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  • Dissected Cake
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Scary cake with realistic bones and internal organs is perfect for Halloween. Anatomy cake made by Annabel de Vetten, creator of the Dexter Cake. Also check out: Stormtrooper Cake and Realistic Heart Cake
  • Better Water

    Design Mom
    Design Mom
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. This post is brought to you by Soma. Question: how do you guys handle water drinking in your family? Do you drink from the tap? Favor ice? Use a fridge door dispenser? Drink bottled water? Or perhaps you prefer juice or soda and skip the water altogether? This is how it goes at our house: during our France years we changed up our water drinking in two ways: 1) we stopped using ice, and 2) we started keeping our drinking water in the fridge in glass bottles with spring top lids — which kept it ready and cold (and was part of why it was easy to stop using ice).
  • Ferran Adrià reveals the secret to elBulli's success at a new exhibition in Madrid

    Wallpaper* News Feed
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    'I needed to understand what had taken us to where we were. I wanted to find out what was the real DNA of elBulli,' explains renowned Catalan chef Ferran Adrià. It is this theme that he seeks to explore with a new exhibition, 'Ferran Adrià: Auditing the Creative Process', which opens today at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. The exhibition charts 25 years of elBulli's storied history, mapping out 'the peculiarities and evolution' of the restaurant's creative process. 'All I have done is look back analyse and every step we took,'…
  • Erik Spiekermann: If the left brain/right brain theory of creativity and reasoning is correct, we're in trouble.

    Design Observer: Main Posts
    Design Observer
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    If the left brain/right brain theory of creativity and reasoning is correct, we’re in trouble
  • 30 Beautiful Ecommerce Product Page Designs

    Six Revisions
    Jacob Gube
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    For an online store, the design of product pages is important to get right. The product page is the place where a purchase is likely to happen, and so its form and function can dictate the success of an ecommerce site. For inspiration and ideas, check out these excellent product page designs from a variety of ecommerce sites. Greats Jays United Pixelworkers Master and Dynamic Skinny Ties V76 Ugmonk Nixon Mammoth & Co. REBEL8 Hommard Joined + Jointed Grovemade yurbuds El Recibidor Kershaw Knives Hard Graft Locals Apparel Best Made Company Cocones Wootten Ab Aeterno Functionals Boards of…
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  • How to use Photo Filters to Enhance Your Images

    Poppie Pack
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Filters are a fantastic way to transform a lack lustre shot into a vibrant and striking image. Each preset photo filter in Canva has unique characteristics; familiarise yourself with them all or read on to learn how to create your own. Here we introduce you to the basics of using photo filters in Canva – from where to find them and how to apply them, to how to use them to create character in your designs! 1Use filters to set a mood Experiment with filters to alter the mood or feel of your images. The best filter for your design will vary depending on your content, so make sure you have a…
  • Three Fresh Font Pairings to Inspire Your Designs

    Poppie Pack
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Remember to keep broadening your creative horizons by getting experimental with type marriage. We are always adding to our ever-extending suite of fonts to help educate and evolve your design skills. These additional typefaces give you the tools to apply aesthetic variations to your graphics. Feel like you have been stuck for new ideas and need some inspiration? Here we show you you some excellent ways to use some of our newest members of The Canva Library, as well as techniques to pair the newbies with pre-existing font favorites. 1Quicksand, literally Influenced by 1920’s-30’s…
  • How to Use Transparency to Transform Your Design

    Poppie Pack
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A gentle application of transparency to your images is a clever way to create beautiful designs. Whether applied to a photograph used as a background or to shape and text to form a layered effect, this tool is a powerful and popular part of the web and print design process. Be prepared to think outside the box – here we show you some brilliant ways to apply transparency to your designs. 1Create clear copy space Using a transparent background helps with text legibility and is a clever way to represent your content. Let your background determine your copy area by choosing an image with…
  • A Visual Guide to Type Terminology

    Poppie Pack
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Fast-track your design education by getting familiar with fundamental typographic terms! Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in your designs. The aim of the game is to make your written language look aesthetically beautiful and read effectively so your message can be absorbed with impact. These essential terms will form the foundation of your typography knowledge – so be sure to save, pin, and share these graphics for easy reference! 1Ascender The ascender is the vertical stem that extends above the x-height of a letter, you can use this landing space as somewhere to…
  • How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Brand

    Anna Guerrero
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether you’ve decided to branch out from a company and start your own business, or are launching a game-changing new startup, understanding the impact of color on consumer behaviour will help your brand become a success. In fact, research shows that 85% of consumers respond to color as the primary reason for buying a particular product, while over 92% acknowledge visual appearance as the most persuasive marketing factor overall. Try these 5 creative tips to choose a color palette that’s relevant, memorable and inspiring for your brand 1Know your focus Brands with great color schemes…
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  • Frank Gehry gets academic for his 'Curated Shelf' at Louis Vuitton's London flagship

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Gehry-mania continues apace in Europe. October saw the launch of the architect's retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, followed by the grand opening of his ship-shaped Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Jardin d'Acclimatation. Ahead of it all, Wallpaper* HQ recuited the master builder to guest-edit the October 2014 issue. This week he unveils another project – this time on the first-floor 'librarie' at the New Bond Street flagship of his patron du jour, Louis Vuitton. Following a line of creative luminaries including Cindy Sherman, David Bowie and Harland Miller, Gehry has…
  • The soundtrack to London Fashion Week's S/S 2015 womenswear shows

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Fashion week, nowadays, is about much more than just the collections. Showmanship is the name of the game, and in the meticulously executed sartorial extravaganzas, the sound space is an element that no producer or designer can afford to overlook. Music royalty - past, present and future - is enlisted to ensure a full assault on the senses. Here, we bring you London Fashion Week's catwalk mega-mix from the S/S 2015 womenswear collections. FRIDAY 12/09 Eudon Choi 'Cosmogony' by Bjork; 'Workinonit' by J Dilla; 'Still Water' by Four Tops; 'Sir Greendown' by…
  • Sohei Nishino's intricate new works put world cities on the map

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    If you haven't seen the world's cities as mapped by artist-cartographer Sohei Nishino, now's your chance. Nishino's highly detailed 'Dioramas', maps of some of the world's most diverse urban centres, from Tokyo to New York, were first shown in London in 2011 and amazed everyone from critics to children. His photographic collages were made from memory with thousands of cut-out snapshots taken in all corners and from all angles of the city. Nishino delighted in the textures, shapes and faces he witnessed, from rivers to big skies, markets to nightclubs, posers to zoo…
  • 'Women Fashion Power' at London's Design Museum explores the link between clothing and success

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    A few years ago, Hillary Clinton responded to a journalist asking about her fashion preferences with, 'Would you ask me this question if I were a man?' The journalist's answer was defensive, of course, but the reasons behind Clinton's reaction are much deeper and more interesting than it might seem. Now on show at the Design Museum, Women Fashion Power ('Not a Multiple Choice', says the title's standfirst) examines this tension with a display of garments that have helped shape the identities of strong, successful women over the ages. It goes without saying that…
  • Ferran Adrià reveals the secret to elBulli's success at a new exhibition in Madrid

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    'I needed to understand what had taken us to where we were. I wanted to find out what was the real DNA of elBulli,' explains renowned Catalan chef Ferran Adrià. It is this theme that he seeks to explore with a new exhibition, 'Ferran Adrià: Auditing the Creative Process', which opens today at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. The exhibition charts 25 years of elBulli's storied history, mapping out 'the peculiarities and evolution' of the restaurant's creative process. 'All I have done is look back analyse and every step we took,'…
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  • Dissected Cake
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Scary cake with realistic bones and internal organs is perfect for Halloween. Anatomy cake made by Annabel de Vetten, creator of the Dexter Cake. Also check out: Stormtrooper Cake and Realistic Heart Cake
  • Matchstick Men
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Unique sculptures by talented German artist Wolfgang Stiller look like giant matchsticks with human faces. “Matchstick Men” were placed into oversized matchstick boxes / coffins. Also check out: Matchstick Sculptures and Art Created Using Matches
  • Muscle Costume
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Innovative suit can transform anyone into a superhero with large muscles. Designed by Flex. Wear the muscle suit under your Halloween costume. Also check out: Anatomy Swimsuit and Muscle Leggings
  • Storm Cloud Lamp
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Unique lamp designed by Richard Clarkson looks like miniature rain cloud. Remote controlled lamp with powerful speakers and color changing lights. It will light up your room and play the sounds of thunder and lightning. Also check out: Jellyfish Lamps and Forest Lamp for your Bedroom
  • Superhero Lips
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Iconic symbols and logos of superheroes painted on lips of fashion models. Creative photo series by London based photographer Jonathan Knowles and talented makeup artist Celine Nonon. Superman Lips Captain America Lips Batman Lips Also check out: Superhero Beards and Creative Hand Paintings
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    Yanko Design

  • Kids’ Pinball Challenge

    Troy Turner
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Fun PinBall is a twist on the classic that takes the game to a whole new, exciting level with modular pieces that allow kids to mix, match and create their own designs! Similar to a marble run, the magnetic modular pieces can easily be combined and exchanged. As an educational tool, it teaches kids preliminary physics and encourages creativity and experimentation as well as interaction with others. See it in action —> Designer: Fun PinBall - 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…
  • Super-linked Solar Street Concept

    Troy Turner
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    A recipient of the 2014 red dot Design Award, the Solar Street Concept is an energy saving product for public spaces. With its 7.3 square meters of solar cell panels and MoSESS (movement sensors energy saving system), it provides eco-friendly illumination throughout the night. The system also includes street lamps, bus stops as well as phonebooths and ATMs, all power-driven by excess energy collected from the larger network of interconnected solar panels. Designer: Nikola Knezevic - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than…
  • A Simple Find-a-Bike System

    Troy Turner
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    With the influx of bicyclists in urban areas, so comes the problem of misplaced bikes! In a sea of other similar-looking bicycles, this external add-on makes it easy to locate yours. Not only a functional, solar powered LED headlamp for nighttime riding and safety, it also features a radio-controlled beeper/signal to assist in finding your bike. It’s a simplistic addition to any bike that makes a world of difference when you’re ready to go! Designer: Sun Jin - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just…
  • Remote Baby Bonding

    Troy Turner
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Parents of preemies can find themselves at home worrying in the first days or weeks following the birth & miss out on building a physical/emotional connection. Baboo is a baby bonding system that creates a connection between the hospital incubator & the home, immersing new parents in the newborn’s progress as much as possible. It gives real-time information (awake, asleep, activity, weight, etc.) presented in a calming way to decrease feelings of stress, guilt & worry. Over time parents will notice these changes & establish a sense of pride for their little fighter!
  • Mosquitoes on a Mushroom

    Radhika Seth
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    The biggest problem with camping is the battle with mosquitoes (and other creepy crawlies). No matter how much of the repellent you rub on yourself, they do tend to find a spot to attack you. The ‘Anti Mosquito’ is a mushroom inspired design that needs to be placed around the tent. The solar panels on the head source energy during the day and lure in mosquitoes and moths during the night via a soft glow, exterminating them using a current. Not the best way, but better than being bitten! Designers: Dae Kwan Park, Jeena Jun and Seung Woo Jung - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore…
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    Design Mom

  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. Bet your bottom dollar — it’s Halloween!! We’ve got a big full day ahead. Costumes, school parades, trick or treating, Maude’s friends are coming for a sleepover, and my parents are staying with us for a couple of days. It feels like a finale for October! How about you? How are you doing? And what’s Halloween like at your house? I have to say, it’s so strange to have Ralph and Olive gone during a holiday. Olive is having a particularly fun Halloween. She’s on school vacation and is spending it with her cousins in England. Ben…
  • Better Water

    Design Mom
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. This post is brought to you by Soma. Question: how do you guys handle water drinking in your family? Do you drink from the tap? Favor ice? Use a fridge door dispenser? Drink bottled water? Or perhaps you prefer juice or soda and skip the water altogether? This is how it goes at our house: during our France years we changed up our water drinking in two ways: 1) we stopped using ice, and 2) we started keeping our drinking water in the fridge in glass bottles with spring top lids — which kept it ready and cold (and was part of why it was easy to stop using ice).
  • Halloween for Party Poopers

    Design Mom
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    By Gabrielle. As I’m sure you know, Halloween is on Friday. And that means school costume parades, class parties, and of course, trick-or-treating. For most kids it’s a BIG DEAL holiday. What could be better than wearing a costume and collecting a bucket full of candy? But I have plenty of grownup friends that have been counting down the minutes till Halloween is over since October 1st. I get it. It’s simply not appealing to everyone. So I came up with a bunch of ideas for those of you who are costume averse, or have a costume averse significant other. They’re super…
  • A New Smile

    Design Mom
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:41 pm
    By Gabrielle. Photos by Ben Blair for Design Mom. Guess what. I’m 16 weeks into Invisalign treatment! And I’m kind of geeking out about it!! I have been thinking about getting my teeth straightened for years, and finally, over the summer I made an appointment with Olive’s orthodontist here in Oakland, and took the plunge. Ben Blair is doing it too! Which means that next summer, both of us are going to wake up to a brand new smile. Which seems exciting and strange at the same time — I’ve been thinking this over for soooo long. I confess, I was surprised to find myself…
  • Living With Kids: Jennifer Lula

    Design Mom
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Friends, I think you’re going to love this tour. It’s artistic yet accessible. Dreamy and yet utterly down-to-earth. There are a lot of good ideas inside this house that don’t involve a ton of money. Do you have yarn and some found branches? The courage to paint some walls an unexpected color? The bravery to withstand all the expert advice found in the aisles of your local home improvement store…and STILL believe your idea is the best? I think you do! I’m excited to introduce you to Jennifer Lula, maybe already known to you as the force behind Jen Loves Kev. She’s…
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  • The Right Way to Ask for What You Want

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Designed by Till Teenck for the Noun Project According to Creativity For Sale author Jason Surfrapp, “90% of people are afraid to ask for things.” True or not, he’s dead on about the fact that we don’t get what we don’t ask for — including the raise, the sale, or even the date. But simply asking for what we want isn’t enough. In a piece on Inc., Surfrapp suggests that asks be made with creativity, confidence, and effort: Creativity: When it comes to selling something online, your product or service most likely has competition. Someone else is already asking people to buy, so…
  • Kill The Dreaded Status Meeting

    Hamza Khan
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Designed by Julien Deveaux from The Noun Project We’ve all been to the notorious status meeting, where in a round-robin fashion everyone says what they’re working on. According to research by Atlassian, you’re highly likely to daydream during this meeting, do other work during this meeting or just miss it entirely. Author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting, Al Pittampalli, suggests that in an effort to skip the status meeting and get right to work, that we kill the status meeting altogether, and only have meetings that support a decision that has already been made: If a decision maker…
  • The 5 Behaviors That Make You a Coworking Space Pro

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The nature of the American workforce is rapidly changing, with more of us telecommuting or starting businesses out of our homes than ever before. It’s no surprise, then, that there’s been a recent surge in people taking up residency in coworking spaces. Still, coworking might be an unfamiliar concept for many, and may be intimidating if you’re used to the office life (or, even better, the work­ in ­your ­pjs ­all ­day ­at ­home life). But it’s fast become a true microcosm
 of a new way of working and, perhaps more importantly, living. Step into a coworking space and you’ll…
  • Not Every Side Project Needs to Make Money

    Stephanie Kaptein
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Rolling Pin designed by Julien Deveaux from the Noun Project In an interview with Explore Create Repeat, graphic designer Adam J. Kurtz talks about the importance of having a side project: I do think it’s important for everyone to do “things” on the side. Regardless of your chosen profession, career, or job, I hope that everyone enjoys other hobbies and activities and hopefully you have the resources to take them as far as you’d like to. If you love baking, bake a whole lot of cakes sometime and Instagram that sh*t. If you’re super knowledgeable about pizza and love…
  • Why Innovation Starts With Enthusiasts

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    What’s the secret to good business? “Create more value than you capture,” says Tim O’Reilly, the entrepreneur and deep thinker behind O’Reilly Media. A key figure in the rise of the open-source and maker movements, O’Reilly knows a thing or two about launching world-changing ideas. That’s why we interviewed him for our new book, Make Your Mark. Here’s a glimpse of O’Reilly’s take on how creatives can build businesses that really make an impact: Where do you think great business ideas come from? Innovation starts with enthusiasts. The reason why it starts with enthusiasts…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Crazy Monster Frogs

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Frog illustrations, scrolls and hand-written names for a poster featured in the Earth Touch's documentary "Crazy Monster Frogs"
  • ADC Young Guns (YG12)

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We had the incredible honor of designing the 2014 award cube for ADC Young Guns (YG12). The cube is solid 3.5" acrylic, laser-etched on all sides at Deutsch, Inc. The front side of each cube carries YG12 branding, and as the cube is rotated the other sides are etched with an A, D, and C (containing ADC branding). The 31 cubes were then hand-polished before being handed out to the winners at the ADC on October 9, 2014. In addition to the award cube, we designed a limited edition poster that was handed out to the winners, as well as the first 50 people to arrive at the YG12 Award Ceremony. The…
  • Now Japan 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We had a chance to work on an advertisement for Now Japan 2014 festival in Lithuania. Client hired us to create something a bit edgy and original, visualy atractive and minimal. Clichés about Japanese culture became the axis of our animation. Credits: Production: wowburo Concept and Creative Direction: Other Peter, Karolis Strautniekas Illustration: Karolis Strautniekas Animation: Other Peter Sound: Sonar
  • Pick Me Up postcards

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A series of 2 colour screenprinted words on vintage Brighton postcards. Available at
  • Loeffler Randall

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Art direction, photography and prop styling for New York based footwear company Loeffler Randall?s newsletter imagery.
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  • Zombie-Powered Vertical Farm: Post-Apocalyptic Safe House

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Strangely sustainable, this towering haven is designed to turn the energy of the undead toward a positive purpose, using zombies to turn a turbine in order to provide both power and water pressure in case of a viral apocalypse. As part of the Zombie Safe House competition, this Zombie Ranch entry goes above and beyond simply protecting people from risen corpses, turning their lust for blood and brains into a baited trap to keep life going above the ground. The slow-moving zombies push a twisting turbine that sends water up for…
  • Ghosts of the Berlin Wall: 8,000 Glowing Orbs Span 10 Miles

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] For the 25th anniversary of its fall, this Berlin Wall installation project will illuminate the historical divide between East and West, temporarily recreating the infamous border with balloons on tethers in place of concrete with barbed wire. The work, titled Lichtgrenze by creators Christopher and Marc Bauder, will go live over the weekend of November 9th for just three days, inviting residents and visitors alike to retrace a path that in many places has been obfuscated by time and intentional attempts to bury the past. More on…
  • Not Photoshopped: Distorted Images are Actually 3D Objects

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop. It’s one of many visually confusing sculptures by Robert Lazzarini, created in his Brooklyn studio after hours upon hours of research. Lazzarini often smashes objects to see how they change and fall apart before he goes about the process of distorting them with computer modeling and fabricating them anew. Using bone dust to create his skulls, wood and steel to produce hammers and other materials that…
  • Touchable Memories: 12 3D-Printed Aids for the Disabled

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    [ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Increasingly affordable and accessible, 3D printing is enabling the creation of everything from simple straw holders to prosthetic hands for people with disabilities, whose quality of life can be greatly enhanced with a little technology. These 12 creations help the blind visualize memories, allow kids with muscular dystrophy to play video games, and even restore brain function after devastating accidents. Touchable Memories: Tactile Photos for the Visually Impaired An affordable home printer called the Buccaneer can be used in…
  • Variations on Normal: Book of Absurdly Brilliant Inventions

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] The work of Dominic Wilcox is a wonderful blend of out-of-the-box design inspiration that, finally, you can get shipped to your door (in a box, no less!). Often intentionally impractical and definitively theoretical, the ideas found inside this 128-page book (as on his blog) are nonetheless extremely compelling. Presented as something between sketches and comics, they will challenge you to look at the world from fresh new angles, not to mention their pure entertainment value. From mobile fences and motorized ladders to square…
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  • Leader of the Pack: Backpack Stays On + Swings to the Front

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, the little problems in life can be the most annoying. Having to take your backpack off to get at what's inside won't ruin your whole day, but it might be logistically impractical or slow you down. British engineer David Wolffe made eliminated that little annoyance with his wolffepack backpack. It always stays strapped to your back, but you can pull a cord to release it and swing it around to your front. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: From Concept to Reality: Folding Plug Design Finds an Outlet Auto-Balancing Shoe Will Save Seniors From…
  • Funny Business: Awesome DIY Lego Wall Constructed in Office

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Adding a new wall to your home or office interior is never easy, but when you make it into a fun project it can at least be a little less painful. That's just what the crew at Hamburg, Germany-based design studio NPIRE did with their crazy wall made entirely of Lego bricks. The designers spent nearly a year constructing the wall, which is an impressive nine feet high by ten feet wide. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Playful Office Interior Fit for Childrens Toy Company Creative Steampunk Office Design on the Cheap Upcycling Vintage Furniture into…
  • Condensation Lamp Uses Blue Water as a Calming Element

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Light diffused through water always takes on a sort of ethereal glow as the light is refracted and sent in every direction. The Atmos lamp from designer Arturo Erbsman uses condensation to create a lovely, dewy atmosphere in any room. The lamp consists of a small aluminum base containing a light source and an inexhaustible supply of water. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Green Light: CO2 + Water Power ‘Algae Energy’ Eco Lamp Gorgeous Peg Lamp is an Exceptionally Minimalist Design Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles 2…
  • Colorful Console: Pastel Piece is Reminiscent of a Flamingo

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Miami and Milan might seem an unusual design combination, but Italian designer Marco Guazzini drew upon the pastel colors and geometric shapes in Miami architecture to create this unique piece of furniture. Guazzini's Flamingo console is also a study in movement and materials. It is made of a single solid tabletop with a pair of drawers - one above and one below - that slide along the length of the table. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Woodsman Axe Coffee Table Inspired by the Big Bad Wolf Space Saving Ideas: Extending Dining Room Table Tops…
  • Ultra-Luxe: Magical Subterranean Spa Beneath London

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A private client with a love of hotel-like luxury and, apparently, a very large interior design budget tasked interior architecture studio Lawson Robb with creating this glamorous underground spa. The spa occupies a subterranean location beneath a listed building in Mayfair, London. The basement level of the 15,000 square foot residential development began as a maze of rooms. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Luxury Guest House: Private Steam Sauna & Pool Design Amazing Home Atrium & Multi-Level Interior Garden Design Space-Saving Spa:…
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    Six Revisions

  • Free SVG Icons

    Jacob Gube
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This set of SVG icons has 70 different icons geared towards Web user interfaces. What is great about using SVG icons is they are lightweight in file size and they can scale without losing resolution-quality. In this context, SVG is great for responsive designs, web apps, websites, blogs, interactive infographics, and other web-based digital products. Another advantage of SVG icons is they are open source. Simply open the SVG file in a text editor and you can see the code used for generating the graphic. You can even place this code directly into your HTML, which can help improve your Web…
  • 30 Beautiful Ecommerce Product Page Designs

    Jacob Gube
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    For an online store, the design of product pages is important to get right. The product page is the place where a purchase is likely to happen, and so its form and function can dictate the success of an ecommerce site. For inspiration and ideas, check out these excellent product page designs from a variety of ecommerce sites. Greats Jays United Pixelworkers Master and Dynamic Skinny Ties V76 Ugmonk Nixon Mammoth & Co. REBEL8 Hommard Joined + Jointed Grovemade yurbuds El Recibidor Kershaw Knives Hard Graft Locals Apparel Best Made Company Cocones Wootten Ab Aeterno Functionals Boards of…
  • Google Chrome DevTools Tutorials

    Jacob Gube
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Chrome Developer Tools (also known as DevTools) is an essential component of any front-end developer’s toolkit. Mastering this useful in-browser tool will substantially enhance your coding workflow. DevTools has a great deal of features, and to take advantage of them, it’s wise to invest some time learning the ins-and-outs of the tool in order to unlock its true potential. Fortunately, there are many free tutorials, guides, and resources on DevTools. Whether you’re completely new to DevTools or are already an intermediate user, these tutorials and resources will give you a…
  • Font Combinations: 10 Sites for Inspiration

    Jacob Gube
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Combining different fonts in a pleasing and harmonious way is a challenging aspect of producing good typography. A lot of it has to do with good taste: When you actually see the fonts in action, you will instinctively know whether or not they work well together. There are many sites you can visit to get ideas and inspiration for good font combinations. Here are a few of them. Beautiful Web Type Combinations An open source project, Beautiful Web Type Combinations is a one-page showcase of great Google Fonts pairings. examines beautiful sites to determine what fonts they use. This…
  • Freebie: Touch Gesture Icons

    Jacob Gube
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This freebie contains 30 different visuals of common touchscreen gestures used in mobile device interfaces. Gestures in this set of icons include "tap", "pinch", "slide", and more. These icons are useful additions to any mobile user interface. They can be used for visual queues, documentation of the app’s features, or for educating new users about the app’s UI. This freebie was exclusively designed for Six Revisions by Creatticon, a website where you can get free, high-quality web design resources. The touch gestures come in two different styles:…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Hide and Park

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Oh, looky what we have here: a coatrack with hidden hooks and a hidden ledge for storing away all sorts of miscellany. The best part is when you’re not using it, there’s no extraneous details to catch your eye- it’s sleek and shows off the material of the wood. Chances are you’ll utilize most, if not all, of the hooks underneath this season, but it’s nice to know when you’re not weighed down with scarves, mittens and hats, you’ll have a visually clean coatrack/shelf to catch and store other sundries as they crop up. Solid wood available in oak and…
  • Mod Laptop, Craft Edition

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    It’ll be very hard not to be organized with the Mod Laptop, Craft Edition from This is Ground. First off, the toffee primo leather is a nice, neutral color that will withstand all manner of bumps and bruises, and it will age well according to how you use it. Second, take a look at the interior pockets and slots- there’s a place for everything. So, stow away your cords, writing implements, cards, notebooks, your iPad/tablet, and your laptop (15″ MacBook Pro, 13″ MacBook Air, or the 11″ MacBook Air) and know that you can grab whatever you need quickly and easily;…
  • Bougies Russes Hurricane Lamp

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Beatiful, aren’t they? Inspired by Russian Matryoshka dolls, these Bougies Russes Hurricane Lamps can be placed inside each other or lined up in a row. The lower portion of the glass is tinted to partially obscure the candle, thus giving off an “ethereal luminosity” fit for any occasion, inside or out. Designed by Stephan Lanez and manufactured by Paris based brand Marcel By. Each lamp sold individually; one candle included. Hand blown glass. Natural solid olive ash wood base. Designer: Stephan Lanez
  • Triangle Dinner Bell

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    There’s a certain nostalgia connected to a Triangle Dinner Bell like this one from Pat Kim- perhaps period films have us immediately imagining dinner time at an old farm? Whether your estate is vast or your apartment small, ringing a triangle will signify it’s time to sit down and eat, hopefully without our devices. The English Bridle Leather hanger conveniently holds the solid brass striker, making this hand bent steel triangle appropriate for display as well as use. -Cold Rolled Steel, Black Oxide Finish -Brass -English Bridle Leather
  • Playtype 2015 Wall Calendar

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    If you like large Roman numerals combined with your calendar, then Playtype has the one for you. ‘MMXV’ is fast approaching, and whether we like it or not, it’s best to be prepared for all the important dates and events happening in the new year. So, chin up, and get organized now before the holidays hit. Be sure to take a look at Playtype’s mugs, scarves, and other accessories as well- there’s a few great gift options just waiting for someone on your list (if you don’t mind shipping internationally, that is). – 50 x 70 cm size (~20″ x…
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  • 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Vintage Shelby Cobras draw plenty of attention on their own, but if you want to ensure that everyone in the vicinity will notice you, this 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • The Art Of Eating Through The Zombie Apocalypse

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    You've got your bug out bag packed. You've got plenty of bottled water stored. And you've got a cache of food hidden away. But unless you plan on eating beans...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Hexo+ Drone

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    There's little doubt that drones can take some amazing footage, but if you're busy at the controls, odds are it's not getting footage of your most important subject: You. The...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Microsoft Band

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    With Apple, Google, and pretty much everyone else getting into the wearable computing business, it was inevitable that Redmond would join the fray. The Microsoft Band is a wrist-mounted fitness...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • iBox Nano 3D Printer

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    News about 3D printing seems to be everywhere these days, but the barrier of entry for most consumers makes it seem out of reach. The IBox Nano 3D Printer intends...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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  • You Can Do It! Mug

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    If you like a little encouragement from the people and objects around you, definitely plan on picking up this You Can Do It! Mug ($16) by Outblush fav Emily McDowell....Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Clean Bowl Treat Jar

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    As if your dog needed any more motivation to lick her dinner bowl clean! Oh, well. Reward her anyway with a biscuit from the Clean Bowl Treat Jar ($20), designed...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • El Naturalista Luna Boots

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    These are not your traditional moon boots. In fact, they're so far away from those puffy nightmares, and so sharply stylish, that these Luna Boots ($220) would make other moon...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Agnet Ring

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Is this bronze Agnet Ring ($52) shaped like a lucky horseshoe, a mathematical symbol, a sign of protection, a U-shaped magnet, or simple the letter U? Or is it simply...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Your typical girls' night involves gossip, trashy TV, and way too much wine. Next time, ditch the Real Housewives and merlot and pamper yourselves by whipping up some of the...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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  • Amarena Cherry Sangria from Gaby Dalkin

    Grace Bonney
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sangria is one of my favorite party tricks! Mostly because it’s so delicious and you can use any fun fruits you find at your local market, but also because it’s SO easy to throw together! You can whip it up a day ahead of time or just a few hours before your guests arrive. This one is loaded with my favorite fall produce like persimmons and pears and it’s topped off with amarena cherries, which are basically the icing on the cake! -Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking Photography by Matt Armendariz Click through for the full how-to after the jump! (more…)
  • Camille Styles Entertaining + Maple Pecan Tart Recipe

    Grace Bonney
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few years ago I landed in Austin for SXSW after the single most frightening flight of my life. The flight was so turbulent that I called my parents between connecting flights to tell them I loved them (I was terrified the next flight wasn’t going to land safely), but thankfully we made it to Texas in one piece and Camille Styles was there to meet me. We were speaking on a panel together and she kindly offered to host me and, after seeing me so visibly shaken, took care of me like I was family. I remember feeling like I had stepped into a beautiful (but real) magazine when we arrived…
  • DIY Constellation Pumpkin by The Merrythought

    Grace Bonney
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Star-filled skies are one of our favorite things about living out in the country. We love laying out on a blanket, gazing up into the inky blackness spotted with twinkling stars, trying to be the first to spot a falling star or find the pattern of a constellation. We thought it would be fun to bring a bit of the night sky to our pumpkin display this year and it gave us a chance to “carve” pumpkins using a less traditional method – with a drill! It’s fun to look through all the constellations and pick your pattern. You can do a bunch of smaller pumpkins with different…
  • Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate Gremolata

    Grace Bonney
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    You know when you have an Internet friend you really hope will be just as amazing in person? Well, when it comes to Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking, she is every bit as fantastic in person as I hoped. I got the chance to interview Gaby on my radio show earlier this year and have been happily following her blog for fall recipes all season. She reached out a few weeks ago to share some modern spins on Halloween recipes and I happily jumped at the chance to have some more fall weather eats on the site. So, I’m going to hand the mic over to Gaby! xo, grace Don’t get me wrong, I…
  • A Day in the Life of Lorena Siminovich

    Grace Bonney
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As busy as I feel some days, I am always in awe of the incredible working parents who manage to juggle the ups and downs of running their own businesses along with raising their children. Lorena Siminovich of Petit Collage is one of those working moms I admire so much and it’s been an honor to interview her on my radio show, as well as this blog, over the years. Her personal story is full of drive, passion and talent and I will never tire of listening to her talk about how important it is to maintain your personal interests and inspiration as well as look after your children’s.
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  • Guidelines for Building Touch-Supported Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Advertise here with BSAIt should come as no surprise that people love to pass the time in waiting rooms by fiddling on their smartphones. These little devices have become a technological gateway to a library of applications and a sprawling metropolis of websites. This means a whole lot of people are visiting websites on the smallest screen imaginable – and it’s a touch-only screen to boot.As more people are latching onto touchscreens web designers need to craft new solutions for mobile Internet browsing. In this post I want to cover a few guidelines for helpful touch-based web…
  • Creating Useful Breakpoints in Responsive Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Advertise here with BSAIn our modern technological era you can find devices with any screen size that all have access to the Internet. This means bored people around the world can visit their favorite websites from a laundry basket full of different screen dimensions. If this were Pee-wee’s Playhouse I’d say the word of the day is: breakpoint!The process of responsive design creates distinct layout styles that change based on a device’s screen resolution. When a layout shifts into a smaller or larger display style it’s often called a new breakpoint. Choosing when to…
  • Monarch: The Leader of a New Generation of Social Plugins

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAEach and every one of us comes across interesting pieces of information in our daily news feed, or as we are casually surfing the web. At times, we even feel the urge to share some of those articles, videos, images, etc with the people we know. We can either act on it or not, and if we do, the social media buttons present on that web page might really come in handy; with a special emphasis on ‘might’, because those buttons may not exist, or they may be appear to be irksome, or difficult to reach. In that case, it takes less than a second to decide whether we are…
  • Examples of Websites Created With the Royal Theme

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Advertise here with BSAMy experience with the latest theme from 8theme, Royal, was more than satisfactory. I was quite impressed about this premium, multi-purpose theme, and wish to pass it on to the rest of you. Every designer would enjoy creating WordPress websites through with the help of this theme.A Majestic DifferenceRoyal is a responsive, rock-solid theme based on Twitter Bootstrap. An advanced theme panel is ready to appease even the fussiest creative who happens to chance upon it, and all users are entitled to free updates for the entire duration of their lifetime.Royal has a stellar…
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Watercolors

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Veteran forward Owen Katz has launched a Kickstarter campaign that let’s you own one (or more) of his hand-painted soccer postcards.
  • Amigos Playing Cards

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Love this series of playing cards from Jessica Hische, Frank Chimero, and Alonzo Felix. Support the project via Kickstarter and read more about the project here.
  • Funderburgh in Mexico

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Fullback Dan Funderburgh is currently showing some of his work in Mexico City.
  • Beatriz Milhazes

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Lovely work from this Rio de Janeiro born artist. Known for her work of juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.
  • A Dozen Years

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — A record turnout on a picture-perfect fall morning yesterday to help celebrate the club’s twelfth year in Chinatown.
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  • Design on the Rise: How Smart Design's Decision to Shutter Its SF Studio May Mark a Fundamental Shift in the Industry

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apropos word that industry stalwart Smart Design is closing its San Francisco studio after nearly a decade and a half in the Bay Area, our Discussion Boards are abuzz about what may well be an industry-wide shift that finds its epicenter in Silicon Valley. OP jarman65 follows up to his opener with a link to a Peter Merholz blogpost unpacking the phenomenon; forumite Cyberdemon initially chimes in with the pros and cons of in-house vs. consultancy and a general shift in the industry, later concisely summing it up: "Smart and the big guys got contracts from the mega-corporations who could…
  • Comprehensive Corvette Collection, Heartbreakingly Rotting Away in NYC, Gets a Second Chance

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    In 1990 Dennis Amodeo, a carpenter from Long Island, won a rather amazing VH1 giveaway: A collection of 36 Corvettes, one from each year from the model's birth in 1953 up to the then-recent 1989. Something like that is an American boy or man's dream come true, the crappy 1980s models notwithstanding. But it's also an American man's dream to receive six-figure checks, so when pop artist Peter Max offered $250,000 for the collection that same year, Amodeo handed over all five pounds of car keys. Max had some kind of art project in mind for the cars, and got as far as taping up the sides of some…
  • Designers of Organizing Products Look to Kickstarter

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    What kind of organizing products get funded (or try to get funded) on Kickstarter? Having written about the HYVE system, I wondered what else I'd find there. When I went looking, I found designers offering a wide range of interesting stuff. Anyone who carries keys and a smart phone in the same pocket might be interested in using the KeyDisk 2 to hold those keys. And even those who don't might be intrigued by the design. It can hold up to nine keys, and has a car fob attachment. Membership cards can fit inside, too. It's made from sandblasted and anodized aluminum and uses custom-made screws.
  • Sitpack and Relax on This Pocketable, Pop-Out Chair-in-a-Tube

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Hot on the heel-plate-attachment-points of Noonee's "Chairless Chair," the team at Mono+Mono has launched the "Sitpack" on Kickstarter. The Copenhagen-based design consultancy has developed what they're calling "the world's most compact, foldable resting device," and they're looking to bring the pocketable monopod to market via a crowdfunding campaign. Designed in keeping with the seven universal design principles, the form factor looks like something made by, say, Beats, but the device itself is actually entirely mechanical: The canister splits laterally into wings (which serve as the seat),…
  • Frank Howarth, the Architect Who Makes Things With His Hands

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Portland-based Frank Howarth isn't your average ivory-tower paper architect, but a man who actually makes things with his hands—and shows you his design/building process. With a YouTube channel dedicated to "Architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and filmmaking," Howarth presents shop-built projects in a clever, entertaining way. I also like the man's flair for practical, attractive designs. A good case in point is his series on French-cleat-based projects he built around his house. We've all got one of those closets filled with household cleaners and other domestic…
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    Presentation Zen

  • Bill Murray on storytelling

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    If you are any kind of fan of Bill Murray at all, then you will enjoy this interview he did with Howard Stern last week. Murray, who is famously hard to get a hold of, does not do a lot of interviews like this, so it was a rare treat. It's not a performance. This is just two guys talking, but there are some gems in there and even a few bits relevant for presenters and speakers of all types. You can listen to the audio here, but I highlight two of the more relevant points for presenters below. On story and storytellingAt 18:55 in the audo track above Howard asks Bill how it is that he makes…
  • Presenting a lunar eclipse

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Last night we were treated to a lunar eclipse here in Nara, Japan (and elsewhere in the world, assuming you had clear skies). As it's the harvest season here with very much a feeling of Autumn in the air, the majestic orange tint of the moon seen just above the trees lining our house seemed very fitting to the season. As you know, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth and into its shadow or umbra. The orange Moon or "blood Moon" is really something to behold. But why does the Moon turn red/orange? It's a simple phenomenon and it's explained clearly and visually…
  • Communication lessons from Frank Sinatra, 1963

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    The legendary Frank Sinatra (1915–1998) can teach us a thing or two about engaging an audience. I stumbled upon this 1963 Playboy interview with Sinatra recently, and it's pure gold. "When I sing, I believe," says Sinatra. "I’m honest. If you want to get an audience with you, there’s only one way. You have to reach out to them with total honesty and humility." Whether we're talking about an entertainer or about life in general, you can't be indifferent, Frank says. People do not connect with indifference. "This isn’t a grandstand play on my part; I’ve discovered—and you can see it…
  • The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The Irish Times has a good, short piece on The Moth, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth started in George Dawes Green's living room in 1997, but soon the storytelling club founded by Green started hosting events in cafes and clubs throughout New York City. The name "The Moth" came from the idea that people are attracted to stories the way moths are attracted to a flame. From The Moth website: "Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the…
  • A Story of courage: Hiro Fujita on ending ALS (TEDxTokyo)

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    With all the attention the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is receiving this past week, it is a good time to share with you the most touching and most important presentation I saw at TEDxTokyo back in May of this year. The presentation was by a young Japanese man named Hiro Fujita. In November of 2010, Hiro was working happily as Planning Director at McCann Erickson in Tokyo when he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). His TEDxTokyo talk is his story and a moving call to action. Perhaps we throw around the word "inspiring" too much. But Hiro inspires me...and thousands of others. After…
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  • Seriously Cool Color Combos For Interiors + Stylist Kate Imogen Wood

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    Want to see some amazing color combos for interiors today? Kate Imogen Wood is a British stylist from the lakes region now living and working in Copenhagen. She began styling when I started blogging, in 2005, and hasn’t looked back ever since – she is obsessed with Scandinavian interiors which shows in her portfolio which you can view online here. She was nice enough to write to me to introduce herself so I thought, since I really like what I saw when I viewed her work, that I’d choose and share some of my favorites from her work below. I choose these based on primarily the…
  • Gorgeous Design Files + Baby Kisses

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hello everyone! I’ve been totally absorbed in my e-course, Blog Boss, at the moment so I’m sorry if I’m not that active on the blog at the moment. Between teaching, one-on-one blog business consultations via Skype and redecorating some rooms in my home – well I’ve been busy! Plus I take care of my baby full-time and am busy with other work projects too. I have some great things coming up for 2015, including the redesign of decor8 AND a brand new logo. It’s very exciting to be so busy, especially doing things that fuel me and make life sweeter. My baby boy…
  • 8 Things I Found This Weekend

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    There are often so many things that I do or see during the weekend that never make it to my blog or even to Instagram. I often wonder why don’t I share on decor8 as freely as I once did, why do I think everything needs it’s own post and tons of hours devoted to pulling together a review? When I got started as a blogger 9 years ago, I blogged so frequently and my recipe was usually that I’d produce a few big stories each week, a few mid-size ones, and then a bunch of quickies here and there. While everyone else is talking about slow blogging at the moment, I just want to go…
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    Chris Wallace

  • Unlocking the Secret of Simplicity in WordPress Themes Everything I've learned in 7 years

    Chris Wallace
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    I’ve been building WordPress themes for many years. The first free themes I released were tragically bad but they were something. A start. I never really knew what I was doing in the beginning. It didn’t matter though. I knew design and CSS, and that’s all I needed to know to design a grunge WordPress theme. I started building stuff for WordPress in approximately 2007. The themes I built were typically just ripped from Kubrick and restyled based on my preferred design patterns from that year. I was learning about WordPress, PHP, theme standards, design, functionality,…
  • The Walking Dead Story Sync

    Chris Wallace
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    My team at Lift was very privileged to be able to work on this project for AMC Networks® back in 2012. Second screen experiences are now the de facto standard for television shows across the board. I’m proud to say that we were able to influence this space heavily and also work with shows we were actually invested in. The post The Walking Dead Story Sync appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Things to think about before getting into WordPress themes WP Watercooler episode #93

    Chris Wallace
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:08 pm
    I had the privilege of chatting with Carrie, Suzette, Nick, Chris, Jason, and Steve about commercial WordPress themes, which is one of the things I’ve been writing about on my blog lately. Watch the episode below and make sure to subscribe to WP Watercooler here. The post Things to think about before getting into WordPress themes WP Watercooler episode #93 appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Calculating the Profitability of WordPress Themes How to Decide if Selling Themes is Right for You

    Chris Wallace
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This post is a response to Chris Lema’s post titled, “Four mistakes WordPress theme vendors make.” Chris makes some fantastic points about theme companies that I must reiterate here and also expound upon. As a leader of a company that sells themes, calculating the potential profitability of a single WordPress theme is absolutely critical to building a business around them. There are other factors, such as determining the size of a potential market for niche themes and understanding the needs of the consumer, but for now, I’d like to break down the expenses and…
  • On Hiring

    Chris Wallace
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. – Simon Sinek The post On Hiring appeared first on Chris Wallace.
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  • Does an art school education pay off?

