel, the Photoshop textures in this post will do a great job. 1. Vintage Pattern Textures LARGE This vintage texture is designed by glass-prism […] The post A collection of vintage Photoshop textures appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 3D printed books by Tim Burtonwood

    Mirko
    21 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    Although 3D printing is gaining ground on a larger scale at quick speed, most of the 3D printing projects you’ll see are still experimental. Tim Burtonwood is one of these experimenting 3D artists who took on publishing with a whole new angle. The Chicago-based artist has become a 3D printing evangelist who works with the […] The post 3D printed books by Tim Burtonwood appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Bookmarks that look like a character’s legs are sticking out

    Mirko
    20 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    On Designer Daily, we love good books and creative bookmarks. There is no way we couldn’t feature these awesome bookmarks designed by Olena Mysnyk. On the Ukrainian designer’s Etsy shop, you can find all the characters legs that she created in the past. These feet hanging out from the book make it look like the character […] The post Bookmarks that look like a character’s legs are sticking out appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 15 cool gift ideas that were inspired by bikes

    Sabina Hona
    20 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    Are you a crazy bicycle lover? Is yes, then you have reached the right place because here we have a collection of 15 cool gift ideas that were inspired by bicycles. Get your favorite one and enjoy! 1. Bicycle pizza cutter You can buy this stylish pizza cutter here. 2. Springtime picnic basket This easy […] The post 15 cool gift ideas that were inspired by bikes appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Customizable 3D layered glass sculptures

    Mirko
    19 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Lucie Boucher and Bernie Huebner are the co-founders of Stone Ridge Glass, a company specialized in glass art. They do commission work, but their most famous product are by far the glasscapes, some cool landscapes made of layers of glass that can be moved to change the view. Technically, the artists work by hand to cut the […] The post Customizable 3D layered glass sculptures appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • Congrats to Canton CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    20 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Congratulations to Canton Central School District! Voters approved two propositions: $6.7 million  building renovations approved and a $3.21 million athletic fields improvements.
  • Another SEI Addition

    SEI Design Group
    12 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Congrats to Melissa Zeh-Gross and her husband, Casey, on the birth of their little cutie, Cullen Gross!  He was born 7lb 7oz and 20.5″ long.
  • Albany Office Supports TEARS

    SEI Design Group
    4 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Staff at the Albany Office attended a benefit for the New York Chapter of The TEARS Foundation last week. We are so proud of Brenna Uline for her work leading the NY chapter of the TEARS Foundation, which is a 501©(3) that assists families after the death of their baby from 20 weeks gestation to 1 year of life with funeral/cremation expenses, bereavement support and getting a grave marker.  They are also a partner of National Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep Initiative and are able to provide a brand new Pack n’ Play to low income families in hopes of preventing SIDS losses.
  • Team SEI at the Heart Walk

    SEI Design Group
    3 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Last week Team SEI raised $1,190 for the American Heart Association, which is awesome!  Way to go, team! It was a beautiful morning on Saturday for the 3.5 mile walk along the river.  This was the 25th annual heart walk in Rochester which raised a total of $673,000 and had 7,200 participants.
  • Congratulations Heuvelton CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Congratulations to Heuvelton Central School District on their $6.8 million capital improvement project approved by district voters yesterday.  The scope of work will include school building upgrades and sitework.  We are excited to work with them on the plans, which will go to the State Education Department for review when they are completed.
 
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  • Friday Wild Girls

    Pony
    22 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    You ready for the weekend?  These lovely ladies are! The post Friday Wild Girls appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    22 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    This proves how many of you have a dirty mind. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Kim Cloutier

    Pony
    22 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Kim Cloutier is so hot she can’t barely keep on any clothes at all. The post Kim Cloutier appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Art of Hua Tunan

    Pony
    22 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Amazing work of Hua Tunan. The post Art of Hua Tunan appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Tata Thursday

    Pony
    21 May 2015 | 1:12 pm
    On a hot day it’s nice to know someone who can provide shade for a small village with her cleavage. The post Tata Thursday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • The No.2 TID watch

    David Carlson
    20 May 2015 | 5:53 am
    The Stockholm based watch brand TID has released its second product – No.2. The idea is to make something that does not go out of style after one season, says Ola Berneståhl, CEO and co-founder of TID Watches. We want to make something clean and iconic. Our intention is that we keeping the shape during time and launching different materials. We believe that the wristwatch is more or less the only accessory that you can carry around as a man. So in this case we felt that we could not find a relevant wristwatch that was appealing enough in a lower price range, so we started of designing…
  • Sun tan patterns by Nendo

    David Carlson
    18 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    One of the defining qualities of natural leather is that the change it undergoes with years of use does not equate a reduction in quality but rather an addition of character, and this wearing-in actually results in a more attractive piece of material. It occurred to Japanese designer group Nendo that they could exploit this characteristics by using tanning oil or sunscreen to place an invisible pattern on the surface of the leather. At the time of purchase, the product would appear to be plain leather, but with use and exposure to sunlight, the pattern would gradually begin to appear. As more…
  • The Thrill of the Hunt

    David Carlson
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Predominant.ly wants to bring an element of serendipity back into the search for music, making the experience as personal and delightful as stumbling across a long-forgotten favourite in a second hand record store. You remember those dreary autumn days when you would spend hours in a record store, idly browsing the shelves, escaping the rain. You pulled an album out just like you’d looked at four hundred other albums that day, but this one, you knew, was special. You didn’t know the band, didn’t even know the kind of music they played, but from the cover alone you knew, this was going…
  • GARAGE models develop a virtual life of their own

    David Carlson
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The 8th edition of the magazine GARAGE has a multi-cover featuring five of the most sought-after models in the world at present; Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone and Binx Walton. But the readers of GARAGE will only find out what is so special about this cover when it is scanned using the GARAGE app. Then the faces of the models magically emerge from the paper and develop a virtual life of their own. Mike Meiré and his editorial designers have been responsible for the style-defining artwork since the very first edition of GARAGE. Meiré und Meiré also developed the…
  • An electronic lamp from Wästberg that provides intelligent and universal power

    David Carlson
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    One of the novelties that the Swedish lamp producer Wästberg will be introducing during the annual Stockholm Furniture Fair, 3 – 7 February, is the result of a progressive collaboration with the British design office Industrial Facility. The Industrial Facility w152 lamp is an electronic lamp that provides intelligent, universal power from three USB outlets, detecting charging requirements and managing them at their fastest rate. For a long time, lamps have been an electrical experience – the light being evidence of electrical current passed through a filament. But now modern…
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  • Bras Sofa System by Khodi Feiz for Artifort

    Kaisa
    19 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    “Why are arms on armchairs straight? This was the question posed as the inspiration for Bras (arm). This project was born from the gesture of an arm on an armchair, angled away and then towards you to follow the natural contour your arms make when sitting. At the same time this inspiration creates a distinguished visual statement which is inviting and in turn comfortable. The faceted corners in the sofa embrace you and allow you to sit in a flexible and more casual manner. For Bras we have developed a unique construction system which works independently between the seat, backrest and…
  • A Home That Floats Above The Countryside by Lab32 architecten

    Merilin
    17 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The villa caters to the taste of the residents for the outdoors. The home floats above the natural rolling countryside, and features panoramic windows that optimize the relationship between the inside and outside. The lower terrace at the back with a pool and pond connects seamlessly to the covered terrace and strengthen these relationships. The interior is designed in harmony with the villa and fits perfectly with the minimalist aesthetic pursued by the clients. Sleek and minimalist design combined with warm materials. Villa is built on the original site of a dated bungalow from the 60s. A…
  • Harbour Front-Row Seat by Luigi Rosselli Architects

    Merilin
    14 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    It is quite rare, in Woollahra Council’s municipality, to have a waterfront residence so close to the water. One gets the feeling of being in Sydney Harbour when looking out of the over-sized wafer-thin framed windows. Luigi Rosselli Architects won a limited architectural competition to develop the site by proposing to revive the existing three storey house while the competitors opted for a clean slate solution. Adaptive reuse is the best way to keep a carbon footprint small and the strategy was rewarded in this waterfront property by maintaining the foreshore building line just a few steps…
  • Sculptural Vases by Zaha Hadid & Gareth Neal

    Merilin
    12 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Initiated by the American Hardwood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture, The Wish List brings together a stellar list of architects and designers for a unique collaborative project. The project invited designers and studios to use American hardwood to create an object for an established figure in the architecture and design industry. Zaha Hadid’s brief was simple and open: to create some form of tableware made from wood. So she teamed up with Gareth Neal to craft two sculptural oak vases. The water carafe idea emerged from considering the liquid nature of Zaha Hadid’s work, but…
  • Equilibrium by Nathan Burkett

    Merilin
    10 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The garden, titled ‘Equilibrium’ has revealed some key new trends in landscaping for 2015 and signals a return to soft, useable spaces where greenery is used in place of traditional ‘hard’ landscaping elements to create structure and symmetry in nature. Some of the garden’s key features include a cantilevered arbor which wraps around the perimeter to create an architectural ‘frame’ in which the rest of the garden sits. In the centre of the garden a custom-designed fire pit is framed by two perennial garden beds which inject colour and fun to break up the formality of the…
 
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    BOOOOOOOM!

  • Kickstarter: The Light Phone by Light

    Staff
    21 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    Founded by visual artist Joe Hollier and developer Kaiwei Tang, Light aspires to provide you with “your phone away from phone”: a device that connects with your existing cellphone, but only makes phone calls, and is the size of a credit card. It’s a fantastic concept, not to mention a beautifully minimalist design. Learn more about The Light Phone and Light’s Kickstarter below!View the whole post: Kickstarter: The Light Phone by Light over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Monogrenade – Le Fantôme

    Staff
    21 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    Haunting video for “Le Fantôme” off Monogrenade’s second album Composite. Directed by Kristof Brandl and shot by cinematographer Christophe Collette, the video tells the story of a man who undergoes a procedure that allows him to revisit moments not quite frozen in time.Watch the full video below.View the whole post: Monogrenade – Le Fantôme over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • A$AP Rocky – LSD

    Staff
    21 May 2015 | 12:13 am
    At.Long.Last.A$AP doesn’t come out until June but A$AP Rocky has released another video. Directed by Dexter Navy (with A$AP Rocky getting a co-direction credit), the video complements “LSD”‘s smooth beat with lots of psychedelic transitions. Watch the video below.View the whole post: A$AP Rocky – LSD over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • The Electric Knife Orchestra Presents Stayin’ Alive

    Prosthetic Knowledge
    20 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Musical mechanical installation by Neil Mendoza is a collection of automated motorized objects that together play a well known song … with knives … video embedded below:View the whole post: The Electric Knife Orchestra Presents Stayin’ Alive over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Eero Lampinen

    Staff
    20 May 2015 | 12:40 am
    Helsinki-based illustrator and graphic designer Eero Lampinen was featured here back in April of last year after entering a July Submission. (Reminder to submit your stuff to May Submissions, going on now). More images of Lampinen’s work below.View the whole post: Eero Lampinen over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    INHABITAT

  • California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25 percent

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    22 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    As California’s drought deepens, state regulators just accepted a historic offer by a group of farmers to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 25 percent. Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta are giving up some of the water that is historically theirs to use, so long as the state does not impose deeper mandatory cuts in the future. The delta is a major part of California’s water system, and the fertile land around it produces nearly half of the fruits and vegetables grown in the United States. Read the rest of California farmers to voluntarily cut water usage by 25…
  • Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

    Lucy Wang
    22 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Read the rest of Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "wind power", Ecocapsule, Ecocapsule by Nice Architects, egg shaped architecture, egg-shaped house, micro shelter, nice architects, off grid house, off-grid architecture, portable house, rainwater collection, Solar Power, tiny house
  • California Assembly votes to ban all products with toxic plastic microbeads

    Charley Cameron
    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    California has just voted in favor of what could become the strictest ban in the U.S. on all products that contain plastic microbeads—the tiny gritty flecks found in a wide array of toothpastes and exfoliating body washes. Microbeads are typically smaller than five millimeters in diameter, but are a significant source of water pollution, with one jar of facial cleanser containing up to 300,000 tiny plastic pieces that wash down drains and accumulate in lakes, rivers and oceans. The bill to ban microbeads from California was passed this morning by the state assembly by 58 votes to 11, and…
  • 28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

    Inhabitat
    22 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Read the rest of 28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed galactica table lamp, 3D printed lamps, 3D-printed LED lamps, acorn lamps, Ameico Design, Archilume, Collector, CP Lighting, eco-friendly lighting, Edison Bulb, energy efficient lighting, Foxcat Design, Gem Bulb, Graypantsstudio, green design, green interiors, green lighting, green products, green technology, Greenfire Mobius LED and fiberoptic lighting, hanging Tearlights, Jamie Durie, LED filament bulbs, LED lighting, LEDs, Mater Design, modular NON Linear LED…
  • Rent a herd of goats on Amazon to mow your lawn

    Cat DiStasio
    22 May 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Amazon never ceases to amaze us with their product and service offerings. Sure, they started out as a speedy way to get cheap books, but those days are a faint memory as their lineup has expanded to include groceries, streaming movies, and a host of other necessities and not-so-necessary things. Now, you can turn to Amazon for your lawncare needs as well, using their Hire a Goat Grazer service to rent a herd of goats to mow your lawn. Read the rest of Rent a herd of goats on Amazon to mow your lawn Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon, goat grazing, herd of goats, hiring…
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  • Spotted! Shannon Lim

    Michele Adriaens
    20 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Nice work from Temasek Polytechnic graduate Shannon Lim, a (dixit) “non-award winning designer” skilled in the art of Visual Communication. How much do we know about Shannon? Not much, but we suggest to navigate your way around his website and take in the rest of his wonderful work.
  • Somewhere Else x GU Capsule Collection

    Michele Adriaens
    18 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Further Raconteur Dharma Bums Tomorrows Design Studio Somewhere Else‘s range of graphic t-shirts for Japanese retailer GU is out, and the designs are fantastic. (from the press release) “Each graphic is distinct and separate from the others, but the cohesive applied colours tie the collection together. The photos used on the shirts are snippets of  founder Yong’s travel photos, chosen to complement the typography, but ultimately left to the shoppers to interpret. Each chosen word and design captures a different facet of the Somewhere Else design studio, and reflects their…
  • Spotted! Erikartoon

    Michele Adriaens
    16 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    A couple of days back we came across Erika Tay’s #eyeballin Sticker Pack on stickerbombworld.com and we were drawn in by her weird and wonderful, candy-coloured style. Having graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2013 Erika aka Erikartoon now freelances, creating surreal worlds populated with one-eyed creatures, sashimi ice cream and robotic school girls …. “Ever since my first drawing of a Sailor Moon at age 7, drawing has become an outlet for me to self discovery and short holiday trips to various imaginary worlds. I am inspired by Asian sub cultures, films and…
  • Spotted! Cheryl Chong

    Michele Adriaens
    14 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Cheryl Chong designed three publications in which she pairs poetry with photography, historic facts and articles to create a visual dialogue exploring traces of time within architectural spaces and objects of significance in Singapore. Equal parts style, concept and substance, the result is an excellent final year project. “Time-Space-People is an attempt to connect time, space and people, an experimental exploration into poetic expression of space within places, based upon spatial experience through photography, video and various mediums. In hopes that through the process, these places…
  • Spotted! Keith Chong

    Michele Adriaens
    13 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Today we give a peek at the final year project of ADM Visual Communication grad Keith Chong. “Simple things around me inspire me, even a crumpled trash bag could be appreciated by its form and texture. I see the world differently and I enjoy sharing it by translating them into my works, using visuals that are both thought-provoking and communicates at unconventional angles.” Now get that portfolio up and running so that we can discover more great work!
 
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  • Concept: Whimsical Playing Cards- Collectors's Series

    Elizabeth Freeman
    22 May 2015 | 6:30 am
     Playing cards have been loved since the 14th century when they first became a part of popular culture. Over the centuries, some great cards designs have been created and lately we have seen a lot of beautiful creative ideas coming to life.  An example of this trend is the beautiful and interesting deck of card designed by Oksal Yesilok. The design of the “Whimsical cards” replaces the universally recognised suits of a deck of card with a new set of symbols and linear illustrations. The use of line art on this imagery nicely contrasts with the kaleidoscopic back of the…
  • Student: Aero

    Elizabeth Freeman
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Aero was a student created brand. It was designed to be both bold and playful yet with an element of sophistication. These packages were developed a toy line within the brand. The idea was to emphasize the simplistic beauty and wonder of the toys and board games familiar to so children and adults alike. Elements were stripped down to bold, simplistic vector shapes with strong hits of bright color in order to both easily communicate and also inspire joy and excitement.  Designed by Sam Thrush &Sowon LeeCountry: United StatesCity: San Francisco…
  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Elizabeth Freeman
    22 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Before you head out this Memorial weekend, be sure to check out concepts and student work we wish were real all of which would be perfect for a Memorial Day activity if they were only real. GUIZHOU MINORITIES SILKConcept Interesting things happen in design where opposing elements meet. Miao Wujian Design Studio’s concept for GUIZHOU MINORITIES SILK aims to walk the line between contemporary and classical. With illustrations of silk weavers at work and graphics inspired by Guizhou, the consumer is instantly transported to a different time and place. The images of silk flow down the…
  • Candy Land Distillery

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    OMGFO Co. has created the brand foundation for Candy Land Distilling a sugar cane Rhum. A new company that has just started this year. OMGFO Co. designed a branding that spoke to the brands product as well as it's origin. A beautiful ornate design with accents of gold and bold typography.  "Cane Land Distilling Company is Louisiana's first "Cane-to-Glass" Rhum distillery. They proudly work with local sugar plants and farmers to produce their high quality product, and they are just getting started. We were hired to create a brand foundation for their parent brand (which is…
  • indibucha

    Elizabeth Freeman
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
     A fresh and bright identity for Indibucha, a 'kombucha brew' made with probiotic, effervescent fermented tea.  The packaging, designed by Luisa Rheinlander at Manifesto Design, reflects the natural qualities of the brew and also gives it a crafted, boutique feel. Commenting on the back of the pack, Luisa Rheinlander says: “As kombucha isn't a particularly well known beverage, the label has to display information explaining what it is, as well as the benefits of the drink, which is treated typographically.”  The name of the brand is very evocative. Indibucha is a…
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    Cool Material

  • Zagato Maserati Mostro

    Kevin McCauley
    22 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Looks aside, this just sounds sexy. Say it with us, Zagato Maserati Mostro. Then add extremely limited edition. It’s perfect right? While its official unveil is scheduled for this weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy, Milan based coach builder extraordinaire Zagato gave a preview of their latest creation. Designed as a tribute to their 1957 Maserati 450S ‘il Mostro’, it makes sense that the new version is also made for the track but legal for ...
  • The Weekend Agenda

    Mike Newman
    22 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 1 LOOK AT THIS: Dora Yoder (NSFW) – Dora Yoder 2 READ THIS: The Sneakerheads Racing to Save Their Kicks From Decay – Wired 3 MAKE THIS: Iron Pipe Draft Tower – Because Beer 4 EAT THIS: Sweet Cajun Candied Bacon – Superman Cooks 5 SEE THIS: Sunshine Superman – Mag ...
  • Daft Punk Skateboard Decks Are Harder Better Faster Stronger

    Ben Dahl
    22 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    The artist that helps you lose yourself to dance while you’re doin’ it right one more time hoping to get lucky now also wants to help you get around the world. The latest Daft Punk branded gear is a pair of molded beechwood artisanal skateboards handmade in France by Hervet-Manufacturier. One board is orange with a blue Daft Punk logo, and the other is the exact opposite. Both boards are covered with Formica laminate, have a laser engraved “grip effect” ...
  • Machete-Shaped Spatula

    Ben Dahl
    22 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    Does the spatula you’re using while manning the grill have to look like the weapon of last resort for an 80’s action star? Of course not. That said, if you can still flip your meats with a high-quality stainless steel and oak utensil that just so happens to also look a machete you might as well. The Machete Spatula from Slam Design is exactly what it sounds like, but it also has a trio of bottle openers for when you’re ...
  • ‘Amy’ Official Trailer

    Ben Dahl
    22 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    Straight off critical acclaim and praise from Cannes comes the trailer for Amy, the documentary that tells the amazing and tragic story of Amy Winehouse. The film, that includes unseen archive footage and unheard tracks, hits theaters July 3rd.
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  • Some of the Most Popular Styles of Sliding Doors

    admin
    16 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    Sliding doors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. If you are hoping to install them, particularly in your bedroom or elsewhere in your home, then it may be useful to find out what your choices actually are. Let’s take a look, therefore, at the 10 most popular types of domestic sliding doors. Types […] The post Some of the Most Popular Styles of Sliding Doors appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • 5 Things to Look For in a New Bathroom Vanity

    admin
    7 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    If you’ve got a bathroom, you’ve probably got a bath vanity. A lot of people don’t think about these pieces of bathroom furniture. But the reality is that you’re going to be spending a lot of time at your bath vanity: brushing your teeth, applying makeup, washing your hands. It can be annoying to use […] The post 5 Things to Look For in a New Bathroom Vanity appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Get Creative with Upholstery Fabric

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Like any craft friend, I love working with high quality fabrics. They can be a little tougher to work with, but produce great results that last. You may pay a bit more for these fabrics, but that extra cost is balanced out by the great results. My favourite high quality material is upholstery fabric. Now […] The post Get Creative with Upholstery Fabric appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • ‘Smash’ alarm clock by Matthias Lange

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:36 am
    It is a really interesting design. Love it. The alarm clock ‘Smash’ visualizes the daily usage in form of deformations on the top surface of the device. The alarm is switched off by punching on the top of the alarm clock. For further information visit: www.kisd.de. The post ‘Smash’ alarm clock by Matthias Lange appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Graphics, Art, and Photography from the Obama campaign

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    ‘Following on from the James Danziger Gallery (founded in 1989,) Danziger Projects opened in November 2004 in the heart of the Chelsea art district. Focusing primarily on artists working in photography, but also exhibiting video and painting, Danziger Projects combines the presentation of new work with the rediscovery and re-assessment of work by established voices.’ […] The post Graphics, Art, and Photography from the Obama campaign appeared first on dsgnWrld.
 
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    DesignApplause

  • frida kahlo and her plants – indivisible, in life and in art.

    PRand
    21 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    frida kahlo and her plants — indivisible, in life and in art. exhibition a metaphor of her sense of place. via new york times [RK]
  • the best nycxdesign 2015 exhibits to visit at the 11th hour or later.

    PRand
    18 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    new york design week runs from from 8 > 19 may. surrounding these dates is a citywide offering of design related installations and exhibits. for visitor’s interested in taking something in on the 19th or later, here are the best. thru 19 may | sofitel times square | 45 west 44th street nyc french design connection / is back for its 34rd edtion featuring acabas, anouchka potdevin, armel soyer gallery, carpenters workshop gallery, dutko gallery, dyptique, servaire & co, valerie goodman gallery and wustenberg thru 19 may | 11 a 7p | ingo maurer showroom | 89 grand street nyc new works…
  • chicago’s original mad men.

    boo hill
    18 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    the chicago tribune today presented a flashback of the power of print, print advertising and chicago’s very own mad men. the article tells us that the hit series ‘mad men’ is set in new york, but reminds us chicago school of advertising decades earlier dominated the industry and taught east coast firms a thing or two. (above) albert lasker> a newspaper reporter and office boy later dubbed the father of modern advertising, leo burnett > ‘if it doesn’t sell, it ain’t creative’ fairfax cone> thought to have said ‘advertising is what you do when you…
  • getting from point a to b with giulio cappellini. icff 2015.

    Ron Kovach
    17 May 2015 | 4:39 am
    [DA] What’s on the top of your mind right now? [GC] Ah, many things. It’s because I’m always looking towards the future, what’s next. And more and more now, I experience a great of degree of change to an approach to design that has transpired over time. In the 50s and 60s, those early products just had to be well-constructed and beautiful. Today it’s more than just a nice shape, now there’s more emphasis on function. We also think more about scale. By scale I mean that many of our customers live in the city and their living spaces are physically smaller,…
  • apple and oculus rift virtual reality fans on pause.

