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  • Imperfections, mistakes, & the courage to overcome them

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

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    Andrew Tate
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    As Hilary Clinton sat listening to speeches on global security and the Middle East during a Security Council meeting at the U.N., she was seen scribbling furiously on her speech in front of her. Making last minute changes? Adding questions that needed answers? No, she was doodling. This was splashed across newspapers across the globe, shown as evidence of her lack of attention in such an important and complex meeting. But just because she was doodling doesn’t mean she wasn’t listening, and it certainly doesn’t mean she wasn’t thinking. Though doodling is not exactly a hotbed of…
  • Fun With Cardboard

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    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    And to think all these years I have just been throwing cardboard out.  Who knew my kids really could fly it? The post Fun With Cardboard appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Monday Morning Memories

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    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pick a color…I dare you to choose! The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • PlayStation Controller Table

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    28 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Unique coffee table made by Scott Blackwell of WoodCurve looks like Sony PlayStation 3 controller. DualShock 3 controller table with glass cover and hidden compartment for video games. PS3 table handcrafted out of high quality Birch plywood. Also check out: Floppy Disk Table and The Abyss Table
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  • Book Cover Design: 50 Amazing Covers That You Will Want to Pick Up

    Jacqueline Kyo Thomas
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Maybe I’m superficial, but I do judge a book by its cover. And I suspect I’m not the only one. Book cover design is a crucial part of your marketing effort. You can string together the most insightful, lyrical, delicious words ever connected in the human lexicon, but if your book cover looks like Photoshop amateur hour, no one will ever pick it up. It’s already established that I’m superficial, so it’s no surprise that I get embarrassed when I accidentally pick up an ugly book. One reason is the social stigma of holding an ugly…
  • 7 Ways Doodling Will Change Your Life

    Andrew Tate
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    As Hilary Clinton sat listening to speeches on global security and the Middle East during a Security Council meeting at the U.N., she was seen scribbling furiously on her speech in front of her. Making last minute changes? Adding questions that needed answers? No, she was doodling. This was splashed across newspapers across the globe, shown as evidence of her lack of attention in such an important and complex meeting. But just because she was doodling doesn’t mean she wasn’t listening, and it certainly doesn’t mean she wasn’t thinking. Though doodling is not exactly a hotbed of…
  • Your Brand Needs a Visual Style Guide: Here’s How to Create One

    Caitlin Jordan
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the most essential documents any business can have is a brand style guide, yet many don’t have one. Why are style guides so important? They ensure brand consistency throughout any collateral you produce – no matter who created it. Style guides (or brand bibles) contain all the necessary information to create whatever your company needs. Whether it be a website, advertisement, internal memo, or whatever else, this little document will make your life a breeze. So, if these guides are so important, why isn’t everyone on the bandwagon? The biggest reason is time. Style guides don’t…
  • Striking Letterhead Design: 20 Case Studies to Inspire You

    Janie Kliever
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s something timeless and elegant about using a custom-designed letterhead for your business (or personal) correspondence. Even if you never write letters by hand (the ultimate in personalization), even a typed letter looks more thoughtful and intentional when topped with a striking letterhead design. For businesses, a letterhead that features your branding gives you one more way to impress clients and make your company more memorable. The nice thing about creating a letterhead is that it can be applied to more than just letters: digital documents, emails, newsletters, invoices,…
  • Brochure Design: 25 Tips to Create Marketing Materials That Sell

    Caitlin Jordan
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    We’ve all received brochures from various businesses and most of the time they all have one thing in common — they’re boring. Whether they’re packed with so much information you feel like you’re about to read a full length novel, or so plain you feel like you’re sitting in the dentist’s office, brochures tend to get a bad rap. They may be chock full of important stuff, but unless you can get someone to pick it up and read it, it doesn’t matter how great the content inside is. Here are 25 ways to step up your brochure design game and ensure your information will be shared. 01.
 
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  • Oreo Art

    Toxel.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Beautiful artworks on delicious Oreo cookies by talented artist Tisha Cherry. Oreo cream filling shaped to look like objects, characters, and landscapes. Also check out: 3D Coffee Art, Banana Carvings, and Sushi Art
  • PlayStation Controller Table

    Toxel.com
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Unique coffee table made by Scott Blackwell of WoodCurve looks like Sony PlayStation 3 controller. DualShock 3 controller table with glass cover and hidden compartment for video games. PS3 table handcrafted out of high quality Birch plywood. Also check out: Floppy Disk Table and The Abyss Table
  • Gizmo Skirt

    Toxel.com
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Eye-catching skirt looks like adorable creature from the 1984 Gremlins movie. Gizmo Gremlins Skirt designed by Brian Lichtenberg. Priced at $2,100. Gremlins Skirt Also check out: Cat Stockings and Hug Me Jacket
  • Edible Coffee Cups

    Toxel.com
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Customers of KFC fast food restaurants in United Kingdom will soon be able to order delicious coffee in edible cookie cups. Drink your morning coffee and then eat the “cookie cup” wrapped in edible heat-resistant paper made of sugar and white chocolate. Edible Cup Also check out: 3D Coffee Art and World’s Largest Coffee Cup
  • Wooden Bike

    Toxel.com
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Unique bicycle designed by Paul Timmer was crafted out of solid ash wood. Wooden handlebar and bicycle frame held together by 3D printed parts. Bicycle made of wood absorbs vibrations and provides comfortable ride. Wooden Bicycle Also check out: Bike Shelf and Transparent Bicycle
 
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    Yanko Design

  • Capsules of Light

    Troy Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    The Ignite light is a fresh take on the emergency torch that strays from the bulky body, opting for a sleeker yet equally effective form. The modular design is intended for a multitude of purposes, including power outages, roadside breakdowns, or recreational camping. Simple separate the two halves of the capsule to automatically activate the LEDs. One half provides a directional beam for spotlighting and the other a diffused glow for reading or illuminating a dark workspace. Designer: Saumya Arora - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE -…
  • Phones of Future Past

    Radhika Seth
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. In the past 20 years we’ve had to say goodbye to so much. Which makes seeing them again an absolutely exhilarating feeling. The Commodore conceptual smartphone is an ode to a tech-lover’s oldest friend. Built to serve the future, but actually a window into a golden past, the phone is sure to give you “dem feels”. Designer: Giving Shape Author: Sarang Sheth - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at…
  • A Shopaholic’s Christmas

    Radhika Seth
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    If you’ve lived in a hostel, you’ve definitely tried to hang more than one item of clothing on a single wardrobe hook. My record is three shirts, one hook. You tend to find ways to maximize usage, don’t you? The Orga Cart appeals to that nature. Designed to help you carry everything (believe me, I’m not exaggerating), the cart has mods for every possible scenario, making it easier to shop till you drop. This cart’s perfect for that monster of a human being who does all their year’s shopping in one day, while people like me wait in line for an hour just to…
  • Clasp and Cook

    Radhika Seth
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    In light of everything being portable, it’s only fair that cooking stoves go that way too. The Clasp Range is a portable stove that is lightweight, easy to charge and totally ready for the go. Think camping, picnics and BBQ Parties and more, designed to fit both indoors and outdoors, I love the handgrip and collapsible elements to the design. Designers: Kinam Hwang, Mina Kim, Jisoo Koh & Suim Chois - 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! (Clasp and…
  • Avian-inspired Architecture

    Troy Turner
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    At the entrance of the landmark city of Mashhad, Iran, this “living architecture” is inspired by the birds inhabiting the city’s Imam Reza shrine, where tourists flock to take in the architecture & avian dwellers. Driving visitors are greeted by a 28 meter high pillar with moving wings powered when incoming vehicles drive over a subtle bump connected to system of cables & gears. Nestled amidst the ancient backdrop, this modern marvel stands out as both a tribute to one of the city’s historic attractions & a symbol of its importance in the world of…
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    Design Mom

  • Nova Natural Giveaway

    Design Mom
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    By Gabrielle. Hello, Friends. Who’s in the mood for a giveaway? I’ve got a great one for you today. You could win a $150 store credit to Nova Natural!! Nova Natural is one of my new sidebar sponsors, and I’m delighted to tell you about them, because I know you’ll love their wares. Nova Natural is all about raising kids in the most wholesome way possible. Think hand made wooden play sets, soft dolls, and the best eco-friendly art supplies. Think teething, mealtime and bath time products that don’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. Think products to help your…
  • What Beauty Task Have You Never Tried?

    Design Mom
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    By Gabrielle. Photo by Kristen Loken. When I was in Salt Lake City in January, I was getting my hair done at the hotel spa, and the stylist and I started chatting about facials. She’s a huge fan of facials and tries to schedule one every month. It’s her big luxury/splurge. I was nodding along and thinking Yes! Facials! Amazing! The Best!, when I suddenly laughed at myself because I’ve never had a facial and don’t even have a clear idea of what actually happens during a facial. From what I understand they can involve massage, steaming, exfoliating, masks, clearing of…
  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. Hello, Friends! How are you? How was your week? It was a good one at our house. Nothing too exciting, just the daily satisfying kind of stuff. (I love that stuff!) Next week will be busier — we have two birthdays coming up, plus a baptism. And it’s time to think about Easter plans as well, because it happens really early in April this year, and I know it’s going to catch me off guard if I wait till the end of the month. (Been there, done that.) If you need some inspiration, I put a whole bunch of Spring & Easter projects in the sidebar. I’m…
  • Which Box Do You Mark?

    Design Mom
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    By Gabrielle. Portraits by Martin Schoeller for National Geographic. Last year, I was at the Mom 2.0 conference, and Karen Walrond (you might know her as Chookooloonks), and I had a discussion about how she felt about the term “black”. She said she prefers it, because she’s not from Africa and doesn’t identify as an African-American. She would be fine being called Caribbean-American because she grew up in Trinidad, but Caribbean-American doesn’t seem to be a common usage term. I was thinking of that conversation as I filled out a survey from our school district…
  • Design Mom Book: Cover Design

    Design Mom
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    By Gabrielle. Photos by me and Sarah Hebenstreit. As promised, here’s a post about how the cover design came to be for the Design Mom Book. (Did I mention you can pre-order it now?) It started with an email. My editor, Lia Ronnen, sent me a this stock photo — black hands in a pattern — and wondered what I thought about it for a cover idea. It was so striking! I loved it immediately. I had known I wanted a cover photo that did not show an interior space, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to use instead. The hand pattern idea was perfect! It was graphically interesting, made sense…
 
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  • Stop Having One-Hour Meetings

    Allison Stadd
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Xavier Mula Venture capitalist Brad Feld refuses to acquiesce to the typical one-hour meeting block. He’s found that meetings tend to fill up whatever amount of time you’ve allotted for them, thereby decreasing the productivity factor: If you schedule a meeting for an hour, it’s remarkable to me how often it takes an hour, even when it doesn’t need to. Three hour board meetings, especially when board members have traveled to them, take – wait for the drum roll – three hours. Just because your Outlook calendar defaults to one-hour meeting invitations, or the precedent in…
  • Stop Apologizing for Wanting Work/Life Balance

    behanceteam
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    On March 1, 2013, I got on a one-way flight to Kathmandu. Over the next few weeks, I crossed the Himalayas at 18,000 feet, got bathed by an elephant, checked Bhutan off my bucket list and learned to ride a scooter in Laos. I’ve traveled to more than 30 countries in the past 10 years alone, often escaping to some really remote places. I’ve also seen my share of 18-hour workdays. Of course, it’s my travel pics that people see on Facebook…not pics of me collapsing into bed at 2 a.m. and waking up at 6 to resume work. I’m often asked how I manage this, especially being a business…
  • James Franco: Create Your Community

    Stephanie Kaptein
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    As a teacher, James Franco who also acts, writes, produces and directs, advises his students to create a close team of diverse talents to work with instead of relying on the industry. During an interview with Variety’s Scott Foundas for Slamdance’s “Coffee with…” series, Franco speaks about how it can be frustrating as an actor to learn your trade when you’re dependent on others. Part of me was probably really frustrated by the fact that I really trained as an actor but I was still dependent on all these other people to work, to really apply my trade. Like I would have to get cast…
  • Want to Change the World? Start Your Day by Making Your Bed

    Tanner Christensen
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Photo by Mazzali via Flickr Newton’s First Law of Motion says that objects in motion tend to stay in motion. What is said about objects in motion is equally true of our ability to do our best work and make an impact, both in our professional lives and personal ones. It’s a lot less work to keep moving once you have momentum. Far easier than it is to try and slowly fight against every distraction or shortcoming that crosses your path. To start each day with a little momentum, Naval Admiral William H. McRaven reminds us that we should make our beds when we wake up: If you make your bed…
  • Use the 52/17 Rule to Maximize Productivity

    Hamza Khan
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Denis Lelic The human body isn’t designed to sit for eight hours at a stretch. Not only is it killing you, it’s hindering your productivity. But research shows that frequently standing up from your desk to take a break can actually improve it. Julia Gifford uses the time-tracking app DeskTime to study the habits of the most productive employees, and discovered a clear pattern: The most productive people work for 52 minutes at a time, then break for 17 minutes before getting back to it. . . The reason the most productive 10% of our users are able to get the most done during…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • A Design Film Festival 2015: Dior and I

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A Design Film Festival presented the Asia Premiere of Dior and I in Singapore from 17 - 25 Jan 2015. The documentary brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons? first haute couture collection as its new artistic director The event had 6 sold out screenings attended by over 1,800. Curatorial Direction, Creative Direction and Branding by Anonymous
  • Narratives

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Selected commissions from 2014
  • River Island x JP Braganza / Fashion Film

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Fashion film for the collection made by JP Braganza for River Island.
  • Wesley Mann

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Wesley Mann is an american portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. We helped Wesley redefine his visual identity, based on a simple yet bold wordmark, creating a scalable lockup to identity his beautiful portraits.
  • At The Academy

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    At The Academy was a print series published by Van Eaton Publishing.
 
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    WebUrbanist

  • Smart Space Solutions: 14 Innovative Japanese Home Interiors

    Steph
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] Extremely narrow lots and busy urban locations are no big deal for ingenious Japanese architects creating comfortable, daylight-filled residential interiors with a few crucial design tricks, like the use of staggered open platforms instead of closed-off rooms. Interior courtyards, faux facades concealing secret gardens, strategically placed windows and totally transparent walls make the most of limited space. Transparent House NA by Sou Fujimoto Few Japanese houses are quite as eccentric as this one – a multi-story, glassed-in home with no stairs,…
  • Snow Calligraphy: Reverse Graffiti Artist Tags Parked Vehicles

    Urbanist
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] For years, this graffiti calligrapher has made his mark around New York City, but some of his best work is reserved for special (and somewhat unpredictable) occasions, relying on seasonal snowfall. Known for his interior and exterior calligraphic murals as well as his signature snow pieces, Faust notes that virtually “everyone has an affinity for writing in the snow as a child. When most people grow up they lose the urge. I guess I just haven’t been able to shake it.” As with other forms of reverse graffiti, his…
  • Shafted: 10 Eerie Unused & Abandoned Mine Winding Towers

    Steve
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] When coal mines get the shaft, only abandoned winding towers remain to mark the places where Earth’s underground bounty was winched to the surface. Coal and metal ores are finite resources, the extraction of which requires a huge investment in machinery and infrastructure. When a site’s prime resource runs out, however, it often isn’t economically viable to move the massive infrastructure to a new location. Such was the case at the Winterslag coal mine in northeastern Belgium, which opened in 1917 and closed in 1988.
  • Gaza Strip Graffiti: Artist Banksy Tunnels Back Into Palestine

    Urbanist
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Well known for polarizing political artwork, the infamous street artist Banksy recently returned to the Middle East and filmed a short video about his new work while also commenting on the culture and conditions in a famously contentious place. Regarding a cat mural created on this trip, he writes: “a local man came up and said ‘Please — what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of…
  • Radically Surreal: A Strange World of Mind-Bending Illusions

    Steph
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Reality is malleable and nothing is quite as it seems in the surreal world of photographer Erik Johansson, who takes hundreds of photos of a single subject, merges them together and digitally manipulates them to produce optical illusions and the strangest of scenes. Often, these subjects are creating the illusions themselves, changing their environment in unexpected ways. A single woman spreads a snowy landscape by way of a giant white quilt, while a man climbs a ladder to erect pleasantly sunny surroundings like wallpaper to replace his dreary…
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  • Spider Light: Creepy-Crawly Lamp Clings with Magnetic Legs

    Stephanie
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This lamp seems to come to life in a way that might creep out all you arachnophobes out there, clinging to surfaces in a decidedly spider-like way. The SpYder light by design firm daast is a tripod lamp that can be attached to surfaces in a variety of ways, pointing the light wherever it's needed. Designers Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin of daast met while studying architecture, but paired up to work on design after discovering a shared passion for putting unusual materials to use in innovative ways. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Stretchy Chair is a Work of Art + a Comfy Resting Spot

    Delana
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It seems like there are two types of chairs: those that are nice to look at, and those that are comfy to sit in. The Twoface Chair from designer Christoph Massak, however, is both. The fabric mesh material that makes up the seat is soft and springy. When no one is sitting in the chair, it looks a bit like a modern art sculpture: all metal tubing and dark fabric. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Sans Stand: Modern Free-Hanging Chair + Hammock Design Cut & Paste Chair: 4 Seats Spliced into 1…
  • Watt a Bright Idea: Adjust Lamp’s Intensity With a Pulley

    Delana
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Polly, the pulley-style lamp from Diane Espiritu and Jeffrey Liu, gives you the freedom to adjust the position and strength of your lighting just by moving it up or down. The lamp's handcrafted porcelain body is complemented perfectly with hardwood pulley wheels and wall anchors. Brass hardware ties the whole lamp together. A 20-foot cotton-wrapped cord allows the lamp to move freely on the pulley system without causing worry that the cord will become worn or frayed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Make Your Own Lovely Modern Copper Hanging Light…
  • Reflective Teacups Ensure Always-Matching Saucer Sets

    Delana
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Maybe having a whole matching set of cups and saucers isn't exactly your cup of tea, but having cups that match the saucers they sit on is always a nice touch. These unusual cup and saucer sets from D-Bros ensure that your cup is always in perfect order with its saucer. At first glance, the cup and saucer sets look beautiful, but not entirely remarkable. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Automatic Steeping Mug Always Makes the Perfect Cuppa Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty Pizza Clippers: Excessive or Clever Kitchenware Design?
  • Fun House: Modern Play Space Features Wooden Swings

    Stephanie
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    A series of tiny wooden houses within a larger structure make up a bright, modern, wood-lined play space for kids and adults alike in Buenos Aires. Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante Arquitectos is a cafe offering 'fun houses' filled with swings, tents, hammocks and communal tables as well as more conventional cafe seating. Intended to inspire creativity and spontaneity, the design creates cool spaces for kids to hang out without relying on primary colors, plastic or any of the other visuals typically associated with such spaces. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related…
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    Customized Marketing

  • Preventing Spam

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

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

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

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

    Customized Marketing
    10 Dec 2013 | 8:34 pm
    Be sure to download the new app from Apple called 12 Days of Gifts.  As usual, Apple makes us smile!  This year they have an app that is available free for iPad and iPhone.  Each day they offer a free gift that is available for download for 24 hours.  Songs, apps, books, movies and more will be made available starting December 26.  Any guesses on the content?
 
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    Six Revisions

  • 7 CSS Tools You Should Be Using

    Jacob Gube
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    CSS is getting more and more complicated to write. Thankfully, there are tools that make the task of authoring CSS a little bit easier. From identifying errors in your stylesheets to presenting useful stats about your code, these online tools will undoubtedly help during CSS development. CSS Lint CSS Lint will point out syntax errors as well as highlight potential problems related to browser compatibility, performance, accessibility, and other areas of concern. The source code of CSS Lint is available on GitHub in case you want to run it offline on your computer or web server. Use for:…
  • The Big Changes to Pay Attention to in AngularJS 1.3

    Jacob Gube
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    AngularJS has evolved quite rapidly. Its latest release, version 1.3, nicknamed "superluminal-nudge", ushers in plenty of exciting features and improvements. The AngularJS GitHub source code repository contains a changelog that provides a brief, bulleted-list summary of all the changes that have occurred in the AngularJS project. However this article will only discuss the major changes in the newest stable release. We will delve into the new features and improvements in Angular 1.3 that, in my opinion, shouldn’t be ignored. Data Binding Options In previous versions of Angular,…
  • Design Strategies for Information Dashboards

    Jacob Gube
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    An information dashboard is a single-page display that presents key performance indicators in real-time. To make its content easier to read, a modern dashboard will often utilize information graphics such as charts and tables. When designed well, a dashboard should help you quickly see critical information and discover data patterns. Below are some tips and techniques for designing user-friendly dashboards. Display the Information Logically We know from usability studies that when we are shown a web page, our eyes generally start at the top-left region of the page. As we read the contents of…
  • 10 Tips for Prototyping Your Designs

    Jacob Gube
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Even though there’s a wide variety of prototyping techniques, they all share plenty of common ground. In this article, I’ve distilled years of prototyping tips and best practices from the best specialists in the field, as well as from our own experiences over at UXPin. Tailor the Prototype to Your Audience The type of prototype you present matters. What may work well for a session with your design and dev teams may not be as effective in a general staff meeting. It’s not so much about limiting what to present — since you want to involve and be transparent with all…
  • What No One Tells You About Working From Home

    Jacob Gube
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Let’s talk about what it’s really like to work from home. I’m sure you can easily imagine the benefits of being able to work at home, but until you’re actually there, it can be difficult to think of the downsides. As a person who has done it for more than 10 years, I’d like to talk about the myths, misconceptions and drawbacks of working from your own home. If you have a daily commute to a 9-5 job, you might have often dreamt about how green that grass is for the folks on the other side of the fence, the ones that work at home. Wouldn’t it be great? No long…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • 1100 Carded Wool Blanket by Roberta Licini

    Katie
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    It’s still cold outside, so here’s a very fashionable 100% carded wool blanket to keep you warm. Fair warning, though, it’s not cheap, partly because it looks like it should be hanging on the wall as an abstract art piece instead of on your bed as a blanket. You could probably even get away with wearing it out in public as a sort of sweater coat/wrap (if you’re brave), especially as it’s from fashion knitwear designer Roberta Licini. By: Roberta Licini Producer: Roberta Licini Edition: Open Edition Material: 100% Carded Wool Design Date: 2013 Production Date:…
  • Tre Side Table

    Katie
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    Good news: this little table is only $199 AUD. Bad news: It’s not available for international shipping. So, you’ll just have to befriend someone in Australia and ask them to ship it to you, because how you could pass up such a deal on a small, sleek side table? Made from powder coated steel and oak timber. Designed in Japan. 47 cm high x 42 cm diameter
  • Ruuto Vases

    Katie
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Delicate colors and various diamond-shaped sizes mean endless rearranging- in a fun sort of way. This sort of combination sets the Ruuto Vases firmly in the ‘excellent gift’ category. It takes seven craftsmen twenty four hours to create just one vase, as the colors require expert care and it takes time to create precise, square edges from lava-like liquid glass. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Have a look at Iittalia’s video below (from Dezeen) with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec describing their thoughts on the Ruuto collection. Hand wash. Designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec…
  • Friday Links

    Katie
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    For your future mouth: 3-D printed snacks Open source DS Kit 01 wall lamp: Kits by You For your wrist: Fake Roley Wasted space or effing cool entryway? Tubakuba Mountain Hub Germinate your avocado pits (easily): AvoSeedo For the kiddos: Minimal Walnut Step Stool For the walls: Paper Trophies Here’s one way to spread the word. Revolution Bike Stamp   Have a nice weekend.
  • Underfuse Iron-On Reflective Strips

    Katie
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Does your favorite workout gear have reflective strips? Mine certainly don’t, but that’s about to change. Underfuse Iron-On Reflective Strips are easy to apply and will help make sure you don’t get run over by a bus/truck/inattentive driver when you’re out walking your dog or running at night. Iron a few strips on your jacket, bag, or workout clothes and stay visible. Also, Underfuse also has an iron-on pocket for your smartphone and/or keys, just in case you’d like to further customize your clothing. -Reflective strips are permanent and will last the lifetime of…
 
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    Uncrate

  • 2017 Audi R8

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Developed from the ground up, the 2017 Audi R8 is a fitting sequel to the four-ringed original. This second generation model is lighter than its predecessor, and is powered by...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    No micro SD slot. No user-accessible battery. And no Apple branding. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge takes a page from Cupertino's book to deliver a metal and glass phone that's...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Mountain Modern

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    Not everyone wants to live at sea level. Not everyone wants to live in a rustic hideout, either. Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes in High Places celebrates the art of bringing...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • HTC Vive VR Headset

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Valve knows how to make great games. So we're guessing that the HTC Vive VR Headset, which it co-developed, will be a better than average gaming headset. Powered by SteamVR,...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • SenseFly Exom Drone

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Until now, there's been one big problem with most drones: human operation. The SenseFly Exom Drone looks to overcome the limitations of our clumsy thumbs by relying on a host...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    Outblush

  • Soleri Dress in Rose

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    We're not advocating vegetable theft, but the pockets on this Soleri Dress ($148) are perfect for stashing cherry tomatoes and snap peas from the farmers market. This entire linen confection...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Ovenly: Sweet and Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We will neither confirm nor deny the allegations that we purchased this cookbook ($22) from one of Brooklyn's most revered bakeries because the cake on the cover made us salivate....Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Dailey Embellished Sandals

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    We can't wait to get our feet into a pair of Dailey Embellished Sandals ($130) by Sam Edelman. The cowhide uppers make them a soft, flexible choice and the rhinestones...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Eylure Katy Perry Feline Fierce Lashes

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    We know your attention during the halftime show was 100% on dancing sharks, but did you know that in addition to her Hot Dog on a Stick uniform, Katy Perry...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Boheme Ceramic Candle

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    The winter keeps us all shut up in our homes, where the air gets stale and smelly until we can all throw open the windows on a mild day. While...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • How To Design Usable Audio & Video Media Players

    Jake Rocheleau
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Advertise here with BSAIf you’ve been living under a rock in Bikini Bottom for the past fifteen years then allow me to explain website media. You see, the Internet used to be a place dedicated to text and conversations. Eventually text & images blurred together. But at the turn of the 21st century Internet speeds were still very slow, thus streaming media wasn’t a reliable option.Fast-forward to modern times and you have access to streaming video services right at your fingertips. Putting aside free video hosting services you can also stream movies and television through…
  • 25 Sketch Freebies for Web & Graphic Designers

    Jake Rocheleau
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    Advertise here with BSAAnyone who’s been keeping up with design news should know about Sketch. It’s a tightly-focused piece of software with an emphasis on UI design. The program is developed for OS X by Bohemian Coding with a palette of tools that mirror Photoshop and Illustrator. Although the program is meant for interfaces you can build anything including icons and simple graphics.This gallery includes 25 freebies released for Sketch. Although not everyone is using Sketch, many designers are jumping onto the bandwagon because it’s cheaper and easier than Adobe products.
  • Start Your Day with These Awesome Be Theme Website Examples

    iulian
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Advertise here with BSAWe know you’re busy. Yet, before you get on with your projects of the day, help yourself to a visual espresso for the creative minds. Take a couple of minutes to see some inspiring examples of websites made with the Be Theme. Explore a series of functioning websites and a variety of useful layouts that are easy to customize.Keep scrolling if:You want to hit the Refresh button on the forefront of your mind (and right now you really wish you had such a button) You want to put a rush on your web design projects You want to be ready for any clientIt’s not a secret that…
  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Digital Magazine iPhone App UI

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThere’s a growing need for handy UI freebies and resources dedicated to iPhone app design. To fill this gap I’ve created DigiMag – a free iPhone app UI designed in Photoshop. The interface has been created specifically for iOS 8 using the new iPhone 6 screen dimensions.Feel free to download a copy of this PSD and use for any design project. The whole interface is organized using guides and layer groups in Photoshop. It’s easy to work with and perfect for learning how to design your own mobile UI from scratch.Download PSDDownload PSDThis PSD uses…
 
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Parra + Arkitip + Wood Wood Teeshirt

    Arkitip, Inc.
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:26 pm
    As we continue to organize the studio year after year we found items that we have enough of in our archives to release for sale. These Parra + Arkitip + Wood Wood tees were produced in a small production for the opening of Parra’s “I like the painting but I will get the teeshirt” Pop Up Store at Wood Wood in Berlin Germany, 2009. Brand new, never worn, never sold online, only in store for the duration of the exhibition. You can find them on our Arkitip eBay Auction page, enjoy.
  • Harry Gesner

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Visit entry to view embedded video. Harry Gesner
  • TXT Books

    Irwin Tobias Matutina
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    TXTbooks is an artist-run independent publishing initiative based in Brooklyn, NY. The collaborative effort is comprised of Robert Blair, Thomas Colligan, Nichole Shinn, & Kurt Woerpel. If you would like to collaborate on an art book, illustration, public art project or any other creative endeavor, send them an email. 2014 – Right Now
  • Filippo Minelli

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Silence / Shapes, Filippo Minelli.
  • New York Tundra

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — The arctic view from New York where pitches have been frozen over for a record-breaking three weeks and counting.
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    Core77 Rss Feed

  • The Sweater Stone, Patagonia, Product Longevity, and How to Keep Customers for Life

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    "Sustainability" is a popular buzzword, but I think we should also consider "longevity." When a company has sustainable practices but you must re-buy their products every few years, it seems obvious that we should be leaning more towards longevity.This is Patagonia's Men's Better Sweater Hoody, which I purchased three years ago for $159:Because my apartment is freezing and I spend a lot of time outside in the winter, I wear it literally every day from the start of November to mid-March, a solid 4.5 months, every year. From a functionality standpoint it's lightweight, warm, has handwarmer…
  • Embracing the Wild World of Wearables

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    There’s something about the current design buzzword, “wearables,” that is spectacularly mesmerizing. As a tech nerd, I’ve seen it coming for some time, and have been intrigued to see its recent explosion in new product launches and popular media coverage. When the UP band from Jawbone emerged on the market in 2011, I had one of the very first, dutifully tracking steps, exploring sleep and otherwise trying to use and misuse this new type of device. I have also tried the FuelBand, the Fitbit, the Pebble Smartwatch and many other first generation products that have joined my collection…
  • Tech Specs: Thomas Murray, Senior Industrial Designer at Bresslergroup

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    This is the first of our ten Tech Specs interviews. Read the series introduction here.Name: Thomas MurrayJob title: Senior Industrial Designer at Bresslergroup in Philadelphia (and industrial design blogger at StudioClues)Background: I've been at Bresslergroup for two years now. Previously, I worked at a design firm called Design Central in Columbus, Ohio. And before that, I was an industrial designer at Stanley Black & Decker for about seven years. Computer setup: I have a Windows 7 tower with a 24-inch Wacom Cintiq. I don’t use an additional monitor, just the…
  • Introducing 'Tech Specs,' Our Interview Series on Designers' Digital Tools

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    In Core77’s 2015 Tech-tacular—launching today!—we’ll be reviewing some of the latest software offerings for industrial designers, as well as considering the wider implications of wearables, autonomous automobiles, so-called Smart Cities and other big-picture design-tech developments.But we also wanted to know what kinds of digital tools contemporary designers are actually using on a day-to-day basis. So we got in touch with ten designers from different industries, and asked them each a batch of questions about their computer setups, most-used software, favorite apps, biggest tech…
  • Welcome to the Core77 Tech-tacular!

