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  • Endless Light by Bram Vanderbeke

    MoCoLoco
    Harry
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Bram Vanderbeke's Endless is a series of lights with mirrors inside that offer a variety of patterns for infinite reflection.
  • Window (displays) into their soul!

    Triitme!
    Sara Pérez
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Window displays are the first impression we have of a store. In fact, we’re exposed to hundreds – maybe even thousands – of them everyday so it’s become easier and easier to just hurry right by and ignore what we see in the window. People are increasingly getting caught up in the hustle-and-bustle meaning that the importance of a storefront with appealing decor is growing tenfold. The recent economic crisis means people are shopping and spending less so stores have had to get creative. Many of them are now trying to appeal to the customer’s emotional side and…
  • Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+

    WebUrbanist
    Urbanist
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Stripping away all non-essential functionality, these sleek audio accessories are tiny enough to be effectively invisible and entirely wire-free. No need to worry about charging, either – their small carrying case lets you power them back up on the go. Earin just finished raising £972,594 on Kickstarter, over 5 times its original funding goal, reflecting how much so many of us wish to get rid of those pesky wires when listening to music on the move. Beyond long battery life, ergonomic comfort, snug sport-friendly casing…
  • Wallow in the sea or a shipreck? – interactive wall sticker

    Supermarket Blog
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    WALLOW IN THE SEA OR A SHIPRECK? [ DESCRIPTION ] A playful and interactive wall sticker with a sea swiming theme. The characters have their faces and other elements made out of chalkboard vinyl. This way you can change their mood as you please: some of them can be laughing, others can be serious or huffy. So, you can recreate eather a shipreck, or a peaceful wallow in the sea. You can even influence the weather by using the water drops as swiming splashes or rain drops. [ PRODUCT INFO ] wall vinyl + chalkboard vinyl dark blue + taupe + ice blue + red + black (chalkboard vinyl) ~190×160cm…
  • Out of This World Fixie

    Yanko Design
    Troy Turner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    As you might have guessed from the name, the Space Roam fixed gear bike looks to the universe for inspiration to break away from predictable design. Like liquid metal, the ultra-streamlined frame achieves an almost monocoque aesthetic with the only visible break being that of the front wheel. Built for speed, it’s so lightweight you’ll feel like you’re riding the moon! Designer: Chen Hsin Lin - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Out of…
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  • Introducing the Canva Button: Let Your Users Design

    Melanie Perkins
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Every site that allows users to upload content, whether it’s a Web app, e-commerce provider or ad network, wants their users to have beautiful graphics. However until now, it’s almost impossible to create something that looks good without knowing how to use professional design tools. Instead of just offering an ‘Upload’ button and expecting users to figure out the rest, the Canva Button enables a website’s users to easily create graphics without leaving their page. We want this to be accessible to everyone so the Button is free and can be implemented with just a few lines of code.
  • Five Tips for Bigger, Better Brainstorming

    Helen Scheuerer
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    In today’s fast-paced world of entrepreneurs and tech-savvy marketers, we’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to reinvent ourselves and our brands. Whether you’re after concepts for new content, marketing strategies or a plan for a new small business, brainstorming is a great way to take your ideas and creativity to the next level. Effective brainstorming can increase your business’ productivity, give you a competitive edge, enhance teamwork and ultimately, improve and expand your business as a whole. But running a successful brainstorming session isn’t…
  • How Real Estate Pros Can Create Irresistible Graphics

    Rebekah Radice
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Imagine the unbelievable power of a group of people who do more than just like or plus one your content? Now envision an enthusiastic crowd that seeks out your content and eagerly shares it with their network. That’s what an engaged social media following plus powerful, attention-grabbing graphics can do. Not only can they build brand awareness, but also online influence as you cast your marketing net across a larger audience. The great news? Adding eye-popping images to your unique content has never been easier! Canva, in their commitment to providing a consistent stream of branded…
  • Six Types of Content and Why You Should Mix it Up! Part One

    Helen Scheuerer
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    These days content is produced around the clock, on mass for thousands and thousands of websites. There’s technology that will write and rewrite content for you, as well as numerous ways to outsource the production of words, images and video. According to The Writer Mag: “Huffington Post publishes 1,200 pieces of new editorial content per day. In addition, 28 blog editors curate 400 blog posts in that same day. Upstart Buzzfeed.com (of list and viral nostalgia fame) pumps out an average of 373 pieces of content per day. The online sports hub Bleacher Report produces about 800…
  • An Easy Guide to Cool Color Combos

    Poppie Pack
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    Whether it’s neon, neutral, pastel or monochrome, color conveys the tone of your design and helps visually illustrate a story by evoking mood and feelings. Combining these color combos is often the hardest part, in this post we show you how to bring together the correct hues and apply them bringing harmony to your designs.   Handy Hint – Download the ‘Eyedropper for Chrome’ to help pick up the colors you like straight from the webpage. Here is a little glossary to help you with your tour, and guide you through the color families. 1Naturally Neutral ‘Linen’f1eae2  and…
 
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  • Confignon House: a cascading concrete residence by Localarchitecture in Switzerland

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Three distinct geometric concrete volumes make up this single-family residence in Confignon, Switzerland - the latest residential offering by Swiss practice Localarchitecture. Take an interactive tour of Confignon House Situated in a town on the outskirts of Geneva within an elongated hillside plot, the newly-built house fills the site completely. Its three volumes are placed in line, one after the other in descending order, following the land's gentle slope. Made out of sturdy structural concrete, the three parts vary in height and can be distinguished by their double-sloped roofs,…
  • The W* House

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
  • Maserati's elegant new Ghibli broadens the brand's appeal

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The new Maserati Ghibli feels slightly anachronistic, at first. Here is a car pitched well below the rest of the Maserati range, yet which practically shares its dimensions with the flagship Quattroporte saloon. It also has the same name as one of the marque's most celebrated historic models. So, what role is the Ghibli meant to have? It is very much the spearhead of Maserati's push into new markets and sales. The company has ambitious plans to triple sales within the next few years and the Ghibli is instrumental to this scheme, along with an as-yet-unseen new SUV. This kind of car is…
  • House for Trees: an interactive tour of Vo Trong Nghia Architects' green residence in Ho Chi Minh City

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    It's no wonder that in one of the world's busiest metropolises, residents are looking to bring green elements to inner-city areas. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is home to a new family residence by Vo Trong Nghia Architects that aims to address this issue exactly. With only 0.25 per cent of the Vietnamese capital taken up by vegetation, House for Trees offers a welcome alternative, matching high-density living space with a large, tropical forest. Take an interactive tour of House for Trees Working within a tight budget, the architects created a house in what used to be a vacant lot in…
  • July food news: editor's picks

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
 
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    Toxel.com

  • Roof Furniture

    Toxel.com
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative furniture designed by Aine Bunikyte allows people to drink coffee, enjoy breathtaking views, and have breakfast on the roof. Coffee table and two chairs are attached to a ladder that can be easily installed on the roofs of most houses and buildings. Rooftop Coffee Table Also check out: Distorted Furniture and Birdhouse for your Roof
  • Selfie Toaster

    Toxel.com
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative toaster designed by Galen Dively burns images and portraits into the side of the bread. For only $75, you can upload any photo to the Vermont Novelty website and “Selfie Toaster” will be manufactured and delivered to your door. Now you can finally eat toast with printed face for breakfast. Toasted Selfies Also check out: Breakfast Sandwich Maker [...]
  • Ice Cream iPhone Cases

    Toxel.com
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Realistic food cases will transform your iPhone into delicious ice cream bar. Creative IcePhone cases from Japan designed to look like real ice cream. Mouth-watering iPhone cases are not edible and they do not melt. Also check out: Ice Cream Shoes and iPhone Ramen Bowl
  • Wooden Motorcycle

    Toxel.com
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Detailed replica of IZH-49 motorcycle made out of wood by talented Russian carpenter Yuri Hvtisishvili. Engine, frame, wheels, tires, and other parts were carved out of wood and then assembled into a beautiful motorcycle sculpture. Also check out: Wooden Bicycle and Wooden Watches
  • Jean Shorts Underwear

    Toxel.com
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Unusual and eye-catching underwear designed to look like stylish jean shorts. Creative “jean shorts underwear” available in various styles and designs. Feel comfortable and look presentable. Leave your pants at home. Denim Underwear Jean Underwear JeanPants Underwear Also check out: Anatomy Swimsuit, Picnic Pants, and Muscle Suit
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    Yanko Design

  • Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo

    Radhika Seth
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Few and far between we come across Samsung concepts and today we look into the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The basic design replaces cheap plastic with sustainable Bamboo Material along with premium Ceramic. As far as the tech goes, it includes latest apps like heart rate monitor, UV Sensor and more. Designer: Vishal Bhanushali - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo was originally posted on Yanko Design) Related posts:Please Sammy…
  • Back to basics and loving it!

    Troy Turner
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    This utilitarian e-Ink phone by FormNation was designed for those who have better things to do than flick angry birds and flying pigs! It leaves behind the extraneous and instead is packed with powerful essentials like calendar, contacts, e-reading, and email apps. Everything you need and nothing you don’t! Thanks to its e-ink display and straightforward functionality, it can last an entire month on one charge. Yes, it lacks a vivid color display. But think of it as the difference between full color versus artistic black and white photography. Designer: FormNation - Yanko Design…
  • Out of This World Fixie

    Troy Turner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    As you might have guessed from the name, the Space Roam fixed gear bike looks to the universe for inspiration to break away from predictable design. Like liquid metal, the ultra-streamlined frame achieves an almost monocoque aesthetic with the only visible break being that of the front wheel. Built for speed, it’s so lightweight you’ll feel like you’re riding the moon! Designer: Chen Hsin Lin - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Out of…
  • Contemporary Coziness

    Troy Turner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Revolution series of freestanding stoves for the Bodart and Gonay brand comes in 3 versions, called Curve, Menta, and Skin, each providing sustained warmth and enduring coziness with a natural looking yet safely guarded flame. The modern structures compliment contemporary interiors with contrasting black and white and 3 subtly different monolithic shapes. A glass window provides visual passage to an enchanting flame while simple controls provide easy custom climate control for maximum comfort with minimal effort. Designer: Jérôme Olivet - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore…
  • The Go-Anywhere Gurney

    Troy Turner
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    This modern take on the gurney/stretcher aims to make rescue and recovery easier for paramedics, especially in solo operations. The modular design features two tank-style tracks at either side that provide traction and control for moving down stairs while keeping the seated patient stable and safe. Ideal for time-critical emergency situations, a simplified joystick control can be operated by a single medic while additional support is in transit. Designer: Mauricio Ercoli - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just…
 
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    Design Mom

  • Gemvara Giveaway

    Design Mom
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Oh my goodness. Today’s giveaway is going to knock your socks off! Gemvara is the sponsor. And the prize is a $1000 gift certificate!!! Do you know Gemvara? It’s an online high-end jewelry store where every piece can be customized in any metal, and with any gem you’d like. For real. They offer 20 different natural gemstones and 9 different precious metals. Just playing around on the site is delightful — and surprisingly educational as well. I started with this Small Circle Pendant. Then I tried changing the metals. Then I tried changing the gemstones. Each…
  • Growing A Family: Trading Adventures

    Design Mom
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    By Gabrielle. Tara’s company that she and her husband co-founded, Knowmad Adventures, was born from the idea that travel makes us all better people. I would suggest that babies do the same exact thing! In total seriousness, running a South American travel company that specializes in authentic adventures is probably one of the best training grounds for parenthood, don’t you think? Unpredictable climates, crazy eating habits and sleep patterns, a continually changing and ever inspiring landscape, and daily excursions that leave your heart beating like nothing else in the…
  • Your First Grownup Apartment

    Design Mom
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    By Gabrielle. // This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Room Essentials to make modern life easier. I’m betting the reason I first fell in love with Target so many years ago is the same reason you did: they made excellent design available on a large scale, at prices that are accessible to everyone. Over the last year, Target revamped and relaunched their Room Essentials line. If you’ve been in-store lately, I’ll bet you’ve seen it — I couldn’t help but snap an instagram months ago when I was walking down an aisle on a late night Target run and the RE display…
  • Living With Kids: Kat Hertzler

    Design Mom
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. I definitely wouldn’t look at Kat‘s home and think to myself “I’ll bet they did all this debt-free!” No, that would not be my first, second, or even tenth thought. Because there’s so much else to think about in this tour! Like the rustic kitchen island or that gorgeous countertop, the ceiling in the nursery and that insanely lush carpet, the leather couch that looks like it was plucked from a London pub…I could go on. Wait! One more: her master bedroom and bath was once a two-car garage. But back to the debt-free part. Yes, the renovations…
  • The Treehouse: Front Porch Makeover

    Design Mom
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle.  |  This post is brought to you by Lowe’s Home Improvement — they have everything you need to refresh your own front door, so your home can make a welcoming first impression. ——- I love a good front porch makeover! It’s one of those projects where small changes can make a big impact, and make any house look like it’s loved and up-to-date. Way back in the day (2007), when we lived in a rental house in New York, I did my first porch makeover. It made such a difference. Instead of being bummed out as I drove up to the house, I…
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    99U

  • Get More from Your Day by Using 90 Minute Blocks

    Tanner Christensen
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tetris designed by Emily L from the Noun Project On photographer Chase Jarvis’ blog we get a look at how to best schedule our days in order to utilize what Tony Schwartz calls “strategic renewal.” It’s the concept of participating in short activities throughout the day in order to energize us both physically and mentally: The theory boils down to the fact that we can’t increase the hours in the day, but we can increase the energy with which we make the most of those hours. Taking short, scheduled breaks throughout the day rejuvenates and restores us physically and mentally, helping…
  • Hot vs Cold: A Temperature-Based Approach to Conflict Resolution

    Hamza Khan
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Temperature by Kelcey Benne from The Noun Project Work conflicts are inevitable regardless of the size of the team. At your office, perhaps the marketers and developers can’t agree on a launch date. Or as a freelancer, perhaps an irate client is strong-arming you into another round of design revisions. Butbefore we try to deal with a conflict, Mark Gerzon, the author of Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences Into Opportunities, asks us to stop and consider the following question: Is the conflict hot or cold? Hot conflict is when one or more parties are…
  • Essential Objects: HYPERtheticals, Stay Home Club Tees, & More

    behanceteam
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Whether you’re huddled by the office AC or kicking back on the beach, we rounded up the tools necessary to beat the heat (from your projects or otherwise). Master & Dynamic MH40 Headphones Finally, a pair of headphones designed for startup maniacs pulling extra-long hours. The MH40s can be worn comfortably all day and have neat features like a “mute” button built in. But be warned that this “modern-day thinking cap” ain’t cheap. www.masterdynamic.com Nod A universal remote worn as a ring, Nod allows you to use “the Force” to control everything from your computer to…
  • 3M: Don’t Let Efficiency Ruin Your Creativity

    Stephanie Kaptein
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Anxiety designed by Kelcey Benne for the Noun Project For an innovative company like 3M, who invented masking tape, Thinsulate, and the Post-it note, stifling creativity was a major concern after a series of “efficiency boosting” techniques were implemented. On BusinessWeek, Brian Hindo discusses how they’ve struggled since with balancing creativity and productivity. As 3M’s past CEO George Buckley elaborates: Invention is by its very nature a disorderly process. You can’t put a Six Sigma process into that area and say, well, I’m getting behind on invention,…
  • Michael Bierut: Make the Best of What You’ve Got

    Stephanie Kaptein
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Instead of just going through the motions on your next project, look for the hidden opportunities you already have. On The Creative Influence, graphic designer Michael Bierut challenges us to look for opportunities in even the most dull assignments. He speaks about his mentor, designer Massimo Vignelli, when he was asked to sort through the chaos of the New York subway signage during the 1960s. He remembers thinking: Does that sound like an exciting job to you? I wanted to design record covers for rock bands and this is signs for the subway, what the heck? But Massimo understood that every…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • School of Thought/Vodafone

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Two projects - one healthcare animation done in two weeks re-using elements I had made for a vodafone pitch.
  • Cine-Teatro Garrett

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    The following visual identity was proposed for the Cine-Teatro Garrett, it focuses mainly on one aspect, what we call the ?Poveiro? Graphics. The Garrett Theatre was once the home of the culture of Póvoa de Varzim and an important milestone in the north of Portugal. The ?poveiras? acronyms, known for the ?poveira? writing, alone is a system of visual communication originated from Old Norse Bomärken. The proposal was created for competition purposes, unfortunately it wasn't chosen.
  • Editorial Illustration - Summer 2014

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A selection of recent work produced for editorial clients. madeup.org
  • Seeadler

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Art-direction, graphic and interactive design for the Seeadler e-commerce website.
  • Hellboy, Marvel ,DC & CO ultra light

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Marvel & DC ultralight
 
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    WebUrbanist

  • Book of Shadows: 2D Shape Cutouts Cast Silhouettes on Pages

    Urbanist
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] A children’s book with an interactive twist, Motion Silhouette engages readers through pop-up pieces that require lighting to animate shadow pictures on each page. The idea is to add elements of manual animation that are necessarily subjective – each person will hold, turn and highlight the cutouts in different ways. Secondary readers or viewers (young kids watching over parents’ shoulders) will also have their own unique experience each time. Motion Silhouette is actually a sequel to another book, simply titled…
  • Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+

    Urbanist
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Stripping away all non-essential functionality, these sleek audio accessories are tiny enough to be effectively invisible and entirely wire-free. No need to worry about charging, either – their small carrying case lets you power them back up on the go. Earin just finished raising £972,594 on Kickstarter, over 5 times its original funding goal, reflecting how much so many of us wish to get rid of those pesky wires when listening to music on the move. Beyond long battery life, ergonomic comfort, snug sport-friendly casing…
  • Cabins in the Canopy: 13 Modern Tree Houses by Baumraum

    Steph
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Ranging from minimalist elevated meditation cabins to complex climate-controlled company meeting spaces, the many treehouse creations of German company Baumraum offer unconventional and often strikingly modern silhouettes in natural settings. Custom-designed and costing anywhere from $25,000 to nearly $200,000, these treehouses and treehouse hotels are places for adventure and retreat amongst the foliage. Treehouse Halle Stairs ascend through a hole in the roof of a garage on a German property, spiraling around an oak tree to reach…
  • WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Edits NYC Sign by High Line

    Urbanist
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb and hack away at. The original message (WTF is alternate side of the street parking anyway?) was selectively deleted to make way for a replacement question. Working at night, Poster Boy risked discovery by people parking and picking up their cars in the directly adjacent lot, not to mention being highly visible from the street. During the day, visitors sitting in the over-street theater…
  • All Terrains: 3 Futuristic Land, Sea & Air E-Vehicle Designs

    Urbanist
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] This amazing all-terrain land variant is just the first of three compelling electric vehicles conceptualized with lightweight materials and green technologies and designed, respectively, for overground, aerial and underwater travel. First of this series by Eduardo Galvani, the Nimbus features an electrical engine powered by a lithium-ion battery that works in parallel with a combustion micro-generator for recharging. Its structure is composed of carbon-fiber, titanium and aluminium, lightening its load. It also features rooftop…
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    Dornob

  • No More Fat Cats: Giant Hamster Wheel Keeps Cats Trim

    Delana
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever had a housecat that starts to get a bit fat and lazy after a while, you know how important it is for cats – particularly those to live indoors full-time – to get regular exercise. Usually this consists of chasing after little cloth mice filled with catnip or running around trying to read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces Modular Kitty Playground Gives Cats a Whole Room of Fun Brilliant Folding Wheel Rolls in a Wheelchair Revolution Pampered Pets: Classy Furniture for Discerning…
  • Getting Skinny: Narrow Home Could Ease Urban Crowding

    Delana
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Looking to the future, most experts agree that 70 percent of people will be living in cities (as opposed to rural or suburban settings) by 2050. Caramel Architects has designed an urban home called the CJ-5 House; the prototype in Vienna provides the comforts and conveniences of any modern urban home, but takes up very read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Skinny Little Mini-Home Has an Even-Smaller House Inside! Thin is In: The Skinny on a Super-Narrow Japanese House Skinny Extension: Adding Daylight to a 7-Foot-Wide Home Narrow Paris Apartment Revamped Into…
  • Historic Greek Stable Gets a New Life as a Vacation Home

    Delana
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the historic Greek Tinos Island, a traditional stone stable was transformed into a stunning holiday home. Architect Ioannis Exarchou addressed the project by retaining the original structure and plastering the interior walls. With a new colored concrete floor and the addition of some basic home elements, the former stable gained a glorious new life. The home’s read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Historic Horse Stable and Coach House Converted to Home Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home (Little) Luxury Living: Small Space Vacation…
  • Century-Old Beach House Gets Cozy Modern Renovation

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Three rectilinear glass-and-steel boxes update an unconventional 100-year-old beach house in Toronto, adding extra space and a sense of modern flair without compromising the structure’s historic character. Drew Mandel Architects sought to uphold the house’s “elusive quality of heart and soul” while giving the interior a total refresh. The clients had lived in the semi-detached, read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Futuristic Modern Beach House Design Seaside Secret: Simple Shack + See-Through Beach House 3-Story Beach House Balances…
  • Balancing Act: Elegant Water Jug Tilts to Serve

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Part sculpture, part functional object, this water jug could stand as the centerpiece of your dining table in place of a vase of flowers. CAWA is an elegant twist on the standard means of serving water at the table, fitting a test-tube-like vessel into a curving wooden stand that can fill glasses with one simple read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: 4 Glasses in 1: From Water to Wine, Champagne or Cognac Water Fight! Recycled Bulbs Recall Hanging Water Balloons Simple Design Feature Solves the Eternal Cup Question Disposable Design: Pitcher Adapter for Plastic…
 
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    Six Revisions

  • 6 Myths Preventing Developers from Using Git

    Jacob Gube
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nowadays, you’ll have a hard time finding a professional developer who doesn’t use a version control system (VCS) such as Git. But, there are still a few among us who choose not to use a VCS due to preconceived notions they might have about version control. Here are some myths and excuses that dissuade developers from integrating Git — and any version control system in general — into their workflow. Myth 1: I don’t need Git because I back up my files Creating regular backups of your work is definitely a good habit. Consider keeping this habit even when using Git.
  • How Fonts Affect the User Experience

    Jacob Gube
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Several years ago, researchers at MIT confirmed through a study that fonts can impact how we feel: A bad font can make us frown unconsciously, while a good font can make us feel happy. If fonts can influence our emotions, then they can certainly impact the user experience. A few weeks ago, I decided to find out how much of an impact fonts have on UX. Through a series of split test experiments, I managed to improve my site’s engagement by 38%. I did this by changing nothing but the font styling of the site. Before I go into the details of my experiment, I want to first explain why fonts…
  • Working with JavaScript Dates Using Moment.js

    Jacob Gube
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Date manipulation is one of those development hurdles that we all must jump at one point in our career, and great tools go a long way in taming the beast. The Moment.js library is that tool for JavaScript developers. Since discovering Moment.js, an open source project, I’ve used it religiously to simplify validation, parsing and manipulation of dates on the client-side. In this tutorial, I’ll help you get up and running with this ultra-useful JavaScript date library. What is Moment.js? Moment.js is a free and open source JavaScript library that removes the need to use the native…
  • Getting Started with Meteor

    Jacob Gube
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meteor is a full-stack development platform that makes it easier than ever before to build real-time web applications. This tutorial will get you up and running with Meteor in no time. What is Meteor? Meteor will enable you to build web applications much faster — even ambitious ones that seem like they were developed by big teams with big budgets — using nothing but JavaScript, CSS and HTML. And, what’s more, with Meteor, you’ll simply have more fun because it’s optimized for developer-happiness. Originally known as "Skybreak" back in 2011, Meteor has…
  • RSS Zero

    Jacob Gube
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yesterday morning, I did the unimaginable. Something I didn’t think I was ever capable of doing. I unsubscribed to all my RSS feeds. For roughly seven years, way back when the now-defunct Google Reader was still cool, I’ve been on a relentless mission to amass, what felt like, the largest collection of RSS feeds in the entire world. When Google shuttered their feed reader, I didn’t give up, I just moved all my babies into another service. I protected each feed like they were my children, never abandoning them even when times got lean, even when some weren’t publishing…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Marmoreal Collection by Max Lamb

    Katie
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Like the look of this side table? Well, tough, you can’t have it. Just kidding, you can have it, you just need to fork over $3Gs for it. Marmoreal is an engineered, multipurpose marble developed by Max Lamb (and facilitated by Dzek), and is comprised of large chunks of Italian marble fragments— in the palette of green, red, ochre, and white you see above. It’s stronger than natural marble as polyester resin bonds the material together. You might hate it, you might love it, but one thing’s for sure, it will certainly set the tone in whatever room it’s in. A few more…
  • MilkMaid Stool Custom

    Katie
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    I’m such a sucker for small wooden stools, mostly because they offer quite a bit of versatility. Side table or extra seating, whichever you need, a little stool can be handy to have around. These custom milking stools by grayworksdesign are a variation of the traditional three-legged stool that we all are familar with, but the design is updated just enough to fit into any room, be it rustic or modern. Engraving is also offered should you wish to make it a special gift. To see more, visit grayworksdesign’s etsy shop. From our archives; originally posted Jan 6, 2011.
  • MATT Pen Holders

    Katie
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    How about a ring to round up your pens and pencils? The MATT collection is made of black soft plastisol, a textured, somewhat flexible material that feels like rubber. Choose between the Ring, $45, or Oval, $59. Designed by Sylvain Willenz for Objekten. Made in The Netherlands. MATT Pen Holder Ring, $45.00 MATT Pen Holder Oval, $59.00 Available from Leibal. Also available directly from Objekten, €31.90 – €64.90. From our archives; originally posted Nov 11, 2013.
  • Aer Duffel Pack

    Katie
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Your gym shoes stink. Don’t feel bad, it happens to everyone. However, that smell shouldn’t keep you from working out before, during, or after work. The Aer Duffel Pack keeps the smelly clothes and shoes separate from your laptop and office essentials, all in one bag. There’s the main compartment for clothes and such, a ventilated shoe pocket, a padded section for laptop and tablet, and a side easy-acess pocket for smaller items. Now available on Kickstarter.
  • Wasara Sale

    Katie
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    You needn’t worry about the tableware for your next outdoor soiree, as Wasara plates, bowls and cups are all 15% off over at Branch Home this week. Wasara tableware is fully biodegradable and compostable, so you’ll look exceptionally smart choosing such a beautiful alternative to paper plates. Intended for single-use. Sample kits start at $20.00 and contain one of each of the 14 pieces in the WASARA collection. Individual pieces in packs of 12 start at $9.95. Designed in Japan by Shinichiro Ogata Materials: 100% tree-free renewable materials (sugar cane fiber, bamboo, and reed…
 
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  • How Buckyballs Fell Apart

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    As of last week, Buckyballs are dead. The magnetic toy has been officially recalled following a two-year battle with the government regulators who sought to ban them. Here's how a seemingly wonderful amusement became plaything non grata in the span of just a few short years.
  • Billion-Dollar Billy Beane

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Billy Beane came to fame for his use of sabermetrics as the manager of the perenially over-achieving Oakland A's. So using his own methods, how much is he worth?
  • Being Powerful Distorts People's Perception Of Time

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    With all the extra time they imagine they have, CEOs tend to experience less stress than those lower down the ladder.
  • Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth From Teen In India

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said.
  • Why Don't People Come To The Rescue Of Victims Of Crime?

