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  • What is the Design Agency of the Future?

    Design Sojourn
    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    The last 6 months had been a busy time for the team at Design Sojourn. So I have to apologize for the limited updates on this blog. One thing I am happy to announce is that we have a new home for our studio. Not just an ordinary studio, a studio we think that could be a model for a Design Agency of the future. In the past few years, a lot of changes has happened in both how we offer design services as well as how the industry buys design services. Not only have design programs with client and partners become more strategic, the design services required have become more multidisciplinary. With…
  • But will it stencil?

    johnson banks | thought for the week
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Maybe the true test of an identity campaign isn’t ‘will it work small’ but ‘will it stencil?’ Our new identity for this year’s Brighton Festival is just starting to appear on the streets of the town, courtesy of artist Sinna One: here are some images of the work in progress. We thought from the start that this scheme would work nicely in a stencilled form. This is the third year we’ve branded the Festival campaign, and, applying the same logic, here’s last year’s ‘black sheep’… …and before that, Michael Rosen’s eyes and hands, sprayed large. There’s more…
  • America’s Largest Design Event, Dwell on Design LA, May 29-31

    Dornob
    Trevor Coulson
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Dwell on Design LA, America’s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31, celebrating its 10th year. Join 30,000+ attendees at this magnificent 3-day wonderland of modern design that will be sure to amaze, delight and inspire. See thousands of the best modern products across five design zones including Furniture & Accessories, Kitchen & Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and more. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Seed Bottle Idea: Plant an Instant Indoor…
  • Who's stealing what design from whom?

    PagePlane.com
    chuck
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    This post by Juli Clover for MacRumors.com tells us, "Pop artist Romero Britto last week filed a lawsuit against Apple over its "Start Something New" campaign, for using Craig & Karl artwork that allegedly mimics the design style that Britto is famous for." Evidently, Mr. Britto believes he invented bold lines, dot screens, and bright colors. He must have been absent the day the teacher covered that thought from Bernard of Chartres (circa 1130), which asserts, "We are like dwarfs standing upon the shoulders of giants, and so able to see more and see farther than the ancients." You decide.
  • Touching Art: Raised Prints of Famous Paintings for the Blind

    WebUrbanist
    Urbanist
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Enabling the visually impaired to quite literally put their hands on priceless artworks, this unique exhibition allows blind people to experience works like the Mona Lisa for the first time. An initial collection of six such works is on display through June at a gallery in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The innovative printing studio behind these complex displays, Estudios Durero, starts with high-resolution photographs of original works then reworks them, adding texture and volume in an advanced relief printing process.
 
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  • Wearable Planters

    Toxel.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Miniature vases will help you wear beautiful flowers and plants on your neck. Wearable planters / vase necklaces designed / made by Colleen Jordan. Nature inspired jewelry - fashion statement and conversation starter. Also check out: Skeleton Hand Bracelet and The Man Ring
  • Dirty Car Art

    Toxel.com
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Creative portrait of Marilyn Monroe drawn by talented artist Tamara Navarro on the back of a dirty car. Beautiful artwork will inspire you to make art while you clean your dirty car. Also check out: Drawings on Car Windows and Finger Paintings
  • Belt Scooter

    Toxel.com
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Innovative belt made by talented Hungarian designer Adam Torok unfolds and transforms into a kick scooter. When not in use, foldable scooter turns into unique belt that you can wear. Also check out: Backpack Scooter and Longboard Baby Stroller
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Airplane

    Toxel.com
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Boeing 787 airplane was decorated to look like R2-D2 droid from Star Wars. Customers of Japanese airline ANA ( All Nippon Airways ) will be able to fly on this awesome Star Wars inspired airplane later this year. Also check out: Airplane Hotel and Iron Man R2-D2
  • Business Suit Onesie

    Toxel.com
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Comfortable onesie designed by Betabrand looks like a formal business suit. Pants, shirt, and jacket combined into machine washable, soft onesie with hidden zipper. Wear it to the office and look / feel great all day. Also check out: Flask Tie and Keyboard Suit
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  • Undercurrent acquired by Quirky

    Josh Spear
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m excited to announce that Undercurrent, the company I founded in 2007 with Rob Schuham, and soon thereafter, Aaron Dignan, has been acquired by Quirky. For as long as I can remember, I told my parents I wanted to sell ideas. At first, the blog I started from the back of a lecture hall in school was just that — it was a place for me to share ideas and products that I thought were of value to others. Not long after its inception, my blog started to receive inquiries from brands looking for a helping hand in an increasingly complex digital world. This all morphed into Undercurrent,…
  • The Intuitive Investor

    Josh Spear
    9 Feb 2014 | 8:01 pm
    I’ve never written about investing before. In fact, I’ve never really considered myself an investor until recently – despite the fact that I’ve participated in the financing of dozens of companies, and many of them have gone on to become very, very successful. It has been a humbling experience. In 2014, I decided to expand my capacity as an investor and advisor, and have joined OATV as a Special Partner. This decision has spurred an evolution in my thinking about how to add the largest amount of value to a company and what investing means to me. I’ve never seen my investments as a…
  • Bike Spike

    Josh Spear
    11 Jul 2013 | 8:36 am
    I like where this could go.  Reminds me of the Copenhagen Wheel a little bit.
  • Thread Council

    Josh Spear
    19 Jun 2013 | 4:54 pm
    Take a minute and look through your dresser and closet and dig up all the band t-shirts you bought at various music festivals and concerts you’ve been to recently and in year’s past. For the nostalgic in the audience, pull out your favorite records from the milk crate. You probably spend upwards of $30 a shirt, especially if it was during a tour, but you were happy to do so, right? Why? You love the band and you liked the design. Now, can you tell me the name of the artist? Even when designers “make it” and start doing work for the big names – Jay-Z, Metallica,…
  • Josh Brill’s Birds

    Josh Spear
    14 Jun 2013 | 7:00 am
    Designer Josh Brill is at it again, this time adding to his lovely collection of animals with a few Hummingbirds, a Belted Kingfisher and a Toco Toucan (redesigned). So cute.
 
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    Yanko Design

  • No Cold Coffee, Only HOT!

    Radhika Seth
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Regular YD-ers know about my coffee addiction and how I love my cuppa joe by my side. According to my survey there are two kinda tea/coffee drinkers, ones who love their brew piping hot (or a particular temperature) and ones who prefer tepid. The Nano Heated Mug caters to the former faction; those who love hot beverages at the ideal drinkable temperature. Insulated mugs and those with wired warmers are quite cumbersome to be honest. They never manage to keep the drink at one consistent temperature for a long duration. This is where the Nano Heated Mug scores big time; it is a mug designed to…
  • Half the Bike, Twice the Fun

    Troy Turner
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Appropriately named the Halfbike, this new you-powered trike allows users to explore new horizons and have fun in an entirely new way! The design utilizes the core driving mechanism of a bicycle (wheel/crankset) and applies it to an upright user position that trains balance and reflexes. The standing position is closer to natural walking and users must use their entire body to control it. Unlike a regular bicycle, the Halfbike becomes an extension of the body that creates a smooth and intuitive ride. See it in action —> Designer: Kolelinia - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore…
  • A Winning Row Boat

    Troy Turner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Noble like a yacht, light as a feather and aerodynamic like an arrow, the minimalist Neptune single scull rowing boat designed for beginners as well as professionals. A carbon fiber double hull makes it absolutely unsinkable while giving it serious style that will intimidate the competition. Designer: Daniel Bucher - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (A Winning Row Boat was originally posted on Yanko Design) Related posts:The Joy of Winning! Light and…
  • CPR for Dummies

    Troy Turner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Most of us have had some level of very basic first aid and CPR training… but if it really came down to an emergency situation… would you know what to do? The Aid One Cover is a revolutionary life-saving tool that gives users step-by-step infographic guidance to perform CPR and the recovery position. Compact and placeable in the car, home, or workplace, it saves lives everywhere by building confidence! See it in action —> Designer: Aid One Solutions - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just…
  • Wake Up Smarter Each Day

    Radhika Seth
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    So, the ZZZAM is a smart, connected alarm clock that tracks your sleeping activity. The data that it collects helps in setting the wakeup time, and getting a routine going. Healthy sleep patterns not only boosts a better mindset but also enhances our wellbeing, hence this alarm is quite a thing to have. Cheers to a great good night’s sleep! Designer: HyeonCheol Lee - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Wake Up Smarter Each Day was originally posted on…
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    Design Mom

  • littleBits Review & Giveaway!

    Design Mom
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    Photos and text by Gabrielle. I’m super excited for today’s giveaway, and I can’t wait to introduce you to littleBits Electronics. Have you heard of littleBits? Maybe you watched the Ted talk? Well either way, I’m thrilled that they are sponsoring today’s giveaway — because I’m super impressed with this toy, and I know you’ll love it. By the way, the prize is a $200 Deluxe littleBits Kit! I mentioned littleBits is a toy, and that’s true. But it’s also an amazing educational kit. It’s made of these small color-coded electronic…
  • Boston & New York

    Design Mom
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    By Gabrielle. Photo by Seth Smoot, styled by Kendra Smoot for Design Mom. Oh my goodness, our reading weekend was awesome! In fact, it was so good, that ideally, we will repeat this twice a year. Some of you have asked for more details, so I’m working on a little post with an itinerary of what we did. But first, a little Design Mom Book reminder. For any of you in Boston & New York, I want to make sure you have all the info for my tour stops this Tuesday & Wednesday (that’s tomorrow! and the next day!). First up: Boston. On Tuesday, April 21st (again, that’s…
  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Image by Kristen Loken. Hello, Friends! What are you up to this weekend? We are trying something new: Ben Blair planned a weekend family-read-a-thon (gosh, Ben Blair is the best). And to make sure it happens, we’re all headed to a nearby hotel.  If we’re home, we’ll end up running kids to practice, doing laundry, tackling some yard work, stuff like that. But at a hotel, in theory, it’s easier not to get distracted. We’ll see how it goes, but I have high hopes. I think it will be great! Now the big question: What should I read? I’m for sure…
  • Call It A Day: Sara Fritsch

    Design Mom
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Family photos on bikes by Lily Wanderlust. All others taken by Sara. Sara Fritsch lives in Amsterdam with her husband Oliver, their six year old son named Winter, and a daughter who is five called Penelope. After two years, Sara freely admits the city has her heart, but there’s still a possibility for a return to Portland, Oregon, which has the family’s heart as well. Expat life is tricky like that. And there are a lot of details during her day that will make you want to dream a little harder about living somewhere far away. Or just dream of owning a bike that can hold five…
  • Pro Tips: All About Estheticians

    Design Mom
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:55 am
    By Gabrielle. Photo by Lindsey Rose Johnson for Design Mom. Remember when we chatted about beauty tasks that we’ve never tried, and I mentioned that I’d never experienced a facial? (Still haven’t!) Well, Rachael Weesjes was kind enough to leave a comment about at-home options that work just as well as spa services. I almost didn’t believe her, but she should know: she’s been an esthetician for eight years! We emailed back and forth, and I asked her if she would share her expertise with us all. Happily, she agreed. You’re going to love what she has to tell…
 
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  • 2 Emails That Can Shrink Your Workload By 20%

    Hamza Khan
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Denis Lelic Parkinson’s Law states that work “expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” This could likely explain why you sometimes work more than 60 hours per week, when in fact you could easily shave off 20 or so hours by managing expectations with your boss/client. Instead of flinging yourself into the workweek with unrealistic expectations of clearing everything off of your to-do list, let the people who depend on you know what you plan to accomplish. Robbie Amed, author of Fire Me I Beg You, suggests writing two emails every week to manage…
  • Don’t Be “Nice.” Be Instrumental.

    behanceteam
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Horses havealways understood a great deal more than they let on.  It is difficult to be sat on all day, every day, by some other creature, without forming an opinion about them.  On the other hand, it is perfectly possibly to sit all day, every day, on top of another creature and not have the slightest thought about them whatsoever. - Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency The Power Lens is one way that distorts how we see and understand one another. Your perceiver is wearing it whenever he or she with has relatively morepower than you do. And this lens has a…
  • Is This Meeting Necessary?

    Hamza Khan
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Illustration by Dean Falsify Cook Incredible things can happen when great minds meet. Unfortunately, most meetings are anything but great. Organizations are generally reckless about how they use their scarcest resource: people’s time. Research reveals that half the time spent in your nearly 62 meetings every month is wasted – that’s nearly 31 hours of your life. With 73% of workers choosing to do other tasks during meetings, and 91% of workers simply daydreaming through them, the annual salary cost of unnecessary meetings for U.S. businesses is approximately $3.7…
  • Nurture Creativity with Silence

    Allison Stadd
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Ale Paul We live in a noisy, hectic, crazy, loud world. Online and off, we’re confronted with a barrage of noise—literal and metaphorical—every minute of every day. It’s exhausting, and potentially damaging to our creative output. Vyoma Nupur encourages us to incorporate more silence into our lives, for the sake of sanity, productivity, and conflict avoidance: The best ideas tiptoe to the forefront in times of silence, when the receding tide of turbulent thoughts allow them to materialize into coherence. In this world of relentless noise, silence is a precious commodity,…
  • Quitting as a Productivity Tactic

    behanceteam
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Check your to do list. See that one item? The one that’s been there for weeks? Before you beat yourself up about how yet again, you haven’t done something you’ve been dreading, ask yourself the question: Do I really need to do this? If the answer is “no,” drop it from your list. Most productivity advice focuses on managing your energy to tackle the tough stuff. However, some things we make “tough” when they don’t need to be. Sure there are some activities in life that you must do—if you don’t get your tax documents in on time, bad things could happen. But there are many,…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Meshology / Personal Work with CG Artist Sven Hauth

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Meshology is a collaboration between French photographer Dimitri Daniloff and German CG Artist Sven Hauth
  • Size Branding

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Music provides one with the power to create something completely unique and unexpected that did not exist five minutes ago. When we developed a new branding for Size Records we wanted to incorporate that philosophy into the looks of the brand. We wanted the artwork for every new release to be unique without loosing the factor of recognition that Size has achieved by their previous series of releases. By mixing colors with different kinds of liquids and transfered it onto paper we created a marbling effect that?s fairly easy to achieve but impossible to reproduce. This technique was used to…
  • Hiroshima mon amour

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A set of animal marks inspired by the old Japanese iconography.
  • Sonos

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    BMD's new work for Sonos.
  • K I D S N A T C H E R S / 2

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Oh yeah.
 
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    WebUrbanist

  • Ephemeral Architecture: 27 Paper Buildings & Pavilions

    Steph
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] A study in opposites, paper architecture renders what is normally solid and durable in delicate, temporary form, whether recreating intricate silhouettes of miniature cities or building full-scale pavilions, tunnels and other installations. Spires, translucent windows, infinite staircases and undulating ceilings come to life in these 27 works of paper cut sculpture. Irori Pavilion by Kengo Kuma Best known for innovative timber structures, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma applies his signature blend of traditional joinery and modern shapes to a new…
  • Touching Art: Raised Prints of Famous Paintings for the Blind

    Urbanist
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Enabling the visually impaired to quite literally put their hands on priceless artworks, this unique exhibition allows blind people to experience works like the Mona Lisa for the first time. An initial collection of six such works is on display through June at a gallery in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. The innovative printing studio behind these complex displays, Estudios Durero, starts with high-resolution photographs of original works then reworks them, adding texture and volume in an advanced relief printing process.
  • Dumpster Divine: 12 Flashy Trashy Artistic Dumpsters

    Steve
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Dumpsters may be grungy, grotty, gross-smelling garbage holders but these ubiquitous urban trash bins positively bloom just by adding a little art. Our lead image comes courtesy of Flickr user Biafra Inc., and at first glance one wonders whether the dumpster is really that tiny or the photographer is utilizing some keen perspective manipulation. Wonder no longer: the dumpster actually IS tiny and you can even buy one (though not THIS one, it’s sold out) for your desktop at Dumpsty.com. Grin Bin & Bear It Dumpsters like the one…
  • Fantastic Cities: 48-Page Urban Coloring Book Made for Adults

    Urbanist
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Coloring books are no longer just for kids, as this one designed for adult colorists illustrates in beautiful black and white. Showing urban scenes both real and imagined, these fictional, actual and hybrid views could take hours each for enthusiasts to fill in, and, psychologists argue, may even profit mental health benefits beyond the fun of simply reliving a childhood activity. Canadian artist Steve McDonald, the man behind Fantastic Cities, is known for works of a similar style, but these have historically been found in galleries…
  • Scaffolding Skyscraper: Very Public Urban Artist-in-Residence

    Steph
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] The scaffolding used by a street artist to complete large murals becomes a tiny, less-than-private home away from home in a literal sense with ’24/7,’ an installation at the Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival in Gaeta, Italy. Playing on the concept of an artist-in-residence, the project by Milan-based Fra.Biancoshock highlights the stark difference in the working environments of street artists versus studio artists, and makes a statement on the living conditions of artists in general. Street artists work in public by necessity, every…
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  • Flexible Office Furniture: Desk, Couch and Lounge in One

    Stephanie
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Three functions in one compact piece of furniture turn even the smallest room into a comfortable home office with ‘One Series’ by designer David Adjaye. Created for Italian furniture company Sawaya & Moroni, this multifunctional all-in-one piece brings a desk, couch and lounge chair together into an island that packs a lot of punch for the amount of floor space it requires. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Flip-Open Sofa Shelves: Combined Couch & Desk Design Combo Couch: All-in-One Lounger, Love Seat + Sofa Bed = Mobile Foam Office:…
  • America’s Largest Design Event, Dwell on Design LA, May 29-31

    Trevor Coulson
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Dwell on Design LA, America’s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31, celebrating its 10th year. Join 30,000+ attendees at this magnificent 3-day wonderland of modern design that will be sure to amaze, delight and inspire. See thousands of the best modern products across five design zones including Furniture & Accessories, Kitchen & Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and more. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Seed Bottle Idea: Plant an Instant Indoor…
  • Camper Kit: Convert Any Van with the Buddy Box System

    Stephanie
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    What additional elements would you need to transform an ordinary van into a comfortable camper, tailored to your own specifications? For a quick weekend trip, you might just want access to a sink, toilet and compact grill, while longer getaways might also require refrigerators and toilets. The BuddyBox system lets you kit out your van however you like with lightweight, mix-and-match modular fiberglass units. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Grilling to Go: Flat-Folding, Ultra-Portable Outdoor BBQ Grill Sculptural Portable BBQ Grill Folds Up Like an…
  • Blooming House: Angular Facades Conceal Park-Like Courtyards

    Stephanie
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Unfolding like an origami flower, this house located near the Bukhansun National Park in Seoul, South Korea was designed to incorporate multiple outdoor spaces while taking advantage of every square inch of the available space. The polyhedral structure is built to the very borders of the lot, the facade angled for maximum privacy while maintaining views and lots of room for greenery. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Stacked Hillside House Balances Beach Views with Privacy Two Hulls House: Seaside Residence Inspired by Ships House Cast in Liquid…
  • It’s Pizza o’Clock: Smart Gadget Automates Delivery

    Stephanie
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    This clock doesn’t just tell you what time it is - it automatically orders pizza when you tell it to. The world’s first smart clock that will feed you, too, PizzaTime by Artefact Group uses the Edison platform to connect to the Domino’s Pizza Tracker API so all you have to do is press down on the button, twist it to your pizza choice and press down again to order. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fully-Functioning LEGO Keyboard Reclaims Discarded PC DIY Sound System: Grow Your Own Stereo Speakers Digital Sundial Shines Time on Walls with…
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    Customized Marketing

  • Better iPhone Photos

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

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

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

    Customized Marketing
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    We will be waiting patiently to get our own Apple Watch.  After watching the entire Apple Event (on Apple TV), we couldn’t be more excited about any new Apple product – you can see a short video here.  You can learn more about Apple Watch here, and watch the video below to see Jony interviewed by ABC. Watch more news videos | Latest world news
  • Color Calculator Review

    Customized Marketing
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    I finally had an opportunity to review The Sessions Color Calculator.  This is an interactive color wheel that helps designers select HTML, RGB, or CMYK colors and identifies color harmonies and schemes.  The Color Wheel works faster than a a typical color wheel or html color chart.  You can save HTML safe color values, CMYK color schemes, and RGB colors to an integrated clipboard and email the colors to colleagues or clients.  Colors may be selected and applied to both print and Web design – the Sessions color wheel color calculator saved me a great deal of time when I was doing…
 
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    Six Revisions

  • What It’s Like to Contribute to WordPress

    Jacob Gube
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    As a core developer for WordPress, I’m often asked what goes on behind the scenes. What is it like to contribute code to WordPress — a CMS used by 60 million people? I would like to share some thoughts about WordPress core development. How to Contribute Code to WordPress WordPress core is developed by hundreds of volunteers. Becoming a core developer for WordPress takes a lot of dedication. The first step is to regularly contribute back to WordPress core with fixes. No matter how small these fixes are. Any and all suggestions lead to making WordPress a better platform. After…
  • Ultimate Guide to Link Types for Hyperlinks

    Jacob Gube
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Link types help describe the relationship between two or more web pages. They can also express the reason why particular hyperlinks are present in the web page. Defining link types is good for SEO because search engines can use this data to understand your content better. Other web services such as social media platforms, assistive technologies, and language-translating tools stand to benefit whenever you specify appropriate link types in your HTML markup. How to Set a Link Type Use the rel attribute to set link types. Below is an example of setting the nofollow link type on an HTML…
  • 11 Things You Might Not Know About jQuery

    Jacob Gube
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    jQuery was released 9 years ago. Since then, the open source project has made an immeasurable impact in the world of web development. It’s fascinating to look into the origins of an open source project as big as jQuery. And no one can give us a more insightful tour of the project’s source code better than the guy who created it, John Resig. Resig recently annotated the first known copy of jQuery’s source code. In doing so, he offers up a unique perspective on the project’s simple beginnings. I’ve annotated the original 2006 version of jQuery and put it online:…
  • Semantic HTML for Web Content

    Jacob Gube
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    With a little bit of effort, we can make our markup more meaningful. But why put in extra time and resources to implement semantic HTML? Most users don’t read our HTML. And they only care about what’s on the screen. Semantic HTML is really just for machines. They aren’t as smart as you and I, so we need to help them out. An example of machines that benefit from semantic HTML are search engines. When search engines index our site, they interpret the content of our web pages based on our markup. This is what Google says about using semantic HTML (emphasis is mine):…
  • More Optimization Techniques for Improving Website Speed

    Jacob Gube
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Web performance is an essential element of the user experience. In the first part of this series, I talked about a method for automating some tasks related to web performance optimization. Here, in the second part of the series, we will go over some slightly more advanced techniques for improving front-end web performance. This is what we will talk about: Optimizing the HTML structure Referencing JavaScript and CSS files at the bottom Dealing with flash of unstyled content (FOUC) Inlining CSS and JavaScript Server configuration Browser caching How long should files be cached? How to override…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Invisible Backpack

    Katie
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    So, the good news is there are lots of simple backpacks available in the marketplace. The bad news is that you’ll have a hell of a time picking out the right one for you. Add the Invisible Backpack to your list of considerations, because it has that under-the-radar look we all love along with five different compartments for stashing your stuff. The wider top edge distributes the weight more evenly and gives you more room for easier access. Shell: waterproof military grade 1000D nylon with 5,000 water column resistance. Exposed zippers are rubberized. Capacity: 20 litres Laptop…
  • Anderson Sling Chair

    Katie
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Chances are that you don’t recognize this chair right away, and that’s probably because it’s not made by a famous designer or manufacturer*. Instead, it’s from Slowood Studios and Hawkins New York. Slowood Studios is owned and operated by Jules Anderson and she designs and fabricates most of her pieces, from welding to staining. In the case of the Anderson Sling Chair**, the welded iron frame makes a sculptural statement while the untanned natural leather will be easy on your backside after a long day’s work. Minimal, comfortable, and different. Sounds good,…
  • Bell Table by Decode

    Katie
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    Sheet plastic as a side table? Sure, why not when it looks this nice? Prepare yourself for a high price tag, though, as this table isn’t cheap. The Bell Table utilizes a concertina design to expand into a sturdy matrix to support the glass top. It may be folded back into a two dimensional form should you need to store or move it, which is ideal for those that are short on space or that tend to move around a lot. Available in two sizes. Designer: Decode Material: Polypropylene, Glass Dimensions: Small: 17″ Dia x 18 H Large: 39.4″ Dia x 13.4 H
  • Friday Links

    Katie
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Mirrored Neon Lights Optical Illusion Matthew McConaughey reacts to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer. That just about sums it up. Tomás Saraceno’s Solar Bell (2013) Why do knuckles crack? Art: Mira Gojak Jiro Ono and Rene Redzepi Have a Cup of Tea Bouroullecs to present coloured glass furniture range in Milan Konstantin Grcic designs glass furniture with moving parts Animals Licking Windows. It is what it says it is.   Enjoy the weekend.
  • Minim Playing Cards (Black)

    Katie
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    One deck of Minim Playing Cards is good to have, but two decks are even better. Make the second the all black version, which has the same simple geometric symbols (all reductive variants of the original hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades) as the original white deck. Let’s hope the color variations continue, as sometimes you need several decks to play a game- my vote for the next color option is dark blue, or maybe red? Designed By Joe Doucet Material: Sustainably harvested cardstock and vegetable-based inks Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.25 x .25 inches Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.5 x .75 inches (in box)
 
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  • How Animals Went From Fins To Legs To Fins Again

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    "These land-to-sea transitions act like repeated evolutionary experiments," says Neil Kelley, a paleobiology researcher at the Smithsonian. "We can learn quite a bit about evolution by comparing the similarities and differences in each group."
  • Fan Hit In Head With Foul Ball Behind Home Plate

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:26 pm
    A woman was beaned in the head at Monday night's Pirates game against the Cubs. The ball fouled off Starlin Castro's bat and struck the fan standing behind home plate, knocking her off her feet. While the ball hit the protective net designed to stop incidents exactly like this, it appears that she was close enough to the field, and the net had enough give, that the ball hit her at full or near-full force. The woman was taken from the stadium on stretcher but appeared to be conscious.
  • Mini’s Working On Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Steampunk enthusiasts and Morgan owners aside, driving goggles are a thing of the past, rendered obsolete by the advent of the windshield.Yet Mini sees a bright future in which we all wear goggles … as head-up displays.
  • Google Adds ‘Mobile Friendliness’ To Its Search Criteria

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Many businesses around the world could wake up on Tuesday to discover their search ranking has been downgraded. After a monthslong warning period, Google will add “mobile friendliness” to the 200 or so factors it uses to list websites on its search engine.
  • A Timeline Of America's Cuba Embargo

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    With US-Cuban relations slowly improving, some hint that the end of the Cuban embargo might be near. Here's a timeline to better grasp the embargo on Cuba.
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  • Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    Melding the sleek lines of a coupe with the ruggedness of an SUV, the Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe is a design study that could easily be rolling off the line....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Quest

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Manage your tasks while satisfying your hunger for 8-bit gaming with Quest. This easy-to-use app turns every task into a "quest" for your blocky avatar to embark upon. As you...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Volkswagen C Coupe GTE

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    It's a concept. It's got four doors and yet it's a "coupe". And it's a glimpse at the future of VW's large sedans. The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE is a...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Garb: Off Maine Street

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    L.L. Bean Lakewashed Chambray Shirt ($45). L.L. Bean Trail Model Rain Jacket ($89). L.L. Bean 10" Bean Boots ($129). L.L. Bean Day Trekker 25 Pack ($119). Faribault Mill Foot Soldier...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Timberland Revenia Suede Chukka (Sponsored)

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Simple yet refined, the Timberland Revenia Suede Chukka is an updated take on the classic oxford buck style. It comes in three colorways — navy with an orange sole, brown...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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  • lucy Power Pose Yoga Bralette

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    There seems to be a trend in workout apparel as we move towards summer - show more skin! Come to think of it, this is actually a trend in all...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Withings Activité Pop

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Fitness trackers usually live on your wrist, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with the brilliant idea of making one that looks - and...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Fiji Foliage Reversible Quilt

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    As winter fades away, you should be thinking of ways to shake off the drabness of the shortened days. Invest in a few brightly patterned throw pillows for the couch...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Fact: All body scrubs are not created equal. Sure, sure, you can DIY to your heart's content in a Pinterest fueled frenzy of epsom salt and essential oils, but nothing...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Crowned Quartz Knob

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Before you get overly excited, this isn't a pair of gemstone earrings. Don't worry, we were fooled too. Now that we've managed that expectation, feel free to swoon over these...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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  • 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…
  • What is the Design Agency of the Future?

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    The last 6 months had been a busy time for the team at Design Sojourn. So I have to apologize for the limited updates on this blog. One thing I am happy to announce is that we have a new home for our studio. Not just an ordinary studio, a studio we think that could be a model for a Design Agency of the future. In the past few years, a lot of changes has happened in both how we offer design services as well as how the industry buys design services. Not only have design programs with client and partners become more strategic, the design services required have become more multidisciplinary. With…
  • When is Design Led Innovation Not Right for You?