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    It's a VERY broad question that the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) is attempting to answer. To do it, they have surveyed tens of thousands of art school graduates to determine where they are and if and how they are putting their art education to work. Its latest report, "Shows that America's most recent arts graduates are using skills learned in school combined with internship experiences to find work, forge careers and engage their communities, despite higher student debt levels than older alumni." I'd be interested in knowing how many designers (like me) do NOT have an art…
  • Shared experiences are amplified

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    In a recent study titled, "Shared experiences are amplified", Erica J. Boothby, Margaret S. Clark, and John A. Bargh pose that the mere act of sharing an experience with someone else, amplifies the participants feelings about it. As they put it, "Every day, people spend time together in the absence of explicit communication. Lives unfold socially but often silently. Yet even in silence, people often share experiences, and the mental space inhabited together is a place where good experiences get better and bad experiences get worse." I'm fascinated by this type of research. I think as…
  • Rare and important travel posters

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Last week, Swann Galleries in New York City auctioned a large collection of what they characterized as "rare and important travel posters." Wow, what an amazing collection of stunning graphic designs. Example 1: Walton On Naze... Example 2: Go Pullman... Example 3: Imperial Airways... The full catalog of Rare & Important Travel Posters... While you're here, another collection of Vintage Posters... Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books.. The Swann Galleries homepage... is a learning machine—one of, if not THE best way to learn about using the tools of the design…
  • Achieving on the highest level and for the right purposes

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Haha... Seth Godin certainly doesn't need my endorsement. But I can tell you, in my few dealings with him (and in being a long time follower), that I sense he is one of those "top few" human beings. Top few meaning one of the elite folks on the planet who seems to be operating, thinking, and achieving on the highest level—and most importantly, for the right purposes. Yeah, he knows lots about marketing, but what he knows most about is human nature and human behavior. Not from a the angle of some kind of master manipulator but from the angle of someone who honestly wants the world to be…
  • Marketing insights from someone who knows

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I was doing some research for a client and I came across Trey Ryder, a marketing advisor who specializes in marketing the services of lawyers. As you might expect, the articles on his website are addressed to his legal audience, but take a closer look and you'll find that much of his thoughtful advice applies to anyone marketing a product, service, or idea. There is, of course, plenty of generic marketing advice online, available for the taking. But I find Trey Ryder's advice is worth special note. It is comprehensive, detailed, and articulates some ideas I had not heard before. His website…
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    ABCD Design

  • Happy Halloween! {Halloween Decor and Flower Arrangements}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    For a blast from the past, check out our Halloween Decorations from last year, the images from the HUGE Halloween Snowstorm (it was the prettiest sight!) and the Halloween Flower Arrangements and Decorations from the year before that. Or find more Fall inspiration by follow my Autumn Decorations and Seasonal Holiday Decorations boards on Pinterest. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
  • Pumpkin Muffin Recipe {with Pumpkin Seeds and Raisins}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    It’s practically Halloween – are you all pumpkin’d out yet? As I am sure you are well aware, Starbucks has been offering pumpkin spice lattes since ‘back to school’ happened in August. As a matter of fact, it seems a lot of food manufacturers have jumped on the pumpkin spice wagon this Fall, but I have yet to try them because I prefer my pumpkin the old fashioned way – in home baked treats! I didn’t make my first batch of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread until the first weekend in October, so personally I’m still really grooving on homemade bakery…
  • Outdoor Halloween Decorations

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    While I was in the City last week, we had our first frost and multiple days of windy rain. By the time I returned to The Country House, most of the mums I had in containers appeared to have passed their prime. The only ones that remained looking good were the mums that flank the screened in porch door. (As you might recall, they were tight buds when I purchased them back in late September.) We had two real estate showings this past weekend and I had very little time on Friday afternoon to figure out what fill my containers with – so I went into the side yard and borrowed from Mother…
  • Asymmetrical Club Chairs {Upholstery Complete!}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wow, this is certainly the longest it has ever taken me to bring a vintage find back to life! Can you believe it was Autumn four years ago when I was searching eBay for lady liberty statues and somehow I clicked, clicked, clicked my way into a pair of Mid Century Modern Asymmetrical Club Chairs? They were definitely a good purchase with their Vladimir Kagan inspired lines – it just took a while for me to realize what they’d become.From the get go I knew that I wanted to do these chairs right, not just settle on a “good enough for now” fabric. I kept my eyes peeled for…
  • A Crossbuck Fence and Barn-Style Garage {Exterior Color Palette}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    We’ve gone around and around entertaining different fence styles and the look we want to achieve at the New Old Stone House. Every time we look at a new style, we circle back to the Crossbuck. We asked the fence company to deliver a mock up portion of the Five Bar Crossbuck Fence to our property so we could see the scale and how it relates to our property. Last night we visited the house to take a look-see. (As I mentioned last week, we’ll be staining our fence nearly black.)Neither of us really understand how the creamy color siding on the extension relates to the stone…
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    Bits or pieces?

  • Of Peace, War and Wonder vs Company Age.

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    One of the more interesting discussions in recent times has been Prof Jill Lepore’s arguments against Clayton Christensen’s concept of disruptive innovation. In her now famous New Yorker article, Lepore argued that disruptive innovation doesn’t really explain change, but is instead mostly an artefact of history, a way of looking at the past and is unpredictable. This really is a non-argument because both Christensen and Lepore are correct. The problem stems from the issue that there are two forms of disruption - one of which is predictable and one which isn't.The two main forms of…
  • On maps, component class, pipelines, markets, inertia and economic states.

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    When drawing maps, I often use different symbols to represent different aspects of competition. For example, since activities, practices, data and even knowledge evolve then I'll often mark these aspects on the map (see figure 1).Figure 1 - Activities, practices, data and knowledge.With most maps, I tend not to mark up the different component classes unless it is useful. When it is useful then in practice though I might add a legend to show the different class of components (activities to knowledge), I tend to not fully write out the process of evolution for each class on the evolution axis -…
  • Something that will change the world of competition ...

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    One of the most powerful force multipliers in competition is the use of an ecosystem model known as ILC built around a utility service. This model has been in operation for about a decade and can be shown to create network effects in terms of innovation, efficiency, customer service and stability of revenue. There's nothing quite like it but since it's old hat, I won't go through it again.However, the ILC model doesn't work quite so well in the product space (because the capture of consumption data requires expensive market research) nor in the physical commodity space (again there is no way…
  • On the future ...

    4 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once stated, “Those who have knowledge don’t predict. Those who predict don’t have knowledge”. However, let us assume that there is future change that is known to everyone and change that is unknown to all (i.e. we’re forced to speculate and predict). Advantage can be created by a business through change that is known only to a few and “unevenly distributed”. This raises a question; can we determine a means of identifying future change that is knowable but not known to all? When examining literature, we can often cite examples of past science…
  • On disruption and executive failure

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    When examining the issue of predictability, it becomes fairly obvious that there are two important axes to consider - the predictability of what and the predictability of when. By examining change on these axes (see figure 1) then one pattern becomes clear - there is more than one form of disruption.Figure  1 - Predictability of What vs WhenThe two main forms are disruption by Product to Product substitution (which is unknowable i.e. unpredictable) and disruption by Product to Utility substitution (which is knowable) :-The Unknowable (e.g. product to product substitution). In this form,…
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    House Enthusiast

  • New Small-House book tidbits: Translucent panels

    Katie Hutchison
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Translucent plastic sheets (rather than polycarbonate panels) wrap this hoop houseTranslucent polycarbonate panels, like those you might find in a greenhouse, make an appearance in a few of the houses and retreats featured in my upcoming small-houses book.  It's an affordable material and often easy to work with since some incarnations can be cut with a knife. But mostly, it admits dreamy, diffuse light and partially obscures views to provide a hint of privacy and a touch of mystery. The opportunity to juxtapose translucency and transparency, as in the greenhouse photo above, allows for…
  • New Small-House book tidbits: Metal roofing as siding

    Katie Hutchison
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Corrugated metal, often used as roofing, serves as siding here.In my upcoming small-houses book, a few of the houses cleverly adapt materials for different uses. Metal roofing, for instance, on a house might appear as siding on an outbuilding, or vice versa. In both appliations, the metal is highly durable. Its use in different locations can help tie different buidlings or different elements of one building together. Since there's a huge range of metal products that are adaptable to both installation types, there's plenty of room to get creative, all while potentially unifying a…
  • New Small-House book tidbits: Planted roofs

    Katie Hutchison
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Drought-tolerant sedums are a popular choice for planted roofs.My new book for The Taunton Press, tentatively titled The New Small House, is well underway. We've been busy selecting houses to feature, scheduling photo shoots, and beginning to create the content that someday (hopefully) you will find on a shelf in a store near you. As the book takes shape, I aim to share here some tidbits of what I'm learning along the way.  A few of the houses in the book feature planted roofs, which provide insulation and an effective away to mitigate storm-water run-off, all while beautifully…
  • Design snapshot: Flower bed

    Katie Hutchison
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Here's another clever object-turned-planter à la the planted bench that I posted not long ago. What's especially brilliant about this intervention is that the bed frame isn't actually planted. It's merely placed such that the plantings appear to emerge from the frame and spill over like generous bed clothes. Our expectations of what a bed is and how its frame might be planted enable the gardener's slight of hand. Plus, it's fun to see a well-realized pun flourish. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
  • Summer 2014 garden tours

    Katie Hutchison
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    I've been lamenting how I haven't had time this spring to post my usual list of recommended upcoming New England garden tours. Then, today, much to my delight, I discovered that WBUR's The ARTery did much of the work for me. Follow The ARTery link to plan your garden tour outings for the 2014 season. I'll be headed to the Newport Secret Garden Tour on Saturday and hope to see you there. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
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  • Download Awesome Design Bundles at 85-95% off! My Top 5

    Jacob Cass
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    DesignCuts has quickly become my favorite design deal site out there, simply because they pack so many quality resources into each bundle and at a huge saving of 80-95% off each time. For their birthday, they are re-releasing their most popular past deals, so this is a great chance to grab some insanely useful resources for a very discounted price. There are a large number of deals on their website but these would be my top 5 picks! My top 5 design bundle picks: Monster Creative Font Bundle (Includes Web Fonts) – Just $29 This font bundle includes 10 versatile creative fonts, many with…
  • Web Design and Checkout Abandonment – Tips & Insights

    Jacob Cass
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    For companies with e-commerce as a priority income stream — the design, branding and layout of a website has never been so important in encouraging sales. Just as the science behind store layouts help retailers get the most from every customer that walks through the door, the effective layout and presentation of a website is paramount to getting the most sales potential. Site Speed Site speed plays an integral role in generating sales. The average amount of steps through to checkout on the top 100 grossing e-commerce websites is 5.08. Consumers lack time and expect a swift, clear pathway…
  • Hidden Symbolism in Logo Design: 40 Creative Examples

    Jacob Cass
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Personally, I strive to put as much meaning into the logo designs I create for my clients – sometimes overtly, sometimes subtly and there are some great logos out there that do just that. Below is a compilation of 40 creative examples of logos that portray some sort of “hidden message” or symbolism if you will. Have you spotted any of these hidden messages before? I’m sure you will not forget them once you see them! Do you have any others to add to the list? Via AdWeek & compiled by MadebyOomph.
  • 5 Overlooked Social Media Tips to Boost Branding, Clicks & Conversions

    Jacob Cass
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    This article has been contributed by Megan Ritter. With the rise of social media quickly becoming a primary means of communication, there are still plenty of businesses out there struggling to develop an effective social media marketing strategy. With the number of different platforms available, as well as the specific etiquette that goes with them, many businesses find it difficult to find and share content that appeals to their audience. Not only do they need to consider what the audience wants to see, but marketers need to also consider what kind of content will boost overall branding,…
  • 7 Free Product Design e-Books from UXPin’s Library

    Jacob Cass
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    I recently came across this goldmine of free product design e-books from UXPin and just had to share! The information presented in this collection is inspired by examples and ideas from companies including Facebook, Uber, Kickstarter, AirBnB, Dropbox, Spotify, and design/UX experts such as Aarron Walter of MailChimp, Cindy Alvarez of Yammer, and Josh Puckett of DropBox. All of the e-books can be found in their Product Design Library. 1. Web UI Design Patterns 2014 This book takes examples from top companies such as Amazon, Kickstarter, AirBnB, Quora, LinkedIn, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, and Asana…
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  • I smell lavender in this acorn – wait, it’s a sachet!

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    It is the acorn season, and being obsessed with cute little acorn caps, I’ve been collecting lots and lots of these lately. I used to live in SF, and while living there, I found a quilting fabric store in the Sunset. I immediately fell in love with all of their fine prints, and started buying yards and yards of fabric, just so I could have it in my room. I finally decided to make something out of it, and made these adorable lavender-filled sachets with acorn caps. It’s quite fragrant, and I love having them in next to my bed. I went a little overboard and made three varieties; a…
  • New Item

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    New item: Thin Square Earrings
  • New Autumn/Winter Collection!!

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Dear Margot has a brand new collection for fall! Check it out!
  • City of Angels

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    There’s no need to explain, it’s Los Angeles, the City of Angels.
  • Block Apparel’s Gold Tee

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    This Tee stands out from the rest with a level of class. It’s the only black Tee of the collection, with a shiny gold foil that glistens in the sun.
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    Design You Trust. Design and Beyound.

  • Amazing Photography by Ibai Acevedo

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Ibai Acevedo is an eight years old Photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. He captured the amazing photography by good use of color and light, with shades and textures weakness for patenting. More photos Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Olympia by Karen Kananian

    Matt Watts
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Set of exceptional fashion portrait photography by Karen Kananian. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Vacation Home by SPACE Architects + Planners

    Matt Watts
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Remodel and addition to classic Michigan vacation home including new 1,275 sq ft guest house and office. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Streetart: New Mural by Etam Cruin Rome // Italy

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    New Mural by Sainer und Betz from polish Streetart Team Etam Cru in Rome, Italy. Read more Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    A woman with a Hello Kitty tattoo waits in line to attend the Hello Kitty Con, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. The convention was held to honor the character’s 40th birthday. (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo) A man dresses as Bad Badtz-Maru, one of the Sanrio characters, pauses for photos at the Hello Kitty Con, the first ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo) Hello Kitty dresses are on…
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  • You can’t sell a revolution to a rich man

    Jonathan Cherry
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:24 am
    Be very careful with your creative ability, you may find that your revolutionary ideas are not exactly welcome. A couple of years ago Cherryflava was doing some amazingly innovative work for an impressive collection of local and international  brands. We specialised in experiential ideas and production that, looking back, were a couple of years ahead of their time. Inspired to a large degree by the amazing use of technology that we saw in far more developed markets, we set out to ‘sell crazy’ here in South Africa. What we found though, was that crazy wasn’t exactly in high…
  • Fantasy brands

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    Building a compelling fantasy brand is all about the ancient art of great storytelling. Luxury brands need the illusion of fantasy to make us lust after them – at any price. It’s not so much about the product as it is about the idea associated with the product. If you have the time, or the intellectual patience, you can do some research by delving into the complex works of some of the prominent post-modern philosophers, But the lure inherent in all of this work is the yearning for a world of hyper-reality. An escape from the seemingly endless drone of our modern lives to a land of…
  • Blame Apple

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    The President of Finland is blaming Apple for his country’s economic downturn. The Apple iPhone, he says, killed Nokia and the iPad has put a serious dent in the nation’s paper industry. Of course he’s not incorrect in assuming that Apple is partly to blame for the shift towards a newer technology. But political office prevents him from pointing the finger at the real culprit of the demise – his country’s lack of innovation. It’s not so much that Apple purposefully targeted Finland in an evil plan to eliminate it from the global economy, as it is the fault…
  • Maybe you just got lucky

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    How much does luck play into the formula of success? There are countless sources of information that are available detailing the ‘7 steps to this’ and the ‘Top 10 ways to win at that’, but what if most cases of success was just a case of blind luck? In the world of international rugby the difference between the best team in the world and the 5th best team in the world is marginal. Sure a bit of conditioning and fitness may play a role in the outcome of a game, but when teams like the Springboks and the All Blacks meet – isn’t the outcome very much based on…
  • You can’t afford to play by the rules

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    One of our favourite movies is Moneyball. It’s as much a movie about innovation as it is about baseball. If you haven’t seen it already, do yourself a favour and book a time to enjoy it now. What’s great about it is that much like baseball, the world of branding is becoming a two horse race and the Moneyball approach is a brilliant blueprint of what you can do about it. You have rich, SUPER brands [most of them will be listed on the main board of one of the world's larger stock exchanges] that are able to out-scale, out-capitalise and out-play anyone. And then you have…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Lynx Expression giveaway

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The guys at Lynx are not only making your pits smell nice, but they’re working with a bunch of cool artists to make some products under the Expression Series. They’ve kindly given Design is Kinky five t-shirts and five posters by Sheryo & The Yok to give away to our lovely followers. Head over to their Instagram and make an interesting comment, also making sure to include @designiskinky in your post and you might be lucky enough to win.
  • Nowherefamous t-shirts

    9 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Our mates at Nowherefamous have just created a couple new t-shirts, one shown in the image above. They’re still sorting out an online store but if you are keen on more info send an email to for details.
  • Matthew Grabelsky

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Great paintings by Matthew Grabelsky.
  • Trent Whitehead

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The Mild Manners crew have a new space opening up in Sydney soon and to kick it off they have a show with Aussie artist Trent Whitehead. It opens next week on the 25th. Don’t miss it.
  • Study Of Hair [Melb 26/9]

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
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  • WKRMN has just released an updated version of...

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    WKRMN has just released an updated version of their original headphone hook. The Sound Stripp is designed to help free up some much needed desktop real estate by allowing you to hang your headphones off of your monitor. (Want more? See and
  • Skulls and macrophotography of insect eyes were...

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Skulls and macrophotography of insect eyes were used for these chimeral deathmask-like portraits by Gene Lee. (Want more? See and
  • The-Art-Form is a new limited edition...

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    The-Art-Form is a new limited edition publication about art and artists. Issue 1 features: Ian Davenport, Peter Liversidge, Rana Begum, Dan Baldwin, Michael Reisch and Paul Insect. (Want more? See and
  • Pop Up Magazine finally comes to LA - a curated...

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Pop Up Magazine finally comes to LA - a curated real life "magazine" of talks, videos, and more that won't be filmed or recorded - see you there? Tickets just went on sale. (Want more? See and
  • Griffin and Misfit took inspiration from the...

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Griffin and Misfit took inspiration from the elastic ribbon hairbands for this Ribbon Wristband for Shine or Flash Fitness and Sleep Monitors... definitely seems more comfortable (and easy to clean!) (Want more? See and
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  • Roundup

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A peek at recent inspiration from and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more. (Want more visual goodness? See +
  • Still Here!

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Hi there. I know i went a bit quiet here the last week or so… it started with some serious jetlag/exhaustion combo after the 4000 mile roadtrip north and the Tokyo trip, but somewhere between there… I think some serious soul searching was in order. The kind that kind of just grabs you and forces you to finally deal with it, versus just deciding to take off and sit quietly and figure things out. So instead of pushing out posts daily that i wasn’t truly giddily excited about, i’ve been taking the time to reflect, talk to people (amazed how many people i’ve heard…
  • The Original Grab Bag

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    For those who love fun surprises in the mail - you’ll love The Original Grab Bag. They just sent a fun box filled with goodies I both knew about (but hadn’t yet indulged myself with) and things i’ve never seen! Which is basically the perfect combo of surprise gifting… I believe the perfect gift to be things that the recipient wants (or will want) but wouldn’t buy themselves. Also fun, i totally forget what options i checked when they asked what i was interested in, although i have a suspicion that they know more about what i’m into than most having reached…
  • Designersblock London Edition 17

    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she explores the 2014 London Design Festival. The 17th edition of Designersblock as part of this year’s London Design Festival at the The Old Sessions House, an 18th-century courthouse on Clerkenwell Green. The best use of the space was the Glowing Oak from Plumen found on the top of four flights of stairs! They transplanted a whole oak up there magically illuminated… breath taking! And on the way there, of course the courthouse was filled with quite the contrast of stunning,…
  • Roundup

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    So much creature and illustration inspiration in this latest roundup of things i’m loving on and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more. (Want more visual goodness? See +
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • G-tower by HAEAHN architecture soars above incheon

    philip stevens I designboom
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    standing as a landmark structure, the building is home to the headquarters of IFEZ (icheon free economic zone), in addition to hosting a variety of other retail company's offices.The post G-tower by HAEAHN architecture soars above incheon appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • lune de sang sheds by CHROFI facilitate sustainable forestry

    philip stevens I designboom
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    the two structures offer a sense of permanence, appearing as unearthed buildings retrofitted for comfortable habitation.The post lune de sang sheds by CHROFI facilitate sustainable forestry appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • express yourself this halloween with emoji masks

    nina azzarello I designboom
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    turn into your most-texted emoticon with sly guy, poop, smile, grin and heart eyes face masks. The post express yourself this halloween with emoji masks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • haelo design manifests the look of love with eye tracking technology at istanbul design biennial

    nina azzarello I designboom
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    the project gives tangibility to a lover's glance -- one of the most personal, palpable, and sought after human sensations -- using custom eye-tracking technology to generate bespoke design objects.The post haelo design manifests the look of love with eye tracking technology at istanbul design biennial appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • the cloud collective uses suburban viaduct to cultivate algae

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    developed for the garden festival of geneve: velles et champs, the installation shows how urban locations seemingly devoid of artistic qualities can be used in a creative and functional manner.The post the cloud collective uses suburban viaduct to cultivate algae appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Hardworking Desks for the Home Office

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Choosing a desk can be tricky. The best way to choose is to first assess your needs. Are you someone who has gone paperless, or do you still require spreading out and using a stapler, files and a shredder? Do you like a clean, minimalist surface or do you like to have lots of photographs, tools and favorite objects within sight? Do you keep one favorite pen going or do you tend to collect scads of them? Write down every activity you want to do at your desk and make a list of the tools and supplies they require. Think about where you would stash them as you look at different desks below. The…
  • Introducing the MILK Grande Desk
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Get to know The MILK Grande Desk. Designed by Søren Rose and manufactured by Holmris, it has a sleek minimalist look, but is very high functioning and serves several purposes. The fact that it sits atop a pedestal means it can be used as a large workspace for one, but can transform into a mini-conference table and has room for up to four people to pull up and work at once. Photograph by Kristian Holm Since health experts have recently called sitting all day “the new smoking” in terms of danger to your health, having a standing option is optimal (the adjustable column is an…
  • Blu Dot Sale! Save 20% Through November 9th
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s that time of year — Blu Dot is 20% off now through November 9, 2014! If you’re not familiar with Blu Dot, chances are you’ve seen their work around and just didn’t know it. Two best friends, John Christakos and Maurice Blanks founded the Minnesota company in 1997 and it has taken the design world by storm ever since. Founded on the simple concept that Good Design Is Good, creating pieces that are practical and just plain cool. If you haven’t checked them out, Blu Dot is one of the best companies to follow on Pinterest, as they apply their discerning eyes…
  • Sale! 15% on Fantastic Modern Lighting
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It’s time for big sales at Design Public. We’ve decided that fall is a great time to help you feather your nests for the coming cold months. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier, so one big area where we’re saving you money is lighting. Take 15% off the following brands now through October 31, 2014. Produzione Privata’s Italian mouth-blown glass light fixtures are glowing works of contemporary art. Shop all Produzione Privata Cerno’s unique contemporary lights are just the right fit for those with modern tastes. Linen shades provide crisp contrast to…
  • Contest Time! Win a Beautiful OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Hey All! We’re giving away a fantastic prize, an OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool. Elegantly molded plywood forms this beautiful piece, inspired by the shape of, yup, you guessed it, a fortune cookie. Designed by Po Shun Leong, the stool functions as a sculptural extra seat. So, here’s all you have to do to win one; we promise, it’s quick and painless: 1) Repost this photo to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook 2) Tag @designpublic 3) Tag #DESIGNPUBLICPHOTOCONTEST1 The fine print: No purchase necessary. Each post counts as an entry into random drawing (contest ends 10/13/2014).
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  • The Best Wildlife Photography Of 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Le Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Londres a annoncé ses grands gagnants et finalistes pour le concours Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014. Plus de 42 000 soumissions en provenance de 96 pays ont été triées privilégiant la composition, l’innovation et leur propre interprétation de la nature. Un beau panorama de photos à découvrir. « Facebook update » by Marsel van Oosten, winner 2014 — new special award : people’s choice, the Netherlands. « Touché » by Jan van Der Greef, finalist 2014 — birds, the Netherlands.
  • Paper Robot Prototype

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    ZURI est un robot programmable fait de papier et de carton inventé par la compagnie de design allemande Zoobotics. Cette machine mobile, conçue comme un kit, peut être assemblée avec quelques outils (cutter, règle, colle et un tournevis). En plus d’un capteur de distance, le robot en papier a des servomoteurs, des servo-contrôleurs et un module Bluetooth, pouvant ainsi le piloter via un PC ou un smartphone. Encore à l’état de prototype, l’appareil est à découvrir ci-dessous.
  • Organic Structure and Textile Art

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Le studio Laokoon invente des matériaux aussi esthétiques qu’ergonomiques grâce à des associations de textiles, fils et structures. De ce fait, le studio conçoit à la main des mécanismes souples rappelant parfois la morphogenèse des écailles de Tatou. Des visuels de ses différentes créations sont à découvrir dans la suite en images et vidéo.
  • Windowless Plane

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    On a tous rêvé de s’envoler dans les airs en ayant la sensation de flotter dans les nuages. C’est presque chose faite avec l’entreprise de technologie anglaise Centre for Process Innovation et leur dernière invention le Windowless Fuselage Concept. Cette future génération d’avion prévoit de remplacer les conventionnels hublots par des écrans haute définition et flexibles permettant d’afficher la captation de caméras placées à l’extérieur de l’engin. A découvrir en vidéo.
  • Le Mistral Gift Shop in Tokyo

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    A Tokyo, le studio japonais JP architects a pensé l’intérieur de la boutique de cadeaux Le Mistral qui ne vend que des produits en provenance d’Europe. La décoration a été conçue avec un bleu ardoise et des lignes blanches carrées et rectangulaires qui viennent rompre la structure de la pièce. A découvrir.
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  • Glass Wave Sculptures by Ben Young

    Mr K (boss)
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Mêlant de assemblages de couches de verre à des éléments en béton, une mention toute particulière pour les superbes sculptures de l’artiste Ben Young. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Ben Young … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Dreamlike Surreal Landscapes Paintings

    Mr K (boss)
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Jouant aussi bien sur les formes que sur les perspectives, les échelles ou l’espace en général, coup de projecteur sur les incroyables créations de l’artiste d’origine coréenne actuellement basée à Paris Jung-Yeon Min. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits & copyright Jung-yeon Min / Kashya Hildebrand Gallery… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Teapot The Dew – Tea Brewer

    Mr K (boss)
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    Esthétiquement réussie, clin d’oeil pour « The Dew », une très jolie approche de la théière électrique imaginée par le designer Zhang Hongxin. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & Design by Zhang Hongxin – via … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • L House

    Mr K (boss)
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Issue de la collaboration entre les architectes Mathias Klotz et Edgar Minond, coup de projecteur sur la splendide « L House », une agréable villa contemporaine largement ouverte sur l’extérieur construite dans la région de Buenos Aires en Argentine. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos Rolland Halbe – … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The EtKøkken

    Mr K (boss)
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    C’est une approche originale de la cuisine que nous propose le studio Mette Schelde avec « The EtKøkken », une étonnante cuisine composée de trois petits îlots indépendant remplissant toutes les fonctions nécessaires. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Materials : Terrazzo, steel & woodDesign by Mette Schelde Studio – … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • UIEtips: Smart Watches, Wearables, and That Nasty Data Rash

    Jared Spool
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting part one of an article from Josh Clark, Smart Watches, Wearables, and That Nasty Data Rash. In the article, Josh takes his insight on mobile design to the world of wearables. He makes an argument that through design, we can avoid information poisoning and prevent the risk of the data wearing us rather than us wearing the data. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The real luxury of wearing information is not in exposing ourselves to every passing data point but in filtering that data in ways that alert us gently, even subconsciously, to…
  • UIEtips: Hiring a UX Pro – 4 Techniques from Smart Teams

    Jared Spool
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article. In it, I share ideas on how to hire the best UX professional. I also make the case that hiring the right person is the most important factor to a UX team’s success. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Hiring is not a natural process. It needs to be designed, just like any experience. In our research, we learned that most teams amble into the hiring process by copying actions from others or by inventing wacky steps. Read the article: Hiring a UX Pro – 4 Techniques from Smart Teams. How do you get the most out of your UX hiring process?
  • Designing Interactions Between Devices, a November 6 Virtual Seminar

    Adam Churchill
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Join us on November 6 when Josh Clark presents, Designing Interactions Between Devices. There’s untapped magic in the gaps between gadgets. Businesses lose money in those gaps between gadgets, and customers lose patience. Instead, imagine moving effortlessly from device to device without interruption, throwing content from one to another, or shaking a transaction from your phone to your laptop. The technology we need to build tomorrow’s interactions is already here in our pockets, handbags, and living rooms. Tear down device silos Enable magical interactions between devices…
  • Aviva Rosenstein – Working with UX in an Agile Environment

    Sean Carmichael
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Integrating UX into an Agile workflow has historically been a bit of a challenge. This could be due to a general lack of communication with the development team, or not feeling like the proper time or value is given to UX within the organization. Through her research, Aviva Rosenstein discovered that many problems people were having are commonplace. Additionally, she found that others had actually already worked out solutions to some of these. In her virtual seminar, Making UX Work with Agile Scrum Teams, Aviva discusses the position of UX on Agile teams and some of…
  • UIEtips: Embracing the Medium

    Jared Spool
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article. In it, Richard Rutter discusses the web and its role as a medium. Richard argues that we should consider the fact that a user can shape their experience as a strength rather than a weakness. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The wonderful thing about the web is that it takes many forms and those forms can be shaped by the reader to his or her benefit. That is a strength not a weakness; a feature not a bug. The control which print designers have – and so often desire when they transition to the web – is a limitation of the…
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  • Relative size of astronomy stuff

    Nathan Yau
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    Look! More size of very big things with large numbers, compared against things that you're kind of familiar with. Does this ever get old? The answer is no. Because measurements of planets might as well be random large numbers without anything to scale, John Brady placed things from space on Earth and vice versa. The image above shows six Earths placed adjacent to each other to show the scale of Saturn's rings. The one of Earth versus the sun is my favorite. For more on gaining a sense of scale, see the true size of Africa, Olympic events, fictional and real-life spaceships, or the entire…
  • Prostitution, GDP, and £1.7 billion due

    Nathan Yau
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    David Spiegelhalter, professor of public understanding of risk, does some back-of-the-napkin math to describe why recent prostitution estimates for the UK are problematic. As always, it's best to do a simple reality check. The ONS assumptions come to around 61,000,000 visits a year. Let's say 50,000,000 are from locals rather than foreign visitors. There are around 27,000,000 men between 18 and 50 in the UK (taking an arbitrary upper limit), so this would mean that on average each of them buys sex twice a year. In fact the latest Natsal survey found that 3.6% of men reported paying for sex in…
  • Decline of women in computer science

    Nathan Yau
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    NPR spent some time on the subject of the decline of women in computer science. Whereas the the percentage of women in other technical fields rose, the percentage of women in computer science declined, as shown in the chart above. Although it's tough to pinpoint a single factor, the time of decline coincides with when computer were mostly marketed towards boys in the 1980s. In the 1990s, researcher Jane Margolis interviewed hundreds of computer science students at Carnegie Mellon University, which had one of the top programs in the country. She found that families were much more likely to buy…
  • Chess piece survival rates

    Nathan Yau
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    On Quora, someone asked, "What are the chances of survival of individual chess pieces in average games?" Oliver Brennan answered by looking at the moves from 2.2 million games. The situation with the c-d-e pawns is very interesting. The most survivable central pawn is the White c-pawn (42%), while White's d-pawn is the most doomed of all the chessmen (24%) - more so even than the knights (~26%). There's a pleasing symmetry in the survival rates of the White and Black c- and e-pawns that suggests they're frequently exchanged on the d-file. Bishops survive around 35% of the time, with the…
  • Statistically ignorant

    Nathan Yau
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Ipsos MORI, primarily a marketing research group I think, released results of their study on public perception of demographics versus reality, on numbers such as immigration, religion, and life expectancy. The key takeaway is that out of the people they polled from fourteen countries, the average person typically over- or underestimated — by a lot. This grows to be an issue as officials form policies driven by public perception, which is a similar takeaway from the Gapminder Foundation's Ignorance Project. The Ipsos MORI study also provides an index of ignorance, placing Italy at the…
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Before and after the iPhone

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Image from Michal Levin's book Designing Multi-Device Experiences (originally created by Josh Helfferich in 2012).
  • Kill Your Phone

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Make your own signal blocking phone pouch of copper coated cloth especially developed for electromagnetic protection. In the pouch the phone can't send or receive any signals. It is dead! Kill Your Phone is an open workshop format created by Aram Bartholl. Check the website for upcoming workshops - or run your own! •
  • Disobedient Objects

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    'I wish my boyfriend was as dirty as your policies,' placard by Coral Stoakes 2011 Objects from activist social movements brought together in the exhibition 'Disobedient Objects' at London's Victoria & Albert museum. The exhibition demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. The inflatable cobblestone, by the Eclectic Electric Collective The Graffiti Writer, by the Institute of Applied Autonomy Women's Social and Political Union-branded bone china DIY gas mask, Turkey Shields painted as…
  • The Pyramid of Technology - from technology to nature in 7 steps

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Dutch artist, philosopher and scientist Koert van Mensvoort (of Next Nature) presents the Pyramid of Technology at TED Talk Ghent. Inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of need Van Mensvoort illustrates how technologies - from time machines to the alphabet - must go through seven phases to become as natural as nature. How Technology Becomes Nature in Seven Steps: 1) Envision: The idea stage (e.g. the time machine - still not invented or even a prototype) 2) Operational: Experimental stage - things that work in labs. 3) Applied: Transitional stage between invention and acceptance (e.g. Google Glass…
  • Spring Airlines - cosplay in the sky

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    Themed cosplay flights offered by Spring Airlines, a Chinese low-cost airline. The airline previously introduced a Maids and Butlers theme. Via social channels customers are invited to submit their wishes for future themes. • Chinese Daily
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    PingMag : Art, Design, Life - from Japan

  • Ping Cars Vol.13: Retro Moto showcases Tokyo’s custom motorbikes

    Shogo Jimbo
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    In the late 1990′s Japan experienced a craze for custom bikes called “street trackers”. Bikers would customize their rides to make them minimal but speedy like dirt biker racers. This was quite distinct from “race replica” motorbikes where you felt like you were shooting around a circuit, or a chopper bike. No, here the impression the custom bikes left was more refined. Anyone who caught sight of one of the bikes was beguiled. Years have now passed since the height of the craze and it feels rare to see such bikes in Tokyo now. But custom bikes are still alive and…
  • Ping Cars Vol.12: Cruising Tokyo with Akiba Cart

    Shogo Jimbo
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Many people were surprised when Mario made an appearance in a marketing campaign for Mercedes Benz. But actually there is a way to enjoy driving the streets of Tokyo like you are playing Mario Kart for real. These images have been over all social media recently and we went in search of the source. It wasn’t hard to find. Akiba Cart is Japan’s first rental go-kart service with vehicles that can be driven on public roads. And perhaps it goes without saying that only in Akihabara would you get something like this. The guy with the big smile and making the peace sign is Akiba…
  • Ping Cars Vol.11: Osamu Kokufu’s Future Mobility

    Shogo Jimbo
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Artist Osamu Kokufu once told us there’s nothing more evocative of the future than the car. His words made a big impression on us and we had planned a Ping Cars road trip with his help. Our destination was going to be Ogata in Akita Prefecture, where we would take part in an eco car race using one of Kokufu’s unique vehicles. But just before we about to publish an interview with Kokufu about his career, and shortly prior to setting off on the road trip, came the news that the artist had passed away in an accident while preparing for his “Floating Conservatory”…
  • Japan’s Hi-Tech Toilets: 2014 Edition!

