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  • Disobedient Objects

    guerrilla innovation
    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…
  • Before and after the iPhone

    guerrilla innovation
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Image from Michal Levin's book Designing Multi-Device Experiences (originally created by Josh Helfferich in 2012).
  • Floodwatch - track the advertisers that track you

    guerrilla innovation
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Floodwatch is a Chrome extension that tracks the ads you are served as you browse the web. While you are browsing, Floodwatch is silently taking note of the ads it can find. It enables you to view the history of ads targeted to you, as well as the volume and type of ads. Floodwatch currently runs in alpha mode, for Chrome only. • www.floodwatch.o-c-r.org
  • The 6th Borough: 9 River-Based Proposals for New York City

    WebUrbanist
    Steph
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] While the waterways connecting the five boroughs of New York City are already home to everything from food-producing barges to boats reclaimed as hotels, they could become an even more productive part of the urban landscape, harnessing clean energy from the tides or hosting floating, human-powered gyms. These 9 river-based proposals include pier-based parks, floating swimming pools that filter river water, and a retro-futuristic vision for an airport on the Hudson. Cross-Shaped Pool Cleans the Waters of Manhattan Rivers A swimming pool…
  • Tape Tunnels: Crawl Inside a Human-Sized Spiderweb in Paris

    WebUrbanist
    Steph
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] Stretching from one end of the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris to the other, these strange translucent tunnels look like human-sized versions of the funnel-shaped webs of grass spiders. Instead of helplessly trapped insects, you’ll find people crawling around inside, their weight supported by nothing more than layer after layer of sticky tape and plastic. Tape Paris is the latest interactive art installation by Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use, described as a “stretched biomorphic skin” suspended halfway between the…
 
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  • Daniel Arsham goes undercover at London's Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Daniel Arsham, artist and one half of design duo Snarkitecture, has recently collaborated with the musician Pharrell Williams and the actor James Franco. That would suggest a number of things, not all of them good (he has also collaborated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, following in the footsteps of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, just by the way of other credentials). What it strongly suggests is that Arsham is having a moment. London is proving especially receptive. Arsham screened 'Future Relic 02', his short film starring Franco as a sort of anti-archeologist of…
  • New York jewellery designer Mateo launches first women's collection

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Matthew 'Mateo' Harris might not be a household name in the fashion world yet, but that may just be down to a matter of time. Since setting up his eponymous jewellery label in 2011 at age 26, the young designer has enjoyed significant success with his popular men's collections, which combine utilitarian, urban motifs like screws, nails and mechanical wheels, with a wearable everyday nonchalance. For spring 2015, the Jamaican-born Harris has made a distinct departure from his wheelhouse to launch his first women's collection, 'La Barre'. Elegant, discreet and refined,…
  • Tate Britain celebrates the short but seismic age of New Brutalism

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Designed in 1949 by Alison and Peter Smithson and opened in 1954, Hunstanton Secondary Modern School was a radical series of Miesien boxes landed in Norfolk; and a key building in the development of British modernism. The team behind its construction, and the documentation of its construction, included not just the Smithsons but the sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi, who created a large collage for the school; the artist-photographer Nigel Henderson; as well as the pioneering structural engineer Ronald Jenkins of Ove Arup & Partners. The group fused, found common creative cause and continued to…
  • Dinesen's new showroom by OeO explores the past and future of its wood

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Dinesen's heritage goes back more than a century - the Danish timber flooring company was born in 1898 in an old sawmill in Jels. Its legacy and skillset is precious and something the family-owned business is determined to maintain, however this doesn't stop it from having its sights set firmly on the future. Dinesen's brand new showroom in Copenhagen, designed by local studio OeO, is a case in point. Respecting Dinesen's tradition, but with a clear nod to company's future, the showroom has been designed to both highlight the company's much-loved flooring as well as…
  • Post Pop: Saatchi Gallery's latest show reflects on what happened after Warhol

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    An artist from China or Russia in the years following Glasnost and economic reform wouldn't have had much in common with his counterpart in the UK or US. Certainly the ideological links between those nations would have been tenuous at best. What they did share was a keen awareness of the imagery that besieged them - from bookshops, billboards and buildings of church and state - and the pop artists who exploited it. In the East, people whose lives were strongly dictated were suddenly expected to think for themselves. Meanwhile in the West, people long expected to think for themselves were…
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  • Inflatable Turkey

    Toxel.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Realistic looking turkey can be quickly inflated just in time for Thanksgiving. Inflatable Turkey looks good enough to eat. Display it on your table while the real Thanksgiving turkey is roasting in the kitchen. [order] Easy to Prepare No Calories Also check out: Turkey Hat and 12 Course Meal in a Can
  • Slug and Snail Earphones

    Toxel.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Creative earphones designed by Klara Pernicova look like slugs and snails. Eye-catching slug and snail earphones come in various colors / designs. Slugs and snails will play beautiful music and sing into your ear. Slug Earphones Snail Earphones Also check out: Stethoscope Earphones and Close Up Photos of Snails
  • Rubber Band Machine Gun

    Toxel.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wooden machine gun designed by Alex Shpetniy can hold and quickly fire 672 rounds of elastic rubber bands. Fully automatic rubber band machine guns are crafted out of high quality birch plywood. Available in different colors. Battery powered. Firing Speed: 14 rubber bands per second. Range: 26 feet ( 8 m ). Also check out: Book Guns and [...]
  • Two Kinds of People

    Toxel.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Clever illustrations remind us that there are two kinds of people in the world. Series of images separates people into two types based on their choices: Coca-Cola or Pepsi, Apple or Android, Cats or Dogs, Coffee or Tea… Also check out: Life’s Too Short for the Wrong Job
  • Van Gogh Bicycle Path

    Toxel.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Illuminated bike path designed by Daan Roosegaarde glows in the dark and allows people to safely ride their bicycles at night. Beautiful cycling path was inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s classic painting “The Starry Night”. Constructed by Heijmans in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Made out of thousands of solar powered sparkling lights / stones. Also check out: Laser Bike Lane [...]
 
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    Yanko Design

  • In Case Of Fire – Get Air Pocket

    Radhika Seth
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:11 am
    One of the main causes of death during a fire-related emergency is not burns but asphyxiations from gas. The Air Pocket is a device that purifies the air by processing the poisonous air and converting it to safe-to-breathe air. The rescue team simply needs to throw in a bunch of the Air Pocket balls and let them do their job! Designers: Seam Lee and Young Jo In - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (In Case Of Fire – Get Air Pocket was originally posted…
  • The Mighty Powerful Leaf

    Radhika Seth
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Inspired by the process of photosynthesis and the ability of leaves to make food for the plant, designer duo Hyosang Pak and Dongseong Jeong have designed this sweet Leaf-shaped Solar Charger for mobile phones. The solar cells are placed on one surface of the leaf and this side sticks to the window glass to soak in the sun. Once charges, simply pull the ‘leaf’ and latch it onto the back of your dying phone and juice it up. Designers: Hyosang Pak and Dongseong Jeong - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just…
  • Let’s Bottle It Up!

    Radhika Seth
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Balloon Plug is a great bottle cap that is versatile enough to fit any bottle. It has a very special way of sealing the neck and opens only when you release the special valve. Take a look at the renders to see how beautifully it works and can be adapted to different caliber bottles. Designers: Xu Hao, Zhao Xin, Wu Chengyang and Lin Zihan - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Let’s Bottle It Up! was originally posted on Yanko Design) Related posts:A…
  • Senior Phones

    Radhika Seth
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    With a name like “No hint will be lost on a kindred spirit”, you’d expect me to write a poem or an essay, but I’m actually going to write about an easy-to-use phone and communication system that is designed for the older generation. Besides being this really cool bracelet, the device monitors the health and mood of the wearer. It can be used as an effective communication tool that helps people stay in touch, and keep an eye on their health at one go. Designers: Prof. Wang Yan, Prof. Zhang Yan, Fan Jiayu, Li Yajun, Liu Jianjun, Wang Shenyuan & Xue Lijuan - Yanko Design Timeless…
  • Safer With The City Firefly

    Radhika Seth
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Designed as a bicycle chain lock system, the City Firefly doubles up as a safety gear for cyclists. Blending fashion with functionality is clever and what makes this concept stand out is the ease with which one can move from one space to the other. According to the designers, the concept was “inspired by fireflies, which use their flashing lights to signal and warn of danger in a beautiful way.” Designers: Takeshima Kazuyoshi and Uchima Rosa for TBWA, HAKUHODO - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts.
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    Design Mom

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Design Mom
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image and text by Gabrielle. It’s late on Wednesday night as I type this. I confess, I fully intended to write a post first thing this morning, but ended up spending my writing time discussing (and arguing about) the grand jury decision that was announced in Ferguson on Monday. Like many Americans, my emotions are running hot this week and I’m sometimes finding it difficult to respond in a way that will foster a helpful discussion. So I keep rereading the call for compassion written by The Bloggess, and I keep doing my best to take her sound advice. In the midst of my…
  • Living With Kids: Noa Weintraub

    Design Mom
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. I hereby declare Noa Weintraub Queen of the Stunning Staircase! She is ruler over two of the most startlingly stylish sets of steps I’ve seen, so I really think she deserves the crown. (There should really be a crown.) Her home is a fun house, for sure. You would never in a million years think that the force who designed these spaces thought she didn’t want a child! This honesty, this unabashed creativity, and Noa’s great advice — one of her gems is “Life’s too short to wait for a special occasion! — all make this tour a favorite of mine. I hope it’s one of…
  • LilaPops Giveaway

    Design Mom
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    By Gabrielle. I’ve got the cutest giveaway for you today. Lilapops is offering a charming prize package featuring 5 of Lila’s Sick Day Picks!! The prize package of “Lila’s Sick Day Picks” includes: 1) Lilapops (of course!), 2) This is the World Book by M. Lasek, 3) Magnetic Doodle House, 4) the sweetest BlaBla Handknit Sheep, and 5) a set Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. So fun! Who is Lila? She’s the namesake of Lilapops, a mom-approved company that makes all natural cough drop lollipops for kids. They leave out the yucky dyes, artificial flavors and preservatives — helping…
  • Thanksgiving Prep

    Design Mom
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Gabrielle. Food photos by Lindsey Rose Johnson for Design Mom. Centerpiece photo by N. Underwood. We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and the whole family is looking forward to it like crazy. We’ve been making lists and plans, thinking up activities for the kids table, trying new furniture arrangements, making an inventory of dishes, glasses and silverware to make sure we have what we need, and wondering if we should add crab to the menu like last year. Speaking of last year, I keep thinking back to how I was just trying to get a handle on my mental health about now, and…
  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. Hello, Friends! How are you today? Ready for the weekend? I sure am. It was a jam-packed happy week and I feel like we’re ending it on a happy note, too. Which is great. Tonight the cousins are coming for a sleepover! I have two siblings that live in the Bay Area and we’ve decided to make it a monthly tradition and rotate houses. Last month was at Jordan’s house, this month we’re hosting, and next month it’s Liz’s turn. We LOVE having the cousins over! It’s a funny thing, here we are in the same area, and you’d think…
 
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    99U

  • Use “Energy Buckets” to Avoid Burnout

    Hamza Khan
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo by Steve Greer Burnout. You know the stages, you know the signs and you know how to avoid it. But despite our best efforts, it still happens. Entrepreneur, weightlifter, and travel photographer James Clear shares his simple visualization to help us lead a balanced life: a bucket. Imagine that your health and energy are a bucket of water. In your day-to-day life, there are things that fill your bucket up. These are inputs like sleep, nutrition, meditation, stretching, laughter, and other forms of recovery.There are also forces that drain the water from your bucket. These are outputs like…
  • Why “Giving” Is the Best Metric for Success

    behanceteam
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Image by www.be.net/stuartwhitton “It’s easy to miss the real point of our lives even
 as we’re living them,” writes Arianna Huffington in her book Thrive. “And it is very telling what we don’t hear in eulogies.” Those things include making senior vice president, sacrificing kids’ Little League games to go over those numbers one more time, or my personal favorite: “she dealt with every email in her inbox every night.” “You never hear, ‘George increased market share by 30 percent,’” Huffington said at a recent event at Soho House in New York City. What you do hear…
  • How Trashing Others Holds You Back

    behanceteam
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    “So pretentious.” “Derivative.” “Ugly – and not in an interesting way.” This is my ever-charming inner critic talking, but for once it’s not talking to me. No, it’s lambasting other people’s creative work – and it has the capacity to be pretty harsh. It’s rare that I’d say any of these things aloud—well, okay, maybe to a friend, but never to the creator themselves. So what’s a little private trash talk? Pretty harmless, right?  Wrong. When other people don’t meet my most critical standards—when something about their personality…
  • How to Get 90% of Your Work Done Before Lunch

    Allison Stadd
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over on Inc., Neil Patel, co-founder of KISSmetrics, shares 16 tips for getting 90 percent of your work done in the morning, after which you can push back from your desk to enjoy a leisurely lunch. His approach is built on the Pareto principle, which holds that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. Arrange the layout of your work day by front-loading, so that you’re executing the meat of your workload when you’re freshest and firing on all cylinders. A few favorites from his suggestions: Schedule your day the night before. Every day, you should list all your…
  • Why Quitting Is OK

    Allison Stadd
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Bettina Tan Conventional wisdom holds that the higher echelons of any industry are populated by people who never quit. But writer and designer Sarah Kathleen Peck suggests that quitting is not only OK, it can be richly constructive. In a post on Medium, Peck describes what she learned from observing her enduring pattern of enthusiastically starting projects, pausing partway through, and beating herself up for failing to ship: What was happening? Why was I quitting? Life happened. Things got hard, they got rough: deadlines built up. Real work pulled me in. The need to take a run and take…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • PRINTEMPS christmas windows

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    illustrations for the christmas windows of Printemps
  • STIK Pavilion Exhibition

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Visual and spatial design for a small architecture exhibition
  • BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Commissioned work by Torre Lazur-McCann for Boehringer Ingelheim. Designed 7 different perspectives of a Great Horned Owl that holds the Hepatitis-C Virus in its talons. These designs are to be used for the HCV (Hepatitis-C Vaccine) product. Direction: Ann Arch and Jaime Kent
  • SONOS: Your Home

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Serial Cut? and 72andSunny L.A. created these 4 color pieces showcasing the new range of SONOS speakers. How we did it? Check out the process in the "making of" video.
  • Discover India Series - Hampi

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    A series dedicated to celebrating the lost history and heritage of Hampi - City of ruins.
 
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    WebUrbanist

  • Iconic Camouflage: Painted People Disappear into Cityscapes

    Urbanist
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] Unlike some other prominent artists working with more seamless urban camouflage in strange or offbeat settings, this work in NYC by Trina Merry allows for curves and distortions, and operates with the interplay between painted nudes in more public and iconic surroundings. In this series, her work features backdrops that are prominent points of interest and world-famous landmarks of New York City, from famous architecture and infrastructure (the Guggenheim Museum, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge) to urban and organic…
  • The 6th Borough: 9 River-Based Proposals for New York City

    Steph
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] While the waterways connecting the five boroughs of New York City are already home to everything from food-producing barges to boats reclaimed as hotels, they could become an even more productive part of the urban landscape, harnessing clean energy from the tides or hosting floating, human-powered gyms. These 9 river-based proposals include pier-based parks, floating swimming pools that filter river water, and a retro-futuristic vision for an airport on the Hudson. Cross-Shaped Pool Cleans the Waters of Manhattan Rivers A swimming pool…
  • Ghost Creeks: Resurfacing Vanished Waterways on City Streets

    Urbanist
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Culture & History & Travel. ] Half-forgotten historical urban rivers are set to resurface in San Francisco as part of a civic installation project designed to fill in their historical footprints with a bright blue work of temporary art. The project will stretch across roads, sidewalks and other urban staples with colorful swaths reflecting part the city’s hidden history. It might seem obvious upon reflection, but few people realize just how many surface waterways ebbed and flowed on the surface of a city like this before development forced their…
  • Modular Micro-Pad: 85 Sq Ft Loft Full of Slide-Out Surprises

    Urbanist
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Using a system of large sliding doors and functional-filled drawers to transform a maid’s quarters into a whole home, this small-footprint apartment in Paris gives a (much more positive) new meaning to the phrase ‘hole in the wall’. Sleeping, cooking, eating, washing and storage are all packed into 8 square meters using a system of unfolding flat-pack furniture items, hidden spaces and dual-purpose built-ins, custom-designed by Kitoko Studio. Like a Swiss Army Knife writ large, many items serve more than one use,…
  • Tape Tunnels: Crawl Inside a Human-Sized Spiderweb in Paris

    Steph
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] Stretching from one end of the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris to the other, these strange translucent tunnels look like human-sized versions of the funnel-shaped webs of grass spiders. Instead of helplessly trapped insects, you’ll find people crawling around inside, their weight supported by nothing more than layer after layer of sticky tape and plastic. Tape Paris is the latest interactive art installation by Croatian-Austrian design collective Numen/For Use, described as a “stretched biomorphic skin” suspended halfway between the…
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    Dornob

  • Magnetic Wall System Easily Hangs Anything + Everything

    Delana
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Changing up the wall adornments in a room can change the space's whole feel and almost trick you into thinking you've done some major remodeling project. This type of change-up can result in some gnarly holes in your walls, though. The crazy Magnektik hanging system is composed of super-strong magnets that let you decorate your walls however you like and change the look entirely in just minutes. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Patterned Panels: Carved Natural Bamboo Wall Coverings Whole-Wall Art: Abstract Digital-Pattern Wallpaper Textiles Curtain…
  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Cup: Tiny Goldfish Tea Bags

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Having a cup of tea is such a refined way to relax. The standard square tea bags, on the other hand, do not look very refined. A Taiwanese company called Charm Villa has created some exceptionally artistic tea bags what will up the class factor on your after-dinner cup of tea. The company sells tea bags in the shape of little goldfish. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Literary Teas Give You a Taste of Your Favorite Classic Books Calming Tea Bags Let You Watch Your Stress Melt Away McNasty Manor: Absurdist All-In-One Mini McMansion in 3D Worth 1000:…
  • The Locker Grows Up: Metal Storage Units Turn Classy

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Industrial metal lockers grace the halls of high schools and the breakrooms of workplaces, but they aren't the type of furniture that you might display proudly in your home. Designer Stephan Siepermann has rethought and redesigned the classic locker simply by changing the material. In a departure from the usual loud, clanking metal construction, Siepermann made his locky2 locker out of handsome solid oak. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Lightweight Floating Wall Storage Shelves Look Like Stone Modular Wall Storage System is Totally Flapping Unique…
  • Old Apartment Transformed With an Entirely New Interior

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sanno Mansion, a cutting-edge (for the time) rental apartment building, was built in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965. Between then and the early 2000s, the building fell into disuse and disrepair. Although the building was outdated and a bit dark, it had a good atmosphere and personality. Nano Architects remodeled Room 407 by combining the existing apartment with additional units to create a much larger apartment home. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Redesign, Remodel, Recycle: Rustic Modern Home Interior Minimalist (Re)Model: Modern Warehouse Loft…
  • Extra Shirt Button Clips on For Thread-Free Quick Fix

    Delana
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Everyone should know how to sew a button onto a shirt - that's just a basic life skill. But losing a button tends to happen at the least convenient time, and you may not always have a sewing kit with you. Designers Yeon Hee Jung and Kyung Soo Kim created a simple, thread-free solution. The Clip Button, as you may gather from the name, simply clips onto the shirt where the missing button should be. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Old Clothes, New Threads: Color-Matching Sewing Machine Ancient Architecture + Modern Costume Jewelry-Making =…
 
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    Six Revisions

  • 10 Free Online Markdown Editors

    Jacob Gube
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Markdown is a syntax designed specifically for easier web writing. In this post, you’ll find the best free online Markdown editors. 1. StackEdit StackEdit is a free online Markdown editor loaded with useful features. It has a visual tool bar for formatting (bold, emphasis, lists, etc.). It can sync with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive, and import files from a URL or your computer’s hard drive. A nifty helper feature of this Markdown editor is it can convert HTML to Markdown. 2. Dillinger Dillinger has a clean user interface that will help you compose Markdown…
  • 10 Best Hosted Ecommerce Platforms

    Jacob Gube
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’re thinking about putting up an online store and would like to do it quickly and easily without worrying about coding or web hosting, the hosted ecommerce platforms discussed in this article are ideal options. What is a Hosted Ecommerce Platform? A hosted ecommerce platform is a type of software as a service (SaaS) that hosts online stores. A good hosted ecommerce platform will have ecommerce-specific features such as online payment integration and inventory management, powerful and reliable server technology resources, and expertise in compliance and security as it pertains…
  • 5 Bug Reporting Tools for Developers

    Jacob Gube
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    One area in our development process that we can optimize with a proper tool is the way we handle bug reports. Traditionally, bugs, client feedback, and change requests are discussed in lengthy real-time meetings which would then kick off the next web development phase that will address the issues. But this sequential lather-rinse-repeat workflow is slow: One of these iterations is barely doable within a timeframe faster than a week because bug reports have to be processed, organized, documented with screenshots, decided upon, and then delegated to the appropriate people. It’s more…
  • A Guide to CSS RGBA Colors

    Jacob Gube
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    RGBA is a type of CSS color value that allows us to set a color and also its opacity/transparency. Here’s an example of using the CSS rgba() notation to specify white with 50% opacity. p { color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5); } RGBA is an extension of the RGB color model. The acronym stands for red green blue alpha. The alpha value represents the level of transparency/opacity of the color. RGBA Syntax The format of RGBA color notation is: rgba(red, green, blue, alpha) The first three values — red, green, blue — can either be integers between 0 and 255 or percentages between 0%…
  • How to Create CSS Ghost Buttons

    Jacob Gube
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A popular web design trend this year is the "ghost button", which is simply a button with a border and a transparent background color. You can read more detailed discussions about the ghost button design trend on SitePoint and DesignModo. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create several styles of ghost buttons using CSS. Examples of Ghost Buttons Before we get started, let’s look at some real-world examples of ghost buttons: We Are Heckford MediaMonks VIZIO CrossFit Squamish Icon PR Lees Ferry The Livesey Arms dotsprint.co.uk Squares Conference Haigh & Hastings…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Katie
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We’re thankful for lots of things this year, namely our health, family and friends, and the fact that you’re still reading this website after 9+ years of us posting all sorts of items that you may or may not need/want. Here’s hoping you have a safe and relaxing holiday weekend. We’ll be back on Monday as usual. Shown above: Black Walnut Trencher Board (Oval), $98.00 Artek Siena Apron, $55.00 Italian Paper Stone Handle Carving Set, $129.00
  • Sleeper Sofas

    Katie
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Holidays almost always means visitors, family or friends, and if you like those visitors enough to invite them to stay at your home, you certainly don’t want them to sleep on the floor. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a whole dedicated room just for guests (lucky you), you’ll need a sleeper sofa. Here’s a few sleepers that look comfortable to sit on and comfortable enough to get a decent night’s rest, not to mention they’re utterly acceptable to shoe-horn into your modern-ish abode. Case Study Daybed, $1,895.00 This one’s a classic, and though…
  • Join Facet Placemats

    Katie
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    I’ll bet that wherever you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast they won’t have placemats as cool as these (if we actually were betting money, I’d make an absolute fortune). The Join Facet Placemats (set of 2) have a 3d fractal pattern molded out of heat resistant silicone. Join them together for an interesting seamless table runner or keep them separate for an easy-to-clean table setting.
  • Twill Tablet Case

    Katie
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Maybe your tablet case is looking a little worn down and beaten up, in which case you should drop $20 to get a very simple new one from Everlane. The exterior is 100% cotton twill, the interior 100% twill-fused lining, and it has thinly padded sides to protect your precious. And, hey, $20 is such a steal, you’ve got no excuse to not look professional when you bring your tablet to meetings. Designed to fit a standard iPad 10.75” W × 8” H -Thinly padded interior -Metal zip closure
  • Origami Wine Tote

    Katie
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Oh, how to protect that valuable bottle of wine whilst trekking across town or perhaps even continent, as the case may be? No paper bag will do, that’s for certain. The folds of this Origami Wine Tote insulate and protect a bottle during travel and then compress down for storage. The neoprene material further softens any possible blows and adds to the bag’s appeal. Design studio BUILT Protects one 750mL-1L bottle. Comes with a to/from tag for a gift-giving occasion. Hand wash and drip dry. From our archives; originally posted Apr 15, 2013. Price and link updated.
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  • The Increasing Trend Of Online Extortion

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    Extorting small business for bitcoin is just part of a larger trend that’s drawing online criminals into the very lucrative world of ransom and we’re seeing many new precedents in all sorts of different areas of the online world.
  • The Worst Owners In Sports

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Frackers, fuckers, racists and robbers — you don't need to be a bad person to own a pro franchise, but it certainly helps.
  • Shia LaBeouf Alleges Rape During His Art Performance

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    "One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me."
  • Climbing To The Top Of Taiwan

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The KOM Challenge is, arguably, the hardest hill climb race in the entire world. From zero to 3,275 meters to the summit of Hehuanshan mountain. One road. One direction: Up. At the top, $80,000 awaits the winner.
  • The Strange World Of Computer-Generated Novels

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author.
 
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  • FIDE World Championship Chess Set

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Approved by the World Chess Federation, the FIDE World Chess Championship Set will lend an extra air of legitimacy to your friendly matches. The set was designed by Pentagram vet...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    It might sound harsh, but cask strength bourbon is actually some of the most flavorful stuff you can get your hands on. Few Spirits know that, and have recently released...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Garb: Work Day

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    Tommy Hilfiger Classic Duffle Coat ($399). Tommy Hilfiger New York Fit Dip Dye Shirt ($99). Tommy Hilfiger Shawl Collar Cardigan ($129). Tommy Hilfiger Classic Leather Tote ($279). Tommy Hilfiger Marled...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    26 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Look beyond the common BLT and bacon-accompanied breakfast to broader uses of this wonderful cured meat with The Big Book of Bacon: Savory Flirtations, Dalliances, and Indulgences with the Underbelly...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    A personal defense weapon won't do you much good if you don't have it with you. That's why they developed the Taurus Curve Handgun. Built to fit the contours of...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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  • Saga Deluxe Edition Volume 1

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever get annoyed that comic book heroes never have to deal with high blood pressure, utility bills, and life's other annoying necessities? Saga is different. The series follows the tribulations...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Complete Thanksgiving Meal

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    Well, crap. It's almost Thanksgiving and you've got gummy mashed potatoes, burned dinner rolls, and a turkey that's still frozen solid. Are you going to forge ahead or toss in...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Got a good number of sisters, sister-in-laws, and BFFs to buy for this Christmas? We know you love shopping for just the right gift for each of them, but your...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Catmas Carols

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Don't let that perpetual scowl fool you. Your cat actually loves the holidays. How do we know this? Just take a peek at Catmas Carols ($10), an adorably illustrated volume...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Winter Blossom Hand Cream

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Need a few gorgeously packaged gifts to keep stockpiled for those lovely people who weren't on your Christmas list, but who put you on theirs? The price tag on these...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Design*Sponge

    Grace Bonney
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    I hope that by the time this post goes live, those of you who are heading out for Thanksgiving are close to home and have a safe journey on your way to be with friends, family and loved ones. Before we close our laptops and settle in for a few days of downtime, I wanted to take a moment to tell all of you just how thankful I am for your friendship, support and inspiration. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the other side of blogging – what it’s like to read, follow or have conversations on people’s sites. I’m not a frequent blog commenter, but I’m a…
  • DIY Project: Paper Ranunculus

    Grace Bonney
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, I wish Instagram was a real person so I could shake its hand and give it a huge hug for the endless amounts of inspiration it provides. From discovering great new home tours, photographers and florists to talented DIYers, I am constantly screengrabbing things and sending them to myself to follow up on later. This week’s final DIY project before the holiday is one I’ve been excited to post for weeks. I follow a number of crafters online, but few inspire me as much as Susan Beech. Susan’s Instagram account, A Petal Unfolds, is full of beautiful paper flowers. Most…
  • After the Jump: How to Make the Most of the Holidays for your Business

    Grace Bonney
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The holidays are here and more often than not, they get the best of us. It’s not only stressful for shoppers and travelers, but for business owners, too. Independent artists, designers, photographers and makers of all sorts have an endless sea of craft fairs, holiday markets, sale and giveaway options that can lead to huge sales and a boost in brand exposure but can also lead to confusion and opportunities that don’t always fulfill their return on investment. So for this week’s radio show, I invited one of my favorite artists, potter Nic Newcomb, on-air to talk about the business…
  • Thanksgiving DIY Project: Clay Napkin Rings from BTW Ceramics

    Grace Bonney
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Part of the fun of Thanksgiving for me is having everything be as homemade as possible. It adds to the coziness of friends and family coming together simply for the joy of each other’s company. I love the idea of all that tasty homemade food being surrounded by as many homemade decorations as possible. It makes the day that much more special and memorable. To add a little pizazz to this year’s Thanksgiving spread, I made striped napkin rings (from affordable polymer clay) that give each table setting an extra pop. Depending on how adventurous you’re feeling, the napkin rings…
  • In the Kitchen With: Chef and Steward’s Jamaican Jerk Turkey

    Kristina Gill
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Not having whole turkeys readily available where I live has forced me to try alternate protagonists for my Thanksgiving meal over the years. This year, however, I’ve decided to try to find a turkey and to make it something I’ve never tried before. Kari Heron of the blogging team Chef and Steward gave me a great idea for Jamaican Jerk Turkey. A Jamaican expat living in United Arab Emirates – who better to get such a recipe from? If you like spicy, this is definitely a dish to try. Just think about the sandwiches you can have the next day (they are my favorite part of…
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  • When is Design Led Innovation Not Right for You?

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    We always want the best for our clients, so one of our key business tenets is teach our client’s to fish. You know the old saying, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” By doing what we do, we get out clients started down a sustainable path of innovation through a change in mindset (or culture), focus and process. However this may not always be the right way. I could not agree more with Bruce Kasanoff when he says: “When a person is starving, that’s not the time to fill their head with knowledge. The…
  • Implementing Design Thinking 4: It is a Full Time Activity!

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    This happens all the time. After a game-changing workshop, where a whole host of innovative ideas underpinned by ethnographic research get plotted on an actionable plan, I call back a few months later to find out that nothing has happened. “I believe we’ll have to have them full time, or else they’ll get sucked back into their ‘day jobs’. If we are going to make the skunkworks successful, then the participants need to be full time.” Via: Innovation Management Innovation requires a mental space to make it happen. What many organizations do instead is to assign the execution of the…
  • Using Design to Build a Great Brand

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    Robert Brunner (the man more commonly known as the person who hired Jonathan Ives) has achieved something that I always hope to achieve with the clients I work with. He has helped a fledging company build an awesome brand and thrive in a competitive market thought the use of great design. Not only that, the brand has since been acquired (with much buzz) by Apple for a mind numbing $3 billion dollars. That company is non-other than the headphones brand Beats by Dr Dre. Amazed? I was. Now check out the video where he shares insights on how he did it. Robert Brunner: What All Great Design…
  • Designing for the New Economy

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Wouter Scheublin, in cooperation with the Dutch research institute TNO, designed this wonderfully minimal pull back car made through 3D printing. Wouter leveraged on some of the strengths and advantages of the 3D printing process, in this case laser sintering, to design the car and the pull back mechanism all in one go, Every part, including the gears, axles, wheels and pull back spring all come out from the printer as a complete assembly. The only assembly required is the 4 rubber bands tires and perhaps packaging. I applaud Wouter’s amazing experimentation and sublime Industrial…
  • Disruptive and Incremental Innovation go Hand in Hand.

