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  • Armor For Your iPhone

    Yanko Design
    Troy Turner
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    [BRIC+]xtreme is a top-tier protective bumper case for iPhone 5/5S and 6. Your beloved iPhone will be well displayed, protected & resistant against shock, water, dirt & mud. The case is equipped with an aircraft grade CNC-machined aluminum shield & shock-absorbing structure which provides optimal protection in case of unexpected drops & impacts. In addition, its H2O resistant configuration keeps buttons and openings protected from water damage while its “bulletproof” reinforced films keep the screen & back protected from breaks & scratches. Designer:…
  • 47 Strikingly Creative Examples of Business Card Designs

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    Jake Rocheleau
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Advertise here with BSAThere should be no question that branding is crucial to the success of any business. Instant logo recognition feels good and it helps build an audience around your product or service. A company business card would be useful when attending conferences, parties, or even happenstance meetings with old acquaintances. But if you really wish to stand out from the other generic business card you’ll want to attempt some new ideas. Creativity and recognizable branding will produce one amazing piece you’ll be proud to share. This gallery includes a number of radiant…
  • A large corner folded social media vector icon set

    Creative Nerds
    TimothyBlake
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A well designed free awesome scalable social media vector icon set available in 3 different vector file formats. The set features 9 icons for 9 of the most popular social media sites. The icon set can be used in print and web design projects. Please feel free to download the icon set, an leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Preview License Details The vector icon set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector icon set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this…
  • Top 10 Photography Gadgets

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    Mike Chliounakis
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    This article was originally published on SmokingDesigners Website - Top 10 Photography Gadgets and it was Written By Mike Chliounakis.
  • Wooden Vespa

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    Toxel.com
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Beautiful scooter handcrafted out of wood by talented Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto for his daughter Daniela. Unique wooden scooter looks and functions like the iconic Vespa Scooter. Also check out: Wooden Bicycle and Wooden Watches
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  • The Art of Evangelism

    Guy Kawasaki
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    A long time ago I was a revolutionary at Apple. My job title was “software evangelist.” My responsibility was to evangelize Macintosh to software developers. Later my title was “chief evangelist,” and my responsibility was to evangelize Macintosh to anyone who wanted to increase productivity and creativity. Post Apple, I’ve been many things: author, speaker, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, advisor, and father, but I’ve never used the title “chief evangelist” until today. This is because the title only works if your product can change the world—or at least a significant…
  • Canva Welcomes Guy Kawasaki as Chief Evangelist

    Zach Kitschke
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:06 am
    Former Chief Evangelist of Apple, Guy Kawasaki, has joined Canva and resurrected his famous title from Apple and we couldn’t be more excited. “Macintosh democratized computers; Google democratized information; and eBay democratized commerce. In the same way, Canva democratizes design.” said Mr. Kawasaki. “You don’t get many chances to democratize an industry, so I seized the opportunity to work for Canva.” The renowned author, entrepreneur, and startup advisor will develop an evangelism program for Canva and help it grow internationally. Mr. Kawasaki said, “I was an early…
  • Online Marketing Tips That Won’t Break the Bank

    Helen Scheuerer
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Remember that saying “You have to spend money to make money?” Well, that doesn’t have to be true. Whether you’re a start-up company or already quite established, the world of online marketing is your oyster. With so many opportunities to better your business and reach out to potential customers, marketing no longer has to burn a hole in your wallet. 1 Optimize Your Client’s Shopping Experience Looking for a quick win? That ‘Buy Now’ button: Make it green. That’s right. Stop for a moment and think about the psychological and emotional responses…
  • How to Maximize the New Twitter Layout

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Twitter is rolling out a new jumbo-sized cover photo and a few additional features to spice up your Twitter experience. Here’s the news from the Twitter blog: “The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets and more. Here are main features:” Best Tweets: Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find. Pinned Tweet: Pin one of your Tweets to the top of your page, so it’s easy for your followers to see what you’re all about. Once you pin the tweet to the…
  • Master the Art of Pinterest Images

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    Pinterest is the ultimate visual playground for inspiration, motivation, and dare I say marketing. Smart bloggers and social media marketers know that Pinterest is the place to be to build interest in their brand and draw relevant traffic back to their websites. One way to excel in the social media space is to master the art of Pinterest images. Canva just upped their game, and yours, by adding a new suite of timesaving Pinterest templates that will provide you with just the right amount of pinspiration. With over 100 layouts, you’ll be able to create custom Pinterest images in a snap that…
 
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  • Audemars Piguet: Complications and finishing

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    There are two characteristics that set apart an Audemars Piguet watch made in La Vallée de Joux; its complications and its finishing. This short video celebrates the meticulous craft of the master “horloger” and the emotions that an Audemars Piguet timepiece provokes in the heart of its owner. Discover more
  • Wallpaper* explores COS at Salone del Mobile

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A champion of simplicity and subtlety the white shirt is central to the COS fashion ethos. Now it has been woven into a new installation: a collaboration with design studio nendo, at Salone del Mobile in Milan. To celebrate, Wallpaper* has commissioned three short films…
  • Haus Lux by Manfred Lux, Germany

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sited in Schlipsheim, a small and traditional village in the southern German state of Bavaria, the unconventionally shaped Haus Lux was designed by architect Manfred Lux for his own family. In an area where convention and homogeneity in architecture is the norm, Lux managed to sway the 25 local politicians into giving him approval to build a house that is a firm departure from the area's more customary designs, by explaining the importance of this energy-saving design. Refined and robust at the same time, the house takes its shape directly from its floor plan. Externally, the building…
  • Salone Satellite: the rich pickings at this year's young talent showcase

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
  • Wallpaper* & Volvo: On the road

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Craft, care and attention to detail are synonymous with the Swedish approach to product design. Volvo’s ongoing journey towards a new era of design and technology keeps these Scandinavian qualities close, and nowhere is this better exemplified than through the materials, forms and processes that have gone into its triptych of cutting-edge concept cars. Robin Page, Volvo’s interior design director, joined the company after playing a major role in some of the world’s most luxurious automotive brands. Page understands the importance of materials, quality and detail in conveying…
 
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  • 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells

    Toxel.com
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Miniature houses designed and 3D printed by Japanese artist Aki Inomata are occupied by hermit crabs. Transparent shelters for hermit crabs were inspired by architecture from all over the world. The interior resembles the inside of a real seashell. Also check out: 3D Printed Sugar and Birdhouse for your Roof
  • Glass Tree House

    Toxel.com
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Beautiful house designed by A.Masow will be constructed around a large tree in the mountains of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Transparent house in the forest offers breathtaking views of the landscape. Glass Tree House with spiral staircase, kitchen, and modern bathroom. Tree in the House Also check out: Pyramid House and Modern Office in the Forest
  • Wooden Vespa

    Toxel.com
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Beautiful scooter handcrafted out of wood by talented Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto for his daughter Daniela. Unique wooden scooter looks and functions like the iconic Vespa Scooter. Also check out: Wooden Bicycle and Wooden Watches
  • Ground Coffee Art

    Toxel.com
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Beautiful artworks made out of ground coffee by talented artist Liv Buranday. Great way to start each morning: drink coffee and create unique coffee art. Also check out: 3D Coffee Art and Ground Meat Sculptures
  • Facepots

    Toxel.com
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Creative flower pots designed by GOOD look like the faces of different people. You can insert any picture into the facepot. Make one with your own face and proudly display it in the garden or on your balcony. Also check out: Floating Vase and Optical Illusion Vase
 
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    Yanko Design

  • Shady Illusion Lamp

    Troy Turner
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    Now you see it… now you don’t. This clever lamp is my latest obsession! Simply called LIGHT, it brings new meaning to “throwin’ shade.” Flip it on and light shines through a finely cut hole to create the illusion of a classic lamp shade shape against your wall. Minimal with a touch of humor, it’s attractive, interesting and a total conversation starter! Designer: YOY - 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! (Shady Illusion…
  • Speaker Creatures

    Troy Turner
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    There’s nothing like singing in the shower to get your day going, right?! Now, with these little waterproof shower buddies you can bring your tunes with you to make rocking out in the shower that much better! They suction onto any smooth surface and sync wirelessly with your mobile device via Bluetooth. Sealed buttons allow you to skip songs and change the volume, and a built-in mic even allows you to take calls while you’re getting clean! DO WANT! Designer: OnHand - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just…
  • Memos and More Case

    Troy Turner
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    As useful as our smartphones are for reminders, calendar management and other organization, sometimes it’s still just better to write things down! That’s the inspiration behind the MemoCase. Built-in to it’s surprisingly slim shell is a small space perfect for keeping note paper and a small pen. Not just for notes, the discrete container makes a great hiding spot for money, cards or photos too. The “door” is also perfectly placed to prop up your phone when open.18 Genius! Designer: Kate Zhang - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from…
  • Armor For Your iPhone

    Troy Turner
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    [BRIC+]xtreme is a top-tier protective bumper case for iPhone 5/5S and 6. Your beloved iPhone will be well displayed, protected & resistant against shock, water, dirt & mud. The case is equipped with an aircraft grade CNC-machined aluminum shield & shock-absorbing structure which provides optimal protection in case of unexpected drops & impacts. In addition, its H2O resistant configuration keeps buttons and openings protected from water damage while its “bulletproof” reinforced films keep the screen & back protected from breaks & scratches. Designer:…
  • Funky Flexible Faucet

    Troy Turner
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    Add a touch of color and flexible fun to you kitchen space with the COOK tap! The classical sense of the kitchen spring faucet is reworked into a brightly colored, flexible, soft, silicon hose that can be twisted and turned 360° with ease. When finished using, just let go and it will automatically reposition thanks to its embedded magnets. For a fresh and modern look, it comes in five customizable color variants: sunflower gray, red chili, green sage, milky white and blue blueberry. Designer: Sovrappensiero Design Studio - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from…
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    Design Mom

  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle — we loved our Spring Break trip to Lake Tahoe! Hello, Friends. How are you? Will you be thinking about Easter or Passover this weekend? We have a French student named Victor arriving today, and my mom is coming to town tomorrow! We’re planning an egg hunt on Sunday afternoon here in the wild yard of The Treehouse, followed by a casual family dinner with cousins — The Stanleys and Ferneys. I’m really looking forward to it! But before all of that, my big event is that my permanent retainer — put onto my lower teeth 20 years ago — is coming off…
  • Geometric Wire Bunny

    Design Mom
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Gabrielle. Photos and styling by Amy Christie. Okay you guys, can you handle one more fun little project before Easter is officially here? (Please say yes!) Today, let’s make modern geometric bunnies. It’s a simple idea — wire formed to make the shape of a bunny — but it can be used in so many fun ways! It was a little bit of a challenge to find the right wire but now that the leg work is done, it won’t be as tough for you. Plus, there’s a free downloadable template to help you out. There are two bunny versions in the photos. One is small and simple — you…
  • Boden Giveaway

    Design Mom
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Yay! I have a giveaway today that I’ve been really looking forward to. I know you’ll absolutley love it. It’s sponsored by the fabulous clothing line Boden, and the prize is a very generous $250 gift certificate! The reason I’ve been looking forward to this particular giveaway is that I’ve been a huge fan of Boden for many, many years (I first started receiving their catalog ages ago when we lived in New York), but this is the first time I’ve worked with Boden here on Design Mom. It’s always fun to connect with a brand I love! If Boden…
  • Oil Pulling Update

    Design Mom
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. In January, I wrote a post about oil-pulling and confessed that I hadn’t brushed my teeth since the first week of December. It’s been a few months and I thought I would give a little update. It’s a short update! Basically, I’m still at it. I still oil pull every morning for 20 minutes — even when I’m traveling. I still love it. I still see benefits. I still use this coconut oil. I still haven’t seen the dentist (I know. I know. I need to go!), but I have been to the orthodontist, who took full x-rays. He doesn’t know…
  • Slow Cooker Recipe: Overnight Steel Cut Oats

    Design Mom
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Gabrielle. Images by Lindsey of Café Johnsonia. It’s time for another recipe in my Slow Cooker Series — and this time it’s a breakfast option. Did you know how easy it is to make steel cut oats in a slow cooker? So easy! Put them in before bed and when you wake, they’re warm and ready to dish up. Normally steel cut oats take nearly an hour to cook, which can be tough on a school morning. Using a slow cooker bypasses that hour on the stove, so there’s no active cooking time and it’s ready to go when everyone is getting up and going. It feels good to send the…
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    99U

  • Top Weekend Reads: The New Skills Required to Nab Top Jobs

    behanceteam
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    As we do every Friday, we’ve collected our most-shared Twitter links for your weekend reading pleasure. From around the web: Help! We need your votes to reach #1 business blog in The Webby Awards. The skills required for nabbing those top jobs are changing quickly. How to small talk and break the ice: Ask for stories, not answers.  5 (free!) apps to help you deal with an overflowing, out-of-control inbox. From 99U: The Art of the Done List: Harnessing the Power of Progress Run Your Meeting Like a Boss: Lessons from Mayer, Musk, and Jobs  The Most Underrated Skill for Creatives? Empathy.
  • Fight Productivity Paralysis With the 2-Minute Rule

    behanceteam
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hour Glass designed by Bohdan Burmich from the Noun Project   The feeling that you get from crossing things off your to-do list can be addicting. It’s easy to get caught in the trap of adding absolutely everything to your system, including things that can be done in two minutes or less. With enough small and insignificant tasks, you can clog your system and lose considerable time and focus. And if you overwhelm your system enough, you might even paralyze your productivity completely. Management consultant and author of Getting Things Done, David Allen, has a two-minute rule that can…
  • Are You in Motion or Are You Taking Action?