    Yoshihiko Mano
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    When we started talking about Japanese homes recently, we remembered that actually, more so than tatami, sliding doors and all that jazz, the things that really get attention worldwide in a Japanese home are the toilets. Back in 2008 we published a popular article about Japan’s hi-tech toilets, including the TOTO Washlet, and it got us wondering how things were shaping up six years on. Actually, just like in 2008, TOTO were featured in last year’s Tokyo Designers Week so general interest is still strong in these fancy chamber pots. We went along to the TOTO showroom in Tokyo to…
  • Kenta Nakamura, Nihon Shigoto Hyakka: New Work-Life Balance in Flexible Spaces

    Tom Vincent
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    People have to work in order to live. These days we usually search for a job online. But Nihon Shigoto Hyakka (literally “Japan Work Department Store”) is a different kind of website to the typical job-hunting portal in which you positions are itemized on the page. The jobs have stories; they are also lifestyle choices. We spoke to Kenta Nakamura to hear his ideas about how living and working are connected. What do you think the difference is between living and working? For the people who we write about and feature on Shigoto Hyakka, living and working are connected things.
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • DEC Ebola appeal

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Today in the UK, the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) launches a major appeal to raise funds for the Ebola crisis. In times of major emergencies and disasters, the DEC launches appeals on behalf of its 13 members, which range from the largest such as Save the Children, Oxfam and The Red Cross to smaller faith based charities such as Christian Aid and Islamic Relief.   This is the DEC’s first ever appeal on a single epidemic. As quoted in today’s Guardian, DEC’s chief executive, Saleh Saeed explains that  “in its 50-year history the DEC has launched appeals for…
  • What we’ve learned from years of brand mapping

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    About seven or eight years ago I started running a one-day workshop for D&AD, on branding. The aim of the course was, and still is, to demystify the branding process and unpick some of that awful ‘brand’ language that you hear people spouting. Ideally, people interested in the process get a really good grounding in and understanding of the issues, before they get anywhere near the process of designing a logo. Talk to anyone who regularly runs workshops and they often say ‘it’s good to get people to prepare’. Now, classically, that took the form of an inane…
  • Top five

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Last week, design magazine Computer Arts published their survey of the top 30 design agencies in the UK in their November issue. What made this intriguing was that it wasn’t a result of a skewable on-line poll, just the views of the editorial team or some questionable list based on dodgy awards schemes. The voting was restricted to ‘60 leading designer and creative directors’ from across the country, so a kind of peer poll, if you like. Anyway, we’re pretty relieved (and also slightly shocked) to be in the top five. So, thanks very much to those who voted for us, much…
  • For every child in danger

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    For about a year we’ve been working on a wholesale re-positioning of Unicef in the UK. In research, they had discovered that whilst people recognise the charity, they’re not front of mind. There was an overall lack of familiarity with the brand, and many don’t even realise that it is a children’s charity. Unicef is actually the world’s largest children’s organisation and already ensures more of the world’s children are fed, vaccinated, educated and protected than any other. They have done more to influence laws, policies and customs to help protect…
  • What were you thinking?

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:45 am
    There’s a very funny example of clever-clever marketing gone wrong at Regent’s Park tube station at the moment. The Lisson Gallery has decided to put simple text-only ads in the lifts featuring one simple question: ‘what are we thinking?’. Maybe they thought that this would spark a lively existential debate in the minds of visitors to the Frieze art show as they prepare themselves for the hurly-burly of contemporary conceptual art. Trouble is, the ads have been hacked, and any hopes for a high level of cultural discourse have been shattered. In response to ‘what are we…
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Sweet dreams thanks to Sleep Sensei

    Guy Blashki
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Ponoko laser cut Kickstarter trains you to fall asleep. Eyes closed, now breathe… Chasing those Z’s is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to this nifty innovation from Jeremy Wilson on Kickstarter. The Sleep Sensei sits on your nightstand and gently guides you towards a deep, restful sleep. How does it do this? To some insomniacs, such an achievement may sound like pure magic, but there is some serious science behind the device. Jeremy’s own insomnia saw him trial numerous sleep aids before he set out to use his Arduino skills to sort out their collective shortcomings.
  • Progressively less elegant laser cutting

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #198 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser engraved Baltic Birch wood Audrey Hepburn picture from Bumble Bunny Media. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, rats, flying rats, trilobites, and hands… Above is a laser cut acrylic charm from PooKatDinoCrafts. Above is a printed laser cut acrylic bat necklace from Knit Wrapped. Above is a laser cur and etched trilobite patch from Biomorphics. Above are laser cut acrylic earrings from Imp Art and Accessories. Posted in…
  • Laser-cut Mechanical Claw

    Guy Blashki
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Bringing laser cut Halloween costumes within grasp We love to see people using a laser cutter to create complex and clever Halloween costumes. This laser cut mechanical claw becomes an extension of the wearer’s hand, and comes alive thanks to mechanical tendons that animate in unison with the wearer’s finger movements. Put together and posted on Instructables by musicandsky (Xintian Chu), the goal of this project is to make it easy for others to build their own set of mechanical hands. “…you may see some projects on Instructables and YouTube with similar mechanisms…
  • Fab Academy 2015

    Guy Blashki
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Applications now open for the next Fab Academy Diploma Applications are now open for the fifth edition of the Fab Academy Diploma, the main educational program of the Fab Lab Network. For five months running between January and June in 2015, participants will find themselves immersed in an advanced digital fabrication program directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms. The diploma is based on MIT’s rapid prototyping course, MAS 863: How to Make (Almost) Anything, and operates as a worldwide, distributed campus where Fab Labs across the globe become classrooms…
  • Get it in laser cut gear

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #197 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser cut birch plywood magnetic gear toy from Steven Mattern Design. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, crosses, keys, and cuffs… Above is a laser cut acrylic cross necklace from Ovatta Designs. Above is a laser cut acrylic keychain from Wanand Whale. Above is a laser cut silicon cuff from Rosy Ripe. Posted in Fashion + Textiles, Laser Cut Acrylic, Laser Cut Wood, Sam Tanis, Toys + Games by Sam | No Comments
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    Brian Lovin

  • Design Details: Inbox by Google

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
    It’s always big news when the Google machine unveils a new product. This week that something new is called Inbox, and it’s a slick rethinking of how we interact with and handle an ever-increasing volume of email. Google’s Design Team has put in hard work these past months. Crafting the Material design language and rolling out interface updates across a suite of apps and operating systems is no small feat. Inbox embraces Material Design wholly, resulting in a beautiful, cohesive application for iOS, Android and web (Chrome only, for now). This Design Details will explore some…
  • iPhone 6

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    The iPhone 6. This is the best iPhone that Apple has made, there’s no doubt in my mind. A new form-factor combined with a larger, more brilliant display, come together to create a product that feels truly extraordinary. I find myself constantly running my finger across the edge of the new curved display, trying to find the impossibly-small seam between glass and metal. Each iteration of the iPhone’s packaging continues to simplify, to the point where all we’re left with is a pure-white box with polished letters across the side: “iPhone” – no frills here. I…
  • Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Hyperlapse is the latest and greatest app to hit the App Store; many of you have already tried it, I’m sure. Yesterday’s Wired piece likens the app to a $15,000 video setup in the palm of your hands – a bold label, indeed. In this post I will explore the wonderful level of polish and style that Instagram’s designers have poured into Hyperlapse. The app is beautifully simple – almost to the point of confusion, where one might ask themselves: “Is this it?” Yes, this is it. And that’s the point. Let’s dive in… Follow me at @brian_lovin…
  • Buffer’s CSS

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    I’ve quite enjoyed some of the recent blog posts coming out that take a deeper look at CSS architecture, performance and best-practices at different technology companies. If you’ve missed them, I highly recommend reading these deep-dives into the CSS at Github, Groupon, Lonely Planet and CodePen. This post takes a closer look at how we approach CSS at Buffer. While this post aims to highlight some of the tools and techniques we use to write CSS, it also serves a secondary purpose of highlighting where we can improve and optimize. I’ve intentionally included some of our…
  • Design Details: Pinterest for iOS

    24 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Pinterest is an app I wish I could use more. I’ve never quite found my stride on the platform despite following several boards dedicated to design, UI and UX. Regardless of my own lack of engagement, there are millions of folks out there that use Pinterest every day to organize, plan, inspire, design, build and dream. There aren’t too many products out there that offer such a wide variety of benefits, despite offering the same feature set across the board. I love that. Pinterest, in addition to being a wonderful utility for so many people, is shipping some of the best design in…
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • Why I Use MailChimp Personally

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Any tool you can use to save you time, so you can focus on important things, like promoting your site. I’ll break down the reasons why I use Mailchimp as my email marketing service, and why you should, too.
  • Finding the Right Images for Blog Posts

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Blog posts can turn out wrong for a number of reasons, but lacking quality images is one of the big ones. There’s a lot to consider when picking images for blog posts, so save yourself from bad copy.
  • Build Strong Business Relationships With These 5 Tips

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Working with clients is a part of any business. This is especially true when working with design clients. How you interact with your clients will determine if they become repeat clients or a one time deal. Below are some great tips to help you form great relationships with your clients. If you follow these tips consistently, your design clients will keep coming back.
  • Perspective Distortion Tip in Illustrator

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Sometimes you just need to manipulate a particular object in perspective. The last thing that we want to do is over-complicate things. I’m going to show you a little hidden tool inside of illustrator that will allow you to distort the shape and perspective.
  • 20+ Best Weekly Web Design & Development Resources #4

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Here’s the 20+ Best Weekly Web Design & Development Resources Collective that aims to introduce fresh new, trendy and easy-to-use web design & development resources (freebies, codes, graphics, tools, inspiration, etc) from the past week. Have fun with it and remember to share with your friends.
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    Design You Trust. Design and Beyound.

  • Amazing Photography by Ibai Acevedo

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Ibai Acevedo is an eight years old Photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. He captured the amazing photography by good use of color and light, with shades and textures weakness for patenting. More photos Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Olympia by Karen Kananian

    Matt Watts
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Set of exceptional fashion portrait photography by Karen Kananian. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Vacation Home by SPACE Architects + Planners

    Matt Watts
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    Remodel and addition to classic Michigan vacation home including new 1,275 sq ft guest house and office. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Streetart: New Mural by Etam Cruin Rome // Italy

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    New Mural by Sainer und Betz from polish Streetart Team Etam Cru in Rome, Italy. Read more Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    A woman with a Hello Kitty tattoo waits in line to attend the Hello Kitty Con, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. The convention was held to honor the character’s 40th birthday. (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo) A man dresses as Bad Badtz-Maru, one of the Sanrio characters, pauses for photos at the Hello Kitty Con, the first ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo) Hello Kitty dresses are on…
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    You The Designer

  • Google News Redesign Concept by George Kvasnikov

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Google News is one of the most visited news aggregator sites because of its functional interface. It’s a great tool in searching for information on the latest news topics due to its unique algorithm that tailor-fits news based on the user’s preferences. But does it need a redesign? Berlin-based designer George Kvasnikov thinks so. George Kvasnikov is a senior interface and graphic designer from Russia currently living in Berlin. He specializes in designing UI/UX and his portfolio is worth checking out. According to George, Google News was announced in 2002 and since then has…
  • Fire Text Effect Tutorial in Photoshop

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Fire is an element that is both creative and destructive. It signifies motion, brightness, and warmth. If you’re creating illustrations that need these qualities, this fire text effect tutorial will be really helpful. This tutorial by our graphic artist Romel Belga will teach you how to set your message on fire without burning yourself. Here are all the images you’ll be needing. download now First, create a new file (CTRL+N) and set your document size. We opted for a 9 x 4 inch banner. Make sure your resolution is 300 for printing but 72 is fine for web use. Since the background…
  • LG Launches Their New Curved Screens

    Gian Bautista
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A Curved World Inspired by Creativity As graphic designers, we spend most of our days in front of our workstations. And of all of our various tools of creation, the computer monitor is arguably the heart of our operation. If monitors are able to display our works as designed, our lives would be a whole lot easier. Image accuracy issues become a thing of the past. It isn’t all about resolution, though. As we work on more and more projects, we find ourselves praying for more real estate. Screen size, all of a sudden, becomes a priority. Most of us shift to using a dual-monitor setup to…
  • 30 Astonishing Samples of Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art

    Patrick Ellasos
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever felt the urge to draw on filthy car windows? I bet most of us had experience doodling on layers of dust coating a car window. We all love to put a humorous “wash me!” or even draw a family of stick figures on the window. Well Scott Wade—also known as the “The Da Vinci of Dust” and “The Dirty Car Artist“—is simply taking this act a notch higher. He uses the accumulated dust in the car’s window to create intricate masterpieces. His vast portfolio features several re-creations of some of  the most famous art pieces including the Mona…
  • 30 Runway Illustrations of the Busiest US Airports

    Gian Bautista
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A series of modern prints featuring outlined runway illustrations of the 30 busiest airports in the US. Crafted by architect and designer Jerome Daksiewicz of NOMO Design, this Kickstarter project illustrates abstract patterns of the most active runway airports in the United States as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Airport Runway Print Collection is Daksiewicz’s next big project after several successful projects like Photo Film, Golf Course, and Racetrack Series prints. If funded, the project will be printed on each of the following variations: Box Set. This will…
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Scary Halloween, Young Frankenstein, Necrotype

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:20 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 Scary Halloween by Phelan Riessen Download Scary Halloween Young Frankenstein by Iconian Fonts Download Young Frankenstein Necrotype by Chris Vile Download Necrotype Tags: FFFFfree fontsfreebiefontspaul0v2's blog
  • Fun Dogs in Halloween Costumes

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    I know, I know, not the ~design~ post you'd expect, but if there's a day not to be serious, it's Halloween. It definitely is a day to have fun and to fool around, and I've always thought dogs in halloween costumes were super funny, so it was definitely a good idea to share with you some of these wide-eyed pups in costumes. Here you can see some very cute dogs wearing some unbelievable costumes... I gotta say my favorite is Chucky! Such creative folks! If your pets are also wearing a costume this Halloween, please share it with us! We'd love to see them. For more pictures of these cuties,…
  • Beautiful Houses: House in the Landscape

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Today we will show you a beautiful house in Zawiercie, Poland, a project by Kropka Studio. This house is great. From the facade's stone and wood combo to the open layout and white interiors, everything looks amazing. A lot of space, natural light, huge glass doors and unique touches give the place a cozy and modern look. Certainly a great place to live. Make sure to check out Kropka Studio website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: House is situated next to Zawiercie, on a longish, slightly sloping site, in…
  • Sites of the Week: Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Today we're proud to feature in our post a giveaway from ThemeFuse! Take a look below to know how to enter and win a completely full website, including hosting! Also check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Exclusive Giveaway from ThemeFuse Win a full fledged website (WordPress Theme + 1 Year Hosting Plan + 1 Optional Free Domain) ThemeFuse comes with great news for all WordPress lovers. Now you can have a full website online in minutes, by purchasing a WordPress theme together with a 1 year hosting plan and a free domain in one go. All the…
  • SP3.6 Headphones

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:06 pm
    We tent to feature a lot of illustration, photography, app and UX design. The reason for that might be because it's what most designers and digital artists share and pursue, however we are fans of industrial design. My background is in industrial design and despite the fact I always felt inclined to visual design I am an admirer of ID projects like the SP3.6 Headphones that Simeon Lescanne shared on is Behance profile. Simeon is a product designer student from Paris, France. For more information about him check out his Behance profile at…
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  • Vintage Actions, Textures & Light Leaks for Members

    Chris Spooner
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tom Anders is back with more premium photo effect Actions and textures for Access All Areas members! His Vintage Bundle is a collection of 25 sophisticated Photoshop Actions to give your photos cool tints and effects, along with 6 bonus high resolution textures and 10 bright light leaks. This is the ultimate kit for giving your images cool vintage effects. Use the Actions to manipulate the photo with cool tones, add grungy marks with the texture overlays and replicate authentic camera characteristics with the authentic light leaks. Tom Anders creates and sells a range of amazing products on…
  • The Best Font Bundles I’ve Ever Seen!

    Chris Spooner
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Over the past year I’ve been spreading the word about the awesome deals from Design Cuts. Their offers slash hundreds of dollars off quality design resources, with discounts always being upwards of 90%. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve received emails from my readers and subscribers who got the message too late and missed out on a deal. If you are one of those people, today is your lucky day! To celebrate their 1st birthday, Design Cuts are re-running all of their most popular deals from the past year. The premium fonts bundles seemed to be the most popular with you…
  • 20 Movie Posters in the Style of Vintage Horror Films

    Chris Spooner
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Low budget B-movies, exploitation films and slasher movies from the 50s, 60s & 70s have an iconic style that is often replicated by designers to pay tribute to this generation of cult film. Low quality print effects, dirt & grunge, hand brushed typography and plenty of blood splatters are all common features of this art style. In today’s post I showcase over 20 modern movie posters that have been designed with inspiration from these vintage horror films. They all perfectly capture the character of the originals using digital tools to mimic aged poster prints. Double Feature…
  • 3 Simple Photoshop Tips to Create Better Textures

    Chris Spooner
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Textures are valuable design resources that can be used as backgrounds to your work or pasted in as overlays to add distressed tones. Anyone with a camera can collect texture resources, with even the latest smart phone cameras being more than capable of capturing high resolution details. It takes more than just a click of the shutter button to capture a great texture though, the most usable textures are the result of some Photoshop editing. In today’s post I share 3 important tips that will help transform your standard images into better textures resources. Flattening & Equalizing…
  • Infographic Template Vector Kit for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members had a taste of Mats-Peter Forss’ Infographic Template Shop last month with his kind donation of a Vector Infographic Tools Kit for members. Mats is back again with more excellent resources for premium members, this time with a User Experience themed vector Infographic template kit featuring loads of individual resources including graphs, charts & icons. All the products at the Infographic Template Shop are mousemade by Finland based illustrator Mats-Peter Forss. His store contains a range of useful vector tool sets which have helped turn the lifeless…
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  • Exclusive DesignCrowd Discount Coupon Code

    Joel Falconer
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    It’s that time of the year again! The team over at DesignCrowd are offering great savings on custom logo design, web design and graphic design via their new DesignCrowd coupon page. Browse through the many deals and offers available and choose a discount that best suits you. You can save on flyer design, logo design and more! DesignCrowd is a design crowdsourcing marketplace, where you can access thousands of designers from across the globe. You write a brief and post it on the site – the huge pool of talented designers will then start submitted professional designs and you simply…
  • Is Crowdsourcing Crowding the Freelance Graphic Designer?

    Clancy Clarke
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:19 am
    Over the past few years the demand for crowdsourcing services has skyrocketed. This is particularly true for the design industry where crowdsourcing platforms such as DesignCrowd offer a cost effective way for small to medium businesses, start-ups and even individuals to get graphic design services done with very little effort. The processes are managed completely online and the platform provides the means of communication, payment and transfer of final design files. So with highly effective design crowdsourcing sites like DesignCrowd working their magic for consumers, where does this leave…
  • DesignCrowd are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – June Only

    Clancy Clarke
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:18 am
    We know that many businesses will be looking to start this financial year with a kick! Start fresh and jump onboard with DesignCrowd. Perhaps you’re thinking of rebranding or making some visual changes to modernise your business? If so, the good folks over at DesignCrowd, the design crowdsourcing platform are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – For 1 week only, you can save up to $500 on design projects! They’ve heavily reduced project fees and add-ons. Combine multiple projects and save BIG! Checkout all the other DesignCrowd Discount Coupons on the newly launched offers page
  • The Traditional Online Logo Design Service Can’t Keep Up! Crowdsourcing Steams Ahead

    Clancy Clarke
    1 Jun 2014 | 9:56 pm
    By Clancy Clarke The Traditional online logo design service is dead! There are no two ways about it – crowdsourcing design has disrupted the market, both from an agency point of view and for all those logo template sites. In 2014, using a design agency to create a bespoke logo for your company is outrageous! Just think about it, think of all the steps required and the time it takes to get the design job done. If you’re not familiar with the process, it usually looks something like this: Find a design agency This often means hours of Google searching and trawling, looking for an agency…
  • How To: Create a Logo Contest and Be Amazed by the Results

    Clancy Clarke
    29 May 2014 | 6:21 pm
    By Clancy Clarke Getting a logo designed for your business can be a dauntingg task. There are a million factors to think about: Who do you get to design your logo? How do you want your logo to look and feel? What personality should the logo convey about your brand? Where will the logo be used? However, compared to the days when hiring a design agency or freelance design consultant were the norm, in 2014 you can now create a logo contest on a crowdsourcing site such as DesignCrowd. Logo contests and crowdsourcing allow you to get the benefits of a huge pool of highly skilled logo designers…
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    FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world

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  • Studio Series #2 – The Bakery

    James Kirkup
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Roll up, roll up, it’s time for the second of our new Studio Series insights! This week we’re travelling to the capital of Russia, Moscow! for an insight into one of the countries most exciting up and coming studios, The Bakery! We got on our imaginary EasyJet flight (also known as GMail) to chat to Ivan from the studio about why they do what they do, and what’s going on in Russia these days… - – – – – - How did the Bakery come together? I was about to find a job in Moscow, but was feeling uninspired by the interviews I was going through. I didn’t…
  • The Recorder: Issue 1

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    I recently caught up with fellow FFF’er Luke Tonge to find out about Issue 1 of new typography magazine The Recorder which he designed and art-directed this Summer. The mag itself is 120 pages of typographic goodness, with a stunning gold foil masthead that continues onto the back cover, multiple throw-out pages, spot colours and a very pleasing sewn binding. Contained within: Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press, Design educator Harry Leeson, Illustrator David Doran, Pentagram’s Abbott Miller, The Herb Lubalin Study Center, Design legend Alan Kitching, Ghostsigns expert Sam Roberts,…
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  • Hofstede Design

    Antonio Carusone
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    A bunch of great new work by Australian studio Hofstede Design.
  • Il Capo

    Antonio Carusone
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    This is an excerpt on NOWNESS from the documentary, Il Capo (The Chief) by Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani. The film follows a marble quarry boss who uses simple hand gestures to guide his crew. The topic is fascinating, but what strikes me the most about the excerpt is the wonderful aesthetics created by mixing the beautiful landscape, excellent cinematography, and a super minimal sound design. All you hear are the sounds of the machinery and the massive marble blocks being extracted. It’s all wonderful and worth a look. Via Kottke
  • Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture Branding

    Antonio Carusone
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Mark Bloom and Paul Hutchinson collaborated on this beautiful identity, book and website for Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture.
  • Tomasz Berezowski

    Antonio Carusone
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    I’m really enjoying the work of Polish architect and graphic designer Tomasz Berezowski. His design work is looks like it come right out of the 60s. Simple, typographic design.
  • Toko: PTW Architects

    Antonio Carusone
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Beautiful work by Toko for PTW Architects to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Toko designed a temporary identity and 9 bilingual books showcasing the firms work.
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  • Applicative House Furnishing Design with Simple Decoration

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Today, the human being creativity is growth quickly and people are loved to use the simple design. One of that sample is this concrete house that uses the simple house furnishing design . The simple concrete wall furnishing that showed in this page will let us know that there are so many inspiring things around us that we can cheat out and we can apply for our living space. The thing that we have to prepare is be brave to show and express. We can get the high confidence after get another opinion, right? So don’t hesitate to discuss and ask. [via This decoration is one of the recommended…
  • Modern Contemporary Staircase Interior Design

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Moreover, the huge design of this staircase interior design is look fulfill the whole house space of our living space. That would be a big problem since event this staircase use the big size but, we still can use the extra space of this staircase as a space for us to show-off. We can use the modern staircase design ideas and the big size of this staircase as the display space for our collection such as a big vas from ceramic or a statue. Completely, the big size will give the big positive effect for our house space also. Today, a home staircase is not only use as the link from one floor of…
  • Modern Forest House Design with Minimalist Interior

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    When creativity meets with opportunity, the thing that will happen is the miracle. This modern forest house is the real design of a dream house with miracle thing inside on. Through some of the house landscape here, we can see the dream come true and the sun is completely shine to the world. This is the new concept of a modern forest house design because the combination of both natural things and the modern material are blend balance. The plain color tone of the wall side of this house is look give the equal look of both modern and natural side of the house and surrounded by. [via The…
  • Creative Modern Residence Design with Proper House Space

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Welcome to Scandinavia! Our great journey in this country will be started by this minimalist house residence design. The awesome performance of the building construction of this house will be continued by the nice performance of the interior décor also. Our eyes will get a wonderful journey and a memorable experience, here. Some people are fall in love with this modern residence design from the first time. That is a possible since the designer and the architect are working out together to realize their dream of a modern house. [via The modern residence design ideas that we can see in this…
  • Modern Concrete House Design with Super Natural Decoration

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    A living space is one of the most important things in this world. People are going to see and get some inspiring thing to build a living space. According to that statement, this modern concrete house design try to give us inspiring design and inspiring interior. The nice landscape of this house is showed from both indoor and outdoor side of this house. Let’s see closer and get an inspiring thing here. Hopefully, the real journey of this modern concrete house level design will be useful and actual. [via   The super natural concrete house ideas are showed by the outdoor side of this…
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  • 10 tutorials to learn how to create icons with Photoshop

    Sabina Hona
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    When we talk about design, icons are one of the important things that cannot be overlooked. They represent images or pictures of some representation such as home icon for homepage, telephone icon for contact page and many more that covers the aspects of impressive web design. But creating these icons can be a real pain […] The post 10 tutorials to learn how to create icons with Photoshop appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Print love: new fine art prints published this week

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Poetic, funny, witty, or just beautiful, new art prints are published online every day. Every week, we try to share the best of new digital printmaking projects. Forgiveness by Alejandro Girardo. Cannonball by Budi Satria Kwan. As day turns to night by Budi Satria Kwan. Mêmsac by Exit Man. Nostalgia by Nazario Graziano. You are […] The post Print love: new fine art prints published this week appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • A collection of the best fonts for grungy designs

    Sabina Hona
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    One of the factors affecting the beauty of your design is the fonts. That is why you should be very careful while choosing the fonts. If you wonder which type of font best suits for your grungy designs, then here we have 10 awesome examples. Check it out below! 1. Microbrew Microbrew is a versatile […] The post A collection of the best fonts for grungy designs appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 5 awesome experiential marketing campaigns by RPM

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Experiential marketing, or “engagement marketing” as it’s often called, is a marketing strategy that builds direct relationships between the brand and the client. Instead of looking at the consumers as passive receivers of the message, engagement marketers address the consumers directly and engage with them. some companies like RPM specialize in this type of marketing. […] The post 5 awesome experiential marketing campaigns by RPM appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 20 cool iPhone cases

    Sabina Hona
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    iPhone is a unique and attractive smartphone that has won several hearts. Its standard is in no comparison to any other smartphones. Beside Apple, other small companies are also being benefited from iPhone. And those are the iPhone cases companies. There are several iPhone case manufacturers who create really amazing and fabulous iPhone cases that […] The post 20 cool iPhone cases appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • SEI Gives Back

    SEI Design Group
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Thanks to Jen Kelley for continuing to organize giving activities for SEI’s Rochester office.  This past Saturday Jen, Justin, and Brian helped with yard work at the Ronald McDonald House. Last year the house supported more than 900 families and children.
  • Albany Office Steps Out!

    SEI Design Group
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Elegant Albany group enjoying a day at the races!
  • Webster CSD Approves Project

    SEI Design Group
    21 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    Congratulations to Webster Central School District. Their $12.9 million Capital Improvement project was approved by district voters last night.  The scope of the project includes roof replacement, wall reconstruction re-pointing, exterior and interior door replacement, carpet and floor replacement with  abatement at various school buildings.
  • Congrats Madrid-Waddington CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    21 May 2014 | 5:56 am
    Madrid-Waddington Central School District District voters approved a $3.9 million Capital Improvement Project to make renovations and upgrades to their main building and bus garage, as well as site improvements.
  • Congrats Sodus CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    30 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Congratulations to Sodus Central School District! Last night District voters approved a $16,960,485 capital improvement project. The major scope of work will include security entries, infrastructure upgrades (roof replacement, HVAC, electrical, technology, asbestos abatement), and site / athletic facility improvements including a new all-weather track.
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  • Hump Day Hotties

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nothing wrong with being sexy on your back. The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on
  • Daily Cool Pics

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If he uses his reach correctly The Rock will rip his arms off and beat him with them. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on
  • Luci Ford

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Luci Ford is a hot blonde model and loves to show off on Instagram. The post Luci Ford appeared first on
  • Bad Hair Choices

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bugs Bunny would go crazy over this look! The post Bad Hair Choices appeared first on
  • Tooshie Tuesday

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Yoga pants, spandex, and thongs — all amazing inventions. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on
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  • A New Layer exhibition

    David Carlson
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    A New Layer is an exhibition by Matti Klenell, Stina Löfgren, Carina Seth Andersson, TAF Arkitektkontor through Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom which will be on stage in Stockholm from November 11 to February 8. The exhibition will show contemporary objects made with an ancient technique. Lacquer has been used in East Asia for over 7000 years and encompasses a variety of techniques and applications. The title A New Layer refers to how the lacquer is applied in several layers until the desired surface sheen occurs. Historically, China and Japan have been the prime regions for the…
  • Ruutu vases by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

    David Carlson
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Ruutu, which means diamond or square in Finnish, is a new collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Finnish glass producer Iittala. Ruutu consists of 10 vases in five sizes and seven colours. When collected and combined, they make small seamless installations where both, the strength and the delicate nature of the glass, come alive. In Ruutu, we were able to create a delicate, watercolour-like palette that intermingles with each other when combining sizes and colours. We wanted to show a sophisticated range of Iittala colours while at the same time handling the job over the user who will…
  • Artwork by Kristjana S. Williams for the Connaught hotel

    David Carlson
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    We like the unique artwork created by the brand consultancy The Partners and contemporary artist Kristjana S. Williams to celebrate the heritage and the spirit of London’s for the Connaught hotel. The Connaught, situated at the heart of London’s Mayfair, approached The Partners to create an identity that captured the spirit of the hotel, and, in doing so, reflected its finely judged balance of heritage and modernity. The Partners collaborated with the contemporary artist Kristjana S. Williams, to create a unique collage artwork that will enhance, rather than constrain the magic of the…
  • Experience in Motion collection by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

    David Carlson
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Design duo Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe will, in collaboration with Volvo, present their brand-new Experience in Motion collection during Dutch Design Week. Technological advances and social developments are set to radically change driving in the foreseeable future. The designers have investigated the characteristics of the Volvo brand and created a mobile experience befitting the future of automotive transport. Driverless cars are going to change our experience of the ride, say Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe. This collection shows our vision of the rich, interactive way travel time will be…
  • Wallpapers based on old roses from the garden of David Carlson

    David Carlson
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    The Swedish brand Mr Perswall is releasing a collection of wallpapers based on old roses from the garden of David Carlson, the editor-in-chief of David Report. David Carlson is a deeply dedicated gardener – more specifically, of old roses with unmatched aromas. With this collection, that literally grew from his rosegarden in Falsterbo, he gives us the opportunity to surround ourselves with something deeply personal of his. Towards the end of June and the beginning of July David’s garden turns into a private paradise, his very own realm of glory, to cite the words used by Carl Von Linné…
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  • Books: Pierre Paulin. L’homme et l’œuvre

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    There will never be enough tribute to the immense talent of the French designer Pierre Paulin. This beautiful book of major works highlight the paradoxical and complex as well as the hair-raising concern for human creativity. Before becoming a cult designer Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was a decorator located in the rue de Seine in Paris as attested by the stamp on the preparatory drawings of the chair Stuhl. An autodidact rebel, an unusual character, skinned alive, an outsider criticizing the caste of right-thinking design, he was primarily a pioneer and a visionary who experimented bold forms…
  • Schiebepuzzle by Herr M

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Design company Herr M creates furniture and accessories which are particularly easy to understand, user-friendly and elegant in their impression. In the course of this they work on narrative solutions – design which tell the user a story and tie them up emotionally. Inspired by a childrens toy they designed the side table “Schiebepuzzle”. The front doors can slide up and down and from side to side showing just a little bit of his content at a time, the rest is a seeking-game – for magazines and the minibar, for bottles, glasses, coasters or a deck of cards. Decent and…
  • Wardrobe Exo by Grégoire de Lafforest for Galerie Gosserez

    26 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The wardrobe as a suspension. A heavy and minimalist monolith that seems to float, like it is in levitation. An exoskeleton that surrounds it and contrasts with it, empty and complex at the same time. The wardrobe, block of pure wood is set like a jewel. Like Fabrice Le Nezet’s works, it defies gravity. Wardrobe “Exo”, by Grégoire de Lafforest, for Galerie Gosserez
  • Garage in a Living Space by i29 Interior Architects

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A formerly garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp, turned into a spacious house naturally lit by large roof lights. The interior with a generous 230m2 on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden surfaces is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring. The custom designed kitchen includes a large wooden sliding door to cover integrated storage areas, with a contrasting black cooking island in front. Built-in cabinets and a fireplace have the same characteristics and contrast in…
  • Formafantasma: From Then On by Established & Sons

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In the center of the vault-like room is a brass pendulum, which swings back and forth every second. This is meant to symbolize our fight against time, as the brass base would naturally oxidize over time yet the polishing brush at the bottom of the pendulum keeps that process from occurring. Nearby stands two connected saxophones, which emit a sound every 15 minutes like a classic horological sentinel. “This is our town church bell,” Trimarchi explains. A massive slate of round Carrera marble represents time as a circular motion. The handless clock is comprised of two concentric…
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  • Video of the Day: “Interesting Ball” A Surreal Short Film Directed by DANIELS

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    This short film for Dazed’s Visionaries is perhaps the most absurd thing that Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have made together so far. The two directors, better known as Daniels, took over the entire Internet earlier this year with their video for Dj Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” (watch it here) and have made a name for themselves turning immature ideas into memorable videos. Watch their film “Interesting Ball” below. View the whole post: Video of the Day: “Interesting Ball” A Surreal Short Film Directed by DANIELS over on…
  • Giveaway: Earthling by Illustrator Aisha Franz

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    My friends at Drawn & Quarterly just sent me over a copy of illustrator Aisha Franz’s fantastic debut graphic novel, Earthling, and I get to give away another copy to one of you. If you’d like to snag the book tell me what the title of your debut graphic novel would be, in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner on November 14th. This is open to everyone in North America and the UK.   LEAVE A COMMENT  View the whole post: Giveaway: Earthling by Illustrator Aisha Franz over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Skateboarding in Helsinki Airport

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Finnish skateboarder turned photographer Arto Saari hosted a pretty unique invitational recently, giving skaters the opportunity to session Helsinki Airport. The video is definitely a promotion for the airport and airline involved, and they probably should have cut out 90% of the voiceover, but it’s still pretty cool. Somehow I don’t see this happening in any American airport any time soon. Watch “Match Made in HEL” below! View the whole post: Skateboarding in Helsinki Airport over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Kyle Metcalf

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    “Still Lifes” by Calgary-based illustrator Kyle Metcalf. More below. View the whole post: Kyle Metcalf over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Joel Daniel Phillips

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Charcoal and graphite drawings by artist Joel Daniel Phillips who lives and works in San Francisco. More below. View the whole post: Joel Daniel Phillips over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Salt Destroys Manhattan-Sized Croplands Every Week, UN Study Shows

    Beverley Mitchell
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    A new UN paper reveals that excess salt in the soil has destroyed 20 percent of all irrigated land worldwide — an area equal to the size of France. Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated cropland in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt. With the world population expected to hit nine to 10 billion people by 2050, obviously we can’t afford to be losing productive, arable land. Thankfully, the report also makes a number of recommendations for swift action to reverse the trend before it becomes too…
  • Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    The spirits are stirring, the days are getting shorter, and shadows are stretching across the land – which means it’s high time to get started on your DIY costume for Inhabitat’s 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest! To encourage you to ditch the cheesy costume shops and big box stores we’re giving away an amazing Vanmoof B6 bicycle (worth $848) with built-in lights to the creator of the best handmade costume. Halloween is just a few weeks away and our deadline is November 1st, so now’s the time to get cracking – and if you’re looking for inspiration,…
  • Monkey Magic Eco Art Raises Awareness of Environmental Issues in the Peruvian Amazon

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Peru’s region of Madre de Dios is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth–but the lush Amazonian area is under serious threat by deforestation and illegal gold mining. Although Peru is home to the second-largest amount of rainforest in the world, the rise of gold mining has devastated nearly 370,000 acres of the country’s Amazon. To raise awareness of these environmental issues and spark dialogue on how best to balance resource conservation with the economic needs of the community, the nonprofit Eco Art Installations created inspiring eco art from locally sourced leaves,…
  • Polished and Shiny: How the Giza Pyramids Looked When They Were First Built (VIDEO)

    Lidija Grozdanic
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    The crumbling stones of the Giza pyramids may be a sight familiar to most people, but the original look of these ancient structures was considerably different. In a recent short documentary made by the Smithsonian Channel Harvard University, Egyptologist Jacquelyn Williamson explains the way each of the stones was manually polished to create glistening outer shells of the famous pyramids. Read the rest of Polished and Shiny: How the Giza Pyramids Looked When They Were First Built (VIDEO) Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: ancient building techniques, ancient buildings,…
  • Win $200 in Prizes in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Kids Costume Contest!

