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  • 50 Most Amazingly Talented Graphic Designers To Follow On Instagram

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    Mary Stribley
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In its early days, Instagram used to be all about filtered pictures of your lunch and your pets, but since then it has grown into an immeasurably useful creative tool. Nowadays Instagram can be used for just about anything, and a lot of creatives have opted to use it as a catalogued portfolio of their work and a platform to network with others in their field. From handcrafted typographers, illustrators and painters, right through to animators and 3D designers, there is an Instagram page for just about every creative niche and to prove this, we’ve decided to compile a list of some inspiring…
  • Introduction to Grid-Based Typography in Web Design

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    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Advertise here with BSAWhat do math teachers and city planners have in common aside from indispensable yet low-compensating jobs? A love for grids, of course! This is one of those special topics that seems really important because it is really important but still doesn’t get enough attention. It’s on par with balancing a checkbook and learning to properly mimic funny accents.Thankfully grids can be useful to many career paths outside of mathematics and architecture. I want to focus on the benefits of grid structure when it comes to designing web typography. A typical layout often…
  • Want Better Ideas? Go Catch Your Swarm

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    Stephanie Kaptein
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Paige Alexis Jones We often romanticize ideas as an isolated ‘aha’ moment; however, they are built upon a foundation of multiple thoughts and information sources coming together. Bodong Chen, an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, describes ideas more as a swarm than of a single entity. Great ideas come from a collection of hunches and “half-baked” ideas waiting to be connected with each other. These are thoughts that look promising, but are perhaps missing that key piece to make them ready to stand alone. It is tempting to throw them away as trivial or…
  • This Is Your Brain On Drugs—Minimalist Posters by Meaghan Li

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

    Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog
    Sabina Hona
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    A stamp with your personal logo makes you feel like a professional and justifies you have carefully worked on the projects. It’s always great to have own stamp with personal logo. That is why today we have a collection of 10 gorgeous stamp designs for your inspiration which are available below! 1. The Hat Shop […] The post 10 gorgeous stamp design appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • 50 Of The Most Beautiful Twitter Banners Of 2015 So Far

    Caitlin Jordan
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you like free stuff? I think the better question is, who doesn’t like free stuff? The next question: do you realize you have a plethora of free advertisement right at your fingertips? Social media gives you the option to plaster your brand all over your page and completely customize your look. You have profile pictures, headers, and banners galore, but are you utilizing them to their full potential? Let’s talk Twitter, and how you can customize your banner to best suit your brand and get the most bang for your (free) buck. 01. Display your work If you’re an artist you want to get…
  • 50 Most Amazingly Talented Graphic Designers To Follow On Instagram

    Mary Stribley
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In its early days, Instagram used to be all about filtered pictures of your lunch and your pets, but since then it has grown into an immeasurably useful creative tool. Nowadays Instagram can be used for just about anything, and a lot of creatives have opted to use it as a catalogued portfolio of their work and a platform to network with others in their field. From handcrafted typographers, illustrators and painters, right through to animators and 3D designers, there is an Instagram page for just about every creative niche and to prove this, we’ve decided to compile a list of some inspiring…
  • Writing an Effective Design Brief: Awesome Examples And a Free Template To Get You Started

    Karen DeFelice
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    You’ve gotten a lead on a really sweet client. The kind that makes you do a happy dance. You quickly research their company, their branding and their social media outlets. You’re ready to make a Skype date to talk about their needs and goals. You usually grab a pen and pad and scribble notes while talking with them. And you’re so excited about the project, ideas are already flowing that you can’t wait to start. But what happens when you get off that client call and realize you forgot to ask some important questions? You don’t want to start your design only to discover that what you…
  • 10 Menu Design Hacks Restaurants Use to Make You Order More

    Janie Kliever
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether we like it or not, marketing and psychology have been fast friends for a long time. So it’s quite likely that pretty much any design has at least some elements that were chosen specifically to get you to feel a certain way or take a certain action. Call it what you will — subliminal messaging, the power of suggestion, manipulation — but businesses are constantly cooking up ways to influence your decision-making, restaurants included. In fact, the restaurant industry has its own special toolbox of psychological strategies called menu engineering. Menu engineers study the visual…
  • 5 Reasons Your 9-5 Routine is Killing Your Creativity

    Andrew Tate
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chances are you’re more than familiar with the “traditional” 8 hour work day. In at 9, out by 5. It’s commonly regarded as the “norm” for working class citizens. While it may be arguably one of the most common rituals throughout society, it’s not necessarily the most productive one. In fact, hardly any of history’s greatest minds adhered to this ideal. Honoré de Balzac, the French playwright, was asleep by 6pm each night. He then woke at 1am to start writing, continuing through until 8am when he had another short nap. After this nap he worked…
 
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  • Evolution of Phones

    Toxel.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    British artist and designer Kyle Bean shows the evolution of mobile phones. To cleverly visualize miniaturization of cell phones over the years, phones were placed one inside the other, just like a Russian nesting doll. Also check out: Nesting Knives and Transparent Cell Phone
  • Rain Activated Street Art

    Toxel.com
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Innovative art on the sidewalks of Seattle becomes visible only when it rains. Hidden messages and clever artworks sprayed with “Always Dry” coating appear only when the pavement becomes wet. Rainworks are temporary, environmentally safe, and completely non-toxic. Also check out: Creative Storm Drain Art from Brazil
  • Climbing Playground Vest

    Toxel.com
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Innovative vest designed by Shiraishi Atsushi transforms parents into a fun climbing playground for their kids. Children will hang, play, climb, and spend time with their moms and dads. Also check out: Personal Space Vest and Creative Playgrounds
  • Sponge Popsicles

    Toxel.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Unique photo series by PutPut features sponges re-imagined as ice cream. Cleaning sponges combined with sticks become “sponge popsicles“. Also check out: Creative Ice Cream and Sponge Sculptures
  • Pizza Slice Packaging

    Toxel.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Triangular pizza boxes for individual pizza slices designed by Yinan Wang. Clever packaging for restaurants that sell gourmet pizza by the slice. Pizza slice boxes with cardboard handle solve the problems of greasy hands and easy storage of leftovers. Pizza by the Slice For more designs, check out: 15 Examples of Creative Packaging
 
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  • Protected: The Certainty Trap

    Josh Spear
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
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  • The Intuitive Investor

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

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

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

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

  • Squander-less Seating

    Troy Turner
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    As you might’ve guessed from the name, the Economical Chair was designed to minimize industrial waste. The calculated design enables production of 4 chairs per 4′ X 8′ international standard plywood board with no losses! For its curved seat and back, mass production of these simple shaped standard chairs can be achieved through a plywood bending technique. The result is cool, clean, conscious style! Designer: Seungji Mun - 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…
  • A Foldable Chair like never before

    Radhika Seth
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Now before you plop your tushie on this chair, let me warn you. It isn’t for sitting. But you can admire all you like. Maybe click a few selfies with it, if you’re into that kind of thing. Pop Up Furniture is an inspiring, interactive, and fun installation by Austrian visual designer Liddy Scheffknecht. It’s amazing how one can fit so much into a piece of corrugated cardboard so thin! What the heck, maybe I’ll click a couple of selfies with it too! Designer: Liddy Scheffknecht Author: Sarang Sheth - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around…
  • Think out of the box. Live within it

    Radhika Seth
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Modularity is DEFINITELY in. Look at Phonebloks (Google Project Ara), or even IKEA’s furniture. We are an indecisive species. Needs keep changing, wants keep changing. Design should accommodate for them. The Elements Living Cube was designed keeping in mind modularity, but also the fact that everything you need can be designed to fit into a single unified cuboidal space. The cube is designed to “creates space for things you’d like to see, and storage for the things you don’t”. Not only that, elements within the cube are all customisable, depending on your needs.
  • The Tablet for Students by Students

    Troy Turner
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s no such thing as a “universal” drawing tablet that’s a good fit for everyone, but Ergos is a perfect match for entry-level graduates. The student-designed sketching tablet + accessory set takes into consideration the physical, organizational and cognitive ergonomics that are best suited for THEM, taken from their own experience. Innovations include: bluetooth connectivity, a buttonless pen with touch “hotkey,” and wearable ring for zooming just to name a few! FEATURE LIST Tablet extended body for enhanced palm rest Bluetooth connectivity (no wire…
  • A Better Bottle for Extremes

    Troy Turner
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Designed for climates with intense heat, the Gannet bottle features a stainless steel cylinder with a double-walled vacuum to ensure that liquids maintain their temperature for several hours despite the external conditions. With its single-hand, single-motion operated cap, it’s also perfect for cyclists and other sports enthusiasts who need an easy, no-hassle nozzle for quick access to water. Visually integrated to the body with a fresh looking graphic, the cap system is also intuitive to position each time. Designers: Lucas Rocha Martins and Arthur Gimenez Zanduzzo - Yanko Design…
 
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    Design Mom

  • Living With Kids: Sheila Atchley

    Design Mom
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Maybe this tour should be titled Living With Grandkids, as it’s the story of Sheila Atchley, a doting and devoted artistic grandma who couldn’t have painted a better, more dream-come-true life for her family if she tried! Her thoughts are so full of love, happy faith, and optimism, and her ideas about raising children are generous and open-minded. Truthfully, she almost makes it sound easy. Or maybe she just inspires. Same thing, right? All I know is that she makes me look forward to a stage I hadn’t really considered before, and that’s pretty sweet. Friends, please…
  • Pipsticks Giveaway

    Design Mom
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    By Gabrielle. This is fun! I’ve got a new sidebar sponsor called Pipsticks, and today I’m hosting their first Design Mom Giveaway. The prize is a 6-Month Pipsticks Gift Subscription! I know you (and your kids!) will love it. Do you know Pipsticks? They’re a New York based company committed to bringing the awesomeness of stickers to everyone, in a fun, affordable, and gorgeous package. Remember collecting stickers as a kid? Did you have a sticker book? I sure did. Well, now you can bring that same sticker magic to your kids, through Pipsticks’ sticker subscriptions. On…
  • Planking

    Design Mom
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. I came across this article talking about how planks are the latest fad, and it caught my eye, because Ben Blair is a total planking advocate! He gets the whole family planking whenever we have a spare few minutes. That’s Betty, above, doing a little planking before school this morning. Planking is also part of Maude’s workouts for cross-country and track & field — she holds the planking record in the family. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a hard time embracing exercise routines, but planking seems to be a good fit for me. I like it for…
  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    By Gabrielle. Photo by Kristen Loken. Hello, Friends! How are you? Was it a good week? For me, its been really, really fun, because advance copies of my book started to arrive at reviewers’ homes this week, and a whole bunch of really lovely mentions have popped up on Instagram. I’m tagging them #designmombook if you’d like to check them out. The other big happenings at our house this weekend are that Oscar gets back from a school camp today (can not wait to give him a gigantic hug!), and Ben Blair flew to Colorado this morning for the wedding of our nephew Justin. Of course…
  • Call It A Day: Kate Twitchell

    Design Mom
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Gabrielle. All photos taken by Kate. Kate’s first letter to me included three short and sweet sentences, one of which was “I’m a hippie mom in Oregon who’s blind.” And my immediate thought was how in the world does she get through her day with two little ones? To add that she’s hearing impaired seems more than a little unfair, but trust me: you will not feel a smidge of sorry for this upbeat doer of a parent. (You will, however, mist up at her last few sentences. You can trust me on that!) Her positivity is contagious. I admire her so, so much, and I…
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  • The 5 Most Common Mistakes New Freelancers Make

    behanceteam
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    “You want to do what?” questioned my wife, just moments after I told her I was thinking about quitting my job to become a full-time freelancer. I can’t say I really blamed her for her reaction. After all, I had a good job with decent pay, they insured me, my wife, and our newborn daughter. Not to mention considering the mortgage, car payments, and other debts that we were on the hook for—and we didn’t exactly have a ton of money stashed away. But… I wanted to run my own business. I’d been freelancing on the side for a few years, and I always dreamed of being able to make it my…
  • Want Better Ideas? Go Catch Your Swarm

    Stephanie Kaptein
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Paige Alexis Jones We often romanticize ideas as an isolated ‘aha’ moment; however, they are built upon a foundation of multiple thoughts and information sources coming together. Bodong Chen, an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, describes ideas more as a swarm than of a single entity. Great ideas come from a collection of hunches and “half-baked” ideas waiting to be connected with each other. These are thoughts that look promising, but are perhaps missing that key piece to make them ready to stand alone. It is tempting to throw them away as trivial or…
  • Get Inspiration from Questioning Clichés

    Stephanie Kaptein
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    botanica by formafantasma The studio Formafantasma’s motto is never to have stereotypes or prejudices. This is particularly true of their design work as they question absolutely everything and why it has been done that way. In an interview with Designboom, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin of Formafantasma explain how they avoid clichés through their design process: We, as designers, work almost like filters. Our projects are the result of a process of distillation. We always know where we start but never where we are going to end. As designers, every time we begin a new project, or we…
  • How to Stop Stressing & Start Doing

    Allison Stadd
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Brian Miller Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta has a great recommendation for those times when you’re wallowing in self-doubt, consumed by stress over your work and paralyzed into inaction. Just start doing something: [J]ust pick something to work on. Write something, draw something, program something, animate something, sew something. It doesn’t matter. Anything that your heart is drawn to. Set an intention for this activity: I’m doing this out of compassion for others, out of love for myself, to meet my commitment to so and so. Now get started: begin actually doing it. Don’t…
  • Replacing Twitter with Phone Calls: An Adventure in Unplugging

    behanceteam
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    I suppose things hit a low point when my girlfriend caught me reading Twitter at a Christmas market she’d asked me to visit with her. (Let’s just say that I don’t much like shopping, and my indulgence landed me in a lot of trouble). Realizing the grip it had on my lizard brain made me feel sick. How did I get so addicted to this content maelstrom in the first place? In his book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explains how our brains get hooked on social media:  Each time we check a Twitter feed or Facebook…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Community Shares Company Branding

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    A flexible visual identity, establishing a colourful palette and a collection of geometric shapes that can be arranged into various configurations to be applied to a wide array of applications such as icons, posters, report graphics and website.
  • HOLLOW CHILDREN

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Graphite on mylar 21 x 21 cm (each)
  • Ars Thanea Portraits II

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    New photography series as an extension to our 'Ars Thanea Portraits'. Created for 6 page spread interview in Media&Marketing Poland cover story (April issue) featuring Ars Thanea.
  • Protein Magazine

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    illustrations for Protein Magazine
  • Oumph!

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Identity and packaging for new and hyped veggie brand, Oumph!
 
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  • Hole in the Ground: 5 Ideas to Fill Downtown Chicago Spire Void

    Urbanist
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Designed by a world-famous architect, the Chicago Spire was set to be the second-tallest building in the world, but now that plans for its construction have been abandoned local firms are stepping up to suggest novel ways to reuse the voided project’s remnant space. Submitted to Chicago Magazine, these various schemes to replace the failed vision of Santiago Calatrava are bound to resonate with residents, created by and for the local population and context, featuring everything from underground performance spaces and…
  • Sound & Fury: Motorcycle & Instrument Designers Switch Roles

    Steph
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    [ By Steph in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] How would someone who designs motorcycles for a living approach creating a kit of drums, and vice versa? Yamaha’s Project AH A MAY explores that question, swapping the roles of designers in very different fields to produce the kinds of creative epiphanies that can only occur when taking a truly fresh look at a subject. The RAIJIN God of the Thunder Drums, for example, seat the performer inside a cage, surrounding them with drum surfaces in a nearly-full sphere. This puts the musician in the driver’s seat metaphorically, and encourages…
  • For the Record: 13 Modern & Conceptual Turntable Designs

    Steph
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    [ By Steph in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] As record players enjoy a resurgence in popularity, their designs get sleeker and more modern, incorporating 3D printing, lasers, magnets that levitate the disc so it plays while in mid-air and other high-tech features. Star Trek Enterprise Record Player It’s truly a shame that this Star Trek Enterprise-shaped record player is just a model and doesn’t actually work, but the level lot detail is impressive and it would be cool to see someone take the idea further. DaVinci Audio Labs Luxury Turntable A luxury turntable for people who can…
  • Mushroom Materials: DIY Kit Grows Custom Compostable Products

    Urbanist
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Turning agricultural waste and fungal mycelium into construction materials, this do-it-yourself kit lets you grow your own compostable bio-plastic objects, from packaging furniture to surf boards and architectural building blocks. Providing a natural alternative to synthetic options, Ecovative’s Mushroom Materials line competes on cost with petroleum-based equivalents and can be shaped in all kinds of ways using custom and reusable molds. Their latest creation is this home Grow It Yourself kit – they will ship you the…
  • Urban Spock: 20 Fascinating Leonard Nimoy Graffiti Tributes

    Steve
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Mr. Spock, played by the late Leonard Nimoy, was a logically legit pop culture icon. Just ask the many graffiti artists worldwide who have paid him tribute. As a science fiction franchise Star Trek is almost a half-century old but elements of the “brand” have been seeping into pop culture for decades. It’s no surprise, therefore, that the appearance of Mr. Spock in street art and graffiti is nothing new though sightings have increased since Nimoy’s passing on February 27th of 2015. The very recent tribute above, credited to…
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    Dornob

  • Smart Panel System Makes Wall-Mounted Organization Easy

    Stephanie
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sometimes the best solutions are truly the simplest ones, using time-honored techniques and basic materials in novel ways. Reminiscent of classic Shaker peg systems, this wall-mounted panel by Ilario Branca can hang and display all sorts of items simply by wedging a few add-ons between the 64 nobs to create virtually endless customizable storage options. Manolo comes in your choice of white, green, yellow or brown, in square or rectangular shapes. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modular Shelving System Adapts to User’s Needs Smart…
  • Retro-Futuristic Homes for the Young at Heart House Pet

    Delana
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Pet houses are rarely as fun or wacky as the Pet Monster series from designer Subinay Malhotra. The series combines bright colors, soft lines, and technology into some ridiculously playful furniture for your furry friends. Each of the brightly-colored dog and cat houses features fun little details like windows, antennae, and stubby legs. They look a bit like miniature alien spacecraft that landed just to give your pets a comfy place to hide out. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 3D Laser-Sculpted Furniture Designs Drawn out of Thin Air Double-Duty…
  • Glass Ceiling: Unique Transparent Design Fills Loft with Light

    Stephanie
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A glass floor above the foyer of this stunning loft in Stockholm visually connects two stories and lets natural light stream through both spaces, ensuring that the master bedroom in the attic still feels open to the rest of the home. Design firm Tradition painted the walls and ceilings white to enhance that sense of openness, accenting the interiors with warm wood flooring and stainless steel details. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modest Modern Living: Laid-Back Luxury Loft Space Design Converted Loft Goes Back to the Future with Classic Style…
  • Surprise! Sit in This Chair And Get Showered with Confetti

    Stephanie
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The shyest person at any party will most likely gravitate toward the edges, standing against a wall or taking a seat to observe unnoticed. But what if when they sat down, their chair suddenly sent an explosion of colorful confetti into the air, calling attention to them and celebrating their arrival? That's the idea behind the Josie chair, named for the protagonist of the 1999 romantic comedy Never Been Kissed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Folding and Hanging Wall Chairs Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Super Simple…
  • S’mores Pencil is Reminiscent of Summer Camping Fun

    Delana
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you spend your workdays thinking of camping and playing in the great outdoors? Being stuck in an office can be a bummer when all you really want to do is make some s'mores and kick back by a campfire. The Marshmallow Pencil is shaped like a stick with a soft pink marshmallow stuck onto the end. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Liquid Pencil: Lead-Free, Erasable-Ink Pen Dries over 3 Days Eco-Friendly Recycled Pencils Leave Behind Cheery Shavings Get the Lead Out! Cartridge-Free (& Erasable) Pencil Printer Recycled T-Shirt Packaging…
 
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    Customized Marketing

  • Better iPhone Photos

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Modern Approach to Improving Website Speed

    Jacob Gube
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever had the experience of going to a site and patiently waiting forever for it to load? Probably not, because no one waits forever for a site to load. We just close the browser tab and move on. Time matters. When it comes to getting the user’s attention, we only have a very brief window of opportunity. According to Ilya Grigorik, on his “Speed, Performance, and Human Perception” keynote, you only have one second. One second! After that first second, a mental context switch occurs. In the user’s mind, it has been so long that they start to think about…
  • Disable Text Selection with CSS

    Jacob Gube
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There might be some instances where preventing certain parts of your web page from being selected could be beneficial. In these cases, you could try using the user-select CSS property. Example Here’s a style rule for a class named disable-selection that, when applied to an HTML element, will prevent people from being able to select the element: .disable-selection { -moz-user-select: none; /* Firefox */ -ms-user-select: none; /* Internet Explorer */ -khtml-user-select: none; /* KHTML browsers (e.g. Konqueror) */ -webkit-user-select: none; /* Chrome, Safari, and Opera */…
  • Introduction to CSS Variables

    Jacob Gube
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This guide talks about a subject matter that’s not yet supported in most browsers. See the browser support section for more information. CSS variables give us many of the same advantages that classic variables offer up to programming languages: convenience, code-reusability, a more readable codebase, and improved mistake-proofing. Example :root { --base-font-size: 16px; --link-color: #6495ed; } p { font-size: var( --base-font-size ); } a { font-size: var( --base-font-size ); color: var( --link-color ); } Basics There are three main components you should know about when using CSS…
  • Why Use CSS Preprocessors? (Open Thread)

    Jacob Gube
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    CSS preprocessors like Sass and Less are now a common part of our workflows. They have their pros and cons, and I’d like to start a discussion about their value to our work. Some possible talking points (up to you, though): Do you use a CSS preprocessor? Why or why not? What are the benefits and disadvantages of using a preprocessor? Which preprocessor do you use? And, more importantly, why? Got tips and things-you-wish-you-knew’s to share to those of us thinking about using a preprocessor for the first time? The floor is yours. See you in the comments! What’s the deal with…
  • Bower Beginner’s Guide

    Jacob Gube
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Modern web development generally involves using third-party dependencies: CSS libraries and preprocessors like Bootstrap and Sass, JavaScript libraries like jQuery and Angular, and everything else in between. I bet if you listed down all of the tools you currently use/have used to develop sites with, you’d be shocked at just how many of them you’ve been relying on. How do you effectively keep track of them all, across all of your various development projects? How do you keep your project dependencies updated? How do you update them in such a way that your older projects, which…
 
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Brick Lamp

    Katie
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    This lamp is reduced down to a simple brick shape with no switch or cord. How do you turn it off? With magic! Just kidding, it’s nothing that mysterious, you just lay it flat. The concept of concealing and revealing is at work here, with the light turning on when you raise it onto its side. The side facets work as handles as well as creating a sturdy base with an ideal angle of light. See HCWDstudio’s Kickstarter video below for more.
  • Sweep-It Set

    Katie
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    You don’t have to tell me how hard it is to keep dust and dirt at bay; I have a dog that likes to step in mud at every opportunity, plus a cat that sheds fur all the effing time. I have Ole Jensen’s Dustpan and Brush, but this Sweep-It Set by Klaus Rath for Stelton looks like it would be more functional for everyday messes. The lotus wood brush nests neatly with the dustpan, and it can be easily stored under the sink or hung from a hook. Designer: Klaus Rath, 2014 Dustpan: 7.75h x 11w x 1.2″d Brush: 6.25h x 9.5w x .5″d Materials: Lotus Wood, Plastic
  • Urban Kraft Paper Bags

    Katie
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Judging by the state of your wardrobe, you might want to wear a paper bag. Whoa, calm down, I didn’t mean that in an offensive way. These Urban Kraft bags are made of paper -really strong paper- and have a look that will appeal to the more discerning eye. There are several different sizes and types of bags and they’re all at a rather reasonable price point. Take a look at the Duffle, for instance. It’s water resistant, easy to carry, a good size at 13″x22″, and comes in just under the $100 mark.
  • Superfront Legs

    Katie
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    You might have heard of Superfront, but did you know they have legs that fit Ikea’s mattress bases? And those legs can be shipped to North America? That means you can get a sharp look for a whole lot less than buying a regular bed from a decent retailer. There’s five leg styles to choose from in lots of different colors, so have some fun and play around with what you’d pick for a bedroom upgrade. My favorites are the Trestle (shown above in red) and Clean legs. Mount Plate/fitting bracket for beds included.
  • Friday Links

    Katie
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Wooden Iron by The Tomorrow Collective Glasses Give the Color-Blind a Fuller View of the Spectrum Take a break. Stand up, stretch, walk around every 15-20 minutes. No, really, Take a Break. How Much (Or Little) The Middle Class Makes, In 30 U.S. Cities Here’s a nice Stickbat with Cork Balls ($250) to play ball out on the lawn and/or street. But is it too nice? Hmm. Death, Redesigned Clever Mechanical Gate Opens Automatically without Electricity Simple Front Wallet Simple and very cool PLATN wallet Terrible Estate Agent Photos- A Book of the Most Baffling Property Photographs Ever Taken…
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    Uncrate

  • Lincoln Continental Concept

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    This isn't your grandpa's Continental. Sure, the Lincoln Continental Concept has some of the things you'd expect from the iconic luxury ride, like a sophisticated, clean exterior design with plenty...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Victor Athletics

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    We used to make the majority of our own clothes here in the states. Now we make almost none. Victor Athletics is looking to change that, while helping out their...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Offering a blend of power and luxury, the Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography stands alone as the company's newest flagship. A product of Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team (hence the...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Ninkasi Ground Control Imperial Stout

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    For craft beer fans that are always searching for the latest beer that stretches the boundaries of experimental brewing comes Ground Control Imperial Stout from Ninkasi Brewing. They not only...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • McLaren 570S

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    The inaugural model in the company's new Sports Series, the McLaren 570S makes quite the first impression. It pumps out 562 hp from a 3.8L twin turbo V8 engine, propelling...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
 
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    Outblush

  • Kimchi Blue Cold Shoulder Top

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    We were out to dinner the other night in the cool part of town and it seemed like every fifth woman who walked in was wearing an off-the-shoulder top. Apparently,...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Vosges Easter Egg Extraordinaire

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    We'd like to think that our preference for Easter basket treats has matured a bit over the years. Sure, we'll still devour a sleeve of Peeps in the blink of...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • ModCloth Keep Your Fringe Close Vest

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Don't let the lingering snow fool you, festival season is right around the corner. We're constantly being reminded of this thanks to tons of cute boho chic clothes at our...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Pretty Things Inside Paper Tape

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Sure, this Pretty Things Inside Paper Tape ($7) would be great for wrapping presents or mailing cards or love letters, but we're considering just slapping it on our coat like...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • LOFT Beach Nautical One Piece Swimsuit

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bikini, shmikini. We're embracing our age a retro vibe and rocking this Nautical One Piece ($90) this summer. Picture us on the beach with an oversize hat, cat eye sunglasses...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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    Design Sojourn

  • What is the Design Agency of the Future?

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

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

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

  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Instant Messaging Chat iPhone App UI

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Advertise here with BSADo you love building mobile apps and working with pretty pixels? Are you an Apple fan who also enjoys free design resources? Assuming you answered yes to these rhetorical questions, you’re gonna love this new freebie released exclusively on DesignMag. This free iOS 8 IM/Chat Application follows the iPhone 6 screen dimensions and design guidelines. The PSD is completely free to download and edit for any project, personal or otherwise.All of the icons are vector-based which means they’re scalable to any size. Plus you can edit the vector paths to reshape…
  • Introduction to Grid-Based Typography in Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Advertise here with BSAWhat do math teachers and city planners have in common aside from indispensable yet low-compensating jobs? A love for grids, of course! This is one of those special topics that seems really important because it is really important but still doesn’t get enough attention. It’s on par with balancing a checkbook and learning to properly mimic funny accents.Thankfully grids can be useful to many career paths outside of mathematics and architecture. I want to focus on the benefits of grid structure when it comes to designing web typography. A typical layout often…
  • Web designers: Generate income easily with Stamplia, the email templates marketplace

    iulian
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Advertise here with BSAAs a web designer your mission is to create hight-quality design. The problem is that you’re out of time.Nowadays, web designers spend most of their time on finding customers and less on honing their craft. Working directly with a client usually means insufficient time to perfect designs and having to deal with demands that aren’t always clear and that can sometimes change in the middle of the project.Luckily, there’s another way. Stamplia is a marketplace for email templates that provides web designers with a way to get sales and increase revenue…
  • Popular Web Design Trends for 2015

    Jake Rocheleau
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Advertise here with BSAAlthough many designers have written on this topic, I want to share my thoughts on the future of web design as we forge ahead into 2015. The new year is always an exciting time and I love to contemplate the potential for young new web designers just entering the field.I do think these trends will resonate with most web designers who have kept their pulse on the changing tides of digital interface design. But although these trends are quite noticeably gaining momentum, it’s impossible to tell with absolute certainty what the future will hold. Looking onward into…
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    Core77

  • Shop-Vacs Versus Wasp Nests

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    The brave can kill a single wasp with a flip-flop or a rolled-up copy of Time. But only the foolish go after an entire nest this way. The central "design problem" with eradicating a wasp nest is that the executioner needs distance; thus chemical companies proudly announce their wasp sprays can reach distances of 20 feet, like bear spray.But homeowners may not want to use chemicals, particularly if they've got children. And it seems silly that this weapon can be defeated by a simple breeze. Hence the following chemical-free method has become popular (at least on YouTube) among those who…
  • Did You Enter the Core77 Design Awards Yet? Only 9 Hours Left!

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Remember when we said that the Final Deadline really is the FINAL Deadline for the 2015 Core77 Design Awards? We definitely were NOT kidding about that. The time to enter or finish and submit your entry is NOW. At 9pm EDT tonight, we close the doors to entries and we sincerely hope that your designs will be on the right side of those doors. Just think about the juries of design experts that are eagerly waiting to see your work. Think about the awesome trophy you could win, that you can use to make more trophies (If you want to make huge trophy shaped crayons, as seen below, more power to…
  • Buster Bulbs Breathe Much-Needed Design into LEDs

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    NYC's bars and restaurants currently suffer from an aesthetic issue we call "Edison bulb overload." We get it, it's cool that you can see the filament. But how long can this nostalgia-driven trend last? While LEDs are clearly the future, few people have nailed a non-clinical aesthetic for LED bulbs that people trying to create moody spaces will swoon over.Except for maybe Buster & Punch, the London-based design brand started up by architect/industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale. B&P has thrown out the traditional pear shape we all know for the bulb, instead going for an…
  • You Can Now Buy a Brand-New Ford Mustang—with the 1965 Body!