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Illustration by Kelsey Dake for Core77.With the January rush of CES and NAIAS behind us and SxSWi just a few weeks away, this is the time to reflect on the state of design and technology. Oftentimes, these types of events raise more questions than they resolve, sometimes they are more underwhelming than enlightening. Nonetheless, these industry gatherings always give us the pulse of the now and a glimpse of future. At Core77, we’re taking this moment to celebrate the now with a new site design, take stock of the past as we mark our 20 year anniversary as the premier online resource for…
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    Presentation Zen

  • The key to storytelling is in the giving, not the getting

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

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

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

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

    Garr
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    If you are any kind of fan of Bill Murray at all, then you will enjoy this interview he did with Howard Stern last week. Murray, who is famously hard to get a hold of, does not do a lot of interviews like this, so it was a rare treat. It's not a performance. This is just two guys talking, but there are some gems in there and even a few bits relevant for presenters and speakers of all types. You can listen to the audio here, but I highlight two of the more relevant points for presenters below. On story and storytellingAt 18:55 in the audo track above Howard asks Bill how it is that he makes…
 
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    decor8

  • Sunday Suppers Book + Interview With Author Karen Mordechai

    decor8
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    I’m so very pleased to share this lovely cookbook, Sunday Suppers, and author Karen Mordechai with you today. Karen is such a force – a talented woman who wears many hats in her business yet does it with such style and ease (and a warm smile) that you’d never know just how much work it really takes to run her company. In our chat today you’ll soon see that Karen’s passion motivates her to work so hard, to keep her business fresh, to propel it forward. With the support of her husband and the close relationship that she has built with her little…
  • 23 Great Rooms By Photographer Brittany Ambridge for Domino

    decor8
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:24 am
    I’ve had the nicest exchange with photographer Brittany Ambridge this week, who was so pleased that I wanted to feature her on decor8. It’s always a delight when you write to someone looking to run a story about their work and they reply with such heartfelt words of thanks and are genuinely cooperative and nice. In fact, she updated her online portfolio just so I could share her latest so you are able to see some fresh views of gorgeous spaces she has shot from California to France. I also learned something quite interesting when speaking to Brittany… First, she is the sole…
  • 8 Ways To Decorate With Marsala: Pantone Color of the Year 2015

    decor8
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    I’m not so sure about these colors of the year lately, are you? Last year, Pantone told us that radiant orchid (post here) was all the rage. Now color experts Pantone are now celebrating marsala for 2015 which is somewhere between a dressed up version of terra cotta and a less intense merlot. For fashion, I can see it – a nice marsala lip or nail works for Autumn just perfectly. But for the home, well that’s a harder sell for  me. In fact, this is a hard post to write because marsala doesn’t appeal to me but since I like to challenge myself, I wanted to…
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    Chris Wallace

  • How to Get a Job in Tech

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

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

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

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

    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…
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    PagePlane.com

  • Did you notice the nominee title sequences at this year's Oscars?

    chuck
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    I'm sure millions of folks who watched the Oscars last week paid no special attention to the graphic design of the title sequences used to introduce nominees. In a case like the Achedemy Awards, with so much visual imagery, graphic design is like the soundtrack of a movie—you might not notice it, but without it, you'd certainly sense that something about the experience was missing. But I'm guessing most of the folks reading this, couldn't help but notice the 2015 title sequences, created under the guiding hand of Henry Hobson—they were stellar. Thanks for Chris Miller for pointing…
  • I used Photoshop before it had colors...

    chuck
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    Just kidding—it has always had color. But, believe it or not, it once did not have layers or history. And I recall, with some degree of pain, how long it took me to simply grasp the concepts involved in making the transition from analog to digital in the late 80s and early 90s. This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Photoshop—along with programs like PageMaker, among the most world-changing software applications yet invented. Desktop publishing certainly, completely redefined graphic design, typography, printing, and photography. To celebrate, let's take a look back... A…
  • If you've been in business for 25 years, you're probably doing something right...

    chuck
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    If you appreciate good insights into business and marketing, you'll appreciate The Distance—an online magazine established and sponsored by 37signals (makers of Basecamp). This is not a promotion for Basecamp. As a matter of fact, the companies profiled are not 37signal customers. Here, in part, is how Jason Fried, the co-founder of 37signals, introduced "The Distance" in an article from the July/August issue of Inc. Magazine. "I recently decided to actively seek out private companies that have been in business at least 25 years and see what we could learn from them. We're going to…
  • If you've been in business for 25 years, you're probably doing something right...

    chuck
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:05 pm
    If you appreciate good insights into business and marketing, you'll appreciate The Distance—an online magazine established and sponsored by 37signals (makers of Basecamp). This is not a promotion for Basecamp. As a matter of fact, the companies profiled are not 37signal customers. Here, in part, is how Jason Fried, the co-founder of 37signals, introduced "The Distance" in an article from the July/August issue of Inc. Magazine. "I recently decided to actively seek out private companies that have been in business at least 25 years and see what we could learn from them. We're going to…
  • How to commit to a creative life

    chuck
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    From his new book on creativity, How to Fly a Horse, Kevin Ashton discusses how great creativity requires a moment when you commit to the craft. How to commit to a creative life by Kevin Ashton... Ashton on the Internet of Things... Buy How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from MyFonts.com. (A little tip: Look closely at the listings, some include one or two weights or widths you can add to your cart for free)... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design Briefing
 
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    ABCD Design

  • Interesting Reads {Link Love}

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

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

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

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Cooks Illustrated Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2) Ingredients: 1 lb red potatoes cut in quarters (1/2in size bites) 1 large onion, chopped (this should equal about 1 cup) 1/2 lb Chorizo Sausage cut into 1/4in slices 4 teaspoons minced Garlic Cloves (I always add a little extra!) 16 oz clam stock (They sell it frozen in my market. You can also substitute 16oz clam juice, available near the canned tuna section.) 1 can diced tomatoes, drained. 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 1/2 lbs cod filets 1/2 lbs raw shrimp peeled and deveined (Make sure there are at least two shrimp for every guest you plan to…
  • {Do you know?} Farmhouse Pottery

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

  • Some basics of operation.

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whilst I use mapping for strategic play, to remove duplication and bias, for communication (removing business vs IT alignment issues), for finding common services, for organisational learning,  for risk management (especially contracts), for ensuring correct methods are applied, for combating inertia ... there's a lot ... I also use mapping for some pretty simple operational stuff.tl;dr If you've been following my posts or talks on the subject over the last decade, you've heard this umpteen times before, so switch off now. This is really for those relatively new to the topic (where…
  • What's wrong with my private cloud ...

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    These days, I tend not to get too involved in cloud (having retired from the industry in 2010 after six years in the field) and my focus is on improving situational awareness and competition  (in my view a much bigger problem) through techniques such as mapping.  I do occasionally stick my oar into the cloud due to some very elementary mistakes that appear. One of those has raised its head again, namely the cost advantages / disadvantages of private cloud.First, private cloud was always a transitional play which would ultimately head to niche unless a functioning competitive market…
  • An extra dollop of hubris to go with my hubris ... on AI

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:40 pm
    First, I find it exceptional hubris to assume that we will create artificial intelligence before it emerges. However, even if we somehow accept that we're masterful enough to beat random accident to the race then the idea that we will be able to control it makes me shudder.Any mathematical model (and that includes any computer program) is subject to Godel's Theorem of Incompleteness. Basically, we can't provably show a model is true within the confines of the model itself. What that means in plain English is that mistakes / bugs / unforeseen circumstances will happen. There is no way to…
  • On the two forms of disruption

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    I've posted on this topic before but I thought it was worth re-iterating. There is not one but at least two different forms of disruption. Don't confuse them.To explain the two types, it's best to use a map and then look at the characteristics of both types. In figure 1, I've provided a very simple map from a customer (the user) who has a need for a component activity (A) which in turn needs a component (B) which in turns needs component C and so on. Each component is shown as a node in the map with interfaces as links.Figure 1 - a Basic Map.For more information on :-1. How to map, see…
  • All for the want of a telephone call ...

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Many many moons ago I used to run security for a retail company. It was an interesting time, some fairly thorny problems but the biggest issue I faced was the culture that had established in the company. The cause of the issue was policy mixed with rumour.Years before I arrived, one employee had managed to clock up a moderate telephone bill due to personal calls. Someone had noticed. They had then gone on to estimate a total cost to the company of people making personal phone calls. A policy was introduced "no personal calls to be made at work".It didn't take long for the rumour mill to…
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    House Enthusiast

  • New Small-House book tidbits: Retreat inspiration

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

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

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

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

    Katie Hutchison
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Corrugated metal, often used as roofing, serves as siding here.In my upcoming small-houses book, a few of the houses cleverly adapt materials for different uses. Metal roofing, for instance, on a house might appear as siding on an outbuilding, or vice versa. In both appliations, the metal is highly durable. Its use in different locations can help tie different buidlings or different elements of one building together. Since there's a huge range of metal products that are adaptable to both installation types, there's plenty of room to get creative, all while potentially unifying a…
 
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  • 12 Logos Selected for Logo Lounge Book 9

    Jacob Cass
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    LogoLounge is the one of the most respected and best-selling logo design book series in the world and I’m happy to share that 12 logos of mine were selected to be published in the upcoming LogoLounge Book 9. The 22,000 submissions were juried by a pedigree panel of logo design giants and only 2000 of the world’s top logos made the cut. The 12 selected logos include work done for clients; Ireland Group Real Estate, Boarding & Beyond, The Tasty Baker, Welcome Smiles, Max Square, Cherokee Charters, Spice Sage, Purple Heist, Phone Division and Artistic Highways. Thank you to Bill…
  • Eyestrain and Weight Gain: How to Avoid Common Risk Factors of a Desk Job

    Jacob Cass
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Kristeen Cherney. Desk jobs are commonplace in a world that increasingly relies on computers and technology. For many, a desk is the office, especially if you freelance or telecommute. The advantages of working on the computer are numerous, ranging from better time management to even setting your own hours, in some cases. As society becomes more computer dependent, it’s hard to deny the possible risk factors of a desk job. Eyestrain and weight gain are among the most prevalent health concerns for desk workers, but this doesn’t mean you’re doomed to…
  • The Most Extensive & High Quality Design Resource Bundle Ever

    Jacob Cass
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Followers of this blog know that I love sharing valuable design resources, whether they be free or at a heavily discounted rate, such as this one. This bundle is one that you definitely have to check out as it bundles the very best resources across every category – from fonts, to vectors, textures, brushes, mockup templates, scene creators, effects packs and more! DesignCuts have been negotiating this bundle for over four months and it’s 2 to 3 times the size of their regular bundles while still being 98% off. That’s $1409 worth for just $29 and that includes extended licensing too!
  • Content Marketing in 2015: Trends Are A-Changing

    Jacob Cass
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    This article has been contributed by Haley Osborne. Focusing content on current trends and newsworthy stories keeps you at the forefront of what’s hot as well as at the front of your customer’s requirements. Of course, the trick is being able to produce quality content quickly and be ahead of competitors. While many content marketing techniques remain unchanged, new trends and approaches to content appear every year, making us test and develop and implement new marketing strategies. See what’s ahead for 2015. Social Media Mash Up The year 2014 ushered in the practice of integrating…
  • Free Vector EPS Pack of Flat Office Icons + Win More!

    Jacob Cass
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Everyone loves a good freebie, so now’s your chance! Get not one, but two amazing flat icon packs focused around an office theme. Things like monitors, envelopes, address books, pens, paper and more. These packs, exclusive to Just Creative, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, meaning you can use as you like, even commercially. The zips include a PNG file, a PSD file, AI formats and EPS files. Download them by clicking on the pictures below. WIN Premium UI Kits & Resources! See the bottom of this post to see how you can win a year’s…
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  • TCLA is now open on Supermarket!

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

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

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

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:51 pm
    If you want to feel young at heart and carefree, no matter how old you are wear one or all these bracelets. They are light, bright, and fun!
  • Vintage Revival

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    I stumbled on these beautiful vintage beads while walking in NYC. I was not in a shopping mood (very strange) but they just pulled me and you know the rest. I wanted the beads to do all the talking so I designed them in a very simple but delicate pattern. Vintage inspired, elegant but also earthy/boho chic.
 
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  • Instagrams by Rauf Yasit

    antonliberant
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Rauf Yasit is a talented freelance photographer, designer and art director based in Berlin, Germany. After years of working in different Design Agencies in Germany and Switzerland, he now freelance. via instagram.photogrist.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Vineyard Villa by GASS Architecture Studios

    Daniel Art
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    The name of the property Hillside is given not in vain – the place offers stunning natural surroundings, situated on a mountain slope and nestled between river bend, rolling vineyards and a Koppie- small granite hill, the place appearance is interesting and balanced combination of vintage farmhouse and modern South African architecture. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Landscape Photography by Matthew Arnold

    antonliberant
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Matthew Arnold is a photographer living in New York City. He graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he studied photography and offset lithography. via landscape.photogrist.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Cross Cat, Defragged and KiteManta T-shirts Designs from

    tvj
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Cross Cat T-shirt Design by paul stickland a.k.a. StrangeStore Hüman / United Kingdom / Member Since December 2014 A very brooding dark cross cat, not grumpy, cross, very cross… Cat photograph by Paul Stickland You can check out more on here. Defragged Design by Eduardo Tamayo a.k.a. kdeuce Hüman / United States / Member Since July 2008 Defragged is the neon contest winner and the perfect neon skull tee. A defragmented skull explodes up this black tee. Elements cascade in an abstract line and make for a very cool tee. Printed with discharge inks, this neon winner is going to be a popular…
  • Concept Art by Tregis

    Matt Watts
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Collection of inspiring concept illustrations by Tregis. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • South Africa: Africa’s country of opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sebastian Weiss

    AJ
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Hamburg based architecture photographer Sebastian Weiss.
  • Sawdust

    AJ
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    London based creative agency Sawdust, a partnership between Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton, produce stylish typography and branding.
  • Goto Atsuko

    AJ
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Stunning detail in the work of Japanese artist Goto Atsuko.
  • Alistair Tucker

    AJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    British landscape painter Alistair Tucker.
  • Danila Tkachenko

    AJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Beautiful work by documentary photographer Danila Tkachenko.
 
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  • PARIS MAPPED IN STYLE - Berlin, London, New...

    evermade
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    PARIS MAPPED IN STYLE - Berlin, London, New York, San Francisco and now Paris. Evermade Hand Drawn Maps. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Me and My Moulton - A film by Torill Kove which...

    NOTCOT
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Me and My Moulton - A film by Torill Kove which was nominated for an Oscar this year. The shorts are hilarious! In "5 Sure Signs Your Parents Were Architects" - you can easily swap architect for modern design lover. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • 11 days in 100 Instagrams - our Alberta Winter...

    NOTCOT
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    11 days in 100 Instagrams - our Alberta Winter Adventure all in one big page! From Edmonton/Calgary finds to Ice Climbing, Dog Sledding, luxury hotels, delicious treats and more... (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • StencilBox founded in Barcelona, it is designed...

    evasee
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    StencilBox founded in Barcelona, it is designed by and for graphic artists in response to the need for conservation of the stencil that enables mass reproduction of a graphic work. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • ÉTOILE design by Adriano Rachele for Slamp -...

    slamp
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    ÉTOILE design by Adriano Rachele for Slamp - like a ballerina’s tutu as it lifts and falls in response to the dancer. This exuberant lamp is made from our refractive layers of Lentiflex® combined with LED light sources. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
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  • 11 days in 100 Instagrams: Winter in Alberta

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    This post is part of our special NOTCOT Alberta Great Escape series thanks to our friends at Travel Alberta. In Part I, we roadtripped up from LA for a fall adventure. In Part II, we are experiencing all that Alberta Winter has to offer! Follow the series to see what inspires us along the way! First things first - THANK YOU, Travel Alberta! I’m sad to say our Alberta adventures have come to a close. It has been a fantastic journey - exploring incredible places, meeting amazing people, doing new things, and road tripping to clear our minds, and get reinvigorated for the second decade of…
  • Parks Canada Logos - Cave and Basin

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This post is part of our special NOTCOT Alberta Great Escape series thanks to our friends at Travel Alberta. In Part I, we roadtripped up from LA for a fall adventure. In Part II, we are experiencing all that Alberta Winter has to offer! Follow the series to see what inspires us along the way! Going through tons of pictures from our Alberta winter adventure the hardest part is deciding what to share! So many stories, so many things we’ve seen and done… so using my fall back question for post decision making: “Would I want 90 year old me to remember this?” - I have to…
  • Operation Window Seat: LA + NOTCOT HQ!

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    The YYC - LAX flight had a gorgeous path through the rockies and cruised the coast along LA. This last trip, i had some stranger LA questions than usual - hearing “Is this your first time in snow?” and “Do you live downtown/in the city?” and “Do you like ocean or mountains?” I’ve also had so many people assume that NOTCOT is based in NY, SF, LONDON, and so many other places over the years… So to set the record straight - NOTCOT is based in LA! I’m a born and raised LA kid who has bounced around all over and landed back in LA the last few…
  • Ice Screw Apple Corer + Apple Ribbon Galette

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    On random inspiration from our Ice Climbing Adventure in Johnston Canyon last week - i feel ridiculous saying this - but when i was playing with the ice screws that we were hanging from, all i could think was… APPLE CORER! The one i’d been using previously was hard to aim accurately (honestly, most apples don’t have perfectly vertical cores!), sprayed a mess of juice all over, and were hard to get the cores out of. The ice climbing screws are precision engineered to make a perfect hole and displace the ice out of the center. The Black Diamond Express Ice Screw even has a…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    This week’s inspiration!!! Well, just a tiny portion of what’s been getting us excited around the physical and digital world. Click the pics to find out more about any of them! See lots more at NOTCOT.org. (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • SOFTlab creates immersive climbing experience in hollywood’s rise nation

    nick brink I designboom
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    the client, a climbing conditioning studio founded by celebrity trainer jason walsh, wanted something to aid with his high-impact fitness regiments. The post SOFTlab creates immersive climbing experience in hollywood’s rise nation appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • expanding lujac desautel SALT yacht overlaps environment with the sea

    tim spears I designboom
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    lujac desautel's 'SALT' yacht transforms with folding steps and a glass facade, to engage the watercraft and passengers with the sea. The post expanding lujac desautel SALT yacht overlaps environment with the sea appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • design/buildLAB completes a prefabricated baseball pavilion in virginia

    philip stevens I designboom
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    in clifton forge, virginia, 15 third year undergraduate architecture students from virginia tech university have completed the construction of a prefabricated baseball pavilion named 'the sharon fieldhouse' The post design/buildLAB completes a prefabricated baseball pavilion in virginia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee

    nick brink I designboom
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    the injuries depicted on 'boo-boos' bandages are disgusting, but so much fun. The post boo-boos, the bandaid that hurts to look at, by sherwood forlee appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • mecanoo maps out delft train station with undulating vaulted ceiling

    philip stevens I designboom
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    comprising a series of aluminum fins, the station's ceiling displays a large abstracted map of the region dating from 1877. The post mecanoo maps out delft train station with undulating vaulted ceiling appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • On Trend: Black and White in Home Decor

    Becky
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Black and white provides that bold graphic punch that never goes out of style. You can stick with strictly the two colors (well, technically, white is the absence of color and black is all of the colors, or I think I learned something like that in art class, but I digress … ), or you can add dashes of other colors. Bold orange, taxicab yellow, royal blue and turquoise are just a few favorites I like to use with black and white around my own home. Whatever you chose, here are ten picks of the combination at its best. Design Letters Letter T Teapot with Lid. The typography on these…
  • Junkin’ in Georgia

    Becky
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    I know we feature very clean-lined contemporary and modern designs here at Design Public, but in order to make a design interesting, all white walls and rectilinear lines need something, well for lack of a better word, junky. I’m talking rusty and crusty. photo from Fort Indian Springs Antique & Flea Market Facebook page, all other photos by Becky Harris Yesterday, I took a trip down to Fort Indian Springs Antique & Flea Market and found myself imagining the kind of spaces where a collection of rusty wrenches, a big crusty turquoise sign that said “CARPE” or a Buddy…
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Becky
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Hey all, we’re not so into the usual hearts and candies and teddy bears (or if we are, we don’t want to admit it). Instead, we thought we’d share this amazing heart, composed of every flag in the United Nations. It was made by crew on the Greenpeace boat, The Arctic Sunrise, as a call for global action to protect the Arctic. Hope all of your days are filled with love. And hearts, candies and teddy bears, if that’s what floats your boat. And if you’re not spending your dough on that stuff, think about a donation to savethearctic.org in honor of someone you love.
  • Sale! Save on Cerno

    DesignPublic.com
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    We’re kicking off a killer sale on Cerno. From now through March 1, 2015, Cerno Lighting is 15% off. Cerno’s selection includes table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights and sconces. Cerno’s products are made of sustainably forested wood, and they are made in California.  The fact that they are LED makes them energy efficient. In other words, it’s a feel good purchase, which cancels out any guilt about treating yourself, OK? It’s hard to pick a favorite, but here’s a preview.  Cerno Valeo Floor Lamp. This functional work of art makes a massive statement…
  • Good Sites To Visit During Black History Month

    Becky
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    February is Black History Month in the U.S. I’ve been selecting movies to watch and re-watch like 12 Years a Slave and Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and  it’s gotten me thinking about some of the best sites to visit to commemorate black history in our country (The King Center is right down the street from me, I need to get off the sofa and revisit it this month). From historic sites to museums, from libraries to monuments, here are just a handful of significant places to reflect on our country’s complicated history of race relations. In light of recent events, I…
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    Fubiz™

  • The Sardinera House

    Donnia
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Le studio d’architecture espagnol Ramón Esteve Estudio a imaginé la maison de vacances « The Sardinera » face à la Mer Méditerranée, sur une île d’Espagne située entre El Portixol et Cala Blanca. Le design de la résidence a été pensé sur un principe de vues panoramiques sur l’horizon dans la plupart des pièces : véranda, salon et chambres. Photos by Mariela Apollonio.
  • Abstract Sci-fi Paintings

    Daniella
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Trygve Faste est un artiste américain qui s’appuie sur ses connaissances en mathématiques et informatique pour réaliser ces peintures hypnotiques. Donnant l’illusion d’être tridimensionnelles, ces compositions colorées en acryliques peuvent être interprétées comme des éléments abstraits ou comme des vaisseaux spatiaux issus d’un film de science-fiction. Plus dans la galerie.
  • Aerial Winter Landscapes Photography

    Daniella
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Dans la catégorie des photographies aériennes qu’il réalise avec talent, Bernhard Lang présente ici cette série de paysages enneigés vus du ciel. Des plaines recouvertes de neiges aux étendues de sapins blancs, après l’été, voici l’hiver, interprété à travers l’oeil de l’artiste. À découvrir en images.
  • People Covered with Honey

    Valentin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Voici une série de photographies réalisée par le photographe Blake Little. Intitulée « Preservation », le projet met en scène des portraits recouverts et dégoulinants de miel. Les modèles semblent être figés dans cette matière visqueuse, impuissants et réduits à des statues de substance sucré.
  • Architecture in Spain Photography

    Daniella
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Mikel Muruzabal est un studio basé à Pampelune et Barcelone spécialisé dans la photographie, la mode et la publicité. Fubiz a sélectionné plusieurs clichés capturés par le studio aux quatre coins de l’Espagne, offrant un sublime panorama de l’architecture contemporaine du pays par d’incroyables vues d’ensemble en passant par des focus sur des détails graphiques. Bilbao Arena Architects : Javier Pérez & Nicolás Espinosa. Centro de Convenciones Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) & The Barcelona Forum Building Barcelona, Spain CCIB Architect : Josep…
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  • Lyft rewards its drivers for picking you up more often

    Jon Fingas
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A ridesharing service only helps you out if drivers want to pick you up in the first place, and Lyft clearly knows it -- the company just countered Uber's new perk system with one of its own. Accelerate, as it's called, puts drivers in one of three s...
  • Scientists take detailed pictures of the smallest known life forms

    Jon Fingas
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Just how small can life get? Almost unbelievably small, if you ask a team of Berkeley Lab researchers. They've taken the first detailed electron microscope pictures of the tiniest bacteria known to date -- at a typical 0.009 cubic microns in volume, ...
  • What's on your HDTV: 'CSI: Cyber', 'Kimmy Schmidt' and 'American Crime'

    Richard Lawler
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Need a way to come back from your House of Cards weekend binge? This week we can present to you James Van der Beek and Shad Moss (fka Lil' Bow Wow) as part of the latest CSI spinoff, CSI: Cyber. Yup, that's a thing that is happening. Of course, if it...
  • Wannabe Elon Musks can 3D print their virtual spaceships

    Steve Dent
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    If you think you've got a bright future in spaceship design, the Kerbal Space Program simulator will quickly humble you -- beneath the playful surface is an accurate, unforgiving physics system. The lucky few that manage to get their virtual craft in...
  • Your phone now doubles as an Android TV game controller

    Jon Fingas
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    So you want to play games on your Android TV set, but you'd rather not shell out for a gamepad? You might not have to in the near future. Google has revealed that an upcoming update to Google Play Services will let you use your Android mobile devices...
 
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Five Reasons to Attend the UX Immersion Mobile Conference This April

    Lauren Cramer
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Conquer your mobile design challenges Attending the UX Immersion Mobile Conference in Salt Lake City, UT April 13–15 will be one of the best mobile UX training events you have ever attended. Here are 5 reasons why. The six workshop topics Responsive web design, native apps, experiencing mapping, adaptive design, atomic design, and responsive workflows all provide a deep dive on topics necessary to create delightful mobile user experiences. If you’re tackling any mobile design issues, these workshops are sure to address them. Each workshop leader has more than 10,000 hours…
  • UIETips: Atomic Design

    Jared Spool
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Brad Frost. He explains a methodology for creating design systems called Atomic Design. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In searching for inspiration and parallels, I kept coming back to chemistry. The thought is that all matter (whether solid, liquid, gas, simple, complex, etc) is comprised of atoms. Those atomic units bond together to form molecules, which in turn combine into more complex organisms to ultimately create all matter in our universe. Read the article: Atomic Design How do you use atomic design in your projects? Tell us…
  • See Accessibility as an Opportunity to Push Your Designs from Good Enough to Great

    Adam Churchill
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
      Join us on March 12, when Whitney Quesenbery returns to the virtual seminar program for her seminar, Better Accessibility through Your User Research. Making a web for everyone means applying all of our design research tools to include people with a broader range of capabilities. Whitney Quesenbery pushes designers to challenge the old belief that accessibility equals bad design.  Whether your interest in accessibility is driven by compassion or compliance, Whitney will demonstrate how designing for users from the outer edges of the bell curve results in amazing ideas and insights.
  • UX Advantage – A new conference exploring UX as the competitive edge

    Lauren Cramer
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    How do you make user experience a competitive edge in your organization? This very question led User Interface Engineering to create this new conference with esteemed UX thought leaders Karen McGrane and Jared Spool. Find out how top design executives of established organizations bring UX front and center within their organization. All in an intimate, conversational setting. Businesses are realizing that user experience must be embraced throughout the entire organization. Don’t be left out. Explore the conference
  • 3, 2, 1 – How Many Days Do You Want To Come?