    behanceteam
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Motion designed by Nick Abrams from the Noun Project. When dealing with clients and working with teams, it’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “get the ball rolling” when describing project progress. But are the phone calls, emails and scheduling of meetings actually considered work? A costly mistake for many is confusing the idea of being in motion with simply taking action. Our real job, theaction, should be to produce the actual deliverable. While motion and action might sound similar, they’re not the same. In a recent blog post, entrepreneur and travel photographer James Clear…
  • The Difference Between Projects and Processes

    behanceteam
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Designed by Kevin Laity for the Noun Project Starting a new project is an exciting experience that often requires new ways of thinking. However, when faced with multiple competing deadlines, we can be quick to treat a project like a process for the sake of efficiency. This could prove to be detrimental not only to the new project, but to existing processes and worse – to the overall growth of an enterprise. In Startup Leadership, author and professor Derek Lidow shares the dangers of confusing projects with processes: Confusion between projects and process stifles growth and destroys…
  • How to Turn Creativity Into a Habit

    Tanner Christensen
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Lightning designed by Adam Whitcroft from the Noun Project Creativity seems like a bolt of lightning that strikes almost completely at random. However, psychologist Robert Sternberg believes that’s not entirely true. On Fast Company, Sternberg explains that creativity can be made into a habit: There are three basic factors that help turn creative thinking into a habit: opportunities to engage in it, encouragement to go after such opportunities, and rewards for doing so. At a pragmatic level, this might mean finding a community of people who support and encourage your creative…
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Christian Jelk ART BOOK

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Artbook for Christian Jelk.
  • TOMCAT

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    tomcat-private project
  • HMNIM - Playing Card Deck

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Furthuring on the brand and identity we did for Mark Hoppus and his apparel company Hi My Name is Mark, we were approached to collaborate once again with not only Mark Hoppus but also Cardistry and Magic professors Dan & Dave on a new project for HMNIM. This time on a fully customized playing card deck.
  • Wolf

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Wolf
  • Quaderns 265

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    It?s time to say good bye. This is our last Quaderns issue. After four years and five numbers our contract with the COAC finally came to an end. It wasn?t always easy and we are acctually surprised we came that far. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Keep your copies safe. They are now part of the history of Quaderns.
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    WebUrbanist

  • Bad Ads? Funeral Services Struggle with Sense of Humor

    Steph
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] This billboard, reportedly spotted in a subway station in New York City, may not be the most tactful way to drum up business for a funeral home. But you have to admit, it’s clever. Naturally, the funeral industry doesn’t have too much trouble with supply – everyone dies eventually – but they have to compete with each other just like any other business. Are the ads that manage to stand out in poor taste, or just bringing a much-needed sense of humor to the realities of death? The Devanny-Condron Funeral Home in…
  • Rad Rides: Nuclear Power Plant Turned into Amusement Park

    Urbanist
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] The iconic central cooling tower has been turned into a swing ride and climbing wall, but the re-purposed complex as a whole features over a dozen attractions including rides, restaurants, bars and hotels. Wunderland Kalkar is set near Düsseldorf, Germany, the site of a nuclear power plant that never went live due to local protests and construction problems. The recognizably menacing centerpiece of its industrial landscape is no less noticeable for having been painted with a mountain-and-sky mural. Now that Germany is…
  • Augmented Sandbox: Realtime 3D Topographic Landscaping

    Urbanist
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] Simulating an amazing array of natural environments and phenomena, this dynamic playspace turns ordinary hand-sculpted sand into vividly colorful landscapes in the blink of an eye. A real and working augmented reality sandbox, the system is designed to help educate students about earth sciences with a uniquely responsive and intuitive interface. A team of data visualization and earth sciences experts, mainly from the University of California, created the setup using a Microsoft Kinect camera coupled with topographic visualization…
  • Pocket Printer: Mini Roomba-Like Robot Prints on the Go

    Steph
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] While other gadgets have gotten smaller and more streamlined, printers have generally remained space-hogging behemoths. Seemingly ignored in the quest to make computers and their accessories compact and ultra-efficient, most modern-day printers look like relics of the circa-2000, oversized beige PC era. One new concept aims to challenge that with a tiny mobile design that moves across paper of any size like a Roomba. The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer makes it possible to take printing capabilities on the go with you along with your laptop,…
  • Ancient Engineering Fail: 12 Historic Structural Disasters

    Steph
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Culture & History & Travel. ] You can’t exactly fault ancient architects for building structures that were unable to withstand stone-shattering earthquakes, or simply experimental in nature – failure is part of the learning process, after all, and engineering methods were obviously less advanced back then. Big ambitions led to taking big chances, which often resulted in faulty construction and, occasionally, deadly collapses. Here are 13 examples of mistake-riddled churches, statues, lighthouses, stadiums and more from the period between 2600 BCE and the…
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  • Modern Concrete London House Sunken Below Street Level

    Stephanie
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    When a newlywed couple decided they needed more space for their seven children, they looked no further than the garden behind their Victorian home in Battersea, London. But this is no playhouse or mother-in-law cottage – it’s a modern five-bedroom home sunken into a concrete courtyard to provide a sense of privacy and tranquility. Bringing the two families together without giving up their main home required a creative solution, especially since the couple wanted a two-story dwelling that would still meet local restrictions that prevent overlooking neighboring properties. An…
  • Auto-Balancing Shoe Will Save Seniors From Dangerous Falls

    Delana
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Falls are a particularly scary problem for elderly people; they can result in injuries that take months to heal. One statistic states that one in three people aged 65 or older in the US has experienced injuries from falls, and the percentage only goes up as people age. Many elderly people are embarrassed to use assistive devices like canes or walkers. Israeli start-up company B-Shoe Technologies has developed a fantastically helpful new shoe technology that would keep seniors from falling. The B-Shoe (or Balancing Shoe) contains sensors and a small motorized mechanism in its bottom. When the…
  • Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty

    Delana
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Die-hard coffee lovers would give almost anything for a never-ending cup of coffee, but since that isn’t possible, Japanese design firm Nendo worked with Starbucks to create the next best thing. Nendo’s never-ending coffee mugs come in three varieties: Americano, Latte, and Caramel Macchiato. The mugs are full even when they are empty thanks to some clever trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye) graphics on their bottoms. When turned upside down for drying or storing, the mugs appear to be full of the drink they are named after. According to Nendo, the mugs represent…
  • Traditional Dip-Dyed Porcelain Tiles: Little Pieces of Art

    Delana
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Watermark tile series from designer Deborah Osburn is a beautiful example of traditional Japanese textile dying techniques. Each tile is hand-formed and slow-fired, then carefully dyed in a traditional Japanese method. Each tile is individual and embodies the name of the series: Watermark. Authentic indigo and gold verdigris pigments are used to dip, wash and stain each tile. The series was inspired by Osburn’s experiments with unglazed porcelain tiles and cups of indigo pigment. She placed one end of the tiles into the cups, creating a lovely and natural ombré effect. Each tile…
  • Towers Collect Drinking Water From Thin Air in Ethiopia

    Delana
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the mountainous regions of Ethiopia, finding drinkable water is a time-consuming and sometimes dangerous task. Women and children often walk for hours each day just to bring potable water home for their families. Even after the dangerous journey, the water they bring back is often contaminated and unsafe to drink. Vittori Lab has devised an ingenious way to make safe, potable water available without the long treks. The Warka Water Towers were inspired by Ethiopia’s indigenous Warka tree, a type of fig tree that symbolizes fertility and generosity. Warka trees are disappearing from…
 
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    Six Revisions

  • The Future of WordPress

    Jacob Gube
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Starting with just a simple line of code 11 years ago, WordPress has evolved to become the platform of more than 74 million websites. Even with a vast array of competitors offering similar functionality, WordPress still dominates the CMS market with a 21.9% market share. I have had a more detailed look at WordPress than most. I have contributed to 6 releases of WordPress, including work in the XML-RPC API (in 3.4) and WP_Image_Editor class (in 3.5). I have also been involved in an upcoming release (3.9). As we look toward the future of WordPress, it is important to evaluate current practices…
  • How to Make Distributed Design Teams Work

    Jacob Gube
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    With more and more technology companies adopting remote working environments, having team members in different parts of the world is not uncommon any more. Remote working comes with many benefits, but also unique challenges. The biggest perk of working remotely is you are able to give all members the option to live and work where they are most productive. It’s often easier to stay focused without the day-to-day distractions of commuting to work and normal office interruptions. But as we mentioned, many challenges persist. Communication can be difficult. Team-building can be very tough.
  • Wireframes vs. Prototypes: What’s the Difference?

    Jacob Gube
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    A wireframe is not the same as a prototype but even seasoned design professionals can sometimes get the two terms mixed up. It’s time to set things straight once and for all, since (semantics aside) the difference between a wireframe and a prototype is actually quite substantial. Editor’s note: This is an article by Marcin Treder, CEO of UXPin. Wireframe A wireframe is a low-fidelity representation of a product’s design. It has three simple objectives; the clear presentation of: Main groups of information Layout/structure of information Core visualization and descriptions of…
  • 5 CSS Effects Libraries for Supercharging Your Designs

    Jacob Gube
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    CSS3 gives designers many new properties and modules (like the CSS Animations and CSS Transitions modules) that allow them to add fascinating interactivity onto their work. If you want to take advantage of these modern CSS capabilities, one quick way to do that would be to use (or study) CSS effects libraries. Let me talk about a few open source collections of CSS that will help you craft great transitional interfaces. 1. Animate.css Animate.css is a collection of over 60 CSS effects by Daniel Eden, a designer at Dropbox. Daniel Eden’s work on Animate.css is an inspiration to some of…
  • 10 Open Source Blogging Platforms for Developers

    Jacob Gube
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Mainstream blogging platforms like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc. aren’t designed for hackers. They’re encumbered by features developers just don’t need or want. And, out of the box, the popular blogging platforms certainly lack a lot things coders actually would want, such as code syntax highlighting, blog theming capabilities using a standardized templating engine, markup language support besides HTML, and integration with source code repositories, among other things. If you’re looking for a blogging solution that’s programmer-friendly, you’ve come to…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Lumio Book Lamp

    Katie
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Lumio looks like a hardcover book, but open it up and you’ve got a sculptural LED light. This compact form makes it easy to take with you, especially as its pleated interior is made of water-resistant Tyvek, so it can even venture outdoors for backyard barbecues or short camping trips. I received a Lumio recently to see it up close (and made a little video) and I was quite impressed with the overall quality- plus, there are so many lighting options you can really put it anywhere. Hang it, lay it on its side or back, or attach it to any metal surface. More info below, or take a look…
  • Cherner® Task Chair

    Katie
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Did you know about the contentious history of the Cherner Chair? I didn’t, but I’m glad Cherner’s sons revived their father’s designs, and created the variation you see above. Task chairs often look terrible, no matter today’s advanced ergonomic technology, and the simplicity of such classic lines when applied to an office/desk area seating option is enormously appealing. Now that we’ve agreed its aesthetic appeal, someone just needs to test out how comfortable this chair is after a few hours’ work. Designer: Cherner Chair Company Made in U.S.A.
  • Woodbar

    Katie
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    Do you need a wooden paperweight in the shape of a gold bar? Maybe not, but that’ll change once you open your windows and papers go flying everywhere. The intention behind this design is to remind us all about the value of wood; it acts a clever option to hold a stack of paperwork at bay. Designer: Kaspar Hamacher Weight: 0.5 kg
  • B (Balance) lamp series: B35°, B35°L , B30°

    Katie
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    These concrete and wood lamps by JinSik Kim and YuHun Kim are pretty special; you can position them different ways and group them together in multiples for modular arrangements. There’s the B35° Lamp, the B35°L Lamp, and the B30° Lamo, all of which have polygon shaped bases. Take a look at the images below to see the possibilities of mixing a few together for a stronger statement. Designed by JinSik Kim, YuHun Kim. Material: High-strength Concrete Design Date: 2014 Production Date: 2014 Edition: Open Edition B35° Lamp (Small), $235.00 B35°L Lamp, $375.00 B30° Lamo, $375.00
  • Kaufmann Mercantile Gift Card

    Katie
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    As you might have heard from the post yesterday, we’re teaming up with the retailer, Kaufmann Mercantile, for a cross promotion: sign up for emails from both BLTD and Kaufmann Mercantile and you’ll be entered to win $100 towards many a great things from the Kaufmann Mercantile shop (or just one special thing). If I had a gift card to KM, I’d put it towards the Walnut Tool Box, what about you? Sign up for emails from BLTD and Kaufmann Mercantile.
 
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    Digg Top Stories

  • What Was This American Plane Doing In Iran?

