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  • Nest Chair
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Soft chair designed by Anders Backe looks and feels like a comfortable nest. Nest Chair can be folded for easy storage or transformed into a guest bed. Relax and take naps inside of a comfortable mattress inspired nest chair. Also check out: Bird’s Nest Bed and Cradle Inspired Chair
  • Presentation Design 101

    Scott Schwertly
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Great presentation design is all about simplicity: long gone are the days of layered, pixelated clip art and fourteen columns of bullet points. Instead, it’s about rewarding your audience with visual harmony and minimalism. Looking to update your presentation design from the 90’s? Here are a few tips: 1One Idea Content is the backbone of your slides, but that doesn’t mean it needs to carry the design weight. Keep things simple by only using one main idea per slide, preferably expressed in 6-10 words. Not convinced? Consider that the average person only reads 20% of the text on a regular…
  • 15 creative business card designs

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    Sabina Hona
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    If you are looking for some inspiration to design a beautiful business card then you are at the right place. We have a collection of some really cool and creative business card designs that suits best for you. These completely exciting and unique business card layouts will help you establish a professional image. Check out the layouts below! 1. Clear & Transparent Business Card Clear UV printed business card has a transparent face that stands out on its own. It’s a beautiful color and execution by Rock Design.   2. Thesherwoodgroup Thesherwoodgroup has helped numerous companies to…
  • The Influence of Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

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    Jacob Cass
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    This article has been contributed by John Clifford. Paul Rand said, “Visual communications of any kind, whether persuasive or informative, from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful.” It’s not only about how it looks, or how it works, but about how it looks and works together. Paul Rand: Thoughts on Design book cover, 1947 The American master of corporate identity, advertising, and editorial design codified his approach and methodology in the classic 1947 book Thoughts on Design. Out of…
  • Meet illustrator Peter Donnelly
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I saw this wonderfully different cover by Peter Donnelly for Organic Gardening magazine and I tracked him down. Here is the cover and some other examples of his work. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Peter Donnelly's Website... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from A little tip: Look among these listings and you'll find that many of the typeface families include one or two weights or widths for free... Visit the Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
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  • Presentation Design 101

    Scott Schwertly
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Great presentation design is all about simplicity: long gone are the days of layered, pixelated clip art and fourteen columns of bullet points. Instead, it’s about rewarding your audience with visual harmony and minimalism. Looking to update your presentation design from the 90’s? Here are a few tips: 1One Idea Content is the backbone of your slides, but that doesn’t mean it needs to carry the design weight. Keep things simple by only using one main idea per slide, preferably expressed in 6-10 words. Not convinced? Consider that the average person only reads 20% of the text on a regular…
  • 4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design

    Poppie Pack
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you tire of using illustrative patterns as backgrounds in your designs, but not sure where to start with using an image instead? With the array of photographs available, combined with fantastic filters - the versatility that the image offers is quickly making it the competing gladiator to vector backgrounds of yesteryear! Here we show you some of the awesome ways you can use images as a background in your design. How to apply effective techniques to images to create backgrounds Design is about stretching your creative wings, so keep them moving by applying filters and original…
  • Featured Blogger: Interview with Kevan Lee of Buffer

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Kevan Lee is one of the remarkable bloggers at the Buffer blog that we love to follow. He writes comprehensive articles on a wide variety of topics that keep the Buffer readers coming back for more. We thought we’d interview him and find out how he does it! 1Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do. I have the privilege of creating awesome content for my favorite social media tool, Buffer! I write three to five articles per week for our social media blog and for our culture/productivity blog, I manage our email marketing, and I share updates to our social media accounts. 2How did…
  • Supercharge your Visual Marketing with Instagram – Part 1

    Salman Aslam
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is Instagram part of your visual-content marketing strategy? It should be, because 2014 is named as the “Year of Visual Content” and not only is Instagram a visual social platform, it also provides the tools and capacity for brands to create visual content for storytelling. Instagram is a close-knit community which is growing rapidly and has crossed 200 million users, with 70% of the users who log in daily, which provides a huge user base for marketers to reach and connect with. In a study by Forrester Research on how users interact with brand’s social-media posts, it…
  • Font Pairing Like a Pro – Part Two

    Poppie Pack
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Have you been playing with your font pairings and want to know which ones make harmonious duos? Ensuring your typefaces complement each other is a vital part of design. In a follow-up post to our most popular Canva post ‘Font Pairing like a Pro,’ we give you some more creative and super effective font pairings to use in your designs. To ensure you are familiar with the words used in this guide, we have included a new glossary with some feature terms from within this post. 1 Cool and Cute Yellowtail, Roboto Condensed Regular + Bold Yellowtail eludes a playful energy, a…
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  • Supercreative Glasgow: gifted graduates on how the city inspired them

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
  • Studioilse takes up residence in Copenhagen gallery The Apartment

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    London-based practice Studioilse has moved into Copenhagen design gallery The Apartment, taking up a two-month residency in the 18th century dwelling. Run by Tina Seidenfaden Busck, who previously spent a decade at Sotheby’s, the gallery is designed to evoke a private residence with all of its furniture, lighting, textiles and artwork available for purchase. ‘We always had the intention of bringing The Apartment to life as a home, not a gallery,’ explains Studioilse founder Ilse Crawford. To wit, she has filled the space with elements borrowed from her studio, Busck’s…
  • Letter from Scotland: we report on the nation's new architecture icons

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    As Scotland finds itself on the threshold of deciding its political future, in terms of its architectural present, it seems to be in rude health.   In fact, recent months have seen a slew of built environment milestones, including the unveiling of the new Scottish Crime Campus, which is not only the first built product of the Scottish Government's new architecture policy, but also re-establishes a monumental presence on the former industrial steelworks site of Gartcosh. Similarly, the landscape of Clydebank is undergoing something of boom in new industrial buildings - such as the…
  • Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert renders 'Human Nature' in glass for the London Design Festival

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Preparations for the London Design Festival are underway at the V&A this weekend as its corridors begin to fill with hundreds of glass cylinders. They're part of an installation entitled 'Human Nature' by glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert that will occupy a three-storey space between the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. Perrier-Jouët commissioned Wintrebert to create the piece. He's the first glass artist to work for the champagne house since Art Nouveau master Emile Gallé in 1902. Wintrebert is well known in design art circles, having started his career aged 19…
  • August beauty news: editor's picks

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
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  • TARDIS Bathroom
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Creative outdoor bathroom designed to look like TARDIS police box / time machine from the Doctor Who science fiction television show. TARDIS bathroom is equipped with a toilet, mirror, and a sink. It can also turn into a spacecraft at any moment. Located at the Warmley Waiting Room cafe / tea garden in England. Also check out: Glass [...]
  • Paper Clip Sculptures
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Italian artist Pietro D’Angelo makes creative sculptures out of paper clips. Thousands of interconnected paper clips form the shapes of humans and animals. Boring office supplies transformed into original works of art. Also check out: Paper Clip Handbag and City Made of Staples
  • Nest Chair
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Soft chair designed by Anders Backe looks and feels like a comfortable nest. Nest Chair can be folded for easy storage or transformed into a guest bed. Relax and take naps inside of a comfortable mattress inspired nest chair. Also check out: Bird’s Nest Bed and Cradle Inspired Chair
  • Edible Cookbook
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative cookbook made out of dough will teach you how to make lasagna. It can be read, opened, filled with delicious ingredients, and cooked. Edible cookbook made out of fresh pasta. Designed by Korefe. Also check out: Drinkable Book and National Flags Made of Food
  • Paper Dolls
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Beautiful dolls made out of paper by talented Ukrainian artist Asya Kozina. Intricate paper sculptures: Paper dolls wear historical costumes, wedding dresses, and stylish modern outfits that were all crafted out of paper. Also check out: Paper Architecture, Paper Birds, and Paper Wigs
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    Yanko Design

  • Friday Giveaway: 2 Sexy MVMT Watches To Be Won!

    Radhika Seth
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    As a watch enthusiast, from personal experience I can tell, that getting hold of a timepiece that is stylish and crafted with high quality standards can break your bank. MVMT Watches shattered this myth and went on to become the second-highest-funded fashion startup on Indigogo. This weekend, TWO YD-ers stand a chance to win a MVMT Watch of their choice. Want to dress that wrist of your? Details inside! You’re two steps away from winning a MVMT Watch! Step 1: Hit this link and register to enter the contest. Step 2: Become a MVMT Fan! Contest Closes: 31st August, 11:59pm PST. Black/Black For…
  • Dot Matrix Microwave for Dummies

    Troy Turner
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    I know I’m not the only one who has NO CLUE how to use my microwave’s gazillion features. For us, there’s the Dot Matrix Microwave. — This innovative design takes the guesswork out of heating various foods by utilizing a single knob that toggles between the only the most common settings including defrost, liquids and 3 straightforward power settings. The design could have used a 2 million pixel LCD fancy shmancy screen, but nothing really emphasizes its simplicity like a beautifully basic dot matrix display! Designer: WAACS Design - Yanko Design Timeless Designs -…
  • What Goes Up(cycle) Must Come Down

    Troy Turner
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    As you might infer from the name, the Seesaw Bench puts the FUN in functionality with a clever design that doubles as a place to sit and relax or an interactive way to engage with strangers and friends alike! Composed of reclaimed materials, including upcycled tires, each unit is as efficient to produce as it is eco-friendly. Though simple in form and function, its balanced aesthetic and contrast in shapes make it a sculptural object despite being produced from otherwise unsightly materials! Designers: Cheung Lui, Hui King Pun ,Tai Yan Ying ,Wong Hiu Tung, & Kacama Design Lab - Yanko…
  • Flat Spoon Means Super Functionality

    Troy Turner
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Polygons Measuring Spoon is an innovative and surprising redesign of the kitchen tool that eliminates the need for multiple measuring units, thereby saving space and time. The design applies intentional geometric cuts to a single sheet of plastic that allow the design to be pinched at different sections to create varying bowl sizes. When you’re finished, it snaps back to flat making it easy to wipe, clean and store. Watch it in action —> Designer: Rahul Agarwal polygons measuring spoon from Rahul Agarwal on Vimeo. - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts…
  • The Capping Routine

    Radhika Seth
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    It is frustrating to misplace the cap of a pen; kinda makes it look handicapped. A sidestep in design is to have a pen with no cap. Taking the old concept a bit further, we have the A-Pen – a pen with an integrated cap. Very simple and very clever! Designers: Seonghyun Kim and Yunjo Yu - 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 Capping Routine was originally posted on Yanko Design) No related posts.
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  • Do Elite Colleges Produce Risk-Averse Students?

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Statue of John Harvard aka the “statue of three lies” at Harvard University. Extracurriculars, straight A’s, volunteer work. . . Getting into top-flight colleges demands a ridiculous amount of free time, dedication, and energy, which are exactly the kinds of things that stifle learning. So does that mean that the Ivy Leagues are now producing students who are better at following orders than experimenting? The New Yorker takes on the issue using William Deresiewicz’s book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life as a…
  • The Case Against “Doing What You Love”

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cartoon by Rachel Nabors Web developer Rachel Nabors followed her passion and was a full-time comic book artist. But an unexpected surgery and a lack of health insurance debunked her plans and given her a new outlook on creative work. Now? She believes that “do what you love” is bad advice. My first love, comics, gives me an edge in this industry. If I’d just gone straight into web development because it seemed like a money-maker, I wouldn’t be half as excited about what I can do or as interesting to others in my field. I and my community are better for the years I spent…
  • 5-Second DIY: Notebook Index

    Tanner Christensen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Photo by Adam Akhtar of Adam Akhtar of Highfive has a great—albeit surprisingly simple—tip to add visual tags to your notebook or moleskin for organizing your notes. All it takes is your notebook and a pen: The back of your notebook will act like a tag list or index. Every time you create a new entry at the front of the book you’re going to “tag” it [in the back]… Now you’d go back to the first page where the [note] is and on the exact same line as the…label you just wrote you’d make a little mark on the right edge. You’d make…
  • 5 Design Legends That Switched Gears in the Middle of Their Careers

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Conventional wisdom is that the design world doesn’t generally reward dabblers. We often hear romanticized versions of career paths that depend on years and years of perfecting a specific craft.  Of course, mastery is found by deliberately practicing and improving. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have license to switch gears when needed. Reality is messy and our lives often wander a bit as we explore our path, and the greats were no exception. Below we explore five of the legends in graphic design and highlight how they changed gears in their career.  Muriel Cooper MIT Press…
  • Follow Your “Why,” Not Your “What”

    Stephanie Kaptein
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question designed by Jessica Lock from the Noun Project Finding purpose in your work not only benefits your life, but helps differentiate you from others in your industry. Sunny Bonnell, co-founder and creative director of Motto, explains:  Figure out what you stand for and what you believe in, and use that as your point of difference. In a crowd of designers, how will you stand apart? If you’re guilty of leading with what you do, start with why you do it and articulate that on your materials, website and social channels. Find out where your talents and values meet, and use that to…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Tamarindo.

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Tamarindo. Casa Cocina | Patio Bar Located in Ourense, Spain, this place is anything but typical, it is a refreshing alternative for local walkers used to the traditional bar or restaurant. The architect Ruben D. Gil and his wife Gretta R. Valdés decided to spice up the rainy Galician city with an unusual spot to enjoy international cuisine and drinks in an atmosphere of light wood ceilings, adobe walls, dim lighting and steel furniture. The agency worked on the design of its visual identity, stationery materials, packaging for branded products, to go packaging, coasters, menus and tote…
  • Various Publications 2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Various publications 2014
  • Personal Creations

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Some of my personal work, part of my 365 days project.
  • Lamantin Identity

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Identity design for a Hungarian jazz festival. Graduation project of Dániel Nagy at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
  • The world cup, where are you? (Part02)

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The world cup,where are you? Mobile Taobao World Cup Social Campaign (Part02)
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  • Cyclonic Pictures: Long Exposures Spin Art from Light & Air

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] The shots seem impossibly composed, consisting of light that arcs and twists like a tornado in the night skies, but the process of creating them is much simpler than you might first imagine. Martin Kimbell twirls, tosses and hurls LED sticks then uses long-exposure techniques to capture the twisting, turning and arcing patterns that result from each throw. Some of the loops look like natural phenomena, swirling dust, stormy cyclones or campfire smoke, for instance, except spun from bright and colorful lights instead of organic…
  • Sea Fort for Sale: Buy a Massive Maritime Mansion in Britain

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Built in the 1860s and now on sale for half a million pounds (under $1,000,000) , it is hard to beat what this sea fort offers by way of views, a prestigious address (No 1 Thames) and amazing location (a short commute by speedboat from London). The massive fortified structure (featuring 15-foot-thick walls) can be accessed by boat or walked to when the tide is low, albeit a long and muddy way to go. A BBC interview (screenshots above and below) shows both the problems and potential of this amazing piece of real estate…
  • Robotic Printer Creates Artist’s Portrait Using His Blood

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Blood streams from Ted Lawson‘s arm into a CNC printer, which uses it like ink or paint to robotically create the Brooklyn-based artist’s image. ‘Ghost in the Machine’ is a life-sized nude self-portrait rendered in just about the most graphic way possible, the whole process captured on video as an alarming amount of blood is applied to a blank white surface. Visibly drained by the process, Lawson sits beside the machine as it works, replenishing himself with juice as his blood streams out in little squiggles. At first,…
  • Containertecture: Shipping Crate-Based Buildings by LOT-EK

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Early explorers in the realm of prefab shipping container-based architecture, design studio LOT-EK stacks these steel crates to create everything from compact homes to massive retail complexes. Making aesthetics and functionality equally important, LOT-EK gives the containers a visual dynamism while keeping its structures economical, portable and easy to assemble. Sanlitun South Bright red shipping containers burst out of the facade of the Sanitlun South retail complex in Beijing, “organized like a medieval village with a…
  • Unstealable Bike: Theft-Proof Bicycle Frame Doubles as Lock

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] If you are sick of worrying about your bike being stolen or taking a lock with you wherever you go, this design will solve both of those every problems faced by bicyclists around the world. In less than 20 seconds, the Unstealable Bike‘s locking system can be deployed by unlatching and rotating two pieces of the frame, then sliding out and using the seat bar to connect and secure those two parts. Unlike most quick-release seats, the ability to slide out the bar becomes an asset rather than a liability in this case, making it…
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  • Beautiful Handheld Object is Multi-Sensory Anxiety Relief

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It takes someone who has had panic and anxiety attacks to understand how to halt them in their tracks. Designer Ramon Telfer has drawn on his own experiences with anxiety to create a hand-held calming device that can help alleviate anxiety. Telfer's Calming Stone uses sensory experiences to help calm the nerves and create a sense of peace. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Pebbled Resin: Counter, Surface, Sink & Tub Design Material Small Green Structure: More than an Urban Object Building Fidget-Friendly Pillow is Just the Thing For Nervous…
  • Wearable Chair Isn’t a Chair Until You Need to Sit Down

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Chairless Chair from Swiss company noonee is a hard-working exoskeleton-type accessory that relieves the physical pressure of a workday spent mostly standing up. Standing for eight or nine hours a day can do major damage to your muscles, bones, and nerves, but having a stool to sit on isn't practical in a lot of work situations. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Sit Down & Strap In: Portable Seat-Free ‘Folding Chair’ Idea StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Magic Ring: Wearable Device Lets You Control…
  • Genius Knife Softens the Butter to Prevent Ripped Bread

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Simply put, butter is amazing. It's the star of so many dishes, but simple bread and butter is a timeless treat. The problem is that, if you're using butter fresh from the fridge, you're likely to end up with a ripped-up piece of bread, a wasted pat of butter, and a rumbly tummy still hankering for a hunk of bread and butter. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hidden Handle: Kitchen Knife Grip Opens Secret Bread Box Kitchen Grater Lets You Use Butter Right From the Fridge Edible Tower: Make Your Own Bread Bowls for Picnics Wild Ones: Gentler Pocket…
  • Tents Turn Into Trash Bags for Easy Post-Festival Clean-Up

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Camping at music festivals is a time-honored tradition around the world; sleeping at the festival is almost as important as watching and hearing the music itself. You meet some amazing people and have some unforgettable experiences this way, but any time a bunch of people get together and occupy a field there's bound to be massive amounts of garbage. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Reuse Plastic Bags with Creative Trash Can Design Simple Table Modification Can Keep Bags Safe + Clean Color-Coded & Purpose-Specific Bags for Savvy Travelers…
  • Styl(f)ish: Ultra-Luxe Kitchen Island is a Gigantic Aquarium

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dutch designer Robert Kolenik's functional aquarium 'Ocean' is a delightfully decadent way to turn an ordinary kitchen in to a luxurious lounge. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that raises (presumably for fish care and aquarium maintenance) with the touch of a button. 'Ocean' is a limited edition, made-to-order work of art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: All-in-One Modern Kitchen Eco-Island & Worktop Station Shower with Fishies: Built-In Tropical Bathroom Aquarium Private Island: Ultra-Modern…
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    Six Revisions

  • Web Design Isn’t Just About Artistry

    Jacob Gube
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Remember when web designers used to be total nerds? Back in the early 2000s, web design was a technical skill; just getting a site to function was considered an achievement in and of itself, and things like interface design, usability, and UX largely fell by the wayside. But times have changed. In the past few years, something magical has happened: Web designers have stopped being just nerds, and have started becoming artisans. We don’t talk about tech specs much anymore, we talk about "handcrafted code" and "beautiful UIs". We describe ourselves as "code…
  • A List of Free Public CDNs for Web Developers

    Jacob Gube
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Website speed is crucial for developing the best user experience possible, because, well, no one likes to wait for web pages to load. One of the simplest ways for improving the performance of a site is by serving page dependencies like JavaScript libraries and CSS frameworks via a public content delivery network (CDN). A public CDN is a web service that hosts and serves open source projects used for web development (e.g. jQuery, AngularJS, and Bootstrap). Public CDNs allow websites to use their services for free. Here are the best public CDNs for web development. jsDelivr With over 1,000 open…
  • How to Create a Fixed Navigation Bar

    Jacob Gube
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    A fixed navigation bar, also referred to as a "sticky" navigation bar, is a toolbar that stays in place while the user is scrolling the web page. It’s a commonly-used site navigation design pattern for displaying a site’s main navigation menu, as well as other essential interface components such as a search box, social media buttons, and notifications. The design pattern guarantees that important interface components are easily viewable and accessible regardless of where the user currently is on a web page. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through a simple CSS…
  • Why Sketch is Ideal for Web Designers

    Jacob Gube
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    At our startup, Typeform, we have just shifted our entire web/UI design process from Photoshop and Fireworks over to Sketch. Based on our collective first-hand experiences, we’d like to discuss some of the app’s features that help us get our design work done more efficiently. It gets CSS At our company, we mainly use visual design software for web/UI design. This means that we almost always need to be able to convert a static design prototype to HTML and CSS. With Sketch, we’ve found this process to be incredibly easy. The developers of Sketch created the app with CSS in…
  • How to Make Sure You’re Not Using a Shady WordPress Theme

    Jacob Gube
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can still remember how excited I was back in 2008 when I first discovered WordPress (late-adopter, I know). What was particularly impressive for me was that I could change the designs of my WordPress sites with minimal effort. And so the hunt for the perfect theme began! As far as I can recall, there weren’t that many paid/premium themes back then. And, to be honest, I wasn’t even taking the possibility of paying for a theme into consideration (since money was a bit tight) so I was kind of stuck with free themes by default. All was well for a while. My test sites and personal…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Magno Tube Lamp

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    With some magnet trickery, you can change the angle of this copper-colored Magno Tube Lamp to suit your needs. Such flexibility is possible thanks to the separate parts of concrete base, tube, and cord. Let the light hang, pull the cord taut, whichever way you change it up it’ll be more versatile than any regular ol’ table lamp. Neat! Designed by Doreen Westphal. Handmade in The Netherlands. Height: 65 cm Power: 220 Volts Plug: “Europlug” Type C
  • Beer Freeze

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Let’s get this straight: this mug will keep your beer cold without diluting it. Huh? What?? No more warm beers? That’s right, this BPA-free plastic Beer Freeze mug has a built-in proprietary cooling gel that will keep your beverage ice cold. Keep it in the freezer until you’re ready, then pour your drink in. A rubber grip will keep your hand comfortable. There’s no info yet as to just how long this mug will keep its temperature, but chances are that it’s long enough to enjoy your favorite beverage (if you’re not a beer drinker, just think of smoothies or…
  • Please Call Key

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Have you ever lost your keys? Or found someone else’s? This Please Call Key by Noah Lambert will give any finder your mobile or office number so they can call and let you know your keys have been found. Engraved to a depth of .005″, the number will be legible for years, so make sure it’s one you’ll keep. Once you and your keys are reconnected, be sure to thank whoever found them profusely, as they just made your life a little easier. Natural tumbled finish will darken with use. Dimensions: 2.3″ x 0.95″ x .090″ Proudly made in USA. Free shipping on all…
  • Toby Bag Small

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    Would you like to see a cool box bag that you can use horizontally or vertically? Okay, here you go. It’s the Toby Bag, and you’re seeing the small size (there’s also a large). An all-around zipper makes things fun; open it completely as a work surface (or placemat, as Otaat suggests) if you so desire. Italian Cowhide leather exterior, chocolate British waxed cotton lining, contrast two-way RIRI zippers. 16.5″ X 11″ X 5″, $585.00
  • Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    I know, I know, you don’t need any temptation to buy new furniture, especially as you’re in back-to-school mode. Even if you don’t go to school, or don’t have kids in school, it’s still the end of summer, and that means your nose should be back to the grindstone. That said, there are some new colors for the Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs, and after clicking on a few combinations, it seems awfully tempting to inject some color into a dining area by buying just a couple of new chairs. Two new armchairs, perhaps? Or four new DSWs? Aqua Sky, Blue Ice, Kelly Green,…
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    Digg Top Stories

  • California Drought Brings On A Downpour Of Pseudoscience

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:33 am
    Across drought-stricken California, farmers, vintners, and plenty of others are desperate for water. So, many of them are calling dowsers.
  • Tropes Vs. Anita Sarkeesian: On Passing Off Lame Anti-Feminist Nonsense As Critique

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hello, and welcome to Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian. Today, we're going to be looking at the representation of Anita Sarkeesian on the Internet, as part of an examination of the wider issues affecting those women who appear online with opinions.
  • Inside A Video Game Voiceover Studio

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In the studio with the writers and actors of "Defense Grid 2."
  • War Tourism

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Monuments to socialism and the anti-Fascist struggle were destroyed throughout the country. Ethnic minorities were purged or sent to concentration, death, and rape camps. Mostar was split through the middle by this all-too-recent Hell on Earth.
  • The Tony Soprano And Hello Kitty Stories Are About The Same Thing

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Yesterday, the culture world was dominated by two stories. In the first, David Chase told our writer that Tony Soprano wasn't dead after all. In the second, the Japanese cartoon cat best known as Hello Kitty was revealed in the Los Angeles Times to, uh, not be a cat, but rather a little girl. But though both of these stories could not be more different on their surface, they're actually about the exact same thing: authorial intent.
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  • Stewart X9 Follow Golf Trolley

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Golf is a sport meant to be enjoyed as a long walk around the course. Unfortunately, with all the clubs, balls, and occasional beer you've got tucked in your bag,...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Samsung Gear S Watch

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    While Apple's wearable still sits squarely in the rumor-mill department, their rival in Seoul has released yet another smart watch: the Samsung Gear S Watch. The first of its kind...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Austin Beerworks Peacemaker Anytime Ale 99-Pack

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    When it's time to make a beer run, you have to make sure you have enough to go around and last through your drinking session. And who wants to mess...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Schiller X1 Water Bike

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Combine your love of cycling with your love of the water with the Schiller X1 Water Bike. Made in California, this high-performance, human-powered watercraft features a hard anodized, powder-coated aluminum...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Garb: Wedding Warrior

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Twillory Brown Blue Gingham Shirt ($79). Twillory White Sea Island Twill Shirt ($79). Thom Sweeney Weighouse Suit ($1,995). Ted Baker Guri Brogues ($261). Brooks Brothers Ties ($80). Mont Blanc Iconic...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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  • YOU Be The Stylist: BCBG Oversized Rhinestone Cocktail Earrings Make A Big Statement

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Chandelier earrings are definitely a favorite accessory of ours. Right now we're loving the BCBG Oversized Rhinestone Cocktail Earrings ($88), which are so dramatic and elegant no matter what you...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Lip Balm

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Don't live near a Starbucks? Don't worry, thanks to this lip balm ($4), you too can have the taste of pumpkin spice on your lips 24/7 this fall. And even...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Charlene Mullen Foulard Star 16-Piece Dinner Set

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Add a little hint of the craft room to your kitchen with the Charlene Mullen Foulard Star 16-Piece Dinner Set ($149). The delicate pattern on the edge of the four...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Why do French women always look so chic? Part of it is their minimalistic attitude toward fashion and beauty - they know that a barely there flush like the kind...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • notNeutral Ribbon Side Table

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    You've been meaning to add a little more color to your room, and let us be the first to confirm: this Ribbon Side Table ($320) from notNeutral definitely delivers on...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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  • 15 Inspiring Kitchen Transformations

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you say? Ohhhh. Custom cabinetry? Shut up right now. Marble countertops? Let me just run my hands across them—that’s not creepy, right? If a fancy-shmancy new kitchen does it for you like it does for me, you’re quite in…
  • 23 Brilliant Ideas & Projects For Your Home Office

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but even though my school days are long over, the onset of September still gets the butterflies in my stomach going and I suddenly feel the urge to buy pencils, notebooks and fresh new planners. This yearly stirring presents a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf at home, too—a second January, if you will. September usually finds me clearing out desk drawers, reorganizing my filing cabinets, and sprucing up my at-home workspace. If you get in a similar mode when the fall mood sets in, we’ve got some snazzy, handy-dandy tips, ideas and projects to get…
  • Radio Hits: Your 10 Favorite Episodes of After the Jump

    Grace Bonney
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every year the radio station from which my radio show, After the Jump, is broadcast takes a two-week break to gear up for fall programming. This year I’m using my radio break to think BIG about the show and try to reimagine the format to include new and exciting features, more interview clips with people from across the globe and more resources to help people get inspired and stay motivated with their creative businesses. One of the ways I try to learn what people want more of is to take a look at what’s worked in the past and what hasn’t. While I was digging into my stats…
  • 10 Inexpensive DIYs for Summer Break

    Grace Bonney
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I get really frustrated when I find a great DIY project that I want to try, but discover that it comes with an incredibly high price point. For me, DIY is all about using what you have around the house and finding clever ways to turn inexpensive materials into something that looks fantastic. So if you’ve got some extra time on your hands this summer, these 10 projects will show you how to take things you have around you at home (like old sheets, towels and even fallen branches) and use them to create home decor that’s as beautiful as it is functional. No complicated instructions…
  • What’s in Your Toolbox: Our Favorites

    Amy Azzarito
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Peeking into the these toolboxes is a bit like looking in the host’s medicine cabinet where you’re at a dinner party. (Not that I would know.) But it is quite revealing and it’s fun to see what people consider to be their must-have items. There might even be something that makes its way onto your own wish list. (Click through the name to see more of the studio spaces for each of the artists).  -Amy *If you want to see more of our What’s in Your Toolbox column, click here. Image above: Cynthia Warren’s toolbox for her work in hand-lettering, calligraphy and…
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    Design Sojourn

  • Using Design to Build a Great Brand

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

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

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

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    27 May 2014 | 8:50 am
    Jeremy Keith writes: Convenience. Ease of use. Seamlessness. On the face of it, these all seem like desirable traits in digital and physical products alike. But they come at a price. When we design, we try to do the work so that the user doesn’t have to. We do the thinking so the user doesn’t have to. Don’t make the user think. But taken too far, that mindset becomes dangerous. Marshall McLuhan said that every extension is also an amputution. As we augment the abilities of people to accomplish their tasks, we should be careful not to needlessly curtail what they can do: Here we are, a…
  • Next to the Skin Technology Showcase: The Process

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    16 May 2014 | 4:18 am
    As you may know from our last post, we worked with ETPL (the technology transfer arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore) to develop 10 wearable prototypes for the Next to the Skin Technology Showcase. What was notable in this program was not just the 10 meaningful wearable solutions, it was also how design was integrated as a strategic activity in the formation of the program, the way it was run, and the value the program offered the business. We kicked off this Design Led Innovation program with a 3-day Design Thinking Boot Camp where teams of investors,…
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  • Real Life Examples of the X Theme in Action

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Advertise here with BSAIt’s never easy to decide on a specific theme when making a website for one of your clients. So, unless you’ve already heard about this by now, you may be pleased to know that there is no need to seek any further. A certain release has gone viral over the past months. The genesis of Theme X is linked with powerful secrets imparted by the world’s leading specialists in copywriting, SEO, e-mail and video marketing. With X, you get everything you could possibly need for your projects. The live previewer is a great means to accurately assess interventions…
  • How To Design Hover Effects for UI Elements in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Advertise here with BSADesigning in Adobe Photoshop is a different experience compared to building websites right in the browser. It requires an understanding of the various tools, effects, and positioning techniques. One major difference is how you would create interactions such as hover and click events. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you might go about designing interactive states with Photoshop Layer Comps. These behave like document states where you can rearrange elements and save a snapshot of each particular style. I’ve also released my PSD file for free which you can…
  • 20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Advertise here with BSALooking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time. You can find anything online these days. You can make your shopping online, pay your bills, order things from overseas and keep in touch with your friends from other continents. If you can think about it, it probably exists on the Internet…
  • Building your Portfolio: Custom Website or Online Service?