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

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

    Gisele Muller
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Advertise here with BSAIf you still have any doubts about how important it is for you to adopt a responsive layout, it is time for you to stop wondering. It doesn’t matter what you are working on, your website need to work smoothly in all browsers. From desktops to smartphones and the huge range of mobile devices, you need to make sure your layout is adaptable and that the user will have a good experience, apart from where he is visiting you from.The importance of responsive design is so well known and talked about that a lot of designers and developers made the amazing work of creating…
  • Top Tools and Services for Converting Your Designs to Code

    iulian
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    Advertise here with BSAA website or mobile app designer will at times encounter significant obstacles when attempting to convert design images to SEO-friendly, multi-browser compatible code. Even if the developer has the necessary programming skills, PSD to HTML conversion can be a tedious, likely to fail process. Several companies will do this task for you however. All you have to do is upload your design file, let them do the slicing and coding, and download the final, usable code. Turnaround time is normally fairly quick.Considerable top PSD to HTML/CSS companies are listed here. Plugin…
  • Attaining Balance in your Website’s Color Scheme

    Jake Rocheleau
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Advertise here with BSADesigning for astute balance is never an easy task. Although it should be a primary objective in each designer’s mind, balance tends to appear once a composition has reached a state of equilibrium. This requires some idea generation because it’s silly to assume that balance can be achieved from a blank page.In this post I’d like to cover a few guidelines and general tips for designing a clean color scheme. This stage may undoubtedly be one of the most complex yet significant parts of an entire website. Colors are used to convey a certain mood or…
  • Qards: How To Become A Visual Storyteller For A Photography Blog

    iulian
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    Advertise here with BSAEverything becomes crystal clear through the lens of a camera. Imagine if all the inspiring stories would be highlighted on a beautiful photography blog. Well, you can give a helping hand by learning how to become a powerful visual storyteller.It’s time to expose your art on the digital window Designed to be user-friendly for anyone, those with limited or no coding knowledge included, Qards – a smart WordPress plugin – facilitates the entire process of building a photography blog. Its main benefits even surpass the appealing visual aspect (we’re going to…
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    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
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    Chinatown Soccer Club
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    A pair of Remy’s Rovers loanees battle for a permanent spot on the CSC squad as Fredie Lakes chases @captain_squash up the wing during this weekend’s session. View in Instagram →
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    Chinatown Soccer Club
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Some classic Aussie goalkeeping by @hopewatsonwastaken as midfielder @khairimdnor gets tripped by the rugged turf at Stanton Street on a bright Sunday morning. View in Instagram →
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    Chinatown Soccer Club
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Flashback Fridays via this shot of a classic midweek morning vista at Forsyth Road during the summer of 2003. Photo courtesy of Coach Stochl. View in Instagram →
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    17 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
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  • Castles Designed with Anti-Ninja Flooring

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    The problem with ninjas is that they're very quiet. They sneak into your castle at night, evading guards, slitting people's throats and then disappearing into one of those annoying smoke bomb clouds that take forever to air out.A rare, 17th-Century woodblock-carved ninja selfie In 16th-Century Japan, rumors of ninja prowess began to spread. And by the 17th Century, clever castle-builders designed a countermeasure to alert sleeping residents if there was a ninja sneaking around.The design feature was called uguisubari, or "Nightingale floors." When one walked over the floorboards, this precise…
  • Surviving Titanic Deckchair Sells at Auction

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    The phrase "Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic" is often used as an indication of folly. But what do those deckchairs actually look like? Few folks have seen them in person.On Saturday, however, a wealthy collector managed to get his hands on one. Not a replica, but an actual deckchair that was sitting on the Titanic—specifically, on the first-class promenade—when it sank.You're probably wondering how it subsequently wound up on an auction block in the UK's Wiltshire some 102 years later. Here's how:Immediately following the Titanic's sinking, ships local to the crash were…
  • MakerBot Closes Their Stores, Downsizes Staff

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    On Friday, some 20% of MakerBot staff got a nasty surprise: They'd been fired. The same day, the company announced that they are closing all three of their retail locations. "All my friends at MakerBot just got laid off," wrote an anonymous Redditor. "They say there is currently private security escorting about 100 people out of buildings in their industry city complex in Brooklyn."Rather than being a sign that the company's in trouble, the upheaval appears to be bean-counter-related; since being acquired by Stratasys in 2013, MakerBot has been due, a pragmatist would say, for some corporate…
  • A Controlled Loss of Control

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    What at first glance looks like preparation for the most epic furniture-themed party ever—shiny, reflective chairs and tables resembling inflated Mylar balloons—is, in fact, Zieta Prozessdesign's FiDU collection, constructed entirely of steel. The series, which consists of chairs, stools, tables, accessories and artwork, first made its debut back in 2008, but the Poland and Switzerland–based studio only recently announced its latest addition to the collection, Tafla, a modular set of mirrors, as late-comers to the party.The large, globular forms look right at home among the other wonky,…
  • WTC Elevator Displays 360-Degree Animated Time Lapse of New York Skyline

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    When the new One World Observatory opens next month, those riding the superfast elevator to the top will get a visual treat. It's lined in HD monitors, presenting the illusion that the elevator is glass; as it first rises from the ground floor, riders see Manhattan as it was in the 1500s. And as it ascends, a counter displays the year ticking upwards, while the convincing CG shows Manhattan accordingly sprouting up around you.It's chilling to see Tower Two briefly blink in and out of existence. As the Times reports,There would have been no way around Sept. 11, 2001, said David W. Checketts,…
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  • Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

    Garr
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    The greatest presentation lessons will never be found in a book on using PowerPoint (or any other presentation tool). Advice and lessons are found in different places. I have always said that some of the greatest advice on presenting on stage comes from the world of stand-up comedy. In the ten years of Presentation Zen, I have often pointed to the lessons from comedians. Stand-up is the most naked and most difficult kind of public speaking gig I can think of. For every famous stand-up comedian you know, there must be ten thousand others who tried but eventually gave it up. One of the most…
  • Advancing the narrative through first person interviews

    Garr
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    March 11, 2015 marks four years since our brothers and sisters up in Tohoku (northeast Japan) experienced the devastating impact of not one, but three disasters. In the past I have pointed to short films made by filmmakers Jeffrey Jousan, Ivan Kovac, and Paul Johannessen, such as in this piece Storytelling that grabs the heart as well as the head. And in this piece Storytelling, POV, & the power of first-person narrative. Today, as a way of commemorating the Tohoku disaster and remembering the great struggle that people face in such places as Ishinomaki, please take a look at a followup…
  • The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting

    Garr
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The key to success with presentation—and storytelling in general—is to focus not on getting approval or a particular response from the audience, but on giving something meaningful to them. That is, it’s not about getting but about giving. Many years ago I was inspired by the approach to performance by the conductor Benjamin Zander. In his teachings, and in his book The Art of Possibilities, Zander encourages us to move the focus from ourselves —“Am I good enough? Will they like me?”—and instead to turn our attention to the audience and ask the question “How can I make a…
  • Imperfections, mistakes, & the courage to overcome them

    Garr
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    The power of a live performance is not in the perfection of the mechanics but rather in the sincerity, authenticity, and quality of the contribution in the moment. This is not to suggest that one does not need great content — or in the case of a musical performance, great talent — but intangibles are important too. With a live performance, just as in a live talk, imperfections will show themselves. But it's our imperfections that make us human, and it's one's humanity that connects with and engages an audience. When there is a genuine connection and honest, engagement with the audience,…
  • Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Garr
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Happy holidays, everyone. Below is a little video montage I put together just for family and friends a couple of years ago that captures a lot of the feeling of Christmases I had as a child. These images are from my grandma's 8mm film camera shot in 1958. This was a few years before I was born, but in the film you can see my three brothers, Mark, Matt, and Todd. Both my mom and dad are in there as are three of my grandparents. You never see my dad's mom because it was her camera and she shot all the film. My mom's birthday is December 24, so you can see some birthday clips in there too when…
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  • 10 Inspiring and Beautiful Ceramics

    decor8
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    I’ve always loved ceramics and have fond memories of working at a potter’s wheel quite regularly in my various art classes growing up. I can still feel the clay in my hands and remember pressing my thumbs and palms into it – that wet sloppy slurping, the smell, the anticipation of seeing the piece after it was sculpted, then placed to bake in the kiln, praying in silence that it wouldn’t crack or break altogether. Then the painting and glazing, waiting again, and finally your finished piece. It’s a process that requires so much patience that you can say the…
  • Blog Trends: Should You Redesign + Rebrand Your Blog?

    decor8
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    Have you ever wanted to totally change your blog, right down to the name? A trend I’ve noticed is that bloggers are really taking themselves more seriously, seeing themselves more as a brand than ever before, which has sparked lots of blog redesigns and rebrands. Some bloggers that I’ve personally mentored through my Skype small biz sessions have changed their entire outlook on blogging and have grown their blog from being a bit no-name to one that everyone is buzzing about. It’s thrilling to see! With the amazing blog templates available in addition to platforms like…
  • Eclectic Paris Apartment Color Inspiration

    decor8
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Can we just talk about this very fabulous living room and kitchen for a moment because it made me very happy when I spotted it right before nearly logging off for the night. Damn the internet, always distracting me! But this is just SO GOOD. You can see more over here. Wow. Lots of white punctuated with great color and hello, that glittery eyelash photo, amazing octopus-like ceiling light and jaw-droppingly awesome sofa – c’mon! This is the stuff of dreams! Now let’s talk about this subway tile, seating, mirrored-table and the floors! Oh the floors! Any of this doing it for…
 
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  • Exclusive Interview with Nicola Formichetti on Pepsi’s Packaging Design Challenge

    Elizabeth Freeman
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Pepsi puts creative control in the hands of fans with the #PEPSICHALLENGE. Consumers have the extraordinary opportunity to re-envision the universally celebrated and recognized can with their own special designs and creative flair in the "Live For Now" Design Challenge. To launch the event, world-renowned fashion designer and creative director, Nichola Formichetti showcases his concept that serves as inspiration."The Pepsi Challenge is all abut encouraging consumers around the world to step out of their comfort zone and accept a new challenge and opportunity. Design has long been a…
  • Design Nugget #25

    Elizabeth Freeman
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Did you know, the original Honey Bear bottle created by Dutch Gold, did not have black eyes or noses? That being said, the founders had their daughters hand paint the facial features on (and sometimes red lips were added).#designnugget         Related Posts:Design Nugget #24Design Nugget #23 
  • Top 10 Packaging Projects & Articles

    Elizabeth Freeman
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Brighten up your dull Monday morning with colorful concepts and packaging design articles. 1. Packaging 101 Part 3  2. Sandow London  3. Savon Stories  4. Anteeo Tea Company  5. Yachtsetter  6. Kix Cereal  7. Harmony Spring  8. Before & After: Cabo Chips  9. Gaea Fruit Bars  10. L'Artigiano         Related Posts:Top 10 Packaging Projects & Articles 
  • Design Today: 10 Questions with Honest Company

    Grant Van Sant
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Interviewer: Grant Van SantInterviewee: Christopher Gavigan, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer &Tim Hankins, Director of Creative ServicesHow does sustainability relate to your overall business strategy and company values at Honest?Christopher: The Honest Company is all about creating exceptional products that seek to make the world a greater place: safe, healthy, delightful, and happy for all. As a social enterprise, we’re on a mission to set a new set of standards for our products with the goal of reducing the ubiquitous presence of toxic chemicals in, on, and around…
  • Dove Quench Absolute

    Theresa Christine Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    For the latest addition to Dove’s Advanced Hair Series, they needed a design that would not only complement the existing products but stand boldly alone. JDO created a clean design utilizing a rich bronze hue to highlight the advanced therapy and luxurious ingredients inside the Quench Absolute line. “This is the most nourishing range from Dove Advanced Hair Series to date. JDO reflected this by developing a rich bronze colour to capture and define the range.  The active ingredients work by nourishing hair from the inside out.  JDO developed a range icon – an oil droplet…
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  • Mixing the best of digital and the best of traditional drawing techniques

    chuck
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    This is SO smart. Architect and illustrator Jim Leggitt, FAIA, shares his techniques for making computer-generated architectural drawing, look like they were hand drawn. Why would you want to do that? Because hand drawn renderings leave something to the imagination. They leave room for the warmth of story and interpretation that is not apparent in the rather stark lines of a SketchUp or CAD drawing. He puts it this way, "I went ahead and spent 10 minutes or so adding a splash of colored marker and a little bit of colored pencil to just soften it up and give it a little more of that…
  • Who's stealing what design from whom?

    chuck
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    This post by Juli Clover for MacRumors.com tells us, "Pop artist Romero Britto last week filed a lawsuit against Apple over its "Start Something New" campaign, for using Craig & Karl artwork that allegedly mimics the design style that Britto is famous for." Evidently, Mr. Britto believes he invented bold lines, dot screens, and bright colors. He must have been absent the day the teacher covered that thought from Bernard of Chartres (circa 1130), which asserts, "We are like dwarfs standing upon the shoulders of giants, and so able to see more and see farther than the ancients." You decide.
  • Type design with reason

    chuck
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:16 pm
    In some ways, type design looks easy. Then you look at the curriculum vitae of Laura Meseguer, a type designer from Barcelona, Spain and teacher of Advanced Typography at Eina Escola d'Art i Disseny, and you begin to appreciate the knowledge and skill necessary to make it look easy. I like that most of her work is casual looking, but has a professional finish to it. There is seemingly, nothing out of place or added without reason. Laura Meseguer's CV (300KB PDF)... Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... The Laura Meseguer website... Meseguer also contributes typefaces to the Type-Ø-Tones…
  • This is your brain. This is your brain on type.

    chuck
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:35 pm
    The Type Directors Club claims to be the "the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen." That would sound a little obnoxious if it wasn't true. Here's a treat: the club posts recordings of its recent events on Livestream. Redesigning Vanity Fair: Chris Dixon and Christian Schwartz... The Livestream: Redesigning Vanity Fair... Grafica della Strada: Louise Fili... Livestream: Grafica della Strada... The Crossroads of Should & Must: Elle Luna... Livestream: The Crossroads of Should and Must... The Type Directors Club…
  • Meet illustrator and caricaturist Tiago Hoisel

    chuck
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Tiago Hoisel's primary software tool, at least as of the interview I'm pointing you to, is Photoshop. Who'd have guessed that? Not me. It goes to show that someone this gifted begins with a sense of what they want the tool to do, not necessarily how most folks use the tool conventionally. A video portfolio... Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Hoisel's creative process... Hoisel's CGSociety portfolio... An interview with Tiago Hoisel... Need help with your grammar (who doesn't)? Try Grammarly for free... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design…
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  • A Labour / Conservative Coalition

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
    For over 20 of the last 100 years, we've had a coalition Government formed by the two major parties. Given the current economic climate, I hold a view that a strong Government created by a coalition between Labour and Conservatives is desirable. But could it work? "No!" is the cry most often heard. So this weekend I went through dissecting both manifestos and the structure of both parties. I'm not convinced that such a coalition couldn't work in terms of the structure of MPs & Ministers and the commitments made in the manifestos. I put together an ideal cabinet and list of…
  • What's in a Wardley (Value Chain) Map?

    9 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    It doesn't matter whether it's a map of an organisation or line of business or policy or system or industry. The same elements exist (see figure 1)The elements of a map1). You have the User needs.2). You have many chains of needs. 3). Those chains of needs consist of components whether activities, practices, data or knowledge.4). The entire "Value Chain" (i.e. all the chains of needs and their components meeting the user need) provides positional information on the landscape i.e. what relates to what. It is called a value chain because the assumption is that value is created by…
  • The only structure you'll ever need ... until the next one.

    4 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Back in 2004, I was the CEO of Canon subsidiary and I faced multiple problems. We had issues of business & IT alignment, poor communication, dissatisfaction and clarity of strategy.  Don't get me wrong we had strategy documents but they were pretty much identikit copies of every other company out there. What we did, and what I've later refined solved all those problems because they're all associated.The first part of this journey was creating a map of our landscape. The map has two elements. It showed the position of the pieces and how they could move. The position was expressed…
  • Near field, far field and the crazy ideas

    4 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    In any year, there are over 70,000 publications covering the future. From books to magazines to short stories to scripts to papers to blog posts. Pure probability alone says someone, somewhere is going to get something right. Our history of prognostication is pretty poor. Isaac Asimov got it wrong - we're not living in underwater cities. Arthur C. Clarke got it wrong - we don't live in flying houses. Everybody gets a lot of stuff wrong. The problem is we're selective in our reading, we focus on the specks of right ignoring the forest of wrong.Maps provide an imperfect view of the…
  • Put the yellow hat on and start hoping ...

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    I often talk about different strategic plays and games (I've added an example set in table 1) and how you can manipulate your environment (expressed in a Wardley Map) by the use of these. For those new to Mapping, I've provided a set of useful posts. For those who need to know a bit more about situational awareness, focus on the WHERE. Table 1 - A toolbox of gameplayNow, once you start playing the game, you need to focus on the middle and be careful what messaging you send to the outside world - a bit of incompetence goes a long way when competing against others. There are all…
 
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  • Design snapshot: Norwegian wood

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

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

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

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

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

  • Volvo unveils luxury car interior concept for chauffeur-driven executives

    Ross Bryant
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has unveiled a vehicle interior with extra legroom for a chauffeur-driven passenger, similar to a business-class seat on an aeroplane. (more…)
  • "Wires will disappear" as lighting goes cordless, say Starck and Gandini

    Marcus Fairs
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    Milan 2015: advances in lighting and battery technologies mean that lighting cables could disappear within a few years, according to designer Philippe Starck and Piero Gandini, CEO of lighting brand Flos (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Design Academy Eindhoven students invite Milan to Eat Shit

    Jessica Mairs
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    Milan 2015: mummified poo, intestine-shaped bread and a Portaloo festooned with flowers were among the projects presented by students from Design Academy Eindhoven's food design course during Milan design week. (more…)
  • Twisting observation tower could be built in a northern Italian forest

    Alyn Griffiths
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    Architects Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler have unveiled their proposal for a wooden viewing tower near Bruneck, northern Italy, with a twisted body shaped like a tree trunk (+ movie). (more…)
  • Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

    Natalie Blackburn
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Grimshaw, Coop Himmelb(l)au and Moooi, whose latest products include a unicorn rocking horse (pictured). This is also the last chance to apply for roles with 3Gatti, Broadway Maylan, Hawkins Brown Architects and more... (more…)
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  • 22 Professional Fonts at 99% Off – Save $2500!

    Jacob Cass
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    It’s not very often you come across a deal this good (99% off), so I had to share this pack from DesignCuts, even while I am on the road traveling in London, Scotland & Ireland. For a limited time you can grab 22 professional font families worth $2622 for just $29, saving you over $2500! These fonts are best sellers even when at their full price so to see them all here at such a discount, with extending licensing and web fonts is a real no-brainer. Just don’t miss out, as the deal is only available until the 27th of April. I’ve got a large number of design bundles from…
  • Free Hand-Picked Resources for Designers and Developers – April Edition

    JuanSarmiento
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Today, we’re bringing you a new series of hand-picked resources to improve your future design & development projects. We have illustrations, icons, fonts, development tools and more, all fresh out of the oven. Enjoy! View the January & March free resources here. Vans Illustration Kit A set of colorful illustrations for multiple Vans products such as shoes, jackets, tank tops, hats and more. Download for free in EPS format. 24 Vintage Postcard Textures A beautiful collection of old school postcard textures, taken from real 1930s material. Great to give your projects a melancholic…
  • Software Tools For Designers to Stay Organised and Focused

    Jacob Cass
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Prescott Perez-Fox focusing on software tools for designers. You can see my personal software & hardware choices here. Over the years, friends and colleagues in the design industry have come to know me as a rather organised person, one who enjoyed being a systems geek. I test a lot of software and methodologies, and have become somewhat of a go-to resource. I am often asked about the tools and techniques I use to run my own design practice, Starship Design, and my podcast, The Busy Creator. Like many creative pros these days, I work solo, which allows…
  • 5 Top Photo Apps for the iPhone 6

    Jacob Cass
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    It’s well known that Apple’s iPhone 6 boasts some pretty impressive specs. A 5.5-inch Retina HD display on the top model, an A8 64-bit processing chip, and an 8-megapixel iSight camera make the device one of the most powerful smartphone cameras ever to hit the market. But how do you get the best photos out of this nifty bit of technology? Fortunately, Apple’s exhaustive App Store is on hand to elevate your iPhone 6 from a convenient social tool to a sophisticated photo-editing system in your pocket. Here are five of the best photo apps for the iPhone 6. 1. For Photographers…
  • Homeless & Happy

    Jacob Cass
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Back in 2009, I was offered a job via Twitter for a design agency in New York City. I accepted the offer, packed up my bags and took the 24 hour flight from Sydney to NYC and have been living life there ever since. However, the time has come for me to leave NYC and pursue something that has always been a passion of mine… traveling. On April 2nd, my wife and I are set to leave NYC and go globe trotting, chasing summer for 1.5 years, over 50-60 countries & 6-7 continents. We’ve given notice to our employers, donated or sold most of our belongings and have minimized our lives down to a…
 
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  • The Book of Everyone is coming soon

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

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

    11 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Recent prints from scanned film and illustrations. (no idea why this is upside down. My photo was not taken upside down, and posted elsewhere does not show inverted; seems to be a Supermarket problem.)
  • TCLA is now open on Supermarket!

    11 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    I’m excited to be a part of the Supermarket community, thanks for having me! I just started stocking my store with a few bags…have a look! :)
  • Hair Accessories

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    When I’m having a bad hair day or just feeling lazy I put my hair up in a ponytail or bun. Of course I want to look good even though I don’t want to try, so I add a little flair by wearing a clip or ponytail with a knitted bow.
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Photography by Harry Dunkerley

    dholliga
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Art photography by UK based photographer Harry Dunkerley Photography by Harry Dunkerley Harry Dunkerley Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Sipaboard Self-inflating Electric SUP

    miguelfds
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    SipaBoards are there to get you paddling as soon as possible and to keep you out there on the water longer. The barely audible, self-inflating, electric standup paddleboards give you the extra bit of confidence and ability you need to paddle upstream, against the current, and around the bend, while enjoying the view like you never have before. watch the video here Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Glamour Photography by Nick Knight

    antonliberant
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Nick Knight is among the world’s most influential and visionary photographers, and founder and director of award-winning fashion website SHOWstudio.com. As a fashion photographer, he has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty and is fêted for his groundbreaking creative collaborations with leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen. via glamour.photogrist.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Beata Anima by Aurelio Monge

    Matt Watts
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Honoring El Greco by Aurelio Monge, an artist from Barcelona, Spain. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

    miguelfds
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Whoever said you can’t take it with you, never met the Mont Blanc Pack. This versatile hiking-inspired silhouette features convenient dual entry design, water-repellent zippers, a hidden buckle system, and all the easy access compartments you would ever need for a day on the mountain or a trek through midtown. more details at blessthisstuff.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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    Cherryflava.comCherryflava.com » | Trends and Innovation

  • 7 essential elements of good brand stories

    cherryflava
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    All good brand stories contain essential elements that make them compelling. Here are 7 of them. 1. Make it unexpected? Whatever your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th story idea is – throw it out and think of the opposite. Compelling brand stories that people want to share are those that have a certain degree of WTF. Part of that could also be about taking an approach that is unexpected for a brand. Making fun of yourself is a refreshing break from the expected. 2. Let your audience feel something for your character: Great stories have a main character that is going through a major shift in their…
  • Should you go to business school?

    Jonathan Cherry
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    For at least the last six months, I’ve been asking myself ‘should you go to business school? I already have a bachelor’s degree in economics and nearly twenty years of experience in building startup brands, corporate brands, financial services marketing, online retail, physical retail, project management, consulting, operations management, event management, etc…the list is endless and will bore you to tears. But why is it then am I now looking at business school MBA programs and considering whether or not to do a CFA? I enjoy learning, but at the same time would love…
  • Nike Golf’s epic Masters 2015 TVC

    cherryflava
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    How do you, tell an emotive story in 120 seconds with no voiceover, with no clear contextualisation upfront, which must also do a great job of selling a well-known commercial brand and create anticipation for an event? The answer lies in Nike Golf’s epic Masters 2015 TVC. Before seeing this commercial by Nike Golf we wouldn’t have thought it possible, but the ‘masters of advertising’ have managed to turn the world’s dullest sporting event into something we’re quite keen to follow this year. Personally our taste in sporting entertainment is more in the…
  • The Future of Innovation

    cherryflava
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:25 pm
    The future will be about bits affecting our relationship with atoms. ‘Artificial intelligence, biotech, self-driving cars – all of these things will form a critical part of our experience of the future,’ that’s all according to this conversation between Peter Thiel and Tyler Cowen, both New York Times bestselling authors, who are among today’s top global thought leaders and influential innovators. It feels like standard water cooler conversation at MIT and to be honest, it’s probably a toss up as to whether you spend 2 hours watching this or Fast and the…
  • The Salvation Army – Why it is so hard to see black and blue

    cherryflava
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Following on from last week’s global argument as to what colour ‘the dress’ was, the South African chapter of The Salvation Army took the opportunity to do some skilful tactical advertising on the same topic. Copy: Why it is so hard to see black and blue. The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 woman are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against woman. The post The Salvation Army – Why it is so hard to see black and blue appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Alexi Hobbs

    Ravi Vasavan
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Photographer Alexi Hobbs lives and works in Montreal.
  • Arianna Lago

    Ravi Vasavan
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:16 pm
    London-based Italian photographer Arianna Lago captures beautiful portraits and landscapes.
  • Yippie Hey

    AJ
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Jacob Eisinger, a German designer who goes by the name Yippie Hey, produces incredible 3D typography.
  • Matt Taylor

    AJ
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Matt Taylor is a British illustrator influenced by American style illustrations.
  • Guy Maestri

    AJ
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Australian artist Guy Maestri paints the landscape, flora and fauna around him in a very expressive painterly fashion.
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    Color + Design Blog by COLOURlovers / Feed

  • Inspiring Work of Artist, Kate Powell

    mollybermea
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:10 am
    Kate Powell is an enigma in not only the student art world, but in art itself. Her alluring artwork is highly captivating using a mix of black and white in pencil with a touch of color and collage work. Kate's acheivements while daunting, are still quite motivating. You can read about her academic background achievements here in an article by Student Art Guide. According to this article-interview, Kate embraced considerable inspiration from contemporary, up-coming artists such as Marco Mazzoni, Meghan Howland and Gabriel Moreno. Enjoy this magnificent collection of Kate's…
  • Friday Fashion Passion: Fun & Funky Panties & Undies

    mollybermea
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    The great thing about your undies is that they are normally something kept all to yourself. Perhaps you have a fantastic personality yet your job requires you to wear a boring uniform with absolutely no way to fun it up, or is there? Well here's your chance! Holy moly, the panties and underwear coming out of creative heads these days are fun, funky and hilarious... and admitedly, sometimes a little gross. I don't recommend googling "men's funny undies" ...needless to say it gets a little, ahem, interesting. Personally, I think Etsy Seller, FlashYouAndMe really hit the spot for selling…
  • Charismatic Geometric Photo Booth Backdrops

    mollybermea
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Photo booths have taken parties to the next level in the last couple of years. They have become an expectation to experience at weddings and most large events. They continue to thrive and outdo each other year after year. What started as classic simple white backdrops with funny props and decent photography, has turned in to colorful looniness on hyper-drive with all sorts of melange in the backdrop. While photo booth props seem to stay somewhat the same, the backdrops have gained creativity beyond imagination using anything from balloon arrangements,…
  • Phenomenal Abstract GIF Inspiration of the Talented Mr. Div

    mollybermea
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    Animated GIF's have been trending around the mainstream world wide web in the past year with simpler, more automated tools for the average human to create with. However, artistic phenomenon species such as the talented Mr. Div, have been skillfully crafting works of digital abstracts for years now. Mr. Div, aka Matthew DiVito, is a musician, motion graphics designer and aspiring game developer from Boston, Massachusetts. His GIF designs truly grab your attention quickly and hold your gaze for a mesmerizing moment or two... or three... I cant seem to peel my sight from these…
  • Folk Art & Trends of Today

    mollybermea
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    Scandinavian design trends have brought on popular demand for folk art in many forms. The attraction in contemporary folk art might relate to the sentimental value with connections to generations past, although folk art was never actually considered a particular art form. Antique folk art was considered more a part of cultural trends in ordinary life, sharing community values and expressing lifestyle much like tribal art. An art form mostly based on cultural geography that continues to morph through modern day trends. While it was never…
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    NOTCOT.ORG

  • You Gotta Love Front End - fun scroller website...

    NOTCOT
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    You Gotta Love Front End - fun scroller website for this upcoming front end web design conference (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Marjan Van Aubel's Current Window - a modern...

    NOTCOT
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Marjan Van Aubel's Current Window - a modern version of stained glass — using current technologies. The coloured pieces of glass are generating electricity from daylight, and can even harness diffused sunlight. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Fox & Robot Resin Set by Amanda Visell and...

    NOTCOT
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Fox & Robot Resin Set by Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Missing Milan - i've been going through...

    NOTCOT
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Missing Milan - i've been going through thousands of instagram pics to see what i've missed! Here's another dose of fun inspiration from the last week. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Ian Cooke, a young American designer based in...

    espritdesign
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Ian Cooke, a young American designer based in the Philadelphia side presents his project made flesh side of Copenhagen as part of a workshop, called Seneca flesh, a comfortable sitting entirely of wood. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
 
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  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Another week - another dose of inspiration! Features are still quieter as we work on more real world projects… more to come on that soon! For now, keep sharing what inspires you, and we will too! Click on the pics to find out more!!! (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    10 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Another inspiring week! Here’s a taste of what i’ve been loving (and sharing!) over at NOTCOT.org! (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Patagonia Worn Wear Tour + Delia

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    “IF IT’S BROKE, FIX IT!” That’s the motto of the Patagonia Worn Wear initiative. While the creation of new things can not be 100% waste/harm/etc-free, we can do our part by using things for as long as possible and consuming less! And a huge part of that comes from taking care of the things we have - from cleaning and caring to repairing when needed, especially when it comes to clothes! So yesterday we joined Patagonia at their Ventura, CA HQ for the launch of the Worn Wear TOUR! The incredible Delia is setting off across the US - and this stunning Worn Wear Rig…
  • Leef iBRIDGE

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The iBRIDGE from Leef just arrived! Mobile memory for your iphone/ipad! This little gadget ranges from 16-256GB, and has a USB 2.0 on one side and an Apple Lightning connector on the other. Think of it as a super USB key. Just like the Mophie Space Pack we tried out before, you need to download an iOS app to be able to interface with iOS 8. This basically means you can transfer photos between the iBRIDGE and iOS device with ease, take photos straight to the iBRIDGE, and even play music and videos off the iBRIDGE! There’s a very specific use i’m most interested in the iBRIDGE…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    A taste of this week’s inspiration over at NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more. (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • studio hanna krüger questions appropriation in [collective]collection

    nick brink I designboom
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    the series addresses issues of adaptation, collectivism, and the constant continuation of pre-existing artifacts and philosophies. The post studio hanna krüger questions appropriation in [collective]collection appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • schemata’s temporary warehouse showcases vitra furniture at salone del mobile

    natasha kwok I designboom
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:05 pm
    at the salone del mobile 2015, the temporary exhibit uses stacked wooden pallets to showcase new designs and updated classics of vitra's diverse furniture catalogue in this warehouse influenced space. The post schemata’s temporary warehouse showcases vitra furniture at salone del mobile appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • hyundai helio curve sculpture in motion 2.0 at 2015 milan design week

    tim spears I designboom
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    created in collaboration with artist reuben margolin, the hyundai 'helio curve' kinetic installation forms a living wave that celebrates the 'moment of motion'. The post hyundai helio curve sculpture in motion 2.0 at 2015 milan design week appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • le corbusier kinetic window installation at cassina’s milan showroom

    nina azzarello I designboom
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    each of the installations for cassina's milan showroom embody a contemporary and poetic interpretation of the collection, reconsidering tradition, form and functionality through an imaginative and artistic lens. The post le corbusier kinetic window installation at cassina’s milan showroom appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • lightbreaker by janis necker adapts piko headlamp for indoor use

    nick brink I designboom
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    the piko, a small headlamp boasting 1200 lumens and weighing in at a mere 55 grams (.12lbs), is adapted for indoor use in this clever, colorful design by janis necker. The post lightbreaker by janis necker adapts piko headlamp for indoor use appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • iittala on Sale at Design Public

    Becky
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Some of the most iconic and beautiful modern items available today, both old and new, are available through the wonderful folks at iittala. Items include classic Aalto vase or other glassware, gorgeous and durable cookware and a special limited edition birds by Oiva Toikka. Now through April 7, 2015, save 20% on all iittala at Design Public. This is just one of the lovely Toikka bird friends currently on sale. If you’re looking to add to your collection or to start one, now is the time to scoop up this beautiful piece of art and save.     If you’re a serious chef…
  • Last Day to Save Big at Design Public!

    DesignPublic.com
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    One last temptation for you — here are just a few of our favorite things you can buy on sale through the end of the day today (March 19, 2015). The OFFI Perch Lounge Chair. A modern-day classic, this super cool chair is one you’ll pass down through generations. Shop all OFFI Louis Poulsen PH50 Pendant. A Danish modern classic, this beauty delivers big light without any glare.  Shop all Louis Poulsen mater Bar Height Stool — Dark Stained Hardwood. Graceful subtle curves and beautiful materials compose this simple, sleek and sustainably manufactured stool. Also available in other…
  • Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

    Becky
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
        Top o’the afternoon to you all and happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Today’s got me feeling very green. Not with envy, just happy with all things kelly, chartreuse, lime, apple and pine. Today’s a great day to give yourself a St. Patty’s break and enjoy some Irish eye candy. It’s also causing a craving to see the beautiful green hills of Ireland. Today on our Facebook page, we joked that you should not visit this sublime spot in County Kerry if you’ve been drinking green beer (do people in Ireland even do that, or is that just a crazy American…
  • Highlights From Our Artek Sale — Get Your Aalto On!

    DesignPublic.com
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Our current sales are so big, it’s hard to keep track. Don’t let any pieces you’ve been saving up for slip through the cracks. Artek is an modern furnishing brand established by the legendary husband and wife team of Alvar and Aino Aalto, along with art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl in 1935. They were way ahead of their time, leading the design pack and creating beautiful modern pieces destined to become icons. Here are some of the modern icons by Artek, currently 15% off at Design Public.  Artek 60 Stool. Designed in 1933 by the great…
  • Sale Spotlight: Save 15% on Vitra

    DesignPublic.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
      Hey all! March is a great time to shake up your interior design, and we’re having a slew of sales to help. In fact, there are so many sales going on at Design Public right now that it’s almost hard to keep track! We’ll be featuring some of the highlights throughout the month to help you navigate. Today we’re focusing on the Vitra sale, which begins today and will end on March 19, 2015. Save 15% on mid-century modern and modern-day classics from iconic designers like Alexander Girard, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Jasper Morrison and more! Vitra Cork Stools. Add…
 
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    Fubiz™

  • The Wooden Jury Cafe Interior

    Donnia
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Biasol Design Studio, basé en Australie, a pensé l’intérieur du café Jury en rénovant une ancienne prison de Pentridge Village, à Melbourne. Avec des poutres aux formes géométriques et des murs gris, cet endroit a été réinventé pour adoucir les fondations de la prison. A découvrir en images.
  • The Trillium Hammock

    Valentin
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Voici Trillium, un hamac à trois branches qui donne des possibilités d’installation quasi-illimitées. Il est possible d’empiler plusieurs Trillium pour créer des environnements de vie à plusieurs étages en plein air. Les hamacs peuvent être utilisés comme des espaces de couchage ou des espaces de rangement. Disponible à la vente ici.
  • The Flying Cars

    Valentin
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Le photographe français Sylvain Viau a eu l’idée de capturer des clichés de voitures qu’il a ensuite retouchés pour y soustraire les roues. Sur un concept de récupération digitale, il crée ainsi de magnifiques voitures volantes imaginaires à partir de réels véhicules existants. Plus de détails en images dans la suite de l’article.
  • Hillside Skyscrapers in Malaysia

    Donnia
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Pour la compétition annuelle « eVolo Skyscraper », le designer malaisien Jethro Koi Lik Wai a imaginé un projet architectural de gratte-ciels construits directement sur les chutes des falaises. Il s’est demandé comment il était possible d’arrêter la chute des rochers et a conclu qu’il fallait construire quelque chose de nouveau par-dessus.
  • Creative Instagram Allowing the Bigger Pictures

    Donnia
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Le créatif Ng Weijiang, résidant à Singapour, possède un compte Instagram inspirant et innovant. Sous le pseudonyme @Orhganic, il capture des grandes fresques constituées de plusieurs carrés de photos que l’on peut admirer sur son profil. Cela donne de très beaux clichés en noir et blanc, d’architecture, de portraits et de son quotidien.
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • YouTube app will soon stop working on older smart TVs and iOS devices

    Mariella Moon
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    If you own a smart TV or an iOS device that's getting a bit long in the tooth, you may need to do some upgrading this week if you want to continue using the YouTube app. Due to certain changes in the app's API, it'll no longer work on a number of mod...
  • GameStop's going retro with classic consoles and games

    Andrew Tarantola
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:31 pm
    GameStop is trying a new tactic as it faces increased competition from the likes of Gamefly, Amazon and other online retailers: It's going old school. IGN reports that beginning April 24th, the company will once again begin accepting classic consoles...
  • Daily Roundup: Nokia making phones again, Sony wants better selfies and more!