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you disrupt and can’t sustain, you don’t win. – Gary Pisano Gary Pisano, in his article: In Defense of Routine Innovation, argues that the world is so caught up with disruptive innovation that we forget that most of the profit from innovation “does not come from the initial disruption; it comes from the stream of routine, or sustaining, innovations that accumulate for years (sometimes decades) afterward.” Great article and I totally agree. However I would like to highlight something that is implied with this article but not overtly stated. Disruptive innovation is…
 
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  • 20 Awesome Tools for Web Development

    iulian
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThe Internet is more accessible now than it ever was. You can go online straight from your handheld, browse it from your laptop as soon as you sit down in a coffee shop and surf it at leisure from your own home. Naturally this has put quite some pressure on the shoulders of all web developers and designers out there. They now have to produce both engaging and memorable websites and layouts for them that would scale to any resolution. Luckily there are a number of tools and services out there that were designed especially to make their life easier. Here are out top…
  • 30 Personal Websites of Musicians and Performers for Design Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Advertise here with BSAI’ve found that the most interesting websites often focus around very specific topics. In the case of entertainers, musicians, actors, and performers, their websites are a networking tool for communication and selling their product(s). Anyone working in the entertainment industry should have a usable website offering all the necessities of their talents.For anyone who needs a bit of inspiration or just wants to check out some great examples look no further than your computer screen. This gallery features an assortment of personal websites for entertainers and…
  • Optimize Your Team Collaboration with These Top-Notch Tools for Creatives

    iulian
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThe best part about being a web designer or a web developer is that you make it your job to create something from scratch – which is more than most people can say. We relish in our creative freedom, that’s why at first we get the feeling that administrative tasks are toilsome and more than we signed up for.Still, in time we learn that project management and effective collaboration are vital to our practice, and so try to master them. Specialized software is here to save the day. I compiled a list of 15 solutions that were engineered with the needs of creative…
  • Premium Plugins That Web Developers And Web Designers Would Find Useful

    iulian
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Advertise here with BSAIn the field of website creation, there is very little we can do nowadays without plugins. Web designers and web developers require the best resources if they are to reach the best outcomes in projects for their clients.While the markets are swarming with helping tools for many purposes, the measure of their efficacy lies in the eye of the beholder. In other words, premium plugins are perceived as useful by professionals who seek and testify to their unique blend of features. I called on a general search for outstanding plugins, and found that 16 solutions rise to the…
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  • Black Friday & Beyond at Arkitip 2014

    Arkitip, Inc.
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Shop online at Arkitip and take advantage of our yearly sale. Select Magazine Editions, Art Books, Silk Screen Prints, Accessories, Zines as well as the Curated by Arkitip line will be offered on sale. There is no need to enter a coupon code, the discount will automatically be applied to all items you add to your shopping cart that are included in the sale. Complete your personal collection of Arkitip or help start a new one and help us to… • Support the arts • Support freedom of expression • Keep art affordable and accessible Black Friday & Beyond Sale: 28, 29, 30 November…
  • About the Fall

    Jose Miguel de Abreu
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
  • Jean-Charles de Ravenel

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Jean-Charles de Ravenel was born and educated in Paris where he owned an Antique Gallery. He now lives in the Bahamas where he creates collages, each of them being a unique composition comprising period documents, antique maps and various mementos. Each collage is a storyboard of one of his interests, either travel, history or art. If in Los Angeles, some of his work is currently on display at Hollyhock till the end of December 2014. 927 North La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90069
  • Frozen Pitch

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Winter arrived in earnest this week as evidenced by this photo of Coach Stochl attempting to keep his footing while controlling the ball on a frozen pitch at Forsyth Road.
  • HOW HUMANS MADE GOD Harvey Benge

    Sarah (colette)
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    New Zealand photographer Harvey Benge is known for his series of photographs taken during his many travels. Harvey Benge’s work is available in a multitude of photo-books published in England, France, Germany, and now Japan since this book is published by Super Labo. #HarveyBenge #colette #colettebooks
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  • Flying Collection: A Dystopian Vision of Black Friday's to Come

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    To Brits, the frenzied shop-fest of Black Friday (a phenomenon slowly spreading to our shore) seems like an odd tradition to follow on from a day of giving thanks—a sentiment shared by counter movements such as Buy Nothing Day and, I dare say, by a number of our American readers. The absurdity of the custom is illustrated eloquently by British comedian turned political activist Russell Brand in a video lampooning Fox News coverage of the "pilgrimage of capitalism that has found its way to the forefront of American cultural life" in the light of planned Black Friday strike action of…
  • Designing for Earbud Cord Control

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    We've written about controlling cable clutter on the desktop—but what about controlling the earbud cords that end-users carry around? One of the simplest ways to keep the cords from becoming a tangled mess is a simple wrap for the cord, like the Cord Taco from This Is Ground. The end users can create neat bundles by wrapping the cords around their fingers and then using the Cord Taco to keep everything in place. When Mike Macadaan created the Cord Taco, he feared it might be too simple: a simple leather disk with a metallic snap closure. But many end-users don't have the skill, tools or…
  • Smart Luggage Re-Design That Addresses Modern-Day Needs: The Trunkster

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    One could argue that luggage design hasn't kept pace with modern-day travel needs. Thus entrepreneurs Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash, both of whom travel a lot and were dissatisfied with current luggage offerings, set out to produce a contemporary, aluminum-and-polycarbonate carry-on and full-sized suitcase called the Trunkster line. Here's how they approached it: Problem: Your phone battery's dying, leading you on one of those where's-a-free-power-outlet search across the airport. Solution: On-board battery with enough juice to charge your phone nine times over. Problem: You packed too…
  • Presenting the 2014 Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide: Curators' Delight

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Once again, we're pleased to present our annual gift guide for all of your gift-giving needs this holiday season. As with last year's guide, the list comprises 77 items—a lucky number if we say so ourselves—selected by our seven guest curators, each a luminary in his or her own right. The 2014 Ultimate Gift Guide is a collective effort from Randy Hunt, Creative Director of Etsy; Jill Singer & Monica Khemsurov, Founders/Editors of Sight Unseen; John Maeda, Design Partner at KPCB; Chris Wu, Associate at Project Projects; Richard Sachs, bicycle framebuilder; and Sam Vinz,…
  • An Introduction to Appleboxes [Core77 ShopBot Series, Ep. 08]

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Appleboxes are simple, sturdy plywood boxes that are mainstays of the photography and film production industries. And because they are durable and come in a variety of very specific sizes, I've found they can also come in quite handy in a small-shop setting: Appleboxes are typically made the old-school way—with a table saw and router table rather than a CNC mill—but by walking you through how to make a full set of them on the ShopBot, it will give you an idea of how to execute a basic, practical project via CNC. We'll dive in next week! Previously: Episode 7 - Desktop CNC Milling:…
 
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  • 10 tips for improving your presentations & speeches

    Garr
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    In September of this year, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern presentations. The 15-minute talk can be viewed below. The title of the talk is "10 Ways to Make Better Presentations: Lessons from Storytellers." But as I say early in the presentation, perhaps a better subtitle would be "Lessons from watching too many Pixar films." Below the video I list the ten (actually eleven) lessons. It's not an exhaustive list by any means. But it's a start. (Link on YouTube.)(1) Turn off the computer.Most people open a…
  • Bill Murray on storytelling

    Garr
    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

    Garr
    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

    Garr
    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

    Garr
    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…
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  • 13 Creative Christmas Ideas + Recipes

    decor8
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    If you celebrate Christmas, you will love this board that I put together to inspire you on Pinterest – though I must confess that lots of the ideas are versatile enough that you can tweak them to fit your style, your religion, your life. There are lots of pretty decorating ideas to be found and some recipes, too. Here is but a glimpse below… 1. giant diy balloon ornaments from studio diy. 1. pine tree cookies from natalia from blog fotograficzny. 3. diy ornaments with paint and paper from knot magazine. 4. diy tree cards by cecilieslykke. 5. A gorgeous table setting that…
  • Liberty Wall Paint Collection

    decor8
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    You know all about my ongoing obsession with Liberty fabrics but did you know that their is also an entire Liberty paint collection? Oh yes. Meet Liberty paint from Colour & Paint in the UK. I really love the colors in this collection and needless to say, the paint palette expertly matches their print colorways for the perfect interior mix. In love! And I would venture to try these paints off the walls too so on a cabinet, mantle surround, trimwork around or inside of a door or door frame or to add new life to old wooden kitchen cupboards or shelves in a townhouse or country home. Ah.
  • Jessica Zoob Fabrics + Wallcoverings For Romo Black Edition

    decor8
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Contemporary, joyful elegant. Those are the best words to describe this gorgeous collaboration between English painter, Jessica Zoob, and textile design firm, Romo Black Edition. I stumbled across her fabrics and cushions thanks to Michael Berger at local antiques dealer Galerie Bongartz – a favorite shop in Hannover with the most gorgeous antiques from Europe expertly curated and on display for purchase. What originally lured me into Galerie Bongartz several years ago was a stunning vintage disco ball hanging near to their entrance – they won’t sell it (or else I…
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  • Before & After: Shady Brook Farms Fresh Turkey

    Jessica Sanchez
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate the American holiday Thanksgiving, we bring to you a special Before & After of Shady Brook Farms Fresh Turkey designed by BlackTop. This re-design really takes in a modern approach with black and white photography and beautiful typography. A lovely update that still captures elements of the previous design such as the crimson red and farm illustration that now is a black and white photo.   "With Thanksgiving approaching and every family looking for a turkey to put on the table, the grocer’s coolers are packed with big, plump birds. So, how do you showcase a…
  • Ambi Toys

    Grant Van Sant
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Ambi Toys brand was created in 1969 in Holland and from 1976 - 2002 all the products were designed exclusively by Patrick Rylands RDI. All of Rylands' designs are notable for their bright, clean primary colours, making the Ambi Toy brand instantly recognisable whether the toy is a rattle, bath duck or pull along dog.   In 2009 Ambi was sold by Brio to Italian toy company Selegiochi and again in 2013 to a UK toy manufacturer Galt Toys. Galt identified several issues with the current packaging including a very high production cost, (in some cases more than the cost of…
  • Warsteiner Artist Collection

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate their 260th anniversary, Warsteiner collaborated with a group of talented artists, Stefan Strumbel, Aaron De La Cruz, Brooke Reidt, Nychos, 123KLAN and INSA, to create a lustrous collection of German brewed beer.  "This isn’t the first time the German brewery has reached out to a select group of artists either as last year they hooked up with Odd Future for their pop-up store at Paris’s Colette a bottle inspired by the group’s most recent album cover. Reaching even further back, over 30 years ago in…
  • Belle's Body Lotions

    Elena Massucco
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
     SupperStudio developed the packaging and graphics for belle, a line of natural body lotions. The bottles feature bright illustrations of butterflies - all in different colours- to reflect the different properties of the lotions.  The use of butterflies links the light and delicate elegance of these beautiful and graceful creatures to what a body lotion should make our skin feel.  The images and typographic sit on a white background which highlights the purity of the lotions - free from parabens and colourants. Another fresh, delicate and young design from the team at…
  • VINSUAL

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Vinsual partnered up with Calcco to bring its connoisseurs 3 wines with narrative inspiration. One, a festive love story in a box, and another, textured with graceful still life renderings.   The Vinsual family consists of 3 wines QDO. Rioja which follow two packaging design lines: In one hand a Red wine and a White wine whose designs reflect the essence of ancient epistolary correspondence (those eagerly awaited letters which were read with passion) and are complemented by a cylindrical case as a mailbox (it could not be otherwise) and on the other hand, a Reserva red…
 
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  • More on the influence of design on movies and television: The Art Director's Guild

    chuck
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Last week I pointed you to the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) in an appreciation of the vast influence design has on everyday life. This week, let's visit another center of design influence, The Art Director's Guild, a union of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE). It represents roughly 100,000 entertainment industry Art Directors, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Matte Artists, Model Makers, Scenic Artists, Set Designers and Title Artists. The Art Director's Guild... Three random members... Example 1: Lori West.. Example 2: Marc Vena... Example 3: Chad…
  • IBM Thinks

    chuck
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    I happened on this presentation of "IBM's 100 Icons of Progress" and I thought the execution of the illustrations was well worth a look. It's also a good reminder of what a significant role IBM has played in the evolution of computing. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Within the context of the presentation... I assume the work was done by powerhouse brand and marketing firm VSA Partners... As IBM's first chairman and CEO, Thomas John Watson, Sr, said.... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from MyFonts.com. (A little tip: Look closely at the listings, some include one or…
  • A non-designer may not appreciate the vast influence design has on life

    chuck
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    For example, does the normal TV viewer fully appreciate the fact that the chair a character is sitting in was chosen by a decorator whose job is to dress the set? The Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) defines the role of set decorators as being, "key members of the design team for film, television and commercials. Working closely with the Production Designer and the Director, the Set Decorator must research, resource, and acquire all the objects required to dress the sets. Typical examples of this set dressing may include furniture, drapery, lighting fixtures, art and other decorative…
  • Meet illustrator Gary Pierazzi

    chuck
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    As Mr. Pierazzi describes it, "Over the years I have developed 3 distinctive illustration styles. One animated and fun, the second brushy and painterly, and the newest style consisting of simple clean images with a flow of graphic lines and patterns." I really like his use of bright, flat colors and smooth, distinct shapes. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Gary Pierazzi's website... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design Briefing
  • A design that illustrates how even the best designers can lose their way

    chuck
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Michael Bierut is, by all measures, a highly successful, well respected designer. So when he was commissioned by MIT Media Lab to remake its popular identity scheme, you'd think it would be a sure bet that he would produce something interesting and innovative. But this one leaves me cold. While a grouping of the marks might generate some visual interest, I wonder about, for example, the Social Computing group's mark (below). When the dust settles and they are left to deal with their particular piece of the larger puzzle, I can't help but think they'll find it difficult to reconcile. Do you…
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  • Outdoor Holiday Decorations and Lighting {Better Homes and Gardens}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    The most wonderful time of year has arrived! I stopped at Barnes and Noble last night to pick up a few Indian Cookery books and noticed that the December BHG is out. (Do you remember when Karin and Matthew visited with me last Winter?) I am delighted to say the exterior of The Country House featured in a story about Outdoor Holiday Decorations and Garden Lighting in the December 2014 edition of Better Homes and Gardens – starting on page 60. The entire issue is chalk full of holiday decorating, recipes and entertaining advice. Be sure to check it out! BHG also spent a day at our house…
  • Indian Cooking School {Brooklyn, New York}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    Images above via How to Build an Indian Pantry, How to Make Paneer Cheese in 30 Minutes, Sundal: South Indian Chickpea Salad Recipe, 26 Traditional Indian Foods That Will Change Your Life, 9 Essential Curry Recipes for Fall, Slow Cooker Saag Paneer, Homemade Naan Tutorial, Indian Flower Market, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple: Tiruchirappally, Tamil Nadu, India, Festival of Colors, Celebrating India. And for inquiring minds: I am taking the comprehensive cooking course at Julie Sahni’s Indian Cooking School.
  • Making {Budget Friendly} Tile Decisions

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Budget, budget, budget is the name of the game here. The Garage Barn that we’ve been working on the designs for has clocked in at 1.5x’s the original estimate = YIKES! We’ll be cutting that down as much as we can, but there is no question we have to make savvy decisions elsewhere to make up for the luxuries we want in the barn. The barn has a third ‘bay’ off the back that will become our home gym. It will have a double height ceiling and will be filled with a set of weights, a Stepmill, a Spin Bike and a Wahoo Cycling Trainer. We should create a fun and pretty…
  • Dining Banquette {Vintage Hollywood Regency Sofa Redo}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    I have made it no secret. I have wanted a dining banquette since we moved to The Country House. I first saw this linen sofa at Hunter Bee last Fall. Ever since then, I’ve been excited about my vintage “dining banquette” project. Dream decorating since 2010, and a vintage redo that is a year in the making? Sounds about right. Talk about the Slow Home Movement! The ticking stripe dining banquette “mattress” was ready to go weeks ago, but it took a while for me to get up the nerve to squeeze it into my car and drive it from NWCT to the City apartment. Bringing…
  • {Black and White} Checkerboard Floors

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    I can totally imagine sitting down to work on this post in a Buffalo Check Wing Back Chair with a blanket on my lap, a cup of coffee and a fire glowing, can’t you? Last week I met the architect at the New Old Stone House to discuss both the Kitchen and Pantry layout that I have conceived in my mind, but yet to have put on paper. Obviously the painter had been in! He had chipped away to the first coat of paint on the Butler’s Pantry Door. (I find the color history in this house fascinating!) I pulled out my Benjamin Moore Historical Color Palette, and this golden yellow color is a…
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  • There are many chasms to cross ...

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Consider the evolution of an activity such as computing infrastructure. Let us start with the genesis of the act of modern digital infrastructure (arguably the Z3 in 1943) and progress through the waves of improvement and disruption that have followed until eventually we end up with a commodity provided through utility services.The evolution of an act isn't a smooth process but has many released improvements each of which will diffuse in society. If you examine the diffusion curves for each improving version, they generally have different time length and market sizes (i.e. they're not…
  • How we used to organise stuff ..

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    In the early days, we used to apply one size fits all methodology because we didn't know better (see figure 1). We used to yo-yo between methods but in 2002, most of us in the open source world had gone "all agile" whilst the enterprise was mainly "all waterfall and all outsourcing". Under such a model, the IT organisation is one large department and one attitude. Be warned, single methods fail to deal with evolution and tend to run into excessive change control cost overruns.Figure 1 - circa 2002 - One size rules all, OK!By 2004, in the open source world, we had learned that one size fits…
  • How to get to Strategy ... in ten steps!

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    I was asked by someone whether I could help with a particular strategy. My response, was rather simple ... you do steps 0-9, I'll help you with ten ... all in graphical form. There really isn't much point to start with step 10 until you've done all the previous steps.
  • Bimodal IT - the new old hotness

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    I've recently come across a concept known as Bimodal IT. I couldn't stop howling with laughter. It's basically 2004 dressed up as 2014 and it is guaranteed to get you into a mess. So we better go through it.I'm going to start with a map. Now, as we know the map of a business contains many components organised into a chain of needs (the value chain) with the components at differing states of evolution. As components evolve, their properties change (from uncharted to industrialised) and different methods of management become appropriate. Hence components in the uncharted space use in-house,…
  • The Enterprise is slower than you think

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    In the late 1990s, I had taken an interest in 3D printing. It was one of the main reasons I joined Fotango (a small but failing online photo startup) because of my interest in the distribution of images.In 2001, I was the CIO of Fotango and we were acquired by Canon. By 2002, we became an open source and agile (XP) development shop. We extensively used and provided web services. We lived online. We started to get involved more directly in open source projects particularly Perl. We built a centre of gravity to attract talent to the barren technological wasteland that was Old Street.By…
 
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  • Not Enough Clients? Get More by Donating Your Services

    Jacob Cass
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This article has been contributed by Todd Turner. As a graphic design company, increasing your exposure is crucial to your success. It’s only through getting your name out there that you can find clients, and therefore success, as your business grows. If you are looking for creative ways to drop your name without resorting to traditional advertising venues or spec work, consider using some of your graphic design talents to help with a local nonprofit’s fundraiser, and watch as more people become aware of what you have to offer. Why Fundraising Is a Good Venue for Your Talents…
  • Design Usability – 10 Common Mistakes

    Jacob Cass
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    This article has been contributed by Jessica Velasco. The internet is filled with how-to articles and tips for success. Rarely do we find people who boast about the mistakes they’ve made! However, when we do come across one of these self-flagellation articles, there is a powerful lesson to be learned. We all make mistakes on occasion. And learning from those mistakes is vital for long-term success. But it is even better when we can learn from the mistakes other people make! It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur or a design veteran, if you are a freelancer or a member of a…
  • 5 Key Components of a Winning Social Media Campaign

    Jacob Cass
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    This article has been contributed by Michael Georgiou. Facebook has 1.35 billion monthly active users and Twitter has 284 million of them. These massive figures are reason enough that all businesses irrespective of their size should be using social networks for marketing their products and services. When it comes to marketing, you need to go where the audience is and the audience is on social media. But, where there are customers, there will be competition. The problem is that on social media, you are not only competing with your direct competitor but also every other business aiming to…
  • Start Having Fun Again in Web Design: Here’s How

    Jacob Cass
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This article has been contributed by John Siebert. Web designers see themselves as artists and their creations as nothing less than works of art. But if you ask any designer to describe her average day, she will rattle off a list of mundane tasks that have little or nothing to do with art or creativity. So how does a creative soul survive the long and arduous road to the final destination – a fabulously designed website? By making the small, not-so-interesting tasks a little more interesting; by involving others in the little things to make work fun for all, by using awesome tools that…
  • 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…
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  • FREE Standard US shipping for the Holidays!

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Get free Standard US shipping on all orders now through Dec. 15th. Priority upgrade are available for expedited delivery to most addresses, contact us for details. Happy Holidays! NKHenry
  • ardeola has just arrived on Supermarket

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    ardeola is the name of this newcomer store on Supermarket. We design jewelry and home decor items – currently all made of plywood using precise laser cutting technology. Check out our store now here and check back regularly as we keep on expanding our collection week by week. Happy browsing.
  • 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    How To See ‘Shooting Stars’ Monday Night 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower
  • New Necklace Collection – DARE

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    My jewelry presents the concept for how to integrate the new and old materials with a refreshing & simplistic design approach. It is not just about making new beautiful things with new materials, it is more about going back to the wild vintage stores, old bead stores and REVIVE these forgettable, discontinued but treasurable gems. Simply because for one reason: they arouse imaginations. They deserve better, and I want to bring these inspirations back to life. So here, I am proud to claim my pieces are truly One of a Kind since they can’t be repeated more than a few times. Each piece…
  • Night Sky Collection

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    My Night Sky Collection is finally here! Star gazing up north is one of my favourite summer pastimes. The night sky adorned with infinite pinpoints of light and accented with the occasional flash of a shooting star, both relaxes and entertains me and my cottage guests. We often challenge each other to see who can spot the most dramatic light show or the most constellations. This collection of rings, earrings and pendants endeavours to capture that beauty as a wearable piece of night sky. All of the pieces are available in your choice of a brushed silver or black oxidized finish.
 
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  • 25+ Awe-Inspiring Digital Art Paintings by Elena Berezina

    zeeque
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Today I am unfolding before you 25+ awe-inspiring digital art paintings by Elena Berezina. The artist has kept fancy images in the mind while composing these art pieces, beautiful colors and textures are injecting life into each one of these. Continue reading "25+ Awe-Inspiring Digital Art Paintings by Elena Berezina" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Fashion Photography by Nino Yap

    antonliberant
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Nino Yap is a talented fashion photographer, and fashion stylist based in Singapore. Nino also shoot a lot beauty, glamour and colorful photography. Continue reading "Fashion Photography by Nino Yap" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Impressive Architectural Kaleidoscopes by Cory Stevens

    sergeyursu
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Canadian photographer Cory Stevens created a series of kaleidoscopic images entitled Deconstructed. Reimagined. Each image consists of a fractal pattern, with the base in the center of a dome, or a reflection of the segments of skyscrapers that create a symmetrical kaleidoscopic image. Continue reading "Impressive Architectural Kaleidoscopes by Cory Stevens" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Stunning Concept Art by Antonio José Manzanedo

    Matt Watts
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Collection of amazing digital concept illustrations by an artist from Spain – Antonio José Manzanedo. Continue reading "Stunning Concept Art by Antonio José Manzanedo" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Loft in Rome by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

    Matt Watts
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Located in Rome, Italy, this inspiring loft apartment was designed in 2013 by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia. Continue reading "Loft in Rome by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • John Lewis or Sainsbury’s

    cherryflava
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    There are now two Christmas ads from UK retailers that are shooting the lights out online, the most recent one being the new Sainsbury’s Christmas 2014 ad sharing the story of the famous WW1 Christmas truce. Last week it was John Lewis’ #MontythePenguin who was taking names and helping to shed tears with a vulnerable tale of imagination. Both are completely different, but both make use of an emotionally charged narrative to share with the audience the essence of what makes Christmas, Christmas. Giving. Which one do you prefer more?   Our opinion: We’ve watched full…
  • 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

    cherryflava
    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

    cherryflava
    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

    cherryflava
    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…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Gary Baseman Exhibition

    AJ
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Gary Baseman has been taking his The Door Is Always Open exhibition on the road and will be opening the show in Shanghai on 5 December. It’s at K11 Art Museum.
  • Jeff Soto print

    AJ
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    If you don’t have the big bucks to buy an original, why not grab yourself a print of the always awesome Jeff Soto. he just released a couple up at Prints On Wood.
  • Andrea Roversi

    Ravi Vasavan
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Astounding portfolio of photojournalism and reportage by Andrea Roversi, a photographer based in Rome, Italy. Looking forward to seeing the release of her new series, Mai Domo which focuses on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
  • 27 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm

    Ravi Vasavan
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Ping Zhu is an illustrator, LA-native and currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She also runs three side equally brilliant blogs, Palettes, Ugly Drawings and Less Ugly Drawings.
  • Another

    Ravi Vasavan
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Another is a design studio for page and screen, led by Frank Chimero.
 
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    NOTCOT.ORG

  • The second women's edition of Svbscription...

    portableandrew
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:42 pm
    The second women's edition of Svbscription entitled "Escape". (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Calvin Klein has unveiled a special holiday...

    desainer
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Calvin Klein has unveiled a special holiday installation by Snarkitecture on view in the windows of the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Aesop always has a fun packaging theme for...

    NOTCOT
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Aesop always has a fun packaging theme for their holiday gift sets and 2014 is all about The Guild of Artisans - featuring materials on each label. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Triumph & Disaster Axe Tube Key - the perfect...

    NOTCOT
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Triumph & Disaster Axe Tube Key - the perfect way to twist every last drop out of that tube of lotion, etc. Each white bronze axe is individually hand cast and finished I Am WoRm Studio. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • In an area where businessmen don't have time to...

    antoniocorrea22
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    In an area where businessmen don't have time to leave the office, Camisaria Colombo - a famous Brazilian shirt store - decided to give them a little help by taking its Black Friday's offers to them. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
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  • Break Bar: Dandelion x Snarkitechture

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    WANT! Cool Hunting’s latest CH Edition goes Willy Wonka with their Break Bar: a Chocolate bar done only the way Dandelion Chocolate x Snarkitecture can. In a limited edition of 500 pieces, 5 of them will include a magical “White Ticket” that can be redeemed for the non-edible gypsum sculpture in the exact same form as the Break Bar. As for the chocolate itself - it is made from 70% chocolate made from Maya Mountain, Belize beans, this six ounce bar is the equivalent of three standard Dandelion Chocolate bars. And if that doesn’t make it the perfect gift (even for…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tastologie Roundup

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Here’s what’s inspiring me over at NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie - click the squares to find out more! (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • NOTFZJ80: ARB Outback Solutions Drawers

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Here’s the latest in our adventures with the NOTFZJ80 - we realized it was time to get more organized before the next trip! So ARB was kind enough to help us out with some of their ARB Outback Solutions Modular Roller Drawer Systems. While we were considering building our own, when it came down to time/energy/money… and weight, it was going to be hard to beat their stainless steel frame, structural ply top with UV stable carpeting and aluminum and plastic details. You can easily customize your configuration between two depths of rolling drawers and fixed or rolling floors. You can…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    A peek at what’s inspiring me over at NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie - click the squares to find out more! As a side note, the more we dive into projects with NOTlabs, the more NOTCOT.org goes back to what we originally saw it as 10 years ago, our digital studio bulletin board filled with the things that inspire us! (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Ojai, CA: Summer Camp, FIG, Tipple & Ramble

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    A friend needed to go pick something up in Ojai yesterday, so i tagged along so long as he let me check out some of the newer little shops in town… We found the adorable Summer Camp in an old gas station, FIG down an incredible vine covered walkway (above!), and picnic store Tipple & Ramble under a bright red woodpecker… see some of the fun products (many of which aren’t online) we discovered on the next page! TO PAGE 2 of "Ojai, CA: Summer Camp, FIG, Tipple & Ramble"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • microsoft surface pro 3’s #surfacecreate digital hub celebrates the creative process

    andrea chin I designboom
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    the digital hub follows the journeys of the selected designers through their ideation, fabrication and execution of a concept, all achieved through the use of microsoft's surface pro 3. the digital #surfacecreate hub tracks thei activities, documenting their process through editorial and visual content.The post microsoft surface pro 3’s #surfacecreate digital hub celebrates the creative process appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • spacious mercedes-benz CLA shooting brake powers to speeds of 215km/h

    tim spears I designboom
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    the mercedes-benz 'CLA shooting brake' features sporty proportions and a dynamic construction that has a lower overall height than its predecessor - the 'CLS shooting brake', yet offers a more spacious interior.The post spacious mercedes-benz CLA shooting brake powers to speeds of 215km/h appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • dressage stadium extension by kadawittfeldarchitektur in germany

    nikola mueller-langguth
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    the architecture of the existing equestrian sports complex has been enhanced by a grandstand, which complements the existing U-shaped building.The post dressage stadium extension by kadawittfeldarchitektur in germany appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • elegant teca lamp combines raw woodturning with glass enclosure

    Slow Wood
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    each wood has its own story, its own reaction to the lathe and to the time, and only a thorough study of this story made the design possible.The post elegant teca lamp combines raw woodturning with glass enclosure appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • smiths PRS40 military watch design by giovanni moro

    giovanni moro
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    the versatile and symmetric aesthetic features a thin case machined from solid stainless steel, with sturdy integrated fixed lugs.The post smiths PRS40 military watch design by giovanni moro appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
 
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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Design Public!

    Becky
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! On thing we are so grateful for here at Design Public is YOU! We hope everyone has a great day with family and friends and stuffing themselves silly. via http://easypreschoolcraft.blogspot.com/
  • Giveaway Day 8: Steelcase Turnstone Buoy Chair

    Becky
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. We’re into our second week of fabulous giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prize  is a break from the usual…
  • Giveaway Day 7: DESU DESIGN Lithos Platter

    Becky
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. We’re into our second week of fabulous giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prize  is the gorgeous DESU…
  • Giveaway Day 6: Two Great Items from twig+nest

    DesignPublic.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Here at Design Public, we’re kicking off the holiday selling season with a 11 days of fantastic giveaways. Now through Cyber Monday, we’ll be giving away great prizes (including free shipping) . Check in every weekday to see which product we are giving away that day. You may enter to win every single one. Today marks the second week of giveaways (check out past posts or our Twitter and Facebook feeds to see what you’ve missed, because they are all up for grabs until we complete our drawing on December 15, 2014). Today’s prize is a double whammy. twig+nest is giving…
  • Designer Interview and GIVEAWAY! Something’s Cookin’ in the Modern Play Kitchen

    Becky
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Clark Davis, owner, designer and also self-proclaimed “minion” of Sprout. The company is rolling out fantastic new products with playful modern style, and this one arrived on our site just in time for the holidays. It’s the Sprout Modern Play Kitchen, and parents, we promise, it will not take you four frustrating hours to put together like the one my parents got me 30 years ago (Davis says it takes less than ten minutes to pop this baby together). “We tried to fit a lot of function into a very simple product,” Davis…
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  • Animated Colorful Abstract Illustrations

    Valentin
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Voici une série de peintures animées réalisée par l’artiste américain Drew Tyndell. Inspirées de ses peintures sur bois, ces animations d’illustrations abstraites et colorées se transforment et évoluent dans des boucles sans fin. Une bien belle façon de faire vivre ces oeuvres, à découvrir en GIFs dans la suite de l’article.
  • Colors Explosions by Irby Pace

    Donnia
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Comme Isabelle & Alexis, le photographe texan Irby Pace capture des explosions de fumée dans différents lieux d’Amérique du Nord. A travers sa série « Idle Voids – Pop! », il a voulu faire exister des espaces vides et les rendre palpables grâce à des nuages colorés. L’environnement définit ainsi la durée, la forme et l’existence physique de chaque explosion.
  • Alphabet City by Ranganath Krishnamani

    Valentin
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Voici une série de lettres réalisée par l’artiste indien Ranganath Krishnamani. Ces illustrations ont été créées pour un catalogue de moto mettant en évidence les caractéristiques et les avantages du deux roues. Des jolies représentation de villes colorées. A découvrir.
  • Beautiful Portraits Series by Tim Cavadini

    Daniella
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Le photographe allemand Tim Cavadini nous présente ici une série de portraits sensibles d’hommes et de femmes au visage neutre qui laissent paradoxalement entrevoir beaucoup d’émotions, tandis que les lumières du soleil et de la ville interfèrent, créant une atmosphère poétique.
  • Wooden Spray Cans

    Valentin
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Thibaut Malet, auteur de la série Wooden Lego, a conçu une série de bombes aérosols décoratives fabriquées à la main, en bois de cerisier avec des citations gravées au laser par le studio londonien, Zics Design. Les bombes sont disponibles sur sa boutique en ligne.
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    TrendsNow

  • Sandhurst Towers Penthouse

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Situé au sommet de l’une des Sandhurst Towers à Johannesburg, focus sur ce splendide penthouse conçu sur trois étages par le studio Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects en collaboration avec OKHA Interiors. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos DOOK Photography & Design by SAOTA / OKHA… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Fly Sword

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    A la fois simple et terriblement cool, j’ai totalement craqué sur cette excellente « Fly Sword », une tapette à mouche revisitée façon sabre par le studio Peleg Design. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & design by Peleg Design … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Playing with Clouds

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    Ré-imaginant les nuages à la manière d’un terrain de jeux géant, clin d’oeil pour cette excellente série de clichés intitulée « Playing with Clouds » qui nous vient du photographe turinois Elio Pallard. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Elio Pallard / Flickr… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Sparks Modular Lighting

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    Superbe création du designer Daniel Becker, coup de projecteur sur « Sparks », un intéressant système d’éclairage modulable dont le style s’inspire aussi bien de la chaîne d’ADN que des cristaux de givre. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Daniel Becker … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • AR-CHE Aqua Floathome

    Mr K (boss)
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Construite sur le lac Lusatian en Allemagne, clin d’oeil pour l’étonnante « AR-CHE Aqua Floathome », une agréable maison flottante imaginée par le studio de design et d’architecture Steeltec37. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Design by Steeltec37… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
 
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Designing Content for Product Experiences, A December 11 Virtual Seminar

    Adam Churchill
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    We’re wrapping up the 2014 Virtual Seminar schedule with a presentation from Facebook’s Jonathon Colman – Designing Content for Product Experiences. In this seminar, Jonathon Colman shares a framework he’s using at Facebook, one that anyone can use to build useful, usable content experiences for products. You’ll learn the principles of content strategy for interfaces by looking at several real-world examples. And you’ll gain the confidence you need to self-identify as a content designer, so you can act as a user advocate and have an impact with your organization or…
  • Looking for Another Amazing Web Developer Intern

    Adam Churchill
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    We’re looking for an amazing Web Developer Intern for a paid, 6-month internship. It starts in January 2015 in our offices just north of Boston. Fast Forward Six Months… We’d like to thank you for doing a fantastic job as our 2015 Winter/Spring Web Developer Intern. You’ve excelled at maintaining, editing, and documenting our stable of web properties. You spent much of your time creating all of our outbound HTML emails, and managed those campaigns through MailChimp, our email service provider. Your site development skills are top-notch, as you worked closely with our web team to…
  • Jared Spool – How Do We Design Designers? Live!