    Lauren Cramer
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Single day registration open for UX Immersion Mobile Conference With more users accessing your sites and products via mobile, it’s critical that you provide a strongly integrated experience. At the UX Immersion Mobile Conference April 13-15 in Salt Lake City, you get intensive, game-changing material that will challenge how you think about and design for mobile. Regardless of how many days you come, your registration gets you: Your choice of two daylong workshops and/or a day of featured talks One year of complimentary access to UIE’s All You Can Learn that starts right when you register…
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    FlowingData

  • Madden ratings formula

    Nathan Yau
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    In football video game Madden, NFL players are scored based on skill, which determines how they play in the game. Neil Paine, with graphics by Reuben Fischer-Baum, describes more than you ever thought you wanted to know about the scoring process in an in-depth look for FiveThirtyEight. At the heart of the process is Donny Moore, who is in charged of most of the (subjective) number assignments. In that role, Moore is tasked with assigning more than 40 numerical grades to each of the NFL's roughly 2,600 players, evaluating them in categories ranging from passing accuracy to tackling ability.
  • rvest: R package to scrape web data

    Nathan Yau
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Inspired by the Python libraries RoboBrowser and BeautifulSoup, the rvest package by Hadley Wickham helps you scrape web data via R in a similar way. Parse tables into data frames, navigate around a website, and of course, extract bits from a page. I'll stick to BeautifulSoup, but I'm saving this for later. I'm sure it'll come in handy sooner rather than later. Tags: R
  • Spreadsheets for life

    Nathan Yau
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Planet Money goes back to a 1984 article by Steven Levy that discusses this new thing called a spreadsheet. It was taking the place of the paper version that accountants manually edited, added to, and taped together. From the original article, a fine use of quotation marks: All this powerful scenario-testing machinery right there on the desktop induces some people to experiment with elaborate models. They talk of "playing" with the numbers, "massaging" the model. Computer "hackers" lose themselves in the intricacies of programming; spreadsheet hackers lose themselves in the world of what-if.
  • Texas hold ‘em win probabilities

    Nathan Yau
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    Software engineer Chris Beaumont visualized the strength of opponent hands in Texas hold 'em, given any other hand. This is based on counting about 1.3 trillion possible combinations. Simply enter a card combination, and the grid shows the win-loss percentage differences for all possible opponent hands. Each card value (e.g. 2 or a King) pair is represented as a four by four grid to show each suit (e.g. heart or spade). The above is the strengths of an opponent's hand given you have a four of hearts and a queen of spades. Red indicates higher chances of you losing and blue indicates higher…
  • Gambler’s perspective on sports team win probabilities

    Nathan Yau
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    Michael Beuoy's win probability model plotted on FiveThirtyEight starts all NBA teams at a 50% chance of winning. Then the probability of winning a game increases and decreases from there. However, practically speaking, we know something about the teams before each game, and we don't give even chances to the worst and best team at the zero-minute mark. So Todd Schneider took a different approach to minute-by-minute win probability — from a gambling perspective. Each line in the time series starts closer to the end probability as gamblers wager based on what they think the final outcome…
 
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

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

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

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

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

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

  • Den digitale organisation

    anderssahl
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:06 am
    Den digitale organisationNår dine medarbejdere, konkurrenter og kunder i eksponentielt stigende grad tænker digitalt over fysisk, skal organisationen, kulturen og strategien følge med. Når data driver udviklingen og konkurrencen kommer fra den blinde vinkel i den nye verden kræver det en fleksibel og digitalt orienteret organisation. Vi har et bud på hvad du kan gøre og det kan du læse mere om her. Hvorfor Fordi du gerne vil forblive relevant for dine brugere. Det kræver nye perspektiver og vedholdenhed at flytte en organisation fra det 20. århundredes industrialiserede…
  • Behind the Scenes 2015: Silicon Valley

    martin
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Behind the Scenes 2015: Silicon Valley Hvordan forbliver man relevant som organisation i 2015? Hvordan gør verdens mest innovative virksomheder og startups? Det søger vi svaret på, når vi igen i maj og november 2015 tager bag scenerne hos de hotteste virksomheder i Silicon Valley. Tidligere besøg har været hos Google, Dropbox, AirBnb, Facebook, Stanford University, Vivino m.fl. Kom med på denne inspirations- og netværkstur for executives, innovatører og iværksættere fra hele norden. Læs mere og skriv dig op her  "This trip takes you decades into the future of your own business" -…
  • Kultur er den nye kapital

    Kim
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    KULTUR ER DEN NYE KAPITAL Virksomhedernes styresystem er under opgradering. Efterhånden som digitalisering erstatter industrialisering som herskende paradigme, bliver der mindre brug for regnedrenge og mere brug for kulturmagere og indholdsproducenter, der kan mindske bureaukrati, skabe relationer mellem mennesker og marked samt etablere værdibaserede holdesteder i en tid af evig udvikling og fornyelse. Tim Armstrong, tidligere Google-mand og nu CEO for den amerikanske grand old internet virksomhed AOL, havde mere ret, end han måske ved, da han på en konference i Dublin for et år siden…
  • Fem hurtige om Big Data

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

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

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

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

    10 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    © Getty Images Yesterday saw the launch in London of new initiative led by David Beckham, for Unicef. To mark Beckham’s tenth year as an ambassador, 7: The David Beckham Unicef Fund will aim to help protect millions of children from danger. This is his ‘personal commitment over the next decade to helping children who need it most’. Through 7, David will use his global voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds and advocate for change for children across every region of the world and in every aspect of Unicef’s work for children. Our task was to create a coherent brand for…
  • Dazzled with logos?

    3 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Formula One’s cars are in ‘testing’ at the moment, and whilst the pre-season shenanigans of which new driver is where are intriguing, from a graphic designer’s point of view, Red Bull’s new paint scheme really takes some beating. In what seems to be a bid to confuse the other teams on the grid, Red Bull have created an extraordinary logo-laden ‘dazzle’ style paint job. This is an attempt to camouflage the changes they have made to their car – always a controversial point at this stage of the season. There’s some irony here, in the sense that…
  • johnson banks did this

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

  • Guaranteed Order Deadline for Mother’s Day

    Dan Devorkin
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Ensure delivery in time for Mother’s Day day by ordering before these deadlines. Planning to have something special made for Mother’s Day? Be sure to have your order in before the following dates to ensure a timely delivery: Laser Cutting – Standard Speed Deadline: Tuesday April 21st 2015 Laser Cutting – Upgraded Speed Deadline: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Photochemical Machining (PCM): Wednesday April 15th 2015 3D Printing: Friday, April 10th 2015 Need some inspiration? Check out these Mother’s Day gift ideas from you Personal Factory. Posted in Ponoko News by Dan Devorkin | No…
  • Software Upgrade for Ponoko Prime

    Dan Devorkin
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    Prime just got even better. We’ve just finished some major upgrades to the software that powers Ponoko Prime. For those of you not familiar, Prime is a monthly subscription with tons of benefits like: • Lower cost making on laser-cutting and 3D printing. • Free making speed upgrades on every order. • Volume discounts up to 55% off. • Loyalty pricing with lower per-minute rates for every month you are a Prime customer. The bulk of the changes we’ve made are behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve stability and make for a better experience. In addition, we’ve added the…
  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #4

    Guy Blashki
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    Laser Cut Paper Crowns Whether you are actual Royalty or just a regular Joe, on certain occasions there can be something special about slipping a crown onto your head. As this example from Art We Heart shows, there is scope to include considerable complexity (and therefore artistic expression and identity) when using laser cutting in this way. Laser cut crowns are a cost-effective way to transform customers into proud, willing and eye-catching roving brand ambassadors. With the Ponoko Personal Factory, there could be heads making a Regal impact wearing your company’s brand messaging at…
  • Laser cut girls, girls, girls

    Sam
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:40 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #216 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above are laser cut and etched cherry wood embroidery floss holders from Pie For Blackbirds. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, clocks, lamps, girls, and lips… Above is a laser cut acrylic gear clock from ChainClocks.com. Above is a laser cut composite and wood veneer lamp from MWK Design. Above is a hand-painted laser cut birch plywood brooch from Bonbliviousss. Laser cut acrylic lips and teeth from Emiko Supplies. Posted in Art,…
  • Laser Cut Tie Fighter and X-Wing

    Guy Blashki
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Watching them take shape Lasers and Star Wars go together like movies and popcorn, so it makes perfect sense to laser cut some Star Wars model fighters. Simon Green used these Thingiverse files to cut a model X-Wing and Tie Fighter from 3mm plywood. Watch the video above to see the laser cutter in action. Red Leader standing by… Posted in Guy Blashki, Laser Cut Wood, Laser Cutting by Guy Blashki | No Comments
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  • Design Details: Instagram for iOS

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

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

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

    brian
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It’s been a fun ride since I started publishing the Design Details posts back in February of this year. So far there have been 14 posts published which have reached readers in all corners of the world – thank you so much to everyone who has read, shared and enjoyed this series! I’m excited to announce that in January of 2015, I’ll be partnering with fellow-designer and SF resident Bryn Jackson to create the Design Details Podcast! This is my first time working on a podcast, and I admittedly have no clue what to expect. We will undoubtedly learn a lot as we go and tweak…
  • Design Details: Square Order for iOS

    brian
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    I’ve admired the design work at Square for years. They have a striking aesthetic which allows their hardware and software to stand out in marvelous ways. Square’s products can now be found almost anywhere – surely, a large number of readers here have seen the beautiful Square Stand, or used the Square card reader at some point. Square made its big splash in 2009 and 2010 with a delightfully-simple card reader. I remember being totally blown away by the elegance of their solution to mobile payment processing. Within a day of receiving mine, I was selling t-shirts out of my…
 
 
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Instagrams by Rauf Yasit

    antonliberant
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Rauf Yasit is a talented freelance photographer, designer and art director based in Berlin, Germany. After years of working in different Design Agencies in Germany and Switzerland, he now freelance. via instagram.photogrist.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Vineyard Villa by GASS Architecture Studios

    Daniel Art
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    The name of the property Hillside is given not in vain – the place offers stunning natural surroundings, situated on a mountain slope and nestled between river bend, rolling vineyards and a Koppie- small granite hill, the place appearance is interesting and balanced combination of vintage farmhouse and modern South African architecture. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Landscape Photography by Matthew Arnold

    antonliberant
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Matthew Arnold is a photographer living in New York City. He graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he studied photography and offset lithography. via landscape.photogrist.com Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Cross Cat, Defragged and KiteManta T-shirts Designs from

    tvj
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Cross Cat T-shirt Design by paul stickland a.k.a. StrangeStore Hüman / United Kingdom / Member Since December 2014 A very brooding dark cross cat, not grumpy, cross, very cross… Cat photograph by Paul Stickland You can check out more on here. Defragged Design by Eduardo Tamayo a.k.a. kdeuce Hüman / United States / Member Since July 2008 Defragged is the neon contest winner and the perfect neon skull tee. A defragmented skull explodes up this black tee. Elements cascade in an abstract line and make for a very cool tee. Printed with discharge inks, this neon winner is going to be a popular…
  • Concept Art by Tregis

    Matt Watts
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Collection of inspiring concept illustrations by Tregis. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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    You The Designer

  • The Bézier Game—Think You Can Master The Pen Tool?

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    It’s the bane of every beginner in Photoshop and Illustrator. With a very steep learning curve (pun intended), the Pen tool is one of the hardest tools to master, but learning how to use it would definitely make your work quick and efficient. Mexican Interaction Designer Mark Mackay created a solution for that—The Bézier Game, a game to help you master the pen tool. The Bézier Game teaches you the basic functionalities of the Pen Tool, from creating anchor points and drawing curves. It’s name derives from Bézier curves, the proper name of the curves generated by the Pen…
  • Don Hertzfeldt: The Most Innovative & Creative Stick Figure Animator

    Justine Ivan Nolasco
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:46 am
    Don Hertzfeldt has been making animated shorts by drawing on paper and photographing his work on 16mm or 35mm film cameras before turning to digital. He gained a cult-following over the past two decades, especially when his animated short REJECTED (a series of crazy, and absurd commercials), went viral on the internet. It was released in the theaters in 2000 and was nominated for an Oscar.   In 2014, he directed The Simpsons’ most bizzare couch gag yet. His latest film, World of Tomorrow, won his second Grand Jury Prize for the Sundace Film Festival. “World of…
  • The Influences of Modern Minimalism

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:51 pm
    I’ve explained in a previous post about the difference between minimalism and simplicity. For a tl;dr, simplicity is a reduction of complexity while minimalism is a reduction of quantity. To understand further the underlying idea behind minimalism, let’s look at some of the influences and predecessors of minimalism. Before that, I would like to point out that I am not an art major, but rather one who appreciates different art movements and their historical context. De Stijl Art Movement De Stijl is Dutch for the “the style”. It started in the Netherlands and featured…
  • These Oscars 2015 Title Cards Are Frigging Awesome!

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    The best part of the Oscars 2015 was the title cards. No question about that. It was a treat to the eyes every time the nominees for each of the Oscars categories were presented. With a smooth transition of elements, Henry Hobson featured recognizable objects that represented each movie and created a masterfully executed image of each nominated film. Henry Hobson is a UK-based graphic designer who worked on the last seven Oscars. Aside from that, he has several award-winning graphic design work on movies such as Sherlock Holmes, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Walking Dead and The Last of…
  • The Difference Between Minimalism and Simplicity

    Kevin Mark Rabida
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:20 pm
    From Apple’s iOS, Google’s material design to Microsoft’s Modern UI, minimalism is one of the most influential, if not the most, in design aesthetics today. Most modern hardware design and user interfaces use minimalism in varying degrees or form. Android Lollipop homescreen But minimalism is not a new phenomenon. Less is More Minimalism is less of an art style and more of a principle that has endured for almost a century. “Less is more” is the widely-adopted guiding principle of minimalism. It was coined by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe referring to his…
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Digital Artworks of Jie Ma

    paul0v2
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Jie Ma is a digital artist from Shanghai, China with a very intriguing style. Surreal moods with heavy architecture are part of the style Jie Ma uses in his art. Check it out! For more from Jie Ma visit jiema.artp.cc/ and behance.net/jiema37. Tags: digital artsurrealpaul0v2's blog
  • The Perfect Office - Monster Headphones, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Office Ideas

    PauloGabriel
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Another week with some super awesome announcements! This week we've heard about the fantastic SanDisk 200GB microSD Card, which will bring plenty storage space for your devices. Samsung is going to release the Galaxy S6 pretty soon, in 2 versions: the regular, which seems pretty dull, and the edge, which is the one with the curvy…
  • Abduzeedo Material Design

    abduzeedo
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    This weekend I started working on an Android mobile version of the site using the Material Design spec. The style-guide is super complete and covers a lot of basic visual design needs like grid system, typography and color palettes. Besides that Google was awesome to provide sticker sheets in Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch. So for the next couple of weeks I will be exploring some new designs for Abduzeedo and will be sharing with you here. In this first post I will share my first steps, downloading fonts, files and basic layouts. I would love to hear your feedback and also if you want to…
  • Daily Inspiration #2012

    fabiano
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by Alvin Ofori-Brown Found by drawnk Found by enzocavalli Found by fab5photography Found by inspirationde Found by Michael Zogot Found by mihisdesign Found by Nicholas Berdysheff Found by Renato Cunha…
  • Best of the Week: Oscar, Tech News, Photography and more

    fabiano
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:45 pm
    It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuff! So take a look at the links we've selected for your inspiration and to keep you updated about what's going on out there! We want to give a big thanks to our sponsors:Brand Me Crypto. A special mention to Media Temple for the excellent service and support with Abduzeedo! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_best in the message. Friday 02/27 FCC votes to protect the internet with…
 
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • 13 Free High Resolution Grungy Photocopy Textures

    Chris Spooner
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Grungy textures are versatile resources that can be used as backgrounds and overlays in your designs to add dirty distressed effects. Broken photocopiers produce some of the best textures around, combining black and white tones with heavy grain which is perfect for retrofying your designs with aged looks. I’ll let you in on a little secret, these textures were actually created by abusing my scanner, but they contain all the characteristics of photocopy toner malfunctions. This pack of grungy photocopy textures contains 13 high resolution scans full of grainy tonal gradients. Use them as…
  • 6 Photorealistic Magazine Mockup PSDs for Members

    Chris Spooner
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Freepik is back again to share more exclusive goodies with Access All Areas members. These photorealistic magazine mockups are the perfect resource for previewing your print designs in full photorealistic detail. Just edit the Photoshop Smart Object layer to have your art simulated as a front cover, single page, or double page spread. Freepik is home to over 1.4 million free graphic files, including everything from vectors and PSD files to Stock photos and Icons. All the resources are designed by Freepik themselves, so you’ll find loads of exclusive items that just aren’t available…
  • Video Tutorial: Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

    Chris Spooner
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ve been posting written tutorials on this site for many years, with most of them now buried deep in my archives. I’ve also been thinking about extending my site to include video tutorials, so I thought why not incorporate the two and produce videos for some of my most popular guides from the past? This will hopefully give newcomers a chance to check those topics out, while also updating them with some new techniques. Follow along with my first video tutorial based on my most popular tutorial of all time; How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop. Learn how to create a…
  • How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern

    Chris Spooner
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns. My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then…
  • Abbie Script Pro Font for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Access All Areas members are being treated to another premium handmade font as part of their membership this week. Tom Chalky has kindly donated a copy of Abbie Script Pro for every premium member to download. It’s a beautiful handwritten script with lots of stylistic alternative characters for creating elegant and unique typography. With 480 glyphs and full multilingual support it’s the perfect font to add to your collection. Tom Chalky is a passionate hand letterer who loves creating hand written / drawn fonts. His website, tomchalky.com, is full of hand crafted fonts and…
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    FormFiftyFive - Design inspiration from around the world

  • Junior/Middleweight designer

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
  • WIN 1 of 5 signed copies of ‘Logo’

    Glenn
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    Laurence King have reissued of compact version of Michael Evamy’s ‘Logo: The Reference Guide to Symbols and Logotypes‘. The smaller logo collection (7¾ x 6″) still packs 352 pages filled with 1300 symbols & logotypes from around the globe. “The next time you are tempted to design a logo, take a look at this book. Chances are, it has already been done. By raising the bar, this wonderful resource will make better designers of all of us.” – Michael Bierut Together with Laurence King with are giving away 5 copies of this complete guide to the history,…
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    26 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
  • Red Logo Associates

    Sean
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Back by popular demand, the lovely people at MultiAdaptor are rounding up some of the best designers and illustrators in the industry to create 100 logos for the public and raise money for Comic Relief. “At Red Logo Associates we change lives. Literally. This February will see the greatest design team ever assembled creating logos for the great (celebrities) and the good (you). Submit a brief, donate to Comic Relief and see your own logo exhibited alongside living breathing icons at The Proud Archivist, London on Red Nose Day 2015.” The event will be elevated with an additional 30…
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    24 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
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  • Timeless: Massimo Vignelli

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

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

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

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

    Antonio Carusone
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Is UX Design just about trusting your gut? Sure you have to test, get data and conduct research but trusting your instincts should come before the testing has even begun. Do you trust your gut? Try our UX Course to see if you have what it takes. Interested in sponsoring AisleOne? Book a week through Syn­di­cate.
 
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  • Fashionable Modern Globe Lamp Design

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

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

    Author
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Today, people are going to explore their society include with the natural exploration surrounded them. According to that point of view, this modern minimalist pot and planters are the real exploration of the human being. The simple design of this safari pot and planters will be suitable for almost the whole house design and concept. More than that, the simple design of this stuff will ease us to place this pot. The flexibility of this pot will be suitable for both indoor and outdoor space of our house. There is the colorless style that we can use as the balance stuff for our house space such…
  • Futuristic Sounds-cape Sofa Furniture Design from Wood

    Author
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Have a futuristic house design but still confused on the suitable furniture to fill out? This sounds-cape sofa furnitureis the right answer then. The modern design of this futuristic sounds-cape sofa design will help us to show off our modern house design. This review is show the step of how the sofa made in. if we are looking down into the layouts of this page, we will see the certain step of this sofa created. Simply, this sofa is made from wooden material and covered by the velvet and build-in with speaker. [via] Actually, not only the modern application that make this wooden material…
  • Contemporary Rizon Jet Lounge with Moroccan Style

    Author
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Welcome to the round style living room lounge from Rizon Jet lounge. The unique design of this space is just the beginning. This building is a modern building design with Moroccan style for the furnishing and decoration. If we are look around the whole side of this building, we will see the humble style of the building cover almost surrounded space. The Moroccan style lounge furnishing can be seen from the furniture application of this building. So, welcome to the modern Rizon Jet Lounge. [via] The unique style of this Rizon Jet lounge is look extraordinary since the designer use the green…
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  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. Bahn Pro Font Family If you’re looking for a truly unique […] The post Design deals for the week appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Erik Johansson published some new mind-blowing photo manipulations

    Mirko
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Erik Johansson was previously featured on Designer Daily for his spectacular and surrealist photo manipulations. He published some new work on his website, and I’d say that he’s getting even better at what he does. The new work is still as poetic as before, but Johansson seems to enjoy playing with perspective and buildings more […] The post Erik Johansson published some new mind-blowing photo manipulations appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Spectacular glass sculptures by Simone Crestani

    Mirko
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Simone Crestani is a young Italian artist who started working with glass since he was 15 years old. He creates organic looking glass sculptures and gives it the most amazing shapes. Brought up in Venice, one of the major cities when it comes to the art of glass, Crestani experienced the beauty of glass since […] The post Spectacular glass sculptures by Simone Crestani appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • The Woodieful: a multifunctional chair for your living room

    Mirko
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Sometimes the simplest designs are the most practical ones. This chair designed by Klavdija Jarc can be used in many ways, but will always look good. Its first use is to serve as a small table for your living room. It can be turned around to store magazines and books, or simply to let your […] The post The Woodieful: a multifunctional chair for your living room appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 15 awesome print ads for your inspiration

    Sabina Hona
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Despite of such a growth in technology and techniques, print ads are still popular on its own. It is an older form of advertisement which is basically seen in magazines, billboards and journals. However, unless the ad is extra-ordinary and creative, it is very hard to stand in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace. Hence, in this […] The post 15 awesome print ads for your inspiration appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • Fun With Cardboard

    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    And to think all these years I have just been throwing cardboard out.  Who knew my kids really could fly it? The post Fun With Cardboard appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Monday Morning Memories

    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pick a color…I dare you to choose! The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool PIcs

    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Yep the Internet and my own twisted mind is ruined. The post Daily Cool PIcs appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Elisabeth Giolito Bikini Phots

    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Elisabeth Giolito looking ready to hit the beach…remember the beach?  All this snow around here and you forget women own bikinis. The post Elisabeth Giolito Bikini Phots appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Shapchat Wins

    Pony
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Some use Shapchat to send naughty photos while others use it to be creative and repair a lifetime of hurt.   The post Shapchat Wins appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
 
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  • The Thrill of the Hunt

    David Carlson
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Predominant.ly wants to bring an element of serendipity back into the search for music, making the experience as personal and delightful as stumbling across a long-forgotten favourite in a second hand record store. You remember those dreary autumn days when you would spend hours in a record store, idly browsing the shelves, escaping the rain. You pulled an album out just like you’d looked at four hundred other albums that day, but this one, you knew, was special. You didn’t know the band, didn’t even know the kind of music they played, but from the cover alone you knew, this was going…
  • GARAGE models develop a virtual life of their own

    David Carlson
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The 8th edition of the magazine GARAGE has a multi-cover featuring five of the most sought-after models in the world at present; Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Lara Stone and Binx Walton. But the readers of GARAGE will only find out what is so special about this cover when it is scanned using the GARAGE app. Then the faces of the models magically emerge from the paper and develop a virtual life of their own. Mike Meiré and his editorial designers have been responsible for the style-defining artwork since the very first edition of GARAGE. Meiré und Meiré also developed the…
  • An electronic lamp from Wästberg that provides intelligent and universal power

    David Carlson
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    One of the novelties that the Swedish lamp producer Wästberg will be introducing during the annual Stockholm Furniture Fair, 3 – 7 February, is the result of a progressive collaboration with the British design office Industrial Facility. The Industrial Facility w152 lamp is an electronic lamp that provides intelligent, universal power from three USB outlets, detecting charging requirements and managing them at their fastest rate. For a long time, lamps have been an electrical experience – the light being evidence of electrical current passed through a filament. But now modern…
  • Örnsbergsauktionen 2015

    David Carlson
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    For the fourth time Örnsbergsauktionen is arranged in conjunction with the Stockholm Design Week. Örnsbergsauktionen is an artist-run auction house founded in 2011 with the goal of creating a platform for experimental, studio-produced form within the Swedish design scene.The auction takes place on February 6th, 19:00 at Jakobsdalsvägen 15A, Örnsberg. Registration is required.
  • Traditional glass working techniques adapted to contemporary lighting

    David Carlson
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:23 am
    British designer Benjamin Hubert has launched Beacon, a pendant and desk light designed as part of the Glass is Tomorrow workshop held recently in Denizli, Turkey.   Beacon was designed to explore how traditional glass working techniques can be adapted to contemporary use in lighting, and how light itself can be used an integral element to the design. The Beacon lamps celebrate purity of form and comprise two simple and elegant blown glass components – the pendant and desk lamps have the same internal component, but differ in their external component. The common interior component is…
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  • Flue by Kenyon Yeh

    Merilin
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Flue is simple and minimalistic containers, it has three different size and each piece is made of different material. Giving each container a unique character. Use Flue individually as a vase, a container or combining all together to make a sculptural object. Flue, by Kenyon Yeh
  • FIRTH 114802 by Three14 Architects

    Merilin
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Designed for a young family in the suburban area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on an elongated site with views towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the iconic Table Mountain. The client’s brief called for a contemporary, open plan home that provides a relaxed lifestyle and takes advantage of the site and its views. The resultant form is a minimal white box containing the bedroom accommodation on the first floor, hovering over the living spaces on the ground floor below. This box was articulated with strategic openings maximising views and…
  • Red Hill Residence by SJB

    Merilin
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Red Hill residence is composed of two intersecting forms – a single storey steel and glass pavilion and a two storey metal clad bedroom wing. Simple, clean spaces are framed by the textural quality of rendered masonry, plywood ceilings, insitu terrazzo flooring and exposed steel columns. Internal spaces flow directly onto expansive, external timber decking and secluded paved courtyards. Red Hill Residence, Red Hill, Australia, by SJB Photography by Peter Clarke Photography
  • The Call: A Film from BoConcept

    Daily Icon
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    Mads Mikkelsen plays the role of a successful, cool and all-together actor in the film THE CALL. BoConcept Visual Manager Jette Christensen explains how furniture, materials and accessories were carefully selected to create the perfect backdrop for this classy drama: ‘You can take our concept in many different directions, but in this case, we wanted to achieve a mature, luxurious ambience to complement Mads’ character so we combined dark colours with fine natural materials such as leather and marble as well as shiny materials on lamps, cushions and rugs that adds a bit of…
  • A London Penthouse Apartment by Amos and Amos

    Merilin
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Amos and Amos redesigned the layout of the 241-square-metre penthouse and sub-penthouse at 21 Wapping Lane to create a well defined and luxorious space that does justice to its setting and spectacular views. They arranged the kitchen, dining room and living space around one corner, and grouped the more private bedrooms and bathrooms around the opposite corner. Design approach was to create a penthouse interior that represents a true departure from the norm. The result is a contemporary luxe interior that balances immaculate detailing and bespoke design with a carefully selected material…
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  • Booooooom Project: Pencil Submissions!

    Jeff
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Thank you to everyone who has already sent in pencils to our latest project! We’ve got so many already! Pencils are coming in from all over North America, UK, Asia, Australia, Brazil, even Sri Lanka – it’s amazing!If you haven’t heard we are working with Tangible Interaction to build a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for the IAM INTERNET festival. We’re using 3D-printed connectors to build a sculpture out of pencils mailed in from around the world. We want you to be a part of it!1. Get a new or used pencil. The pencil can be round or hexagonal but should…
  • Hueman

    Jeff
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    Paintings by Los Angeles-based Allison Torneros, better known as Hueman. I was fortunate enough to meet her a couple weeks ago, during Pow! Wow! Hawaii, what a sweet person. I’d seen her work on Instagram but knew very little about her. She’s incredibly talented; big things coming her way for sure. More images below, and check out her murals on Instagram.View the whole post: Hueman over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave”

    Jeff
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    So many strange moments in this video for José González, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. Apparently this weird church is a real place in Sweden, and the portraits in this video are of members of the congregation. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Interactive Installation: ENTITATIVITY

    Prosthetic Knowledge
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Interactive installation by Klaus Obermaier is a digital display featuring nude yet hypereal human mannequins floating in various poses, yet can by dynamically disturbed by the presence of its audience. Watch the video below.View the whole post: Interactive Installation: ENTITATIVITY over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Goto Atsuko

    Zach Tutor
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Ethereal and richly detailed paintings by Goto Atsuko.View the whole post: Goto Atsuko over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone!