    Jake Rocheleau
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Advertise here with BSADeciding when to launch your first portfolio online can be a challenge. It’s tough to know exactly when your work quality is good enough to share with others. Plus how should you get it out on the Internet? There are numerous methods and building your own custom website layout isn’t always the best choice. I’d like to share a few ideas for creatives about building your first online portfolio. The process is much simpler than you might think, and the toughest part is making exemplary work to demonstrate your skillset. But how people find your work is…
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Williamsburg Sessions

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — The weekly vista for the club’s summertime friendly series versus Remy’s Rovers on the Williamsburg waterfront.
  • Arkitip No. 0060 – Max Fish NYC Event Recap

    Arkitip, Inc.
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thank you all for making it out to our latest issue release at Max Fish in New York City. Photography by Quindell Willis, event made possible with support from Converse CONS. If in New York, stop by Max Fish for a drink and pick up a copy of the issue at the bar. Max Fish 120 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 USA Google maps link

    Sarah (colette)
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Stefan Marx is an German artist, graphic designer and musician emblematic of the skateboard / street-culture scene.Active since the 90s, he founded the shop Lousy Livin ‘Company, as well as the label / music shop Smallville Records. Exhbition at colette until August 30! #colette #colettebooks #stefanmarx
  • P. Johnson

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Beautiful pocket square designs from P.Johnson.
  • MAGAZINE 1999-2013

    Sarah (colette)
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Created by the Parisian Ofr System’s team and now headed by the chief editor Angelo Cirimele, the magazine called ‘Magazine’ was created in 1999. In 55 issues, Magazine is passed into the hands of almost as many artistic directors including Antoine & Manuel, Christophe Brunnquell, Leslie David & Charlotte Delarue, Laurent Fétis, Thomas Lélu, Ich & Kar, Ill Studio, Peter Knapp, Sophie Toporkoff, among many many more. colette, colettebooks
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  • Making the Most of Wall Space, Part 2

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    We've talked about using the walls to keep papers close at hand, and to store knives—but walls can be used to store all sorts of odds and ends. One way to use the walls is with a pegboard; Julia Child's kitchen pegboard, where she hung her copper pots, is a famous example. The pegboard above, from Human | Crafted, takes this old standard and makes it decorative as well as functional. The board is CNC machined from a solid block of walnut; the loops and hooks are 3D-printed nylon. It also comes with five feet of bungee cord, providing one more way to hold items in place. Droog's Strap,…
  • Unusual Storage Design, Part 2: The Open Top, Stackable SYS-Toolbox

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    My favorite carry-all for tools and materials is Festool's Open Top SYS-Toolbox. It's just a classic example of nuts-and-bolts ID: Simple, strong, reliable, and a perfect use of materials. The thick-walled ABS has a channel molded into the bottom, which forms the divider inside the box, and this channel allows the handle of a second box to perfectly nest within the first. Two latches at the side enable you to connect them quickly and securely. And they're compatible with Festool's full line of Systainers (manufactured by Tanos, as we looked at here), making them easy to roll around the shop…
  • This Is Happening: James Murphy Remixing Tennis (the Sport), via IBM

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    "I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real."–LCD Soundsystem, 'Losing My Edge' Well this is weird and fun: The data wizards at IBM have partnered with the U.S. Open and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem / DFA Records fame to create real-time musical interpretations of tennis matches throughout the tournament. The premise of the U.S. Open Sessions is simple: IBM processes millions of data points via cloud-based algorithms to generate synth tones that represent the gameplay, complemented by…
  • Unusual Storage Design, Part 1: Snowpeak's Stacking Shelf Container

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Outdoor goods company Snow Peak was started in Japan's Sanjo City, a place "known locally as a hardware town." So it's no surprise that their Stacking Shelf Container 50 has got that "tooled" look. What is surprising is how it can be locked in two different configurations and stacked in either one. At first this had me scratching my head, but I realized that when you need access to stuff on different levels, the "butterfly" configuration makes sense. And it's kind of neat that the rubber feet at the corners remain the lowest point of contact no matter which configuration it's in. (more...)
  • Flotspotting: BloomSky, Taking the Inaccurate Meteorologist Out of the Forecasting Equation

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I don't know what you thought of your local weather reporter when you were growing up, but for me, he played a bigger role walking in the city parade than as an accurate forecaster. I know it's not necessarily their fault—each meteorologist is at the mercy of a green screen and pre-determined satellite information. I guess we should all be happy that the digital push has literally put weather reporting in the hands of the people. Still, there are some days my pseudo-trusty weather app promises sunshine and cloudless skies and I'll get home drenched by an unexpected downpour, throwing me…
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    Presentation Zen

  • The key to storytelling is not your perfection but your humanity

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The Irish Times has a good, short piece on The Moth, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth started in George Dawes Green's living room in 1997, but soon the storytelling club founded by Green started hosting events in cafes and clubs throughout New York City. The name "The Moth" came from the idea that people are attracted to stories the way moths are attracted to a flame. From The Moth website: "Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the…
  • A Story of courage: Hiro Fujita on ending ALS (TEDxTokyo)

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

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    At the 2008 TED Conference held in California, the BBC's "The World Debate" set up a panel discussion to be broadcast worldwide from the TED stage. When they went live with the show there appeared to be a major technical problem followed by several moments of dead air. As my friend Patrick Newell recalled the incident to me today (Patrick was in the audience that day), someone in the back of the room started heckling and dropping f-bombs, wondering why they can't get the technology to work at a technology conference. At first the audience was stunned but then broke into uproarious laughter…
  • 7 things good communicators must not do

    9 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    In this simple but informative TED Talk, Julian Treasure offers up seven things that effective communicators must exclude from speech. This list of seven is a kind of "bad habits to avoid" list. They are not the only elements that can derail effective communication, but it is a good list from which to start. "I call them seven sins somewhat tongue in cheek," Julian says in the comments section on the TED Website. "I am not saying these things are bad or wrong, simply that they tend to make it harder for people to listen, especially when they become habits." Yes, suggesting that one avoid…
  • George Takei's bold story at TEDxKyoto

    21 Jun 2014 | 3:15 am
    George Takei knows how to tell a great story. In this case, a true story of his life. The famed Star Trek actor, activist, and social media star was in town recently to give a remarkable talk as part of a very special TEDxKyoto event. I was invited to watch the rehearsal just before the live event, so I arrived early and grabbed a front row seat. George did not give a speech in the traditional sense. There was no lectern, no notes, no teleprompter. George obviously was reciting the speech from memory—his live version was exactly the same as in the rehearsal—but the speech did not seem…
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  • My Work Studio Redux: Update 01

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    I’m so happy that it’s nearly the weekend because we’ll be visiting the Lüneburger Heide (or heath in English) with the baby. I love it there this time of year, imagine acres and acres of nothing but gorgeously wild heather growing thick all around you with the very rare, local Heidschnucke sheep native to Northern Germany casually grazing here and there. I’m hoping that, like our last visit in 2013 when I was 5 months pregnant, that this year the same big puffy white clouds will hang from bright blue skies in slightly crisp Autumn air. I vowed to return with the…
  • Textiles From The Amsterdam Studio of Mae Engelgeer

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I really like the work of Mae Engelgeer who is a Dutch textile designer located in Amsterdam. Her blankets, weavings, placemats and tablecloths are just lovely. See what you think… Her bio is too lovely to chop up so I think I’ll share it with you in part, “One thing immediately stands out in Mae’s approach to design: she isn’t afraid to show color. Her approach to design and her working method is really instinctive, sensory and natural. Her work can be described as fresh, modern and eye-catching. For her it is really about the ‘feel’ of a fabric and she tries to…
  • Botanical Prints By Pernille Folcarelli

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    I came across some lovely things today when Agata, who is also the blog author of Passion Shake, stopped by to share her favorite new sideboard with me since she knows I’m on the prowl for one. Anyway, I clicked on her link and ended up on her blog and found lots of nice things like these prints by Danish artist Pernille Folcarelli. But first, how are you today? I was out and about with baby Aidan shopping and saw lots of my friends walking around – every few minutes as we strolled, we’d bump into more friends out with their babies. It was the sweetest thing. Aidan attracts…
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    The Dieline

  • DOMECA Powdered Sugar

    Barbara Zandvliet
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Food retailer DOMECA worked with designers Izvorka Juric and Motus Vis Ltd. to create brand identity and package design that will warm consumer hearts.   The project was a complete brand development from naming, identity and product design to packaging to express the brand's four different flavors including flavors like strawberry, cinnamon and vanilla.  "Emphasis is placed on functional packaging, a novelty on the Croatian market in this product category. This practical packaging allows easy dispensing of the product. After removing the protective labels and opening…
  • Granville Island Pet Treatery

    Andrew Gibbs
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Vancouver based Arithmetic was approached by a local dog bakery to update their pet treat packaging. They were tasked with the challenge to rename, reposition and overhaul the design aesthetic of a collection of dog cookies that could simultaneously straddle both the "gift" the "grocery" market categories.   "Our first step was to provide research and a strategy approach by refining the product offering to highlight healthy nutritional choices. Specifically to create a completely gluten free line, and offer dairy free and vegan options for dogs with sensitivities."  "With the…
  • Tropical Brew

    Elizabeth Freeman
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Tropical Brew has turned bitter into sweet with their exotic fruit-flavored beers. To best capture the products' rich essence, Thiago Modesto labeled the brown tinted bottles with psychedelic art. Illustrations of the fruit extracted are personified creating a narrative of surrealist humor. Each malt is named after an event that interestingly correlates to the specific fruits and their colors. “Tropical Brewing is a handcraft brewing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The concept is scape the common place, always adding a touch that sharpen the curiosity to their recipes. The aroma and…
  • ZARA Woman Perfume

    Jessica Sanchez
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Spanish retailer Zara worked with Aktiva Premium Design for the brand’s fragrance, Zara Woman. Aktiva Premium Design based the outer packaging on a floral bouquet, using pencil and water color for the delicate floral illustrations, selecting fine stock with pastel tones, and contrasting with metallic inks, to transform this fragrance into a bold statement of sensuality and romanticism. "Inspired by the essence of the Zara woman; an audacious, free-spirited woman that cultivates her feminine mystery like an ornate secret garden." "This collection of 3 fragrances (Woman, L’Eau, and…
  • Hitotubu Kanro Luxury Candy

    Jessica Sanchez
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Kanro Candy is a Japanese confectionery brand with a rich history spanning over 100 years. The design for Kanro luxury candy is simple with minimal and delicate details. Japanese studio, Draft, maintains consistency throughout the Kanro brand by using one bold color and illustrations throughout each collection, from Holiday specific packaging to Kanro's gift bags.  "Orange is utilized as the main color throughout the packaging and symbols for the different flavors – ginger, plum, wasanbon (a fine Japanese sugar) and mizuame (a sweet syrup) – are die-cut into the gift box, so…
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    information aesthetics

  • A World of Terror: the Impact of Terror in the World

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    A World of Terror [] by Periscopic shows the reach, frequency and impact of about 25 terrorism groups around the world. The visualization exists of 25 smartly organized pixel plots that are displayed as ordered small multiples. Ranging from Al-Qa'ida and the Taliban to less known organizations like Boko Haram, the plots reveal which ones are more deadly, are more recently active, or have been historically more active. In addition, all data can be filtered over time. The data is based on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the most comprehensive and open-source collection of…
  • Metrico: a Puzzle Action Game based on Infographics

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Metrico [], designed by Dutch game design studio Digital Dreams, is a recently released video game for the Playstation Vita. Described as an "atmospheric puzzle action game with a mindset of its own", it's visual style has been completely based on the world of infographics. In essence, the concept of infographics seem to work as a gameplay environment not just because of its pretty aesthetics, but also because of its natural interaction with (visual) data. Consequently, in Metrico, each action is quantified and explicitly shown, such as the number of times an avatar needs to…
  • The Many Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Incidence

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    A Model of Breast Cancer Causation [], designed by 'do good with data' visualization studio Periscopic illustrates many of the factors that can lead to breast cancer and how they may interact with others. The interactive circos graph is meant to demonstrate the complexity of breast cancer causation, in terms of educating the general public as well as possibly stimulating new scientific research in this direction. Users can explore the different influencing factors by domain, predicted correlation strength as well as the quality of the data evidence behind. See also: - Health…
  • How we Sleep (and How we Awake after an Earthquake)

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Since we already know in what angle people put their face when taking a selfie in different cities, we now also know how they sleep differently: Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? [] by interactive graphics editor Stuart A. Thompson of the Wall Street Journal compares the sleeping habits of citizens of different cities. On the topic of sleep, Jawbone also just released an interesting graph revealing how the recent Napa earthquake affected the sleep of local residents []. Indeed, the distance to the epicenter seems to correlate to the number of people who awoke, and the time it…
  • The Feltron Annual Report of 2013 on Communication

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Each year, Nicholas Felton releases an personal year report, and the one of 2013 [] was just released. These reports always stand out because of the immense sense of data-centric detail, and an always original infographic style. This year, the report focuses on communication data, as it aspires to uncover patterns and insights within a large collection of tracked conversations, SMS, telephone calls, email, Facebook messages and even physical mail. See also the annual reports of: - 2012 - 2010 and 2011 - 2010 (about his father's life) - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005
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  • The nuance of the magazine cover

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    I love to read someone who knows what they're talking about, talking about what they know. And you have only to read the first line of Robert Newman's credits to know you're going to learn something every time you read one of his reviews of contemporary magazine covers. He is currently a creative director and media consultant and formally, the design director of Real Simple, Fortune, Vibe, New York, Details, Reader's Digest, and Entertainment Weekly. (So what does he do in his spare time.) These pieces are well worth your time. An example of one of his cover reviews for the magazine…
  • Meet illustrator Peter Donnelly

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I saw this wonderfully different cover by Peter Donnelly for Organic Gardening magazine and I tracked him down. Here is the cover and some other examples of his work. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Peter Donnelly's Website... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from A little tip: Look among these listings and you'll find that many of the typeface families include one or two weights or widths for free... Visit the Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Mucca Design: A food-oriented design house

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Food isn't all they do, but Mucca Design does some lovely, food-oriented work—menus, signage, websites, packaging, table elements, and so on. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... The Mucca Design Website... FYI: Need an E-commerce website? I have used and highly recommend Big Commerce... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Best Dish app: Something to eat versus somewhere to eat

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    My son Rob Green, Johnny Hugel, and their firm Mobelux have launched an interesting new app that helps you find something to eat versus somewhere to eat. Best Dish is a perpetual, user-judged competition that allows folks to vote for the best dishes in a particular community/city. So, for example, everyone votes for the best pizza in Richmond, Virginia and those who check-in can look up "Pizza" in "Richmond, Virginia" and easily see the dishes that currently hold the top spots. I like it. Best Dish is fun to use and has none of the complexity of an UrbanSpoon or Yelp (though I like and use…
  • Is "native advertising" a marketing strategy or a grand deception?

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    I'd begin the discussion with a definition of "native advertising" but it seems its definition is one thing everyone is having a difficult time agreeing on. Suffice it to say, the concept has to do with the practice of mixing paid-for content with informational and editorial content. And, to my way of thinking, it's a pivotal issue graphic designers need to know about and understand. Jeff Jarvis of said, "Today, under many ruses and many names -- sponsored content, native advertising, brand voice, thought leadership, content marketing, even brand journalism -- advertisers are…
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  • {Interior Design} Black Interior Trim

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    I first recall being struck by the idea of light walls and black interior trim when I set my eyes on a Roman and Williams designed condo building (at 211 Elizabeth Street in NYC) a handful of years ago. They designed a ground-up condo building that featured belgian oiled Herringbone Wood floors, white walls and black trim around the baseboards, windows and door frames. Obviously, Roman and Williams were not the first folks to use this look, but they very well might be the ones responsible for making the look relevant in the current design arena. When I think of dark painted trim, I also…
  • “When all is done and perfect, what do you have to dream about?”

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    A New York Times article in the Great Homes and Destinations section recently wrapped up with “When all is done and perfect, what do you have to dream about?” That statement definitely struck a chord with me. Ever since I put the word out on my Facebook page that The Country House is officially on the market, folks have been reaching out in comments and via email saying “You must be so sad to leave it!” I most certainly am not. Creating a comfortable environment is what I love to do – and when it is done – I am ready to try it again, but in a different way. I love…
  • Summer Flowers {On The Move Again!}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Wow, just wow. This has been the most wonderful Summer for weather! The temps have been maxing out in the high 70s and it’s been getting super chilly at night. We never even put the air conditioner in the master bedroom window. I don’t think we will, as I already spotted trees last week that were starting to turn Autumn colors!We have not had very many house guests this Summer – which is a shame, really. It is not for the lack of invitations going out. It just seems many are busy with new babies, jobs, and commitments in the City. Last Summer we were lucky to have many…
  • {Do You Know?} deVOL kitchens

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Pitter-Patter. Pitter-Patter. Pitter-Patter. Be still my beating heart! I adore the simplicity of these Shaker Style kitchen designs. And for those of you that say “Oh, what a drag they are from the UK!” I was so struck by these beauties that I inquired, and I learned these cabinets are also available in the USA – I am waiting to hear back more details on pricing and where I can see/touch them. I’m definitely in DeVol kitchen cabinet LOVE. 
  • MCM Club Chairs {Re-Upholstered} Romo Black Edition Fabric

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    I purchased these Mid Century Modern Asymmetrical Club Chairs on eBay shortly after we purchased The Country House. It was soon after that when we gave up the apartment on 92nd Street and the two leather, barrel-shaped club chairs (from my parents) moved up from NYC to the fireplace room in Connecticut. When that happened, the Clam Chairs were shuffled off to storage and there wasn’t as great of a pull to re-upholster them, until now.  The Barrel Chairs are the perfect cozy, neutral color in the fireplace room in the country. The eBay clam shell club chairs look great in Brooklyn…
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    Bits or pieces?

  • Aspiring for more Fiasco … again

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The Times today screamed one of those eye catching headlines - "Whitehall IT Fiasco" - with a fairly detailed dissection of the HMRC Aspire contract. The relished shout of "failure" was only surpassed by the monumental fallacy of "the solutions". I think it's worth exploring why.Lets start by simply taking the Times and its "experts" views that Aspire is a project that has 'spun out of control' with 'spiralling costs' and is beset by 'previous disasters'. I won't argue whether this is true or not but simply ask the question - why?IT failure is not an unusual story in both the public and…
  • How accurate is a Wardley Map?

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    I was recently asked how accurate the 'Wardley' maps produced of a competitive landscape are? An example map (an early draft for a border control system) is provided in figure 1.Figure 1 - An example map.So how accurate is it? Well, first all maps are simply representations of what actually exists and are hence imperfect. Second, mapping is still in its infancy i.e. we're only just learning about how to map competitive environments, how to deal with bias, how to learn and exploit the landscape. We've had about a decade of practice at tops and there is a long way to go. So whilst the maps…
  • Dungeons and Dragons vs the art of business strategy

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    For those who have ever played Dungeons and Dragons then there are some basic practices which become ingrained. These same practices appear in MMORPG such as world of warcraft (WoW). These include ...1) The importance of maps. Before launching your team of elves, halflings and dwarves into the midst of a battle then the first thing you do is scout out the landscape and improve your situational awareness. Understanding the landscape is critical to strategic play, to learning, to using force multipiers and to not getting spanked (beaten soundly by the opponent).2) The importance of capabilities…
  • Cloud, 2016 and onwards ...

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    For me, 2016 will be an interesting year in cloud. This is fundamentally because I'll get to test whether a specific model that I built in 2005 (and wrote a business case on - the Zimki project) has any semblance to reality or not. There were numerous 'forecasts' from the model across multiple industries extending from 2015-2025. Two of these I'll mention because I've talked publicly about both and this is timely for me as I'm working on a piece on predicting the predictable for the LEF,The first 'prediction' was that by 2020, utility computing (in all forms) would exceed $1trillion p.a. and…
  • Amazon just bought ...

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    (or more specifically is in the process of buying) ... a further piece to the gaming industry puzzle.Oh, shock!@dermotcasey : NB IMHO I'm expecting AMZN to chew up gaming platforms, take a big bite out of grocery and then chow down on insurance.— swardley (@swardley) November 16, 2012
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    JUST™ Creative

  • Awesome Mockup Templates to Show Off Your Work in Style

    Jacob Cass
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    As you guys know, I only share things that I know will be incredibly valuable to you. Today’s recommendation should have a real impact upon your design and client work. My friends Tom, Matt and Darren at Design Cuts have managed to bring together hundreds of best-selling mockup templates, into one huge bundle, for a limited time 93% discount. This bundle is only available this week, but I just had to share it with you, as I know what a profound impact mockup templates can have upon your design work. Mockup templates are the perfect way to transform your design work into something with far…
  • 35 Common Mistakes Web Designers Make & How To Avoid Them

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”. - Henry C. Link Even the most experienced professionals make mistakes. We are only human. Below you will find a list of some of the most common mistakes web designers make, as well as some friendly reminders on what makes a website successful. Hopefully with this list, you can avoid the common pitfalls and really up your game as a web designer. Enjoy! Most Frequent Web Design Mistakes Unorganized content layout. Everybody…
  • The Influence of Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

    Jacob Cass
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    This article has been contributed by John Clifford. Paul Rand said, “Visual communications of any kind, whether persuasive or informative, from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful.” It’s not only about how it looks, or how it works, but about how it looks and works together. Paul Rand: Thoughts on Design book cover, 1947 The American master of corporate identity, advertising, and editorial design codified his approach and methodology in the classic 1947 book Thoughts on Design. Out of…
  • 6 Key Strategies to Instantly Boost Your Freelance Business

    Jacob Cass
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    This article has been contributed by Kristen Gramigna. Small decisions can mean big consequences. Every product you put out there can affect your brand. So have you given thought to what your work is saying about you? If you aren’t making the most of your business branding as a freelancer, it’s time to change something, because being successful as a freelancer is about more than your work — it’s also about the way you manage it. With that in mind, here are a few key tips to instantly boost your freelance business. 1. Create Real Value Start by asking yourself this question: Why should…
  • The Perfect Advertisement

    Jacob Cass
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I was recently reading an article about key words that convert and within it I found a reference to the “perfect advertisement “ from back in 1961. It utilizes the ten “most persuasive” keywords in the English language; you, discover, easy, proven, save, money, guarantee, health, happiness, love, results. So when you combine these into a sentence it creates the “perfect advertisement”: “You can discover an easy and proven way to save money, and help guarantee your future health and happiness. Buy a home in one of America’s finest communities. You’ll love the results. “ Be…
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    Supermarket Blog

  • You Know Someone Who Is The Bomb?

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Send them this letter press printed card so they know. Bombs have to be careful.
  • New Product! 5 Minute Face, Customizable Portrait Illustration

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Valérydesignwrks is happy to offer a great new product to the world! The ‘5 Minute Face’ a lovingly illustrated and stylized portrait from your photo in black ink on a white card stock. This is an original ink illustration for you, a one off artwork! The process is very simple. First, confirm your order and send a photograph of the person to illustrate. It will take less than one week to create your portrait and then it will be securely sent to you. Enjoy!
  • LOVE is everything

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The fruit of SILENCE is Prayer The fruit of PRAYER is Faith The fruit of FAITH is LOVE The fruit of LOVE is service The fruit of SERVICE is Peach Mother Teresa
  • Yes Yes Yes

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    My latest design ? Yes in gold filled and sterling silver. Love is available, and Hope and Joy is coming soon. Check them out
  • Check out The Second half of Dream On Collection!

    3 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    If you are looking for some interesting earrings for yourself or for your love, I am very pleased to inform you that the second half collection is now available, check out Here
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    Design You Trust

  • Opel Interactive Presentation

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Moscow International Automobile Salon will become again the main platform of the country for demonstration the latest novelties of global automotive industries. The organizers expect 1 000 000 plus in public attendance according to preliminary estimation. Radugadesign at MIAS 2014 will provide interactive touch-presentation for Opel automobile brand visualizing advanced technologies used in new cars of the German motor-car manufacturer. Interactive presentation is built on Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) Multitaction Cell 55: special feature of its mechanics is that it combines user…
  • A Showcase of Awesome Mobile UI Logos for Your Inspiration

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    A new design trend in that raise in the logo design community: the mobile UI style. If you didn’t pay too much attention to this trend, then it’s better to change your mind. I collected 30 wonderful logos to sustain my idea that mobile UI influence is quite good. Check them and let me know your opinion about! → Lion → Pizza online → Winemaps → WI-TIE → Pinpin → Mobisnet For more 30 Awesome Mobile UI Logos, here. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • The Color Project by Adrien Broom

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    Adrien Broom is a self-taught photographer with a penchant for the bizarre and beautiful. She is committed to creating art that is exploratory, communicative and empowering to the viewer. Her photographs represent a peek into her aesthetic connection to the world around her. Her images often tell stories, exploring conversations between the natural wend and western culture through constructed narrative scenes. via fine art me. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • 10 web development tools you’ll love at first sight

    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Tremendous growth has been seen in the area of web development for enhanced user experience in the past few years so much so that a new generation of web applications and tools have emerged just to cater to those involved in the business of UI/UX development. It’s not surprising therefore to find a plethora of productivity tools released every other day that claim to help developers create richer, more beautiful and complex websites to cater to their clientele. With so many out there, the question that most developers struggle with is, which one? UXPin Development is a complex process which…
  • Celebrity Pizza Portraits by Domenico Crolla

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    The concept of drawing various figures on pizza is not new. Nevertheless, Italian chef Domenico Crolla has a lot of customers. See more on Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    In an earthquake – which do you think will fare better. skyscrapers or mountains? Have you noticed that when nature creates something, it’s quite random in construction. Mountains aren’t created with perfectly straight rocks. Yet when humans design something, our geometry and thinking is very linear. We love the use of straight, angular lines that directly challenge the Earth’s elements. It’s as if we believe that our human understanding of mathematics is enough to trick nature into submission (cause of course we are more powerful than nature itself). Then it…
  • Don’t give up your day job

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    Making money from your passion is not easy. You may feel that life is not worth living unless you are following your dreams and doing what really makes your heart happy. But the chances that your dreams and a steady stream of revenue are best friends are close to zero. There really is no better advice than ‘don’t give up your day job’. So should you ditch the idea of starting a band that will rival Nirvana? No, but just do it in your spare time. The commercial success of dreams are few and far between and those dreams can quickly turn into nightmares when your passion needs…
  • Metallica’s James Hetfield for Guitar Center

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    If we were to host another Brand Hooligans conference tomorrow, James Hetfield from Metallica would be on our wishlist of speakers. Decades of heading up the world’s most successful metal outfit have gifted him a unique wisdom and outlook on the world. On another note, there is something about how the music industry in the US produces branded content that is rather special. Perhaps it’s because their customers know a thing or two about what they are investing their money into, but there is an honest and degree of authentic storytelling that you just don’t see very often. The…
  • Guide to Good Business

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    What exactly is ‘good business’? Profit? – sure. Making a positive contribution? – probably. Saving the world? – yeah, okay. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book to be used—write in the margins and turn over the corners of the pages. But don’t expect management speak, nor miracles for untold riches. It’s not a book about staging a revolution. It’s a book about doing things well (from how you run the show to the pens you buy).
  • Reebok endorse Tim Noakes with branded bacon

    7 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Reebok have taken Prof Tim Noakes’ message to heart and launched a Reebok branded pack of bacon. The bacon itself is a pure as the driven snow having no sweeteners, monosodium glutamate, nitrates or nitrites. Reebok are a major sponsor of the CrossFit Games, which advocates a LCHF / Paleo lifestyle – the branded bacon product fits into that kind of training regime. As we’ve stated before, Prof Noakes’ LCHF theories are gaining traction and becoming ever more mainstream. As the evidence mounts in favour of dietary plans that consist of less carbohydrate nutrition, it…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Take Workshops

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Check out the Take Workshops, a series of photography workshops around the globe. The first two will be in New York (23-24 September) and San Francisco (3-5 October). If your in the area check it out as it looks like fun.
  • Instagram

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Anyone heard of this new thing called Instagram? Apparently it works on your phone. If you happen to have it why not follow us? We just signed up. User – designiskinky.
  • Yuko Shimizu

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Beautiful illustrations by New York based Japanese artist Yuko Shimizu.
  • Michael Alvarez

    6 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The slightly weird world of artist Michael Alvarez.
  • Krisztián Tejfel

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    Krisztián Tejfel from Hungary is painter (mostly digital) and photographer from Hungary.
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  • Concrete paperweights molded from iconic...

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Concrete paperweights molded from iconic Billykirk leather accessories. Made by the Concrete Cat in Edmonton, AB Canada. (Want more? See and
  • TipTapTop is an original tap which teaches...

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    TipTapTop is an original tap which teaches children how to wash their hands in a new and amusing way, reducing water waste up to 70%, increasing sanitation and hygiene. (Want more? See and
  • 'The 60 series' furniture made in a 60° angle...

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    'The 60 series' furniture made in a 60° angle by Georgian studio XYZ Integrated Architecture. (Want more? See and
  • Artist and Inventor Dominic Wilcox has...

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    Artist and Inventor Dominic Wilcox has published a book of his absurd yet perfectly logical invention ideas. Variations on Normal includes such things as a maraca/toothbrush, a family sized poncho and a technological solution to snoring. 128 pages (Want more? See and
  • Designed by the Polish studio WitaminaD, the ½...

