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  • Vanessa Place: A Visual Poem

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    Design Observer
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    An abstract visual poem from Vanessa Place
  • Impressive Hot Foil Stamped Business Cards You Should See

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

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    Pony
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I never though bamboo wrapped around a balcony would look good, but this balcony looks amazing. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Fervent carpet

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    skyant
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Fervent carpet is composed of a tightly spiraled woven, and finally connected with hydraulic mode. It can be connected with radiator, when heated to 60 degrees Celsius, it can kill those harmful mites to bring you a healthy and safe home environment. Designed by Studio Siem-pabon. You Might Also LikeRolling flower potSoda valveMr. Fahrenheit cement candlestickRechargeable eyeshield learning lightTea4two vacuum cup
  • Skull Made of Cocaine

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    17 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Realistic human skull made by Diddo out of compression molded cocaine. Over the years, humans learned to control their environment, but we never learned to control ourselves. Cocaine Skull Also check out: Fruit Skulls and Human Bones Used to Make Art
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  • How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Brand

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

    Anna Guerrero
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    When you think of your favourite book, movie or artwork, it’s the title that springs to mind. To the same effect, titles act like a hook in graphic design. They’re a feature element – so make sure they stand out! Learn how to align titles within your designs to make sure they look great in the limelight. 1Centre align your title Make your title the central focus of your design by aligning it in the centre of your composition. This works well with background images that aren’t too busy. For example, see the clear ocean image above. 2Right align your title Copy space…
  • Canva Launches iPad App to Bring Amazingly Simple Design to Your Fingertips

    Zach Kitschke
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’re very excited to today announce the launch of the Canva app for iPad. The app brings together a simple drag-and-drop design interface with a library of more than one million photographs, graphics and fonts, and it makes creating graphics fast and easy. “Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, allowing any idea to be beautifully presented in print or online,” said Canva CEO Melanie Perkins. “We are excited to extend this experience and now allow people to design at home, in the office or on the go.” “In the past year since our launch we have been overwhelmed…
  • Font Pairing Basics

    Anna Guerrero
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Beginners: think of learning font pairing skills as your express ticket to next-level design. When used creatively, this bombshell skill holds the potential to make your designs look professional, read flawlessly, and capture the essence of your content with impact! To follow on from learning how to use fonts effectively, here we explain how different fonts can be used to complement each other. This skill is relevant to all design types that use text, from Facebook marketing graphics to album covers for artists. These five tips will provide you with the basic skills you’ll need to…
  • How to Create More White Space in Your Designs

    Anna Guerrero
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room – white space isn’t actually white. Don’t be fooled, it’s a common misconception that prevents many people from utilising this awesome design principle! White space can be any area within a design that is free from text, images, or embellishments. Designers love it because it can help create grouping, emphasis and improves legibility. Action these tips to create more white space in your designs. It’s amazing a small adjustment can make a big difference! 1Deliberate white space   Don’t be afraid to leave large areas…
 
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  • Grand tour: Alessandra Facchinetti gives Tod's iconic Gommino driving shoe a new spin for A/W 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    There aren't too many shoes that have the ability to transcend dress codes like Tod's Gommino. For decades this iconic moccasin has comfortably carried men from turf-side polo matches to uptight member's clubs, without even the hint of a raised brow – just as the cosmopolitan women's incarnation crosses effortlessly from the boardroom to Sunday brunch. 'It is the trademark of the brand and part of its craftsmanship heritage,' explains Tod's creative director Alessandra Facchinetti of the distinctive loafer with the trademark sole of 133 rubber pebbles.
  • Casa Migdia: Sau Taller D'Arquitectura designs a 'chameleonic' residence in Spain

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Orientation, flexibility and sustainability were top of the agenda for Girona-based practice Sau Taller d'Arquitectura when designing this brand new family home in Granollers, Spain. ''Migdia' - meaning 'midday' in Catalan - references the southern position of the sun at noon,' explain the architects, who used the way the light comes into the building as a driving force in the townhouse's design. They add, 'The house is similarly oriented towards the south and plays with qualities of light and temperature.' Take an interactive tour of Casa Migdia…
  • Home is where the art is: in Private Choice, a Parisian apartment doubles as a contemporary gallery

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    If you happened to stop by the Private Choice preview cocktail in Paris on Saturday night, you would have had a hard time believing the apartment was actually a giant mise en scène. And the cinematic comparison makes a nifty double entendre; more than a century ago, the family of film maverick George Méliès occupied this building, adjacent to the city's garment district (his father was a successful bootmaker). As a follow-up to last year's impressive staging – like this one, coinciding with the international contemporary art fair Fiac – Private Choice founder and…
  • The Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins scoops the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    The new Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins was crowned the winner of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize at the Royal Institute of British Architects last night. The much-loved Liverpool institution, originally housed in a chapel where it was based since 1964, moved into its brand new home designed by the London-based practice earlier this year. Competition was fierce, with nominations also including the Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo; the London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects; the London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop; the London School of Economics - Saw…
  • Letter from Bordeaux: we chart the new wave of architecture projects shaping the French city

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The busy French port of Bordeaux is in a state of transformation. A place of cultural exchange for more than 2,000 years, the city centre has been listed by UNESCO as 'an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created in the Age of Enlightenment', based on past eras' innovations. When mayor Alain Juppé kick started a - currently ongoing - urban renaissance in 1996, he was aiming to respect this glorious past, but look firmly towards the city's future, bringing innovation back in its heart. Until recently, urban development was mostly limited to the left bank of the…
 
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  • Bat Skeleton Necklace

    Toxel.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Creative necklace made out of silver by talented designer Stephanie Inagaki. Unique bat skeleton necklace for costume parties and fashion photography. Sterling Silver Bat Skeleton Also check out: Barbie Jewelry and Food Inspired Jewelry
  • Bear Toast Maker

    Toxel.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Innovative kitchen tool designed by Japanese company Tokyu Hands allows people to make three-dimensional animals out of bread. Shape pieces of bread into cute bears. Now you can eat 3D toast bears for breakfast and make delicious bear sandwiches for lunch. Easy to Use Bear Sandwiches Bear Toast Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker and Sushi Bazooka
  • Unicorn Dog Mask

    Toxel.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Eye-catching mask created by talented Japanese designer Hiroko Fukatsu will transform any dog into a beautiful unicorn. Unicorn Dog Mask - creative Halloween costume for your favorite pet. Also check out: AT-AT Dog Costume and Cat Battle Armor
  • Werewolf Fur Wrap

    Toxel.com
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Beautiful shoulder wrap designed by Grandin Road is made out of realistic looking werewolf fur. Wear it as a stylish costume for Halloween parties and special occasions. Fierce faux fur werewolf wrap with four paws, felt claws, plush tail, and green-eyed resin face. Werewolf Wrap Also check out: Full Body Sweater and Chest Hair Coat
  • Skull Made of Cocaine

    Toxel.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Realistic human skull made by Diddo out of compression molded cocaine. Over the years, humans learned to control their environment, but we never learned to control ourselves. Cocaine Skull Also check out: Fruit Skulls and Human Bones Used to Make Art
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    Yanko Design

  • Pocket 3D Printing

    Troy Turner
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    The Lumipocket DLP 3d Printer is ultra-compact without sacrificing high quality. With a printing area of 10cm diameter and 10cm tall, its footprint is one of the smallest. With its integrated top projection system, light curing resin is made easier than ever by eliminating the need to replace the printing vat or anti-stick coating often. See it in action after the jump! Technology: Stereolithography (DLP) Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 28 cm Build Volume: 100 x 100 x 100 mm Layer Curing Time: 3000ms-8000ms Resolution X, Y axis: 50/100 microns Resolution Z: 50/100 microns Electronics: Arduino Micro…
  • Display and Charge Like Never Before

    Troy Turner
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Queel & Company’s not-so-utilitarian Spool Dock blurs the line between modern home decor and electronic accessory. Crafted in the USA from sustainable North American white oak, merino felt wool and a weighted metal base, this stylish charging dock is as sophisticated as it is warm and natural. Better yet, it also doubles as a convenient cable organizer that allows users to swivel docked devices with the touch of a finger! Get it here. Designer: Quell & Company Spool Dock from Quell&Co. from Quell&Co. on Vimeo. - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts…
  • Hip, Fast and Foldable

    Troy Turner
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    The VELLO series ushers in a new era of urban mobility in the form of high-performance folding bikes. In 3 distinct versions (Rocky, Speedster, and Urbano), they include some of the best features of a city, racing and folding bike while introducing new functions like integrated lights, folding fenders, and magnet release/suspension to cope with the demand of the urban lifestyle. With one easy kick (no hands needed), it folds in one second to swiftly transition between riding and carrying. See it in action –> Designer: VELLO Bike - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful…
  • 3D Printed Gold Plated Jewelry

    Long Tran
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Mocci provides 3D printed jewelry but takes it a step further by gold plating the end result. Let me clarify. The 3D print is actually used to create the molds that inform the master. Once you’ve got the master, you can pretty much replicate it and do anything you want with it. 3D printing enables the designer to quickly alter and customize the design. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign and their first collection celebrates geometry and the year of the horse! Hit the jump! Designer: Mocci, Kickstarter page - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts…
  • Wearable Mental Health

    Troy Turner
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Olive is a twist on the fitness band that measures stress-related biometrics in real time to more effectively manage stress. It tracks changes in heart rate, reactions on the skin surface, skin temperature as well as analyzes habits such as sleep, physical activity, light exposure & even communicates with your smartphone to take into account your calendar & schedule. This info is meticulously stitched together to paint a more complete picture of the user’s lifestyle & create an actionable plan to balance stress. Vid after the jump! Designer: Hardy Simes Olive Indiegogo…
 
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    Design Mom

  • Four Picture Books You’ll Love

    Design Mom
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. Last month I wrote a post about four picture books we’ve added to our library, and this month I thought it would be fun to share another four. As you may remember, I’m trying to write less posts this year, but keep them packed with content, so sharing 4 books once each month, instead of one small book post each week could be a great solution! 1)  First up, The Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey. Written by Sophie Strady, with illustration by Jean-Francois Martin. Such a cool book! And totally unusual. There’s a storyline you…
  • Living With Kids: Revisiting Haeley Giambalvo

    Design Mom
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    By Gabrielle. Photos by Candice Stringham for hayneedle.com and Design Improvised. You might remember the cute Chicago condo I featured a while back, owned by Haeley and her husband, and adored by their two little girls. She mentioned in her interview that she was moving to San Antonio, and the loveliest thing happened: a few readers reached out to lend their advice, support, and eventual friendship! If ever I needed a burst of positivity to remind me of how lucky I am to be a part of such a nurturing community, this would be it. So it’s with a huge smile that I welcome back Haeley in…
  • Host an Etsy Trunk Show!

    Design Mom
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    By Gabrielle. This post is brought to you by Small Business Saturday® and Etsy.  Small Business Saturday is coming up next month — on November 29th. I try to announce it every year. As a small business owner myself, I feel supportive of my peers, but I also care about the day because small business has consistently been part of my family life — my parents, and especially my father, always had a small business going on to supplement his teaching income. And the small business gene is something my siblings and I seem to have inherited. Among my brothers and sisters, I think we have…
  • Report from France

    Design Mom
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    By Gabrielle. Images from Olive’s Instagram. Video by Ralph. As promised, here is a little report about Olive and Ralph and their experience in France this semester. Olive has been in France since September 1st. She’s young (she turned 13 the week before she moved), and we knew this might not work for her, so we were prepared to fly her back home if she wasn’t thriving. But so far, she seems to LOVE it. She’s staying with our dear friend, Caroline, and Olive says she’s amazed how fast dinner clean up goes with fewer people in the house. Hah! I love that…
  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. Hello, Friends! How was your week? Mine was good! On Monday night, Ben Blair and I went to dinner with Brad and Kristi Montague, the couple that writes and produces the fantastic Kid President videos. The dinner totally pumped me up! Such a talented, sincere, hardworking couple. I’ve been thinking about the evening ever since. The second happy thing: The weather has finally cooled down here a bit! It’s hovering around 70 — I realize that’s still totally mild, but it feels closer to fall than it did last week. : ) And speaking of fall, we are…
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    99U

  • Are You Inspired or a Copycat?

    Tanner Christensen
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    User designed by Wilson Joseph from the Noun Project It’s important to be aware of inspiration that simply influences us versus inspiration that turns us into a copycat. Knowing the difference can help turn us into the type of creative worker we strive to be. As Evernote designer Joshua Taylor explains in this interview over at the InVision blog: Researching and seeing what others are doing is important. I try not to do that too much though because I think there’s a subconscious tendency to copy as soon as you start looking at everyone else’s stuff. My advice is that if…
  • Why Your Business Idea Isn’t Taking Off

    behanceteam
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Designed by Laurent Canivet for the Noun Project. Your business idea (be it for a design studio, an app, or consulting practice) has yet to become a success and you can’t figure out why. In an interview over at Entrepreneur with Scott D. Anthony, author of The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas Into the Market, the strategy and innovation consultant discusses the most common reasons why your business idea is stagnant: One extreme is something called “paralysis by analysis,” where the business exists only in someone’s head. They’re trying to make the…
  • Want to Host Your Own 99U Event?

    behanceteam
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over the years, we’ve received numerous requests from avid fans around the globe who want to host a 99U event in their city. To meet this demand, we will be launching a new 99U events series for 2015: The 99U Pop-Up Schools. (For those of you familiar with our pop-up school in NYC from 2013, this will be a leaner, global reinvention of that event.) The Pop-Up Schools will be a series of 25 small events, free and open to the public, held all over the world during one week in the summer of 2015—and they will be curated and produced by 25 amazing makers, doers, and idea-execution lovers…
  • How to Deal (or Not Deal) with Phone Calls

    Hamza Khan
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    No Phone by Scott Lewis from The Noun Project Do you get pissed off whenever someone asks you to setup a “quick call” to chat? Gary Vaynerchuk bets that you do: We have gotten to a place where everything happens on our time. You watch the TV show when you want to watch it, not because it airs on Wednesday at 8 (7 central). You text because you can respond to that person on your time. In a thoughtful tirade against phone calls, Dharmesh Shah, founder of HubSpot, left some important takeaways for how to deal with phone calls (and by extension, meetings), including: To avoid…
  • Learn the Rules & Then Break Them

    Stephanie Kaptein
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Scott Dadich’s spread for an article on Ridley Scott in Wired Magazine. Editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine Scott Dadich says it’s time to start getting it wrong. In the field of technology design, we have figured out how to do it right. We have beautiful, sleek devices that are an ease to use – and it’s getting boring: …once a certain maturity has been reached, someone comes along who decides to take a different route. Instead of trying to create an ever more polished and perfect artifact, this rebel actively seeks out imperfection—sticking a pole in the middle…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • 575 albums, 21.1 days, 68.62 GB

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
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  • The Vandalos

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    "The Vandals", this motley crew of customs features a wide array of platforms... Dunny, Munny, Trikky, MAD*L, Xico and Dude.
  • Mothership

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In collaboration with friends from FutureDeluxe, I had a chance to design, direct and animate the first of five diverse films to launch their new brand. Together with we created this fun, futuristic and color fueled animation short titled - Mothership.
  • The Birds

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ornithology. Colour pencil on canson. - We designed the lookbook for the AMI collection.
  • Aston Martin 'Legends' Book

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A book to celebrate 100 years of Aston Martin through the ages capturing the very should of each of their models over the years from the very first Bamford Martin early car to the latest DBS and One77 models from Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace of AmbientLife
 
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    WebUrbanist

  • 35 Years in 60 Seconds: Evolution of Modern Computer Desks

    Urbanist
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] Almost everything we once kept at our desks is now packed into our personal computers, but rarely is this phenomena so brilliantly illustrated as in the beautiful video below. This decades-long transition from the tangible to the digital is shown by the Harvard Innovation Lab as a migration of individual physical items into their corresponding virtual equivalents, desktop icons replacing their counterparts one by one, “demonstrating the steep shift from cork boards and fax machines to pinterest and PDFs.” Lest you think…
  • Adapting Aging Architecture: Modern Plug-Ins for Beijing

    Steph
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Cold, dilapidated and lacking modern amenities like bathrooms, Beijing’s historic architecture in the Hutong districts becomes livable again with sleek modern plug-ins that make them more comfortable without significant alteration. People’s Architecture Office created a modular system called the Courtyard House Plugin that acts as a temporary solution to make the spaces more desirable, minus the trouble of renovation. These aging structures are typically built around small courtyards, and after centuries of habitation, have…
  • Amphibious Architecture: 12 Flood-Proof Home Designs

    Steph
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Instead of trying to beat back rising water levels, these innovative structures work with them, adapting from land-based to floating houses with the ease of an amphibian. From a DIY foam-based flotation system on a modest home in Louisiana to high-tech, self-sustaining disaster pods, these buildings are ready for whatever Mother Nature might throw their way – even 10-foot floodwaters. The UK’s First Amphibious House Located on the Thames River, the UK’s first amphibious house is nearing completion. Baca Architects…
  • 3D-Printed Columns Use Ancient Technique Against Earthquakes

    Urbanist
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Bringing together cutting-edge technologies and an ancient approach to resisting earthquake damage, the so-called Quake Column marries tradition and high-tech to create a bold new structural solution needing no mortar nor rebar to reinforce it. Incan masons historically interlocked complex three-dimensional stone shapes in order to allow movement during earthquakes while preventing buildings from becoming structurally compromised in the process. The puzzle-like interlinking of the constituent parts helps structures resist…
  • Lost Soles: 10 Abandoned & De-Feeted Shoe Repair Stores

    Steve
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Abandoned shoe repair stores, once ubiquitous elements of the urban tapestry, epitomize small Mom & Pop stores that “progress” has kicked to the curb. Here’s one shoe repair store that won’t play in Peoria, even at the bargain rate of eight cents. Not that shoe repair ever was an expensive chore, this shop had to be abandoned a LONG time when Flickr user Smitty-Snaps chanced upon it on January 23rd of 2009. A little over two years after Smitty-Snaps snapped the abandoned 8 Cents Shoe Repair (if that actually was…
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    Dornob

  • Transforming Table is Like a Giant Block of Jenga Pieces

    Delana
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The more purposes a single piece of furniture can serve in a home, the more indispensable it becomes in a household. By that logic, the PixelTable from Studio Intussen is the one piece of furniture that no house should be without. Just like the name implies, the PixelTable is made up of lots of small pieces: long rectangular blocks. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 8-Way Transforming Table is Poetic Geometry in Motion Transforming Swarm Table Inspired by Movement in Nature 3 Functions, 2 Pieces, 1 Super Transforming Furniture Hero 3D Pixel…
  • Cast Concrete Home Blends Slick Modern + Rough Traditional

    Delana
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This neighborhood in Nanjing, China is full of beautifully weathered old stone homes, but one grey structure stands out from the rest. The Concrete Slit House from AZL Architects is a visually stunning piece of architecture: a bit of ultra-modern cast concrete in the middle of traditional masonry homes. The structure was cast using five centimeter wood planks that give its exterior a deceptive woodgrain appearance. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Concrete Home Shows Design is in the (Absence of) Details Cast Concrete Art House Turns Space &…
  • Roll With it: Stylish Laser Cut Wood and Leather Handbag

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Dubbed a "technical bag" by its designers, Plaat is an elegant bag constructed of laser cut wood and lined in leather. The cut wood is flexible and easily rolls up into a stylish carryall. Plaat was created by design duo Qoowl, consisting of Quinten Peuling and Wisse Trooster, and in cooperation with menswear designer Dewi Bekker. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Cinnamon Roll House Wraps Steel Plane in a Wood Frame Knit Leather & Wood Contemporary Lounge Chair Design Leather Furniture Collection Upcycled from Used Suitcases Vintage Leather…
  • Waste Not: Trash Marble Turned Into 6 Beautiful Home Objects

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Any type of manufacturing results in waste - sometimes shocking amounts of it. When designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti decided to see what they could make from "waste" marble tiles, they came up with some exceptional objects. The 40cm X 40cm square tiles of Carrara marble were discarded but still usable. Using a water jet cutter, the design duo cut the squares into shapes that fit together easily to form elegant objects. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Real Decommissioned Weapons Turned Into Home Objects From Waste to Wonderful: Lovely…
  • Twin Volume Home Surrounds Connecting Glass Enclosure

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As you walk along a steep, narrow street in a quiet area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, away from the train station and toward the sea, a peculiar and lovely home comes into view. It is the Home in Gokurakuji, designed by architect Naoya Kawabe. The home was built in an area where the road appears to be cut into the hillside. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
 
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    Six Revisions

  • Freebie: Touch Gesture Icons

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

    Jacob Gube
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The CSS box-shadow property can be used to give block elements a drop shadow or an inner shadow. Let’s take a close look at this CSS property. Examples Below are three different examples of applying the CSS box-shadow property on a div. Example 1: Simple Drop Shadow Here’s how you could give a div a subtle gray drop shadow. box-shadow: 0 0 10px gray; Example 2: Inner Shadow An inner shadow can be rendered using the inset property value. box-shadow: inset 0 0 10px; Example 3: Offset Drop Shadow In this example, the box shadow is cast with a bias towards the bottom-right side of the…
  • Installing Node.js on Windows

    Jacob Gube
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Many powerful open source projects have Node.js as a dependency, so often times you’ll need to set it up on your web server. But what if you wanted to develop and test your Node-dependent projects in your Windows PC before putting it up on the server? Setting up Node.js locally is quite simple. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the following: Installing Node.js on Windows Running a Node app in your browser Installing Node packaged modules via npm Uninstalling Node from Windows A note on nomenclature: The official name of the project is Node.js or node.js, and many people…
  • Free UI Kit: Icarus

    Jacob Gube
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Icarus is a clean and beautifully simple user interface (UI) kit for web and mobile apps. This UI kit comes to you as a Photoshop PSD file. The Icarus UI kit was designed by Matt Skiles (from DVQ) and commissioned by the team over at Print Express for exclusive publication here on Six Revisions. Other UI kits designed by Matt Skiles are Dijon and Jefferson. Preview Terms of Use You can use this freebie as part of your commercial projects. Examples: Web designs, visuals for ebooks, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, web/mobile app UIs, etc. Attribution is not required (but appreciated).
  • Free Responsive Content Sliders

    Jacob Gube
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Showing off your content in a slider/slideshow can be a wonderfully engaging experience for your users. Where it shines best as a solid UI design pattern is in cases where you want to present a series of content while preserving the continuity of the viewing experience. Your users can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Creating a content slider from scratch is fairly straightforward if you’ve got good experience in HTML, CSS and JS. But, regardless of your skills, you may still want to use a pre-built solution to speed up the implementation on a website. When it comes to…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • The Public Radio by Centerline Engineering

    Katie
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    There’s not much time left to back this project (eek!), but it’s better to post it now than never. For radio monogamists, The Public Radio by Centerline Engineering is the perfect pairing. It’s a single station FM radio in a Mason jar, pre tuned to your favorite station. There’s only an on/off/volume button, an antenna, and the radio, all housed in/on a Mason jar. No complications, no tuning, just the one station you tune into most. Back the project on Kickstarter, $16.00 for high resolution download or $48.00 for fully assembled radio.
  • EM77 Vacuum Jug

    Katie
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Lukewarm coffee is just not acceptable, and this EM77 Vacuum Jug will ensure hot coffee stays hot. When tipped, the rocker stopper automatically opens to let coffee flow out- this limits the amount air entering the jug, thus preventing your coffee from cooling prematurely. You can use the EM77 Vacuum Jug to keep beverages cold as well, so don’t put it in the back of the cupboard when spring comes around. Designed by Eric Magnussen for Stelton Dimensions: 11.8″ H x 4.1″ Dia. Materials: stainless steel with metal coating, glass filler Year: 2013 Made in: China Available from…
  • NeighBirds Birdhouse

    Katie
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    There’s never a bad time to put up a birdhouse, especially if that birdhouse is modular. A modular birdhouse? Yep, thanks to the hexagonal log shape of the NeighBirds Birdhouse, it can be paired with other units as your avian neighborhood grows. The soft polyester strap won’t damage your tree and stretches to accommodate more houses. Handmade from untreated pinewood and created by Andreu Carulla. Materials: Pine wood, Polyester Dimensions: 4.7″ x 5.4″ x 7.8″ or 120mm x 138mm x 200mm Available from Gessato, $49.00.
  • Blu Dot Sale

    Katie
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    You know that Blu Dot is having their big sale, right? You can get 20% off all designs until November 9, so it’s worth checking out if you’re in need of a few furniture pieces that don’t cost an arm and a leg (and looks good too). A few quick links to some favorites below. Copper Real Good Chair, $299.00 $239.20 Bank Mink Velvet 96″ Sofa, $2,499.00 $1,999.20 Stash Desk, $399.00 $319.20 Nook Queen Bed, $1,499.00 $1,199.20 Scamp Large Table, $349.00 $279.20 Hot Mesh Chair, $129.00 $103.20 Strut S-Large Table, $1,399.00 $1,119.20 Sale lasts until November 9, 2014.
  • Tilt Cutting Boards

    Katie
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    As we’re all well aware, there are many excellent cutting boards for us to choose from, and now we can add one more to the ever growing pile. Danish designer Tobias Tøstesen has created the Tilt Cutting Board for Menu, and it has an angled side to let it lean steadily against a wall for storage. Its asymmetry adds further to its aesthetic; rounded and straight lines set it apart from the usual (now boring?) rectangle. Oil-treated solid oak, with a choice of 3 useful sizes.
 