    Dave Schumaker
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Today, read how Nokia is planning to get back into the phone game, ponder why Sony's added image-stabilization technology to the front of its new flagship phone and get all the details on the best vaporizers around -- because it's that day. All that ...
  • AT&T finally brings its gigabit internet to Chicago's suburbs

    Edgar Alvarez
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Back in October of last year, we learned about AT&T's plans to launch its 1Gbps fiber network, GigaPower, in cities like Chicago. And today, more than six months after the original announcement, the company's finally flipping the switch in some areas...
  • Mattel hopes you'll design 3D-printed toys

    Jon Fingas
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Admit it: when you were a kid, you wished that you could design the toys that the stuffy manufacturers refused to build. Well, you're about to get that chance. Mattel and Autodesk are teaming up to let you design and customize 3D-printed toys through...
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    TrendsNow

  • Melt Mug

    Mr K (boss)
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Original et décalé avec son fond qui semble dégouliner dans la main, coup de coeur pour l’excellent « Melt Mug », un mug en porcelaine blanche imaginé par la designer slovaque Lenka Czereova. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale The Morning mug was designed for the school project.  … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Wairau Valley House

    Mr K (boss)
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Focus sur la très belle « Wairau Valley House », une agréable villa contemporaine avec piscine au style des plus chaleureux construite en Nouvelle Zélande dans la région de Rapaura par le studio Parsonson Architects. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale The property is located in the Wairau Valley, … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Grikis rocking chair

    Mr K (boss)
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Déjà présenté pour son superbe projet de trottinette « Pigeon », le designer lituanien Ignas Survila revisite la classique rocking chair pour nous offrir « Grikis », une très belle création à la fois sobre et contemporaine pouvant être livrée totalement à plat. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos Tautvydas Rasiulis … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Dark Cities

    Mr K (boss)
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Un rendu visuel impressionnant pour « Dark Cities », une très belle série de photos d’architecture en noir et blanc shootée par le photographe berlinois Jens Fersterra. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Jens Fersterra… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Waterfall House

    Mr K (boss)
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    Coup de coeur pour la somptueuse « Waterfall House », une impressionnante villa construite par le studio Andres Remy Architects dans la région de Buenos Aires en Argentine. Outre les multiples terrasses de plain pied, en façade ou sur le toit, on relèvera l’excellent système de cascade qui permet à l’eau de se… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
 
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Content Modelling, an April 23 Virtual Seminar with Steve Fisher

    Adam Churchill
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    For the 90% of people who start a task on one device and complete it on another, how do you make your site’s fundamental message remains clear? In a multi-device world where your content can live anywhere, content modelling helps content adapt consistently. Steve Fisher, UX Architect and Founder of The Republic of Quality, will help your team rethink your content for responsive projects. Set up a framework for success Prioritize content chunks Establish content types Sketch the content model Move from a static website to a responsive one and get control of unstructured, disorganized content…
  • UIETips: Responsive Content Modelling

    Jared Spool
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    In today’s UIEtips, we’re pleased to publish an article from Steve’s blog which discusses Responsive Content Modelling. Join us April 23, when Steve, a UX Architect and Founder of The Republic of Quality, presents Content Modelling: Creating Responsive Content Experiences. You’ll understand how to rethink your content for responsive projects and see how you can start any web project on the right foot. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The team also orbits this central content. The process unites far flung members who aren’t sure how they’d work together to…
  • UIETips: Becoming a Design-Infused Organization

    Jared Spool
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    In today’s UIEtips, I offer an original article on two UX mutations that will give your company a competitive edge. Using UX as a competitive edge is what our new conference, UX Advantage is all about. Karen McGrane and I interview design leaders on what they do to instill UX within their corporate DNA. Explore the conference’s ten key interview topics. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Intrinsically motivated organizations are more innovative. Apple innovated an entire new store concept, with commission-less retail staff, a massive investment in in-store customer training, and a…
  • 10 topics that get you closer to the UX Advantage

    Lauren Cramer
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    UX Advantage is a new kind of conference that explores strategy differently. Through a series of interviews with design executives led by Jared Spool and Karen McGrane, you’ll hear how organizations emphasize user experience as the competitive edge in their organization. Plus you’ll hear four keynote presentations that explore UX strategy. Interview topics include: Gaining Executive Support Reinventing Corporate Structure Shifting to Continuous Deployment Taking Advantage of Fear Restructuring Incentives and Rewards Government’s Design Lessons Inventing the Yes Lawyer Designing a Global…
  • UIETips: Devising a Strategy for Responsive Design

    Jared Spool
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    In today’s UIEtips, we reprint an article on the importance of organizations nailing down a strategy for making their sites responsive. I make the point that saying yes to responsive design will require changes to your editorial process, the ways you approach visual and interaction design, and how you think about your users and their goals. If your team struggles with how to design responsively, then you’ll want join Stephen Hay’s day long workshop at UXIM Wednesday, April 15 on Optimizing Responsive Workflows with Structured Content. Stephen Hay has a practical approach to improving…
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    retinart

  • Build Your Workshop, Find Your Focus

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

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! Our son has a nightlight. We didn’t sleep much last night because the batteries kept running out. When he wakes up through the night and sees that it isn’t on, he starts asking for “more light please.” Sounds adorable in the light of day, but having only had about four hours sleep last night it’s … less cute. Freshly charged batteries are normally given to the lime-green bear nightly, but yesterday our routine was…
  • Craft Is A Generous One

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! It takes a lot to develop a craft. It means missing out on things. It means being left out. It means leaving yourself out. It means not getting some random bit of pop culture that doesn’t matter, it means watching one amazing TV show instead of a dozen bad ones. But it gives back so much more. The work is so rewarding that all of the stuff that craft takes from you is given back a hundred times over. A lot of the work that building a craft needs…
  • Will You Outlast Your Passion?

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! Craftsmanship will outlast passion. The theme of time bounces around a lot when thinking about craft. We ask ourselves questions like “How long until I’m a master?”, “When will I be able to make more money, win awards, get more clients?”, “Shouldn’t I have seen improvement by now?” One thing that seems certain is that the longer we’ve been working, the less energy we seem to have. I think it’s…
  • You Should Start with a Stumble

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! I’m writing this a few days after recording my first podcast. It’s not good. It’s not what I want it to be. I know the topics covered are what I wanted to cover, and I probably said a few things that I’ll be happy with. But. It’s not good. Turns out talking on a microphone isn’t as easy as having a chat with friends over coffee. Who knew? I haven’t even listened to it yet because I’m anxious about what…
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    FlowingData

  • Life cycle of Earth’s carbon dioxide

    Nathan Yau
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University and NASA visualized a one-year life cycle of carbon dioxide in an interactive video map. The visualization is a product of a simulation called a "Nature Run." The Nature Run ingests real data on atmospheric conditions and the emission of greenhouse gases and both natural and man-made particulates. The model is then left to run on its own and simulate the natural behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere. This Nature Run simulates January 2006 through December 2006. Click and drag to change the projection, and turn the volume on…
  • Speedy crossword solvers

    Nathan Yau
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:02 am
    Oliver Roeder for FiveThirtyEight covered this year's American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and the battle between Tyler Hinman and Dan Feyer. Feyer, who has won the tournament every year since 2010, logs his puzzle solve times for the crosswords he solves nearly every day. The above shows his times for New York Times puzzles since 2011, with the easier Monday puzzles on the left and the more difficult Sunday puzzles skewed right. See the whole thing. It's not nearly as boring as you might think. And if you're into that, I highly recommend the Wordplay documentary from 2006, before Feyer's…
  • xkcd: U.S. of movie backgrounds

    Nathan Yau
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:45 am
    xkcd sectioned the United States by the background in movies. Because xkcd. Tags: movies, xkcd
  • Quantified email

    Nathan Yau
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    There were a couple of similar quantified self articles last week about email. They're both joke-ish but kind of interesting with a this-is-kind-of-pointless undercurrent. In one, Paul Ford analyzes his email archive and deems it a failure after he finds nothing interesting. In the second, Emma Pierson analyzes her email in the context of a long-distance relationship. From Ford: This is the era of the quantified self and radical transformation. And I’ve made charts and counted and poked around. I can tell you the top 20 words for each of my years, the number of times I wrote about weight…
  • Really slow speed of light

    Nathan Yau
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    The "speed of light" typically means "really fast" but when it's relative to the scale of the universe, maybe not so much. Animator Alphonse Swinehart shows what it might look like to follow a photon from the sun to Jupiter, where the speed of light can sometimes feel really slow. Watch the 45-minute video below, or you know, set it aside for later and let it run in the background. In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in…
 
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Guerrilla Public Service (anno 2001)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    In 2001 Richard Ankrom encountered a problem with a freeway sign. The fix was obvious to him, so he did something about it. Listen to the captivating story on 99% Invisible. • Richard Ankrom
  • Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    An exhibition exploring the history, science and art of forensic medicine and our enduring cultural fascination with death and detection. Alphonse Bertillon, inventor of the two-part mug shot Crime Scene: Lady in the Bar DNA swab collection kits Miniature Crime Scene The death of a noble lady and the decay of her body in nine stages Jenny Holzer, Lustmord Maggots from the bodies of Ruxton’s victims Forensic pathologist, Sir Bernard Spilsbury Brain section showing the journey of a bullet Forensics: Anatomy of a Crime Wellcome Collection, London. Februrary 26 - June 21. •…
  • PumpiPumpe - share your things with your neighbors

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    PumpiPumpe is Swiss initiative that facilitates social interaction and sharing between neighbors. Simply apply small stickers to your mailbox to display the items that neighbors can borrow from you. If you live in Switzerland or Germany, you can get a set of stickers free of charge. • http://pumpipumpe.ch
  • Kim Kardashian Photo Leak Costume

    4 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    The DIY Kim Kardashian Photo Leak Costume consists of a white tank top which can be pulled over one’s head to turn the wearer into a topless Kim Kardashian. The costume allows you to go from no costume to celebrity photo leak anytime anywhere. Materials and tools required: (x1) T-shirt heat transfer paper (x1) White Tank Top (x1) Printer (x1) Heat press or iron (x1) Scissors (x1) Craft knife and ruler Get the full manual at SF Media Labs.
  • Floodwatch - track the advertisers that track you

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

  • D!conomy CeBIT 2015 - del 1

    jarle
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    D!conomy CeBIT 2015 - del 1Da jeg først nævnte for kollegaer og venner at jeg skulle til CeBIT i Hannover var meninger og synpunkter mildest talt delte. Nogle fik et udtryk i øjnene som et lille barn foran en legetøjsbutik op til jul, og andre udtalte, at der ikke længere er noget nyt at komme efter på den der ”Geiler-Hi-fi-messe” i Tyskland! Innovation kontra messe Hvordan kan et messebesøg i Tyskland gøre os klogere? Det kan den, da vi ikke er for stolte til at smage vores egen medicin. En dumstolt og naiv holdning til, at man ved bedre end andre, og at man selv sidder med alle…
  • Postkort fra SXSW i Texas

    nikolaj
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Postkort fra SXSW i Texas“Welcome to Texas!” siger lufthavnsbetjenten til mig da jeg går fra bagagebåndet og igennem tolden i Austin. Jeg er på vej til South By Southwest også kaldet SXSW, eller bare South By. Navnet er et spil på Hitchcock filmen fra 1959, der hedder North by Northwest. Festivalen startede i 1987 som en musikfestival og blev i 1994 udvidet med en film og en interaktiv del. Den interaktive del, som jeg deltog i, trak i år over 30.000 registrerede deltagere. SXSW kalder sig selv for en festival, men den interaktive del minder mest af alt om en konference. Jeg ville…
  • Big data og kunstig intelligens

    bigdata
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    Big data og kunstig intelligensMin lillebror er fiskehandler. En dag stod jeg i hans butik og så til mens han fiskede hummere op ad et akvarium og så begyndte min tanker at flyve… Vores verden, enfoldig og lille som den er i det store kosmiske billede, centrerer sig om billeder. Billede for billede forsøger vores hjerne at danne mening i de mange indtryk der flyder gennem nethinden fra vi vågner til vi går i seng. Når vi sover arbejder den visuelle kortex, hjernens billedcenter, videre og i drømmene blafrer dagens og livets billeder forbi som perler på en halskæde med alt for mange…
  • Big data i menneskehjernen

    bigdata
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    Big data i menneskehjernenMin lillebror er fiskehandler. En dag stod jeg i hans butik og så til mens han fiskede hummere op ad et akvarium og så begyndte min tanker at flyve… Vore verden, enfoldig og lille som den er i det store kosmiske billede, centrere sig om billeder. Billede for billede forsøger vores hjerne at danne mening i de mange indtryk der flyder gennem nethinden fra vi vågner til vi går i seng. Når vi sover arbejder den visuelle korteks, hjernens billedcenter, videre og i drømmene blafre dagens og livets billeder forbi som perler på en halskæde med alt for mange…
  • Kulturelle partnerskaber er den bedste investering

    Kim
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Kulturelle partnerskaber er den bedste investeringKulturelle partnerskaber er den bedste investering – for dig, din virksomhed, dine ansatte og samfundet generelt En lang række danske virksomheder sponsorerer kulturlivet og giver penge til kunst, kultur, sport og andre godtgørende formål (CSR). Men oftest er der ikke en egentlig gennemtænkt og målrettet strategi bag disse tiltag endsige et samspil med andre beslægtede virksomhedsområder som f.eks. marketing, HR, CSR og salg mv. Det er ret dumt. Mest fordi pengene er brugt, og de repræsenterer en stor værdi, der endnu ikke er…
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • But will it stencil?

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

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    Last week some of our designers attended an evening print workshop at the St Bride Foundation, organised by the wonderful Justin Hobson from Fenner Paper. The print room at the foundation houses an impressive array of working hand presses, including ones used to print broadsheet newspapers and a replica of a wooden hand press based on drawings by Albrecht Dürer (built by Alan May and installed in the workshop last year).   Our designers had a rare opportunity to step away from their computers and get their hands dirty, under the guidance of the foundation’s gifted technicians Mick…
  • FYI, I’m a graphic designer

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    We had Ellen Mercer and Lucy Streule in our studio this week taking photos for one of their final show projects and we had the chance to ask a few questions about their great short film, FYI I’m a graphic designer. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a fascinating compilation of clips from movies and TV where people try to describe what graphic design is, or who a graphic designer is. 185,000 views as we type: that’s quite something for a final year graphics project. The project itself was set by a tutor, the topic being an open-ended brief on ‘critical graphic…
  • Developing the new Unicef UK brand

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    It’s been 4 months or so since the launch of our new positioning and campaign for Unicef here in the UK. We thought we’d briefly review some of the key applications of the scheme as it starts to bed down. Visit the London office and you’ll see quite a transformation, with the new branding permeating the public areas, boadrooms and corridors. The downstairs meeting rooms are covered with vast walls of graphics and imagery, all reflecting the new ‘for every child in danger’ theme. A slightly more public application of the new scheme was the new David Beckham Unicef…
  • What Design Can Do

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    Just a quick note to say that johnson banks’ Creative Director, Michael Johnson, will be giving a keynote speech at this year’s What Design Can Do conference in Amsterdam this May. This is a relatively new and very timely addition to the conference circuit that asks questions about design’s role in society and ‘the greater good’ – Johnson has been asked to speak following on from his much-discussed ‘Design can make a difference’ speech, written up here. As Johnson himself says, ‘Organisations are springing up whose ethos and aims are to be ‘good’ first,…
 
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Top Ten Ways to Reduce Laser Cutting Costs – Tip #9

    Guy Blashki
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Material Thickness How flexible are you on material choice for your design? To cut out a shape, the laser is burning through the material. Different materials burn at different rates, and also the thinner a material is, the faster it will cut. For example, 4mm cardboard cuts very quickly, and 9mm acrylic cuts very slowly. Choosing the right material can reduce laser cutting costs considerably. If your design allows for it, create prototypes in paper (Tip #2) or cardboard (Tip #3) before moving on to thicker or harder materials. You can then have greater confidence in a successful outcome once…
  • Laser cut skulls

    Sam
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #223 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a paper craft skull from Cardboard Sarfari. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page – we just reached 1000 likes! After the jump, another skull, a birdhouse, Mickey, and a ukulele… Above is a laser cut acrylic T-Rex pendant from Magpies and Crabs. Above is a laser cut maple and walnut birdhouse from Joe Mansfield via engrave. Above is a laser cut acrylic with Swarovski crystals Mickey Mouse ring fromChuchu Diamonds. Above is a laser cut…
  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #8

    Guy Blashki
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Multi-Layered Laser Cut and Etched Images When an image is laser etched it takes on a whole new emotive feel, as many artists have demonstrated in recent years. This example from Malaysian laser cutting service Passion Woody uses a clever combination of photographic imagery with laser cut and etched wood. It is a simple but very effective technique that gives the printed material a depth and visual presence that really catches the eye. Using laser cutting and etching in a selective way to enhance key aspects of an image enables your messaging to have a totally different impact. Can you think…
  • Laser cut teeth

    Sam
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #222 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is Tiny Hands on a Roll’s laser cut Shark and Fish pin. We have featured the great work from humble elephant before – not they have a Kickstarter for their amazing rolling pins. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, pipes, crochet, cacti, and gems… Above is a laser cut long leaf pine wood Baby Gear Head Pipe from Steven Mattern Design. Above are laser cut adler wood with crochet earrings from Aunty Bea & Co. Above is laser…
  • Top Ten Ways to Reduce Laser Cutting Costs – Tip #8

    Guy Blashki
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Line vs Area Engraving For creating surface details on your design, consider using Line Engraving. This method involves the laser following a defined shape, whereas Area Engraving (which can be much more time consuming) is similar to how an inkjet printer works, with the laser head passing across the sheet many times horizontally until the area has been completely filled. Both Area and Line Engraving have their merits, but it is almost always cheaper to use Line Engraving simply because less machine time is required. There may be times where your design demands the use of Area Engraving. If…
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Photography by Harry Dunkerley

    dholliga
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Art photography by UK based photographer Harry Dunkerley Photography by Harry Dunkerley Harry Dunkerley Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Sipaboard Self-inflating Electric SUP

    miguelfds
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    SipaBoards are there to get you paddling as soon as possible and to keep you out there on the water longer. The barely audible, self-inflating, electric standup paddleboards give you the extra bit of confidence and ability you need to paddle upstream, against the current, and around the bend, while enjoying the view like you never have before. watch the video here Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Glamour Photography by Nick Knight

    antonliberant
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Nick Knight is among the world’s most influential and visionary photographers, and founder and director of award-winning fashion website SHOWstudio.com. As a fashion photographer, he has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty and is fêted for his groundbreaking creative collaborations with leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen. via glamour.photogrist.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Beata Anima by Aurelio Monge

    Matt Watts
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Honoring El Greco by Aurelio Monge, an artist from Barcelona, Spain. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Lexdray Mont Blanc Pack

    miguelfds
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Whoever said you can’t take it with you, never met the Mont Blanc Pack. This versatile hiking-inspired silhouette features convenient dual entry design, water-repellent zippers, a hidden buckle system, and all the easy access compartments you would ever need for a day on the mountain or a trek through midtown. more details at blessthisstuff.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
 
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    You The Designer

  • Selfie Fables — Disney Alternative Art Illustrations by Simona Bonafini

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:56 pm
    What if Disney stories had Instagram? Probably not a good idea Instagram has been a huge part of the social media sphere ever since its introduction in 2010. Created by software engineers Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, it gained rapid popularity with over 300 million active users at the end of 2014. It was so popular that social media giant Facebook purchased it for $1 billion in cash and equity. If Disney fairy tales existed in real life, they would probably have Instagram too. Something freelance designer Simona Bonafini illustrated in her series Selfie Fables (which is still ongoing!)…
  • These Japanese Barcodes Are So Kawaii!

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:15 pm
    In today’s commercial world, barcodes are almost everywhere. Present in every product packaging that we use today, barcodes have become universal with their use in automating supermarket checkout systems. Recently, innovations in barcode technology have made it possible to do more than tagging products. They can also be used to encode music, images, URLs and emails. Barcodes encode data by varying the widths and spacing of parallel lines. At some point, they evolved to rectangles, hexagons, and other geometric shapes which encoded more than their 1-dimensional counterpart. They serve…
  • Amazing Game Of Thrones Illustrations By Ivan Belikov

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    GOOD NEWS: Game of Thrones is returning in less than a week. And we need a Game of Thrones themed post to ride the hype train. And luckily, I just found just the graphic designer to feature. Russian illustrator Ivan Belikov was previously featured here with his Social Networks illustrations and now he’s back with his Game of Thrones sigils for the great houses of Westeros, Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen and Lannister. Belikov is a freelance illustrator from Chelyabinsk, Russia. As a child, he dreamed of being an animator and started spending his free time illustrating. Now, he…
  • FREEBIES: 10 Free One-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Prepaid Plans

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    As designers, we know how essential Adobe’s applications are in everything that we do. From photo manipulation and editing to web design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects are a designer’s choice of weapons in their arsenal. Photo Credit: Adobe Blogs And we’re giving you just that. In partnership with Adobe USA, we’re giving you 10 Adobe Creative Cloud Prepaid Plan Accounts with a value of $599.88 absolutely free. Adobe Creative Cloud is the latest iteration to Adobe System’s Creative Suite applications. It is a software as a service offering that…
  • This Is Your Brain On Drugs—Minimalist Posters by Meaghan Li

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Despite all the bad effects of drugs both physically and emotionally, there’s no question about the visual stimulation it can give to a user. Something graphic designer Meaghan Li tried to depict in her side project This Is Your Brain On Drugs.  The title is reminiscent of two ad campaigns of the same name by the  Partnership for a Drug-Free America. The two PSAs are large scale anti-narcotic campaigns using a frying egg as a metaphor for the brain getting “fried by drugs”. Meaghan Li’s posters, however, attempt to illustrate the lucid effects of each drug in an…
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Verizon Fiber - Stop Motion

    abduzeedo
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Motion design, and animation in general, is something I wouldn't consider to be one of my strengths. Not only due to technical knowledge, but there's something else more related with timing and natural motion that is pretty hard for me to translate into any digital format. Seeing the work that Tom Alex Buch did for Verizon Fiber makes me acknowledge that and admire people that are able to execute with precision. Especially when we are talking about stop motion animation. Check it out, it's simply amazing. The Brief: Design and figure out how to create animated hand made feeling wire sculpture…
  • Daily Inspiration #2056

    fabiano
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by alejandromilastudio Found by Arepo Found by Boris Hrncic Found by Carlos Angeli Found by Carlos Cananéa Found by Daniel Bogni Found by Denis Found by Dennie Soetopo Found by domenicofrongillo Found…
  • The Perfect Office - Brain Specimen Coasters, Dell UltraSharp U3415W and Office Ideas

    PauloGabriel
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we've picked some must have items for you, like the super fun Superhero Mug! I'd love to get one! There's also the amazing Brain Specimen Coasters, to bring that Mad Scientist feel to your office. We've also picked the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, which seems to be a great acquisition to any movie maker! But there's more!
  • App Icon Sketches by Ramotion

    paul0v2
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    Ramotion is a digital design agency with incredible works. In this post we selected some app icon sketches they have as part of their app icon design process. Take a look at these icons before they become fully digitalized. For more form Ramotion visit http://ramotion.com/. An application icon is all about creating an image of a product. It should clearly define the application's philosophy and create an image memorable to the user. Tags: icondesignsketchespaul0v2's blog
  • UI/UX Works by Victor Erixon

    AoiroStudio
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    We are featuring the work of Victor Erixon today, he is a product designer working at Articulate. Since 2012, he has been working at creating applications, websites and more. Check out his work. All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon All Rights by Victor Erixon Links More info about Victor Erixon: http://victorerixon.comli> Follow Victor on Dribbble: https://dribbble.com/victorerixon…
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • How To Create a Great Gatsby Style Art Deco Pattern

    Chris Spooner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Art Deco is an iconic design style from the 1920s that was recently given a new lease of life thanks to the movie The Great Gatsby. Geometric, angular shapes and symmetry are some of the key features of the art deco style, which produce some beautiful graphic designs when used as backgrounds, frames and patterns. In today’s tutorial we’ll use Illustrator to create a detailed art deco pattern, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to polish it up with shiny brass metal effects. The design we’ll be creating in this tutorial is an intricate mix of angular lines to create a…
  • Brown Paper Texture Pack Vol 1 for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week Access All Areas members are being given a brand new resource from Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop. This Ultimate Brown Texture Pack is the first of three volumes that will be donated to members over the upcoming months. Each pack contains 15 super high resolution texture files of brown paper bags with varying degrees of grain, creases and folds to give your designs a craft inspired vibe. At 5,090×7,000 pixels @ 600 dpi these professional quality textures have a high enough resolution for the largest of print designs. Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop is the place to go…
  • 99% Off 22 Professional Fonts. That’s a Saving of $2500!

    Chris Spooner
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything for sale at 99% off before, but Design Cuts have just released a new font bundle with this massive discount. For a limited time you can get your hands on 22 professional font families worth $2622 for just $29, giving you an unbelievable saving of over $2500! The fonts included are top quality too, they’re all best sellers at their full price, which is often more than the entire bundle. Each one comes with multiple weights, extensive language support and loads of contextual alternates, which sets them apart from the bog standard free…
  • 20 Free Logo Mockup PSDs to Present your Designs

    Chris Spooner
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Logo mockup templates are clever PSD files that allow you to easily place your logo onto various surfaces to create realistic simulations of how your design would look as a real life print. These logo mockups are especially useful for presenting your designs to clients, or showing off your work in your portfolio. Seeing a design mocked up as a luxurious print helps give the design a tangible quality that isn’t represented in a logo’s basic black and white design. Leather Stamping Logo Mockup Download this logo mockup template Spot UV Logo Mockup Download this mockup template…
  • 90 Photoshop Texture Brushes for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have a brand new resource for my Access All Areas members this week, courtesy of Sivioco. Brush Lab is a collection of over 90 Brushes and 5 Actions, but these aren’t your average Photoshop brushes! The problem with a typical texture brush is it doesn’t really behave much like a brush at all. Rather than being able to paint with them, you usually have to click repeatedly across your canvas, building up areas of texture click by click. With Brush Lab, Sivioco has created a unique set of Photoshop brushes that solves this problem, giving you the ability to effectively…
 
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  • Canadian Logos

    Antonio Carusone
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    Design agency Northern Army has created this wonderful project that preserves Canadian logo design. There are some not-so-great designs, but so many gems.
  • Neue Haas Unica

    Antonio Carusone
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    In the late 70s, Haas Type Foundry commissioned Team ’77 to create a new sans-serif that combined the great qualities of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk. They came up with Unica, which was released in 1980. Working from prints of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk, the trio identified, compared and evaluated the finest of details, creating a new-generation sans-serif that eliminated the imperfections of its predecessors. “Unica was designed to be different,” said André Gürtler; “sharper than Helvetica, warmer than Univers, cleaner than Akzidenz.” Because of legal…
  • Spin: The University for the Creative Arts Identity

    Antonio Carusone
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Spin has recently design this new identity for The University for the Creative Arts in England, that is based on the simple stencil. The identity will be applied to stationery, website, print, motion graphics, signage, and environmental graphics.
  • Timeless: Massimo Vignelli

    Antonio Carusone
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Hey folks, I’ve been out of town for the last few weeks, which is why it’s been quiet around here. But I’m back and the posts will be back on a regular schedule. Timeless: Massimo Vignelli is an exhibition curated by design studio Husmee, and Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse, that honors the work of Massimo Vignelli. It’s open now until April 18, 2015 at the Okendo Cultural Centre in San Sebastián, Spain. The exhibition includes original work from Vignelli and a series of posters designed by a select group of designers and design studios, that include Atlas, Toko, BVD, Hey…
  • Albert Romagosa Design Cabinet

    Antonio Carusone
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Some nice work coming out of Barcelona based studio Albert Romagosa Design Cabinet.
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    CoolBoom

  • Modern Dream House Designs with White Interior Imagination

    Author
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    The great landscaping of this clean and clear home outside view is one of the most inviting thing from thismodern dream house design. The nice performance of the exterior is making us feel curious and want to come in and enjoy every single side and room of this house. The outside space of this house is simple and look vintage event the whole concept of this place is modern style. Don’t hesitate to looking out the entire side of this house and let’s move guys! [via]   This modern white dream house living room is the first room of this modern dream house design that will welcome us…
  • Luxury Malibu Residence Design with Wooden Interior Landscape

    Author
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    Welcome to the great journey of this great Malibu residence design and our eye will see the chocolate Malibu house interior in this residence review. The applicative design of this residence will completely invite us to come and enjoy the nice design of this Malibu residence. This Malibu residence design uses both chocolate and white color tone as the main color application. The simple and humble design of this residence combine with those two color tone make the complete performance of this residence become awesome. [via]   The luxury Malibu Residence landscape from this Malibu…
  • Modern Cleveland Brain Clinic Design with Stainless Steel Exterior

    Author
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Welcome to this modern brain clinic building, and let’s start the journey of fall in love with this cleveland brain clinic . The un-mutual design of the building will completely rob our attention and we will be completely fall in love with this building after we are come in into this clinic. Beside the main function of this building as the center of brain clinic, this building is decorated with awesome planner for both interior and exterior. [via] The cleveland brain clinic that we can see in this review is show the modernism style from the exterior space while the inside space of this…
  • Modern Private House Designs with Nice Lighting Fixtures Exterior

    Author
    4 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    There is no significant meaning of private house but, if we are looking down this modern private house landscaping our mind will understand that this is such a building with the high quality and decorated beautifully. The private thought of this house probably come from the limited furniture or material that uses to build the house. There is so many modern private house designinspiration that we can use as the guide or just as an inspiring landscape. Both modern and the main spirit of private style are blend in this house and we can see through these entire landscape directly. [via] Another…
  • Modern Moroccan House Designs with Minimal View Space

    Author
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
          This is one of the most humble house living space design that I ever seen. Inspired from Middle East, this modern Moroccan house design will be suitable for those who want to have a simplicity living space combine with modern application. Those simplicity and modern style will embrace along the house and spark almost in the whole side space of this house. There is some modern furniture that we can see in this house. That entire modern furniture is the balance system from this house. That furniture will show the strong character of simplicity and make the surrounded space…
 
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    Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog

  • 10 Photoshop brushes for lightning effects creation

    Sabina Hona
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    In this today’s blog post, we have 10 incredible Photoshop brushes that can be used to create amazing designs for lightning effects creation. These collection are really worthy and free to download. You can use them for your personal use or project that requires lighting effect. Have a look at them below! 1. Glow Brushes […] The post 10 Photoshop brushes for lightning effects creation appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Thinkdust: 148 fonts mega bundle You’ll find one of everything you […] The post Design deals for the week appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 10 useful CSS generation tools for web designers

    Mirko
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:44 pm
    CSS has evolved at a crazy pace in the past years. Stylesheets are becoming more and more complex, and the possibilities they offer go much further now. You can even draw or create small animations with it. That complexity makes it often more tedious to work with CSS. That’s the reason why we need tools […] The post 10 useful CSS generation tools for web designers appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Spectacular digital 3D sculptures by Yuichi Ikehata

    Mirko
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Japanese sculptor Yuichi Ikehata’s sculptures are both beautiful and a bit scary. He works with 3D software to create body parts and faces that seem to decompose, with the underlying structure starting to show. Truly stunning. The post Spectacular digital 3D sculptures by Yuichi Ikehata appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • No more boring mug at your desk: 15 cool and creative mugs

    Sabina Hona
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Tired of same old mug design for having a tea or coffee? Then here we have 15 cool and creative mugs. Have a look at them below! 1. Stag Horn Mug This silver-plated mug has a real stag horn as a handle. Would you like to try it? 2. Tea-Code Tea Code Cup has a […] The post No more boring mug at your desk: 15 cool and creative mugs appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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    SEI Design Group Blog

  • Congratulations Heuvelton CSD!

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

    SEI Design Group
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Marcellus Central School District residents approved a $14.85 million proposal to upgrade the High School and provide enhancements at the Middle School and Elementary School.  Many of the improvements were identified as priorities in the district’s required Building Condition Survey, including new water pumps/ pipes, removal of asbestos and lead-based paint, painting of exterior wood fascia and new unit ventilators at KCH.
  • SEI Annual Soup Day

    SEI Design Group
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    Recently, the Rochester Office held their 3rd Annual Soup Day.  Kudos to all who participated in the competition, and slaved over a hot pot!  Everyone enjoyed tasting all the soups and sides that arrived, and then voting for their fave.  This year, Alan won first place for his PHO!  Congrats Alan, and thank you, Beth, for organizing.
  • Congratulations Lisbon CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Congratulations to Lisbon Central School District!  District voters approved a $4.9 million capital improvement project to renovate and upgrade their school building. The scope of work includes safety and security improvements, HVAC upgrades, and site work improvements.
  • Congrats Carthage CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Congratulations to Carthage Central School District.  District voters approved an $11.9 million capital improvement project. The scope of work addresses safety and security, technology infrastructure and general maintenance issues at several of the district’s buildings.
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    Funtasticus - Great Stuff...Daily!