    Sean Carmichael
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Why don’t design students coming out of school know about responsive design or creating mobile apps? Why are our self-taught hackers and C.S. grads having a tough time keeping up with the pace of technology innovation? It’s not that schools or professional development programs are slow to adapt; it’s more complicated than that. But our tendency to focus on skills alone just isn’t sustainable. Instead, we need to start investing in the ways we create designers and fuel their growth. Doing just that takes a combination of practical education, soft-skill…
  • UIEtips: Un-Sucking the Touchpoint

    Jared Spool
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    In this week’s UIEtips article, Chris Risdon defines and establishes criteria for touchpoints, in effect, unsucking the touchpoint. Here’s an excerpt from the article: It became clear that a touchpoint is a moment in time. I want to design to support that moment in time. More specifically, a touchpoint is meeting that need through delivering on the company’s value proposition in that time and place. Read the article: Un-Sucking the Touchpoint. How does Chris’ definition relate to your understanding of the touchpoint? Leave us a note below.
  • Cyd Harrell – Doing “Pocket Research” to Learn About Your Users’ Lives Live!

    Sean Carmichael
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Mobile phones are like research platforms in our pockets. With the right strategy, we can quickly understand our users’ behavior, wherever they are. And given the ubiquity of mobile usage — even among hard-to-reach populations — we as UX designers are especially poised to make our lives easier while designing better products. That is, if we actually do the research. Fortunately, Cyd Harrell knows how to gather data without breaking budgets or extending timelines. In this talk, you’ll hear how to: Choose the right mobile methods to answer deeper UX questions…
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    FlowingData

  • Detecting your face

    Nathan Yau
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    Sterling Crispin reverse engineered facial recognition algorithms and produced masks that only kind of look human. Although the computer sees it differently. This research has resulted in the production of a series of 3D printed face masks which were algorithmically evolved to satisfy facial recognition algorithms. It is important to understand the the goal of creating these masks isn't to defeat facial recognition or provide something undetectable, simply covering your face with your hand will do that. Rather, my goal is to show the machine what it's looking for, to hold a mirror up to the…
  • Why you feel bloated after holiday meals

    Nathan Yau
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Because that's what happens when you eat ten full plates of turkey and pie. However, Bonnie Berkowitz and Lazaro Gamio for the Washington Post go into some of the specifics of holiday eating. The last bit of the feelings section (part of it shown above) on permanently heavy: After the first 750 calories or so, your body begins to store a larger percentage of food as fat. A 2000 study found that the average adult gains a pound during each holiday season and usually never loses it. Wait — really? Tags: health, holidays, Washington Post
  • Friends in Space

    Nathan Yau
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Part celebration of Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman to fly into space, and part social network above the clouds, Friends in Space by Accurat lets you follow Cristoforetti on the six-month long journey to the International Space Station. The homepage of Friend in Space is your real-time open window on the I.S.S. orbits. Here you will see where Samantha is right now, what she is doing, what she is looking at from above and who else is "out in space" with you and her. Log in with one of your social accounts and make new friends: the little stars you see are the people that, just…
  • Chart data quickly with open source Charted

    Nathan Yau
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Charted is a tool used internally at Medium that they recently released into the wild. It's for the quick-and-dirty times when you just need to see quick results. Charted is open-sourced and available for anyone to use at charted.co. The publicly-hosted charted.co works with files that are already publicly accessible to anyone with the link (e.g., Dropbox share links). For protected or sensitive data, you can serve your own instance of Charted on your secure network, which is what we do at Medium. It's a stripped down charting tool built for a specific type of data, so there are of course…
  • Pianogram

    Nathan Yau
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    This is what you get when you cross a histogram and piano keys to show note distribution of songs. It's the pianogram. View examples such as Fur Elise or the classic Chopsticks, or punch in your own MIDI-formatted song for a taste of the distribution ivories. Here's the distribution for Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone. Because why not. Tags: distribution, histogram, music, piano
 
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Floodwatch - track the advertisers that track you

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Floodwatch is a Chrome extension that tracks the ads you are served as you browse the web. While you are browsing, Floodwatch is silently taking note of the ads it can find. It enables you to view the history of ads targeted to you, as well as the volume and type of ads. Floodwatch currently runs in alpha mode, for Chrome only. • www.floodwatch.o-c-r.org
  • 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! • www.killyourphone.com
  • 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…
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • From the Archive: Being BJ

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’ve discovered a series of old pieces in a recent clear-out that seem worthy of another look. Up first – a review of the 2005 Design Museum show dedicated to design legend, Robert Brownjohn.   My guess is that many of this blog’s readers will never have heard of Robert Brownjohn. Yet to those who knew him personally, or know the work, he’s attained a mythical, almost legendary status that might puzzle non-believers. His was a live fast, die (relatively) young tale that left behind many stories of his unhinged lifestyle, but not a vast archive of work. Until recently it took…
  • Open Knowledge

    7 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    We’ve been working for about a year on a new identity for the technology pioneers, the Open Knowledge Foundation. Since 2004, they’ve been the leading organisation opening up data across the world, and are now at the forefront of a technology revolution. Never before has so much data been collected and analysed. Never before have so many people had the ability to freely, easily and quickly share information across the globe, and governments and corporations are using this data to create knowledge about our world, and make decisions about our future. Open Knowledge ask who should…
  • 21 years of blue-chip design

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back in the summer, we shared a brief glimpse of a set of books we’ve produced to celebrate 21 years in business – it’s now time to look at them in a bit more detail. johnson banks started off with a bedrock of blue-chip clients, and this has continued pretty much continuously for two decades. Looking back at our work in this sector, it took us a while to get up to speed in terms of brand and identity – the harsh truth of the British boardroom is that large identity schemes aren’t doled out quickly to companies until there’s some proof that you can really deliver. So, whilst…
  • 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…
 
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Biggest Sale of the Year Starts Midnight Tonight

    Dan Devorkin
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Biggest Sale of the Year Starts Black Friday, Ends Cyber Monday This is it – our biggest sale for all of 2014. Your chance to make something new, something a little crazy, or to stock up on your favorites. You get 35% off the making cost of all laser cutting orders placed between 12:01am Black Friday and 11:59pm Cyber Monday. To make it happen just enter this coupon code at checkout – VOAXD8 – within the next 4 days only. Go wild. Discount applied to making costs. Offer good November 28th – December 1st 2014. Not valid with Prime accounts. Posted in Digital…
  • Laser cutting looking at you

    Sam
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:27 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #202 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser cut and etched birch work from Adam Rosenberg. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, space ships, gorilla’s, shells, hangers… Above is a laser cut wood model kit from Thomas Houha Design. Above is a laser cut acrylic “Gorila” cable shortener from Arcfactory. Above are laser cut wood earrings from Leafalei. Above is a laser cut birch plywood accessory hanger from Dan Hoolahan. Posted in Art, Fashion +…
  • Laser Cut Terrarium inhabitants

    Guy Blashki
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    Miniature wooden forest creatures liven up tiny landscapes With the holiday season fast approaching and Ponoko’s laser cutting deadlines closing even faster, here is a very cute gift idea that can be whipped together quite quickly. Terrariums have a whimsical otherwordly feel to them, whether they are dangling in antique glassware at your local hipster café or nestled in the corner the Science lab at school. Instructables user Jodi Lynns posted a tutorial on how to make mini terrariums complete with teeny little laser cut critters that help give a new narrative to these snapshots of…
  • Tuesday is the Early Deadline to Order Laser Cutting in Time for the Holidays

    Dan Devorkin
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Early Deadline for Holiday Orders is November 25! Need some laser cutting done and in your hands before the holidays? Order by Tuesday to ensure in-time delivery without having to upgrade to faster making or shipping. The final deadline for holiday orders is December 9th. If you’ve got any questions about the timeframe of your order, just get in touch : ) Note: The holiday order deadline for 3D printing has passed. Posted in Laser Cutting, Ponoko News by Dan Devorkin | No Comments
  • laser cutting, baby!

    Sam
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #201 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser cut wood nursery poster from Tuli. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, flower girls, cakes, apples, and Louisville… Above is a laser cut and etched wood brooch from Dolls in Trees. Above are laser cut acrylic cake servers from Funky Laser. Above is a laser cut walnut MacBook back from Bay Laser Design. Above is a laser cut metal fleur de lis from DWS Metal Design. Posted in Art, Electronics + Robotics, Functional Art +…
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    Brian Lovin

  • Design Details: Android Lollipop Pt. 1

    brian
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    I missed some of the awkward “coming-of-age” years on the Android platform with Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3). My first true experience with Android was earlier this year on KitKat 4.4. The OS was nice, and not too jarring of a change from iOS 7 (at the time), but several quirks in the software made it impossible for me to fully abandon the Apple ecosystem. This month’s release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, however, feels like it could be the tipping point. There are a lot of really amazing features that Android brings to the table…
  • The Design Details Podcast

    brian
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It’s been a fun ride since I started publishing the Design Details posts back in February of this year. So far there have been 14 posts published which have reached readers in all corners of the world – thank you so much to everyone who has read, shared and enjoyed this series! I’m excited to announce that in January of 2015, I’ll be partnering with fellow-designer and SF resident Bryn Jackson to create the Design Details Podcast! This is my first time working on a podcast, and I admittedly have no clue what to expect. We will undoubtedly learn a lot as we go and tweak…
  • Design Details: Square Order for iOS

    brian
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    I’ve admired the design work at Square for years. They have a striking aesthetic which allows their hardware and software to stand out in marvelous ways. Square’s products can now be found almost anywhere – surely, a large number of readers here have seen the beautiful Square Stand, or used the Square card reader at some point. Square made its big splash in 2009 and 2010 with a delightfully-simple card reader. I remember being totally blown away by the elegance of their solution to mobile payment processing. Within a day of receiving mine, I was selling t-shirts out of my…
  • Design Details: Inbox by Google

    brian
    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

    brian
    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…
 
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • 11 Best Free jQuery Plugins Of This Week

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Here’s our best collection of 11 Best Free jQuery Plugins with examples we found around the web from last week (21/11/2014 to 27/11/2014). These jQuery plugins haven’t been featured on our website yet I think you might find useful. Have fun with it and remember to spread the word!
  • 12 Best Compilers And IDEs For C/C++ Coders

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    In today’s modern world, programming languages play a big part in catering day to day computing needs. It forms a foundation for various web applications. C and C++ are two most important elements which every programmer should know and understand. They form a foundation for other languages, and are used by a large number of programmers to deal with complicated hardware issues. These languages carry rich features, and extremely useful in various purposes.
  • Best Illustrator Tutorials of November 2014

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Coming to the topic of the day, Adobe Illustrator tutorials for long have been doing their bit as in helping people understand how to go about using a particular tool, feature to get the desired results. The tutorials that designers are coming up with quite often these days are helping in giving directions like following the stepwise procedure can lead to help other designers get the expected results.
  • How to Create A Business Card Design in Illustrator

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    A business card design is not just about incorporating some information about business and contact details. More than that, the manner in which these details are presented in the card matters a lot in creating a desired image of the company and its business.
  • The ultimate guide to getting started with Foundation

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Foundation is one of the two big-name HTML/CSS/JS frameworks for front-end developers. That didn’t happen by accident. Today, we’re here to tell you all about why you should be using it.Now first, for those who maybe write their own HTML, but have never worked with a framework before, here’s an explanation:Frameworks are basically big bunches of pre-written code to help you get started on your projects faster. In the case of front-end code like HTML and CSS, this means you’ll find stuff like layout grids, basic button styles, and commonly used interface elements. Larger frameworks may…
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    Design You Trust. Design and Beyond.

  • 25+ Awe-Inspiring Digital Art Paintings by Elena Berezina

    zeeque
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Today I am unfolding before you 25+ awe-inspiring digital art paintings by Elena Berezina. The artist has kept fancy images in the mind while composing these art pieces, beautiful colors and textures are injecting life into each one of these. Continue reading "25+ Awe-Inspiring Digital Art Paintings by Elena Berezina" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Fashion Photography by Nino Yap

    antonliberant
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Nino Yap is a talented fashion photographer, and fashion stylist based in Singapore. Nino also shoot a lot beauty, glamour and colorful photography. Continue reading "Fashion Photography by Nino Yap" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Impressive Architectural Kaleidoscopes by Cory Stevens

    sergeyursu
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Canadian photographer Cory Stevens created a series of kaleidoscopic images entitled Deconstructed. Reimagined. Each image consists of a fractal pattern, with the base in the center of a dome, or a reflection of the segments of skyscrapers that create a symmetrical kaleidoscopic image. Continue reading "Impressive Architectural Kaleidoscopes by Cory Stevens" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Stunning Concept Art by Antonio José Manzanedo

    Matt Watts
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Collection of amazing digital concept illustrations by an artist from Spain – Antonio José Manzanedo. Continue reading "Stunning Concept Art by Antonio José Manzanedo" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Loft in Rome by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

    Matt Watts
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Located in Rome, Italy, this inspiring loft apartment was designed in 2013 by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia. Continue reading "Loft in Rome by Angelo Luigi Tartaglia" » Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
 
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    You The Designer

  • Broaden your Color Vocabulary With This Color Thesaurus by Ingrid Sundberg

    Patrick Ellasos
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is a plethora of colors in this world that is more complex and varied than a simple color spectrum that rainbow represents. So no wonder why most of us are having a hard time describing a particular shade of a color. Well maybe for other people, a red is a red regardless of its hue and intensity. But for artists, designers, writers, make-up artist and even for somebody who is planning to have their room painted with their specific favorite color, it is very significant to describe the exact shade of a color to get it right. Well Ingrid Sundberg –  a writer and an illustrator…
  • The Moleskine Smart Notebook

    Gian Bautista
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    The innovation that instantly transforms hand-drawn sketches on paper into workable vector images. This Creative Cloud-connected Moleskine smart notebook simplifies the creative process of working from traditional to digital media. A collaboration between Adobe and Moleskine, this new development offers users a smart notebook for sketching and a mobile companion app to sync your files to the Creative Cloud — this allows you to refine the images in Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC, bridging the gap between the analog and digital world. It is powered by the new Adobe Creative SDK…
  • Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention and Got People Hired

    Gian Bautista
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [This post was originally published on June 21, 2011] The resume is a bird’s-eye view of our qualifications and character. In an open job position where there are multiple applicants, a greatly designed resume is a way to get noticed and be called for an interview. If you are someone who is aiming for a position in the creative industry, then it is vital that you create a resume that is extraordinary, concise, and as genuine as possible. Featured below are some creative resume designs crafted by different designers. They say first impressions last, so make yours count. We’re…
  • The Festive Art of ‘The Book of Life’

    Gian Bautista
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    New York-based hand-lettering genius Jon Contino created the radiant folk-art design for the animated film featuring the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’. Under the supervision of art director Neri Rivas, production studio 20th Century Fox collaborated with the creatives at Jon Contino Studio to develop the overall branding, illustration, lettering, typeface, and marketing materials design for The Book of Life. The 2014 American 3D computer-animated film tells a story that is set in a supernatural world during the Día de Muertos, or the Mexican Day of the Dead. Everything in the…
  • 10 Great Places to Find Graphic Design Jobs

    Gian Bautista
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [This post was originally published on April 21, 2008] Are you a graphic designer and you’re currently in an adventure of exploring for the ideal job that will kickoff your creative career? Then, you have landed on the perfect place. Listed below are 10 great platforms where you may find your first or next graphic design job. These websites are also quite helpful for creatives from another field in the industry such as web design, animation, and illustration. 1. Coroflot In this platform, you may view and search over 2,000 creative company profiles. Job listings are filtered by…
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Daily Inspiration #1934

    AoiroStudio
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo AoiroStudio Designspiration.net Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration SerialThriller Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the tweet. FromUpNorth Send your RAWZ…
  • Idea! Zarvos - Architecture Posters

    abduzeedo
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    I am a fan of modern architecture with simple form, glass, concrete and straight lines. Henrique Foster, a designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil, created a series of posters titled Idea! Zarvos works for an architecture and construction company where he illustrates this aesthetic really well. Each illustration translates the main style of the buildings that they built. For more information about this project check out Henrique's website at http://cargocollective.com/folster Tags: posterillustrationarchitectureabduzeedo's blog
  • Thanksgiving Food Typography

    paul0v2
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    To celebrate thanksgiving I picked this awesome project by Casey Ligon. She used thanksgiving themed food to create some awesome typography. Check out the images and videos and happy thanksgiving! For more from Casey Ligon visit behance.net/caseyligon. Tags: foodTypographypaul0v2's blog
  • Logo Design: Lobsters

    PauloGabriel
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. Last week we featured the work of Gerard Huerta, and today we're featuring logos with lobsters! Every week we search through our favorite galleries: Logopond and Dribbble. Both are a great communities for designers everywhere. Also, if you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;) Tags: logologo designlobstersPauloGabriel's blog
  • Daily Inspiration #1933

    AoiroStudio
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo AoiroStudio
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • Retro Ad Generator PSD for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can get their hands on a really unique resource today courtesy of Design Something. This Retro Ad Generator is a PSD file that will transform your logos, signs and badges into retro artwork based on nostalgic advertisements from the 1950s. Your designs will be automatically given features such as bold outlines, 3D effects, shadows and cracked overlays that weather your artwork. Design Something is a creative store full of quality products for designers, including texture overlays, vector sets and fonts. A special Entire Shop bundle with a value of $512 is currently on…
  • 20 All New Best Selling Fonts, Just $29 for Them All!

    Chris Spooner
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’ve heard from many of my readers who love receiving my email notifications of spectacular deals on design resources. You guys can’t seem to get enough fonts, so you might be particularly interested in this latest collection from Design Cuts. At 98% off the discounts are getting so high there’s little left on the price tag! This is a great opportunity to grab $1894 worth of beautiful fonts for just $29. Here’s 20 all new best selling fonts to add to your collection, with web font variants and extended licensing included in the price. It’s difficult to find a…
  • 4 Free Seamless Knitted Christmas Jumper Patterns

    Chris Spooner
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’ve been busy with my virtual knitting needles and crafted 4 free Christmas jumper patterns for your designs to wear this season. Each design is based on the popular ‘Fair Isle’ knitting style with lots of tiny red and white stitch-like graphics making up intricate festive patterns. The download contains patterns for both Illustrator & Photoshop, and includes vector swatches, seamless .PAT files and individual PNG images to make them usable in any Christmas themed project. This free pack of Christmas jumper patterns contains 4 unique designs in the style of ‘Fair…
  • 6 Vintage Guarantee Badges for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last month Jascha from Creatticon kindly donated a set of 26 hand drawn vector ribbons for Access All Areas members to download. Today members can download more goodies courtesy of Creatticon, Jascha has kindly gifted 6 vintage style guarantee badges. They’re made using vector Photoshop shapes so they can be scaled to any size and given different colour fills. The text is editable too, so you can custom to suit your own designs. Jascha Brinkmann is the Web Designer behind the new web resources site Creatticon, a place where designers can find new high quality, premium resources for…
  • The Most Popular Design Resources in the World

    Chris Spooner
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    How do you fancy getting your hands on the hottest resources from the most popular design shops in the world? Design Cuts have put together another deal packed full of top quality resources and squashed the price down by 94%. These items are selling like crazy at their full price, which in most cases is more than the entire deal! Even if you’ve picked up any of the previous offers I’ve shared, you still might want to check this one out. It’s a brand new bundle of fresh items, these resources haven’t been featured in any previous Design Cuts deal. The Ultimate…
 
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  • Principle Experience Designer

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
  • Junior Digital Designer (Temp To Perm)

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
  • 15 reasons to visit the OFFF 2015

    Glenn
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    In preparation for next year’s 15th Anniversary of the OFFFest in Barcelona we are giving you no less than 15 great reasons to book your tickets and a flight to sunny Spain. 1. Watch Signalnoise (James White) opening the Main Titles for the first time in his career for OFFF Barcelona 2015. 2. Get your hands on the OFFF 15th Anniversary limited edition book by Vasava. 3. Take a walk around Barcelona’s gothic quarter. 4. Be the first to hear about exclusive projects announcements by featured speakers like Territory studio, GMUNK and more! 5. Experience Joshua Davis exclusive…
  • Tim Smith

    Gil
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
      A diverse range of work and disciplines from designer and illustrator Tim Smith. All those years of as a child spent drawing comic strip, starring his dog called Oscar paid off. We’re particularly fond of his contributions to the lovely project, Poop Deck and very cute EyePet press kit. Bravo!
  • Junior Digital Creative

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
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  • Norway Passport

    Antonio Carusone
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Oslo based studio, Neue, has been awarded the task of redesigning the Norwegian passport. I’m not sure if these designs are final, or if it’s just concept, but they’re wonderful. More governments should embrace great design like this, especially the US.
  • Lo Siento

    Antonio Carusone
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Lo Siento is a Barcelona based design studio producing print, web, motion and exhibition work. A lot of great stuff in their portfolio. My favorite is this leaflet for the new Design Museum of Barcelona. It’s printed in 3 colors and languages.
  • v-a

    Antonio Carusone
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    v-a is a design studio based in Lisbon and New York producing some wonderful work like this booklet. I especially love the big block of color for the cover, combined with the clean grid-aligned type.
  • 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
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  • Futuristic Japanese Sushi Restaurant Design

    Author
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The blue print of Japanese sushi restaurant will give us more than just Japanese atmosphere but also the comfortable place to enjoy the Japanese dish. Here, there are so many various kind of sushi and we are free to choose which one the suitable one for us. This Japanese sushi restaurant event serve the Japanese food but, the style of the restaurant is totally modern. Started from the outside space of this restaurant and continued with the inside space of this place we can feel the modern and classical Japanese taste blend in one harmony. [via Those who live in city can reach out this place…
  • Extraordinary Black Box House Design with Spiral Staircase System

    Author
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Several years ago, people apply the usual building construction as their living place. Time goes by and creativity is increase quickly. Now, people are fall in love with some unique and extraordinary one. This black box house design is the real sample of an out of the box point of view from a human being. The construction of this unique black box house building is completely unusual and we can see directly started from the blue print until the real construction of the building. The designer use more than one shape for this building and cover every single side of this house with black color…
  • Elegant Bathroom Sink Design with Lavish Ideas

    Author
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Creativity is free for all. Since creativity is free for everyone, this bathroom sink design is called as the front-less washbasin since the front side of this basin is totally un-shapeable. More than that, the creative design of this bathroom appliance is come from the material and the furnishing system of the basin itself. Through the landscape of this stuff we can see the double style of this washbasin, directly. Come and see the complete layouts of this elegant bathroom appliance design and try to get some inspiring thing our here. [via   This washbasin is totally a unique bathroom…
  • Cozy the Sea Side Restaurant Design with Luxury Plans

    Author
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Have a nice weekend, which is your friend said but unfortunately you still confused on choose the best place for enjoy the weekend time. No need to worry guys, this the seaside restaurant will help us to enjoy our best weekend time ever. The landscaping of this extraordinary sea side restaurant is totally awesome and beautiful. The front space is totally blue while the inside space is completely comfortable and warm. Those who are still confuse to choose, this place is one of the most recommended place for you. [via The inside space of this place is cover with black and white sea side resto…
  • Contemporary Forest Beach House Design with Wooden Material

    Author
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    In this modern era, people are going to try something new and unusual for their life. Through that point of view, thisforest beach house design is tries to show the extraordinary landscape of a living space, completely. The contemporary style living space ideas of this building is made from the combination between iron and wood material. Places in the middle of the forest, this house building are showing the perfect interpretation of a place for living space gathering with the whole family member and still close to the nature. [via   That main point of view was show interesting, right?
 
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  • 12 cool and funny USB designs

    Sabina Hona
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:27 pm
    People love to try unique products. Pen-drives or USBs are one of such products which people love to carry on the basis of its design. Many people might have tried dozens of pen-drive but today here we are introducing you 12 cool and funny USB designs which you would not like to miss for making […] The post 12 cool and funny USB designs appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Print love: new fine art prints published this week

    Mirko
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:36 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. Fall by Alex G Griffiths. The wanderer and the desert portals by Reno Nogaj. Ze croissant moon by Teo Zirinis. Natural Rhythm 2 – a hand drawn pattern […] The post Print love: new fine art prints published this week appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Photography manipulation by Thomas Barbey

    Mirko
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Thomas Barbey is a Swiss photographer living in Milano who uses photo retouching to create wonderful surreal worlds. The post Photography manipulation by Thomas Barbey appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs

    Sabina Hona
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Invitation card is one of the special parts of the wedding which is chosen very carefully. If you want to make your wedding beautiful and memorable with pretty cool invitation designs then here we have the collection of gorgeous wedding invitation designs. Have a look! 1. K+L Wedding Invitations This beautiful letterpress invitation is for […] The post 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Paper sculptures that disappear

    Mirko
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Paper sculptures created by Korean artist Yoon Ho Shin . From most angles, you see a quite regular sculpture, but if you move around and go in front or in the back of the sculpture, it becomes like transparent and you can see through it. The artist works with layers of paper that are cutted […] The post Paper sculptures that disappear appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • Jen Kelley Nominated for Athena Award

    SEI Design Group
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    We are extrememly proud of our own Jennifer Kelley, who was recently nominated for the Canandaigua Athena Award for Young Professional Leadership.  All of the nominees were celebrated at a Gala dinner on Friday night, and some of the SEI gang were there to cheer Jen on.  Jen is SEI Design Group’s ringleader for getting folks involved in volunteer activities, and we truly appreciate that!  
  • 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.
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  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Black and white, yin and yang, left or right, night or day…such a difficult choice! The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You ever start doing something and wonder if there is a finish line?   The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Indianara Carvalho Miss Bum Bum 2014

    Pony
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Indianara Carvalho is the 2014 winner of the Miss Bum Bum competition.  You get a few grand and a little modeling contract.  You are also known for having the best bum bum in all the land! The post Indianara Carvalho Miss Bum Bum 2014 appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Just Mean

    Pony
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    For girlfriends trying to freak out their boyfriends or for teenagers trying to kill their parents.   The post Just Mean appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Tooshie Tuesday

    Pony
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Can’t decide what to look at…impossible choice.  Oh you can look at both sides at the same time using a mirror? The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
 
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  • The London Collection designed by Lara Bohinc for Skultuna

    David Carlson
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    The London Collection by Skultuna is designed by the internationally renowned jewellery designer Lara Bohinc. The first products in the collection are four candleholders and a bookend. It’s amazing to make a collection in brass. I am fascinated by Sweden and Scandinavia. To be working with a renowned company such as Skultuna that stands for tradition, quality and timeless design goes hand in hand with my design and my visions, says Lara Bohinc. Lara Bohinc is best known for her design language in elegant, timeless jewelry. The inspiration for The London Collection came from her travels…
  • Vodka glass by Thomas Feichtner for ABSOLUT ELYX

    David Carlson
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Designer Thomas Feichtner was commissioned by ABSOLUT VODKA with the design of a new glass. This glass was supposed to be designed specifically for the Swedish distillery’s finest vodka, ABSOLUT ELYX, and reflect the handwork of the most experienced distillers. This vodka, hand-distilled and rectified in the original copper kettle from 1921, was to be complemented by a drinking glass and vodka cooler from the hands of Feichtner, the design process and quality workmanship of which was to underline this vodka’s concept. The vodka glass by Thomas Feichtner picks up formally on many of his…
  • 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…
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  • Micro Cluster Cabins by Reiulf Ramstad

    Kaisa
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The client wanted a cabin for the whole family, but at the same time it needed to be divisible in some way. The solution was a cluster of three structures, which can be used individually. Each of the buildings is defined as a clarified geometric volume, organized around the outdoor area that binds them together as one unit. Toward the northeast, a hill borders and defines the site, together with the view in the opposite direction. The spatial interaction between landscape and the structure creates a beneficial microclimate. This is reflected by the structures’ southwest orientation, where…
  • Loftcube by Werner Aisslinger at Hotel Daniel

    Kaisa
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The Loftcube based on the new urban concept to establish rooftop living on high rised buildings around the world has now been installed on top of the Hotel Daniel in Graz. The interior of the 1950s hotel building has been designed by studio aisslinger in 2005 and won in 2006 the expo real “hotel of the year” award. Now finally the unique 44 square meters loftcube featuring all-round panoramic views like to the Graz clock tower or Schloss Eggenberg has found its way to the rooftop. A unique nomadic architecture on an iconic building will be a new Graz attraction. The special Hotel…
  • Brutalism by Thomas Danthony & Michael Abrahamson

    Kaisa
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The Brutalism project is a collaboration with Black Dragon press about Brutalism architecture in London. Three A2 poster, 5 colors screen print, edition of 100, signed. Eight A4 pages concertina litho booklet on 350gsm paper. With words by Michael Abrahamson architect and creator of Fuck Yeah Brutalism. Brutalism, by Thomas Danthony & Michael Abrahamson
  • Pe No Monte Rural Tourism by [i]da Arquitectos

    Kaisa
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property strongly characterized by a gently undulating land with slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high trees along the south-eastern perimeter of the site and a dense vegetation near a south-western stream stand out in the landscape. In the centre of the property, in a high position, there is an old rural construction in an advanced state of degradation. The proposal for the Monte Novo da Cruz seeks to establish a contrast dialogue between the existing and the new building which sometimes merge with each…
  • iZettle – The 12 Hour Store

    Daily Icon
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    During six days in October, iZettle helped six of Britain’s smallest businesses to open up their own flagship store on Britain’s greatest shopping street – for 12 hours each. This is what happened. iZettle is all about empowering small businesses. Check it out: iZettle
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  • Animation: New York at Night in 3,454 Oil Paintings

    Jeff
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Here’s a hand-painted rotoscope animation by Zachary Johnson, featuring 3,454 oil paintings, with music by The Sea The Sea. Watch the animation below. View the whole post: Animation: New York at Night in 3,454 Oil Paintings over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Sven Kroner

    Jeff
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Paintings by Germany-based artist Sven Kroner. More below. View the whole post: Sven Kroner over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Momentum: Interactive Tool Generates Sound and Visuals Based on Body Movements

    Jeff
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Designers Schnellebuntebilder and Kling Klang Klong used a Microsoft Kinect 2 camera to create a tool that generates interesting sounds and visuals based on body movements. Found via our November Submissions. Watch the video below. View the whole post: Momentum: Interactive Tool Generates Sound and Visuals Based on Body Movements over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Skate Video of the Day: “Cliff” by Felix Loechel

    Jeff
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Some really fantastic effects in this skate video by Felix Loechel! The words are from a clip of Marc Johnson talking in Transworld’s “Modus Operandi” video. Watch “Cliff” below. View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: “Cliff” by Felix Loechel over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Internet Age Media Weekend

    Jeff
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    I’ve been invited to be part of a really cool conference happening March 20—22, 2015, in Barcelona (I’ve never been before)! Organizers of the Internet Age Media Weekend want to celebrate the randomness of Internet culture, and they’re bringing a really interesting mix of people out to be part of it! Speakers include: Myself, Alex Bec (Director of It’s Nice That), Anne Bourgeois-Vignon (Creative Content Director at Nowness), Julia Kaganskiy (Director of New Museum’s Art & Tech Incubator), Katie Dreke (Global Brand Director at Nike), Filip Visnjic…
 
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  • Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Blamed For Killing Goats in Northeast China

    Timon Singh
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Vladimir Putin loves nature. Well, according to his well publicized and orchestrated photo shoots, he does. Over the years Putin has been photographed leading crane migrations, tranquilizing polar bears, tagging whales for scientific research and releasing tigers back into the wild. However now, it seems his love for conservation could sour Russian-Chinese relationships – as one of Putin’s five released tigers has crossed the Chinese border and is killing goats. Read the rest of Vladimir Putin’s Tiger Blamed For Killing Goats in Northeast China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Pocket-Sized Lantern Connects You to the World Even When There’s No Internet Service

    Beverley Mitchell
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    An estimated 4.3 billion people around the world don’t have internet access. In times of natural disasters, internet and phone connections also frequently fail. Lantern is a pocket-sized device designed to bring connectivity to those without internet access, using satellite-broadcast radio waves. The company behind Lantern, Outernet, aims to provide users with an anonymous, portable library that constantly receives free data from space. The device is currently acing its Indiegogo campaign, so read on for details on becoming an early adopter. Read the rest of Pocket-Sized Lantern…
  • Semtive’s Wind Turbines are Ideal Home-Scale Energy Generators