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  • TravisMathew Glass Ping Pong Table

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    You may have seen some nice ping pong tables before, but you've never seen one like this. The TravisMathew Glass Ping Pong Table is what it says on the tin,...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Hendo Hoverboard

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It may have taken 20 years, but a legit hoverboard looks like it's finally here. The Hendo Hoverboard isn't another hoax, it's an actual hoverboard, complete with 4 hover engine...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Bowers & Wilkins T7 Speaker

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Portable Bluetooth speakers are more than plentiful these days, but many put more emphasis on looks than they do on sound. The Bowers & Wilkins T7 Speaker sacrifices neither, in...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Shortcut

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    In a jam and don't have time to go get your hair cut? Have the barber come to you with Shortcut. This handy app connects you directly to a stylist...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Stone Enjoy After Beer

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    For the past year, Stone Brewing has made fresh beer a priority with their Enjoy By series of IPAs. Now, they are turning the tables with Stone Enjoy After 10/31/15...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    Outblush

  • Don't Quit Your Daydream Pillow

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Especially if it means you can play hooky for the morning and head into work late after spending a hour or two lounging in bed with a cup of coffee...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Gummi Bear Stud Earrings

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We don't get it. Other adults are always talking about candy and cakes being "much too sweet" for their tastes... say what? More for us, then, and we'll proudly show...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Mine Jean Clutch

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    It's alllll yours, so make sure your friends know that it's one closet item they're not allowed to borrow. In fact, you best keep the Mine Jean Clutch ($1,295) from...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • I'm Not Tired T-Shirt

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Every parents' reply to the infamous toddler declaration is some variation of, "We know! Go to bed anyway... NOW!" Ain't no way junior is going to budge in on the...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Atelier Flatware

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Still using that extra set of flatware your mom gave you when you first moved out? It's certainly done its job, but now that you're a grown-up, you should consider...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    Design*Sponge

  • 10 Things I’ve Learned About Life from Blogging

    Grace Bonney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t know if it’s the impending cold weather or some changes that are about to happen in my personal life (more on that soon), but I’ve found myself reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned over the past few years. The blogging generation often gets a bad rap for being too focused on trends and topics that lack substance and depth, but I’ve found that the moments I’ve spent with my online colleagues over the past year have proved to be some of the most meaningful and real. Learning about real life from the Internet can be an odd thing (it often feels like…
  • Biz Ladies: How to Work With Influencers to Boost Holiday Sales

    Stephanie
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As much as we may deny it, it seems as though the holiday season kicks into full gear even before the first leaves fall from the trees. For those in the retail industry, this is a time of year that can bring on major sales and business success, along with a little added stress. Mei Pak is all too familiar with the holiday rush as she coaches other creatives and blogs about small business marketing at The Pragmatic Designer. She is launching her e-course, In The Limelight, on how to be featured by popular blogs to get more traffic and make more money this holiday season, and today she is…
  • Greek Islands City Guide

    Stephanie
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hopping around the gorgeous Mediterranean islands of Greece doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. So if you’re thinking of taking a cruise of your own, you are going to want to check out interior designer Sophie Carr’s amazing guide to shopping, dining and lodging around these historic island locations. Her insider tips are great for getting the detailed scoop- I just hope we can all join her on her next trip -Stephanie Read the full guide after the jump… (more…)
  • A Day In The Life of Lela Rose

    Grace Bonney
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I always feel a special kinship to anyone that was raised in the south. Whether or not I know them, I always imagine we’d be good friends – or at least get along – at some point. In my dream world some of those amazing southern women I’d love to meet, and then become best best friends with, are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and fashion designer Lela Rose. Lela is someone whose name seems to pop up a lot in my life. Not because I’m lucky enough to know her, but because we’re frequently referencing her style and latest collections as examples of things…
  • Touring Musicians Build a Beautiful Home Base in Kingston

    Grace Bonney
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whenever we have the chance to combine two of my favorite things, music and design, I get incredibly excited. For the past year, Max has been telling us about his friends and fellow Kingston locals, Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice. They’re both members of the band Bishop Allen, whose albums have been on heavy rotation in my home ever since Max first mentioned them to us. The same upbeat, melodic energy that fills their songs is also present in the beautiful Kingston home Darbie and Justin share with their pets: Steve and Julian (cats), Little Admiral (aka Budge, the bird), and their…
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • Examples of Websites Created With the Royal Theme

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

    Jake Rocheleau
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Advertise here with BSAPresentation is a big part of the artistic process and this is especially true of freelance work. Mockups have become much more common to showcase what a project will look like once it’s running on a device. These mockups are just photos with a layer mask to superimpose a completed interface onto a smartphone or computer screen.A few years ago this would have required purchasing stock photography or taking your own photos. Thankfully some wonderful designers have released their own device mockups free of charge. Each set in this gallery is dedicated to a certain…
  • 38 Absolute Best Tutorials for Learning Icon Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Advertise here with BSASimple glyphs and icons communicate a graphical representation for interfaces, branding, and content. Icon design ranges from simple line icons to detailed works of artistic beauty. Every designer has to start somewhere and nobody claims the process will be easy – but it is very rewarding.This gallery focuses on 38 icon design tutorials geared towards beginners or intermediate designers. Each walkthrough focuses on the overall process from a blank page to completed design. Granted there are many different ways, like highways and byways and imaginary triways, to…
  • Need Tools To Create An App? Check Out These Prototyping and Building Ones

    iulian
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Advertise here with BSA Wireframing for websites, web apps, and mobile apps that you make is as vital as laying the foundations of a tall building before moving on to its walls and roof. Web designers and web developers really need to pay attention during this stage, and perfect the user experience of your app/website with thorough prototype testing tools. I put together a list of cutting edge resources for prototyping and app creation in general, that might come in handy.  ApperIGenApps Inc. released a stellar app building platform, Apper, which ranks highest in my personal…
 
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Beatriz Milhazes

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

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — A record turnout on a picture-perfect fall morning yesterday to help celebrate the club’s twelfth year in Chinatown.
  • Suprême Bon Ton

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Wonderful digital printing on 100% silk scarves from the studio of Ella Perdereau. Suprême Bon Ton.
  • The Arkitip Chronicles Present: American Sadhu Pt. 3

    Arkitip, Inc.
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    We are proud to premier the third part of Drew Bachrach’s video American Sadhu. The American Sadhu series is a collaboration between filmmaker Drew Bachrach and actor/clothing designer Tracy Powell. In each episode Tracy’s “Traveler” character explores remote and unknown holy locations around Los Angeles. This wandering mystic’s adventures and rituals are a riff of new age pseudo-spiritualism and postmodern folklore. Visit entry to view embedded video. Drew Bachrach is a Detroit bred artist/filmmaker currently living and working in Culver City, CA. During the week Drew produces…
  • La Coupe Des Coupes

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — A quick look back at the club’s first annual trip to Montreal to help our friends at The Ringleaders FC celebrate the release of their collaboration with VANS and take to the pitch for a friendly tournament at Kent Parc.
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    Core77

  • Design Week Portland Recap: Highlights, Lowlights and Dorky Delights

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    With three years under its belt, Design Week Portland is starting to take on a clear character. With a central theme as broad (bordering on meaningless) as 'design,' it's natural that every city and organizing body will produce a distinct festival. So far Portland Design Week closely reflects the current trends in the city's industries and culture. The prevailing emphasis is on graphic design, traditional crafts, storytelling and skill-sharing. Fittingly, some of the clearest examples took place at the new Design Week HQ. The physical HQ, located in the heart of downtown under a series of…
  • Watch the Living Room Evolve Over 100 Years

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sure, it's an advertisement, but if we're going to have goods hawked at us, this is how we'd prefer it be done. To promote their color-shifting Hue LED bulbs, Philips put together this entertaining, too-short video showing how living rooms have evolved, starting in the Boardwalk Empire days and running up until today. While we're presumably meant to focus on the lighting fixtures, the thorough set-dressing will capture your attention: To be nitpicky, I'd like to have seen a little more Mid-Century Modern, and was it just me or did they seem to skip both the '70s and the '90s…
  • Tonight at Curiosity Club: Niko Courtelis presents 'Stamps Ate My Brain'

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Tonight at Hand-Eye Supply's Curiosity Club we get tiny, tacky and passionate as we hear Niko Courtelis present the talk "Stamps Ate My Brain." 6pm Pacific at the new Hand-Eye Supply location, or streaming online on the CC page. "Stamps are tiny pieces of eye candy with great stories. Mine is a cautionary tale of a casual pursuit that's become a passionate obsession. The discussion will range from childhood stamp collecting and graphic excellence, to correspondence and mail art, and the absurdity of collecting turn of the century perforating machines. I'll be sharing some very unusual, artful…
  • Inventables Launches 3D Carving Machine on Kickstarter, Reaches Funding Target in Minutes!

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    These are exciting times for those looking to get into digital fabrication, as the technology really is starting to trickle down. With MakerBot the go-to for desktop 3D printing and ShopBot cornering the shop-based prototyping and production market, Inventables reckons there's room for something in-between: A machine it's calling Carvey, designed by Scott Wilson and MNML. Billed as a "3D carving machine," what Carvey has in common with MakerBot's Replicator line is the fully-enclosed, desktop form factor; these are machines that could be placed in the office portion of a design firm, as…
  • Łódź Design Festival 2014: 'Algaemy' Blonde & Bieber

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A key event of the Łódź Design Festival is the international design competition Make Me! showcasing work of up-and-coming talent from Poland, Europe and the rest of the world. Winner of the spoils this year was Berlin-based studio Blond and Bieber for their 'Algaemy' project (also awarded as a notably student speculative design entry to Core77 Award) using the properties of colorful algae to produce dyes for textile-making. Noting the huge recent scientific interest in the plants, the designers were inspired to explore the creative potential of algae. They created the…
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    Presentation Zen

  • 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…
  • A Story of courage: Hiro Fujita on ending ALS (TEDxTokyo)

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

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

    decor8
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    I found lots of fun family homes recently in the photography portfolio of Hans Mossel and couldn’t resist sharing some because they represent how lots of us really want to live – a bit cluttered, personal, a little messy, creative and unapologetic. Polished-perfect spaces in all of their gorgeous unattainableness just isn’t cutting it for most of us anymore. At the end of the day you, especially if you have children, you simply want a home that feels like YOU and allows your family to feel supported, cozy and genuinely at home without having to fight with them over…
  • Kauniste Textiles + Home Products From Finland

    decor8
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    Wow, I’m finding so many cute home labels out of Scandinavia + the Nordic countries lately but this one has real legs, it’s a company I can see doing extremely well not only in Europe but Japan, Australia and beyond. I can see my LA friends really getting into this stuff too. Kauniste is an independent textile company in Helsinki, who work with illustrators and artists to combine fresh patterns with good design using traditional manufacturing techniques. I want every pillow and that fab blanket shown in the first photo! I love the festive colors and patterns and seriously, I would…
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  • The Dieline Awards 2015: Get Your Glamour Shots Ready

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The 6th annual 2015 Dieline Awards registration opens Nov. 3rd.The Dieline Awards are a worldwide design competition recognizing the world’s best consumer product and packaging design. The Dieline Awards were created to recognize those who have contributed in great success to the world of consumer product and packaging. The entries are judged by a high esteemed international panel of structural packaging, design, branding, and consumer product experts. Learn More Permalink           
  • Paris+Hendzel Handcrafted Goods

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Paris + Hendzel Handcrafted Goods are all about family tradition. The package design, that houses these artfully designed headgear pieces, focuses on the main branding of Paris + Hendzel, which is the emblem of the company. The color scheme focuses on neutral soft tones and the overall branding and packaging is just an exceptional example of fashion branding.   "Company name derives from the last names of the founder’s parents signing with the same noble coat of arms Prawdzic used as an emblem of the Company. Coat of arms of the Mother has been inherited through the male line…
  • Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Calendar 2014

    Elizabeth Freeman
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The weather is getting colder and its that time of the year where everyone is prepping for the Holidays, including Benefit Cosmetics with their new product release that would surely get any makeup guru get out of their seat. The Makeup Avent Calendar is the ultimate gift to get this year with miniature pop-up samples embedded in a cozy red chimney decorated with mistletoe. This trend of pop-up gifts in the beauty industry are inspired by chocolate calenders that you can find during the holiday season. Translating this trend into a package design creates a fun and exciting idea that makes…
  • Franconia Brewing Co. - Maibock Seasonal

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Maibock is a seasonal beer and the first series for Franconia Brewing Co. The design created by Imaginaria Creative is all things spring, with a beautiful scenery of blue skies, white clouds, bright sunshine and golden ale.   "The Maypole is the literal center of German springtime festivities, used to celebrate the moment when winter ends and good weather returns. The packaging gets to Franconia Brewing Company's German heritage in a festive and offbeat style with twirly ribbon lettering and lively bright colors. This was one of the more unusual designs we offered to…
  • Agnotis Baby Diapers

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Agnotis is a diaper brand focused on creating a fun and unique diaper for kids and parents purchasing the beloved item for their infants. The main focus for the diaper brand was to consider the diaper a garment and to avoid the cliche of having photos of babies on the packaging, this created an identified brand story with the objective to create shelf presence. "The main intention during the client's briefing was individuation from the competition, and consequently, differentiation on the shelves inside the shops. The use of infant photographs that usually adorn this kind of…
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    Chris Wallace

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Marketing insights from someone who knows

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

    chuck
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    I didn't know anything about vehicle wrapping but was interested in adding it to my design repertoire (clearly, I will rely on professionals to install it). If you'd like a basic introduction, here are some helpful links I compiled through my research. Here's an introduction to the steps of the process... About designing the artwork: 10 Tips for Designing Vehicle Wraps with Adobe Illustrator (from ImageSmith)... About designing the artwork: Let's Talk Shop--Vehicle Wrap Templates (From Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine)... Some ballpark ideas of pricing from a random signmaker... Last year I…
  • An amazing collection of art forms in nature

    chuck
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Kunst-Formen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature) is a book that features lithographic prints created by biologist Ernst Haeckel around the turn of the twentieth century. It is an amazing collection of vibrant, graphic illustrations. Thanks to Eric Gjerde for posting it. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... The full book: Kunst-Formen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature), by Ernst Haeckel, 1898... Eric Gjerde has also posted The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones, 1853... FYI: Need an E-commerce website? I have used and highly recommend Big Commerce... While you're in the neighborhood: Have you…
  • Meet illustrator, artist Rudy Gutierrez

    chuck
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    What little I know about Rudy Gutierrez hints that he is the best of both worlds—artist and illustrator. By that I mean he has the sensibility of an artist and a talent for channeling his work to practical ends. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Rudy Gutierrez's website ... The Jimi Hendrix piece was commissioned by the United States Postal Service for a stamp. The artist's story and demonstration of his technique... There's also a section of Rudy Gutierrez's website that shows more of his technique... Gutierrez has been teach at the Pratt Institute since 1990... In case you're…
  • "Every project starts with a brief. But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?"

    chuck
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Tom Bassett, Director of Bassett & Partners interviewed an impressive list of well known creatives to discuss creative briefs and how they do (and don't) contribute to the design process. The video: Briefly from Bassett & Partners... About the video... The websites of those who contributed to the program. Frank Gehry, Gehry Partner... Yves Béhar, fuseproject... John C Jay, Wieden + Kennedy... Illustrator Maira Kalman... David Rockwell, Rockwell Group... John Boiler, 72andSunny... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from MyFonts.com. A little tip: Look among these listings and…
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    ABCD Design

  • Asymmetrical Club Chairs {Upholstery Complete!}

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

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    We’ve gone around and around entertaining different fence styles and the look we want to achieve at the New Old Stone House. Every time we look at a new style, we circle back to the Crossbuck. We asked the fence company to deliver a mock up portion of the Five Bar Crossbuck Fence to our property so we could see the scale and how it relates to our property. Last night we visited the house to take a look-see. (As I mentioned last week, we’ll be staining our fence nearly black.)Neither of us really understand how the creamy color siding on the extension relates to the stone…
  • Domaine and Sketch 42 Blog {ABCDdesign Feature}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Do you remember earlier this Summer when Nicole Cohen came to visit the Country House? When she pulled into the driveway she said “I knew you lived in the country…but holy $!%# THIS is remote.” We ate, drank, went antiquing, and she took some really rad photos of our house and the gardens. (It was so steamy hot that her lens kept fogging up!) Well, here we are months later. The garden is dying back. Autumn winds are gusting the gold leaves right out of the trees. To my delight, last week I learned that Nicole had arranged a full Modern Farmhouse tour on DOMAINE. I realize it…
  • 2015 Color Forecast {4 Must See Color Palettes}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    I stumbled upon this 2015 Color Forecast released by an Australian paint company last night. Take a moment to absorb the images in this post – beautifully shot, aren’t they? – and then click through to my sketch book profiles about these color palettes. Seems that even though we’re on the opposite side of the planet that somehow we are on the same page, doesn’t it?Coral, Salmon and Peachy-Orange AKA ‘Exotic Botanic’ “The hypnotic color palette of this theme creates great depth and affluence, revitalising even the simplest of…
  • ROHL Jörger Collection {Lunch in NYC}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Last week I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch at the Mandarin Oriental overlooking Central Park and the NYC skyline from a birds eye view. I was invited by the lovely ladies at White Good (You remember when I traveled with them to Seattle last Autumn for a regional food tour and culinary event with Miele, right?) to join them for lunch with Michele from MoD Design Guru and Rebecca from Rebecca Reynolds Design.Our gracious host was Mark Rohl – the President of the Eastern Region at ROHL. We were also lucky to have designer Oliver Jörger in attendance all the way from Germany. He…
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  • Of Peace, War and Wonder vs Company Age.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Katie Hutchison
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    I've been lamenting how I haven't had time this spring to post my usual list of recommended upcoming New England garden tours. Then, today, much to my delight, I discovered that WBUR's The ARTery did much of the work for me. Follow The ARTery link to plan your garden tour outings for the 2014 season. I'll be headed to the Newport Secret Garden Tour on Saturday and hope to see you there. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
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  • Web Design and Checkout Abandonment – Tips & Insights

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

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

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

    Jacob Cass
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    I recently came across this goldmine of free product design e-books from UXPin and just had to share! The information presented in this collection is inspired by examples and ideas from companies including Facebook, Uber, Kickstarter, AirBnB, Dropbox, Spotify, and design/UX experts such as Aarron Walter of MailChimp, Cindy Alvarez of Yammer, and Josh Puckett of DropBox. All of the e-books can be found in their Product Design Library. 1. Web UI Design Patterns 2014 This book takes examples from top companies such as Amazon, Kickstarter, AirBnB, Quora, LinkedIn, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, and Asana…
  • Colossal Birthday Bundle + 50% Off All Deals + Win an iPhone 5S

    Jacob Cass
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Over the past few weeks I have been posting some awesome design bundle deals and based by all the feedback on the social networks, you guys have absolutely loved them. But if you missed out you should check out this colossal deal by InkyDeals. Colossal Design Bundle + 50% Off All Deals It’s Inky’s 3rd birthday and they are celebrating the 300,000 design enthusiasts that have joined them in the last 3 years with a ‘Colossal Birthday Bundle‘ that includes $31,088 worth of premium royalty-free resources for $99. You can get a further 50% off all of their deals by using…
 
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  • I smell lavender in this acorn – wait, it’s a sachet!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Here Comes World’s Thinnest Tablet iPad Air 2

    BonjourLifeBlog
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    To create the astonishingly thin silhouette of iPad Air 2, we started by redesigning the Retina display, fusing what had been three layers into one. Not only did this make the display thinner, it made it better, with more vivid colors and greater contrast. Then we added an antireflective coating, giving iPad Air 2 the least reflective display of any tablet in the world. Source Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Wildlife Animals by Will Burrard-Lucas

    antonliberant
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer based in UK, who use innovation and technology to achieve fresh perspectives in his work. Will enjoy photographing wildlife all over the world but African wildlife has become his primary focus in recent years. via wildlife photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Fashion Photography by Mariano Vivanco

    antonliberant
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Mariano Vivanco is a fashion photographer whose rich cultural heritage informs his unique aesthetic. Mariano was born in Lima, Peru on the 15th of December, 1975 and since a very early age traveled the World with his family, settling down in New Zealand, where his passion for photography took flight. Inspired by the likes of Steichen and Horst, Mariano moved to London in 2000 to pursue his passion for fashion photography. via fashion photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Geometries by Andrés Wertheim

    antonliberant
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Andrés Wertheim was born in 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied photography with Horacio Coppola, who invited him to join his “ Imagema” group and later moved to Germany, where he began to photograph rock and pop concerts. From 1986 on he travels around the world documenting various places and their people, publishing articles in several magazines and newspapers. via architecture photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Shakespeare by Kinuko Y. Craft

    Matt Watts
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    A series book jeckets by Kinuko Y. Craft for Washington Square Press. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • 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…
  • You can’t afford to play by the rules

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

    cherryflava
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    There aren’t a lot of people that commute by bicycle in South Africa. We have a dedicated car culture and bicycles are largely seen as something that is quickly replacing golf as the weekend show-and-tell-how-rich-and-rad-I-am activity. But there are a few steely pirates out on our roads. Individuals who challenge the safety odds and launch themselves through hail and heat on their trusty mounts. They don’t own a stitch of Lycra, the Argus is something you line the cat’s litter box with and the city streets are something to be savoured and explored. These are characters in…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Lynx Expression giveaway

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

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

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

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

    Andrew
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
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  • The Spinning Replicator by Arthur Sacek is a...

    LITTLEBITS
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Spinning Replicator by Arthur Sacek is a copy machine made out of littleBits and LEGO. It can scan an illustration and draw a copy of it without any kind of programming, just littleBits, LEGO elements and a marker. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird...

    wei li
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Dangerous Popsicles are a collection of weird shaped popsicles inspired by cacti and life-threatening viruses. What will happen when we put these dangerous things on one of our most sensitive organs, our tongues? Does pain really bring pleasure? (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Designer Steve Wintercroft has created a series...

    lucido84
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Designer Steve Wintercroft has created a series of brilliant 3d mask templates that can be easily assembled at home. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Trigger’s Monster Playground is an inspiring...