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    Designed by the Polish studio WitaminaD, the ½ Stool is a versatile piece of furniture that serves as a stool or an end table and can be placed indoors or outside. (Want more? See and
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  • NOTFZJ80: Test Trip, Big Bear II

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. So for Part I of the NOTFZJ80 Test Trip, we focused on Camping… in Part II, it’s time for off roading! And in this case, we decided to explore the Forest…
  • NOTFZJ80: Test Trip, Big Bear I

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. I can’t believe we’re finally at this stage… TEST TRIP! For our first quick test trip there are two big things that need testing: #1 Camping! #2…
  • Obsession/Trend: Enamelware

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    So it all began with the adorable Mexican Loteria espresso/shot enamelware set our friends gave us… combined with the NOTFZJ80 progress and camp gear shopping… which lead to Shawn admitting his nostalgic side wanted some old school enamelware… which lead me down an internet rabbit hole of all things enamelware… so since i fell all the way down there ~ what i found was everything from gaudy to adorable, hipster to classic, and even the Polish manufacturer that seems to be behind many of the recent ones popping up now! Is enamelware the new mason jar? Take a peek at some…
  • + Tasteologie Roundup

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    INSPIRED! Here’s a peek at some of the many things inspiring us over at and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more… (Want more visual goodness? See +

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. Wow. We’ve so much has changed since the last update on our NOTFZJ80 Project. When you last saw it, we installed the front bumper + winch and were in a holding…
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • vincent coste forms triangular A3 house with panoramic view of france

    Vincent Coste
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    the zig-zagging edge of solid and glazed partitions allows light to shine into the residence from sunrise to sunset.The post vincent coste forms triangular A3 house with panoramic view of france appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • interview with davin stowell, founder of smart design

    andy butler I designboom
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    davin stowell co-founded smart design in 1980 in new york. he spoke to us about his influences and creative approach to product and service development.The post interview with davin stowell, founder of smart design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • woelky conceives porcelain casting technique based on chicken eggs

    Kaja Woelky
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    the multi-layered process produces unique forms with porous interior cavities. The post woelky conceives porcelain casting technique based on chicken eggs appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • vacancy studies: experiments & strategic interventions in architecture

    philip stevens I designboom
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    according to ronald and erik rietveld of RAAAF, an empty structure isn't necessarily a problem, but rather a blank canvas on which to implement a range of unique design opportunities.The post vacancy studies: experiments & strategic interventions in architecture appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • kahing design constructs temporary micro-structures out of PVC pipes

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    the exhibition to displays how local design tactics – folding, piling, extending, bending, and hiding – can fit within the minimal capacity of hong kong.The post kahing design constructs temporary micro-structures out of PVC pipes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
  • The Trustees of the Reservation Part I: A Visit to World’s End

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Last week I was lucky enough to travel up to the coast of Massachusetts and visit some wonderful places. Thanks to the Trustees of the Reservation, 100 sites and 25,000 acres of land have been conserved. They manage a wide variety of sites, from the National Historic Site of Naumkeag, with it’s amazing gardens designed by Fletcher Steele, to more than 5 miles of trails through the dunes and greater site surrounding Crane’s Beach on the North Shore of Boston. photo - The Trustees of the Reservation I was able to visit two remarkable sites maintained by the Trustees of the…
  • Sale! 20% off iittala

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    You have approximately one week to scoop up great deals on iittala — our 20% off sale ends on August 5th, 2014. In case you are unfamiliar with iittala, it’s a brand that offers many iconic pieces for design lovers, from hand-blown glass birds designed by Oiva Toikka to classic vases by Alvar Aalto. iittala Toikka Barn Owl By the way, in case you were wondering about the man who behind the birds, this is Oiva Toikka: But there is so much more to iittala than just the coolest glass birds around. It’s my go-to for host/hostess and wedding gifts. When there’s a sale like…
  • Designer Interview: Sarah Jane Studios

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    We are so excited to announce the launch of a collaboration made in heaven. Illustrator Sarah Jane of Sarah Jane Studios has teamed up with Pop & Lolli to bring her charming and whimsical creations to removable fabric wallpapers and decals. Pop & Lolli founder Mia Viljoen first fell in love with Sarah Jane’s work when her daughters’ South African grandmother made them matching dresses from Sarah Jane’s fabric. She then realized the charming illustrations would make brilliantly gorgeous wall decor, decals and wallpaper . Today we’re sitting down with Sarah Jane…
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  • Renault Twingo by Kuntzel & Deygas

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    Le duo d’artistes Kuntzel + Deygas, en interview pour Fubiz TV l’année dernière, a été approchée par l’agence Publicis Conseil pour signer cette campagne colorée et pop pour la nouvelle Twingo de Renault. Une vidéo appelée « Go Anywhere, Go Everywhere » très réussie, jouant avec talent sur les formes et les couleurs pour mettre en avant la nouvelle voiture,
  • Pencil Lamp

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Les designers londoniens de Michael & George ont eu l’idée extravagante d’imaginer une lampe sous la forme d’un crayon géant. Un projet où la lumière jaillit depuis une ampoule placée au niveau de la gomme appelé HB Pencil lamp qui changera pour sûr votre intérieur.
  • Hungarian Colorful Post-War Houses

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    L’artiste germano-hongroise Katharina Roters a réalisé une série de clichés récensant les différentes façades colorées et singulières des maisonnettes hongroises appelées « Magyar Kocka« , des cubes hongrois que l’on peut retrouver partout dans cet ancien pays de l’Union Soviétique. Des batîments simples mais personnalisés par les habitants à découvrir dans la suite.
  • Principle of Design Poster Series

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Efil Türk a imaginé une série de posters incroyables proposant de rappeler les 10 grands principes du design. Des créations splendides « Principle of Design Poster Series » pour illustrer l’importance de l’équilibre en design, du contraste, du mouvement ou encore du rythme à découvrir en images dans la suite.
  • Star Wars Lego Invasion in Lyon

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Les photographes lyonnais Benoît Lapray et Matthieu Latry sont de véritables fans de la saga Star Wars. Utilisant les différents jouets Lego tirés des films, ces derniers nous proposent de découvrir une sympathique invasion du quartier lyonnais de Confluence par le côté obscur de la force.
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    Laws of Simplicity

  • Do Both

    John Maeda
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    DO BOTH. This is from a June 07, 2005 post on my original Simplicity blog that a reader found still exists on the Wayback Machine here. Brand is an inoperable asset for the customer. It doesn’t make your product work any better. Although it does makes a potential consumer desire your product more. Is it cheaper to improve a product’s reliability and functionality? Or is it cheaper to improve a product’s desirability? Considering the marginal costs of additional research and development, combined with production, testing, assurance, and so forth, the answer is fairly clear.
  • Dr. Daniel Cabrera’s LOS for Emergency Medicine

    John Maeda
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    I was pleased and honored to see this adaptation by Dr. Daniel Cabrera at Mayo Clinic on applying the Laws of Simplicity to the emergency medicine space. The link is here: Thank you Dr. Cabrera! -JM Reduce. The easiest way to approach a clinical problem is to reduce it to its minimal meaningful expression. Organize. Grouping problems and information make infinite problems appears finite. Time. Decrease time spent in meaningless activities and increasing time on essential tasks. Learn. Knowledge is key, you need to know where to find the answer to any question.
  • Laws of Simplicity, Revisited

    John Maeda
    3 May 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Way, way back … I separated the Laws of Simplicity into two categories: aesthetic thinking vs logical thinking. The idea was too complex for me to wrestle with at the time, but now I’m pulling the thoughts out of cryosleep. Click on the image above, or here’s the Slideshare link. -JM
  • Design and Venture .Org

    John Maeda
    29 Dec 2013 | 4:17 pm
    I’ve started a new blog to think about the intersection of “Design and Venture” (Venture = Venture Capital) … design, technology, and business are colliding in a powerful way right now. How exciting! -JM
  • Simply Imperfect

    John Maeda
    3 Jul 2013 | 6:43 am
    A friend gave me this book by Robin Griggs Lawrence entitled “Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House.” The book speaks to the Japanese concept of beauty as elegant instances of imperfection. Nature is “perfectly imperfect” — and thus to emulate that condition of beauty is what brings us in harmony with the way the earth presents itself to us. It’s ironically what lies at the essence of the pursuit of perfection in Modernism, and yet is so easy to forget. -JM
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  • Goodwood 2014 Concepts

    Mr K (boss)
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Dernier petit retour sur l’édition 2014 du Festival of Speed de Goodwood, je vous propose de découvrir cette superbe série de clichés shootés par le photographe Marc Tran qui s’est attaché aux détails des concept cars présentés. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Marc Tran … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • House in Guimarães

    Mr K (boss)
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Shootée par le photographe Nelson Garrido, coup de coeur pour la splendide « House in Guimarães », une superbe villa de 650 m2 créée par Sequeira Architects et construite dans la région de Guimarães au Portugal. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie More informations & credits 650 square meters were needed … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Time Slice

    Mr K (boss)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:43 am
    Coup de projecteur sur « Time Slice », une excellente série de compositions du photographe new-yorkais Richard Silver qui nous offre des clichés de monuments célèbres composés de sections shootées à différents moments et ré-assemblées pour un rendu visuel des plus intéressant. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Tilia Freestanding Hanger

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Combinant une petite assise et un porte-manteau pour un ensemble très harmonieux, coup de coeur pour le très beau « Tilia Freestanding Hanger » créé par la designer Alicja Prussakowska. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale This object was designed to be fitted in the hall space.While designing … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Des inconnus à Cuba

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Sobrement intitulée « Des inconnus à Cuba », découverte de cette très belle série de clichés shootée par le photographe canadien Francois Ollivier basé à Montréal. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Francois Ollivier… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • What Will You Tell Your Peers about Your Conference Experience?

    Lauren Cramer
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Spend time among the brightest minds in UX The UI19 workshop leaders are there for you and ready to answer your questions. Attendees tell us things like, “The workshops and speeches are extremely useful and inspiring.” “The accessibility of the different speakers. I can literally walk up, get a handshake, say hi, and talk.” Attendees express their thoughts on the UI Conference Luke Wroblewski   Beautifully executed and well delivered. Tons of great info, I’m energized to apply what I learned. Learn about Luke’s workshop, Mobile Design Essentials. Stephen Anderson  …
  • UIEtips: Service Design – Pushing Us Beyond the Familiar

    Jared Spool
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In a conventional UX approach, we’d focus on the bits. With service design, we go beyond and think about the cross-channel experience. Today’s article discusses the intricacies of service design and why you need to pay attention to it. If you find yourself stumbling into the service design world with little direction, then Marc Stickdorn’s workshop at the UI19 conference is perfect for you. Marc will show you how to create a cohesive customer experience by expanding beyond digital and designing for every customer touch point. Explore his workshop, Service Design: Creating Delightful…
  • UIEtips: UX Strategy Blueprint

    Jared Spool
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    In this week’s UIEtips, Jim Kalbach defines and discusses how to consistently create a UX strategy. Here he shares a tool with you for doing so at your organization—the UX Strategy Blueprint. If your strategy discussions feel more like political battles than progressive team-building, pay attention to Jim Kalbach. His virtual seminar on Thursday, August 28 is all about Defining a UX Design Strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Analysis and planning, while necessary inputs and outputs in the strategy creation process, are not the core of strategy. You can’t analyze your way to…
  • Sarah Horton and Steve Faulkner – HTML5 Accessibility

    Sean Carmichael
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Web accessibility takes place on a foundation of technologies, the most common of which are developed and maintained by the Worldwide Web Consortium, or W3C. Its success is dependent on how well these underlying technologies support accessible user experiences. Fortunately for us, people like Steve Faulkner devote much of their time to ensure technology specifications, such as HTML5, include the hooks that make it possible to build an accessible and enjoyable user experience for everyone. Including people who use assistive technologies, such as screen reader and…
  • UIEtips: Principles Over Process – Four Core Tenets for How to Work as a Team of One

    Jared Spool
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    As a solo UX design practitioner, you may think setting up a specific process is best to get others within your organization on board. But that’s not necessarily the case. In today’s UIEtips, we offer an excerpt from Leah Buley’s book UX Team of One. Leah covers four principles to follow to achieve success as a the sole UX designer within an organization. Are you a lone UX designer at your company trying to figure out how to get others on board with the UX process? At the UI19 Conference in Boston, October 27-29 Leah’s workshop UX as a Team Sport will show you how to…
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  • Reflections on the Thirty Day Writing Challenge

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Rembrandt’s Philosopher in Meditation, 1632 I think. I think and I think, think and think some more, think about it a little more, then a little less, then a little more to make up for thinking about it a little less. I over think and under do. I don’t get my hands dirty, I just imagine what it’d be like to scrub them with soap after the work is done. It’s boring and tiring and it sucks. Not doing sucks. Not making sucks. Not working hard sucks. Not getting onto my grind in the morning, not feeling the pain in the back of my neck from tired muscles, not trying to stay…
  • Day 30 – Learn To Enjoy Discomfort and Watch Your Talents Grow

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    It was becoming a lot of work. Sorry, I should say that he was becoming a lot of work. It felt like the amount of work that was needing to go into raising my son was just growing at an alarming rate. Felt like? Hmm, pardon my cuteness. It was absolutely, without a doubt, growing at an alarming rate. A dozen nappy changes, food and water and more nappy changes. Constantly washing, constantly folding that washing, constantly cleaning every space he was going into. Every. Single. Day. Don’t get me wrong – I love the little guy with all my heart, I have since the moment he was born.
  • Day 29 – Keep Your Hands Moving

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I’ve fallen into this trap so many times and for so many years that it’s simply embarrassing. I call it the theory trap. When reading anything relating to your craft, it’s easy to assume that your skills are developing. You know how to balance two elements or how to highlight an item, so you must be getting better, right? When you first start reading up on these things, you apply them pretty quickly, and see quick results. You’re new to the game, so the leaps you make seem legendary. So you read more theory. Or at least that’s what I did. I saw improvements from…
  • Day 28 – Design What You Know

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    “Write what you know.” Budding writers are regularly thrown this bone. It’s a suggestion borne of fear. “Write what you know” is a succinct way of saying that writing isn’t too hard; just take what’s already in your head and put it onto paper. What’s so hard about that? Everything you need is already rolling around in your noggin. You’re already a genius! Just prove it to the world! At least this is how most people read this advice, rendering it awful. A few think it through and derive great rewards for it – write what you know. So…
  • Day 27 – What’s In It For Them?

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    What’s in it for them? That’s the audience, that’s who ‘them’ is. What’s in it for the audience? What’s in it for the one person who you will be stopping? What’s in it for the person whose day you are interrupting? They might be looking for information, but we’re not part of the search. That’s not our process. Our process is to stop them from searching. To say to them ‘you have reached your end’. To interrupt their search. That’s the best case scenario. We might be doing something worse. We might be shoving an idea…
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  • Louisiana is drowning

    Nathan Yau
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Louisiana is quickly losing much of its coast to the Gulf of Mexico. ProPublica and The Lens just launched an interactive project that shows you by how much and tells the story of those affected. In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be part of the Gulf of Mexico. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes — 16 square miles a year — due to climate change, drilling and dredging for oil and gas, and levees on the Mississippi River. At risk: Nearly all of the nation's domestic energy supply, much of its seafood production, and…
  • Members Only: How to Make Dot Density Maps in R

    Nathan Yau
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Choropleth maps are useful to show values for areas on a map, but they can be limited. In contrast, dot density maps are sometimes better for showing distributions within regions.Continue reading →
  • Interactive tool shows impact of terrorism

    Nathan Yau
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    The Global Terrorism Database, maintained by the University of Maryland, is an open source database that catalogs terrorism events since 1970 through 2013. Data visualization firm Periscopic visualized the incident-level data in A World of Terror. There are over 3,065 organizations and groups listed in the GTD. To identify the top 25 organizations who used terrorist tactics, we determined the groups with the most killings, the most wounded, and the most incidents. We wanted to make sure we were inclusive of all actions, including those that neither wounded nor killed. We aggregated these 3…
  • Graph-based video game

    Nathan Yau
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Last year, Metrico, an infographic-based puzzle game for the PlayStation Vita, was announced for future release. It's out now. I must've been in a pissy mood from too many spam-fographics in my suggestions inbox last year, because I brushed this game off for whateversville (and seemed upset about it). Metrico totally seems like a game I would like though. You essentially navigate a 3-D world of graphs, and the terrain changes based on your own actions and button pushes. Just don't use the game design as an idea bucket for your next slide deck. [via Wired] Tags: Metrico, video games
  • Face tracking coupled with projection mapping

    Nathan Yau
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Projection mapping — the use of projected images onto physical objects to turn them into something else — continues to grow more impressive. Nobumichi Asai and team combined it with face tracking to completely change a person's face to someone and something else. Slightly creepy. Super fascinating. [via Boing Boing] Tags: face tracking, projection mapping
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Spring Airlines - cosplay in the sky

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    Themed cosplay flights offered by Spring Airlines, a Chinese low-cost airline. The airline previously introduced a Maids and Butlers theme. Via social channels customers are invited to submit their wishes for future themes. • Chinese Daily
  • Happy Wall

    2 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Interactive analogue pixel wall at Kgs. Nytorv in Copenhagen. Photos by Twitter users tagged #happywall . An expansion of Copenhagen's metro is under construction (estimated launch in 2018) and the installation is one of many works commissioned by the Metro to activate the fences surrounding the numerous construction sites. Happy Wall is created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo. •
  • Pi in the Sky

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    Skywriting performance by 5 airplanes. The mystical numbers form the first 314 digits of pi’s infinite sequence. •
  • Kanyefy your Mac dock

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:16 am
    Improve your Mac OSX experience and swap the custom dock icons with Kanye West heads. F.A.T. lab intern Maddy Varner shows you how to do it in 5 minutes. •
  • Not available on the App Store

    2 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    Because there isn't an app for everything. Get the template here and make your own sticker. •
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    PingMag : Art, Design, Life - from Japan

  • Ping Cars Vol.12: Cruising Tokyo with Akiba Cart

    Shogo Jimbo
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Many people were surprised when Mario made an appearance in a marketing campaign for Mercedes Benz. But actually there is a way to enjoy driving the streets of Tokyo like you are playing Mario Kart for real. These images have been over all social media recently and we went in search of the source. It wasn’t hard to find. Akiba Cart is Japan’s first rental go-kart service with vehicles that can be driven on public roads. And perhaps it goes without saying that only in Akihabara would you get something like this. The guy with the big smile and making the peace sign is Akiba…
  • Ping Cars Vol.11: Osamu Kokufu’s Future Mobility

    Shogo Jimbo
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Artist Osamu Kokufu once told us there’s nothing more evocative of the future than the car. His words made a big impression on us and we had planned a Ping Cars road trip with his help. Our destination was going to be Ogata in Akita Prefecture, where we would take part in an eco car race using one of Kokufu’s unique vehicles. But just before we about to publish an interview with Kokufu about his career, and shortly prior to setting off on the road trip, came the news that the artist had passed away in an accident while preparing for his “Floating Conservatory”…
  • Japan’s Hi-Tech Toilets: 2014 Edition!

    Yoshihiko Mano
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    When we started talking about Japanese homes recently, we remembered that actually, more so than tatami, sliding doors and all that jazz, the things that really get attention worldwide in a Japanese home are the toilets. Back in 2008 we published a popular article about Japan’s hi-tech toilets, including the TOTO Washlet, and it got us wondering how things were shaping up six years on. Actually, just like in 2008, TOTO were featured in last year’s Tokyo Designers Week so general interest is still strong in these fancy chamber pots. We went along to the TOTO showroom in Tokyo to…
  • Kenta Nakamura, Nihon Shigoto Hyakka: New Work-Life Balance in Flexible Spaces

    Tom Vincent
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    People have to work in order to live. These days we usually search for a job online. But Nihon Shigoto Hyakka (literally “Japan Work Department Store”) is a different kind of website to the typical job-hunting portal in which you positions are itemized on the page. The jobs have stories; they are also lifestyle choices. We spoke to Kenta Nakamura to hear his ideas about how living and working are connected. What do you think the difference is between living and working? For the people who we write about and feature on Shigoto Hyakka, living and working are connected things.
  • Judging a (Manga) Book by its Cover: Japanese Manga Book Design

    28 May 2014 | 5:15 am
    This month Manga Night has chosen five manga that showcase great comic book design. They say you should never judge a book by its cover and yet we are all guilty of doing this. There is even a word in Japanese to describe when you are enticed to buy a book solely by how it looks — jake-kai (literally “jacket buy”). The shelves in any bookstore will be stacked with books in all manner of designs but perhaps more than any, manga covers are particularly diverse and creative. With this in mind, we are going to introduce some manga that have eye-catching covers (not to mention,…
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • The great outdoors

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    We’re always a bit sceptical of those endless ‘list’ pages on websites. So, prior to a recent trip to Athens, we did notice that several sites named Cine Thisio as one of the best movie theatres in the world, but didn’t take it that seriously. Now we’ve been, we take it all back. This sweet little outdoor cinema sits below the Acropolis and is just, well, great. You enter at dusk and everything seems pretty normal. Then you notice the subtle sign on the floor telling you when it was built. And you wonder why there’s a statue in the plants in front of the screen. And you…
  • DEC Gaza Appeal

    7 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) has just launched an appeal in the UK raising funds for the humanitarian emergency in Gaza. Here are some of the early applications of the work – for each appeal we design a bespoke ’roundel’ which reflects the core identity yet gives each appeal a unifying symbol. This is the third appeal made by the organisation since our recent rebrand of them, following on from a Syria campaign and the phenomenally succesfull Philippines campaign which has raised nearly £100 million so far. The DEC represents 13 of the UK’s major aid…
  • The search for a voice

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    Shruthi Venkataraman’s ‘dipped in colour’ design for Kulture shop On my first ever trip to India, I managed to embarrass myself before I’d even landed. As the plane banked and approached the runway, I noticed multiple blue rectangles on the ground and thought ‘wow, that’s a lot of swimming pools’. Those ‘pools’, I soon discovered, were the blue tarpaulin roofs of the slums by the airport, protection against the imminent monsoon. Before stepping off the plane I already felt like a colonial plonker, and shame has stopped me retelling the story until now. My…
  • Mlinda

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We’ve been working for two years for a new environmental foundation in Paris called Mlinda*. They are an unusual organisation, currently quite small but with seriously big ambitions: to change the way we produce and consume. Here’s a brief synopsis of the core narrative that we’ve developed together: The earth’s resources are being depleted faster than the earth can regenerate them. What we consume and how we produce it is endangering our planet. People either seem to know and not do anything about it, or do not realise what is really happening. The greatest opportunity for change…
  • Child to Child

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’ve just finished a small-scale rebranding project for the children’s charity, Child to Child. Since 1979 the Child to Child Trust been promoting children’s right to be part of the decisions that affect their lives, using toolkits and resources to ensure that children learn from one another, across the globe. The amended, shorter name is matched with a redesigned symbol in three variants that always contains two children embedded into the wordmarks. Here’s how the scheme will start to roll-out across stationery and initial applications. Our thanks to our collaborators on this…
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Top 10 Designers Announced in Premium Materials Design Challenge

    Dan Devorkin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Vote for your Favorites by Sept 1st! In July, we challenged designers to showcase their skills by creating a product using one of our three new premium materials. At first, we weren’t sure what to expect; This was the first time we ran a contest where designers actually created something tangible to enter, as opposed to just submitting their design files. Would we get any good entries? Would folks just take the free sheet of material and run? We didn’t know. We were thrilled to find that although the amount of submissions were somewhat smaller, the quality of entries we recieved…
  • What to do with your first laser cut design

    Guy Blashki
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Four scenarios and next step options for first-time makers You’ve created a design and uploaded it to Ponoko, placed and order, and now you have your first piece of laser cut delight. So now what? It all depends on what stage of the process you’re in. We’ve come up with four scenarios to keep things moving. See which one best describes you. Scenario #1 You: My design is not quite right – it didn’t work out! Ponoko: Don’t let this get you down. The first try pretty much never turns out perfect for anyone. Making something is a process, and you’re in…
  • Laser cutting that measures up

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #189 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser etched Measuring Tape/Beltt via Instructables from Robb Godshaw. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, flowers, and medals… Above is a laser cut bamboo cake toppers from Cabin. Printed and laser cut Military Medals from The Porkchop Show. Posted in Art, Fashion + Textiles, Functional Art + Objects, Jewellery, Laser Cut Leather, Laser Cut Wood, Laser Cutting, Sam Tanis by Sam | No Comments
  • Laser Cut Typographic Gears

    Guy Blashki
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Round and round she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows Check out this gem of a project from Mario Klingemann, otherwise known as Quasimondo. A few years back he whipped up a Typographic Gear Generator that is able to create pairs of wheels that interlock with mesmerising precision. The gears can then be laser cut and added to your next mechanical marvel for all to enjoy. There is something whimsical and kind of cute about bundling in this extra layer to an otherwise run-of-the-mill laser cut component. Pictured here (and in the following clip) is a laser cut geared wheel turning around a…
  • Step-by-Step: Laser Cutting Tutorial Part 4

    Guy Blashki
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Watching the laser cutter in action In this four-part series of introductory laser cutting tutorials we have shown you just how easy it can be to become a digital maker with Ponoko. Now it is time to watch the laser cutter do its thing and see those designs become real, tangible objects right before your eyes. Just hit Play on the video above. Here’s a little refresher on what got us to this point. • Laser Cutting Tutorial Part 1: Getting started with the Personal Factory • Laser Cutting Tutorial Part 2: Edit design templates • Laser Cutting Tutorial Part 3: Custom designs…
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    Brian Lovin - Designer

  • Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

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

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

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

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

    5 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I use SoundCloud…a lot. As in, all the time, every day. I’ve been using it to curate new music for a few years now, and it’s been so fun to watch the platform evolve with each passing week. I admire SoundCloud’s ability to ship new features and improvements so often, striving to make the site faster and easier to use for everyone. The SoundCloud team recently redesigned their iOS app – a surprising refresh of their mobile offering with a slick new listening interface and a beautiful new way of interacting with your music. So far the reviews of the app have been…
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • 50+ Creative 404 Error Page Designs for Inspiration

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    What feels good to be accessed any website is not just the information it contains, but the design, the level of elegance and excellence in the website design, and compatibility of it with other systems, etc., is all what matters too. A good website with a good design, will have even the smallest to the smallest component matching your style, the theme of your design, matching the color combo, or the design styling with your overall website stuff. From the menu colors, text styles, to the 404 Error Page, everything has a unique and cool design for a good and well designed website.
  • Inspirational Examples of Websites Using Parallax Scrolling

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    To show everyone how Parallax scrolling can be used in a website we have collected some awesome websites which make use of Parallax scrolling in the most efficient way possible as examples. They are all such beautifully executed websites that you will definitely have the best experience going through them!
  • How to Create an Awesome Website Footer

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    While designing a website, designers need to focus on all the important aspects that work in favor and are important to be included in the design. There are three most important elements of any website design – the header, the content and the footer. Without them the design never gets completed making the website design appear amateur. Unfortunately, there are some designers that focus on the header and the content part and underestimate the power of footer that too plays an important role.
  • 6 Best Free Node.js Ebooks

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Node.js is a cross platform runtime environment and a library to help run the applications that are written in JavaScript outside the browser. Node.js apps are designed to maximize the efficiency. Programmers and developers well know about Node.js and I guess I need not spare extra words about this javascript programming library.
  • 20 Brilliant Premium WordPress Blog Themes

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    All the themes in this collection are latest and exceptionally well designed. Search in today’s collection to your heart’s content and equip yourself with these amazing themes.
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    Design You Trust

  • 10 web development tools you’ll love at first sight

    Catalin Zorzini
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Tremendous growth has been seen in the area of web development for enhanced user experience in the past few years so much so that a new generation of web applications and tools have emerged just to cater to those involved in the business of UI/UX development. It’s not surprising therefore to find a plethora of productivity tools released every other day that claim to help developers create richer, more beautiful and complex websites to cater to their clientele. With so many out there, the question that most developers struggle with is, which one? UXPin Development is a complex process which…
  • Celebrity Pizza Portraits by Domenico Crolla

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    The concept of drawing various figures on pizza is not new. Nevertheless, Italian chef Domenico Crolla has a lot of customers. See more on Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Digital Art by Aditya Ikranegara

    Matt Watts
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Dose of amazing digital illustrations by Aditya Ikranegara. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Illusive Ceramic Sculpture by Katharine Morling

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Painter and sculptor Katharine Morling is fond of ceramics. But her works don’t quite look like ceramics. They rather look like some kind of a paper art. See more on Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • RocketSkates

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    RocketSkates are retro, “back to the future” style, motorized roller skates that you strap over your shoes and ride at speeds up to 12mph! watch the video at Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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    You The Designer

  • Cute Coffee Cups that Change Moods

    George Nacpil
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A group consisting of talented artists was tasked with creating a limited series of souvenir cups to help establish the identity of Gawatt takeout coffee shop. What they ended up with are what came to be known as Gawatt Emotions. These are not your typical coffee cups. These will definitely bring a little twist to your mood, amusing you as you get your caffeine fix. Art Director Stepan Azaryan, Graphic Designer Karen Gevorgyan, and Illustrator Narine Manvelyan collaborated to work on  this wonderful idea of cups altering facial expressions as customers rotate the sleeve.  …
  • WikiWand: Wikipedia Redesign in a Swish and Flick

    Gian Bautista
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    “Good Old Wikipedia, Great New Look” Wikipedia hasn’t change much since it was built because the developers want it to work on computers with low-resolution monitors or slow internet connections with the same efficiency as it does on modern devices. But do we have to deprive ourselves of a more appealing Wikipedia? Make your Wikipedia experience more visually exciting with a modern interface in WikiWand. Wikiwand is a tool that optimizes the dull-looking pages of Wikipedia for a quicker and significantly improved reading experience. The tool transforms Wikipedia content…
  • Funny and Honest Brand Slogans By Clif Dickens. The last one is SO true!

    George Nacpil
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Company image is very important especially for its customers. It should have a good feedback to make other people go to them. However, even the biggest brands have some qualities which do not exactly enhance their brand’s value. Clif Dickens, a graphic designer thought of a way on how to make fun of these famous global brands, replacing their original slogans with something a little bit more honest feedback.   The idea of his work is simple but what the slogan says is very brilliant. Some people may agree or not on what these things say about these brands next to their logos and I…
  • Tutorial Tuesday – Collage Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

    Gian Bautista
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Good day artists! In this issue of Tutorial Tuesday, You The Designer will show you how to create a collage photo manipulation artwork created by our resident graphic artist Romel Belga. Click on the button below to download all the resources you’ll need for this tutorial. download now Follow the step by step process below and try to recreate this awesome collage photo manipulation. Let’s get started! Step 1 – Create a new 8.5×11 document in Photoshop (Ctrl+N>Preset: U.S. Paper). Step 2 – Place the background image (shutterstock_137585213) from the resources…
  • Keep Fresh, Stay Rad Typography Cards by Friends of Type

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    These postcards are not only bold, refreshing and every bit a dream come true for every typography fan but it certainly beats the generic Hallmark card out of the competition. It seems that it is a great week to be a typography fan because after the typography calendar, Friends of Type has recently released their Keep Fresh, Stay Rad postcard box set. The designs from the group’s website are neatly collated and printed by Princeton Architectural Press to form the Keep Fresh, Stay Rad.  The postcard set is a culmination of the group’s work that was regularly posted on their…
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  • US OPEN 2014 Concept sketches

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The US Open 2014 is upon us and as with every big sports event, there is the need for a brand. This year, five illustrators were invited to create the main illustration for the event. Enter Orlando Arocena, a Mexican-Cuban-American who enjoys delivering creative solutions for some of the world's most renowned brands. Although his artwork didn't make the final cut it is still a super inspiring vector illustration full of incredible details. Below, we share a glimpse behind the design process with some basic applications. Idea Statement: Drive awareness and consideration of the 2014 U.S.OPEN-…
  • Daily Inspiration #1856

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to aanthoor abaanya Aidan Kenny Alejo Malia Alex alternate--lives ANCHORSUPPLY Andi Todaro Anna Grape blazicke Camille Kimberly Carlos Cananéa Carlos viana charactersdesign creativesfound Dan Bell designwolff…
  • Logo Design: Hexagons

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you guys. Last week we featured logos with bicycles, and today we're featuring logos with hexagons! Every week we search through our favorite galleries: Logopond and Dribbble. Both are a great communities for designers everywhere. Also, if you you'd like to suggest ideas for the next subjects, please, tell me by sending me sending me a tweet: @paulogabriel. Cheers! ;) Tags: logo designhexagonslogoBrought to you by: 
  • Watercolor Paintings by Maja Wronska

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    Maja Wronska is an artist from Poland and she has a very impressive style of painting. Using only watercolors and specializing in architectural structures, her paintings come to life with a mix of colors and shapes. Enjoy! For more from Maja Wronska visit Tags: watercolorpaintingsBrought to you by: 
  • Sergio Fahrer Furniture Design Brand

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The visual identity behind Sergio Fahrer's furniture design studio encapsulates the simplicity of this art in a very elegant way. The clean typography and the symbolism employed reflect the spirit of craftsmanship and quality that is of the utmost importance when it comes to furniture design. In this post we share a little sneak peek behind the evolution of the visual identity. The Sergio Fahrer branding was designed by Diego Bellorin, an independent graphic designer based in Sao Paulo, working within a wide range of disciplines: identity, branding, print, multimedia design, photography and…
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  • 7 Hip Apple Device Mockup Templates for Members

    Chris Spooner
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can now get a taste of the awesome goodies available from The Hip Shop—a popular Creative Market store by superstar designer Madebyvadim—thanks to a kind donation of his brand new Hip Apple device mockup templates. These PSDs feature Apple iPads, iPhones and Macbooks set in still life formations with random objects giving a trendy vintage character. Your own artwork can be instantly added to the screens by editing the built in Photoshop Smart Object, making these templates perfect for mocking up work for client presentations or your portfolio. Madebyvadim…
  • 5 Free High Resolution Grungy Paper & Card Textures

    Chris Spooner
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have a special freebie for you to download today courtesy of Design Cuts. They’ve kindly donated a free sample pack from their new collection of Grungy Paper & Card textures for my readers to enjoy. The pack contains 5 high resolution texture images that are great for adding vintage overlays to your photos or providing a cool background for your designs. This free set of textures contains 5 high resolution files from the full pack of 100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures that’s now available at Design Cuts. Each texture is sized at 4500px X 3000px / 300 DPI, which makes them…
  • Inspiring Artwork Combining Geometry & Photography

    Chris Spooner
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There’s a certain style of art that really catches my attention in inspiration galleries where artists combine geometry and photography to produce striking images. I’m a big fan of using simple shapes to create interesting designs, but the combination with photos really helps create abstract artwork with intense colours and detail. Today’s showcase features 30 inspiring examples of this geometric photography trend, showing how collage style artwork can be created by chopping up an image into patterns and shapes. Natuur by Jelle Martens Puur by Jelle Martens Vision by Jules…
  • Vintage Logo Mockups for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We have a new set of premium design resources for Access All Areas members today, courtesy of GraphicRiver author Yusof Mining. This pack of logo mockups includes 9 templates to present your identity & brand designs in style. With a focus on dusty old papers and washed out filters these mockups PSDs perfectly complement the vintage design style and give your art an authentic hand printed feel. Use them to wow your clients with a detailed design proposal, or create attention grabbing design presentations for your portfolio. Yusof Mining is an established author on stock resources website…
  • Beginner Illustrator Tutorial: Cute Baby Style Artwork