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Years ago on The Tonight Show, Kevin Pollak told car nut Jay Leno that Detroit should build the '57 Chevy again. "They must still have the plans sitting on a shelf somewhere," he said. "Dust them off and start making 'em again."While it's unlikely that General Motors has saved the dies from 1957 to stamp the fenders, or is willing to go back to making carburetors, you actually can buy a classic American car with modern-day underpinnings—but from Orlando, not Detroit. Ford has licensed the actual body design of the original Mustang (the body that was on the '64 1/2 to '66 models) to a…
  • Making a MacBook Air–Inspired Luxury Toilet Seat

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    In an era where every design studio aches to create enduring products described as "classic" and "iconic," New York's Pinkhouse diverges from the pack, opting instead for seasonal sprints. The recent newcomer to the product design scene wants absolutely nothing to do with timeless objects; rather, the studio is focused on creating temporal pieces that reflect current cultural trends, resulting in a body of work that ranges from angular wooden bananas to phone-charging marble pillars."We want to see design operate like seasonal fashion as opposed to lifetime investment," explains Lukas Bentel,…
 
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    Presentation Zen

  • Advancing the narrative through first person interviews

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

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

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

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

    Garr
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    In September of this year, I was asked back to the TEDxKyoto stage to give a few words regarding tips from storytelling as they relate to modern presentations. The 15-minute talk can be viewed below. The title of the talk is "10 Ways to Make Better Presentations: Lessons from Storytellers." But as I say early in the presentation, perhaps a better subtitle would be "Lessons from watching too many Pixar films." Below the video I list the ten (actually eleven) lessons. It's not an exhaustive list by any means. But it's a start. (Link on YouTube.)(1) Turn off the computer.Most people open a…
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    decor8

  • Aether Cone For Music Lovers + A Giveaway!

    decor8
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    If you want a stunning well-designed music player that you can speak to (and it listens, unlike your children!) and it delivers the music (or podcast, program, etc.) that you’ve asked for while also being portable and beautiful, then the Aether Cone will rock your world. I placed my Aether Cone in white/silver on my shelves in my dining room where I entertain the most and after testing it for several weeks now, I found it to be the perfect addition to the space without cluttering it up with cords, clunky equipment or having to dock my phone (I’ve always hated doing that with…
  • Have a Mindful Weekend

    decor8
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Hello friends and happy weekend! I had such a productive week so I’m feeling great while simultaneously wishing I had more hours in each day to do all that I have in my heart to accomplish. Do you feel this way too? I’m really starting to iron out some wrinkles in my work / life and I feel so much more invigorated and energized since I started working with my dear friend and life coach, Laurie Cameron, who is doing weekly Skype sessions with me to guide me – mostly in becoming more aware, mindful and intentional but also to run my business way better and to step up my game!
  • Herz und Blut Homestorys in Berlin

    decor8
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    I love a good home tour. Or ten. And Heart and Blood or Herz und Blut (nd of course homestorys are home stories) has some nice ones… And you’ve guessed it, they are home stories with heart for sure. I love the Berlin homes on this German blog because they are so very Berlin, you know? That very cool city definitely has a certain apartment style when it comes to artists, designers, musicians, bloggers and other creatives who live and work there. I want to point you over to Herz und Blut so you can see for yourself. Here are some of my very favorite photos from the site.  …
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    The Dieline

  • Mustache & Blackbird

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Mustache and Blackbird introduces a new way of looking at snacks. By enlisting the help of Agência BUD, they were able to create clean packaging with an urban edge. A combination of photography overlayed with graphic elements gives the product an airiness which in turn amplifies health food.   Designed by Agência BUDCountry: Brazil         Related Posts:Murphy's Farm MarketPure Crispy Clusters 
  • SACHETTE

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    For those who are always on the move but don't want to sacrifice having good skin. SACHETTE is here to the rescue. A mini cosmetic care package that can easily be stored in the smallest of crevices. Designed by Maria Aksyuta, small sachette or sample packets are dressed in floral.  "Complete and comprehensive skin care in any situation? It is possible! Perfectly selected collection of cosmetics is in front of you. Cosmetics you can always take with you. All your skin needs is constant care and attention." "We offer unique and modern products in a compact sachet package, which…
  • CbyB: Chocolates by Brigaderia

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    There's an art to creating the perfect box for a collection of chocolates and Casa Rex has it down with these stunning designs. Chocolate morsels are packaged in rectangular and cylinder containers decked out in colorful abstract shapes and etched drawings. Each image creates a narrative in relation to specific flavor combinations. "Casa Rex, the multi-awarded international design consultancy with offices in São Paulo and London, has developed the visual identity and packaging for CbyB, the first range of chocolates by Brigaderia, the Brazilian confectionary boutique specialising…
  • Papak

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    This wine has all the class with a bit of humor. Studio Cuculić takes the brand's name, Papak, meaning pig toes, and illustrates a well-dress hog holding a glass of wine in reference. Papak ( eng. Pigs toes) wine brand is new on Croatian market. The Suriname of a producer is very unusual and a lot of people would never use it for their brand, but we find the way to take advantage of it as long as this is so strange and everyone would remember it.  Designed by Studio CuculićCountry: CroatiaDesigner: Vanja Cuculić Illustrator: Franka Tretinjak…
  • Santé Hot Cocoa

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    A colorful collection of hot cocoa appears in Massachusetts stores as the new contender. Packaged by Lakuna Design, rich cocoa packets are stored in perforated boxes with an overhead shot of the beverage. "Cocoa Santé is a new instant hot cocoa product recently launched from Arlington, MA. The company's distinctive take on hot cocoa centers on four blends each inspired by cocoa use throughout history. Each package was designed to reflect its respective blend's flavor profile and cultural connection by use of color and pattern. And speaking of color, the packaging palette is…
 
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    Chris Wallace

  • 7 WordPress Plugins Every Developer Needs

    Chris Wallace
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Finding WordPress plugins is easy. Finding great plugins is not. The following list is my recommendation of plugins based on years of working in the WordPress community building sites for clients and themes for customers at UpThemes. Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Don’t like it? Don’t click ‘em. Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, I am friends with some of the folks who own these products but I would still promote them even if we were enemies because they’re all freaking amazing plugins. Beaver Builder One of the best plugins I’ve…
  • How to Get a Job in Tech

    Chris Wallace
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Changing jobs is hard. Changing careers is even harder. I’ve had a few people ask me recently what I look for at Lift when interviewing potential new hires.  It’s a hard question to answer, because every role is different, but there are common characteristics I look for, no matter if we’re hiring someone who has been in tech for years or not at all. Over the past ten years, the technology sector has become increasingly competitive and lucrative as an industry, drawing highly skilled workers into work environments that promote remote employment, open office spaces, fun,…
  • Unlocking the Secret of Simplicity in WordPress Themes

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

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

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

  • The ultimate typographic inspiration: The American Type Founders Company 1923 Specimen Book and Catalogue

    chuck
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    I have a copy of this book and have always thought I'd get around to scanning it and putting it online. Thank goodness David Armstrong at Sevanti Letterpress beat me to it. Here, in all its glory, is what some consider the "culmination of specimen printing,"—1148 pages of typefaces, typeface accessories, printing equipment, and insights into the era. Sixty thousand copies were produced at a cost of three hundred thousand dollars and they said, "The opinion is ventured that in no other work of such magnitude can there be found as high a degree of good craftsmanship—an incentive to…
  • Up Periscope

    chuck
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Twitter launched its recently acquired "Periscope" APP today. It allows you to create or watch broadcasts by other Twitter users from around the world in real time. The audience sees and hears what the broadcaster is shooting and they can make comments and ask questions via a built in text message feature. Theoretically, you alert your Twitter followers (and anyone else who wanted to join in) that you were going live and then begin the broadcast. I think it has the potential to be a serious tool--a form of live social networking. Yes, initially there will be lots of people showing us what…
  • Meet illustrator Linzie Hunter

    chuck
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Linzie Hunter specializes in hand lettering and illustration. But I want to point you to her lettering. It's outlandish! Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Her lettering portfolio... Here, from Print is A Way With Words: Linzie Hunter's Illustrated Resolutions by Scott Kirkwood... Hunter's Flickr account... Free trial Lynda.com... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design Briefing
  • If you appreciate the design and illustration of movie posters

    chuck
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    Hindi Film cinema, often referred to as "Bollywood" (some consider the term demeaning) has, like the U.S. film industry, created movie posters since the early 1900s. I'm fascinated not only by the subjects, but by the diversity of designs and illustration techniques. I have no clue what the films from these examples are about, I just love the artwork. Perhaps some of my Indian friends will share their thoughts on how this type of work figures into India today. Interested? Below are some examples and few links to whet your appetite. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Here's a large…
  • Life before halftones

    chuck
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Photographic halftones were not in mainstream use in newspapers, magazines, and books until the late 1800s. Before that, if you wanted to illustrate an idea or a product, it was produced by hand, in most cases using copper or wood engraving. I was at Whiting's Old Paper (a shop that specializes in ephemera) a couple of weeks ago and was browsing through some magazines from the late 1800s and all I could think was how many gifted illustrators there were back then. The images they scraped into the surface of copper and wood are mind boggling in their detail and realism. If you're unfamiliar…
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    ABCD Design

  • {Treasure Hunting} Antique Step Stool Convertible Chair

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Once I was finished decorating The Country House I made a conscious effort to admire neat finds out in the field, but not necessarily bring them home from my treasure hunting expeditions. People who love the act of “the find” totally get how easy it is to cross the line. If I continued at my house decorating pace – I might have needed to open a junk shop of my very own! When you have right about 2000 sq ft, there are only so many walls to hang art on, collections to build, shelves to display things on, and floor space to arrange furniture in. However, there are a few…
  • {New Old Stone House} Breakfast Room Layout

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    As you know, we are transporting the farm table from The Country House Dining Room to the middle of our brand new kitchen to create a country kitchen-style dining experience. You’ve seen enough of our Country House to know we don’t own a dining set. Also from what you have seen, you know we are not exactly the kind of folks who decorate with any kind of furniture “set.” Our style just isn’t that formal. When we have a dinner party I’ll set the farm table in the kitchen – dinner guests like to hang out with the chef anyway, don’t they? I may…
  • Interesting Reads {Link Love}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Remember when I posed the question: is Pinterest the new Blogging? Well, I take it back. I recently noticed that every time I logged into Pinterest my stream was full of ugly photos from boards I wasn’t following. After I investigated further, I realized they were “picked especially for you” by Pinterest. WOOF. I tweeted several times looking for answers from my online friends -or- for a tweet back from Pinterest that would explain what was happening. I got nothing. Over the weekend I read this article: Pinterest Feed Changes. It shed some light on the topic as well as…
  • How to select the Freshest {Valentines Day} Roses and Keep Them Looking Beautiful

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Valentine’s Day or not – who doesn’t love a bouquet of roses? Roses are readily available all year long – I picked these up at the local deli! They are quite a hearty fresh cut flower if you treat them right when they come through your door. If you know how to condition and care for them -before you make a flower arrangement with them- they can last beautifully for weeks on end! If you are throwing a party and want them to look their best for an event, purchase them 2-3 days in advance. I know that seems scary, but they’ll look fantastic once they have a few…
  • Pretty Making = Pure Elation {New Old Stone House Renovation Update}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:16 am
    The color palette for the New Old Stone House finally came together. I am not kidding you, my heart was beating in my ears when it happened. I had a lightness in my breath. I felt a surge of power Suddenly – everything flowed. As I drove back to the Country House I turned the music up a little louder. Rumor has it I may have even car danced. I felt – so alive. I hit on this a few weeks ago, but it’s the act of creating an environment that really does it for me. As I do with every project, I dreamt on the New Old Stone House from each direction until it all flowed from one…
 
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  • The necessity of incompetence in Strategy

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Some time back, I collected a list of common terms used when describing a strategy. I called these Business Level Abstractions of a Healthy Strategy (or Blahs) for short. I then created a Blah Template, auto-generated around 64 strategies by randomly inserting the Blahs into the Blah Template and then circulated them. An example of one of these randomly generated strategies in provided in figure 1.Figure 1 - Randomly generated Blah StrategyThe responses I received back (over 400 in total now) basically confirmed something I already knew. Meme copying is rife in our industry as opposed to…
  • The curious case of #RPSFail

    21 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    The Register screamed 'Another GDS cockup: Rural Payments Agency cans £154m IT system' which it then cried 'escalated to £177m' and so the media told of us a lamentable Government IT failure. These things happen, the private sector has a terrible record of IT project failures but fortunately a big carpet to sweep it under. The NAO is bound to investigate.The Register told us how GDS championed "the new agile, digital approach by the Rural Payments Agency" whilst apparently "The TFA has always been opposed to the 'digital-by-default' dogma"The Register made it plain, it…
  • In terms of strategy, WHY is irrelevant without WHERE

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Think of a map in combat or a chessboard. There are two things that both instruments tell you.First, is the position of things or WHERE things are in relation to other things. This Knight is on this part of the board next to the King etc. The troops are on this hill and the enemy is in the pass below.The second thing they tell you is WHERE things can move to. We can move these troops positioned on the hill, down the hill to the south but we can't move the same troops north because there is a cliff which falls into the sea etc. We can move this Knight here or that Rook there.A Wardley Map…
  • Continuous and Sustainable Competitive Advantage comes from Managing the Middle not the Ends

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    The mechanics of biological and economic systems are near identical because they're driven by the same force - competition. The terms we use to describe economic systems from evolution, punctuated equilibriums, ecosystems, red queen, cell based structures, co-evolution, componentisation, adaptive renewal cycle and so forth, all have their origins in biology. I'm going to use a few of these to argue why the future of continuous and sustainable competitive advantage comes from the middle not the ends of evolution.First, we need to understand evolution. Evolution is not the same as…
  • Two Speed Business? Feels more like inertia.

    15 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    These days I use maps of organisations to apply a cell based structure ideally using a Pioneer, Settler, Town Planner model.  The map is based upon a value chain (describes the organisation), how things evolves (describes change) and the changing characteristics of activities, practices and data from two extremes (the uncharted to the industrialised) - see figure 1.Figure 1 - PST.I use these maps across many business and governments to reduce duplication, bias & risk whilst improving situational awareness, gameplay, correct use of multiple methods & communication - see figure…
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  • Design snapshot: Norwegian wood

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

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

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

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

    Katie Hutchison
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Translucent plastic sheets (rather than polycarbonate panels) wrap this hoop houseTranslucent polycarbonate panels, like those you might find in a greenhouse, make an appearance in a few of the houses and retreats featured in my upcoming small-houses book.  It's an affordable material and often easy to work with since some incarnations can be cut with a knife. But mostly, it admits dreamy, diffuse light and partially obscures views to provide a hint of privacy and a touch of mystery. The opportunity to juxtapose translucency and transparency, as in the greenhouse photo above, allows for…
 
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  • 5 Top Photo Apps for the iPhone 6

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

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

    Jacob Cass
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    I’ve collected my fair share of icons over the years and there are new free & premium icons coming out everyday thanks to the awesome design community. Today, I wanted to feature IconsMinds who have six free icon packs available for download below and a total of 2,086 icons in 53 different categories on their website, all designed pixel perfect and ready for iOS 8, iOS 7, Android & Websites. I’d also like to shout out a few more of my favorite icon packs including: Zurb, Pictos, Mono Social Icons, The Noun Project and RoundIcons. Free Hipster Icon Pack Free iOS 8 Line…
  • Can Typography Become Conscious?

    Jacob Cass
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This is one of questions Leland Maschmeyer, Executive Creative Director of COLLINS asked at a presentation he delivered to the Type Directors Club. An avid science fiction fan, Maschmeyer opened his talk with a reference to the TV 90s show “Sliders” in which the hero travels to other parallel worlds. Each world was slightly different than his original world. In one world, Dinosaurs never went extinct. In another, the British defeated the Americans in the Revolutionary War. In another, men gave birth. Each show was an exploration of how humanity would respond to slightly different…
  • Free Hand-Picked Resources for Designers & Developers – March Edition

    JuanSarmiento
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today, we’re bringing you a new series of hand-picked resources to improve your future design & development projects. We have icons, fonts, development tools and more, all fresh out of the oven. Enjoy! View the January edition of free designer resources here. Brandy Minimal Portfolio Template A template aimed at creatives who want to showcase their work online with a clean and modern look. iPhone App Wireframing Kit A must-have asset for designing iPhone apps with Photoshop. Startup WordPress Themes This collection of business-oriented themes will allow you to showcase your…
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  • Bonjour, Bonjour…

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

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

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

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

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    Woke up this morning to very frigid temperatures and needed a little “cheer-me-up.” This is a fun way to add color to the dark winter wardrobe. I love adding simple pieces with a punch and this necklace does exactly that with the neon pink beads and turquoise color accent beads. Have fun with your accessories!
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Goodyear Print Campaign by Zombie Studio

    Matt Watts
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Cool print campaign for Goodyear / Leo Burnett by São Paulo, Brazil – based Zombie Studio. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Casa Mororó by studio mk27

    Matt Watts
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Located in a mountainous region in Campos do Jordão, Brazil, this beautiful residence was designed in 2015 by studio mk27. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • NINJA GIFTER Tee Design by Yannick Bouchard

    tvj
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    The Front & Back challenge winner is here! 124 designs / 1 printed design / 19,275 votes placed THE CHALLENGE WAS Submit a design for the front and back of a tee. Front design + back design = double awesome. Whether you’re coming or going, your next tee design is about to knock the socks off everyone in the room. Your challenge is to create a front and back design for a tee. Use the front and back of the tee to inspire you to plant yourself in front of the mirror, twirl in circles, and wallow for hours at the awesomeness of a design that’s double the fun. Check out more on…
  • The WOOD.b Bike by BSG

    sergeyursu
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Strasbourg-based BSG in collaboration with Thibaut Malet created a bike made of wood called WOOD.b. Via Hyper Inspiration Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Tomar Hill House by Contaminar Arquitectos

    Dany Barzsina
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Tomar Hill House was designed by Contaminar Arquitectos as a holiday home. It is located in Tomar, Portugal, enjoying the magnificent surrounding landscape. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
 
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  • The Salvation Army – Why it is so hard to see black and blue

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

    Jonathan Cherry
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Nothing screams ‘holiday reading’ more than a thick, technical, mind-numbing book on economics. And Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century certainly did not disappoint. Since it’s debut last year, it shot up to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list and has been dubbed the most important economics book in decades. However, be well warned, this is not a book for sissies. It deals with the prickly subject of global income and wealthy inequality, which affects us all, but then so too does quantum physics (which isn’t exactly something too many…
  • South Africa: Africa’s country of opportunity

    Jonathan Cherry
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    For the life of me I can’t understand the thinking of the present South African government. The amount of money and effort that goes into keeping economically hungry, capable, non-South Africans out of South Africa – is just plain madness. I’m a firm believer that opportunity favours those who are hungry for it. Great entrepreneurs who create globally successful enterprises are, more often than not, immigrants who have the deep desire to make a better life for themselves. In the past and still today, these fortune seekers head to countries like the USA where they know there…
  • If you want a good idea, have lots of ideas

    Jonathan Cherry
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    Truth be told, as much as we want to believe that our scenario planning and strategic foresight will deliver an idea and plan that hits a home run every time, statistically it’s just not that simple. Why is Gangnam Style the world’s most watched video on Youtube? Did PSY and his abnormally brilliant advisors have some kind of foresight unique to them that could predict that this odd music video you set the world alight? No. It was a fuke. A one in a million, a stroke of luck. Fact is – randomness in life is far more prevalent than what we give it credit for. As pattern…
  • Iconic movie glasses

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

  • Mathieu Le Lay

    AJ
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Beautiful work by talented French landscape photographer Mathieu Le Lay. You should also check out his The Quest For Inspiration movie. Trés cool!
  • Chelsey Tyler Wood

    AJ
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    South Dakota, USA based artist Chelsey Tyler Wood paints figures in unusual positions or situations.
  • Laurent Chehere

    AJ
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    We’re loving the flying houses series by French photographer Laurent Chehere.
  • Rendi Studio

    AJ
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Brazilian studio Rendi only have a small amount of work online, but we are impressed with what is there so far.
  • Sundays

    AJ
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures have produced a stunningly beautiful short film called Sundays. It’s an ‘end-of-the-world’ apocalyptic story that is beautifully shot and the VFX are incredible. Watch it now!
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    NOTCOT.ORG

  • Leef iBRIDGE - hands on with this little...

    NOTCOT
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Leef iBRIDGE - hands on with this little lightning to USB mobile storage device that is perfect for transfering/sharing files between iPhones, iPads, and computers. You can even shoot pictures right to it, or play videos/music off of it. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Grant Thompson's newest video, 'How To Turn...

    NOTlabs
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Grant Thompson's newest video, 'How To Turn Styrofoam, Into Solid Aluminum' explains how to use a lost foam casting technique to create solid aluminum prototypes. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Forget industrial rationality, standard...

    LANCIA TRENDVISIONS
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Forget industrial rationality, standard categories of design and the traditional processes on which a project is based. In Trine's atelier in Los Angeles common practice is based on dreams. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Google Maps Pacman time! Just find an area with...

    NOTCOT
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Google Maps Pacman time! Just find an area with enough roads and click the pacman button next to satellite view. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Lindt + Koons // Easter 2015

    Rooij
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Lindt + Koons // Easter 2015 (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
 
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  • Leef iBRIDGE

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

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    A taste of this week’s inspiration over at NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more. (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Flor de Lis Restaurante - Guatemala City

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    The ultimate meal isn’t just about the food. It’s about the flavors, the plating, the ambiance, the decor, the company, the conversation… and it all came together perfectly at Flor de Lis. Though, you know what’s impossible? Taking photos that do it all justice while armed with just an iPhone and bouncing between great conversation and delicious bites you need to taste as soon as they reach the table. So consider this post a teaser of the reality of a meal at Flor de Lis… but honestly, you need to get to Guatemala City to properly experience it for yourself (or…
  • KETTAL Cottage by Patricia Urquiola

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I’ve been researching far too many decks, patios, gazebos, hammock structures, mesh pavilions, building codes and more as of late… i guess i’m itching for a new LARGER design project to toy with, as well as an excuse to spend more time lounging in the yard. On fun inspiration, currently loving this new KETTAL Cottage by Patricia Urquiola! In some ways it feels like an old school platform tent you can rent at some camp sites, in other ways it’s like a mini house/cabana to chill poolside. What’s especially nice is how versatile your options for the side panels and…
  • Buster & Punch LED Buster Bulb

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw! Last week we made our way out to the new London Bridge showroom of Buster and Punch for the launch of their new designer LED Buster Bulb. We first met Massimo and the team at Clerkenwell Design Week where we loved their heavy metal light switches. This time, they have announced a stunning designer LED bulb that is 2 years in the making, and designed to look as attractive off as it does on thanks to the metallic sheen! In addition to mood lighting, it also shoots a brighter spot down making it…
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • beomsik won’s imagined structural scenarios shift architectural realities

    nina azzarello I designboom
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    the korean artist creates architectural distortions where building fragments are suspended mid-air and exterior façades are collapsed into different dimensions. The post beomsik won’s imagined structural scenarios shift architectural realities appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • ARUP and gunnstock finalize tiara bandshell at tippet rise

    nick brink I designboom
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    tippet rise's tiara is an intimate space for musical performances with dramatic views of montana's beartooth mountains. The post ARUP and gunnstock finalize tiara bandshell at tippet rise appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • ronan + erwan bouroullec debut belleville collection for vitra

    andrea chin I designboom
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    the stackable 'belleville' chair is characterized by a one line frame rendered in black polyamide, linking the supporting feet to shells of different materials. The post ronan + erwan bouroullec debut belleville collection for vitra appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • interview with acura NSX exterior designer, michelle christensen

    tim spears I designboom
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    designboom talks to michelle christensen to gain an insight into her design background and how this helped her overcome the challenges of creating the new 'NSX' model. The post interview with acura NSX exterior designer, michelle christensen appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • goldencycle 2PRO bicycle by nikolaus hartl, now on the designboom shop!

    nina azzarello I designboom
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    nikolaus hartl's velvety black matte bicycle with gold wheels, handlebars, and crankset is now available to buy on the designboom shop! The post goldencycle 2PRO bicycle by nikolaus hartl, now on the designboom shop! appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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  • Last Day to Save Big at Design Public!

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

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

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

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

    Becky
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Black and white provides that bold graphic punch that never goes out of style. You can stick with strictly the two colors (well, technically, white is the absence of color and black is all of the colors, or I think I learned something like that in art class, but I digress … ), or you can add dashes of other colors. Bold orange, taxicab yellow, royal blue and turquoise are just a few favorites I like to use with black and white around my own home. Whatever you chose, here are ten picks of the combination at its best. Design Letters Letter T Teapot with Lid. The typography on these…
 
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  • Inifinite Led Suspension Lamp

    Valentin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Fondée en 2009, la firme de design QisDesign fait partie de la société d’électronique taïwanaise BenQ. Voici l’une de leurs récentes créations, la nouvelle Infinito Light, une suspension de LED qui fonctionne à la fois comme éclairage classique et comme éclairage d’ambiance.
  • Mythical Scenes Between Humans and Birds

    Donnia
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    A travers « Birds of Paradise », le photographe israélien Itamar Freed, passionné par la capacité des oiseaux à naviguer dans les airs et sur la terre, a voulu étudier le lien qui existe entre les hommes et les oiseaux. Il a mis en scène des oiseaux vivants et empaillés au milieu d’hommes et de femmes dénudés qu’on peut considérer comme des divinités. Les oiseaux semblent incarner le seul lien entre les hommes et les cieux. Birds of Paradise is on view at Gitler &_____ Gallery until March 30, 2015. Represented by Feinberg Projects Gallery.
  • The 2015 Best Museum Designs

    Valentin
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Chaque année, a lieu les Architizer A+ Awards : un concours d’architecture qui récompense les meilleures créations dans plus de 90 catégories. Parmi les finalistes qui ont été annoncés la semaine dernière, découvrez les 5 derniers en liste dans la catégorie « Musées ». Pour information, les votes restent ouvert jusqu’au 6 avril.
  • Intimate Portraits of Girls in Their Rooms

    Donnia
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    La photographe libanaise Rania Matar a longtemps voyagé pour sa série « A Girl and Her Room ». Le passage entre la fille et la femme l’a toujours fascinée ; c’est pour cette raison qu’elle a décidé de capturer des jeunes filles du monde entier dans leurs sanctuaires. On peut voir des visages de libanaises, des palestiniennes, des anglaises et des américaines, au milieu de chambres qui reflètent leurs milieux socio-culturels.
  • Drones of Blue Butterflies Army

    Donnia
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pour le printemps, la marque allemande Festo a introduit ses eMotionButterflies : des drones qui ont la forme de papillons bleus et qui possèdent un système de caméras infrarouge leur permettant de se positionner et de se déplacer en groupe. Un travail qui allie poésie et technologie à découvrir en images.
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  • Apple opens the floodgates to Watch-friendly apps

    Jon Fingas
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    You may have noticed a few Apple Watch-friendly iOS apps trickle out, but brace yourself: you're about to face a torrent of them. Apple has opened up WatchKit app submissions to all developers (not just the handful of early partners from before), so ...
  • Buy an LG G3 in the US, get a free VR headset

    Devindra Hardawar
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    LG's new mobile VR headset -- which is basically just a plastic version of Google's cardboard VR viewer -- is finally hitting American shores. The company just announced that it'll be throwing in a free headset, simply called the VR for G3, with the ...
  • Flickr gives you the choice to put photos in the public domain

    Jon Fingas
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Flickr has long had ways to let others use and tweak your photos, but if you want to give up your copyright altogether? You can now do just that. In the wake of Elon Musk releasing SpaceX's photos to public domain, Flickr has added options for public...
  • Patent reveals GoPro's working on a 'square profile' camera design

    James Trew
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    GoPro doesn't make square, cube-like cameras, but if it did, the picture (after the break) is probably what they'd look like. The image comes from a patent granted to GoPro today. The protection covers a "Camera housing for a square-profile camera," ...
  • JXE Streams: Boldly exploring space in 'Sid Meier's Starships'

    Anthony John Agnello
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Sid Meier scares the crap out of me. I'm deeply familiar with the famed strategy game creator's resume -- from the history-spanning Civilization series to the high seas simulations in Sid Meier's Pirates! -- but I've only ever played one of his games...
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  • Butterfly Wings Patterns

    Mr K (boss)
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Shootée en macro par Linden Gledhill une mention toute particulière pour cette impressionnante série de clichés d’ailes de papillons qui révèlent de magnifiques patterns colorés pour un rendu visuel saisissant. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Linden Gledhill … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • 1/2 Stool

    Mr K (boss)
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Sobres et plutôt sympas, un très gros coup de coeur pour ces jolis tabourets baptisés « 1/2 Stool » créés par les designers Malgorzata Knobloch et Igor Wiktorowicz de chez Witamina. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Design by Malgorzata Knobloch & Igor Wiktorowicz / Witamina… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Naked House

    Mr K (boss)
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Véritable villa de rêve construite dans l’environnement paradisiaque de Koh Samui en Thaïlande, un énorme coup de coeur pour la magnifique « Naked House », une somptueuse villa totalement ouverte sur l’extérieur imaginée, aménagée et décorée par l’architecte Marc Gerritsen pour son propre usage. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Elaine Pendant Light

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:17 am
    Proposée dans différentes déclinaisons, clin d’oeil pour « Elaine », un très beau luminaire créé par le designer allemand Daniel Becker pour l’éditeur hollandais Quasar Holland. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale The series Elaine is based on a one-off by our studio, a ball-shaped pendant lamp consisting of … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Sugar Series

