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  • Following the Hunch: How to Make Freelancing Into a Durable Business

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    “Ideas are easy; execution is hard.” You’ve probably heard some variation of this in the past, and it’s true—but it’s also not the whole story. Executing on ideas only matters if it reflects what people actually want. Owning a business makes sense if you plan to work independently for a long time. A successful business needs revenue to exceed its expenses and follow a stable, coherent plan. If you want to really succeed at independent work, I think you should approach your practice from the mindset of a business owner—and instead of calling yourself a freelancer, pitch yourself…
  • Rainbow Paint Roller
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Innovative paint roller allows people to decorate their homes with rainbows. Paint beautiful rainbows on walls and transform any room into wonderland. DIY Rainbow Roller by Antzy Carmasaic. A roller that paints rainbows. Also check out: Rainbow Food and Rainbow Book of Color
  • Top 100 Mobile Trends in August - From Layover Activity Apps to Virtual Fitting Rooms (

    TREND HUNTER - The Latest Trends
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:41 am
    ( Many of the top August 2015 mobile trends are a testament to the ever-evolving nature of the smartphone. From ordering apps that ensure you won't have to wait in line for lunch to travel apps...
  • Liquid Light
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Creative lamps designed by Nissa Kinzhalina look like glowing vessels filled with liquid light. Unique lamps will help you tell great stories: “Over time, poured light began to evaporate, gradually exposing the metal frame”. Also check out: Jellyfish Lamps and Forest Lamp for your Bedroom
  • A Few Things

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    31 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    By Gabrielle. Photo by Ben Blair. Hello, Friends! How are you? Has it been a good week? We have lots of fun stuff going on. Our 4 oldest kids took sailing classes this week run by the local parks & rec, and Ben Blair has his first sailing lesson this afternoon. We’ve never tried sailing before! But every time we’re near the Bay (which is practically daily), we have this overwhelming urge to be on the water more. We’re hoping that learning how to sail will fix that. Ralph’s class has the most adventurous program. Yesterday morning they sailed from Oakland to…
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  • Liquid Light
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Creative lamps designed by Nissa Kinzhalina look like glowing vessels filled with liquid light. Unique lamps will help you tell great stories: “Over time, poured light began to evaporate, gradually exposing the metal frame”. Also check out: Jellyfish Lamps and Forest Lamp for your Bedroom
  • Rainbow Paint Roller
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Innovative paint roller allows people to decorate their homes with rainbows. Paint beautiful rainbows on walls and transform any room into wonderland. DIY Rainbow Roller by Antzy Carmasaic. A roller that paints rainbows. Also check out: Rainbow Food and Rainbow Book of Color
  • Cross-Stitch Tattoos
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Creative tattoos designed by Eva Krbdk look like cross-stitched artworks. Beautiful cross-stitched tattoos. Unique pixel art and patterns on your skin. Also check out: Tattooed LEGOs and Tattooed Porcelain Figurines
  • Leaf Art by Susanna Bauer
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Crocheted leaves and nature inspired sculptures created by Susanna Bauer. There is a fine balance between fragility and strength; literally, when it comes to pulling a fine thread through a leaf. Fallen leaves are transformed into beautiful works of art. Also check out: Beautiful Leaf Art and Human Hair Leaves
  • Baymax Bed
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Comfortable bed designed to look like Baymax robot from Disney’s animated movie Big Hero 6. Baymax Bed - giant healthcare companion robot for your bedroom. [order] Also check out: Minion Bed, Pizza Bed, and Totoro Bed
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  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    By Gabrielle. Photo by Ben Blair. Hello, Friends! How are you? Has it been a good week? We have lots of fun stuff going on. Our 4 oldest kids took sailing classes this week run by the local parks & rec, and Ben Blair has his first sailing lesson this afternoon. We’ve never tried sailing before! But every time we’re near the Bay (which is practically daily), we have this overwhelming urge to be on the water more. We’re hoping that learning how to sail will fix that. Ralph’s class has the most adventurous program. Yesterday morning they sailed from Oakland to…
  • A Budgeting Game for Teens That I Totally Made Up (And Maybe Your Kids Will Like It Too).

    Design Mom
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Photo and text by Gabrielle. Over the next 8 weeks, I’m working with ScholarShare, California’s 529 savings plan, on a series of posts about family finances. I’ll be covering topics like creating a monthly budget, financial plans, saving for college, and teaching kids about finances. These topics are all super important, and depending on how a family approaches them, they can add or subtract a lot of stress from daily life. But I know talking about finances can trigger worry or shame for lots of us, so I promise to keep things shame-free and totally approachable.
  • Growing A Family: Hyperemesis Gravidarum

    Design Mom
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    By Gabrielle. I think most people are a little scared of morning sickness. It can leave us feeling like we’ve just run two marathons in a row, when all we’ve really accomplished is a feeble walk from our bed to the couch. It can surprise us during an important meeting with the realization “Huh. The smell of paper makes me vomit.” And then one day, it packs up and leaves and we forget all about the ghastly beast that interrupted our well-being for a few weeks. But there is morning sickness, and there is MORNING SICKNESS. The all-caps version sticks around all day and all night, despite…
  • Ask Design Mom: Two Introverts Raising an Extrovert

    Design Mom
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. Well, it’s been almost a year since I posted an Ask Design Mom question, but when I shared my 9 year blog anniversary post, I had a whole bunch of requests to post them more often. So here we go! I’ll do my best to make this a regular series again — and in the meantime, you can find the Ask Design Mom archives here. Now, on to the question! Question: Hi Gabrielle. You wrote a post a while ago about two extroverts raising an introvert. My family is the opposite. My husband and I are introverts and our only child is an extrovert (we think!). She is…
  • Healthy Snack Ideas: Flavor Pairings

    Design Mom
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Photos and text by Gabrielle. Sponsored by Blue Diamond. I can’t pretend we’re healthy eaters every single day, but I do try hard to keep healthy snacks around the house, so that when the kids reach for something, the options are weighted heavily toward real food and away from junk food. The tricky thing is, we tend to find ourselves in snack-time ruts — the food that was once a perfect mid-day treat becomes boring because we’ve eaten it too many times. So I thought it would be fun to work with the kids and use a “pairings” theme to come up with some snack…
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  • Following the Hunch: How to Make Freelancing Into a Durable Business

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    “Ideas are easy; execution is hard.” You’ve probably heard some variation of this in the past, and it’s true—but it’s also not the whole story. Executing on ideas only matters if it reflects what people actually want. Owning a business makes sense if you plan to work independently for a long time. A successful business needs revenue to exceed its expenses and follow a stable, coherent plan. If you want to really succeed at independent work, I think you should approach your practice from the mindset of a business owner—and instead of calling yourself a freelancer, pitch yourself…
  • Creativity Is Nourished by Conflict

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Talk to any brilliant creative about their life leading up to their success and you’ll discover some messy stuff. The role of conflict—conflict with others and conflict within—is especially evident when you examine the inflection points in creative careers. Consider the inner conflict of depression for a famous painter like Vincent van Gogh, or the role of a devastating break-up that inspires a career-making album like Alanis Morisette’s breakthrough Jagged Little Pill. Look anywhere and you’ll see it, from Woody Allen’s finest films developed during bouts of his depression to…
  • Use Your Computer’s Date/Time Settings to Keep You On Task

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Solo Studio The Next Web reporter Owen Williams has discovered a super simple, but super valuable, productivity hack hidden in his laptop. There’s a setting buried in System Preferences on OS X under “Date & Time and Clock” that has your computer audibly read out the time every hour, half-hour, or quarter-hour. With the setting on, you’ll begin getting a regular vocal reminder from your computer of the time: [I]t actually made me far more aware of how I was spending my time and how far through the day I was. Consider this; it’s easy when you’re a knowledge…
  • Do Fewer Things, More Often

    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Michael Lester Entrepreneur and VC Mark Suster lives by this rule: “Do Less. More.” In a time when you could fill an entire work day just staying apprised of what’s happening in the Twittersphere, or devote more time to cool conferences than to being at your desk getting things done, the key to productivity is doing less, better and more often. Here’s what that actually means: Do less. And do the things that you ARE doing better and with higher quality. Have a shorter to-do list with more things that are in the “done” category. Do fewer business development…
  • For Every 10 Hours of Haters, Spend 50 With Your Cheerleaders

    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Jim Tsinganos. Psychologists have long known about the “negativity bias”—the notion that our negative comments and moments have an outsized impact on our psyche. This means even a single online comment or snide remark from a friend has a profound effect on us. And, if we’re not careful, those comments can infiltrate our own thinking. When freelance writer and lifestyle blogger Melissa Sonico started her line of mixed-material necklaces, she discovered it was her friendships that burdened her passion: To put it short, I’ve really learned who my friends are in this process and,…
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  • Guerrilla Grammarians Fix Street Graffiti Spelling & Punctuation

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Calculated correctors, this team of vigilante street art fixers patrols for grammatical mistakes then regroups to decide on edits before hitting the streets of Quito, Ecuador, to deploy them. Known as Acción Ortográfica Quito, the group consists of a trio who share a strange set of common interests including street art copy editing. Like rogue professors, they use red to highlight their changes or suggestions, but their good intentions do not render their actions legal, hence their strictly maintained anonymity. “There’s a big…
  • Paint the Town: Massive Mural Transforms Mexican Neighborhood

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Waves of rainbow color cascade down a hillside neighborhood in Mexico’s drug capital as a street art collective paints over 200 houses. ‘German Crew’ enlisted the help of youth living in Las Palmitas to transform the town, brightening the facades of almost every single building in continuous swoops of fuchsia, orange, yellow, green and blue. The muralists covered 20,000 square meters (225,280 square feet) with powerful pops of color. Commissioned by the Las Palmitas municipality, the project is five months in the making, and these…
  • Rainbow Rail: 5,000 Neon Lights to Line Underside of Chicago “L”

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Designed to be suspended below Chicago’s elevated rail system, hovering above cars and pedestrians, this 5,000-tube neon lighting installation aims to bring bright colors to drab railway tracks, using illumination to bridge the dark gap formed by overhead infrastructure. A set of elevated rails forming a rounded rectangle in the heart of the city, the Chicago Loop defines the downtown experience. Physically, visually and audibly, this nexus of sometimes-subway lines creates a circuit of transit over and under which vast numbers…
  • Creature Comforts: ARK Luxury Terminal for Animal Passengers

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Swimming pools, private suites, flat-screen televisions, medical facilities and luxury lounges – all these amenities cannot be yours, but can be enjoyed by your pets (or pigs or horses) at the new AFK airport terminal just for animals. Opening next year alongside JFK international airport, over 70,000 animals of all kinds are expected to pass through ARK annually. This 50,000,000-dollar, 178,000-square-foot space will be the “world’s only privately owned animal terminal and USDA-approved, full-service,…
  • Lead Finger: Incredible Miniatures Carved Out of Pencil Tips

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Eagle feathers, the folds on Yoda’s robe and individual bricks on iconic buildings are among the impossibly tiny details captured in pencil lead by miniaturist Salivat Fidai. The Russian artist uses an X-acto knife to carefully scrape away minuscule shavings of graphite, revealing everything from realistic dinosaur heads to the Eiffel Tower. Sped-up videos on Fidai’s Instagram give us a look at the process, which starts with scraping away an inch or two of wood to reveal the graphite core. The artist creates the basic shape of each…
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  • Lions and Rhinos and Unicorns! Paper Wall Art by Papertrophy

    Sylvie Greil
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As part of the still-going-strong Western chic and vintage folk art trends, interior design boutiques have been selling out of animal skulls and antlers, from deer to steers and beyond. We buck the trend by going the paper route. Cue Papertrophy. The mastermind behind this iconoclastic company, Dr. Holger Hoffmann from Berlin, was inspired by classic animal trophies (author Ernest Hemingway in Africa comes to mind), but rest assured these gorgeous minimalist creatures were never alive. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Decor: Removable…
  • Let There Be Flower Lights: Performative ‘Shylights’ That Gloriously Bloom At The Click of Light

    Eileen O'Sullivan
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Studio Drift is a design team based in Amsterdam that engages with light and natural forms by producing exquisite sculptural light structures, exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. They are grandiose and breathtaking, both in design and in performance. Their 'Shylight' installations (like the one above at the  Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) are based on the movement of flowers, which open and close in reaction to light. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Upside-Down Mugs, Designer Henry Franks and Dyslexia

    Eileen O'Sullivan
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Designer Henry Franks has dyslexia, and he has the products to prove it. In 2013 he won the prestigious 'New Designer of the Year' Award in London. His upside-down Mugslexia mugs illustrate a symptom of dyslexia known as inversion - some letters can seem to invert when reading. It's confusing. Just so you don't pour boiling water on the bases, remember to stick the tea bag in first! (Or to mistakenly balance it on top). Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Futuristic Desktop: 3D Multi-Touch Computer + Desk Design Recycled Cardboard = Desks + Backpacks…
  • Push, Pull: Customizable Seating With Fun Foam Bar Chairs

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    This whimsical line of furniture is from designer Keren Shiker. Sink In uses foam bars inset in wooden frames that you can push or pull to create your very own custom piece of furniture - and change the configuration every time you sit down. They can be placed either vertically or horizontally and they're suitable for kids and adults alike. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Transforming Feel Seating System Made of Squishy Spheres Create a Seating Arrangement as Cozy as a Sweater Outdoor Obelisk: Stackable Patio Furniture Designs Flip, Stack and…
  • Oh Joy! Filter Removes Wine Sulfites for Headache-Free Drinks

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Some of us are cursed with sulfite sensitivities: we drink a glass of wine and then spend the next several hours to a day feeling miserable. Migraines, wheezing, swelling, and itchiness can all be punishment for drinking that delicious beverage that just happens to contain one annoying ingredient. Chemist James Kornacki developed a way to rid your wine of sulfites so you no longer have to go hunting for the one bottle in the store that's labeled "sulfite free. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Enjoy a Single Glass of Red Wine Without Popping the…
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    Customized Marketing

  • Process Is a Pleasure

    Customized Marketing
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    “We’ve done two websites so far with Customized Marketing. The end result is excellent and the process is a breeze. I highly recommend. Customized Marketing developed my first site in spring of 2013, bringing innovative ideas and designing a site that was extremely user friendly. Her dedication and design ability made the entire process effortless. Expanding my business in fall of 2014, I needed another website. After a quick call to Customized Marketing, I had another great design. The product that Customized Marketing provides is first class and the process is always a pleasure!
  • Seaway Marine Group

    Customized Marketing
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Seaway Marine Group provides marine towing & salvage, cargo/ freight transportation. They also provide TowBoatUS services.  The Owner wanted the ability for boaters in distress to immediately locate and phone Seaway Marine Group. The website is responsive on tablets and phones with the ability to auto dial.  Visit Seaway Marine Group’s website.
  • 100+ Women Who Care Greater Bluffton

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

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

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

  • 50 Beautiful Blog Designs

    Jacob Gube
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Are you designing a blog? Make sure to check out this showcase because you’ll find plenty of creative and beautiful blog designs here. AIAIAI Daniel Spatzek Newsblog Carlos Molina Industry West Magazine The Dowse Art Museum Sivert Høyem Dishoom CP+B Taste of Sundays Beyond Blog The blog of Travis Ladue TRÜF Blog Terra Nullius Hyperquake MOODBOARD The Mixd Blog Anchour Blog Scottie and Russell Mammoth Media Blog Wray Ward Blog InVision Blog Good Morning Urban Influence Metaverse Blog Form AIGA Made Publishers RAW-Fi Industry Standard Minimal Monkey Molly & Me Pecans A…
  • Animated SVG Pipes Effect

    Jacob Gube
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    We recently launched Happy Apps. In considering the design of the Happy Apps website, we aimed to have something uniquely eye-catching, fun and whimsical — we’re supposed to be "happy" after all — but also serious enough that our users feel confident trusting us with their uptime monitoring. One design element of the Happy Apps site that has received many compliments (and questions) so far is what we call "The Pipes." The Pipes is a full-page animation effect that we built using SVG, CSS and JavaScript. The SVG pipes is visually engaging enough that many…
  • Launching Your First App

    Jacob Gube
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    App development is difficult. Successful app launching is nearly impossible, especially given the millions of apps competing for your users’ attention. I don’t claim to be an expert on the topic of launching apps. But I’m glad for the opportunity to share a few of the tips and tricks I learned while launching my first few applications for iOS and OS X. Background The app I’m going to be referencing is my latest project, GA.TODAY — a simple Google Analytics widget. I decided to build GA.TODAY after becoming frustrated with the lack of existing tools when it came…
  • What Are You Working On?

    Jacob Gube
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    We all have something going on. Perhaps it’s a web development project. Maybe you’re teaching yourself PHP/Sass/React or how to design with Sketch. Are you working on launching your blog or ebook? Job-hunting? It might even be a self-improvement project like fitness, learning a new hobby or being a better spouse/significant other/parent. In this open thread, let’s talk about the project we’re working on right now. Share your response in the comments. Talking Points Tell us about your project. Why did you decide to do it? How’s your progress so far? What lessons…
  • 7 Excellent Websites for Learning Sass

    Jacob Gube
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Using Sass makes your web design projects much easier to build, scale and maintain. Taking the time to explore and learn Sass will yield many benefits. The Sass community is passionately helpful, so there’s no shortage of Sass tutorials, articles and guides on the Web. In this post, allow me to share my list of favorite sites for learning Sass with you. The Sass Way This site publishes excellent Sass tutorials and guides. Their tutorials/guides are divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced categories, which makes it easy to find content that’s appropriate to your interests.
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Friday Links

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    –A Strikingly Minimal Home Built in Less Than Six Months –Make it rain: UCLA unveils augmented reality teaching sandbox (via Δ S > 0) -A few tips on how to make your home feel better: How Home Design Supports Your Success -Are you sick of advice like this yet? 7 HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED WORK-LIFE BALANCE –The Origami Robots –The best person who ever lived is an unknown Ukrainian man -Cool! (Literally) Cold Pot (via treehugger) Have a great weekend.
  • Stockholm Sideboard

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Few things manage to hit just the right note of elegant simplicity, but the Stockholm Sideboard by Mario Ruiz for Punt is perfectly pitched. Quality materials, fine detailing, and the absence of drawer pulls creates a minimal luxe look, while the elevated sides add an extra shelving space that will keep books and artifacts* safely placed. Something like this is surely customizable, yes? Of course. Choose between pale rose or gold for the top shelf edging and white, black, stone, or dark brown for the slim legs. See the various veneer options below. Designer : Mario Ruiz Year of Design: 2012…
  • Shapes Mirrors: Tall, Hexagon, Round

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Agh! Shapes Mirrors! You’ve seen the Oblongs but what about the Tall Hexagon? And the Tall Round? And the Short Hexagon? It seems that there isn’t just one retailer with all versions in stock, so listed below is who has what at the moment. Designed by Sylvain Willenz / HAY Shapes Mirror 1 – Short Round, $315.00 CAD Currently out of stock at Dwell, $225.00; The Modern Shop has it at $315.00 CAD. Shapes Mirror 2 – Tall Round, $375.00 Available at A+R; (Dwell Store lists it at $295, but it’s out of stock) Shapes Mirror 3 – Short Hexagon, $315.00 CAD Currently…
  • Tubelor Grande Trash Bin

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    Why, yes, we have featured the Tubelor Grande Trash Bin before (back in 2013). But the Rosewood version is new, and can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty it is? A pretty trash can- you certainly don’t see one of those everyday. The design of the bin is made up of two parts: a decorative outer lid and the inner liner which holds the plastic bag. The result is a clean, streamlined look that would fit well within any room. “Matching hole in the body and cover pieces that allows the trash can to be moved in whole with one hand.” Dimensions: 12.5 l x 6.5 w x 13.25 h…
  • Kangaroo Light

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Uh, who doesn’t want a flexible, portable, interactive light? Because you might want to check out the Kangaroo Light before professing that your lighting needs are fulfilled. Control it wirelessly with your device via the app, and play around with moods and sound sensitivities and light alarms. Pretty fun, right? It could be a good nightlight for little ones, or even soft lighting for outdoor activities like camping. -Four pre-set light moods. -Rechargeable battery. -24 LED lights. Size: 6.5h x 7.5w x 0.5″d Materials: Water-resistant silicon rubber composite Designers: Ali…
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    Digg Top Stories

  • World's Tallest And Longest Slide Coming To London

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world's longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint all the way to the ground.
  • Galaxy Quest

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    When my wife, Sonia Van Meter, was chosen as one of the Mars One finalists, at first all I could see was my loss. Then I realized it’s humanity’s gain. So now I’m just taking it one small step for man at a time.
  • The Slippery Eel Of Probability

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    How do you solve probability problems that appear to have more than one correct answer?
  • We're Actively Creating The Geekiest World In The Universe

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:48 am
    It’s no secret that scientists are incredible, unrepentant geeks, so we really shouldn’t be surprised that the tentative maps for Pluto and Charon read like the most awesome mishmash of exploration history and popular culture to ever grace a planetary system.
  • Understanding Apple's Car Strategy

    2 Aug 2015 | 3:33 am
    "I do believe Apple has car prototypes in its labs, as some have suggested. But I believe they are there to help the company create a radical smart/intelligent connected-car architectural design that could be licensed to all car companies or be part of an integrated solution."
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  • Underwood Wines In A Can

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    As most wine drinkers know, one of the most versatile drinks on the planet can be enjoyed anywhere, but sometimes toting around a corkscrew, bottle, and glassware can be a...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Nipi Smart Cooler

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There are plenty of "smart" products out there that do little more than connect to an app and tell you some information you probably already know. The Nipi Smart Cooler...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Wild Turkey Master's Keep

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    When a legendary distiller like Jimmy Russell steps down, it's wise to keep the master distiller role in the family. Wild Turkey Master's Keep is an homage from Jimmy's son...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Worx Landroid Robot Lawn Mower

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Even if you enjoy mowing the lawn, chances are you have a hard time keeping up with all the maintenance it requires. The Worx Landroid Robot Lawn Mower will not...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • EDC: Black Top

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    REVIT Bomber Gloves ($100). Whiskey Grade Glove Clip ($50). Urbanears Medis Earbuds ($49). The X Bay Switchblade ($12)....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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  • These 5 Muses Inspired Some of Fashion's Greatest Designers

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    By Cailyn Cox Inspiration can be hard to come by, but these designers struck gold when they found their muses.SING TO US, MUSES!...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Stripes Blouse From Front Row Shop

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Stripes blouse might just be the perfect summer top. We can totally picture wearing this airy top while grabbing an iced coffee in the morning, perusing the farmers market in the...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • How to Get Away with Wearing a Romper

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    By Kirsten ClodfelterSummer is here in full force (can I get a hell yeah?), so let's talk about rompers -- super cute and still on trend for 2015. I love them...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Denim Reinvented: Yes, There Is Life After Levis

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    By Cailyn CoxDenim has long been a material favored by designers and fashion lovers because of its durability, comfort and versatility. However, it was once a fabric that was pigeonholed...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Lush D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    If you're tired of shaving cream that leaves you feeling like raw sandpaper, give Lush's D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap a go. This sweet, fluffy shaving soap will leave you feeling smooth and delicious. It works equally well for both legs...If you're tired of shaving cream that leaves you feeling like raw sandpaper, give Lush's D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap a go. This sweet, fluffy shaving soap will leave you feeling...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    Design Sojourn

  • The Most Important Skill All Design Thinkers Must Have

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Photo Source: Flickr It is the ability to identify patterns of insights and “connect the dots” in a meaningful way. Bruce Nussbaum, in a blog post: 3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life, calls it “Pattern Sight”. Pattern sight requires you to master the skill of looking for what should and shouldn’t be there. It’s the ability not only to see the rare “odd duck” but to routinely look for that duck and see it…It takes time to learn patterns of information, which is why you need to spend a lot of time “in the field.” We call that…
  • Dealing with Feedback

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Tom Fishburne shares a pretty funny comic on how to give and receive feedback. While this is from a Marketing standpoint, we can (as designers) also learn from this. For us in the creative industry, getting buy-in to our ideas or concepts is paramount. I’ve personally have experienced every one of this feedback. Sometimes delivered in a rather unpleasant manner. As Designers and Design Thinkers, we have to seek creative ways to deal with such feedback that goes beyond just doing good work. Often this includes being vigilant with meeting minutes or what agencies call “client…
  • Adopting the Simulation Mindset in Design

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    27 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    One of the key activities in Design Thinking is doing design. Hence the irony that Design Thinking actually involves design doing. Not exactly in what designers do, but brainstorming solutions, prototyping them, learning and validating, iterating and improving. Rinse and repeat. I like to use the analogy of simulating and experimenting during Chemistry lab to describe the Design activity in our workshops. For example the experiment of splitting “H” and “O” from H2O. I could never get my test tube with the Hydrogen to pop in my first go. I would need to try the process…
  • We are Hiring

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Design Sojourn is an exciting strategic design consultancy passionate in helping our clients leverage on Design Led Innovation to make people’s lives better. We have openings for Designers or Design Researchers with a strong background in Ethnographic Design Research. Designer or Senior Designer – Background in design from any discipline. Degree or diploma accepted. – At least 5+ years or 8+ years (Senior) with relevant experience. – Possesses a strong portfolio of projects underpinned by ethnographic research. – Exhibits a good command of the technical design…
  • 12 Thoughts on Implementing Design Thinking in Your Organization

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    4 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    A few simple observations on how you can implement Design Thinking in your or any organization large or tiny. These observations have been validated time and time again during my continual involvement with this activity. 1) The acceptance of Design Thinking is a lot easier when there is a real problem to be solved. If there isn’t one, it helps to talk about Design Thinking in the context of one. 2) Biggest roadblock to Design Thinking: organizations seeing it as a nice to have rather than a must-have. 3) Many of the articles I’ve read about DT misses this point: It is not only about the…
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  • 28 Bar & Grill Restaurant Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    A recognizable online presence should be one of the top priorities for any new restaurant. Patrons and new customers alike both prefer to find information about restaurants from the comfort of their desk, couch, or doctor’s waiting room. In the past we’ve covered food-related sites but haven’t been focused on specific types of food. This gallery places a direct focus on websites for grills, bars, and steakhouses. Each of the following sites exude both creativity and usability relating to a more niche consumer base. Use this gallery to your advantage when designing a new bar…
  • 25 Exuberant Portfolios for Writers & Authors

    Jake Rocheleau
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Portfolio design is a helpful topic for web designers who are always looking for inspiration. Most of these portfolios relate to graphic & web designers but there are many other creative people out there. Portfolio layouts vary dramatically based on the type of creative work. This gallery is devoted to 25 of the best portfolio websites for writers and authors. Writing is an expansive field that includes copywriting, technical writing, screenwriting, and of course authorship. Anyone who’s in the midst of a portfolio design or redesign will find a lot of great ideas from these…
  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Cloud File Storage iPhone App UI

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Cloud storage is one of the fastest growing markets for new web applications. Smartphones like the iPhone allow users to take their cloud storage on the go with ease. Following all this popularity I’ve created an exclusive DesignMag PSD freebie for a cloud storage iPhone application named CloudyApp. This PSD is completely free to download and customize for your own design work. Each of the filetype icons have been customized from the TitanUI kit of flat file icons which are also free for personal projects. This mobile app UI PSD is built to fit iPhone 6 retina screens at 750×1334.
  • Background Hero Image Trends in Modern Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The common use of website hero images should come as no surprise. Faster Internet speeds and larger monitors allow for a pristine viewing experience. Hero images can be found in layouts as banners, slideshows, or even fullscreen backgrounds. But these background images don’t always need to be fixed designs. Going beyond just static hero images there are some wonderful effects which can be created through CSS3 and JavaScript. In this post I’d like to cover a series of examples featuring hero image styles from live websites. Modern trends are changing rapidly and as a designer you…
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    30 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
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    Chinatown Soccer Club
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — The CSC squad lines up at this weekend’s Adidas Fanatic Tournament in Brooklyn after sailing through a heavily contested group unbeaten and without conceding a goal.
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    16 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
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    Shop online at Arkitip and save 50% on your order Magazine Editions, Books, Silk Screen Prints, Accessories, Zines, and more! Coupon code: ARKSS50. You have to enter the coupon to receive the discount so don’t forget to enter it before checkout. After you enter the code, click on the words “redeem coupon” and make sure the discounts are applied before proceeding to checkout. Complete your personal collection of Arkitip or help start a new one and help us to… • Support the arts • Support freedom of expression • Keep art affordable and accessible Thank you for the support.
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  • "Climate Portal" at Swedish Airport Lets You Experience Faraway Atmospheres

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Inside Sweden's Stockholm Arlanda Airport stands a mysterious mirrored box with three doors in it. It looks like a Backscatter machine designed by someone trying to make a splash at the Salone, but in fact it's a Climate Portal; step inside, and you'll suddenly experience the sensation of being in very different weather. "We wanted to create a way for you to experience your destination before even boarding your plane," write the developers. "So you'll know what to expect at the other side of the world."Each of the three doors contains a different environment: HOT (think Dubai), COLD (like…
  • Once Again a Combination of Design, Fine Woodworking and Roleplaying Games Leads to Tremendous Success

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    Adults who play role playing games have money, and are willing to spend it on good design. That was the conclusion I came to after seeing Geek Chic's beautiful gaming tables, which carry five-figure price tags and year-long waiting lists. And something I found outstanding about their approach was beyond their design work (which I also liked, by the way); it was that they really paid attention to the customer experience, carefully designing not just the furniture, but the process of how the end user orders one of their products and essentially has their hands held through much of the waiting…
  • Samsung Creates Monitor That Will Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Proving that they're not always chasing Apple, Samsung has designed a unique monitor with a wireless charging feature. Smartphones equipped with the Qi wireless charging standard can be placed onto the center of their SE370 monitor's base, and the juice will flow, absent cables.I love the idea, and I'm glad Samsung was the first to create one; although I'm a devout Apple user myself, as I've written before I believe that these two giants motivating each other to innovate can only be good for consumers.That being the case, I still see some 1.0-ishness in this design. First off it wouldn't work…
  • Adding Water to These Cars Reveals a Hidden Paint Job

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Thermochromic paint, sometimes incorrectly referred to as thermochromatic paint, is neat stuff. It contains pigments that change color as the ambient temperature changes. And in the labs of a company like the UK's Indestructible Specialist Coating Manufacturer, the temperature at which it changes, and the beginning and end colors, can be selected and calibrated.Safety-based product design applications are obvious: Imagine a pot handle, or engine part, or machine housing coated with the stuff; as it approaches a temperature too dangerous to touch with bare hands, it turns, say, red. Practical…
  • Tucking Away the TV

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    As a professional organizer, I get asked for storage suggestions all the time. And one of the most frequent requests is how to "store" the TV—how to hide a huge flat-screen TV so it doesn't dominate the room when not in use. One way to do this is to hide the TV with art. Media Decor has sliding art lifts that move horizontally or vertically, without using any visible tracks. This design allows the end user to use mirrors as well as a wide range of art. It's one of the few designs that uses wrapped canvases, not just framed art. However, it will require significant available space…
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    Presentation Zen

  • Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    Data and information are not inherently boring. The key is to select the appropriate (and accurate) data to support your message. Yet, it also matters how you bring the data alive, giving it context and meaning. One of the masters of displaying data in live talks is Swedish medical doctor and researcher, Hans Rosling, whom I've talked about often on this site and in my books (we were both keynoters at Tableau 2014 in Seattle as well; he's a wonderful man). His latest short presentation was posted this week and it's a great reminder of how to present a visualization in a simple, clear, and…
  • Contribution: the key to authenticity, engagement, & meaning

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    When I wrote the first edition of Presentation Zen back in 2007, I said that presentations are better when they are prepared and delivered in the spirit of truly wanting to make a difference and a belief in the power of sharing ideas. The secret to this spirit or approach is contribution. This is a key part of Presentation Zen. It's not about showing off. It's not about impressing. It's not about winning (or losing). I quoted the incredible Benjamin Zander who said this when speaking to a group of remarkably talented young musicians: “This is the moment — this is the most important moment…
  • When a bar chart can be misleading

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Just because a chart is correct, it does not mean it's not misleading. Here's an example: Back in the USA, on March 12, US Senator Ted Cruz and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden went head to head at a hearing on the President’s FY2016 budget request arguing as to what they thought NASA’s priorities are today. Sen. Cruz is known to be a climate-change skeptic and has often said that NASA should focus on space exploration and leave earth science to other agencies. Although Cruz and Bolden disagreed strongly, reports are that the hour-long meeting was nonetheless cordial. The interesting…
  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Persuade & Influence Others

    2 Jun 2015 | 11:45 pm
    A good book I often recommend is: Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Dr. Robert B. Cialdini et al. I first read the book when it came out in 2008. The book is designed for professionals who are interested in becoming better at understanding how to persuade or influence others. The book may also help you understand why you decide to do the things you do. Even if you are a researcher or teacher or a medical doctor, and so on, and not a business person, it's still important to understand how people are (or can be) influenced and persuaded by your words and behaviors. Each…
  • In Memory of The Sushi Maestro, Shuichi Inoue

    26 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Shuichi Inoue, the "Sushi Maestro," gave a beautiful, heartfelt presentation at TEDxKyoto last year about his passion and dream to spread the innovative approach of his art to the world. Yesterday, tragically, Shuichi's life was cut short by a careless driver on a Japanese freeway. All of us in the TEDxKyoto community are in a state of shock right now. Both Shuichi and I presented in the same session at TEDxKyoto last Fall. I met him in the green room back stage. He was gracious, humble, and all smiles. Shuichi was the nicest guy you could ever meet. I can't believe he's gone.  I'm sorry…
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  • 8 Leaves To Love + Tropical Leaf Decor Ideas

    Holly Becker
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    I’m loving the current tropical leaf trend, aren’t you? From clothing patterns (I have a pair of tropical print camouflage pants that I adore) to patterns for parties, the home and beyond, it’s such a fresh and inspiring take on greenery that veers a little away from the paired-back Kinfolk lifestyle which incorporates lots of houseplants to something more tropical and vacation-like. I love seeing leafy greens used as decoration in unique ways outside of the typical potted plants, too. And of course, you can bring this trend into your home outside of the…
  • The Magic Of Not Trying So Hard

    Holly Becker
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    I’ve been thinking lately about life and what really makes “a good time” good and it always comes back to having friends, someone you are partnered with (if they add happiness to your life), simple times like sloshing through mud puddles giggling with your children or making homemade bread, and letting a lot of laughter into your life – sincere, genuine, from the heart. I also think a home that I feel proud of qualifies here because I can’t really enjoy life without feeling at home in my environment. I never realized how overly sensitive I am to…
  • Ceramics By Robert Gordon Australia

    Holly Becker
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:59 am
    I discovered a ceramics studio recently that has been active since 1945 in Australia by the same family —  Have you heard of Robert Gordon? They have a factory outside of Melbourne with a staff of 30 and have recently taken on an agent in the United States, too. They not only design pieces for everyday living, but work with restaurants to produce custom made pottery which made me think about my own cafe/design shop dreams and how wonderful it would be to have custom wares for it someday. Well imagine that. They recently did a fit out for E.P. in Los Angeles, so location and…
  • Creative Cooking + Food Trucks

    Holly Becker
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:18 am
    A few years ago I spotted a micro “foodie” trend in Germany and today it’s slowly starting to take off – food trucks! Today I have a book to share with you all about them and where you can find the best ones in the country. As an American, food trucks are as common to me as the corner coffee shop and went from trend to a staple in mainstream American culture many years ago. It never dawned on me when I moved to Germany that, outside of festivals and Christmas markets, food trucks run by creative cooks were not common at farmers’ markets and…
  • Our New Sofa From Fashion For Home

    Holly Becker
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I can’t wait to show you the new little sofa in my living room that arrived from Berlin! It looks so sweet and acts as the perfect placeholder for the larger one I’m about to order for the opposite wall (I’ll put this baby elsewhere once it arrives). I’m in the process of renovating this room but for now, this little sofa looks so sweet. Later, it will go in another room since my apartment has enough room for it to move around – something I really love about living in this place other than the abundance of natural light. This darling sofa is the…
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  • Meet illustrator Minna Sundberg

    5 Aug 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Minna Sundberg is know for her online "comics" but here I want to point you to her talent for composition and great skill with typography. She is a true graphic designer. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Minna Sundberg's "Stand Still. Stay Silent" website... She also authored and illustrated "A Redtail's Dream"... A detailed look at here coloring process in Photoshop... From Chuck Green: Use the leading online learning company,, FREE for 10 days—no kiddig... Visit the Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design Briefing
  • Are you proofing the science of what you show?