    Trigger
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Trigger’s Monster Playground is an inspiring example of how to use parallax scrolling in a browser to tell a story. It’s short and sweet, with 10 Halloween Easter eggs to find. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • “MAI” an urban backpack design by Teresa...

    arq4design
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    “MAI” an urban backpack design by Teresa Piardi & Alberto Sinigaglia (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
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  • The Original Grab Bag

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    So much creature and illustration inspiration in this latest roundup of things i’m loving on NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more. (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • 100% Norway 2014

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she explores the 2014 London Design Festival. So much fun, playful wooden design shown at 100% Norway by the Bergen Academy of Art and Design at Tent London this year! Everything from an adorable elephant stool/sorting system to a collapsible playhouse, beautiful stool, canned hiking happiness, and more. See my favorites on the next page! TO PAGE 2 of "100% Norway 2014"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Poligon's Foldable Metal Creatures

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she explores the 2014 London Design Festival. The London Design Festival provided some great opportunities to see some of the great designs we’ve heard about! I was thrilled to find Poligon exhibiting at Designjunction and have a chance to see their incredible flat-sheet foldable metal sculptures in person and to meet RCA grads Rodrigo Solorzano/N&R Foldings and Matthew White. The first series included a gorilla, elephant, whale and penguin. In addition to those, they were showing…
 
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • guapa peaks incorporates natural woods for durable bamboo headwear

    Harry Williams
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    after shaping rough prototypes, testing laminate strengths, and applying adhesives, they were able to create a peak that would be light, strong, and durable enough to stitch.The post guapa peaks incorporates natural woods for durable bamboo headwear appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • nishi chauhan upcycles old bottles for customizable animal lamp

    nishi chauhan
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    awarded a red dot design award, the device features the wood and lac turnery craft of channapatna in karnataka, india.The post nishi chauhan upcycles old bottles for customizable animal lamp appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • NOAA southwest fisheries science center by gould evans in california

    Gould Evans
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    the LEED gold certified project is meant to foster a sense of scientific community and connectedness to the environment. The post NOAA southwest fisheries science center by gould evans in california appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • comic sans typewriter makes a case for a widely despised typeface

    nina azzarello I designboom
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    the sans-serif typeface has been given a new identity and application, realized by american artist jesse england with his 'sincerity machine' typewriter, which prints numerals, upper and lowercase glyphs in the childish font.The post comic sans typewriter makes a case for a widely despised typeface appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride

    tim spears I designboom
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    hendo's hoverboard uses magnetic field architecture technology to propel the rider off the specially conductive surface.The post hendo hoverboard creates magnetic field to offer gravity defying ride appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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  • Blu Dot Sale! Save 20% Through November 9th

    DesignPublic.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s that time of year — Blu Dot is 20% off now through November 9, 2014! If you’re not familiar with Blu Dot, chances are you’ve seen their work around and just didn’t know it. Two best friends, John Christakos and Maurice Blanks founded the Minnesota company in 1997 and it has taken the design world by storm ever since. Founded on the simple concept that Good Design Is Good, creating pieces that are practical and just plain cool. If you haven’t checked them out, Blu Dot is one of the best companies to follow on Pinterest, as they apply their discerning eyes…
  • Sale! 15% on Fantastic Modern Lighting

    DesignPublic.com
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    It’s time for big sales at Design Public. We’ve decided that fall is a great time to help you feather your nests for the coming cold months. It’s getting darker earlier and earlier, so one big area where we’re saving you money is lighting. Take 15% off the following brands now through October 31, 2014. Produzione Privata’s Italian mouth-blown glass light fixtures are glowing works of contemporary art. Shop all Produzione Privata Cerno’s unique contemporary lights are just the right fit for those with modern tastes. Linen shades provide crisp contrast to…
  • Contest Time! Win a Beautiful OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool

    DesignPublic.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Hey All! We’re giving away a fantastic prize, an OSIDEA Fortune Cookie Stool. Elegantly molded plywood forms this beautiful piece, inspired by the shape of, yup, you guessed it, a fortune cookie. Designed by Po Shun Leong, the stool functions as a sculptural extra seat. So, here’s all you have to do to win one; we promise, it’s quick and painless: 1) Repost this photo to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook 2) Tag @designpublic 3) Tag #DESIGNPUBLICPHOTOCONTEST1 The fine print: No purchase necessary. Each post counts as an entry into random drawing (contest ends 10/13/2014).
  • Last Chance to Save on Loll Designs

    Becky
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    There are just two days left to save 15% on Loll Designs. So if you’re ready to get your porch, patio, deck or the rest of your yard ready for enjoying the crisp fall air and s’more time, scoop up sturdy and colorful comfy outdoor chairs, tables, planters, benches, kiddo rockers, modern Adirondack chairs, a fire ring and more with some great savings! The sale ends September 30, 2014. Shop all Loll and save 15%!
  • Designer Interview: Meet Bend Good’s Founder, Gaurav Nanda

    Becky
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    About as soon as Bend Good’s Lucy Chair rolled out into the marketplace, it became a contemporary icon. Artistically sculptural in shape with nods to iconic mid-century designs and a look to the future, the chair attracted architects and interior designers in droves. While it makes a statement indoors, it’s also built to stand up to the elements outside. Best of all, Bend Good’s products are built with sustainability at the forefront of their priorities, and using them contributes toward LEED certification. Today we’re having a chat with Gaurav Nanda, the founder of…
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    Fubiz™

  • Animated GIF Illustrations by Rafael Varona

    Daniella
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Voici une série de Gif animés réalisés par le graphic designer allemand Rafael Varona. Il met en scène à travers des gifs humoristiques et poétiques des animaux, des machines infernales, des personnages et des paysages avec un style graphique très captivant. Une série éclectique et colorée à découvrir dans la suite.
  • Maple Keyboard Tray

    Donnia
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Dans sa collection « Maple », les designers de chez Grovemade ont conçu un support fonctionnel pour les claviers d’Apple auquel ils ont ajouté des rangements supplémentaires pour nos bureaux. Fait avec du bois d’érable, nous pouvons y ranger des stylos, des piles ou encore des cartes. A découvrir en images et à travers une vidéo.
  • Shadow And Light Patterns

    Donnia
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    L’artiste pakistanaise Anila Quayyum Agha a exposé son projet « Intersections » au Grand Rapids Art Museum, situé dans le Michigan. Des projections de lumières et d’ombres portées se reflètent sur les murs, le plafond et le sol. La lumière émane d’un cube qui a été coupé et sculpté au laser afin de permettre le reflet des mosaïques.
  • TEDxTianhe Opening

    Daniella
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    À l’occasion du TEDxTianhe, l’agence de production Bito a oeuvré pour créer une vidéo de présentation introduisant les différentes catégories de l’évènement. Pour ce faire, l’agence a réalisé un spot où des motifs colorés et géométriques évoluent et s’enchaînent avec beaucoup de souplesse et d’inspiration. À découvrir en vidéo.
  • An Astronaut’s Photography

    Donnia
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Le célèbre astronaute Chris Hadfield vient de sortir un livre intitulé « You Are Here », dans lequel il partage des clichés qu’il a pris depuis l’International Space Station. Les paysages sont capturés depuis un point de vue aérien où les textures, couleurs et reliefs se dessinent. Un autre regard sur le monde, à découvrir.
 
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    TrendsNow

  • Inactivité

    Mr K (boss)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Ironiquement baptisée « Inactivité » malgré le fait qu’il faudra y tenir en équilibre, clin d’oeil pour cette étrange chaise ne disposant que de deux pieds créée par le designer Benoit Malta. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & design by Benoit Malta … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The S-House

    Mr K (boss)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Construite par le studio Yuusuke Karasawa Architects dans la région de Saitama au Japon, une mention spéciale pour la surprenante « S-House », une incroyable résidence tout en transparence dont les différents étages sont reliés par des escalier multiples qui se croisent pour un rendu visuel incroyable. Plus de détails en images dans … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Podpad – Desk and laptop storage

    Mr K (boss)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Renfermant une fonctionnalité maximale sous un style extérieur sobre et discret, coup de coeur pour le « Podpad« , une excellente station de travail murale pour votre laptop ! Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale All your tech in one place wrapped in walnut. An artful, modern workspace. … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Savannah New Light

    Mr K (boss)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Intitulée « Savannah New Light », découverte de la dernière série de clichés du photographe grec Vassilis Tangoulis qui nous offre une sombre balade dans la foret de Strofilia. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie A fine art interpretation of the Forest of Strofilia, Peloponnese , GreeceCredits & copyright Vassilis … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Ottone – Bedside table

    Mr K (boss)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Simple et plutôt sympathique, clin d’oeil pour l’excellente « Ottone », une jolie table de chevet créée par la designer Laura Pirrone pour l’éditeur Formabilio. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Design by Laura Pirrone for Formabilio … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Aviva Rosenstein – Working with UX in an Agile Environment

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

    Jared Spool
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article. In it, Richard Rutter discusses the web and its role as a medium. Richard argues that we should consider the fact that a user can shape their experience as a strength rather than a weakness. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The wonderful thing about the web is that it takes many forms and those forms can be shaped by the reader to his or her benefit. That is a strength not a weakness; a feature not a bug. The control which print designers have – and so often desire when they transition to the web – is a limitation of the…
  • Mobile Research Techniques: Beyond the Basics, Our October 23rd Virtual Seminar

    Adam Churchill
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Studying mobile use in context can be tricky. Some desktop research strategies translate easily to mobile, but if you want to capture the way people really use mobile devices, you’re gonna need a bigger toolbox. Cyd Harrell has the insider’s scoop on how to design and execute mobile research that gets you the most usable data for your money—in the lab or out in the field. Sign up for Cyd’s seminar now. Conduct mobile research in the lab Do mobile research in the field Deepen your research with long-term studies Choose and use participants—for optimal results Can’t join us…
  • Why Service Design Matters

    Lauren Cramer
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    Creating delightful cross-channel experiences Service design is all about creating the best user experience regardless of the touch point. It brings all channels together – brick and mortar, call centers, and online to create a seamless, delightful experience for your customer. Why Service Design Matters Engagement: See how your customer interacts across various channels Unity: Understand your customers’ experience from end-to-end for the whole organization Clarity: Incorporate sketching and prototyping to improve problem areas of the journey Marc Stickdorn’s innovative approach to…
  • UIEtips: Conducting Usability Research for Mobile

    Jared Spool
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article. In it, I speak with Cyd Harrell on conducting user research on mobile devices. I also make the case that mobile can be used as a research tool for things other than just the phone itself. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Jared: It feels almost like the lab is not necessarily the first choice for doing the research in a lot of these projects. Doing them in context is not that much more difficult. We should be strongly considering that as we’re doing the studies. Cyd: I think we should. I strongly encourage people to do it. Again, live…
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    FlowingData

  • Your life on Earth

    Nathan Yau
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    The BBC has a fun piece that shows changes over your lifetime. Enter your date of birth, gender, and height, and you get personalized data nuggets, categorized by how you changed, how the world changed, and how people changed the world during your years on this planet. For me: 161 major volcano eruptions, 72 solar eclipses, and a 2.7 billion increase in global population. Naturally, as with most global numbers, these are based on estimates from a wide range of sources, so keep that in the back of your mind as you scroll. Tags: BBC, personalization, time series
  • A healthy versus unhealthy office environment

    Nathan Yau
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    In an interesting use of the before-and-after slider, this Washington Post graphic by Bonnie Berkowitz and Laura Stanton contrasts an unhealthy office environment against a healthy one. As a whole, the graphic represents a full office, and the section is broken into categories for an unhealthy environment on the left and a healthy one on the right. For each section, slide all the way to the left or right to see a fuller picture of the respective habit, covering topics such as ergonomics, hygiene, and air quality. FYI: Rats and dead plants send the wrong message to your employees. Tags:…
  • Data Fluency, Coming Soon

    Nathan Yau
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    There's a new addition to the FlowingData book series on the way. It's called Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization With Effective Data Communication. It's by the founders of Juice Analytics Zach and Chris Gemignani and is available for pre-order at the major online booksellers. Copies are also making their way to the brick-and-mortars. Nice. As I assumed the technical editor role for the first time, I'll talk more about the book soon, but Zach and Chris probably sum it up best: Our hope is that this book starts a new kind of conversation in the analytics field — one that…
  • Map of book subjects on Internet Archive

    Nathan Yau
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    The Internet Archive makes millions of digitized books available in the form of scanned pages, and these books are categorized into thousands of subjects. Focusing on book images, Mario Klingemann mapped subjects, based on tag similarity. Browse and discover new reading material. This map offers an alternative way to browse the 2,619,833 images contained in the Internet Archive's book collection. It shows 5500 different subjects which have been algorithmically arranged by their thematic relationships. The size of each link resembles the amount of images that are available for that topic.
  • How basketball rebounds work

    Nathan Yau
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Kirk Goldsberry, with help from Andy Woodruff, looked at how rebounds work in the NBA from a statistical perspective. When a player shoots the ball and misses, there's a tendency for the ball to go in certain directions and distances. Long shots for example often mean long rebounds away from the basket. After years of experience, players gain an intuition for these sort of bouncebacks and can try to position themselves for a rebound. These days more detailed data (via camera technology) is available, which is what these court maps show. The interactive version in the middle of the article is…
 
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • For every child in danger

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

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

    6 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    Looking at Hans Eijkelboom’s collection of gridded up look-alikes in ‘People of the Twenty-First Century’, one set of images is particularly striking. A group of twenty-something to middle aged men proudly display an odd-looking, bulbous illustration of lips and a tongue on their t-shirts. Had you just beamed down from another galaxy, you might be wondering why so many gentlemen were all advertising the same brand of lipstick, or ice-cream, or were making a less-than-subtle, come-hither sexual advance. It is, of course, almost impossible to decode the meaning of this infamous symbol in…
  • The Disorganisation Chart

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    We’ve recently been sent this hilarious organisational chart by a friend (who shall remain nameless, for obvious reasons). At first sight it looks like your classically messy chart, yet on closer inspection all sorts of little gems reveal themselves. It’s well worth right clicking on the image above for the full, gory details, but just in case you have no time, here are some edited highlights. At the top, for example, things looks normal until you spot the ‘mysterious important person’ with their ‘Honcho II’ nearby. Just over to the right, a whole series of leaders, leader…
  • The secrets of your shopping list

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    This started with a simple observation. Some shopping trolleys now have useful clips onto which you can attach your shopping list – a useful little enhancement to our everyday lives (and especially useful for people like me, with a brain like a sieve and hence a necessary list making habit). For some reason, visitors to a local supermarket often leave their lists on the trolleys afterwards. Maybe they had no idea that we have, in some odd kind of retail voyeurism, started collecting them, studying them and decoding them. It’s fair to say that this is a pretty odd thing to do. It’s a…
 
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Get it in laser cut gear

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

    Guy Blashki
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Mesmerising projection installation wins major art prize The intricate patterns projected by artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s installation piece envelop the surrounding space with an immersive interplay of light and shadow. Titled Intersections, the laser cut cube houses a single light bulb that shines through the exquisitely detailed panels. Evoking the distinct aesthetics of Islamic art and architecture, the suspended artefact blurs boundaries as the viewer is invited into the space, drawing them in while at the same time excluding them from physically reaching the central focus point.
  • 7 Important Dates for Online Sellers

    Dan Devorkin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    For folks selling online, Christmas is without a doubt the busiest time of year. Online shoppers shelled out over $46.5 billion in the 2013 holiday season. While a big chunk of sales went to powerful online marketplaces like Amazon and Walmart, last year shopping carts such as Shopify and Big Commerce commanded the highest dollar value per individual order. If you’re making and selling online, get ready for this year’s influx of holiday orders by planing around the following important holiday milestones: Feel free to embed this infographic on your site or blog using the code…
  • Laser-Cut Halloween Costume

    Guy Blashki
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    How one dad used Ponoko to make his kid’s dreams take flight Halloween is approaching once again, and that means creative parents are busy putting together costumes for their eager little Trick or Treaters. Taking note of his son’s ‘outsized interest in aviation’, SketchUp guru Aidan Chopra set himself the task of building an aeroplane at just the right scale for the diminutive 2½ year old pilot. The outcome – a laser cut cardboard aeroplane costume – looks fantastic, with cartoon-like proportions that give a real sense of comic aviation nostalgia. Aidan…
  • A heady mix of laser cutting

    Sam
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #196 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above are laser etched wood rolling pins (for Play Dough) from Humble Elephant. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, bunnies, ghosts, Afros, chapels, and ice cream… Above are laser cut mirrored acrylic earrings from I’m Your Present. Above is a laser cut and etched card from Dark Star Papers. Above is a laser cut acrylic pendant from Didepux. Above is a tiny laser cut and etched wood Ronchamp Chapel from The Make Lab. Above is a…
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    Brian Lovin

  • 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…
  • Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

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

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

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

    brian
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Foursquare is entering a new era. The long-time check-in service has undergone a radical redesign and reposition with its 8.0 release for iOS. No longer is Foursquare an app to check in at your favorite places and keep tabs on your friends – no, it’s now attempting to become the de facto recommendation engine for food and entertainment. The Verge has explained this repositioning quite clearly: The new app cuts through Foursquare’s massive corpus of data to answer one question: what if your food-finding app knew your favorite restaurants, but also your favorite foods? Regardless…
 
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • 3 Fundamentals Of Responsive Design You Have To Master

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:23 am
    So how do you ensure your website displays correctly across device types and screen sizes? The solution was first proposed by Ethan Marcotte, when he explored ways to make website designs responsive, i.e. have them change according to the screen size. A responsive website design is one which makes clever use of CSS to ensure that web pages render well across a wide range of screen sizes – without resorting to URL redirection or dynamically serving different HTML and CSS code, depending on the UserAgent. It’s not really a technology or a standard, but rathe
  • Top 9 Amazing jQuery Banner Slideshow Demos

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    jQuery image slider and jQuery Carousel plugins have become increasingly popular ingredients in web pages over the last year or so. Main reason for this is that image sliders are very powerful for featuring top content in a visual and appealing way. This, without taking too much of the limited space e.g. on front pages of websites.
  • 100 Super Hi-Res Urban, Nature and Landscape Photos

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    High-quality photos make all the difference. If you're looking for a solid collection of images, this Mighty Deal has got you covered big time. You'll get 100 gorgeous, high-quality photos covering a wide range of subjects and settings from Urban to Nature to Landscapes. Images clock in at a whopping 5616x3744 and 300 dpi, so quality certainly is not a concern. And neither is cost!
  • 7 Useful PHP Video Tutorials for Programmers

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Are you looking to learn the programming language or you are the among that who are struggling to get the useful resources for learning a programming language by itself. Well, if your answer is yes, then you are at the right place. You can easily learn any programming language like HTML, CSS, PHP, JAVA and much more. PHP is the server side scripting language which is designed to help web developers for creating web applications and web sites.
  • Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [12th October - 18th October]

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    jQuery plugins that have been helping developers, and designers in miscellaneous tasks to get the desired end results are getting immense response in terms of number of people downloading and using them. With innumerable ones being rolled out every now and then, one never falls short of options available.
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    Design You Trust. Occupy Design.

  • Here Comes World’s Thinnest Tablet iPad Air 2

    BonjourLifeBlog
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    To create the astonishingly thin silhouette of iPad Air 2, we started by redesigning the Retina display, fusing what had been three layers into one. Not only did this make the display thinner, it made it better, with more vivid colors and greater contrast. Then we added an antireflective coating, giving iPad Air 2 the least reflective display of any tablet in the world. Source Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Wildlife Animals by Will Burrard-Lucas

    antonliberant
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Will Burrard-Lucas is a professional wildlife photographer based in UK, who use innovation and technology to achieve fresh perspectives in his work. Will enjoy photographing wildlife all over the world but African wildlife has become his primary focus in recent years. via wildlife photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Fashion Photography by Mariano Vivanco

    antonliberant
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Mariano Vivanco is a fashion photographer whose rich cultural heritage informs his unique aesthetic. Mariano was born in Lima, Peru on the 15th of December, 1975 and since a very early age traveled the World with his family, settling down in New Zealand, where his passion for photography took flight. Inspired by the likes of Steichen and Horst, Mariano moved to London in 2000 to pursue his passion for fashion photography. via fashion photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Geometries by Andrés Wertheim

    antonliberant
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Andrés Wertheim was born in 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied photography with Horacio Coppola, who invited him to join his “ Imagema” group and later moved to Germany, where he began to photograph rock and pop concerts. From 1986 on he travels around the world documenting various places and their people, publishing articles in several magazines and newspapers. via architecture photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Shakespeare by Kinuko Y. Craft

    Matt Watts
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    A series book jeckets by Kinuko Y. Craft for Washington Square Press. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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    You The Designer

  • Zombie Effect Tutorial in Photoshop

    Gian Bautista
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Good day artists! In light of the Halloween season, we are here to show you a terrifying zombie effect tutorial in Photoshop. Let us turn an image of a beautiful portrait into a horrifying walking dead in 15 simple steps. Before we start, click the Download button below to access the resource folder that contains everything you’ll need for this tutorial. download now Follow the step-by-step instructions below and try to recreate this nerve-racking tutorial by our resident graphic artist Niño Batitis. Let’s start! Step 1 – Open the female image from the resources folder in…
  • Freebie: 5 Halloween-Themed Labels

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Halloween is nigh! Are you folks ready? We sure are! Anyway, last time we gave you lovely folks the 14 Flat Halloween Vector Set — perfect for children’s Halloween parties or making whimsical designs. This time though, we have decided to make something more scary serious. Below are 5 Halloween-themed labels that you can use for your design needs. The set contains five high-resolution .EPS files and five high-resolution .PSD files wherein you can just enter the text you need to. download nowAs always, don’t forget to show us how you folks used our freebie on our Twitter or at the…
  • 365 Paintings for Ants by Lorraine Loots

    Patrick Ellasos
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since January 1, 2013, Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots got her hands full creating highly detailed paintings for her long running “small” project. 365 Paintings for Ants is a year-long project in which Loots is creating one miniature painting per day with different subjects. She started sharing her creations online. Along the way, her project evolved and people started booking specific dates and making suggestions for a particular subject on that day. Making this project a collaboration between Loots and her visitors online. Photo credit: www.netwerk24.com These works of…
  • 5 Things We Learned About Creative Briefs From Briefly

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Every designer has had a problem dealing with a client’s requests. Some clients give too many details while others give too little to work with. Designers need guidelines to help them with their commissioned works. That’s why before a project starts, the client is asked to fill out a creative brief. “Briefly”, a short film on creative briefs by Tom Bassett of Bassett & Partners, was launched online last September 30, 2014 and so far has been receiving great reviews. Creative talents are sure to love this 26-minute film about how the creative brief is constantly…
  • Whimsical Sculptures Created Out of Everyday Objects by French Artist Gilbert Legrand

    Patrick Ellasos
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Childhood was a time when our imaginations were simply limitless. Back then, we saw things in a manner that adults just can’t seem to appreciate. We created this little world of ours where everything seemed to be possible. Fancied by the thought of fantasies being real, surely it left our childhood memories much more happier. The creative adult is the child who survived - Ursula K. Le Guin Well, looks like Gilbert Legrand,  an Illustrator and sculptor in France, really survived the transition period and lived to tell how he sees everyday ordinary objects in a somewhat creative…
 
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Daily Inspiration #1902

    fabiano
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:10 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. 1620studio 5+1AA Alexis Réthoré a--l--i brasilquedeuserto Christoffer Bjerre Craig Hausman Entrepreneur Surplus fab5photography Firas Florian Pollet Fred McClelland galeri90 graphset gut42 hiromutsuboi…
  • Weekly Apps: Qik, Petite Jolie, Bond and more

    fabiano
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Really colourful apps it's what you'll find here today. Take a look at Bon, Petite Jolie and the new Skype Qik app! Hope you guys like these apps and all the whole selection, and stay tuned for the next week! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_apps in the message. Skype Qik - skype.com/qik Introducing Skype Qik (say “quick”), a free* video messenger made for capturing moments and sharing laughs throughout your day. Petite Jolie - petitejolie.com.br Meet the Petite Jolie app, a shoes and accessories brand, young, modern and…
  • Line Art Logos by Brian Steely

    paul0v2
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Brian Steely is a designer from Atlanta with a unique style of logo design. Brian has great skills to create precise line art mixed with typography to build these great logos. Very inspiring, take a look! For more from Brian Steely visit briansteely.com. Tags: logoline artillustrationpaul0v2's blog
  • Honoring Oscar de la Renta

    abduzeedo
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    This post is in honor of the late, great fashion designer Oscar de la Renta who passed on today. The Dominican Republic born de la Renta left an indelible mark on the world of fashion and beyond and his influence will carry over for decades and centuries to come. Having left his homeland for Spain to study painting at 18, de la Renta went on to hone his skills in fashion design later resulting in an incredibly successful enterprise carrying his namesake. His beautifully designed clothing has been worn by a vast array of distinguished women and celebrities alike. In this post, we've curated a…
  • Daily Inspiration #1901

    fabiano
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:40 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. 7think 7robots Aleks Ivic allmightysteve andrea cajuhi Andrew Hochradel Antony Marchiando ashgraybeetle Ben Lee brasilquedeuserto Breaking Bad Set Icon Britta Boeckmann El Feo Craig Hausman Fernando Volken…
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  • 3 Simple Photoshop Tips to Create Better Textures

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

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

    Chris Spooner
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    No matter what you’re working on, you can be sure that almost every project will require an image to be removed from its background! Sometimes it’s a breeze when professionally lit studio shots are provided, but it can get a little tricky when detailed backgrounds come into play. In today’s post I give an overview of a range of cutting out techniques that I’ve learned over the years and offer advice on when each method is best used. Quick & Dirty Selections Sometimes you just need to quickly remove something from its background with no questions asked. If the final…
  • 26 Hand Drawn Vector Ribbons for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    More vector goodies are being made available to Access All Areas members today, courtesy of Creatticon. This set of hand drawn ribbons contains 26 vector graphics of ribbons and banners in both solid and outline styles. They’re great when paired with some text to finish off a logo, jazz up a heading, or even to create tattoo style art. Being vector graphics means they can be scaled to any size, which makes them suitable for all kinds of applications. Jascha Brinkmann is the Web Designer behind the new web resources site Creatticon, a place where designers can find new high quality,…
  • 25 Free Watercolour Circle Textures in JPG & PNG

    Chris Spooner
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A few weeks back I received an email from a reader who asked if I knew of any circular watercolour textures like those used to create trendy watercolour logos. I couldn’t find any on the web so I set out to create some freebies to share with you all. My sister actually did the hard work for me as she’s much more creative with a paintbrush. I scanned and processed her results and created this free pack of 25 watercolour circle textures, complete in high res 300dpi format for print and PNG versions with alpha transparency. This free pack of watercolour circle textures contains 25…
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  • Hansje van Halem

    Stephen
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    Hansje van Halem’s work was linked here way back in 2009. Hansje has been very busy since then by the looks of it – so worth checking out again (her work is brilliant).
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    Glenn
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  • Watchtower of Turkey

    Glenn
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    I’ve just watched this 5 times in a row! Director Leonardo Dalessandri traveled over than 3500 km in 20 days to film this short film capturing the landscapes, colors and people of Turkey. Perfect on so many levels!
  • Interview: Kate Moross

    Glenn
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Kicking off our series of interviews from this years OFFF in Barcelona is none other than London’s Kate Moross. The ‘jack of all trades’ with the ever-changing hair color and one hell of a list of clients was incredibly fun to talk to. We covered everything from work, happiness, her dislike for ‘inspiration’, writing her first book, pizza and her plans for her first action movie. After our interview we all had an even greater admiration for her work ethic and output. Make sure you set aside 15min to check out the video. FYI: You still have a little time to…
 
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  • Tomasz Berezowski

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

    Antonio Carusone
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Beautiful work by Toko for PTW Architects to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Toko designed a temporary identity and 9 bilingual books showcasing the firms work.
  • Hartmut Esslinger

    Antonio Carusone
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Hartmut Esslinger is a German industrial designer who founded Frog, and is mostly known for creating the Snow White look for Apple during the 80s. I personally love the designs that he did for German audio and visual manufacturer Wega, which eventually became part of Sony. The aesthetic has a bit of the Braun/Rams feel to it, but it’s also very unique. More organic and fluid. But you can clearly see that Esslinger and Rams had the same approach to product design during those days. Seeing wonderful product design like this always makes me wonder why aren’t more designers/companies…
  • 2015 Rationale Calendar

    Antonio Carusone
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Sean Wolcott of Rationale designed this minimal wall calendar. It comes in two version, Sans and Serif, and the dates are presented in two columns with space for notes. The spiral bound calendar measures at 11x17”, and is printed on high-quality 100# Cougar cover stock. You can purchase one here.
  • [Sponsor] Shillington School