    Inhabitat
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Argentine startup Semtive, a designer of wind turbines for urban and suburban areas, presents a sustainable energy generator for domestic use and humanitarian aid. Thanks to a vertical axis, low speed wind turbine, and a solar panel, this portable device can store up to 2500W of renewable energy; enough to power a refrigerator for 24 hours, or several appliances simultaneously for 8 hours on a single charge. The generator weighs less than 75 kilograms (165 pounds), and produces no smoke or noise. Since it doesn’t require any kind of fuel and it is portable enough to fit in a…
  • The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030

    James Byrne
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Glacier National Park, which was dedicated in 1910, occupies a dramatically beautiful span of the Rocky Mountains at the Montana-Canadian border, which has been covered in ice since time immemorial. 150 thick glaciers were recorded when the park was dedicated, but scientists are warning that they’re all likely to disappear by 2030. Right now there are only 26 ice sheets left, so the park as already lost 124 glaciers, and they’re disappearing quickly. Read the rest of The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post…
  • DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

    Lori Zimmer
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    As the cold weather settles in, there is nothing like a hot cup of tea to take winter’s edge off. Rather than raiding your grocery store for pre-packaged flavors, why not try your hand at these easy DIY herbal tea recipes? Homemade tea is easy, fun, and affordable, and also makes for a great gift for your loved ones. Tuck into a steamy cup and enjoy the benefits of these warm herbal infusions. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This…
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  • Light Fest 2014

    John Dickinson
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    This spot by Moscow-based, 2 man studio “AEVA” caught my eye today, and is an entry in the Moscow International Festival “Circle of Light” competition.AEVA took 3 days to create the spot using Cinema4D, Houdini and After Effects.The final resolution was 3840 by 3072 pixels. Great work!
  • Black Friday Sales

    John Dickinson
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    There are a tonne of great software and training specials going on now and over the next week for Black Friday. Some have already started and others are starting soon. Here are some of the biggest:Red Giant SoftwareRed Giant Software is having an annual 40%-off blowout sale, starting Tuesday, December 9th. It’s for 24 hours only, from 08:00 AM PST on December 9th to 08:00 AM PST on December 10th, on every single Red Giant product sold at www.redgiant.com. Simply apply the coupon code found on the Red Giant website. If you’ve been contemplating jumping on board with Red Giant Universe…
  • InterBee Japan 2014

    John Dickinson
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Just finished a great week in Tokyo presenting for GenArts and Flashback Japan in the InterBee Exposition in Tokyo. There was a really positive response to the new features in the upcoming Sapphire v8 and it was great fun to demo. Here are some shots from the show. GenArts’ Nick Rodrigues and I at the Flashback booth. The bass guitarist example I used to demo how to make custom looks in Sapphire Builder. The completed guitarist look built using Sapphire Builder. Imagineer Product Manager Martin Brennand and I waiting between sessions. Satoshi Okamoto and I about to start a demo at the Adobe…
  • Arterial

    John Dickinson
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Not sure how I missed this terrific music video created by Christophe Hockler for Lusine, from his recently released Arterial EP. Great track combined with eerie, mesmerising visuals, with everything done in camera. Read more about the making of the video here.
  • 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…
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  • Exhib: #What She Gave To Me

    Culturepush
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    (from the press release) In appreciation of and thanksgiving to Mother Nature, Mad Nest brings together six florists and nine emerging photographers for an intimate showcase of the things we learn and receive from nature, in the spirit of giving back. Six local florists, all small or home businesses, created exclusive flower pieces for the exhibition, which were then styled and photographed by nine young and upcoming photographers. Live bouquets are used in the exhibition, and their slow but eventual decay is a stark reminder of the fragility of nature. All the artists are given the…
  • Fahmy Ishak is F(inicky)I(n)N(ature)

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Fahmy Ishak fell into the business of making aprons after crafting his first piece for a barista. “I was busy sewing an apron whilst working in a retail store when a client walked in. He was intrigued by my work and asked whether he could get it for his upcoming competition. From that one purchase came a slew of orders from baristas, bartenders, chefs and tattoo artists.” Mid 2012 he launches FIN, yielding a range of patched and mended (boro) messenger bags and clutches and hand stitched aprons of soulful beauty. Other offerings include bags in timeless and sturdy materials…
  • Spotted! Loi Cai Xiang

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    If you were lucky enough to visit the Academy Rules exhibition at Chan Hampe Galleries, you may have spotted the work of Loi Cai Xiang, a fresh NAFA graduate with a diploma in fine art, western painting. About his work: “This series of paintings is my attempt to record and contemplate the ordinaries. This  Mundane objects in prosaic settings take centrality in my composition. Through the passage of time, these entities I became familiar with have attributes that mark events and memories of my experiences. This effort to reminisce is an attempt to reconcile with my existential self.
  • Redeemed by Esther Teo

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    “After constant struggles of communication what lies beyond face value, I found photography as my primary medium for expression. The captured frame could be constructed, manipulated and captured at different levels which worked in a similar fashion to my thoughts. Hence, my works are often abstract with multidimensional meanings and should not be read literally. This process allowed me to discover a dimension beyond the perimeters of myself, where my ideas could be submitted unto a spiritual relationship.”- Esther Teo Wan Ling. Esther is studying for her BFA at Nanyang…
  • The Animals by Mark Wee

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Mark Wee is one of the eight storytellers that will be showing his animated film at Cartoons Underground. The Animals is a paper cut-out stop-motion animation that is adapted from the life of Joseph Merrick. Mark: “Influenced by the German Expressionist movement of the early 1900s and the silhouette animated films by Lotte Reiniger, my film is about the historically famed Elephant Man who walked the streets of Victorian England, exhibiting himself in freak shows. Abused and despised by society for his horrific appearance, Merrick is at his wit’s…
 
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  • Before & After: Shady Brook Farms Fresh Turkey

    Jessica Sanchez
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate the American holiday Thanksgiving, we bring to you a special Before & After of Shady Brook Farms Fresh Turkey designed by BlackTop. This re-design really takes in a modern approach with black and white photography and beautiful typography. A lovely update that still captures elements of the previous design such as the crimson red and farm illustration that now is a black and white photo.   "With Thanksgiving approaching and every family looking for a turkey to put on the table, the grocer’s coolers are packed with big, plump birds. So, how do you showcase a…
  • Ambi Toys

    Grant Van Sant
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Ambi Toys brand was created in 1969 in Holland and from 1976 - 2002 all the products were designed exclusively by Patrick Rylands RDI. All of Rylands' designs are notable for their bright, clean primary colours, making the Ambi Toy brand instantly recognisable whether the toy is a rattle, bath duck or pull along dog.   In 2009 Ambi was sold by Brio to Italian toy company Selegiochi and again in 2013 to a UK toy manufacturer Galt Toys. Galt identified several issues with the current packaging including a very high production cost, (in some cases more than the cost of…
  • Warsteiner Artist Collection

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate their 260th anniversary, Warsteiner collaborated with a group of talented artists, Stefan Strumbel, Aaron De La Cruz, Brooke Reidt, Nychos, 123KLAN and INSA, to create a lustrous collection of German brewed beer.  "This isn’t the first time the German brewery has reached out to a select group of artists either as last year they hooked up with Odd Future for their pop-up store at Paris’s Colette a bottle inspired by the group’s most recent album cover. Reaching even further back, over 30 years ago in…
  • Belle's Body Lotions

    Elena Massucco
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
     SupperStudio developed the packaging and graphics for belle, a line of natural body lotions. The bottles feature bright illustrations of butterflies - all in different colours- to reflect the different properties of the lotions.  The use of butterflies links the light and delicate elegance of these beautiful and graceful creatures to what a body lotion should make our skin feel.  The images and typographic sit on a white background which highlights the purity of the lotions - free from parabens and colourants. Another fresh, delicate and young design from the team at…
  • VINSUAL

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Vinsual partnered up with Calcco to bring its connoisseurs 3 wines with narrative inspiration. One, a festive love story in a box, and another, textured with graceful still life renderings.   The Vinsual family consists of 3 wines QDO. Rioja which follow two packaging design lines: In one hand a Red wine and a White wine whose designs reflect the essence of ancient epistolary correspondence (those eagerly awaited letters which were read with passion) and are complemented by a cylindrical case as a mailbox (it could not be otherwise) and on the other hand, a Reserva red…
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    Cool Material

  • STEAL: Black Friday Sale

    Mike Newman
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Right now you’re probably stuffing your face with turkey or slowly slipping into a tryptophan coma. Either way, the last thing you want to be thinking about is braving the hoards of sale-hunters that will be out on Black Friday. Skip the big box stores and save on some better gifts this Black Friday from home. From now until 6pm Saturday, you can save on some of our favorite products in the Cool Material Shop. No crowds, no cashiers ready to go ...
  • The World’s First Smart Headphones

    Mike Newman
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you thought your next smart device would be slapped on your wrist, Muzik would like to suggest otherwise. The Muzik On-Ear Headphones are the world’s first smart pair of cans and they allow you to not only change tracks, adjust the volume, and play and pause your music with a swipe or touch, but also activate Siri and share what you’re listening to on social media or via email. From a performance and build standpoint, the aluminum HD audio headphones seem ...
  • DIY: Concrete + Iron Pipe Bar Table

    Ben Dahl
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Much like the bench we told you about before, every home needs a quality bar. If you’re going to build one yourself, you might as well make it awesome by using concrete and iron pipe. Ben ...
  • Goods: Preppy Watches

    Cooper Nolan
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Goods: Preppy Watches You need a watch. No, really. Enough with the mindset that your iPhone suffices for a timepiece – it does not. In fact, when someone asks you the time (or moreover, when you need to know what time it is) and you reach for your phone, you are further supporting your own dependence on technology. It’s not that technology is a problem in itself, although the robot uprising could be just around the corner at this point, ...
  • This Tumi Jacket Transforms Into a Neck Pillow

    Mike Newman
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Tumi has the whole luggage thing under control. Now they’re tackling the clothing a traveler might need on his next journey. This Pax Patrol Jacket is not only lightweight and trim, but it actually folds up into a neck pillow so you can get some rest on your next flight. The water-resistant down jacket is made to provide surprising warmth without being a bulky monstrosity. And when you’re flying coach and need some shut-eye, you’ll be glad you don’t have ...
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  • Black is the new white in kitchens

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:08 am
    Monochrome doesn’t have to be serious, we love this fun kitchen-diner area that’s been zoned-out with black-and-white picture. Black is replacing white or gray as the go-to choice for trophy kitchens across the country. “Kitchen noir” is also trending on social media sites such as Pinterest and in the portfolios of high-end kitchen designers, where […] The post Black is the new white in kitchens appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • MOOCHI-ing AWAY INTERIORS

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Mustaches sneaked into last trend year in “MOVEMBER” and have been trending ever since. We show you how to jazz up your home with these whacky and cool mustache accessories. Mustaches are big this season. They sneaked in at the end of last year sometime in October or November. Basically, every year, November is the […] The post MOOCHI-ing AWAY INTERIORS appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • FROM PALATE TO PALETTE!

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Remember biting into that luscious chocolate truffle and not just savoring the taste but also admiring the rich texture and solid color? Now that admiration can turn into inspiration for your homes, literally! We show you how drinks and desserts can inspire a color palette that can successfully kick-start any home decor project… SANDY BEACH […] The post FROM PALATE TO PALETTE! appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Ideas on Carpet For Interiors

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    When the choices in carpet were limited to basic beige, designers treated it more often than not as a neutral background for room furnishings. Now, with numerous textures, patterns, and colors available, carpet is emerging as the focal point in some interior designs. The trend in neutral carpet favors incorporation of these new design possibilities […] The post Ideas on Carpet For Interiors appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • The Benefits of Owning Whole House Water Filters

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Home ownership comes with its own unique set of challenges.  From securing all of the required necessities of home living to making the interior of the home a beautiful place to live and work, there is always more that can be done. One thing that a growing number of homeowners are considering is a whole […] The post The Benefits of Owning Whole House Water Filters appeared first on dsgnWrld.
 
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    DesignApplause

  • design miami 2014 preview #2.

    PRand
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    [ perrier-jouët ] exclusive champagne sponsor of design miami/, continues bringing to life its art nouveau heritage with its new design partnership with the vienna based duo mischer’traxler. the project, perrier-jouët presents small discoveries by mischer’traxler, will be revealed at design miami/ 2 – 6 december 2014 with ephemerā, mischer’traxler’s master work of small discoveries, marking the starting point of a year-long artistic residency. studio job | chartres | carpenters workshop gallery< |2009 -2012 | limited edition of 5 + 2 ap [ carpenters workshop gallery ] presents…
  • luminaire boasts two big events. design miami 2014.

    PRand
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    this year design miami celebrates 10 years. fittingly, luminaire, a design exemplar in miami presents two events. on monday 1 december, celebrating 30 years in coral gables a newly renovated flagship showroom and a b&b italia miami mono-brand space is unveiled. and on thursday 4 december, in their design district luminaire lab, continuing a commitment to promoting good design and education curates exhibition DesignJapan featuring three design giants: naoto fukasawa, tokujin yoshioka and nendo,. [ coral cables ] the award winning, 15,000 sq-ft flagship showroom is inspired by renowned…
  • bling bling and meta-souvenirs. designer gift ideas 2014.

    Diane O'Donnel
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    boym editions – meta souvenirs available at the chicago architecture foundation, are made of optically ground glass and are perfect as a desk accessory and paper weight chi ha paura ? —- bling bling necklace by tjep at the perez art museum in miami, gold plated steel with icons of our time. See attached insync – jewelry designed by iris isaacs melbourne australia, inspired by children’s book, harold and the purple crayon, available at museum of contemporary art chicago and john kohler arts center. about diane o’donnel
  • 2015 audi prologue concept car launches.

    Phil Patton
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    new a9 the resolute concept unveiled at la auto show. [ official release ] Audi is launching into a new design era: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Marc Lichte, Head of Design, is presenting the Audi prologue concept car. Lichte is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupe. “When he moved to Audi, Marc Lichte launched a design offensive,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Development, who brought him to Ingolstadt in 2014. “His clear philosophy and precise understanding of Audi DNA let him develop a design strategy that is opening up entirely new…
  • scandinavian design auction. wright.

    PRand
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    auction / chicago 20 november 2014 12 pm cst above> desk | illum wikkelsø | p. schultz & co. | c. 1960 scandinavian design continues to be a staple of Wright’s auction season. this november, the highly-anticipated sale features an astounding selection of classic masterpieces from the region with works by hans wegner, ib kofod-larsen, flemming lassen and arne jacobson. sale highlights include a suite of rare designs by finn juhl executed in rosewood including an nv-45 settee and a set of eight egyptian chairs, an early set of acorn silverware by johan rohde and a selection of quality…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Corten House, Sao Paulo by Michael Kogan

    Collecting Design
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Corten House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the brain child of architect, Michael Kogan. From the outside, the house is largely characterized by the exterior facade made of Corten steel. The weathered rust-like texture contrasted with the stone, vertical wooden strips and glass creates immediate visual interest. read more
  • The Collector: Icons of Design Auction at Phillips New York

    Collecting Design
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    New York The Collector: Icons of Design auction will take place at Phillips New York on 16 December 2014. The design auction contains 30 lots with a total pre-sale low estimate of $6,764,000 and a pre-sale high estimate of $9,695,000. read more
  • 'Mobi' by Sung Jang at Volume Gallery

    Collecting Design
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    Chicago Volume Gallery is proud to present Mobi, by Sung Jang. The works that are both effortless and exponential, miniature and massive, single and summation. Designing in dualities, Jang’s new works converge in their contrasts and assemble strength through segments. read more
  • House Of Dust by Antonino Cardillo

    Collecting Design
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    In this house classical orders and proportions celebrate dust. The golden ratio divides the sides of the living room: a grey base supports a ceiling of rustic plaster of the colour of the bare earth. Craving for primordial caverns, for Renaissance grotesques, for baroque nymphaeums in Doria Pamphilj, for faintly Liberty façades in the streets off Via Veneto. read more
  • Faye Toogood’s Dark Assemblage

    Collecting Design
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    Specializing in limited edition furniture for galleries, private clients and site-specific work, London- based designer Faye Toogood is renowned for her preoccupation with materiality and experimentation.Her second collection of furniture and objects; Natura Morta: Assemblage No. 2 is no exception. read more
 
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Suan.fm

    Carole Guevin
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Now that is a way cool web app – Suan.fm. Create a playlist and customize your ‘cassette’ – choosing covers + widgets and typography. Everything is scalable. _______ Here’s mine: Best songs – tape #1 – a selection of full albums (more than 5 hours) that have greatly influenced our music. Enjoy!
  • Facebook +++

    Carole Guevin
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Facebook alert It is of the utmost importance you read what I have just published concerning Facebook upcoming change of TOS – to be effective January 1. You don’t have to be a member of Ello to read it – and suggest you follow – explore all links to make up your mind about what this service represents for you – and how you intend to continue (or not) using it. _______
  • DD / Basic Stamps

    Carole Guevin
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    Duane Dalton is passionate about minimal and reductive design qualities that communicate a clear and precise message. Basic Stamps is applied proof.
  • Cast Iron rocks

    Carole Guevin
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Cast Iron Design manifesto? Design for Good not Evil. Sounds good right? _______ Absolutely the dual heads pair good design with positive impact, environmentally responsible practices, and helping the design community do the same.
  • Ida’s (RED) Dream

    Carole Guevin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Monument Valley: an iOS and Android game by ustwo. Explore fantastical architecture and impossible geometry by guiding the silent Princess Ida. Reached a million download in July past. _______ _______ Ida’s (RED) Dream: 100% of your purchase goes to (RED) to fight for an AIDS free generation. From now – until December 7.
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    Remodelista

  • An Artful Sweep: Display-Worthy Household Brooms

    Alexa Hotz
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    In my house, the broom serves a dual-purpose: a standard sweeping assistant and a noise-canceling device (used to bang on the ceiling during our neighbors' wild parties). For the latter purpose, a wood handle is important to get the right resonance, but the real issue for me is: In a small, urban apartment where can I hide said broom? For those of us lacking a proper broom closet, utilitarian goods end up front and center. Often they're in the kitchen or hanging on a wall hook, so they'd better look good. Here, five well-made brooms that you won't be ashamed to display. Above:…
  • 7 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

    Julie Carlson
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Easy, economical holiday table decor ideas from the produce aisle (and your yard). Above: Vegetables as decor; see DIY: A Thanksgiving Centerpiece (for Under $10). Above: Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers suspended fall leaves from clear fishing line for a dinner celebrating the launch of The Kinfolk Table cookbook. Above: A tray of artichokes can function as a centerpiece. Photograph via Fang Kuang. Above: Gardenista invited Local Milk to come up with a low-cost decor strategy for the holidays: See Thanksgiving on a Budget: 7 Tips for Tabletop Decor from Stylist Beth Kirby. Above:…
  • Gift Guide: For the French Chef

    Janet Hall
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For cooks, avid eaters, and design purists, here's our list of gift-giving ingredients to please Francophiles of all stripes.  Above: To aficionados, nothing compares to sea salt hand-harvested from the northern French coastal area of Guérande in Brittany. La Vie Rustic adds a twist with fruit-infused Guérande salts in two varieties: Sel d'Abricot (shown) is made with dried Blenheim apricots from California, while Sel de Figues features sweet Sultan de Marabout figs; $10 each. Above: The French secret to soft, spreadable butter? A French Ceramic Butter…
  • 10 Tips: How to Create a Laid-Back Thanksgiving, Northern-California Edition

    Sarah Lonsdale
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photographer Julia Spiess of the blog Dinners with Friends is German and, like me—a Northern California Brit—is not fully vested in the whole tradition of Thanksgiving. We make good guests and bring great side dishes, but the idea of cooking a turkey in November just seems wrong (to me, that's strictly a Christmas day affair). Looking for inspiration for a more laid-back approach to the day, we turned to Brit expat Maxine Gilbert, owner with her surfer/chef husband, John Gilbert, of the Parkside Cafe at Stinson Beach, half an hour north of SF (and accessed via a somewhat…
  • Nostalgia Now: New Kitchen Basics from Falconware

    Christine Chang Hanway
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    For those with nostalgic leanings—and this time of year who doesn't have them?—Falcon, UK purveyor of enamelware since 1920, has branched out into Fabricware, a line of kitchen linens designed to look right at home with the company's classics. Above: Falcon's Fabricware collection—tea towels (shown here), aprons, and oven mitts—are produced by a small weaving mill in Lancashire, in the north of England. All are made of cotton and linen and are available in colors that match Falcon's enamelware: Pigeon Blue, Pillar Box Red, and white with blue trim. Above: The Falcon Fabricware Tea…
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • Designing for the K-12 Digital Classroom: Ten Influential Elements To Consider

    Caroline Bone
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In a recent frog program, I was part of a team that explored how educators in the U.S. K-12 education system are incorporating new technologies in the classroom to improve teaching and learning. We interviewed teachers, principals, and state leaders to understand the needs of educators in the changing education landscape. We found that new companies entering the K-12 space are likely to face several challenges. State and local budgets are still recovering from restrictions in federal funding during the 2011-2012 school year. The selling cycle is long and often requires a custom approach for…
  • From Code the Future to Al Jazeera Canvas

    Alex Conconi
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    People join hackathons to meet and mingle with other passionate developers, exchange ideas, experiment with technologies, and challenge themselves with new ideas. We like to think of a hackathon as a moment when the seed for a new opportunity is planted. This is why we organized Code the Future, a hackathon hosted in our Milan studio in July 2014. We revamped the traditional hackathon format and created an explosive mix of designers and technologists working together.  Being platform-agnostic, the event attracted developers with different technical backgrounds, such as iOS, Android,…
  • 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…
 
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    Logo Design Blog

  • How to go about the logo maker for your business

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

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

    Ben Johnson
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    I have been a logo maker since the past decade and have been working in various vicinities for the design industry, and I suppose that mostly circular logo designs are remembered easily, or get a higher recall value, if compared with rectangular designs, but this is only my analysis, and is not 100 %. Notice  [ Read More ]
  • 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 ]
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • Thanksgiving Black Friday Sale

    Amy Locurto
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    The mashed potatoes are ready, chocolate pie and pumpkin chocolate cobbler done, now it’s time to finish making my all time favorite dressing. I’m sure you are busy cooking or traveling, so I  wanted to write a quick note to wish you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving! If you are looking for any last minute recipes, printables or crafts for the kids, check out my Thanksgiving section for all kinds of fun ideas. Thank you for reading Living Locurto! I am very thankful for each one of you and would like to offer a discount to those who are not yet members of Living…
  • Easy Thanksgiving Kids Crafts with Paper Cups

    Amy Locurto
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    These easy kids crafts made with paper cups are so fun for Thanksgiving Day Craft Activities for kids! While adults are cooking or watching football, gather up some paper cups, a few craft supplies and watch the creativity come out in your children! Here are four fun ideas you could try this year. I love them all and pretty sure we’ll be doing each one! Don’t miss out on all of the fun Thanksgiving ideas here on Living Locurto. We’ve got so many great recipes, crafts and free party printables to help with last minute planning. I hope you and your kids enjoy these cute…
  • Elf Printable Arrival Letter

    Amy Locurto
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    It’s almost time for Elves to arrive from the North Pole! Our Elf on the Shelf, Peter is already here, but (shhhhh!!) my kids don’t know it yet. He has been hanging out with me at my studio showing me a preview of what he’ll be doing at our house this year! I’m so excited that he has agreed to share his ideas as printables for us all! Stay tuned all month as I reveal these TOP SECRET Elf ideas. If you haven’t seen the funny things our Elf has done in the past, be sure to check out my Elf on the Shelf section for all kinds of elf ideas, printables and cute…
  • Thanksgiving DIY Fall Party Ideas

    Amy Locurto
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Today is Living Creative Thursday. I’m so excited because I love seeing your creative ideas!! With this week’s theme of Thanksgiving here at Living Locurto, I’m happy to be featuring some adorable ideas some of you shared last week! These are wonderful DIY Fall Party Ideas that you can use at your own Thanksgiving celebration. Living Creative Thursdays is a fun blog community link party where people share photos of their creative living on Facebook or Instagram by using the hashtag #LivingCreative.  Share YOUR Creative Ideas This month we are sharing holiday ideas with…
  • Decorate Your Own Bundt Cake Bar | Free Party Printables

    Amy Locurto
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    Celebrate any occasion with a Decorate Your Own Bundt Cake Party! Whether you’re throwing a backyard bash or need ideas for an indoor dessert table, these bundt cake bar and free party printables are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. All you need to do is bake mini bundt cakes (or cupcakes), gather your favorite toppings, invite some guests, and get ready to have fun. Both kids and adults will love decorating their own mini bundt cakes! I adore this mini bundt cake pan and thought making individual bundt cakes are so cute and would be a fun change from the usual…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Holiday Sweater for Two + TOMS for Target Shopping List

    The Office Stylist
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Oh the holidays are officially here and I couldn’t be happier! What makes the holidays even more special is receiving this awesome TOMSforTarget holiday sweater for two. Yes you read that right, this sweater fits two people. I already have plans to take lots of pics at Christmas with several family members (little do they... View full post > Related posts: How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List! The New Way to Shop Online-Target Threshold Shopping on Video Office Holiday Party doesn’t fit in your Budget? Here are 3 Fun Things to do instead
  • Designing an Officespace Inspired by your Favorite Handbag

    Sarah Weiner
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Shopping for handbags is one of my favorite past-times. Let’s be serious, what woman doesn’t love adding a new handbag to her closet? It is like a piece of artwork for your outfit. No matter what anyone says, you can always justify adding a handbag to your collection. Looking to give a little life to... View full post > Related posts: French Inspired Office Furniture- Favorite Picks! Inspired by Kate Spade Las Vegas: Color, Gold + Glam! Striped and Fabulous: How To Achieve My Favorite Look
  • Floral Prints for a Fabulous Space-Latest Trend I’m Loving

    Sarah Weiner
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Want to know what’s on my mind? Florals. If you ever looked at my office or home style, I don’t usually have a ton of floral prints or any at all. More often then not, I am more likely to use a stripe as my main pattern, something art deco or anything you’d find dark/stormy.... View full post > Related posts: Zebra Prints: Latest Trend We Love Leopard Prints: Latest Trend We Love Black Chandeliers: Latest trend we love
  • Easy DIYs for your Workspace- Office Door Makeovers

    The Office Stylist
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    For me, a DIY project needs to be quick and relatively painless. So, when I decided to try out a fun DIY in my home office, I wanted a project that would be easy to accomplish and that would make a big impact in my space. That’s when I decided to add a little jazz to... View full post > Related posts: 3 Chic Ways to Hang Art Prints in your Home or Office Stop that Door Barn Doors in an Office Space? YES please!
  • How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List!

    The Office Stylist
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    As someone who is obsessed with Christmas (understatement of the year!) I’m beyond excited that it’s just around the corner! From holidays sweaters to decorating my house like a Christmas card, I am ready for the fun to begin! With that being said, I’ve already starting adding to my holiday list and I ALWAYS have... View full post > Related posts: Office Holiday Party doesn’t fit in your Budget? Here are 3 Fun Things to do instead Start your Holiday Shopping with Red Envelope Deskercise: Start Early to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
 
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    Neoformix

  • Stars and Stones

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I just launched my first mobile app. It's a game, called Stars and Stones, and you can download it now on the Apple App Store for free. I enjoy games that have a simple natural user interaction, are easy to learn, but have a rich depth of play - an elegant complexity. That's what I attempted to create and I think I came close in many respects. Stars and Stones is a series of dynamic puzzles that get progressively more challenging. There are over 100 levels and the first 50 are free. In each puzzle you drag a token around to try and capture five stars while avoiding stones. The stones move as…
  • A Short Reflection on Storytelling in Data Visualization

    28 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    The role of storytelling in Data Visualization has become much discussed over the last year or so. One reason I find this aspect of Data Visualization so interesting is that my own natural tendencies are to focus on exploratory visualization. Much of my own past data visualization work is weak in the storytelling side of things. Coming from a scientific background and personally enjoying the act of discovering patterns in data means my default approach is to build exploratory tools. For me, personally, this whole storytelling aspect seems a rich area to mine in order to improve my work. I…
  • Markham Winter of 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Winter has finally ended in Markham where I live and it has seemed a very long and cold season this year. I decided to take a look at the weather data from Environment Canada and see whether my impression is supported by the data. The result is the graphic below. Click on it to see a larger version. Yes, 2014 was the coldest winter in Markham since 1994. We had an average temperature during the winter of -8.2 C this year and in 1994 it was -9.2 C. Both last year and especially 2012 were warmer than usual so it likely felt that much worse in comparison. We also had the 4th most snow in the…
  • Toronto Visible Minorities

    27 Sep 2013 | 4:30 am
    Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, 46% of the population were foreign-born immigrants and 47% are members of a visible minority. (ref) These immigrants come from a wide variety of places across the globe and their diversity makes the city a truly remarkable place. I have created a Dot Map that shows a single point for every person in the Toronto area, coloured by visible minority status. There are 5,700,628 in all and they are positioned at their place of residence and coloured based on the information from the 2011 census and…
  • Toronto 311 Visualization

    6 Sep 2013 | 4:20 am
    The calls people make into the 311 service line in Toronto give an interesting glimpse into the pulse of the city. The City of Toronto makes this data available through their Open Data initiative. I did some analysis and design work with it to produce a visualization for illuminating time-based patterns during 2012. The visualization is a set of small multiple calendar heatmaps, one for each data series. The one shown above is for reports about 'long grass and weeds'. I was inspired to use this visual form by this example: Vehicles involved in fatal crashes by Nathan Yau. I experimented with…
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  • 30+ Must-See Lawyer Business Card Designs

    Ebrian Acebedo
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Business cards are one of the most effective promotional tools that you can have. They are small and handy and because of that, you can bring them everywhere you go and give it to potential clients anytime you meet them. As it somehow represents you or your company, its design must have the key elements for that business card to deliver your message to them. For lawyers, law firms, and designers who are designing for lawyers, we have gathered 30+ Must-See Lawyer Business Card Designs for you to check out. This collection comprises of different designs that may give you The post 30+ Must-See…
  • 30 Burger Logo Designs That Will Motivate You

    Ebrian Acebedo
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Around the world we have restaurants and food chains ready to satisfy our palates. And one of the most popular favorites being served are the burgers. Get ready to have some ideas for your next design; or for your next meal. Today we have gathered the most creative logo designs of burgers for you to see and maybe get some ideas and inspiration for your current or upcoming design projects. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and as always, enjoy browsing! BESKID BURGER A minimal and attractive logo design for a burger spot. Source The post 30 Burger Logo Designs That…
  • 33 Business Card For Photographers You Should Check Out Now

    Christie Ann
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Photography is probably one of the things most people do. While others may do it as their hobby, others do it professionally and even offer services. For these individuals, it is imperative to have a business card that they can give to their potential clients. For your Business Card to be effective, it has to have an attractive design. To help you with this, we have gathered various Business Card designs that were made specifically for photographers and companies that offer similar services. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and enjoy browsing! Professional…
  • 30 Essential Examples For Bat Logo Designs

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    It is said that artists always need inspiration to be able to create impressive masterpieces that they can be proud of. This is why we gather various designs and artworks to help you get some inspiration that will propel you to work at your best form. Here’s another collection that you can check out. Today we have gathered logo designs with bats. This collection includes some of the most creative bat logo designs for you to easily scroll and see. We can only hope that you can get some ideas and make your imagination run wild and result with an The post 30 Essential Examples For Bat Logo…
  • 30 Herringbone Patterns That Can Improve Your Design

    Marvi Ocampo
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles that we usually see in floor tiling and pavements. As they look attractive in roads and sidewalks, they also have the potential to give some cool effects with its geometric looks to graphic designs. With good imaginations and creativity added to good skills and techniques, designers can create impressive designs that they can be proud of. Today, let us make your day easier as we have collected the beautiful herringbone patterns that you can download for free. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and choose your pick.
 