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    On Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank. But from there, the story surrounding the plane, and why it was in Iran — where all but a few United States and European business activities are prohibited — grows more mysterious.
  • How One Sneeze Can Contaminate A Room

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Along with disease-carrying droplets, sneezes and coughs emit an invisible gas that keeps those mucus globs suspended in the air, helping them to travel 200 times farther than previously thought.
  • The Psychologist Who Designed The U.S. Torture Program

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    "I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country."
  • Trip Advisor Reviews A Sex Resort

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    One last word of advice: When visiting a nudist colony, especially in a hot, sweaty climate, beware borrowing community bikes.
  • Raw Oysters Are Causing A Spike In Bacterial Infections

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting, diarrhea and pain.
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    Uncrate

  • Tool Chess Set

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Combining your love for turning wrenches with your passion for one of the greatest board games ever conceived by man, the Tool Chess Set is hand-made from various nuts, bolts,...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Amphicruiser

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Forget hauling around a boat with your SUV this summer — if you're rolling in the Amphicruiser, your SUV is your boat. Handmade in the Netherlands, this amphibious off-roader is...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • HopBox Home-Brewing Kit

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Brewing beer at home really isn't all that hard — so long as you have all the right equipment, and just a little bit of patience. But with all the...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer Pack

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Despite the name, it's not some new collaboration between the legendary khaki purveyors and J.K. Rowling. Instead, the Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer Pack just feels like magic thanks to...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    For it's latest update, the 2015 Dodge Challenger takes a look at its past, digging even deeper into retro-inspired design (with specific influence drawn from the 1971 model) while adding...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    Outblush

  • Cheap Thrill: Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    We've been hearing a lot of buzz about Salma Hayek's beauty line, Nuance, so we thought we'd pick up a few products and give them a go. Best purchases, ever...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Stick-It! Silicone Dry-Erase Weekly Planner

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Kudos to people who maintain a real, grown-up calendar. We have enough trouble just scheduling ourselves a week ahead. This Stick-It! Dry-Erase Weekly Planner ($9) is more our style. Mount...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Gold Rush Timeline Fragrance

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    A lot of fragrances have names that do not reflect the actual scent. (We got a whiff of the real Christina Aguilera once, and let's just say that her BO...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Fuchsia Nantucket Bowls

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    These woven Fuchsia Nantucket Bowls ($48 for two) from Serena & Lily have enough of a color pop to brighten up a room and enough space to hold plenty of...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • dr. brandt Exclusive Camera-Ready Kit

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    It's getting warmer and no doubt you're enjoying all sorts of fun, outdoorsy adventures with your friends. This means one thing: There are going to be hundreds of photos of...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    Design*Sponge

  • Coco 66

    Grace Bonney
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    I’ve lived in Greenpoint for the better part of ten years now and it’s amazing to see the sort of changes the neighborhood is going through. While some of them are less than desirable and involve giant glass buildings without much character (or affordable housing), some of them are wonderful and involve long-dormant buildings and homes being turned into beautiful spaces. In our Design*Sponge neck-of-the-woods, we’ve seen almost 10 new restaurants open in the course of a year, so many of which have incredible inspiring interiors. The latest hotspot to open happens to be…
  • In The Kitchen With: April Carter’s Spiced Hot Cross Buns

    Kristina Gill
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    A wave of cold has blown over so many places in the northern hemisphere, it’s hard to believe that Easter is on Sunday.  To celebrate, we chose to share a recipe for honey cardamom hot cross buns by British food blogger and cookbook author, April Carter.  Hot cross buns are traditional at Easter in the UK and in Australia, where I first had them.  The recipe only looks long because I asked April to add extra descriptions for those readers who may not be familiar with making hot cross buns, but be assured it is very easy.  We also have a recipe for dried fig and dark chocolate hot cross…
  • After The Jump: Productivity Tips + Ways to Avoid Procrastination

    Grace Bonney
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week’s radio show was a reader request: tips for beating procrastination and being more productive. I think it’s safe to say that all of us struggle with productivity, time-management and procrastination at one point or another. While most of us know how to “get things done” in the deadline sense of the of the word, most us also want to find a way to avoid those last-minute situations and get work done on a schedule that feels calmer and more in control. I used to be a master of procrastination, but lately I feel proud of being able to push through that feeling a…
  • Design Icon: Wonder Bread

    Maxwell Tielman
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Design: Wonder Bread Date: 1921 Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: Taggart Baking Company Background: You know the phrase “the best thing since sliced bread?” Well, as it so happens, the exact date of this world-changing invention is in relatively recent history. Introduced by Wonder Bread in 1929, the concept of pre-sliced bread encapsulated many of the ideals of the time. The late 20s and early 30s saw the introduction of Modernism to America, largely through the over-the-top ornamentalism of the Art Deco and Moderne movements—it wasn’t so much about…
  • Before & After: A 1950s House Gets A Faithful but Modern Update

    Maxwell Tielman
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The midcentury suburban home, at least until recently, has not been given the reverence it mightily deserves. Oftentimes seen as too “new,” too common, or too kitsch for historic consideration, these houses are especially vulnerable to the pitfalls of careless, quick home renovations. When Sarah Brown began her house hunt, she found that—much to her dismay—many of the homes had suffered such fates. “We looked at many houses that had already been ‘flipped’ poorly,” she says, “all the original details removed, hard wood ripped up and replaced with…
 
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    Design Sojourn

  • No One Really Cares About Your Great Idea

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I stumbled over a great Q&A over at Quora. Someone asked about what to do with their great ideas and inventions so that they won’t get cheated. I’ve decided to reproduce the question here and the answer by Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, as I often get asked the same question but in many different ways. The question: If I invent something which has a chance of earning billions if brought to market, what should I do to prevent others from cheating me out of what I deserve? History is full of people who killed themselves after inventing something legen-wait for it-dary…
  • Paul Rand on Art and Aesthetics

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    27 Feb 2014 | 6:42 am
    If you can’t see the video click here. What a great snippet of a 1996 film by Preston McLanahan. I really like how Paul Rand bridges the gap between art, aesthetics, form, content and ultimately design. Aesthetics is the study of the interaction and fusion between form and content. —Paul Rand Via: @johnmaeda
  • Can we fall in love with our computers?

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:51 pm
    We don’t talk a lot about movies at Design Sojourn. Maybe we should? Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil, also a Googler working on machine learning and voice processing, reviews the latest Spike Jonze movie Her. Predictably the movie is about a man who falls in love with his operating system, or perhaps the artificial intelligence (AI) of his computer? Anyways the movie explores the notion of love and its manifestations. While I’ve not seen the movie, I did feel troubled after watching the trailer. Though Charlize Theron, the voice of the AI Samantha, did help ease the discomfort. How…
  • Why call it Service Design?

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:35 am
    I don’t get why it’s called Service Design? Especially when Service Design also considers products and systems in a 3-pronged holistic ecosystem? Or don’t they? If so, why not call it Product design or System Design? Both disciplines do consider the other two. So designers in Service Design are called Service Designers. So do they provide design services, or they design services? Shall I get into what Product Designers or System Designers do? Haha. We designers like to make our lives difficult, don’t we?
  • How Creativity Works

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:05 am
    If you cannot see this video, click on: How creativity works – The sense making sessions. It’s not hard to come up with something new. It’s hard to come up with something new that people want. I think that is kind of the separation point between having lots of ideas or creating lots of stuff, and just having maybe one thing that really resonates with people that they have that Ah-Ha moment when they see it. ~ James Carnes, Global Creative Director, Senior Vice President of Design at Adidas. What a great discussion! I particularly like how it was not the usual boring…
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    DesignM.ag

  • 47 Strikingly Creative Examples of Business Card Designs

    Jake Rocheleau
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Advertise here with BSAThere should be no question that branding is crucial to the success of any business. Instant logo recognition feels good and it helps build an audience around your product or service. A company business card would be useful when attending conferences, parties, or even happenstance meetings with old acquaintances. But if you really wish to stand out from the other generic business card you’ll want to attempt some new ideas. Creativity and recognizable branding will produce one amazing piece you’ll be proud to share. This gallery includes a number of radiant…
  • The Importance of Side Projects

    Gisele Muller
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Advertise here with BSAHow much importance do you give to your side projects? Do you focus solely on working on your current projects or your job and forget about everything else? These are questions you should be thinking about, specially if you are interested in developing your abilities and getting that cool position you always wanted. In days where the good old college degree + resume are gone, specially in the design/tech industry, you have to keep in mind that side projects are the new resume and are the way you can show your potential to the world. In times where a lot of people talk…
  • 6 Free Tools for Testing Website Speed

    Gisele Muller
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Advertise here with BSAWebsite speed is something crucial to any page, specially if you consider that users don’t like slow sites and don’t want to wait more than a couple seconds for a page to load. From regular users to high-end ones, no one like to wait too much to see the content they are looking for. And from niche blogs to ecommerce sites, all users have the same expectations, that your page will be fast enough to avoid frustration. To keep your site fast and efficient you need to understand all the details about its performance so you can keep improving things. It is…
  • Best 15 Pro Tools and Platforms for Designing Awesome Websites

    iulian
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Advertise here with BSAIt used to be impossible to create a decent-looking website for one of your clients without coding. Thankfully, times have changed. Now, designers can take matters into their own hands, and a large number of platforms stand by to make great things happen. Check out 15 of the most accomplished site creators at this time. IM Creator IM Creator will make you an offer that you just can’t refuse. As long as you keep using the online design studio free of charge, you will be able to take up 50 Mb of storage to create a website that is published as an IM Creator sub-domain.
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Micheal Leon for Arkitip Teaser

    Arkitip, Inc.
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    We are proud to announce we will be releasing a series of Fine Art works online from Arkitip Alumni and longtime family member Michael Leon. The first offering will be available 1 May 2014. Further information forthcoming.
  • Buly 1803 is open!

    Ramdane Touhami
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    After 3 years of work I have finally opened my store Buly … The store is based on the left bank of Paris …. The store looks exactly like it was we the brand was launched in 1803, the address if you are around Paris: Buly 6 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris France
  • Fashion Forward

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Veteran fullback Peter Rentz with a typically strong sideline look at last weekend’s practice session in Chinatown.
  • ®OBIN & THE SKUGGI

    Sarah (colette)
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    ®obin & the Skuggi exhibition until May 3rd at colette. ®obin is a cartoonist and graphic designer. Along with his work in publishing, ®obin maintains a blog which gives him the chance to create new types of images. This is how he began incorporating characters into his photos, Skuggi, which means shadows in Icelandic. Pascal Gindre, Robin & the Skuggi, colettebooks, colette
  • Passing Lane

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Flashback Fridays via an overhead shot of Coach Stochl lining up a through ball towards the clever run of defensive powerhouse Duncan Hamilton while Blatte United veterans Marcus Samuelsson and Everard Findlay attempt to shut down the passing lane. As seen by official club photographer Peter Sutherland in the spring of 2006.
 
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    Core77

  • Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But from Philippe Starck by way of Hansgrohe comes the Axor Starck V, which brings transparency up where we can see it. Starck calls it "a mixer that represents the absolute minimum: totally transparent, almost invisible, and enclosing a miracle that is the vortex." While the impetus for the design—reportedly five years in the making—is poetic... With the beauty and dynamism of its vortex, the mixer bridges the gap between the functional…
  • C77 Design Daily - Submit Your Questions to Ayse Birsel for a Chance to Have Her Answer in Print next Month!

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Although NYCxDesign is still three weeks away, we've been lining up some of the content for the C77 Design Daily—after all, it's our very first effort at publishing our content in print and it's not going to write itself. In the interest of verisimilitude, the Daily will feature an advice column from renowned designer Ayse Birsel. With some twenty years of experience working with leading brands and Fortune 500 companies, Ayse is the co-founder of Birsel + Seck, a New York City-based design studio, and the creator of the acclaimed Design the Life You Love workshop series. Please submit…
  • A Short-Lived USB LED Fan Clock

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Winter might be coming to Westeros, but here in NYC it's the impending arrival of summer that has me worried. Your correspondent has relocated to new, poorly-insulated digs with a bank of drafty south-facing windows, and I can't afford the BTUs it'll take to keep this place cool. While seeking inexpensive desk fans I came across this USB LED Fan Clock. Yes, I know most everything that plugs into USB that isn't a thumb drive is total junk, but it caught my eye because it actually delivers two useful functions, even if the time delivery is a bit garish. (more...)
  • Nuclear Floats: Delicious or Disastrous?

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week in nouveau-Cold War news: MIT researchers will present plans for floating nuclear reactors, adapting existing technologies towards a goal put to rest during the Ford Administration. Floating reactors might sound futuristic—or dystopian—but they're not a new idea, having been proposed first in 1971 by Offshore Power Systems (a joint venture by Westinghouse Corporation and Tenneco). That original plan combined several of the features the new MIT design hopes to capitalize on: mass producibility, increased distance from populations and use of the sea as a buffer against…
  • Milan 2014: 'Dutch at Savona 33' Showcases Frederik Roije, New Duivendrecht & More

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Dutch made a strong showing throughout Milan this year, including in Zona Tortona where a loose collective headed up by Frederik Roijé is returning alongside Tuttobene and Moooi to represent of a range of Dutch design from independent studios to major brands. The factually titled "Dutch at Savona 33" features four brands that fall somewhere in between: Roijé's eponymous studio; New Duivendrecht, the brand he co-founded with Victor Le Noble; DUM, returning this year; and Quodes, whom they've added to their ranks this year. More on New Duivendrecht below Along with the…
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    Presentation Zen

  • How to make a good (or bad) presentation

    Garr
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:56 pm
    This semester I'm teaching three classes on presentation for undergraduates at my university in Japan. On the second day, I have students share with the class what they think are the elements of a good presentation and what they think are the kinds of things that make for a bad or ineffective presentation. Students may still be quite young, but they have sat through years of classes in school and lectures in college, sat through orientation meetings, and they have seen many kinds of presentations online such as TED talks over the years, so students actually do have quite a bit of experience…
  • "The moment defines the creative expression."