    Antonio Carusone
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Always wanted to learn how to build beautiful responsive websites? Expand your digital offer with Shillington School’s crash course in coding. The Web Course will teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS—in just five weeks part-time. You’ll be building your own sites from scratch in no time! Find out more. Interested in sponsoring AisleOne? Visit the sponsorship page for more info.
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  • Modern Concrete House Design with Super Natural Decoration

    Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    A living space is one of the most important things in this world. People are going to see and get some inspiring thing to build a living space. According to that statement, this modern concrete house design try to give us inspiring design and inspiring interior. The nice landscape of this house is showed from both indoor and outdoor side of this house. Let’s see closer and get an inspiring thing here. Hopefully, the real journey of this modern concrete house level design will be useful and actual. [via   The super natural concrete house ideas are showed by the outdoor side of this…
  • Italian Design ‘Confluence’ Table And ‘Boston’ Sofa Made In Italy By Pianca

    Author
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    65 years of experience, 75,000 sq. m of production facilities, 500 lacquered finishes to choose from, 1,000 points of sale in Italy, 50 countries in the foreign market, 50 years at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile: just a few figures to show the leading role of Pianca in the furnishing sector and to evoke the manufacturing skill at the heart of its identity. Following the ageold Veneto woodworking tradition, the company learned to experiment with new productive typologies, innovating, by being the first in Europe to introduce solventfree waterbased glossy lacquers, and daring, by being…
  • Inspirational Minimalist Forest House with Architectural Building Construction

    Author
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    A forest house is a house that places close with the nature or event as an artificial meaning, this house is place in the forest. As the super natural house, a forest house is usually has a swimming pool since the water circulation is clean and fresh. As a real imagination of a forest house, this minimalist forest house design try to show and inspire us totally. Some people are fall in love with this house concept and the want to realize their blue print of forest house design. One thing for sure, a forest house is a natural house and now we can make our living space become nicer through…
  • Creative Mirror Storage Design from Wood

    Author
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Women are love to dressing and mirror is the most important thing for that. Based on that natural character of woman, this wood mirror storage is try to accommodate the need of effectiveness when dressing and make-up time. This stuff is a combination of mirror and storage. The designer of this unique house accessory design is combining those two things because the designer wants to ease the woman. If we are look this mirror storage from the front side the performance of this stuff is simple but, if we are looking down from the side space of the mirror we will see the combination of both…
  • Green Semiahmoo Library Building Design with Walk-in Garden

    Author
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today, the need of science is become larger and larger but on the other side, the budget of getting education is quite difficult for some. If we are quite aware with the main point of education is read out, probably the price of education will be smaller day by day. Based on that point of view the Semiahmoo public library is try to give a large place for both society and students who want to read out and get some science. Beside care with the education, the Semiahmoo Public Library Building is show the natural charity for the world too. [via   The building of Semiahmoo public…
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  • 10 impressive parallax scrolling web designs

    Sabina Hona
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The website design has evolved drastically with time and today, parallax effects are adding extra beauty to every website. Parallax scrolling is a perfect scrolling technique where background images move at a slower rate to the foreground images, creating an illusion of depth, while scrolling down the page and adding to the immersion. There are […] The post 10 impressive parallax scrolling web designs appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Core Escher: a font family inspired by the work of M.C. Escher

    Mirko
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Core Escher is a beautiful font family based on the work of M.C. Escher, an artist who specialized in optical illusion art. With rounded shapes and layers, this typeface perfectly recreates the impossible perspectives that Escher often pictured with strange stairs or castles. With the sub-families offered, you can create different viewpoints to change the […] The post Core Escher: a font family inspired by the work of M.C. Escher appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Leggy terrariums by designed by Matteo Cibic

    Mirko
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Based in Milan, creative designer Matteo Cibic built these cool terrariums to proudly stand on their legs, and for some, even wear socks. These terrariums, named DOMSAI, look like upside-down light bulb englightened by little plants. The terrariums come in various formats and colors. They are very easy to maintain, and they can be purchased […] The post Leggy terrariums by designed by Matteo Cibic appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Gorgeous identity for a French theater

    Mirko
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Using vibrant colors, paper cuts on some spots, and clever use of typography, lg2 boutique did a great job for the book they designed for La Fondation Maison Théâtre, an theater that specialized in shows for kids. The post Gorgeous identity for a French theater appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 6 WordPress plugins to create cool image effects

    Sabina Hona
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    As we all know “A picture speaks a thousand words,” it is very essential to pay close attention to images in websites. It has the power to attract your potential customers. That is why today we are here with 6 WordPress plugins to create cool image effects. It’s really simple with these plugins to create […] The post 6 WordPress plugins to create cool image effects appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
 
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  • Tooshie Tuesday

    Pony
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I never though bamboo wrapped around a balcony would look good, but this balcony looks amazing. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Look out!!!  This cake is trying to eat my plate!!! The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Xenia Deli

    Pony
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Xenia Deli looking sexy in lingerie and bikinis. The post Xenia Deli appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Crazy Shopping Bags

    Pony
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes you can get a point across without even wanting to.   Check out some of these bags that get a point across or just try to get you to buy more stuff. The post Crazy Shopping Bags appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Monday Morning Memories

    Pony
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Forget about winter coming…Halloween is Coming!! The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • Artwork by Kristjana S. Williams for the Connaught hotel

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

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

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

    David Carlson
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    On the occasion of the London Design Festival Studio Formafantasma designed the exhibition ”From then on” to celebrate the first ten years of British furniture producer Established and Sons. The exhibition consists of a deconstructed clock conceived in dialogue with the architecture of the company’s showroom. Time as a Celebration of Instances – Saxophones/ Quarter Hour Repeat “From then on” poetically visualises the ephemeral and enduring qualities of time through the use of timeless materials: marble, brass and fabric, says Andrea Trimarchi from Formafantasma. Time…
  • Shichi-Go-San「七五三」Festival: November Cuteness in Japan

    Claudia Muniz Garcia
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Now that the summer is reaching to an end, it is maybe time to find travel inspiration for November. November is my favorite month, when spent in Japan. The air is crisp, but not cold yet. The typhoons are a forgotten nightmare. The sun shines over the leaves changing color. The weather is so beautiful, that has its own name akibare 「秋晴れ」. It’s the time to enjoy seasonal foods, like kabocha (pumpkin)「南瓜」, fugu or imo (sweet potato)「芋」. Also to pick apples from the trees in Nagano「りんご狩り 長野」. Warm enough to take a dip in Okinawa. Cold enough for…
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  • Formafantasma: From Then On by Established & Sons

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

    Kaisa
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The second OKKO hotel has taken up residence in the heart of Grenoble and its eco-district. With a terrace facing magnificent mountains, the challenge was to come up with a flattering echo for these beautiful rivals. A new range of warm colors is arranged in islands to give structure to the large volumes of the Club. Very contemporary evocations of nature were achieved with a choice of high performance materials and a collection of furniture pieces that hinge on the fundamental concepts of the OKKO ethos. Neither quite the same as the first OKKO nor quite different from it, this unique place…
  • Surfside Residence by Steven Harris Architects

    Kaisa
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A glass box makes up one of the lower volumes and the transparent structure contains the kitchen, living, and dining rooms. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors fully open letting the space continue outdoors. The picturesque swimming pool wraps around the glass volume making the water super enticing. The upper volume houses the master bedroom wing that’s designed as an open floor plan. It hovers over the pool and gives the owners views of the ocean. When the sliding glass doors are open, it’s almost like you’re living outdoors. The glass volume is attached to a structure that contains…
  • Caché Lamp Series by Aurélien Barbry Studio for le Klint

    Kaisa
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Caché is a lamp series of three pendants and a floor lamp. A sleek and contemporary design manufactured in a ultra-high quality craftsmanship with a lovely brass detail where all the parts are produced in Denmark. The pleated lampshade gives the lamp a special character and adds le Klint’s classical DNA which lies in the unique craft of pleating. Caché which in French means hidden is just the symbolism of the almost hidden hand folded lampshade, which is beautifully integrated in the lamp, and provides the unique character associated with a classical le Klint lamp. Caché Lamp Series,…
  • Apartamento Sergipe by Felipe Hess

    Kaisa
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Brazilian architecture firm of Felipe Hess has designed this bright and spacious apartment located in a 1960’s modernist building in São Paulo for its owner, a young actor who lives alone. With the brief calling for a spacious, open and clean-cut space, the designers decided to tear down almost every wall and unify all social areas. One of its unique features is a 10-meter-long table that runs along one side of the loft-like space, serving different purposes at different points (functioning as a cooking table and office desk with inlaid power plugs and dining table). The apartment’s…
 
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  • Danila Tkachenko

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    “Escape”, a series of photos by photographer Danila Tkachenko. “I was traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people.” More below. View the whole post: Danila Tkachenko over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video of the Day: “Tangerine” by Dimitri Basil

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    When I saw Dimitri Basil’s video for Vance Joy’s “Riptide” earlier this year I made a mental note to keep an eye on him. There’s this absurd energy in his storytelling that is so fresh and engaging. Roman Coppola recently selected Dimitri’s film “Tangerine” as the top short in his one minute film competition. All I can say is I really wish it had been a 20 minute film competition. Watch “Tangerine” below. View the whole post: Video of the Day: “Tangerine” by Dimitri Basil over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Sustai Ulanbaagen

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Some beautiful printmaking by Sustai Ulanbaagen. Found via our October Submissions. More below. View the whole post: Sustai Ulanbaagen over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Benjamin Cook

    Jeff
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Paintings by artist Benjamin Cook. Via our October Submissions. More below. View the whole post: Benjamin Cook over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Andrea Gruetzner

    Jeff
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    “Erbgericht”, photos by Andrea Gruetzner. More below. View the whole post: Andrea Gruetzner over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Wooden Sea Ranch Cabin is Nestled in a Californian Redwood Forest

    Lucy Wang
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Read the rest of Wooden Sea Ranch Cabin is Nestled in a Californian Redwood Forest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cabin, California, filigreed screen, Frank / Architects, redwood forest, sea ranch, sea ranch community, Sonoma county, wooden cabin
  • Philippe Starck’s New Wind and Solar-Powered Home Produces 50% More Energy Than it Consumes

    Lidija Grozdanic
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Read the rest of Philippe Starck’s New Wind and Solar-Powered Home Produces 50% More Energy Than it Consumes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", constomizable furniture, customizable homes, Philippe Starck, photovoltaics, Prefab Homes, prefab wooden homes, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, wind turbines, wooden homes
  • Massive Ancient Mushroom Could Hold the Cure for Many Diseases

    Colin Payne
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The agarikon is one of the largest, oldest-living mushrooms in the world, and at least one scientist believes it holds the key for a cure to tuberculosis – along with many other illnesses. Paul Stamets, founder of Fungi Perfecti and an advisor at the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School has been hunting for the elusive and endangered agarikon in the old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest – one of only a few places in the world along with Europe where these massive fungi grow. Why, you ask? Both in ancient spiritual traditions and modern…
  • The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

    Taz Loomans
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Read the rest of The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adam Miklosi, agar agar, airbus, algae, Algae Curtain-a, algae farm, algae farming, algae greenhouses, algae power, algae-powered aircraft, algae-powered LED, algae-powered planes, AlgaeBulb, algaerium, bio-adaptive microalgae facade, bio-reactive louvers, bioluminescence, biophotovoltaic panels, CELSS, Chlorella, chlorella algae, chlorella pyrenoidosa spirulina microalgae, claudia pasquero, controlled ecological life support system, crane greenhouses, Diamond DA 42, dino pet,…
  • World’s First Plane Made Out of Hemp Flies High Next Year

    Marc Carter
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Despite an ongoing controversy in parts of the world, hemp is widely used in a large variety of applications, including soap, clothing, building supplies and fuel. But next year we will be able to add a new use for hemp if Canada’s Hempearth can get the world’s first hemp-based and hemp-fueled plane in the air. Last month Hempearth signed a contract with a Florida-based plane manufacturer to build a plane made almost entirely out of the fast-growing Cannabis plant. Read the rest of World’s First Plane Made Out of Hemp Flies High Next Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us |…
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  • The Trials and Tribulations Of Being A Skeleton

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

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

    John Dickinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Rampant Design has released Monster Toolkit including over 1500 creature textures. The launch special has it at 50% off along with all Rampant products for a limited time. Use the code “rdtmonster” on checkout.
  • Making It Look Great Sale

    John Dickinson
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    For one week only we’re delighted to be offering any of the Making It Look Great training titles for 50% off. That’s Making It Look Great 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at half price! It’s never been done before and won’t be repeated, so this is your one and only chance to grab these popular Cinema 4D training titles by Tim Clapham, Rob Redman and Maltaannon at bargain basement prices!
  • Element 3D 2 First Look

    John Dickinson
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Video CoPilot has released a First Look video demonstrating some exciting new features and enhancements in the upcoming version of Element 3D. Release is scheduled for November 2014. 
 
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  • Spotted! Elly Liyana Ruslan

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

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

    Guest Writer
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Last month, BooksActually x Math Paper Press introduced us to the work of two young poets, Cheryl Julie Lee and Michelle Tan. On the occasion of their book launch, BooksActually’s Marketing whiz, Angelin Chua, quizzed the young authors on our behalf. Here is Angelin in conversation with Cheryl Julie Lee, author of ‘We Were Always Eating Expired Things‘. Cheryl is a postgraduate at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Burn After Reading (Singapore) collective. Her work has appeared in QLRS, The Adroit Journal, and Prick of the Spindle among others. If you have to choose…
  • Exhib! Singled Out

    Culturepush
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    (from the press release) From tomorrow till 6th January 2015, tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto presents ‘Singled Out’ – an art exhibition conceptualised by creative agency fFurious, and developed in collaboration with events organisation art-management.com, and Thunder Rock School. This exhibition will see 50 local designers and artists transforming vinyl records into pieces of artwork that will be on display at tcc ‘The Gallery’ at 51 Circular Road. The artworks will be up for auction where all proceeds will be managed by Thunder Rock School, who will be setting up a music…
  • Spotted! Lesley Tang

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Creepy black and white illustrations roam unrestrained around the portfolio of Lesley Tang, a year three Visual Communications major at NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media with a penchant for the weird and whimsical. “One of my friends told me that some of my work gives him “confusing feelings”, which is the effect I hope to make with everything I do. Creating that tension between something disturbing and familiar is what intrigues me the most. My illustration style is heavily influenced by blackwork tattoos and Surrealism, and I’m a big fan of Ilya Brezinski…
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  • The Dieline Awards 2015: Get Your Glamour Shots Ready

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The 6th annual 2015 Dieline Awards registration opens Nov. 3rd.The Dieline Awards are a worldwide design competition recognizing the world’s best consumer product and packaging design. The Dieline Awards were created to recognize those who have contributed in great success to the world of consumer product and packaging. The entries are judged by a high esteemed international panel of structural packaging, design, branding, and consumer product experts. Learn More Permalink           
  • Paris+Hendzel Handcrafted Goods

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Paris + Hendzel Handcrafted Goods are all about family tradition. The package design, that houses these artfully designed headgear pieces, focuses on the main branding of Paris + Hendzel, which is the emblem of the company. The color scheme focuses on neutral soft tones and the overall branding and packaging is just an exceptional example of fashion branding.   "Company name derives from the last names of the founder’s parents signing with the same noble coat of arms Prawdzic used as an emblem of the Company. Coat of arms of the Mother has been inherited through the male line…
  • Benefit Cosmetics Makeup Calendar 2014

    Elizabeth Freeman
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The weather is getting colder and its that time of the year where everyone is prepping for the Holidays, including Benefit Cosmetics with their new product release that would surely get any makeup guru get out of their seat. The Makeup Avent Calendar is the ultimate gift to get this year with miniature pop-up samples embedded in a cozy red chimney decorated with mistletoe. This trend of pop-up gifts in the beauty industry are inspired by chocolate calenders that you can find during the holiday season. Translating this trend into a package design creates a fun and exciting idea that makes…
  • Franconia Brewing Co. - Maibock Seasonal

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Maibock is a seasonal beer and the first series for Franconia Brewing Co. The design created by Imaginaria Creative is all things spring, with a beautiful scenery of blue skies, white clouds, bright sunshine and golden ale.   "The Maypole is the literal center of German springtime festivities, used to celebrate the moment when winter ends and good weather returns. The packaging gets to Franconia Brewing Company's German heritage in a festive and offbeat style with twirly ribbon lettering and lively bright colors. This was one of the more unusual designs we offered to…
  • Agnotis Baby Diapers

    Jessica Sanchez
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Agnotis is a diaper brand focused on creating a fun and unique diaper for kids and parents purchasing the beloved item for their infants. The main focus for the diaper brand was to consider the diaper a garment and to avoid the cliche of having photos of babies on the packaging, this created an identified brand story with the objective to create shelf presence. "The main intention during the client's briefing was individuation from the competition, and consequently, differentiation on the shelves inside the shops. The use of infant photographs that usually adorn this kind of…
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    Cool Material

  • The Lebowski Cycle: The Big Lebowski Meets Classic Art

    Ben Dahl
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Starting in 2006, classically trained artist Joe Forkan began a series of work that combines the masterpieces of western art with The Big Lebowski. Using the film as a starting point, each piece represents a scene that the artist recreates using narratives, themes and titles from well-known works of western art (Caravaggio, Friedrich, Carracci, Velazquez, the list goes on). Check out more images on Forkan’s site, and buy prints here.
  • Bowers & Wilkins T7 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    Ben Dahl
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Bowers & Wilkins has been making high-end audio gear for quite some time, but they’re finally throwing their hat into the ring of portable bluetooth speakers. Two specially designed 50mm drivers designed and built to maximize the output. Twin bass radiators that deliver depth and impact on the low end. 18 solid hours of playback. Light signals and audio cues for playback functions. Bluetooth aptX for high-end, crystal clear streaming. Then there’s the overall design. While the honeycomb pattern you ...
  • Casio G-Shock Metal Upgrades

    Ben Dahl
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    The Casio G-Shock watch has been the go-to timepiece for lots of guys for over two decades. Whatever it lacked in analog beauty and movement options was always made up for in durability and color options. It’s a simple beast that could take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ even though the durability and color options always meant there was some amount of resin or polymer in the build. The new MT-G (Metal Twisted G-Shock) collection is Casio’s most sophisticated ...
  • Wood and Aluminum Connect Four

    Ben Dahl
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Connect Four is easily one of the great, most infuriating, argument-starting, fun games that will ever grace the table at a family gathering or dinner party. The idea is simple: connect four dots horizontally or vertically, while simultaneously blocking your opponents attempts to do the same. Hasbro’s classic is one we’re all familiar with. Connect the blue plastic legs to the yellow plastic game board, and then drop in red or black plastic pieces in an attempt to crush your ...
  • Tuesday Link Roundup

    Vince Avila
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    1 Hopeless Lingerie – Tumblr 2 Owning the World’s Most Stylish Dog – Fast Company 3 27 Pumpkin Recipes We Love – Serious Eats 4 Audi RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept – Youtube 5 The Woman Who Captured Snowden – Vice 6 Khal Drogo’s Game of Thrones Audition Tape – Decider 7 The Complete Guide to Dealing with Hangovers – First We Feast 8 Banksy’s Arrest was an Internet Hoax – Highsnobiety 9 Eating and Drinking an Entire Hotel Minibar ...
 
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  • Apple’s Design Brilliance

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

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    It’s never too late to think about investing in a man cave. In fact, having your own space becomes more relevant the older you get, because you tend to be burdened with more responsibilities (or you are simply more interested in having some time off). After a tiresome day of work in virtually every department, […] The post Five Tips for Creating the Perfect Man-Cave appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Exploding Pendant Lamp by David Wahl for the IKEA PS 2014 Collection

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    David Wahl has designed this ‘exploding’ pendant lamp for the upcoming IKEA PS Collection 2014 and it already appears to be the highlight piece – not that I’m belittling the other great pieces pieces from the collection, but its easy to see why this transforming pendant lamp will likely go on to become an IKEA […] The post Exploding Pendant Lamp by David Wahl for the IKEA PS 2014 Collection appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Little Window Seat Inside The Closet Ideas

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    In times of life running at the speed of a web browser, it’s extremely difficult to get focused. A window seat is an unexpected place for a reading nook, but look how fantastic it can be! To get there, you’ll have to use a short ladder. The window reading area is a part of the […] The post Little Window Seat Inside The Closet Ideas appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Awnings Protect Your Home & Your Family

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Awnings are ideal for shielding your home and family from the intense rays of the sun. You can reduce the heat in your home and the utility costs just by adding awnings to your window coverings. Awnings can help you make the most of your outdoor areas, from BBQ’s to pools, an awning can add […] The post Awnings Protect Your Home & Your Family appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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    DesignApplause

  • design / 23 oct 2014 11a cst. wright.

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

    PRand
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    why are millennials shunning cars? why we shouldn’t dismiss the trend as a mere byproduct of the bad economy. via washington post [RK]
  • fight stress and improve focus by visiting a museum.

    PRand
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    fight stress and improve focus by visiting a museum. Art,a powerful tool for the mind. via mother nature network [RK]
  • lamborghini goes plug-in hybrid with 910-hp asterion concept.

    Phil Patton
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Lamborghini showed off a future plug-in hybrid concept car, the Asterion LPI 910-4 in Paris in September. With 910 horsepower, this is no wimpy green mobile—more gesture than environment changer. The exterior offers an experiment in how Lambo might evolve beyond its contsricting, over macho design language of rough facets.
  • final panel discussions. chgo dsgn.

    PRand
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    saturday 11 october 2014 will be the last of a series of panel discussions hosted by CHGO DSGN. 1:30 > 3p Speculative Design Jay Sae Jung Oh Renata Graw Ania Jaworska 3:15 > 5p Fostering Diversity in Design a conversation moderated by Norman Teague and Rick Valicenti Alexander Richard Wilson Fo Wilson Krisann Rehbeln Rashaylaa Marie Brown Vernon Lockhart venue> claudia cassidy theater / second floor | chicago cultural center | 78 east washington @CHGODSGN facebook.com/CHGODSGN CHGO DSGN will close sunday 2 november 2014
 
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • New Zealand Beach House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan

    Collecting Design
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    This compact New Zealand beach house, along Coromandel Peninsula, offers practicality and durability without sacrificing attention to craftsmanship. A mere 40 square meters, it is designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan, who made use of every inch of space from floor to ceiling. read more
  • Stone Fossils by Nucleo

    Collecting Design
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    The Italian renowned studio Nucleo directed by Piergiorgio Robino, partners for the second time with Gabrielle Ammann Gallery for PAD 2014, London’s leading fair for 20th century art and design. read more
  • Tiny House in Topanga California by Mason St. Peter

    Collecting Design
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    Inspired by his friends tiny house, architecture graduate Mason St. Peter built this cabin himself in Topanga, California. “There were a few on the property but none were available to rent,” he said. “We started a dialogue with the owner and he encouraged us to build our own space with his materials.” read more
  • Parisian Interior by Gilles et Boissier

    Collecting Design
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Ornate and minimal are essentially opposites, but design duo Gilles et Boissier somehow embody both in their vision for this dreamy Paris apartment. read more
  • Tom Ford’s New Mexico Ranch Designed by Tadao Ando

    Collecting Design
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    The prolific American designer Tom Ford enlisted award winning minimalist architect, Tadao Ando, to design his ranch in New Mexico. Introducing bold geometry and his signature stoic concrete walls into the New Mexico landscape, Ando envelopes and highlights portions of barren land and turns them into monumental 'scapes of form and light. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Astronaut and??

    Carole Guevin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Scott Listfield is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Man in (our cultural) space? Evocative.
  • by Berger & Föhr

    Carole Guevin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    12 Thoughts on presenting work for approval by Berger & Föhr 1 – Be prepared. 2 – Optimize the space. 3 – Create inspirational context. 4 – Restate the goals of the project. 5 – Reveal the work slowly. 6 – Take a strong stance. 7 – Handle color delicately. 8 – Share idea ownership. 9 – Build up to a critical moment. 10 – Summarize. 11 – Exercise Patience. 12 – Communicate next steps. _______ More thoughts on DesignValu.es _______ If you wonder who the heck they are? Berger & Föhr are co-founders at Ello alongside Paul Budnitz and the partners at Modeset…
  • Swarovski 14

    Carole Guevin
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Nejc Polovsak aka Twistedpoly is a designer, director & motion graphics artist – was invited by friends from Kompost in Zurich on a project showcasing new watch collection from Swarovski. His role was setting up and animating most of the CG elements, along with shading and texturing.
  • Illusionisms

    Carole Guevin
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    The aggregation of everyday objects colorized and mounted to create a unique shape or perspective, she definitely deserves the title of illusionist extraordinaire. _______ Elise works at the intersection of photography and sculpture. She explores the relationship between two and three dimensions, and what it means to take, or make, a photograph.
  • TXOKOSI rocks!