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:36 pm
    A saw yet another example of this same problem last week—an illustrator used gears to symbolize how uniformly a process was working when, in reality, they were showing a set of gears that were locked tight. I point you to these examples of illustrations that are not scientifically feasible as a reminder that you've got to proof the concepts and ideas as vigorously as you proofread the words. Gears that won't turn (the top three)... The whole article: Whoops! Blunders and Mistakes of Science and Engineering compiled by Donald Simanek... Also from Chuck Green: Check out the biggest, best…
  • Could all this have really been captured by an amateur photographer?

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:22 pm
    As the years go by I am continually astounded by the amazing images photographers are able to capture. This is some epic work. What is even more astounding is that it was captured by police officer Jeff Boyce during his time off. In his first year of doing time lapse photography. "This entire timelapse sequence," Boyce explains, "was recording between May and June of 2015. During this time, I managed to arrange about 5 weeks off from my regular job as a Police Officer in California, and set out in my truck with no particular destination in mind. I had only picked up photography as a hobby…
  • Are you in search of a career niche?

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Here's an excellent example of someone who carved out a niche and made a career of it. Meet copywriter Valerie Haboush. Her B.A. in Journalism led to jobs in public relations, corporate communications, advertising copywriting and, ultimately, she found her way into the specialization of writing about real estate. Is there some aspect of design, writing, marketing, photography, or illustration (that you are particularly good at) that might provide a similar opportunity for specialization? Valerie Haboush's website offers many examples from her portfolio... I found her when searching for real…
  • Is this an infographic or worthless misdirection?

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:07 pm
    I see lots of "infographics" that are anything but. When I first saw "Deconstructing Successful Logos," on the website, I was hoping it would hold some valuable insight. But having read it, I think it is meaningless—its assertion is, to my way of thinking, tantamount to claiming that having a list of the individual notes used in last years top selling songs will somehow equip you to compose next years hit. The fact that a greater percentage of logos are rectangular, for example, does not necessarily mean that making a rectangular logo would somehow result in a "better"…
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  • I’m back! {Summer Vacation Is Over.}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    As you may have noticed from my instagram, I snuck out of town as they were finishing up our Kitchen and The Super Pantry Renovation. They were about a month behind on finishing the renovation work because of the whole trickle-in cabinet delivery/terrible paint debacle. I would have never left our renovation at such a pivotal time, but I had reached my renovation stress saturation point. (My skin has never looked so bad!) I put marks where I wanted the cabinet knobs to be placed and left the workers to follow my direction. They could handle this on their own, right? WRONG.Originally I had…
  • New Old Stone House Update: the renovation is wrapping up!

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Forgive me, but I have not been particularly revved up about the idea of reliving any of this process here on the blog. I physically feel unwell when I think about all the shenanigans we have been through since we bought this house. It gives me a complete migraine – and high blood pressure – and anxiety – all at once. I am convinced that our next house will be built ground-up. Surely that would be a more cut and dry scenario than what we’ve been dealing with here. I try to remind myself it is turning out beautifully and it will all feel better soon, but many days I…
  • Iris Flower Arrangements {Trade Secrets is coming!}

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

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

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

  • The 100-day Corporate get fit plan

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    I was recently at a rather hellish event listening to a presentation on corporate strategy.  I’ll summarise it for you – “blah, blah, digital, blah, blah, agile, blah, blah, ecosystem, blah, blah innovation, blah, blah, disruption”. The folks around me were getting rather excited – “Did you hear that? Agile disruption!  It’s the future” - and I knew these ideas would be inflicted in an ever increasing number of internal PowerPoint meetings. Hell begets many smaller hells it seems.The problem with words like ecosystem, disruption and innovation is they each refer…
  • Position, Flow and Movement

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:20 am
    Given some of the comments on my last post on "Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die" ... I thought I'd take some time to clear up another misunderstanding in the difference between position, flow and movement.Let us assume you've examined a line of business, starting from the point of user needs and developed a value chain. I'll assume you've also mapped this over evolution. Beyond the obvious of breaking down a system into components and the interfaces between them then there are three things to consider.Position : the position of components simply relates to how things are connected and…
  • Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die ...

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Every large system (whether a line of business or specific IT project) contains multiple components. Those components have a relationship with each other (known as position) but they're also evolving. Every components start as something novel and poorly understood - the uncharted space of the new e.g. the first telephone - and over time through demand and supply competition becomes widespread and well defined or in other words industrialised. The properties of these two extremes are polar opposites. As Salamon & Storey said in 2002, any structure needs to manage both of these polar…
  • On the impossibility of precognition and whether it's science

    27 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Back in the early 1990s, I worked in the field of genetics. Back then we understood the importance of epigenetic effects (i.e. cross generational inheritance of environmental effects or acquired characteristics) but the field was overtaken by a tyranny of the sequence. Why? Well, possibly due to the abundance of vendors selling costly sequencing machines or just an enthusiasm for the sequence. Still, over time we've come to understand the importance of the wider system and epigenetic effects are back with a vengeance.Despite our pretence of understanding, we understand very little of how the…
  • What is a map, what isn't?

    26 May 2015 | 4:37 am
    I was asked recently what makes a map? There are two important aspects of a map [when used for gameplay against competitors or a market, see comment by Alex below] and these are position and movement.1) Position gives you the relationship between things.2) Movement shows you how things can change.Hence when you look at a Chessboard, you can see the position of pieces and where they can move. When you look at a battlefield map, you can see the position of pieces and where they can move. Equally when you look at Wardley Map (see figure 1), you can see the position (i.e. relationship between…
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    House Enthusiast - Katie Hutchison Studio

  • KHS work-in-progress: O&G seating samples at Touisset small house renovation/addition

    Katie Hutchison
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    That's O&G co-founder Jonathan Glatt measuring in the foreground to the right. The homeowner is perched in a chair in the corner. Earlier this week, folks from Warren's O&G Studio were kind enough to bring barstool and chair samples to the Touisset small house renovation/addition so we could have a looksy in situ. We wanted to see which would fit best in terms of style, size, and color with the mahogany custom table and banquette, the jatoba bar counter and the (newly installed) antique southern yellow pine floors, as well as the overall updated…
  • KHS work-in-progress: Touisset small-house renovation/addition update

    Katie Hutchison
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Here are more progress shots of this small-house renovation/addition. Note the newly installed jatoba bar-top high counter, built-in banquette with custom mahogany table, down-draft range along the windows, and enclosed porch-like addition that I discussed in an earlier Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
  • Design snapshot: PEM historic arched-top tall windows

    Katie Hutchison
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    I was back in Salem, Mass. over the weekend for a photo shoot (updating the KHS website) and stopped by my favorite room in the upper level of East India Marine Hall at the Peabody Essex Museum. Constructed in 1825 to house artifacts collected by the East India Marine Society from beyond the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn, the Hall's original architect is currently unknown.The height and shape of the windows in combination with their arrangement and glazing pattern make a striking impression. Despite their towering size, I believe the windows are single-hung. The surrounding trim emphasizes…
  • A Newport secret garden

    Katie Hutchison
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Thought I'd share one of the sweet secret gardens from this year's tour in the Point neighborhood of Newport. I'm always impressed with the many and varied layers of interest the homeowners of these secret gardens are able to pack into a small space. This one, like others on the annual self-guided spring Secret Garden Tour in Newport, takes advantage of the placement of outbuildings and fences relative to the footprint of the main house to create a compelling outdoor room. Like many of the houses in my upcoming book The New Small House, this compact garden provides delightful additional…
  • KHS work-in-progress: Touisset small-house renovation/addition

    Katie Hutchison
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    With this post I'm starting a new category at House Enthusiast where I'll share "KHS work-in-progress". I posted some exterior and interior progress photos of this project over the winter in a "New-Small-House book tidbit" about transformation. Now the Touisset small-house renovation/addition is nearing substantial completion.This is a kitchen/dining/family area addition off a c. 1910 ish cottage bungalow. We designed it to resemble an enclosed porch inside and out, though it's new construction. Windows wrap three sides and a cathedral ceiling with mahogany beams give it a porch-like quality.
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  • Massive 50 Fonts Bundle + Extras

    Jacob Cass
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    I’ve recommended a few font bundles here on JustCreative, but nothing quite as massive as this bundle of 50 awesome fonts + extras from Alien Valley. You can get 50 quality fonts for less than the price of 2, saving you 95%! You will also find bonus extra items like icons, textures, badges and decorative elements inside too. This bundle is available for a limited time only (until 20 August) so grab it while you still can. Apologies for making you broke!
  • Top Free Tools for Creating Stylish & Effective Infographics

    Jacob Cass
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Charlie. In today’s digital world, marketers are multiplying their web site visitor numbers by posting inspiring infographics. Now any marketer can create a unique and stylish infographic in a short space of time with numerous online free tools as outlined below. Piktochart Piktochart is probably the most popular free infographic creation tool. In just a few clicks, you can easily create a stunning infographic with colourful images & text. You can make three for free and then upgrade to a $15 or $29 per month plan. With you can…
  • 23 Awesome Online Resources for Design Inspiration

    Jacob Cass
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This article has been contributed by Julie Petersen. By deriving inspiration from different people and different sources, one can learn quite a lot. So whether you are a guru or an aspiring designer, these online resources should inspire you to improve on your craft. Enjoy! 1) Designspiration Designspiration works more or less like Pinterest, the only difference is that Designspiration does not have the mason jars and the DIY pallet furniture. It focuses on high quality graphic design. Also see Ffffound. 2) WebDesigner News Highly curated web designer news, delivered to your inbox or on…
  • The Complete Professional Designer’s Toolkit – 97% Off

    Jacob Cass
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    If you’re after clean, modern, professional and corporate design resources, look no further! This huge design resource bundle from DesignCuts, a long time favorite, is packed full of world class fonts, vectors, mockup templates, branding templates, infographics, backgrounds and more. They are offering this massive bundle for $29 (97% off), which is a very unique opportunity to invest in your design career & toolkit. In my honest opinion, this is the best deal they have brought out yet but I’m a sucker for clean, modern design. The bundle well allow you to better showcase your…
  • Interview with Logo Lounge’s Founder, Bill Gardner

    Jacob Cass
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Long time followers of Just Creative will know just how passionate I am about logo design, so it comes with great pleasure to interview Bill Gardner, the founder of Logo Lounge and Gardner Design, and most recently, an AIGA ‘Fellow’ award winner. For those unfamiliar with LogoLounge, it is a logo inspiration book series and the leading online logo inspiration gallery. LogoLounge (Bill) also publishes a well-respected annual logo design trend report that gives a trajectory of where logo design is heading. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my work featured in 6 of their books,…
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    Jort Schutte
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Breakfast New York, a ‘rapid product and prototype company’ who you might know from this other really cool project, made something new. For Forever 21 they created a massive 6.400 ‘pixel’ display made entirely from spools of thread. Made to show Instagram pictures hashtaged: #F21ThreadScreen.
  • Robert Beatty

    Daniël van der Winden
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Yesterday I bought the (purple and yellow!) vinyl release of Tame Impala’s new album ‘Currents’. If you enjoy good music and a good album cover, this is one to buy. The cover was created by Robert Beatty, an artist and musician from Lexington, Kentucky. His portfolio is a trip through brilliantly colourful and psychedelic work with a nostalgic feel. His Toilet Paper Cosmos Tumblr is worth following, too.
  • Journey

    Bart van de Haterd
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:52 am
    One of the greatest and most beautiful PS3 games ever made has now been re-released for the PS4. Journey is an interactive tale, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. It features stunning visuals, haunting music, and an unique online gameplay.
  • Legs of Amsterdam

    Daniël van der Winden
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    Frans van der Meer runs a 90-year-old bike shop in Amsterdam. He’s one of the city’s most authentic bicycle repairmen. Wytse Koetse shot a great 12-minute portrait of the man and his neighbourhood. It’s well worth your time. Have a nice weekend!
  • TDF

    Timo Kuilder
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Ten Dollar Fonts is a type foundry by a selection of international designers. Now rebranded to The Designers Foundry. To celebrate they made a sampler with their collection of fonts. New website with nifty (open)typetester and design by Wade Jeffree who is also responsible for the Hardy typeface.
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made with careful photography and Photoshopping. If you’re wondering how the images are actually created, Johansson has been regularly release behind-the-scenes videos showing his techniques. Here are a number of his photo-manipulation artworks accompanied by short but fascinating BTS videos: Cut & Fold Drifting Away Soundscapes Closing Out Landfall Endless Stories Via PetaPixel
  • Stunning Pictures Of Singapore Then And Now – 50 Years Of Independence

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:13 am
    Small transportation boats, known as bumboats, leave trails of light as they travel across Marina Bay past the skyline of Singapore in this photo taken in 2004. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from 7 to 10 August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fifty years ago, hundreds of small boats lined the Singapore river in the city centre. Today, most small boats are gone, except a handful of neon-lit tourist ferries. Maritime trade is still the backbone of the city-state but after decades of rapid growth Singapore, which at less than half the size of London is among the…
  • The Largest Asian Online Retailer Alibaba Opens Rural Service Centers In The Chinese Countryside

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    Zheng Liying looks at a computer screen in front of a picture of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, seen on the cover of a publication, at Zheng’s Alibaba rural service centre in Jinjia Village, Tonglu, Zhejiang province, China, July 20, 2015. E-commerce growth in the countryside now outpaces that in major cities, though fewer than one tenth of online purchases made on Alibaba platforms were shipped to rural areas in the first quarter of this year. Alibaba estimates the potential market at 460 billion yuan ($74 billion) by next year. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters) A customer checks on a parcel at an…
  • Zaha Hadid Architects Have Completed The Messner Mountain Museum Corones In Italy

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    Zaha Hadid Architects have completed the Messner Mountain Museum Corones, located in South Tyrol, Italy. Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is surrounded by the alpine peaks of the Zillertal, Ortler and Dolomites. Established by renowned climber Reinhold Messner, the sixth and final Messner Mountain Museum explores the traditions, history and discipline of mountaineering. Messner, the first person to climb all 14 mountains around the world over 8,000 meters, and the…
  • Modern Home Features a Staircase Designed Specifically for Small Pets

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    Architect Joe Chikamori of 07BEACH has outdone himself when it comes to producing a pet-friendly home. In the span of only 49 days, the architect was able to redesign his friend’s Vietnam-based residence by installing several modern features. The most interesting installation: a separate staircase for his friend’s small dogs. When deciding what to change during the planning stage, Chikamori’s priority was to make the house comfortable for the entire family—furry friends and all. “The method to design for this house IS pretty simple. I thought of it as the most…
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  • Africa’s future lies in code

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    40% of Africa’s population is younger than 15 years of age. Having a young population in the digital age is a remarkably valuable position for a continent to be in, but if that young group was able to code and program computers and the machines of the future, Africa would be able to write her own future. Africa’s future lies in code The importance of machines in the world’s future cannot be underestimated. Predictions of wide-spread global industry disruption as a result of machine automation are everywhere. Much like the invention of the printing press in the 15th century,…
  • Three Youtube stars you should follow

    21 Jul 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Ordinary people sharing their lives and opinions on YouTube is a growing phenomenon and one the media industry is starting to pay serious attention to. With very little professional production support many YouTube stars command in excess of 250 000 views per post, which considering the investment they have made in the product, is astounding. What’s really interesting however is not the popularity of these stars, but the amount of genuine influence they have with their audiences. Adults find YouTube stars more influential than traditional celebrities seemingly for the same reason younger…
  • Should we fear artificial intelligence?

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    Artificial intelligence has been around for some time. Back in the 1980’s chess computers used a form of artificial intelligence to comfortably beat many of their human opponents. We thought that was clever, and outside of science, paid it little attention. Thinking robots belonged in science fiction films and kids toys. But it seems, that as we evolve faster towards the realisation that many human jobs will be taken by intelligent robots – panic is starting to set in. For us – technology, including artificial intelligence, really is a great leveller. Today you can create…
  • Great brands solve problems

    17 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Capitalism is essentially an efficient system of problem solving. Companies utilise financial and intellectual capital to make a society better and as a reward for their efforts they make a profit, which can then be reinvested into the company to affect even greater change. Great brands solve problems Some of the worlds greatest brands have problem solving baked into their DNA. Think of how Patagonia, Uber, Apple, Google, Tesla and AirBNB have used modern challenges as their primary driver of brand building. Their value in existence is obvious, if they were not around, society at large would…
  • What determines success in life?

    15 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    What determines whether you will succeed at a task or not? Is it talent or intelligence? Or perhaps something far less measurable, is the key? Scientists and psychologists are starting to understand that the real key to success in life has nothing to do with how clever, good looking or well-connected you are, but rather how determined you are to succeed. In reality, you may well be super capable of intellectually understanding a complex task like mastering mathematics at university level, but if you are not inspired to achieve the learning of mathematics – chances are you will not…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Sha’an d’Anthes

    Nikki Catalano
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Take a look at the creative wonderland that is artist, designer and illustrator Shaman d’Anthea. Dawn is the first in a series of three artworks within the Timelapse series exhibited in her Prickly solo exhibition.
  • Mouni Feddag

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Nottingham illustrator and artist Mouni Feddag.
  • Capucine Granier-Deferre

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Documentary work from French photographer Capucine Granier-Deferre.
  • Alex G

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Alex G is an artist based out of Los Angeles.
  • Nic Bezzina

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Sydney based multi-talented photographer Nic Bezzina.
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  • 'The Thing From The Future' Card Game by...

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    'The Thing From The Future' Card Game by Situation Lab - "an imagination game that challenges players to collaboratively and competitively describe objects from a range of alternative futures." (Want more? See and
  • catalogs the active human-made...

    1 Aug 2015 | 11:39 am catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy. (Want more? See and
  • BMW Announces the First Integration of...

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    BMW Announces the First Integration of EnLighten App - your car can know when a light will change! (Want more? See and
  • Exploding Kittens (+ 30 and up NSFW deck) are...

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Exploding Kittens (+ 30 and up NSFW deck) are here! The ridiculously successful Kickstartered card game from The Oatmeal, Elan Lee, and Shane Small has arrived - see the unboxing! (Complete with 'surprise thingie' in the packaging) (Want more? See and
  • The Alabama Chanin Collection at Heath Ceramics...

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:48 pm
    The Alabama Chanin Collection at Heath Ceramics - They describe it as “The point of intersection between stitch and clay." Stunning! Hard not to want the whole collection. (Want more? See and
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  • Unboxing Exploding Kittens

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    It’s here! Exploding Kittens! The wildly (8.8 million dollar) popular Kickstarted card game by Elan Lee, The Oatmeal, and Shane Small. Filled with ridiculous illustrations and promises to take a mere 2 minutes to learn and 15 minutes to play a round + it even has a NSFW add on that is for “Ages 30 and up?” Take a peek inside on the next page - the packaging “surprise thingie” is too fun. TO PAGE 2 of "Unboxing Exploding Kittens"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See +
  • Heath Ceramics Alabama Chanin Collection

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    I can’t stop staring at this Alabama Chanin Collection at Heath Ceramics - They describe it as “The point of intersection between stitch and clay. A collaboration between Natalie Chanin and Heath ceramics yields an anthology of carefully crafted modern heirlooms in a new and permanent dinnerware line.” They are too beautiful to eat off of. Too fragile to hang on the wall in case of an earthquake. Yet they make we wonder if its pieces like these people put on registries, to collect up those stunning pieces you can already imagine passing on generation to generation. The white…
  • Roundup

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Another dose of inspiration from - click on the squares to find out more and feel free to share what inspires you too! (Want more visual goodness? See +
  • Packaging: Laser Cut Wood... Crate?

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Just stumbled across these pictures in my phone and had to share! Imagine ordering drawers, and they arrive in a big laser cut (and etched or stamped - depending on size) wood crate. With the panels interlocking like a puzzle, and screwed to the drawers themselves to minimize any damage or excessive packaging! And bonus? Looks like after unboxing, the pieces would easily pop back together as a coffee table or kids play table. Apparently Front Runner Outfitters HQ in South Africa is testing out this new packaging, and I got to see a few in their US showroom and warehouse. The rope handles are…
  • Roundup

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Another burst of inspiration! Click the squares to find out more about what’s inspiring me lately at (Want more visual goodness? See +
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • relax poolside at casa as in buenos aires by alric galindez architects

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    the argentinian residence is separated into two floors, with continuous glass lines running vertically across its entirety. The post relax poolside at casa as in buenos aires by alric galindez architects appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • canpo 01 frames the po river with its rough natural appearance

    2 Aug 2015 | 3:15 am
    by incorporating earthen tones throughout, the project fits into its natural context while providing visitors the opportunity to swing along the po's banks. The post canpo 01 frames the po river with its rough natural appearance appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney

    natasha kwok I designboom
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    based in a prime location opposite sydney harbor, the four-storey property exudes an elegant quality where the interiors have been designed to showcase the client's art collection. The post luigi rosselli architects revives art deco harbor front property in sydney appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • carlo contin celebrates design heritage with 69th trophy coppa agostoni

    carlo contin
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:15 pm
    the racing memorabilia is made from collected scraps of wood from the workplaces of brianza's foremost craftsmen cut and glued together. The post carlo contin celebrates design heritage with 69th trophy coppa agostoni appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • red dot award recipient – nanoleaf – offers dimability without dimmer

    trevor reed I designboom
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:10 pm
    presenting the world's first light with built in dimming capabilities, the bloom LED bulb adds aesthetic qualities to otherwise dull bulbs. The post red dot award recipient – nanoleaf – offers dimability without dimmer appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Good Brand to Know: Tempaper Temporary Wallpapers
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Are you afraid to commit to a wallpaper? This post is coming to you from someone who leaves wallpaper samples thumb-tacked to her walls for years without ever even calling that great wallpaper hanger a designer friend recommended, so trust me, I completely relate. That’s why Tempaper is so brilliant. Their selections are self-adhesive and totally temporary. So long as your walls are nice and smooth (they recommend that your surfaces that have been painted with a satin or semi-gloss finish paint, not flat for the best results), you can simply peel and stick this self-adhesive temporary…
  • Don’t Miss the Gus Modern Summer Sale!
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Buying a new sofa is a big deal. It’s one of those big purchases that you hem and haw over and save up your money for. Don’t miss this chance to save 20% on Gus*Modern’s upholstered pieces. There is a range of beautiful styles, fabrics and colors. Also while you’re shopping, why not pick up a chair or two, and/or an upholstered ottoman? The sale is on until August 16, 2015, so you’ll have plenty of time to hem. And haw. Then decide.   The Margo Sofa is a beautiful new classic with French flair. And deep jewel-toned blue is the new neutral. Upholstered in…
  • Our Top Five Favorite Mad Men Design Moments

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Now that Don Draper finally nailed the ultimate account and Mad Men has disappeared into 1970 forever, I’ve been binge watching the whole thing all over again on Netflix. There were so many fantastic moments of graphic design, fashion design, even hair design (and some not-so-good ones, those ’70s staches and sideburns were not doing the characters any favors). But most of all, I loved to watch Mad Men for the spot-on 1960s set design. There are too many to count; with all that Eames, Saarinen and other mid-century icons lurking everywhere. Here are some of the highlights: What…
  • Don’t Miss This Fatboy Deal!
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whether you’re craving a colorful hammock to swing in or big fat comfy seats to replace those rickety old lawn chairs, there has never been a better time to stock up on Fatboy’s clever and colorful outdoor furniture offerings.  Now through June 15 2015, spend $600 on Fatboy Outdoor Furniture and save $100.     This is not your 1970s bean bag. The Fatboy Original Outdoor comes in way cooler colors, is much more comfortable as a real seat and its jacket is moisture repellent Sunbrella™ fabric.   You know it’s the best time of year to lounge and swing from…
  • Brand Spotlight: Kahler Design
    29 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you don’t know Kähler, you’re going to want to get to know them. The iconic Danish ceramics company has been making museum-worthy pieces since 1839. Don’t let the pedigree scare you though; the Kahler pieces you’ll treasure forever are still handmade by artisans yet are reasonably priced.   Hand-painted stripes mark the classic Omaggio line by Kähler. A variety of shapes and sizes in a range of colors, the vase collection is made for all sorts of leaves, branches and blooms.   Omaggio will dress your table with style as well. A favorite is the crisp…
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    Fubiz Media

  • The US Salt Flats Speed Week

    2 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    Le 22 juillet dernier, le photographe Rick Bowmer, travaillant pour AP Photo, a immortalisé les paysages du Bonneville Salt Flats, le désert salé d’Utah, où a lieu (en temps normal) le Salt Flats Speed Week. Chaque année, des milliers de visiteurs viennent du monde entier pour contempler des voitures et des motos rouler à toute vitesse sur ces terres salées. Pour la deuxième année consécutive, ce rassemblement a été annulé à cause de l’humidité qui interdit les courses.
  • The French Alps Photography

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Laura Braconnier, passionnée de photographie et par les montagnes, signe une série de clichés, intitulée Mountain colors – The French Alps, rendant un magnifique hommage aux Alpes françaises. Durant deux ans, elle a saisi les plus beaux profils de ces reliefs et les plus jolies lumières qui les tapissent suivant l’heure de la journée. Ces sommets, qui peuvent parfois se montrer intraitables pour quiconque souhaite les affronter, offrent le plus souvent un spectacle à couper le souffle.
  • Portraits of Redhead Women

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    La photographe bosniaque Maja Topčagić centre son travail sur une partie précise de la population : des jeunes et jolies femmes aux cheveux roux. Sachant que seulement 1 à 2% de la population mondiale peut se targuer de posséder des cheveux d’une telle couleur, l’artiste parvient à magnifier les jeunes femmes immortalisées, à découvrir dans la suite dans une série de portraits.
  • Silhouette Experimental Typography

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Le designer Coréen Cheolhong Kim a imaginé une typographie hors du commun conçue en 3D. Les silhouettes des lettres sont formées par des jeux d’ombres, des plis, des creux et des reliefs. Des mots composés par l’artiste sont à découvrir dans la suite ainsi que l’alphabet.
  • Summer-Like Photography by Vava Ribeiro

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Vava Ribeiro est originaire de Rio de Janeiro, ville dans laquelle il a grandi et découvert le surf. Après une formation artistique l’amenant à s’installer à New-York, il a commencé à exposer et travailler en tant que photographe pour des médias reconnus tels que Dazed and Confused ou encore le New-York Times. Aujourd’hui nous avons choisi de mettre en valeur certains de ses clichés empreints d’imagination, de romance et de lumières chaudes. Du crépuscule feutré aux néons de Copacabana, il se dégage de ces photographies une atmosphère onirique et…
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  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: Facebook drones and giant slides

    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla's Model S got a lot of press when Elon Musk unveiled a "Ludicrous" upgrade that goes from 0-60 in 2...
  • Amazon lets anyone put Alexa voice control in their devices

    Mariella Moon
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    Amazon released the Alexa Appkit last month in hopes that developers will create cool new features for the voice technology that powers the Echo. This time, the e-commerce giant is offering the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) itself as a developer previe...
  • Roku's Dropbox channel puts cloud files on your TV

    Jon Fingas
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    You can already access your Dropbox files on all your PCs and mobile gadgets, but what if you want to put them on your TV? If you have a Roku player, you're set. Roku has launched a Dropbox channel that lets you browse your photos and videos on i...
  • Businesses can rent a Pepper robot for customer service

    Mariella Moon
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Folks in Japan might find themselves chatting with Pepper robots in business establishments these coming years. The enterprise version of the gentle-looking humanoid machine will be available for pre-order starting on October 1st, 2015, and busines...
  • Tiny sensor tells you when your favorite places are crowded

    Jon Fingas
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    You probably aren't a fan of showing up at the coffee shop right when there's a large line, or at the gym when there are no free machines. Wouldn't it be nice if you could find out how busy a place is at any given moment, without resorting to esti...
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  • Ship House

    Mr K (boss)
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Imaginée par le studio japonais Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates et construite à Nishinomiya, dans la région de Hyogo au Japon, coup de projecteur sur l’étonnante « Ship House », une impressionnante villa dont la façade est réalisée en acier laissé naturel, afin qu’il puisse prendre la couleur de la rouille. Plus de détails … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Compact Sofabed

    Mr K (boss)
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Simple et très pratique, coup de coeur pour le « Lewis Sofabed » du designer Matthew Lewis Hill, un excellent petit sofa doté d’une table basse intégrée qui se transforme en un tour de main en lit d’appoint.   Credits photos & Design by Matthew Lewis Hill … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The Dreamers Series

    Mr K (boss)
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Sobrement intitulée « The Dreamers », découverte de cette très belle série de clichés de personnes endormies shootées par le photographe italien Francesco Sambo. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Francesco Sambo … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Kooyong House

    Mr K (boss)
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Superbe villa contemporaine créée par le studio Matt Gibson Architecture, focus sur la très belle « Kooyong House », une splendide maison construite dans la région de Melbourne en Australie. Construite sur deux niveau dans une forme inspirée d’un « L », elle offre en outre tout le confort d’une agréable terrasse en bois… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Scented Candles

    Mr K (boss)
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Dans un style moderne comme à son habitude, le designer Jérôme Olivet revisite les bougies parfumées avec sa très belle collection sobrement intitulée « NAO ». Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & design by Jérôme Olivet … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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  • July Free Resources – Articles & Podcasts

    Adam Churchill
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Recent Articles The New Design Leader Emphasizes Leadership by Jared SpoolUser research is the most effective tool for bringing the user into every conversation. Smart design leaders prioritize their team’s user research capability above design skills. Understanding the user and their needs will drive great design. Hiring UX Experts Versus Giving Your Team Their Own UX Skills by Jared SpoolBringing on someone with skills and training the rest of the team in those skills are not mutually exclusive activities. In fact, they are quite synergistic. The UX Expert can act as a coach and…
  • UI20: Detailed Descriptions on All 8 UI20 Workshops

    Lauren Cramer
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Explore the UI20 daylong workshops in great detail Monday, November 2 workshops Scenario-Driven Design by Kim Goodwin Prevent endless design debates and feature creep with a shared understanding. Service Design by Marc Stickdorn Design for every touchpoint across your customer’s entire journey. Building Scalable Design Systems and Style Guides by Nathan Curtis Build a cohesive cross-product experience with defined standards and workflows. UX and Product Roadmaps by Bruce McCarthy Learn structured processes for product strategy, priorities, and roadmaps.
  • A UX Advantage Podcast with Karen McGrane: Why Marc Rettig?

