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  • Shade Lamp by Anita Johansen & Laura Faurschou

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    Harry
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Adjust the colour and light intensity of the Shade lamp, with the shade.
  • Your Neighbor Darth Vader: Doorbells for Fictional Characters

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    Steph
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Only particularly perceptive passersby would even notice that they’re standing outside the residences of Marty McFly, Luke Skywalker and the Teenage Ninja Turtles, as labeled on doorbells and mailboxes on the streets of Paris. These subtle guerrilla installations by street artist Le Sonneur will make you wonder what could happen if you actually rang the bell. ‘The Ringer’ is presented in four sets. The first, Everyday Heroes, makes icons like Superman, Batman, Doc Brown, Darth Vader and Han Solo seem more accessible, as if…
  • Pixel Performers: Digital Projection Mapping on Live Dancers

    WebUrbanist
    Urbanist
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Combining choreographed movement and projected abstractions, these works of performed art are visually stunning, creating effects and illusions far beyond the sum of their parts. From its creators, Pixel, shown above, “is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environement. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes.” The idea of…
  • Concrete tower by Bechter Zaffignani houses a control centre for an Austrian power station

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    Jessica Mairs
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    A block appears to have been pushed out from the middle of this concrete tower by Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, which accommodates a control centre for a power station in western Austria (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Break Your New Year’s Resolutions into 90-Day Chunks

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    Hamza Khan
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Amy Streger for the To Resolve Project Think about the long-term goals that you’ve set for yourself this year. When you will know that you’ve achieved them? If your answer is “by next year,” you might want to rethink your approach. By waiting for December 31, 2016 to measure your success of your 2015 goals, you’re spreading yourself too thin and giving yourself a tiny margin for failure.  Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, proposes breaking down your year-long goals into 90-day chunks:  You may have lots of goals, and…
 
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  • TARDIS Bookcase

    Toxel.com
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Unique bookcase looks like iconic TARDIS time machine / police box from the Doctor Who television show. TARDIS bookcase created by Morgan Louise stores movies and books. Also check out: TARDIS Bathroom and Tree Branch Bookshelf
  • Natural Skateboard

    Toxel.com
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Beautiful skateboard made out of wood from a fallen tree by talented French artist Christophe Guinet. “Natural Skateboarding” deck shows and celebrates the beauty of nature. Also check out: Skateboard Sculptures and Skateboard Guitars
  • Astronaut Sweatsuit

    Toxel.com
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Creative sweatsuit designed to look like Neil Armstrong’s iconic spacesuit. Comfortable “Apollo 11” sweatsuit will transform you into an astronaut. Also check out: Solar System Watch and Galaxy Bed Sheets
  • Spill-proof Wine Glass

    Toxel.com
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Innovative wine glasses designed by SUPERDUPERSTUDIO prevent spills and protect your tablecloth. Unspillable drinking glasses can stand and safely rock on the side without spilling over. Handblown in California. Perfect gift for wine lovers. Also check out: Wine Rings and Seven Deadly Sins Wine Glasses
  • Billboard Houses

    Toxel.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Slovakian company Design Develop wants to transform outdoor billboards into miniature houses for homeless people. Unused space behind the billboards can easily be converted into triangle houses with small bathrooms and comfortable beds. Advertising billboards will provide electricity and serve as light sources. Also check out: Narrow House, Glass House, and Pyramid House
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  • This Smartwatch for Fit Kids!

    Troy Turner
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Fitness education is most effective when introduced at a young age… but unless it’s presented in an engaging way, kids’ sponge-like brains won’t hold on to it! The Miiya smartwatch does just that! It’s the fitness-focused smartwatch that turns being health and exercise-concious into a game. The Miiya avatar responds to physical activity, growing and evolving in a never-ending adventure! Daily reports also give kids, parents and physicians a comprehensive look at health stats to see where improvements can be made. Jump to the vid! Designers: Frederic & Nicolas…
  • Powerful Supermoto

    Radhika Seth
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    The Supermoto is a custom-created combination of off-road motorcycle and road-racing wheels/tires, known as ‘supermotard’ bike. Quite sporty is their approach; the bikes ride super easy at lower speed maneuvers in comparison to other sporty bikes. According to the designer, “In this electric supermoto concept the aim was to take this niche and create a design which is unique for the supermoto caricature and nature, as well for the urban supermoto rider. The main body of the bike is based on one simple and iconic geometric shape which is totally non-automotive by definition, the…
  • Apple lightMac iMac

    Radhika Seth
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    The next version of the Apple iMac is a versatile screen that transforms from the size of an iMac to the MacBook to the iPad. Essentially, a device that moves from different forms to look and feel as sexy and innovative as an Apple product should be whilst being functional. Take a look at the detailed images that elucidate this concept … supersexy! Designer: Cristian Tomas Moyano - 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! (Apple lightMac iMac was originally…
  • The Awesomeness of a Quadcopter

    Radhika Seth
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    The innovative FLEYE is a Quadcopter that brings home stunning images from the locales it flies over. Combined with the app, it’s essentially a service that allows you to experience places that may be distant on paper but accessible via the app. Explore in-depth travel destinations and get reviews from other visitors before actually visiting a place. I think its quite apt for our generation where we get so little leisure time and would like to make the most of our vacations. Designers: Kim Joongu, Choi Kyusung, Seo Won-kyoung, Kim Yeojin, Kwon Jina, Mun Heeseung and Park Heesung - Yanko…
  • The New Needle

    Radhika Seth
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    For those of my friends who like to do needlepoint, I have a great design here; one that will remove all frustrations when it comes to dropped needles. The 20° Needle is a great concept – it features a 20° bend on the eye and this helps you pick it up, should it ever fall down. The bend is slight enough for you to sew easily without a hitch. Designers: Huang- Yu Chen & Shih Ting Huang - 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! (The New Needle was…
 
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    Design Mom

  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Image by Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit. Hello, Friends! How are you? I’m writing from Alt Summit in Salt Lake City. It’s been a great conference so far — Lisa Congdon’s opening keynote yesterday was standing-ovation amazing. And I’m equally excited about today. At noon, I’ll be moderating the Keynote Session about Entrepreneurship with Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked and Jess Lee of Polyvore. I’m reviewing questions and I think it’s going to be a terrific discussion. Plus, all 3 of the keynote sessions are being videoed, so I can…
  • Bombas Socks!

    Design Mom
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. This post is brought to you by Bombas Socks. Get 20% off your purchase with code DESIGNMOM20. Ever since Maude became serious about running, socks have become a frequent topic of conversation at our house. Mostly the conversation goes like: Mom, I need more socks! : ) She runs miles each day and goes through socks at lightning speed, and she has strong opinions on sock features, colors, lengths, and thicknesses. Somewhere along the lines, she also discovered she loves socks in general, and the one thing on her Christmas wish list was socks. Not kidding! She…
  • DIY: Kid-Size Tissue Paper Pom Poms

    Amy Christie
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Photos & styling by Amy Christie. TWO! FOUR! SIX! EIGHT! WHO DO WE APPRECIATE?!! Over the holidays, Amy Christie sent me the sweetest little care package, and instead of using packing peanuts to cushion the goodies in the box, she used homemade kid-size pom poms instead. Such a fantastic idea! My 3 youngest went nuts for them immediately. Cheers were chanted. High kicks were attempted. Imaginary teams rallied for the win! My kids loved the little pom poms so much, that I begged Amy for instructions so I could make some more. My kids played with them for hours and hours that…
  • Living With Kids: Barbara Rucci

    Design Mom
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Barbara Rucci’s house is full of lovely clutter. I look over the scenes she’s shared with us, and I can’t help but think that all her keepsakes on display are nowhere near a haphazard situation, and way more of an ever-changing collection of memories made…as well as those still in the making. Yes, Barbara does clutter right! Also, if any of you are in the throes of comparing your parenting styles or values or incomes to those families around you, please read on. It seems that living in an affluent community brings with it a wonderful yet problematic set of challenges…
  • The Family Dinner Project

    Design Mom
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:46 pm
    By Gabrielle. Last week, my friend, Christine of Boston Mamas, told me about The Family Dinner Project. I loved (still love!) the idea and am excited to share it with you. Since today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this post is especially timely. The idea behind the Family Dinner Project is to get families — parents and their kids — talking about challenging issues facing the world, like race, civil rights, and current events. They want families to enjoy food, fun and conversation together, and they know that dinnertime is a great place for good conversations to happen. Everyone is…
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    99U

  • The Art of Negotiating for More Money

    behanceteam
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    You can have all the degrees in the world, a laundry list of accomplishments, and a sweet resume. But if you don’t negotiate for your next salary or raise, you will not be paid what you’re worth.  In this podcast episode, I talk to Jim Hopkinson, author of Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You and teacher at salarytutor.com. We cover all the ways to increase your compensation, including:  Using the “right back ‘atcha” method to avoid naming the first number. Negotiating aspects of your job other than salary. Priming yourself…
  • The Worst Stage of Burnout: “Brownout”

    Hamza Khan
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Romain Laurent and BRANSCH According to a report from the American Psychological Association, 65% of employees report that work is a significant source of stress in their lives and 41% say that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday. While we might be able to successfully recognize the symptoms of burnout, we’re often oblivious to the alternative: a more deeper, obscured type of fatigue that afflicts successful, high-performing creatives. Over time, we can lose our passion for work and our commitment to our organizations, despite appearing composed. Michael E…
  • Obtain Super-Focus by Switching off Your Brain’s “Fast Mode”

    Allison Stadd
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    By Basil Tsedik One effect the constant overstimulation of modern media has on our brains is what Leo Babauta calls “Fast Mode.” When you rev up your mind by churning through email, your Twitter stream, Facebook news feed, and back again, your brain is working on overdrive. That million-miles-a-minute pace leads to empty productivity. You’ll cross small tasks off your to do list, sure. But you won’t complete anything meaningful or truly substantive. Why is that exactly? The limitations of your brain’s Fast Mode lie in the quick pace of thinking and decision…
  • How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk)

    behanceteam
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Picture the average meeting in your company. Do the same people seem to do all the talking? Do you often feel like your ideas go unnoticed? You’re not crazy. Research has shown that free form meetings aren’t the most effective way to produce good ideas. Suggestions brought up earlier in the meeting tend to have more influence. Additionally, the negative aspects of an idea often alters our judgement more than the potential upside. And yes, in most meetings the same people do most of the talking.  We need to rethink the way we approach meetings that promotes collaboration and facilitates a…
  • Break Your New Year’s Resolutions into 90-Day Chunks

    Hamza Khan
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Amy Streger for the To Resolve Project Think about the long-term goals that you’ve set for yourself this year. When you will know that you’ve achieved them? If your answer is “by next year,” you might want to rethink your approach. By waiting for December 31, 2016 to measure your success of your 2015 goals, you’re spreading yourself too thin and giving yourself a tiny margin for failure.  Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, proposes breaking down your year-long goals into 90-day chunks:  You may have lots of goals, and…
 
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  • ETHEREAL BEINGS

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    (c) 2015 www.madameperipetie.com
  • Marcos ? Ella

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ella (the children's book) written by Mallory Kasdan and published by Viking Press is a cheeky parody about a little girl who lives at The Local Hotel.
  • A New Type of Imprint | Volume One

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that Norwegian creativity is one of the world's best kept secrets? A New Type of Imprint is a magazine celebrating the creative community of Norway, by collecting everyday stories from both fresh new talents and industry veterans. The magazine is published quarterly and distributed all over the world. This is our very first issue, with a massive chapter on Norwegian nature. http://anewtypeofimprint.com/
  • A Christmas Tail

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Maurice travels to Bavaria and frees a circus elephant
  • Fontfirma

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fontfirma is a personal foundry for making letters, Logotypes and typography design by designer Alex Frukta (Co Founder of Nord Collective)
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    WebUrbanist

  • Dream Rooms: 14 Unreal-Feeling Art Gallery Transformations

    Steph
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] You might have to pinch yourself to ensure that you’re still awake as you walk into surreal dreamscapes of billowing clouds, seemingly endless fields of stars and rooms that appear to bend and shift in physically impossible ways. These installations completely transform gallery spaces into strange new environments that feel disconnected from the waking world. See 15 more surreal art spaces. Cloudscape Made of Soap Bubbles Eight pumps around the room in a Japanese gallery continuously alter a surreal cloudscape entitled…
  • Afterglow: Luma Tower, Glasgow’s Shining Art Deco Icon

    Steve
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Rising from the trashes of vandalism and neglect, Glasgow‘s former Luma Light Bulb Factory has recaptured its Art Deco glory as the residential Luma Tower. The “Dirty Thirties” were especially gritty in Scotland but as the dark clouds of war gathered, from Glasgow’s mighty Sheildhall Manufacturing Complex there emanated a brief shining moment of brilliant light. The British Luma Co-Operative Lamp Company was the source – opening in 1938 in conjunction (though not part of) the Empire Exhibition held in nearby…
  • Pixel Performers: Digital Projection Mapping on Live Dancers

    Urbanist
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Combining choreographed movement and projected abstractions, these works of performed art are visually stunning, creating effects and illusions far beyond the sum of their parts. From its creators, Pixel, shown above, “is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environement. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes.” The idea of…
  • Your Neighbor Darth Vader: Doorbells for Fictional Characters

    Steph
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Only particularly perceptive passersby would even notice that they’re standing outside the residences of Marty McFly, Luke Skywalker and the Teenage Ninja Turtles, as labeled on doorbells and mailboxes on the streets of Paris. These subtle guerrilla installations by street artist Le Sonneur will make you wonder what could happen if you actually rang the bell. ‘The Ringer’ is presented in four sets. The first, Everyday Heroes, makes icons like Superman, Batman, Doc Brown, Darth Vader and Han Solo seem more accessible, as if…
  • Lost & Found: Underwater Ghost Town Resurfaces 30 Years Later

    Urbanist
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Like a corroded time capsule, this submerged village has risen from the depths after being flooded decades ago when the local lake broke its banks and left Epecuen under dozens of feet of water. In 1985, a rare weather pattern broke a nearby dam first, then the dike protecting the town, quickly making most of it uninhabitable. Today, long-term changes in the regional climate have brought down the overall level of the lake, resurfacing the town. Giving a tour of his devastated hometown, the man in the award-winning video above , Pablo…
 
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    Dornob

  • Ultrasonic Clothes Washer Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    The vibrations emitted by this palm-sized plastic device are powerful enough to clean and deodorize a small load of laundry, making the process of washing delicates easier and less damaging than ever before. The Dolfi, an ultrasonic device, is designed to be dropped into a small tub of water along with clothing and detergent to deep-clean textiles all the way through, instead of just rubbing the surface like mechanical washers. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Electromagnetic Magic: Table Turns On Unplugged Lights Scents of Time: Watch Emits…
  • Nest Express: Ski Gondola Transformed into Tiny Cabin

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    The experience of ascending a mountain at a ski resort becomes even more immersive and atmospheric when the gondola you're riding to the peak is outfitted like an adorable miniature cabin. Home technology innovator Nest and Portland-based creative agency Roundhouse took over the inside of a funitel at the Squaw Valley ski resort in California to enhance the skiing experience in an unexpected way. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 3 Space-Age Rooms Explore Home Interior Design Extremes 25Hours Hotel is an Eclectic Place to Stay in Zurich…
  • High Flying Design: Boeing Wing Recycled into Futuristic Desk

    Stephanie
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Sharp and sleek, the glossy white surface of this futuristic desk design is crafted from a reclaimed Boeing airplane wing. French design firm Les Ateliers FLOWN created the Cantilevers desk using a section of wing from a full-scale 737-800 aircraft, measuring about thirteen feet across. The designers envision it as bridging the space between land and air, bringing what is normally seen high in the sky to ground level. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Liquid-Cooled Combined Computer-and-Desk Design Hidden Desk: Secret Spaces in a Simple Wood Dining…
  • Monster Sighting: Nessie Ladle Scoops Up Beastly Meals

    Delana
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A whimsical kitchen wouldn't be complete without utensils that look like toys. The completely lovable Nessie Ladle from Ototo is an adorable way to spoon up soups, stews, and sauces. The ladle is shaped like the well-loved Loch Ness monster, with a body that holds your food and a long handle that looks just like the neck and head of Nessie. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: This Chicken Leg Holds Spices to Jazz up Your Cooking Whale-Shaped Pot Strainer Boasts Giant Kitchen Adorableness Sweet Dreaming Whale Swimming in the Deep Warm Tea Perfectly…
  • Plush Dreams: Stacked Cushion Sofas Swaddle You in Softness

    Delana
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Making a pile of cushions and jumping on top is a favorite childhood activity, but who says comfy cushion piles have to be left behind once you grow up? Lounge of Layers, designed by Katrin Greiling for Droog, is a series of seats made of super-soft, stacked cushions stitched together. Droog sells the Lounge of Layers pieces with or without backs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Lounge on a Cloud in Your Living Room with the Cirrus Sofa Destined to Be Dated: Cute QWERTY Futon Made for Geeks Cantilevered Concrete Slab Sofas: Living Room…
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  • Use Cutting-Edge CSS with the Help of Myth

    Jacob Gube
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Myth is an open source preprocessor that allows you to use some of the new/proposed/experimental CSS specifications being developed by W3C’s CSS working group. It does this by converting your code to CSS that’s understood by today’s web browsers. Here’s some of the CSS specs which are still in development, that Myth can implement today: CSS variables Custom media queries CSS color functions If you’re interested in this subject, I wrote a Myth tutorial for SitePoint to help developers explore and get started with this unique preprocessor. The tutorial includes a…
  • 9 Tips for WordPress Plugin Development

    Jacob Gube
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    In this article, I would like to share some of my tips for developing WordPress plugins. My Background I’ve developed more than 20 WordPress plugins. Some of them were for clients, some for free release at the WordPress Plugin Directory, others as joint ventures, or for sale on marketplaces such as CodeCanyon. Plugins I’ve worked on have been installed on well over 50,000 sites. I’ve sold over 5,000 copies in the premium market. Throughout this experience, I’ve learned many lessons, and would like to share them with you in this article. 1. Use the Right Hooks Hooks are…
  • A Guide to Design Mockup Fidelity

    Jacob Gube
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a guest post by Jerry Cao, coauthor of The Guide to Mockups. In this article, I will discuss the various levels of UI design mockup fidelity to help you choose the best option. Web designer Brad Frost summarizes the progression of design fidelity best, using an analogy: You start out with a big slab of rock, and slowly chip away to get the rough shape of the form you’re creating. You take another pass at it to get a better sense of the object you’re trying to extract from the stone. You take another pass to start getting a bit more detailed. Eventually, you start honing in…
  • Why I Ditched Angular for React

    Jacob Gube
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    A few years ago, when my code started to get cluttered with jQuery selectors and callbacks, AngularJS came to my rescue. Angular helped me with the maintainability of my dev projects. It came with a lot of functionality out-of-the-box. It was tooled for building large-scale web apps, greatly facilitating rapid development in this genre of applications. I remember how its two-way binding and the philosophy of Model as the single source of truth blew me away. And, in practice, they reduced data-redundancy throughout my applications. Over time though, I discovered some pain points in Angular.
  • Interactive JavaScript Tutorials

    Jacob Gube
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Learning the fundamentals of JavaScript can be easier and more fun through interactive tutorials. Interactive tutorials are immersive, letting you write and experience code immediately. Here are three free interactive JavaScript tutorials that will get you started programming with JavaScript in no time. The online tutorials discussed are suitable for beginning and intermediate JavaScript programmers. They are arranged in a logical sequence, from easiest to hardest. 1. JavaScript Road Trip Code School has a free beginner-level interactive JavaScript tutorial that’s designed to be…
 
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Tribeca Franklin Chandelier

    Katie
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    A little brass, a dash of branch-like design… put them together and it’s enough to make you want to assemble your own Adelman Chandelier. However, if putting together a semi-complicated light isn’t your thing, then, not to worry, Søren Rose Studio will hook you up with the Tribeca series, or, more specifically, the Tribeca Franklin Chandelier. Retro-chic? Certainly. A lighting statement? Most definitely. Also be sure to take a look at the Tribeca Leonard Chandelier, the Tribeca Reade Table Lamp, and the Warren Wall Lamp. Designer: Søren Rose Porcelain Sockets, Solid Brass…
  • Reika Leather Bag Honey by Elk

    Katie
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Perforated material is a good thing most of the time, and this Reikä Tote makes the most of it by using perforations as a pattern. Made from raw, washed cow hide, it’ll withstand your every day wear and tear; a small zipped pouch on the inside keeps smaller wallets or other accessories secure. 50 x 1 x 36 cm
  • Coat Hanger by Norm Architects

    Katie
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Another coat hanger? You might think this is an intervention for your messy hallway, but really, it’s just because the weather is so cold and wet out there, that I can’t help but show hooks and hangers for you to hang your hat (and coat). The Coat Hanger by Norm Architects is slightly different from the others featured recently; it’s a long, vertical rod attached to the wall with one hook and two levels for your shoes/bag and other small sundries. Think of it as your very own private and inanimate butler, for you and you alone, to last until the robots fill the job. Perhaps…
  • Nest Office Caddy

    Katie
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Hmm, this little office caddy has caught my eye with its simple compartments for those small(ish) desk essentials. However, it’s not just for paperclips and rubber bands; stack a few for extra storage or use the steel frame as a stand for your phone or tablet. The frame may also be used as a handle if you tend to move around your home or office to work. Designer: Umbra Shift. Size: 10.25″ l x 4.5″ w x 6.5″ h (26×11.5×15.5cm) Box dimensions: 10.25″ l x 4.5″ w x 2.5″ h (26×11.5×6.5cm) Material: Ash, steel From our archives;…
  • Book Binder

    Katie
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    Hmm, here’s something different in the world of bookends. Instead of two separate stand-alone ends, this book binder has an elastic band to hold the books together. The flexibility of the band allows you to remove or add books as you like without them tumbling over and also makes it possible for the stack to be freestanding wherever you wish. Two end pieces of raw oak and an elastic band hold the books together. Designed by Christoffer Martens for Menu A/S. Small: each end piece ~ 5.5″ x 7.75″ x 0.75″ with a 44″l elastic band Large: each end piece ~ 9″ x…
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    Uncrate

  • Garb: Free Time

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Buck Mason Chambray Work Shirt ($88). Buck Mason Standard Fit Jean ($135). Buck Mason Navy Henley ($48). Buck Mason 30 Year Belt ($72). Apartamento Magazine ($39). Oak Street Bootmakers Trench...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Pplkpr

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    You let your phone manage your contacts, appointments, and even your health, so why not let it manage your relationships, too? Pplkpr uses GPS and a heart rate wristband to...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Wrist Ruler

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    A good rule for accessorizing: if it doesn't do something functional, it's probably not worth wearing. The Wrist Ruler is a perfect example. Resembling a plain leather bracelet from afar,...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Caskers

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    If you're trying to track down the most sought after spirits of 2014, chances are you're out of luck — unless of course, you know about Caskers. A one-stop shop...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Deus Ex Machina Hondo Grattan Motorcycle

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Named after a dominating race horse, the Deus Ex Machina Hondo Grattan Motorcycle is fittingly lean and powerful. It's based on a Ducati Scrambler, and focuses its attention on the...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
 
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    Outblush

  • Gia Hat

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Unless you're actually planning on riding a horse, don't go full cowgirl. This Gia Hat ($72) lends a romantic, western vibe to your look without putting you at risk of...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Dead Writers Perfume

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Dead Writers Perfume ($28) isn't going to win any marketing awards. With a name that evokes - at best - stale whisky, cigarettes, and zombies, it doesn't sound like something...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Leap Motion Controller

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    We feel cheated. The future is supposed to be now, and we were promised hoverboards, flying cars and self-drying clothing. But is that a flying car in your garage? No....Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Belted Utility Jacket

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    We acknowledge that there are plenty of sociopolitical issues with the term "safari chic" and the idea of dressing to the nines while "glamping" in a luxury yurt in Kenya...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Lissette La Coquette Hydrating Lip Color

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Still searching for that perfect Taylor Swift lip? Give this Lissette La Coquette Hydrating Lip Color ($30) a try. The La Bella Figura shade glides on like a cross between...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • The Year of High Expectations – Taking Web Design to the Next Level

    iulian
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Advertise here with BSA The last few years have changed the way we look at website design and resources for web design. Our industry has evolved at a fast pace, by first launching trends, then quickly adopting them as standard procedure, and even unifying them in single powerful solutions.Take multiple device responsiveness, for instance. You remember how big of a deal it was just a couple of years ago. Well, right now, no self-respecting creative would have it any other way. Besides, type kits have become more accessible for WordPress users who need to stick to small budgets. And these…
  • Best Debugging Tools & Resources for Testing Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Advertise here with BSAOnce a website reaches the stage where its coded and running in a browser the project is almost complete. Party time? Not yet Wayne, because after expelling that heavy sigh of relief you’ll realize there are likely a few missteps or slight errors in the code. It never hurts to debug areas of your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript to ensure full compatibility with all browsers and screen sizes.This article will focus on some handy tools you can use for testing freshly-minted layouts. Modern standards of HTML5 and CSS3 have allowed for greater control over rendering and…
  • 15 WordPress Themes That Will Rock 2015

    iulian
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Advertise here with BSAE-commerce, portfolio, blog, single app or product presentation, company presentation – these are just a few of the website types you’ll have to get up and running this year. So, in 2015, web designers need to work with the absolute best tools.The goal is to deliver top-notch results easier. Premium WordPress themes can help you cut down on the time you spend honing beautiful websites. In other words, they’ll make you more productive in the long run. You just have to know which themes serve your purposes better. If you’re interested in evaluating your…
  • 33 Interior Design & Decorating Agency Websites

    Jake Rocheleau
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    Advertise here with BSAInterior design agencies provide in-demand services just like digital design or marketing agencies. Business and residential clients often hire professionals to help them decorate and renovate rooms based on architecture and space constraints. Even though this type of work is physical, interior design agencies still need a digital online presence to attract new customers and offer a professional view of the company.This gallery focuses on 33 brilliant examples of interior design & decorating agency website layouts. Some agencies are smaller with a team of 1-2 people…
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  • Brilliantly Simple Two-Person Conversation Bench (Must See the Video)

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    One more from mathematical madman maker John Edmark, this one on the furniture front. Practical? No; but his Four-Legged Chair has to be the most creative two-person bench I've ever seen: Six simple pieces of wood. But you just know that if a design student came up with this and presented it at crit, their accompanying thesis would weigh more than the piece itself and be filled with heavy-handed metaphors: "We ARE our furniture," "We SUPPORT each other," "We INTERACT with furniture when we truly FACE each other," et cetera.(more...)
  • Cologne Design Week 2015: Best of IMM Cologne Pure Talents

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Corinna Sy and Sebastian Daeschle from cucula Every January, the international furniture and interiors show IMM Cologne covers a vast area of exhibition space along the Rhine with more than 1,200 exhibitors showing their work to over 120,000 visitors. While parts of the show can become a little monotonous after looking at the umpteenth copper light shade, faux-vintage table or stylized bathtub, the Pure Talents group in Hall 1 is a collection of exciting ideas by schools and young designers. This year's outstanding projects represented a broad range of design innovation—explorations of…
  • Facebook vs. YouTube Video, a iPhone Clone-Creating App and the Circuitous Path to Unattributed Virality

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    While L. Young has four albums out and a host of TV music credits, the Kentucky-based R&B singer has been toiling in relative obscurity for years. But 10 months ago he began playing around with an iPhone app (we've not been able to find out which) that records multiple takes of him singing different parts of the same song, then strings them all together into a single split-screen video for upload to social media. Though he's the only member of this "band," he attributed the subsequent videos—primarily covers of R&B classics—to "L. Young & Da Youngstaz" in a nod to his on-screen…
  • 3D Printing Medical Tools in Haiti and Beyond

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A 3D printed umbilical cord clamp, co-created with medical workers in Haiti By Danielle Perretty Haiti is both a land of beauty and a land of suffering. Among the awe-inspiring mountain views and coastal areas, eroded lands and deforestation are abundant. Five years after the devastating earthquake, a slow reconstruction continues. The capital, Port-au-Prince, is a city pulsing with a lively energy but the citizens there also face difficult barriers for improvement. The World Bank estimates that 59% live under the national poverty line of just $2.44 per day and 24% under $1.24 dollar per day.
  • Join the OXO Team in New York, New York as a Product Engineer

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    OXO was founded in 1990 with the introduction of 15 OXO Good Grips kitchen tools. It has since grown to over 850 products, including cooking, storage, cleaning, office and organization tools. A philosophy of making products that are usable by as many people as possible is what drives OXO, and they're seeking the same passion in their next Product Engineer. As a Product Engineer, it is your job to be the owner of all technical aspects of a project from conception through mass production. This means you will perform a variety of tasks that are necessary to bring an idea that starts as a sketch…
 
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  • 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…
  • 10 tips for improving your presentations & speeches

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

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

    Garr
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Last night we were treated to a lunar eclipse here in Nara, Japan (and elsewhere in the world, assuming you had clear skies). As it's the harvest season here with very much a feeling of Autumn in the air, the majestic orange tint of the moon seen just above the trees lining our house seemed very fitting to the season. As you know, a lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth and into its shadow or umbra. The orange Moon or "blood Moon" is really something to behold. But why does the Moon turn red/orange? It's a simple phenomenon and it's explained clearly and visually…
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  • decor8 Collaboration with Pinterest

    decor8
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Hello everyone! I have to mention this fun collaboration currently going on between Pinterest and decor8. But first, are you following my boards? And are you on Pinterest too? Because if so, leave your @ name in the comments below so I can check out your pins. Ok, so anyway, they approached me to represent them as their Pinterest expert and of course, I said heck yes because I’m such a fan and use their site daily to share my own work and the many inspirational lifestyle-related things that I find online plus I create tons of private boards to plan the various projects I’m…
  • Happy Weekend!

    decor8
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    I’d like to wish all of you a wonderful weekend! I’m taking Monday off but I’ll be back on Tuesday with another Blog Trends column and some more goodies throughout the week. Do you have any nice plans this weekend? Whatever you do, I hope you have a good time and enjoy yourself. Here are some links below that I’ll leave you with to enjoy and as always, thank you for sharing a little bit of your time to read decor8 this week, I always appreciate it so much.   You may have missed… My friend Timmi from FvonF in Berlin sent me the FvF Books – in love! A…
  • Home with Heart: A Classical Modern Belgian Family Home

    decor8
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hey guys! It’s Holly Marder and I’m back again this month to take you through another inspiring interior for my Homes with Heart column. This month, I’m excited to introduce you to Dutch designer Christian Kocx, whose beautiful home in Belgium was the subject behind my lens in late October. Blending the home’s original, classical features with his minimalist sense of style, this home intrigued me from the moment I stepped inside. Let’s take a look around, shall we? Christian and his partner Isabel Dooms have called this 1925 historic Turnhout, Belgium, property…
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  • Top 10 Packaging Projects and Articles

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Start your week right by revisiting the Top 10 Packaging Projects from last week and let us know which one is your favorite. 1. SWASH™ – Express Clothing Care  2. #Safepods  3. W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit  4. Before & After: Primor  5. Brau:Zeit  6. Gin Rawal  7. Eskju X Sneaker Freaker  8. CleverMan Irish Ales  9. THEBIGEYES   10. Old Harbor Distilling Co.         Related Posts:Top 10 Packaging Projects and ArticlesTop 10 Packaging Projects…
  • Design Nugget #14

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Did you know Heineken was rebranded in 1964 when owner Alfred Heineken realised that at the time shopping was mainly done by women? With that in mind, the font on his label was changed in where the three e's are slightly slanted backwards, giving a smiing effect.#designnugget         Related Posts:Design Nugget #14 
  • Wine, like friendship, can bring good luck

    Elena Massucco
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there” said the author Judith Viorst. The Dieline team agrees that sharing a glass of wine with friends is one of the life’s pure pleasures, a moment of pure delight. This feeling of quintessential conviviality was exactly what the Rioja producer wanted to communicate on its bottles and Spanish Agency TSMGO (The Show Must Go On) successfully executed this brief.  “It is not a wine for…
  • Iraa

    Jenifer Tracy
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The team at Gasoline has done it again. Creating the brand identity and packaging for skin care line Iraa, a clean, bright and beautiful design – adjectives that can also be used when talking about the end result of using skin care products.  “The brand identity for Iraa draws inspiration from sacred geometry as seen abundantly in nature, specifically in a flower.” The flower symbol is inspired by the pattern of a mandala, which is composed of 72 petals that come together in symmetry to represent a ‘Zen’ state-of-mind. This creates a brand mark that is visual depiction of the…
  • Before & After: ION- Chocolate Couvertures

    Jenifer Tracy
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    What an amazing “before and after” mousegraphics  has given to the ION, chocolate couvertures line of chocolate bars. An already popular product with a faithful consumer base, the goal was to create a contemporary look that would both surprise consumers while also strengthening loyalty to the brand.  “We opted for a design drastically different to the visually overcharged one that already existed: the packaging surface was cleared so that the basic product attributes could emerge in favor of the consumer. Zones of color were limited to surface edges so as to denote the 4…
 
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  • Ted Leonhardt shares 10 interviewing and negotiating tips for creatives...

    chuck
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Mr. Leonhardt, introduces his video with this: "You're a creative professional, a photographer, designer, web coder, event producer, etc., and you've spent your career developing your creative skills. But, if you're like me, and thousands of other creatives, you are a terrible negotiator. We creatives love doing the work, and we know its value. But when it comes to asking for money we often roll over, give in or just plain don't ask for what it's worth. So, I've created these ten-simple-tips to help you ask for, and get the compensation you deserve. Remember...you....are...worth it." I think…
  • Two VERY different packages

    chuck
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Here are two packaging projects created by Hong Kong designer Ken Lo, as I understand it, to promote papers produced by Polytrade Paper. The first, for Camellia, seems soft and understated, the second, for Hilary is vivid and forward. Very simple, very nice. The packaging... More of Ken Lo's work can be found at his design studio: Blow... A recent interview via Designboom... If you're looking for an e-commerce solution, I have used and highly recommend Big Commerce. Sign up here and I earn a small commission... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design…
  • Public and private leadership needs to educate itself about graphic design

    chuck
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    Attention President, CEO, Chairperson, General, Chancellor, (and so on): Design missteps can do significant damage to your brand, get you lots of bad press, create a backlash in the creative community, and otherwise, cost you a lot of energy and money. As you will see by the articles below, the consumer world holds organizations of all kinds to a ever increasing standard--especially regarding the design of logos. The latest example has the Canadian Government running a student contest, believe it or not, to design the logo for the upcoming, multi-million dollar celebration of the 150th…
  • Meet illustrator: Andrew Fairclough

    chuck
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Andrew Fairclough has said, "I've always been fascinated by the tactility of printed matter..." and his work shows it. He creates an idea in his comic book-like style and uses grain and screens and color offset to make his illustrations look as if they were photocopied, silkscreened, or otherwise reproduced in the real world. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Andrew Fairclough's website... An interview of Fairclough with CX.CITY (caution, a couple of the illustrations would be considered racy).. He sells some prints here... To my way of thinking, Lynda.com is one of, if not THE best way…
  • Meet illustrator and artist Cathie Bleck

    chuck
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    In recent years Cathie Bleck is recognized more as a fine artist than an illustrator. But I still think of her as a graphic design oriented illustrator. She is adept at using her dreamy, swirling scratchboard compositions to evoke all types of moods. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Her Drawger page... Bleck's website... An interview with the artist by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from MyFonts.com. (A little tip: Look closely at the listings, some include one or two weights or widths you can add to your cart for free)... Visit the…
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  • {Do you know?} Farmhouse Pottery

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    I’ve been coveting these handmade in New England beehive crocks from Farmhouse Pottery for some time now. (That set of nesting pantry bowls fab too!) My problem is that once I start clicking around their website – I start getting greedy. I don’t want one piece, I find I want an entire selection (collection?) of them. With their simple design, they’d warm up a wholly modern space – but really – wouldn’t the Beehive Crocks look perfectly at home on the countertop at the New Old Stone House?
  • {A Quick Look Back} 2014 Winter Solstice Celebration

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    Typically I start Holiday Bakery Week in Connecticut. On Monday morning, I preheat the oven while I drop the Mr at the train to New York City. It’s still dark, but I don’t bother going home. I sit in the parking lot and wait for the grocery store to open. I go home and bake from 8am-8pm for the entire rest of the week. This year my baking days were cut by two, but I don’t think our party guests noticed any significant difference in the amount of cookies I produced.I woke up on Monday that week in New York City after completing my holiday shopping and gift wrapping. I made a…
  • {Which is the Best Slow Cooker to Buy?} Healthy Crock Pot Recipes

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    All Fall long I was obsessed with the idea of slow cookers and slow cooker recipes for the cold Winter months to come. Now that I have the renovation to tend to at the New Old Stone House, I have been spending 4-5 week nights in NYC each week. It is nice to see the Mr more often (the whole point in consolidating to the new old stone house) but the kitchen at the Brooklyn Heights Apartment is lacking in a big way. There is only about 13 inches of counter, two induction burners, a small sink and a refrigerator. This kitchen is pretty much made for boiling hot water for tea and ordering dinner…
  • Holiday Decorating and the House Renovation Begin!