    Mr K (boss)
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    Coup de coeur pour « Sugar Series », une excellente – mais surtout appétissante – série de clichés shootés par la photographe texane Emily Blincoe qui a classé des sucreries et autres bonbons par planches de couleurs. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Emily Blincoe … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
 
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  • Animation, an April 2 Virtual Seminar with Rachel Nabors

    Adam Churchill
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Animation often gets a bad rap for being nothing more than decorative, sometimes in poor taste. But, it turns out that animation can add value to the digital world by making interactions more intuitive, interesting, and seductive. In Improve UX With Animation, Rachel Nabors, animation ambassador and founder of Tin Magpie, is excited to show you how animation can benefit user experience. Theories that make the case for animation Six principles to take animations from good to great Best practices that enhance an interface Your process and where animation fits Learn the guiding principles of…
  • UIETips: Five Ways to Animate Responsibly

    Jared Spool
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    In today’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting and article from Rachel Nabors, originally published in 24 Ways. Want to know more about how to put animation to work for your interface and its users? Join us April 2, when Rachel presents Improve UX With Animation. “Here’s an excerpt from the article:” Sadly, animation is considered decorative by the bulk of the web development community. UI designers and interaction developers know better, of course. But when I’m teaching a workshop on animation for interaction, I know that my students face an uphill battle against decision…
  • We’re After Our Next Amazing Web Developer Intern

    Adam Churchill
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    We’re looking for an amazing Web Developer Intern for a paid, 6-month internship. It starts in May 2015 in our offices just north of Boston. Fast Forward Six Months… We’d like to thank you for doing a fantastic job as our 2015 Spring/Summer Web Developer Intern. You’ve excelled at maintaining, editing, and documenting our stable of web properties. You spent much of your time creating all of our outbound HTML emails, and managed those campaigns through MailChimp. Your site development skills are top-notch, as you worked closely with our web team to improve our online subscription…
  • 20% off UXIM Plus 5 Other Reasons to Attend

    Jared Spool
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    Conquer your mobile design challenges Attending the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Salt Lake City, UT April 13–15 will be one of the best mobile UX training events you have ever attended. Here are 5 reasons why. Register by March 26 to Save 20%. Use Promotion Code 20OFF This code works whether you sign up for 1, 2 or three days. The more days you attend, the more you save. Full Day Workshops That Give You Concrete Skills to Use Immediately Responsive web design, native apps, experiencing mapping, adaptive design, atomic design, and responsive workflows are all topics…
  • 1 Day, 6 Talks, 2 Keynotes – All on Mobile Design at the UXIM Mobile Conference

    Lauren Cramer
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    If You Can Only Attend 1 Day – Come for the Featured Talks Glean new ideas and insights guaranteed to shape how you think about mobile design. Where you ask? At the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Salt Lake City, April 13-15. Featured Talks and Keynotes Jason Grigsby Adapting to Different Form of Input How do we design for the plethora of dynamic inputs available to the user? Theresa Neil Rethinking Mobile Tutorials Learn the underlying principles behind the patterns that work best when designing mobile tutorials Aaron Gustafson, Jenn Lukas There Are No Buts in…
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    FlowingData

  • Pac-Man Google Maps

    Nathan Yau
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    You can currently play Pac-Man on Google Maps. Just go to some location and click the Pac-Man square in the bottom left corner, and you'll be running the local streets. Because March 31. I only played for a little bit, but it appears to follow the same ghost algorithms. Tags: April Fool's, Google Maps, Pac-Man
  • Gay marriage legalized by state

    Nathan Yau
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Changes in gay marriage rights had changed slowly over the years, but more recently, many more states recognized same-sex marriage. Haeyoun Park for the New York Times reports, starting in 1992 just before a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling up to now. Yellow means banned by statute, orange is banned by constitutional amendment, and dark brown means legalized. Side note: This gridded cell map approach has been popping up more as of late. I like it. Tags: gay marriage, New York Times
  • A path for redesign as critique in visualization

    Nathan Yau
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    Redesigning a visualization can be useful in teaching a point. Make a graphic better (or "better" depending on what angle you're looking from) with a different layout and visual encodings. Perhaps the most well-known is Edward Tufte's redesign from his book Visual Explanations in which he reworks a diagram used in decision-making for the space shuttle Challenger launch. However, Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg explain why such redesigns can be problematic and offer a more useful approach. At the same time, redesigns can be problematic. Tufte had one huge advantage over the creators of…
  • Minimal landscape maps

    Nathan Yau
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    Designer Michael Pecirno experiments with single-subject maps in his project Minimal Maps. No boundaries, just landscape. The data provided by the USDA is incredible and includes a tremendous wealth of information that makes up the composition of America. By pulling this data and extrapolating specific categories I've been able to produce a number of unique and explicit maps that aim to push us away from the ubiquitous and low-resolution (regarding information content) physical and political map. It still amazes that detailed geographic data like this exists. Tags: agriculture, USDA
  • Rickrolling pie chart

    Nathan Yau
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    From Finger Magazine a few years back, in the heyday of rickrolling and humor charts. Maybe some choose to forget this era, but I'm never gonna give you up, let you down, or run around and desert you. Tags: humor
 
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  • Guerrilla Public Service (anno 2001)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kulturelle partnerskaber er den bedste investering

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

    anderssahl
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    LivsforvalterneLivsforvalter - din forretningsmodel er så gammel at den er hjemsøgt Ja, der er sket noget i dit forhold til verden og kunderne. Specielt for “livsforvaltere” som banker, pensionskasser, forsikringsselskaber, ejendomsmæglere, a-kasser, fagforeninger, advokat- og revisionsfirmaer der står overfor en ny verden drevet af stigende konkurrence. Hvis dine konkurrenter eller forretningsmodel ikke har ændret sig det store i mange år så står du med al sandsynlighed overfor en ny virkelighed drevet af digitaliseret revolution. De gode nyheder er at dine konkurrenter…
  • Silicon Valley tour

    dite
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Digital changes ...: InspirationBanner Image: Link: http://www.innovationlab.dk/da/blog/behind-scenes-2015-silicon-valley
  • Fra organisation til organisme

    12 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Fra organisation til organismeNed er det nye op. Small is the next big thing. Gør din organisation organisk og smidig nok til at følge markedet, kunderne og udviklingen. Det har vi gjort i Innovation Lab, og vi vender aldrig tilbage.  Industrialiseringen handlede om at skalere volumen op for at få priserne ned. Desværre skalerede organisationerne også med, så de fleste store virksomheder i dag døjer med unødvendige mængder bureaukrati, fremmedgørende og ulogiske systemer, demotiverende mellemlederlag og ødelæggende fokus på politik og egenvinding. Jeg besøgte for nylig…
  • Krisen er ovre - Der er bare nye spilleregler

    Rasmus
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Krisen er ovre - Der er bare nye spillereglerHistorisk set er der ofte kommet en stor krise forud for radikale forandringer i økonomien og i samfundet generelt. Det er ikke anderledes denne gang. Og mens en del stadig driver forretning og firma efter samme skabelon som før krisen og stadig taler om, »at når krisen er ovre så…«, så ser vi massevis af nystartede virksomhedssucceser blive til milliardforretninger i et tempo som aldrig før. Fx er både det amerikanske taxa-alternativ Uber og hotel-alternativet Airbnb vurderet til skyhøje summer og har begge fuldstændig revolutioneret…
 
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • Inky Fingers

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

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

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

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

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    This week we attended the programme launch of the 49th Brighton Festival. We’ve just finished creating this year’s campaign for guest director, author, Ali Smith and the team at Brighton Festival. This builds on our rebrand of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival in 2013, and last year’s ‘black sheep’ for guest director Hofesh Shechter. This year’s image was inspired by Ali Smith’s words and thoughts on her themes for the festival. She says ‘Imagine the world seen from the eye of a bird’, and talks specifically about swifts as they migrate to the UK in May’. We thought…
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  • Top Ten Ways to Reduce Laser Cutting Costs – Tip #6

    Guy Blashki
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Avoid Double Lines When objects are positioned side-by-side, a double cutting line can result if there is an overlap. This means that the laser will cut the same section twice – which means you’ll pay double as well! To stop this from happening, take a moment to go through your design file and make sure that there are no shared lines or overlaps. For more about avoiding double lines and how to fix them, the Ponoko Making Guides provide all the info you need. You’ll find comprehensive Starter Kits for Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDRAW and AutoCAD. Remember that with…
  • Laser cut junk

    Sam
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:23 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #220 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser cut card from Bielyse. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, half a man, and to flamingos… Above is a laser cut stainless Johnny Eck (The Half Man) necklace from Fable and Fury. Above are laser cut acrylic plant stakes from  6 By 6 Arts. Posted in Functional Art + Objects, Jewellery, Laser Cut Acrylic, Laser Cut Metal, Laser Cutting, Sam Tanis by Sam | No Comments
  • Laser cut smoke

    Sam
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #219 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser cut zebra wood vaporizer box from Michael’s Handmade. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, circuits and charging stations… Above are laser cut acrylic Android: Netrunner tokens from Board Games Factory. Above is a (CNC’d?) plywood charging station and organizer from Ola Di Clocks. Posted in CNC Routing, Electronics + Robotics, Functional Art + Objects, Inventions, Laser Cut Acrylic, Laser Cut Wood, Laser Cutting,…
  • New Homepage Launched

    Dan Devorkin
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Announcing version one of our new homepage. We’ve given the front page of our site a facelift, with the goal of providing newcomers an easier way of learning about who we are and what we do. This is version one: Next we’ll be unveiling a new & improved materials catalog and an updated Ponoko showroom. If you haven’t already, take a moment to check out our new home page. We would love it if you took a moment to share your thoughts. What works? What needs improvement? What are you hoping to see in version two? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks! Posted in Ponoko…
  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #6

    Guy Blashki
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Business cards with just the key details When exchanging business cards with someone, what information about you do they really need? In a world where connected devices are within reach at all times, perhaps your most critical info is your online presence. Gabe Ferreira reduced his key details down to a personal website address and then maxed out the text to fill the area of a traditional business card. In his own words: “…there is no distinction between content and material. The cards are more durable and cheaper to produce than most “premium” business cards.”…
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  • Making Design Details

    brian
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Design Details, as a concept, is now over a year old. As a sort of public journal entry, I’d love to quickly tell the story of how this small kernel of an idea became larger than I could have ever imagined. Read the Full Story on Medium
  • Design Details: Tumblr for iOS

    brian
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    I must admit up front that I never hopped on board the Tumblr train during its meteoric rise these past few years. While I’ve taken a fair stab at setting up a few blogs, I could never quite get the app to stick with me in the same way that a personal WordPress site (or even Medium) has been able to do. That being said, I think Tumblr is one of the coolest apps in the world right now with world-class design and an extremely polished end-product. The Tumblr website is a beautiful thing in and of itself, so be sure to check that out if you’re looking for web design inspiration. But…
  • Design Details: Instagram for iOS

    brian
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:17 am
    Ah, Instagram. I’ll venture a guess that 99% of folks reading this have used Instagram at some point in their lives. It’s the app that changed the way we share photos with friends and followers and in a few short years has become a key tool in the app-arsenal of more than 300,000,000 people. Instagram is one of the most beautifully designed apps in the world. That’s my opinion, of course, although it would be quite the challenge to argue against the product’s unrelenting focus on keeping it simple. Other apps in the photos space emphasize features and technology while…
  • Teaser

    brian
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Things are ramping up for the Design Details Podcast! The past few weeks we’ve been getting organized, testing our equipment, scheduling with guests, enabling our feeds and prepping the website for launch. The barrier to entry for podcasting is so low right now, but it’s taking a surprising amount of front-loading to get things ready for our debut in January! This post is just a little teaser recording we put together in order to get the feed live in the iTunes store. The first full episode of Design Details is set to go live on January 5th, 2015. The first guest we’ll be…
  • Design Details: Android Lollipop Pt. 1

    brian
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    I missed some of the awkward “coming-of-age” years on the Android platform with Honeycomb (3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) and Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3). My first true experience with Android was earlier this year on KitKat 4.4. The OS was nice, and not too jarring of a change from iOS 7 (at the time), but several quirks in the software made it impossible for me to fully abandon the Apple ecosystem. This month’s release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, however, feels like it could be the tipping point. There are a lot of really amazing features that Android brings to the table…
 
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • Buy Youtube likes

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Buy Cheap Youtube Views, Youtube Comments, Video likes, Subscribers from buylikesandviews. Boost Your Youtube View count & get viral. We works on social media marketing campaigns
  • Woocommerce Authorize.net Payment Gateway

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Research prove that the more payment methods are available on your website the more website’s reliability is improved. Offering a payment gateway so popular and easy to integrate such as Authorize.net is a warranty for users in terms of reliability and accessibility. It becomes a reason to make them feel comfortable in your website and loyalise them more and more.
  • Top 15 WordPress Interview Questions and Answers

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.
  • Facebooks’s React Native radically simplifies app development

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Facebook fans and app-development enthusiasts can at last rejoice: the company’s much-hyped, and recently announced, framework project was unveiled yesterday at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference. React Native is a radical departure from how mobile, UI app development is usually done.
  • CSS Sans: a font made with CSS only

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    One Japanese web developer, Yusuke Sugomori, took CSS much further with his experiments. He designed a full font using HTML and CSS only.
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Goodyear Print Campaign by Zombie Studio

    Matt Watts
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Cool print campaign for Goodyear / Leo Burnett by São Paulo, Brazil – based Zombie Studio. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Casa Mororó by studio mk27

    Matt Watts
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Located in a mountainous region in Campos do Jordão, Brazil, this beautiful residence was designed in 2015 by studio mk27. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • NINJA GIFTER Tee Design by Yannick Bouchard

    tvj
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    The Front & Back challenge winner is here! 124 designs / 1 printed design / 19,275 votes placed THE CHALLENGE WAS Submit a design for the front and back of a tee. Front design + back design = double awesome. Whether you’re coming or going, your next tee design is about to knock the socks off everyone in the room. Your challenge is to create a front and back design for a tee. Use the front and back of the tee to inspire you to plant yourself in front of the mirror, twirl in circles, and wallow for hours at the awesomeness of a design that’s double the fun. Check out more on…
  • The WOOD.b Bike by BSG

    sergeyursu
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Strasbourg-based BSG in collaboration with Thibaut Malet created a bike made of wood called WOOD.b. Via Hyper Inspiration Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Tomar Hill House by Contaminar Arquitectos

    Dany Barzsina
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Tomar Hill House was designed by Contaminar Arquitectos as a holiday home. It is located in Tomar, Portugal, enjoying the magnificent surrounding landscape. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • This Is Your Brain On Drugs—Minimalist Posters by Meaghan Li

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

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    The creative mind is like the human body. Creativity by Alex Norris Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some creativity exercises would ensure that your brain remains sharp enough for you to do your projects effectively. Aside from that, it’s inevitable that you will run into a creative block where it would seem that your fountain of creativity has run out. Doing some light Photoshop manipulation or even doodling will help getting you back in the zone. I’ve listed some mini design exercises you can do to get…
  • 9 Generic Logotypes You Should Avoid When Designing A Logo

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the most crucial aspects of designing a logo is making elements reflect what the company really is. But there are times when we as designers get influenced with current design trends. It may be caused by false inspiration, unintentional plagiarism, or just a plain result of the changing design times. In a previous article, we talked about the generic logo that we are all too tired of seeing. Graphic designer Giovanni Todini curated a list of logo cliches most run-of-the-mill designers use.  Logos using Trajan font cut by an arc or the use of graph icons for finance-type firms are all…
  • Illustrator Turns Your Deepest Fears Into Cute Comics

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    They are called intrusive thoughts—disruptive fantasies of anger, hate, and most of all, fear. In psychology, intrusive thoughts are negative ideas that’re automatic, frequent, upsetting or distressing, and difficult to control or get rid of. They are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorders and depression, but they can be experienced by all of us. And now, this guy illustrates them. Los Angeles-based artist Fran Krause is an animator. He is currently faculty in the Character Animation Program at CalArts, creator of several cartoons, and he’s the guy who draws the Deep…
  • The 7 Original Godzilla Posters by Noriyoshi Ohrai

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Godzilla is one monster, or kaiju, we all recognize from childhood. He is one of the most recognizable icons of Japaneses popular culture, and is the face of Japanese kaiju film subgenre Last year, Godzilla was featured in an American film and retells his origin as an ancient alpha predator whose existence was hidden by the US government since the 50s. The film’s poster was surprisingly subtle in contrast to the original Godzilla posters from the 80s. There’s gritty reboots for you, I guess. With vivid and bright colors, Noriyoshi Orai’s original posters portray a more…
 
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  • Daily Inspiration #2039

    AoiroStudio
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo AoiroStudio Designspiration.net Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the tweet. FromUpNorth Send your RAWZ suggestions via…
  • Tokyo by Night by Masashi Wakui

    AoiroStudio
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    The city of Tokyo, Japan is one the most wanted places to visit in the World. I haven't had the chance to go visit yet and the series Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui surely doesn't help as well. But his street photography of the eerie alleys of nocturnal Tokyo does captivate the beauty of its neon and vibrant colour palette. All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by Masashi Wakui All Rights by…
  • Mesmerizing Artworks by Noah Bradley

    PauloGabriel
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Nothing better than checking an amazing set of artworks by a very talented person, like Kiwi artist Noah Bradley. He comes up with some very detailed pieces, very stylish and tasteful. Check it out below! Here you can see some of Noah's fantastic artworks. How great are these? I would say: pretty great. But of course these are a only a few of his pieces. For more of these, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. He'll definitely enjoy the attention! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) Tags: illustrationconcept artPauloGabriel's blog
  • Street Art for Children

    paul0v2
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    The Museum of Childhood in London created a project where they mapped the streets of London with artworks by many different artist with the theme ""See the world through a child's eye". Check it out! For more info visit mocseetheworld.com/. by MICK MARSTON by ANDREW RAE by KATE SUTTON by GREG ABBOTT by SERGE SEIDLITZ by MARTA ORZEL by THIAGO DE MORAES by SERGE SEIDLITZ by ANDY CLOUGH by ANDY CLOUGH by ALAN WILSON by THIAGO DE MORAES by PAUL PATEMAN by ROB FLOWERS by ROB FLOWERS by ALAN WILSON by SERGIO MORA by DALATANDO ALMEIDA by ANDY CLOUGH by ANDY CLOUGHTags: street…
  • Into the Wild Illustration

    abduzeedo
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    We were overwhelmed by this piece of work by the uber talented Xavier Casalta. 380 hours of work, more than six million handmade dots and the result, pointillism at its absolute best. The amount of time and energy is evident in this meticulously crafted work of art not to mention the astute attention to detail. We hope you appreciate as much as we do and be sure to check out Xavier's store for limited edition prints available for purchase: www.casaltaxavier.bigcartel.com. For more information about Xavier check out http://casaltaxavier.com/…
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  • How To Prepare Your Artwork for Special Print Effects

    Chris Spooner
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s every print designer’s dream to work on a project that involves special print effects. Varnishes, fluorescents, foils and embossing are just some examples of cool finishes that can be applied by industrial printing companies, but the added cost makes these projects quite a rarity. If you’re lucky enough to have an adventurous client, or you’re feeling flush and want to splash out on some top quality personal prints, follow along with this guide to learn about the different special print finishes available and how to prepare your print artwork to accommodate them.
  • The Atomic Age Print Kit for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today is a great day to be an Access All Areas member! Dustin Lee from RetroSupply has kindly donated the popular Atomic Age Print Kit for members to download. It’s a powerful PSD that allows you to create authentic halftone and textured ink overlays with one click! What’s more, this comprehensive pack comes with 2 bonuses; The Atomic Age Refill pack contains additional textures, and a full set of high resolution Atomic Halftone Brushes. To round off the pack, it also includes handy instructions and a video tutorial to show you exactly how to apply the effects to your own work.
  • Video Tutorial: Painted Watercolor Effect in Photoshop

    Chris Spooner
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    In today’s video tutorial I explain how to create a realistic painted watercolor effect in Photoshop. We’ll use a variety of filters to replicate the mottled appearance of real life watercolour paintings. This technique works particularly well with landscape images, which are also a popular subject for real life watercolour paintings. If you want to save some time, check out my free Artistic Photo Effect Actions, which includes a ready made script for this watercolour effect, along with other painted, inked and sketched styles. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The…
  • 1000s of Vector Graphics for Every Design Situation

    Chris Spooner
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vector graphics are a life saver for designers. When deadlines are fast approaching there’s no time to tediously illustrate design elements by hand, or frantically search the web for rare illustrations. Having a library of quality resources allows you to copy & paste ready made elements straight into your designs to quickly produce stunning artwork with all the fun and none of the stress. There’s currently a fantastic opportunity to grab a comprehensive collection of vector graphics from Design Cuts. The Creative Vectors Bundle contains 1000s of varied vector elements,…
  • How To Create Abstract Geometric Photo Collage Art

    Chris Spooner
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Since posting this showcase of inspiring artwork combining geometry & photography back in 2014 I’ve wanted to give this trendy style of art a try myself. I finally sat down with Illustrator & Photoshop and devised a method of transforming a photograph into an abstract collage of geometric shapes. We’ll begin with Illustrator to build up a series of geometric lines, then cut up an image in Photoshop to create an interesting composition. A series of textures and curves adjustments will then help give the design a trendy retro style with plenty of processed colours and grain.
 
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  • Spin: The University for the Creative Arts Identity

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

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

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

    Antonio Carusone
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Flywheel is a managed WordPress hosting platform built specifically for designers and creative agencies. Flywheel makes it easy to build, launch, and manage client sites with its easy-to-use dashboard built from the ground up for the modern web designer. As a managed host, Flywheel takes the headache out of hosting by providing nightly backups, caching, blazing-fast load times, simple billing transfer to clients, and an expert support team. Flywheel helps thousands of designers across the world launch projects every day. For a product tour and more info, check out Flywheel today. Interested…
  • Visuelle Edition 3

    Antonio Carusone
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    The third installment of Visuelle Edition is here. It’s a printed showcase of some of the work featured on the site over the past year. It never disappoints. Pre-sale will starts today and it will begin shipping on the Feb 16th Feb. Order your copy here.
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  • Modern Apollo House Designs with Black and White Interior

    Author
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:59 pm
    There is no significant meaning of Apollo but, through look around these entire beautiful Apollo house landscaping we can see that this house is similar with mountain house concept. This modern Apollo house design is similar with the mountain house but, there is still some different between those two Apollo house and mountain house. The Apollo house is can be build on city space or in suburban house too while the mountain house is mostly places close to the mountain or on the hillside. The nice back yard landscaping that we can see in this living space is show the combination of modern and…
  • Modern Suburban House Design with Wooden Architectural

    Author
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    This minimal view spiral staircase planner becomes one of the most attractive side of this modern suburban house design. That unusual application is show the contradiction style of the design of the house and the house application inside out. The landscape of this house is simple while the performance of the spiral staircase is dynamic and shows the unique harmony between the main design of the house and the furnishing system of the house. Spiral staircase is looking shocking and gives a modular look for the house space. That spiral staircase system is the great shocking application…
  • Great Mountain Himalayas House Designs with Green and Clean Exterior

    Author
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    When we are looking down into this mountain Himalayas house design, our mind will thought about something calm, decorative, comfortable, and full of peace. The green and clean Himalayas mountain house exterior that cover almost the whole side space of this house is totally inviting and the designer use the high window system so that event we are in the inside space of the house, we still can keep an eye for the outside space. is that sound great, isn’t it? [via] If we are look out the great mountain stone material ideas material, we will see the mountain stone as the main material of this…
  • Modern Hanging Flower Planters Design as Home Accessory Ideas

    Author
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Welcome to the inspiring world and let’s find out something new. This hanging flower planters design is one of the new inspiring stuff that we can apply. The unique design of these planters will embrace our home space and this stuff is suitable for those who want to have an indoor garden but they don’t have enough space. The hanging flower planter’s inspirations that we can see in this site are totally nice and recommended, so don’t feel shy or hesitate to try and apply. [via] Actually, if we are looking down into the line side of this stuff, we will see the combination of glass and…
  • Modern Eco-Friendly Indoor Planters Designs

    Author
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Look at this eco-friendly indoor planter’s garden! The whole design of those eco-friendly indoor planters is awesome event the design is simple. The main point of this indoor garden planter is tried to combine the neutral color style of the planters with the colorful style of the plant. Thismodern indoor planter design will decorate our house naturally and we can try to focus on other furnishing style for our house side. Be ourselves probably will be the main spirit of this planter’s decoration. [via]   If we are looking down into the down line style of this simple pots and planters…
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  • 10 gorgeous stamp design

    Sabina Hona
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    A stamp with your personal logo makes you feel like a professional and justifies you have carefully worked on the projects. It’s always great to have own stamp with personal logo. That is why today we have a collection of 10 gorgeous stamp designs for your inspiration which are available below! 1. The Hat Shop […] The post 10 gorgeous stamp design appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. 10 old-fashioned vintage fonts This fabulous font bundle features 10 high […] The post Design deals for the week appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Inspiring graphic design work: 10 gorgeous examples

    Mirko
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Good graphic design work takes time and effort for the designers who produce it, but it can be the best source of inspiration for others. In this post I have gathered ten examples of high-quality graphic design work. Make sure that you ask yourself what makes the work good for each design you’ll see in […] The post Inspiring graphic design work: 10 gorgeous examples appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 15 optical illusions that will blow your mind

    Sabina Hona
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Sometimes the human brain gets confused with the illusions at a first glance. Below we have 15 optical illusions which will appear something else if you keep staring continued. Have a look at them below! 1. Giant 3D globe It seems like a giant 3D globe, but it’s different in actual. It’s completely flat instead. […] The post 15 optical illusions that will blow your mind appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Minding my own business: newspaper cutouts by Yuken Teruya

    Mirko
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    Japanese artist Yuken Teruya found inspiration in a New York Times article to title this artistic project. To express his feelings about the articles he reads, he cuts out little sprouts out of the articles’ images, thus building his own little newspaper garden. The post Minding my own business: newspaper cutouts by Yuken Teruya appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
 
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  • Congratulations Heuvelton CSD!

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

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

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

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

    SEI Design Group
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Congratulations to Carthage Central School District.  District voters approved an $11.9 million capital improvement project. The scope of work addresses safety and security, technology infrastructure and general maintenance issues at several of the district’s buildings.
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  • Disney’s Bambi starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johsnon

    Pony
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Saturday Night live doesn’t always deliver but when The Rock shows up The Rock delivers.  Check out the new live action Disney verison of Bambi with a bit of a twist. The post Disney’s Bambi starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johsnon appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Monday Morning Memories

    Pony
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    If you grew up watching Disney movies this sexy princess looking bikini babe is a dream come true. The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Happy Heather Crook

    Pony
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Heather Crook looking very happy and sexy at the same time. The post Happy Heather Crook appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • These Pets Seem Guilty

    Pony
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    You believe this mess?  Can’t you run a broom this place before you lock me in? The post These Pets Seem Guilty appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Kia Drayton

    Pony
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Very sexy Kia Drayton in some very tiny outfits. The post Kia Drayton appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • + Renovation And An Addition To The Bal House by Terry&Terry Architecture

    Merilin
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This project is an addition to and remodel of an existing mid century ranch house. It was designed for a retired couple, who desired a single-story home with open, accessible space. The addition, located in the rear garden area, is connected to the original structure by way of a transparent hallway that allows the garden to extend into the core of the house. The addition comprises two floating volumes. The first is the bedroom wing/volume, which is located on the west side of the house. The existing bedroom volume was extended toward the rear in the form of a wood tube to accommodate an…
  • Two Hulls House by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

    Merilin
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    This project is situated in a glaciated, coastal landscape, with a cool maritime climate. The geomorphology of the site consists of granite bedrock and boulder till, creating pristine white sand beaches, and turquoise waters. The two pavilions float above the shoreline like two ship’s hulls up on cradles for the winter, forming protected outdoor places both between and under them. This is a full-time home for a family of four; consisting of a ‘day pavilion’ and a ‘night pavilion’. One approaches from the understated land side between the abstract, library ends of…
  • Casa Redux by Studio MK27

    Daily Icon
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Casa Redux, by Studio MK27
  • Casa das Gerais by Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados

    Merilin
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados says the concept of this project came from the desire that this house would have plenty of space for contemplation. First the house was aiming to host and expose a collection of contemporary art, and second, because the local area is blessed with spectacular scenery, it should be brought into the house in all the rooms, and especially the kitchen because food is also a focus of interest of the owner. Casa das Gerais, Nova Lima, Brazil, by Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados Photography by Gustavo Xavier
  • Drawer Table by Ineke Hans for Arco

    Merilin
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Homes no longer follow the lounge + dining room + kitchen formula. The various living uses flow into each other more and more, which puts different demands on the furniture. Tables in particular have to be multi-talented; they not only have to be a traditional kitchen table but a desk, work bench, meeting place and dining table as well… and sometimes all at the same time. The Drawer table is one of those all-rounders. It looks like a simple, modern table, but it hides an impressive secret: virtually invisible drawers that are small enough to not have to compromise on leg room and big enough…
 
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  • Music Video: Florence and the Machine “St Jude”

    Jeff
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    Another stunning video off of Florence and the Machine’s latest, this one’s for “St Jude”, directed by Vincent Haycock. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: Florence and the Machine “St Jude” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Seren Morgan Jones

    Jeff
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Paintings by London-based artist Seren Morgan Jones. More images below.View the whole post: Seren Morgan Jones over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Skate Video of the Day: “Side One” by Antosh Cimoszko

    Jeff
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    Chill vibes from Vancouver, Side One by Antosh Cimoszk. Watch it below.View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: “Side One” by Antosh Cimoszko over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Sam Friedman x Case Studyo “Happy Place” Handwoven Rug

    Jeff
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Love this rug. Artist Sam Friedman collaborated with Belgium-based Case Studyo (I love everything these guys produce) on a handwoven rug based on one of his paintings. They’re releasing an edition of 12 rugs. Couple more images below.View the whole post: Sam Friedman x Case Studyo “Happy Place” Handwoven Rug over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Inspiration Overload of the Day: The Crazy Inventions of Dominic Wilcox

    Jeff
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    “The Reinvention of Normal” is a fantastic little profile of artist, inventor, designer Dominic Wilcox. In the image above you can see a device he invented which allows him to use his right ear to hear what’s on his left, and use his left ear to hear what’s on his right. This is just one of the many brilliantly silly inventions he created as part of a project to make something creative every day for 30 days. Other creations include: toothbrush maracas, an umbrella that waters plants, and a soccer ball that mixes a smoothie.I like to keep videos like this bookmarked…
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  • New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

    Kristine Lofgren
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Read the rest of New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cedar shutters, environmentally friendly design, green architecture, green design, guest house architecture, guest house designs, guests houses, natural home, New Zealand architecture, New Zealand guest house, small homes, Team Green Architects, Wakatipu guest house
  • Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

    Charley Cameron
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    As part of their ambitious plan to bring internet connectivity to the estimated 5 billion people who are currently unable to access the internet, Facebook plans to conduct tests of a solar-powered drone that is the size of a commercial airliner. The drone is designed to beam internet signal to communities currently outside the reach of conventional cellular data networks, and could ultimately stay aloft for months, if not years, at a time. Read the rest of Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cellular…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

    Kristine Lofgren
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Lowering your carbon footprint at home depends on limiting your electricity usage, since electricity accounts for the majority of residential carbon emissions. If you can’t move to wind or solar, your best option is finding ways to reduce how much electricity you use. This infographic provides a wealth of tips for lowing your carbon footprint at home and may save you a little cash in the process. How low can you go? Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions, home carbon emissions, home carbon…
  • Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

    Lucy Wang
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Read the rest of Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "eVolo", Bio-Pyramid, bio-pyramid skyscraper, condensation trip, desertification, egypt, eVolo 2015 skyscraper competition, evolo skyscraper competition, great pyramids, microclimate, mixed-use, pyramid, Sahara desert, vertical farming
  • North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

    Lidija Grozdanic
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Read the rest of North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable homes, bike lanes, BREEAM excellence, eco town, eco-village, Green Cities, green transportation, low income housing, North West Bicester, rainwater harvesting, UK sustainable architecture, zero carbon architecture, zero carbon home
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  • TF1 Bumpers – 2015

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

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

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

    John Dickinson
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Making It Look Great host Rob Redman explains how to model more efficiently, using a simple tool for custom commands. No need to go hunting for the right icon anymore.
  • Cinema 4D Quick Tip 1

    John Dickinson
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Making It Look Great host Rob Redman explains how to model and lay out your Cinema 4D scenes more efficiently, using a couple of options you may not have known about.
 