  • Greatest Game Show Ever

    Pony
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is how you make American idol relevant again! The post Greatest Game Show Ever appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Friday Wild Girls

    Pony
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    How  come whenever a lap is needed this badly my lap is no where in the vicinity? The post Friday Wild Girls appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Well now that is just mean if you ask me. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Hannah Stocking is Hot

    Pony
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hannah Stocking is a model and girlfriend of NBA player Klay Thompson. The post Hannah Stocking is Hot appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Parents Are Awesome

    Pony
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a parent part of me find these very funny and others scare the hell out of me. The post Parents Are Awesome appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
 
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    Daily Icon

  • A’ House by WAA

    Merilin
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This compact private residence’s 136-square-meter area consists of five horizontally divided spaces, each connected by a minuscule sculptural spiraling staircase that, given the footprint of the house, allows for loft-like spaces within its intimate confines. Oversized windows punctuate the house, each with two layers of glazing. Transparent and relief glass extend to the floor, to ensure that the house remains responsive to passing street life. When closed, they cloak the house within an iridescent texture. On the ground floor, one of these windows serves as the main entry, and slides…
  • Kuskoa Collection by Jean Louis Iratzoki

    Merilin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The Kuskoa collection is inspired by the first plastic chairs designed by Robin Day. But in this case, all the chair is crafted out of wood, providing a warm appearance, comfort and resistance. The shell, front upholstered or fully in wood, perches delicately on a frame of solid wood. Kuskoa, by Jean Louis Iratzoki, for Alki
  • Florist Studio by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

    Merilin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The frameless glass makes this a special open space that is completely invaded by the exterior nature. Thus, the gallery becomes a true stage for the client, while the exterior green landscape transforms into a perfect background setting. The glass is sandwiched between by a 22-metre-long floor slab and roof that project out at the front to form a sheltered terrace. The reinforced concrete roof cantilevers from a steel framework, enclosing a corridor at the rear of the building, to ensure the gallery interior is free of any columns that might obstruct the view. Florist Studio, Mie, Japan, by…
  • Mad Men Monument by Lorenzo Apicella

    Merilin
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Over the course of seven seasons, the landmark series “Mad Men” has charted the rise of ad man Don Draper in the “Golden Age” of advertising in 1960s New York. The bench is located in front of the Time & Life Building, fictional home of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Designed by Pentagram’s Lorenzo Apicella, Michael Bierut and Emily Oberman, the monument takes the form of a sleek, elegant bench that features the iconic graphic of Draper from the show’s opening title sequence. The idea behind the bench is strong and simple. The silhouette of Don with his arm draped over a couch…
  • Past Turned Into Space by Pitsou Kedem Architects

    Merilin
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The combination of modern design and the neo-classical structure from the 1930’s enabled the designer to create a world full of contrasts and tensions combined in one project; between elegant and industrial, between raw and ornamental, between simple and complex. Together, they enrich the structure, both architecturally as well as the relationships between the space and those in it, and tell the tale of two periods in one space. In order to preserve and respect the tradition and the past, the materials chosen for the apartment’s renovation were all raw materials. The open balcony, the…
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    BOOOOOOOM!

  • New York-Based Painter Ida Badal

    Jeff
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:16 am
    The world seen from above, paintings by New York-based artist Ida Badal. More works below.View the whole post: New York-Based Painter Ida Badal over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed

    Jeff
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    There’s something strangely satisfying about these film posters with the main titles and subjects completely erased, by French art director Madani Bendjellal. Chances are you’ll be able to easily recognize them all! More images below.View the whole post: Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Animation of the Day: Swap Meet

    Jeff
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    Animator Caleb Wood organized a collaborative experiment with 13 other visual artists and a couple sound artists. Each artist created a background and traded it with another artist, animating over top of the other’s work. Watch the terrific results below.View the whole post: Animation of the Day: Swap Meet over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: Baggage Man by Sizarr

    Prosthetic Knowledge
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    Latest video for German Post-Punk band Sizarr is made using 3D imaging technology to create point clouds which produce a pointilistic effect – video embedded below:View the whole post: Music Video: Baggage Man by Sizarr over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Los Angeles-based Painter Alison Blickle

    Jeff
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:12 am
    A selection of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Alison Blickle from her show at Kravets / Wehby (New York) opening this week. More images below.View the whole post: Los Angeles-based Painter Alison Blickle over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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    Tracey Grady Graphic Design

  • 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…
  • Keeping a Creative Journal

    Tracey Grady
    12 Oct 2011 | 9:55 pm
      I’m going to share one of the most important tools I have used for my work over many years: a journal of creative ideas. Keeping this journal is a habit I am glad to have developed early in my life; for me it has been a useful and rewarding form of professional development. Working in a creative industry means coming up with ideas and developing them into something that someone will pay for. But inspiration isn’t a tap that you can turn on and off at will, nor can you guarantee that good ideas will always hit you between the hours of 9am and 5pm (or whatever hours you put in at…
  • Why You Should ALWAYS Check the Details … Again!

    Tracey Grady
    18 Nov 2009 | 2:13 am
    Designers can be a finicky bunch. We can spend hours poring over Pantone colour books or font catalogues to get the right look for our work. A lot of us still put in the time to make sure a website looks the way it was intended even in legacy versions of Internet Explorer. All that striving for perfection can drive a person nuts. For the last couple of years I’ve had a scrap of paper pinned up at my work station, with the following quote from John Updike: “Perfectionism is the enemy of creation.” I need to be regularly reminded of this point. All the same, I’m going to…
  • Website Checklist: What You Need to Get Your Site Launched

    Tracey Grady
    27 Oct 2009 | 4:12 am
    I find checklists useful when I’m planning a new project on a big scale, and let’s face it: a lot of websites fall into the category of big projects! I’ve compiled this checklist to assist anyone who’s planning to get a website for their business or professional activities. It helps to have the steps clearly outlined, because not every stage is necessarily an obvious one. My last design checklist proved very helpful to many people, and I hope this one will be just as useful. Web Host Not the same as your Internet Service Provider (ISP) although some ISPs offer web…
  • Design Inspiration: Pattern-Style Drawings & Busy Illustrations

    Tracey Grady
    14 Oct 2009 | 3:24 am
    The crossover between line illustrations and patterns is a trend that’s been developing for a few years. It’s playful, and frequently naive in style. What’s especially interesting is how this style of illustration is successfully being applied across a broad range of design media, from murals and wallpaper to packaging, from t-shirt designs to the web. This collection of “busy” or pattern-style illustrations takes in everything from major product campaigns to doodles. The beauty of this style is that it can be built up through many layers of digital graphics, or…
 
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    INHABITAT

  • Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel

    Liz Eve
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Read the rest of Playful Melbourne family home by Make Architecture has a community hub feel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Architecture, Australian Home Renovation, green renovation, house extension, make architecture, Melbourne, natural light
  • Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete

    Lucy Wang
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The upcoming Milan Expo has been hit by yet another scandal, this time from reports that some of the Expo buildings will not be completed in time for the May 1 opening. The bad news follows a string of controversies including allegations of corruption and Expo masterplanner Jacques Herzog’s criticism of the event as a “vanity fair.” Although the Expo is slated to open on schedule, Italy Chronicles and Dezeen report that the buildings still under construction will not undergo standard safety inspections and a nearly €3 million separate contract has been awarded to hide ongoing…
  • Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create mesmerizing Continuum lights

    Lidija Grozdanic
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The Continuum is a luminous artwork that plays with the concepts of light and form. This beautifully-shaped object, made by Japanese design collective Kappes, creates an ethereal light animated by the movement of small wires placed at its core. The design was featured recently at the Salone Satellite at Milan Design Week, an exhibition where emerging young designers gather to collaborate and share their innovative ideas.. Read the rest of Japanese designer Kappes uses ethereal dancing steel wires to create mesmerizing Continuum lights Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art,…
  • William Shatner proposes $30 billion Kickstarter-funded pipeline to solve California’s water woes

    Charley Cameron
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:58 pm
    William Shatner has been many things over the course of his career—actor, author, activist, horse-breeder, and car insurance spokesperson, to name just a few—but his latest area of concern is somewhat of a head-scratcher. In an interview with Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue, Shatner gave him quite the scoop, announcing that: “I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion… to build a pipeline… Say, from Seattle. A place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water,” down to California to address the drought. And judging by the video, Shatner…
  • Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students

    Katie Medlock
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Read the rest of Mexican university annex is a breezy open-air workshop for sustainability students Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air flow, guadalajara, ITESO University, mexico, Sustainable Building, TID Annex, Workshop
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    Motionworks

  • New Features in Ae CC 13.5

    John Dickinson
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    After Effects CC 13.5 has been announced and in this overview I walk through the main new features and enhancements.
  • TF1 Bumpers – 2015

    John Dickinson
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Paris-based Naked created this fantastic package of bumpers. I asked Creative Director Patrick Delobelle to share some insight: “The main idea for this broadcast campaign was to come up with original and captivating eight-second bumpers that would surprise the viewers. Two versions of each bumper were created: one to lead in the commercial block, and another to lead out of it and come back to the TV program. On French television, it is compulsory to have clear visuals leading in and out of commercial blocks.New details can be noticed by the viewers each time.In order to stand out…
  • Sapphire at NAB

    John Dickinson
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    I’ll be demoing in the GenArts booth at NAB in Las Vegas on April 13th to 15th. Be sure to drop by for a demo of Sapphire 8 for After Effects, including great new enhancements coming in the next version.
  • Universe 1.4

    John Dickinson
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Red Giant has released Universe 1.4 with a host of new features, new premium effects including Knoll Light Transition, Picture In Picture, Texturize and ToonIt Thermal and free effects including Magnetic Displace, Soft Edge Wipe, Elliptical Distortion, Compare Frames. Universe also now includes support for FXHome HitFilm 3 Pro.
  • Cinema 4D Quick Tip #2

    John Dickinson
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Making It Look Great host Rob Redman explains how to model more efficiently, using a simple tool for custom commands. No need to go hunting for the right icon anymore.
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    Soumitri

  • Migrants from India settled in Australia 4,000 years ago before Captain Cook’s arrival (and they took their dingos with them) | Daily Mail Online

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    This news item came up in the Daily Mail – scientists speak about the results of the Human Genome project –  that the Tamil gene in the Australian Aboriginal population was 140 generations old. (Thanks Arvind for the original post). What is interesting is that the humble dingo is now a cousin of the Indian dog. Then the zh can be found in Australia. David Gulpilil is an Australian Aboriginal Actor – http://www.gulpilil.com. He pronounces his name in the Tamil way – Gulpizhil – the zh sound as in vazhapazham. Which I have always found interesting. So it appears…
  • Jam of Cane sugar and Fresh Figs

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:17 pm
    We have a fig tree in our back yard – just one. Every year it produces a lot of fruit through February and March. We are mindful that this is the bounty of nature. The fruit the tree produces is therefore meant for us and for the birds. The birds are Rainbow Lorikeets mainly. We often let our friends-visitors pluck the fruit and take some home. Figs are not everyone’s favourite fruit so there is often a good level of sharing between birds, home owner and the visitors. This year we did not have a hot summer and the mildness of the temperatures may have slowed the fruiting of the…
  • Grape Jelly Recipe

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    This is a post about harvesting grapes from my backyard and then making Jelly from the grapes. We have a single vine in our backyard and it throws up a profusion of grapes every year. One year, on black saturday, the heat dried all the grapes on the vine – we wondered if they had become sultanas. We pluck grapes, hand them out to visitors and there is a still quite a lot left over. Like the sole fig tree which generates two harvests a year the grapes too needed a processing activity. So I approached the vine yesterday, a sunny saturday (which later turned violently stormy), with a…
  • Yannis Varoufakis

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    I heard Varoufakis on the radio this morning. Then put on this TED talk of his and sat watching it with my daughter. “When someone is insolvent will you give them a huge loan” he asks. This is exactly what EU did to Greece with the collusion of the Greek’s politicians. He then goes on to ask – if you are saddled with a loan that is huge and that you cannot hope to pay it off -what is the solution? The people giving you the loan write off half the loan (Germany post war) or you tie the repayment to the growth of the GDP (Australian student loans). He is brilliant and I…
  • Posters of Hope and other such

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Re Shepard Fairey – he designed the Obama Poster. Today Michael (who I sat next to at dinner a couple of years ago, plus who is the father of RJ Nina Las Vegas) was featured in the Age – for his poster in Sydney. He has made an Abbott poster. The large majority of people reading this post have seen this image before. This iconic image of Barack Obama, adorned on posters, stickers, clothing and more, was created by Los Angeles-based, contemporary street artist Shepard Fairey. This image has become a pop cultural phenomenon and an important symbol in the political landscape of…
 
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    Culturepush

  • Spotted! Cai Weijie

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    We don’t feature enough Product Design here on Culturepush – I know – but we pretty much have to wait for student work to pop up in our news feed around graduation time. So please folks – get your work out there and email us! Today we would like you to meet Cai Weijie who will be graduating from Product Design at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) this May. We asked him about his final year work (top image) and here goes: “The art of Photography and the practices of its craft encourage the understanding of the relationship between the Object and Subject.
  • Spotted! Zachary Cheong

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Today, we are marveling about the work of Zachary Cheong, an aspiring designer who will graduate from the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) next month. “I’m inspired by the form, shape and structure of things around me. With the perspective and knowledge I acquired, I process and translate what I see into new creative ideas and design aesthetics.” We can’t wait to see what he gets up to after graduation.  
  • Spotted! Kapie Eipak

    Michele Adriaens
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Kapie experiments in various styles ranging from illustration to animation, photography and graphic design. We’ve decided to focus on his illustration work. There’s something deeply personal about the images which evokes an almost timid feeling of intruding. “I am interested in highly narcissistic subject matter and sexuality. I often believe and doubt, attempt and give up, and try again … that’s how I learn. At work, I aim to create meaning delivered by technical flawlessness. At home, I drink bubble tea and cuddle in bed. ”…
  • Spotted! Kho Ruiwei

    Michele Adriaens
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Another final year student alert! Meet Ruiwei, currently working on her degree in visual communication at ADM, NTU. She also designs wearable art and enjoys experimenting with unconventional materials in order to produce unique works that are rich in tactility. Keep an eye on this girl!  
  • Nookmag’s Drawstring Project

    Culturepush
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    Left to Right: Padlin, Zaki Shariff Left to Right: Hippodoodle, Padlin x Hippodoodle Left to Right: Hippodoodle x Rinniey. K, Rinniey. K, Rinniey. K x Zaki Shariff (from the press release) Alternative lifestyle and street culture magazine Nookmag brings together local illustrators and designers in The Drawstring Project, an initiative that presents homegrown works and encourages camaraderie amongst creatives. The Drawstring Project aims to spark a chain of designer collaborations, starting with designer numero uno, illustrator and art educator Padlin. Each designer in The Drawstring Project…
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  • Exclusive Interview with Nicola Formichetti on Pepsi’s Packaging Design Challenge

    Elizabeth Freeman
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Pepsi puts creative control in the hands of fans with the #PEPSICHALLENGE. Consumers have the extraordinary opportunity to re-envision the universally celebrated and recognized can with their own special designs and creative flair in the "Live For Now" Design Challenge. To launch the event, world-renowned fashion designer and creative director, Nichola Formichetti showcases his concept that serves as inspiration."The Pepsi Challenge is all abut encouraging consumers around the world to step out of their comfort zone and accept a new challenge and opportunity. Design has long been a…
  • Design Nugget #25

    Elizabeth Freeman
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Did you know, the original Honey Bear bottle created by Dutch Gold, did not have black eyes or noses? That being said, the founders had their daughters hand paint the facial features on (and sometimes red lips were added).#designnugget         Related Posts:Design Nugget #24Design Nugget #23 
  • Top 10 Packaging Projects & Articles

    Elizabeth Freeman
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Brighten up your dull Monday morning with colorful concepts and packaging design articles. 1. Packaging 101 Part 3  2. Sandow London  3. Savon Stories  4. Anteeo Tea Company  5. Yachtsetter  6. Kix Cereal  7. Harmony Spring  8. Before & After: Cabo Chips  9. Gaea Fruit Bars  10. L'Artigiano         Related Posts:Top 10 Packaging Projects & Articles 
  • Design Today: 10 Questions with Honest Company

    Grant Van Sant
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Interviewer: Grant Van SantInterviewee: Christopher Gavigan, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer &Tim Hankins, Director of Creative ServicesHow does sustainability relate to your overall business strategy and company values at Honest?Christopher: The Honest Company is all about creating exceptional products that seek to make the world a greater place: safe, healthy, delightful, and happy for all. As a social enterprise, we’re on a mission to set a new set of standards for our products with the goal of reducing the ubiquitous presence of toxic chemicals in, on, and around…
  • Dove Quench Absolute

    Theresa Christine Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    For the latest addition to Dove’s Advanced Hair Series, they needed a design that would not only complement the existing products but stand boldly alone. JDO created a clean design utilizing a rich bronze hue to highlight the advanced therapy and luxurious ingredients inside the Quench Absolute line. “This is the most nourishing range from Dove Advanced Hair Series to date. JDO reflected this by developing a rich bronze colour to capture and define the range.  The active ingredients work by nourishing hair from the inside out.  JDO developed a range icon – an oil droplet…
 
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    dsgnWrld

  • Get Creative with Upholstery Fabric

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

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

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    ‘Following on from the James Danziger Gallery (founded in 1989,) Danziger Projects opened in November 2004 in the heart of the Chelsea art district. Focusing primarily on artists working in photography, but also exhibiting video and painting, Danziger Projects combines the presentation of new work with the rediscovery and re-assessment of work by established voices.’ […] The post Graphics, Art, and Photography from the Obama campaign appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda dies at 76

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    The influential Japanese graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda died of a stroke in Tokyo on January 11, 2009, he was 76 years old. The designer was well-known for his anti-war and activist posters which featured iconic and simple graphics. He did very little client work and mainly concentrated on social and cultural concerns as well as […] The post Graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda dies at 76 appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Creative Teen Bedroom Ideas

    admin
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Decorating a teenage girl’s bedroom is a creative art work for parent to fulfill the needs of a teen especially girls having many desires in their mind regarding their room. It’s going to be a fun job. There are a lot of things you should take care of — from choosing a cool color theme […] The post Creative Teen Bedroom Ideas appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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    Revenue Robot

  • How to Stop “best-seo-solution.com” Spam Bot

    Revenue Robot
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:14 pm
    (Photo: Credits) If you’ve recently checked your website statistics you may have noticed a site labeled “best-seo-solution.com/try.php” appearing multiple times a day in your stats.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Custom – Modded Xbox One Controllers

    Revenue Robot
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    (photo: credits) Are you looking to increase the ability to get more action in your online game play? Then why not try an Xbox One modded controller? Here is a product description for a modded... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Chromecast HDMI with $20 Google Play Credit

    Revenue Robot
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    (photo: credits) You read the title correct! For a limited time (between December 7 and December 21, 2014) if you purchase a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player through Amazon you’ll... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle

    Revenue Robot
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    (photo: credits) I’ve come to believe that the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle is probably the best deal yet if you plan on purchasing Xbox Call of Duty: Advanced... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – “Induction” Gameplay

    Revenue Robot
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The video above shows gameplay from the “Induction” campaign level, which follows a group of US Marines as they drop into the battle lines of Seoul, South Korea. This gameplay looks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    DesignApplause

  • in the tube with de dominique perrault et gaëlle lauriot-prévost. milan 2015.

    PRand
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:48 pm
    in the tube > from the architectural to the domestic. The architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot‑Prévost designed this collection with the objective of it being utterly original, almost indescribable, nearly unbreakable, timeless and completely durable. The in the tube > collection comprises strong forms, designs that are both free and constrained, developed in several lengths, diameters and colors. Made in borosilicate glass and closed with aluminum stoppers sealed in silicon, the mountings are in stainless-steel which allow it to be used as a suspension as well as…
  • milan design week 2015: preview & satellite events.

    PRand
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    Fuorisalone 2015 in Milan will be held in a series of design districts: first of all, the world-famous Zona Tortona, followed by other remarkable districts such as Brera, Porta Venezia, Lambrate, Sarpi and San Babila. All of these will host an impressive series of design-related events during the six days of the Milan Design Week. [ belgium is design ] 14 > 19 april | academy of fine art | via brera 28 ‘Belgium is Design’ is a joint declaration between the three different regions in the country, it recognizes that Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia are host to various talented designers that…
  • chrysler car designer ralph gilles promoted to fca’s global head of design.

    Phil Patton
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Ralph Gilles, longtime chief designer for Fiat Chrysler in the United States, has been appointed head of design for the automaker’s global parent. He succeeds Lorenzo Ramaciotti who is retiring. The sizeable move now puts Gilles in charge of designing new cars for Fiat, Maserati an Alfa Romeo. Over the past 18 months Gilles has overseen design development of the Chrysler 200 (above) and the Jeep Grand Cherokee (below) . While the company was in bankruptcy, Gilles quietly led the revival of the Dodge Viper.
  • salone del mobile plans to set the bar extra high on the 2015 edition.

    Nicolae Halmaghi
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Milan is preparing to host the annual pilgrimage of the design faithful. Manufacturers, buyers, sellers, famed designers, newbies, design addicts and design spies… everybody shows up to take in what the world will offer in the near future. The evolution of the Salone has become the blueprint of the design week movement and with it, created a double-edged sword. On one side a wider awareness of design, on the other it has planted the seeds around the world for similar events. We now have over 100 cities around the world who are holding some kind of design driven festival that could…
  • sxsw keynote plows into the plight of driverless cars.

    PRand
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    sxsw keynote plows into the plight of driverless cars. “catastrophically imperfect”. via washington post [RK]
 
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Blackman Cruz Design Auction at Wright

    Collecting Design
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    Wright presents Blackman Cruz, a special auction organized in collaboration with the renowned Los Angeles dealers. Comprised of furniture, design and objects selected specifically for this sale, Blackman Cruz includes alluring and exquisite works characteristic of their selective and inquisitive eye. read more
  • ‘The Department Store’ by Lee Broom / Milan 2015

    Collecting Design
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Critically acclaimed British product and interior designer Lee Broom has transformed a street of disused shops on Via Alfredo Cappellini to create ‘The Department Store’, his largest exhibition to date with the launch of over twenty new products. read more
  • Top 10 Things Not to Miss in Milan

    Collecting Design
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:36 am
    Once again the international design community has arrived in Milan for Salone del Mobile. To help curate your trip we have a selection of exhibitions to make sure you see while you are in Milan. read more
  • '21st Century Architecture. Introducing Non-Design and Quiet Architecture' by Rabih Hage

    Collecting Design
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    My definition of good architecture is the skill of intelligently and creatively using existing structures; enhancing and transforming them to fit new functionalities and ways of living. This is progressive architecture; architecture that will preserve the environment, increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and minimise unnecessary impact on the urban fabric and our planet. read more
  • Posa Project: Falcon Perches by Massimo Faion

    Collecting Design
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    Italian Designer Massimo Faion created Posa Project, a new interpretation of falcon perches that comes directly from the original aesthetical criterions and combined with luxurious materials they become a precious object, a statement going beyond its functional value. It combines volumes and geometric forms adapted to precise technical requirements. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Ibán Ramón

    Carole Guevin
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Ibán Ramón, based in Valencia, Spain, is a graphic designer who has a deep passion for photography. He shoots deserted, uncanny landscapes and sometimes derelict artefacts. Most often – shrouded in a thick fog. You can view more here.
  • Curiosity is essential

    Carole Guevin
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    3 Ways embracing curiosity can change your life by Warren Berger _______ Penchant for wondering and questioning has consistently led him to new ideas and fresh opportunities, while also helping him to overcome fears, broaden his thinking, and become a better manager of others. The most successful ones to be people of wide-ranging curiosity who also knew when and how to narrow their focus, channeling their curiosity in a particularly promising direction. 1. Use curiosity to broaden your horizons and discover new possibilities. 2. Use curiosity as a self-motivating force. 3. Use curiosity to…
  • ADearFriend (indeed!)

    Carole Guevin
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    A really rare quality – altho in my eyes – a very necessary one – is the ability as creatives for reinvention. Pushing + expanding the scope of our skills is a given – but what about doing same to expand our design vision? _______ Chris Ro + ADearFriend studio do it. And the results – proof – that originality just reached another sphere. His 3rd portfolio review.
  • Being imaginative??

    Carole Guevin
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    How to build your imagination by Tanner Christensen “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein _______ A crucial aspect of creative thinking is the capacity to imagine. What fuels imagination is everything we already know. Build knowledge and gain new understandings of the world. Remain powerfully curious about that knowledge. Imagining the improbable.
  • Glitchi + privacy

    Carole Guevin
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Glitchi was created to take back our privacy by sending encrypted messages on iPhone. _______ Created to defeat that every time we download an app, we have to accept their privacy terms, and agree to give up part of our freedom.
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    Remodelista

  • The Unique Space: A Workspace for LA Creatives

    Julie Carlson
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the working nomad: The Unique Space is a communal workspace in LA's Arts District housed in a converted historic factory. Founder Sonja Rasula, a media maven turned entrepreneur and interior designer, created the Unique Space to offer the city's creatives a "fresh, inspiring co-work space" with communal kitchen, private meeting rooms, and a library and lounge. Rasula oversaw the design, using "locally made furniture, wallpaper, and other one-of-a-kind details." Prices range from $35 for a drop-in day to $350 per month for a full-time membership. Above: The cooperative kitchen features a…
  • Rorschach Revisited: Ceramic Tiles from a Subversive Scottish Design Studio

    Sarah Lonsdale
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sausalito, California, tile company Clé has added a notable new name to its collection of artist-designed tiles: the Glasgow design studio Timorous Beasties, best known for its witty wallpaper and textiles. Clé founder Deborah Osburn discovered the work of T.B. founders Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley several years ago and was “captivated by these masters of the decorative motif and their irreverently elegant revisions of classic Victorian designs." Osborn invited the studio to collaborate, and the result is the Rorschach Tile Collection, which integrates classic damask motifs with…
  • Design Sleuth: 6 Summery Natural Fiber Pendant Lights

    Julie Carlson
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    A roundup of basket-weave pendant lights that telegraph summer. Above: A pair of pendant lights in a MCM Mykonos villa. Photograph by Romain Ricard. Above: The bell-shaped Seagrass Market Pendant, handwoven from natural wicker with a whitewashed finish, is $169 from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. Above: Pendant lights from Made in Mimbre; see details and more from the line at Wicker Made Modern from Chile. Above: The classic rattan Leran Pendant is $149 from Ikea. Above: The Nipprig Bamboo Shade is $24.99 from Ikea. Above: The Pacifica Pendant Light; $199 from Crate…
  • The Bohemian Life: Designer Lauren Soloff at Home in LA

    Margot Guralnick
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After working with paint and pattern all day, a lot of designers like to return home to a restorative palette of neutrals. Lauren Soloff finds tranquillity by allowing in a groundswell of color. A child of the seventies and eighties known for her invitingly laid-back interiors (she's on board with the macramé revival), Soloff lives with her eight-old-son, Roman, on the ground floor of a 1920s Spanish-style stucco house in LA's Hancock Park. A California convert, Soloff grew up in New York—she has an undergrad degree in art history from Columbia University and went on to study architecture…
  • Table of Contents: Primary Colors

    Remodelista Team
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Are you ready for a yellow floor? How about a green refrigerator? Now that we're devotees of the indoor-outdoor life, this week we're broadening our palette. Join us for a celebration of the power and potency of living with color.   Monday Above: At home in LA, Lauren Soloff—today's Designer Visit—goes bold and brave with a contemporary Indian silk rug. "I like to build color from the ground up," she says. Photograph by Nancy Neil. Tuesday Above: This week's Steal This Look is a soothingly colorful bedroom at the Hotel Tivoli in upstate New York, designed by art stars Brice…
 
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    frog

  • The Future of Industrial Work

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

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

    frog
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Below, frogs Laura Licari, Alex Conconi, and Todd Taylor share their thoughts on the event.
  • Wrangling Data in the Future Workplace

    Patrick Kalaher
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    As businesses around the world increasingly depend on data to inform their operations, the imperative to have effective data strategies only grows. From the tools that surface the data, to the strategies that turn information into insights, we must design toward a future where workers spend less time wrangling data and more time fostering human connections. What follows is an edited transcript of a conversation between frogs Patrick Kalaher (VP Technology Strategy) and Tjeerd Hoek (VP Creative) as they anticipate how this future will unfold. 1. We have heard frogs talk about how, in the…
  • Software Design for the Autonomous Employee

    Carsten Wierwille
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    There is a libertarian scent in the office, and it offers a glimpse into a future workplace with more employee autonomy. Almost 10 million people have viewed a 126-page deck on SlideShare about the culture of work at Netflix, in which CEO Reed Hastings dismisses process and control in favor of “a culture of creativity and self-discipline, freedom and responsibility.” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg called the deck “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.” In his new book, “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • 7 most popular Ecommerce Websites in the world

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

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

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

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

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

    Amy Locurto
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Hey Exclusive Living Locurto Members, I have a special surprise for you today!! I just added one of my FAVORITE party collection designs into the member’s only section. With a value of $23, this is a collection you should go download today and keep on hand for times when you need an invitation, hostess gift or poolside party decor! This beautiful party printable collection was designed for a backyard barbecue, poolside party, birthday party, engagement party or bridal shower. With some of my favorite colors like green, tangerine and pink, I can just imagine some of the pretty parties…
  • Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub | Mother’s Day Free Printables

    Amy Locurto
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mother’s Day is coming soon and that means it’s time to celebrate all of the fantastic mothers in your life! I’m excited to team up with a few friends to bring you some amazing DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, along with a fun giveaway you’re going to love!! A homemade gift is a perfect way to show someone how much you appreciate them. I love using essential oils around my home to help with various health issues, as well as enjoying a sweet smelling home, but I’m also addicted to making all kinds of goodies with my oils! Lemon Sugar Scrub & Free Printables I hope you enjoy…
  • Beautiful Kitchen Home Tour | Before & After Photos

    Amy Locurto
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    I love looking at photos houses and this beautiful kitchen home tour is one you don’t want to miss! If you follow me on Instagram then you might have noticed that I visited my new grand-nephew baby Alec in Missouri a few weeks ago. Isn’t he so cute??? Not only do my niece, Jaclyn and her husband make cute babies, they also make amazing homes!! He builds them and she decorates them. They really need a reality home show! She’s tall, thin and gorgeous with a big personality and background in television, he’s a handsome carpenter and pool business owner, they have…
  • Little Chick Lemon Tarts

    Jill Mills
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    I love anything lemon and these cute Little Chick Lemon Tarts are the perfect dessert recipe for spring! I have a fond memory from childhood of being put inside of a pen full of baby chickens. Cute and soft little yellow baby chicks hopping all around me! Ever since then, I’ve had a love of chickens. I even had a pet chicken named Chicken Little when I was in grade school. Ha! When Jill showed me this fun food recipe idea she made for us, I couldn’t have been more smitten. Two of my favorite things! These tasty lemon tarts are easy to make and you can decorate them…
  • Awesome Spring Cleaning Giveaway ($1500 Value)

    Amy Locurto
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s spring, and that means time for spring cleaning! I’m excited to team up with some of my blog friends to help make YOUR springtime cleaning something to look forward to with this fantastic giveaway! Thanks to the amazing bloggers listed below and our sponsors HomeRight, Dyson and The Container Store, you can win these amazing prizes in ONE, once-in-a-lifetime Spring Cleaning pack! HomeRight Steam Machine Plus (a $125 value), lightweight and powerful and perfect for steam-cleaning floors. Plus, with the included attachments you can steam-clean bathrooms, kitchens, and more!
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • Black, White and Chic All Over: Candy Black’s Sleek Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Describe your office space to us: Our office space was originally an Old Bakery that got covered up and fitted out with carpets and low office ceilings in the 90’s which we stripped back completely to its original form when we took over the space in 2010. The office has 2 levels, with the entry at ground floor and the main space in the basement, down our black industrial stairs. The flooring is all white tiles and the wall are the original tiles that span from floor to ceiling. The color scheme for the office is black and white with a hint of dark brown in the vintage leather sofas. We…
  • Transform your Garage into a Home Office Haven

    Rima Butto
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    If you lust over a plushy office while sitting at your makeshift desk-in-kitchen situation, listen up! What if I told you that you could have a chic, isolated home office without adding something new to your home? Ever thought about your garage? It may seem hard to believe, but some people don’t get much functional use out of their garage aside from it being a storage unit. However, garages can actually make for perfect home office spaces since they tend to be mildly spacious and at least a little secluded from the rest of your house, so you can have enough room for all your desired…
  • IKEA Hacks: Office Edition

    Rima Butto
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    I’m a huge fan of IKEA – simple design, great prices, what’s not to love? Though the problem with shopping at super popular furniture stores is just that, they’re popular, meaning that the desk you fell in love with is probably sitting in a thousand other people’s offices. Since I’m all for making things your own while also saving some serious cash, I’ve recently gotten into IKEA Hacks: easy ways to transform your furniture from the beloved Swedish manufacturer to make it look like it isn’t actually from there. Tons of different bloggers,…
  • Gail Johnson’s Wedded Bliss Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:31 am
    Describe your office space to us. Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? I have always been a big fan of everything Chanel (totally obsessed with everything black and white). I was afraid to paint the black/white striped accent wall because it was so bold. But, it was only paint and I knew that I could always paint over the stripes, if I didn’t like them. However, once the wall was painted, I fell in love with the stripes. Which stores or websites did you go to to purchase your office decor? I shopped online at some of my favorite stores – Z Gallerie,…
  • JMC Holdings’ Industrial-Cool Office by Emporium Design {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Describe your office space to us. Emporium Design: The guys at JMC approached us to design their office space, as big fans of a few of the hospitality places that we had recently designed, particularly those that embrace the materials often seen in industrial themed design: patinaed metal, reclaimed wood, factory style lighting. An office environment is quite different than a hospitality space, so integrating these materials and celebrating the industrial aesthetic, while being sensitive to various program and many ways that the office needs to perform, was a challenge. A custom…
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    Naldz Graphics

  • 40+ After Effects Shape Elements and Openers You Should Have

    Ronald Bien
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    Have you ever seen a remarkable animated opener or logo reveal that left a positive impression to you, and decided you want some of that for your own? Then you’ve come to the right page, my friend. With today’s digital and information age, businesses and websites who capitalize online are prompted to come up with exciting promotional graphics that will entice the attention of their target audience. After Effects opener templates and elements are very capable of providing these unique presentations and motion graphics that will surely give a desirable kick to your promotional video.
  • Photorealistic Food Artworks You Should See

    Marvi Ocampo
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    There are just some people who are gifted with awe-striking talents. And CJ Hendry is one of those lucky people. In fact, we have previously featured Hendry’s past artworks here in NaldzGraphics. But today she has another project series that will be a delight to your artistic side. Enitled “50 foods in 50 days”, this series includes drawings of different foods in detailed Hermes plates that were made only with bare hands and a couple pens. As the title suggests, she creates one illustration per day for 50 days. Scroll down and check these meticulous artworks that will amaze your The…
  • 40 Cool And Creative Chef Hat Logo Designs

    Mickey Javier
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    Logo designs are very extensive when it comes to style, form, and category. Since every single logo requires to correspond certain characteristics and ideals to their audience and clients, they are made in specific designs that will effectively do the job. They vary from simple, flat designs to more complex and intricate ones. As our valued reader, you’re free to check out our compiled collections of different logos that will surely spark your imagination and ignite your creativity to help you come up with amazing designs in your upcoming projects. For this post, we have gathered Cool and…
  • A Hot Collection of Free Summer Icons You Should Have

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    Summer is making its way once more. It’s the season for beach parties, gatherings, traveling, and pure fun. And with this heat wave season, make your projects hotter with summer-themed designs by using related resources that are available to your disposal. For this post, we have gathered a collection of Free Summer Icons that you can add to your design arsenal. Create your next sizzling design with these free icons by using them with your skills, creativity and imagination. As always with freebies online, make sure to read the license on the resources you’re planning to use to know the…
  • A Compilation of Creative App Designs for Apple Watches

    Ebrian Acebedo
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    April 24 is the date thousands of customers have been waiting for to get their own Apple Watches. With it come the apps that have been specifically designed for this Apple’s wearable product, which are currently receiving different speculations on whether they will be appealing or appalling. Whatever the outcome is, let us indulge our excitement with this collection of app designs that you’ll appreciate. Below are some of the beautiful app concepts that are creatively designed for Apple Watches. Some of them show user-interface designs that will surely increase your curiosity. Scroll down…
 
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial Use | Web Resources | WebAppers

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

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

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

    derfrankie
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    Very interesting – it might bring me to switch from glacier to Google Cloud storage … and a reason to reorganize my Foto Archive. Introducing Google Cloud Storage Nearline: (near)online data at an offline price The post Google Cloud Platform Blog: Introducing Google Cloud Storage Nearline: (near)online data at an offline price appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Android App Builder – Marvel

    derfrankie
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Great – turn your prototypes into Android Apps – very nice for initial prototype testing or find out if your assumptions are correct even before coding. https://marvelapp.com/android-app-builder/   The post Android App Builder – Marvel appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    Dexigner

  • Typographics: A Design Conference on Contemporary Typography Comes to New York City

    Dexigner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Typographics is an ambitious two-day typography conference, surrounded by two weeks of workshops and events, planned for this June at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. Organized by Cooper's Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, the conference provides a platform for designers to share broad perspectives on where typography is today and where it is going.
  • iF Design Award 2016

    Dexigner
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    The 2016 iF Design Award is now open for entries. This year, the awards will be given in seven categories: product, communication, packaging, interior architecture, professional concept, architecture, and service design.
  • Roman Mars of 99% Invisible at Design Exchange

    Dexigner
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Radio maker and digital storyteller, Roman Mars, visits Toronto for the first time in half a decade to explore the story of design.
  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual: Call for Proposals

    Dexigner
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The 6th annual International Illustration Research Symposium is calling for papers, panels, round tables, and visual presentations on the theme of the illustrator as not only conveyor of established intellectual thought in the public sphere, but also as a vital, potent voice in public discourse and the author of content through independent provocation, seduction and persuasion.
  • 3D Printshow New York

    Dexigner
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    3D Printshow, to be held April 16-19, will bring the world's most disruptive technology back to New York City for four days of business, tech and creativity.
 