    Chris Spooner
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in a few months so our house is slowly filling up with everything cute and pink! Seeing the style of art used on the items we’ve collected for the nursery gave me a great idea for a beginner’s Illustrator tutorial, showing how stylish illustrations can be created using basic shapes and patterns. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple vector illustrations, each one employing slightly more advanced techniques to eventually form a complete mobile of objects. This tutorial will be split into four sections in…
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    FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world

  • Designer – Mid/Senior

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
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    28 Aug 2014 | 11:58 pm
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    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
  • Royal Copenhagen – Blue & Black Tribute

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Two months ago Royal Copenhagen started to make a tribute to the colours black and blue by collaborating with four artists including a musician, a dancer, a photographer and a writer. The fruits of the collaboration were two films, which the 339 year old renowned porcelain company are delighted with. Credits: Agency: Liquidminds Creative director: Olga Bastian Producer: Rune Hørslev Projectmanager: Mia Skovgaard Sørensen Photographer: Kim Wendt 2. Photographer: David Bauer Stylist: Emilie Dresler Makeup: Mette M Dancers: Patricia Seron Pawlik, Edhem Jesenkovic, Sofia Karlsson Words artist:…
  • Middleweight Graphic Designer

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
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  • World Cup Brands Infographic

    Antonio Carusone
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    My good pal Rowen Frazer of Mission designed this lovely infographic showing how eight brands compared to each other on the field at 2014 World Cup. You can see a full version here, and read more about the project here.
  • 5BORO VHS Series

    Antonio Carusone
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    NYC based skateboard company 5BORO has released a series of decks that pay homage to VHS tapes from the 80s and 90s. I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff.
  • [Sponsor] Ten Dollar Fonts

    Antonio Carusone
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    TDF (Ten Dollar Fonts) is an international typography collective of 65+ designers – focusing on providing the creative industries with accessible, high quality and unique typefaces. The collection of typefaces on TDF is a well refined and curated selection of mostly exclusive typefaces. We’re currently running a giveaway on our Instagram (@tendollarfonts) for two $50 store credits. See our account for more details on how to be in the draw. (Winner randomly selected 9am 1st September 2014 NZST) Interested in sponsoring AisleOne? Visit the sponsorship page for more info.
  • Uwe Loesch

    Antonio Carusone
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Uwe Loesch is a German designer born in 1943 in Dresden, Germany, and studied graphic design at the Peter-Behrens Academy in Duesseldorf. He’s a member of AGI — Alliance Graphique Internationale and has a collection at the MoMA. Most of his work focuses on poster design, and he’s done some great work.
  • City Sense Platform Branding

    Antonio Carusone
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    I really love the color palette and the overlaying of elements in this branding design by Irene Shkarovska.
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  • Black Mysterious Bed Room Furniture Designs from Elite

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Mysterious and unique was the interpretation of this unique bed room decorating idea. The whole interior and decoration from this arrangement was design for those who love to give mysterious side from their personality. Furthermore, both luxury and elegant still can be seen from the gold decoration that completes this decorating idea. For this mysterious black bed room furniture, we can start from the bedding decorating that made from comfortable fabricated. We can try to gather our black wasted fabric and sewing being a large size. We can made whole bed stuff such as sheet, runner, until…
  • Space Saving Interior Decorating Idea Photos for Small Apartment Design Inspiration from Innerspec

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    These small apartment decorating photos was catch up from innerspec. The front layout from this apartment was cover with yellow color application, but inside space of this apartment was completely cover with white color decoration. Furthermore, the white decoration was not only cover the wall system but also several furniture from this apartment was using that color system. Start from the combination of living space and small bed room decor idea we can obviously see the decorative apartment decorating idea that built with maximize use of both space and furniture idea. We can see those…
  • Red Fashionable Bathroom Cabinet Furniture from Artesi

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    These fashionable bathroom cabinet designs were designed from Artesi. The most attractive side form this furniture was place on both design and the color application. As we can see in details that this furniture was cover ion red color scheme. From the whole appearance of this furniture, we can see the complete series from this decoration. This furniture set was available for wash basin (included with wash basin table, wash basin mirror, and rack, and wash basin cabinet). The red bathroom furniture decor ideas from this furniture were bring new appearance from our bathroom space. Actually,…
  • Modern Spiral Staircase Construction Idea with Wood and Glass Material from Siller Trepen

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    These futuristic staircase design ideas was designed for those who have two storey house and want to have prestigious look from a staircase construction. Both design and appearance from this furniture will give new ambience and decoration from our home since these furniture’s were design in spiral shape. Check out this contemporary spiral staircase construction that made from both combination of metal, wooden, and glass material. The spiral line from this furniture was bringing new atmosphere. The wooden side from this furniture will remind us with the back side of snake, or dragon.
  • Lack Kitchen Space? These Top 10 Designs will Leave you Impressed

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Don’t Let Tiny Spaces Stop you From Possessing a Beautiful Kitchen. While most of us dream of a large home with majestic bedrooms, a fancy living area and a royal kitchen, what we usually end up with is a tiny apartment, offering less room to express your interior designing creativity. However, small homes make for really intimate, warm and cozy spaces and you might be all for it; but, a tiny kitchen always makes it to the list of “everything that’s undesirable”. Fortunately, there are ways to work around a tiny kitchen and still make it appear beautiful, spacious, and ensure 100%…
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  • 10 inspiring typographic designs

    Sabina Hona
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:50 pm
    There is a typographic quote which says, “Over thinking kills your happiness.” This is indeed true. Don’t let yourself in the maze of thinking for creating something which is already in the market. All you need to do is little bit of research and get some inspiring typographic designs for making your design stand out. Today, we have the collection of top 10 inspiring typographic designs for all the designers out there. This is the collection of new type of gallery with mixed typography, calligraphy and lettering designs. Let’s have a look! 1. Chill This chilled typography design is by…
  • 20 cool graphics inspired by vintage designs

    Sabina Hona
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Here is the collection of 20 cool graphics which is a great mix of vintage these designs that will make you inspired with its creativity. Have a look! 1. Love & Trust | Colenso Bbdo Colenso BBDO NZ commissioned Like Minded Studio to craft a pack of cards containing 13 musings, maxims and mantras. 2. CBC Radio 3 Podcast Lettering A series of black and white custom lettering by Ben Didier for various CBC Radio 3 podcasts inspired by the incredible early 20th century Sanborn map typography. 3. La Diplomate La Diplomate by Rice Creative offer 60+ teas from all over the world and created the…
  • 15 creative business card designs

    Sabina Hona
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    If you are looking for some inspiration to design a beautiful business card then you are at the right place. We have a collection of some really cool and creative business card designs that suits best for you. These completely exciting and unique business card layouts will help you establish a professional image. Check out the layouts below! 1. Clear & Transparent Business Card Clear UV printed business card has a transparent face that stands out on its own. It’s a beautiful color and execution by Rock Design.   2. Thesherwoodgroup Thesherwoodgroup has helped numerous companies to…
  • Great concept for recipe photography

    Sabina Hona
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Do you love cooking? If no then definitely after reading this blog, you’ll love it. Cooking indeed can be fun. Designer Nora Luther & photographer Pavel Becker teamed up to make unbelievable series of photography called “Recipe Photography Concept”. This creative photography shows you all necessary ingredients floating around for making your recipe. Nora Luther is a German designer who lives in Berlin and focuses on art direction and editorial design with a strong typographic and photographic influence. With photographer Paver Becker, her creative spirit for series of food art that…
  • 12 websites that use big typography beautifully

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Big typography for web design has been very popular and trendy for a few years already. Its main advantage is the powerful impact it can have on the readers, and the efficiency in getting simple messages accross. In this post we showcase some of the best examples of big typography in web design, an inspiration if you are thinking about creating your own. 1. The Pete Design Website – A multi-disciplinary designer that uses narrow headline fonts to shout important keywords to the readers. 2. Austin East Ciders Website – A gorgeous website that uses the style of its labels, rough…
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    SEI Design Group Blog

  • Albany Office Steps Out!

    SEI Design Group
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Elegant Albany group enjoying a day at the races!
  • Webster CSD Approves Project

    SEI Design Group
    21 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    Congratulations to Webster Central School District. Their $12.9 million Capital Improvement project was approved by district voters last night.  The scope of the project includes roof replacement, wall reconstruction re-pointing, exterior and interior door replacement, carpet and floor replacement with  abatement at various school buildings.
  • Congrats Madrid-Waddington CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    21 May 2014 | 5:56 am
    Madrid-Waddington Central School District District voters approved a $3.9 million Capital Improvement Project to make renovations and upgrades to their main building and bus garage, as well as site improvements.
  • Congrats Sodus CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    30 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Congratulations to Sodus Central School District! Last night District voters approved a $16,960,485 capital improvement project. The major scope of work will include security entries, infrastructure upgrades (roof replacement, HVAC, electrical, technology, asbestos abatement), and site / athletic facility improvements including a new all-weather track.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Potluck

    SEI Design Group
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
              Wow, this makes me want to move to the Albany Office, for sure!  Looks yummy!  Great picture of Russ!
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  • Back To School Fails

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    To be fair for most parents this display is extremely accurate. The post Back To School Fails appeared first on
  • Tata Thursday

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    I don’t know who they are, but I am betting they are amazing in so many ways. The post Tata Thursday appeared first on
  • Daily Cool Pics

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    I don’t know who started the fight, but I don’t think this guy is winning. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on
  • Chocolat Facts make it fine to indulge

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I will know eat many chocolate bars daily because based on these facts it seems to be the healthiest food in all the land. The post Chocolat Facts make it fine to indulge appeared first on
  • Laura Gamboa Lingerie Goodness

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Laura Gamboa has the curvy body that makes lingerie pop in all the right places. The post Laura Gamboa Lingerie Goodness appeared first on
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  • What is Cooking? …MAD and loco’l!

    Louise Brandstrup Zastrow
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    For four years straight the Noma team, headed by Rene Redzepi, has hosted the MAD Symposium.  This year the theme was “What is Cooking. The event was co-curated by Alex Atala, a chef from Brazil who runs D.O.M currently known as the 4th best restaurant in the world and David Chang from Momofuku. I recently had the opportunity to join this years event to immerse myself into the world of cooking and the minds of some of the best chefs in the world… Founded in 2011, MAD is a not-for-profit organization that aims to build a community of cooks, purveyors, and thinkers with an appetite…
  • Rapid handmade production

    David Carlson
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    3 to 5 Seconds is a project by Swedish industrial designer Jenny Nordberg. Like many other of her projects part of a larger and ongoing work about how we produce and consume today, how we’ve done historically and how we could do it in the future. In the project 3 to 5 Seconds she examines how different properties from the handmade and mass produced can be combined. Jenny Nordberg graduated in 2004 and has since then been working with exploration and and always cross-border.   Is it possible to make one of a kind handmade items really fast?, Jenny Nordberg asks herself. I’m driven to…
  • New York på Dalsländska by John-Michael Ekeblad

    David Carlson
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    New York based Swedish designer and and communication and brand strategist John-Michael Ekeblad has been invited to host a solo show this past summer at Dalslands Konstmuseum called New York på Dalsländska. Here follows John-Michaels own story about the background to the show. I live and work in NYC, and have my roots in Dalsland, as my grandfather was a carpenter and built several houses around the region during his lifetime, so for me wood working and constructing things comes natural. So I like to make new things out of materials that is regarded as unusable, may it be building material…
  • Collection of tiles “Tratti” by Inga Sempe for Mutina

    David Carlson
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The new collection of tiles “Tratti” by French designer Inga Sempe will be launched by the italian company Mutina during the Cersaie fair in Sassuolo from the 22th to the 26th of September.
  • Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio

    Louise Brandstrup Zastrow
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    It is a culmination of years of experimentation and development that has led Pernille Snedker Hansen to produce her current works. Inspired by Suminagashi, an ancient Japanese craft, she has re-purposed the traditional craft of marbling. Working directly to explore the fluid nature of these techniques she manages to enhance materials and create unique forms. The process is meticulous, controlled and random at the same time. It is created one drop at the time and resembling a tree growth rings, she lets the patterns occur naturally. It is a process of repetition, and letting go of predefined…
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  • Xavier Veilhan. Architectones Barcelona Pavilion

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Barcelona show is something of an intervention, with a diagonal walkway slashing across the famously rectangular floor plan to set up a dialogue with the solitary existing sculpture in the Pavilion, Georg Kolbe’s ‘Alba (Dawn)’, which stands on a small plinth in the smaller of the building’s two reflecting pools. Veilhan has reinterpreted Kolbe’s figure in four figures of descending scale, using different materials in a homage to Mies’ simple, rich palette of glass, steel and marble. The pools have been partly built over, offering visitors new…
  • The Buisson Residence by Robert M. Gurney

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The primary organizational elements for this residence are two “L” shaped brick walls connected by a glass enclosed bridge. Mahogany clad walls combine with the smaller “L” to provide a service volume while glass walls combine with the larger “L” to create the primary living spaces and to provide southern and western views toward the lake. The experience of arrival and the wall are intertwined as the wall establishes a threshold between the pine forest and views toward the lake. Entrance to the house is through the wall and into a space that divides the program of the house into…
  • Photography: Bertone Series by Benedict Redgrove

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In a distinct artistic approach that highlights geometry, architecture and engineering, Benedict Redgrove has captured some of the company’s most radical concept cars from the 1960s and 70s – some never seen before – including designs for Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini and Lancia. The series of images which was originally commissioned by Wallpaper Magazine, exudes a specialty in styling, coach building and manufacturing, with Bertone’s vision categorized by abstract angular frameworks, a use of unique materials for standard auto parts and super-sleek interiors built for luxury and…
  • Silvertop House by John Lautner

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The home was commissioned in 1956 for Kenneth Reiner, who made a small fortune on ladies hair clips and aviation patents. He worked very closely with Lautner to create this house, and Lautner built elements into the home specifically according to Reiner’s specifications; in the event that the equipment didn’t exist to meet those specifications, Reiner would often design and make the necessary piece for Lautner. Some Reiner – designed elements in the home include “lights that pivot into the ceiling, and electrically-controlled skylights.” The result of all the…
  • Cove 6 by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The site, located on an exposed cliff edge overlooking a rocky peninsula, is perched above a dramatic seascape with spectacular views. The site is 1 of 6 exclusive use areas permitted on this reserve. The place is characterized by its rolling landforms and the dense indigenous vegetation of extraordinary variety. “Great care has been taken to promote the natural attributes of the site with the use of materials to complement the natural colour pallet and textures of the site to provide the least impact both during construction and after completion. The approach has therefore been a pavilion…
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  • Alessandra De Cristofaro

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Illustrations by Alessandra De Cristofaro, based in Rome. More below. View the whole post: Alessandra De Cristofaro over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Bernard Frize

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Paintings by artist Bernard Frize. More below. View the whole post: Bernard Frize over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Hernan Bas

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Paintings by Detroit-based artist Hernan Bas. Previously featured here. More below. View the whole post: Hernan Bas over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Eleonor Boström

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am
    Love these ceramics by artist illustrator Eleonor Boström. More below. View the whole post: Eleonor Boström over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Sophia Heymans

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 am
    Paintings by Minnesota-based artist Sophia Heymans. Found via the August Submissions post (over 1300 comments this month). More below. View the whole post: Sophia Heymans over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Asymmetrical Happy Cheap House is a Quirky Prefab Retreat

    Nicole Jewell
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read the rest of Asymmetrical Happy Cheap House is a Quirky Prefab Retreat Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Architecture, corrugated iron homes, Happy Cheap House, laminated plywood, low cost architecture, prefab design, Prefab Housing, stockholm architecture, Tommy Carlsson
  • Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

    Mike Chino
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    It’s that time of year again – school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we’re offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a Voltaic solar backpack! We’re looking for smart ideas that will lower your environmental footprint for the coming academic year, and our grand prize winner will receive their choice of a PUBLIC C1 or PUBLIC V1 bike decked out with a rear rack, a metal basket, and a brass bell (worth a total of $574!), and three…
  • Terrifying UN Report Warns Climate Change is Becoming Irreversible

    Taz Loomans
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released an alarming new report that shows unchecked greenhouse gas emissions are leading to inevitable and irreversible climate change. The report warns that higher seas, devastating heat waves, torrential rain and other climate extremes are likely to intensify unless greenhouse gases are brought under control. And furthermore, the report warns that the world is nearing the temperature at which the loss of the vast Greenland ice sheet is inevitable. Read the rest of Terrifying UN Report Warns Climate Change is Becoming Irreversible…
  • Claude Ponti’s Sleepy Chick Topiary is Possibly the Cutest Thing Ever Created

    Nicole Jewell
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In what may be the most adorable exhibit in the history of art, Claude Ponti‘s Sleeping Bird Topiary can be seen by those lucky people living in or visiting Nantes, France. Located in the city’s botanical garden, Jardin des Plantes, the French artist’s exhibition features one very adorable gigantic baby bird quietly napping on the lawn. Read the rest of Claude Ponti’s Sleepy Chick Topiary is Possibly the Cutest Thing Ever Created Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Claude Ponti, france, jardin des plantes, nantes, plant sculptures, Poussin endormi,…
  • Iceland’s Magnificent Modernist Churches

    Jill Fehrenbacher
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Read the rest of Iceland’s Magnificent Modernist Churches Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Architecture, cathedral, cathedrals, church, churches, Hallgrimskirk, Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland, Iceland churches, Icelandic Church, modern church, modernist architecture, modernist church, Reykjavik
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  • DOMECA Powdered Sugar

    Barbara Zandvliet
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Food retailer DOMECA worked with designers Izvorka Juric and Motus Vis Ltd. to create brand identity and package design that will warm consumer hearts.   The project was a complete brand development from naming, identity and product design to packaging to express the brand's four different flavors including flavors like strawberry, cinnamon and vanilla.  "Emphasis is placed on functional packaging, a novelty on the Croatian market in this product category. This practical packaging allows easy dispensing of the product. After removing the protective labels and opening…
  • Granville Island Pet Treatery

    Andrew Gibbs
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Vancouver based Arithmetic was approached by a local dog bakery to update their pet treat packaging. They were tasked with the challenge to rename, reposition and overhaul the design aesthetic of a collection of dog cookies that could simultaneously straddle both the "gift" the "grocery" market categories.   "Our first step was to provide research and a strategy approach by refining the product offering to highlight healthy nutritional choices. Specifically to create a completely gluten free line, and offer dairy free and vegan options for dogs with sensitivities."  "With the…
  • Tropical Brew

    Elizabeth Freeman
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Tropical Brew has turned bitter into sweet with their exotic fruit-flavored beers. To best capture the products' rich essence, Thiago Modesto labeled the brown tinted bottles with psychedelic art. Illustrations of the fruit extracted are personified creating a narrative of surrealist humor. Each malt is named after an event that interestingly correlates to the specific fruits and their colors. “Tropical Brewing is a handcraft brewing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The concept is scape the common place, always adding a touch that sharpen the curiosity to their recipes. The aroma and…
  • ZARA Woman Perfume

    Jessica Sanchez
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Spanish retailer Zara worked with Aktiva Premium Design for the brand’s fragrance, Zara Woman. Aktiva Premium Design based the outer packaging on a floral bouquet, using pencil and water color for the delicate floral illustrations, selecting fine stock with pastel tones, and contrasting with metallic inks, to transform this fragrance into a bold statement of sensuality and romanticism. "Inspired by the essence of the Zara woman; an audacious, free-spirited woman that cultivates her feminine mystery like an ornate secret garden." "This collection of 3 fragrances (Woman, L’Eau, and…
  • Hitotubu Kanro Luxury Candy

    Jessica Sanchez
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Kanro Candy is a Japanese confectionery brand with a rich history spanning over 100 years. The design for Kanro luxury candy is simple with minimal and delicate details. Japanese studio, Draft, maintains consistency throughout the Kanro brand by using one bold color and illustrations throughout each collection, from Holiday specific packaging to Kanro's gift bags.  "Orange is utilized as the main color throughout the packaging and symbols for the different flavors – ginger, plum, wasanbon (a fine Japanese sugar) and mizuame (a sweet syrup) – are die-cut into the gift box, so…
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    Cool Material

  • The Samsung Gear S Has a Curved Screen and 3G

    Jeff Drumheller
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Samsung has dropped yet another smatchwatch, the Gear S, into the ever growing sea of wearable tech. The new Samsung Gear S delivers a unique wearable experience with 3G connectivity. That means that even when outside the range of WiFi or a Bluetooth-connected phone, it can still send and receive messages or make calls. Sporting a curved 2-inch AMOLED screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU plus all the GPS, heart rate and motion sensors you’ve come to expect from wearables. Samsung will ...
  • Giveaway: The Pen Of Your Choice

    Mike Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    As you gear up to get cracking back at work, upgrading your tools can give your productivity a nice little boost. If you’re looking for a no-cost way to get started, here you go. We’ve loaded the Cool Material Shop with pens that far better than those cheap disposables you might be used to. They’re writing instruments with personality that will get noticed around the office. If you want to get your hands on one, now you can do so without ...
  • Wear This: Back To Business

    Ben Dahl
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Vacation season is just about over, and that means it’s back to business. With the right outfit of quality products and a new pen (or three), you won’t even care that Summer seemed particularly short. You might have to get back to the grind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look good in the process. J. Crew Heather Twill Shirt – $80 Clarks Desert Boots – 135 Tanner Goods Everyday Tote – $250 Corter Standard Utility Belt – $55 Randolph ...
  • Horse Cycles Has Made a Stunning Camping Knife

    Mike Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    We were first introduced to Horse Cycles a couple years back at The New Amsterdam Bike Show. Among the crowd of gorgeous fixies, the two-wheelers from the Brooklyn-based company really stood out to us. Now we’ve learned that Thomas Callahan’s skills aren’t limited to just bicycles. This Carbon Steel Camping Knife is a functional work of art from the bike company. It’s inspired by traditional Scandinavian blades and is handmade in the Horse Cycles shop. You can get it with ...
  • Austin Beerworks Made a 99-Pack of Beer

    Mike Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ever have a rough day and need a few beers to unwind? How about 99? While it’s obviously not made for one sitting, Austin Beerworks is celebrating the launch of Peacemaker Anytime Ale by selling a 99-pack of cans. The beer will go on sale next week, but getting your hands on the massive case might be a bit challenging (both finding it and physically carrying it and loading it into your hatchback). But if you’re having a party and ...
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  • Smartening Up: Designing a Garden With A Conservatory

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Sitting outdoors in the garden is a delight, but it’s not always possible to lounge outside all year round. Once the summer is over, even on sunny days it can be too windy or rainy to sit back on the garden furniture and enjoy the weather. One way to continue to enjoy your garden once […] The post Smartening Up: Designing a Garden With A Conservatory appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Pavilion Shaped Wind by Michael Jantzen

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    We do love creative and unique projects even if they are too hard to become live. And today’s project isn’t an exception.The Wind Shaped Pavilion is a design proposal for a large fabric structure that can be used as a public or private pavilion. The design of California-based Jantzen has successfully merged artistic creativity and […] The post Pavilion Shaped Wind by Michael Jantzen appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Managing your design projects to meet your deadlines

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    All businesses, whether large or small and regardless of what area of commerce they are involved in, should have systems in place to ensure they complete their projects on time and within budget. In addition to keeping clients happy, having a coherent project management strategy helps increase efficiency, reduces costs and maintains a high level […] The post Managing your design projects to meet your deadlines appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Iconic architecture and design of famous venues

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    The works of great architects enhance the look and feel of the towns and cities many millions of people live and work in. Some of the buildings accommodate world-class orchestras, opera singers and other talented artists responsible for lifting the moods of audiences looking for an hour or so of escapism. Such beautiful buildings cannot […] The post Iconic architecture and design of famous venues appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Using design in business for branding

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:25 am
    It has always been the case that developing a strong brand, either in terms of a catchphrase or logo, is the key to a successful marketing campaign. This, in turn, leads to improved consumer awareness, confidence in the product or service, customer loyalty and, most importantly of all, increased sales and profitability. The big question […] The post Using design in business for branding appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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  • spark awards 2014. call for entries.

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    2014 Spark Awards call for entries [ 8th anniversary ] For Spark’s 8th anniversary, there are eight competition categories [ details ] Spark is also offering for a very limited time coupon, good for 20%-off for any of the 8 Spark Competitions: Product; Health; Graphic; Experience; Transport; Screen; Spaces and Concept Design. The coupon code is HotTime The coupon is valid August 22 to August 31. standard deadline> 22 september 2014 ( reduced fees ) late and last deadline > 10 october 2014 [ registration ] [ spark awards ]
  • at the noun project images do the talking.

    Veronica Kovachi
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A picture is worth a thousand words and then some at The Noun Project. The project has a simple platform and a straightforward revenue model: symbols are free to use if the author is credited. If the user wants an uncredited symbol, then the user pays a fee. It is an idea that has taken off and has expanded. “The audience applies to anyone that needs to visually communicate,” said Sofya Polyakov, co-founder and CEO. The Noun Project knew their initial target market would be designers. But, that market customer has expanded in surprising ways; from teachers and designers to FEMA and the…
  • Is your house earthquake-ready?

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    is your house earthquake-ready? how to prepare for the big one. [ los angeles times ]
  • cusp conference 2014. update 18.

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    2014 presenter tricia prabhu really wants everyone to think twice. 2013 presenter sanat bhole innovation engineer [ new video ] time really is ticking, ticking, ticking into the future. grab your cusp 2014 passes before the end of the month. the money you save may be your own. cusp conference 2014 (the design of everything) will be held in the theater at chicago’s museum of contemporary art. 22 > 23 october 2014. [ update 18 ] [ details ] [ register ] @CuspConference #Cusp2014
  • Sound 1 bluetooth speakers by cloudandco for elevenplus.

    Phil Patton
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Desktop speakers for phones and other mobile devices have become a wondrously rich area for design innovation in the last few years. The Korean firm Cloud and Co offers a warm, minimal take on the ideas with crystaline cylinders inspired by Muji and Fukaswa, Bauhaus and Braun. [ cloudandco ] [ elevenplus ]
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Villa F by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture

    Collecting Design
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Villa F is a holiday retreat sporting ultra modern architecture. Hornung and Jacobi Architecture opted for a minimalist and calm project, keeping their eyes on sustainability and efficiency. read more
  • Casa do Conto arts&residence by Pedra Líquida

    Collecting Design
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    Casa do Conto arts&residence, is a boutique hotel located in Porto, Portugal, designed by the architectural office Pedra Líquida. The hotel’s design combines contemporary spirit with lush interior finishes, giving life to a beautiful nineteenth century house through a restoration process. read more
  • The Dinder House by Isle Crawford

    Collecting Design
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    The Dinder House: a conversion of a Regency-era property into a contemporary family home, was designed by Isle Crawford. A key element of the re-design was functionality – ensuring the home could be fully utilized by the family who occupies it (including four young boys). read more
  • Provincetown Beach Cabin

    Collecting Design
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    This classic beach-side cabin in the charming Provincetown, Massachusetts has all the elements of a beach house and a cozy cabin in the woods. Mixing rustic furnishings with black and white modern accents, the cabin has a very stripped bare feel, making for an eclectic and unique interior. read more
  • Norm Architects

    Collecting Design
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
    NORM.ARCHITECTS was founded in 2008 and represents the vision of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn. Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, NORM works with residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphics and art direction. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Change of hat

    Carole Guevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Last day as editor for 15 days. Change of hat: songwriter – composer – arranger -> recording debut album ‘Changing‘. See ya’ again on Sept 7.
  • VDW invitation

    Carole Guevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Vancouver Design Week is a not-for-profit social enterprise created by a passionate team of volunteers from across design disciplines. _______ VDW is a collaborative platform, a call to action, and an invitation to us all to immerse in design and its transformative potential. Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. Upcoming: September 15-28 _______ Very cool and edgy website interface! Love it!
  • RuleByArt is??

    Carole Guevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    RuleByArt provide designers with the highest quality handmade + digital /art / resources: _______ Hand painted typefaces, tileable vectors, graphic patterns, abstract photography, 3d generated art, and more. As artists themselves they pride themselves in having high standards you can see in the work. _______ Get 20% off with Promo Code: NETDIVER
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  • A Verdant Bakery in Vienna

    Julie Carlson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Not your typical Viennese pastry shop: The bakery at the Hotel Daniel in Vienna is a greenery-filled oasis in the center of the city. Designed by Atelier Heiss Architects, the interior features a mix of vintage furniture, upholstered seating from modern craft artist Donna Wilson, iconic 1938 BKF chairs by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, and custom furniture, including coffee tables made from wooden pallets. It all adds up to a bohemian vibe, complete with Viennese pastries.  Photographs courtesy of Hotel Daniel via Yatzer. Above: A white tile counter curves around the open lobby area. Above:…
  • DIY: Scented Candles to Repel Insects, Not Humans

    Erin Boyle
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whenever I catch a whiff of citronella, I’m taken back to family camping trips. We had an oily bug repellent in a sticky brown bottle that we’d pass around—usually well after we’d suffered our first bites—and we'd slather it on until our skin shone. While the citronella oil in the bottle did keep the mosquitoes away, it was repellent to us humans as well.  As an adult, I’m still interested in keeping mosquitoes at bay (see my post-bite efforts in Stop the Itch: Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies), but less keen on covering my skin with something that smelly.
  • A Modular Danish Summer House—with a Six-Month Lead Time

    Sarah Lonsdale
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Danish architecture firm Lykke + Nielsen launched a side business designing modular cottages for summer living. Created from a simple modular template, the houses can be ready within six months of ordering and can be configured to fit different needs: There's a bedroom module, a kitchen/bath module, a living room module, and a connecting breezeway module. Here are two examples from Lykke + Nielsen's portfolio that caught our eye. We just need an architect in the US to riff off this idea and we'll be all set. Photographs via Small House Bliss. Above: A breezeway connects two living areas in…
  • Marine Canvas Water Buckets as Bathroom Storage

    Janet Hall
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    My kids' bathroom is short on storage space, especially around the tub and shower. Where to stash clean washcloths and bottles of shampoo (my teens, it turns out, need a different shampoo for every occasion)?  I found the answer at a marine supply store. Above: A cotton canvas water bucket (designed to draw up water over the side of boats) hangs on a hook adjacent to the tub and shower, putting washcloths within arm's reach. It works equally well for storing hairbrushes and shampoo. Photograph by Janet Hall.  Above: I sourced the practical—and washable—Cotton Canvas Water…
  • Remodeling 101: Extras Worth Considering in Your Remodel

    Meredith Swinehart
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is the fun part of every remodel: the life-enhancing frills.  In our book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home, we partnered with members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory to come up with a list of extras well worth the splurge. True, these frills aren't inexpensive, but they're often money well spent. We have lived with many of these details ourselves and are eyeing several more for future remodels. Here, 11 worth considering: A fireplace or woodstove Fireplaces can have enormous impact as architectural details, and woodstoves are significant…
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • Conversations about Reimagining Cities

    Ahmed Riaz
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Over the summer a number of frogs participated in the New Cities Summit in Dallas. We had a number of conversations with some of the brightest minds on how to go about designing the cities of the future. The following are a few of the most interesting conversations we had. We chatted with Mouna Andraos, the co-founder of Montréal-based design studio Daily tous les jours; Milos Milisavjevic, founder and CEO of Strawberry Energy, which is a smart green urban furniture company; and Scott Crouch, 22-year-old co-founder and CEO of Mark43, a startup that helps law enforcement…
  • SXSW PanelPicker Now Open - Vote for frog!