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  • Jam of Cane sugar and Fresh Figs

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

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

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

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

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    This is a saturday post that connects to projects in the garden. It also connects to a joy in making, watering, seeing plants grow and engaging with sustainability (albeit in a desultory fashion – but thats okay). We have been composting food scraps for two years and today it was the day to remove the compost bin enclosure and reveal the compost. Of the three bins, the top of one was still fresh, another had a few plants growing (a pumpkin and some money-plants). The base was rife with earthworms. When you see earthworms in compost you feel thats healthy compost. If you like to see…
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    Culturepush

  • Banner Shuffle: YingXian. A

    Michele Adriaens
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    “An artist slump is only temporary; the passion for what we do should stay forever. That is something we should be constantly reminded of when making art, to listen to our heart.” – YingXian. A
  • Spotted! Nicole Tan

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    I came across Nicole Tan’s work when I was oggling at the ADM GRAD SHOW Facebook page. The 23-year-old has versatile talents including illustrating, painting and amateur photography. She transitioned into graphic design three years ago after entering NTU ADM. “The transition process has been pretty difficult and in fact it is still ongoing. Art and design are completely different elements; design requires you to step out of the self. Despite the challenges, I do still thoroughly enjoy it.” More of Nicole’s work in her behance portfolio.
  • Spotted! Nico Lim

    Michele Adriaens
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Nico Lim is a 22-year-old Graphic Designer/student working on her degree at the London College Of Communications. The featured project is Nico’s submission to the YCN European Student Awards, for the artisan paper company Fedrigoni, and takes inspiration from the movie Interstellar and the theory of Black Holes. Nice!
  • Random Blends 2015 : Inter (_____)

    Michele Adriaens
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:01 am
    Scrap Snag by Lim Ying Hao Vincent, Darius Foo Tsien Wei, Janell Tan Shi En and Lee Gim Koon. With the efficient government taking over the role of recycling old items and keeping the city clean, Karang-Guni men increasingly face difficulties in sustaining their livelihoods. Scrap Snag is an interactive role-playing game that allows players to compete against “government personnel” by bringing recyclable ideas back to the “central recycle station” under a time limit. The Loneley Flag by Ng Kwok Yang Paul The Lonely Flag is a short excerpt that seeks to reflect the changing attitudes…
  • Spotted! Alexa Ong

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Delightful illustrations from art director and self-taught illustrator, Alexa Ong. Each image in her Lítill Skógur (Little Forest) series is inspired by mystical ecosystems, and manages to tell a unique little story about Alexa’s desire to dwell in a forest, far away from reality. This is the second series produced under Alexa’s Wood&Lead brand, combining her craft and storytelling skills in an attempt to bring a pinch of her magic to the masses. I wouldn’t half mind living in the little house under the bell jar depicted in the botanical tea towel. Care to join me?
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    The Dieline

  • Mustache & Blackbird

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Mustache and Blackbird introduces a new way of looking at snacks. By enlisting the help of Agência BUD, they were able to create clean packaging with an urban edge. A combination of photography overlayed with graphic elements gives the product an airiness which in turn amplifies health food.   Designed by Agência BUDCountry: Brazil         Related Posts:Murphy's Farm MarketPure Crispy Clusters 
  • SACHETTE

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    For those who are always on the move but don't want to sacrifice having good skin. SACHETTE is here to the rescue. A mini cosmetic care package that can easily be stored in the smallest of crevices. Designed by Maria Aksyuta, small sachette or sample packets are dressed in floral.  "Complete and comprehensive skin care in any situation? It is possible! Perfectly selected collection of cosmetics is in front of you. Cosmetics you can always take with you. All your skin needs is constant care and attention." "We offer unique and modern products in a compact sachet package, which…
  • CbyB: Chocolates by Brigaderia

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    There's an art to creating the perfect box for a collection of chocolates and Casa Rex has it down with these stunning designs. Chocolate morsels are packaged in rectangular and cylinder containers decked out in colorful abstract shapes and etched drawings. Each image creates a narrative in relation to specific flavor combinations. "Casa Rex, the multi-awarded international design consultancy with offices in São Paulo and London, has developed the visual identity and packaging for CbyB, the first range of chocolates by Brigaderia, the Brazilian confectionary boutique specialising…
  • Papak

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    This wine has all the class with a bit of humor. Studio Cuculić takes the brand's name, Papak, meaning pig toes, and illustrates a well-dress hog holding a glass of wine in reference. Papak ( eng. Pigs toes) wine brand is new on Croatian market. The Suriname of a producer is very unusual and a lot of people would never use it for their brand, but we find the way to take advantage of it as long as this is so strange and everyone would remember it.  Designed by Studio CuculićCountry: CroatiaDesigner: Vanja Cuculić Illustrator: Franka Tretinjak…
  • Santé Hot Cocoa

    Elizabeth Freeman
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    A colorful collection of hot cocoa appears in Massachusetts stores as the new contender. Packaged by Lakuna Design, rich cocoa packets are stored in perforated boxes with an overhead shot of the beverage. "Cocoa Santé is a new instant hot cocoa product recently launched from Arlington, MA. The company's distinctive take on hot cocoa centers on four blends each inspired by cocoa use throughout history. Each package was designed to reflect its respective blend's flavor profile and cultural connection by use of color and pattern. And speaking of color, the packaging palette is…
 
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    Cool Material

  • The New ‘Mad Max’ Trailer is Insane

    Mike Newman
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    If the first couple of Mad Max: Fury Road trailers got you excited for the movie’s May 15 release, the latest will have you waiting in line for tickets. The most revealing trailer yet highlights the Wild West dystopian feel George Miller so artfully crafted. And seeing as how trying to describe Mad Max is a fool’s errand, we’ll let you just sit back and watch this insanity yourself.
  • 20% Off Custom Adidas

    Ben Dahl
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
  • McLaren Entry-Level Supercar Revealed

    Kevin McCauley
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Okay, before you get too excited, remember this is still a McLaren—meaning it ain’t gonna be cheap. The McLaren 570S, named for the precise amount of horsepower its twin turbo V8 spits out, is the first of the McLaren Sports Series models. Sharing much of the DNA of its more powerful (and expensive) brothers, the 570S does 0 to 60 in just over 3 seconds. A breezy 124 mph comes and goes in a scant 9.5 seconds on its way ...
  • Lincoln Continental Concept

    Kevin McCauley
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Since 1939, the Lincoln Continental has been synonymous with American luxury. Big American luxury that, unfortunately, came to an end in 2002. That changes now. Making its debut at the NYIAS, Lincoln is bringing back the Continental as its flagship model. Taking inspiration from the Continental heritage, designers have created this concept to be a new symbol of American luxury. And there’s no doubt this is a Lincoln. Just look at the new grille, with the Lincoln logo merged into ...
  • 10 New Books You Should Know

    Mike Newman
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next great book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so it helps to know what’s worth your time. Here are a handful of new titles we think deserve a space on your eReader or on your nightstand. The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro Predicting what the next Kazuo Ishiguro book will be like is a ...
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    dsgnWrld

  • A New Concept Bathroom

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    Bathrooms in many homes are usually designed to suit a standard size and look. People may sometimes think that the bathroom is simply a box shaped room in the home with plain white and stainless steel fixtures. Most bathrooms that we know also have that classic tiled appearance on the floor and the walls. Although […] The post A New Concept Bathroom appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Bringing a Touch of Spring to Your Home

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    As the long winter months stretch on, it may feel as if spring is never going to get here. You may not be able to control the weather, but you can give your home a makeover with simple changes. Add a breath of fresh air to your home and make it seem like your living […] The post Bringing a Touch of Spring to Your Home appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Headboard an important for Decor

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Headboards in general are an important element in any bedroom’s décor. They add style and they complete the room. Headboards are considered an important part in bedroom design because they work as head and back cushions, and give a very elegant look to your room. Not only does a solid headboard look great, but it […] The post Headboard an important for Decor appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Ideas for a 2 Bedroom Home

    admin
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Having a small apartment can be a drag when it comes to implementing the desired interior design idea. The size of a home can have a big impact on the design choices that make sense for that space. Even if two homeowners have similar sensibilities, their homes will take on very different styles if one […] The post Ideas for a 2 Bedroom Home appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Which sofa is the right choice?

    admin
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Which sofa is the right choice? On any list of home comforts, the living room sofa secures the second most important place, right after choice of bed. When assessing what sort of sofa you’ll need, style, comfort and practicality will all influence your decision. So: where to begin? Here are some ways to find the perfect […] The post Which sofa is the right choice? appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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    DesignApplause

  • salone del mobile plans to set the bar extra high on the 2015 edition.

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

    PRand
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    sxsw keynote plows into the plight of driverless cars. “catastrophically imperfect”. via washington post [RK]
  • happy birthday mies vander rohe. 1886 — 1969

    PRand
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    above> the 2012 google doodle on mies’ 126th birthday. the year before executive director, justine jentes, asked to no avail for a doodle on the 125th. This year’s annual Mies Birthday Party features a special installation toasting Mies’ genius with SHOW ROOMS, which will be created in S. R. Crown Hall by top emerging designers and inspired by the timeless design of Mies furniture. Emcee Lee Bey—former architecture critic of WBEZ and the Chicago Sun Times—will introduce you to the featured designers: Stephen Burks (DSGN ’92), Stephen Burks Man Made Katherine Darnstadt…
  • museum design week 2015 on twitter.

    PRand
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Follow the 2015 MuseumWeek news from all over the world on [ Twitter ]
  • discover design & gia awards winners. housewares 2015.

    PRand
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    ‘Discover Design’ is five years old in 2015 and is a destination of more than 100 design-centric exhibitors from around the world. The confines includes the ‘Discover Design Gallery’ featuring the products submitted for the gia awards; ‘Design Debut’, an incubator program within Discover Design, featuring 10 new companies; and the Discover Design Lounge with Wine Bar and Café. In 2015 over 270 entries were viewed by 20 judges to select the 2015 gia awards winners: [ best Collection Design ] global honoree That! inventions > heat THAT! finalists Iittala >…
 
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth

    Collecting Design
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, the headline exhibition for Chatsworth in 2015, opens on Saturday 28 March 2015. Encouraging new insights into the historic house, the exhibition incorporates leading contemporary designs, alongside the private collections of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. read more
  • W-House by Uchida Architect Design Office

    Collecting Design
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 am
    W-House is a weekend residence for a husband and a wife who loves to go climbing. It stands on east facing slope inside a national park, where grand nature can be viewed in all directions. read more
  • Hauser & Wirth Somerset Launches the Radić Pavilion at Durslade Farm

    Collecting Design
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    From March 21 2015 Hauser & Wirth Somerset present the Radić Pavilion at Durslade Farm, Bruton. Designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, this unique structure was first unveiled as the Serpentine Gallery 2014 Pavilion. read more
  • 'Five to Life – A Very Serious Reenactment' at Volume Gallery

    Collecting Design
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:08 am
    Volume Gallery is pleased to announce its 5 year anniversary show Five to Life – A Very Serious Reenactment, opening March 13th 2015. read more
  • Paul Belmondo Museum by Chartier-Corbasson Architects

    Collecting Design
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    Built in the 18th century, the Chateau Buchillot at Boulogne-Billancourt consists of a main building with two wings opening onto a main courtyard. It is a historic monument, located in Edmond-de-Rothschild Park. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Lotta Nieminen

    Carole Guevin
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, she was nominated for Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the Art & Style category. Excellent portfolio.
  • Vincent Mahé

    Carole Guevin
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Are illustrators social comentators, per se? Or just making pretty images to illustrate copy? Check Vincent Mahé portfolio and decide for yourself.
  • Ophelis Docks

    Carole Guevin
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Ophelis Docks is an ingenious modular office system that comes in punchy colors and a wide array of possible configurations. Openess and privacy at the same time. Modern. Me likes.
  • Ash Thorp

    Carole Guevin
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    FITC Tokyo 2015 consists of presentations from some of the most interesting and engaging digital creators from all around the world. _______ Titles designed by Ash Thorp. View the process reel as well. Amazing.
  • Jonas Sellami

    Carole Guevin
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Jonas Sellami aka Sella, is a young designer exercising with passion in various fields. And he’s got a terrific portfolio. His design concepts are strong and unique. Someone to watch.
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    Remodelista

  • Restaurant of the Moment: Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House

    Kendra Wilson
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If there is one chef who could turn a former government tax office into an atmospheric restaurant with indoor garden, it's Skye Gyngell. After all, she made her name cooking from a shed at a plant nursery in Richmond, England. It was at Petersham Nurseries and her garden-to-plate cooking won her a Michelin star. With Skye, it's clear that there are few limits. Now installed in a proper kitchen in London's West End, her new restaurant can be found in the labyrinthine Somerset House—it's the hugely talked about and evocatively named Spring. Photography by Tom Mannion, except where noted.
  • 7 Favorites: Minimalist Brass Pendants

    Izabella Simmons
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    We've long admired the elegant industrial lighting designs of Brooklyn architects Workstead and have recently noticed that several other studios have been taking the same minimalist approach. Here are seven simple pendants with circular, beret-like crowns, all made of brass (plus one in copper).   Above: The Brass Pendant by Workstead features a 10-inch disk, a long brass rod, and a brass socket. A brass joint allows for 90 degrees of rotation, and the pendant arm is available in small (18 inches), medium (24 inches), and large (42 inches), and can be custom ordered at any…
  • Steal This Look: A Discreetly Luxe Bedroom Suite in London

    Julie Carlson
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    When Dyer Grimes Architects took on a South Kensington remodeling project for a Swiss couple living in London, they turned the top floor into a spacious bedroom suite (including a sitting room and roof terrace), with a subtle color scheme and dashes of textural luxury.  Above: The ceilings are 14 feet high, lofty enough to accommodate the dramatic Marcel Wanders–designed pendant light. Above: Crittall steel French doors lead to the bath. For bathtub ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Bathtubs.   Above: The Zeppelin Pendant Light, designed by Marcel Wanders for Flos,…
  • Minimal Furniture by David Chipperfield

    Julie Carlson
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    A new family of minimal yet vaguely rustic furniture by British architect David Chipperfield, inspired by the countryside, launches at Milan's Salone Mobile in April. Above: The collection includes the Fayland table, the Fawley bench, and the Langley stool, designed for German brand e15. Above: "The initial idea for the Fayland table came from a private project in a rural setting in England," Chipperfield's office told Dezeen. The Fayland table will be available in four lengths and in European walnut or solid oak, in oil or white pigmented surfaces, as well as in a black finish. Above: The…
  • 13 Favorite Minimalist British Kitchens

    Alexa Hotz
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    In recent months, we've seen the term "minimalism" increasingly diluted with each passing pin, social post, and tweet. One person's minimal is clearly another's cluttered nightmare, and plenty of self-proclaimed minimalists are maximalists in denial—leaving us to wonder: What does it all mean? Then there's an image of a kitchen—a really spare but healthy looking kitchen—that floats by in our busy online feed, stopping us in our tracks. The British kitchen, time and again, is a reminder that minimal need not be cold, and traditional need not be outdated. Merging the two contrasting…
 
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    frog

  • Knowledge Workers Need an Industrial Revolution

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

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

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

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

    Mark Freudenberg
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    As designers work to link these design languages together, they must also consider how to effectively combine existing mobile services. One example is frog’s partnership with GSMA, which is focused on bringing Human Centered Design to mobile agricultural products and services in emerging economies. This project will use mobile technology to increase access to information, financial services, and supply chain solutions for over 500 million smallholder farmers, in an effort to create a positive impact on the entire agricultural value chain. Whether through seamless technical integration or a…
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    Living Locurto

  • Awesome Spring Cleaning Giveaway ($1500 Value)

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

    Amy Locurto
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m excited to be partnering with Ristorante by Dr. Oetker once again this year! They have the best tasting pizzas in grocery stores, which makes getting dinner on the table quick, easy and delicious! With the thin and crispy crust, I like using this gourmet, restaurant quality pizza for party appetizers. Within minutes you can have a delicious dish for guests! I hope you enjoy these 5 Creative Ways to Serve Pizza. Today, I’m styling up some party dishes with the Pizza Speciale. I can literally eat this entire pizza myself… it’s THAT good! Topped with…
  • Easter Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries {No Bake Dessert}

    Amy Locurto
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hop on over to see how to make these simple No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries! Easter is next week and if you are planning to visit friends and family, I have the perfect dessert for you to make! I made these Easy No Bake Easter Bunny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries last year and they were a big hit when I shared them on Instagram. I’m sure your family will love them too! With strawberries, cheesecake filling and bunny graham crackers, you can have the cutest holiday dessert in no time! Add colorful Easter sprinkles over the top if you want a burst of color. These…
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Chex Party Mix

    Amy Locurto
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Let me introduce you to my new favorite no bake dessert recipe, Lemon Meringue Pie Chex Party Mix. I also like to call it Lemon Crack, because once you try it… you won’t want to stop eating it! It’s been a few months since I got my new essential oils kit, and I’m a little obsessed with the lemon oil! If you missed our amazing Lemon Crinkle Cookies, you’ll want to visit that post after reading this recipe. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons with no acid taste. Great for sensitive tummies. I’ve been mixing a few drops with…
  • No Bake Easter Treats with Peeps!

    Amy Locurto
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    One of my favorite things to do at this time of the year is to make No Bake Easter treats with my favorite candies! Peeps are always adorable to decorate treats with and so yummy too. Here are a few ideas that you can do in minutes and have the kids help you too. Racing Rabbits Easter Treats On your mark, get set, go! I’ve always wanted to make these cute Rabbit Race Car Treats for Easter. Aren’t they cute? For something so easy, they make a fabulous party table display and the kids will love them for an Easter dinner dessert or classroom treats. For an alternative to the…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Design Dilemma Solved: Conquering the Paper Clutter

    Rima Butto
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
      I got a great question from Sarah who has the popular problem of dealing with paper clutter in the office.   Sarah asks: “My entire office floor is just a sea of paper piles, mine included. How can I implement a stylish organization system that actually lasts?” With the millions of stores dedicated to organizing, you’d think messy papers would be a thing of the past – not so! In fact, it’s probably the worst problem most offices deal with. It starts because there’s never a system of organizing to begin with; so one small pile of paper becomes…
  • Give your Desk a Trendy Makeover with The Office Stylist’s Favorite Color Scheme

    Rima Butto
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    My favorite color isn’t really a secret (see: this entire website). Purple is also my favorite shade to decorate with. With few exceptions, I think every office space could use a healthy dose of color – it makes things exciting, instantly brightens up a desk, and provides some serious style. That’s why Poppin office products are my go-to when it comes to accessorizing a workspace since the site has the awesome feature of separating their products by color – and they have tons of options that are super affordable. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, I recommend giving your…
  • Olive Lane Interior’s Clean & Simple Home Office {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us. My office space is in a small landing area in the upstairs of my home. It’s where I go to write my blog posts and work on designs for clients. It’s clean, simple, and organized which helps me do my best work! Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? I’m a big Pinterest junkie and I was inspired by so many feminine designs and styles. I try to keep my home “gender neutral” but felt like my office was the perfect place to show my girlie side. I started with my white desk that I still absolutely love. It’s really versatile and…
  • Give the INSIDE of your Cabinets an Unexpected Upgrade-DIY to Try

    admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    As you know, I love a great DIY. I’m all for something that’s easy and cheap,-while giving something boring a makeover. I’ve said it a million times but I won’t do a DIY unless it’s easy as pie, so this is something that ANYONE can do, no matter their DIY skills. Today’s DIY is for the inside of my hallway cabinets. I love the idea of an added surprise/design element in an unexpected place. You can also do this on the inside of your kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, drawers, dresser drawers or anywhere else where you want a pop of color. The fabulous kit…
  • Post+Beam’s Visual-Centered Office {Office Tour}

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Describe your office space to us. It has a very minimalistic and modern feel but with feminine touches. Lots of white, silver and black features, but pops of color here and there. We played off the industrial features like exposed pipes and ductwork and concrete floors. As a small office, we wanted to make the space feel open to encourage collaborative thinking while still maintaining personal space.  Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? From racks filled with OYE, We Are Handsome, and Guria Beachwear to a beauty shelf stocked with Skinn Cosmetics, we work with a…
 
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    Naldz Graphics

  • 30 Creative Examples of Tri-Fold Brochure Designs

    Ebrian Acebedo
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    Brochures are one of the advertising or promotional materials that are used by companies and other businesses. But for this tool to be effective, it has to have a design that contains the charm that will catch the attention as well as the interest of its target audience. Additionally, it has to have the information that customers would want to know and they have to be positioned at the right place. Tri-fold type brochures are popular designs used by many due to its effectiveness and practicality. It has a generous space to put the needed details and design, but still The post 30 Creative…
  • 50 Finest WooCommerce WordPress Themes To Check Out Now

    Ronald Bien
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    WordPress is known to be one of the best blogging platforms that enables everyone to create their own website without going through laborious designing and developing. As people are getting hold of the power of the internet, the number of people using WordPress themes for their website is continuously increasing. Furthermore, people have also begun to realize how the internet can help them create their own business and earn income. That is why eCommerce themes are becoming more and more popular as many are starting their own online shop each day. In this field, WooCommerce, which is an open…
  • 30+ Examples Of Great Food Web Designs

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Food industry is probably one of the largest and most successful businesses that offer a wide variety of foods worldwide. Being a business, they need to adjust to changes in order thrive; and since a large population is now using the internet, they have adapted by creating enticing websites that offer services and information to customers and viewers. Creating a food website can be a daunting task. Everything needs to be considered including the colors, font styles, overall layout, etc. So for those who want some ideas and inspiration, we have gathered some of the best examples of Food…
  • 35 Creative Scissors Logo Design

    Mickey Javier
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    A logo can be considered as a direct extension to the identity of the company it represents. With that, it is imperative to have a great logo design that will correctly portray your company and will effectively communicate to its customers and spectators. One way to know a good design is by checking out other works and seeing some fresh ideas that you like. We can help you out with that matter by checking our many collections of logo designs that you can search here in Naldzgraphics. For now, we have compiled some of the best Scissor Logo Designs that The post 35 Creative Scissors Logo Design…
  • 30 Must-Have Vintage Fonts For Free

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    Vintage designs are one of the undying styles that still capture the approval and admiration of people. It is usually achieved by using textures, grunge patterns, and color variations. But if your vintage design includes words and typography, then one or more fitting font styles will do the trick for you to achieve the result. Here we have compiled some of the useful Vintage Fonts that we have handpicked for your easy browsing. All of these fonts are free to download and most of them are also free to be used in commercial designs. Nevertheless, be sure to check out The post 30 Must-Have…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Invites to Inbox for Google Apps Accounts are here

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

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

    derfrankie
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Great – turn your prototypes into Android Apps – very nice for initial prototype testing or find out if your assumptions are correct even before coding. https://marvelapp.com/android-app-builder/   The post Android App Builder – Marvel appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share Direct http://blog.bittorrent.com/2015/03/03/sync-2-0-skip-the-cloud-share-direct/

    derfrankie
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    I make it short. Go get it. Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share DirectWhen Sync was first conceived in a Palooza, it was a simple idea: create a tool for people to move files directly between devices. It was a little piece of magic that leveraged great technology. Th… The post Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share Direct http://blog.bittorrent.com/2015/03/03/sync-2-0-skip-the-cloud-share-direct/ appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Drunk User Testing – Test Your Site

    derfrankie
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    Everybody should test their design in "drunk" mode Drunk User Testing – Test Your SiteAbout D.U.T.. So you think you’re ready to launch? You’ve put hours into designing, testing, and implementing your new website. You’ve done focus groups, A/B testing, and random user sampling to see how your brainchild is going to perform out in the wild. Every scenario has been imagined and … The post Drunk User Testing – Test Your Site appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
 
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    Dexigner

  • LEAOS Carbon Urban E-Bike Wins 2015 Red Dot Product Design Award

    Levent Ozler
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:26 pm
    LEAOS Carbon Urban E-Bike has won the 2015 Red Dot Product Design Award. LEAOS is the first E-Bike with a consequent unbroken designline including handlebar and fork.
  • St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général

    Dexigner
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Atelier Général recently converted a duplex into a cottage for a young professional couple wishing to adapt the layout to their needs.
  • MoMu Museum Explorer

    Dexigner
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The Fashion Museum of Antwerp (MoMu) unveiled Momu Museum Explorer, an interactive wall to unlock the Museum's hidden treasures locked away in huge archives.
  • ASID Launches Business Strategy Courses for Interior Designers

    Dexigner
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has launched a new online business strategy training series.
  • The Design Competition Conference

    Dexigner
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Co-hosted with Harvard University's Graduate School of Design on April 23-24, the Design Competition Conference will assess the current state of competitions and propose ways to creatively engage broader communities, develop innovative incentives for greater designer participation, and address issues aimed at improving people's daily lives.
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Invites to Inbox for Google Apps Accounts are here

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

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

    derfrankie
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Great – turn your prototypes into Android Apps – very nice for initial prototype testing or find out if your assumptions are correct even before coding. https://marvelapp.com/android-app-builder/   The post Android App Builder – Marvel appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share Direct http://blog.bittorrent.com/2015/03/03/sync-2-0-skip-the-cloud-share-direct/

    derfrankie
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    I make it short. Go get it. Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share DirectWhen Sync was first conceived in a Palooza, it was a simple idea: create a tool for people to move files directly between devices. It was a little piece of magic that leveraged great technology. Th… The post Sync 2.0: Skip The Cloud, Share Direct http://blog.bittorrent.com/2015/03/03/sync-2-0-skip-the-cloud-share-direct/ appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Drunk User Testing – Test Your Site

    derfrankie
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    Everybody should test their design in "drunk" mode Drunk User Testing – Test Your SiteAbout D.U.T.. So you think you’re ready to launch? You’ve put hours into designing, testing, and implementing your new website. You’ve done focus groups, A/B testing, and random user sampling to see how your brainchild is going to perform out in the wild. Every scenario has been imagined and … The post Drunk User Testing – Test Your Site appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
 
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    Logo Design Love

  • Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand

    David Airey
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand, showcasing the nearly six-decade career of the visionary American graphic designer Paul Rand (1914-1996), ​is open at the Museum of the City of New York​. Born Peretz Rosenbaum in Brooklyn, NY, Paul Rand launched his career in the 1930s with magazine cover design. AD magazine, volume 7, 1939, cover design by Paul Rand Idea: International Advertising Art magazine, volume 2, 1955, cover design by Paul Rand The Dada Painters and Poets book, 1967, cover design by Paul Rand It was during the 1950s and beyond that garnered Rand some of his most…
  • Wall of Wally

    David Airey
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:49 am
    Here’s a nicely crafted monogram for Wall of Wally — an illustrative tribute to Wally Olins CBE, 1930-2014. It was created by London-based Jamin Galea, who told me: “I knew I wanted to call the project Wall of Wally, but I didn’t really plan to use a bowtie in the mark. I assumed that everyone would do that if given the opportunity. I liked the idea of using the two ‘w’s and that’s how the process started. “As you can see, though, the symmetry of the ‘w’s and the ‘o’ naturally lead me to a bowtie shape, and I gave in. “My final tricky design decision was…
  • A better level of ‘achievement’ for CIMA

    David Airey
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Contributed by Simon Manchipp of London-based SomeOne. Heraldic ‘achievements’ — often mistakenly called crests or a coat of arms — are probably one of the oldest forms of logo. Steeped in meaning, these designs continue to endure over centuries. At SomeOne we take pride in being a progressive design practice, but sometimes a project calls for timeless levels of craft, rather than adaptive data fuelled responsive system. That’s what happened here. Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. The Chartered Institute of…
  • Western trademarks for the Chinese culture