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial Use | Web Resources | WebAppers

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

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

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

    derfrankie
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    Very interesting – it might bring me to switch from glacier to Google Cloud storage … and a reason to reorganize my Foto Archive. Introducing Google Cloud Storage Nearline: (near)online data at an offline price The post Google Cloud Platform Blog: Introducing Google Cloud Storage Nearline: (near)online data at an offline price appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Android App Builder – Marvel

    derfrankie
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Great – turn your prototypes into Android Apps – very nice for initial prototype testing or find out if your assumptions are correct even before coding. https://marvelapp.com/android-app-builder/   The post Android App Builder – Marvel appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    Logo Design Love

  • Adapting logos for small screens

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

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

    David Airey
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Daily Overview shares compelling images of the earth from above. Brooklyn-based Fleet created this fresh monogram for the project. “By taking the D and the O from their name, we crafted a mark that depicts their method of curation — a satellite, pointing earthward.” Appropriate, memorable, clever. More from Fleet. See Daily Overview’s top ten. Via Brand New.
  • Africa Solo

    David Airey
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:57 am
    Starting April 10th cyclist Mark Beaumont will attempt to bring home the coveted Cairo to Cape Town world record. “I’m planning to go for 50 days, riding 150 miles a day, which is 50% further every day than I did going around the world. The way I’ve hopefully managed to do it is by building a much, much lighter bike and by training differently. I’ll just be carrying the equivalent of a 30 litre day pack, but I’ll be out there alone for 50 days.” No-one has gone close to this quick through Africa. It took Robert Knol 70 days in 2011. Mark asked Glasgow-based O Street to design a…
  • A few things #4

    David Airey
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    “I’m surprised how little we designers understand about, or even study, the nature of liking. I feel we often work in agreement systems where we can feel safe about what we like. Some people like what their parents liked. Others can’t stand it. What counts is what people want to have in their lives and for us to understand why.” A letter from Michael Wolff. Pip Jamieson’s tips for building a standout portfolio, on CR Blog. Michael Beirut talking about the primitive power of logos. Dan Mall’s advice on pricing your design work. Walt Disney logo variations. Via Delphine.
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    swissmiss

  • Analog Memory Desk

    swissmiss
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    YES! This analog memory desk made me smile. I want one.
  • The Rise of the NYC Skyline

    swissmiss
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    This is breathtaking: The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated time lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.
  • Success

    swissmiss
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou (via @tbc_nyc)
  • ♥ / Beagle

    swissmiss
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Thank you Beagle for sponsoring my RSS Feed this week. Beagle is a tool for creating more compelling proposals, faster. Beagle makes it easier to find and reuse existing proposals and specific content quickly and elegantly. Collaborate with your team, customise the look and feel of your proposal and send to your client. Try Beagle – because great work starts with great proposals. (Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)
  • CreativeMornings: Paula Scher

    swissmiss
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    I am thrilled to share Paula Scher’s CreativeMornings talk in which she takes us through different types of ink she’s worked in and the way she feels about them. You can see all the talks on INK, last month’s global theme, over on the CreativeMornings theme page. Paula Scher’s event was generously hosted by the MoMA.
 
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • Fold7 Ad Agency - London

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We cannot take our eyes off the eerie umbrella-holding human figures that dangle seemingly in mid-air in the 7,000 square-foot (650 square metre) office of ad agency Fold7 Farringdon (Clerkenwell, London). The figures were created by Czech artist Michal Trpák who has used similar humans-with-umbrellas themes, most notably in his large-scale work, Slight Uncertainty, installed in an office complex in Prague in 2012. In Fold7’s office, the humans float in the entrance area of the ad agency’s premises located in a refurbished 1980s office building. The sheer volume of the…
  • Weekend Music Playlist 22

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
  • Small Tea Boutique - Miami

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Andee Hess, founder of Portland, and his Oregon-Based Osmose have done their magic in Miami where they have helped revive what was a tired Coral Gables neighborhood bank by turning it into Small Tea, a tea boutique concept by Daniel Charles Joseph Benoudiz. Small Tea extolls the benefits of real human connection via the consumption of tea under a canopy of 1,250 boxes wrapped in abaca or manila hemp, a type of banana-tree fiber used for baskets in some tea-growing areas. We, of course, notice the elegant use of wood and wood slats, and oval and rounded accents, all of which helps evoke a…
  • TCH launches CJ Hendrys 50 Foods in 50 Days Gourmet Experience in Melbourne

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The work of an extraordinary artistic talent such as CJ Hendry deserves and demands more than plain white walls for its showcase.   That was the approach The Cool Hunter took right from the beginning with her meticulous hand-drawn art work.   TCH first introduced her in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Art Hunter experience in conjunction with Jaguar.   This was followed by her first solo presentation, a four-day exclusive art and food reception at a private luxury residence in Sydney.   Following that successful sell out debut, TCH has just launched CJ Hendry’s 50…
  • Interactive Floating Flower Garden

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Last November, TeamLab, a Japanese collective of architects, designers, artists, programmers and engineers, installed a large-scale retrospective of its work at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The two main interactive digital art exhibitions of the retrospective – “Digital Art” that toured the world in 2014, and “Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park” experience park for children – have been so popular at the Miraikan that the show has been extended till May 1, 2015. In addition to the two exhibitions, the…
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    Lovely Package

  • Salvador Coffee

    Lovely Package
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Designed by Co Partnership | Country: Australia “Salvador are roasters of fine imported coffee beans from around the world. Their high-grade roasts have long been prized amongst Sydney’s inner city crowd, however their previous branding had failed to attract new wholesale clients. Marcio the owner of Salvador is a friendly expressive and very Brazilian character. He meticulously crafts each roast to perfect its own unique character and flavour, with a reputation among his peers in the trade for his artisan approach to roasting. With this hands on style, he retains the romantic…
  • 2015 A’ Design Award Packaging Design Winners

    Lovely Package
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:28 pm
    Lovely Package presents the winners of the 2015 A’ Design Award & Competition. Each year creative agencies compete for honor, prestige and international recognition. A’ Design Award & Competition is the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. Today, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 – 2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. Given the number of participating countries and competition categories, the A’ Design Award is the Worlds’ largest design accolade…
  • Owen + Alchemy

    Lovely Package
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    Designed by Jack Muldowney & Potluck Creative | Country: United States “Owen + Alchemy is a small ‘juice apothecary’ in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, a very trendy and flourishing part of town. The owner, Anne Owen, has a background in fashion publications in Miami and wanted to bring that simple, stark and fashion-forward look to her juice bar. Her name, paired with the alchemic approach of their juice and food concoctions led us to create this brand inspired by old alchemic symbology, with a modern twist.”
  • Fruene Chocolate

    Lovely Package
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:41 am
    Designed by Tank Design Tromsø | Country: Norway “The brief was to create a full range identity for a popular café in Longyearbyen on Svalbard. The client had recently started up the world’s northernmost chocolaterie, and were producing a wide range of handmade quality chocolate that needed packaging for the tourist market. The clients name Fruene means «The Ladies» and refers to strong female characters who during the last century made their mark in a male dominated and extremely rough hunter and trapper society. The end result is an homage to those women and to the unique…
  • Cabo Chips

    Lovely Package
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Designed by ROOK | Country: United States “The challenge: Create a new compelling visual identity and packaging design for Cabo Chips to better express the brand’s provenance, personality, spirit and unique taste. Our perspective: Virtually every tortilla chip attempts to communicate Mexican provenance in one way or another. The opportunity was to find a new way to reflect location; one that’s compelling, contemporary and born out of a genuine story. “The approach needed to be different: Not stereotypically authentic, not symbolic, but expressive. We wanted to create a sense…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Nike Women Better For It

    Duncan Macleod
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Nike is running “Better For It”, an advertising campaign designed to inspire women to be active, take on new challenges and conquer personal goals. At the heart of the campaign are the #betterforit hashtag and a series of short films in which women reveal their inner thoughts as they push themselves further, whether it’s a personal best in their latest marathon or a weekend run. The #betterforit movement includes insights from top athletes including world champion sprinter and four-time gold medalist Allyson Felix. Athletes like Felix embody #betterforit shown through their goal…
  • There’s Virgin Money

    Duncan Macleod
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Virgin Money is running an integrated advertising campaign in the UK with the tag line, “There’s Money, and there’s Virgin Money”. The first commercial in the campaign showed a pigeon dancing to the 1979 ska hit “On My Radio” by The Selecter. The second commercial shows a tortoise skateboarding to the sounds of “Tick Tick Boom”, the 2007 hit by The Hives. A series of press ads presents a squirrel in a super-hero cape, a goat with a moustache, a guide dog with an Elvis quiff and a sloth lounging in an armchair – contrasting them with their more…
  • Gillette Avengers Innovation

    Duncan Macleod
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Gillette, the P&G shaving brand, is running an advertising campaign tying in the May 1 release of the Marvel film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Two online films, “Innovation” and “Aftermath” present four prototype fantasy razors connected with the characters of Iron Man (Repulsor 1), Thor (Gillette Thunder), Captain America (Gillette Ultrastrike), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Gillette XL Gamma). A promotional gathering at Gillette’s Boston headquarters brought in Stan Lee to meet up with Stark Industries research and development director Stew Taub as he…
  • Netflix Better Call Saul in Paris

    Duncan Macleod
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Netflix has launched the Breaking Bad spin off, Better Call Saul, in the French market, with an on-the-ground stunt for a man who is above the law. The challenge was to bring a fresh and innovative approach to the promotion of the anticipated Netflix show in France. The agency’s way in? Introducing to the French people the main attraction of the show, Saul Goodman. Ogilvy created a huge billboard that flaunted, none other than his truly, Saul, made from the very pages of the criminal code bible he so cleverly manipulates his way around. “Rencontrez un avocat au-dessut des…
  • Stihl Space Odyssey 2015

    Duncan Macleod
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    STIHL is promoting a line of outdoor power equipment in 2015, the STIHL Odyssey (2015, l’Odyssée de STIHL in France). The new 35 second film aims to demonstrate the force behind the brand’s all powerful blowers as our space hero takes an intergalactic ride all thanks to a STIHL blower. The film features the signature music from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, ‘Thus Spoke Zarathusa’, composed by Richard Strauss. Credits The Stihl Space Odyssey campaign was developed at Altmann + Pacreau by creative director Olivier Altmann with agency producer Edouard Pacreau and…
 
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    Bit Rebels

  • State Of The Automotive Market — Why Are VW Lowering Their Prices?

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

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

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

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

    Richard Darell
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    If there is one piece of advice that you’ve heard from just about every business expert, it’s that you have to “know your audience.” Starting with the very first draft of your business plan, you’re expected to have a profile of your target audience and customer, and a keen understanding of what that market needs and wants. Let’s assume you are using an online website builder to build a website. As you fill it with content, that need to “know your audience” starts becoming more important. [...]The post How To Drive Traffic To Your Website By Knowing Your Target Audience…
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  • Flexible Office Furniture: Desk, Couch and Lounge in One

    Stephanie
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Three functions in one compact piece of furniture turn even the smallest room into a comfortable home office with ‘One Series’ by designer David Adjaye. Created for Italian furniture company Sawaya & Moroni, this multifunctional all-in-one piece brings a desk, couch and lounge chair together into an island that packs a lot of punch for the amount of floor space it requires. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Flip-Open Sofa Shelves: Combined Couch & Desk Design Combo Couch: All-in-One Lounger, Love Seat + Sofa Bed = Mobile Foam Office:…
  • America’s Largest Design Event, Dwell on Design LA, May 29-31

    Trevor Coulson
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    Dwell on Design LA, America’s Largest Design Event, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 29-31, celebrating its 10th year. Join 30,000+ attendees at this magnificent 3-day wonderland of modern design that will be sure to amaze, delight and inspire. See thousands of the best modern products across five design zones including Furniture & Accessories, Kitchen & Bath, Design Materials, Dwell Outdoor and more. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Seed Bottle Idea: Plant an Instant Indoor…
  • Camper Kit: Convert Any Van with the Buddy Box System

    Stephanie
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    What additional elements would you need to transform an ordinary van into a comfortable camper, tailored to your own specifications? For a quick weekend trip, you might just want access to a sink, toilet and compact grill, while longer getaways might also require refrigerators and toilets. The BuddyBox system lets you kit out your van however you like with lightweight, mix-and-match modular fiberglass units. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Grilling to Go: Flat-Folding, Ultra-Portable Outdoor BBQ Grill Sculptural Portable BBQ Grill Folds Up Like an…
  • Blooming House: Angular Facades Conceal Park-Like Courtyards

    Stephanie
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:26 am
    Unfolding like an origami flower, this house located near the Bukhansun National Park in Seoul, South Korea was designed to incorporate multiple outdoor spaces while taking advantage of every square inch of the available space. The polyhedral structure is built to the very borders of the lot, the facade angled for maximum privacy while maintaining views and lots of room for greenery. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Stacked Hillside House Balances Beach Views with Privacy Two Hulls House: Seaside Residence Inspired by Ships House Cast in Liquid…
  • It’s Pizza o’Clock: Smart Gadget Automates Delivery

    Stephanie
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    This clock doesn’t just tell you what time it is - it automatically orders pizza when you tell it to. The world’s first smart clock that will feed you, too, PizzaTime by Artefact Group uses the Edison platform to connect to the Domino’s Pizza Tracker API so all you have to do is press down on the button, twist it to your pizza choice and press down again to order. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fully-Functioning LEGO Keyboard Reclaims Discarded PC DIY Sound System: Grow Your Own Stereo Speakers Digital Sundial Shines Time on Walls with…
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  • Pedro Mealha Makes Marvelous Modern Cuckoo Clocks

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    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here These beautiful contemporary wall mounted cuckoo clocks are custom made by hand in Hackney Wick, East London by artist and craftsman Pedro Mealha. The majority of these battery operated clocks are crafted of Birch plywood from responsibly sourced forests (FSC approved) and then stained, treated with shellac and waxed to a beautiful shine. Some are […] The post Pedro Mealha Makes Marvelous Modern Cuckoo Clocks appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Gorgeous Greek Getaway: Villa Aqua et Terra In Crete

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    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Looking for a great getaway? The gorgeous 4 bedroom Villa Aqua et Terra in Crete, Greece has breathtaking views, a gourmet kitchen and inviting plunge pool. The appealing rental’s architecture is comprised of elemental glass, wood and steel and is set against the natural dramatic rock formations. Villa Aqua et Terra is a sleek and […] The post Gorgeous Greek Getaway: Villa Aqua et Terra In Crete appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Super Cool Blocks for Kids From Wee Society: Wee You-Things

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    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Wee You-Things are a set of 16 beautifully designed non-toxic ink printed, debossed wooden blocks for children that allow them to solve three different puzzles and to stack the mix-and-match blocks to create quirky colorful friends. A Parent’s Gold Choice Award Winner, the blocks are created from replenishable basswood, printed with non-toxic, lead-free inks and […] The post Super Cool Blocks for Kids From Wee Society: Wee You-Things appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Turkish Delight: The Jaw Dropping Rings of Istanbul’s Sevan Biçakçi

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    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Jeweler Sevan Biçakçi is best known for his miniature masterpieces that sit upon your finger. The Turkish born craftsman creates awe-inspiring pieces of jewelry that feature hand-painted,  intaglio carved crystals with scenes of architecture, boats, birds, fruits, flowers and animals. Largely inspired by his native country, a number of his amazing rings have carved cabochon […] The post Turkish Delight: The Jaw Dropping Rings of Istanbul’s Sevan Biçakçi appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Marc Newson Sharpens his Design Skills on $300,000 Japanese Swords.

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    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Tokyo-based studio WOW enlisted designer Marc Newson, and a team of veteran woodworkers, blade-smiths, and lacquer specialists to create ‘aikuchi’, a near-perfect sword that epitomizes the expertise of the long-established japanese craft. Limited to an edition of 10, these $300,000 Aikuchi swords are a contemporary art piece that is the culmination of a Japanese sense […] The post Marc Newson Sharpens his Design Skills on $300,000 Japanese Swords. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
 
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  • Welcoming Inbound Marketing Pros Emily Dowling & Sarah Brady to #TeamVital!

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

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

    Doug Ridley
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Three years ago we would have told you that the Yellow Pages was dead—heck we even wrote a post about it. But it turns out we were wrong, the Yellow Pages just might be the comeback kid of 2015! A few months ago, a client in the apparel industry called us asking if we’d design […] The post The Secret to Yellow Pages Advertising Success appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Mastering the CTA: Call to Action Strategies that Convert Every Time

    Sarah Brady
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    When it comes to marketing, generating and converting leads should be at the top of your priority list if you want to drive growth and increase revenue. Today, the average attention span is 8 seconds, down from 12 seconds in 2000. Content on the internet has tripled from 2010 to 2013. We have so many […] The post Mastering the CTA: Call to Action Strategies that Convert Every Time appeared first on Vital Design.
  • 10 Unbelievable Designs That Get Us Up in the Morning

    Scott Prather
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    When you look at a website, do you ever think about how it got there? Do you ever think about how the images are placed, how the typography is chosen and how it’s laid out in such a way? Whether we know it or not, what we all see on any website is the culmination […] The post 10 Unbelievable Designs That Get Us Up in the Morning appeared first on Vital Design.
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  • Sicherheitsschuhe für das sichere Arbeiten

    badmin
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    Sicherheitsschuhe sind Arbeitsschuhe, die eine zusätzliche Schutzfunktion ausüben. Sie können als Halbschuhe ebenso wie als Stiefel angefertigt werden. Wenn die Schutzschuhe vorgeschrieben sind, muss sie der Arbeitgeber als Teil der Ausrüstung stellen. Berufe mit Schuhvorschriften Für viele Tätigkeiten schreibt der Gesetzgeber oder die zuständige Berufsgenossenschaft das Tragen von Sicherheitsschuhen vor. Hierzu zählen die Feuerwehr, das Bauwesen, viele Industriezweige und selbst die Tätigkeit als Koch. Für Verkäufer besteht eine entsprechende verbindliche Vorschrift nicht, je nach…
  • Holz Haustüren

    badmin
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    Immer mehr Haustüren bestehen aus Holz. Das positive daran ist nicht nur, dass es robust ist, sondern auch besonders schön wirkt. Hinzu dämmt es die Wärme besonders gut, hat eine super lange Lebensdauer und bietet somit die perfekten Eigenschaften, die eine Haustür bieten sollte. Außerdem ist der Preis nicht überteuert, wodurch somit ein gutes Preisleistungsverhältnis geboten wird. Die Eigenschaft des Holzes Optisch galten Holztüren bis vor einigen Jahren trotz ihrer positiven Eigenschaften einer beispielsweise sehr guten Dämmung, noch als sehr altmodisch, weswegen auch viele…
  • Himmelbetten: Rückzugsort im Schlafraum

    badmin
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Ursprünglich im Mittelalter als Schlafplatz genutzt, präsentieren die modernen Himmelbetten auch heute noch ihre Vorteile. Die Form des extravaganten Bettes besticht, durch die vier verlängerten Bettpfosten, die am oberen Ende über einen Kranz verbunden sind. Bestückt mit einem Himmel aus Stoff wirkt der Kranz schützend und dekorativ zugleich. Um die Schlafatmosphäre im Himmelbett auszukosten, können die seitlich angebrachten Vorhänge zugezogen werden. Die so entstandene Privatsphäre zeichnet sich, durch einen geborgenen und gemütlichen Charakter aus. Sommer, wie Winter In den…
  • Eheringe

    badmin
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Eheringe sind das sichtbare Symbol, dass ein Mann und eine Frau verheiratet sind. In der inneren Ringschiene sind Eheringe oft mit einer Inschrift oder einem Symbol versehen. Meistens findet man hier den Namen des Partners und das Datum der Hochzeit, aber auch Herzen und andere Motive werden sehr oft verwendet. Die Inschrift in den Ringen geht schon auf die römische Antike zurück. So hat man zum Beispiel Ringe gefunden, die die Inschrift ‘ Pignus amoris habes’, was soviel bedeutet wie ‘Du hast meiner Liebe Pfand’ tragen. Die Geschichte des Eherings Bereits seit dem…
  • Sonnenschutzfolie als Hitzeschutz besonders im Sommer

    badmin
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    Eine Sonnenschutzfolie besteht in der Regel aus umweltfreundlichem Polyethylenterephthalat. Sie ist meistens selbstklebend und wird auf die Fenster aufgeklebt. Mit ihrer Hilfe lässt sich die Wärme der Sonnenstrahlen und das Licht im betreffenden Raum reduzieren. Damit dient diese Folie insbesondere in den warmen Sommermonaten als Schutz vor Überhitzung der Räume, in denen sie an die Fenster angebracht wurde. Die Sonnenschutzfolie filtert sowohl die UVA- als auch die UVB-Strahlen der Sonne heraus. Der Schutz vor der durch die Sonnenstrahlen erzeugten Wärme entsteht in erster Linie durch…
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  • jawaswapmeet: Are Stormtroopers Clones?Short answer: no....

    19 Apr 2015 | 12:22 pm
    jawaswapmeet: Are Stormtroopers Clones?Short answer: no. Between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope (and even before then), the clone program was shut down and all clones aged out - they get old fast, after all.Long answer, courtesy of Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm Story Group“Are the stormtrooper clone troopers, and if they’re not, what happened to them?”“So here we are, we’re about 5 years before the events of Episode 4 [Star Wars: A New Hope]. By that time, the clone operations that the Republic started for the Clone Wars, they’ve been phased out.
  • Made by Parker Jones

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Made by Parker Jones
  • Tha only Apple Watch advertisement U need 2 see.

    10 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Tha only Apple Watch advertisement U need 2 see.
  • This is C-3PO and R2-D2 in a scene being edited by a Lucasfilm...

    19 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    This is C-3PO and R2-D2 in a scene being edited by a Lucasfilm engineer in a scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is the first time C-3PO has been pictured for this film, and the first time R2-D2 has appeared in a scene. They’re almost certainly on the same planet you see the stormtrooper on in the first trailer for the film - desert and all.This image comes from a slide shown onstage at an NVIDIA presentation at GTC 2015 this week in San Jose, California.
  • Apple Watch inspiration.

    11 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    Apple Watch inspiration.
 
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    Beautiful Life

  • Owl Lamps by Matteo Ugolini

    Jessica
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Designer Matteo Ugolini has created TI.VEDO, an owl-shaped table lamp and wall lamp, for Italian lighting manufacturer, KARMAN. These lamps are made from white ceramic. “The first lamp able to turn the tide: instead of looking at a light object … now light is looking at you!” Take a look!   The post Owl Lamps by Matteo Ugolini appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Gillette Avengers Innovation

    Jessica
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Gillette, the P&G shaving brand, is running an advertising campaign tying in the May 1 release of the Marvel film, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Two online films, “Innovation” and “Aftermath” present four prototype fantasy razors connected with the characters of Iron Man (Repulsor 1), Thor (Gillette Thunder), Captain America (Gillette Ultrastrike), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Gillette XL […] The post Gillette Avengers Innovation appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Photography Project ‘Las Muertas’

    Jessica
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Take a look at photography project Las Muertas by Tim Tadder. “The Dia De Los Muertos festival is a beautiful display of culture, one that being in southern California is hard to hides its influence on visual arts. In October of 2014, I discovered Krisztianna, a Los Angeles artist that creates incredible Dia De Los […] The post Photography Project ‘Las Muertas’ appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder

    Jessica
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    A few years ago, Porsche introduced the Boxster Spyder, a lightweight hardcore version of their entry level roadster with a tent for a roof. People loved it. And now meet the 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder. It’s lighter than the regular Boxster, coming in at 2,900 pounds, and it’s also taken this opportunity to add a […] The post 2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Anna Dittmann’s Ethereal Portraits

    Jessica
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Anna Dittmann is a 21-year-old digital illustrator from San Francisco with a passion for enigmatic portraiture. Her paintings are a sight to behold: ethereal portraits inspired by nature that look like they’re watercolor or ink, but are in fact digital masterpieces. “I began taking painting more seriously when I discovered Photoshop around age 13. A […] The post Anna Dittmann’s Ethereal Portraits appeared first on Beautiful Life.
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    デリケートゾーンをきれいに脱毛する方法!

  • アンダーヘアを全部なくすのはどう?

    akko0610
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:39 pm
    アンダーヘアでもVラインの部分は、 下着や水着からはみ出すのを気にして、 自己処理をしている人も多いと思います。 アンダーヘアの部分の皮膚は他の部分に比べて薄いので、 脱毛サロンで脱毛を受ける女性も多いです。 デリケートゾーンの脱毛はサロンのスタッフさんも受けているくらい、 女性に人気の脱毛箇所です。 アンダーヘアの毛を全部なくしてしまうのは、 日本の女性にはあまりない習慣だとは思います。…
  • 家庭用脱毛器でVIO脱毛はできる?

    akko0610
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    家庭用脱毛器でVIO脱毛はできる? 家庭用脱毛器でも性能のいいものがたくさんあります。 デリケートな部分の脱毛が出来る脱毛器もあります。 脱毛サロンに通うと言うことを考えると、 価格も安く脱毛を行うことが出来ます。 自宅で行う自己処理だと、 自分では見えない部分や自己処理が難しいところもあります。 それは脱毛器を使用して脱毛する際も変わりません。 VIOの脱毛も、Vラインは自分から見える部分なので、…
  • Vライン脱毛が激安のサロンをピックアップ!

    akko0610
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    Vライン脱毛が激安のサロンをピックアップ! Vラインは自分でも見える部分だし、 水着や下着からはみ出るのが心配だから、 自分で毛の処理をしている人もたくさんいます。 ずっと自分でケアしていると、 Vラインの範囲がなんだか広くなって来たり、 毛穴がボコボコになってしまったり、 トラブルを抱えている人もいます。 もちろん無駄毛の処理をするなら、 自分でカミソリなどを使って処理をするのが、 自宅でも簡単に処理ができて、…
  • ハイジニーナ脱毛の由来を説明します!

    akko0610
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    ハイジニーナ脱毛はデリケートゾーンと言われる、 VIOの部分の脱毛のことを指しています。 「衛生」という意味の「ハイジーン」と言う言葉を語源としています。 ハイジニーナ脱毛とは、 デリケートゾーンの毛をすべてなくしてしまうことを指しています。 和製英語なので、海外ではハイジニーナ脱毛と言っても、 理解してもらえないので、注意が必要です。 ハイジニーナ脱毛の言葉自体は、…
  • 男性のハイジニーナへの女性の意見

    akko0610
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    アメリカでは男性もアンダーヘアの毛を 処理している人が多くいます。 最近では日本人の男性でもアンダーヘアの処理を している男性も増えて来ています。 アメリカではデリケートゾーンを清潔にしておくのは、 女性に対するエチケットという考えが定着しています。 そういった考え方が日本人のなかにも 広がりつつあります。 アンダーヘアの脱毛の事をハイジニーナ脱毛と言います。…
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  • 10 Valid Reasons in Redesigning a Website

    Pro Designer
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are various reasons why a designer and a web developer opt for a website redesign. Redesigning is important to maximize the website in its full potential and to achieve the capability and service to its satisfactory level. “Redesigning” does not confine into graphic modification alone. Instead it could include an overhaul of the site. However, redesigning could also mean an additional component and installation of basic functionalities that is needed for the site to smoothly slide along. Redesigning is also important in the SEO aspect, especially with the ever changing optimizations…
  • Why Use Website Templates?

    Pro Designer
    19 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Website templates can help you quickly create a great looking website, without too much trouble or fuss. Website templates come in a number of different formats, including HTML, Flash and CSS templates. If you want a fast, high quality and professional looking website, without having to coordinate with a web designer, then website templates could be the ideal answer for you. Website templates come in a wide range of designs, and can be used for a number of different purposes, including commercial, business and personal/blog sites. Website templates are ideal if you want to create your very…
  • To Work or Not To Work the Weekend? That is the Question!