    Sean Carmichael
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    [ Transcript Available ] There are always burning questions about how to get organizations to be more design-centric and what better way to learn than from someone who has done it. Marc Rettig has been helping organizations make the transition for 30 years. In this podcast, Karen McGrane shares why he was chosen as one of the keynote speakers for UX Advantage. Join us in Baltimore August 18-19 for UX Advantage. For more information, visit Recorded: July, 2015 [ Subscribe to our podcast via ←This link will launch the iTunes application.] [ Subscribe with other podcast…
  • UIE Newsletter: The New Design Leader Emphasizes Leadership

    Jared Spool
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    In this week’s article, I discuss the changing roles of a design leader, whose focus should be more on leadership than on design. Here’s an excerpt from the article: As we learn more about the current cohort of design leaders—the ones who are making their organizations more competitive through design—we find they are nothing like this mythical ideal super-designer. Their superpowers aren’t turning everything they touch into beautiful works to be idolized. Instead, they focus more on leadership than on design. That isn’t to say they ignore design, rather that great design is the…
  • A UX Advantage Podcast with Karen McGrane: Taking Advantage of Fear

    Sean Carmichael
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    [ Transcript Available ] The belief of public failure or marketplace irrelevance can drive an organization to change. How does a UX leader exploit this corporate fear? What transforms the momentum from fear into positive change within the organization? Those are just some of the questions being addressed at the UX Advantage conference. Karen McGrane and Jared Spool will be your hosts as they have meaningful conversations on a series of topics with top design executives. In this podcast, Karen tackles the UX Advantage topic, Taking Advantage of Fear. Join us in Baltimore August 18-19 for UX…
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  • How To Start Creative Work After A Break

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We sit at our desks and tell ourselves what we’ll do. We convince ourselves how we’ll find our groove again, how we’ll come back in a blaze of glory as if no time has lapsed between our most and least creatively productive moments. And then we stumble. It isn’t as natural as we hoped. It isn’t as easy as we thought it’d be. First We Second Guess We second guess ourselves. We lose our minds. We get distracted. We wonder what else is on Netflix, what else we can read, whether or not Varys is of the Blackfyre line, if Underwood will survive his presidency…
  • It Doesn’t Matter, Make Something

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Light bulb blew? It doesn’t matter, make something. Batteries in mouse died? It doesn’t matter, make something. Tired? Sore head? Sore toe? Doesn’t matter, make. Chair too low? Desk too high? It doesn’t matter, make something. Don’t think you’re good enough? None of us do, make something. Parents, family, friends telling you you’re wasting your time? Screw them, make something and prove them wrong. Teacher telling you that your work isn’t good enough? Keep making things, it will be. Or they’re wrong. Maybe both. make a chair, make a…
  • Craft Ushers Into Our Lives Through Discipline

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Knowing what makes something wonderful doesn’t make us craftsmen, it simply makes us fans. We have to make things. We have to make things everyday. We have to move our minds and imagine making things, we have to move pencils and draw sketches of things, we have to wonder what things could be made, what we could do, what we would do different to improve or intrigue. We have to practice practicing. No part of our process can go without finer detail and improvement. This isn’t to say that we must obsess over our crafts and think of nothing else. But, for me at least, showing up…
  • Everyone Loses the Blame Game

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It’s the client’s fault. It’s the project manager’s fault. It’s because of the budget, the political situation, the committee to which you’re pitching. You didn’t have enough time. You didn’t have enough money. You didn’t have enough information. It’s natural for us to want to shift the blame. It’s even more natural for us to avoid having the blame be put on us, especially when there’s good reason for that burden to be worn elsewhere. But talking about blame is pretty useless. It doesn’t say who did anything right,…
  • I Want To Be Wolf Bait (The Joy of “I Don’t Know”)

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “I don’t know.” Great Googly Moogly is that a wonderful thing to say! What a wonderful thing it is to hear! When we hear it we are given an opportunity. If the time and place and person and context is right, we have an awesome opportunity. We get to show them something awesome. We can show someone something they didn’t know before and, if we’re lucky, they’ll do the same for us the next time we say “I don’t know.” Oooooh, it sends shivers! Let’s say it again. “I don’t know.” Yes! It’s good! It’s so good…
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  • Top high school plays and musicals, by decade

    Nathan Yau
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Based on annual high school play and musical rankings from the magazine Dramatics, which date back to 1938, NPR charted the most popular plays by decade. For a variety of reasons — cast size, family-friendliness, and licensing — the oldies still reign. There are two views. In one, the top six plays/musicals are shown each decade and colored by when they were first produced. Mouse over a play, and it's highlighted in the other decades if it's at the top. The second, more interesting view shows rankings over time. Select a play from a dropdown and see the ups and downs among the top…
  • Technology sector, share of market over time

    Nathan Yau
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Here's a straightforward stacked area chart from the Economist that shows shifting market share in the technology sector. It highlights the quick shrinkage of IBM in the 1990s, Microsoft reign soon after, and the apple surge mid-2000s. Be sure to look at the nominal and real views too, because even though relative dominance shifted, the sector as a whole is up and up. Tags: Economist, technology
  • Gender prediction through trivia performance

    Nathan Yau
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:26 am
    Todd Schneider likes trivia, and he plays in an online league called LearnedLeague. Curious, Schneider wondered if there was anything interesting he could glean from the performance of the LLamas (Learned League members) that might apply to knowledge in general. He looked at it from two angles. In the first, he simply calculated correlation coefficients between subjects. If you know world history, are you more likely to know geography? Yes. If you know math, are you more likely to be in tuned with pop culture? Probably not. The correlations aren't too surprising, but the correlation strengths…
  • How stolen data affects you

    Nathan Yau
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    You typically hear about data breaches in terms of number of records that were hacked. "A million email addresses were stolen" or "hackers ripped off 100,000 passwords." Does anyone care? After the initial gasp-shock-horror, we move on and everyone forgets until the next time it happens. However, if a hack affects you in some way, you pay closer attention. That long random string password reminds you every time you log in somewhere. That's the idea behind this quiz from the New York Times. Answer a few quick questions. See the potential information bits about you that were stolen in the past…
  • Avoid busy times at local businesses with Google

    Nathan Yau
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
    Waiting in line stinks. I purposely go to the grocery store during off-times with my son, so I don't have to deal with the long lines. Google, I think currently only on Android phones, now provides information on when people go to the businesses around you, using a similar logic to auto traffic on Google Maps. Nice. Tags: Google, location, traffic
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    Innovation Lab

  • KRIFA som digital frontløber

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    KRIFA som digital frontløber Sprog Dansk Organisatorisk opgraderingUdfordringen Kristelig Bevægelse stod i 2014 over for udfordringer med “organisatorisk sløvhed” ift. udvikling af innovative digitale services og produkter, hvilket hindrede den strategiske vision om at forblive på forkant i branchen på den digitale front. Det var ønsket at skabe en struktur, som tillod udvikling og kvalificering af “domænet for digital” med optimale forhold for hastighed til marked, innovation og kvalitet. Processen I tæt samarbejde med ledelsen, udviklede Innovation Lab en proces for en…
  • Den komplette hoteloplevelse

    10 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    Den komplette hoteloplevelseInspiration og forretningsudvikling i oplevelses- og turismebranchen  - En 360 graders oplevelse i én bygning.  Hotel Droog i Holland har samlet den komplette ferieoplevelse i én bygning. Hotellet er beliggende centralt i Amsterdam i en 700 kvm. bygning fra det 17. århundrede. Hotellet er udtænkt som et knudepunkt for alle de aktiviteter, som en gæst kunne have interesse i, under et ophold i byen. Hotellets gæster kan vælge mellem forskellige caféer og restauranter, samt en række af butikker, en ’magisk’ have samt et kunstgalleri og museum. Desuden…
  • Customer centricity - who cares?

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Customer centricity - who cares?Customer Centricity - eller “Kunde Centreret tilgang”, om man vil, er ikke længere noget som er nice-to-have i den digitale tidsalder. Det er et absolut must-have og bør indfinde sig på den strategiske agenda, før end senere. I en tid hvor kunderne er forvænt med at kunne få hvad de vil, hvor og hvornår de vil, er vi som leverandører nødt til at være på forkant for at kunne tilfredsstille kundernes behov. Vi ser nu eksempelvis at LEGO’s fans udvikler produkter for LEGO, Local Motors bygger biler, designet af kunderne. Første gang jeg oplevede…
  • Bliv konkret!

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Bliv konkret!Bliv konkret! ILAB & CfL i samarbejde De fleste ledere er idag klar over, at forandringshastigheden er eksponentiel. Men mange har svært ved at oversætte det til egen branche og egen virksomhed. Det vil vi gerne hjælpe med. Vi tror på samarbejde. Innovation Lab som Danmarks ældste innovationshus med sin praktiske erfaring i trends, teknologi og innovation, CfL som ledelseshus med 100 års erfaring og en dyb indsigt i hvordan virksomhedsledelser skaber værdi. Derfor har vi samlet kræfterne om det fælles mål at få danske virksomhedsledelser til at omfavne ny teknologi…
  • Hvorfor innovation?

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Hvorfor innovation?”Average is over”, skrev den pullitzer vindende amerikanske forfatter Thomas Friedman for nylig. Forbi er tiden, hvor vi kunne snige os i mål på en blandingsbenzin af lav konkurrence, uopmærksomme kunder og konservatisme i udviklingsafdelingen. I dag er det farvel til gennemsnitligheden. Verden er ikke bare gået af lave, den er gået amok i helt nye forudsætninger, helt nye muligheder. Og vi er kun begyndt. På en konference i Dublin for nylig, hørte jeg en direktør for kæmpevirksomheden Unilever indrømme, at det nok kun kommer til at gå stærkere: ”Change…
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • Mr Cooper: ice cream for grown-ups

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    We’ve been given the go-ahead to talk about a project we’ve been working on for some time, called Mr Cooper. Mr Cooper is an an ice-cream start-up specialising in alcoholic and gourmet flavours. The company’s frozen fancies are strictly for grown-ups and they needed a distinctive identity and tone of voice to match their unconventional new brand. From a verbal point of view the brand is going to use a series of interesting copy lines, such as ‘never vanilla’, ‘ice-cream for grown-ups’ and ‘ice-cream but naughtier’. Visually, after presenting a number of initial…
  • Awards update: Brand Impact Awards

    17 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    Just a quick post to say that five of our recent projects have been shortlisted in the Brand Impact Awards, a newish scheme dedicated to brand identities and campaigns. In the Financial Services category, our new scheme for the Family Building Society. In Not-for-Profit, our work for the Mlinda Foundation in Paris… …and the Unicef UK Children in Danger Campaign. In Technology, our global scheme for the open data pioneers, Open Knowledge… …and in ‘Artisan’ (no we’re not sure what that is either), our identity scheme for Mr Cooper Ice Cream (more coming on this…
  • Namesake

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    Julia Roberts We got inadvertently involved in a recent photography project by two graduating CSM students, Ellen Mercer and Lucy Streule, who started a project on celebrity namesakes which snowballed into an illustration of how a person’s name affects their identity. Here’s Mercer and Streule’s take on the subject: “A distinctive name seems to be more important when we consider fame and the idea of ‘having your name in lights.’ Many well-known people invent new names or pseudonyms to make themselves, or their brand, more memorable. Can an uncommon name make…
  • Following on from What Design Can Do, part II

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    There have been three more more follow-up pieces from What Design Can Do. Firstly an extensive if rambling interview on DesignBoom with johnson banks’s Michael Johnson - choice quote: “I designed thousands of posters in the 90s and I loved doing everyone of them, but I now… I have changed my mind. I want to raise tens or hundreds of millions and I want to physically change peoples lives with what we do. Traditionally graphic design couldn’t do that” There are also two pieces on Helsinki Design Weekly: “Ask not what a building is but what it does” and…
  • Following on from What Design Can Do

    7 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    There are a couple of interesting follow-up pieces from What Design Can Do on the Computer Arts site, based on interviews with johnson banks’ Michael Johnson, and Stefan Sagmeister from Sagmeister Walsh. The first piece concerns the challenges of ‘design for good’ and quizzes Johnson in detail about this: One of the many quotable lines from Johnson’s What Design Can Do talk was “one poster cannot change the world”, in response to the proliferation of designers dipping their toes into the ‘design for good’ arena in a way that, to Johnson, is…
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #14

    Guy Blashki
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    High contrast laser cut layers Laser cut and etched wood has a striking impact all on its own, but as this example from San Francisco creative duo b-spired shows, adding in a backing layer of bright colored card really makes things pop. Enhancing the crisp lines and bold negative space that is such a strength of laser cutting, the layered card creates a high-contrast visual impact that completely transforms the natural tone of the timber. The same effect will be equally impressive when applied to other popular laser cutting materials such as acrylic and metals. These greeting cards and…
  • Happy Laser Cutting!

    26 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Laser cut cake toppers, avocados, unicorns, and beakers! Above are 2nd birthday cake toppers. They are laser cut from wood like Ponoko’s own Birch Plywood and come from Planet Mithi. After the jump, avocados, unicorns, and beakers… Above are avocado earrings. They are laser cut from mirrored, glitter, and opaque acrylic and come from I’m Your Present. Above is a unicorn brooch, It is laser cut and etched into 1/8″ wood and comes from The Art of Cody Vrosh. Above are chemistry beaker earrings. They are laser cut and etched from florescent yellow acrylic and…
  • DIY Laser Engraver can be made for just $20

    Guy Blashki
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Build your own 3D printed laser engraver With the smooth geometry of a classic arcade machine, the Photon Printer 3D printed laser engraver is a tiny technological wonder. Built as a DIY project by New Zealand engineer Stephen Brockett, the fully functional etching machine was put together using selected DVD burner components and just a few purchased items to fill in the gaps that could not be 3D printed at home. In part, the project was made possible by salvaging the impressive innards of a standard optical drive, but don’t let Stephen’s modesty fool you… there are a lot of…
  • Counting on Laser Cutting

    20 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Laser cut omer counter, a pavilon, and a bottle opener… Above is an Omer counter, It is laser cut from hardboard and has a very clever “spring” which allows for the counting. It comes from Jo Kamm. After the jump, a pavilon, and a bottle opener… Above is a 1:50 scale architectural model for the MasterCard Pavilion, Milano. It is designed by Park Associati and laser cut by ONEOFF. Above a Bronco shaped bottle opener. It is laser cut from 14 gauge steel and comes from Lakes Juniper Acres. I’m Sam Tanis and this was the Laser Cutter Roundup #236 from my blog The…
  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #13

    Guy Blashki
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Laser Cut Annual Reports and Catalogues Celebrating a company’s milestones and achievements, the Annual Report is an important document that can be further enhanced through clever use of laser cutting. By using typographic voids, multicolored layering and other similar techniques familiar to laser cutting designers, the published information becomes interesting and eye-catching in a way that invites the reader to explore further. Pictured above are examples of laser cut cover artwork on Annual Reports and Catalogues from Under Consideration (top-left) and Croatian Post (lower-right)…
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • 7 Communication Strategies for Keeping Remote / Offshore Clients Happy

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    What was the fundamental difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates? Usually, people say that Mr. Gates is a true programmer while Mr. Jobs is the greatest marketer the IT industry has ever had. That is true but only to a certain extent.
  • 3 Easy Ways to Create Evergreen Interactive Content

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    To create amazing interactive content, your videos must be inviting with proper links. In addition, you may use create poll content to generate excitement.
  • online vintage thrift store

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    We are a resale vintage thrift &trending gear online store - bringing you both the rarest and most trending products everyday! We offer bucket hats, 90's vintage jackets, 80's vintage windbreakers, tees, back packs, and etc. Visit our website for the coolest vintage and more. Go see for yourself now
  • Latest Tools for Designers and Developers

    1 Aug 2015 | 12:03 am
    From best selling fonts deal to a website that promises to ease the understanding of machine learning with visuals, annotator that’s a popover to highlight, share, add notes, Unsplash, Styleguide for creating and maintaining styleguides, there are some of the best of the rest tools, apps, websites that we have hand-picked for you all to enjoy the ease of workflow.
  • 10 Rules For A Great Startup Idea

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    Founders must be passionate about their startup idea, keep it simple, efficiently manage revenue and research the market and customer to ensure success.
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Faded Memory: An Artist Painted Over His Friends That He Don’t Remember

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    According to Portuguese artist Alberto Achega Leitão: “I found some lost photographs taken by my father. After I saw these images, I started remembering old times and old friends. However, I did not remember everyone. So I decided to draw over those I do not remember very well. The less detailed a person is, the less I remember that person.” “My father was the one who introduced me to photography, so it looked like a perfect idea. After he gave me the permission to edit these old photos, this mixture of photography and illustration came into being.” Via Bored Panda
  • Imagine If Logos Represented Company Behaviour

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:16 am
    Imagine if brands were forced to create company logos that represent some recent discoveries and news headlines. Well, designers from around the world have done exactly that, by finding high-resolution images of company logos and transforming them into logos that represent the company behavior. For example FIFA logo has been re-designed to reflect the latest corruption scandal, The Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack has been implemented into multiple logo redesigns. Apple products always need to be updated, so a logo was created keeping this in mind, The Takata re-design draws inspiration from…
  • Photographer Wim Van Dan Heever’s Images Capture Chases And Fights In The Animal Kingdom

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    These breath-taking photographs reveal the everyday lives of animals living in the wild. The incredible images were taken by wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, from Pretoria, South Africa, during trips to locations including Japan, Botswana and Svalbard. The 43-year-old has been photographing wildlife since he was a young boy and turned his passion for animals into a career and set up ODP Safaris in 2006. This cheetah closes in on a springbok in the set of stunning wildlife photographs by Wim van Den Heever. (Wim van Den Heever / Mercury Press / The Daily Mail) It’s difficult to…
  • Riding The Waves: Acrobatic Couple Perform Incredible Stunts While Surfing Waves

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    According to Caters News: “It takes a lot of skill to surf a wave normally on a surfboard , but to hold different shapes in the air on the shoulders of a partner is even more challenging. That is what talented pair Lauren Oiye and Chuck Inman were caught doing while taking part in the Tandem Surfing competitions in Waikiki. Unlike the average surfing competition, Lauren and Chuck combine the balance needed to even stand up on a surfboard, with the strength needed to hold up various gymnastic poses.” Chuck Inman and Lauren Oiye take part in some tandem surfing in Waikiki. (Caters…
  • The World’s Best Press Photos Of The Week

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:49 am
    Hot-air balloons fly near Chambley-Bussieres, eastern France, on July 26, 2015, on the first day of the international air-balloon meeting “Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons”. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP Photo) Colombia’s Evelis Aguilar competes in the women’s heptathlon long jump at the Pan Am Games Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Toronto. (Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP Photo) Spectators watch as a diver jumps from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, 100 kms south of Kosovo capital Pristina, Sunday, July 26,…
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Daily Inspiration #2143

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:39 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 and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to Found by Andrea Visconti Found by Bartek Found by Caio Beltrão | ilustract Found by cumilous Found by Davi Sales Found by eliani Found by Fernando Cardone Found by fridakritikou Found by g1gab1t Found by…
  • Beautiful Houses: Loft in Kiev

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Today we will show you a beautiful loft in Kiev, Ukraine, a project by MARTINarchitects. I do love lofts, specially the ones with that industrial feeling we love. This loft is super stylish. Bricks, wood, glass, concrete and other great elements create a modern and cozy space. Take a look. Make sure to check out MARTINarchitects website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: The residence belongs to a young and energetic lawyer who once a week likes to entertain friends. The project has been executed in the style…
  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Esphimere, Tehuti, Chivo

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. View all FFFF posts Esphimere by Rizky Andyno Ramadhan Download Esphimere Tehuti by T. Christopher White Download Tehuti Chivo by Omnibus-Type Download Chivo Tags: FFFFfontsfreebiefree fontspaul0v2's blog
  • Sci-Fi 3D Artworks by Wei Weihua

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    Space: The final frontier. The place that inspires infinite dreams and visions for artists to come up with stunning artworks. Wei Weihua, a Chinese designer, comes up with fantastic 3d sci-fi artworks, in a series called "Planet Green Valley". Here you can see a handful of this fantastic pieces. These are truly awesome and remind me a lot of the Gravity movie. For more of these, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Tags: 3dcomputer graphicssci-fiscience fictionPauloGabriel's blog
  • Sites of the Week: Tagplay, Fueled, Character and more

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    You may be thinking that almost all the sites out there are looking the same. It's quite right, but we'll be always looking for the best of them to feature here. Go ahead and take a special look at L’Amour Fou, I Like Photo and Fueled websites. Check out the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Also you can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter and include #abdz_sites in the message. DESIGN / CSS Rob Krar - I have no idea where those 15 hours went. I…
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  • 25 Wall Sign Mockups for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week’s premium design resource for Access All Areas members is a brilliant collection of wall sign mockup templates courtesy of Madebyvadim. These mockups take your logo designs and brand concepts to the next level by allowing you to simulate them as fully fitted facades on the front of buildings. Each PSD template contains a Smart Object that can be easily updated with your own art, just drop in your logo and the adjustments are made automatically for a perfect fit. The Hip Shop by Madebyvadim is the place to find unique mock-ups and photos for your next project. There’s a…
  • Own the Tools to Create These Design Styles for 91% Off

    Chris Spooner
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    Watercolour, grunge and retro are three hot design styles that result in stunning artwork. If you’ve ever admired these kinds of effects and wished you could create them yourself, today I have the perfect collection of resources to show you. This Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle contains the best-selling products from the top creative resource sellers. These are the same tools they use to create their trend setting designs, including 12 creative fonts, 1000+ vectors, patterns, mockups, effects packs and many more coveted products—all for 91% off the regular price. Creative…
  • A History of Typeface Styles & Type Classification

    Chris Spooner
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Typography is a complicated subject to learn, but starting with the history of type styles is a great way to gain an understanding of why there’s so many fonts, and why they look so different! Typefaces are divided up into classifications based on the era or characteristics of their design, which helps narrow down your options when choosing a font for your projects. Being able to identify a typeface style can help you make educated design decisions and choose the best font for your work depending on its use. In today’s post I give a brief overview of the main typeface…
  • 10 Victorian Style Ornamental Frames for Members

    Chris Spooner
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’m pleased to welcome a brand new supplier of awesome resources for Access All Areas members this week. Peter from Cruzine Design has kindly donated a collection of 10 detailed vector frames in a Victorian style, available for both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They’re great for achieving a sophisticated vintage theme by mixing them with images or typographic designs. Peter Olexa’s Cruzine Design store is stacked full of useful resources such as templates, fonts, vectors, backgrounds and more! There’s plenty of items fans of the vintage design will enjoy, with a…
  • Video Tutorial: Typography Illustrations the Easy Way!

    Chris Spooner
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    In today’s video tutorial I’ll show you how to create cool hand lettering style typography illustrations the easy way using the power of Adobe Illustrator. The design is a simple silhouette of the vehicle, with text that is distorted and disfigured to fit within the outline of the car body to create a cool composition. Download my free Vector Grunge Textures: Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Typography Illustrations the Easy Way! appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics.
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  • Muji Toaster

    Antonio Carusone
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    The great Naoto Fukasawa has designed a series of kitchen appliances for Muji, that are now available in the US, and will be in the UK in the fall. The entire collection is super minimal and functional, but I’m in love with the toaster. Definitely going to replace my current toaster. Muji has had a full line of kitchen appliances available for a while in Japan, and it seems like they’re going to start bringing more of the products to the US and Europe. Good news for us. Read more about the collection on Dezeen.
  • Atlas

    Antonio Carusone
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Wonderful identity design by Atlas for the Barcelona Design Museum. You can see more of Atlas’ excellent work on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Ditch the Printouts, Prototype Instead

    Antonio Carusone
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Back in the day, I used to assemble my wireframes and designs into a presentation deck, printed it all out, and then reviewed the work with my team/clients. Many designers still do this today, and it’s a bad habit developed in the agency world where everything is printed out and put up on a board for review. Some folks might not print everything out, but they’ll still view the static screens side-by-side on a computer screen. This might work for designs meant for print, but it’s a lousy way of reviewing product designs meant for devices. Here’s why. First, it’s important to view…
  • Made In Italy

    Antonio Carusone
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Why does the UK get all the great design exhibits? Damn it all to hell! If you’re in London this Friday and Saturday, you’re going to want to check this one out. Paper company Fedrigoni has partnered with design studio SEA, and Aiap to bring us Made In Italy, an exhibition and limited edition booklet celebrating mid-century Italian graphic design. Made In Italy will feature work from Giancarlo Iliprandi, Franco Grignani, Heinz Waibl, Mario Dagrada, Mimmo Catellano, and more. The exhibit will be open from Friday, June 12th to Saturday, June 13th at Protein: Studio 2 gallery in London. You…
  • Systematic Design

    Antonio Carusone
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
    I’ve always approached design in a systematic way. Thinking about things in basic pieces that together form other pieces. I remember assembling those plastic car models when I was a kid, and always starting with the basic parts, that by themselves didn’t form anything, but once assembled with other parts, they’d form a vital component of the car. I’d isolate the rim, tire and bolts, and focused on them individually to form the wheels. Then I’d join the wheels with the axles, and suspension to form the front-end. And finally, the front-end would be assembled to the chassis to…
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  • Futuristic Green Exhibition with Black and Green Interior Plans

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Look out these entire nice neatly diorama plans that was perfectly manage and guide us to get some futuristic information about technology and science. Several technology and science knowledge can be getting from this exhibition and we can get them easily through the simple and easy to operate system of this exhibition. The green and black exhibition stuff that showed in this exhibition was balanced with futuristic exhibition building interior. Probably since the concept of this exhibition was technology so that almost the whole diorama and ornament of this space was apply the futuristic…
  • Luxury Living Room Designs With Contemporary Living Room Furniture Plans

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    The contemporary living room plans of this home furnishing theme was completed with the high class performance of a luxury home furniture design. The main landscape of this great living room space will be focus on both living room designs include with furnishing and interior and the living room furniture such as sofa set. The luxury living room design and furniture that will be able to seek out in this page was totally a complete package of a home furnishing ideas. There were several inspiring ideas and motivation in this home furnishing ideas that we can use and we can cheat out for our home…
  • Contemporary Wall Shelving Designs With Minimal Home Furniture Planner

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    This black and white home shelving was a simple sample of a home shelving system that will complete our home space. The great architectural design of this wall shelving will complete our imagination about this home furniture and help us to choose which one the right one. The minimal white book shelving system of this home furniture series will make us become a smart people to choose the right furniture for our home. The thing that we have to think before we buy wall shelving was understand the need of the wall for our home. We have to count the home size and the need of a wall shelving too.
  • How to Build a Transparent Home with Glass and Steel Modifications

    26 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    This whole how to build a transparent home space tips and tricks in this page will give us more inspiring recommendation and suggestion. We can use the whole tips of this article or just try to know the main concept of glass modification. If we want to modify our home with glass material, the thing that we have to do was see the balancing material of the glass such as a steel or wooden material. Whatever the balancing material of the glass, the thing that we have done was give a free space inside of the balancing material of the glass so that the glass will get an extra space to be large.
  • Contemporary Home Terrace Designs with Simple Welcoming Inspirations

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Seeing is believing. These contemporary outdoor terrace inspirations were dedicated for the whole people around the world that want to beautify their living space and want to have a great and comfortable space for gathering with the entire people around them or to enjoy their favorite book. The entire sample in this page was completed with the outdoor terrace furniture and several plants as a green atmosphere of the terrace space. This welcoming autumn style terrace was mostly use the yellow color tone as the compliment application and the white color tone for the main color tone application…
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    Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog

  • ShelfPack: The suitcase that turns into a mobile shelf

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:29 pm
    According to the clever guy who started this cool Kickstarter project, the last major innovation in suitcase design was in the eightees, with the invention of wheeled cases. A new invention like the ShelfPack was definitely welcome to bring some change in the industry, but will it spark a “revolution” in the travel industry? The idea […] The post ShelfPack: The suitcase that turns into a mobile shelf appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Brandversations: when competing logos meet

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Brandversations is a graphic design project by Stefan Asafti, a Romanian graphic designer. It consists of a series of posters that display the logo of today’s most famous brands. The catch? Each logo is designed using many occurences of tiny versions of the main competitor’s logo. The confusion created is quite funny, it also let us […] The post Brandversations: when competing logos meet appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Powerful illustrations by Stuart McReath

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Good editorial illustration needs to be understood right away. For that, the drawings need to combine complex ideas and compress them into a simple image that explains a situation or an idea quickly. As you can guess, this is an amazingly complex task that editorial illustrators face every day. A look at Stuart McReath’s illustrated […] The post Powerful illustrations by Stuart McReath appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • A Stock Vector Club with Crazy Good Pricing

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:19 am
    If you’re a fan of using vector artwork in your designs, but not a fan of traditionally priced (ie. expensive) stock image subscriptions – here’s some pretty awesome news: is a new ‘image club’. In a nutshell it has the dream selection of world class vector artwork, without the hassle of “per image” costs, […] The post A Stock Vector Club with Crazy Good Pricing appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • A collection of free tools to compress images for the web

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    If you are a graphic designer, you probably don’t think to much about size when you need to compress images. In doing this, you are right. For printing, the most important thing should be the quality of the image. For web designers, it’s another story. Despite fast internet speeds, small size internet pages are crucial […] The post A collection of free tools to compress images for the web appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • Daily Cool Pics

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    How does this straw thing work??? The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on
  • Tooshie Tuesday

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    I would so crash that boat. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on
  • Vita Sidorkina

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Vita Sidorkina looking sensation in various levels of skimpy lingerie. The post Vita Sidorkina appeared first on
  • Some Naughty Humor

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Nothing like someone offering up help to someone in need. The post Some Naughty Humor appeared first on
  • Monday Morning Memories

    20 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Once again my lack of a boat is really proving to be a problem. The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on
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  • Absolut Creative Space – a sustainable pop-up studio

    David Carlson
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    When architects Astrid Skog and Charlotte Stuveback got a commission from Absolut to create an ”Absolut Creative Space”, a venue for creatives and innovators, the inspiration was taken from the company’s production process. Unique work environments that would inspire and enable different types of work processesa and invite limitless variations of creative processes. Four blue containers used to ship Absolut Vodka were transformed into a pop-up studio. All materials used where recycled. The studio is designed to be easy to pack and rebuilt in a different place in the world. Creative…
  • The inde/jacobs art gallery building in Marfa, Texas

    David Carlson
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Swedish architect trio Claesson Koivisto Rune has recently completed a new architectural project located in Marfa, Texas – the inde/jacobs art gallery building. Inaugurated in May 2015, the art gallery features the Marfa Collection, an eight-piece furniture and accessories collection, that was designed especially for the project. To commemorate the opening, a book entitled ‘Claesson Koivisto Rune in Marfa – the inde/jacobs gallery’ has been published by Summit. The photography of the building, pieces from the furniture collection, together with the book were presented…
  • The No.2 TID watch

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

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

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

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Montreal photographer Chris Forsyth captures the ideals of the city’s underground system through ‘The Montreal Metro Project’, an ongoing photo series that accentuates the beauty of each station and encourages others to acknowledge it, too. Forsyth shifts one’s attention to the striking designs of some of Montreal’s 68 metro stations — each one designed by a different architect and reflective of the architectural trends, such as Brutalism and Modernism, that were dominant during the construction of the metro system in the ’60s and ’70s. Montreal Metro’s Underground…
  • La Piscina del Roccolo by act_romegialli

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The client’s requirement was for a pavilion to be connected to the main historic house causing the least visual interference with the surrounding parkland. The pavilion was for an indoor pool, and some space for fitness, service and leasure in a climate controlled space. The main house, an early 1900 liberty building had been renovated by the clients ten years previously. The main house ground floor sat 100 cm above the external ground and as such had little connection to the surrounding parkland.The client also desired a glass enclosed space attached to the main house to enjoy the view…
  • Project for Casa Cor 2015 by Studio Guilherme Torres

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Project created in collaboration with furniture company Todeschini, on the occasion of the temporary decoration exhibition Casa Cor São Paulo 2015. Inspired by the American décor diva Dorothy Draper, architect Guilherme Torres has created a cosmopolitan, playful and contemporary vision on 400 square meters that brings back the glamor of the golden days of the Jockey Club building – host of the exhibition and stage of memorable parties of São Paulo high society on its golden years. Project for Casa Cor 2015, by Studio Guilherme Torres with Todeschini Photography by Lufe Gomez
  • Archi Depot Tokyo at The Triennale di Milano

    21 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The architectonic models of 41 great Japanese designers are on display at the Triennale di Milano exhibition facilities between July 10-19, 2015. They express the deepest inner spirit of an architectonic culture that thrives on the connections between the avant-garde and the memories of the past. The Archi Depot Foundation (Organization for the conservation of the culture of architecture) was founded in 2015 by Terrada Warehouse and Tokyo Design Center companies, to safeguard and conserve the models and designs of Japanese architectonic culture. The primary objective of the foundation is to…
  • TID No.2 by Form Us With Love

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The design of No.2 is rational and long-lasting, but more so the new monochromatic solid brushed steel case, domed sapphire glass and Swiss quartz movement construction, marks outmost premium details which are what makes No.2 a successful evolutionary inheritor of No.1. The new addition to the TID collection is also available in two sizes, both the 40 mm and 36 mm. Besides working as a natural part of your everyday life, the watch you wear must be able to match any fraction of your life. That is why No.2 is both minimal and efficient. TID No.2, by Form Us With Love, for TID
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  • Music Video: Miami Horror “Cellophane”

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Australian electro-pop band Miami Horror’s latest video, directed by Lachlan Dickie, is weird in the best way. “Cellophane” from their sophomore album All Possible Futures features a bunch of people with Inspector Gadget-like limbs. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: Miami Horror “Cellophane” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Interactive Music Video: Foals “Mountain At My Gates”

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Visionary director Nabil and United Realities utilized GoPro cameras to shoot a spherical video for Foals’ “Mountain At My Gates”. You can view the video below (in Chrome) but to really get the full effect you should open it in the Youtube App on your phone. Stand in one place, and move your phone around as you watch the video.View the whole post: Interactive Music Video: Foals “Mountain At My Gates” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Animation of the Day: Wonderful 3D Miyazaki Tribute

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    Vimeo user dono pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki, seamlessly blending animation from various films and music by Joe Hisaishi with original 3D segues. Watch the video below!View the whole post: Animation of the Day: Wonderful 3D Miyazaki Tribute over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Artist Spotlight: Hannah Stouffer

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 am
    Some new paintings by artist Hannah Stouffer, from her show currently up at Paradigm Gallery. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Hannah Stouffer over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: Keys N Krates “Save Me”

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
    Perfectly absurd music video for Canadian electro group Keys N Krates, directed by Adam Beck and Paul Johnston, featuring a bunch of people who are in love with inanimate objects. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: Keys N Krates “Save Me” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    Tracey Grady Design & Content Strategy

  • What every business must do (and designers even more so)

    Tracey Grady
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    What should all businesses do at least once, and do properly, and (like the title of this blog post suggests) designers need to do repeatedly? The answer is: Understanding the target market they’re catering to. Sure, that makes sense—but why are graphic designers any different? Why do this repeatedly? When you’re in business, you’re in the business of understanding who your customers are, what they need and what they feel: how does your product or service make them feel? “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will…
  • How not to overwhelm people

    Tracey Grady
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:04 pm
    When you’re putting together information (for customers, or your target audience) how much is too much? Details, details. Is it better to go light or heavy on the details? You want to be open and forthcoming with information, but on the other hand you don’t want to overwhelm people, do you? Here’s a good way to work it out. Do both. Create something that is catchy and quick to read: something that anyone can absorb and understand readily. Then prepare something else which is comprehensive, honest, and anticipates the kind of questions people will ask you. When do you use…
  • Deliver a Great Message, Simply

    Tracey Grady
    26 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    A poster campaign has recently caught my attention and I’m impressed by the impact of the message it contains. Peter Drew is an Adelaide artist with a background in poster street art. He has crowd funded his latest project Real Australians Say Welcome and is travelling around Australia putting up 1000 of the posters in public spaces. The four word slogan in the poster artwork refers to current immigration debate and policy in Australia concerning asylum seekers. While this campaign is driven by activism, that’s not necessary for delivering a message with impact. The elements that…
  • Recent Work: TADTas website

    Tracey Grady
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    The internet holds a lot of potential for non-profits to get their message out, build an audience and raise money. Using the web to tell stories about helping people in need can be very effective for a non-profit organisation looking for new avenues to generate income and build support in other ways such as a volunteer base. Some large charities and non-profits have made good use of this opportunity with in-house teams who are savvy to the evolving nature of social media and content marketing. For smaller organisations it’s also possible to access the same expertise and create a web…
  • How to restart a blog after five years

    Tracey Grady
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    This is not the post I had planned for resuming my blog. I had in mind a lengthy article about design and its role in communication at this point in digital evolution. Deep. Thought-provoking. But I know that it’s better to start with ideas that are a little less ambitious in scope. Plus, to tell you the truth, I’m still thinking it all through. Let me get back to you when those deep thoughts have taken better shape. Best laid plans … My blog went into hiatus at a time when I was busy with work and preparing for a new addition to the family. I expected to take a break for a few…
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  • Making The Switch

    John Dickinson
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:08 am
    Up until recently it had been over 6 years since I had purchased a new workstation. After some consideration and helpful comments from the Motionworks Twitter audience I decided to buy a PC
  • Spotlight On Nejc Polovsak

    John Dickinson
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Nejc Polovsak (@twistedpoly) has built a reputation for creating some of the most beautiful motion graphics on the Web today. I knew almost nothing about Nejc so was super excited when he agreed to step into the spotlight on Motionworks. I asked Nejc to share with us more about his style, himself and how he works. Where
  • Mini Breakdowns 3

    John Dickinson
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    Here are a couple of recent title animations I completed using Cinema 4D and After Effect.
  • Spotlight On Beeple

    John Dickinson
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Mike Winkelmann a.k.a Beeple is a true one-of-a-kind motion graphics designer with incredible commitment and staying power. Learn more about him in this very first Motionworks designer spotlight.
  • The Fallen of World War II

    John Dickinson
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Sharp infographics in this poignant explanation of the unbearable magnitude of people who perished in World War II.
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  • Banner Shuffle: Marvin Tang

    Michele Adriaens
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    “Hidden from sight, small plots of gardens and plantations were formed secretly within the state-owned forested grounds of Singapore. Camouflaged by the thick foliage that surrounds them, their existence is only hinted at by hear-says of people coming out of the forest with pots and plants. Stateland documents these strange spaces that have appeared across the island, questioning their existence and the purpose they serve.” – Marvin Tang.
  • Watcherlust! The Team & Flats

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    The Team by Ray Pang and Ervin Han’s Flats makes up our third selection of viddsee SG50 movies. The Team  is a short film about kids in Singapore who love soccer. Set in the 90s, when our national football team is made up of multi-racial players that bring glory to Singapore as a nation. It’s not about who we are, but what are we that matter. In Flats (3 min), two siblings embark on an adventure through their HDB (Housing Board Development) estate after school. This film is a paean to our living Singapore landscape.
  • Passing by Victor Gui at Unseen//Unknown

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Today we give you a sneak peek at the work of Victor Gui, one of the seven photographers participating in Unseen//Unknown which opens this Thursday at DECK. Victor just graduated from his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Digital Imaging at Nanyang Technological University. His Passing photo-series explores the ways in which time is portrayed within a single frame. “My daily journey is recorded using a pinhole camera and condensed onto photosensitive paper to produce atmospheric and fleeting images that depict the passing of time.” About the exhibition:…
  • Watcherlust! Vicky and Singer

    Michele Adriaens
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Our next two picks from viddsee‘s SG50 movie list are Royston Tan’s Vicky and Singer by Melinda Tan and Rachel Phua. Royston Tan‘s Vicky (5 min) is filmed at one of the oldest playground in Singapore, the dragon playground. Two brothers dig their way through history in hopes to find their deceased hamster. In Singer (3 min), a film by Melinda Tan and Rachel Phua, 10-year-old Meng nervously prepares for his debut solo singing performance at his school’s National Day skit. His part is to sing the rousing finale song but he has one problem: he can’t sing. Along the…
  • Watcherlust! The Violin by Ervin Han

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    We invited the viddsee crew to share some of the SG-50 commissioned films to watch over the National Day week-end, and we’re wasting no time in publishing our picks. First up is a gorgeous 16-minute animation by Ervin Han (Robot Playground Media) titled The Violin. The film brings you on a nostalgic journey of nationhood and dreams – symbolically represented by the lyrical melodies of a violin – through times of birth, struggle, progress and modernisation … (from The Violin website) Circa late 1930s, Boat Quay, Singapore. A young boy receives an old violin as a gift…
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  • Things You Don’t Learn Until You Own a House of Your Own

    25 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
    As a renter, you are blissfully insulated from the worries of home ownership. Of course, you’re also insulated from the profits, meaning that if you want to make your way in the world with some real estate wealth under your belt, you’ve got to buy. To the person who has never owned a home before, […] The post Things You Don’t Learn Until You Own a House of Your Own appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • What to Expect from Town and City Garden Design Companies

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Garden design is an art. There are hundreds of different styles to choose from, some of which stem from ancient cultures such as the Japanese and Chinese. Figuring out how to get the balance right between plants, flowers, trees, water and natural materials is incredibly difficult and a lot of it depends on what someone’s […] The post What to Expect from Town and City Garden Design Companies appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Are you planning to own a new house?