    PRand
    16 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    apple and oculus rift virtual reality fans on pause. most disappointing news is windows platform chosen over apple and linux systems, at least for now. via washington post [RK]
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • The Met's Roof Garden Commission by Pierre Huyghe

    Collecting Design
    20 May 2015 | 12:42 am
    Pierre Huyghe was commissioned for the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe will be on view from May 12 through November 1, 2015 (weather permitting). read more
  • Human Harp #PlayTheBridge by Di Mainstone

    Collecting Design
    19 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Queen Mary University of London's Artist-in-Residence Di Mainstone has released a new online film made in collaboration with filmmaker Jesse D Lawrence, which reveals the voice of the Clifton Suspension Bridge for the first time. read more
  • Floating Forest Series by Michael Anastassiades

    Collecting Design
    18 May 2015 | 12:56 am
    Floating Forest Series is a minimalist design created by London-based designer Michael Anastassiades. read more
  • Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at Auction with Wright

    Collecting Design
    14 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    On May 19th Wright presents Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at auction - it is estimated to fetch a sale at $1,000,000-1,500,000. A seminal structure that foreshadows Gehry’s masterpiece in Bilbao, this unprecedented sale provides a rare opportunity to acquire an architectural masterpiece by one of the greatest architects of our time. read more
  • Doctor’s Office by Pere Buil and Toni Riba of Vora Architects

    Collecting Design
    13 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Paüls Doctor Surgery is a small cement building located in Baix Ebre, Spain. It was built for use as a doctor’s office by Pere Buil and Toni Riba of Vora Architects. The firm integrated the structure into its surrounding landscape. The building consists of one floor only, like the neighboring buildings, so that it could be integrated seamlessly. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Komono rocks!

    Carole Guevin
    22 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    What time is it?? Time to create. Just about the coolest packaging design I have ever seen. Wristbands are illustrated as well and kinda of disappear.. Amazing! Komono by Andy Rementer.
  • Cinta Pinta

    Carole Guevin
    14 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    The architectural space, day-to-day objects, are part of a metaphor of how difficult is to fit everything that shapes our daily space. _______ Using an Escher like approach conceptually – the Gravitant series by Cinta Pinta is a visual tour de force.
  • SetintheStreet

    Carole Guevin
    12 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    SetintheStreet is an ongoing art project in which Justin Bettman (and on select shoots Gozde Eker) are building elaborate sets out of unwanted materials and furniture, most of which is found on the street. Totally rad concept!
  • Allison H. Aver

    Carole Guevin
    11 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Allison Henry Aver, is a creative director and her portfolio is like a dream come true for any aspiring designer. She previously oversaw print to web of Vogue.com. _______ And now, she is rocking it and putting her stamp on Kate Spade + Saturday brand, from packaging to with interactive designs. And doing a great job at it!
  • Park Jinhan

    Carole Guevin
    11 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Park Jinhan is a graphic designer from Seoul Korea and the following suite of typographic posters are outstanding. Q-Science excellent concept! _______
 
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    Remodelista

  • Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger

    Justine Hand
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    As a former New Yorker and current owner of a wee Cape Cod cottage, I am quite familiar with both the charm and challenges of small spaces. When done well, they can feel like cozy, zen-like retreats. But often when you have to cram all your worldly possessions into one tiny space, the results can feel cramped, claustrophobic, and anything but restful. Achieving the former instead of the latter takes some conscious effort. The good news is that the key to successful small-space living might be easier than you think. It all boils down to tricking the eye into perceiving more space by…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Landscaping 101 (and a Chelsea Flower Show Sneak Peek)

    Remodelista Team
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Looking for budget-friendly backyard updates? How about garden ideas to steal from Wolf Hall—or the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show (which opens its door today)? This week's Gardenista covers a lot of fertile territory. Above: Life After Life: The Unexpected Resurrection of Mrs. Boer's Garden. Above: Wolf Hall: 12 Garden Ideas to Steal from Henry VIII's England—knot gardens, wattle fencing, and enclosed gardens included. Also read the Pros and Cons of Homemade Weed Killer. Above: Sneak Peek: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. Don't miss the ode to Vita Sackville-West,…
  • The New Homesteaders: Chelsea and James Minola's Craftsman Quarters on Bainbridge Island

    Margot Guralnick
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    How do you link good design, smart business practices, and a social conscience? James and Chelsea Minola have been having this discussion since they met as RISD industrial design students on a winter-session class in Guatemala almost 10 years ago. Just out of school, they introduced Ty, a durable and recyclable, PVC-free shower curtain, and their company, Grain, was launched. Not long after that, they followed both of their family's leads and moved to Bainbridge Island outside Seattle, where they settled in a 1901 craftsman-style farmhouse (and were joined last summer by their baby daughter,…
  • Color Stories: Pretty Spring Pastels from Colonel of Paris

    Margot Guralnick
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    In a cheery palette lifted from the makeup counter, Paris design company Colonel's new furniture collection is detailed with summery rattan. Above: Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet are the design duo behind Colonel, a Paris showroom and online shop. Shown here, Straw, Colonel's just-introduced line of beech and cane furniture, all of it fabricated in France. Above: Colonel's Straw Pendant Lamps have lacquered metal frames inset with woven cane. They come in three shapes and in coral, yellow, and black; inquire about pricing. Above: The Straw Sideboard is made of natural beech with…
  • Remodeling 101: How to Choose the Perfect White Paint

    Meredith Swinehart
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’re on an eternal quest for that home design Holy Grail: the perfect white paint. And given that spaces, lighting, moods, and personal personal preferences all vary, there are many factors to be considered—and also many right answers.  For guidance, we turned to members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory. Their advice from the trenches confirmed our hunch: As architect Amy Alper says, “It really pays to take the time to find the right white.” Here's how: Above: A white wall and stone fireplace mantel in A Fairy-Tale Castle in Belgium: The Architects' Version.
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    frog

  • Innovating for Impact: Wearables for Good

    Denise Gershbein
    21 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    A health worker measures the MUAC (mid-upper arm circumference) of a baby. Photos courtesy of UNICEF. Social impact is loosely described as an action that benefits an individual, a community, an entire population or society at large, increasing the quality of life. In more specific instances, social impact work may focus on alleviating poverty, improving healthcare services for the most vulnerable—especially women and children—or providing disaster response and relief. Throughout this spectrum of social good, mobile technologies have played an increasingly important role over the last…
  • Empowering Communities, Creating Citizens

    Kara Pecknold
    12 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    In the book, Global Competence: 50 Training Activities for Succeeding in International Business, we learn that there are at least 66 ways that we as humans differ. From what we value to how time is understood, this vast set of differences is a reminder that it can be difficult to find a means to align on a shared goal when seeking to make a change in our communities or organizations. During our experiences working with various groups, companies and organizations across the globe, frogs have found themselves continually challenged with how to overcome these differences. Since we’re always…
  • Human-Centered Design: Why Empathy Isn’t Everything

    Steve Selzer
    7 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Practitioners of human-centered design focus on the importance of empathizing with others and removing our own bias when evaluating their needs. After all, we often find ourselves designing for people who are quite different from us, with different needs, desires, and underlying value systems. But here’s the rub: we’re human too. As human translators, it is impossible to be purely objective and unbiased for precisely the same reason we’re able to empathize with others: humans are emotional beings. We need emotion to uncover insights. But empathy has a few unfortunate characteristics as…
  • The Future of Industrial Work

    Michael DelGaudio
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    If you are one of the lucky 65 million passengers to fly through Chicago’s O’Hare Airport this year, you will probably experience a delay. At some point all of us have found ourselves waiting at the airport or sitting on the tarmac in the seemingly endless line of planes queued for takeoff, giving little thought to the massive scale of today’s infrastructure and the effort it would take to improve it. To reduce congestion, O’Hare is undergoing a 10-year modernization effort that, when complete, will have consumed over 430 acres of land, displaced 2,800 people, moved almost 1,500…
  • Knowledge Workers Need an Industrial Revolution

    Timothy Morey
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    Information workers waste an inordinate amount of time orchestrating work rather than doing work. Instead of creating new content to drive our businesses, organizations, and missions forward, we spend our time looking for information and people, and then connecting and coordinating them to ensure that good decisions are made, or that other people can do their jobs. It is all terribly inefficient. There are some obvious moments when this inefficiency is exposed. For example, the technology tools that support our work—from conference bridges to projectors to screens—often fail to function…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • Save your brand from cheap web design offers

    Ben Johnson
    21 May 2015 | 1:11 am
    This is about your corporate website, your brand presence in the online market exposure. As a business entrepreneur or marketer, you must know how many benefits your website brings in for your business. That is why it is best if you save your website now from any cheap web design offer that comes your way.  [ Read More ]
  • 7 most popular Ecommerce Websites in the world

    Ben Johnson
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:01 am
    People from around the world are increasingly shopping online, which is why more and more companies are creating their own ecommerce website.Let’s have a look the world’s most popular online stores. 1.       Amazon Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. Originally, amazon started out as an online book store but soon it began selling  [ Read More ]
  • The secret behind building a successful brand

    Ben Johnson
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    It doesn’t matter if you are a big or small company. Your digital presence matters, it builds your brand.  Your viewers can easily get lost in a plethora of other brands or companies offering the same services or products as you. So the secret behind getting eminent success is to have proper digital branding, which  [ Read More ]
  • How to go about the logo maker for your business

    Ben Johnson
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    When you need a logo and a brand identity for your business, then there a few options you might want to consider how you will go for a logo maker for your business logo. Your brand identity earns recognition in the competitive market and gains positivity for the business. Many organizations strive to have such  [ Read More ]
  • Economical Companies for Logo Design

    Ben Johnson
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    If you belong to the UK, US or Australian Region; try searching for these terms cheap logo design or logo design company, and you’ll find logoinn (a five star design company) or a digital design company or any page ranging from the first or within the first five pages on Google. Logoinn is a genuine  [ Read More ]
 
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    Living Locurto

  • Dark Chocolate Citrus Candy | No-Bake Recipe

    Amy Locurto
    19 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    Need a quick and easy no bake dessert for a party? Or maybe you need a last-minute gift idea to wrap up for chocolate lover? Then this Dark Chocolate Citrus Candy is for you! This no-bake recipe only takes a few minutes and is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. You will have an amazing dessert that will be gobbled up by party guests in minutes! (more…) JOIN THE FUN & GET $50 OF FREE GIFTS  Click for details. The post Dark Chocolate Citrus Candy | No-Bake Recipe appeared first on Living Locurto.
  • Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies

    Melissa Chambers
    11 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    This simple homemade brownie recipe is for all chocolate lovers! I’m happy to have Melissa back as a contributor! She took off some time after having her adorable new baby boy. We’re all excited for her here at Living Locurto. I’m thrilled that she made her sweet comeback with my family’s favorite dessert… homemade brownies. I’ll be making this recipe as soon as I can. Enjoy! ~ Amy (more…) JOIN THE FUN & GET $50 OF FREE GIFTS  Click for details. The post Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies appeared first on Living Locurto.
  • You’re Peachy Keen! Free Printable Gift Tags

    Amy Locurto
    8 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Enjoy these cute Free Printable Gift Tags! I stopped by the farmers market yesterday and was drawn to the new crop of peaches. They not only smelled amazing, but looked delicious. Just looking at them inspired me to come up with a peach theme for gifts! Of course I had to snap a photo to save on Instagram. You might see this photo and think, so what… it’s just a bunch of peaches? Well, I like to put photos online as a reminder that something has inspired me to create art. I might design something based on the photo soon or a few months later, but at least the inspiration is…
  • Mother’s Day Printable Wall Art

    Amy Locurto
    6 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    Mother’s Day is this weekend and I’ll be visiting my mom, grandma and aunt in Oklahoma to celebrate! We don’t have many men in our lives anymore, but we are jam packed with women on both sides of the family. There are not many days that moms get recognized, so we might as well make a big deal out of Mother’s Day right? To thank all of you moms out there who are Exclusive Living Locurto members, I designed some Printable Wall art. This is to give you a little something fun to wrap up for the special moms in your life. Give this 8×10 print as a gift for…
  • Star Wars Graduation Party Printables

    Amy Locurto
    4 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    May the 4th Be with You!! If you have a graduate who is a Star Wars fan, you’ll be happy about the latest update to my Star Wars Graduation Party Printables. I just updated the files to be 2015 ready! Whether you’re hosting a preschool or senior graduation party, or just need a cute graduation gift tag, these designs will make great conversation pieces! These Graduation Party Printables are Exclusive to Living Locurto Members and email Subscribers for a limited time. Download the fun Graduation Printable Tags for FREE! (For a Limited Time) —> Sign up for my free email…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Ashley Malone’s Bright & Airy Workspace {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    18 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    Describe your office space to us: Bright, warm, feminine, creative and modern would be the first words that come to mind! To me it was important to design an office that felt like a living room…a space where you can put your feet up, feel at ease and focus on work. Since we’re a branding company, I have to say that the office also had to reflect our brand and the types of clients we attract. Where did the inspiration for your office space design come from? I really wanted the office to be bright and white, with a touch of pink! I used Pinterest quite a bit to find office…
  • How to think outside the office box: unique ways to decorate your space

    Rima Butto
    13 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Image found here. I’m all for out-of-the-box design ideas, especially when it comes to the office. I personally think that some accessories are simply too fabulous to be hidden away in a closet or bedroom vanity where no one can appreciate them. Take your fanciest pair of heels that you probably only wear twice a year – do they really deserve that kind of sad, solitary confinement? I’m here to say: let your beautiful pieces see the light! Incorporating some non-office office accessories is a great way to show off your personality and admire some of your favorite things that…
  • La Mer Collection’s Colorful and Textural Office {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    11 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Describe your office space to us. Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? My goal for this office space was efficiency and simplicity. I wanted to have a very clean, Scandinavian inspired design space that allowed our gorgeous materials to really shine – not the actual furniture.  I took inspiration from the Marikmekko studios (the Finnish design company known for its original prints and colors) and also some very high end Malibu California residences. My best friend and I worked on the design and we attended a high school founded in the arts and crafts movement…
  • FREE Ebook: Give your Office a Stylish Makeover

    The Office Stylist
    7 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Hello lovely! I am SO excited to share my very first ebook and I’m giving it away for FREE! It’s jam packed with fabulous tips and tricks, 5 ways to upgrade your office style. The great thing is, you can apply these tips to just about any space you want to makeover too. If you’re in need of my help, wish your workspace was prettier or even just need a little bit of inspiration, be sure to click here and download my ebook now.   I’m working on a ton of cool stuff right now from tutorials, checklists, design packages you can download and MUCH more. And in the next…
  • 5 Ways to Update an IKEA Dresser

    Rima Butto
    6 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    I’m all for alternative uses for furniture pieces, especially when it comes to decorating your office. While other rooms in your house have plenty of options when it comes to decor shopping, exclusively sticking to things labeled as “office furniture” can be awfully limiting. That’s why I’ve got an entire arsenal of out-of-the-box ideas for chic office furniture that doesn’t look like it came straight out of a supply catalog. One of my favorite ideas? Putting a dresser in your office. It may seem kind of odd and out of place, but dressers can actually…
 
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    Naldz Graphics

  • 33 Free Line Icon Sets You Must Have In Your Resources

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    22 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Web designing and other graphic designing usually have a theme that designers base on in creating their project. Depending on the theme they choose, they pick the particular resources and use specific techniques in order to achieve the aesthetic result they are looking for. If a designer is aiming for a simple or minimalist design, then line icons can be the resources that can help them. Below are some of the coolest Line Icons that everyone can download for free. Check them all out and find the ones that will prove useful to your current or upcoming projects. Be sure The post 33 Free Line…
  • 30 Freshly Made Free UI Kits for Grabs

    Ebrian Acebedo
    21 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    UI kits are files that consist of different elements that are used in user interface designs. These include, but re not limited to, widgets, icons, charts and graphs, etc. Whether you are creating a theme design or just want some elements like buttons and icons, UI kits can help you both in having a great design and saving time. For this post, we have searched and handpicked the best UI kits that you can download for free. Scroll down and find a variety of designs that can help you with your current or upcoming project. So come, take a peek, The post 30 Freshly Made Free UI Kits for Grabs…
  • 40+ Great Examples of Overlapped Logo Designs to Watch Out For

    Mickey Javier
    20 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    There are a lot of reasons why being a designer is something that one should be proud of. They are able to do what they love to do, and in this digital age, they are able to capitalize on their skills and even get better at it as they gain experience and recognition for their works. However, designing has also its own responsibilities. Designers are expected to always have creative ideas and make it a reality through the combination of their skills and imagination. Sometimes it can be mentally tiring to come up with fresh ideas and concepts to use. The post 40+ Great Examples of Overlapped…
  • A Collection of Effective Real Estate Brochure Designs and Layouts

    Joan Mae Maguale
    19 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    A Collection of Effective Real Estate Brochure Designs and Layouts This post consists a round up of creative brochure designs for real estate businesses. Brochures are one of the mostly used promotional materials by many businesses and corporations. It includes specific topics, information, and photographs about the products and services that are being offered. For its appearance, it must be strategically designed to make it more attractive, easy to read, and effective in reaching and engaging its target audience, which is needed especially in the competitive world of real estate. This may…
  • 35 Free And Fresh Round Icons Designers Should Have

    Ebrian Acebedo
    18 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    In making a website design or app design and even in revamping desktops, a designer uses icons that definitely affects and boosts the whole design result. But for these icons to have a positive effect to the design canvas, it should jive with the theme and of course, be easily perceivable in order for the audience to notice them immediately. To help you have useful resources in your design arsenal, we have gathered a compilation of round icons that you can definitely download for free. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and choose your The post 35 Free And Fresh…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Bigger Text is better – for legibility

    derfrankie
    6 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    Very good article that explains why larger text sizes on the web is better for both users and content providers. You can clearly see the trend in the big content websites – the font sizes are getting bigger – and that's good. Even on mobile. Designers and readers are finally arrived at the point where they understand that using more space might just make the text easier to read and even faster to go through the content even though you have to scroll. Sizing Up Readability & Legibility « Fonts.com BlogPrint designers who were accustomed to setting type at small…
  • New collection feature for Google+ finally here

    derfrankie
    5 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    The collections (as many others have said) is the feature we waited for. It might not bring Google+ to the masses, but it will enhance the experience to all of us "afficionados". I created a couple of Collections based on what I share most and if you are just interested in these kind of posts feel free to follow only those collections. I also created 2 foodie related collections which https://plus.google.com/+FrankNeulichedl/collections none of you regulars are subscribed to – so if you still want to see those go and get them. Frank Neulichedl – Beiträge –…
  • Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial Use | Web Resources | WebAppers

    derfrankie
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    I have to give webappers credit for this one … but these videos are quite useful for anyone creating some intro video for an app – or to show of your app. Ifind the green screen smartphone videos interesting and it might need some advanced video chops to pull them off – but if you have time and no money that's an option. Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial UsePexels is a huge platform for free stock photos. Many designers and bloggers use it every day to find photos for their personal and commerical projects. No The post Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial…
  • Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – The first real GoPro contender?

    derfrankie
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    This new small camera is actually really the first contender to the GoPro in my opinion. If you don't need the "action" readiness to be uber-tough and want better quality – this is a great option. Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Micro Cinema CameraIntroducing the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturized Super 16mm, professional digital film camera that is designed to be operated remotely and capture action anywhere! A revolutionary built in expansion port has PWM and S.Bus inputs so you can use a model airplane remote control to … The post Blackmagic Design:…
  • Invites to Inbox for Google Apps Accounts are here

    derfrankie
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    I've got mine yesterday and I can already say that I like it. Even though I am organized and don't feel overwhelmed by email, this app brings email to the next level. Smart filtering and contact suggestions help a lot. Now I just need to get rid of my label junk. The post Invites to Inbox for Google Apps Accounts are here appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    Dexigner

  • City of Melbourne Adopts IFI Interiors Declaration

    Dexigner
    21 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) along with the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) announced the official adoption of the IFI Interiors Declaration by the City of Melbourne.
  • World Design Impact Prize 2015-2016

    Dexigner
    13 May 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The World Design Impact Prize is seeking nominations for the 2015-2016 competition. The World Design Impact Prize is a biennial award created to celebrate, recognize, and encourage impact design projects from around the world.
  • Franz Award 2015: International Porcelain Design Competition

    Dexigner
    13 May 2015 | 9:59 pm
    The 2015 Franz International Porcelain Design Competition is now open for entries. The competition aims to provide a platform for young designers around the world to meet and gather creativity and inspiration.
  • Ze World's Next Best 3D CAD Artist

    Dexigner
    13 May 2015 | 9:39 pm
    FourSplines will launch a worldwide 3D modeling competition on May 24, 2015. Open to all champions and 3D modeling enthusiasts, the event will be held in network across the world through live broadcast on NOMADLive.tv and in person at the premises of La Gare.
  • Designing a Post-Petroleum World

    Dexigner
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Post-Petroleum Design, latest title from Routledge by George Elvin, brings together some of the best design work from the world's leading post-petroleum designers into a single resource.
 
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    Logo Design Love

  • CN logo evolution

    David Airey
    17 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    More than half a century after it was designed, Allan Fleming’s CN monogram still looks like it could’ve been created today. Designers around the world often choose it amongst their favourite marks. Here are the lesser known logos that preceded it. Much of the following information is courtesy of CN. 1852: Grand Trunk Railway CN’s logo dates back to the birth of Canada’s first major railroad, the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), a line that eventually joined others to form CN. Built originally to link Montreal and Toronto in the 1850s, GTR saw its future as an international…
  • Sky versus Skype

    David Airey
    6 May 2015 | 3:44 am
    Microsoft, who in 2011 paid $8.5bn for Skype, has been blocked from registering a trademark in Europe for Skype’s name and logo. In response to a complaint from Rupert Murdoch’s Sky, judges at the General Court of the European Union said about Skype: “Conceptually, the figurative element conveys no concept, except perhaps that of a cloud. “[That] would further increase the likelihood of the element ‘Sky’ being recognised within the word element ‘Skype’, for clouds are to be found ‘in the sky’ and thus may readily be associated with…
  • Canadian logos, lovingly preserved

    David Airey
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    “Our favourite Canadian logos, preserved in the moment in time we felt they were at their best. Some of them are no longer in use, or have been updated, for better or worse.” 1976 Summer Olympics, by Georges Huel, more info on We Made This Northern Army Preservation Society of Canada There are quite a few logos I wouldn’t have included — Tour of The Universe, Hamilton Tiger Cats (1990) to name a couple — but I like the site idea, and there are plenty of classic designs on show (many of which include the names of the designers and the year of creation). Canadian National Railway…
  • Adapting logos for small screens

    David Airey
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    The logo in the header of this site is a raster PNG file (portable network graphics). I’m unsure if it’s worth changing it to a different file format, but it was interesting to read Jeremy Frank’s mini-series about using vector SVG instead (scalable vector graphics). Detail reduction from the Argento style guide (PDF) Responsive logos, part 1: Tips for adapting logos for small screens Responsive logos, part 2: Making logos truly responsive with SVG “SVGs are a perfect fit for resolution-independent logos. Combined with CSS media queries, a touch of JavaScript, and SVG…
  • Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo

    David Airey
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Dylan Stableford of Yahoo News asked me a few quick questions about Hillary Clinton’s logo. What do you think of the logo? It’s an appropriate idea. I’d execute it slightly differently, perhaps by removing the harshness of the angles, or adding more contrast between the red and blue areas. And while there’s been a lot of negative comments on the mark, some people are too quick to knock the work of their peers. I like to remind myself of a few things before being overly critical. What makes a good political campaign logo? It should have the same traits as any good logo…
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    swissmiss

  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    22 May 2015 | 12:59 am
    – Sleeping standing up. Made me smile. (via) – Now that’s a lunch box I’d be cool with. – This is mesmerizing. So many masks. So many expressions. I want to make one. (via) – A bag after my own heart, with red dots. – Watermelon cooler bag. Fun! – I went to a concert recently and my friend smuggled in booze in Tampon Flasks! I had no idea such a thing even existed. – Bing fan of Slack here. It has completely changed how I communicate with my teams. Here’s a list of tips to make Slack even awesomer. – Best thing that came out of…
  • ♥ / Astropad

    swissmiss
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Thank you Astropad for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. Have you ever wished your iPad could work like a Wacom tablet? Discover Astropad, the #1 app for turning your iPad into a graphics tablet! Astropad transforms your iPad into a professional graphics tablet, at a fraction of the cost. Unlike traditional graphics tablets, Astropad mirrors your Mac screen live, so you can draw directly on your canvas. More than 50,000 illustrators, photographers and digital creatives around the world already love it. Download Astropad Graphics Tablet today and join our community of digital artists!
  • Red Paper Bridge

    swissmiss
    21 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    This red paper bridge is a temporary installation by British environmental artist Steve Messam and made from 22,000 separate pieces of locally-sourced paper. Beautiful.
  • Seymour Chwast

    swissmiss
    20 May 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Just launched: An archive of Seymour Chwast’s body of work. This archive is a treasure trove of epic proportions. Featuring selections from the designer’s personal collection, the site includes posters, books, packaging, typography, painting, sculpture, editorial illustrations, and ephemera from the 1940s to the present.
  • Pikaplant

    swissmiss
    20 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Pikaplant will turn your “black thumb” into a green one. Tableau system mimics nature so plants water themselves. Learn more about Pikaplant over at booooooom.com.
 