    Pro Designer
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hard Fi’s Track ‘Living For the Weekend’, from the album ‘Stars of CCTV’; is a track that has been much loved and played by music lovers across the world; but does the song, and others like it, hold true for freelancers? The track describes the 9-5 grind of everyday employees, who live the life of luxury and fun during the celebrated hours of the weekend. Becoming a freelancer means quitting this resented repetitive routine, but does a lack of structure create more problems than it resolves? Do we Need Days off? When I became a freelancer, I remember parading around, preaching…
  • Assessment of the Adidas Logo

    Pro Designer
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Adidas Company has climbed the ranks of sportswear manufacturers to become the largest provider to Europe and second biggest provider worldwide. The Adidas logo can be seen on a variety of different items, including trainers, bags, clothing and body care products. The Adidas logo consists of three parallel stripes, each one longer than the previous one. These lines are shaped to form a mountain, which is designed to symbolize the challenge and goals athletes must rise to in order to be the best. Adidas is the name in which athletes can trust to help them reach their goals and overcome…
  • Major Types of Printing Methods

    Pro Designer
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    It is best that you know more about the printing industry so that you will get to apply it at buying print. Ordering print may become complicated, with the selection of the correct artwork, the proper type of ink and materials, and the right binding and finishing, aside from selecting the correct printer to assist in making many little decisions. To be able to make your task a little bit easier, here is a list of the major methods in printing utilized by the commercial printers. Here are some of the most common alternatives open for you. Digital Printing There are many professional printers…
 
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  • How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

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

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

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

    Tobias
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Exciting year ahead for Information is Beautiful. So we’re on the lookout for a Data Research Intern who’s inquisitive, quick and handy with a spreadsheet. It’s an initial two week paid posting with mucho future work potential for the right candidate. If your ambition is to break into data-journalism and visualisation, this would be a good step. Wanna apply or see more details? See the full ad (deadline Mon Feb 9 2015)
  • Cause Célèbre – Gender Split behind Celebrity Charity Work

    david
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    At this time of giving and reflection, we wondered what might influence the choice of causes we support. Here, using celebrities as a proxy, we explore the potential effect of gender on charitable donations. Data: looktothestars.org Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project Find out more.
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  • Top 5 Text Editors for Joomla

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

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

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

    alexbu
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    OpenCart is one of the most recommended e-commerce platforms used by online merchants to set up their digital store. This PHP based platform provides users with an open source solution, allowing users to download and integrate any additional features to optimize one’s e-commerce store. This software can be a great start for beginners, who have just started out to try their hands in the world of online retailing. Why Is OpenCart A Great Start For Beginners In Small And Medium Scale Industries? 1 – It is user friendly and can be easily managed by someone, who does not have much…
  • Making Responsive Web Design Work For You

    alexbu
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If your commercial and business-generating website is any more complex than a few static HTML pages, eventually you will face this question: “What about mobile app access?” Should you create apps for mobile platforms, or should your website be browser-access only? The answer may be a surprising one. If you are a cloud service provider, or if you are a content aggregator, or if you need to use the devices’ capabilities, creating mobile apps clearly makes business sense. You will have access to native APIs as well as the devices’ own functionality (e.g. camera, microphone, GPS). For…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Milan 2015: Hardware With a Twist from Droog

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Dutch design collective Droog, which knows a thing or two about making a big splash, kept things small and humble at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Focusing on the rudimentary (and mostly overlooked) elements in furniture construction, Droog introduced Construct Me!, a suite of hardware—nails, screws, hinges, nuts, brackets—designed to inject both fun and panache into ordinary workhorse details. Screws with emoticon faces, nails that, when hammered, flatten out into ornamentation, and colored hinges with decorative cut-out patterns may sound showy enough, but…
  • Knoll Outdoor Sale: 15% Off + Free White Glove Delivery April 17-28

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Our Knoll Outdoor Sale has arrived just in time for the sunny season ahead. Save 15% on all modern outdoor furniture by Knoll—including Mid-Century modern design classics by Harry Bertoia and Eero Saarinen, and more recent contemporary outdoor seating, like the lightweight Olivares and Skeleton outdoor chairs—innovative in both visual and material application. Free white glove delivery is included in this sale, which lasts through April 28th. Shop the Knoll Outdoor Sale here >
  • Milan 2015: IO Modern Wall Lamp by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Salone del Mobile Milano, a highlight of the design year, is underway in Italy, and modern lighting brand Fontana Arte has unveiled an exquisite new wall fixture made in collaboration with Swedish design practice Claesso Koivisto Rune. Named for one of Jupitor’s moons, IO features an appropriately moon-shaped aluminum disc that curves in towards the wall, forming a clean and simple contemporary wall lamp that appears suspended in a very nearly celestial manner. IO’s LED light source may be controlled by moving the disc up-and-down or side-to-side, narrowing or widening…
  • Kartell Outdoor Sale: Save 15% April 16 – 27

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Light and airy is a fitting description of summertime living—and of Kartell, a company that knows something about light and lighthearted modern design. Our Kartell Outdoor Sale features a weighty 15% reduction on all modern outdoor furnishings by Kartell, including its innovative range of lightweight contemporary chairs, tables, sofas, and modern accents. Effortlessly segueing from indoor to outdoor, and just in time for the outdoor entertaining season, our sale starts today, and remains in effect through April 27th. To save 15%, shop the Kartell Outdoor Sale here > 
  • Drops: Modern Wallpaper From Sissy + Marley

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Children’s interior design company Sissy + Marley have introduced a new modern wallpaper motif for spring, and it’s predictably captivating. Best known for their whimsical, tastefully understated kids’ rooms, Sissy + Marley’s Drops wallpaper pattern is both graphically simple and visually engaging, employing a repeat pattern of bold raindrop-shaped icons in signature monochromes. Enchanting and contemporary, the Drops wallpaper range—available in four colorways of neutrals and pink—may just have both kids and parents wishing for rain.  Via Sissy + Marley
 
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    Design Milk

  • Geometric Pouf by Tokujin Yoshioka for MOROSO

    Nanette Wong
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Pouf, ottoman, stool—Brook is all of the above. Created for the flagship Issey Miyake Marunouchi store in Tokyo, Brook is a concrete, chromatic pouf that’s deceivingly soft. Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and manufactured by Italian furniture brand MOROSO, the pouf is created through 3D technology, and looks more like a sculpture than an ottoman. Its many facets provide a colorful twist on a traditional pouf, keeping it fresh and modern.
  • NOWNESS Video: Exercises in Seating – Max Lamb

    Jaime Derringer
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    In honor of his exhibition in Milan called Exercises in Seating, NOWNESS talked to Max Lamb about the process of making chairs. The exhibition showcased 10 years of making: 40 of Lamb’s creations—from minimalist wooden seats to rustic tree trunk stools and bent aluminum chairs. Watch: Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating on Nowness.com
  • A Magical, Modern Chapel in the Ozark Mountains

    Caroline Williamson
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Remotely located in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, the Thorncrown Chapel’s design has truly stood the test of time. This June marks the chapel’s 35th anniversary and for that occasion they brought in a photographer to document it throughout the seasons of 2014-15. E. Fay Jones, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the wooden structure within a woodland sanctuary where it blends perfectly with its environment. The simple design features 425 windows that span over 6,000 square feet of glass, letting visitors feel like they are outside amongst the trees. Sitting atop over…
  • Ani Lamp by Pascali Semerdjian

    Nanette Wong
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sustainability and functionality combine together in the Ani Lamp, a simple yet striking lamp from Pascali Semerdjian. Due to its straightforward design of a metal bar in a wooden cube, the lamp can be arranged in multiple formations to adjust the light source. It keeps the lamp easy to use, and without the need for complicated hardware. The lamp is also sustainable—the wood base is made from wooden scraps found during production and native to Brazil. It was awarded Gold at this year’s IF Awards.
  • The FEIT Biotrainer is Back for SS15 in Semi Cordovan Leather

    Caroline Williamson
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    FEIT is bringing back their Biotrainer shoe in its original height but now in a new Semi Cordovan leather in black and white. The leather is typically just used in high-end, luxury dress shoes, but FEIT is offering it on a shoe you could wear everyday. Slowly tanned, the leather is treated with natural oils before it’s shaved. This type of leather lets your foot breathe. The trainers are 100% biological and handmade, as with all of their shoes, constructed from beginning to end by one master craftsman over the span of two weeks. Each sole is made from natural latex rubber that comes…
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    Ryan McNamara

  • The first Cake tickets go live

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

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

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

    Ryan
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:27 am
    I have been in the fortunate position over the last 10 days or so to be in the company of some of the best Track and Field athletes, coaches and therapists in the world with what can only be described as a s**t ton of medals between them. It was a lot of fun. At 5or6 we have been working with the World Athletics Center for the past 2 years and have seen the centre balloon from a handful of athletes to over 75 with 19 members of staff, fully booked coaching courses and athlete camps held all over America. With everything I have seen at the WAC and picked up from the coaches in this…
  • Not knowing, is knowing

    Ryan
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Being a designer you can never be certain of anything you build, like science, good design is built on uncertainty. Society perceives a lack of confidence in ones own work as a sign of weakness or questioning a tried and tested theory as unthinkable, yet in reality without questioning what has already been discovered or your own work we would still be in the stone age. People accepted that the Earth was the centre of the Universe for hundreds of years until some chap called Galileo came along and challenge it, Ethan Marcotte questioned the idea of a fixed width websites and responsive web…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Diego Café

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Agency: Nueve EstudioType: Produced, Commercial Work Location: Valencia, SpainCreation of brand identity and packaging for a new restaurant chain bearing the legendary footballer's name. The whole project should evoke the atmosphere of Argentinian La Boca quarter, where bright colours and a mixture of different fonts prevail.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • 36 Hoseo University Packaging Projects

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Student projects are always amazing to look at, they are always full of creativity as they are not bounded by any restrictions. Many readers have been telling us how they get so much inspirations by looking at our student projects postings. For the past few weeks, we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of submissions from the visual communication design students of Hoseo University in Seoul, South Korea. We were also equally amazed by the quality of work these students created. Warning: Please be prepared, there will be lots of scrolling to do.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more…
  • Words From The Heart

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Designer: Anne VarekampProject Type: Self PromotionLocation: Groningen, the NetherlandsPackaging Content: JewelryPackaging Materials: WoodWords from the Heart is a jewellery collection that centres around the power of words. Each bracelet carries a personal message. The words go with you wherever you go. As an inspiration, as a memory.WFTH: jewellery with a personal message. Have a unique WFTH-bracelet made with a text of your own choice: an inspiring quote, your favourite lyrics, the name of a loved one. Anything is possible. Is there something you would like to tell someone? A WFTH-bracelet…
  • Prever Tea (Concept)

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Designer: Halvin WinataProject Type: ConceptLocation: IndonesiaPackaging Contents: Green tea, chrysanthemum teaPackaging Material: PaperThere are two types of tea is green tea and chrysanthemum tea is to give different consumer different tastes.Pyramid shape resembles a used tea bag, tea bag using a pyramid shape better because in the process of brewing tea.The green color used in green tea and white used in chrysanthemum tea ,aimed for consumers can identify differences in the content of tea .Tea tags in the design so that the consumer can write a message and attached to the cup…
  • Tartine Bakery Cookies (Student Project)

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Designer: Chin I LeeProject Type: Student ProjectSchool: Academy of Art UniversityCourse: Package Design 2Instructor: Gina ChangBrand: Tartine Bakery Location: San Francisco, United StatesBriefThis project is a collaboration with the company, a design for new cookie package. Tartine Bakery is an artisanal bakery that specializes in bread and pastry featuring inventive flavor and texture combinations in San Francisco. Tartine always keeps the highest quality which reflects the sense of human made baked goods.ApproachAfter researching this company, I found Tartine Bakery has a local reputation…
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Meshology / Personal Work with CG Artist Sven Hauth

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Meshology is a collaboration between French photographer Dimitri Daniloff and German CG Artist Sven Hauth
  • Size Branding

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Music provides one with the power to create something completely unique and unexpected that did not exist five minutes ago. When we developed a new branding for Size Records we wanted to incorporate that philosophy into the looks of the brand. We wanted the artwork for every new release to be unique without loosing the factor of recognition that Size has achieved by their previous series of releases. By mixing colors with different kinds of liquids and transfered it onto paper we created a marbling effect that?s fairly easy to achieve but impossible to reproduce. This technique was used to…
  • Hiroshima mon amour

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    A set of animal marks inspired by the old Japanese iconography.
  • Sonos

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    BMD's new work for Sonos.
  • K I D S N A T C H E R S / 2

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Oh yeah.
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    Designmodo

  • How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm

    Carrie Cousins
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:39 am
    You're reading How to Hire a Web Designer or Design Firm, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! So you need a great website, right? Everyone does. But if you are not skilled in the art of web design or development, you will need to hire a designer or design company to complete the job for you. This can be a daunting task if you have never done it before. But we can […]
  • Free Plugins for Sketch App in Help to Improve Workflow

    Nataly Birch
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:18 pm
    You're reading Free Plugins for Sketch App in Help to Improve Workflow, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! While the team at the Bohemian Coding continues improving its leading product, constantly revamping and reinforcing list of features, the designer/developer community does not just sit around, it also makes its significant contribution. Some give away pre-made graphic stuff that can be quickly customized such as GUIs, icons or mockups, and others, who focus on […]
  • Evaluating Web Design Education: What is the Best Way to Learn?

    Rudolph Musngi
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:18 am
    You're reading Evaluating Web Design Education: What is the Best Way to Learn?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The world is changing rapidly. Just when we were just getting used to seeing websites came mobile phones, now screens have gone into our eyeglasses. With the web design world changing almost every day, it’s almost daunting to think how one learns web design. Of course, when it comes to learning, there are a lot […]
  • Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design

    Nataly Birch
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    You're reading Interesting Navigation Examples in Website Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Easy and effective navigation menus effectively contribute to the user experience and improve search. Today, we are going to examine some interesting, original and even pioneering navigation solutions that are truly attention-grabbing and memorable. Some of which will be more complex than what you expect from common navigation concepts. The originality of this idea is […]
  • Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different?

    Anna Lisnyak
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:34 am
    You're reading Flat Design vs. Material Design: How Are They Different?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Two similar design styles, one based on the other. One the “hot new thing,” one — some speculate — on its way toward becoming a passing fad. One a spontaneously-adapted design trend, the other a purpose-built set of guidelines. You’re probably familiar with the conflict between flat and material design by now. But what are […]
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • 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

    manvi
    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

    manvi
    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. Related PostsDeck the Halls: Holiday Decorating TipsGroupon deals for home decorating projectsHM USA – Now offers online…
  • 5 Laid-back Living Rooms Styled With Art

    manvi
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 am
    These 5 living rooms show how impactful art can be in adding style and sophistication to any space.   Related PostsPack Breakables With Plastic Food WrapColor TherapyStudio dwellingliving large in small spacesInstant Update: Area RugsFrom the Archives | Monochromatic Halloween Bash
  • Furniture Arrangement Tips

    manvi
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
     Since moving to my condo I am constantly rearranging my furniture to maximize space and flow of the tiny space. In an ideal world I would get rid of most of the furniture I currently own and buy pieces that are more suited for the 500sq studio. I want to take my time decorating and so in the interim I plan to do the best with what I currently own. It can get frustrating trying to figure out what goes where and what arrangement would work best for now. I have spent countless hours moving items around without really thinking about it. So glad to have found this article on Houzz offering…
 
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    Pokate

  • Jeanne Opgenhaffen

    Kate
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    When I first saw Jeanne Opgenhaffen’s work I immediately though she had to be about my age. I have no idea why I thought this – maybe I just connected with the pieces or the colors, or the tonality but I was very surprised to learn that Jeanne was actually born in 1938, making her 75, not 30! These are porcelain pieces assembled, delicately into the format of a square. Based on the works on her site it seems like she also does full blown wall installations that are larger, but these ones in a parameter won me over. Above, in tonal green and below, a close up of the same piece. I…
  • Hadieh Shafie

    Kate
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    If you’ve been here before, you know repetition and meditative art is one of my favorite themes. Hadieh Shafie’s work therefore falls right in my sweetspot of interests as her pieces require patience and time to craft the scrolls covered in handwritten Farsi and roll them into the amazing sculptures that they become. I also love that she tends to stick to a single color palette for each piece – like the above. In her own words, however, she says, “What interests me is the tension between control and spontaneity that emerges at every step of creating much of the…
  • Marijke Van Epen

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

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

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

  • Tips to Land that First Job as a Web Designer or Developer

    Wijdan Rohail
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    If you have completed your study about Web Designer or Developer and now you are going to apply for your First every job, then before applying for your first every job you should read this article, as it will give you some tips to land that first job as a Web Designer or Developer. 1. Know What you Want? It’s alright not to have an exact path mapped out for where you want to go once you’re out of college/university, but by now, there should be a general direction mapped out in your brain. It’s important to dedicate some time to thinking about what makes you happiest when it comes to web…
  • 10 Secrets to Successful E-Commerce Store

    Aaryan Mevada
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Shopping isn’t a woman’s thing anymore! Thanks to growing trend of online shopping! There are several online stores offering great range of gadgets that can keep anyone glued to the screen for hours. In addition, there are numerous web stores offering range of products for parents, teens and kids. E-commerce is not a niche market, targeted to a small audience anymore. Given the growing competitive landscape of e-commerce, it’s imperative to apply all tips and tools that can help keeping your e-store competitive and sustainable. Today, let’s have an insight what makes any e-commerce…
  • Top 10 Smart E-Commerce Strategies For Startups

    Aaryan Mevada
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Your plans to start business venture could really be exciting this year, but for growing your business and its revenue in 2015 could often be thought provoking. Any ideas where will your sales come from — discovering an altogether new market, an enthusiastic sales force, strong infrastructure, or product innovation? You simply missed out the fastest growing market that is E-Commerce. This could ideally be your amazing source of new customers. The evidence is quite prominent! There are a couple of online eCommerce sites that have been hitting the ball out of the park! As per the industry…
  • Designing a Website and Digital Signage for a Restaurant Business

    Richard Newman
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    A restaurant is the embodiment of all that we know and love – serene atmosphere, delicately put-together interiors and beautiful ambience, all capped by finger-licking cuisine. Dining in restaurants makes for a fine experience, but it all begins, not when a patron walks in the door, but rather the first time someone hears there’s a new place on the block. This is the information age, which means that 90% of the time people will rush to the restaurant’s website to get a feel of what the dining experience would be like, check out the menu and even make reservations if they’re pleased…
  • Top 10 Tips to Get your Website Crawled Quickly by Google

    Wijdan Rohail
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Any website owner desire that their web pages be on the top lists of the search engines’ organic search results. After all, when you have a website, you want it to become accessible easily to the online readers worldwide. There are many ways to achieve success in search engine natural rankings and one of them is by knowing more about website crawling. This process will make use of web crawler, which is the term for internet bot working to methodically browse the internet with the aim of Web indexing. Search engines like Google make use of the system of web crawling in order to update the…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • 100 Brilliant Caricatures Of Stars From 90 Years Of Hollywood History

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:40 am
    ‘Sunnyside’, 1927 Legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the ‘Line King’, has created brilliant pen and ink caricatures of Hollywood and Broadway stars. 100 of his greatest pieces will be exhibiting at the New York Historical Society in May 2015. ‘The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld’ will feature his early work for Hollywood studios to his last drawings for the New York Times before his death. Hirschfeld's outstanding drawings are a great way of capturing a century of Hollywood celebrities. Visit this website for more information. ‘Laurel and Hardy’, 1928…
  • Infographic: Smart Tips For Winning Any Argument

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Business Insider has created an infographic that teaches you how to win any kind of argument that may arise. These tips include respecting the other person’s opinion instead of attacking their ideas, and being confident of your convictions. Scroll down to find out more. Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge [via Business Insider]
  • The Gorgeous Interiors Of ‘Endangered’ Bowling Alleys In Germany

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    In Munich, bowling alleys used to be a hugely popular gathering spot for families and friends to play the 9-pin bowling game called “Kegeln”. The once brightly-lit, diverse interiors of these “Kegelbahnen” have now gone dimmer, with several beginning to switch off forever. Robert Götzfried, a Munich-based photographer, pays tribute to these bowling alleys that played a huge part in his childhood. Capturing these bowling spots all over Munich before they go extinct, Götzfried aims to shoot and immortalize the once celebrated tradition, hoping to preserve them for generations to come.
  • New ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Features Intelligent T-Rex Wreaking Havoc

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Universal Pictures has released a new global trailer for their upcoming Jurassic World. This new trailer offers more insights to the park's new attraction—a genetically modified and highly intelligent Tyrannosaurus Rex that breaks free from its confinement and wreaks havoc on the theme park. Watch the trailer below. The film will be out on 12 June 2015. [via Laughing Squid, images via Jurassic World]
  • Infographic: Six Ways To A Better Memory

    21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    Click to view full enlarged version Click to view full enlarged version If your memory has been failing you lately, then the above infographic might be of help. Titled ‘Six Ways To A Better Memory’, by research student Tarresa Muffet, the information is based on an academic research paper on Researchomatic. From stimulating your brain with mini mental challenges to having a healthy lifestyle, find out how you can improve your memory with the tips from the infographic. Click on the above image to learn more. [via Tarresa Muffet]
 
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Design Insights Interview: French interior inspiration from Le blog déco de mlc!

    Aime
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    In this week’s edition of our inspirational design insights interview, we are pleased to welcome French Interior Designer, Decorator and Blogger Marie-Laure from Le blog déco de mlc! Let’s gain an insight into her world, and what it’s like to run her interior design company Les ateliers de mlc: What do you love most about your job as an interior designer/architect and blogger? They work together and are complementary. I would feel incomplete without one or the other. Blogging enables me to share and discuss what I find and see as well as talk about the household world…
  • The ultimate guide to growing your own vegetables in April!

    Sarah Tuck
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:34 am
    Following on from our super-handy guide to preparing your garden ready to grow your own vegetables in March, we’ve created the ultimate list of vegetables seeds to begin sowing and planting in April.  We hope you enjoy and please do share the love and let us know any tips advice you’d like to share with us! Embrace the great outdoors… There is such a large range of delicious vegetables that you can begin to sow and plant outside in April. And even better, growing your own vegetables is healthier for you too! What can I sow outdoors? Now is the time to sow peas…
  • Product Review: Tower Drying Rack – a space-saving solution!

    Sarah Tuck
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:51 am
    Spring is finally here, which can only mean one thing… it’s the perfect time to dry your washing naturally! When Anna from Don’t Cramp Our Style contacted us for help with her laundry we were super-happy to supply her with our new Tower Drying Rack! Anna’s a journalist and interiors stylist whose work features regularly in national and international press, and as a stylist for most of the major UK interior magazines, we can’t wait to see how she felt about our drying solution: “We don’t have room for a tumble-drier. We’ve had two…
  • Dry washing naturally with our top 10 new laundry accessories!

    Sarah Tuck
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    It’s the season to #LoveNature and step away from the tumble dryer! The weather is looking up and the sun is shining, making it the perfect weather for drying laundry! And drying laundry naturally will be a breeze with our brand new washing and drying laundry accessories. The new laundry products not only give you a helping hand on wash days, they also encourage you to dry your washing naturally too! And talking of drying washing naturally, have you heard about our #LoveNature campaign? Together with WeForest, we pledge to plant a tree for every Brabantia Rotary Dryer purchase, with an…
  • Design Insights Interview: Super-inspirational ‘Queen of prints’ – Orla Kiely!

    Sarah Tuck
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    In this week’s Design Insights Interview we are truly excited to feature the ‘Queen of prints’ – Irish designer Orla Kiely. Known for her retro-inspired lifestyle collection – which includes everything from ready-to-wear clothes to furniture – Kiely has teamed up with us here at Brabantia to design a print for our Retro Bin. You’ll no doubt have seen the launch coverage from London’s Tower Bridge a few weeks ago, but now we get a unique opportunity to speak to Orla herself to find out her views on the exciting collaboration! Your world-famous stem design has now…
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    Never Say Cool

  • Sonar +D, where technology and creativity meet

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

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

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

    Never Say Cool
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Inspired from a previous release, Ok Go, using anamorphosis technique, made a trendy and creative video for Chinese home furniture Red Star Macallineusing.
  • Collective Hipsteria in Barcelona

    Never Say Cool
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Once Again, NSC team was on the front line of an awesome event, sure that the expectations that had arisen over the past few weeks around this matter would have been fulfilled at their greatest. We had the opportunity to follow the beloved concept of day time outdoor dancing – with qualitative line-up exquisitely mixing local scene and well-known international names – since the first event of the big brother Piknic Elektronic BCN, (2012) we have seen it growing and becoming part of the Sunday happening of the city; like your Sunday Roast at  granny’s house, for me as an Italian, it…
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    CF Magazine

  • Itch.io Spotlight: Tuesday by Teresa Manco, Ryuno, & Kyuu

    Eric Swain
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    “He lists off the things characters in media often do when they discover they are in a time loop: run around, commit crimes, try suicide in numerous different ways.“ Visual Novels are a peculiar genre in video games. They are what they sound like, a novel presented with accompanying visuals. Like a novel, the story is preset, and you will spend most of your time reading – clicking through line after line of dialogue and internal monologue. The visuals take the place of descriptive passages and appear as a series of background screens with various characters popping into…
  • Retrowave / An 80’s Style Animation With a Delorean by Florian Renner

    Zola Paulse
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Florian Renner is a freelance graphic designer whose past projects have included work with companies and artists like Audi, Digital Mayhem and DBS. His art ranges from design to illustration, all of it quite fabulous, but we wanted to showcase one of his projects in particular: Retrowave. A short promo animation in which every still is as awesome as the sum of its parts, I don’t think it’s even possible to look at this project without getting a bit too excited. Beautiful technicolor landscapes, sweet neon lights, a stunning clash of retro design and futuristic framework. Also a god damned…
  • An Interview with Illustrators Irina & Olga Ert, Masters of Visual Storytelling

    Alex Irish
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    We last caught up with you back in August 2013, and were enraptured by your melding of modern illustration with ancient folklore. What have you been up to since then? Is there anything that particularly stands out for you, in those intervening years? Yes, there is. Now we are applying our skills to animation. We have started to learn how to animate, how to build up a story, work on character design for an animated film. It’s such an incredible area, and there is a lot we have to learn! And we are trying – last year we took animation course at Arts University Bournemouth and had a…
  • Octavian Mielu smokes nearly as much as I do

    Zola Paulse
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Not to blow smoke or anything, but this superhero-themed artwork is red hot! You know, because heat makes smoke and…Oh, whatever. Octavian Mielu is a self-taught Romanian artist from Bucharest specialising in sweet pop design. You may know him for his unique smoke portraits of various celebrities. His latest project in the same style is a series of dual-colour Superheroes. Perhaps my imagination led me ashtray, but I was a tad disappointed when I realised he wasn’t gymnastically chain smoking in the name of art. Still, he’s not lacking in effort as each piece actually contains…
  • Itch.io Spotlight: The Last Night by Tim and Adrien Soret

    Eric Swain
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    “He is breathing heavily against the railing. Fire once more and he tumbles over. Your character walks to the railing and begins to smoke.” The Last Night is a small game made last year for the Cyberpunk Jam. The challenge: over the course of ten days create a game set in the 80’s cyberpunk genre and more specifically, inspired by and image provided by the organizers. Brothers Tim and Adrien Soret of OddTales accepted and in six days created a game from this: What they came out with was a simple, side-scrolling adventure game. You’re in a futuristic city with the rain pouring down…
 
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    ZURB

  • Your Brand is Like a Television Show

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

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

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

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    The ubiquity of responsive design has a direct correlation with the rise of frameworks. Frameworks made responsive design easier to grasp and get started with by producing simple patterns users could follow. Lowering the bar of complexity was necessary to allow engineers and designers to grasp responsive design concepts. If frameworks didn't drive the responsive web, we'd have far, far fewer responsive sites on the web today, and the ones we did have would be far less performant. Make no mistake, frameworks didn't invent responsive design, but they gave everyone the ability to design…
  • Catch Up on 'The Z-Files' Before the New Season Premier

    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    More than 20 years ago we were introduced to a pair of FBI agents unraveling the unexplained in a groundbreaking science-fiction drama. Now after a prolonged absence, the show that starts with a letter of alphabet returns. No it's not that other show with the letter. It's one of the two letters after that — "The Z-Files." We've managed to get the original cast to reprise their roles for the first time and the last time. To commemorate this occasion, ZVC — the off-cable network that brought you "LOL and Order" — will air the original "Z-Files" episodes starting from the first…
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    Incredible Things

  • This Sweet Little Rescue Pup Doesn’t Like To Eat Alone

    Brittany High
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    This is Bonnie, a sweet rescue pup. She doesn’t like to eat alone so she takes matters into her own hands paws by moving her bowl across the room, right next to her pal. So cute! I totally get it, too. I don’t like eating alone either. Unfortunately I’m forced to do it all too […] The post This Sweet Little Rescue Pup Doesn’t Like To Eat Alone appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • What Happens With This Guy Kills A Spider = Nightmare Fuel

    Brittany High
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    What’s worse than one big-ass spider? Hundreds of tiny-ass spiders. This is a video posted by Youtuber Danny Ford. It shows him smashing a huge wolf spider only to release a ton of baby wolf spiders. Not included in the video is Danny calmly walking to the garage, grabbing the gasoline, dousing his house, and […] The post What Happens With This Guy Kills A Spider = Nightmare Fuel appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • You Need This Dragon Cake Pan For Your Next GoT Party

    Brittany High
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    ThinkGeek is selling this Dragon Cake Pan for $25. Pretty cool, but once you ice it, you lose the effect. And then what’s the point? I can see it now: Hey guys, check out this dragon cake I made! You can’t tell with all this icing in the way, but it’s shaped like a dragon. […] The post You Need This Dragon Cake Pan For Your Next GoT Party appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Japanese Airline Has R2-D2 Jets For International Flights

    Brittany High
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:58 am
    This fall Japanese airline All Nippon Airways is rolling out R2-D2 themed jets for international flights. It’s all part of a promotion for the new Star Wars movie coming out. You might have heard about it. I for one would absolutely ride the hell out of an R2-D2 plane! In cargo, of course. Paying for […] The post A Japanese Airline Has R2-D2 Jets For International Flights appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Dog Learns A Lesson The Hard Way: Don’t Bother The Cat

    Brittany High
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:19 pm
    This is a 30 second long video of two dogs taunting a cat relaxing by the pool. One of the pups learns the hard way: do NOT mess with the cat. That kitty is not tryna play! She goes from a very chill “Stop. But for real, stop. Guys. I’m not kidding, you need to […] The post A Dog Learns A Lesson The Hard Way: Don’t Bother The Cat appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    Chair Blog

  • Slow Chair

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

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

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Shot by Richard Kern As a prelude to another shocking chair episode this photo by US photographer Richard Kern which was published in his book Model Release Some people see this as another piece of evidence of female suppression in art. I would say “Hiding from the photographer in the lavatory chair” Last update: Wednesday, April 8, 2015The post Shot by Richard Kern appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • K.E.M. Weber Armchair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    K.E.M. Weber Armchair Was estimated $ 5,000 – $ 7,000 at a spring 2014 Wright Auction, but not sold. Wewnever I see a K.E.M. Weber chair I like it so much I want it. Last update: Wednesday, April 8, 2015The post K.E.M. Weber Armchair appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Chair by Rud Thysgren and Johnny Sørensen

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    Chair by Rud Thysgren and Johnny-Sørensen Made it into the Design Museum of Copenhagen where I took this photo. Last update: Monday, April 6, 2015The post Chair by Rud Thysgren and Johnny Sørensen appeared first on Chair Blog.
 