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Fix Pen Pressure Problems in Photoshop CC for older Tablets

    derfrankie
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    It looks like there has been a change in Photoshop that makes it not recognize pen pressure anymore. After trying out various tips and tricks I came around http://forum.wacom.eu/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19462. To make it short – you have to create a custom config file and restart Photoshop. Photoshop CC 2014 changes stylus use to use Microsoft system API's, with these API's you need to have Windows Ink enabled. These API's give better stroke results and improve the out of the box experience for users using Windows tablet/convertible devices. If you want to go back to the old…
  • Cinemagraph Timelapse Mashup in Photoshop

    derfrankie
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just realized today that I could "stabilize" a timelapse in Photoshop by adding a layer on top of the video groud and apply a layer mask. How to make a timelapse in Photoshop is illustrated in a lot of articles online – but I have never seen this technique. It gives you some interesting creative options – like keeping the the foreground bright while the sky goes dark. It gives the timelapse a cinemagraph look which is quite cool I think.   The post Cinemagraph Timelapse Mashup in Photoshop appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Tindddle – Tinder for Dribbble

    derfrankie
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Lovely idea – making Dribbble user friendlier by using a usage pattern from another app.I just wonder if the second aspect of Tinder is also considered. Tindddle – Tinder for DribbbleUsing the Dribbble API, you can discover new shots from players in the community to get inspired and enjoy browsing Dribbble in a Tinder-esque way. The post Tindddle – Tinder for Dribbble appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Use Bittorrent Sync for Lightroom Settings syncing

    derfrankie
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    I use plenty of sync services – Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Creative Cloud – but all of those have one Problem – you can just sync what is inside one specific folder. But what if you want to keep App Settings in sync between computers? Adobe is already stepping up and offers settings sync for Photoshop and Illustrator, but Lightroom settings are not available at the moment. So Bittorrent Sync came to mind. Bittorrent Sync enables you to sync any folder you want to any number of computers – ideal. So what can you sync? Basically everything that is stored in the…
  • Wihnachtsmarktfahrplan

    derfrankie
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    The newest trend (probably not only) in Berlin is to show Bars, Burger joints and christmas markets on the publi transport map …. nice trend but be aware there might be some walking involved. www.morgenpost.de/bin/weihnachtsmarktfahrplan-134669184.jpg The post Wihnachtsmarktfahrplan appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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  • What They Expect When They're Expecting

    Dexigner
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    The Lovie Awards, in partnership with Google, has released What They Expect When They're Expecting: Understanding the Sky­High Demands of the World's Most Entitled Consumer - a new whitepaper with in-depth case studies from Lovie Award Winners.
  • Ware Malcomb Completes New Medical Office Complex in Santa Rosa

    Dexigner
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    Ware Malcomb has announced that construction is complete on the Sutter Health Medical Office Building located at Mark West Springs Road and U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Saul Steinberg Drawings: Architecture Public Space

    Dexigner
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Saul Steinberg Drawings: Architecture Public Space, on view at the Center for Architecture from November 10 through January 3, will shine a light on architectural and public space themes in the artist's work, will also celebrate the centennial of Steinberg's birth.
  • Bentley Unveils Grand Convertible

    Dexigner
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Bentley has unveiled Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • BIC Universal Typeface

    Levent Ozler
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    BIC Universal, the world's first crowd-sourced typeface, is now available for download.
 
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  • Stephen Giblett

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Interview Stephen Giblett by Lucy Feagins, Editor Today we introduce talented local artist Stephen Giblett – a painter whose haunting oil paintings depicting indistinct, ‘out of focus’ scenes reminiscent of digitised imagery.  We’re thrilled to present three exquisite new paintings by Stephen at our TDF Open House event in Melbourne next week! The studio of Melbourne artist Stephen Giblett, in the iconic Nicholas Building in Melbourne’ CBD.  Photo – Sean Fennessy. Melbourne artist Stephen Giblett in his city studio.  Photo – Sean Fennessy.
  • Porcelain Bear

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    People Porcelain Bear by Lucy Feagins, Editor Porcelain Bear are designers Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond. Partners in both life and in business, these two talented designer / makers combine state of the art 3D technology with a 300 year-old ceramic production method to produce their unique collection of tableware, innovative lighting and surprisingly robust porcelain furniture pieces for both indoor and outdoor use. They share a studio and showroom in Collingwood, Melbourne. Anthony Raymond and Gregory Bonasera, the designers behind Porcelain Bear.  Photo – Sean…
  • Amber Creswell Bell and Andy Bell

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Australian Homes Amber Creswell Bell and Andy Bell by Lucy Feagins, Editor Today we share a particularly special Sydney home.  Special, because it belongs to someone we (and you!) know – the delightful Amber Creswell Bell, our Sydney contributor (and brilliant writer for many other publications, including one of our faves, The Planthunter!).  Amber lives here in Turramurra on Sydney’s North Shore, in her beautiful 1960’s suburban gem, in the leafiest street I’ve ever seen, with her husband Andy, and their two kids Lulu (5) and Jude (3). The Turramurra, NSW home of…
  • Asparagus Risotto with Vanilla Bean and Lime Stock

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Tasty Tuesday Asparagus Risotto with Vanilla Bean and Lime Stock Tamsin Carvan of Tamsin's Table SO SAD today to say farewell to Tamsin Carvan of Tamsin’s Table, after the most inspiring month of recipes and beautiful photographs of Tamsin’s idyllic farm life in Poowong East, Victoria.  For her final instalment, Tamsin shares a delicate vegetarian risotto in which her homegrown, freshly picked asparagus is the star ingredient. HUGE THANKS to Tamsin for sharing her world and her wisdom with us this month, I hope we can visit again sometime! Asparagus Risotto with Vanilla Bean…
  • The Goughs

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Family Portrait The Goughs by Lucy Feagins, Editor Today we introduce another thriving family-owned design and manufacturing business, as part of our monthly ‘Family Portrait’ series.  Meet the Gough family, who own and run St Albans knitting mills in Huntingdale, in Melbourne’s South East. Mohair Throws and Blankets by Melbourne knitting mills St Albans, on display in their Huntingdale factory and headquarters. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. The Gough Family of St Albans in their Huntingdale factory.  From left – Peter and Gill…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Fix Pen Pressure Problems in Photoshop CC for older Tablets

    derfrankie
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    It looks like there has been a change in Photoshop that makes it not recognize pen pressure anymore. After trying out various tips and tricks I came around http://forum.wacom.eu/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19462. To make it short – you have to create a custom config file and restart Photoshop. Photoshop CC 2014 changes stylus use to use Microsoft system API's, with these API's you need to have Windows Ink enabled. These API's give better stroke results and improve the out of the box experience for users using Windows tablet/convertible devices. If you want to go back to the old…
  • Cinemagraph Timelapse Mashup in Photoshop

    derfrankie
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just realized today that I could "stabilize" a timelapse in Photoshop by adding a layer on top of the video groud and apply a layer mask. How to make a timelapse in Photoshop is illustrated in a lot of articles online – but I have never seen this technique. It gives you some interesting creative options – like keeping the the foreground bright while the sky goes dark. It gives the timelapse a cinemagraph look which is quite cool I think.   The post Cinemagraph Timelapse Mashup in Photoshop appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Tindddle – Tinder for Dribbble

    derfrankie
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Lovely idea – making Dribbble user friendlier by using a usage pattern from another app.I just wonder if the second aspect of Tinder is also considered. Tindddle – Tinder for DribbbleUsing the Dribbble API, you can discover new shots from players in the community to get inspired and enjoy browsing Dribbble in a Tinder-esque way. The post Tindddle – Tinder for Dribbble appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Use Bittorrent Sync for Lightroom Settings syncing

    derfrankie
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    I use plenty of sync services – Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Creative Cloud – but all of those have one Problem – you can just sync what is inside one specific folder. But what if you want to keep App Settings in sync between computers? Adobe is already stepping up and offers settings sync for Photoshop and Illustrator, but Lightroom settings are not available at the moment. So Bittorrent Sync came to mind. Bittorrent Sync enables you to sync any folder you want to any number of computers – ideal. So what can you sync? Basically everything that is stored in the…
  • Wihnachtsmarktfahrplan

    derfrankie
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    The newest trend (probably not only) in Berlin is to show Bars, Burger joints and christmas markets on the publi transport map …. nice trend but be aware there might be some walking involved. www.morgenpost.de/bin/weihnachtsmarktfahrplan-134669184.jpg The post Wihnachtsmarktfahrplan appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    Logo Design Love

  • Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system

    David Airey
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The Firebelly Design team (on Behance) got in touch with an excellent identity for Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system. “The double-V ligature, is based on the guillemet or angled quotes. In typography this glyph is traditionally used to indicate direction and motion. Marked onto streets across the world, this double arrow symbolizes the shared use bicyclists and motorists have of roads.” “…we found Pantone 298c to be the perfect color to provide a visual connection to the flag while greatly increasing cyclist presence to the passing cars in our busy urban environment.”…
  • Who designed the Virgin logo?

    David Airey
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    “Legend has it that a young designer scribbled the now iconic signature on a paper napkin. Richard Branson loved it for it’s ‘in your face’ simplicity, attitude and energy.” Read more on the Virgin website. Via Saniya Haroon. It reads as Virqin (with a ‘q’) to me. I thought I’d see what it looks like with a slight curve on the descender of the ‘g’. Perhaps the brand’s so well known that the mark is seen as a shape as much as a word. From the archives: Stretching the Virgin logo.
  • Sapo

    David Airey
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    When you add a client redesign to your portfolio, it sometimes helps to show the previous mark alongside the new. Because when you see the “before…” …it can increase the value of the “after.” In-house (I think) design for Portuguese ISP Sapo (translates as “toad”), using Proxima Nova Bold. That said, I’m not so keen on the use of arbitrary golden spirals. Via The Branding Source. More on Brand New. The Sapo identity manual is here (PDF).
  • animodul by atipo

    David Airey
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    I remember this from a few years back, but it came up during a chat today and I couldn’t help sharing it. One of my favourites. animodul is a brand of clothes and toys for children, with the identity based on lively animal patterns, all with a common design. Designed by Gijon-based atipo (on Twitter).
  • Respublica University

    David Airey
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Fun identity work by Moscow-based Denis Bashev for Russian bookstore Respublica University. “The idea was to use a tiger as the key symbol, but in the style of a university emblem.” “There are many departments in the store; each of them is presented by the emotions of the tiger.” “Additional icons are directly associated with specific departments.” Denis created accompanying patterns using the bookstore’s corporate colour. “Each department has its own small emblem. The one with scissors for the office, one covered by drawings for the children’s section,…
 
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    swissmiss

  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    In this CreativeMornings talk Steve Larosiliere speaks about chances he’s been given, and how he payed it forward with Stoked, a development organization for underserved youth. – What does the liver do? – 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Not even once. Forgotify wants to change that. (via) – 5 Thanksgiving Leftover Hacks – Country Bar (or Swiss Chalet) Camouflage Shirt. – 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work – Wow! 1890 Victorian burlesque dancers – The Kid Should See This just launched a gift guide full of…
  • Tiny Cloud

    swissmiss
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    It’s a Tiny Cloud. It’s a light. It’s a Bluetooth Speaker. It’s awesome. Also comes in large. #wishlisted
  • Art by Brock Davis

    swissmiss
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Brock Davis turns everyday things into works of art.
  • TACO TRUCK!!!

    swissmiss
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    My studiomate Mans just launched the OTO Taco Truck. (You might have seen the Icecream truck from last year) I don’t know about you, but my son’s head will explode when he gets this for the holidays. Goes perfectly with his favorite book Dragons Love Tacos. PS: Use SWISSMISS at checkout and get 10% off.
  • Brush Brush Brush

    swissmiss
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    For all my fellow parents: Brush Brush Brush by “Of Montreal”, animated by Kangaroo Alliance for the season 2 “Teeth” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.
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  • Hunter Boots Flagship Store - London

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hunter Boots is making waves again. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based historic icon has opened its first-ever flagship store at 83 Regent Street in London with a celebration featuring a troupe of Singing-In-The-Rain dancers arriving in a red double-decker wearing head-to-toe Hunter Original collection.   The store design is a funky combo of urban shopping heaven and agricultural themes that echo farm life and barns – all thought up by the design team at Checkland Kindleysides.   Established in 1856 and known for its dutiful supply of millions of trench booth for the British troops…
  • One Hot Yoga & Pilates Studio - South Yarra, Melbourne

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over the past two years, architect Robert Mills (Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers) and his yoga-enthusiast spouse, Lucinda Mills, have created a sophisticated yoga and Pilates emporium in Melbourne’s South Yarra neighbourhood. The business, One Hot Yoga, is divided into four studios that occupy space at three addresses. Studio 1 (One Hot Yoga) is at 36 River Street, Studio 2 (One Hot Yoga and Mat Pilates) is at 46 River Street, and right next door at 48 River Street is the newest addition, Studios 3 and 4 (One Hot Pilates). In total, the studios take up nearly 800 square…
  • Cj Hendry - New Playing Card Series

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Those of you who are regular TCH readers know of CJ Hendry already. She is the extraordinary pen-and-ink artist whose work we fell in love with and then introduced to the public, first through Instagram and then at our Art Hunter temporary art experience in Sydney that we hosted with Jaguar.   The success of her work has been absolutely phenomenal, and for a good reason. Nothing compares to the mesmerising result of her painstaking work. Each image appears to be an enlargement of a black-and-white photograph, except that it isn’t. It is a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of art.
  • Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto, Canada

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Toronto’s funky, ever-evolving King West Village has just gained another interesting entrepreneurial tenant at the brand-new, 12-storey condo and townhouse project, Fashion House, at 556 King Street West. The newcomer is Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a flexible concept by husband and wife, Jeff Armstrong and Sara Kardan. The sunny space functions as a hair, nail and beauty salon, a coffee and tea bar (during the day), a cocktail bar (at night), a shop, and even an event space, all tied together by a tightly controlled palette of colors (mainly black, white and wood) and materials. The…
  • 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…
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    Lovely Package

  • Vilkyškių Pieninė

    Lovely Package
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Designed by VRS WPI Vilnius | Country: Lithuania | Pair with: Tretorn “Kefir is a very tradicional drink in Lithuania. It is definately not a drink that is considered to be “cool” to drink. Vilkyškių pieninė – a producer of fresh milk products decided to change that. So we make a new packaging design for a youth oriented kefir – and the youngsters caught it and liked it.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Chérie

    Lovely Package
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Designed by Atipus | Country: Spain | Pair with: Brooklyn Tailors “Packaging design for Chérie, a new Belgian top fermented cherry-flavoured wheat beer.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Red Brick Brewery

    Lovely Package
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Designed by Not Perfect | Y&R Vilnius | Country: Lithuania | Pair with: Marwood “Task: To create visual identity for experimental Red Brick Beer Workshop, which has been set up in the 230 year-old red brick brewery on the Baltic Sea shore. A place where experiment and play with unconventional raw materials gives birth to small batches of unexpected and amusing sorts and flavours of beer. Solution: Compelling and natural, over-simplistic design embraces the sea, declining all the décor-enriched beer designs, trying to merge the playful nature of craft beer with the sense of…
  • Cambrass Farma

    Lovely Package
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Designed by Quevieneelcoco | Country: Spain “The series contains seven items producedin a range of pastel colors and using ecologically friendly materials. It pulls away from the common designaesthetics, principally sold in pharmacies.”
  • REN Skincare

    Lovely Package
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    Designed by Hart D’Lacey | Country: United Kingdom | Pair with: Baxter of California “Hart D’Lacey have designed REN Skincare’s 2014 Christmas Gift Packaging using vibrant illustrations of cranes, a symbol of longevity and good fortune throughout Asia. Hart D’Lacey realised the symbolism of the Crane would provide a strong concept for this range of skincare Christmas gifts, representing happiness and good luck in the coming year for the gift recipient. The imagery utilises REN’s established bold colour palette to give the gift boxes an increased prominence in a retail…
 
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Zurich Snowman Insurance in the Mountains

    Duncan Macleod
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Swiss insurance company Zurich is running “Snowmen”, a Europe-wide cinema and online campaign showing the insurer’s employees going to great lengths to protect snowmen. The ad opens with snowmen melting in Bergün/Bravuogn, a municipality in the district of Albula in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Zurich employees dressed in blue turn up in refrigerated trucks to take the endangered snowmen on a journey to the top of a mountain in the Alps. The ad ends with the line, “When you truly love something, you protect it in the best way”. The ad directs…
  • Poo Pourri for Santa Claus

    Duncan Macleod
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    Poo Pourri, the bathroom perfumed refresher launched by Bethany Woodruff in “Girls Don’t Poop“, is back in the viral charts with “Even Santa Poops”. What happens when all those milk and cookies catch up with Santa on his big night? He gets busted like never before. Three redhead girls put Santa in his place with a lesson on toilet etiquette. Woodruff turns up again, sitting on Santa’s knee, to encourage viewers to take action. The commercial was filmed by directors Pete Marquis and Jamie McClelland, known for their work on the comedic Hello Flo Camp Gyno…
  • Porsche 911 Rear Horsepower

    Duncan Macleod
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Porsche (China) Motors Ltd and Fred & Farid Shanghai Rear have received further recognition with Gold and Silver at the Epica Awards, for their 911 Rear Horsepower magazine advertising campaign. The sulky, the horse drawn vehicle used in harness racing, is presented back to front in four print and outdoor ads. The campaign was launched ahead of the 2014 Chinese New Year, anticipating the Chinese Year of the Horse. Credits The Porsche 911 Rear Horsepower campaign was developed at Fred & Farid Shanghai by creative directors Fred & Farid and Feng Huang, creative director, art…
  • Old Spice Dad Song

    Duncan Macleod
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Old Spice has launched “Dad Song”, a commercial designed as a follow up to the Smellcome to Manhood “Mom Song” campaign of January 2014. The clingy mothers are back with their anxious laments over their boys turning into independent men. But now the fathers are singing as well, celebrating the transition from child through man-childhood to manhood. Lyrics written by Flight of The Conchords comedian Bret McKenzie begin, “Where’s my little boy, I miss him so/Who’s this man living in our home?/My special guy has turned into a man.” Dad’s…
  • Virgin Radio Making Music

    Duncan Macleod
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The Epica Awards Grand Prix for Press has gone to Virgin Radio Lebanon 89.5 FM advertising campaign “Making Music”. Three print advertisements graphically present the thinking process that could have gone into writing the lyrics for Michael Jackson’s 1983 track “Billie Jean”, The Police 1983 track “Every Breath You Take” and Nirvana’s 1992 track “Come as you are”. “If you knew what it took, you wouldn’t steal it – say No to piracy”. 95% of music distributed in the Middle East is downloaded illegally. Rampant piracy has not…
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    Bit Rebels

  • How To Protect Yourself From The Next Gen iPhone ATM Code Hack

    Richard Darell
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    For each day that passes by the methods that the bad guys use to get access to your hard earned cash are getting more advanced. By now, I think most people have heard about “Skimming“, a method that scans and records the information on your credit card, that can later be transferred to a usable fake card. This method is getting more advanced; however, cardholders and banks are putting up a valiant fight which drives the bad guys to come up with new methods. The [...]The post How To Protect Yourself From The Next Gen iPhone ATM Code Hack appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • The 40 Strangest Pet Laws Around The World [Infographic]

    Richard Darell
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A pet can mean a lot to a person, if you have it long enough it can begin to feel like part of the family and a companion – after all, a dog isn’t called man’s best friend for nothing! But beyond taking care of them, walking them if necessary, petting them and litter training them, few of us will consider the extra responsibilities that come with owning a cat, dog, goldfish, guinea pig or other domestic animal – namely, pet laws! While this might [...]The post The 40 Strangest Pet Laws Around The World [Infographic] appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • How To Make Money With No Deposit Casinos

    Richard Darell
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Online casinos have been around for a good 20 years now, and if you are not aware of them, well they exist and many new casinos are launching every month online. One promotional feature of a casino that probably will never disappear is the no deposit bonus. These bonuses might be at their peak right now in terms of exposure and competitiveness of other no deposit casinos, but there is a shelf life to these bonuses. To begin with, new players can claim all of [...]The post How To Make Money With No Deposit Casinos appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Top 10 Tips For Outstanding Financial Fitness

    Richard Darell
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The financial climate around the world is changing by the day and people find themselves out of a job and sometimes even out on the street. It’s a situation that is not only causing a lot of stress, but also a lot of lost opportunities. It’s hard to fend off a financial disaster in your life when the rug is tugged from underneath you seemingly from out of nowhere. I was once told that it’s during the financially stable moments in our life that determines [...]The post Top 10 Tips For Outstanding Financial Fitness appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Are eBooks Beneficial Or Detrimental For Toddlers?

    Richard Darell
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Reading to your child is well known to be beneficial for his or her development. With the rise of eBooks, many parents now use their tablets for bedtime stories. However, many parents wonder whether there is a difference between reading to a child using a traditional book or using a tablet. Many studies have shown too much screen time is detrimental to a toddler’s mental development. However, parents wonder whether eBooks count as screen time, since using a tablet is technically a screen but the [...]The post Are eBooks Beneficial Or Detrimental For Toddlers? appeared first on Bit…
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  • Magnetic Wall System Easily Hangs Anything + Everything

    Delana
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Changing up the wall adornments in a room can change the space's whole feel and almost trick you into thinking you've done some major remodeling project. This type of change-up can result in some gnarly holes in your walls, though. The crazy Magnektik hanging system is composed of super-strong magnets that let you decorate your walls however you like and change the look entirely in just minutes. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Patterned Panels: Carved Natural Bamboo Wall Coverings Whole-Wall Art: Abstract Digital-Pattern Wallpaper Textiles Curtain…
  • Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Cup: Tiny Goldfish Tea Bags

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Having a cup of tea is such a refined way to relax. The standard square tea bags, on the other hand, do not look very refined. A Taiwanese company called Charm Villa has created some exceptionally artistic tea bags what will up the class factor on your after-dinner cup of tea. The company sells tea bags in the shape of little goldfish. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Literary Teas Give You a Taste of Your Favorite Classic Books Calming Tea Bags Let You Watch Your Stress Melt Away McNasty Manor: Absurdist All-In-One Mini McMansion in 3D Worth 1000:…
  • The Locker Grows Up: Metal Storage Units Turn Classy

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Industrial metal lockers grace the halls of high schools and the breakrooms of workplaces, but they aren't the type of furniture that you might display proudly in your home. Designer Stephan Siepermann has rethought and redesigned the classic locker simply by changing the material. In a departure from the usual loud, clanking metal construction, Siepermann made his locky2 locker out of handsome solid oak. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Lightweight Floating Wall Storage Shelves Look Like Stone Modular Wall Storage System is Totally Flapping Unique…
  • Old Apartment Transformed With an Entirely New Interior

    Delana
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sanno Mansion, a cutting-edge (for the time) rental apartment building, was built in Fukuoka, Japan in 1965. Between then and the early 2000s, the building fell into disuse and disrepair. Although the building was outdated and a bit dark, it had a good atmosphere and personality. Nano Architects remodeled Room 407 by combining the existing apartment with additional units to create a much larger apartment home. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Redesign, Remodel, Recycle: Rustic Modern Home Interior Minimalist (Re)Model: Modern Warehouse Loft…
  • Extra Shirt Button Clips on For Thread-Free Quick Fix

    Delana
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Everyone should know how to sew a button onto a shirt - that's just a basic life skill. But losing a button tends to happen at the least convenient time, and you may not always have a sewing kit with you. Designers Yeon Hee Jung and Kyung Soo Kim created a simple, thread-free solution. The Clip Button, as you may gather from the name, simply clips onto the shirt where the missing button should be. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Old Clothes, New Threads: Color-Matching Sewing Machine Ancient Architecture + Modern Costume Jewelry-Making =…
 
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  • 16 Designers Customize Eastpak Backpacks To Be Auctioned For Charity

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    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here These 16 one-of-a-kind backpacks have been designed by today’s hottest fashion designers and artists from all over the world. Every year, 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.
  • Artist’s Thanksgiving Meals As Envisioned by Hannah Rothstein.

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Artist, writer and jewelery designer Hanna Rothstein has created a series of photographic prints that visually illustrate how well-known artists... 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 37 Best Parodies of Rockwell’s Freedom From Want (aka Thanksgiving Dinner).

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    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here I know, I know, every blogger, Pinterest pinner and Reddit member has posted their own selection of spoofs (and most without the proper credits) of... 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.
  • Old Spice Kills It With Dadsong, The Latest in The ‘Smellcome To Manhood’ Ads.

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Wieden + Kennedy Portland does it again. Their latest ad for Old Spice is a funny follow-up to Momsong, a commercial which broke earlier this year,... 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 Grotto Sauna is an Amorphic Prefab on the Edge of a Private Island.

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here This 800 square foot sauna was constructed to compliment a mid-century cabin on a private island in Georgian Bay on the eastern flank of Lake Huron.... 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 Your Company’s Inbound Marketing Strategy Is an Asset

    Chuck McMahon
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Inbound Marketing Strategies Drive Interest, Create Long Lasting Value Your inbound marketing strategy is, and should be, one of your biggest assets. Much like how a developer values his or her real estate, or a stock broker depends on the investments they’ve made, inbound marketing strategy should be held near and dear to your company’s […] The post Why Your Company’s Inbound Marketing Strategy Is an Asset appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Website Design Best Practices: Why You Need to Stop Hiding Your Clients

    Alex Shaffer
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Website Design Best Practices Call for Client Logos to Increase Conversions. Do you know what makes one website more effective than another? The answer isn’t complicated. Today, the best websites in the world are simply the ones that foster the most complete user experiences. They are not just aesthetically pleasing. They are also built to […] The post Website Design Best Practices: Why You Need to Stop Hiding Your Clients appeared first on Vital Design.
  • 8 Ways Your WordPress Blog Design Is Alienating Your Customers

    Chuck McMahon
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    How to Avoid The Don’ts of WordPress Blog Design The WordPress blog design that you choose is paramount to the success of your web-based literary persona—the lifeblood of your online image. This means that a lackluster blog design will not only look clunky, it will actually create bad user experiences, failing to attract and retain […] The post 8 Ways Your WordPress Blog Design Is Alienating Your Customers appeared first on Vital Design.
  • 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.
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  • Bestellen Sie in unserem Dirndl Shop

    badmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Die Zeiten, dass ein Dirndl nur auf dem Oktoberfest getragen wird, also einmal im Jahr, sind vorbei. Die Vorteile von diesem traditionellen Kleidungsstück liegen klar auf der Hand. Das Kleid, die Schürze und die Bluse gehören in den Angeboten immer zusammen. Sie können sich für schöne Ausschnitte entscheiden, die rechteckig oder auch rund designt sind. Frauen jeden Alters haben so die verführerische Möglichkeit ihr Dekolleté ins rechte Licht zu rücken. Auf der anderen Seite werden die frauentypischen Problemzonen wunderbar kaschiert. Die ausladenden Röcke, die teilweise auch mit…
  • Papiertaschen – ein Werbemedium auf Tour

    badmin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Es gibt zig Werbeträger, aber nur einige wenige bewältigen effizient den Sprung in den Alltag eines Kunden. Papiertaschen sind unter den seltenen Erfolgen in dieser Kategorie, vor allem falls sie haltbar und robust konstruiert sind. Eine Papiertasche kann wieder und wieder genutzt werden, ob zum Verstauen daheim oder zum Einkauf. Im Idealfall wirkt eine erfolgreiche Papiertasche durch den täglichen Gebrauch auch lange nach einem Event oder Werbemaßnahme und entwickelt sich zu Ihrem Aushängeschild auf Tour. Wie kann man eine solche langanhaltende Wirkung mit einer Papiertasche schaffen?
  • Restplatzshop.de – Reiseberatung wie im Reisebüro

    badmin
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    Suchen Sie günstige Super Last Minute Reisen und möchten dabei auf eine umfassende Beratung nicht verzichten? Das ist eine Kombination, die sich im Internet nicht leicht finden lässt, denn meist wird die Beratung nicht angeboten – dafür sind die Reisen günstig. Oder Sie bekommen eine umfassende Beratung zu den Pauschalreisen, müssen dafür aber mehr bezahlen. Bei einem Reisepreisvergleich schneiden solche Seiten nicht immer gut ab. Doch warum sollen Sie sich zwischen Service und günstigem Preis entscheiden müssen, wenn Sie doch beides haben können? Super Last Minute Angebote…
 
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    Beautiful Life

  • Top 10 Best eCommerce Website Builders for Creating Online Stores

    Jessica
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The biggest enabler for business, the highway to success, the globalizer for businessmen, the catalyst for entrepreneurship, the ticket to revenue – these are just a few tags that the world wide web is accredited with, for being the force that it is for businesses across the globe. Anything that is sellable can be sold […]
  • Wooden Curved Grotto Sauna by PARTISANS

    Jessica
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    PARTISANS have designed Grotto, a sauna located on San Souci Island, in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario, Canada. Grottos, historically, have been known as natural or artifi cial caves that are embedded deep behind the curvature of streams, and thus discovered by those who would take the time to explore. As a free-standing sauna, […]
  • Enormous Horse Head Sculptures Illuminate the Scottish Skyline at Night

    Jessica
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Towering 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) above the ground, The Kelpies consists of a pair of enormous horse head sculptures installed by artist Andy Scott in Falkirk, Scotland. Scott spent a total of nine years designing and then assembling the sculptures on-site, crafting steel parts into intricate busts that allude to the legendary Scottish water […]
  • The Hopen Place House by Whipple Russell Architects

    Jessica
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whipple Russell Architects designed the Hopen Place house in the Hollywood Hills of California. “The client wanted a contemporary remodel and update of a mid-century modern on the renowned Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills. His interests were in a residence that maximized the stunning views while combining a sleekly modern aesthetic with an inventive […]
  • The MINI CitySurfer Concept

    Jessica
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    MINI has presented an innovative urban vision that provides increased flexibility for individual mobility in congested areas; the MINI “CitySurfer” concept combines the riding properties of a kick scooter with an electric drive and thanks to its compact structure, it collapses and folds in half. weighing just 18 kilograms, the electrified two-wheeler has been developed […]
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    Zuno Design Studios Blog

  • Making a photo editor app using Android Studio and Aviary

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    The image editor Aviary has made their SDK available for Gradle, which makes it really simple to use Android Studio to incorporate advanced photo editing into our apps. Best of all, we don't have to mess with Ant! Aviary has migrated their SDK to Gradle, which means we can use Android Studio to incorporate it into our apps. The best part about it is that you don't have to copy and move around files; Android Studio will download the dependencies and include them for you. Getting Started First, sign up for an Aviary account and add an app to your account and fill in your app's information when…
  • 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 StackOverflow.com, we can use this little bit of code using DOMXPath: <?php $data =…
  • 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…
  • 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…
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Diversity in Tech – Visualized

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    In response to a clarion call for diversity figures, many tech companies have released figures on the gender and ethnicity of their workforces. Facebook were first, quickly followed by Google and Yahoo. Several more giants of tech have followed. Here, for quick reference, we gather and visualise all the released figures thus far. » See the visualisation » Examine the data Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
  • Who Rules the Social Web?