    Lucy Wang
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Read the rest of IKEA launches new furniture that can wirelessly charge your smartphone! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ikea, QI, Qi technology, Qi wireless, smart furniture, smartphone, wireless charging, wireless charging furniture, wireless charging pads, Wireless Power Consortium
  • New study finds Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution

    Serena Renner
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    One creature’s trash may be another creature’s lunch, according to new research out of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, which suggests that some Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution. While researchers continue to study the affect these microplastics could have on coral and marine health, the reefs will likely keep on eating, and thereby cleaning up, our mess. Read the rest of New study finds Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia, coral reefs, corals, corals eating plastic, eating…
  • Suspended Dom’Up tree tents look like flying saucers in the forest

    Lidija Grozdanic
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Read the rest of Suspended Dom’Up tree tents look like flying saucers in the forest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dom'Up, resistant, suspension-style cabin, temporary structure, TENT, tree shelter, treehouse tent, ultralight structures
  • Amsterdam is out of bicycle parking spaces, so it’s building 40,000 more

    Colin Payne
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    You know your bike culture is strong when people are having a hard time finding a place to park their rides – and that’s just what’s happening in Amsterdam right now. The Dutch city is running out of room for the 880,000 bikes that travel – and park – along its canals. In an effort to deal with the problem, Amsterdam is planning to create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030. Read the rest of Amsterdam is out of bicycle parking spaces, so it’s building 40,000 more Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amsterdam, Amsterdam bicycle culture, Amsterdam bike…
  • Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

    Yuka Yoneda
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Perchloroethylene, triclosan, phthalates and 2-butoxyethanol: You may have never heard of these toxic substances, but they could be all over your home if you use common household cleaners. In fact, many popular cleaning agents and multi-purpose sprays contain chemicals that can make our families sick, which is ironic considering that’s exactly what we’re trying to protect them against by cleaning. The Zabada Handy is a non-toxic cleaning pad that eliminates the need for harmful cleansers by wiping away dirt and removing bacteria using just water. We recently had a chance to take…
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  • A Brief History Of Skateboarding

    John Dickinson
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    Antonio Vicentini is back with another great spot (some adult content), this time using Cinema 4D, After Effects, Photoshop and Flash. Antonio kindly put together some information about the spot:“Do you know those projects that change your life? Well, this is one of those. I learned, failed and experimented a lot. Especially with 3D stuff that I wasn’t comfortable with. This was the first time I actually learned how to use Cinema 4D. I took a few classes from a friend and then started toying with the basics hoping to create something weird and interesting. Greyscale Gorilla helped me…
  • Double-Blind No.1

    John Dickinson
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Double-Blind No.1 is a VFX design project by Australia-based  Zenon Kohler from Cutting Edge, Jasper St Aubyn West, Ian Anderson, Ricky Marks and Raoul Teague. Their self-imposed brief was to produce a collection of unique shots by experimenting with different styles and creative techniques.With access to all of the raw footage, each artist selected shots they felt would best inspire their individual creativity. There was no expected outcome or planned narrative, instead the result shows what happens when five artists are let loose with a goat, a gasmask, and their imaginations.Warning:…
  • Summer Lovin’ Breakdown

    John Dickinson
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    This look was created using Cinema 4D with Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and GenArts Sapphire. TR Candice was the perfect font for the Seventies summer look I wanted to create. The text was set in Illustrator with attention to kerning. Illustrator’s Offset Paths command was used to create the outline, which resulted in a lot of overlapping paths and some undesireable points at the base of the M and N. Illustrator’s Pathfinder feature was used in Unite mode to join all of the overlapping paths in the outline together into one object. The prepared Illustrator paths. Notice how the Ms…
  • Equateur Cheval Noir – Part II

    John Dickinson
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
    This stylised, dramatic spot from France-based Kadavre Exquis is the second in a series, created using Blender and After Effects. I asked François from Kadavre Exquis if he could tell us a little about how it came together:“It took over two years to create the two episodes, between various other stuff that was going on. It is quite hard to push an independent project that way and maintain continuity. Also, to maintain the audience attention for over a year is really hard, but now that the project has come to an end, it is a great relief. The second episode was planned to be done if the…
  • Microsoft Story

    John Dickinson
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    A beautiful new animation from Taiwan-based Bito. To accelerate the production progress, instead of designing the elements in Illustrator, everything was created in After Effects. Both the characters and the background were made using Shape Layers with keyframes for Trim Path, Stroke Offset etc. It’s particularly noteworthy that when the character Mr. Lee turns his head in the very beginning, this was also designed and animated using Shape Layers without any 3D software assistance.
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  • Grape Jelly Recipe

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

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

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

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

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:17 pm
    The dusty Delhi air is now a problem. When we lived there we blamed the loo, and the cold that trapped the dust. Wonder how much to Delhi’s dust is natural and how much is man made? Delhi’s dust/pollution rises in winter – Diwali to Holi – as per the graph. Living there we knew this. So its a dusty city next to Rajasthan. What about Delhi versus Jaipur/Agra/Ahmedabad/Nagpur? Of course it needs fixing – by watering Rajasthan? – but would be good to get more nuanced reporting too. Or am I being romantic? And this image: Gurgaon? Indeed, there has not been a…
 
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  • Banner Shuffle: Saraphina Ching

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    “The girls featured in this series represent what today’s generation chooses to see their world as, and how each of them lives in their own fictional world. Looking closer, one will realise that behind every wall, there’s a crack of imperfection and within each crack, there is a story.” – Saraphina Ching
  • Spotted! Tan Hui Tian

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Girls, girls and girls in the work of Tan Hui Tian aka ‘Space Penguin’. Hui Tian is a member of the doujin group CDS and a full-time game artist at PD Design Studio. Her personal style is a mishmash of East meets West, and suggests true draughtsmanship. Want more? Check out her portfolio on tumblr and deviantart, and LIKE her FB page.
  • Spotted! CaptainChowder

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    We saw Ben’s Singularity piece (top image) at Phunk Studio’s Transmission “Visions & Memories” exhibition. Ben aka CaptainChowder is a designer/illustrator who channels his childhood obsession with cartoons and comics into appealing work. He pursued an education in Graphic Design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts; in his opinion the perfect middle ground between art and business. After serving his National Service Ben is planning to further his studies at LASALLE, College of the Arts. “I believe good illustration tells a story and evokes feeling. My work aims to…
  • Spotted! Chun Yong Tan

    Michele Adriaens
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Graphic Designer/Illustrator Chun Yong Tan is a graduate from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in Graphic Design. Today he shares Forever with us, a series of drawings which won him bronze in the Illustration for Advertising category at the 2010 Crowbar Awards. “I always had a passion for drawing and my work is greatly influenced by eastern and western media and pop culture.” We spotted Chun Yong’s more recent work at the PHUNK’s TRANSMISSION: Lab exhib back in January, so keep an eye on his portfolio for updates on that.
  • Spotted! Faris Nakamura

    Michele Adriaens
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    “Memories are motionless, and the more securely they are fixed in space, the sounder they are.” The Poetics of Space. Faris Nakamura is a flautist with the Singapore Youth Wind Orchestra. Other than his obsession with music, he is also very passionate about art. From paintings and drawings channeling his love for nature, to sculptures and installation expressing his interest in architecture, Faris’s work is as fascinating as it is varied. Between Places is based on the floor plans of four out of the many homes Faris has lived in. “The structure of these houses has been simplified…
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  • These Custom-Fit Shirts Come in 75 Sizes

    Ben Dahl
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Unless you’re very lucky, you probably aren’t built perfectly for the standard S / M / L / XL or even the numbered, fitted shirts. Sleeves are too long. Waists are too small. Shoulders don’t fit right. Stantt gets it. Their shirts are made in NYC using the best European materials and are available in 75 different sizes. That would be even more confusing than standard shirt shopping, but you only need to input three measurements so their fancy algorithm can ...
  • Film Director Portrait Prints

    Ben Dahl
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Alfred Lynch are all household names that left a huge mark on modern cinema for completely different genres, styles and techniques, but they all have one thing in common: they were phenomenal directors. In collaboration with the multi-faceted artist Julian Rentzsch, Stellavie Design Manufaktur has released the first three prints of its Movie Director series that focuses on the aforementioned directors. Each print includes references to the director’s works, their impact on film as a whole and ...
  • Land Rover Defender 6×6

    Mike Newman
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    A. Kahn Design just took a Land Rover Defender and modified it into one the of the most insane vehicles we’ve seen in some time. The Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6×6 Concept is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and it boasts, along with the six tires, an elongated body that essentially gives you more Defender to love and 430 bhp to handle the beast. Brakes and suspension has been upgraded, a full panoramic roof was ...
  • Fathers Quarterly Celebrates Being a Dad

    Mike Newman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    “Dad” is a job title that requires care, patience, and a vast pool of knowledge of worldly things. You’re essentially a guide and a friend for a lifetime, and “Father’s Quarterly” is dedicated to all that comes with taking on that responsibility. The Polish creation is a journalistic trip through what it means to be a father. Included in the first issue are photo shoots, interviews, reports, essays, and long-form articles all centered around the bond between a father and son. ...
  • 8 New Beers You Should Know

    Mike Newman
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, look out for these. Ninkasi Dawn of the Red Complete with the faux Dawn of the Dead label, this IRA (India Red Ale) ...
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  • Tips for Keeping Your Home Naturally Cool in Summer

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    With skyrocketing electricity costs – a trend that doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon – more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their cooling costs and cool their homes naturally. Here are five tips for keeping your home nice and cool this summer. Put them into practice today and spend […] The post Tips for Keeping Your Home Naturally Cool in Summer appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Springtime = Glass Pool Fencing For the Patio

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:59 am
    It’s about to get warm and the snow is going to be melting before you know it. One of the hottest new trends in outdoor living over the past two years has been safety Glass Pool Fencing for your patio and outdoor swimming pool. The key benefit for this Spring and Summer is the fact […] The post Springtime = Glass Pool Fencing For the Patio appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • MAKEOVER YOUR OLD KITCHEN WITH JOYOU FIT FOR A KING

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Everyone’s at it these days, with house prices rising even higher compared to our hard earned wages, they are redecorating their house to make the best of what they already have, and in so doing, are upping the value also to maximize their valuable assets. The room we now spend the most in by far […] The post MAKEOVER YOUR OLD KITCHEN WITH JOYOU FIT FOR A KING appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • What to Expect from Town and City Garden Design Companies

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Garden design is an art. There are hundreds of different styles to choose from, some of which stem from ancient cultures such as the Japanese and Chinese. Figuring out how to get the balance right between plants, flowers, trees, water and natural materials is incredibly difficult and a lot of it depends on what someone’s […] The post What to Expect from Town and City Garden Design Companies appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Japanese Interior Decors

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:58 am
    Japanese interior design arrived in the west during the mid 19th century, Victorian era when trade opened up. However, it was actually discovered by the west in the 16th century. The style itself is the key influence on minimalism and sets out the principles for zen interiors. Japanese style evolves around clean and uncluttered living, […] The post Japanese Interior Decors appeared first on dsgnWrld.
 
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    DesignApplause

  • facebook adds new gender options for users.

    PRand
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    facebook adds new gender options for users. ‘fill in the blank.’ via nbc news [RK]
  • 2015 ushers in 20th anniversary with debut maison & objet americas in miami.

    PRand
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    We talk to Philippe Chomat, Maison & Objet directeur de la communication. [DesignApplause] Philippe, can you share with us what’s new since we last talked one year ago? [Philippe Chomat] This session is the 20th anniversary of Maison & Objet. It’s a key moment because a lot has changed in 20 years. The market, the information, distribution networks, the projects and the way people see design today. 20 years ago there was no design in our offerings. The design aspect was introduced in 2000 and the designers of that era are now stars. Today everyone wants a…
  • bjarke ingels’ nyc dry line.

    Nicolae Halmaghi
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    a masterpiece in visual storytelling. engaging, informative, aspirational. [ big ] [ video by squint/opera ] about nicolae halmaghi
  • jean prouvé’s demountable house to be shown in china for the first time. design shanghai 2015.

    PRand
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    design shanghai 2015 | 27 > 30 march 2015 | shanghai exhibition centre the second edition of design shanghai, will take place march 2015 and will include over 300 exhibitors across three halls; contemporary design, classic design, and collectible design. featured among the confirmed installations is jean prouvé’s demountable house, a rare early example of prefabricated housing. french architect jean prouvé is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential designers, and is known for combining bold elegance with economy of means in a socially conscious manner. he is also…
  • be original americas awarded fast company’s 10 most innovative companies in design.

    PRand
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Fast Company today announced its annual ranking of the world’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design for 2015, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and design. Be Original Americas was named on the list along with Charter Member Herman Miller and 30 Weeks, Ammunition Group, Code and Theory, Gumroad, Ikea, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Beyers, Michael Graves Architecture & Design and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. This honor was passed along to the more than 60 media sponsors, VIPs and Be Original Americas’ members attending the…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • 'House for Mother' by Faf Architects

    Collecting Design
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    'House for mother' is a work in progress by Faf Architects that started in August 2014. The project is located in Linköping, Sweden, and part of the Linköpingsbo 2017 housing exhibition. read more
  • Design & Decorative Art of the 20th Century at Auctionata

    Collecting Design
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    The Berlin-based online art and auction house Auctionata will present the livestream auction ‘Design & Decorative Art of the 20th Century’ on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6 PM CET. The auction will be broadcast live on auctionata.com, offering collectors worldwide the opportunity to bid live online. read more
  • Nordic Light: Modern Scandinavian Architecture

    Collecting Design
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    The quality of light in Scandinavia has given rise to some of the most important and influential architecture of the modern period. This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment. read more
  • House In Oxfordshire by Peter Feeny Architects

    Collecting Design
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    Situated on the outskirts of a village, an existing house was demolished to allow for a new build in order to maximize the relationship between the architecture and surrounding landscapes. Oak was selected to provide a universal and sustainable cladding material. read more
  • 'Airspace' by Robert Stadler at Carpenters Workshop Paris

    Collecting Design
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    “Airspace” is the new solo show from Robert Stadler, an installation at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, the same space in which he presented “1000 jours” in 2011. read more
 
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Shift / Dotmov 15

    Carole Guevin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Online magazine SHIFT presents DOTMOV Festival 2015 aiming to discover talented creators. Works submitted from all over the world will be screened in major cities in Japan and the world, next September. Deadline: June 20
  • Retromania

    Carole Guevin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Retromania by Charles S. Anderson design. Series of 52 different posters CSA designed for Heidelberg to show off the capabilities of the amazing digital NexPress being tested at Williamson Printing Co. in Dallas. If you remember – these appeared in many print magazines.
  • Lumio to go

    Carole Guevin
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    Let there be light – anywhere! With Lumio – a portable lamp disguised as a book or notebook – makes it totally possible. Space big – small – corner – outdoor – trees??? _______ The limit is your imagination. Way cool device! _______ via: MOMA store
  • Friday is for Art

    Carole Guevin
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:12 am
    Describing perfectly who I am – and many others – I am sure. Today – after an emotional roller-coaster – and prise de conscience – I am back on track. I am renewing my determination to stay focussed on my lifelong mission: to sublimate pain with beauty, inspiration and good. I am not ducking from reality – I am affording myself the ‘space’ needed to be focussed. Netdiver Mag schedule is moving to a Monday through Thursday timeline. Fridays are for art projects.
  • Rami Niemi

    Carole Guevin
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rami Niemi tagline reads as this: illustrator to the stars. Now exactly – humble – but likely deserved since his talent is through the roof – and his brochette of clients, enough proof. Excerpt of his Mr Porter series. Archetypes depicted. Hilarious.
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    Remodelista

  • High/Low: The Jaunty Hat-Shaped Lamp

    Margot Guralnick
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    How to bring a vacation vibe home? Install one (or a group) of these festive woven hanging lights designed and offered by two very different sources. High Above: Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón's PET Lamp project turns empty soda bottles into jaunty wickerwork lights made by artisans in Chile and Colombia. Read about them in our post Fantastic Plastic.    Above L: The Eperara-Siapidara L-B line, is €250 ($279.50) from PET Lamp and includes the lampshade, electrical parts, and 1 1/2 meters of cloth-covered cable. Above R: The Eperara-Siapidara L-C is…
  • 10 Favorites: Editors' Wheeled Carry-On Luggage Picks

    Julie Carlson
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This week's Instagram Escapes issue has us all packing our bags for a trip to the sun. Here are our 10 favorite carry-on pieces of luggage for speedy, check-in-free travel. Above: Both Christine and Francesca are Rimowa devotees: "An architect friend introduced me to the line (very expensive but worth the investment," Francesca says. "We were traveling in Italy and all was fine until we got to Venice; there I was, lugging my duffle bag as she glided along with her Rimowa. I've been a convert ever since." Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel Carry-On; $475 from Zappos.  …
  • Paradise Found: Guana Island in the BVI

    Julie Carlson
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I've been following NYC-based Yolanda Edwards's Instagram feed (@yolandaedwards) for a while now; she's the creative director at Conde Nast Traveler, so I figured I'd discover some good insider-y travel tips along the way (her husband, photographer Matthew Hranek (@wmbrownproject) is another good one to follow). Best find so far: Guana Island, a serene and perfectly private retreat in the British Virgin Islands. Guana is an 850-acre private island with seven beaches and a handful of cottages and villas for rent. Since 1975, the island has been owned and operated by Henry and Gloria…
  • Table of Contents: Instagram Escapes

    Remodelista Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Our Instagram feed has been torturing us all winter with the daily tales of other people's tropical getaways. This week, we're taking a series of vicarious vacations. And we want to see your own travel discoveries. Tag them #RemodelistaEscapes on Instagram—on Friday, we'll publish a reader roundup on Remodelista. Above: A British Virgin Islands shelfie by @yolandaedwards, creative director at Conde Nast Traveler. Monday Above: CN Traveler's Yolanda Edwards's Instagram photos led Julie to Guana Island in the BVI, now at the top of our Next Stop list. Take a tour in today's Hotels &…
  • Weekend Guide with Petite Passport: The Coffeehouses of Singapore

    Pauline Egge
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    How do you like your coffee? With a bit of greenery or some flashy bikes overhead? To launch our travel week, we're exploring five standout cafes in Singapore. Photography by Pauline Egge. Expat Gathering Spot Above: Island enclave Sentosa Cove is home to lots of expats, and their coffee and fresh juice place of choice is the kid-friendly Kith Cafe. In addition to a roomy main space (with lots of indie magazines), there’s a huge terrace. Photograph via Kith Cafe on Petite Passport. Hidden Gem Above: The best city discoveries are always a bit hidden. Ronin doesn't have a website or telephone…
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  • The Alternative Futures of Work

    Zarmina Penner
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:36 pm
    While we cannot fully predict the future, we can imagine it and prepare. When we think about the future it is natural to think about events that are a continuation of today; these are the probable futures. But surprising futures, initiated by unforeseen events, are also possible and as such are worth our consideration.  In this piece we explore the implications of several alternative futures on the workplace and the workforce. In order to center our examination on people—who together create organizations—we apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as our evaluative criteria. Through the lens…
  • How Design Research Taught Me Not To Be a Tourist

    frog
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    As a design researcher, I am often traveling to faraway lands to conduct research for work. These experiences are intensive cultural immersions that involve long days and produce thick research reports. You’d think that after those experiences, I’d want nothing more than to crawl up at home and read a book.  But I love to travel, especially when it’s on my own terms. Over the years I’ve learned there’s a way to both relax and learn about another culture. Here are my tips for immersing and enjoying your destination. Live in a home, not a hotel Hotels create a bubble for travelers.
  • Building a Culture of Collaboration

    Turi McKinley
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    This has required a mind shift in the way we work and the tools we use. For many frogs, this mind shift happens naturally as we seek to deliver successful work, but as a global team we’ve needed to take this shift at scale. Over the past several years, we have been evaluating the tools, techniques, and approaches common across successful programs to determine how creative teams can consistently and effectively impact a client’s ability to make a great vision take root within their organization. There are many structural, organizational, and technical reasons a great idea may not come to…
  • The Human Side of Inclusive Growth​

    Fabio Sergio
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    Technology, especially mobile technology, continues to offer unprecedented opportunities to improve pressing social issues in both developed and emerging economies. Still technology is too often touted as an all-encompassing answer to problems that are ingrained in human value and belief systems. Understanding these complex human systems and their underlying dynamics is an essential step in establishing a more inclusive society. The goal of many financial inclusion initiatives is to empower half of the world’s population to join formal financial systems. While this is a laudable goal, any…
  • Introducing Hewa Tele

    Anthony Gregorio
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The business, branded Hewa Tele (“Abundant Air” in Swahili), was unveiled in late November 2014 in a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by Kenya’s First Lady as well as several key members of the Ministry of Health. Hewa Tele is operating under the management of the Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD), an NGO that works on the ground in Kenya. frog has been remotely supporting CPHD and their counterpart in Rwanda, Health Builders, to develop plans for monitoring the performance of the businesses and measuring the health impact of having increased patient access to…
 
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    Living Locurto

  • Quick Bathroom Organization Ideas | Before and After Photos

    Amy Locurto
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    One of my goals for the year was to declutter small areas of my home one month at a time. My bathroom is a place I tend to forget about trying to keep organized, especially if it’s behind cabinet doors! When I can’t see the mess, I forget about it. I was excited when Wayfair asked if I would join them in decorating one of the most neglected spaces in my home. I chose to revamp under my bathroom sink cabinets. I would say this is a VERY neglected space for me. Can’t you tell?? ha! I don’t have a linen closet and have been storing towels in my closet while using…
  • Homemade Lemon & Lavender Linen Spray

    Amy Locurto
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    I’m loving my new Essential Oils for making homemade air freshener and linen spray. In the past few days I’ve been coming up with all kind of sprays! One night my friend told me I smelled so good and I had to giggle, because it must have been a mix of several oils as I didn’t have on perfume:-) To eliminate any bathroom odors and also make towels and sheets smell amazing, try making one of my favorite homemade linen sprays! It’s super simple with only a few ingredients. You can make this with any scent, personally I love Lemon and Lavender together! What you’ll…
  • Low Carb Desserts

    Mandi
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This year, like many of you, my top goal to get into better shape and loose some weight! One of the ways I plan to make it happen this year is to eat less carbs! For me, that’s my biggest battle.  I love breads and desserts and will have a hard time cutting them out. Luckily there are many great Low Carb Desserts that can help me through! I am being realistic and honest with myself. I am not going to cut out carbs completely, but will cut back. I can reward myself for cleaning out closets (getting organized is also on my list) with a yummy low carb dessert. I have found some…
  • Girls Bedroom Wall Art Ideas

    Amy Locurto
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    Cute Girls Bedroom Decorating Ideas! I’m so excited to show you my daughter’s Valentine’s Day present today! I designed some wall art to match her new room featuring her and our new kitty.  I’m slowly transitioning a little girls bedroom into a big girl room, and happy to finally get something up on the walls! She was excited about the leopard print heart and photos of her baby cat:-) I designed the wall collage themed around love and Valentine’s Day. I think it turned out super cute! (more…) The post Girls Bedroom Wall Art Ideas appeared first on…
  • Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

    Amy Locurto
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    Valentine’s Day snuck up on me! I have been looking through my blog to find ideas for last minute gifts and thank goodness I have years worth of fun ideas. If you are a last-minute planner this year like me, then check out my Valentine’s Day Section for wonderful printables, DIY gifts and yummy recipes. It’s not too late!! Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day Ideas… I love this idea for simple Valentine’s Day teacher gifts!   Need a last minute Valentine Box? Print this iPad Free Printable Valentine and wrap it around a cereal box! It’s…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Post+Beam’s Visual-Centered Office {Office Tour}

    The Office Stylist
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Describe your office space to us. It has a very minimalistic and modern feel but with feminine touches. Lots of white, silver and black features, but pops of color here and there. We played off the industrial features like exposed pipes and ductwork and concrete floors. As a small office, we wanted to make the space feel open... View full post > Related posts: Lauren Messiah’s Fabulous Home Office {Office Tour} Behind-the-scenes of Movember’s Brand New U.S. Headquarters {Office Tour} Karen Davis’ Playful & Pink Office {Office Tour}
  • Design Dilemma Solved: A Cure for the Cubicle Blues

    Rima Butto
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
      I got a great question from Jessica who’s worried about her transition from her home office to a (eek!) cubicle.   Jessica asks: “I’ve worked at home for nine years and am now returning to an office. My workspace is so important to me, but I can’t find any good cubicle decor. Any advice?”... View full post > Related posts: Cubicle Divider: Not Your Average Cubicle Decorate your Cubicle with Cubicle Paper Stylish Cubicle? Yes it’s possible!
  • Finding your Office’s Statement Piece

    Rima Butto
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Image found here. You probably have a go-to statement piece in your closet that spices up your plainer outfits, like a jeweled necklace or a killer pair of heels. But what about for your office? Do you have a hero piece that garners lots of attention while simultaneously tying together the rest of your space? If your... View full post > Related posts: Finding the Perfect Office Space Perfectly Styled— Chic Statement Office Finding your Office Chair Soulmate
  • Laila Fazil’s Clean & Trendy Home Office {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    Describe your office space to us. My teen’s office space is bright and airy with beautiful views! She has windows that overlook the pool in the backyard and the rolling hills during the day. At night, she can see all the sparkling lights against the dark sky.  A beautiful gold vintage mirror is placed above her desk... View full post > Related posts: Amanda Holstein’s Simply Cozy Home Office {Office Tour} Lauren Messiah’s Fabulous Home Office {Office Tour} Bonnie Bakhtiari’s Pink and Chic Home Office {Office Tour}
  • How to Style the Perfect Stacked Tray

    Rima Butto
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Image found here. I love scrolling through Pinterest everyday – it’s where I get a lot of my inspiration! But it’s also really easy to get caught up in the magical world of other people’s spaces – after awhile, you kind of forget that what you’re looking at is actually real. Once you consider trying... View full post > Related posts: Lappers: More than just a Pretty Tray Office Style Tip of the Week-Making your letter trays pretty Life at Work with Tray Chaney of HBO’s The Wire
 
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    Naldz Graphics

  • A Collection Of Attention-Grabbing Neon Business Cards

    Ronald Bien
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 am
    There are a lot of ways in making business card designs attractive and engaging; one of these is using bright neon colors. This kind of colors tends to glow and be bright more than usual and thus can get more attention from observers. They can also incorporate some playfulness, creativity and more. For this post, we have collected some of the handpicked examples of Neon Business Cards. Get some ideas and inspirations on how the elements of neon colors give life and extra impact to the design. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and The post A Collection Of…
  • 33 Engaging Automobile Website Designs To Inspire You

    Ebrian Acebedo
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Car Companies have been in business for as far as the 1800’s. Through the years, they have utilized various advertising schemes from magazines, newspapers, TV ads, to actual car shows. But in the information age, automotive industries have also embraced the internet and created their own websites with impressive designs that many people can visit and see. Today, we have collected some of the most creative Automobile Website Designs that you can see whether for its great graphic design, or the luscious car models they offer. Scroll down and check them all out. Come, take a peek, and be…
  • 40 Magnificent Fox Logo Designs

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:54 am
    In the past, we have featured many logo designs that are inspired by animals and used as the main subject in the design. Today, we will be giving you yet another inspiring collection of logo design that may drive your playful imagination and come up with great ideas that you can use for your own logo design. Below we have collected 40 Magnificent Fox Logo Designs for you to conveniently see and enjoy. This includes actual drawings of foxes to geometrical artworks that represent these mystic creatures. Scroll down and check them all out. Come, take a peek, and have The post 40 Magnificent Fox…
  • A Cool Collection Of Heart Bokeh Textures You Should See

    Joan Mae Maguale
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:38 am
    Sometimes being out of focus can also result to something cool and magnificent. One example of this is bokeh – the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Most of us would agree that this effect gives various lovely emotions to the image like a feeling of magic, romance, and nostalgia. For this post, we will show you a variation of bokeh that were turned into little heart shapes. Today, we have gathered a great list of Heart Bokeh Textures that you can check and dig below. These resources are The post A Cool Collection Of Heart…
  • 40 Adorable And Creative Chameleon Logo Design

    Kareen Liez
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Animals are usually merged to logo designs for various reasons. One of these reasons is to incorporate some of the desirable traits in the logo and consequently to the company they represent. Animals that are usually used are lions, eagles, snake, and the list goes on. But today we will feature an animal that is not commonly used – chameleon. Chameleons are highly specialized lizards best known for their ability to change their pigmentation to various color and use them to camouflage to their environment, making them one of the best in adapting. Today, we share to you our gathered The post…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Drunk User Testing – Test Your Site

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

    derfrankie
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    This is a godsend for not-english Squarespace sites … and it actually works. Translate your website | Localize.jsWebsite translation is easy with Localize.js. Launch a localized version of your web application in just a few minutes. The post Translate your Squarespace site with Localize.js | Localize.js documentation appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes – Squarespace

    derfrankie
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    The dude is on …. great squarespace site, great ad campaign, great tapes. Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes – SquarespaceJeff Bridges’ new album is on his new Squarespace site. Give the tracks a listen on DreamingWithJeff.com and you’ll sleep better tonight. The post Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes – Squarespace appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • The Pixelapse Blog • Pixelapse + Dropbox

    derfrankie
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    The race to provide the best features has begun … after Photo upload (now matched by other sync services) Dropbox is reaching again towards the creative users by buying the collaboration platform Pixelapse. I've tried it, and found it interesting but not ready for my workflow. Design review is hard – but if you can do it with a tool you already use it might get a better adoption than other tools. It will up the "stickiness" of the dropbox service for sure – I am phasing dropbox out right now, but maybe it will be more attractive in one year time. Pixelapse +…
  • CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For

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

  • IIDA 2015 Educator of the Year Award

    Dexigner
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
    The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is calling for applications for the Fourth Annual IIDA Educator of the Year Award, established to honor extraordinary accomplishment and dedication to Interior Design by a full-time educator.
  • Built by Women New York City

    Dexigner
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Built by Women is a social and educational initiative, celebrating women's contributions to the built environment.
  • ITS 2015: The Future

    Levent Ozler
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:20 pm
    ITS 2015, the fourteenth edition of International Talent Support, is now open for entries. The competition seeks young talent to support and showcase their creativity.
  • Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

    Levent Ozler
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Pantone has released the Fall 2015 Fashion Color Report. The report offers a comprehensive overview of designers' use of color in their upcoming collections.
  • International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015

    Levent Ozler
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    Red Dot has released the 2014/2015 International Yearbook Communication Design, featuring the world's best and latest innovations in the field of communication design.
 
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • Drunk User Testing – Test Your Site

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

    derfrankie
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    This is a godsend for not-english Squarespace sites … and it actually works. Translate your website | Localize.jsWebsite translation is easy with Localize.js. Launch a localized version of your web application in just a few minutes. The post Translate your Squarespace site with Localize.js | Localize.js documentation appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes – Squarespace

    derfrankie
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    The dude is on …. great squarespace site, great ad campaign, great tapes. Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes – SquarespaceJeff Bridges’ new album is on his new Squarespace site. Give the tracks a listen on DreamingWithJeff.com and you’ll sleep better tonight. The post Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes – Squarespace appeared first on Frank derFrankie Neulichedl.
  • The Pixelapse Blog • Pixelapse + Dropbox

    derfrankie
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    The race to provide the best features has begun … after Photo upload (now matched by other sync services) Dropbox is reaching again towards the creative users by buying the collaboration platform Pixelapse. I've tried it, and found it interesting but not ready for my workflow. Design review is hard – but if you can do it with a tool you already use it might get a better adoption than other tools. It will up the "stickiness" of the dropbox service for sure – I am phasing dropbox out right now, but maybe it will be more attractive in one year time. Pixelapse +…
  • CSS Level 4 Selectors to Watch Out For

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

  • The MGM lions

    David Airey
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    The classic lion trademark was created in 1916 for the Goldwyn Pictures Corporation by ad executive Howard Dietz. Slats, appearing from 1917-1924, born in Dublin Zoo Dietz said he decided to use a lion as the company’s mascot as a tribute to his alma mater, Columbia University, whose athletic team nickname is The Lions. In 1924, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) was founded when American business magnate Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Pictures. The first lion, called Slats, was used for the original Goldwyn Pictures design and for…
  • A new Freeview logo and identity

    David Airey
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Launched in the UK in 2002, Freeview is a subscription-free TV service delivered through an aerial that offers more than 60 TV channels and more than 25 radio stations. Freeview is managed by DTV Services Ltd, a company owned and run by its five shareholders: BBC, BSkyB, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva, and is reported to be in 10.5 million homes. Original 2002 Freeview logo, by Lambie-Nairn 2006 refinement Dervla O’Shea from London-based DixonBaxi got in touch to share the agency’s work on Freeview’s new logo and identity. 2015 design by DixonBaxi “The new logo retains the red…
  • What does a designer need to consider when designing a logo?