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    Colossal

  • Ceramic Cephalopod and Jellyfish Air Plant Holders by Cindy and James Searles

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    California-based artists Cindy and James Searles make call kinds of handmade ceramic air plant holders in the form of jellyfish, squid, octopi, and other underwater creatures. They come in shapes in size way too numerous to show here, you can see more in their shop. If you liked this, also check out Cathy Van Hoang’s urchin shell air planters.
  • Branching & Looping Wooden Tables by Michael Beitz

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Artist Michael Beitz (previously) designed two more of his amazing sculptural tables in the last year. The first is called Tree Picnic, a functional 50-foot-long picnic table that branches like a tree at the Michigan Riley Farm in Buffalo, NY. The other piece is a 18-foot-long tangle of looping wood titled Not Now, referring to the table’s anti-social design. The sculpture was on view last year as part of his solo show called Maybe Later at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. You can see more of his strange interpretations of everyday furniture in this online gallery. (via Contemporist)
  • Sponsor // Get 50% Off the Craftsy Online Class ‘Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday’

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Masterpieces are born in the artist’s sketchbook, but are your drawing skills up to the challenge? Luckily, Craftsy is here to help. For a limited time, get 50% off the online Craftsy class Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday — a special offer for Colossal readers — with guidance from internationally renowned artist Paul Heaston. In these video lessons, you’ll learn how to draw the world around you, how to think of your sketchbook as a versatile companion, and how to use pencil, ink, and watercolor in your on-the-go “studio.” First, Paul will walk you through realistically depicting…
  • New Urban Geodes on the Streets of L.A. by Paige Smith

    Christopher Jobson
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:54 am
    Surrounding an exhibition at Maker City LA, artist Paige Smith A.K.A. a common name (previously), began to install new crystalized rock formations around the streets of LA. The geodesic rock formations which she refers to as urban geodes are created mostly with paper and spray paint or cast resin in random cracks and crevices around the city. She’s also installed geodes in Spain, Istanbul, Jordan, South Korea, and elsewhere around the world over the last few years. For the most up-to-date news on her geological street art you can follow smith on Instagram.
  • Winged Insects Built from Repurposed Computer Circuit Boards and Video Game Systems

    Christopher Jobson
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell works with components salvaged from old computers and video game systems to make an entire taxonomic order of circuit-based insects. From used Nintendos to DVD players, any device is fair game for her winged assemblages which she sells online via Etsy. You can read a bit more about their origins on My Modern Met. (via Permaculture)
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • 90 Free Outline Icons

    Rafi
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Here’s a featured freebie containing 90 free outline icons that you can use in your web and mobile app designs and development. These are shape layers so you can easily resize them without compromising on quality. File Format: .PSD Layers: Shape-Layers File Size: 1MB Visit Download Page
  • Letterhead And Paper Portfolio Mockup PSD

    Rafi
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Friends, here’s a free PSD file of corporate letterhead and portfolio mockup on paper. These are accompanied by two pencil graphics. They are very easy to edit. Just go with the top two smart layers you see on the top in the PSD file and double click them to edit with your own designs and save them. Grab the download file. File Format: .PSD Layers: Yes, Smart-layers Dimensions: 3000 x 2000 pixels File Size: 15.15 MB Download PSD Mockup
  • WOHOO: Free Mobile App UI Kit

    Rafi
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Friends, here’s well-crafted mobile app UI Kit for iOS 8.  The PSD files are retina HD ready, 100% vector-based layers and fully editable components to create your next mobile app. File Format: .PSD Layered: Yes Dimensions: 1242 x 2208 (iPhone 6+) 750 x 1334 (iPhone 6) 640 x 1136 (iPhone 5S) File Size: 173.98 MB Visit Download Page  
  • Simple Shop Products Carousel PSD

    Rafi
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    Here’s a simple shop products carousel widget PSD file that you can use to display your products in the form of a slider.  It is as simple as it looks, but I am sure this will a quick help in your ecommerce project.  All the elements are easy to edit and add your products. Just double-click the smart layers and play around with your ideas. The product images used are from Pixabay.com, specifically from the users: v2killer7603, 621hjmit, stokpic, Counselling and Unsplash.  The images are for preview purpose only and are not included in the actual download file. File Format: .PSD…
  • Paper Letterpress Logo Mockup PSD

    Rafi
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    Friends, today we bring you paper letterpress PSD logo mockup available in black, red and white papers. These can be highly useful to showcase your brand or logo identity using the smart-layers in Photoshop. Further, all the three PSD files can easily be edited to modify the background and paper color of your choice – unlimited combinations. Even you can change the logo color and tweak the effects. Download and enjoy! File Format: .PSD Layers: Yes, Smart-Layers Dimensions: 2000×1500 pixels File Size: 128 MB Download Logo Mockup
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    Columbia CabinetWorks

  • The Not-White Kitchen

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

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

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

    ccabinet
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pantone announced its Color of the Year for 2015 and it is a dramatic departure from the vibrant, bright tones of recent years. Marsala is a brownish red that is rich and subtle at the same time. From cabinets to exposed brick, back-splash to paint color, the kitchen is a perfect place to introduce this sumptuous hue into your home.   Marsala makes a huge impact in a small space such as this guest bathroom and adds drama and authenticity to Moroccan themed decor. Muted tones blend beautifully but don’t forget cool-toned bright accent colors to add some pop! Best, Ray  
  • CCW Wins Best Remodel Half Bathroom at the 2014 NKBA Tri-State Awards

    ccabinet
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    Last night, Amy, one of our senior designers, was honored with the 2014 NKBA Tri-State Award for Best Remodel Half Bathroom. A sleek modern take on a traditional built-in vanity gives this master bath an urban sophistication. The rich dark lager finish on cherry wood offsets the frosted glass doors and granite countertop. The vanity wall backs-up to the master bedroom wall and is separated by built-ins. Congratulations, Amy! Best, Ray
 
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    Creative Nerds

  • 20 fresh new Photoshop tutorials from 2015

    TimothyBlake
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Being a user now of Photoshop close to almost 10 years. I find myself always to striving to enhance my Photoshop skills, with no academic qualifications or courses studied in Photoshop I have found over time the only way to truly get better a Photoshop is to constantly keep learning and evolving my Photoshop skills. There now so many tutorials available online for mastering every aspect of Photoshop. This round-up we have collated 20 of the best Photoshop tutorials, which where all created within 2015. It’s a great compilation where you can some nifty new tricks, whether your just…
  • Watercolor paint free seamless vector pattern

    TimothyBlake
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This pattern is a lot different than the typical seamless pattern that a we publish on Creative Nerds. The pattern consist of various authentic watercolor paint strokes used to form a unique scalable vector pattern available as a free download in Ai and eps file format to open in almost any vector editor, which you prefer to use. License Details The Photoshop brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this…
  • An awesome new website Design Shortcuts

    TimothyBlake
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For The past few months among working on Creative Nerds. We have also been very busy working on a new web project called Design Shortcuts. What is Design Shortcuts you ask ? The sole purpose is to make your life and workflow faster and more efficient when designing in Photoshop or illustrator. The site has a list Photoshop and Illustrator shortcuts for your favourite tools, along with a search, where you can search for a specific tool, in order to identify what shorcuts is for that specific tool. It’s a great site, and I’m sure you will find it very useful. If you have a spare few…
  • How to create a halftone vector effect using Illustrator

    TimothyBlake
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In this quick tip we will be sharing with you how with you how you can create a halftone effect, which is a scalable vector. This is a very useful technique, which is very popularly used within print design. The tutorial final outcome takes less than a few minutes or so to implement the technique, so why not try it out ? Tutorial details Program: Illustrator Difficulty: Beginner Time estimation:  Under 5mins Preview Tutorial:
  • 10 Best free extensions for Brackets

    TimothyBlake
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Brackets is a free open source modern day editor perfect for web design with new releases every 2 to 4 weeks. I’ve been using it for the past year or so, and is certainly my favourite editor I’ve ever used when it comes to front end development. One of my favourite things about Brackets is its feature rich, and there is a huge library of plugins/extensions you can install into brackets within a matter of seconds. These are my personal favourite extensions, which if your users of brackets I highly recommend installing, and trying out for yourself. If your yet not a user of brackets…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Simon Pengelly designed by Spin

    Richard Baird
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Pengelly Design is a British furniture and product design studio, founded by Simon Pengelly in 1993, that embraces a material and process led approach to problem solving, and an aesthetic that has a lightness, simplicity and timelessness. Since its foundation the studio has gone on to secure and complete a variety of national and international furniture, transport and product design projects in collaboration with businesses and manufacturers such as Lapalma, Habitat and Modus, Virgin Atlantic and Joseph Joseph. Pengelly’s new brand identity, designed by…
  • Design Museum designed by Bond

    Richard Baird
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. To coincide with the launch of Bond’s new website, BP&O takes a look back at the studio’s work for Designmuseo, a Finnish design museum, housed in a late 19th century building by architect Gustaf Nyström, and located on Helsinki’s Korkeavuorenkatu Street. The museum exhibits national and international work from the fields of fashion, industrial and graphic design, and, alongside its permanent exhibition of Finnish design from 1870 to the present, also hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. With the intention of…
  • Masala Weltbeat Festival designed by Hardy Seiler

    Richard Baird
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Masala Weltbeat Festival is a celebration of contemporary and traditional world music that looks to arouse curiosity and develop interest in the many cultures of the world under the unifying presence of music. Masala takes place in venues and on stages in and around the German city of Hannover, hosts over 4,000 musicians from 90 countries and also runs workshops, dance classes, exhibitions, theatre performances, a world market and programmes designed for children and families. This June, Masala will celebrate its 20th year and reached out to Bureau Hardy…
  • Hardpop 7 Years designed by Face

    Richard Baird
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Hardpop is an electronic music venue located in the Mexican city of Juárez. It plays host to both international and national DJ’s and has been acknowledged twice by DJ Magazine as one of the best clubs in the world. Hardpop’s brand identity, a contemporary interpretation of military insignia, and a mix of conventional and unconventional typographic forms created by Face – a significant departure from its previous identity – draws its inspiration from an interior of classic and modern detail. To celebrate the venue’s seventh bithday, Face created a…
  • Markus Form designed by Lundgren+Lindqvist

    Richard Baird
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:17 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Markus Form is a contemporary furniture company, founded with the intention of revitalising Sweden’s furniture industry, and with an ambition to produce relevant, practical and easy to match designs that are durable and sustainable. The company’s furniture will also draw on a significant Swedish and Scandinavian design culture and heritage that unites ergonomics, functionality, craftsmanship and a good working knowledge of materials, whilst also being individualistic. Markus Form describe their philosophy as one that takes on greater challenges than…
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  • Wedding Decor: Where to Splurge and Where to Save

    Michelle Edgemont
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Let’s be real: Most couples aren’t working with an unlimited wedding budget. So, how do the rest of us decide where to spend the bulk of the floral budget, or whether to spring for fancier napkins? As a professional wedding designer, I’ve learned some things about when to go “all out” and when the basic option will do. Read on for my tips to stay within your budget and still wow your guests. SAVE ON NAPKINS, SPLURGE ON TABLECLOTHS Those specialty napkins you had to have? As soon as a guest sits down, they’ll be dirty or on the floor. Save some money by…
  • Copy This Room: A Trendy + Classic Jewel-Toned Living Room

    Shannon Petrie
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Everyone knows that spring is the season to clean and get organized, but it’s also a perfect time to break out of a home decor rut. Beth, who manages all the gorgeous room photography that goes into HGTV’s Photo Library, recently put together an amazing gallery of 2015′s top trends in home decor. Designed by Ann Lowengart, this living room hits many of the year’s hottest looks, from shades of blue to warm metals to geometric patterns. If you want to try something new in your home this season, give your space an on-trend update with these tips and products: 1. Behr / 2.
  • 5 Easy Updates to Refresh Your Home for Spring

    Kayla Kitts
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    After a long and daunting winter, there’s nothing I love more than giving my home a little seasonal spruce up. After all, the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. Now’s the time to open all the windows and tackle that to-do list you’ve put on the backburner. Start with these five easy updates to refresh your home for spring. CLEAN UNDER FURNITURE + APPLIANCES We never think about what’s happening behind the refrigerator, sofa or buffet, but now’s the time to conquer that fear. Scoot these big pieces out as much as you can and use a vacuum hose to…
  • Photo Friday: Chaise the Stress Away

    Beth Rucker
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? I certainly was unaware, but I have no problem celebrating the occasion with an extra-focused attempt at relaxation. While some people turn to a nice warm tub and bubbles or a sweat-inducing workout to ease anxiety and stress, my personal preference is to get my body in a position primed for reading or napping. While a bed or sofa is a perfectly fine solution for this, I’d much rather stretch out in a chaise. Design by J&J Design Group You can’t go wrong with this classic design selected by J&J Design Group for…
  • Wedding Mint is April’s Color Pick! Use It 5 Gorgeous Ways

    Liz Gray
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sure, spring is still new, but another season is fast approaching: Wedding season! Whether you’re attending a friend’s ceremony or are busy planning your own big day (like Kayla and me!,) spring and summer are the most popular times to tie the knot. (If you’re as excited as we are, check out our new Wedding Survival Guide series!) And the hottest color to be surrounded by while gettin’ hitched? You guessed it: cool mint green. From retro glassware to bridesmaid dresses to delicate French macarons, this color is everywhere. So, we’re naming April’s Color of…
 
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  • The Garden of Wonders @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Perfume, a precious antique product with an artisanal heart and a global profile, is the focus of the Gardens of Wonder exhibition in Milan’s beautiful Orto Botanica di Brera. An almost alchemic product, perfume is the result of a deep-rooted expertise and amazing handicraft production. Here design meets the world of perfume in ten golden pavilions that narrate the past and predict the future of a product of fine craftsmanship Milan’s Botanica Gardens were chosen as the amazing background of a sophisticated interdisciplinary project ” A Journey through Scents ” whose…
  • Rising Young Designers @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:40 am
    Once again Interni magazine and editor Gilda Bojardi presents a review of the most promising young designers emerging on the international design scene in the past 12 months The post Rising Young Designers @ Salone Milan 2015 appeared first on Dedece Blog.
  • Mindcraft @ Salone Milan 2015

    Dedece
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Mindcraft 2015, winner of the Milano Design Award at the Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano, via dei Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro Mindcraft is an annual event with the craftsmen and the most talented designers of Denmark, collected in a series of exhibitions organized by the Danish Arts Foundation and the Danish Agency for Culture. Now in its eighth edition, the exposition this year, held in the picturesque setting of the old cloister, the cloisters of San Simpliciano in Brera, is curated by Italo-Danish designer GamFratesi, which selected 14 new works of 19 of the most important creative…
  • Circolo Marras @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    Segno Italiano ( = Signs of Italy ) cooperated with the best craftsmen of Southern Sardinia to present a collection of baskets in cane river, Myrtle and olive tree with the neck in willow, For the Salone 2015, fashion designer and stylist Antonio Marras reinterpreted these baskets by weaving into them fabrics from his own collections, and presenting these bags for sale throughout the week, as an icon of the 2015 Salone. Here Marras focused on the second exhibition with Segno Italiano and on this occasion presented the Cesteria Sarda (Sardinian Baskets) collection, the first chapter in the…
  • Good News From Brazil @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    “Good News from Brazil ” – Sollos presents product collections designed by Brazilian  architect and engineer Jader Almeida The innovative Brazilian company Sollos returned for the second year in a row, launching a capsule interiors collection of international appeal designed by the award winning 33 year old designer,  architect, and engineer Jader Almeida The unique installation created by Jader Almeida for the event at Spazio Solferino 40 ( in the beating heart of the Brera Design District ) showcased around 50 pieces of furniture, lights and furnishing accessories, the…
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  • Gorman x Miranda Skoczek Winter 2015

    Ange
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    I can’t take my eyes off this fun and vibrant collection! Gorman’s latest collaboration with Australian artist Miranda Skoczek for the label’s winter 2015 campaign is anything but somber. The vibrant color palette and the exotic prints will surely brighten the gloomiest days. Miranda’s artwork blends in beautifully with Gorman’s styles and aesthetics. Five of her original paintings are featured across 53 styles in the fashion collection. What a gorgeous blend of colors! See Gorman’s winter 15 collection. Photos: Gorman Venue: Miranda Skoczek’s studio
  • Dosa Summer 2015

    Ange
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Dosa is a line of clothing, accessories and home textiles designed by Los Angeles based artist Christina Kim, who incorporates handcrafted materials and traditional textile techniques in her creations. The summer 2015 collection, inspired by her travels to Burma, features dresses, blouses, skirts and scarves in beautiful shades of pink. I’m also loving Sam Schonzeit’s background artwork behind each featured item. What a beautiful spread of pink! See the full collection here.
  • Petit Fou Clutch

    Ange
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Here’s a unique statement clutch to add to your handbag collection! Petit Fou is a modern line of paper clutch purses by the designers behind Hamburg-based studio Paperlux, who is utterly in love with paper. Each unique purse is handcrafted from paper, and features beautiful textural folds. Petit Fou is available in two sizes and six bold colors. Check out the full collection here. Photos: The Ladies | Petit Fou
  • Ööloom Face Blanket

    Ange
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    These cute animal sleeping masks make me smile! Created by Mihkel Virkus, Karmen Heinmaa, Johan Kallas and Jan Plaan in Estonia, Ööloom Face Blanket is an adorable line of animal sleeping masks that will block out light and help you to sleep better. Handmade from quality Estonian felt, and inspired by wild animals who have no trouble sleeping, each unique animal sleeping mask is said to possess ancient sleeping power. Perhaps, sweet fuzzy Ööloom Face Blanket is all you need to fall asleep instead of the cliché method of counting sheeps. The range of cuddly animals include giraffe,…
  • Artists For Azuero Plates Edition

    Ange
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Artists for Azuero plates edition is an artistic collaboration of Azuero Earth Project with six contemporary artists, namely Teresita Fernandez, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Maya Lin, Richard Prince, and Ed Ruscha, all of whom represent a diverse range of genres, from painting and photography to sculpture and environmental art. Each internationally acclaimed artist has contributed a unique image/design that is inspired by the natural world, to be reproduced on a functional dinner plate, which is made of high quality bone china by Lenox in USA. Shown above are the designs of: (top, left to…
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  • Fine art photographer refines photo manipulation

    Jelena Askovic
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 am
    With all due respect to Oscar Wilde, art doesn’t only imitate life. As it turns out, art also imitates dreams and fantasies, and Hungarian fine art photographer Flora Borsi reaffirms this through her magical digital works. The bulk of Borsi’s photographs deals with femininity, and she argues about female representation in art and life by putting emphasis on new ways of presenting the female silhouette and hidden emotions and desires. With different concepts ranging from the witty parody of Photoshop to destructive human nature to reimagined history, the fine art photographer draws…
  • A country house soaring towards the sky

    Maddalena Tagliapietra
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    The Hadaway country house is perfectly located on a slope overlooking the Whistler Valley in British Columbia, Canada. As stated by Patkau Architects, the house form was shaped on two main considerations: first of all it is a response to the allowable building footprint and height limitations, furthermore the country house was designed to shed the snow from the roof to closer storage areas. In this way its final shape seems to be constituted by various triangles. Internally the main level is organised as an open space made up of the kitchen, the dining area and a spacious living room. The…
  • Smart autonomous concept car in ultimate style

    Mikael Fernstrom
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    In the future, the idea of driving a car will probably become obsolete. The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is described as a mobile living space. It is a vision of the future, aimed at a possible market entry horizon of the year 2030, where autonomous driving vehicles are expected to be the norm. An autonomous car is basically a robot that safely provides transport for humans. Externally, the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is a slender road-hugging shape. It has four doors that open up to an angle of 90 degrees. The car is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic,…
  • Change your room with a pendant lamp

    Eleonora Sagretti
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    A living space can be deeply transformed even only with the smart choice of a pendant lamp. The German based design firm KDID well played with this interior design complement. Its recent release, the Pirouet Lamp, winner at the 2015 Red Dot Design Award, plays as a chameleon, with a shape that can be transformed and adapted to the owner’s aesthetic preferences. This modern round pendant lamp marries modernity with simplicity: the adjustable luminaire is pure delight, making this lamp a smart toy to play with by changing the shape and adapting the appearance to the surrounding environment…
  • Compelling Interior Takes Asian Design Restaurant to a New Luxurious Realm

    Ljubica Vidacic
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    There is a new hot spot in the heart of Chengdu, China and it is Asian extravagance at its finest. Designed by Hong Kong’s architecture firm, Panorama, Yue Restaurant is a rather unique outlet -The idea was to fracture the traditional concept of indoor dining by creating a luxurious realm somewhere that exists somewhere in between. The hardwood-paneled ceiling allows the room to breathe, literally. The occasional slit among the panels lets the fresh air inside while broad windows generously invite both sunshine and night’s flickering lights into the Asian design restaurant. The marble and…
 
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  • The Manually Pixelated Cityscapes of Phil Stein

    Mia Grevees
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Cityscapes are some of my most favorite kinds of photographs. A simple snapshot of a city is full of detail, hidden surprises and layers that can unfold over multiple viewings. I never tire of going back through a photo of a Chicago skyline, picking through the streets, windows and throngs of people. They’re inherently beautiful and evocative on their own but artist Phil Stein makes them doubly so by printing his photos and mounting them onto small pieces Plexiglas to create large scale collages. It creates a manually pixelated effect that adds even more depth and interest as well as…
  • Whimsical Precision: Digital Paintings by Rafael Ochoa

    Megan Parry
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Rafael Ochoa’s amazing digital works call back to the spirit of classical oil paintings but with a fresh, playful twist. Ochoa has a masterful talent at portraying light and shadow, color and detail. He can paint the hair of a deer and the wrinkles of an old man with such unreal precision while simultaneously injecting humor and fun into his work. For example, the painting of the woman cradling the cabbage is technically incredible – there’s a seriousness to the handling of light, proportion and overall composition. The actual subject matter though – the woman cradling the…
  • Artist Niyoko Ikuta Uses Layers of Glass to Create Swirling Geometric Sculptures

    Mary Luoma
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Niyoko Ikuta creates flowing geometric shapes seemingly come to life out of layers of laminated sheet glass. They come in green and blue hues and remind the viewer of the fluid forms of waves in an ocean. Ikuta has been working in glass since the 1980s and has become a leading figure in Japanese glass art. Her works have been collected by institutions worldwide including the V&A in London and the Corning Museum of Glass in the U.S. About her work, Ikuta says via V&A: I am captivated by the complexity of light as it reflects, refracts, and passes through broken cross sections of plate…
  • Novik Olesya’s 3D Layered Acrylic Paintings

    Ellison
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Hello AIA! I am an Artist from the Ukraine, my name is Novik Olesya. I use a unique technique for creating images: Sculptures by successive imposition of Layers acrylic colors and transparent Resin. Layer after a layer a picture grows. An Image does not just seem three-dimensional, it is three-dimensional and even has a shadow. It is possible to see an object with all its foreshortening like on a hologram. The Creating of one Painting usually takes 1 – 1,5 months. First time, to my knowledge, a portrait in its original size has been made like this! The creation of the…
  • Artist Richart Stainthorp Twists Metal Wire into Sculptures of the Human Form

    Mary Luoma
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    British artist Richart Stainthorp uses metal wire to create powerful and captivating human figures. And to their realistic forms, he adds a touch of the surreal, giving them wings or horns, thereby elevating them from the world of the everyday into the truly divine. While Stainthorp does not usually give them faces, he uses the wiring to focus on following the lines of the muscles and contours of his figures. The effect is one of great expression even if no emotion is conveyed overtly. Stainthorp is based in the United Kingdom and has been making wire sculptures since 1996. According to the…
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    Think Design

  • Are You Creative or a Douchebag at CTA Savviness?

    Shyrose Vastani
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:32 am
    Have you observed annoying pop-ups and buttons on websites that distracts you from reading the content? These are actually a douchebag way of putting call to actions (CTA). Businesses tend to overdo the buttons on their websites to get attention, without realizing that it will go against the brand image. These pop-ups constantly bug the… The post Are You Creative or a Douchebag at CTA Savviness? appeared first on Think Design.
  • 5 Step Strategy for SMB’s to Own Online Reviews

    Hala Ali
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Online reviews have become the power behind purchasing decisions, and local consumer surveys back this statement by showcasing statistics, such as: ‘52% of users are likely to utilize local business with positive reviews and this number is comparable to the trust given to word of mouth reviews from friends and family.’ So, why are so… The post 5 Step Strategy for SMB’s to Own Online Reviews appeared first on Think Design.
  • NJ Print Designers Are the Best in Marketing Design

    Kathleen Burns
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    We’re not trying to brag about it, but New Jersey folks have a lot of pride in their state and the people in it, and the designers you find here are the best around. Not only are they part of a diverse culture, they know what it takes to create a successful design from book… The post NJ Print Designers Are the Best in Marketing Design appeared first on Think Design.
  • Psychographics in Contemporary SMB Marketing

    Shyrose Vastani
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Are you a market researcher? If yes, then you would be familiar with the terms demographics and psychographics. They are methods used for understanding the target market externally and internally, respectively. In recent times, marketers have observed a paradigm shift in market research. Now, small businesses seem more inclined towards exploring the psychology, lifestyle, attitudes,… The post Psychographics in Contemporary SMB Marketing appeared first on Think Design.
  • Small Business Marketing Toolkit

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    Put your right foot forward to garner traction over your business! The life of a small business owner is hectic at best, as they seek to juggle multiple priorities on a daily basis, and attempt to fulfil various roles. They may act as a digital marketer one day, an accountant the next, and an operations… The post Small Business Marketing Toolkit appeared first on Think Design.
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  • 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…
  • Reasons Small Businesses Need Quality DIY Web Design Solutions

    Kalen Smith
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Every small business owner needs a website to reach customers and build their brand. However, a 2013 study from Yodle found that 52% of small business owners still don’t have one. Many of these business owners are starting to recognize the importance of websites and are designing them on their own. While DIY web design can be a great option, you will need to make sure that it is done properly. Why You Need a Professional Design for Your Business Website While every small business needs a website, it is important to make sure the website is professionally designed. Customers will become very…
  • 4 Mistakes that Can Get Affiliates Banned from Adwords

    Kalen Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Generating highly targeted traffic is one of the most important parts of affiliate marketing. Google Adwords is one of the best sources of traffic, but many affiliates make a number of mistakes that could get them banned from the network. You will need to be aware of the policies to avoid being banned. Most Common Reasons Affiliates are Banned from Adwords Unlike many other advertising providers, Google won’t approve every ad simply because the advertiser is willing to pay for it. They only approve advertisements that meet their quality guidelines to improve the user experience and maintain…
 
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  • Smart Sensor Basketball Takes IoT to the Hoop

    Anita Berryman
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    March Madness (a.k.a. college basketball championship tournament season) has ended and fans whose bracket predictions included Duke University in the final four teams are reveling. For fans of the sport nothing is more exciting than a good basketball game and the thrill from the swish of the net on a three point shot. As the parent of a teenage son immersed in basketball, gift shopping tends to revolve around the latest trends in basketball apparel, footwear and training aids to support his self-disciplined two-hour day training regimen and year round play. During the course of my “due…
  • Boston’s Transport System Needs IoT Makeover

    Brant Henne
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The effects of the winter of 2015 was especially unkind to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and its riders—just ask any of the Boston area-commuters who faced weeks of public transportation cancellations and delays due to breakdowns. The impact on the MBTA was so sharply felt that it has polarized opinions regarding Boston’s bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. While there is little argument that a major overhaul is needed, sustained MBTA resilience will require looking beyond just laying down new tracks and ordering replacement cars. The Internet of Things (IoT) is…
  • Extreme Sports Ramp up Engineering Degrees

    Maria K. Regan
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    For university students with both STEM smarts and a taste for action sports, a new academic discipline is gaining traction: extreme sports engineering. Advances in technology have made action sports safer and more accessible, expanding demand for the specialized equipment and clothing they call for. That, in turn, has prompted some universities in the U.S. and abroad to offer engineering programs designed to help students develop the skills to design and produce better extreme gear. This academic year the University of Wales Trinity St. David in Swansea is offering, for the first time,…
  • Creating Business Value from Big Data

    Christa Prokos
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Big Data is keeping some of the most innovative business leaders up at night. Not only does it present a big opportunity, it presents a big challenge. While connected products and connected operations are enabling businesses to generate massive volumes of data, the sleep robbing question is: How am I going to create value from all this data? Enter big data analytics—the process of examining large data sets to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, customer preferences, and other useful information. The analytical findings are helping companies create new products and markets,…
  • 10 Cool Innovations to Celebrate Robotics Week

    Nancy Pardo
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    In honor of National Robotics Week, we’re highlighting our most popular robotics stories from the past year. #1. Robots Keep Tabs On Fans at Brazil World Cup – The Brazilian government and law enforcement officials pit terrorists or hooligans against an unusual foe: a military-grade robot called PackBot. #2. Robot Learns From Watching YouTube Videos – Can a robot learn to make a soufflé or a stir-fry the same way many of us do, by spending afternoon watching cooking videos? New research at the University of Maryland suggests it’s possible. #3. Harvard’s…
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  • In-House, Nothing Is Off Limits with Domtar

    Jason Tselentis
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Although Domtar is a company that specializes in paper, working in-house at Domtar has allowed multimedia specialist Ashley Maydak to spread her wings, taking on not only print design, but also digital design. Maydak shares her thoughts about Domtar’s in-house culture, and the opportunities she’s had to work with outside agencies who care just as much about design and the design process as she does. What are some things you miss about working as a freelancer, or at an agency, prior to working in-house at Domtar? I’ve always worked in-house. My job prior to Domtar was for…
  • 5 Creative Packaging Designs

    Natalie Boyd
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    Have you created an amazing promotional piece? The deadline for the the HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards is quickly approaching! Enter here. Creative packaging design attracts everyone. When our eyes land on an alluring package design, like moths to a flame, we gravitate toward that product and investigate further. The realm of uniquely gorgeous package designs is endless. We hand-selected some of our favorites from the 2014 Promotion and Marketing Design Awards for some great packaging design inspiration. To understand the depth of skill applied to these package designs, let’s…
  • 6 Mobile Web Design Tips for Google’s Algorithm Shift

    Guest Contributor
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Create a Killer Website Using Adobe Muse: In this four-week course, Brian Wood, author of the Adobe Muse Classroom in a Book, will guide you through how to create and publish a site using Adobe Muse that is optimized for desktop and devices, including phones and tablets. You’ll also learn how to incorporate some of the latest web trends in design.  By Steve Harris Beginning tomorrow, Google’s search algorithm will favor mobile-friendly sites for users who access Google on their mobile devices. The good news for websites typically accessed through desktop computers is that this shift will…
  • Your Online Design Resume: What You Need to Know

    Roberto Blake
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The online design resume is one of the most intimidating things new job seekers have to deal as they begin their careers. Creating an online design resume requires different skills and considerations than traditional print resumes. Furthermore, most people in a position to give a new job seeker advice about resumes haven’t competed in the job market since online resumes became the standard, so much of their advice doesn’t take the “online” part into consideration at all. Technology has dramatically changed the way we approach the job market, but there seems to be a…
  • Corwin Hiebert: Creating a Business Action Plan

    Jessica Farris
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    We’re thrilled to announce an exciting workshop for creative entrepreneurs: Corwin Hiebert will be presenting Getting Down to Business: 8 Action Planning Steps for Creative Freelancers, a live workshop  on May 11, 2015 with HOW Design University. A consultant and business manager to independent creative entrepreneurs, Hiebert helps designers and photographers focus on what they do best by guiding them through a business action plan. “Creative entrepreneurs crave to break free from the constraints of the modern workforce, be autonomous, happily pursue their creative…
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  • The People – Salone Internazionale del Mobile

    Manuel Da Ros
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    The People – Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015 L'articolo The People – Salone Internazionale del Mobile sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • The Stand – Salone Internazionale del Mobile

    Manuel Da Ros
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    The Stand – Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015 L'articolo The Stand – Salone Internazionale del Mobile sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Jordan Rakei – My Time

    Manuel Da Ros
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:10 am
    Even if we are in trepidation for the fair next week, do not forget our weekly appointment #fridayjazz. This week the dj Alessio Bertallot​ proposes: Jordan Rakei – My Time New soul and jazz come together in this stylish singer and Australian composer, absolutely to consider L'articolo Jordan Rakei – My Time sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Salone del Mobile 2015

    Manuel Da Ros
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    We anticipate the concept of the stand: “DESIGN AT WORK“. 2015 = New Headquarters – New Stand   We highly recommend you come and visit us because you will never see a stand of Kristalia so particular. Salone del Mobile 14-19 April Hall 20 stand a05-b04 FLOOR: WALL: BILLBOARD: MEETING ROOM: MERCHANDISING: L'articolo Salone del Mobile 2015 sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Thundercat – For Love I Come

    Manuel Da Ros
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:52 pm
    The #fridayjazz with the proposals of Dj Alessio Bertallot. Thundercat is considered one of the great masters of the new electric bass. For generation and passion is a musician is aware of the contemporary culture of hip hop than jazz and soul. A bridge between generations, that here reinterprets a song composer George Duke. L'articolo Thundercat – For Love I Come sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
 
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  • Online and Independent – How Student Ezines Influence Trends in the Youth Market.

    Cameron_Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
      South Africa has found itself in the midst of the talented and creative “millennials” generation. Young, creative and charismatic, these 21st century young bloods scout out the freshest trends and equip their arsenal with social media as the ultimate digital platform for market exposure – and it’s working.   In the basin of youthful creative prowess, the advent of the E-zine took online journalism in South Africa to the next level. Packaged into a downloadable PDF format, these Zines are easily accessible to anyone connected to the internet. Impressive, especially when…
  • SA Music Online – the Future of Digital Platforms.

    Cameron_Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
      A music-loving nation, South Africa has taken the leap of technological faith and followed the trends of most countries by providing music fans a platform to buy “digital downloads” from and formed the basis of SA music online. Tech giant Apple has supported iStore in South Africa for years now, and as such given South Africans more of a broadened reach into them legally obtaining their favourite songs, albums and more. There’s an impending doom on the horizon, however, and it lies in the same demise that the international music industry has been battling to overcome –…
  • You’re On the Air – How Call-in Radio Stations Help to Neutralise Opinions.