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    You remember last week when I was feeling sort of low, right? Working on a complete historic home renovation while trying to keep The Country House picture perfect for real estate showings during the Holiday Season is likely contributing to the pressure looming over my head. I really want to enjoy what may be our last Christmas season in The Country House. I have felt torn about what and how much to decorate. Over this past weekend it became very clear to me that I wasn’t going to feel very ‘holiday like’ until I had at least a few decorations out on the tabletops. It…
  • New Old Stone House Renovation {Late 1930’s Kitchen}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    At first glimpse, I thought about doing an unfitted kitchen renovation in the New Old Stone House. The whole idea came about because my friend was selling a vintage pair of late 1930’s cupboards from Fordham University that I thought would be pretty incredible in the space. (They have the original wavy glass – and just the right amount of patina.) When I realized the cupboards were a little too tall to fit in the new kitchen, I went back to the drawing board.During the renovation I want to be sensitive to the era that the house was built. I’ll do my best to make good choices…
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  • Oh, please stop ...

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    A simple test.1) Can you describe your user needs for all your lines of business, processes or systems?2) Can you describe the components that make up those needs and the connections between the components?3) Do you have some form of mechanism for visualising and communicating this (e.g. a map)?4) Do you have a means of comparing maps together to remove duplication in the organisation, to challenge bias that exists within group, to help find unmet needs, to combat inertia and to compare with competitors?5) Do you treat your components individually and understand that one size fits all methods…
  • Why is mapping more popular in Government than Commercial companies?

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    I was asked this question and thought I'd better explain some important aspects of mapping. First, mapping is about situational awareness and therefore it helps if people have had some military background or experience. Second, I tend to find mapping is more popular in smaller organisations (founder run) and Governments which both need to think about the longer term and strategic play more carefully.Mapping does take a bit of work and thinking about. Yes, it can remove duplication, fundamentally change the way you play the game but it's not really suited to large commercial organisation.
  • Maps and the Target Operating Model

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    I was asked a question about my post on getting stuff done and then noticed a relevant but unrelated tweet by Tom LoosemoreThe wonderful @mattedgar unpicks why the phrase 'Target Operating Model' sees me setting my delusion filter to 11 http://t.co/MXO6WP3hRq— Tom Loosemore (@tomskitomski) January 24, 2015 .... so I thought I'd better answer. Does the map represent your target operating model? No, but not for the reason you might think.My original post discussed more the process by which you get something started, a key part of which is creating the map to determine, communicate and…
  • How to refer to mapping?

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:12 am
    I often get asked what IP exists around the mapping technique that I talk about? Well, it is IP protected under Creative Commons 3.0 Share Alike. This means you are free to use it, free to modify it and free to distribute it as long as you use the same license. I'm not in the business of trying to extract rent from people for drawing maps, I'm in the business of helping others run their organisations more effectively.This does leave a question of attribution. There are numerous forms that I'm happy with. As long as its similar to this in spirit then I don't grumble.1) Wardley…
  • David Cameron in 'cloud cuckoo land' over plans to deify security services

    17 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    The prime minister’s pledge to give security services omnipotence is ‘crazy’, experts say. Religious and security specialists have told our gallant reporters that David Cameron is “living in cloud cuckoo land” when he suggests a new Tory government would ascend ordinary intelligence agents to a new pantheon of Gods. Independent expert Ive Noclue said: “It’s crazy. Cameron is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks that this is a sensible idea, and no it wouldn’t be possible to implement properly. You can't just go around turning ordinary intelligence officers into divine…
 
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  • 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…
  • New Small-House book tidbits: Metal roofing as siding

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

    Katie Hutchison
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Drought-tolerant sedums are a popular choice for planted roofs.My new book for The Taunton Press, tentatively titled The New Small House, is well underway. We've been busy selecting houses to feature, scheduling photo shoots, and beginning to create the content that someday (hopefully) you will find on a shelf in a store near you. As the book takes shape, I aim to share here some tidbits of what I'm learning along the way.  A few of the houses in the book feature planted roofs, which provide insulation and an effective away to mitigate storm-water run-off, all while beautifully…
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  • 21 Best Selling Script & Calligraphy Fonts – 97% Off

    Jacob Cass
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    I’m such a sucker for these awesome font package deals and I do apologize in advance for burning a hole in your pocket, but these are just too good to pass up. In this pack you will receive 21 best selling script & calligraphy fonts as showcased below, which regularly would cost $922 retail. DesignCuts have got the deal going for $29, available until February 3rd. Lulo Font Lulo is the highlight of the pack for me and this font alone is worth the $29 price tag. Lulo is a font family that comes with 5 different layering options (and different weights), allowing you to create 3D…
  • Free Resources for Designers and Developers – Issue #1

    JuanSarmiento
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Enjoy this list of resources put together by Juan Sarmiento, featuring web and mobile design freebies, articles, tutorials and fonts. Design Freebies A compact collection of elements that will aid you with your next design project. In this section, you will find fresh icons, mock-ups and other graphic design elements for your enjoyment. Have a look! SVG and PNG Material Design Icons (Colored Version) 364 Puffy Minimal 3D Icons Robot Vector Pack: More than 1000 Possibilities! Prettify: 5 Free Photoshop Actions iOS Device Mockups for Sketch Web & Mobile Development Resources A very useful…
  • 10 Top Creative Print Advertisement Campaigns

    Jacob Cass
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    This article has been contributed by Jonny Rowntree. Ever since the creation of advertising, some of the most creative minds have strived to create designs that would appeal to the collective. Good design is judged on universality, which is a requirement in any form of advertising, since the end goal is to convey your message to as many people as possible. Here are 10 examples of renowned print advertisements that showcase the creative minds behind the brands. You can view 192 more creative adshere. Fanta’s “Tastable” Print Advertisement The new Fanta campaign boasts the title as the…
  • Getting Offline – In-Person Networking Tips for Design Students

    Jacob Cass
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:01 am
    This article was contributed by Gosia Zajdel. A strong digital presence is essential for breaking into the design industry, but students who only focus on virtual networking may miss out on some career opportunities. Expanding your offline social network can be a rewarding process that can lead to insight and even job leads. In the age of social media, how do you get started with old-fashioned networking? 1. Seek out Meetup Groups There are a number of social meetup groups out there that provide an outlet for networking and conversation. Try searching meetup.com for a freelancer or designer…
  • Artistic Design Bundle (1000s of Popular Creative Items) – Just $29

    Jacob Cass
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Although Christmas may have brought you some new design goodies, I had to share this new design bundle with you, which has an amazing variety of awesome resources to play with for all sorts of design projects, especially artistic ones. The pack from DesignCuts includes watercolour effects, retro effects, gold effects, glitter effects, an awesome font, vectors, photo manipulation effects, some hugely popular mockup templates, artistic scene creators, photos, filters/presets, winter graphics, wood effects and more! My favorite picks out of this bundle would have to be the three mockup…
 
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  • The Sedivackuv Long Dog Sled Race in Czech Republic

    dmitry
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    Dogs rest during the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach January 23, 2015. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive at the village of Destne in the Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in the race. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters) A musher greets his dog during a break in a stage of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach January 22, 2015. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters) A dog rests during a break in a stage of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach, January 22, 2015. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)…
  • Miss Universe National Costume Show

    dmitry
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by Reuters/Miss Universe Organization) Grace Levy, Miss Great Britain 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by Reuters/Miss Universe Organization) Yasmin Verheijen, Miss Netherlands 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by…
  • Curved/labs Pays Tribute to Design History of Original Apple Macintosh

    BonjourLifeBlog
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    The californian company has produced many updates of their computers with the latest ‘iMac‘ being launched in 2014, but according to CURVED/labs, they have neglected the origins of the products that shaped future technology. featuring the same high quality aluminum casing that is used for macbooks, iPhones and iPads, it also has similar technological components as the current macbook ‘air’. Read more Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Dancing Photography by Dimitry Roulland

    jusone
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Dimitry Roulland is a young artist based in Marquay, France who is fascinated with photography. Here is the collection of his photographs of dancing moments. All the emotions, beauty and happiness are captured in the pictures. More Photos Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Roads

    dmitry
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:47 am
    A globe-trotting photographer has captured some of the worlds most beautiful roads. Andy Lee’s roads series features picturesque routes running through the likes of Iceland, Wales, England and Scotland. The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. Here: moon sky over Hvammstangi, Iceland. (Photo by Andy Lee/Caters News) Straight road through…
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    Cherryflava.comCherryflava.com » | Trends and Innovation

  • Iconic movie glasses

    cherryflava
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
    It was pointed out to us recently that the only problem with The Matrix is that the style of sunglasses used in the movie date it too easily. That 90’s look is hard to shake, but maybe it’ll make a comeback and Keanu will look all new and shiny yet again. This on the other hand is a fairly useful guide to alternative styles of eye wear in other iconic films, and not a bad ad for an optician. The post Iconic movie glasses appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
  • Cherryflava Picks: Our Top 10 Ads of 2014

    cherryflava
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    It’s an exciting time for brand builders. Online platforms are opening up untold opportunities for brands to share layered nuggets of communication with willing audiences around the world. Traditional constraints of time and budgets have been obliterated by cheaper production options and media channels that welcome longer, more detailed story-telling. This really was an amazing year for content producers and it was tough to single out just ten top ads, but we needed to focus on the stories that stuck a harmonious cord and when looking back, would best sum up this year of advertising.
  • Lift your copywriting game in 2015

    cherryflava
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Effective online copywriting is fast becoming an expected professional skill for anyone involved in a marketing or creative field of work. It is generally assumed that you can rock out a killer blog post at a moment’s notice as well as man the community manager’s console with consummate ease. Understanding basic SEO, the elements of a workable content plan and how to communicate an idea to an online community are powerful skills to possess and propel you forward in 2015. Our rather subjective advice on the matter is that you should immediately sign up to do the 6-week long UCT…
  • Is being South African a barrier to entry?

    cherryflava
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Do you find that as a South African business with global aspirations that your South African roots are a liability when doing business internationally? There are two ways of looking at this. If you’re in the wine industry, mine platinum or you work at Naspers, then being a South African business is probably of value when meeting foreign counterparts. But should your business be trying to break into a market where traditionally there isn’t an automatic perception that a South African brand can offer any value in that field – then perhaps your South African roots are better…
  • John Lewis or Sainsbury’s

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

  • Patrick Brown

    AJ
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    British born, Australia based documentary photographer Patrick Brown.
  • La Boca

    AJ
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    La Boca is a design studio based in London who produce unique and colourful work.
  • Linnea Strid

    AJ
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Love the unique angles of Stockholm based artist Linnea Strid.
  • Andrew Suggit

    AJ
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Check out the portfolio of Sydney based designer and photographer Andrew Suggit.
  • What We Do In the Shadows

    AJ
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:36 pm
    We really loved the New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, created by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi. They have a Kickstarter project happening to help release the movie in the USA.  Grab yourself a Reward and help them out.
 
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    NOTCOT

  • FREE UNIVERSAL CONSTRUCTION KIT: Cooper Hewitt

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Time flies! Remember when we went with the Free Universal Construction Kit to Linz, Austria in 2012 for Ars Electronica? Well, on exciting news, the Free Universal Construction Kit that NOTlabs’ own Shawn Sims and our friend, Golan Levin, created is currently on display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in the Beautiful Users Exhibition in all it’s 3D printed awesomeness. While you can’t play with them - it is so great to see the creative multi-toy sculpture they’ve created with the super brick! It’s thrilling to see that it is still inspiring and instigating people…
  • Kelly Denato #drinkanddraw

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    One of my favorite things on Instagram has become Kelly Denato’s @NoPunchBacks #drinkanddraw. While her paintings are stunning (see two of my favorites on the next page!) - the playful post of a blank page and a glass of wine, etc. asking for ideas - is just so fun! It turns into beautiful interpretations of the randomest suggestions from all over the world in real time adding a fun layer to interactions and inspiration coming through my feed. Above? Her interpretation of my random suggestion of an “Anglerfish luring in hummingbirds” ~ which turned into awesome hummingbird…
  • Círculo de Oro 25: Publicis Mexico

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    WOW. Congrats are in order for Publicis Mexico! Last month at the 25th Festival Círculo de Oro 2014 Advertising Awards in Acapulco - Publicis Mexico really cleaned up on awards! They received 3 Grand Prix, 18 Gold, 14 Silver and 12 Bronzes… in addition to Agency Of The YEAR! And remember our 3D printed NESCAFÉ Alarm Cap (which awakens you to the smell of coffee!) that we (NOTlabs!) created with the Publicis Mexico Innovation Lab? It won 9 Golds and the 3 Grand Prix Awards (in Design, Innovation, and Direct)! We’ve been ridiculous giddy to see how far the caps have gone, and they…
  • Random: DTLA + KINGS + Silver Lake

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Staying local in Los Angeles lately, i’ve noticed a bit of randomness surfacing on Instagram worth rounding up here! (What do you DO with all your instagrams? It really doesn’t feel like the best place to keep things you want to find again later… So pulling some favorites here helps me find them later!) Here’s a peek into some recent east side of LA adventures (Yes, coming from the coast, DTLA is definitely east side to me!) - from wandering Downtown LA and driving around in the LA Aqueduct (that you have seen in many a movie/tv show) to going to my first NHL game with…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The duality of all things NOTCOT used to be… NOTCOT.com is the blog, NOTCOT.org is the submissions page. Then it evolved to NOTCOT.com is real life, NOTCOT.org is inspiring links to the best sources - our studio bulletin board! Into decade two - yet another layer is evolving… NOTCOT.com is the slower side of things we are living/doing/experiencing that are worth sharing, and NOTCOT.org is the faster moving firehose of constant inspiration! That being said - explore the sampling of what’s been inspiring us over at NOTCOT.org above by clicking the squares to find out more!
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • evgeny kazantsev foresees the integration of technology in the real world

    nina azzarello I designboom
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    the artist finds a seamless and realistic way to imagine everyday places helped, not hindered, by the fictional technologies that may pierce our lives in the coming years.The post evgeny kazantsev foresees the integration of technology in the real world appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • alessandro zambelli transforms beetle anatomy into table lamp for .exnovo

    A. Zambelli
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    the synthetic creature's design makes an allusion to story of 'the metamorphosis' by franz kafka.The post alessandro zambelli transforms beetle anatomy into table lamp for .exnovo appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • bjarke ingels unites middle east media HQ with giant tensile canopy

    philip stevens I designboom
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    the scheme will provide a framework for international broadcasting that simultaneously seeks to identify with the region’s specific culture.The post bjarke ingels unites middle east media HQ with giant tensile canopy appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT

    justin paul villanueva I designboom
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    the intersecting alloy sheets are an exercise in geometry and perception that function for domestic and workplace settings.The post claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • NASA’s mars helicopter to scout potential routes for the rover

    tim spears I designboom
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    the drone would fly ahead of the martian rover and search for various possible interest points, as well as offer images that scientists could study in further detail.The post NASA’s mars helicopter to scout potential routes for the rover appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Get the Look: Modern Farmhouse Style

    Becky
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    I was talking to an architect the other day who told me she’s found “everybody wants a modern farmhouse these days.” It seems the bulk of folks asking for this style aren’t exactly outside milking cows at 5 a.m. (though quite a handful have their own urban chicken coops and edible gardens). So what exactly does this style include? I find it’s a twist on spartan farmhouse classics and materials that would be found around the homestead with some contemporary pieces and bold color mixed in. Here’s a look at some of our favorite furniture and accessory choices…
  • Industrial Modern: Our Top Picks

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Industrial modern is a design phrase that gets thrown around a lot but what exactly does it mean? To us, there is always an element that throws back to the era between the start of the  industrial age and the dawn of international style. Industrial modern style can spring from living in a loft that used to be a warehouse back in the 1930s, adding reclaimed wood with a long interesting history, going a bit steampunk or using pipes as part of shelving structure, adding factory-style windows, providing classic metal stools inspired by 1930s French cafes and more. A good industrial modern room…
  • 2015 — The Year of Marsala

    Becky
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Now that it’s officially the year of Marsala, according to Pantone, tell us, will you use the color around the home? The choice for Color of the Year seemed pulled out of thin air to me. However, I like earthy tones, and Marsala brings to mind a Moroccan souk, Turkish kilims and terracotta in Spanish Colonial and other Mediterranean architecture. I can imagine it as a nighttime lip color or suede boots. Here are a few ways we like it in interior design. Room by Scott Sanders LLC Marsala looks great on the walls in a dining room or library; here, interior designer Scott Sanders has toned…
  • SALE! 15% Off Gus Modern

    DesignPublic.com
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    If you’re in the middle of rethinking your furniture and interior design for 2015, now’s a good time to shop. We are offering 15% off all Gus Modern for the entire month of January. Here are just a few highlights to tempt you. Gus Modern GT Rocker Gus Modern Carmichael Bed Gus Modern Transit Bench Gus Modern Bloor Sofa Gus Modern Wireframe End Table Gus Modern Spanner Chair Gus Modern Davinport Bi-Sectional Sofa Gus Modern Hex Ottoman Shop all Gus Modern
  • Ring in the New Year With a Trio Classic Artek Stools

    DesignPublic.com
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    Any house can use some fresh pieces to help bring in the new year. We love Alvar Aalto’s Artek Stools, and Artek has given us not one, not two, but THREE to give away to a lucky reader. It’s super-easy to enter, so read on to figure out how. The trio contains each of the following: 1) Cream lacquered seat with standard black legs 2) Dark blue lacquered seat with standard birch legs 3) Purple lacquered seat with standard birch legs To enter, just use the hashtag #DESIGNPUBLICAALTO on Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Or retweet the tweet about it. You can order once per media outlet…
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    Fubiz™

  • Dog Shape Light

    Valentin
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Les designers basés à Budapest, Elizabeth Zimmerer et Márton Carême, présentent leur nouveau projet : la lampe Luminose. Cette lampe de table moderne prend la forme articulée d’un chien. Fabriquée à la main en bois de chêne ou de hêtre selon les coloris, le produit est à découvrir sur leur magasin en ligne.
  • DIY Laser Cut Foodie Rings

    Daniella
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    L’agence Tourdefork met au point des procédés DIY de produits au design malin et accessible dont les patrons sont disponibles en ligne. À l’occasion d’une parution dans le mensuel italien CASAfacile, l’agence a réalisé une série de cinq bagues imprimées en 3D, permettant d’accrocher des aliments tels que petits fruits ou biscuits sur le dessus de l’anneau. Une nouvelle approche gustative à découvrir en images.
  • Surrealist Pictures of New York & Chicago

    Donnia
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    La photographe Swopes partage sur son compte Instagram des photos suréelles de la ville qu’elle habite : Chicago et New York City. On voit l’horizon plongée dans l’obscurité de la nuit et la clarté d’une lune géante, des gratte-ciels déversant l’océan, ou l’eau inondant la grosse pomme. A découvrir à travers une sélection d’images.
  • Bird Mailbox by Playso

    Donnia
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:05 am
    Kookoo est une boite aux lettres très originale imaginée par Justin Hutchinson et la marque australienne Playso, fondée par Bill Playso. Cette boite a la forme d’un oiseau ailé avec deux compartiments : un pour les lettres et un pour les magazines. A découvrir en images dans la galerie.
  • Delicate and Romantic Photography

    Daniella
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    Kübra Sağın est une photographe basée à Istanbul. Ses clichés sont emplis de délicatesse et d’une influence romantique très douce. Sur ses genoux subtilement drapés de dentelle, elle photographie de jolis chatons, des fleurs ou une tasse de thé accompagnée de fraises. Une très belle série à découvrir dans la suite.
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Facebook Lite uses less data for developing areas, low-end phones

    Billy Steele
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hard at work connecting the world with not only his social network, but with basic internet access, too. In another step towards doing so in developing areas, the folks in Menlo Park are rolling out Facebook Lite...
  • Apple giving away TV shows and music with 'Free on iTunes'

    Steve Dent
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Free stuff is always great, especially if people actually want what's on offer. Apple now has a special section called "Free on iTunes" where you can find TV shows and music freebies if you've already blown through your monthly entertainment budget. ...
  • Turkish court will ban Facebook if it doesn't censor blasphemous content

    Daniel Cooper
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    Every six months, Facebook reveals how many times a nation requests that the site block content that's considered illegal. In the first half of 2014, for instance, India lobbied for nearly 5,000 deletions, putting it well ahead of second-placed Turke...
  • Drone landing drags White House security into the modern era

    Jon Fingas
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    The US government just got a real-world lesson about the security risks posed by easily accessible drones. Officials report that they recovered a quadcopter on the White House's grounds in the early morning on January 26th, with no clear indication a...
  • Uber promises not to price-gouge during massive east-coast blizzard

    Dana Wollman
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    The east coast is about to get hit with a potentially record-breaking amount of snow, which means Uber has the opportunity to... redeem itself. The taxi-hailing app, notorious for hiking prices on holidays and during rush hour, says it will suspend s...
 
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    TrendsNow

  • The Workbed

    Mr K (boss)
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Un peu étonnant mais toutefois pratique et fonctionnel, clin d’oeil pour le « Workbed Concept », un intéressant bureau qui peut se transformer en lit, et inversement, créé par la designer Mira Schröder. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & more informations on Mira Schröder … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Curved House

    Mr K (boss)
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Superbe réalisation du studio d’architecture Hufft Projects, coup de coeur pour la très belle « Curved House », une agréable villa contemporaine avec piscine construite à Springfield, dans l’Etat du Missouri. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale The Curved House is a modern residence with distinctive lines. Conceived … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Gradient Wooden Table

    Mr K (boss)
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Très belle création du designer Eli Chissick, coup de projecteur sur la superbe « Gradient Table », une intéressante table créée à l’aide de différentes essences de bois pour former un dégradé de couleurs. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale Materials : m.d.f and ten types of veneer-Oak, … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Harbour Aerial Photography

    Mr K (boss)
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    Un rendu visuel géométrique et coloré des plus intéressant pour cette excellente série de clichés aériens shootés dans différents ports par le photographe allemand Bernhard Lang. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie All images are under the copyright of Bernhard Lang… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • White Ceramic Scoop Bowl

    Mr K (boss)
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    Créée par le designer Ryan Kirkpatrick, découverte des « Ceramic Scoop Bowl », une intéressante gamme de vaisselle antidérapante qui a la particularité d’être dotée d’une section plane pour faciliter le repas aux personnes ne pouvant utiliser qu’une seule main en leur permettant d’utiliser ce rebord pour guider la nourriture dans leurs… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Aaron Gustafson & Jenn Lukas – Cross-device Adaptive Design

    Sean Carmichael
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Responsive web design is widely regarded as a must when designing for multiple devices. With just one code base, instead of multiple sites, you can more efficiently make use of your resources. But, how your design looks is only a piece of the overall experience for a user. Having it be able to adapt to different browsers and technology can fully round out the interaction. Aaron Gustafson describes adaptive design as layering on the experience. He likens it to a peanut M&M. At the core is a peanut, which is a perfectly acceptable snack. But after layering on…
  • Whitney Quesenbery and Frances Harris – Researching Daily Life

    Sean Carmichael
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Accessibility is often focused on how to design and build digital products or physical spaces. But understanding the people with disabilities who will use those products is just as important. Enter ethnography and the importance of research that goes “face to face” with real people in the real world. Frances Harris is a medical anthropologist who works with people with disabilities to explore the social, economic, and political contexts of their lives. Her projects look at how to make people’s lives and working situations easier and more accessible. Frances…
  • Get your UXIM spot at the lowest rate of $1,475

    Lauren Cramer
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Why wait and have to spend an additional $300 registering for the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Salt Lake City, UT April 13-15 Register by Thursday, January 29 and you’ll lock yourself in at the lowest rate of $1,475. You’ll choose two, daylong workshops from these UX rock stars Responsive Web Design Jason Grigsby Designing Native Apps Theresa Neil User Experience Chris Risdon Adaptive Designs Aaron Gustafson & Jenn Lukas Responsive Interfaces Brad Frost Optimizing Responsive Workflow Stephen Hay These UX luminaries will provide you with intensive, game-changing…
  • UIEtips: Components Versus Patterns

    Jared Spool
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Nathan Curtis. He shows us how patterns and components are different and what you should be building for your library. Here’s an excerpt from the article: For example, consider countless video players proliferating needlessly throughout the sections and contexts of a website: embedded in a product spotlight, a different player in a different spotlight, unique players in lightboxes & popups, new players for content from the training group, etc. Built by different teams at different times, the designs all play video amid UI controls…
  • Chris Risdon – Orchestrating Experiences for Complex Ecosystems

    Sean Carmichael
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    [ Transcript Available ] User experience, as it has come to be known and understood, is generally associated with the digital space. Designers and developers working in concert to make a site, app, or digital product more usable and well designed. However, a user’s interaction with you as an organization isn’t necessarily confined to just your digital identity. This user experience design can be applied across all channels, such as a call center or physical location. In Chris Risdon’s virtual seminar, Orchestrating Experience: Strategy And Design For Complex Product Ecosystems, he…
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    FlowingData

  • [Members Only] Choropleth Maps and Shapefiles in R

    Nathan Yau
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    Fill those empty polygons with color.Continue reading →
  • Sexual insecurities found in Google search results

    Nathan Yau
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Seth Stephens-Davidowitz continues with his Google search data-related op-eds for the New York Times. This time he looks at the insecurities in sex, based on the search volume of various phrases. Interesting. But preface the results with a big fat question of sample population before you make too many conclusions. For example, a straightforward conclusion from the above graphic is that boyfriends avoid sex way more than girlfriends. That seems off. Could it be that boyfriends avoiding sex confuses the girlfriends more than the other way around, thus making it more likely for girlfriends to…
  • Metrocard purchasing workflows compared

    Nathan Yau
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    The process to purchase a MetroCard for the New York Subway is different from the process to purchase tickets for the Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco. From the flowchart above by Aaron Reiss, it's clear that it takes a lot more screen touches to get a MetroCard, but that's only part of the story. The interesting part is why the two systems' machines are so different. Different timing means different goals. Tags: MetroCard, subway
  • The dots are people

    Nathan Yau
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    The simple analysis is to approach data blind, as machine output. But this almost always produces an incomplete analysis and a detached, less than meaningful visualization. Jacob Harris, a developer at the New York Times, talks context, empathy, and what the dots represent. In reference to the New York Times' map of deaths in Baghdad after receiving the Wikileaks war logs: Before it was a final graphic though, it was a demo piece I hastily hacked into Google Earth using its KML format. I remember feeling pretty proud of myself at how cool even a crude rendering like this looked, and the…
  • Being dangerous

    Nathan Yau
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Think big data, and it's tough not to associate it with big corporations who have their own interests in mind. Use data. Make money. It doesn't have to always be like that though. Jen Lowe, for the Deep Lab Lecture Series, talks about reclaiming some of that power with silent gestures through the web and using data for good. Tags: lunch talk, privacy
 
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    guerrilla innovation

  • 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
  • Before and after the iPhone

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

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

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

  • Fem hurtige om Big Data

    bigdata
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    Fem hurtige om Big DataBig Data er for mindre virksomheder et spørgsmål om konsolidering af data i et enkelt system. I praksis kommer man langt med Excel og lidt fingerfærdighed. Etablering af Big Data er 80% organisation og 20% teknik. Alle led i værdikæden skal lære at arbejde datadrevet. Også kunder og leverandører. Størrer virksomheder konkurrer på marginaler. At bruge data operationelt skiller vindere og tabere. Rollen som CDO (Chief Data Officer) begynder at blive en etableret titel. Nogle virksomheder baserer sig udelukkende på data. Det er blevet en forretning i sig selv.
  • Hvornår forsvandt værdien ved digitalisering?