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Why bystanders are reluctant to report a violent crime or aid a victim, and how they can be taught to step up and help.
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    Uncrate

  • Zoku Iced Coffee Maker

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Iced coffee is always a hit in warmer weather, and making yourself a cup of the chilly caffeinated stuff has never been easier than it is with the Zoku Iced...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Lishinu Dog Leash

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Face it — retractable leashes suck — they're hard to use, with inconvenient buttons, and they're uncomfortable for dogs, letting them pull out the line until they choke themselves. But...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Spencer Trappist Ale

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    What most people know about Trappist Ale is that it is brewed by monks in Europe. The nine monasteries that brew the delicious beer are were all in Europe until...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    It's hard to believe that Stuttgart's sports car in an oversized body has been around for over a decade, but with two generations under its belt, it's hitting its stride...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • IcyBreeze Air Conditioner Cooler

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    When it's hot outside, coolers are a must-have to keep your drinks and fruit cold. But what about keeping yourself cooled off? The IcyBreeze Air Conditioner Cooler does both. Thanks...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    Outblush

  • Hangover Primer

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    The Official Outblush Hangover Cure has always included a greasy diner breakfast, extra strength Aleve, and a steady stream of sh*tty reality TV, but now it looks like we have...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • May28th Bike Seat Cover #04

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Most people we know tie a plastic bag around their seats if they think it might rain while their bikes are locked up outside. It's a solution, but not a...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    When you were young, you vowed to have a Jacuzzi when you finally became an adult. Now you're an adult and, well, long story short, you're still a winning lottery...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Cooper Classics Hildale Wall Clock

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    License plate aficionados rejoice - you don't need to be on the highway to look for out-of-state plates. Hang this Cooper Classics Hildale Wall Clock ($198) on your wall and,...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Feeling Younger Skin Tint

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    We're definitely not old, but whenever we're around teenagers we wind up feeling like wrinkled old codgers. Can this Feeling Younger Skin Tint ($19) really help us restore our youthful...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    Design*Sponge

  • Before & After: An Airstream Trailer Gets A Rustic Overhaul

    Maxwell Tielman
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A year ago, Mackenzie Edgerton and Blaine Vossler decided to quit their day jobs and turn their passions—handcrafted design—into a full-time job. They knew that they wanted to travel around the country, selling their wares at music festivals, craft fairs, and pop-up shops. Obtaining what they needed for this dream to become a reality—a traveling studio, office, and home—was the real challenge. As luck would have it, the duo came upon a seriously weatherworn 1979 Airstream trailer, one that was the perfect size for all of their needs. Crafters at heart and by profession, Mackenzie…
  • Before & After: A 1966 Camp Trailer Gets A Colorful Facelift

    Maxwell Tielman
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    We here at Design*Sponge tend to have the travel bug year round and hardly pass up an opportunity to stretch our legs and explore. The summer season, however, is perfectly suited to travel of all kinds—especially road trips and camping. These slightly more “outdoorsy” forms of exploration aren’t necessarily for everybody, though, and it certainly helps if you can take a bit of home with you on the open road. This seems to be exactly what blogger and graphic designer Jen Eckert had in mind when she and her family purchased a rundown 1966 camper for $400. “We realized…
  • After the Jump: Turning Jealousy Into Motivation

    Grace Bonney
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    For this week’s radio show, I tried something a little different: a mini show. Instead of a full 30-minute interview, I spent 15 minutes focusing on one topic: jealousy. I chose that topic because, after careful thought and research, I’ve come to the conclusion that jealousy gets a bad rap. All over the internet there seems to be a universal desire to do away with it completely in exchange for forever avoiding what some are calling “the comparison trap”. And in theory, I understand that. Jealousy without further inspection can be a difficult feeling to process. But, when…
  • 10 Second Studio Tour: Frances Palmer

    Maxwell Tielman
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week, Grace, Amy, and I found ourselves buckling up in Grace’s tiny Volkswagen and trekking up from Brooklyn to Connecticut. The purpose for our trip? Visiting the home and workplace of the wonderful, magical ceramist and all-around awesome human, Frances Palmer. Frances, whose work with ceramics is some of our favorite of all time, is one of those rare souls who is able to call her home her office and vice versa. Nestled between her stunning flower garden and her house stands a two-story barn that functions as Frances’ studio space. Filled with books, pottery, and all the…
  • 5 Wine Bottle DIYs

    Amy Azzarito
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but I always feel a little twinge of guilt when a wine bottle ends up in the recycling bin. It just seems like I should be finding a way to reuse such a functional object. And now that’s we’re fully into rosé season, I have a few more bottles than usual. Here are some of my favorite projects that use wine bottles as the core material. A few of these projects suggest a wine bottle cutting kit like this one (see Make’s How-to Video here) and if you decide to invest, you can turn all your bottles into something new for your home. Now, that my…
 
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • Tips for Designing a Beautiful Single-Page Portfolio Website

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Advertise here with BSAMany trends in general web design can also be applied to single page layouts. But there are some unique features to the lone webpage which can add more flavor into a design. Like most of the web design field, common sense and user experience always trumps inessential creative ideas. But that doesn’t mean anybody can just understand the best techniques for creating a single page design. In this post I’d like to share a few ideas on how to create usable, tactile portfolios with content featured on a single page. Mobile users are growing rapidly so you have to…
  • 35 Mobile Responsive Portfolio Website Layouts

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Advertise here with BSAA portfolio is used to showcase your creative work to anyone with Internet access. The goal is to present your talent front & center making it easy to navigate. Responsive layouts will look stunning on any device allowing visitors to can check out your work from their laptop, tablet, or even smartphone. It’s tough to build a naturally responsive layout without a bit of practice. You want to understand which traits work best and how people normally interact with your website. This gallery includes 35 outstanding examples of fully-responsive portfolio website…
  • 200 Portfolio Sites for Web Design Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Advertise here with BSADesigners and developers are growing in numbers and plenty of these folks have outstanding portfolios. The common advantage of the Internet is that anybody from anywhere in the world can check out your projects during any time of the day! If you wish to land more freelance work then I would recommend taking a peek at your current portfolio to see if anything could be updated. And to help with building ideas for your own website, I have collected 200 various portfolios of graphics designers, developers, writers, and other digital creatives. This is a massive showcase…
  • Top 20 WordPress Theme Creators From 2014

    iulian
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Advertise here with BSALooking for a great design for your website? Do you also want it to work smoothly and to be easy for you to use and customize? And since you’re at it, with everyone using tablets and mobile phones now, it should also be responsive. Well, lucky for you, there are many great WordPress themes you can find that fulfill all these requirements. You can find below the best 20 WordPress themes creators. Make sure to browse through their galleries of beautifully designed and highly functional themes. There’s surely something there that will catch your eye and suit your…
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Polanski Vol.03 Full Preview

    Irwin Tobias Matutina
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Visit entry to view embedded video.
  • Fisherman’s Soul

    Jose Miguel de Abreu
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
  • Ding Does Kingston

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Goalkeeping legend Gerald “El Gato” Ding recently directed a visually stunning video for House of Marley. Visit entry to view embedded video.
  • Pep Kim Photo Show

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Club staple Pep Kim is presenting his latest body of work in New York on Monday.
  • “REMEMBER DISC” TIME-TABLE MICHAEL LAU

    Sarah (colette)
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    Known as “the Godfather of the vinyl designer toy”, Michael Lau comes back with a complete new body of work : “Remember-disc” Time-table is the title of his exhibition that took place at the Michael Lau Pop-Up Gallery in Hong-Kong.Michael Lau, colettebooks, colette.
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    Core77

  • Hombre_Mcsteez's Brilliant Aug(De)Mented Reality Animation Technique

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Using sheets of acetate, some markers and his phone's built-in camera, the artist known as Hombre_Mcsteez creates brilliant animations that overlay his drawings onto the environment. Mcsteez, a.k.a. Marty Cooper, refers to the clips as "Aug(De)Mented Reality," and a more accurate description isn't possible to create: Cooper regularly updates his Instagram page with both still shots and mini-videos, like this update on the classic videogame Frogger: (more...)
  • The Transformation of an Idea into Mass Success: Don't Miss the RKS Presentation with Craig Hickman of Kid Pix

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    How often during a year, or perhaps a month, do you find yourself frustrated or underwhelmed by a tool, system or product you use regularly? Better yet, how often during those moments do you think to yourself, "If only it worked this way instead..." If you've ever dismissed the viability of these ideas because they would be too difficult/costly/complicated/inconvenient to manifest, then the third installment of the RKS Sessions is for you. On August 5, RKS Sessions presents The Transformation of an Idea into Mass Success, featuring Craig Hickman, creator of the easy-to-use paint program Kid…
  • Introducing the Pinup 2014 Winners: 3D-Printed Masks, Communal Living Designs, Rescue Ladders & More

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    We've written about Morpholio's powerful app-based design tools in the past (here and here), but you might not know that they also foster design students through an annual competition called Pinup. This year, I had the privilege of sitting on the jury team—along with a solid lineup of fellow design editors and writers from Fast Company, ArchDaily, Interior Design Magazine, Design Milk, Design*Sponge and more—and I want to share a few of the many impressive submissions that were honored in this year's competition. From a curvaceous 3D-printed mask to a safer ladder, the submissions…
  • Fusing Design and Entrepreneurship on a Global Scale: Chinese Agency BlueFocus to Take Majority Stake in Yves Behar's fuseproject

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Oscar Zhao & Yves Béhar: "You had me at nihao." Late yesterday afternoon, we learned that Beijing's BlueFocus Communication Group will be taking a majority stake in fuseproject, Yves Béhar's design firm. This marks the growing agency's first foray into the States; it first dipped its toes into Western waters in April of last year, with a 20% stake in Huntsworth PR group, followed by taking a majority stake in We Are Social (both based in the UK). Now, the Financial Times reports that "BlueFocus will pay $46.7m in cash for 75 per cent of Fuseproject, to be paid out over several…
  • Parenting Can Be Tough, But You and Skip Hop Can Make Bags That Make It Easier

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Are you passionate about designing functional, fashion-forward bags that improve the lives of those who own them? Are you a quick-thinking, creatively driven, multi-tasking team player who loves tackling many projects at once? Do you have product design experience that spans a wide variety of products? The dedicated but easy-going creative team at Skip Hop wants you to help designing and developing the most innovative functional bags to help make parenting easier. This Bag/Product Designer role in Brooklyn, NY requires a specific combination of skills - product design experience plus fashion…
 
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    Presentation Zen

  • 7 things good communicators must not do

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

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

    Garr
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    For a lot of us, the reality is not that we have too few ideas, it's that we have too many. This may not sound like a problem, but it becomes problematic when we get bogged down in analysis paralysis and feel unable to choose, and harder still to simplify. Reducing and simplifying in an honest way—a way that makes a message clear and memorable—is one of the hardest things for professionals to do. I am reminded of the old Bruce Lee saying: "It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential." This is one of the secrets to mastery in general, and hacking away is…
  • One man's creativity in an airport "all by myself"

    Garr
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:28 am
    Have you ever found yourself alone in an airport with a lot of time to kill? For most of us this is a rather dismal experience. But for others, such alone time is a nice respite and a bit freedom to be creative and just see what happens. Last week, Richard Dunn, a lighting designer in corporate entertainment who is originally from Canada, was heading back to his current home in Georgia from Las Vegas. But after volunteering to get bumped off his 11:00pm flight home, he found himself with seven hours to kill before the next flight out at 6:00am the next day. So what to do? Many people would…
  • 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

    Garr
    4 Jun 2014 | 3:03 am
    Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10 favorite movies of all time. There is something quite special about Wilder's films. There's a simplicity, clarity, and naturalness that is above all else engaging and human. Even today Wilder is a hero to many filmmakers both young and old. In a 1999 interview with NPR, filmmaker Cameron Crowe talks about his admiration for Wilder's work. It is this…
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  • Becky Higgins, Project Life + Studio Calico

    decor8
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Recently I was burning time posting photos on Instagram when I noticed my friend Leslie has posted this pic below. And under the pic she wrote, “Love these #studiocalico #projectlife cards by @ashleygoldberg these are going to be so fun to use!”. Of course, anything my friends are involved in, I have to know more about. And seeing cards by Ashley Goldberg was a great inspiration to me, so of course I had to google! My fingers happily tapped away trying to find these companies Leslie had hashtagged (is that a word?) and BOOM! there I was on the Studio Calico website looking at…
  • Lorna Syson – Put A Bird On It!

    decor8
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    I heard about Lorna Syson during the same time last summer but I was too pregnant and too sick with pregnancy illness to pay any attention to her lovely email. Such a shame. Thankflly, she’d not given up on me and was in contact again just recently to announce a few new additions to her homewares collection. I think the little birds are so darling and I like the bold color blocking on pillows and lampshades too. With wallpaper, pillows, lampshades, fabrics, cards and prints, there is a little something for everyone. Have a look… And do you remember when everyone online was saying,…
  • Style Me Pretty Living + In The Fun Lane

    decor8
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Have you ever stumbled upon something, discovered that it’s actually been around for quite some time, and wondered how you could have missed such a gem? This happened to me today when I came across Style Me Pretty Living. I knew about SMP for years now as founder, Abby Larson, is also a Boston girl like me. But I didn’t realize they have a “Living” blog that covers DIY, home tours, party planning, DIY projects and more. I will definitely be checking out this site more in the weeks to come for times when I feel a bit stuck in a rut. This is a favorite home gallery from…
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    The Dieline

  • Spinster Sisters Co. Soap Bar

    Diane Lindquist
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Inspired by vintage soap packaging, Spinster Sisters Co. approached Andrew Cruz to design a unique, tactile box with a handcrafted feel that would allow the product to be seen, and the scent experienced. These handmade soap are produced in small batches with the finest natural ingredients. Rich with essential oils and botanicals, the products are gentle, sulfate free, phthalate free, and hypoallergenic.   The boxes were deeply letterpress printed in one color on a heavyweight, rough uncoated stock. Boxes are die-cut, assembled, and color coded scent tags are easily added to the box…
  • Pafylida Farm Egg Packaging

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maria Romanidou had transportation in mind when creating this Egg Packaging. The cardboard box resembles a shipping container with an unusual side opening. A hole  on each side allows the consumer a sneak peek at the eggs inside. Each egg is sandwiched between cardboard to prevent any movement from happening. The label, also referencing shipment container labels, uses tall, skinny type allowing the design to implement the oval shape of an egg into the brand’s name. “The Pafylida farm in Chios is an egg production line with chickens which run freely in the farm and are fed…
  • Carlsberg's Limited Edition: The Nordic Collection

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This striking, hard to miss design by Safari Sundays uses bold graphics to bring Carlsberg’s flagship brand to life. The newly released trio is a limited edition run of Carlsberg beer and features three designs based on each variety. “Design agency Safari Sundays has completed a premium range of limited edition bottles for the Carlsberg Group to be primarily sold at high-end bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Safari Sundays was challenged to design a range of bottles that celebrates the trademark Carlsberg hop leaf as well as the beer’s Danish heritage. Safari…
  • Doctor's Orders Brewing

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Doctor’s Orders Brewing was designed by Matt Burns Design and features a humorous way to enjoy beer with an ironic title and graphic label design. The spotlight of this beer is not in the shape of the bottle itself but in the multi-colored versions of each variety. Beside the symbol is the name of each type of beer referencing medical terms, and prescriptions.  “Doctor’s Orders Brewing, Sydney Australia, is all about special thought provoking and inspirational beers. Soon to be available in bottles will be Zephyr (Double White Ale), Iron Lung (Black Imperial Pilsner),…
  • MAZE Vodka

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    MAZE Vodka packaged by Maison D’Idee was designed to be less flashy than its counterpart, MAZE Champagne. The name, like the champagne, is featured on the bottle in both written and literal forms. As the vodka is meant to appeal to the "young and rich" niche of the spirits market, gold was used throughout the design so as to stand out on shelf.  “We had to come up with a new packaging concept with logo and identity for new vodka. The vodka is marketed especially to young people on market over-saturated with spirits, especially vodka. The target was however…
 
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    Chris Wallace

  • 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 WP Watercooler episode #93

    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 WP Watercooler episode #93 appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Calculating the Profitability of WordPress Themes How to Decide if Selling Themes is Right for You

    Chris Wallace
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This post is a response to Chris Lema’s post titled, “Four mistakes WordPress theme vendors make.” Chris makes some fantastic points about theme companies that I must reiterate here and also expound upon. As a leader of a company that sells themes, calculating the potential profitability of a single WordPress theme is absolutely critical to building a business around them. There are other factors, such as determining the size of a potential market for niche themes and understanding the needs of the consumer, but for now, I’d like to break down the expenses and…
  • On Hiring

    Chris Wallace
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. - Simon Sinek The post On Hiring appeared first on Chris Wallace.
  • Tweeties (free illustrations) Years ago, I released a set of twittery birds

    Chris Wallace
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    Many years ago, I released design assets and WordPress themes for free (yes, free!) to an audience of designers and developers alike. Since rebooting my blog, I’ve since killed nearly all my traffic since these posts no longer exist and many inbound links are being 301 redirected to my homepage. It’d be way cooler if people searching for these things found them, so the tweeties are making a reemergence as the best free twittery birds on the market! I have always and will always maintain a Creative Commons license on these bad boys and if you’d like to discuss a commercial…
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    PagePlane.com

  • More Frere-Jones, less Hoefler

    chuck
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones, formally of Hoefler & Frere-Jones, is now blogging. Tobias Frere-Jones' blog... While we're at it, his Twitter account... The BIG design world lawsuit... Three gorgeous typefaces designed by Tobias Frere-Jones: Griffith Gothic... Interstate... Niagara... An interview from the current issue of Surface Magazine (925KB PDF)... All about Frere-Jones... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Meet illustrator Harry Anderson

    chuck
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    They call this old school. Harry Anderson, a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, had that loose, realistic illustration style that became so prevalent in the first half of the twentieth century. But he was special. His light and shade, his idyllic-looking characters, and the story quality of his illustrations put him in the master class. This tribute website was set up by another illustrator, Jim Pinkoski... Another collection can be found on the Leif Peng Flickr feed... Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com…
  • The Google Cultural Institute is growing

    chuck
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Familiar with the Google Cultural Institute? I wasn't. It is an initiative, begun in 2011 to, "...Allow the cultural sector to display more of its diverse heritage online...digital exhibitions that tell the stories behind the archives of cultural institutions across the globe." Wikipedia says, "As of June 2013, the Cultural Institute included over 6 million items—photos, videos, and documents." What strikes me (yet again), is how little I know. The Google Cultural Institute... The "Collections" view... On YouTube... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com…
  • The graphic art of making globes

    chuck
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    When so many things are digital, it's nice to see people marrying digital content with craft. The Globemaker... The Bellerby website... Their blog... On Pinterest... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • A curated collection of imagery and story in the public domain

    chuck
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    There are many repositories of photographs, illustrations, film, audio, and writing the feature work that has fallen out of copyright. Material that is free to use without restriction or with some provisos but without cost. Public Domain Review says, "Our aim is to help our readers explore this rich terrain - like a small exhibition gallery at the entrance to an immense network of archives and storage rooms that lie beyond." It definitely belongs on your list of resources. The Public Domain Review website... Example 1: Picturing Pyrotechnics... Example 2: Princess Nicotine (1909)... Example…
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  • Screened in Porch {My Favorite Room}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    I’m not kidding you, the screened in porch is by far my favorite “room” in our house during the Summer months. The breeze flows through at all hours of the day. I like to enjoy my morning coffee in the chilly morning air. I will sit with my laptop while I am blogging. I often return for cocktails in the evening as the sun is setting, and it’s truly the best place to serve appetizers before dinner. I only wish it was big enough for a dining table – I wouldn’t ever leave! I gathered most of these guys from the perennial garden over this past weekend. (The…
  • Crystal Liquor Decanter {Building a Collection}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    For the last few months I have had a collection of crystal decanters on display in the fireplace room. We received three as wedding gifts and the others are from the Mister’s family. One belonged to his mom and the others are from his grandmothers. I currently have six clear crystal decanters and one dazzling amber gold one that my mom gifted me which isn’t featured in the photo below.I did not know this until after I had a whole handful of crystal liquor decanters in my possession, but you should not let booze just sit around in them. It turns out the lead in the crystal can…
  • Kitchen and Interior Design {New House Inspiration}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I was pretty much over life in The Country House as of last Fall when I allowed myself to imagine us in the Barn to House Renovation project. It’s a bummer that one didn’t work out – I bet we’d be moving in by now! After missing out on the Barn, we also considered moving closer to the City within an 1 hour or so train ride. (The current train ride is more like 2 hours and 15 minutes/90 miles from NYC.) Doing such, we’d give up any apartment we had in the City and the Mr would have to commit to commuting two and a half hours a day. In the end (even though we…
  • On Trend: Brass Kitchen Island {Flower Arranging Table}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    Just yesterday, I was waxing on about how much I still like brass, and then I stumbled upon this free standing Brass Kitchen Island on Pinterest. Here you see it featured at Style Me Pretty Living, in what must be a very dark space. (Just look at how many lights are on in the photo and how grey it looks outside the window.) They’ve certainly figured out how to brighten things up - omgosh that white La Cornue Range is so over the top luxe - but what really caught my eye is that handsome island. How perfect would it be for flower arranging!?!The drawers would hold cutting tools and…
  • {Let’s Go Shopping} Wisteria Picks

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    It was a hot Summer night on the screened in porch last night. What’s a better thing to do than flip through catalogs with a glass of Rosé or a mug of chilled Gazpacho? (Truth be told, I did both. I just love sitting on the screened in porch!) Laptop real estate shopping on Trulia runs a close second place for porch activities – I am completely addicted. Anyway, it’s been a while since I have given Wisteria a serious look-see. I was pleasantly surprised to find there are plenty of items I’d pick up in a heartbeat to dream decorate my new *virtual* home.Garden! I…
 
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  • Notes on organisation

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    This is something I'll return to but I'll put this up as a starting point. It relates to the use of pioneers, settlers and town planners within an organisation.When looking at a new line of business, I tend to prefer to describe the entire line of business as a Unit. Normally, I'd expect to see a well defined fitness function (describing rules of engagement, what it does, how it is to be measured, measures against user needs etc) and some form of cell based structure (e.g. Amazon two pizza rule) which each cell described by its own fitness function. Each cell is autonomous (within…
  • Playing chess with companies

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    From my OSCON tutorial, I've added some basic slides on what we covered.
  • IBM ... a cunning fox?

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    In the battle between companies, ecosystems are force multipliers. Correctly used, they can increase rates of innovation, customer focus and efficiency simultaneously. The trick to doing this is a focus on consumption data.Now, IBM has initially played a poor game in cloud and the battle for IaaS was lost. My eyebrows were raised however when it announced bluemix. This was a good move which enables them to to build a platform (ideally over several infrastructure providers) or even a market of platform providers and later on play substitution games in the IaaS space. However, this move could…
  • Micro Services - the necessity of memes

    13 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    In 2002, Fotango (the subsidiary that I was CEO of) embarked on a program to introduce component web services throughout the organisation. By 2005, we had component web services, our own private infrastructure service combined with configuration management and deployment systems (known as Borg), we had BYOD, continuous deployment & automated testing systems. We were agile, we extensively used and contributed to open source, we had started mapping, and we were launching our own platform as a service etc. Of course, we then had the usual big name consultants persuade the parent company that…
  • A quick route to building a strategy ...

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Need a strategy? Can't be bothered to understand your landscape? Don't care about situational awareness or gameplay? Need it fast? Minimal effort? No problem!Take all the following words ...digital first, agile, open, innovative, efficiency, competitive advantage, ecosystem, networked, collaborative,  learning organisation, social media, revolution, cloud based, big data, secure, internet of things, growth, value, customer focused, digital business, disruptive, data leaders, big data, insight from data, platform, sustainable, revolution,…
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  • Design snapshot: Flower bed

    Katie Hutchison
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Here's another clever object-turned-planter à la the planted bench that I posted not long ago. What's especially brilliant about this intervention is that the bed frame isn't actually planted. It's merely placed such that the plantings appear to emerge from the frame and spill over like generous bed clothes. Our expectations of what a bed is and how its frame might be planted enable the gardener's slight of hand. Plus, it's fun to see a well-realized pun flourish. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
  • Summer 2014 garden tours

    Katie Hutchison
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    I've been lamenting how I haven't had time this spring to post my usual list of recommended upcoming New England garden tours. Then, today, much to my delight, I discovered that WBUR's The ARTery did much of the work for me. Follow The ARTery link to plan your garden tour outings for the 2014 season. I'll be headed to the Newport Secret Garden Tour on Saturday and hope to see you there. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
  • Continuing education: summer 2014 abridged

    Katie Hutchison
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:59 pm
    vertical succulent planter (in-the-making) from Avant Gardens workshop last summerI typically suggest workshops that meet weekly or for a full week or a full weekend in hopes of encouraging you to take a prolonged break from your usual pursuits in order to concentrate intensely on a new creative endeavor. But this summer is different. My schedule is a bit crazy, and I'm thinking yours may be, too. So this summer I'm suggesting a continuing education opportunity that meets for a mere two hours. But they should be blissful hours spent engaged in a new creative undertaking. I took a similar…
  • Design snapshot: Potted garden bench

    Katie Hutchison
    27 May 2014 | 10:18 am
    I have a weakness for re-purposed objects in the garden. Years ago, one of my favorite features in my mother's garden was my grandfather's antique side chair that my mother transformed by replacing the tired seat upholstery with a planted seat of moss and meadow flowers. This sweet bench with curvy arms, curvy back, and a curvy heart cutout punctuated by five offset terra cotta flower pots strikes a similarly charming chord. (BTW I spotted this bench at The Victorian Inn in Edgartown, MA.) Re-purposed garden objects sited outside the garden can also be a delight. You may recall…
  • Primer: New regional vernacular (in Fine Homebuilding HOUSES 2014)

    Katie Hutchison
    6 May 2014 | 9:06 am
    image courtesy of Fine Homebuilding magazineI first learned of a design approach that's come to be known as "new regional vernacular" when I was working for Mark Hutker on Martha's Vineyard some seventeen years ago. Then, this past January, I found myself back on Island touring one of Hutker Architects' stellar examples of new regional vernacular for a story Fine Homebuilding asked me to write for their HOUSES 2014 Awards Issue. The house, called The Nest, won their Editor's Choice award. The story brought me full circle: from my own introduction to new regional vernacular to…
 
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  • Obligation and Choice

    Jacob Cass
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    This article has been contributed by Tyler Wentzel, looking at the differences between obligation and choice and the effects it can have on us.  All too often people place the majority of their stock into making a living when it comes to choosing a profession. The necessity of earning a living obligates us to find work—any work—that can sustain us and our families. Once employed in a field we didn’t really want, the obligation principle augments further in that our jobs are often characterized by rigid requirements and time constraints. Consequently, actually doing what we wanted to do…
  • Paula Scher on Designing Adaptable Brand Identities

    Jacob Cass
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Pentagram partner, Paula Scher has just released her first online design class on Skillshare focused on designing flexible and adaptable brand identities. The trailer for her class has some real nuggets of wisdom and I highly recommend watching. Brand Identity: Design Adaptable Branding Systems An Online Skillshare Class by Paula Scher Paula Scher is known for her award-winning work designing brand identities for organizations like The Public Theater, Citibank, The Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and countless others. In her class, Brand Identity: Design Adaptable…
  • The Creative Class Video Series

    Jacob Cass
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    TheCreativeClass.tv is an ongoing video series that illustrates how some of the most influential people in the creative industries marry technology with their passion and skills across design, music, art, fashion, and beyond. The series gives a look into the contemporary creative process and the influence technology has on this. Here are the five released so far. Enjoy! Blur & Gorillaz musician Damon Albarn New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister Industrial designer Tom Dixon Creator and musician Fred Deakin and Shoe designer Marc Hare The Creative Class…
  • 10 Tips to Keep in Mind When Designing Websites for Startups

    Jacob Cass
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    This article has been contributed by Ezequiel Ortuno. There are times in the lives of designers when they have to craft websites for startups as opposed to creating sites for established names in the business. Websites for startups are a real challenge because very often a startup’s online identity is their sole branding tool, a point of contact with their target audience and a sales outlet all rolled into one. Website designers have a huge responsibility on their hands and cannot afford to take things for granted. At one end they must make sure that the website is a reflection of…
  • Call-to-Action Best Practices, Examples & Inspiration

    JohnWalker
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. In this article we look at many different aspects of call-to-actions on websites, like their shapes, colors, designs, positions and many other factors that ensure that a user does not have to think twice on what action to complete. There are many aspects to a call-to-actions (not just buttons) so let’s look at some of the best practices, pitfalls and guidelines as well as some great examples of how to style call-to-actions. Call-To-Action Best Practices & Examples White space around buttons. Bigger type & button sizes result in…
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  • Merit Patches have a fun new look!

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    New, colorful, and refreshed packaging makes our Merit Patches giftier than ever! Pick up a few and surprise some deserving folks in your life…
  • Wallow in the sea or a shipreck? – interactive wall sticker

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    WALLOW IN THE SEA OR A SHIPRECK? [ DESCRIPTION ] A playful and interactive wall sticker with a sea swiming theme. The characters have their faces and other elements made out of chalkboard vinyl. This way you can change their mood as you please: some of them can be laughing, others can be serious or huffy. So, you can recreate eather a shipreck, or a peaceful wallow in the sea. You can even influence the weather by using the water drops as swiming splashes or rain drops. [ PRODUCT INFO ] wall vinyl + chalkboard vinyl dark blue + taupe + ice blue + red + black (chalkboard vinyl) ~190×160cm…
  • The Fishin Collection

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The fishin series brings you the romances of the high seas and everything nautical. The perfect complimenting colours of each and every one of our bracelets will bring you closer to summer, designed to see you through endless adventures.
  • Endless Summer

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Summer is here! To celebrate, we’ve added new pop of colors to our new arrivals. Check them out! These prints will cheer you up, I promise ;)
  • New Sale Items

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    A variety of intricate, stainless steel botanical jewelry, marked down for final sale.
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    Design You Trust

  • Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Machine

    BonjourLifeBlog
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Presenting the Handpresso Wild Hybrid! Adapting to the needs of our customers wishes and following the universal trend to hybridize the use of fuel, Handpresso has taken the popular Wild portable espresso maker and adapted it to use not only E.S.E. pods like the original but also ground espresso coffee. Now you can be an aspiring Barista in the office, on holiday, on weekends, at the beach, while trekking or traveling, just about anywhere! It’s so easy! Visit Site Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • The Best Minimalist Shoes for Running

    Ian Rebello
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    When it comes to getting in shape, few things are better than running. And when it comes to running, many argue that running barefoot (or as close to it) is better for you. We’ve rounded up the 6 best barefoot running shoes. More Details at HiConsumption Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Tactical Walls Shelving

    Ian Rebello
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    The team at Tactical Walls have created shelves that allow gun owners the ability to secretly stash all of their firearms, but keep that within arms reach at the same time. More Details at HiConsumption Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • IcyBreeze Cools Drinks and Blows Cold Air

    Ian Rebello
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    The team at IcyBreeze have decided to innovate in the world of coolers, creating the first ever cooler with a built-in air conditioner to keep both you and the drinks cool. More Details at HiConsumption Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • West Marin Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

    Matt Watts
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    Sustainable wooden residence designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop located in Marin County, California, United States. More Images Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
 
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    Cherryflava.com | Trends and Innovation

  • Shield and Spear documentary

    cherryflava
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Shield and Spear is a South African documentary which is a reflection of ourselves seen through the eyes of our artists. It presents itself as a sequel to one of our favourite musical documentaries Amandla and in another way, sounds the warning once again voiced by Prof Sampie Terreblanche, that the wealth inequality that continues to plague our society is the cause and reason for South Africa’s problems of crime and anger. Ignorance is bliss – it’s all just a matter of how high these electric fences can go. The post Shield and Spear documentary appeared first on…
  • Moneyball – a movie about disruptive innovation

    cherryflava
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:59 pm
    On the surface of it, the movie Moneyball is about baseball. But it is also a great movie about disruptive innovation too. The film is based on Michael Lewis’s 2003 nonfiction book of the same name, an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane’s attempts to assemble a competitive team. In the film, Beane (Brad Pitt) and assistant GM Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), faced with the franchise’s unfavorable financial situation, take a sophisticated sabermetric approach towards scouting and analyzing players which resulted…
  • Fast Company Magazine coming to South Africa

    cherryflava
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Fast Company – the magazine for business innovators – is set to launch a South African edition in October this year. FAST COMPANY, the most progressive business media brand in the United States and the recent winner of the magazine industry’s biggest prize – Magazine of The Year at the National Magazine Awards in May this year – is launching a South African edition here in October. FAST COMPANY was launched in November 1995 by two former Harvard Business Review editors, and has gone from a launch distribution of 100 000 copies to a total circulation now of over 800 000 and a…
  • The Putter

    cherryflava
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:35 pm
    A Putter is literally a person that puts two halves of a pair of scissors together. These days this seems like a fairly large waste of time if you are pursuing this as a modern career option, but much like endangered animals – watching a craftsman like this at work is a beautiful thing. One day, all we will have is videos like this one as a reminder of how things used to be. The post The Putter appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
  • The Slap

    cherryflava
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The Slap is a kind of parody of that First Kiss video, but in many ways it can rightful stand alone as an original. It’s also an interesting look at human psychology- where we get the sense that violence without aggression results in a weird intimacy that appears more powerful and authentic than the kissing video. Here’s the making of video: The post The Slap appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
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    Design is Kinky