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • Asia de Cuba - New York

    21 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It's Asian cuisine engineered by a Cuban born and raised chef done with a Latin twist. It speaks true to the character of New York City as its innovative, appeals to the senses and runs the fine line between sophisticated and whimsical. There's a representation through the food of one man's dream to make it big in New York, this man being chef Luis Pous but more importantly it holds a much larger significance within a unique social context.  The menu is exquisite and genuinely original. From black bean & plantain empanadas to ginger & papaya marinated palomilla, there's something…
  • The Wave - Philip Thurston

    19 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It’s a natural phenomenon where gravity is defied and so be it is logic, a point in a vast ocean where one wave does the unnatural by going against the grain. You can either attempt to understand it or you can simply go with the flow, appreciate it and feel blessed you were there to see it. Relax the mind and appreciate with the heart.     This is in essence what photographer and writer Philip Thurston does, capturing the seldom moments which most of us may never get to see, delivering them via beautifully taken photographs. This stunning piece is far more than just a black…
  • Daniel Buren - Child's Play Exhibition, Naples

    14 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you are in Naples this summer, check out the Madre contemporary art museum’s, Child’s Play, created by by the 77-year-old French artist Daniel Buren. Buren, known for his use of bold stripes in his installations, cooperated in this work with French architect Patrick Bouchain. As his inspiration Buren used the ideas of Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel (1782-1852), the German pedagogue who created the concept – and word - of kindergarten. A large room on the museum’s first floor is now a colorful miniature city where the guests, adults and kids alike, can walk and…
  • Mama Smile - Tokyo

    9 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In this children’s indoor playground called Mama Smile, French-born, Tokyo-based architect, Emmanuelle Moureaux, has created a friendly and harmonious atmosphere that gives both children and parents a break from busy shopping. Located inside a shopping mall in the town of Mito 100 miles North East of Tokyo, Mama Smile looks deliciously inviting with its soft, muted color palette and its friendly visual language employing the simple shape of a house. Moureaux says that the colorful space is also expected to help with the growth of the mind of the child from the viewpoint of…
  • Pretty Beach House - Bouddi Peninsula, Sydney

    7 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    How do you create a powerful experience that leaves a mark on your customers? This important question continues to drive brands of all sizes to seminar after seminar. And, sometimes, some brands do get it right, and sometimes, despite substantial investment, they don't. Which is why we loved it when, in 2009, we stumbled on a small, independent Australian resort that had nailed it. In the crowded market of luxury/boutique travel emerges Pretty Beach House, nestled in the escarpment above Pretty Beach on Bouddi Peninsula, on the New South Wales Central Coast just 100 kilometres north of…
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    Lovely Package

  • Woods Coffee

    Lovely Package
    17 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Designed by Man Man Van | Country: Unites States “Woods Coffee is a family run company in Northern Washington.  They recently started their own roasting operation and it was our job to come up with a good face for the bags.  We created several variations for each individual blend, along with a few additional elements such as a cold brew bottle and illustrations for mugs.”
  • Vocation Brewery

    Lovely Package
    5 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Designed by Robot Food | Country: United Kingdom “Craft beer is riding the crest of a wave, and as microbreweries gain in popularity, brand identities are getting more expressive and creative. Robot Food’s identity for new microbrewery, Vocation, is as daring as the beer it crafts. John Hickling brews beer with distinctive, punchy flavour. Each hop forward beer stands out from the norm and names such as ‘Heart & Soul’ and ‘Divide & Conquer’ fly the flag for the brewery’s fearless attitude. Vocation’s beers are bold, brave and uncompromising and like beer, like…
  • Lighthouse Brewing Co. Explorer Series

    Lovely Package
    4 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Designed by Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. & Blended| Country: Canada “As part of an entire portfolio rebrand, St. Bernadine was asked to help create a new look for Lighthouse Brewing Co.’s “Explorer Series” family of craft beers. Lighthouse Brewing’s Explorer Series is a family of craft beers brewed for those looking for a little more in their beers; more hop, more malt, more character. This inspired a design system that was created to reflect the layers and complexity of the beers, while still honouring the hand crafted nature of the brews and remaining…
  • Nativetech

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    4 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Designed by Anagrama | Country: Mexico “Nativetech is a new brand specialized in sports nutrition supplements that help improve athletes’ performance by boosting energy, providing muscle growth potential, and supporting recovery after intense training sessions. The products are highly functional and have been developed with innovative formulas that integrate the newest nutritional components derived from the application of the latest bioengineering technologies. Our brand proposal aims at breaking away from the generic solutions that are typical of this product segment by taking a…
  • The NoMad Hotel Playing Cards

    Lovely Package
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Designed by Chad Michael | Country: United States “NoMad Playing Cards from theory11 were produced in collaboration with The NoMad Hotel in New York City. In the 19th century, The NoMad District of New York was the meeting place of the era’s elite – from Oscar Wilde to Charles Dickens, Mark Twain to Nikola Tesla. Our vision was to create a deck of cards that would serve as a monument to The NoMad. The result is a timeless blend of beauty and elegance.” “NoMad Playing Cards were inspired by actual architectural elements of The NoMad Hotel. From the fireplace in the…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • BFF 3000 Miles from Hollywood

    Duncan Macleod
    22 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    “3,000 Miles from Hollywood” is the tagline for the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) campaign is a staunch declaration that Brooklyn and its movie-making style are both physically and philosophically as far away from Hollywood as it gets. The TV, print and social media campaign illustrates comical situational comparisons using worn-out Hollywood clichés to prove that Brooklyn is a categorically different place. The campaign encourages people to recognize the difference between making a challenging independent picture and making just another movie. Rather than showcasing the big budget,…
  • KFC Colonel Sanders Returns to America

    Duncan Macleod
    21 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    KFC is marking the 75th anniversary of the Kentucky Fried Chicken brand with an advertising campaign featuring the return of Colonel Sanders. Seventy-five years ago, a feisty 65-year-old chicken salesman set out to give his neighbors the best friend chicken out there. A decade later that secret recipe and his finger lickin’ good fried chicken made Colonel Sanders one of the most recognizable men in the world. The push includes a marketing blitz with the new Colonel played by “Saturday Night Live” alum Darrell Hammond, store remodels, new packaging, new menu items, a new…
  • Jake from State Farm meets Cone Heads

    Duncan Macleod
    20 May 2015 | 3:47 pm
    State Farm is rolling out “Jake from Planet State Farm”, a Coneheads tie-in with the 2011 commercial “State of Unrest”. In the original ad Jake (Jake Stone) speaks to a couple (Justin Campbell and Caryne Shae) on the phone, mistaken by the wife for a phone sex operator. The new series brings in The Boneheads, the Saturday Night Live skit characters Beldar (Dan Aykroyd), Prymaat (Jane Curtin) and Connie (Laraine Newman). The Coneheads characters, natives of the planet Remulak debuted on Saturday Night Live in 1977, were revived in the 1993 movie, and now return in a…
  • Renault Original Parts & Evil Twins

    Duncan Macleod
    18 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Renault Buenos Aires launched its 2015 Official Service campaign reminding customers why they should always use original parts. The message is totally new and very clear: ‘They look the same until one makes trouble. Always trust original parts’. We can appreciate a set of posters featuring real twins, with one twin from each pair responsible for wreaking havoc on some individuals. But, of course, it’s impossible to guess which one did it. Credits The Renault Original Parts & Evil Twins campaign was developed at Publicis Buenos Aires, Argentina, by global creative…
  • Mobile Parking Lot

    Duncan Macleod
    17 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Christiano Neves and Fernando Barbella, two creatives living and working in London, have created The Mobile Parking Lot, a product for people with device addiction issues. Isn’t it a little bit annoying being in a meeting and seeing how some of the people you’re talking with just don’t stop staring at their phone screens? Or perhaps you’ve found yourself being the one that is not looking or paying enough attention to your interlocutors at meetings… Fact is, most of us have been exposed either passively or actively to this problem of the current times. Neves and Barbella contend that…
 
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    Bit Rebels

  • Impulse Case Adds Insane Speakers To Your iPhone 6

    Richard Darell
    17 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Have you ever wished you could crank the volume up to “insanely loud” on your iPhone? Well, that wish might just now become a wish granted with the awesome Impulse case for the iPhone 6. It’s something out of the ordinary and packs a punch that I am unsure whether any other speaker case are able to. The madness becomes real when you look at what features the case really adds to your smartphone when equipped. The creators, Michael Ward and Yoann Lechopier, has an [...]The post Impulse Case Adds Insane Speakers To Your iPhone 6 appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • State Of The Automotive Market — Why Are VW Lowering Their Prices?

    Richard Darell
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    To many, the automotive market is a complex and currently down-spiraling market. As an onlooker, it’s hard to get a good understanding just what is going on when auto manufacturers slash their prices. Is the company in financial trouble or is it just a competitive move meant to strengthen the brands position in a specific branch of the market? When it comes to Volkswagen there are several reasons why, and we are going to look at some of them in this article. VW are forever finding a [...]The post State Of The Automotive Market — Why Are VW Lowering Their Prices? appeared first on…
  • How To Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone

    Richard Darell
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Nowadays, cellphones are being used for a lot more things than just keeping in touch with our friends and loved ones. Taking pictures or filming, browsing the Web, listening to music or even enjoying some games, all these can be done by that tiny piece of technology you’re holding in your pocket. Obviously, there are average models and top-notch ones, standing out from the crowd with ease. One of the most popular handsets of the moment is Samsung Galaxy S6, the South Korean manufacturer’s flagship [...]The post How To Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • How Many Internet Users Are Fake? [Infographic]

    Richard Darell
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    As we surf the web, most of us are not aware of the high-speed technology con show that is playing out right before our very eyes. It’s not a thing that is instantly recognizable or apparent, but for webmasters and website owners all around the world, this is something that continues to be a thorn in our sides. If you just setup your website and just started digging into your traffic statistics, you should know that even though you might be impressed with what you [...]The post How Many Internet Users Are Fake? [Infographic] appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Core Values Of Successful Tech Companies [Infographic]

    Richard Darell
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    While most entrepreneurs are chasing profits, some spend their time building their companies from within. It might not be immediately apparent, however, success could be harbored up within your venture instead of in the constant optimization of numbers and margins. The more we research the clearer the picture becomes that success relies as much on the culture and beliefs of a company as in the numbers. There are virtually countless examples of this if we start looking at the most successful tech companies in the [...]The post Core Values Of Successful Tech Companies [Infographic] appeared…
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  • Grounds for Celebration: Cups + Saucers Made of Recycled Coffee

    Delana
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Have you ever wondered what happens to all of those used grounds thrown out by coffee shops around the world? Sometimes companies sell or give them away for compost, but most of the time they're just thrown out with the garbage. German designer Julian Lechner invented a brilliant new way to recycle coffee grounds into something that's both beautiful and useful. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water Espresso on a Stick? Machine-Free + Fast as Instant Coffee Lumber, Cut & Dried? Wood-Like…
  • Lofty Idea: Clever Micro Apartment Packed with Hidden Storage

    Stephanie
    22 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Sliding, stacking, transforming and compacting: the key to making a small space comfortable and functional is versatility, and this micro apartment design by Amsterdam studio Concrete is a great example of how to do it right. Designed for a hotel called Zoku, the space is no larger than an average hotel room, yet accommodates so much more than you’d expect. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners Boxed Bedroom: Monolithic Black Volumes Hide Furniture Tiny Maid’s Apartment in Paris Transformed…
  • Dancing Wood: 2 Lovely Sculptural Bent Wood Seats

    Delana
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The last thing you might think to do with these bent wood sculptures is sit on them, but that's exactly what designer Bar Lavi built them for. The bent wood stool series consists of two softly flowing wood stools constructed with only a single bolt holding each together. The darker stool was made from a single piece of beech wood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: This is How We Roll … Out a Radically Unique Chair Design Hybrid Heirloom: Wood & Plastic Fused to Fix a Family Chair Mind-Warping Wood Folding Chair Looks Curved, Packs Flat…
  • Life is But a Dream: London’s Floating Airbnb Accommodation

    Delana
    20 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Forget England's iconic canal boats - this magical little house is Airbnb's Floating House on the River Thames. The undeniably cute home slowly drifts along the river Thames past landmarks like the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Canary Wharf, and Millennium Bridge. Standing eight meters (26 feet) tall, the home isn't just a miniature novelty. You can actually stay in it and sleep in its two bedrooms. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Uboat: Urban Houseboat for City Canals, Lakes & Streams Floating Dome Home: Off-the-Grid Geodesic Island Retreat…
  • Futuristic Pod-Based Cooker Will be Your Instant Private Chef

    Delana
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The runaway popularity of the pod-based Keurig coffee system has proven that we want personalized, single-portion options when it comes to beverages - and an Israeli startup is striving to bring the same personalization to our meals. The Genie cooker also uses pods along with natural ingredients to serve up delicious on-demand meals in less than a minute. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Cutting Board Traps Your Chopped Veg to Keep Them Safe See the Future: Real 3D Digital Building Holograms (Wow!) Hand-Held Coffee Shop: 30-Second Microwave…
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  • Nixxi Rose’s Game of Thrones Iron Shoes Are Available To Order

    admin
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Nixxi Rose, fan of all things goulish, goth and gory, creates wild custom shoes in addition to her accessories, cosmetics and jewelry. Lately, the multi-talented 23 year old designer from the South of England has had her hands full cranking out high heels inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones. Initially created as a one-off art […] The post Nixxi Rose’s Game of Thrones Iron Shoes Are Available To Order appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • KILLSPENCER Premium Sporting Goods Are More Like Sporting Greats.

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Industrial designer Spencer Nikosey (a graduate from my Alma Mater, Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design)  is a self-professed craftsman at heart. What began as a personal project to create the perfect, sustainable, waterproof backpack quickly grew into a full time business that now designs and manufacturers both women’s and men’s luxury leather goods in […] The post KILLSPENCER Premium Sporting Goods Are More Like Sporting Greats. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Can You Find The Exploited Child In These Fashion Ads?

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    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here They’re actually not fashion ads at all but an effort to bring the abuse of Child Labor in Brazil to your attention. The Abrinq Foundation (Fundação Abrinq) has launched this print campaign of five ads that, at first glance, look like typical fashion industry advertisements, but upon closer inspection, reveal children “trapped” within the fabric. […] The post Can You Find The Exploited Child In These Fashion Ads? appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Beautiful Bags of Blown Glass by Anne Donzé and Vincent Chagnon.

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    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here A collaboration between jewelry and glass designer Anne Donzé and glass artist Vincent Chagnon brings us “Déballe ton sac” (Unpack your bag), a collection of unusual blown glass pieces each of which incorporates their individual talents. Vincent, a glassblower, trained in Quebec and the Czech Republic, while Anne, a pâte de verre specialist and contemporary […] The post Beautiful Bags of Blown Glass by Anne Donzé and Vincent Chagnon. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Textile Artist and Costume Designer Collaborate on The Anatomy Chair

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    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The Anatomy Chair is a recent collaboration between textile artist Pauline Kriel and costume designer Anouk Cazin. Taking a Traditional Round Back French Dining or Occasional Chair, the two transformed it into a representation of the human body by adding fabric-stuffed organs and embroidery. Chaise Anatomie /Anatomy Chair: Chair details: Making the chair: The muslin […] The post Textile Artist and Costume Designer Collaborate on The Anatomy Chair appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
 
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  • Senior Project Manager Job Opportunity at Vital

    Crystal Paradis
    18 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    Vital is looking for an organized, experienced and energized senior project manager to join our team. This is a detail-oriented role that requires a project management background and the ability to manage client expectations through proactive communication and scope management. If you’re a rock star project manager looking to join a thriving, growing creative agency, […] The post Senior Project Manager Job Opportunity at Vital appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Ultimate Guide to WordPress as an Enterprise-Level Solution

    Crystal Paradis
    14 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    You’re an enterprise company. You need a new website. You’d better start shopping for the latest complicated CMS, right? Think again. There is absolutely no need to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a proprietary enterprise content management system. Their price tag may imply that they are superior to open-source software, but this just […] The post The Ultimate Guide to WordPress as an Enterprise-Level Solution appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Why Google’s Mobile Update Will Tank Your Website’s Traffic

    Chuck McMahon
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    A mobile-friendly mushroom cloud is coming—is your website prepared? Appropriately dubbed “Mobilegeddon,” the Google algorithm update unleashed on April 21 (today) effectively ups the ante on mobile-friendly websites as a ranking signal. What this means is that companies with a mobile optimized website may begin to see a rise in SERP rankings, while those without […] The post Why Google’s Mobile Update Will Tank Your Website’s Traffic appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Welcoming Inbound Marketing Pros Emily Dowling & Sarah Brady to #TeamVital!

    Crystal Paradis
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Vital is very happy to welcome two inbound marketing pros to our team — Emily Dowling and Sarah Brady! As our inbound marketing department grows, we’ve been keeping our eye out for the very best and brightest marketers to help us grow our team and better serve our awesome clients. Emily and Sarah have the skills, experience […] The post Welcoming Inbound Marketing Pros Emily Dowling & Sarah Brady to #TeamVital! appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Genius—and Potential Dangers—of the Hamburger Icon (Flyout Menu)

    Jesse Rand
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Meet the Hamburger Icon It’s been waiting for a proper introduction for years now. You’ve seen it. Maybe it was in your Facebook app, or that paleo-vegan-kale-smoothie recipe site you visit every morning — you can’t quite pinpoint where, but you’ve seen it. If you work with Vital, there’s a 90% chance that the term “hamburger nav,” […] The post The Genius—and Potential Dangers—of the Hamburger Icon (Flyout Menu) appeared first on Vital Design.
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    Designussion

  • Barock Möbel: Der edle Trend für 2015

    badmin
    21 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Als der Barockstil im sechzehnten Jahrhundert entstand hätte sich wohl keiner der damaligen Künstler und Bauherren träumen lassen, dass die geschwungenen Formen und vergoldeten Schnörkel auch noch im Jahr 2015 ein absolutes Stil-Highlight sein würden. Was sich früher nur Könige und Fürsten leisten konnten ist heute auch für die breite Masse der Bevölkerung erschwinglich und so holen sich viele Menschen den Luxus und die Opulenz schöner Barock Möbel ins eigene Zuhause. Barock Möbel sind einer der spannendsten Einrichtungs-Trends für das Jahr 2015. Grund genug sich einmal genauer…
  • Achtgeben beim Kauf von Vorbaurolladen

    badmin
    11 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    Wer kennt das nicht, man möchte etwas kaufen, am feinsten wäre die beste Qualität und das für möglichst wenig Geld. Kleidung kann beispielsweise anprobiert werden, bei Autos gibt es die Probefahrt, doch was macht man bei einem Vorbaurolladen. Der eine handelt da nach dem was er gehört und gesehen hat, andere entscheiden aus dem Bauch heraus. Doch wie kauft man einen Vorbaurolladen richtig? Was die Farbe, Form und das Design angeht, kann man sich getrost auf den eigenen Geschmack verlassen. Kommt es jedoch zu der Frage nach Qualität und Wertigkeit, muss man sich auf die Euro Normen…
  • LED Leuchtmittel für die Innenbeleuchtung

    badmin
    6 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Sie haben viele Möglichkeiten, um eine energieeffiziente Beleuchtung herzustellen. Die beliebtesten Glühbirnen sind Halogen Glühlampen, Kompaktleuchtstofflampen (CFL) und LED Leuchtmittel. Obwohl sie zunächst mehr als traditionelle Glühbirnen kosten, sparen Sie im Laufe ihres Lebens Geld ein, da sie weniger Energie verbrauchen. Die Nutzung von LEDs LED: Eine neue Art von Licht. LED-Lampen bieten eine ähnliche Lichtqualität zu herkömmlichen Glühlampen, lasten 25 mal so lang und verwenden auch weniger Energie als die Energiesparlampen (CFLs). Neben standardisierten Schraub-Glühbirnen,…
  • Schiebetüren: Vielfältig nutzbar und schön

    badmin
    6 May 2015 | 2:11 am
    Traditionelle Schranktüren sind nicht immer die beste Lösung für einen Kleiderschrank. Gerade dann, wenn wenig Platz zur Verfügung steht sind Schiebetüren eine ideale Alternative. Durch einfaches hin und her Schieben der Türen lässt sich der Schrank problemlos öffnen und schließen. Da die Türen nicht aufgeklappt werden müssen, spart der Schrank so eine Menge Platz und kann somit auch auf engem Raum eine Menge Stauraum bieten. Schiebetüren sind jedoch nicht einfach nur praktisch. Sie sind auch in Sachen Design flexibel und bieten viele andere Einrichtungs-Möglichkeiten, die wir im…
  • Thailand Rundreise: Diese Highights sollten Sie nicht verpassen

    badmin
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    Thailand ist ein Land mit vielen Facetten. Vom bergigen Norden bis zum Süden mit seinen Traumstränden bietet es eine bunte Vielfalt an Naturschauspielen, Kulturdenkmälern, Städten und Dörfern. Als eines der beliebtesten Reiseländer Asiens ist Thailand besonders gut für den Tourismus erschlossen und ermöglicht so viele einzigartige Erlebnisse. Bei einer Thailand Rundreise hat man die Möglichkeit, das Land des Lächelns in all seiner Vielfalt kennenzulernen. Aber welche Highlights sollte man sich dabei auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen? Wir haben im folgenden Beitrag die…
 
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    Beautiful Life

  • Olive Oil by Gino’s Garden

    Jessica
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Gino’s Garden Olive Oil is the finest quality of olive oil that can be produced. What makes this olive oil so special is the short window of time (only 6 hours) in which the olives are first hand-picked from Gino Haddad’s grove and then cold pressed. Each year only a limited quantity of the olive […] The post Olive Oil by Gino’s Garden appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Crayon Business Cards

    Jessica
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Super creative Canadian artist Dorota Pankowska came up with a really creative idea of business cards made from wax crayons. The incredibly colourful selection was made using a rubber silicone mould, which Dorota poured melted crayons into before letting it all set. The final product is a chunky business card with her website address in […] The post Crayon Business Cards appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • ZA OVD 919 Family Residence in Cape Town by SAOTA

    Jessica
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    SAOTA together with interior designer Debra Parkington, have designed a new home in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. “The Brief was to create a spectacular home which encapsulated the expansive 360 degree mountain and sea views. Though views out were paramount this needed to be carefully balanced with the required privacy from within. The […] The post ZA OVD 919 Family Residence in Cape Town by SAOTA appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • VIP Aircraft Cabin by Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa

    Jessica
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Mercedes-Benz style and Lufthansa collaborate to present at 2015 EBACE ( European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition), a concept that escapes from familiar plane interiors and embraces an entirely different design approach for short and medium haul aircrafts. The floor, wall and ceiling flow into each other while the furniture merges seamlessly with the cabin […] The post VIP Aircraft Cabin by Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

    Jessica
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    PowerUp 3.0 turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine! The process is very simple, create your paper airplane, attach the PowerUp 3.0 smart module, and connect it via Bluetooth to the app on your smartphone (Android & iOS). You can then push throttle to full and launch the paper airplane high up […] The post PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane appeared first on Beautiful Life.
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    The Pro Designer

  • 5 Simple Steps to Set up a Website Using a Free Web Template

    Pro Designer
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Setting up a website may not sound easy, but using a free website template can certainly make the process of building an online presence much quicker, cheaper and easier. Following these five simple steps and using a free website template could soon see you having a great looking website in next to no time at all! The internet world can seem a little foreign to those with little or no experience. This article will try to teach you the basics. So… what are we waiting for?!? Let’s get started shall we? Step One – Domain Registration Domain registration simply registers a chosen domain…
  • The Web Design Psychology

    Pro Designer
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    A good website design is important and should be noticeable at once to those who will visit your site. Many will appreciate the value of a good design as compared to other websites. An instant judgment may be made on its relevance and quality when you see a certain website for the first time, that’s what you call first impression. There is a study saying that the first impression will be analyzed by the readers followed by the website components like professionalism and content. This goes to show really that a good first impression is essential. This is simply because of recognition. Our…
  • The Design Atmosphere

    Pro Designer
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Atmosphere or environments easily make anyone uneasy and apprehensive. This is mainly due to many factors including but not limited to general disorganization, bad lighting or clashing colors in the surroundings. However, the biggest perpetrator is usually the mess and the clutter that disagree with your work flow. Clutter is the usual enemy of your surroundings. More often than not it results to chaos and disarray that can disrupt your work which serves as a counter-productive thing hanging in your life. When disorder takes place, you will get uneasy, things that are out of place and…
  • The Secret to Securing New Clients

    Pro Designer
    19 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve been working hard recently pitching to new prospects and clients; while retaining the quality to my current customers. This has meant improving my efficiency and productivity, but hey; what’s life without a worthy challenge, right? My search, however, was a little more reminiscent of my earlier days than I would have liked. Trying to get my foot back through the door was tough at first, and I was surprised by how my pitching skills seemed to be inferior to those of other freelancers. Polishing up the Pitching Technique Believe me, several consecutive rejections can be incredibly…
  • Assessment of the CNN Logo