    Garr
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    A presentation is a moment in time. I have long referenced jazz and my own experience with jazz as having a great parallel to the act of a live talk or a presentation on the center stage. One thing that a live talk and a musical performance have in common—especially improvisational music—is that neither event is ever the same twice. They may be similar, they may cover similar ground, but they are never exactly the same. The message—the real meaning—is in the moment, in that interaction between audience and performer (or presenter). In this interview with London Real, famed…
  • Danny Hillis on his friendship with Richard Feynman (TEDxCaltech)

    Garr
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    In this 7-minute video below, Danny Hillis shares two wonderful short stories about the legendary physicist Richard Feynman. Hillis is a well known engineer, scientist, and inventor who, in his younger years, was lucky enough to spend a good deal of time with Feynman. There are many ways Hillis could have used his time to talk about the amazing Richard Feynman, but he chose to simply tell two short stories from his personal experience. And it was a very good idea to do so. A good story does not have to be slick or polished or augmented with amazing visuals. Often a good story just needs to be…
  • Richard Feynman: "The Great Explainer"

    Garr
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Even if Richard Feynman had not been a great communicator, he'd still be famous today for the incredible contributions he made to physics. The fact is, however, Feynman was indeed a great communicator as well as a Nobel-Prize winning physicist. Who knew the two could go together? Lawrence Krauss, a physicist and advocate of the public understanding of science, says in his "ASU Origins Project: Storytelling Of Science" talk that Feynman's abilities as a communicator inspired him to want to be a scientist. "What was amazing about Feynman was that he conveyed his excitement and his interest and…
  • Richard Feynman on the Scientific Method (in 1 minute)

    Garr
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:20 pm
    There is not a device invented that can measure the joy I have in watching a Richard Feynman lecture. The man was not only a brilliant, Nobel Prize winning scientist, he was a great teacher and communicator of science as well. In this lecture by physicist Brian Cox—in this case speaking to school children for an event at Manchester University—I noticed that Cox played a one-minute clip (14:45 mark) from a Richard Feyman lecture given in the 1960s. Cox set up the clip by saying that it was one of the best definitions of science, or the scientific method, that he'd ever heard. Clear and…
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    decor8

  • Baby Feet Imprint DIY

    decor8
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Hello dear friends! I’ve been missing from my blog, I know, but man when you have a baby you just want to cuddle him 24/7! Nothing else seems to exist and time stops. We also had guests from London for four days which was wonderful and definitely kept us very active with the little one. It was such a great visit and made us both so happy that our friends traveled all the way to Hannover just to meet little Aidan and spend time with us (thank you Sania, Mark, Luke and Leila!). Baby Aidan had his first zoo visit (6 hours too!), first subway ride, first bus ride, first museum visit (art at…
  • Giveaway: 10 Copies of Decorate With Flowers, Enter Today!

    decor8
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Are you ready to win a copy of our new book? We are giving away 10 copies no matter where you live worldwide! But first, hello everyone! I’m a little embarrassed, but I totally forgot that yesterday the new book that Leslie Shewring and I wrote, Decorate With Flowers, released in North America! The wonderful Joy Cho over at Oh Joy! wrote about it on our launch date too, which was such a treat. I’ve been so busy with our baby boy that things just escape my mind at the moment – I’ve been in a baby fog for two months – in fact, today he turned 2 months old and he is…
  • OYOY Living

    decor8
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    There are so many great interior firms in Denmark, which sometimes makes me wonder how those Danes do it in such a small country – there are so many collections! I came across OYOY Living recently, based in Copenhagen, and since I’ve not seen them blogged anywhere yet in my travels, I thought I’d share them with you guys. Check out their product line, simple yet bold. About OYOY, “The name OYOY is inspired by the letters OY, which since 1929 has been written on every Danish aeroplane regardless of where in the world it may be located. The letters indicate that we are a…
 
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    The Dieline

  • GRAYL Water Filtration Cup

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    GRAYL’s innovative Water Filtration Cup works like a coffee press with G3+ filter media technology (originally developed for NASA) to remove chemicals, heavy metals and germs. Turnstyle drew inspiration from the cup's elegant and minimal design to create a cylindrical package system evocative of the product itself. The cup's iconic seal between inner cylinder and outer cylinder is echoed in the colored reveal between the package body and lid.Minimal, typographic adornment set at an angle focuses on the technology and invites interaction with the package. A limited color palette denotes…
  • Two Beers Brewing Co.

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a fast growing micro-brewery who had outgrown it’s early packaging designs, Two Beers engaged DEI Creative to design new bottles and cans that would better communicate their brand to the target audience."We worked closely with the Two Beers team to define a new look that was clean, modern, and connected to the Pacific NW outdoor lifestyle. It was important that the beer name be highly readable and that the cans and bottles would ‘pop off the shelf’ next to the competition. The resulting designs were a success— paired with the company’s PR and distribution efforts (and of…
  • Le Petit Parisien

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Le Petit Parisien was borne out of our genuine love for French fare. The bakery, the patisserie and the unique culture that is the French coffee shops of 1920s Paris. What Dynamo set out to create is a slice of Paris life, a warm corner of aromatic France in the heart of Dublin."In settling on a name we looked, at the quintessential French names, food provenance and finally settled on Le Petit Parisien. With these rich influences, our illustrator created a logo of a wood carved image of a young boy, our Le Petit Parisien. We feel he not only communicates charm, gaiety, warmth and a by-gone…
  • Taft Street Winery: Heritage Label

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Taft Street Winery: Heritage Label is one of three tiers redesigned in the brand identity and label refresh by Michael Osborne Design. This tier, designed specifically for small-production, tasting room selections, personifies the garagistes tradition through the simple pairing of vintage garage and wine-making tools throughout the line of varietals. As the label proclaims, these wines are "Garage Crafted With Love.""The term 'garagistes' originated in Bordeaux in the 1980’s and referred to a group of innovative winemakers who produced exceptional wines in their garages rather than in grand…
  • Student: Sea Legs

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sea Legs is a winery that is based out San Francisco. Student, Eric Le, decided to created packaging that captures the city. With a modern sailor style, Sea Legs captures the essence of having a glass of wine while walking on the beach, smelling the salty air and hearing the crash of waves on to the shore.This is a package design that has been developed around the idea of San Francisco and what it has to offer on its shores, utilizing hand made lettering and iconography, to create a feeling that is true to the city.  Designed by Eric LeAdditional Credits: Ivan Trujillo and…
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    information aesthetics

  • Bouncing Graphic Replays Human Heartbeat Dynamics of Yesterday

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:51 pm
    One Human Heartbeat [onehumanheartbeat.com] by data scientist and communicator Jen Lowe displays the dynamics of Jen's heartbeat from about one day ago. The data is captured by a Basis B1 band, which is able to detect one's heart rate by measuring the pulse and blood flow, and then records the average heart rate for each minute. As the data currently can only be accessed via a USB connection, the data shown on the webpage is from exactly 24 hours ago. Next to the obvious, bright red spiral of life/death in the middle of the screen, a small, numerical countdown counter reveals how many heart…
  • Browser Plugin Maps Your Browser History as a Favicon Tapestry

    24 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Iconic History [shan-huang.com] by Carnegie Mellon University interaction design student Shan Huang is as simple as it is beautifully revealing. The Chrome browser plugin resulted as an accidental discovery while developing a quite sophisticated 3D webpage bookshelf for a particular course work assignment. It fetches the according favicon for each URL that was visited, and compiles all icons into a huge tapestry, in a sequence that is identical to the historical access order. As each icon is still linked to the original URL, one is able to return to the original website. Via FastCoDesign.
  • LEGO Calendar: a Tangible Wall-Mounted Planner that Can be Digitized

    19 Mar 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The LEGO Calendar [vitaminsdesign.com], developed by design and invention studio Vitamins, is a wall-mounted time planner that simply can be photographed to create an online, digital counterpart. The calendar is big, visible, tactile and flexible, as it makes the most of the tangibility of physical objects, and the ubiquity of digital platforms. It also looks neat and tidy, while keeping a certain degree of anonimity, not revealing client names or project information by casual passers-by. See also: . 3D Infographic Maps Built with Lego . New York in Lego . Lego-Based Time Tracking . Fight…
  • HubCab: Mapping All Taxi Trips in New York during 2011

    18 Mar 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The densely populated yet beautiful HubCab [hubcab.org] by MIT Senseable Lab is an interactive map that captures the more than 170 million unique taxi trips that were made by around 13,500 taxi cabs within the City of New York in 2011. The map shows exactly how - and when - taxis picked up or dropped off individuals, hereby highlighting particular zones of condensed pickup and drop-off activities during specific times of day. The map lead to the development of the concept of "shareability networks", which allows for the efficient modeling and optimization of the trip-sharing opportunities.
  • CODE_n: Architectural-Scale Data Visualizations Shown at CeBit 2014

    17 Mar 2014 | 1:40 pm
    I guess that CODE_n [kramweisshaar.com], developed by design agency Kram/Weisshaar, is best appreciated when perceived in the flesh, that is at the Hannover Fairgrounds during CeBit 2014 in Hannover, Germany. CODE_n consists of more than 3.000 square meters (approx. 33,000 ft2) of ink-jet printed textile membranes, stretching more than 260 meters of floor-to-ceiling tera-pixel graphics. The 12.5 terapixel, 90-meter long wall-like canopy titled "Retrospective Trending", shows over 400 lexical frequency timelines ranging from the years 1800 to 2008, each generated using Google's Ngram tool. The…
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    Chris Wallace

  • Introducing the Worldview Theme: Beautiful Storytelling

    Chris Wallace
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    We’ve been hard at work on a new theme at UpThemes called Worldview. This theme is the result of months of hard work, tweaking and refining the design to pixel perfection. My goals for the Worldview theme were simple: 1. Make it easy to publish beautiful content. With Worldview, our main priority was to offer a theme that can truly stand out as a work of art without being packed with gaudy options and a bloated codebase. The beautiful typography and photography elements offer a sophisticated appearance that can enhance the impact of your posts and stories. 2. Make it easy to browse…
  • Rebooting

    Chris Wallace
    18 Dec 2013 | 2:31 pm
    So apparently my former hosting company decided to delete my hosting account without telling me. Fortunately, I had already migrated our important sites to a new host, but I did lose all the content from my personal site. I was sort of planning to refresh my blog anyway, so it appears to be serendipitous. Make sure to keep an eye on my blog, as I will be posting all sorts of nuggety tidbits of knowledge on running a design/dev shop, home automation, McKinney, Texas, the St. Louis Cardinals, and much more. Stay tuned, y’all! The post Rebooting appeared first on Chris Wallace.
 
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  • Movie, game, or advertising?

    chuck
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    It's difficult to say exactly what this work most reminds me of—it looks like a movie, it has the feel of a game, but I know it's an advertisement. Legendary Biru... Details about the spot... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Architects talk too much

    chuck
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:09 pm
    That is the reason Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham give for creating a presentation format dubbed "PechaKucha 20x20." It is explained on the Pechakucha website like this: "Give a microphone and some images to an architect—or most creative people for that matter—and they'll go on forever... PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images." On PechaKucha Nights, worldwide, creative people from all walk so life, gather to share their ideas in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.
  • There are more ways to a client's heart than through a portfolio

    chuck
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Travel and lifestyle photographer Jens Lennartsson understands the magic of putting a physical reminder of your work in the hands of your prospects. A look at the project... Unwrapping the finished piece... From My Modern Met: Photographer Self-Promotes by Mailing Out 400 Action Figures of Himself... Details about the process from Jens Lennartsson's website... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Photographer Vivian Maier and her secret life are back on the radar

    chuck
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    What I love most about Vivian Maier's photographs is that they were discovered after her death. Not that I, in any way, am glad she did not gain notoriety for them, but that such a large body of work, was kept a secret from the world. That, you could say, is the true definition of artistry—that its creator was so wrapped up in it, that they didn't seem to have the need or desire to share it with others. Vivian Maier first appeared on my radar in 2011. Recently a film about her work premiered—and I can't wait to see it. Finding Vivian Maier trailer... The film's website... The…
  • Design Briefing 178: Sound off...

    chuck
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Have thoughts about Design Briefing 178? Here's the place to share—just preface your comment with the subject of the post.
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    ABCD Design | Design . Food . Flowers . Home | Lifestyle Blog

  • {Cookie Recipe} Honey-Nut Lemon and Spice Bars

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    A few weeks ago the Mr traveled to London for work. To keep me company during a long week with my husband away, our friend’s invited Tauren Poodle and I to their house for dinner. I suggested that I bring homemade cookies for dessert. I whipped up the Nestle’s Toll House Cookie Recipe, only I baked them in bar form.When I was through, I felt like I was still in cookie baking mode so I decided to try out a new to me recipe from the Tassajara Bread Book. As you know, it’s one of my favorite bakery books because they use whole grains and easier for your body to process natural…
  • A Photo Shoot at The Country House {ABCD Guest-Hostess on #DesignLux}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Good morning folks! Wow, what a crazy fun week this has been. It started out with a trip to the City on Sunday evening. I woke up early on Monday and went to the NYC wholesale flower market where I picked up all of my very favorite blooms. I got peach color French Tulips, big and fat long-stem variegated orange and yellow French Tulips, Creme de la Creme Roses, David Austin Juliet Roses, and pinky-yellow Hypericum Berries. I met up with a dear, long-time friend on Monday afternoon and returned to the Country for a fun photo shoot.So as you can see, I have transformed my look enough that my…
  • High/Low Interior Design, New York Doesn’t Love You, What is Normcore?