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Know a kid with an awesome Halloween costume this year? Help them win fame, fortune and some goodies by submitting their amazing costume to the Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We want to see the most inventive, crafty, homemade, and green kids costumes of 2014 – and our lucky winners have a chance to score over $200 in prizes! The contest ends at 11:59EST on November 1st, so get your entries in – and if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out last year’s winners here! ENTER INHABITOTS’ GREEN HALLOWEEN CONTEST > Permalink | Add to |…
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  • How Do You Know?

    John Dickinson
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Aharon Rabinowitz @ABAOProductions and I received an excellent question from @mattbrushinski on Twitter this morning asking “How do you guys know what to add or not add to your projects to give it that extra push into awesome?” My short Twitter response was to say that it takes time and experience to know what to add or remove, but I felt that the question deserved more consideration.I’ve found over the years that the more I create, the less I have to think about what something needs to look “right” and the more I sense it.  And by right I don’t necessarily mean finished, as…
  • 87 Bounces

    John Dickinson
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    87 Bounces follows the journey of a runaway basketball across the globe and into outer space via famous scenes from various movies.
  • Mastering Materials 2 Out Now

    John Dickinson
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Mastering Materials 2 for Cinema 4D is out now and includes over 3 hours of training for the new Reflectance channel in Cinema 4D R16, with master trainer Tim Clapham. If you purchased Mastering Materials 1 (before November 3) email us here for a 50% discount code. There is also a Mastering Materials Bundle and Complete Learn Series Bundle available at great bundle prices.
  • The Trials and Tribulations Of Being A Skeleton

    John Dickinson
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Gentleman Scholar is back with another terrific spot. The Trials And Tribulations Of Being A Skeleton, a fun ode to Halloween, looks at one of its most iconic characters: the skeleton. Software used includes Maya, Z-Brush, After Effects, Nuke and Photoshop. (Warning: contains adult themes). Gentleman Scholar has some interesting concept imagery.
  • Text2Spreadsheet

    John Dickinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Text2Spreadsheet is a new After Effects script from Mamoworld that exports the text of an After Effects project to a spreadsheet and applies the modified spreadsheet back to the project in a single click. Perfect for text translation, client review and other text processing tasks. Learn More
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  • A peek at Sokkuan’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Sokkuan Tye‘s got a book out! It’s a self published 300-page publication about fashion … or  maybe not and it’s called “Sadako’s Unfashionable Fashion Diary – Not Really About Fashion.  “It is a collection of works traversing the fields of illustrations, photography, handcrafts, collage and writings around a quirky and misunderstood character called Sadako.” – Sokkuan told us. The diary is available in a limited edition of 500 copies and you can grab a copy at BooksActually, the little dröm store and supermama.
  • Spotted! Wu Yanrong

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Step into a world of tattoos and sea creatures with illustrator and graphic designer Wu Yanrong. Yanrong graduated with a BA in Communication Design from RMIT Melbourne back in December and counts Peter Pan, Spirited Away and Paprika as a source of inspiration. “刺身。 is an ongoing project tattooing seafood onto body parts. The word “刺身” (kanji for sashimi) means “pierced body” and bears a close resemblance to “刺青”, which means tattoo in Chinese.”
  • Project Plug: A Day with Her by Zann Lim

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Zann Lim is recent BA (Hons) Graphic communication from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a taste for pattern design. The freelance illustrator just unveiled her first lifestyle product on HAYSTAKT; a limited edition set of pillow covers, illustrated by herself, digitally printed and hand-sewn by a seamstress to uphold the quality of the product. To find out more about the project, visit Zann’s HAYSTAKT page.
  • Spotted! Elly Liyana Ruslan

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Animals, mystical landscapes and dreamy faces take you straight into the emotionally charged world of Bangkok-based illustrator Elly Liyana Ruslan. “My work is filled with various thoughts and dreams in fragmented pieces that portray different chapters of my life. The satisfaction I get from creating art is knowing that a part of me exists in the work. And if you look at them close enough, you’ll find my story …”
  • Spotted! Phyllicia Wang

    Michele Adriaens
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    I came across Phyllicia Wang‘s work on the ipa website and I was immediately drawn to her FUSE series, an exploration on the notion of fear where Phyllicia uses photography as a mirror, an introspective narrative … About the series: “The level of the mind’s manipulative capability is almost boundless, which could adversely affect a person’s ability to function. Sometimes fear can make you feel you are connected to reality only by a thin thread. Once the barrier (to sustain sanity) has been broken, the space of reality and the mental start to merge into one. The…
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    Cool Material

  • This Minimal Wood Wallet Even Has Space For Change

    Mike Newman
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    With so many apps and things you can do on your phone to save space in your wallet, it’s really time you pared down that Costanza-esque monstrosity in your back pocket. The Poquito Wood Wallet is a cleverly designed wallet that looks good and stores all your cash-related items. It holds up to 6 cards and some cash securely, but what really sets it apart from similar wallets is the grooved coin slot. Each of these machine-cut, hand-polished wallets comes ...
  • The Sound Stripp Lets You Hang Your Headphones and Save Desk Space

    Mike Newman
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    If your desk is cluttered, you’re going to get stressed out; when you get stressed out, you don’t work well; when you don’t work well, you get fired. Basically what we’re saying is, buy the Sound Stripp from WKRMN or lose your job. The little hook attaches to any clean flat surface—the side of your monitor would be ideal—and acts as a little holster for your headphones. It helps remove those bulky cans and their unattractive wire from your workspace so ...
  • STEAL: Up To 90% Off From Unionmade’s Archive Collection

    Ben Dahl
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    When the current “fashion season” is over, this year’s styles get liquidated at normally unheard of prices. For four days (until 11/2 at midnight), Unionmade is selling pieces out of their archives for up to 90% off. The selection is huge right now, but with brand names and prices like this everything will eventually sell out. Here are some of our favorites from the sale. If you want anything, jump on it before it’s gone. 1. Filson Elkhorn Jacket – ...
  • Wear This: Menswear Illustrator Sunflowerman

    Cool Material Guest
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Each week, we turn to one of our favorite style bloggers or men’s fashion insiders to put together a solid outfit. Vince Jacket – $359 The Royal Shoe – $20 Extreme Cutaway Polka – $44 The Winston Pack – $44 SevenFriday Micah’s Voice Watch – $1350 Ashland 5 Pocket Pant – $195 DG-3 Leather Driving Gloves – $150 Blue Checkers Knit Tie- $24 Sunflowerman creates Menswear Fine Art and Illustration with the magic of hand-painted watercolor illustrations. Including all things ...
  • Military Inspired Watches From Briston

    Ben Dahl
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Finding an affordable watch that’s made of high quality materials and capable of looking good year round is a difficult task. If you haven’t quite filled that niche in your collection yet, or you’re looking to expand, check out these military inspired offerings from French brand Briston. Using natural, hypoallergenic acetate (the same types you find in high-end eyewear frames) as the base, Briston creates 40mm x 40mm cases in a number of colors that are polished to an almost ...
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  • Social Fever to your Home Decor

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Social media is surely taking over the world! For all those internet addicts out there, Style Beans presents it’s Socio-Funk collections- a series of had painted cushion covers that take inspiration from the online world! These feature instantly-recognizable icons of Facebook, Twitter,You Tube, Pintrest and WhatsApp. The collection might be simple, but is quite unique […] The post Social Fever to your Home Decor appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Creative Small Kitchen Design Ideas

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    In a small kitchen, the reality is skimpy counter space, a cramped work triangle and precious little space for appliances. If you are not ready, or willing to knock down walls to create more space for your kitchen, you can do the next best thing: create the impression of a larger space with a few […] The post Creative Small Kitchen Design Ideas appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Home Designs With Colorful Cushions

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Textiles can change the entire feel of a room. This collection has a well-traveled look, and the colors are happy. A wild mix only works when there’s balance — pairs, and colors of equal intensity. Black anchors the other colors, and the throw makes it all cozier. A vibrant throw pillow can transform an entire […] The post Home Designs With Colorful Cushions appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Creative Bedrooms for Teenager That They Will Love

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    Creating a space for a teenager to go to sleep, study, and hang out can be a tall order. All teens are different — some never want to leave their rooms while others would rather be anywhere but home. All teens in the world are different each other some never want to leave their rooms […] The post Creative Bedrooms for Teenager That They Will Love appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Apple’s Design Brilliance

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, online services, and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod media player, the iPhone smartphone, and the iPad tablet computer. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, […] The post Apple’s Design Brilliance appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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  • stage one submissions. guggenheim helsinki design competition.

    Phil Patton
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    photo > city of helsinki media bank | image ©malcolm reading con- sultants The premise: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking a visionary design for a proposed Guggenheim museum in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. The shortlist for this open, two-stage competition will be announced on 2 December 2014. Following Stage Two, the winner will be announced in June 2015. [ stage one gallery ] [ guggenheim wants museum in south beach ] courtesy of helsinki city planning depart- ment courtesy of helsinki city planning depart- ment courtesy of guggenheim helsinki
  • design contest winner: fleurt chair by andrew jones.

    Phil Patton
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Despite its name, the Battery Conservancy is not an organization about electrical devices, but a public policy and park administrator in Manhattan. The Battery is the extreme southern point of Manhattan, long defended by a battery of cannons and now site of parks. That is why there is a battery chair, chosen after a publicly judged design competition. Its winner—top among five finalists—is the Fleurt chair by Andrew Jones, a Canadian designer. The chair takes its form from a flower, drilled with multiple lacey like holes to dry quickly after rain and painted several tones of blue: a…
  • amazing in motion/strobe.

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    third and most recent effort in a year-long series by lexus. finally ambitious enough to see how ‘strobe’ was made. the vitals / 50,000 LED lights, 40 engineers, 30 stuntmen and one hollywood costume designer. done the old fashioned way. amazing. costume designer > costume designer vin burnham director > adam berg technical director > adam wright [ amazing in motion ] [ behind the scenes ] [ sound cloud | running ]
  • zoë ryan: the future is not what it used to be. 2014 istanbul design biennial.

    Ron Kovach
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    zoë ryan | courtesy the art institute of chicago/ portrait by cynthia lynn Zoë Ryan is the John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design and Chair of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. I’ve been trying to catch her for almost four months to talk about the curator appointment of the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial coming up in October 2014. We talk following her break-out session with formlessfinder at Design Miami: [ff] won this year’s commission to build the entrance to the Design Miami pavilion. [DesignApplause] Zoë, have you had a…
  • design / 23 oct 2014 11a cst. wright.

    15 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    auction > 23 oct 2014 | 11a CST rare bowl chair | lina bo bardi | 1951 This October Wright presents an exciting selection of modern works by some of the 20th century’s most renowned designers including notable works by Alexander Girard, Paul Evans, Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass, to name a few. Single owner collections stand prominently in this auction with remarkable works from the design collection of the pioneering dealers, Full House and an exceptional group of ESUs by Charles and Ray Eames from the original owner. Finally, the sale features more than twenty lots designed by Tommi…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Glass Farmhouse Trompe L’oeil by MVRDV

    Collecting Design
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    This glass Farmhouse is located in the town of Schijndel, Netherlands. The trompe l’oeil exterior is printed glass with the motive of a typical local farm; 1,6 times larger than life. Architecture agency MVRDV in collaboration with Frank van der Salm, who photographed all the remaining traditional farms, and from these composed an image of the 'typical farm'. read more
  • Snap-Together Vacation Home by Facit Homes

    Collecting Design
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    London-based Facit Homes designed this vacation house for a family in Copenhagen. To replace their clients’ rundown holiday lodge, the firm’s Danish partners Frederik Agdrup & Nicholas Bjørndal fabricated wood parts that you can quickly snap together by hand — the house was up in just six weeks. read more
  • Donald Judd's Home & Studio

    Collecting Design
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    Donald Judd‘s idea of art that art should be installed permanently comes into reality with the opening of home & studio on 101 Spring Street in New York. read more
  • The Jane Antwerp by Piet Boon

    Collecting Design
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    Award-winning design practice Piet Boon took over this chapel which was a former military hospital, in a mythical part of Antwerp, and chose to restore only the highly necessary in the chapel to preserve the rest. read more
  • Polar Light by Arturo Erbsman

    Collecting Design
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    Arturo Erbsman, graduated from ENSAD- Ecole des Arts Déco- lives and works in Paris, France. Water, fire, wind, light, gravity, temperature, are his working tools. Erbsman works with natural phenomenons and try to create links between manufactured objects and the four elements of Nature. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • The Bakery

    Carole Guevin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    The Bakery design studio work in different media with clients worldwide. They are young, but experienced. They sharpened their teeth at renowned London studios & Moscow agencies. Their portfolio speaks for itself.
  • Stereohype is 10

    Carole Guevin
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Stereohype 2004-2014 – anniversary exhibition / curation and design. _______ 10 years, 1,000 button badges, over 300 contributors, 1 exhibition, 10 specially commissioned posters (together with badge), 1 party squirrel, 1 exhibition catalogue. _______ Custom Perspex Frame Specs. Size: 100cm × 100cm (39.7” × 39.7”) Featuring the first 1,000 button badges from Stereohype’s growing collection – arranged in random order. Each circular composition is unique and will never be replicated. Edition: 10 _______ On-going: London College of Communication – exhibit…
  • NoFo revisited

    Carole Guevin
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Non-Format revisited. _______ Despite their world reknown reputation for expressive imagery and custom typography – they put forward a firm conviction that each and every design solutions balance the desire to connect with individuals on an emotional level and effective communication. Always surprised by their imagination and excellence of production.
  • Apparel paradise

    Carole Guevin
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    What are you wearing today? Ugmonk! Imagined by Jeff Sheldon. Kept as a family affair. Cool apparel for every day wear. For she. For him. For both. _______ No meta business plan behind the apparel label – with the help of the internet and social media the reach of word-of-mouth is truly global. Products have now been shipped to customers in over 62 countries. Well done!
  • Big Appetites

    Carole Guevin
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, commercial and editorial photographer. He is best known for his ‘Big Appetites’ photographs series, in which tiny, detailed human figurines pose in real food environments. _______ His work has been featured in over 100 countries and counting. A book / e-books / prints and cards are available for purchase. Wanna learn more? View this video interview by CBS News. _______ Some of my favorites.
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  • A Japanese Lighting Company Embraces the Dark Side

    Margot Guralnick
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Japanese designer Kenichi Kandatsu would like to cast his country in a softer, kinder light. At Flame, his lighting company in rural Ashiya, Japan, he's helping to make that happen by presenting his poetic lamps in settings that are moody to the max. N.B.: Flame's lights are sold at a number of design stores in Japan, but they are hard to come by outside the country. We consider them inspiration for projects we plan to undertake on our own. Photography by Shinsaku Kato. Above: Many of Flame's lights are inspired by European classics, such as this clear glass pendant design. The company is…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan

    Remodelista Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A Zen Halloween? Allow Gardenista to show you the way. This week, as we've been celebrating Japanese interiors, the Gardenista team has been all about bonsai and bamboo (and pumpkins, too). Above: Ofuro means "soaking tub" in Japanese, or "if only we had this our lives would be perfect," says Michelle. Take a look at 12 Serene Japanese Baths, forest views included. Above: Ready to talk to miniature trees? Meredith gets the low-down on bonsai for beginners in Ask the Expert, and Cheryl presents a DIY No-Fuss Bonsai. Had in mind something a bit bigger? See 10 Garden…
  • Global Spin: A Charming New Take on the Paper Lantern

    Sarah Lonsdale
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Isamu Noguchi was the first to bring us a modern take on the Japanese paper lantern; his Akari lights have been a mainstay of the lighting scene since the 1950s (and a personal favorite). Spotted recently at Lost & Found, in LA: a charming update of the form with brightly printed fabric used in lieu of paper.  N.B. If you would like to get your hands on one, Lost & Found owner Jamie Rosenthal will be selling them at our upcoming Remodelista Holiday Market in LA (if they don't sell out beforehand). Above: An orange-printed design (see it lit, below). The lanterns are in the…
  • Lofty Aspirations in a Small House

    Christine Chang Hanway
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Scenario: A Japanese couple buys a plot of land in the middle of a persimmon (kaki) orchard near the city of Yokkaichi, Japan, where they aspire to build a single-level family house with tall ceilings and wide-open, loft-like spaces that take advantage of the views of the surrounding orchard. The Challenge: The couple's architect, Keiichi Kiriyama of the Ogaki-based Airhouse Design, has only 1,400 square feet to work with, due to zoning requirements. This means he needs to meet the varied programmatic requirements that come from family living—three bedrooms, a guest room, a library, a…
  • Before and After: A Charred Wood Cottage, on a $45K Budget

    Michelle Slatalla
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    On the coast of Brittany, architects Lucie Niney and Thibault Marca of Paris-based NeM Architectes discovered "a vacation home frozen in time." The challenge was to add a bedroom without sacrificing any of the quaint atmosphere. The solution? They designed a mirror image—an even tinier replica—and connected the two buildings with a small walkway. To create a mirror image effect, the architects wanted to complement the existing white cottage with a dark addition. (Black is a color often seen on the foggy Brittany coast, where nearby oyster huts are frequently coated with a black paint…
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in San Francisco through a New Approach to Social Impact R&D

    Denise Gershbein, Stephanie Meier Lewis, Diny Huang
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for the wealth of Silicon Valley, yet at least 1 in 5 Bay Area residents live in poverty. With housing prices rising 18% since last year, more of the population is struggling to survive than before. Poverty in the Bay Area is getting worse, not better. Tipping Point Community, a San Francisco Bay Area grant-making organization, screens nonprofits rigorously to find, fund and partner with the most effective groups helping low-income people achieve self-sufficiency. They focus their funding in four key areas: Education, Employment, Wellness, and Housing.
  • When Objects Talk Back

    Azure Yang and Simone Rebaudengo
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Control Dilemma We expect a lot from something that is labeled as smart. But as smart as a product could be, data analysis and sensing is not enough to design a fully trustworthy experience. By relying on a product’s smartness, we tend to hide complexity. And by focusing on connectedness we outsource all controls to remote applications. Soon we might find ourselves with objects around our homes that prevent us from making choices, that might awkwardly deny any manual control and behave in a way that is not really understandable to us. At this point, who is actually in control?
  • 30 Weeks: How Are the Future Founders Doing?

    Kevin Rogers, Alessandra Lariu, and Geoffrey Schwartz
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    frog just wrapped our second week as Resident curators for the first module of 30 Weeks, a program focused on turning designers into founders, and we have exciting progress to report. The first week of the module was focused on identifying potential unmet needs in the market to help shape opportunities to design for. This past week was focused on user research and user validation as part of product development, with frog continuing to help students iterate on their ideas, as well as running a three-hour workshop on User Research fundamentals. Turi McKinley, one of frog’s global…
  • Strategy as a Creative Act – Making Space for Radical Ideas

    Timothy Morey
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sometimes I envision this scenario: a meeting room at Google a few years back and someone raising their hand during a brainstorming session to say “I think we should take photographs of every street in the world.”  I can imagine the initial reactions of others in the room, particularly smart, rational, MBA-trained strategists who would instantly see the problems with this idea.  How on earth does that fit with search?  We would need a fleet of cars with cameras and a large labor force to drive them!  How would this create value anyway?  Won’t the…
  • frog Helps Transform Designers into Founders

    Alessandra Lariu, Geoffrey Schwartz, Kevin Rogers
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    A new study by The Design Management Institute and Motiv Strategies found that over the last 10 years, design-led companies have maintained significant stock market advantage, outperforming the S&P by an extraordinary 228%. If design plays such a big part in a company’s success, how come there are very few designer founders? That’s about to change. frog has been invited to participate in 30 weeks, a program supported by Google and Hyper Island that aims to give designers the skills they need to be effective startup entrepreneurs. Designers will spend 30 weeks with 10 different…
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    OutNext - Passionately Curious

  • For a Happy Home Take Mail Order Pride

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    It was William Morris - the grandfather of interior design - who said that you should have nothing in your house that isn’t either beautiful or useful. Things have moved on since old Bill’s day, and a simpler logic is now trending: you just shouldn’t have anything in your house that isn’t #beautiful - end of. Modern manufacturing means that even the most dully practical parts of our homes can now be made stylish and attractive. From toilet seats to kitchen taps, there is no excuse not to make your home a shrine to good design. Mail order Magic That devotion to style is also made…
  • Beautiful Shower Design

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Your shower is, at the most basic level, a simply practical item. It is there to quickly and conveniently get you clean, with the minimum of fuss and water wastage. The thing is, if you are anything like me, then you will want to make anything in your home – functional or not – look as good as possible, in order to reflect your own personal design ethos. One thing I did recently was to give my bathroom a going over, and as part of that I revamped my shower to make it look far more clean and modern. Here are three things I did to help achieve that. Frameless Enclosure I wanted to promote a…
  • A guide to Whistler Blackcomb

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    18 Dec 2013 | 5:15 pm
    If you’re a passionate skier in search of a new destination, then you’d be hard pushed to find a resort to match the size, choice and luxury of Whistler Blackcomb.  Located in British Columbia, Canada -  around 125 kilometres north of Vancouver – Whistler Blackcomb occupies the position of being the largest ski resort in North America, attracting more the two million visitors every year. Here’s your guide to visiting this world-class resort. How to get thereIf you’re flying into Canada, head for the city of Vancouver. Served by a host of international carriers, this is…
  • The Best Tech For Creative Professionals

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    13 Dec 2013 | 11:56 am
    Photographers, graphic designers and video editors all have one thing in common: they need access to the most advanced technology to achieve their goals. Sadly, this doesn’t come cheap, and a lot of this equipment requires very careful consideration before a purchase is made. If you’re an independent professional and have been making do with outdated tech for too long, there’s no better time than Christmas to treat yourself to an upgrade. Here are just three products we think you’ll appreciate.Canon EOS 6D digital SLR cameraFor the photographer, we have the incredibly powerful and…
  • Top Cameras For Christmas

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    10 Dec 2013 | 9:40 pm
    It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us; as are long wish lists and stressful shopping trips. If you have a budding photographer in the family, or just fancy a new piece of tech to play with, this list of the top three cameras should provide a good starting point.Canon EOS 600DInitially reserved for only the most professional photographers, digital SLR cameras have managed to find their way into the hands of the mainstream. They are no longer overly complicated and difficult to operate. The Canon EOS 600D, available from Ebuyer, is an excellent introduction to high-quality…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • Reinventing the Rules of Logo Design

    Ben Johnson
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Sometimes the only difference between the success and failure of the business is a memorable logo which straightaway wins the hearts and minds of the consumers and a poor logo which fails to give away any impact whatsoever. A snappy logo is the one which businesses want to connect with the target customers strongly and  [ Read More ]
  • How custom web design benefits your business

    Ben Johnson
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    Competition and challenging environment is the push that keeps the business going and running effectively. It is a core part of the industry and business world. Before technological advancement, the intensity of global competition was not as high as it is now. Technological development made our lives easy with innovative ideas and thoughts for industries  [ Read More ]
  • Why Bigger Isn’t Better for a Logo Design

    Ben Johnson
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Generally we tend to believe that bigger images or designs are always better. Whatever looks bold of an intrinsic value, will punch more or get you more viewership. But that’s not how it works in the logo design industry, especially if we are talking about such symbols that are designed for mobile applications. You should  [ Read More ]
  • How to choose a professional website maker for your website

    Ben Johnson
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Success comes to those projects which are professionally executed and well-planned. The thought process or the planning process, along with the execution phase must be synchronized to deliver 100% in the project. Some ideas, though, look good on paper but fail when they are executed for the business. This is because these ideas haven’t been  [ Read More ]
  • Significant role of effective coordination between logo maker and the client

    Ben Johnson
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    Every project needs strong coordination and effective communication to fulfill the goal. Effective communication strengthens the chances of project success. Project planning on one side, but its proper execution is totally dependent on coordination. For your logo project, you need to look beyond your individual interests and coordinate with the logo maker to get the  [ Read More ]
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • Dracula Halloween Donuts

    Amy Locurto
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Halloween is here! We are gearing up for the big day at my house and I’m excited to show you these adorable no bake Dracula Halloween Donuts that you can make in about 5 minutes! How cute are these? Mandi, an awesome creative mom and someone I’m very excited to have join the Living Locurto Team, made these for her kids, and I couldn’t wait to show you! She found the idea on Pinterest by She Knows and then made a version for herself with even more blood:-)  I thought they were the perfect Halloween treat to share on Living Creative Thursday! Want to make these? Just…
  • Favorite Tools for Blogging

    Amy Locurto
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Blogging is not just about writing and creating content, there is a lot of behind the scenes business that makes it all happen. Throughout the six years that I’ve been blogging, many people have asked what services and tools I recommend. Finally, I wrote a post about the tools I use the most for both of my blogs. Not a blogger? You are more than welcome to share this post with friends who might be interested in blogging or owning an online business. These tools and tips are not the only good options, just what I use for my business and feel comfortable recommending to you.
  • Homemade Halloween Biscuits

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Make a special breakfast this week to celebrate Halloween with this delicious Homemade Halloween Biscuits Recipe by Divian Conner. I love how easy they are to make. Enjoy! ~ Amy Halloween is just a few days away and I am somewhat late to the party. The good thing about this easy biscuit recipe is that it can be incorporated on any given holiday. It is so simple to make and kids will love them! (more…)
  • DIY Gold Fall Holiday Ribbon Wreath Craft

    Amy Locurto
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    I’m loving gold decor for the holiday season as it goes well for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Today, we’re sharing a simple DIY Fall Ribbon Wreath you can easily make yourself. Craft the gold base of the wreath, then all you have to do is change out your decor to match the season! You will have a beautiful gold wreath in no time that looks like something you would buy in a fancy boutique. (more…)
  • Fall Fun Money Giveaway!

    Amy Locurto
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    It’s giveaway time! Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the pretty weather, beautiful changing leaves and enjoying the season with my family and friends. I’m sure you do too! It would be nice to have a little extra cash to help with that right? This week, I’m thanking you lovely readers of Living Locurto with a giveaway of $50 for you to do something fun this fall! Go out to dinner, visit a pumpkin patch, see a movie, stock up on fall craft supplies, shop for winter school clothes… whatever suits your fancy! And really… who doesn’t love…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Turnstone’s Bivi Collection Is Changing the Way Companies Look At Growth

    Sarah Weiner
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    For many large corporate companies, the ability to adapt is crucial. With constant fluctuations in labor, companies are forced to quickly and efficiently accommodate the growing number of employees. However, this growth can cause chaos and disruption in an office. Simply put, many offices don’t have the space or adequate numbers of desks (it’s a... View full post > Related posts: How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work How to Style the Turnstone Bivi Desk Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you…
  • Scarlett Lillian’s Glamourous Pink Home Office

    Sarah Weiner
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: I’m an ultimate girly girl and I wanted my work space to reflect that.  There’s lots of pink, glam, animal print, furry pillows and sparkle!  I’m always an out of the box thinker, so I included a lot of my favorite things as decor, such as an old fluffy Betsey Johnson... View full post > Related posts: Pop’s of Pink + Feminine Chic-Shannon Claire’s Home Office Space Working Girl’s Bubblegum Pink, Gum Drop Chic Home Office Bliss at Home’s TO DIE FOR Home Office!
  • Faux-abulous: Incorporating Faux Fur into Your Workspace

    Sarah Weiner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Faux Fur can be a hit or miss for most people. Incorporating it into your design may seem like a challenge, but it’s worth it. Whether you choose a subtle shag rug or a bold leopard print, your space will look so chic with the addition of a playful texture. Since I’m anti-fur, there are a ton of... View full post > Related posts: Metal at Work: Incorporating the metal trend into your workspace High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this clear + mirrored workspace High-Low Workspace—Get the look of this clean-lined workspace
  • Jacquelyn Clark’s Simply Chic Home Office {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: I use the term office loosely as it’s really just a small corner of our condo. But it’s my corner, and I love every last inch. We’re lucky in that our condo faces south, which means that it’s flooded with light all day long. It makes toiling away at my desk... View full post > Related posts: Daria’s Simply Chic Home Office Remix Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Tim Mosher’s Masculine Chic Home Office Space {Office Tour}
  • Transformation Series: Making Our Walls Pop With Custom Prints From

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Just when we thought that the WORK. office space couldn’t look any better, proved us wrong. We are in LOVE with our new custom prints. Transforming the accent wall of the space, these prints make our workspace come to life. I can’t help but admit that I get a little excited every time I... View full post > Related posts: Say “Hello” to our newest prints! Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect Office Transformation Series: Raising The Roof With Ceilume
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    Naldz Graphics

  • Amazing Law Firm Logos Designers Should See

    Ebrian Acebedo
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Logos is one important thing that every business establishment must not take for granted. These logos bring the company’s identity and its reputation. One look of the logos and the people recognizes the company or any business it represents. With that, it is important to have a logo design that will bring the right message to the people about your company. Today, we will be showing to you a collection of creative law firm logo designs that you can browse for inspiration and maybe get fresh ideas that you can use for your next design. Scroll down and check them The post Amazing Law Firm…
  • 20+ Examples Of Scary Halloween Makeup Ideas You Should See

    Joan Mae Maguale
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    It’s time again for the holiday of scare and treat. It is the time where we go to trick or treat and Halloween parties with our friends. In this occasion, the scarier or creepier you look, the better. To help you get the awesome look that you need, we have collected amazing Halloween Make-up ideas that you can check and do this season. There are times that wearing complicated costumes and masks make it hard for us to move and hinder our enjoyment. One alternative to this is doing make-ups. Less complicated but still effective in giving the scare. Scroll The post 20+ Examples Of Scary…
  • Impressive Hot Foil Stamped Business Cards You Should See

    Ebrian Acebedo
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    It’s almost a basic thing to know how necessary a Business card can be to businessmen, entrepreneurs, and others as it represents these people and their business or company. As small and simple as they may look, they are very effective tools that can help your customers remember you and even better – consider dealing with your business when the time comes. The challenge in business cards is making them even more efficient by using colorful designs and uncommon materials such as wood so that they will look more attractive and avoiding mistakes. One thing to do this is by The post…
  • Enchanting Hand-Cut Paper Silhouettes In Various Sceneries

    Christie Ann
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Art is mostly demonstrated on one of the versatile materials found on earth – Paper. Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp from woods, rags, grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. In the world of art, papers are used to make designs, just like in paper cutting. This art has developed distinctly all over the world to blend into different cultural styles. Today we feature two Ukrainian artists, Dmytro and Iuliia, who greatly love creativity and handmade items, together they have created “DreamPapercut”. Their craft is making…
  • Free Sketchy Outlined Fonts To Help You Have Cool Typography

    Mickey Javier
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Fonts have a significant role in adding the right taste of design to any projects that includes letters and words. That is why it is highly advisable for designers, if not necessary, to have as much font styles as possible to become more flexible and creative to your projects. Have a chance to add some cool fonts today as we have gathered some styles that you may want to take hold of. Today we have a collection of Free Sketchy Outlined Fonts that you can download for free. This collection includes cool outlined fonts that have extra sketchy effect that The post Free Sketchy Outlined Fonts To…
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  • Material Design Implementation Clarification

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    There is still some discrepancies between the Guidelines, Checklists and the actual Google Apps, but these slideshow helps close a couple of gaps – especially in the typography realm. Check it out. #link #materialdesign #fixed Originally shared by +Chris Banes Papercraft: Material design + Implementation Here are the slides to the talk Nick Butcher and I just gave at droidcon London.                In Album Papercraft: Material design + Implementation
  • Ever wondered about script fonts and their usage in Logos – here is some thoughts by Dan Cederholm from Dribbble

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Tales from the Script – Dribbble BlogShow and tell for designers.
  • Google Analytics integration Demo Site

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    Want to build a dashboard for all your Websites running Google Analytics? Want to embed some stat in a online report for your CEO – I think here you can find the right examples. #link #Google #googleanalytics Originally shared by +Google Analytics Discover the Google Analytics Platform We've just launched a brand new site to showcase many of our most popular Google Analytics demo and tools. The entire site is open sourced, uses public APIs, and is available on GitHub. Check it out and let us know what you think at:  
  • That's interesting — see how many keepers the prodigy photographers of Magnum got ;) and see between the shoots

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    CO Berlin Amerika Haus – CO Berlin Amerika HausC/O Berlin präsentiert vom 31. Oktober 2014 bis 18. Januar 2015 die Ausstellung Magnum . Contact Sheets.
  • Most Popular Google Play App Categories 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    This is not your standard chart based on app numbers per categories. This chart is based on data from 342.000 Apps isntalled on over 100.000 Devices recorded from April-October 2014. This gives a better overview on what on how popular a category is with smartphone users – not just how popular it is with developers. If you go by lists from Appbrain or App Annie you might think that Business, Photography and Social are hot categories … but they are not or even worse, they have plenty of downloads, but only from  a few apps. Trying to push an app in these categories might be…
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    Rames Studios

  • iPhone 6 Plus Review

    3 Oct 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Hey all!As you all already know, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was officially launched not long ago. Usually like everyone else in order to own one, we got to wait until our telco announce the launch but thats not the case for me this time! :) I managed to get hold of the newiPhone 6 Plus Silver 128GB via Singapore.I've used iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and now the iPhone 6 Plus. My first impression? It's Big. Bigger than I thought it would be but I love it! :)Here's the reason why :Design & HardwareIt's very slim, weight just 172 grams (No, I didn't try to bend the phone). It's nice to…
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 review

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    OK, First of all I’ve never thought I’ll be using other phones than iPhone (I’am still No.1 Apple Fan boy!). Probably the reason why I like this phone Xiaomi Mi 3  is because of the user interface which looks (EXACTLY) like iOS on iPhone. Last year I’ve got the chance to use Android (HTC One) for the very first time for a month because I gotta send my iPhone for service. Seriously, it’s the worst phone ever. It lags a lot & camera quality sucks (how can someone use 4MP on a smartphone?!).But Xiaomi is totally different. Here’s the reason why :-PriceFor a smartphone, the…
  • Haircut at Restyle+ by A Cut Above

    4 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    A week ago, I went to Restyle+ (Located at NU Sentral, beside KL Sentral) for a haircut. Why that saloon? Just to try out their organic products since I've been hearing my friends were talking about it and the outcome after using those products was impressive. Leroy Thong was my hairstylist that day. Pretty cool dude! We talked about many stuff and how he admires my hair (He's attracted to the texture of my hair, ahah!).While chit-chatting, he cuts my hair and ready to color it (I have abit of white hair near to the neck :P). Now, this is the best part. Everytime I color my hair, I kinda hate…
  • Congratulations! Welcome to Dribbble

    15 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    One word! Tough. I took me quite a while to select some of the best works from the total submissions for the dribbble invites. I suppose to giveaway only 2 but the due to the amount of amazing work I've receieved, I've no choice then giveaway another 2 dribbble account which I planned to giveaway next month. Thank you such to those who've submitted your artwork. It's all awesome but I can only pick the best out of all based on details, effort, attractive and creative. Here are the 4 lucky bunch of artists who won the invites. Congrats once again.PS: I'll be contacting the winners by email.
  • Rames Studios Brand New Blog Design Launched : 'The Survivor'