    David Airey
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    Copywriter, columnist and author Michael Evamy has released a mini edition of his popular 2007 reference book, Logo. The folk from It’s Nice That asked Michael a few relevant questions, such as this, “What does a designer need to consider when designing a logo?” “Numerous things. But before they start designing, it’s about the client, the competition, the context and the audience. These will all shape the idea. It’s about establishing parameters: asking questions such as, what are the client’s objectives? What’s the best use of the budget? How and where should the logo be…
  • Pulsating Sonos

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

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

    swissmiss
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A natural wooden tray that elegantly holds a mug and saucer, memo pad and smartphone.
  • ♥ / Squarespace

    swissmiss
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Thank you Squarespace for sponsoring my RSS Feed this week. Your mind is filled with creative ideas. Whether you have a side project, full-on business plan, or need a web presence for your professional portfolio, you can make anything amazing with Squarespace. Squarespace is the all-in-one website building platform that was created to meet high design and functionality standards. With Squarespace’s simple eCommerce solutions and marketing tools, you can launch your ideas into success, all while being backed by award-winning 24/7 Customer Support. Get 10% off with the code SWISSMISS. Did you…
  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Finding love after a heart transplant. A truly moving story.  – Monster Scout turns your iOS device into a real monster locator. – Some of these charts depicting what it’s like to turn 30 made me laugh out loud. – This Pool Chair might make you want to dive off it… – Phases of the moon towel. Love it. – Alto’s Adventure – a new favorite iOS game. – How stinking cute is this Shark Pillow from Target? – One of my favorite blogs, Laughing Squid, launched a store. This is doing o to be dangerous. – We so totally need one of…
  • Socks With Faces

    swissmiss
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Today I brought home some Chatty Socks, socks with faces. Haven’t seen my kids this excited in a long time. (I think they’re pretty cool too!)
  • Trust me…

    swissmiss
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    I am fine, she said, burning the candle at both ends.
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  • Anthony Gargasz Metallic Faces

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Anthony Gargasz, the LA-based Photoshop artist is now officially on our favorite artists list. Gargasz’s meticulous perfection produces strong and solid art that stands out. Gargasz’s confident, sleek and cool work has drawn the attention of the film industry in LA and elsewhere. He has produced Key Art for such clients as Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and Netflix.  We have commissioned Anthony to create three impressive prints of a human head that exude a mysterious mix of metallic solidity and liquid fluidity. We love the slightly menacing mood of…
  • Casa Cavia - Buenos Aires

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The recently opened Casa Cavia in the Palermo Chico neighborhood of Buenos Aires is an enchanting fusion of sights, sounds, tastes and eras. Now operating as a brand new assembly of a restaurant, publishing house, bookstore, flower shop and perfumery, Casa Cavia is housed in what was known as the Bollini Roca residence, designed in the gilded age of the 1920s as a personal gift to the owner’s wife by the Spanish-born architect and artist Alejandro Christophersen of Norwegian parentage. The founder and creator of the Casa Cavia concept, Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda with book publisher Ana…
  • Carusel Bookstore - Bucharest, Romania

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Some of us go weak in the knees at the sight of a new bookstore or library. Such was certainly the case when we glanced at Cărtureşti Carusel bookstore, opened on February 12 on Lipscani Street in Bucharest’s historical Old Town, also often called just Lipscani. The magnificent Chrissoveloni bank building, now owned by Jen Chrissoveloni, the great-grandson of the 19th century banker, created a magnificent starting point for the retail project. According to the Romanian media, the current owner invested 1 million Euro in the renovation and leased the building to the Cărtureşti…
  • Villa Moos - Lake Constance, Germany

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Villa Moos by Lake Constance (Bodensee) at the northern foot of the Alps draws our attention with its building-block appearance and foreboding façade.   And yet, surprisingly, with these almost semi-brutalist intentions, the look of heaviness does not follow.   Instead, there’s a delightful mood of lightness, almost of semi-permanence. It seems as if the entire structure could be a fold-up affair made of exceptionally strong origami paper or very light sheets of card board, ready for packing up and carting elsewhere. But as we know metal and glass are the main…
  • CJ Hendry Solo Show - Sydney

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pen on Paper Artist CJ Hendry Debut Solo Show, Sydney
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    Lovely Package

  • Contraband Playing Cards

    Lovely Package
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Designed by Joe White | Country: United Kingdom | Pair with: Nudie Jeans Co. “Designed in London by Joe White, Contraband Playing Cards were inspired by secret societies, conspiracy theories, and everything unknown. Every inch of the Contraband deck was designed from scratch – the court cards, the Aces, and even inside of the box. Best of all: The Contraband Book Lamp. Two very special, 50-year old books. Each book has a secret. The top book is a functional lamp, handcrafted with an Edison bulb and antique nickel power switch. Slide the top book to reveal a secret compartment…
  • Student Work – Sydney Goldstein

    Lovely Package
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Designed by Sydney Goldstein | Country: United States | Pair with: Porter “A unique food truck, obsessed with oddities. The pigeon follows the traveling circus from city to city.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • Tusk Beer

    Lovely Package
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Designed by Roman Davydyuk, Yaroslav Cherkunov & Katya Chanysheva | Country: Ukraine | Pair with: Norse Projects “Tusk craft beer. The idea was to express that the new beer is very severe. It’s meant for tough guys who don’t whine or complain about their life.” - lovelypackage.com occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.
  • 1800 Colección®

    Lovely Package
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Designed by Gary Baseman | Country: United States | Pair with: Mason’s “The launch of 1800 Colección® showcases the brand’s commitment to art and innovation, especially through creative packaging.  1800® Tequila commissioned Gary Baseman, a famed Los Angeles-based artist known for his dynamic pop art imagery, to create a stunning sculpture to encase the exceptional liquid. Baseman designed a pewter decanter he calls “Sirena Del Deseo” (translates to “Mermaid of Desire”), which tells the tragic story of true love and the fight to achieve it. This tale, about a Mexican…
  • Gran Luchito

    Lovely Package
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Designed by Midday | Country: United Kingdom | Pair with: Deus Ex Machina “Cultivated and smoked by generations of hardy farmers in the harsh Oaxacan climate, the smoked chillies in ‘Gran Luchito’ products are at the heart of the brand. The name ‘Gran Luchito’, meaning ‘Great Little Fighter’, references the plight of these chillies against the harsh elements but also the obsession amongst the farmer’s with the sport of Mexican wrestling. We were tasked to reinvigorate the brand and better communicate its unique story, revealing the meaning of ‘Gran Luchito’…
 
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Cannes Glass Lion addresses gender bias

    Duncan Macleod
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has introduced the Glass Lion: The Lion for Change, honouring work that challenges gender bias and shatters stereotypical images of men and women which remain rooted in marketing messages. A jury headed by the Founder and CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld/MakeLoveNotPorn, Cindy Gallop, will assess work entered into the new category this June. The award builds on the Festival’s long-held belief that marketing actively shapes culture, and the launch of the award is part of an on-going commitment to positively impact the course of communications.
  • Coca Cola Generous World

    Duncan Macleod
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    Coca Cola’s centenary of the Coke bottle includes “A Generous World”, a commercial launched during the Academy Awards. The commercial shows a full bottle of Coke being handed from survivor to survivor in calamitous scenes on Sitges Beach in Spain. “No matter who you are, or whatever life throws at you, there’s always someone out there who could use a Coke a little more than you. Who would you share one with?” The teaser version ended before viewers could see what was casting a large shadow on the earth. The Coca Cola USA Facebook page invited fans to channel their…
  • Coca Cola Kiss The Past Hello

    Duncan Macleod
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Coca Cola is celebrating 100 years of the Coca Cola bottle with “Kiss The Past Hello”, a collection of art works collated in a book, “Kiss The Past Hello” and a travelling exhibition. Artists from around the globe were invited to put their own spin on the bottle. Some of the submitted pieces are included in a coffee-table book printed by Assouline, Kiss the Past Hello, along with classic Coca-Cola-inspired art, and essays by Stephen Bayley, Ted Ryan, and James Sommerville. The exhibition has been launched at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the home town of Coca…
  • Coca Cola Tale of Contour

    Duncan Macleod
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    Coca-Cola is celebrating 100 years of the Coca Cola bottle with a series of 14 television and digital films. “Tale of Contour”, from Ogilvy France, tells the epic tale of the creation of the Coca-Cola bottle, as narrated by a big brother to his younger sibling. The bottle travels through distant lands and curious settings, captivating the boy’s imagination. It is through this journey that the bottle obtains its unique features – its iconic curves, its flutes and red ribbon – and gets filled with icy-cold Coca-Cola as it ends its ride back in the hands of the…
  • Leonard Nimoy in Advertising

    Duncan Macleod
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Leonard Nimoy, who has died at the age of the age of 83, has appeared in a number of television commercials related to his casting as Mr Spock in the original Star Trek series and films. The most recent was Volkswagen Germany’s “Zukunft für alle” (Future is Now) commercial in which Nimoy drives a futuristic Volkswagen XL1, outclassing Shatner’s e-mobility equipped e-Golf. Audi’s “Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: The Challenge”, was released in 2013. Nimoy appeared in a 2006 Super Bowl ad for Aleve pain reliever, turning up to deliver his famous Live…
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    Bit Rebels

  • How To Correctly Setup The Perfect Home Office

    Richard Darell
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Are you ready to get your home business off the ground? To really kick your business into high gear, you need to establish a productive workspace. That means shelling out some of that startup capital to get a home office set up. No matter what industry you’re in, Bankrate reports that having a dedicated home office can offer a number of benefits to both you and your business, including freedom from distractions, the ability to work in comfort, and much sought after tax deductions. You [...]The post How To Correctly Setup The Perfect Home Office appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Is Virtual Reality The Next Big Thing In Entertainment?

    Richard Darell
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Virtual reality has been predicted as the next big thing in entertainment for some time, but only within the last two or three years has it started to emerge as a real possibility. Virtual reality appeared on the Sundance Film Festival for the second year running, but this time with more than a dozen installations for different games, films and a range of other platforms. With the number of virtual reality providers growing each year, the chances that there will soon be an affordable platform [...]The post Is Virtual Reality The Next Big Thing In Entertainment? appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 5 Apps Every Business Professional Needs

    Richard Darell
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When preparing a new tablet or eReader for use in business, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you need to get started before you start taking it to work. The last thing you want is to be chomping at the proverbial bit to get some work done, but be stuck sitting on your hands while you download and install essential apps onto your tablet. According to Forbes, using a tablet at work can result in a noted increase in productivity – but [...]The post 5 Apps Every Business Professional Needs appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Mini Power Is The Smallest Portable Smartphone Battery Charger Yet

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

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

  • Spider Light: Creepy-Crawly Lamp Clings with Magnetic Legs

    Stephanie
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This lamp seems to come to life in a way that might creep out all you arachnophobes out there, clinging to surfaces in a decidedly spider-like way. The SpYder light by design firm daast is a tripod lamp that can be attached to surfaces in a variety of ways, pointing the light wherever it's needed. Designers Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin of daast met while studying architecture, but paired up to work on design after discovering a shared passion for putting unusual materials to use in innovative ways. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Stretchy Chair is a Work of Art + a Comfy Resting Spot

    Delana
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It seems like there are two types of chairs: those that are nice to look at, and those that are comfy to sit in. The Twoface Chair from designer Christoph Massak, however, is both. The fabric mesh material that makes up the seat is soft and springy. When no one is sitting in the chair, it looks a bit like a modern art sculpture: all metal tubing and dark fabric. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Sans Stand: Modern Free-Hanging Chair + Hammock Design Cut & Paste Chair: 4 Seats Spliced into 1…
  • Watt a Bright Idea: Adjust Lamp’s Intensity With a Pulley

    Delana
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Polly, the pulley-style lamp from Diane Espiritu and Jeffrey Liu, gives you the freedom to adjust the position and strength of your lighting just by moving it up or down. The lamp's handcrafted porcelain body is complemented perfectly with hardwood pulley wheels and wall anchors. Brass hardware ties the whole lamp together. A 20-foot cotton-wrapped cord allows the lamp to move freely on the pulley system without causing worry that the cord will become worn or frayed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Make Your Own Lovely Modern Copper Hanging Light…
  • Reflective Teacups Ensure Always-Matching Saucer Sets

    Delana
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Maybe having a whole matching set of cups and saucers isn't exactly your cup of tea, but having cups that match the saucers they sit on is always a nice touch. These unusual cup and saucer sets from D-Bros ensure that your cup is always in perfect order with its saucer. At first glance, the cup and saucer sets look beautiful, but not entirely remarkable. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Automatic Steeping Mug Always Makes the Perfect Cuppa Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty Pizza Clippers: Excessive or Clever Kitchenware Design?
  • Fun House: Modern Play Space Features Wooden Swings

    Stephanie
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    A series of tiny wooden houses within a larger structure make up a bright, modern, wood-lined play space for kids and adults alike in Buenos Aires. Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante Arquitectos is a cafe offering 'fun houses' filled with swings, tents, hammocks and communal tables as well as more conventional cafe seating. Intended to inspire creativity and spontaneity, the design creates cool spaces for kids to hang out without relying on primary colors, plastic or any of the other visuals typically associated with such spaces. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related…
 
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    if it's hip, it's here

  • Encased: Suitcases That Appear Stuffed With Human Bodies & How They Were Made.

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Encased, a project by Fantasy and Fetish artist Wei Li, is a collection of hand-formed leather suitcases. The pieces capture and frame the energy, tension and sensuality of the human form in hand-crafted cases made from 3D molds and embellished with zippers, handles and bronze accents. We’ve seen unusually shaped luxury cases, pre-dented luggage and […] The post Encased: Suitcases That Appear Stuffed With Human Bodies & How They Were Made. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Leonard Nimoy, We Salute You.

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Next to ‘flipping the bird’ and the ‘thumbs up’ the Vulcan Salute, made famous by Leonard Nimoy as Star Trek’s Spock, is the most recognized hand gesture in the world. Nimoy passed away this morning at the age of 83, leaving behind many saddened friends and fans. Nimoy’s handprints in concrete outside the famed Grauman’s […] The post Leonard Nimoy, We Salute You. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • “The Dress” Drama, Celebs, Brands and The Frock (Which Comes in 4 Colors).

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Unless you were ‘off the grid’ for the past 24 hours, you had to have read, engaged in or at least heard about the color controversy surrounding #TheDress.  Now that we know the dress actually is Blue and Black, here’s a bit about the dress drama (#Dressgate) and the frock itself. Including the fact that […] The post “The Dress” Drama, Celebs, Brands and The Frock (Which Comes in 4 Colors). appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Artist Launches BitchCoin As A Way of Investing In Her Work.

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here “BitchCoin,” is a digital currency developed with young artist Sarah Meyohas in collaboration with “Where”- a think tank and exhibition space in Brooklyn, New York. The project allows you to invest in Meyohas’ talent via her photographic prints, at a fixed rate of 1 BitchCoin to 25 square inches. above: Speculation by Meyohas is the […] The post Artist Launches BitchCoin As A Way of Investing In Her Work. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Dito Von Tease Gives The Finger To Famous Faces.

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here An Italian artist and art director who uses the internet moniker ‘Dito Von Tease’ has a fun on-going project called Ditology. In Ditology he transforms his own index finger into portraits of everyone from well-known politicians to iconic cartoon characters. Celebrities, movie characters, Dictators, even famous art subjects get the point. From Pope Papa Francesco […] The post Dito Von Tease Gives The Finger To Famous Faces. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • Writing a Website Design RFP? Read This Comprehensive Guide First (w/Bonus RFP Template)

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

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

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

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

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

  • 15 Best Royalty Free Photo Sites

    Jessica
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    What do you need to know about royalty free stock photo sites? And why many companies and individuals prefer to use not ordinary free photos but royalty free stock photos? We will try to understand this and find out which royalty free stock photo sites are the best ones and why. We won’t pay too […] The post 15 Best Royalty Free Photo Sites appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Irresistible Paris on Watercolors of Thierry Duval

    Jessica
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    French watercolorist with an impressive talent for capturing city life Thierry Duval was born in Paris, France in 1968. He is one of the best watercolor artists of the moment. His watercolors are characterized by a strong light and precision in drawing, being almost or hyperrealism in the results mainly in his Paris watercolors. By […] The post Irresistible Paris on Watercolors of Thierry Duval appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Custom Bike Production-R by Thunderbike

    Jessica
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The people at Thunderbike have come up trumps again with this astonishing new motorcycle. The bike is based on a handmade frame-kit by Thunderbike released in 2014. As for aesthetics, its as muscular as they come without the frills, baring its Harley Davidson Screamin Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine completely in the buff. Height adjustable […] The post Custom Bike Production-R by Thunderbike appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Spyder Light by daast

    Jessica
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A design house of bespoke solutions, projects and experimentation, daast is the combined design thinking of Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin. Winners of the SOYA Qantas program, the designers met while studying architecture at UTS. Recognising a shared fascination for putting unusual materials to innovative use, they soon started working on design outcomes together. One […] The post Spyder Light by daast appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • The Apple Lightsaber

    Jessica
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If Apple somehow landed a lightsaber contract, this is probably what they’d look like. 3D modeler extraordinaire Martin Hajek went ahead and imagined the iSaber. Designed by Apple in Tatooine, and assembled in Hoth, this fictional energy weapon has been cleverly visualized to include all the telltale design cues of a real Apple product. Hajek […] The post The Apple Lightsaber appeared first on Beautiful Life.
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    デリケートゾーンをきれいに

  • Vラインの毛の量の調整はどうするのがベスト?

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

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

    akko0610
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    アンダーケアを自分で処理をした場合、 カミソリや間違った方法で処理やケアをすると どうしてもかゆみが出たりチクチクしたります。 ぼりぼり掻く訳にもいかないし、 デリーケートな部分なので、 とっても気になるし不快ですよね? アンダーヘアの処理をした後に、 かゆみが出てしまう大きな原因は、 カミソリやシェーバーで処理をした際の、 毛先の尖りが原因になっています。 事故処理をしてかゆみを出にくくする方法は、…
  • ミュゼと銀座カラーアンダーヘアの脱毛するなどっち?

    akko0610
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    アンダーヘアの部分は皮膚もデリケートで、 自分では見えない部分も多いので、 自分で処理をするのは大変ですよね。 出来る事なら専門のスタッフが 脱毛してくれるサロンで脱毛ケアをしたいと思います。 アンダーヘアのケアがきれいに出来れば、 水着を着たり、友達を温泉に行く時も自信がつきますよね。 脱毛サロンのミュゼプラチナム、銀座カラー どちらのサロンもネットなどで検索していたら、…
  • アンダーヘアが全くないのはおかしい?

    akko0610
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    アメリカでは男性でも女性でもアンダーヘアのケアをするのが、 一般的になっています。 アメリカの女性はアンダーヘアはちょっとだけ残すか、 全くなくしてしまうのが主流です。 日本ではアンダーヘアの脱毛している女性は多いです。 ですが、全部無くしてしまう事には 不安を感じている人が多いようです。 日本人の女性は温泉などで、 裸を人前で見せる場所もあります。 そんな時にはアンダーヘアがきれいになっていると、…
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    The Pro Designer

  • Paper weights: what does it mean?

    Pro Designer
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    When printers indicate the sort of paper they will use, they speak in terms of a number, such as 120, and GSM. GSM stands for grams per square meter. Think of a large square piece of paper, one meter on each side, lying on top of a finely tuned scales. A square meter of paper that weighed only 35 grams would be called 35 gsm. It would be a very light-weight newsprint, or tissue paper. The higher the number goes, the thicker the paper tends to be. 350 gsm is card stock. Business cards, folders and postcards are printed on paper that is this heavy. 80 gsm – 100 gsm — most printing…
  • Are Free Web Templates Suitable for My Site?

    Pro Designer
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    In today’s modern world, it’s difficult to believe that anyone can get something good for absolutely nothing. There has to be a catch somewhere, right? Time and time again, we find out that a freebie isn’t as free as we first thought; however, there is a freebie that can be had that comes with no catch, no hidden extras, and most of all, absolutely no charge! Free web templates are one of the few genuine freebies available in this modern money driven world! Free Web Templates… Really? When trying to set up an online presence, you need to make several steps. First you have to find a…
  • What can a Flash Template Bring to my Website?

    Pro Designer
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    To template, or not to template – that is the question! Of course, if you do decide that you want to use a website template, the next big question you have to ask yourself is whether you use a Flash template, or an HTML template. Does it Make Much Difference? Indeed, it does make a difference! HTML templates are not always the prettiest things to look at, and may not offer a great deal of graphical interactivity (that said, there are some phenomenal designers out there that are pushing HTML design to new limits, in order to meet the impact that a Flash template can offer). HTML templates…
  • Make a Considerable Income as a Freelancer – Even After the Recession

    Pro Designer
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Freelancing has many benefits and perks that normal everyday jobs simply cannot match. One of these benefits is the ability to work with flexibility, working as much or as little as you want to each and every day. Another is that you can work dressed anyway that you see fit; whether it’s trussed up in office clobber, or in the comfort of your PJ’s and slippers. However, these are merely just little perks, and the reward of being a freelancer should be perceived as a fantastic professional opportunity that offers unparalleled freedom. This freedom will allow you to go much further in…
  • Assessment of the BBC Logo

    Pro Designer
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    The BBC, or the British Broadcasting Corporation, is based in various locations around the UK. Over the years, the BBC has worked hard to make itself known to audiences across the world. The BBC now enjoys worldwide recognition for its new features, TV programming, internet presence and radio broadcasting. The BBC has produced a number of shows that have attracted strong UK audience interaction. The BBC has reached a phenomenal peak in its history, employing over 28,000 individuals in the UK, and utilizing a budget of over 4 billion GBP. The sheer size of this budget has led to controversy,…
 
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    Typebased | Typographic Logo Design Gallery

  • Jaguar F-Type R Coupe review: Nothing but love

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    Rory Reid reviews the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, the top-dog V8 monster taking aim at the Porsche 911. Subscribe for more great content: http://bit.ly/1f3dxSq –… Are you my type? Episode 1 Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya.
  • Cam Wilde [PART 1] creator of the Periodic Table of Typefaces talks with MSU 2009 MAET students

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
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  • Type O Negative – Stay Out Of My Dreams

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    This song is from the compilation which came on 2000, “Least Worst Of”. Picture at: http://i62.tinypic.com/2d26khw.jpg Lyrics: I shan’t think of her when I’m… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • animate typeface

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    Jens wickelgrens final major project how to animate a typeface of a city that grows. Video Rating: 4 / 5 This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In his talk, Peter Brugger talks about developing different typefac… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • Typeface Terror

    admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    When a sinister force tries to take over a college in England, a group of people must try to fight it in order to once again regain peace. This is a college … Video Rating: 5 / 5
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Workshops are Beautiful? Learn our dataviz process

    david
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Fancy learning to be a data-viz ninja? I’m planning my first ever public workshops. After two books, 567 graphics and a quillion mistakes, I figure I know enough now to share the goodness. Maybe you’d like to join me? What’s it entail? This new workshop format has been developed over a few years of private events. It’s honed to a tight, fun and creative transmission of the method I use to create data and information visualisations. It covers: » concepting and the generation of good, interesting ideas » researching and curating juicy data » executing and selecting…
  • What is Meditation / Mindfulness good for?

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

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

    david
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    At this time of giving and reflection, we wondered what might influence the choice of causes we support. Here, using celebrities as a proxy, we explore the potential effect of gender on charitable donations. Data: looktothestars.org Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project Find out more.
  • Your holiday drinks sorted: 78 delicious cocktail recipes, 1 glorious viz

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

  • Making Responsive Web Design Work For You

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

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

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

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

    alexbu
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    For any brand, their website is nothing short of a public face. A good website is effective in creating a great first impression and making your mark virtually, whereas a bad one can just leave clients/visitors high and dry. It is, therefore, important to have a website that is not just eye-catching, but also well-organized and easy to use. Such a website should go a long way in connecting you with existing and potential clients. An ideal website requires the use of several stunning colors andoutstanding templates that attract users to them. Apart from that, users should also be able to…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • Neat Idea: Little Bishop Ceiling Hook

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Anyone who’s ever tried to corral the unruly electrical cables of a pendant light will cotton to this little device, produced by Melbourne industrial designer Antony Richards. Little Bishop is a mindfully designed contraption that cleverly keeps electrical cables neatly secured—without detracting from the intrinsic organic character of suspension lighting. The two-part fixture—comprised of post, which screws into the ceiling; and appended ‘hook,’ which holds the cable—is a seamless monolithic resin structure, designed to appear as a natural ceiling element,…
  • New 2Modern Brand: Foscarini Contemporary Lighting

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    A dazzling new addition to 2Modern’s family of brands is Foscarini, a Venice-based lighting company whose offerings include innovative creations by some of foremost contemporary designers on the scene—Patricia Urquiola’s sparkling Caboche collection of modern lamps (above) being amongst the most notable. Fueled by the desire to create lamps of “pure emotion,” Foscarini has presided over a collection of expressively beautiful modern lamps since its founding in 1981, featuring a range of chandeliers, suspension lights, and modern floor lamps distinct for their…
  • LZF Candelabro Graces Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    If there was any confusion as to where exactly the full effect of Candelabro—the bombastically beautiful suspension lighting fixture created by Spanish design brand LZF—could be best illustrated, it’s been cleared up beautifully by Madrid’s NH Abascal Hotel. In choosing Candelabro—a canopy of 15 separate elements representing LZF’s most recognizable lamps—for its main lobby, the hotel selected a dramatic tactile and visual counterpoint to the organized geometry and tailored sophistication of the lobby’s interior, while providing an ideal combination…
  • Carl Hansen & Søn Reissues Hans Wegner Tray Table

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Carl Hansen & Søn, gatekeepers of Hans J. Wegner’s legacy, have just re-issued a Wegner-designed tray table that was originally introduced in 1970. Exhibited at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, CH417 Tray Table, comprised of circular wood top and foldable metal base, will now be made available in the original laminate version as well as a new oak iteration. The generously sized (approximately 25 in. in diameter) tray table, which features a band of light oak that encircles the tray’s surface area, is reversible, and may be removed from the base and used for…
  • Knoll Classics Sale: 15% Off + Free Delivery Feb 20 – March 5

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Our Knoll Classics Sale offers a chance for modern design enthusiasts to own a piece of design history. Some of the most familiar and exalted modernist designs of the 20th Century, created by masters like Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia, and Florence Knoll, are being offered today at an elegant 15% reduction. Complimentary white glove delivery is included in this sale, which lasts through March 3rd. Visit our Knoll Classics Sale here >
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    Design Milk

  • A Modern Cottage on the Edge of the Forest

    Caroline Williamson
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    This modern version of a traditional cottage sits on the edge of the forest, right between a grassy, green marsh and a valley in Montréal, Canada. Dubbed the Panorama House, the rectangular structure was designed by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement with dark stained Eastern cedar shingles and a pitched metal roof. The top floor houses the main living spaces – the kitchen, dining room, living room, and porch – making the most of the lush views and natural daylight. A bright orange door invites visitors into the home from the ground floor, which also contains the bedrooms…
  • 50 Football Fields Full of Design at Ambiente Frankfurt

    Katie Treggiden
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’ve already written about the new talent at Ambiente Frankfurt, but given that this year 4,811 exhibitors came from 94 countries to fill an exhibition center the size of 50 football fields, there’s no way that was going to be it. The show was buzzing with curated spaces, installations, and new product launches. One of my favorite features was Basket Case II, a collaboration between designers and basket weaving communities in Zimbabwe. French designer Matali Crasset worked with a community of women in Bulawayo to design and make the Gourd Family (above). She took a form they…
  • B&O Play Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker

    Gregory Han
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bang & Olufsen’s more playful and affordable line of portables, B&O Play, has a new addition joining their family of audio portables. The Beolit 15 Bluetooth Speaker is an evolutionary upgrade to the similarly picnic basket-shaped design, Beolit 12. Both models are the handiwork of Danish designer, Cecilie Manz, whose smaller BeoPlay A2 remains one of our favorite portable audio designs of all time. Everything the Beolit 12 could do the Beolit 15 now does even better: a longer lasting 24-hour playback battery life, lighter carrying weight, improved Bluetooth 4.0 aptX streaming…
  • Five Favorites

    Design Milk Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here at Design Milk, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to discuss all the cool stuff we come across. Which is why we’re going to round up a few of our favorites that we can’t pass up talking about. We’ll share a bit of everything we’ve seen and loved, from interiors to shoes… Photo: Marco Antonio 1. Concrete Kitchen via Casa.com So, we’ve seen concrete flooring and concrete countertops. We’ve also seen walls clad in the grey matter, but I don’t think we’ve seen all of them in one space. This small home in Brazil, designed by Renata Paternostro, has the…
  • Desktop Wallpaper: March 2015

    Jaime Derringer
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    miguelcm took on the lofty task of illustrating a Picasso quote for this month’s Designer Desktop. When not being inspired by Picasso, miguelcm’s churning out great furniture and architecture illustrations, among others. Click on the size below to download: 1024×768 \\\ 1280×1024 \\\ 1680×1050 \\\ 1900×1200 \\\ 2560×1440 BONUS: iPad \\\ iPhone 5 \\\ iPhone 6 \\\ iPhone 6 Plus View and download past Designer Desktops here.
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • String Lights

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

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

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

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:35 am
    This is crazy! These are NOT photographs!!!Tjalf Sparnaay is an hyperrealistic painter specialized in gourmet representations. His works include a wide variety of colorful pastries and sandwiches.[via]
  • Natural Skateboarding

    30 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Christophe Guinet aka Monsieur Plant loves to use plants in his works, such as turning sneakers into flower pots. One of his newest works is this beautiful skateboard made of a single plank of wood with its bark intact.[via]
 
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    Recave

  • Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock

    Frank
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The dock is to OS X what the Start menu is to Windows (though that comparison worked a lot better four years ago). It’s the primary way many users interact with Mac OS X, but a lot of people still don’t know some of the most basic and useful things the dock is capable of. That’s why we have decided to compile everything you need to know about your Mac OS X dock into one compendium of multi-tasking mastery. You’ll probably know how to do many of these things, but you might also be surprised at what you’ve been missing for all these years. A Dock of Two Halves There are two…
  • Designing Prototypes: 5 Apps That Do It Better Than Photoshop

    Frank
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    Photoshop is a popular tool with designers and its extensions such as CSS3Ps and FontAwesomePS make it it a good tool for creating web design prototypes as well. Nonetheless, it wasn’t really created for this purpose and as current trends push forward with responsive design, CSS Pre-processors, CSS Frameworks, and resolution-independent graphics (SVG), Photoshop is becoming less relevant for web design. Not to worry though as there are plenty of alternative apps built by independent developers to help fill in the gaps. In this post we will take a look at these apps, and find out how far…
  • Get Your Smartphone Photos Instantly With Prynt

    Frank
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    Do you take and post photos of yourself, family and friends, and pretty much about your everyday life a whole lot? Where do you store your photos when you are done? If you want a more tangible way of keeping snapshots of your life, rather than lose your photos to social accounts or worse, to cloud storage, why not print it out on the spot with Prynt? Prynt is a concept that is perfect for the selfie generation. It is a camera case that lets you print your photos anywhere you are – in just half a minute – without the use of Wi-Fi, bluetooth or any other wireless technology. Just slot your…
  • 5 Tools That Can Help You Write Better Emails

    Frank
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
    Everyone is still trying to solve the email problem. We continue to write about better email etiquette and try to wipe our inboxes clean. Some developer is hunched over trying to develop the next great email app. Gmail and Yahoo are buying anyone in sight who half-succeeds. But we don’t talk too much about the most basic habit of all – the art of writing better emails. The email hall of infamy is littered with carcasses of careers destroyed and faces reddened because of an email faux passé. But hold on. This little post isn’t about the bad news. It is about the neat little tools that…
  • What Happens When Robots Can do all the Jobs?