    Carole Guevin
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Cute don’t even start to describe these products. The pillows I hope to offer JF & I to celebrate our 25 anniversary knowing each other. I’m thinking ‘U’ & ‘I’ ;)) _______ TXOKOSI is a product line of ‘Little cute things’ which is owned and was created by Kitxune, a multi-disciplinary digital design and software development studio based in Bilbao / ES
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    Remodelista

  • Object Lessons: The Autumnal Broom

    Megan Wilson
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The broom, enemy of spiders and friend to witches, has been aiding household cleaning since the dawn of domestic history. Initially made of anything on hand, from reeds to corn husks, the broom as we know it has evolved thanks to the early Anglo Saxons, who turned the craft into an organized trade. Besom squires, as these tradesmen were known, gathered the brushlike twigs of birch trees and bound them with willow wisps around a thicker tree branch, often made of hazel. This gave us the broom associated with witches, complete with crooked stick and untrimmed dark twigs. The modern…
  • Glamorous Pendant Lights from a French Designer

    Julie Carlson
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Moody and glamorous: We're coveting the entire lighting line from Parisian designer Philippe Daney (best of all, they're LEDs). Here are some examples: Above: The Twisted Glass Globe Lamp is €179 ($228.58) from Merci in Paris. Above: Daney was inspired by industrial trouble lights in his design for the Lamp Phy. Above: The Lamp Phy by Philippe Daney is €103.23 ($131.83) from La Redoute. Looking for more options? See our posts on Pendant Lighting, including 10 Glamorous Pendant Lights for Under $200. And for inspiration, browse the hundreds of Lighting picks in our Photo Gallery. More…
  • The Lovely Bones: A Stripped-Down Bistro in Paris

    Julie Carlson
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's barely two years old, but neo-gastropub Bones, in Paris, has been called "furiously sceney" (Civilian Global), "testosterone-and-punk-rock fueled" (Diane, A Broad), and a place with "that elusive 'something's happening' vibe" (Lola Is Beauty). Located on a side street in Paris's 11th Arrondissement, Bones was an Irish pub before Australian-born chef James Henry came on the scene and excavated the space. Exposed pipes? Check. Stone walls? Check. Concrete floors and cracked original white tiles? Yes. The focus is on the food and the crowd and the music, and it all works. Photography via…
  • 10 Favorites: Spooky Black Pianos

    Izabella Simmons
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I vividly remember the day my father and I went to pick out my first piano. He found it in the Sunday classifieds: It was an old black upright in dire need of a tune-up—perfect for an eager six year-old. I played it constantly for the next 12 years, and it's still a fixture in my parents' house, where it stands dark and tall. There's definitely something mysterious about black uprights. Though they make less of a design statement than their grand counterparts, the humble vertical piano in the right surrounding strikes a moody, pleasingly haunted note. Take a look at these 10 examples, and…
  • Steal This Look: A Versatile Holiday Table Arrangement

    Alexa Hotz
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    We know we're not the only ones who notice the increasing advancement of the holiday season each year (I even saw Halloween decor seeping into stores this past July). At times it's as though the three tiers of holidays from October to December have melded into a never-ending retail loop. Which is probably why the idea of all-purpose holiday decor is so appealing, in particular to those short on time. Last year we took note of the pan-holiday dining room by Amsterdam-based design blogger Desiree Groenendal of Vosges Paris, who strung a simple, adaptable ornament bar over her table.
 
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • When Objects Talk Back

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

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

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

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

    Jon Freach
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The business community’s growing interest in design recently took frog to Harvard’s Innovation Lab for a crash course in the process and techniques of sensemaking, or how we turn qualitative research data into design. frog Strategy Director Scott King, and Participatory Design Director Turi McKinley joined me to facilitate intense bootcamps for three classes in renowned Harvard Business School professor Srikant Datar’s Human Centered Design course. Professor Datar has been working with firms such as frog, IDEO, Luma Institute, SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking), and…
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    OutNext - Passionately Curious

  • For a Happy Home Take Mail Order Pride

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reasons you need to choose the professional service for web design

    Ben Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    After recession and job cut backs globally, start-ups and small businesses have emerged immensely. People are relying on their little businesses than jobs and taking little by little of the market share. The market competition is getting fierce and tougher with each passing day. Businesses have seen much more innovative ways in setting up, marketing  [ Read More ]
  • How to choose a professional design company for custom logos

    Ben Johnson
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    It is highly crucial that as a business person you understand the significant role of a unique, creative and custom logo in today’s highly competitive, social media driven, smart marketing and web savvy world. With the help of an inspiring and engaging logo design, you can reach your target market through online and offline forums,  [ Read More ]
  • The effective tips for your web design

    Ben Johnson
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Many people claim themselves as expert designers in the market to lure clients and charge huge amount for even simple designs. The training and courses related to websites have become common, increasing the number of amateurs and freelancers bombarding the market. You don’t need a non-professional for a professional and user-friendly online interface. You need  [ Read More ]
  • Custom logo design for strong business promotion

    Ben Johnson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Is your logo a separate entity from your business? Not at all! Your logo is your brand face where all the promotional techniques, branding and advertisements are dependent on your business symbol. Your marketing collateral is incomplete without a professional, custom and creative logo. You cannot execute your promotional techniques without your business logo. So,  [ Read More ]
  • The effective tips for your web design

    Ben Johnson
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Many people claim themselves as expert designers in the market to lure clients and charge huge amount for even simple designs. The training and courses related to websites have become common, increasing the number of amateurs and freelancers bombarding the market. You don’t need a non-professional for a professional and user-friendly online interface. You need  [ Read More ]
 
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • Smoked Gouda Pumpkin Dip

    Amy Locurto
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    My favorite cheese right now is smoked gouda. I could eat it all day! Last fall I made a pumpkin dip recipe with another one of my favorites, goat cheese. This year, I tried a similar recipe using my new fave smoked gouda and it turned out delicious! This easy dip recipe ready in just 20 minutes will be a hit at holiday parties, game-days, or casual get togethers. This creamy dip contains a delightful mix of salty and sweet flavors from the smokey gouda cheese and pumpkin. With a sprinkle of toppings such as peppers and crispy bacon bits, you also get an extra crunch with your bite. I…
  • DIY Disney Frozen Olaf Costume

    Amy Locurto
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’m betting that Disney Frozen Halloween costumes will be super popular on trick or treat night. And just as I thought, my daughter wanted to be Olaf, her favorite Frozen character. We looked at all of the Frozen costumes that you can buy and she didn’t approve of any of them. Instead, she wanted me to make her something “cool”. I whipped up this homemade costume and thought it turned out really cute for such little effort! This is something anyone can make last-minute for an adorable Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Costume. What you’ll need: (more…)
  • Paper Flower Craft – How to Add Color to Your Home!

    Amy Locurto
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I adore color. My style is definitely the brighter the better! But in my home, I like to add subtle pops of color that I can easily change with the seasons. I hope you enjoy these tips for adding color to your home along with this fun Paper Flower Craft Tutorial! You will be surprised by what the flowers are made from:-) (more…)
  • Halloween Party Ideas #LivingCreative

    Amy Locurto
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    I had a blast looking through all of your Halloween and Fall ideas for the come back of  Living Creative Thursday earlier this month! Today, I’m happy to be featuring some fantastic Halloween Party Ideas by YOU! Thanks to everyone who shared how they have been creative! 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. The goal is to create community, get to know others and inspire each other with our Creative Living. Not only is it a fun way to share…
  • Halloween Party Ideas & Free Printable Wine Labels

    Amy Locurto
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    A Halloween party doesn’t have to take a lot of time to plan, especially with these fun and simple ideas I’m sharing with you today! You can certainly plan a last-minute spooktacular evening with these inspiring ideas and free party printables. Ristorante Pizza is my go-to frozen pizza to keep in my freezer, because it makes the perfect party appetizer and tastes like homemade. Today, I’m featuring their delicious Pizza Formaggi & Pomodori for my Halloween Party. Packed with Edam, Mozzarella, Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes, it’s a pizza full of flavor that…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Jacquelyn Clark’s Simply Chic Home Office {Office Tour}

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

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

    Sarah Weiner
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    All photos courtesy of Kimberly Chau photography.   Describe your office space to us:  My “office” so to speak, is one of my favorite spots in my home. It’s the perfect mix of sleek and feminine. I love that I’m able to feel lovely yet “make it happen” without being too distracted with the pretty.... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Sabrina’s Bright, Cozy and a Dash of Glam Home Office Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}
  • Adding Glam to your Workspace-One Desk, Three Ways.

    Sarah Weiner
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This week in one of the private office’s at WORK. I had some fun styling the white desk a few different ways: shabby glam chic, tuxedo glamour and dazzling purple. Although a white desk may seem overwhelming, it is the perfect blank canvas. In an office space, YOU have the creative freedom to express your personal... View full post > Related posts: Perfectly Styled—Gold + Glam Workspace Get Glam at Work: Accessories + Office Supplies for a Pop of Glamour High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this Glam Cottage Workspace
  • Ask The Office Stylist: Paint Color Dilemma

    Sarah Weiner
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    This week, I received a great question from a reader about paint colors in an office space. Karin asks: “I am renovating my office space and I am stuck in choosing paint colors. What’s the current paint color obsession for today in terms of office? I love chic interiors.” Don’t Fret.  It’s easy to get stuck when trying to... View full post > Related posts: 3 Colors to Paint Your Office if You’re Afraid of Color Office Style Tip of the Week: Step 2. Color & Conquer Poll Results: “What Color Would you Paint your Office?”
 
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    Naldz Graphics

  • Impressive Hot Foil Stamped Business Cards You Should See

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

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

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

    Christie Ann
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Paintings, drawings, or any illustrations are all about the artists’ self-expression of what they feel. One of the artist’s works is to make a statement of some kind, like satirical illustrations , a tool to bring attention to both particular and wider issues in society. Satire is a genre of literature, sometimes graphics and performing arts, in which vices, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, society itself, into improvement. Agim Sulaj is a satirist illustrator from Albania whose primary passion is to paint.
  • Useful And Free Long Shadow Icons For Your Designs

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Flat designs have proved to be one of the neatest and eye-catching designs for a while now. With started some sub-styles which include long shadow designs which give more effect without ruining its minimalist design. They are usually applied to web elements – mostly icons. If you’re looking for these cool-looking icons, then you’re in the right place. Here we have looked for some of the beautiful and Free Long Shadow Icons that you can add to your designs. Most of them are free for personal and commercial use while others licenses can be purchased. Nevertheless, it is always best The…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Most Popular Google Play App Categories 2014

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

    derfrankie
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    The newest Photoshop CC 2014 update brings a new tool for Android and iOS Developers to extract the assets you need in the various screen resolutions. Since Adobe is always leaning towards iOS/Apple than Android the preset settings are geared toward iOS. Here is the quick 6 step workflow to make it work for Android. Create your Assets for the highest resolution (xxhdpi right now) and rename all the layers to the filenames you want to give. Make sure that all you layers are vector based or converted to smart-objects Resize your document to mdpi = 33% (if you start resolution was xxhdpi) Then,…
  • Why You're Losing Design Proposals

    derfrankie
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Great and short read. Some points might be obvious, but it would make a great checklist to hang as a poster on the wall. Why You’re Losing Design ProposalsAll that hard work for nothing! Here, 11 tips for winning proposals and securing lucrative contracts.
  • Coldplay does it right – live concert, without video, but live social stream

    derfrankie
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    Great move from Coldplay – stream their concert live. You might say, that’s not news, but they do a couple of things right. http://www.coldplayaustralia.com.au/#/social-feed First, they use a dedicated site they own, instead of one of the big companies. So I imagine, that the site will be still there when you read this post. Second, they have a social stream and photos to give you beyond the music a way to experience it. In my opinion in a better way than even video would do.
  • Log when you are at work automatically with IFTTT

    derfrankie
    25 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    I found immediately a useful use case for the new IFTTT on Android – log when I’m in the office. So I can check my working hours and when I actually worked. I shared it so check it out.
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    Rames Studios

  • iPhone 6 Plus Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pensar Creates 3D Printed Footwear

    Dexigner
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Pensar has developed a 3D printed footwear concept that pushes the boundaries of personalization to create a truly bespoke shoe for every user.
  • Breaking New Ground: Designing Affordable Housing for the Coachella Valley Workforce

    Dexigner
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Breaking New Ground is an international design and ideas competition addressing the urgent affordable housing needs of farmworker and service worker families in the Coachella Valley.
  • Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence 2015

    Dexigner
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    The 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence is now open for entries. The award celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation's cities.
  • Hotel MdR Marina del Rey

    Levent Ozler
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Indidesign recently designed the exterior, lobby, bar, restaurant, and outdoor living space of the newly renovated Hotel MdR Marina del Rey -­ a DoubleTree by Hilton.
  • Dutch Design Week 2014

    Levent Ozler
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The thirteenth edition of the Dutch Design Week will be held October 18-26, 2014 in Eindhoven.
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    The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

  • Amber and Ben Clohesy and Family

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Australian Homes Amber and Ben Clohesy and Family by Lucy Feagins, Editor This unique home in Melbourne’s leafy suburb of Hawthorn belongs to designer and retailer Amber Clohesy (of The Woodsfolk and Down to the Woods), her partner Ben, and their young children Willow and Tilda. With its versatile layout and distinctive circular internal courtyard, this clever little house channels an almost mid-century aesthetic, though it was designed and built a little more recently, in 2000! The unique Hawthorn home of Amber and Ben Clohesy of The Woodsfolk .  The homes’ circular courtyard…
  • Ochazuke with marinated tuna

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Tasty Tuesday Ochazuke with marinated tuna Julia Busuttil Nishmura & Nori Nishimura Ochazuke is a delicate dish of rice with a simple green tea and dashi broth poured over.  Bright and clean in flavour, the version Julia and Nori share today is served with delicious sliced sashimi tuna, and a sprinkling of nori flakes and sesame seeds. Nourishing, simple and easy. Ochazuke with marinated tuna.  Bowl by Sarah Schembri. Recipe – Julia Busuttil Nishimura & Norihiko Nishimura, Styling – Lucy Feagins, styling assistant – Nat Turnbull, photo – Eve Wilson. Various…
  • Resident GP

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Shopping Resident GP by Lucy Feagins, Editor Gabi Sidhu and Pawel Gaca are partners in business and life, with very different career backgrounds which have proved invaluable in the planning and launch of their impressive online store, Resident GP earlier this year. Gabi Sidhu and Pawel Gaca  from new Melbourne based online store Resident GP.  Photo – Ben Clement. Homewares from new Melbourne based online store Resident GP.  Styling – Marsha Golemac, Photo – Brooke Holm. Homewares from new Melbourne based online store Resident GP.  Styling – Marsha Golemac,…
  • DesignByThem

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Shopping DesignByThem by Amber Creswell Bell Today our awesome Sydney contributor Amber Creswell Bell introduces us to well loved Chippendale based design studio DesignByThem, co-founded by UTS graduates Nicholas Karlovasitis and Sarah Gibson in 2006! Locally manufactured chairs and stools by Sydney based design studio DesignByThem. Photo – Rachel Kara for The Design Files. Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis of DesignByThem in their Chippendale studio.  Photo – Rachel Kara for The Design Files. DesignByThem ‘Butter’ chairs, created from 100% recycled…
  • Sandra Eterovic

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Interview Sandra Eterovic by Lucy Feagins, Editor With qualifications in art history, art and design, Melbourne artist and illustrator Sandra Eterovic‘s incredible talent has led her from drawing cartoon characters for boxer shorts (!), to working as a freelance illustrator and artist, making custom illustrations for a host of editorial clients, and staging exhibitions of original artworks under her own name. Sandra’s quirky sense of humour is evident in most of her prolific creative output, and she likes to think of her artwork as ‘occasionally wry’, because…
 
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Most Popular Google Play App Categories 2014

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

    derfrankie
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    The newest Photoshop CC 2014 update brings a new tool for Android and iOS Developers to extract the assets you need in the various screen resolutions. Since Adobe is always leaning towards iOS/Apple than Android the preset settings are geared toward iOS. Here is the quick 6 step workflow to make it work for Android. Create your Assets for the highest resolution (xxhdpi right now) and rename all the layers to the filenames you want to give. Make sure that all you layers are vector based or converted to smart-objects Resize your document to mdpi = 33% (if you start resolution was xxhdpi) Then,…
  • Why You're Losing Design Proposals

    derfrankie
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Great and short read. Some points might be obvious, but it would make a great checklist to hang as a poster on the wall. Why You’re Losing Design ProposalsAll that hard work for nothing! Here, 11 tips for winning proposals and securing lucrative contracts.
  • Coldplay does it right – live concert, without video, but live social stream

    derfrankie
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:59 am
    Great move from Coldplay – stream their concert live. You might say, that’s not news, but they do a couple of things right. http://www.coldplayaustralia.com.au/#/social-feed First, they use a dedicated site they own, instead of one of the big companies. So I imagine, that the site will be still there when you read this post. Second, they have a social stream and photos to give you beyond the music a way to experience it. In my opinion in a better way than even video would do.
  • Log when you are at work automatically with IFTTT

    derfrankie
    25 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    I found immediately a useful use case for the new IFTTT on Android – log when I’m in the office. So I can check my working hours and when I actually worked. I shared it so check it out.
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    Logo Design Love

  • Design Matters: Tom Geismar

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

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

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

    David Airey
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I just read an article that isn’t related specifically to logos, but it’s one of the better collections of words in favour of saying no when for-profit companies ask for free work. “This isn’t just about unpaid labor. One reason people, especially young people with creative aspirations, work for free is to form valuable relationships that will push their careers forward. But you can’t form a valuable relationship with a rich person who can afford to but won’t pay you a reasonable wage, because your entire relationship with that rich person is based on their failure to…
  • A few things #3

    David Airey
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:32 am
    Phil Clements and the creation of the Champions League logo, on The Independent, via Emblemetric. Origins of the Yankees’ interlocking NY logo. A nice marketing idea for this juice brand where the bottle logo can be peeled and stuck elsewhere. By London-based Jese Siu, via Graphic Birdwatching. Unit Editions is following up Manuals 1 with Manuals 2. The equally excellent-looking compilation of identity guidelines is available for pre-order on the Unit Editions website. Previously: A few things #2
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    swissmiss

  • Perfect Acceptance

    swissmiss
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    “Once you free yourself from the need for perfect acceptance, it’s a lot easier to launch work that matters.” – Seth Godin
  • ♥ / No more crappy spatulas

    swissmiss
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    A big thank you to Get It Right (GIR) for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed. Get It Right (GIR) makes kitchen tools with attitude. Their flagship unibody silicone spatula is the internet’s best-reviewed spat — and the internet never lies. The folks at GIR are launching a Kickstarter campaign for a series of silicone lids to top any pot or turn any bowl into a storage container (seeing is believing). To get in on the action, check out their campaign here. SwissMiss readers can also get their very own GIR Spatula for an excellent 20% off at productofgir.com with code HEARTSWISSMISS. But…
  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Tiffany Pratt, speaker at CreativeMornings/Toronto during the COLOR month. - Not sure how a copy of Symbol landed on my desk, but I wish I would have had it back in the days when I still designed identities for clients. Symbol: The Reference Guide to Abstract and Figurative Trademarks - Stay Awesome Tote - Write a manifesto. - In love with this old-school leather camera bag. - Hey nerdy parents, check out this legit Halloween costume. Scroll to the bottom. (via) - Someone strapped a GoPro to an eagle flying over Paris & mon dieu, it’s magnifique! - Article: Who Gets the Conference…
  • Switch Port: A dry-erase light switch

    swissmiss
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    This light switch with a built in dry-erase board is smart and useful. A brainchild of 16 year old Nick Bain. Hat tip! (thanks Zerlina)
  • The Bézier Game

    swissmiss
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Here’s a game that helps you master Bézier curves. If you’re a designer, you know what they are. If not, read this.
 
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

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

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Children deserve much more attention in urban planning than what they are getting currently. As small children and toddlers are not likely to raise their voices to demand the attention, it is up to us adults to do something about it. We need to support, demand and finance more initiatives that help children – and their parents – enjoy the outdoors, even in urban settings. French urban planning and architecture firm Espace Libre, has created a delightful multi-functional play area for toddlers in the commune of Alfortville, located 7.6 kilometres (4.7 miles) from the centre of…
  • Dune Villa in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If we had only one word to describe this residence, we’d use harmony. If we’d have just two, we’d use harmony and elegance. Luckily, we can use many more, and timeless is a third word that comes to mind immediately. Architects Geert Bosch and Annemariken Hilberlink of Berlicum, Netherlands-based HILBERINKBOSCH architects designed this timeless gem for a couple whose children have already left the house. The villa is located in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a municipality in the Dutch province of Utrecht. The key to the harmonious elegance of the house is the way it sits on its site.
  • Le Mistral Gift Shop in Tokyo

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like its namesake, the Paris-Nice express train of the 1950s, Le Mistral gift shop in Tokyo is precise and orderly. With its navy blue base color and strict visual rules reminiscent of a dapper railway uniform, the interior is an effective vessel to display the tightly (strictly) edited selection of gift items from around the world. Designed by Jumpei Matsushima of JP architects, the 61 square-meter (656 sq.ft.) shop is also thoroughly Japanese in its sparse coloring and its neat and exact (precise)  division of space in ever-repeating rectangles. By giving clear rules (in both meanings…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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    Lovely Package

  • Gaea Fruit Bars

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

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

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

    Lovely Package
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Designed by Springetts Brand Design Consultants | Country: united Kingdom “Brief: We were asked to develop concepts that explored hypothetical positionings for how eggs could better satisfy or respond to consumer needs.  One of the many thoughts we had was how this commodity category could respond better to concerns related to CSR issues such as food miles and related freshness.  We were intrigued by the notion that, while early adopters of CSR issues find it easy to support a cause, it is harder to convert mass-market consumers unless there is something in it for them – such as…
  • Student Work – Marcel Messner

    Lovely Package
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Designed by Marcel Messner | Country: Germany | Pair with: Converse “Honest, authentic, strong – that’s KOLBEN, a real beer for real men. It’s the perfect refreshment after you spent a whole day in the forest chopping wood for your fireplace. In this student project of the masters-program Packaging, Design & Marketing at Stuttgart Media University in Germany the task was to create a unique beverage brand including marketing, packaging and graphic design. From the earliest concepts to the production of the bottles and secondary packaging, we produced everything…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Philips Afterglow Lights Up Ski Slopes

    Duncan Macleod
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Philips TV and Atomic Skis have launched “Afterglow”, a short film using massive lighting and LED suits to film skiers on the slopes at night in Alaska and British Colombia. Ski slopes were lit up using eight 4,000-watt lights, accented by smaller contrast and fill lights. Skiers wore suits each fitted with 7000 LEDs. ‘Afterglow’ celebrates the benefits of unique Philips Ambilight TV lighting technology and shows how light can completely transform an experience. Ambilight throws a glow of light matching on-screen colours onto the wall behind the TV thus virtually expanding the…
  • North Face Shop Floor Disappears

    Duncan Macleod
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    North Face Korea is promoting the “Never Stop Exploring” message with a stunt filmed in a pop-up store in Seoul. Customers shopping for ski jackets suddenly found the displays ascending into the ceiling, and the floor disappearing below them, exposing a safety landing pad. Around them the walls were lined with rock-climbing holds. A North Face jacket was lowered from the ceiling with the message, “Time limit of 30 seconds. Go GET the North Face down jacket”. North Face Korea is challenging customers to discover their own strength as they face unexpected challenges.
  • Chanel No 5 The One That I Want

    Duncan Macleod
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Chanel No 5 has launched “The One That I Want”, a 3 minute commercial featuring Gisele Bündchen, Michiel Huisman and Lo-Fang, set to a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. A woman, a destiny, a perfume. N°5 #theonethatiwant. The film follows on from Baz Luhrmann’s film featuring Nicole Kidman, launched in 2004. Gisele plays the role of a woman who explores life and love as a surfer, a mother, a model and a partner. Credits Filming was shot in Fiji (surf), Montauk (beach) and New York City (studio and club), by Bazmark director Baz…
  • Google launches Android Lollipop

    Duncan Macleod
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Google has launched Android 5.0 Lollipop, the new mobile operating system, in association with a range of new Nexus devices, Motorola’s Nexus 6, HTC’s Nexus 9, and the Asus Nexus Player. Previewed at Google I/O, the open source software platform comes with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. A key feature, Material Design, ensures that design is consistent across devices. Content responds to the user’s touch or voice, in more intuitive ways. Transitions between tasks are more fluid. Commercials for the new Android Lollipop platform include “Be Together, Not The…
  • Keep Your Clothes Looking Young’s

    Duncan Macleod
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    After Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything their family had worked to build since 1940, Young’s Dry Cleaning teamed with CPR + Partners to completely redevelop the brand and design a cost-conscious set of tactics to incrementally increase their free pick-up and delivery business. In the three short years since launching the brand, Young’s free pick-up and delivery business has increased by an astounding 243%, in-store sales increased 11%, and overall sales are up 25%—all at a time when dry cleaning is losing customers nationally. After a thorough planning process, the CPR design team…
 
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  • An Inside Scoop On Strictly Come Dancing With Alison Hammond

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

    Richard Darell
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    To live a good life we all know that saving should be applied in most areas of life. Some may argue that saving money is the most important; however, saving is universal and will almost always lead to a better lifestyle. When it comes to energy, saving could impact your lifestyle in a huge and positive way. Not only because you’re saving money, but because you’re making the world a better place as well. It’s important to recognize that the ways you can save energy [...]The post 4 Tips On How To Save Energy In Your Home [Infographic] appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Dedicated Geeks Go All Out To Get Elven Ears

    Richard Darell
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The line that divides a geek and an ultimately dedicated geek has been crossed. A new kind of geek has emerged, and it’s a geek that doesn’t fear physical pain to stay true to his or her fandom. There are many examples of custom geek creations that we have shown throughout the years here at Bit Rebels, but what you are about to witness is something out of the ordinary. How far would you be ready to go in order to look more like an elf? [...]The post Dedicated Geeks Go All Out To Get Elven Ears appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Mighty Mug Is Your Unspillable Beverage Container

    Richard Darell
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We all know how it goes. We wake up all inspired and looking forward to our morning coffee. Without it, our day will be utterly depressing, long and without a doubt a long drawn out yawn. We’re all merry and unaware that within just a few minutes, when we’re on our way to work, we’ll knock our cup over and spill the scorching hot coffee all over ourselves. I think we all know where it’s heading from here on after, right? Well, the unspillable cup [...]The post Mighty Mug Is Your Unspillable Beverage Container appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • How Ebola Spreads And How To Prevent Getting Infected [Infographic]

    Richard Darell
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Each and every day we are bombarded with news about the Ebola virus. Statistics vary and breaking news are rewritten seemingly every hour. For many, it’s a worrying development to see the virus jump quarantine borders and the rumors of how it spreads gets more outlandish for each that goes by. The question on everyone’s mind is probably why we don’t have a cure for the virus yet and of course if you can do something to prevent it. What makes Ebola such a frightening [...]The post How Ebola Spreads And How To Prevent Getting Infected [Infographic] appeared first on Bit…
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  • Transforming Table is Like a Giant Block of Jenga Pieces

    Delana
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The more purposes a single piece of furniture can serve in a home, the more indispensable it becomes in a household. By that logic, the PixelTable from Studio Intussen is the one piece of furniture that no house should be without. Just like the name implies, the PixelTable is made up of lots of small pieces: long rectangular blocks. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 8-Way Transforming Table is Poetic Geometry in Motion Transforming Swarm Table Inspired by Movement in Nature 3 Functions, 2 Pieces, 1 Super Transforming Furniture Hero 3D Pixel…
  • Cast Concrete Home Blends Slick Modern + Rough Traditional

    Delana
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This neighborhood in Nanjing, China is full of beautifully weathered old stone homes, but one grey structure stands out from the rest. The Concrete Slit House from AZL Architects is a visually stunning piece of architecture: a bit of ultra-modern cast concrete in the middle of traditional masonry homes. The structure was cast using five centimeter wood planks that give its exterior a deceptive woodgrain appearance. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Concrete Home Shows Design is in the (Absence of) Details Cast Concrete Art House Turns Space &…
  • Roll With it: Stylish Laser Cut Wood and Leather Handbag

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Dubbed a "technical bag" by its designers, Plaat is an elegant bag constructed of laser cut wood and lined in leather. The cut wood is flexible and easily rolls up into a stylish carryall. Plaat was created by design duo Qoowl, consisting of Quinten Peuling and Wisse Trooster, and in cooperation with menswear designer Dewi Bekker. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Cinnamon Roll House Wraps Steel Plane in a Wood Frame Knit Leather & Wood Contemporary Lounge Chair Design Leather Furniture Collection Upcycled from Used Suitcases Vintage Leather…
  • Waste Not: Trash Marble Turned Into 6 Beautiful Home Objects

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Any type of manufacturing results in waste - sometimes shocking amounts of it. When designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti decided to see what they could make from "waste" marble tiles, they came up with some exceptional objects. The 40cm X 40cm square tiles of Carrara marble were discarded but still usable. Using a water jet cutter, the design duo cut the squares into shapes that fit together easily to form elegant objects. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Real Decommissioned Weapons Turned Into Home Objects From Waste to Wonderful: Lovely…
  • Twin Volume Home Surrounds Connecting Glass Enclosure

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As you walk along a steep, narrow street in a quiet area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, away from the train station and toward the sea, a peculiar and lovely home comes into view. It is the Home in Gokurakuji, designed by architect Naoya Kawabe. The home was built in an area where the road appears to be cut into the hillside. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
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  • Marco Brambilla Serves Up A Film Lovers Last Supper On Porcelain.