    Nikki Roddy
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Summer may be coming to a close, but the SXSW season is just warming up! This week, SXSW Interactive opened their PanelPicker voting system that allows the Internet community to weigh in on the sessions they want to see next March. Several frogs are excited to share their thoughts on everything from connected cars and mobile money to wearable drones and user experience design for mental health. Click the bolded headlines below to vote for each session on the PanelPicker page! Designing Your Future with the Connected Car Presenters: frogs Diny Huang, Cobie Everdell, Michael Robertson, and Remy…
  • Code the Future

    Laura Licari and Alex Conconi
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    On July the 19th frog Milan hosted, a hackathon calling all coders who would like to work on the cutting edge of design and technology. As a designer (Laura L.) and a computer scientist (Alex) at frog, we often discuss the opportunities we encounter to bring the tech and design communities together by creating a collaborative, hands-on experience under the flag of creativity and innovation. After several successful design events hosted by the frog Milan studio -- such as the World Information Architecture Day, the Milan Design Week open day, and the Creative Mornings chapters -- we thought it…
  • (Im)Perfect Singularity: The Fallacy of Digital Appearances

    Alvaro Marquez
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
  • Crises, Conflict, and Data: Creating an Open Platform for Humanitarians

    Michael DelGaudio and Jennifer Dunnam
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Information Management Office, Fredy Gamez, examines crisis data plotted across the region using OCHA Colombia’s Monitor system. Photo credit: Yumi Endo On April 28th, frog kicked off a partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to design an open platform for data exchange among UN agencies, NGOs, and governments. Humanitarian work is forever evolving alongside crises; emerging technologies suggest new opportunities for improving collection, communication, and analysis of data collected in crises. Recently, at the Open Knowledge…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • Why your brand identity needs professional logo maker

    Ben Johnson
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Your brand logo represents your entire brand and marketing collateral. Without a professional, unique and creative face there is no chance that your brand appeals and attracts your customers, regardless of the fact that you have invested heavily in the advertisements. Your brand logo is the classification and explanation of your business concept. Act professionally  [ Read More ]
  • Free logo generator: the major cause for a poor brand identity

    Ben Johnson
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Designing brand logos is a serious job because it gives your business recognition, identity and a face. You seriously don’t want to mess with your brand face because this way you easily lose your customers and don’t get any competitive edge in the market.  You can make things go out of your hands yourself by  [ Read More ]
  • Christmas a holiday for everyone to enjoy!

    Ben Johnson
    12 Dec 2013 | 11:24 pm
    Christmas is right around the corner and right after Christmas we have New Year waiting for us, December is the month of holiday, family reunion, friend’s reunions, family time, relaxation etc. It is also the time when most of the businesses have their profits at the peak with maximum sales and sale out.  It is  [ Read More ]
  • Your Company’s Logo Design and Website Design are your most worthy internet marketing tools

    Ben Johnson
    29 Nov 2013 | 3:03 am
    The first building block for designing the face of any new brand is its logo. To make it simpler it’s a little symbol or sign that carries a lot of meaning and weight of the company. These visual design symbols are very important because they are the most effective tools that allow others to distinguish  [ Read More ]
  • The Countdown to Black Friday BEGINS!

    Ben Johnson
    20 Nov 2013 | 3:10 am
    Have you planned anything for Black Friday yet? Black Friday is a crazy cool day on the internet it’s a treat for web marketers, where they can interact with all their customers by giving discounts and earning them too!  It is just like Super Bowl, so cool that it get discussed everywhere and creates a  [ Read More ]
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • 5 Things Tween Boys Want From Moms

    Amy Locurto
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    As my son grows into a teenager right before my eyes, I have to admit that I’m freaking out a bit! I have been thinking a lot about how much he has changed since becoming a tween. He will be a teenager in one more year and I want to make sure we keep a good mother and son relationship. I knew how to be a mom to a little boy who got scared, or who drenched me with water on bumper boats. I knew how to react when he pestered his little sister for fun or did stupid stuff (believe me there has been enough of this to write a book!). But now as he gets older, I have started questioning…
  • Free Printable School Lunch Box Planner

    Amy Locurto
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Our school starts today which means it’s time to pack lunches! Instead of packing the same lunch each week, I hope to get a little more creative this year. To help with planning ahead, I designed a free printable lunch box weekly calendar. I also put together a free printable with 85 food ideas to add to a lunch box. I hope these lunch box ideas will help you get organized for the school year with some healthy lunches for your kids! (more…)
  • Teacher Gift Wrapping Idea

    Amy Locurto
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    We’re “wrapping up” the Back to School Party today with an adorable Teacher Gift Wrapping Idea by Thuy at My Paper Pinwheel. I love this simple and creative gift wrap idea that is a perfect craft for anytime of the year! Enjoy ~ Amy (more…)
  • Free Printable School Stickers

    Amy Locurto
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    A few more days left of the Back to School Party! I’m loving these super cute Free Printable School Sticker designs by Kristen at Paper Crave! I can’t believe my kid’s school starts on Monday. Summer went by fast! I can’t wait to print these and surprise them with sweet notes in their back packs and lunches. I hope you enjoy Kristen’s goodies today! ~ Amy (more…)
  • Free Printable Lunch Box Notes

    Amy Locurto
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today for the Back to School Party, I’m excited to share these adorable Free Printable Lunch Box Notes by Rebekah from A Blissful Nest. She always comes up with the cutest ideas. I hope you enjoy them! (more…)
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    The Office Stylist

  • Behind-the-scenes of Movember’s Brand New U.S. Headquarters {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
      Interview with Mark Hedstrom, Country Director for Movember US Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Movember wanted to design an inspiring place for its team to come to work. With one of Movember’s values being innovation, the design and casual working areas encourage staff to think differently and challenge the... View full post > Related posts: TRO Jung|Brannen Headquarters The Amazingly Fun Snagajob Headquarters Kahler Slater Headquarters
  • Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    After a lot of hard work and a few broken nails, WORK. is finally complete. I am so thrilled of how the office turned out. So, without further ado, I am sharing with all of you the transformation in a ‘Office Transformation Series’. I will highlight a few of my favorite DIY projects and accessories... View full post > Related posts: Steel Tanker Desk Transformation What’s in The Office Stylist’s Work Bag? NEW SERIES Smoke Series by Maarten Baas for Moooi
  • How to Design a Dark Office That’s Chic

    Sarah Weiner
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Don’t be scared of dark colors in an office space. Yes, I talk a lot about brightening an office, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stay 100 feet away from darker shades. In fact, I love black and navy A LOT. If you ever saw me in the office, I most likely will be... View full post > Related posts: Reader question: How to Have Dark Colors in your Office without it Seeming Gothic Lighten up that DARK workspace Stylishly Chic Home Office Makeover
  • How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The once daunting and uninviting conference tables of my parent’s generation are a thing of the past. Companies big and small are now starting to recognize that an inviting work culture is an important factor in an employee’s well-being. Ping Pong tables and large kitchens in corporate offices are not only encouraged by the emerging... View full post > Related posts: Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you… Spiritually Chic with the New Deepak Chopra + Rachel Roy Collection Futuristic Furniture Design: Capsule Collection
  • August Ink: Stylish, Inspirational Home and Office Decor

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    After stumbling across August Ink’s adorable collection on Instagram, I was able to connect with the designer, Andrea Daniel, herself. I love connecting with other successful woman entrepreneurs. I wanted to share with you a few of my current August Ink obsessions, because they are not only cute but inspirational too! This is our motto... View full post > Related posts: The Office Stylist in the August Issue of People Style Watch! Want to Keep your Office Guests Happy? Stylish Home Office Design for a Client
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    The Design Files

  • Interview · Leila Jeffreys

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘Penguin’ no.1 Magpie, 2014. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. ‘Sooty’ Lesser Sooty Owl, 2014. Part of Leila’s upcoming exhibition ‘Prey’ at Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. ‘Ash’ Grey Falcon, 2014. Part of Leila’s upcoming exhibition ‘Prey’ at Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. ‘Cleo’ Peregrine Falcon, 2014. Part of Leila’s upcoming exhibition ‘Prey’ at Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. Leila Jeffreys capturing ‘Penguin’ the magpie…
  • Small Business · Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    August is coming to an end, which means today marks our final story in this inaugural Small Business series, supported by Bank of Melbourne.  The good news is, we’ve had such great feedback about this new column that we have decided to continue with our Small Business features on a monthly basis from hereon in!  Once a month we will feature a different local small business, asking all the business-y questions which we hope will help other fledgling entrepreneurs.  Suggestions welcome!  - Lucy Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group (with Levi!). Photo – Eve…
  • Sydney Home · Dion Antony, Anna Feller and Family

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Sydney home of Dion Antony, Anna Feller and Family. Their garden oasis adjoining the living room is always a favourite spot for a long lunch. Cushions by Pony Rider. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files. Anna’s favourite lavender plant. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files. Living room details. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files. Living room. Pony Rider cushion, vintage post box filled with plants, picnic basket on wheels.  Photo – Eve Wilson. Production…
  • Tasty Tuesday · Flavour Punch Lunch

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    SO SAD to say goodbye today to our amazing Tasty tuesday contributor, Cassie Lucas of Firecracker!  Cassie is leaving us this week with a flavour packed Middle Eastern inspired lunchbox, combining cauliflower fritters with a lush green herb salad and a bunch of tasty store bought snacks to complement the main event.  HUGE THANKS to Cassie for joining us this month… don’t forget to show us your inspired lunch ideas via instagram using the hashtag #loveyourlunch ! – Lucy Middle Eastern Lunch.  Incorporating cauliflower fritters, herb salad, hummus with store-bought…
  • Raph Rashid · Hungry For That

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hungry for That by Raph Rashid.  Book photography by Lauren Bamford.  Our Photo - Eve Wilson. Hungry for That by Raph Rashid (that’s Rapgh on the right!) Book photography by Lauren Bamford.  Our Photo - Eve Wilson. Hungry for That by Raph Rashid.  Book photography by Lauren Bamford.  Our Photo - Eve Wilson. Hungry for That by Raph Rashid.  Book illustrations by Tin & Ed. Our Photo - Eve Wilson. Hungry for That by Raph Rashid.  Book photography by Lauren Bamford.  Our Photo - Eve Wilson. Let’s face it, Melbourne is pretty much 99% about FOOD (and coffee),…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Logos on vintage badges

    David Airey
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Robert Griffin got in touch to share his Flickr set of vintage enamel and metal badges. Many of the badges are accompanied by a logo history, such as these. Spratt’s badge and ephemera, c1960s On Flickr “The much loved dog calligram (a visual device, cleverly made up of the letters ‘Spratts’ in the image of a dog), was designed in 1936 by Max-Field Bush. In order to qualify for a free Spratt’s badge (as this 1960s example shows), pet owners were asked to collect 32 ‘Trade Mark Symbols’ from either Spratt’s Bonio, Weetmeet Nos. 1 & 2, Ovals,…
  • TM, The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos

    David Airey
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    “The seeds of this book were sown in a special issue of Creative Review magazine, in which my colleagues and I attempted to tell the stories behind the creation of some of the world’s best-known logos. As with the issue, this book is also a group of favourites, rather than an attempt at a definitive ‘best ever’ list. The logos are not ranked in any order; while they have each vied for attention in the real world, they are not in competition here.” All 29 logos featured within the book Written by Mark Sinclair, deputy editor of Creative Review, and published by Laurence King,…
  • The “wheelchair” symbol gets an update

    David Airey
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Dylan Stableford of Yahoo asked me a few questions on the New York update to the International Symbol of Access. Here’s Dylan’s piece. For full context my answers are below. What do you think of the new logo? Jeff Gentry of the Accessible Icon team said the purpose of the project wasn’t to replace the original design, but to create conversation about accessibility, inclusion, and the capability of people with disabilities to navigate their world. That’s a worthy aim, and despite the mostly negative online comments I’ve read it’s probably far too early to…
  • A few things #2

    David Airey
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    What happens when logo contests become rife? Generic logos. World Caps. “32 individual club-logos on snapback caps. For love of the game.” An interview with iconic designer Ivan Chermayeff, on Co.Design. “Sometimes the business side of things — the preparation of getting a client to understand where you’re coming from, and communicating that intelligibly enough so they might agree with you, is often more work than the design work itself.” Responsive logos. “An exploration into scalable logos for the modern web. Resize your browser (Or rotate your device) to see the reductions…
  • Design Matters: Bob Gill

    David Airey
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    Debbie Millman recently interviewed Bob Gill for the Design Matters podcast. Bob Gill, photo credit “Let’s say I got a logo to do for a dry cleaner. Instead of sitting in my studio looking through design books to get inspiration, surprise surprise, I thought it made sense to go to a dry cleaner and to sit there. I didn’t have a definite process that I went through. I just knew I should stay there until I had something interesting to say about dry cleaning. Just to sit there, to ask questions, to see what people were doing, to look at the back of the dry cleaner and so forth. And in the…
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  • Real Things

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Papier-Mâché Projects

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This little family is currently spending a week in the Northfork, enjoying the last week before school starts again. I’ve reconnected with my younger self and looked up some papier-mâché projects to do with my 8 year old, Ella. Here are some of my favorite finds: Papier-Mâché Bug Papier-Mâché Lollipop man (no instructions) Papier-Mâché Face (no instructions) Papier-Mâché Turtle with Step-by-step instructions DIY Papier-Mâché Pencil Toppers (step-by-step instructions) Papier-Mâché Bowls (with step-by-step instructions) And then here, slightly creepy personalized DIY…
  • Collapsable Hot Tub

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    A Hot Tub that goes everywhere you go. Wow!
  • ♥ / The Blueprint

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    A big thank you to The Blueprint for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed. The Blueprint is an online retail site for the next wave of connected devices and wearables. The Blueprint provides a thoughtfully considered collection of beautifully designed products like Drop — the iPad connected kitchen scale. Drop is a smart scale that makes perfect baking easy with interactive recipes, smart substitutions, mobile alerts and more. With Drop, you’re on your way to creating one perfectly yummy masterpiece after another. Drop pre-orders are available today on The for 20% off retail.
  • Art Supplies Tattly

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    These brand new Art Supply Tattly by Peagreen Designs make me way happy.
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • St Cecilia Restaurant - Atlanta

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Texas-born, Atlanta-based chef-turned-restaurateur, Ford Fry, continues to enrich Atlanta’s dining offering. Earlier this year, his Rocket Farm restaurant group opened its fifth restaurant, St. Cecilia, in The Pinnacle building in Buckhead, in the space previously occupied by Bluepointe. To design the establishment that has room for nearly 200 in total, Fry selected Meyer Davis Studio of New York, established in 1999 by Will Meyer and Gray Davis. Fry has used the same studio for his King + Duke restaurant. Meyer Davis’s work on prestigious retail…
  • Trocadero Apartment by Francois Champsaur

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are not quite sure how long we can stand feeling this envious but, for now, our envy is directed sharply at the owners of the gorgeous 500-square-meter (5,382 sq.ft) Parisian property, recently overhauled by designer François Champsaur. The Marseilles-born, Paris-based designer was faced with a double challenge. The family has owned this apartment for generations, yet Champsaur’s brief was to make it “unrecognisable,” as he is quoted as saying in a magazine article. Also, the apartment is located in the Trocadéro neighbourhood with views of the Eiffel Tower…
  • Samovar Tea Bar - San Francisco

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although there is not a samovar in sight – neither anything resembling the ornate boiler of tea water - the two-month-old Samovar tea bar in The Mission area of San Francisco is most decidedly dedicated to tea. This is the fourth Samovar in owner Jesse Jacobs’ little empire (the other three are also in San Francisco), and clearly different from the others which are more traditional tea houses. The Mission Samovar is a feast for the eyes and soul in its fine minimalist balance. What is NOT there makes this altar of tea-time contemplation so incredibly beautiful. The antidote to the…
  • Science Cafe Library by Anna Wigandt

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A science and engineering museum’s café project inspired interior designer and photographer Anna Wigandt to create a cool space for enjoyment and study, but she also invented a few products of her own. The Science Cafe & Library is located in Wigandt’s home town, Chişinău (formerly known as Kishinev), the capital city of Moldova on the river Bîc. The main features of the self-serve café and library are the jigsaw-puzzle table and the book displays. The table’s inspiration, according to Wigandt, was German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s 1596…
  • Weekend Music Playlist 20

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
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    Lovely Package

  • Deep Løve

    Lovely Package
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Designed by Ostecx | Country: Poland “Deep Løve is a collaboration of Alebrowar and Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø. Our tasks were naming and packaging design of this unique beer. As a result, the Collaborative West Coast Belgian Rye Ipa hits the market in the bottle without traditional labels, but with a single-color prints directly on the glass”  
  • East Dane Giveaway

    Lovely Package
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    The great folks at East Dane are giving away four $50 gift cards to visitors of Lovely Package. East Dane is a thoughtful, straightforward approach to men’s fashion. Serving up heritage brands and new names to men who are more interested in style than trends—who understand that dressing well comes from a combination of confidence and quality construction. East Dane carries a wide range of popular and hard to find brands which cover everything from men’s sneakers to Japanese selvedge raw denim. They also have a wide range sale items with 50% Off men’s styles. So how do you…
  • Tru Bru

    Lovely Package
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Designed by Epic | Country: Australia “Tru Bru, meaning ‘true flavour, brewery fresh’, is a high-tech system of take-home craft beer. With the bottles the primary vehicle and a great opportunity for customer interaction, a clear and engaging brand was developed around the uniquely branded glassware. Three characters were developed for the three bottle sizes: Boris the bear (the ‘growler’), Fitzherbert Sinclair (the ‘squealer’) and Coco Voltaire (the ‘whistler’). Fables were written to profile each character and personality, whilst…
  • Le Parcel

    Lovely Package
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Designed by Seven Fifty Five | Country: United States “The 2015 Le Parcel packaging system is the 3rd round of packaging systems Seven Fifty Five has created for Le Parcel. Each iteration serving a new purpose; a response to challenges faced by the company’s subscription business model. The challenges to address with this edition of Le Parcel’s packaging was first, weight. To accommodate this need the framework of the box had to be completely redesigned, including the use of a lighter-weight cardboard box. Graphics, including the bold pink interior, are silk screened rather…
  • Bassett

    Lovely Package
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Designed by Squad Ink | Country: Australia “Paul Bassett, former World Barista Champion, is the visionary behind Bassett Espresso. From the moment Paul presented us with the challenge to reinvigorate his existing coffee brand, we recognised what was to be a truly rewarding collaboration. Bassett Espresso is a reflection of Paul’s personal taste. It portrays his journey of creative expression and the continuation of his relationship with coffee, capturing the imagination and potential of quality espresso.”  
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Trivial Pursuit in Print Puzzles

    Duncan Macleod
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Trivial Pursuit the Hasbro board game, is presented in a series of seven print and outdoor advertisements from DDB Paris, each using an empty category wedge to evoke the game’s test of general knowledge. What’s the name of Great Pyramid of Giza? Who appears on Mount Rushmore with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln? Name the major character in the 1933 film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Who was the first person to be photographed on the moon? What was the highest grossing film of the 1980s? The Norwegian word for dog provided the…
  • The Sounds of GE in Big Drop

    Duncan Macleod
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    GE has released “The Big Drop”, a sound and vision work as part of “The Sounds of GE”, showcasing the crucial role of sound in GE’s engineering. Audio recordings are used by engineers to perform real-time diagnostics of airplanes, locomotives, power turbines and medical equipment, allowing for prediction and diagnosis of faults, maintenance to be scheduled, and failures to be avoided before they occur. New York DJ and sound artist Matthew Dear worked with GE Accoustics Engineer Andrew Gorton to gather over 1000 discrete samples recorded at GE research centers around…
  • OK Go The Writing’s on The Wall

    Duncan Macleod
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    OK Go’s music video for “The Writing’s On The Wall” has won the Best Visual Effects award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Brooklyn-based production company 1stAveMachine and their experimental agency division SpecialGuest collaborated with OK Go members to create a one-take film focused on optical illusions. Drawing inspiration from artists like Georges Rousse and Felice Varini a large team in a Brooklyn warehouse used real time objects to create 4 minutes of fascination and pleasure. OK Go released the music video on Youtube in June, along with a few…
  • Samsung Galaxy Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Duncan Macleod
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Samsung Mobile UK has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a YouTube video featuring the Samsung Galaxy S5. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been connected with the Ice Bucket meme over the last month. Participants have ice cold water poured over themselves while challenging others to take up the challenge and/or donating funds to medical research. Samsung’s campaign challenges Apple’s iPhone, HTC’s One M8 and Lumia’s 930 to take up the challenge, and invites followers to support the UK based…
  • Electrolux Washing Reimagined

    Duncan Macleod
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Electrolux has released the next expression from their artful appliances idea with a new online film from Saatchi & Saatchi Thailand that demonstrates the artistic capability of its washing machines. Collaborating with upcoming Thai experimental artist Pitchanan Sornyen, and production company Wakeup Rabbit, ‘Washing: Re-Imagined’ uses the magic of art and the power of imagination to highlight appliance product features in a way not done before. Washing functions like Time Manager, Vapour Action and Refresh Cycle are used to create a piece of unique art that will be showcased by…
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    Bit Rebels

  • How To Save Big With Online Coupon Codes

    Richard Darell
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We recently published an article in which we presented five tips on how to save money when shopping online. We wanted to continue that topic by taking a closer look at what has become one of the most popular form of deals on the Internet. I am of course talking about online coupon codes. There are an increasing number of websites that offer the ability to search for the cheapest place to buy a product, but coupon codes can significantly save you even more money. [...]The post How To Save Big With Online Coupon Codes appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Japan Unveils World’s First Android Newscaster

    Richard Darell
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Ever since the dawn of cinematic entertainment people have been significantly mesmerized by robots. In the beginning it was a sign of superiority, however lately, it has become a visionary tool to help us in our daily lives as well as to keep us company. The aim has always been to mimic the human intelligence as well as our ever astounding animatics. Japan, as it seems, has always been in the forefront of robotics, and they recently unveiled the world’s first android newscaster. The android [...]The post Japan Unveils World’s First Android Newscaster appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 5 Tips To Save Money When Shopping Online

    Richard Darell
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Almost from the start, the Internet was angled towards shopping. As soon as companies started realizing that people from all around the world were able to go into their website and look around, the idea of online shopping was born. Ever since that day the Internet has created new business opportunities for companies that would have otherwise never survived the harsh real life competitive climate that we see each and every day on shopping streets around the world. As the Internet grew, new markets found [...]The post 5 Tips To Save Money When Shopping Online appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 10 Reasons To Use Mobile Monitoring Software On Your Kid’s Smartphone

    Richard Darell
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It is easy to understand why parents worry about their children when you look at what kind of state the world is currently in. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your child, and whatever assistance you can get is a welcome help for most. We are constantly told we should be careful how we use our smartphones as they can easily get infected with all kinds malware, however, mobile monitoring software is not all bad. It is important to [...]The post 10 Reasons To Use Mobile Monitoring Software On Your Kid’s Smartphone appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 8 Necessary Principles Of A Transparent Government

    Richard Darell
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    People became aware of the positive effects of transparency as soon as social media started working its way into our lives. We were suddenly able to get a peek inside people’s lives and how they spent their days. It was not long until people started dreaming, recommending and demanding governments around the world to become transparent too. Since then the transparent government model has been implemented in a number of governments around the world. The issue of a transparent government is something the nation has [...]The post 8 Necessary Principles Of A Transparent Government appeared…
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  • Beautiful Handheld Object is Multi-Sensory Anxiety Relief

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It takes someone who has had panic and anxiety attacks to understand how to halt them in their tracks. Designer Ramon Telfer has drawn on his own experiences with anxiety to create a hand-held calming device that can help alleviate anxiety. Telfer's Calming Stone uses sensory experiences to help calm the nerves and create a sense of peace. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Pebbled Resin: Counter, Surface, Sink & Tub Design Material Small Green Structure: More than an Urban Object Building Fidget-Friendly Pillow is Just the Thing For Nervous…
  • Wearable Chair Isn’t a Chair Until You Need to Sit Down

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Chairless Chair from Swiss company noonee is a hard-working exoskeleton-type accessory that relieves the physical pressure of a workday spent mostly standing up. Standing for eight or nine hours a day can do major damage to your muscles, bones, and nerves, but having a stool to sit on isn't practical in a lot of work situations. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Sit Down & Strap In: Portable Seat-Free ‘Folding Chair’ Idea StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Magic Ring: Wearable Device Lets You Control…
  • Genius Knife Softens the Butter to Prevent Ripped Bread

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Simply put, butter is amazing. It's the star of so many dishes, but simple bread and butter is a timeless treat. The problem is that, if you're using butter fresh from the fridge, you're likely to end up with a ripped-up piece of bread, a wasted pat of butter, and a rumbly tummy still hankering for a hunk of bread and butter. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hidden Handle: Kitchen Knife Grip Opens Secret Bread Box Kitchen Grater Lets You Use Butter Right From the Fridge Edible Tower: Make Your Own Bread Bowls for Picnics Wild Ones: Gentler Pocket…
  • Tents Turn Into Trash Bags for Easy Post-Festival Clean-Up

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Camping at music festivals is a time-honored tradition around the world; sleeping at the festival is almost as important as watching and hearing the music itself. You meet some amazing people and have some unforgettable experiences this way, but any time a bunch of people get together and occupy a field there's bound to be massive amounts of garbage. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Reuse Plastic Bags with Creative Trash Can Design Simple Table Modification Can Keep Bags Safe + Clean Color-Coded & Purpose-Specific Bags for Savvy Travelers…
  • Styl(f)ish: Ultra-Luxe Kitchen Island is a Gigantic Aquarium

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dutch designer Robert Kolenik's functional aquarium 'Ocean' is a delightfully decadent way to turn an ordinary kitchen in to a luxurious lounge. The enormous aquarium/kitchen island is topped with an L-shaped Corian countertop that raises (presumably for fish care and aquarium maintenance) with the touch of a button. 'Ocean' is a limited edition, made-to-order work of art. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: All-in-One Modern Kitchen Eco-Island & Worktop Station Shower with Fishies: Built-In Tropical Bathroom Aquarium Private Island: Ultra-Modern…
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    if it's hip, it's here

  • Ben Frost Mixes Drugs and Art With His Painted Pharmaceutical Packages.

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Last time I introduced you to the work of Australian pop artist Ben Frost it was to share with you his fabulous hand painted McDonalds french fry... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Two Alluring 7 Minute Trips to Burning Man Told In Time-Lapse.

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The Fertile Desert and Lake of Dreams are 7 minute films by Roy Two Thousand, a musician/filmmaker and teacher of Film and Media at... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • The Coolest Cooler Breaks Kickstarter Record by Raising over $10.7 million.

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here With still over 50 hours to go, Ryan Grepper of Portland, Oregon now holds the present record for the largest amount ever raised on Kickstarter.... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • With Only One Fully Formed Hand, Violet Spring Is A Beautiful Muse For Her Mom.

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Award-winning Auckland Photographer Holly Spring was blessed with the perfect muse. Her beautiful daughter Violet was born with Symbrachydactyly, a... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Modern Pool House and Long Linear Pool in The Basque Country

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Atelier Delphone Carrere collaborated with Architects Marso6 on this marvelous modern pool house and inviting pool in the Basque country. Topped... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • How to Choose a Top Inbound Marketing Agency

    Chuck McMahon
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Finding Your Ideal Inbound Marketing Agency So you’re in the market to hire an inbound marketing agency? Luckily there are many effective strategies when it comes to selecting your new marketing partner. While the process of selecting a top inbound marketing agency is and should be an entirely organic experience, there are several elements you […] The post How to Choose a Top Inbound Marketing Agency appeared first on Vital Design.
  • What Moves Us: Web Design Inspiration Vol. 2

    Scott Prather
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    What Inspires Our Website Design Process As a designer for Vital Design, a top web design company based in Portsmouth, N.H. and Boston, MA, I firmly believe creativity plays a major role in the collaboration I have with all of my creative teammates. For every new project, before we as a team begin to delve […] The post What Moves Us: Web Design Inspiration Vol. 2 appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Online Lead Generation Through Your Website: A Guide For B2B Companies

    Chris Getman
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    How to Generate Leads Online By Better Understanding Your Website’s Potential Is your website driving leads for your business? Real leads that your sales team can close? Most B2B companies struggle with the strategy of online lead generation through their website. They’re unsure where to begin, or how to begin. But like all companies, they […] The post Online Lead Generation Through Your Website: A Guide For B2B Companies appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Vital Welcomes Halie Olszowy and Nicole O’Shaughnessy

    Chuck McMahon
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Vital is super excited to welcome to the team Social Media Assistant Halie Olszowy and Content Marketing Specialist Nicole O’Shaughnessy. Halie Olszowy is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire and is just beginning her professional career with Vital. With a degree in Sociology, Halie spent much of her college experience writing and […] The post Vital Welcomes Halie Olszowy and Nicole O’Shaughnessy appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Scripted’s Website Development : A Client / Agency Story

    Chuck McMahon
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Award-Winning Vital Launches Best-In-Class Web Design for Top Tech Company Scripted Every once in a while a website development project comes along that redefines the way we think about form and functionality. Not to say that all website development projects aren’t approached as special, but from time to time key factors align to create a website that […] The post Scripted’s Website Development : A Client / Agency Story appeared first on Vital Design.
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    Beautiful Life

  • Creative Food Art by Daryna Kossar

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today we want to show some creative food art by talented artist Daryna Kossar. Darina creates beautiful and funny paintings from food, makes photos and uploads them to Instagram. Take a look at her art works!  
  • Shocking Shoes from Masaya Kushino

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Japanese designer Masaya Kushino loves to shock the audience. He creates a striking shoes decorated with baroque ornaments, fur, feathers and flowers. The trend toward animal influences that Kushino can incorporate into his designs, is clearly visible. Pairing opulent peacock feathers and attached pony tail with ball round bottom is now engraved mentally, especially the […]
  • The Summer House Vestfold by Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects designed a summer house in Vestfold, Norway. “The Summer house is located on the coast of Vestfold in the southern part of Norway. The house replaces an older building at the site. To get the planning permit, the project had to be well adjusted to the terrain, both in terms of shape, […]
  • Tilia by Alicja Prussakowska

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Alicja Prussakowska has designed Tilia, a freestanding hanger that doubles as a seat. “This object was designed to be fitted in the hall space.While designing the form of the hanger I was inspired by shape of the grass blowing in the breeze. Sublime detail highlight the beauty and nobility of the wood and presents the […]
  • Light Tornadoes by Martin Kimbell

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    British photographer Martin Kimbell created this superb series of light tornadoes by using a smart combination of LEDs and long exposure techniques. These intriguing airborne light forms were possible by simply flinging hoops lined with LEDs into the air and the result is excellent.  
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    Typebased | Typographic Logo Design Gallery

  • KidKraft Personalized Limited Edition Toy Box-White With Pink Script Font,Ella

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    KidKraft Personalized Limited Edition Toy Box-White With Pink Script Font,Ella Convenient storageDoubles as a bench for extra seatingFlip-top lid has safety hinge to protect young fingers from getting pinchedAvailable in white, black, natural, cherry and honeyMade of wood Sprinkle some pretend fairy dust and watch your pretty princess smile as her personalized name appears on this awww-dorable toy chest. This "magical" toy chest makes an attractive, multifunctional addition to any lil' girl's bedroom. It doubles as a bench for even more fairytale fun. List Price: $ 166.99 Price: $ 161.30…
  • Pincoya Animated Typeface Promo

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm The Animography Bold Pack 2 is a bundle of 4 animated typefaces: Fat Frank, Huboost, Lasio Grotesk and Pincoya. Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • YYone® Original Quote Wall Decals Life is Too Short Quote Wall Decor Sticker

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    YYone® Original Quote Wall Decals Life is Too Short Quote Wall Decor Sticker Material: VinylSheet Size: 60cm W * 20cm H, you could DIY peel and stick as what you want.Handcraft! The decal is vinyl and original, which is designed by YYone LLC., any other color or typeface you want please email us, we'll custom for you.Package: Roll PackageEasy to Apply, Removable, Durable, Pressure Resistance, Shock Resistance, Moisture Resistance. The decal says: Life is too short to be following in the rules. YYone ? wall decal stickers are of low price but made of high quality. Give your home wall a new…
  • The Aura Types – Ra Uru Hu – Human Design System

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Create your Human Design Chart, and find out what your Aura Type is, for FREE at: In this animated video Ra Uru H… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • New Design Beach Wall Decal, Tropical Hawaiian Wall Sticker, Coconut Trees Wall Decal Wall Art, Tree Wall Mural Home Decor