  • Lantomo

    Andrew
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Antonella Montes, aka Lantomo, is an Italian artist now living in Beijing who produces beautiful illustrations.
  • Instagram

    Andrew
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Anyone heard of this new thing called Instagram? Apparently it works on your phone. If you happen to have it why not follow us? We just signed up. User – designiskinky.
  • Kanzen Lazer

    Andrew
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    I’ve always wanted to keep a sketchbook but never bothered. Kenzan Lazer (Will Goodan) kept one when he recently moved to Japan. Warning: Some NSFW action.
  • Liz Brizzi

    Andrew
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Los Angeles based painter Liz Brizzi produces darkly beautiful cityscapes.
  • Archibald prize

    Andrew
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The winner of the 2014 Archibald Prize has been announced. Fiona Lowry took the top prize for her portrait of Penelope Seidler.
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    Color + Design Blog by COLOURlovers / Feed

  • How to Incorporate the Color of the Year into Your Site

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Every year, Pantone announces the Color of the Year. In 2014, the Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. While this may seem like news that only affects fashion designers and paint manufacturers, it also affects web design trends. Trends Are, Well, Trends It is more than likely that the average web designer will have at least one request to design a site that is decked out in Radiant Orchid in 2014. Though using a trendy color for a website may draw attention this year, next year Pantone will announce another color. This means that a website that was cool in 2014 may look dated in a very short…
  • Scribble: One Pen, Any Color

    secondfret
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Ever since I was a small child, I knew that more was better in terms of color options. I showed up to the first day of school so proud of my box of 24 crayons only to be disappointed and extremely jealous when I spotted my classmate's box of 48. There was no way around it, the bigger the box, the cooler the kid. What if you could have absolutely any color in your artist's arsenal? Imagine how large your tool set would have to be to pull off such a feat! The folks behind Scribble will blow your mind with an unconventional answer: one pen. That's all you need to replicate any color you see. How…
  • Harmony 2: A Beautiful Color Palette Game for iOS

    secondfret
    30 May 2014 | 11:13 am
    har•mo•ny 2 is an innovative iOS game that brings together beautiful color palettes and an immersive soundtrack. As you solve puzzles, you unlock awesome wallpapers that you can download for your phone. Check out the video below for a glimpse of the har•mo•ny 2 experience.
  • A Little Vintage Shop

    sarahdoczy
    27 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    I love getting lost in old pictures and paintings of old Europe. A Little Vintage Shop has captured the romance of many of the castles and given the images a beautiful and vintage feel. Check out this fun collection to decorate your walls by illustrator Auriel Aki. Vintage Opera de Paris Have you ever been in Paris? You can move Paris to your home! Imagine this Vintage Hand Drawn View of Opéra National affixed on the wall of your airy verandah. Drinking champagne with friends pretending to sit in a bistrot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Opera de Paris at night View of Castles…
  • 6 Vintage Stamp Resources

    sarahdoczy
    20 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    I just love old postcards, letters, and stamps. It makes me think of a more romantic era and the quality of beautiful design that used to go into simple, everyday items. It's fun to play around with these designs and create something beautiful yourself to send to a loved one. Have you ever thought about including some of this vintage inspiration into your design? Vintage vector stamps icons by Marish 66 Vintage Love Stamps by FineScrap 62 Vintage Postage Stamps by FineScrap 6 Postage Stamp Badges + Bonus by konstantinestudio Passport & Postage Stamps and Badges…
 
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    NOTCOT

  • NOTFZJ80: ARB Simpson III Roof Top Tent

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    So excited to announce that The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. On NOTFZJ80 updates - the truck is currently in the shop at TLC and we have put in an order for some OEM parts over at AutoNation Toyota…
  • The NOTlabs Instagram

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I’ve been noticing a lot of shifting and balancing in my life recently - as NOTCOT closes in on turning the big 1-0 - we’ve been trying new projects, larger experiments, and still constantly collecting/sharing what inspires us on our digital studio inspiration board of sorts that has always been NOTCOT.org… but the biggest thing i’ve realized is having to shift my priorities time wise! So as i’ve focused on more PHYSICAL projects - time spent writing feature posts definitely definitely wavers more - BUT for those of you who want a peek into what we’re…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    More of what inspires us daily over at NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie! The busier i get in real life - the quieter features can get (often we’re working on slower larger features and projects!) - but our daily inspiration is always stored and powering us over on the grid sites! Click the pics to find out more… (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • JBL Audio Synchros Reflect Headphones

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    I’m a sucker for smart/fun uses of reflective materials… and often the are far more satisfying to play with in person than any picture. Such is the case with these JBL Audio Synchros Reflect Headphones that just showed up from the nice folks at JBL Audio! These work out headphones come in a Bluetooth and Wired version in iOS and Android versions - and while i loved the design, but was iffy about the sound quality of the JBL J46BTs - i’m curious whether the sound quality of the Synchros BTs will be better. As for the JBL Audio Synchros Reflect Headphones that are wired -…
  • NOTFZJ80: Part II

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    We are long overdue for an update on The NOTFZJ80 Project - though, i also can’t believe that we’ve had it a mere 2 months! We have mostly been in a holding pattern waiting for parts to arrive at this point… and a big palette just showed up from Australia thanks to ARB! Since the last update, we have debadged the Full Tine 4WD, blacked spray painted the T, fully detailed the car (the paint pops again!), powder coated the 5th wheel, removed the running boards, took it on a little roadtrip to Oakley, received Rotopax, picked up the snorkel, front bumper, winch, rooftop tent,…
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Designer Interview: Sarah Jane Studios

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

    DesignPublic.com
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:35 am
    If your tot is in the need for a big-girl or big-boy bed, or will be soon, now is the time to scoop it up. Why? Because right now all Flexa products are 25% off. You can take some time to think it over, as the sale does not end until July 31, 2014, but start perusing now. Flexa Bunk Bed Here’s what is so awesome about Flexa. When your kiddo is in the bunk bed phase, the two beds stack safely one atop the other, complete with ladder. Flexa Bunk Bed with Jungle Curtains Next you can add cool curtains that turn it into an inviting fort. There are Princess, Jungle, and Pirate to choose…
  • Get Your Wallpaper On! Brown and Graham is 30% Off

    Becky
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:52 am
    Now through June 30, 2014, Graham and Brown’s stunning wallpapers are up to 30% off at Design Public. If you’ve been considering wallpaper, now is the time to commit! In case you are not familiar with this excellent  company, they have been around since 1946, collaborating with stellar designers to create unique wallpaper designs that are not for the meek. Here is just a small sample of the variety available from Graham and Brown. Jubilee by Graham and Brown Jubilee is for those of you who long for London; this jolly good paper is full of 1950s icons from the fair city. Trippy by…
  • 5 Fantastic Houseboats and Floating Houses

    Becky
    13 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    There is something so romantic about a floating house. Maybe it’s because we imagine a sweet widower played by Tom Hanks and his precocious son living in one in Seattle. I don’t know, what do you think? Anyway, I’ve found myself collecting images of float houses and houseboats on Pinterest lately and searching out float house designers to interview at my other gig over at Houzz. Here are five that caught my eye. by flickr member _wim_ This brightly-colored houseboat has an ingenious turf roof. And yellow and blue make (grass) green. Simply charming in its simplicity and…
  • Sale! Kartell and Magis 15% off This Week

    DesignPublic.com
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am
    We know now that the weather is warm that you may be lacking some cool yet comfy outdoor furniture. So we’ve slashed prices on outdoor selections from Kartell and Magis. The Kartell sale runs through June 8, 2014 and the Magis sale runs through June 9, 2014. Completely outfit your space or fill in a hole with a settee, sofa, armchair, lounge chair or bistro table and dining chairs. Here’s a few of the highlights from the sale to tempt you. And P.S., many of these items work just as well indoors too! Kartell Bubble Armchair Cozy up like James Spader and William Shatner used to at…
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    Fubiz™

  • Storm Photography by Dalton Portella

    Agathe
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Focus sur le travail de Dalton Portella, musicien, peintre et photographe américain véritable passionné de la nature et de ses ciels. Dans sa série consacrée aux tempêtes, il dévoile l’aspect esthétique, fascinant, mais également terrifiant de ces phénomènes naturels. A découvrir dans la suite de l’article.
  • Video Game History Through Controllers

    Agathe
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    L’histoire de nos manettes de jeux vidéos, tel est l’angle choisi par le photographe Javier Laspiur pour cette série baptisée « Controllers ». Des clichés empreints de nostalgie, pris du point de vue du joueur passionné, et mettant en scène un canapé et deux mains agiles, atouts ultimes d’une prise de commandes réussie.
  • Coffee Table Made of Oak

    Donnia
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Le studio français Nab Design a conçu la très belle table-basse « Léa ». Entièrement faite en multiplis plaqué chêne et de mélaminé blanc, la forme de cette table lui donne des allures rétro. Audrey Bertacchini est derrière la création du prototype. Cette table est à découvrir à travers les photos de Nicolas Abdelkader.
  • South India – Two Perspectives

    Donnia
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    Lea Beyeler et Yannick de Zordo ont voulu immortaliser leur voyage en Inde : de Chennai à Mumbai, en passant par des lieux somptueux à Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa et Maharashtra. Tournée avec un Canon EOS 7D, la vidéo « South India – Two Perspectives » est montée en diptyque sur une musique indienne.
  • Patterns Design For Wired UK Magazine

    Baptiste
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Après l’excellent projet Limm, le collectif allemand Deskriptiv a composé différents visuels pour l’édition UK du Wired Magazine. Utilisant un dispositif complexe de programmation pour obtenir ce rendu, ces oeuvres digitales sous forme filaire impressionnent et sont à découvrir dans la suite.
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    TrendsNow

  • The Soul Box

    Mr K (boss)
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    Coup de projecteur sur l’excellente « Soul Box », une jolie petite cabane tout confort qui se monte et se démonte facilement créée par le studio Allergutendinge pour s’offrir une retraite au coeur de la nature avec observation du paysage grâce à une mezzanine se déployant sur son toit. Plus de détails en … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Beauty of Antarctica

    Mr K (boss)
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    A découvrir, cette superbe série de clichés shootés par le photographe Martin Bailey spécialisé dans la nature et la vie sauvage qui nous offre un point de vue unique sur l’Antarctique et ses iceberg. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Martin Bailey … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Spike Chair

    Mr K (boss)
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:07 am
    Imaginée par le designer suédois Alexander Lervik, clin d’oeil pour l’étonnante « Spike Chair », une surprenante chaise en bois à mi-chemin entre la sculpture et le design mobilier. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits & copyright Alexander Lervik… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The North American Indian

    Mr K (boss)
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    Extraite de la collection « The North American Indian » shootée par le photographe américain Edward S. Curtis sur une commande du financier J. P. Morgan en 1906, découverte de cette incroyable série de clichés réalisés au coeur des tribus indiennes. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Edward … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Head Road 1843 Residence

    Mr K (boss)
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Offrant une magnifique piscine extérieure à débordement avec vue imprenable sur la côte Atlantique, focus sur la superbe « Head Road 1843″, une splendide villa contemporaine construite par le studio Antoni Associates à Cape Town en Afrique du Sud. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale Located on … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
 
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • UIEtips: Designing Microinteractions

    Jared Spool
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Microinteractions can truly delight the user or go completely unnoticed and be void of an actual interaction. In today’s article, we look back on an interview with Jared Spool and Dan Saffer on what microinteractions are and how they can completely change the user experience. Last year’s Designing for Microinteractions workshop from Dan was the highest rated workshop. We’re excited to have him back again October 29 in Boston at UI19. Learn what it takes to make effective microinteractions. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Jared: In this day and age, anybody…
  • Minimizing Design Risk with The Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

    Adam Churchill
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    If your team has been practicing some form of Agile or Scrum, it likely has a loose definition of a MVP. The question is, are you launching MVPs at the end of each sprint, or are you launching “whatever we fit into a 2-week sprint cycle?” If your iteration planning tends to focus on timelines, feature sets, and estimates – rather than on the value to the customer of whatever you’re building – then join us on August 14. Attend this seminar if you: Want your products to get more use–and maybe spawn new products, too Are tired of endless sprints that still take months or…
  • UI19 – Save $300 When You Register by July 24

    Lauren Cramer
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    The daylong workshops at the User Interface 19 Conference in Boston, October 27-29 give you skills and techniques to up your UX game. You’ll leave knowing how to: Get more information from users Design products faster Communicate more holistically within your group Become more flexible and collaborative   Explore the detailed workshop descriptions   Mobile design Luke Wroblewski Design process Leah Buley Service-design thinking Marc Stickdorn Content-first design Steph Hay User scenarios Kim Goodwin Designing with type Tim Brown Microinteractions Dan Saffer Data visualization…
  • UIEtips: Lean Content

    Jared Spool
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    How lean is your content? Are you testing your messages to see if it generates a click before creating lots of marketing copy? That’s what Steph Hay discusses in today’s article on lean content. If you’re challenged to find the right words for your customers and feel there’s a disconnect between your content and your design, then you’ll want to attend Steph Hay’s daylong workshop at the User Interface 19 Conference in Boston October 27. Explore Steph’s workshop Content-First UX Design: A Lean Approach. Here’s an excerpt from the article:…
  • Stephen Anderson – Deciphering Data through Design

    Sean Carmichael
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Understanding problems are common when trying to visualize data. Designing a layout to effectively communicate complex or even simple data can be a challenge. If the visualization isn’t immediately apparent to a user, it requires a level of understanding to get the most out of their experience. Stephen Anderson has been working to unlock these understanding problems. He says that oftentimes really simple changes can have dramatic effects on a user’s ability to interpret data. He cites the many examples of designers taking stabs at airline boarding pass redesigns…
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    retinart

  • Day 11 – Ease the User’s Stress by Telling A Story

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I think about Legally Blonde pretty often. Remember that one? It’s the Reese Witherspoon movie in which she plays a fashion-loving, cutesy but serious but not too serious, budding, but of course kind of brilliant because it’s Hollywood, pink in a world of grey, girlie-girl lawyer. At least I think that’s what it’s about. I don’t remember the movie very well at all, to be honest. What I remember is hearing the director or the producer or someone important talking about the poster and changes he had to give the designers. I remember the hair on the back of my neck…
  • Day 10 – Good Design Moves People

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    It feels like I need to swallow. It’s not quite a pain, but it’s a discomfort of sorts. Right in the bottom of my throat. Maybe closer to the top of my chest. It moves whenever I go to look for it. My eyes warm around the edges. My brow softens. I sigh. Not one of sadness, though not quite happiness. Contentment. That’s what it is, I think. I’m content with the fact that a simple piece of design has been able to evoke in me an instinctual reaction. That marks made by a hand, that an idea given shape, has been able to pull from me an emotional reaction, has been able to…
  • Day 09 – Never Cheat the Content

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The lecturers made a mistake. They asked us to take a word and illustrate it so in had a relationship to the meaning of that word. If you have the world “cold” you had to add snow or make it look like ice. “Fire” was, well, on fire. Most students make the obvious joke – “Boring” would look like a group of design students making silly visual puns. It’s often forgotten about within a couple of lessons and never mentioned again. That’s the mistake. The good lecturers, I’m sure, get the point, they have to, it’s kind of obvious…
  • Day 08 – What We Earn

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    This is a lesson I’ve had to force myself to take too many times to count. I’m the reason I’m in the situation I’m in. I’m the reason my folio finds its body in the kind of shape that it is. I’m the reason … This isn’t about playing the victim, which is what a lot of people are want to do. So many prefer to look for mistakes they’ve made rather than see them as opportunities lost. And if they do see such a thing, then they consider themselves stupid for having lost them. That’s a waste of time and often only gives one the excuse to…
  • Day 07 – Look Closely at Life

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    One of the things that got me most excited about graphic design was that I could create without drawing. I sucked at illustration of almost all forms. No, that’s a lie. It was definitely at all forms that I was a poor student. But here I was, about to start my studies in graphic design and any lack of skill on my behalf could be easily hidden by the design chops I did have. “Alright, so everyone is required to keep a visual diary. No computer input what so ever, it has to be on paper. It can use printed materials, of course, but all notes, sketches, ideas and illustrations must be…
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    FlowingData

  • A more visual world data portal

    Nathan Yau
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    One of the most annoying parts of downloading data from large portals is that you never quite know what you're gonna get. It's a box of chocolates. It's government data sites. It's lists of datasets with vague or unhelpful titles with links to download. Of course, I'd rather have a hodgepodge than nothing at all, but as with most things, there's room for improvement. The OECD, which maintains and provides data on the country level, takes steps towards a more helpful portal that makes data grabs less of a headache. With the help of Raureif, 9elements, and Moritz Stefaner, the new portal is…
  • Members Only: How to Make an Interactive Treemap

    Nathan Yau
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Treemaps are useful to view and explore hierarchical data. Interaction can help you look at the data in greater detail.Continue reading →
  • Large-ish data packages in R

    Nathan Yau
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    If you've played around with R enough, there comes a time when you just need some data to mess around with. Maybe it's to learn a new method or to make one of your own. R offers some small-ish, clean datasets to poke at, but sometimes you need bigger, messier data. Hadley Wickham from RStudio released four popular large-ish datasets in package form to help you with that. I've released four new data packages to CRAN: babynames, fueleconomy, nasaweather and nycflights13. The goal of these packages is to provide some interesting, and relatively large, datasets to demonstrate various data…
  • Editing photos as if they were audio files

    Nathan Yau
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Masuma Ahuja and Denise Lu for the Washington Post applied a technique called databending to a bunch of photos. The idea is that computer files — even though they represent different things like documents, images, and audio — encode data in one form or another. It's just that sound files encode beats, notes, and rhythms, whereas image files encode hue, saturation, and brightness. So when you treat image files as if they were audio, you get some interesting results. See Jamie Boulton's post from a couple of years ago for a detailed description on how to do this yourself with…
  • Voter approval rates as butt plugs

    Nathan Yau
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    From a couple of years ago, but still relevant, I think. Matthew Epler took candidate approval ratings (again, this is from a little while ago), tossed them in a 3-D program, made the molds to match, and poured in some silicon. Boom. Butt plugs that represent data. It's called Grand Old Party. Epler describes his project best: Grand Old Party demonstrates that as a people united, our opinion has real volume. When we approve of a candidate, they swell with power. When we deem them unworthy, they are diminished and left hanging in the wind. We guard the gate! It opens and closes at our will.
 
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Pi in the Sky over Manhattan

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

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

    2 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    Because there isn't an app for everything. Get the template here and make your own sticker. • www.notonappstore.com
  • 20 Day Stranger

    11 May 2014 | 5:27 am
    20 Day Stranger is an experimental iPhone app that creates a poetic connection between you and another person. For 20 days you get continuous updates about each other's locations and activities, but your identities are never revealed. The app is created by MIT Media Lab's Playful Systems Group and the Dalai Lama Center for Transformative Ethics. 20 Day Stranger is in Alpha mode and you need to apply to participate. Semi-related apps: Secret and Whisper. • www.20daystranger.com
  • Fictional Brand Products

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Apple iMilk What if Apple sold milk, if Nike sold oranges or if Prada sold flour? The Museum of Crafts and Design in San Francisco is showing the exhibition "Wheat is Wheat is Wheat" that explores the imaginary relation between everyday products and iconic luxury brands. Nike oranges Prada Flour Dolce Gabbana biscuits Louis Vuitton salami The exhibition is created by Peddy Mergui. It runs from April 12 through June 15. Related: Marti Guixe's food design project. • Wheat is Wheat is What at SFMCD
 
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • Mlinda

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

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

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few weeks ago some of the johnson banks team returned to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool for a visit, a decade after we designed their (then) new identity and house style. This was, and perhaps still is, an unusual scheme for a theme park, using a bespoke typeface and allowing the in-house team a lot of latitude. If we’re honest, we were a little worried about what we would see. So we were pretty relieved to return with a lot of nicely branded ‘stuff’ and good photographic memories, as recorded here. And yes, that is the first time our graphics have been used on an…
  • Kyoorius FYIdays

    22 Jun 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Michael Johnson is doing two ‘FYIdays’ for Kyoorius in India this week, one in Pune tomorrow (Tuesday) and one in Mumbai on Thursday. The seminars are titled: Branding’s past, present and future The general topic is as follows: there are certain things about branding that are irrefutable: companies, products and organisations will always need to position, or re-position themselves in a market. Yet many of the ‘truths’ we took for granted are being refuted as brands look to the future. Follow this link for more information on the Pune event, and this for more information on…
  • India week

    21 Jun 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Johnson banks’ creative director Michael Johnson is in Pune, India this week to help judge the Kyoorius Design Awards this week. He’s also doing a couple of seminars later this week (one in Pune on Tuesday and one in Mumbai, Thursday). We’ll get some more details as soon as possible. In the meantime, here’s a link to the event, the judges and some quick snaps on the road to the judging venue. Amazing to see just how many people (and families) can get themselves onto one moped.
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • 10 things to know before laser cutting with Ponoko

    Guy Blashki
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Useful information for both new users and laser cutting veterans Are you a seasoned Ponoko maker? Or perhaps your imagination has been tingling and you are bursting to make your very first Ponoko product. Either way, here is a top-10 list that we think will come in handy for those new to laser cutting, and it also contains useful information that will help more experienced Ponoko members keep things running smoothly. Let us know what you would add! 1. How long it will take to make and ship your order. We make all orders as quickly as we can, and how long that takes depends on the volume of…
  • Laser cut divinity

    Sam
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:50 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #184 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above are laser cut silver earrings from Chrysalism. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, crows, flowers, corners, and free hugs… Above is a laser cut and etched brooch from Kate’s Little Store. Above is laser cut paper from CCCScrapbooking. Above is a laser cut birch wood pendant from EgoLoss. Above is a laser cut acrylic Face Hugger ornament from 3 Quarter Moon Creative. Posted in Fashion + Textiles, Functional Art + Objects,…
  • Laser cut Sphere-O-Bot

    Guy Blashki
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Teaching kids how to build their own mini making machines Designed for a workshop series that introduces kids to building their own motor controllers, the Sphere-O-Bot is a simple 2 axis CNC machine that can draw on small spherical surfaces. Suggested target spheres include ping pong balls, eggs and even golf balls are apparently worth a try. There is a thorough tutorial on Instructables that will take you through the thinking behind the laser cut wooden design, and show just how to put it all together. Files are included for the laser cut structure as well as specs for all the hardware…
  • The basics of laser cutting with Ponoko

    Guy Blashki
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Helpful advice on how to get started with the Ponoko Personal Factory For those who have always wanted to give Ponoko a go but are not sure where to start, this training video shows just how easy it is to produce your own laser cut designs. In a little over ten minutes, Josh talks through the process of using Ponoko, and highlights a small project that makes a great starting point to help you feel your way with the Ponoko Personal Factory. The material overview covers felt, cut and engraved bamboo, leather, 3d objects assembled from laser cut acrylic, and laser cut plywood. There is also…
  • Design Challenge: Over $2,500 up for Grabs!

    Dan Devorkin
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    This month, we’ve added three new premium wood veneers to our materials catalogue. To celebrate, we’re throwing a design challenge with $2,500+ in prizes up for grabs! The Challenge: Using one of our new premium materials, design a product that flaunts your creative brilliance and showcases the quality of our new premium materials. The Materials: Left to right: 3.5mm Maple, Cherry & Walnut Veneer. Click here to enlarge. These high quality veneers have a wood laminate on each side which is sanded smooth and finished with a clear coat. The premium appearance makes these…
 
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    DesignFloat | Published News

  • Fresh Business Card PSD Templates | Free PSD Templates

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Today we are presenting Fresh Business Card PSD Templates for your inspiration these business cards are fully layered , well arranged easy to customize and editable . you can easily download by clicking on download PSD file
  • Envelope Distort in Adobe Illustrator - Creative Beacon

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Being able to make a shape fit the contour of another shape is a super-handy ability to have. It turns out that you can do this with Adobe Illustrator, and it’s called Envelope Distort. This is a great feature that you can use with two objects. A really neat trick is to use Envelope Distort to contort text into a specific shape. For example, imagine taking a word and forcing the letters to mold the entire word into an oval shape. In the tutorial video below, I’ll show you how to use Envelope Distort in Adobe Illustrator in the tutorial video below.
  • 5 Common Flat UI Design Mistakes to Avoid

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Want to build a website that is close to reality? You can surely go for a three dimensional interface. Add drop shadows, textures, gradients and all. But are you aware that not this dynamic design, but something else is the in-thing of web design these days? You know what it is? The flat user interface (UI) design – one of the simplest yet engaging forms of website designing styles is in vogue. Today we'll be going through 5 Common Flat UI Design Mistakes to Avoid.
  • 30 Awesome Macbook Decal Stickers

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    These Macbook Decal Stickers are all fun and creative, they’ll add a nice touch to your Macbook Pro Apple Backlight. Designed by various designers from around the world they offer such decal stickers like Snow White, Family Guy, Futurama, Superheroes and even some clever original designs.
  • 64 Free Fanaticons (AI + PNG + SVG) - Web Design Fanatic

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    To celebrate the launch of the new web design fanatic website, I’ve put together 64 icons that you can use in your projects and web designs. I created these icons in Adobe Illustrator. They are in vector format, which means you can bring them into Adobe Illustrator, change the sizes, the colors and anything else you can imagine. Web design fanatic is going to be a site for you can come and pick up free sources and valuable tips for improving your workflow as a web designer. There are going to be tons of links to different resources, and I’ll provide free resources for you as well. You can…
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    Design You Trust

  • MILK Desk

    miguelfds
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    The one-touch electronic height adjustable MILK Desk is designed to feed your body and mind by giving you a smart, stylish workspace that adjusts to your every need. Features of this sleek table desk include four storage compartments with your choice of lids, integrated notebook storage, concealed wire management, and cable outlets. You can even add an aquarium and fill it with some Zen-like fish! watch the video at blessthisstuff.com Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • New Balance M1400HR

    miguelfds
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    One of the best New Balance silhouettes of all time, the 1400 is getting a well deserved reissue for AW14, as part of the all American made classic literature series. Constructed with plush suede, textured leather and mesh panelled uppers in a new ‘Catch 22′ inspired Army Green & Grey makeup, the M997HL sits on top of an Encap cushioned midsole with a built up heel unit. This is a top quality reworking of an all time great design. more details at blessthisstuff.com Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Tracksmith Running Apparel

    miguelfds
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Tracksmith New England creates premium performance running apparel with a vintage look that celebrates the style and culture of the sport. more details at blessthisstuff.com Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Illustrations by Glenn Fabry

    Matt Watts
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Glenn Fabry comic artist for 30 years. published by Marvel, DC, Valliant, 2000AD, World of Warcraft, Image, Warren, Magic the gathering, Mad magazine, Berserker comics, Crisis, Atari, The times, Toasted coconut, Paramount pictures, Darkhorse, IDW, Conde Nast, Rebelion, Mcfarlane comics, The Guardian and many more. More Images Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Real Parque Loft by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

    Matt Watts
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    This 1,130 sq ft loft located in São Paulo, Brazil was designed for a young entrepreneur by Diego Revollo Arquitetura. More Images Design You Trust is proudly supported and powered by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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    You The Designer

  • Redesigned: Airbnb’s New Logo and Its Parodies 

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    From pug noses to lewd poses, Airbnb’s new logo sure did it’s job of putting the company to everyone’s mind. The problem is, no one can certainly “unsee” the parodies after seeing the various iterations of the new logo. A couple of days ago, Airbnb an online service that provides it’s users the ability to list their houses for rent online to weary backpackers looking for a place to stay recently unravel their new logo to the public. The new logo dubbed as the Bélo took over a year to complete was created by DesignStudio which is based in London. Airbnb…
  • Poster Posse: 75 Years of Batman

    Gian Bautista
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, an artist created a poster featuring profile illustrations that represent key points in The Dark Knight’s history. Mexico-based independent graphic designer and illustrator Salvador Anguiano exhibited a beautiful illustration style on his entry for the Poster Posse project celebrating the 75 years of Batman. Inspired by the works of Miguel Camilo, the poster showcases 75 different profiles of Batman – the distinguished cowl – each representing an important moment in the superhero’s long and ongoing career. 75 different…
  • 10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

    Gian Bautista
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    We are all aware of many client horror stories. In fact, there is even a website called “Clients From Hell” dedicated for it. A place where designers alike share their outrageous client experiences such as font substitution (“Use Comic Sans.”), page layout (“Fill ALL white space! I want my money’s worth.“), and logo enlargement (“Make the logo bigger!“). Those are just some of the most cringe worthy things you’ll hear from clients. But what about horrible designer stories from a client’s point-of-view? We believe that there are…
  • The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Illustrations of Phil Noto

    Julya Buhain
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s hard to tell what makes a Phil Noto pieces absolutely captivating. If it’s not the excellent use of low saturation colour palettes that deal with an experiment of cover. The gorgeous use of textures and rendering in his pieces. The really sharp and crisp line art compliments the very painterly feel to his illustrations, making each piece of art extremely unique and masterfully done. Noto – is practically a household name in the illustration world. Primarily an illustrator for Marvel Comics – his works include titles such as Black Widow and X-23. He’s also…
  • Interesting Art of Max Zorn, You’ll Never Believe What They’re Made Out Of

    George Nacpil
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:03 am
    Amsterdam street artist Max Zorn has a talent that you have never seen before. It’s the talent of making incredible art using stuff in our home and office. His main material? Brown Packaging tape. This idea of using tape instead of a paint came from Max’s friend who was working in a car design. Mark said “These guys often use slim tapes to outline their ideas on large boards. I was surprise to see how fast they could create stunning sketches with it. ” Since then, Mark Zorn started showing his talents making this packaging tape art by decorating old street lamps which you…
 
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Icon Designs by Tim Boelaars

    paul0v2
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    Tim Boelaars is an independent graphic designer and illustrator from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tim specializes in icon designs and have worked with some major brands creating amazing little icons that you can see on this post. For more from Tim Boelaars visit timboelaars.nl. The New Yorker A set of eight 30 by 30 pixel icons for The New Yorker's new website. The categories illustrated from left to right, top to bottom are: Read, Search, Experience, Go, Shop, RSVP, Think, Win. The icons are in use on The New Yorker On the Town Comcast Various technical illustrations and illustration of…
  • Interview with Cusco Rebel

    marcos333
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    After a while we are back with some new interviews with brazilian artists. Today we had the pleasure to interview Alexandre Cravo aka. Cusco Rebel, a artist an art director from Abduzeedo's hometown. You can reach Cusco on the following links: Facebook Flickr Instagram Mundo AG 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for illustration and art started? Thanks a lot for the opportunity! So, I always liked to draw since I was a kid this was one of…
  • UI Inspiration: Material Design

    abduzeedo
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Last month Google introduced their new visual language called Material Design releasing with it, a very detailed style guide. The new design language has the goal to "create a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science." After a month it's really cool to see designers experimenting with the new design on Dribbble. In this post we will feature some of our favorite projects implementing the new design language. We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic…
  • Daily Inspiration #1820

    AoiroStudio
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:25 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 DesignYouTrust Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration Sakiroo Choi The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the…
  • iPhone Templates and UI Kits Freebies

    PauloGabriel
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Designers often need a good source of templates for their projects. There are plenty out there and I thought it would be a good idea to select some top-notch items to facilitate the search for you. Here you'll find a brief selection of some iPhone templates, both illustrated and photographed. There's also some super awesome UI Kits for developing iOS apps. Kudos for the designers behind these, because they're awesome. To download these you need to visit each freebie page simply by clicking each image. Don't forget to check the designers' pages for more great downloadable marvels. I hope you…
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  • Every Kind of Vector Element you Could Ever Want!