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    We’ve updated our 2012 chart and data depicting the gender balance of various social networks. Analysis Some findings, compared with the 2012 version of the graphic. » Large, key networks Pinterest, Snapchat and Tumblr continue to draw a higher female audience. » Most matriarchies remain matriarchies, bar Facebook (previously 58% female) now equalised to gender balance. » Previously male-dominated sites Last.fm, YouTube, Stumbleupon, DeviantArt have become more equalised. » But only Flickr of the previous patriarchies has flipped to a more matriarchal balance.
  • Best in Show? What’s the top data dog?

    david
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    If you look at the numbers on intelligence, longevity, congenital ailments and so on, which canine comes out as top data-dog? We visualise the result, in this excerpt from my book, Knowledge is Beautiful rendered by VizSweet. » See the graphic » Check out the data » Order: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones» Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside
  • Information is Beautiful Awards 2014 – The Results Are In

    Tobias
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Last night’s third annual Information is Beautiful Awards celebrated dataviz at its most dazzling. Hundreds of entries were trimmed to a razor-sharp pack of outstandingly illuminating infographics, over which our judges deliberated long and hard. Now, with thanks to our generous sponsors Kantar, we present the winners. Data Visualization Gold - Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary by Matthew Daniels Silver - Weather Radials Poster by Timm Kekeritz Bronze - The Depth of the Problem by The Washington Post Special mention - The Analytical Tourism Map of Piedmont by Marco…
  • What Powers the Sudden Legalization of Cannabis in the US?

    david
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    This week, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. joined Colorado and Washington State on the list of US states to legalize or decriminalize cannabis (marijuana). What powers this sudden and dramatic U-turn in drugs policy? Humanistic sense dawning on the authorities? The artful lobbying of the pro-campaigners? Or are local legislators just smoking some serious green? Well, they’re definitely getting on high on one kind of green… » See our visualisation
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  • 5 Tips to Design Popups Your Customers Will Love

    alexbu
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Popups are an incredibly effective way to boost conversion and customer retention on your ecommerce website. According to Conversific.com 30% of the Top 1000 US ecommerce sites use popups – 22% are using entry popups, 14% are using exit popups, and 6% are using both! If you aren’t using popups on your ecommerce site, you’re missing an opportunity. For ecommerce sites that use popups, designing popups your customers will love can help you increase your conversion rate. These 5 tips will help you design popups that convert more visitors without annoying repeat buyers and new customers. 1.
  • How Design and Colors Affect Your Website Conversions

    alexbu
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There has been a long-standing debate about whether or not the colors and design elements you use affect your websites conversions. There have been many studies done that have actually proven that there are changes that you can make on your website that will result in an increase in conversions. In fact, design element changes can influence conversions as well as other factors such as website usability, branding, and even search engine ranking. The key to improving all of these factors lies with testing different colors and design elements to see which ones work best with your website and…
  • How to Create an E-Commerce Store Using Joomla, 5 Easy Steps

    alexbu
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Creation of e-commerce websites have been a new trend and demand for selling every possible goods online. Nevertheless, very few among these have the time and resources to build websites ground-up using the more basic coding techniques. So, people naturally use the third-party plug-ins that hastens the entire coding process. Joomla is one among the most used third-party plug-ins that creates some great websites at the trouble of working less than half the difficulty compared to the standard coding languages. So, a step by step guide in such a process would be great to start working with. Here…
  • How to Design for Specific Audience

    alexbu
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Image credit One look at any of these 20 examples of bad design would lead you to believe that good web design isn’t as ubiquitous as it’s meant to be. With 2014 fast giving way to another year, you’d think that such examples shouldn’t even be present. But, they do. Of course, there are beautiful designs out there. And that’s those websites are built for, to exude beauty. If that was the goal, it’s deemed accomplished. But what if both the good and the bad designs are missing the mark completely? What if, and we pray not, design isn’t even addressing the main problem it needs to…
  • Cutting-costs in Underwater Photography

    alexbu
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Underwater Photography can be fascinating, and a very expensive affair as well. For enthusiasts, few articles talk about how one can reduce costs when dabbling in an activity as rewarding (and at times, frustrating!) as photographing under water. Most will resources over the web will tell you which camera and housing to choose and stop at that. A complex yet accessible activity, it can demand a great level of investment. However, if you’re looking at cutting costs and making it a relatively cheater act, here’s how you could go ahead with it: 1.        Rent: – NOT Buy:…
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  • On Target: 2Modern Holiday Gift Guide

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Discerning tastes demand mindfully chosen gifts, and our Modern Gift Guide contains a well-rounded selection of contemporary gifts, carefully curated to include something to suit all ages—and budgets. Whether searching for a party-perfect hostess gift or a scene stealer for the modern decor fanatic; seeking out something special for the little ones in your life or targeting a prize for the gadget geek in the family, our Modern Gift Guide beautifully zeroes in on the most stylish gifts to help kick off the holiday season.
  • Disaster Style: Prepster Emergency Survival Kit

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Taking the notion of basic survival to absurdly stylish heights is the Los Angeles-based Preppi company, makers of the Prepster emergency survival kit, accurately defined as “a truly handsome bag stuffed with the BEST of everything you need in the event you find yourself in the worst.” Which means that 3-day emergency essentials—tent, waterproof matches, LED flashlight—are lumped in with useless luxuries—premium chocolate bar, luxury body cleanser, stainless steel whisky flask—all tightly packed into the kind of alluringly handsome bag that begs to be featured…
  • A Lisbon Home With A Bookish Twist

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This meticulously refurbished Lisbon loft has plenty to recommend it—we could begin with its decadent size and sumptuously ornamental (circa 1893) ceiling, for starters—but it’s the space-dividing open bookshelf that caught our eye. No doubt, this spare-no-details renovation by Lisbon architectural practice AVA Architects had every contemporary demarcation (and storage) device at their disposal, but how nice that the owners chose, instead, to go with a time-tested mechanism that not only fulfills its space-defining intent, but does so by injecting into polished…
  • MAGIS Holiday Sale: Save 15% Nov 24 – Dec 15

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Just in time for the holidays comes our MAGIS sale, offering a range of inventive modern furniture designs that make ideal gifts for the contemporary design enthusiast. Choose from the best sellers featured above: the sculptural Stool One, with a striking geometric form that delivers an equally comfortable sitting experience, and the playful Spun Chair, a brilliant modern twist, if there ever was one—along with the entire innovative and colorful MAGIS range. Our holiday sale lasts through December 15th, and includes free shipping, so shop the MAGIS collection while this festive…
  • Artful Seats: Cheryl Ekstrom’s Steely Modern Chairs

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Metallics may be an industrial design trend, but artist Cheryl Ekstrom has something quite a bit more permanent in mind. With the Los Angeles-based artist’s startlingly realistic sculpture series, Stable Inhabitants of a Changing World, Ekstrom has taken some of the most recognizable and exalted forms in Mid-Century modern furniture—Charles and Ray Eames’ Lounge Chair, George Nelson’s Marshmallow Sofa, Arne Jacobsen’s Swan Chair, and that 60′s staple, the Beanbag—and given them added heft by painstakingly casting their likeness in stainless steel. A…
 
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    Design Milk

  • 2014 Gift Guide: Him

    Gregory Han
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Besides the usual suspects from the gadget and sports-related categories, men aren’t always the recipient of the most creative gifts. (yeah, we’re talking about the classic golf-themed tie, Cosby sweater, and “World’s Best Dad” mug!) And that’s a shame, because there are endless opportunities available today to make any guy look, feel, and function better not having anything to do with socks, ties, or yet another As-Seen-On-TV gadget. Here are 10 gift picks for the gent in your life with a keen eye for good design, a sense of fashion, and an appreciation for…
  • Creative Designs from the Barilla L’arte della Cucina Poster Design Contest

    Jaime Derringer
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    When I agreed to be a judge in the L’arte della Cucina poster design competition from Barilla Sauce, I had no idea how many amazing entries and creative ideas there would be! Artists and designers across the U.S. were challenged to create “fresh expressions” of Barilla Sauce that also celebrated Barilla’s fresh ingredients and the art of Italian cuisine. From illustrative art to hand-drawn designs to photography, I was impressed not only with the designs themselves, but the creativity of the entire poster designs—from medium to message. The five finalists were chosen by a jury…
  • NOWNESS In Residence: Knud Holscher [VIDEO]

    Jaime Derringer
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A new edition of NOWNESS’s In Residence series, goes inside the modern brick home of famed Danish architect and designer Knud Holscher. Holscher’s residence is located about 25 minutes north of Copenhagen in the sleepy suburb of Holte. When you arrive, you’re greeted with a large, square-ish brick facade that’s equally elegant and unpretentious, surrounded by beautiful foliage. Inside, it’s modest and still very much in its original condition from the 1970s. Having worked for Arne Jacobsen, Flos, Erco and others, Holscher was also trained as an architect and also…
  • Castor Design’s Modern Oil Lamp

    Caroline Williamson
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometime in your life you’ve probably seen an oil lamp, even if you weren’t around when people actually used them all the time—you know, “back in the day”. They’re traditionally very, well, traditional looking with shiny brass details and wavy, ruffled-looking glass. Castor Design has revamped the oil lamp for modern times by stripping away all unnecessary adornment and leaving a simple cylindrical shape that has a black chrome finish. The design was created in partnership with Harnisch Lamps, the oldest gas lamp manufacturer in Canada. Castor decided they…
  • Stencil Watch by Nendo Inspired by Drafting Tools

    Leo Lei
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Stencil is a minimalist design created by Tokyo-based firm Nendo. The wristwatch is inspired by the drafting instruments utilized by draftsmen for creating precise plans and drawings. As a successor to the draftsman01, otherwise known as “Scale,” the draftsman02 “Stencil” suggests muted color tones with an even simpler form than its predecessor. As a tribute to its moniker, the watch’s hour markers are laser cut directly into the crystal, as opposed to having it printed on the face. The designers describe this idiosyncrasy as an inspiration for wearers to…
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  • Flooring Made with Vintage Leather Belts

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    If you’re looking for something that’s more original than wood or carpet flooring, well, Inghua Ting has it. Her company is called Ting, and it reuses vintage and reclaimed leather belts and turns them into a unique home decor treatment. They reside on floors, are fashioned into rugs, and are even featured as interior accents for walls, stairs, and doors. Better yet, using these specially-collected belts means that no two pieces are ever the same.Each belt is hand-selected and then stripped of its metals, hand cleaned, and prepared for processing. The tile or panels are created in-house…
  • Cookies Too Beautiful to Eat by Amber Spiegel

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    New York-based pastry chef Amber Spiegel has taken the artistry of cookie decoration to an entirely new level, creating edible objects that legions of online commenters profess “guilt” for wanting to consume, but not because of calories.Spiegel devotes 45 minutes to decorating a single cookie. Her attention to detail has turned cookie decorating into a full-time career as she films her own cookie decorating videos and travels the world teaching others her techniques.[via]
  • The Origami Umbrella

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Justin Nagelberg and Matthew Waldman, Nooka‘s brand designers have designed “The Sa”, an umbrella with an innovative design. The two designers got inspired by the origami structure and designed this geometric umbrella with eco-friendly material and an ingenious mechanism.[via]
  • 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…
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    Ryan McNamara

  • 2 years

    ryanfmc
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    As the year comes to an end, I thought it might be useful to take look back at the last few years of my life. A fair amount has happened. They say your University years are the ones that shape you, which I can agree with. I started a business with one of my best friends from Uni and came out of my time at Loughborough with my eyes open. I felt liberated, like I could do anything. But I have a feeling that these last 2 years will be the ones that bring clarity and focus to my life. The forging of the steel. I don’t want to dwell on anything too much, good or bad, but I do want to take a…
  • Putting words on a screen

    ryanfmc
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    I’ve asked myself a question for a while now, ‘how do I get better at writing?’, and I’ve concluded I simply just have to do it more. So I have set myself a goal and I am going to write 1000 words a week for the next year. That’s 52,000 words in total and when put like that it sounds like a lot, but it isn’t. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 76,944 words long, so at this rate it would take me a year and a half to write the first Harry Potter book, but it’s a start, and starting is the hardest part. Or so they tell me. Why this…
  • All new and shiny straight out of the box

    ryanfmc
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    So here we are, my new website. It’s been a long time coming and I have a few ideas to keep myself entertained as I fill the world with design, business and personal musings and witticism over the course of this blog’s life. This site is roughly the 30th working draft I have created along the way, and the one I’m most content with, but that’s not to say that a few things won’t change along the way. I mean I haven’t even got a logo, what’s up with that? What’s under the hood? Not too much really. I tried to keep things simple (stupid) and…
 
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Cambrass Farma Infant Wellness Collection

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Creative Agency: Quevieneelcoco Creative StudioCreative Direction: Marta Tortosa & QuevieneelcocoArt Direction: Javi TortosaGraphic Design: Javi Tortosa & Migue MartíPhotography: Javier Tortosa Photography oncept: Javier Tortosa & David NewmanTechnical Development: SeripaferPrinting Company: SeripaferProject Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Cambrass farmaLocation: Valencia, SpainPackaging designed by Quevieneelcoco for Cambrass farma infant wellness collection.The series contains seven items produced in a range of pastel colors and using ecologically friendly materials. It…
  • Pickwick (Student Project)

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Designer: Kevin Rhoe Project Type: Student Project School: BKF, University for Applied Sciences, Graphic design Location: Budapest, Hungary Task - "Redesign the packaging of Pickwick for a new, not existing, target audience." Scope - Concept development, packaging design Concept - Monster tea, that creates a more playful way to package the tea for the upcoming halloween festivities. The concept plays with the already excisting flavours by renaming them: 'Honey Horror' and 'Strawberry Blood'. The teabags have an illustrated brain on them. The 'brainbags' are…
  • Neat Confections

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Creative Agency: AnagramaProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkLocation: Mexico Distrito Federal, MexicoNeat Confections is a Mexican pastry shop that offers special confections that go perfectly with a good Rosé wine or a nice cup of tea. Their handmade cookies and pastries are made with varied organic spices and fruity scents that complement any light wines' flavor. Each and every cake and cookie is baked and prepared in the most impeccable and flawless way possible, with no added decorations, in order to place the savory experience on center stage.Perfection is the main character in…
  • Bottles Series

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Designer: Marios Karystios Client: Bottles Wines & SpiritsLocation: CyprusProject Type: Produced, Commercial workBottles, a wine & liquor store in Cyprus that focuses on selected wines & spirits from around the world, launches its own series of wines. Custom die cut labels were created based on the shop's playful concept, colors and existing logo.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Bio Power Protection

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Creative Agency: Reklamekollektivet Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Bio Power ProtectionLocation: Bergen, Norway Bio Power Protection is a 100% natural skin care product for horses, developed in Norway. The product can be used on most types of skin irritations and also as preventive care. The oil also works as insect repellent.It is developed from old Norwegian logging traditions, where natural ingredients like pine tar and fish oils have been used for generations to maintain the working equine welfare and health. The design represents the brands identity and product qualities…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • PRINTEMPS christmas windows

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    illustrations for the christmas windows of Printemps
  • STIK Pavilion Exhibition

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Visual and spatial design for a small architecture exhibition
  • BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Commissioned work by Torre Lazur-McCann for Boehringer Ingelheim. Designed 7 different perspectives of a Great Horned Owl that holds the Hepatitis-C Virus in its talons. These designs are to be used for the HCV (Hepatitis-C Vaccine) product. Direction: Ann Arch and Jaime Kent
  • SONOS: Your Home

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Serial Cut? and 72andSunny L.A. created these 4 color pieces showcasing the new range of SONOS speakers. How we did it? Check out the process in the "making of" video.
  • Discover India Series - Hampi

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    A series dedicated to celebrating the lost history and heritage of Hampi - City of ruins.
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    Designmodo

  • How We Built the Startup Theme for WordPress

    DataArt
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    You're reading How We Built the Startup Theme for WordPress, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Designmodo’s Startup Framework is a great collection of ready-made components — headers, footers, contact pages and others — that can be used as building blocks for a variety of website types and perhaps tweak a style to better match your design. You can build an entire website by combining components using the simple drag-and-drop visual […]
  • ON SALE NOW: 70% off all Designmodo products for Black Friday!

    Adrian
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    You're reading ON SALE NOW: 70% off all Designmodo products for Black Friday!, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The Huge sale is here! For only 3 days, you can get the most popular tools for website creation. We have dropped the price of all our popular products — Startup Framework, Flat UI and Startup WordPress Theme! Use coupon code BLACK to save 50%. For the 70% discount, like or tweet this post with […]
  • Tips and Tricks to Design with Pixel Perfection in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
    You're reading Tips and Tricks to Design with Pixel Perfection in Adobe Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Ever since Adobe Illustrator was launched, people wondered if they could make the transition and change the way they create and develop pixel-based artwork. As you know, before CS5 using Ai for vector pixel work was a kind of hard/clumsy process. Why? Because as opposed to Photoshop, which is a raster based software (which deals […]
  • How to Use Pastel Colors in Web Design Projects

    Carrie Cousins
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    You're reading How to Use Pastel Colors in Web Design Projects, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The use of pastel colors in web design is more than a recent trend, it is a technique designers have used for years to create impactful visuals. When you hear “pastel”, pale pinks, blues and yellows might come to mind, but there is so much more to this type of color palette. Pastels don’t have […]
  • 6 Ways to Improve the User Experience of Online Hotel Booking

    Armen Ghazarian
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:31 pm
    You're reading 6 Ways to Improve the User Experience of Online Hotel Booking, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! There is a lot of talk about the impact of user experience in the e-commerce checkout process on conversion rates and there is also a lot of useful advice on how to fix usability issues. But somehow these materials do not cover or even come close to a specific field of e-commerce – online hotel […]
 
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • Thanksgiving Table Decor : Rustic-Glam Edition

    manvi
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! While food takes center stage on TG, a pretty table is a must. Is that where all the action happens anyway? So add a couple of thoughtful decorating details to your place settings that elevate the experience for everyone. Here are a couple of tips that you can easily recreate in your homes.   1-3: Created by Manvi for BrightBazaar 4&5: Created by Manvi for HGTV 6&7: Created by Manvi for HGTV, Photography by SweetTea Photography 
  • Deck the Halls: Holiday Decorating Tips

    manvi
    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

    manvi
    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

    manvi
    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

    manvi
    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…
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    Pokate

  • Marijke Van Epen

    Kate
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    I came across Marijke Van Epen on Pinterest because of her incredible relief weavings that have incredible depth and pattern. Marijke works in the tablet weaving tradition and works in ancient weaving techniques, per her site. In her artist statement she says – about ancient weaving technics – that, “It is worth while that this knowledge can be preserved and kept alive to make it available to new generations.” It reminds me of the vision of Nest when I first met the organization. I love the  geometry in these pieces and the regularity. My understanding is that…
  • Heather Levine

    Kate
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    I initially came across Heather Levine because of her ceramic lamps – they had turned up on Pinterest in a hotel a friend had stayed at. After perusing her site more though I came across a part of her collection that I loved far more – her porcelain nests. I can’t quite tell if these are affixed to a wall or on a table (I think wall) but I absolutely love them. Initially you think that the shape is one you could create yourself – long tubes with semi-pointed ends, but the way they’re put together en masse – I’m just obsessed. I also think nests are…
  • Ron Kent

    Kate
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    This past weekend, Ross and I took a class at Boston’s North Bennet Street School that introduced us to the basics of wood turning. It was a two day class with instruction and guidance around wood, turning, timber, tool sharpening, etc. with about 12 hours with us on the lathe. The lathe was a bit intimidating at first, it’s large, loud and your approaching it with sharp instruments that could easily smash your face. Through out the weekend though I got more comfortable and intrigued by what’s possible with turning from a translucency perspective. I got to Googling and came…
  • Ula Einstein

    Kate
    6 May 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Ula Einstein I believe I came across on Pinterest – the photo below, which looked to me like burned toilet paper tubes caught my eye somewhere along the way. Upon investigation, Ula’s delicate textiles and works on paper are completely captivating. Many she calls, “drawings with fire.” Some of them are pre-cut and others appear to be simply burned, or burned and then gone back into with thread. The patience (and routine) it must take to burn the papers with that regularity, without things getting out of control, is wild. The below is hand cut rice paper. It’s…
  • Zemer Peled

    Kate
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I find myself looking at a lot of ceramic works these days and a ton of vessels, which is why I think I was initially drawn to Zemer Peled’s pieces, which are made of ceramic shards, reimagined into new works. When I first saw the above and below I thought, what a unique approach to creating a vessel! Or is it a sculpture? They almost looked like little cartoon critters of some sort. The ceramic shards creating a sense of fur. The one above in particular looks like a hedgehog to me. Of her forms her website says, “Her mutating, figure-like creatures are hybrid visions of land,…
 
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    Stunning Mesh » Stunning Mesh

  • Leveraging on the Power of WordPress CMS for Your Business

    Big Drop
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    Now that you have a great business idea, how do you make it into reality in a highly competitive world? The answer lies in the internet revolution, which will enable you tap into a 2.4 billion customer-market. To operate an eCommerce website, you need a reliable content management system (CMS) and this is where WordPress comes in. The IT world is flooded with CMSs but for your website to stand out, then you need to exploit the power of the best there is. WordPress in Details: When it comes to setting up a website, you will most likely be using a professional designer. These professionals will…
  • Important Facts About Web Design Strategy

    Trisha Johnson
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Contrary to popular misconception, intelligent and successful web design is not about having really witty content and some stunning graphics. There is a lot more to it than that and it concerns strategy. The foremost point about web design is that the designers have to understand what it is that the website needs to achieve and how one must achieve it. One will always find the most creative designers and writers to create amazing content for the website. The important part is to know how to use these creative resources. Search Engine Optimization: Search Engine Optimization This is one of the…
  • Few Web Design Mistakes Which You Should Avoid

    Patrick Clooney
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    If you own an online business, the website has a crucial part to play in branding and marketing of your company. A website serves as a platform where the potential customers visit. Thus, the design, content and usability are critical for its success. It will also serve as the factor that will influence their first impression about the company. And how often have we heard that first impression is the last impression? This makes it necessary to design the websites in a manner so that they provide a good user experience and are visually perfect. The wrong kind of Web Design will only lead to…
  • Database Changes You Can Perform to Improve Your WordPress Blog Performance

    Tabinda Noor
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Whatever website you are starting, whether it is an ecommerce site, news site or a blog, it may have crossed your mind to use WordPress. If you did, you will notice that with increase in popularity, your core WordPress capabilities may be insufficient to effectively handle all the incoming traffic. You will need to scale the site up in order to be able to handle the greater traffic volumes efficiently. Scaling up a WordPress website is in a number of ways, but this article will show you how to improve database performance by making a few small changes. As background, WordPress employs the…
  • 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 PixelKit.com, 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,…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Fun Popcorn Maker That Makes You ‘Shake’ To Create Flavored Treats

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] With this fun popcorn maker, prepping snacks for movie nights at home will never be the same again. The ‘Maracas De Popcorn’ is a fun popcorn-making set that comes with a microwaveable bowl, together with two removable lollipop-like attachments that look like maracas. After popping the corn kernels in the microwaveable bowl, simply throw a handful of popcorn into the “maracas” together with your preferred flavorings, such as butter or salt, and shake or dance away to mix them together. The Maracas De Popcorn is available for purchase…
  • Comprehensive Tea Chart Features 104 Different Types Of Tea In The World

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge This chart designed by Pop Chart Lab is a “tribute to the second-most-famous caffeinated beverage”. Titled ‘The Taxonomical Tea Box’, the chart classifies 104 types of tea into seven categories—labeled Black, Green, Dark Oolong, White, Rooiobos and Yellow—organized by its country of origin. Head over here to see the enlarged image of the chart, or purchase it at US$29 for a tea lover. [via Laughing Squid, Pop Chart Lab]
  • GoPro May Be Releasing Its Own Line Of Drones In 2015

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Image: Nathan Parks GoPro may be developing its own line of consumer drones, slated to be released in late 2015. According to The Wall Street Journal, GoPro is working on developing “multi rotor helicopters with high-definition cameras” which are estimated to cost between $500 and $1,000 each. As GoPro joins other popular brands in the drone industry, such as DJI and Parrot, we can probably expect even more thrilling footages of aerial photography in the near future. [via The Wall Street Journal, image via Nathan Parks]
  • VSCO For Mac, A Designer’s Concept

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Fans of popular photo-editing app VSCO Cam would love the following concept idea by Netherlands-based designer Aziz Firat. Debuting his series of the ‘iOS Apps I Wish My Mac Had’, is Firat’s visualization of VSCO Cam if it were available as a Mac program. This side project was inspired by moments when he wished certain apps that were available on Android or iOS had a functioning Mac or web version. Check out more here. [via Aziz Firat]
  • Disturbingly Funny, Twisted Comics That Will Warp Your Mind

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Spanish illustrator Joan Cornellà, who previously warped our minds with his hilariously absurd drawings, is back with more of his dark, twisted brand of humor. Drawn in his distinctive style, Cornellà amazingly manages to craft complex and hysterical narratives in just a few panels. Populated by characters caught in sticky situations, they range from a pair of armless men who are unable to hug, to a lonely man with a turd on his head Googling “who loves me?” Equal parts disturbing and funny, they’re bound to make you laugh uncomfortably if they don’t traumatize you first. Cap off…
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Our Top 5 gifts for homes & loved ones this festive season!

    Aime
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    The festive season is upon us and the countdown is on! We’re giving you a helping hand in choosing fab gifts for homes and loved ones this season, by sharing our Top 5 products that are perfect for living and giving this holiday. Ultimate foodies – help them weigh it, stir it, bake it! Please a budding chef this holiday season with our new fab Baking Set! Available in two colourways, festive red and chic mint, the set features Kitchen Scales, a graduated Mixing Bowl and three cute Cookie Cutters. Baking has never looked this good! Sweet tooth? Gift them with heavenly goodies Our…
  • Treasure laundry moments with our new naturally beautiful Laundry Bins & stylish Laundry Bags!

    Aime
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:27 am
    Make laundry day a beautiful day, with our brand new Laundry Bins and Laundry Bags. Our beautiful geometric design Cork Lid Laundry Bins add a warm and natural touch to any room, blending in effortlessly with all interior trends. Why not create a natural style statement in your bathroom? Blend the classic White Laundry Bin with eye-catching organic wooden accessories, potted green plants and crisp white walls to create an ultimate sanctuary? Or how about embracing the industrial trend in your bedroom? Mix the Metallic Mint Laundry Bin with copper shades, brass and moody hues to create a…
  • Design Insights Interview: Isabelle from French interior blog La Minute Déco!

    Aime
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    It’s time for our brand new Design Insights Interview! This week we are pleased to welcome Isabelle from inspirational interior blog La Minute Déco. A former deco journalist for over 15 years, Isabelle created the blog to show the world everything she loves, from interior inspiration and decorating ideas to the hottest colours and styles. Lets gain an insight inter her world: What inspired you to delve into interior design and how did you get started? For a long time I worked as a decoration journalist, first in traditional press and then on the internet. This was pleasant as well as…
  • Our Top 5 inspirational Pinterest boards!

    Aime
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    There’s nothing we enjoy more than sharing our inspirations with you! On our Pinterest boards we pin fresh and fashionable images you’re bound to fall in love with. Lose yourself in inspirational interiors, beautiful colours, delicious recipes and much more. Over 40,000 of you viewed our Pinterest boards last month! Let’s take a look at your top five favourite boards and their most pinned images:   1. Interior Design Discovery Our most popular pin board as voted by you! We share beautiful and stylish interior decor, classic and well-loved styles as well as the…
  • Design Insights Interview: Dutch creative agency Studio Aandacht!

    Aime
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    This week’s edition of our Design Insights Interview features ultra-talented Tatjana, founder, producer and styling director of well-loved Dutch creative agency, Studio Aandacht. Together with her husband Ben Lambers – co-founder, art director, photographer and designer – Studio Aandacht helps to create a fab visual world for our new collections and products. Let’s gain an insight into Tatjana’s world: Where did your amazing career in styling begin? I started at the Dutch edition of Elle Decoration back in 1994. You formed Studio Aandacht with your husband…
 
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    Never Say Cool

  • Predicting Future Car Expenses Accurately

    Never Say Cool
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    When purchasing a brand-new vehicle, owners usually want to know what it will cost to drive that particular model over a long-term period. Auto makers now offer convenient tools for projecting the cost of ownership on select trims. Fuel economy is carefully considered when the cost of ownership is calculated. For most vehicles, the fuel efficiency on the highway is much better than in the city. However, this trend does not apply to electric, hydrogen cell or hybrid vehicles. As a matter of fact, some models that run on alternative energy sources have better miles-per-gallon ratings in the…
  • A Mr. Potato Head in the Era of Digital Fabrication.

    Never Say Cool
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:57 am
    Possibly inspired by popular and hystorical Mr potato Head (Hasbro, 1949), Open Toys is a project created by French 3D print shop and club leFabShop which lets you “highjack” fruit and veggies for a fun experience. Children present at workshops have passionately customised potatoes, eggplant, carrots and cucumbers in space shuttles, in race cars and watercraft.
  • Video of Granmas Smoking Weed Goes Crazy Viral!

    Never Say Cool
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    Cut, a Seattle-based video production company hired grandmas Paula, Dorothea and Deirdre to smoke marijuana and be filmed for a sensational You Tube video which got at the time of writing 16 million views in one week. Enjoy Interview with Mike Gaston, of Cut, the video production company behind the weed-smoking grandmas video Euronews: What was the creative process behind the video? - This was probably the most effortless video we’ve ever made. The title basically outlined the video for us. Art direction was simple. The actual production was pretty improvised. Jenga and Cards Against…
  • Polaroid Will Be Back And You Know It!

    Never Say Cool
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    It’s been a year since French Prynt started to work on a small printer to integrate with your smartphone. Since then they have been developing the device with parts brought from Shenzhen, China; the young start-up designed a printer adaptable to your phone which takes around half minute to produce on paper (through Bluetooth) your snapshot. Prynt CEO Clément Perrot says that the case will only cost $99 when first made available via a crowdfunding platform Kickstarter early next year. via
  • The Moto-Guzzi-MGX-21 Prototype is a Charmy Cruiser

    Never Say Cool
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    EICMA 2014 (Esposizione Mondiale Motociclismo) was held in Milan last week and plenty of motorbikes models and concepts have been displayed at the exhibition venue. The Moto Guzzi MGX-21 prototype was one bike which got our attention; a heavily customized (americanized) version of the popular California 1400 range. With a monochromatic carbon fiber body and a grey-and-red colour scheme it attracts a younger audience to cruiser-style two-wheeled vehicles.
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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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    ZURB

  • The Right Brain Myth

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Designers have been told that they have a gift, or are somehow different or more creative. They've been classified as right-brain thinkers. We know the brain is divided into two hemispheres — the common notion, psychologically, is that the left side of the brain holds language and is more logical, while the right brain is more creative. The problem is, it's not true. Creatives are right brain dominant, or so the theory goes. Over time we've perpetuated a myth that designers have been given special creative talents. It's hurting our ability to create great products. Moving Beyond…
  • We're Jazzed to Introduce Our Newest Marketer

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Our newest marketer hit the right note when we first met him. Not only did he impress us with his marketing skills, but his musical talents were off the charts. So without further ado, let's introduce you to ... Daniel Codella, Marketer Daniel spent his high school years traversing the globe, learning about different cultures. Most of all, he learned about his passion — music. You see, Daniel is the son of two musicians, so you could say music is in his blood. He's released several indie albums and singles, and had a chance to work with Jason Slater, a former member of Third Eye Blind.
  • Are You Ready to Become a Product Designer?