    Pro Designer
    18 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    CNN, otherwise known as the Cable News Network, was established in 1980 by Ted Turner. It was the first broadcasting company to offer the audience a 24 hour news channel. This has been so popular with a modern audience that other competitors have adopted a similar approach to new broadcasting. Since its start, CNN has passed through various hands; however, the logo has remained unchanged. The unchanged CNN logo is a clear indication of the company’s approach to consistency. Since 1999, CNN has achieved global status. Its strong corporate logo has helped the company reach new audiences,…
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

    Tobias
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a successful “good” visualization. i.e. one that works. These elements form the backbone of my process and also what I teach in my dataviz workshops. » Discover the four elements necessary for great dataviz   » Read our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • The Internet of Things – A Primer

    Tobias
    6 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    By the year 2020, over 26 billion things – cars, coffee machines, even cows – will be connected to the internet. They’re calling this next upgrade to the web ‘The Internet of Things’. But how does it work, and why should you care? Discover the tech & meet the main players in our interactive dataviz tour. » Explore the interactive » Discover our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

    Tobias
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Are digital music streaming services fair to artists? Taylor Swift thought not, asking that her stuff be removed from Spotify. Now pop stars like Jay Z, Madonna and Rihanna have launched their own alternative, Tidal. Our original 2010 viz inspired by The Cynical Musician, triggered a massive debate (see comments). Now we’ve remixed the graphic to show how many plays, downloads and CD sales a musician needs to earn minimum wage in 2015. What’s your analysis? » See the graphic » Review the data: http://bit.ly/IIB_Musicians2015 » Discover our new book Knowledge is…
  • Workshops are Beautiful? Learn our dataviz process

    david
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public data-visualisation workshops. I’ve published two books, created 567 graphics and made 1923 mistakes. The data suggests to me that I’m ready to share my method and process. Maybe you’d like to join me? What’s it entail? This new workshop format has been developed over a few years of private events. It’s a mix of lecture & hands-on exercises with plenty of discussion and sharing. It’s honed to a tight, fun and creative transmission of the method I use to create data and information…
  • What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

    david
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Big buzz about the ancient practices of meditation and mindfulness. Now cited to improve everything from stress & depression to binge-eating and appreciation of music. What does the science say about their effectiveness? See the results of 75+ studies and meta-studies visualised in one spacious diagram. Compare with the utility of meditation as charted by ancient Eastern thought. And have that difference between meditation and mindfulness cleared up once and for all. » See the graphic » Review the data: bit.ly/KIB_Mindfulness   This is part of a larger graphic on the subject from…
 
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  • Collecting Free PSDS Online – A Great Way to Save Your Design Effort

    alexbu
    4 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    A resource saved is a resource earned. Saving internal resources by using free online help, downloadable files, and quick linkscan really work wonders. If you know how to apply smart techniques and do a little R&D to get them,it can save you time and a goodamount of money. The approach may not sound ethical to some who want to build everything from scratch, but that is how many internet marketers and small business owners have been able to run their shows successfully so far. There is no harm in consulting and reusing free resources, I believe. Just consider a few examples. Prestashop –…
  • Template Collection – A Great Way to Scale Up Your Design Skills

    alexbu
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Collectibles are any time favorites. No matter what you like to collect for professional or personal use, inculcating this habit of creating repositories is always rewarding – sooner or later. It could be a collection of stamps, music albums, books, toys that you have been doing since childhood, or a collection of handy tools, tips, online resources that you have been doing throughout your professional career. So, there are two types of interests – personal and professional. The professional objective is very clear. You want to develop a master list of web references, help files,…
  • Top 5 Text Editors for Joomla

    alexbu
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Supercharge your Joomla website with one of the top 5 text editors. Content edition is a central part of a website, the most popular CMS, WordPress, focus on editor enhancement in each new version. Joomla has taken another direction, giving a free space to extension developers for an editor creation. And this is what happened, currently on the Joomla extension directory there’s 17 editors available. Few of them are a real Joomla component with WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface. Let’s make the rounds of the best Joomla text editors on the market. DropEditor DropEditor is one…
  • Enhance Your eCommerce Store Efficiency With 6 Popular Magento Extensions

    alexbu
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Magento has surpassed all the quality standards to become one of the best platforms for online web development. If you have been looking to build an authoritative brand on the web, the Magento platform could prove to be a big part in catering your needs. Magento has been designed to deliver exceptional results, and a number of developers around the globe trust its efficiency. There are various web developers and business owners who are now using several features provide by this platform to customize their store according to the needs of their business. The top quality features of this…
  • Labels – A Universal Language?

    alexbu
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Think of, say, five of the world’s major brands. Now try to picture their logos and labels. Chances are that, for most of them, the image that comes to mind is just that – an image, without any wording, lettering or other identifying features. For the major players in the marketing world, one of the signs that you’ve joined that rather exclusive club is that you no longer need to tell the customer who you are or what it is you’re selling, that potent combination of colour, design and symbolism is all that’s necessary to communicate not just who you are and what you do, but a wide…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Artemide Launches Les Danseuses, Twirling Suspension Lamp

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Italian lighting brand Artemide has introduced a new twirling pendant light that was inspired by the swirl of a flamenco dancer’s gown. Launched in Milan earlier this year, Les Danseuses, designed by Swiss design studio Atelier oï, made its North American debut during New York Design Week, via an exuberant installation at the brand’s Soho store. Les Danseuses, which Atelier oï describes as “a project that involves air and light, emotion and surprise,” lives up to its billing when a small engine mounted on the lamp’s vertical shaft is activated, putting…
  • Versatile Modern Home Office by Splyce Design

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Vancouver design studio Splyce Design managed to create an ingeniously versatile, yet visually spare, home office  for a local client seeking both a formal office and a craft/hobby studio—thanks to a custom made modern storage unit and flexible work surface. Limited to the confines of just 115 sq ft of space, Splyce created 200 cubic feet of floor-to-ceiling storage along the length of one wall, providing ample space for keeping craft and hobby materials corralled and out of sight. A horizontal pocket along the length of the storage piece hides a specially milled wood desktop which…
  • Highlights from New York Design Week 2015

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    A visit to Moooi’s brand new Manhattan showroom (above) was a highlight of New York Design Week, which featured a slew of city-wide events, including ICFF,  Wanted Design, and Designjunction.  Breakfast at Knoll, with a lecture by Harry Bertoia’s daughter, Celia, was a fittingly inspiring way to end the week. Here, a few more snapshots of our visit to New York, with more to come in the days and weeks ahead. Canada’s Keiou Design Lab, specialists in surface design, exhibited monochromatic, textured modules for walls and ceilings, made from innovative,…
  • Fan Promotion: New Arrivals & Savings on Select Contemporary Fans

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    Modern ceiling fans, both elegant and efficient, are tailor-made for the heated days of summer. Our collection of contemporary fans—which include the refined designs of fan technology experts like Fanimation and Matthews Fan Companycool things down stylishly and economically, as do the innovative solutions of Modern Fan, pioneers in the field of mechanically simplified contemporary ceiling fans, like the best-selling Ball Fan, featured above. Proving that eco-sensitivity and design consciousness can co-exist effortlessly, our modern ceiling fans provide aesthetically pleasing,…
  • New York Design Week 2015: Snapshots of Collective Design Fair

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    14 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We’re in New York City this week for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and the subsidiary creative events throughout the city that comprise New York Design Week. Yesterday, we attended the Collective Design fair, located on the western edge of Soho, an event which brings together both established and emerging New York City-based practices across various design disciplines. Here, fresh from the 2Modern Instagram feed, a few of the many contemporary design pieces that made us stop and look twice, along with the promise of much more to come in the next few days. Be…
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    Design Milk

  • Unique Vases: Flaws And All

    Nanette Wong
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This unique collection of vases by Marie Liebhardt is highlighted by a unique trait — their irregularities. Appropriately named Flaws Collection, each vase is inspired by the deterioration process of the skin of a city over time. Made of aging copper and brass, the metal parts are combined with colored porcelain, highlighting the textured finish of the metal. To create a varied look in the porcelain, thin layers of porcelain are poured into a plastic mold, where some stay in the mold when drying and some are left out. It results in a veneer similar to old walls.
  • Design Crossover: Arne Jacobsen

    Cori Magee
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    For this installment of Design Crossover, let’s study how one designer’s work has been inspiring other designers for decades. Arne Jacobsen was a Danish architect and designer. He is most known for simple, smart chair designs but his talent didn’t stop there. He left his creative imprint in architecture, lighting and even textile design. Here’s just a few of his designs and how they have inspired other designers, making there more to love and choose from when decorating our homes and offices. Images from Art Blart + Francesco Librizzi Studio Inspired by other…
  • A Visit to Steelcase Worklife Los Angeles

    Gregory Han
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    At an expansive 11,000 square feet of showroom the Steelcase WorkLife Los Angeles showcase floating above Downtown Los Angeles can be a bit overwhelming, the eyes battling to focus on the array of Steelcase office/work solutions while constantly wandering to take in the 360-degree view of Los Angeles high above from the apex of the AT&T Center. Design Milk was recently given a tour by Steelcase’s A&D workplace consultant, Danielle Razo, previewing examples of Steelcase’s V.I.A. system (Vertical Intelligent Architecture), Susan Cain Quiet Spaces (designed for introverts!),…
  • NYCxDesign 2015: 10 Favorites from Designjunction + INTRO/NY

    Jaime Derringer
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    While in NYC for NYCxDesign, we also popped into designjunction and INTRO/NY, who teamed up on one space this year. Upon entering you’re greeted by Loïc Bard’s creative and diverse designs. From tables and lights to rings and shoes, he seems to be a one-man stop for home furnishings and accessories. I especially likes the Tokyo tables that have tiny slits for magazines and papers. Muuto was showing product again including their Iskos Berlin Fiber Chair, made from a biocomposite material that includes 25% wood fibers. Native Union was on hand to show off their new real marble…
  • WantedDesign Launch Pad 2015 Winners

    Jaime Derringer
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    During this year’s WantedDesign Manhattan, Design Milk was proud to be the Launch Pad sponsor. Launch Pad is a special area in the space dedicated to independent designers and small companies who are looking for a manufacturer or launching new products. Each year, one lucky winner receives a free Launch Pad participation at WantedDesign 2016 and at WestEdge Design Fair in Los Angeles in October 2015. Launch Pad Jury deliberation This year, the judges included myself; Marva Griffin Wilshire, Salone del Mobile, Milano, Founder and Curator SaloneSatellite, International Press Director;…
 
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • Artists Cut Raw Food Into 98 Perfect Cubes

    18 May 2015 | 2:59 am
    Dutch artists Lernert and Sander cut raw food into 98 perfect 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm cubes, creating a tantalizing geometric display. This viral photo was commissioned by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant for their their food-themed documentary photography special.Gorgeous![via]
  • Animal Tattoos with Digital Pixel Glitches

    18 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    Moscow-based tattoo artist Lesha Lauz’s (a.k.a. Alexey) eye-catching tattoos, bursting with color, have one “problem” – they’re glitchy! Instead of clashing with his colorful and fluid artwork, the “digital glitches” he adds to his tattoos give them an additional layer of vitality and color. He calls his style “Pixel & Glitch.”[via]
  • Sushi Towel Rolls

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Dreamed up for OTOTO by designer Jenny Pokryvailo."These kitchen towels are woven with the aesthetic patterns of sushi ingredients. By rolling the towel step by step you can easily create your own sushi in your kitchen. A towel can be rolled as a regular Maki and as an inside out Maki."[via]
  • Hand-Carved Sculptures Made of Pencil Lead

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Artist Salavat Fidai has crafted a series of miniature sculptures from the ends of graphite pencils, including An Oscar trophy, Batman, Darth Vader, a graffiti can...Insane![via]
  • String Lights

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    This is how Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot designer based in London and born in 1967, describes the principle that inspired the String Lights ceiling lamp: a black electric wire that sets up a relationship with the architecture of a space, precisely becoming part of the lines formed by the walls of a room. And stretched out along these lines are two different light sources: one in the shape of an isosceles triangle, the other in the form of a sphere. A system of tensors give volume and three-dimensionality to the form outlined by this lightweight cord that plays with space, while the two…
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    Ryan McNamara

  • A slice of Cake

    Ryan
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    After a few months of planning, a few sleepless nights and more emails than I care to remember, the first Cake event happened last Thursday night, and it went pretty well I’m happy to say. A sell-out 60-strong crowd of creatives, designers and entrepreneurs gathered together at event sponsor Loc8me’s Loughborough office for an evening of inspiring and insightful talks delivered by Nick Bygate from MMT Digital, Ed Williams of Candy Kittens and Liam Doolan the co-founder of Comb. Mixed in with the speakers was a chance for local business owners, entrepreneurs and creative to…
  • The first Cake tickets go live

    Ryan
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    After a month of running round like a blue arsed fly I am happy to say that the first tickets for the inaugural Cake event in Loughborough for creatives, designers, developers and entrepreneurs are now up for grabs (and still free) from Eventbrite. The event is to be held at Loc8me in the heart of Loughborough with free food and drink from Peter’s across the road and support from Heart Internet, 5or6 and Legacy Training. With great sponsors, phenomenal speakers and prizes up for grabs plus the allure of free beer, it promises to be a great night. If you would like anymore…
  • 1 down, 6 to go

    Ryan
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    A fews weeks ago I managed to tick off my first goal for 2015, I got down to 9% body fat. Queue the trumpets and street parade. I started off at an average(ish) 19% body fat and have been slowly chipping away at it over time until a few Wednesday’s back when I finally reached my goal, and it felt good. Like really good. Like really really good. Like, well you understand. It’s been a loooong 6 months to get to this point and a fair few people have helped out along the way but we got there in the end. The final weeks leading up to the last “weigh in” were nothing short…
  • Who wants a piece of Cake?

    Ryan
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    I am really excited to announce the launch of Cake — a free bimonthly meet up for creatives, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and anyone else who fancies a good chin wag and evening of good beer, pizza and inspirational talks in Loughborough. The aim of the event is to build on the already thriving design and entrepreneurial communities in Loughborough by bringing everyone together to make new contacts, learn a few things and share ideas. A sneak peek of the Cake website that is currently being baked. Yes the event will be laced with Cake puns. Kicking off on the 23rd April at…
  • From the track to web design – what I’ve picked up

    Ryan
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    I have been in the fortunate position over the last 10 days or so to be in the company of some of the best Track and Field athletes, coaches and therapists in the world with what can only be described as a s**t ton of medals between them. It was a lot of fun. At 5or6 we have been working with the World Athletics Center for the past 2 years and have seen the centre balloon from a handful of athletes to over 75 with 19 members of staff, fully booked coaching courses and athlete camps held all over America. With everything I have seen at the WAC and picked up from the coaches in this…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Baco and Nysa

    22 May 2015 | 1:50 am
    Produced by: DesignCodeCreative Director: Hiroshi Tsunoda Photos: Pablo Axpe Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Location: Barcelona, Spain Packaging Contents: Wine or champagne Packaging Materials: Cardboard, paper Dress up your bottles and dazzle your clients!BACO and NYSA works as both case for a bottle of wine or cava and an ingenious lamp. Their versatility and attractive design make BACO and NYSA an innovative communication tool for brands and companies associated with the wine culture.BACO and NYSA are created as elegant cases for a standard size bottle of wine or champagne which…
  • DEVOUT. Champagne (Concept)

    22 May 2015 | 1:24 am
    Designer: Jessica SjöstedtProject Type: ConceptPackaging Content: ChampagneLocation: Karlstad, SwedenBreaking the code. The task was to create a new and innovative package for champagne.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Vecino Coffee

    22 May 2015 | 1:17 am
    Agency: Mara Rodríguez Design Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Cafés Vecino Location: Gijón, Asturias, Spain Packaging Content" Ground & Bean Coffee Packaging Materials: Plastic and Aluminium New Vecino ground and bean coffee packaging design. A straight, contemporary and different design that breaks with the aesthetic of supermarket coffees that normally used brown, black or warm colors. We played with bright colors and rounded and sans-serif typography. The first letter of each flavor name defines the range . For the bean packaging we create a bean stamp in other…
  • Monkey

    21 May 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Agency: IdenticaProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Evolution Spirits Location: North AmericaZane Lamprey, comedian, actor, producer and writer asked Identica to redesign his rum - Monkey. The previous design had been centred around Pleepleus, Zane's monkey, which, though well know by his fans lacked the sophisticated, premium cues and credibility needed for it to thrive in the spirits category.Identica has given Monkey character to allow its personality to shine through, creating a light hearted fun brand to enjoy sharing, and at the same time making it more stylish.Its new…
  • Plastilab Dipskin

    21 May 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Designer: Andrzej JakuszkoProject Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Plastilab Location: Poland Packaging Contents: Quick-dry aerosol synthetic rubber Quick-dry aerosol synthetic rubber used on different surfaces. Durable coating of the rubber protects, insulates and decorates a covered slope. Robust in operation, easy to remove after it. Non-conductive, scratch resistant, serves an excellent impregnation. Ideal for color change of the car body components and as a preventive coating. Easy to apply, provides an effective alternative to PVC foil. Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for…
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Kit Animalium | Josep Ma Ribé

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Animalium Kit project. Packaging and product design with Josep Ma Ribé from Callebaut.
  • Portfolio Night Brand & TV

    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Portfolio Night is an international organization that promotes young creative talent. The project covers from the rebrand of the Portfolio Night integrated with its mother-brand, passing through the responsive website and ending with the Art Direction for all the static applications and the masters for the Portfolio Night Tv.
  • Oh Comely - Guest Illustrator

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    A series of Illustrations done as the guest illustrator for Oh Comely issue 25 based on the theme weather. The first four pieces which explore how a day can change a single place, were used to introduce different sections of the magazine. The other illustrations were used throughout the issue and alongside an interview between myself and Rosanna Durham.
  • Gardening Style

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    MarieClaireMaison April15
  • Line-up #4

    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Client: Personal work Role: Character Designer
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    Designmodo

  • Tutorial: Make the Footer Responsive in a WordPress Theme

    Abbas Suterwala
    21 May 2015 | 11:40 pm
    You're reading Tutorial: Make the Footer Responsive in a WordPress Theme, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The footer in WordPress, or for websites in general, is one of the least used pieces. The footer is mostly used to show credits and contact information. This might be good enough for many sites, but it would be better to make the footer in your WordPress theme much more configurable. It might be better […]
  • How to Create a Flat Styled Set of Writing Tools

    Andrei Ștefan
    20 May 2015 | 12:22 am
    You're reading How to Create a Flat Styled Set of Writing Tools, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Hello fellow design enthusiasts, today I’m going to show you how to build your very own flat styled set of writing tools using the mighty Adobe Illustrator. The process will rely on using basic shapes (rectangles and rounded rectangles), which we will adjust here and there using the powerful Direct Selection Tool. Without wasting any […]
  • Snug UI Kit – Vector Shape Elements

    Adrian
    18 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    You're reading Snug UI Kit – Vector Shape Elements, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Each object is made of shapes. You can resize objects with Retina resolution. Blocks are based on a 930 grid system. You can easily swap blocks. The layout has been designed with typefaces from Google Fonts.
  • Basement Wireframe Kit: 200+ Prototype Elements

    Adrian
    18 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    You're reading Basement Wireframe Kit: 200+ Prototype Elements, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Basement Wireframe Kit consists of more than 200 ready-to-use elements that you can combine to get a perfect prototype. It is versatile while eliminating redundant features to help you save time and focus on your project.
  • The Value of UX Research in Product Development

    Armen Ghazarian
    14 May 2015 | 11:49 pm
    You're reading The Value of UX Research in Product Development, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! When we talk about user experience, we quite often end up discussing UX Design. Some may even refer to UX and UX Design as a same thing, which they are not. Today I would like to draw your attention to the “pre-story” of amazing and usable design — user experience research. Let’s try to answer […]
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    Stunning Mesh » Stunning Mesh

  • 10 Leading Starter Themes for WordPress

    Mike Swan2
    18 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Being a WordPress developer or designer it comes very natural to you look for some high-quality blank or starter WordPress themes to kick start your project. A basic blank theme works as a starting point for developing your own custom theme that’s the reason why they are popular as “starter themes” or “naked themes”. These themes come packed with a basic PHP, CSS, HTML code along with all the necessary theme files that need to be presented in a fully-functional theme. These themes are different from the frameworks due to their ability to get modified easily to suit your business…
  • 4 Practices To Make Your Responsive Web Design Look and Work Great

    Ava Garcia
    18 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    The evolution of mobile technology has compelled a large pool of online players to build a design that fits gracefully on a variety of devices. The design here we are talking about is know as “Responsive Design”. Responsive design is a concept that has come a long way to provide webmasters all the necessary tools and support to create a design that works flawlessly across a range of mobile devices. The creators of such design play around with flexible images so they fit easily with different orientations. Considering the pace at which mobile phones are leapfrogging desktops, it has become…
  • Responsive Web Designing- Concepts you’d Want to Know for Sure

    Rick Brown
    14 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    The rapidly growing interest in Responsive Web Designing (RWD) strategy isn’t hidden from anyone. More and more web designers are choosing RWD for building feature-loaded and visually impressive websites and applications. In today’s era where finding a unique recognition for your brand has come up as a huge challenge, designing sites/apps using responsive web design strategy has been regarded as a great sigh of relief. If you too are a web designer like me and are looking forward to dive into the vast ocean of Responsive Web Designing then understanding the concepts will perhaps…
  • 8 Responsive Design Mistakes That Drive People Nuts

    Sophia Phillips
    12 May 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Responsive design is already at its heels and there are reasons for that. Creating a beautiful responsive experience is crucial, these days, to let your audience feel engaged and connect with you on mobile devices. However, while designing a responsive website there are certain errors that webmasters commit, which yield them nothing, except wasting their efforts. After all, the nature of an intuitive and coherent mobile-optimized design dictates certain rules we are required to follow to make sure things won’t go wrong. In this article, we’ll look at several responsive design…
  • Uncovering The AIDA Technique For Designing A Remarkable Landing Page

    Claudia Jhonson
    12 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    The significance of a trendy and captivating landing page is imminent for the success of a website. If you want to improve your conversion rate and sales, it is more than imperative to design the landing page that ensures a smooth interaction with your potential traffic. In fact, the landing page design is often considered as a vital factor while evaluating the performance of a website. It must be designed to rivet the targeted audience and keep them engaged to make them perform actions (with CTA buttons) that can heighten the business profits. Since, irrespective of your business type (like…
 
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Renowned Designers Share What New Grads Should Know The Industry

    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Image via Anthony Errisuriz If you are looking into joining the design industry after your graduation, Fast Co. Design has compiled nuggets of wisdom from nine established designers about things you should know before embarking on your career. Jessica Walsh, partner at Sagmeister & Walsh, advices young design graduates to take financial risk and learn from studios that they admire—even if it means taking on an internship. She said, “I suggest not worrying so much about making a huge paycheck right away, but focusing on figuring out what you’re most passionate about.” Irene Au, design…
  • Volkswagen’s Innovative And Responsive Bus Back Ad Keeps Accidents At Bay

    22 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Volkswagen and AlmapBBDO have launched an interactive bus back ad to demonstrate how the car brand’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) technology benefits drivers on the road. Previous promotional material for this feature includes its ‘Keep a friendly distance’ prints that poke fun at brand rivalries. In addition to providing a distance reading, a warning would appear cautioning drivers on a risk of collision when their vehicles came in too close proximity to the back of these buses. Have a look at how this ad functions in the video below.
  • Provocative Campaign Features Portraits Of Political Leaders Made From Cow Dung

    22 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Reporters Without Borders has launched a provocative campaign fighting for press freedom by calling out the bullsh*t statements made by political leaders. The video titled ‘The Bullshit Face Project’, features an artist using cow dung to illustrate the portraits of these leaders, and public statements they have made without accurate journalistic verification. Past attention-grabbing ads rolled out by the organization include the depiction of dictators with obscene hand gestures and cheekily pixelated images of real events. Take a look at the…
  • Hilarious Illustration About The Art Of Working Through A Hangover

    22 May 2015 | 9:14 am
    Illustrator and serial globetrotter Steven Weinberg has humorously drawn the scenario of powering through a work day while recovering from a hangover. The artwork is notably composed of a two-toned, scribble style and presents a play-by-play of workplace drunkenness. Check it out below, and head here to take a look at Weinberg’s other works.
  • For Designers: Useful Tips On How To Work Productively From Home

    22 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    In this follow-up to yesterday’s infographic on ‘How To Transform Your Home Into An Office’, self-employed creative Tammy Coron shares 10 tips on how to work at home effectively. The original article published on Creative Bloq includes advice such as building your own comfortable workspace, setting and following a schedule, taking short breaks every now and then to recharge, maintaining a healthy diet and not getting distracted by the Internet. Head over here to read the complete article. [via Creative Bloq, image via IMGembed]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • #LoveNature competition – your chance to win a must-have laundry gift set!