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:59 am
    I have spent a fair amount of time clicking through and reading articles of interest from my various social media streams this week. I’m not sure if you are interested, but I thought I’d share with you a new book that I added to my wish list, an essay about New York City that resonated with me, and a newly coined trend du jour that makes me feel pretty good about the fact that I wear clogs with just about everything. (Who knew I was trendsetting by embracing something that isn’t considered fashionable?! *wink*) So, here it goes…“Though Café Society clients could…
  • Whole Wheat Pancakes {Recipe}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    I was half way through writing my post about garden planters and outdoor furniture on Monday when I had the overwhelming desire for pancakes. Whole wheat pancakes – to be exact. My brain kept repeating the same mantra: pancakes, pancakes, pancakes, P-A-N-C-A-K-E-S-!- So eventually I gave in, stopped what I was doing and resolved to finishing my post on Tuesday. I hurried into the kitchen and got out the measuring cups, a few bowls and the whole wheat flour. It was the second time in a week that a recipe I was making called for Buttermilk. I never have it in the fridge, ever. Heck,…
  • Garden Furniture & Outdoor Planters {Spring Arrived}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
    The calendar officially says it is Spring. The weather however – well, that is another story. Last year at this time we had 10 inches of fresh white snow on the ground, we had just wrapped up the New England Home photo shoot at our house, and I was busy scheming my outdoor furniture plans on the blog. Looking back at my posts, I can hardly believe how much warmer it was last year at this time. The late Winter snow melted off so quickly that my daffodils were popping through the dirt and blooming in early April! Right now I’m staring at 18″ of old frozen snow on the ground.
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    Bits or pieces?

  • The wow of mapping

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    So far, I've covered then ten good of mapping - namely focus on user needs, coping with change, effective management of complex environments and contracts, better scenario planning and strategic gameplay, improvements in communication and risk management and the ability to identify opportunities from system level to policy - along with the three Amazing aspects of mapping of better situational awareness (correlated with market cap growth) & organisational learning, initiation of potentially more effective organisational structures and heightened ability to anticipate change.The above…
  • The three amazing bits about mapping

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    In the previous post I covered the ten good bits about mapping - namely user needs, coping with change, effective management of complex environments and contracts, better scenario planning and strategic gameplay, improvements in communication and risk management and the ability to identify opportunities from system level to policy. It's not a bad list and I have examples of all.However, now I want to discuss the three amazing things about mapping.1) Situational Awareness & Organisational learningIt turns out that mapping is incredibly useful for organisational learning particularly…
  • Ten good, three amazing and one wow of mapping.

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    There has been a number of posts on mapping recently, most notably on 'Mapping the way to a strategy' by James Findlay (CIO of HS2) and 'Revolutionising Digital Public Service Delivery' by Judge's Business School in Cambridge.Mapping is a large and sometimes complex subject and you'll find ample information on this blog. A good place to start is here. However, in the next three posts, I'm not going to cover how to map, nor the basics of value chains and evolution. Instead I want to talk about the conclusions of mapping - ten good, three amazing and one absolute wow. The…
  • 'The best summary post that you've done' ... on mapping.

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    Things appear and diffuse in society through diffusion curves of ever maturing versions of the act. Product A1 leads to a better Product A2 and so on, until it finally becomes more of a commodity (or utility if suitable). These diffusion curves follow a s-curve shape and have an exponential component.However, many of the curves (A1 to A5) tend to be related to products leading us to a misperception that since the time for products is long then the time to convert to utility will be equally long. This creates a period of overlapping conflict between the product view of the world and the…
  • Why Map?

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    In comparison to box and wire diagrams (IT system diagrams, business process maps etc) then ...
 
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    House Enthusiast

  • My new book: Call for submissions

    Katie Hutchison
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Happily, today, I begin a new endeavor, and I need your help. I'm looking to collect submissions for a book I'm writing for the Taunton Press about today's small houses. The book will feature houses that are 1500 square feet or less and serve as primary residences for their homeowners. (Plus, there will be a few bonus small retreats.) I'm hoping to find creatively designed small houses in a variety of U.S. locations: on the beach, in a rural setting, within a village, in town, and downtown in a city. Featured houses will primarily be newly constructed, but a few might be fresh…
  • Book recommendation: At Home in New England: Royal Barry Wills Architects 1925 to Present

    Katie Hutchison
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:51 am
    cover image courtesy of amazon.comI think I should probably change the name of this category to "Reading wish list", since, once again, I'm going to comment on a book I haven't yet held or read. I was late to learn of Royal Barry Wills, a New England architect who launched his practice in 1925 and went on to win the National Gold Medal for a small-house design in Herbert Hoover's 1932 National Better Homes Competition. In his heyday, Wills penned several well-received books including Houses for Good Living, Better Houses for Budgeteers, and Living on the Level: One-Story…
  • Design snapshot: Tale of two garage doors

    Katie Hutchison
    12 Mar 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Rarely will you find a better side-by-side garage-door comparison than the one contained on this simple two-stall garage. The left-hand door befits a typical suburban home, and the right-hand door a more rural outbuilding. Hard to know how these two doors came to be side by side, but I suspect that both openings once sported doors like those in the right-hand opening, but that the door in the left-hand opening was ultimately replaced with an updated overhead door for ease of use.  It will come as no surprise to fellow House Enthusiasts, that in the case of informal, more rural, or more…
  • Design snapshot: Grounding exterior stairs

    Katie Hutchison
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:44 pm
    At first, I was a bit surprised to discover this image from my Houzz page finding its way into Houzzers ideabooks with great frequency. Then I began to see that perhaps the very feature we had considered a design liability was actually a design asset. We originally designed this studio over a garage to have a single entrance via the French door in the shed dormer at the top of the rear stairs that climb from the deck. In an effort to make the stairs more integral to the building, we specified that the stair stringer walls be clad in cedar shingles to match the building's exterior…
  • Q: What does the architect say? A: Program

    Katie Hutchison
    9 Feb 2014 | 5:06 pm
    For a home design to be successful, it must first satisfy a homeowner's program, which is the design's spatial criteria. The program often takes the form of a list, describing each desired room/use, the approximate amount of square footage assigned to each, and the relationship of each to other rooms/uses, environmental forces (like sun and breezes), and/or the site. Think of the program as the building blocks of your home design -- whether your home will be new construction or a renovation/addition. Your program will be unique to you. It should reflect how you would like to experience…
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    JUST™ Creative

  • A Beginner’s Guide to UX & UI Design

    Jacob Cass
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    This article has been contributed by Saha William. User experience (UX) is the end result of User Interface design (UI)… If that’s what you wanted to hear, there you have it. Take it and leave it! However, if you landed on this post with a resolve to understand what UX and UI design truly mean and what makes them apart, then read on as I will gladly unfold the mystery before you in as plain English as possible. So, are you with me? Good! First of all, I’d like to purge the wrong misconception, which most people have in their mind about UX and UI, that the two terms are same…
  • Top 10 E-mail Etiquette Tips During Your Career Search

    Jacob Cass
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    This article has been contributed by Jeffrey. Currently, for the past several years, email communication has proven an effective solution for many purposes. It saves money, time and allows you to find what you want without intermediaries. For this reason, having the company data to which you wish to apply for a job can be very useful. This may help you get a job in no time. There are still many people who believe that it is preferable to deliver their curriculum in person because they think that email is not an effective channel. Social networks are proving to be one of the most effective…
  • The Secret Process of Writing Magnetic Design Briefs

    Jacob Cass
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:17 pm
    *This is a contributed article by Leslie Anglesey. Writing magnetic and effective design briefs is the difference between a successful project and one that stays in the construction phase way past schedule. Your brief needs to clearly and precisely provide the designer with the information they need to do their job. In this article we’ll go over a process you can follow to write a great design brief. It takes practice of course, like everything else. But, once you get the hang of it your jobs becomes that much more efficient. Step #1: Company Profile Synopsis Just break it down so that…
  • Brand Basics: The Importance of Having a Brand Platform

    Jacob Cass
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:11 pm
    This article has been contributed by Andy. Some business owners overlook the importance of a brand. They think that because they don’t manufacture a unique, ground breaking product, they can’t be considered a “brand”. Any business out there can be a brand though – right through from massive names like Coca Cola and Nike, to Wholefoods and Tesco. To put this in perspective, the majority of the items sold by Wholefoods and Tesco are purchased from other companies and brands, but those two supermarkets are still brands within their own right. Your business can be its very own brand too…
  • 16 Great Websites with Unique & Unusual Navigation

    JohnWalker
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:56 am
    This article has been contributed by Alex Bulat. Navigation is an essential component of any website. Comfortable, user-friendly and straightforward to use, navigation creates necessary conditions for every visitor to find what he/she is looking for. In this round-up we’d like to show you number of websites with unique and unusual navigation methods. Diesel On this website the navigation within each category is created in a very unique manner. When clicking each bucket, it zooms a bit, while the area around get blurry. What’s more when you are in the single product view, at the bottom of…
 
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  • Hello! BogaBag store is open!

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:38 am
    I sell unique leather bags and wallets. I design and make myself all of my model. Take a look at my new store: http://bogabag.supermarkethq.com Zsuzsa
  • New Jewelry Collection ’ Dream On ’

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    We will soon launch the latest jewelry collection Dream On, please come back and visit my shop soon. Thanks people.
  • What’s Super this Week!

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Treehouse by Colectivo da Rainhat Spring Splash Throw Pillow by Ebi Emporium Flowers by Lineanongrata Spring Home Decor Photo Set by Bree Madden Photography
  • Treasure Box from reclaimed Oak

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Store your treasures in this box made of reclaimed oak, from a University of Pennsylvania Library. It is ebonized and finished with 100% Tung oil. We have decoupaged botanical illustrations from 1885 on the inside of the lid. Inner tray is removable. MEASUREMENTS: Inches: 7" tall by 9" deep by 8.75" wide Metric: 17.8 cm tall by 22.8 cm deep by 22.2 cm wide MADE IN USA Instagram @pegandawl Twitter @pegandawl Facebook: www.facebook.com/PegandAwl
  • Pizza T-shirts for the whole family!

    31 Mar 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Introducing the Pizza T-shirt! My original design, hand painted, then hand printed onto incredibly soft American Apparel tees. Totally made in the USA! Available in the following sizes: Women’s Men’s Kid’s <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Make sure to follow me on Instagram for process photos, & glimpses into my world. You can also find me on Facebook, where I often post about new products &…
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    Design You Trust

  • Can success save your life?

    tilim
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    Does people judge you by the way you look even in a emergency situation? This experiment put it to the test. Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
  • Abstract Photography by Jacob Fellander

    antonliberant
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Jacob Felländer is known for his collections of large scale abstract photographs of cityscapes and landscapes captured from around the world. Born in Stockholm in 1974, Felländer studied fine art photography and graphic design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and at San Diego State University. via Photographist. Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
  • Custom Made Business Cards | Four Tips to Design Your Ideal Business Card

    MediaNovak.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Everything on your business card makes a statement about who you are and what it’s like to do business with you. Are you easily reachable? Are their several ways to contact you? What kind of colors did you use and what can they say about you or your product or service? Are they loud and bold or soft and more set aside? Does your business card appear and feel proficient and communicate the right image? Not only is it a successful advertisement method and one of the most important networking and lead-generating tools, it is also a visual illustration of you and your business. That is why a…
  • Fashion Photography by Mark Sacro

    antonliberant
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Mark Sacro is an established celebrity, commercial, and fashion photographer based in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Driven and self-taught, he landed his hands on his first professional camera in early 2007 and began shooting landscape while practicing portraiture on family and friends. via Photographist. Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
  • Dog Portraits by Ralph Hargarten

    sergeyursu
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    German photographer Ralph Hargarten is the author of a series of photographs, in which dog face expressions are very similar to human emotions. The black background emphasizes every dog’s personality. See more on weezbo.com Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
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    Cherryflava.com | Trends and Innovation

  • How to make a sick mountain biking video

    cherryflava
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm
    You’ve always wondered how to inject sickness into a video – here’s how. The post How to make a sick mountain biking video appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
  • We’re in a state of Present Shock

    cherryflava
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    The world is in a state of Present Shock, so says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. And having devoured his book Life Inc. a couple of years ago, this is one guy that makes sense of the present state of the world and is well worth the attention you need to pay to absorb these pearls of wisdom. Do you feel that you’re living in a world of shock? It’s perhaps only when we step back that we see just how crazy our present has become.     The post We’re in a state of Present Shock appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
  • Should the use of Photoshop in advertising be regulated?

    cherryflava
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Is it okay that Kim Kardashian’s thighs get Photoshopped and sculpted to perfection when her image is used to sell a pair of running shoes? We’re told all the time that ‘society has wised up to the tricks of marketers’ and ‘believability of advertising is at an all time low’ – so why then is the US looking at the ‘Truth in Advertising’ act to try curb the overuse of Photoshop in the American media, which is supposedly the cause of an epidemic of eating disorders and body image problems in the youth. According to the Time.com report:…
  • Bags made from old rugby jerseys

    cherryflava
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Wouldn’t you just love a sports bag that was once the jersey worn by Joel Stransky at the 1995 Rugby World Cup? Well 1Bag1Match is a French company that makes handmade bags from old sports shirts. For the true fans hopefully you can buy a bag made from a jersey that got just a ‘light wash’ after the game. Great idea for those who love fashion and scrums.   via The post Bags made from old rugby jerseys appeared first on Cherryflava.com.
  • Six easy steps to becoming an online copywriting whizz

    cherryflava
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Online copywriting is fast becoming one of the most important skills to master in the modern marketer’s arsenal. Whether it’s getting the most out of your personal blog, molding yourself as a professional content marketer or simply knowing how to maximize the potential that digital platforms offer your business, the GetSmarter Online Copywriting short course is a comprehensive qualification that’s an invaluable leg up in this discipline. Co-ordinated by Jonathan Cherry this is a six week course that cover everything from best practices and techniques, social media and…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • Empty Annual On Sale