    anderssahl
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:48 am
    Hvornår forsvandt værdien ved digitalisering?Vi er helt i front her i Danmark når det gælder digitalisering. Der er ikke mange lande der kan følge med, ud over Norge og Sverige, men når nu støvet har lagt sig og vi kigger ud over det digitale landskab er der flere huller i suppen end man kan tælle . Afdelingerne i virksomhederne har modtaget digitaliseringen på hver sin måde. Marketing booker kampagner gennem webinterfaces til bureauerne og fakturaer betales elektronisk. Der findes nu en social media manager og selvudråbte SEO og SEM specialister som kæmper om forbrugernes…
  • Medlemskab

    nicolai
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    MedlemskabTegn din fremtidsforsikring nu! Medlemskabet hos Innovation Lab sætter globale tendenser under luppen og informerer danske virksomheder om fremtidens forretningsmuligheder samt inspirerer til innovation. Som et af Danmarks ældste innovationshuse har vi om nogen oplevet virksomheder, der gennem tiden er kommet til os, fordi de kan se at fremtiden åbner nye døre for dem og lukker nuværende. Vi lever nemlig af at holde os orienteret om de væsentligste udviklingstendenser, og via vores internationale netværk scanner vi konstant markedet for nye cases og trends. Medlemskabet er…
  • iBeacon - fremtidens markedsføring!

    nicolai
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:30 am
    iBeacon - fremtidens markedsføring!Så er Smart Bluetooth teknologien, der går under betegnelsen beacons (eller iBeacons i Apple's terminologi) landet i Danmark. Og ja det kommer til at revolutionere den digitale verden på et personligt- og forretningsmæssigt plan! I USA er iBeacon teknologien allerede implementeret på mange forskellige områder som f.eks; retail (2.0), oplevelsesuniverser på museer og udstillinger, samt i undervisning- og sundhedssektoren. Teknologien Kort fortalt er beacons en lille elektronisk enhed, som kan fastgøres fysisk ude eller inde afhængig af indkapsling.
  • Shitstorm by Innovation Lab

    nicolai
    17 May 2014 | 2:06 am
    Digital changes ...: kommunikationenBanner Image: Link: http://ilab.dk/da/product/shitstorm-innovation-lab
 
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  • johnson banks did this

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    The new edition of our occasional electronic newsletter, johnson banks did this, is just out, featuring five of our recent re-brands plus five interesting links. If you’re on the mailing list, you should have received it in the last 24 hours, if not you can see it here. You can, of course, sign up for future newsletters here. If you thought you had signed-up and haven’t seen it, well, maybe check your junk folder (much as it pains us to write that). For future reference, if you add didthis@johnsonbanks.co.uk to your contacts/safe senders list it will get through every time.
  • From the archive: Gai-deas and the art of creativity

    13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Here’s another in a series of old pieces in a recent clear-out of that seem worthy of another look. This is an entertaining rant from 2004 about ideas not coming from expected places… We’re all supposed to be creative, aren’t we? So it’s odd then that truly great ideas remain so elusive. No wonder the late, great Tibor Kalman once said he never liked to do any one type of project more than 3 times. The first time you design something, you have no fear, you’re a virgin-problem-solver and with a bit of luck and blind inhibition you’ll wing it. The second time it gets…
  • Some of our favourite stamps

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    There’s a new website commemorating 50 years of ‘special stamp’ designs for the Royal Mail that’s just been launched, and johnson banks’ creative director has been asked by Design Week to pick his favourite stamps of each decade. Here are his thoughts. 1965 - 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain A really early example of David Gentleman’s skill at designing tiny pieces of gummed paper. They way the aeroplanes criss-cross, the colours overlap and the depth of the compositions is world-class. Stamps had never looked like this before 1972 –…
  • Review of the year 2014

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    Just in time for the break, we’ve finally had time to compile our review of the year. So, in no particular order… Pictures of the year Well, some pressure in the studio to consider the, er, back view of a certain Mrs Kanye West, but we’re going to go with three very different images. Firstly, the Oscar selfie that whizzed at light-speed around the globe. Of course, it transpired pretty quickly that it was all set up by Samsung’s team, that Ellen DeGeneres needed training in how to actually do it (then let someone else do it), and she was spotted only hours later checking her iPhone…
  • The Usual Snowmen

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    It’s Christmas card time again at johnson banks towers, and this year we’re developing a theme we started last year. Essentially, the task is to take whatever the Xmas stamp is for the year, and design the ‘rest’ of the card around it. The annual stamps (in the UK at least) are usually fairly predictable fare, and sure enough this year’s features children with Christmas trees, carol singers, yada yada yada. So, actually quite hard to inject a twist until we decided that it would be funny/suitably twisted if the stamp that features a snowman, was carefully positioned at the end…
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  • Laser cut wood(s)

    Sam
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #211 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above are laser cut tree branches shadowboxes from Shadow Fox Design. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, clocks, gauntlets, skulls, earrings… Above is a laser cut acrylic clock stand from Window Views. Above is a laser cut leather gauntlet from Lydia Wall Millinery. Above is a laser cut wood skull necklace from Dailee Dose. Above are laser cut leather earrings from Studio Valyr. Posted in Fashion + Textiles, Functional Art + Objects,…
  • Annual Letter from Ponoko Founder / CEO

    Dan Devorkin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Happy 2015 to you. Full Printed from nueveojos on Vimeo. Hi, I’m Derek Elley, a founder and the CEO of Ponoko (since Jan 2013). Thanks big for being on our journey to lay some foundations of the 3rd industrial revolution together. We believe in distributed digital mass production. That is, consumers will continue to increase the number of products they download and make at home. Kinda like a ‘digital Ikea’ experience to start, followed by a ‘Star Trek Replicator’ down the track. And businesses will continue to increase their supply of digital products, simply because it’s more…
  • New Home 3D Printing Service for Creative Brands & Businesses

    Dan Devorkin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:54 pm
    We’re launching a new service to make it simple for creative brands and businesses to sell your products to consumers more profitably than ever before (via home 3D printers). We believe … - In distributed digital mass production. - Consumers will continue to increase product downloading & making at home. - Creative brands & businesses will dramatically increase their profits via product downloads to home 3D printers. To find out more, please let us know here … I am a creative brand or business who wants to profit from home 3D printing indicates required Enter the…
  • Top 10 Materials of 2014

    Dan Devorkin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Join us as we look back at the materials that hit it big in 2014. The Ponoko Materials Catalog offers a wide variety of high quality materials for laser cutting. From those awesome new Premium materials down to plain old (but ever-so-useful) cardboard, there is a material option for every making scenario. Join us as we take a look at the 10 most popular materials from 2014: #10) Corrugated Cardboard – Double Layer We start out countdown with one of our less glamorous materials: cardboard. Cardboard is a great material for prototyping your design and making it in another material later.
  • Design tip: Ponoko Color Palettes

    Guy Blashki
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Keep these swatches handy to streamline your workflow Here is a neat tip from the Ponoko Support Forums. Follow the links below to download Ponoko-friendly custom color palettes for your favorite drawing application. Each file contains the necessary cutting and engraving values that will make sense at our end, where the magic happens. The original post has files for Illustrator, Corel Draw and Inkscape. Here’s a quick look at the installation process using Illustrator CC. 1. Download the Ponoko color swatch file for Illustrator: ponokoswatch.ai.zip 2. Unzip and move the file to (for Mac…
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  • Seoul

    brian
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    We spent last week deep in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. The city proper has a population of 10 million, but the metropolitan area houses 25 million – that’s half of all South Koreans. Flying into Gimpo International was unlike anything I’d seen before – buildings stacked on top of one another as far as the eye can see. Here are a few of my favorite photos/memories from Seoul. If you want to follow along on this trip, I’m sharing photos on Instagram. I love the contrast of the architecture that you can find scattered throughout Seoul. Temples dot the city…
  • Tokyo

    brian
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    I’m in the middle of exploring Asia with Joel – today we left Tokyo and continued our journey into South Korea. This trip has been a great opportunity to practice taking photos; this post is a collection of some of my favorite shots from Tokyo. If you want to follow along on this trip, I’m sharing photos on Instagram! This first photo captures barrels of sake offered every year to the enshrined dieties by the Meiji Jingu Zenkoku Shuzo Keishinkai. They are meant to show respect for the souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Meiji Jingu in Yoyogi Park. A shot of the street…
  • 2015 Goals

    brian
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    I’ve never set any public goals, but with the New Years spirit still lingering it feels more appropriate than ever. This post is mostly a checklist for myself, although the public accountability will certainly be motivating! In no particular order, here are my goals for 2015: [   ] Make a free design resource, open sourced The community has made my life as a designer immensely easier and more enjoyable for the past 7 years. It’s time to give back. [   ] Make a paid design resource I’m not sure what this will be, or what I’ll sell it for;…
  • Exploring Asia

    brian
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    I’m sitting among a crowd of sleeping passengers on United Flight 837 en route to Tokyo, Japan. For the next month I’m taking advantage of Buffer’s “work where you’re happiest” policy and exploring Asia with Joel! Lots of folks that follow the Design Details series and Buffer are from the cities where we’ll be staying, so I wanted to just put our itinerary out there! If you have any recommendations or must-see spots, or just want to meet for a coffee, give a shout on Twitter! Jan. 3 – 11: Tokyo, Japan Jan. 11 – 18: Seoul, South Korea Jan.
  • I Wish

    brian
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:44 pm
    I’ve blogged off and on for the better part of 6 years. It all started in 2008 with my first project, Elite by Design (which is no longer online) where I wrote Photoshop tutorials and compiled design resources. In 2010 I shifted gears to build The Kollection, a music blog that has published over 6,000 posts in the last 4½ years. Finally, in 2014, I stumbled upon the Design Details series here on this personal site. One reason I’ve found a modest amount of success in blogging during the past 6 years is because I’ve tried to create new value every time I clicked…
 
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  • 20 gorgeous iPhone apps website designs

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    A collection of websites that nailed their website design.
  • Uncovering the Art of User Experience Design

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    User experience design, shortened as UX, is known to be the trend of 2015. All the good web designers are shifting their focus from web apps’ looks to experience. So what is it that really creates this experience? Let’s check out the essentials of UX and their live examples.
  • 21 collaboration tools to streamline your teamwork

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:46 pm
    If you work with a team, then you may be struggling with the question of how to best collaborate. Sure, you can e-mail files around; but that quickly gets cumbersome, and can make it hard to keep track of which is the current version. If two team members make changes at the same time, integrating them can become a nightmare.There are free and premium tools available to fit every price range and virtually every possible usage need. Check them out, compare, and get your collaboration out of your inbox!
  • 5 things Google Analytics won’t tell you

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Whenever someone starts a new website, one of the very first things they’re sure to do is install Google Analytics. It doesn’t seem to matter what the content will be, what level of expertise the website owner has, or even whether they have any intention of ever looking at the resulting stats — yes, we’ve known bloggers who, after installing the analytics plugin, never went back.Before you start to mistake this post for an online game of Cluedo, here are 5 things Google analytics won’t tell you, and what you can do about it...
  • 55+ Best Responsive Landing Page WordPress Themes

    23 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    No matter, which category your website belongs to creating the Responsive Landing Page is really a tough job to do. All you need to have the proper knowledge and analysis about your product and your target audience. More you know about these things more easy it will become for you to choose a responsive landing page. Well, You can also choose one from the Responsive Landing Page WordPress Themes which you can customize within few clicks. So Go out and get the proper research done about your product and audience and then choose the best responsive landing page WordPress theme and start selling…
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  • The Sedivackuv Long Dog Sled Race in Czech Republic

    dmitry
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    Dogs rest during the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach January 23, 2015. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive at the village of Destne in the Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in the race. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters) A musher greets his dog during a break in a stage of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach January 22, 2015. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters) A dog rests during a break in a stage of the Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach, January 22, 2015. (Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters)…
  • Miss Universe National Costume Show

    dmitry
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Paulina Vega, Miss Colombia 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by Reuters/Miss Universe Organization) Grace Levy, Miss Great Britain 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by Reuters/Miss Universe Organization) Yasmin Verheijen, Miss Netherlands 2014, debuts her national costume during the Miss Universe Preliminary Show in Miami, Florida in this January 21, 2015 handout photo. (Photo by…
  • Curved/labs Pays Tribute to Design History of Original Apple Macintosh

    BonjourLifeBlog
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    The californian company has produced many updates of their computers with the latest ‘iMac‘ being launched in 2014, but according to CURVED/labs, they have neglected the origins of the products that shaped future technology. featuring the same high quality aluminum casing that is used for macbooks, iPhones and iPads, it also has similar technological components as the current macbook ‘air’. Read more Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Dancing Photography by Dimitry Roulland

    jusone
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Dimitry Roulland is a young artist based in Marquay, France who is fascinated with photography. Here is the collection of his photographs of dancing moments. All the emotions, beauty and happiness are captured in the pictures. More Photos Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Roads

    dmitry
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:47 am
    A globe-trotting photographer has captured some of the worlds most beautiful roads. Andy Lee’s roads series features picturesque routes running through the likes of Iceland, Wales, England and Scotland. The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. Here: moon sky over Hvammstangi, Iceland. (Photo by Andy Lee/Caters News) Straight road through…
 
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  • The New Canadian Passport’s “Dark” Secrets Revealed!

    Patrick Ellasos
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Canadian passports have always been top of the line merely due to its innovation. Being a regular participant at the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), Canada is recognized as a front-runner  in technological development in passport design and processing systems. From aesthetics to innovation, they’re always one step ahead compared to other countries. Canadian ePassport issued on July 1, 2013. When the newest version of the Canadian e -passports were made available on July 2013, it showcased impressive new security features like digitally embedded passport photos,…
  • 50 Cool Moleskine Art Samples That’ll Fuel Your Creativity

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A blank sheet of paper usually intimidates people because of the immeasurable space. But to graphic designers, it’s a blessing to work with a blank canvas because of the endless possibilities. This is probably why most designers favor Moleskine notebooks for their random jots and doodles. Why doodles look better on Moleskines, we may never really know. What we do know is that this particular notebook has fueled, if not revived, many artists’ love for traditional sketching. Even artists who have long practiced digital art seem to be moved. Looking into some of the most creative…
  • Cheeming Boey’s Artistic Journey with Styrofoam Cups and Sharpie Pens

    Patrick Ellasos
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Malaysian-born artist Cheeming Boey stumbled upon his success and gained his own spot in the international art scene after being recognized for his unusual choice of art medium. This California-based artist, animator, and writer is famous mainly for his disposable styrofoam coffee cup illustrations. He is also popular especially among his fellow Malaysians for his webcomic “I am Boey” and autobiographical novel entitled “When I Was A Kid.” Image via: Youtube Boey accidentally discovered this form of art one day while sitting at a coffee shop. He was itching to jot down…
  • 12 High-Resolution Shattered Glass Photoshop Brushes

    Patrick Ellasos
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Good day, creatives! It’s been a while since the YTD team was able to put out new design freebie out there. So today we are showcasing a set of free, high-quality Photoshop brushes to kick-start our series of design freebies this year. This particular set of brush consists of 12 high-resolution shattered glass brushes that are very useful and easy to customize. You can play with the opacity, blending modes, and even mask out other parts of the brushes to suit your preferences.  The following brushes are 2500px x 2500px in size and the resolution is high enough to showcase the…
  • Windows of New York by José Guízar

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Look out your window and tell us what you see. A window is an integral part of a house, an office and just about any structure with 4 walls. Some like it open, some like it shut while others leave room for a little sunlight. Most designers fight over work stations right by a window for natural light and inspiration. While we enjoy looking out the window, we found a guy  who enjoys looking AT windows. New York residents, look out your window because graphic designer José Guízar might be outside obsessing about your windowpane. His project, Windows of New York, showcases illustrations of…
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  • The Perfect Office - iON SnapCam, Panasonic Lumix GF7 Camera and Office Ideas

    PauloGabriel
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:21 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 super nice novelty items for you guys, like the 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat, featuring the SNES controller. Podcasters and vloggers might find the Samson Go Mic Direct quite handy. There's also the reinvention of Keyboard and Mouse, the Keymouse. But there's more! Thanks to our sponsor, The Gadget Flow!
  • Editorial Design Inspiration: 99U Quarterly Mag No.4

    paul0v2
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    99U Quarterly Magazine releases issue 4 and it's safe to say that is one of the most inspirational editorial pieces out there. Very heavy in typography, keeping the consistency in colors, making and breaking the grid. Enjoy! At 99U, we recognize that reading about idea execution online is a catch-22: the web browser isn’t always the ideal environment to lean back and shun the emails and notifications that distract us in our day-to-day. To help offer a reprieve from the madness, we are happy to publish the 99U Quarterly, a print publication offering our best creative insights packaged in a…
  • The Work of Nick Slater

    AoiroStudio
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
    Nick Slater is a designer currently based at Palo Alto, California USA. He specializes in brand identity, custom typography and illustrations. Being a fan and stylish about thick strokes, I love the fact that Nick can create illustratons and pieces that are detailed and awesomely keep it under control. All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All Rights by Nick Slater All…
  • Beautiful Design Composition

    abduzeedo
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    I can't get tired looking at beautiful and simple compositions. More and more the web is bringing back the classic principles of good graphic design with attention to typography and grid systems. Besides that it seems that the web is graduating from the phase where everything should be above the fold, where density is better than well organized and spaced out compositions. My goal with this post is to illustrate some more examples but also to pick some of them and attempt to recreate in HTML/CSS/JS in the next couple of weeks as a way to exercise not only my design but my coding skills as…
  • Daily Inspiration #1982

    AoiroStudio
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo AoiroStudio BÜRO UFHO Designspiration.net Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the tweet. FromUpNorth Send your RAWZ…
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  • How To Create Ropes & Knots with Illustrator Brushes

    Chris Spooner
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs. A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like a twisted, knotted and entangled length of rope. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a knotted length of rope using brushes in Illustrator. We’ll learn how to build a custom pattern brush, then overcome some problems that prevent the rope from weaving under and over…
  • 10 Ink Roller Textures for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Dustin from RetroSupply is back with more quality goodies for Access All Areas members. Dustin has already donated some fantastic resources for members to download, including halftone vectors, 1940s mockups, vector textures and the Emergency Retro Kit, but now members are also being treated to the RetroSupply Standard Issue Ink Roller Textures. This pack contains 10 high resolution textures made by hand with a rubber roller and ink. Use them to create cool stamp and print effects in your artwork. RetroSupply Co’s mission is to bring the awesomeness of handmade goods to digital design. Their…
  • 21 Beautiful Script & Calligraphy Fonts for 97% Off!

    Chris Spooner
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Script and calligraphy fonts are some of the most sought after resources, so this new bundle of 21 beautiful fonts from Design Cuts is a dream come true for typography fans! Fonts of this quality can be pretty expensive at full price. In fact, if you were to buy this collection at regular price, it would cost you $922. This is a unique chance to own them all for a massive 97% off the regular price, saving you almost $900! These fonts are amongst some of the most popular and best-selling in the world. This bundle is a true hall-of-fame collection. It combines some of the current massive…
  • 30 Creative Beer Bottle Label & Packaging Designs

    Chris Spooner
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Thanks to the increase in popularity of microbreweries the packaging for craft beers has become a new canvas for designers and illustrators to work their magic. Independent brewers rely on the branding of their product to stand out, which results in some really creative designs for us to enjoy. In today’s post I showcase 30 brilliant beer bottle labels and packaging designs that are full of character, with the kinds of cool lettering and illustrations you just don’t see on the mainstream brands. Maven Craft Beer by Rudi de Wet Studio Beer & Cider by Karoly Kiralyfalvi Le Chat…
  • Customizable Inkblot Flyer Template for Members

    Chris Spooner
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    This week Access All Areas members can download a cool flyer template courtesy of Yusof Mining. The design is inspired by the Rorschach test and features 15 unique inkblot patterns made from real ink and paper. The template is A4 in size at 300dpi with 3mm bleed, making it ready for professional printing. Well organised layers, Photoshop smart objects and freely available fonts make this file user friendly and perfect for customising for your own projects. Yusof Mining is an established author on stock resources websites GraphicRiver and Creative Market. He has a passion for dusty retro…
 
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  • Pearl Bay Residence

    Antonio Carusone
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Wonderful minimalist home in Cape Town designed by Gavin Maddock Design Studio. I’m especially in love with the design of the front of the house. Simple, geometric shapes and lines paired with the white exterior and wooden garage door.
  • Limited Edition 2012 New York City Subway Diagram

    Antonio Carusone
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    SuperWarmRed Designs, founded by former Vignelli Associates Beatriz Cifuentes and Yoshiki Waterhouse, is offering limited-edition signed and unsigned 36” x 45” posters of the MTA New York City Subway Diagram, designed in 2012 by Massimo Vignelli, Beatriz, and Yoshiki for the MTA’s Weekender website and app. The 2012 version is based on Vignelli’s iconic 1972 subway map, but it’s been updated based on satellite data, and improved for better legibility. The poster is printed in Pantone and Hexachrome inks on acid-free archival cover-weight paper. SuperWarmRed Designs will also be…
  • [Sponsor] Digit

    Antonio Carusone
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Everyone feels like they should be saving more money. However saving money is hard and stressful. That’s why we built Digit. Digit automatically saves money for you, so you don’t have to think about it. Our hope is, with Digit, we can remove some of the money stress from our lives. So far Digit has saved over $700,000 for our members. Today we’re sharing more invites to Digit. Anyone who uses this link, not only will be able to sign up for Digit today. But will also get jump started with a free $5 in their Digit savings. Check out this video we made to learn more about Digit. Interested…
  • Birds of Minnesota

    Antonio Carusone
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Happy New Year! I’m back from a needed vacation, fully rested. Hope everyone had a great holiday season. Birds of Minnesota is a project by designer Tony Buckland, that highlights the birds found in the state. Each bird is illustrated in a minimal way without losing its essence. Really lovely collection. You can purchase the posters here.
  • The Clocksmiths

    Antonio Carusone
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    The Clocksmiths is an Italian design studio consisting of designers Giuditta Brusadelli and Augusto Arduini. They specialize in communication and branding design and have compiled an impressive collection of work. My personal favorite is the work they did for themselves.
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  • Awesome Outdoor Waterfalls Design Ideas

    Author
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    There are so many people want to attract their guest from the outdoor site of their house. That will be a dream come true, guys. These awesome outdoor furnishing plans are try to give us more inspiring thing. The outdoor waterfall design that we can see in this review will be one of the great inspiration for us and our mind. Be calm and pay more attention on the detail will be nice and make us know the main point of the waterfall spirit. First of all, try to looking for waterfall picture will be great. Happy trying and let’s break up the imagination! [via] This outdoor waterfall design is…
  • Modern California House with Futuristic Planner

    Author
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    This blue print of California roll house project will let us know how the main point of this house construction. Try to looking for a new conception of a house as a living space? This review will be the right answer, hopefully. First of all, try to know the concept of our own house. It can be a modern one or a classic one, or we can combine both modern and classic one. This modern California house design is one of flexible house design. We can combine with the classic and contemporary event thought the main design is modern. [via] The modern taste of this house is balanced with minimalist…
  • Creative Stickers for Suitcase

    Author
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    This creative suitcase stickers design will rob all of passenger. The unique sticker suitcase design that we can see in this review is one of the extraordinary design since the designer use some extreme design to cover our suitcase. The heroin design will look such as the real heroin and if we are not aware, probably the security attendant from the airport will pay more attention on our suitcase. Another extreme design if show that our case is a safety space to kidnap the stewardess. Better to be careful if we want to apply this suitcase and get the attention on the right way. [via] If we are…
  • Fashionable Modern Globe Lamp Design

    Author
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Welcome to the creative world, a place where every people can show off their creativity and creation. Based on that statement, this fashionable house lamp design is one of the real samples of creativity and invention. Actually, thismodern globe lamp design is inspire from the bubble design of the globe and try to combine with a little creation to make the usual globe look unique, modern, and have a multifunctional character. The various color tone of the globe will attract us and ease us to choose which one the best globe for our house space. [via] These entire unique creative lighting…
  • Minimalist Black Dark Interior Design

    Author
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Fall in love with something minimalist and stylish? Thismodern black interior design is show more than just minimalist and stylish but also the exclusive and modern. The landscape of this unique black decoration plan is inspired from the Halloween spirit. Some people are thought that Halloween is a scary spirit, so that they try to make something different through the spirit of scary. The black color tone is usually identical with some scary and dirty but; through this landscape we will see the unique and exclusive style of black color tone. [via] There is also the inspiring blue black…
 
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  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    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. Detailizer 2: Detail Booster for Photoshop This Mighty Deal, from Fixel […] 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 awesome & inspiring logo designs

    Sabina Hona
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:23 pm
    A logo is not only a simple design, but a brand design that reflects your business. Sometimes designers find it most challenging to create a compelling logo for desired company. The whole theme, website, posts and promotion go along with the logo for branding purpose. Thus, your logo should be very appealing as well as […] The post 10 awesome & inspiring logo designs appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Hand-crafted pop-up books by Bozka

    Mirko
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Bozka is an artist and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland. She creates stunning illustrated pop-up books. The level of details and explosion of colors is the first thing that jump at you, but each artwork does more than that by telling you a story. Everything is hand-crafted, some very technical work. The post Hand-crafted pop-up books by Bozka appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 3D printed tableware to reinvent the eating experience

    Mirko
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    The people of TourDeFork are… culinary creative consultants! They try to find new ideas for making the stuff you use at the table more cool. Their work in general is good, but the best is probably their recent experiments with 3D printing. Under the title “The Future of DIY“, they released a series of cool […] The post 3D printed tableware to reinvent the eating experience appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Beautiful typographic layouts taken from vintage Japanese newspapers

    Mirko
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:11 am
    Big, bold typography is one of the web design trend I’ve enjoyed the most recently. If you look at these vintage newspapers from Japan, it seems that the trends dates from quite a while ago. Although apparently white space wasn’t really a consideration in the design of the time, these ads and layouts have a […] The post Beautiful typographic layouts taken from vintage Japanese newspapers appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • Sol 587

    GGGRRRAAARRRDDD
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    (Sunset over Gale Crater captured by the Curiosity rover on sol 587, or April 1, 2014. Images courtesy of NASA / JPL / MSSS / Don Davis. Source.)
  • Another Dawn on Chryse Planitia

    Alexander Trevi
    31 Dec 2013 | 10:20 pm
    (Another dawn on Chryse Planitia to kick start another year. This sunrise was photographed by the Viking 1 Lander on August 25, 1977, or sol 391. Here's the sunrise on sol 379. Original images courtesy of NASA. Source.)
  • Sunset on Gale Crater

    Alexander Trevi
    30 Dec 2013 | 11:30 pm
    (Here then is my traditional capstone image to what unexpectedly turned out to be a very sparse blogging year. This particular Martian sunset was observed by the Curiosity rover from Gale Crater on sol 312, or June 6, 2013. Images courtesy of NASA. Source.)
  • Liberate the Horizontal and Integrate the Vertical Super-Surface

    Alexander Trevi
    30 Mar 2013 | 10:52 pm
    (“Stratosphere Giant” Coast Redwood, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA. Photo(s) by James Balog.)A very quick reminder that today is the last Sunday of March. That means it's International Tree Climbing Day! Go out and find yourself a nice tree, or any tree for that matter, and shimmy on up. Go survey your city anew, replay forgotten moments from your youth, domicile with arboreal creatures for an afternoon, get splinters and bloody scratches, serenade below with songs passed down to us by our hominid ancestors. Don't forget to bring the kids!
  • Stormproofing Cities

    Alexander Trevi
    6 Mar 2013 | 12:37 am
    (New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.)Terreform ONE has released the brief for this year's ONE Prize Competition, challenging entrants to envision urban design strategies for coping with present and future “severe climate dynamism.”How can cities adapt to the future challenges of extreme weather? The ONE Prize is a call to deploy sophisticated design to alleviate storm impact through various urban interventions such as: protective green spaces, barrier shorelines, alternative housing, waterproofing technology, and public space solutions. We wish to reinvigorate infrastructure and…
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  • Congrats Charthage 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.
  • Equinox Giving

    SEI Design Group
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The Albany office participated in the Equinox Adopt a Family program this year.  Equinox is a nonprofit community organization in the Capital Region serving: · adults and youth with chemical dependency · victims of domestic violence · adults, youth, and families living with mental illness · urban teens and young adults · homeless youth The collection included gifts and household items for a family that has been a victim of domestic violence. This year the crew helped a mother with two sons (ages 4 and 10) and a baby girl due any day. Congrats to the Albany office for a very impressive…
  • Best Wishes to Steve and Lisa!

    SEI Design Group
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    12-13-14  It’s official!
  • Congrats to All – 8 School Projects Approved!

    SEI Design Group
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
              Congratulations to Alexander, Canandaigua, Gananda, Holley, Lyons, Penn Yan, and Spencer-Van Etten School Districts on the passing of their capital improvement projects!  District voters were out last night and approved all propositions. SEI Design Group worked extensively with these clients throughout the pre-referendum planning phase and now moves forward to see these projects through completion. Alexander Central School District’s approved $6.8 million capital improvement project addresses energy efficiency upgrades, health and safety improvements, and…
  • Jen Kelley Nominated for Athena Award

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

    Pony
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Calling for some nasty weather in the Northeast this weekend. Better find something warm to cuddle up with. The post Friday Wild Girls appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    If your company ever goes so green they install this little invention…quit. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Miranda Kerr loves Wonderbra

    Pony
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Miranda Kerr looking so sexy in her WonderBra. The post Miranda Kerr loves Wonderbra appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Fun At Work

    Pony
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you can’t have fun at work or make mistakes what is the point or earning that paycheck? The post Fun At Work appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Tooshie Tuesday

    Pony
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The tooshie is strong with that one. The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • adidas unveils Ultra BOOST

    David Carlson
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    adidas has just unveiled a new shoe concept called Ultra BOOST at a guarded launch location in New York City the other day. Attending athletes and guests experienced the Ultra BOOST through state-of- the-art live testing demonstrations using the ARAMIS system also used by top engineering institutions like NASA, Boeing and Audi to measure crash tests, vibration analysis and durability studies. adidas developed Ultra BOOST using ARAMIS’ 3D shape and surface measurement to provide a fully adaptable running experience. Ultra BOOST intuitively adjusts to a runner’s stride delivering the…
  • A membrane is a delicate thing

    David Carlson
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    A membrane is a delicate thing which we do not think about on a regular basis but immediately notice if it is broken or missing. When used for acoustics, a membrane filters sound waves and makes the sound in a room balanced. Together with New Zealand based designer David Trubridge, Offecct has created a membrane for indoor use with inspiring features and a truly sustainable construction. – Membrane works as a sound reducing system. By overlapping modular components and locking them together, the user can build a number of different patterns. The complexity of the pattern creates an…
  • Corinthia hotels – timeless luxury for less until February 28th

    David Carlson
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    If you’re planning to take some days off in Europe in the next coming weeks do check out the Corinthia Hotels annual sale with fifty percent off on all their European properties; Prague, Malta, St Petersburg, Lisbon and Budapest. The Corinthia Hotel in London has its own exclusive deal where if you book three nights you only pay for two. The latter is situated in the very heart of London, close to the River Thames, and is the jewel in the Corinthia crown. With Trafalgar Square, Westminster and Covent Garden almost at its doorstep. The hotel is situated in a grand Victorian building from…
  • Systems – a tribute to Braun Design

    David Carlson
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:20 am
    Moda International and Walter Knoll are delighted to host Systems – a retrospective of 1960’s Braun Design, together with a graphic interpretation of Dieter Rams design values today. Being influenced by the Bauhaus and the German modernism movement, Braun and Walter Knoll have become major references and have shaped the world of modern design. Curated by das programm – online archive and gallery of designs by Dieter Rams for Braun – systems is an exhibition of commissioned poster designs, and examples ‘60s Braun Design printed materials and products, first presented in London by the…
  • Imperfect Design by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

    David Carlson
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    In 2011 the Dutch designers Van Eijk & van der Lubbe travelled to Guatemala to design the first collection for Imperfect Design. The local techniques and materials of the craftsmen from Guatemala were used as a starting point for their designs, which ended up in a pure and eye-catching collection of vases made of recycled glass. The collaboration inspired Van Eijk & van der Lubbe to continue working on new items and in 2014 a new collection consisting of vases, carafes and drinking glasses was introduced. Now Imperfect Design will introduce a new glass candlesticks, made by…
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  • Casa ML by Gantous Arquitectos

    Kaisa
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A narrow, dense lot called for design solutions that supported the owners’ open, casual lifestyle at the same time it created a dramatic, luxurious and intensely built space. The single family residential structure rises three levels, straight up, to afford city views; yet spaces flow openly between a formal living room, the inviting family area and the all-out glamour of the dramatic central staircase. Walls assert impose sculptural volume in steel, glass, stone and colored concrete, yet create light and delicacy that veil the structure’s intense efficiency and multi-level volume. Casa…
  • Historical Tel Aviv Apartment by Pitsou Kedem Architect

    Kaisa
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Historical Tel Aviv Apartment, by Pitsou Kedem Architect
  • Architecture Studio by PCA Agency

    Merilin
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    PCA’s new agency replaced an old printing office that was located in a courtyard of a 1950’s building. The goal of the project was the restructuring of a workshop and its annex into an innovative office. Through a partial demolition, the open-space work areas are built around a patio. This design change brings a flood of natural light underground. Architecture Studio, Paris, France, by Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA Agency) Photography by Claire Curt
  • Prefab Shelter by Vipp

    Merilin
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A 55 m2 steel object emerges in a rugged landscape framed by naked trees and a silent lake that mirrors in the sky frame window facade. Within the transparent shell, nature is omnipresent yet with a physical blindage that provides shelter from the extreme winters in the north. The simple steel grid structurally supports the two level space, where only the bathroom and bed loft is shielded from the main living space. The Shelter is prefabricated and built to fit any type of landscape and natural conditions. Prefab shelter, by Vipp
  • Books: Cabins by Philip Jodidio

    Merilin
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Ever since Henry David Thoreau’s described his two years, two months, and two days of cabin existence at Walden Pond, Massachusetts in Walden, or, Life in the Woods (1854), the idea of a refuge dwelling has seduced the modern psyche. In the past decade, as our material existence and environmental footprint has grown exponentially, architects around the globe have become particularly interested in the possibilities of the minimal, low-impact, and isolated abode. This new TASCHEN title, combining insightful text, rich photography and bright, contemporary illustrations by Marie-Laure Cruschi,…
 
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    BOOOOOOOM!