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Oh, how I’d love to set my table with these plates. The Last Supper (Megaplex) by videographer and artist Marco Brambilla is a set 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.
  • Chic Little Prefab Rental Home Near Joshua Tree Is A Hip Hideaway.

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Looking for a hip, remote and romantic place to stay? The Rock Reach House, a prefab home built by Blue Sky Systems along with Architect Lance... 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.
  • These Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner Are Incredibly Lifelike. Until You See Their Size.

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The artistry of crafting flowers out of paper has become very popular as of late. They make great decorations for weddings, set design, parties,... 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.
  • We All Prefer Diamonds – When Packaged Like These Papelaria Memo Pads.

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here It’s all about the packaging when it comes to these Papelaria Diamond Note Pads. Gem shaped and embossed pads made of the finest paper from... 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.
  • Put Your Best Online Face Forward For Halloween With Emoji Masks.

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Jon Wheatley and Marshal Haas, the guys behind St.Louis-based needwant, put their heads together to come up with five fun ways to cover yours this... 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

  • Your SEO Strategy: What Some SEO Companies Don’t Want You To Know

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

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

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

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

    Crystal Paradis
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    We’re super excited to announce the addition of a third—count ‘em, three—creative director to the Vital team, in one Aaron Nickulas. Aaron joins Jesse Rand and Julia Ahumada to round out our trifecta of amazeballs (yes, that’s a word now) creative directors. Talk about a dream team. You may have noticed that Vital’s been growing, […] The post Vital Hires Aaron Nickulas as Third Kick-Ass Creative Director appeared first on Vital Design.
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    Beautiful Life

  • Nature Sweet “Stop the abuse!”

    Jessica
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today we want to show you fun and creative ads and at the same time 3D artwork of talented designer Julien Nicolas, France. The advertising video itself – Nature Sweet “Stop the abuse!”. And Julien have been in charge of the character modeling, texturing, shading of Mr. Tear, the big red tomato. Check the video […]
  • 20 Best Free Educational Templates and Themes

    Jessica
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’re looking for professional looking website template or theme for your educational project then you came to the right place. In this collection you will find great website templates and themes suitable for any learning center, educational classes, language courses or a website for school, college, university, teacher. The following website template will give […]
  • White Pod Eco Luxury Hotel in Swiss Alps

    Jessica
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A high-tech eco camp situated over 1700 meter high in the Swiss Alps in the village of Les Cerniers, White Pod Resort creates little igloo village and can house only 30 guests but it offers the ultimate in-luxury and adventure. The architectural fascinating high-tech tents, called the “pods” are made out of insulating fiber and […]
  • Room 322 Project by Francesco Ridolfi

    Jessica
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Room 322 is a fine art project by Francesco Ridolfi, an Italian photographer working between Italy and Belgium. “The airy luminosity of an ethereal space, aseptic and suspended, contrasts with the stolidity of these bodies – less than perfect in their awkward and authentic humanness. Statically present, the hotel room preserves its non-connection to sundry […]
  • Avo – Self-Cleaning Fish Tank by Susan Shelley

    Jessica
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A young British designer Suzy Shelley has just launched the only fish tank that never needs cleaning, water changing or a new filter. 15-litre fish tank Avo is packed full of innovative technology, enabling fish, plants and bacteria work together to create a balanced micro-ecosystem. All you will ever need to do is top up […]
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  • Braveheart in Kinetic Typography

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Braveheart in Typography. Scene from the movie BraveHeart, 1995, directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Speech by the main character, William Wallace, before t… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • Hero Arts Number Pattern Cling Stamp Reviews

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Hero Arts Number Pattern Cling Stamp Deeply etched designs deliver a clear, lasting impressionEasy to use, easy to store, reusable and made to lastStamps cling securely to clear acrylic blocksEach design is a Hero Arts originalHeirloom quality, made by hand in the United States A pleasing jumble of numbers makes for a great urban graffiti-type background. Handmade by us in the Hero Arts tradition, Hero Arts' cling stamps are deeply etched from top quality rubber for a lifetime of use. They cling to acrylic blocks and have a full-sized indexed label for precise and easy placement. List Price:…
  • How to identify fonts typefaces on websites

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
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  • Disney Store Planes: Fire & Rescue Lunch Tote

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    Disney Store Planes: Fire & Rescue Lunch Tote Vinyl font with holographic screen art of DustyFood-grade interior lining/Two zip pulls/ Interior ID labelInsulated interior/ Top handle/ Detachable adjustable shoulder strapInterior mesh compartment with self-stick fabric fastenerAccessory loop attaches easily to our Planes: Fire & Rescue Backpack, sold separately Sky candy Our handsome Planes: Fire & Rescue Lunch Tote is perfect for your little one's air meal delivery. Featuring an interior mesh compartment and detachable shoulder strap, this roomy bag will hold everything your pilot needs to…
  • Typographic Poster Design Tutorial in Illustrator (Part 2)

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Project Files: http://www.designcourse.com/videos/design-a-typographic-poster-in-adobe-illustrator-cc-part-2/43 – Now we’ll finish up our typographic poster … Video Rating: 5 / 5 This is a tutorial based on the 51st Grammy Awards Poster and is meant to be a tribute to this and the other similar tutorials out there. Video Rating: 5 / 5
 
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    Zuno Design Studios Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Invest in Knowledge is Beautiful!

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

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

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

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

    david
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Rare opportunity to join our beautiful team. Looking for writer / blogger editorial all-rounder and a middleweight information designer / visualiser for our commercial studio. Details.
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  • 10 Website Design Mistakes That Designers Ignore (But Shouldn’t)

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

    alexbu
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    WordPress themes come in default and are also developed with new implementations. Before using these themes one must know everything about WordPress functions that go on to develop the themes. There are a wide range of functionalities that need to be known to move forward with the development processes. Needs for projects must be known to develop functions. There are some common WordPress functions that meet the requirement of theme developments. Custom avatar Bloggers and people posting comments on blogs usually have online avatars. Default avatars are available and customized avatar designs…
  • Top50 Most Attractive CMS Themes

    alexbu
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Top rated themes are selected to make your search for a perfect template for your website even more comfortable and effortless. Instead of spending hours of surfing the Internet and checking out numerous websites, it’s more practical to have a look at top best themes, which are already picked out among thousands of others by the professional analysis. So, is there any sense in wasting precious time for a search instead of devoting it to prosperity of your business and taking advantage out of it? Let’s consider what makes any types of products be bestsellers? What makes one thing be…
  • Infographic: Twitter Bootstrap – A Futuristic Framework for the Dictates of the Present

    alexbu
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mark Otto (@mdo) and Jacob Thornton (@fat) released Twitter Bootstrap to the world in August 2011, since then this powerful framework has been creating waves in the web development arena. With provision for a high level of customization and interactivity in websites, this mobile first framework is smooth, intuitive and quick. Owing to its ability to create websites and web applications in a quick, easy and efficient manner it has found many takers, from the top 1 million sites around 28,784 sites utilize Twitter Bootstrap. With its numerous tools useful for web related creations this…
  • What Makes Titanium Framework Ideal For New Players In App Development

    alexbu
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whether you have most talented developers under your roof or not, your startup company will need a robust framework to make strives for business success. There are numerous factors that are required to be considered while creating an advanced application. Mobile applications often become a big challenge even for the well-versed developers. As they are required to focus on several aspects of mobile app development. However, a proficient framework and development tools can definitely help them accomplish the task with utmost precision and efficiency. If you are looking for the most efficient…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Illustrator Kustaa Saksi Debuts in Marimekko’s 2015 Collection

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, who is best known for his layered, richly detailed visual narratives, stars in Marimekko’s 2015 Home collection, having contributed two vivid aquatic motifs to the textile house’s latest fabric selections. Saksi’s multicolored Merivuokko (anemone) and monochromatic Meriheinä (seagrass) designs—both of which will be presented in several colorways, and applied to the Finnish brand’s home textiles and tableware—mark a departure from Marimekko’s signature graphic prints, offering up a contrasting suite of elaborate,…
  • Ama Light Installaton by Michael Anastassiades and FLOS

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    A recent collaboration between the London-based Cypriot designer Michael Anastassiades and Italian lighting company FLOS yielded a ravishing light installation at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Ama—a poetically beautiful art piece comprised of opaline spheres, and arranged in a circle uncannily resembling a giant string of pearls—was conceived by the designer as an homage to the Ama women of Japan, who, in a tradition dating back 2,000 years, plumbed the ocean’s depths in search of watery treasures, including pearls. Residing within Ama’s twenty…
  • Blu Dot Sale: Save 20% Oct 18 – Nov 9

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Blu Dot, already well-known for its smart, well crafted, and accessibly-priced range of modern furniture, lighting, storage solutions, and decorative home products, is now on sale at a whopping 20% off. Beginning today, and continuing through November 9th, save on Blu Dot’s collection of tailored modern sofas, streamlined modern desks, inventive chairs, and a well-curated selection of modern home accessories—all for the taking at deeply discounted prices. Is there a more design-savvy way to kick off the weekend? Shop the Blue Dot sale here >
  • Adjustable Table Trestle by Mark Braun Studio

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Germany’s Mark Braun Studio has created a table trestle for German brand Thonet that can support a tabletop whether used as a single element or in a paired configuration. The m01 Trestle has a unique tubular steel profile consisting of 3 legs and two distinctive non-parallel horizontal bars that echo the frame of a bicycle. Adjustable to a range of heights (up to 33 inches) the elegantly linear design is amenable to myriad tabletop uses, and designed to accommodate tabletops spanning 31-62 inches in length. Five color choices—black, white, red, dark green, and mint—lend…
  • Philippe Starck’s Prefab PATH House Is Completed

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    An eco-sensitive pre fabricated house designed by Philippe Starck—which made the trade show rounds in 2013—has been fully constructed on the outskirts of Paris. PATH (Prefabricated Accessible Technology Homes), the acronym assigned this prototype, brings to life Stark’s dream of a “deeply modern” and environmentally responsible prefabricated house, one that can conceivably be ready for shipping in 6 months, and requiring no more than 2 weeks for onsite construction. A collaboration with Slovenian engineering firm Riko and a team of French ‘green’…
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    Design Milk

  • MÖKKI Planter/Lamp Pot by PECA

    Jaime Derringer
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    MÖKKI is the cutest little planter/lamp I’ve ever seen. Designed by Mexican design studio PECA, the hybrid tabletop piece would make an impressive centerpiece or coffee table conversation piece. The main shape is similar to that of a house surrounded by a mini-landscape that you design yourself using plants, stone, or whatever you’d like. It’s currently available in either onyx or marble. It was just shown for the first time at our WestEdge superPAC exhibition!
  • A Private Home in Paris by Julie Rosier

    Caroline Williamson
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    French architect Julie Rosier completed a new private home in Paris that consisted of redeveloping a duplex in the 14th district of the city. Adding her dose of creativity, the interior was revamped and upgraded and turned completely upside down. The kitchen and living rooms have been moved to the upper floor, while the bedroom and bathroom were relocated to the ground floor. The kitchen now is partially hidden behind a built-in box with graphical appeal. The grey squares and rectangles, on top of a yellow base, were inspired by Mondrian and the design now brings visual interest to the often…
  • Inspired Outdoor Cat Shelters by Architects for Animals

    Nanette Wong
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Architects for Animals, an awareness-raising initiative, brought together some of the best architecture and design firms to create some amazing outdoor cat shelters to benefit FixNation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to minimizing cat populations in a humane way. All the shelters were unveiled to the public during an exhibit named “Giving Shelter” this past September, and proceeds were donated to FixNation. Abramson Teiger Architects CAT CHALET By Space Int’l d3architecture Cat’s Cradle By DSH// architecture FERAL CAT SHELTER By Formation Association + Edgar…
  • Connecting Flight: Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage

    Gregory Han
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The experienced traveler knows whenever possible it’s best to strategize, to optimize, and pack everything into a carry-on, avoiding the wait-and-unpredictable-fate of checked-in luggage. But even those with a million frequent flier miles under their belt know there’s always room for improvement in the art of traveling light. Bluesmart might be that awaited upgrade, the first travel luggage designed from the ground up to work in harmony with mobile devices to help solve common concerns related to the goal of traveling efficiently. Besides the eye-catching blue detailing on the…
  • The Story Behind Dust

    Nanette Wong
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    We’ve featured a jewelry collection that’s made up of an unusual material, dust. Now, we examine another collection of bespoke vessels, telling the life story of dust. While dust is often viewed negatively, associated with dirty or unkempt environments, designer Lucie Libotte seeks to reimagine dust with Dust Matter(s). She looks at dust almost like a mirror— it reflects how we go about our daily life and our journey through life. She went to various homes collecting samples of dust, analyzing its components. Libotte then brought them to life by using them as a coat on…
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • Satellite Photography Turned Into Charming Rugs

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

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

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

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

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

  • Extrem Deluxe

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Creative Agency: Lavernia & Cienfuegos Project Type: Commercial work Client: Gallén-Ibáñez and AGR! for Agriculturas Diversas SLULocation: Valencia, SpainDeluxe packaging for premium sliced ham.EXTREM, a new Brand of Iberian, acorn-fed ham has been launched by Agriculturas Diversas, a Spanish company with a long tradition in the premium ham sector. EXTREM needed prestigious new packaging for their top product that could be bought as a special gift as the brand positions itself in gourmet shops around the world. The packaging needed to transmit the product’s extremely high quality to…
  • Bebeer

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    Creative Agency: CoretiProject Type: Produced, Commercial Work Location: Bergondo, Spain This is a project made for microbrewery. It is raised the possibility to create an image for each season (spring, summer, autumn and winter) representing them by a different figure. It is made in clear material, with white printing and red stamping. It is applied an ink that reacts with 5 ºC temperature, resulting a blue image when the bottle reaches the ideal temperature, making this brand different from the rest.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • PULSE Headset

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Creative Agency: CRE8 DESIGNProject Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: AntecLocation: Taiwan In order to recreate the pleasurable experience of unboxing a gift, CRE8 came up with these uniquely designed two-way opening box sleeves. Leaving one side transparent for showcasing the headset, the product name on the front and side surfaces is treated with die-cuts and spot varnish techniques to deliver a refined feeling.Exuding a trendy and edgy style that appeals to music lovers, the intuitive, user-friendly instructional icons and neatly arranged product information keep the exterior clean…
  • Morrisons Christmas 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:36 am
    Creative Agency: ElmwoodClient: MorrisonsProject Type: Commercial work Location: United KingdomMorrisons unveils new look Christmas rangeGlobal brand consultancy Elmwood, has worked with Morrisons to develop an impactful new visual identity for its Christmas 2014 packaging, which launches in stores this autumn. Elmwood has worked with the retailer to create a new look and feel for 2014 that captures the warmth and magic of the festive season, while ensuring the products are easy to find and stand out on the shelf. The new packaging concept will be used across the store, from Morrisons Market…
  • BG Meyer

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Creative Agency: Colangelo Packaging Group Creative Direction: Peter Smyth, Bri Lints & Michael Olsson Design: Megan Reddish & Stacy Infantas Photographer: Beresford Grant Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Dylan Austin, Davidoff of Geneva - Camacho Cigars Location: Tampa, USA The BG Meyer line of luxury cigars was the brainchild of Camacho Cigars in partnership with screenwriter Rob Weiss — best known for his acclaimed work on HBO’s Entourage. This new-to-market brand embraces the journey of life — not just the accomplishments one achieves. The brand celebrates men…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • 575 albums, 21.1 days, 68.62 GB

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    ??????????iTunes???????????575 albums, 21.1 days, 68.62 GB????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • The Vandalos

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    "The Vandals", this motley crew of customs features a wide array of platforms... Dunny, Munny, Trikky, MAD*L, Xico and Dude.
  • Mothership

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In collaboration with friends from FutureDeluxe, I had a chance to design, direct and animate the first of five diverse films to launch their new brand. Together with we created this fun, futuristic and color fueled animation short titled - Mothership.
  • The Birds

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ornithology. Colour pencil on canson. - We designed the lookbook for the AMI collection.
  • Aston Martin 'Legends' Book

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    A book to celebrate 100 years of Aston Martin through the ages capturing the very should of each of their models over the years from the very first Bamford Martin early car to the latest DBS and One77 models from Automotive Car Photographer Tim Wallace of AmbientLife
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    Designmodo

  • Make the Most of Your Design with a Hero Header

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

    Paula Borowska
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    You're reading Lessons Learned From Analyzing Material Design Components, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!If you read through Google’s material design documentation you know how detail oriented and extensive it is. When you look through the document you can learn many things. One of the greatest lessons is that it proves that it’s possible to create complex visual style guides. By no means is it easy but it is […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Mobile Devices and Responsive Design Patterns for a Successful Experience

    Stelian Subotin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:17 am
    You're reading Mobile Devices and Responsive Design Patterns for a Successful Experience, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Responsive web design is no longer a subject for discussion when it comes to any kind of website development because it is a crucial step. As designers and developers, we have got to understand the importance of effective responsive design and its role in maintaining a great experience for end users. We have passed the time […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Conduct a Usability Heuristic Evaluation

    Armen Ghazarian
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    You're reading How to Conduct a Usability Heuristic Evaluation, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!User experience works best when it’s incorporated into every stage of product development, starting from idea to development and testing. But usually things don’t happen that way and user experience specialists have to face the challenge of optimizing the existing product to become what we call “user friendly.” Well, better late than never. UX optimization […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Display Social Share Counts in WordPress as Text

    Agbonghama Collins
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    You're reading How to Display Social Share Counts in WordPress as Text, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!In the first part of this series, I showed you how to programmatically retrieve the share count of various social media networks from their respective APIs using PHP. In this final part, we will develop a WordPress plugin that displays the number of Facebook likes, Twitter posts, and social share count of a specific URL. […]Advertise here with BSA
 
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • 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…
  • Dinner’s ready | Kitchen inspiration

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

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

    Tabinda Noor
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Once again, the fantastic PixelKit team is getting ready to do another giveaway! Three of our lucky readers can nab one of 3 Annual Membership Subscriptions and gain ongoing access to their premium UI kits and design resources. If you are one of the three lucky winners you are going to enjoy an Annual Membership Account through 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,…
  • 7 Modern App Development Techniques Adapted By Enterprises

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

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

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

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

  • Infographic: 15 Things To Know About Your Pee

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Previously, we featured an infographic on poop-related facts and another one that tests you on the knowledge of your waste. This time, US-based Medical Billing & Coding has put together an infographic detailing 15 fun facts that you might not know about your pee. From being used as toothpaste to using its various colors as an indicator of health, learn more about your pee from the infographic below. Click to view full enlarged version Click to view full enlarged version Click to view full enlarged version Click to view full enlarged version [via Visualistan, images via Medical Billing &…
  • Woman Transforms Her Face Into Creepy Characters With Makeup

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Following the awesome make-up transformations that we have featured earlier, this Halloween-themed transformation might make you ditch your “scary” masks for the upcoming festivities. With some face paint and her skilled hands, makeup artist Nikki Shelley from Rugby, Warwickshire, transformed her face into zombies, monsters, skulls, and other terrifying characters. Check out Shelley’s incredible work below. [via Elite Daily, images via Nikki Shelley]
  • Designers, Get Font Inspirations With This Website

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Calling all designers, this website is built just for you. If you’ve ran out of ideas on perfect font pairings or fretted over how to best pair a certain font, hop on over to Typ.io for some dose of inspiration. Documenting aesthetically pleasing websites around the web and delving into their font usage, individuals can browse through the extensive examples provided. Alternatively, you can also check out recommended samples if you’ve already had a particular font in mind. Give it a try here. [via Typ.io]
  • Cheeky Egg Packaging Shows A Hen ‘Laying’ Fresh Eggs

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    UK brand design consultant Springetts was tasked to come up with a packaging design concept that would highlight the freshness of locally-produced free range eggs. They created a cheeky brand name called ‘Just Laid’, suggesting the idea of freshly laid eggs straight from the hen, which was creatively reinforced by three different expressive hen caricatures sitting on an exposed egg from the carton. What do you think of this egg carton design? [via TrendHunter, Lovely Package]
  • Striking Black & White Series Features Wildlife In Unexpected Urban Settings

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    As a reminder to fellow human beings that the world we live in is a shared one with other species and creatures, photographic artist Jason Mc Groarty created a striking black-and-white photo series. Titled ‘Totem’, the powerful images feature wildlife found in urban settings. The unconventional juxtaposition points out that the lines between wildlife and man are not as clear-cut and we have to be mindful of other species that we are cohabiting the environment with. Check out the full series here. [via Trend Hunter, images via Jason Mc Groarty]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Heighten your household’s senses with our new Perfume Your Bin competition!

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

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

    Aime
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    How can a bin pushing 60 still look this good? Our iconic Push Bin has had a facelift, softening its lines and highlighting its best features, transforming it into a very smooth operator indeed. It’s guaranteed to win your heart!  We’ve added three new stylish hues to perfect the range and sit alongside our well-known and well-loved Matt and Brilliant steel finishes. The Push Bin’s classic curves are now available in youthful Mineral Mint, Mineral Pink and Mineral Blue. These powdery pastel coatings make the iconic bin look both classy and contemporary with a hint of retro, pushing…
  • Design Insights Interview: Super-inspirational Eliza from Ergenstussenin!

    Aime
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    It’s time for our exclusive hot-off-the-press design insights interview! This week we are excited to welcome truly talented blogger Eliza from Ergenstussenin! We are huge fans of her style, so let’s get an insight into her world: You’re blog is incredibly stylish, sleek and inspirational, where did it all begin? I started blogging in 2012, about two and a half years ago. If I think about it, it seems like yesterday. But if you look at the blog, it’s ages ago. Since I started blogging I evolved and changed in so many ways and so did the blog. I learned to know myself in very…
  • Weigh it, stir it, bake it with our Kitchen Scales & Mixing Bowls!