    13 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Today, many young people are making their plans to buy a new house but get held by the high prices of property and uncertain job. This is important because making a decision to buy house cannot be based on only the need but it must be only one’s financial readiness. And to buy house you […] The post Are you planning to own a new house? appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Some of the Most Popular Styles of Sliding Doors

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

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

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Be Original Americas to host a dynamic panel at Las Vegas Market Center on Sunday 2 August 2015 from 1 > 2p. Moderator DJ Carey, Editorial Director of Cottages & Gardens will lead a panel of design industry experts as they discuss the cause and effects of counterfeit goods on the design industry, raising the question ‘is original design good business?’ Join Carey in conversation with Alessi’s managing director Paolo Cravedi, Design-Milk founder Jaime Derringer, Dwell Store’s director of merchandising Josh Mintz, and SFMOMA Museum Store buyer Howard Thornton as they explore what…
  • pinsgauer all-terrain vehicle.

    Phil Patton
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:58 am
    built as a 4×4 and 6×6. simply a beast on wheels. [ pinsgauer ]
  • ‘buy’ button on mobile in the news.

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    ‘buy’ button on mobile in the news. simple button aims to move more shopping to mobile. via nyt [RK]
  • halcon takes portable tables to high-end with skill. neocon15.

    Veronica Kovachi
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:28 am
    Dropping into Halcon at Neocon15, my eyes had to adjust. I was looking for portable tables and the elegant conference tables in front of me were a surprise. The legs were the giveaway, there were wheels, but the legs and the veneer went beyond the typical portable table. Halcon tables are portable, movable, and durable in the marketplace and delivered with Skill. German born industrial designer living in Switzerland, Andreas Krob, designed Skill. The line is minimal, distilled down to its essence and looks just as elegant stacked up and folded away. The tables are sturdy with a flush mount…
  • chromatropic, chronometric, quattro and more: design miami/ 15 celebrates ten.

    15 Jun 2015 | 5:16 pm
    above> andy coolquitt examining majolica during his two-week residency in guatemala city/ courtesy: ag ossaye projects The Design Miami/ Basel fair is packed with early twentieth century rarities, mid-century masterpieces, rediscovered gems of the 1980s and 90s, and the finest in collectible contemporary works. In 2015 the fair celebrates its 10th anniversary. The fair’s museum-quality gallery program is supported by additional programming that includes the first edition of Design Curio in Basel, following great success in Miami last December and an exploration of modular architecture…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Valletta City Gate by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

    Collecting Design
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    The ‘City Gate’ project takes in the complete reorganisation of the principal entrance to the Maltese capital of Valletta. The project comprises four parts: the Valletta City Gate and its site immediately outside the city walls, the design for an open-air theatre ‘machine’ within the ruins of the former Royal opera house, the construction of a new Parliament building and the landscaping of the ditch. read more
  • The Royal College of Art Appoints Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr

    Collecting Design
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    The Royal College of Art today announced the appointment of Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr as visiting faculty in its School of Design, led by Professor Dale Harrow. read more
  • A Small Studio for Drawing, Painting and Sculpture by Christian Tonko

    Collecting Design
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    This small studio for drawing, painting and sculpture acts as a visual device itself by bidirectionally framing its surroundings. To the southeast a great amount of daylight enters through tilted glazing. To block direct sun if desired and to enable the modulation of light and climatic conditions exterior screens are deployed. read more
  • Container for Urban Living by Atelier Riri

    Collecting Design
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 am
    In the land area of 150 sqm Atelier Riri was challenged to design a home by using reused containers. read more
  • 'Object Reflection' at Volume Gallery

    Collecting Design
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    OBJECT REFLECTION features objects by designers Felicia Ferrone, Jonathan Muecke and Jonathan Nesci presented along side artworks by Monica Bonvicini, Martin Boyce, and Joe Pflieger. The dialogue developed between the works in OBJECT REFLECTION is based on a shared material quality that engages the viewer to question functionality, orientation, and meaning. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • GoldRush / posters

    Carole Guevin
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    GoldRush is a 3D series that takes the popular gold naming for a spin and tries to depict these products literally or how they would look like, if they were truly made out of gold designed by Črtomir Just _______ How amazing are these? Printed and part of an exhibit. Stunning surfaces!
  • Akatre covers

    Carole Guevin
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Super visual concepts and production for these album covers designed by Akatre, a creative studio based in Paris. Lilly Wood and The Prick – Shadows _______ Oliver – Fortune Cookies _______ Quadrupède _______ Benjamin Clementine – At least for now
  • Studio Band

    Carole Guevin
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    Studio Band sports an almost exlusively image based home page – which affords viewers to assess in a quick scroll the projects in their portfolio. And they are good! _______ Second levels expand each project with even more visual goodness.
  • Type of Letters

    Carole Guevin
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Type of Letters. A series of minimalist typographic posters designed by Daniel Brox Nordmo from Tank Design. _______ Combine, mismatch a few for a super wall effect. And the staging is jaw-dropping beautiful. Buy prints or canvases on his Society6 store. _______ Added to my wishlist: C, +, N D that I will get in various sizes and make a montage in my design studio – right over the mantel.
  • Pictotalks / 15

    Carole Guevin
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    If you have not attended Pictoplasma conference this year – each talk is available for download for a mini fee. Great for character designers.
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  • Current Obsessions: Shades of Summer

    Remodelista Team
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Take a look at what's grabbing our attention right now. Above: We're admiring the bohemian chic details in designer Cécile Figuette's Paris flat.  A quick tour of Helen Levi's 250-square-foot Brooklyn ceramics studio.  Former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, recently paid $25 million for a historic mansion in London.  Above: Walnut is the "it" wood. Making its debut this Monday from Herman Miller: the Eames Hang It All, $299 (top), and George Nelson Platform Bench (bottom), starting at $1,499—in walnut, by popular demand. Above: Booklamp is part LED light,…
  • DIY Wall Art: Block Prints on a Budget

    Dalilah Arja
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This DIY is a mixture of things I spotted on Remodelista: The Three Block Shop scarves hanging in the dining room at Ostrich Farm in Silverlake, Izabella's post highlighting a printing technique that utilizes adhesive foam board and a block of wood, and Julie's post on hanging wall art with metal binder clips. I'd logged these ideas as attainable decor improvements to consider for my own apartment. And when I couldn't stand looking at my bedroom's bare walls another minute, I dug out some art supplies I already had and set out to create something to hang above the bed.  Above:…
  • Trending on Gardenista: The New Outdoor Room

    Remodelista Team
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Join Michelle and the Gardenista crew for a week of cooking, showering, and lounging in the open—no roughing it required. Above: Vote for the Best Amateur-Designed Small Garden in the Gardenista Considered Design Awards. Above: The New Outdoor Living Room: 10 Favorite Built-In Sofas for Decks and Patios. And for sourcing tips, see Steal This Look: A Budget-Conscious Deck in Oslo, Norway. Above: The New Modernism: 20 Best Minimalist Swimming Pools. Above: Object Lessons: The Classic Butterfly Chair. Above: Steal This Look: A Romantic Outdoor Kitchen in Puglia. Above: 10 Garden Ideas to Steal…
  • 10 Favorites: Colorful Accessories for the Kitchen Sink

    Margot Guralnick
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Dosa designer Christina Kim has an affinity for fuzzy pink sponges that she picks up at bodegas in Mexico. She's the one who taught us this lesson: Humble kitchen accessories in bright colors can make your heart sing.  Happiness from a scrub brush? More than you can imagine. The Scandinavians have clearly been onto this for some time: Nearly all of our favorite tools for use in and around the sink come from Sweden and Denmark. Above: A longtime Remodelista favorite, the Normann Copenhagen Washing Up Bowl & Brush is newly available in mint; $87.50. Above: From Flotsam +…
  • Kitchen of the Week: A Color-Blocked Kitchen in Belgium

    Julie Carlson
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Admired recently: a color-blocked kitchen in Mechelen, Belgium, by Antwerp-based interiors architect Dries Otten. Using a materials palette of birch plywood, Formica laminate, and pegboard, Otten created a clean-lined but colorful loft oasis in a converted schoolhouse. Above: A mismatched group of wooden seating is punctuated by a lone blue side chair. Above: Otten specializes in color-blocked cabinetry.  Above: A green laminate slab defines the sink area. Above: The range hood is clad in a color-block pattern of blues with a single accent strip of orange. Above: An adjoining…
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    OutNext - Passionately Curious

  • Games That Have Upped the Standards for Online Casino

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    If you have recently visited any popular mobile casino site such as Magical Vegas, you may have probably noticed that they offer a wide range of games that put forward the unique creativity of game developers. Their sense of innovation in games creativity provides you a totally immersive gaming experience, with game having great graphics and outstanding features. Magical Vegas offer some of the most popular online 3D video slots that you would expect to find in the top casinos’ along the Las Vegas Strip, and this has been achieved thanks to the large number of world known game providers…
  • Creating your own Gaming Room

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    The first part of designing the perfect gaming room is relatively simple – just commandeer a free room to use for it. Once you have got that however, comes more difficult part: deciding what games you are going to include in the room. Snooker or pool A lot of gaming rooms tend to feature either a snooker or a pool table, because both of these games are enormously popular and represent something you can play with friends – even organising tournaments. They will be more suitable if you have quite a sizeable space to work with though. Darts If your gaming room is a bit more restricted in…
  • 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…
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  • The Reasons Why People Get Married at Las Vegas

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    Your big day remains your big day! And you definitely deserve the wedding of your dream. You might have already shortlisted a few locations where you wish to seal your vows with your life partner. And if Las Vegas figures among your top choice, we probably know exactly why you have chosen this magical place. The City of Las Vegas has always had a lot of nicknames, and one of the most flattering name that it got is the Marriage Capital of the World! Every year, more than 100,000 weddings are performed in Clark County (the county where Las Vegas is located), making it one of the most popular…
  • What to wear when visiting Las Vegas

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Renowned for its tourism industry, Las Vegas is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the United States. With a huge array of attractions to cater for all its visitors, Vegas offers the likes of hikes, shows, casinos and even theme parks! So as you could imagine, choosing the correct clothing to pack in your suitcase isn’t as easy as you’d think! The main thing you need to take into consideration is what time of year you’ll be heading there. The winter months see temperatures drop to around zero so you’ll be needing a thick jacket, but in June, July and August, they can…
  • What a Dame: Vivienne Westwood’s 2013/14 autumn and winter collection

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    25 Sep 2013 | 3:58 pm
    Vivienne Westwood, undoubtedly one of the UK’s most talented and celebrated designers, has been offering iconic collections since her debut in 1981. The new autumn winter collection has just touched down in Cruise and I cast a discerning eye over what is offered.  The clothes themselves have the indelible Westwood stamp, from draped tailored dresses, orb adorned knits and asymmetric lines, the fashion house has once again produced an interesting line of wearable art. The first item drawn to my attention is the Red Label waffle knit black & camel coat. Firstly because the colours…
  • Glamorous Online Bingo Prizes

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    2 Jul 2013 | 8:41 am
    Glamorous bingo prizes Bingo gets a pretty bad wrap. It often conjures up images of old ladies with coiffed blue rinses and cigarette smoke or slippers (worn outdoors!) and flowery smocks (not the new age hippie kind), but that was in the decades gone by and thankfully now times have definitely changed. Nowadays the average bingo player in the UK falls into the 25 to 40 age category, which is surprising, compared to the 50 to Zimmer frame age group that springs to mind. The technology has also come into the present day; now many women prefer to play online bingo, that way they can still keep…
  • Exuding Sex Appeal While Remaining Demure

    Aleksandar Tomovic
    21 Feb 2013 | 11:12 am
    The classic debate of legs out or cleavage out is age old, but you’ll never get classier than a cute high neck dress that shows a bit of leg. As long as you have waxed, buffed and moisturised your pins then you can strut with the confidence that you are emanating style as well as turning a few heads. Singer Taylor Swift has mastered this look and has managed to be the fantasy girl of many men without showing a lot of cleavage in the process. Just look at her dating history, with Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and more recently Harry Styles, she is always on the arm of the latest…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • Android App- a blessing for your business

    Ben Johnson
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    In this digital era, smart phones have become your constant companion because you use these devices for a variety of useful jobs in your daily lives. To enhance the user experience of smart phones, there are millions of applications which are used for achieving many things. Today marketers are trying to penetrate the market with  [ Read More ]
  • Get iOS app development for your business

    Ben Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 am
    In this economic environment many businesses want to gain maximum benefit from alternative platforms like digital and mobile platforms. Mobile usage has proven lucrative for many businesses from past few years because it is not just cost-effective but it is also far-reaching. Whether you have set-up your business recently or you are searching for an  [ Read More ]
  • Save your brand from cheap web design offers

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

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

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

  • Popsicle Party Ideas

    Amy Locurto
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    A popsicle themed party is fun anytime of the year! I enjoyed designing some cute popsicle party invitations and decor for FedEx Office’s blog, and thought I would add some matching printable designs especially for Living Locurto Members. These sweet popsicle party tags could be used for gifts, stickers, lunch box notes or cupcake toppers. I love the bright colors! Choose from a pink, yellow and orange theme or blue and green. I hope you enjoy these new cute tags! Popsicle Party Tags (members only) Download the printable popsicle tags in my Exclusive Membership Area. For use…
  • Back to School Giveaway ($500 Value!)

    Amy Locurto
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Can you believe it’s time to think about back-to-school? I’m still doing a lot of summer traveling and not quite ready to think about school. But good news!! I’m adding to my list of awesome giveaways by teaming up with more of my amazing blog friends to give one lucky reader a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card! Think of how many many back to school supplies, clothes, shoes and electronics you can buy with $500! What a great way to kick off the new school year. Yay! It’s simple to enter, just click here or scroll down below to follow each of us on Twitter. Good…
  • Essential Oils Diffuser Giveaway!

    Amy Locurto
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    Today I’m headed to the happiest place on earth while in Anaheim for Vidcon, a conference for anyone who produces online video. My Youtube Channel is fairly new, so I can’t wait to learn more and also excited to meet some of my favorite Youtubers! I’m also super excited to see what is going on for Disney’s 60th Anniversary. I’ll be sure to share what I learn when I get back! I’m addicted to my Essential Oils Diffuser! Because I’m in a happy place today, I thought I would giveaway something that makes me super happy:-) Who would love to have a…
  • Epic Summer Giveaway!

    Amy Locurto
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Have you noticed all of the fun giveaways I’ve been having this summer? Well, I’m super excited to let you know I have another EPIC giveaway for you today! For the rest of this month, two lucky winners will have a chance to receive a $500 Amazon gift card! What would you buy with $500???? I’m loving my new Aquasana filtered water pitcher and dispenser! Wish I had a gift card for that purchase! I would also LOVE to get a new camera bag or an iWatch! I’m drooling over these things right now:-) Would you get new back to school items or treat yourself to something…
  • DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask

    Amy Locurto
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    I’m enjoying making DIY face masks at home to help my skin look brighter and healthier. Last week, we shared 5 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks and now I love adding avocados to my masks! Avocados are a fantastic fruit. Some even refer to it as the “super food”. Avocados have huge health benefits due to being loaded with vitamins and other nutrients. As great as they are to eat, they are also amazing for your skin. You can use them to make wonderful masks that will leave your face feeling soft and hydrated. Avocados are a great antioxidant and loaded with vitamins C…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Turn your rug into Art-Custom framing from Aaron Brothers REVIEW

    The Office Stylist
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    I recently had the pleasure of trying out the custom framing process at Aaron Brothers. I’ve had art framed before and by framed I mean I’ve gone to a store and bought a frame or where I purchased the art online framed the print for me. What I haven’t done is actually gone in, worked with a rep and hand selected frame options for a piece. Side note, how cool are all the white frames on the wall? Would love to do something like that in a room in my house-perfect accent wall/art. I started off with a rug that was shipped in from overseas, a really unique and interesting piece…
  • How to give your bathroom a quick makeover, without breaking the bank

    The Office Stylist
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. It’s no secret that I feel that every space of your house should be designed, styled and organized to match who you are and what you love. Whether it’s your home office (the most neglected space) or your bathroom, you’ll live a happier, more fabulous life if you pay attention to each space. In my home office for example, there is a bathroom attached. Rather than leave the space a hot mess, I style…
  • Design Dilemma: an Organized Craft Room

    Rima Butto
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    This week, I’m giving April some tips on creating a stylish and neat craft room and home office. April asks: “I am working on transforming my home office/craft room into a more organized and pretty workspace. I’d love to get some advice!” Craft rooms can be so fun (and there’s definitely a bunch of drool-worthy ones on Pinterest), but it can get overwhelming trying to  keep items that are messy by nature organized, especially when they’re sharing a space with your office stuff. The key to having an organized room (that stays organized) is to implement a system…
  • Neatfreaks, rejoice! An Easy Clean up Solution for all your Summer Messes

    Rima Butto
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Wet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMess I’ve always been a neat freak, and with that comes being a germaphobe. And as uncool as it sounds, that means I’ve got my finger on the pulse on the best cleaning products that fit my lifestyle. I’m super excited to tell you about my newest favorite item that allows for easy clean up wherever you are! What more could a clean freak like me want? If you’re crazy about staying…
  • Lauren Elizabeth’s Pinterest-Worthy Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Describe your office space to us. My space is feminine, organized, and bright. I love light colors, like blushes, mints, and greys, with pops of gold. Since I have the master bedroom in our apartment, I’m able to fit my entire office inside of it, which is really convenient. Although, sometimes difficult to know when to shut off “work brain” and relax at night! I knew I wanted my office space to blend in well with the rest of my bedroom decor, so the color palette was picked based on my bedding and wall decor. It inspires me to be creative, which is the most important part of my…
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    Naldz Graphics

  • 25 Fascinating Websites with Captivating Visual Storytelling

    Christie Ann
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    With today’s HTML and CSS furthering the web designers’ ability to create mesmerizing animations and parallax effects, new web designs have emerged that offer fascinating experience to their visitors. Though this kind of designs can be attractive and tempting, displaying the right amount of animation, characters, and movements can be challenging to balance and therefore, tricky to pull off. If you’re a planning to design or own a website like this, it could be wise to check out some examples that will give you some precious ideas on how you will create it. Below, take a look at some of…
  • 44 Camera Logo Examples with Catchy Designs

    Mickey Javier
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    Camera is the trend of today’s generation. From digital cameras, Polaroid cameras, smartphones to any other devices, it seems that people can’t live a day without having a selfie or taking pictures of what they eat, where they are, etc. It’s no wonder that there are many apps and companies along with their logos that are created to satiate this demand. In designing a logo design for personal purposes or client, it would be smart to check out other designs to get a wider view and perception on the area of the design. There are a lot of available logo The post 44 Camera Logo Examples with…
  • A Showcase of Annual Report Brochure Designs to Check Out

    Ebrian Acebedo
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    Annual report brochures are one of the helpful informational materials that shareholders and other people who are interested in the company’s development can go to for references. This specific type of brochure consists of contents that not only tell the background of the company, but also present a comprehensive report about the company’s activities, alongside with its growth and performances. Aside from being an informative medium, these brochures can also serve as materials for promotional purposes. One reason for this is that they are usually given away to people who want to look…
  • Free Vintage and Retro Icon Sets to Have

    Ebrian Acebedo
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Icons have been of great help to both designers and users especially in this ever developing generation of mobile use. These icons provide an easier communication for viewers to navigate through the website as well as mobile applications and such. But for them to be optimized, they should be strategically positioned on the right places and have an appealing appearance to compensate for their small size. For those who love the old-aged designs, we have something that you might want to have on your designer collection. Here we have gathered some of the best Vintage and Retro Icon Sets that The…
  • 30+ Free Magazine Mock-ups for Your Next Modern Design

    Ebrian Acebedo
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Mock-ups are a cherished resource for designers as these help them to attain a stunning presentation for their clients without consuming much time in starting from scratch. Whether you’re doing a personal graphic design or making a design project for a client, these mock-ups will come in handy in putting your design to a more realistic environment. In this post, we have a beautiful collection of Magazine Mock-ups that are all free to download. These mock-ups will help you achieve a great presentation that will elegantly show your clients a beautiful glimpse of your finished product or…
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  • Nendo Designs Twig for Alias

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Nendo has designed a new aluminum chair collection for Alias. The chairs consist of four "twigs" and a seat.
  • 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship

    Levent Ozler
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Nemetschek Vectorworks is calling for applications for the 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship program. Students from across all design disciplines around the world are encouraged to submit their best individual or group work.
  • Mile-End Service Centre of the Caisse Desjardins des Versants du mont Royal

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:08 am
    Cardin Ramirez Julien has designed the Mile-End Service Centre for the Caisse Desjardins des Versants du mont Royal.
  • The RIBA Awards £35,000 to Support Architectural Research

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winners of the RIBA Research Trust Awards and the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship.
  • The Structural Awards 2015 Shortlist

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    The Institution of Structural Engineers has released the shortlist for the 2015 Structural Awards. The awards celebrate the extraordinary achievements of structural engineers around the world.
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    Logo Design Love

  • Rolling Stones Hot Lips

    David Airey
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    At the conclusion of the Rolling Stones’ ZIP Code tour, Robert Klara from Adweek asked me how the famous “Tongue and Lips” emblem has become as iconic as it has, and why it’s lasted so long. Original design by John Pasche Any design that achieves iconic status can only do so on the back of an iconic product. The fact that the Rolling Stones are one of the most recognisable rock bands on the planet helps. Beyond that, if a good logo is going to endure it needs to be appropriate, and the sexiness associated with red lips is fitting for legends of rock ‘n’ roll. Read…
  • Mr Cooper: ice cream for grown-ups

    David Airey
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Tasty custom typography by johnson banks in collaboration with Rob Clarke. “Mr Cooper is an an ice-cream start-up specialising in alcoholic and gourmet flavours. The company’s frozen fancies are strictly for grown-ups and they needed a distinctive identity and tone of voice to match their unconventional new brand.” “Our challenge was to craft an intriguing hand lettered mark utilising both positive and negative space to spell out the brand name and the words ‘ice cream’ within the lip shape.” Pulling that off is no mean feat. Senior designer Kath Tudball shared the design…
  • Angels Costumes, founded 1840

    David Airey
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Matt Rudd of Rudd Studio got in touch to share a recent case study (below). An interesting insight into the logo evolution of a 175-year-old business. — Founded in 1840 by Morris Angel and still run by the family, Angels is the leading costumier to the film and television industry, and the pre-eminent fancy dress supplier to the public. Angels owns the largest collection of costumes and accessories anywhere in the world, with eight miles of clothes racks. Costume design Oscars abound for films supplied by Angels, starting with Hamlet in 1948 and most recently this year with The Grand…
  • The graphic art of the advertising mascot

    David Airey
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    Two books arrived this week — Meet Mr Product (Vol 1), and Mr Product (Vol 2). Written and compiled by Warren Dotz and Masud Husain, the books depict “the graphic art of advertising’s magnificent mascots.” Meet Mr Product (Vol 1) Originally published as a paperback in 2003 by Chronicle Books, Meet Mr Product has been republished this year as a hardback by Insight Editions, coinciding with the release of Vol 2. “Although many ad characters have had short-lived careers, others have been around for a hundred years or more. Enticing customers to buy products from frozen vegetables to…
  • How many options do you give your clients?

    David Airey
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    “I’m at a point in my design practice where I don’t want to waste time presenting more than one logo proposal. I feel confident enough to say that after weeks of working on a logo and applying a carefully tested method I don’t need to present two or three proposals. Instead I can fine tune the one I’m working on. Do you present your clients with more than one option?” A good question sent in by Rome-based designer Sonia Gazzelloni. I give a client three or four very different ideas, but I’ll explain the ideas in words rather than images. The client can then visualise…
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  • CreativeMornings: Wilson Miner

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:15 pm
    In this CreativeMornings/SF talk Wilson Miner talks about collaboration and it’s crossover with appropriation. And if you enjoyed this talk, make sure to also watch this one by him titled When We Build from 2011.
  • Felt Cat Bed

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Last week this little family adopted a rescue cat from an ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. While we are still trying to figure out a name (most difficult process in history) the cat is super happy and so are my kids. And I have discovered pet accessories. What a huge market! Can we talk about this felted cat bed. Made me smile.
  • Friday Link Pack

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    At the age of 17, José was sentenced to '15 years to life' for murder. He incurred additional charges inside, and was denied parole 9 times. After serving nearly 40 years in prison, he is about to be released. Directed and shot by Bas Berkhout. – Danit Peleg, a 27 year old Israeli fashion design student 3D-printed an entire fashion collection – 10 CEOs who prove liberal arts degrees aren’t worthless – I totally want a customized version of these lightbulb signs. – Love this Angle Flask Bracelet. – The most common complaint about intense…
  • ♥ / Niice – if you use moodboards you’ll love this

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    Big thanks to Niice for supporting my blog and RSS Feed. Niice helps you find inspiration on the web with a single search, and collect it privately in smart, elegant moodboards you can export or share with a link. They have a new iOS app too, so you can find, collect & present ideas, wherever you are. Try it: (Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)
  • Daily Overview

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:37 pm
    The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of Earth and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect and features important commentary on the wider implications of this understanding for our…
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • The Horse - Sarah McColgan (Exclusive to TCH)

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We love design, architecture and art that exudes confidence, strength, character and drama. We love pieces that make a bold statement; that can stand alone. Unsurprisingly, we’ve fallen for the photography work of the multi-talented American Sarah McColgan. We have now commissioned her to create a series of photo portraits of horses exclusively for The Cool Hunter, and we are happy to introduce the first one of the series here. The strength, stillness and sheer power of the black-and-white portrait is iconic. There is no way one can ignore this in a room. Numerous other prestigious…
  • The Cool Hunter Store Launches in Melbourne, Australia

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We have opened The Cool Hunter Store – our antidote to boring shopping experiences - this past weekend in the Prahan neighbourhood of Melbourne. The Cool Hunter Store 142 Commercial Road Prahran Vic 3181 Hours Monday: Closed Tue - Thur 11am - 7pm Friday 11am - 6pm Sat & Sun - 10am - 4pm We have created pop-up shops and galleries before, but this one will be a bit longer-term. How long, you ask. We have no idea. We will work it as long as it is interesting to our guests and to us. (Our window display features The Horse photograph by…
  • Bar Nou - Barcelona

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    ‘We eat with our eyes’…. Let’s take a minute and really consider what this means. Traditionally we have associated this statement with the freshness of our food; the moment you can see all the amazing components of a dish in their individual state and the vast array of colors they collectively offer. The truth is though, that freshness is in everything around us, it’s in our food, our fashion, our music, our art, our ideas, our attitudes and of course our architecture. What becomes particularly exciting is when there is a distinct and clear connection of…
  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
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    Lovely Package

  • Grumpy Mule

    Lovely Package
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    Designed by Manifest Communications | Country: United Kingdom “Grumpy Mule was a coffee brand in need of some love. And a bit of sass. Not only did Manifest develop a butt-kicking logo, we also developed a tone of voice that challenged what the rest of the market was doing. Full of cultural references and tongue in cheek comments, the new Grumpy Mule brand has been receiving amazing feedback since it’s launch last month.”
  • Bushtea Rum

    Lovely Package
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Designed by Charley Davie Studio | Country: United Kingdom “Bushtea spiced rum is craft distilled in England from a unique recipe inspired by traditional bush teas of the Caribbean. An infusion of fiery root ginger, citrus zests and playful hibiscus results in a bright, uplifting rum guaranteed to enliven the soul. Bushtea – Caribbean Tradition English Craft. The design of the bottle features an illustrated copper tea pot with the distillers name ‘British Island Rum Co.’ – referencing the copper pot distilling technique used to create the craft rum.”
  • Raw Coffee Company

    Lovely Package
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Designed by Sawsan Al Qasimi | Country: Dubai “Package redesign of a speciality coffee company based in Dubai, that provides freshly roasted single origin beans, and hand picked blends.”
  • Mama Mafia

    Lovely Package
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Designed by Dima Je | Country: Russia “Take-away packaging for Mama Mafia. This is a delivery service which specializes on Italian and Japanese cuisines. The concept of the service is a mix of the home-taste foods like mama makes. The delivery speed which is faster than a bullet from Tommy gun, and a strict quality control worthy of Yakuza”  
  • Bixby Gin

    Lovely Package
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Designed by Auston Design | Country: United States “Lloyd Distillery came to Auston Design Group with an idea for a handcrafted, small-batch gin that was inspired by California’s Central Coast and the memory of the distiller’s grandfather. The result? Bixby Gin. With a design that harkens back to pre-prohibition California, this bottle would be as at home in 1915 as it is in 2015. As the brand continues to grow, the Bixby Bridge and Central Coast references help capture the essence of California and give this gin a true sense of origin. Details including hand-written batch number,…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Bonds 100 Years in Dance

    Duncan Macleod
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Bonds has launched a new commercial to celebrate the centenary of the Australian underwear company’s founding by George Bond in 1915. The campaign continues the well known dance and movement theme in a commercial celebrating multiplication and addition equations. Five 20-year-olds, 200 6-month olds and a 75-year old mixing it up with a 25 year-old are all part of the “100 year” cast who represent the love, colour and life of Bonds. “A new era has begun. Meet a new kind of Bonds basic. BONDS100 is a celebration of our 100th birthday; of where we’ve been and where…
  • AT&T Close To Home

    Duncan Macleod
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
    At&T’s latest version of the “It can wait” road safety campaign is “Close To Home”, an online film bringing together six characters on what appears to be a perfectly average day. Their lives are then irrevocably changed by the devastating consequences of a seemingly innocent glance at a phone while driving. Following the collision, the action slowly reverses to show the scene just before the accident, followed by the message “No post is worth a life,” with the word “post” then changing to “glance,” “email,” “search” and “text”…
  • Photography Whatever It Takes