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    New Design Beach Wall Decal, Tropical Hawaiian Wall Sticker, Coconut Trees Wall Decal Wall Art, Tree Wall Mural Home Decor Material: PVCSheet Size size: 60cm W * 90cm H, you could DIY peel and stick as what you want.The decal is vinyl and original, which is designed by YYone LLC., any other color or typeface you want please email us, we'll custom for you.Package: Roll PackageEasy to Apply, Removable, Durable, Pressure Resistance, Shock Resistance, Moisture Resistance. New Design wall decal stickers are of low price but made of high quality. Give your home wall a new feature bring good mood to…
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Get your dataviz entries into this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards by midnight EST September 8th. Enter here. Thanks to our beloved sponsors, Kantar, we’re running a non-profit endeavour and have a $28,000 prize pot to share across six categories and five special awards. Last year’s awards was a big hit. Hundreds of entries from around the globe. Loads of coverage for the winners and those listed. Check out the new for deets. Can you help us? Seen any great dataviz and infographic work this year? Suggest something you’ve liked…
  • Knowledge is Beautiful, my new book

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) – Oct 14th » French edition (Nov 6th) How…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years. What are the major causes? Which year was the worse? What’s the overall pattern? How safe is modern aviation? » See the visualisation Created by our commercial @IIBStudio label for BBC Future. Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
  • Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sunni? Shia? Hanbali? Ismali? Deobandi? Taliban? ISIS? A visual guide to the major & notable sects, schools & movements within Islam. Much confusion and chaos reigning in Iraq, amid the complex territorial, historical and doctrinal allegiances and enmities of the wider Arab world. I’m feeling confused by the breeze-block reporting of this situation as a straight Sunni vs. Shia conflict. So here’s a diagram that at least differentiates some of the major and notable schools & branches with Islam and gives a little context and location for groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS…
  • Antibiotic Resistance

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
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  • Sure Shot Mantra to Design a Successful Ecommerce Website

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Designing a simple website is somehow easy but when it comes to designing an eCommerce website it is a bit complex. I would not say that it is difficult but it is a little complicated as compared to a simple website. In such websites there are chances that your web designer could make some mistakes related to designing and usability of the website. When you are dealing with multiple products and you want to sell your products your website needs to be user friendly and should be able to promote your products efficiently. There are a number of factors that should be taken care of for designing…
  • Custom Online Design Software To Increase Business For Your E-store

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Personalization & customization are the vital aspects of online design software that cater a myriad of advantages and provide the dreamed shopping experience. With relevant use of personalize techniques, the conversion rate of product design tool is boosting by 70%, but the the cost of ad campaign is reducing by around 50%. Keeping this fair ratio in mind, no one can deny the momentousness of personalized technique now in the realm of eCommerce store marketing. Delivering the best shopping experience to the customers has become the prime demand of every business. If you are a merchant…
  • Fuel Your WP Site With Nifty Features Of Jetpack 3.1 Plugin – Mother Of All Plugins

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are not using and admire its befitted features, here is a plugin for you that can provide you altogether the nifty features of both and, and it is named as Jetpack. Thus, whether you have a self-hosted website or the one powered using WP services, you can conveniently enjoy the utile features of the Automattic Jetpack plugin. Jetpack is aka the mother of all plugins, as it provides multiple features packaged under a single plugin. And we know that when we talk about plugins in WordPress, it is considered that “less is more”, as maintaining…
  • Top 6 Jargons That Are Creating A Fizz In Design Industry

    7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Since the recent years, design industry has witnessed an incredible amount of popularity across the globe. Whether you are a designing aspirant or an established professional, there are some peculiar words/phrases that you must be aware of. Being regarded as a living discipline, design evolves and undergoes modifications over time. While some changes are acceptable others simply encounter a downfall. Keeping up to date with all the latest jargons used in the web design world can save you from a lot of headache associated with the technology that’s been used for building innovative…
  • 3 Effective Tips to Turn a Web Design Into a Brand Experience

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Long gone are the days when a design agency could make a living by simply using a few templates to churn out functional websites – now if you want to have any chance of surviving in the ultra-competitive world of web design, you have to be able to create a website that captures the very essence of the business. After all, in today’s world, it is much more than just about owning a website – it has to represent the company for what it is, including its core values and the message it wants to send. There’s a never ending conversation going on between the consumer and the business which…
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    2Modern Blog

  • 2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, and sustainably sourced American black walnut are amongst the materials that SENTIENT leverages—along with expert craftsmanship and imaginative detailing—to dramatic, often unexpected effect. SENTIENT’s compelling work,…
  • Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the process of batch-production that yields one-of-a-kind results.” Which is to say, the designer has traded in traditional plaster molds, which produce identical vessels, for reusable leather molds—ensuring that each resulting porcelain form is rendered…
  • Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House (2Modern)
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The only private residence in Florida to have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in danger of crumbling—a fate that the non-profit Spring House Institute desperately hopes to avert. Given landmark status in 1979 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and then placed on its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list earlier this year, Spring House represents one in a handful of hemicycle (semi-circular) structures designed by Wright towards the end of his career. The result of a serendipitous 1952 meeting with Floridians George and Clifton Lewis, a couple with little money…
  • Garden Party: 3 New Makers on 2Modern (2Modern)
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    We continue our series on emerging American makers with a look at three new 2Modern design brands, each of which brings a unique perspective to the art of garden design and plant display. We begin with landscape designer and self-described plant fanatic, Todd Holloway, the founder of Pot Incorporated. The company’s colorful metal hanging planters are a new, modern take on the classic hanging planter. Shannon Lester, a landscape designer by trade, is the creative mind behind Steel Life. After 5 years spent designing commercial and urban residential landscapes, Shannon founded…
  • NY NOW: Sod Drying Rack by Finell (2Modern)
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our recent attendance at NY NOW gave us a chance to see more from Finell, the Austin-based design company that has made silicone its material of preference, and has an inventive range of housewares to illustrate just why. The standout remains the long and skinny Sod drying rack, which gives the traditional dish rack a run for its money with an impossibly slim size and grassy profile. Silicone spikes (available in dark green or pale grey) and powder coated steel tray make Sod a luxe kitchen design piece, but don’t let its slender good looks fool you. Its stiff, snug vertical…
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    Design Milk

  • ames Furniture: A Mix of Columbian & Scandinavian Vibes

    Caroline Williamson
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    German brand ames launched several new upholstery textiles and designs during IMM Cologne 2014. The line has a way of mixing Columbian “joie de vivre” (French for ‘joyful living’) and Scandinavian functionality to create versatile products that are perfect for modern and unconventional spaces. Designed by Icelandic designer Erla Sólveig Oskarsdóttir, the foss sofa and foss armchair were inspired by a waterfall as a way to celebrate her home country’s natural beauty. foss is Icelandic for waterfall and the midsection of the upholstery is reminiscent of the…
  • Fresh From The Dairy: In Flux

    Jaime Derringer
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    I recently checked out the Society6 lookbooks and realized that Anna Dorfman of Door Sixteen and Society6 shop K is for Black styled her guest room and office with some goodies totally worth sharing. Anna’s great sense of style is one that I love and respect, so I was very excited to see these two spaces with a fresh new look. The bedroom features designs by K IS FOR BLACK, RK // Design, Nicklas Gustafsson, Kurt Rahn, Party in the Mountains, Terry Fan, Garima Dhawan, Fieldguided, Budi Satria Kahn, Beth Hoeckel, Man & Camera, Matthew Korbel-Bowers, and Georgiana…
  • An Elegantly, Mind-Blowing Home in the Desert

    Caroline Williamson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If ever there was a house to get me to move to the boiling hot desert, it would be this one – the Desert Courtyard House by Wendell Burnette Architects. Its Scottsdale, Arizona site is a peninsula of granite outcroppings and Saguaro cacti that levels out where the house is built, affording views of distant mountains. Sit back and mentally move in, like I have. The structure was constructed from excavated soil and cement, one of the oldest methods of construction called rammed earth. The home opens up to a serene courtyard with the surrounding building featuring floor-to-ceiling glass…
  • Alphabetize Your Record Collection With These Laser-Cut Wood Dividers

    Jaime Derringer
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Though not the most versatile product in the world, I really love these record dividers from Kate Koeppel Design and wanted to share because I felt that audiophiles would appreciate them… Available in a few different font faces (serif or sans-serif), as well as a 6-tab set for smaller collections, each divider tab is made out of 1/4″ white birch wood. There are options designed for 12″ vinyl or 7″ records. Also, she’s got a stenciled version, too! These would make an awesome gift.
  • Modern Abstract Paintings by Heather Day

    Jaime Derringer
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Heather Day is an Oakland/SF area artist whose artwork first caught my eye about a year ago. I started following her on Instagram and was immediately impressed with her sense of freedom and layering. Over the past year, I’ve noticed her unique use of mediums and application, and enjoyed her almost-daily studio shots. She’s definitely one to watch. Places We Know #1-#3, mixed media on paper 18″ x 12″ We Were Sleeping #2 + Birthday Balloons #2,mixed media on paper, 30″ x 22″ The Things You Told Me Today #3, mixed media on stretched canvas, 25″ x…
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  • Models Covered in Elaborate Bodypaint Blend Perfectly Into NYC Landscapes

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Artist Trina Merry uses the human body as the canvas for all of her many incredibly creative projects. Most recently, having relocated to New York City from California, the artist ventured out into the Big Apple to create New York Camouflage Series as a way to learn more about her new hometown.Merry visited spots throughout New York, including the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, and Coney Island, and got to know the urban scenes a little bit better by painting them across the surface of her models. She then captured the moments by perfectly aligning her models with the backgrounds so that the figures…
  • Concrete Candleholders Inspired by Plumbing Pipes

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dutch designer Merel Bekking became inspired by the shapes of plumbing pipes while studying product design at the Art Academy in Utrecht. Instead of choosing to work with the pipes themselves, Bekking gave hers a twist and made the pipes out of concrete. The result is Mr. Fahrenheit, a concrete candleholder that looks like plumbing pipes.Bekking produced the piece herself for more than a year and then decided to partner with Sweatshop Deluxe, a design label that gives young Dutch designers a platform to get their handmade work into production.[via]
  • Colorful Abstract Collages Created with Textured Rolls of Paper

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Mixed-media artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser's obsession with paper and color has led to her creation of these vibrant, tactile, paper collages. Although her final work appears quite abstract, Genser always starts out with an idea for a piece by using images and sketches and also drawing upon the beautiful imperfections of nature as the foundation for her work. Each piece consists of pieces of paper rolled together to produce interesting color palettes. Layer upon layer, Genser allows the piece to grow and develop until it feels complete, and she then adheres the paper rolls in place with PVA…
  • Edible Chocolate LEGOs by Akihiro Mizuuchi

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi designed a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. Chocolate is first poured into precisely designed moulds that after cooling can be popped out and used as regular LEGOs. If you google around there are numerous attempts at creating various forms of LEGO in chocolate or other food, but this appears to be the most detailed and well-designed of anything out there.[via]
  • Artist Recreates His Old Childhood Drawings 20 Years Later

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Kiddie Arts is a series created by artist Telmo Pieper. It features digital images inspired by his very own childhood drawings. Cool![via]
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Ice Cream 1st A

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Creative Agency: Fabula BrandingClient: INGMANLocation: Minsk/ BelarusProject Type: Commercial Work Fabula Branding performed design development of ice-cream 1st A for the company INGMAN. The main idea of the trademark refers to school theme as it unites both children and adults. The concept design is based on contrasts in color, textures, and graphics. It evokes sensation of childhood – the most bright and halcyon time in a man’s life. Handwritten font, deep yellow and juicy plum colors, imitation of wool knit add a special warm and soulful touch to the design.6 flavors of ice-cream are…
  • Juice Meds+

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Creative Agency: Empatia, ArgentinaClient: Juice Meds, MalaysiaType of project: Commercial workCelery, apple, pineapple, parsley, beet, lemon, kale, ginger, carrot and mint. This newly founded beverage company helps to cleanse our body from toxic substances that we consume from daily food. Cold pressed from organic & raw produce. Designed in a simple, pure and funny way!.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Chocolat (Student Project)

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Designer: Charline BaubeauLocation: France Project Type: Student ProjectThe goal is to transform a classical chocolate box in a design object. More than a chocolate box to eat, it can be a decorative object for Christmas period. This system gives a second life to the packaging.With three models, including instructions, you need only scissors and some flodings (no glue) to do your tree.Only one printing in the same color than the packaging needs to realize this box. This packaging exists in three colors, red, green, black, Christmas tones. Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more…
  • Tagarela

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Creative Agency: Havas Design+ PortugalCreative Director: Pedro VilarDesigner: Catarina PauloClient: Optimus Location: Portugal Project Type: Commercial Work These phones are your faceBased on children’s unique imagination, and responding to their needs, Optimus has created a Special Edition for the Tag First (a telecom service targeted to a younger audience).Aiming for kids attention and in their own language, we've created a character that has everything to do with the target: the Tagarela.He is charming, in the different way. He has a personality, he is a lively and colorful figure,…
  • Vzhik

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Creative Agency: RedindesignLocation: Moscow/ Russia Project Type: Concept Brand «VZHIK» (in Russian it's a mosquito's sound) is for positive people, brand for the whole family. Enjoy your active lifestyle and don't be afraid of insects, they will not bite you! The basic idea and visualization are based on the concept of the peacfull behavior to the insects. We don't kill them, we just warn them. We're saying to insects — we live in the same world but we are not food for you. And insects pay us back saying OK with a slogan «I'll leave you alone for 3 hours» (on…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Tamarindo.

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Tamarindo. Casa Cocina | Patio Bar Located in Ourense, Spain, this place is anything but typical, it is a refreshing alternative for local walkers used to the traditional bar or restaurant. The architect Ruben D. Gil and his wife Gretta R. Valdés decided to spice up the rainy Galician city with an unusual spot to enjoy international cuisine and drinks in an atmosphere of light wood ceilings, adobe walls, dim lighting and steel furniture. The agency worked on the design of its visual identity, stationery materials, packaging for branded products, to go packaging, coasters, menus and tote…
  • Various Publications 2014

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Various publications 2014
  • Personal Creations

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Some of my personal work, part of my 365 days project.
  • Lamantin Identity

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Identity design for a Hungarian jazz festival. Graduation project of Dániel Nagy at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts
  • The world cup, where are you? (Part02)

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The world cup,where are you? Mobile Taobao World Cup Social Campaign (Part02)
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  • Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    You're reading Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The logo is definitely the most important part of any brand. Its aim is to reveal the qualities of a product or of a society and to communicate what the company mission is. Logos should not be too processed or intricate because they need to be effective and striking in order to evoke impressions in […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules

    Stelian Subotin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
    You're reading 15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!With responsive web design evolving as a must-have for every website, more user-interface related issues have started to come up when designing for mobile and tablet devices. In this showcase, we present 15 fresh and responsive jQuery snippets that enhance the experience of users while browsing your website on mobile devices, tablets or regular browsers. […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI

    Agbonghama Collins
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    You're reading Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!In a previous article, we walked through building a custom login form which can be embedded in a post or page using a shortcode and in a specific theme location using template tag. A lot of WordPress users would prefer custom login and registration forms because the defaults are very basic, don’t match the website […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 70% Off Startup Framework and Flat UI + Giveaway!

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    You're reading 70% Off Startup Framework and Flat UI + Giveaway!, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The summer is almost over and many of us are back in the work groove after vacations. It’s time to start new projects and work with new clients. Why not get going right now with Designmodo products, which have been created special just for web designer and developers. 70% Discount Right now you can get […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Introducing the Best Fonts of 2014

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:55 am
    You're reading Introducing the Best Fonts of 2014, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The first part of 2014 is gone and different trends have been introduced in the design world. Two primary examples include ghost buttons or the new love for video backgrounds. Meanwhile, typography is increasingly seeing more focus as more designers realize that a perfect font, together with good graphics, can improve a digital project. Since […]Advertise here with BSA
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    Stunning MeshStunning Mesh

  • 5 Top-notch WordPress Video Plugins To Liven Up Your Content

    Ben Wilson
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Nothing tells a story in quite the way a video does. And, when it comes to integrate video into your WordPress site is just like putting a cherry on the cake. Videos are a popular tool to enhance your post, make it informative, and visually appealing. Video culture is important to keep the things live and exciting to the users. And WordPress, being one the best content management systems offers top-notch WordPress video plugins that enable you to embed videos into your post and imbue them with best artistic qualities that effectively convey your messages. Anyway, with that in mind, we are…
  • Software Escrow: Best Practice for Small Businesses

    Adil Raja
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of the key parts of running any small business is trying to obtain a license to sell, or even better, an exclusivity agreement, for certain products. If you were the only retailer or supplier on the high street with an agreement to sell a popular product, it would be key to your business success. Taking This Idea Online: These days, the nature of business is changing. The physical high street presence is becoming less important for all but a handful of specialist retailers. More and more transactions now take place online, which means that you’ll almost certainly be relying on some kind…
  • The History of World Cup Football Posters

    Adil Raja
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    The South American country of Brazil hosts this years World Cup Football tournament, which started in 1930 and is already over 80 years old. 32 teams will play matches in 12 new or redesigned venues across the country. The tournament, which takes place every 4 years with only one break in the tournaments history for the Second World War, has been heavily promoted. FIFA commissioned posters to be created for every tournament with the oldest versions of the posters similar to one another. The first significant design change happened in 1982 when Spain hosted the tournament and called upon…
  • 3 Premium WordPress Themes for Free From ThemeFuse

    Adil Raja
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The creative designers over at are sharing three amazing WordPress themes with some lucky readers. There’s no better way to start the day than with high quality free stuff, right? The best thing about this impressive giveaway is that the winners can take their pick of any of the incredible WordPress themes available at ThemeFuse. There is no cost to compete, and the winners get a theme for free. Anyone who uses WordPress will benefit from this offer because the ThemeFuse themes are some of the most stunning on the web. The winners of the contest will be announced in one week,…
  • When You Have to Grow: Online Shopping Carts for Microbusiness

    Tabinda Noor
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:51 am
    Owning and operating a small business can be a rewarding, satisfying, and profitable experience. It can also be a harrowing one, with you in the hot seat for every decision. Stocking, purchasing, bookkeeping, online shopping carts, banking, and customer service decisions, even if your startup is micro or nano sized, are all big choices. Making them in haste or under pressure could end up costing you time and money to do it over that could be applied with better results elsewhere. Start with one of the most critical decisions you’ll make first – your shopping cart. Planning for…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Self Portraits Of A Photographer Posing As The Partner Of Different Men

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    In her project ‘Self Portraits with Men’, Czech photographer Dita Pepe masquerades as the wife or partner of various men from different backgrounds. The men featured in her project are a mix of strangers and people that she already knew. In some portraits, Pepe’s own daughter joined in the fun as well. Her project, which started in 1999, features Pepe and her uncanny ability to blend in seamlessly with each of the men’s real surroundings and family members. She also painstakingly dressed the part, down to the poses and props used in each “family” portrait. Her work really is a…
  • Is This The ‘World’s Prettiest Face’?

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Screenwriter and animator Marius Vibe went on a mission to solve one of the most intriguing questions he had—what would happen if you combined the most beautiful faces in the world together? And his project to satisfy his curiosity, while finished back in 2011, has been garnering a lot of online attention recently. He set out on his quest by using the top eight contenders from Maxim’s 2011 ‘Hot 100’ list: Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Olivia Munn, Katy Perry, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman. Vibe then went on to fuse the faces together using the…
  • Jewelry For Mothers That Is Made From Their Own Breast Milk

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Fashion trends can sometimes be baffling, but a relatively new trend of wearing jewelry made from one's own breast milk is still one of the stranger practices we have ever come across. According to Yahoo! Entertinament, these trinkets, including pendants, rings and lockets, feature tiny amount of breast milk that has been processed and dehydrated into a "plastic-like state". They are then formed into various shapes and then coated in resin. The mothers who bought these jewelry want to preserve their breastfeeding memories, and to remind themselves of the special bond that they have with their…
  • Yummy Coin Purses That Look And Smell Like Donuts, Waffles And Macarons

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Love indulging in sweet meringue and yummy confectionaries? Firebox has created a collection of coin purses that are infused with these delicious fragrances. These scented zip-up coin purses are shaped like donuts and belgium waffles and they come in three flavored scents—original, strawberry and chocolate, while the macaron purses are packed with delightful scents of chocolate, mint, strawberry and orange. Find out more about these decadent purses here. [via Lost At E Minor]
  • LOL: If Men Were Honest When They Hit On Women…

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Ladies, have you ever encountered this awkward situation—a man randomly approaches you with his pick-up lines, and you end up feeling confused, or repulsed even, with what he just said? In the video created by Buzzfeed, we get to see what men really mean, and the various tactics that they use when they try to hit on women in the bar. Humor aside, men, are you guilty of harboring these thoughts? Watch the video below to find out what goes on in these men's minds as they attempt to impress the ladies. [via Buzzfeed]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • #TagOurBag quote competition winner revealed!

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We are now delighted to reveal the winning quote from our global #TagOurBag competition. Taking out the trash is now set to become a whole lot more fun for millions of people around the world thanks to the wit and creativity of Katy Edling, also known as The Quiet Rabbit, from Texas, USA. Our international #TagOurBag competition challenged our consumers to create a witty, bold and inspirational message for our range of bin bags. We wanted to find out what makes our consumers tick, if size really matters or if perhaps less is more? The winning quote ‘Making room for bigger dreams’ captured…
  • Design Insights from inspirational famous interior designers & stylists!

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    Over the past few months we have been delighted to bring you Design Insights Interviews from some of the most creative and famous interior designers across the world. In the coming weeks we’ll be taking a look at some of their top design tips in a series of round-up features, so here’s our first, we hope to inspire! Reflection The must-have furnishing for any room is chic mirrors. That’s the advice of top interior stylist and writer Joanna Thornhill who has recently launched her new book, Home For Now, and has spent over 8 years working with leading magazines such as Country…
  • Ending soon – Brabantia sale! Up to 50% off!

    6 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    With just a few days left of our super-hot summer sale, don’t miss out on your chance to save up to 50% off our must-have stylish items! It’s your final chance to grab one of our fabulous waste bins for 30% less and don’t forget to check out our cool storage items and beautiful tableware too. Grab the deals quick! The fab discounts are only available up until 15th August or while stocks last. Visit our webshop or Concept Stores now. To take advantage of this outlet offer on our webshop, please click on the links below today. See you at the Brabantia sale! Netherlands United Kingdom…
  • Create your dream bedroom with our colour trends inspiration!

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    Follow Brabantia – Designed for living ‘s board Colour Inspirations on Pinterest. Looking to update your bedroom with fresh and fashionable shades? We’ve put together a post of our favourite colour palettes to help you create a bedroom that’s true eye candy! How about creating a soft and subtle bedroom decor? Blend on-trend pale pastel walls with fresh white furnishings for a truly dreamy bedroom interior. Compliment delicate pastel shades with our beautifully practical White Laundry Bin, it helps to keep your bedroom tidy allowing you to relax in your soothing sanctuary. If…
  • How to become a domestic goddess with Brabantia’s Kitchen Organisers

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Home is where the heart is and whether you are thinking of giving your home a makeover or just adding a little update, there’s never been a better time to accessorise and get organised. It couldn’t be easier to keep on top of things with our award-winning Kitchen Organisers.  Perfect for storing collections of ingredients and storing vegetables or fruit  - they can even be used in the bathroom too as a cool way to display your products. The Kitchen Organisers come in four different sizes and are compatible with our Clear Top Canisters and Bread Baskets. What’s not to love?
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    Never Say Cool

  • Travel Fun!

    Never Say Cool
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    This amazing planet we live on offers new experiences, opportunities and many incredible people. By travelling and opening up your world, you will find knowledge, fun and perhaps even love. Finding your travelling feet and seeing what the wider world has to offer is what this video by momondo travel search engine is all about. Listen to the tree’s tale and then take yourself on the journey that he really wishes that he could take. Life is your adventure and your story waiting to be written. Seize your opportunity to see the world and travel. Watch a golden sunset, explore a rain forest…
  • (sponsored video) Acer E11, a Budget and Stylish Laptop for Students

    Never Say Cool
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    Taiwanese Acer Inc. started to build its reputation as a pc components manufacturer and quickly began to assemble its own machines and become a leader in the market. Implementing a new business model, shifting from being a manufacturer to a designer of computer technology, it is now very popular to mobile devices and pc users. In a world where people demand performances as well as stylish tech gadgets, the Acer E11 cuts through and doesn’t go unnoticed. Designed for the professionals it does have all the characteristics to be marketed to students too. Style-conscious students will have…
  • Clocktower Penthouse in Brooklyn

    Never Say Cool
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Developed by David Walentas the Clock Tower project is a new apartment in New York. This fantasy movie penthouse is located in an old clock tower in Brooklyn providing stunning views over the city. The home features three bedrooms, high ceilings, a modern kitchen and the glass windows allow plenty of natural light. A spectacular, cuttin-edge 6,800 sf triplex tower in the 1914 landmark clocktower building.
  • Piknic Electronik Barcelona

    Never Say Cool
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    No summer event has become such a synonymous of the city life of Barcelona as much as the Piknic Electronik. The format was set up for the first time in Montreal back in 2003 and, after years of continuous success and support by the public, it has been replicated in Barcelona since 2012, taking advantage of the space of an ancient leisure area, just on the side of Joan Brossa Gardens, in the hearth of one of the most beautiful quarters in Barcelona, Montjuïc. Piknic Electronik is a great place to meet up with friends, enjoy the beautiful summer weather of Barcelona, a stunning view over the…
  • Realistic Temples and Cathedrals Carved Into Rocks

    Never Say Cool
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    There is something timeless about Matthew Simmonds’ creations of art. Temples, palaces and castles are trapped inside rocks of marbles and limestones, carved meticulously by Simmonds obsession for details.
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  • Creative Casino Logos

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    As the casino industry continues to flourish, more and more ideas are being entertained in the business. The concept of logo designs is actually being introduced today to online entrepreneurs who would want to incorporate the idea of casino into their business. Since making a logo can be a difficult task, relying from a logo provider would make the job easier. At this point, here are some creative casino logos for your inspiration. read more
  • How To Get Your First Showing In an Art Gallery

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Your art being displayed and promoted at a reputable art gallery is just so impressive but getting it there is the main problem.  You have been trying for a very, very long time and for some reason, you've not been able to get a foothold in the market. You are wondering whether you've done something wrong or maybe your work isn't good enough. Stop right there! You should know that all art gallery owners have a checklist they use to find a good artist for displays. read more
  • 10 Amazing Game Wallpapers

    9 Feb 2014 | 1:18 am
    Personalize your phone Customizing desktop and smartphone wallpapers has always been a part of personalizing one’s gadget. Instead of just using the pre-loaded ones on the device in question, artwork taken from games tend to make the ideal wallpaper. Pre-loaded wallpaper layouts can be quite dull and gaming wallpaper usually make better still images on computers. So, it's imperative for the gamers out there to find a wallpaper that suits their needs/interests. read more
  • Alan Wyllie - The Best Photographer Interview

    16 Sep 2013 | 8:36 am
    This week Pokkisam team and IDI interviews contacted Alan Wyllie, Partner of Fife based media production company Cactus ID Cactus ID is a digital media production company specializing in the development of video, motion graphics and eLearning resources for delivery on and offline. Cactus works predominantly in the Public Sector for government organizations. read more
  • Supermoon 2013

    1 Jul 2013 | 4:36 pm
    Last week photographers around the world had a huge chocalate on the sky, Yes they captured the "supermoon". If you didn't get a chance to see it, Don't worry here I have gathered 15 spectacular photos of supermoon. If you want to know more about Supermoon, you can do only thing. Yes its nothing but wikipedia. read more
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Environmental Sculptures of Aganetha Dyck

    Alex Irish
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Hailing from Canada, and the recipient of numerous awards, Aganetha Dyck is an artist of a slightly different color; she is, in short, an environmentalist, and her most recent works concern in particular the plight of bees. She questions what would happen – not just to humans, as a species, but to all life in our ecosystem, should bees die out. It’s a hot button issue, and one that’s perhaps been neglected by the art world. She might not be said to work alone, though. In fact, she collaborates with dozens and dozens of others – all of them bees. Cleverly manipulating their natural…
  • HOW 2014 Logo Design Competition & Awards

    Creative Fluff
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Always be hustling. HOW has launched it’s annual logo design competition and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to compete for glory and awards. As an artist, it’s always important to get your name out there and the more competitions you win, the more you have to add to your resume when attempting to woo a potential client. HOW TO ENTER All logos must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on July 1, 2014 August 1, 2014. The image size of the file must not exceed 1280 x 1024 pixels. The image can be saved at a resolution that will enable us to zoom in to see details…
  • The Modern Illustrations of Mattias Snygg

    Alex Irish
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been looking at artists who produce a lot of dense, intricate works lately, and felt it was time for a change. So today we’re taking a gander at the rather more modernistic art of Mattias Snygg. Snygg spends much of his time working in the worlds of video games and films, both producing illustrations and as artistic director, as well as working on more personal artworks. As one might expect from this, his portfolio showcases a generous melange of styles, from the chunky strokes and ill-defined outlines of his more painterly pieces, to the vibrant sci-fi/fantasy pulp of others.
  • The Atmospheric Photography of Kevin J. Short

    Fred McCoy
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Today we bring you the work of up-and-coming photographer and multimedia artist Kevin J. Short. Based in San Francisco, Kevin has worked as a talented designer and photographer producing evocative pictures while exploring art in any form he sees fit. People who knew Kevin growing up might be surprised to find him in the photography field; having gone to school for architecture it maybe come as a surprise to see him where he is today. Kevin is a man of many skills and enjoys flexing his creative muscle. “I’m a self taught artist and have been practicing in various media for about a…
  • Art in Unexpected Places – A Layover Story of Philadelphia Airport

    Alex Irish
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    After a flight cancellation at Philadelphia International Airport last week, I found myself with time to kill; time to explore the airport at my leisure. I didn’t expect to get much out of it besides stretching my legs a little, but was pleasantly surprised to find there was a large and varied range of art exhibits on display throughout the airport. There’s been something of an explosion of this sort of thing – art in unexpected public places (I’ve seen it in shopping malls, on construction hoardings, even on public transport) – and it presents an interesting opportunity for…
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  • Calling All Nonprofits: We're Taking Applications for This Year's ZURB Wired

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    ZURB Wired — our yearly design sprint to help one nonprofit though a marketing campaign — is around the corner. This year's event is on September 18th. And we're ready to take applications from interested nonprofits. Just as we gear up for this year's event, we want to give a special shoutout to our friends at Rebekah Children's Services, who just redid their site on Foundation for Sites. They were 2011's Wired nonprofit and they took what they learned from working with us, and used that knowledge when it came to their website refresh. In every Wired event we work alongside the…
  • Whiteboard Photo Trick

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tell us if this has happened to you. You've had a brilliant idea while collaborating with a teammate and sketched it out on the whiteboard. You don't want to lose your idea, so you snap a photo of it. Then you get back to your desk 15 minutes later. Voila! It looks awful. There's a glare from the lighting and you can't make out what you've sketched. It's happened to us. You'd think that recording a collaborative whiteboard sketch would be easy — grab a smartphone, tap a button, and you've got a pic. In reality, we've had to squint our eyes and say, "Here's a layout. If you squint at…
  • Foundation Now Helps You Build Accessible Sites

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Last time on the blog, we told you about the new grid in Foundation for Apps. A new framework doesn't mean we've abandoned Foundation 5, which is now part of a larger Foundation family that also includes responsive emails. Today, we're excited about our latest release of Foundation for Sites — version 5.4. This isn't just another point release. It's a step toward creating a fully-mature framework that's accessible for everyone. Yep, you heard right — accessible. Along with the usual stellar fixes and features — like multi-level off-canvas navigation — we focused on web…
  • Designers, You've Made It to the Table. Don't Screw It Up

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Those who believe that great design speaks for itself are likely not in the problem solving business, and that results in dumb design. Product design problems are messy and twisted, and the only way to get them untangled is to talk them out and get teams aligned on the path forward. Designers, often eager to fight for their seat at the so-called table, underestimate the training it takes to win over the Devil's Advocate in a work session or presentation. Design work needs to be strategically presented, and conversation delicately controlled. Beside being data analysts, interaction gurus and…
  • Foundation: A New Grid

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    We've talked a lot about the Foundation's future over the last month or so. Recently, we announced a new Foundation — one just for web apps — and the start of a framework family. Foundation 5 is now "Foundation for Sites." Ink is becoming "Foundation for Emails." And Foundation for Apps will be the newest of our family. We're working on a ton of new features — all from the ground up and using Angular JS, some amazing Motion UI and a swank, new grid. "New grid, you say? Tell us more." No problem, here we go! Using a Hammer When You Need a Nail Gun Building things is hard.
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    Incredible Things

  • Dog Pageants Is A Thing & It’s Really… Something

    Brittany High
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Dog Pageant is a photo series by Photographer Sophie Gamand. Previously we’ve seen Sophie’s dog-related picture work HERE and HERE. This time she’s shooting dogs dressed up in pageant garb. Man, people are weird. Me included! My dog’s personal wardrobe is bigger than mine! Annnd includes a lot less sweat pants. He’s only got like […]Visit for the full post.
  • Little Boy Is NOT Happy About Mom’s Pregnancy

    Brittany High
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    This is a hilarious video of a little boy losing it when he finds out his mom is having another baby. “ARRR what were you thinking? Why you hafta um just get another baby, you just had TWO!” I hear you, little munchkin! I’m one of three and by the time the last one was […]Visit for the full post.
  • The Only Cookie Stamps With Street Cred

    Brittany High
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Baking With My Homies is a couple cookie stamps depicting the beauteous visages of mah boys 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and Eazy-E. RIP! You can get a set of your very own for just $10 over at The Foodiggity Shop. What a perfect way to honor our fallen brothers than to slap their faces on some cookies! […]Visit for the full post.
  • Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat. This Is Not A Drill!