    Andrew
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We’re pleased to announce that the Empty Magazine Annual is now on-sale. We have new, way cheaper, shipping rates. Free for Australian orders, and just $5 for International orders. So grab yourself a copy and be inspired by some very talented artists.
  • Julien Mauve

    Andrew
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Enjoy the dark and brooding photography of Julien Mauve.
  • Dan Witz – NY HARDCORE

    Matt
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Dan Witz has a new solo exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York called NY HARDCORE open until May 3.
  • Rone

    Andrew
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Melbourne based artist Rone has produced what may well be the biggest mural ever in Australia. It’s at 80 Collins St in Melbourne and looks great.
  • Monument Valley

    Andrew
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Ustwo have just released Monument Valley, the most beautiful gaming App I’ve personally ever played. Definitely worth the few dollars for a download.
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    Color + Design Blog by COLOURlovers / Feed

  • Shine Bright Like a Diamond: Glittering Wedding Inspiration

    lover.ly
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There's nothing more striking than a diamond sparkling on the hand of a woman in love. That's why we think diamonds make the perfect starting point for a romantic wedding in any season! Browse below to get tons of glittering, shimmery diamond-inspired wedding ideas. Photo by: Ciara Richardson on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly Photo by: Feather and Stone on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly Photo by: Mark Williams Studio on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly Photo by: Carrie Wildes Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly Photo by: Jez Dickson on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly Photo by: Katie…
  • Easter is Almost Here!

    sarahdoczy
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Easter is almost here and with it comes family, flowers, colored eggs, and candy! Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it is also a sign that Spring is on it's way and warmer days are ahead. With Creative Market's new Photo's category, we have seen a lot of really cute images appear just in time for Peter Cotton Tail. Chocolate Easter Eggs in White Cup by Wiktory   Easter bunny on a bench by Starburst   Easter egg and cheese appetizer with butterfly crackers by Wiktory   Chocolate Easter eggs in white cup by Wiktory Hipster Eggs in…
  • Waves of Watermelon: Fruity Wedding Inspiration

    lover.ly
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    What's better on a hot summer day than a slice of juicy watermelon? Pretty much nothing. If you're planning a hot-weather wedding, consider using this delicious fruit to inspire your wedding menu, decor and so much more! Photo by: Aislinn Kate Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly Photo by: Lindsey Gomes on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly Photo by: Faith Teasley Photography on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly Photo by: Nine Photography on Nine Photography via Lover.ly Photo by: Danielle Capito Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly Photo by:…
  • Betabrand Leggings Contest Update

    sarahdoczy
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    Hi everyone! Just a quick update regarding the Betabrand Leggings Contest!  The crowdfunding was scheduled to begin yestereday, but Betabrand needs a bit more time to make sure everything is perfect for the launch of this exciting next step.  You can look forward to the crowdfunding to begin on April 29th, and it will last for 30 days!
  • Humans and their Relationship with Color

    sarahdoczy
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Humans have a very deep relationship with color, both on an emotional level and cultural level. Emotionally speaking, we think of "cool blues" and "warm yellows". Colors can either make us feel peaceful, or energized. Culturally speaking, for example, purple is a sign of royalty, and the bright colors of spices are often used in Indian food. Understanding the meaning of the different colors is very important in all design. People who use color in advertising and logos go to great lengths to consider the psychology of the colors behind what they are creating.   Let's take a closer look at…
 
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    NOTCOT

  • Vertty: Geometric Beach Towels

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Growing up and living by the beach, my cars are never without a beach towel and flip flops. You never know when the mood might strike you! So i’ve been super intrigued by these Vertty Beach Towels since they surfaced on NOTCOT.org. Vertty just sent over a bright orange one today ~ and first impressions: awesome packaging, lightweight (1.5 lbs) , and love the unusual geometric shape with popping colors! They are “Dreamed in Australia, Born in Portugal” and handmade and eco friendly. It’s a thin 90% cotton with a terry cloth like feel that is quite nice to lay on and…
  • Mercedes-AMG G63

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen aka cross country vehicle) is a design icon in its own right. Love it or hate it, that shape is unmistakeable, and has definitely has quite a history. It even has a fascinating Wikipedia page - apparently it was originally created as a military vehicle in the early 70s and the first civilian version emerged in 1979. And it’s the “longest produced Mercedes-Benz in Daimler’s history, with a span of 32 years. Only the UNIMOG beats it.” Amazing right? And unlike most other vehicles, the general body shape and style has…
  • Sexercize: Transforming the Maserati Ghibli

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    When first approached about Kylie Minogue’s Sexercize, I was skeptical at best… as I learned about the special music video by Roman Coppola, Chandelier Creative, and Maserati… my curiosity got piqued. At first glance, this bizarre retro car porn of a film is just that… until you see the original it’s an homage to - the ‘65 piece ‘Kustom Kar Kommandos’ by Kenneth Anger… and to peel back the layers even further, Chandelier Creative and Maserati further indulged my curiosity with a loaner Maserati Ghibli S Q4 and a behind the scenes peek at…
  • 72U & NOTlabs: Social Impact Project

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In continuing this year’s trend of trying new things ~ for the last two weeks Shawn and I led a workshop with the 72U Winter Session 2014 class to create a Social Impact Project to make people smile. 72U is a special project inside global ad agency, 72andSunny, which takes place right in the middle of all the action in their Playa Vista office, which is housed in the old offices of Howard Hughes. Self-described as “an intensive one-of-a-kind learning experience designed to open people up to new ways of thinking, collaborating, and tackling modern communication problems,” 72U…
  • JBL J46BT Bluetooth Headphones

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    JBL was kind enough to surprise me with some JBL J46BT Bluetooth Headphones. I’ve been curious about Bluetooth earbuds for some time, but this is the first time test driving some in real life… perfect for workouts, running around the house/yard/after the dog untethered, and probably for airplanes so i don’t trip over the cord when getting in and out of the seat! First impressions ~ sound quality isn’t the greatest, it certainly lacks range. BUT i’m fascinated by some of their design details - especially the way it charges with a little clip to two contacts to the…
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • open call for italian pavilion at venice architecture biennale extended!

    andrea chin I designboom
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    curator cino zucchi is inviting artists, designers, students, videographers (everyone!) to submit videos that communicate their notions of what the 'italian landscape' is through moving images that interpret places of collective life in italy. call-for-entries have now been extended until may 4th!The post open call for italian pavilion at venice architecture biennale extended! appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • DJ stout of pentagram at design indaba 2014

    andy butler I designboom
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    the pentagram partner DJ stout gave a presentation on where he’s from - texas.The post DJ stout of pentagram at design indaba 2014 appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • yamazaki kentaro envisions house in kashiwa as a container for living

    philip stevens I designboom
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    the dwelling is composed of four two-storey boxes organized around a central communal volume that connects the home. The post yamazaki kentaro envisions house in kashiwa as a container for living appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • desiderabilia: 3D printed desirable objects by 25 international designers

    rodrigo caula I designboom
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    the installation features work by designers such as formafantasma, philippe malouin, mischer'traxler and anton alvarez.The post desiderabilia: 3D printed desirable objects by 25 international designers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • urbanscreen projects 320 degree licht within the gasometer oberhausen

    nina azzarello I designboom
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    visitors to the exhibition experience the interplay between tangible and virtual space, where the towering gas container seems to dissolve into itself.The post urbanscreen projects 320 degree licht within the gasometer oberhausen appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Mooning Over Miami II: The Fonts

    Becky
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:26 pm
    You read that right, by “The Fonts,” I am not coming up with some Kardashian-esque shortening for The Fontainebleau Hotel. Nope, I’m talking fonts. So I promised you some more fun snapshots from Miami. Clearly I’m not much of a photographer, but between the light, the architecture and, ahem, Instagram filters, it’s kind of hard to take an ugly shot there. Though it seems it is hard to take a shot from across the street without capturing a Ryder truck or road construction barrels and tractors. One of my favorite things about Miami is the fun take on art deco…
  • Bringing Modern Style To Your Outdoor Space

    Becky
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:04 am
    I know some of you poor readers were recently blanketed with even more snow, but it is time to start planning for spring and summer and perking up your outdoor spaces. Since so many of you prefer modern and contemporary styles, here are some easy ways to bring a more modern aesthetic to your outdoor rooms. Box it in. Square and rectangular planters and benches area an easy way to add clean lines to your patio or porch. Mixing in plants clipped plants with those in their natural forms helps emphasize them as well. Shop modern outdoor accessories Add bright bold modern furniture. You can mix…
  • Mooning Over Miami

    Becky
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:17 pm
    If you are one of the few who follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed a few Miami pictures showing up in our feed this month. Before, all I ever knew of this city was terrible experiences at the airport en route to places further south, Crockett and Tubbs, and, of course, this: I’m so glad I got past the pushed-up suit sleeves, Real Housewives from hell and David Caruso stereotypes. What a gorgeous city Miami is. We stayed in South Beach at this small-ish swanky joint, The Gale, and were surrounded by fun vintage photos in our room and crisp, shall we say “space-saving”…
  • Last Day to Save on Pablo, Kartell and Vitra

    DesignPublic.com
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that if you’ve been considering purchasing from Pablo, Kartell or Vitra, today is the day to pull the trigger. The sale ends at midnight. Warning: The following items and savings may tempt you …. The Vitra New Panton Chair, down to $263.50 from $310. This contemporary classic adds a sleek touch to an eclectic mix, fits in seamlessly with super-modern rooms and slides its way right under a rustic reclaimed wood dining table. It’s glam at a dressing table and perks up a desk. The Kartell Bubble Club Armchair slashed down to $612 from…
  • Danish Design Store Is Having a Sale

    DesignPublic.com
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    Pssst… our sister store, Danish Design Store, is having a sale: If you’ve been eyeing a modern icon like Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair (they come in all sorts of fun colors in addition to various woods and finishes), a PH Snowball Pendant by Louis Poulsen, or perhaps a Finn Juhl Nyhavn Table with Tray Unit … now is the time. The store has an amazing selection of Danish classics and new designs, so be sure to stop by. On top of the 15% off, there is also free shipping.* The sale is only running from March 6 to March 18th 2014. Shopping pieces that grace so many of the…
 
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  • Rock Band Icons

    Camille
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    Focus sur le studio de design Tata&Friends qui a réalisé ces illustrations et ces icônes de groupes de rock les plus célèbres. Une série d’affiches avec des noms telles que Radiohead ou Rolling Stones sur des graphismes simples sur fond jaune. Une manière originale de deviner les différents groupes en fonction des pictogrammes.
  • Moving Through New York Timelapse

    Donnia
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:33 am
    Geoff Tompkinson, un réalisateur anglais spécialiste du timelapse, a fait un timelapse de son séjour à New York City. On y découvre la ville de jour comme de nuit, en accéléré, dans ses parcs et au-dessus de ses grattes-ciel, sur une très jolie musique. La vidéo est à découvrir dans la suite de l’article.
  • The Dark Side of The Covers

    Donnia
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Le créatif Harvezt a fait la série « The Dark Side of The Covers » dans laquelle il imagine l’envers du décor de certaines pochettes d’album assez cultes. On voit donc les fesses du bébé dans la piscine sur la pochette de Nirvana ou encore l’agent de circulation qui permet au Beatles de marcher sur le passage piétons.
  • Underwater Photo Contest 2014 Winners

    Donnia
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Le site Underwater Photography a annoncé les gagnants de l’édition 2014 du concours Underwater Photography dans différentes catégories : Wide Angle/Natural Light, Temperate Waters, Macro Nudibranchia, Wide Angle Marine Life, Topside, Wide Angle Divers, Over/Under, Fashion, Wide Angle Wrecks. 2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest winners, Wide angle close focus category, 1st place. Photo by Helmy Hashim 2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest winners, Wide angle/Natural light (no strobe) category, 2nd place. Photo by Ellen Cuylaerts 2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest…
  • Humans of the World

    Camille
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Ce magnifique projet réalisé par le designer Adrien Colombié, consiste à capturer l’empreinte digital de gens très différents dans divers endroits dans le monde. Le but étant de rassembler ces différentes empreintes, en rapport avec leur histoires dans différentes pièces, un livre, une oeuvre d’art.
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    TrendsNow

  • Martino Hamper

    Mr K (boss)
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Originale et décalée, clin d’oeil pour le « Martino Hamper », une étonnante création, à mi-chemin entre la chaise et le panier à linge, imaginée par le designer Brandon Washington. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & design by Brandon Washington … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Flight Intestine Sculpture

    Mr K (boss)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Encore une étonnante création qui nous vient de l’artiste britannique Chris LaBrooy avec « Flight Intestine », une drôle de sculpture d’un avion dont la partie avant se termine par un immense intestin jaune. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits & copyright Chris LaBrooy … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • The Maleny House