  • Meow The Jewels: Killer Mike and El-P Remix Their Album Entirely With Cat Sounds

    Jeff
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Run The Jewels 2 artwork remixed for Meow The Jewels. One of the best reviewed albums of last year, Killer Mike and El-P’s “Run The Jewels 2″, is being remixed entirely out of cat sounds. El-P joked last year that if someone shelled out $40,000 for a special version of their album he would remix it using cat sounds. The joke became reality when someone started a “Meow The Jewels” Kickstarter and El-P embraced it. The joke project exploded, attracting producers including Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Just Blaze, Zola Jesus, Baauer, Prince Paul, Dan The…
  • Mesmerizing Video of the Day: 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

    Jeff
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    This mesmerizing video features 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures designed by Stanford University teacher, John Edmark. The shapes are generated based on Fibonacci numbers, the same relationship you will find in pinecones, and sunflowers. Zoetropes traditionally rely on a strobe light for the human eye to perceive the animation; this video employs a fast shutter to achieve the same effect. Watch the video below! View the whole post: Mesmerizing Video of the Day: 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Nicholas Pace

    Zach Tutor
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    Paintings by artist Nicholas Pace, who lives and works in London. View the whole post: Nicholas Pace over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Space GIF-ITI: INSA Paints the World’s Largest Animated GIF in Brazil

    Jeff
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:29 pm
    My talented buddy INSA just created the world’s largest animated GIF, with the help of a team of painters, and a satellite in space. The mural in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is part of his “GIF-ITI” series, an on-going project in which he paints murals several times over to create frames of animation. As you can see in the video below, working at this scale is no easy task! Watch the video below. View the whole post: Space GIF-ITI: INSA Paints the World’s Largest Animated GIF in Brazil over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • An Rong Xu

    Jeff
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    A selection of black and white photos from “Grandpa”, a series by New York-based photographer An Rong Xu. More images below. View the whole post: An Rong Xu over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions

    Charley Cameron
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In the first day of talks between President Barack Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two leaders agreed to some renewable energy policies in the developing nation, which is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But the talks did not result in a clear-cut commitment by India to curb carbon emissions, such as the pact made between the U.S. and China late last year. Read the rest of US and India reach a climate deal, but no agreement to curb emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barack obama, Climate Change, coal power,…
  • World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

    Lucy Wang
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Read the rest of World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Allrightsreserved, art installation, candy, candy carpet, Chengdu, china, craig and carl, IFS, IFS department store, sweet as one, underprivileged children, world’s largest candy carpet
  • Make snow tires for your bike with zip ties!

    Brit Liggett
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Take that bike out of snow storage, people: the folks at Dutch Bike Co. have a handy way to give your two-wheeled ride some snow tires for cheap—all you need are zip ties! The Seattle-based bike experts were looking for a good alternative to pricey studded tires when they happened upon this genius substitution. Just snap the ties on your wheels, clip off the excess, and you’re ready to go zipping through the winter wonderland covering much of the Northern Hemisphere right now. The folks behind this genius discovery assure you that the zip ties will cut into snowy and icy surfaces…
  • X-rays allow researchers to read ancient scroll buried by Mt. Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    An ancient scroll buried beneath Mount Vesuvius has been read without ever having been opened. The scroll, which found with other items in Herculaneum—a town near Pompeii that was destroyed by the famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE—was preserved by the hot gas and ash of the volcano. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of X-rays allow researchers to read ancient scroll buried by Mt. Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eruption, Mount Vesuvius, Mt. Vesuvius, Mt. Vesuvius volcano, pompeii, Pompeii…
  • How Cameroon’s exploding “killer lakes” claimed over 1,700 lives

    Charley Cameron
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    In 1986, Cameroon’s Lake Nyos was the scene of an extraordinary and devastating natural disaster. The lake quite literally exploded, releasing 80 million cubic meters of carbon dioxide in just 20 seconds, which caused the suffocation deaths of 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock. The lake experienced what is known as a limnic eruption. Lake Nyos is not the only body of water in the region to carry properties that lead some to term them “killer lakes,” but scientists are working to ensure that this never happens again. Read the rest of How Cameroon’s exploding…
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  • Ae Experiment 17

    John Dickinson
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:31 am
    This experiment is based around the Audio Waveform and CC Bender effects. The audio to drive the waveform was created using the Tone effect. The Grid, Curves, Drop Shadow, Gradient Ramp and Cameral Lens Blur effects finish the look, with Posterize Time used to limit the playback frame rate.Download the project (CC 13.2), have a play and see what you can come up with, or try building something from scratch. Upload an image to the comments and add a link to your render if you have one. Have fun and be creative!
  • Maze Runner Breakdown

    John Dickinson
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    This ident, inspired by a teaser poster for The Maze Runner, was created using Adobe Illustrator, Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects. The After Effects Cell Pattern effect set to Tubular, and with a very low Disperse value provided the basis for the maze pattern. The Size was also set low The Cell Pattern layer was precomposed and scaled up using the Scale transform parameter. The Levels effect was then applied and adjusted to crush the greyscale values, leaving only black and white. This sharp, geometric look wasn’t possible to create using Cell Pattern alone. Also, if I scaled…
  • MovieType For Element 3D V2

    John Dickinson
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    MovieType For Element 3D is now fully compatible with Element 3D version 2. We’ve completely converted the material library to take advantage of the new Physical shader features, updated all of the bevel, background and type animation templates and reworked the full composition, many with updated bevels and backgrounds.
  • Holiday Ident Breakdown

    John Dickinson
    24 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
    This Christmas holiday ident, created using Cinema 4D and After Effects, was inspired by an ident from Proud Creative.https://vimeo.com/2541258The screen was modelled from a cube, adding a simple inner extrude on the front face. The cube was duplicated, resized and stacked to form the shape of a Christmas tree. A large, seamless cyc was used for the floor and background. Cool and warm Area lights were positioned as key and fill lights. A third Area light was placed behind the tree and set to -100, to remove illumination from that area. A simple metal material with a Fresnel in the…
  • Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

    John Dickinson
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Boston, MA, USA – December 15, 2014 – Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools. Imagineer’s flagship product, mocha Pro™ plays a leading role in countless major Hollywood films. In 2013 the team behind mocha was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures with a Science and Engineering Award. mocha Pro software was recently used on blockbuster films “Gone Girl,”…
 
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  • Food imperialism: Norman Borlaug and the Green Revolution

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Soumitri Varadarajan:The imperialists thought they had discovered a philosopher’s stone in Borlaug’s wheat and rice hybrids. Now every poor person could enjoy three square meals a day and forsake the need to take up arms. Originally posted on Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist: Norman Borlaug When Norman Borlaug, the father of the Green Revolution, died last Monday at the age of 95, I could not help but wonder if special issues of the Nation Magazine and the Monthly Review, the authoritative voices of American liberalism and radicalism respectively, might have caused the old buzzard…
  • European colonial Empires, British, French in the 19th and 20th Centuries – The Map as History

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    European countries began exploring and seeking to dominate the rest of the world during the 15th and 16th centuries, thanks to their ability to control sea routes and to the discovery of the American continent. In the 19th century, energized by the industrial revolution and under pressure from a rapidly growing population, Europe launched a new period of colonial expansion, inspired by the discovery of new markets, new areas for the settlement of Europe’s poor migrants, and the desire to ” civilize the barbarian nations “. via European colonial Empires, British, French in the…
  • Japanese Aesthetics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    This is more philosophical – but as a window into an amazing world – its great. Two preliminary observations about the Japanese cultural tradition to begin with. The first is that classical Japanese philosophy understands the basic reality as constant change, or (to use a Buddhist expression) impermanence. The world of flux that presents itself to our senses is the only reality: there is no conception of some stable “Platonic” realm above or behind it. The arts in Japan have traditionally reflected this fundamental impermanence—sometimes lamenting but more often celebrating…
  • Japanese aesthetics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    This is very stilted text. But as an intro is a beginning. I spoke yesterday about how Japanese design has a place for perfection. No auto tune for them I told you. Well take a look at this wikipedia text and start your journey into an amazing world. The modern study of Japanese aesthetics in the Western sense only started a little over two hundred years ago. The Japanese aesthetic is a set of ancient ideals that include wabi (transient and stark beauty), sabi (the beauty of natural patina and aging), and yūgen (profound grace and subtlety).[1] These ideals, and others, underpin much of…
  • Toyota Crown – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:11 pm
    A study of the Toyota Crown reveals a lot about the role of cars in our social discourse. I spoke about the Crown as a window into understanding the social significance of automobiles – as a text that unravels much about the world we live in. Take a look … The Crown’s history and reputation has given it prominence in the Toyota lineup, as it is one of the few current Toyota models to carry its own unique insignia for the model line with the current Crown having a stylized crown emblem on the grille and steering wheel along with inspiring the names of its smaller progenitors.
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    Culturepush

  • Say Hello to Noodles the Panda

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Our favourite Panda was honoured in a resin toy designed by Visual Development artist and Toy Designer Sarah Isabel Tan . Noodles the Panda is Sarah’s first designer toy and we caught a glimpse of this lovable edition at the STGCC. “Noodles the Panda loves to eat noodles and is always seen with a red bowl of ramen sitting atop his head. This hungry panda is made of polystone resin and measures about 4″ tall and 3.5″ wide.”  
  • PLAYFREELY 2015 + Giveaway

    Culturepush
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    (from the press release) WE HAVE A WINNER. THE CONTEST IS CLOSED! Originally inspired by the programming of New York experimental music venue The Stone, Playfreely started out as a fortnightly initiative to foster regular sessions amongst musicians to create and play without inhibition. No fixed notions of what’s appropriate or appealing, no complicated concepts, no genre fixations, and most importantly, no judgement. This two-day programme will feature two parts. Part 1, on 28 January, features the first ever concert in Singapore by experimental music quartet Far East Network (FEN),…
  • Spotted! Donna Fonx

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    The fantastically weird and wonderful work of Indonesia-born illustrator Donna Fonx lends itself perfectly for ending the week. The LASALLE graduate with a major in Image and Communication has an eye for the absurd, often juxtaposing unlikely elements, conjuring up humorous and slightly surreal images. “Although I spend a lot of time in front of a computer, I am a great believer in traditional and the handmade approach. My favorite mediums to work with include pen and ink, collage, printmaking and crafts. My projects range from prints, hand lettering, murals, comics, stickers and…
  • Two Worlds; One Fantasy by Jaxton Su

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    “Through my works, I hope to create a visual utopia that transcends reality and results in a psychological impact in the audience, such as sparking an imagination or encouraging them to think about a particular issue.” The works of visual artist Jaxton Su are saturated with fantasy world references and hyper coloured oil. In terms of narrative, Jaxton likes to play around and incorporate strange elements and daily objects into his work, inviting us into landscapes where pigs can fly, rabbits hop mooncakes and an elephant stirs up a storm in a teacup jacuzzi. Opening this Saturday…
  • Back-To-School Collection 2015 by Juliana Tan

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    Nostalgic about her schooldays, Juliana Tan puts the spotlight on school uniforms in her Back-to-School project, presenting them in a way we don’t normally see them, removed from the school environment. “My project features some of Singapore’s most loved and not-so-loved school uniforms, capturing the peculiarities of each outfit. Re-imagining the uniforms as this season’s fashion lookbook, I manage to capture the peculiarities of the uniforms that thousands of students wear everyday.” Click here to find your look.
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  • Top 10 Packaging Projects and Articles

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Start your week right by revisiting the Top 10 Packaging Projects from last week and let us know which one is your favorite. 1. SWASH™ – Express Clothing Care  2. #Safepods  3. W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit  4. Before & After: Primor  5. Brau:Zeit  6. Gin Rawal  7. Eskju X Sneaker Freaker  8. CleverMan Irish Ales  9. THEBIGEYES   10. Old Harbor Distilling Co.         Related Posts:Top 10 Packaging Projects and ArticlesTop 10 Packaging Projects…
  • Design Nugget #14

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Did you know Heineken was rebranded in 1964 when owner Alfred Heineken realised that at the time shopping was mainly done by women? With that in mind, the font on his label was changed in where the three e's are slightly slanted backwards, giving a smiing effect.#designnugget         Related Posts:Design Nugget #14 
  • Wine, like friendship, can bring good luck

    Elena Massucco
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there” said the author Judith Viorst. The Dieline team agrees that sharing a glass of wine with friends is one of the life’s pure pleasures, a moment of pure delight. This feeling of quintessential conviviality was exactly what the Rioja producer wanted to communicate on its bottles and Spanish Agency TSMGO (The Show Must Go On) successfully executed this brief.  “It is not a wine for…
  • Iraa

    Jenifer Tracy
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The team at Gasoline has done it again. Creating the brand identity and packaging for skin care line Iraa, a clean, bright and beautiful design – adjectives that can also be used when talking about the end result of using skin care products.  “The brand identity for Iraa draws inspiration from sacred geometry as seen abundantly in nature, specifically in a flower.” The flower symbol is inspired by the pattern of a mandala, which is composed of 72 petals that come together in symmetry to represent a ‘Zen’ state-of-mind. This creates a brand mark that is visual depiction of the…
  • Before & After: ION- Chocolate Couvertures

    Jenifer Tracy
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    What an amazing “before and after” mousegraphics  has given to the ION, chocolate couvertures line of chocolate bars. An already popular product with a faithful consumer base, the goal was to create a contemporary look that would both surprise consumers while also strengthening loyalty to the brand.  “We opted for a design drastically different to the visually overcharged one that already existed: the packaging surface was cleared so that the basic product attributes could emerge in favor of the consumer. Zones of color were limited to surface edges so as to denote the 4…
 
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  • Suzy Kuzy Knit Beer Mitts

    Ben Dahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    There isn’t too much to tell you about this project that you can’t deduce from the name. They’re knit mitts designed specifically to hold a bottle or can of beer. (Unless you’re the guys from Epic Meal Time, in which case you use the Suzy Kuzy for 750s of something like Jameson) It makes perfect sense if you think about it because you want your beer and your fingers to be polar opposites when it comes to temperature. What better ...
  • DTV Shredder Is A Segway With Tank Treads

    Ben Dahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    We don’t even know where to begin with the DTV Shredder. It’s part ATV. It’s part jet ski. It’s part Johnny Five from Short Circuit. It’s also part Segway. The crossover vehicle was designed to be “compact yet powerful, rideable year round in any weather and be truly all terrain.” Using a patented DUAL-CTV transmission system, your body movements are transferred into smooth, carving turns. When you lean into a turn, the inner track slows down while the outer track ...
  • Best Made Co 15″ Toolbox – 38% Off

    Ben Dahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
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  • Vinyl Me, Please Is the Best Damn Record Club

    Mike Newman
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Thanks to modern technology, we’ve lost touch with our music. We’ve waved goodbye to sound quality and owning our favorite albums. To fix this, get a turntable. Then sign up for Vinyl Me, Please. Every month they’ll send you exclusive pressings of albums worthy of your time. Each comes with original 12″ x 12″ album-inspired art and a custom cocktail pairing. Past selections have included ‘Lost In The Dream’ from War on Drugs and many others. Sign up now and start ...
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  • Top Furniture Trends To Look For In 2015

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    A quick study of the world of furniture shows you that while trends come and go from one year to another, the most iconic and stylish designs tend to pop both in and out of style every other decade. This year, simple and effortlessly stylish fabric sofas are making a comeback while the elegant leather […] The post Top Furniture Trends To Look For In 2015 appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME DECORATION

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    When you want to apply new design for modern home, you need to choose the high quality material to applying them into your home. What do you need to determining best design which suits for your home. It’s hard not to love the Craftsman style, isn’t it?! There’s something warm and inviting about a Craftsman […] The post CRAFTSMAN STYLE HOME DECORATION appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Modern Nurseries & Kids Room by Jennifer and Joanna

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    Waiting for a baby is a joyful experience, full of possibilities. As you gather the needed accessories to get ready for your little one, imagine organizing it all in a beautiful and functional space. We can create a space that is all your own, and eliminate the frustration of pulling it all together yourself. Over […] The post Modern Nurseries & Kids Room by Jennifer and Joanna appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Avoiding Bad Dining Room Ideas

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Well, there is no certain deal for this, either you have small home or bigger, the idea is how you put a “magic” to liven your dining room up. No doubt you’ve come across a number of articles which promise to help you create drama in the dining room. Use bold colours to inject personality […] The post Avoiding Bad Dining Room Ideas appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Decoration With Stool In Interiors

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    In creating a comfortable home, one thing you need to consider is the color that you use in your home. Through color the mood of someone can change. There are many colors that you can choose for your home. One of them is the stool color. With stool colors, it doesn’t only change your mood, […] The post Decoration With Stool In Interiors appeared first on dsgnWrld.
 
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  • barcelona design museum opens integrating art objects and design.

    Phil Patton
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:34 pm
    above foreground bruumruum! interactive installation designed by david torrents a new iconic building designed by barcelona’s mbm arquitectes, completed in 2013 and recently filled with collections from four different museums in 2014. the museu del disseny (design museum of barcelona) is now the main institution in barcelona dedicated to the world of design. admission will be free of charge thru january 2015. the museum includes collections featuring decorative arts, fashion, graphic and product design, from: the museu de ceràmica (museum of ceramics), the museu tèxtil i indumentària…
  • lug trugs velo darts:strand design. designer gifts 2014.

    PRand
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:08 pm
    table top darts – a new spin. classic pub darts go off the wall. laser-cut from cold-rolled powdercoated steel and hand-screen printed with an elaborate bird motif. lug trugs – made from rugged, recycled rubber hand stitched with high strength polyester thread. stores newspapers, magazines, firewood, or soggy dog toys, lug trugs can take it! velo – a bottle opener is truly a piece of art. it’s made from laser-cut stainless steel and undergoes a multi-stage finishing process to ensure it is perfectly smooth. inspired by the aesthetic of vintage steel frame bicycle lugs.
  • chess home sweet smoke house. designer gifts 2014.

    PRand
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    man ray designed chess set – designed in 1920 using found objects from his studio. most of the pieces are geometric models made for still-life drawing. ~ just in case you are looking for a present for me… the chess set will do ..nicolae design im dorf – designimdorf was set up in 1993 by stefan spitz, a black forest “meister” turner in the fourth generation. the company draws its strength from more than 100 years of skilled wood-linked craftsmanship. 360 booklet / sweet home – designed by yusuke oonoa charming and idyllic indoor and outdoor landscape appears as one…
  • chicago unveils a chinese developer’s plans for its third tallest building.

    Ron Kovach
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    the wanda vista, a burly 88-story mixed-use river-front mega-tower. the city of chicago unveiled a jeanne gang designed skyscraper designed to reside on the chicago river. the developers, the wanda group, which is controlled by mainland china’s richest man, wang jianlin, and chicago-based magellan development group, propose a 2016 groundbreaking. chicago mayor rahm emanuel’s administration portrays the project as the largest real estate investment by a chinese firm in chicago and one of the largest in the united states. the skyscraper is planned for an east wacker drive riverfront…
  • wired store marks their 10th anniversary. designer gifts 2014.

    PRand
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 pm
    this holiday season, wired marks the 10th anniversary of the wired store, which has become a go-to destination for consumers who are eager to check out a curated selection of the latest and most coveted products. in addition to its flagship location in new york city, wired is unveiling a new e-shop at los angeles international airport (lax) to commemorate the milestone. looking through the curated offerings of the store, designapplause is reminded of many of the same objects we cherish. here are several. dyson 360 eye™ robot – the future of robot navigation technology. just like you,…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Ecotone Hotel In Biwako by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects

    Collecting Design
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Setre Marina Hotel, designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, located in Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture looking at the Lake Biwa, is not only in the center area of the community but also pretends to be its catalyzer for its creation. read more
  • Off-grid itHouse by Taalman Koch

    Collecting Design
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:23 am
    The itHouse is a design system developed by Taalman Koch that utilizes a series of components prefabricated off-site to better control the construction waste, labor, and quality of the finished product. read more
  • The Bamboo Curtain House by Eco-id Architects

    Collecting Design
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    A curtain of bamboo creates a beautiful natural screen that contrasts perfectly against the raw off-form concrete structure of this Modernist home in tropical Singapore. Recently completed, the house stands elevated on a hillside neighbourhood of single-storey houses on the fringe of MacRitchie Forest Reserve. read more
  • CF House by Christian Calle Figueroa

    Collecting Design
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:36 am
    CF house arises from a commission in which the traditional features of a country house in Ecuador were requested: entrance space, grill, poorly permeable bedrooms and an attic, additionally it was required not to use wood in the structure. The project budget was very limited for the size of the house, which required the use of standard, economic construction materials. read more
  • Plywood House by Simon Astridge

    Collecting Design
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
    This full house refurbishment, with its three new extensions designed by Simon Astridge, is a new contemporary home woven into the existing Victorian fabric. The second floor master suite has all walls, floors and ceilings finished with birch faced plywood. The family kitchen is cast concrete internally and externally with birch faced plywood kitchen and ceilings. read more
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  • Eyeo Festival

    Carole Guevin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Eyeo brings together artists, creative coders, data visualizers, open source instigators & makers for an extraordinary festival. Converge to Inspire. Upcoming: June 1-4
  • Fibonacci Zoetrope?

    Carole Guevin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures – the 3-D printed sculptures are called aniforms. _______ Stanford design instructor John Edmark has rethought the zoetrope with beautiful 3D-printed sculptures that animate when filmed in sync with a strobe light. _______ via: Motionographer
  • NYC Subway

    Carole Guevin
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    New York City subway grid is complex and one could easily get lost in transit – sorta speaking. Love the series of Subway Diagram by Vignelli Associates. Full map – simplified. _______ Wall mounted.
  • OhDeer!!

    Carole Guevin
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    OhDeer Games was first conceived in early 2012 by Daniel Moore who decided to try to build an iPhone game he thought of during basic training.. Super cool parallax website!
  • Ian Weldon

    Carole Guevin
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Ian Weldon is a terrific photographer who is in the business of capturing weddings photography for people that don’t want wedding photography. Uh?? _______ You get wacky – funny – tender. In all you get pictures that reflect the reality of the day – not ones that are usually staged – unreal. Available for travel anywhere in the world.
 
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  • 14 Integrated Marble Kitchen Sinks

    Julie Carlson
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    There's something inherently luxurious about an integrated sink (no grime-filled seams to agonize over), especially when carved from marble. Here are 14 covetable examples. Above: An integrated marble sink in a kitchen by Belgian company Obumex. Above: Il Granito in Belgium created a carved marble double sink for the VDL villa. Above: A dramatically veined marble counter with an integrated sink in the Paris kitchen of Joseph Dirand. Photograph by Simon Watson for the New York Times. Above: Dirand's kitchen design for Obumex, on view at the Paris showroom. Above: An integrated…
  • American-Made Cashmere: Low-Key Luxury from J. M. Generals

    Margot Guralnick
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    New York fashion designer Jeffrey Monteiro was researching American-made wool yarn for use in custom textiles when he happened upon a tiny, underground network of cashmere goat farmers. A pilgrimage to Black Locust Farm in Washington, Maine—owner Yvonne Taylor was one of the first to breed goats for cashmere in the US—set him on a mission: "The idea of developing products with this fine, luxurious American fiber turned into a need." Having worked as a designer for Mayle and Derek Lam, and founded his own eponymous line of women's wear, Monteiro shifted course: He launched J. M. Generals a…
  • Indoor/Outdoor Living, Brooklyn-Style

    Christine Chang Hanway
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The Scenario: A young family of three—Allison Freedman Weisberg, executive director of Recess, a nonprofit experimental art space, and Peter Barker-Huelster, a legal services attorney—buy a dilapidated house in Brooklyn's Fort Greene and summon Elizabeth Roberts Design/Ensemble Architecture to take on a gut renovation.The Challenge: As avid cooks, Allison and Peter knew that they wanted to spend most of their family time in the kitchen/dining room situated on the ground level, but the existing ceilings were low and the spaces dark. "My main criterion when searching for a new…
  • Table of Contents: House Envy

    Remodelista Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Who hasn't coveted a neighbor's house? This week we're looking into the elements that create an enviable living space, from radiant heated floors to glamorous carved marble kitchen sinks. A person can dream.  Above: We're mad for Tiina Laakkonen's Hamptons house (we featured it in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home). Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista. Monday Above: Seamless perfection: Later today we present our favorite examples of integrated marble kitchen sinks. Tuesday Above: A Nick Jones English inn and pub filled with modern rustic design ideas to…
  • Current Obsessions: A Charmed Life

    Remodelista Team
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    We've just spent a week exploring Italian design, so we're in a good mood. Here are some other things that are making us happy. Above: Duncan Hannah, the F. Scott Fitzgerald of the art world, has a show on at Modernism in SF (have you seen his Penguin book cover paintings?). Modernism is at 685 Market Street; the opening reception is on Thursday, January 29, 5:30 to 8 pm; we'll be there, please come say hello. The show is called Foreign Affairs and it runs through February 28.  Above: We're off scented candles; we've moved on to incense (smokier, more mysterious). So has Lauren…
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  • Q&A: Industrial Designer Francois Nguyen on His Favorite Products at CES 2015

    Alejandro De La Cruz
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Francois Nguyen, creative director and industrial designer at frog, sat down to talk about the products that made an impression on him at CES 2015. Alejandro De La Cruz: “Products” is a very general, all-encompassing term, but I’d love to hear about the three things that impressed you at CES.  Francois Nguyen: Micro Drone 3.0 was impressive and cool. I wanted to buy one right away because it is very small, inexpensive, and handles with what appeared to be incredible stability. A desireable feature is that you can see the onboard camera’s perspective…
  • Initial Thoughts from CES 2015

    Alejandro De La Cruz
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    In the world of trade shows, there is nothing bigger than the International Consumer Electronics Show. Last week, frogs from around the world joined 200,000 attendees in Las Vegas, Nevada to learn more about the future of connected automobiles, 3D Printing, drones, wearable technology, and more. Below, frog Daniel McCallum (Executive Strategy Director) highlights some quick takeaways from CES 2015. Alejandro De La Cruz: What was new at CES 2015? Daniel McCallum: There wasn't really a blockbuster new category, but more of a maturation of the existing categories. Homes are a little…
  • A Designer’s Guide to Gift Giving

    Steve Selzer
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Illustration by Eli Myers The best gift I’ve ever given was a 1940s Parker 51 fountain pen. It was a birthday present to my best friend Taylor, a PhD student with a professorial look — round tortoise shell spectacles, elbow-patched blazer, a leather briefcase and loafers. The pen not only rounds out his look, but it's one of his favorite gifts of all time.  I haven't always been a great “gifter.” For years I'd struggled to give great gifts because I was paralyzed by indecision, constraints, or lack of inspiration — until I discovered five principles to guide…
  • Designing for the K-12 Digital Classroom: Ten Influential Elements To Consider

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

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

  • 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 ]
  • Reinventing the Rules of Logo Design

    Ben Johnson
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Sometimes the only difference between the success and failure of the business is a memorable logo which straightaway wins the hearts and minds of the consumers and a poor logo which fails to give away any impact whatsoever. A snappy logo is the one which businesses want to connect with the target customers strongly and  [ Read More ]
 
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  • Funny Football Quote Free Printable Wine Bottle Labels

    Amy Locurto
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    We are so excited about the New England Patriots getting to the Super Bowl again this year! With a husband from Boston who is also a huge football fan, this Free Printable Funny Football Quote Wine Label has pretty much summed up the past few Sundays for me! ha!! I don’t know what it is, but even my son tunes out each time a football game is on! Just a few nights ago, I caught them watching a recording of a game that they had already seen. Really??? They tried to trick me by saying it was live and I should tweet about it. It was not a Monday night or a Sunday, plus they…
  • The Ultimate DIY Bundle

    Amy Locurto
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Have you heard of The Ultimate DIY Bundle? I sent an email to Living Locurto readers about this awesome deal, but wanted to post about it today just to make sure no one missed out! This weekend only you can get 76 DIY, Craft, Photography, Sewing and Home Decor eBooks, Printables and eCourses all rolled into one. Hurry and check it out, because it’s only available now through Monday. I’ve already read several books and believe me you’ll love this! I’m excited that my Floral & Stripes Birthday Party Collection (both the regular birthday and 40th…
  • Slow-Cooker Coke Brisket Sliders & Easy Cheese Bites | Football Party Appetizers

    Amy Locurto
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    The big game calls for big appetizers. I’m excited to be working with The Coca-Cola Company again to share not one, but TWO bold, flavorful recipes that will make a winning football party! Earlier this week I shared my Coca-Cola Home Bowl Party Table with the most adorable Cherry Coke Chocolate Float Cupcakes. These Slow-Cooker Coca-Cola Beef Brisket Sliders and Candied Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Bites are the perfect savory recipe additions to the food line up! Coca-Cola and Ritz have teamed up for the Home Bowlwhere you can create a custom Home Bowl Evite invitation and find…
  • Beautiful Floral Thank You & Birthday Cards

    Amy Locurto
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    I’m always in need of a thank you card and I bet you are too! Since it’s National Thank You Month, I designed some new beautiful cards for Living Locurto Members. Printable cards are perfect for last minute needs because you can print them anytime you like! These pretty designs come in both Thank You and Happy Birthday versions. I made them to fit inside of a #10 envelope since I usually have those handy in my home. I hope you enjoy them and let someone know you are thankful for them this month! Floral Thank You & Birthday Cards (members only) Download the Floral Cards in…
  • Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes | Free Football Party Printables

    Amy Locurto
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Nearly every American household comes together under one roof to watch the biggest event of the football season. I’m super excited to be working with The Coca-Cola Company to create fun ideas for a new program that you should start seeing in stores soon! This year, Coca-Cola and Ritz have teamed up to give home-field advantage through their Home Bowland you’re invited! I hope you enjoy today’s post that is jammed packed with football party ideas, free party printables, fun food recipe ideas and an awesome sweepstakes giveaway valued at $350!! There will be THREE LUCKY…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Karen Davis’ Playful & Pink Office {Office Tour}

    The Office Stylist
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Describe your office space to us: My office was intended to be a separate garage to the house, when they built it I requested it be made into office. It is about 300 sq ft. I utilize my local decorative center in Houston to resource my fabrics. With technology, not much is needed for storage and I... View full post > Related posts: Bonnie Bakhtiari’s Pink and Chic Home Office {Office Tour} Cathleen Cantrell’s Sweet and Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Holly Nichols’ Art-Worthy Home Office {Office Tour}
  • DIY-How to make a gift card look fun + fabulous this Christmas

    The Office Stylist
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrr-singing with me? Time for another post, another DIY and another way to make this holiday season even better. If you’re like me, then you go crazy for Christmas. You love the baking, the presents, the family time-anything and everything that has to do with Christmas. As they’ve... View full post > Related posts: Give a sweet gift with the choxcard! How I get into the Holiday Spirit + My TOMS for Target Holiday Wish List! Easy Christmas Pencil Cup DIY with Elmer’s Painters® Paint Markers
  • Easy DIY Cabinet Makeover-A much needed makeover for my hallway cabinets