    David Airey
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Mehmet Gözetlik’s Chinatown project explores how Western trademarks can be presented for the Chinese culture. On the signage examples, he maintained the graphic identity known to consumers around the world, but described the company’s product in Chinese characters — e.g., the Starbucks signage reads “Caramel Macchiato”; Shell Oil reads “gasoline”, etc. The most interesting part for me is the creation of the Pepsi neon sign, shown in the short video below. Reminiscent of Mike Heist and his sign-making skills. Via @issue.
  • The ubiquitous work of Ian Brignell

    David Airey
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    In my ignorance, I was unfamiliar with Canadian designer Ian Brignell, even though I’ve been looking at his custom lettering work for years. The “Share a Coke” typeface took one week to create Head over to HeyThere for an interesting interview. HeyThere: What is your process for designing a font from start to finish? “I begin by designing lower case because these are the more complicated letters and they allow for a lot of design expression. Next, I draw the capitals, numerals, punctuation, accented characters then the extended character set (which means all the accented…
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  • LifePaint

    swissmiss
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    Impressive: Volvo introduces LifePaint: A reflective spray only visible at night.
  • Michael Bierut on the Power of Logos

    swissmiss
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Michael Bierut interview at Design Indaba. (via Quipsologies)
  • ♥ / WeWork – The Platform for Creators

    swissmiss
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Thank you WeWork for sponsoring my RSS Feed this week. WeWork provides space, community, and services to over 20,000 members around the world. WeWork members have access to beautiful workspace and meeting rooms in 19 locations across 9 cities, in addition to a diverse business network, weekly events, and discounts on 100+ benefits like healthcare, web hosting, travel and more. Learn more about joining the WeWork community today. (Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)
  • Bike Seat and Stroller in One

    swissmiss
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Only a concept at this point but seriously brilliant: Påhoj is a bike seat and stroller in one.
  • HUSTLE

    swissmiss
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Hustle neon-sign. I totally want one.
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  • TCH launches CJ Hendrys 50 Foods in 50 Days Gourmet Experience in Melbourne

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

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

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two basic ideas – one gold and one black - result in dramatic impact in the new Gold Souk building at the Beverwijk Bazaar in The Netherlands. Rotterdam-based Liong Lie Architects had the cool opportunity to design a brand new hall for the gold dealers and goldsmiths that offer their wares each weekend at the Goudstraat (Goldstreet) at the Eastern Market of the famous Bazaar.   The designers based the uneven shape of the building on a raw piece of gold. They covered the façade with gold-tinted panels with a triangle pattern. The panels are placed in different orientations so…
  • Humming Puppy Yoga Studio, Prahran, Melbourne

    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Humming puppy? That’s quite a kooky name for a luxe Melbourne yoga studio – the humming is a nod to the Arup audio engineer designed sound system that delivers an exquisite hum soundtrack around the yoga studio; the puppy is a nod to the ubiquitous downward dog yoga pose. Clients leave a nondescript inner-city Prahran side street, climb a set of industrial stairs into the studio (known here as a shala) and enter a cocooned space where every detail of the design – custom lighting, soundtrack and interiors is geared towards preparing yogis physically and mentally for their…
  • CJ's Hendry's 50 Foods in 50 Days Series On Hermes Plates

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Solitary confinement, food, high end design, prisoners on death-row, final meals, twenty-four hours, and fifty days. It sounds like the subplot for a quirky action film yet instead it’s actually an artistic collision of the senses, represented through beautiful one-of-a-kind hand drawn art. “50 foods in 50 days” is CJ Hendry’s newest collection and it’s a bold endeavour for an artist who continues to deliver the unexpected. At first glance it is French designer plates and mouth-watering foods. However, the collection is so much more than just an exploration of…
 
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    Lovely Package

  • Neverland Tea Salon

    Lovely Package
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Designed by Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. | Country: Canada | Pair with: Oak “Neverland Tea Salon partnered with Saint Bernadine Mission Communications to help them with the packaging for their proprietary branded line of hand-selected blended teas. With well over 75 flavours, in over 10 sub groups, the solution required a design system that was flexible, scaleable, and easily navigable.  The solution resulted in a universal bag (for each net weight size) complete with silver foil branding and ornate detailing. A colour coded system of multiple stickers was…
  • De Bandera

    Lovely Package
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Designed by La Fonda Gràfica | Country: Spain | Pair with: Fred Perry “Born in the Guiamets 2013′s vintage, this is a handmade wine with strong personality. An ideal wine to start nationalistic debates and to finish choosing flag. The label presents a flags game and the one who holds it can change the composition and transform the Spanish flag into Catalonia’s flag (la Senyera).” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Verve

    Lovely Package
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Designed by BOB STUDIO | Country: Greece | Pair with: Miansai “Naming, logo design, branding and packaging for Verve, the first cold pressed juice and cleanse company in Greece, established in 2014. They offer a variety of 6 juices and 2 milks made with raw and fresh ingredients using only the cold pressed method. Their identity is simple and clean, using a strong logo and the vivid colors of the juices themselves, revealing the freshness and purity of the brand. Logo typography is simple and primitive made by strong cut letters, inspired in a way on how we cut fruits and vegetables…
  • Thor Straten

    Lovely Package
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Designed by Yannick zur Strassen | Country: Germany | Pair with: RVCA “Thor Straten, coming from an old family name – meaning gate and street – is a beer that can’t be purchased, it is only given away as a present for festive occasions by the family. That is reflected in the identity and packaging. The pattern of the wrapping paper becomes a major element, also on the packaging itself.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Isbjørn Lite

    Lovely Package
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:56 pm
    Designed by by north™ | Country: Norway | Pair with: MSGM “After the relaunch of Mack’s Isbjørn in February 2014, Mack’s Isbjørn beer has been a success, stealing market share from the competition, and is currently Mack’s best selling product. It seemed only natural to follow up on the product with a Lite version of the same brew. The design is closely related to the original Isbjørn, and being a calorie-reduced beer it only seemed natural to reverse the colors.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • IBM In The City With

    Duncan Macleod
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    IBM has launched the second instalment in the Urban Innovation web campaign, “In The City With”. The short documentary film series underscores IBMs continued commitment to transforming systems in cities, from education, public safety, transportation, health care, environmental and energy & water, to create Smarter Cities. From urban planning to haute cuisine, architecture to government, science, civic engagement, design, and urban farming, the web series explores a variety of disciplines in search of the most innovative and disruptive approaches to city life. The most recent…
  • OK Go Red Star Macalline stunts and illusions

    Duncan Macleod
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    OK Go has launched a commercial for Red Star Macalline, the Chinese furniture chain, using a remix of their track “I won’t let you down” and visual references to optical illusions used in their 2014 music video “The Writing’s on the Wall“. OK Go have included a behind-the-scenes film on their YouTube channel, revealing their secret to walking upside down on the ceiling. Credits The OK Go Red Star Macalline campaign was developed at 25 Hours, Shanghai, by executive creative director Lei Tao, creative director Song Zhang, art directors Lei Shi and Binyan…
  • Portonave Hourglass for World Water Day

    Duncan Macleod
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    Brazilian maritime company Portonave, handling containers in Santa Catarina, is running an awareness raising campaign associated with World Water Day, Sunday, March 22. The campaign uses an hourglass to alert employees and visitors of the importance of responsible use of water. “Muito de agua que voce desperdiça não volta mais. Use cada gota com consciência. Ela não vai fazer fálta só no futura já faz falta agora. E para você mesmo. Dia Mundial da Água”. Water is presented as a finite resource that can end when irresponsibly allowed to go down the drain. Creative director…
  • UnitedHealthcare Medical Codes

    Duncan Macleod
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    UnitedHealthCare is celebrating the thousands of ways people can make their way into the complex health system with an advertising campaign developed at Leo Burnett Chicago. Three commercials, “Our Song”, “The Lamp Post” and “Crowd Surfing” present dancing, texting and walking, crowd surfing as medical codes worthy of mention. Online content on Twitter and Facebook continues the theme, with a range of entertaining medical codes. The message? There are thousands of ways into the complex health care system. And UnitedHealthcare can help make the system easier…
  • H2O Challenge on Twitter

    Duncan Macleod
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    UNICEF France is marking World Water Day, March 22, with the “H2O Challenge”, an interactive campaign centred on Twitter. Twitter users are encouraged to extract H, 2 and O from their tweets, and donate funds to the provision of water for children in Togo. Launched in association with the Night of Water, the campaign is online at www.h2o-challenge.com, supported online by UNICEF representatives, volunteers, companies, journalists, influencers, politicians, opinion leaders. Credits The H2O Challenge on Twitter campaign was developed at Publicis Conseil by creative director Cédric…
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    Bit Rebels

  • Core Values Of Successful Tech Companies [Infographic]

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

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

    Richard Darell
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you’ve ever hosted an online meeting, you’re well aware of the follies you could suffer in the process; losing audio, sketchy video, even having a mildly unprofessional backdrop could all ruin your presentation before you even get to it, and damage your reputation as a business professional in the process. The biggest problem with these perfectly understandable errors isn’t even that it makes you seem unprofessional, it’s that you could come off as unintelligent. After all, a smart presenter would know how to use [...]The post 10 Tricks To Appear Smart In Online Meetings appeared…
  • Surprising Things You Did NOT Know About Big Data [Infographic]

    Richard Darell
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We all love features, that’s for sure. But with each feature added to our applications or software we also need more storage. The more information we want to implement into our projects the larger the files will become. I am talking about big data. The unavoidable effect of our seemingly limitless craving for more things to do online. So where is it all stored? Each service provider, for example, Google or Facebook, stores all your data on their servers. As you might imagine, with services [...]The post Surprising Things You Did NOT Know About Big Data [Infographic] appeared first on…
  • Bionic Boots Might Just Make You The Bionic Man

    Bit Rebels
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Put some spring in your step with these Bionic Boots. Developed by Keahi Seymour (Bionic Boot), an inventor originally from the UK, and now living and tending bar in San Francisco, Bionic Boots add actual springs and flexing armature to your legs that mimic the leg structure of the Ostrich or Kangaroo. Bionic Boot’s can double the power of your stride, by storing energy in their tendon-like rubber extension springs. With the aid of these Bionic Boots, according to Seymour, humans can generate speeds of [...]The post Bionic Boots Might Just Make You The Bionic Man appeared first on Bit…
 
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    Dornob

  • Smart Panel System Makes Wall-Mounted Organization Easy

    Stephanie
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sometimes the best solutions are truly the simplest ones, using time-honored techniques and basic materials in novel ways. Reminiscent of classic Shaker peg systems, this wall-mounted panel by Ilario Branca can hang and display all sorts of items simply by wedging a few add-ons between the 64 nobs to create virtually endless customizable storage options. Manolo comes in your choice of white, green, yellow or brown, in square or rectangular shapes. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modular Shelving System Adapts to User’s Needs Smart…
  • Retro-Futuristic Homes for the Young at Heart House Pet

    Delana
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Pet houses are rarely as fun or wacky as the Pet Monster series from designer Subinay Malhotra. The series combines bright colors, soft lines, and technology into some ridiculously playful furniture for your furry friends. Each of the brightly-colored dog and cat houses features fun little details like windows, antennae, and stubby legs. They look a bit like miniature alien spacecraft that landed just to give your pets a comfy place to hide out. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 3D Laser-Sculpted Furniture Designs Drawn out of Thin Air Double-Duty…
  • Glass Ceiling: Unique Transparent Design Fills Loft with Light

    Stephanie
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A glass floor above the foyer of this stunning loft in Stockholm visually connects two stories and lets natural light stream through both spaces, ensuring that the master bedroom in the attic still feels open to the rest of the home. Design firm Tradition painted the walls and ceilings white to enhance that sense of openness, accenting the interiors with warm wood flooring and stainless steel details. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modest Modern Living: Laid-Back Luxury Loft Space Design Converted Loft Goes Back to the Future with Classic Style…
  • Surprise! Sit in This Chair And Get Showered with Confetti

    Stephanie
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The shyest person at any party will most likely gravitate toward the edges, standing against a wall or taking a seat to observe unnoticed. But what if when they sat down, their chair suddenly sent an explosion of colorful confetti into the air, calling attention to them and celebrating their arrival? That's the idea behind the Josie chair, named for the protagonist of the 1999 romantic comedy Never Been Kissed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Folding and Hanging Wall Chairs Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Super Simple…
  • S’mores Pencil is Reminiscent of Summer Camping Fun

    Delana
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do you spend your workdays thinking of camping and playing in the great outdoors? Being stuck in an office can be a bummer when all you really want to do is make some s'mores and kick back by a campfire. The Marshmallow Pencil is shaped like a stick with a soft pink marshmallow stuck onto the end. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Liquid Pencil: Lead-Free, Erasable-Ink Pen Dries over 3 Days Eco-Friendly Recycled Pencils Leave Behind Cheery Shavings Get the Lead Out! Cartridge-Free (& Erasable) Pencil Printer Recycled T-Shirt Packaging…
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  • McDonald’s Serves Up The Big Mac Lifestyle Collection.

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Fast-food giant McDonald’s has launched a lifestyle collection featuring their flagship burger, the Big Mac. Printed upon thermals, rainwear, bedding and even a dog coat, the fun collection benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Big Mac Thermals Long sleeve top and bottoms, Unisex sizes XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL, 100% polyester with printed design Big Mac Bed Linens Duvet […] The post McDonald’s Serves Up The Big Mac Lifestyle Collection. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Compressed Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

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    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here What look like classical Greek carved marble busts are actually thousands of pieces of compressed paper applied with glue in a honeycomb-like structure turning them into flexible, slinky-like pieces of art. Artist Li Hongbo has said that the trickiest part was getting the mass and center of gravity exactly right; so that the piece accordion […] The post Compressed Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Hublot Celebrates 10 Years Of Big Bang With A Slew of Stunning New Watches.

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    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here To celebrate ten years since Hublot’s iconic Big Bang watch design,  the brand announced 3 new Hublot BIG BANG Anniversary models at 2015 Baselworld. Ten years ago, Hublot came to Baselworld and changed the face of watchmaking with the introduction of The Big Bang,  a watch that combined unusual materials in a striking contrast which appears […] The post Hublot Celebrates 10 Years Of Big Bang With A Slew of Stunning New Watches. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Intricately Hand Etched and Carved Eggshells by Beth Magnuson.

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    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here In the tiny tourist town of Bishop Hill, Illinois is a small quaint cottage-like boutique named The Feathered Nest at Windy Corner. Beth Magnuson, owner and proprietor, has spent a lifetime learning to preserve and present nature in alluring and interesting ways – one of which are her magnificently intricately hand carved and etched eggshells. […] The post Intricately Hand Etched and Carved Eggshells by Beth Magnuson. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Great Goodies For A Geek Easter.

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Got a geek in your life who’d love a hip Easter Basket? Filled with pop culture, sci-fi, comic and  artsy Easter goodies? From Lego to Star Wars and Labbits to Rabbids,  I’ve got the best items for a great geek Easter right here. Star Wars Easter Official Star Wars Chocolate Easter Bunnies buy the Star […] The post Great Goodies For A Geek Easter. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • Mastering the CTA: Call to Action Strategies that Convert Every Time

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

    Scott Prather
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    When you look at a website, do you ever think about how it got there? Do you ever think about how the images are placed, how the typography is chosen and how it’s laid out in such a way? Whether we know it or not, what we all see on any website is the culmination […] The post 10 Unbelievable Designs That Get Us Up in the Morning appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The 16 Marketing KPIs You Should Be Measuring (But Probably Aren’t)

    Chuck McMahon
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Do you have any idea what makes your company’s marketing efforts successful? Any clue as to your business’ marketing performance? Any hint of why your company is doing well—or not so well? Understanding what’s working and what’s not working in marketing—otherwise known as your marketing’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI)—should be an imperative part of your […] The post The 16 Marketing KPIs You Should Be Measuring (But Probably Aren’t) appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Welcoming Web Developer Max Avedisian to Our Digital Marketing Team!

    Crystal Paradis
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Meet the newest member of our Vital team—Web Developer Max Avedisian! Born and raised in New Hampshire, Max went to school in Florida at Full Sail University. After graduating with a degree in Digital Arts and Design, Max returned to New Hampshire and went on to work with Limp Bizkit. Pretty standard path for a digital […] The post Welcoming Web Developer Max Avedisian to Our Digital Marketing Team! appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Writing a Website Design RFP? Read This Comprehensive Guide First (w/Bonus RFP Template)

    Crystal Paradis
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means that you need to write a website request for proposal, or web RFP. A cursory web search yields a few examples online, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to really speak to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You […] The post Writing a Website Design RFP? Read This Comprehensive Guide First (w/Bonus RFP Template) appeared first on Vital Design.
 
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    Designussion

  • Eheringe

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

    badmin
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    Eine Sonnenschutzfolie besteht in der Regel aus umweltfreundlichem Polyethylenterephthalat. Sie ist meistens selbstklebend und wird auf die Fenster aufgeklebt. Mit ihrer Hilfe lässt sich die Wärme der Sonnenstrahlen und das Licht im betreffenden Raum reduzieren. Damit dient diese Folie insbesondere in den warmen Sommermonaten als Schutz vor Überhitzung der Räume, in denen sie an die Fenster angebracht wurde. Die Sonnenschutzfolie filtert sowohl die UVA- als auch die UVB-Strahlen der Sonne heraus. Der Schutz vor der durch die Sonnenstrahlen erzeugten Wärme entsteht in erster Linie durch…
  • Parkett Dielen: Ihr rundum Wohlfühl-Boden

    badmin
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:41 am
    Parkett Dielen: das ist die Verkörperung von Klasse und Komfort unter den Bodenbelägen. Heute kann jeder in den Genuss eines hochwertigen Parkett Bodens kommen, ohne dafür Unsummen ausgeben zu müssen. Haltbar, zäh, sauber und visuell gefällig bringt Parkettboden Behaglichkeit und Freundlichkeit in alle Räume. Alles, was Sie über Parkett wissen sollten, erörtern wir im nachfolgenden Text. Almanya Vizesi Die Pluspunkte von Parkett Wieso Parkett Dielen? Die Antwort auf diese Frage ist leicht: Parkett Boden ist anpassungsfähig und modern, gesund und ökologisch und damit der ideale…
  • Bestellen Sie in unserem Dirndl Shop

    badmin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Die Zeiten, dass ein Dirndl nur auf dem Oktoberfest getragen wird, also einmal im Jahr, sind vorbei. Die Vorteile von diesem traditionellen Kleidungsstück liegen klar auf der Hand. Das Kleid, die Schürze und die Bluse gehören in den Angeboten immer zusammen. Sie können sich für schöne Ausschnitte entscheiden, die rechteckig oder auch rund designt sind. Frauen jeden Alters haben so die verführerische Möglichkeit ihr Dekolleté ins rechte Licht zu rücken. Auf der anderen Seite werden die frauentypischen Problemzonen wunderbar kaschiert. Die ausladenden Röcke, die teilweise auch mit…
  • Papiertaschen – ein Werbemedium auf Tour

    badmin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Es gibt zig Werbeträger, aber nur einige wenige bewältigen effizient den Sprung in den Alltag eines Kunden. Papiertaschen sind unter den seltenen Erfolgen in dieser Kategorie, vor allem falls sie haltbar und robust konstruiert sind. Eine Papiertasche kann wieder und wieder genutzt werden, ob zum Verstauen daheim oder zum Einkauf. Im Idealfall wirkt eine erfolgreiche Papiertasche durch den täglichen Gebrauch auch lange nach einem Event oder Werbemaßnahme und entwickelt sich zu Ihrem Aushängeschild auf Tour. Wie kann man eine solche langanhaltende Wirkung mit einer Papiertasche schaffen?
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    Beautiful Life

  • Futuristic Tron: Legacy Electric Motorcycle

    Jessica
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This sleek motorcycle named Tron: Legacy is part of the Andrews Collection and was built especially for Andrews by a third-party manufacturer. It includes neon lights, futuristic digital technology and a menacing facade. It’s completely functional and will soon be up for sale. Inspired by the 2010 Disney film, this motorcycle’s design is based on […] The post Futuristic Tron: Legacy Electric Motorcycle appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Apartment at The Top of a Historic Ski Jump

    Jessica
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Airbnb has a good practice of running contests to win a night in an unusual place. We’ve already written about their latest contest – lucky winner went to amazing hotel at 9,000ft in the French Alps. And this time winner went to stay in an apartment at the top of a historic ski jump at […] The post Apartment at The Top of a Historic Ski Jump appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Industrial Beer Bottle Lamp

    Jessica
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today we want to show you really exiting table lamp. This lamp is a truly unique lighting solution with many applications. The LED lights brilliantly illuminate the brewery bottles. The lamp is highly adaptable as it is designed to stand in two different positions. A faucet switch can be rotated to turn the light on […] The post Industrial Beer Bottle Lamp appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Famous Movie Directors and Their Iconic Films

    Jessica
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hamburg-Germany based illustrator Julian Rentzsch has teamed up with Steffen Heidemann and Viktoria Klein at Stellavie, an independent design studio, to create a unique set of posters featuring movie directors merged with their famous films. So far, the team has released three posters – Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. The prints portray movie […] The post Famous Movie Directors and Their Iconic Films appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Alchemy Coffee Co. Branding

    Jessica
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Graphic designer and letterer Ben Johnston in collaboration with industrial designer Mark Simmons have created ultramodern design for Alchemy Coffee Co. “The Alchemy Coffee set is all about ritual; from running your fingers across the lid of the handmade wormy maple box, to neatly arranging all the components on the leather lined serving tray, to […] The post Alchemy Coffee Co. Branding appeared first on Beautiful Life.
 
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    デリケートゾーンをきれいに脱毛する方法!

  • Vライン脱毛が激安のサロンをピックアップ!

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

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

    akko0610
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    VIOラインてどこのこと? 脱毛サロンなどに興味のある人は 聞いたことがあると思いますが、 VIOラインとはどこ箇所だと思いますか? Vラインとはビキニライン部分のことを言います。 サロンの施術では、Vラインサイドや上部などの箇所に 分かれていたりもします。 Vラインは自分でも見える部分なので、 自分での無駄毛処理も比較的しやすい箇所です。 自己処理がしやすいので、…
  • Vラインの毛の量の調整はどうするのがベスト?

    akko0610
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Vラインの毛の量はどのくらいが丁度いいの? Vラインの毛にコンプレックスを持っている人の 悩みはそれぞれだと思います。 毛の量だったり太さだったり、 Vラインのサイズだったり様々です。 私はVラインのサイズがコンプレックスでした。 初めて施術を受ける際には大きさを どのくらいにしたらいいのかわからなかったので、 サロンの方に相談しました。 サロンの方はとても親切に、 大体の方は指2本分くらいの大きさにしますよ。…
  • デリケートゾーンを脱毛するならどこでする?

    akko0610
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:59 am
    デリケートゾーンの毛の自己処理って大変ですよね? 自分では見えないから鏡を使って剃ってみたり、 自己処理をすると、剃り残しをしてしまったりします。 カミソリやシェーバーで剃ると、 剃った後の毛がチクチクしたり、 肌が荒れてしまったり、 色素沈着の原因になってしまったりします。 自己処理をするとトラブルも多くなります。 脱毛サロンで専門のスタッフにやってもらう方が安心ですし、…
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    The Pro Designer

  • A lesson in inexpensive booklet printing

    Pro Designer
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Since booklet printing can turn into quite the expense, doing your homework can help! First off, you should research and make contact with an inexpensive booklet printer. But in doing so, you certainly shouldn’t sacrifice quality. To arrive at fantastic results, you should establish a working relationship with a printer who offers both affordability and quality. Here at Mashed we value both. Since we take our work very seriously, let us say a little more about each point. Affordability Because of our reasonable pricing, our services are available to everyone. You can be confident in the…
  • Creating print-ready artwork for booklets

    Pro Designer
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The design and printing of booklets can mean a decent expenditure, so it’s important to do a good job at both from the start. A successful printed booklet will result if the artwork is done correctly. Thus, the following tips are aimed at keeping the development process stress-free and smooth. Some things to consider: Bleed For booklet printing, the right amount of bleed is 5mm. (This also includes offsetting trim marks by 5mm.) Bleed means extending the image past the trim edge, in order that you aren’t left with a white edge when something isn’t cut dead center. High-Resolution Photos…
  • Boost sales with cheap book printing

    Pro Designer
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The general advice that is given when it comes to advertising is to spend the most money on advertising when sales are slow. If you are a small-to-medium business owner then you’ll know all about down periods when things can start to look gloomy – and spending heaps of cash on extensive advertising campaigns is simply not an option. The people who hold the company purse-strings are always looking at ways of reducing expenditure, and printed literature is often one of the first things that is considered for the chop. True – in some cases printing is a slight luxury, but more often…
  • Booklet printing – we’ll save you money!

    Pro Designer
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Who doesn’t like saving money? Well, unless you’re in a very insignificant and rather bizarre minority who doesn’t, then you’ll be pleased to hear that if you use Mashed for your booklet printing, you’ll definitely be saving precious dollars. We like to save money ourselves, and in doing so we’re able to pass these savings onto our cherished customers. Our top-selling product (and the item with which you can make the biggest savings) is our cheap booklet printing. We couldn’t even hope to begin to calculate the amount of money we save our customers…
  • Assessment of the Lamborghini Logo

    Pro Designer
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Lamborghini, like Ferrari, are an Italian company that produce high performing luxury sports cars. Over the years, these two companies have competed for custom. Not only do Ferrari and Lamborghini share markets, they also share logo designs; Ferrari use a wild horse to represent their company, and Lamborghini use a bull. Lamborghini’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, was originally a tractor manufacturer. After enjoying success in this pursuit, he then began to take an interest in manufacturing sports cars. The jump came after he began purchasing sports cars, including Ferraris. Despite only…
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    DesignFloat BlogDesignFloat Blog

  • Labels – A Universal Language?