    Duncan Macleod
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), based in Dubai, is being promoted internationally with “Whatever It Takes”, an inspiring television commercial featuring the quests of three photographers in the city, in the wild and in the surf. This year’s main theme for the Award is “happiness” – the main pursuit of all humanity. On any given day, as humans we feel a variety of emotions, but one of the most beautiful and heart-warming emotions we can feel, is happiness. This eternal search for happiness has inspired humankind to…
  • evian x Le Slip Français

    Duncan Macleod
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:18 pm
    evian, the French mineral water brand, and Le Slip Francais, the French clothing brand, are collaborating to run a series of before and after posters. Displayed side by side, the posters show baby faces and torsos alongside adult legs clothed in Le Slip Francais clothing, each in summer settings. Four sets continue the evian Little Big Baby meme: Plongeon (plunge), Bouée (water wings), Cocotier (coconut), and Transat (deck chair). The evian x Le Slip Français collection, including t-shirts, espadrilles and swimming briefs, found on and in Paris stores, present designs…
  • Bitter Kas About Taste

    Duncan Macleod
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Pepsico is promoting Bitter Kas, the classic aperitif from Spain, with “Sobre gustos” (About Taste), a multi-platform advertising campaign reflecting on the way our taste buds evolve over time. The classic drink was created in 1966 by the Knörr family and Dr. Hausmann, a Barcelona pharmacist and specialist in medicinal plants. It’s back this year with the same unique character as before, but a completely new look – and poised to lead the leisure, day-time beverage market as the country’s preferred aperitif. Made with 21 natural plant extracts, BITTER KAS is a rich sensation…
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  • How To Enhance Your Business With VoIP Services

    Richard Darell
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    In any business, communication is key, and you need to make sure that you are ready to meet the ever changing needs of your organization. If you have started out small, there is a good chance that you only needed a few lines, or maybe even one, but as your business finally begins to grow, there is a good chance that you will need to expand your communication network, and there are a few options for doing so. If you are unaware of the existence [...]The post How To Enhance Your Business With VoIP Services appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Zombie Slot Machines Are Invading And It Is Awesome

    Richard Darell
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The 21st century may have brought a lot of bad things with it, but there’s one thing we can’t whine about, technology. Each year there are novelties in any particular area in the digital world. Yesterday it was the new phone with better a screen, today a new way to diagnose cancer in the early stages and who knows what can come up tomorrow. What we do know is that Zombies are taking land like never before. Online gaming and online gambling have not been excluded [...]The post Zombie Slot Machines Are Invading And It Is Awesome appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 8 Innovative Companies To Keep An Eye On In 2015

    Richard Darell
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are lots of companies out there that people are willing to label up-and-coming simply based on an appearance at Launch Fest. While some are undoubtedly buzzworthy others seem to rely on the prejudices of individual bloggers and tech industry journalists. Taking a look at what companies have accomplished, rather than their potential is very much the key to progressing beyond the original angel investor to acquire better amounts of venture capital. This is why we have listed these eight innovative companies to watch in [...]The post 8 Innovative Companies To Keep An Eye On In 2015…
  • SURKUS – The Future Of Event Promotion Is Here

    Richard Darell
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Events in the USA make up a booming $32B industry – but what about the hundreds of events across America occurring every day that go un- or under-attended, with thousands of seats and spots going unused? If you’re a business throwing an event, it’s imperative that you fill those spots – each one left empty equating to money wasted. But what if every event could get filled with the exact people those businesses want most? What if you could “cast” your perfect crowd and then [...]The post SURKUS – The Future Of Event Promotion Is Here appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • XREAL Unveils Fortress Fury And An Opportunity Of A Lifetime

    Richard Darell
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    By the end of this decade, there will be significantly more mobile devices than people on this planet. North American mobile content is already a $10 billion dollar industry, and mobile gaming is more than $3 billion dollars. The global demand for mobile content is going to skyrocket over the next couple years, and investors would be wise to learn as much as they can about the burgeoning market. XREAL is a mobile gaming company helmed by Howard Marks, founder of Activision and Acclaim games, [...]The post XREAL Unveils Fortress Fury And An Opportunity Of A Lifetime appeared first on Bit…
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  • Lions and Rhinos and Unicorns! Paper Wall Art by Papertrophy

    Sylvie Greil
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As part of the still-going-strong Western chic and vintage folk art trends, interior design boutiques have been selling out of animal skulls and antlers, from deer to steers and beyond. We buck the trend by going the paper route. Cue Papertrophy. The mastermind behind this iconoclastic company, Dr. Holger Hoffmann from Berlin, was inspired by classic animal trophies (author Ernest Hemingway in Africa comes to mind), but rest assured these gorgeous minimalist creatures were never alive. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Decor: Removable…
  • Let There Be Flower Lights: Performative ‘Shylights’ That Gloriously Bloom At The Click of Light

    Eileen O'Sullivan
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Studio Drift is a design team based in Amsterdam that engages with light and natural forms by producing exquisite sculptural light structures, exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. They are grandiose and breathtaking, both in design and in performance. Their 'Shylight' installations (like the one above at the  Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) are based on the movement of flowers, which open and close in reaction to light. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Upside-Down Mugs, Designer Henry Franks and Dyslexia

    Eileen O'Sullivan
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Designer Henry Franks has dyslexia, and he has the products to prove it. In 2013 he won the prestigious 'New Designer of the Year' Award in London. His upside-down Mugslexia mugs illustrate a symptom of dyslexia known as inversion - some letters can seem to invert when reading. It's confusing. Just so you don't pour boiling water on the bases, remember to stick the tea bag in first! (Or to mistakenly balance it on top). Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Futuristic Desktop: 3D Multi-Touch Computer + Desk Design Recycled Cardboard = Desks + Backpacks…
  • Push, Pull: Customizable Seating With Fun Foam Bar Chairs

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    This whimsical line of furniture is from designer Keren Shiker. Sink In uses foam bars inset in wooden frames that you can push or pull to create your very own custom piece of furniture - and change the configuration every time you sit down. They can be placed either vertically or horizontally and they're suitable for kids and adults alike. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Transforming Feel Seating System Made of Squishy Spheres Create a Seating Arrangement as Cozy as a Sweater Outdoor Obelisk: Stackable Patio Furniture Designs Flip, Stack and…
  • Oh Joy! Filter Removes Wine Sulfites for Headache-Free Drinks

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Some of us are cursed with sulfite sensitivities: we drink a glass of wine and then spend the next several hours to a day feeling miserable. Migraines, wheezing, swelling, and itchiness can all be punishment for drinking that delicious beverage that just happens to contain one annoying ingredient. Chemist James Kornacki developed a way to rid your wine of sulfites so you no longer have to go hunting for the one bottle in the store that's labeled "sulfite free. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Enjoy a Single Glass of Red Wine Without Popping the…
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  • High Tech Cognac -The Rémy Martin CLUB Connected Bottle

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The New Rémy Martin Club Connected Bottle designed by Selinko Marketing Lab has integrated technology that, along with an app, will tell you if the bottle is genuine and sealed, or if it has been resealed by tapping the top of it. Rémy Martin CLUB Connected Bottle I’m not sure how necessary this is, who […] The post High Tech Cognac -The Rémy Martin CLUB Connected Bottle appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • A Sweet Little Summer Cottage In Denmark by Christensen & Co.

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Designed by Christensen & Co. Architects in conjunction with Pernille Poulsen, this Summer Cottage In Denmark is a canopied timber structure measuring only 689 square feet but because of its design it feels much larger. the following text is courtesy of the architect: The site is located in the woodlands between the coastline and the […] The post A Sweet Little Summer Cottage In Denmark by Christensen & Co. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Charlie Le Mindu Haute Coiffure Will Wig You Out.

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here When it comes to wacky wigs, unique hairdos and avant-garde coifs, there is none more bizarre and few more creative than Charlie Le Mindu. The Bordeaux-born, London-based hair stylist, who has a private salon within Harrods, has a client roster that includes Disney and Lady Gaga. His work appears in editorials that run in the […] The post Charlie Le Mindu Haute Coiffure Will Wig You Out. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • The No. 1 Dog House, Bird House and Garden Shed by Filippo Pisan

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Designed by Filippo Pisan for Italy’s De Castelli is an award-winning Garden Shed, a Dog House and a Bird House, all borne from the same design concept and materials. No. 1 Dog House, Bird House and Garden Shed Each of the three minimalist wooden fir structures have a Cor-Ten steel roof for both functionality and […] The post The No. 1 Dog House, Bird House and Garden Shed by Filippo Pisan appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • 18k Gold Urban Illustrated Rotating Rings Are Ravishing!

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Three beautiful 18k gold rings, inspired by urban living, are engraved with designer Birthe Beerboom’s sweet drawing style. The rings illustrate the Cosmopolitan lifestyle in Boston, Berlin and Barcelona. Birthe Beerboom Illustrated Rotating Rings above: detail of After Work Party Ring in 18k Rose Gold set with white diamonds The collection consists of the three rings, each […] The post 18k Gold Urban Illustrated Rotating Rings Are Ravishing! appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
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  • How We Grew Our Email List Subscription Rate By 97%

    Crystal Paradis
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    At Vital, we’re always looking for ways to sharpen our skills and improve our understanding of what gets results. Conversion is the ultimate goal of our website, so conversion rate optimization (CRO) is something we’re constantly testing. Recently, we started experimenting with ways to increase our email list subscription rate on our blog and website […] The post How We Grew Our Email List Subscription Rate By 97% appeared first on Vital Design.
  • 38 University & College Fundraising Ideas & Tips for Your Next Campaign

    Crystal Paradis
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Coming up with fresh campaign ideas can be a challenge. And if your university or college likes to change up their fundraising campaigns each year, it might feel like you’re running out of great ideas. Not to worry! We’ve come up with 38 university and college fundraising ideas and some additional fundraising campaign tips to […] The post 38 University & College Fundraising Ideas & Tips for Your Next Campaign appeared first on Vital Design.
  • How To Talk To Your Sales Team About Inbound Marketing Strategy

    Chuck McMahon
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:21 am
    Salespeople are incredibly interesting creatures of habit. While marketers must continually hone their craft with new and innovative tactics like let’s say an inbound marketing strategy, salespeople more often than not are able to stick to their tried and true sales regime and don’t necessarily need to venture outside of their comfort zone all that […] The post How To Talk To Your Sales Team About Inbound Marketing Strategy appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Vital Talks Design Trends, UX and Inbound Marketing for #NHUXPA [w/ Slide Presentations]

    Crystal Paradis
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    We were honored and excited to host the New Hampshire Usability Experience Professionals Association (NH UXPA) meetup this month in our brand new Vital offices! The topic was: Fast Food Functionality — calling out all the new and hot trends…. that are actually terrible for user experience (UX). The fact that half the Vital team […] The post Vital Talks Design Trends, UX and Inbound Marketing for #NHUXPA [w/ Slide Presentations] appeared first on Vital Design.
  • What Percent of Revenue Do Publicly Traded Companies Spend on Marketing and Sales? [Infographic]

    Sarah Brady
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    In the mid 90s, Steve Jobs took a company on the brink of extinction and turned it into the largest and most successful brand in the world. The Apple of the 90s looks a whole lot shinier today, sitting pretty at the top of Forbes most valuable brands list for the third year in a […] The post What Percent of Revenue Do Publicly Traded Companies Spend on Marketing and Sales? [Infographic] appeared first on Vital Design.
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  • Wissenswerte Informationen zum Online Reputation Management

    21 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Das Online Reputation Management, auch ORM genannt, beinhaltet die Analyse, Pflege, Steuerung und Beobachtung des Rufes eines Objekts. Dies kann ein konkretes Produkt, ein Unternehmen oder eine Person betreffen. Diese Reputationskontrolle ist gruppenabhängig und wird meist von Kunden oder einer Organisation übernommen. Die Vernetzung von Kunden untereinander, trägt durch die sozialen Netzwerke schnell dazu bei, das vorgegebene Image mit dem tatsächlichen Ruf des Produkts oder Unternehmens zu überprüfen, um zeitgleich ihre Meinung dazu zu äußern. Stimmen die beiden Komponenten…
  • Wohnen auf hohem Niveau mit einem Boden aus Schlossdielen

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:35 am
    Schlossdielen sind auf Grund ihrer individuellen Maserung sowohl in der modernen, als auch in der traditionellen Architektur sehr gefragt. Sie werden auf hohem Niveau verarbeitet und so gelassen, wie die Natur das Holz geschaffen hat. Dies gibt dem Raum ein natürliches Erscheinungsbild und passt sich perfekt an den Einrichtungsstil an. Ursprünglich fanden Massivholzschlossdielen ihre Verwendung in Schlössern, Kirchen oder Krankenhäusern. In den letzten Jahren wurde es aber immer mehr zum Trend, diese Art von Dielen auch für den alltäglichen Wohnraum zu verwenden oder auch in…
  • Eine gute Wahl – Metalltore Polen

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Das Tor zum Garten oder zu einem Gewerbegrundstück muss erneuert werden. Je nach Anspruch, müssen die Tore eine Reihe von unterschiedlichen Anforderungen gerecht werden. Es gibt kleine, unkomplizierte Gartentore, aber auch Tore mit besonderer Schließtechnik und mit Schließanlagen. Das hängt auch von den Sicherheitsanforderungen ab. Soll zu einem Metallzaun, vielleicht gar einem dekorativen Schmiedeeisenzaun ein passendes Tor gekauft werden, können Suche und Preis aufwendiger sein. Günstig angeboten werden allerdings die Metalltore Polen in hervorragender Qualität. Metalltore Polen…
  • Gurken aus dem Gewächshaus

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Viele Menschen mögen Gurken. Egal ob es sich dabei um eine große Salatgurke handelt, oder aber eine etwas kleinere Essiggurke. Bei beiden handelt es sich um einjährige Pflanzen, die ihre Früchte an langen Trieben wachsen lassen. Beide kann man sehr gut im Gewächshaus anbauen. Besser wächst im Gewächshaus jedoch die Salatgurke. Denn sie mag warmes und feuchtes Klima. Möchte man die Gurke von Tag eins an begleiten, muss man sie zunächst vorziehen. Dabei nimmt man zwei Samen und pflanzt diese 3 cm tief in den Boden. Dabei sollte man die Samen immer leicht feucht halten, sie jedoch nie…
  • Das Hundebett als Rückzugsort des Hundes

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Hundebetten sind für Hunde ein essentieller Bestandteil des alltäglichen Lebens. Wie in der Natur bei Wölfen ist der Schlafplatz ein Rückzugsort, an dem der Hund nicht gestört werden möchte. Deshalb sollte man einen schlafenden Hund nicht laut wecken, sondern eher leicht streicheln und mit ruhiger Stimme sprechen. Da ein Hund bis zu 20 Stunden am Tag schläft oder döst, ist der Schlafplatz, also das Hundebett, enorm wichtig für das leibliche Wohl des Hundes. Hunde, die beim Schlaf gestört werden oder ähnliches können auf Dauer mitunter gesundheitliche Probleme entwickeln. Die…
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    Beautiful Life

  • Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    We’ve already shown you stunning concept of Koenigsegg-branded bike created by Russian designer Burov. And today we want to show you another his stunning creation – Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn. Inspired by the brand’s famed 1930s Silver Arrows, this revitalized vision forgoes the V16 and V12 engines of yesteryear for a modern electric power […] The post Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Disney Princes and Princesses in Real Life

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve ever wondered what Disney’s princes and princesses might have looked like in real life, Jirka Väätäinen, a Finnish artist and designer in Melbourne, has answered that question definitively with his series of real-life Disney characters illustrations. Digital artist Jirka Väätäinen has already attracted an enormous fan base with his ‘Real Life Disney Characters’ […] The post Disney Princes and Princesses in Real Life appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Playful Tiny Homes by Dan Pauly

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it’s a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film – offering a quirky balance of gothic culture and […] The post Playful Tiny Homes by Dan Pauly appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Hybrid Animal and Wildlife Murals Created by Alexis Diaz

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz brings textures and patterns reminiscent of traditional engraving techniques to his murals of phantasmagorical creatures using only a paintbrush. Twisting tentacles, strange fusions of anatomy, beings wrapped in plants, all rendered atop colorful gradients create an unmistakable style Diaz has become famous for.   The post Hybrid Animal and Wildlife Murals Created by Alexis Diaz appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Breaking Bad Inspired Coffee Shop In Istanbul

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When Deniz Kosan set out to create a coffee roastery, he was so inspired by the hit tv show “Breaking Bad”, that he wanted create a space with a science lab atmosphere. The recently opened Walter’s Coffee Roastery in Kadikoy, Istanbul, features staff wearing aprons and coveralls, the periodic table on the cafe wall, as […] The post Breaking Bad Inspired Coffee Shop In Istanbul appeared first on Beautiful Life.
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    The Pro Designer

  • Custom Ecommerce Website Design

    Pro Designer
    2 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Looking for a professional to be able to assist you in creating a customary design of an ecommerce website is the start of the whole process. You have to work hand in hand with them to be able to have a design creation making your ecommerce website look presentable and to be able to perform an outstanding selling job. Here are some of the tips for the creation of a high-performance customary design of an ecommerce website. Don’t mess things up. A common falling trap is to attempt to fill in every space that is available with another product, or offer or elements of design. Trust your…
  • Locating an Ecommerce Website Builder

    Pro Designer
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of the major decisions in locating an ecommerce website builder is if you will utilize an in-house employee or outsource the work to the vendors. Answering some basic questions before you begin will assist you in determining on how to choose the proper ecommerce website builder. Hiring to be your ecommerce website builder You may do the preliminary configuration and be able to set it up yourself or get the services of ecommerce website builders through a specific vendor. If you have available staff that technically qualified, you may be able to save money by assigning one of your staff as…
  • Ecommerce Buying Tips

    Pro Designer
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Double Check Compatibility Before purchasing any software or signing a contract, ensure that all of your IT staff and the developer of ecommerce service provider agree on the needed components to work altogether like your website and present inventory systems, your merchant account, ecommerce system, or any other applications of customer service, among others. The experienced vendors may combine any tools work provided that there is enough money and time. Ensure that you understand on the amount of each it is going to take. It is not free money. The period of putting up an ecommerce website…
  • Ecommerce Solution Pricing

    Pro Designer
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The ecommerce solution costs may range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands. The pricing always depends on the selected type of back end system together with the store’s complexity and size. The ecommerce software may be purchased for just a few hundred dollars off the shelf. Whenever total costs are considered, bear in mind to have the time included for your staff to learn the needed software, the creation of the store and your websites’ integration. The costs of initial development for an ecommerce website that is low-end from a company of ecommerce development may be worth…
  • Try an Ecommerce Shopping Cart

    Pro Designer
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    As soon as you chose some probable providers of ecommerce, anything is important to the process of your decision making instead of trying out the shopping cart on your own. First and foremost, try them out as a client. Do require that your vendors give links to some websites of ecommerce that they established. Then utilize those websites to be able to try out their work. It is better to ask these questions like if the product may be searched faster or if the catalog may be browsed through easily or products may easily be added or removed from the shopping cart or if the help section is…
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • A Taxonomy of Hipster Coffee Shop Names

    8 Jul 2015 | 12:58 am
    The hidden taxonomy of hipster coffee shop names. LDN edition. » See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now  
  • Oil Well

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Almond? Olive? Sunflower? Which is the ultimate cooking oil? Our graphic visualizes every single cooking oil and grades each for health, smoke point, flavour and, um, massage suitability. »  See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now
  • Workshops are Beautiful San Francisco

    11 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares his method & process for great dataviz in San Francisco on Monday July 27th. Following sell-out sessions in New York & London, places are booking fast for the the SF edition of Workshops are Beautiful, which participants have described as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended”.   »  Learn more – and book your ticket – on our Workshops page. » The books Knowledge is Beautiful & Information is Beautiful
  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

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

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

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you are looking for a WordPress theme that can fit any website and topic, we have good news for you. Monstroid, a multipurpose theme by TemplateMonster, has been released on July, 22 for the price of $79. Why is it not that much? Because Monstroid is not just a theme – it combines the power of predesigned website solutions and unparalleled flexibility of a framework. Let’s take a tour of its features: Lots of child themes monthly With Monstroid you get a core theme and 4 child themes on the most popular topics: Finance, Education, Portfolio, Interior & Furniture. This number grows…
  • Great Design that does not Hurt Your PPC Efforts

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Effort optimization and cost optimization have become the two buzzwords for any PPC marketers today. To them, every dollar spent on a client’s project counts and every wasted click-through (CTR) could bepotential but a missed business opportunity. Managing Pay per Click (PPC)ad campaignsis also time-consuming. It requires continuous and dedicated effort from design, development,and marketing team. A typical PPC ad campaign involves a series of iterations in page design and HTML components, creation and filtration of multiple ad texts, ad copies, ad groups which are labor-intensive. Of…
  • Guide – How to opt a Right Web Design Company

    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    “Owner of the company is not the faceof the company, but your website is!” Website is company’s calling card on internet, and in order to succeed in a competitive market you need to have one you are proud of and does mean according to its respective job and one which offers pleasant view for your browsers which can be achieved with quality web development. With great waves of transformation in marketing the social and mobile web has given the consumer the power to choose on many platforms. That means getting a professional web development company to develop your site and create web…
  • Know the Features of the Well-Built Responsive Web Design!!

    12 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Several new technologies have been invented for providing people the easy and most convenient methods for web designing techniques. This has increased the comfort level of the technology freaks till a greater extent. Also, with the introduction of various new devices, right from desktop PCs to the laptops and from tablets to the Smartphone, the web designing techniques are getting technically better to the best. The main website designing technique that is nowadays implemented on majority of the websites and getting popular nowadays is the Responsive Web Design. The term “Responsive Web…
  • Collecting Free PSDS Online – A Great Way to Save Your Design Effort

    4 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    A resource saved is a resource earned. Saving internal resources by using free online help, downloadable files, and quick linkscan really work wonders. If you know how to apply smart techniques and do a little R&D to get them,it can save you time and a goodamount of money. The approach may not sound ethical to some who want to build everything from scratch, but that is how many internet marketers and small business owners have been able to run their shows successfully so far. There is no harm in consulting and reusing free resources, I believe. Just consider a few examples. Prestashop –…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Save 20% on iittala Glass & Tableware (2Modern)
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    If you’re looking for a way to enliven your summer tabletop, look no further than iittala, the venerable Finnish glass company whose contemporary glassware balances Nordic elegance with a dash of ornamentation. Our iittala sale offers tabletop decor in glass and porcelain, stylish contemporary flatware, and a range of classic Alvar Aalto vases at a 20% reduction—now through August 4th. Shop the iittala sale here >
  • 7 Architects Reinterpret Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair (2Modern)
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Fritz Hansen wants to keep the Series 7 Chair front and center for as long as possible, and who can blame them? Arne Jacobsen’s timeless 1955 design, which turns 60 this year, is worthy of celebration, and has been fittingly feted with a pair of ravishing 60th anniversary limited edition releases by the Danish manufacturer. Now comes a suite of 7 symbolic interpretations of the Series 7 (the amended trademark name assigned to the 3107 Chair) by a lineup of contemporary architects chosen by Fritz Hansen to add their signature touches to Jacobsen’s seamless bent plywood form.
  • Mirrored Beach Hut by ECE Architects and Creative Forager (2Modern)
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
    With the aim of creating a public installation that would “engage and delight the community,” British firms ECE Architecture and Creative Forager have accomplished their goal by constructing a shimmering beach hut in the seaside town of Worthing, England. A project that took a mere six weeks to design and build, the simple wooden edifice bears the dimensions of the modest wood beach huts that line the Worthing shoreline, but has been given a gleaming facade made of laser-cut mirrored panels. Standing alone on the pebbly beach, the installation’s entire surface area…
  • New 2Modern Brand: MamaGreen Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture (2Modern)
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    New to 2Modern is eco-friendly modern outdoor furniture from Mamagreen. Specializing in contemporary outdoor designs created via eco-friendly and socially responsible practices, the Mamagreen modern outdoor furniture range features a refined suite of tables, sun loungers, and seating designs distinct for their clean forms, recycled materials and elegant, weather-resistant coverings. Equally suitable to residential and hospitality applications, our brand new Mamagreen sustainable outdoor furniture collection can be viewed here >
  • Modern Pet Beds from Toronto’s PUP & KIT (2Modern)
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Modern beds are not just for people anymore—or just for photogenic French Bulldogs, either. Toronto-based retailer PUP & KIT specializes in contemporary accoutrements for the adored and adoring pet, and their pet beds are stellar illustrations of what happens when modernist principles are, well, thrown to the dogs. The PUP & KIT pet bed range includes Mid Century-influenced, solid wood creations, tailor-made for the design-savy pet owner and pooch alike—featuring refined profiles, splayed legs, and cushions upholstered in solid colors and prints—that could very well be…
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    Design Milk

  • CHAYR: A Cozy Seat Made From Hay and Grass

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Using both hay and grass, Henry&Co designed CHAYR, a cozy seat that merges the two materials that are products from both the earth and man. Hay bales are often used as resting places for farmers and grass offers a warm, soft spot to sit on a nice day, and now they’re combined into a new form for a seat. The new uses for the natural materials can remind the sitter of nature and natural well being. The seat is made from Ekolithos, a material produced from renewable resources that’s made from hay and grass, while the legs are untreated beech wood.
  • Serpentine Galleries Park Nights Yields Delightful Results

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Swedish brand COS continues its partnership with London’s Serpentine Galleries by supporting (for the third year) their Serpentine Galleries 2015 Park Nights, a program of live events including art, performance, theater, film, and poetry. The various events happen on selected Friday nights throughout the summer in a polygonal, tent-like pavilion designed by Madrid-based architects SelgasCano. The vibrant structure stretches out in different directions creating separate entrances and corridors. The colorful skin is made from translucent, multi-colored fabric panels that are woven and…
  • Sculptural Lamps that Transform When Turned On & Off

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    While some objects remain in a single state, a table or a shelf, other objects have two or more states, like a folding chair, a door, or even a lamp. These objects must change in some way to make them useful, which is where the NODE collection of lamps falls. Designed by Odd Matter Studio, these lamps don’t have just a switch or a pull to turn them on and off though, they must physically transform to make it happen. The result is a collection of five lamps that double as functional sculptures. Even when the lamp is not being used, the design remains a sculptural object you can visually…
  • Turing Robotic Industries Liquid Metal Smartphones Would Complement Your Sneaker Collection

    Gregory Han
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s safe to say I wasn’t alone as a kid harboring dreams of jetting around my own 61-foot-tall mechanized close combat mobile suit, aka the RX-78-2 Gundam, for those of you who remember the original anime series. We’re inching forward to the dream becoming a reality. Android smartphone maker Turing Robotic Industries has drawn design inspiration from the original 1979 Gundam anime for a new line of security-based phones of extreme durability. Android Authority got a hands-on demo of both the hardware and preview of the proof-of-concept Android launcher, Turing Æmæth…
  • A Curvy Sofa Reminiscent of a Grand Piano

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Simone is a curvy little number that wants to be the star in every room. Designed by interior design studio Sputnik for Spanish company Missana, this dreamy sofa is a unique approach to traditional seating every person has in their living room. Sputnik’s aim was to employ sensuous curves, much like those on a grand piano, and that’s how they arrived at the name, which comes from legendary singer and pianist Nina Simone. From any angle, Simone exhibits generous curves, even on it’s back, and subtle details throughout. The backrest is raised above the seat to unveil the…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Oatbirds (Student Project)

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Designer: Daria ZhuchkovaProject Type: Student ProjectPackaging Content: Oat MilkLocation: RussiaOatbirds is highly natural and tasty oat milk. It is My Diploma project at British High School of Art and Design.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Champion Brewing Company Can Series

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Agency: Watermark Design Client: Champion Brewing CompanyLocation: Charlottesville, Virginia, United StatesAdditional Credits: Darcey Ohlin Lacy, Hannah SlagleProject Type: Commercial WorkPackaging Contents: BeerPackaging Materials: AluminiumCollaborating on brewing recipes with music icons such as Fat Wreck Chords, NoFX, The Hold Steady, and Against Me!, Champion Brewing Company has dived head first into the national beer market. Designed by Watermark Design, the main line of cans features a colorful illustrative style that is approachable while maintaining their bold individualism.In the…
  • Only Fruit (Concept)

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Designer: Maria Mordvintseva-KeelerProject Type: ConceptLocation: Los Angeles, USAPackaging Contents: Fruit barsPackaging Materials: Metalized polypropyleneHealthy snacks somehow never look as delicious and fun as the sugary unhealthy stuff. Only fruit is a playful packaging concept for 100% natural fruit bars. Instead of a conventional logo, the packaging features a dynamic logo: the letter U assumes a different fruit shape depending on the flavor. Bright colors, playful lettering and surreal characters are meant to attract the attention of anyone looking for a healthy alternative to…
  • Hydro Energy Drink (Concept)

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Agency: AFB DiseñoDesigner: Alejandro FloresProject Type: ConceptLocation: MexicoPackaging Contents: Protein DrinkPackaging Materials: AluminiumConcept Branding for Hydro; an on the go zero carb protein drink for men and women.The idea behind this image was to create a very modern, minimal and sober energy drink, looking for a very direct communication with our potential audience, the neon colors and the "o" on the name are meant to be distinguishers of the brand as well as to create a very memorable image for our audience.Using the slogan "Your body. Your temple", we…
  • Tonda Terra

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Agency: Hills DesignProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Tonda TerraLocation: Cheltenham United KingdomPackaging Contents: Jams ChutneysTonda Terra has just launched in the UK thanks to the help of Cheltenham based design agency, Hills Design. The company was founded by Italian born, Angelo, whose passion for well-sourced quality food is behind the new range of Organic Jam, Picallili, Marmalade and Chutneys.Hills Design was tasked with turning Angelo’s passion and eye for great tasting food into a tangible brand, one that would not only stand out in a very competitive market, but…
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  • Create a Flat Smartphone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    You're reading Create a Flat Smartphone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! So, for some time now Apple’s iPhone has created a real craze in such a way that there are now tons and tons of flat styled illustrations depicting the device. Don’t get me wrong I love the thingy but I kind of got sick and tired of the same old same old depiction so I […]
  • Material Design Lite – A Giant Library of Web Components

    Paula Borowska
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:27 am
    You're reading Material Design Lite – A Giant Library of Web Components, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Google Developer team recently released a library of components in their Material Design style called Material Design Lite, or MDL for short. It’s a library filled with numerous design components like buttons, forms, and everything else your heart could desire really. They are considering this library to be framework-agnostic in order to make it extremely […]
  • Trend Breakdown: New Ways to Use the Hamburger Icon

    Nataly Birch
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    You're reading Trend Breakdown: New Ways to Use the Hamburger Icon, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Meant to be really simple, functional, intuitive and memorable like any “road sign,” the hamburger menu icon stole the show last year and became an integral element of any modern website and mobile app design, though it has been with us for more than 30 years. Created by the talented and amazing Norm Cox for […]
  • Base CSS and Navigation Systems in Bootstrap

    Sam Norton
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:34 am
    You're reading Base CSS and Navigation Systems in Bootstrap, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! In the last article we discussed Bootstrap CSS grids and elements. For the second part of our tutorial, we’re going to study the different base elements and navigation system. Using the Base CSS Styling HTML elements — which includes headings, paragraphs, forms and tables — is easy but can take some time in the process […]
  • How GreatSimple Earned Over $10,000 in Their First Month on Designmodo Market

    19 Jul 2015 | 10:19 pm
    You're reading How GreatSimple Earned Over $10,000 in Their First Month on Designmodo Market, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Hey, readers! Today we want tell the story of some guys that made $10,000 in the first month on Designmodo Market. It’s a great milestone for a small studio from Russia. They are GreatSimple and have some brilliant products on the market, take look here. Here’s an interview with the founder of GreatSimple, Alexey Rybin. […]
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • DIY Checkered Tablecloth

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A simple DIY for multi-purposing a painting drop cloth as a durable table cover for outdoor use. Materials: Natural Fiber drop cloth Lime green and black spray paint Painters tape Yard stick or tape measure Pencil Heavy objects ( food cans, tools, exercise weights, etc) to hold canvas down Instructions: I recommend doing this project outdoors or in a garage to avoid paint fumes indoors. Spread drop cloth on an even flat surface. Place weights on all four corners to hold down the drop cloth. Measure 3 inches from the edge of cloth and mark with pencil.continue making marks the length of the…
  • 10 Art Walls that Nailed it

    8 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
        Pun intended. Even a well-curated art collection can flop and look distasteful or tacky when displayed. Take a look at these rooms for tips in how its done! via: here, here, here and here 
  • Local Wedding Flowers and DIY Gifts for West Virginia Wedding

    Susanna Murley
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    First off, big thanks to Manvi for letting me blog on Mochatini! Last May, I got married at the lovely Cacapon State Park, outside of Washington DC. One thing I knew I wanted was local flowers. Transporting flowers from all over the country to Washington DC would have been unnecessarily carbon-heavy and clouded our happiness with thoughts of the child labor, damaging pesticides and significant costs. Luckily, I found a local florist, Garden By the Woods, in Martinsburg, WV, through Local Harvest. Owner Patricia Corona overwhelmed us with flowers from her property and made our lilac bouquets…
  • Groupon deals for home decorating projects

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    With endless decorating inspiration on design blogs, Pinterest, decor mags, and tumblr, decorating wish-lists seem to only get longer and longer. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had enough time and money to make them all happen? We do what we can to prioritize decorating projects, rely on friends to lend an extra hand, scavenge thrift stores, etc to save a few $$$. If you dont already have browsing deals offered at Groupon, then you need to add it pronto. The home and garden section offers really good offers ranging from interior painting services, interior design consultancy, bedding,…
  • The BIG EVENT | Shopbop Spring Sale

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    What better way to beat Winter blues than getting your wardrobe ready for Spring, right? Glad you agree, because here is what makes that EVEN better! Shopbop’s THE BIG EVENT sale!! Starting today, March 3, until March 8 (4am ET), you get upto 25% off storewide. The details and promo code: The Big Event 15% off orders of $250| 20% off orders of $500| 25% off orders of $1000| Use Code BIGEVENT15 at Checkout *Excluding the Stuart Weitzman brand items.
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    TAXI Daily News

  • TAXI Chatter: Drawings For People Who Love Sleep, PANTONE Café, Ambivert, More

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Image via Landysh Akhmetzyanova Just like how a chat with a cab driver gives you a quick overview of major happenings in the city, we round up stories that have taken center stage in our conversations this week. Ever had days when you just want to avoid people and snooze all day long? Artist Landysh Akhmetzyanova understands that feeling all too well with her adorably amusing illustrations that individuals who love sleep can identify with. Image via Landysh Akhmetzyanova On such lazy days, you might want to check out this work from home excuse…
  • Infographic: 11 Most Popular Types Of Coffee On Instagram

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge More people are showcasing their favorite food and drinks on Instagram, and photos of coffee happen to take center-stage on the popular social media platform. Express Vending has created an infographic that ranks 11 types of coffee that are popular among Instagram users, according to the number of hashtags each blend has collected. For coffee enthusiast, the infographic also showcase delightful diagrams of how these coffees are made. Scroll down to see how your favorite blend ranks. Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge Click…
  • Six Types Of Sleeping Positions And What They Say About Your Personality

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    “They can also overthink a problem and worry unnecessarily.” Do you sleep in a fetal, log or starfish position? Your Sleeping position can reveal secrets about your personality. Website Little Things has created a series of illustrations to show six different types of sleeping positions and what they say about your personality. The fetal position is the most common sleeping position, it is said that those who sleep in this position may seem to have a tough exterior, but are actually shy and sensitive on the inside. Head over here to read about the other sleeping positions. Were the…
  • Official Photos Of ‘Deadpool’ Tease Fans With An Unmasked Ryan Reynolds

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via 20th Century Fox If the last installment of Deadpool’s official photos was enough to whet you appetite but not enough to satisfy, 20th Century Fox has released more teaser photos for fans of the highly-anticipated film, courtesy of Empire magazine. The new photos features a glimpse of Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, making his first appearance without his signature costume, seen together with his paramour Vanessa Carlysle, also known as Copycat—an X-Men mutant who can shape shift—played by Morena Baccarin. In another photo, Deadpool is seen alongside Brianna Hildebrand as…
  • Emotional Short Shows Why Being Friends With Your Ex Never Works Out

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Are you friends with your ex? The following video by Elite Daily shows ‘Why Being Friends With Your Ex Never Works Out’. The emotional short brings out the tension and inner struggles that individuals encounter when they still have feelings for their former partners, but their relationship is no longer what it used to be. This film is part of Elite Daily’s ‘Disconnected’ series. Watch it below: [via Elite Daily]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Nature-loving laundry with Brabantia

    Alice Mortimer
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    We’re in the midst of Summer, so there’s no better time to Love Nature and dry your clothes in the glorious outdoors! Here at Brabantia we know that laundry isn’t always the most interesting of tasks, which is why our wide range of products have been designed to make it that little bit easier and more enjoyable too. Our WallFix Dryer, Pull-out Clothes Line and range of Rotary Dryers have all been designed for ease of use. Stylish but functional thanks to the weather and corrosion resistant materials. And when you’re not using your dryer, you can be sure…
  • Design Insights Interview: Super-talented photographer Paul Craig!