    The Office Stylist
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been on quite the DIY kick lately and that’s because I love a quick and easy makeover. I love to change up my space no matter where it is, home or the office. Change is good and easy DIYs are the way to go. I recently purchased some awesome marble contact paper for another... View full post > Related posts: TempaperDesigns.com D.I.Y Boring Media Cabinet Makeover I Heart Wednesdays-Chic Filing Cabinets Stylish, Fun + Cool File Cabinet Makeovers!
  • Easy Christmas Pencil Cup DIY with Elmer’s Painters® Paint Markers

    The Office Stylist
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    It’s Christmas time and I couldn’t be happier! Naturally the first things on my list are already done: decorating my house, Christmas music at the office and now some DIY action on my desk. I am the Queen of easy DIY’s as I am a lazy DIYer and want something cute but easy. I thought... View full post > Related posts: Inspired by Coloring + my Inner Artist Fall, Client meetings, Christmas decor, Yummy food- September Weekend at a Glance 3 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint in your Office
  • Decorating Your Office With Hues Of Chocolate Brown

    The Office Stylist
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    There’s nothing quite like breaking off a chunk of chocolate after a long day. No matter if it’s white, dark or semi-sweet, if it’s chocolate, I’ll eat it-YUM! I’m dreaming about chocolate as I sit here writing this post and I’m drinking hot chocolate from a Santa mug. So, it’s only fitting that I dream... View full post > Related posts: Fave Color Fridays- Chocolate + Green Chocolate Office Supplies: The Best of Both Worlds Boring Brown Bag Alternatives
 
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  • 20 Fantastic Business Cards For Musicians

    Kareen Liez
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Business cards still prove one of the important promotional tools for every businesses and professionals. They can be of great use in delivering a nice first impression to clients, build your branding and identity, and all this in a pocket-friendly price. In order to have these advantages, it is imperative to have the right design that will tell the message you want your clients to see in your business cards. Today, we have compiled some of the business card designs that best suits for musicians. Scroll down and check them all out. Come, take a peek, and choose your pick! The post 20…
  • 40 Amazing Beer Logo Designs To See Right Now

    Ebrian Acebedo
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Beer is one of the most popular beverages in the world. Around the world you can see bars and liquor stores that offers various brewed beers that gives you different tastes of bittersweet, good time. With a lot of these bars open for customers, it is helpful to have impressive logo designs that will enhance their label. In this article, we have collected some of the most creative Beer Logos for you to see below. Scroll down and check out this list and maybe get some ideas that you can apply for your next logo design. Come, take a peek, The post 40 Amazing Beer Logo Designs To See Right Now…
  • 40 Intricate Weave Patterns For Your Creative Design

    Christie Ann
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Weaving has been present since way back history. Along the centuries it has been passed on with impressive designs and patterns made with various colors and materials that gives beautiful works of art to people. And today as it reached the digital age, it is now also being used by graphic designers around the world in creating cool designs. Today, we have gathered some of the most beautiful Weave Patterns that you can download for free. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and choose your pick! Pink ribbon weave Download No Sleep 2 Download The post 40 Intricate Weave…
  • 20 Folded Business Cards That Will Give You Ideas

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Inspiration is one of the strongest force that drives every designers to push through on their works and create amazing designs they can be proud of. With the importance this gives to aspiring designers, we will continue to feature impressive works in hopes that they will give inspiration and motivation to our beloved designers. Here we have gathered 20 Folded Business Card Designs for you to check out. Scroll down and have a look on these creative designs below. Come, take a peek, and enjoy! business card Source We Are Designers Business Card Source Easel business card Source business card…
  • 30 Smart Dove Logo Designs You Should See

    Christie Ann
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    We have come a long way looking for great logo designs and sorting them in various lists for easier searches. And we are not done just yet! As we know inspiration should not stop coming to designers, we will continue to give some source of lovely inspirations for everyone to see. Today, we have gathered a nice set of dove logos that you can check out below. Scroll down and take a look at all of them. Come, take a peek, and enjoy! Vijana Wa Neema Source Hope International Church Source Avra Source Spiritual Revival of Russia Source Dove Source The post 30 Smart Dove Logo Designs You Should See…
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  • CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For

    derfrankie
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Sounds esoteric but this article has a nice collection of properties which will make designers think differently about their designs. http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/css-level-4-selectors-to-watch-out-for–cms-23117 CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For – Tuts+ Web Design ArticleThe CSS Selectors Level 4 draft from the 15th of January outlines a major jump in features for CSS. Let’s examine some of them! | Tags: CSS The post CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    derfrankie
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    I love good humor and if developers have this kind of easter eggs. You know when you snoop around code of a website to see how they done some of the things. Why not advertise your design company like The Bold Italic does. Nice BTW: Website is http://www.thebolditalic.com/   The post Funny Message when you inspect this website appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Pocket Casts Web Player launched (?)

    derfrankie
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    I'm a fan of the Pocket Casts podcast player, but I missed a web player – so I could just play and manage my podcasts nicely at the pc. And this way I might just change my download rules and subscribe more video podcasts. https://play.pocketcasts.com/   The post Pocket Casts Web Player launched (?) appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian

    derfrankie
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    This is a great tutorial for all those guys who want to use gmail with their own domain, but not go the google apps route Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian…The musings of a young software engineer The post Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian

    derfrankie
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    This is a great tutorial for all those guys who want to use gmail with their own domain, but not go the google apps route Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian…The musings of a young software engineer The post Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    Dexigner

  • alldesign 2015

    Dexigner
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    The 4th alldesign, Creative Industries and Emerging Technologies Fair & International Design Conference, will be held February 19-21 in Istanbul.
  • The Big Rethink 2015: The Age of the Entrepreneurial CMO

    Dexigner
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The 2015 Big Rethink will feature entrepreneurial CMOs from Fortune 1000 companies and innovative startups, as well as visionaries and practitioners from the world's leading advertising and marketing agencies, to explore ways entrepreneurial CMOs are leveraging social, economic and technological upheavals to reinvent marketing for a new age.
  • 62nd Cannes Lions Awards: Call for Entries

    Dexigner
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The 62nd International Festival of Creativity is calling for entries. The event will take place in Cannes from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 June 2015. All entries will be shown in the Palais des Festivals.
  • RKS Appoints New Chief Design and Innovation Officer

    Dexigner
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    RKS has added Scott Clear to its roster. As the new Chief Design and Innovation Officer, Scott will contribute to the RKS team and its clients using his unique global background in architecture, transportation design, product design and business/design strategy.
  • World Interiors Day 2015

    Dexigner
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    The 2015 World Interiors Day, an annual event spearheaded by IFI and designed to spotlight Interior Architecture/Design, will be held May 30, 2015.
 
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  • CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For

    derfrankie
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Sounds esoteric but this article has a nice collection of properties which will make designers think differently about their designs. http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/css-level-4-selectors-to-watch-out-for–cms-23117 CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For – Tuts+ Web Design ArticleThe CSS Selectors Level 4 draft from the 15th of January outlines a major jump in features for CSS. Let’s examine some of them! | Tags: CSS The post CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Funny Message when you inspect this website

    derfrankie
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    I love good humor and if developers have this kind of easter eggs. You know when you snoop around code of a website to see how they done some of the things. Why not advertise your design company like The Bold Italic does. Nice BTW: Website is http://www.thebolditalic.com/   The post Funny Message when you inspect this website appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Pocket Casts Web Player launched (?)

    derfrankie
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
    I'm a fan of the Pocket Casts podcast player, but I missed a web player – so I could just play and manage my podcasts nicely at the pc. And this way I might just change my download rules and subscribe more video podcasts. https://play.pocketcasts.com/   The post Pocket Casts Web Player launched (?) appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian

    derfrankie
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    This is a great tutorial for all those guys who want to use gmail with their own domain, but not go the google apps route Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian…The musings of a young software engineer The post Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian

    derfrankie
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    This is a great tutorial for all those guys who want to use gmail with their own domain, but not go the google apps route Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian…The musings of a young software engineer The post Hacking GMail to use custom domains for free | Simply Ian appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
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    Logo Design Love

  • Sonos logo pulses when scrolling

    David Airey
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    This got a ton of online press last week. If you scroll up and down while viewing the following image, the lines surrounding the Sonos wordmark appear to pulse, kind of like the speakers sold by the home audio company. Created by Bruce Mau Design, the portfolio page unsurprisingly doesn’t mention the effect — it’s a subtle bonus, not the main idea — but I can’t imagine the illusion wasn’t commented on during development. — Update: It was noticed about halfway through the project. — Anyway, it didn’t half generate some brand attention (on Gizmodo, The Verge,…
  • The Canada wordmark

    David Airey
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Originally designed to promote travel to Canada, the design was adopted as a global identifier of the Government of Canada in 1980. “I designed the Canada logo while working at MacLaren Advertising on a campaign for the Canadian Government Travel Bureau. Other government departments began to use the logo and, eventually, the Government adopted it as their official logo.”— JIM DONOAHUE Designed by Jim Donoahue in 1965, the wordmark seems to be a customisation of Baskerville (I’ll update the post if Jim’s able to send clarification). — Update: Jim kindly replied to say, “The…
  • The origins of Red Bull

    David Airey
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    The following is excerpted from Champions of Design 4, the latest book by jkr that gives an insight into the world’s most successful brands. Red Bull Soapbox Derby, photo credit Under the leadership of Austrian brand owner Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull’s epic forays into art, racing, flying and even space have made the brand a global phenomenon. In terms of experience and communication, Mateschitz’s company added incalculable value to the brand. Where they didn’t add value was the design of the original Thai energy drink. And that of course, is what has added value.
  • Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund

    David Airey
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    Elmwood designed this logo in partnership with the Maguire family, for the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund. The idea aims “to capture the spirit of aspiration and achievement that is central to the charity’s purpose.” The late Ann Maguire spent more than 40 years working as a teacher. She had a passion for helping students to reach their potential. Tragically, Ann was killed in her classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April 2014. Following her death, Ann’s family set up the Ann Maguire Arts Educational Fund to celebrate her life and carry on her legacy. The charity…
  • I DO

    David Airey
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    “We are gathered here today to brand these wedding planners in just two words.” Probably my favourite logo from the website of George Lois, and a good opportunity to share this brief footage from his CreativeMornings talk from a couple of years back.
 
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  • What cloud services do you use?

    swissmiss
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Here’s a question for you. What subscription based, cloud software do you use and love? I made a list of services I use personally or subscribe to with my companies CreativeMornings and Tattly. I was surprised to see how long the list is: Freshbooks for all my invoicing needs (also does time tracking but I don’t need that at this point in my career) Squarespace for my co-working space website and smaller CreativeMornings related project sites. Helpscout is what we use for all of our Tattly support. Dropbox is where we store all of our files. I would not be able to sleep without…
  • Fear

    swissmiss
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield
  • Admin Mondays

    swissmiss
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:46 am
    Over dinner last week Jessica Hische convinced me to try her concept of Admin Mondays. Read her entire post on email efficiency.
  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    I am such a big fan of The School of Life. I can not wait until they open a branch in NYC. – How to take better care of your teeth – How Reading Transforms Us, by Keith Oatley and Maja Djikic – I always get so excited when Wesley posts another one of his One of Many Photo Essays, this time, it’s on Savannah. – Did you create your profile yet over on AuthenticPro? – This is the perfect mitten for every parent. – Cotton cloud wallpaper. – Fake cat bedding. – Batman cookie cutter. My son approves. – How cool is this house bed for kids?
  • At Home Conveyor Sushi

    swissmiss
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    What kid wouldn’t love this at home conveyor sushi?
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  • El Mirador House - Valle de Bravo, Mexico

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For someone born in 1977, Mexico-born and educated architect Manuel Cervantes Céspedes has scooped up his fair share of accolades. With his team at CC Arquitectos, he has completed both residential and commercial project that deserve attention. One residential project in particular, El Mirador, located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, and completed in 2013, has remained in our minds as an impeccable example of how to create elegant balance. In this mountaintop residence, the architect and interior designers – as well as the owners – have resisted bravely the temptation to add…
  • Weekend Music Playlist 21

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
  • Kids Museum of Glass - Shanghai

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In 2011, we wrote about the newly opened Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG) designed by Coordination Asia’s  founder and CEO, Tilman Thürmer. More recently, Thürmer’s team completed the Kids’ Museum of Glass located in the same Shanghai-based complex and opened a few days ago. Cool and edgy, quite literally, the Kids’ Museum has none of the typical cute and cuddly kiddie features found in spaces dedicated to children. Instead, the target audience, kids aged 4-10, enter an environment of glass, particle board and metal realized in a color scheme of black…
  • Mike Pelletier - Kinetic Portraits

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We love these eerie portraits created by interactive artist and technical director, Mike Pelletier and available exlusively at our online store. For many years, Pelletier has been researching and experimenting with methods of creating multidimensional portraits. Using his research in thermal imaging and MRI scanners as a technological basis and as inspiration, he started using  Microsoft’s motion-sensing Xbox device, Kinect, to create cool artwork with a strong, edgy look. Pelletier’s 3D images made of a sitting subject appear to be pictures of a metallic sculpture, strangely…
  • Nozomi Sushi Bar - Valencia, Spain

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Last fall, José Miguel Herrera and Nuria Morell closed their popular SushiHome restaurant in Valencia, Spain. Fans and patrons were surprised, but they did not have to wait long for the answer. In December, the couple opened Nozomi Sushi Bar in the funky Ruzafa neighbourhood of the city. For interior design and branding of their new venture, they employed Valencia-based creative consultancy Masquespacio established in 2010 by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse. The founders selected the name Nozomi, popular for restaurants and businesses, including the Japanese…
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    Lovely Package

  • La Queleña

    Lovely Package
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Designed by TSMGO | Country: Spain | Pair with: Land by Land “Using a graphic code that reminds us of the Arabian value of the origin of the dessert (the use of almonds is important in all Arabian desserts) a frame was created in which each of the packaging models reinforces the visual coherence of the whole range, making the provenance and birth of the recipe more understandable.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Cape Brewing Company

    Lovely Package
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Designed by Jane Says & MUTI | Country: South Africa | Pair with: Theory “We were commissioned by design studio Jane Says to illustrate two labels for the Cape Brewing Company, a South African producer of craft beer. Both beers have a distinct flavour profile and story behind them which served as inspiration for the designs.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Williams-Sonoma Coffee

    Lovely Package
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Designed by Pavement | Country: United States | Pair with: Penfield “Pavement designed this simple, sophisticated label to help customers instantly connect Williams-Sonoma’s famous culinary expertise with the quality and complex flavors to be found in their new gourmet blends of coffee. Following the inspiration of gourmet tasting notes, we created a typestyle, color palette and design that distinguishes each blend, while making each appear easily accessible for any occasion and method of brewing.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for…
  • ION Chocolate

    Lovely Package
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece | Pair with: Flight 001 “Τhe briefing (in brief): We would like to renew the image of our line of couverture chocolates. We need a contemporary look for a popular product. Τhe target consumer: A middle – upper class group of various ages, faithful to the ION quality and also younger generations of prospective clients. The design: This is a client with whom we have cooperated successfully in other rebranding projects. In this case we had to change the couverture packaging in a way that would update the product identity and pleasantly…
  • Dageraad

    Lovely Package
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Designed by Fivethousand Fingers | Country: Canada | Pair with: Grenson “Dageraad Brewing bottled their first beer in the Spring of 2014, entering a competitive West Coast craft beer market. Despite a saturated market Dageraad had an opportunity to stand out as one of the only breweries in the area focusing exclusively on Belgian-style beer. Dageraad brews two regular beers and a series of limited edition seasonals, all available in single-serve bottles and refillable growlers.” “Fivethousand Fingers worked with Dageraad from its inception to craft the brand character which…
 
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Facebook Just In Case Studies

    Duncan Macleod
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Facebook recently launched “Just In Case Studies”, a series of films helping Facebook users navigate their way through the in and outs of friending, posting, tagging and keeping security tight. Each of the tutorials is presented in the context of a narrative. Titles are “How to Block Someone”, “How to Untag a Photo”, “How to Edit a Post”, “How to Share with just Friends” and “How to Change Your Password”. A young woman marks the end of a relationship by carving out some online space for herself, using a smartphone to…
  • Bud Light Real Life PacMan

    Duncan Macleod
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Bud Light’s Super Bowl advertising in 2015 includes “Real Life PacMan”, a commercial promoting the “Up For Whatever” theme. An everyday Bud Light fan, agreeing to be “Up for Whatever”, find himself as a contestant in a huge PacMan arena. His challenge is to run through the 1980s style maze before being attacked by Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. Music for the life size PacMan game is provided by DJs Michael Mayeda, theBENJAMINrice and DJWS with beatboxer krNfx. “We believe that our new Super Bowl commercial and the Bud Light House of Whatever will…
  • As You Dreamt It in Woodville

    Duncan Macleod
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Sydney advertising agency BMF has worked with ABC to produce a documentary on As You Dreamt It Woodville, a creative community development project centred in Sydney. The original As You Dreamt It project, run in 2012, was a passion project designed to connect a fractured housing estate by turning the residents recurring dreams into pieces of art. More recently BMF employees came across Woodville Housing, a housing estate in Western Sydney called Woodville Housing, where a few years ago its doors were opened to ninety residents from all corners of the world. Many of them being political…
  • Hyundai i20 Inspiration Engineered

    Duncan Macleod
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Hyundai UK is promoting the New Generation Hyundai i20 with “Open Your Eyes to Inspiration”, the latest in the “Inspiration Engineered” advertising campaign focused on creativity in the driving environment. Visual trickery combines street art and seasonal variety to provide a sense of delight in driving. “The great thing about inspiration is that once you open your eyes to it, you see it everywhere.” The Inspiration Engineered campaign was introduced in 2014 to promote engineering innovation used in the Hyundai ix35, i10 and i30 models. Framestore was…
  • Dove Love Your Curls

    Duncan Macleod
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Dove Hair has launched “Love Your Curls”, an advertising campaign encouraging women to celebrate, love and take pride in their curly hair. The film at the centre of the campaign weaves together stories illustrating the relationship young girls have with their curls. As little girls, many struggle to accept their curls and wish they could change their curly hair to straight. The film reveals that if women with curly hair begin to celebrate all the things they love about their curls, young girls will be inspired to do the same. Dove Hair found that little girls are seven times more…
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    Bit Rebels

  • Mini Power Is The Smallest Portable Smartphone Battery Charger Yet

    Richard Darell
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In a near future, lugging around large smartphone battery chargers may be a thing of the past. The cool thing is that the solution isn’t that insanely hard to imagine either, yet it’s incredibly genius. The solution is elegant and it can be hauled around in your pocket. This incredibly genius idea comes from concept designer Tsung Chih-Hsien who presented the Mini Power portable smartphone battery chargers at the 2014 Red Dot Awards and won. The Mini Power portable chargers could be described as a paper battery technology [...]The post Mini Power Is The Smallest Portable…
  • 2015 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

    Richard Darell
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s a new year and most brands and people that owns a social media account will try to overhaul their profiles to appear a little bit more updated. With so many social media networking services available it can be hard to know exactly how to size images on each service. In order for a profile to look absolutely mint you sometimes need the images to follow the suggested dimensions that each service sports. This social media image size cheat sheet will definitely give you the [...]The post 2015 Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet [Infographic] appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Every iPhone Ever Made In Eye-Opening Speed Test [Video]

    Richard Darell
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Before every Apple keynote, people are talking about the dwindling ingenuity over at Apple and how their smartphones can’t be compared to the greatness of other smartphones. As with everything, it’s all relative and what is one man’s treasure could easily be another man’s trash if you know what I mean. It is simply a matter of preference. But, in order to determine whether Apple is still making progress with each new iPhone presented we need to take a closer look at the functions and performance [...]The post Every iPhone Ever Made In Eye-Opening Speed Test [Video]…
  • Behold The Portable Smartphone Star Wars Lightsaber Battery Charger

    Richard Darell
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    With Star Wars: The Force Awakens up for release in December this year, there are a lot of people that are looking for retro Star Wars tech left over from an age gone past. You know, the quirky merchandise that spawned as soon as the first movie was a cultural phenomenon. Well, most of that stuff are collector’s items and should, of course, not be used. However, I might just have something that could make you the coolest geek on the block. It is the [...]The post Behold The Portable Smartphone Star Wars Lightsaber Battery Charger appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • TextBlade Is The Portable Physical Keyboard For iPhone 6

    Richard Darell
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    With each incarnation of the iPhone and smartphones in general, people still keep longing for a physical keyboard that will enable them to get back to the retro feeling of typing on their phone. I wouldn’t even be able to tell you how many physical USB and Bluetooth keyboards have been launched since smartphones were announced. Luckily the stream of ideas haven’t stopped, and today WayTools announced the TextBlade, which is intended to breathe new life into the physical keyboard in a way we haven’t [...]The post TextBlade Is The Portable Physical Keyboard For iPhone 6…
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    Dornob

  • Ultrasonic Clothes Washer Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    The vibrations emitted by this palm-sized plastic device are powerful enough to clean and deodorize a small load of laundry, making the process of washing delicates easier and less damaging than ever before. The Dolfi, an ultrasonic device, is designed to be dropped into a small tub of water along with clothing and detergent to deep-clean textiles all the way through, instead of just rubbing the surface like mechanical washers. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Electromagnetic Magic: Table Turns On Unplugged Lights Scents of Time: Watch Emits…
  • Nest Express: Ski Gondola Transformed into Tiny Cabin

    Stephanie
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    The experience of ascending a mountain at a ski resort becomes even more immersive and atmospheric when the gondola you're riding to the peak is outfitted like an adorable miniature cabin. Home technology innovator Nest and Portland-based creative agency Roundhouse took over the inside of a funitel at the Squaw Valley ski resort in California to enhance the skiing experience in an unexpected way. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 3 Space-Age Rooms Explore Home Interior Design Extremes 25Hours Hotel is an Eclectic Place to Stay in Zurich…
  • High Flying Design: Boeing Wing Recycled into Futuristic Desk

    Stephanie
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Sharp and sleek, the glossy white surface of this futuristic desk design is crafted from a reclaimed Boeing airplane wing. French design firm Les Ateliers FLOWN created the Cantilevers desk using a section of wing from a full-scale 737-800 aircraft, measuring about thirteen feet across. The designers envision it as bridging the space between land and air, bringing what is normally seen high in the sky to ground level. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Liquid-Cooled Combined Computer-and-Desk Design Hidden Desk: Secret Spaces in a Simple Wood Dining…
  • Monster Sighting: Nessie Ladle Scoops Up Beastly Meals

    Delana
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A whimsical kitchen wouldn't be complete without utensils that look like toys. The completely lovable Nessie Ladle from Ototo is an adorable way to spoon up soups, stews, and sauces. The ladle is shaped like the well-loved Loch Ness monster, with a body that holds your food and a long handle that looks just like the neck and head of Nessie. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: This Chicken Leg Holds Spices to Jazz up Your Cooking Whale-Shaped Pot Strainer Boasts Giant Kitchen Adorableness Sweet Dreaming Whale Swimming in the Deep Warm Tea Perfectly…
  • Plush Dreams: Stacked Cushion Sofas Swaddle You in Softness

    Delana
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Making a pile of cushions and jumping on top is a favorite childhood activity, but who says comfy cushion piles have to be left behind once you grow up? Lounge of Layers, designed by Katrin Greiling for Droog, is a series of seats made of super-soft, stacked cushions stitched together. Droog sells the Lounge of Layers pieces with or without backs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Lounge on a Cloud in Your Living Room with the Cirrus Sofa Destined to Be Dated: Cute QWERTY Futon Made for Geeks Cantilevered Concrete Slab Sofas: Living Room…
 
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    if it's hip, it's here

  • Geek Decor: The Millenium Falcon or The USS Enterprise Area Rug.

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Star Wars and Star Trek Area Rugs. Two futuristic forms of transport are now available as floor coverings. You can choose to geek out with either The Official Star Wars Millenium Falcon Rug or the Star Trek USS Enterprise Rug. Or if you’re super geeky, both. The cozy plush pile rugs of polyester are selling […] The post Geek Decor: The Millenium Falcon or The USS Enterprise Area Rug. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • 12 Months of Bearded Fun – 2015 Calendar by Stephanie Jarstad.

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    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The A Beard for all Seasons 2015 Calendar is a personal project by photographer Stephanie Jarstad. Inspired as she stood in line at a Seattle Starbucks surrounded by hairy chins and Mochaccinos, she decided to try shooting 12 fun beards to represent each month while working in Utah on another project. The 12 month calendar, […] The post 12 Months of Bearded Fun – 2015 Calendar by Stephanie Jarstad. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Playing In A Real Life Pac Man Game for Bud Light.

    admin
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Who doesn’t love the idea of being able to play in a real life-sized Pac Man game? That “Old School Arcade Nostalgia” is exactly what this 2015 Super Bowl spot, Coin, for Bud Light is capitalizing upon. The 90 second commercial to air on the Championship Game by Energy BBDO continues Anheuser-Busch’s #UpForWhatever ad campaign […] The post Playing In A Real Life Pac Man Game for Bud Light. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • The Limited Edition Pininfarina Fuoriserie Bike With Electric Engine.

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here A tailor-made bike designed by Pininfarina and realized by 43 Milano. The name – referring to the custom-built high-performance exclusive cars – the Pininfarina Fuoriserie is a custom limited edition bike with unique features. The Pininfarina Fuoriserie combines Pininfarina pure design and the 43 Milano experience and craftsmanship. To design the elegant bike, Pininfarina took […] The post The Limited Edition Pininfarina Fuoriserie Bike With Electric Engine. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Sweden’s Harsh Winters Co-Star In 4 Minute TV Ad: Volvo Vintersaga

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    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The longest TV ad to ever run in Sweden, this four minute spot for Volvo, shot by director Gustav Johansson, recently aired on Swedish TV. Set to the title track “Vintersaga,” performed by Swedish singer/songwriter Amanda Bergman, the film comprises vignettes of Swedish people and scenery in Winter, interconnected by a sturdy Volvo making its […] The post Sweden’s Harsh Winters Co-Star In 4 Minute TV Ad: Volvo Vintersaga appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • Vote for Vital in NHBR’s 2015 Best of Business (BOB) Awards!

    Crystal Paradis
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Vital nominated for Advertising Agency, New Media Agency and Public Relations Firm In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been nominated in New Hampshire Business Review’s Best of Business (BOB) Awards, recognizing the best B2B businesses in the state. Woohoo! We’re super excited and can imagine that we’ve probably already received approximately a bazillion votes. Therefore, […] The post Vote for Vital in NHBR’s 2015 Best of Business (BOB) Awards! appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Secret to a Stand-Out B2B Marketing Strategy? Content Marketing.

    Crystal Paradis
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In the world of content marketing, too many blog posts start off with phrases like, “In the world of…” You won’t find that here. We get right to the point. This blog post is for the marketing director working for a B2B company—let’s call her Sally Henshaw. Sally is facing stiff competition, an evolving marketing […] The post The Secret to a Stand-Out B2B Marketing Strategy? Content Marketing. appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Where to Eat and Drink on a Budget in #PortsmouthNH

    Chuck McMahon
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Drink Deals and Moderately Priced Meals in the Port City. Hard work can make you hungry, so at Vital, we’re hungry a lot! Luckily there are plenty of places around town that offer delicious, delightful and cheap deals on various meals and adult beverages throughout the day. And luckily for you, we’ve decided to share […] The post Where to Eat and Drink on a Budget in #PortsmouthNH appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The 10 Best Gifts For Your Favorite Website Designer or Developer

    Scott Prather
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Best Gifts for the Designer or Developer You’re Shopping For. It’s that time of year! Time to buy that perfect gift for that special someone in your life. For the website designer/developer in your life, this can be a daunting task. But don’t worry. We did all the heavy lifting for you. As a […] The post The 10 Best Gifts For Your Favorite Website Designer or Developer appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Top 17 SEO Blogs That Every Marketing Manager Should Subscribe To Now

    Crystal Paradis
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The 3 Best SEO Blogs That You Should Be Reading Every Day, Plus 14 More To Keep An Eye On. What blogs do you read? This is one of the first questions we ask in an interview—whether it’s an interview for a new Vital employee or an interview with a new client. The blogs that […] The post Top 17 SEO Blogs That Every Marketing Manager Should Subscribe To Now appeared first on Vital Design.
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    Beautiful Life

  • Top 10 Best Website Builders for Creating Online Portfolio

    Jessica
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photography is one of the art forms that are slowly taking on a more commercial avatar. What once used to be hobby for a few is now a competitive career choice for many across the globe. In such a situation, it is vital for you as a photographer to stand out in this crowd. Without […] The post Top 10 Best Website Builders for Creating Online Portfolio appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Ralph Lauren Skeleton Automotive Watch

    Jessica
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Inspired by his award-winning 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the Ralph Lauren Skeleton Automotive Watch blends the designer’s love of classic automobiles with horology. Like a car with its hood opened, the timepiece encourages you to view its inner workings thanks to the visible, manually wound RL1967 caliber movement. Complimenting the steel and brass […] The post Ralph Lauren Skeleton Automotive Watch appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Hyperrealistic Portraits by Diego Fazio

    Jessica
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Diego Fazio aka DiegoKoi is an Italian artist from the town of Lamezia. Born in 1989, the self-taught illustrator first started as a tattoo artist and says he was initially inspired by the artwork of Katsushika Hokusai, a highly influential Japanese artist from the Edo period. Diego only began drawing in 2007, yet his hyperrealistic […] The post Hyperrealistic Portraits by Diego Fazio appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Eagle View Suite of Iso Syöte Hotel in Finland

    Jessica
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In a northern European National Park the Iso Syöte Hotel in Finland offer to theit guest a unique and luxurious hotel suite, called the Eagle View Suite. It is located on top of the south corner of the hotelwing. A hotel suite with a 360º degree full view, even the roof is made of glass […] The post Eagle View Suite of Iso Syöte Hotel in Finland appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Microkitchen with Personality LO-LO

    Jessica
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Designers Tanya Repina and Misha Repin have created LO-LO, a capsular microkitchen. “A collection of objects to complement the basic office kitchen. Each module is intended for one of electrical appliances and its accessories such as cups, plates, cutlery, tea, coffee etc. The objects may be easily located all around the office, wherever it is […] The post Microkitchen with Personality LO-LO appeared first on Beautiful Life.
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • 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.
  • Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

    Tobias
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    78 classic cocktail recipes from the International Bartender’s Association’s list of drinks every bartender should know. Forget old-school measures like ml and oz. We’ve calculated our own universal metric. One of any ingredient represents one part of any measuring vessel you choose: cup, spoon, lid, shoe, whatever – it’s your party! These universal recipes scale up for any level of mayhem. Enjoy! Um…responsibly of course. » Quaff our tasty Cocktails » Follow us on Email | Twitter | Facebook » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_cocktails » See more of our visualizations » Check…
  • Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read – interactive

    Tobias
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Which books in fiction and non-fiction are an absolute must-read? We scraped data from respected awards, literary supplements & book review sites to create two interactive consensus clouds: » Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read » Novels Everyone Should Read  Taken from the infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
  • Diversity in Tech – Visualized

    david
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    In response to a clarion call for diversity figures, many tech companies have released figures on the gender and ethnicity of their workforces. Facebook were first, quickly followed by Google and Yahoo. Several more giants of tech have followed. Here, for quick reference, we gather and visualise all the released figures thus far. » See the visualisation » Examine the data Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Find out more.
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  • Top 10 Must Use Software for Designers

    alexbu
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The design industry is very wide with different types of and kinds of designers all busy creating master pieces in their own fields. And there are a lot of creative fields out there that are highly used and in demand. With the advancements of technology, the common man has no idea where and when creativity merged with technology, to produce some of the finest creations and entertainments that man has seen so far. There are software’s and programs for every field of creativity and talent out there to remove the kinks and also to enable artists accomplish what would otherwise be impossible.
  • 8 Anticipated SEO strategies for 2015

    alexbu
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Change is the nature of life and it applies to everything in this world, even for search engine optimization too. SEO is constantly changing, many new updates are released, and new strategies are marketed. SEO stands for search engine optimization, which is the process of improving the website visibility on organic search engine results pages. Carefully selected relevant keywords are incorporated in the content to make it prominent for search engine algorithms. Those who are in this field like Kansas City SEO experts will agree that they have witnessed many changes in SEO trends for a long…
  • 7 Web Design Tactics to Connect with Your Audience

    alexbu
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    For any brand, their website is nothing short of a public face. A good website is effective in creating a great first impression and making your mark virtually, whereas a bad one can just leave clients/visitors high and dry. It is, therefore, important to have a website that is not just eye-catching, but also well-organized and easy to use. Such a website should go a long way in connecting you with existing and potential clients. An ideal website requires the use of several stunning colors andoutstanding templates that attract users to them. Apart from that, users should also be able to…
  • 10 Steps to Improve Your Joomla eCommerce Store

    alexbu
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This is for those who have an e-store and are looking for ways in which they can increase the turnover of their stores and online sales etc. the internet is the largest market place that there is in the world, it is a bigger and better place to do business than any other place or even the best marketplaces in the world. Every day the number of people using online shopping options is increasing, and every day the amounts of transactions that are taking place are also increasing. It makes good business sense to get in there and make some money while it is still a growing phenomenon, even…
  • Detailed Infographic of Web Design Trends 2004-2015

    alexbu
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Web design industry is like a living being that grows, learns and changes lightning fast. This Infographic gives you all information on Web Design Trends from 2004-2014 and an outlook for 2015. Here you’ll find core features for each time period without long and boring introductions. So let`s take a closer look at how this industry has changed over the years. See the interactive guide here! For any web designer it is vital to understand all modern web trends to keep up with times and create really high-quality products. It is not a secret that the web market is one of the most rapidly…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Printed Rulers Wallpaper by NLXL