    Mr K (boss)
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    Offrant de vastes volumes et de nombreuses ouvertures sur l’extérieur, un très gros coup de coeur pour la splendide « Maleny House », une agréable villa sur pilotis construite face à la mer sur la côte australienne par le studio Bark Design Architects. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Manta Ray Duo

    Mr K (boss)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Créé par Zaha Hadid Architects pour l’éditeur Sawaya & Moroni, coup de projecteur sur la « Manta Ray Duo », une étonnante assise pour deux réalisée en fonte d’aluminium. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale The surface as a field of experimentation capable of generating volume is the source … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Fear and Surrender – Rorschach Inspired Patterns

    Mr K (boss)
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Inspirée des motifs que l’on peut voir dans les fameux tests de Rorschach, coup de projecteur sur « Fear and Surrender », une intéressante série de l’artiste brésilienne Tássia Bianchini qui mêle photographie, retouche et peinture pour un résultat visuel des plus intéressant. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits & copyright … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Make Collaboration Happen, a Virtual Seminar with EightShapes’ Dan Brown

    Adam Churchill
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Happy, productive teams may seem like a pipe dream to those who believe all designers are divas, project managers rush timelines, and bosses (or clients) expect the impossible. Dan Brown’s team at EightShapes has adopted behaviors, making their work transparent and effective. In Make Collaboration Happen, he’ll show you how he’s distilled these behaviors into a framework called the “4 Virtues of Collaboration.” You’ll want to attend this seminar if you Want to learn 6 different behaviors to become more collaborative on a daily basis Have to interact with…
  • Ahava Leibtag – Content: Messaging and Marketing

    Sean Carmichael
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    [ Transcript Available ] The goal of any site is to have great, compelling content. But what constitutes great content? How is the success of a blog post or a video measured? How can you be sure the time and effort put into crafting your content is providing an adequate return on investment? Ahava Leibtag believes that content is a conversation in a marketplace. In her virtual seminar, Designing Effective Content Marketing, Ahava discusses the challenges that organizations face when approaching content that not only dictates the user experience but also influences the bottom line. The…
  • Whitney Quesenbery and Lainey Feingold – Structured Negotiations

    Sean Carmichael
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    [ Transcript Available ] If you work in user experience or accessibility, you probably spend part of your time on advocacy–making the case for a new design idea or a new way of working. Lawsuits are the ultimate way to get two sides to come to an agreement, but it’s also an extremely confrontational style of advocacy. A more collaborative process might be a better way to reach your goal with an agreement that is a win for everyone. Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer with an extraordinary record of landmark cases, including settlements with some big companies that have made…
  • Designing Infographics & Data Visualizations

    Adam Churchill
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am
    Do you know what story you’re trying to tell with that data? And secondarily, how do you create a visualization that effectively communicates that story? Find out if you’re on the right track with Noah Iliinsky. In our next virtual seminar, Designing Infographics & Data Visualizations, he’ll help you identify the information needs of your audience, figure out the right story, and showcase it through user-friendly designs tailored to your audience. Draw from the science of cognitive perception to make design decisions based on user behavior. You’ll learn how to…
  • Sarah Horton and Larry Goldberg – Discussing CVAA

    Sean Carmichael
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    [ Transcript Available ] If you work in media broadcasting or telecommunications you have probably heard of the U.S. legislation called CVAA, shorthand for the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. This law, signed by President Obama in October 2010, seeks to ensure that accessibility requirements keep pace with advances in communication technologies. Like most legal documents, CVAA is difficult to decipher. It’s difficult to extract the key points and determine what actions we need to take. Lucky for us, Larry Goldberg is here to help. Larry was co-chair of the Video…
 
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    FlowingData

  • Where nobody lives

    Nathan Yau
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    We've seen the map of where everyone lives. Now here's the reverse of that by Nik Freeman: where nobody lives in the United States. A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied. See also Stephen Von Worley's map from a couple years ago, which shows…
  • A principal component analysis step-by-step

    Nathan Yau
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Sebastian Raschka offers a step-by-step tutorial for a principal component analysis in Python. The main purposes of a principal component analysis are the analysis of data to identify patterns and finding patterns to reduce the dimensions of the dataset with minimal loss of information. Here, our desired outcome of the principal component analysis is to project a feature space (our dataset consisting of n x d-dimensional samples) onto a smaller subspace that represents our data "well". A possible application would be a pattern classification task, where we want to reduce the computational…
  • Analysis of Bob Ross paintings

    Nathan Yau
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    As a lesson on conditional probability for himself, Walt Hickey watched 403 episodes of "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross, tagged them with keywords on what Ross painted, and examined Ross's tendencies. I analyzed the data to find out exactly what Ross, who died in 1995, painted for more than a decade on TV. The top-line results are to be expected — wouldn't you know, he did paint a bunch of mountains, trees and lakes! — but then I put some numbers to Ross's classic figures of speech. He didn't paint oaks or spruces, he painted "happy trees." He favored "almighty mountains" to…
  • Weird stacked area map thing

    Nathan Yau
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    This chart-map-looking thing from Nightly News is making the rounds, and it's not good. I'm opening the comments below for critique so that you can release your angst. Signed copy of Data Points goes to a randomly selected commenter the end of this week. Have at it.
  • Mapping a century of earthquakes

    Nathan Yau
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earthquakes are in the news a lot lately. A quick search shows a 7.6 off the coast of the Solomon Islands, a 6.6 in Nicaragua, and a 7.1 off the southwest coast of Papua New Guinea, and this was just last week. Not good news at all, but just how common are these earthquakes? Can we look back farther? Yes. In addition to a real-time feed of earthquakes, the United States Geological Survey maintains an ever growing archive of earthquakes detected around the world, and they make it easy to query and download. The map above shows the past century of known earthquakes with a magnitude of at least…
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Fictional Brand Products

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Apple iMilk What if Apple sold milk, if Nike sold oranges or if Prada sold flour? The Museum of Crafts and Design in San Francisco is showing the exhibition "Wheat is Wheat is Wheat" that explores the imaginary relation between everyday products and iconic luxury brands. Nike oranges Prada Flour Dolce Gabbana biscuits Louis Vuitton salami The exhibition is created by Peddy Mergui. It runs from April 12 through June 15. Related: Marti Guixe's food design project. • Wheat is Wheat is What at SFMCD
  • 3D Printed Selfies

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    Turn yourself into a figurine at the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD Museum) in New York. The exhibition "Out of Hand" invites museum goers to get 3D scanned and printed as small figurines that can be purchased online for 30$. "Out of Hand" explores the relation between digital fabrication and creativity. The figurines are printed and sold by Shapeways (it looks like Woody Allen and Soon Yi also got 3D'd at the exhibition). Related: The video Breaking the Mold features a similar 3D installation at Brighton Digital Festival 2013. • www.madmuseum.org/exhibition/out-hand
  • The Walk-in Cookbook

    2 Feb 2014 | 8:05 am
    The Walk-in Cookbook is a food store located in Park Slope, Brooklyn that offers pre-portioned ingredients for recipes to cook at home. 40% of all food in America goes to waste, and the mission of the Walk in Cookbook is to help reduce food waste by modernizing the grocery store offering. It works like this: 1) Select your meal from a range of recipes. 2) Pick up all the essential elements needed for your dish. 3) Cook your meal at home. Related: The Kochhaus in Berlin. • www.walkincookbook.com
  • Design and Violence

    23 Nov 2013 | 8:41 am
    Our favorite design curator Paola Antonelli of MoMA talks about the curatorial project Design and Violence. Design and Violence is a curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society. Pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work, MoMA intend to present case studies that will spark discussion and bring the ambiguous relationship between design and violence to center stage. Watch Paola's talk at the Eyeo festival in Minneapolis. A few examples from her presentation: Drone Shadow: James Bridle. Investigation into the shadow of the…
  • Financial Embroideries

    3 Nov 2013 | 7:00 am
    Financial graphs embroidered on parchment paper by Danish artist Sisse Hoffmann. Spotted at The Danish Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2013. Title: Finansielle Sysler (Financial Pursuits) Related: Louisa Bufardeci's "Machine Embroideries" • www.sissehoffmann.dk
 
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    PingMag : Art, Design, Life - from Japan

  • Yuki Kageyama: Exploring Japan’s Secret Hideouts for Grown-Ups

    William Andrews
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    A base or a hideout. Well, whatever you called it — you can bet that you had one as a kid. But it’s not just about larking around when young. Hideouts can also be hubs for alternate ways of living, a refuge and a means of returning to a more innocent childhood world. Hideouts are necessary spaces in everyday life and function like an abode. Since we are thinking about all things related to Japanese homes at the moment, when we heard about a new book by Yuki Kageyama called “Secret Hideouts for Grown-Ups”, we were intrigued to say the least. It introduces a range of…
  • Sonya Park: Design that starts from individual sensibilities

    Tom Vincent
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    PingMag has been looking at how Hobonichi went about re-designing and launching its population planner for the global market. In many ways translating the original Hobonichi Techo into something accessible worldwide seems a daunting task. But on the other hand, as creative director and stylist Sonya Park says, Japan is full of things that could potentially be worldwide hits if only the national language was English. Sonya was charged with re-inventing the Hobonichi Planner as an English product. Born in Korea and growing up in Hawaii, her 20-some years in Japan put her in a unique position to…
  • PingCars Vol.10: eCOM-8 and the Hidden Potential of Slow Mobility

    Shogo Jimbo
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    This might make bus designers angry but we tend to think of buses as looking mostly the same. With the notable exceptions of London’s famous double-deckers and theme park buses like you see at Disneyland, we don’t tend to remember the buses we see every day on Tokyo’s roads. But then we encountered this bus and everything changed. The eCOM-8 is an electric bus that ferries passengers along the historical streets of Kiryu City in Gunma Prefecture. Oh, and it’s got eight wheels. We spoke to the eCOM-8 designer Masahiro Munemura of Think Together to find out more.
  • Japanese Homes and Pop Idols? PingMag went to learn about idol rock band TOKIO’s popular TV show “The! Tetsuwan! DASH!!”

    Tom Vincent
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    When we decided to make a book about the Japanese home, we knew we wanted to talk to all sorts of different people. Architects, historians, real estate agents, home owners, developers, designers, craftsmen… trendy pop idols? Yes, that’s right, pop idols. In 1994, one of Japan’s biggest talent agencies, Johnny & Associates, announced a new boy idol rock band, TOKIO. About a year later, so the members could get used to presenting on TV, they were given a late night slot with a new variety show “The! Tetsuwan! DASH!!”. Little did anyone think at that time that the show would…
  • Escape the Room, Manga-Style

    bookish(manganight)
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:35 am
    Anyone who has ever read a manga has fantasized about entering the world of comic books. Here’s an event that made these dreams of book and manga-lovers a reality: Shosen Real Game Book Series Vol.1, Escape the Manga Labyrinth! This is a real-life version of the “escape the room”-style video games in which players navigate with a game book in one hand, exploring the bookstore and treading the border between the actual world and the manga world. The game is being held at Shosen Book Tower, close to Akihabara Station. The game runs until June 1st. To participate, you first of…
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    trendwatching.com

  • May 2014 Africa Trend Bulletin | SEED FUN

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Celebrating new, bold and empowering demographics in sub-Saharan Africa. Read New African Narratives »
  • April 2014 Trend Briefing | INTERNET OF CARING THINGS

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Time to think beyond the 'Internet of Things'. Consumers are embracing a network of connected objects that actively care for their physical and mental wellbeing, homes, loved ones and more. Learn more about the forces driving this trend, and see how CARING objects fall into one of five categories – HEALTHY THINGS, MINDFUL THINGS, SAFETY THINGS, SECURITY THINGS and FAMILY THINGS... Read INTERNET OF CARING THINGS »
  • March 2014 South & Central America Trend Bulletin | EMPATHETIC PRICING

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In 2014, South & Central American consumers are refusing to face daily pain points alone. Instead, they’re turning to brands that provide relief in the form of flexible (& imaginative) pricing and discounts. Check out the 'painkillers' from Coffee Lab, PlayArte, Coca-Cola Chile, Opticolor and more. Read EMPATHETIC PRICING » Read in other languages: Português Español
  • March 2014 Asia Trend Bulletin | HIP HERBALS

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    One way to aid increasingly busy, stressful (and toxic) lifestyles in Asia's cities? A rediscovery (and 2014 reimagining) of traditional herbal products and practices to promote health, wellness and balance. Featuring Herborist, Hyatt on the Bund, Habu and more. Read HIP HERBALS »
  • March 2014 Africa Trend Bulletin | SEED FUN

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Driven by ability, curiosity or necessity, Africans are busy inventing and reinventing almost everything. Organizations that fuel this endless rush towards – and participate in – SEED FUN will attract love and attention from all consumers, not just the individuals and startups they help. Read SEED FUN »
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    Innovation Lab

  • På med fuglen!