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

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

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

    alexbu
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The most ordinary features of websites are log-in forms and registration. As your clients and users are not much fond of loading pages, the web experts are coming across identifying forms along with Javascript and spreading them on the web page contents. When you are creating any pop-over box or popup, you need the help of CSS, HTML, and jQuery [Javascript]. Here we’re going to tell you how to craft a good looking Login Pop-up Box or Sign-up with CSS or pop-up something along with light background with the application of CSS. o   Getting Started: To begin with, you need to reorganize the…
  • Top 10 Must Use Software for Designers

    alexbu
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The design industry is very wide with different types of and kinds of designers all busy creating master pieces in their own fields. And there are a lot of creative fields out there that are highly used and in demand. With the advancements of technology, the common man has no idea where and when creativity merged with technology, to produce some of the finest creations and entertainments that man has seen so far. There are software’s and programs for every field of creativity and talent out there to remove the kinks and also to enable artists accomplish what would otherwise be impossible.
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Vondom Modern Furniture Lights Up Australia’s Matisse Beach Club

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Western Australia’s Matisse Beach Club, resplendent in striking modern outdoor furniture by Vondom, is racking up 2015 design awards. Located in the Perth suburb of Scarborough, the club’s design was overseen by Oldfield Knott Architects, whose sharply angled architectural elements and Miami-esque color scheme were conveniently aided by a dazzling selection of futuristic, faceted contemporary furnishings from the Vondom Faz and Vertex collections. Featuring a suite of indoor and outdoor meeting and dining spaces, and slope-roofed cabanas that can accomodate up to…
  • New at 2Modern: Mid Century Furniture & Lighting by Modernica

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Clean forms, superior quality, and accessibility define the products of Modernica, the Los Angeles based design studio founded 25 years ago. Modernica’s modern design products—its Mid Century informed Case Study furniture and its exclusive collection of George Nelson Bubble Lamps—beautifully illustrates its belief in the time-honored principles of the Modernist movement. 2Modern is pleased to welcome Modernica to our brand family, and to include its classic furniture designs, lighting models, and home accents to our Mid Century-inspired design offerings. View our Modernica…
  • Fine Lines: Wireflow Lighting Collection by VIBIA

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The Wireflow collection of modern pendant lights by VIBIAhas just arrived at 2Modern. This award-winning collection of contemporary hanging lamps, created for VIBIA by Israeli designer Arik Levy, is distinct for its stunning linear geometry, a series of highly elegant compositions of thin metal rods and clusters of luminous LED lights that appear as two-dimensional drawings. Wireflow is the latest in a range of visually refined lighting designs by Barcelona-based VIBIA, which has a global presence in 60 countries. A passion for creativity, innovation and high performance—and…
  • ‘Big City Rome’ Public Art Project by Street Artists

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    As if we need another reason to wish we were in Rome, this transformative mural by the Italian street artist Jerico may be added to the list. Part of a recent public art project known as Big City Rome, the mural is one of 20 in the city’s district of Tor Marancia, a southern neighborhood of housing projects far from Rome’s epicenter. There, eleven builidngs were handed over to a group of 20 participating artists—hand picked by the non-profit gallery 999Contemporary—whose job it was to mark the buildings’ facades with their signature motifs, transforming Tor Marancia,…
  • Modern Lighting Sale: Save 15% on Tom Dixon & Louis Poulsen Lamps

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Our month-long Spring Modern Lighting Sale is winding down, and so is the chance to save on our stellar collection of lamps from the most respected brands on the contemporary lighting landscape. Through March 31st only, save 15% on dazzling metallic lamps by Britain’s Tom Dixon, the hottest designer on the current cultural scene, and Denmark’s Louis Poulsen, a company whose time-honored iconic designs are the epitome of Nordic cool. View our entire Modern Lighting Sale here >
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    Design Milk

  • A Curvy Chair for Best-Selling Writer Paulo Coelho

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Portuguese architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte created a very unusual chair for international event Arts on Chairs Duets, which partners designers with world-renowned personalities and furniture manufacturers from Paredes, a Portuguese municipality. This partnership saw Duarte paired with best-selling writer Paulo Coelho and the result is a curvy chair, made by Gual, that matches the majestic spiritual world of Coelho’s literary work. The idea behind the design is that of the “animistic belief that every non-human form has a spiritual essence,” which Duarte took from…
  • A House with a Guarded Front and an Open Interior Courtyard

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Brise’s House is a project completed by Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 1,245-square-meter (13,401 square foot) house is situated in a bustling area which meant that factoring in noise control was critical. The tall vegetation at the front of the house helps with that. The pivoting front door is set back within a raised corridor creating a dramatic entrance. The walkway to the entrance is lined with frosted glass panels that let you see the plants behind it, which creates a green facade surrounding the house. The rest of the facade is covered in…
  • TCG Olympia Pack for 2015 Autumn/Winter

    Gregory Han
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Thoroughly Crafted Goods, aka TCG, is the new name of the footwear brand formerly known as Thorocraft, a California-based company who built their reputation on shoes that toed the line between fashion and function. They’ve pivoted with a recent name change, expanding their catalog to include a new line of handcrafted sneakers with a runner’s profile and ergonomics in mind. At first the new TCG Stadion Runners seem pretty substantial for a running shoe. But in fact both the mid and low height versions of these runners are attuned to the recent trend in running to move away from…
  • Print Isn’t Dead Element 003 Custom Printed Covers

    Jaime Derringer
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    People of Print have already made a big splash with their new publication focused on the printing world called Print Isn’t Dead. Their third release, Element 003 takes digital technology and paper and brings them together using HP® Indigo technology. Working alongside Hewlett-Packard, Pureprint Group and Fedrigoni, People of Print designer James Lunn individually typeset each cover using the Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque and text submissions sent in from their readers! The result is a collection of quirky, unique covers ranging from nonsense to personal messages to inspirational…
  • Scissors with a Mathematical Aesthetic

    Caroline Williamson
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    iAN Yen, of Design YxR, designed a really cool pair of scissors based on the golden ratio. Instead of starting the design process thinking just about function, he thought about aesthetics and the MATHEMATICS Scissors were born. The scissors design now has the perfect proportion, so they not only look really awesome, they’re functional and feel comfortable when you hold them in your hands.
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • Sushi Towel Rolls

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Dreamed up for OTOTO by designer Jenny Pokryvailo."These kitchen towels are woven with the aesthetic patterns of sushi ingredients. By rolling the towel step by step you can easily create your own sushi in your kitchen. A towel can be rolled as a regular Maki and as an inside out Maki."[via]
  • Hand-Carved Sculptures Made of Pencil Lead

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Artist Salavat Fidai has crafted a series of miniature sculptures from the ends of graphite pencils, including An Oscar trophy, Batman, Darth Vader, a graffiti can...Insane![via]
  • String Lights

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    This is how Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot designer based in London and born in 1967, describes the principle that inspired the String Lights ceiling lamp: a black electric wire that sets up a relationship with the architecture of a space, precisely becoming part of the lines formed by the walls of a room. And stretched out along these lines are two different light sources: one in the shape of an isosceles triangle, the other in the form of a sphere. A system of tensors give volume and three-dimensionality to the form outlined by this lightweight cord that plays with space, while the two…
  • The Dissected Cake

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    Anatomy cake made by Annabel de Vetten, creator of the Dexter Cake. Creepy![via]
  • Boeing Wingtip Desk

    2 Feb 2015 | 1:27 am
    In a twist of high-flying innovation, a French design studio repurposed this Boeing wingtip into a sleek, futuristic desk. Les Ateliers Flown created the piece from a 737-800 model wingtip in a cantilevered design, meaning the white-and-silver wing stands on one “leg” of its own as it intersects the floor with a curved wing joint. A thick granite slab props up the wingtip on the other end.The 13-foot desk is currently on display in Paris’ Gustave Moreau Museum, but it will be auctioned off to aviation enthusiasts in March.[via]
 
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    Ryan McNamara

  • 1 down, 6 to go

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tsakiris Misa-Misa

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Agency: Leon & PartnersCreative Head: Petros LeonDesigner: George Sapountzis Copywriter: Ioanna MarinakouIllustrator / Visualizer: Kostas Tzevelekos: Client Service : George KonstantinidisProject Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Tsakiris ChipsLocation: Athens, Greece Packaging Material: Foil MISA-MISA is an innovative potato chip product from Tsakiris Chips in Greece. It is the first product ever to combine two different potato shapes (flat and wavy) and two different flavours in the same bag. Due to this unique combination, the package should clearly represent and communicate the…
  • Oumph! - The New And Hyped Veggie Brand

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Agency: SNASKDesigner: Magdalena CzarneckiStyling: Elisabeth JohanssonFood photography: Wolfgang KleinschmidtProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Oumph!Location: Stockholm, SwedenPackaging Contents: Food, beans, soyaPackaging Material: PlasticBackground: Oumph is part of the new generation of innovative food products taking over the world. It’s 100% made of beans. It’s insanely good for the environment, it’s easy to cook, and last but not least, it tastes delicious. The brand is all about epic veggie eating for free range humans. This product will turn meat-lovers vegan!The…
  • Cacao Cultura

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Design & Packaging System: Vladimir ShlyginWeb design: Dmitri MelovProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Kvorum Agency Location: Moscow, RussiaPackaging Contents: Organic Chocolate, Praline, Chocolate DecorationsPackaging Materials: Paper, Plastic, AluminiumCacao Cultura is initiated by the Kvorum Agency, one of Russia’s largest chocolate distributors. The goal of the project is to introduce the chocolate tradition to the wide audience. Cacao Cultura is web resource and ingredient shop, which offers a fine selection of organic chocolate from France, Belgium, Switzerland and…
  • Say CHEEESE!!! (Concept)

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Designer: Rushavel SultanovProject Type: ConceptLocation: Moscow, RussiaPackaging Content: CheesePackaging Material: PaperThis cheese brand is for those joyful and cheerful people who love cheese and are crazy about it. Say “cheese”!Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Kulinar Petr Stupka - Salad Dressing & BBQ Sauces

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Agency: Orange Cup StudioProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Kulinar Petr StupkaLocation: Czech RepublicPackaging Contents: Sauces and dressingsWe did 6 labels for unique salad dressings and BBQ sauces. Label is very small so something simple but strong was essential. We wanted to catch attention of customers by giving special names with hidden messages. Salad dressings name translation: "Angel Sauce" - mustard dressing,"Herby Granny" - sweet and sour dressing and "One Poem" - sour yogurt with lemon BBQ sauces name translation: "Last Date" -…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Community Shares Company Branding

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    A flexible visual identity, establishing a colourful palette and a collection of geometric shapes that can be arranged into various configurations to be applied to a wide array of applications such as icons, posters, report graphics and website.
  • HOLLOW CHILDREN

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Graphite on mylar 21 x 21 cm (each)
  • Ars Thanea Portraits II

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    New photography series as an extension to our 'Ars Thanea Portraits'. Created for 6 page spread interview in Media&Marketing Poland cover story (April issue) featuring Ars Thanea.
  • Protein Magazine

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    illustrations for Protein Magazine
  • Oumph!

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Identity and packaging for new and hyped veggie brand, Oumph!
 
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    Designmodo

  • 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups

    Tomas Laurinavicius
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:31 am
    You're reading 10 Actionable Design Tips for Startups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Startups are popping up everywhere with an emphasis on the freedom for people to embody their ideas and let the world see it. However, most startups don’t have design founders or have inexperienced designers joining startups in hopes of hitting it big. As a designer, I’ve made many mistakes and have seen other young designers […]
  • Why Good Design Gets Better Marketing Results

    Carrie Cousins
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    You're reading Why Good Design Gets Better Marketing Results, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! As designers we all know the importance of visually pleasing websites. But it goes much deeper than that. Good design does more than just look good; it’s a branding and marketing tool that really can help deliver results. Here, we’ll look at 10 reasons why good design matters in terms of marketing and a few […]
  • New Fonts Released in 2015

    Simone
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:33 pm
    You're reading New Fonts Released in 2015, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! The first three months of 2015 have passed and some new web design trends have started spreading throughout the design world. Among them are the so-called “tile design” and the love for websites which feature only one color. However, typography, which has always been an important element in modern graphic design, will become more and […]
  • How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation

    Jerry Cao
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    You're reading How to Delightfully Trick Users With Animation, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Without motion, there cannot be interaction. When you close a tab, it disappears from the screen: at this basic level, motion provides immediate feedback (which is crucial since vision is our dominant sense), but at a more advanced level, motion adds a layer of humanity and realism. Animation makes interfaces feel alive and truly responsive […]
  • How to Design a Profile Card Interface with Sketch App 3

    Daniel Schwarz
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    You're reading How to Design a Profile Card Interface with Sketch App 3, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Last month we introduced ourselves to Sketch App 3 by learning how to mock up a credit card detail app screen and export the necessary assets, which can later be used in Xcode when building an actual iOS application. If you didn’t catch the tutorial or you’re not very familiar with Sketch 3, here’s a […]
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • Local Wedding Flowers and DIY Gifts for West Virginia Wedding

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

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

    manvi
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    What better way to beat Winter blues than getting your wardrobe ready for Spring, right? Glad you agree, because here is what makes that EVEN better! Shopbop’s THE BIG EVENT sale!! Starting today, March 3, until March 8 (4am ET), you get upto 25% off storewide. The details and promo code: The Big Event 15% off orders of $250| 20% off orders of $500| 25% off orders of $1000| Use Code BIGEVENT15 at Checkout *Excluding the Stuart Weitzman brand items. Related PostsDeck the Halls: Holiday Decorating TipsGroupon deals for home decorating projectsHM USA – Now offers online…
  • 5 Laid-back Living Rooms Styled With Art

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

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

  • Designing a Website and Digital Signage for a Restaurant Business

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

    Wijdan Rohail
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Any website owner desire that their web pages be on the top lists of the search engines’ organic search results. After all, when you have a website, you want it to become accessible easily to the online readers worldwide. There are many ways to achieve success in search engine natural rankings and one of them is by knowing more about website crawling. This process will make use of web crawler, which is the term for internet bot working to methodically browse the internet with the aim of Web indexing. Search engines like Google make use of the system of web crawling in order to update the…
  • Web Design 101: HTML and CSS

    Wijdan Rohail
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    Say you are creating content to be on the web. How can a browser tell where breaks should be between paragraphs? How does it know that the background of the page should be this color and the navigation bar another color? CSS and HTML, that’s how. HTML, which is short for HyperText Markup Language is what is read by browsers in order to determine what content will be where on a web page. CSS or Cascading Style Sheets, on the other hand, is what is responsible for determining the appearance of content in the website as a whole e.g. HTML lets the browser know that a string of text should be a…
  • Why you Should Invest in SEO for your Business in Seven Reasons?

    Mehreen Ali
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:19 am
    SEO is a dynamic art form, ever-present and always changing, and indeed the practice has changed significantly over the last few years, growing from a mere strategy for online marketing to a major branding effort. SEO never dies, but it does continually evolve, meaning that some organization might be tempted to throw it out once the techniques they applied some time back are no longer as rewarding. Today, many businesses in Fort Lauderdale have made a commitment to invest in a robust and SE-optimized online presence that remains friendly to search engines according to the continual algorithm…
  • Google’s Mobile Optimization Email Warnings – Is it a Sign of a New Search Algorithm in the Making?

    Michael Bentos
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Over the past few days, Google has been sending email notification to webmaster users regarding sites that are not mobile friendly. The emails come with a subject that reads, “Fix mobile usability issues”, and then the body of the email goes into details to explain to the webmasters that their websites have a high number of mobile errors on their pages. Google is sending these notifications via email as well as through webmaster notifications. The primary aim of these emails is to remind the webmasters that their websites are not mobile friendly and thus will not rank well in mobile…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • A Touching Ad Stunt For Samsung Istanbul's Call Center For The Hearing Impaired

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Leo Burnett Istanbul has created a new ad to launch Samsung’s call center for the hearing impaired. Titled ‘Hearing Hands’, this ad is a touching stunt that was created to shock and surprise a man named Muharrem, who is hearing impaired. Using the theme ‘one day, with no barriers’, the agency created a day for Muharrem where he experienced no difficulty in communicating to people and was easily greeted in sign language everywhere he went. Eventually, he finds himself in front of a digital billboard where a person from the hearing…
  • App Donates Your Money To Charity Every Time You Hit The Snooze Button

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    [Click here to view the video in this article] United Kingdom-based mobile company Chelsea Apps Factory has launched an app that easily allows people who chronically hit the snooze button on their alarm to donate money to charity. The app is called iCukoo and as described, it sends a small donation to a charity of your choice every time you choose to snooze. iCukoo is currently available on the Apple App Store and will soon be available on Android. Watch how it works below: iCukoo from Chelsea Apps Factory on Vimeo. [via Retelly]
  • Colorful Mural Pays Tribute To Classic ‘Star Wars’ Action Figures

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    San Francisco-based artist Robert Burden has created an oil painting as a tribute to a classic line of Star Wars action figures. The stunning mural titled ‘The 20th Century Space Opera’ measures 15-feet by 8-feet and features 150 Star Wars characters of the now defunct American toy company Kenner. Prints of the mural are available for purchase from Burden's online store. The painting will be on display at the Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, California. Scroll down to admire the details of the mural, and see the whole painting here. [via Laughing Squid, images via Robert Burden]
  • Fantasy Game Landscapes Recreated In The New 'Candy Crush' Office

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
    Stockholm-based design agency Adolfsson & Partners has recently designed a whole new office for King, interactive game developers most known for being creators of Candy Crush. Incorporating the universe of characters from King’s games, Adolfsson & Partners created an energetic office with both fun and intelligent design elements. Merging different game landscapes and creating ten different areas: Deep Sea, Countryside, Treasure Island, Green Hills, Magic Forest, Sandy Dunes, Mountain Tops, Wild Jungle, Kingtown (Upper and Lower) and Pavilion Park, work becomes a fun affair. View more images…
  • 10 Photographers To Follow This Week

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Follow Trevor Pearson Armed with their cameras, lenses—and perhaps, smartphones—these talented photographers capture compelling images of amazing places and wonderful things. These are the people with stories to tell, and they are inviting you to look through their discerning eyes. From the artistic to the commercial, the everyday to the extraordinary, these pictures are visual candies to sweeten up your day. In our ‘Photographer of the Week’ series, you can live vicariously through these shutter-clicking story-tellers, whom you should be following on The Creative Finder. If you are a…
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Design Insights Interview: The Owl and the Accordion!

    Aime
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    In this week’s edition of our Design Insights Interview, we are truly excited to welcome the ultra-inspirational Vicky Haynes from The Owl and the Accordion; a beautiful blog dedicated to all things craft, lifestyle, fashion and interiors. Let’s find out about her world: Why did lifestyle, crafts and interior blogging capture your heart and what do you love most about it? I’ve always been pretty creative, but when I went on maternity leave with my son (who is now six!), my mum taught me to crochet, and it kind of grew from there. I initially started a blog to document all of…
  • Interview: #LoveNature with WeForest CEO Marie-Noelle Keijzer

    Aime
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    It is with great pride and pleasure that we’ve teamed up with international non-profit organisation WeForest, dedicated to landscape restoration by planting bio-diverse and indigenous trees. In the run up to International Day of the Forest (21 March) and to mark the launch of our new #LoveNature campaign we’ve caught up with WeForest CEO Marie-Noelle Keijzer. At Brabantia we care about our products and the impact they have on our planet. This exciting new collaboration aims to donate one tree for every Brabantia rotary dryer purchased – and we’ve set a goal to plant…
  • Bring the outside in – 9 top ways to embrace green interiors!

    Aime
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:23 am
    Bringing nature indoors is set to be a huge trend in interiors during Spring/Summer 2015 so to inspire you to love nature that little bit more and bring the outside in this season, we’ve pulled together a beautiful collection of our top 9 unique green interiors! From eye-catching vertical wall gardens to cute mini cacti gardens, there really is a style for all homes!  1) Looking to make a bold and beautiful green statement? Chinkara House by Soliscolomer Y Asociados, is situated in Guatemala and has been designed with a funky ‘living tree’ hallway which emphasises the…
  • Grow your own vegetables this Spring with our handy guide!

    Aime
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    After a long winter we’re so excited that beautiful springtime is finally here! This month, why not embrace the change in season and prepare your garden, green house or allotment so that it’s ready for you to grow your own vegetables? How do I create the perfect soil to sow seeds?  Before you sow, it’s important to prepare your soil! A great way to do this is to fork over the soil two or three weeks before you will start sowing. This encourages weed seeds in the soil to begin to grow, allowing you to remove them before sowing seeds. This means seedlings won’t be spending…
  • Design Insights Interview: Interior & Vegan Lifestyle Blogger Ebonybizart!

    Aime
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    It’s time for a brand new edition of our fab Design Insights Interview! This week’s interview features super-chic  interior, architecture and vegan lifestyle blogger Vanessa from Ebonybizart. Let’s find out about Vanessa’s world: What do you love most about being an interior and lifestyle blogger? The fact that I can share new things that I discover and write about the things I like. I love the thrill of finding those new things and the moment when you can hardly wait to share it with the people who follow your blog. Also when you realise you really inspire people by…
 
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    Never Say Cool

  • Enjoy the Sleek, Sturdy Design of the Nexus 9 Tablet

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

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

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

    Never Say Cool
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    Playmoss is the ultimate tool to manage music and video playlists by using YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. Pressing play and listening to songs taken from these platforms in the order you want is no longer an utopia. And all this while you decide who will be part of your network of music influencers and interact with them while discovering the latest music releases. Now Playmoss is launching a new website and mobile app for iOS and Android so you and your friends can access your playlists on your smartphone and play them whenever you need them, while waiting in the metro in the morning, in the…
  • Power is a Beautiful Thing. The McLaren 675LT

    Never Say Cool
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    “Power, a beautiful thing” is the claim of the new amazing spot of the new super car from McLaren, the 675LT. Now, you may think: “McLaren?” “The same brand that is among the top teams in F1?” Well yes, apparently there is the new trend in the high-end automotive industry (i.e. the new Ferrari 488 GTB) of launching new products via amazingly produced online videos (I am pretty sure we will never watch these on TV). McLaren has also wanted to jump on this trend with this beautiful video directed by Rob Chiu in collaboration with the agency VCCP.
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    CF Magazine

  • The World of the Senses: Beautiful High Fashion Photography by Huainan Li

    Fred McCoy
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams While the quote about was said by a famous landscape photographer, it aptly applies to the work of Chinese photographer and make up artist, Huainan Li. Huainan is a fantastic and talented photography from Beijing; his high fashion photography and conceptual imagery is recognizable from a distance. To wit – his photography series entitled The World of the Senses is an unique project which combines traditional fashion portraits with the beauty of nature; Huainan uses the sunglasses lenses as a literal lens into another…
  • The Sublime Sculptures of Kate MacDowell

    Alex Irish
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Sculptor Kate MacDowell works within the purity of white porcelain, transforming this pristine and beautiful medium – evoking the smoothness and perfection of white marble (think Grecian goddesses or Michelangelo’s David) – into something darker and more challenging. When we think of crisp, clean whiteness, it conjures up words like ‘good’, ‘light’, even ‘heaven’ perhaps; it is traditionally the immaculate yin to the heavy, mulchy yang of black. You would be forgiven, then, for thinking MacDowell’s creations would explore similarly themed subject matter. Not so; instead,…
  • The Curious Cover Art of Illustrator Luke Spooner

    Alex Irish
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    I have a very slight ulterior motive in featuring the award-winning Luke Spooner: he produced the cover artwork and illustrations for all of online litjournal freeze frame fiction’s issues to date, and it was on having a piece accepted in their recent experimental volume that I discovered his work. Of course, that’s not the extent of his work – his portfolio of illustration spans an impressive array of publications under the banner of Carrion House with a leaning toward horror, as well as further work aimed at children and young adults under the name Hoodwink House. In this feature…
  • The Surreal Sculptures of Rabarama

    Fred McCoy
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Rabarama, known to close friends and loved ones as Paola Epifani, is a contemporary Italian artist with an impressive body of work – pun very much intended. When attempting to wrap my head around Rabarama’s art, I found that it was important to consider the historical influences that can be seen her her sculptures. Rabarama was born in what many may consider the birthplace of sculpture – Rome. Surrounded by not only sculpture, but artwork of all forms, it’s no surprise that she graduated with excellent marks from the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. Rabarama’s…
  • Where Androgyny Meets Fashion – An Interview with Kat Haché

    Fred McCoy
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    The art world has come a long way from being something controlled by affluent patrons; thanks to the internet artists are now able to reach out to audiences in ways never before possible, democratizing art, as it were, and putting the power directly into the hands of the audience and the creators. Despite this, the realm of fashion has largely remained unchanged and continues to be driven by commercial interests. Being ‘fashion forward’ is something every label aspires for, yet the majority of fashion reflects only a certain portion of our society. Clothes are geared towards a…
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    ZURB

  • Frameworks Built the Responsive Web

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    It's no secret that web design has its roots in print. In the early days of the web, the influence of print on web design was pretty inescapable. Websites were essentially virtual brochures, static pages with little or no interactivity. Designers were still learning the potential of this new medium and the technology had to mature. Slowly but surely, the differences between print design and web design became evident. But many designers are still thinking of their designs in terms of screens and images. At one of our recent Soapbox events, Braden Kowitz, Design Partner at Google Ventures…
  • Putting Together the Bricks and Pieces of Foundation's Components

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Wouldn't it be nice if websites were created like Legos? Those little bricks and pieces are great because you can use the included patterns and make something stylish, or mix all your pieces together to create a truly custom masterpiece. All you need are lots of useful pieces to choose from and a vision. You can design something beautiful, or make a crazy and amazing contraption. Unfortunately the web doesn't quite work like that. Maybe in the future it will. Until then, we're working toward a vision with Foundation — to include the pieces you need to put together amazing creations.
  • Design for Influence

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    It's an amazing time of change for design organizations, whether you work in a design agency or in-house team. Design is hot. But design organizations are not without their problems. In my previous post on agencies, we addressed the challenges and the upside design service firms face. Companies are repeating the same bad habits that they've learned from their design agency counterparts. As an industry we're leaving a lot on the table as our collective stock rises in organizations. Companies' knee-jerk reaction to become design centric have left many design organizations scrambling to figure…
  • Stop Designing So Much

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Designers have an urge, an aching, for creating something unique. Whether we're following current trends or bringing back the well-forgotten past, we're trying to outdo ourselves or each other, to combine elements just so, hoping to make our peers [secretly] wish they'd thought of that design solution. And sometimes, our search for that design epiphany can send us on a goose chase for frivolous, unnecessary visual elements and interactions, which leave our work muddled and confused. Busy, complex design can be quite brilliant too. Being able to balance a ton of seemingly unrelated elements is…
 
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    Incredible Things

  • A Little Girl Learns About Cheez-Its In Sunday School

    Brittany High
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    This is a short and silly video of a little girl telling her mom what she learned in Sunday School. Holy Spirit, Amen, God, you know, the usual stuff. Plus Cheez-Its. She is pretty emphatic about that last one, which hey, I don’t blame her! Cheez-Its are the jam! Even actual Jesus agrees. The post A Little Girl Learns About Cheez-Its In Sunday School appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Your New Dream Car Is This Pepperoni Pizza Corvette

    Brittany High
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    This is the Pepperoni Pizza Corvette by Dan Collier aka PizzaMan Dan. He showed off the ‘za car at the 31st Annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas last week. My god is it a beaut! A real dream come true. Like, literally, I have dreamt of this very thing. Except it had pepperoni wheels. […] The post Your New Dream Car Is This Pepperoni Pizza Corvette appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Smart Umbrella Reminds You To Take It Along When There’s A Chance Of Rain

    Brittany High
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    This is Kisha, the world’s first smart umbrella. It connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and reminds you to take it along with you when there’s a forecast of rain. Plus, it’s equipped with GPS so you will never lose it. Because you only remember to bring an umbrella on the days it’s not supposed […] The post Smart Umbrella Reminds You To Take It Along When There’s A Chance Of Rain appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • This Raccoon Reaching For Food Is Funnier Than It Should Be

    Brittany High
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This is a super short video of a raccoon reaching for a treat. It was posted by Youtuber lgreko100. I don’t know why it’s so damn funny to me, but it is. It just is, okay?! If you don’t like it, you can take it up with the raccoon in the video. The post This Raccoon Reaching For Food Is Funnier Than It Should Be appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Popular Fitness Trends Of The Last 100 Years In 100 Seconds

    Brittany High
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Healthcare service Benenden put together this video of a model showing off the most popular fitness trends of the last 100 years in 100 seconds. I have no idea how accurate it is because exercise is not really something I’m well-versed in, but one thing’s for true is I want one of those twist thingies […] The post Popular Fitness Trends Of The Last 100 Years In 100 Seconds appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    edesignblog.com

  • How to Become a Motivational Speaker

    Ruth Harmon
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    A motivational speaker can be compared to self-help writers and gurus. They provide suggestions, real life experiences and insights on how to overcome problems. They inspire people and motivate them to do better, to follow their dreams and ignite the passion in their hearts. Everyone has something to share about their lives. Everyone has insights and experiences that can help motivate other people. These are important things that a motivational speakershould have. But, it is also important to have people skills and the ability to deliver speeches. It is very important that you also feel…
  • Common facts surrounding military coins

    Lucy Swain
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    Everyone should know about custom military coins, particularly the basic details of such collectibles. Be it the shape the coin may have, or if the coin is for exclusive use of the military, you should know a lot of things about it, if not all, for you not to be confused when other people talk about it in public. Written below, are some facts about this item. •    There are non-circular military challenge coins in existence – While the standard shape of these coins is circle, there are also variants of this item which are not circular. However, such unique shapes can only be availed…
  • The Simple Side of SEO You Should Try Out

    Joan Atkins
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:56 pm
    For those that aren’t going to spend any money on hiring an internet marketing professional, there is still hope for your page. Setting up a good website can be somewhat simple, especially if you’re going to end up working within the parameters of several different options moving forward. Finding a way to gain leverage here is the easiest part of all, and something that you should consider moving forward within the right parameters. The focus of this overall is to look into the right elements and get traffic to your page. The absolute goal that comes with implementing any sort of…
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    Chair Blog

  • Berlage Armchair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Berlage Armchair Hendrik Petrus Berlage didn’t like curves. In his younger years he tried to avoid curves as much as possible especially in his furniture design. This sideview of one of his later armchairs shows he is on the verge of lifting the curve ban. Also his way of constructing the declining back without having to bend the back shows here in a particular way. Last update: Monday, March 23, 2015The post Berlage Armchair appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Green Chair Sculpture

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:32 am
    Green Chair Sculpture Found this armchair Sculpture in The Hague where I live. Will give you more details whenever I find them. Last update: Monday, March 16, 2015The post Green Chair Sculpture appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • PP 266 Bench by Hans Wegner

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    PP 266 Bench by Hans Wegner Feeling quite confident about the strength and agility of the pp66 Chinese Chair, Wegner was bold enough to develop the construction by designing a bench thus creating an even stronger character. For Wegner this is the only example of this kind of progression of shape and design, from wooden armchair to bench, and thus the Chinese Bench remains a unique and extraordinary accomplishment. The Chinese Bench remained a prototype until 1991 when it was finally possible to put it into production, thanks to the pioneering experiments at PP Møbler with the pre-compression…
  • Eileen Gray Deckchair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    Eileen Gray Deckchair Love it! Last update: Tuesday, March 10, 2015The post Eileen Gray Deckchair appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Black and Purple Shadowy Chair by Tord Boontje

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Black and Purple Shadowy Chair by Tord Boontje Found this chair by Tord Boontje in front of an interior shop here in The Hague. Tord says: The Shadowy Chair and Sunny Lounger have shapes that evoke the beach furniture found at the North Sea in Northern Europe in the twenties. They are brought into the modern day through the use of digitally drawn colour patterns woven by expert African craftsmen using coloured plastic threads around the steel frame forming the robust shape. Handmade with care in Senegal. 2009 • Designed for Moroso Last update: Monday, March 9, 2015The post Black and…
 
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  • A Sprawling New Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown

    Christopher Jobson
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Artist Rogan Brown (previously) recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. Four months in the making, the piece is a continuation of Brown’s exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria (this 44″ sculpture is about half a million times bigger than the real thing). The sculpture will be on view this May as part of a commission by the Eden Project in the UK. You can see more of Rogan’s work on his website.
  • Custom Glass Planets Containing the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones

    Kate Sierzputowski
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Merry Coor produces ethereal designs from cremated remains within custom glass beads. Coor crafts each bead by hand, first melting glass into a round bead, then spiraling the design out of ashes on top, and finally sealing the design with an outer layer of clear glass. For each bead she not only requests a 1/2 teaspoon of ashes, but also a picture, letter, or story of the deceased so she can develop a personal connection while forming the piece of jewelry. Coor has been making glass beads for about 15 years, but it wasn’t until last year that she began incorporating ashes into their…
  • Hyperrealistic Depictions of a Fictional Mouse-Butterfly Species by Lisa Ericson

    Kate Sierzputowski
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    “Bliss”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 11″x 14″ “Perch”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 9″x 12″ “Gatherer II”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 8″x 10″ “Gatherer I”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 8″x 10″ “Hover”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 13″x 16″ “Artista”, Acrylic on Wood Panel, 16″x 16″ Lisa Ericson‘s logo is just as enchanting as her hyperrealistic paintings, a tiny mouse with butterfly wings floating between her first and last name. Ericson works as a multi-hyphenate, utilizing her visual talents as an artist, illustrator, and designer to craft meaningful…
  • Sponsor // Learn to Draw the Human Body with a Free Guide From Craftsy

    Colossal
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Since antiquity, capturing the complexities of human anatomy has been a core ambition for artists. Boost your ability to depict the human form with the Craftsy’s free guide, Drawing the Human Body: A Primer. In this exclusive, 23-page guide, professional artists Sandrine Pelissier and Paul Heaston offer tutorials and tips that will help you draw people with clarity and accuracy. Discover foundational techniques, before you move on to tutorials for drawing the feet, torso, and hands, with realistic anatomy and proportions. You’ll also get advice for making the most out of life drawing…
  • A Black and Blue Life: A Coal Miner Becomes a Photographer of Exquisite Waves and Seascapes