    Aime
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    Can practical be beautiful? We think so. Introducing our little kitchen helpers that will give you an appetite for cooking! Please your inner chef with our well-loved Kitchen Scales and Mixing Bowls in hot new Passion Red and cool Pastel Mint colourways, helping to keep your kitchen stylish and on-trend. Why not embrace hot Passion Red to bring drama to your kitchen and make the room come alive? Or create a soothing space with smooth candy coloured Pastel Mint? Stir up your style with our Mixing Bowls in brand new Passion Red and Pastel Mint hues. The measurements on the inside of the bowl…
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    Never Say Cool

  • (sponsored video) Wilkinson Sword – Hydro Grooming

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

    Never Say Cool
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Did you think you had a cool chrono bike? Think twice! Mario Rossin was a chief builder at Colnago (a popular Italian bicycle manufacturer) and he is now famous for his innovations in aerodynamics. via
  • Ecosia, Our Search Engine of Choice

    Never Say Cool
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Ecosia is a search engine (uses Yahoo search and Bing) that donates 80% of its income generated by a conventional advertisement program to a tree planting project in Brazil. So, by searching with Ecosia, you can actually help the environment for free. Part of its success is their transparency policy; on their website you can actually check the money they made a specific month, the percentage of it they have donated and the equivalent number of trees planted. Never Say Cool is “planting” around 100 trees a day, why do you not give it a try!?
  • Climate Change Like You Have Never Seen it Before

    Never Say Cool
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    This video is part of award winning video documentary “Chasing Ice” screened in more than 172 countries and on all 7 continents. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.
  • (sponsored video) Get the Chance to Win the Wildest Night in Your Life!

    Never Say Cool
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Joop! the masculine perfume brand for men, wants to take you out, one night, a crazy one. Night clubbers will love the idea of the new campaign launched by Joop! Fragrances and it will take place in Soho area in London this week. This is the way it works: Joop installs instagram machines in selected disco clubs in Europe, couples take great photos and type #joopcrazynight; the machine prints that photo and they get the chance to win the wildest night of their lives! How does it sound? Check below what made a unique night for James and his girlfriend! So here is what Joop! did in the video to…
 
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    ZURB

  • The Problem With Design Thinking Is That I Still Don't Know What Design Thinking Is

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

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Let's face it: Building CSS grids can get complicated fast. Even using Foundation 5 — or what we call Foundation for Sites — sometimes finding that one stray </div> tag can be tricky. Today, we're launching a new way to build, share and store Foundation layouts: Morse Code, a shorthand lingo for Foundation grids. Here's an example: sg12lg04,sg12lg08|mg06lg12,mg06lg12 That's a row with four large columns, eight large columns, and another row of six and six large columns. As one of our designers pointed out, an entire page can become a tweet. At first glance it looks like…
  • Design Amazing Single-Page Apps with the New Foundation and Angular JS

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    It's been a neat experience this last couple months reaching out and talking to some of our favorite Foundation fans. We've received some great feedback on our code for a new Flexbox-based grid. We've also had some great tips about our upcoming Motion UI codebase. We're getting ever closer to a comprehensive release that we just know y'all will love. In the final part of our three-part Foundation for Apps saga, we'll be discussing our AngularJS Integration and how it helps you produce single-page web apps. So let's get into it. Designers have been building pages since the web began. All the…
  • What Are You Even Designing?

    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Think of a designer. You might work with a designer, or you might have seen one in passing with that unmistakable designer affinity for apple products and snark. You might even be one yourself! Now picture this designer working. You're probably imagining this person heads down at an immaculate desk with a Moleskine in hand and earphones in their ears. She's blissfully pushing pixels around a screen until they're just right. Ah, DESIGN! What this designer has done is isolated herself far away from her customers. Design is a Conversation In Let's Make Mistakes, Mike Monteiro talks about the…
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    Incredible Things

  • This Woman Transforms Herself Into Male Characters Using Makeup

    Brittany High
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Recently we learned about a male makeup artist who transforms himself into female celebrities using makeup. Today, we’ve got the reverse — Lucia Pittalis turns herself into iconic male characters and celebrities. She’s done Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, Brian Cranston as Walter White, Keith Richards as Keith Richards, and more. It’s pretty unbelievable. The chest […] The post This Woman Transforms Herself Into Male Characters Using Makeup appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Baby Ostriches Lend Support To An Injured Baby Elephant

    Brittany High
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This is a super short and sweet video showing Wass the baby elephant being rescued. The poor little guy fell down a man-made well and had to be airlifted to the David Sherldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. But he didn’t have to make the trek alone! He was accompanied by two little baby ostriches. […] The post Baby Ostriches Lend Support To An Injured Baby Elephant appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • This Chainsaw Massacre Prank Is Absolutely Terrifying/Hilarious

    Brittany High
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    This is an insanely evil chainsaw massacre prank pulled by Nick Santonastasso and Youtuber Vitaly. Nick was born with one arm and no legs, so he uses it to his advantage. His advantage being scaring the everliving doo-doo out of people. Hopefully they provided some kind of free counseling to the victims of the stunt, […] The post This Chainsaw Massacre Prank Is Absolutely Terrifying/Hilarious appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Glazed Donut Stuffed With Cheeseburger, Get In My Mouth

    Brittany High
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Philly’s PYT Burger brings us the Bacon Cheeseburger D’oh Nut! It’s a warm glazed donut stuffed with creamy bacon cheeseburger, topped with bacon crumbles. I, uh… I have the weirdest boner right now. Give me some privacy! The post Glazed Donut Stuffed With Cheeseburger, Get In My Mouth appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • The Air Umbrella Uses A Force Field Of Air To Keep You Dry

    Brittany High
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Revolutionizing the umbrella is about as impossible as reinventing the wheel. Until now. This is the Air Umbrella, an umbrella that creates a force field of air that shelters you from the rain. Whoa, sounds futuristic. Annnnd kinda iffy. Regardless, they’ve already met their goal on Kickstarter by tenfold. That’s right, these umbrellas are gonna be brought to […] The post The Air Umbrella Uses A Force Field Of Air To Keep You Dry appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    Form Loves Function

  • Junk is the Ultimate Merchandise

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
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  • Cost vs. Quality

    admin
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Related posts: How Much Will That Cost Me? When you’re designing high-volume products every penny counts. That’s what... Some Perspective on the Cost of Features Concepts apply quite nicely to physical products: It is about...
  • Around the Corner (1937)

    admin
    21 Jul 2013 | 12:20 pm
    This is one of the best demonstrations of the principles behind a differential drive and how the system is optimized for performance. Created in 1937 by Chevy. (For the impatient, discussion begins around the 2 minute mark). Related posts: Mechanical Principles A beautiful 10 minute film produced in 1930 by Ralph... Design of High-performance Systems The principles behind the design of these quadcopters apply to... Getting Closer to Mind-reading Products A lamp that changes color based on your facial expression:...
  • Design of High-performance Systems

    admin
    11 Jul 2013 | 11:28 am
    The principles behind the design of these quadcopters apply to the design of any product. The lesson here is that some high performance tasks are easier than others and understanding the physics of the problem tells you which ones are easy and which are hard. -Raffaello D’Andrea Related posts: Mechanical Principles A beautiful 10 minute film produced in 1930 by Ralph... Dieter Rams’ 10 Principles of Good Design It’s a classic that you have probably seen before and... Injection Molded Plastic Part Design Checklist Designing plastic parts is deceptively complicated. There are…
  • Getting Closer to Mind-reading Products

    admin
    20 May 2013 | 8:28 am
    A lamp that changes color based on your facial expression: Wired cover story this month: In the Programmable World, All Our Objects Will Act as One Just announced: Arduino Yún with on-board WiFi Vittorio Cuculo took an Arduino, an RGB LED, and an IKEA lamp and programmed the system to recognize your facial expression and change the color of the light based on how it thinks you’re feeling. I’ll say that again. How it thinks you’re feeling. Sure, it’s a simple interaction and it may be easy to argue the utility of such a system, but projects like this represent…
 
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  • Pros and Cons of Dedicated servers

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

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

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

    Brett Ronald
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Everybody has worn a lanyard at least once in their lives. This can be attributed to the fact that every establishment, institution and business employs lanyards as a part of their day to day activities. Every week, hundreds of wholesale orders are placed by schools, corporations, organizations, bazaar and exhibit organizers and charities because lanyards are affordable and fully customizable. The cord of each lanyard can be printed with the designated logo and text. To fully appreciate them, here is a brief rundown about their history. History The earliest record in history about the use of…
  • Sport wristbands

    Lewis Nicholson
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Professional bike racer Lance Armstrong designed a wristband saying “Livestrong” in honor of cancer patients and survivors. Wristbands shape the image of sports and the effect of today’s society. It is an advance technology in an old vocation. The technology of custom rubber wristbands is developing through the years. Sports science already made a wristband specifically designed for athletes. It contributes to balance, flexibility and endurance. NBA icons using the Power Balance band testified as effective and somewhat helps maintain equilibrium during games. An example of…
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  • Counterpoise by Kaptura de Aer

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Counterpoise by Kaptura de Aer Cristina Enuță and Veronica Olariu formed Kaptura de Aer in 2013. It seems located in Romania. Counterpoise is a plywood chair composed of two bent parts that balance each other. Via Kaptura de Aer Last update: Tuesday, October 21, 2014The post Counterpoise by Kaptura de Aer appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • C.C.

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    C.C. or Claudia Cardinale posing in a chair. Last update: Tuesday, October 21, 2014The post C.C. appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Yellow Namib

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Yellow Namib Found this Porter Chair on Covet Lounge. Namib Desert was the inspiration for NAMIB armchair: its distinguish attributes combine the struggle between the Atlantic waters and the desert sands Last update: Sunday, October 19, 2014The post Yellow Namib appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Bind/B1 Chair by Jessy Van Durme

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Bind/B1 Chair by Jessy Van Durme Belgian designer Jessy Van Durme formed studio klaer and designed this DIY chair Bind/B1 Last update: Sunday, October 19, 2014The post Bind/B1 Chair by Jessy Van Durme appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Argyle by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Argyle by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Found these white Argyle chairs somewhere on the Web. Last update: Tuesday, October 14, 2014The post Argyle by Charles Rennie Mackintosh appeared first on Chair Blog.
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    Inspiration Lab

  • Martina Flor

    myanimalfarm
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Martina Flor when I spoke at the Selected D conference in Bilbao last year. I had such a wonderful time there and a lot of that was meeting Martina, who has since been a huge inspiration to me (more than she knows!) in setting off on my own adventures. This year she has launched a really lovely project called Letter Collections, where she sends out 100 handlettered postcards. It’s looking super nice so far! Have a look though it: http://www.lettercollections.com
  • Tom Sewell

    myanimalfarm
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Oh my god I was in such a grim mood on friday! Copenhagen is turning it’s signature grey autumn colour and I am not liking it one bit. WE NEED COLOUR! That’s why I’m going all in on UK artist Tom Sewell this morning (and listening to Little Dragon, which to me is the musical equivalent). There is so much life, energy in humour in his work that it is making me COMPLETELY disregard the fact that I wore wellies on my way to the office and STILL have wet socks and that there’s a pile of drenched wet weather gear on the floor next to me. It is just SO unbecoming! Hello…
  • Nicola Samorì

    myanimalfarm
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    What a gloomy friday morning (well, mid day by now) it is. I think it has been raining for 12 hours now and I could just NOT get out of bed today. I also really like to listen to the rain under the covers. I think this might be affecting the mood of my post today and I’m sorry if I’m putting a damper on your friday but I just have to show you Italian artist Nicola Samorì. For some reason I see him in relation to my fave artist Conor Harrington, there is the same contrast between an old technique with a contemporary approach, but Nicola Samorì is much more DARK. I love it!
  • Editorial design ♥

    myanimalfarm
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    I’m spending a bit of time reacquainting myself with editorial design. It is my fave of all the graphic design disciplines, because it is of great importance that the designer him/herself is a great storyteller and understands how to perfectly visualize the written word. I also love it because it’s a very limited space, you might have a maximum of 4 spreads to pull out all the stops to make it eyecandy and a great companion for the copy, and then it’s on to the next thing. Maybe my own impatience finds this especially appealing ;-) Lately I’ve discovered the amazingly…
  • Procrastination

    myanimalfarm
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Phew! This running my business thing is hard work! That is not me complaining though, it feels GREAT to be busy with stuff that is all connected to doing my own thing, whether it’s taxes (you did NOT hear me say that!) or designwork. But yesterday I needed a few hours to play. A friend of mine who’s having some man problems was on my mind. She is the most stylish woman I know, at the same time she is kind and warm and being told she is superficial because she loves fashion is definitely NOT true. So I made her this to remind her. You can play the logotype guess game with this one,…
 
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    Colossal

  • DIY Geometric Paper Masks by Steve Wintercroft

    Christopher Jobson
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Photo by Fearless Photography Photo by Fearless Photography Photo by Fearless Photography Need to do Halloween on a budget this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has a series of inexpensive geometric mask templates that you can download, print, and color. From animals and skulls to stormtroopers and faces, he has a little bit of everything over on his Etsy page. (via NotCot, This Isn’t Happiness), All Things Paper
  • Desire to Fly: Samantha Bryan’s Hand-Crafted Sculptures of Whimsical Aviator Fairies Going about Their Daily Lives

    Christopher Jobson
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    From a very young age, mixed-media artist Samantha Bryan was obsessed with flight, and while she never became a pilot, it’s a passion she carried through school and into her artistic career as a sculptor. The central subject of her artwork is the creation of fairy-like aviators going about their daily lives, often riding in whimsical flying contraptions. Richard Foot and Arron Fowler of R&A Collaborations recently shot this great stop-motion profile of Bryan as she talks about her inspiration and creates a few of her delicately crafted pieces. (via The Kid Should See This)
  • ‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in his hometown of Bristol, UK where he last painted the Mobile Lovers piece earlier this year.
  • Trompe-l’œil Window and Keyhole Illusions on the Streets of Istanbul by Pejac

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Photo by Julian Santiago Photo by Julian Santiago Photo by Julian Santiago Photo by Julian Santiago Photo by Julian Santiago Photo by Julian Santiago Photo by Julian Santiago Spanish street artist Pejac (previously) just stopped by Istanbul where he painted three new trompe-l’œil pieces in the district of Uskudar titled Lock, Poster and Shutters. Painted with brushes, acrylic paint, pencils and sandpaper the works are located very close together are intended to represent the “perception and illusion of freedom.” He mentions the literal translation of Trompe l’oeil…
  • Ocean Atlas: A Massive Submerged Girl Carries the Weight of the Ocean

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Installed earlier this month on the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas, “Ocean Atlas,” is the lastest underwater sculpture by artist Jason deCaires Taylor (previously), known for his pioneering effort to build submerged sculpture parks in oceans around the world. Taylor’s cement figures are constructed with a sustainable pH-neutral material that encourages the growth of coral and other marine wildlife, effectively forming an artificial reef that draws tourists away from diving hotspots in over-stressed areas. Towering 18 feet tall and weighing in at more than 60…
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  • Curely – Free Handmade Font

    Rafi
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    Curely is a free handmade decorative typeface created by Konstantine Studio. The beautiful font is inspired from girly stuffs and cuteness. Use the font to create decorative text to make your design look cute, sweet and of course girly. And there’s a surprise in the download – badges shown below are also included in .AI format. Feel free to use the font, but don’t forget to comment or appreciate on this post.   File format: TTF, OTF file, Badges in .AI Format File Size: 1.19 MB Visit Download Page  
  • 130 Free Hand-drawn Interface Icons

    Rafi
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is a set of 130 exclusive free icons from Freepik. These icons are creative as you can see there’s a kind of funny and hand-drawn look to them. You can use them in all your personal and commercial projects with a credit to Freepik. The download contains the icons in 2 formats of .PNG (417×417 pixels) and SVG format. You can edit the SVG files in Abobe Illustrator and scale up easily. Go grab the freebie! File Format: SVG, PNG File Size: 796 KB License Download Hand-drawn Icons
  • iPad Air 2 Mockup

    Rafi
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    This is a mockup freebie of the  latest iPad Air 2 in 3 viewing angles – left, front and right views. This is created in Photoshop with photo-realistic result  just so you can use them in showcasing your app designs and mobile UIs. The download contains 3 PSD files with 9 mockups in 3 colors of space gray,gold andsilver.  All the elements in the mockup are editable, and the screen (ADD YOUR DESIGN layer) uses the smart-object layer which you can double-click and replace your own designs. Please share this post and spread the word!! File Format: PSD (Vector & Smart-Object Layers)…
  • 7 Free Business Card Mockups

    Rafi
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    This is a set of 7 + clean business card mockups in PSD format created by Thomsoon. These are so wonderfully photographed that I can’t resist to feature them here. With 7 PSD files in the download, you can easily edit the contents of the business cards from the smart object layers and replace your own designs. The mockups can be used in both personal and commercial projects, but use them wisely. File format: PSD,  1920 x 1280 pixels File Size: 80 MB Visit Download Page  
  • Using a WP Theme Has Become the Best and Fastest Solution for Creating Websites

    Rafi
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Since WordPress websites are more diverse in scope than ever before, a brand new range of products and services have emerged to complement this large variety, and push beyond what we used to think of as average website building. The revolution began with simple themes, plugins, and web design or consulting services. But now, we register a new generation of premium themes, driving the market. Admittedly, the current abundance of premium themes doesn’t exactly mean that prices are going down, just yet. However, it is obvious to me that they support quality design and introduce higher industry…
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    Elaine Biss

  • Dee Ocleppo

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

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Bloomingdale`s is having a fashion show of their exclusive line from designers like Milly by Michelle, Clover Canyon and Tibi. Along with this fantastic fashion show, there will be treats and cookies printed with my illustrations. Illustrations of the look you purchase will be created on site, by me, on french Arches 300 lbs. paper.The Bloomingdale`s is located at the Short Hills Mall in NJ. The event starts at noon and ends at 3pm. You can also watch my announcement here on youtube.I look forward to seeing you!!
  • The Wood Top- Personal Project

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    After almost nine months, the thought of replacing my glass top desk became part of my to do list. Besides being able to see the slew of cables under my desk, it made it incredibly hard to take pictures. The glass was always cold and anything would smudge it. It was a hassle.So I had really been thinking of having the desktop made of natural materials. Wood was my final choice, but there was a catch. Since I recently acquired some power tools, I wanted to make the desktop. Though, my first choice for my desk`s wood was reclaimed wood, I had a hard time finding some. So I went to the local…
  • Fashion Watercolor Illustration (time lapse)

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
 
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    Creative Nerds

  • 20 must download free Halloween resources

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

    TimothyBlake
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A great Halloween themed pattern, which incorporates typography and spooky Halloween vector elements into a unique seamless pattern. The pattern is a very bold set it’s more suited to print design, rather than web design projects, but never the less still an amazing free pattern. The pattern includes two different colours red and orange to choose from to use in your projects. License Details The vector set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team.
  • 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

    TimothyBlake
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Pixelmator has to be one of the best unknown design tools currently out there. Its one of the best alternative’s to Photoshop if you can’t afford the heft price tag, which comes along with adobe products. The compilation features a great collection of pixel mac tutorials, perfect regardless of your skill whether your a veteran pixel mac user or a complete novice. One of the biggest advantages of using pixel mac is the fact that it has a lot of very similar tools to Photoshop, so a lot of the same results which can be achieved in Photoshop can also be accomplished also in pixel…
  • Simple cute Halloween seamless vector pattern

    TimothyBlake
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A cute simple Halloween pattern to incorporate into your Halloween festive designs. The pattern comes in three different colours, for you to choose from to add to your Halloween designs. Please feel to share your thoughts in the comments section below, and to share and download this great little resource. 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. Creative Nerds have created this vector set, and have full ownership. If you have…
  • The best Halloween design resource 10 free vector flyer templates

    TimothyBlake
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The resource is a truly a jaw dropping freebie. Not only is this one of the best Halloween resources out there its design a bundle, which features 10 high quality vector posters. The posters are all print ready vectors, which can all be used in personal and commercial design projects. The perfect resources to incorporate into design projects festive Halloween design whether that’s a print or web based design project. Our awesome friends over at Free Pik have kindly put together one of the best Halloween resources to be be ever published on Creative Nerds. We would love to hear your…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Soma designed by Manual

    Richard Baird
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird Soma is a water filtration brand that is described by Manual, the design studio behind its brand identity and packaging treatment, as bringing together sophisticated design with sustainability and charity. These values are evident within Soma’s first product, a glass water carafe that uses a 100% compostable filter, its packaging, and the commitment to charity donations that comes with each sale. The single consistent line weight and rounded terminals of the logotype’s characters, its adaptable structure (but predominantly stacked vertically), and…
  • Simplee Aloe by Designers Anonymous

    Richard Baird
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird Simplee Aloe is an all natural aloe vera based drink with grape juice and a splash of lemon created as a healthy alternative to products made with sugar and available in 1 litre and 330ml sizes. Founders Alex and Raymond Pang approached Designers Anonymous to help them to communicate Simplee Aloe’s unique qualities, compete with both aloe vera drinks and coconut waters and to secure listings with big supermarkets through an engaging brand identity. This included strategy, illustration, packaging, poster and website design. Designer Anonymous have…
  • The Best of BP&O — Business Cards No.3

    Richard Baird
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    The third collection of business cards reviewed and published on BP&O. These typically balance graphic design, material choice and print finish and often utilise colour, type, form and texture contrast to contribute to a distinctive brand identity. As with the first and second sets, this selection features uncoated and coated papers, edge painted detail, surface embosses, foils, dyed and unbleached boards and triplex material processes. Featured studios include Werklig, Heydays, Bielke+Yang and Build. This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content…
  • Aspall designed by NB Studio

    Richard Baird
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird Aspall is a British family run cyder maker with a significant history, now into its eight generation and third century. In response to increased competition from both the Cyder and Vinegar categories, Aspall recently worked with NB Studio to help reinvigorate and re-craft its brand identity. This included new logo and packaging treatments for retail and trade as well as website, point of sale and livery design. Drawing on Aspall’s rich history and archive of documents, records, old marks, motifs and photographs, NB Studio looked to connect the new design to…
  • Nick & Johnny by Scandinavian Design Group

    Richard Baird
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird Nick & Johnny is a high quality, flavoured, moist powder tobacco known as snus. Launched in 2006 and produced by Stockholm based manufacturer Swedish Match Nick & Johnny has grown to become the fourth largest snus brand on the Norwegian market. Over this period the packaging has been through several iterations, the latest of which was created Scandinavian Design Group. The group was commissioned to develop a new packaging treatment that would reinforce Nick & Johnny’s position as an alternative product among Norwegian and Swedish snus users,…
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  • Freebie Friday: Warm Up With (Free!) Flannel Sheets

    Liz Gray
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Have you noticed that chill in the air? Next week marks the official start of fall, and that means it’s time to layer, layer, layer: Think soft rugs, cozy throws and bedding to keep your toes toasty all night long. That’s why we’ve partnered with luxury linen brand Coyuchi to offer one lucky reader the chance to upgrade their bedding with a (free!) set of super-soft flannel sheets. The thick, soft-to-the-touch sheets are made of organic cotton sourced and woven in Portugal. The lucky winner will receive his or her choice of color and size (twin, full, queen or king.) Leave a…
  • All The Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Black Paint

    Erica Reitman
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Ebola…breaking up with Taylor Swift while she’s writing a new album…Stephen King novels — these are all things we should be very afraid of, but black paint!? I double-pinkie-swear-promise that black paint isn’t scary at a-l-l. Like not even a little bit. Here are all of the reasons you should think about becoming BFFs with black paint pronto: 1. Black paint is: Dramatic & Glam Black paint has a magic way of making spaces look like they’re just dripping with glamour. There’s no way around it, black is bold, but I’ve discovered that the use…
  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Fireplace”

    Farima Alavi
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option B. This living room, designed by Iverson Signature Homes, features a bio-ethanol fireplace that can easily be moved anywhere indoors or out. We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Jamie is the winner of a Febreze air purifier. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Fireplace

    Farima Alavi
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Can you guess which fireplace belongs in this living room? Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a Febreze air purifier. 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 entries…
  • Want it Wednesday: Cold Weather Bedding

    Trevor Lane
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Since it has pretty much looked like Forks, Washington (cue visuals of rain, cold and general ugliness) here for the last week — the reality of fall and winter is starting to set in. Because I can’t leave my fireplace on ALL day long — I’ve decided what will get me through the inevitable cold weather is all-new bedding. It looks like I picked a perfect time to start looking — everyone is starting to release their winter bedding and decor collections. As always, flannel is the hot-ticket but a few brands are getting creative with uber luxurious Mohair blankets and…
 
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    Dedece Blog

  • Sue Carr

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

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

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

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

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

  • Paintings by Tristan Pigott

    Ellison
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    These paintings are by Tristan Pigott. The scenes depict people caught in the middle of a slightly surreal version of everyday life. The post Paintings by Tristan Pigott appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Reflective Paintings from Brad Kunkle

    Ellison
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Brad Kunkle is an American painter who’s inspirational, mythically stylized paintings are highlighted with actual gold and silver – giving the paintings a reflective quality that can’t be achieved with traditional paints. via artfucksme.com The post Reflective Paintings from Brad Kunkle appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Creepy Paintings by Zdzisaw Beksiski

    Ellison
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Whether you need a little inspiration or are already in the mood for Halloween, these eerie paintings by Zdzisaw Beksiski’s are perfect for the season. Beksiski was a Polish painter and sculptor who, in 2005, was murdered in his apartment, stabbed 17 times.   The post Creepy Paintings by Zdzisaw Beksiski appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Oguzhan Kayan’s Ink Drawing, Xzorus Egg

    Ellison
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    See how Turkish illustrator, Oguzhan Kayan did his ink drawing – which he calls, Xzorus Egg. The post Oguzhan Kayan’s Ink Drawing, Xzorus Egg appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Cybèle Young’s Paper Sculptures of Everyday Objects

    Ellison
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Cybèle Young’s inspiration for her awesome paper sculptures are the ordinary objects of everyday life.  The Canadian based artist has had her worked featured in the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, and Elle, among others.     The post Cybèle Young’s Paper Sculptures of Everyday Objects appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Pin Snoop

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tips for Graphic Designers this Halloween: Wild side of Designers

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

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

    Hala Ali
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    Designers have a craze for typefaces, where Helvetica top their list. A simple observation by any sane person can easily highlight that it is impossible to breathe without taking this typeface in. Whether, a contemporary or classic designer, Helvetica has been ubiquitous for everyone. MASSIMO VIGNELLI, the 20th Century designer also loved Helvetica to an…
  • 3 Ways of Using Web Design to Create Brands

    Mitchell Kernot
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Designing a website is an artistic and cultural achievement. Not only you need to successfully and cleverly present the content that you’re getting out to your audience, but you need to find the audience that you’re targeting and create that message for them as well. This is essentially what will create a brand. Not everyone…
  • Break the Boundaries: Daily Tips for Designers

    Shyrose Vastani
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Have you ever faced "Designers block"? Here is the way to fight with it. Normally our mind stops focusing on new aspects and loses the diversity in style of work. This happens because we stop thinking and keep on following the standard formula that previously worked. Consequently, we forget that designing is the area, where…
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    Stadri Emblems Blog

  • Zombies Gain Traction In Pop Culture and in Custom Patches

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

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

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

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

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

  • Standardizing Tech’s New Wild West, the IoT

    Brant Henne
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    According to futurists like Google’s Ray Kurzweil, the rate of technological innovation is accelerating. Kurzweil’s theory suggests the Internet of Things (IoT) will mature much faster than the evolution of the traditional Internet. Much of the requisite technology—including sensors, chips, transmitter, and app development environments already exists today. Toolkits are available to fast-track development for startups and DYI “makers.” As I mentioned ...
  • Germany’s Challenge with Industrie 4.0

    Ann-Charlotte Ewerhard
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Smart, Internet-connected systems in the Internet of Things (IoT) and technological advancements in areas like robotics is making manufacturing more automatic, digitized, intelligent, and networked. Germany, a country where manufacturing represents about 24 percent of overall economic performance, realized the potential of connected devices early on. In 2011, the government launched its Industrie 4.0 initiative; a high-tech strategy which promotes the ...
  • IT Drives Next Wave of Products and Manufacturing

    Andres Rosello
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    New research, published today in Harvard Business Review online, shows how IT and smart, connected products will transform the manufacturing sector. The study, a collaboration between Jim Heppelmann, CEO of Boston-based tech company PTC, and Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School, takes a deep dive into what its authors term “the third wave of IT-driven transformation” and uncovers the myriad ways in which manufacturers ...
  • “Landmarks” List Gives Credit to History’s Faceless Engineers

    Jon Marcus
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    German-born clock maker Mathias Schwalbach played a vital role in perfecting one of the world’s most innovative and iconic pieces of technology. He lived to be 86, but that wasn’t long enough to get widespread public recognition for his contribution. With eight patents to his credit, Schwalbach helped engineer the first commercially successful typewriter in 1870s Milwaukee, which not only vastly transformed the ...
  • Vancouver Claims Position as Newest, Hottest Tech Hub

    Jerry Fireman
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Earlier this year Bloomberg Businessweek proclaimed Vancouver to be “the new tech hub”. The publication notes that Vancouver has experienced a major increase in the number of technology startups and an influx of tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, SAP, and Saleforce.com which recently opened development offices. “Vancouver is absolutely a legitimate tech hub,” agrees Tyler Douglas, chief marketing officer at Vision ...
 