    3 Mar 2013 | 4:05 am
    Hi all,Here's my brand new blog skin design - 'The Survivor'.Today is 3rd March (2 days away from my birthday :D) I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU ALL for visiting my blog everyday, just to see what's new from me :D. Appreciate all your feedback and comments. Hope my photos and manipulation artwork inspired you guys in some ways ahahh.  Thank you so much once again and do keep on visiting =)
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    The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

  • Colin Pennock

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Interview Colin Pennock by Lucy Feagins, Editor Queensland based artist Colin Pennock was born in Northern Ireland, where he joined the police at 17, but soon navigated a more creative course in life.  After years spent working as a commercial artist and illustrator in New York, Colin’s outlook changed profoundly after the 9/11 attacks. He made a conscious decision to leave New York and focus on painting once more. Colin moved to Australia, where he had spent some childhood years with his family, and set up an idyllic home and studio in the lush Noosa hinterland. His latest…
  • The Garnhams of Jardan

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Family Portrait The Garnhams of Jardan by Lucy Feagins, Editor Melbourne based furniture manufacturer Jardan started in 1987, and was taken over by the Garnham family in 1997.  At that time it had only 8 employees, but under the direction of the creative and entrepreneurial Garnham brothers, the business soon grew, and now employs over 100 people, with showrooms in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  They still make all their furniture right here in Melbourne, to stringent environmental standards.  Jardan are one of the most impressive local family run businesses we know, and we’re…
  • Matt and Lentil Purbrick

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Australian Homes Matt and Lentil Purbrick by Lucy Feagins, Editor On Monday, Georgina introduced us to Matt and Lentil Purbrick of Grown and Gathered, and we shared pics of their bountiful farm and gardens in Tabilk, central Victoria. TODAY, as promised, we’re back with a tour of their beautiful country home.  Matt and Lentil live simply, surrounded by treasured pieces they’ve salvaged or traded.  Their home, and their lifestyle, is a study in simplicity and restraint. And it’s perfect. The country home of Matt and Lentil Purbrick of Grown and Gathered.  Above…
  • Pork and Cabbage Gyoza

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Tasty Tuesday Pork and Cabbage Gyoza Julia Busuttil Nishimura & Nori Nishimura Basically, we just wish Julia Busuttil Nishimura & Nori Nishimura could be our Tasty Tuesday contributors EVERY month.  They have been so delightful to work with.  Sadly, though, today we have to say goodbye to these two culinary superstars, and thank them for a brilliant month of inspired Japanese recipe ideas.  They’re ending the month with a much loved favourite – Gyoza! Pork and cabbage gyoza.  Arita Japan Palace Plate from Minami.  Recipe – Julia Busuttil Nishimura &…
  • Beci Orpin · Make and Do

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Shopping Beci Orpin · Make and Do by Lucy Feagins, Editor We do love a multi-talented, multi-tasking talented local creative, and designer / illustrator / author Beci Orpin is one of the most productive we know.  In fact, we’re beginning to wonder if she is living in some kind of alternate reality where time can be paused for productivity, because her creative output really defies belief! Beci’s latest book is her third in two years (!!), it’s called Make and Do, and it officially launches this week! ‘Make and Do‘, the brand new book by Melbourne designer Beci…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Material Design Implementation Clarification

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    There is still some discrepancies between the Guidelines, Checklists and the actual Google Apps, but these slideshow helps close a couple of gaps – especially in the typography realm. Check it out. #link #materialdesign #fixed Originally shared by +Chris Banes Papercraft: Material design + Implementation Here are the slides to the talk Nick Butcher and I just gave at droidcon London.                In Album Papercraft: Material design + Implementation
  • Ever wondered about script fonts and their usage in Logos – here is some thoughts by Dan Cederholm from Dribbble

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Tales from the Script – Dribbble BlogShow and tell for designers.
  • Google Analytics integration Demo Site

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    Want to build a dashboard for all your Websites running Google Analytics? Want to embed some stat in a online report for your CEO – I think here you can find the right examples. #link #Google #googleanalytics Originally shared by +Google Analytics Discover the Google Analytics Platform We've just launched a brand new site to showcase many of our most popular Google Analytics demo and tools. The entire site is open sourced, uses public APIs, and is available on GitHub. Check it out and let us know what you think at:  
  • That's interesting — see how many keepers the prodigy photographers of Magnum got ;) and see between the shoots

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    CO Berlin Amerika Haus – CO Berlin Amerika HausC/O Berlin präsentiert vom 31. Oktober 2014 bis 18. Januar 2015 die Ausstellung Magnum . Contact Sheets.
  • Most Popular Google Play App Categories 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    This is not your standard chart based on app numbers per categories. This chart is based on data from 342.000 Apps isntalled on over 100.000 Devices recorded from April-October 2014. This gives a better overview on what on how popular a category is with smartphone users – not just how popular it is with developers. If you go by lists from Appbrain or App Annie you might think that Business, Photography and Social are hot categories … but they are not or even worse, they have plenty of downloads, but only from  a few apps. Trying to push an app in these categories might be…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Reachin’ for Myeloma UK

    David Airey
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    Ben Vincent of London-based studio Karoshi got in touch to share some excellent work for Reachin’, a regular fundraising event for Myeloma UK. The purpose of the event is to engage a younger demographic while raising awareness about myeloma — a cancer arising from plasma cells that are made in the bone marrow. “Launched and hosted at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, our new identity drew inspiration from the venue architecture by David Chipperfield. The building’s distinctive construction, featuring clerestory windows, mono pitched roofs and glass façades, informed an evolving…
  • Design Matters: Tom Geismar

    David Airey
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This month’s episode of Design Matters is with Tom Geismar. “All a logo does is represent whatever the entity is, and peoples’ feelings about it are completely determined by their experiences with that entity. One test we often do is to say, ‘Who do you think has a good logo?’ And inevitably people say Apple and Nike and ones they think highly of. No one will ever say Enron. Paul Rand designed Enron’s logo and it really was very good but no one would ever say that because their feelings are too much affected by the history. So it’s not the logos’ design, it…
  • Elisa redesign, by Grow

    David Airey
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    Finnish telecommunications firm Elisa has a new look. “We are in a time when strategies must be fluid and agility is mandatory. This is definitely a challenge – but a good one. It’s also the reason why we wanted to rebrand and communicate what we offer in a clear, understandable way.” Old logo You don’t need me to tell you how much of an improvement the new wordmark is. Designed by Grow, headquartered in Stockholm. Elisa press release. Via The Branding Source.
  • Oregon Scout Badges

    David Airey
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    Here’s a small side project I like, one you could apply to nature in your area — parks, forests, lakes, reserves… “It’s a personal challenge, to step away from the work desk every once in awhile and go exploring this great state — but then to bring back and distill a little bit of the great outdoors into the design world.” Oregon Scout Badges, by designer and illustrator Kevin M. Fitzgerald. Via Quipsologies. It reminds me of Nicole Meyer’s Branding 10,000 Lakes, except this one keeps the same illustrative style, muted palette, “State Park”…
  • A failure to acknowledge work as work

    David Airey
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I just read an article that isn’t related specifically to logos, but it’s one of the better collections of words in favour of saying no when for-profit companies ask for free work. “This isn’t just about unpaid labor. One reason people, especially young people with creative aspirations, work for free is to form valuable relationships that will push their careers forward. But you can’t form a valuable relationship with a rich person who can afford to but won’t pay you a reasonable wage, because your entire relationship with that rich person is based on their failure to…
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  • How to make a Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I know what I am making this weekend: Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin.
  • ♥ / Stated Magazine

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A big thank you to Stated Magazine for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed. Stated Magazine. Tell us what you think! We’ve covered breakout artists in every imaginable discipline, done some long-form and short-form interviews, articles and videos, and had fun in the process. But we’ve decided it’s time to seek the guidance of some advisors. And that’s where YOU come in! Please visit, subscribe, and email us your thoughts on what you like or don’t like about our website. It’s a passion project for all involved and we would love your feedback. (Interested in…
  • Painting with Fire

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Artist Steve Pazuk paints with fire. This is stunning.
  • Planet

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    All images on this site were taken on board the International Space Station, which completes an orbit of the Earth in 93 minutes at an altitude of around 400 km and an average speed of 28,000 km/h. Stunning. Scroll! Scroll! Scroll!
  • Clever Bike Rack

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    This clever bike rack made me chuckle. Definitely brings the point across.
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  • Vienna's Steirereck

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Chef-owner Heinz Reitbauer is a member of the Reitbauer family that operates the famous Steirereck restaurant and the Meierei café beneath it in Vienna, and the Pogush Country Inn in Styria, in the southeast of Austria. His family’s latest contribution to the Austrian culinary excellence is the complete and spectacular renovation of Steirereck that consistently places among the top of the world’s 50 best restaurants list. In 2005, the Reitbauers moved Steirereck from its home of 35 years in Weißgerbe Lände to Vienna, and took up the former Milchhauspavilion, an…
  • Shop Cool Shop Global From Our Online Store

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Macbook Laptop Sleeve Geo Stands - set of 3 King Henry - The Egg Cup Unisex Watches - $129 Koo Koo Letterbox  
  • Denim Design Studio in Istanbul, Turkey

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We love the underground feel of this design and research studio created by Zemberek Tasarim  for Vigoss Jeans . The 250 square-meter (2691 sq.ft.) studio opened this past summer and is part of the 8,000 square meter (86,111 sq.ft) Vigoss/Bulur production and warehousing facilities located in Güneşli Kavşağı, an industrial area about 30 kilometers form the center of Istanbul, Turkey. Zemberek created a fabulously functional working space for the designers and other team members who needed large flat surfaces to spread out the products, materials and accessories; easy access to…
  • Artists Reconstruct The Berlin Wall With Lights

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New and old Berliners, together with the entire world, will take to the streets on November 9, the global 25th Anniversary celebration of the Fall of the Wall in 1989. The city, its citizens and friends will participate in the joyous events that commemorate the Peaceful Revolution. Among the key projects are the web portal Fall of the Wall 25 where everyone is welcome to post their memories, opinions and thoughts about the world-changing event. Another project is a concept called Lichtgrenze by artists Christopher and Marc Bauder. It is a row of 8,000 white luminous balloons creating a…
  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our most recent artistic pick is Milan-based, London-educated artist and sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini. There is something strangely intriguing and mesmerizing about her chicken-wire sculptures. Trying to put our finger on it, we came up with more than a few explanations why we love these so much. One appealing aspect is that they look somehow unfinished and raw. The wire frame is usually the part of a sculpture we do not see. It is not the final product. And yet, these airy and lightweight pieces seem to lack nothing at all. They are very much finished and completed. And the lightness…
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    Lovely Package

  • Celler Cairats

    Lovely Package
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Designed by Dorian | Country: Spain | Pair with: Persol “Celler Cairats is a young catalan winery that started in 2010. Their vineyards are located in Darmós y Els Guiamets, two villages in the region of Priorat that treasure centuries of tradition in vine growing. The image created for their two wines has focused on highlighting the young nature of the winery, representing the rural environment that surrounds the winery and vineyards in very fresh and attractive way.” - occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • 450 North Brewing Company

    Lovely Package
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Designed by CODO Design | Country: United States | Pair with: Miansai “We first met Dave and his sons back in 2012 when we helped to brand 450 North Brewing Co. That first project was foundational, ending with a visual identity system. Earlier this year, we were excited when Dave called to have us design packaging for their 4 house beers; Scarecrow IPA, Copperhead Amber, Ironman English Ale, and Honey Kölsch. We got to dig back into the same Indiana farm aesthetics we explored initially and developed a fun package design system that they can grow into as they continue adding…
  • Gaea Fruit Bars

    Lovely Package
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece “The riefing (in brief): We would like to renew packaging for our fruit bars in order to claim a better position in the market. The target consumer: Modern consumers in the international market. Mostly young to adults, busy and health conscious people. The design: We studied the relevant market carefully and discovered that fruit bar packaging is dominated by the same aesthetic: small surfaces busy with information, colors and naturalistic details to the end that the product look misses the point of the very simplicity and practicality…
  • BANG

    Lovely Package
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Designed by Wunderbar | Country: Russia | Pair with: Deus Ex Machina “We created a condom brand BANG and a package design for it. Our challenge was to create the true men’s condoms. We wanted men to feel like real warriors when they buy them. Condoms are their bullets, packages are their clips and sex is their battlefield.” - occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

    Lovely Package
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Designed by AplusM | Country: Sweden | Pair with: Mr. Kim “INSHAPE is a professional hair care label that infuses the very best ingredients that the Nordic nature has to offer. The brief was to create a visual identity for INSHAPE and a packaging design concept for the product series: INCURL, INFORM, INREPAIR and INVOLUME. The main elements of the identity are letterforms created from simple shapes. The idea is to help the customer easily identify the product suited to their individual need. The overall impression is confident, clean and timeless.” - occasionally…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • BBC Lifetime of Original British Drama

    Duncan Macleod
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    BBC has launched “A Lifetime of Original British Drama”, a trailer promoting the 2015 drama season, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Benedict reads William Shakespeare’s monologue All the World’s A Stage, from As You Like It, as the trailer celebrates moments from seminal dramas past, present and future. The seven ages of human life are used as a framework: infancy, whining schoolboy, the lover, the soldier, the justice, old age and incapacity. The interactive version, online at, allows viewers to click on the hotspots to watch previews of upcoming…
  • OK Go I Won’t Let You Down

    Duncan Macleod
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    OK Go has partnered with Honda to launch the music video for “I Won’t Let You Down”, featuring the band riding UNI-CUB personal mobility devices along with Japanese school girl dancers and techno-pop trio Perfume. The video concept was inspired by the band’s visit to Robot Restaurant in Tokyo where girls in bikinis battle enormous Transformer-style robots, helped by Daft Punk-style storm troopers on Tron motorcycles. Japanese creative director Morihiro Harano and choreographer Air:Man worked with Kazuaki Seki (Perfume) and Damian Kulash, Jr (OK Go) to shoot band…
  • Myer Find Wonderful

    Duncan Macleod
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Myer, the Australian department store chain, has launched “Find Wonderful”, an integrated advertising campaign focusing on the desires and aspirations of its customer base. At the campaign is a commercial distributed on television, cinema, online and in-store media, starring Adelaide actress Tilda Cobham-Hervey. Tilda interacts with an animated world as she interacts with Myer brands Maticevski, Alex Perry, Kate Sylvester, Giambattista Valli and Ellery. Read on for the video, the behind-the-scenes film, information on the associated interactive campaign, and insights from Myer…
  • Honda Don’t be that guy

    Duncan Macleod
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Honda Motors South Africa is running “Don’t Be That Guy”, a print advertising campaign promoting Genuine Honda Parts. Four seating diagrams each highlight the one seat that you don’t want to be in because your car broke down. Your seat in a packed theatre that you’re about to walk into 38 minutes late. Your seat on a packed flight that’s 15 minutes late because you just arrived at the gate. Your seat at the restaurant your date has been waiting at for the past 49 minutes. Your seat, right next to the boss, at the meeting that hasn’t started yet…
  • Sony Bravia Ice Bubbles

    Duncan Macleod
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Sony is promoting the Sony Bravia 4K Ultra HD television with Sony Bravia Ice Bubbles, a commercial featuring frozen bubbles filmed in 4K (four times the detail of normal HD). The commercial sets out to capture the natural phenomenon and hypnotic beauty of blown bubbles freezing as they hit icy temperatures. The film is set in the snowy forests near Whistler, Canada, and records the bubbles in 4K showing four times the detail of HD, so viewers can see the crystal-like structures of ice form in beautiful patterns across the surface of the bubbles before they shatter in stunning clarity. The…
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    Bit Rebels

  • 4 Reasons Why People Avoid Getting A POS Receipt Printer

    Richard Darell
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Point of Sales devices have become quite popular these days. This may be in part because they can save an independent retailer in the neighborhood of 10 % of their total costs, as Entrepreneur Magazine points out. However, the little guy of the group, the POS receipt printer, doesn’t get enough credit. Unlike the system itself, the cash drawer, or the credit card terminal, it’s possible to complete a transaction without it. This sometimes leaves merchants coming up with a list of reasons why they [...]The post 4 Reasons Why People Avoid Getting A POS Receipt Printer appeared first on Bit…
  • WinX DVD Copy Pro Allows Carefree Cloning Of Your DVDs [Giveaway]

    Richard Darell
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ripping a DVD is by many considered illegal, and most people don’t understand the usefulness of this feature. According to copyright laws around the world you are allowed to copy a DVD, or rip as it is commonly known as, if you have bought the DVD and want another copy of it perhaps in your car, summer house etc. There are plenty of scenarios where you would want to have multiple copies of the same movie without having to buy several copies of the same [...]The post WinX DVD Copy Pro Allows Carefree Cloning Of Your DVDs [Giveaway] appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 5 Common Killers Of Good Visual Email Marketing Design

    Richard Darell
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Email marketing can be tricky business for a number of reasons. The most common one is that a lot of people consider email marketing as spam even though in most cases it’s not. It’s simply a case of spam agents ruining it for everyone else. Email marketing campaigns can go wrong for many reasons, including the possibility that you’re simply selling the wrong product to the wrong audience. However, assuming you’ve done your research and know that there’s a demand for what you’re offering, then [...]The post 5 Common Killers Of Good Visual Email Marketing Design appeared…
  • How To Manage A Remote Workforce With Video Conferencing

    Richard Darell
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many of the managers and employers out there do not like the idea of them having to manage a remote workforce. They feel that they will not effectively be able to keep track of their employees and note down their progress. Since these employees are remote, it is actually difficult to know for sure what they are up to and how far they have come since the time they joined the company. However, employers need to also realize that they can tackle this issue with [...]The post How To Manage A Remote Workforce With Video Conferencing appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • An Inside Scoop On Strictly Come Dancing With Alison Hammond

    Richard Darell
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The line-up for 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced, and TV personality Alison Hammond is set to take to the dance floor. This Morning presenter and Gala Bingo ambassador is joined by former The Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack and Judy Murray, a Scottish tennis coach most famous for being the mother of Olympic and 2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray. Alison and her fellow contestants follow in the wake of memorable winners like Abby Clancy and Alesha Dixon. Strictly Come Dancing has [...]The post An Inside Scoop On Strictly Come Dancing With Alison Hammond appeared first…
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  • Leader of the Pack: Backpack Stays On + Swings to the Front

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, the little problems in life can be the most annoying. Having to take your backpack off to get at what's inside won't ruin your whole day, but it might be logistically impractical or slow you down. British engineer David Wolffe made eliminated that little annoyance with his wolffepack backpack. It always stays strapped to your back, but you can pull a cord to release it and swing it around to your front. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: From Concept to Reality: Folding Plug Design Finds an Outlet Auto-Balancing Shoe Will Save Seniors From…
  • Funny Business: Awesome DIY Lego Wall Constructed in Office

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Adding a new wall to your home or office interior is never easy, but when you make it into a fun project it can at least be a little less painful. That's just what the crew at Hamburg, Germany-based design studio NPIRE did with their crazy wall made entirely of Lego bricks. The designers spent nearly a year constructing the wall, which is an impressive nine feet high by ten feet wide. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Playful Office Interior Fit for Childrens Toy Company Creative Steampunk Office Design on the Cheap Upcycling Vintage Furniture into…
  • Condensation Lamp Uses Blue Water as a Calming Element

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Light diffused through water always takes on a sort of ethereal glow as the light is refracted and sent in every direction. The Atmos lamp from designer Arturo Erbsman uses condensation to create a lovely, dewy atmosphere in any room. The lamp consists of a small aluminum base containing a light source and an inexhaustible supply of water. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Green Light: CO2 + Water Power ‘Algae Energy’ Eco Lamp Gorgeous Peg Lamp is an Exceptionally Minimalist Design Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles 2…
  • Colorful Console: Pastel Piece is Reminiscent of a Flamingo

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Miami and Milan might seem an unusual design combination, but Italian designer Marco Guazzini drew upon the pastel colors and geometric shapes in Miami architecture to create this unique piece of furniture. Guazzini's Flamingo console is also a study in movement and materials. It is made of a single solid tabletop with a pair of drawers - one above and one below - that slide along the length of the table. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Woodsman Axe Coffee Table Inspired by the Big Bad Wolf Space Saving Ideas: Extending Dining Room Table Tops…
  • Ultra-Luxe: Magical Subterranean Spa Beneath London

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A private client with a love of hotel-like luxury and, apparently, a very large interior design budget tasked interior architecture studio Lawson Robb with creating this glamorous underground spa. The spa occupies a subterranean location beneath a listed building in Mayfair, London. The basement level of the 15,000 square foot residential development began as a maze of rooms. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Luxury Guest House: Private Steam Sauna & Pool Design Amazing Home Atrium & Multi-Level Interior Garden Design Space-Saving Spa:…
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  • The 2014 This Old House Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners (all 30)

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here For yet another year, enthusiastic pumpkin carvers put their imagination and skill to work shaping the orange squash into impressive creations for... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • The Cannador: Elegant Curing and Storage for the Cannabis Connoisseur.

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Now that marijuana has been legalized for medical purposes in a few states, the options for gear and paraphernalia are increasing. One of the more... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Schylling Introduces Star Wars Tin Kaleidoscopes & Wind-Up Toys.

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Schylling, the company best known for their classic and contemporary tin toys has released a special Star Wars collection of beautifully... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition: The Winning Photos

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Celebrating its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has just announced the winners for 2014. I have each of the stunning... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • 30 Photos of the Magical Harry Potter-Themed Rooms In The Georgian House.

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here It’s every Muggle’s dream. At least for fans of the JK Rowling series of Harry Potter books and movies -an opportunity to stay in the... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • Why the Best SEO Strategy Can Fail

    Chuck McMahon
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    An Education for All Content Creators and SEO Marketing Specialists. Caution: The following is a true story of how an inbound marketing content creator attempted to use a SEO strategy solely focused on keywords and failed miserably. No writers or SEO marketing specialists were harmed in the making of this post. When I was first […] The post Why the Best SEO Strategy Can Fail appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Your SEO Strategy: What Some SEO Companies Don’t Want You To Know

    Chuck McMahon
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Local SEO Company Debunks Secretive SEO Strategy Brouhaha. The SEO strategy stratosphere is highly competitive. Every day, writers and strategists from some of the best SEO companies around attempt to position themselves among the elite SEO superstars in the game by creating blog posts, infographics and landing pages using what they claim are the “latest […] The post Your SEO Strategy: What Some SEO Companies Don’t Want You To Know appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Vital Hires New PM and Developer

    Chuck McMahon
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Say Hello to Lianna Dow & Sean Dempsey. Vital headquarters in Portsmouth, NH got a little bit more crowded this week thanks to the additions of two new hires: Lianna Dow as a new project manager and Sean Dempsey as a new senior web developer. The addition of Dow and Dempsey means we are now […] The post Vital Hires New PM and Developer appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Definitive Guide to B2B Email Marketing

    Chuck McMahon
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    B2B Email Marketing Best Practices Every Company Should Use. Welcome to the world of B2B email marketing strategy. The journey you’re about to embark on involves a step-by-step, all-inclusive breakdown of why EVERY company should have a B2B email marketing campaign; how YOUR company can begin to implement a B2B email marketing strategy; and most […] The post The Definitive Guide to B2B Email Marketing appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Top Web Design Company Vital Creates New Website for Smuttynose

    Chuck McMahon
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Beer Brewer’s New Site Features Seamless Navigation and Unparalleled UX Design. Building a best-in class website that features top web development strategies and unmatched UX design is a lot like brewing beer—it takes time, effort and an insane amount of attention to detail. While this may seem like a stretch, trust us it’s really not. […] The post Top Web Design Company Vital Creates New Website for Smuttynose appeared first on Vital Design.
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    Beautiful Life

  • Football Stadium Arena Borisov by OFIS

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    OFIS have designed a football stadium in Borisov, Belarus. “The concept takes into account the natural advantages of the location and the existing interventions within the terrain, while maintaining as many of the existing trees on site as possible. Besides 13.000 seats there is additional 3.000 m2 of public space and are classified 4 stars according […]
  • Collapsible Aeromobil 3.0 Flying Car

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The fourth prototype of the flying car, the “Aeromobil 3.0″ features a number of advanced technologies that shortens its take-off time. It transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. This latest steel framework and carbon coated transformer was presented at the Pioneers Festival 2014, in Vienna. As a car, the “Aeromobil 3.0″ is […]
  • Famous Album Covers Expanded by Aptitude

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The album cover may be a fantastic canvas for an unforgettable image, but it’s still a limited one. The biggest it’s ever reached is the 12 inches of the old record sleeves – but even then, it was just a snapshot of a wider scene. So what was really happening just beyond the edges of […]
  • Fou Lard Bacon Scarf

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Natalie Luder created a silk scarf called “Fou Lard”. It’s a play of words: “scarf” in French is “foulard,” while “fou lard” means “insane bacon”. 100% silk “Crèpe de Chine” for the fingers, 100% thin-sliced Mangalitsa pork belly for the eyes. “Fou Lard” bacon scarves are digitally printed and unravel from their butcher’s paper to […]
  • CIPEA House #4 by AZL Architects

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    AZL Architects created ‘House #4′ for CIPEA, an exhibition of architecture in China. The task was, to design a house with at least five bedrooms, public spaces, and hospitality accommodations on 500 square meters. The architects stacked four cubic floors are vertically, allowing for minimal site excavation and land use. The ground floor features living […]
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    Typebased | Typographic Logo Design Gallery

  • Peignot (typeface)

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Peignot is constructed sans-serif display typeface, designed by A. M. Cassandre in 1937. It was commissioned by the French foundry Deberny & Peignot. The typ…
  • YYone® Original Wall Decals Welcome May All Who Enter As Guests Quote Wall Decals Sticker Home Decor Quote Wall Decals

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    YYone® Original Wall Decals Welcome May All Who Enter As Guests Quote Wall Decals Sticker Home Decor Quote Wall Decals Material: VinylFinish reference picture size: 60cm W * 32cm H, you could DIY peel and stick as what you want.Handcraft! The decal is vinyl and original, which is designed by YYone LLC., any other color or typeface you want please email us, we'll custom for you.Package: Roll PackageEasy to Apply, Removable, Durable, Pressure Resistance, Shock Resistance, Moisture Resistance. The decal says: Welcome May All Who Enter As Guests, Leave As Friends YYone wall decal stickers are of…
  • Top 10 Electric-Type Pokémon

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Guess what? I reached 30000 subs! To express my happiness, I’ll officially bestow this video my gratitude and subscriber appreciation merely by uploading, e… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • Typographic Stage Manager Ornament

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Typographic Stage Manager Ornament Ornament measures 2.75 inches roundSame image on both sidesComes complete with red ribbon so it is ready to hangPrinted in the USA Every stage manager need this totally fun ornament hanging on their tree!  This 2.75 inch aluminum ornament makes a statement on your favorite stage managers tree. The ornament is double sided and comes complete with a red ribbon so it's ready to hang.  Brighten your amazing stage managers holidays with this great ornament List Price: $ 6.99 Price: $ 6.99
  • Helvetica vs. Interstate (Typefaces)

    26 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Typefaces Using: Illustrator After Effects.
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    Zuno Design Studios Blog

  • How to add Bootstrap 3 styles to Joomla!'s com_users form elements

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    By now, I'm sure, we've all moved on to building our new sites with Bootstrap 3 even though Joomla! 3.x still has not :(. This isn't normally a huge deal since we can use template overrides to set the styles we need—views in the Users component, however, make it a bit difficult to get Bootstrap 3-specific styles in the various forms. Imagine your disappointment (rage?) when you finish building your beautiful Bootstrap 3 template, then navigate to your registration page and it looks like this: Here's a snippet from the com_users' registration view. <?php foreach ($fields as $field)…
  • How to build a Joomla! plugin to pull Open Graph data from an external page

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Recently we had a client that wanted to share articles that they had found around the 'Net on their site. Now, normally we'd just set up some Weblinks categories and send them on their way—but they needed more. For starters, they wanted to include an image from the article as well as a description. We suggested using the Open Graph metadata that most sites use so their content shows up nicely on Facebook. How do we pull in the Open Graph metadata? With a hat tip from Tom at, we can use this little bit of code using DOMXPath: <?php $data =…
  • Using the Joomla! 3.3 API to add articles programmatically

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ever wanted to add articles to your Joomla! site from another source? If you've ever tried, you've probably run into a few issues—for example, articles that have been created directly in the database will not get indexed by the Smart Search component. The main reason problems arise when adding articles directly to the database is the implementation of the assets table (used in Joomla! sites since 1.6). The assets table keeps a row for content items as it relates to Joomla!'s ACL system. For simplicity's sake, just know that Joomla! relies a lot on the assets table and we'll need to make…
  • How to add custom fields to articles in Joomla! 3.x

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Update (10.17.2014): I built an example plugin & installer for Joomla! 3.x. Install and enable plugin. Open a new or existing article in your Joomla! admin. You should see a Custom Fields tab above the editor. Download Here Did you know you can add custom fields to Joomla! articles without modifying core files? And it's pretty simple. Let me start by saying this isn't documented, so please use your discretion before implementing on production sites. The Content Plugin Here's a sample plugin that we use to add custom fields—zFields. In this example let's suppose you created a…
  • Swift: From an Android Developer's perspective

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    At Zuno, I'm the resident Android developer, but being close to the only one in the office that doesn't use an iOS device daily made me wonder what the other side was like. So, I decided to play with Apple's new programming language, Swift. (note: since Swift is a new and developing language, I can't guarantee what I write will be accurate when it's production ready) OS X and iOS apps are primarily written in Objective-C and that's because of the operating system's heritage with NextStep. This is why all the core classes start with NS. Now, Objective-C does solve problems. Back when it was…
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Invest in Knowledge is Beautiful!

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Exciting news! The US edition of our latest, lovely, lush infographic book, Knowledge is Beautiful, is out today. A collection of 196 of our best visualisations and a personal two year labour of love and intricate graphisme. Buy links: Amazon US | Barnes & Noble If you can’t wait, you can also grab an iPad version instantly via Apple iBooks. If you like our work and all things beautiful, please consider buying a copy. It would be a great support. We’re an entirely independent outfit. We’ve no corporate sponsors. No venture capital behind us. We take no advertising. We’re…
  • Feast on some of the world’s best data-visualisations & infographics of 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    We’ve unleashed the long- and short-lists for the 2014 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Another round of exceptional, eye-popping, brain-flossing entries this year. The interactive category is particularly worth a look. Thanks the hundreds of creators from thirty countries who entered. View the selection get inspired or to help us choose a winner. We’ll be opening the visitor-vote on Monday 20th October. You can join our amazing judging panel. Visit the site or twollow to get a reminder.
  • The Microbe-scope – Comparing infectious diseases

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    A quick visualisation comparing infectiousness & deadliness of the major pathogens, including Ebola. » See the visualisation » Check out the data
  • Common Mythconceptions – World’s Most Contagious Falsehoods

    3 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    A fun one for a Friday. Some of our most common myths & misconceptions. » See the graphic
  • We’re Hiring! 1x writer, 1x designer

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Rare opportunity to join our beautiful team. Looking for writer / blogger editorial all-rounder and a middleweight information designer / visualiser for our commercial studio. Details.
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    DesignFloat BlogDesignFloat Blog

  • Why should web designers opt for Reseller Hosting?

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you run a web design company of your own or you are a freelance web designer with handful of regular customers, chances are you might be aware of what Reseller Hosting is and how it can add to growth of your business. For those who aren’t well versed with it, what exactly is Reseller Hosting? In Web Hosting terminologies, Reseller Hosting is a type of web hosting service wherein the ‘reseller’ or the account owner breaks up the hosting account into multiple small parts and allocates or ‘sells’ these to his end user customers at a profit. For the end user…
  • Make Your Mood with 40 Bright Facebook Layouts

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Once upon a time there was a kingdom. The sun was shining all along. And the inhabitants of that kingdom never saw not only snow, but even cold rain. It was a gorgeous country and an ideal place for life and recreation. Excellent climate, azure ocean, and endless beautiful beaches with golden sand! All the visitors of that magical land of everlasting greenery thought, that it was a paradise! Heaven on earth without any rules and restrictions. It was the only place where they could go at red and stop at green (eating a watermelon). And day by day everything was changing… Their hair was…
  • Responsive Vs Adaptive Web Design – What’s the Difference?

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Responsive vs adaptive- it’s a frequent point of confusion that most of the people encounter whenever exposed with web designing concepts and terminologies. Most of the people use both of the terms interchangeably, despite of the fact that they are completely different from each other. While both of the terms have similar goals, but with different approaches. Therefore, it is important for you to understand some point of the differences between the two to help you make an informed choice in your web designing endeavor. In this guide, we will walk you through each and every detail of…
  • 10 Website Design Mistakes That Designers Ignore (But Shouldn’t)

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    For most people, the first contact they have with a brand and its products and services is through a website. This is the reason why every business needs a well-designed, conversion-friendly site. Such sites can help them stand out from crowd and prove to be revenue boosters. Quite a few people think a successful website is one that looks visually appealing, but a website that looks nice is only a part of the equation. There are many other factors and design elements essential to make an effective website. Haven’t we all come across a site that is gorgeously designed but lacks a thing or…
  • Best WordPress functions – To Start WordPress Theme Development

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    WordPress themes come in default and are also developed with new implementations. Before using these themes one must know everything about WordPress functions that go on to develop the themes. There are a wide range of functionalities that need to be known to move forward with the development processes. Needs for projects must be known to develop functions. There are some common WordPress functions that meet the requirement of theme developments. Custom avatar Bloggers and people posting comments on blogs usually have online avatars. Default avatars are available and customized avatar designs…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Neon Art from Seletti (2Modern)
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Italian design brand Seletti, a new addition to 2Modern’s offerings, has distinguished itself with a range of cheeky modern furniture, lighting and decorative objects—like the Hybrid Collection of porcelain tabletop items and the Sending Animals collection of furniture—that play with unusual juxtapositions and conventional expectations. But typography geeks, neon enthusiasts, and conceptual art lovers will especially appreciate Seletti’s Neon Fonts, an alphabet of typewriter fonts elegantly rendered in neon, that may be used as single-element statements or grouped into…
  • iittala Ruutu Vases by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec (2Modern)
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    French designing brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, who are having something of a banner year—they were awarded the coveted Panerai London Design Medal at this year’s London Design Festival—recently introduced a new suite of glassware for venerable Finnish glass brand iittala. The collection, named Ruutu, the finish word for ‘diamond’ or ‘square,’ comprises 10 diamond-shaped vases of varying sizes and colors, all designed to fit together seamlessly in groupings. The Bouroullecs envision the vases—which are hand crafted in 5 sizes and 7 transparent…
  • Dynamo Rainbow Shower Head by Cristina (2Modern)
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Italian brand Cristina has found a way to make a morning shower something of a theater piece, by introducing a shower fixture that rains down a stream of rainbow-hued droplets. The Dynamo Rainbow shower—the latest iteration of the company’s original elegant and LED-imbued Dynamo model—is, like the original version, equipped with a circle of LED lights, as well as an implanted micro turbine that converts power generated from water flow into electricity that illuminates the LEDs. In this version, though, standard LEDs are traded in for colored ones, turning the showering…
  • Sketch Lighting Collection by Studio Beam (2Modern)
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Calling it a “a divine purified experience of pure structural contour,” Tel Aviv-based Studio Beam has released a collection of lighting models comprised entirely of steel wire forms. The Sketch Collection is a suite of pendant and wall lamps comprised of 5 different lamp shades, each expertly created by hand-shaping and soldering steel wire elements into vaguely exotic linear profiles. Designed to hold a single light bulb, each see-through lamp shade—available in a range of 5 basic colors: green, red, blue, black, and white—resembles a linear spirograph drawing,…
  • Art & Craft: Plywood Print Stools from Piet Hein Eek & Rijksmuseum (2Modern)
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Art and craft collide, quite literally, in the first non-wallpaper product series from the Dutch design lab NLXL. Designer Piet Hein Eek, whose Scrapwood Wallpaper collection for NLXL marked a watershed moment for the company, has completed a suite of plywood stools imbued with iconic images of art from the permanent collection of Holland’s Rijksmuseum. The Dutch national museum’s collaboration with the designer has yielded the Plywood Print Stool collection of 9 stools, each crafted from unfinished plywood, and bearing a seat emblazoned with one of 9 approved…
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    Design Milk

  • Mothersbaugh x Baum Modern Eyewear

    Jaime Derringer
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Artist and musician (and that drawing guy on Yo Gabba Gabba) Mark Mothersbaugh has collaborated with Baumvision’s Creative Director, Shane Baum on a new collection of creative eyewear. Bold and artistic, the geometric metal shapes make a statement and frame the face. Available as both optical and sunglasses, the new collection starts at $300 and will be available at chic shops such as Fred Segal, Opening Ceremony, Eye Society and Eye Society Online.
  • The FES Watch Is an E-Ink Chameleon

    Gregory Han
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    With Microsoft, Apple, and Google now all invested in producing wearable technology in wristwatch form, one might suppose the market for smartwatches has all but been decided. But in reality none of these companies (nor other smartwatch manufacturers like Samsung or Motorola) have yet cracked the code for reigniting any widespread (re)adoption of wearing watches. Smartwatches so far have been one part hope, three parts hype. One of the greatest issues hampering smartwatch adoption is battery life. The recently announced Microsoft smartwatch is said to offer two-day battery life, double of…
  • Friday Five with Box Clever

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bret Recor and Seth Murray founded the San Francisco-based industrial design and branding firm Box Clever. The award-winning duo lead the studio in creating elegant, thoughtful, and functional brands and products, like the Segment Table. What’s behind the company’s name? Well, that’s a reference to the boxing term “boxing clever”, which means using the equally important brains and brawn, as boxers would in a battle. This pair brings a similar approach to their design. Let’s take a moment to see what this creative team has chosen for this week’s…
  • The Unbutton Collection by Cristina Bulat