    Frank
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:37 pm
    One day, not too far from now, we’re going to experience the greatest unemployment crisis in human history.  Whether that will be good or bad depends entirely on how we prepare for it. What happens when technology advances so far ahead that machine intelligence  can perform all human labor?  It may sound nice at first – perhaps even utopian – but the implications are more frightening than you might think. This topic popped up when we looked at jobs that robots should take over, including many occupations that involve sales, data research, and transportation. In response to that post,…
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    Ryan McNamara

  • From the track to web design – what I’ve picked up

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

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

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

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

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

  • Louisville Vegan Jerky Co.

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Designer: Maria NicolaouProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Louisville Vegan Jerky Co.Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USAProduct description:Louisville Vegan Jerky Co jerky is an all vegan healthy high protein snack. We truly believe our jerky is unique in flavor and texture as we put a lot of time and attention into ingredients and cooking. We handbag every bag and work out of a kitchen in a beautiful victorian neighborhood. We offer a real product that isn't highly processed or loaded with ingredients for customers ranging from hard core meat eaters to hard core vegans. Our…
  • Valle de oro

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Agency: Akim Melnik Design StudioProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: TD ViroskoLocation: RussiaObjective:- trademark design- creation of author's illustrations- design of the style forming, two basic and eleven common packages in the line.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Lucia Tucci Lamps

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Agency: Hesten creative agencyProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Lucia TucciLocation: Dnipropetrovsk, UkraineLucia Tucci SRL Italy - famous Italian manufacturer of lighting products. The head office is located in a small picturesque town in Italy - Pesaro, it is moderately democratic and elegant city, eye-catching by its ancient history and the aristocratic tradition.In designing the packaging for the Russian market, the basic requirement of the customer was maximum associativity with Italy. This is shown in the colors of boxes and in the modern design.Read moreVisit Packaging of…
  • Damasceno Moscatel Roxo

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Agency: Nektar Brand AdvertisersProducer: Vinhos DamascenoPrinter: Vox PortugalDesigner: Miguel BatistaProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Vinhos DamascenoLocation: Palmela, PortugalPackaging Material: Paper cardMoscatel Roxo is a very specific icon of this mystic region - Palmela. A sweet wine, with a very unique grape variety - Moscatel Roxo. A distinct layout, for this wine cellar. Details in hot stamping, purple embossed varnish. Individual packaging with gold hot stamping combination. Enjoy it with good company!Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design…
  • ΔOGMA Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Designer: Ioannis FetanisProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Dogma GourmetLocation: Athens, GreeceExclusively sourced from ‘the queen of olives’, Koroneiki variety, and cultivated in our family orchards for more than 3 generations in the area of Kalamata – Greece, this premium quality olive oil is known for its fresh fruity aroma and strong flavor.Every single drop of our dogma represents our strong commitment to sustainable agriculture and top quality produce, implementing the highest level of safety and environmental standards across all stages of production.The unique…
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • A Design Film Festival 2015: Dior and I

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A Design Film Festival presented the Asia Premiere of Dior and I in Singapore from 17 - 25 Jan 2015. The documentary brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons? first haute couture collection as its new artistic director The event had 6 sold out screenings attended by over 1,800. Curatorial Direction, Creative Direction and Branding by Anonymous
  • Narratives

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Selected commissions from 2014
  • River Island x JP Braganza / Fashion Film

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Fashion film for the collection made by JP Braganza for River Island.
  • Wesley Mann

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Wesley Mann is an american portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. We helped Wesley redefine his visual identity, based on a simple yet bold wordmark, creating a scalable lockup to identity his beautiful portraits.
  • At The Academy

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    At The Academy was a print series published by Van Eaton Publishing.
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    Designmodo

  • How to Create a Moto 360 Smart Watch in Adobe Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    You're reading How to Create a Moto 360 Smart Watch in Adobe Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! If you’re into smartwatches, now this is the tutorial for you. With the use of some basic shapes and some tricks here and there I will guide you step by step so that in the end you will have created a stunning moto360 smartch with a little added Soundcloud flavor to make it whole. So […]
  • Introducing New Qards: More Features, Better & Faster

    Adrian
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    You're reading Introducing New Qards: More Features, Better & Faster, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Developing Qards we started thinking about the essence of creating a website, when you want to tell about your product in a beautiful way, while not digging in complex editors with a large amount of functions. But less is more. We know that you want to do simple things in a simple way. Today we […]
  • How to Choose the Right Monitor for Web Design

    Carrie Cousins
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    You're reading How to Choose the Right Monitor for Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Having the right equipment can make working on a web design project delightful or downright miserable. This is especially true when it comes to choosing the right computer monitor. (You are going to be looking at that screen for hours on end, after all.) So how do you find and purchase the best monitor for […]
  • Best Website Designs from the United Kingdom: Keep Calm and Design

    Nataly Birch
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:42 pm
    You're reading Best Website Designs from the United Kingdom: Keep Calm and Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! “Keep Calm and … Design” is one of many variations of the original slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On,” a motto dating to 1939. Recent it has become quite popular around the globe again but also stimulates the creative crowd of Albion to come up with some of the best United Kingdom website designs. The catchphrase is a […]
  • Designing a Great Photography Website

    Carrie Cousins
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:50 pm
    You're reading Designing a Great Photography Website, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! You’ve got a pile of great images. Now what can you do with them? Designing a website to showcase all that great photography is not as simple as just dumping all your images into a package made with CSS and HTML. It needs to be planned and designed to support those images. Here we’ll look […]
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • 5 Laid-back Living Rooms Styled With Art

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

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

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

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

    manvi
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! While food takes center stage on TG, a pretty table is a must. Is that where all the action happens anyway? So add a couple of thoughtful decorating details to your place settings that elevate the experience for everyone. Here are a couple of tips that you can easily recreate in your homes.   1-3: Created by Manvi for BrightBazaar 4&5: Created by Manvi for HGTV 6&7: Created by Manvi for HGTV, Photography by SweetTea Photography  Related PostsHoliday Movie Night PartyHoliday Entertaining + Decorating DIYsRustic-Glam ThanksgivingOmbre Ornament…
 
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    My Design Picks

  • Hello world!

    mydesign
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Stunning Mesh » Stunning Mesh

  • Why you Should Invest in SEO for your Business in Seven Reasons?

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

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

    Wijdan Rohail
    24 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    If you are running a commercial printing business or simply handling a lot of printing tasks in your company, there is one tool that can make you avoid print problems, which might bring losses to your business. Handling large printing jobs requires that you have proper management of the documents to prevent things like double printing of files, having missing fonts, incorrect image resolution, and other issues. Markzware FlightCheck is one stand-alone tool, designed to check native as well as PDF files you are printing to ensure that you get the right quality. It is one tool that people…
  • 5 Lies about User Experiences That You Probably Still Believe

    Steve Stretton
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    As a content marketer you’ve probably built up a fair number of assumptions about your audience. But are these assumptions actually correct? Researchers have recently done some testing of website users and they have discovered that some of those regular assumptions we make are actually totally wrong. We have been lying to ourselves about our website users and how they react to what they see online. Lie 1: Users Want a State of the Art Website: Users generally do not come to your website because it has flash features. They come there to do something, buy something or learn something. They…
  • Why You Should Download Digital Signage Design Themes & Templates Today?

    Brenda Fasci
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:42 pm
    The only place where attention seeking is a virtue is in advertising and in particular, digital signage. The intention of putting up the sign in the first place is to catch people’s attention so you can tell them about your great product or service and hopefully, get more sales from that. This is why we concentrate on the design and the overall look of the display. It has to be eye-catching and coherent so that you can get the attention and communicate effectively. Two of the Same: As a result, two elements in the digital signage design are keenly considered: Theme Template Most people…
 
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Concept Artwork Of What Google’s New California Headquarters Will Look Like

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Last week, it was revealed that Google is planning a massive makeover for its headquarters in Mountain View, California. To be designed by renowned Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick of London-based design studio Heatherwick Studio, the revamped office space will feature greenhouse-like buildings with canopies and transparent façades, surrounded by green meadows, a running track and a creek. The search engine company has just unveiled some concept renderings of what its new offices will look like on Google+.
  • Watch: Changing Standards For The Ideal Female Body Over The Last 3,000 Years

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    [Click here to view the video in this article] To show that the perceived “ideal” female body is ever-changing, BuzzFeedVideo has created a clip that highlights the dramatic changes in what is considered to be an attractive body throughout history. Featuring a diverse cast of models, this video brings us from Ancient Egypt to the present—for instance, while women are considered beautiful if they have full-figured bodies with large hips and breasts during the Italian Renaissance, women in the 1920s wanted boyish bodies that lack curves. Watch the entire video below. [via BuzzFeedVideo]
  • A Budget-Friendly GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just US$64

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, whose fitness band we previously featured, has just announced plans to launch its latest product, an affordable action-ready camera that aims to give GoPro’s budget camera ‘Hero’ a run for its money. The ‘Yi Action Camera’ features a 16-megapixel camera, high definition 1080p video recording and costs 399 yuan or just US$64, a bargain compared to the US$130 ‘Hero’. Its 64GB memory is twice as large as the latter’s, and at 72g, it is also considerably lighter than its 111g rival. Like the ‘Hero’, the ‘Yi Action Camera’ can reach…
  • Lingerie Brand Stages Underwear Runway Show In The London Underground

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    UK lingerie brand Bluebella, who previously showed us the ‘perfect’ bodies of men and women, recently made the news again for staging an underwear runway show in the London Underground. Held on 25 February 2015, the show featured sexy models clad in the brand’s latest Spring/Summer collection, parading down the newly re-opened Tottenham Court Road subway platform. According to Bluebella founder Emily Blendell, the Tube was chosen to perk up people’s morning commute. “Bluebella is all about confidence and enjoyment and we thought it would cheer up a few commuters on their way to work…
  • Tips On How To Best Use Photoshop’s Sharpening Filters To Get Better Images

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] If you’ve been working with Photoshop, then the following video is for you. Photoshop expert Deke McClelland provides a detailed breakdown of the various Photoshop’s sharpening filters and how best to use them for different images. Check out the useful tips below: [via PetaPixel, images via Lynda.com]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Design Insights Interview: Dutch Interior Designer Mascha from LEEM Concepts!

    Aime
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:49 am
    It’s time for our exclusive hot-off-the-press Design Insights Interview! This week we welcome super-stylish Dutch interior designer and blogger, Mascha Ekkel-Borst from LEEM Concepts. We are huge fans of her luxury style and inspirational blog! Let’s get an insight into her world: Why do you love being an interior and lifestyle blogger? Both interior and exterior has been my passion since my childhood. For instance, when we were on holidays, I always made drawings of the home we stayed in, including new interior and garden plans. And at school I loved to write. I guess when I found the…
  • Healthy Food Guide – our top 44 recipes for healthy food!

    Aime
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Be inspired to eat healthily with our ultimate power list off 44 healthy food and drink recipes! From an immune booster smoothie to carrot, apple and chia seed muffins, we’ve got your meals covered! Check out our healthy food guide below: 1. Spicy Meatballs with Chilli Black Beans Meatballs get a healthy makeover with this low fat, low calorie recipe featuring turkey mince, black beans and yummy avocado. 2. Green Tea, Blueberry and Banana Smoothie This super smoothie is packed full of nutrients, and is helped further by the anti-oxidants from the green tea, making it the ideal healthy…
  • We’ve launched an exclusive capsule collection with Orla Kiely!

    Aime
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    Have you seen our brand new collaboration with ‘Queen of prints’ – Irish designer Orla Kiely? Known for her retro-inspired lifestyle collection — which includes everything from ready-to-wear clothes to chic furniture — Kiely has designed a stylish print for one of our well-loved products. Her world-famous stem design has now taken root on our iconic Retro Bin collection, with the sprig and leaf motif available in cream on charcoal with an orange lid, and charcoal on cream with a yellow lid. The new capsule collection was officially launched on Friday 13th February at Potters…
  • Giveaway – Win prizes for you and your Valentine!

    Aime
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:01 am
    Who do you want to share your heart with? Let us know and win lovely prizes for the both of you! Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to thank your loved ones for being in your life. Tell us who you want to share your heart with – your mum, your friend, sister, colleague or someone who could use some extra love? – and win some lovely prizes for the both of you. We’re giving away 3 x 2 sets, worth £250.00 / €300.00 each! The prize sets include: FlatBack+ 30 litre Mineral Mint, Retro Bin ‘Silent’ 12 litre Mineral Pink, Laundry Bag rectangular Cool Grey, Whisk large…
  • Design Insights Interview: Susanne from SBZ Interieur Design!

    Aime
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    It’s time for a brand new edition of our Design Insights Interview and this week we are super-pleased to welcome fab interior designer and blogger Susanne from SBZ Interieur Design! Let’s take a look at her top styling tips:  What inspired you to delve into interior styling and how did you get started? From a young age I was fascinated by what you can do with a living area. As a child I was already a creative person and liked to regularly change my room into a new style and colour. Despite my passion for home and garden design and styling, I have a second passion for travel and…
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    Never Say Cool

  • The Great Cold is Yet to Come

    Never Say Cool
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    The infographic Polar Vortex 2.0 will graphically explain us the phenomenon behind the US last cold winter. Polar Vortex 2.0 Infographic Presented By EquipSupply
  • Robot Tattoo Artist: Skin Art in the 3D Printing Age

    Never Say Cool
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    Back in October 2013, France’s Culture Ministry and the ENSCI les Ateliers school in Paris issued a challenge that asked designers to take established ideas and remix them in a fresh way. Three colleagues from the school — Piotr Widelka, Pierre Emm, and Johan Da Silveira, also known as Appropriate Audiences — spent their eight-hour time limit manipulating a 3D printer and replacing its filament extruder with an ordinary pen. By the end, the trio had figured out how to get the device to draw a precise circle on human flesh, which inspired them to continue developing the idea and…
  • Help! We are Addicted to Miniature Cooking Videos!

    Never Say Cool
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:50 am
    Miniature is fascinating. Cooking recipes are a big buzz in the internet industry. The perfect combination to spend the whole day watching the making of miniature delicacies. via
  • This Video is so Mesmerizing It Feels to Travel Through Dimensions

    Never Say Cool
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    Produced by artist Daniel Crooks, “An Embroidery of Voids” is the coolest thing we have seen today. An Embroidery of Voids from Daniel Crooks on Vimeo.
  • Manufacturing ERP Software Systems can Help your Business

    Never Say Cool
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    A more efficient blueprint is the key to making anything more profitable while simultaneously increasing the overall quality of the product. The challenge is finding a way to improve that process. The best way to do so is likely through the use of manufacturing ERP software as it provides numerous ways to optimize the manufacturing process. Some of the more important ways that manufacturing ERP software can revitalize and overall improve your business’s manufacturing processes are listed below: 1. Department Coordination Coordination among the various teams responsible for creating…
 
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    CF Magazine

  • Meet Visual Development & Concept Artist Brian Matyas

    Fred McCoy
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Check out our interview with Brian Matyas, a concept artist in the film and gaming industry. Brian studied Illustration at Columbus College of Art & Design The post Meet Visual Development & Concept Artist Brian Matyas appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • An Exclusive Interview with Beneath Floes’ Creator, Kevin Snow

    Eric Swain
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
    Today we look at a collaboration from Kevin Snow, Patrick Bonaduce, Priscilla White, Mike LeMieux, & Pinnguaq on the interactive fiction game Beneath Floes The post An Exclusive Interview with Beneath Floes’ Creator, Kevin Snow appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • Freeware Friday – 4 Indie Itch.io Games You Need To Try – II

    Fred McCoy
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Imagine a place where creative, weird, terrible, and nonsensical video game ideas go. Imagine that place is a repository where you can download said games. The post Freeware Friday – 4 Indie Itch.io Games You Need To Try – II appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • An Exclusive Interview with GlitchHikers’ Creator, Silverstring Media

    Eric Swain
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    Silverstring Media is a new media design and production company which aims to create experimental works . Last year they released their inaugural effort, the experimental interactive fiction driving at night simulator, Glitchhikers. The post An Exclusive Interview with GlitchHikers’ Creator, Silverstring Media appeared first on CF Magazine.
  • Artist Quick Look: Liiga Smilshkalne, Jonathan Vair Duncan, and Julia Dunin

    Zola Paulse
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    Come get to know three fabulous artists: Liiga Smilshkalne, Jonathan Vair Duncan & Julia Dunin whose work ranges from digital painting to photography The post Artist Quick Look: Liiga Smilshkalne, Jonathan Vair Duncan, and Julia Dunin appeared first on CF Magazine.
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    ZURB

  • Shoppers Don't Want Your M-Dot Site

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    Imagine for a sec that you're an ecommerce retailer. It's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and the cornerstone sales day of brick-and-mortar stores. But you get a huge spike of traffic and someone snags a $25,000 clutch from a mobile device. Which is exactly what happened one Black Friday for One King's Lane. That one incident pushed One King's Lane to focus on perfecting their mobile shopping experience. As Doug Mack, then-CEO of One King's Lane, said: Your business model either leans on mobile or it doesn't. At the time, 30% of One King's Lane traffic came from…
  • Stuff Isn't Culture

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    Perks don't create loyalty and those things don't get people invested. When we talk about perks, we're talking about stuff. You know: the pool tables, the cell phone, the fridge full of beer. But those are "benefits," not culture. And that's exactly what dozens of articles focus on when it comes to culture — the stuff, the nice-to-haves, such as an inspired workspace and healthy food options. But focusing on perks might not keep your workers from fleeing for greener pastures. Take a look at Google. The search engine giant has one of the best perks in the Valley hands-down but one of the…
  • Mesmerize Users With Something Unexpected

    19 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    You're out on the town with friends and you decide to find a place to eat. Whipping out your cell phone, you launch the Yelp app and scroll through nearby restaurants. Suddenly, you see it peeking at you from behind the menu — a hamster. You begin pulling the menu down to set it free only to watch the hamster jump into a rocket and blast off! Did this funny easter egg help you accomplish your task? No. But did it bring a little joy or excitement to the experience? Definitely. This kind of unexpected detail is an example of "Surprise and Delight," a design trigger that can make any…
  • Hit the Weights and Take the Bloat Out of Frameworks

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Frameworks come under fire for being bloated. Some say they're too time consuming to style, and you can spend too much time overwriting styles. Or wrestling with important statements. Or removing unwanted code. Some say they come with too much stuff and at the same time complain that what is offered in a framework is not used. It's great to have many components with built-in styles when prototyping, but having these styles will inevitably require CSS overrides — unless you want all your sites to look the same. But frameworks give us a common language for designing websites. Not just…
  • The Pit of Despair and Dealing With Your Product Design Feelings

    13 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A product designer's journey is filled with wonder. It can also be rife with peril and despair. So how do you enjoy the awesome parts of product design without letting the negative parts discourage you and get you down? A Product Design Odyssey We design products at ZURB. We design products with clients, with internal teams, and we train people to do the same in their companies. Since 1998 we've been helping people design products and we've learned that amazing sparks can happen when teams work together seamlessly. We also learned that if good flow is interrupted it's hard to get up and be…
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    Incredible Things

  • Someone Already Got #TheDress Tattooed & More Incredible Links

    Brittany High
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Welp! It was only a matter of time. #TheDress forever, apparently. [Jezebel] Speaking of tattoos: You must peep these awesome, geeky tatts by Jeffrey Meyer. [Nerdist] School lunches from around the world are making me hungry. [Foodbeast] The quokka should be your new favorite animal. THEY’RE SO CUTE. [Pleated-Jeans] In 2017 all will be right in […] The post Someone Already Got #TheDress Tattooed & More Incredible Links appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Thanks To Prosthetic Glasses, A Husband Sees His Wife For The First Time In A Decade

    Brittany High
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    That Mayo Clinic posted this amazing video a man testing prosthetic glasses. In it, you get to watch his reaction to seeing his wife for the first time in a decade. Science and technology, man! Sure, we don’t have jet packs or robot butlers and whatnot, but bionic eyes are pretty f***ing sweet. The post Thanks To Prosthetic Glasses, A Husband Sees His Wife For The First Time In A Decade appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • There Is Nothing More Cozy Or Delicious Than A Pizza Sweater

    Brittany High
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    This is the Pizza Party Sweater by Alex Stevens. It is the most glorious sweater in all of the sweater land. Want one of your very own? Of course you do! You’re human after all. ACT NOW — it’s on sale for less than $17. That’s a steal! Don’t like pizza? I don’t believe you. […] The post There Is Nothing More Cozy Or Delicious Than A Pizza Sweater appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • With Wankband You Can Save The Planet By Pleasuring Yourself

    Brittany High
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    In a move that is almost certainly Captain Planet-approved, PornHub has introduced The Wankband. It’s meant to be worn around your fap hand’s wrist. NOT, uh, anywhere else, just so we’re clear. There’s a kinetic charger inside the band that creates power when it’s moved in an up-and-down motion. After you finish, you can plug […] The post With Wankband You Can Save The Planet By Pleasuring Yourself appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • This Excited Puppy Will Make Your Monday A Little Better

    Brittany High
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    It’s Monday, inarguably the most hated day of the week. Here’s a little something to make it better and this time it’s NOT lasagna. It’s a video of Nutella the teacup poodle getting her swerve on. The cuteness was shot at Furry Kids At Play Doggy Daycare Centre in Australia. The real question is where […] The post This Excited Puppy Will Make Your Monday A Little Better appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
 
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    edesignblog.com

  • The Simple Side of SEO You Should Try Out

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

  • Chair Installation by Nacho Carbonell

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    Chair Installation by Nacho Carbonell More and more the chairs of Nacho Carbonell take the form of a chair installation rather than a chair. This is a variation of his Library Chair. Currently he has several chairs/installations on display at the Groninger Museum. Until March 22, 2013. Last update: Monday, February 23, 2015The post Chair Installation by Nacho Carbonell appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • BenchMark City Benches by Sebastien Wierinck

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    BenchMark City Benches by Sebastien Wierinck Two of the three city benches Dutch designer Sebastien Wierinck designed for the City of The Hague which are located at the Spui Plein, the square next to the The Hague city Hall. Last update: Tuesday, February 3, 2015The post BenchMark City Benches by Sebastien Wierinck appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Dixon Goes Copper – 2015 IMM Cologne 05

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    Dixon Goes Copper – 2015 IMM Cologne 05 The trend is Copper says Tom Dixon in his IMM booth. Last update: Monday, February 2, 2015The post Dixon Goes Copper – 2015 IMM Cologne 05 appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Chair 808 by Formstelle – 2015 IMM Cologne 04

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    Chair 808 by Formstelle – 2015 IMM Cologne 04 Thonet Germany has developed a new line of easy chairs, the 808, with German design studio Formstelle. Formstelle is a studio located in GRÜNWALD, just south of Munich, of Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner since 2001. Last update: Monday, February 2, 2015The post Chair 808 by Formstelle – 2015 IMM Cologne 04 appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Yoda Easy Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue – 2015 IMM Cologne 03

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    Yoda Easy Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue – 2015 IMM Cologne 03 After returning from IMM I found out that I had missed an entire hall with important chair manufacturers, but I had seen Kenneth Cobonpue’s booth and was able to make some clear and sharp photo’s despite a guy standing in my way ;-) Last update: Friday, January 30, 2015The post Yoda Easy Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue – 2015 IMM Cologne 03 appeared first on Chair Blog.
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    Colossal

  • Sprawling Paper Nervous Systems Cut into Repurposed Books by Barbara Wildenboer

    Kate Sierzputowski
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Barbara Wildenboer produces sculptures pieced together from delicately cut books, thin strips of paper splaying out from each book’s spine. Wildenboer’s found books are often ones containing maps, atlases, and scientific subject matter, sometimes using images from the book as central elements to her pieces. Imagery, words, and sentences become components of the larger designs, as she crafts new visual narratives from the raw material. By producing visual metaphors, Wildenboer attempts to capture her own wonder of complex systems in nature like fractal geometry and the…
  • Edible Growth: 3D-Printed Living Food That Grows before You Eat It

    Christopher Jobson
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Photo by Bart van Overbeeke 3D-printed nylon prototype Edible Growth is an ongoing project by Eindhoven-based food designer Chloé Rutzerveld that blends food, gardening, and 3d printing. The concept involves a specially printed outer casing made from dough that contains “edible soil” and various seeds. Once printed, it takes a few days for the seeds and mushrooms to germinate after which they start to poke out of the small holes on top. All that’s left to do is pop it in your mouth. Rutzerveld’s design is currently just a concept and would involve several years of…
  • Designers Construct Crayon-Inspired Looks for New York City Bloomingdale’s

    Kate Sierzputowski
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    “Unmellow Yellow” by Nanette Lepore For spring 2015, Bloomingdale’s reached out to several designers to create pieces that both matched and were constructed by iconic Crayola colors. The pieces are designed with playful colors, yet have a sharp edge, the points of the crayons adding 3D elements to many of the elaborate pieces. The most dynamic, a bright yellow dress designed by Nanette Lepore, showcases a bustier of organized pinwheel crayon segments extending from the ornate neckline. Other designers chosen were Rebecca Taylor, Clover Canyon, Rebecca Minkoff, Torn by Ronny…
  • Giant Freezing Waves Infused with Ice Slowly Roll in off the Coast of Nantucket

    Christopher Jobson
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Photo © Jonathan Nimerfroh Earlier this week photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh was walking along the coast of Nantucket when he noticed something odd about the waves crashing on shore. The high temperature was 19°F (-7.2°C) and while the waves weren’t completely frozen, they were thick with pieces of ice, much like the consistency of a Slurpee, or an slushy, or an ICEE, or whatever. It’s amazing to see how the ice…
  • Kaboom! A Couple Falls in Love While Skydiving and Spends the Next 30 Years Creating Pyrotechnic Shows

    Christopher Jobson
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    For their latest Op-Doc, the New York Times traveled to El Salvador where they caught up with Rich and Dee Gibson, an unusual couple who have spent their entire relationship literally playing with fire. Sparks first flew when the couple met while skydiving. Rich (a Vietnam vet) was the pilot and Dee (formerly employed by the Army Corps of Engineers) was jumping. By 1981 they founded a pyrotechnic business out of Rockford, Illinois and for the next three decades designed orchestrated explosions for air shows. If the story of the Gibson’s relationship isn’t enough, watch the short…
 
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • 8 Free Photo-realistic iPhone 6 Mockup Templates

    Rafi
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Friends, today we feature a wonderful set of 8 free photorealistic iPhone 6 PSD mockup templates. The pack is called TheFox create for designers, developers, and appers to preview their app designs, responsive sites, graphics in a cool and realistic way. Armed with smart-objects, you can easily replace the screens with your own designs. Love the pack! File Format: .PSD Layers: Smart-Objects File size: 666.46 MB Dimensions: 5184 x 3456 px Visit Download Page
  • Fancy Scene Generator: Free Version

    Rafi
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Friends, today’s featured freebie is a free version of an amazing and beautify fancy scene generator kit. The free version contains  several items to create your own ideal fancy scene, but the good part is that the premium full version comes with a huge 210+ items to help you play with your own fancy and imagination and create numerous scenes for your website headers and banners or graphics. Download the freebie and check it out for yourself. So sweet!! File Format: .PSD Layered: Yes, Smart-objects File Size: 418 MB Visit Download Page
  • Free Jute And Tote Bag Mockups