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Dutch wallpaper studio NLXL, which has made it a point of pride to create entire wallpaper rolls with no visible repeat motifs, has just released a new wallpaper design that—pun intended—rules. Printed Rulers is a new design, created by founders Nick & Esther Vintage, which continues the photorealist tradition started with Piet Hein Eek’s Scrapwood collection, in which photographic reproductions of seemingly mundane objects are subject to wall-sized patterning—to striking effect. Here, vintage wooden schoolroom rulers appear in outsized vertical arrangements, bearing…
  • New at 2Modern: Surya Rugs and Accessories

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    New to 2Modern are the rugs and woven accessories of Surya, a modern textiles brand whose commitment to high quality, accessibly priced products has remained unwavering for 25 years. Surya’s collaborations with designers like Aimee Wilder and Jill Rosenwald have yielded a range of contemporary rugs, modern furniture pieces, and accessories defined by simple patterns and neutral tones, appealing to the modern design enthusiast while enhancing most any contemporary interior space. 2Modern is pleased to include Surya amongst our 2015 brand offerings; see our Surya collection here.
  • 2015 Sticker-Calendar by Nendo

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:15 pm
    It’s not too late in the year to consider a 2015 calendar, and Japanese design studio Nendo has one of the more whimsical ones yet. Their Sticker-Calendar is, as its name indicates, both calendar and sticker set, designed to segue into each month as each day’s sticker is peeled away. Seasonal illustrations which decorate each month’s page are gradually revealed, much like the seasons themselves unfold. “The design breathes new life into the sticker backing, which would normally serve no purpose but to hold the stickers,” say the designers. Can’t argue…
  • New Arrival: Corridor Compact Bar from BDI

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Talk about a potent cocktail recipe! The new Corridor Compact Bar from BDI may be just what imbibing modernists have been waiting for. A stylish contemporary freestanding bar doesn’t come around everyday, let alone one with functional efficiency and handsome Mid Century overtones—but the Corridor Compact Bar possesses both, in spades. The latest addition to BDI’s Corridor series, which includes Home Theatre Cabinet and TV Console, this beautifully contained bar comes stocked with racks for wine and glasses, shelving for spirits and shakers, and drawers for implements and…
  • In Canada, a Grotto Sauna Sculpted from Wood

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    Toronto architectural firm PARTISANS has conceived of and created a freestanding sauna on a private Canadian island that takes its inspiration from the undulating form of a grotto. Grotto Sauna, built on a prehistoric rock formation, straddles the line between sculpture and architecture, appearing to be a simple rectilinear volume on the outside, but masking an exquisite set of curves on the inside. “Challenging the standards of current practices in the construction industry, we worked directly with a millwork and steel fabrication partner on every detail. Together, we…
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    Design Milk

  • Heading North for New Copenhagen Design Show

    Katie Treggiden
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Northmodern is a brand new design show in Denmark’s Copenhagen and we were keen to check it out in its inaugural year, so I (Editor at Large Katie Treggiden) hopped on a plane, braved the snow and the rain, and discovered the rising stars of the North – like Danish designer Anne Boysen, who designed Arch:You (above) for Applicata. Copenhagen-based ceramist Malene Helbak designs her products to be mixed and matched and used for a multitude of purposes. “Why should a cup not be used for anything other than coffee and tea?” she says. “How about using it for a flower…
  • A Simple Beach House in Hayling Island, UK

    Caroline Williamson
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Scooping up the last available undeveloped lot on The Kench, a small inlet off Langstone Harbour “enclosed by a spit of land” at the west end of Hayling Island, John Young collaborated with Brighton-based Meloy Architects to design a second beach house. The area has been a hotbed for summer holidays since the 1930s and with stipulations in place by the Hayling Health Society that states you can’t build over 750 square feet of floor space, the one story home is the perfect, simple modern beach house. New builds must be 750mm higher than existing homes due to the flood risk,…
  • NEEO Is the One to Control Everything in Your Home

    Gregory Han
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    In the Matrix “The One” – aka Neo – is described as a special being manifested within a virtual world created by a coding anomaly, giving its recipient vast superhuman abilities to manipulate the rules of reality of the world around him. NEEO, a smart system remote control system, won’t exactly bend space/time to your whims in such dramatic fashion, but the developers of this connected home device believe they’re developing a new breed of remote control to wrangle the growing list of wireless and network connected electronics we’ve interwoven into our daily…
  • Designerbox#19: Drago Light by Maurizio Galante

    Caroline Williamson
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Have you heard of designerbox? They’re an online concept shop that works with designers to create unique and limited edition design objects that are sent out each month starting out at about 29€ a month (approx. $33.50). Each month, a numbered wooden box arrives at your door with a really cool object and this month, they launched designerbox#19, the Drago Light by designer Maurizio Galante. Galante is best known in the world of haute couture so his light was inspired by a metallic gown. The egg-shaped, easy-to-assemble light can be placed on a table or hung up as a pendant. Each light…
  • Textscapes: Words That Come Right Off the Page, Literally

    Jaime Derringer
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hongtao Zhou, a Chinese artist and designer who lives in Hawaii, creates 3D documents that marry technology with text. Printing technology was first created in ancient China to reproduce text using woodblocks, however today’s definition has gone from 2D swiftly to 3D printing. Zhou’s Textscapes use 3D printed letters to create actual cityscapes, taking words and letters and giving them life off of the page, as lively as the cities they represent. This series is also being contributed to by Tyler Francisco, Rhealyn Dalere and Chin Fang Chen from the School of Architecture at the…
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • Sushi Socks

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    The Sushi fan in your life will be astonished at how realistic these Sushi socks look. Hand-rolled in Japan, the socks are presented in a way to look exactly like the real thing. Available in a range of classic sushi: Octopus / Shrimp / Tuna / Salmon / Red Caviar / Mazusushi (Trout).[via]
  • Nessie Ladle

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:47 am
    Designed by OTOTO to look eerily reminiscent of what we assume the Loch Ness monster looks like, this Nessie Ladle is adorable. Available here for $15 beginning next month.[via]
  • Poop Emoji Pillow

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Who else loves this emoji? Get it here.[via]
  • Flooring Made with Vintage Leather Belts

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

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

  • Avoiding Internet Surveillance: The Complete Guide

    Frank
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Internet surveillance has been a hot topic in recent years—we’ve talked about it extensively here at MakeUseOf, it’s been brought up on major news outlets daily, and we’ve seen a slew of new apps, extensions, and products aimed at helping you retain your privacy online. This article is meant to be as comprehensive a resource as possible on avoiding Internet surveillance. We’ll talk about why Internet surveillance is such a big deal, who’s behind it, whether or not you can completely avoid it, and a wide range of tools that will make you harder to track, identify, and spy on. Why…
  • AT&T makes the call, 100 years ago

    Frank
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    On January 25, 1915, AT&T completed the first transcontinental telephone call, ushering in the era of voice communications across the United States. The four original phones used for the first transcontinental telephone call were unveiled this week and will be on display at the California Historical Society. James Martin/CNET SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., — “Ahoy! Ahoy! Mr. Watson, are you there? Do you hear me?”, spoke Alexander Graham Bell to associate Thomas Watson, over a line covering more than 3,400 miles, marking the first transcontinental telephone call. “Yes, Mr.
  • ​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers

    Frank
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which are relied on by around 60 percent of all Android users. People with Android smartphones and tablets running older versions of the mobile operating system — around 60 percent of all Android users — are going to have to live with a security flaw Google has decided not to fix. People using phones and tablets running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or older will be left exposed to a security flaw in the default, unbranded browser app. CNET A known security bug in the…
  • 15 Advanced Photoshop Video Tutorials

    Frank
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Most of the time, it is easier to learn a new skill when you can watch someone in action. That is why it may seem so much easier to learn from Photoshop video tutorials. No fumbling around trying to find the tool the tutorial requires; instead, you see exactly where the tool is located and also exactly how best to use it. Video tutorials are a great way to learn valuable techniques while having a good time, so check out the following below and learn some new advanced Photoshop skills. Cool Dark Night Tutorial Learn to use techniques and brushes in Photoshop to create a cool dark night.  …
  • WhatsApp Web: Everything You Need To Know

    Frank
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    WhatsApp is one of the best messaging clients around, and it just got better. Apart from supporting all mobile platforms, WhatsApp has now launched a web-based client, so you can finally use WhatsApp on your PC and sync with your phone. “Our web client is simply an extension of your phone: the web browser mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device — this means all of your messages still live on your phone,” WhatsApp said in their official blog. How To Use WhatsApp Web (And What You Need) WhatsApp Web is super simple to use, although it has some restrictions in which…
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    Ryan McNamara

  • Ryan, you’re an idiot

    Ryan
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:29 am
    “Ryan, you’re an idiot” – is a greeting I’ve become accustom to from my Dad. We have that kind of stupid name calling relationship we should have grown out of a long time ago, but we just can’t let go. We are both idiots. Yet when I told him about my daily routine and considering the amount I swear, it was something I definitely couldn’t put down on paper. I think he even made up some words, I can’t be sure. Then I explained my reasoning behind it and his reply was simple and to the point – “well, whatever makes you happy”.
  • Do you do that everyday?

    Ryan
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    When I tell people what I do everyday in my routine I often get odd looks. “You get up when?” is something I hear pretty often, along with “Do you do that everyday?” People find my routine odd, or at least slightly out of the ordinary, I don’t but I guess that’s why it’s my routine. So in the interest of science (what science I’m not sure, but I have an insatiable desire to understand and measure everything) I thought it would be good to put down on paper what I do, how I do it all and why I do it, just in case it might help someone out. Get up…
  • Bigging myself up

    Ryan
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I’ve been tasked with doing something I really don’t like to do, write something that makes me sound rather good. Ughhh. I have had to write my bio for Switch the Play so I thought I would post it up here first so I can get used to seeing it, as this tiny bit of text below was rather hard for me to write. Me saying nice things about, well, me Ryan is a former International sprinter who represented England at the 110mh and captained the national u20 team to a home nations victory in 2003. The same athletics career brought numerous age group medals at the AAA’s and English…
  • A Christmas present to myself

    Ryan
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today I will spending as much time as possible with my family and friends, eating and drinking as much as I can. It’s what I like to do at this time of year, and I know it’s not the most glamorous or adventurous but spending time with people I love is time I cherish. Over the last few years I have bought a present for myself in the run up to Christmas. Either a pair of trainers or the new Football Manager (I know I’m 29 next year but I’m still a kid at heart), but this year knowing that not everyone has it as good as me I thought I would do something a little…
  • Making time to explore

    Ryan
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’ve been on holiday, and it was a ruddy lovely trip. Sorry to rub it in a bit, but the trip gave me a chance to explore a new city, in a country I’ve never been to before with good friends and cold beer. Like I said it was a ruddy lovely trip. Berlin is somewhere that I’ve wanted to go for some time, and after a busy few months there were few things I would rather be doing than exploring a new place. The trip The days were long with no real plan accept to wander the city at our own pace and see as much as we could in the time we had there. The evenings were slightly…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Le chocolat des Français

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    Designer: Paul-Henri MassonProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Le chocolat des FrançaisLocation: Paris, France"Le chocolat des Français" is a new chocolate brand, 100% trendy with its colourful design and 100% authentic; all for the pleasure of your eyes and mouth... Made traditionnaly in a small village in Ile-de-France, near Paris, Le chocolat des Français offers a selection of delicious chocolate bars that are guaranted 100% pure cocoa butter to savor with your sense.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Mme KIKI Chocolat

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Agency: UMAProducer: Mme KIKIPâtissière: Satomi KanaiPhoto: Yoshiro MasudaRead moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • #adcdesign2015 – NOTEBOOK II

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Agency: Deutsche & JapanerProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Impremerie du MaraisLocation: Mannheim, GermanyParis based printer “Impremerie du Marais” asked D&J to art direct the second edition of its Notebook Project. Not only responsible for the packaging and trappings, the studio was free to invite a beautiful line up of international connoisseurs of our choice: Anagrama, Bureau Mirko Borsche, Homework, Oliva Partel, Ouwn, Present Perfect, Research and Development, Studio Adriaan Mellegers. The result is an amazing package of 8 notebooks, each unique and produced on…
  • La Francesca

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Designer: dondemiresProject Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: La FrancescaLocation: Argentina We design the packaging and brand image for La Francesca. We created an isologotype with the initial letter of “Francesca” utilising elements of the same “F” letter. We converted it by blending its essence with an organic entity, conveying the natural aspects of these products. Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • HUNEE (Concept)

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Designer: Martin LindProject Type: Concept Location: Stockholm, SwedenPackaging Material: Glass A Father and a son producing honey in limited batches on a desolate island in the stockholm archipelago.Micromanaging bee's as they call it.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • ETHEREAL BEINGS

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    (c) 2015 www.madameperipetie.com
  • Marcos ? Ella

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ella (the children's book) written by Mallory Kasdan and published by Viking Press is a cheeky parody about a little girl who lives at The Local Hotel.
  • A New Type of Imprint | Volume One

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that Norwegian creativity is one of the world's best kept secrets? A New Type of Imprint is a magazine celebrating the creative community of Norway, by collecting everyday stories from both fresh new talents and industry veterans. The magazine is published quarterly and distributed all over the world. This is our very first issue, with a massive chapter on Norwegian nature. http://anewtypeofimprint.com/
  • A Christmas Tail

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Maurice travels to Bavaria and frees a circus elephant
  • Fontfirma

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fontfirma is a personal foundry for making letters, Logotypes and typography design by designer Alex Frukta (Co Founder of Nord Collective)
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    Designmodo

  • Design a Card Details App Screen in Sketch 3 (Tutorial)

    Daniel Schwarz
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:38 pm
    You're reading Design a Card Details App Screen in Sketch 3 (Tutorial), originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! You’ve likely heard about the Sketch App design tool for Mac, its intuitive usability and why user interface designers are switching over. It’s on version 3.2.2 and only $99. If you haven’t tried it out yet, it’s about time you did, especially if you’re one of those that complain about the sluggishness of Adobe software. […]
  • 5 UX KPIs You Need To Track

    Armen Ghazarian
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    You're reading 5 UX KPIs You Need To Track, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! We love to measure things. It is our way to understand how good or bad something is. Although numbers don’t tell the whole story, they help evaluate the situation in a quick and easy manner. But can we measure user experience? Actually we can. Although user experience efforts are directed toward improving the quality of […]
  • Design From a Distance: Keep Clients and Colleagues Happy From Afar

    Ruaridh Currie
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:29 pm
    You're reading Design From a Distance: Keep Clients and Colleagues Happy From Afar, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! In this age of touchscreen devices and ever-present access to digital media, we find ourselves able to work effectively and efficiently away from the traditional office setting. It’s easy to forget that just because we are able to manage ourselves effectively in an autonomous environment, we shouldn’t neglect to correspond and engage with our clients, […]
  • Online Payment Processing Overview

    DataArt
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    You're reading Online Payment Processing Overview, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The ability to process payments online is an essential feature of any e-commerce application or Web site. Mobile or Web apps that have some paid features or services also need the ability to collect one-time or recurring fees. Online payment processing services allow you to process credit or debit cards along with other forms like […]
  • How to Create a Vintage Macintosh in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    You're reading How to Create a Vintage Macintosh in Adobe Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Hi guys, if you’re a tech geek like I am, I know you are absolutely going to love this neat tutorial on how to create a vintage looking Macintosh, using Adobe Illustrator. Step 1 – setting up our document For the current tutorial, we will need to set up a new Illustrator file (ctrl + […]
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • Pack Breakables With Plastic Food Wrap

    manvi
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    As some of you may know I moved into my own condo last year. While packing my dishes and glassware, I ran out of packing tape. Since it was nearly 2AM and no store near me was open. I wanted to continue packing so I started scavenging through drawers, closets and kitchen cabinets in hopes to find a roll of pacing tape. I was about to give up when noticed the 8 rolls of plastic food wrap that I bought a while back from costco but had hardly ever used. Staring at the rolls I had an “idea!” moment where I thought of using plastic wrap instead of tape to pack. It not only worked…
  • Happy 2015

    manvi
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:40 am
    Happy new year! I took most of 2014 off from blogging to heal and take care of myself and feel revived from having done so.  I have missed being here and look forward to catching up with those of you who still visit from time time, those who have patiently waited to hear back from me, and the many many of you that continued to support me. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have lots to share with you! Here’s to a great 2015 together. xoxo
  • Thanksgiving Table Decor : Rustic-Glam Edition

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Ula Einstein

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

  • Fashion Bloggers Learn What It Is Like To Work In A Garment Sweatshop

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    You may have heard of the horror stories about working in a sweatshop—to discover the reality of sweatshop workers, a trio of Norwegian fashion bloggers spent a month living their life in Cambodia. Over this period of time, they were restricted to the budget of US$130 a month, which is what a typical garment sweatshop worker earns—for a blogger who usually spends about US$600 just on clothes, this is definitely a massive cut. This social experiment is the subject of SweatShop: Dead Cheap Fashion, a Norwegian documentary that seeks to unveil the truth behind today’s fashion industry, a…
  • Comic Shows Wonder Woman Has Cellulite Too, Sends Positive Body Image Message

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    In the last few days, a few panels from Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #20—by Alex De Campi and Neil Googe—has been causing quite a stir online. In fact, it has already received more than 100,000 notes on Tumblr. The reason for this massive amount of attention lies in one particular panel where Wonder Woman states that she has cellulite, just like many of us non-super beings—as this Tumblr user said so wisely, “if you ever feel bad about your body, remember that Wonder Woman has cellulite too”. In addition to this empowering message about body image, the comic also touches…
  • Foods, Vegetables Cleverly Form Letters Of The Vitamins Present In Them

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Lithuanian artist Andy Diak, together with Julia Malanuk, has created a fun series of food typography titled ‘Vitamins’. The various letters and numbers are shaped using foods, vegetables, and fruits that contain a high amount of these vitamins and minerals. For example, Zinc (Zn) is formed with a mixture of beans and seeds, while vitamin N is created with leafy vegetables and mushrooms. Scroll down or head over here to take a look at more of these delicious typography. [via Foodiggity, images via Andy Diak]
  • Chinese Fast Food Chain Panda Express Gets A New Logo

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Before / After When you think of Chinese fast food in the USA, chances are “Panda Express” would come to mind. After being established in 1973, this quick service restaurant chain has gradually expanded to the 1,700 locations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico under its management today—to reflect this success and to mark the launch of a new stand-alone concept store, the company recently unveiled an updated logo and visual identity. According to Studio MPLS, which designed the new branding materials, one of the key challenges while working on the project is to evolve the 15-year-old logo…
  • Woman Takes Her Dying Dog On A Beautiful Bucket List Of Adventures

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    When owner Lauren Fern Watt found out that her English Mastiff Gizelle was suffering from terminal bone cancer and had only months to live, she decided to take her furry friend on all kinds of bucket list adventures. She would take him to the beach, ride in a canoe together, go on road trips, and enjoy pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. She wrote on Yahoo that “doing a list for Gizelle not only helped me cope with losing her, it was also one wild ride. It helped me live in the present and see life for what it truly is: a sweet, simple, precious adventure”. Fern Watt documented their last…
 
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Design Insights Interview: Lifestyle & Interior Blogger Evi from Belgium blog Rue No

    Aime
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    This week’s edition of our Design Insights Interview features fab Belgium-based lifestyle and interior blogger Evi from Rue No. Evi’s love of writing and passion for all that is beautiful has helped her to create a blog that inspires her audience, keeps them up-to-date on latest news and allows them to dream along with her! Let’s take a look into Evi’s world:  What do you love most about being an interior and lifestyle blogger? There is so much to love about blogging and in particular, the topics of interior and lifestyle. The interaction with people, the community…
  • Design Insights Interview: Visual Artist, Stylist & #TagOurBag Winner The Quiet Rabbit

    Aime
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    It’s time for our first Design Insights Interview of 2015 and what better way to kick off the year than welcoming visual artist, stylist and #TagOurBag winner Katy, the inspirational guru behind The Quiet Rabbit. Our international #TagOurBag competition challenged you to to create a witty, bold and inspirational message for our range of bin bags and Katy’s winning quote, ‘Making room for bigger dreams’, certainly captured the imagination of our judges! Let’s find out more about the inspiration behind the quote and discover more about Katy’s world: ‘Making room…
  • Product Review: Body Analysis Scales ‘For everything that these scales do…I think these are a great addition to any household.’

    Aime
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    The New Year has arrived and if you overindulged during the festive season you may be thinking about getting healthier and fitter for 2015! When Laura, the mummy behind the fab parenting and lifestyle blog Life Unexpected contacted us for help with her new healthy lifestyle plan late last year, we were super happy to supply her with our Body Analysis Scales! Let’s take a look at how she got on: “The Brabantia Body Analysis Scales have been such a godsend for me, I can do much more than simply weigh myself. I have been able to create a personal profile based on all of my personal…
  • Design Insights Interview: Sarah, inspirational designer from Coco Lapine Design!

    Aime
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    It’s time for a brand new edition of our Design Insights Interview! This week we are super excited to welcome Belgian designer, Sarah from inspirational interior blog Coco Lapine Design. Currently living in Berlin, Sarah uses her blog to showcase all that inspires her! Let’s take a look at her world: We are huge fans of your stylish blog, where do you seek inspiration? I find inspiration in magazines, on blogs, pinterest, instagram, design fairs, exhibitions… you name it. I’m always on the look out for new and exciting interiors and design that inspire me and could…
  • Design Insights Interview: Karlijn van Wijk from Wonderlicht!

    Aime
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    This week’s edition of our Design Insights Interview features Dutch interior stylist and blogger Karlijn van Wijk from the super stylish Wonderlicht blog! Let’s take a look into her world: What inspired you to delve into interior styling and how did you get started? When I was young I was always browsing through magazines and would pull out everything I liked. I put them together and made my own mood boards of toys, nature, animals and so on. Little by little I stopped making mood boards with children toys and instead created them for products for my future house. I was always…
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    Never Say Cool

  • No more Maintenance Complications with Priority Bicycle

    Never Say Cool
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    There are tons of bicycles out there in the market from high-end expensive brands to cheap commuting two wheels bikes and they all have something in common: maintenance issues. A new concept funded on kickstarter crowdfunding platforms is now on sale, something that assures you of using it with the least troubles. The cheap (under $400) and light bicycle main feature is a belt rather than a messy chain. Priority’s bicycles are built from an oversized aluminum frame, have three gears and an extra comfy seat. Features include: Lightweight Aluminum Frame Belt Drive Three Speeds Easy Assembly…
  • Play Vinyls Anywhere with this Portable VW Van Gadget

    Never Say Cool
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    Officially licenced by Volkswagen, Soundwagon, the small portable vinyl record player is back in the market. Distributed by Stokio, is a must gadget for any Dj or music lover. Featured in the movie Scratch, it is a fancy collectable able to play any 33 1/3 rpm vinyl!
  • Curved labs Redesign the First Macintosh Computer

    Never Say Cool
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    Everybody knows about iPhone and Apple devices, people love them or hate them. I am personally fond of Mac computers and less passionate for mobile phones of the same brand. I know the story of Steve Jobs and remember the first Macintosh computer born around 30 years ago. Curved labs relaunched the design of Apple first desktop machine implementing the components of a current Macbook Air with a 11-inch screen into a nostalgic machine which recalls the original now vintage computer.
  • (sponsored video) Fifa 15 Christmas Commercial

    Never Say Cool
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Do you have mulled wine and gingerbread biscuits at ready for Christmas? The clock is ticking…and more important have you bought Christmas presents for your beloved ones and yourself? If you think that video gaming is an option then you have a few hours to get a great game; FIFA 15 is a top, a must have for digital entertainment and matter of fact, our favourite! Barcelona’s Argentinian wonder kid Lionel Messi and Chelsea Belgium superstar Eden Hazard are the testimonial actors for the Christmas FIFA 15 commercial and it is not as cheesy as it sounds. So you must have recognized popular…
  • (sponsored video) Get Crazy With the New Emotions of the Sims 4!

    Never Say Cool
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    With Christmas fast approaching you have probably started your shopping to buy presents for your beloved ones. Is the idea of spending entire days of confinement with a noisy family stressing you out? Have you thought of some sort of home entertainment like a game, or may even better, a video game for the family members to keep them quiet? And again have you notice the latest development of worldwide popular video game The Sims 4? On the occasion of the release of the latest version of this epic game, EA has produced a little video to show how powerful and interactive this electronic game…
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • Meet Oriol Vidal / Storyboard Artist and Children’s Illustrator

    Fred McCoy
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    CreativeFluff has a monopoly on artists with fantastic names; Esther Bayer, Gabriel Picolo, and Mattias Snygg just to name a few. Joining these amazing artists with equally great names is Oriol Vidal, an illustrator born and currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Oriol has worked as a storyboard artists with agencies and animation studios; all the while being integral to the development of children’s books, character designs, and concept art. We were lucky enough to catch up with Oriol who was wonderful in giving us his time for a brief interview. Take a look and listen to the insights…
  • WolfSkullJack Illustration – I told you we were doing skulls

    Zola Paulse
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Can’t remember where I stumbled across this artist but the best things often turn up in unexpected places, which means I was probably somewhere deviant. I was instantly struck by her elegant hatching and immersive imagery and – okay, let’s just be honest, skulls. I do it for the skulls. I reached out across the interwebs for a big ol’ skeletal high five, and someone awesome reached back. Michelle Harvey is a Cheltenham-based artist with a degree in illustration. Although she spent every moment of her spare time drawing this amazing stuff, none of it was edible, and so like many…
  • Freeware Friday – 5 Indie Itch.io Games You Need To Try

    Fred McCoy
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Imagine a place where creative, weird, terrible, and nonsensical video game ideas go. Imagine that place is a repository where you can download games at reasonable prices. A spanking simulator? Yeah, it’s got that. A cat petting simulator? Yeah…that’s there too. What about a shark with a grappling hook for a hand? For some reason, that also exists and you can find it there. I’m talking about Itch.Io, a “simple way to find and share indie games online for free”. Today, I’ve waded through a number of their games so you don’t have to and I’ve picked out a few games worth at…
  • Player Driven Stories, Imagination, & Immersion: Mount & Blade Warband

    Fred McCoy
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    “The town of Dhirim has been awarded to Count Falfesor. This is the eleventh time that King Graveth has decided to not award me with a piece of property despite me and my loyal men having been the ones who fought the Nords back.” – The Foreigner Ra’is. Day 204. Mount and Blade Warband is a very unassuming game; it was initially released in 2010 and didn’t have a large marketing budget, at least not one that would make the average gamer think I totally want to play this game. Mount & Blade takes place in the fictional, medieval land of Calradia where there are six kingdoms…
  • A Beautiful Splendor – Nature Photography by Jakub Polomski

    Fred McCoy
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    As a child the most exciting day of the month was when the National Geographic magazine came to our doorstep. While not the poorest child around, I did not have access to the same international adventures of almost everyone else in my hometown and the closest I could get to rain-forests or desserts was through this monthly magazine. In hindsight, I would argue that the knowledge I gained from reading content well above my age bracket was beneficial to my development so I can’t really complain. A similar, but considerably more important experience happened to a man named Jakub Polomski.
 