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    The Design Range

  • The Journey of Finding a Job in Web Design

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

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

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

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

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

  • Friday Jazz from Pharrell Williams to Bryan Ferry

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

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

    Manuel Da Ros
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Since yesterday also Kristalia has its Eroici: they completing the course of 135 km between the White Streets of the Province of Siena climbing even the dreaded Sante Marie Moutain. It’s special people who love cycling vintage, people who know the value of hard work. A great day among the typical products of the territory associated with the suggestion of the heroes of epic cycling. Criteria for admission: “L’Eroica” bicycles are bicycles which have all the following characteristics: road racing bikes, built before 1987 (not cycle-cross or time trial bikes); steel frame…
  • Friday Jazz: from Lamb to Jazzanova

    Manuel Da Ros
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    This week we offer a nice playlist full of contemporary sounds. Happy weekend! Lamb – We Fall in Love Philip Selway – It Will End In Tears Haley Bonar – Last War Woman’s Hour – In Stillness We Remain Shaun Escoffery – Let It Go (4hero & Jason Rebello remix) Chrisette Michele – Love Is You Avi Buffalo – Memories of You Metronomy – Month of Sundays Toro Y Moi – New Beat Phoenix – run run run Jenny Lewis – She’s Not Me First Aid Kit — Stay Gold TOKiMONSTA – Steal My Attention The Foreign Exchange –…
  • Friday jazz: from Jesse Dee to Quincy Jones

    Manuel Da Ros
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    It’s Friday: hope You Have A Great Weekend! We offer you a music playlist that start very happy and upbeat and then give yourself time to recover and relax. Jesse Dee – Alright Young girl – Eli “Paperboy” Reed Asa – Be My Man Contraband – The Satisfier Kero One – When the Sunshine Comes feat. Ben Westbeech The Crew Cuts – Sh Boom Sh Boom Quincy Jones and His Orchestra – Along Came Betty Jazz liberatorz – clin d’oeil George Shearing Quintet / Dakota Staton – In The Night Dinah Washington- Mad about the boy Dj sorama-…
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    The Springleap Blog

  • Puff Design Challenge

    julia.read.92
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Puff is on the look out for amazing designs that will be used on their marketing material to captivate and enthral their alternative smoking clientele!   Ready to get creative and designing? We want to see your most inspired designs…   Read on…   Puff offers high quality smoking paraphernalia conveniently to customers in South Africa and around the globe.   With Puff design challenge, there is an opportunity to have your designs or illustrations printed directly onto Puff’s array of promotional marketing material with a total reward of $2000 for the winning…
  • Springleap enables Nestle Content Marketing – Creative Social Content Campaign

    julia.read.92
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    We recently had the amazing opportunity of collaborating with one of Nestle’s leading ice-cream brands King Cone and their digital agency Gorilla Creative Media to develop creative content for the King Cone social media platforms, Facebook & Twitter.   Having reached out to our creative community, they were set with the exciting endeavor to create graphics that celebrated youth in South Africa with the one, the only ruler…King Cone’s King of Cool!   Do you want to see the designs that made it into the Nestle Content Marketing’s winning spots?   You’re just…
  • Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” Design Challenge

    julia.read.92
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Two Oceans wine is looking for amazing designs that will be printed onto limited edition wine carrier bags! This is a great opportunity to create designs that will grace the arms of wine drinkers everywhere! Fame, fortune and your design seen in all the right places – sound good? Read on…   The two best designs in Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” design challenge, will each win $1000 and be used on their limited edition cooler bags across South Africa.    Crafted by the African sun and the cool sea breeze, Two Oceans wines are produced in the Western Cape winelands,…
  • Conversations on Creativity 8.0. Event – Cape Town

    julia.read.92
    29 May 2014 | 12:33 am
    Do you enjoy conversations on creativity, are you in Cape Town this weekend, inspired by creative individuals that have a passion and love for their work and everything they do, want to be part of a day of dialogue, information sharing and entertainment…then look no further than attending the ConversationsonCreativity 8.0 event taking place this Saturday……they have an incredible line up of guest speakers!   Even better news…it’s FREE, so there is no excuse really?!   Be sure not to miss out on Conversations on Creativity, here are all the details on…
  • Cape Town Design Alert: Night of 1000 Drawings (Supportive Pre-Event)

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

  • A couple poses in 8 perplexing Internet-inspired photographs

    Steph Guinan
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree have created a self-portraiture project titled ‘Complements.’ With photographs that are visually striking and evocative, the couple explores their self-image through a series of wacky photographs. “Sometimes surreal, vulgar, or grotesque, the imagery is original and stemmed from the overwhelming amount of hilarious couple photos found on the internet,” said the duo on their website. The images are rich with color and sometimes the bright palette is combined with an American Gothic stance using food as accessories. The duality of each…
  • Subtle patterns inspired by the geometry in soap bubbles

    Steph Guinan
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The series is subtle and beautiful. The muted grays and browns create a quiet space to experience the images that are at first simple, but then become complex the more they are viewed. Entitled ‘Surface Tension,’ the 2014 series from artist Jeanne Heifetz is created using a unique combination of materials–quartzite, pewter, graphite, bronze, zinc, nickel, stainless steel and wax. The pictured shapes seem to reference honeycombs or cell structures, and those first impressions are not far from her inspiration. For Heifetz, it was the structure of foam that caught her…
  • 10 delightful photos of dogs in mid-shake

    Steph Guinan
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Carli Davidson was inspired by something very unusual — the regular cleaning of her dog’s drool off the walls, a side effect of his slobbery head shaking. What began as an awful chore turned into a photo series, followed by a book called ‘Shake,’ then a video collaboration with the production company Variable. Her most recent project is a book sequel called ‘Shake Puppies’ which is scheduled to hit the shelves at the end of the month. With 122 photos showing a total of 61 pups, the forthcoming book is sure to delight. Do these photos remind you of your own…
  • Fun graphics celebrate the small differences. What kind of person are you?

    Steph Guinan
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Do you put ketchup on your fries or on the side? Do you eat the pizza crust or leave it behind? The foodie app Zomato takes a look at these polarizing issues in a recent ad campaign. The project is rightfully titled: ‘There are two kinds of people.’ Though the majority of the series looks at food and the areas that we may disagree with each other (dining at the table or in bed), it does extend to some broader dichotomies such as if you’re a dog or cat person or even if you prefer Apple or PC. Do any of these strike a nerve with you? Source
  • Intriguing collages show people melting into their surroundings

    Nhan Tran
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Berlin-based photographer Michel Lamoller’s project ‘Tautochronos’ is all about the coexistence between humans and their surrounding landscapes, to the point of merging into one another. In his words, it’s “a research about the possibilities of melting several moments in time down into one.” Each of Lamoller’s gorgeous collages is intricately and artfully rendered to create an eye-catching, yet surreal and slightly freaky effect. In some photos, it looks like the human subject is playing hide and seek with the viewer, and in others, it’s almost…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Diagnosing a Locked CorelDRAW File

    Foster D. Coburn III
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    I had a loyal reader contact me about a problem he was having when trying to e-mail a file to a vendor for output. He had a logo in CorelDRAW that he converted to PDF. When he tried to attach the PDF file to an e-mail, he was always told that the file was in use by another program.With the information I was originally provided, I didn't have any great answers others than trying to figure out what program was still using the file. Before long, he wrote back to tell me how it got resolved. The logo had a graphic element that was provided to him as a bitmap. He re-created that element as a…
  • Aliens Seamless Textures To Invade Your Designs

    Foster D. Coburn III
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether filling an area of a brochure or vehicle wrap, applying a cool surface to a 3D rendering or just modifying your Windows desktop, seamless textures provide infinite possibilities. A new collection of seamless textures featuring 144 different alien patterns has been added to our Textures Unleashed collections. If you aren't aware of the many ways you can use seamless textures, we have a number of free tutorials available for different software. Adobe Illustrator PDF TutorialCorelDRAW PDF and Video TutorialsCorel PHOTO-PAINT Video TutorialsUsing Seamless Textures For Windows Desktop…
  • Free Arizonia Script Font For Your Design Desert

    Foster D. Coburn III
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most of you know that our office is in Arizona. So I just couldn't refuse a font with the name of Arizonia as today's free font. I'd love to tell you a good story about how the name relates to our state, but I just can't see the connection. What I can tell you is that it is a nice script, handwriting font. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? 1 year…
  • Cave Creek Geek Loves the Kansas City Royals

    Foster D. Coburn III
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Cave Creek Geek grew up a huge Kansas City Royals fan. Back in those days they had some great teams and players. Unfortunately the team went through a long funk after the Geek moved to Arizona. Twenty-nine years of futility ended this year and the Royals have clinched a spot in the World Series. If you haven't been watching, the team has amazing pitching, great defense, blazing speed and a group of players that even opposing fans have grown to love. As a long suffering fan, I couldn't be prouder of my team.Last year I got to go to a couple of games at Kaufman Stadium and filmed a video…
  • Zoom In Tight With Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camer

    Foster D. Coburn III
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most of us probably carry a digital camera with us most everywhere in the form of a smartphone. The quality of pictures and videos from smartphones continually is improving, but they are too small to contain the optics for megazoom. Manufacturers of smartphones also leave out other features to try and keep prices reasonable. On the high end are DSLR cameras. They certainly cost more and they don't fit in your pocket. That's where a camera like the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS comes into play. Calling it a pocket camera may be stretching things a little or maybe I should say it will stretch your…
 
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    France & S­øn

  • 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
  • Modern Living Room Set by franceandson featuring a white accent...

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

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    modern living room by franceandson featuring floor lampsCeiling light / Floor lamp / Ottoman / Furniture / Parma Mid Century Sofa Brown / The Pei Coffee Table / Rivet Side Table / Mid Century Wooden Side Table
  • Collection of French designed replica Serge Mouille lighting....

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Collection of French designed replica Serge Mouille lighting. The collection includes ceiling, floor, wall and table lamps in various sizes. 
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    Top Creative Works

  • Cute BASE leisure chair

    skyant
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    BASE is a series of leisure chairs by Polish Redo design studio, the biggest characteristic of these furniture is that its chubby and cute shape with simple arc and lines. Redo design studio is founded by Radek Nowakowski, this company is good at designing and manufacturing the mass production of furniture and accessories by existing technology. You Might Also LikeA leisure chair by Maserati and ZanottaS-type tape cutterTOON armchairProp series furnitureRocking chair with horn
  • Ripple chair

    skyant
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    The industrial designer Derek Elliott like converting different feel into an image or body movement, based on this idea, the designer designed this Ripple chair. This chair is composed of a wh9le white tube, which looks like the water ripples. You Might Also LikeSoda valveInterLock bicycle lockCobra TUBE table lampTOON armchairPacM Chair
  • Sci-fi Apollo chair

    skyant
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Forty-five years ago, human being landed on the moon for the first time by Apollo 11 on July 21, marking the human has taken a major step into outer space. Inspired by the Apollo  spacecraft, the Argentina-based designer Marcos Madia designed an Apollo chair that is composed of a spherical shell, a metal frame with four legs and a spherical cushion. The shell of chair is made of carbon fiber, the four legs represent Apollo spacecraft and the hemisphere design represents the moon. You Might Also LikeSnail speakerThe wooden chair inspired by shellPacM ChairThe world’s lightest chairNova…
  • Cobra TUBE table lamp

    skyant
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Inspired by cobra, MrDogo designed TUBE table lamp with iron tube, the lamp holder, lamp arm and lamp shade are made of curved iron tube, these three can be arbitrary rotated via rotary shaft, users can adjust the light intensity and angle according to their needs. Its light source is energy-efficient LED that directly embedded into the iron tube. You Might Also LikeAdjustable LED table lampQuercus table lampA minimalist table lampCrytaLED table lampSlide table lamp
  • Fervent carpet

    skyant
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Fervent carpet is composed of a tightly spiraled woven, and finally connected with hydraulic mode. It can be connected with radiator, when heated to 60 degrees Celsius, it can kill those harmful mites to bring you a healthy and safe home environment. Designed by Studio Siem-pabon. You Might Also LikeRolling flower potSoda valveMr. Fahrenheit cement candlestickRechargeable eyeshield learning lightTea4two vacuum cup
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    Triitme!

  • Wes Anderson: Perfect Screen Shots

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Apercu, Apercu Mono
  • Kiton

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: MVB Solano Gothic, Miller
  • Critical Objects

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Gill Facia
  • Kuvva

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Titling Gothic, Avenir
  • Tag Collective

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Calluna, Museo Sans
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    Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com » Free Vector Logo

  • Peavey logo vector

    Dian N
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    About Peavey Electronics Peavey Electronics Corporation is one of the largest audio equipment manufacturers in the world, headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi, United States. Hartley Peavey founded Peavey Electronics, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical and professional audio equipment, in 1965 after building his first amplifier in 1957. Since its foundation, Peavey […] The post Peavey logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Leica logo vector

    Dian N
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    About Leica Camera Leica Camera AG, a German optics company, produces Leica cameras. The predecessor of the company, formerly known as Ernst Leitz GmbH, is now three companies: Leica Camera AG, Leica Geosystems AG, and Leica Microsystems AG, producing cameras, geosurvey equipment, and microscopes, respectively. Leica Microsystems AG is the owner of the Leica brand, […] The post Leica logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • New Balance logo vector

    Dian N
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    About New Balance New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. (NBAS), best known as simply New Balance, is an American footwear manufacturer based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. It was founded in 1906 as the New Balance Arch Support Company. Eschewing expensive advertising campaigns, it has, nevertheless, grown to be one of the largest makers […] The post New Balance logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Tommy Hilfiger logo vector

    Dian N
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    Tommy Hilfiger Corporation is an American company which is incorporated in Hong Kong. In 1989, a Hong Kong businessman Silas Chou acquired Tommy Hilfiger Corporation via Sportswear Holdings Limited, along with his partner Lawrence Stroll. Chou served as Chairman and then Co-Chairman from 1989 to 2002. In 1992, The Corporation listed in New York Stock […] The post Tommy Hilfiger logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Forbo logo vector

    Dian N
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    About Forbo Movement Systems The Forbo Siegling Group’s headquarters are located in Hanover, Germany. The company is an international manufacturer of conveyor and power transmission belts (flat belts) made of synthetic materials. The group has eight production facilities in Europe, Asia and America, as well as warehouses and workshops in over 50 countries. There are […] The post Forbo logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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  • DIY Blog Tour

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

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

    kyla
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    So a long, long, LONG time ago, I photographed my front room and posted it to the blog. This is when I had about 5 visitors a day and you guys probably hadn’t any idea of its existence. So this past weekend, I decided to rephotograph it (since it has change a bit…does that surprise anyone? Nope. Not one bit.) and repost. Y’all know my love for interior styling, #cantstopwontstop, am I right? This room in particular is probably one of my most favorite in the house and coincidentally also closest to completion…if there really is such a thing? Yes, I keep moving small…
  • Estate Sales

    kyla
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    This past weekend for me was really weird. The boy goes on a duck hunting adventure in Wisconsin every year. Normally that means he drives the kiddos up a day early, drops them at grandpa and grandma’s house, and I follow Friday night after work. Well, this year was different. He kept saying to me, “Wow momma! You get 4 days off to yourself! What are you going to do with all that quiet time?” Huh, umm, well, I have to work and then I’ll be at my parents, with the kids, and you’ll be at some cabin. I don’t get it. Surprise! Surprise! Some how my parents were…
  • Grandma Pearl’s Zucchini Bread

    kyla
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    It must be that time of year again because my parents keep showing up on my doorstep bearing zucchini by the armload. The neighbor lady brings it to their back door when she harvests extra. We like to make this casserole called Zucchini Italiano which has really no Italian ingredients in it except for tomatoes and possibly some oregano? But it makes for a hearty meal here at House Of Hipsters and resides in the church cookbook with my name beside it. I also make my grandmother’s Zucchini Bread recipe. A recipe I’ve eaten for years and years. A recipe I now make for my children…
 
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    Darren Barnard

  • This Interactive Designer Cloud Lamp

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

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

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

    Darren Barnard
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    20 Years Later Artist Recreates His Own Childhood Drawings Have you ever looked at a child’s imaginative drawing and wondered what that would look like in real life. Telmo Pieper, a Dutch muralist / Artist uses the magic of Photoshop and digitally recreates his child hood artworks into “what they would look like in real life”. Well sort of. His kiddies art series features some of the weirdest and imaginative art works which includes: a shoe shaped whale, a snail with world’s smallest shell and even an alien looking fly. Pieper drew the original images when he was…
  • Ceramic Masters

    Darren Barnard
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Ceramic Masters Now days everything seems to be mass produced especially from china or Korea. But Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is home to over 300 ceramics studios where artists use traditional techniques to produce a wide range of functional pottery and artwork. Nearly 40 of the studios still use wood-fired kilns. Below is an awesome video showing how their make ceramics. So next time you see a made in china label on the bottom of one of your bowls. You can truly appreciate the skill and amazing hate work that goes into it. To view more on this…
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    DesignCular

  • 30+ Free Coming Soon and Under Construction Templates

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

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

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

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

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

  • Give Your Clients Something to Remember You By With Posters

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

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Are you looking to increase the visibility of your business? If so, then using various “brand building” techniques might be one of your best bets. Not only are brand building techniques incredibly important to sustaining a long-term look and design for your business (your brand), they give you the chance to make even more money via product sales.What about calendars? Have you ever thought about giving away promotional calendars? Or even selling them? Business calendars are a common purchase for people who visit websites and gift shops and can be a good way to unconsciously cement yourself…
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    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're dedicated to providing you with the best products at the best prices, so to that end, we've slashed the prices on around half our products making your marketing budget stretch even further and ultimately achieving a bigger return on your investment. And we're not just talking a few pence here and there ... we mean you will save pounds!  All of the prices we've cut have dropped by at least 10% and some nearly 25%! Products that have been reduced include:  Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Letterheads, Wall Calendars, Desk…
  • 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Business Cards

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

  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

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

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

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

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

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Hexagonal Wall Tiles

    Vania
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The tiles in the Rewind collection provide a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless materials. The collection is available in six sophisticated colours and a wide assortment of sizes. The inclusion in the range of a hexagonal tile size, for use as a decorative piece or an extension of the floor covering products, allows the creation of design schemes with a unique personality. Rewind is suitable for use as a wall or floor covering in residential and commercial projects and combination with the wood-look stoneware. Read the rest of Hexagonal Wall Tiles originally posted on Interiorzine.com…
  • Dramatic Seaside Villa by BLANKPAGE Architects

    Vania
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Possessing very unusual layout and dramatic seaside landscape location this Lebanon villa by BLANKPAGE Architects, captures us immediately with its intriguing and contemporary design. The horizontal architectural layout owns certain rhythm; alternating different levels of steel structure, wooden decking and discreet glass enclosure. The construct is cleverly orientated so that captures not only the spectacular views but also a very animated play of the sunlight throughout the day – finishing at sunset when the fiery red beam of sunlight penetrate deep into the open plan house. Read the…
  • Comfortable Urban Home by SVOYA Studio

    Vania
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    New interior by young design office SVOYA Studio – another example of a comfortable urban home. Less space is a challenge. The real challenge in front of SVOYA Studio was to solve all the functional problems – to separate functional areas – dining, relax and sleep. The kitchen is almost invisible, situated close to the windows. Above the dining table are situated beautiful glass lamps that are eye-catching. The living room is classic but cozy. The result is an irresistibly stylish interior that combines well known design pieces with original specially designed patterns.
  • Functional Trendy Art Home

    Vania
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This is another wonderful example of how to turn a small space into functional, dynamic and very trendy art home. The architects from Dori-interior design had arranged this Tel Aviv apartment – loft into artistic youth residence where stylish design and austere architecture meet to create a vivid contemporary living space. Read the rest of Functional Trendy Art Home originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Chasmal Lumen Floor Lighting by Taeg Nishimoto

    Vania
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Chasmal Lumen is an object – floor lighting made of Papercrete. One lighting is composed of two free standing components. Each component is molded against warped metal sheet. The convex side is pressed against the metal sheet and smooth, while the concave side is molded by hand that leaves the rough texture of pressing fingers. These curved components are combined to create a space in-between them with lighting bulbs imbedded inside the bottom bulge of Papercrete. Read the rest of Chasmal Lumen Floor Lighting by Taeg Nishimoto originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com -…
 
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  • Free Halloween Party Invitations

    falantia
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    License Agreement The post Free Halloween Party Invitations appeared first on VectorSpace.
  • How To Create Your Own Blurred Background In 3 Steps

    falantia
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Blurred backgrounds have been always cool but after ios7 they’re even more. They look awesome as wallpapers, backgrounds for websites, mobile apps, presentations… The greatest thing about them? – They are very easy to do. So Why do we have to download blurred backgrounds when we can create our own in a few easy steps?!       Step 1 Create a new document in Photoshop and set some two-color gradient.     Step 2 Take the Soft Round Brush and start making dots (with different colors) above the gradient.     Step 3 Go to Filter -> Blur ->…
  • Free Blurred Wallpapers

    falantia
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
      Ipad Retina Wallpapers 1600 x 1200 Wallpapers The post Free Blurred Wallpapers appeared first on VectorSpace.
  • Free Snowflake Vector Pack

    falantia
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    10 free vector snowflakes available in AI and EPS. You may use them for both commercial and personal projects -> VIEW LICENSE AGREEMENT The post Free Snowflake Vector Pack appeared first on VectorSpace.
  • Free Abstract Photoshop Brush Set

    falantia
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
      This is a free Abstract Photoshop Brush Set, it contains 8 brushes available in ABR and EPS. You may use these brushes  for both commercial and personal projects -> VIEW LICENSE AGREEMENT The post Free Abstract Photoshop Brush Set appeared first on VectorSpace.
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