    Cameron_Smith
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:29 am
    When controversial news is delivered to you via TV or Radio broadcaster, how well do you usually walk away truly knowing and empathizing for all sides of the topic? Quickfire portions of highly complicated news stories are delivered to the public on a daily basis   We know that in highly politicized countries like America, the media landscape has fragmented around party affiliation (Fox vs. CNBC) and thus news is delivered through a prism of left vs. right, liberal versus conservative. But, even in a non-political media entity, how well can one truly feel and understand the nuances of a…
  • The Challenge of Researching in Africa

    Cameron_Smith
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:52 am
      Gaining research in the collective African market is a complicated task for multinational corporations and field researchers who facilitate and expand on operations to collect invaluable knowledge about consumer markets and trends – the borders expand through a highly diverse melting pot of cultures, traditions and languages.   It is to the fullest advantage of researchers to understand African markets and the importance of relative engagement, as quantitative data should only be considered full-proof if it has been gathered in a research practice that is acceptable,…
  • American Appeal – T.V shows that made an impact on South African viewing

    Cameron_Smith
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    It would be naive to think that South Africans don’t engage with their television sets on a dedicated level. Visual entertainment is something we crave on a daily basis and it forms an integral part of our social activity. There have been triumphs in our local networks – as much as there have been failures. However, nothing beats the excitement, the emotional investment and eager anticipation of American T.V. The American entertainment industry has lined us up in gear, awaiting quality productions of an ever-increasing calibre. DSTV, we salute you.   Going back a couple of years,…
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  • How Promotional Merch Upgrades Customer Loyalty

    Tej Shah
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    So 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…
  • 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……
  • Build Internal Brand Loyalty and Boost Sales with Employee SWAG

    Tej Shah
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    It’s kind of like Oz with an internal warehouse. That’s the feeling you get walking into Zappos.com headquarters in the middle of downtown Las Vegas. As you walk up the chiseled steps from the blazing sunshine you enter an even brighter rainbow of cultures, flavors and colors and that’s just the reception area. Soon you’re greeted by a “culture guide,” one even sputters “Caw Caw,” like a bird by way of greeting–she’s a Seattle Seahawks fan. And with this escort your flashy tour of the world’s most talked about workplace begins. Zappos.com’s employee culture has…
  • How Ironman Creates Value with Promotional Products

    Tej Shah
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    When was the last time someone tattooed your logo onto her calf? Or have you ever seen your logo printed on home decor? Or blazoned on a luxury purse brand? These are unusual ways to extend your brand with logos on promotional products, (and humans), but then what would you expect from a company that makes hundreds of millions of dollars just from legend? Ironman. It’s a brand known around the world. (Hint: We’re not talking about the Marvel Comics character.) Operated by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and owned by a hedge fund, the Ironman Triathlon is an ultradistance triathlon…
  • Now This is How You Create Buzz at a Tradeshow – Unbounce Does it Right

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

    Adomas Vasiliauskas
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Swedish artist Vincent Skoglund is an open-minded creator who decided to challenge our perceptions of trash by collecting dumped objects and assembling eye-catching installations out of them. In his recent sculpture series, titled ‘The Waste Management,’ Skoglund breathes new life into old, broken, and forgotten items by bringing them back into the circle of consumption. “To me, the dump is intriguing. It’s one of the most interesting places,” writes the artist. “The randomness is so vast. Colors and materials in different states of decay, coming together. I’d…
  • Artist creates beautiful bead designs using ashes of cremated loved ones

    Adomas Vasiliauskas
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    California-based artist Merry Coor has been creating gorgeous glass beads for about 15 years, but only recently discovered a completely new dimension of her work. Now, she creates beautiful bead designs, incorporating the cremated remains of diseased loved ones as one-of-a-kind memorials for their family and friends. “Last year, a young couple asked me if I could incorporate some of the ashes from a dear friend, lost too soon, into a bead as keepsake,” explains Coor in her website. “The experience was amazing for me. As I made this special glass bead, I meditated, pondered, and let my…
  • Magic messages on the streets of Seattle are revealed when it rains

    Justin Crowe
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Street artist Peregrine Church is making the rainy city of Seattle, Washington a little more fun with his art that is only visible when it’s raining. He has installed optimistic phrases like “Stay Dry Out There” and games like hopscotch onto sidewalks across the city. The magic is created with a (really incredible) super hydrophobic substance that, when applied, aggressively repels water. The substance is environmentally safe and stays active for 4 months to a year after it is installed. Check out the video below to see a demonstration of the super hydrophobic substance as…
  • Theatrical photos imagine an ancient goddess of death

    Adomas Vasiliauskas
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Dia de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebration, which is Latin America’s equivalent of Catholic’s All Saints Day. The main figure of Dia de Muertos is Lady of the Dead, also known as the goddess of the underworld. California-based photographer Tim Tadder, together with costume designer Julia Reeser and a make-up artist Krisztianna, brought this ancient goddess to life in their marvelous series of photographs called ‘Las Muertas.’ Tadder’s photographs have a curious blend of life and death in them, where colorful flowers represent a…
  • Stunning aerial night photography of San Francisco illuminated

    Justin Crowe
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Aerial views often reveal a rarely seen essence of the places we live. They show unseen structure, or chaos, or beauty that is as telling of a place as the micro people living within it. Photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet took two night helicopter rides above the great city of San Fransisco with its iconic bridges, hills, and fog to explore the area from above. The photos were shot for his upcoming photo book ‘AIR’ and show both low altitude shots and high altitude perspectives, reaching upwards of 7,200 feet. His night photos reveal a stunning glowing city, bursting…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Hard Drive Replaced With Zero Data Loss

    Foster D. Coburn III
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last Monday I told you SMART Warning Predicts Imminent Hard Disk Failure. A week later, I’m happy to report my laptop is healthy again, most all of my software is installed and all data is safely back where it was earlier. The biggest delay in the whole process was waiting for the replacement drive. I ordered the new drive on Monday and it didn’t arrive until Saturday. Once in hand, it took less than fifteen minutes to install the replacement drive. As I suggest in Setting Up a Windows Computer From Scratch, I always partition my drives into three drive letters. So as part of…
  • Vinyl George Free Font Fits All Projects And All Names

    Foster D. Coburn III
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    There are most likely quite a few of you who cut vinyl. And probably several of you are named George. Maybe even a George who cuts vinyl. Today’s free font, Vinyl George, is more of a grunge font that might just be perfect for your project even projects that don’t involve vinyl. 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…
  • Make Sure To Select Anchor Object When Aligning in CorelDRAW

    Foster D. Coburn III
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the last few days, my projects have involved aligning a large number of objects in CorelDRAW. Of course I’m using shortcut keys as described in CorelDRAW’s Alignment Shortcut Keys. They work great, but the whole operation can go wonky if the objects aren’t selected in the correct order. What you must remember is that the last object you select is the “anchor”, meaning all other selected objects will move relative to that anchor object. Select your objects with the anchor last and press the appropriate shortcut key. Then you can do a little happy dance!
  • Old Smartphones Still Full of Value

    Foster D. Coburn III
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Loyal readers will remember in the Charge Your Smartphone or Tablet Wirelessly With QI Wireless Charger post I mentioned that a new smartphone was on order. My new phone has been in my hands for a week now and I’m loving it. What does someone do with their old smartphone? Today I’ll share how I’m going to use mine. It no longer receives a signal from my mobile provider so I can’t use it to make calls or send text messages. As long as I have a WiFi signal, most every other function can still be used. Heck, if I really want to make phone calls then I could use the…
  • Getting the Perfect Sized Featured Image on Blog Posts

    Foster D. Coburn III
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    It has been just over two weeks since the idea for moving the blog to a new site was hatched and a week since we launched the new site. Today I want to talk about the “featured image” that appears at the top of most posts. If you only read a post via e-mail, you won’t see the featured image. Any time you are designing a graphic for the Web, knowing the proper dimensions to use is important. I studied the documentation for the theme we are using and it stated to make the graphics 660 x 330 pixels for best results. Getting the graphic started is quite easy. In CorelDRAW or…
 
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  • On the Grid

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Calibre, Apercu
  • Ape Studios

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Tiempos Headline, Avenir
  • Design Bridge

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Bell, Univers, F37 Bella
  • Living Edge

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Apercu, Hoefler Text, FF Olsen
  • Hands On Everyday

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Freight Big, Proxima Nova, Lusitana
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  • Mercedes-Benz (background) vector logo

    Nick Lavuzic
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:20 am
    Mercedes-Benz (background) vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Mercedes-Benz (background) current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Mercedes-Benz (background) vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Mallorca logo vector download free

    Dian N
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    Mallorca vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Mallorca vector in Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) file format The post Mallorca logo vector download free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Smurf jumping vector logo download free

    thNga
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:17 am
    Smurf jumping vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Smurf jumping current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Smurf jumping vector logo download free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Payoneer logo vector download free

    Dian N
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:17 am
    Payoneer vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Payoneer vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Payoneer logo vector download free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Magic hand vector logo free download

    thNga
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Magic hand vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Magic hand current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Magic hand vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    kyla
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Mother’s Day can sneak up one you. And nothing is worse then running out of time and not knowing what to buy. Personally, I know I’m one of the worst people to buy for, but don’t fret, I’m here to save you. Arms outstretched with a big old safety net of Mother’s Day gift ideas. MORE AFTER THE JUMP… Urban Outfitters has some great home decor, and these brass planters are right up Mom’s alley. Stop and pick up a couple succulents or a cactus to jazz them up and give them some life. I snapped this seriously cute ruffled tank from Madewell myself. I could…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #23

    kyla
    18 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party! How’ve you been? Did you have a good week? For me it was a whirlwind you guys! The Boy was traveling, my parents were in town helping me and Jen Harrison aka @fleamarketfab just arrived from Ohio to help me finish the master bedroom. And let me tell you, we have been shopping up a storm! The room is looking absolutely spectacular. Because I don’t have enough on my plate, I decided to jump into another room makeover head first. This time it’s my guest bedroom and I’m working with Decorist. Have you heard of them?
  • Decorist Bedroom Makeover Before & After Part 1

    kyla
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hey you guys! How’s your week going? Did you read my last post? Well, I figured out a solution to my new found love of whites and neutrals. I’ve teamed up with Decorist to knock out my guest bedroom makeover. It’s been on my to do list, but I just wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted it to look. If you haven’t heard of Decorist, you should. I found them about a year ago and have been watching them grow and basically change the interior design industry as we know it. By working virtually with a professional interior designer, they will help you take your room from…
  • White and Neutral Spaces

    kyla
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    So here’s a dilemma for you. What happens when you’re nearing the finish line of a room makeover and decide hmmm, I think I like something completely and totally opposite? Shhhhh! Don’t tell The Boy! He might have another hernia. But yes, clutch the pearls, this has kinda happened to me. Well, not kinda…it really has happened. I’ve tried to hold it in. Deny it. But it just wants to burst out of me. I like white and neutral spaces! Egats! There, I said it! While perusing Pinterest I started to notice it…the change. I was pinning spaces with a lot of…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #22

    kyla
    11 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Happy Saturday you guys! During the last Found & Foraged party, I mentioned that I had kinda fallen behind, but I didn’t fully explain. Not only did I have family in town for the holiday, I had been prepping for some really fun and exciting projects that finally came to fruition last Tuesday. For all my fellow bloggers reading this, you know how every once in a while you have one of those amazing blog days. That day for me was last Tuesday. It doesn’t happen often, so I cherished it! I published my latest I Make Emily Henderson Cry, and thanks to a little birdy…eh hem,…
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • The Benefits of Quartz Countertops: Secrets Revealed

    caitlink
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Quartz counters are man-made materials, created from quartz and other stones (including granite or glass), along with resins to bind it together. Additionally, there are pigments added for color. All of these ingredients create an extremely durable surface that naturally resists scratches, stains, abrasions and dents (not to mention being nontoxic, nonporous and nonallergenic). While quartz is virtually indestructible, its natural counterparts (such as granite, marble or soapstone) can crack or chip easily. Most quartz products come with lifetime warranties. Check out the lifetime warranty…
  • The Demand for Green Home Remodeling Products is on the Rise

    caitlink
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    As Earth Day will be here soon, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make your home and life greener and more sustainable. We have some interesting facts and figures about how green building and remodeling have become increasingly important factors for homeowners and builders. Homeowners today are becoming increasingly aware of their ecological footprint when it comes to upgrading and remodeling their homes. According to a recent study by McGraw-Hill Construction, “Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes: Growth in a Recovering Market one-third of those who are building new…
  • How to Bring Pantone’s Spring 2015 Color Report into Your Home

    caitlink
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Pantone’s “Fashion Color Report: Spring 2015” is finally here – and this year, it is leaning toward a cooler, softer side of the color spectrum, with pale pastels and nature-like neutrals. We have picked a few of our favorite colors, and demonstrated how you can seamlessly integrate them in your home décor. All of the mosaic tile designs and countertops are available through Granite Transformations and/or Trend. Classic Blue (Pantone 19-4052) Classic Blue is a strong, thoughtful color that contrasts nicely with yellows, golds and oranges. Below the Classic Blue tone is shown as the…
  • Fun and Easy DIY Easter Decorating Ideas for Your Home

    caitlink
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Are you hosting Easter this year, or simply looking to bring your Easter décor to the next level? Well, you’ve come to right place! We have some super easy DIY Easter decorating ideas that you can create with your family, right in the comfort of your own home.   Easter Egg Garland This is a simple way to add a dash of spring color and cheer to your banister, mantel, or hallway opening. Buy three dozen eggs and poke a hole on either ends of each egg (with a needle). Then blow out the contents, leaving them empty inside. Dip the eggs in the food coloring(s) of your choice and let them…
  • Home Remodeling on the Rise as Homeowners Opt to Stay

    caitlink
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today’s housing and financial markets have seen a significant recovery since 2008, which has increased the demand for multiple home repairs and home improvement services. A part of the increasing demand has to do with the fact that more homeowners are now choosing to upgrade their existing homes to fit their changing needs and lifestyle. They are finding that there’s more risk involved with moving (where they may have to make several compromises), as opposed to staying where they can make their homes exactly how they want them, and without uprooting their families from their schools and…
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Dresses – Modern Boutique Decor by Think Forward Design Studio

    Vania
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Think Forward design studio – Galina Milkova and Nedko Nikolov has finished this trendy shop decor recently: Read the rest of Dresses – Modern Boutique Decor by Think Forward Design Studio originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Research Laboratory Space Interior by Diamond Schmitt Architects

    Vania
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed a research laboratory space for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) at the MaRS West Tower in Toronto. The project includes new flexible wet and dry laboratories for genomics and informatics research and a statement staircase, by EeStairs, to inspire interaction among staff. Read the rest of Research Laboratory Space Interior by Diamond Schmitt Architects originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Functional Apartment Space in Tel Aviv With Cheerful Colors

    Vania
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Contemporary and functional apartment space in Tel Aviv with cheerful colors and intriguing segments. This collaboration project between Amir Navon – Studio 6B, Maayan Zusman and Moran Ben Ami possesses playful spirit, strong colorful character and tender elegance that comes from the combination between light and shape, plants and modern materials, lines and textures -all mixed in artful amalgam.  The glass structures, space – cubicles, rotating windows, transparent walls and shining surfaces dominate the decor and create smooth and dynamic ambiance. The bespoke cabinets, build in…
  • New Trendy Restaurant & Bar by CAA

    Vania
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    The new “post-modernistic” creation of CAA becomes yet another reason why the Chinese architectural scene is established as one of the trend-setting destinations.  This Jordan Road Restaurant & Bar with its dynamic contemporary design is successfully combining the traditional Chinese “bamboo weaving” elements with western “Arch” structure. The smooth curves of the wooden beams are cleverly juxtaposed by the graphic cubical pattern of the floor tiles. The late 80’s disco furniture (the leather upholstered, half-circle benches) and the futuristic, elegant shapes of the white…
  • Retina by Lithos Design

    Vania
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    Lithos Design, with its experimental work Retina, is taking part in the Digital Lithic Design exhibition curated by Raffaello Galiotto for leading Italian companies in stone material processing. Retina, designed by Raffaello Galiotto in his dual role as designer and curator, is a shaped and perforated modular panel that is distinguished by a captivating three-dimensional appeal and can be applied as a decorative partition, achieved thanks to the use of diamond wire cutting without any manual contribution and in a fully environmentally-friendly way. Read the rest of Retina by Lithos Design…
 
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    Color-Meanings.com

  • Lipstick Color Selection Guide: What Your Lipstick Colors Say About You

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

    dipa
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Did you know that different wedding colors mean different things and give off different vibes about a couple-to-be? The chosen color palette of a wedding decor not only helps the couple infuse their personality and style into their wedding day, but also invokes different traditional meanings in the celebrations. In this guide, we will discuss 10 of the most popular wedding color along with their symbolic and traditional representations. 2015 Popular wedding colors and their symbolic meanings Blue Blue has been and will always be one of the most popular wedding colors, and the wedding scene of…
  • Quiz: What Are My True Colors And What Colors Look Best on Me?

    dipa
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    The ‘what colors look best on me quiz’ is fairly accurate and for greater clarity, we have divided it into two different parts. Part 1 of this guide is based on your personality evaluation which will help answer the question: what are my true colors? Part two of this guide is based on one’s skin tone and hair/eye color and will help answer the question: what colors look best on me?. Let us start with a personality evaluation test to determine what your true colors are .Please use the answers after the test to evaluate your personality type based on four main colors: Blue, Green, Gold…
  • Birthstone Colors By Month And Their Meanings

    dipa
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Since times immemorial, birthstones have been worn by people for their value, rarity and beauty. But did you know that every birthstone also has a color and subsequent meaning associated with? In this guide, we will study what each birthstone per month signifies as well as the wonderful cosmic powers associated with them. History of birthstone colors by month and their symbolism The meaning of birthstone colors was first studied in 1400BC by the Assyrians. Even the Old and New Testaments describe colors and symbolism attached with each birthstone associated with 12 different months.
  • Zodiac Colors And Their Meanings

    dipa
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:19 pm
    By now, we know that colors affect different people differently. Each of us is also born under a particular zodiac sign or astrological sign. It is therefore but natural to correlate the sequence of colors in the visible spectrum of light with each of these astrological signs. The word Zodiac can be translated roughly as the animal belt suspended between the heaven and earth. This circular belt is divided into 12 segments of 30 degrees each and each of them is associated with a particular constellations. Thus, each of the twelve Zodiac signs corresponding to the 12 segments is also associated…
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  • 31 Most Beautiful Classroom Decor Designs

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    When I was at School classrooms were boring places with no interior decor or style at all. I always thought classroom interior designs were mean’t to be boring until I came across these most beautiful classroom decor designs! If only I knew classroom’s don’t have to be plain and boring but that they could be inspiring […] The post 31 Most Beautiful Classroom Decor Designs appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 35 DIY Home Decor Knock-Offs To Save Money

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on home decor is not an option for most of us, but who says you need to spend lots to get the best? Today we’ll be looking at some do-it-yourself home decor knock-offs that will save you your well earn dollars! With some excellent DIY home decor knock-offs […] The post 35 DIY Home Decor Knock-Offs To Save Money appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 41 Unusual and Badass Skull Tattoos You Must See

    admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    When we think of tattoos many of us automatically vision skull and bones tattoos, these tattoos are usually thought of as morbid and dark. However these skull tattoos showcase something more unique and different when it comes to this style of tattoo design. These unsual and badass skull tattoos are quite beautiful with something brilliant […] The post 41 Unusual and Badass Skull Tattoos You Must See appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 27 DIY Ways To Decorate Your Boring Ikea Products

    admin
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Ikea is a great place to buy furniture and home decor, usually when you buy an Ikea product you need to create the finish product yourself with their parts and instructions. But did you know there are many ways you can transform your Ikea products into other things?! These genius DIY ways to decorate your […] The post 27 DIY Ways To Decorate Your Boring Ikea Products appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 17 Useful Google Chrome Hacks You Didn’t Know

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Many of us use and love Google Chrome, and why not it’s one of the best web browsers around! But sometimes we get stuck on our ways and forget the many possibilities and extra goodies you can get using Google Chrome. Today we’ll be looking at some useful Google Chrome Hacks you didn’t know existed, […] The post 17 Useful Google Chrome Hacks You Didn’t Know appeared first on Design Bump.
 
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    The Design Home

  • Contemporary Scandinavian decor by “ferm Living”

    Ivana Mirchevska
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    With their minimalist aesthetics, delicate pastel colors and impeccable blend of geometric shapes, the products by “ferm Living” can be immediately associated with the Scandinavian design. The Danish company for furniture and decorative elements... The post Contemporary Scandinavian decor by “ferm Living” appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Colorful interior for the employees at Capital One Labs

    Ivana Mirchevska
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    The team from “Stuido O + A” believe that working environments develop naturally through an understanding of the culture and habits of the clients. Their focus is exactly on the identification and understanding of... The post Colorful interior for the employees at Capital One Labs appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Cheerful and minimalist Dutch bedroom

    Ivana Mirchevska
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    Small details and decorations with cheerful colors are enough to liven up minimalist, white bedrooms. This specific bedroom in simple tones is part of a family home in Arnhem, Netherlands. The mix of Scandinavian... The post Cheerful and minimalist Dutch bedroom appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Bright minimalist home near New York

    Ivana Mirchevska
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    The architects from “Stamberg Aferiat Architecture” are not afraid of color. Their cheerful, colorful house called “Shelter Island Pavilion” is reminiscent of the first sunny spring day after a long, dark winter. The house... The post Bright minimalist home near New York appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Elegant and comfortable home in Warsaw

    Ivana Mirchevska
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Located in the vibrant capital of Poland, this contemporary house named “Modern Palace” breathes elegance from every angle. Architecture Studio “Mood Works” was guided by the idea of creating a modern atmosphere that will... The post Elegant and comfortable home in Warsaw appeared first on The Design Home.
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  • Turkmenistan Wines Artistic Brand design

    Deep Datta
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Turkmenistan Wines Artistic Brand design is a perfect blend of bright, ornate motifs with modern stylistic elements of European marketing, much like the product itself. Designer Alex Kodimsky of Moldovian agency 43’oz was given the brief by clients Sandykgacy Cakyr Karhanasy (Turkmenistan) to create a brand identity which upholds the rich, colorful and ornate traditional artistry of the region. For a wine… Read More »The post Turkmenistan Wines Artistic Brand design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smart camera design

    Deep Datta
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smart camera design outlines the android add-on with ability to amp up photography experience on your portable device to the next level. Panasonic premiered the new Lumix DMC-CM1 android smart camera with 1-inch sensor and Leica lens during the photokina event held in Cologne, Germany to commemorate their 175th anniversary in photography. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 combines a… Read More »The post Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smart camera design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Top Ten Cool Scissor Designs

    Deep Datta
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Top Ten Cool Scissor Designs takes a look at your mundane, daily tool in a new light, adding essential sophistication or utility value to it. Up first, are these large household scissors forged by Tajika Haruo in Ono (Japan). Available for $82 on Nalata Nalata, these have a grip to please most users for domestic handiness.  Allex Non-Stick Scissors with colorfully… Read More »The post Top Ten Cool Scissor Designs appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Whilst male cosmetics special package design

    Deep Datta
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Whilst male cosmetics special package design embodies the sensitive-yet-strong duality of men, especially visible while grooming themselves. Traditionally, men have always seemed oblivious to the needs of grooming themselves. However, with the rise of the metrosexual male into fashion conscience – male cosmetics have grown in market share and importance. French cosmetics range Whilst sought to repackage their product… Read More »The post Whilst male cosmetics special package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Neverland Tea Ornate Package Design

    Deep Datta
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Neverland Tea Ornate Package Design was conceived with design agency Saint Bernadine Mission Communications for their proprietary branded line of hand-selected blended teas. Pairing with Canadian branding agency Oak allowed them to further refine the customer association. With over 75 flavors, distinct sub groups and subtleties to their blend tea line, Neverland needed a package which was classy, but also… Read More »The post Neverland Tea Ornate Package Design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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    Gates Interior Design

  • Sharita Star – Design 101 Podcast

    Amanda Gates
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Sharita Star’s mission is to guide people to better understand the tools of Astrology, Numerology and Lexigrams into a simple, yet powerful road map, so that they can achieve life success. As she puts it, “You already hold the keys to your success. Your name, and birthday simply unlock the door. Sharita Star – Design 101 Podcast Our astrology charts give… Read more The post Sharita Star – Design 101 Podcast appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The 5 pieces every dining room needs

    Amanda Gates
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Ever wonder what simple things you can add to your dining room to zhush it up? I am approached with this question all the time: “How can I get an incredible new look, without breaking the bank?” Well that is a loaded question. No two people have the same goals, or the same budget. I… Read more The post The 5 pieces every dining room needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 15 Easy Ways To Ease Into Zero-Waste Living

    Amanda Gates
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Sustainability is not for the faint-of-heart because it takes dedication. Staying motivated, especially on those hectic days when you just really want to be lazy, can make life challenging. Trust me I’ve been there and know that it seems like ignoring it all would be easier, but I’m also here to tell you, I did… Read more The post 15 Easy Ways To Ease Into Zero-Waste Living appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to Feng Shui Your Cleaning Habits

    Amanda Gates
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:22 pm
    It’s no secret, every commercial cleaner at the super market geared to help you clean your home, is toxic to your health. Now more than ever people should be taking matters into their own hands, and making their own to keep their families safe. Homemade cleaners help you avoid harmful chemicals found in all commercial… Read more The post How to Feng Shui Your Cleaning Habits appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 13 Ultimate Guest Room Essentials

    Amanda Gates
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:25 pm
    What is it about the word luxury that appeals to us? Does it personify comfort? Perhaps it guarantees fulfillment and satisfaction because of a premium cost? Actually, the answer is no. Luxury has very little to do with money. In fact, luxury can be defined in many ways, depending on who you ask. To me… Read more The post 13 Ultimate Guest Room Essentials appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
 
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    Design Freebie

  • Free Photography Business Card # 22

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

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

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

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

    Graphic Wolf
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    If you are looking for inspiration then you have come to the right place. Here you can see some of the creative typography artists portfolios on behance . It’s becoming a great place with 30 million portfolio views in the past 30 days. You can find new work and creative The post Inspirational And Creative Typography Artists To Follow on Behance appeared first on Design Freebie.
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    Design Chronicle

  • Monument for a Bulb by Ingo Maurer

    Design Chronicle
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Monument for a Bulb is an intriguing small lighting object that looks like a tiny maquette for a huge monument. The sculptural lighting fixture is part of the I Ricchi Povery collection by Ingo Maurer, so well known for its whimsical designs. You may remember Toto and Bzzzz we featured last year. Image © Ingo Maurer Monument for a Bulb features eight human figures standing on a dark metal plate. The frosted bulb hovers horizontally, propped up by simple brass. Each of the human figures is cast in nickel silver and fixed on the plate, creating a playful sculptural composition. Image © Ingo…
  • Horm presents QuaDror™ Collection

    Design Chronicle
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The new QuaDror™ Collection recently presented at the 2015 Salone del Mobile marks the first collaboration between the Italian manufacturer Horm, and New York based studio Dror led by Dror Benshetrit. QuaDror™ consists of a selection of pieces that features a brilliant versatile structural system that is enhanced by simple and elegant materials. Image © Horm While he was working on the construction of a frame consisting of two intersecting surfaces, Dror “stumbled” on a fascinating discovery: cut strategically, the two surfaces could be blocked geometrically, forming a powerful…
  • Cristian Sporzon designs prototype inspired by New York Skyscrapers

    Design Chronicle
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Cristian Sporzon has revealed a prototype that takes inspiration from New York’s skyscrapers. The tall structure of the Set Back cabinet features a 360 functional storage system emphasized by cleverly placed mirrors and drawers. Image © Cristian Sporzon When I designed Set Back I was thinking about New York Skyscraper. In 1916 groundbreaking Zoning Resolution was issued, this fact characterized the New York skyline. - Cristian Sporzon Image © Cristian Sporzon The concept comes as a solution to situations where more than one person needs to use the cabinet. The 360 storage system…
  • Taschen opens up its first store in Milan

    Design Chronicle
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Leading global publisher TASCHEN will open its first store in Italy this week, in the historic center of Milan at Via Meravigli, 17. The 120 m² space spans over two floors, and will showcase the complete TASCHEN program. The store is presented like an art gallery with the first floor exclusively dedicated to Limited Editions and to the exhibition of art prints. Image Courtesy of TASCHEN True to its commitment to classic and contemporary art, the store will combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge design, and showcase talent from across the world. Image Courtesy of TASCHEN…
  • Ingo Maurer designs a desk lamp with powerful message

    Design Chronicle
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Known for their whimsical lighting designs, German brand Ingo Maurer has taken Milan Design Week by storm. The new prototype What We Do Counts part of the 2015 Euroluce exhibition at Fiera Milano, brings together functionality, humour and creativity. Image © Ingo Maurer Inspired by comic books, the table lamp was designed in the shape of a speech bubble with a very powerful message: “What we do counts”. The lamp uses integrated LEDs, rotates through 360 degrees and can be positioned at different heights. Ingo Maurer is currently working on two versions with different base plates,…
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  • The Largest Buddhist Settlement In The World: Home To Over 40,000 Monks And Nuns

    fraufaya
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    By fraufaya Among the green rolling hills in the Larung Gar Valley in China, the last thing you would expect to see in the countryside are thousands of red wooden huts that have been built in a massive cluster. Houses for monks and nuns sprawl all over the valley and up the surrounding mountains. The houses are all built in a wood style that is traditionally found in this region, and built so close together that they appear almost on top of each other. Source: http://bigpicture.ru/ Images: http://bigpicture.ru/
  • 27 Places In The U.S. That Foreigners Are Crazy About

    Flynn Matthews
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:04 am
    By Flynn Matthews What most of us living in the U.S.  don’t know is that this country is actually a great place to travel around. It offers all sorts of stunning scenery. From the low plains all the way up to the mighty mountains, the U.S. has a little bit of everything to see.   27. WHITAKER POINT, ARKANSAS Source   26. WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK, NEW YORK Source   25. DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, FLORIDA Source   24. MAROON BELLS-SNOWMASS WILDERNESS, COLORADO Source   23. ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH Source   22. HAMILTON POOL, TEXAS Unknown  …
  • Dad Makes His Son With Down Syndrome “Fly” In Heartwarming Super-Hero Photo Series

    fraufaya
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    By fraufaya Alan Lawrence, who lives in Utah with his wife and 5 kids, has created a great photo series in which his 18-month old son, Wil, appears to be flying to raise awareness about Down Syndrome. With a little help from photoshop Alan wanted to inspire his son and everyone else to reach for the stars. Check out That Dad Blog for more of his amazing photos. Source: http://thatdadblog.com/ Images: http://thatdadblog.com/
  • Iconic Hip Hop Albums in Google Street View with Nas, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube + more

    Desmond Ignaz
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    By Desmond Ignaz A journey through the streets of Google Maps to discover where some of our favorite hip hop album covers were shot. Read more
  • The Breathtaking Beauty and Colorful Diversity of Agate

    fraufaya
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    By fraufaya All women love gemstones. Most of the attention goes to diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and other sparkling stones. However, today we look at the magic that is agate. This gemstone was originally discovered in Sicily and has been used traditionally in jewelry since ancient times. Agate is very popular all over the world and every region has some special and unique characteristic to the agate it has to offer. Flickr/agatehill Flickr/agatehill   Flickr/agatehill   Flickr/agatehill   Flickr/Michal Z   Flickr/Jacques Rossier   Flickr/agatehill  …
 
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    nuSchool

  • Writing for Designers

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

    Lior Frenkel
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:28 pm
    The post Pay Me Or Else – our new free ebook appeared first on nuSchool.
  • How to Stay Productive as a Remote Worker

    <a href="http://lengstorf.com/">Jason Lengstorf</a>
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Most posts about productivity as a remote worker read like a how-to on turning your home into a cubicle: keep business hours, dress for work, create a “work area.” I take issue with advice like this, because it seems to point to the idea that the only way you can be as productive from home as you are from the office is if you … turn your home into an office. Of course, I’m not arguing that everyone should change into pajama pants and lay out on the couch with a laptop1 at all times. Distractions abound for telecommuters, and we’re not afforded the luxury (?) of…
  • Freelance Creative Professionals Protection Act: What you need to know

    Lior Frenkel
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:13 pm
    In a few weeks, during April 2015, President Obama and the US Congress will meet to discuss the Freelance Creative Professionals Protection Act, whose purpose is to better define the work being done by creatives – designers, writers, video editors and so on – in relation to their clients. Should everything go smoothly, the FCPP Act (Senate bill 040115) will become effective starting next year and replace the Freelance Writers and Artists Protection Act of 2002. Since legalese is pretty hard to read without the assistance of a lawyer, I thought it might be helpful for you to read…
  • Future of Web Design London 2015

    Lior Frenkel
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:27 pm
    The post Future of Web Design London 2015 appeared first on nuSchool.
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  • 10 Infographics On How to Mix Fonts Like a Pro

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    When choosing fonts, there's an unspoken consensus that typefaces should work well together and be consistent. However, mixing fonts in unexpected ways can result in a striking and original effects. In some cases, the more contrast, the better. While there are a few "guidelines" when it comes to pairing fonts -- such as being selective and keeping font families together -- some rules are clearly meant to be broken. Here are 10 awesome infographics that address the designer conundrum of mixing fonts effectively: 1. Mixing Fonts Cheat Sheet This infographic is a handy cheat sheet listing 22…
  • What Makes An Exceptional Shop Banner Design?

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    3 weeks ago I started a discussion and asked other shop owners to share a link to their Creative Market shop if they had an especially exceptional shop banner, and optionally they could review other shop banners. It received about 40+ replies and I was ecstatic to see some familiar, well-known faces and also some hidden wonders. But it made me think, what makes a shop banner design exceptional, and why attempt it anyway? My second question is rhetorical. As artists we tend to fill blank spaces with beautiful things; but it’s more than a space, it’s your space, and it says a lot about you…
  • New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Images Leak

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    April 16-19 is Star Wars Celebration, and if you're not in Anaheim for the event, well we've got some cool news for you. Images have already come out of the event, and if it's not happening live, then it's happening on Twitter. First, a shot from the official program for the event, showing the new Stormtrooper gear: Then there's a series of tweets from Tim Veekhoven, who lists himself as a contributor to the Official Star Wars site. Here are his shots: Then, via Polygon, we see even more: As usual with these things, more will be revealed in due time. Speaking of, do I still have time to get…
  • 7 Tips to Grow Your Design Business with LinkedIn

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    LinkedIn is a professional network of over 347 million users and continues to grow every day. The site provides a low-cost and innovative platform for web designers to get their work in front of as many eyes as possible and grow their businesses while keeping marketing and advertising expenses to a minimum. Here are seven tips to help you leverage the power of LinkedIn to grow your design business. 1. Write a Strong Bio A professional bio should convey the story of who you are and the work you have accomplished. It's basically an informal resume that highlights interesting facts about you,…
  • Hillary Clinton’s Logo Sucks — Who Cares? Everyone, Apparently

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    In case you weren't on social media over the weekend (we're looking at you, Bob), you may have missed the news: Hillary Clinton has officially decided to run for president. And with that announcement, came a logo — and a whole bunch of fuss. First, let's take a look at the logo in question: Alrighty, so it's not particularly inspired, and maybe it was drafted using a ruler and a copy of MacPaint. Does that mean that it's bad? Let's check in on Twitter: Yeah, that last one isn't just a stretch, it's in bad taste, but whatever. Oh, and the best one yet: That's right folks, Hillvetica.
 
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