    Sarah Tuck
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    In this week’s edition of our inspirational Design Insights Interview, we’re excited to welcome ultra-talented interior photographer Paul Craig. Not only does Paul have a passion for all things interior, he also photographs everything from stunning landscapes to portraits. Let’s gain an insight into his creative and beautifully captured world: Your images are so beautiful, what inspired you to delve into photography? Thank you! I’ve always loved taking photographs since I was very little and had my first Instamatic camera. It’s funny, we all carry great cameras on our phones…
  • Pinterest Interior Design – Get Inspired!

    Alice Mortimer
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    Pinterest is the perfect platform for super-stylish creative types to enjoy sharing all sorts of lifestyle inspiration, from recipes and fashion to design, architecture and home decor. If you’re wanting to revamp your home, redecorate completely, or if you simply just enjoy lusting over irresistible interiors (I know we do!), then Pinterest is the place for you! We’ve put together our top profiles to gain Pinterest interior design inspiration! Here are our top 3 favourite interior design pinners: Happy Interior Blog  This pinner is all about filling the home with individual…
  • Designer Bins – Collaborations & Colour

    Alice Mortimer
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    At Brabantia we’re all about the stylish and the colourful. Not only have we designed bins that are beautiful, bold and on-trend, but we’ve collaborated with top talent such as our fab design competition winners, as well as the ‘queen of prints’ herself, Orla Kiely. With such a wide range of stylish bins, there’s one to suit everyones interior style, here are some of our favourites… Pauline Our collection of ‘Pauline’ print bins are the result of our 2013 ‘Pimp Our Print’ design competition. The winning design was created by Pauline…
  • Design Insights Interview: Super-chic blog Oh My Goodness!

    Sarah Tuck
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    In this week’s edition of our inspirational Design Insights Interview, we’re super-excited to welcome Belgian interior journalist, stylist, blogger and member of the jury for our ‘Pimp Our Print’ competition, Goedele from ultra-chic blog Oh My Goodness. Let’s gain an insight into her creative world: You did a fab job on the jury of our ‘Pimp Our Print’ competition back in 2013! What have you been up to since? The Pimp Our Print competition was a superb collaboration! I’ve done some stylings and co-writings since then and of course I keep continuing…
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    CF Magazine

  • Meet Surreal Photographer & Filmmaker Achraf Baznani

    Fred McCoy
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    Surrealism, by definition, seeks in both art and literature to harness and utilize the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images. Perhaps one of the most common, yet often poorly executed examples of this is taking full size humans and placing them in tiny settings. The final result of this type of artwork is usually a heavy handed critique of the smallness of man or a trite exploration of small things that we overlook in our day to day. With this bias in mind, I found myself pleasantly surprised by the work of talented, Moroccan artist…
  • Meet Exquisite Illustrator & Ballerina, Sarah Hartman

    Fred McCoy
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    Have you ever met that super creative person that is really good at almost everything and a nice person as well? Don’t you just hate love that person? Well, today I’m happy to introduce you to someone just like that. Please meet the very talented illustrator, dancer, photographer, painter, video artist, and writer Sarah Hartman. Hartmann is the modern renaissance woman with a command over almost every modern art medium; her artwork is a s beautiful as her dance and I’m happy to share her thoughts on her process, her life, and advice for fellow artists. Hi Sarah! We always…
  • An Interview with Russian Illustrator Varya Kolesnikova / Варя Колесникова

    Fred McCoy
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Today, we were fortunate enough to catch up with a CF favourite, Russian artist Varya Kolesnikova. She was kind enough to grant us an interview about her fantastic children’s illustrations and paintings. Take a look below to learn more about her history, artwork, and process. You’ll even learn a thing or two about the artists that inspire her! First, tell us a little about yourself. Where you’re from, where (and what) you studied, and what you do for a living. I was born in a small suburb in Russia. Then my parents moved to the city. I lived there until I go to St.
  • NOÉMO Debut Music Video / Bal-jobb

    Fred McCoy
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is something to be said for music video’s that just make you want to kick back, put your feet up, relax, and just let the sweet audio waves and visuals sink into your skin. The debut music video for the Hungarian band Noémo is the best thing to watch on a cool summer day with an iced tea in hand. The soothing audio riffs mixed with the leisurely pace of the motion graphics (and the characters) make you want to snap your fingers and bob your head to the beat. The video was produced by Play Dead, a creative studio founded in 2008 in Budapest. I have to say, this is my first encounter…
  • The Psychedelic Paintings of Stuart Griggs

    Fred McCoy
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:19 am
    “I am an artist of the imaginable. I work with interior narrative, symbol and intention as a way to visually portray the numinous.” This is a very fitting artistic platitude when you get a good look at the psychedelic paintings of visionary artist Stuart Griggs. Griggs is perhaps the best representation of the transcendental artist in both his vision and his execution of work. His portfolio largely consists of what I can only describe as a collage collision of religion, drugs, paint, and culture. Griggs, however, has a better explanation behind the motifs that pop up in his work:…
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  • How The Next Web Redesign Puts Content First

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    (From left to right: CEO and Co-founder Boris Veldhuijzen and Lead Designer Alexander Griffioen) It's always thrilling to find others who share our passion for design and aren't afraid to take risks. We've worked relentlessly since 1998 to establish ourselves as leaders in the industry and are constantly looking for new ways to improve and take design further. Our Foundation family of open source frameworks has helped push the web forward, University has trained thousands of designers around the globe, 300 of the most innovative companies in the world have partnered with us to build better…
  • Designers: Use'em or Lose'em!

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Design is hot. Companies have realized that good design is good for business, that technology alone isn't enough to get customers excited, and that today's consumers have come to expect a smart and delightful experience in every product they touch. Designers are a hot commodity these days. Companies are going all-in, scooping up talent so their competitors won't. The stakes have never been higher. However, it's clear that not many companies seem to know how to play their hand and they just haven't figured out what do with their design teams. Product managers are still at the helm, doing most…
  • The 'I' in Team

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The origin of the English word 'team' comes from a word that referred to a group of draft animals all working together to pull something forward. Back in ye olden days, the best 'teams' were animals that were the same species, the same size and moving in the same direction. But that doesn't really work when it comes to humans. Teams are made up of different people with different skills, weaknesses, goals, values, etc. How do all these individuals work together to do something more complicated than pull a plough, something like say, designing and building a successful product? Companies,…
  • Starting the Summer Off Right: Meet Our New ZURBians!

    10 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Ah summer. BBQ's, sunny weather, watermelon, sparklers, the beach and vacations are just a few of the things that make this a magical season. But we're also incredibly excited about all of the big projects we're working on these summer months that are sure to take ZURB to the next level. To help us tackle these challenges and achieve our goals, we're happy to announce two new designers to the team. Without further ado, we'd like for you to help us welcome... Kevin Chu: Designer Kevin is a California native, growing up in both the San Francisco and Sacramento areas. From early on, Kevin's been…
  • Change the Way People Design

    9 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Six years ago we embarked on our first defined mission with a general sense of direction and cautious optimism. It was ambitious and pushed us to where we are today- an amazing design company that turned the idea of a consultancy upside down. We had the foresight to understand that solving digital design problems required more than just delivering some assets. Nothing about the mission was easy, but we did it. As a leader I was committed to making it happen for ZURB. Today we're publishing our new mission. It's equally ambitious, but backed by the knowhow of seventeen years of design…
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    Incredible Things

  • The Longest Cheese Puff There Ever Was & More Incredible Links

    Brittany High
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    PLOT TWIST: Actually Chester Cheetah’s tail. [Imgur] Watch 1,000 musicians play Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” at the same time. [Nerdist] The Disney Princesses as regular teens. [Hello Giggles] Annnnd here they are as moms. [Buzzfeed] Okay this has gone too far — Disney Princesses as Walking Dead characters. [Smosh] Cats are riding rhinos in Africa. Not […] The post The Longest Cheese Puff There Ever Was & More Incredible Links appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • HUBBA HUBBA: This Is How Disney Princes Would Look IRL

    Brittany High
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Artist Jirka Väätäinen imagined what the Disney Princes might look like IRL. I like what I see here. There’s not much more to say about all this, so I’ll just sign off with a “Yow yow!” and an “Aa OO ga, aa OO ga!” plus a “Come to mama!” for good measure. The post HUBBA HUBBA: This Is How Disney Princes Would Look IRL appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • So, Uh… Apparently KFC Is Releasing A Chicken Bucket That Takes Polaroids

    Brittany High
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    KFC is celebrating their 60th anniversary by getting weird. They’ve announced on Facebook that they’re soon releasing The Memories Bucket, a chicken bucket equipped with a Polaroid printer. *Checks calendar* Well it’s not April Fools, so… nothing makes sense anymore. All you gotta do is snap a shot of you enjoying KFC (which might be […] The post So, Uh… Apparently KFC Is Releasing A Chicken Bucket That Takes Polaroids appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • An Adorable Baby Elephant Tries To Scare Away A Flock Of Birds

    Brittany High
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    This is a super cute video of a baby elephant trying to scare off a bunch of birds. It’s so damn sweet, it gave me multiple cavities. Just kidding, those are from all the candy and soda, but the baby elephant didn’t help. The post An Adorable Baby Elephant Tries To Scare Away A Flock Of Birds appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
  • Wow! These Pop Culture Crayon Sculptures Are Amazing

    Brittany High
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    This isn’t the first time we’ve seen characters carved into crayons (see: HERE and HERE) and hopefully it won’t be the last. Never gets old! This time the crayon art comes from Bryan Edmiston! He sculpts all kinds of characters and pop culture figures into Crayolas. Any additional details are all wax he adds from other […] The post Wow! These Pop Culture Crayon Sculptures Are Amazing appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit for the full post.
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    Chair Blog

  • Again: Hutten’s Berlage Chair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
  • LC2 by Le Corbusier

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    LC2 by Le Corbusier Thanks to the opening of a new design shop in The Hague, Mas Interieur, I now have my own photo’s of the LC2 with a comfy black upholstery. Last update: Monday, July 27, 2015The post LC2 by Le Corbusier appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Vegetal Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    Vegetal Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Recently I visited Keramis, a new museum in Belgium dedicated to Ceramic art. The museum is built (folded) around a very old ceramic oven and was opened in May 2015. It features the Bouroullec brothers’ Vegetal Chair in its café. Last update: Wednesday, July 8, 2015The post Vegetal Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Air-chair by Jasper Morrison

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Air-chair by Jasper Morrison Eugenio Perazza gave Jasper a simpel plastic tube that was constructed with a new moulding technique using gas infusion, hence Jasper designed the air chair up from the leg for Magis. Last update: Tuesday, July 7, 2015The post Air-chair by Jasper Morrison appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Non Slavery Throne by Gonçalo Mabunda

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Non Slavery Throne by Gonçalo Mabunda Gonçalo Mabunda was born in Mozambique and lives and works in Maputo. The Non slavery Throne is made from welded weapons that are decommissioned. Currently it is on exhibition at the Arsenale in Venice as part of the 2015 Art Biennale of Venice. Last update: Sunday, July 5, 2015The post Non Slavery Throne by Gonçalo Mabunda appeared first on Chair Blog.
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  • A Monumental Sculpture of Colorful Twine Netting Suspended Above Boston

    Kate Sierzputowski
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    One hundred miles of twine compose this public sculpture of suspended netting above Boston, a structure that spans the void of an elevated highway that once split downtown Boston from its waterfront. The artist, Janet Echelman (previously), designed the artwork titled As If It Were Already Here to reflect the history of the installation’s location. Echelman also intended the piece to be a visual metaphor—a way to “visually knit together the fabric of the city with art,” she explains. The installation is 600 feet at its widest, including over 500,000 knots for structural…
  • A 17th-Century Stanchi Painting Reveals the Rapid Change in Watermelons through Selective Breeding [Updated]

    Christopher Jobson
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Giovanni Stanchi (Rome c. 1645-1672). Oil on canvas. 38 5/8 x 52½ in. (98 x 133.5 cm.) / Courtesy Christie’s Old master work paintings are frequently cited for their depiction of historical events, documentation of culture, or portraiture of significant people, but there’s one lesser known use of some paintings for those with a keen eye: biology. One such instance is this Renaissance still life of various fruits on a table by Giovanni Stanchi painted sometime in the 1600s that shows a nearly unrecognizable watermelon before it was selectively bred for meatier red flesh.
  • Photographer Stephen Orlando Captures the Movement of Musicians Through Light Painting

    Kate Sierzputowski
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Prelude Photographer Stephen Orlando (previously) captures the nearly imperceptible movement one makes when quickly sliding a bow along strings, the senses typically drawn to the sounds rather than appearance of the instrument being played. By using carefully placed LED lights and a long exposure Orlando can track these movements through space, following arms and bows with light trails that extend out from the body and instrument. These bright ghostly marks are captured through his photographic technique and not altered with Photoshop, making their distinct patterns…
  • Unusual Hybrid Animal and Wildlife Murals Painted by Alexis Diaz

    Christopher Jobson
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz (previously) brings textures and patterns reminiscent of traditional engraving techniques to his murals of phantasmagorical creatures using only a paintbrush. Twisting tentacles, strange fusions of anatomy, beings wrapped in plants, all rendered atop colorful gradients create an unmistakable style Diaz has become famous for. You can see much more of his work here. (via Cross Connect)
  • San Francisco-Based Company Builds Guitars From Recycled Skateboard Decks

    Kate Sierzputowski
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Nick Pourfard is 22-year-old artist, musician, and skateboarder currently combing his multiple talents into one package: guitars built from reclaimed skateboard decks. The San Francisco-based industrial design student taught himself woodworking to tackle the project which he branded as Prisma Guitars. Each instrument is 100% handmade and composed of skateboards that have been used or broken. Recently, Pourfard had the honor of building a piece for Steve Harris of Iron Maiden. Pourfard explains, “I took every detail of his playing style and aesthetic into consideration. The bass has an…
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • 50+ Free Office Outline Icons

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Friends, here’s a set of 50+ free office outline icons that you can use them in your mobile or website designs. These are clean and pixel perfect created for Sketch App. These icons are created byDenis Rodchenko.   File Format: .SKETCH Layers: Vectors File Size: 700 KB Download Icons
  • Snap: iOS 8 UI Wireframe Kit

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Friends, today’s featured freebie is an iOS 8 wireframing kit called Snap created for SketchApp. Snap kit helps you to quickly mockup your app’s flow through common iOS 8 screens. The kit contains 22 beautiful iOS 8 wireframe screens that have lots of UI components you can use to create more structured screens for your app flow. File Format: .SKETCH Layers: Vectors File Size: 3.2 MB Visit Download Page
  • Nexus 5 Mockups

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Friends, today’s featured freebie is a set of Nexus 5 mockups in vivid settings. All the PSD files include smart-objects that you can edit to add your own designs on the mobile screens. Grab them now! File Format: .PSD Layers: Smart-Layers Dimensions: 2400 x 1607 pixels File Size: 71.57 MB Visit Download Page
  • Massive 50 Fonts Bundle

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:35 am
    Today I am happy to present this massive bundle from AlienValley. It features 50 awesome fonts plus lots of extras! For a limited time only you can get this bundle at an incredibly low price of just $29. This means you’ll get 50 fonts for the price of less than 2! Hurry up and get this bundle now and save over 95% off the retail price! All the fonts included come can be used for both personal and commercial purposes. For more info regarding the license please check out the bundle description on AlienValley.  
  • The Winning Combination: Pre-Made Layouts And World Class Support

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Pre-made layouts are design concepts, and since they can easily be edited, they can serve as a baseline for a website’s design, and give you something that you can build on. As a concept, they can help you transform an idea for a website’s theme into reality. Because they can be edited, you the design flexibility you want as long as you have the right design tools to work with. If the tools are at hand, but they are difficult to work with and there is no support element in place to offer assistance, you may not be able to realize the full potential of these layouts. Good support is…
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    Creative Nerds

  • Best Of The Web And Design In July 2015

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Continuing our monthly tradition of rounding up the end of the month with all the best design tutorials from all around the web, as well some web design articles related worth reading. Including a great debate article article of Google webfonts vs Type kit. Another great featured article was a really good post on  the guide to the interview process for a front end developer. I hope you enjoy this months roundup, and please do leave your thoughts on the post in comments below. Photoshop How to Create a Colorful, Summery 3D Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop Summer is here! So it’s time for…
  • Rising fire flames free Photoshop brush set

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A very unique Photoshop brush set, which is certainly a must download resource. The fire flames brush set it the best way to add authentic fire flames to your designs. The Photoshop brushes look realistic and, and are each of a large brush tip size to add to your designs. If your a fan of Photoshop brushes this is certainly one that you will love. The set can be used in commercial, and within personal design projects. License Details The brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission…
  • How to create a stitched text effect using illustrator

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Another illustrator quick tip tutorial in the form of an screencast on how you can create a stitched text effect. This is a very simple illustrator technique, which is really easy to learn. The effect can be applied to text and almost any shape. Sit back and watched the tutorial the final outcome can be achieved in a matter of minuets. Tutorial details: Program: Illustrator Difficulty: Beginner Time estimation: Under 5 minuets Preview Tutorial
  • 15 fresh must download Photoshop actions

    19 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I love showcasing Photoshop actions there such a huge time saver. They are great resource to drastically reduce the amount of time you spend on using Photoshop to enhance photos to get the desired effect you want, instead you can run a Photoshop actions and all the hard work is done for you. In this round-up we have included some amazing fresh new Photoshop actions you can download right away and enjoy to use in your design projects. 1. Free Engraved Illustration Effect Action for Photoshop 2. Free Black and White Photoshop Action 3. Free Daydream Photoshop Action 4. Free Daydream Photoshop…
  • Sunglasses and sunshine free seamless vector pattern

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    One of the very best summer patterns we have on Creative Nerds. A awesome summer pattern which contains various summer element sunshine and sun glasses. The pattern comes in four different colours in total to choose from to incorporate into your summer design projects. License Details The pattern set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The pattern set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this pattern set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding license…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • The Best of BP&O — July 2015

    Richard Baird
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Curated by Richard Baird. Highlights this month have included Inhouse’s work on the book Blutopia and ECC’s 2015 Milan Report, Mind’s brand identity for jewellery manufacturer Gripoix, P.A.R’s work for eternal flower business Flora, and DIA’s brand identity for PR and management business Life Or Death. However, there were five projects that stood out and have made it into BP&O’s Best of […] The post The Best of BP&O — July 2015 appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.
  • The Factory designed by Ghost

    Richard Baird
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:51 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The Factory is an Oklahoma based fashion retailer, inspired by the energy and attitude of the people of Manhattan, Los Angeles and Tokyo, that mixes streetware with high fashion garments, shoes and accessories. Think ripped jeans, vintage purse and Louboutins. Graphic design studio Ghost worked with The Factory to develop a brand identity concept, […] The post The Factory designed by Ghost appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.
  • Gripoix Paris designed by Mind

    Richard Baird
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:58 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Gripoix is a Parisian costume jewellery manufacturer with a significant history, one that stretches back to the late 19th Century and the Art Nouveau period. Gridpoix’s pieces are created using a traditional kilncasting technique, known as pate de verre, which sees molten glass poured into a thin linear framework. This traditional process, and the period in which […] The post Gripoix Paris designed by Mind appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.
  • The Best of BP&O — Brochures No.3

    Richard Baird
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:59 am
    Curated by Richard Baird. The third collection of brochures, lookbooks, prospectuses, reports, book covers and magazine spreads published on BP&O. These mix layout, material choice and print finish, and between them effectively utilise colour, type, image, texture and paper contrast to communicate and compel, as well as contributing to a distinctive brand identity treatment. This selection features […] The post The Best of BP&O — Brochures No.3 appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.
  • Wine Fandango designed by Moruba

    Richard Baird
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Drawing inspiration from New York neon, and its show business associations, graphic design studio Moruba have developed a new brand identity treatment for Wine Fandango, a restaurant and wine bar, located in the Spanish city of Logroño, that features a rich interior design of textured glass, wood floors and furniture, ceramic tiles, exposed brick and gold fixtures. Wine Fandango’s identity […] The post Wine Fandango designed by Moruba appeared first on BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion.
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Answer Revealed: The X-Bench High/Low Challange

    Alyssa Sparacino
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Did the latest High/Low Challenge leave you stumped? Or did it just solicit some online shopping for a pair of X-benches? The nailheads are arranged in a cool decorative pattern on the left bench. And hundreds of nailheads tightly trim this classic version on the right. (Find buying info for these sweet deals and many more in the latest issue of HGTV Magazine out Tuesday!) Did you answer correctly? If so, you could be taking home prizes that include an HGTV Magazine hot/cold travel food container, an HGTV Magazine umbrella and of course, the new September issue. The winner will be notified by…
  • Enter Now: HGTV Magazine’s High/Low Challenge

    Alyssa Sparacino
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Tell us which bench is “Low” and which is “High” in the comments below. Ding! Ding! Ding! It’s a battle of the budgets again in the latest High/Low Challenge from HGTV Magazine. In one corner, you have a yellow X-bench with nailhead trim. In the other corner you have—wait a minute—a yellow X-bench with nailhead trim. At first glance, these two opponents may seem quite similar, but they actually weigh in at very different price tags. Place your bets by entering September’s High/Low Challenge, and you could take home a loaded HGTV Magazine prize package…
  • This or That: Pick Your Favorite Kitchen Storage

    Farima Alavi
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    You’ve probably seen the amazing makeovers on Property Brothers and Fixer Upper. My personal favorite is when they completely gut a kitchen and transform it into a homeowner’s dream. We want to know your favorite kitchen storage look — do you love Jonathan and Drew Scott’s contemporary, dark wood cabinets or Chip and Joanna Gaines’ industrial-style open shelving design? Vote in our poll below, then tell us which design you chose and why in the comments section below. Take Our Poll Check back next week to see the final tally.
  • Design Happens Interviews: Susan Brustrum

    Liz Gray
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    We all have that favorite dress or pair of jeans: You know, the one that can be dressed up or down and looks great for any occasion. Well, think of Chicago-based Susan Brunstrum‘s designs as the interior equivalent to that go-to piece; she even calls her versatile, approachable Sweet Pea Interiors spaces the “little black dresses” of design. Design by Susan Brunstrum, Sweet Pea Interiors This showhouse living room is classically chic and trend-forward all at the same time, with layered, neutral textures from the wall treatment, sofa, throw pillows and rug. Or, think of this…
  • #HGTVmakeover: DIY Headboards from HGTV Readers

    Mallory Ziglar
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Certain pieces of furniture are easier to DIY than others. When it comes to headboards though, the possibilities are endless. You can literally attach almost anything to the wall behind a bed, and voila! Headboard magic. So why spend big money on a costly piece when you can easily (and cheaply) create a headboard to your exact specifications? These Instagrammers did just that! This headboard went from brown and dated to rustic and shabby-chic thanks to a simple coat of whitewash from @oliveandhue. We love how it pairs with the tufted bed linens. Photo courtesy of Instagram user @oliveandhue.
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    Design42Day Magazine

  • Peek-a-boo street art

    Jelena Askovic
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    Gone are the days when murals were randomly produced just for the purpose of decorating the building facades that we encounter on a daily basis. Now, street art has to be meaningful and street artists choose carefully where they will leave their mark. Agostino Iacurci is one of them. One of the Italian artist’s murals that caught our eye is the one entitled Popup. Adorning the external wall of Mario Penna Cancer Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, this piece of street art gave the right amount of refreshment to the exterior of the hospital, and it’s appearance launched one of the…
  • Rick Owens footwear upgrade for Adidas

    Jelena Askovic
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    When your brand collaborates with a fashion designer with an unconventional sense of style, you can always expect to be amazed and confused at the same time. Similarly, during the last men’s fashion week in Paris, the spring/summer 2016 Rick Owens footwear collection for Adidas pushed the boundaries of the retailer/designer collaboration routine. The designer’s proposal questioned the necessity of wearing the most open and lightest pair of shoes that one has prepared for the two warmest seasons. Namely, in order to challenge our ability to dress for the heat, one of the statement pieces…
  • High-tech industry aims for roving the moon with Audi Lunar Quattro

    Mikael Fernstrom
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    Part-Time Scientists is an exciting part of the high-tech industry, headed by Robert Böhme, a Berlin-based programmer whose day-job is to look after cybersecurity for the German Government. Part-Time Scientists is an international team of researchers responding to the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. In January 2015 Part-Time Scientists received 750,000 US$ from the Google Lunar XPRIZE Foundation, after Audi and Part-Time Scientists in collaboration made it to the final round of the Google Lunar X Prize, which originally had 25 competing teams that then narrowed down to 15, from countries…
  • Traditional romance meets the contemporary design hotel

    Maddalena Tagliapietra
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    Opening in August 2015, Loke Thye Kee boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Georgetown Penang, one of the five Malaysian UNESCO word sites so rich in heritage. Its design draws inspiration from this heritage and in particular from the historic Loke Thye Kee restaurant, which in Hainanese means “house of happiness”. Harking back to the romance of Penang in the early 1900’s, this design hotel recalls the spirit of such picturesque period, as the Founder and Director Colin Seah emphasised “I was very inspired by this mood and design of that bygone era was beguiling. We wanted to…
  • The Waiho, sculptural wood table

    Mikael Fernstrom
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    The Waiho wood table by the British designer Robert Scott explores the relationship between user and object by inviting interaction through touch. The Waiho is sculpted using a combination of hand carved stack lamination and bending, creating exquisite tactile shapes and surfaces. The shape and structure is probably inspired by Scott’s travel in Asia and New Zealand, looking like the fluid contours created by the erosive force of wind and water on rock, which makes for an exciting juxtaposition when expressed in wood. As a decorative object, the Waiho looks different from every angle and is…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Etchings by Nao Ikuma

    Mary Luoma
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    Nao Ikuma merges humans with nature in etchings full of darkness and detail. The haunting images lure us into another world populated by humans in the midst of transformation, taking onto themselves the body parts of animals or morphing into the forest that surrounds them. The amazingly intricate line-work creates a vivid scene that grabs our eyes and lets us get lost inside the conjured environment. Ikuma is a Japanese artist born in Shizuoka Prefecture and graduated from Tama Art University. She has been featured at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo in two solo exhibitions, both featuring her…
  • Abstract forms sculpted and painted by Kim Kei

    Kelly Paik
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Whether in the form of a sculpture or painting, organic shapes grow unbounded in Kim Kei’s artwork. The LA-based artist incorporates found objects into her abstract sculptures, creating a medley of textures and colors swirling across our view. Sometimes iridescent shapes are contoured with neon string. Other times, pastel pinks and blues are adorned with small batches of spheres nestled along their folds. Kei’s process begins by combining and altering everyday objects and natural debris into malleable sculptures. They’re then photographed in several iterations and become the foundation…
  • Paris rooftops at night by Alain Cornu

    Kelly Paik
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Alain Cornu’s rooftop photographs take us back to those romantic images of Paris we all held in our imaginations while growing up. The photos evoke a dreamy and idyllic city skyline with Victorian era details harking from the 19th century. Warm lamp light illuminates his images from within, often shining out from a building or lighting up a wall nestled deep inside the composition and under layers of other architecture. Even where Cornu allows for some elements of modernity to enter his frame – such as high rises peaking over more antiquated rooftops – he portrays them in a way…
  • 6 Things You Need To Know About Mark Rothko

    Will Titterington
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    According to many of his contemporaries, Mark Rothko was a genius. He was an innovator who made giant canvases that absorbed the spectator, creating consummating experiences the artist said were meant to be spiritual and akin to religious ecstasy. But when the swinging sixties came along, Rothko and his deeply intellectual paintings were brushed under the carpet. Pop art quickly became a thing, and suddenly Rothko’s foreboding colour fields seemed outdated and old fashioned in the wake of the hip counterculture movement. But the intervening years have been kind to the tragic artist who…
  • Fine art photographs by Riccardo Magherini

    Kelly Paik
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    It’s hard to believe at first that one is looking at a photograph when viewing one of Riccardo Magherini’s compositions. The frenetic energy of the landscape and ghostly impressions of people give it the feel of an impressionist style painting more than an actual representation of the real world. He achieves this effect by layering multiple pictures of the same place into one frame. People move in and out like temporary visitors and the artist gives us a glimpse of their face in that fleeting moment when they occupy the camera lens’s view. Magherini explores the way in which people…
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    Think Design

  • Brand Identity Secrets: The Essential Guide to Logo Design

    Janil Jean
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    The logo of your company is the keystone which holds together the arch of your brand identity. It is the essence of how your target audience will perceive you, and of your image within the industry, and among your peers and business partners. So if you would create a strong brand identity to help establish your authority, and to provide you with a platform from which to launch your business success, you need perfect logo design. How do you achieve it though? You could hire a professional graphic designer, but that’s only job half done. If you don’t truly understand logo design, you…
  • 10 Seasoned Designers and Their Stories of Passion

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    For creative people, designers especially, the world can often be a beautifully and frustratingly weird place. All the nay-sayers and their constant pessimism can be distracting at best, and exhausting and demoralizing at worst. To burst through all this negativity then, and to really shine through, designers needs to rely on the strength of their passion, above and beyond all else. Typography David Carson The only surfer ever, in history, to own water front property on the fabled Point Break, David Carson represents what a life lived with passion looks like. Not only is he a world famous…
  • What You See and What You Get – The User Interface of Windows 10

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Microsoft Windows is the ever changing, yet somehow staying basically the same operating system which took the world by storm, oh all those years ago. It has forever frustrated users around the world, not least because the names of each new version don’t make any sense at all. The latest rendition, due for launch Tuesday night at midnight, is Windows 10. No, there was no Windows 9 – from 7 to 8, and onto 10. So, the launch of Windows 10 is a big deal. It represents the most significant change in PC software for 3 years, and Microsoft have tried, not too hard though it seems, to…
  • Emotions at Play – Why You Need to Adopt Emotional Packaging

    Shyrose Vastani
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    In a world full of, and increasingly defined by, brands, there is often very little through which you can differentiate between them. Two, or more, different brands may offer the same product, at similar prices, with equal quality, and the only differences between the two would be negligible, if apparent to you at all. How then, does a customer decide which of the two products to purchase? Therein lies the essential need to be able to set your brand apart from the rest, to distinguish yourself enough to attract customers to your products and services, and not to your competitors’. There are…
  • The Tri-City Storytelling Logo Design Techniques

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    How the Narrative varies from Sydney to London and New York The logo of your company should ideally tell the story of your brand. A well-designed logo will hint at your vision, your dreams, aspiration, inspiration, and your goals and objectives, both short-term and long-term. Above and beyond all those things however, the perfect logo will narrate your story, and send out a clear message to your target audience. To tell a good story through logo design is, however, far easier said than done. A significant number of entrepreneurs and companies do not even realize the need to attempt such in…
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    Design Tickle

  • How Analytics is Helping Salespeople Measure Social Marketing ROIs

    Kalen Smith
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Sales can be a very cutthroat profession. Many salespeople have a difficult time meeting their quotas while others outperform salespeople from competing companies and the other salespeople on their own team. The smartest ones embrace Darwin’s concept of survival of the fittest and use new tools and technology to meet their goals. Social media has been one of the mediums they have used in recent years. However, salespeople need to pay close attention to their analytics to monitor their ROIs. This is one of the reasons that the analytics platforms at Webaction can be so useful. Can Social…
  • Common Mistakes With Affiliate Landing Pages

    Kalen Smith
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Most newbie affiliate marketers have a difficult time making sales. One of their biggest challenges is creating landing pages that convert well. Here are some reasons your landing pages may not be converting as well as you would like. You can address these problems to boost your sales. Lacking Important Content Many people don’t know what to put on their affiliate landing pages. You will need to know what your audience is looking for when they arrive. There are a couple of things that you need to do when you are convincing people to buy your product: Describe the functions of the product.
  • 5 Website Navigation Principles Every Website Should Follow

    Kalen Smith
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Witnessing the evolution of web design People often lose sight of their primary objectives when they are creating a new website. They often try to create a very flashy website to impress their users, which is often a mistake by itself. However, the emphasis on brilliant imagery often leads to other mistakes. According to Mashable and Open Forum contributor Grace Smith, the biggest mistake they make is having poor user navigation. User Navigation Should Be a Top Priority Many business owners seem to be suffering from cognitive dissonance when it comes to creating website navigation. A study…
  • Getting Images for Your New Website

    Kalen Smith
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are a number of factors that you need to consider while designing a new website. Images play an important role in boosting engagement and helping your website with SEO. Unfortunately, finding quality images can be one of the most difficult steps for newbie designers, so you will need to know where to look. The good news is that there are a number of different sources to look into. Where Can You Find Images for Your Website There are a number of different sources that are worth looking into if you want to find images for your website. Here are some sources that you should be aware of. It…
  • Use Web Proxies to Reduce Internet Bandwidth

    Kalen Smith
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A variety of factors can cause Internet bandwidth costs to spike. A 2014 study from CloudFlare found that the Heartbleed bug caused SSL certificates to increase from about 5,000 to 70,000 in the course of a month.  Experts also predicted that the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 would cause costs to spike. Most of these factors are completely outside of your control. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to minimize the impact. One of the best things that you can do is use a web proxy. Why Do Proxies Reduce Bandwidth Costs? Every time that you log into the…
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    Product Lifecycle Report

  • IoT in the Supply Chain Boosts Operations

    Alex Jablokow
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hidden in the gaps between raw materials, manufacturing, and end markets for manufactured goods lies the supply chain, a constantly moving flow between farms and mines, factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and retail outlets. To give you an idea of the size of this part of the economy, in the U.S., spending on logistics and transportation was $1.33 trillion in 2012, 8.5 percent of GDP. Supply chain costs are roughly 20 percent of the final cost of any finished good. Efforts to improve supply chain operations are largely invisible to most of us, but have significant effects on our…
  • Should You Develop or Outsource Your IoT Infrastructure?