    Chris Spooner
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m sure we’ve all done a bit of window shopping on stock resources websites, seen some cool items and thought “They’re cool, I’d quite fancy them”, but if you want a lot of resources it soon ends up out of your budget. The value of the latest bundle from Design Cuts is a big enough reason alone to check this one out, but take a few moments to browse through its contents and you’ll find it contains just about every kind of vector element you could ever want, all in one single purchase at over 90% off.It’s always useful to have a library of…
  • How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator

    Chris Spooner
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design.The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired…
  • Photocopy Noise Textures for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The latest resource for Access All Areas members to enjoy is a best selling item from Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop. This pack of Photocopy noise textures includes six high res scans from an old laser copier with a faulty drum and toner combo, resulting in some fantastic dust and noise patterns which are perfect for distressing your digital designs.Simon Birky Hartmann’s The Shop is packed full of best selling design resources. If you’re in need of dirty or grainy textures then look no further than his popular ink, paper and noise packs. Simon not only creates these…
  • 20 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your Poster Designs

    Chris Spooner
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Creating an artistic poster is one of the most fun projects a designer can work on. It’s especially satisfying when you have your hard work professionally printed into a physical poster, but this can be quite costly. You don’t have to spend all that money to see how your design would look freshly printed and mounted though, there’s a range of PSD mockup templates that simulate your design being presented as a framed print, wrapped canvas or even an outdoor billboard. In this post I round up 20 free Photoshop mockup templates that I’ve personally tried and tested, all…
  • 5 FlyerHeroes Templates for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can get their hands on some fantastic new resources this week. 5 editable flyer templates have been kindly donated by FlyerHeroes especially for members. Each flyer is composed in an easy to use layered PSD file perfectly set up for print in CMYK 300dpi format, allowing you to easily edit the text and customise the design for your own projects.FlyerHeroes is home to hundreds of print ready flyer templates for Photoshop. Every flyer file comes as a fully editable PSD file so you can easily change the text, images or layout. You’ll find loads of great designs for…
 
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  • Mark Bloom Logo Poster

    Antonio Carusone
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mark Bloom (aka Mash Creative) has designed this limited edition A2 poster featuring 126 logos he designed between 1998 and 2014. Each poster comes hand numbered and signed by Mark, and it’s a hybrid of litho printed black with screen printed fluorescent yellow ink on 250gsm GFSmith Naturalis Absolute White Matt. You can grab a copy here.
  • Poplavok

    Antonio Carusone
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Beautiful branding work by Ira Smolikova for a restaurant named Poplavok.
  • [Sponsor] Webydo

    Antonio Carusone
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Creating unique and engaging websites is what we as designers live for. Conjuring reliable code to bring them to life is another story. Webydo aims to change that. With a comprehensive design platform, professional designers are given the power to incorporate complicated web technologies into their projects without writing a single line of code. Webydo provides designers with an intuitive design interface with cutting-edge features like parallax scrolling and pixel-accurate design precision. Web elements can be dragged into pixel-perfect position and published to the web with the click of a…
  • RFRM

    Antonio Carusone
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    Reform RFRM is an online shop from the folks at Sans Form that features a collection of minimal poster designs by select designers. So far the shop has posters designed by Aesse, Duane Dalton, Sawdust, Mash and more. Want.
  • [Sponsor] Hustle Supply Co.

    Antonio Carusone
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A collection of 30 hi-res vector logo templates and 18 icons by from Hustle Supply Co.. Fully customizable, you can work these vectors into your work. For a limited time only, you can save over 60% off the regular price! 30 Vector Logos 18 Vector Icons Fully Editable & Scalable Get The Collection Interested in sponsoring AisleOne? Visit the sponsorship page for more info.
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  • Modern Open Plan Interior Decoration Ideas by Sturgess Architecture

    Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    The modern open plan interior designs by Sturgess Architecture will completely review in this article. This side will give several inspirations for those who want to make their house look bright and large. First of all, we have to make sure our fix size from our space. it is important since we have to calculate whole additional stuff size’s. We have to think also about the furniture that will use to make our space look high and large. Better for us to use compatible material and weight of light so that we can use simple material to make the stuff stuck on the wall. Actually, we also can…
  • Modern Contemporary Rugs Designs by Permafrost

    Author
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    These modern round rug designs was totally design for our beloved house. The entire design of this rug will give different look and decoration since the appearance of these accessories was completed with the bold draw. Same with what you were looking, the whole appearance of this rug was totally same. Trough the bold rug pattern décor, we can suit these accessories for our space. If we have kids, we can try to use the white one so they will learn how to manage the cleanliness and hygienist of their room. Actually, the round shape of this rug was tried to give different space for our room to…
  • Natural Timber House Designs by Sturgess Architecture

    Author
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    The eco friendly timber house plans by Sturgess Architecture will give us new inspiration design if we want to built a compatible home as a place to get new spirit of live. As we can see that this house was build close to the nature. The green nature was embrace whole outdoor space of this house as combine smoothly with the entire material of this house. Clearly from the outdoor space we can see the natural outdoor space decorating from the timber material that combines with the wooden material for the ceiling decorating. Other additional stuff that calls as main material was the glass…
  • Modern Attic Apartment Designs

    Author
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    The white interior attic apartment of this recommended Attic apartment theme is one of the most beautiful interior landscaping of an apartment that we can use for our living space. The combination of vintage, classic, and humble furnishing system is spark along the side space of this apartment. Through the soft combination of the painting system, this apartment will be the most attractive apartment with attic theme. The colorful application of this apartment is places on the using of the various color of the furniture. The uses of multifunctional furniture and minimal uses of home appliance…
  • Hide Expanding TV Screen For Modern Home Theater Design By Acerbis

    Author
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    This futuristic home theater furniture designed fromAcerbis was totally shows as futuristic additional home accessories for our home theatre. The main function of this accessory was as a enlarger stuff for our TV. This additional screen will help us to get clear and bright picture from our TV. Actually, this stuff was design as hide TV screen idea that place in the drawer cabinet decoration. This idea was thought from the simple space so the designer wants to maximize the space to be functional and decorative. Since the stuff was simple and easy to use, this space was big look minimalist…
 
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  • 15 web design blogs designers should read

    Mirko
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    As web designers, keeping up to date with the latest technologies and techniques is merely a human task. To get as close as possible to knowing all you must without getting burnt out, following web design blogs is a good way. The blogs selected in this post are the ones you must know about. 1. Codrops If you look for cutting-edge web design techniques, Codrops is the place to go. With advanced tutorials and in-depth articles, they probably host the best blog to stay up-to-date with advanced web design. 2. CSS Tricks Chris Coyer, the main author of CSS Tricks, is a true CSS wizard. He often…
  • Scribble: an innovative pen with (almost) no limit

    Sabina Hona
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Scribble pen is an innovative pen with almost no limit in the color. It is the first coloring device that lets you draw in 16 million different colors. With scribble, you can take the world of color around you and transfer it directly to either paper or your favorite mobile device. Designers of the scribble pen Mark Barker and Robert Hoffmansays the pen is “the first coloring device of its kind that can take the world of color around you and transfer it directly to either paper or your favorite mobile device.” The two different scribbles pens – Scribble Ink and Scribble Stylus pairs…
  • Better than drugs, the kaleidoscopic mirror tunnel

    Sabina Hona
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Wink Space is the first Zipper Architecture in the world designed by Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki as part of the ‘Art in a Container International Competition’ for 2013 KOBE Biennale. Wink space is a modular installation made from mirrors that formed a giant kaleidoscopic tunnel. It was really a piece of fun and innovation which was declared as the winner of A’Design Award. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open…
  • 3D printing: now delivering ice-creams

    Sabina Hona
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The 3D printing is one of the hottest tech buzz words nowadays. With several innovations in 3D from flowers to Nutella, now it’s introducing a new type of material which everyone screams for – yes, it’s an ice cream! This innovative idea was discovered by the 3 Students, Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim at MIT, as part of a project for Professor John Hart’s graduate class on additive manufacturing. Knowing the fact that 3D printer will be used by future generation for multiple purposes, these students tried on creating edible treats in the shapes that they…
  • 10 awesome freebies for Photoshop

    Mirko
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Freebies for Photoshop always prove useful. They allow you to save tons of time by doing all the hard work for you. For example, how long would it take you to create watercolor textures for a design. Probably hours, and that’s a conservative estimate. To save you this time, I have compiled a collection of great freebies for Photoshop. 1. Halftone automator Photoshop action Halftone effect looks great, but it can be hard to produce in Photoshop. This Photoshop action will make your life much easier. 2. Branding identity mockup A layered PSD mockup that makes it easy to present your…
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  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I am all or a good belly flop, but this guy is just showing off. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Greta Jimenez Lingerie Photos

    Pony
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Greta Jimenez showing off some stunning curves for a very lovely lingerie shoot. The post Greta Jimenez Lingerie Photos appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • This can’t be good

    Pony
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am back from vacation and these images remind me that no matter how much you enjoy your vacation reality will always come back to smack you in the face.  In some cases that smack is a bull to the crotch. The post This can’t be good appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you need something to make you believe in anything — she should do it.  Absolutely stunning amateur ladies show off their hottness for your hump day. The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Good thing that truck didn’t say driving knowledge or bridge smarts. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • Iceberg Pendant Lights by Alvaro Uribe for Tsunami Glassworks

    Kaisa
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Iceberg, as the name states was inspired by the form and beauty of these large glacial structures. Capturing their breathtaking splendor this collection clusters to illuminate with a subtle white and blue light. These are not ordinary pendants lights, but an incredible array of glass sculptures gracefully floating in space. Iceberg Pendant Lights, by Alvaro Uribe, for Tsunami Glassworks
  • Lomocubes by MPA Architetti

    Kaisa
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Lomocubes is a new innovative and sophisticated residential project by MPA Architetti, located in Lugano and commissioned by the entrepreneur Alessandro Lo Monaco. Lomocubes is a luxurious and high profile condominium that overlooks the Lugano lakeshores. It is a groundbreaking architectural project that marks a new frontier in residential building construction. Finished in July 2013, Lomocubes synthesizes the best relationship between interior and exterior spaces, giving from the living room of each unit a wonderful view on the lake. A texture-in-motion built with a rigorous and wise use of…
  • Ocean Park House by Campos Leckie Studio

    Kaisa
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This project is conceived as a domestic landscape that blurs the boundary between interior and exterior space in a temperate coastal rainforest climate. It is essentially a ranch house typology with a guest house stacked upon it – for an physically active empty nest couple who enjoy the idea of welcoming family home for the holidays. The domestic program is spread across the entire site, and the vertical circulation is deliberately understated. The programmatic organization allows the primary residents to live entirely on the ground floor. The japanese-inspired courtyard ‘moss…
  • Pandora by Alberto Brogliato & Federico Traverso for MyYour

    Kaisa
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It’s nature inspiring the shapes of Pandora, that live in the echoes of their minimal texture. Ethereal entities that make of the light an added value, building up an outfit out of time, playing to conceal the material composing them. The project makes of the versatility its overriding characteristic: Pandora can be used as floor lamps both in external and internal spaces, such as hanging lamps or floor lamps. Pandora, by Alberto Brogliato & Federico Traverso, brogliatotraverso, for MyYour
  • Maranhão Apartment by Flavio Castro

    Kaisa
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The biggest challenge was the conversion of a family apartment compartmented into an apartment for a young single advertiser, and retrofitting existing securities repaginating brought from other apartment. The meticulous work respected the memories impregnated in certain parts and introduced new elements from the new intentions. The living room, tv room and kitchen have become part of a single space through the demolition of walls and removal of the toilet. Shelves specifically emphasize the horizontality of the space and serve as a shield for design pieces. A large gallery Corten steel is…
 
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  • Sian Davey

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    “Finding Alice” is a series of photos by Sian Davey of her daughter Alice, who was born with Downs Syndrome. From her site: “Alice has entered a world where routine genetic screening at twelve weeks gestation is thrust towards birth prevention rather than birth preparation. Whilst we make our selection and decisions in private, the effect on society is that ninety two percent of Downs Syndrome babies are terminated at the pre-natal screening stage. I was deeply shocked when Alice was born as an ‘imperfect’ baby. It was not what I had expected. Our first…
  • Antoine Bruy

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    “Scrublands”, photos by Antoine Bruy. More below. View the whole post: Antoine Bruy over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Tatiana Vinogradova

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    “Days of Melancholy”, a series of stunning portraits by photographer Tatiana Vinogradova focused on the experience of gay men in Russia. From her site: “In Russia the level of intolerance toward homosexuality has been rising sharply. A 2013 survey found that 74% of Russians said homosexuality should not be accepted by society. 16% of Russians surveyed said that gay people should be isolated from society, 22% said they should be forced to undergo treatment, and 5% said homosexuals should be “liquidated”.” Check out more photos below, and see the full series…
  • Irina Rozovsky

    Jeff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    Photos by Irina Rozovsky. More below. View the whole post: Irina Rozovsky over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Martina Matencio

    Jeff
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Photos by Martina Matencio aka Lovenenoso. More below. View the whole post: Martina Matencio over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • Help Edible Schoolyard NYC Build Organic Gardens for East Harlem Schools!

    Inhabitat
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    We all know how important being around nature is for boosting morale and health, which is why Edible Schoolyard NYC needs your help to bring organic gardens to several disadvantaged schools in Harlem. The nonprofit, which partners with public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms, launched “Rooting for Harlem,” a Crowdwise campaign to support the expansion and maintenance of the courtyard gardens at P.S./M.S. 7 and Global Tech Middle School in East Harlem. The campaign ends tonight–so hurry, it’s not too late to pledge your support for this great cause! +…
  • Labyrinthine Green-Roofed Hangzhou Duolan Complex Combines a Mall With Urban Homes in China

    Lidija Grozdanic
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Read the rest of Labyrinthine Green-Roofed Hangzhou Duolan Complex Combines a Mall With Urban Homes in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competition, BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists, china architecture, community gardens, green architecture, green roofs, green-roofed housing, Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex, hill-like architecture, mix-use architecture China, rooftop gardens, sloping roofs
  • Not Quite a Couch Potato, This Chair is Sculpted from Spuds

    Moe Beitiks
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Children are usually told to stop playing with their food, but those who never grow out of that particular habit tend to end up as rather brilliant, creative adults. Designer Gert Eussen, whom you may remember as the designer who created our favorite spherical treehouse, transformed the humble spud into unique, if unusual, chairs. Actual, little brown potatoes are carved into seat-shapes and dried out. No, they’re not pieces of doll furniture: they’re models for larger, people-sized real things! The full-sized potato chairs are built to the specifications of a real potato, and…
  • BlueFocus Communication Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject

    Beverley Mitchell
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The Chinese brand management company BlueFocus Communication Group (BFCG) is set to acquire a 75 percent stake in the groundbreaking bi-coastal industrial design studio Fuseproject headed by Yves Béhar. Fuseproject is a full-service agency with a unique business model extending to a venture practice, and with a focus on sustainable design. BFCG, a $3.7 billion listed company, was described by Béhar as “an innovative media conglomerate that recognizes how important good design is to storytelling.” Following pending regulatory approval, Béhar will remain CEO of Fuseproject and…
  • Salvador Dali’s Surrealist Elephant Comes to Life as a Steampunk LEGO Brick Creation

    Ross Brooks
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Korean LEGO artist Jin Kei has given life to one of the giant four-legged mammals from Salvador Dali’s painting “The Elephants.” The artist added his own steampunk twist to the building brick reincarnation, however, which sees the pachyderm infused with complex gears and elaborate mechanical joints. At an impressive 32 inches tall, this inspiring homage to Dali is full of other intricate details that you can only see on closer inspection. Read the rest of Salvador Dali’s Surrealist Elephant Comes to Life as a Steampunk LEGO Brick Creation Permalink | Add to…
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  • Spinster Sisters Co. Soap Bar

    Diane Lindquist
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Inspired by vintage soap packaging, Spinster Sisters Co. approached Andrew Cruz to design a unique, tactile box with a handcrafted feel that would allow the product to be seen, and the scent experienced. These handmade soap are produced in small batches with the finest natural ingredients. Rich with essential oils and botanicals, the products are gentle, sulfate free, phthalate free, and hypoallergenic.   The boxes were deeply letterpress printed in one color on a heavyweight, rough uncoated stock. Boxes are die-cut, assembled, and color coded scent tags are easily added to the box…
  • Pafylida Farm Egg Packaging

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Maria Romanidou had transportation in mind when creating this Egg Packaging. The cardboard box resembles a shipping container with an unusual side opening. A hole  on each side allows the consumer a sneak peek at the eggs inside. Each egg is sandwiched between cardboard to prevent any movement from happening. The label, also referencing shipment container labels, uses tall, skinny type allowing the design to implement the oval shape of an egg into the brand’s name. “The Pafylida farm in Chios is an egg production line with chickens which run freely in the farm and are fed…
  • Carlsberg's Limited Edition: The Nordic Collection

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    This striking, hard to miss design by Safari Sundays uses bold graphics to bring Carlsberg’s flagship brand to life. The newly released trio is a limited edition run of Carlsberg beer and features three designs based on each variety. “Design agency Safari Sundays has completed a premium range of limited edition bottles for the Carlsberg Group to be primarily sold at high-end bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Safari Sundays was challenged to design a range of bottles that celebrates the trademark Carlsberg hop leaf as well as the beer’s Danish heritage. Safari…
  • Doctor's Orders Brewing

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Doctor’s Orders Brewing was designed by Matt Burns Design and features a humorous way to enjoy beer with an ironic title and graphic label design. The spotlight of this beer is not in the shape of the bottle itself but in the multi-colored versions of each variety. Beside the symbol is the name of each type of beer referencing medical terms, and prescriptions.  “Doctor’s Orders Brewing, Sydney Australia, is all about special thought provoking and inspirational beers. Soon to be available in bottles will be Zephyr (Double White Ale), Iron Lung (Black Imperial Pilsner),…
  • MAZE Vodka

    Elizabeth Freeman
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    MAZE Vodka packaged by Maison D’Idee was designed to be less flashy than its counterpart, MAZE Champagne. The name, like the champagne, is featured on the bottle in both written and literal forms. As the vodka is meant to appeal to the "young and rich" niche of the spirits market, gold was used throughout the design so as to stand out on shelf.  “We had to come up with a new packaging concept with logo and identity for new vodka. The vodka is marketed especially to young people on market over-saturated with spirits, especially vodka. The target was however…
 
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  • Characters and Their Drink of Choice Infographic

    Vince Avila
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    It’s hard to watch The Big Lebowski without wanting to whip yourself up a White Russian. There are shows and films where booze is the accessory of choice for one of the characters we love. These guys always make us want to break out the bottle after watching. We charted some of our favorites along with their go-to libations.
  • 16 Brands You Should Know From The New York City Men’s Shows

    Mike Newman
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Go to all the NYC men’s style trade shows and your head will be left spinning by the amount of chambray button-downs and selvedge denim you encounter as you wind through the aisles. While so much feels repetitive, we did make our way through all the shows to find a bunch of brands doing their own thing. Here are 16 emerging labels that are worth putting on your radar. Komono For the last 5 years, Komono has been producing watches ...
  • Have Too Many Beers? You Can Stay At The Dogfish Inn

    Mike Newman
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    It’s not hard to have a few too many when you visit Dogfish Head. Besides all the interesting brewpub exclusives, you’ve got your heavy hitters like World Wide Stout and 120 Minute IPA. With the launch of the Dogfish Inn, your bed isn’t far from your pint glass. Located about 6 miles from the brewery—a bike path makes the trek doable in around 35 minutes—the inn boasts 16 rooms with beer-centric amenities, touches from awesome brands like Apolis and Woolrich, ...
  • Icybreeze is a Cooler and Portable Air Conditioner

    Mike Newman
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    When we’re tailgating or doing a little light camping in the scorching heat, we often use our cold beer as a forehead wipe before taking a sip. Cold brews only do so much to keep you comfortable when it feels like you’re breathing in moist fire, however. Icybreeze is the world’s first portable air conditioner and cooler. The cooler can deliver a cool breeze up to 25 mph at temps 35 degrees below whatever it is outside. The rechargeable battery ...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler Will Creep You The Hell Out

    Mike Newman
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Before you get confused, no, this is not another Marvel movie. The only mutant ability seemingly present is how Jake Gyllenhaal’s sunken eyes can apparently see into your soul. The movie is about an LA journalist who may or may not be creating his own news. It looks dark, creepy, and a damn good time.
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  • Struggling in your home? Here are some design solutions

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Coping in your home if you’ve got a bad back, struggle to walk or are advancing into your autumn years can be an absolute nightmare. When long term injury strikes, your house suddenly seems like it’s fighting against you, actively preventing  you from living comfortably. The only solution is to make adjustments to your home […]
  • Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    People often think that decorating your home is a costly and time consuming endeavor, but in reality it is actually quite easy and affordable. In fact, as long as you follow a few easy steps you shouldn’t have any trouble reinvigorating the interior of your house and turning it into your dream home! You need […]
  • Interior Design Trends 2014

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    The interior design trends for 2014 are brilliant and exciting. Countless home interior designers are opting for a neutral base with stand-out accents, textures and designs. This makes it possible for them to change the décor by changing just a few accents such as wall hangings, cushions and rugs. Some of the trends aren’t new, but they […]
  • How to Boost Your Business with Large-Format Ads

    admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 11:24 am
    Vinyl banners are used for advertising and marketing. Commonly made from a heavyweight type of vinyl called PVC, vinyl banners range in weight and size. Weight can range from nine ounces to over 22 ounces per square yard. The banners are then hung using grommets (nickel holes used for hanging on walls, buildings and fenceposts), […]
  • Deck out your home with the latest tech

    admin
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    Has your home entered the high-tech generation yet?  Or is it still full of quaint furnishings from yesteryear? Don’t get me wrong, fine antiques have their place in any smart interior, but here we’re talking about cutting-edge modern furnishings that have multiple uses, look space-age gorgeous and do clever techie things too! Be a high-tech […]
 
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  • Richard branson explains why he cut beef from his diet.

    PRand
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    richard branson explains why he cut beef from his diet. meat consumption today contributes to global warming and environmental degradation. via ecorazzi [RK] Join the forum discussion on this post
  • Dronography and fireworks collaborate in 2014.

    PRand
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    new phantom 2 vision+ and hero 3 Last April a Phantom 2 quadracopter using a Hero3+ Black Edition was flown into fireworks. No one is sure how impactful this particular feat is however on the 4th of July quite a few drone videos were made. video shot april 2014 One in particular went viral, shot by videographer Jos Stiglingh who was presented with a unique opportunity to film fireworks up close, also used a Phantom 2 and Hero3+ Silver. 2014 may become known as the year of dronography and fireworks credited with fully catching the public’s eye. [ the video ] hero 3+ black edition | hero…
  • 2015 jeep renegade final design.

    Phil Patton
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Jeep showed off the final design of its Renegade model small SUV. Mark Allen, head of Jeep design. said the vehicle was designed in Detroit and rides the same underpinnings as the Fiat 500L, the long Fiat. It will be built in Italy. All admitted that the face of the vehicle was “a little bit cute” but cute, he said, like a puppy dog beside the mature dog. There are lots of numerous playful details as well, such as the X-shaped taillights that echo a jerry can for holding gasoline.
  • The clark institute expands via tadao ando, selfdorf architects and reed hilderbrand.

    Phil Patton
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    visitor center and reflecting pool | image courtesy of tadao ando architect & associates Fourth of July marked the opening of the much expanded and renovated Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, in western Massachusetts. Originally opened in the Berkshire mountains by Sterling Clark, who feared nuclear attack on New York City would destroy art there, it is officially the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, now rebranded and newly logoed as The Clark. After 12 years, the museum has completed a $145 million expansion. There are new buildings, including an entrance by Pritzker prize…
  • Douro marina. Barbosa guimaraes.

    PRand
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Designed by the architectural firm Barbosa & Guimarães, the Douro Marina accommodates 300 vessels up to 20 meters and is assumed as the largest boat harbor between Cascais and Galicia. The site is about 2,000 m2, and spread over three buildings each with two floors. The central support building is a rectangular volume that is suspended in an external steel structure that looks like the skeleton of a huge boat. Two restaurants, a cafeteria, a nautical shop, a spa candle and fill the other spaces beautiful building erected right next to the pier. In addition to the spaces store, also has…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • 'Exobiotanica —Botanical Space Flight-' by Makota Azuma

    Collecting Design
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Fascinated with the fragility and strength of flowers, Makota Azuma has spent his lifetime weaving ethereal and colorful sculptures and installations, with plants as his primary medium. For his first gravity-defying project, Exobiotanica, he uprooted plants and placed them in a new kind of “nature,”— way up high in the stratosphere. read more
  • 'Stacked Objects' by Emiel Remmelts

    Collecting Design
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    The objects in the shelving are used for creating a dynamic composition, comparable to the method of creating a collage. Besides using objects like bricks which are widely available I also picked up one-off objects from flea markets, charity shops and building sites. That way I'm forced to make new compositions with each shelf. Each composition is unique and defines the overall aesthetic of the furniture. read more
  • Phyllida Barlow's Sculptures Inaugurate Recently Renovated Hauser & Wirth Somerset

    Collecting Design
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Hauser & Wirth Somerset has opened to the public with a solo exhibition of site-specific sculptures by Phyllida Barlow. read more
  • '4 X 4: 4 Countries 4 Genres 4 Rooms 4 Designers 16 Artists' at Stephen Friedman Gallery

    Collecting Design
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:31 am
    London Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present ‘4 x 4', a historical exhibition of art and design which focuses on four key art movements occurring simultaneously across four continents in the 1960s and 1970s. It brings together some of the most innovative and important artists and furniture designers of that period and includes artists previously unseen in the UK. read more
  • Chenequa Residence by Robert Oshatz

    Collecting Design
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    The Chenequa Residence is born out of its site and is informed by the surrounding environment. The house wraps around the face of a hill and pivots around established trees. It carries stone, stained concrete and wood seamlessly through the expansive glazing to connect the interior and exterior spaces. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • MadeinMTL exit

    Carole Guevin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Prompted to do this post following a recent tweet: ‘The sheer amount of ‘on / off’ – websites that ‘vanished’ is crazy. Thinking of all the man hours and dreams that have disappeared.’ – and ensuing exchange with Chris Tse. _______ After releasing a little (www) Story – and ystd – reading an article about the people behind the Wayback Machine to discovering that ‘websites last in average 100 days!’ What???? to which Mike Sullivan replied: ‘Viral / campaign sites? Some 30 days.’ _______ Sifting the archives to…
  • Deluxemodern etc.

    Carole Guevin
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Christine Tafoya is a self-professed design addict and renamed ‘etiquette‘ by ‘manners‘ to describe her online store Dear Miss Modern Market ethos where you can find exquisite ‘templates’ for special occasions. _______ I am a grown-up geeky tomboy eye candy seeking editor while she is this buoyant festive stylish stylist for brand and home! She recently quipped: ‘HTML gives me asthma.’ To which I replied: ‘<a><strong>O2</strong></a>’. _______ She befits perfectly the description of a Powagirrrl: Women who rock…
  • Futurism now?