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    ZURB

  • Lead by Design

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    Last week we wrote about the design leadership gap and the need support emerging designers with career paths. It's an assessment of where we are as an industry that highlights gaps we'll need to close to fill our design leadership roles. And while the blog post creates an impression that leading design requires a design management title in an organization, this couldn't be further from the truth. Designers don't need a defined role to lead. In fact, designers should look at this opportunity to lead through influence. Progressive design has taught us that design leadership doesn't require a…
  • The Design Leadership Gap

    16 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    We've recently written about progressive design and the role successful designers play in helping companies build great products. Design leadership is an important part of this conversation. From designers using their thinking skills to the turbulence of the current design environment, it's clear that we view design as a significant business opportunity for companies to grow. It's been shown that companies that embrace design driven principles produce better financial returns. Design-driven companies need leaders that can drive this value. But we don't see enough business structure in place…
  • Ringing in the New Year with Three New ZURBians

    8 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    We're starting the new year with some new hires — actually three plus one who just moved in. The coming year will give these new ZURBians plenty of challenges, but we know they're smart, capable, and willing to take on 2015. So without further ado, let's meet Mandi, Shaina and Tim, our awesome new designers! Mandi Saeteun: Chasing Big Dreams, Craft Beer and Comic Books Mandi spent most of her early career growing a company with her mother literally from the ground up in Sacramento. In school she discovered that aesthetics weren't as fun as problem-solving —so she jumped from an…
  • A Growing Foundation Family: Foundation for Sites 5.5 is Here

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    There are so many amazing things happening with Foundation right now and we're excited to share it all. Hot on the heels of Foundation for Apps, we released an amazing update for Foundation for Sites. This release, v5.5, brings some great updates and lots key fixes. On top of that, the community stepped up with some well-written pull requests that allowed us to really strengthen this release. The Foundation Community Crushes It! Previously we talked about how the Foundation community is crushing it. The big challenge: dropdowns that weren't behaving like they were supposed to, breaking out of…
  • 100 Days in Tavern

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Tavern began with this goal: challenge our fellow designers to define the broader, fuzzier concepts or product design. We'd do this by debating a single question a day, exchanging ideas on what it means to be a product designer. A question that had to be asked and answered in the ticking clock of 24 hours. More than a 100 days later and after some 5,000 contributions, our comrades in design ran with the challenge. Some articulate and outstanding designers, such as Ren Walker, Bryce Howiston, and Antonin Januska, are questioning and challenge ideas, which is the core of being a product…
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    Incredible Things

  • Double Down Dog & More Incredible Links

    Brittany High
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Holy Mother of Gluttony, get in my belly. [Foodbeast] Just a really really really human-looking cat. [Imgur] NASA just released the largest picture ever taken and OMFG yall. [Scoop Whoop] This French bulldog puppy’s turtle impression will impress you. With cuteness. [DP&F] Free Chipotle burritos today! Except you gotta eat tofu soooo… nm. [HuffPo] So, a […] The post Double Down Dog & More Incredible Links appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • This Little Boy Can’t Stop Words From Scrolling On The TV

    Brittany High
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    This is a video posted by Michelle Williams. Presumably NOT Dawson’s Creek-Michelle Williams or Destiny’s Child-Michelle Williams, but an entirely different-Michelle Williams. How many Michelle Williamses are there?! The silly vid features her little boy Jaxon who can’t seem to keep the words from scrolling off the television. I feel your pain little dude – neither can I. Believe me, […] The post This Little Boy Can’t Stop Words From Scrolling On The TV appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Newly Discovered Googly-Eyed Pit Bull Creature

    Brittany High
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    This is a short video showing a new breed of pit bull. Hm! Very exotic. Not to be confused with erotic, because I’m pretty sure that’s illegal. Not to mention, this guy looks pretty freaky. Nothing erotic about wheezing, stubby legs, or googly eyes. Throw them all together and you’ve got whatever the opposite of […] The post A Newly Discovered Googly-Eyed Pit Bull Creature appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • The In-N-Out Water Pipe For Double-Double Dabbing

    Brittany High
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Meet the In-N-Out water pipe brought to us by Badass Glass. It’s perfect for your double-double/dabbing enthusiast. It’s meant for oils and concentrates only so don’t go janking it up with bud. While I can and will double-double until my heart stops, this little stoner can and will not dab. I don’t want to go […] The post The In-N-Out Water Pipe For Double-Double Dabbing appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • These Rugs Look Like A Bird’s Eye View Of The Earth

    Brittany High
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    LANDCARPET is a collection of rugs patterned after satellite images of different parts of the Earth. The rugs are created by designer Florian Pucher who was inspired by watching the landscape from the plane window. Choose from all sorts of locations: Europe, Africa, the Netherlands, USA, the ports of Hong Kong, the suburbs of the Bahamas, […] The post These Rugs Look Like A Bird’s Eye View Of The Earth appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    Form Loves Function

  • Inside a Rolex Submariner

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Check out the gorgeous internals of this Rolex Submariner: No related posts.
  • Junk is the Ultimate Merchandise

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

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

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

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

  • Rattan Chair – 2015 IMM Cologne (01)

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I’ll Start reporting of my visiting IMM Cologne with a Rattan Chair. PIRNAS, or Pusat Inovasi Rotan National or Indonesia Rattan Innovation Center had an interesting booth at 2015 IMM with several newly developped rattan chairs. This Takhta Armchair is designed by Anastasia Sulemantoro. In any case, if you are interested in rattan chairs, look at the manufacturers list of PIRNAS. Last update: Monday, January 26, 2015The post Rattan Chair – 2015 IMM Cologne (01) appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Brigitte Bardot

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Cannot leave a photo with Brigitte Bardot looking through a chair back unshared. Last update: Sunday, January 25, 2015The post Brigitte Bardot appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Ara Armchair by Jorge Pensi

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Ara Armchair by Jorge Pensi Jorge Pensi is an Argentinean designer who emigrated to Spain. He designed the Ara for Italian manufacturer Pedrali Last update: Monday, January 19, 2015The post Ara Armchair by Jorge Pensi appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Armchair by Dijsselhof

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Armchair by Dijsselhof Another chair in the Dijsselhof Room of the The Hague Municipal Museum (Gemeentemuseum) of Modern Art. Last update: Friday, January 16, 2015The post Armchair by Dijsselhof appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Anita Ekberg

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Anita Ekberg Sunday 11 January, 2015 sadly Anita Ekberg (83) passed away. It’s debatable whether she made Frederico Fellini famous with “La Dolce Vita” as she used to claim, or vice versa. In remembrance I’ve collected some photo’s of her on chairs.. Last update: Tuesday, January 13, 2015The post Anita Ekberg appeared first on Chair Blog.
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    Colossal

  • Dizzying Carousel GIFs by Dave Gorum

    Christopher Jobson
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Designer Dave Gorum (previously) recently stopped by the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to capture the carousel in this fun pair of gifs. The strobe effect of the lights moving in the opposite direction of the platform is uncanny.
  • Worlds Within Our Worlds: Macro Photos of Everyday Objects

    Christopher Jobson
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Watch this video of beautifully lit macro photos of everyday objects by photographer Pyanek (who also scored the audio) and see how many objects you can guess. I failed miserably. (via Colossal Submissions)
  • Delicate Vessels Sculpted with Pressed Flowers by Ignacio Canales Aracil

    Christopher Jobson
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil creates vessels reminiscent of upside-down baskets using nothing but pressed flowers. The art of flower pressing dates back thousands of years; pressed flowers were reportedly discovered in a 3,000-year-old coffin of Tutankhamun’s mother in Egypt, and both Greek and Roman botanists were known to preserve plants using techniques that continue today. But Aracil’s method is a bit different, relying on large cone-shaped molds into which carefully woven patches of hand-picked flower stems are placed. The pieces dry for up to a month without the aid…
  • Mushroom Book Installations by Melissa Jay Craig

    Christopher Jobson
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Cast and hand-shaped abaca, embellished with cotton rag; each copy 14-18″H x 15″W x 16-18″D. Edition of 99. (S)Edition is an installation of 99 books made to look like common Amanita Muscaria mushrooms by Chicago artist Melissa Jay Craig. The installation has been shown in a various configurations the last few years, and only once in its entirety at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio back in 2010. From her statement about the installation: Fungus is an agent of change. I’m fascinated with its myriad forms, and I love to go in search of it. I can become more excited…
  • Chocolatexture: A Series of Chocolates to Represent Japanese Words For Texture Created by Nendo

    Johnny Strategy
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Japanese design office Nendo has created 9 different types of chocolate. While each are the same size, not a single piece from the Chocolatexture collection look alike. That’s because Oki Sato, who leads the Tokyo and Milan-based firm, rethought the concept of chocolate by focusing on texture. “There are many factors that determine a chocolate’s taste,” says Sato, referring to factors like the origin of cocoa, the percentage used, and the various different flavors. But by instead turning his attention to attributes like pointy, smooth and rough, the designer has created distinctive…
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • Leather Stamping Logo Mockup

    Rafi
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Friends, today we designed and bring you realistic embossed leather stamping effect logo mockup in PSD format.  This freebie can be used to mock-up your logo, badge or typography. Simply, use the smart-object layers and replace the current logo layer (YOUR LOGO HERE) with your own and save to get the effect. Just download and try it for free!!  We recommend Photoshop CS6 or CC for this mockup. Format: Layered PSD Smart Objects: Yes Dimensions: 1800×1000 pixels File Size: 10.4 MB License Download Leather Stamping Logo Mockup
  • Exclusive: 45 Free Transport Icons

    Rafi
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Friends, here’s an exclusive release of 45 transport icons in .AI, .EPS and .PSD formats. These icons are totally awesome, contain various transportation glyphs needed for a transportation web, mobile or an UI design. We see lots of free UI icons everyday, but transportation icons are not commonly found every day even as designers need them every now and then. So, this freebie is one great resource to be downloaded and kept it in your design arsenal. Also they come is 2 variations: rounded and non-rounded icons. All you have to do is HIDE the “grid” layer, that’s the…
  • Arcadia: Free HTML Web Template

    Rafi
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    Friends, today we have got you Arcadia, a Portfolio HTML Template designed by Alan Podemski and Coded by Jenn Pereira. Use Arcadia Bootstrap HTML template for your portfolio and other projects for free. Arcadia is built with Bootstrap 3.3.2 and work 100% responsive for mobile versions.   View Demo Download HTML Template
  • Burlap Logo Mockup PSD

    Rafi
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Friends, this is a realistic logo mockup on burlap. The logo mockup PSD uses smart-object layer in Photoshop, which requires CS4 or higher. All you need to do is double click the smart-object, and paste your transparent logo inside. Photoshop CS6 or higher is recommended for the best results. File Format: .PSD Layers: Yes, Smart Objects Dimensions: 2000 x 1500 pixels File Size: 55.3 MB License Download Burlap Logo Mockup
  • Free Vector UX / UI Wireframe Kit

    Rafi
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Friends, this is a free vector-based UX wireframe set to help you design mobile app wireframes. This set is created in Adobe Illustrator and hence is vector based and fully editable. It can be a great starting point for your UX projects.This pack contains several UI elements and app screens such as login, create account, settings, profile, messages, timeline, menu, contacts, map, calendar, music player, album, gallery, book store, product details, article, weather, and data. The author, Michal Koczor, of this freebie is kind enough to allow this to be used for both commercial and personal…
 
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    ELAINE BISS

  • In My Sketchbook- Chinese Ink Fashion Sketches

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    These sketches are done in Chinese ink and a 3 round kolinsky brush.
  • The Art of Beauty at Bloomingdale's

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I hope to see you at the Bloomingdale's in the Bridgewater Commons in NJ. I am their event illustrator and I couldn't be more excited! On Saturday, January 31, from noon to 3pm, I will be sketching on canvas bags for anyone who makes a beauty purchase.Send your RSVP to RSVPBridgewater@bloomingdales.comHope to see you then!
  • Marc Jacobs Sunglasses Fashion Illustration

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    A departure from my usual style, I have taken up heavy strokes, and cool colors to create an ultra modern take on fashion portraiture.A Marc Jacobs as from the December Vogue.This one is inspired from an old Givenchy ad.I love the feel of juxtaposition of the softness of color and the heaviness and definition of lines.
  • Coach Poppy Watercolor Accessory Illustration

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    I just love these two colors in the Coach Poppy bottle. I have been experimenting with different styles and I am loving the heavy, messy strokes.
  • Fashion Pose -The Leg Fashion Illustration

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    A strong and powerful pose and dubbed "The Leg" when Angelina Jolie posed it.Here in this video, I teach you how to sketch it and use brush pens to paint it!
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    Creative Nerds

  • 20 best hand drawn free fonts

    TimothyBlake
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The beauty of the internet as a designer, which i really love is theres tones of awesome free fonts to download and use in your web projects. A specific style of font, which i always seem to use in a lot of web projects are hand written fonts. I’ve made a round up of a must download collection, which i have used in past web projects, as well as past fonts i’ve stumbled across. Are any great hand drawn free fonts missed from the compilation ? Please let us know in the comments below. 1. Jenna Sue 2. Hand of Sean 3. Sketch Block 4. Amatic 5. billy 6. Happy fox 7. Before breakfast 8. Parker…
  • Quick tip: How to create curved corners in illustrator

    TimothyBlake
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This a great is a great illustrator quick tip tutorial on how to quickly create curved corners. This a very useful tutorial to add to your workflow, which will certainly save you some time when working in illustrator. Tutorial Details: Difficulty: Beginner Tutorial estimation time: 1 minuet Program: Photoshop Preview
  • 160 icons with the best of each season

    TimothyBlake
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is a tremendous icons. The set has been designed exclusively for Creative Nerds readers by the amazing guys over at Free Pik. The icon set includes 160 icons with icons for each season spring, autumn, summer and winter. The icons come in both png format and svg so that the icons look crisp and smooth on mobile and retina devices. Not to blow our own trumpets, but this icon set is truly one of a kind and one of the best free icon sets out there. Download, and enjoy the set it can even be used in commercial and personal projects. License Details The vector set can be used within commercial…
  • Beautiful free heart social media icon set

    TimothyBlake
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A very cute heart themed social media icon set, for some of the most popular social media sites. These are come at the perfect time to incorporate into your valentines digital design projects. Download and enjoy the icon set any feedback you have to share would be welcomed. License Details The Icon 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 Icon set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding…
  • Breath taking examples of beautiful Street art

    TimothyBlake
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Art or crime love it or hate street art also know as graffiti is here to stay. Below are some breath taking example of some of the finest street art you will ever cast your eyes on. The beauty within these pieces of street art is the vibrances of the colours used in each piece and the realism. Each piece has taken several hours, and the attention to detail each one consists has is simply jaw dropping. Its been a while since we have done a design inspiration post on Creative Nerds. I hope you enjoy the compilation we have crafted together. 1. la masa 2. Banksy 3. Mural Festival 4. Rems 182 5.
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Brass Union designed by Oat

    Richard Baird
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Located in the Union Square neighbourhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, Brass Union is a pub and cocktail bar with a small plate dinner menu. It takes over the space formerly occupied by the restaurant and music venue Precinct, both of which incorporated the historic nature of the building as a former police station into their names. To British readers, Brass Union would comfortably sit within the gastro-pub category, incorporating seasonal ingredients grown in its own gardens into dishes prepared using modern techniques. Designed by Oat, Brass Union’s…
  • The Best of BP&O — From Scandinavia

    Richard Baird
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    A round-up of some of the more interesting logo, brand identity and packaging design projects from across Scandinavia reviewed and published on BP&O. Featured studios include Bielke+Yang, Neue, BVD and Heydays, and cover a variety of clients from craft societies, business parks and exhibitions, to food and drink manufacturers and architectural practices. The collection encompasses simple logo and stationery projects, broader brand identity experiences as well as packaging, record covers and currency. This post was published as a quick way to browse through BP&O’s content and get…
  • Woodland Wine Merchant designed by Perky Bros

    Richard Baird
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Woodland Wine Merchant is described by Perky Bros, the design studio behind its new brand identity, as a tidy and eclectic wine store in Nashville, Tennessee that carefully curates wines from artisan producers practicing natural and sustainable methods, and hunts for and gathers the best value wines from around the world. Perky Bros’ identity solution was inspired by the collision of two worlds – the natural, and the store’s unadorned and modern 1960’s qualities. This manifests itself as a red fox logo – an animal indigenous to the area – a…
  • El Semillero designed by Anagrama

    Richard Baird
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. El Semillero is a large residential development program, managed by Fraterna, that intends to create a sustainable environment with expandable housing solutions based around basic needs and “economic flexibility” – presumably spaces that keep pace with current economic changes, improved social mobility and are accessible to a variety of income groups. Set at the heart of the Mexican city of Monterrey, the project is said to be predominantly aimed at young couples and hopes to revive local culture which is said to be on the decline. El Semillero’s…
  • Léon Courville Vigneron designed by lg2 boutique

    Richard Baird
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Léon Courville is a vintner growing grapes and producing wine from a 18 hector vineyard surrounding his home near Ville de Lac-Brome, Quebec. The uniquely rocky, chalky and clay soil, the region’s later farming seasons and the warmth from Lac-Brome gives Léon Courville’s wine a distinctive flavour profile, one that has secured international recognition. As well as being interested in the craft of viticulture, Léon Courville is also known for his large collection of antique corkscrews that are now on display at Domaine de Brome. Léon Courville…
 
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Mood Board Monday: Blue Paisley

    Kayla Kitts
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    After a spirited battle between Merlot and Blue Paisley for January’s Color of the Month, 67 percent of you all chose Blue Paisley over its competitor. While I voted for Merlot, I have to agree that the Caribbean blue is especially refreshing during the winter. I typically let furnishings do the talking when it comes to color, but I could actually see myself painting an accent wall this beautiful shade of blue. Nice pick, D-Happers. Photos: Stairs, Fashion, Headboard, Accent Wall, Sign, Wallpaper, Blender, Cocktail Did you miss a mood board? Catch up here.
  • And the January 2015 Color of the Month Is…

    Liz Gray
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    When it came time to pick this month’s featured color, we were stumped. So, we asked for your help! We tallied up the votes, and your pick for January 2015′s color of the month is… Blue Paisley! This beautiful, bohemian color won by a landslide. Here’s the final vote breakdown: What helped you decide? Some thought that merlot just didn’t suit January. “Blue Paisley seems like a January color while Merlot seems more February,” says Courtney R. on HGTV’s Facebook page. Some thought Merlot’s time had passed: “We have shades of reds and…
  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Super Bowl Edition”

    Farima Alavi
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    The Seahawks-inspired guest bedroom suite was the clear winner of our Super Bowl 49 poll, with more than half the votes! We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Stephanie S. is the winner of the NFL Homegating Super Bowl 49 party package. Congrats! Check back next week to get entertaining tips and recipes for the big game.
  • Decorate This Space: Super Bowl 49 Edition

    Farima Alavi
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    We are switching things up this week in honor of Super Bowl 49. The Patriots and Seahawks will battle it out on Sunday, February 1st for this year’s championship title. We’ve come up with our own fun here at HGTV headquarters. Vote between the Patriots- or Seahawks-inspired room in our poll below, and tell us who you are rooting for in the comment section for a chance to win an NFL Homegating Super Bowl party package (includes a Super Bowl 49 tray, cutting board, glassware, coasters, recipe cards and travel cooler). Take Our Poll You may only comment once to be considered, and…
  • Roller Shade + Gold Tape DIY

    Lili Zarghami
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Photo: Shade, Ikea; Gold Scotch Tape, Paper Source When I told you all about my winter break clean and purge the other week, I mentioned small changes that make your home feel more designed and loved. I needed a few of those myself. My poor bedroom often gets the least love because, honestly, I can close the door on it. I’ve had roller shades up for quite a while just to keep the early morning sun out and to give privacy. They were not my favorite, but they did in a pinch. Besides, they were supposed to just be up until I decided what to do for window treatments. Turns out that I…
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    Design42Day Magazine

  • The Baltic 108 WinWin

    Maddalena Tagliapietra
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    The breathtaking yacht WinWin literally encloses the best of both worlds: leisurely cruising and fiercely racing. Made in Finland by Baltic Yachts shipyard, the naval architecture and design is by Javier Jaudenes, and the interior design is by Mark Tucker and the Design Unlimited team. The collaboration between the diverse attitudes ensured a perfect mix of sleek refined lines, warm materials, dazzling atmosphere and a sense of pure perfection. The 33 meters sailing yacht was build with two intentions: absolute comfort while sailing with a limited crew and combative racing fully crewed at…
  • Molecula by Benjamin Migliore

    Bianca De Ritis
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Benjamin Migliore is not even 30, but his curriculum is already filled by several remarkable experiences that make him a real professional designer, through his young age. He collaborated to different international projects like the Airport in Bejing or the Theater in St. Petersburg, and with disparate important design studios in Barcelona, where he actually lives. From his hands came out Molecula, a versatile lamp which can be used as wall or table lamp thanks to its functional and attractive structure. The lines from which it takes life are polyhedral, skeletal, just a trestle. They are…
  • Stool by Jari Devad

    Bianca De Ritis
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Just three legs in dark walnut wood matched with hundreds of corners and facetings compose the stool designed by Jari Devad. The work’s been presented at the Nikari’s “5 Studies for Nature”, which has picked five projects from all over the world, passing by Helsinki, China, Canada, Milan and in the end Stockholm, where Devad’s stool has stood out between the other proposes. Jari Devad is a young promise of the design, so young that he’s just at his second year in industrial design at the Konstfack University. Beside the final realization of the stool, Jari studied…
  • Anthony Jones

    Daiga Zimele
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    What is the foundation of every film, game, book or any other kind of visual art ever created? A concept, of course, because that’s where it all starts and that’s what brings each of such projects to life. And that’s where concept art comes in. There are probably hundreds of thousands of concept artists around the world nowadays who generate a visual design for an item, character, or area that does not yet exist, however not all of them are able to become well-known and beloved talents. Some people are born artists, while some of them become artists, and according to Anthony Jones, the…
  • Flying Dragon

    Ljubica Vidacic
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    Italian shipyard Admiral Tecnomar fleet has a brand new gem cruising around the globe’s great blues. Acclaimed yacht exterior designer,Luca Dina and interior-design-pros at the Admiral Centro Stille didn’t fail to deliver a super yacht that bears the name of Flying Dragon. And with the power that rests upon 27 knots, this dragon is ready to fly. The first thing that meets the eye is the metallic blue exterior that sets the Dragon apart from all the others. The hull is adorned with large black dragon graphics on each side, courtesy of Dobroserdov Design. The super yacht’s smart layout…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • David Spriggs’ Ephemeral Installations

    Ellison
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    To try and parse out the technical ways David Spriggs creates his installations would to sap the mystery and romance right out of them. Even though they are marvels of magical technological wonder. Spriggs’ installations are ephemeral, atmospheric celebrations of movement and color. They’re large in both scale and scope and stun the viewer into long, quiet reveries of contemplation; the works are not aggressive in their size or stature. There’s a cosmic element to his work, too, that’s trippy (and that trippy-ness is only heightened by the unseen mechanics of the pieces). In Holocene,…
  • The Lyotard Suite by Jon Thompson

    Will Titterington
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:53 am
    One of my issues with contemporary abstract art is that there is too much time devoted to young artists who are guilty of simply splashing their paintings with lashings of any exotic colour they can get their hands on, and not enough platitudes and praise offered to abstractionists who indulge us with their calculated ways of working. Whilst some go for the big, bold, eye-catching abstractions that grab the headlines, those who opt for the unassuming but intelligent method find their work largely ignored. I’m not saying there is something wrong with any way of working and expressing…
  • Bright and Colorful Geometric Portraits by DAAS

    Ellison
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    DAAS is an American artist currently based in Kobe, Japan. In his latest body of work, DAAS synthesizes line, geometric shapes, rich textures, vivid colours and a looseness with paint to create a series of portraits which include animals, insects and the occasional science fiction writer such as Isaac Asimov. There is a dichotomy in his work, two main forces are tugging away at each other which in turn “tune” his images to create beautiful harmony. On one hand is the looseness of colour application, the seemingly arbitrary nature of geometric forms and the richness of textures…
  • The Blinged Out Animals of Dusciana Bravura

    Megan Parry
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    Italian artist, Dusciana Bravura, combines a classic national art method – mosaic – with her own sense of wit and humor to create the sweetest, most fun and fresh menagerie of blinged out animals you’ll ever see. The process is probably painstaking – there are hundreds (thousands?) bits of tiny beads, glass, pearls, and gold on these fiberglass sculptures – but the result is perfectly effortless. The Armadillo on casters is a special pleasure. Armadillo’s aren’t known for their breadth of movement nor are they known for their level of cuteness and are considered pretty weird (if…
  • Kazuhiro Tsuji’s Hyperrealist Sculptures

    Mia Grevees
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    After looking at Kazuhiro Tsuji’s hyperrealist sculptures of Andy Warhol, Abraham Lincoln and Salvador Dali, you’re never going to want to go to a Madame Tussaud’s wax museum again (not that you ever wanted to go to one in the first place).  His hyperrealistic sculptures are stunning in their depth of detail. These busts demand extended attention; there will be no quick, passing glances (from either party. These sculptures do seem to be staring straight into your soul). Tsuji’s treatment of his subjects is loving and celebratory – you get the impression he really came to know and…
 
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • 7 Photography Tips to Create The Perfect Shot

    Kathleen Burns
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Taking beautiful and professional-quality photos involves thought, timing, and technique. Think clearly about what you are attempting to capture or create and what you want the viewer to come away with after looking at your photos. Snapping the perfect shot requires timing and technique What makes a great photo is its ability to convey emotion. Emotions in a…
  • 7 Reasons Why Stock Photography Sucks Your Sales Away

    Kathleen Burns
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    People can quickly tell when something is fake. Why would you risk tainting your brand with labels such as cheap or generic by adding stock photography to your visual content? Research shows that regular photos receive a 2.35% click-through-rate while Instagram-style photos received CTRs as high as 8%. Sales mirror that effect with a conversion…
  • 9 Popular NFL Team Logos: Typographic Evolution

    Shyrose Vastani
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Graphic communication deals with many subjects, where the most beautifully driven idea is of typography. It dates back to ancient epochs and has undergone a number of changes over the period of time. We see a huge inclination of designers on the typographic element in their designs. Different industries adopt and adapt the art of…
  • Infographics: Mitigating the Gender Effect in Business

    Shyrose Vastani
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    ‘Gender stereotypes’ is a discourse that has become a pre-dominant notion in the business world.  A comparative analysis of the last few years highlights the changing role of men and women as entrepreneurs. While there is a huge scope for entrepreneurs to explore the upcoming trends in marketing it is also time for small business…
  • 15 Astonishing NFL Logo Tweaks

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:23 am
    If logos were to tell the state of their teams It’s the fantasy world of football, anything is possible here. While the world wants to see their favorite teams in action, people try some derogatory monikers to irritate rival fans. We have something else in mind. Though there are some teams that need to properly…
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    Product Lifecycle Report

  • Bringing Robotics and Engineering to East Africa

    Maria Doyle
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    One man's mission to bring engineering and robotics to the young people of Uganda.
  • IoT Hackathon Challenges Students to Think Differently

    Michelle Millier
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hackathons are the biggest thing to happen to education since the rise of the Internet, allowing students to not only take what they’ve learned in school and apply it to the real world, but also master new skills they may not pick up in a classroom.
  • Hybrid and Electric Big Players at Detroit Auto Show

    Brant Henne
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It can take several years for cars to...
  • Boston Emerges as IoT Hub

    Jon Marcus
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The IoT is projected to have as much as a $2.3 trillion global economic impact by 2025, and as competition becomes fierce among cities that want to be at the center of the hub, Boston rises as a potential contender.
  • Your Value Chain is Smarter. Are You?

    Nancy Pardo
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today's smart connected product’s are becoming first-class participants in their own value chains, impacting every facet of business from how products are created and sold, to how they are serviced and operated.
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    HOW Design

  • Custom Typeface in Guardians of the Galaxy

    Amanda Aszman
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are you registered for the biggest (and, let’s not be modest, the best) gathering of creative professionals anywhere? What are you waiting for!? You’re invited to join us as we celebrate our 25th anniversary in Chicago May 4-8 with what is sure to be the most inspiring, informational, educational, and talked-about HOW Design Live yet. Early bird rates end Feb. 3. If you’ve seen Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, you’re well aware of how effectively those first few seconds grab the viewer. In director James Gunn’s amusing opening sequence, Star-Lord…
  • Combining Typefaces: Psychedelic, Sophisticated, Sci-Fi

    Tony Seddon
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    Tony Seddon’s new book Type Teams provides the information and inspiration you need to make the best choices when bringing typefaces together. This informative guide includes 149 type combinations with highly detailed, visual examples to help inspire your next design project. Read an excerpt and see several examples from Type Teams below, or get your copy here. From the Introduction to Type Teams Choosing a typeface is a bit like deciding what music to listen to. You run through your collection of CDs or MP3 downloads, something catches your eye, and you press “play”. You might have…
  • 10 Eye-Catching Graphic Designer Resumes

    Natalie Boyd
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    HOW Design Live delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career — in one essential event! Join us in Chicago, May 4-8, 2015! “A resume should be treated as one of your major design jobs. The typeface you use, the layout, etc all show exactly what level of design you are at. Every detail counts, and the sum of these details gives an impression of you as a designer.” – from What They Didn’t Teach You in Design School by Phil Cleaver. Self-promotion is essential to a graphic designer’s success. As a creative, expertly branding and…
  • 8 Places to Prowl for Creative Inspiration

    Sam Harrison
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Are you on the prowl for creative inspiration and professional development? HOW Design Live delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful creative career—in one essential event. Inspiration doesn’t ship FedEx—don’t count on it to absolutely, positively get there overnight. “You can’t wait for inspiration,” said author Jack London. “You have to go after it with a club.” And a more contemporary philosopher/rapper Will i Am put it this way: “When inspiration calls, you need to answer the phone and give it directions to your house.” In short, we can’t sit…
  • New Year, New Goals

    Ed Roberts
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Setting goals for the year? Make HOW Design Live 2015 one of your priorities. HOW delivers everything you need to pursue a fulfilling, successful career in-house—in one essential event. photo from Shutterstock During the past holiday season, a time when football, hockey, friends, family and snow angels converge, a personal workload could rival the magnitude of a professional one. While in the midst of juggling all the joy and happiness culminating in a unified count down to the New Year, there’s one professional ball in-house managers would not want to see dropped—performance…
 
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    Kristalia

  • Lobester Apparel per Kristalia

    Manuel Da Ros
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    Continuous the collaboration between Lobster Apparel and Kristalia. After opening the doors of the company to two skater the collaboration continues with the development of a line of workwear customized ad hoc. It is useless to ask in the store, clothing is only available to employees of Kristalia : ) L'articolo Lobester Apparel per Kristalia sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Dear Santa Claus

    Manuel Da Ros
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    Today we found this letter under the tree Christmas addressed to Santa Claus. we decided to publish it in the hope that the request is being considered. Dear Santa Claus, has been so long since I do not write to you. have passed many many years. I thinking of you because I have a very great desire. I’d like to have a new headquarters where working with my colleagues. A large place, with plenty of natural light, between plants. a place to work peacefully in the company of my colleagues and where to accommodate all the friends old and new. I’m not asking you to build a new place,…
  • Finger skate

    Manuel Da Ros
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
    A fingerboard is a working replica (about 1:8 scaled) of a skateboard that a person “rides” by replicating skateboarding maneuvers with their hand. It and can also be referred to as a fingerskate or fingerskateboard. The device itself is a scaled-down skateboard complete with moving wheels, graphics and trucks.[1] A fingerboard is commonly around 10 centimeters long, and can have a variety of widths going from 29 to 33mm (or more). Skateboarding tricks may be performed using fingers instead of feet. Tricks done on a fingerboard are inspired by tricks done on real skateboards. From…
  • Feliz Navidad

    Manuel Da Ros
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    Tonight we’ll christmas dinner, this year’s dinner will be themed Spain the main dish will be the paella. For this reason our soundtrack will only cover of “Feliz Navidad” L'articolo Feliz Navidad sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Lamb live at Casa Bertallot – We Fall In Love

    Manuel Da Ros
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    #fridayjazz today with: Lamb live at Casa Bertallot – We Fall In Love Andy Barlow, Lou Rhodes and Jon Thorne from the album Back Space Unwind L'articolo Lamb live at Casa Bertallot – We Fall In Love sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
 
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    DesignFaves

  • Seeing world leaders on the toilet will make you feel more important

    Justin Crowe
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In her hilarious new series ‘The Daily Duty,’ artist Cristina Guggeri depicts some of the world’s most powerful people on the toilet. The series reminds us that they are just regular old humans, and reminds them that they are in power to represent  the regular old humans who put them in power. “The artistic idea comes from the fact of having to get everyone on the same level. We do our daily duties in the same way. We sit on our ‘Throne’ in silence, only with ourselves,” Guggeri tells Bored Panda. The series uses a shared experience to level the playing…
  • Watch the most epic milk powder advertisement ever made

    Justin Crowe
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    In an ad campaign reminiscent of LeBron James’ trademark chalk throwing, dancer Noi Pakon makes an unexpected substance incredibly elegant. The talented performer intensely grabs, moves, and throws milk powder in this new ad for Kievit. The performance in the video below is beautiful and could be separated from knowing the origin of the substance to stand on its own as a work of art. That is what makes this ad so brilliant. The work was conceptualised by agency Norvell Jefferson and the combined film and photos were shot by photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte. If you like the ad, check…
  • Rainbow walkway provides a stunning multi-colored panoramic view

    Steph Guinan
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the Danish city of Arhus, an unlikely installation is perched atop the ARoS Museum of Art. With tinted windows mimicking a color wheel, the circular walkway above the building’s roofline provides 360-degree views. ‘Your Rainbow Panorama,’ as the project is titled, was envisioned by German artist Olafur Eliasson. The colored glass windowpanes give visitors a chance to look out upon a color-tinted city, but the installation also offers the experience of immersing yourself in the colored light shining into the walkway. The walkway is nearly 10 feet wide and extends nearly…
  • Photographs isolate light for a powerful symbol of hope and life

    Laura Smith
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    At first, one might mistake ‘After Lights Out,’ Julien Mauve’s photographic series, for simple nightscapes. However, a closer inspection reveals a deeper more specific message at work. Through found and photoshopped scenarios, this French photographer reintroduces a darkness into the landscape unmarred by the glow of cell phones, streetlights, skyscrapers, and billboards. However, each dark manmade landscape is pierced by one solitary light. Such specificity gives light a symbolic presence within these images. Light becomes a demarcation of life, activity and sight; a…
  • Elegant Japanese illustrations of European landscapes

    Nhan Tran
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Fumio Watanabe is a contemporary Japanese illustrator who makes lovely eye candy in the form of brightly colored illustrations of European landscapes. To make the scenery pop, he’s not afraid to incorporate a wide range of bold color palettes and repeating patterns and textures. His latest works are a series of imagined European landscapes through the changing of the seasons. The architecture of Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Netherlands is among the inspirations. His elegant illustrations look like they belong in vintage postcards and travel posters, with saturation cranked…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • 25 Most Popular (and Worthless) Passwords

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    It seems there is a new hacking situation on a very regular basis on the news. We're talking big hacks of major companies. When those hacks occur, it often can mean millions of customers have their login credentials stolen. The folks at SplashData look over all the data and compile an annual list of the most commonly used passwords. Below is the list for 2013 and you'll find the change from 2012 in parenthesis. 123456 (Unchanged)password (Unchanged)12345 (Up 17)12345678 (Down 1)qwerty (Down 1)123456789 (Unchanged)1234 (Up 9)baseball (New)dragon (New)football (New)1234567 (Down 4)monkey (Up…
  • Free Bilbo Script Font Perfect For All Hobbits

    Foster D. Coburn III
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Some of you will find it shocking that I've not seen any of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies. I don't avoid movies, I just didn't seem to have an interest in those particular films. But when I saw the name of today's free fonts, Bilbo, I immediately thought of the title character from those films, Bilbo Baggins. I don't think these OpenType script fonts have any relation to the films or the characters, but they might just be the scripts you need for a project. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts…
  • Get Windows 10 For Free!

    Foster D. Coburn III
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you been slow to move to the newest versions of Windows in the past? If you are still using Windows XP, that's definitely true. Even many users of Windows 7 hesitate to upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 as they don't see any benefit. Microsoft wants to do everything possible to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 when it is available. So they are giving away Windows 10 upgrades for free! Yes, there are some specifics if you want to get the free version. It will be available to users currently on Windows 7 or 8 and the upgrade will only be available for the first year. After the first year, the…
  • Fill Your Front Bay With Memory Card Reader And USB Ports

    Foster D. Coburn III
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I've yet to see a computer that had enough USB ports for me. And I'm always pulling a memory card from a camera to transfer the pictures into my desktop computer for editing. What I do have available on my desktop are several empty front bays. It all leads to a perfect scenario to get something to slide into an empty bay that gives me a way to plug in more devices and get pictures from my memory cards. Picture below is the Rosewill 2-Port USB 3.0 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub eSATA Multi-In-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Connector. It reads all the popular memory cards and provides 4 USB 2.0 ports,…
  • Social Media Explained Gives You Knowledge You Need

    Foster D. Coburn III
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I've read each of Mark Schaefer's previous books: Return on Influence, Tao of Twitter and Born to Blog. Each of those books has given me knowledge I can put to use immediately. I'm a little late to get Social Media Explained: Untangling the World's Most Misunderstood Business Trend but I'm excited for my copy to arrive as I'm sure I'll learn some more good information. In the last couple of years, I've dedicated a lot of my time to the world of social media. You'll find a detailed tutorial I wrote about it in CorelDRAW Web & Social Media Success Kit, I've implemented social media plans…
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  • Using Dining Room Chairs in New Ways! You no longer need to have...