    Christa Prokos
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    The Harvard Business Review article, How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition, identifies ten strategic choices manufacturers must make to capitalize on the Internet of Things. In this fourth installment of a series of video interviews, the article’s co-author Jim Heppelmann describes IoT technology and capabilities to consider when developing your infrastructure. Should You Develop the Full Set of Smart, Connected Product Capabilities and Infrastructure Internally or Outsource to Vendors and Partners? To look at this let’s think about the new “technology…
  • Who’s Going to Service All Those “Things” in the IoT?

    Maria Doyle
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Internet of Things is exploding, but how are all those things going to work together? Who is in charge of interoperability? And, who do you call when something goes wrong? The entire service and support paradigm changes when products become smart and connected. In the consumer sector, Gartner is predicting a typical family home in a mature, affluent market could have more than 500 smart devices by 2022. From media and entertainment, to appliances, to transportation, to security and environmental controls, and healthcare and fitness equipment, the IoT is poised to change everything. In the…
  • Open or Closed System for Your IoT Strategy?

    Christa Prokos
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    The Harvard Business Review article, How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition, identifies ten strategic choices manufacturers must make to capitalize on the Internet of Things. In this third installment of a series of video interviews, the article’s co-author Jim Heppelmann explores the pros and cons of open and closed systems that you should weigh when planning your IoT strategy. Should the Company Pursue an Open or Closed System? Open architectures are frequently thought of as being modular, closed or proprietary systems and are frequently thought of as integral.
  • Medical IoT Innovation: The Power to Save Lives

    Nancy Langmeyer
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    The Internet of Things is enabling the rapid development of new apps, devices, and other technological solutions for both business and consumers – sometimes even before people know they need them. However, in the world of Medical IoT (MIoT), and in particular with medical devices, there are unique challenges that can affect the pace of innovation. The devices, which include everything from blood pressure and heart monitors to anesthesia machines and infusion pumps, are complex and costly to manufacture. They also require extensive testing, which creates longer product development cycles and…
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    HOW Design

  • Shape the Future of Design at HIDC

    Jessica Farris
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    Become a catalyst for creative innovation at the HOW Interactive Design Conference. Designers today thrive in the digital space. Web design, apps, exhibits, programs and interfaces are all about delivering beautiful, user-focused experiences to the world—and designers are at the heart of that cutting-edge culture. That’s what HIDC is all about. At each of three locations—San Francisco, Chicago and Boston—the brightest, most accomplished minds in the field will deliver a powerhouse of energetic, insightful information and resources to designers from across the globe. With…
  • Strengthen Your Client Relationships with Strategic Services

    Natalie Boyd
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Listen and learn from lively conversations about the business of creativity and creativity in business. Episode # 4: Strengthen Your Client Relationships with Strategic Services In this episode of the HOW Design Live podcast, Ilise Benun, founder of and Partner for HOW Design Live’s new Design Entrepreneurship program, talks with Karl Sakas of Sakas & Company about how designers and design firms can strengthen their client relationships by expanding their services to include strategy, without giving it away. About Karl Sakas: Karl Sakas (@KarlSakas) helps digital…
  • 8 Ways to Brainstorm Better

    HOW staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    Idea-generation is the linchpin of our work. So why are many of us terrible at it? Experts offer tips for improving your creative sessions. Illustration by Oivind Hovland The team gathers in the conference room, white board at the ready, pumped to come up with some cool new ideas. Ten minutes into the session, the group’s strongest personality starts to dominate the conversation. Ideas get dissected, evaluated, kicked around, criticized. The quietest staffer shuts down. The creative director loses energy and relinquishes control over the meeting. An hour later, the team leaves the room…
  • How to Build a Brand with Character

    Scott Lerman
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    From Planter’s Peanuts to Caterpillar, consumers connect with brands that have personalities they respect. Learn how to build a brand with the right kind of character with this excerpt from Building Better Brands by Scott Lerman Illustration by CSA IMAGES When you know who you are, it becomes far easier to make decisions—about everything. That’s true for people and brands. Should our logo (or employees) be bold? Ingenious? Cautious? Where should we extend our services? Is it appropriate for us to partner with …? You get the idea. The brands that are most successful—the ones you…
  • Design Links: A Chain of Creative Inspiration, Part 6

    Emily Potts
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    Editor’s Note: This is part six in Emily Potts’ inspirational series, Design Links. Every other week, will feature three artists whose work offers fresh, fun and stimulating creative inspiration. Each artist picks the next link—someone who personally inspires him/her. Check out the fifth part in the series, featuring Elena Kalorkoti, Wai Wai Pang, and Amanda Baeza here. Amanda Baeza is inspired by… Chris Harnan His choices of colors, shapes, textures and plasticity is a living reminder that we can and should embrace the unexpected in our work. His work is undoubtedly mesmerizing.
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    The Design Range

  • The Most Effective Exposure

    Alexander Singleton
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    If a graphic designer makes an amazing logo in the woods and nobody is around to see it, does it attract new clients? There is a lot of talent amongst the Design Range community. When you follow the Design Range on Facebook or Twitter, I always try to take a bit of time out to look through your portfolio and see what your deal is and you guys really do create some awesome work. For a lot of us though, the quality of our work isn’t the reason we’re not rolling in client requests. It’s because nobody knows our work is even out there. When you sign up for the Design Range…
  • How to Level Up your Creative Skills

    Alexander Singleton
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    As I’m sure many of you do, I harbour a love for computer games – particularly RPGs – that moment when you level up and watch the golden sparks fly is addictive. Perhaps I’m revealing too much of the geek in me, but seeing those numbers next to my various skills tick up is just… moreish. Often I’ll find myself engaging in an utterly mundane task just to get better at it. In Skyrim I’ve been known to follow six inches behind an enemy for twenty minuets just to level up my stealth. Seriously – if there was an option to make spoons just so I…
  • You will Never be the Best, and that’s Fantastic

    Alexander Singleton
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    We all love being good at what we do don’t we? It’s nice to take pride in your work and in the level of quality that you produce. I love being good at what I do, and I want to get better, but let me tell you something that may shock you; there is no way I’d ever want to be the best. I love striving for that next stage, that moment when you’re able to do something that last year you thought you could never achieve. I love being inspired by other people’s work, seeing what’s possible and scratching my head as I try desperately to figure out some morsel of…
  • 5 Ways to Give Yourself a Pay Rise

    Alexander Singleton
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    You know what I miss about being an employee of a company? Ladders. You know what I’m talking about; the climb. The clear next step that you’d have to take to progress your career, to take another step up the ladder. From team member, to assistant manager, to manager, to area manager and so on… but with cooler titles obviously, because that companies job titles sound boring as shit, bad example. Obviously though with each of those steps up the ladder comes that boost to your pay packet, which is probably the main reason anyone would want a promotion. Being a freelancer, you…
  • How to Work Within a Clients Budget Without Lowering Your Price.

    Alexander Singleton
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    We’ve all had it at some point. That wonderful client comes calling by with a project idea that is just perfect for you. You chat away for an hour or so, bouncing ideas off each other as a thousand amazing concepts start to take root in your head. Then comes the part where you talk about price, and everything comes crashing down. You see, this wonderful client, with his amazing idea, only has a budget of £350 for the branding of his new business and that fancy eCommerce website you’ve been chatting about. Disaster right? I mean what are your options here? Either you tell the…
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  • Meshell Ndegeocello / Cody ChesnuTT – To Be Young, Gifted and Black

    Manuel Da Ros
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    #fridayjazz by Alessio Bertallot​ From the recent album “Pour une âme Souveraine (For a Sovereign Soul), A Dedication to Nina Simone”, tenth disc for this great artist, which reinterprets the classics of Simone with his unmistakable style. In this passage also collaborates Cody Chesnutt, here at its best in terms of inspiration. L'articolo Meshell Ndegeocello / Cody ChesnuTT – To Be Young, Gifted and Black sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Oops table and Joko chair Marimekko®

    Manuel Da Ros
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    #mondayidea our proposed matching on Monday made through our website: Oops table and Joko chair Marimekko® L'articolo Oops table and Joko chair Marimekko® sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Oak base chairs

    Manuel Da Ros
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:40 am
    New version with walnut stained oak base: Elephant, Sharky, Boiacca Wood L'articolo Oak base chairs sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Lobster Apparel headquarters

    Manuel Da Ros
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    In 2012 was born the collaboration with Lobster Apparel, the first meeting was documented by this video. The guys from Lobster then followed the development of the clothing line of work for our technicians. A few months ago Canesio realized a graphic to celebrate our collaboration. Last visit we had at their headquarters in Treviso, where we discussed a good initiative for September, we took some pictures. Our products are also perfect for their “urban environment”. L'articolo Lobster Apparel headquarters sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Anderson Paak – Hold The Line ft. Raquel Rodriguez

    Manuel Da Ros
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    #fridayjazz by Take a classic pop rock world, written in 1978 by the band Toto, and bring it back to life with a touch of urban and very contemporary. Rnb, rap and nu-jazz: everything blends perfectly in this first major release of Andreson Paak, just after leaving the previous alias Breezy Lovejoy. L'articolo Anderson Paak – Hold The Line ft. Raquel Rodriguez sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
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    Springleap » The Springleap Blog – All things creative and insightful

  • The Crowdsourcing Model – Why it’s Proving Popular in the Creative Industry

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Crowdsourcing has been revolutionising the way in which a versatile force of creative power can be utilised for business in the brand communications landscape of South Africa and worldwide. Although this is a brilliant strategy being undertaken by a few startups and businesses in the country, the concept to some still remains somewhat of a mystery. offers their definition of crowdsourcing, “Crowdsourcing is the process of getting work or funding, usually online, from a crowd of people. The word is a combination of the words ‘crowd’ and…
  • Social Media Trends – the Rise of Content Creation

    15 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Social media is a gateway to the world through a digital medium. The power of rapidly shared content via easily accessible channels has enabled brands to thrive, built strategies for marketing campaigns and facilitated a platform for consumer conversation. We only need to look at where hashtagging on Twitter is now compared to where it was a couple of years ago – from using the feature to create a gimmicky buzz within your social circle, transforming into defining social media trends throughout multiple platforms. Using social media as a tool to boost brand awareness has become common…
  • Springleap Creative Insights Division – Our Service and Value to Clients

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    At Springleap, our community of creatives have been helping our brand and agency clients navigate the dynamic and changing consumer landscape across Africa’s unique countries. In South Africa alone, a melting pot of cultures thrive, and the scope of a brand’s strategic thinking is of paramount importance. Springleap understands that when it comes to research, collecting insights from consumers alone is not always enough. Certain limitations, such as turnaround times, cost and the inevitable impasse of “so,what now?”, can force brands and agencies to shy away from traditional research…
  • South African Creative Conversations – the Meetups that Drive Discussions and Pave Industry Trends

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    When one thinks of “South Africa” and “conversation”, a common vision may be centered at a marketplace of one of our thriving cities, where cultural diversity meets tourism, and the trading of goods and services for money is never a quiet or incognito practice. This vision is shared with the chatter of creative conversations that occur in the “marketplace” of creative meetups. This model of sharing the latest and greatest in creative ideas, exhibition, design thinking, the interpersonal side of creativity and the like has become an intrinsic part of South African culture. And why…
  • Video Content – a Sustainable and Trendy Method to Engage Your Consumers

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    Look who’s making appearances! Video content is one of the most effective mediums of communication currently used by brands and agencies – after all advertising and market a product or service offering in an efficient, engaging, and creative manner is the penultimate goal of the industry. Video content strategies have revolutionised the way in which brands can interact and communicate with their consumer markets. Print ads and billboards might be visually appealing – but are static and fixed in one space. Radio is engaging on one primary sense – but leaves the others…
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    Blue Soda Promo Blog

  • What Starbucks Can Teach You About Business Strategy

    Ovetta Sampson
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Todd and Brian are leaving Chicago for L.A. and I can’t be any sadder. When Brian broke the news today I have to say I teared up a little thinking of all the things I’ll miss about them. I’ll miss Todd’s sunshine smile. Brian’s whimsical wit. How they sang Chaka Khan in perfect tune. Pretty attached to two people whose last names I don’t even know. They both work at Starbucks and other than being a lesson in how I get too easily attached to strangers, the moral of this story reveals one of the most underrated lessons of business strategy–giving good customer service. Sorbis…
  • Marketing Management: 5 Organizing Tools That will Save You Time

    Ovetta Sampson
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    When it comes to marketing promotions, you’re it. Your boss has you planning company events, designing the new product logo, sending out the e-newsletter and ordering bulk brand T-shirts for the next customer appreciation day. You’re juggling so many balls in the air you’re surprised a ringmaster isn’t hauling you off to the nearest circus each morning. Yeah, we’re not thrilled either. With all that multi-tasking things end up getting lost, forgotten or just plain not done. Save yourself some time, heartache and perhaps your job by using these five save-your-life marketing…
  • Your Event Planning Checklist Needs a Makeover

    Ovetta Sampson
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    It’s SUMMER!!! That means event planning, cocktails, graduation parties, company picnic, sunshine, cocktails and…long hours spent haggling with the caterer over whether the cake is white or vanilla. Um, yeah, everyone LOVES parties but no one wants to plan them. And each year it’s your job to make sure the events you plan run as smooth as Vanilla Ice’s comeback. But let’s face it—your events may not be what they used to be. If no one is talking about them before they happen, chances are they’ve been forgotten. But there are some simple ways you can jazz up your events this year.
  • How Promotional Merch Upgrades Customer Loyalty

    Tej Shah
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Sports enthusiast “Sally” has just received her first order from Hammer Nutrition Inc. It’s a box filled with nutritional supplements and sports endurance from the small, but long-standing endurance sports supplements company, based in Whitefish, Montana. Like many small companies, including yours maybe, Hammer engages customers like Sally to be brand ambassadors. Sally is one of hundreds of athletes Hammer engages to spread the word about their products and company. This was her first order and she was thrilled to see the gels, powders, pills and sports bars stuffed in the FedEx box.
  • You Won’t Believe Where These Brands Ended Up

    Tej Shah
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    So in the race to promote products companies have gone to great lengths to win the brand awareness wars. From delighting the public (remember that cute Clydesdale and Puppy commercial) to outright terrifying them (the “dead kid” Super Bowl spot from Nationwide didn’t go over well), brands will do anything to get people’s attention. But without billions available for television ad spots, most companies depend on the old-fashioned, but supremely successful, branded products to get their marketing messaging out. Pens, t-shirts, umbrellas, and caskets……
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  • Instagram-friendly food dishes made to look like emojis

    Nhan Tran
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Scotland-based Heather Adamson is a graphic designer by day, and a healthy food lover by night. Heather has been chronicling her playful food dishes and recipes on her Instagram frequently. However, not content with making pretty delicious dishes, she takes the extra step to make them look like popular emojis. Each dish is gorgeously styled and arranged to resemble a character in the emoji collection. Check out her fun food creations below and see if you can recognize the emojis they are supposed to take after. Can you guess what ingredients they were made out of? Make sure to follow…
  • Soothe your soul with these 10 GIFs of twitter-sourced mantras

    Steph Guinan
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Illustrator Adam Kurtz has layered handwritten, inspirational quotes over animated gifs as part of a BuzzFeed community project. The inspirational phrases were crowdsourced in response to this twitter post asking what mottos people use to stay calm. Kurtz commented: “When you’re stressed or anxious, nothing helps more than a stranger who thinks they know what you’re going through offering you their advice without you asking for it. Plus, putting slogans onto pictures of sunsets and waves and sh*t always makes them more meaningful.” We like his snarky wit, that eases the saccharine…
  • Fashion and food combined into mixed media sketches

    Sophie Kruse
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Combining food and fashion, Gretchen Röehrs has created a unique series of pen and ink sketches. Röehrs takes black and white sketches, of bodies, drawn with a pen; then the artist uses a number of different fruits and vegetables to create different outfits. From a bananadress, to a spinach gown, to a strawberry get-up; each image combines haute couture with delectable dishes. Röehrs also incorporates the pieces of food into the different poses in each image. From the look of the pictures, they would fit in anywhere from a fashion gallery to an upscale kitchen or restaurant. For more of…
  • Whimsical recreations of famous movie posters

    Umar Ansari
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This year we’ve witnessed some amazing recreations and re-imaginings of iconic movies’ scenes and this next one is one of the best we’ve seen! British illustrator Faye Moorhouse was bored of the generic movie posters we get time and time again, which highlight the cast rather than the story. So she decided to recreate them…with paint! The resulting artwork, featuring iconic films like The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Lion King, is whimsical and parodical. Faye paints these without any process work or planning because she finds that it helps to capture the…
  • Surreal image collages will astound you

    Sophie Kruse
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    From eggs with an airplane, to a golf ball with a water tower, Stephen McMennamy has created a series of photos that make for a fun guessing game. In ‘Combo Photos,’ McMennamy takes two photos that he had previously shot and combines them. However the combinations are uniquely satisfying — a girl’s hair combined with a paint brush gives the illusion of one cohesive photo. The different objects are vastly different from each other but somehow come together to create one interesting image. For more of McMennamy’s photos, visit his website.   Source
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Review of Xara Web Designer 11 Premium

    Foster D. Coburn III
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I was excited to test the new version of Web Designer Premium. One of my first steps is always to see how easily files from the earlier version come into the new version and, as expected, files made the transition without a bump. What’s new? One thing I always do is review what’s new and check out any demos available that illustrate upgrade features. The demo pages on the Xara Web site were an eye opener. At the first look, I couldn’t help but compare the demo’s look to popular WordPress Web site development themes. The smile, however, was knowing that by using Xara…
  • Go Mining For the Free Yukon Gold Font

    Foster D. Coburn III
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today’s free font, Yukon Gold, shares the same name as a popular potato and a Canadian reality series. It is a very complex font that can be slow to render due to the complexity. Yet it could be the perfect headline font if you are looking for something rough. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed. All the…
  • Amazon Echo Responds to Your Commands

    Foster D. Coburn III
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    A couple of months ago I was at a graduation party at a friend’s house. They had this black cylinder on the counter and they were telling it what music to play. I’d never seen such a thing so I looked it up when I got home. At that point, it had not been widely released. Now the Amazon Echo is available to everyone! The usage I saw told the Echo to play a certain playlist and even to skip to the next song. But you can also ask it questions just as you would type a search query into Google. Even when music was playing, the voice recognition was pretty darned amazing. It can also…
  • Modify Stock Artwork to Prevent Sameness

    Foster D. Coburn III
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last week in Search Google for Matching Images, I told you about my search for the artwork used in a logo for Golf Data Systems LLC. It took me only minutes to locate the original artwork for the logo using the process described in the post last week. Below is the artwork I had of the original logo (on top), the two variations of the golfer purchased from a stock artwork site and then the two variations of the logo I created for usage in color and grayscale. You’ll notice that I changed the colors of the golfer’s shirt and hat in my version of the logo. Quite simply, I…
  • Select See It First On Facebook to View Page Posts

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you realize that when you Like a page on Facebook that you may really see the posts from that page? It is not uncommon for only 1-2% of people who have liked a page to see their posts. Part of this is because Facebook feels those pages should pay to get their posts seen by more people. Facebook also feels those posts may not be of interest to you. Now you have the ability to tell Facebook that you want to see posts from a page. Go to a page you’ve liked, such as the Graphics Unleashed Facebook page. If you haven’t liked the page, you’ll need to like it first. Then hover…
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    Top Creative Works

  • 15.37.06 wall clock by Dominika Brzostowska

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:27 am
    This is one of the strangest clocks I’ve ever seen, either shape or name. Its structure is quite simple, the hands are designed as two jutting balls and the dial is covered with pure white elastic fabric. As time goes on, two hands are rotating along the time axis. Designer: Dominika Brzostowska More Related PostsWyzer Wall ClockMonochrome wall clockMyk wall clockReflection wall clockAn ink painting of bamboo wall clock
  • KASU Sardinian Pecorino Knife by Stefano Carta Vasconcellos

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:29 pm
    KASU is a cute handmade Sardinian Pecorino knife that suitable for people to slice pieces of meat or toast, and the wooden handle make it easy to use. Designer: Stefano Carta Vasconcellos More Related PostsHandmade wooden robotsEasy slicerMake spiral apple slicesYskoud UhuruDENSYA is a handmade wooden toy
  • Wearable knife and fork by Seulbi Kim

    1 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    This wearable knife and fork that made out of brass sheet maybe the most unique wearable device on your fingers I’ve ever seen. It looks more like jewelry, very practical. Designer: Seulbi Kim More Related PostsCreative knife and fork designInteresting knife and fork design 9-4Flatlight candle holderOrigami Sharpener by Donn KohHorse hair lamp by Apparatus Studio
  • Masterknife F.O.R. by Misha Belyaev

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Masterknife F.O.R. is a multipurpose kitchen tool with arc-shaped knife-point that we can use as knife, turner and scraper. It will improve the quality of your life. Designer: Misha Belyaev More Related PostsZon kitchen knife19-in-1 toolkitCell phone Swiss Army KnifeSwiss Army Knife USB charge toolSwitch Knife
  • Colombo coffee table by Gonçalo Campos

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Colombo is a simple, practical and unique coffee table with egg shaped top that composed by two solid halves, which can be separated into two side tables. Designer: Gonçalo Campos More Related PostsPAPILLON coffee table by Oliver BalsA coffee table made of balloonsBent wood coffee tableCoffee bean coffee tableCreative coffee table designs 9-17
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  • Tramutola

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Didot, Trade Gothic
  • Armbrust & Co.

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Freight Sans, Caslon, Franklin Gothic
  • Harbor Suites

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Trivia Serif, Trump Soft, Arial, Open Sans
  • Baobab

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Century Old Style, Letter Gothic, ITC Grouch
  • AIGA Design Conference

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Apercu
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    Vector logos and Logotypes free download - » Free Vector Logo

  • Citizen logo vector

    Dian N
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Citizen vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Citizen vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Citizen logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Pinarello vector logo

    Dian N
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:06 am
    Pinarello vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Pinarello current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Pinarello vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • ICICI Bank logo vector

    Dian N
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Icici bank logo vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Icici bank logo vector in file format The post ICICI Bank logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Showa vector logo

    Dian N
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Showa vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Showa current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Showa vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • ASRock vector logo

    Dian N
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    ASRock vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download ASRock current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post ASRock vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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    House Of Hipsters

  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #37

    1 Aug 2015 | 5:58 pm
    It’s Found & Foraged Saturday night. Welcome! I hope you guys are enjoying the weekend. Did anything exciting happen during your week? Me, I had a play date with Unison. A bit of tomfoolery with pillows and styling. Their fall line is debuting soon, and I can’t wait to share it on the blog. If you live in the Chicagoland area, check them out. If not, they have have a beautiful mail catalog and a fabby online store. Also, they’re having a sale on littala right now! Everything is 20% off! The Boy weaseled himself into a 1983 GMC Sierra truck. Convincing me to give a nod of…
  • Instagram Hashtags You Need To Know

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Recently, I’ve discovered bunch of newly hatched Instagram hashtags, and let me tell you, these suckas are a sight to see. Communities that are blossoming exploding in front of my eyes. Beautious captures being tagged right and left. Growing. It’s been so cool watching bloggers, Instagrammers, designers, and friends supporting each other. Most have never met in person. Lifting each other up. Promoting one another. The Internet is truly an amazing thing. MORE AFTER THE JUMP… First and foremost, I’m going to start off with my very own Instagram hashtag, mainly…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #36

    25 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Happy Saturday you guys! Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party! Where we like to share all sorts of cool projects from recipes to DIYs to room decor to fashion…OK, really anything that you think is awesome. We’ve had new bloggers show up which is so cool, and I just wanted to take a second to thank each one of you, new and old for taking the time to stop by and party here. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. So what are you guys up to tonight? Oddly, tonight I’m in a circus big top tent at a PHOX concert. Tomorrow will be getting up close and…
  • Start Somewhere — Get Organized

    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I SWEAR IT’S FOR REAL THIS TIME! I super suck right now with dates. BUT, I PINKY SWEAR, it’s working now. I think I need to take another look at this new planner. Is this thing on? Check one, Check two. Ok…working. I’m so sorry you guys! I just wanted to quickly drop in today to let you know I’m over at Live Laugh Rowe with a super fun FREE Wallpaper Download. Inspiration set in when I kinda felt like I was drowning a few weeks back. AN overload of work, life and dealines. Instead of facing the music and buckling down the chin strap, I of course took pictures of…
  • Designing with Texture

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    When I asked Decorist to help me design my guest room, I went out of my comfort zone and decided to go with a more white and neutral space. Zero color. Something earthy. I had to put a lot of trust into my interior designer, Ashley Redmond, because for me, this was foreign waters. I was slightly nervous it would turn into a very sterile looking space. MORE AFTER THE JUMP… Ashley pulled in linen and flax bedding and incorporated sheets with a pebbled pattern. I added in a vintage wedding blanket that weighs a ton! I also gathered up every white and neutral blanket I could find and…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Top Selling Granite Transformations Countertop Colors

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m sure you’re excited to find out what the real top-selling countertop colors from Granite Transformations – see below! Enjoy! Drum roll please, and the top-selling colors are:   #1. Perla Di Modena – Granite         #2. Royal Ivory – Recycled Glass         #3. Terra Di Siena – Granite         #4. Terra Ombra – Granite         #5. Bianco Modena – Granite         #6. Gardena – Granite         #7. White Star – Recycled Glass       #8.
  • Granite Transformations Reaches 600 Reviews on

    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Granite Transformations is proud to announce they have reached 600 reviews on – and the number keeps growing. Granite Transformations offers an impressive selection of stylish alternatives to traditional granite slab countertops, in addition to gorgeous handmade mosaic tile backsplashes, shower interiors, tub surrounds, vanities, flooring, cabinet refacing, and more. Best known for its revolutionary countertop overlay process that is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, Granite Transformations is meeting the needs of residential and commercial clients from coast to coast.
  • Backyard Design Trends that Bring Beauty, Comfort and Functionality to Your Outdoor Living Space

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    With summer in full swing and daylight lasting into the night, our backyards are the new hot spot for entertaining and family fun. Homeowners are embracing the hottest trends in eco-landscaping and backyard design by creating outdoor spaces with all the luxuries and amenities of indoors. Here are some of the top trends in backyard design to make your outdoor space your favorite summer sanctuary: Sustainable Plants – Today’s homeowners are rethinking their gardens by choosing plants that are tolerant to both hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. It’s a sound choice, both economically…
  • Home Design Trends to Lose in 2015

    8 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Keeping our homes up-to-date and market-friendly means keeping up with the latest design trends and knowing what’s in and what’s out. What was popular a few years ago is being replaced with new design ideas that either reflect the times or revive traditional styles with a modern twist. Here are some of the top design trends to do away with in 2015: Kitchen Desks – What used to be practical furniture for the purpose of paying bills and storing cook books is now being replaced by extra counter space and storage. The days of flipping through cook books has gone by the wayside, as…
  • Fun Accessorizing Ideas to Welcome Summer into Your Home

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Whether you’re having fun in the sun and sand or in your backyard hammock with your favorite book, summer is the season to embrace all things relaxed and casual. Creating a summer-filled atmosphere in your home is easier than you think. If you’re preparing for a festive Fourth of July party, having a family BBQ in the backyard, or planning a staycation this summer, here are nine seasonal ideas to transform your home into a summer space you won’t want to leave. 1. Plant a tower of flowers in patriotic colors and add some flags to mark the day. It’s an easy way to add beauty to your…
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  • New Unica Line of Mirrors and Furnishings by Cantoni

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    The Unica by Cantoni will be presented in Paris, at Maison & Objet international trade show, with a collection of lighting focus of interior design. Read the rest of New Unica Line of Mirrors and Furnishings by Cantoni originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Dream of Space Filled with Flowering Plants

    1 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Pan Jin Space Design sent us this attractive urban interior that have completed recently. Read the rest of Dream of Space Filled with Flowering Plants originally posted on © - 2015.
  • 1085 Natural Hide Chair by Kristalia

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Bartoli Design and Kristalia presented 1085 edition chair in a natural leather, visible stitching and solid oak legs. Read the rest of 1085 Natural Hide Chair by Kristalia originally posted on © - 2015.
  • House in Quinta da Baroneza

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    Mesmerizing tropical views, sticking contemporary design that provides high-quality leisure time and, of course, unique artistic expression of the architectural project – eh, Brazil, Brazil. This vacation time villa is located 90 kilometers away from Sao Paulo and is designed by Candida Tabet Arquitetura for a young couple with three children. Read the rest of House in Quinta da Baroneza originally posted on © - 2015.
  • Bauhaus Apartment Redesign by Studio Raanan Stern Architect

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:14 am
    Contemporary art and modern design, natural materials and sun light – this Tel Aviv located apartment is truly one sweet jewel of dynamic city life. Read the rest of Bauhaus Apartment Redesign by Studio Raanan Stern Architect originally posted on © - 2015.
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  • Soul Color Meanings: What Color Is Your Soul And What Does It Mean?

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Soul color is defined as a color that strongly resonates with our soul. Each soul on this planet has a color associated or linked with it. Just as we develop taste or preference for certain foods, styles, activities etc our soul also develops preference for certain colors. As we already know, colors deeply affect our mood and how we feel. Similarly, certain colors actually soothe the soul while others ignite or flare it up. Different colors have different vibrations and through meditation, we can also sense the vibration of cosmic energy flowing through the body. When we focus on our breath,…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Your Personality Color

    17 Jul 2015 | 12:35 am
    If you are looking to determine your personality color, you have come to the right place. We will tell you everything you need to know about determining personality colors and also what they indicate about you. To determine your personality color Sit in a quiet place Close your eyes Think about your favorite color Do not think too much or for too long- it should ideally be the first thing that comes to your mind. Thus, your instinct determines your personality color which a great deal about how you perceive yourself as well as how others perceive you. Your personality color also plays a role…
  • Dog Coat Colors And Factors They Affect

    8 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Allow us to explain the title of this article. When we first decided to post on the topic of dog coat colors, we weren’t going to talk about the most popular dog coat colors. That article would actually only come under the category of “most popular dog breeds” since most people who love specific dog breeds would not differentiate further based on dog coat colors. On the contrary, this article will focus on dog coat colors which are typically seen around the world as well as their genetics and other factors that they affect. Common dog coat colors available around the world The most…
  • How To Use Color Psychology to Make Your Interior Colors Work For You

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Most people feel that the interior colors they select for their homes are simply a matter of aesthetics. In reality; there is a whole science behind this. Color psychology experts now firmly believe that the colors of your home interiors can have a profound effect on your mood and emotions and also play a role in your relationships. What is color psychology? In essence, colors can be considered as ‘Universal Language’. Everyone on this planet knows (through intuition) how to speak the language of colors. Therefore, noted color experts go on to reiterate the fact that the interior colors…
  • Oil Painting Techniques Beginners Should Know About

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:58 pm
    When you think about oil painting, the mind inevitably conjures up images of centuries of art from the Renaissance masters to the more modern and charming creations you see in local art shops. If you are trying your hand at oil painting for the first time, this brief guide will walk you through the ins and outs of the techniques and styles in it.As you become familiar with the different oil painting techniques, you can even generate your own style. Here are 10 forms of oil painting technqiues and the artists who deal with them. Baroque –Caravaggio Classicism- Ingres, Mengs Cubism-Picasso…
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    Design Bump

  • 21 Incredibly Useful Tips Every Pinterest User Should Know

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Pinterest is a fantastic social media tool which allows users to upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins. If you’re starting out on Pinterest or have been using Pinterest for years – you need to learn these 21 Incredibly Useful Pinterest Tips! With some amazing features like using Pinterest on an Android device, save a special “place pin” and receive a notification when you’re nearby, using the website Canva (free) to create beautiful inspirational quotes for Pinterest or even hide annoying ads by hovering over the brandname and clicking the “x.” 1.
  • 29 Inspiring Kitchen Lighting Ideas

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Kitchen lighting ideas and inspiration are essential when you’re designing your kitchen. When it comes to the kitchen, lighting plays an important role and helps you to prepare food safely while maintaining a sophisticated and stylish look. The kitchen is a great place to get the family together when cooking and eating food. Kitchen counters can sometimes be found which are great for having breakfast or eating snacks. Lighting can help elevate the kitchen making it seem bigger, however the wrong type of lighting can also make a kitchen less attractive. Today we’ll be looking…
  • 20 Most Downloaded Facebook Covers

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Facebook Timeline Covers are fantastic to show off your personality or business. Facebook covers can really be anything you want, your favourite photograph, artwork or motivating quote that speaks to you. Today we’ll be looking at 20 Most Downloaded Facebook Covers. These days everyone has a camera either on their phone or in their pocket, with just a few click you can turn your photo into a stylish Facebook timeline cover. These Facebook covers showcase just how creative you can be with your Facebook cover, these covers will be sure to impress your friends and help bring something…
  • 15 Clever Coffee Gadgets For People Obsessed With Coffee!