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Five years ago, it was all about UX, but we saw through that. At the time, we were pretty stoked about figuring out the best way to get to answers in product design (still are!). However, we realized that there aren't a lot of designers out there that understand what it actually means to be a product designer. UX is one part of it, but what are the rest of the pieces? This is the story of how you too can become a product designer. So stop being a UX/UI guru or prophet or whatever and start solving problems. The Values of a Product Designer Product designers not only need to have a core set of…
  • There's Life Beyond the App Store

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    With the imminent release of Foundation for Apps, we've been chatting a lot about apps and how they're built. We've discussed the topic internally with our team, externally with our clients and with tons of our amazing ZURB friends. Much of that discussion revolved around not just how to produce apps, but what an app really is, how they differ from websites and even the future of where they'll go. Before Apps There Were Applications In the early days of computers, apps — or applications as they were once known — were pretty much the entire computer experience. You'd take a…
  • We've Lost the Guts to Think

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Last week, we wrote about the the conundrum design agencies and in-house design teams face in growing successful design teams. While it paints a rather doom-and-gloom picture, the reality is that these are company problems. The role of being a designer is flush with opportunity. The challenge for designers, however, is picking a direction that provides the most professional growth and fulfillment. But there's a catch. While design opportunities are plentiful, most jobs don't provide designers with a way to shape design problems and create enough value in an organization. Companies are…
 
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    Incredible Things

  • 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die

    Brittany High
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Partying Around the World is exactly what it sounds like — a book with an extremely long title that serves as a roadmap to all the planet’s best places to get shitcanned. It details the best way to party at the […] The post 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • You’ve Got To See These Insanely Intricate Japanese Flip Books

    Brittany High
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Youtuber Francesca Travelry posted this video of some Japanese animated flip books spotted at the Hyper Japan convention in London. They’ve got to be seen to be believed. And even after you see them you won’t be convinced. Still, here they are, might as well kick your feet up, take a load off, and press […] The post You’ve Got To See These Insanely Intricate Japanese Flip Books appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • I’ll Take The Hamburger Bed And A Side Of Shut Eye

    Brittany High
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    A few weeks ago Emotional Rainbow brought us Pizza Bedding and our lives were better for it. Now they’re back with Hamburger Bedding. What did we do to deserve this? For just $80 you can doze off in a tasty burg, just as you’ve always secretly desired. There’s no guarantee you won’t wake up with a […] The post I’ll Take The Hamburger Bed And A Side Of Shut Eye appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Budsies Turns Your Child’s Drawing Into A Stuffed Animal

    Brittany High
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Budsies is a company that brings artwork to life. A team of skilled artists handcrafts a stuffed toy using your child’s drawing as a guide. The result is sweet — an adorable, one of a kind, 16″ snuggly stuffed toy. They can even recreate a subject from a photo. That’s right! You can have a […] The post Budsies Turns Your Child’s Drawing Into A Stuffed Animal appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Dogs Participate In Cutest Spaghetti Eating Contest Ever

    Brittany High
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This is a short but sweet video showing a spaghetti eating contest between a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd. WHO WILL WIN? That’s a trick question. When it comes to spaghetti eating contests, all participants win. Spaghetti is the shit! The post Dogs Participate In Cutest Spaghetti Eating Contest Ever appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    edesignblog.com

  • Burial vs. Cremation

    Sheryl Dunn
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    When it comes to providing proper acknowledgement to the dead, there is no doubt that people really give high regards to them, especially when it comes to their loved ones. There can be two reasons for this: one is maybe because there is this certain need to provide for their last “human” experience on earth, and another is that maybe doing so has really just become a prescribed tradition for the human race. However, whatever the reason, it can’t also be denied how people over the years haven’t forgotten this practice and even developed new ways in treating their dead. As years passed…
  • Learning About Challenge Coins

    Howard Oakley
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Challenge coins have a long history in the military. There are several stories on what roles these coins have played in the military. A story tells of how challenge coins were used in the Roman legion. It was given as bonus payment to Roman soldiers for exemplary service. These coins had special markings. Often, the symbol of the legion to which the soldier belonged to and the emperor’s face were stamped on these coins. A few spent these coins on wine to celebrate, but most saved these coins as a reminder of their time in the legion. These coins were given so much importance that a few…
  • 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…
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    Chair Blog

  • Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld I took the photo of the Aluminum Rietveld Chair in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art which has a large chair collection. I find the use of aluminum atypical for Rietveld, but he did research all sorts of material for his chairs. Vitra Design Museum has one as well and suggests this chair originally was designed to be made of fiber board… Last update: Friday, November 21, 2014The post Aluminum Chair by Gerrit Rietveld appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Sitting Wheel by Verner Panton

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Sitting Wheel by Verner Panton This Sitting Wheel by Verner Panton was sold at Phillips for £10,625 Last update: Thursday, November 20, 2014The post Sitting Wheel by Verner Panton appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Rhubarb Chair by by David Savage

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Rhubarb Chair by by David Savage Has a left hand Siamese twin by the name of Custard. Via David Savage’s site: Fine Furniture Maker Last update: Thursday, November 20, 2014The post Rhubarb Chair by by David Savage appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Uiliuili Bench by Piotr Zuraw

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Uiliuili Bench by Piotr Zuraw Piotr Zuraw is a Polish architect who designed this bench with the idea that each individual who sits on it can adjust his sitting space according to his own taste/mood. Via Contemporist Last update: Wednesday, November 19, 2014The post Uiliuili Bench by Piotr Zuraw appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Sit Eat and Chit by Cheri Samba

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sit Eat and Chit by Cheri Samba Off course I’m not sure the title is correct. I saw this painting dated 2008 in a window of an Oostende, Belgium, based gallery and liked it while the title came to mind immediately….. It is made by the Congo born Artist Cheri Samba or Samba wa Mbimba N’zingo Nuni Masi Ndo Mbasi, born December 30, 1956 in Kinto M’Vuila, Congo. One of the most important African contemporary artists with work in the MoMa and Centre Pompidou. The French text on the table cloth says: “The two most important needs of life…..” Last update: Tuesday,…
 
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    Inspiration Lab

  • Here Design

    myanimalfarm
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    London based Here Design is a small set-up but they do great diverse stuff. From Nigella Lawson cookbooks to Adidas instore decor. Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you will have flipped through their pasta book in a bookstore or you will have stopped in your track in a supermarket while travelling at the sight of the Hairy Bikers crisp bags. See more: http://heredesign.co.uk/
  • Design Army

    myanimalfarm
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    I think that if I had to say ONE company that I would love to work for, that is the epitomy of all my fave editorial design, it would be Washington based Design Army. I’ve shown you their Alice in Wonderland work before (Oh my god I still can’t get over how great it is!) but they’ve done so much other great work. Who else can make wedding editorial not nauseating?!?!?!? There’s not that much on their website, but go ahead and follow them on Pinterest. You won’t regret it!
  • Karan Singh

    myanimalfarm
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:15 pm
    OH…MY…GOD!! It’s been a long time since I was THIS excited, but you will know what I mean when you see the work of Karan Singh. I don’t think I’ve ever seen patterns this great and the use of them in illustrations…and the colours, ohhhhh the colours! I think Mr. Singh may very well have hypnotized me with those moving patterns. Whatever, I don’t care, I will join his cult if I can have a few prints ;-) Be hypnotized yourself: http://www.wakeupmrsingh.com
  • 2Viente

    myanimalfarm
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Look at this amazing little character film by Argentinian 2Viente. I never get tired of design from South America because it’s so vibrant and colourful, the COMPLETE opposite of Danish design. No offense to Danish designers, I love the style from here too, but Denmark can be a little grey (just look out the window) so I think we need some colourful inspiration. This puts a huge smile on my face! More colour to your life right here: http://www.2veinte.com.ar
  • Hubbox

    myanimalfarm
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    A church turned into a fastfood joint; blasfemic or bloody brilliant? Well, have a look at Hubbox designed by Meor Studio. I must admit I’m totally in love with the place and I think the loccation is transformed with great respect, keeping features like the stained windows and showing the room from it’s most advantageous side. I hope I’m not offending anyone here, but I find this much better than unused empty buildings or tearing the place down. See more: http://www.meorstudio.co.uk
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    Colossal

  • Thread Paintings: Densely Embroidered Portraits by Cayce Zavaglia

    Christopher Jobson
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    When scouring through the minute details of artist Cayce Zavaglia’s embroidered portraits (previously), it’s difficult imagine each work is scarecely larger than 8″ x 10″. Her process, which she refers to as both “thread painting” and “renegade embroidery,” begins with a photoshoot of each subject, namely friends, family, and fellow artists. Roughly 100-150 photos are winnowed down to a single selection which she then begins to embroider with one-ply embroidery thread on Belgian linen. She shares via her artist statement: Over the years, I have…
  • Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner

    Christopher Jobson
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Piet Mondrian René Magritte Vincent van Gogh Pablo Picasso Jackson Pollock Georges Seurat Andy Warhol In this fun series of photos titled Thanksgiving Special, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein imagines Thanksgiving dinners as plated by famous artists throughout history. Gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, and even the plate itself is used as a medium for edible artworks in the style of Jackson Pollock, Cindy Sherman, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh. To see all 10 artworks head over to Rothstein’s website. Prints of the artistic plates are available, and…
  • Trash and Found Objects Transformed into Birds by ‘Bordalo II’

    Christopher Jobson
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Lisbon-based street artist Bordallo II (previously) recently completed work on two new bird installations, an owl and heron, created from painted trash and other objects affixed to a wall. You can see additional new works by following on Facebook.
  • The Inner Workings of Antique Calculators Dramatically Photographed by Kevin Twomey

    Johnny Strategy
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    While our modern day gadgets are certainly compact and slick, they’re also incredibly boring when compared to the intricate inner-workings of their predecessors. A small microchip now does the heavy lifting in modern day calculators. But take apart a 60-year old calculator and you’ll find hundreds of parts that include gears, axels, rods and levers all working together like a fine-oiled machine. Capturing these old gadgets is photographer Kevin Twomey, who “delights in raising the most mundane of objects to an iconic level.” In his series simply titled “Calculators,” Twomey…
  • Psychedelic Paint and Poured Resin Artworks by Bruce Riley

    Christopher Jobson
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley fills canvases with abstract organic forms made from layer after layer of dripped paint and poured resin. While looking at images of his work online, it’s difficult to grasp the depth and scale of each piece which can be penetrated by light from multiple angles, casting shadows deep into the artwork. Riley works using a number of experimental techniques, frequently incorporating mistakes and unexpected occurrences into the thick paintings that appear almost sculptural in nature. Filmmakers Jason Stanfield and Jordan Olshansky recently stopped by…
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • Free Stationery Mockup PSD

    Rafi
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    This is stationery branding PSD mockup template that can be easily customized via Photoshop smart objects. The layers and folders are well organized for easy identification. Background perspective layers can be changed with and includes 6 Photo filter to hide and show colors. The download includes PSD file and Help PDF file to get you started.   File Format: PSD Layered: Smart-objects File Size: 278 MB Visit Download Page
  • iOS 8 iPhone 6 Plus UI Kit PSD

    Rafi
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Here’s a wonderful resource for the app designers and developers. This is a iOS 8 GUI PSD exclusively for iPhone 6 Plus. Fully layered, shape layers, editable.. handy resource for creating native apps and mockups. The resource is created by Kapil Gohel. File Format: PSD Layered: Shape Layers File Size: 51.04 MB Visit Download Page
  • Flat Hero Header PSD Kit

    Rafi
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Friend’s today’s featured freebie is a collection of computer desk or business desk items perfect for creating unique hero headers for your website. All the illustrations are created with vector shapes in Photoshop and thus you’ll have the ability to tweak and resize them to your content. As you can see, the objects included in this freebie are often seen especially on the desks of designers. File Format: PSD Layeres: Vector Layers Dimensions: 3200 x 5080 px File Size: 2 MB Visit Download Page
  • Carved Wood Logo Mockup PSD

    Rafi
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Today we have come up with a photorealistic carved wood logo mockup in PSD format.  It’s a frontal perspective mockup with a sharp and clear effect of the wood carving that you can see. The mockup contains 2 versions of the logo, one is rough wood and the other is with a nice plywood effect and so the download comes in 2 PSD files. Its very easy to replace your own logo; all you have to do is to replace the logo content with your own logo in the “ADD LOGO HERE” in the top smart-object layer.  Further, you can easily change the wood texture to your own. So what do you think…
  • Photo Frames PSD Mockups

    Rafi
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Friends, here’s another awesome freebie for our readers. We have created 2 near-realistic photo frames mockups in Photoshop to help you showcase your artwork, photos or quotes in a beautiful way. The photo frames are fully created in Photoshop and you can easily change the background color, shadows, colors, wood texture or even increase the size of the frames because we have used shape layers in the designs. Everything about editing is left to you! To add your artwork or posters or designs in the frame, just double-click smart-object layer named “ART  WORK HERE” and save.
 
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    Elaine Biss

  • #FashionMeetsCake #CakeCoutureSeries Limited Print Posters

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    The Caketress and I have created a special line of cake confections that are calorie free and couture sweet! These prints are unframed print in two sizes- 8x10 or 11x14. These are limited edition prints. Only 150 will be printed, 75 per size. Come and get yours at http://elainebiss.com/prints/.Printed on thick (19-mil) luxurious style heavy weight (310g), natural-white, matte finish with a textured watercolor feel paper. They have a matte surface with elegant texture. All glitter and metallic textures are printed.
  • Your Glitter Guide and Glitter Mix #howto

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    I have been working very hard trying to create a cool guide to glitter. But there are so many shiny things out there, I wasted more time regrouping myself than doing. I also wanted to share my "Special", never seen before **TOP SECRET** glitter mix! Now it`s in your hands! And of you are not careful it will be all over your stuff!!This glitter has this beautiful other world-y shine and texture. It is very luxurious for that "I blew my monthly 'art-and-crafts' budget in one project" look. Because, sometimes glitter makes you do that. :D Enjoy!
  • Saks x Elaine Biss

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    And I x Saks! It`s so neat to see your work next to big brands! Every day I draw. I draw my heart out. It is what I love. It is my passion. When I see this, it makes my work worth while. Thank you Saks! Today I am the happiest girl in the world!"Happy girls are the prettiest."-#AudreyHepburn. This beautiful #sketch that shows off our new packaging was done by @elaine.biss #regram. #Saks #QuotesA photo posted by Saks Fifth Avenue (@saks) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:37am PST
  • 30 Watercolors in 30 Days

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    This is my 3rd annual 30 Watercolors/Drawings in 30 Days! I just love doing this. I take a 30 day sabbatical just to paint what I feel like. But there are some rules!Here is the rules I posted back in 2012. Sometimes what happens is that the more freedom you have, the less you know what to do. Adding limitations to what you are creating can give birth to some wonderful artwork.Here is this year`s rules!Any subject is okay.Make the drawings big enough to express your idea, but small enough to scan.Make your drawings meaningful to you. When blogging explain what it means briefly.Be original,…
  • Smashing Party at Bloomingdale's!

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Thanks to everyone who came to the Bloomingdale`s in Roosevelt Fields Mall in Mineola NY. I met so many wonderful people and got a first hand view of who my audience is. I love working as an event illustrator!These events allow you to get instant feedback on your work. Because I work in my studio, all day long by my lonesome, it was super nice to receive feedback. Here are some pictures that did not make it to my YouTube video!The girl at the far right was in Spiderman! The first one with Toby Maguire.
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    Creative Nerds

  • Soft watercolor smudges free Photoshop brush set

    TimothyBlake
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A hand crafted Photoshop brush set, created with a soft sponge and watercolour paints. This brush set is perfect to add finishing touches to your digital designs, and can be used in so many different ways. This is a really fun Photoshop brush set, and if your a designer who loves free Photoshop brushes this is a must download. 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…
  • 60 Best Photoshop tutorials from 2014

    TimothyBlake
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Our annual tradition continues where we finish up the year by rounding up the very best Photoshop tutorials from the year. This is always one of my favourite end of year posts. This compilation feature a great mixture of a variety of various Photoshop tutorials from text effects to photo manipulation. If you want to pick up some new Photoshop techniques look no further this is the perfect blog post, in order to learn some new Photoshop tricks. Is there a great Photoshop tutorial missing from post ? please do share in the comments below would be much appreciated. 1. Speedy 1980s text effects…
  • Winter free snowflake seamless vector pattern

    TimothyBlake
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A free winter snowflake seamless vector pattern to be used in your festive design projects. The set comes with a variety different vector file formats to open in almost any vector editor of your choice. The patterns are vector format perfect, for print and web design projects. The comes in three different colors to choose from. I hope you like the pattern set download and enjoy. Preview 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.
  • Shiny Christmas light free vector set

    TimothyBlake
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Our great friends over at freepik have created an amazing design resource exclusive to you our readers on Creative Nerds. This spectacular vector set consists of over 12 different Christmas festive light scalable vectors. This is the perfect resource, which can be used in commercial and personal design projects, and  comes at the perfect time to incorporate into all of your Christmas print and web design projects. Download and enjoy this is one of our personal favourite Christmas design resources ever released on Creative Nerds. License Details The vector set can be used within commercial…
  • Hi-res free Cloud Photoshop brush set

    TimothyBlake
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A really cool realistic cloud photoshop brush. This brush is a great resource, for creating and adding an authentic cloud effect into your designs. The set includes a few different brush strokes to incorporate into your designs. It’s one of our favourite brushes we have created this year, we hope you like and can incorporate into your designs. 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…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Melt designed by Can I Play

    Richard Baird
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Melt is a Australian takeaway and restaurant franchise with a philosophy that looks to honour the 200 year old Napoli history of pizza making and its origins as a fast and nutritious meal by mixing high quality ingredients and recipe authenticity with the speed, price-point and openness that today’s consumers have come to expect. These values are also reflected through an absence of oil, fat or sugar from the pizza dough, displays of fresh ingredients, and throughout a brand identity treatment and interior design created by Can I Play. Can I…
  • Mr Big Stuff designed by Can I Play

    Richard Baird
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Mr Big Stuff is a Melbourne-based Southern American soul food restaurant and cocktail bar with a unique and distinctive interior designed by Technē Architecture and influenced by the music and film culture of the 1970′s and 80’s. The restaurant features an exposed concrete floor, timber and acoustic foam walls, neon signage and utilitarian furniture, as well as interior graphics and a brand identity treatment by design studio Can I Play. Can I Play’s identity, which included logo design, coasters, menus and interior graphics, is founded on the…
  • The Adventurous Blends of William Whistle by Horse

    Richard Baird
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The Adventurous Blends 0f William Whistle is a small tea and coffee merchant crafting exotic flavoured teas, coffees and tisane from the highest quality ingredients sourced from across the world using an approach that is described as bringing together the very best discoveries of the past with the expertise of the present. This philosophy, as well as the merchant’s well-travelled and eccentric English nature, informed the direction of their brand identity, naming strategy and packaging treatment created by multidisciplinary design studio Horse.
  • Korshags designed by Kurppa Hosk

    Richard Baird
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Opinion by Robert Holmkvist. Korshags is a family-owned seafood company located in Falkenberg on the Swedish west coast. Previously named Falkenbergs Lax (Falkenberg’s Salmon), Korshags has grown from a small local company specialising in smoked salmon, into an international player with a variety of products. With this in mind the company commissioned Stockholm-based Kurppa Hosk to establish a new name and brand identitythat would better position them for continued global growth. The studio went on to design packaging concepts and both physical and digital communication options. The old…
  • Ninjaplast designed by Kurppa Hosk

    Richard Baird
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Ninjaplast is a Swedish plastic food wrap product with a unique packaging solution that addresses the difficulties often associated with cutting similar products effectively from a roll. Rather than a serrated card bar, Ninjaplast comes with a built-in and safe to use cutting blade that makes wrapping food a “fumble free” experience. The close relationship between product and packaging is enhanced by, and communicated through, a distinctive visual identity treatment developed by Stockholm-based Kurppa Hosk. Based around a bold monolinear sans-serif, white text…
 
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Thanksgiving Centerpiece”

    Farima Alavi
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option C. Camille Styles upcycled a board as a rustic-themed table runner instead of using a traditional fabric one. Beeswax candles, gourds and wheat sheath place cards keep with the theme while footed urns overflowing with blooms, linen tablecloth, vintage silver and gold-rimmed dishes add sophistication. We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Adrienne is the winner of a $50 Zazzle gift card. Congrats! Happy Thanksgiving, and check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Design Happens!

    Lili Zarghami
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    From our family at Design Happens to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! May you all celebrate with your friends and loved ones close by or close to your heart. We are all thankful for all of you.
  • Want it Wednesday: A Holiday Homecoming

    Trevor Lane
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Now that our fall table is complete and our Thanksgiving menu has been decided, we can finally jump head-first into the Christmas season. I already shared my list of must-do Christmas projects, but now my sights are set on the ornaments and trimmings that bring the holidays to life. Photo credits: Stocking, Stocking Holders, Garland, Wreath, Pillow, Fabric Ornaments, Car Ornament, Cat Ornament, Sign, Tree Skirt My Picks: For 11 months out of the year, my decorating tastes lean toward contemporary, but in December I favor full-fledged eclectic and traditional holiday pieces that remind me of…
  • Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Thanksgiving Centerpiece

    Farima Alavi
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Can you guess which centerpiece belongs on this Thanksgiving tablescape? Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a $50 Zazzle gift card. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win. You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All…
  • The After Thanksgiving Cocktail: Honey-Apple Sipper

    Norman King
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    While most folks will agree that a holiday meal isn’t complete without a serving or two of dessert, I believe a refreshing cocktail should be the finishing touch. Once delicious wedges of pie are all but a distant memory, proceed to your bar cart and shake up a tasty beverage to properly end your feast. This balanced drink is perfect for slow sipping and is not too overwhelming for a stuffed belly handle. Cheers to you! Norm’s Notes: No Shrubs? The Shrub (vinegar-syrup based cocktails) seems to be just as popular amongst today’s cocktail connoisseurs as they were before falling out…
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    Dedece Blog

  • Tropfest Australia 2014 – Finalists

    John Engelen
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    The 16 incredible filmmakers whose short films will premiere live at Tropfest Australia 2014 next month, have now been revealed. The stories told in this year’s line up range from beautiful reflective dramas, to cutting social comedies and feature some interesting characters. The world’s largest short film festival returns to Sydney’s Centennial Park on Sunday December 7 Entries have closed for Tropfest Australia 2014 with over 600 films submitted. Films could be about anything but had to include the annual Tropfest Signature Item (TSI), which for 2014 is “MIRROR” The winning…
  • MADA Students Fashionable Building Art

    John Engelen
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Wood Marsh’s ACCA reinterpreted by Tamara Baksheev and Matthew Li Students from Monash University Art, Design and Architecture have transformed a selection of ten iconic Melbourne buildings into wearable art, including RMIT’s Design Hub by Sean Godsell, ACCA by Wood Marsh and the new Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle and NADAA. Working in collaboration with the architects as well as artist Callum Morton, fashion designer Miriam Borcherdt and architect Cate Hall, the designs dissect the buildings’ language into human scale, exploring the way the tectonics react to human movement.
  • Vola celebrates Sue Carr Q & A @ dedece

    John Engelen
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    The fourth in the series of ” Dedece & Vola Celebrates ” was held at dedece’s Sydney showroom on Mon 22nd Sept, 2014 Previously Dedece together with Vola, had celebrated renowned Australian architects -  (1) Glenn Murcutt, (2) Kerry Hill and (3) Alex Popov. This time around,  Dedece together with Vola, and Artichoke magazine organised an intimate dinner for Sue Carr – to celebrate the career of one of Australia’s most successful and prolific interior designers. Sue was honoured for her significant contribution to the advancement of modernist interior design and…
  • 2014 WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize Winner

    John Engelen
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:40 pm
    World Monuments Fund ( WMF ) has awarded the 2014 World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Prize to the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library in the historic Baltic seaport of Vyborg, Russia. Designed by Alvar Aalto between 1927 and 1933, and completed in 1935,  in what was then the Finnish city of Viipuri, the library reflects the emergence of Aalto’s distinctive combination of organic form and materials with the principles of clear functionalist expression that was to become the hallmark of his architecture. The Viipuri library building, is one of the major examples of…
  • Play Time (1967) by Jacques Tati – A Comedy Film about Modernist Architecture

    John Engelen
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    French actor, director, screenwriter and producer Jacques Tati’s masterful 1967 comedy “ Play Time” is a classic satire on modernist architecture, urbanisation and tourism, a perfectly orchestrated city symphony The title of conductor seems more apt than director, for Tati oversees a veritable symphony of color, motion, and sound with virtuoso precision. Though he made only a handful of feature films – there is a natural progression in Tati’s films from the mocked but adored countryside ( Jour de fête,) , to the stifling dullness of suburbs (  Monsieur Hulot’s…
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    Design42Day Magazine

  • Virtue Dolls by Eggpicnic

    Olivia Chiara Engelmann
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:44 am
    I think we can all name some situations where we didn’t treat our fellows nicely, forgot to act according to our own goals and principles or weren’t brave enough to make certain decisions. Everyday life can be tricky and in a fast moving environment we often forget to reflect on our deeds for a brief moment. A little encouragement to recall our virtues can already make our day more enjoyable. Eggpicnic, a Chilean-Australian design duo based in Sydney, found a simple yet adorable solution.They designed a limited edition of Virtue Dolls for Momiji HQ and The School of Life to remind us of…
  • Kasokudo Bonsai Planter by Adrian Magu

    Olivia Chiara Engelmann
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    Designer Adiran Magu managed to combine his know-how about the automotive industry with his passion for nature and plants into one fantastic piece of design. Sounds strange and contradicting? Once talking a look at the outcome – an innovative fusion of function and form resulting in a contemporary bonsai planter – it all makes sense. Named Kasokudo, the artwork looks like it was floating into the room. Referencing speed forms used in transportation design, gives what usually is a static piece a sense of movement. 3D-printed, modernly interpreted, shiny mountains contrasting the bonsai…
  • Lamborghini Nitro by Giugiaro Design

    Eleonora Sagretti
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Who said a tractor should not look cool? The recent collaboration between Giugiaro Design and Same-Deutz Fahr Group has proved the opposite fact: the Lamborghini Nitro is purely the coolest tool to work on natural fields. It’s not a chance if this jewel has been awarded with Golden Tractor for the Design 2014, and even with the most aspired recognition, the Red Dot Product Design Award 2014. Nitro is a pure celebration of design supremacy through exemplary technique. This is a sophisticated mid-powered tractor that marries technologic avant-garde with a deep design soul marked by elegance…
  • Monstera pots by Tim van de Weerd

    Ljubica Vidacic
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:16 am
    Tim van de Weerd offers a new perspective on you regular plant pots. Insisting on creative product design, the young Dutch designer was all about taking herbs back to their natural habitat. That’s why his Monstera series of plant pots are to be seen as extensions of plants – Literally! The structure consists of glossy white plant container that rests upon elongated thin legs, all straying in different directions. These fragile-looking legs are rather stable – made out of embedded steel and bent by hand, legs offer strong support and, also, a credible portrayal of wild root…
  • Lynx snowmobile from BRP

    Mikael Fernstrom
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    After a good summer we may get a good winter, with lots of snow. Two brothers from Jämtland Country in the middle of Sweden built the first snowmobile in the 1920s It was a Ford model T with skis on the front wheels and caterpillar tracks on the rear wheels. Several models were built but they were heavy and unpractical. Over the following decades experiments and developments in North America and Scandinavia continued and in 1959 Joseph-Armand Bombardier – the founder of the Bombardier company in Canada – invented the concept for the modern snowmobile – a small vehicle…
 
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Geothermic Illustrations by Kai & Sunn

    Ellison
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    These wonderful geometric based illustrations were done by Kai & Sunny, a London based art team.   They will be on display at Jonathan Levine Gallery until the end of September. The post Geothermic Illustrations by Kai & Sunn appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • The Surreal Dreams of Christian Schloe

    Ellison
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    The surreal, dreamy digital art of Christian Schloe…       The post The Surreal Dreams of Christian Schloe appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Horror Paintings by Daniel Maczynski

    Ellison
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Shape Of Things To Come, a 1933 novel by science fiction writer H. G. Wells, predicted future events. Like all Wells books, it was ahead of its time. The Island Of Dr. Moreau, was another Wells novel that was futuristic and sinister in its outlook. It predicted the decay of morals among scientists who have wholly rejected God, leading to the creation of hybrid animals and beasts who, devoid of a sense of ethics, turn on one another. It’s a horrific, bleak, nihilistic view of the future. In a lot of ways, Daniel Maczynski’s paintings are saying that the horror has now arrived, and…
  • How Not To Be Seen, Hito Steyerl

    Will Titterington
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    German multimedia artist, social critic, theorist and all-round intellectual Hito Steyerl is making quite a name for herself in the visual arts. Based in Berlin, a city that has historically been connected to groundbreaking art, she fuses her video art with essays that border on academic dissertations, with themes covered including consumerism, feminism, mass media, and the distribution of images. Also a lecturer, she is very much a contemporary artist for 2014, with one commentator writing that, to know what art in 2014 looks like, you could do much worse than check out Steyerl’s work.
  • The Creation of Kerby Rosanes’ Steampunk Owl

    Ellison
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    Artist, Kerby Rosanes works out of the Philippines and has turned what started as a personal hobby, doodling, into a job as a freelance illustrator. In this set of pictures he gives us the behind the scenes perspective on one of his Steampunk inspires drawings, Time Guardian. The post The Creation of Kerby Rosanes’ Steampunk Owl appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Pin Snoop

  • Nokia Lumia 930 ( RM-1045 ) USB Driver | Free Download

    bestway
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Download Nokia Lumia 930 USB Cable Driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as to Mac OS X for Free with Best Method to download any driver in the world. Nokia Lumia 930 Has many good features like Quad core CPU with Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Chipset and its internal memory is 32 GB with 2 GB Ram and Works with Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan OS. and if you have Nokia Lumia 930 with model code ( RM-1045) and you need to send Files and Multimedia between Your Computer and your Phone or to upgrade your Windows Phone Version, Sure you need to download Windows Phone Connector for mac and…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus ( SM-G901F and 4G+ ) USB Driver | Free Driver Download

    bestway
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    About Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus USB Driver Download USB Driver Cable Driver for Galaxy S5 Plus Samsung SM-G901F, Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ include with fast premium links, this driver allows you to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus to the Computer and sync your contacts, messages, Media and other data from your phone to the PC. Samsung USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus has been tested by Pin Snoop. Main OS Used in Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI and released date is August 2014. Important Notes : – During the installation of The Samsung USB Driver, be sure that you…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 1, 2, 3 and 4 USB Driver | Free Driver Download

    bestway
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Download USB Driver Cable Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 1, Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4 include ( Galaxy Note 4,Galaxy Note Edge ) with fast premium links, this driver make your phone connected to the PC without any need to use kies software. Samsung Galaxy Note Main OS Used in Samsung Galaxy Note is Android ( with different versions depend on Samsung Note Edition ). To get Samsung Galaxy S3 ( GT-I9300 ) USB Driver you need to install SAMSUNG Kies on your PC ( Windows or Mac OS X ) then Connect your Device using USB Cable. After Download This Driver you Can : 1- Backup your Phone’s Data. 2-…
  • Samsung Galaxy S Advance ( GT-I9070 ) USB Driver | Free Driver Download

    bestway
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Download USB Driver Cable Driver for Samsung Galaxy S Advance with Models ( GT-I9070 ), Samsung Galaxy S Advance Comes with Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and this display supports 480 x 800 pixels with size 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density), and have Dual-core Cortex-A9 with 1 GHz CPU Speed and the internal memory have varies sizes 8/16 GB, 2 GB ROM with microSD, up to 64 GB ,also Samsung Galaxy S Advance contains 768 MB RAM with Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy S Advance Main OS Used in Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 is 2.3.6 (ICS) but today you can install…
  • How to Fix alg.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    bestway
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Summary If you seen alg.exee 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. alg.exe What Is alg.exe ? alg.exe is an EXE File Related to by Microsoft, SornSoft, VisioSoft PhotoAlbum or Application Layer Gateway Service. and Known as Application Layer Gateway Service, Crypted Application or YVbUWzof this file located in…
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • A Walk Down Memory Lane: Googles Gobble Appeal

    Hala Ali
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    With Thanksgiving just around the corner the question many brand corporations have is: “Should the corporate logo be altered to appeal to the ‘turkey driven’ audience?” To gobble or not to gobble? The fact is most corporations are quite protective about their logos and altering them to insert ‘holiday’ appeal can become a fiasco in…
  • Dominant Vintage Appeal in Contemporary Design

    Shyrose Vastani
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    As humans we revere the past. Whether it is art, music, culture or science we find grace and beauty in the classics because they represent the history of our own selves. The meticulous detail and stylized forms have been created in a way that is awe aspiring.  Appealing to the vintage in you, graphic designers…
  • 3 Web Design Predictions by a Neurologist

    Shyrose Vastani
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    “Computers need to know how we work, in order to work in the same way” – Joe Leech Have you heard about Joe Leech’s prediction on designing in the future? I was all ears when I heard him talk about computers behaving like human beings (artificial intelligence anyone). I had to dig further to understand…
  • 10 Brand Names changed into funny Dialogues

    Shyrose Vastani
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    If logos could have a conversation what would it sound like? Corny, funny, something better left unsaid? Here we show you what some logos have to say (or what they say in my mind). Many of you will think, the things in my mind are better left untampered with but hey, if you have something…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Small New York School Leads in 3D Printing

    Nancy Langmeyer
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The State University of New York at New Paltz, or SUNY New Paltz, is a small state school about 100 miles north of New York City, and it’s well on its way to becoming a national leader in 3D printing and education. What began as a brainstorming session between a couple of deans on how to interconnect arts and science through 3D printing ...
  • 7 Ways Science is Reengineering Your Turkey Dinner

    Nancy Pardo
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Military-grade turkey jerky. The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, is looking at ways to jazz up MREs. Soldiers on the battlefield could soon be hooked up to sensors that detect nutritional deficiencies and notify a 3D printer to start preparing a customized meal—with the necessary nutrients—back at base camp. The new kind ...
  • Top 5 Smart, Connected Product Strategy Mistakes

    Andres Rosello
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the November cover story of Harvard Business Review, How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition, authors Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, and Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School, examine how the changing nature of products is altering industry structure and the nature of competition. According to the research, smart, connected products are enabling breakthroughs in operational ...
  • Across Borders: Young Engineers Solve Problems and Build Trust

    Maria Doyle
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Taylor Dupre is a senior at Northern Illinois University studying mechanical engineering with an emphasis on sustainable energy. He’s also helping to build a ceramic water filtration systems in Guanajuato, Mexico. Dupre is a member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), a similar idea to Doctors Without Borders, but less widely known. EWB has nearly 300 chapters in the United States made up of 14,700 student ...
  • Less Hype, More Action at the IoT World Forum 2014

    Brant Henne
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    The Internet of Things Conference: World Forum 2014 is rapidly approaching; the two-day event is being held November 25-26 in London. Bringing together IoT thought leaders, the conference promises to deliver some insights and hint at IoT trends in the year to come. A preview of some of the keynote presenters sheds some light on how IoT discussions and decisions ...
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    The Design Range

  • 28 Christmas Present Ideas for Designers

    Alexander Singleton
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s 28 days until Christmas! Are you excited yet!? Yes!? Well chill out – it’s still November for Gods sake. That being said, you do probably want to start thinking about what to buy your creative loved ones this Yuletide, so I’ve put together this list of all the things I personally want this year (you know… in case any of you out there fancy buying me something – ha!) to give you a few ideas. So dip your festive quill – it’s time to start penning that Christmas list. Main Presents So here are my big wants this Christmas, some of these are…
  • Conquering the Morning Wake Up

    Alexander Singleton
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    So anyone who read my article on tips for working from home will know that one of the things I struggle with is getting started, or rather getting up. I’m not a morning guy, I’ve tried it and it ain’t me. On the rare occasion I manage to drag myself to my computer at a reasonable hour I find it almost impossible to get started on a project and when I finally do, I’m sluggish and more than a bit crap. What little I do, I usually end up having to revise and I finish work when I normally would have done anyway. That being said, every now and again you hear the story of an…
  • 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…
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    Kristalia

  • International artists sang in Italian

    Manuel Da Ros
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    We managed to find goodies for the playlist. There was a time, in the 60s, where international artists sang in Italian their famous songs, here are some: Louis Amstrong – Mi va di cantare – Sanremo 1968 Rolling Stones – Con le mie lacrime (As tears go by) Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola – David Bowie The Yardbirds – Questa Volta The Hollies – Non Prego Per Me (1967) L'articolo International artists sang in Italian sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • FridayJazz from Nina Simone to Erykah Badu

    Manuel Da Ros
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    #fridayjazz enjoyed this playlist and have a nice weekend! 1. Brother Jack McDuff and David Newman – Duffin’ 2. Nightmare on Wax – Da Feelin 3. BADBADNOTGOOD -Confessions (ft. Leland Whitty) 4. Don’t Stop The Music – Jamie Cullum 5. Vaya con dios – Nah neh nah 6. Joss Stone – Free Me 7. Leela James – Music 8. Nina Simone – Feeling Good 9. Tania maria – Intimidade 10. Erykah Badu – On & On with Lyrics L'articolo FridayJazz from Nina Simone to Erykah Badu sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • The projects in recent months

    Manuel Da Ros
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    The projects in recent months: Koelnmesse GmbH (D) Rue des Nouvelles Technologies (BE) Apartment Get’mana (UA) Roxx, Dikkelvenne (BE) Pixelmator Team, Vilnius (LT) Hotel La Source, Avenue des Bains (CH) Caterina55, London (UK) L'articolo The projects in recent months sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Fridayjazz from Prince to Aphex Twin

    Manuel Da Ros
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    #fridayjazz the playlist of this friday is dedicated to contemporary artists that ferry us to the weekend. Prince – Clouds Prince Fatty, Nostalgia 77 – Medicine Chest Dub – Prince Fatty Meets Nostalgia 77 FKJ – Higher in Love (feat. Damon Trueitt) Submotion Orchestra – ‘Trust / Lust’ Glass Animals – Hazey ODESZA – White Lies (feat. Jenni Potts) Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix] St. Vincent – Digital Witness kwes – purplehands (Radio Edit) Plaid – Wallet PlaidClark – Riff Through The Fog…
  • 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.
 