    Sarah Tuck
    20 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    Have you heard about our new #LoveNature campaign? By drying your laundry naturally, you let the wind and the sun do the job, save energy and make the world more beautiful – what’s not to love? Let us plant a tree for you! Brabantia, together with WeForest, will plant a tree for every rotary dryer you buy and now also for every friend you want us to. Simply let us know which loved one you want us to plant this great and lasting gift for, and why, and we’ll plant it for you in Burkina Faso. You’ll also have a chance to win a ‘Love Nature’ gift set. We’re giving…
  • Design Insights Interview: Super-stylish Tom from woonblog!

    Sarah Tuck
    15 May 2015 | 2:24 am
    In  this week’s edition of our design insights interview we’re excited to welcome super-cool interior blogger Tom from inspirational Belgium-based blog woonblog. Let’s gain an insight into his colourful world: What do you love most about being an interior and lifestyle blogger? The thing I love most is that I can inspire people and make them happy. Often people send in emails with pictures of their interior to show how they arranged it after being inspired by woonblog.  Well done on winning Weekend Blog Awards ‘Best Design Blog’ in 2012 and ‘Best Deco & Design…
  • Why May is the perfect vegetable growing month!

    Sarah Tuck
    8 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    It’s the beautiful month of May! Gardens have survived the predictable April showers and we are now on the brink of the serious vegetable growing season! Hopefully by now you’re beginning to see the results of your green efforts so far and the seeds recommended in our March and April blogs have started to sprout? Most of these will be undercover still, but the time is coming to start planting them into the earth! Top tip! There is still a very slight danger of overnight frost, so don’t be too impatient. If the weather forecast mentions a cold spell, wait a few days longer…
  • Say hello to our colourful Spring/Summer homeware collection!

    Sarah Tuck
    1 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    Get in the mood for Spring/Summer with our latest LookBook Magazine showcasing our new homeware collection. Discover fresh and exciting on-trend colours, lovely new designs and smart new products. It’s going to be a beautiful season. Let our new collection inspire you. You can flip the LookBook’s pages back and forth or use the index for a total inspiration overview. And of course you can share the fun with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail. And why not take a look at our latest Design Insights from Blog déco de MLC, Blog Rue NØ, LEEM Concepts and…
  • Design Insights Interview: Super-creative Manon from Clique Chique!

    Aime
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    It’s time for another brand new edition of our exclusive Design Insights Interview! This week we welcome super-creative photographer, designer and creator of #flyingstuff Manon Wethly from Clique Chique blog! We are huge fans of her unique photography and her refreshing approach to make the ordinary extraordinary. Let’s get an insight into her world: You’re a very talented photographer and designer, where did it all begin? Oh wow, thank you very much! Photography is something I have always done, even as a child. It comes natural to me. I think I take at least a 100 photos every day.
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    Never Say Cool

  • (sponsored post) Pepsi Drone – Genius

    Never Say Cool
    1 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Barcelona, Spain. A game is taking place in an anonymous urban pitch when the improbable happens. A drone flies over the players, delivers a led-flashy football and the magic begins. Pepsi is behind this marketing action; the producers surprised a bunch of friends transforming their playground into an interactive football arena. The teams started an unexpected game with crazy light show with holograms, special effects and a digital referee using penalty cards as well. The ideas is to combine consumer’s passion points such as music, sport and technology. American leader soft drink brand has…
  • LiveSoundtracks Festival: Cinema…Reinvented

    Never Say Cool
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    After five years of touring all around Barcelona and Europe with one off events and showcases (around 20 since 2007), LiveSoundtracks, a stunning audio visual experiment that brings together cinema and live music, has found itself a space as festival within the walls of the Convent dels Angels, in the MACBA compound. The concept behind LiveSoundtracks is pretty simple: musicians choose their favourite movies and they perform a live soundtrack for that movie on stage. Simple and effective concept. And absolutely unique. It represents a new way of living cinema and, in a way, being back to the…
  • Sonar +D, where technology and creativity meet

    Never Say Cool
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:54 am
    Barcelona is increasingly becoming, by no doubt, one of the most important technological and creative poles in the world, and therefore is attracting more and more of developers, designers, producers, video makers, projections designers and, by the same time, the capitals and the investments necessary to realise their own creations. Sonar Festival, for the third consecutive year, has decided to surf this trend its own way, dedicating a complete branch of the acclaimed music annual meeting to the magic that creativity and technology are able to achieve together, pushing even further the…
  • Sponsored Video: Battlefield Hardline

    Never Say Cool
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am
    I am sure that many of us had been playing cops and criminal when kids, pursuing and shooting and imaging entire cities being destroyed around us. By those years, we could have never imagined that, one day, a game would have been able to recreate that environment and bring us back to our childhood. But this is exactly what Battlefield Hardline, a brand new game from Electronic Arts, has done. This fantastic role game is not only packed with a bunch of violent action within a glamorous, huge and completely interactive (read destroyable) environment, but it also offers a compelling story…
  • Enjoy the Sleek, Sturdy Design of the Nexus 9 Tablet

    Never Say Cool
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    There is no doubt that tablets have revolutionised the way in which we work, play and enjoy a variety of entertainment while on the go. Over recent years, a rising number of tablets have come onto the market from a number of leading manufacturers, which includes Google. In fact, Google has recently released its latest offering, which is the Nexus 9 tablet, and this is a device that boasts a sleek, sturdy build, is a decent yet convenient size, and offers a range of features that make it ideal for work and leisure. One of the key things about the Nexus 9 is its size, with a screen of 8.9…
 
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    CF Magazine

  • The Surreal Studies of Illustrator Samuel Robertson

    Zola Paulse
    20 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    You know, I’m finding it really hard to decide why Samuel Robertson’s art interests me. It’s not my thing, it’s not my style, and yet for some reason I couldn’t bring myself to pass it by. When I browse his work I’m torn between hating and liking his illustrations without understanding what it is that irks me about it. If I had to describe the feeling, it would be like looking in a mirror and realising that your eyes are upside-down. I’m stuck at a confusing crossroad leading to several places I don’t even want to be. And then it struck me. That’s exactly what he was going…
  • The Kooki Artwork of Kun-I Chang

    Zola Paulse
    13 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    Kun-I Chang, aka Sky Rabbit is an art director based in New York, known for his quirky, fun style and generally weird shit. The kookier, the better, Chang has worked on numerous projects including promos, short films and advertisements. When he invited us to take a look at one of his recent projects, I stored it away for a better look. The Pantless Project is an animated alphabet featuring wee little aliens from Pantless Planet, a world without land. Each has a little bio with information, including their hobbies and celebrity idols. Chang invites you to write any message using his nudie…
  • Meet All-American Film Photographer Cait Kovac

    Fred McCoy
    12 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    Cait Kovac is an All-American, All-star photographer who specializes in capturing the heart of the American landscape. It was the candid honesty I found within her pictures which inspired me to reach out for an interview. Kovac primarily works with her favourite shooter, the Mamiya 7, and spends a great deal of time both thinking about and composing a shot. Patience is one of the many prime ingredients for being a successful photographer and Kovac has plenty of it. We were lucky enough to score an interview with the talented photographer. Take a look below to read her thoughts on inspiration,…
  • The Bold Illustrations of Barney Bodoano

    Fred McCoy
    7 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you the work of a London based artist who primarily works with bristol despite not actually living in Bristol. The creative I’m talking about is none other than artist Barney Bodoano, an illustrator who has perfected his ink craft. It’s plain to the average eye that his work takes cues from more traditional art techniques such as cross-hatching and etching; furthermore the subject matter of his pieces range from ghost stories and science fiction, to the pulp magazine content found during the 40’s and 50’s. Bodoano doesn’t limit…
  • The Mind-Blowing Concept Art of Sergey Kolesov

    Fred McCoy
    5 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    As of today, the work of concept artist Sergey Kolesov has been viewed over 200,000 times with over 8,000 likes and vocal appreciations of his work. The fame is well-deserved; Kolesov’s digital artwork is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Currently based in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lyon, France, Kolesov has created conceptual work for videogames, movies, and animations. While he takes obvious cues from Western science fiction, he also incorporates ideas from the Soviet Nonconformist Art movement as well as the Russian Avant-Garde movement. These art periods can be see through his…
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    ZURB

  • The Designer Litmus Test

    8 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Brace yourself for the truth: product designers are not born with the gift of design. Many — scratch that — all design skills can be learned by any willing individual. It's a certain combination of personality traits, not the skills, that make certain people better suited for solving problems through design. Just like being a nurturer makes people likely to pursue nursing or gardening, and being a firefighter or an entrepreneur means being open to uncertainty and risk. Can we identify with certainty what makes some designers so good at their job? We think so, yes. Because when we…
  • Holy Changes, Batman! Surviving Negative Feedback

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    The Batman comic series has one of the most passionate fandoms in history, and never was this more apparent than in the summer of 2006 when it was officially announced that Heath Ledger had been cast as the film's iconic villain, the Joker. The internet exploded as fanboys and fangirls largely panned the decision. Vitriol spewed from forums all over the web. This guy couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. I am NOT seeing this movie if he's in it. Probably the worst casting of all time. Believe it or not, there are a few lessons designers can learn from this story that can help us stay on…
  • Your Brand is Like a Television Show

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    "The ZURB sitcom," proclaimed our Chief Instigator about a year or so ago. A sitcom? What did he mean by that? At the time, we were considering how exactly we were communicating our story on the blog and our approach to content creation. But our Chief Instigator sparked an idea in us. There's a reason people love sitcoms ... well, television in general. There's something familiar in it, something that keeps the audience coming back again and again. Now, he wasn't suggesting that we abandon design and start filming our own weekly show. But television is the perfect model for writing a brand…
  • Don't Hoard Those Boxes of Old, Rusty Skills

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Congratulations, you've arrived. Maybe you're a clean slate, tabula rasa, and this is your first job. Or not. After all, the dynamic is changing among the new generation of workers, where it's more common to leave one job for another. Whichever it is, you've done the work to get your new job. You've impressed people. You've hobnobbed with the hiring folks, the company's leadership and its team. Let's face it, you basically assembled the shrine of the silver monkey and got that new job. But now what? Because you'll come to see that the job is not exactly like your last gig. We've learned over…
  • Resist the Redesign

    7 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    In our industry of constantly pushing code and ever-changing websites and applications, "redesign" is a relatively common notion. There's always a way to improve the design somehow. So as we consider design and redesign opportunities, it's sometimes hard to resist the lure of a clean slate. And many designers don't. They fall into the vanity of putting their mark on the design. That's where we often jump in for our Studios projects — and frankly, where we had found ourselves a couple years back. We start every project with an honest audit of the existing work. As we don our objective…
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    Incredible Things

  • Spirited Away Gets The 8-Bit Treatment & It Is Awesome

    Brittany High
    22 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Cinefix put together this retelling of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away in 8-bit. I guess you could call it… Spirited Aw8-Bit? Ehhh? You know that’s pretty good aside, if you’re a Miyazaki fan, you’ll love the vid. If you’re not a Miyazaki fan, I dunno, you probably just haven’t seen any of his films. That’s really […] The post Spirited Away Gets The 8-Bit Treatment & It Is Awesome appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Hoodie Equipped With A Cat-Sized Pocket For Kitty Snugs

    Brittany High
    22 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    Unihabitat is selling The Mewgaroo Hoodie, a sweatshirt with a cat-sized pouch on the front a la female marsupials. You know, in case you needed one more thing to secure your cat lady status. Hell, I’ve exceeded all the necessary requirements and I still want one! “Go big or go home!” That’s what I always say. […] The post A Hoodie Equipped With A Cat-Sized Pocket For Kitty Snugs appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Anonymously Send Your Enemies A Testicle-Shaped Tea Bag

    Brittany High
    22 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    These days you can send nearly anything in the mail: Glitter! Poop! Farts! Gummy peens! And now you can send tea bags too. Tea Bag By Mail is a service that will anonymously deliver your enemies a testicle-shaped tea bag. It’s reusable AND comes with a BONUS packet of nut free loose leaf tea. I […] The post Anonymously Send Your Enemies A Testicle-Shaped Tea Bag appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • I Could Watch This Cat Playing Whack-A-Mole ALL DAY

    Brittany High
    21 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    This is video of a cat playing Whack-a-Mole. The game was homemade by his person who replaced the moles with little mice. Clever! There’s even a tutorial on how you can make one for your own kitty HERE. Just beware, the site is in Japanese, so unless you can read the language, you might end […] The post I Could Watch This Cat Playing Whack-A-Mole ALL DAY appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Look Closely: These Are NOT Photos… They’re Oil Paintings

    Brittany High
    21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Photorealism is a gallery of artists who create these crazy realistic oil paintings. It’s hard to believe that they’re not photographs, right? It’s also hard to believe that I tried to eat one of those Cheetos, but I did. Tasted like computer screen.   Be sure to check out even more Photorealism HERE. Thanks to David […] The post Look Closely: These Are NOT Photos… They’re Oil Paintings appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
 
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    Chair Blog

  • Lounge Chair Wehkamp by Piet Hein Eek

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    Lounge Chair Wehkamp by Piet Hein Eek After an armchair there had to come a lounge chair for Wehkamp by Piet Hein Eek. Last update: Thursday, April 30, 2015The post Lounge Chair Wehkamp by Piet Hein Eek appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Wehkamp Chair by Piet Hein Eek

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Piet Hein Eek designed this chair for Dutch Retailer Wehkamp. Last update: Thursday, April 30, 2015The post Wehkamp Chair by Piet Hein Eek appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Kolomon Moser Armchair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:49 am
    Kolomon Moser Armchair The above armchair was designed in 1903 by Kolomon Moser for a young couple, Eisler vo Terramare, for the Breakfast Room. Thuja, Satinwood veneer and metal feet. I took the photo at the Leopold Museum in Vienna in 2012. When I published this post with the photo below I found out that it was a double of a prior post. Was sold by Los Angeles Based Szalon which I found via 1stdibs. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last update: Tuesday, April 28, 2015The post Kolomon Moser Armchair appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Slow Chair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Slow Chair I’ve featured the Slow Chair of the Bouroullec Brothers several times, but have visited Vitra some time ago and made this photo myself. Last update: Tuesday, April 7, 2015The post Slow Chair appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber Are sought after objects. The one from the photo was sold at Sotheby’s for $ 6,250 on March 6, 2014 “Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona,” The Architectural Record, July 1929, p. 37 (showing the chair model in one of the hotel’s five-room suites) Earlier, in 2009 Sotheby’s tried to auction a red one to no avail. On 1stdibs there is a red one for sale. Modernism Gallery calls the white high back a streamline chair, but that seems wrong. The Treadway Toomey auction partnership had a settee on sale in 2013 where it was…
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    Colossal

  • Wet Fold Origami Technique Gives Wavy Personality to Paper Animals by Artist Hoang Tien Quyet

    Kate Sierzputowski
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    Often one associates origami with sharp and precise folds, miniature works that have a crisp perfection. Origami artist Hoang Tien Quyet shies away from this rigidity, instead folding his small objects with a technique called “wet-folding,” which allows curves to be created instead of the typical straight lines. With this technique Vietnam-based Quyet creates posed animals bounding with personality, their heads tilted and wings ready for flight. The technique of wet folding was created by the late origami master Akira Yoshizawa, and involves dampening the paper so it easily…
  • Perfect Home: An Immersive Tour of Do Ho Suh’s Massive Silk Architecture Installations

    Christopher Jobson
    22 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Korean artist Do Ho Suh (previously here and here) is interested in how we interact with public space. Directed, shot, and edited by Nils Clauss, “Perfect Home” brings together several exhibitions from 2002-2012 to examine the breadth of Do Ho Suh’s immersive works. Due to the thin nature of the fabric Do Ho Suh often uses to construct his installations, the pieces are extremely difficult to capture without standing directly next to, or within. Perfect Home manages to look at the artist’s work as one might if physically in the space, producing angles that imitate a…
  • Futuristic Views of London Shot From a Helicopter at Night by Vincent Laforet

    Christopher Jobson
    22 May 2015 | 6:54 am
    Earlier this month, photographer Vincent Laforet spent two hours in a helicopter at 6,000 feet above London to capture these surprisingly futuristic aerial views of the sprawling metropolis. The photographer’s approach to image processing and perspective creates electrified cityscapes that look like something right out of a scene from Tron or Blade Runner. But perhaps the most significant aspect of the shots is the attention to color and light. Laforet discusses this a bit on Storehouse: Big Ben is a wonderful example of the different types of lights and their color temperatures due to…
  • Artist Sean Yoro Paints Meticulous Seaside Murals While Balancing on His Paddle Board

    Kate Sierzputowski
    21 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    Riding atop a paddle board, artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula), paints murals while floating on the waves, placing his works just above sea level. The murals, all portraits of women, have a hyperrealistic quality that appear as if each is existing just above the tide. Due to the works’ position above the water they reflect perfectly into the waves, the image extending out far from the painted surface. The NYC-based artist paddles out to paint the murals, balancing his acrylic paint on his board all the while. Hula grew up on the island of Oahu, where he spent most of his days in the…
  • Pneumàtic’s Salvaged Tire Installations Playfully Interact With Barcelona’s Urban Architecture

    Christopher Jobson
    21 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Pneumàtic was founded by artists OOSS, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa for the street art festival Ús Barcelona. The idea behind the cut salvaged tire installations was to create works that tested the traditional uses of architecture, playing with the audience’s understanding of what is just beyond their physical grasp. The works, which are all placed in linear or circular arrangements, also test the viewer’s association with architecture, giving a playful tactility to the spaces they occupy. Although most of the sculptures look as if they are only decorative, many impede walking…
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • Free Anniversary Flyer PSD Template + Facebook Cover

    Rafi
    22 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Friends, today’s freebie is an anniversary flyer PSD file along with the Facebook cover PSD created exclusive for our readers by ElegantFlyer.com. The flyer design is brilliant and apt for star-studded anniversary party. You can easily change texts, content, images, objects and color palette. The PSD file is very well organised, with color coded groups and layers named appropriately. The fonts used in the design are free and you can find the details of the fonts along with instructions for editing the PSD fiiles. File Format: .PSD Layers: Smart-layers Dimensions: 1350 x 1950 Pixels…
  • Our Favorite Multi-Purpose WordPress Themes

    Rafi
    21 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    In this list of multipurpose WordPress themes, you will find several which could best be described as premium, all-purpose themes, plus a nice selection of business oriented themes and community oriented themes. You will also find one that would make an ideal choice for creating a fashion shop, and one that specifically addresses magazines and blogs. All of these multipurpose themes are high quality themes, so it is simply a matter of choosing one that will serve your purposes best. We hope you find what you are looking for. Visit those you find to be of interest, and view their demos or take…
  • Micons: Free Outline Icons

    Rafi
    21 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    Friends, today’s featured freebie comes as a boon for designers who always look out for some great outline icons. These stroke icons are crafted well and come in AI and SVG format.  The stroke of the icons can easily be increase or decreased without hassle. And of course its a huge essential pack of 231 icons just for free!! File Format: .AI, .SVG Layered: Yes, vectors File Size: 0.69 MB Download Icons
  • Stylia PSD Text Effect

    Rafi
    20 May 2015 | 8:49 am
    Friends, using this Photoshop text effect you will be able to add style and light appearance to any text or shape and make them stand out on a dark or colorful background. Double-click the smart-layers in the PSD file easily add your own text or shape and save. File Format: .PSD Layers: Smart-layers File Size: 3 MB Download Text Effect
  • Art & Craft Stationery Mockup PSD

    Rafi
    19 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Friends, today’s featured freebie is a stationery mockup PSD for art and craft edition. As always, the PSD file comes with smart-object layers that you can use to replace your own graphics and save. You can also change the background and move around the shadows for a different light angle. File Format: .PSD Layers: Smart-layers Dimensions: 3500 x 2336 Pixels File Size: 63.4 MB Visit Download Page
 
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    Columbia Cabinets

  • CRBRA Best in Building and Design Awards Announced

    ccabinet
    7 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    The CRBRA hosted a beautiful evening at the stunning EMPAC at RPI in Troy, New York  last Thursday. I am so proud that two incredibly talented Columbia Cabinets designers were recognized for their work. Justina won for Best Kitchen Design over $75,000 and for Best Bathroom Design under $40,000. Amy won for Best Bathroom Design over $40,000. Some details and photos of the projects follow. Enjoy! Ray Best in Kitchen Design – Over $75,000 New Construction – Saratoga Springs, NY Brookhaven I – Frameless Cabinetry Door: Kitchen – Vista Plus and Pantry – Colony…
  • The Not-White Kitchen

    ccabinet
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Without question, over the past few years, I have designed my share of modern, clean white kitchens. Occasionally I contrast an all-white perimeter with a stunning dark wood island or sprinkle some dark upper or base cabinets into the mix. But recently clients have been asking for something different, purposefully willing themselves away from that classic all-white aesthetic. And the results can be stunning. A few weeks ago, I was interested to see a Houzz story on Coming Over to the Dark Side and I agreed with many of their helpful suggestions. I think two elements of particular importance…
  • In Search of Calm

    ccabinet
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The final stretch of winter often means frayed nerves, coughs and colds, and plain old cold weather blues. Coming home to a restorative environment can do so much to alleviate the frenzy of winter. I asked members of our design team to share their ideas of what brings a sense of calm to a home and here are a few of their suggestions: De-clutter This was the number one suggestion from everyone. No one ever associated a Zen atmosphere with stuffed closets or messy countertops. Clutter promotes a sense of chaos that is disturbing and unsettling. But de-cluttering is work and decisions need to be…
  • The Skinny on Farmhouse Sinks

    ccabinet
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    Anne Ellard is a regular Houzz contributor. Her recent piece on farmhouse sinks is a must read for anyone thinking about adding this wonderful element to their kitchen. Everything You Need to Know About Farmhouse Sinks Happy reading, Ray
  • Marsala, 2015 Color of the Year

    ccabinet
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2015 and it is a dramatic departure from the vibrant, bright tones of recent years. Marsala is a brownish red that is rich and subtle at the same time. From cabinets to exposed brick, back-splash to paint color, the kitchen is a perfect place to introduce this sumptuous hue into your home.   Marsala makes a huge impact in a small space such as this guest bathroom and adds drama and authenticity to Moroccan themed decor. Muted tones blend beautifully but don’t forget cool-toned bright accent colors to add some pop! Best, Ray  
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    Creative Nerds

  • How to create a sunburst effect in illustrator

    TimothyBlake
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a popular effect I’m sure you’ve seen many times before, and sure you’ve even wounded how such shape is created image you think its fairly time consuming. Surprising a sunbursts effect can be created within a matter of seconds sung this handy little technique in the screencast below. Tutorial details Program: Illustrator Difficulty: Beginner Time estimation:  Under 5mins Preview Tutorial
  • 100 Web interface icons the ultimate icon set

    TimothyBlake
    17 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This has to be one the best icon sets we have published on Creative Nerds. The icon set features a massive 100 icons each the perfect icon to be used within interface designing. The icon set comes in two different file formats SVG and PNG. I hope you like this jaw dropping icon set please share your thoughts in the comments section below. A special thanks to Free Pik who have created this exclusive icon set to shared with our readers. License Details The vector set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website,…
  • The best site for keeping up-to-date with the latest webdesign news & trends

    TimothyBlake
    10 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A new and exciting website has recently been launched for web designers and developers. A  website where i have been spending hours on end discovering new webdesign articles. If your anything like me you likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Webdesigner News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web. They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most…
  • Mono circle and diamond free vector pattern

    TimothyBlake
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A great simple abstract seamless vector pattern to download for free, which is available in two different colours light and dark. The pattern can be used in a variety of different ways such as a background on a website, or even incorporated into a print project. I hope you like the pattern, if you have any suggestion of what type of patterns you would love to see more of on Creative Nerds just simply leave a comments below. License Details The Photoshop brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other…
  • 25 free Photoshop business card templates

    TimothyBlake
    3 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    whether your a designer or a developer its a necessity when networking you have your own business card. This round up is a collection of 25 free business cards in form of PSD files, which you can download manipulate those template or can be used as base to create your very own business cards. I hope you enjoy the the compilation, and would love for you to share any other good business card templates we may have missed from the list. 1. Retro Business Card PSD 2. Vintage business card PSD 3. Flat business card template 4. Personal Business Card 5. Graiht & Corporate Business Card 6.
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Organic Fertilizer of Awaji Island by UMA

    Richard Baird
    22 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. 島の土 / Island of Soil is an organic fertiliser created to help develop good quality soil and draw out and compliment the natural power of the land. The range is made using livestock feces and processed vegetable scraps from animals raised and produce grown on the Japanese island of Awaji. It comes in two varieties, a poultry manure and sawdust mix, and a rapeseed oil cake and powder mix, both packed in two sizes, a large 15kg bag and smaller 500g bag. These will be sold through large agricultural retailers as well as small gardening shops. Island of…
  • Ulju Mountain Film Festival by Studio fnt

    Richard Baird
    21 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. UMFF is a film festival that takes place at the Ulju Arts Centre located in the South Korean city of Ulsan, and draws its name from the Ulju mountains to the west. Studio fnt worked with the film festival to develop a new visual identity treatment, which went on to include logotype, iconography, stationery, t-shirt design and signage, based around a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Korean image. The logotype draws its inspiration from Irworobongdo, a landscape painting of a sun, moon, five peaks, two streams and conifers. This image is…
  • Zuzunaga designed by Folch

    Richard Baird
    20 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Zuzunaga is a homeware and fashion accessory business founded in ’07 by London and Barcelona based artist and designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Zuzunaga’s products, which include towels, tech covers, cushions, shawls, shoes and upholstery fabrics, are informed by contemporary living and seek to find a charm, warmth and humanity within the digital world. Products are characterised by lines, pixels, geometric abstractions and a high contrast colour palette across good quality handcrafted materials. Design studio Folch worked with Cristian Zuzunaga to deliver a…
  • The Mansion on Marylebone Lane by Pentagram

    Richard Baird
    19 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The Mansion on Marylebone Lane will be a 22-unit high-quality residential development in Central London with lower ground, ground and seven upper floors, roof terraces and two basement levels. It will feature reflective glazed terracotta external cladding with a subtle variation in colour and shade to achieve an element of interest and complexity, while the reverse will be a white reflective glazed terracotta inspired by the brick courtyards of Victorian London. Informed by the long history of mansion buildings in London—built for those looking to secure a…
  • The Assembly designed by Bravo

    Richard Baird
    18 May 2015 | 2:25 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The Assembly and The Assembly Ground are a men’s retail destination and coffee shop in Singapore. The store stocks a variety of lifestyle labels for the “fun and spontaneous gentlemen who appreciate quality” while the coffee shop is a space for like-minded individuals to get together. Design studio Bravo was responsible for creating a cohesive interior design and visual identity for both experiences. Described as classic, versatile and playful, Bravo’s treatment mixes familiar fashion patterns with hand drawn illustrative flourishes…
 
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  • Photo Friday: Summertime and the Living is Shady

    Beth Rucker
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    I just snuck a peek at the Memorial Day weekend weather forecast, and here at HGTV Headquarters it’s going to be all about sun, sun, sun. I prefer to be outside as much as possible this time of year, but all that sun could prove to be a little too much for me (not to mention unsafe! Sunscreen up, people!) You saw my back patio in Mallory’s post, so you can see that we’ve got full exposure if we want to spend any extended time out there. While I love my front porch, I’m dreaming of some ways to work in some more outdoor shade spots in the back so that we can enjoy the…
  • Show and Tell: Let’s Go Outside!