    Caroline Williamson
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Made up of two bedside tables and a sideboard, the Unbutton Collection, designed by Cristina Bulat, was inspired by the outfits of pinup models. While some people might think the pinup culture was all about women posing provocatively, Cristina believes it was more about promoting women’s physicality in a positive manner. Bulat took that idea and brought in a Scandinavian feel so each piece has clean lines and natural finishings. The pinup touch is shown on the front of the top drawers where the facade looks like it’s being unbuttoned.
  • A NYC Warehouse Becomes a Penthouse Loft

    Caroline Williamson
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Turett Collaborative Architects took this former Greenwich Street warehouse and created a modern penthouse loft while maintaining parts of its historic past. The massive, light-filled space had been a bare, open loft that was used as a painter’s studio with only a bathroom and a kitchenette. With exposed brick walls and ceilings joists, the raw space allowed TCA to consciously break it up into smaller, designated spaces. With 17 foot ceilings and large, wood-framed windows, the interior is flooded with light. They brought in custom Arrigoni wide-plank Bavarian oak floors that cover the…
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  • Satellite Photography Turned Into Charming Rugs

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    AfricaSomewhere Over EuropeThe NetherlandsThe Purple Rectangles Must Be The Tulip FieldsUSAHong KongFlying at 30,000 feet, you have the view of a god. Fields become blocks of color, rivers transform into abstract swirls, and cities become Lego-like grids.Interior designer Florian Pucher brings the sensation of flight to the carpet beneath your feet. Called Landcarpets, his rugs start as satellite imagery, and then, following four weeks of hand-tufting New Zealand wool, become fuzzy, tactile carpets.The carpets are each available in limited edition quantities of 88. The six-foot-by-four-foot…
  • One Cool Eco-Friendly Portable Cardboard Desk

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Refold’s Portable Cardboard Standing Desk aims to change the way you work. It’s a green flexible, foldable, and affordable desk which is 100% recyclable. This is a nice combination of innovation and environmental awareness, green conscious people would love to own this emergency desk.When not in use, simply fold this desk into lightweight, compact carry case. It means you can easily work anywhere you want, the design also allows this desk to be used in schools, studios, events, or mobile offices. The durability of this desk is pretty amazing, it is capable of holding the weight of a…
  • Motivational Chalkboard Art by Anonymous Art Duo Dangerdust

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    This is crazy!!! These are made with CHALK!!!Anonymous art duo Dangerdust are known for their motivational chalk work. Not only do they have to keep up with their overwhelming workload as students at Columbus College of Art & Design, they now have the overwhelming responsibility of entertaining their fellow students and the rest of the world with their beautiful works. Each week, a completed chalkboard poster appears on the third floor of the Crane building for everyone to enjoy.They're both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, they complete each work in one fell swoop (which can…
  • Norway’s Gorgeous New Banknotes by Studio Snøhetta & The Metric System

    12 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Norges Bank (The Central Bank of Norway) has selected the design proposals submitted by the two Oslo based design offices Snøhetta and The Metric System as the new official designs for their Kroner banknotes.Earlier this year, numerous design studios were asked to submit proposals for Norway’s new banknote design. Each design proposal will be exhibited in Oslo this month. Snøhetta’s and The Metric System’s designs will each represent one side of Norway’s new Kroner banknotes. Studio Snøhetta has created a design based on cubical patterns in order to represent pixels - the visual…
  • Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Postcards for Ants is an ongoing painting project by Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots who has been creating a miniature painting every single day since January 1, 2013. The artist works with paint brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin. After the first year, Loots relaunched the project in a second phase inspired by Cape Town’s designation as World Design Capital 2014. On her website you can “reserve” a future painting (it’s all booked up for this year), and she’s also printed five limited edition postcards for each…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • 10 Projects You Shouldn't Miss In October

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    It's the end of the month again and here are 10 most creative and interesting packaging projects that has the highest posts views, social shares, social likes and people reach for the month of October 2014.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Hāpi Daze Ale

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Product shot, produced by Andrew Martis.Designer: Tim GibsonProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Garage ProjectLocation: Wellington, New ZealandGarage Project’s Hāpi Daze ale was heading to new places in new cans, so a redesign was called for. It needed to be reconceptualised as a distinctly New Zealand beer (reflecting its key ingredient of Kiwi hops, or ‘hāpi’ in Māori) for European consumers without putting New Zealanders off with heavy handed Kiwiana design. The design also needed to reflect the secondary word play in the name and give a feeling of cool sunsets ideally…
  • Fazer Café

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Creative Agency: Kokoro & MoiProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkLocation: FinlandKarl and Berta Fazer inspired an entire city by establishing the first Fazer Café in 1891, in Kluuvikatu, Helsinki. Ever since, the Fazer Café has remained a step ahead, surprising patrons with its ideas, tastes and combinations of both, to the great pleasure of the city's inhabitants.The new Fazer Cafés continue the story and work with the right balance of elegance and leisure—the rough and timeless taste of life itself.The first batch of new Fazer Cafés was opened in the summer 2013 in…
  • Urbanears (Student Project)

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Designer: Laura González de Durana, Susana Seigel, and Arelis FelicianoProject Type: Student Project School: ELISAVA Course: Master in Packaging Design, Eco-Packaging, Jon Marín & Àlex JiménezLocation: Barcelona, Spain The objective of this project was to design an innovative pack for headphones. Most of these headphones are sold in large boxes, with a number of different materials, which ultimately end up being tossed out as garbage. After taking into consideration the ecological impact the current packaging has, a clamshell pack, made completely out of paper pulp was designed. This…
  • Cairats

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Creative Agency: DorianClient: Celler CairatsLocation: SpainCeller Cairats is a young catalan winery that started in 2010. Their vineyards are located in Darmós y Els Guiamets, two villages in the region of Priorat that treasure centuries of tradition in vine growing. The image created for their two wines has focused on highlighting the young nature of the winery, representing the rural environment that surrounds the winery and vineyards in very fresh and attractive way.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Crazy Monster Frogs

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Frog illustrations, scrolls and hand-written names for a poster featured in the Earth Touch's documentary "Crazy Monster Frogs"
  • ADC Young Guns (YG12)

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We had the incredible honor of designing the 2014 award cube for ADC Young Guns (YG12). The cube is solid 3.5" acrylic, laser-etched on all sides at Deutsch, Inc. The front side of each cube carries YG12 branding, and as the cube is rotated the other sides are etched with an A, D, and C (containing ADC branding). The 31 cubes were then hand-polished before being handed out to the winners at the ADC on October 9, 2014. In addition to the award cube, we designed a limited edition poster that was handed out to the winners, as well as the first 50 people to arrive at the YG12 Award Ceremony. The…
  • Now Japan 2014

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We had a chance to work on an advertisement for Now Japan 2014 festival in Lithuania. Client hired us to create something a bit edgy and original, visualy atractive and minimal. Clichés about Japanese culture became the axis of our animation. Credits: Production: wowburo Concept and Creative Direction: Other Peter, Karolis Strautniekas Illustration: Karolis Strautniekas Animation: Other Peter Sound: Sonar
  • Pick Me Up postcards

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A series of 2 colour screenprinted words on vintage Brighton postcards. Available at
  • Loeffler Randall

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Art direction, photography and prop styling for New York based footwear company Loeffler Randall?s newsletter imagery.
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  • Six of the Best Backup Plugins for WordPress

    Agbonghama Collins
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    You're reading Six of the Best Backup Plugins for WordPress, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Websites get hacked every day. Our passwords are rarely as strong as we think. Sometimes we (or our clients) delete the wrong file or make a change that breaks something. How about waking up one morning only to discover your website was hacked; or worse still, your web host accidentally deleted your website. Since a […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Collection of Free Page-Loading Effects (Tiny User-Friendly Animations)

    Nataly Birch
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    You're reading Collection of Free Page-Loading Effects (Tiny User-Friendly Animations), originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The golden rule of creating great web-based projects that provide online audiences with good user experiences is to not let them wait. It seems like a really simple task, however it just sounds so. Completely upload your content-intensive website that is populated with high-quality, heavy multimedia data in the blink of an eye is simply […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Create a School-Themed Vector Pack in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    You're reading How to Create a School-Themed Vector Pack in Adobe Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Learning something new is not just for the kids; it can be for teachers and educators, too. That especially applies when it comes to creating images for use in class projects or for a school webpage. Luckily for you, we have a new tutorial that will teach you how to create a nice minimalistic school-themed […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Lose Fear of the Command Line

    Tobias Günther
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    You're reading Lose Fear of the Command Line, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!For the non-technical people among us, evil has a name: The “command line.” Or, in fact, many names: CLI, Terminal, bash, shell … When I prepared my free online book “Learn Version Control with Git,” I was surprised to hear how many people were afraid of the command line. In reality, there’s really nothing to […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Make the Most of Your Design with a Hero Header

    Carrie Cousins
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    You're reading Make the Most of Your Design with a Hero Header, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!One of the biggest trends in web design right now is the use of big images. And not just large, but completely oversized images that seem to come to life on screen. When used at the top of a page, this is often referred to as a hero header. How can you take advantage of […]Advertise here with BSA
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • Deck the Halls: Holiday Decorating Tips

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Halloween is just around the corner, which means it will be Thanksgiving, and Christmas before we know it. Already, department stores are sewn with the warming scent of cinnamon and decorations for this holiday season are adorning window displays. By now, most of you know if you are traveling for the holidays or staying home to host. If you’re planning on hosting the family for Christmas, there are some preparations that you can make for a comfortable, magical nook that could tempt even Santa Claus to linger for a mulled wine. It’s time to make your winter wonderland. Here are simple…
  • Small Space Kitchens Dos

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Essential tips to maximizing storage in a very small kitchen. - Base units play a particularly important part in organizing storage space. - Additional space by installing a peninsula on end one of the kitchen counter or below the built-in kitchen island. - Cabinets to the ceiling allow for more storage - Create an inventory of items and plan storage and function-space for everything in the kitchen. - Pull-through slides are ideal for islands because they allow drawers to be opened from either side. Some specialty slides allow drawers to extend beyond a full extension.  
  • Happy Bedroom Colors

    9 Jun 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Wake up to happy with cheerful colors in the bedroom. Bring in coral, blush, rose, yellow, and sunset hues using accessories, art pieces, and furniture to create a positive and Summery feeling bedroom.     via here, here and here  
  • Studio dwelling

    25 Mar 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Less than ten days away from moving into my teeny studio condo and more than three-quarters of my current one-bedroom still to pack, I am slowly coming to terms with the reality of it all. I have toooo much stuff that I don’t organize properly so I end up never finding things when I need them and then end never hardly using them. I often fantasize about a clutter-free, super-organized, everything-is-where-it-should-be living space but, truth be told, I wish someone else would do it for me.   Inspired by strategies to de-clutter over on AT, I hope to change this as I move into my…
  • Dinner’s ready | Kitchen inspiration

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:22 am
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    Stunning Mesh » Stunning Mesh

  • Your Chance to Get Annual Subscription to PixelKit Premium UI Kits and Design Resources

    Tabinda Noor
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Once again, the fantastic PixelKit team is getting ready to do another giveaway! Three of our lucky readers can nab one of 3 Annual Membership Subscriptions and gain ongoing access to their premium UI kits and design resources. If you are one of the three lucky winners you are going to enjoy an Annual Membership Account through, and all for free. This would mean a year of access to their impressive catalog of graphics that web designers around the world covet – and all 100% customized for UI kits. You would have some truly impressive app screens, navigation controls,…
  • 7 Modern App Development Techniques Adapted By Enterprises

    Lucie Kruger
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:14 am
    A rapid transformation has been observed in the approaches and tools for developing mobile applications. The advancement in development tools has encouraged developers to follow different techniques. Axiomatically, the emergence of the iPhone has defined the new parameters to the Smartphone realm. And, applications being the cornerstone of Smartphones has garnered enormous attention of the developers across the globe. Hence, it can be said that the evolution of the iPhone has revolutionized the mobile application development. Like other consumer domains, enterprises are also reaping the…
  • Selling Online: What You Need to Know to Succeed

    Adil Raja
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Selling goods online can be a great way to make money and start a business without the overhead of a retail shop. After all, opening a real brick and mortar business can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars when you include rent costs for the first few years. When you open an online-based business, you can skip some of those costs and go right to making money. However, it isn’t always easy to get an online business off the ground. Even if you have a great product or group of products, selling online means that you could get lost in the shuffle. Use this guide to help you differentiate your…
  • Ghost Buttons as a New Trend in Web Designing

    David Olson
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Web designing is indeed a dynamic, evolving, exciting and trendy domain which needs to be in tune and live harmony with major changes in search algorithms to stay alive and useful to the burgeoning   web user community. This being the case, one of the major current rages that has hit web designing on the belt has been the increasing use of ghost buttons in websites. What on earth are ghost buttons? Well, to cut a long story short and lively, these are indeed attractive links that are designed to remain occult and yet, paradoxically, are very much part of the holistic website. To be candid,…
  • 38 Construction and Tools Icons

    Wijdan Rohail
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    Build something today! And don’t worry about the icons to illustrate your work, we’ve got it covered, because the great guys at Vecteezy put together this amazing freebie: 38 Construction and Tools Icons. Download here more great resources from our friends at Vecteezy!. From power tools to hand tools, from the mighty cranes and trucks to hammers, mauls, blades, saws, nails, screwdrivers, pliers, drills, grinders, even boots and gloves, you’ll find the whole arsenal in here. Yellow, orange, turquoise and grey are the colours that warm up the (hard)working atmosphere. This set of icons…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Check Out This Adorable Hello Kitty-Themed Hotel In Los Angeles

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The first-ever Hello Kitty Con will be held in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo to celebrate the world renowned Japanese cartoon character turning 40 this year. As part of the occasion, several rooms at The Line Hotel in Koreatown have been given an awesome Hello Kitty makeover, decorated by Knibb Design. From the bedroom to the bathroom, almost every nook and cranny has been filled with Hello Kitty memorabilia. Plush toys were spotted on the ceiling of the rooms and decals were also pasted on the windows. Check out the super cute Hello Kitty-themed room below: [via Curbed, images from Elizabeth…
  • Artist Turns Birds On An Electric Wire Into Musical Notes & Plays Their Music

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Brazillian multimedia artist Jarbas Agnelli was looking at a photograph of birds along an electrical line one day, and thought that the birds looked like musical notes. He started to wonder what their melody would sound like if he tried to play those keys as music. And that’s exactly what he did. Taking the photograph, Agnelli transformed the position of the birds into musical scores. Watch the fascinating result of his curiosity below: [via IFL Science]
  • Google's Project Ara Update: The Customizable 'Phonebloks' Is On Track To Launch

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Since the inception of the idea back in October 2013, Google has been working on Project Ara, a modular phone platform have named Phonebloks. A new video released by Phonebloks takes the world into Boston-based NK Labs, where the Project Ara prototype is being created and tested. The future of modular, interchangeable phone parts may become a reality much sooner than expected as Project Ara is on track to launch. Google’s Project Ara was previously featured on our site a year ago during its first announcement and first update. Watch the update…
  • Creatives Talk About Their Worst Fears & Conquering Them In Short Film

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Even the most successful people have fears. At the recent Stand Out! Photographic Forums held in Los Angeles and San Francisco, several speakers were interviewed on how they conquered their fears. The interviews were made into a short film called ‘Stand Out! Conquer Your Fear’, in which the creatives spoke about the fears they had when they first started out and how they eventually overcame them. For most of them, their fears stemmed from uncertainty and feeling lost about what to do next. Eventually, their desire to inspire others helped…
  • You May Know How To Design, But Can You Protect Your Intellectual Property?

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    UK-based invention and patent company Innovate Design knows the pains that are involved with trying to patent and protect your product and designs. That is why they have created this infographic to simplify the confusing jargon and process a creative individual may face when trying to get their product patented. If you are a designer, you will find this a handy guide regardless of whether you work in industrial design or graphic design. View it here: Click to view entire infographic Click to view entire infographic [via The One Show Twitter]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Design Insights Interview: Aurélie from ultra-stylish Blueberry Home blog!

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
      It’s time for our exclusive hot-off-the-press design insights interview! This week we welcome inspirational French blogger, Aurélie from Blueberry Home. We are huge fans of her stylish blog and the beautiful images she shares. Let’s get an insight into her world: What inspired you to delve into blogging and how did you get started? I have always been passionate about decoration. When I was younger I wanted to be an interior designer but I took another road while keeping this passion in my head. Looking at the different influential blogs, my geek persona told me “why not…
  • Heighten your household’s senses with our new Perfume Your Bin competition!

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Enjoy your bin’s own special perfume every time you open and close the lid thanks to our Perfume Your Bin Starter Set giveaway! Perfume Your Bin is a clever bin air freshener solution to hide unpleasant smells in kitchen and bathroom bins, helping to make the necessary chore much more appealing to the senses! The self-adhesive device sticks to the underside of household bin lids to mask unpleasant odours as well as releasing bursts of pleasant fragrance in a choice of two scents, Pine and Flower. What’s not to love? We’ve got 50 sweet-smelling Starter Sets in Flower with a Pine…
  • Design Insights Interview: Rachael from inspirational design blog ‘Interior Thinking’

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    This week’s edition of our fab Design Insights Interviews has arrived! We’re very excited to welcome UK Interiors PR and top Blogger Rachael Jones from Interior Thinking, a blog dedicated to all things interiors, home décor and lifestyle. Let’s discover more about her world: Firstly, congratulations on being nominated for an Amara Interior Blog award! What inspired you to create an interior and lifestyle blog and how did you get started?  I started my blog while at University as a way to share my love of design, and to gain some writing experience besides essays. How…
  • Design Insights Interview: Multi-talented Interior designer & blogger Yasmin Chopin

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    In this week’s edition of our Design Insights interview, we’re super pleased to welcome talented Cambridge-based interior designer and blogger, Yasmin Chopin. We can’t wait to hear her design insights! Let’s find out more: Congratulations on being nominated for an Amara interior blog award! What inspired you to delve into interior styling and create a blog? As an interior designer my philosophy is to help people create homes that give them joy and enable them to keep control of the process. I want to see more people enjoy good design and writing a blog allows me to…
  • Our brand new Autumn/Winter collection – featuring the iconic Push Bin

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    How can a bin pushing 60 still look this good? Our iconic Push Bin has had a facelift, softening its lines and highlighting its best features, transforming it into a very smooth operator indeed. It’s guaranteed to win your heart!  We’ve added three new stylish hues to perfect the range and sit alongside our well-known and well-loved Matt and Brilliant steel finishes. The Push Bin’s classic curves are now available in youthful Mineral Mint, Mineral Pink and Mineral Blue. These powdery pastel coatings make the iconic bin look both classy and contemporary with a hint of retro, pushing…
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    Never Say Cool

  • (sponsored video) Rinaldo Capello Le Mans Champion is Test-Driving an Audi Concept Car but who is the Other Driver?!

    Never Say Cool
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Audi champion Rinaldo Capello has officially retired 2 years ago on his top moment endurance prototype career, finishing second in his last Le Mans 24 Hours. He is now back not in professional racing but as testimonial for the Audi’s social Automated Driver campaign. Capello started his racing career in 1976, driving go-karts, and he saw his second major championship victory, winning the Italian Superturismo event in a Audi 4 Although the Italian driver raced for several car teams, Audi was das team; winning plenty of competitions as a driver, he has been in the industry after his…
  • The Real Costs of Car Ownership

    Never Say Cool
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    When car companies advertise their latest models, the cost of ownership is an important factor that is highlighted. Accurate data analysis makes it possible to predict the annual expenses for driving a certain vehicle in particular conditions. Automobile companies analyze data from official government agencies that regulate road safety and environmental pollution. Additionally, external sources such as insurance companies are also used to generate graphs for the cost of ownership of specific cars. Automakers often boast about excellent fuel economy in select models such as compact cars or…
  • Best Bike Gear for Fall

    Never Say Cool
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    As the weather cools down, more and more cyclists are hitting the road to take advantage of the respite from the stifling temperatures that accompany summer riding. Along with the return to regular riding comes the need for new gadgets meant to make any outing more enjoyable. The following is a list of some of the coolest new gear options – from bicycle speakers to brand new shorts – which you may want to consider this fall. Lights While the weather may be nicer, the sun does not get up as early, nor does it stay up as late once the seasons change. Lights such as those from Lezyne…
  • (sponsored video) Wilkinson Sword – Hydro Grooming

    Never Say Cool
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Beards, beards and more beards. It looks like that having a beard in any possible different shape is a new trend, and goatees, retro moustaches, hipster and “Cast Away” looks are becoming more and more frequent and familiar on Brit’s faces (and loved by women too, apparently). Do you know how much time men spend shaving, on average, in the United Kingdom? A monstrous 3,000 hours of their lifetime, which makes a total of 125 days (or almost 5 months), and it’s not a surprise that this trend has brought to amazing new styles and shapes, so that shaving and grooming have almost become an…
  • Rossin Pursuit

    Never Say Cool
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Did you think you had a cool chrono bike? Think twice! Mario Rossin was a chief builder at Colnago (a popular Italian bicycle manufacturer) and he is now famous for his innovations in aerodynamics. via
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Ultimate Halloween Art Roundup

    Fred McCoy
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Halloween is one of my favourite times of year and not because it is a very good excuse to dress up as an adult, get drunk, and act like a blathering idiot. Halloween represents an interesting marker that helps the transition from Summer to Winter. That energy right between those two seasons is captured in the sheer creativity that surrounds Halloween.All around the world people carve pumpkins, create costumes from scratch, and use the holiday as an inspiration for their artwork. Below is a roundup of the very best from people who channeled the energy of Halloween into fun and creative ideas.
  • Art of Dress – Caspian Arts Foundtation Fashion Event

    Creative Fluff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    The Art of Dress Exhibition opens on Sunday 2nd November and will exhibit essays, photographs, illustration, sketches and dresses by students from across a range of fashion courses at London College of Fashion. The exhibition brings together all the elements that make the dress so magnificent. Students explored the history of the dress and used their findings to create their definition of its future. The event aims to bring together a creative community in the region and present an opportunity for attendees to network, exchange thoughts, visions and ideas. Local students will also have a…
  • The Illustrations of Masha Shishova

    Fred McCoy
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    “That’s just so Russian” is not something I find myself using casually in conversation (for obvious reasons). Yet, when I came across the artwork of Masha Shishova, that’s the first thing that came to mind. I have no doubt that a person with any knowledge of Russia would mistake Masha’s work for anything but Russian. In each of her illustrations, the Moscow based artist manages to mix Russian pop culture, history, and her own personal flair to create excellent scenes that drag the viewer in. Her work uses the power dynamic between men and women, as well as the…
  • Perfect Paper Sculptures from The Makerie Studio

    Fred McCoy
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    “Do what you love” is typically terrible career advice, especially when it’s given to artistically inclined individuals. Few people are able to discern what it is they truly love to do in this world and even fewer are able to turn that passion into profit. I was quite pleased to come across the work of The Makerie Studio, a duet of talented artists Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft. A quick glance at their astounding paper sculptures shows that each and every piece that comes out of their studio stems from a pure love of the craft. The Makerie Studio serves as a prime (and…
  • The Uncomfortable Portrayal of Women in Art: Paintings by Hoyron Lee

    Fred McCoy
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    If you were to open an art history book and look at any artwork after the Greek and Hellenistic (850 b.c.–31 b.c.) you’ll notice that the he most common recurring subject aside from war, was women. Depictions of women vary from culture to culture and period to period, yet what does not change is the gaze of both the painter and the audience. It’s well documented that the majority of well-known artisans were male, after all women were expected to bear children and run the household – this their learning activities centered around child rearing and home development. From the Greek…
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  • A New ZURBian Comes Aboard to Learn the Ropes

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We looked high and low, and after a long search (OK, maybe not too long) we found her: a fantastic Operations Administrator to keep the engines of our HQ purring so our team can focus on designing. So without further ado, say hello to … Nathalie Smith, Operations Administrator Our newest ZURBian was originally from nearby Los Gatos, and then Carmel, but spent most of her early years growing up in mysterious (and hot) Las Vegas. There she watched movies, went bowling, hiked through mountains, watched movies again — there's only so much a minor can do in "Sin City." Yep, she's our…
  • How to Be Amazing in Less Than 10 Seconds

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    You're a designer ready for the next big thing in your life. Maybe you just finished school or a boutique training course, or maybe you're ready to move on to a new adventure. Whatever your reason you're fresh on the market and you're ready to crush it! That's all well and good, potential employers like people who are excited. The problem is that excitement alone doesn't always get you very far. We've learned something from 16 years of hiring designers. And we have a few tips for you to amaze a person looking to hire their next designer. After all, you're just one drop in a sea of drops. You…
  • 5 Ways the Foundation Community is Crushing It

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Foundation recently turned three years old. It is hard to believe how much it's changed especially considering it was the first responsive design framework first built in Sass and modular mixin partials, and the first to take a mobile-first approach. The code has changed a ton, but one thing hasn't changed throughout this time. The level of dedication and passion the people who use Foundation has constantly impressed us. Some of the biggest improvements to the framework since we launched Foundation 5, now known as Foundation for Sites, have come from our community. Despite having over 7,790…
  • The Problem With Design Thinking Is That I Still Don't Know What Design Thinking Is

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Design is hot. Design executives are being tasked with being design-driven, but don't have the tools or processes to sustain this effort. They embrace design thinking, but it's unclear how their companies will embrace its ideas. VC's are telling founders to hire a design leader, but it's not clear who this mythical, unicorn person is who will drive the design approach across the company. It's entirely possible to grow this person in an organization, but not likely to be someone who comes in with magical fairy dust to make everything Apple-esque. Design thinking is a broad term with no…
  • Show Me the Responsibilities

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cyndi Lauper was wrong when she said money changes everything. Well, wrong when it comes to designers. Of course, she probably wasn't talking about designers, but that's another story. When we surveyed designers on the reason they'd leave a job, we expected that money would be the number one answer. It wasn't. Designers said they'd bolt if there was no advancement. But what the heck did they mean by advancement? We did a follow up survey of 100 designers. Once again money took a backseat. The top answer was new skills training. Money came in number two, followed by more responsibilities.
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    Incredible Things

  • Let’s Cook!: Baking Bad Is A Breaking Bad-Themed Cookbook

    Brittany High
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    On November 6 a Breaking Bad-themed cookbook will be released. It’s called Baking Bad and it was put together by food writer Walter Wheat. He’s included all kinds of Heisenberg-approved recipes like Mr. White’s Tighty Whitey Bites, Walt’s Birthday Platter, Jesse’s Jell-O Acid Tub, and more! Surprisingly none of the recipes call for meth. Which is […] The post Let’s Cook!: Baking Bad Is A Breaking Bad-Themed Cookbook appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • A GoPro Taped To A Bottle Of Whiskey, Passed Around A Wedding

    Brittany High
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Youtuber James C took a GoPro camera and duct taped it to a bottle of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. Then he passed the hooch around a wedding. Is it some kind of viral GoPro ad? Or is it for Fireball? Could be either, could be both, definitely doesn’t matter. It’s not like you’re gonna go out […] The post A GoPro Taped To A Bottle Of Whiskey, Passed Around A Wedding appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • This One-Legged Paralympian’s Costume Is Better Than Yours

    Brittany High
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Remember Josh Sundquist, the one-legged paralympian who is a total pro at Halloween costumes? See: HERE and HERE for a refresher and then see: this year’s costume. He’s a life-size foosball player. Certainly puts my costume to shame! I’m wearing a bed sheet with two holes cut out for eyes. The plan is, I’m gonna walk around […] The post This One-Legged Paralympian’s Costume Is Better Than Yours appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • Now Kitties Can Celebrate Furr-20 With These Catnip Joints

    Brittany High
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Catnip is like ganja for felines, so it only makes sense that it would come rolled up in a joint. Stark Raving Cat is selling a 5-pack of these Catnip Joints for $10. It’s about time cats got their own smoke — kitties are notorious for bogarting the J! They’re all “Oof, I’m so high right meow. Are […] The post Now Kitties Can Celebrate Furr-20 With These Catnip Joints appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • A Time-lapse Showing Braces Straightening Out Teeth

    Brittany High
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    This is an entrancing time-lapse of braces straightening out a set of teeth. The chompers belong to an 11-year-old girl who had the braces on for 18 months. Pretty interesting to see, but as it turns out, looking at teeth makes me squeamish. You learn something new every day! And on days like this, it’s […] The post A Time-lapse Showing Braces Straightening Out Teeth appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
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  • Motivational Speakers and the Art and Skill of Positive Thinking

    Rosemary Tyson
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    If there is anything common among all motivational speakers, it is the skill and art of positive thinking. It is a skill because it can be learned, acquired, and improved. It is an art because like any creative endeavor, one can run away with applying the skill to his life and perspective. It is like how one applies the skill of painting to create art. Thus, one can apply the skill of positive thinking to build a positive life. All of them have a persona that radiates strong positive energy. They will be quick to tell their audience that this comes from positive thinking. They proceed to…
  • The Different Components of a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Alfred Goodwin
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    The printed circuit board, which is also called as the printed wiring board or printed wiring card, is piece of electronic equipment, which physically connects two or more electronic components together to make it work. It is a part of an electronic device and is the one responsible in creating a circuit in order for the device to work. A printed circuit board assembly (PCB assembly) is usually found in computers or laptops, in the form of the motherboard. A PCB assembly can also be found in other electronic devices like a television, calculator, tablet, mobile phone, and even on an…
  • Pros and Cons of Dedicated servers

    Patrick Song
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Web hosting in a virtual private server or dedicated servers means that you separate servers with each one operating independently. Considering using this one as your web host should be based on different factors. With the advances in the server technology, taking these pros and cons into account can help you in making the right decision in choosing the right server for you. PROS: •Easy to upgrade. Being just a part of the main server means that you can upgrade each resource that you can get from the server. •Full control. With a VPS, you are the one in charge of your site. Unlike…
  • The Art and Activity of Trading Pins

    Robin Faircloth
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    There is an art that comes with effective pin trading. This is an activity that focuses not only on the collection and reselling of valuable trading pins but continuous exchanges as well, pin for pin. There are different kinds of pins that circulate in the pin trading circuit including character pins, political buttons, and of course, sports pins. The latter is probably one of the most popular themes there are in this particular endeavor. These pins can be obtained through awarding ceremonies, recognition events, commercial retail, or online exchanges. There are individuals who get started in…
  • Dependability of a Portable Storage Container

    Bradley Underwood
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    What’s so good about metal storage containers nowadays? There are more options to choose from including portable storage container. Unlike before, you need to travel and check the different storage container facilities to get the best one in your opinion. You need to see if they have what it takes to safeguard your things all day and even during weekends and holidays. If you need to retrieve something from your storage container, you need to travel just to get it. Now, you can have your own storage container which also comes with tight security feature right in your property. You…
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    Chair Blog

  • Wegner China Chairs by Johannes Hansen

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Wegner China Chairs by Johannes Hansen Only gradually I start to understand the naming principles of Wegner Chairs. Aparently Johannes Hansen was the first furniture maker Hans Wegner cooperated with. Johannes Hansen Johannes Hansen was a Danish furniture maker who produced furniture between 1940´s-1970´s. Therafter production ceased. However several pieces been sold high-end auctions. An important part of Johannes Hansen’s success has been based on the fruitful cooperation with Hans J. Wegner, which was initiated in 1940. In 1941 the first pieces of furniture designed by Wegner were…
  • Scissor Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Scissor Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret Auctioned by Wright. The Scissor Chairs fetched $3,500. Last update: Thursday, October 30, 2014The post Scissor Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Walnut Lola Chair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Walnut Lola Chair As I said before: This Walnut Lola Chair by Leslie Webb could be a new interpretation of a Frank lloyd Wright or a Hendrik Petrus Berlage chair. Last update: Tuesday, October 28, 2014The post Walnut Lola Chair appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • The Acapulco Chair

    Julia Osovskaya
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Chair Blog is 7,5 years old. This blog might as well be the biggest online chair encyclopedia out there. Is it any surprise that when I need info on a certain chair I first turn to Chair Blog? Now imagine my surprise when even 7,5 years of blogging about chairs didn’t prove to be enough to return any items on my “Acapulco chair” search. I just had to step in and add this one to the collection! The brief history memo on the Apartment Therapy website shares the following: Legend has it that a French tourist was visiting Acapulco in the ’50s and was uncomfortably hot atop a…
  • Franco Albini Wing Chair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Franco Albini Wing Chair At a recent Wright auction this Franco Albini Wing Chair or Tre Pezzi lounge chair fetched $5,625. Last update: Tuesday, October 28, 2014The post Franco Albini Wing Chair appeared first on Chair Blog.
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    Inspiration Lab

  • Anny Wang

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    It’s another one of those fridays where it looks like there’s a black and white movie going on outside. Or actually, fifty shades of grey (no reference!). So colour is indeed needed and I’m looking at Swedish born Anny Wang who actually recides right here in Copenhagen. I’m smitten with the way she uses that kinda glossy 90ies 3D style paired with totally contemporary colours and that trend of highly styled stillebens. It makes it all very fresh, original and modern. Really want a print. See more:
  • Chad Wys

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    Here’s another one of those much beloved artists that work with the contrast between old and new via paintings and my fave diciplines, that I have never done myself; ceramics. I just love the meeting between the old delicate portraits and the big naive paintblobs. See more:
  • Gin 2.0

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:28 pm
    On such a friday, isn’t it time for another booze round up? I’ve been trawling the interweb to give you the very best in my opinion. I did one of these gin round ups before, so if you’re sitting there thinking “Hang on, why didn’t the silly cow put in Hendrick’s?” then it’s because I already did! Now go ahead an pour yourself a GT…well, in a few hours that is, depending on your timezone and your care for political correctness. Which one would you rather look cool pouring from? Have a great weekend!
  • Katja Windau

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    I do think creativity has a lot to do with being able to see beauty and possibilies in everything. Here’s a great example. These pieces by German artist Katja Windau are such beautiful compositions, but it’s “just” foamboards. The colours are so contemporary and I just love the large scale one. See more by Katja:
  • Maser

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    I showed you French streetartist Eltono a few weeks back and somehow I feel that Irish artist Maser is slightly related. It’s colour and geometry on large scale sites and I LOVE it! If that gasstation existed it would be a gathering point for all creatives fuelling up their cars…hmm then again not that many creatives I know own cars, myself included! It’s awesome nevertheless! See more:
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  • Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers

    Christopher Jobson
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Artist Jim Bachor (previously) continued his guerilla effort to remedy Chicago’s pothole problem by creating a number of flower mosaics in streets around the city. Bachor installed four mosaics through this fall while the weather cooperated, but as things get wet and cooler we’ll probably see a bit less of his, uhm, street art. I’m not sure if any of these are still around, but he keeps a list of photos and addresses where each piece was installed. Bachor opens a new exhibition of mosiac art at Packer Schopf Gallery titled “Jentaculum” early next month.
  • Timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

    Christopher Jobson
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Here’s a fun timelapse of the 2014 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (previously) filmed by Knate Myers. The annual event is currently the largest hot air balloon event in the world, seeing over 500 balloon teams take flight over a 9-day period.
  • Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood

    Johnny Strategy
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    In an age of the ubiquitous 3D printer, it’s easy to forget the joy and beauty of handmade craft. Take, for example, the 400-year old Japanese art of creating kokeshi dolls. These traditional wooden figurines were said to have been originally made as souvenirs to sell to people visiting the local hot springs in Northern Japan. Although there are about 10 different styles, each doll is made with an enlarged head and cylindrical body with no arms or legs. In the video, produced by tetotetote, an organization highlighting the arts and crafts of Sendai, Japan, Yasuo Okazaki woodturns solid…
  • Steel Animal Sculptures by Byeong Doo Moon at ‘Sculpture by the Sea’

    Christopher Jobson
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by GCImagery. Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by Deepwarren. Our memory in your place. 2014. Photo by Deepwarren. I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011. I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011. I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011. I have been dreaming to be a tree. 2011. Photo by Francisco Martins. South Korean sculptor Byeong Doo Moon unveiled a new stainless steel sculpture as part of Sculpture by the Sea 2014 earlier this month in Sydney. The intricately welded peacock is titled “Our memory in your place” and is a stylistic…
  • Portraits Painted on Film Negatives by Nick Gentry

    Christopher Jobson
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    British artist Nick Gentry (previously) created a new series of portraits by painting on cut film negatives, part of an ongoing effort to repurpose obsolete media—he’s widely known for his paintings on floppy disks—which he uses as a backdrop for his portraiture. The new pieces are part of an upcoming show titled Synthetic Dreams at Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami in November. You can see some of Gentry’s most recent work in his online gallery.
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • 114 Round and Flat Icons

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    This is a set of 114 round and flat icons in Photoshop PSD format. The icons are designed with attention to details on a 128 x 128 px size for round icons and 84 x 84 px for flat icons. So you will get two versions of the icons, circled and non-circled icons. You can easily edit, resize and change the colors to fit your needs. Buy them and use as royalty-free on your website, prints, mobile apps, and more. What’s included: Each icon is created using Photoshop vector shape layers Layers are properly grouped and named for each icon Formats include .PSD and .PNG Total 228 icons Commercial…
  • Giveaway: Win WordPress Themes from TemplateMonster

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Halloween is almost here. So we thought why don’t we celebrate it with a giveaway? However, this giveaway is mainly aimed at those of you who love WordPress. The point is we have 5 WordPress themes to give away and we’re looking for five winners (one winner will get one WordPress theme from TemplateMonster). Between, this is the second giveaway we’re hosting together with TemplateMonster, and it seems you liked the first one Ok, let’s get to the details of the giveaway How to Enter Do you like an idea of getting a premium WordPress theme for free? It is really easy: all you have to do…
  • 9+ Free Business Card and Tablet Mockups

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s freebie is something that really needs a mention. It’s a set of 9 free business card and tablet mockups that are not only useful but are also very attractive and pleasing to eyes. Isn’t the present eye-catching? The credit for this free resource goes to Tomasz Mazurczak who provides some nice design goodies to the community. Please like and share this page with your friends.    File Format: PSD (Smart object layers) File size: 194 MB Dimensions: 1920×1280 Visit Download Page
  • 5 Free Photoshop Actions For Studio Shots