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Using Dining Room Chairs in New Ways! You no longer need to have that perfectly matched dining room suite to be in style these days.  In fact, mixing and matching dining room chairs is a hot new trend that you can pull off easily. Part of the benefit of doing this is that you can find very budget-friendly options by using vintage or random chairs to create your own personal look. http://blog.franceandson.com/using-dining-room-chairs-new-ways/
  • Spotlight on Designers: Mies Van Der Rohe Born in 1886, Mies van...

    12 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    Spotlight on Designers: Mies Van Der Rohe Born in 1886, Mies van der Rohe was a German American architect who, along with Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as being one of the pioneers of modern architecture. Van der Rohe established a style that represented modern architecture just like the Classical and Gothic movements did for their own eras. His buildings typically used materials like industrial steel and plate glass in defining the interior spaces and he nicknamed his buildings “skin and bones” architecture. He is the architect who coined the phrase “God is in the details”,…
  • In this edition of Street Seats we whipped out one of our more...

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

    skyant
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Navi-torch is a multifunctional torch, which is a combination of torch and navigator, and it can project the destination direction arrow onto the ground, indicating the forward direction. This torch is suitable for those people who love camping or field trip. Produced by Jones He. You Might Also LikeTriposo Travel BeltNavigation watchMultifunctional iPhone shell designFelt furnitureLove Handles – creative sofa chair design
  • Eco Pot – flower pot and pen holder

    skyant
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    If you want to have a multifunctional penholder in your office desk, this design you should not miss. Eco Pot is a wood artwork on the table that designed by Ukraine based designer Julia Kononenko, which can be used as ornamental plant and pen holder. This creative design brings you a little garden, excellent and practical. You Might Also LikeUsed shoe flower potFacepot, innovative flower potRolling flower potCreative sunshine flower potLet us work together to make a flower pot
  • Cutest mushroom lamp

    skyant
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Mushroom should be the highest photographed plant in the animated cartoon, inspired by the mushroom in Disney animated films, Quarch Atelier studio has produced this cutest mushroom lamp. This lamp is made of blown glass and handmade by Italian craftsman. It is small and cute, brings us warm and lively feelings. In addition, it has many different colors and colored glass shade, users can change them according to their mood. You Might Also LikeTerho lamp by Maija PuoskariMilo greenhouse droplightNeon table lampBicho lampPandora lamp
  • Funnel Pot

    skyant
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Funnel Pot is a conceptual pot design with the feature of water controlling, which looks like water ladle. It has a built-in removable silicone mesh filter, easy to use and avoid the waste. Produced by Bosoon Kang. You Might Also LikeCrevice lampD-roll – conceptual notebook computer designSky planterDown up 3d printed tapEco Pot – flower pot and pen holder
  • Swirl light

    skyant
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    Swirl light consists of some thin pieces of curved wood with certain radian, brings us whirlpool effect that looks like water and wind. The pieces of wood are connected by nails, and Swirl is designed by Belarus based Solovyovdesign studio. You Might Also LikeBULBING table lampMogo Light: bring us back to the basicsFoldable StoolBottle of mineral water humidifierLithe Clock
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    Creatives Wall

  • How to Use Google Fonts for Better Website Texture

    mameara
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:58 am
    When it comes to website design, webmasters always focus on the background image, content layout, logo design, sidebar, header and footer. In fact, the customization of font is also important. After all, people who visit your site mainly read the textual content to get what you want them to know, so a proper typeface with right size and clear display can never be ignored, which can improve the reading experience of your visitors greatly. In general, webmasters use Arial, Helvetica, Georgia and Verdana as the web fonts. But what if you want to use something different? Here, we highly recommend…
  • Top 5 Website Design Tips for Personal Blog Site

    mameara
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:49 am
    Having an online presence is popular in today’s digital world. People use it to share their daily activities, to contact with their friends, to showcase their expertise and knowledge, and even to start an e-business. As investigated, there are millions of blog sites published online every day. This huge popularity makes it difficult for you to make new blogs stand out from the crowd. In this case, there are so many tutorials concerning about how to make a blog attractive, among which the overall design tips are the most effective ones. After all, before going through the content, people…
  • 30 Free PSD Website Templates

    Hasan
    3 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Using free web elements in website design is good idea specially for developers! but not all developers or designers can make a suitable combination between the website elements I think they need to get complete design to use it in your website design, in this post we find 30 free PSD website templates to use in your next website design. Free beach tour travel planner PSD web template Download   Free Professional PSD Template BlueMasters Download   Bold PSD Theme Download Business Website Template Design Download   Candilicious: Free PSD Website Template Download   The…
  • 25 Free Vector World Maps

    mameara
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    If you are looking to use a world map in your design works and need it with high resolution or even inspire your self! then you are in the right place here we collected 25 free vector world map that you can use it in your designs work. Wikipedia Blank Map – World Download (PNG, SVG)   Wikimedia Blank Map – Flat World Download (PNG, SVG)   Free vectorial world map Download (AI, JPG)   Global Map Vector Download (AI)   World Map Vector Download (PDF)   Dots World Map Download (AI)   Vector World map background (PSD) Download (PSD)   Earth Map…
  • 24 Free Script Fonts

    mameara
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you want to use script fonts in your design works then you have to check out this post. This post contains 24 free script fonts that can be used in your next design works,  Please read the author license before you use these fonts. The lobster Font Download Font   Kaushan Script Font Download Font   Dancing Script Font Download Font   Blenda Script – Free Font Download Font   Streetwear (Free Font) Download Font   Bispo (free) Typeface Download Font   Braxton free font Download Font   Handwriting – Haiku’s Script Font Download Font…
 
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  • GT Bikes logo vector download free

    thNga
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    GT Bikes vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo GT Bikes vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post GT Bikes logo vector download free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Pit bull vector logo download free

    thNga
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    Pit bull vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Pit bull current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Pit bull vector logo download free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • NTT DoCoMo logo vector free

    Dian N
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    NTT DoCoMo vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo NTT DoCoMo vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post NTT DoCoMo logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Barbie logo vector free download

    thNga
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Barbie vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Barbie vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Barbie logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Vinaphone logo vector download free

    Dian N
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    Vinaphone vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Vinaphone vector in Adobe Illustrator Artwork (AI) file format The post Vinaphone logo vector download free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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  • Decorate With Plants

    kyla
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Up until last summer, I steered away from owning a houseplant. It had nothing to do with not liking plants, I guess I just tend to kill them faster then most humans on the planet. In general, I think I’m a bit intimidated. I owned a jade tree in junior high and it thrived, but everything else seemed to die when I neared it. After moving into the new house, I longed to have pretty greenery but really knew nothing about feeding or watering…only killing. I dragged my feet until last August when I attended The Renegade Craft Fair with Laura from Avery Street Design. Hence forth,…
  • Found & Foraged #10

    kyla
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Wow! Saturday night already! Where does the time go. Well, I literally just got off a plane and walked through the door, I’m back from Alt Summit with some serious stories to tell. I had a blast, I’m exhausted, I’m giddy with excitement and brewing some creative geniusness over here. Basically my mind is spinning, and I can’t wait to give you a recap…but not tonight. Tonight is Found & Foraged night! It’s your night. So without further ado, let’s get this linky party started! MORE AFTER THE JUMP F O L L O W  U S  A T THE BIG REVEAL    blog …
  • Book Club — Yes Please by Amy Poehler

    kyla
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    OK you guys! I’ve picked a new book for our book club. I hope you all have read #GIRLBOSS, but if you haven’t no big deal. Like I said before, this is a no pressure, no obligation read as fast or slow as you wish kinda club. I chose Yes Please by Amy Poehler because it was recommended to me by a fellow House Of Hipsters reader whom I’ve known since Preschool/Kindergarten. It’s so crazy how this blog has brought so many people into my life again — new and old.   MORE AFTER THE JUMP So far, I like the wise voice of Amy…I haven’t finished, but almost…
  • Coco Carpets

    kyla
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A few months ago, I stumbled across the company Coco Carpets. See, I was on Pinterest late one night (no surprise there) and this a-mazing boucherouite Moroccan rug stopped me in my tracks. Now, if you’ve been watching my Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been pining away for the perfect rug. It’s become a thing. At one point I had 3 rugs I didn’t like in the basement storage room and The Boy said if I brought a new rug home, an old one had to leave the nest. ERMERGERD! Who says this kind of things! What sort of monster are you? via Coco Carpets MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
  • FOUND & FORAGED #9

    kyla
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Hello lovelies! It must be 8PM…welcome back to another Found & Foraged Saturday night! A linky party celebrating a community that shares, creates and inspires. I hope you all had a wonderful week. At the moment, I’m fending off my flu infested home and chomping on Airborne and Zicam like it’s going outta style. So far, only The Boy and Little Dude are hacking and barking like seals. Little Maus and I have managed to steer clear of the plague. I’m bound and determined to battle this illness, armed with Clorox, rubber gloves and vitamin c until AFTER Altitude Summit.
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    DesignCular

  • 25 Cool Mother Daughter Tattoos

    DesignCular Team
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Tattoos can be used to express sentiments of passion. Mother is the most imperative lady in every girl’s life. There’s dependably an exceptional bond between a mother and her little girl. Each and every mother and daughter can confirm this proclamation. The bond is solid and unique on the grounds that a lady understands a […] The post 25 Cool Mother Daughter Tattoos appeared first on Designcular.
  • 15+ Blank T-Shirt Vector Templates for Download

    DesignCular Team
    25 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    T-shirt printing has made a lot of progress from stencil cutting and other outdated printing procedures. With the advent of new innovation and more effective methods for placing pictures onto fabric and clothes, the eventual fate of shirt printing is looking better than anyone might have expected. Expert printing services use the most exemplary technology […] The post 15+ Blank T-Shirt Vector Templates for Download appeared first on Designcular.
  • 40 Big Bold Stylish Fonts of 2014

    DesignCular Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Whether you are looking to make your business logo or you wish to illustrate something specific out to endorse, one thing that you may not consider is your font. Fonts are a visual part of your message that you may have not considered but can be very crucial. Great fonts are those offer you a […] The post 40 Big Bold Stylish Fonts of 2014 appeared first on Designcular.
  • Giveaway: WordPress Themes by Grovepixels Lifetime Membership

    DesignCular Team
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    WordPress is one of the best and the most popular CMS. There are millions of free and premium themes available online for wordpress. We have already shared many round ups posts related to wordpress themes like Education WordPress Themes, Minimalist WordPress Themes, Free Portfolio WordPress Themes etc. but today we are here with a giveaway for our […] The post Giveaway: WordPress Themes by Grovepixels Lifetime Membership appeared first on Designcular.
  • 23 Creative Logo Designs for Designers

    DesignCular Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Your logo is the signature of your brand, and one of your company’s most profitable resources. It is the only component that will symbolize your brand more than all else. A well designed logo is one that reflects your business and conveys your message. It needs to be basic, extraordinary, essential, flexible and easily comprehensible. […] The post 23 Creative Logo Designs for Designers appeared first on Designcular.
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

    caitlink
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their homes. Generally, the main reasons are to improve the look and feel of their space, increase its value, and nowadays, improve energy efficiency. In extreme situations (such as natural disasters), homeowners may be faced with less cosmetic renovations that may include securing a foundation or improving the insulation. In any event, it’s important to assess the situation and ask yourself: “Which room do I need to renovate the most and will the renovation bring a maximum return on my investment (ROI)?” Kitchen and bathroom…
  • 7 Money-Saving Tips for Your 2015 Home Improvement Projects

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    With 2015 upon us, there’s no doubt the majority of Americans have already formulated a list of well-intentioned resolutions – and may have even included some type of home improvement project in the mix. Financial experts say that Americans took more control of their finances and made money-related resolutions more of a priority in 2014 than they have in the last five years. According to the Fidelity Investments: Fidelity 2014 New Year Financial Study, short-term savings goals are becoming more prevalent, making it easier to stay focused on turning smaller resolutions into reality.
  • 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Every year, on January 1st, you begin to think about all of the things you want to do differently in the New Year. Lose weight. Exercise more. Drink less. Save money. Pay off debt. Spend more time with the family. But what about setting some goals for your home improvement objectives? Meeting goals for your home can help you feel less stressed and more organized in your life. You can even pick one thing to focus on per month, so you won’t feel overwhelmed about having to get everything done at once! 1) Clear the Clutter! Make folders where you can store different kinds of mail – bills,…
  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

    MBecchi
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Are you hosting holiday gatherings this year? Do you feel like your kitchen doesn’t quite look presentable? Well Granite Transformations has some quick and easy makeover updates you can do to your kitchen to brush it up and make it look and feel like new again. Even the smallest touches can make a huge difference. So start now – the holidays are right around the corner! Here are some festive and functional kitchen makeover updates to help you prepare for the busy holiday season:   1. Get New Countertops: With Granite Transformations, you can update and enhance your kitchen…
  • 6 Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry. With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the…
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    Serifs & Sans

  • A Charming Packaging Design for a Wine

    Serifs&Sans
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Charming Packaging Design for Wenzel by Moodly Brand Identity and Zachary Kutz From the Designer: Since 1647 The Wenzel family from Rust, Austria has been growing, harvesting, and making wine without interruption. It goes without saying that a good wine takes time. And a good wine, needs a good design. With inspiration from the handcraft, the harvest, and the calmness of nature the Corporate Design was grown. The labels show more than just the grape – they show and tell a story. The classic labels bear a handwritten lettering symbolising the human interaction, and the special wines bear a…
  • Simple, Stylish Branding Design for Violeta

    Serifs&Sans
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Stylish Branding Design for Violeta by Anagrama From the Designer: Violeta is a traditional Argentinian bakery located in the well-off neighborhood of Las Lomas de San Isidro in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Named after its founder, Violeta creates beautiful, hand-crafted bread, cakes and pastries. With more than 30 years in the hearts of the people of Buenos Aires, Violeta now plans to start up franchises in Miami, Florida. We designed Violeta’s new identity with the mission to communicate quality and sophistication without losing approachability. Our proposal draws inspiration from…
  • Aged Typeface Used for a Monument

    Serifs&Sans
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Typeface for a World War II Monument by Akos Polgardi From the Designer: I was commissioned to design a custom typeface for a World War II monument at Eötvös Loránd University commemorating the university’s students and professors who fell victim to the war. The names of the victims, along with their most important biographical data, were CNC-milled into bronze rods built into the facades of the school’s buildings at its Trefort Garden campus. The stripe is 1 cm in height and 200 meters in length, featuring the names of 198 victims in 9454 characters. 180 kg of bronze have been…
  • Charismatic and Beautiful Packaging Design for Project Charisma

    Serifs&Sans
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Beautiful Packaging Design for Project Charisma – Aurora and Ross by Ken Lo From the Designer: Aurora is the northern lights, a beautiful and natural scene in the night sky. She is the symbol of mysterious and fascinating charisma. Ross is red. She is associated with the color of love, passion, romance, enthusiasm, confidence and courage.  
  • Metal Textured Branding Design for an Architectural Metal Material

    Serifs&Sans
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Textured Branding Design for Archimesh by Makoto Kamimura  
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Stylish Residence in Taipei

    Vania
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    This elegant and stylish private residence located in Taiwan is designed by J.C. Architecture and the leading role in the interior is left to the beautiful local woodwork and the beige tonalities that shape a space with Asian simplicity and warm coziness. The space arrangement has elegant and contemporary fluid like motion underlined by some graphic expressions of the architecture like the wave details at the ceiling or the smooth curve at some of the angles throughout the premises. Read the rest of Stylish Residence in Taipei originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Acoustic Wall Panel Collection by Wilhelmiina Kosonen

    Vania
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    Gran RU Collection by Wilhelmiina Kosonen is an acoustic wall panels, an innovative way to create a visual experience using 3d-texture and ecological materials. Read the rest of Acoustic Wall Panel Collection by Wilhelmiina Kosonen originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Volume and Maggiolina at Maison et Objet in Paris

    Vania
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Volume and Maggiolina are the new lighting design collections by .exnovo – a pioneer in the use of professional 3D printing to manufacture lighting accessories and furnishings. You can see .exnovo collection at Maison et Objet in Paris -Hall. 8 now, stand C 19. Read the rest of Volume and Maggiolina at Maison et Objet in Paris originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Studio A – Hairdressing Salon by Think Forward

    Vania
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    What will you need to create a smart working space, hairdressing salon that will attract young, open-minded customers? Designers Galina Milkova and Nedko Nikolov from Think Forward studio used a light zen inspired colour scheme, mirror wall and modern furniture to create Studio A. Read the rest of Studio A – Hairdressing Salon by Think Forward originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Luxury Villa on Lake Snagov

    Vania
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    This contemporary architectural project of DOOI Studio in Romania is luckily situated at the verge of vast forests and beautiful shores of Snagov Lake – exceptional and secluded location. The inner premises with their vast (double height) volumes, grand soft furniture elements and wood cladding of the walls carry an eclectic hint of the socialist architecture and design – especially when concerns big residential project located in beautiful natural surroundings. This fusion of contemporary dynamic and settled “Soc- lux” brings interesting and elegant value to the interior. Read…
 
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    VectorSpace

  • The Best CSS Free Pattern Generators Online

    falantia
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    Patterns look great and they are widely used in web design but it seem to be difficult creating them from scratch. The web is full of free tools that allow you to create your own pattern in a few minutes without facing any difficulties. Here I’m listing 6 powerful online generators that can help you to create patterns and save money and time. And if you really don’t know how patterns work and you’re just copy-pasting them, you should check out this article  and find out how they are created.     1. Patternify Patternify lets you create simple pixel…
  • Free Halloween Party Invitations

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

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

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

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

  • Color Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

    dipa
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:38 pm
    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, is one of the greatest pieces of literature out there. But, perhaps, it is best remembered and spoken about for its color symbolism. For example, at the end of the novel, green color symbolism is used to depict the limitless promises of an unachievable dream which the main character, Gatsby, pursues until the very end. The main reason why Color symbolism in the Great Gatsby is a highly studied topic is due to the fact that the writer also happens to be a painter. Naturally, he has used various colors to make this literary work extremely…
  • Color Symbolism in Chinese Culture: What do Traditional Chinese Colors Mean?

    dipa
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    One need not be a designer to have a special relationship with colors. Everyone has a favorite and in many cases, their culture also plays a significant role when it comes to associating symbolic or hidden meanings with different colors. The same is true in Chinese culture. A country with a rich heritage; China uses colors symbolically within every ritual, ceremony, festival and, lately, even in business. In fact; compared to the West, China has a surprisingly different and more powerful color symbolism. Let us study what different colors mean in Chinese culture. Color Symbolism in Chinese…
  • Color Symbolism in Literature: What Do Colors Mean in Literature and Poetry?

    dipa
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Colors have been used in stories since as early as the first story was told. Writers and poets use colors to create concrete images of their characters, scenes and events.Language itself uses a system of symbols, either verbal or written. Therefore, color symbolism in literature imparts a deeper meaning to the words which, in turn, help transform the written content into a more powerful instrument. Naturally, the reader must also have prior experience with the color in order to interpret the symbolism (that the creator has in mind) correctly. This is the main reason why poems and books mean…
  • Colors of Roses: What Do They Mean?

    dipa
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Buying roses for someone can be a joyful as well as a stressful process: joyful because there are very few people in the world who wouldn’t appreciate these beautiful flowers and stressful because different colors of roses symbolize different sentiments and emotions. By knowing exactly what each rose color represents, you can select the right shades in order to correctly convey a heartfelt message to the recipient. Use this guide on meaning of color of roses to understand the significance of each color. Red Rose: What does a red rose mean? Traditionally, red roses have always symbolized…
  • Color Meanings in Dreams: What Does Dreaming in Color Mean?

    dipa
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    In our waking state, colors stimulate emotions. Similarly, colors also stimulate emotions in dreams. Scientific REM studies have proven that we tend to dream in colors but we do not always recall them. The meaning of colors in dreams is not just indicative of the dreamers’ emotional states but also one’s personality traits. In this guide, we will study the meaning of colors in dreams. Color meanings in dreams According to Robert Hoss who has extensively studied the significance of color meanings in dreams and its interpretations, dreams are characterized by the following aspects: Most…
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  • 23 DIY Hacks To Make Store-Bought Cake Mix Awesome

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    When you buy the standard cake mix we all usually follow the instructions on the back of the box. But did you know there are many DIY hacks to make store-bought cake mix awesome! There are so many possibilities you can create when it comes to your usual store-bought cake mix, these twenty threes do-it-yourself […] The post 23 DIY Hacks To Make Store-Bought Cake Mix Awesome appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 31 Hilarious Valentines For Unromantic People

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:25 am
    For those of you who are the unromantic type in relationships looking for a Valentine’s Day gift will love these Valentines for unromantic people. Many people will be buying boxes of chocolates or roses, but if you’re looking to give your Valentines a funny but risky gift – why not try these! On average, men […] The post 31 Hilarious Valentines For Unromantic People appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 23 Non-Alcoholic Cocktails That Taste Better Than Booze

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:29 am
    Sometimes it’s fun to spice things up a bit in the kitchen when making drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails can bring a fresh new ideas to the table. Who says you can only have fun with alcohol? These non-alcoholic cocktails will surprise you with their look and vibrant taste! Alcohol free, or non-alcoholic beverages, are non-alcoholic […] The post 23 Non-Alcoholic Cocktails That Taste Better Than Booze appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 23 Genius Ways You Can Eat Churros

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    22 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Let’s face it who doesn’t love Churros? Churros are usually made the one way, but did you know there are many ways you can make and eat Churros. We’ll be look at over twenty genius ways you can eat Churros and recipes and how to make these various types of Churros. A churro is a […] The post 23 Genius Ways You Can Eat Churros appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 20 Photos of Wild Animals Taking Over Abandoned House in the Woods

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    22 Jan 2015 | 5:34 pm
    House in the Woods is a photo series by Finnish photographer Kai Fagerström. In Finland Kai captures photographs of wild animals taking over an abandoned house deep in the woods. After a fire burned down six cottages the buildings started to decay, animals are now calling the abandoned place their home. We’ll be looking at 20 Photos of Wild Animals Taking […] The post 20 Photos of Wild Animals Taking Over Abandoned House in the Woods appeared first on Design Bump.
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  • Awesome inside-out house

    Ivana Mirchevska
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    The Australian architecture firm Andrew Maynard Architects created the first inside-out house in the world. Named “Cut Paw Paw” after the parish in which it presides, this house is unlike any other. Interestingly, the... The post Awesome inside-out house appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Slim and elegant chair with graphic and essential lines

    Ivana Mirchevska
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Antia by Alpestudio Architetti Associati, is the latest piece of furniture from Formabilio. Anita is a neatly designed chair, made of steel bar with essential graphic lines. The structure of the rod defines the back, as well as the... The post Slim and elegant chair with graphic and essential lines appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Tiny cottage with a spectacular view

    Ivana Mirchevska
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    With an area of only 30 square meters, it is hard to believe that this miniature house can offer comfort and warm atmosphere. But when you see the interior and the spectacular views you will instantly... The post Tiny cottage with a spectacular view appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Beautifully decorated Scandinavian loft with cheerful colors

    Ivana Mirchevska
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    In the series of pure white, modest and minimalist Scandinavian interiors, this cheerfully arranged loft is truly refreshing .The owners of this apartment wanted to feel relaxed and comfortable so they decided to decorate... The post Beautifully decorated Scandinavian loft with cheerful colors appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Paris in 2050 – is this the future of the City of Lights?

    Ivana Mirchevska
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Recently the Paris City Hall created the Climate Energy Plan, which aims to reduce 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions. Architect Vincent Callebaut in cooperation with the City Hall and engineers from Setec Bâitment... The post Paris in 2050 – is this the future of the City of Lights? appeared first on The Design Home.
 
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  • Arena 10 sophisticated jewelry package design

    Deep Datta
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Arena 10 sophisticated jewelry package design is a great example of classy, high-end packaging which elevates value of the product. Arena 10 Copenhagen have long been market leaders in terms of producing quality jewelry design. Their work on ornaments have found patrons from the most elite strata of society. Danish designers Dyhr.Hagen delivered a truly sharp, clean package design which… Read More »The post Arena 10 sophisticated jewelry package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Shot Glass Holder package design

    Deep Datta
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Shot Glass Holder package design from Backhouse delivers a creative packaging structure to hold and protect six breakable glassware, a brand image and packaging graphics. Designer Yuya Yoshida beautifully blends the carefree, cult motif of Wild West theme – complete with revolver barrel like structure to hold six shots. The fable created to accompany the design was centered around Bill Backhouse, a fictional… Read More »The post Shot Glass Holder package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Classy men’s grooming kit design

    Deep Datta
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Classy men’s grooming kit design for Brooklyn is a triumph for old-school masculine charm, touch of antique brand identity and use of warm, rustic colors. When Brooklyn men’s fashion decided to lend some oomph to their grooming kit, the Mexican designer Alfredo Ortiz Catedral was summoned. The result was a wonderful, antique touch to their traditional kit – adding conspicuous Victorian-era… Read More »The post Classy men’s grooming kit design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Panda Champagne funny bottle design

    Deep Datta
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Panda Champagne funny bottle design highlights the best and worst of what a light-hearted design can do to a brand image. First, the good part. Designed by Argentine agency Dizen in pairing with Happy Socks the bottle is clean and minimal to look at. The white background of the body is smartly integrated to play the fur of the Panda, with… Read More »The post Panda Champagne funny bottle design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • A Photography Legend Revisited: Ana Mendieta

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    24 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    One of the most well known, and prominent figures in artistic photography is a Cuban refugee by the name of Ana Mendieta. As a performance artists, Ana was best known for her “earth-body” art work, which depicts her in various poses, seemingly experiencing a spiritual and physical connection with the Earth. Though she died under suspicious circumstances at… Read More »The post A Photography Legend Revisited: Ana Mendieta appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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    Gates Interior Design

  • NonToxic Drain Cleaner

    Amanda Gates
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:22 pm
    I’ve been blogging for over six years now. I have been approached by all sorts of manufacturers and vendors looking to get their products in my hands, and out onto the inter webs; but rarely does the product align with my values and mission. When I was originally contacted by drainwig I turned it down.… Read more The post NonToxic Drain Cleaner appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 8 Productivity Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use

    Amanda Gates
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
      Amy, from Mod City Mag, and I have been friends for quite some time now, and as entrepreneurs she and I are constantly trying to “up” our game. Whether it’s some totally rad product to help us organize, or get busy, throw in some love for Mama Earth, and we’re all over it! A few… Read more The post 8 Productivity Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The new genetically modified crops that don’t require regulation

    Amanda Gates
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me the level that companies will go to find the loophole. It was recently reported in the New York Times, that a new breed of GMO has been produced in efforts to avoid government regulation. I don’t fully understand the bio science of why this falls out of regulation, but… Read more The post The new genetically modified crops that don’t require regulation appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • BMW’s all new electric i3 car

    Amanda Gates
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    It was just announced that BMW will air it’s first commercial in four years to build up hype for it’s all new electric i3 car. Unlike most of BMW’s sleeker models, the i3 is more stocky to handle it’s carbon-fiber and aluminum structure, allowing a stronger center of gravity. But unlike most electric cars, the i3 is said… Read more The post BMW’s all new electric i3 car appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Smart Money Smart Investing – Why Saving Isn’t Enough

    Amanda Gates
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Last weekend I met with my business coach, Sue Painter, to have a business intensive for the new year. If you own a business I highly recommend that you do this. Having clarity and direction keeps you focused. It also takes the “hobby” out of your business. As my friend Stephanie Burns, from Chic CEO says, “having… Read more The post Smart Money Smart Investing – Why Saving Isn’t Enough appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    Visually Perfect

  • The Brutal & Mysterious Vikings Character Posters

    Visually Perfect
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    You Can’t Rule The World Without A FightThe HISTORY original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore – and raid – distant shores across the ocean.The word “Viking” has been synonymous with brutality, terror and mystery ever since the first Norse warriors appeared along the coasts of England and France at the end of the eighth century. Their notoriety for barbarianism without pity was an important part of the mythology that grew up around them. And while Vikings…
  • Flat Design Vs Realism, A Great Visual Battle Story!

    Visually Perfect
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    2013 was the year of the battle, Flat Design VS Realism, Some time ago a king named “REALISM” dominated the world of digital design, it was an empire based on realistic textures, luminosity and ostentatious effects! But a rationalist leader, named “FLAT”, imagined that the design of that world could be changed…A more sophisticated and versatile cousin of minimalism that can handle a lot more complexity, Flat Design or Flat UI has been one of the most talked about trends in web and user interface design in 2013 and 2014.Focus on a simple design that let’s the…
  • Is This The Future of The Airline Website Design?

    Visually Perfect
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    What If There Was A Better Way To Book A Flight? According to J.D. Power, eighty-seven percent of travelers used the Internet for the bulk of their travel planning in 2012, yet the online booking experience being offered by modern airlines is still stuck in the 90s.Inspired by the opportunity to bring progressive disruption to this huge marketplace, Fantasy Interactive (FI) reviewed all major airline websites, and graded them against design and usability criteria including: information architecture, interaction design and visual design. The results were disheartening. Unless the airlines take…
  • 7 Great Example of Parallax Scrolling In Website Design

    Visually Perfect
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Provoke curiosity with page depth and animation, Take a story-telling approach to guide visitors through the site and make page visits last longer by encouraging visitors to scroll through the entire page.The phenomenon of Parallax Scrolling Website Design has become mainstream and inspiration across the internet, bringing the user experience to a new interactive level of online viewing.The term “parallax” first came from the visual effect of 2D side scrolling video games that used different background image movement speeds to create the illusion of depth during game-play.Ian Coyle…
  • The Design & luxury of 2015 Cadillac Escalade

    Visually Perfect
    26 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The next generation Escalade and Escalade ESV is the arrival of the most anticipated generation of Cadillac’s crown jewel worthy merely of an introduction, or more of a celebration? We would argue the latter considering the level of design, craftsmanship and detail that transformed it into the epitome of luxury.The charge of taking an American icon and elevating it to extraordinary new heights – which previously existed solely in the hearts and imagination of the world’s finest designers and artisans – was as exhilarating and monumental as the vehicle itself.Welcome to the…
 
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    Design Freebie

  • How To Make Your Own Business Cards Using Photoshop

    Graphic Wolf
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    Super Easy Photoshop Tutorial for Beginner How To Make Business Cards What’s up all the beginner? Basically it is a warm up tutorial for all you dudes who are just learning Photoshop. You know it is super boring if you just start to learn the uses of each tool one The post How To Make Your Own Business Cards Using Photoshop appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Design Tips || Business Card Design ||Printing

    Graphic Wolf
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    Design Tips Business Card Design And Printing With the many marketing resources that have addressed today, many people have begun to appreciate the role of a business card to play in marketing their products and services. Print business cards that are effective and fair to the company might not be The post Design Tips || Business Card Design ||Printing appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Black Shadow In White Background Unique Business Cards Template Free # 21

    Graphic Wolf
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    Black Shadow In White Background Unique Business Cards Template Free A unique business card design is very important to spread your identification to others. Especially if you are an owner of a business company in competitor market and want to establish your business, business card strongly help you more. A  The post Black Shadow In White Background Unique Business Cards Template Free # 21 appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Effective Business Card Design Tips

    Graphic Wolf
    25 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    Design Tips For Designing a Effective Business Cards Business is just like a game. It is a very competitive industry with opponents. A standout among the most used apparatuses of the business world is the business card. Basically, they’re swapped at any event. With such a large number of business The post Effective Business Card Design Tips appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • 30+ Best Business Card Templates Psd

    Graphic Wolf
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Here we present a gorgeous and best Business Card Templates Psd collection, all are exclusive designs with elegant color combination and easy to use files. You might like these: Free Business card templates Design 3D Looking Free Business card PSD template Design Free business card templates 3 Yellowish Combination Clean The post 30+ Best Business Card Templates Psd appeared first on Design Freebie.
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