    Mallory Ziglar
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It’s here! It’s here! The season of barbeque-grillin’, pool-swimmin’ and patio-sittin’ has arrived. We’ve spring-cleaned everything we can and it’s time to enjoy the fruits of our labor, preferably with a glass of sangria out on a deck or patio. Here’s a looksie at some of the outdoor spaces our editors enjoy at their own homes. Jessica: It will probably come as a shock to no one that I don’t have a nightstand or a functional workspace because I spend all my money on plants. One of the first things I bought for my apartment was an old soda…
  • 7 Tips for the Ultimate Glamping Adventure

    Chelsea Faulkner
    21 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Looking to book the perfect vacation without breaking the bank? Instead of paying for five-star treatment, create it yourself! Glamping, aka glamorous camping, allows you to experience the spoils of nature with all the comforts of the great indoors. The best part? You likely have everything you need right at home. So pack up the wineglasses, and set out on your next adventure in style with these foolproof glamping tips. SET UP A GLAM OUTDOOR LOUNGE SPOT Image courtesy of Lulu and Georgia | Photo by Monica Wang Don’t just set up camp; create a cozy, alfresco living area. Lightweight…
  • This or That: Pick Your Favorite Front Door

    Farima Alavi
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The front door is often forgotten when it comes to redecorating, but an exterior entrance is just as important as the rest of the home. It’s essential to set the right tone before your guests walk inside your home, so we’d like to know: Do you prefer a bold, statement-making front door, or are you all about a classic, neutral entrance? Vote in our poll below, then tell us which design you chose and why. Take Our Poll Check back next week to see the final tally.
  • My Kitchen Renovation is Finished! See the Complete Room Tour

    Marianne Canada
    20 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Folks, we made it. We survived our first semi-major renovation project with minimal tears, no bloodshed, and only a little bit over budget (spoiler alert: I ended up replacing the drawer and cabinet pulls in the eleventh hour and that pushed me over). After all these weeks since the kitchen “before” video I’m not going to make you wait a moment longer, so go ahead and watch the “after” video. I’ll wait. Click here to view the embedded video. Oh guys, I’m not going to lie: I am in looooove with my kitchen. There’s something to be said for every…
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    Dedece Blog

  • Lighting the Sails @ Vivid Sydney 2015

    John Engelen
    22 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    This year, Vivid Live has commissioned multi-disciplinary design collective Universal Everything to create a new projected artwork for the sails of Sydney Opera House ( Vivid Live’s most public event.) Founded 11 years ago by creative director Matt Pyke in Sheffield, England, the bold colour-friendly group have collaborated with bands (Radiohead’s Polyfauna), brands (MTV), record labels (Warp), and mammoth events alike such as the London 2012 Olympics and the largest screen unveiled yet at the heart of New York’s Times Square. Threading their playful sense of discovery,…
  • Taschen Store @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    21 May 2015 | 5:55 pm
    To co-incide with the Salone 2015 – Taschen opened its first Italian flagship store during Salone, in the historic center of Milan at Via Meravigli 17, ( Corso Magenta District ) opposite the now famously Prada owned, Marchesi cafe. This is an area within Milan that is known for its independent bookstores Founded in 1980 by German bibliophile Benedikt Taschen, the publishing house is a household name known for ambitious and accessible publications across the disciplines of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, travel, pop culture and risqué subjects. Taschen required an interior…
  • Beyond The New Manifesto @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    18 May 2015 | 9:45 pm
    One of the main talking points of this year’s Salone del Mobile was Beyond the New, a strongly worded manifesto critiquing the design industry, written by designer Hella Jongerius and theorist Louise Schouwenberg that challenged the state of contemporary design. Hella Jongerius (NL) is an industrial designer and art director. Louise Schouwenberg (NL) is head of the master’s programme Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Schouwenberg and Jongerius argue forcefully that industrial design has become stagnant, with genuine innovation replaced by too great a reverence for…
  • Auto (Mobile) Designs @ Salone Milan 2105

    John Engelen
    15 May 2015 | 11:40 pm
    There was a time when car makers came to Milan merely to observe. A handful of the more advanced designers would visit the Salone to be inspired by the wider creative community. However, this has been steadily changing, with an increasing number of car manufacturers partaking in the last few years – with mixed results. You might ask why the car manufacturer’s go to Milan, spending serious amounts of money to buy a presence for the five days of activity. Being the largest trade fair of its kind in the world, Milan Design Week typically welcomes a number of automotive design teams…
  • Atelier Clerici @ Salone Milan 2015

    Dedece
    12 May 2015 | 12:23 am
    Atelier Clerici is an independent event and exhibition project at the centre of the Fuorisalone 2015. Situated in one of Milan’s most distinguished palazzi, Palazzo Clerici, brought together designers, companies and institutions experimenting with new forms of living and making. The exhibition and events programme, organised by Space Caviar and Z33, offered daily performances and discussions amidst eleven exhibition galleries, bringing out new questions on the future of design as well as its links to architecture, technology, and global contexts for living. A diverse array of…
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  • Daily Spoon By Stian Korntved Ruud

    Ange
    22 May 2015 | 12:09 am
    I have a soft spot for spoons and wood. You can probably imagine my excitement when I discover these beautiful handcrafted spoons by Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud. And we’re not talking about just a couple, but 365 varieties of hand-carved spoons! Since April last year, Stian has committed to carving one spoon a day to explore working with different types of wood, and to improve his skills. He has been posting updates and pictures of his handmade creations on his Instagram. He has decided on the spoon as his carving object due to its simple function and size. Every piece is…
  • Popsicle Crossbody Bag

    Ange
    21 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Here’s a cute novelty bag that shouts summer! Created by the ASOS design team, this mini tri-color crossbody bag will be perfect for your essentials while out shopping, running errands or strolling on the beach!
  • Seven Doors By Nendo

    Ange
    17 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    Nendo has created seven extraordinary wooden doors namely, “Lamp, Baby, Slide, Hang, Kumiko, Wall and Corner” to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Abe Kogyo, a Japanese manufacturer of doors and furniture. This collection of functional, creative and somewhat quirky designs definitely reshapes the way we see and think of doors. “… All have a basic default design, and each one has been treated with a different idea born from the various techniques and experience held by the company. These doors do not end up being just one-off products. They have opened up new…
  • Toast SS2015

    Ange
    16 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    I’m amazed at the inspired look-books that British lifestyle label Toast has created every season. As always, expect scenic imagery from its latest collection. The spring/summer 2015 look-book is filled with relaxed comfy styles in happy cheerful colors captured against breathtaking landscapes. Definitely an instant mood lifter for one of those so-so days! Some of my favorite pieces in this collection include the blue check dress, himo necklace and linen jersey tee. Check out the latest look-book and have a taste of summer’s carefree vibe! Photos: Toast
  • Sky Goodies Paper Craft Kit

    Ange
    15 May 2015 | 4:29 am
    Sky Goodies is a Mumbai, India based paper store by a husband and wife duo of Amit and Misha Gudibanda who creates unique 3-dimensional paper objects inspired by everyday life. Some of the 3D designs include camera, bombay rickshaw, paint box, retro typewriter and television. Not only is it decorative, each eye-catching papercraft also doubles up either as a calendar stand, photo frame, coin bank, stationery caddy or a party favor box. Rather than offering them ready-made, Sky Goodies is selling these paper products as DIY craft kits with pre-cut printed sheets, where you pop out the…
 
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  • Burger Restaurant Elevates Airiness with Cool Colors and Hard Lines

    Grace Eire
    21 May 2015 | 2:11 am
    The Paris New York restaurant located in Le Marais, Paris, is one of the coolest burger restaurants out there. Crafted by Cut Architects, the interior is fresh, light, airy, and invigorating. The booths are minimalistic, with bubblegum pink metal poles drawing the thin outlines of seats and tables, extending all the way to the ceilings. The seats are pale wooden boards, paired nicely with shining white tabletops. Teal accents compliment the pink and white, evoking a very summery vibe, making you think of watermelon and ocean sunsets. More vibrant pops of color come with dangling air plants…
  • Serbian fashion designer’s urban minimalism

    Ljubica Vidacic
    20 May 2015 | 8:23 am
    There was something cathartic about Jovana Markovic’s autumn proposal – weather it was the tenderness of a white silk slip dress or a subtle sparkly touch of the extra terrestrial, we cannot say for sure. What can be stated with certainty, however, is that Jovana Markovic knows how to operate with minimalism. Throughout the collection, the Serbian fashion designer dances with various trends and gives them a new idiosyncratic identity, keeping it artistic and wearable, all at the same time. Inspired by geometry, Markovic was all about the clean lines and a simple color palette.
  • A superyacht for the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia

    Mikael Fernstrom
    20 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    The Saluzi superyacht was originally built in 2003 by Austal in Australia and refitted by Horizon yachts in Taiwan in 2013. The naval architecture and design is by Austal, while the interior design is by Luiz de Basto Designs in Miami. This exclusive superyacht is available for charter from Yachtzoo, with offices in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The Saluzimainly operates in the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia. The exterior is an aluminium monohull and superstructure decorated by a stunning painting by the Chinese painter Li Jiwei, who is specialized on large art…
  • Between nature and design, an incredible safari house

    Maddalena Tagliapietra
    20 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Imagine a safari house surrounded by wild palms and gnarled fig trees, a region inhabited by wild animals, where the cool waters of the Okavango Delta run: all of this is Sandibe Safari Lodge. Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman worked together to redesign this sustainable lodge, located in the natural reserve of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The place was conceived as the anchor safari house for the destination, which was recently named the UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its extraordinary beauty and natural diversity. Sandibe safari house is an oasis in the middle of the…
  • Interactive light design

    Serena Bonomi
    18 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    A light design project is way more than just about designing a source of illumination: the shape and materials chosen highly influence the perception we have of a space, creating different ambiance. Designed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the buyer´s home or office, this stylish, contemporary lamp is also functional in use. Made by basic geometric shapes and everlasting materials, the Focal Point Lamp provides different lighting positions that can be achieved through a simple mechanical interaction with the elements constructing it. The light design piece combines a white-milky…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Delicate leaf bowls are made from the skeletons of real leaves

    Mary Luoma
    22 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    These elegant bowls are made from the skeletons of real maple leaves. Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi created them by adding Kozo paper, watercolor, and Krylon coating to the leaves, thereby giving them solid form. The leaves’ veins are emphasized in the resulting works and exude a ghostly appearance. Sekimachi is best known for her intensive loom works. And she first started this endeavor in college when she saw students working on weaving looms. She decided immediately to spend her entire savings on a loom despite not knowing anything about weaving. Throughout her career, she’s created…
  • Inspirational surreal photo manipulations of Robin Lakowitz

    Ellison
    18 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Hello! I am Robin Lakowitz, a 18-year-old Graphic Designer from Germany. Since I was 11 years-old I’ve been fascinated by various Digital Artworks and I truly found my passion in creating surreal photo manipulations throughout the past years. Today, I prefer to spread a message with my work. I think art can be something that touches people, making them think about topics. And this was also my goal with the work “EXTINCT”. When I began to outline the concept of the work, I first saw a breathtaking photography of a Rhino – a really impressive animal. I started to find…
  • Eron’s bird murals take flight and form on the streets of Italy

    Ellison
    17 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Italian artist Eron has created a pair of murals depicting a seagull and heron as they take flight under a viaduct in Riccione, Italy. Each stunning mural depicts the animals in a sequence and as they take flight, their forms become also more realistic and detailed. What starts out as little more than a black and white silhouette becomes a fully formed bird in flight. Eron is a street artist whose work often touch on social issues. His work goes beyond simple representation of the subject at hand and attempts to give the viewer materialization of a thought or dream like the feeling of deja…
  • Artist Zemer Peled turns ceramic shards into blooming flowers

    Mary Luoma
    15 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    These sculptures made of ceramic shards have taken on an organic quality. They appear in bloom with delicate colored petals fanning outward in a slow burst. Artist Zemer Peled created the sculptures to examine the beauty and brutality of the natural world. She was inspired by the Blue and White floral and landscape designs painted on Japanese Igezara Wares. And it has translated into her work through the use of blue cobalt, a color found in traditional Japanese pottery and which she has used frequently in previous collections. Each shard is smash hammered to create its shape and then arranged…
  • Ornate sculptures made of bone by John Paul Azzopardi

    Mary Luoma
    14 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    Maltese artist John Paul Azzopardi creates hauntingly dark sculptures constructed from bones. At once, they have a classically gothic and modern design. The bones themselves create intricate curlicue shapes with a highly crafted look. Included in his works are animal skulls, bats, axe-wielding men from mythological stories, and menacing beasts. “[It] is a collection of fossilized structures that explores the gentle temperance located within the constitution of sound, i.e. it’s very silent center,” Azzopardi says about his work. “The architectural relationship that oscillates back and…
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    Think Design

  • Persuasive TravelL Design: 101 For Business

    Shyrose Vastani
    22 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    Do you realize that travel business is one of the most profitable businesses in the US? However, when it comes to marketing and promotions, many agencies fail to make an impact. This is the time of the year when most travelers would be making their summer holiday plans. You don’t want to miss this opportunity… The post Persuasive TravelL Design: 101 For Business appeared first on Think Design.
  • Memorial Day Tribute in Posters

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Popular design elements in historic commemoration! It is the day we commemorate the brave soldiers who lost their lives while serving the country. It is a federal holiday in the United States when all Americans remember the sacrifices of military members, their spouses, children, and family members. That’s right, it’s about more than just the… The post Memorial Day Tribute in Posters appeared first on Think Design.
  • Increase Engagement with Futuristic Travel Poster Designs

    Shyrose Vastani
    20 May 2015 | 4:01 am
    Have you ever made travel plans simply because of the powerful imagery or photography observed on poster designs? You need to invoke a similar reaction through your visuals. Make your designs powerful enough to garner the desired response. Given the travel hype among the millennials, it should not be too hard for travel businesses to… The post Increase Engagement with Futuristic Travel Poster Designs appeared first on Think Design.
  • Local NJ Electric Contractor Succeeds with Senior Niche Marketing

    Kathleen Burns
    18 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    Digital marketing with visual content and social media is all the rage in the current market, but what about the seniors that lack the interest in computers or technology? How can a local business reach these people on a budget? The senior market is booming as the lifespan of each generation grows longer, and opportunities are… The post Local NJ Electric Contractor Succeeds with Senior Niche Marketing appeared first on Think Design.
  • Graphic Designers: Travel to Increase Creative Power

    Shyrose Vastani
    14 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    Travelling is easy, affordable, and convenient these days. People from all walks of life are moving around the world – breathing in the art, music, food, and architecture which other cultures have to offer. In this dynamic, fast-paced world, graphic designers must continually strive and search for better ideas and techniques to incorporate into their… The post Graphic Designers: Travel to Increase Creative Power appeared first on Think Design.
 
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    Product Lifecycle Report

  • Defining the Infrastructure for Big Data Analytics

    Steve Dertien
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This is the second post in a series of three addressing strategic considerations for how to approach your organization’s Big Data infrastructure to create business value. The first post described how smart, connected products have unleashed a new era of innovation and opportunity around the promise of Big Data. In order to extract its real value, manufacturers must embrace an exploratory and experimental mindset regarding data and analytics. Building and supporting a new global technology infrastructure and capabilities for smart, connected products data requires substantial investment…
  • Tyco’s IoT-enabled Service and Business Transformation

    Christa Prokos
    20 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    “What is the best service experience you’ve ever had?” That’s how Anthony Moffa of Tyco—the fire protection and security company, not the toy manufacturer—began his presentation at LiveWorx 2015, early this month. The very foundation of Tyco’s business is based on finding innovative ways to save lives, improve businesses, and protect people where they live and work. And it’s customer service where that innovation takes root, Moffa said. Moffa, who is the senior manager of global services for Tyco’s fire protection business unit, helps ensure his company is using the latest…
  • LiveWorx 2015 IoT Hackathon in Review

    David Wallace
    19 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    For Dan Katcher and a five-person team from Rocket Farm Studios, staying up all night to participate in an Internet of Things hackathon was part training exercise, part marketing for their small company, and a lot of intensive team-building. The Boston-based interactive firm competed in the LiveWorx 2015 IoT hackathon, held at Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center. What emerged after long hours of concepts and coding was a game app to help backyard farmers and community gardeners increase their production and network with neighbors while charting their progress via…
  • NAM Taps Internet of Things to Advance U.S. Manufacturing

    Nancy Pardo
    18 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Things are changing and you can’t ignore it. That was the theme of a recent discussion between NAM president Jay Timmons, and Boston-based software company PTC, which has positioned itself as a leader in the IoT space. The meeting was a follow-up to an earlier National Association of Manufacturers event focused on the Internet of Things, a gathering that attracted industry heavyweights like Texas Instruments, Joy Global, and Rockwell Automation, as well as Harvard Business School’s Michael Porter, who recently coauthored an article with PTC on the future of smart, connected products.
  • How IoT Data Can Work for Product Development

    Christa Prokos
    15 May 2015 | 4:44 pm
    The Internet of Things is fast becoming an essential tool for product development. That’s according to a recent Forbes article, by Dan Woods. Using examples, from a CITO Research white paper, Woods illustrates how the data collected from a product can remove much of the guesswork about consumer needs, provide a foundation for empirical decision-making, and change the nature of the products themselves. Consider how the very concept of “product” is changing in the IoT age. A product was once a physical offering owned by its buyer, who then became responsible for its upkeep and…
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    HOW Design

  • Font Marathon: Creating 2 Typefaces in 72 Hours

    Guest Contributor
    22 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    Struggle no more with finding the best typeface combinations for your creative projects, and instead utilize the 150 examples provided in Type Teams by Tony Seddon. by Nadine Chahine Monotype’s Font Marathon: A Look Inside the Exhilarating Challenge for Two Typeface Designers to Create Two Typefaces from Scratch in a Matter of Days Designing a typeface is often an intense, exhausting, challenging and yet rewarding process. As designers know, it can take several months or even years to design a beautiful typeface family. It requires a lot of talent, specialized expertise and precision. But…
  • Let’s Get Anthropomorphic: Witty & Wild T-Shirt Designs

    Jessica Farris
    21 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    HOW’s In-House Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations. Enter today! As the sort of person who lives almost exclusively in graphic tees, I’m always on the lookout for cool t-shirt designs to add to my distressingly extensive collection. So when I caught wind of an offbeat t-shirt design contest from Headline Shirts, cleverly entitled “Animals Are People Too,” I couldn’t resist following its progress. A San Francisco-based retailer, Headline Shirts has been selling…
  • Playing with Passion: Game Design as a Side Project

    Jason Tselentis
    21 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    The iPhone App Design Manual by Dave Brown is a comprehensive guide to designing a successful app in a competitive and growing industry. How well do you know design—or how well do you think you know design? If you want a design trivia challenge that goes beyond Facebook comment-thread debates, then download and start playing the DesignWell app. Mixing equal parts inspiration, celebration, recreation, education, and competition, DesignWell is a passion project created by Austin, Texas studio Pushstart Creative. With a client list including the likes of GE and Dell, Pushstart Creative still…
  • Bluecadet: Experts on Interactive Experience Design

    Amanda Aszman
    21 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Whether you’re a web design or mobile app design pro or you’re just getting started, the experts at HOWU meet you right where you are. Seasoned interactive designers usher you through user-experience, front-end, back-end, mobile and app design. Continue your education today. The Firm: Bluecadet Principals: Josh Goldblum, founder & CEO; Troy Lachance, executive creative director Total Staff: 27 + frequent canine visitors, including Doris, a pit bull, and Ziggy, a miniature greyhound Founded: 2007 Notable Clients: MoMA, Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without…
  • Maker Faire: Plastic Pixels, Light-Emitting Sculptures & More

    Stephen Beale
    21 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    The Creativity Ultimate Collection is your one-stop-shop for creative inspiration—15 design resources for 81% off! Pixels can take many forms, from the microscopic LCDs in Apple’s Retina display to the incandescent bulbs used in old stadium scoreboards. At SparkleMasters, sequins are the medium of choice. The Glendale, Calif., company creates what it describes as “photographic sequin imagery,” artwork that’s hand-assembled from small plastic discs in various colors. The technique was on display at the recent Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif., where attendees were…
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  • 義大利 KRISTALIA 2015 新品發表會 絢爛落幕

    Manuel Da Ros
    22 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    Presentation of the news 2015 at the Flagship store, Kristalia Taiwan in Taipei City 義大利 KRISTALIA 2015 新品發表會 絢爛落幕 L'articolo 義大利 KRISTALIA 2015 新品發表會 絢爛落幕 sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Milan video interviews

    Manuel Da Ros
    20 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Designer: Lucidipevere Designer: Bartoli Design Designer: Neuland. Paster & Geldmacher Designer: Ramos e Bassols Designer: Lucidipevere Designer: Bartoli Design L'articolo Milan video interviews sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Prague Design Week

    Manuel Da Ros
    15 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    L'articolo Prague Design Week sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Daymé Arocena – El Ruso

    Manuel Da Ros
    15 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    #fridayjazz the musical proposal on Friday jazz by Alessio Bertallot​: a Cuban singer, who traces a road outsider’s latin jazz and vocal feminine interpretation, of course, with good musicians L'articolo Daymé Arocena – El Ruso sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • KRISTALIA 旗艦店 Flagship

    Manuel Da Ros
    12 May 2015 | 5:51 am
    KRISTALIA 旗艦店 Flagship 台北市大安區樂利路 33 號 No. 33, Le Li Road Da An District, Taipei City +886-2-27322932 http://www.jytdesign.com.tw/kristaliashop L'articolo KRISTALIA 旗艦店 Flagship sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
 
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  • Consumer Lifestyles in South Africa – What are the Markets Purchasing?

    Cameron_Smith
    19 May 2015 | 2:56 am
      Consumer lifestyles in South Africa are at a state of constant shift. Nuances in the psychographics of consumers cause a popularised wave of purchases. However, these radical influxes of buying certain products never last too long – there is always another product or service gearing up to thwart the competition.   Brands and indeed agencies are working together more strategically than ever before. Synergy between the two industries is essential to collaborate efficiently. Staying on top of trends and focusing on market conversations is first prize for research divisions;…
  • Surfing in South Africa – The Destinations, Events and Brands that are Making Waves.