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    This one is a pretty freebie called Prettify, a special Photoshop action set that includes 5 free actions. These are great for photographs studio portraits. Created in Photoshop CS6, the action effects are non-destructive and completely editable. File Format: .ATN (Photoshop Action) File Size: 465 KB Visit Download Page
  • eCommerce Website and Store App PSD

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    This is just an  awesome freebie of online ecommerce website and mobile app store theme in PSD format. The designs are so sleek and modern that I just thought to share them with you even as we had another resource just some time ago. In this post you’ll find both the web and mobile version themes in the previews below. The PSD files are fully editable and  includes 13 screens for desktop resolution and 6 screens for mobile devices. This could be a perfect theme if you are planning a responsive online clothing store for your next ecommerce website.  The designs are created by Michal…
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    Elaine Biss

  • An Open Letter to Budding Artists

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    In the past few months, I received a number of emails from budding artists asking for advice. One, who I particularly found sweet and endearing, wished she could be "half as successful as" me. Another one thought she would have to give up her life to her art.We live in a time where a small success may seem augmented. Social media has the capacity to echo our 'doings' far beyond than what we could ever reach alone. And, if you are doing it right, you do attain that elusive notion of success.So what advice did I dispense? Un-sugar coated...I can honestly say that this is the best career in the…
  • Demi Lovato #BeRadiant World Tour

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    This past Friday I was a guest at the Demi Lovato World Tour which kicked off right here in Hershey, Pa. I really couldn't tell you how amazing, it was because you had to be there.Demi sings as she takes a panorama picture of the audience.Standing in front of Demi`s WardrobeMKTOBea Miller singing Living in the Real WorldThe positive energy, great opening acts and a fantastic anti-bullying message was enough to get you motivated in your own corner of the world. Her introduction video had a quote that touched the most: "It`s not how hard you get hit. It`s how hard you can get hit and keep…
  • Bloomingdale's Fashion Show

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    IThe Bloomingdale's Fashion Show was amazing! Between the models, the cookies with my image printed and the fantastic music, it was an a spectacular time.Here are some moments and illustrations from the show!!Pre-show moment I like to call "The cookie and me!"My handler for the day, Michelle Rene'!Some pieces ready to go!!DJ Christian L. mixing tunes!Cookies!!Every one got an illustration!!You can see more in my Instagram at,Elaine
  • Dee Ocleppo

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
     I have never seen a purse so cute that it could be a hat. The beautiful Dee Ocleppo, otherwise known as Mrs. Hilfiger on Instagram, loved this piece!!The beauty of these handbags is that you can have 3 looks with one bag. Can you beat that?LoadingLuxe just went next level at @mrshilfiger's launch event at @saksbeverlyhills #DeeOcleppo #zoereporter View on InstagramShe reposted the little drawing I made!!  They are like a work of art!! Get one at
  • The Paris Fair Vector Set

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    The Paris Fair has been 4 years in the making. Carefully extracted from an old book on decorating found on etsy, The Paris Fair follows old style design to a T. From logos, signage and patterns the set comes with 45 ready to use shields, the original 27 separate elements with 6 brushes for your to edit as you wish!I actually spent hours creating shields. Feeling like could spend more time doing this, I decide it to release them and allow you to run away with your creativity and create hundreds more.Created on Adobe CC, it can be opened in earlier versions. Updates (not currently available)…
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    Creative Nerds

  • Best of the web and design in October 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Happy halloween probably not the spooky post that you was expecting, but never the less a quality post featuring some of the very best web and design articles certainly worth reading. Alongside some fresh photoshop and illustrator techniques certainly worth sinking your teeth into. Photoshop tutorials Create a sci-fi robot cyborg in Photoshop In this tutorial, Fabio Sasso shows you some techniques for creating a cyborg from photographic sources in Photoshop, tapping into the movie heritage of the cyborg, but mixing it with the glossy ‘Bleach-Bypass’ look of modern sci-fi TV shows such as…
  • How to create a tilt shift effect in Photoshop

    26 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A short video screen cast tutorial using Photoshop to create a very popular effect tilt shift. The tutorial uses photoshop mask tool, gradient tool and blur filter. It’s a great photo effect, which can be accomplished in photoshop in a matter of minutes. It’s technique which you can incorporate into a wide variety of different projects. The perfect tutorial if your a photoshop newbie. Tutorial Details: Difficulty: Beginner Tutorial estimation time: 4 minuets Program: Photoshop Preview Tutorial:
  • Thick paint acrylic free Photoshop brush set

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A great authentic thick acrylic paint strokes to apply to your designs. The brush set is a really large brush tip size perfect to use in hi-res designs. Another great brush set for you to download for free to incorporate into your design projects. 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 website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this Photoshop brush set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding license…
  • 20 must download free Halloween resources

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Halloween is rapidly approaching. We have created an amazing compilation of some of the very best halloween design resources, which we have even incorporated into our own design projects. The roundup consists of  a great roundup of the best halloween fonts, icons, vectors and patterns. We would love to hear your thoughts on this great little roundup in the comments section below. 1. Zombie icons 2. Halloween Vector Pack 3. SHLOP 4. Simple cute Halloween seamless vector pattern 5. A Seamless Typography Horror Photoshop and illustrator pattern 6. Free Halloween icon set 7. FREE Halloween…
  • Scary Halloween free typography seamless vector pattern

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A great Halloween themed pattern, which incorporates typography and spooky Halloween vector elements into a unique seamless pattern. The pattern is a very bold set it’s more suited to print design, rather than web design projects, but never the less still an amazing free pattern. The pattern includes two different colours red and orange to choose from to use in your projects. 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, without permission from the Creative Nerds team.
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • The Best of BP&O — Business Cards No.4

    Richard Baird
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    The fourth collection of business cards reviewed and published on BP&O. These often balance graphic design, material choice and print finish, and utilise colour, type, form and texture contrast to contribute to a distinctive brand identity. As with earlier sets, this selection includes uncoated and coated papers, edge painted detail, surface embosses, foils, metallic inks, dyed and unbleached boards and duplex material processes. Featured studios include Bond, Two Times Elliott, Freytag Anderson and Graphical House. This post was published as a quick way to browse through…
  • October’s Top 5 Projects 2014

    Richard Baird
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    October’s highlights included Karoshi’s brand identity solution for charity event Reachin’, NB Studio’s packaging treatment for cyder and vinegar brand Aspall, Cast Iron’s logotype, stationery and press pack for online seasonal food advisor Huckle & Goose and Bloks’s brand identity work for Coalition for Engaged Education. However, there were five projects that really stood out and have made it into BP&O’s top five, a feature that brings together the most interesting of each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared.  …
  • Huckle & Goose designed by Cast Iron

    Richard Baird
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Opinion by Robert Holmkvist. Huckle & Goose is an online food service that delivers weekly seasonal recipes to subscribers with the intention of making it simple and easy for the conscientious home cook to plan meals according to what’s in season at the local farmers’ market. Colorado-based Cast Iron Design was appointed to bring Huckle & Goose to life, developing a brand identity which included a press pack, journal and stationery set, an online experience and an interactive web app. The name Huckle & Goose was created by combining the first parts from huckleberries and…
  • Investec 2014 Team Conference designed by Garbett

    Richard Baird
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. International banking specialist and asset management group Investec’s 2014 annual team conference took place in Port Douglas, a coastal town located in the tropical north of Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. The conference’s identity, designed by Sydney-based Garbett, draws on themes of travel, tropical destination and for the most part avoids any hint of corporate convention. This is achieved through simple geometric illustrations across beach towels and tote bags, a bright colour palette,…
  • Bear Paws designed by B&B Studio

    Richard Baird
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Bear Paws is a baked and shaped pure fruit snack range available in four distinct flavour combinations and produced by the British health food brand Bear Nibbles. To draw attention to endangered species such as pandas, polar and sun bears, the brand recently launched a limited edition pack design alongside a pledge to donate 5p per sale to the WWF. This limited edition packaging, which features illustrated character detail and Bear’s distinctive colour palette, was developed by B&B, a London-based design studio who have worked with Bear Nibble since its…
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • DIY Gold-Leafed Log Candleholders

    Alix Adams
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of my favorite fall and winter design trends is the beautiful mixture of metallic and earthy textures. I love holiday trees decked out in sparkly gold ornaments or twinkling silver lights dressing up mantels where warm log fires burn. Rustic and metallic elements are the perfect combo (the Batman and Robin of holiday home decor, if you will). This fall I crafted some log candleholders, but to make them extra glitzy I added gold leafing. I just love the rich texture that the gold leaf paper creates. Supplies Here’s what you’ll need: log slices cut into varying heights; I cut…
  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Halloween Edition”

    Farima Alavi
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option A. For an easy Halloween decor idea, place pillar candles in clear hurricanes and fill halfway with candy corn. Note: For safety reasons, make sure to blow out the candles before it reaches the candy. We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Emily R. is the winner of a 6-quart electric pressure cooker from T-fal. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space and Happy Halloween!
  • 3 Easy DIY Ideas For Making Your Own Quote Art

    Erica Reitman
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I usually like to run all of my DIY projects through the following filter: can a cranky six-year-old with bad hand/eye coordination do this? If the answer is yes: I’m all in. Lately I’ve been feeling inspired by all of the rad quotes I keep seeing on Pinterest and Instagram, and I’ve been on the lookout for some dead easy projects that can help me create some original quote art of my own.  If you’re looking to up your art game, and want to create some original quote-age of your own, here are 3 projects that you (or your six-year-old) should try pronto: 1. Make Quote…
  • Want it Wednesday: A Menswear Mancave

    Trevor Lane
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Maybe it’s the fall weather or maybe it’s the designers I’m following on Instagram (thanks, Erica), but I’m definitely feeling menswear decor lately. From clean lines to tartan, I can’t get enough of the trend. Creating a warm, cozy space that’s both stylish and masculine can be a real challenge. I think that’s why designers like Brian Patrick Flynn and Benjamin Vandiver are so inspiring to me because they can integrate menswear patterns so effortlessly. Now, check out some of my favorite menswear-inspired looks and see what strikes your fancy. Top,…
  • Stop What You’re Doing — It’s National Cat Day!

    Kayla Kitts
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    I was alerted by my dear friend that today is National Cat Day because she knows how much I love my little guy. My handsome cat, D’Artagnan. This (unofficial) national holiday was started in 2005 by pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige to urge the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year, and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate their own cat(s) for the love and companionship they provide us. We know you spoil your cat 365 days a year, but give them a little something extra today for #NationalCatDay. Whether it’s a new toy, (extra)…
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    Dedece Blog

  • Sue Carr

    John Engelen
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    I have a modernist aesthetic I never used wallpaper, shag pile or lava lamps.  I still find carpet hard to use ! The post Sue Carr appeared first on Dedece Blog.
  • The Cherner Chair Company @ dedece

    John Engelen
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Norman Cherner (1920-1987) was truly a renaissance man of the mid century-modern movement — his devotion to teaching, prefabrication and hands-on production probably handicapped him in the race to get into the pantheon of mid century greats. Cherner is recognized as one of the most original of a generation of designers that explored post-war technological innovations in industrial design and architecture. While Charles Eames, George Nelson, et al. were polishing their respective laurels, Cherner was teaching at the Teacher’s College at Columbia University and later became an…
  • Norman Cherner

    John Engelen
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Our primary environmental philosophy is that you will never find a Cherner Chair product in a landfill – the perfect dining chair, it is built to be handed down from generation to generation !!! The post Norman Cherner appeared first on Dedece Blog.
  • Knoll r/evolution ( Pt 4 / 4 ) @ Neocon 2014

    John Engelen
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The 21st century workplace poses one constant:  ” CHANGE “. At NeoCon, the contract industry trade show taking place in Chicago, June 9-11, Knoll is presenting  ” r/evolution workplace™ ” , a platform that illustrates the freedom and opportunity organizations have to re-imagine the workplace by exploring four distinct interior planning approaches -– Perimeter, Core, Efficient and Adaptive. R/evolution workplace embraces the understanding that there is no one “office of the future” and offers planning solutions that address real estate, technology and…
  • Knoll r/evolution ( Pt 3 / 4 ) @ Neocon 2014

    John Engelen
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Every place is a work place In today’s world, work takes place everywhere. Enabled by technology, work is no longer tethered to individual workspaces. Organizations are becoming more open and collaborative to better foster innovation and productivity. And new generations of employees are embracing these changes, creating a more social, diverse workplace of tomorrow. The workplace has become more social Knoll research shows that despite the fact that people can work almost anywhere, they choose to come to the office to connect face to face with co-workers and engage in both planned and…
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    Design42Day Magazine

  • LAB[O], the water bottle by aquaovo

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Whether you spend hours looking at the endless blue sea, explore the underwater world or you simply want to quench your thirst on a hot summer day, there is something in this magical fluid that makes you feel alive and free. Given its undisputed importance, the Aquaovo team has created a collection of water bottles covered in a variety of printed designs, depicting mankind’s relationship with this omnipresent yet mysterious liquid. The illustrations range from the outdated swimming devices to the vintagediving suits to the other retro motives such as people in vintage swimsuits.
  • Rapide by ONEMANDUO

    Ljubica Vidacic
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    When you think of a wheelbarrow, lounge probably isn’t what comes to mind first, but allow the Rapide to change that. The furniture production company hired ONEMANDUO’s design group to create a chair that upgrades your regular backyard afternoon breather. The Rapide comes in two shades, warm tangerine and tender white, and looks like the comfiest blend of the 70s retro and contemporary sleek. But it’s more than a stunner. It’s pragmatic, too! The designers replaced the front two legs with large wooden wheels and placed a handle on the back of the armchair allowing you to move it with…
  • Samsung Level Over Headphones

    Eleonora Sagretti
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Headphones market is about to get saturated, with thousands of brands releasing hyper-sophisticated tools to satisfy the increasingly demanding customers, looking for the perfect marriage between the strongest and deepest sound on one hand, and a soft design touch on the other. With its latest creation, the Level Over headphones, Samsung tries to accomplish this challenging task. As the name of the model suggests, Level Over generate a premium sound quality though an active noise cancellation technology, developed through the 50mm driver unit and the high-quality neodymium magnets used to…
  • Izakaya Kinoya

    Maddalena Tagliapietra
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Izakayas are Japanese casual places where to have a drink and dine with friends, in a relaxed and informal environment. Izakaya Kinoya is exactly the same, but in Montreal, Canada. The latest project of the interior designer Jean de Lessard emulates the original spirit of the izakaya, based on the principle of sharing, between guests, the food that complements alcoholic beverages, and based on the inevitable socialization “shoulder to shoulder” as the place is always full since its opening. “I designed an enclosed space that is totally focused on the business of partying. The design…
  • Furniture by Opiary

    Grace Eire
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    This indoor/outdoor furniture designed by Opiary blends concrete structures and textures with gentle shapes and natural elements. The Drillium Lounger and Club Chair both sport circular openings within their curved outlines. All of the Opiary pieces are constructed by hand in the United States, so although concrete is a very industrial material, the finished products have a natural feeling, with imperfect circles and variations in the pattern of the concrete, which can be finished in Anthracite, Chalk, Portland, or Punalu’u cement. The Queen Anne Table is the most traditional piece in the…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Colorful Illustrations by Natalie Foss

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
     The striking colors of Norwegian artist, Natalie Foss’ illustrations are made with color pencils and  paper. The post Colorful Illustrations by Natalie Foss appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Mud Mural by Yusuke Asai

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Japanese artist Yusuke Asai made this giant dirt mural with different shades of mud collected in the Houston area.   The post Mud Mural by Yusuke Asai appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Awesome Illustrations by Alfonso Ebola

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    These illustrations by Alfonso Ebola are a combination of drawing and digital art. Ebola is very conscious of incorporating surreal and powerful inspirational elements in his work, denoting a triumph of spirit.   The post Awesome Illustrations by Alfonso Ebola appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • A Look at the Minimalist Art Movement

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Minimalist art is a style of art characterized by the pairing down of visual elements. This style began in the New York and became and important part of the American visual arts of the early 1960s. Minimalist art is a reaction to abstract expressionism and attempts to remove the elements of self expression, illusion, metaphor and emotion from the art. The goal was to create art that was solely a visual experience. Abstract geometric shapes are the main feature of minimalist art. Inspiration for minimalist art comes from a variety of artists including Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Georgio…
  • Ultra Realistic Still Life Drawings

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    These ultra realistic still life drawings were done with pencil by French artist, Alexandre Granger. The post Ultra Realistic Still Life Drawings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Pin Snoop

  • Adobe Reader 2015 | PDF Creator and Reader | Free Download

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Adobe Reader 2015 Is the first PDF software in the world this software will help you to read and create PDF ( Portable Document Format ) Files with simple steps or clicks. About Adobe Reader: Adobe Reader lets you to view, make and manage PDF files, Adobe Reader established in 1993 by Adobe company as a first PDF Software with limited features and heavy speed, Adobe Reader Price is 50$ for professional Version and free for freeware version. Adobe Reader contains a lot of useful tools like ( Text Selection, Screenshots, Zoom, Search in PDF documents …. Etc. The New Version of Adobe…
  • GOM Media Player 2015 Free Download

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    GOM Media Player is a free Video Player supports mp3, .m4a, .aac, .ogg, .flac,flv,mp4, mov, mpg, ts, avi, divx, asx, wmv, m4v, dat, ifo, vob, 3gp/3gp2, rm/rmvb, mkv, ogm,.smi, .srt, .rt, .sub (with IDX),.asx, .pls. Additional formats can be played with external codecs. comes with a lot features like audio and video capture, playback speed control, audio and video effects. GOM Media Player have amazing changeable interface comes with many skins, with interface you can personalize your skin and tools. GOM Media Player integrated with codex search feature allows you to search unsupported codecs…
  • How to Fix Hftytf.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    22 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    If you seen Hftytf.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things. What Is Hftytf.exe ? Hftytf.exe is an EXE File Related to Microsoft and Known as generic host process name in Windows Operating system this file located in Windows\System32 and it is not a virus but if you seen this file in another directory you should know…
  • How to Fix svchost.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    20 May 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you seen svchost.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things. What Is svchost.exe ? svchost.exe is an EXE File Related to Microsoft and Known as generic host process name in Windows Operating system this file located in Windows\System32 and it is not a virus but if you seen this file in another directory you should…
  • How to Fix ati2evxx.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    5 May 2014 | 8:29 am
    If you seen ati2evxx.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things. What is ati2evxx.exe ? ati2evxx.exe is an EXE File Related to ATI Technologies and Known as ATI graphics Card driver used to manage ATI Video-card and it is Not a security threat File Details File name: ati2evxx.exe Publisher: ATI Technologies. Product…
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  • DIY Geometric Face Masks

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After being invited to a Halloween party and struggling to come up with costume ideas, Steve Wintercroft sat down with some old cardboard, parcel tape, and a pair of scissors and got to work. With that, a fox mask was born and was a huge hit amongst his friends. Now he’s come up with some […]Via Enpundit.
  • Before & After: Garage Turned Living Space

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    French architecture firm Fabre/de Marien has converted a 441 square foot garage into a comfortable living space located in Bordeaux, France. The project is part of a theme the firm has been working on for five years that centres around the idea to “build the city on the city,” through the transformation of commercial space, storage, warehouse into housing. […]Via Enpundit.
  • Street Art on Train Tracks Throughout Portugal

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (also known as Bordalo II) has created a series of street art over various train tracks throughout Portugal. The art has caught the eye of many, as it offers a bright contrast to the earthy tones of the railways. Visit Bordalo’s website or Facebook page to see more of his work.Via Enpundit.
  • Surreal Underwater Photos Taken Off The Coast of Bali

    14 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong has captured these magnificent photos off the coast of Bali. For the shoot, Von Wong photographed two different models, who were also trained free divers, alongside a 50 year old underwater shipwreck. The images were taken 25 meters below the water’s surface, hence lighting and gear were limited. The main source of […]Via Enpundit.
  • Man Spends Over 10 Years Transforming a Hedge into a Dragon

    29 May 2014 | 5:53 pm
    John Brooker has spent countless hours over the last decade sculpting this hedge into a dragon straight out of a fairytale. The 150 foot hedge is located on his farm in Norfolk. Photographer Damien McFadden has captured these wonderful images of Brooker’s magnificent work.Via Enpundit.
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • Deciphering Shape Psychology for Graphic Design

    Hala Ali
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever wondered why the ‘M’ in the McDonald’s logo has curved ends or why the Nike Swoosh has such a dynamic line? Why is the Delta logo so angular while the Starbucks logo confines its lines to circular? If you are the average Joe the thought has probably never crossed your mind. Unfortunately,…
  • The Psychology of Web Design 101

    Hala Ali
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    The goal of a website is to attract visitors, and then retain them as customers. However, in the budding arena of Internet businesses not many graphic designers and web designers take into account the human element of web design. Any designer worth his or her salt will know that the basis of a great web…
  • Branding and Marketing: Designing the Perfect Brand Profile

    Shyrose Vastani
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Bored of the clichéd branding and marketing ideas? Well, this article provides assistance in designing a great brand introduction for your clients. Marketers endeavor in implementing healthy branding ideas. However, some nail it right while others fail it. This slideshare will benefit designers, marketers and business personnel alike in analyzing their own strategies and self-locating…
  • Tips for Graphic Designers this Halloween: Wild side of Designers

    Shyrose Vastani
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Halloween. The most widely and enthusiastically celebrated occasion of the year brings in festivities for everyone, doesn’t it? While girls and guys scurry around trying to find the most unique costume there is a group amongst them that sits back and relaxes. The designers know they can do well, and even at the last minute…
  • Should you be Marketing to Genders or not?

    Hala Ali
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    So you want to design websites for guys and gals? Want to perhaps introduce some things into your design that will specify your website to a female or male audience? Well stop. That’s going to be the big message of this article, stop trying to design for only one gender. The society today is simply…
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    Stadri Emblems Blog

  • Zombies Gain Traction In Pop Culture and in Custom Patches

    Marisa Brayman
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Since 2010, the village of Saugerties, NY has been experiencing an annual zombie takeover of epic proportions. It’s the largest zombie event of its kind in the Northeastern United States, and it takes place less than ten miles from the Stadri Emblems headquarters. What exactly is a zombie takeover? This particular takeover in Saugerties, NY is a village invasion that has been described as part horror film reenactment and part pub crawl, where zombie enthusiasts come from far and wide and mob the streets, dressing in their most convincing zombie makeup and attire, to sample local shops, take…
  • Heavy Metal Band Creates the First-Ever Embroidered Music Video

    Marisa Brayman
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Have you ever heard of the UK heavy metal trio called Throne? We hadn’t, but we will now forever remember them for something truly epic. For their latest song “Tharsis Sleeps,” they came up with an idea for the music video that will shock even hardcore fans: the first-ever, frame-by-frame, fully-embroidered music video. The band’s singer, Nicos Livesey, an animator himself, had a two-fold inspiration for this video. Seeing an embroidery machine in action at a boat show at the age of 12 left him fascinated with the process of embroidery ever since. More than that, like many…
  • Handpicked: Kelli’s Kuddlers Woven Labels

    Marisa Brayman
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Little is more refreshing than when someone in less-than-favorable or even dire circumstances turns his or her attention toward helping others who are worse off. This is the premise of an organization called Kelli’s Kuddlers. Kelli’s Kuddlers provides handmade fleece blankets to World Relief to help welcome refugees into the U. S. Founder of the organization, Lori Haney, explains: “We started doing this after my 14-year-old daughter was given one of these blankets when she was being treated for chronic Lyme Disease. It was a huge comfort for her.” Little did she know…
  • Rock Stars Agree: Embroidered Patches Add Massive Value To Garments

    Marisa Brayman
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    After only two weeks, Alice Cooper’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” South American tour got off to a rocky start, and we’re not talking about the music.  First, the singer fell ill and had to cancel his first show in over 30 years. He came back and gave one of his most explosive shows to date. But then, after the third show went off without a hitch, things took a turn for the worst when in Brazil his drummer Glen Sobel’s vest was stolen, right after the band had completed a sound check. “But it’s just a vest—why can’t he simply buy another one? Even if it’s expensive, he’s…
  • Customer Highlight: MuttKnee Brace Woven Patches

    Marisa Brayman
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The MuttKnee Brace got started by Daryllanne Franks about twelve years ago, out of necessity to help her dog Muttley, who had injured her knee running around on the snow and ice. As a result of this injury, Muttley could barely walk, and the cost of the surgery suggested by the vet was beyond Daryllanne’s budget. Knowing she had to help her poor dog any way she could, she and her husband decided to design their own brace for Muttley, basing the design on supportive braces for human knees. After a couple of months of wearing the brace, Muttley was able to support her weight once again…
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  • Demand for Robotics Engineers Grows

    Gary Wollenhaupt
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    When we think of a robot, many of us might envision something like Rosie the robot maid from the Jetsons cartoon, a machine designed to do its owner’s bidding with varying degrees of competence and sass. In reality, robots are high-performance machines with a tight grip on our economy and our future, and as they make their way into new industries, there’s a ...
  • 5 High-Tech Costumes for Halloween

    Nancy Pardo
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    iPhone-inspired gore. What does a NASA spaceship engineer do in his spare time? If you’re Mark Rober you create costume business Digital Dudz, then partner up with British company Morphsuits and sell iPhone enabled t-shirts, masks and bodysuits. Buy a Digital Dudes costume from between $25 and $50 and download a free animated-scene app—think moving eyeballs and beating hearts—from Android or iPhone. Put your phone ...
  • Teachers Urged to Feed Demand for IoT Workforce

    Jon Marcus
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    The continued meteoric growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), with billions of connected products worldwide, hinges on a crucial ingredient, speakers said this weekend at the nation’s oldest teachers’ college: a steady supply of developers to build it. Manufacturers are rushing to add sensors and remote controls to products ranging from tractors to sportswear so their customers can be ...
  • This 76-Year-Old Boeing Engineer Just Won’t Quit

    Nancy Langmeyer
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After more than three decades at Boeing, Angelo Truncale is still engineering and sharing stories of the Apollo moon landing with his younger counterparts. “I’m retired, but I still go into the office four to five hours a day, two to three times a week. When I stop having fun, I’ll stop coming back.” The 76-year-old engineer is a missile navigation systems ...
  • Standardizing Tech’s New Wild West, the IoT

    Brant Henne
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    According to futurists like Google’s Ray Kurzweil, the rate of technological innovation is accelerating. Kurzweil’s theory suggests the Internet of Things (IoT) will mature much faster than the evolution of the traditional Internet. Much of the requisite technology—including sensors, chips, transmitter, and app development environments already exists today. Toolkits are available to fast-track development for startups and DYI “makers.” As I mentioned ...
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    HOW Design

  • Jack O’Pacity: Adobe Photoshop CC Tips

    Guest Contributor
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    With Halloween up on us, many of you may be asked to design something for the holiday. Or maybe you’re feeling caught up in the spirit and you want to take a crack at designing something fun for the holiday. We asked the folks at Adobe to provide some Halloween photoshop tips, and they shared a step-by-step guide on how to carve and print a custom-made 3D printed jack-o’-lantern using Photoshop CC.  Before we get started “carving” our Jack-O’-Lantern, you can grab the pumpkin model (PumpkinPSD file) and a very sharp carving knife…(just kidding). Follow the 7 steps…
  • Expert on Poster Design, Part 2

    Amanda Aszman
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In part 1 of our interview with John Foster, principal and superintendent of Bad People Good Things LLC and author of several books including For Sale: Over 200 Innovative Solutions in Packaging Design and 1000 Indie Posters, we saw some of his best poster design and heard about his surprising and successful career. Read on for our Poster Design Competition & Awards judge’s expert tips on what makes great poster design—plus get the details on his favorite posters and designers. You received a Gold Medal from the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington and a Best in…
  • Halloween Costume = Big Prizes from @FreshBooks

    Ilise Benun
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Here’s a good reason to dress up for Halloween — FreshBooks is having a contest and you could win: The gift of time: Get dinner delivered to your doorstep three times a week for a month to free up your evenings for rest and relaxation Cleaning, schmeaning: Take back your weekends by having a house cleaner come to declutter, clean, and get your life back in order The ultimate test drive: Experience life in the fast lane behind the wheel of a luxury car rental The spirit of Halloween future: Win gift certificates to ensure your future Halloweens are spooktacular! Sharing your photo…
  • Feedback and Openness Shape the Guardian Redesign

    Jason Tselentis
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    When Pulitzer Prize winner the Guardian set out to redesign its website, it collaborated with the very people it wanted to reach: its readers. Bringing the work in-house, they used “a mix of agile and Scrum” according to Cecilia Dobbs, vp of products, Guardian US. By releasing a beta with updates made frequently, the entire site redesign was a “very collaborative” process according to Dobbs. After months of research, user input, iteration, and collaboration, the new site went live today. User collaboration was especially important to the redesign, since our reading…
  • Creating a “Better Than Ever” HOW Design Live Program

    Bryn Mooth
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “How are we going to top last year’s program?” HOW community content director Bridgid Agricola says she and the rest of the HOW Design Live programming team asked themselves that question when they began meeting this summer following a hugely successful 2014 event. “It’s a daunting challenge,” she says. “We always meet as a programming team and discuss what the designer working in the field right now is facing, and talk about what they’ll take away from the event. I take that responsibility seriously, to make sure attendees get a great return on their investment in…
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    The Design Range

  • The Journey of Finding a Job in Web Design

    Monique Rivers
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    Finding a job in the design industry can be challenging depending on how prepared you are and how clear you are on what you want. Of course, the most important aspect is experience and most companies are not willing to risk hiring someone without it. Start by getting very familiar with your industry from the inside and preparing yourself with the proper tools for getting employed. Creating your CV It is vital to create a CV and cover letter that will entice potential employers and reflect your creativity. Keep in mind that it’s best to keep it relatively short and that the experience you…
  • 7 Future Trends in Digital Design

    Andy Brattle
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Trends and fashions are difficult to predict at the best of times, least of all with an industry constantly evolving and improving at such a rapid rate like digital design. But the continual increase in mobile and tablet usage helps pinpoint what areas will be improved, and which trends will continue to grow throughout 2014. The continued rise of the Z-Axis Simply put, the z-axis is the plain that exists between the x- and y-axis; in this context it describes the layers that sit above or below one another. As the devices that web pages are browsed on adapt and change with technological…
  • Has CSS Made Us Lazy Designers?

    Alexander Singleton
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ages and ages and ages ago I used to work as Art Director for a music magazine, I think I got about eleven issues under my belt before I decided to leave to do graphic design full time. Every now and again (usually when I’m moving office) I uncover that stack of magazines I kept and have a quick flick through them. The last few were pretty average design wise, certainly nothing to shout about, but the first one or two I did, oh man… they were shit. When I was working on those first few issues, I didn’t really have any idea how a magazine worked in terms of design. I…
  • How to Win at Working from Home

    Alexander Singleton
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:59 am
    Last week I posted an article about the absolute disaster I made of working from home when I first started freelancing and went over some of the reasons why I’ve recently packed in my office to try it again. Thankfully this time round has gone much much smoother, but it’s not been a roll of the dice, this time I knew the pitfalls and have put a few tactics in place to help me sidestep them Indiana Jones style. 1.Make sure your Home Office is a Home Office. Duh right? But seriously, do not think you can run a successful business with your laptop on your knee sat on the couch in front of…
  • How to Make Working from Home a really Shit Decision

    Alexander Singleton
    28 May 2014 | 3:59 am
    When I first started out as a graphic designer many moons ago I did my first few jobs from my bedroom. At the time I was living in Manchester city centre and had a rather nice apartment, I miss that apartment, it had a balcony and everything. However working from there was anything but ideal. In the beginning I thought it was fantastic, I had a commute that was all of three seconds and I didn’t even have to get dressed. Surely, I thought, productivity will be insane. Turns out that was truer than I knew. You see, I’ve said before that I love what I do, and that’s true, but…
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  • Friday Jazz: Halloween playlist

    Manuel Da Ros
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    #fridayjazz Are you ready for the scariest playlist of the year? Boogie Woogie Man by Glen Gray (1940) You’ve Got Me Voodoo’d by Mary Ann McCall (1940) Bogey Wail by Jack Hylton 1929 Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet Danse Macabre to Silent Horror Films The Monsters Hop – Bert Convy (1958) ARCHIE KING – He’s a Vampire Dusty Springfield – Spooky Spooks by Louis Armstrong (1954) House On Haunted Hill – Frank De Vol L'articolo Friday Jazz: Halloween playlist sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Orgatec Colonia

    Manuel Da Ros
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    It has just finished the ORGATEC, leading international trade fair for Office and Facility., which took place from 21 to 25 October in Cologne, Germany. Kristalia was present within the area of the permanent Design Post (Deutz-Mülheim-Str. 22a, 50679 Köln). Take note of the address because it is a permanent space and we are always available to organize tours. L'articolo Orgatec Colonia sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Biennale Interieur – Kortrijk – Belgium

    Manuel Da Ros
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Have just been completed 10 days of events where the best of design has made an appointment to Interier biennial fair in Kortrijk, Belgium. For us it was time to meet old friends and make new ones. It was time also to launch the new project OXO created by designer Xavier Lust that was playing at home. The next meetings will be in January, stay tuned! L'articolo Biennale Interieur – Kortrijk – Belgium sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Friday Jazz from Pharrell Williams to Bryan Ferry

    Manuel Da Ros
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    #fridayjazz our weekly event that speaks of jazz music, but not only. Do you like this playlist? 1. Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind 2. David Bowie – Let’s Dance 3. TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – MFSB featuring The Three Degrees 4. Chic – Soup For One 5. major lance – it’s the beat 6. Fever – Peggy Lee 7. Kelis – Jerk Ribs 8. David Gray – Nos Da Cariad 9. Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance 10. Bobby Hutcherson – Montara 11. Paolo Fresu – Notti Eluse E Attese Deluse L'articolo Friday Jazz from Pharrell…
  • Biennale Interieur Kortrijk

    Manuel Da Ros
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Biennale Interieur 2014 from 17 to 26 october in Kortrijk, Belgium. More than 270 selected international design brands 6 halls and a total of 40,ooo m² at Kortrijk Xpo. A ten-day celebration of contemporary design, product development and innovation. We will present the latest in our collection, in particular, the new OXO family. The new oXo family is the perfect combination between Kristalia’s neverending interest for new production technologies and Xavier Lust’s deep knowledge of aluminium. We are waiting for you at hall 5 stand 532 L'articolo Biennale Interieur Kortrijk sembra…
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    The Springleap Blog

  • Puff Design Challenge
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Puff is on the look out for amazing designs that will be used on their marketing material to captivate and enthral their alternative smoking clientele!   Ready to get creative and designing? We want to see your most inspired designs…   Read on…   Puff offers high quality smoking paraphernalia conveniently to customers in South Africa and around the globe.   With Puff design challenge, there is an opportunity to have your designs or illustrations printed directly onto Puff’s array of promotional marketing material with a total reward of $2000 for the winning…
  • Springleap enables Nestle Content Marketing – Creative Social Content Campaign
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    We recently had the amazing opportunity of collaborating with one of Nestle’s leading ice-cream brands King Cone and their digital agency Gorilla Creative Media to develop creative content for the King Cone social media platforms, Facebook & Twitter.   Having reached out to our creative community, they were set with the exciting endeavor to create graphics that celebrated youth in South Africa with the one, the only ruler…King Cone’s King of Cool!   Do you want to see the designs that made it into the Nestle Content Marketing’s winning spots?   You’re just…
  • Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” Design Challenge
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Two Oceans wine is looking for amazing designs that will be printed onto limited edition wine carrier bags! This is a great opportunity to create designs that will grace the arms of wine drinkers everywhere! Fame, fortune and your design seen in all the right places – sound good? Read on…   The two best designs in Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” design challenge, will each win $1000 and be used on their limited edition cooler bags across South Africa.    Crafted by the African sun and the cool sea breeze, Two Oceans wines are produced in the Western Cape winelands,…
  • Conversations on Creativity 8.0. Event – Cape Town
    29 May 2014 | 12:33 am
    Do you enjoy conversations on creativity, are you in Cape Town this weekend, inspired by creative individuals that have a passion and love for their work and everything they do, want to be part of a day of dialogue, information sharing and entertainment…then look no further than attending the ConversationsonCreativity 8.0 event taking place this Saturday……they have an incredible line up of guest speakers!   Even better news…it’s FREE, so there is no excuse really?!   Be sure not to miss out on Conversations on Creativity, here are all the details on…
  • Cape Town Design Alert: Night of 1000 Drawings (Supportive Pre-Event)

    26 Feb 2014 | 12:55 am
    Yes folks… come one, come all – Night of 1000 Drawings supportive pre-event to the build up to the main event taking place later this year, comes to again Cape Town tonight…   Here are the deets:   1000 Drawings this is a unique fundraising exhibition, where drawings donated by anyone and everyone, are collected and sold to the public.    Twenty Fifty is teaming up with 1000 Drawings – Cape Town yet again to bring you the 3rd instalment of Drink ‘n Draw right here in Cape Town.   Attendance is FREE but please click the link to Get Tickets…
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    Blue Soda Promo Blog

  • Now This is How You Create Buzz at a Tradeshow – Unbounce Does it Right

    Matt Powers
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are obvious reasons why tradeshows are beneficial for both those who choose attend and the exhibitors. It can be a great opportunity for all to learn, network, and generate sales. But to get the most out of an event like this, you can’t just sit back and wait for something good to happen. And while ‘standing out from the crowd’ can be an overused term, it is incredibly vital in a tradeshow setting. We explained how Joel Klettke, a single freelancer, used his creativity and limited budget to generate buzz at MozCon in our last post. However, as exhibitors it’s…
  • How 1 Small Business + 1 Little Promo = 4 Figure Success

    Matt Powers
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Marketing yourself or a small business is tough, but not impossible. We’ve even laid out some basis guidelines to do so in our ebook. And even though we hear of the greatest success stories (Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, etc.), we also know of or have personal experience with the failures. But I’m here to prove to you it doesn’t take a huge team or big budget to get yourself noticed and attract the right customers. Take it from Joel Klettke, one man on a mission to ensure that business copy doesn’t continue to suck.   Joel Klettke is and always has been a…
  • The Time To Invest In Tech Promotional Products Is Now

    Jessica Wysocki
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Let me just work your brain for a minute. As of present day, 1 in 5 people now own at least one smart phone while another 6% of the worldwide populations own a tablet and/or other touch screen device. This estimates to 1.5 billion smart phones active in the world as of today. Now take a look at these statistics from a marketing standpoint. You are looking to create a campaign that appeals to trends and what is hot: at the moment, so you are going to ask yourself, how can I appeal my product/service/company to these trends to create a powerful impression? Well the answer my friends, which is…
  • How Netflix Chose to Promote Orange is the New Black with Promotional Products

    Matt Powers
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Netflix is quickly risen to the top of movie rental industry. Combined with their streaming video service they have all but demolished the conventional video rental store. Their convenient pricing and easy to use website allows subscribers to watch almost every movie/television show on demand in a moment’s notice. Yet, Netflix never seems to be satisfied with their product at hand. They now have stepped into the realm of original programming. They have resurrected cult favorites like Arrested Development and The Killing and recruited big names such as Kevin Spacey and David Fincher to…
  • Two Excellent Promotional Campaign Examples That Will Help Boost Your Social Media

    Matt Powers
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    Promotional products are typically thought of as a great marketing tactic when trying to get your business in the (real) face of consumers. Which is true. A tangible product, that people find useful or entertaining help businesses gain repeat impressions and brand recognition. However, there is a belief from some that these type of products cannot help your online presence. Which is completely false. The following two examples will prove that not only can promotional products can increase a business’s online visibility, but also boost their social media as well. The Rubber Duck Campaign…
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  • 10 essential zombie apocalypse escape route maps. Be prepared.