    Carole Guevin
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The future is now alert! Or how studying at Suprastudio – Greg Lynn / Super Aero Robo Spatial M.Arch.II Program at UCLA led Ebrahim Poustinchi who doubles up as architect & graphic designer – helped devise these fascinating inventions. _______ From a visual point of view – the Amethyst Cluster (A proposal for moving architecture) is just stunning! Like these beautiful clustered shapes are ‘architecture’ in movement. Wow! Team: Ebrahim Poustinchi, Keith Berry and Sima Shahverdi. _______ Another stunner? The Opera Rollercoaster is meant to make the audience…
 
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    Remodelista

  • Into the Wild: An Urban Campground in Berlin

    Meredith Swinehart
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    In Berlin's artsy Neuköllna neighborhood, an über-cute hostel awaits the adventuresome. Huettenpalast owners Silke Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer set out to create a business where they could fully exercise their passions for design, art, cooking, and socializing. They found a home base in a former vacuum cleaner factory and soon started dreaming of rooms within rooms. Huettenpalast now welcomes visitors to its six creatively refurbished campers and cabins nestled closely together in an indoor campground, replete with birch trees, picnic tables, and lanterns. Bedrooms are private but bathrooms…
  • 5 Quick Fixes: The Versatile Biergarten Table

    Alexa Hotz
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The classic German beer garden table is more versatile than you might think: It can function as a desk, craft table, and dining table, and is especially ideal for narrow apartment spaces. Here are five smart ways these outdoor tables have been put to use indoors. Where can you buy a biergarten table? Oktobefest Haus offers an authentic Biergarten Folding Wood Table and Bench Set for $479.99. Above: A classic biergarten table in the dining room of a Scandinavian-inspired UK home. Photograph by Simon Eldon for Heart Home Magazine, spotted on Desire to Inspire. Above: An antique biergarten…
  • DIY: Blueberry Café's Hanging Planters

    Erin Boyle
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last spring Gardenista spotlighted the Blueberry Café, a combination shop, restaurant, and wedding venue in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands of South Africa. The unusual setup had been given a makeover by Anatomy Design, and one of my favorite new details is the cafe's hanging plant baskets suspended from a glass atrium. Modeled on vintage vegetable baskets, the planters manage to be playful and whimsical without feeling twee. They've got me plotting a DIY version, and I've rounded up the goods to re-create the look. Above: Hanging wire planters at the…
  • A Rustic-Modern Hangout in Berlin

    Sarah Lonsdale
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A find from LA designer and world traveler, Cynthia Carlson: Lokal in Mitte, Berlin. German Maren Thimm and her American partner, Gary Hoopengardner, had initially set up a temporary restaurant called Kantine in the courtyard of British architect David Chipperfield's Berlin office (with the promise that Chipperfield could always get a seat). Then two years ago, Chipperfield received permission to build on his firm's lot, so the couple took Kantine's floorboards with them and opened Lokal, a permanent cantine serving locally sourced ingredients.  Photography by Cynthia Carlson, except…
  • Remodeling 101: Simple Roller Blinds

    Christine Chang Hanway
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    My accommodations in architecture school came with windows but no window treatments. Living on a student budget, I did nothing, a solution that suited me just fine—the purist in me strongly believed that windows should be allowed to do their job of letting light in unfettered by the messiness of curtains or the clutter of Venetian blinds. And then one day a friend pointed out that while I may be comfortable exposing myself for the sake of architecture, those with a view into my room at night might not feel the same way. The owner of the local hardware store suggested roller blinds. I…
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  • Google’s Material Design Video Recreated in Keynote

    Andrew Haskin
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    During this year’s annual I/O conference, Google revealed Material Design, a responsive design language that aims to unify all their products, platforms, and devices. Google's promotional video amplifies the compelling theory of a rationalized space and system of motion found in Material. Videos like this are common in the industry, and are often made using Adobe After Effects -- a very powerful video, motion graphics, and compositing application. As an interaction designer working at frog, I am tasked with communicating to clients how a system works and what an application looks and…
  • Creating the Citizen Experience in Myanmar

    Kara Pecknold
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    A few months ago we wrote about, Point B Design + Training (pointB), which launched in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. pointB is setting out to tell a new story in Myanmar’s emerging democracy: they have goals intended to develop a new generation of makers who will lead change by tackling their community’s social issues. These change agents are 17 young adults who have completed their traditional schooling in Engineering, Education, Zoology, and some are even working in local government offices. They are looking to bring a new way of thinking to their work and community. frog helped pointB…
  • Eyeo 2014: Art in the Age of Data

    Jarrett Webb and Eric Boam
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:22 am
    Photo credit: Compfight via Flickr The Eyeo festival is a convergence of artists, creative coders, and designers from all over the world. The fact that it is a festival, and not a conference, is a distinction that makes it special. Eyeo celebrates technology based art, interactive experiences, design, and data visualization. Speakers and attendees spent a week at the beautiful Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN. They shared their work, discussed the continuing evolution of digital medium, and provoked conversation on emerging technology-based cultural themes. The artists and…
  • UX for Good: Activating the Rwandan Rebirth

    Roberta Tassi
    11 Jun 2014 | 4:02 pm
    What happens when you gather 10 designers from all over the globe, make them fly to three different continents in seven days, to focus on one complex social problem in the world? From June 1st to the 7th, I participated in the UX for GOOD annual challenge, the initiative launched in 2011 by Jason Ulaszek (Manifest Digital) and Jeff Leitner (Insight Labs) with the idea to push design as far as it can go in developing effective solutions to complex human and social systems. This time, the context was Rwanda, 20 years after the Genocide, during which approximately one million individuals were…
  • A New Vision for Humanitarians and Open Data

    Michael DelGaudio & Jennifer Dunnam
    22 May 2014 | 2:30 pm
      Humanitarian work is rapidly evolving. As crises emerge and unfold, digital technologies and networked communities are changing the way information is collected, distributed, analyzed, and acted upon. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a comprehensive report on the impact of these technologies and made a powerful statement calling for “more diverse and bottom-up forms of decision-making – something that most Governments and humanitarian organizations are not designed for." With an abundance of information being…
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • Sweet & Spicy Burger Recipe

    Amy Locurto
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    I love playing around with different toppings on burgers and think I found the perfect combination of sweet and spicy! Sliders are great for parties and entertaining, plus my kids love tiny burgers. With just a few toppings, you can turn a regular burger into a unique meal. What you’ll need for your burger toppings: (more…)
  • Cute Kitten Alert! Pet Photo Contest

    Amy Locurto
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Watch out, there’s a new kitty in town! If you didn’t know, we recently lost our beloved 14-year-old cat Rocky. So when my Aunt found this little baby kitten under her porch, we couldn’t wait to visit and play! We were already traveling to Oklahoma for the 4th of July and getting to play this new kitten was definitely a bonus!! Her momma had abandoned her, so my aunt and uncle had to bottle feed her back to health. They decided to keep her and named her Nucy. How could you NOT love this sweet face? Of course I had to take some cute photos with our family’s new pet!
  • Free Summer Party Printables | Blog Hop

    Amy Locurto
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I hope you’ve been having a fun summer so far! I feel like the summer has really just begun for us as we are starting to travel on vacations. To help your summer get even more festive, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers for another Free Printable Blog Hop! These are always so much fun and I really love the bright summer designs this time! I’m sharing some Pool Party Tags that coordinate with my Pool Party Collection. Click the links below to hop around the blogs to download all of the other great free printables!   (more…)
  • 20 Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes

    Amy Locurto
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    I’ve been on a mission to find the best Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes.I’m so excited to finally have an ice cream maker! I got this one and loving it! Today, I’ve rounded up the most delicious, mouth-watering desserts you can stand. After scrolling through these photos and you still aren’t craving some ice cream, well you might not be human. ha! Chocolate lovers can’t go wrong with these Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream and Yogurt Recipes! Enjoy drooling… (more…)
  • Corona Cupcakes

    Amy Locurto
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’m always up for trying new cake flavors. When I saw these Corona Cupcakes by Melissa Creates, I had to feature them! Earlier this week I shared simple tips for a stress free dinner party and one of them was to have a conversation piece. I’m thinking these fun cupcakes would do the trick for summer parties! Get the Corona Cupcakes recipe here.   ** I’m in DC right now! Come follow along my travels on Instagram.   Don’t miss all of the fun things going on right now! $100 Girl’s Night In Party Giveaway Christmas in July Sale $100 Wayfair.com…
 
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    The Office Stylist

  • How to Style your Desk Like a Boss

    The Office Stylist
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    If your office is your empire, then consider your desk the control board. It’s where you make decisions, get down to business, and most importantly-make that money. But how are you supposed to master your domain if your desk is less than chic? A great-looking and well-organized desk will not only make your space look good,... View full post > Related posts: Office Style Tip of the Week: The Desk List How to Style the Turnstone Bivi Desk Office Decor-What’s on your desk?
  • Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED}

    The Office Stylist
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    There is nothing like having a girls night in after quite a LONG work week. My bestie Alison and I have finally launched WORK. and let me tell ya, this process can be exhausting! As someone who has been an entrepreneur since the age of 18, I find that I have less time for fun than I... View full post > Related posts: CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry Acai! My Trip to NYC + a New Recipe you Need to Try!
  • Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED}

    The Office Stylist
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is officially here! While I’m not a fan of overly hot weather, I do love a change of seasons and with that a celebration of summer. I thought what better way to kick off summer than with an awesome recipe that’s easy to and quick to make-perfect for a casual office party! PLUS-some super... View full post > Related posts: CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED} Summer Office Ice Cream Party with Dreyer’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream! Five Quick and Easy Workspace Updates for Summer
  • Whimsical Workdays Starting Soon!

    The Office Stylist
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    As you all know, we’re launching a very exciting, super chic new project: WORK. If you’re here for the first time, let me explain. WORK. by The Office Stylist is LA’s first and only stylish co-working space. If you need a place to work either for the day, week or month and you’re tired of... View full post > Related posts: BIG NEWS! Introducing work. by The Office Stylist! Love is in the Office Whimsical Office Makeover
  • The Office Stylist Purple Headquarters-something old, something new

    The Office Stylist
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:38 pm
    After one of my reader’s pointed out that I don’t have a feature of my own office up on the site, I realized that I forgot to put together a post! I had a few posts on the progress and updates we made, but not an official Office Envy feature. While most of you have... View full post > Related posts: Purple or…..Purple? Two shades for our new office. The Office Stylist Office Update: Perfect Shade of Purple Purple or Green? The Office Stylist is Making Some Changes…
 
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    Rames Studios

  • Xiaomi Mi 3 review

    Rames
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    OK, First of all I’ve never thought I’ll be using other phones than iPhone (I’am still No.1 Apple Fan boy!). Probably the reason why I like this phone Xiaomi Mi 3  is because of the user interface which looks (EXACTLY) like iOS on iPhone. Last year I’ve got the chance to use Android (HTC One) for the very first time for a month because I gotta send my iPhone for service. Seriously, it’s the worst phone ever. It lags a lot & camera quality sucks (how can someone use 4MP on a smartphone?!).But Xiaomi is totally different. Here’s the reason why :-PriceFor a smartphone, the…
  • Haircut at Restyle+ by A Cut Above

    Rames
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    A week ago, I went to Restyle+ (Located at NU Sentral, beside KL Sentral) for a haircut. Why that saloon? Just to try out their organic products since I've been hearing my friends were talking about it and the outcome after using those products was impressive. Leroy Thong was my hairstylist that day. Pretty cool dude! We talked about many stuff and how he admires my hair (He's attracted to the texture of my hair, ahah!).While chit-chatting, he cuts my hair and ready to color it (I have abit of white hair near to the neck :P). Now, this is the best part. Everytime I color my hair, I kinda hate…
  • Congratulations! Welcome to Dribbble

    Rames
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:06 am
    One word! Tough. I took me quite a while to select some of the best works from the total submissions for the dribbble invites. I suppose to giveaway only 2 but the due to the amount of amazing work I've receieved, I've no choice then giveaway another 2 dribbble account which I planned to giveaway next month. Thank you such to those who've submitted your artwork. It's all awesome but I can only pick the best out of all based on details, effort, attractive and creative. Here are the 4 lucky bunch of artists who won the invites. Congrats once again.PS: I'll be contacting the winners by email.
  • Rames Studios Brand New Blog Design Launched : 'The Survivor'

    Rames
    3 Mar 2013 | 4:05 am
    Hi all,Here's my brand new blog skin design - 'The Survivor'.Today is 3rd March (2 days away from my birthday :D) I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU ALL for visiting my blog everyday, just to see what's new from me :D. Appreciate all your feedback and comments. Hope my photos and manipulation artwork inspired you guys in some ways ahahh.  Thank you so much once again and do keep on visiting =)
  • Rames Studios Version 11 Launched! 'Fullscreen Mode'

    Rames
    12 Feb 2013 | 4:00 am
    Hi all, here's my personal website - Rames Studios (Version 11) : 'Fullscreen Mode'. You can view it from web, iPad/iPad mini or iPhone. I'll be adding more of my artwork for web, illustration and print. Do check it out here :- http://www.ramesstudio.com :-)
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    Dexigner

  • The Dieline Summit

    Dexigner
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    The Dieline Summit will take place in November in Paris in collaboration with Emballage.
  • 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

    Levent Ozler
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    FIGMENT is accepting entries for the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition.
  • ClockONE by Chris Lenart

    Levent Ozler
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    ClockONE, designed by Chris Lenart, reinvents the traditional clock.
  • Ventura London

    Dexigner
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Ventura Projects will host its inaugural London event during the London Design Festival in partnership with designjunction.
  • Beyond Screens: Immersive Experiences

    Levent Ozler
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) is hosting a technology webinar titled "Beyond Screens: Immersive Experiences," featuring project case studies that will give you essential insights and best practices when working in the digital medium.
 
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    The Design Files

  • Family Portrait · The Whytes

    Lucy
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Whyte family of Aero Designs at their Melbourne showroom.  From left – Robert Whyte, Lucy Whyte, Carolyn Whyte, Penne Whyte (holding her son Finn).  Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Aero Designs  Hawthorn showroom and HQ, showcasing their range of locally designed furniture alongside a range of lighting and accessories sourced from international brands.  Photo - Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Aero Designs  Hawthorn showroom and HQ, showcasing their range of locally designed furniture.  Photo - Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Lucy Whyte flicks through some…
  • Melbourne Home · Daniel Stray and Kc Reynolds

    Lucy
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The renovated North Fitzroy cottage of Daniel Stray and Kc Reynolds. Facade of house with two of Daniel’s favourite things, his vintage Fiat 125 and Poppy the Staffy! Photo – Sean Fennessy. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files. Lounge room details. Rona Green featured artwork on left wall.  Coffee table made by Daniel, still a work in progress, and missing some legs!  Photo – Sean Fennessy. Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files. Parker style sideboard with Vintage French Favor poster from Tarlo and Graham. Old red Post Office box is an original…
  • Tasty Tuesday · Nonna Corso’s Orecchiette with Broccolini, Parsley and Lemon

    Lisa
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Lisa Marie Corso spent 20 odd years avoiding her Nonna’s ‘pasta broccoli’, but in her adult years, the subtle flavours of this traditional vegetarian pasta dish finally won her over!  Today Lisa shares her own modern take on this simple dish - Orecchiette with Broccolini, Parsley, Lemon and Parmigiano-Reggiano. – Lucy Nonna Corso’s Orecchiette with broccolini, parsley and lemon. Recipe – Concetta Corso with Lisa Marie Corso. Photo – Eve Wilson. Styling – Lucy Feagins, styling assistant – Nat Turnbull. As an adult, I appreciate the benefits of my…
  • Jennifer Tyers

    Lucy
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Vibrant watercolour entitled ‘Borneo 6′ by Australian artist Jennifer Tyers, who currently on a residency in Japan. ‘Borneo 8′ watercolour by Australian artist Jennifer Tyers ‘Borneo 15′ watercolour by Jennifer Tyers We recently discovered the beautiful work of  Australian artist Jennifer Tyers, who has spent time living and working in Singapore, Borneo and is currently in Japan.  We were instantly smitten!  Jennifer’s vibrant watercolours, inspired by her lush surroundings appear hyperreal and almost Utopian (especially from where we sit in…
  • Tahli Kornhauser · DAGNY

    Lucy
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Colourful handwoven necklaces and bracelets by Melbourne maker Tahli Kornhauser for her label, DAGNY. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Our favourite DAGNY necklace design! (How about that fade from blue to burnt orange?!) Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Tahli creating her DAGNY hand braided jewellery pieces on her Marudai. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. DAGNY pieces being made on the Marudai. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Detail of the braiding process. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Tahli Korhnauser in her…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Rio 2016 typography by Dalton Maag

    David Airey
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Dalton Maag shared this short video with me a couple of years ago (I’m on the ball). It shows the studio’s excellent typographical work for Rio 2016. “It took eight months to create the 5448 characters that carry the brand essence of the Rio 2016™ Games.” Quoted from the Rio 2016 website. There’s a nice interview where FontFeed talks to type designer Fabio Haag from the Brazilian Dalton Maag office. “Around 2005 I had my own graphic design studio which paid the bills, but my heart was set on doing type at nights and weekends. I started ByType in the hope to create a…
  • Airbnb introduces “the Bélo”

    David Airey
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Airbnb has launched a new identity, one that took London and San Francisco-based DesignStudio a year to complete. “To understand the full scale of this global community, four DesignStudio team members set out to visit 13 cities, staying with 18 hosts, across four continents. All of them equipped with a $100 video camera and the mission to look for local inspiration and insight to drive us to build a better brand.” Quoted from DesignStudio’s process insight. Airbnb’s old logo (above) Images and thoughts from the designers here, with commentary from Rachael Steven on the…
  • Oldest known logos?

    David Airey
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    From the 24/7 Wall St. site, the ten oldest company logos. If the comment thread is anything to go by, the dates aren’t entirely accurate (and Cherri’s aunt makes $68 every hour on the computer). Image via Stephen Magsig In his recent chat about why logos endure, Michael Bierut said he believes the earliest known logo is the Bass triangle. Although there is seemingly no evidence for this, according to Zythophile, the generally accepted story is that after the passing of the Trademark Registration Act of 1875, when applications to apply for trademark registration opened on January…
  • Paula Scher’s “Liquid Identity” Skillshare class

    David Airey
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    In Paula Scher’s first online class, she walks students through “her process of creating a liquid identity — a recognisable, dynamic branding system that can be adapted across mediums.” The Pentagram partner also shares a behind-the-scenes look at how some of her favourite “liquid identities” came to life (including Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Type Directors Club, and Microsoft Windows). The class lasts for 70 minutes and is broken into 10 lessons. Enrollment opens today on the Skillshare website. There’s also a short Q&A with Paula on the Skillshare…
  • Logos relived through scrap bike parts

    David Airey
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    For her “100 Days” project on SVA’s Master’s in Branding, graphic designer and cyclist Jenny Beatty is doing “one hundred days of iconic works of art relived through scrap bike parts.” Throughout the project, Jenny hopes to question what most people consider to be garbage and tap into the raw hands-on artwork she has put on hold for so many years. See what other logos have been recreated on 100 Hoopties. Via Brand New.
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    swissmiss

  • Putting Thought Into Things

    swissmiss
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    “If a website (or any artifact) lacks quality, it is not just one aspect that needs improvement and then it’s all good. Quality is not just the method, just the form, or just the content. The lack of quality doesn’t cumulate in a spot, it is fundamental. Quality is what holds form and content together.” - Oliver Reichenstein Putting Thought Into Things, by Oliver Reichenstein
  • Paper Plants

    swissmiss
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Finally my not-so-green thumb can thrive: Paper Plants! Art We Heart comes out with the best stuff. You’ve seen the wall gardens, right? Made me smile!
  • Your Attention

    swissmiss
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    “We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have.” - Jonathan Harris
  • Design Matters with Jonathan Harris

    swissmiss
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
  • This World

    swissmiss
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:08 am
    This World print by Wasted Rita. (via Bas)
 
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
  • Joint Cafe + Workspace in Bangkok

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Working in a shared space - in a café or a rented-by-the-hour office - is nothing new, but sometimes a concept pops up that is worth a second look. Now into its third week of life, Joint Café + Workspace in Bangkok stands out in its whiteness. We will not speculate on what it will look like after a few months of coffee spills and foot traffic, but for now, it appears inviting like a new notebook, all ready to be filled with people, ideas and inspiration. The space, designed by Thailand’s 56th Studio, is located on the 12th floor of the Asia Hotel’s car park building.
  • 800 m2 Office In An Old Cable Factory - Poland

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are now officially suffering from office envy and the object of our feelings is located in Poland, in a former cable factory in Zabłocie, a post-industrial district in Kraków. It was designed for the web technology consulting firm u2i by architect and urban planner Justyna Friedberg of Kraków-based Morpho Studio. The obvious breathing room – so often lacking in offices – is clearly evident here. White, ash wood, natural light. Somehow we can imagine thoughts flying freer in a space like this, with this much openness and light.   The real gem of the 800…
  • Luke Shadbolt Ocean Photographs - Purchase Here

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Do you really think there is an interior environment that wouldn’t be made more beautiful, more tranquil, more cool with the addition of a peaceful image of ocean scenery? We don’t think so. Without a doubt, the cure for the visual noise and image overload in our lives comes in the form of a stunning photograph by Luke Shadbolt of the central coast of NSW in Australia. The picture seem like an oil painting, but it is in reality an expertly composed photograph. Imagine a quiet beach, a soft morning breeze on your skin, the scent of the ocean, the sound of the soft waves. This image…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
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    Lovely Package

  • Simpsons Beverage

    Lovely Package
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Designed by Constantin Bolimond | Country: Belarus “The drink was brought to life together with the cartoon characters in 1987. Maybe it’s wine, may be not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves. The contents have been kept secret for 26 years now. While the ingredients remain the same, their proportions differ from time to time. That is why you will never get bored from this drink! We can assure you that you will not be left disappointed. The design is inspired by the works of Pieter Mondrian.”
  • Incense Chocolate

    Lovely Package
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Designed by Puigdemont Roca | Country: Spain “We used the concept of a chocolate bar to design the packaging for this liquor. Screen-printing was used  to get a great visual impact on shelves.”
  • Spinster Sisters Co.

    Lovely Package
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Designed by Andrew Cruz | Country: United States “Inspired by vintage soap packaging, Spinster Sisters Co. approached me to design a unique, tactile box with a handcrafted feel that would allow the product to be seen, and the scent experienced. These small batch handmade soaps are produced with the finest natural ingredients. Rich with essential oils and botanicals, the products are gentle, sulfate free, pthalate free, and hypoallergenic.” “The boxes were deeply letterpress printed in one color on a heavyweight, rough uncoated stock. Boxes were die-cut and assembled, and…
  • Orazio’s

    Lovely Package
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Designed by Brief | Country: Canada “Rationale – Branding and packaging design for Orazios Olive Oil. Appearing in North America for the first time, Orazio’s Olive Oil is 100% traceable from tree to table. Italian extra virgin cold pressed, organic, non GMO and produced on strict DOP standards. The branding and packaging for Orazios Olive Oil is a true reflection of its family roots and its brand essences: Humble, pure, simple and clean. These brand elements are reflected from the corporate identity itself to the one colour print job on all applications.”
  • Left Field Cider Co.

    Lovely Package
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Designed by Also Known As | Country: Canada “Left Field Cider Co. is a handcrafted english style cider, founded by two sisters and supported by awesome family and friends. The cider is brewed and bottled at the family ranch in Mamette Lake, BC, a place that you have to visit to get the full experience. This is not your average sugar-y, cooler style cider – it’s all natural, super dry and refreshing as hell – seriously, there’s nothing like it on the market. For the new cider packaging, we took a new approach from their core packaging – focusing on the craftsman approach…
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Rosetta Stone Create a Smaller World

    Duncan Macleod
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Rosetta Stone has just unveiled “Create a Smaller World”, a multi-platform advertising campaign encouraging millennials to learn a new language using online software. Every day, millions of people use a second language to make a happier, smarter, and more connected world. The multimedia campaign, online at rosettastone.com/smallerworld, includes TV, radio, print, digital marketing and social media. The :60 TV launch spot, directed by Young Replicant from Pulse Films, focuses on how learning a new language can help people form connections with others. The campaign will also be…
  • Jordan Brand Pays Respect to Derek Jeter

    Duncan Macleod
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Nike’s Jordan Brand is honouring New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter with an advertising campaign using the “Re2pect” theme, a reference to his position as Number 2. A 90-second commercial features some of Jeter’s biggest fans and even his rivals tipping their caps to pay homage to Jeter. “No matter what hat you wear, tip it to The Captain.’ Jeter, who is serving his final season as baseball, was the first athlete after Michael Jordan to sign up with Brand Jordan. See Twitter responses to the #Re2Pect hashtag. Credits The Pay Your Re2Pect campaign was…
  • Germany World Cup Winner celebrates with Beer

    Duncan Macleod
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Bayern Radio has pulled off a worldwide viral video hit with “Germany Is The Worldcup Winner In Brazil”, a 9 second YouTube commercial. Launched after the 7-1 semi-final Germany/Brazil FIFA World Cup football game, the video shows a Brazilian cocktail abruptly replaced by a German stein of beer. “Germany Is The Worldcup Winner In Brazil” was produced by Michael Medla and Michael Schulte at Bayern Radio. Music is “To Brazil!” by Vengaboys.
  • Neil Patrick Harris not drinking Heineken Light

    Duncan Macleod
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Heineken USA is running an advertising campaign featuring actor Neil Patrick Harris not drinking Heineken Light beer. Due to complicated broadcast regulations, Neil Patrick Harris is not allowed to drink Heineken Light, winner of the 2013 World Beer Championship’s Best Tasting Light Beer, in Heineken’s commercials. But trust us, if he did drink it, he would enjoy it tremendously, but not on camera. The launch, online at BestTastingLight.com, will be supported through a mix of traditional and paid media, digital, PR, and experiential marketing. The brand will also carry out…
  • GE Childlike Imagination

    Duncan Macleod
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    GE’s “Childlike Imagination” television commercial is one of the ads nominated for Most Outstanding Commercial in the 66th Emmy Awards held this year. Launched in February 2014, the ad depicts a little girl dreaming about the amazing things her Mom makes as a GE employee. The commercial illustrates how GE is stretching the limits of human imagination to create brilliant machines that have a big impact on the world and society. While GE’s inventions can appear as if they could only come from the inner workings of a child’s imagination, in reality, GE is working on things that…
 
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    Bit Rebels

  • Can Kazam Break Into A Multibillion Pound Market?

    Richard Darell
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Most people know that the electronics market is one of the most competitive and innovation-driven markets you can be in today, and the current smartphone duopoly is ruled by Samsung and Apple. As a new start-up company, it is hard to get your foot in the door of this highly competitive market and yet that does not stop many of them from trying. The newest player that wants a piece of the smartphone hardware cake is a company called Kazam. Kazam was founded by former HTC [...]The post Can Kazam Break Into A Multibillion Pound Market? appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 5 Incredibly Creative Projects For The 2014 World Cup

    Richard Darell
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    With each successive World Cup the hype and excitement increases, and the potential provided by the Internet for artistic projects visualising the tournament in creative ways, plays a big role in this. It may have been a disappointing tournament for England (again), but there is still a lot for football fans to engage with, and if you doubt that, check out these stunning digital visualisations of Brazil 2014. The creativity among the Internet community is always heightened when a big world event like the 2014 [...]The post 5 Incredibly Creative Projects For The 2014 World Cup appeared first…
  • CamFind’s Image Recognition Now Superior To Amazon’s And Google’s

    Richard Darell
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:00 pm
    One may bet there are many people out there that wish search applications would be as simple to use as to point a camera at something and then be instantly presented with all the information you could ever need. It has long been a science fiction dream, but a recent application update announcement brings tomorrow into our today. The application in question is CamFind and its third incarnation, version 3.0, blows its competitors out of the water. Image recognition has so far been limited at [...]The post CamFind’s Image Recognition Now Superior To Amazon’s And Google’s…
  • New Studies Reveal Increased Threats To Android OS And Apps

    Richard Darell
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you are like many people, you treat your mobile device a lot like a computer. You make phone calls, access social media, do your banking, play games and even create and share documents. Given the level of sensitive information you store and access on your device, you would think security would be a top concern. Yet most people do whatever they want on their devices, whenever and wherever they want, without giving much thought to security. That’s a big mistake. The threat of mobile [...]The post New Studies Reveal Increased Threats To Android OS And Apps appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Is Using iPad POS Systems For Credit Card Payments Safe Or Not?

    Richard Darell
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    The media hype about cloud-based POS systems has been tremendous. In fact, most articles have been glowingly positive about the features and the options offered by the Internet-based systems. According to industry watcher website Streetfightmag, retailers have already started switching part of their systems over to a cloud-based system, but most storeowners are waiting. Waiting for what you say? Well, most storeowners are yet to be convinced about the use of cloud-based systems and particularly, iPad POS systems that are used to make credit card [...]The post Is Using iPad POS Systems For…
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    Dornob

  • No More Fat Cats: Giant Hamster Wheel Keeps Cats Trim

    Delana
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever had a housecat that starts to get a bit fat and lazy after a while, you know how important it is for cats – particularly those to live indoors full-time – to get regular exercise. Usually this consists of chasing after little cloth mice filled with catnip or running around trying to read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces Modular Kitty Playground Gives Cats a Whole Room of Fun Brilliant Folding Wheel Rolls in a Wheelchair Revolution Pampered Pets: Classy Furniture for Discerning…
  • Getting Skinny: Narrow Home Could Ease Urban Crowding

    Delana
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Looking to the future, most experts agree that 70 percent of people will be living in cities (as opposed to rural or suburban settings) by 2050. Caramel Architects has designed an urban home called the CJ-5 House; the prototype in Vienna provides the comforts and conveniences of any modern urban home, but takes up very read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Skinny Little Mini-Home Has an Even-Smaller House Inside! Thin is In: The Skinny on a Super-Narrow Japanese House Skinny Extension: Adding Daylight to a 7-Foot-Wide Home Narrow Paris Apartment Revamped Into…
  • Historic Greek Stable Gets a New Life as a Vacation Home

    Delana
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the historic Greek Tinos Island, a traditional stone stable was transformed into a stunning holiday home. Architect Ioannis Exarchou addressed the project by retaining the original structure and plastering the interior walls. With a new colored concrete floor and the addition of some basic home elements, the former stable gained a glorious new life. The home’s read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Historic Horse Stable and Coach House Converted to Home Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home (Little) Luxury Living: Small Space Vacation…
  • Century-Old Beach House Gets Cozy Modern Renovation

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Three rectilinear glass-and-steel boxes update an unconventional 100-year-old beach house in Toronto, adding extra space and a sense of modern flair without compromising the structure’s historic character. Drew Mandel Architects sought to uphold the house’s “elusive quality of heart and soul” while giving the interior a total refresh. The clients had lived in the semi-detached, read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Futuristic Modern Beach House Design Seaside Secret: Simple Shack + See-Through Beach House 3-Story Beach House Balances…
  • Balancing Act: Elegant Water Jug Tilts to Serve

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Part sculpture, part functional object, this water jug could stand as the centerpiece of your dining table in place of a vase of flowers. CAWA is an elegant twist on the standard means of serving water at the table, fitting a test-tube-like vessel into a curving wooden stand that can fill glasses with one simple read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: 4 Glasses in 1: From Water to Wine, Champagne or Cognac Water Fight! Recycled Bulbs Recall Hanging Water Balloons Simple Design Feature Solves the Eternal Cup Question Disposable Design: Pitcher Adapter for Plastic…
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • Scripted’s Website Development : A Client / Agency Story

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

    Zac Gregg
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Inbound vs. Outbound: Why is inbound marketing better than outbound marketing? As CEO of a digital marketing agency and inbound marketing convert, I’m always reading about and being asked about the differences between inbound marketing vs. outbound marketing, or, more to the point, “Why is inbound marketing better than outbound marketing?” In case you can’t tell […] The post Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing appeared first on Vital Design.
  • #UNH50k Challenge: Content Strategy And CRO When Everything Is On The Line

    Crystal Paradis
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The University of New Hampshire is in the midst of an exciting month-long challenge to increase alumni giving, and they leaned on Vital to make it happen. It’s the most expedited inbound marketing campaign Vital has ever put together, and converting donors was the name of the game. We Vitalians love UNH. We’ve got our share of Wildcat […] The post #UNH50k Challenge: Content Strategy And CRO When Everything Is On The Line appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Award-Winning Digital Agency Vital Saves 38 Commutes in Corporate Commuter Challenge!