    Brittany High
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    BREAKING: everything you thought you knew is a lie. Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. This news comes from Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist and curator for the Hello Kitty exhibit at the Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum. Christine’s shocking discovery, via the L.A. Times: “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my […]Visit for the full post.
  • Turn Any Can Into A Beer Stein With Das Can-In-Stein

    Brittany High
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    ThinkGeek is selling Das Can-In-Stein, a $10 resin doo jobby that turns any 12-ounce can into beer stein. Why? I don’t know, I guess people gotta spend their money on something. Just kidding, I think this thing is pretty badass. I’m just pissed it isn’t dishwasher or microwave-safe. Is it safe for anything? IS ANYTHING SAFE? […]Visit for the full post.
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  • The Basic Ideas A SEO Company Will Implement For Marketing Your Website

    Edwyn Gray
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    When it comes to marketing and moving forward with the right elements, you are going to find that there is a lot of different pieces to the puzzle. If you work on the right things, you will be able to gain a great piece of market share within your industry. Do things incorrectly, or focus on the wrong elements of optimization and you could end up within the wrong implementation strategy overall. If you’re not sure how to market your site or would like to see how professionals work within this world, you will need to look into hiring a good SEO company that can definitely champion your cause…
  • Focusing on SEO For Local Businesses

    Lynn Moody
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Small businesses are sometimes at a disadvantage when it comes to putting themselves online. You’ll find that no matter how hard you fight against larger companies, it just is not easy. This is especially true in certain marketplaces, such as book stores. If you have to go up against large entities such as, you are not going to be able to compete on a level playing field without a bit of help. There are some ways to fight back against larger entities, and it starts with understanding how to utilize internet marketing to your advantage. By mixing SEO, local business listings, and…
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    Chair Blog

  • Mojo by Michal Riabic for Ton

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Mojo by Michal Riabic for Ton I first saw this interesting chair at the Ton Booth of Ton at IMM 2013. Speaking with one of the Ton people he believed it to be the first wooden cantilever ever. Last update: Thursday, August 28, 2014The post Mojo by Michal Riabic for Ton appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Blue CH445 Wing Chair by Hans Wegner

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Blue CH445 Wing Chair by Hans Wegner Found this in Carl Hansen’s Copenhagen Showroom, Last update: Friday, August 22, 2014The post Blue CH445 Wing Chair by Hans Wegner appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Aerowing Flywood Chair by Egbert-Jan Lam

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Aerowing Flywood Chair by Egbert-Jan Lam Design of 2008 A lightweight chair inspired by old aircraft constructions. Maple wood construction with airplane-plywood seat and back. The chair is made with the thought in mind to create a lightweight chair in wood. The 2 timber side frames out of simple small beams work together with the plywood engineered seat and back. Together they make a light, clear, functional and good proportioned construction. A technical tour de force searching for the boundaries of designing in wood. A form with character, made with an eye for detail like the traditional…
  • Aenean Chair by Sofia Paula Santos

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    Aenean Chair by Sofia Paula Santos Sofia Paula Santos is based in Lisboa A beautiful use of the one sheet plywood. Just wondering what she does with the leftovers of the cut out. Found on Behance Last update: Thursday, August 14, 2014The post Aenean Chair by Sofia Paula Santos appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Pin Cushion Stool by Kiki van Eijk

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    Pin Cushion Stool by Kiki van Eijk A stool inspired by a pincushion, also the dessin of the upholstery is based on pins Via Kiki World Last update: Tuesday, August 12, 2014The post Pin Cushion Stool by Kiki van Eijk appeared first on Chair Blog.
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  • Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast

    Christopher Jobson
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Photo by Spencer Elzey Photo by Spencer Elzey Photo by Spencer Elzey Since we last covered work by DALeast, the artist has painted numerous pieces around the world, particularly a number of bird-themes murals in Poland, Spain, and now New York City where he just completed a towering painting of a bird clutching another bird on the side a Manhattan building. Born in China, the muralist/sculptor/painter is currently based out of Cape Town where his use of frenetic lines to compose animals, people, and other forms is almost instantly recognizable. You can follow his lastest adventures on…
  • New Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora

    Christopher Jobson
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Artist Elsa Mora recently updated her portfolio with a number of beautiful paper sculptures created for both private clients and exhibition. All of Mora’s pieces are created with little more than acid-free paper and glue which is carefully cut, layered, and assembled to create 2D and 3D images. Several of the pieces are currently at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin for a show titled Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Contemporary Art that runs through August 31. You can see more on her website and over on Facebook. (via Brown Paper Bag)
  • Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions

    Christopher Jobson
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    Their Refinement of the Decline, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches Their Refinement of the Decline, detail Diminishing Returns, oil on canvas, 48 × 60 inches Diminishing Returns, detail Witching Hour, acrylic on paper, 34 × 42.5 inches A New Religion, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches Hollow Pursuits, acrylic on canvas, 54 × 54 inches Fool’s Gold, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 inches Michael Kerbow is an artist based in San Francisco who works in a variety of mediums including painting, assemblage, drawing and digital photography. Of particular note are his large oil and acrylic paintings that depict…
  • A Pair of Kissing Porcelain Vases by Johnson Tsang

    Christopher Jobson
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Ceramic artist Johnson Tsang (previously) created a pair of porcelain vases that when cut along the edges reveal the profiles of people. Smoosh two together and you have instant ceramic love. See more of Tsang’s process over on his blog, and if you liked this also check out the Profilograph by Pablo Garcia.
  • Toy Mammals and Dinosaurs Burdened with Miniature Civilizations by Maico Akiba

    Christopher Jobson
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Created by artist Maico Akiba, these lumbering toy mammals, dinosaurs, and reptiles carry the burden of miniature worlds that seem to have sprouted from their backs. Akiba uses model making materials commonly used for train sets to build each scene which appear post-apocalyptic in nature. Johnny at Spoon & Tamago keenly observes that, in a way, they resemble a reverse Noah’s Ark. The project is titled SEKAI (Japanese for “world”), and you can see more here. (via Spoon & Tamago)
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  • Top Notch Web Apps For Easy Workflow Web Designers Want

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A number of sophisticated project management and efficiency web apps have been made available to make processes simpler and easier to manage. These useful tools have been created for professionals from varying fields, whether they are businessmen or freelancers, in order to boost efficiency in work. The nature of each web app that you will see in this article is different. For instance, a user may have to purchase some while the other are free – some may be entirely cloud based, while others may not be that advanced. Invoicing and financial apps Nutcache Nutcache has been designed…
  • Vintage Retro Text Effects – Vol.1

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    This set of text effects is ideal to create vintage / retro effects on your text with only a few clicks in Photoshop. You can simply replace your own text using the smart object layers. Double-click the “YOUR TEXT HERE” smart object layer and place your text or shape and save to obtain the vintage / retro look on your text. Download includes: 12 PSD Files 1500X1000 pixels Editable Smart object layers Readme text file Details of the free fonts used in the work are listed in the readme.txt file available with the download file. Please share. Thanks! Commercial License: $5 Regular…
  • 10 Free iPhone 5 PSD Mockup Templates

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
      This is a featured freebie containing 10 Free iPhone 5 PSD mockups with smart object inside to make it as easy as possible to drop in your design.  The mockups come with 10 different contextual backgrounds such as 1. Commute, 2. Outdoors, 3. Indoors, 4. Florist, 5. Grocer, 6. Clothing, 7. Supermarket-I, II & III, and 10. Lunch.  The backgrounds come in over 5000px wide and are provided with smart object layers for the iPhone where you can simply replace your own app screen. This freebie is created by Make it Digital. Author: Make it Digital Format: Layered, Smart Object PSD…
  • Top Design Resources You Should Have Started Using By Now

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    There are no people or projects alike. Every person, and project, is unique. Every designer has his or her own taste, skills, style and preferences. However, strangely enough, even though every designer is different, they all think they have one thing in common: They all believe only they know where to find the best online tools for their design projects. This, of course, is not possible. So I’m here to provide you (and them) with a list of some of the best online resources for designers. We’re going to explore website building tools, themes, and hosting providers, as well as excellent…
  • Exclusive Freebie: 200 Holidays & Travel Icons Pack

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Friends, today’s freebie is a set of 200 hand-drawn holidays and travel icons pack designed by These icons are ideal for vacation, holiday and travel theme websites, apps and events. The icons are divided into 4 categories: Funny Beach, Mountain Hiking, Hotel & Comfort and Ways to Travel. The download file includes PNG, SVG and .AI file formats of the icons. So you have all the possibility to enlarge the icons without losing quality. Author: Freepik File Format: .AI, .PNG, .SVG Size: 5.5 MB (zip) Keywords: Icons, Vectors License Download 200 Free Holiday & Travel…
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    Elaine Biss

  • My Russian Period- Watercolor Fashion Illustrations

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
     After the dark ages, a new Renaissance period emerged filled with beautiful artwork. After living through the cruelest summer of my life (insert over-dramatic gesture here), I am getting a chance to create beautiful artwork.And ever since I discovered Russian watercolors, I think I am in love! I even got Russian Kolinsky sable round brushes to keep it as authentic as possible.The colors are beautiful and they even have a metallic color line that is professional grade. I no longer mix acrylic or gouache to give my watercolor metallic shine. The sable grabs the pigment and makes a…
  • Fun Project-DYI Custom Color Chalk Board Paint

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
     I am loving these custom chalk board colors! I know many wonderful tutorials are out there, but I thought I share what I did for a friend of mine.You will need: white un-sanded grout The acrylic paint of your choice Matte medium for acrylic paint Acrylic paint Drying retardant Jar with lid 8oz Large wood "Popsicle" stick for mixing Sponge brush INSTRUCTIONS •In the 8oz jar, Mix the paint with a few drops of the retardant, matte medium and a about two tablespoons of the un-sanded grout. •Use the large wooden stick to mix thoroughly. Make…
  • So Many Styles, So many Mediums!!

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    I am finally starting to settle down and have a little fun with my art again. I had a tumultuous 2 months. It basically ended with my family and I moving with other family, most of my possessions being stolen, the mold that became the reason to move out of my old home being the culprit for having to take a much needed health vacation. Asthma is no joke. Neither is bronchitis.Not to mention a court date because my ex thought he was paying way too much support. Because I am so famous. *Cough* SARCASM *cough*Seriously, I thought I had been cursed. I wasn`t done with one before another problem…
  • Feather Couture-Feather Fashion Art by Elaine Biss

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
  • Michele Rene` Designs Fashion Show at the Iron Bar in NYC

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Living her dreams Michelle Rene` breaks out of Lancaster Country and into the big city with this fabulous show, showcasing her Spring 2014 line.The show was set at the Iron Bar, a midtown gem perfect for Michelle Rene`s edgy and creative style. The runway show was a combination of the spring 2014 collection (the cottons) formal and cocktail gowns, 2 reveal wedding gowns, custom designed pink wedding gown and a tulle dress for little girls.  With Michelle Rene and Matthew Aversa.Designer- Michelle Rene` Designs Hair Design Institute /HDI ManhattanMakeup- New York Institute of…
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    Columbia CabinetWorks

  • Back-splash

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Let me start with full disclosure: I love back-splash and I have strong opinions concerning what works and what doesn’t. First let’s talk functionality. All the steam, heat and grease around a cook-top are not very friendly towards wallpaper or wall paint. It just makes sense to install something that withstands the humidity and is easy to clean. When considering materials, remember the more porous the tile, the more difficult it is to clean. This is one reason why solid glass back-splash has become so popular. It also looks amazing! Now for design. In my mind, the most important…
  • Fall is in the Air: Time to gather around the fire pit

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces, date back thousands of years. Originally nothing more than pits in the ground to control flames, they were especially popular with nomadic cultures. Today fire pits range from simple metal bowls to elaborate, illuminated structures of stone or brick. The American Society of Landscape Architects report that fire pits are the #1 requested design feature by far…and why not? They provide a hospitable, warm gathering place to enjoy conversation and a glass of wine well beyond Labor Day. In fact they can extend the use of your backyard to Thanksgiving…even in…
  • 2014 Parade of Homes

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    CCW recently celebrated winning Pinnacle Home – Best Kitchen at the 2014 Parade of Homes and I just wanted to share some additional images of this amazing home on Saratoga Lake. I could not be more proud of our involvement in helping create such a stunning residence! Enjoy! Ray
  • Wood-Mode Plays to Rave Reviews at KBIS

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:01 pm
    The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is always an exciting time for Wood-Mode to introduce new ideas, products and manufacturing capabilities. Check out this review on the blog: Simplified Bee: Happy Summer, Laura    
  • 2014 Parade of Homes Awards Announced

    13 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    Last night, the CRBRA hosted the awards dinner for the 2014 Parade of Homes and I am very proud that CCW and Witt Construction won for Pinnacle Home Best Kitchen! This was a very special project and a very special home with a magnificent open floor plan and sweeping view of Saratoga Lake. Natural stone and reclaimed wood were used to bring the beauty of the surroundings into the home and the heartwood maple of the cabinets was finished with a lightly distressed matte brown with black glaze. This spectacular kitchen/great room truly defines the casual elegance of modern family living.
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    Creative Nerds

  • A Huge Vector Freebie Of Abstract Flower Petals

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This a huge vector freebie with over 25 vector petals. This huge vector set is available to be used within commercial non-commercial design projects. There are so many different uses where these vector elements can be used the possibilities are endless from creating seamless patterns to print projects.  License Details The vector set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Preview Download
  • 30 Creative uses of typography in poster designs

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A great look into typography specifically creative typography used in poster designs. Its a great inspirational blog post, which showcases some truly jaw dropping uses of typography. This is the perfect source of inspiration to fuel your creativity, if  your embarking on creating your own poster designs. I would love to hear your thoughts on the poster designs in the comments section below. 1. Babies born today 2. Simone chocolate 3. On top of the world 4. On top of the world 5. No Regrets 6. I fly 7. What ever floats your boat 8. Life moves fast 9. Brightness someday 10. Sell my animals 11.
  • Paint splashes free Photoshop brush set

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A free hi-res Photoshop brush set which includes in total individual  four paint splash. We like to put as very little limitations on how and where you can use our resources on Creative Nerds. This brush set can be used in commercial and personal projects. Download and have fun the possibilities of what can be produced using these brushes are endless. License Details The Photoshop 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…
  • The ultimate free ribbon vector set

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Once again the amazing guys over at Free Pik have created an amazing free vector set exclusive to Creative Nerds readers. The free vector set includes 40+ free ribbons of  various different types to use in projects as well perfect for web design. The vector set come in two different vector file formats eps and AI, which will allow the vector set to be opened in almost any vector editor of your choose. A lot of time has been spent producing and refining this set we would love for you to share any feedback you have in the comment below. Preview License Details The vector set can be used…
  • A free clean flat squared social icon set

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The ever so popular growing web design trend flat design, a clean minimalistic spacious design approach to producing great looking websites. We have produced a great set of the flat squared icons, incorporating the fundamentals principles of flat UI design. The set includes 12 icons for 12 of the most popular social media websites. A lot of time has gone into producing this icon set. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Download, and enjoy this great set of icons. License details The Icon set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Aspira Urval designed by BVD

    Richard Baird
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Aspira Urval is a banking, finance and insurance recruitment specialist with offices in the Swedish city of Stockholm. Its new brand identity, designed by BVD, draws its inspiration from the name and the themes of ‘elevated ambitions’ and ‘reaching new heights’. These are visualised as a generously spaced, uppercase, sans-serif logotype with an adaptive ascender that changes depending on its context. It is a simple abstract nod to growth that draws a proprietary quality from a fairly neutral set of characters and extends across print and digital experience. A single font choice,…
  • Neometro & Nine Smith Street designed by Studio Hi Ho

    Richard Baird
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Nine Smith Street is the latest residential property project from Neometro, a company that describes itself as having a reputation as Melbourne’s most design-focused development group and recognised as one of the first holistic design and construction businesses in Australia. Neometro are dedicated to creating architectural buildings that are beautiful, functional and timeless, and have a sense of place and belonging. Neometro’s brand identity and that of its Fitzroy property Nine Smith Street, designed by Studio Hi Ho, effectively uses colour, type and substrate contrast to…
  • Tamarindo designed by La Tortillería

    Richard Baird
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Tamarindo is a kitchen and bar with an international menu due to open in October 2014. Located in Ourense, Spain, Tamarindo was created as a refreshing alternative for local walkers who are used to traditional bars and restaurants, and is described as a place with two distinct moods and spaces, the casa cocina or house/kitchen, a place for coffee and a quick snack, and a bar for beer and tapas. The interior, created by architects and husband and wife team Ruben D. Gil and Gretta R. Valdés, features a combination of light wood ceilings, adobe walls, dim lighting and steel furniture. This…
  • Daebeté Scented Tea designed by Victor Design

    Richard Baird
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    Daebeté is a floral infused tea range that uses a high-grade Taiwanese oolong variety, made using a unique process of withering, oxidation, curling and twisting, that has then been given a floral hint using ancient baking methods. This process creates a subtle yet sweet flavour profile that carefully balances the aroma of flowers with the flavour of tea. The packaging for the Daebeté range, created by Victor Design, was inspired by the natural beauty and ecology of the flower growing regions of each infusion, conveys the craft of production, the tradition of tea preparation, quality and…
  • Carpe Nux designed by Designers Anonymous

    Richard Baird
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    Carpe Nux is a premium, sweet and savoury, fusion flavour nut brand inspired by global cuisine, hand-roasted in batches in the UK and created to invigorate what was perceived to be a flagging market. Flavours include Fiery Macadamias, Rum-Spiced Pecans, Zesty Cashews and Soy-Glazed Walnuts. London based Designers Anonymous were recently commissioned by Carpe Nux to help them communicate, through a new brand identity and packaging treatment, their international search for the perfect nut and the parallels they draw between their range’s flavour profiles, and historical figures…
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Fire Pit”

    Farima Alavi
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Designer Scott Cohen incorporated a curved fire pit, filled with fire glass, to mirror the banquette seating. We randomly picked one person from the comments, and Victoria is the winner of two TIKI Brand king torches. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • French Connection: Steak Frites

    Norman King
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Steak frites may be the perfect meal. Think about it; rich beefy goodness paired with salty crunchy potatoes and topped with a delectable sauce. What is there not to love about that? In my opinion, this combo is great any which way it’s prepared, but this version is currently my favorite way to cook up the classic. I took advantage of a super sale on primo beef from my local butcher and picked up center cut filets rather than my beloved strip. The filets are pepper crusted on one side and drizzled with a savory red wine sauce to complement the cut. I upgraded from sticks to circles and…
  • Create a Gallery Wall Without the Hassle

    Farima Alavi
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Gallery walls — they are all the rage right now and for good reason. What better way to display your favorite works of art or photographs in one area? You could have completely different pieces, but make it work with one common theme, whether it be a color, texture or pattern. On the flip side, actually figuring out what works — and what doesn’t — takes up too much precious time that nobody has in reality. To help you out, we’ve come up with our top tips on creating a gallery wall. Once you’re ready to test out our ideas, upload your pieces to Shutterfly’s…
  • Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Fire Pit

    Farima Alavi
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Congratulations to this week’s winner, Victoria! Can you guess which fire pit belongs in this outdoor room? Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win two TIKI Brand king torches — perfect for your outdoor space. You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years…
  • Guide: Fall/Winter’s Biggest Fashion Trends

    Trevor Lane
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    I can’t lie — the only thing that gets me through going back to school (and the approaching chilly weather) is having an excuse to buy new clothes, because you know, “I’ll be going to class every day and I can’t wear the same things over and over,” or my personal favorite, “There are so many sales going on right now, it would be stupid not to buy a few things for school.” My excuses are limitless. Feel free to use them to justify your own shopping spree. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve “invested” (another one of…
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    Dedece Blog

  • The Cherner Chair Company @ dedece

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

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

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

    John Engelen
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Every place is a work place In today’s world, work takes place everywhere. Enabled by technology, work is no longer tethered to individual workspaces. Organizations are becoming more open and collaborative to better foster innovation and productivity. And new generations of employees are embracing these changes, creating a more social, diverse workplace of tomorrow. The workplace has become more social Knoll research shows that despite the fact that people can work almost anywhere, they choose to come to the office to connect face to face with co-workers and engage in both planned and…
  • Knoll r/evolution ( Pt 2 / 4 ) @ Neocon 2014

    John Engelen
    9 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The pace and nature of work are changing at an energetic clip—driven by warp—speed technology innovations, a competitive economy and a diverse workforce with new expectations about the ecosystem of work. The workplace is a powerful tool that can help organizations compete for talent, engage their people, realize new ways to innovate and increase speed-to-market. While solving for the modern workplace is complex, there is now an exciting level of freedom and opportunity to re-imagine what the workplace can do. That’s where Knoll‘s r/evolution workplace™ comes in. It is the…
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  • Chocolate Lego Bricks

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Edible chocolate lego bricks that you can play with, and also pop in your mouth! This was a Valentine’s Day project by Japanese illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi, who created a series of templates based on Lego’s toy brick design. He then poured melted chocolate into these modular molds, popped them out upon cooling, and made his own set of edible Lego bricks! The Mobile Suit Gundam was one of the characters he had constructed from his chocolate blocks. Akihiro used a variety of chocolate flavors – dark, milk, white and strawberry, as well as green and blue coloring…
  • Piebox Wooden Pastry Carrier

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    For a while now, I have been on the hunt for a non-plastic, and preferably made of natural material pastry container. It isn’t so much to carry pies and pastries around town, but rather to have a nice-looking storage box on the kitchen countertop for the baked goods, away from pesky flies, dirt and perhaps grabby fingers. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I stumble upon Piebox. It’s no ordinary pie box, but a reusable wooden box handcrafted of unfinished pine in a simple modern design. Its sturdy square wooden frame also makes for easy stacking, which is a plus for…
  • Through Landscape By Young-Mi Kim

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    I’m captivated by the quiet beauty, calming colors, and simple form of this unique ceramic collection, influenced by the artist’s experience of living in two very different cultures. Through Landscape is a series of ceramics by Korean artist and designer Young-Mi Kim, whose inspiration for these pieces came from her life in Sweden. Young-Mi’s ceramic collection became an outlet to convey her feelings about adjusting to Swedish life, while finding a connection to the foreign culture. Unfamiliar with the country’s white nights and long, dark winters, Young-Mi’s…
  • Animal Head Box

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gu-pa is a series of animal heads with a cute twist. Taking its inspiration from origami, each animal head is created by folding a single piece of cardboard, and may be easily assembled without any tools. Recently launched in Japan, the animal head design ranges from bear, hippopotamus, rabbit, deer to elephant, and is available in two sizes, miniature or jumbo. Each diy kit includes a pre-creased cut-out cardboard in a reversible color. Not only does the adorable animal head make a cheerful wall decor, it is also perfect as a a gift box, or a treasure box for your trinkets. Photography:…
  • Desk Accessories Round Up

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The unique selection of stationery and desk supplies at Anthropologie never fails to make me smile. There is always something new at the store that will catch my eye. Here’s a list of desk accessories that I really like. Each one of them will certainly help to spruce up your work space. They make great gifts too! Enjoy! The adorable Whale Desk Caddy is made of beech wood, and has a sleek modern design. Lift its body to store paperclips and trinkets. A chic way to tidy up! Messina Desk Accessory includes a stapler and a tape dispenser, both of which are made of bone china with beautiful…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Luke Fenech – Graphic Art

    Will Ellison
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Luke Fenech is an illustrator out of London. He’s done graphic art for all sorts of print publications, product companies, and online publications too… like Wired, American Apparel, Studio Toogood, and Wallpaper. GRAPHIC ART The post Luke Fenech – Graphic Art appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Madame Peripetie – Photography

    Will Ellison
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    Today on AIA, we check out some of the latest highly stylized, and very contemporary photography of fashion photographer, Madame Peripetie. PHOTOGRAPHY The post Madame Peripetie – Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Asya Kozina – Sculpture

    Will Ellison
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ukrainian artist,  Asya Kozina‘s paper sculptures are inspired by the different ethnic wedding dresses from the area where she lives. They are in part meant to reinvigorate the tradition of the ethnic wedding dress, a custom which is slowly dying out.   The post Asya Kozina – Sculpture appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • John Grade – Sculpture

    Will Ellison
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Artist, John Grade‘s inspiring sculptures are generally built from natural materials like wood, plant based resins, or clay. The works are not just about the sculptures themselves, but also about the process of their eventual decay.    modern artists, sculpture via The post John Grade – Sculpture appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • David LaChapelle – Photography

    Will Ellison
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    This modern take on the traditional flower basket painting, come by way of David LaChapelle – who’s photography career officially began when he as hired by Andy Warhol. He’s done advertising campaigns, photographed tons of celebrities, and his photographs have appeared on the cover of just about every magazine.    via      [] Photography, Digital Art   The post David LaChapelle – Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    China Design Hub

  • Service Design Executive School Shanghai- September 2014

    Eileen Wang
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Learn how to apply Service Design Thinking to the rapid innovation of customer experiences in multi-channel product-service ecosystems.  The Service Design Summer School in Shanghai ‘THIS IS SERVICE DESIGN DOING’ is planned in the week of 15 to 19 September 2014.  Facilitators Marc Stickdorn, the co-author of the award-winning service design book ‘This is Service Design Thinking’. Markus Hormess, Service Innovation Expert and co-initiator of the world’s largest service design event ‘Global Service Jam’. Adam Lawrence, Service Design & Customer Experience Expert and…
  • Design Success Summit in Shanghai will Amplify the Value of Design

    Eileen Wang
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014) is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. Thesummit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms.   Cathy Huang, co-founder of…
  • Visual Identity for 5 Star Plus Retail Design

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    5 Star Plus Retail Design are China’s first one-stop service provider offering branded retail design, store design, consulting and project management services to international luxury and retail brands. A couple of months ago, the design agency decided that it was time for a new, more consistent visual identity. The team wanted one coherent design that would make a strong design statement. Within the scope of these redesign efforts were the update of the 5 Star Plus Retail Design logo, business cards, stationary including presentation and letter templates, as well as the email newsletter.
  • Design Success Summit in Shanghai will Amplify the Value of Design

    Eileen Wang
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014) is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. The summit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms. Cathy Huang, co-founder of…
  • GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014

    4 Jun 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Co-organized by GSMA and 360Fashion Network,, the “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” special performance will be in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 11th June to 13th June, 2014. A fashion visual conversation about 3D printing, virtual fitting, robotics and more cutting-edge technologies, brings you dazzling height of the fashion experience showcasing how fashion and technology fit together perfectly. On 11th June 2014, 15:30, “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” will raise its curtain on the runway and show the latest fashion design works from…
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    Pin Snoop

  • GOM Media Player 2015 Free Download

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    If you seen Lsass.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things.What Is Lsass.exe ? Lsass.exe is an EXE File Related to Microsoft and Known as Local Security Authority Subsystem ServiceNote : there is anther file called isass.exe maybe this file is virus.File Details File name: Lsass.exe Publisher: Microsoft. Product name:…
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • 10 Truths about Trends: Basic Rules of Business

    Shyrose Vastani
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    This slide share visually represents the 10 fundamental aspects for businesses to keep their feet in the market. Looking for growth? These are the basic rules that will polish your abilities to keep a track of trends in the market. However, it is evident that you need to know the people you are dealing with.…
  • Photoshop Tutorial: Master Lighting Effects

    Hala Ali
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Like any artist a graphic designer worth his or her salt can alter the nuances of a design through the lighting effects. Photoshop offers sophisticated tools that allow a picture to come to life just by the alteration of the focal point of the light. Below given are the specific resources that can help you…
  • Why Are Most Logo Redesign Efforts going Bust?