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:50 pm
    There’s nothing better than having a nice cup of coffee to help you start the day! Getting you’re morning coffee can sometimes be tough especially if you’re in a hurry! These coffee gadgets are life savers and will work wonders in your coffee addicted life! Today we’ll be going through these 15 Clever Coffee Gadgets For People Obsessed With Coffee! Featuring some amazing gadgets that have just been released like a genius cup that will instantly turn hot coffee into iced, a coffee grinder that releases exactly 1 tablespoon of ground coffee at the push of a button and…
  • 19 Food Apps For People Who Love To Eat!

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Eating is one of the joys of life, there’s nothing better than sitting down and chomping on your favourite meal! If you’re a food addict who loves spending time preparing food in the kitchen, or just love to order takeout every now and then – these food apps are for you! Featuring 19 Food Apps For People Who Love To Eat! Including lifesaving delivery apps for when you don’t have time to cook and need a quick and easy meal and also featuring some brilliant recipe apps that will teach you how to cook just about any meal you desire! Yep these food apps are pretty…
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    The Design Home

  • Academy of foreign languages with dynamic interior in blue-green tones

    Ivana Mirchevska
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    The Academy of Foreign Languages “Altimira” in Spain sparkled with a vibrant new interior design and promotional material. The Spanish creative studio “Masquespacio” is responsible for this enthusiastic blue-green redesign of the Academy, moved... The post Academy of foreign languages with dynamic interior in blue-green tones appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Tiny yet comfortable 140 square feet apartment

    Ivana Mirchevska
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    The apartment of Polish designer Szymon Hanczar is an interesting example of how little space is enough for comfortable housing. His mini-apartment of only 140 square feet has skillfully and sensibly placed and arranged furniture,... The post Tiny yet comfortable 140 square feet apartment appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Kitchens with flexible design and modular elements

    Ivana Mirchevska
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    The new line of contemporary kitchens “Orange Evolution”, designed by Michele Marcon for the Italian company “Snaidero” is dancing with rhythm and harmonic ease. Each kitchen has an innovative and flexible design that has... The post Kitchens with flexible design and modular elements appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Mono – Chair Made From A Single Piece Of Bent Aluminum

    Ivana Mirchevska
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Czech designer Petr Badura has developed an interesting design for a chair with two legs that establishes interaction with the user and activates the body. “Mono” is made from a single piece of aluminum... The post Mono – Chair Made From A Single Piece Of Bent Aluminum appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Small details for a more pleasant home interior

    Ivana Mirchevska
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Often our homes need a whole new look, which we are unable to provide. As a solution to these problematic dilemmas the more economical variant is minimal remodeling of the house resulting in equally... The post Small details for a more pleasant home interior appeared first on The Design Home.
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  • Kai Organic Coconut Water label design

    Deep Datta
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Kai Organic Coconut Water label design takes its inspiration from the delicate lace work of Sri Lanka, delivering a clean, intricate final product. Aided by vivid imagery from photographer Duncan Innes’ lens and some intricate, fine illustrations by James Stewart, New Zealand based design agency Marx Design worked on the Kai branding project.   Stewart took his inspiration from the traditional Golden… Read More »The post Kai Organic Coconut Water label design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Chidoriya premium quality bar soap package design

    Deep Datta
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Chidoriya premium quality bar soap package design is a perfect blend of traditional Japanese goodness and modern American finesse all in one classy package. With locations in Kyoto (Japan) and New York(USA), Chidoriya soaps are known for their commitment to elite, limiteed-edition premium quality soaps. The brand identity reflects in the use of packaging materials like high grade handmade Japanese… Read More »The post Chidoriya premium quality bar soap package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Etos Tea Coloful package design

    Deep Datta
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Etos Tea Coloful package design takes the Dutch drugstore brand’s signature primary label for a niche product and propels it to better shelf identity. Etos is known for providing high-quality alternative to primary brands. With the focus on a healthy, everyday drink like herbal tea, they targeted this product range to take it to the next level.  … Read More »The post Etos Tea Coloful package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Yuppy Cakes Branding and Package design

    Deep Datta
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Yuppy Cakes Branding and Package design was targeted achieve a classic yet current product, with a dash of fun, while making the brand stand out in a crowded shelf. Based of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the La Golondrina Studio and Bardo Industries, LLC were commissioned to develop a new brand identity for Yuppy and their delicious confectionery and bakery products like cupcakes, cookies and cakes. The… Read More »The post Yuppy Cakes Branding and Package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Windows 10 retail package design

    Deep Datta
    14 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Windows 10 retail package design is perhaps the last time there will be a traditional box packaging of world’s most popular desktop software. Come July 29th, Microsoft plans to launch the latest edition of it’s operating system Windows’ latest version – Windows 10 and the packaging was leaked yesterday by German site WinFuture . Unlike the colorful and eclectic… Read More »The post Windows 10 retail package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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    Gates Interior Design

  • The essentials for every beach bag

    Amanda Gates
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:25 pm
    While the summer may be almost over, the fact remains it’s not over yet! I’m clinging on to every last day of summer until every drop of it is gone. For most people August is the last ditch effort to make the summer fun and memorable, especially when you have kids that are headed back… Read more The post The essentials for every beach bag appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to add personality to your outdoor space

    Amanda Gates
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Benches are not merely for sitting pretty. Benches add sculptural detail and polish up any garden by inviting guests to sit and stay awhile. They also help ground a space and give the eye a place to rest. And by taking advantage of color, cushions and other fun details, a bench can instantly add style… Read more The post How to add personality to your outdoor space appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 9 feng shui secrets to de stress your home

    Amanda Gates
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Do you ever get that feeling of being completely overwhelmed? So stressed out you can’t even make a decision? Of course, we all do! What you may not realize is your home’s energy may be contributing to that stress. Our homes hang onto energy. Sounds weird if you’re new to the rodeo, but bad energy… Read more The post 9 feng shui secrets to de stress your home appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Unsexy household items that every house needs

    Amanda Gates
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Being an interior designer can be a lot of fun. I’m surrounded by tons of house candy in delicious colors and shapes, that make a house into a home. But all of these pretty items require behind-the-scenes magic to make them work. Case in point, beautiful vintage rugs that need rug pads that don’t budge,… Read more The post Unsexy household items that every house needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How To Easily Add Decadence To Your Bathroom

    Amanda Gates
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. It’s one of the first places we see in the morning, and one of the last places we go in the evening. It never ceases to amaze me how many bathrooms I go into that look like a war zone. But then again,… Read more The post How To Easily Add Decadence To Your Bathroom appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Best Wedding Fonts Collection

    Graphic Wolf
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Font is one of the most useful tools that gives your text an awesome look. If you wants to design a wedding invitation card for your client then creative wedding fonts will come very handy for your design. In this article, I would like to show a collection of best The post Best Wedding Fonts Collection appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Photographer Business Cards Example

    Graphic Wolf
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    In this modern age, more and more photographers are becoming professionals; they want to get popularity and wish to develop their business. So Photography business card design comes very handy for a photographer when photographer wants to promote their business. if you own a photo studio it’s really great to The post Best Photographer Business Cards Example appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

    Graphic Wolf
    13 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    Today we’ve lined up some of the best Photoshop tools that will blow your mind and help you to create awesome image and designs. Photoshop Plugins help improve the world of designing a better art bringing together all the imaginative arrangements in only one product. It turns into a one The post Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Free Fonts For Designers

    Graphic Wolf
    26 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    A collection of best free fonts for designers, for Windows and Mac, for a range of projects. commercial-use fonts, typefaces for free download. These free fonts are design friendly and help you to create unique and quality-full typography style. In this post we are collected a number of best free The post Best Free Fonts For Designers appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Dispersion Photoshop Action Collection

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

  • Ippolito Fleitz Group designs a multifunctional cafe

    Design Chronicle
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ippolito Fleitz Group has redesigned the popular Café Pause in the heart of Stuttgart’s suburb Ostfildern, after a change of leaseholder. The design direction for a multifunctional space was fast reached by taking into account the clients’ desires. The result is a space that is flexible, and functions beautifully as a café, but also as a bar and event location. Image © Zooey Braun The town of Ostfildern, the owners of the building, wished to establish a space in which café meets culture, and where small concerts could be held by a nearby music school or cabaret shows.
  • VIDEO: Architecture & Water documentary: A river runs through it

    Design Chronicle
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The Architectural Review in collaboration with the Old Royal Naval College have created a series of three films that explore the relationship between architecture and water. The first of the three in the series ‘A river runs through it’ explores the challenges and opportunities presented by rivers and canals, and how the rapidly changing relationship between architecture and water affects the city and its population. CREDITS Presenter: Ellis Woodman Director: Phineas Harper Production Co-ordinator: Manon Mollard Location Assistant: Ben Chernett Music: ‘Spiders’ by…
  • Prince Philip Residence by Thellend Fortin Architectes

    Design Chronicle
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Thellend Fortin Architectes have designed the expansion of a spacious 1960s residence in Montreal, Canada. Situated on a site with a steep incline and stunning views, the two-floor expansion was designed to create a connection to the surrounding landscape. Large floor-to-ceiling windows create a panoramic view of the incredible site. Image © Charles Lanteigne The architectural concept involved the addition of living spaces in the form of a long ribbon situated laterally to and in line with the contours of the existing structure. This ribbon folds and unfolds, thus offering multiple views of…
  • Merlock by Manuel Barbieri for Progetti

    Design Chronicle
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
      Manuel Barbieri has designed the new Merlock pendulum floor clock for Progetti. The designer was completely fascinated by castles and their distinct architectural features, in particular battlements. Image © Progetti The battlements are recognizable features that reveal the time and historical period of the castle. From the designer’s imagination and passion for these ancient dwellings, Merlock was created. The pendulum clock features the same unique traits in a contemporary interpretation. Image © Progetti The front and rear parts of Merlock are made of wood, varnished in a shade…
  • Burwood Highway Frontage Building at Deakin University by Woods Bagot

    Design Chronicle
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Designed by architecture firm Woods Bagot, the new Burwood Highway Frontage building expands on the research and academic facilities for Melbourne’s Deakin University Faculty of Health. The new expansion features an eight-storey tower raised on pillars and covered in gold louvres. Image © Peter Bennetts The building is made of two interlocking shapes that form an ‘L’ configuration: a four levels Wing covered in silver louvers that faces the highway, and the Tower that overlooks the rest of the campus. Together they contain and define a north-facing landscaped courtyard…
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  • These 20 Magical Photos Of Alaska Will Help You Escape The Heat

    Flynn Matthews
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    By Flynn Matthews While everybody sweats it out through temperatures in the 90s and above this time of year, the forecast for August in Alaska is drifting in the 60s and 70s. It’s a perfect season to explore the untamed, matchless wilderness there, most of which is guarded -Alaska’s national parks span approximately 54 million acres. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Homer, Alaska Taku Inlet and Harris Glacier Delta Wild and Scenic River Watershed Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Noatak River, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve Lake Clark…
  • A Canadian Couple Lives On A Self-Sustaining Floating Island They Built On Their Own

    Flynn Matthews
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    By Flynn Matthews Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King living, in British Columbia. And it would be right to say floating, as the couple is residing in Freedom Cove, their self-sustaining floating island, northeast of Tofino, B.C. Their house is running since 1992, and its 12 floating platforms include, amongst others, 5 glasshouses, an art gallery and a guest house. Adams and King are not just living the dream, they are – very literally, living off the dream! There are no food packages or visits to the supermarket, as the couple lives off nature.   Via
  • Street Artist Creates Donkey Kong-Themed Mural In Paris

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    By fraufaya French street artist Jace recently payed tribute to the classic game with an incredible painting in Paris dedicated to Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong is one of the earliest “platform games” and the first to involve jumping; it indicates the first appearance of Nintendo icon Mario. Using his signature characters known as Gouzou, the painting represents Mario and Donkey Kong and the princess with a touch of funk. Source:
  • Artist Reimagines Disney Princes And Princesses As Real People

    Flynn Matthews
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    By Flynn Matthews Jirka Väätäinen is a Melbourne based 25-year-old graphic artist, and he has been storming the Internet this week with his remarkable interpretations of what our favorite Disney princess might look like if they were real people. Pocahontas Prince Eric, “The Little Mermaid” Tarzan   Prince Charming, “Cinderella”   John Smith, “Pocahontas”   Prince Adam/The Beast, “Beauty and the Beast”   Hercules   Princess Jasmine   Mulan   Alice   Tiana, “The Princess and the Frog”  …
  • Satirical Illustrations Of Police Forces Around The World By Gunduz Aghayev

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    By fraufaya Police are an essential piece of the society. Nevertheless, since it’s made up of people, it’s uncertain, and Gunduz Aghayev has decided to take a satirical look at them. Gunduz Aghayev is a satirist and illustrator from Azerbaijan. In this post are illustrated the police forces from all around the world. Some of the illustrations represent the systematic concerns facing police in some parts of the work, like deadly shootings of black people in the US. Others harp on the somewhat absurd duties the police is burdened with, like keeping a look out for women without hijabs in…
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  • How to price a logo design: free tools and tips from the pros

    Lior Frenkel
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    [This post was updated on July-29 after I got lots of feedback, with more tips. It’s now even more complete.] So you were asked to give a price quote for producing a new logo, ah? How hard can that be? you ask yourself. I’ll just look it up on the internet, you think. LOL. Asking Google something like “how to price a logo design?” is like dealing with my soap-opera-addict-93-years-old-grandma after I turned her TV off and take away the remote. It’s a “don’t try this at home” kind of experience. I mean, many great posts were written on the subject, but most of them are…
  • How Designers are Profiting from Ecommerce

    <a href="">Keir Whitaker</a>
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    Let’s be honest : being a freelance designer or web professional is a mixture of extreme highs and devastating lows. For all the freedom it offers — for all the great and varied projects you get to work on— we’ve all experienced empty calendars and periods of self doubt. I’ve had two large freelance spells in my career and for me it was all about finding the balance — the balance between filling the pipeline with new projects, whilst actually doing the work that had already been commissioned. It was a constant battle. Thankfully, after a while I started to receive referrals —…
  • My client hurt my feelings

    Lior Frenkel
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    It happened more than once, and I want to share with you how I deal with it. Some clients… well it doesn’t matter how fair I am with them, or how much I do my best to make them happy – some clients can be **sholes! I know, I should be professional. I know, I shouldn’t take it personally. You might be thinking “what a whiner!”. But I bet it happened to you too. The truth is, I do take things personally from time to time. I do get hurt sometimes. And I’m not ashamed to admit it. The thing is, sometimes I’d like to think that I work like a great chef.
  • Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Big Collection

    Lior Frenkel
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    The biggest collection of inspirational videos for designers is here: TED videos for designers The Best of Creative Mornings You see, as much as I love full-length features, sometimes what you really want is just something quick to watch and get inspired by. I love seeing how amazing speakers are spreading their great thoughts, ideas and projects on TED. I love seeing designers and entrepreneurs talking on Creative Mornings about the awesome things they’re up to and the valuable lessons they’ve learned. I can’t explain why (is there a scientist in the crowd?) but watching a 20-40…
  • How a Web Designer Used the Pricing Class to Create an Outstanding Proposal

    Lior Frenkel
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    “I took Lior’s advice and created a proposal as a webpage, instead of sending a boring old PDF. The reaction was “Wow!”” This is the story of Tara Hoover – a web designer who started freelancing only a few months ago – and is already mastering the way to write proposals and win projects.  I asked her to share her win story with the nuSchool students. She didn’t say nay. Meet Tara – a full-stack designer, doing everything from logo design, branding, print, email/social media graphics all the way to web-design. Can you tell us a…
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  • This Guy Creates Stunning Art on Dirty Car Windows

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Meet Scott Wade. He’s been called the DaVinci of Dust but he prefers a moniker a bit more literal: The Dirty Car Artist. For the last 20 years, Scott has made a life of creating masterpieces in the dust of dirty car windows that go far beyond the typical “Wash Me” the rest of us dare to scribble. Though he started out drawing simple cartoons, his technique has evolved throughout the years. Scott now uses a number of brushes and tools to create intricate details and depth. He will admit, though, that he has even mastered a method to dirty car windows incase he doesn't have any available…
  • Steve Jobs & Bill Gates Like You've Never Seen Them Before

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Everybody has to start somewhere, and for many of the titans in what we today call Silicon Valley, their roots began in the '80s and '90s, back before anybody knew who they were. Author Doug Menuez recently released "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000," which documents his time in Silicon Valley. But I should let him tell you in his own words: The results of his 15 years during the digital revolution are some amazing pictures. He started by watching Steve Jobs build Next from the beginning, and then expanded his subjects to Adobe, Microsoft and others that…
  • 50 Mindblowing Portfolio Sites To Inspire Yours

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Successful portfolio websites strike a delicate balance between engaging visuals, clear layouts, and persuasive copy. It’s a complicated sweet spot. One that can mean the difference between a new client and an immediate bounce. While we’d love to splash graphics all over our visitors’ faces, it all comes down to one crucial question: are you hirable? And trust me when I say this: being hirable and appearing hirable are two completely different things. So practice some restraint, make good use of the red marker, and scrap what needs to go. These six elements are particularly crucial to…
  • This Case Turns Your iPhone Into a Retro Film Camera

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Now I love my iPhone, and I love old school cameras. But what if there was a way to turn my fancy new iPhone into an old school camera? Wouldn't that be the best thing ever? Yes? I'm a bit on the fence, but if you agree, then here's your chance to make that dream into a reality. It's called the Lumenati CS1, and it's a product currently funded on Kickstarter, so there's a good chance this thing is going to pop into some people's hands. Here's how it works:         Yes, that's right, you slide your iPhone 6 into the side of the case, and it becomes the camera. Now at first,…
  • Check Out This Otherworldly Tribute To Animation Legend Hayao Miyazaki

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hayao Miyazaki is an amazing person in the world of animation, claiming titles such as producer, director, manga artist, author, screenwriter and animator in his days. He's currently 74, and has over 50 years in the industry, but he's still going strong. But what's even cooler? Seeing his stuff in 3D. Vimeo user dono recently created "Tribute to Hayo Miyazaki," where he used tools such as Blender, Octane, Natron and Gimp to turn Miyazaki's work into 3D beauties. Don't believe me? Well look at this:     When you watch the video (which we've embedded below), it seems like you're…
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  • Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY Through a competition limited to some of the most prestigious universities, The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) have been chosen to work with the Harbin Institute of Technology of China (HIT) to create a new school of design, architecture and urbanism in Shenzhen. The new centre will be built on HIT's campus and house up to 1,200 post-graduate and doctoral students, with facilities for research, education…
  • Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance creates colourful modular seating for Bernhardt Design

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has created a collection of lozenge-shaped seats for American brand Bernhardt Design, intended to break up large public spaces like lobbies and lounges. Named Colours, the brightly coloured seats come in 12 slightly differing shapes, with faceted and rounded edges. They can be used individually or connected to divide large public areas into smaller conversation or waiting zones. Duchaufour-Lawrance designed freestanding modules for use in small leftover spaces like hallways or stair landings, as well as the connected…
  • The Triangle House in Bangkok

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    © Chaovarith Poonphol Architects: Phongphat Ueasangkhomset Location: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Area: 400.0 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Chaovarith Poonphol Interior Designer: Parnduangjai Roojnawate Lighting Designer : Phongphat Ueasangkhomset, Parnduangjai Roojnawate © Chaovarith Poonphol From the architect.This house is designed to be a family gathering house, out but not too far from Bangkok’s metropolitan area where all the relatives live nearby. We commence the project with specific requirements. The house needs to be simple and user friendly (elderly friendly) and…
  • University of Cincinnati gets new expansion for Nippert Stadium

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    Courtesy of The University of Cincinnati Architecture Research Office (ARO) and Heery International have designed the West Pavilion, a 115,000 square-foot extension to the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. Set at one of America’s most historic college football venues, the new expansion will stretch 450 feet in length —about half of the stadium—and “will introduce the program’s first true premium seating, club spaces, and high-end press facilities.” In addition to being a part of university-wide expansions, the project is…
  • Syracuse University Creates “Trans(inter)ference” Installation

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Courtesy of Daniele Profeta and Maya Alam For the 10th Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, Syracuse University commissioned a team to design an installation in the courtyard of Hôtel Audessan. The project, “Trans(inter)ference,” was a 3D drawing designed and constructed by Maya Alam and Daniele Profeta, with the help of three Syracuse University students. Focusing on the in-between of architecture, the project favors the space between idea and resolution, "between old and new." The installation was developed by projecting the facades of…
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    Fluid UI

  • Our first look at designing for Windows 10

    Eileen Coyle
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    While eagerly awaiting the Windows 10 release on July 29th, here's everything you need to start planning your Universal Windows Platform apps. You'll get design inspiration, cool concepts, previews, guidelines and downloads. You can also download the Windows 10 Insider Preview here and get used to the new system while dreaming up your apps, make sure you backup all of your files first though. I'll be updating this article as soon as Windows 10 goes live at the end of the month, let's get creating apps until then. Windows 10 preview with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore Official Microsoft Guidelines…
  • Everything you need to design Windows 8 apps

    Eileen Coyle
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    Window’s Official Design Guidelines Learn how to design Universal Windows Platform apps Microsoft designing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps Windows user interface principles Tile guidelines for Windows Phone Step by step guides Fundamentals of great design in Windows store apps Windows 8 design handbook Windows 8 design guidelines explained What you should know about designing for Windows 8 A brief guide to flat design Windows Phone 8 icon size guide Windows 8 tile size guide Inspiration Windows Phone apps for 2015 10 Windows Phone apps to inspire your design Behance Windows Phone app…
  • Who are the GirlsWhoCode?

    Eileen Coyle
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    We recently had the privilege of speaking to Lily Gulik, founder of GirlsWhoCode club DePaul #921. The Chicago based club was started on Feb 26 2015 and has students from 4th grade upwards. They have been using Fluid UI for their projects and were kind enough to tell us more about what they do and how they do it. What is GirlsWhoCode? GirlsWhoCode is a national non-profit organization. GWC programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Why did you get involved with GirlsWhoCode? I personally have a computer science degree on…
  • New changes for designers revealed in iOS 9

    Eileen Coyle
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    Apple introduced their newest OS at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco and gave designers and developers just enough bait to get them excited and preparing for the actual release, rumoured to be heading our way in Autumn 2015. This newest release is focused on bringing an improved user experience more so than lots of new features. Engineers have been busy fixing bugs, maintaining stability and boosting performance in the new system. Although many rumours and predictions suggested that we should expect mostly technical updates, there will also be new functionality for those hoping to design apps for…
  • Everything you need to design iOS 8 apps

    Eileen Coyle
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    In this post you'll get all the building blocks you need to design great iOS 8 apps. Apple's official iOS 8 WWDC 2014 presentation Guidelines The official Apple iOS Human Interface Guidelines iPhone design 101 in depth tutorial A better way to design for Retina in Photoshop Wireframing for iOS app interfaces in Photoshop A starter guide to designing for iOS from Unofficial design guidelines by Ivo Mynttinen Design Design cheat sheet for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus Inspiration Inspire yourself on pinterest: board 1, board 2, board 3, board 4, board 5, board 6 Start thinking like an…
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    Agency Spotter Blog

  • 6 Top Content Marketing Agencies from the 2015 Content Marketing Awards

    Daniel Kim
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Read the original post 6 Top Content Marketing Agencies from the 2015 Content Marketing Awards. We are featuring six of the top content marketing agencies from around the world at the 2015 Content Marketing Awards. Owned by the Content Marketing Institute, the awards recognizes the best content marketing projects from agencies, brands and marketers each year. With over 75 different awards, the winners are broken down into six smaller categories: strategy, social media, video, publication, editorial and design. Having announced all individual category winners, The Project of the Year, Agency…
  • Marketing Analytics for the C-Suite: An Expert Interview

    Nichole Wolf
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Read the original post Marketing Analytics for the C-Suite: An Expert Interview. Agency Spotter recently sat down with Ed Nevraumont, a CMO and seasoned analytical marketer with over 15 years of experience at organizations like McKinsey and Expedia.   Today’s CMO needs both a creative vision and a serious proficiency with marketing analytics to build a sustainable, successful brand. Ed Nevraumont is setting the standard for modern marketers and CMOs, demonstrating the power of possessing a data-driven skill set to shake up the marketing status quo. As the CMO at A Place for…
  • More Successful Connections Than Ever From Digital Agencies To Design Firms

    Brian Regienczuk
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Read the original post More Successful Connections Than Ever From Digital Agencies To Design Firms. When I started Agency Spotter a few years ago, it was always with the idea that we could help both marketers and agencies win. Last month was extremely exciting. We had so many success stories happening, I realized Agency Spotter has reached a milestone in growth where we are seeing successful matches happen on a regular basis, weekly if not daily. I wanted to share a few of these success stories with you. If Agency Spotter has helped you, please let us know. 1. Tweet announces design firm won…
  • Top 10 Agency Projects You Need to See: July 2015

    Daniel Kim
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Read the original post Top 10 Agency Projects You Need to See: July 2015. This month’s feature of our top 10 agency projects showcases some of the most creative and interesting agency work yet, ranging from President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign to the packaging redesign of Y Water. This series was not created to highlight the most recent agency projects but an overall look at all the exciting work being done by agencies and design firms from across the Agency Spotter Platform. So, in no particular order, here are the top 10 agency projects for July 2015.   1.
  • 5 Ways to Create Viral Content Your Audience Will Love

    Nichole Wolf
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Read the original post 5 Ways to Create Viral Content Your Audience Will Love. Deliver content that is not only interesting and relevant, but that your followers can’t wait to share with their networks. Content marketing is a serious beast. With billions of images, emails, and articles circulating the internet each day, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of content. Take a look at some of the numbers. How can marketers cut through the clutter, consistently reach their target audience, and provide content that’s compelling and shareable? Here are 5 tips to create viral content…
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    Zbrush Tuts

  • Displacement tutorial – Zbrush and Mari

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:22 am
    Displacement tutorial – Zbrush and Mari
  • Master Class Rock Sculpting Tutorial

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    Master Class Rock Sculpting Tutorial – Workflow for 3D Modeling in 3DCoat Voxels, ZBrush and Modo for Gaming and Film VFX In this tutorial 1. Create Basic shape in 3DCoat using voxels primitives. 2. Begin the sculpting process in 3DCoat 3. Techniques for achieving a very natural look by subtractive voxel rock sculpting 4. Techniques for sculpting cracks in voxels using plane tool 5. Voxel surfacing techniques in 3DCoat using stencils and extrude 6. ZBrush technique for sculpting photographed cracks into the model using alpha and dragrect tool 7. Zbrush Noisemaker model surfacing…
  • 3D Modleing and texturing showreel 2015 – Tianshu Liu

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:08 am
    3D Modleing and texturing showreel 2015 – Tianshu Liu Breakdown: 00:05–00:14 Overwatch Cinematic (Blizzard Entertainment) / Gauntlet modeling, collaborate with Chung Kan / Maya, Zbrush 00:14–00:26 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Cinematic (Blizzard Entertainment) / Orc army assects modeling / Maya,Zbrush 00:26–00:32 Mike Ehrmantraut (The Breaking Bad) likeness sculpting / Zbrush 00:32–00:48 Duke Caine bust sculpting / Zbrush 00:48–01:32 Aliyah Dragonsong / Maya, Zbrush, Xnormal, DDO, Topogun, Photoshop, UV Layout, 3D Coat, Marmoset Toolbag…
  • 5 Amazing 3D Art and Breakdowns by chang-gon shin

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    5 Amazing 3D Art and Breakdowns by chang-gon shin chang-gon shin is a 3D Artist from suwon, Korea (South). Watch 5 amazing 3D Art and its breakdowns. 1. Puzzle & Dragons – Idunn & Idunna                                     Blade & soul – Lyn                     FINAL FANTASY XIV – Miqo’te                 Chronos Sword ll – Ell             The…
  • Summer – 3D Girl breakdown images

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    Summer – 3D Girl breakdown images by Mashru Mishu Summer – Marmoset                                              
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    Design Inspiration Blog

  • 9 Graphic Design Trends 2015 – Infographic

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    Design Inspiration Blog Design Inspiration Blog - Here’s 9 graphic design trends 2015. This infographic will provide such design that are important for perfect design. Lot of elements are required to make any design great, awesome and cool. In fact, these elements are supposed to make your design outstanding and awe-inspiring. These features have been used by various companies and you’ll find that some of them are flashy, some are trendy or jazzy and some of them are full of brightness. Serious, typical, strong or official elements can also be chosen for business design. I hope readers…
  • Create Responsive Material Card Design with jQuery Plugin

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Design Inspiration Blog Design Inspiration Blog - You’ll come to know that how to Create Responsive Material card design with jQuery plugin. Tutorial is written by codepen. You can easily create responsive material card design with JQuery plugin. This material card can be used with simple JQuery script. It can be used to manage the option, methods and events for full customization. Hope user will like this post.   See the Pen Responsive material card by David Foliti (@marlenesco) on CodePen. Create Responsive Material Card Design with jQuery Plugin Riz
  • Blurry Full-size Navigation with jQuery and CSS3

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Design Inspiration Blog Design Inspiration Blog - Blurry full-size navigation is a modern navigation concept. It helps you to create a full-sized navigation menu and blurs the background using CSS blur filter. jQuery is used to toggle CSS classes only whenever navigation is opened or closed. <div class="screen"> <header> <a class="target-burger"> <ul class="buns"> <li class="bun"></li> <li class="bun"></li> </ul> <!--buns--> </a> <!--target-burger--> </header> <nav class="main-nav" role="navigation">…
  • IKEA Web Redesign – UI and UX Design

    25 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    Design Inspiration Blog Design Inspiration Blog - IKEA web redesign with UI and UX design by Ekrem Ates, Ekram is belongs to Turkey. The design and UI/UX design is simple and minimal. We all know IKEA is one of the world’s largest furniture retailer. IKEA is a Swedish company and make simplistic and useful designs for the products. Hope you’ll like this IKEA web redesign. IKEA Web Redesign – UI and UX Design Riz
  • Monstroid The WordPress Theme on Steroids

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Design Inspiration Blog Design Inspiration Blog - When it comes to multipurpose WordPress themes, there is a lot you can choose from. However here we see yet another player in this race for the most feature-rich and advanced WordPress theme. Monstroid, a WordPress theme on steroids. This is the first big project from the guys at TemplateMonster, a company with more than 13 years experience in the web design market. In this post we’d like to dive deeper into Monstroid and see what makes it special.   First of all Monstroid  offers solutions for building WordPress sites for blogs,…
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    Swiss Giraffe

  • Get ready for the 2015 Notting Hill Carnival

    Ursula Muswema
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    London Events It’s that time of year again, the annual 2015 Notting Hill Carnival is about to begin, the biggest street party in Europe. So get your exotic sequence costumes ready, your feathers plumped up, because the vibes and sounds are heating up for the August bank holiday week-end. A must see event for anyone visiting […] The post Get ready for the 2015 Notting Hill Carnival appeared first on Swiss Giraffe.
  • Walkie Talkie skyscraper literally blows people away

    Raymond Reid
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    London Architecture Two years ago the famous Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London was blamed when reflected beams of light were suggested to be melting nearby cars, and now to continue with the ongoing controversy, the poor building is been accused of blowing people down due to the strong drafts that are created from its really distinctive design. Since […] The post Walkie Talkie skyscraper literally blows people away appeared first on Swiss Giraffe.
  • Stunning Cape Town time lapse video

    Ursula Muswema
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    Cape Town Explore Watch this stunning Cape Town time lapse video by Mike Eloff. Although only lasting one minute twenty one seconds, we get to see amazing scenes of the Mother City during the night and day. I also particularly like how the tsunami like clouds awash all over the city, streets and peaks, covering every […] The post Stunning Cape Town time lapse video appeared first on Swiss Giraffe.
  • The zany and colorful Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation

    Raymond Reid
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Technology The multi-colored Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation was launched in New York yesterday. The Moto G has become one of the big success stories in recent years and it looks like the company will continue having high sales with the latest releases. Key features Choice bewteen 1GB and 2GB of Ram 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor […] The post The zany and colorful Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation appeared first on Swiss Giraffe.
  • New York Popbar introduces handcrafted gelato on a stick

    Ursula Muswema
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    New York Shopping When it’s a scorcher out there & you desperately need to cool down in New York, what do you do? Do you A) visit a pool, B) stay home or C) visit one of the coolest places in Carmine St? If you know what’s good for you, you’ll choose option C, because this […] The post New York Popbar introduces handcrafted gelato on a stick appeared first on Swiss Giraffe.
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    We Heart

  • Francine Duvet Set by AELFIE

    James Davidson
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    “Informed by youth culture, antique textiles, high fashion and the history of decorative arts and crafts”, Brooklyn-based interiors label AELFIE mainline forward-thinking contemporary aesthetics through the eye of tried-and-tested needle — craft and age-old techniques […] The post Francine Duvet Set by AELFIE appeared first on We Heart.
  • Martell Tricentenary

    Abraham Davies
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    An unassuming cobble-floored storage room in Martell’s Cognac headquarters, just north of Bordeaux. It’s not very warm in here. It’s also dark, which leads to much tragicomic stumbling as we enter — and perhaps even […] The post Martell Tricentenary appeared first on We Heart.
  • Margherita, Saint-Germain

    Rob Wilkes
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    In these times of uncertainty, it’s good to have strong beliefs to hold on to. Some choose one of the great world religions, but in the Saint-Germain neighbourhood of Paris, it’s dough, cheese and tomato […] The post Margherita, Saint-Germain appeared first on We Heart.
  • Jessica Hess, More is More

    Rob Wilkes
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    Scenes of urban decay find a kind of permanence in the documentary paintings of Jessica Hess. The San Francisco artist searches through the urban landscapes of America, seeking out abandoned and crumbling buildings, forgotten by […] The post Jessica Hess, More is More appeared first on We Heart.
  • The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, New York

    Rob Wilkes
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    It has been a few years now since James Murphy packed his LCD Soundsystem back into its box and set of to explore other avenues, and we know some of you are still getting over […] The post The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, New York appeared first on We Heart.
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