    Cameron_Smith
    19 May 2015 | 1:36 am
    Everybody’s surfing…surfing South Africa! Surfing culture in South Africa has always been an integral lifestyle to a large population of beach goers. There probably isn’t one dune-filled beach on our golden shores that isn’t visited by a dedicated “shredder of the waves” everyday. And of course, some coastlines are religiously acquainted with surfers in the hundreds. Breathtaking views of the never-ending horizon, a welcoming group of genuine folk and an adrenaline rush that some will swear you can’t beat. This is the experience that South African surfers are blessed…
  • Hip Dwellings – Where are the South African Up-and-comers Flocking?

    Cameron_Smith
    11 May 2015 | 3:16 am
    The economy of South Africa never seems to support the solid and necessary foundation that is home ownership. With a decrease in the value and monetary power of our Rand and the increase of price tags attached to homes, renting is on the rise and ownership is decreasing. The youth of South Africa have seemed to adapt well to this, as the boon is that more time is allowed to be spent saving up for the future. Patience is a value that the up-and-comers seem to be holding on to! But which suburbs and neighbourhoods in South Africa can extend their graces into the likes of Generation Y? This…
  • Best Places to go for Lunch in Cape Town

    Cameron_Smith
    11 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    For those of us lucky enough to reside in the cultural epicentre of Cape Town will be privy to the smorgasbord of lunch options to choose from. It’s half way through your working day in the CBD of the Mother City and your belly starts to rumble. Slowly but surely your attention begins to turn to the wide streets, bustling with the 9 to 5’ers making a quick dash from the office to grab a bite to eat. Perhaps you’re tired of grabbing a salad from the grocer on the corner of the street, or maybe you have cold feet and want to indulge in something a little more hearty. Whatever the case…
  • Free South African Trend Spotting Report

    EranEyal
    9 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
    It’s not everyday that someone gives you something for free – especially when it’s a trend spotting report worth $400-$3000 (depends on company size). Recently Springleap released a monthly publication: The South African Trend Spotting Report.   Here’s a bit about it:   It’s 80-100 pages jam-packed with the latest trends in events, celebrities, social, brands and more Sourced from 50 of South Africa’s top advertising agency creatives, strategists and marketeers each month. These are industry experts who are working on thousands of campaigns with…
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  • Striking hyperrealistic portraits of homeless people in San Fran

    Adomas Vasiliauskas
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    San Francisco is known to be one of the wealthiest and fastest growing cities in the USA, however, the city also has a vast population of homeless people, the number of which isn’t about to stop growing any time soon. SF-based artist Joel Daniel Phillips decided to pay tribute to this social dark matter, as he puts it, with his grandiose and photorealistic drawings, depicting colorful characters living in his own neighborhood. Phillips faced the darker side of San Francisco after he moved into the city, unknowingly choosing one of the roughest neighborhoods as his new home – 6th street…
  • Side-by-side shots show the changing personalities of pups in the bath

    Sophie Kruse
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    As any dog owner will know, bath time evokes some different emotions in their furry friends. In Serena Hodson’s newest dog photo series, called ‘Dry Dog Wet Dog,’ she captures before and after images of different pooches. “‘Dry Dog Wet Dog’ came about with washing my own dogs. Their personalities change when they know it’s bath time,” she said. “So I decided to create a series of the different looks and not only personalities but the difference in look from groomed to wet. We get such great texture on the dog when the hair is wet. Some…
  • Fun illustrations show everyday life in the digital age

    Sophie Kruse
    22 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Through a series of comical illustrations, Jean Jullien has accurately depicted the lives of those in the midst of the digital age. Some of the works use pop culture icons like Kanye West, Kim Kardashian or the Oscars “selfie” that features a number of famous actors. Other pieces show the connection that many have with technology, comment on changing gender roles, or the way that people interact with each other. Each image is a unique mixture of humor as well as a smart comment on the evolving landscape of society. For more of Jullien’s work, visit their website. Source
  • Colored pencil shavings create unique pop culture images

    Sophie Kruse
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    For a unique take at the popular 365-Day Instagram Challenge, Meghan Maconochie has created a number of art pieces using colored pencil shavings. The project, which began eight months ago, has a number of different subjects, but a large amount are pop culture references. From Harry Potter to Dr. Seuss to Monopoly, her pieces show that she gets a large amount of her inspiration from the students she teaches. Other images include food, animals, objects, and even portraits of people. All are incredibly detailed and on first look don’t appear like they’re made from pencil shavings.
  • Ghostly sculptures made with dexterity out of wire mesh

    Justin Crowe
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Edoardo Tresoldi creates ghostly sculptures using a material that you can pick up at your local hardware store. His realistic figures and animals are formed in wire mesh, which gives them a ghostly look combined with an industrial feel. He molds the common material with surprising precision into his desired shapes. Below you can see a range of people and animals made in the see-through material. Particularly interesting are his sculptures of birds in boxes, seemingly flying in the impossible confines of a tiny space. You can see more of Tresoldi’s work on his website. Source
 
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  • Find the Gold With Treasure Map Deadhand Free Font

    Foster D. Coburn III
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Everyone loves pirate-themed things, right? Today free font is Treasure Map Deadhand and it is one of my favorite pirate handwriting fonts. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed. All the details on the process are in the Fonts, Font Management, Typography and OpenType Success Kit. 1 week ago, the free font was…
  • Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Provides Space At Good Cost

    Foster D. Coburn III
    20 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Now that SSD drives have been on the market for several years, the capacity is increasing and the prices are decreasing. The Crucial BX100 1TB drive is not the fastest available, but it provides a lot of storage space and currently sells for under $380 on Amazon. If you are in the market for a new drive, you’ll definitely want to check it out. Buy it now!         Related StoriesSprint LivePro: A Projector for All Seasons?Get Better WiFi Coverage With NETGEAR WiFi Range ExtenderWhen Shopping For New Laptop, Asus N550JK-DS71T Was Choice 
  • Is This a Legitimate Project Or Just Another Scam?

    Foster D. Coburn III
    19 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    There are a lot of scammers out there. Suppose you are a print shop, you may be asked to do a print job to ship to some faraway locale as cash on delivery. Good luck getting that cash. We get asked by potential clients about designing Web sites. Most of the requests are legitimate and there isn’t any doubt that it is a real person at a real company. But recently we got a request for an estimate and much of the information in the request seemed fishy. This doesn’t mean it isn’t legit, but it does make us do a little work to try and determine if it is worth pursuing. The most…
  • E-Mail Frustrations Solved With Server Move

    Foster D. Coburn III
    18 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last week in E-Mail Frustrations and a New Solution Coming Soon, I shared some of the issues we’ve had sending and received e-mail. Last Wednesday we moved our domain mail server to Google. Beneath the surface it is the Gmail platform, but we still have the exact same unleash.com addresses we’ve had for the past 20+ years. The transition was seamless. People who had reported problems sending us mail recently are now able to reach us without a problem. There were others who weren’t able to receive e-mail from us and those are also getting through. Even better, not a single…
  • Rock Out With The Incubus Free Fonts

    Foster D. Coburn III
    15 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When I saw the name Incubus on today’s free fonts, I immediately thought of the band of the same name. The meaning is a demon in male form. I don’t know if the font is any of those, just three variations of a cool handwritten font. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed. All the details on the process…
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  • Ishi Desk

    skyant
    22 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    Ishi is a surprisingly sturdy desk with many wood rods that were connected to points those randomly placed on the base. It is random, so that you can not figure out how many legs does Ishi have. Designer: Amitrani More Related PostsFunambule chair by Nicolas GrangerDice toasterErpin stool3 nuns stoolNoneli LED floor lamp
  • Axess front wallet

    skyant
    21 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    Axess provides us with a new way to use wallet. It is a minimalist front wallet, features RFID-blocking secure that keep your safe from electronic card readers. Designer: Axess More Related Postsi-drop eyedropperCaldera wall clockTwist business cardVersatile tool walletPixel clock
  • Conceptually Folded Dish Sponge

    skyant
    20 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    The Folded Dish Sponge allows users to have some squeaky-clean dishes by using its scrub slot that integrated to the spongy middle. This concept design is simple and creative, and easy to use. Designer: Yoon Naera More Related PostsFolded Dish SpongeMushroom dish spongeZoomin watch conceptViva concept speakerC-Walker computer desk
  • Popsicase, a clever iPhone case

    skyant
    19 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Popsicase looks like a sweet popsicle after extend its built-in handle from the back of the case, makes it easy to hold or check messages while you talk. The case will get to normal when the handle is retracted. Designers: Various More Related PostsEyn iPhone caseLobster iPhone caseBubble Wrap iPhone caseBeer glass-like texture of the iPhone caseTin tip tie iPhone case
  • Suli lamp with a rotatable lampshade

    skyant
    18 May 2015 | 11:04 am
    Suli lamp is a simple, ingenious lamp, which can be placed on the tabletop and wall. Its lampshade is made of wooden veneer sheets, users can easily open or close it by rotating to get the light their want. Designer: Kacper Holenderski More Related PostsSoda valveBrick Lamp, an ultra-minimal lamp designTell me, mirrorPaper LED flashlightInteresting solar lamp 11-15
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  • Confetti Studio

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Optima, Akzidenz Grotesk
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Neue Haas Unica, Leitura News, Geogrotesque
  • Bone and Gold

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: GT Sectra, Sweet Sans, Maison Neue
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
    19 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Garamond, Akzidenz Grotesk
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Minion, Nitti, Romana
 
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  • Diet Pepsi logo vector free download

    Dian N
    20 May 2015 | 2:05 am
    Diet Pepsi vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Diet Pepsi vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Diet Pepsi logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • World Map (.EPS) vector logo

    thNga
    20 May 2015 | 2:04 am
    World Map (.EPS) vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download World Map (.EPS) current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post World Map (.EPS) vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • PSV Eindhoven logo vector free download

    Dian N
    20 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    PSV Eindhoven vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Philips Sport Vereniging vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post PSV Eindhoven logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Roma (.EPS) vector logo free

    thNga
    20 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    Roma (.EPS) vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Roma (.EPS) current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Roma (.EPS) vector logo free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Goku dragon ball logo vector free

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    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Goku dragon ball vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Goku dragon ball vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Goku dragon ball logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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  • Instagram Pop Up Shop

    kyla
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    For the longest time The Boy has been telling me to clean up the storage room. At the point you can’t even walk into the room without tripping over some vintage find. But, I’ve been dragging my feet because I love everything, I just don’t have a place and space for it all. I also refuse to donate Dwell Studio pillows. We donate a lot, but I just can’t do that. So, today I’m testing the waters to see who is interested. I’m considering hosting an Instagram Pop Up Shop, and you’re invited.   MORE AFTER THE JUMP…   I’m doing a lot…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #27

    kyla
    16 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    So I just have to send a big thank you to you all. This linky party has helped me connect with so many new bloggers and see so many fun projects every week. You have all made this party so incredibly amazing, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. This past week I swear I wanted to feature every single post. You all are so talented. Thank you for sharing your blogs with me. It means so much to me. This past week I posted my 10 Summer Beach Essentials, shared a super sneak peek into my bedroom makeover, and some fun ideas on Decorating With Pink! Oh and one more fun thing, I was guest…
  • Design Crush: Decorating with Pink

    kyla
    13 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Peonies are in season right now, and let me tell you, I have pink on the brain. I use to think it was a color only for little girl rooms, but man oh man times have changes my friends. Pink can really make a statement! Who knew you could design your space with bubblegum pink walls and not have it scream I live in the Barbie Malibu Beach House? While perusing Pinterest, I started to spy pink everywhere. In the bedroom. In the living room. Even in the dining room. Seriously, it’s everywhere! Let’s take a gander, shall we? via MORE AFTER THE JUMP… Hits of pink here and there…
  • 10 Summer Beach Essentials

    kyla
    11 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    April showers brought May flowers and June is right around the corner. Do you know what that means? Time to hit the beach. Dude, you live in Chicago, not on a beach. Ah, so many forget we have Lake Michigan, and North Avenue Beach is a great place to cool down and chill out during the hot summer months. Today I’m sharing with you my 10 summer beach essentials. Everything you need to protect you skin, stay hydrated and look your best.   MORE AFTER THE JUMP… Summer beach essentials are a must have unless you live with penguins…which yes they’re cute, but too cold…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #26

    kyla
    9 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s Saturday night! And that can only mean one thing…it’s Found & Foraged linky party night! Well, for me that means only one thing. Ha! For you it might mean a fun bonfire, steak dinner, nachos and beer, a couple glasses of wine maybe? What fun things are you up to right now? Did you all have a great week? I sure did! I designed a really cute free printable for Live Laugh Rowe. I have to say, it may just be my favorite printable to date. Please check it out and give it a download. I also wrote about floor flair. Ya, I didn’t know what it was…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Kitchen Organization Hacks You Can’t Live Without

    caitlink
    21 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    The word “hack” is thought of in a bad way most of the time – from lousy professional service to illegally getting into a computer’s system. A lesser known (but more positive) definition of “hack” is “a clever solution to a tricky problem.” That’s the topic of this week’s Granite Transformations blog – a few creative “hacks” that are clever solutions to any tricky kitchen organization projects you may have going on. Getting Organized… We begin with basic organization. Most of us, at one time or another, take our kitchen space for granted. Everything we need is just…
  • The Hottest Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    18 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Granite Transformations tours the kitchen for this week’s blog. If you are wondering about what kitchen design ideas and services are out there, then relax (maybe even at your kitchen table), and read on. What makes the kitchen setting in the spring season actually enjoyable is that we can cook and bake at a more leisurely pace, as opposed to Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, where we rush around with the pressure of having many dishes prepared (piping hot) all at once. And, as it is spring, this is a time of year when people tend to consider updating or replacing their kitchen. If you…
  • Tremendous 2015 Bathroom Design Trends

    caitlink
    12 May 2015 | 11:06 am
    Spring is officially in full swing, and that yearly ritual known as “Spring Cleaning” is being practiced far and wide. This is the time of year for change; for getting rid of the old and making way for the new. This desire for change takes home improvement projects into account as well. For this week, the professionals here at Granite Transformations will offer several topics that we’ve collected on bathroom upgrades. So, the question for this week’s blog is: “Bathroom makeover, anyone?” Since late last year, there has been speculation as to what the most popular bathroom design…
  • Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day with These Special Gift Ideas

    MBecchi
    6 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    With Mother’s Day right around the corner, show Mom your love and appreciation by giving her the day off and treating her to a day she’ll never forget. For the best Mother’s Day idea for your Mom, first give some thought of what you think she would want most. What would make her feel special? Here are a few fun and easy ideas to let your mom know how much she means to you: Brunch or Dinner at Home. Giving Mom a break from the kitchen is one of the most appreciated gestures you can do for her. Restaurants are notorious for being overcrowded on Mother’s Day and the dining experience is…
  • Granite Transformations Celebrates Arbor Day 2015

    caitlink
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    Happy Arbor Day, everyone! We know…we know…this holiday isn’t as famous as Halloween or Thanksgiving – but all of us at Granite Transformations consider this a holiday that deserves more celebration than it has received. Read on, please, to our “Arbor Day 2015” blog. Who knows? You may find yourself calling out “Happy Arbor Day” with the same fervor as you yell “Happy New Year” once you have finished reading. Let us begin with a brief history lesson. Arbor Day, many may presume, began in America. Not so. The idea was born in a Spanish village called Villanueva de la…
 
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Pizzikotto by Andrea Langhi Design

    Vania
    22 May 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Sustainable interior design for a new fast pizza restaurant? Turns out it is not only possible but very attractive too. Artistic and dynamic urban ambiance created and decorated almost entirely by reused materials, adorns the small town of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Read the rest of Pizzikotto by Andrea Langhi Design originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Lary & Zoe’s House by Z-Axis Design

    Vania
    22 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Lary & Zoe’s House is a project of modern urban dwelling in 66sqm space in Taichung, Taiwan designed by young designers of Z-Axis Design. Read the rest of Lary & Zoe’s House by Z-Axis Design originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • How to Turn Small Urban Space into Stylish City Dwelling

    Vania
    21 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    How to turn a relatively small urban space, with limited budget nonetheless, into stylish, elegant and comfortable city dwelling? A question that haunts most of us. The Lithuanian design studio Normundas Vilkas has accepted this Vilnius apartment project challenge and turned it into playful compositions with functional and minimalistic hints. The apartment possesses a panoramic city view, and that is emphasized by the spacious, light and bright inner premise dеcor. Read the rest of How to Turn Small Urban Space into Stylish City Dwelling originally posted on http://interiorzine.com ©…
  • Aballs Collection Designed by Jaime Hayon

    Vania
    21 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    A collection of chandelier, hanging lamps and table lamps (which is completely beautiful), quite class, made with traditional artistry of hand blown glass with minimal metal frames and ceramic bodies. Decorative objects designed by Jaime Hayon and launched at Spazio Hayon at Ventura Lambrate during Milan International Design Week 2015. Read the rest of Aballs Collection Designed by Jaime Hayon originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Disfrutar Restaurant – New Barcelona Culinary Jewel

    Vania
    20 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A place to experience with all five senses?  Disfrutar –which loosely translated from Spanish means – to taste, to enjoy – is the new Barcelona culinary jewel designed artistically and with a dynamic approach from El Equipo Creativo. The location (unusually nested between buildings on an active street in the city) and the owners’ distinct desire for natural, fresh and stylish approach towards the culinary fusion and the decor’s eclecticism decided the final outlook and unique character of the place. Read the rest of Disfrutar Restaurant – New Barcelona Culinary Jewel…
 
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  • Fruit And Vegetable Colors: Meanings And Benefits

    dipa
    19 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Fruits and vegetables come in different colors and each of these colors is a result of certain antioxidants, phytonutrients and nutrients. So how does one know what color fruit and vegetable to eat? The answer is simple; you must eat “Rainbow colored fruit/vegetable” platter to get all health benefits. The different fruit colors are a result of different pigments and each one of which offers different health benefits. It is generally considered, that darker the color, the greater the health benefit the produce offers. Thus; dark green romaine lettuce will have more nutrition than light…
  • Find Symbolic Meanings of Your Favorite Colors!

    dipa
    13 May 2015 | 2:04 am
    Colors play an important role upon the minds of men and women and different colors mean different things to different people. Thus, if we ask you “what does blue color mean to you?”, chances are that we would hear different answers. These connotations also have been developed over the years so , for example, blue could stand for Masculinity, the Democrats (for Americans), the ocean or the sky etc. Today, we will try and get an insight into what your favorite colors mean and symbolize. The Color Blue – What does the favorite color blue mean? Blue is a popular color and many people…
  • Best Colors For 2015

    dipa
    4 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Following months of cold, dark and grey winter, people obviously look forward to some colors with the arrival of spring. As we gratefully look to the sun, we also crave colors in clothes and makeup and of course our interior renovation projects- colors that are light, attractive and as bright as the spring colors. Color inspiration is everywhere- from the cherry blossoms outdoors to the runways and fashion shows-and are glad for them as they brighten our days and lift our spirits! If you are wondering what the best colors are for 2015, you have come to the right place. This website is all…
  • The Best Colors for Websites

    dipa
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    If you have been following this blog, you know by now that colors are central to our lives and also to our businesses. I have already covered the best logo and business colors and today we will take a look at the best colors for websites and how you can use them to improve the appearance of your site. Colors of website: Powerful communication tool Your website is a powerful tool you use to communicate with your buyers, readers, clients or followers- whatever the purpose of your website is. Naturally, all your visitors react differently to different colors. More importantly, they are relying…
  • Lipstick Color Selection Guide: What Your Lipstick Colors Say About You

    dipa
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Whether you are a woman giving a business presentation or meeting her boyfriend’s family the first time: people will always judge you initially by the ‘things that are on your face’. Yes, makeup forms an integral part of a woman’s getup and, primarily, the lipstick colors she chooses speak volumes about her. These days, just like the colors of the rainbow, there are lipstick colors available in virtually every shade known to mankind.In this guide, we will consider everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the right lipstick colors. What lipstick colors should I wear for a…
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  • 12 Easy DIY Photo Booths You Can Make At Home

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Many of us love taking selfies, but sometimes when we want to take large scale photos with our friends and families we want to make the occasion special! Learning how to make your own Photo Booths isn’t only fun to create, it only makes for the perfect place to have some enjoyment and excitement when […] The post 12 Easy DIY Photo Booths You Can Make At Home appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 33 Genius Ways To Make More Of Your Family Photos

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 7:16 pm
    We all have our cherished photos we keep of our families in our beloved photo albums or stored safely on our hard drives. Those storage ideas are always a good idea, but did you know you can do so much more with your family photos? These genius ways to make more of your family photos […] The post 33 Genius Ways To Make More Of Your Family Photos appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 24 Hacks To Make Your Furniture Look Way More Expensive

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Most of us don’t have the luxury of buying expensive furniture, but if you still want that expensive look here are some fantastic hacks to make your furniture look ways more expensive! With some excellent do-it-yourself ways to make your furniture to expensive like adding some extra paint, turn your furniture fancy with some fancy wallpaper […] The post 24 Hacks To Make Your Furniture Look Way More Expensive appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 30 Stunning Geometric Line And Dot Tattoos

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 7:58 pm
    you’ll be surprised how beautiful dots and lines can be when combined to make some stunning tattoo designs! Turkish artist, Bicem Sinik has taken two simple forms to create some unique minimalistic tattoos. Bicem is very fond of animals which work well with her geomatric shapes and styles and is often seen in many of her tattoo […] The post 30 Stunning Geometric Line And Dot Tattoos appeared first on Design Bump.
  • Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Rude Looks in Public

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero has always had strangers stare at her and make fun of her in public because of her weight. Instead of the situation making her feel sad and depressed, she decided to create a unique photography series based on her experiences. Named Wait Watchers, her photography collection features Morris-Cafiero’s self portraits of herself in public showing […] The post Woman Photographs Herself Receiving Rude Looks in Public appeared first on Design Bump.
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  • Awesome kindergarten in Copenhagen

    Ivana Mirchevska
    20 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    Five interconnected fluid structures with a modern brick façade and green roof and a huge park form the image of the extraordinary kindergarten “Forfatterhuset”, conveniently located in a peaceful surrounding in the old historic... The post Awesome kindergarten in Copenhagen appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Practical and modern teen room

    Ivana Mirchevska
    18 May 2015 | 8:05 am
    With the idea of ​​practical and creatively designed room for teenagers, the Russian architectural studio “INT2 architecture” created a large multifunctional construction which merges the bed, drawers, closet and a library. The design resembles... The post Practical and modern teen room appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Creative sculptural bookshelf

    Ivana Mirchevska
    13 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    The designer and founder of “Pousti” design studio, Mariam Pousti, created a complex bookshelf that looks like an open fan as part of the special collection “CHEFT”, which was presented at the Design Week... The post Creative sculptural bookshelf appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Unusual kitchen islands

    Ivana Mirchevska
    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kitchen islands are slowly becoming favorite parts for socialization of the family members and friends especially while tasty meals are being prepared. Practical and versatile, used both for preparation of food food, storage of... The post Unusual kitchen islands appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Old barn turned into a modern family home

    Ivana Mirchevska
    6 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    The architectural studio “Arcoquattro Architettura” transformed an old barn in Como, Italy into a modern family home. The new home retained part of the old structure, but the architects added new elements and surfaces... The post Old barn turned into a modern family home appeared first on The Design Home.
 