    Christopher Jobson
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Australian photographer Ray Collins first picked up a camera in 2007 and used it to photograph his friends surfing around his home after long shifts working in a nearby coal mine. His attention quickly shifted from his friends to patterns and forms he noticed in the waves. Collins, who is colorblind, was also drawn to the interplay of light and water, perhaps more attune to contrast than the nuance of color. He poetically refers to this switch from coal miner to fine art photographer as a balance between his “black life and blue life.” The accolades, awards, and sponsorships have…
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • What to Look For In a Custom Logo Design

    Rafi
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    The options for a custom logo might seem endless, but there are a few basic moves that can start you out on the right path. The first is evaluate your own identity as a brand, think about what message you want to convey to your customers, and then figure out how to translate that sentiment into a visually legible image. Here are a few pointers about how to hone in on what kind of custom logo design is right for you. Defining a Logo Understanding how a logo functions within your marketing plan and brand is essential to developing the right one. Just Creative splits the elements that comprise…
  • 100+ Business Vector Doodle Elements

    Rafi
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Set of hand-drawn vector doodle illustration elements for business. You can use these icons to brainstorm your ideas for business, website design or development or even project planning. The set includes several commonly and popular icon hand-drawn elements. These elements can help you visually translate your ideas and concept of business or a project proposal in meetings or Powerpoint / video presentations. The pack comes in vector formats and scaling is just easy. Commercial License: $4 Regular Price $8 (50% Off) File Format: .AI, .EPS, .SVG, .PSD Layered: Vectors File Dimension: 1400 x…
  • 8 Free Scratch Vector Textures

    Rafi
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Friends, today’s freebie is a set of 8 free scratch textures in vector format. I have prepared these textures from the photos I had taken during my visit to different places. Many of these textures came from old tables, walls, etc. I hope these can be highly useful to you and me to add some basic scratch effect on the designs that require the old scratchy effect. The best part of the texture pack is that they come in vector format. In other others, I converted these textures to vector format in Adobe illustrator, tweaked for best effects and subtlety. They come in .AI, .EPS and .PNG…
  • Giveaway: Win 3 Copies of Illusion Premium Multipurpose Woocommerce Theme

    Rafi
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Today we bring you a wonderful giveaway for our users. We are happy to bring you another wonderful giveaway of a multipurpose responsive WooCommerce theme called illusion. This giveaway is brought to you by SmartDataSoft. Illusion is a premium responsive multipurpose Woocommerce theme which perfectly fits for any e-commerce website. With such features like this template has you can forget about other store templates. Here are some of them: attractive design and responsive layout, Revolution Slider, mega menu and smart search, multi-languages , ajax wishlist and product comparison, ajax…
  • STYLE: Free E-commerce App UI Kit

    Rafi
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Friends, here’s something very useful for app developers, especially for android developers who are looking for material design UI kit. This freebie is an  e-commerce app UI kit that’s created using the latest concept of material design. The set includes a handful of the important user interface screens required for e-commerce fashion mobile application. The kit is created by Srikant Shetty. File Format: .PSD Layers: Vectors File Size: 78.3 MB Visit Download Page
 
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    Creative Nerds

  • Best Of The Web And Design In March 2015

    TimothyBlake
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The end of month is here we have continued our monthly tradition by finishing off the month, with all the best design tutorials we have stumbled across through out the month all into one blog post. Theres some good articles featured a roundup gulp, which has really grown in popularity over the past few months, as well as really good article which squashes some of myths around SEO  which is certainly worth a read. Photoshop Quick Sketch Text Effect Use smart objects, layer styles, and some filters to create a simple sketch text effect. Check out the tutorial on design.tutsplus.com. How To…
  • Squared free curved 3D SVG free icon set

    TimothyBlake
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Another free scalable SVG icon set to add your collection of free icon sets. The set includes icons for all of the most popular social media sites. The set is perfect to use in print and web projects, and is even free to use in commercial projects. Download and enjoy. License Details The Icon set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this Icon set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding license…
  • 300 amazing free universal SVG & PNG icon set

    TimothyBlake
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Once again the amazing guys over at Free Pik have created an exclusive icon set Creative Nerds. The icon set consists of 250+ icons universal icons. This one is the biggest icon pack we have published on creative nerds. The perfect icon set for your design projects, because of the the wide variety of icons to choose from to use in your design projects. The icon set comes in both PNG and SVG perfect for print and web design projects. Download and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. License Details The vector set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design…
  • Festive Easter egg free seamless vector pattern

    TimothyBlake
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    To celebrate the festive easter season we have put together an easter egg seamless vector patterns set. The set has four different colors in total to choose from, in order to see which color scheme best suits your design project. The pattern set is completely free and can even be used in commercial design projects whether it be print or web design. License Details The pattern set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The pattern set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this…
  • 20 fresh free fonts created in 2015

    TimothyBlake
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a collection of fresh free fonts created in 2015. I’m a big fan of fonts, and constantly seeking out the best and latest free fonts. This blog post is a collection of all the best free fonts, which where all created in 2015. These are some fresh free fonts, for you to use and incorporate into your design projects. Most of the fonts can be used in commercial designs, as well as personal projects. If we have missed any fonts from the compilation please leave the links to those fonts in the comments section below. 1. Fonesia 2. KH-Metropolis 3. Besom 4. Gidole 5. Lev Black…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • The London Crisp Co. designed by B&B Studio

    Richard Baird
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The London Crisp Co. is a new hand cooked British crisp range, now available in local pubs throughout London, with a packaging treatment developed by B&B Studio. Absent the story you might expect from a small artisan crisp brand and avoiding the current favour for reduction, B&B Studio’s approach goes all in for provenance and visual impact, embracing a rich and bold contrast of period and contemporary photography, illustration and typography that draws on the changing landscape and cultural history of London. Each pack is a striking and unusual mix of…
  • Designtorget designed by Kurppa Hosk

    Richard Baird
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Designtorget is a Swedish design store and brand founded by architect Jerry Hellström in 1993 with the intention of making the very best contemporary furniture, arts and design from across the country available to the mass market. It now has 16 stores throughout Norway and Sweden and a broad catalogue of functional, high-quality products, selected by jury, produced by both unknown and established designers, and considered creative, innovative and have their own history. The brand is actively involved in the design community, committed to helping emerging…
  • Marco Marco designed by Acre

    Richard Baird
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Marco Marco is an Italian restaurant business with five locations across the city-state of Singapore and an affordable menu made up of international interpretations of classic dishes. These are created from simple recipes inspired by modern food culture using fresh locally sourced ingredients. The name, a reference to the adventures of merchant traveller Marco Polo, was chosen to reflect the international meeting point of ingredients and cultures. Marco Marco’s brand identity, designed by Acre, draws on the simplicity and accessibility of the experience, the…
  • Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio

    Richard Baird
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The Latin American Design Festival is an organisation that promotes Latin American Design internationally and looks to highlight the social potential of design using lectures, workshops, exhibitions and complementary activities. This year’s festival took place in the Peruvian city of Lima with guest speaks that included Jessica Walsh, Brandlab and Anagrama. LAD’s visual identity, developed by IS Creative Studio and extending across posters, lanyards, programmes, flyers, presentation graphics and signage, leverages the universal ISO A series paper…
  • Urbanna designed by Forma & Co

    Richard Baird
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Urbanna is a small Spanish tourist business, led by Anna Permanyer Jordi, that provides experienced guides who can speak Spanish, Catalan, German, French and English, to those visiting the city of Barcelonain. Design studio Forma & Co worked with Urbanna to develop a visual identity solution that, rather than rely on ubiquitous images of the city, favours a convivial colour palette of dyed paper, the typographical flourishes of Domaine and a copywriting component that draws on some of the familiar and unfamiliar culture and history of the city. Chosen to…
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • HGTV Crafternoon: Dip-Dyed Coffee Filter Flowers

    Marianne Canada
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    As you guys have probably figured out by now, I just love a pretty dining table. But let’s be real: who can afford to completely trick out their table for every major holiday? I certainly can’t. With this in mind, I set out to create a fresh, pretty Easter table setting made from materials you can find at the grocery store for literally just a few bucks: Coffee filter flowers. Want to make this project for your Easter table? Click through to learn how to make this project. Click here to view the embedded video. These coffee filter flowers are intoxicatingly beautiful and make a…
  • Easter Kids’ Craft: Cute + Easy Feathered Chick Easter Bucket

    H. Camille Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The recent arrival of spring can mean only one thing: Easter with all its colored-egg-and-chocolate-bunny-awesomeness is right around the corner. And, what do you need to hold said eggs and candy? A cute Easter bucket, of course! Make your own with our step-by-step instructions >> Yes, I said “bucket” not “basket.” Readily available at your local hardware or craft store, a bucket is a great stand-in for a traditional Easter basket because its smooth sides allow for all kinds of crafty creativity. Plus, it’s just the right size for stashing your kid’s…
  • #HGTVmakeover: Dressed-Up Dresser Ideas From Readers

    Mallory Ziglar
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Something must be in the water around these parts. Between Marianne’s nightstand and Liz’s upcoming dresser project, it seems like everyone around here has caught the DIY furniture bug. Our readers are no exception. Since Liz is still deciding how to transform her own bedroom dresser, we rounded up some favorites from the #HGTVmakeover hashtag on Instagram to keep the creative juices flowing. We’re loving the trend of colorful custom furniture to add fun and personality to a room. I feel like we all have a piece like this one from @Heather_Hill5 taking up space in a garage.
  • Spring Essentials: Fun Products to Organize Your Entire Home

    Farima Alavi
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Congratulations to the giveaway winner, Stephanie G! Welcome to Spring Essentials, a Design Happens mini-series where we’ll highlight our favorite products to help you get your home ready for spring. The third installment: Spring organization products that will make the most of your home’s storage space. See our product picks, then enter for a chance to win some supplies to organize your home. We’ve shared our favorite cleaning products with you, so now it’s time to get organized. I absolutely do not like organizing, which is a little embarrassing for me to admit. I can…
  • Spring Essentials: Stylish and Practical Garden Gear

    Felicia Feaster
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Welcome to Spring Essentials, a Design Happens mini-series where we’ll highlight our favorite products to help you get your home ready for spring. The second installment: Spring gardening products that will have you looking fresh while cultivating fresh produce. See our product picks, then enter for a chance to win your own garden gear! Sure you could wear your torn jeans and boyfriend’s shirt to attack garden weeds, but nothing makes gardening more fun than finding clothing and accessories that go the extra mile when it comes to playing in the dirt — while helping you look good doing…
 
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  • Bright & Bold Accessories By JillMakes

    Ange
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:53 am
    Jill Makes the brightest jewelry and accessories that will cheer you up on your gloomiest day! Jill Foreman incorporates her love of colors and patterns into her unique handmade pieces, which include necklaces, bracelets, bangles, keychains, and hair clips. I’m especially drawn to Jill’s bold hand-painted designs on her jewelry collection, which is crafted from a mixture of materials such as wood, leather, beads and clay. Some of my favorites include the gold tassel necklace, handpainted wooden gem pendant, and wooden engraved quotes pin. Check out Jill’s etsy shop for the…
  • Studio Esinam: Architectural City Prints

    Ange
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Studio Esinam, founded by art director Josefine Lilljegren and architect Sebastian Gokah, creates monochrome prints that feature elevations of iconic structures from different cities. In this modern print series, the essence of cities around the world is captured through an architect’s eyes! Cities that are illustrated so far include Kobenhavn, London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Göteborg and Brooklyn. These limited edition architectural prints of renowned buildings and landmarks are available online on Studio Esinam’s website in two different series of…
  • Brunch Macarons

    Ange
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    You can’t go wrong with these adorable brunch macarons to jumpstart your Sunday, or any other day. A sweet creation by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth. Can you spot the waffles, grilled ham and eggs? Check out her blog for the instructions to create these cute “breakfast” macarons. Photo: Jared Smith
  • A Gusto Food Art

    Ange
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:50 pm
    “A Gusto” is an interdisciplinary food art project by three creative professionals in Bueno Aires, Argentina, combining the fields of typography, food styling and fileteado (an artistic drawing typically used in Bueno Aires). The food used in this project include rice, lentils, pumpkin seeds, beans, himalayan sea salt, and paprika. Can you identify these ingredients? More about the project here.
  • Zoo Portraits Wall Decal

    Ange
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Funny wall decals from Blik featuring six animals from Zoo Portraits. In this photographic series created by Barcelona photographer Yago Partal, animals are dressed up like humans in cool fashionable attires that express its individual personality. The six animal portraits selected for Blik wall decals include Bear, Fox, Cat, Bull, Ostrich and Macaque. Blik has done a brilliant job in styling these cute animal wall decals. Each animal portrait is cleverly incorporated into an interior space without turning the room into an overcrowded zoo. See the full collection here. Photography: Blik
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    Design42Day Magazine

  • The Ribbon Chapel By NAP Architects

    Eleonora Sagretti
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    Wedding may not be only sentimental: the location can truly make it an emotional path culminating with the final Yes. The firm Nap Architects well know how to play with this potential: their recent release, the Ribbon Chapel, is a celebration of love elevation through the balanced interference of modern architecture with surrounding nature. Located in the silent gardens of Bella Vista Sakaigahama, a resort hotel in Onomichi, Japan, this is a wedding chapel composed of two spiral stairways vertically developed through twists and turns before uniting as one on the 14.5m summit so as to form a…
  • Médard desk lamp

    Grace Eire
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Modular has created quite the intriguing lamp in collaboration with Bleijh, a Dutch industrial design studio. The lamp, called Médard, almost looks alive, with its three legs positioned as if it were a creature ready to pounce. In fact, the designers took inspiration from a stick bug. The resemblance is just enough to conjure the idea of the insect without compromising the architectural intrigue of the piece. The head of the lamp is almost an exact likeness to spotlights used in photo studios or on film shoots, creating a fascinating dichotomy between what is natural and what is man or…
  • Preservation by Blake Little

    Mikael Fernstrom
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    In his new monograph and exhibition “Preservation”, the award-winning American photographer Blake Little is surprising the world with a number of stunning photographs showing human form in an extraordinary novel way. Little realised, when photographing a male model that looked “bearish”, that he wanted to try a few shots with the model eating honey with his hands. In the resulting photos, Little discovered how a thin coating of fluid honey changed the optical properties of human skin, making it look like it was preserved in amber. With some further experimentation, this resulted in…
  • Quattromani

    Laura Fuso
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:37 am
    Riga, the capital city of Latvia, is a kind of magic. One dream, one soul, one city, challenging the doors of time. A perfectly medieval village that every year hosts, among the runways of its very Fashion Week, an Italian designer selected by Design42Day. This year choice involved little fairy weavers from another magical land, Sardinia. Massimo Noli and Nicola Frau told a story of textile enchantments, about a woman with both vampire and fairy features, wearing knitwear, eco-fur, merino wool and lurex. Once upon a time, when Janas could live in their world free of malice and cupidity. When…
  • Mary Katrantzou

    Laura Fuso
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Perhaps Mary Katrantzou wanted all her models to stumble and fall. For sure she wanted them to bring seriously new messages, forms and materials. A part from the impossible catwalk made of rubber, cut through by dangerous maryjane platfroms, the show was probably the most significant in Katrantzou growth. Her Horror Vacui is an opportunity for a work of real experimentation, culminating with the juxtaposition of contrasting materials and patterns, prints and 3d shapes, plastic paisley and tulle. A mature reflection on the new ways of expression, on the necessity of reasoned details to fill…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Character Design and Concept Art by André Castro

    Ellison
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Hello! I am André Castro aka Synthesis, a Graphic Designer & Character Artist based on Curitiba, Brazil. I started doing digital art with Photoshop since I was 12, just for fun and it became everything to me. In the last years I’ve been studying Character Design and Concept Art to work in movies or games industry. The majority of my works are a blend of Zbrush, Photoshop and Keyshot. I start sculpting at Zbrush, make all the render passes and compose it ate Photoshop, or, send it to Keyshot and then, Photoshop again. I have seen an incredible improvement in my work since I decided…
  • Feminine Industrial: Wire Sculptures from Seung Mo Park

    Megan Parry
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    The aluminum wire sculptures of Seung Mo Park are feminine and beautiful but there is a stoic detachment present; they’re intriguing and mysterious, unapproachable and melancholy. Park has become a master at creating intimate, haunting and feminine sculptures with one of the most industrial, non-delicate material available. The dichotomy is a necessary one: if he’d used some other, more typical material, the sculptures would end up too precious, too obvious. Park has a secondary love affair with fashion – his treatment of pleating, wrinkling, folding and movement of fabric is so…
  • The Perfectly Imperfect Photography of Diane Arbus

    Will Titterington
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    “A camera should be a little bit cold, a little bit harsh.” The words of Diane Arbus, sixties and seventies American photographer who became widely known for her photographs of marginalised people; dwarves, nudists, transgender people and giants. In short, she photographed “freaks”, and yet at the same time was scared that this would come to define her career. Arbus was destined to become infamous in one way or another; if not for her challenging portraits of deviants, it would be her violent suicide which would help to cement her legend. Born in 1923, she was married by the time she…
  • Maria A. Aristidou Creates Beautiful Paintings With Coffee

    Mia Grevees
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Coffee. How would you survive Monday morning without it? Or any morning for that matter? But what if coffee wasn’t only for getting your daily caffeine fix? What if it we could do more with that magical morning beverage? Well apparently, you can, and it is awesome. Is there anything coffee cannot do? Artist Maria A. Aristidou uses nothing more than a brewed pot of coffee and a paint brush to turn her coffee into artwork and you’ve got to admit, it’s pretty impressive. From R2-D2 to Jimi Hendrix, her work is extraordinary and will give you a whole new appreciation for that brown juice…
  • Dreamy Men Fighting: Prints on Canvas by Evgeny Boikov

    Mia Grevees
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Evgeny Boikov’s inky, abstracted figurative prints read like a series of artistic Rorschach blot test cards. The figures are dynamic, filling the entire canvas with their bodies – their movement is big and evocative and aggressive. The men are wearing suits and ties while participating it what seems to be a completely crazed brawl – it’s a mentally jarring concept but the rough edges are literally rounded out with the blurred watercolor treatment. The hazy, out-of-focus quality to the physical canvas helps to take the aggression out of the subject matter and make the prints…
 
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  • 12 Rules to Engaging the Millennials

    Hala Ali
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    The Millennials constitute a fickle generation, prone to rapid and abrupt changes in thought and behavior, preferences, expectations, and demand, and they are 80 million strong today. From a marketing point of view, they represent a nightmarish demographic, nigh impossible to target due to their age, diversity, and especially their tendency for being capricious. However,… The post 12 Rules to Engaging the Millennials appeared first on Think Design.
  • Typomania: Embrace or Reject Futura!

    Shyrose Vastani
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:18 am
    Many types of fonts are effectively utilized in graphics, according to the characteristics which complement the overall brand image. However, the distinction between popular fonts and the appropriate font choice is often misunderstood. You would observe that the use of Helvetica and Futura is pretty common in customary brands, as compared to other type faces.… The post Typomania: Embrace or Reject Futura! appeared first on Think Design.
  • Copyrights, Trademarks, & Derivative Designs

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    The nastiest thing that the design fraternity has to deal with is copyrights and trademark protection. It is also one of the many reasons why the work of a logo designer is not considered valuable. Trademark violations and copyright protection issues in the past have established a negative image of logo designers, in addition to… The post Copyrights, Trademarks, & Derivative Designs appeared first on Think Design.
  • Local NJ Business Owner Debates DIY Brand Design

    Kathleen Burns
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    “We believe in fresh food you can eat every day. We believe in reasonable portions, and reasonable prices. We believe in buying local and supporting local farms and food businesses.” – Kathy Chef Kathy started Madeline’s Table personal chef service in 2004 because of her passion for food and her desire to bring real food… The post Local NJ Business Owner Debates DIY Brand Design appeared first on Think Design.
  • 13 NJ Book Cover Designers to Hit the Best Seller’s List

    Kathleen Burns
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Some of the best designers in the United States come from the Tri-State area, and New Jersey has some of the most diverse book cover designers around. Not only are these artists committed to producing brilliant design, they are dedicated to constantly learn new ways to hone their craft and expand their skills every day.… The post 13 NJ Book Cover Designers to Hit the Best Seller’s List appeared first on Think Design.
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  • Reasons Small Businesses Need Quality DIY Web Design Solutions

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

    Kalen Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    Generating highly targeted traffic is one of the most important parts of affiliate marketing. Google Adwords is one of the best sources of traffic, but many affiliates make a number of mistakes that could get them banned from the network. You will need to be aware of the policies to avoid being banned. Most Common Reasons Affiliates are Banned from Adwords Unlike many other advertising providers, Google won’t approve every ad simply because the advertiser is willing to pay for it. They only approve advertisements that meet their quality guidelines to improve the user experience and maintain…
  • Web Design Link Round Up for June 11

    Kalen Smith
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Witnessing the evolution of web design by Martin Ringlein I have been scouring the Internet for some of the best posts that we can add for this week’s best resources on web design. A ton of great posts were published this week, but I was able to come up with a list of some of the best. Here are some that I got a lot from and recommend that you check out as well. Getting Started with Sketch App: 30 Free Templates and Resources This was a great post from Nataly Birch at Noupe. She found a ton of great templates that you can use. Some of them are UIs and others are collections of icons.
  • 7 Funny Images that Mock the NSA

    Kalen Smith
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It has been just over a year since former NSA employee Edward Snowden revealed that his employer was spying on millions of people around the world. His revelation has sparked anger throughout the global community.However, there may be a small silver lining to the NSA. While it has stirred up a lot of things, the NSA is also a great target for some good mockery as well. A number of smartass designers have created some pretty funny pictures to make fun of the National Security Agency. Here are some of the best images that we have come across. Do you have any interesting images that give fodder…
  • How Chinese IP Theft is Killing American Jobs

    Kalen Smith
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:55 am
    Chinese companies are stealing U.S. jobs The United States set a historic precedent last month by charging five members of the Chinese military with stealing intellectual property rights from U.S. companies. On the surface, it sounds like the United States is starting to crack down on the Chinese for stealing trade secrets. However, the charges are unlikely to go anywhere, because the Chinese government is never going to hand these officers over to the United States. Rather than grandstanding, the Obama Administration and Congress should be worried about the millions of jobs that could be…
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  • Reshape Your Business for Smart, Connected Products

    Nancy Pardo
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In this, the final installment of a four-part interview, Jim Heppelmann, CEO of Boston-based software company PTC, looks at how the Internet of Things and smart, connected products are reshaping business models. The IoT has meant an increased focus on product data – does this require a strategic take? Yes, we see data and the insights derived from analytics becoming the key differentiator in a smart, connected world. This is really key to capturing the full opportunity. There are three strategic choices specific to data, first of which is: What data do I need? Capturing and…
  • NASA’s Countdown to Mars

    Gary Wollenhaupt
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    With the successful test of the Orion space capsule back in December, U.S. manned spaceflight moves forward with the development of the Space Launch System (SLS). Designed to replace the venerable Saturn 5 rocket that launched the Apollo missions to the moon, the SLS will carry the Orion capsule to low-Earth orbit and eventually to the moon and Mars in 2025. The first unmanned tests of the SLS and Orion crew vehicle are slated for 2018. NASA and contractors Boeing, Orbital, and others, are building the rocket from the launchpad up as part of NASA’s renewed goals for manned space…
  • Hybrid-Electric Airplanes Are Taking Off

    David Wallace
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s been nearly 20 years since the Toyota Prius hit U.S. roads with a hybrid gas and electric engine, creating mainstream acceptance of hybrid vehicles. And now, similar power systems are making their way into single-seat sport aircraft, a market that’s still considered a cottage industry, but accelerating rapidly. Battery size and costs are shrinking while efficiency is improving at about 5 percent annually, says Prof. Paul Robertson, whose engineering students at Cambridge University in England tested a hybrid-power single-seat plane in December 2014. That craft—weighing less than…
  • How Small Data Can Bring You Big Value

    John Canosa
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    While manufacturers are captivated by big data, and how to collect and analyze it, getting a handle on “small data” is the critical first step. As Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO of PTC, and Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School define in their HBR article, How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition, the combination of intelligence and connectivity gives products new capabilities and allows them to share massive amounts of data about their condition, environment, and performance. Today, for example, sensors, embedded microprocessors, and connectivity…
  • Massachusetts Spurs Growth with IoT

    Nancy Pardo
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Massachusetts is leading the way in high-tech areas like the Internet of Things, big data, cyber security, and healthcare. That’s according to a new report by the Mass Technology Leadership Council and UMass Donahue. The report—part of MassTLC’s 2020 Challenge to drive growth in the broader economy and to create 100,000 new tech jobs by the year 2020—says Massachusetts technology companies created about 17,650 new jobs between 2010 and 2014, and the state has been steadily adding a slew of research grants and growth initiatives. Startup accelerators—including the world’s largest…
 
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  • Professional Development on a Dime

    Ed Roberts
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ever wonder what it’s like to design for brands like Coca-Cola, Hershey and Kraft Foods? Or the White House? Come to HOW Design Live 2015 and ask top in-house manager’s how they professionally develop their teams. Register today and use discount code INHOUSEOBS. Do you work with a guy or gal who seems to know everything about anything? These confident individuals appear to be experts not only within their chosen profession but yours too. Maybe they work in accounting, R&D, administrative services, engineering or marketing. No matter the division they work in, their tendency is to…
  • Prepare Your Imagination: Think Critically & Creatively

    Robin Landa
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Today’s the day. March 31 is the Early Bird Deadline for HOW Design Live, so register now! HOW Design Live—in Chicago this May 4 – 8—is all about collective wisdom shared. From speakers sharing their expertise with attendees to attendees sharing theirs with one another. That’s why we’ve compiled 101 Inspiring Ideas for Creative Professionals in Design, Branding & Marketing, an exclusive free e-book featuring words of wisdom from a selection of 2015’s HOW Design Live speakers. For a sneak peek, here’s one piece from the e-book: Prepare Your…
  • Adobe App Enables Powerful Workflow for Layout Design

    Amanda Aszman
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    Celebrate the 25th year of HOW Design Live with dazzling inspiration from the brightest minds and biggest brands—not to mention a healthy dose of camaraderie with your fellow creatives. Register by the Early Bird deadline on March 31 to save $200! Recognizing that more and more designers are using mobile as a part of their creative process, Adobe is working to offer tools that will help to connect the mobile experience with desktop and web experiences. Today, Adobe announced the release of Adobe Comp CC. The new Adobe app is free and enables a brand new workflow for print, web and…
  • HOW Design Live Early Bird Ends Today!