    Crystal Paradis
    23 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    When our award-winning digital agency registered on the CommuteGreen website for the Corporate Commuter Challenge, we were committed to winning our category. With a total of around 25 employees, we were certainly at the very low end of the “Medium Company” category, which spanned companies from 16 employees to corporations of 199 employees. But gritty determination coupled […] The post Award-Winning Digital Agency Vital Saves 38 Commutes in Corporate Commuter Challenge! appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Importance of Typography, Part 3: Type Conceptualization and Your Website Design

    Scott Prather
    16 May 2014 | 5:42 am
    In Part 1 of this three-part typography series, we learned the basics about typefaces and fonts. In Part 2, we then addressed some of the basic how-to’s of choosing the right typeface for your next website project. In this third and final installment of our series on typography, we go a step further and outline […] The post The Importance of Typography, Part 3: Type Conceptualization and Your Website Design appeared first on Vital Design.
 
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    Beautiful Life

  • V8 Wet Rod Luxury Jet Ski

    Jessica
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Strand Craft have built what could arguably be called the Rolls-Royce of light water transport – V8 Wet Rod. Featuring a customizable construction made from carbon fiber and epoxy, you can optionally add wood and carbon inlays, custom paint and wrapping, and more. Combine this with a ferocious 5.7-liter V8-engine capable of 300 bhp and […]
  • Kinetic Explosion Cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

    Jessica
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has acquired Explosion, a new kinetic cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz. Explosion will be one of the centerpieces of the exhibition Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, which opens September 6th. “Inactivated, Explosion sits as a tidy, beautiful credenza. Transparent glass sidewalls provide a glimpse inside this intriguing but staid box. Further […]
  • Refugi Lieptgas Concrete Cabin

    Jessica
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nickish Sano Walder Architects sought to preserve elements of this Graubünden, Switzerland holiday home. From a distance Refugi Lieptgas looks like a traditional wooden hut. Taking a closer look you will actually find that this cabin is made of concrete. The old barn that stood here previously characterises the appearance of the new building. By […]
  • 2014 Quant e-Sportlimousine

    Jessica
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Making its official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Quant e-Sportlimousine has now been officially approved by Tüv Süd in Munich for use on public roads. Built around a monocoque composed of carbon-fibre structures, the intelligent four seater electric sportscar boasts gull-wing doors and features an innovative drive-train concept with four […]
  • ClockONE

    Jessica
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Twelve24 has developed minimal wall clock – ClockONE. This 4mm thin digital clock uses electronic ink technology ans as a result has high contrast and wide viewing angle. Add to this incredible battery life (a single CR2450 button battery for a 1 year), ability to attach it to a wall via a magnetic mount and […]
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    Typebased | Typographic Logo Design Gallery

  • Medelco 10 Cup Glass Eurostyle Universal Replacement Carafe – Black

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:48 am
    Medelco 10 Cup Glass Eurostyle Universal Replacement Carafe - Black Universal Design10-Cup Eurostyle Universal Replacement CarafeWorks with Pause and Serve ModelsThermal-Shock ResistantProduct Built to North American Electrical Standards The Medelco 10-Cup Eurostyle Carafe fits most Braun, Krups, Melitta, etc. models. This carafe is made from lab-quality borosilicate glass and is dishwasher safe and thermal shock resistant. List Price: $ 12.99 Price: $ 8.02 NEW DIAGRAM AND FLOWCHART DESIGNING MS VISIO 2010 2013 TYPE PROGRAM SOFTWARE US $10.99 End Date: Thursday Jul-24-2014 5:41:42 PDTBuy It…
  • RUMBA GUAGUANCÓ by Maykel Fonts with Yuniel Gual @9WSF

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Rumba Guaguanco by Maykel Fonts with Yuniel Gual 9th Warsaw Salsa Festival 2013 (Warsaw) Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • 6 Pack of the 5″ Beaded Bell Stripe Two-Tone Chandelier Lampshade – 3 x 5 x 4 Reviews

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    6 Pack of the 5" Beaded Bell Stripe Two-Tone Chandelier Lampshade - 3 x 5 x 4 Shade Dimensions: 3 x 5 x 4 (Top x Bottom x Height)Shape: BellFabric: Hand Tailored Silk-Type Shantung Fabric, Premium Off-White Softback LiningClip: Features CLIP-ON fitter designed to fit over a candelabra bulb baseFrame: Brass frame that is also rust resistant This shade is a part of Royal Designs, Inc. TimelessTM Chandelier Shade Collection and is perfect for anyone who is looking for a simple yet stunning lampshade. Royal Designs has been in the lampshade business since 1993 with their multiple shade lines that…
  • Graphic 45 Typography 6×4 Pocket Flap Mini Album

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hi everyone Had so fun making all this mini album with the wonderful Typography papers and accessories from Graphic 45. In this post I will show the mini… Video Rating: 4 / 5 WATCH IN HD! Artist: The Arrows Song: In The Words of Satan Program: Adobe After Effects Editor: Seun Jubril http://realmotiongraphics.com/ Follow me on Twit… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • apr_185021_1 InspirationzStore Typography – Best Therapist Ever, fun gift for shrinks and therapy jobs, black text – Aprons – Full Length Apron with Pockets 22w x 30l

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:51 am
    apr_185021_1 InspirationzStore Typography - Best Therapist Ever, fun gift for shrinks and therapy jobs, black text - Aprons - Full Length Apron with Pockets 22w x 30l Dimensions (in inches): 22 W x 30 L; image size 7.5 x 7.565/35 Polyester/Cotton BlendTwo waist-level patch pocketsAdjustable neck strapTies around the waist Best Therapist Ever, fun gift for shrinks and therapy jobs, black text Apron is made of a 65/35 poly/cotton blend. Whether it is put to use in a restaurant or at home, this apron will always help to keep you clean. Full lenght features adjustable neck strap. Medium length…
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    Zuno Design Studios Blog

  • Adding tags to items in Joomla! 3.x

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Adding tags in Joomla! 3 is super simple. There is a Tags component where you can manage individual tags, but you'll never have to touch that component because creating tags is easy within core items. Here's how to add tags to an article: 1. Open an existing Article or create a new one. 2. Navigate to the right sidebar and locate the Tags field. 3. Clicking on the field will bring up a list of previously entered tags (if there are any). 4. Choose one to add OR start typing your own—hit return/enter when done entering your tag to add it to the list. 5. After adding all of your tags, be sure…
  • Joomla 3.x Error: Invalid Controller

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This non-informative error happens mainly because of a misspelling (check that your class names are spelled correctly) or you forgot to include something in your manifest or view. For me, it was the latter—an ommission of this field in my edit.php: <input type="hidden" value="com_mycomponent" name="option" /> Yep, that one line of code prevented me from being able to save an item in my component. Other things to try if you're getting the Invalid Controller error: Check your spelling! This one usually trips me up. Since Joomla relies heavily on naming conventions, it's imperative that…
  • Writing a Guestbook in Hack

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Last time, I wrote a bit about hack and what new features it brings to PHP. Now let's take what we learned and put it into action. I've written a guestbook in hack that demonstrates some of the new features I talked about. You'll be able to download it and browse the source from our git respoitory. In there you'll find examples of how to use the new Vector class and lambda expressions. Here's a link to the demo.
  • The universe is determined to ruin creativity at all costs

    28 Mar 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Earlier this week I posted this on my social network channels: Crowd-sourcing—the universe is determined to ruin creativity at all costs A few people liked, favorited, retweeted and seemed to agree, but one person actually asked me to elaborate on the comment. Of course I kindly obliged, and as I started my reply it really made me stop and think about the severity that crowd-sourcing has on creativity as a whole. It's much more than commoditizing the design industry. It actually destroys creativity and "innovation" on all levels in any industry. It cheapens the price of service which, in…
  • Hack, HHVM and what it means for PHP

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:50 pm
    PHP is one of the most popular languages for web development and it's no wonder why. It's easy to setup and start writing for right away. However, that doesn't mean there's not room for improvement. This is where Hack comes in. Hack is a language that runs on Facebook's HipHop Virtual Machine that takes the idea of the fast developement cycle of PHP and adds in some static typing and some niceties like lambda expressions and a variable number of arguments. Here are some of the things I notcied when I started playing around with it. (Optional) Static Types This would…
 
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements

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

    david
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: http://bit.ly/KIB_Antibiotics Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
  • $5000 Dataviz Challenge: Design a Page of My New Book

    david
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    I got stuck visualising a dataset for my new book, Knowledge is Beautiful (US & UK). I wondered if you could help? It’s a dataset on the price of a human life, today and historically, from ancient slavery to modern human trafficking. Pretty disturbing but important data, compiled to highlight a growing, global problem. We’re running it as a mini dataviz challenge on the Information is Beautiful awards. There’s a $5000 prize pot, thanks to our beloved sponsors Kantar. And you don’t have to be a designer to conceptualise and enter a design – you can submit a…
  • Good Relationtips – Most Commonly Given Relationship Advice

    david
    12 Feb 2014 | 1:05 pm
    What romantic relationship advice do twenty five popular guides agree upon? A visualisation of romantic wisdom.
  • Timeline of the Far Future

    david
    8 Jan 2014 | 8:30 am
    Looking forward to this year? Why not look forward to the next 5 QUILLION years? See the data-visualization of the timeline of Earth’s far future. (Warning it doesn’t look pretty) Created for BBC Future under our IIB Studio label.
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    2Modern Blog

  • Marimekko Joins Paperless Post

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Sending that party invitation just got a whole lot prettier, thanks to Marimekko. The venerable Finnish brand has just announced a partnership with online stationery platform, Paperless Post, becoming the latest—and easily the most iconic—design brand to join the company’s roster of high-profile collaborations. Which means that Marimekko buffs (count us in) can now happily rely on the brand’s famous textile motifs—including their half-century old, but forever young, Unikko pattern—to add serious visual panache to digital correspondence. And the added good news for U.S.
  • Knoll Office Sale: Save 15% on Chairs, Tables, Desks

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Knoll champions classic modernism through groundbreaking collaborations with the world’s most celebrated architects and designers. From 50-year old icons to 21st Century award winners, Knoll task chairs, desks, conference tables and office storage pieces help extend that iconic look to the work environment. Shop the Knoll Office Sale through July 29th>
  • Iconic Houses, Animated by Matteo Muci

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Ah, if only creating a masterpiece were this simple—and this much fun. Designer Matteo Muci has created a cute little animation that shows the construction (well, an oversimplified version, needless to say) of 5 icons of architecture: Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye; Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld; Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe; Glass House by Philip Johnson; and, of course, Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright. Muci, a graphic designer and illustrator, clearly had great fun with this project, having created some amusing and convincing sound effects to accompany his moving…
  • NewspaperWood Cabinets by Studio Vij5

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Dutch design brand Vij5 has introduced a collection of cabinets partly comprised of NewspaperWood, a composite material they helped develop in 2011 with designer Mieke Meijer. Reversing the wood-to-paper process, NewspaperWood is born of layers of newspapers, which, when rolled and sliced, expose patterning akin to that of wood rings. This experimental material has been used for a series of 5 cabinets, designed by Berg Hanssen and shown at the Milan Furniture Fair earlier this year, consisting of colored steel frames and planks of matching NewspaperWood. Choosing colorways informed by the…
  • On a Belgian Estate, Indra Janda’s Garden Room

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Belgian architect Indra Janda has designed an outdoor room that we’d happily convert into a year-round abode, if only we could. Janda’s ‘garden room’ is a modest size—less than 500 square feet—with a rudimentary shape consisting of 4 walls and steeply gabled roof, entirely and artfully constructed via a network of exposed wooden beams. But Janda’s inspired touch lies in the building’s external cladding. By using sheets of inexpensive polycarbonate, Janda has created a latticework of exquisitely arranged ‘shingles’ as the structure’s…
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    Design Milk

  • A Modern Duplex in New York City’s West Village

    Caroline Williamson
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    NYC Interior Design renovated and redesigned this three bedroom, three bathroom duplex located in the West Village. The 2,500 square foot residence covers two floors, with the main level housing an open floor plan living room, dining room, and kitchen, as well as two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, while the lower level includes the master bedroom, office area, walk-in closet, bathroom, and an outdoor entertaining space. New white oak hardwood floors were laid throughout with white walls and light, neutral furnishings. They brought in a custom upholstered sofa and paired it with two vintage…
  • Graphic Textiles by NoMoreTwist

    Jaime Derringer
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Belgian textile studio NoMoreTwist has created a new, 100% made in Belgium, collection of rugs and cushions for 2014 called ‘Histoires naturelles.’ The three collections are available in two ranges of vivid colors, and evoke natural beauty inspired by work of engraver Ernst Haeckel, a big name in 18th century naturalist illustration. I love how the abstraction is paired with figurative images to create a harmonious piece of fiber art. Lepidoptera The changing surface of Lepidoptera evokes the moiré effect of butterfly wings thanks to a daring fusion of color gradation with superimposed…
  • Support the Vignelli Legacy

    Jaime Derringer
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Massimo Vignelli, a great design mind and one of the most influential designers of this century. We wanted to find a way to honor him and his legacy. Yesterday, friends and family gathered at a small, intimate memorial ceremony honoring Massimo at Saint Peter’s Church in New York. Rochester Institute of Technology is home to the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which houses the Vignelli archives. I had the privilege of visiting a few years ago. They’ve created the Vignelli Fund for Design Excellence, which will support Vignelli…
  • Formwork Desk Accessories by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

    Caroline Williamson
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, of Industrial Facility, designed a stackable collection of desk accessories for Herman Miller called Formwork. The modular components will bring some order to that desktop chaos by adapting to your particular storage needs. The containers can be arranged horizontally or vertically and placed anywhere you need them. It’s up to you what you fill the pieces with and how you use them, but the ABS plastic containers with non-slip silicone bases are going to sit tight wherever you put them. The collection contains pencil cups, boxes, tissue boxes, trays, and media…
  • The Runners House by AR Design Studio

    Leo Lei
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Runners House is a minimalist home located in Winchester, England, designed by AR Design Studio. The home, nestled along a leafy lane on the outskirts of Winchester, was once an antiquated building now transformed into its contemporary state. The entrance features a double-height space that leads directly to the main living room. The architects wanted to center the home around the staircase, which acts as a locus to the project. The staircase divides the space between the kitchen, dining area, and living areas. Steel wires envelop the staircase in a contemporary wrap whilst also…
 
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • Artist Recreates His Old Childhood Drawings 20 Years Later

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Kiddie Arts is a series created by artist Telmo Pieper. It features digital images inspired by his very own childhood drawings. Cool![via]
  • World Cup Trophy Face Painting

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    London based artist Emma Allen transformed herself into the iconic gold trophy that is given to the winners of the FIFA World Cup football tournament.[via]
  • Your Very Own Pepperoni Pizza Bed Set

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Now that’s comfort food! Artist Claire Manganiello’s ‘Pizza Bed’ includes: pillows that look like crust, sheets that look like tomato sauce, and a comforter that looks like pepperoni and cheese.Unfortunately, it is still only conceptual so you can't buy this anywhere yet. Lets hope that changes soon enough![via]
  • Transforming Tea Bags

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    These are transforming tea bags. One starts out as a stressful symbol that changes to a calmer version once you put it in hot water. Smart! They were created by ad agency M&C Saatchi for tea company BOH, who was hoping to convey their chamomile tea has a calming effect.[via]
  • The Amazing Sand Bottles of Andrew Clemens

    6 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    These amazing sand bottles were made over 100 years ago by deaf mute artist Andrew Clemens (1857 - 1894) of McGregor, Iowa. The amazing pictures - each pixel is made from a grain of colored sand - have survived intact for over 100 years, without the use of any glue.At the tender age of 5, Clemens lost his hearing and voice to encephalitis. After he graduated at the age of 17 from the Iowa Institute for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb in Council Bluffs, he began to experiment with sand art. Clemens collected naturally occuring, multi-colored sand from the Pictured Rock region of Iowa. He…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Chelsea Golden Syrup

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Agency: FlyClient: Chelsea SugarCreative Director: Johnson McKayArt Direction: Johnson McKayIllustrator: Greg StraightDesign: Tanmay Desai, Jay WatsonCampaign Management: Jay WatsonCountry: New ZealandChelsea Sugar is an iconic New Zealand brand that needed a fresh approach to how it engaged a new generation of kiwi home bakers.Chelsea Golden Syrup is a baking essential and Fly wanted to give New Zealanders a compelling reason to top up before Christmas.Celebrated New Zealand artist, Greg Straight, grew up a scones throw from the Chelsea Sugar refinery on the North Shore of Auckland and was a…
  • Café Noria

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Designer: Diego FrayleCountry: Colombia“La Noria” is a small Colombian farm that through the years it has dedicated to the cultivation of the highest quality coffee. The aim of the project was to create the identity and packaging design for this product highlighting their origin as their principal attribute. Trough the abstraction of the basic forms and colors of the popular architecture where this coffee takes place and using the white as referent of purity and quality I design patterns that identified each product in the range, representing in that way the taste, aroma and kind of…
  • Biskotaki

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    Agency: Salvartes, Diseño de Identidad y PackagingClient: BiskotakiCountry: Spain Photography: Carmen Carrera & Nuria LópezType Of Work: Commercial WorkIt is a company dedicated to the production of handmade pastries pet in caring for the whole process from raw material to finished product. All of the concept of ancient Greek agora, where trade converged and craft market; thus the name biskotaki (cookie in Greek) is born. Thus we select the Helvetica typeface to cover another important aspect of the brand; functionality and modernity. Everything under the tagline "Pastries caring…
  • Incense Chocolate

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Agency: Puigdemont RocaDesigner: Albert PuigdemontClient: Sorel Destilerias del MaresmeType Of Work: Commercial WorkCountry: SpainWe have used the concept of Chocolate Bar to design this liquor. We used Screen-printing technology to get a great visual impact.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Devin - Crystal Line

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Agency: P.E.T. EngineeringCountry: ItalyNew Devin Bottle. A Sip Of Crystal Clear WaterBACKGROUNDDevin, the best selling and best known mineral water brand in Bulgaria, has chosen the P.E.T. Engineering design team to develop its new packaging for the launch of its Devin - Crystal Line a water intended for the HO.RE.CA sector.THE PROJECTThe P.E.T. Engineering challenge is to design packaging with a premium appearance which is not in glass - the material usually used in the HO.RE.CA sector and more generally for all premium products - but rather with PET, most commonly used for bulk products…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • School of Thought/Vodafone

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Two projects - one healthcare animation done in two weeks re-using elements I had made for a vodafone pitch.
  • Cine-Teatro Garrett

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    The following visual identity was proposed for the Cine-Teatro Garrett, it focuses mainly on one aspect, what we call the ?Poveiro? Graphics. The Garrett Theatre was once the home of the culture of Póvoa de Varzim and an important milestone in the north of Portugal. The ?poveiras? acronyms, known for the ?poveira? writing, alone is a system of visual communication originated from Old Norse Bomärken. The proposal was created for competition purposes, unfortunately it wasn't chosen.
  • Editorial Illustration - Summer 2014

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A selection of recent work produced for editorial clients. madeup.org
  • Seeadler

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Art-direction, graphic and interactive design for the Seeadler e-commerce website.
  • Hellboy, Marvel ,DC & CO ultra light

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Marvel & DC ultralight
 
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    Designmodo

  • Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic]

    Adrian
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    You're reading Bootstrap vs. Foundation: Which Framework Should You Choose? [Infographic], originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!So you are planning a new web design project and considering one of the world’s two most popular design frameworks to help you create a fully-responsive and modern site outline. But what’s better: Twitter’s Bootstrap or Foundation by Zurb? The answer may lie in what you are trying to accomplish. But to start, you should […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile

    Chris Bank
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    You're reading Hot User Input Design Patterns for Mobile, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!A Deeper Look at Patterns Designed by the Hottest Apps Today In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App discusses the importance of user input design patterns and details examples from some of the hottest mobile apps today – more examples of these patterns and over 45 additional mobile design patterns […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design

    Simone
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    You're reading Dissecting the New Airbnb Logo and Website Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Some days ago, Airbnb, a community of users who need to rent out apartments, announced a colossal redesign of its website and introduced a new modern logo that will replace the old lower case “airbnb” design. The functionality of the website will remain the same; updates mainly regard the graphic aspect. With the new website, […]Advertise here with BSA
  • The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common

    Ciprian Gavriliu
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    You're reading The Game of Design: 10 Things Creatives Have in Common, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great designers. Each designer is different. Everyone has a style, working routine and personality. That’s why I was so amazed to discover a common set of principles that successful creative people follow, consciously or unconsciously. The tools, techniques and tricks come second. The foundation of great design lies […]Advertise here with BSA
  • The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games

    Armen Ghazarian
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    You're reading The Player Experience: How To Design for Mobile Games, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Mobile is the future of everything. Mobile technologies are changing not only the way we search the web or play games, but the way we live. So it’s not surprising that this growth attracts investors, who in their turn, make the mobile platforms accessible for wider masses. There is a lot of discussion about how […]Advertise here with BSA
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    Mochatini

  • Small Space Kitchens Dos

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

    manvi
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Wake up to happy with cheerful colors in the bedroom. Bring in coral, blush, rose, yellow, and sunset hues using accessories, art pieces, and furniture to create a positive and Summery feeling bedroom.     via here, here and here  
  • Studio dwelling

    manvi
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Less than ten days away from moving into my teeny studio condo and more than three-quarters of my current one-bedroom still to pack, I am slowly coming to terms with the reality of it all. I have toooo much stuff that I don’t organize properly so I end up never finding things when I need them and then end never hardly using them. I often fantasize about a clutter-free, super-organized, everything-is-where-it-should-be living space but, truth be told, I wish someone else would do it for me.   Inspired by strategies to de-clutter over on AT, I hope to change this as I move into my…
  • Dinner’s ready | Kitchen inspiration

    manvi
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:22 am
  • living large in small spaces

    manvi
    25 Feb 2014 | 7:27 pm
    It has been a while since I hung out here. Just so much going on and whenever I do have time to blog, a million other urgent priorities/interruptions steal my time. I cant remember the last time I didnt feel guilty about browsing through shelter mags… Well, now I have a reason, and a good one too. My lease is up for renewal soon and I am on the hunt for a more affordable place to call home. I have yet to find a place that I like, is comfortable, has lots of natural light, updated and fits my teeny budget, and I absolutely despise moving, but on the brighter side, I am excited to…
 
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    Stunning MeshStunning Mesh

  • Software Escrow: Best Practice for Small Businesses

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

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

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

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

    James Lynch
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:33 am
    This icon set is designed exclusively for Stunningmesh. This icon set contains 42 icons, you’re free to use the icons in your web design and web applications. You’re free to share this icon set as well, just give credit to Stunningmesh whenever you share. Here is the Preview of Icons Set, so you may find the Download Link at the end of this post. Enjoy using it!!! 42 Beautiful Icons from Artful Club Absolutely Free PSD [Download Source PSD by Clicking here, File Size 388.57KB] Recommended Articles40 Sites to download Icons (1)10 Free Indesign Templates (2)A lot of ICONS for…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • LOL: Men Wear Make-Up For The First Time, Turn Into ‘Beautiful Women’

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Five men had their first encounter with make-up—not for vanity purposes, but to show how cosmetics can transform them into “beautiful women”. As they sat waiting for the professional make-up artist to slather “face paint” on one side of their faces, most voiced skepticism about their ongoing makeovers. Not surprisingly, the men were amazed at their transformations—some were visibly amused as they observed their "better half" in the mirror. Watch their transformations in the video below. [via Buzzfeed]
  • Wonderful, Elaborately Decorated Window Displays From Around The World

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Louis Vuitton Window displays are a quintessential part of the retail industry, the importance of a visually intriguing storefront plays an important role in appealing to the customer's emotional side, which ultimately increases sales. These window displays from around the world, compiled by The Daily Triit, showcase mesmerizing, eleborate window artworks from the various powerhouse brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Tiffany & Co., and Hermès. Would you be compelled to step into these shops just by looking its window display? Scroll down to be captivated by these installations. Dior…
  • ‘Mi Band’ Tracks Your Fitness Goals, Unlocks Your Phone Too

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Fitness junkies now have an affordable option to consider if they are looking for fitness trackers that will not break the bank. Chinese gadget maker Xiaomi announced the arrival of its first wearable device called the 'Mi Band'. Priced at $13, the band monitors your health and tracks your sleep. Unlike other fitness trackers in the market, the Mi Band allows you to unlock your phone without a password. However, the device comes with a catch—currently, it only works with Xiaomi smartphones. Nonetheless, upcoming plans for the device include turning it into a personal ID that allows you to…
  • French Restaurant Displays Rare Street Art Works In Its Interiors

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Substance Design Agency has brilliantly furbish BIBO, a French restaurant in Hong Kong, with rare works of art from the street. The Parisian saloon styled restaurant features curated works of street artists from an art collector—Invader's 8-bit character, monochromatic eye by JR, KAWS, and Daniel Arsham's sculptures can be seen covering every wall and corner of its interiors. Scroll down to feast your eyes on this artistic space. [via Hypebeast]
  • Young Girls Reinvent ‘Selfies’ Into Creative Self-Portraits

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    A survey conducted by Mission Australia revealed that the top issues of concern among young people were stress, school, and body image. To help young girls to feel more confident about themselves, a program called ‘This Is Me: Self Identity Project’ was organized for 13 and 14-year-old girls in Australia. In the program, coordinator Fiona Whitton and photo media artist Simone Darcy encouraged the girls to think beyond the ‘selfie’ box and smash unrealistic notions of beauty—by asking them to think about how they wish to portray their true selves. The resulting portraits were an…
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Create room for inspiration this summer with our super-hot Ironing board covers!

    Aime
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    This summer, why not update your utility room with a splash of eye-catching colour and on-trend prints? Our warm mathematical ironing board covers create a pleasurable laundry care experience that is not only beautifully practical but super stylish too! How lovely is that? Blending dreamy pastels with strong black lines and white backgrounds, the geometric covers are an effortless way to refresh a room and are guaranteed to inspire. Designed with you in mind, the covers are the perfect fit for our extra large ironing tables which have the ability to be adjusted with ease to your ideal…
  • Time to get fit and in shape for the summer holidays!

    Aime
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    The sun is shining, BBQs are underway and the holiday is booked – so now it’s time to put yourself first, get fit and make Summer time your best time! Stay fit and stylish. To keep track of your personal health goals and stay informed about how your diet impacts your well-being, you’ll be pleased to hear about our super cool Brabantia BMI Scales. These must-have scales will add a splash of chic to your interiors too! Our Body Mass Analysis Scales are designed for an accurate measurement of weight, body fat, water and muscle percentages and Body Mass Index (BMI), it is…
  • Design Insights Interview: Interior Inspiration from Jo Yana at deco-design.biz

    Aime
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:55 am
    In this week’s edition of our Design Insights Interviews we are excited to welcome Jo Yana from deco-design.biz in France. With a blog full of creative interior inspiration, we can’t wait to get an insight into his life. Let’s hear from Jo: What inspired you to delve into interior design and how did you get started? Love of all things beautiful turned me to design. In 2006, around the idea of sharing my new passion with people, I launched the Deco-Design forum. In 2007 the blog logically followed. Afterwards the Deco-Design websites were born – a community of over…
  • Trash your bin smells this Summer with our kitchen bin air freshener

    Aime
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    It’s time to say goodbye to bin smells this Summer with our latest clever solution, Perfume Your Bin. This has been designed to be a perfect kitchen bin air freshener. The team here at Brabantia has just made the daily chore of waste management a more enjoyable experience – ‘Perfume Your Bin’ is a smart solution to hide unpleasant smells in kitchen and bathroom bins. The Perfume Your Bin self-adhesive device sticks to the underside of household bin lids to mask unpleasant odours as well as releasing bursts of pleasant fragrance in a choice of two fragrances, Pine and Flower.
  • Brabantia Sale! Up to 50% off this summer!

    Aime
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Don’t you just love the summer?  The sun, the picnics and of course, the Brabantia Summer Sale with up to 50% off our hottest items! The Brabantia Sale is your chance to grab one of our fabulous waste bins for 30% less and don’t forget to check out our contemporary storage items and beautiful table settings too.   To take advantage of this outlet offer on our webshop, please click on the links below today: Netherlands United Kingdom France Belgium (NL) Belgium (FR) Germany Be quick! The fab discounts are only available until 15th August or while stocks last. Visit our…
 
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    Never Say Cool

  • (sponsored video) Acer E11, a Budget and Stylish Laptop for Students

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

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

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

    Never Say Cool
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    There is something timeless about Matthew Simmonds’ creations of art. Temples, palaces and castles are trapped inside rocks of marbles and limestones, carved meticulously by Simmonds obsession for details.
  • Home Workers/Cat Owners, Your CATable is Here!

    Never Say Cool
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
    Do you work from home? Does your annoying cat jump and tap its paws on your computer keyboard? Then the CATable may be for you! Beside being a nice piece of furniture, the table features a workspace with cubby holes with enough room for your pet to entertain itself and perhaps leave you alone while working. Designer Ruan Hao Studio Hong Kong’s LYCS Architecture
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Modern Illustrations of Mattias Snygg

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

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

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

    Fred McCoy
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Pinup art, largely a product of American society, draws inspiration from the ‘good ol’ days’ when women existed in the media for the pleasure of male-viewing. A nostalgia of this time period has kept the art of pinup alive and well in contemporary society and has even managed to jump borders and seep into the art stream of vastly different cultures. Today I’m pleased to present the amazing Pinup work of Japanese Illustrating powerhouse: ONEQ. ONEQ was born in 1981 in Japan’s southeast Kyushu island and her work mixes a variety of Japanese and American aesthetics to…
  • The Surreal Art of Eric Heyninck

    Alex Irish
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:10 am
    An artist with so many strings to his bow he could replace half the orchestra if only he weren’t so reclusive, Eric Heyninck’s work encompasses both traditional and digital media, as well as photography and – though at the time of writing this section of his website is under construction – music and poetry. Having worked as an artist for some forty years, Heyninck knows the ropes (hell, he probably invented a few of them) and it shows in his work – controlled, confident, and loaded with the weight of a long personal lore. This personal mythology is an integral part of Heyninck’s…
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    ZURB

  • 'Happyimadesignr' Joins the ZURBians

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    A 'happyimadesignr' isn't a strange creature from a strange land. It's actually the screen name of our latest designer, who joined us this week. So without further ado, let's introduce — Jennifer Tang, Designer The nickname of 'happyimadesignr' came about after Jennifer designed her first website, and it perfectly describes the excitement and satisfaction she felt in that moment. And while she's designed other things, her passion is for interaction design and the web. That makes her the perfect addition to our wacky team at ZURB. Believe it or not, Jennifer did have a life before ZURB.
  • The PRD is Dead, Long Live the Prototype!