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    DesignFaves

  • See the inner workings of the once, most densely populated place on the planet

    Joshua Tyler Bacon
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Most people have never heard of Kowloon City, a large housing structure in Hong Kong that was once known as the most densely populated area on the planet. Demolished in the early ’90s to combat Triad occupation, crime, drugs, and prostitution, many thought the intricacies of the Seussian style buildings were lost forever. Little did people know, measurements and pictures were taken to document the disjointed city. This information came together in a mesmerizing book of illustrations compiled to remember the wild city that once was. The illustrations reveal an astonishing and somewhat…
  • Thanksgiving plates imagine the bizarre eating habits of famous artists

    Joshua Tyler Bacon
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whether you’re picky or porky, we all have a way of filling our plates at Thanksgiving. It’s the power of repetition, I suppose, and we’ve all been working on it since we were tikes, barely able to see over the turkey. So it makes you wonder… “How did Van Gogh fill his plate on Thursday?” Well I didn’t, but San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein did, and went about recreating those turkey feasts through the eyes of some very famous artists. Tackling greats from Warhol to Pollock, Rothstein recreated their meals with an artist’s flair. Although it would have been…
  • Animated video explains why children want to be famous

    Umar Ansari
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Truth is, when we were kids, we didn’t love fame as much as today’s youth – it was all about experience. That is the subject of a beautifully animated video by Dallas Clayton. As an author of children’s books, Dallas is no stranger to teaching children valuable lessons through visual means. This time around, collaborating with BuzzFeed, he has produced a meaningful animated video titled ‘Kid Lessons For Adults: Fame’ that provides valuable insight into just how different a child’s wish to become famous is in comparison with adults. Check it out!
  • 7 inspirational videos of powerful words and dazzling images

    Steph Guinan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    YouTube channel Tragedy & Hope makes inspiration its mission. Using a media platform that often symbolizes a downward spiral of cat videos, this channel amps up the humanity. Using speeches made by many different powerful thinkers, all the videos are moving, but the ones with the words by Alan Watts are profound. The short films were created by combining royalty-free footage and music with archived speeches. Whether you’re needing a pick-me-up or a reminder of what it’s all about, this series of videos will talk about money, passion, relationships, emotions and more. Click here to…
  • Science and art unite in these beautiful animated wing gestures

    Steph Guinan
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    There can be an elegance to science illustrations. Clear and simple illustrated texts have long been inspiration for artists, the scientific community, outdoor enthusiasts and others. As technology evolved, scientific illustrations also evolved. The traditional illustrations now come as animated GIFS. In the graphic below, science illustrator and infographic designer Eleanor Lutz of Tabletop Whale has taken a close look at the wing movements of flying animals. She began with YouTube videos of each animal and then, “marked specific points on the wing throughout one wingbeat, and drew in…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals on Software and Electronic Toys

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I know this post is going out on Thanksgiving day and I hope each and every one of you is enjoying the day with your friends and family. I'm excited to watch my Jayhawks play a basketball game followed by an amazing meal with some great friends. A holiday tradition for many is to follow up Thanksgiving with as much shopping as possible. If you are looking for deals on software or electronic toys, I've put together a list of some of the best deals I've seen. Not only will you get good deals with the links I've provided, I'll get a small commission to help motivate me to continue providing you…
  • Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger With PowerIQ Technology

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Loyal readers know I am a huge fan of wall plates that include USB ports. I like the Belkin wall plate so much that I got a couple more for my house last week. Of course there are times that even two USB ports aren't enough. While the ports on that plate are great, they don't provide the extra juice needed for devices that have a "fast charge" option. So whether you get one for a location in your home where charging takes place or you get one to take on the road, the Anker 40W 5-Port USB Charger (see photo below) is something you should seriously consider. It is currently selling for under…
  • Getting Rid of the X in CorelDRAW PowerClip Frames

    Foster D. Coburn III
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    If my memory is correct, the PowerClip feature arrived somewhere around CorelDRAW 5. That's 5, not X5. So it has been around for around 20 years. As Corel looks at how users take advantage of features, they look for pain points and ways that pain can be removed or at least lessened. One such pain point was frames being left behind after the contents were extracted from a PowerClip. The solution that was implemented (I think it started in CorelDRAW X6) was to display a big X in a frame that contained no contents as you can see in the graphic at right. For me and many other users, this created…
  • My Computer Got An Unexpected Upgrade, A Really Fast One!

    Foster D. Coburn III
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Loyal readers have probably noticed there haven't been any new posts the last few days. There was a good reason, my main computer was dead. So today I'm going to share the story of the dead computer and how I got it going again with a lot more speed. Over the past few months I'd had an intermittent issue where my screen would just go black. The only way to resolve it was to reboot the machine. No, it hadn't "crashed", I just wasn't able to see anything. I tried a few things but I feared the answer was to replace the video card. Since this only happened about once a week, I just put up with…
  • When Business Is Slow, Find An Important Project to Complete

    Foster D. Coburn III
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    A week from now it will be a holiday here in the United States and that means most of us will be with family and friends eating massive quantities of comfort food. Growing up in Kansas, I typically found that Thanksgiving meant cold weather and it wasn't uncommon to have snow. My first Thanksgiving in Arizona was held outdoors which was a great change. Since then I've had the chance to enjoy it on a beach in Maui, in the freezing cold and darkness of Alaska and even among the revelry in Las Vegas. While each experience was different, the idea of being with our family and friends was the same.
 
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  • 10% off Weekend!

    strawberry_admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    To show our appreciation of our lovely customers we are giving you all 10% off everything on our website! That is right –  10% off everything, bedding, curtains, cushions, towels – if it is on the site you can have 10% off it! This voucher code is valid for the full weekend of 28th – 30th November 2014. Simply add the items you wish to buy to your basket and use the code TONYS10 to receive the discount. Happy Shopping!
  • Snuggle up this festive season

    strawberry_admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    Snuggle up this festive season with Tony’s Textile’s very best products to keep the cold out and the warmth and cosiness in. No matter which room you are in, staying warm is a must! Flannelette sheets are always made of cotton and are napped to create a flannel texture. Flannelette sheets are soft and luxurious to the touch and very warm on chilly nights. View our full range here. Blankets are such a simple must-have to snuggle! Keep TV blankets handy in your living room, place them at the end of your bed or even folded up on your dining room chairs. Have your blankets ready to pull out…
  • New in: Diamante Cushion Covers

    strawberry_admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Add a touch of glamour to your home with our sparkly, new cushion covers!
  • Get cosy with flannelette sheets this winter!

    strawberry_admin
    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

    strawberry_admin
    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…
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    France & S­øn

  • Frenchie settles into the seat impression of Hans Wegner's Valet...

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Frenchie settles into the seat impression of Hans Wegner's Valet Chair. The seat is designed with a concave depression for the human butt, but Fenchie is about the same size as the average butt, so he fit perfectly. This interesting mid century accent chair is much more than meets the eye. The seat actually hinges open to reveal a concealed storage area, and the seat back is designed to hang a jacket or shirt on.
  • 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.  http://www.franceandson.com/dsw-chair-walnut-and-chrome-base.html
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    Top Creative Works

  • Macaron-inspired Makastool stool

    skyant
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    Makastool is a stool with lovely shape and color, as its name suggests, this stool is inspired by Macaron, a kind of French cookies. The seat of Makastool looks like a larger version of Macaron cookie, it comes in 6 colors, purple, light blue, lime green and other color. Designed by Italy LI VING design studio. You Might Also LikeTropicália furnitureLime pocketBlow ceiling fan with lightS-tool button stoolNeon stools
  • Calimero-based cap table lamp

    skyant
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Calimero is a cute little black chick in famous France animation, inspired by this, German KaschKasch designed an adjustable cap table lamp named Normann Copenhagen. Normann Copenhagen is made of metal, which is 50 cm height and 28 cm in diameter, weighs 3.6 kg. KaschKasch is founded by Florian Kallus and Sebastian in 2011, they like to express contemporary design ideas with precise lines, simple geometric shapes and thoughtful details. You Might Also LikeCobra TUBE table lamp275 table lampAcrylic animal table lampAnimal Farm table lampAdjustable LED table lamp
  • 275 table lamp

    skyant
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    275 table lamp was designed by Italy based designer Marco Zanuso during 1963-1965, which represents a memory and a symbol that can not be replaced. The lampshade part of this table lamp is hemispherical and made from milk white organic glass. The painted metal base is connected with lampshade via a rotatable curved arm, this structure allows you to control the lighting range freely. Produced by Oluce company. You Might Also LikeCobra TUBE table lampSomething table lampT2 minimalist USB table lampQuercus table lampFollowMe, portable rechargeable table lamp
  • Citysurfer conceptual electric scooter

    skyant
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    BMW MINI launched a conceptual electric scooter named Citysurfer to provide an extra choice for traveling in city streets. Although this is a two-wheeled scooter, but its shape, safety, speed, damping and brake effect are very comprehensive and sophisticated. Based on the combination of pedal-drive and electric drive, its maximum speed is about 25km/h. Independently hydraulic disc brake system and large size pneumatic tires make it easy to pass the bumpy roads. Citysurfer weighs only 18kg and has compact body, users can easily carry it to taking the bus, subway after folded. You Might Also…
  • TZOA wearable environment tracker

    skyant
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    TZOA is a badge shaped wearable environment tracker that can be fixed on clothes, bags or shoes. It can monitor air environment quality data in the city via optical particle counter and then directly show the data on the supporting App to find out the clean area that suitable for outdoor activities for the wearer. Produced by Woke Studio. You Might Also LikeCliMate micro weather stationOpen mind – underground park modelRolling flower potCreative design of outdoor office chairInflatable soufflet pillow
 
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    mameara

  • Stunning Free PSD Website Templates

    mahmoud
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Sometime when the designers create a new website they need a base to start there website design or to use some web element. Today we looking for these websites as a freebies to share with you, we presented a collection of stunning free PSD website templates that you can use in your next website design.
  • 35 of Amazing Bird Logo Designs For Inspiration

    mahmoud
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    We are looking for amazing designs to inspire you, today we are presenting bird logo designs for inspiration, we searched through the internet and collected 35 of amazing bird logo designs for inspiration.
  • 30 Free Fine Wood Textures

    mahmoud
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:48 am
    Must of creative designers are using textures in their design works, today we presented 30 free fine wood textures that can be used in your next web or graphic project,.
  • 102 Incredibly Cool Binder Design Ideas

    Vladimir Gendelman
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Get inspired by some of the coolest binder designs collected from around the globe.
  • Calculators by Kevin Twomey

    crephoto
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:04 am
    Kevin Twomey’s first study of light came from studying theatrical lighting where he learned the ability to control light to set the mood and evoke emotion. He further developed his creative eye studying fine art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, receiving his BFA in photography.
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    Typewolf

  • Ezra's

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Caslon, Euclid Flex
  • The New Wave Company

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Noe Display, Karla
  • Tilda

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Tilda, Poynter Serif
  • Wildcard

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Galaxie Polaris
  • AIGA Eye on Design

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Brown
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    Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com » Free Vector Logo

  • Brooklyn Nets logo vector free

    Dian N
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Brooklyn Nets vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Brooklyn Nets vector in Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) file format The post Brooklyn Nets logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • SKF logo vector

    Dian N
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:22 pm
    About SKF >> Free SKF vector logo in EPS format to download SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB (Swedish: Swedish ball bearing factory AB), later AB SKF, is a Swedish bearing company founded in 1907, supplying bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products and related services globally. The post SKF logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Boston Celtics logo vector free download

    Dian N
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Boston Celtics vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Boston Celtics vector in Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) file format The post Boston Celtics logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • EA Sports logo vector direct download

    Dian N
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:19 pm
    >> Free EA Sports vector logo in EPS format About EA Sports EA Sports is a brand of Electronic Arts that creates and develops sports video games. Formerly a marketing gimmick of Electronic Arts, in which they tried to mimic real-life sports networks by calling themselves “EA Sports Network” (EASN) with pictures or endorsements of […] The post EA Sports logo vector direct download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Hallmark gold crown vector logo

    thNga
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Hallmark gold crown vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Hallmark gold crown current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Hallmark gold crown vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
 
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    HOUSE OF HIPSTERS

  • House of Hipsters Book Club

    kyla
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Thanksgiving Eve Day you guys! Are you all ready to eat like crazy tomorrow or are you still in the hustle and bustle of it all? I’m a little bit of both. In a few of my previous posts, I’ve hinted at starting a book club. Now, I’m the world’s slowest reader which is why in the past I’ve never joined a book club. I felt pressured to meet and chat and talk about the book. The book I maybe started, read 7 chapters and got too busy to finish. Work got in the way. Kids got in the way. Life got in the way. I wanted to join a book club with no obligation. Just a…
  • What’s In My Bag

    kyla
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    I think one of the most fun and interesting posts I see bloggers do is the What’s In My Bag post. Maybe it’s me being nosey and curious, or maybe it’s wanting to know another lady’s favorite lipstick or reading material. I’m not sure. But one thing’s for sure, I carry EVERYTHING in my bag. Since my commute is 3 hours long round trip, my bag is pretty much an extension of my home. I need all the essentials on hand in case any unexpected emergencies arise. It’s filled with everything I might need, but I try to clean it out once a month or it starts to…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #2

    kyla
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party. First and foremost all three of us have to say we are completely amazing by your kindness and support. The sincerest thank you to each one of you who came to our very first linky party last Saturday. At 7:56PM last week, we sat by our computers with bated breathe wondering if anyone would show up. I made The Boy sit next to me and hold my hand. Fingers, toes and eyes all crossed. Laura texted us saying if we had 6 people in 4 days we should consider it a success. Within the first couple minutes you showed up. ALL 203 OF YOU SHOWED UP!
  • Holiday Thrift Store Challenge Blog Hop

    kyla
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    When I got the email from Thoughts From Alice asking if I’d like to participate in the Holiday Thrift Store Challenge, I didn’t have to think twice. Yes! And yes again! Okay, how ’bout yes a third time. I was super jazzed to participate with the list of fabulous bloggers she had put together. And completely honored. But, could I keep up? I mean, I am the (self proclaimed) thrifting queen in my own little world. Well, kinda. I’m the flea market slash antiquing queen in my own little world, but thrift stores are a bit out of my element. I hadn’t been to one in…
  • I MADE YOU A MIXTAPE

    kyla
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In my teen years, if we were friends, you probably received a mixtape from me. I probably spent hours pouring over cassette after cassette trying to find the most perfect song that I thought you might just love. More often then not, it was indie music. Something obscure you’d never heard before, and my hopes were that you’d love a certain band just as much as I did. Growing up in a small rural town in Wisconsin made it difficult to find anything that wasn’t Top 40 or Country. But I lived close enough to Madison, and State Street had great college record stores that fed my…
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    Darren Barnard

  • Designer Table Mimics The Depths Of The Ocean

    Darren Barnard
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:51 am
    You might remember a post i did last month: Furniture or Art – Designer River Like Tables by Greg Klassen. Duffy London has the same “brief”, you might say. But Duffy London takes a different approach and creates an amazing layered glass table. The Abyss table which is create in such a way to mimic the depths of the ocean. This unique table uses multiple layers of stacked glass and wood, completing the table as a three-dimensional representation of a geological map. The images are only digital renderings but we can see that the real piece will be truly amazing. In an…
  • 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…
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    DesignCular

  • 15+ Fresh and Unique Calendar Designs for 2014

    DesignCular Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The word designing these days just refers to designing a website, or designing a T-Shirt. But, did you know, there are more than 100 types of designs available, ranging from brochure designs, calendar designs, etc. Anything can be creative. Anything can be customized. Everything can have a touch of something new to it! The same […] The post 15+ Fresh and Unique Calendar Designs for 2014 appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 5 Best WordPress Captcha Plugins

    DesignCular Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    WordPress is an extraordinary system for publishing with different incredible WordPress plugins created by private developers which add incredible usefulness to the system. Nonetheless, it is prudent to just utilize the most useful WordPress plugins on your website as excess of plugins can slow down the load time of your website. This requires distinguishing the […] The post 5 Best WordPress Captcha Plugins appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 7 Web Design Mistakes You should Avoid

    DesignCular Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Web designing is a procedure of developing, creating and arranging a website. Website stands for your business to the possible customers. A website puts the impact on the guests. On the off chance that your early introduction is great, no one can prevent you from being fruitful. To remain updated on the latest web design […] The post 7 Web Design Mistakes You should Avoid appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 25+ Best Education WordPress Themes

    DesignCular Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:04 am
    This is a very common project that a university is assigned to its students or professors, to be designing a website for their college or something. If you are also someone who got to do this, now, you are wondering how the hell do you design the website, when you don’t know anything about it. […] The post 25+ Best Education WordPress Themes appeared first on DesignCular.
  • Zoutons.Com– Smart Way To Save Money while Shopping Online

    DesignCular Team
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:26 am
    When it comes to shopping, cost is the major concern for every buyer, irrespective of the product. Most of the people prefer to shop for different services or products online, due to cost effective feature. Online shopping stores offer affordable services or products than physical stores. This is the main reason why people prefer to […] The post Zoutons.Com– Smart Way To Save Money while Shopping Online appeared first on DesignCular.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Thanksgiving Recipes from Granite Transformations

    caitlink
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and celebration when families gather around their tables to reconnect and share a bounty of delicious family favorites. Granite Transformations offers you a few traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a modern twist to add something special to your holiday feast. Caramel Apple Pie Laced with homemade caramel sauce, this apple pie makes the perfect finale for an autumn meal. (When preparing sauce, stir only during the first 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, as instructed below.) Ingredients: • 2 rolled-out rounds of pie crust for deep dish pie • 1 egg white…
  • Hosting Thanksgiving This Year? Follow These Easy Steps to Prepare.

    caitlink
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is an honor – but planning it can be a bit overwhelming when you’re trying to juggle your busy schedule. Whether you’re hosting 8 people or 18, this timetable will help you plan ahead to make this the most memorable and stress-free Thanksgiving yet. 1 to 2 weeks before Thanksgiving… • Confirm the number of guests. • Plan your menu, including appetizers and desserts. If your guests are bringing food, select the dishes you’d like them to bring, alert them and write it down. • Order the turkey if you’re planning on serving a fresh turkey (or catered…
  • Top Bathroom Trends for 2015

    caitlink
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    More than 400 designers are in agreement that bathroom renovation trends for 2015 are moving toward a more simplistic, cleaner and contemporary look, according to a style report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Although homeowners and designers aren’t completely dismissing the traditional rustic, cozy charm of today’s bathroom styles, they are favoring cleaner and more modern lines. Here are the hottest bathroom trends for 2015 to keep in mind if you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future: Soaking and free-standing tubs are taking over the traditional…
  • Granite Transformations Infographic: The Road to Renovation

    caitlink
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    So, we may not have been around during the Stone Age, but (surprisingly) the need for some form of countertop spans back to 200,000 BC. “The Road to Kitchen Counter Renovation” has been a journey of kitchen design trends and faux pas, with several innovative design successes and a series of hits and misses along the way. When it comes to kitchen design, avocado-colored appliances and unsightly Formica® countertops may have been all the rage back in the 1960s, but fast-forward into the next century and homeowners are busting through the time warp and embracing the beauty, style and…
  • Housing Market and Homebuilder Confidence is Rising

    caitlink
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index reveals homebuilders are feeling more confident in sales expectations than they have in almost nine years. Builder confidence in the newly built, single family home market rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59, according to the latest Housing Market Index (HMI). This brings the index to its highest point since November of 2005. With a strengthening job market, demand for new homes is steadily trending upward and regaining builder confidence; however, there has been slightly…
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    Blog RSS

  • Best Video App for Marketing: Instagram or Vine?

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    In June of 2013, we wrote about Facebook’s release of a new video function in the popular photo-sharing app Instagram to compete with the rising popularity of video-sharing app Vine. With both video-sharing platforms in popular use for over a year, video content in social media has become a true medium for marketing and branding. But which app is winning? When it comes to connecting with customers, is Vine or Instagram a better tool for brand marketing? Let’s compare: Telling a storyOne of the bigger complaints users have against Vine is the video length. Vine limits you to six-second…
  • Apps For Managing Your Small Business’s Finances

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    As a small business owner, it’s important to stay on top of your business’s finances. Luckily there are plenty of amazing apps on the market to help even the financially inept business owners manage money. From handling invoices and estimating cost, to tracking billings and creating financial reports, there are apps that make tracking business expenses simple and easy­ – and all from the convenience of your smartphone, too. Here are some of our top apps for managing your finances:PayPal (Free)Available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices, the PayPal app is a user-friendly, mobile…
  • Is Your Homepage Driving Away Visitors?

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The back button is the most widely used command on the web, so from the moment a visitor lands on your homepage it needs to be working to help keep visitors on your site. If your website can’t fill users’ needs immediately, they are likely to exit your site without taking the time to look around. However, by avoiding these common mistakes on your homepage, you can create a website that grabs your visitors’ attentions and gives them a reason to stay.Too Busy of a HomepageGraphics can create a visually interesting website, but too much animation or added graphics can make your homepage…
  • Hello World Design Selected For CSS Garden Awards!

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hello World Design is proud to announce that we have been selected for CSS Garden awards for our work on the websites of Portland-based law firm, ICS-law.org, and certification and inspection tag manufacture, Certags. As part of the awards, these two websites were featured front and center on the CSS Garden homepage.Located in Portland, Ore., ICS Law is a non-profit immigration law firm that is dedicated to serving the needs of the Oregon immigrant communities. ICS has more than three decades of experience providing quality, affordable immigration legal services, including anti-human…
  • Blazin’ Hydrographics Rolls Out New Look

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hello World Design is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new logo for Blazin’ Hydrographics. The redesigned Blazin’ Hydrographics logo better represents the company image and their dedication to providing high-quality water-transfer prints. Officially unveiled in August, 2014, the new logo will freshen their web presence, including their website and any future social media channels, as well as marketing material and company business cards. We feel the new logo is an exciting step for the future of the business and hope you enjoy the updated look as much as we do. Feel…
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    Serifs & Sans

  • This Unique Packaging for Kyso is Very Suitable

    Serifs&#38;Sans
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Packaging Design for Kyso by Carlotta Mazzini  
  • Graphic Design for Branding and Print

    Serifs&#38;Sans
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Ob-sessions Graphic Design and Branding by Quim Marin  
  • Creative Thanksgiving Type Made from Food

    Serifs&#38;Sans
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Thanksgiving Food Type by Casey Ligon. From the Designer: Every month, Barkley (the crazy-awesome KCMO ad agency where I work) has a different designer put together the deck for the all-employee staff meeting. The designers always seem to use this opportunity to create fun, explorational content. Since I was asked to design November’s deck, I wanted to see what I could do with food as a medium, so I put together nine images with typography made entirely out of Thanksgiving themed food.  
  • Elegant Branding for Carlotta

    Serifs&#38;Sans
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Elegant Branding for Carlotta by Anagrama  
  • Simple Branding Design for The Workbench

    Serifs&#38;Sans
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The Workbench Branding Design by The Workbench and Ryan Len From the Designers: The Workbench is a creative sweatshop based in Singapore. Naturally curious, we love to experiment and develop interesting works across all disciplines. We are mad about effective, honest, and thoughtful design solutions unified by well crafted ideas and engaging stories.  
 
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Calm, Natural and Open Guest House

    Vania
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This is something that we don’t see very often – elegant and simple, and yet a house with a story – this is a project located above Beverly Hills that not only preserves and enjoys the local nature ( a small forest of coast oak trees grows in the grove of the property) but also esthetically blends in. The two bedroom guest house consist of two contemporary architectural structures – one is a rehabbed old barn that is turned into open space living room that also hosts classical music concerts (the owner is a concert violinist). The other modern construct holds the two bedroom…
  • Antek Lamp by Otoprojekt

    Vania
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Antek lamp is an original product by studio Otoprojekt – design team of two – Eve Sendecka and Michael Tabor. The lamp is made by hand. Natural wood is a very handy material it can be combined with many other materials – concrete, metal, glass. Wood creates a cozy and warm atmosphere and gives a sense of comfort. That’s why Antek lamp is unique. Made of natural maple wood and will be perfect for any interior – kitchen, living room or bedroom. This may be the interior decorated in a classic style, minimalist and modern. Antek lamp will always look attractive.
  • Australian Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects Studio

    Vania
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Row architecture, contemporary design, open plan living spaces, restrained color palate with few colorful elements for richness and the amazing character defining 100 – year – old protected fig tree in the garden. Maybe for some this family home can be described as “yet another example of modern Australian suburban culture and architecture” but the project definitely has its one charm and unique character. The living quarters with their high ceilings, open plan architecture, free shifting levels of inhabitation and sliding glass doors towards the calm gardens, define space as…
  • Compact Size Bathroom Cabinet by Marco Taietta

    Vania
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Tender is the new bathroom cabinet signed Marco Taietta for Makro, compact size, featuring special door that also acts as a handle due to its implication on the side and the projection from the top wire Read the rest of Compact Size Bathroom Cabinet by Marco Taietta originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Rustic Warmth and Modern Simplicity at Lakeview Residence

    Vania
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    The first thing that captures the attention, with this house is the careful and harmonic way in which it interacts with its surrounding environment – the beautiful embrace of the two living trees incorporated at the front porch, or the breathtaking views toward the lake, or the smooth, natural curves of the wooden cladding of the facade – everything fits with the innovative and eco-friendly approach of the architects from Alterstudio Architecture (utilizing efficiently geothermal HVAC systems, reclaimed wood, natural ventilation).  The interior is also a harmonic combination…
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  • Seven signs of a great client

    Tom Nagel
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Many articles have been written about how to spot a bad client, and how to deal with them if you’re already working with one. Unfortunately, it seems that fewer words have been devoted to great clients, which are a big reason why we’re in the design business in the first place (and are able and willing to stay in it). Thinking about the great clients that I’ve had, here are seven things that most of them have in common: They ask good questions, and are interested in the process and in learning from our expertise. It’s not just about the end result. They view design as…
  • Two simple ways to sell design services with ease

    Tom Nagel
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    For years, I would go into sales meetings with nervous apprehension, not knowing what to say in order to convince clients that they should choose my company to design their new website or other marketing materials. My plan was to introduce myself, hand the client a business card and folder with some literature about our company, try to seem like a nice guy, and wait for questions, in the hopes that the client would respond favorably.  I wanted to be seen as an expert, but didn’t know how to make that happen. Fortunately, many clients did hire my company, and as my schedule filled up…
  • 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…
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  • BLISS HEALTH BRANDING

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    27 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Bliss Health is a brand of natural cleansing and detoxifying juices that use only organic ingredients formulated in a custom […] The post BLISS HEALTH BRANDING appeared first on Trouge.
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    26 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
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  • INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION – ARCHITECTURE

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    26 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
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  • TOM REID’S BOOKSTORE

    Trouge
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    Tom Reid’s Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore located in Manchester, United Kingdom. Established in 1984, the company believe strongly in the tradition of reading books. Among all of the contemporary technological treats they want to remind the people about the true power of the paper literature. The bookstore sells all kind of books, the oldest and the modern ones. Tom Reid’s Bookstore identity is created in a vintage, traditional design with a little dose of modernism. The post TOM REID’S BOOKSTORE appeared first on Trouge.
 
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  • Color Wheel History and Explanation

    513scmd
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    COLOR WHEEL EXPLANATION, APPLICATION AND HISTORY Color Wheel Poster by Girts Avotins – Freelance Graphic Designer Please Contact me for purchasing 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,…
  • Important Tips For Real Estate Newspaper Advertising

    other_user
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    Important Tips For Real Estate Newspaper Advertising Are you looking for better conversion rate? I know that it is important to brand ourselves, include a logo, phone number and pictures. I do the same thing for myself; however, a lot of times we do not pay attention to doing the right thing for the properties we put on display. As a professional graphic designer, I have analyzed over 100 real estate listings in Palm Beach Post that captured my eye, and pointed out tips that will make your ad stand out in terms of visual impact, which will in turn increase your conversion among the…
  • Direct Mail Design Resulting In High Conversion Rate

    other_user
    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: http://graf1x.com/freelance-graphic-designer/ 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

    other_user
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    DIRECT MAIL DESIGN Thank you very much for visiting my page, I’m a graphic designer who helps companies and people like you to come up with great advertising materials. Below I have combined 4 important tips in designing successful direct mail piece. 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 with any marketing piece you use, the importance of the direct mail design is critical in creating an unforgettable and strategic piece. As your designer,…
  • Tri-fold and Bi-fold Brochure Design

    other_user
    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…
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  • Color Meanings in Business

    Jacob
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    Is there anyone in the industry that doubts the impact of colors? Irrespective of whether you are involved in marketing, retailing, designing or advertising, there is a basic need of being as informed as possible about various colors and how they communicate instantly. So, in this guide, the focus will be on color meanings in business. Different colors and their meanings in business Red color meaning in business Red gives people the signal to act. However, this color needs to be handled rather judiciously: you do not want the viewer to feel overwhelmed and yet you’d want to command or…
  • Genders and Colors – Why is Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys?

    Jacob
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Walk into any newborn’s room and you can almost always tell the gender of the child based on the colors of its blankets, toys, bedding, walls etc. Genders and Colors go hand in hand and it is common to see parents dressing their male child in blue and female child in pink. However, in a rising and reverse trend, many parents are even known to be frustrated with this unspoken rule. Parents of baby girls say that they often find it difficult to find right mix of clothing for their daughters since markets are almost always flooded with pink and tulle dresses. One such parent, Jo Paoletti had…
  • What Does the Color of Your Logo Mean?

    Jacob
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    Each of us has a personal relationship with colors. Different colors give out different wavelengths and frequencies and when these enter the viewer’s eyes, the neurological pathways trigger different responses in one’s brain. This is the reason why different colors evoke different responses in everyone. When you are using colors in your business especially for the logo, it is important that you design for an International audience and have awareness as to how different cultures and segments view different colors. Your logo color is responsible for conveying the philosophy behind your…
  • How to Oil Paint on Canvas in 10 Easy Steps – Beginner’s Guide

    Jacob
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Oil paints are the preferred artwork materials for many artists. The simple reason for this being that they are timeless and easy to use. Beginners to painting are also likelier to finish and accomplish a given project simply by mixing these beautiful paints having a buttery consistency in the palette cups. In this brief guide, I will ease the process of how to oil paint so that it gives you an enjoyable as well as a successful painting experience. 10 Steps for beginners on how to oil paint Step 1: Gather the materials you need When you have everything you need near you, you will have a…
  • The History of Color by Decade – Popular Colors Over Time

    Jacob
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:38 am
    Most of us take colors for granted; but in reality, their study is a complex phenomenon, one that is influenced by several factors. In this brief guide, we will consider the history of color as well as the most popular colors over time and factors that influenced them. Earliest known history of color Paleolithic artists’ work seen on walls of caves as well as earliest recorded evidence shows the use of stone plates for grinding and mixing powders and naturally occurring earth pigments of iron and manganese. Naturally, colors like Charcoal black and dark brown were highly popular owing to…
 
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  • 27 Color Palettes Inspired by Cats and Dogs

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Our loving furry four legged friends are one of the best joys in our lives. If your furry best friend is the best thing in your life why not get inspired by their beauty color schemes which make up their fluffy coats. Creative color scheme blog, Design Seeds, have made this beautiful palette ideas based on the […] The post 27 Color Palettes Inspired by Cats and Dogs appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 29 Disgusting Vintage Food Advertisements

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Nowadays when we look at Food advertisements, we don’t take a second thought as to whether the foods looks eatable or appetizing . But in the past it was a different story! They had some very weird (and gross!) ideas about what food looked good. Some pretty disgusting vintage food advertising were around then like […] The post 29 Disgusting Vintage Food Advertisements appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 51 Creative and Fun DIY Gifts You’ll Decide to Keep

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    This holiday season why not make someone you love a creative and fun DIY Gift they’ll actually enjoy. During the holidays too many of us opt out for a store bought gift, this leaves you with less money and can be annoying if the person doesn’t like your gift. DIY Gifts show that you have […] The post 51 Creative and Fun DIY Gifts You’ll Decide to Keep appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 24 Free and Creative Ways To Decorate Your Home

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Most of us don’t have enough money to decorate our home in creative and fancy ways. In today’s post we’ll be looking at free and creative ways to decorate your home! These ideas will make your home look like a modern and beautiful with awesome free artwork, diy artwork and fancy prints. All of these ideas […] The post 24 Free and Creative Ways To Decorate Your Home appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 12 Mind Blowing Notebook Doodle Art

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Usually when most of us are bored in a class room we tend to doodle on our notebook. It’s a very common thing to do, but did you know that not all notebook doodle art are the same. Some Notebook doodles showcase high talent and creativity which makes the pencil or pen doodles look that pieces of […] The post 12 Mind Blowing Notebook Doodle Art appeared first on Design Bump.
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