    Jessica Farris
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    You simply can’t afford to miss HOW Design Live this year—and you simply can’t afford to miss the Early-Bird registration deadline at midnight March 31! Yep, you can still save $200 on your Big Ticket registration—if you register before the Early-Bird deadline. But don’t wait: You’ll want to set aside some time to browse this year’s incredible agenda of speakers and sessions, and to design your own customized HOW Design Live experience. You can choose any session in any time slot from across all five HOW Design Live programs: HOW Design, HOW Leadership, The Dieline Packaging,…
  • Thoughts on Communication Design and UX Education

    James Pannafino
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    If you graduated college in the 90’s with a graphic design degree, you may have learned valuable skills related to visual communication, typography, creative problem solving, compositional layout, etc. Times have really changed. No matter how you view it, educators are tasked with teaching much more than they did in the past. Communication design will always be an aspect of a designer’s education, but many programs are expanding their approach to incorporate user-centered design thinking. Educators who teach communication design and UX may incorporate visual design, web design, user…
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  • Salone del Mobile 2015

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

    Manuel Da Ros
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    #fridayjazz musical proposal of Alessio Bertallot​ Back in great vogue thanks to the collaboration with Daft Punk, that old fox of Nile Rodgers (producer of the epic cult disc, has worked with the likes of Madonna, Bowie, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Sister Sledge .. .) is back to do magic: the new single of Chic is already a classic. L'articolo Nile Rodgers and Chic sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Designers interview Fiera del mobile in Milan

    Manuel Da Ros
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Dear journalist, we wish to inform you that our designers will be available for an interview during the fair “fiera del mobile” in Milan Please write tomanuel@kristalia.itto book the designer and specify the time preferred for the interview thank you L'articolo Designers interview Fiera del mobile in Milan sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Noah Slee – Waterfalls, TLC cover

    Manuel Da Ros
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    #fridayjazz with DJ Alessio Bertallot​ The proposal today’s music: a beautiful version of a hit of TLC, which comes from a New Zealand artist. Noah Slee – Waterfalls (prod. KITSCHKRIEG) L'articolo Noah Slee – Waterfalls, TLC cover sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Hiatus Kaiyote

    Manuel Da Ros
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    #‎fridayjazz the music proposal of Dj Alessio Bertallot Hiatus Kaiyote – Breathing Underwater a preview of the new album of the Australian band, whose originality and skill ranks them among the most outsiders, who among jazz musicians. New Jazz?   L'articolo Hiatus Kaiyote sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
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  • Online and Independent – How Student Ezines Influence Trends in the Youth Market.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Matt Powers
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are obvious reasons why tradeshows are beneficial for both those who choose attend and the exhibitors. It can be a great opportunity for all to learn, network, and generate sales. But to get the most out of an event like this, you can’t just sit back and wait for something good to happen. And while ‘standing out from the crowd’ can be an overused term, it is incredibly vital in a tradeshow setting. We explained how Joel Klettke, a single freelancer, used his creativity and limited budget to generate buzz at MozCon in our last post. However, as exhibitors it’s…
  • How 1 Small Business + 1 Little Promo = 4 Figure Success

    Matt Powers
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Marketing yourself or a small business is tough, but not impossible. We’ve even laid out some basis guidelines to do so in our ebook. And even though we hear of the greatest success stories (Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, etc.), we also know of or have personal experience with the failures. But I’m here to prove to you it doesn’t take a huge team or big budget to get yourself noticed and attract the right customers. Take it from Joel Klettke, one man on a mission to ensure that business copy doesn’t continue to suck.   Joel Klettke is and always has been a…
  • The Time To Invest In Tech Promotional Products Is Now

    Jessica Wysocki
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Let me just work your brain for a minute. As of present day, 1 in 5 people now own at least one smart phone while another 6% of the worldwide populations own a tablet and/or other touch screen device. This estimates to 1.5 billion smart phones active in the world as of today. Now take a look at these statistics from a marketing standpoint. You are looking to create a campaign that appeals to trends and what is hot: at the moment, so you are going to ask yourself, how can I appeal my product/service/company to these trends to create a powerful impression? Well the answer my friends, which is…
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  • 16th century stone sculptures remade for a modern perspective

    Justin Crowe
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sculptor Barry X Ball has taken two Italian sculptures made in the 16th century: Corradini’s LaPuria (‘Purity (veiled woman)’) and Court’s La Invidia (‘Envy’) and replicated them in new materials. For his project ‘Masterpieces’ Ball used onyx, calcite, and a particularly stunning black marble. His new renditions of the classic sculptures have distinctly different properties than that of the original white marble. The onyx is translucent and appears to glow from within, while the black marble appears dense and metallic, highlighting the gentle waves of…
  • Bits of nature immortalized in jewelry to wear for eternity

    Cameron Chapman
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Jewelry made from real flowers, leaves, and other organic materials generally fades in a matter of days. It also evokes images of hippies and flower children (they were called that for a reason) in the ’60s and ’70s creating flower chains out of daisies. ModernFlowerChild creates handmade jewelry with real flowers, grasses, foliage, and organic materials but preserved in crystal clear resin. Sarah, the owner of ModernFlowerChild was raised by hippies, so it’s not surprising she’s created modern jewelry that incorporates natural and organic elements. Each piece is…
  • 12 mind-melting GIFs of shapeshifting bodies and colored fluids

    Nhan Tran
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kristyn Janae Solie’s GIF art is not for the weak of heart, it features shapeshifting alien-like figures and gross colored bodily fluids. The Los-Angeles-based artist is pushing the form to new experimental territory with her colorful and psychedelic renderings. Wonderfully bizarre and borderline disturbing, her take on virtual reality and retro computer graphics is not just nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake. There’s a sense of unfiltered madness to her animated art that keeps you gazing and staring at one after another. Check out 12 of her mind-melting GIFs below, and go to…
  • Cartoonish animals made impressively from blown glass

    Justin Crowe
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Talented Oregon-based artist Scott Bison creates fun cartoonish sea creatures from blown glass. The colorful creatures are made at Quantum Create Glass and are the product of 19 years of glass blowing experience. Bison creates frogs, lizards, blowfish, caterpillars, and more that all look like something out of a fairytale. According to Quantum Create Glass: “He specializes in borosilicate flamework and translates his love of nature into whimsical representations of the world he sees. Scott has a very high-intensity method of producing art. If he isn’t sweating and racing around like a…
  • Surreal photos alter perspectives of scale, being, and conciseness

    Justin Crowe
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Achraf Baznani explores the human psyche through his bizarre photographs. His goal is to depict “the things in nature that are very unnatural” by using surreal narratives that are simple in subject matter, each image focusing on a single idea. His photographs deal with altered perspectives of scale, being, and conciseness by stuffing a head in a jar or curling up in a birds nest. Baznani recently released a photo book called ‘Through My Lens’ where you can find more of his wildly imaginative artwork. See more crazy photos on his website. Source
 
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Makeover Web Sites For Mobile Devices or Lose Search Traffic

    Foster D. Coburn III
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    When we go to Google and perform a search, there are many criteria used behind the scenes to give us results that Google feels will best answer our query. Often Google will update the algorithm used to modify the criteria used and the amount of importance assigned to the criteria. We're about to see a big change in the next month that could have a huge impact on the search results you get when using a mobile device. Some Web sites adapt when viewed on a mobile device. The terminology for that adaptation is a "responsive Web site". Other sites do not adapt to mobile. Google has announced that…
  • RingCentral Provides Much More Than Savings on Phone Service

    Foster D. Coburn III
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It was almost eighteen months ago that we switched our office phones from landlines provided by Centurylink to VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) supplied by RingCentral. I detailed this decision and how it dropped our costs by 75% in Upgrade Your Phone Service and Save Money With RingCentral. In that post, I only discussed how it replaced our regular phone service and the cost savings. In this post I'm going to discuss all the other benefits. Let's continue the discussion with the additional phone functions that are available. A desktop app is available that allows you to make calls, send…
  • See Inside Your Designs With Xray Ted Free Fonts

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I've been very lucky that I've had very few Xrays in my life. Most of them have been of my teeth. Today free fonts are Xray Ted and they feature very narrow characters making them perfect for a long headline that needs to fit in a tight space. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed. All the details on the process…
  • Saving CorelDRAW Files to Previous Versions May Introduce Problems

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I heard from someone who was using two versions of CorelDRAW. On the laptop, CorelDRAW X6 was being used. The desktop computer had CorelDRAW X3. I'm not sure which one was used at home and which at the office, but that was the reason given for the two different versions. The goal was to create some artwork in CorelDRAW X6 and save backwards to CorelDRAW X3 for more editing on the other computer. Let's examine why this is a recipe with potential for failure. First, the two versions of the software were created six years apart. In the world of technology, that's an eternity. Let's go over two…
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD Drive

    Foster D. Coburn III
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I've written many times in the past about the benefits of an SSD drive. Moving data to and from a mechanical drive is one of the biggest slowdowns on most computers. Using an SSD drive speeds up the process dramatically and can make your whole computer faster. If speed is the pro, then price is the con. As time passes, the price of SSD drives continues to drop so you aren't paying as much of a premium for speed. Of course the speed and reliability of these drives also continues to increase. One of the best choices today is the SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB. It is one of the fastest drives…
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  • PinPres shelf – a playful shelving from OOO My Design

    skyant
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    If you worry about buying the right shelf for your kids, Pin Pres could be a good choice for you. As a kid’s room shelf, Pin Pres will make your kid get playful experience and can be used to store the toys, books and other things by changing its form. Designer: OOO My Design You Might Also LikeEVA self-balancing unicycleThe Scrubba Wash Bag6 creative toast foodsBat book shelfSnowball maker
  • The Scrubba Wash Bag

    skyant
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    How did you wash your clothes without wash machine when you were on a trip? It must be a difficult thing. But it doesn’t matter. Australia-based Scrubba team produced a new wash bag titled Scrubba™, which is the lightest and most compact “washing machine” in the world. Scrubba™ weighs less than 5 oz., it must be a great design for all travelers and campers who want to, and allows them to wash clothes anywhere, and enjoy travel. How does it work? Designer: Scrubba Team You Might Also LikeEVA self-balancing unicyclePinPres shelf – a playful shelving from OOO My…
  • This is not a speaker but home security device

    skyant
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s wrong to think that this device titled Cocoon is a speaker. In fact, Cocoon provides us with a new, simple way of managing home security via HD Camera, Motion Detection & SUBSOUND™ Technology, users can easily see when something’s wrong and control the response from smartphone APP. One Cocoon can protect a whole home, to make you feel safe, very nice. Designer: Dan Conlon You Might Also LikeSnail speakerMY AMP speakerProjection keyboardAdd a screen to watch HD movies via iPhoneA wireless speaker 10-29
  • EVA self-balancing unicycle

    skyant
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    EVA is an intelligent self-balancing transportation tool driven by electric power. This unicycle’s maximum speed is 18 km/h (can be adjusted by APP), and weighs only 8 Kg. The electric-powered unicycle is compact and convenient, relies on the gyro sensor for control, easy to carry and suitable for young workers. Designer: FastWheel   You Might Also LikeThe Scrubba Wash BagPinPres shelf – a playful shelving from OOO My DesignFlower PowerTransport TW – conceptual vehicle designGuided electrical socket
  • Carbine4Bag device for the passengers with heavy luggage

    skyant
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Every day many passengers have to take public transport with many heavy bags, who cannot use the mobile devices freely. It is unsafe and unsanitary to put the luggage on the floor. Because the sittings usually lack, they always carry bags with their hands, tired and uncomfortable. Now, Russian designer Anastasiya Gavrilova brings us a great way of solving this problem. Carbine4Bag is a simple device that allows us to hang the heavy luggage on the hand-rail of bus, metro or other urban public transport to make our trip more comfortable. By pressing the button, two racks appear automatically,…
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  • Woven Magazine

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: P22 Underground, Minion, Tablet Gothic, Georgia
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    31 Mar 2015 | 2:24 am
    The Godfather (.EPS) vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download The Godfather (.EPS) current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post The Godfather (.EPS) vector logo free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    HOUSE OF HIPSTERS

  • Bedroom Makeover Thoughts

    kyla
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Recently, I was asked by Parachute Home, “What do you love about your bedroom?” Hmmm, do I love my bedroom? Well, that’s a really good question. Not really. Well, not now anyway, but I will…as soon as I finish this bedroom makeover. We moved into our home over 4 years ago, and I’m finally getting around to the designing and styling this space. I mean sure, we purchased some nice bedding and a new Tempur-Pedic mattress right away to make it feel fresh, but I chose to focus my design efforts more on the main floor. A space that my guests would see. via MORE…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #20

    kyla
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Woah you guys! 20 weeks of Found & Foraged! I know in like a year I’ll probably giggle at my amazement, but seriously, 20 weeks! That’s 5 months! How cool is that? I have to thank each and every one of you for making this a community to share and explore each other’s work. I’ve met so many new bloggers and discovered so many amazing projects and recipes. BTDubs, I’m still eating the Cheesy Taco Skillet. Bahahaha. We might need an intervention. It’s become my Saturday night party meal. Or maybe I just have a thing with food right now because…
  • Pottery Barn Giveaway with Table & Hearth

    kyla
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Do you guys know Emily from Table + Hearth She’s this sweet little thang (and DIYer extraordinaire) from Texas who I just love bunches and tons. Well, this week her blog is celebrating its one year anniversary, and let me tell you, this girl knows how to party! Emily ask House of Hipsters and a bunch of other amazing blogger friends listed below to team up to give you a chance to win a $300 Pottery Barn eGift Card! Ummm, say what?!?!? Yep, you read that right! A $300 Pottery Barn giveaway! Hooray for blogiversaries! ENTER TO WIN THE GIVEAWAY AFTER THE JUMP… So Kyla, what do I…
  • Style Post — Mad for Plaid

    kyla
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Dressing for spring in Chicago can be tricky. The mornings can be quite chilly while the afternoons are comfortable. And then you can get days like Monday where we had blizzard like conditions; while today is pushing 60° and sunny. It’s madness. You never know if the snow is gone for good until it hits 90° and even then it can be a crap shoot. READ MORE AFTER THE JUMP… I’ve found that I’m most comfortable when dressing in layers. My daily wardrobe mainly consists of jeans and a tee, jeans and a button down. But on workdays, it can walk a fine line of too casual…
  • Book Club — The Girl On The Train

    kyla
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    So we’re almost halfway through March and quite a few of you…including myself…have finished The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. All the reviews I read had compared it to Gone Girl, so I was thrilled to be reading this month’s book picked by Ashley from Bigger Than The Three Of Us and Thalita from The Learner Observer and my co-worker Mary Kate. This book is narrated by three different women which can sometimes make for a difficult read, but in this case, was well done. It just took some getting use to. The only thing I really found myself paging back to were…
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Fun and Easy DIY Easter Decorating Ideas for Your Home

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

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

    caitlink
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    The style and elegance of Trend products have come to life at the residence of Trend Group CEO, Andrea Di Giuseppe and his wife, Frederica Bisazza, Image and Communications Manager of the company – in the exclusive South Beach area of Miami Beach, Florida. Remodeling their prominent apartment at Portofino Tower, Andrea and Frederica began an exciting challenge of incorporating Italian-style with the refined elegance and sophistication of Trend products. The result is nothing short of magnificent, as they transformed their home into a showcase of luxury and grandeur using all Trend products…
  • Announcing Our New Mosaic Tile Collections: Rettangolo and Hexagonal

    caitlink
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    What’s old is new again in the world of glass mosaic tiles. Granite Transformations has captured the charm of Italian-inspired design by blending Old World European style with a modern twist. Granite Transformations proudly introduces two new gorgeous glass mosaic tile collections – Hexagonal and Rettangolo. Suitably named for its design shape, hexagonal mosaic tile originated in the Victorian era and Granite Transformations is celebrating the classic mosaic design by offering homeowners the 19th century look of white porcelain with the glass of the 21st century – all in vibrant colors…
  • What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out!

    Erwin Lee
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. What’s Your Kitchen Style? Take Our Quiz and Find Out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 10 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Information Do you like calm, neutral colors or bold, vibrant colors? Do you prefer function over style? Take this quiz to unleash your inner design style and realize the kitchen that’s best for you. You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not…
 
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Houses, Clouds and Trees by Scott Redden

    Vania
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Scott Redden paintings are vivid, in contrasting yellow and green tones overflowing the entire canvas, simple composition with typical American architectural elements. Read the rest of Houses, Clouds and Trees by Scott Redden originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Sunny and Elegant Montee Karp Residence

    Vania
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Located on a Malibu hillside and overlooking the Pacific Ocean this contemporary re-envisioned project of Patrick Tighe Architecture is fresh, sunny and elegantly minimalistic. Placing great care and attention towards the sustainability and the environmental – upgrade of the existing property the architects succeeded in turning the relatively small home into gallery-like space full with light and granting clever exhibiting niches for the owner’s large contemporary art collection. Read the rest of Sunny and Elegant Montee Karp Residence originally posted on http://interiorzine.com ©…
  • Classy and Stylish Villa Spee

    Vania
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    Contemporary lines combined with artistic playfulness. Although this family home is situated in Haelen, Netherlands, it possesses the simplicity, minimalistic aesthetics and elegant serenity of the architectural expression typical for the Scandinavian architecture and design. The architects from Lab32 had cleverly integrated the naturally undulated landscape and left the clear-lined cubical volume of the house to float elegantly on its beautiful surrounding. The material palate is correspondingly simple and natural – wooden cladding, white plastering and aluminum framing – all…
  • Flask by Alberto Caiola – Perfect Combination of Classic Elegance and City Chic

    Vania
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    The newest project of Alberto Caiola offers a fundamentally different dining experience with anachronistic esthetics and combination between elegance and funkiness that is concealed behind a facade of a cheery sandwich shop. The enchanted and playful trip in this trendy Shanghai’s lounge starts in the first of the two premises (the project consist of two contemporary bar and dining spaces – Flask and The Press) – where neon lights, asymmetrical drop ceiling clad in copper and suspended cubical forms, hanging above vintage leather sofas, capture immediately the imagination of the…
  • An Odyssey – Outdoor Furniture by Gandia Blasco

    Vania
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The Valencian design studio Odosdesign has been responsible for art direction, visual and graphic identity of An Odyssey, the new catalog Gandia Blasco Spanish firm dedicated to its early production and marketing of blankets until in 1996 launched its first collection of outdoor furniture. Twelve days of photo sessions spread over different locations on the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera have been necessary for the realization of the new visual ideology of the brand. Read the rest of An Odyssey – Outdoor Furniture by Gandia Blasco originally posted on…
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  • Giedre Kiaulenaite for Numero by Miles Aldridge

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge at 2b Management captures Extase story featuring Giedre Kiaulenaite styled by Samuel Francois for the latest edition of Numero Magazine.
  • Could Adobe kill your desktop?

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    Designers who use Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator regularly, know that they can't get out of using it on their desktops. This means hour after hour of sitting at their workstations,
  • Marine Deleeuw for Harper`s Bazaar Singapore by Yu Tsai

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    Top model Marine Deleeuw teams up with fashion photographer Yu Tsai for The New Royals story coming from the pages of Harper?? Bazaar Singapore?? latest edition. In
  • Ellery Land

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:22 am
    Amongst the hallowed lane-ways of inner city Paris, set somewhere between the River Seine and the Champs Élysées sits an artisan apartment like no other.  It would only seem fitting
  • Design Hunter is featured in the Elle Decoration Directory

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    I was hugely excited to discover that Design Hunter had been included in the Elle Decoration Directory this month.more>>Permalink
 
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  • Quiz: What Are My True Colors And What Colors Look Best on Me?

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

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

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

    dipa
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Colors play an important role in our lives and even when we do creative work or meditate, we can lend distinctive vibrations and focus our intentions better through the burning of different colored candles. Indeed; candle “magick” is an important and much studied science and art (which many feel, wrongly, is associated with black magic or witchcraft). In this guide, we will only refer to the use of candle colors and their meanings for linking to individual energies as based on different colored Chakras. We hope that the candle colors and their meanings given below will work positively on…
  • Color Therapy and Aromatherapy: Can They Be Integrated For the Purpose of Healing?

    dipa
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Aromatherapy has gained a great deal of popularity over the past few decades.The science basically consists of use of aromatic essential oils, herbs or candles all of which can lower stress by stimulating the senses. Color therapy, on the other hand, has only been receiving attention off late. I have covered the topic in details in different sections of this website. Now, experts are trying to study whether combining these two healing sciences can help complement each other and bring about enhanced benefits. In aromatherapy, a single essential oil derived from any part of the plant (bark,…
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  • New Buses Transformed Into Coffee Shops On Wheels

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Many of us ride buses to our desired location, Leap Transit have decided to take their buses to the next level by transforming their interior based on comfort. In San Francisco they recently launched a redesigned city bus. Theses new buses transformed look like coffee shops on wheels, set up with Wi-Fi and USB ports, […] The post New Buses Transformed Into Coffee Shops On Wheels appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 41 Hilarious April Fools’ Day Pranks For Families

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:23 am
    If you’re a looking to prank your friends or family this April fools day we’ve got a great collection of 41 Badass April Fools’ Day Pranks For The Whole Family! We’ll be showcasing some harmless and more importantly fun which everyone can enjoy. April Fools’ Day (sometimes called April Fool’s Day or All Fools’ Day) is celebrated every year […] The post 41 Hilarious April Fools’ Day Pranks For Families appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 37 Weird Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Life Easier

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    You may think Kitchen Gadgets can’t get anymore weirder but they can! If you’ve got some extra cash laying around you might be tempted to buy one of these weird kitchen gadgets that will surprisingly make life easier! With some interesting ideas that may ending up being your joy in the kitchen like a 3D Latte Art […] The post 37 Weird Kitchen Gadgets That Will Make Life Easier appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 31 Cute DIY Easter Hacks For The Whole Family

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    The Easter Holidays are a great time of year to have some fun with the whole family! If you’re kids love chocolate (and who doesn’t!?) they love these Cute DIY Easter hacks for the whole family! Do you know these Easter Egg Facts? 1. The world’s biggest Easter egg hunt was held in Florida in 2007, […] The post 31 Cute DIY Easter Hacks For The Whole Family appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 31 Useful Dollar Store Organization Tricks Everyone Should Know

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    You don’t have to spends lots of money on storage when you’ve got the Dollar Store. If you’re looking to save some dough but still want to but products that will help with organization, these useful dollar store organization tricks will help you get some great storage solutions for around your home. With some pretty […] The post 31 Useful Dollar Store Organization Tricks Everyone Should Know appeared first on Design Bump.
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    The Design Home

  • Delicate and modern “Vertigo” lamp

    Ivana Mirchevska
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    The delicate form of the “Vertigo” lamp resembles a stylish hat, which can simultaneously uncover, but discreetly hide you from the prying eyes. The lamp is made based on the concept of designer Constance... The post Delicate and modern “Vertigo” lamp appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Housing project that changes the architectural character of Paris

    Ivana Mirchevska
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
      The French architectural studio “Hamonic + Masson & Associés” is changing the character of the traditional Parisian architecture through a spectacular modern housing project for the 13th district of Paris. The project includes... The post Housing project that changes the architectural character of Paris appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Modern and bright apartment in Tel Aviv

    Ivana Mirchevska
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    What do architects do when they have the freedom to design their own interior or the interiors of their family? Architect Lauren Reik experimented with ideas to create a contemporary interior in her grandmother’s... The post Modern and bright apartment in Tel Aviv appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Offices that allow greater interaction between employees

    Ivana Mirchevska
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    The colorful, modern and vast offices of “Beats by Dre” look more like a modern gallery or glamorous nightclub. The architects from “Bestor Architecture” designed the space to look sophisticated and open and to reflect the... The post Offices that allow greater interaction between employees appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Before & After House Renovation Project in Sidney

    Ivana Mirchevska
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    When you look at the original version of this home and its ultimate updated look, you can see which elements are necessary to be updated in the process of renovation. The amazing transformation of... The post Before & After House Renovation Project in Sidney appeared first on The Design Home.
 
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    DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse

  • Neverland Tea Ornate Package Design

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

    Deep Datta
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Top Ten innovative electronics package designs enlists some of the smartest, coolest packaging concepts for everyday electronics consumer items We begin with this Light bulb packaging made from 100 %biodegradable materials (recycled paper from egg carton, no ink and zero glue used. Designed by Oliver Meier when he was a student in Münster, Westphalia (Germany).   Panasonic’s Note line of earplugs got… Read More »The post Top Ten innovative electronics package designs appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Taylor Swift Incredible things perfume bottle design

    Deep Datta
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Taylor Swift Incredible things perfume bottle design for her latest fragrance is playful, feminine and creative, much like the artist herself. Collaborating with  Taylor Swift and Elizabeth Arden Fragrances, illustrator Bella Towse indulges in watercolour and ink illustrations, inspired by the scents composition of creamy woods and velvety petals wrapped in a soft veil of musk and vanilla. She says “I was so… Read More »The post Taylor Swift Incredible things perfume bottle design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Pikkpack innovative flat packing shoe design

    Deep Datta
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Pikkpack innovative flat packing shoe design is a triumph of ergonomic design which can transform a flat piece of leather into a cool shoe. Clients Pikkpack Webshop had a simple brief for Hungarian designer Sara Gulyas – design something comfortable and long-lasting, but also cool and light on material. Sara, who is a self-confessed shoe junkie herself, came up with… Read More »The post Pikkpack innovative flat packing shoe design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Innovative elastic band package design

    Deep Datta
    8 Mar 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Innovative elastic band package design as part of a stdent project by Ric Bixter brilliantly communicates the product by leveraging its distinctive properties in an exciting packaging concept. The brief of the student task was to visit a pound shop and pick out a product which is dull, mundane office stationery and completely re-think the package. Bixter picks… Read More »The post Innovative elastic band package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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    Gates Interior Design

  • How to feng shui your desk

    Amanda Gates
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Feng shui is the art of arranging your environment to attract a positive vibe. By arranging objects in a certain way, your outer environment affects your inner environment, giving you positive results. As a practitioner of feng shui myself, my goal is to harbor energy, better known as chi. Everything in our environment is chi.… Read more The post How to feng shui your desk appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Modern etiquette – How to be a gracious guest

    Amanda Gates
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
    It is often said that a great party centers around a gracious and organized host. However, when you are invited into someone’s home it is also important to be a gracious guest. Simple etiquette is an absolute must when attending a party. To behave otherwise is ungracious and rude. Here are the top ten manners when… Read more The post Modern etiquette – How to be a gracious guest appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Kim Salter – Design 101 Podcast

    Amanda Gates
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    It was early in the morning and as I went through emails I noticed a designer reached out to me on twitter looking for an upholstery shop. She had just moved to Nashville and was struggling to find the necessary trades she needed for an upcoming job. I had never met her and had no idea… Read more The post Kim Salter – Design 101 Podcast appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 things every screened-in porch needs

    Amanda Gates
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    A few weeks ago one of my builders called me up to see if I was interested in doing a screened-in porch, addition with him. The clients currently have an outdoor concrete pad and are looking to make it a whole lot more luxurious and family-friendly. What a great opportunity! I rarely get the chance… Read more The post 7 things every screened-in porch needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Can We Really Trust Our Food System?

    Amanda Gates
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    It was over a year ago that David and I decided to go completely non-GMO with all the food we consumed. At first this may seem like a daunting task, but with readily available info on the web like the non-GMO project, food babe, GMO free, and living Maxwell – just to name a few, it… Read more The post Can We Really Trust Our Food System? appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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    Design Freebie

  • What does Standard Business Card Dimensions Mean?

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

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

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

    Graphic Wolf
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    If you are really serious about making money with your new business, you should take the time to make a good business card. A business card is a road map that covers all aspects of your business, and it is also essential. All proper information make business cards design more The post 10 Things Make Your Business Cards Design Professional appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Music Night Free Flyer Template # 13

    Graphic Wolf
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Generally companies use flyer template as their advertising to serve and get the word out about products or services of their company. If you have searched for program or software to design a brochure or flyer, you met with products such as, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and others. These are excellent The post Music Night Free Flyer Template # 13 appeared first on Design Freebie.
 
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    Design Chronicle

  • Ultra thin sound absorbing pendant from ZERO lighting

    Design Chronicle
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The 2015 collection from ZERO Lighting introduces a series of light fixtures that enrich our lives. The Block pendant light by Johanna Jacobson Backman for the Swedish brand explores the idea of increasing our wellbeing through good workplace acoustics. Image © ZERO Lighting The ultra thin pendant absorbs both high and low frequencies, contributing to a pleasant atmosphere. The geometric shape is softened by a playful cable that also contributes to the lamp’s versatility. Block can be used as a single pendant, or hung is groups by mixing shapes and colours. Image © ZERO Lighting The…
  • Normann Copenhagen presents a hi-fi inspired range of lamps

    Design Chronicle
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Danish designer Simon Legald has designed a sophisticated range of lamps called Amp for Normann Copenhagen. The range consists of one table lamp and two pendant lamps. Amp features a lovely combination of glass and marble, adding a visual fragility and sensuous heaviness. Image © Normann Copenhagen Simon Legald developed the shape of the lamps while restoring an old 60’s radio at home. While searching for spare parts for the radio, he was captivated by the glow that emits from the tube amplifier. The simple oval shape and the glow of the bulb is an obvious reference to this, just…
  • EMBT designs Dome for COPAGRI as part of Milan Expo 2015

    Design Chronicle
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Miralles Tagliabue EMBT has designed a dome for COPAGRI as part of the Expo Milano 2015. The dome will be located in the south-east part of the Lake Arena, one of the main aces of the Expo Milano masterplan, and adjacent to the European Union Pavilion and the Vanke Pavilion. Image Courtesy of © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT COPAGRI is a confederation of agricultural producers that brings together hundreds of Italian farmers. During the Expo, they will showcase their approach to the use of natural food products, all linked to the Italian tradition, through a market, a hall for cooking…
  • Normann Copenhagen brings a coat rack inspired by table foosball

    Design Chronicle
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Designed by the Norwegian duo Gridy for Normann Copenhagen, the new Play Coat Rack is simple, playful and functional. Inspired by table foosball, the quirky design features colourful rounded hooks of different sizes, suitable for any sort of clothes. Image © Normann Copenhagen The minimalist design characteristic of Normann Copenhagen, makes the Play Coat Rack a great decorative piece and can easily double up as a wall installation. The soft and rounded shapes of the hooks ensure the clothes are protected. Image © Normann Copenhagen Play is made of solid oak and comes in three colour…
  • WEWOOD launches new smart bookshelf

    Design Chronicle
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Designed by Laurindo Marta for WEWOOD, X2 is a smart bookshelf with a high-level of customization that adapts to your needs. The versatile shelving system is built from two blocks with the same size that allow a free composition. Image © WEWOOD Each square block is composed of 48 wooden slats fastened together with brass screws to allow movement of the blocks, and to ensure structural stability. Designed to adapt to the different needs and spaces, X2 allows you to constantly change the width and height, creating new modules and compartments for book storage or other decorative items.
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  • Intricate Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey

    John Oliver
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    By John Oliver Using carefully cut fragments of printed skin from the photographs of celebrities in popular magazines, artist David Adey creates elaborate, pinned collages reminiscent of the most complex entomological displays. In some works, like the below image of David and Victoria Beckham, he reconstructs the original photo but turns the skin into a tapestry of whimsical shapes, creating a new kind of portrait. In his less figurative works, he creates large shapes and textures from hundreds and hundreds of individual pieces — as in “22 Footer,” which looks like an enormous, coiled…
  • David Cerny’s Bizarre Sculptures In The Streets Of Prague

    Flynn Matthews
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    By Flynn Matthews David Černý – one of the leading Czech contemporary artists. Cerny was born in Prague. He gained notoriety in 1991 by painting a Soviet tank pink, to serve as a war memorial in central Prague. In 1996 he graduated from the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. In his works, David combines humor, provocation and satire.
  • Created Equal: A Stunning Photo Series Exploring Cultural Difference in America

    Flynn Matthews
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    By Flynn Matthews Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social backgrounds by juxtaposing people of United States in his stunning series “Created Equal”. By contrasting social inequality, Laita invited the viewers to think about how and why they took these different directions. People born equal but turned out totally different in real life. Mark Laita in his photo series compare different people from all walks of life such as a bank robber and a policeman, a high school dropout and a college graduate, a company president and a janitor…
  • Beautiful and Unique Tribal Design Common to Other Cultures

    Holley Jacobs
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    By Holley Jacobs These women go through torturous measures as part of the local culture. Although we, as Westerners cannot possibly comprehend some of their traditions, one must respect their originality and dedication to their lives. 1. A woman from the Black Miao ethnic group, in Guizhou Province, China. Its female members adorn themselves in neon colours and jewels 2. Bright beads and a unique use of hair clips: A woman from the Banna tribe, who inhabit the highlands east of the Omo River, of Ethiopia 3. Huli wigmen, of Papua New Guinia traditionally wear wigs made from their own hair and…
  • 28 of the Scariest & Funniest Photo Bombs Ever! Can You Spot Them?

    Holley Jacobs
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    By Holley Jacobs Who doesn’t like a great photo of themselves having a great time with friends and family? Whether that be a one day event or a whole week vacation, tons of pictures are taken to remember the wonderful time spent. However, sometimes….there is a sneaky thing, person, animal, etc. that jumps in the picture really fast at the last moment and you don’t even realize it. You get home and develop the pictures and the following list is some of what you may see….Good Laughs Here!!!   Have a great time viewing these and leave a comment stating which is your…
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