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Every product begins with an idea. A lot of things can inspire ideas, but there's always a hint of assumption in every idea. It's a little arrogant, but product teams assume a lot of things at the initial discovery stage of their process — that they know that a problem exists and, worse yet, that they know how to solve it. That initial spark is necessary to start building up momentum in the design process. But bad things start to happen when teams don't budge from these initial assumptions. More Like PRDon't, Amirite? We talked in previous blog posts about the dreaded PRD. But we were…
  • Responsive Ads, Make More Money in More Places

    8 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Hey Mad Men, advertising on the web hasn't totally kept up with the web's shift to responsive design. A campaign may include a handful of ads that work on set screen sizes (phone, tablet, desktop), but they aren't truly fluid and responsive. Additionally, if a designer needs to edit the content of an ad, it has to be changed on each ad size being delivered. Today on Playground we're launching a proof-of-concept for responsive HTML ads. Our demo ads deliver as a single, compressed HTML file, and sit well within the IAB's standards for file size. A single file means less hassle for ad…
  • A Product Design Question a Day: Introducing Tavern

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    We found the Tavern through the Forrst When we decided to turn Forrst upside-down, we knew that we could no longer keep calling it Forrst. This new iteration would be a place where designers could discuss and debate product design questions to improve their product design skills. We needed a new name, something that reflected this purpose and still fit within the theme of Forrst. With that in mind, we decided on Tavern — a place where designers could come, stay and deliberate a particular question of the day. After a month of successfully testing the site with a small group, we're…
  • How Designers Do Dumb Design and Why Design Presentation is Your Deliverance

    27 Jun 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Previously on Notable, we talked about the importance getting in front of customers is for product teams. Product managers and designers must work together to create effective design presentations so they can solicit feedback and propel the team towards the next iteration. At ZURB, we use the term 'design presentation' to literally mean presenting work to a stakeholder. Your presentation could be in any format — it can be on a call or in person, digital or analog. Whatever format you choose, the principles of effective presentation are the same, but most places don't ask the designer to…
 
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    Incredible Things

  • The Selfie Toaster Toasts Your Face Onto Bread

    Brittany High
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Burnt Impressions is selling this toaster that toasts selfies onto bread. For just $75 you can have a very vague depiction of your face on a piece of toast. Whoa, that’s like Jesus status! Still, how naraccissitc do you have to be to warrant buying a selfie toaster? I don’t know, but my guess is […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • This Is Why You Shouldn’t Ride A Grocery Cart…

    Brittany High
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Youtuber Sergeyrus178  posted this video of a man demonstrating why you shouldn’t ride a cart. It is amazing. But I think the real lesson here is that you shouldn’t ride an empty cart. Everyone knows that you gotta have like $100 worth of groceries in there to balance out the weight! What is this guy, […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • This Cooler Doubles As Portable Air Conditioner

    Brittany High
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    This is the Icybreeze Cooler, a cooler that doubles as a portable air conditioner. You can plug it in or you can operate it using the rechargable battery so you can take it anywhere. There are several different packages to choose from that range from Frost, Flurry, Blizzard, all the way up to Whiteout. A […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Twerking Robot Because What Is The World Coming To?

    Brittany High
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    This is a video showing off the TW3RK-BOT 1.0, a robot that is programmed to twerk. Why? Because when the inevitable robo-pocalypse occurs, we’re gonna need some quality entertainment to distract us! And when the quality entertainment robots get tired, that’s when gonna bring in the twerking robots. Hopefully by then I’ll be long gone. […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • These Little Girls Are SO M3TAL It Hurts

    Brittany High
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    This is a video of 10 year old Audrey playing War Ensemble by Slayer and her little sister Kate screaming her heart out on some improvised vocals. Pretty amazing! Probably makes you feel like a total pansy, though, huh? Yeah, me too.Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    edesignblog.com

  • Focusing on SEO For Local Businesses

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

  • Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders Was designed in 2013, but I couldn’t find decent photo’s until Marcel Wanders produced some one offs or personal editions for his solo exhibition in the prestigious Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art from January till June this year. Will it beat the Supper Legerra with its weight of approximately 800 grams? It reminds me of Marcel’s breakthrough Knotted Chair of 1996. It is inspired by work of Hester Oelermans. Last update: Monday, July 21, 2014The post Carbon Balloon Chair by Marcel Wanders appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Thonet Balloon Rocker by Hester Oerlemans

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Thonet Balloon Rocker by Hester Oerlemans Before I post my next post I want to feature this chair installation by Hester Oerlemans. Last update: Monday, July 21, 2014The post Thonet Balloon Rocker by Hester Oerlemans appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • CH 88 Launched for Hans Wegner’s 100th Birthday

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    3 Jun 2014 | 3:54 am
    CH 88 Launched for Hans Wegner’s 100th Birthday Carl Hansen and Son have launched the CH 88 chair that thusfar only had been produced as a prototype, to commemorate Hans Wegner’s 100rth birthday. Recently I took some photo’s at Carl Hansen and Son’s Copenhagen Flagship store at Bredgade 21. Last update: Tuesday, June 3, 2014The post CH 88 Launched for Hans Wegner’s 100th Birthday appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Handkerchief Chair by Massimo Vignelli

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    29 May 2014 | 4:28 am
    Handkerchief Chair by Massimo Vignelli Unfortunately Massimo, age 83, passed away in Manhattan in the morning of May 27, 2014. In remembrance I feature this chair he designed. Found on 1stdibs Last update: Wednesday, May 28, 2014The post Handkerchief Chair by Massimo Vignelli appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Tiffany Blue Accent Chairs by Massimo Vignelli

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    28 May 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Tiffany Blue Accent Chairs by Massimo Vignelli Massimo, age 83, passed away in Manhattan in the morning of May 27, 2014. In remembrance I’ll feature a couple of chair designed by him. Via 1stdibs Last update: Wednesday, May 28, 2014The post Tiffany Blue Accent Chairs by Massimo Vignelli appeared first on Chair Blog.
 
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    Colossal

  • An Illuminated Musical Swing Set Installed at Green Mountain Falls in Colorado

    Christopher Jobson
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Canadian design collective Daily Tous Les Jours (previously) was recently invited to bring their fantastic musical light swing installation to the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The interactive swing set titled simply, The Swings, is comprised of illuminated panels that also trigger audible tones that harmonize as people swing. As more and more people join in the act of swinging turns into randomly improvised melody and light show. From their project site: The Swings allow participants to make music with their entire bodies, to connect to one another and to have a…
  • Mesmerizing Studio Visits with Five South Korean Master Ceramicists

    Christopher Jobson
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is home to over 300 ceramics studios where artists use traditional techniques to produce a wide range of functional pottery and artwork. Nearly 40 of the studios still use wood-fired kilns. This video filmed by the American Museum of Ceramic Art shows five ceramic masters from Icheon at work in their studios. The process of creating is almost more beautiful than the finished pieces. (via Huffington Post)
  • Woven Sky: A Bamboo Tunnel Installation Woven Together Like a Basket by Wang Wen-Chih

    Johnny Strategy
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    all images courtesy Cave Urban Using 600 poles of bamboo and 70 radiata pine logs all harvested locally, Taiwanese Artist Wang Wen-Chih created a massive installation that served as the entrance to the Woodford Folk Festival in Australia. Working with the Sydney-based architecture and design collective Cave Urban, a team of 40 workers and volunteers spent 3 weeks building the structure. Each bamboo pole was split into 4-5 pieces and weaved together like a basket. Woven Sky, which rises 15m high and is 100m long, was completed late last year, just in time for the music festival, and served an…
  • Surreal Graphite Drawings by ‘Violaine & Jeremy’ Merge Nature and Humor

    Christopher Jobson
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    Violaine & Jeremy is a graphic design and illustration studio based in Paris formed by Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider. The duo collaborate on a wide range of projects including the design and layout of Influencia magazine, indentity projects, and album covers. Among their best work are these astounding graphite drawings of quirky animals adorned with beards of wildlife and other unexpected characters. You can see much more over on Behance.
  • Hidden Geometric Patterns Gradually Revealed inside Giant Chocolate Cylinder

    Christopher Jobson
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    For a major retrospective of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, the team at Studio Wieki Somers collaborated with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create Chocolate Mill. The piece was comprised of a giant cylindrical chocolate block that was carefully organized in 10 stacked layers, with flavored shapes used to create different geometric patterns. As a crank-turned blade similar to a cheese slicer grazed shavings off the top, the hidden layers were slowly revealed. You can watch a timelapse of the piece in the video above. (via Designboom, Design You Trust)
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    GraphicsFuel.com

  • Free Mobile App UI PSD Files

    Rafi
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    Here’s a collection of over 10 set of free mobile app UI PSD Files, thanks to the various creative designers. In this post, you’ll find various UI elements for iOS and android mobile apps, which can help you create your own designs easily using these free PSD files.  They are editable files and hence you can easily change the colors and elements to fit your app needs. While using the resources, I request you to respect the authors of the freebies and credit them where possible and share this post to honor them. Thanks much! Flat app UI Full Project Free Download   Freebie:…
  • 18 PSD Mockups For Portfolio Display – Vol.1

    Rafi
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    FoliBuddy is a super sleek resource of 18 amazing mockups to showcase your photos, designs or artwork in a very beautiful way. This resource is best for photographers, artists, illustrators, graphic designers, design companies and those who want to present their design works in a beautiful way. Ideal for portfolio display. Download includes: 18 Editable PSD files (smart layers) 10 textures for backgrounds The canvas size of the PSD files is 2000px wide and more. Large enough!! Easy-to-use PSD files. Double-click the smart-object layer(s) (RED layers) and add your artwork and save. You can…
  • Exclusive Freebie: 24 Vector Polygon Backgrounds From Freepik

    Rafi
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Polygon Backgrounds are highly valued resource for designers now-a-days, and today I bring you this awesome pack of 24 editable polygon backgrounds exclusively designed by Freepik for GraphicsFuel. The set contains 24 backgrounds in JPEGs and editable vector formats of .AI and .EPS. They can be easily edited in Adobe Illustrator. All the backgrounds are in 330ppi and hence perfect for print and web designs as well as wallpapers for your desktop, laptops, tablets and mobiles. Download now the pack and enjoy it! You are free to use for personal and commercial purposes!  Thanks much, …
  • PencilMate – Instant Pencil Effects in Photoshop

    Rafi
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:17 am
    PencilMate – Create Realistic Pencil Effects for your typography and illustrations in Photoshop. What’s included in the download: PSD file in Landscape mode (3000 x 2000 pixels) PSD file in Portrait mode (2000 x 3000 pixels) 7 Pencil Stroke PS brushes (.ABR file) 3 Stroke and 1 Paper PS Patterns (.PAT file) 2 Textures (within the PSD files) 20+ Decorative Vector Swirls (within the PSD files) Pencil, flake & pencil pieces images (within the PSD files) For any artist, pencil and paper are the most sought-after traditional tools to start with his/her imagination. As an artist…
  • 3 Online Free Website Builders to Design a Beautiful Website

    Rafi
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:42 am
    Every website owner knows that it is essential for their website to look as attractive and be as memorable as possible to its visitors.  Making your website visually appealing doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have to spend time and money employing the help of a web designer or developer. There are a number of free website builders available that will give you full control over your website’s design. We’ve gone through them and we’ve chosen the best 3 online website builders that will provide you with all the tools you need in order to create a catchy design for your website. IM…
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    Elaine Biss

  • Feather Couture-Feather Fashion Art by Elaine Biss

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

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

    7 Jun 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Come and get the premier issue of Romantic Paris Magazine. There is an interview of yours truly and illustrations of the editor and one of the writers! So visit www.romanticparismagazine.com and get your digital copy!
  • Hello Gouache! Feminine Fashion illustration

    22 May 2014 | 10:15 am
    I recently got reacquainted with an old friend. Met in high school, lost touch. You know how it goes. But I never forgot! Gouache is what we used to use when we made a huge mistake with watercolor. Never explored it further than that. Now, it has become my new favorite, along with color paper.Trying something new can be scary but very rewarding it you get the right results.I have 1k pictures in my iPad and most are little paintings and the latest ones in gouache. The medium is worth the investment and if you know how to buy them you won't break the bank. The paper was also fun to…
  • First Friday Fashion Show Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    20 May 2014 | 1:49 pm
    This post has been a-long time coming! As many of you know I have been helping a local designer to design and create her line. Michelle Rene' is amazing!  Though our season is over, I thought I`d share the event with you.This is the event where I walked a runway with the skirt I had designed. You know! This one!!My walk. This was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. When you are in Instagram, you can frame yourself so you "look" the way you want others to see you.Despite my best efforts to remain healthy, I wasn`t in the shape I wanted to be in for this event. Nonetheless, I had to…
 
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    Columbia CabinetWorks

  • 2014 Parade of Homes

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

    ccabinet
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:01 pm
    The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is always an exciting time for Wood-Mode to introduce new ideas, products and manufacturing capabilities. Check out this review on the blog: Simplified Bee: http://www.simplifiedbee.com/2014/03/wood-mode-cabinetry.html Happy Summer, Laura    
  • 2014 Parade of Homes Awards Announced

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

    ccabinet
    29 May 2014 | 9:48 am
    To me, summer means many things but one of my favorites is taking the cooking outdoors! Nothing could be finer than a fresh piece of fish, burgers and steaks or farm fresh veggies on the grill. Check out these “best of” lists from the BBQ Guys For best gas grills: http://www.bbqguys.com/content_content_17152.html For best charcoal grills: http://www.bbqguys.com/content_content_6656.html Finally, I leave you with a scrumptious and healthy BBQ recipe from the sublime Tree Restaurant at The Lodge at Woodloch. So pour a glass of white wine, fire up the grill and enjoy! Grilled Mahi Mahi with…
  • 2014 Parade of Homes

    ccabinet
    20 May 2014 | 9:28 am
    Mark your calendars to enjoy an early summer week-end touring the beautiful homes featured in the 2014 Parade of Homes. First Two Weekends in June–May 31, June 1, 7 and 8th from 11 am to 5 pm Be sure to stop by Witt Construction’s gorgeous home overlooking beautiful Saratoga Lake at 83 Brown Road, Stillwater and BCI Construction’s Loudon House Condominiums, Unit 1E at 6 Schuyler Road, Loudonville. CCW is proud to have partnered with these builders and designed the mill-work throughout both these residences. For additional information on the Parade of Homes:…
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    Creative Nerds

  • Beautiful retro circle seamless free vector pattern

    TimothyBlake
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This an awesome retro circle seamless vector pattern, which can be used in your commercial design projects.  The pattern comes in 5 different colour variation to choose from, as well two different vector file formats so you can open the beautiful pattern set in almost any vector editor. A love pattern i can see myself using time and time again in my design projects, download and enjoy i would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. License Details The pattern set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The pattern set set CAN NOT be redistributed…
  • A Free Ink In Water Photoshop Brush Set

    TimothyBlake
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A unique Photoshop brush which is ink in water. The Photoshop brush is very similar to a smoke brush. The set is available to be used within commercial and non commercial design projects, so i hope you enjoy this free brush we have put together.   Preview License Details The vector set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website without permission from the Creative Nerds team.
  • Spray paint free Photoshop brush set vol 1

    TimothyBlake
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A free authentic spray paint Photoshop brush set. The set includes 4 brushes in total in the set, and can be used in commercial design projects download and enjoy another a great Photoshop brush to add to your design inventory. License Details The Photoshop brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this Photoshop brush set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding license details use the…
  • How to resize multiple images in Photoshop in the matter of seconds

    TimothyBlake
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This screencast is a great easy to follow tutorial sure to save you a ton of time. The tutorial is in depth guide to how you can use Photoshop to resize a series of images in matter of seconds. A really handy quick tip certainly worth knowing especially if you’re a photography or a designer, which utilizes one of most under utilized Photoshop features scripts. Tutorial Details Difficulty: Beginner Tutorial estimation time: Under 5 minutes Program: Photoshop
  • 25 unique and innovating business card designs

    TimothyBlake
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One way to make a great a memorable impression is to hand out a unique business card design, which will certainly make an everlasting impression who ever you hand those business cards too. We have hunted the web for creative and unique business card designs to serve as a great source of design impression, for when you creating over business cards design. What does your business card design look like ? we would love for you to share a link to your business card in the comments section below. 1.Quirky business card tape 2. Meat business card design 3. Helene Devold Business Card 4. Prerna Mehra…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Dadadum designed by Demian Conrad Design

    Richard Baird
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Dadadum is a Swiss contemporary furniture brand created out of respect for and in homage to the functionality, technical expertise and minimalism associated with Swiss design, and that strives to bring out the beauty of each raw material. The brand draws on the ‘talents of local designers who have made an international name for themselves and whose specifications are to re-establish the notion of Gute Forme as espoused by Max Bill’. Developed by design studio and co-founder Demian Conrad Design, Dadadum’s new brand identity uses Swiss sans-serif typography and a grid…
  • Dosatres designed by Comite Studio

    Richard Baird
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    Dosatres is a Spanish company that connects and manages a wide network of creative and strategic business centres that help brands to discover the best way to grow and communicate. Created by design studio Comite and based around the name ‘two to three’  informed by the company’s ability to broaden communicative opportunities and paths to growth, and the concept of moving from two to three-dimensional thinking  Dosatres’ visual identity acutely contrasts three typefaces, three coloured papers and a variety of images online. While perhaps a little abstract,…
  • Kid O designed by Studio Lin

    Richard Baird
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    Kid O is a modern American toy company that creates products that engage and stimulate children through a rich variety of shapes, colours, and sizes. Designed by Studio Lin, Kid O’s new packaging  treatment — which included over 50 boxes — takes the vivid colours of the industry, reduces these down to four, contains them within geometric boundaries and pairs them with a generous use of white and panels of brown, in a way that draws distinction from convention. Alongside good consistent product photography, the bold fill and light line weight of the illustrations, playful yet…
  • The Confidante designed by Re

    Richard Baird
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    The Confidante is a group of CEOs who draw on their extensive networks to provide business leaders with tailored executive coaching and mentoring services. Designed by Re: Sydney, The Confidante’s new brand identity effectively visualises the confidential and discretionary nature of their work and the executive level of their service through a simple negative space keyhole logo that has been given visual and communicative breadth alongside ornate door handle photography, a contrast of bold sans-serif and fine serif typography, and the perceived high quality of dark paper and a copper…
  • Fort Standard designed by Studio Lin

    Richard Baird
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Fort Standard is a New York based industrial design studio using long-lasting natural materials and traditional production methods in an innovative way to produce products, lighting and furniture with a simplicity, high functionality and an attention to detail. As the studio explain online, their ability to act as both designers and manufacturers not only informs their process, but yields smarter products that exemplify an understanding of materials and the balance between form and function. Built around a custom logotype, geometric logo, contrasting type and a multi-pass screen printed…
 
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Kitchen Shade”

    Farima Alavi
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option A. This kitchen was designed for the easy navigation of a large number of guests. The island offers generous seating areas and plenty of counter space, and the playful Roman shade enhances the cheerful color palette. We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Ellen is the winner of a box of epoxy products from JB Weld and a complete JAWS cleaning kit. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • A Taste of Summer: Peach Cornbread

    Norman King
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The fragrance of ripe peaches is as sensuous as Number 5. They draw you into their presence and urge you to fit just one more in the bag. Once the juicy flavor grenades are brought home, usually two fates await. They will be quickly devoured within the first few days or left to sit around with the best of intentions, ultimately lending themselves to over ripening. Here is an option for what to do with peaches that are on the verge of too ripe: bake up a rich cakey peach cornbread. The recipe uses up a lot of pantry staples keeping the need to go shopping for ingredients to a minimum.
  • Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Kitchen Shade

    Farima Alavi
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Congratulations to this week’s winner, Ellen! Can you guess which Roman shade belongs in this kitchen? Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a box of epoxy products from JB Weld to help with any project around your home and a complete JAWS cleaning kit, which includes four of their best cleaners for all areas of the home. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win. You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of…
  • Designer MacGyver: 5 Outdoor Ideas for Galvanized Tubs

    Briana Mowrey
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    We’ve covered some cool ideas for buckets in this space, but since you might be doing some more outdoor entertaining these days, I’ve gotta share these ideas for galvanized tubs. Whether you use them to add ambiance to your yard or to keep drinks chilly for your guests, they’re sure to come in handy. Take a look… Old Galvanized Tub –> New Light Fixture A galvanized tub light fixture has a rustic industrial charm that looks just right over an outdoor dining table. Check out Brian Patrick Flynn’s project on DIY Network to see how to make your own version…
  • Mood Board Monday: Mellow Yellow

    Kayla Kitts
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    “How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun,” said 19th-century painter Vincent van Gogh. And he’s so right. Nothing is more bright, beautiful and summery than yellow. So on this overcast Monday, I plan on basking in this bold, lemony hue. Top, L to R: Julep, UO, Tumblr | Middle, L to R: Brit + Co, BHG, Studio DIY | Bottom, L to R: Ruffled, The Guardian, Averie Cooks Come back every Monday for an inspirational mood board. Miss a day? See all the posts here.
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Graphic Art by Agares

    Will Ellison
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Graphical collage by a Mexican art student, and aspiring graphic artists, who goes by the name, AGARES. He calls this one, Raw Pop Art: Hodgepodges.Raw Pop Art:         The post Graphic Art by Agares appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Artist Series 45 — Photographer Tyler Shields

    Will Ellison
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
      Tyler Shields Photographer Tyler Shields, although still only 32, has already been compared to the incomparable Andy Warhol. The links are sometimes clear; both artists have cultivated a curious relationship with the media, with both harboring a playful fascination with the appearance of illusion. Both have an affinity with morbidity in their works; indeed, Warhol had such a fascination with death that he painted actual plane crashes lifted from newspapers, as well as electric chairs. Shields, perhaps even less restrained, appropriated the blood of 20 celebrities for a piece of art.
  • Joan Fontcuberta’s Supernatural Photography

    Will Ellison
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The Guardian arts section ran a story about Joan Fontcuberta a bit ago, publicizing a current photography exhibition called, Stranger Than Fiction–  the artist’s first in Britain. Fontcuberta’s exhibition features hoax photos — a series of photos showing supernatural events and exotic, mythical animals…which unfortunately don’t exist.     The post Joan Fontcuberta’s Supernatural Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Erik Jones’ Motion

    Will Ellison
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Erik Jones’ debut solo exhibition is called Motion and will be featured at Hashimoto in San Francisco. Most of Jones’ paintings consist of a surreal, abstract overlay, on top of a foundation of a photo-realistic painting — as if the surreal and abstract are hovering over reality. Some of his paintings contain only the abstract elements, better showing off the vibrancy and movement of his work. “Using watercolor and colored pencil as the soft foundation upon which Jones’ figures manifest, oil paint and wax pastels are then layered upon the main subject in a more…
  • Illustrator, Dadu Shin

    Will Ellison
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    Dadu Shin is an illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York.    The post Illustrator, Dadu Shin appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    Enpundit

  • Street Art on Train Tracks Throughout Portugal

    Enpundit
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (also known as Bordalo II) has created a series of street art over various train tracks throughout Portugal. The art has caught the eye of many, as it offers a bright contrast to the earthy tones of the railways. Visit Bordalo’s website or Facebook page to see more of his work.Via Enpundit.
  • Surreal Underwater Photos Taken Off The Coast of Bali

    Enpundit
    14 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong has captured these magnificent photos off the coast of Bali. For the shoot, Von Wong photographed two different models, who were also trained free divers, alongside a 50 year old underwater shipwreck. The images were taken 25 meters below the water’s surface, hence lighting and gear were limited. The main source of […]Via Enpundit.
  • Man Spends Over 10 Years Transforming a Hedge into a Dragon

    Enpundit
    29 May 2014 | 5:53 pm
    John Brooker has spent countless hours over the last decade sculpting this hedge into a dragon straight out of a fairytale. The 150 foot hedge is located on his farm in Norfolk. Photographer Damien McFadden has captured these wonderful images of Brooker’s magnificent work.Via Enpundit.
  • A New Startup Has Created a Device That Can Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

    Enpundit
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    It takes around 2-3 hours to charge a smartphone up to 100%, but that is about to change. Israeli startup Store Dot has created a new device that charges a phone from completely drained to 100% in just 30 seconds. Store Dot’s battery uses a quantum dot nanocrystal solution that is roughly five times more powerful […]Via Enpundit.
  • Graphic Designer Recreates Cult Classic Films In 8-bit

    Enpundit
    23 Feb 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Slovakian designer Dusan Cezak has combined his love for classic Hollywood films and digital illustration in one of his latest projects entitled Pixelwood. He has recreated various scenes from classic films such as Pulp Fiction and Fight Club in awesome 8-bit animated GIF form. If you like what you see, support the artist and grab an 8-bit T-Shirt. The […]Via Enpundit.
 
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Evolution of Fonts in Hollywood Movie Titles

    Hamza Abdelhak
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Rolling Credits: The Film industry has to be one of the most exotic, dramatic and innovative of all entertainment fields mostly because it is visual, auditory and so completely sensual that it draws the audience in, capturing their imaginations, shocking their sensibility and even at times forcing them to reevaluate their belief and faith. Undervalued…
  • Comic Sans Must Die. Long Live Times New Roman.

    Hala Ali
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Did you know that Comic Sans is the doppelgänger for Times New Roman? We can even call Comic Sans, Times New Romans evil twin. To understand why the two are so notorious we have to look back at the creation of Comic Sans. Vincent Connre created Comic Sans for Microsoft as he disliked the use…
  • Color Psychology: Guide to Branding for Startups

    Hala Ali
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    Color is the most effective element of branding, especially, for the new business owners as they need to have guaranteed results for initial profitable sales. Branding is dependent upon the kind of color schemes chosen for the dynamic advancement of business. Color choices in small scale businesses are significant in regards to their promotion. Every…
  • Design Sensitivity: Understanding the Cultural Palette

    Hala Ali
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    When graphic designers choose colors for their designs they are usually led by personal preferences, color palette combinations, industry or client selections. However, what they tend to ignore is the cultural significance of color. The idea of a cultural palette of color was set forth by students Sandra E. Moriarty and Lisa Rohe, who wrote…
  • Celebrating The Red, White and Blue

    Hala Ali
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:48 am
    I was in Washington DC, the weekend before July 4th and even then, preparations for the celebrations had begun, with tents sprawled outside the Smithsonian and Congress buildings, and people gushing about the day to come. Amidst the joy and exaltation was the repressed but ever present memory of 9/11. We took a Duck Tour…
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    Stadri Emblems Blog

  • Heavy Metal Band Creates the First-Ever Embroidered Music Video

    Marisa Brayman
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Have you ever heard of the UK heavy metal trio called Throne? We hadn’t, but we will now forever remember them for something truly epic. For their latest song “Tharsis Sleeps,” they came up with an idea for the music video that will shock even hardcore fans: the first-ever, frame-by-frame, fully-embroidered music video. The band’s singer, Nicos Livesey, an animator himself, had a two-fold inspiration for this video. Seeing an embroidery machine in action at a boat show at the age of 12 left him fascinated with the process of embroidery ever since. More than that, like many…
  • Handpicked: Kelli’s Kuddlers Woven Labels

    Marisa Brayman
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Little is more refreshing than when someone in less-than-favorable or even dire circumstances turns his or her attention toward helping others who are worse off. This is the premise of an organization called Kelli’s Kuddlers. Kelli’s Kuddlers provides handmade fleece blankets to World Relief to help welcome refugees into the U. S. Founder of the organization, Lori Haney, explains: “We started doing this after my 14-year-old daughter was given one of these blankets when she was being treated for chronic Lyme Disease. It was a huge comfort for her.” Little did she know…
  • Rock Stars Agree: Embroidered Patches Add Massive Value To Garments

    Marisa Brayman
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    After only two weeks, Alice Cooper’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy” South American tour got off to a rocky start, and we’re not talking about the music.  First, the singer fell ill and had to cancel his first show in over 30 years. He came back and gave one of his most explosive shows to date. But then, after the third show went off without a hitch, things took a turn for the worst when in Brazil his drummer Glen Sobel’s vest was stolen, right after the band had completed a sound check. “But it’s just a vest—why can’t he simply buy another one? Even if it’s expensive, he’s…
  • Customer Highlight: MuttKnee Brace Woven Patches

    Marisa Brayman
    17 Mar 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The MuttKnee Brace got started by Daryllanne Franks about twelve years ago, out of necessity to help her dog Muttley, who had injured her knee running around on the snow and ice. As a result of this injury, Muttley could barely walk, and the cost of the surgery suggested by the vet was beyond Daryllanne’s budget. Knowing she had to help her poor dog any way she could, she and her husband decided to design their own brace for Muttley, basing the design on supportive braces for human knees. After a couple of months of wearing the brace, Muttley was able to support her weight once again…
  • Do You Believe? Northern Sasquatch Research Society

    Marisa Brayman
    17 Feb 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It is a unique character of mankind to venture into the unknown. It also is characteristically human to cruelly ridicule those who do. —Paul Rayno, Monsters of the Northwoods Nothing evokes one’s imagination and fear of the North Country like the legend of Bigfoot. According to this legend, the first known sightings of Bigfoot in the Adirondacks were by the Iroquois. The first documented sighting took place in the early 1600s during the exploration of French Explorer Samuel de Champlain. Since then, over 200 sightings have been recorded. In Washington County, 1976, a New York Police…
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    PTC

  • Does The Internet Of Things Need Its Own Network?