    Rafi
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    Friends, today’s freebie is a set of 3 photo-realistic jute and tote bags mockups in PSD format. The logo mockups can be easily edited in Photoshop via smart-objects. Perfect to showcase your designs or logos on the bags.    File Format: .PSD Layers: Yes, Smart-Object Visit Download Page
  • 12 Free Hand-drawn Vector Mountains

    Rafi
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Friends today’s freebie is a set of 12 hand-drawn vector mountains in .AI, .EPS and .PSD formats. These are highly useful if you’d like to add mountains in your logos, insignias or badges. The set gives you 12 different mountains in vector shapes hand-drawn in Adobe Illustrator. File Formats: .AI, .EPS, .PSD Layers: Vector File Size: 1.08 MB License Download Free Vector Mountains
  • Giveaway: Win 3 Annual Subscriptions From PixelKit

    Rafi
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:59 am
    We have news to brighten your day: The innovative team behind PixelKit is offering 3 of their Annual Membership Subscriptions, which can be won by you – our readers! If you are one of the three fortunate winners of the contest, you will be given access to an Annual Membership Account with PixelKit at absolutely no charge to you! This is a dream come true for any website designer, as PixelKit.com is home to thousands of great graphics. If you take a look at their selection, you will find icons, sliders, buttons, and all of the other elements you could possibly want for your navigation…
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    ELAINE BISS

  • There is no Shame in Quitting

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    I am currently consulting a colleague and friend about her business. I have become a partner and have grown to love the organization. But when it sucks the life out of you and the work is no longer fun, it`s time to say goodbye.It seems society is keen on shaming people when their dreams aren`t big enough, or quit a bad idea. The norm is to hustle, put in the time daily and keep pushing on until you succeed, regardless of whether of not the venture is successful or not. That to me is as cruel as telling a terminally ill patient that they should keep fighting even when the likeliness of…
  • How to Price Yourself as an Artist

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    As of late, I have received a plethora of questions on being an artist, doing events, how to price yourself as an artist and setting yourself in business. I plan on answering these questions here and on my YouTube channel, so keep the questions coming!Wincy Glass has a great question. Pricing yourself as an artist can be tricky. Moreover, artists find it hard asking for money for something they love doing. Thought there are very little to no cost associated to running your Society6 store, once an item is sold, a fee is charged against the royalties you set.The Cost of CreatingThe…
  • #Oscars Red Carpet Runway

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:32 pm
    I had a blast sketching and painting The Oscars 2015 fashion picks. So many wonderful fashions!!! Here are mine!
  • Charcoal and Watercolor Dress Fashion Illustration

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    I love the combination of charcoal and watercolor. It makes a bold mark on the paper.@generalpencil @oscarprgirl drawing one of your pieces from last nights showA video posted by Elaine Biss (@elaine.biss) on Feb 18, 2015 at 10:09am PSTThe wetter the paper, the bolder the mark.
  • Oscar De La Renta Fashion Illustration

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    I am loving the simplicity and femininity of Oscar De La Renta's fashion show. This one is gouache and metallic acrylics.
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    Columbia CabinetWorks

  • In Search of Calm

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

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

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

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

    ccabinet
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I am so proud to announce that Columbia CabinetWorks and Witt Construction won Luxury Home Best Kitchen at the 2014 Saratoga Showcase of Homes! Skyfall was a very special project and is a very special home with a magnificent open floor plan and sweeping bucolic views of the Mohawk Valley and Adirondack Mountains. The spectacular showcase kitchen anchors the stunning great room and was designed with entertaining in mind. Floating shelves on the range wall, vertical grain match on all cabinet doors and drawer heads, and the rich matte eclipse finish on oak are just some of the details that add…
 
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    Creative Nerds

  • Best Of The Web And Design In February 2015

    TimothyBlake
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    February has been a great month. We have found some awsome Photoshop tutorials worth going through can truly learn some amazing techniques from. We have also featured some web front-end articles worth reading through, especially the article about getting started with grunt a great article which will save a huge amount of time as front-end developer. Photoshop Combine pictures in Photoshop seamlessly to create a stunning photo-illustration Use lighting effects to combine photos of a lightbulb, head and brain to create a conceptual illustration that sparks the imagination. How to Create a…
  • Circlular free social media SVG icon set

    TimothyBlake
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This is our first ever free SVG social media icon set. The beauty of SVG icons to PNG is there significantly smaller, which make it a great way to improve page load time performance, alongside looking crisp and sharp on mobile and retina devices. This icon set includes in total 12 icons in total for 12 of your favourite social media sites download and enjoy the icon set you can even use these icons in commercial projects.s License Details The Icon set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website,…
  • Quick tip: How to increase the history states in Photoshop

    TimothyBlake
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    One of my biggest frustration with using Photoshop is the fact that is that there’s a default limit on history states you can roll back to. This handy tutorial is a superb quick tip, which will show you how you can increase the limit to any amount of your choice. Its any easy to follow screen cast tutorial to sit back, and enjoy. Tutorial details Program: Photoshop Difficulty: Beginner Time estimation:  Under 5mins Preview
  • 20 tutorials for mastering retouching photos

    TimothyBlake
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Photoshop is the very best tool for photography when it comes to enhancing and manipulating the look of a photograph. Its surprisingly fairly easy to make a slightly imperfect photo look like a jaw dropping shot with the aid of Photoshop. In today’s round up we have compiled a list of the very best Photoshop step by step guides for how to master the art of retouching photographs. The beauty of of the list of Photoshop tutorials is regardless of your skill level weather your a novice, or a veteran Photoshop user the tutorials are fairly easy to grasp. I hope you enjoy the…
  • Squared watercolour paint strokes free Photoshop brush set

    TimothyBlake
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Watercolor paint brushes are my favourite type of Photoshop brushes, for the simple fact that they can be used in almost any type of design project. This brush set includes four large scale watercolor squared strokes and amazing brush set to download add to your design. License Details The brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this brush set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding license details…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Fosnavåg Konserthus designed by Heydays

    Richard Baird
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Fosnavåg is a city on the island of Bergsøya, situated off the west coast of Norway not far from the Altantic Ocean. It is home to a variety of maritime businesses including fishing, logistics and shipbuilding and now the location of Fosnavaag Cultural Centre, a new concert hall founded by the local community. The concert hall’s brand identity, designed by Heydays, explores the relationship between Fosnavåg and the Atlantic Ocean – the foundation of local industry and culture – the point at which weathered buildings meet the precise structure of the…
  • The Best of BP&O — February 2015

    Richard Baird
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    February’s highlights included new packaging for Teahouse Exclusives by Peter Schmidt Group, Kurppa Hosk’s brand identity work for carpet manufacturer and distributor Ogeborg, Fuzzco’s work for candle and gift retailer Candlefish, and the visual identity for Eden Project’s Big Lunch Extras designed by Believe In which features illustrative work by Parko Polo. However, there were five projects that really stood out and have made it into BP&O’s Best Of Series, a feature that brings together the most interesting and unusual projects published on the site each month for another…
  • Adisgladis designed by Bedow

    Richard Baird
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Adisgladis is a Swedish clothing, accessories, outdoor gear and gadget retailer with a premises on Stockholm’s Wollmar Yxkullsgatan street. It has a distinctive interior of copper pipe racks, die cut card hangers, wood fibre and chipboard surfaces, and a philosophy that embraces organic, up-cycled and positive living. Adisgladis’ new visual identity, developed by design studio Bedow, draws on the retailer’s interior, its positive and sustainable ideologies and an element of utility and technology, and visualises these using a mix of…
  • Teahouse Exclusives designed by Peter Schmidt Group

    Richard Baird
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Teahouse Exclusives is a Hamburg based company with a portfolio of high-quality black, green, fruit, and herbal teas, a philosophy that revolves around sophistication, quality and modern lifestyle values, and describes itself online as being trend-conscious. Based around the concept of individuality and strong character, integrated brand consulting business Peter Schmidt Group worked with Teahouse Exclusives to develop a new packaging treatment for its everyday range. These feature original illustrative and typographic detail and a contrast of bronze metallic and…
  • Ogeborg designed by Kurppa Hosk

    Richard Baird
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:33 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Ogeborg is a Stockholm based, family-owned, manufacturer and supplier of high-quality carpet to the commercial sector, partnering with real estate owners, architects and interior designers since 1968. Design studio Kurppa Hosk worked with Ogeborg to develop a new strategy, visual identity treatment and website that would not only reflect some of the culture of the business but would help them to distinguish themselves within a market that appeared to offer little in the way of differentiation. Kurppa Hosk’s brand identity treatment, and the approach taken to…
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Ready, Set, Pin: Our Hottest Pins for March

    Mallory Ziglar
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Can you believe we’re already two full months into 2015? The year is flying by and we’re diving into spring whether Mother Nature is playing along or not. If you’re using Pinterest (and you’re following us, right?), allow us to kick-start your March inspiration with some of our most popular pins for this time of year. St. Patrick’s Day No surprise here. March is full of the luck of the Irish. From cocktails to crafts, there are lots of ways to get festive for St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s make sure you don’t get pinched. 1. DIY Felt Shamrock Craft …
  • 5 Peanut Butter Recipes That Make Life Better

    Farima Alavi
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    To say I love peanut butter would be an understatement. My life motto might as well be “When life hands you a recipe, add peanut butter to it.” In honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day, I share my favorite recipes (aside from the obvious peanut butter pie, of course) where this rich, creamy ingredient is the hero. You won’t be disappointed, fellow peanut butter lovers! Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Courtesy of Food Network You can’t go wrong with something classic and simple. This recipe requires an entire cup of smooth, creamy peanut butter that will make…
  • HGTV Weekend: Plant a Bundt Pan Succulent Garden + More Fun Projects to Try

    Chelsea Faulkner
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    Another week is in the books and the weekend is finally here! *Cue ecstatic happy dance.* If you’re like us, then the weekend is a magical time when all the things piling up on that to-do list can finally get done. Last #HGTVWeekend, we cleaned out our fridges fast and whipped up some incredible yeasted waffles, all while binge-watching a Fixer Upper marathon (aren’t Chip and Jo the cutest?). Luckily, this weekend has the potential to be just as productive and we would love for you to tackle our new projects with us! When you’re finished, tag your photos #HGTVWeekend on…
  • Blue and Black or White and Gold? This Glam Living Room Has Them All

    Liz Gray
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    Have you heard about the dress that’s taking over the Internet? After members of a Scottish wedding party looked at one photo of the mother of the bride’s dress and saw two different color combinations — some saw blue and black, while others saw white and gold — a member of the wedding band posted a photo to Tumblr to get some clarity. The post took off, and the hundreds of thousands of viewers were just as confused: Is it blue and black or white and gold? You decide. (Here’s a great explainer from Wired.com about the science behind the color divide.) Here at…
  • Step Inside This Modern + Eclectic TriBeCa Loft

    Kayla Kitts
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Entrepreneurs Jennifer Blumin and James Ramsey have a classic New York story to tell: they met in 2001 at a party at Studio 54. Jennifer is the CEO and founder of Skylight, a collection of luxury event spaces, and James is the principal of design firm RAAD and creator of The Lowline. Years later, the entrepreneur pair have used their skill sets — James’ architectural and creative eye and Jennifer’s ability to spot diamonds in the rough — to together create an impressive and one-of-a-kind home. Jennifer and James, along with their two children, Phineas and Theodore,…
 
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    Lushlee

  • Chunky Modern Blanket

    Ange
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Add texture and warmth to your bed with this chunky blanket from Ohhio. Each piece is knitted by Anna Mo in Ukraine using 100% Australian merino wool. I’m drawn to the simple open-knit design and huge 3-inch stitch, which give this soft cozy blanket a contemporary edge. Check out Anna’s etsy store for more selection and color choices. {via Anthology Mag}
  • Vice & Velvet Handmade Soap

    Ange
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    These pretty soaps look good enough to eat!! A brainchild of Mei Ong from Melbourne, Australia, Vice and Velvet soaps are crafted entirely from scratch, made in small batches, cut, stamped and wrapped by hand. The jewel soaps look like huge gemstones in gorgeous pastel shades. The unique bars have various natural ingredients mixed in, giving them interesting colors and textures. My favorites include the black jack alley and poet soap. They make great gifts or lovely wedding favors. See the entire range here.
  • Postcard Clutch & Airmail Wallet

    Ange
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Too cute not to share! Through The Post purse and Keep You Posted wallet by Disaster Design. One fun way to jazz up your outfits with these postal memorabilia!
  • DIY Woven Dreamcatcher

    Ange
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Spotted this modern bohemian dreamcatcher at the UO blog. I like the chunky yarn and feathers combination. A relatively simple project that you’ll take an afternoon to make, for yourself or to give it away. You’ll need an embroidery hoop, a metal craft hoop, leather wrap, embroidery thread, yarn, some feathers and beads. Head over for the full tutorial.
  • Troubadour SS2015

    Ange
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Breezy and summer-perfect outfits from Troubadour‘s new SS2015 collection. I’m loving the aloha top and its gorgeous color blocks of lagoon, sand and black… See more here.
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    Design42Day Magazine

  • Renault Alpine Vision GT

    Ljubica Vidacic
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 project is where dreams of car enthusiasts and gamers come to life. It’s so much more than just a racing game: Top-notch vehicle manufacturers put their most advanced concepts up for “grabs”. And this one is Reanult’s proposal. As to honor the company’s 60th anniversary, Renault decided to push the envelope with the Alpine Vision GT concept. Aesthetically, the concept car fuses futurism and retro seamlessly, and as the CEO of Alpine racecars, Bernard Olivier, noted, blurs the lines between virtual and real world. They loved the concept so much,…
  • Mercedes Maybach S600

    Eleonora Sagretti
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    The family of Mercedes S-Class has a brand new member. The refined sophistication of this vehicle has been elevated to the next level, with the new Maybach S600, going to be released by April 2015. The well-known perfection of the S-Class has been improved through hand-crafted refinement, higher customization and technical luxury. Comfort definitely leads the way, with the enlarged interiors, eight inches longer than the S-class, offering a wider legroom to passengers. Together with the generous proportions, the choice of material is anything but casual: the hand-stitched Nappa leather chosen…
  • Dice Kayek

    Laura Fuso
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    As stated in the press release of Dice Kayek Couture show, sisters Ece and Ayçe Ege found an inspiration in Paul Eluard’s ‘Games of dolls’. Interesting indeed, if we read Eluard’s very words about the doll being ‘the first and only original surrealist object with a universal, provocative power’.  And there is surrealism, in the structurated volumes of this Dollhouse show. And there is provocation, in the strength of the colors and in the lengths of the garments. And there is power, in the evocative theme of the metropolitan doll, a good baby gone bad,…
  • Viktor&Rolf

    Laura Fuso
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    It is not comfortable, with models trying to avoid bumping into each other’s headpieces; it is not practical, with super mini – super wide skirts; it is not sober elegance, with an explosion of powerful spring colors. It is Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren, it is art, and their art is back to couture, baby. At Viktor&Rolf, spring is in the air, and in the hair. Eccentric straw hats, stabbed with giant stalks of wheats, speaking the clear language of an all-desired summer. A blooming garden where the only truly wearable things were the trimmed flip-flops. But, with part of…
  • Illusion V superyacht, designed by Benetti shipyard

    Mikael Fernstrom
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    A superyacht can mean many different things, from a light fast sailing vessel to a super yacht that is a luxury self-contained floating habitat. The Illusion V superyacht is one of the latest custom-built ships form the Benetti shipyard in Livorno on the western coast of  Italy, in Tuscany. The Illusion V was designed by the Benetti design office in collaboration with two highly experienced and passionate designers, Lady Tina Green and Pietro Mingarelli, co-founders of the Green and Mingarelli Design company. The main deck has a large area with sofas, lounge chairs, coffee tables and a bar.
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Lauren Marx’s Intricate Zoological, Cosmological Drawings

    Ellison
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Have you every looked at a sheep and immediately had thoughts about the universe, the meaning of life and the awe-inspiring billions of stars littering our skies? If you haven’t (and that’s ok, I guess), you will now after looking at Lauren Marx’s intricate zoological-meets-cosmological drawings. Marx maintains that she’s been animal-obsessed from an early age and through her passion for biology, she began to dabble in the other sciences so that cosmology soon became a second passion. In 2012, she combined these two loves into a single drawing called Galactic Collision. She’s used…
  • Erik Johansson’s Perplexing Photoshopped 3D Illusions

    Mary Luoma
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:10 pm
    You know those Magic Eye books everyone passed around in elementary school? You had to focus (except don’t focus too much!) your eyes on the jumbled, colorful geometric pattern on the page to slowly watch as an image appeared 3D-like in front of your eyes. Everyone always said they saw it but I’m not buying it. I never saw anything, anyway. If I’m going to subject my eyes to the confusing job of working out an optical illusion, I’d like to at least do it with a bit of artistic merit. Photographer Erik Johansson does exactly that with his incredibly complex and often challenging…
  • Storytelling by Photographer Wendy Sama

    Ellison
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Hello AIA, I’m Wendy Sama, a french graphic designer who grow up with a pencil and camera in my hands. For me photography is about telling a story. I love to tell story in my photographs, stories about me, about people, or just telling an emotion. I like to think that people can imagine what happens before and after the moment which was set in stone. Photography, works like painting or movie, they contains messages and you have to feel it first, but there is always another dimension, that you can read if you observe more. I love the fact that something deep and hide in my head can be…
  • The Beautifully Flawed Paintings Of Marlene Dumas

    Will Titterington
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    Marlene Dumas’ body of work has been described as a ‘beautiful and flawed’ world, and I can’t think of a better way to put it myself. She paints portraits, of famous people, infamous people, people who are close to her, strangers, and people we will never know of. Among her most famous portraits are Princess Diana, the late singer Amy Winehouse, disgraced music producer Phil Spector, Italian filmmaker and Communist Pier Paolo Pasolini – and Osama Bin Laden. All of them interesting people, all with a story to tell. Dumas doesn’t paint from life but instead uses a photograph,…
  • Izumi Miyazaki Humorous Photography Makes the Mundane Surreal

    Mary Luoma
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    At first sight, it’s hard to put your finger on why Japanese teenager Izumi Miyazaki has become so popular on the Internet. Her self-portrait photos have been praised for being ‘surreal’ and ‘quirky’ because of how she manages to make the mundane seem interesting, as well as ‘humorous’ for posing in strange situations with a deadpan expression. Sure, her compositions are at times humorous, and at other times wacky, but it isn’t as though we haven’t seen this before. One critic used the brand new word ‘selfie’ to invest Miyazaki’s photographs with newness, as though her…
 
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    Pin Snoop

  • [ HOW – TO] Clear history in Google Maps app of Android?

    bestway
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    At many times we selected a lot of locations in the Google maps application in android, so if you select new location you will find a lot of them, the best solution is to clear location’s history in Google maps. and here we will let you know how doing that. How to Clear location history in Google maps app ? Step 1 : Open Google Maps App> Step 2 : Tap Settings after swipe From left corner. Step 3 : Select Maps history. Step 4 : to remove any item from list tap the X. Step 5 : a message will appears to ask you if you sure from delete this item. ” Directions from My location to…
  • Nokia Lumia 638 ( RM-1010 ) USB Driver | Free Download

    bestway
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    Download Nokia Lumia 638 USB Cable Driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as to Mac OS X for Free with Best Method to download any driver in the world. Nokia Lumia 638 Has many good features like Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chipset and its internal memory is 2 GB with 1 GB Ram and Works with Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1. and if you have Nokia Lumia 638 with model code ( RM-1010) and you need to send Files and Multimedia between Your Computer and your Phone or to upgrade your Windows Phone Version, Sure you need to download Windows Phone Connector for mac…
  • Nokia Lumia 930 ( RM-1045 ) USB Driver | Free Download

    bestway
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Download Nokia Lumia 930 USB Cable Driver for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as to Mac OS X for Free with Best Method to download any driver in the world. Nokia Lumia 930 Has many good features like Quad core CPU with Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Chipset and its internal memory is 32 GB with 2 GB Ram and Works with Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan OS. and if you have Nokia Lumia 930 with model code ( RM-1045) and you need to send Files and Multimedia between Your Computer and your Phone or to upgrade your Windows Phone Version, Sure you need to download Windows Phone Connector for mac and…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus ( SM-G901F and 4G+ ) USB Driver | Free Driver Download

    bestway
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    About Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus USB Driver Download USB Driver Cable Driver for Galaxy S5 Plus Samsung SM-G901F, Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+ include with fast premium links, this driver allows you to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus to the Computer and sync your contacts, messages, Media and other data from your phone to the PC. Samsung USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus has been tested by Pin Snoop. Main OS Used in Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is Android (4.4.2) TouchWiz UI and released date is August 2014. Important Notes : – During the installation of The Samsung USB Driver, be sure that you…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 1, 2, 3 and 4 USB Driver | Free Driver Download

    bestway
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Download USB Driver Cable Driver for Samsung Galaxy Note 1, Note 2, Note 3 and Note 4 include ( Galaxy Note 4,Galaxy Note Edge ) with fast premium links, this driver make your phone connected to the PC without any need to use kies software. Samsung Galaxy Note Main OS Used in Samsung Galaxy Note is Android ( with different versions depend on Samsung Note Edition ). To get Samsung Galaxy S3 ( GT-I9300 ) USB Driver you need to install SAMSUNG Kies on your PC ( Windows or Mac OS X ) then Connect your Device using USB Cable. After Download This Driver you Can : 1- Backup your Phone’s Data. 2-…
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    Think Design

  • #Entrepreneur Spotlight: Millennial Tiago Dalvi @ Solidarium

    Hala Ali
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    Our social entrepreneur of the month, Tiago Dalvi, helps “… fight poverty by connecting local producers with major retailers through an innovative and inclusive network.” Who is Tiago Dalvi? A native of Brazil, Tiago Dalvi is a business school graduate who wanted to make a difference. He got a jumpstart in the non-profit environment when… The post #Entrepreneur Spotlight: Millennial Tiago Dalvi @ Solidarium appeared first on Think Design.
  • 9 Innovative Entrepreneur Couples

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    How Creative Partners for Life are Making a Difference! “The trust you have in your spouse as co-manager is greater than what you can have for any business partner.” – Stewart Friedman, Professor of Management at Wharton Business School It is a challenging enough task, in and of itself, to keep a business afloat. Add… The post 9 Innovative Entrepreneur Couples appeared first on Think Design.
  • 5 Fantastic Ways NJ Restaurants Humanize Their Brands

    Kathleen Burns
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Pork roll, cheesestake, pizzas, and oversized proportions! New Jersey maybe known as the diners’ capital of the world, but New Jersey restaurants are much more appetizing. The unique variety of foods available in this state ensures that the local restaurants thrive here. The connections for success are created through local relationships and personal networks. It’s… The post 5 Fantastic Ways NJ Restaurants Humanize Their Brands appeared first on Think Design.
  • The Visual Language of Business

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:11 am
      Let me tell you a secret, if you frequently give presentations, most often data presentation tools are not enough if you lack the science to visualize data. Design is merely an interface we’ve created to give meaning to raw data. The biggest challenge for a business is to make the story behind the data… The post The Visual Language of Business appeared first on Think Design.
  • ThinkDesign Podcast – Small Business Branding with Taste of Smoke

    Kathleen Burns
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Running a startup in the food industry is difficult enough; however running both a traveling roadside truck and a new restaurant is a task that other small business owners would avoid. Pit Master Rory, the owner of Taste of Smoke in Jackson decided that he and his wife Denise could handle the workload. “Is it… The post ThinkDesign Podcast – Small Business Branding with Taste of Smoke appeared first on Think Design.
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    Product Lifecycle Report

  • Rethinking PLM for Smart, Connected Products

    Nancy Pardo
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Internet of Things and smart, connected products...
  • Industry Looks to Girl Scouts for Next-Gen Workforce

    Nancy Pardo
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    As part of Girl Day—which is aimed at encouraging girls to pursue careers in engineering—industry leaders target Girl Scout troops.
  • Concepts Behind Design, Reuse & Validation

    Caterina McLean
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    By adopting a systems engineering approach, engineering teams can manage requirements cradle-to-grave, ensuring customer needs and quality expectations are met. It also provides the capability deliver variation and optimize commonality and reuse.
  • Planning for Smart, Connected Products

    Nancy Pardo
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    In a new four-part video series, Jim Heppelmann, CEO of Boston-based tech company PTC and co-author of Harvard Business Review‘s November cover “How Smart Connected Products are Transforming Competition“, talks to McKinsey about how the IoT and smart, connected products impact the design, manufacture, operation, and service of products. In this, the fourth and final video, Hepplemann gives his thoughts on how companies should move forward with the IoT.
  • IoT Provides Retailers with a Secret Weapon

    Brant Henne
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A seamless invisible Internet could be watching you shop and guiding your purchase decisions.
 
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    HOW Design

  • Why Creatives Struggle With Pricing

    Ilise Benun
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Anyone who’s heard me speak, listened to my podcasts or read my book, The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money, knows that I am not a big fan of hourly pricing. But I know there are exceptions and strategic ways of pricing hourly that can make it work. That’s why I invited Rob Harr, VP of Dayton, Ohio-based web design and development firm, Sparkbox, to come speak as part of the Creative Business program at HOW Design Live (coming up this May 4-8, 2015 in Chicago). That’s also why I asked him to share a taste of what he’ll be speaking on for Episode 2 of our HDL Speaker Podcast…
  • Creative Leadership and the Rise of the DEO

    Natalie Boyd
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Boost your career aspirations by watching the 2014 HOW Design Live Conference and HOW Interactive Design presentations. HOW Design University offers informative videos featuring the design industry’s top leaders. Check back regularly for new content as the videos will change monthly. Need to sharpen your creative leadership skills? Want to find out how design leadership is changing? More and more rungs are being added to the design career ladder. The most impressive one yet, DEO, or Design Executive Officer. Climbing the ladder to become a creative team leader requires expert people…
  • 10 Ways to Become an In-House Entrepreneur

    Sarah Whitman
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Learn how to be an entrepreneur in the design world in the Creative Business program at HOW Design Live. Designed for agencies of all sizes that focus on creativity—or that could use a creative approach to solutions—this program will offer expert guidance on creating a business action plan, pricing your work, cultivating a strong client base, and more. As an in-house designer, you probably don’t identify as an entrepreneur. After all, you don’t head up your own firm and probably don’t work for a start-up. But in-house designers are in a position to influence how their departments…
  • How’s your business fitness?

    Tom N. Tumbusch
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    People always laugh when I tell them I’m watching my weight. It’s easy to see why if you’ve ever met me. I was the “scrawny” kid in school. For most of my life I’ve enjoyed a fast metabolism that burns through food very quickly. And I’ve been drawn to hobbies like dancing and living history that help to offset my sedentary freelance work. Of the things I’ve had to work hard for in life, staying thin usually hasn’t been one of them. Yes, I know many of you hate me now. Stay with me a moment. As bony as I may look today, there are several…
  • Promote Thyself

    Jessica Kuhn
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    I’ve worked for HOW for nearly seven years and have found myself being not only a curator of content on topics — like self-promotion — but also a student as I edit every piece written on the topic by pros and write about interviews I’ve conducted with designers who are shining examples, including past winners in HOW’s Promotion & Marketing Awards. I find myself hanging on to the wisdom found in their words. If there’s a single truth that I could pluck out from every bit of advice and anecdote, it’s this: There is no magic formula to “nailing…
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    Kristalia

  • Loop Therapy Vs Marvin Gaye

    Manuel Da Ros
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    This time it’s up to LoopTherapy create a live remix at Casa Bertallot. Fabio Visocchi to rhodes and mpc, Cesare Pizzetti on bass, Domenico Mamone on baritone sax, Matthew Mammoliti to wavedrums and Toto to the consolle they create a “variation” of Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye acapella. L'articolo Loop Therapy Vs Marvin Gaye sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Kristalia in Melbourne

    Manuel Da Ros
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 am
    FANULI Melbourne; Located in the Melbourne design district Fanuli are opening a 500 square metre store in 681 Chapel Street, South Yarra, in Mid-March, 2015. It will be our second ever store since the family company opened up shop back in the 1970s.  The new showroom will offer a full range of the brands for which we are known, including Kristalia.  We are occupying the entire ground floor of the building “Avenue” designed by Melbourne leading architectural practice Elenberg Fraser and the interiors by Bradhly Le that did our Cremorne showroom in 2013. L'articolo Kristalia in Melbourne…
  • Bill Laurance and Snarky Puppy

    Manuel Da Ros
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:47 am
    #‎fridayjazz‬ by  suggest by Alessio Bertallot: Bill Laurance, the pianist of nu jazz combo Snarky Puppy ‪I propose this song from the album Flint “Gold Coast”, waiting for the new output in April. L'articolo Bill Laurance and Snarky Puppy sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Photoshooting 1085 Edition by Bartoli Design

    Manuel Da Ros
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:33 am
    Photoshooting 1085 Edition by Bartoli Design. The chair in natural leather designed by Bartoli Design in collaboration with the tannery Presot. The chair will be seen to SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE | Milan Fair L'articolo Photoshooting 1085 Edition by Bartoli Design sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • What’s Going On Marvin Gaye​

    Manuel Da Ros
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:33 am
    #fridayjazz suggest by DJ Alessio Bertallot​ Thundercat, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Nate Smith e Jason Lindner rearrange “What’s Going On” following the original voice of Marvin Gaye​ L'articolo What’s Going On Marvin Gaye​ sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
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    The Springleap Blog

  • Artisanal Branding: Trends in the South African Craft Market

    Cameron_Smith
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Note: this article was inspired by Springleap’s South African Monthly Trend Report. A new, specialised type of product offering has swept the nation. A rise in the the appreciation for exclusive, non-commercialised and homegrown goods has kickstarted the influx of craft brands in the South African landscape – and the trend has grown exponentially. Artisansal entrepreneurs have filled a “local is lekker” gap in the market and are appeasing those with a taste for something different and unique. The price may be a little steeper than mass produced products, but the refined quality…
  • Brand Focus: Nigerian Consumer Trends

    Cameron_Smith
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:44 am
    The Nigerian consumer market could be described as one the most brand conscious countries in Africa. The nation shares a unified love for thoughtfully branded products, as well as an aspiration to own and associate with the more luxurious, top shelf international brands. Although this largestly pertains to the South, there is a small but growing middle consumer class in the Northern half of the country. Nigeria’s largest shopping mall, the Palm Shopping Mall, offers a 1st world choice of international, trendy brand stores such as KFC, Nike and Converse and houses a few more prestigious…
  • SA Anime

    Cameron Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    Generation Y anime fans, do you remember the likes of Animax? It was the glorious year of 2006 and we would offload our heaps of luggage after a laborious day at the old schoolhouse, procrastinate and switch on the looking glass into an expressive, outrageous and rustic yet modern world of Japanese cartoons. The cultural and linguistic barriers were often a little too overbearing (including the sub-par English dubbing), but man oh man we never had such a fast paced, never-ending stream of entertainment. And then, they cancelled the entire channel due to lack of interest. The market was too…
  • Bo-Kaap: The Primary Colours of Cape Town

    Cameron Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    Historically genuine for its colonial roots, many  Bo-Kaap residents encompass the “Cape Malay” community of Cape Town where their ancestral journey can be tracked down to African,  Sri-Lankan, Indian and Malaysian descendants who migrated to the Cape after the Dutch made claims to the land. A predominantly Muslim community, Bo-Kaap attracts a tremendous amount of locals and foreigners from all over the world to sample the flavour of cuisine, history and of course, the cherry on top of the cake – the wide array of playful colours that have been chosen to coat the neighborhood.
  • African eCommerce: Where Will The Focus Lie?