    Hala Ali
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    An article in Forbes magazine recently started with the words, “Marketers don’t cut people open, design cars that can crash, handle hazardous waste or fly into war zones. Relatively speaking, it’s a low-stakes profession…” Reading these lines I was astounded. As a marketer in the 21st century I take marketing very seriously. It was hard…
  • Rebranding & Logo Redesigns

    Hamza Abdelhak
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
    Rebranding is a phenomenal strategy to redesign everything from Logos to Stationary. However, what companies fail to understand here is the criterion of analyzing its need. The necessity of is crucial to every fundamental idea. Before implementation process, it is important to scrutinize whether or not your company needs to rebrand? This question can alter…
  • Disney Logo Plays off Complexity in Redesign

    Mitchell Kernot
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    The Disney Channel has long been a staple of Disney entertainment, and their logo has gone through numerous iterations. Their latest version has been an accepted part of the industry since 2002, but as companies often do, Disney decided it was time for a change. Interestingly enough, though, Disney channel has decided not to follow…
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  • Smart Robot is Safeguard for Live-Alone Seniors

    Maria K. Regan
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For the many senior adults who live by themselves—12 million in the United States alone—a new robot companion is on the way. The smart, connected GiraffPlus system consists of a robot plugged into the Internet, and a series of integrated sensors. It can notify caregivers of potentially urgent situations like falls, inform physicians of behavioral and physiological changes that could ...
  • The Next-Generation Tech Helping Police Fight Crime

    Michelle Reis
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    While RoboCop-type solutions to law enforcement are not yet on the horizon, the Internet of Things (IoT) has a promising future in the ongoing fight against crime. Police departments across the globe are adopting new technology, including the NYPD’s testing of Google Glass and the LAPD’s trial of on-body cameras. Law enforcement agencies are seeking ways to use technology not ...
  • Mexico and U.K. Rising Stars in Low-Cost Manufacturing

    Michelle Reis
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For decades, it’s been widely accepted that countries with well-developed industries, like the United States and Britain, outsource much of their production and jobs to low-cost regions like Asia and South America. The U.S. alone outsourced more than two million jobs in 2013. But according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), things are changing. Wages, productivity, energy costs, ...
  • Internet of Things Security Strategy Takes Shape

    Brant Henne
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    McAfee’s involvement in the formation of the Open Interconnect Consortium—a group that aims to unravel the specification, certification, and branding around everything IoT—suggests that major industry players like Intel, Dell, and Samsung are ready to take a serious look at the need for better security. Given the rapid market expansion of our smart world, a lack of universally agreed upon ...
  • Nanotechnology Gains Momentum in Manufacturing

    Maria Doyle
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It is hard to imagine the size of a nanometer. At one-billionth of a meter, a nanometer has been compared to 1/80,000th the diameter of a human hair, a million times smaller than the length of an ant, or the amount a man’s beard grows in the time it takes him to lift a razor to his face. Yet, nanotechnology—the ...
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    HOW Design

  • An Introduction to Designing for Positive Habits and Behaviors

    David Sherwin
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    At sunset, the lingering light painted a neon red line above rolling hills. As I drove north on Highway 101 at 70 miles per hour, the landscape scrolled in parallax, the road receding into night. Up ahead, I could see a white car moving much slower than the speed limit, drifting from the righthand lane into mine. In moments, I would either be passing this car, or it would be crashing into me. So what did I do? I honked right before I was about to pass. And as I motored past, I quickly glanced over my shoulder to see why this driver was behaving so erratically. The driver’s face was…
  • Want a fabulous free report? Here’s how…

    Jill Anderson
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    What’s for dinner? I don’t really mind. What should a free report be about? Now that’s something I feel strongly about! There are potential clients on your website who are eager for information. If you don’t have a free report, you’re missing a dreamy opportunity to engage them. So to help you get your free report started and finished, I answer these questions… What should it be about? Decide by pinpointing your clients’ pain points. What are they concerned about? What questions do they ask you? Then, give them info they really need. Don’t like writing? A copywriter can help.
  • Back to School: 8 Upcoming Online Design Courses

    Jessica Farris
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Here at HOW, we’re so excited about the Back to School season that we’re offering select graphic design courses for half price with the purchase of one of our September courses. Whether you’re looking to perfect your typography technique, learn to design a book cover, or hone your interactive design skills in preparation for the HOW Interactive Design Conference, we’ve got courses to fit your needs. If you buy any one of our online design courses starting in September, you’ll get a code for 50% off ANY course—but you must use the code by September 15! Here are a few of our…
  • 3 Simple Steps to Better Productivity

    Ed Roberts
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    A few years ago, I hired professional organizer and owner of Organize for Success Emily Parks to advise my team and I on ways to become more efficient. In the final installment of this six-part series that began in January, Emily will share her thoughts on how to become more productive by planning your work more efficiently so you can go about working your plan more successfully in three surprisingly simple steps. Ed: Over the last four years, my professional obligations as an in-house manager have increased exponentially. I appreciate and enjoy all the new challenges I’ve been tasked with…
  • Talking with Ellen Lupton about Type on Screen

    James Pannafino
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Editor’s Note: Interactive expert James Pannafino interviews design icon Ellen Lupton about her latest book, Type On Screen.  About Ellen Lupton’s Type on Screen  Edited by Ellen Lupton, director of the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). The book was researched, written, and designed by a team of designers at MICA, who explored the role of typography across a spectrum of contemporary digital practices. You recently published Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers and Students. What was the inception of the book?
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  • Captivating microscopic photos of bugs reveal strange details

    Justin Crowe
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It is fascinating to think about an ant as having the same level of texture and detail as a large animal like a dog. Our puny human eyes miss a lot when we get down to a small level so scientist David Phillips is helping us see the fascinating details of everyday insects.  In his new book ‘Art and Architecture of Insects’ Phillips uses an electron microscope to photograph 150 of these fascinating little creatures. He not only helps define details like shapes and textures, but also reveals some aspects that we cannot see with our naked eye like the insects’ molecule-sensing…
  • Over 1,000 postcards make up these haphazard portraits of world leaders

    Justin Crowe
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It takes a keen eye to look at something, like a postcard, and instead of seeing images, see hues, shades and shapes. In what appears to be an environment of piles of postcards, Copenhagen artist Amir Z haphazardly creates wall-sized collage portraits. His huge portraits use upwards of 1,000 postcards to depict famous world leaders, and nearly look accidental in style. It is this care-free look that makes these works of art so interesting. You can find Amir Z’s rendition of George Washington, Queen Elizabeth, Obama, and more below. Head to his gallery to catch more of his art!
  • Cultivating the curves of the human body with colorful shrink wrap

    Joshua Tyler Bacon
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There are a lot of people out there that pay too much attention to body image. We’re wrapped up in hair styles, clothes, handbags, even makeup, but few take time to actually appreciate the body for what it is, and even fewer take a long look at their own. French photographer Julien Palast is trying to change that however, with a provocative new visual of the human body that spares us the distractions of our media driven facades. His series entitled ‘Skin Deep’ places subjects, both male and female, in colorful shrink wrapping that displays the human body like never before. A study of…
  • Figurative electrical pylons proposed to transform the Icelandic landscape

    Justin Crowe
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I loathe the electrical pylons and wires that weave through every city and taint so many pristine landscapes. They are ugly! Looking at them now, the technology seems humorously outdated in a world of invisible internet connections and widespread mobile computing. We are not quite to the point of having a global electrical energy field, so Choi+Shine Architects have proposed to at least make the electrical pylons more interesting. In response to a High-Voltage Pylon competition call by the national power transmission company in Iceland, the Boston-based firm proposed these sculptural…
  • A grim river flows through this pristine Denmark art museum

    Justin Crowe
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Better bring your hiking shoes to this new museum installation in Denmark. Olafur Eliasson, known for his large-sale installations, has transformed an entire wing of the pristine, white-walled gallery into a barren landscape with a nice little riverbed running through it. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, just north of Copenhagen, is the home of this installation titled ‘Riverbed.’ Visitors are encouraged to walk around and explore the unique space. While perusing the gallery you will encounter dirt, rocks, and sediment in a place that is actually quite grim-feeling. The…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7 Now Available

    Foster D. Coburn III
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Corel has announced the release of CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7. I know some users will immediately see a lower cost and get very excited. There are limitations to this release when compared with the full product. You can install this version on up to three computers in a household. It is NOT licensed for commercial use. So if there is business involved in any way at all, this is not the version for you. If you want to use macros, this is not the version for you as it does not include support for VBA or VSTA. It only comes in a 32-bit version. PhotoZoom Pro 3 is not included. Some…
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7 and Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Now Available

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Corel has announced new versions of Corel Paint Shop Pro and Corel Video Studio Pro. The full press release is below with details on the new software and links to either download a trial version or purchase full/upgrade versions. Along with the individual products, there is also an update bundle. Pricing details for all products are found at the end of the release. Corel® PaintShop® Pro X7 Offers New Professional Creative Tools, Redesigned for Faster ResultsNew editing tools, faster brushes and modern UI updates make PaintShop® Pro X7 the affordable photo and design choice for creating…
  • Increase Your Memory With Fast G.SKILL Ripjaws RAM

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the last couple of Wednesdays, I've given you two very important building blocks for a new screaming-fast computer. If you've missed those installments, go back and read Intel i7-4790K Processor Heartbeat of Computer and Users and Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Perfect for i7-4790K CPU. Now that we have a CPU and Motherboard, we need to load up our system with RAM. There are four slots on the motherboard. So if each module is 4 GB, you can put a total of 16 GB in your system. Want even more? Use 8 GB modules and the system will have a total of 32 GB when fully loaded! I selected the…
  • Special Savings For Loyal Readers

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I wanted to do something as a thank you for loyal readers. After bouncing a few ideas around, I was told it just wasn't enough. A suggestion was proposed but it was just too crazy to list in the blog. Therefore I am going to give you the details to get this amazing deal without listing the specifics. First, click here to add the mystery product to your shopping cart. You'll then see the product listed with the regular cost. Now comes the fun part! Enter the coupon code and see a crazy discount. You can either do this in the left sidebar (shown at left) or you can do this on the shipping…
  • Single Sized Graphics For Multiple Methods of Output

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    During a CorelDRAW Unleashed Training Session last week, I was working with clients who hoped to create to export a single file from CorelDRAW for all methods of output. Each of the files originates in CorelDRAW and it is exported as a PNG file for use in a printed book, a PowerPoint slide show and various electronic training tools. All of the files are designed in a 4:3 ratio and the size when placed in the printed books is 3.6 inches wide. If we output the PNG files so they are exactly 300 dpi for printing, the width would be 1080 pixels. Prior to the training, the PNG files were output at…
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    France & S­øn

  • Our collection of designs from Denmark, these designs have...

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Our collection of designs from Denmark, these designs have persisted as the centerpiece of modernism and functionalism in furniture and décor. We invite you to browse our Danish inspired items – thoughtfully curated for your viewing pleasure.
  • Frenchie using his camouflage skills to blend in with the CH07...

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Frenchie using his camouflage skills to blend in with the CH07 Shell Chair by Hans Wegner. This Mid Century Danish classic was first designed in for Carl Hansen and Son in 1963, and continues to be a fan favorite for its smooth wing like shape and simple use of materials.
  • Fiberglass Molded Office Chairs Inspired By Charles and Ray...

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Fiberglass Molded Office Chairs Inspired By Charles and Ray Eames’ Mid Century Classic Designs. These wonderfully comfortable office chairs are upholstered with a soft padded wool viscose upholstery. The smooth gliding casters and 360 degree swivel provides the user with a full range of mobility.
  • Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs,Table and Desk. All made form...

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Dyna Media Console Kay Dining Chair Dyna Dining Table Perry Desk Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs,Table and Desk. All made form solid wood with smooth and beautiful contemporary designs. From Top Left to Bottom Right: Dyna Media Console Kay Dining Arm Chair Civil Dining Side Chair Dyna Dining Table Perry Desk
  • Eero Saarinen Marble Pedestal Coffee Tables with Glossy White...

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Eero Saarinen Marble Pedestal Coffee Tables with Glossy White Tulip Bases and Marble Table Tops. A classic mid century modern design that is the epitome of modern design from the 1950’s and 60’s. These high quality reproductions open up this luxury design to a wider variety of people. Available with a 36” Round Marble Top and a 42” Oval Marble Top.
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  • Glissando piano keys watch

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Glissando is inspired by piano keys, 60 dial scales are similar to piano keys, you can easy know which is hour hand, minute hand and second hand. Designed by Han Huynh. You Might Also LikeOra Unica watchMoon Phases watchSpli-T-ime watchTourbillon black holeZoomin watch concept
  • Wood bow ties

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    These handmade wood bow ties have unique appearance, which are the perfect accessory to men’s clothing, and provide men with more diverse selections. Designed by TAKD Design. You Might Also LikeAcorn tobacco pipe2 creative bow tie designsStalasso waterdrop lightThumb TacksWaste less chair
  • Swiss army knife business card

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Designer Anthony Cole has designed this innovative Swiss Army knife business card with corrugated paper, and printed his own specialties on each paper tools. I think you will establish deep impression with the business card owner when you got one. You Might Also LikeSwivelCard business card with paper USBTwist business cardConcrete business card design7 excellent business card designs 8-8Divorce lawyer’s business card
  • QBracelet charger baby

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    You can wear this fashionable bracelet at ordinary times,  but when your cell phone has no electricity, this 1160mah mobile power supply can charge it. Designed by Q Design. You Might Also LikeBkey portable power sourceAirnergyCharger – a creative chargerPortable LED chargerCable case for iPhone 5 or 5SUseful mobile power design
  • Field hammock

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    The designer Toer designed this excellent hammock that can be hung in the air, which is made from polyamide material. In addition, durable polyester fiber lifting rope let the bed more secure. You Might Also LikeAcorn tobacco pipeCreative insect origami 12-15Silic ShirtHandmade rope chair 10-29Albatros bookmark
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  • A library with no books

    Carlota Torres
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Florida Polytechnic University (in Tampa, United States) just opened its brand-new campus. Its centrepiece is this dome-shaped building that hosts the university’s library. The surprising construction stands out for many reasons: it is enormous, has a strange shape, can remind of a giant fish and some even say it looks like an alien spaceship. But one of its most particular features is that the library has no books inside it. It’s the first entirely digital library in the world. It has plenty of naturally illuminated reading areas, conceptual comfortable reading chairs but not a…
  • Lillian Bassman, a whole life devoted to Fashion Photography

    Sara Pérez
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Her photography starred most of the fashion editorials in the 40′s and 50′s but her work has a never-ending power. Lillian Bassman (1917-2012) captivated the world on a moment when photography used to show rigid bodies. She changed the concept of fashion photography and captured women’s relaxed and most natural mood. Against the odds and despite of her success, she destroyed a huge part of her material in 1971 – being convinced that photography had no place for experimentation anymore. Fortunately, one of her assistants kept her photo negatives and her work reappeared…
  • Swimming & Sailing

    Sara Pérez
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Is there anything that reminds us of summertime more than pools? Definitely not, and this is why Triitme! brings you a wide selection of pools that will make you wish you were a fish so you could live there!
  • Remodeling the environment

    Sara Pérez
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Barcelona, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland and specially Madrid, among others, have welcomed his artwork. The only thing we know about him is that he is an urban artist from Madrid called SpY but that’s pretty much everything. His work is so astonishing that we don’t need to know anything else. His outdoor pieces and facilities in the streets has travelled all over the world, but everything started in the end of the 80′s while painting graffiti. “Self-taught, I began to develop my own paintings and identify my own style. I didn’t have any experience and I was never…
  • Hotels to get lost this summer

    Carlota Torres
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is there a better time than summer to relax and do nothing? The key of going on holiday is probably spending the days chilling: only worrying about visiting beautiful places and having nice meals with even a nicer company. Of course, taking care of house chores or simple things such as making your bed are not a part of this package! And, could there be a better place to do so than a lovely hotel? Here we present you a selection of beautiful hotels where you can get lost this summer, so you can get some ideas in case you are still planning your vacation or just dream about the idea of visiting…
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  • Creative Interactive Resume Designs

    ilcho bogdanovski
    2 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Collection of amazing interactive resume designs with and accent of creativity, design and writing skills that step out from the crowd. Visit Source
  • Cute Quadruped Monster Illustrator Tutorial

    ilcho bogdanovski
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    Really cool and easy to follow quadruped monster illustrator tutorial from MakeSimpleDesigns. This is step by step Adobe Illustrator Tutorial. Visit Source
  • 30 Free Amazing PSD Loading and Progress Bar Designs

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Looking for free free loading or progress bar or even to inspire your self? if your answer is yes then this post will help, we find for you 30 free amazing PSD loading and progress bar designs that can be used in your next webdesign works, you will find different designs that you could choose. Visit Source
  • 30 Amazing Text Effects Tutorials

    5 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    In this post we are featuring 30 amazing text effects tutorials that designers should see. You will learn new techniques that you will be able to use in your next text effect design works. Visit Source
  • Amazing And Stunning Illustrations by Alexis Marcou

    ilcho bogdanovski
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Amazing And Stunning Illustrations by London based illustrator Alexis Marcou Visit Source
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  • Don’t Ignore Design. It’s a core element of EVERYTHING!

    Udara Jayawardena
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Everything is design. Everything! ― Paul RandI‘m not exactly an impartial judge of this. As a self-learnt part-designer I always tend to look at things from an aesthetic perspective and it has always been a very important part of who I am and how I do things. Design, in it’s bare essentials help solve visual or physical problems. Whether it’s a website, car, new-pen or laptop – each of these have to be exquisitely designed and executed in a meaningful manner. If done right it’ll make customers fall in love with the product.Design is the fundamental soul of a…
  • The Art of Shameless Self Promotion

    Udara Jayawardena
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Meet Muhammad Ali. A legendary boxer, master self promoter and combined the greatest sports figure in history. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was”. His personal branding wasn’t just about the sport, he was a voice for millions of African-Americans and his vision – one which he clearly expressed – was one of the main reasons for his wild success and the key reason to why millions of people rooted for him.Now look around. Through every door and each click of the mouse you come across yet another shameless self promoter; celebrities,…
  • Learning to code – what not to do!

    Udara Jayawardena
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Everyone’s writing something about learning how to code and which languages to learn first and what not. I had recently started working on a web application based on an idea by a few friends. I knew a bit of PHP and had a very good understanding of HTML/CSS + a few more front-end languages – so I automatically assumed I would be using this combination.I finished off the front-end designs for the web app in less than a day. A week and dozen tutorials later I was done with PHP – done meaning I wanted to punch my screen for every error, notice and line of code I just…
  • The User Experience

    Udara Jayawardena
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    The user experience, commonly abbreviated as UX is a result of 200 years of scientific knowledge, 30 years of industry best practices and extensive user research. While there is debate on an exact definition for UX; a term popularized by Don Norman while working at Apple in the 1990s, we can agree that it’s essentially what a user feels when interacting with a user interface. It is something far more important and diverse than what most people perceive it to be and can in fact be the topping which tips the scales of success or failure of any given product.The all-important…
  • How I use Facebook

    Udara Jayawardena
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Well. To be honest with you, the reason I’m writing this article is solely because of a blog post I recently read titled “100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write” and you guessed right; first on list was “How I Use Facebook”.While the main purpose of Facebook remains to let friends keep in touch and for the rest to look up exes to see how fat they got - we can all quite agree that it’s slowly turning into a plethora of sponsored posts, recommendations and targeted adverting grounds for businesses and celebrities. Given it’s massive network of over…
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  • Design Week Portland

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Colfax, Kicker
  • If the suit fits

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Bodoni Poster, Caslon, Futura
  • Les Deux Mondes

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Larsseit
  • Union

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Proxima Nova, Kulturista
  • Grafik

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Neuzeit, Apercu, Monosten
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    Creatives Wall

  • 30 Free PSD Website Templates

    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

    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

    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…
  • 25 Architecture Logo designs For Inspiration

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    If you are planning to design architect logo or even if you are an engineer and need to see some samples to create your own architect logo, then you are in the right place! This post contains 25 architecture logo designs for inspiration that will inspire you to get new ideas! 4th Arch Avenue Architects Logo Source   Mary Anne Da Costa Source   ZSP Cube – a mark for an architect Source Vandelay Architects Source   Vandelay Architects Source   Claudia Gherman Logo Source Silver Lake Source   Kenny Architects Source   Bon Architect Source   Noor…
  • Candy Typography Designs for Inspiration

    5 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    As always we are looking for amazing to amaze you with the new, the typography designs are good idea to use in your design works. It’s make a creative touch and impressive look, we found candy typography designs for inspiration, and we hope you like this collection as we did. Pop Candy View Source   Candy Typography View Source   I Want Candy View Source   Candy’s Dandy View Source   Candy View Source   Furia’ Llicious View Source   Candy View Source   Candy View Source   Sweet Pink Candy View Source   Just Do Nut View Source  …
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  • LinkedIn icon vector download

    Peter Tazakan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    LinkedIn icon vector .EPS, .AI, .CDR. Download LinkedIn icon vector for free. The LinkedIn icon original vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format. The post LinkedIn icon vector download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Monster Energy vector logo free download

    Dian N
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Free download Monster Energy vector logo at - Monster Energy logo vector file: monster-energy.eps - Size: 247.17 Kb The post Monster Energy vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Samsung vector logo free download

    Peter Tazakan
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Samsung logo vector EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Samsung vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Samsung vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Amazon logo vector download

    Dian N
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Amazon vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Amazon logo vector download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
  • Facebook icon vector download

    Ben Bonsava
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Download Facebook icon vector (.eps file) at - Free download facebook "F" logo vector, file: Facebook-icon.eps The post Facebook icon vector download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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  • my sister died

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    So I’ve known for a long time that I was going to write this post. In fact, I’ve tried to write it more than once and it ends up sitting in my drafts folder, and sooner or later it gets deleted or lost in the shuffle. Not because it is not important, but rather I’ve been trying to figure out how to share my story with you. After you read this, please don’t feel sorry for me. Ya, it was the suckiest event of my life, but I’ve also have some really awesome things happen as well. Because my sister died I became stronger. It’s made me appreciate life a whole…
  • lakeside remix — family & dining room

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    My dear friend Laura over at Avery Street Design and i have collaborated before. Well, we decided to do it again, but this time Grace from The Big Reveal and Summer from Simple Stylings joined in the fun! A while back, Laura wrote a post about *needing* to own a lake house because she had too many mugs…I said I’d move in as well since I had too many chairs (I like to save them). Anyhoo, Laura was reminiscing about a small cottage in Lakeside, Ohio her family rented when she was young. Super cute with tons of potential, but I mean, it’s a lake house someone rents…
  • how to build a pipe shelf /// DIY

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When we embarked on the adventure of refinishing our basement, I was pregnant with little maus. Being that my office was soon to become her nursery, I knew I had to move downstairs…which meant downsizing a bit. Being a graphic designer and a hoarder collector of vintage loveliness, I needed a lot of storage space, but I also wanted a pretty sumthin’ sumthin’ to display such loveliness. Shelving was on my mind. I first saw this pipe shelf in the Bash, Please headquarters featured in Rue Magazine. I was like, “I could totally build that!”; however, I must admit,…
  • shops in chicago to buy unique & vintage items

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Sometimes people walk through my home and say, “OMG, where on earth do you find all this stuff?”, and I never really seem to have a good answer. My response is usually, “All over I guess, you just have to have patience to find unique items.” Recently a friend of mine was explaining to me her way of designing a room. She goes to one store, grabs a clerk and orders the vignette in its entirety. Boom. One store, out the door. “Sweet Baby Jesus!” I gasped and exclaimed, “I can’t even comprehend the words coming out of your mouth right now!”…
  • freebies — printables

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like free stuff, do you? Well, House of Hipsters decided to design a few printable quotes especially for you my little kittens! A couple lovely little 5 X 7s with a few of our favorite quotes for you to do with as you wish. All you have to do is: 1. Pick which quote you like (or pick them all because they’re awesome). 2. Click on the link below to download (or on the quote itself because I like to make things easy on ya!). 3. Right click with your mouse to save the image to your desktop or downloads folder. 4. I made them 5 X 7 and gave you…
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    Darren Barnard

  • Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural

    Darren Barnard
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural It Seem graffiti is getting the choice median for vocal artists.  As part of the Memorial Urbane street art festival in Italy. Norweigan stencil artist Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) painted this shadowy mural on the side of an old school. This is just one of numerous pieces created for the festival. It is definitely an amazing way to transform old miss used city and industrial space. I like the idea of disused space as a canvas. To view more of his works Visit: Anders Gjennestad . As always thanks for reading my blog. For more things on Designers, art,…
  • 2014 iPhone Photography Award Winners

    Darren Barnard
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    2014 iPhone Photography Award Winners It seems now days with the advancement of camera technology in smart phones. The exclusive dominance the SLR camera have on photography is slowly slipping away. The quality coming thought now days are amazing. It seems that now all photographers are being put on the same playing field and it really just comes down to your eye or skills with your camera. In 2014 Smartphone users around the world are proving that a good photographer’s eye is far more important for taking a good photograph than your photographic hardware, so the IPPAWARDS (iPhone…
  • 30 Breathtaking Satellite Photos

    Darren Barnard
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    30 Breathtaking Satellite Photos I recently stumbled upon an amazing  project called Daily Overview.  Daily Overview is a new project that shares one amazing satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth. The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time. The people behind this beautiful project write: “The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising…
  • The cutest animal on the internet.

    Darren Barnard
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
     The cutest animal on the internet. I have seen may may cute animals on the internet, Dogs, tea cup pigs & Cats with bread on their face. But Booboo i think takes the trophy for the cutest animal on the internet. Booboo is an adorable guinea pig that has become  the muse of a photographer who goes by the nickname “Lieveheerbeestje.” Lieveheerbeestje photos transform cute little Booboo and her friends into fashion models that would turn any Animals & Pets issue into a Vogue look a like. Guinea pigs, neither Pigs nor Guinean, are friendly pets that can be as small as a rat or as…
  • Artist Uses Smoke & Glass Bottles To Create Works Of Art

    Darren Barnard
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Artist Uses Smoke & Glass Bottles To Create Works Of Art You know the saying one mans trash is another mans treasure well in this case art piece. Jim Dingilian  a New York artist has found an amazing use for empty glass bottles. He takes the empty glass bottles and coates the interior of the bottle in black smoke then once settled, he uses a fine brush and carefully brushing the interior of the bottle he creates amazing art works. The art works though beautiful have a dark and mysterious feel that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay.  The idea of using discarded glass bottles…
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  • Top 6 Websites to Learn Programming Languages

    DesignCular Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A programmer’s job is considered to be the most interesting job in the world. A programmer is a person, who hates his job, but actually loves to work. When the code works out, there is nothing better, but making the code working out perfectly, requires you to have a lot of practice, and to be having the basics cleared tip to top. There are so many programming platforms, that the … The post Top 6 Websites to Learn Programming Languages appeared first on DesignCular.
  • How and When to Say No to Your Clients?

    DesignCular Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    As a freelancer, you always look forward to get your hands on heaps of work that not just keeps you busy, but at the same time ensures a steady flow of income. More than half the times, these freelancers get overburdened with the tasks at hand and fail to deliver justice to the allotted projects. Hence, it is crucial for freelancers to be able to say no to clients when … The post How and When to Say No to Your Clients? appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 30 Creative Logo Designs for Inspiration

    DesignCular Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Competition has become a well known concept of late, which tends to have its own set of plus and minus points. Any and every business that you were to focus on, be it a product oriented company or a service based firm, there is cut-throat competition prevailing in each of these areas. Amidst, such competition it has become vital for firms and organizations both big and small to make their … The post 30 Creative Logo Designs for Inspiration appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 15+ Innovative and Cool Tattoo Ideas

    DesignCular Team
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    With every passing day, the younger generation is looking forward to engage themselves in some or the other fashion funda with the sole objective of looking cool and different. The latest on the block with regards to the same is opting for body tattoos of different kinds. Gone are the days when only boys were seen getting their bodies tattooed. Today, even young girls are seen joining the tattoo league … The post 15+ Innovative and Cool Tattoo Ideas appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 20 Attractive Vanessa Hudgens Pictures

    DesignCular Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Bollywood and Hollywood tends to hold a very special place in most of our lives of late. This fact holds true especially in the case of a good deal of teenagers out there. Gone are the days when scientists and other intellectual people happened to be teen idols. In today’s date, an A-lister in the Bollywood or Hollywood arena happens to capture hearts of a number of youngsters in particular. … The post 20 Attractive Vanessa Hudgens Pictures appeared first on DesignCular.
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  • 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Business Cards

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're dedicated to providing you with the best products at the best prices, so to that end, we've slashed the prices on around half our products making your marketing budget stretch even further and ultimately achieving a bigger return on your investment. And we're not just talking a few pence here and there ... we mean you will save pounds!  All of the prices we've cut have dropped by at least 10% and some nearly 25%! Products that have been reduced include:  Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Letterheads, Wall Calendars, Desk…
  • Our Daily Deal for 26th August 2014

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today we're giving you 18% off flyers ... that's right, a whopping saving of £18 in every £100 you spend! Now could be the right time to get those flyers made. Even if your artwork isn't quite ready, order today to take advantage of this great discount.No coupon codes - just add your flyers to your cart and our checkout will do the rest when you're done adding products.Click here to visit our Flyers
  • Summer Bank Holiday Specials

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're feeling generous this August Bank Holiday weekend (even though the weather isn't) so we're knocking a further 5% off all our products so you can save even more on our already competitive prices. Boost your sales for less with our exceptional printed products.The discount will be applied automatically when you checkout, just add all the items you want to your cart. Of course, we're still delivering to UK addresses for free so there are no hidden costs.Also, let's not forget our daily deals which still apply during this promotion, so you can save even more money on selected products…
  • New products for your restaurant

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    Whether you run a restaurant, takeaway, hotel, B&B, wine bar, bistro or something altogether different ... you need to check out our latest products designed to give your establishment extra sex appeal.We've recently added a whole host of stunning new products including Menus, Tearproof Menus (washable and suitable for outdoor use), Bill Folders, Napkin Rings, Paper Placemats, Plastic Placemats, and Tent Cards.All of these great products have been developed using the highest quality paper and other materials with superior finishing that will surely…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
  • Privacy Solutions for Outdoor Spaces

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
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  • Blazin’ Hydrographics Rolls Out New Look

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hello World Design is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new logo for Blazin’ Hydrographics. The redesigned Blazin’ Hydrographics logo better represents the company image and their dedication to providing high-quality water-transfer prints. Officially unveiled in August, 2014, the new logo will freshen their web presence, including their website and any future social media channels, as well as marketing material and company business cards. We feel the new logo is an exciting step for the future of the business and hope you enjoy the updated look as much as we do. Feel…
  • Hello World Design Launches Custom Website for Main Street Developers

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Hello World Design is happy to announce the launch of a new custom website for Main Street Developers, a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to the construction and development of quality hotel projects throughout the Midwest. Main Street Developers has considerable experience in the hotel franchise industry and works with investors through the planning, development, construction and operational phases of each hotel project. We designed to reflect the quality of work Main Street Developers pours into their development projects. In addition to giving the website a clean,…
  • Hello World Design Launches Excellent Custom Website for Blazin Hydrographics in Oregon City

    7 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    We are excited to announce the launch of the new custom website for Blazin Hydrographics, a local family-owned company specializing in high-quality, custom printing services. Located in Oregon City, Blazin Hydrographics uses a water transfer printing process, also known as hydrographics or hydro dipping, that is able to apply a custom graphic or pattern to nearly any waterproof material, including wood, plastic, metal, glass and more. The hydrographic process of printing is so aptly named for it involves physically dipping the material in water in order to apply the graphic or design. This…
  • Hello World Design Goes Green

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    At Hello World Design, we're stepping up our efforts to lower our carbon footprint and offer greener, environmentally friendly Web hosting services to our clients. Designing and hosting websites, just like any other business, can generate an outstanding amount of carbon dioxide. That is why we decided to do our part to neutralize our emissions. Through recent efforts, Hello World Design has earned the official status of a Green Certified Web Site by, an international advocate for green business standards. We started by conserving the resources we use, which is considered…
  • Hello World Design Receives 2014 Best of Portland Award

    6 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Hello World Design is excited to announce that we've been selected for the 2014 Best of Portland Award in the Website Designer category by the Portland Award Program. This is the second year in a row that Hello World Design has received this honor. The Portland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Portland area. Recognition is given to companies that demonstrate the ability to use best business practices and implemented programs to generate a competitive advantage and long-term value. The Portland Award…
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  • Luthia – A Fresh Take on Branding Typography with Plenty of White Space

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Luthia is a Buenos Aires based firm. It sells handmade, detailed and artisanal backpacks and totes. Through a simple yet elegant design we tried to communicate the brand attributes of simplicity, happiness and quality. We achieved this through a minimal and tactile aesthetic; white & grey palette, porous & pure white paper and embossing. It is a minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing brand. -Empatia Empatia is a small firm and proud of it. They work with great brands and their designs are always minimal and focused on clean typography. Their process is well-defined – it’s…
  • How to Take Coffee Packaging Out of the Bag – Wishbone Brew

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    One of the key roles of Packaging is to ‘represent an experience’ in the decision making process – it can remind customers of the experience they had before (if they bought it before and liked it) or represent the experience that they are hoping to have (if they haven’t purchased it before). At that moment of truth when they are standing at the shelf or comparing product online, subconsciously they are deciding which will deliver the best experience. -Joshua Vanderheide Just read one of Joshua’s posts about packaging and you’re immediately struck by his dedication. His…
  • New Eden – Typography and Book Design for Video Game Environments

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Here’s what Christian Ernst, the artist behind this book design, has to say: In  second semester typography course at HTW Berlin we were assigned to design and produce a book. After teaming up with Alex Venus and Robin Soyka for the project we decided to work on a book that showcases great environment design in games and other virtual spaces. This began as a student project based on a simple idea: showcase the engrossing environments made alive in video games. It turned out to be a viral idea. It is also one of the most interesting works he has ever created. New Eden’s book…
  • Little Black Book – Minimal Design and Branding by Freytag Anderson

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    A brand identity project for London based Little Black Book. LBB is the online creative resource for the global advertising community. The project also included website reskin, stationery design and promotional materials. Freytag Anderson – the design studio behind this branding project – have a minimal design aesthetic and keep only what is necessary. The packaging is simple, well-designed, and elegant. Every piece of the puzzle fits together like a mosaic.  Contact the Designers Visit Freytag Anderson on the web at
  • Jeremy Vessey – Beautiful Imagery + Simple Script Typography

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    This post is a little different than most because it’s about a designer rather than a a single brand. Jeremy Vessey is a designer in Canada focused on typography and UI, and these works showcase his talents in a clean and inspirational way.
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