    Michelle Reis
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    As billions of Bluetooth-enabled mattresses, toothbrushes, dog collars, soccer balls—you name it—join the Internet of Things (IoT), the networks that bind them to smartphones, tablets and other devices inevitably will become crowded, leaving current Internet capacity inadequate to handle the influx. French Internet service provider Sigfox says the solution is to build a separate network specifically for “things.” “The issue is that more connected ...
  • Mass Manufacturers Face Workforce Shortage

    Nancy Pardo
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report having a difficult time hiring the production workers they need, according to a UMass Dartmouth survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted for the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy (AMRPA), a key initiative of the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC). Sixty percent of these same firms report that they expect to employ more production workers in two years than ...
  • Internet of Things Faces Security Hurdles

    Gary Wollenhaupt
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Back in April, tech news was rife with stories about the Heartbleed bug, a web certificate vulnerability that made it possible for bad guys to mimic legitimate web sites. Fortunately, widespread publicity and fast reaction led to few, if any, major problems. The Heartbleed situation highlighted once again the vulnerability of our Internet-dependent economy. Manufacturers can learn from these high ...
  • White House Expands Sanctions against Conflict Minerals Traders

    Nancy Pardo
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Legislative efforts to stop the trade of conflict minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding areas has gotten off to a shaky start, and as manufacturers struggle to meet compliance guidelines, the Obama administration is upping the ante through expanded sanctions. For years, the mining and trade of conflict minerals by African warlords has led to ...
  • Why Pop Culture Needs More All-American Nerds

    Jon Marcus
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More nerds. That’s what policymakers say America needs: more people who are good at science, technology, engineering, and math. But a growing chorus of researchers says cultural stereotypes continue to be among the things discouraging Americans from going into these fields, even as young people in rival nations are being prodded into them. And they say people already working in ...
 
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    HOW Design

  • Shutterstock Palette: Explore Images by Color

    Amanda Aszman
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Color in design matters. Designers know the power that lives in those deep blues and striking greens, and every other color for that matter, and Shutterstock has created yet another innovative way for users to tap that power. Meet Palette, your new best friend when it comes to exploring images by color palette. “Designers love exploring the Shutterstock collection using color, and we wanted to create a unique experience for those searching within brand guidelines,” said Shutterstock’s VP of product Wyatt Jenkins. “Palette was designed as a collaborative tool to inspire and discover…
  • Advanced Responsive Web Design Techniques

    Jessica Farris
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Ready to explore the latest tools and tech for just for interactive designers? Register for the HOW Interactive Design Conference today! Are you ready to take your responsive web design projects to the next level? Perhaps you’d like to add parallax scrolling, SVG artwork, jQuery slideshows, CSS3 animations, simple CSS transitions, or slide-out form fields to your website. In Brian Wood’s HOW Design University course Advanced Responsive Web Design Techniques, you can learn to do all of that and more. Learn how to implement the cutting-edge responsive effects that will make an…
  • Clarissa Peterson on More Accessible Responsive Web Design

    Erin Prus
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    I have to admit, here at HOW we have very good instincts for pinpointing designers who are making a unique mark in the industry. So when web design maven Clarissa Peterson popped up on our radar (for a variety of reasons), we asked her to speak at the 2014 HOW Interactive Design Conference in Washington D.C., September 3-5… Why were we so impressed? For starters, her design gigs have included the high profile and versatile ranks of the Library of Congress, AARP and Ralph Nader, to name a few. It’s an impressive and sophisticated resume (to say the least), but…
  • Responsive Images: Practices for Adapting Across Platforms

    Stephen Beale
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ethan Marcotte took the world by storm with responsive web design in 2010, and since then designers have been using these techniques to create websites that adapt themselves for viewing on multiple devices, whether they’re smartphones, tablets or desktop computers. This is enabled in large part by CSS3′s Media Queries module, which lets you apply different CSS properties based on screen size or other display characteristics. That said, designers are still awaiting an elegant way to manage images in responsive layouts. You can define CSS properties that scale an image to various…
  • [Podcast] The Art & Science of Pricing

    Ilise Benun
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    There is an art and a science to pricing your services and to do it well, you have to have both! As a creative professional, the art part shouldn’t be a problem, right? I wrote about the “science” part in a HOW article published in the magazine and excerpted here. And I recently recorded the entire article as a podcast, which you can listen to here. In it, I cover the basics of pricing for creative services, including the tools you need to price profitably (instead of desperately) as well as the intangibles that make up the “artistry” anyone can master. The post…
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    The Design Range

  • 7 Future Trends in Digital Design

    Andy Brattle
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Trends and fashions are difficult to predict at the best of times, least of all with an industry constantly evolving and improving at such a rapid rate like digital design. But the continual increase in mobile and tablet usage helps pinpoint what areas will be improved, and which trends will continue to grow throughout 2014. The continued rise of the Z-Axis Simply put, the z-axis is the plain that exists between the x- and y-axis; in this context it describes the layers that sit above or below one another. As the devices that web pages are browsed on adapt and change with technological…
  • Has CSS Made Us Lazy Designers?

    Alexander Singleton
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ages and ages and ages ago I used to work as Art Director for a music magazine, I think I got about eleven issues under my belt before I decided to leave to do graphic design full time. Every now and again (usually when I’m moving office) I uncover that stack of magazines I kept and have a quick flick through them. The last few were pretty average design wise, certainly nothing to shout about, but the first one or two I did, oh man… they were shit. When I was working on those first few issues, I didn’t really have any idea how a magazine worked in terms of design. I…
  • How to Win at Working from Home

    Alexander Singleton
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:59 am
    Last week I posted an article about the absolute disaster I made of working from home when I first started freelancing and went over some of the reasons why I’ve recently packed in my office to try it again. Thankfully this time round has gone much much smoother, but it’s not been a roll of the dice, this time I knew the pitfalls and have put a few tactics in place to help me sidestep them Indiana Jones style. 1.Make sure your Home Office is a Home Office. Duh right? But seriously, do not think you can run a successful business with your laptop on your knee sat on the couch in front of…
  • How to Make Working from Home a really Shit Decision

    Alexander Singleton
    28 May 2014 | 3:59 am
    When I first started out as a graphic designer many moons ago I did my first few jobs from my bedroom. At the time I was living in Manchester city centre and had a rather nice apartment, I miss that apartment, it had a balcony and everything. However working from there was anything but ideal. In the beginning I thought it was fantastic, I had a commute that was all of three seconds and I didn’t even have to get dressed. Surely, I thought, productivity will be insane. Turns out that was truer than I knew. You see, I’ve said before that I love what I do, and that’s true, but…
  • Why Your Great Granddad Knows More About Twitter Marketing Than You

    Alexander Singleton
    14 May 2014 | 6:27 am
    I’ll level with you here guys – one of the things I don’t do too well in this game is social media. I’ll hold my hands up here, I know it’s important to a business but with the best intentions in the world, I keep finding myself letting it slide. However, out of all the social media outlets that I have a presence on, of all the audiences I regularly forsake perhaps the one I have the most trouble with is Twitter. Which is a bit of a bugger really as that’s quite possibly the most important. I see tonnes of other designers that really nail Twitter, and use…
 
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    Blue Soda Promo Blog

  • How Netflix Chose to Promote Orange is the New Black with Promotional Products

    Matt Powers
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Netflix is quickly risen to the top of movie rental industry. Combined with their streaming video service they have all but demolished the conventional video rental store. Their convenient pricing and easy to use website allows subscribers to watch almost every movie/television show on demand in a moment’s notice. Yet, Netflix never seems to be satisfied with their product at hand. They now have stepped into the realm of original programming.  They have resurrected cult favorites like Arrested Development and The Killing and recruited big names such as Kevin Spacey and David Fincher…
  • Two Excellent Promotional Campaign Examples That Will Help Boost Your Social Media

    Matt Powers
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    Promotional products are typically thought of as a great marketing tactic when trying to get your business in the (real) face of consumers. Which is true. A tangible product, that people find useful or entertaining help businesses gain repeat impressions and brand recognition. However, there is a belief from some that these type of products cannot help your online presence. Which is completely false. The following two examples will prove that not only can promotional products can increase a business’s online visibility, but also boost their social media as well. The Rubber Duck…
  • Your Go-To Guide for all Your Contest & Giveaway Questions

    Jessica Wysocki
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:53 pm
    We all know that yes, contests and giveaways have been around for basically EVER and are a classic marketing tactic.  But contests and giveaways aren’t what they used to be, they have taken on a completely new life,  as if they were reincarnated along with this beautiful new area of  social web domination. While I will be honest and tell you that contests and giveaways are not the end all be all of your marketing  challenges, it is a genius kick ass way to build your fan base, engage your audience, get a rich source of data and wait for it…. Get your consumers to do…
  • How Video Game Companies Use Swag to Promote New Games

    Matt Powers
    6 May 2014 | 8:25 am
    The video game industry has never shied away from using promotional products to add extra excitement to their newest titles.  With a dedicated fan based like no other, consumers are willing to fork over a little extra cash to get their hands on some additional swag of their favorite digital characters or titles. Video game swag acts as a promotional tool and a thank you to an audience willing to support them for life if the companies are willing to continue making games they love.  Gamers will sport their wearables proudly, display their swag prominently in their homes and accessorize…
  • Instagram: Becoming The New Forefront of Social Media

    Ina Bullari
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Over the past couple of years, there has been an immense growth in popularity among social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest…just to name a few. Even though it feels like social media has been around forever, it is actually just getting started. Whether you are a local business owner or the CEO of a global corporation you know one thing to be absolute: Your target market is online. Social media provides a vast window of opportunity to make connections and build relationships with your customers – which will in turn create the foundation for a long…
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    DesignFaves

  • These shocking photos are not what they seem. The secret is perspective!

    Justin Crowe
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    A simple shift in perspective can radically change how you see the world. In this series of images Blommers and Niels Schumm have altered the perspective of mundane objects in a really uncomfortable way. The collaborators have taken everyday things and zoomed-in at just the right angle to make you think you are looking at… something much more erotic. At first glance the images below look like sexy vague shots of select women’s parts. You quickly realize though, after a swift feeling of embarrassment, that what you are looking at is actually just tactful images of mundane things. Source
  • Cheeky illustrations imagine 15 pop culture icons as modern-day hipsters

    Nhan Tran
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Chilean artist Fab Ciraolo has unleashed the Tumblr aesthetic onto historical figures by completely transforming them into modern-day hipsters with his highly saturated, whimsically ironic portraits. Legendary Hollywood icons, revolutionaries, painters and fictional characters are all given the same contemporary makeover consisting of faux tattoos, skinny jeans, band shirts, mustaches and piercings. Be prepared to see the following pop culture figures like you have never seen them before, including Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, Charlie Chaplin, Edward Scissorhands, even Mother…
  • Beautiful photos reveal the invisible Wi-fi signals that surround us all

    Steph Guinan
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Wi-fi signals are constantly swirling through the air as a result of our laptops, cell-phones, iPads, routers and other tech gadgets. In an exploration of these wireless signals, Luis Hernan from UK’s Newcastle University created a project called Digital Ethereal. The long exposure photographs capture the movement of these invisible signals. They are created using a piece of equipment that converts wireless signal strength into colors—blue being the strongest signal and red being the weakest. “I call the images ‘spectres’ because wireless networks remind me of ghosts,”…
  • The Legend of Zelda finally gets a movie… Poster that is.

    Joshua Tyler Bacon
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Legend of Zelda has to be one of my favorite, if not my favorite, video games of all time. Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and all the installations from The Ocarina of Time, to the Wind Waker. Isn’t it time it got a film? Detroit born illustrator Marinko Milosevski thinks so, and he’s prepared a few movie posters featuring the best of the franchise to wet our appetites. Touching base with all moments in the memorable saga, Milosevski creates posters that mimic some of the greatest. See if you can name them all. When you’re done, check out his other works transforming classics like Metroid…
  • This human skull made of chocolate will make you feel like a cannibal

    Justin Crowe
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you could have anything you wanted replicated in chocolate what would it be? For a slightly cannibalistic dessert experience (if you are into that) you can now obtain this exquisite realistic chocolate human skull by Black Chocolate Co. To make these life-size edible sculptures the chocolatiers took a mold from an actual human skull and reproduced it in delicious chocolate. The Black Chocolate Co. makes these masterpieces in fine Belgian chocolate available in 4 flavors. Order yours on their etsy shop! Source
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Open Your Own CD and DVD Factory With Blank Discs

    Foster D. Coburn III
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    A few months ago I wrote Own A DVD Factory With Epson Discproducer PP-100II CD/DVD Publisher. Yes, you need a machine for duplicating and printing. But you also need blank discs in quantity. If you buy discs in bulk, they are fairly inexpensive. Even if you don't print on them, the blanks can be used and a label can be hand written. Below I've listed bulk options for both CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs. Verbatim 700 MB 52x Inkjet and Hub Printable CD-ROM (100 Discs Spindle) - Approximately $23 at AmazonVerbatim 700 MB 52x Inkjet and Hub Printable CD-ROM (50 Discs Spindle) - Approximately $11 at Amazon…
  • Fill Your Digital Closet with Garments Vector Clipart

    Foster D. Coburn III
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Even if you shop in a bargain store, updating your wardrobe can add up with just a few pieces of apparel. What if you could get 51 individual garments for only $5? That is exactly what we're offering in our newest Clipart Unleashed collection. Get your copy of this new collection now! Garments Unleashed Volume 1 is the latest member of the Clipart Unleashed Family. All files (thumbnails are shown below) in this collection are supplied in CorelDRAW X5 and CorelDRAW 9 format. This means users of CorelDRAW 9, 10, 11, 12, X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 can use the artwork in this collection. There are…
  • Your Designs Will Be Muy Bonita With This Free Font

    Foster D. Coburn III
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I'm doing some work in Mexico this week and that is giving me a crash course in Spanish. I'm in a beautiful area so the word bonita is used quite often so today's font is named Bonita. That's right, it is a beautiful (and free) font. 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? 1 year ago, the free font was Angelic War.2 years ago, the free font was Loud…
  • Weigh Your Packages Accurately With Shipping Scale

    Foster D. Coburn III
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most businesses have the need to ship packages and even a fat letter or two. It is very important to get an accurate weight so that you know the appropriate postage or other shipping fee to pay for the package. In our office we have two scales. One is for smaller items and the other is for heavier packages. As I was doing some research, I came across a scale that could easily replace both of the scales we currently use. The Weighmax Postal Shipping Scale is accurate when scanning smaller items like letters and can handle packages up to 75 pounds. Need to run on batteries? No problem. Prefer…
  • A Customer Loves All That eCut Designer Toolkit Does in CorelDRAW

    Foster D. Coburn III
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    It is easy for me to tell you that a product does amazing things, but I'm sure you want to know what real users think about a product. Recently we saw more traffic on our site going to the page for eCut and discovered the source of the traffic was a post on the Sawmill Creek forums. I've provided a link if you want to read the original post and the replies. For those who don't want to read the whole post, I'll include about the first half of the post below. *** I have read somewhere on this forum that there isn't a way to do the following in corel... Measure the total vector/cut length in…
 
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    France & S­øn

  • Choosing the right coffee table can be quite the task. There are...

    2 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Choosing the right coffee table can be quite the task. There are so many things to consider. What if you want to have guests over, and need to add a chair or two to the space, and the coffee table is not large enough? What if you want to make some room for exercising, or just have some more space in the room in general? Finding a all in one solution to these obstacles is tough. It is so hard to find a table versatile enough for every occasion. The solution is to find a table that can adapt to these needs. A table that can adjust to be big or small. By combining simple materials of steel and…
  • Serge Mouille Rotating Sconces: These mid century modern...

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    Serge Mouille Rotating Sconces: These mid century modern classics come in a variety of sizes; each featuring long and slender arms and oversized shades. The arm rotate along the horizontal axis, and the shade can swivel a full 360 degrees. The interior shade is painted white to maximize the reflected light. These grandiose wall lamps come in a monochromatic matte finish, and are accented with brass fittings for added design.  
  • Unique Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner.

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:09 am
    Unique Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs by Hans Wegner.
  • Take a walk through one of Colorado’s most iconic buildings.

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:28 am
    Take a walk through one of Colorado’s most iconic buildings.: Everyone in Denver knows about the Spaceship house that sits on Genesee Mountain overlooking I70. It has been famous for various reasons, and back in … This house is simply stunning. The architecture and iconic furniture is truly amazing. Every room is like a museum, and filled with iconic piece after iconic piece: Platner armchairs, a Saarinen dining set and Womb chair, Castiglioni Arco Lamp, Poul Volther Corona Chairs, Jacobsen Swan chairs and more. I need to plan a trip to see take a tour one day.
  • James Bond and Mid Century Design

    20 Jun 2014 | 11:23 am
    James Bond and Mid Century Design: The set design in Bond films is a great place to view the interesting changes in modern design throughout the years. If you have a chance, go back and view all the interiors and furniture used in the films.
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    Top Creative Works

  • Tongue Key Holder

    skyant
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    This tongue key holder looks like a spit tongue, and it can hold more up to 15 keys via magnetic function. You Might Also LikeCreative key holder 11-25Variable Fluida table lampC.24 bluetooth piano keyboard for iPadMicro Phone LensHorrible zombie head-shaped pen holder
  • The world’s smallest wireless intelligent scanner

    skyant
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dacuda is a Swiss software company, it mainly provide the content capture, real-time image processing technology. The company recently developed a world’s smallest wireless scanner titled PocketScan, which is only the size of a business card, easy to carry and easy to use. Its operation process is very simple, just press the PocketScan button to start work, and then scan books, pictures, images or text, at the same time, it can also transmit wirelessly the scanned image into the computer screen. You Might Also LikeSense 3D scannerOwnFone mini cellphonePocket-sized scanner by Hammacher…
  • Coffee bean coffee table

    skyant
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Inspired by the shape of coffee bean, the designer Javi Olmeda who comes from Puerto Rico has designed this mahogany coffee table. The table is made of some mahogany bars. You Might Also LikeA coffee table made of balloonsCreative coffee table designs 9-17Lame coffee tableBicycle is a mobile coffee tableAirplane wheel coffee table
  • Kangaroo wall clock

    skyant
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    The innovative wall clock can be used not only to see the time, but also as a pocket to keep small items. Designed by David Raffoul. You Might Also LikeAn ink painting of bamboo wall clockMonochrome wall clockFreakish minimalist wall clockInteresting wall clock design 10-30Time – minimalist wall clock
  • Time is dancing

    skyant
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Time is dancing is a wall-mounted wall that is designed by the designer Meike Harde for the German company Klein & More. The clock’s hour and minute hands are ballet dancer’s body and legs. The moving hour hand looks like the wonderful dance. You Might Also LikeDissolvable tea calendarBeautiful ballet actress wall clockWyzer Wall ClockFreakish minimalist wall clockMr Chair
 
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    Triitme!

  • Impressive Restaurants & Bars: Part I

    Sara Pérez
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Summer: hotter temperatures and longer days means there’s more time to enjoy everything the world has to offer. Whether this means travelling, relaxing on the beach, or going to the bar with friends depends on the person but here at Triitme!, we obviously have design and good food on the brain (can you blame us?). Due to this, we’ve decided to help you out by offering some restaurant options from around the world that will help you enjoy your summer just a little bit more, whether you’re in your city or far away. Here, you’ll find our recommendations in terms of…
  • The revolution of gastronomy

    Sara Pérez
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Founded in 2013, Dutchdeluxes is a design label based in the creative heart of the Dutch city Eindhoven. Driven by passion and fun, the two designers behind the brand bring extraordinary crafted ‘made in Holland’ products to the market. Pastel colours and appealing materials like wood are used in the coolest way in their wide range of foodplatters we have fallen in love with! If you haven’t check them out yet, please do! They’re the best way to surprise your guests when inviting them to your place. As we told you in our previous post about window displays, beauty is…
  • Window (displays) into their soul!

    Sara Pérez
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Window displays are the first impression we have of a store. In fact, we’re exposed to hundreds – maybe even thousands – of them everyday so it’s become easier and easier to just hurry right by and ignore what we see in the window. People are increasingly getting caught up in the hustle-and-bustle meaning that the importance of a storefront with appealing decor is growing tenfold. The recent economic crisis means people are shopping and spending less so stores have had to get creative. Many of them are now trying to appeal to the customer’s emotional side and…
  • Yarussi: “Our work departs from reflection rather than it does from materialization”

    Carlota Torres
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Nicolás Yarussi and Nicolás Alvarado are the men behind this brand. These two Argentinian young designers, not only share their first name and nationality, they are also united by a strong friendship and the same vision about design. In 2012, they decided to start their own brand, Yarussi Alvarado. Today, they are four associates after Martín Feijóo (an advertising idea man) and Juan Tarazaga (who is a fashion entrepreneur) joined the company last year. In this short time, the originality of their designs and the smart use they do of raw materials have already granted them a reputation in…
  • Brott Barcelona: “Our pets also deserve attractive and, why not, trendy accessories”

    Carlota Torres
    13 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Marc Velasco and Marta Huguet have two passions: their pets and design. Four years ago, they united these two things to create they own brand. Brott Barcelona (@Brottdog) produces high quality, super trendy collars and leashes for dogs; funny and original accessories for the man’s best friends. The Daily Triit had the chance to speak with these two designers from Barcelona. This is their story: - Your products are certainly uncommon and very original. Why did you decide to create accessories for dogs? Brott was born in Barcelona with the objective of creating high quality, stylish design…
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  • Cute Quadruped Monster Illustrator Tutorial

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

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

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

    ilcho bogdanovski
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Amazing And Stunning Illustrations by London based illustrator Alexis Marcou Visit Source
  • Candy Typography Designs for Inspiration

    mahmoud
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    As always we are looking for amazing to amaze you with the new, the typography designs are good idea to use in your design works. It’s make a creative touch and impressive look, we found candy typography designs for inspiration, and we hope you like this collection as we did. Visit Source
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  • Designn Magazine Five

    Udara Jayawardena
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Have you ever looked at something and wanted to create something like it? Well I do! All the time! I have tendency to create what I like for myself – even if there are literally thousands of services offering it for free. The primal feeling of it being something you created, and being exactly what you want it to be means a lot to me – and it is for this same reason I started Designn Magazine. My idea for Designn Magazine was for it to be a 100% community run, premium quality magazine: It’s the reason why we spend 6 months designing each edition, it’s the reason all…
  • Creating a Social Media Marketing Strategy

    Udara Jayawardena
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
     93% of marketers use social media to promote their business. It’s growing so fast that any business without proper social media presence is loosing out on a large chunk of their potential audience and customers – if done right they can tap into in a much more diverse market and increase conversion rates than ever expected.The social media strategy for your business/project or anything for that matter would have to be unique to itself; but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be original or different. Look into your competition and other similar businesses,…
  • Creating a successful web design. And Inspiration.

    Udara Jayawardena
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:09 am
    Creating a website is a big step. Specially if it’s the first time; purchasing and setting up a server and domain name requires quite a lot of work during registration. But I’ll skip beyond this to actually setting up the website design – there are countless tutorials just a Google Search away with detailed instructions for the prior. Lets start with a few questions:What’s the website for?Is it a personal portfolio, blog or both? Well the approach you take can differ for each. A simple portfolio website created using HTML would require a lot less work and cost less…
  • Building a successful user interface.

    Udara Jayawardena
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:16 am
    The user interface is the only thing that connects your whole website and business to your end user, and getting it wrong is as bad as getting your business idea wrong. User interfaces have evolved over time, they’ve been getting simpler, clearer and sometimes does more than just let you select your choices. It influences them.I’ve designed a number of user interface designs for multiple websites and  gone through hundreds more to find out exactly how they work. A good user interface should have a high conversion rate; this is the number of visitors who turn into customers…
  • Digital Sales – A guide to selling online.

    Udara Jayawardena
    21 Jun 2014 | 6:44 am
    Many are doing it, but few do it right. Selling digital products online has been getting increasingly popular and with the sites like the Envato Marketplaces this has become a very popular option for people to quite easily get there hand on great digital products going from graphics design to web sites themes and video & audio resources. This article is meant to give you an introduction to selling digital products/services online, picking the right places to put them up for sale and more importantly what to sell and how to present it! Lets start with the basic question.Starters TipsIs…
 
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  • Project 53

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • 25 Free Vector World Maps

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

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

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

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

    Hasan
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    All designers interesting in creating text effects, learning text effect is most important for designers it’s the base of most of industrial designs. In this post we are featuring 30 amazing text effects tutorials that designers should see. You will learn new techniques that you will be able to use in your next text effect design works. How to Create Dripping Honey on Toast Text Effect in Photoshop CS Read Tutorial Metallic Rivets on Denim Text Effect Read Tutorial   Create an Easy Glitter Glue Inspired, Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop Read Tutorial   How to Create Very Shiny…
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  • Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona logo vector download

    Dian N
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Super Bowl XLIX logo vector, download Super Bowl XLIX 2015 vector logo. Free download Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona logo vector at LOGOEPS.COM (super-bowl-xlix-in-arizona-logo-vector.eps) The post Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona logo vector download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    23 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Made for iPhone vector .EPS, .AI Download Made for iPhone vector for free. The made for iphone vettoriale original vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format. The post Made for iPhone vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    23 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Yandex logo vector, free download Yandex.ru vector logo at LOGOEPS.COM (yandex-ru-logo-vector-free.eps) - free vector logo download The post Yandex.ru logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    23 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
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    23 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    TMall logo vector, free download Tmall.com vector logo (tmall-logo-vector-free.eps) (EPS,AI,PDF,SVG, PNG) at LOGOEPS.com The post TMall logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
 
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    HOUSE OF HIPSTERS

  • 10 under $100 – bargain buys

    kyla
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    the boy always tells me i have champagne taste and yes, i will agree…it’s been that way since i was a kid. my mom would always tell me, “no one is going to know if you have $20 jeans or $200 jeans unless someone looks at the tag on your behind.” i beg to differ. while watching hgtv the other day, the host said, “with a little DIY, you’d never know this table was only $20.” ummm, yes. yes, i would…and the boy’s response to that was, “well that’s because you’re a snarky bitch momma.” bahahahahaha…this is also…
  • pretty little things — styling and decor

    kyla
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    hello lovelies! it’s really late tonight, and i just can’t sleep…the boy is traveling on business which means momma bird stays up all night long making sure no masked bandits get in the house…i know, it’s super silly, but i have this fear that if i close my eyes, something horrible will happen, and i will sleep thru the entire ordeal. thank gawd the boy rarely travels, or i’d be walking around with bags under my eyes. but lucky for you, i’m bright eyed and bushy tailed…ready to share with you a new edition of pretty little things. this time…
  • inspiring spaces + places

    kyla
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    errmergerrrrrd you guys! i’ve gone pinterest crazy with all these inspiring spaces i can’t even stand it! i’m out of my funk and in full on design mode…seriously, i think the UPS guy is having flashbacks to the first 10 months after we moved in, and my husband is about to have a heart attack with the copious amounts of cardboard boxes that are marching through the front door…but we are making progress people! just step aside and put the boxes next to those boxes! each one of the photos below spoke to me in some way shape or form over the last couple of weeks.
  • the to do list

    kyla
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    well, they probably don’t have better stuff, but their homes are probably more put together than mine. i think i have ADD…i start a project with good intentions…completely focused and then oh look, a chicken, something shiny and i’m on to the next project when ooooh look shinier, i wander around a bit, move something around and then my kiddos wake up from their rest time or it’s 9PM, i’m completely tired and i open pinterest…i swear that app can be such a time suck, an amazing pretty time suck, but a time suck all the same. at the beginning of the…
  • rug for the foyer /// interior design

    kyla
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    hey guys! so i need your help…like i really need help…my foyer is finally no longer a merry-go-round of random tables, chairs, trunks and shelving…so yeah me! that in itself is winning. this has been a long 3 year process to finally get it where i feel satisfied with the look and feel. i really liked the idea of shelving in this space, but with small children, my precious knick-knacks seemed to wander off or [sad face] break into a million pieces…so no open shelving for this gal in this hipster home. however, the lightbulb shone brightly above my head when i found…
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    Darren Barnard

  • Artist Turns Pencils Into Beautiful Designer Vases

    Darren Barnard
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Artist Turns Pencils Into Beautiful Designer Vases I have seen pencils being used to create beautiful ark works but i have never seen the pencil being the beautiful designer art work. Tuomas Markunpoika a Finnish artist takes hundreds of ordinary pencils and transforms them into designers vases. Tuomas glues hundreds of pencils together in sheets and uses a lathe to carve them down into beautiful and designer looking vases. Once lathe down the contrast between lead and wood creates beautiful random patterns.  “Pencils are utilized when giving form to our thoughts, illustrating our…
  • MAKE DESIGNER BISCUIT FROM LASER-CUT ROLLING PIN

    Darren Barnard
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    MAKE DESIGNER BISCUIT FROM LASER-CUT ROLLING PIN Now days it easy to get your hands on a laser cutter. At every craft market i have been to recently every tom,dick & harry seems to be just laser cutting same old things. But  Zuzia Kozerska a Polish designer has take laser cutting and used it to transforms her weapon of choice “the rolling Pin” into a designer biscuit maker. Zuzia takes a traditional kitchen rolling pin and uses a laser cutter to engrave fun and amazing patterns / shapes into the rolling pins. The result when rolling out your cookie dough it creates designer…
  • ORDINARY OBJECTS OR MAGNIFICENT ART WORKS

    Darren Barnard
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    ORDINARY OBJECTS OR MAGNIFICENT ART WORKS Marcello Barenghi is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Milan (Italy). He has an amazing skill at taking ordinary objects and turning them into magnificent art works. From a young age he showed promises in his works. At the age of 9 he attempted to replicate Leonardo’s Mona Lisa. In my books that’s crazy, when i was 9 i was still trying to draw in the lines.    His passion for art lead him on a journey to his weapon of  drawing choice, the colored pencil. He says “I discovered the colored pencils, but I immediately felt…
  • BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY IN A MYSTICAL & FOGGY SPANISH FOREST

    Darren Barnard
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY IN A MYSTICAL & FOGGY SPANISH FOREST Guillermo Caballa, a gifted Professional photographer situated in Vigo, Spain. He uses the woodlands of Galicia together with his gorgeous pooch Malu as his photographic canvas. Caballa’s photographs, which he shoots with an Olympus E-M5, got my attention for their mystical magnificence. Lets be honest who doesn’t like amazing / exotic photo’s of mystical / magical forests as well as a cute pooch through into the mix. The majority of his photo’s emphasize dejected woodlands wreathed in thick mist and a…
  • Photography, art, design or just crazy wizardry with photoshop

    Darren Barnard
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
      Photography, art, design or just crazy wizardry with Photoshop Photoshop has become a staple in the diets of photographers and designers. Tons of photography lovers utilize Photoshop to be able to put completely new elements inside their photographs. But most don’t come close to the crazy / mind-bending  skills that Buenos Aires-based art director and digital artist Martin De Pasquale possess. De Pasquale creates dream like realities simply by combining tons of photos as well as utilizing the full effects spectrum that Photoshop has to offer. Most of his photographs are next…
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