    Cameron_Smith
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    With the internet having captured enough market strength across Africa in the last couple of years, eCommerce is becoming more of a common and engaged practice, especially in countries where mobile communication and internet access is becoming more prevalent. The trading of goods and services through online platforms has revolutionised the sphere of purchase platforms and exponentially grown reach and availability. It has also, supplied brands with a ladder to step up to the digital plate and nurtured a technologically advanced relationship with customers around the world. When it comes to…
 
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    DesignFaves

  • Abandoned mall turns into winter wonderland under a blanket of snow

    Cameron Chapman
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless has made a name for himself shooting America’s abandoned places. Last year he photographed abandoned shopping malls for his ‘Black Friday’ collection. This winter he returned to one of those malls, Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, OH, and found some of the interior spaces covered in a blanket of fresh snow. What had merely been damaged and broken symbols of the economic recession have been transformed into surreal landscapes straight out of a post-apocalyptic fairy tale. Lawless has once again captured this space in all its neglected…
  • Breathtaking photos of humans encapsulated in think dripping honey

    Adomas Vasiliauskas
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    LA-based photographer Blake Little decided to make honey the focus of his astonishing photo series called ‘Preservation.’ Nude or barely-dressed models in a wide variety of ages and body shapes were completely covered in honey to let the sticky and shiny substance drip its way into graceful compositions. After using about 900 buckets full of honey, Little was left with an impressive collection of photos, the best of which ended up in his recently released book, also titled ‘Preservation.’ If you’re anywhere near Los Angeles from March 7th to April 18th,…
  • Insanely kitschy chandeliers with dangling octopus tentacles

    Nhan Tran
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Philadelphia-based artist/photographer Adam Wallacavage has a fascination with octopuses and chandeliers, and he managed to mash up both interests in these magnificently kitschy… octopus chandeliers. Inspired by church decorations, underwater adventure stories, and taxidermy, his creations are unashamedly gaudy and certainly a lot of fun to look at. Can you imagine these chandeliers as the decorative objects of choice for Ursula from The Little Mermaid? Wallacavage’s novelty light fixtures come in a wide range of vivid colors, with an occasional twist of the bizarre. He already…
  • Strangely fascinating beauty photos of shampooed heads of hair

    Nhan Tran
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chinese art director/photographer Cheuk Lun Lo finds beauty in an unlikely subject: heads of hair covered in white shampoo foam. Originally intended as a beauty editorial for the Chinese edition of Numero Magazine, the photo series consists of overhead shots of jet black shampooed hair in a wet state. They depict a variety of swirling textures and patterns, all of which were photographed against a pitch black background. It’s the simple, monochromatic setting and the clean representation that offers an abstract beauty in the otherwise ordinary human ritual. Check out his strangely…
  • Haunting paintings of post-apocalyptic dreamscapes

    Nhan Tran
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Russian artist Yuri Shwedoff’s fixation on post-apocalyptic dreamscapes results in devastatingly beautiful space-themed paintings. In his version of a future dystopia, the human self is lost against barren, blue-tinged wastelands and vast manmade structures. The 23-year-old artist’s imagery is never overly futuristic, apart from the nuanced sci-fi touches that conjure up a sense of dread and impending doom. Shwedoff is a Moscow-based artist/photographer/filmmaker who also expands his bleak universe to include zombies and nuclear imagery. In his spare time, Shwedoff designs…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • New Versions of Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 and Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X8

    Foster D. Coburn III
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    With all of the video being shot on smartphones, GoPro cameras and even DSLR cameras; the need to edit that video continues to grow. Corel has released new versions of Corel VideoStudio Pro X8 and Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X8. Below is the press release describing the new features and links are provided to the product pages if you want more information or you would like to purchase. Corel® VideoStudio® X8: Unleashing Creativity in an Easier-to-Use, High-Performance Video Editing PackageAll-New Creative Tools, Intelligent Features and Enhanced Speed Enable Users to Make Exceptional,…
  • Free Hulkbusters Fonts Keep Bruce Banner From Turning Green With Anger

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many years ago when I was a kid, I remember waiting each week for a new episode of The Incredible Hulk featuring bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno. There have been several movies that have followed, but they just weren't the same to me. Today's free fonts, Hulkbusters, seem to get their name from the popular green superhero. Don't get angry and turn yourself into the Hulk, just download the fonts and start using them in your designs. 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…
  • Designing Staff Web Site Requires Information From the Staff

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes I get a really strange request when working on a Web site for a client. One company asked if I could write a bio for each of the employees to put on the "About Us" page. Since I didn't even know the names of the people working for the company, it was impossible for me to write something about them. My suggestion was to ask each employee to write two sentences about themselves. It shouldn't be a request, it should be a requirement! With that situation, I was also ask to post a headshot of each employee. After several months, several employees still don't have a picture and the rest…
  • Portable My Passport Drive Makes Backup Easy

    Foster D. Coburn III
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    It always baffles me when I get yet another e-mail stating "my computer crashed and I lost..." It is so much easier to backup your computer than it was even a couple of years ago. Those e-mails just tell me the person didn't care enough about their data to make any attempt to back it up. When you don't back up, you'll pay even more. A friend recently had to take their MacBook in for repairs and was charged $250 to backup the data to a drive at the repair shop. They only keep the data for a month and then delete it. Ouch, that's pricey! Pictured here is a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2TB…
  • Designing For Very High Resolution Screens - No Perfect Answers

    Foster D. Coburn III
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    A client had asked me to design some graphics for use in an e-mail signature. Soon after I delivered the graphics, I was told "they look terrible". That's definitely not what any designer wants to hear. Unfortunately it is hard to improve until you understand just what is so terrible. When I asked the follow-up questions, I was told it was because the graphics were blurry. Now at least I had enough information to research the real problem. I finally learned the client had just installed some new Macs with "retina" displays. That is just one of Apple's fancy names for a screen with a very high…
 
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    Typewolf

  • Ghostly Ferns

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Kepler, Halis Rounded
  • Hoge Veluwe

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Caslon, Futura
  • Campsharrow

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: FF Mark
  • VO2 Group

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Crimson Text, Futura
  • Tribal Media

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Garamond, Brandon Grotesque
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    Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com » Free Vector Logo

  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats vector logo free download

    thNga
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:54 am
    Hamilton Tiger-Cats vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Hamilton Tiger-Cats current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Hamilton Tiger-Cats vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Bank mandiri logo vector free

    Dian N
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    Bank mandiri vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Bank mandiri vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Bank mandiri logo vector free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Skrill logo vector free download

    Dian N
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    >> Free to download Skrill logo in EPS format About Skrill Since becoming the first emoney issuer to obtain an electronic money licence from the FSA it’s taken Moneybookers less than a decade to change the world of online payments. With our mix of consumer and business focused solutions we have become one of Europe’s […] The post Skrill logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Disney Channel logo vector free download

    Dian N
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:52 am
    Disney Channel vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Disney Channel vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Disney Channel logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Death proof skull logo vector

    thNga
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    Death proof skull vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Death proof skull vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Death proof skull logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    HOUSE OF HIPSTERS

  • Wants + Wishes

    kyla
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m starting to shop for the master bedroom makeover, and I have sooooo many home decor wants it’s ridiculous. I’m also learning (not really, this has been clear for quite some time) that I have shopping ADD. I tell myself to only search bedroom decor and suddenly I’m shopping for shoes. What is wrong with me? So today I decided to share my Wants + Wishes.   MORE AFTER THE JUMP… These cashmere throws from Parachute Home have me all up in a tizzy. At least I am in the bedroom, right? They look so soft and cozy, I just want to curl up in one in front of the…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #16

    kyla
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Oh home decor, you’re a tricky little bugger. Last week a reader advised me to take a step back from my bedroom makeover. I took that advice, and I’m glad I did. Thankful for your comments, I’m seeing this room with much more clarity. A couple weeks ago, I was shaking the Magic 8 Ball and asking if I’d get thru this one. It replied, “Don’t Count On It”, but today it said, “As I See It Yes”. Ha, I kid. I really don’t plan my home decor around a Magic 8 Ball, but if I did, it might keep things interesting around the house,…
  • House Of Hipsters Mixtape #2

    kyla
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Apparently my ears get bored very quickly, so I’ve been on the hunt for new music as of late. It also probably doesn’t help my cause when I find a song I like, it goes into heavy rotation for a month or two of commuting…over and over and over again. It’s the one major issue I have with iPod playlists. Convenient yes, but one can only listen to a certain song so many times don’t cha know. So I’ve begun to play a little game in the mornings to keep things interesting. iPod roulette. It’s been fun, weird, nostalgic and a whole lot of, “I have never…
  • Master Bedroom Makeover Blues errrrr…I Mean Navy

    kyla
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Do you guys ever get all gungho about a home decor project, get frustrated, have a freak out session, and then procrastinate? Erm, please say yes. Please tell me I’m not the only one with my head in the sand. See, a long time ago, I posted a picture of the state of my master bedroom. It was one of those before shots that I said may never have an after. I was keepin’ it real. That particular post was actually the start of the “I Make Emily Henderson Cry” series. A couple weeks ago, I received an email regarding that post, and I was asked to see an after. Very…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #15

    kyla
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Welcome to Found & Foraged night you guys! I gotta tell ya, i was a bit nervous last week when only a handful of you showed up, but apparently everyone had fabulous Valentines Day plans…jealous! Y’all arrived on Sunday though and brought your A-game. I had such a fun time looking at your projects. You shared everything from Oscar parties to Valentines to St. Patrick’s Day and many a rockin’ makeover. As for me, I had a pretty fun week. Had my very first style shoot today at Presidio in Chicago. It’s this shwanky new restaurant and cocktail lounge that will…
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Everything You Need to Know About Cabinet Refacing

    caitlink
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Most homeowners agree that the kitchen is the heart of their homes and the room that sees the most traffic. It should be no surprise that homeowners want to give their kitchens a facelift when the cabinets become worn or outdated. Cabinet refacing has become a popular option over a major kitchen remodel in recent years, particularly since the materials and options have become more technologically advanced. The price also makes refacing a more appealing option, as the cost to reface is typically about half that of a total cabinet replacement. Cabinet Refacing Cost According to the National…
  • Choosing the Right Material for Your Kitchen Countertops

    caitlink
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    How do kitchen countertop materials compare in terms of cost, quality, maintenance and durability? Check out our helpful chart below and find out! Granite Transformations Countertops Granite Transformations’ countertops are made of a combination of granite, quartz and a unique, proprietary sealing ingredient called ForeverSeal, which makes them extremely durable, resistant to stains, scratches and heat – which means they never need to be sealed like natural granite does. All Granite Transformations countertops are proudly manufactured in the USA, backed by a Lifetime Warranty and are…
  • DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    caitlink
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Red roses, chocolate, champagne and heart-shaped candies can only mean one thing –Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day can be one of the most romantic holidays for couples in love. Oddly enough, however, it can also be one of the most stressful holidays for couples. Why? They want to show their love – but they don’t know how, or they are afraid of disappointing their better half. Here are some fun and stress-free ideas to surprise your loved one and show them how much you care for them on Valentine’s Day (and every day of the year, for…
  • Does Your Bathroom Need a Makeover? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

    MBecchi
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Homeowners today are paying more attention to their bathrooms for both functionality and aesthetic reasons. They have transitioned into a room of luxury and convenience, bringing our everyday routines into a personal space. How do you know it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover? Take this quiz to find out! Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 11 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Information Bathroom Remodelling Quiz You have already completed the quiz before. Hence you can not start it again. Quiz is loading... You must sign in or sign up to start the quiz. You have to…
  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

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

  • Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola

    Vania
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Mutina and Patricia Urquiola presented Tierras – a new wall and floor covering in natural colors, which combine the newest technological innovation with the most traditional concept of handmade productions. And of course collection is eco-friendly. Read the rest of Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Sala Ayutthaya Boutique Hotel in Thailand

    Vania
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    The beautiful architecture and design of this boutique Thailand hotel emanates clean neatness and stylish simplicity – here the intriguing multi-waved geometrics of the impressive brick walls meets light and clear structures in white and marble. The architects from Onion had based their design on contemporary minimalistic approach but still adopted an eclectic transfuse of some local traditions and cultural references – starting with the massive antique wooden door at the entrance, passing by the local flora and trees that have not only stylish but also a symbolic presence and of…
  • Feminine Trendy Cool Apartment in Sofia

    Vania
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    This spacious high-class apartment in Sofia, Bulgaria had a touch of class and style and was designed for family with children. The project of Interioro design studio was designed by Sylvia Harizanova and Tatyana Stancheva, pictures were taken by Alexander Novoselski. Read the rest of Feminine Trendy Cool Apartment in Sofia originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Vacation Villa Completely Open to the Mexican Pacific Bay

    Vania
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy this paradise – like mansion. Although located in Mexico and designed for permanent living, this house project possesses the undeniable exotic aroma and romantic spirit of an island vacation villa. Maintaining open and uninterrupted connection with its surroundings the SJAI house is not only beautifully nested between palms and endemic plants, not only completely open to the Mexican Pacific Bay by extended pool terrace, but also the material palette chosen by the architects from  CDM Arquitectos is mainly local and environmentally friendly. Read the…
  • Casa IV in Sao Paulo

    Vania
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Suite Arquitetos renovated Casa IV – a vibrant private home, located in Sao Paulo next to Ibirapuera Park. Read the rest of Casa IV in Sao Paulo originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
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  • Free 2015 Calendars

    falantia
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
      Cloudy   Stucco   Blurred   Cubic Sweet     Retro   The post Free 2015 Calendars appeared first on VectorSpace.
  • The Best CSS Free Pattern Generators Online

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

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

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

    falantia
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
      Ipad Retina Wallpapers 1600 x 1200 Wallpapers The post Free Blurred Wallpapers appeared first on VectorSpace.
 
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  • Tips For Effective and Cost Saving Graphic Design Direct Mail

    lucky
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    The creative brief has gone out of fashion lately, and that’s a shame. A solid creative brief can set the stage for a wonderful coalescence of copy, design and marketing strategy.  If you’re not familiar with the creative brief form, find one or ask a friend to share the format his agency uses. Most briefs contain background on the piece, the desired look and feel, the copy strategy, and any ‘must airs’ or must-haves in the piece, such as corporate logo, certain fonts, etc. Using a brief to communicate the basics with the creative team can safe a lot of time and…
  • Unique Direct Mail Marketing Tips

    lucky
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Unique Direct mail marketing has always been an effective means of reaching a target market and maximizing a company’s ROI, return on investment. But static direct mail just isn’t enough anymore. Personalized direct mail sent to a targeted mailing list can gain a rate of return of three percent or more. For direct mail to achieve this, it is important to invest the necessary time in the setup of a direct mail campaign to ensure the highest rate of success. Here are some marketing tips to get your direct mail on the right track. Market Segmentation and Target Marketing Your…
  • Real Estate Direct Mail Marketing

    lucky
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:14 am
    Real Estate Direct mail is efficient. Once the mailing piece is developed and tested, rolling out the campaign only requires printing and mailing more pieces, and of course renting and tracking qualified lists. D-mail is creative. People are naturally drawn to the new and different, but if you try something creative in most advertising, and it doesn’t work- it can be a really expensive error. D-mail is a crucial element of healthcare communication, but professionals now know that integrating mailing campaigns with online communication including email and web can boost the reach of…
  • Direct Mail Postcards

    lucky
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    Direct mail postcards have long been the workhorse of direct marketing. Direct marketers have used postcards for decades, simply because they work. Why else would they still be around after all these years? But as with any other form of marketing, direct mail postcards should be optimized in every way possible. To get the highest return on your investment, you must seek constant improvement in all aspects of your postcard marketing program. After working in the direct mail postcard industry for a few years, I’ve noticed some trends. I’ve seen which postcard strategies work the…
  • The Science Behind the Impact of Branding Design

    other_user
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The Science Behind the Impact of Branding Design They Buy When They Trust The level of quality and the features of a product are considered as a given, so they don’t strongly contribute to the promotional success of a brand anymore. Add to that the fact that product competitors have almost the same features, so consumers just skim by the features, and look for something else. These days, we significantly base our choices on symbolic attributes. We ask these questions in forming a purchasing decision about a product: How does the product look? Where is it sold? Which social status will I be…
 
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    Color-Meanings.com

  • Color Therapy and Aromatherapy: Can They Be Integrated For the Purpose of Healing?

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

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

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

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

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

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Many of us want to save time and money especially when it comes to cleaning. If you’d call yourself a lazy person, you should check out these 17 Cleaning DIY Hacks For Lazy People, featuring some creative ideas like using old socks for dusting, the lazy way to clean a blender and avoiding cups by using original containers […] The post 17 Cleaning DIY Hacks For Lazy People appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 19 Genius Tricks To Decorate Your Small Space

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Many of us live in small spaces but who says you can’t decorate in a tiny space? There are so any brilliant do-it-yourself tricks to decorate your small space with colorful wall art which in return will make your space more happier and more fun to be in. With some interesting tricks to decorate your small spaces […] The post 19 Genius Tricks To Decorate Your Small Space appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 21 Totally Cosy Products To Keep You Warm

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Nobody likes to be cold in winter, whether you’re at home or your at work these cosy products will be sure to keep you warm! There are many things that help us feel warm in the winter – many of us love our cups of coffee or tea but these products for winter go above […] The post 21 Totally Cosy Products To Keep You Warm appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 25 Of The Best Photos From The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards is finally here and have gathered again some of the best  amateur and professional photos around the world which have been showcased in a magnificent collection of the year’s best photography. These best photos are sure to please viewers featuring some powerful and breathtaking photography from a variety of […] The post 25 Of The Best Photos From The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 18 Photos That Reveal The True Beauty of Earth

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Many of us live in urban environments filled with cement grounds, brick buildings with little nature. Living in these environments make us forget just how beautiful the earth truly is.  Today’s photographs reveal the beauty of our planet with it’s trees, sky, mountains, rivers and seas. If you feel like you’re living in an artificial […] The post 18 Photos That Reveal The True Beauty of Earth appeared first on Design Bump.
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    The Design Home

  • Elegant family home in Iran

    Ivana Mirchevska
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    With its wooden and geometric sculptural façade, the “Afsharian”  house brings a fresh and modern architecture in the Kermanshah quarter in Iran. This three-floor family house with an area of 312 square meters was... The post Elegant family home in Iran appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Nominate your best designs to A’ Design Awards 2015

    Ivana Mirchevska
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    The A’ Design Award & Competition is a design competition judged by a jury of influential academics, designers, and professionals that honor best designers, architects, and design oriented companies in order to provide them publicity,... The post Nominate your best designs to A’ Design Awards 2015 appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Cool multifunctional storage frame

    Ivana Mirchevska
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Manolo is an amazing multi-functional piece of furniture, a panel where you can store and hang your things with a strong attitude towards customization, pure usefulness and design! Its wooden knobs and your creativity are... The post Cool multifunctional storage frame appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Colorful school in Vicenza, Italy

    Ivana Mirchevska
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    The cheerful and open school “Zugliano” in Vicenza, Italy, reflects the spirit of freedom and knowledge that every educational facility needs to offer. The leading idea of the architectural studio “5 + 1AA”, that... The post Colorful school in Vicenza, Italy appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Enchanting Light Forest Lamps

    Ivana Mirchevska
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
      This enchanting “Light Forest” lightning system has the natural freedom of the vines that creep over the walls and softly take over a space. Its lights extend through the walls and ceiling, crossing... The post Enchanting Light Forest Lamps appeared first on The Design Home.
 
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    DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse

  • The Pigeon quirky food package design

    Deep Datta
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    The Pigeon quirky food package design turns the idea of a peaceful meal on its head, with it’s uniquely obsessive visual patterns. Essentially, ‘The Pigeon’ is just another food truck. However, the quality brims with care and passionate food making, which beats the established pizza chains and neighborhood coffee franchises by some margin. Now,  Sydney Goldstein has added another angle… Read More »The post The Pigeon quirky food package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Conto Figueira Fashion brand apparel packaging

    Deep Datta
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Conto Figueira Fashion brand apparel packaging is part of limited package made available for their Abaruna Collection – Winter 11. Conceptualized by Moio Coletivo, the packaging is suitable for a fashion brand which aims to highlight the product inside, yet give it a touch of exclusivity. The wood-panel finish ups the old-school classy quotient. A sliding glass transparent top slides into… Read More »The post Conto Figueira Fashion brand apparel packaging appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Organic Essential Oils Cream sophisticated package design

    Deep Datta
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Organic Essential Oils Cream sophisticated package design works on branding and packaging of the Fusion line of multi-purpose regenerating moisturizer. Designed by ELISAVA creative school’s graduate student Laura Aguilar Casado, the project is a fine example of eternal appeal which comes from white, gold and silver. Tutor Pati Nuñez deserves a special mention for her valuable guidance and insight. All-white background immediately… Read More »The post Organic Essential Oils Cream sophisticated package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and…
  • 22 Human-Animal Selfies That Went Awry

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:58 am
    Selfies are the biggest trend now days, but have you ever seen some human-animal selfies? Here are 22 amazing examples of human and animals that went awry.                                                        The post 22 Human-Animal Selfies That Went Awry appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Mexican Chilli Paste Colorful Brand Design

    Deep Datta
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Mexican Chilli Paste Colorful Brand Design, the smoked, spicy chilli paste products from Gran Luchito play up a colorful brand design. British design firm Midday add the essential spicy, flavorful character to the bottle, packaging and the branding concept. Pasilla Oaxaca Chillies ground with Balsamic vinegar, caramelized Onions, and a dash of dark Agave syrup makes for an intense, but beautifully… Read More »The post Mexican Chilli Paste Colorful Brand Design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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    Gates Interior Design

  • The easiest way to reduce landfill waste

    Amanda Gates
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    I’ve been an advocate for sustainability for many years now but I still get emails every day from people totally overwhelmed by it all. If you have read this blog for any length of time, or if you are new here, just know that small changes create huge impacts. We are harming our planet at… Read more The post The easiest way to reduce landfill waste appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 5 Pieces Every Entry Needs

    Amanda Gates
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Every home has a point of entry to welcome its’ guests. Some entries are small and require creative ways to make a big impact, while others are large and demand key pieces to cement style and grace. No matter which you possess both require five key ingredients to command order and good reception. 5 Pieces… Read more The post 5 Pieces Every Entry Needs appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to be a 21st century building leader

    Amanda Gates
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Sustainable Design – Project frog I first learned of the frog in 2009, and I wrote this post about it. So what is a Frog you ask?Project FROG is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2006, that provides technologically advanced component buildings that offer: High tech design that meets low tech assembly Cost effective solutions… Read more The post How to be a 21st century building leader appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • 7 Eco-friendly facts to create immediate environmental change

    Amanda Gates
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Well it’s no secret that I am a bit of a hippie. I was sent here to Earth to hug trees, talk to rocks and save the planet, one person at a time. And this is no easy feat. One of my favorite books is The Imperfect Environmentalist, by Sara Gilbert. I think there is a… Read more The post 7 Eco-friendly facts to create immediate environmental change appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to create versatile family rooms

    Amanda Gates
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:02 pm
    By default, family rooms are the most versatile rooms in our house. In many of today’s homes, the family room, dining room and kitchen are all one big room to hang out in. Whatever your lifestyle, most family rooms are used for watching TV, entertaining guests, doing homework, listening to music or reading a great… Read more The post How to create versatile family rooms appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
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  • Inspirational And Creative Typography Artists To Follow on Behance

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

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

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

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

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

  • Elsa & Jack by Färg & Blanche for Gärsnäs

    Design Chronicle
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The award-winning Färg & Blanche duo has created a set of new stools, Jack and Elsa, an addition to the Emma and Emily chairs. Designed for Swedish furniture company Gärsnäs, the stools use the stockinged leg section as a recurrent detail, recognizable from the Emma Series. The stools were introduced at the 2015 Stockholm Furniture Fair. Image © Alexander Lagergren When we began sketching Jack and Elsa, it seemed obvious that a stool supplementing our Emma Series must have an idiom and a life of its own. By using the stockinged leg section as a recurrent detail. The stools come in…
  • Ippolito Fleitz brings dramatic tension to Brunner’s exhibition stand

    Design Chronicle
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Ippolito Fleitz Group has designed a dramatic exhibition stand for furniture company Brunner, at the 2014 Orgatec. The goal was to use its innovations to present Brunner as a dynamic, transparent company, while placing the products on a comprehensible and suitable platform. The design for the space took inspiration from Brunner’s latest print publications, which illustrated the products in minimalist lines. Image © Brunner GmbH/Andreas Körner The idea was developed into a simple, yet dramatic spatial concept, using 18 kilometres of black cord to effectively divide the space into…
  • Dancing Pendant by Iskos-Berlin for Menu A/S

    Design Chronicle
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Both sculptural and functional, the Dancing Pendant light by Iskos-Berlin for Menu A/S, is a great statement piece for dinners, long conversations, and acoustics. Resembling a pleated skirt, the Dancing Pendant is made of PELT felt, a material that’s 100% recyclable and mainly produced of used soda and water bottles. Image © Menu A/S Design is about storytelling. And the clearer your story is, the more likely people are to understand it. The more surprising you make your story, the more likely they are to remember it. And finally – the more you make people smile, the more likely they…
  • Färg & Blanche Design a Chair Inspired by Suspenders

    Design Chronicle
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Stockholm-based design duo Färg & Blanche have designed a stackable chair inspired by suspenders. The chair was named Frankie in honour of the dance legend Frankie Manning, one of the creator of Lindy Hop. Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche have paid particular attention to the back of the chair, where thin metal “suspenders” give the piece an almost human identity. Image Courtesy of Färg & Blanche Frankie was designed for offices and commercial environments, but nothing keeps you from adding this playful chair into your home. The chair has an upholstered seat and…
  • Pebble Time raises over $9M on Kickstarter in its first day!

    Design Chronicle
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The new generation Pebble Time smartwatch set a ground-braking record on Kickstarter, raising almost $10M in its first day. The highly successful original Pebble raised $10.2M back in 2012, setting a standard for smartwatch technology to come. There are 29 days to go for the Kickstarter campaign, but at this rate we expect to see Pebble Time sold out anytime. The Early Bird ($159) and One Pebble Time ($179) Reward Tiers are already sold out with 40,000 backers. Image © Pebble Pebble Time introduces a new timeline interface and features a new color e-paper display and microphone for…
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  • Contemporary Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

    Flynn Matthews
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    By Flynn Matthews Cai Guo-Qiang is a contemporary artist from China. Born in 1957 in Quanzhou. Since 1995 he has been living in New York. Among his many solo exhibitions and projects include Cai Guo-Qiang on the Roof: Transparent Monument, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2006 and his retrospective I Want to Believe, which opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in February 2008 before traveling to the National Art Museum of China in Beijing in August 2008 and then to the Guggenheim Bilbao in March 2009.
  • What The Most Expensive Apartment in New York City Will Look Like

    fraufaya
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    By fraufaya New York has officially sold its most expensive condo, ever! Located on the 89th and 90th floors, the penthouse has 11,000 square feet, six bedrooms, a steam room, a library, and an indoor movie theater. Source: http://www.refinery29.com/ Images: http://www.refinery29.com/
  • Artist JeeYoung Lee Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes in Her Tiny Studio

    fraufaya
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    By fraufaya South Korean artist Jee Young Lee creates highly elaborate scenes that require an incredible amount of patience and absolutely no photo manipulation. The artist builds these highly dramatic, psychedelic and visually intense scenes herself, ensuring that every teeny tiny detail is hauntingly perfect and leaves the viewer in awe. Source: http://www.rsvlts.com/ Images: http://www.rsvlts.com/
  • 10 Perfectly Timed Photos Of People Shooting Out Of Waterslides

    fraufaya
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    By fraufaya Photographer Krista Long created a series of high-speed photos names “I Love Summer” that captures people at the precise moment that they emerge from a water slide. Check out the photos below for a closer look! Source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/ Images: http://www.fastcodesign.com/
  • Portrait Eyewear Affordable Handcrafted Sunglasses

    Samur Isma
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Samur Isma Gabriel and Valentina Hernandez, brother and sister team, stand behind the exciting brand PORTRAIT EYEWEAR, brand that innovates with a beautiful design-savvy product, ready to compete in terms of price, extreme quality and materials, all that, following the principles of a social aware and sustainable business. The eyewear has been carefully studied, its shapes take inspiration from the visual arts and revisit the vintage genre through a contemporary minimalistic design; frames are flat, edges are sharper and inserts are made out of acetate instead of metal. Material…
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