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  • Colorful Macarons Confectionary Packaging Design

    Deep Datta
    17 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Colorful Macarons Confectionary Packaging Design for Mixville allows consumers to identify with bite-sized confectionery and sweet treats like Macarons, a perfect assortment for an afternoon tea or breakfast coffee. The bright, warm colors and good-looking packaging adds an uplifting, zingy character to the delicious macaroons. Much like the different colors of the macaroons themselves the packaging material is available… Read More »The post Colorful Macarons Confectionary Packaging Design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Top Ten Sexiest book cover designs

    Deep Datta
    10 May 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Top Ten Sexiest book cover designs hand picks ten covers for popular books or novella which benefit equally from their iconic, sexy covers. A follow up on our earlier series of Top Ten Coolest book cover designs, we up the sensuality quotient, bringing out the lustful, sexy side to some of the most ‘grown up’ book covers ever designed.… Read More »The post Top Ten Sexiest book cover designs appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Beautiful Craft Beer brand design

    Deep Datta
    10 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Beautiful Craft Beer brand design for Vocation brewery tells the story of their bold flavors, and distinctive style of bringing individual notes to life. Designed by U.K. based branding and packaging agency, Robot Food ‘s take on Vocation microbreweries is daring-yet-refined befitting the beer they craft. As the microbreweries gain recognition and popularity, Robert Food creates a perfect brand identity which is creative and… Read More »The post Beautiful Craft Beer brand design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Imunia Yogurt colorful package design

    Deep Datta
    5 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Imunia Yogurt colorful package design by Aida Jakaityte highlights the product qualities of natural, vibrant ingredients which develop your immunity. The brand name, an obvious inspiration from immunity, is clear about its motives. The ingredients are all natural, good quality herbs which help make your immunity stronger. Clients Vilkyškių Pieninė from Vilnius, Lithuania ensure that the product is represented well in their… Read More »The post Imunia Yogurt colorful package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Gulp milkshake brand redesign

    Deep Datta
    3 May 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Gulp milkshake brand redesign was aimed at consumers who would notice their favorite ready-to-drink milkshake in a crowded market space. And those who didn’t hitherto know, would instantly get hooked to interesting brand label, colorful product marketing and imagery. In short, this was making ‘Gulp’ not just a brand name, but an attitude. The design accentuates the enjoyment factor of… Read More »The post Gulp milkshake brand redesign appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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  • Best Graduation Gifts for 2015

    Amanda Gates
    21 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
      Graduation gifts are a delicate matter. Often times, us boring adults, who have “been there and done that,” try to offer up goods that we think are nice little gifts to send them off into the world. Problem is, most grads shove them in a junk drawer and never use them. I remember when I graduated… Read more The post Best Graduation Gifts for 2015 appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 healing crystals to boost your garden

    Amanda Gates
    18 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Crystals are natural stones produced by the earth over thousands of years. Most people think of chandeliers, wedding goblets or bowls when they hear the word crystal but healing crystals are all around us in agate, mineral and rock form. In fact, some places like New Mexico and Arizona have known energy vortexes, caused by meteorites… Read more The post 7 healing crystals to boost your garden appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 design tips to improve your laundry room

    Amanda Gates
    14 May 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Laundry rooms are often the last source for design inspiration, and few homeowner’s put effort into making them special. But talk to any mom with a house full of kids, pets, and various other “life” happenings, and they will tell you that they do some serious laundry; meaning they spend a good part of their day,… Read more The post 7 design tips to improve your laundry room appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to improve your feng shui

    Amanda Gates
    11 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Interior design and feng shui are intrinsic tools to create balance and harmony in your home. When your space feels as good as it looks, your mood is lifted, you feel lighter and grace is easier to achieve. Everything just seems to work, and a slower pace sets in – like taking in a long, deep breath.… Read more The post How to improve your feng shui appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Sparkling Berry Lemonade

    Amanda Gates
    7 May 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Oh my stars, it’s finally summer, can you believe it!? I thought this winter would never end. Every time I turned on the news there was another freeze warning or snow storm heading our way. I have never been stuck in my house, and then Ol’ man winter froze half of Nashville, paralyzing the city… Read more The post Sparkling Berry Lemonade appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Best Dispersion Photoshop Action Collection

    Graphic Wolf
    2 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Dispersion Photoshop actions permit graphics designer and photographic artists to robotize regular groupings for expanded productivity. On the off chance that you do much work with photograph altering you can positively advantage from the time spared by having a decent library of Photoshop activities. There are innumerable activities accessible that The post Best Dispersion Photoshop Action Collection appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Free Photography Business Card # 22

    Graphic Wolf
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    High-quality free photography business card enhance your profile, increase your perceived price and set the tone for what it’s attending to be preferred to do business with you. In some cases, folks feel that the impression a card makes on a possible client is simply as necessary because the face-to-face The post Free Photography Business Card # 22 appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best FREE Photoshop Scripts

    Graphic Wolf
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    Photoshop is remarkable because of its Filtration framework and also Actions, in any case there’s a last system to expand the execution associated with Adobe’s portrait improving application – Photoshop Scripts. Photoshop Scripts are typically a bit like Actions, but instead than being able to replay various steps, Scripts may The post Best FREE Photoshop Scripts appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • What does Standard Business Card Dimensions Mean?

    Graphic Wolf
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:23 pm
     What is the Standard Business Card dimension?  business card is a useful item to carry out the information about you and your personality. People will get clear information about you and your business through a business card. So it’s very important things and you should be careful about standard business The post What does Standard Business Card Dimensions Mean? appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Soccer Tournament Flyer Design

    Graphic Wolf
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    Do you have any plan to organize a football tournament in this season? And need a soccer tournament flyer design that promote your event perfectly? If you are searching for that then you have come to the right place. Here you can see some of the creative and innovative flyer The post Best Soccer Tournament Flyer Design appeared first on Design Freebie.
 
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  • Twice Light brings strangers together during NYC Design Week

    Design Chronicle
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Twice Light is a collaborative photographic and relational art project created by Italian photographer Gianluca Vassallo in collaboration with Foscarini. Held during NYC Design Week, the project aimed at forming small, temporary communities by inviting people to take a moment to stand under the light to connect with a total stranger in the streets of New York. His goal is to change the world, two people at a time and capture the exact moment they meet and connect. Image © Gianluca Vassallo The project features the new Twice as Twiggy, a colossal version of the Twiggy lamp inspired by the…
  • Arco’s new addition to the Sketch Family

    Design Chronicle
    20 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Arco has expanded their versatile Sketch chair family by adding two new additions: Sketch Dining and Sketch Lounge. Designed by Burkhard Vogtherr & Jonathan Prestwich, the collection offers a luxurious and comfortable seating solutions whether it is in the work room or dining area. Image © Arco Sketch Lounge is a comfortable chair that works wonderfully when teamed with a meeting table or desk, but looks just as great around the dinner table or in the living room. Image © Arco Image © Arco Sketch Dining offers the same versatility as the rest of the family, featuring a high back chair…
  • Make Architects unveils its new subterranean studio in London

    Design Chronicle
    20 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Make Architects opened the doors to its new London studio, a 1,300m² renovated NCP car park located on the basement floor of Middlesex House, Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia. The subterranean space is pre-let by Derwent London Plc under a 15 year lease, providing a canvas for Make to showcase their innovative and sustainable approach to design. Image © Make Architects The entrance to the studio is located to the left of Middlesex House, a five-storey Art Deco-style building erected in 1934 and in use as a garment-making factory prior to its purchase by Derwent in the 1980s. Upon arrival,…
  • Pomi by Luca Nichetto for Zero

    Design Chronicle
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Luca Nichetto took inspiration from his heritage to design the new Pomi collection for Zero Lighting. Pomi is a Venetian word to define particularly apples and, by extension, fruits in general. The collection is reminescent of ripe fruit hanging from the branches of a tree. Image © Luca Nichetto Each pendant features faceted surfaces in painted aluminum, brass and copper to capture the light and cast continually shifting reflections over the surroundings. The standard colours are white, grey, yellow and burgundy, or solid brass and copper. Placed together the pendants create a dynamic…
  • Tableau Automatic Watering Tray by Pikaplant Crowdfunding on Kickstarter

    Design Chronicle
    19 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Amsterdam-based start-up Pikaplant has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest project, an automatic house plant watering tray that makes it easy for anyone to grow healthy indoor plants. Tableau mimics the natural wet-dry cycle of groundwater, for healthier plants. True to nature, its ebb-and-flow irrigation system uses zero electricity. Tableau will run on Kickstarter until May 31st, 2015 hoping to raise €80,000. Back up the project here! Image © Pikaplant We want to make plantkeeping so easy that anyone can do it. We believe greener living is better living, and we think…
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  • Miami’s B Side By Mauricio Candela

    Mauricio_Candela
    22 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    By Mauricio_Candela Miami-based Photographer Mauricio Candela, just started a personal project, where his intention is to find the other side of Miami.Miami, a city well known for fashion, good looking people, party, architecture, beautiful beaches, money, mansions and much more, has obviously a side that a lot of people don’t see, it’s also a beautiful side of it, but is more real, more down to earth, less flashy and more human. At the end of the day, no matter which side you like Miami is beautiful. Here some samples of the project, and more images in the near future. More…
  • Happiness is by your Side – illustrated GIFs of everyday moments by Maori Sakai

    Desmond Ignaz
    22 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    By Desmond Ignaz Japanese illustrator Maori Sakai creates cute illustrated GIFs out of everyday moments in life. Read more
  • Live Music Photography by Jay Hynes

    pro4oto
    22 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    By pro4oto Jay Hynes is a professional photographer and art director based in Melbourne, Australia. Jay shoots a lot of advertising, portrait and music photography. He dislikes jazz music and bands that break up. via music photography
  • A Finnish ‘Wildlife Whisperer’ Captures Stunning Photos Of Animals Eating Out Of His Hand

    fraufaya
    21 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    By fraufaya A couple years ago, 21-year-old Konsta Punkka realized he has a special gift. In some sense he can talk to animals. As a teen, Punkka would go into the woods with his iPhone or DSLR, lure squirrels with nuts or biscuits, and photograph the little creatures eating out of his hand. Over the years, he’s honed his craft. Punkka shares his interactions with squirrels, foxes, and birds on his Instagram account. Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/ Images: https://500px.com/
  • WUNDERLAND – The Miniature World of Frank Kunert

    Desmond Ignaz
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    By Desmond Ignaz More than simply a photographic satire, the “miniature worlds” of Frank Kunert are compositions of ideas, models of sets which he spends weeks and months meticulously putting together from plastic, modeling clay and paint until the results are perfect, almost lifelike. Read more
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  • Getting Paid As A Freelancer

    <a href="http://www.leemunroe.com/">Lee Munroe</a>
    17 May 2015 | 11:41 pm
    As a freelancer, or small business owner, it’s extremely important to get paid as soon as possible because more than likely you don’t have a Scrooge McDuck money bin to help you out. Money can be a tricky subject, and for one reason or another getting paid as a freelancer on time is something that will always crop up, no matter who you work with. As a freelancer I’ve come across these obstacles myself and would like to share with you how I operate, and maybe you can share your own experience in return. Communication is key Right from the start, communication with your client…
  • Mistakes Freelancers Make

    <a href="http://iamdennisfield.com/">Dennis Field</a>
    13 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    I want to share with you the biggest mistake I think I made starting out as a freelance designer. I didn’t correctly position myself in the market. Based on the inquiries that I get every week, I’m going to bet that you too are making the same mistake. It’s okay, there are mistakes freelancers make. I’m excited to help. Here’s my story. My Experience When I started off freelancing I was focused more on trying to make as much money as I could by providing a vast array of services to every potential client that came my way. I figured that if my portfolio showcased all of the skills I…
  • Why you need a contract for every project

    <a href="https://krit.it/">Austin Price</a>
    4 May 2015 | 1:19 am
    Are you starting a new client project soon? Stop what you’re doing right now and go make a contract for that project before you do anything else. Actually, read this first. Then go make a contract for freelancer. As a designer, it can be easy to jump past the initial stages of a client project and get right to designing. Usually, you’re excited about getting to work and getting all the ideas running through your head down on paper. But rushing to get projects started can come back to haunt you, especially if you don’t have a good framework to go by. If you’re doing any kind of…
  • How to build confidence when you start freelancing

    <a href="https://www.behance.net/sivansaar">Sivan Saar</a>
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    How do you start freelancing? It’s easy. Learn your profession, find those clients and charge them for that service! There is a slight chance you’ll face some obstacles. One of them is really tiny, not too big of a deal.. It is the fact that it is FREAKING SCARY. The number one issue I have faced before even trying to start was lack of confidence. Lack of confidence with the quality of my work, my ability to manage myself, handling money and the list goes on. I believe that 50% of our success is learning the job and how to set our game plan right. The other 50% is pure psychology. It is…
  • Writing for Designers

    <a href="http://talikord.wix.com/tali-kord#!writing/c1n0f">Tali Kord</a>
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Writing is an inevitable part of a designer’s day-to-day: preparing work proposals, composing lengthy official emails, creating copy for designs. Even though you first set out to develop a career in a visual field, soon enough you will discover that using that particular brain function is not enough, and will be forced to go literal (literally). Unfortunately, creating copy is not as easy as it looks (well, unfortunately for designers, at any rate. Definitely fortunately for us writers, who would have very little paying work if writing came easily to everyone.) But fear not, fellow…
 
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  • Fake a Presidential Order With President Obama's Handwriting Font

    22 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    We recently posted about how you can buy fonts to write just like geniuses like Einstein, Da Vinci, and Freud, well now you can add to your celebrity font collection with the handwriting of the commander-in-chief himself, President Barack Obama. The creator of the font promises a 70% match to Barack's actual handwriting, so while it's not perfect, it's close enough for government work as they say. *It goes without saying, but the headline is a joke, you should definitely not impersonate the president in any way. Leave that to the professionals on late night television.
  • Helvetica Neue vs. San Francisco: Can You Tell The Difference?

    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Apple rumor mill is running rampant with the idea that Apple's new typeface, San Francisco, will begin replacing Helvetica Neue in both iOS and Mac OS. This has some designers up in arms. How could you abandon Helvetica for San Francisco? Apostasy! The question is, can you tell the difference between the two? If you think you can, test your knowledge by taking our little quiz below. Fair warning, it gets pretty tricky near the end! How'd You Do? After you've taken the quiz, let us know your score in the comments below. And be honest!
  • How To Rapidly Create Your Own Script Font With Modular Shapes

    22 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    We're teaming up with Skillshare to bring you some fantastic premium design tutorials. In this post, you'll see an excerpt from Spencer Charles's Skillshare class on Lettering with Illustrator. If you've ever tried to create a vector script in Illustrator before, you know that it can be super tedious. That's why watching Spencer work is so fascinating to me. He shows you how to create simple, reusable shapes that can be expanded to form your entire alphabet in a much shorter amount of time than if you drew each letter individually. Whether you're interested in lettering or not, it's worth a…
  • Breaking Bad, Pulp Fiction, and More Reimagined as Hipster Logos

    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    We've all seen one of the latest trends in design nowadays: the old school logo. You know, the one that looks like it was designed with a slide ruler on a drafting table, using little more than pen and ink. One enterprising person created Ciné-Hipsters on Tumblr, and they make hipster style logos for TV shows and movies. It's not clear if the site is a critique or celebration of the seemingly ubiquitous hipster logo fad, but either way, it's pretty awesome. Don't believe me? Keep scrolling. You'll get it sooner or later. And if not, just know that we liked it before it was cool. Kevin Whipps…
  • "Make It Pop!" Five Ways to Up Design Impact and Make Clients Happy

    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    "Make it Pop" is probably the most feared, incomprehensible and downright horrible phrases in the English language. Designer English, that is. Clients often use the phrase "make it pop" when a logo or marketing design is close, but not quite at the level of "punch" they are looking for. "Make it pop" generally refers to making a logo or design brighter, larger, more prominent or giving it higher levels of contrast. In short, the client is looking for more impact from the design. While designers know what "making it pop" means, they may not always be sure about the most effective and efficient…
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  • "Rapture", the art exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion by Camille Norment

    14 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    Photo by OCA / Matteo Da Fina Camille Norment has realized a site-specific installation within the nordic pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2015. ‘Rapture’, curated by Katya García-Antón, unfolded during the opening days of the international art exhibition as a set of performances by musicians and vocalists at specific times; and a three-part publication which explores the relationship between the human body and sound, through the visual, the sonic and the architectural body. Installation view of ‘Rapture’ by Camille Norment at the nordic pavilion.
  • Mexico has its first project designed by Zaha Hadid

    14 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Image courtesy of Esfera City Center Zaha Hadid Architects has presented plans for their first work in Mexico, a high-density housing project in Monterrey. According to the Architects’ Journal, the brief originally called for 12 residential towers, but the London-based practice proposed an alternative low-rise design with 981 units arranged around three sides of the rectangular site. The project also includes a 30,000 square meter park with a café, gym and reading room, in addition to an amphitheater to be used for concerts. Oriented towards the centrally positioned…
  • London Design Festival reveals installations for 2015

    13 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    David Adjaye, Alex Chinneck and Mischer'Traxler are among the designers set to create installations for this year's London Design Festival, which will include an electricity pylon turned on its head and a courtyard filled with mirrors. A number of large-scale installations by Irish firm Grafton Architects, London-based designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri and Mexican architect Frida Escobedo were also announced during a conference at the V&A this morning. A Bullet From A Shooting Star by Alex Chinneck They form part of over 350 events that…
  • Snarkitecture's Architectural Camouflage collection to hide in urban life

    12 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    New York 2015: New York studio Snarkitecture has used patterns of the city's subway tiles and marbled surfaces to cover a range of clothes that allow the wearer to blend in with the urban environment. In a collaboration with custom print company Print All Over Me, Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham of Snarkitecture used repeated motifs based on architectural materials to create the collection of chameleonic clothing that is launching in New York this week. "The starting point was this idea of creating moments of architectural confusion, where you become visually lost within different…
  • "Women were unwelcome, but male architects couldn't live without"

    12 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The journalists, artists and curators at the press preview for the Museum of Arts and Design's new exhibition, Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Mid-century and Today, were about 90 per cent female – an unusually high percentage, according to the museum's publicist. But the imbalance seemed about right, in that it reflected the continuing, uneasy, and gendered relationship between people who make things out of yarn, clay or cloth and people who make things out of glass, steel or plastic. The editors of a few blogs seemed unsure whether the contents of the show – four…
 
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  • Apple Watch and iOS8 Library update (12th May)

    Eileen Coyle
    19 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Improvements iOS8 library for iPad Added iOS8 widgets library for ipad Added new iOS8 cards and design patterns Improved the overall quality of widgets Apple Watch Update Widgets now support both 38mm and 42mm size watches Added some new design patterns and screen resolutions to create even better and more accurate Apple Watch prototypes
  • Building the perfect prototyping process

    Dave Kearney
    13 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    We've recently written about how using the right prototyping techniques can save your company a fortune but we didn't delve deeply into what those techniques are, or how they can be integrated into your development process. It’s almost inevitable that any form of prototyping will help your project - the benefits are simply too significant. But, like any technique or process, it can be done both more effectively and less effectively. We’d like to introduce you to how we at Fluid UI believe prototyping should be done and what most effective approach is given the normal business constraints…
  • HTML5, native and hybrid – choosing the best approach

    Dave Kearney
    13 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    When deciding on a mobile strategy for your company, one of the first important decisions you need to make is whether to use HTML5, build and maintain separate native apps, or build using a hybrid approach. Each approach has different benefits and drawbacks for key factors such as performance, security, maintainability and cost and the right approach to will heavily depend on your needs and priorities. Either way, being well informed before deciding on your strategy is critical and we've highlighted the key strengths and weaknesses of each platform that you need to consider in this article.
  • Architectural improvements and bugfixes (7th May)

    Eileen Coyle
    7 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    A slightly more technical update this week with a few key bugfixes as we build towards a more collaborative version of the editor Bugfixes Fixed Selected widgets sometimes lose focus when using arrow keys to move Improvements Fixed Implement MOSS VAT changes for EU countries - The VAT MOSS allows your business to submit returns and pay VAT to EU member states Fixed Added queue for all client /server requests which prevents some race conditions where project could be overwritten by earlier versions if saves were delayed Fixed Centralise all ajax communication points to a single location to use…
  • Everything you need to design Android Wear apps

    Eileen Coyle
    6 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    After putting our resources for Apple Watch post live we got a request to do the same kind of post listing resources and design guidelines for Android Wear. So without further ado, we'd like to present everything you need to design brilliant apps for the other major competitor in the wearable space. Available Android Wear Devices Start with this guide to every Android watch available today 8 of the best watches that run Android Wear: Sony Smartwatch - Samsung Gear Live - LG Watch Urbane - LG G Watch RLg G Watch - Moto 360 - Zenwatch - Huawei Watch Official Design Guidelines Android’s…
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  • 8 Top Packaging Design Firms from The Dieline Awards 2015

    Daniel Kim
    21 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The article 8 Top Packaging Design Firms from The Dieline Awards 2015 appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. The 6th annual Dieline Awards recognize the world’s top packaging design firms and brands. With over 39 winners across 13 categories, we are highlighting the best graphic design, branding and packaging agencies from across the world. Winners were announced at the HOW Design Live conference in Chicago on May 4th 2015. So, let’s take a look at some of the top packaging designs that caught our eye! All of the winning design firms and agencies can be found on Agency Spotter,…
  • 6 Winning Digital Agencies from the Design for Experience Awards

    Daniel Kim
    13 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    The article 6 Winning Digital Agencies from the Design for Experience Awards appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. Announcing the winning digital agencies and design firms from the 2014 DfE Awards! The Design for Experience awards are a celebration of the best experience design, research, strategy and technology from the brightest minds and organization from the past year. In partnership with UX Magazine, the DfE awards are in its second year of operation after a successful inaugural program from 2013. With a roster of talented finalist and amazing judges, lets take a look at the…
  • My Agency Counterpart is Gone… Now What?

    Jason Campbell
    5 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The article My Agency Counterpart is Gone… Now What? appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. How to handle the surprise departure of your agency counterpart.   The unfortunate reality of the business world is that people don’t keep their jobs forever. The days of people joining a company, putting in 30+ years, and retiring without ever having to update their resume are long gone. This reality is only too harsh in the digital space. You can leave your office on a Friday afternoon having just spoken with your account manager and feeling great about the status of your various projects…
  • 4 Tips for Better RFP Responses

    Jason Campbell
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    The article 4 Tips for Better RFP Responses appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. The “P” in RFP doesn’t have to stand for “pain”. Below are 4 tips that will make your RFP process an asset instead of a chore.  1. Start from Scratch If you’re not getting the results you want or need from your RFP process, my first tip is go back to step 1 with your process. In fact, you should go back to step 0. Instead of thinking about your traditional first step, think about what you want to accomplish through your RFP process. Or, maybe you want to relieve specific pain points in your process…
  • 6 Top PR Agencies from the 2015 PRWeek Awards

    Daniel Kim
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    The article 6 Top PR Agencies from the 2015 PRWeek Awards appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. Discover the six top public relations agency winners we felt had the biggest impact from the 2015 PRWeek Awards. To learn more about these top PR agencies and others, sign-up with Agency Spotter and start building your best shortlist in seconds. Top Agency Awards Small PR Agency of the Year – Singer Associates Singer Associates won Small Agency of the Year for demonstrating its consistency over the year and doubling the firm’s revenue from $4.5 million to $9 million. This small agency…
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  • Making of Cyberpunk Character Bust by Adam Fisher

    john
    22 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Adam Fisher is a freelance 3D Character Artist. He shared his timelapse video of “Cyberpunk Character Bust” with CG Community. The mech parts were first loosely concepted in Zbrush, then retopogized in Maya (not shown) and then imported into Zbrush to add some details. Give your feedback in comment box. http://www.afisher.com.au/ Making of Cyberpunk Character Bust Zbrush Tutorial How to make Cyberpunk Character Bust     Cyberpunk Character Bust. Rendered in Marmoset Toolbag 2       Head Polypainting Timelapse Brute, Zbrush, Timelapse, Sculpt,…
  • Brute – Sculpted and Rendered in Zbrush – Timelapse

    john
    22 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Brute – Sculpted and Rendered in Zbrush – Timelapse Adam Fisher is a freelance 3D Character Artist. He shared his timelapse video with CG Community. Sculpted and rendered in Zbrush. Concept by Stepan Alekseev. The hair was created using a custom insert mesh brush on top of a base hair sculpt. Give your feedback in comment box. http://www.afisher.com.au/ Making of Brute Zbrush Tutorial How to make Brute Brute, Zbrush, Timelapse, Sculpt, zbrushtuts  
  • Default Gandam MSA-0011 ext EX-S – Zbrush Work – 3D Art

    john
    20 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Take a look at Banya’s Zbrush work. The Zbrush assignment for Paul Gaboury’s class at Uartsy.com. He used Zmodeler Brush and IMM Brush. Some kitbashing of hydraulic parts & cable parts made by “Nick Govacko”, render in Keyshot & post work in Photoshop. If you have any question you can ask at: banyadesigns@gmail.com          
  • Making of Renegade – Concept to 3D Art

    john
    17 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    Valentin Demchenko, concept artist made “Renegade” Concept art for Stormfall: Age of War. Plarium. Danil Solovyov a 3D Character Artist made a 3D Version Renegade. You will see both the concept and 3D Version in this post. Hope you liked it and if you do please give your feedback in comment box.   Renegade – Concept   Renegade 3d version            
  • Azzar’hi High Quality Statue Project – 3D Art by Tsume Art

    john
    15 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Watch the amazing Art “KS Azzar’hi project.” This is a unique collaboration between Tsume Art, the company I work for, and talented artist Aleksi Briclot in order to create a unique statue of a kind.         video presentation of the project:     Zbrush Shots           Kickstarter Project to support: Azzar’Hi universe’s update has one goal: let you know more of the universe Aleksi created behind this wonderful character which is Azzar’Hi. You’ll see he created a whole world with rules of its own.
 
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