    Cameron Chapman
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever wondered what your evacuation route and destination should be in the event of a zombie apocalypse? (Who hasn’t, right?) Well, now you can not only have that information handy, but also beautifully. DesignDifferent has created a series of zombie apocalypse “safe zone” maps, for cities throughout the world. Not only do they show the safest destination from a given location, but also a rough route of how to get there. Cities available include Sydney, Newark, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Paris, Montreal and many more. And if your city isn’t…
  • A terrifying look at the faces that make Hitchcock’s horror films

    Steph Guinan
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Artists are not the only ones who creatively explore faces. Movies and television may not use paintbrushes to communicate facial expression, but they do use camera framing, lighting, acting, and other techniques to create a shot and convey an emotion. Criterion Collection recently put out a short clip that splices together the facial focus of Hitchcock’s films. Titled ‘Eyes of Hitchcock,’ the short film shows how the actor’s gaze and very subtle movements create the heart-racing feeling of a horror film. Check out the video below as well as some animated GIFs by The…
  • Eerie paintings depict a futuristic world inhabited by robots

    J Hudson
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag has created a series of science fiction inspired paintings that show a world inhabited by both humans and machines. Those machines are robots that move around and cohabitate with humans in their daily lives. The paintings look like snapshots of present day society, but with the robots moving through the snowy yards and streets of suburbia, like sentinels watching us. The combination of large mobile robots beside children playing creates a sense of danger and elicits a fear of what might happen if machines continue to evolve with the help of humans. Source
  • Creepy handmade dolls embody the spirit of Halloween

    Cameron Chapman
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Marianna Nardin, the founder of Circus of Lost Dolls, creates unique macabre art dolls from clay and other materials. Her creations started out as a hobby and private collection, but she has since started selling some of her work through her Etsy shop. The dolls themselves are spooky and unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere. While some macabre art dolls are almost over the top in their grotesqueness, Circus of Lost Dolls are more understated, and something you could keep on display all year round (rather than just breaking them out for the Halloween season). Marianna is a graduate of…
  • Dangerous-looking popsicles designed to look like cacti and viruses

    Justin Crowe
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this study that appears to be part-social experiment and part-fun project, creative organization Bold or Italics has made dangerous-looking popsicles. The group found volatile shapes in nature like cacti and viruses and turned them into irresistible snacks. Bold or Italics fed these scary treats to excited people and observed their experience. Judging by the video, the subjects seem to be oblivious to the scary shapes and colors and just really pumped-up about the snack. See the entire fascinating process of design, production and eating below! Click here to view the embedded video.
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Vahika! Six New Free Fonts

    Foster D. Coburn III
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    How many times have you heard someone say Eureka when they found a great solution? When I saw the name Vahika on today's six free fonts, the similarity in the words immediately came to mind. So shout it out loud and get some new 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? 1 year ago, the free font was Were Beast.2 years ago, the free font was Mister…
  • Make a Plan In Case Unexpected Events Hit

    Foster D. Coburn III
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are times you just assume everything will work. Then the unexpected happens and it doesn't work. I had one of those unexpected events about a week ago when I tried to go somewhere and my garage door wouldn't open. I tried with the electric opener and I tried it in manual mode. One of the springs had broken and so I was a prisoner in my house, at least if I wanted to drive anywhere. A couple of days ago we needed to scan a document to PDF. The way that our office machine works is that it scans the PDF and then e-mails it to us. It just wouldn't work. Then the lightbulb came on and we…
  • Watch HDMI Source Video on Two Screens

    Foster D. Coburn III
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We all have various video sources. It could be a computer's video card, a cable/satellite box or most anything else that provides video. But what happens if you have one source and you want the video to appear on two screens? Typically you are out of luck! That's where an HDMI splitter can be helpful. The OREI HDMI Splitter shown here plugs into your video source and provides two separate HDMI signals. While there are less expensive options, they don't always follow the latest HDMI protocols. And this product sells for under $22 at Amazon so it isn't that expensive. This little box can be…
  • Two Things That Really Caught My Attention at the SGIA Expo

    Foster D. Coburn III
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week I made a quick trip to Las Vegas to check out some of the latest and greatest in the world of graphics at the SGIA Show. Many of the vendors were showing new and improved machinery for outputting graphics in every way imaginable. Those things didn't get me particularly excited as they were evolutionary. There were two things I saw that truly caught my attention. The first was in the 3M booth where they were showing how the same material used in vehicle wraps could be applied to a rough surface such as a brick wall (see photo at right). I was at the show with a friend who does…
  • Disconnect Backup Drives To Protect Data

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A couple of days ago I told you Cryptolocker Strikes, The Price Has Gone Up. The bad part about Cryptolocker and its variants is that they will encrypt every attached drive on your system. Therefore if you want a backup to be truly safe in case of disaster, the backup drive must be disconnected. The safest method is to back up your data and immediately disconnect the drive. If you want to risk it a bit, you could wait to disconnect when you realize you've been infected. But if you don't do it soon enough, you'll lose the bet and your backup will get encrypted. If you read the horror story I…
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Get cosy with flannelette sheets this winter!

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    The cold weather is setting in and here at Tony’s we think there is nothing better than a flannelette set to keep you warm this winter. We have a great range of flannelette products for you to choose from, here are our favourites: Flannelette Alpine Nordic Grey Quilt Duvet Cover This is a lovely warm, cosy brushed cotton flannelette duvet cover with a grey and white alpine pattern on it. The cover is available as a single, double or king and will definitely keep you warm on the coldest off nights. Baby Flannelette Fitted Sheet Blue This flannelette sheet set is made from the finest 100%…
  • Simple ways to make big changes in your new home

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Decorating your new home doesn’t have to be an expensive and lengthy process that will have you tearing your hair out. Making small changes to your new home will make a big difference! Bring in chic accessories and decorate your interior with your own personal style to create your dream home in no time at all. We spend a third of our lifetime asleep, so seen as you’ll be spending a lot of time in bed, we recommend purchasing a quality duvet for your new home. Remember – the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. A simple way to style up your bedroom is with a funky duvet cover; it will…
  • 10 ways to become more energy efficient

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Making small changes in your home can help to create a cleaner and greener environment as well as save on those pricey energy bills. It can be done without breaking the bank, here are a few simple ways of cutting down your energy costs: Change to energy saving light bulbs They last 10x longer than a standard bulb and can save you £40 per bulb installed. Don’t overfill your kettle Only fill the kettle with the minimum amount needed to save energy. Unplug devices not in use Devices continue to draw power even when they’re in standby mode or not in use, this is known as ‘vampire power’.
  • The best way to create the illusion of space

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Mirrors are a godsend to interior designers creating the illusion of depth, brightening and adding an interesting design element to any space. A perfectly styled, placed and angled mirror can work wonders on a small or darkened room by completely transforming how the room looks. We all know it’s an optical illusion, but mirrors can add square footage without the cost of knocking down walls. Placing a mirror on a wall opposite a window or entrance will reflect incoming light and brighten the room. A bold, decorative or oversized mirror can become a great visual focal point. Remember to…
  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    All this talk of decorating has worked up a bit of an appetite at Tony’s HQ and we fancied a bit of a barbecue. This recipe is dead simple. Make the sauce the night before, turn on the slow cooker at breakfast time and by the time you come home from work it’s ready to go. Serve with chips, corn and breadrolls…yum! Ingredients 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder and for the BBQ sauce you need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 3 chopped garlic cloves 400g tin chopped tomatoes 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp Chipotle sauce 3 tbsp sherry vinegar First…
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    France & S­øn

  • In this edition of Street Seats we whipped out one of our more...

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    In this edition of Street Seats we whipped out one of our more comfortable lounge chairs. The LC3 by French Designer Le Corbusier is a mid century classic. This designs is usually upholstery with leather, but this reproduction uses a soft and cozy cashmere blended wool. We wanted to see what the NYC community thought. Did they find this chair as comfortable as we did? Did they think it was cool? We had a lot of sitters, and most were pretty impressed with the chair. The people of NYC are so beautiful and photogenic…or maybe it’s just out photographer working his magic.
  • Frenchies Corner:  Frenchie explores this mid century Pelican...

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Frenchies Corner:  Frenchie explores this mid century Pelican Lounge Chair by Finn Juhl. It looks like he’s a little scared of the unique chair, because he refused to touch it…he kept to himself on the Warren Platner designed side table. While the chair looks a little intimitating, it is actually very comfortable. Covered in a high qualitry, wool-blended upholstery that is soft and cozy. The over-sized arms wrap around you, and the high density foam provides firm support for the back. 
  • Street Seats: October 20th, 2014 Featured Seat: Jean...

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Street Seats: October 20th, 2014 Featured Seat: Jean Prouve Fauteuil de Salon Armchair Along with being the most populous city in the United States and one of the highest urban agglomerations in the world, New York City is a global power city and is the cultural and financial capital of the world. We loaded up a van full of furniture, hopped in, and took a sight seeing trip around the streets of New York. Click here for more!
  • DSW Eiffel Chairs with Walnut and Chrome...

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    DSW Eiffel Chairs with Walnut and Chrome Legs.
  • Modern Living Room Set by franceandson featuring a white accent...

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Modern Living Room Set by franceandson featuring a white accent tableBlack lounge chair / White accent table / White side table / PK31 Two Seater Sofa / Reference Side Table / PK22 Black / Thee-Arm MCL-R3 Ceiling Lamp Black / Polygon Clock / Wire Base Low Table Black Top / Mid Century Pair of Geesese Figurines in Teak
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    Top Creative Works

  • i-drop eyedropper

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    The biggest feature of i-drop eyedropper is that its bottle cap is a two-legged support, which can help you to open the upper and lower eyelids and then drip the eye drops into your eyes accurately. In this process, it can avoid bacteria contact with eyes and keep a safe distance between eyedropper and eyeball. Designed by Eunyoung Lee and Kwangtack Lee. You Might Also LikeSoda valveLegless CorkscrewDual-purpose bull bottle openerPoptop wine stopperCreative bottle opener 1-25
  • FollowMe, portable rechargeable table lamp

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    FollowMe is a portable table lamp, the lampshade and base are made of white polycarbonate plastic, both of which are connected by an oak wood handle, the lamp can be used for indoor and outdoor. Its light source is LED, users can also adjust the brightness of the light through the light regulator that comes with. Designed by the Spain Inma Bermúdez design studio for Marset. You Might Also LikeQuercus table lampPokko table lampCobra TUBE table lampCrytaLED table lampPhylum table lamp
  • Link shelf by Studio Hausen

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Based on the traditional hanging shelf, Berlin design company Studio Hausen redesigned it and designed a new shelf system named Link Shelf. Each shelf system includes four blocks of white ash wood boards with the same thickness and width, different length, and some triangle, square and rectangular firmware that made of carbon steel wire. You Might Also LikeCORE axeFollowMe, portable rechargeable table lampO’ Clock, wood and cork clockCrytaLED table lampLightspace light
  • Door Hangers

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    In daily life, the hangers people used seem to be all the same, to make a change, the designer Hiicis designed this humanoid hook, which looks like a man strugging on the cliff, very interesting. You Might Also LikeSoda valveWhale VaseSwitch magnetTibou door handleFlies daily life
  • Blow ceiling fan with light

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Inspired by the falling maple leaves, the designer Ferdi Giardini designed a ceiling fan with light called Blow for Italy brand Luceplan. The ceiling fan blades are made with transparent plastic, available in blue, green and orange. Users can freely combine ceiling fan after selected different colors of blades or print some personalized patterns on the blade, such as maple leaves. Blow is composed of adjustable halogen light, high-speed motor and blades, which is 40 cm in height, light diameter is 24 cm and the blade diameter is 140 cm. Users can install Blow in the living room, bedroom or…
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  • Wes Anderson: Perfect Screen Shots

    Irene Escribano
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Wes Anderson movies are known for their distinctive visual and narrative style. Even if your interests don’t tend towards indie cinema, you probably know his movies. A technical precision focused on symmetry and his love for patterns and palettes taken to a whole new level is what makes every shot perfect. Enjoy your set-designer side with this selection of movie shots that could simply be photography.   Bottle Rocket (1996)   Rushmore (1998)   The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)   The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)   The Darjeeling Limited (2007)   Hotel…
  • Irene Becker: “Creating handmade products is a way to defend and demonstrate our real talent”

    Sara Pérez
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    It’s Friday! Brilliant Friday! And like every Friday in September, feminine jewels bright up Triitme! To make the most out of this exquisite campaign, we talked a little bit more with one of our beloved jewellers, Becker & Co! We talked about the creative process, the way she chooses the stones and the celebs she would love to “dress up” with her designs. *Pop-up stores are more and more popular and Becker & Co doesn’t miss one: Nomada Market, Ciento y Pico Market, New Town Market, Mercado Central de Diseño… Tell us the way the have influenced your professional…
  • Neo2 Magazine launches its digital edition for free

    Sara Pérez
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Neo2 was born in 1994 like a fanzine called Neomanía created by Ipsum Planet, a creative studio based in Madrid. It was printed in a format that was a little bit larger than A-5 and only in two colours. The fanzine’s first edition was subtitled “Long life to the finest underground” which was a declaration of principles. Step by step, with effort and reinvestment, they moved from duotones to a four-colour process, from small format to a larger one, from one to ten issues a year. Nowadays, Neo2 keeps on being an independent magazine -100% Spanish-, which focuses on creativity in all…
  • Maya Lin: “I focus on what we are loosing to wake us up, to get us to act”

    Carlota Torres
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    The Spanish Pyrenees, the Everest and the Himalayas, the Seine and Tagus rivers… All of these geographic elements are conceptually portrayed in Rivers and Mountains, Maya Lin’s first exhibition in Madrid and also in the Spanish territory. This North American prominent artist and architect approaches landscapes, geography and -in summary- the Earth’s natural resources from a critical perspective. From an environmental optics, with these 23 works showcased at the Ivorypress gallery, Lin wanted to “focus on what we are loosing to wake us up, to get us to act”, she explains. As we run…
  • Leica retrieves tradition for its latest release

    Sara Pérez
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    2014 is an important year for Leica. The brand turns 100 years and its famous series M turns 60. Because of this, they have decided to release a very special edition, an authentic recreation of the legendary M. In these days, a digital camera without LCD screen and without an advanced menu of options is not common at all. However, this is how the recently launched M Edition 60 is built; a camera that only features basic yet essential options like speed, lens opening, sensibility and white balance. At first sight, the more complete the camera is, the better it is but this motto is starting to…
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  • 25 Red Rose Wallpapers For Lovers

    Sania Shah
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Red rose is a beautiful of all other rose flowers and there is a great importance of this flower. This red colored rose can be considered as a sign of love. Mostly girls are more interested in this flower. Lovers give each other these roses on many occasions. On Valentine’s Day lovers give each other red roses and cards printed red rose pictures. There are exhibitions of flowers in many countries where large number of people come to see the beautiful, colorful flowers. Source Link
  • 7 online tools to create impressive resumes / CV’s

    ilcho bogdanovski
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    7 online tools to create impressive resumes / CV’s. An effective way to make professional Resumes and CV’s in seconds Source Link
  • Creative Interactive Resume Designs

    ilcho bogdanovski
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Collection of amazing interactive resume designs with and accent of creativity, design and writing skills that step out from the crowd. Visit Source
  • Cute Quadruped Monster Illustrator Tutorial

    ilcho bogdanovski
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    Really cool and easy to follow quadruped monster illustrator tutorial from MakeSimpleDesigns. This is step by step Adobe Illustrator Tutorial. Visit Source
  • 30 Free Amazing PSD Loading and Progress Bar Designs

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Looking for free free loading or progress bar or even to inspire your self? if your answer is yes then this post will help, we find for you 30 free amazing PSD loading and progress bar designs that can be used in your next webdesign works, you will find different designs that you could choose. Visit Source
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  • The Beast is Back

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Bebas Neue, Montserrat, Bitter
  • Generation Press

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Poynings, Graphik, Courier Prime
  • Mijlo

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Century Schoolbook, Avenir, Open Sans
  • Themes Kingdom

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Lovelo, Montserrat, Open Sans
  • Future Father

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Clarendon, Futura, Bookman
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    Vector logos and Logotypes free download - » Free Vector Logo

  • Snoopy vector free download

    Dian N
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Snoopy vector .EPS, .AI, .. Download Snoopy vector for free. The Snoopy original vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format. The post Snoopy vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Tiffany vector logo free

    Dian N
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Tiffany vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Tiffany current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Tiffany vector logo free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • SoundCloud logo vector free

    Dian N
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    SoundCloud vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo SoundCloud vector in Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) file format The post SoundCloud logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Linux CentOS logo vector free

    Dian N
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Linux CentOS vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo CentOS vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Linux CentOS logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Utah Jazz logo vector free

    Dian N
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Utah Jazz vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Utah Jazz vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Utah Jazz logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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  • Patio Renovation and Makeover

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    For the last couple years the back patio has been our labor of love (and hate). We’ve had some frustrating times and tears might have been shed, decks and stairs built, ripped out and rebuilt again. It was a wild ride, but I’m happy to report, IT’S COMPLETE, and I’m happy as a clam. Well, minus furniture it’s complete, but I had to save something for next year. When we bought the house we had no idea the condition the back patio was in because it was covered in about 2 feet of snow. Note to self, never, ever buy a home in the middle of winter. It’s…
  • Bluelounge at Target Giveaway!!!

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    I briefly mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working on a separate work area in the house dedicated to the blog. Mainly a separate desk space and small photography studio. Life gets busy though and that’s how disaster zones happen. I start to focus too much on the new office space and not as much on the everyday space. Suddenly, there are cables lying everywhere…on the floor, wires here, wires there, tangled up in crazy. Where’s my laptop? Under the sofa? Awesome! Ya, not so much. Can’t find my phone charger…as a matter of fact, I can’t seem to…
  • Surprise, It’s Your Birthday!

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    Well, not really. My birthday is actually a couple weeks away, but last weekend The Boy pull one over on me. Which I have to be honest with you…is not an easy task. I can sense anything unusual happening in the house like a hipster without his beard and beanie. I knew something was up because I asked him if I could go to the Kinfolk Weekend Retreat at Camp Wandawega. Oh sure, of course, have fun…wait, what weekend are we talkin’ about here? October 17-18. Suddenly a look of panic crossed his face, and he says, “That’s opening weekend for duck hunting.”…
  • DIY Blog Tour

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Hey guys! Hope you are having an awesome week! So I have kind of a different post today. Last week I received a sweet email from my new blogger friends Foxtail + Moss asking me if I wanted to participate in a DIY Blog Tour. Ummm, really? YES PLEASE! They too are from Chicago, and I heart their work so much; how could I say no? (Seriously, these girls kick some serious DIY butt, and I’m completely honored they even consider me!) The girls sent me a few questions which I’ve answered below and then I’m handing you off to my favorite DIY blogger. That might just have been the…
  • Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    So a few weeks ago while glamping at Camp Wandawega, we ate at The Duck Inn, and I ordered a Brandy Old-Fashioned Sweet. Unless you live in Wisconsin, it’s hard to find a bartender who can mix up a good one. So upon my return from Badger country, I took matters into my own hands. MORE AFTER THE JUMP Back in the day, I was a bartender, and I must say, I could whip up a good one! Today I’m going to share a bit of Wisconsin deliciousness with ya! So grab your Korbel and cherries…let’s get mixing! But before I give you the recipe, can we just take a moment to soak in the…
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    Darren Barnard

  • Mind-Blowing Illusion Makes A Pile Of Trash into a Master Piece

    Darren Barnard
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Mind-Blowing Illusion Makes A Pile Of Trash into a Master Piece Like the saying goes one trash is another mans treasure, well in this case art work. Bernard Pras is the artist who used forced perspective to create this impressive optical illusion. What may look like a portrait of a man at first glance, is actually a pile of trash precisely put together to deceive the viewer. Bernard Portrait of Ferdinand Cheval, a French post man who’s well-known for spending 33 years building Le Palais Idéal in France is made out of every day trash. The portrait made out of everyday objects depicts…
  • Incredibly Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures

    Darren Barnard
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Incredibly Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures Have you ever look at some clay or ceramic sculptures and thought mmmmm that’s delicious. If not Kim an artist from USA makes the most delicious looking miniature food sculptures.Kim makes these miniature clay food masterpieces for dollhouses as a hobby. She uses clay, a needle, colored chalk pastels, a rock and a razor blade to create these delicious looking masterpieces. She Say It takes 1-3 hours to complete one item, depending on the complexity of the miniature.  & “Every time I make something new I always try to add something…
  • This Interactive Designer Cloud Lamp

    Darren Barnard
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    This Interactive Designer Cloud Lamp Richard Clarkson an industrial designer creates a wonderful audiovisual Cloud lamp that brings all of the thunder but none of the rain of a summer storm to your home’s interior. The “Cloud” thunder storm lamp and speaker system looks like a rain cloud on a leash that can even interact with people and sounds around it. This smart little creative lamp is replete with lights, motion sensors, microphones, and a powerful speaker system. A remote control allows user to set it to different modes, getting it to act like a simple thunder cloud, to respond to…
  • The worlds largest Koi Pond

    Darren Barnard
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    The worlds largest Koi Pond Now when you think of a Koi Pond you think, Little pond in someones backyard. In Bangkok, Thailand has an abandoned mall that seems to house the largest koi pond. Behind the walls of the abandoned mall  thousands of fish,  roam freely and call the places home. ( Does sound like something out of a horror movie). The mall was closed in 1997, and a fire in 1999 left it without a roof. During the rainy season, the mall quickly flooded with water, which created a perfect environment for a mosquito outbreak in the area. To get rid of them, the locals came up with a…
  • Furniture or Art – Designer River Like Tables

    Darren Barnard
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Furniture or Art – Designer River Like Tables Greg Klassens’s a very talented Washington-based artist  / furniture-maker  designs the most amazing furniture.  He choice of materials are wood and glass. He creates an amazing contract between the too by using the natural out-line of the wood and filling the  rest with glass. This results in a river-Like table. Greg Klassen’s beautiful river- and lake-like desks and tables straddle the line between furniture and art. Klassen, who has a degree in theology, writes, “I try to marry the natural beauty of the wood with the…
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  • 30+ Free Coming Soon and Under Construction Templates

    DesignCular Team
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Are you building a website for your firm, your work, yourself, or just a blog? But, you need to spread the name of the site already? For an example, you might need to get the website credentials printed on your business cards, flyers, etc.? In that case, it becomes very important to be building an “Under construction” page on your site, before it gets live. Not just because it looks … The post 30+ Free Coming Soon and Under Construction Templates appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 25 Creative Yellow Business Cards for Inspiration

    DesignCular Team
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    A business card reveals a lot about you. It tells your clients and the people about your professional identity, of what you offer, and what you actually do. A business card brings in more than 50% of your business. A business card must be eye catching, must be creative, which makes the card look different from all, and which will leave a clear impression of the person who gave it. … The post 25 Creative Yellow Business Cards for Inspiration appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 25 Amazing Diwali Pictures

    DesignCular Team
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    As far as Indian Culture goes we believe in celebrating each and every festival with absolute zeal and enthusiasm. One festival, which is otherwise popularly known as the festival of lights, which again happens to be a huge favorite among Indian citizens of all age groups at large is nothing, but the festival of Diwali. Diwali today is much more than just sweets and crackers. Diwali today is about togetherness, … The post 25 Amazing Diwali Pictures appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 25 Amazing Letterhead Designs for Inspiration

    DesignCular Team
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    All your professional paper conversations are supposed to be done on a letter pad. A letter pad is just like a printing paper having the credentials of your company, or yourself embarked, making it as good as a legal signature from your side, until you mention it. A good letter pad leaves a wonderful impression on the person at the receiving end, and stuff like this is very much important … The post 25 Amazing Letterhead Designs for Inspiration appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 25 Beautiful WordPress Wedding Blog Themes

    DesignCular Team
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    When two people unite for life, get committed to live and die for each other, that is the most wonderful time of life, termed as marriage. A marriage is the biggest moment in anyone’s life. It joins two hearts, two souls forever. Anything related to the wedding must be amazingly beautiful. Everything about it should be special. If the venue, the dishes, the dresses, everything about weddings are exclusively amazing, … The post 25 Beautiful WordPress Wedding Blog Themes appeared first on DesignCular.
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  • Give Your Clients Something to Remember You By With Posters

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If there is one thing that just about every business in the world can do better at the moment, it’s advertising. People are more sceptical than ever about people who deal with things like posters as an advertising method, so making sure that you hit the right notes and make sure that your clients feel like the can trust you is very important. If you are trying to give your clients a way to remember you by, then a professionally designed poster can be a good bit of memorabilia for the person in question. However, you can’t force a poster on them that they don’t like or want – if you…
  • The Effectiveness of Professional Flyers

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Professional flyer services have been used by many businesses in a lot of different departments for many years. It’s one of the most effective marketing techniques that you can use, as a professional flyer have the opportunity to really leave behind your competitors and get people turning to you instead. Whether it’s a restaurant, a night club or even a chiropractor that you run, professional flyers can really change the direction and strength of your business for many, many years to come. Are you using professional flyers at the moment to promote your business? If not, you are literally…
  • Build your brand with calendars and increase sales for a whole twelve months

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Are you looking to increase the visibility of your business? If so, then using various “brand building” techniques might be one of your best bets. Not only are brand building techniques incredibly important to sustaining a long-term look and design for your business (your brand), they give you the chance to make even more money via product sales.What about calendars? Have you ever thought about giving away promotional calendars? Or even selling them? Business calendars are a common purchase for people who visit websites and gift shops and can be a good way to unconsciously cement yourself…
  • We've slashed our prices even more!

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're dedicated to providing you with the best products at the best prices, so to that end, we've slashed the prices on around half our products making your marketing budget stretch even further and ultimately achieving a bigger return on your investment. And we're not just talking a few pence here and there ... we mean you will save pounds!  All of the prices we've cut have dropped by at least 10% and some nearly 25%! Products that have been reduced include:  Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Letterheads, Wall Calendars, Desk…
  • 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Business Cards

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Every business should be left in no doubt about how important having  business cards can be. They give you the opportunity you need to really boost your business’ credentials and give potential clients or even business partners a means of contacting you in the future. Business cards play an important networking role in the modern environment, and it’s important that businesses the world around are able to capitalise on this type of effective and decisive marketing technique – so what’s so powerful about having business cards? If you aren’t sure, here are three sure-fire reasons…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the year winds down and the air gradually gets colder, we’re reminded that it’s time to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter months. Granite Transformations has compiled a checklist of essential tips to guide you through a smooth transition to winter. Clean Out Your Gutters: Once the autumn leaves have fallen, clean them and all other debris from your gutters either by hand, scraper or spatula, and then hose them out completely with a good rinse. Check for any leaks or misaligned pipes and make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from your foundation. Having clean gutters…
  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season. Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home: Pumpkin Balloons All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces…
  • Keep Your Jewelry Appraisals Up-To-Date to Save Money!

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    In today’s market, keeping your jewelry appraisals up-to-date on your insurance policy can save you money in the case of an unfortunate event. More than $1 billion in jewelry is lost or stolen in the United States every year. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported that 59% of consumers have not compiled a list or inventory of their possessions. Of those that did, 27% did not include photos and 28% did not have a backup copy kept in a safe place. Whether it’s emotional or monetary, protecting your assets and taking the time to appraise,…
  • Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen that will never go out of style. 1. Cabinetry: White or cream-colored cabinets define a timeless, classic kitchen style that will match nearly any countertop or backsplash. 2. Clean Architectural Details: Simple, classic details (like islands with legs,…
  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
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  • Bratislava Loft Apartment by Studio GutGut

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    This contemporary and multifunctional “space for art”, situated in central Bratislava, had been refurbished and turn from four roomed apartment into an open loft – like space with different functions from the young studio “gutgut“. The space is vast and clear with minimalistic furnishing but with intriguing materials, textures and construct elements. The owner’s desire for loft that accommodates many functions – a living quarter, an art exhibiting premise; a studio occupied my several craftsmen and artist – required different space arrangement and dynamic of functions.
  • Filigrana – a Refined Collection of New Decorations for Kreoo Bath

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Three new decorative finishes and fittings with strong expressive value enrich (as an option) all the models of Nabhi collection, the system for bathroom extremely flexible for shape, size, materials and finishing. Applicable on the external side of bowls and washbasins, the collection of finishing called Filigrana is a universe of tactile sensations and play of lights, a sensory – aesthetic seduction that is expressed into three decors: Read the rest of Filigrana – a Refined Collection of New Decorations for Kreoo Bath originally posted on © -…
  • Fresh and Colorful Cheese Bar by Jose Manuel Ferrero

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Fresh and young, dynamically and colorfully amusing the new Poncelet Cheese Bar Barcelona, located inside hotel Melia Sarria is one vivid jewel of the culinary world. The design studio estudi{H}ac had created one unique and inspired interior with contemporary dash and entertaining details. The impressive design approach starts with the facade of the Bar with its wooden diamond framework and intriguing appearance. The inside of the architectural space offers smooth curves, abundance of high-quality materials (natural oak, marble, cooper and sophisticated textures) and unique lighting…
  • Bright Bedroom Color Palettes – 12 Examples

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The key to a bright bedroom color palettes is to not overdo any single element. If you choose a monochromatic color scheme, mix up textures and patterns. If you go with a bold color mix, offset it with an empty wall or neutral bed linens. Read the rest of Bright Bedroom Color Palettes – 12 Examples originally posted on © - 2014.
  • Loft Apartment KaiF by FORM Architects Bureau

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Apartment KaiF with area of ​​120 square meters located in a residential complex in Kiev by Victoria Shkliar and Olga Antontseva representing FORM architects bureau. Read the rest of Loft Apartment KaiF by FORM Architects Bureau originally posted on © - 2014.
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    px Magazine

  • How to hire your first employee

    Tom Nagel
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Aside from making the decision to quit your job and start your own business, hiring your first employee can be one of the scariest and most exciting moments in the career of an entrepreneur. If it’s done wrong, it can cost a considerable amount of money and possibly put the survival of your business on the line. If it’s done right, it can potentially be the first big step on your company’s path toward explosive growth. If you’ve decided it’s time for your business to grow and you’d like to know how to hire your first employee, here’s a basic outline…
  • “I” vs. “we” for the small business owner

    Tom Nagel
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the past year or two I’ve read a few books and articles that encourage freelance designers and small business owners to avoid referring to themselves in the plural as a way of making their operation look bigger than it really is. For example, if you’re a sole proprietor, the argument is that there’s nothing wrong with saying “I provide website and graphic design services” instead of “We provide website and graphic design services.”  The primary reason is that you could be doing yourself a disservice by trying to make yourself appear to be…
  • Nine warning signs of a difficult design client

    Tom Nagel
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Most designers will, at some point, work with a client who is difficult to please. Even if you work through all the challenges and frustrations and somehow manage to satisfy the client, the final design often ends up being worse due to the client’s micromanagement or ill-advised preferences. What if you knew in advance that a prospective client would be difficult, so you could spare yourself the trouble of meeting their unrealistic expectations? Well, in many instances you can, if you look for these nine warning signs: The client has gone through more than one designer already, and…
  • The pros and cons of selling web hosting

    Tom Nagel
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    If you’re a web designer, you’ve probably had more than one client ask you about hosting: Where will my site be hosted? Do you provide hosting? Can I continue hosting my site with my current provider? Some clients are particularly hands-off and need someone to handle everything relating to their website, including domain registration, hosting, and help with email setup.  Designers and agencies with clients like this typically do one of two things: They point the client in the direction of a recommended hosting provider, and perhaps guide them through the signup process.  This…
  • Are you acting in the best interests of your clients?

    Tom Nagel
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    One frustration I have with our industry is that some designers don’t always act in their clients’ best interests. There are several notable ways in which this problem manifests itself: Not addressing the client’s business needs. Designers take pride in the fact that they aren’t merely artists; they solve problems for their clients. All too often, however, designers fall into the trap of trying to make something look nice, and they lose sight of the big picture. Websites with image-heavy splash pages are the perfect example of this, as are sites that don’t…
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    Trouge Inspiration
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Inspired by low-poly, Polya is a unique and interesting Free line font by designer Adrien Coquet.The triangular typeface is great for print outcomes and can be used for personal or commercial projects. The post POLYA FREE FONT appeared first on Trouge.

    Trouge Inspiration
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:53 am
    News is a direct tool of influence on public consciousness. The goal of the news is to provide to the society objective information about a particular event or action. This clever Google News rebrand allows the reader to easily handle the news information and analyse it without any unnecessary information cluttering the page. The post FUNCTIONAL GOOGLE NEWS REBRAND appeared first on Trouge.

    Trouge Inspiration
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Movie posters generally follow a role of flat, computer-designed prints that never really evoke as much of a reaction as trailers. However designer Gianluca Maruotti challenged this by created a unique set of posters for the Italian movie.. The post 3D FORM POSTER ART appeared first on Trouge.

    Trouge Inspiration
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Typography is the highlight of graphic design. Here's a look at designer, Darren Booth's various lettering projects featuring client and personal work from the past year or so. Booth's lettering styles combine perfect colour pallets with curvaceous fonts, producing a visually pleasing outcome every time. The post LETTERING DESIGNS appeared first on Trouge.

    Trouge Inspiration
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    This album project by designer Tom Alex Buch, focuses specifically on the cover designs. HIs work is dark yet insightful, showing off amazing photography and graphic skills. Most of the layouts are separate lone standing projects or animations in his portfolio. However both commissioned and self initiated. The post ALBUM ART COLLECTION appeared first on Trouge.
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  • Direct Mail Design Resulting In High Conversion Rate

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Direct Mail Design Resulting In High Conversion Rate ABOUT Girts Avotins is a well known graphic designer. He provides a wide range of services to his clients including print design, web design and more. Contact Information: Contact Person: Girts Avotins Contact Number: +1 (561) 440-4114 Website: Address: 2101 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL-33411 Share this entryShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on PinterestShare on LinkedinShare on Tumblr PRESS RELEASE, october 29, 2014 Renowned freelance Graphic Designer, Girts Avotins…
  • Direct Mail Design

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    DIRECT MAIL DESIGN Thank you very much for visiting my page, I’m a direct mail graphic designer who helps companies and people like you to come up with great advertising materials. Below I combined 4 most important tips in designing successful direct mail piece. Direct Mail Design You can solicit different responses from your customers, based on the type of communication or marketing piece you use.  Many businesses overlook the effectiveness of direct mail marketing and consider it a thing of the past.  However, direct mail pieces capture a very specific response – take action!  As…
  • Tri-fold and Bi-fold Brochure Design

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Tri-fold and Bi-fold Brochure Design For many businesses, the brochure is the back-bone of their marketing campaign. A well designed brochure can be a cost-effective marketing piece, used to put a targeted message directly in the hands of a potential customer. As an integral part of the buying process, brochures can help promote a sale, respond to informational inquires, introduce your company, products and services, or be used in a direct mail campaign. There are typically two types of brochures, as listed below: 1.Tri-fold brochure – a standard sheet of paper, folded three times to…
  • Color Wheel History and Explanation

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:34 pm
    COLOR WHEEL HISTORY AND EXPLANATION Color Wheel Poster by Girts Avotins – Freelance Graphic Designer Please Contact me for high quality printable PDF file. History of the color wheel The original color wheel was created by Sir Isaac Newton, in 1666. His focus on the nature of light and color, and experimentation slitting sunlight with a prism lead to his color circle. Newton’s first color circle was actually more of a pie chart, in which the bands of color he observed were dispersed in wedges, arranged around a circle. The prism produced red, blue, yellow, green and cyan. This allowed…
  • How to Advertise Your Business Online

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    How to Advertise Your Business Online online marketing? Having an online presence is vital in the modern times in order to achieve business success. Whether you do your business online or offline, online business exposure is necessary to retain current clients, get new ones and stay ahead of the competition. But, what is the best way to create business exposure online? Well, there are quite a few steps that you would need to take. Here are the details. Share this entryShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on PinterestShare on LinkedinShare on Tumblr Website The first thing…
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