    Martin Schorling
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Det er svært at skille sig ud i et massivt og stigende komplekst medie-billede som person eller organisation, men du kan finde inspiration i en ældgammel metode: peacocking (fordi påfuglning lyder dumt). Det er egentligt ikke et nyt fænomen, peacocking – Naturen har gennem mange millioner år brugt ekstreme farver, danse, og spøjs adfærd for at tiltrække sig opmærksomhed. Oftest er det hanner i parringshumør som kæmper om hunnernes opmærksomhed, men det bruges også til at skræmme konkurrenter væk…
  • Wearables: Til sex, til sport og til blinde

    Nicolai Møller
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Det er ikke kun smartwatches og andre ”wrist-party” teknologier der hitter for tiden. Innovation Lab har besøgt Billie Whitehouse fra Wearable Experiments i New York, der laver undertøj, t-shirts og blazere der alle baserer sig på haptiske feedback systemer. Deres succes er indtil videre baseret på undertøjsserien Fundaware, der muligvis løser fremtidens langdistanceforhold, og selveste Playboy Mansion har vist interesse, for den lidt anderledes lingeri-serie. Sensorerne placeret i Fundaware (gæt selv hvor.....) er forbundet med en…
  • Salg på vej mod det 22. århundrede

    Louise Rygaard
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Her i starten af det nye årtusind har man knap brug for en fysisk forretning og dermed er geografien taget ud af salgsligningen. Det giver dig nye muligheder for at omstrukturere din virksomhed, fortælle om den og i sidste ende optimere på bundlinjen. Verden er blevet mindre, men kunderne flere. Men hvad er det for tendenser, der tegner sig for at fange medarbejderens og kundernes opmærksomhed, så de ikke bare klikker videre? Få inspiration til hvordan du nytænker din virksomhed og få motiveret dine medarbejdere til at forbedre jeres produkt.
  • Dit kontor = din innovationsevne vol. II

    Louise Jakobsen
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    I næste uge er en stor del af Innovation Lab i Californien – for blandt andet at besøge AirBnB, Google og Facebook, og se nærmere på deres indretning. Indretning betyder nemlig meget mere end man skulle tro – det viser både hjerneforskning, store studier af high performance kulturer og innovationsevne. Men hvorfor? Jo – engang havde vi genier der arbejdede alene (tænk på Da Vinci), senere kom industrialiseringen og magten blev centreret, her var der mange der stod ved samlebånd og arbejdede på fabrikker med chefer og…
  • Oh The Horror!

    Anders Sahl Hansen
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:14 am
    Gyserhistorier fra organisationernes kirkegård I de fleste gyserhistorier kommer truslen fra uventet kant: bag en dør, når man står og synger i badet, en ven der viser sig at være psykopat…kort sagt dit værste mareridt. Det ville ikke være en gyserhistorie hvis vi på forhånd vidste hvordan truslen så ud og hvorfra den kom. Find ud af hvorfor og hvordan gyser-historierne udspillede sig i Blockbuster, Nokia og KODAK. Samme fænomen findes i den virkelige verden hvor produkter, virksomheder, ja selv brancher er blevet…
 
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • We ran the marathon. Sort of.

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    A few days ago Chris Copping (@naoko) on twitter said that watching the London Marathon almost felt like a johnson banks portfolio review. So, we thought we’d have a dig around, and, yes it’s true, our identities for Cystic Fibrosis, Shelter, Save the Children, Anthony Nolan and Christian Aid did seem to be on hundreds, maybe thousands of vests, t-shirts, banners and balloons. Here are some photos culled from, well, everywhere really. Not sure how much actual running was done by team Save the Children. Well done Wendy (above) and for everyone else who made it to the end. Thanks again to…
  • Wally Olins: king of kerfuffle

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    The man who gave Michael Johnson his first job, Wally Olins, died yesterday. In this piece Johnson remembers some of Olins’ famous foibles. I first met Wally nearly thirty years ago, when, as a nervous student, I took a train down to London from the soggy shores of the North-West, clutching a box of slides of my final project. I’m not sure how my slightly hapless tutor had managed to swing the already world-famous Olins as my external project examiner but there I was, in the ubiquitous eighties design consultancy reception, perspiring furiously. My precise memories of the next two…
  • Brighton Festival 2014 campaign

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    We’ve been working on a set of posters for this year’s Brighton Festival. As with last year’s campaign, we’ve been designing a set of core event posters in the new style, with many of the additional items to be carried out by Brighton Festival’s very capable in-house team. Talk to the Demon, from Ultima Vez. The poster for the extraordinary Sun, by festival guest director Hofesh Shechter. Sinué, a circus event by Feria Musica. And one of the banners continuing the ‘black sheep’ theme, to be seen soon around the town. There’s more here on the black sheep theme and…
  • Awards news

    4 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    Some brief awards news: yesterday saw the announcement of Brand New’s annual awards and the news that our Cystic Fibrosis scheme was selected by both the main jury and made a ‘judges pick’, thanks to Clement Mok. Cystic Fibrosis has also got into D&AD’s annual selection of work, in the writing category (which is pretty unusual for a branding project), perhaps as a result of there being over 40 ‘logos’ and counting, using the ‘is…’ idea. Also into D&AD, under branding, the new scheme for the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee), which thus far has helped…
  • Copying as flattery?

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    Left: Mandagrams, right: Chineasy Recently I was walking through an area of Shanghai dedicated to up-and-coming designers of all descriptions. There was some interesting work on display, but some of it felt, well, familiar. I quizzed my locally based colleague and he replied with a quote I’ve never forgotten: ‘well, over here we see copying as a form of flattery’. That really stuck with me. Designers have increasingly realised the worth of what they do and the ownership of their ideas, but in an internet age how realistic can we be? We’re more finely tuned to the protection of ideas,…
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  • Choosing The Correct Web Advertising Service For You

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    PPC is a technique of charging for marketing on the Web utilized on lookup engines, advertising networks, and content websites in which advertisers pay their host only when their advertisements are clicked. Advertisers typically bid on keyword phrases that they believe are relevant to their target market or market with lookup engines. How can a business claim that they have the capacity to pull a site’s Google rating if they on their own are not extremely placed in the lookup? It isn’t necessary to be number one as long as the seo company new york isn’t situated at the far…
  • Start Charting Your Family Tree – Genealogy For Beginners

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    17 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    The Gibson ES 335 semi-acoustic electric guitar is just one of those guitars that evokes numerous fond and thrilling recollections of my previously times, when I was first addicted to studying to play the guitar. Although a number of devices on the marketplace, not everybody can make you wealthy. Why? Because some of these androids had been created only to mislead people, but can not feel poor about this because many Legit Ones. Some of the famous robotic Foreign exchange Autopilot Turbo (Turbo FAP) Foreign exchange Megadroid Ivybot etc. These robots have been shown to advantage most traders…
  • 6 Hair Reduction Treatments – Discovering A Cure

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    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    For many folks, bodily hormones, heredity, or health issues might cause his or her head of hair to thin. Provillus is a great hair reduction treatment for people that have loss of hair. This kind of nutritionary as nicely as external supplement helps individuals who have the reduction of hair or that have observed that their tresses are thinning. Not simply are the elements Food and drug administration approved, but it attributes a various treatment for ladies and gentlemen. There are therapy choices available hair loss treatment to reinforce the hair, and a couple of medicines that can help…
  • Home Inspection Certification , What Is Needed To Get Licensed?

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    11 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    When you initial began your company, you probably did your own accounting; and that labored out good. You were brief on spendable capital and performing most of the necessary chores your self was the only way to get began. But ultimately, you got to a stage exactly where you truly required to concentrate on the earnings-producing elements of your company and hire others to have a tendency to the details. 1)Tire stress – Correct tire stress is very important. You vehicle will handle a lot more smoothly and you’ll even save on gasoline (especially welcome these times!) if your tires…
  • Call Middle Services Trends For 2013

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    10 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    Interviews can be extremely demanding because all of the interest is targeted on you! You are below the microscope! Every job interview you have will be various from the last and the questions interviewers ask vary as well. Nevertheless, it is helpful for job applicants to prepare for the interview by imagining various questions that an interviewer might ask and coming up with general ideas on how to solution it. The specialists and speaking heads produced it appear as though phone answering service this series would be a fast detour on the way to title town for the Lakers, but it appears…
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  • Open Source Laser Cut CT Scanner

    Guy Blashki
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    Taking a DIY approach to high tech imaging Providing the magical ability to scan not only the surface, but also to reveal details of the insides of an object, the CT (computed tomography) scanner has quite literally changed the way we see ourselves. Modern CT scanners are frightfully expensive and are usually found in hospitals but Canadian-born Peter Jansen has built one himself out of laser cut wood. “After seeing the cost for my CT scan, I decided it was time to try to build an open source desktop CT scanner for small objects, and to do it for much less than the cost of a single…
  • Laser cut creatures

    Sam
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #170 Above is a laser cut wood deer and mountain scene from Seek ‘n’ Find Comfort. Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, elephants, sunshine, tiki gods, type, and medabots… Above are laser cut wood elephant charms form Happy Supplies. Above is a laser cut card from Alexis Mattox Design. Above are laser cut wood with tiki images on them from The Porkchop Show. Above is an assortment of laser cut wooden ornaments from Absolutely Ice…
  • Prototyping robot legs with a laser cutter

    Guy Blashki
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    OFFRobot design iterations resolved using laser cutting Responding to the tempting possibilities posed by the Hack The Arduino Robot challenge, the OFFRobot is a neat little walker designed by John Rees from the UK. He’s documented his development process and thoughts along the way, from design of the walking mechanism (including inspiration from Disney Research and the ever-impressive Strandbeest) through to various stages of laser cut and 3d printed leg assemblies. One interesting point to note is that John’s prototyping went from laser cut cardboard in the early stages, on to…
  • Register for the LA & SF Renegade Craft Fairs

    dandevorkin
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Sell the awesome products you make! At Ponoko we’re all about enabling designers to make a living off of their creativity. If you’ve got a unique product, a great place to connect with folks interested in buying your designs is a craft fare – and Renegade is one of the best. They just opened vendor applications for 2 west coast fairs this summer: Renegade San Francisco July 19 & 20 Renegade Los Angeles July 26 & 27 Applications for both fairs close April 18, 2014, so head over to Renegade’s site to submit your application. Make sure your product really shines…
  • A strange laser cut symmetry

    Sam
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #169 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. Above is a laser cut veneer and plastic butterfly brooch from Plastic Smith. After the jump, dead  deer, wine coasters, sleeves, and mustache kisses… Above is a laser cut metal hunting ornament from DWS Metal Design. Above is a laser cut bamboo wine coaster from Dimlim. Above is a laser cut Art Deco invitation pocket from Kat Blu Studio. Above is a laser cut wood wedding guest book from Decoris Wedding. Posted in…
 
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  • Tapping into the Younger Demographic - (by @baekdal)

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
    There is no question that the future depends on the younger generations, and this is especially true for the media industry. But we have a bit of a problem. As I wrote about in "The Generational Divide", the current audience of most media publications are very different from the younger and future audience.Baekdal Plus: Read the rest of this article in Baekdal Plus
  • The Trends That Form Wearables - (by @baekdal)

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    The buzz around wearables seems to be growing every day, and we are seeing more and more devices and concepts as each day goes by. The latest 'fashion' is the Moto360, which unlike all the square smartwatch examples we have seen so far is... round.Baekdal Plus: Read the rest of this article in Baekdal Plus
  • A Case for Micropayments - (by @baekdal)

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    I have published several articles about how we need to find more intelligent solutions to payments online. In the physical world, it is a simple as just handing over some pieces of paper, or just swiping a credit card. But online we are faced with overly complicated checkout pages, with so many steps that one would think companies tried to stop people from buying.In April, 2012 I wrote "We Need To Drastically Simplify Payments Online". I illustrated a concept for how we could use the same technical concept as our social widget to create a cross-site payment system that would be both secure…
  • Oculus Rift and Facebook. Nobody Wins, Except the VCs - (by @baekdal)

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
    OMG... the animosity towards Facebook, Oculus Rift and Kickstarter is just crazy today. Let me sum it up for you.Back in Aug-Sep 2012, Oculus went on Kickstarter to get funding for the idea for a next-gen VR headset. The plan worked, and 9,522 people donated more than $2 million to the project (out of a funding goal of $250,000).The company launched its development kit and starting working on ways to bring the product to market.But, now that the Kickstarter community has turned this product into a super success (even though it hasn't launched yet other than as a dev kit), it caught the…
  • I have launched a Blog - (by @baekdal)

    21 Mar 2014 | 7:29 am
    For those of you who are really observant, you might have noticed I made some slight changes to baekdal.com earlier this week. Several sections have been merged, things were cleaned up a bit... and I have launched a blog.Yes... a blog."But... wait-a-minute", you ask. "Isn't your whole site a blog?"Ahhh... no. Baekdal Plus is a not a blog. And it has never been a blog. What I do on Baekdal Plus is exactly the same as what they do over at Econsultancy or GigaOm Research. You don't think of them as a blog, so why do you think of Baekdal Plus as a blog?But what is the difference, you ask? Well,…
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  • HelloBar WordPress Plugin Review

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    With millions of sites around the world Wide Internet, just how can you guarantee your site's opportunities of success? Just how can you convince audiences to remain, look at your items and most likely buy from you? Let's be straightforward. Yes, you make use of Search Engine Optimisation and yes, you have actually obtained great material, which made your audience visit your website to begin with, however these are not nearly enough to make them remain. You'll need something to get their focus and as soon as you have it, you have to manage to make a highly effective call to action. Just what…
  • 5 Effective List building Suggestions for Multi level marketing

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    Looking for Lead Generation Ideas? Getting a sound supply of leads is easy. But if you need a repeated supply of highly qualified leads then that's a different matter. Let's just assume that you're looking for highly qualified leads so here were going to outline 1 or 2 good lead generation ideas that you could use to get those highly qualified leads. Referrals are obviously one of the finest methods to get inexpensive fine quality leads, and you can generate these if you're selling online also.
  • Mobile App Designing for the New Age Android

    4 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    Android has come a long way since its inception. From its early days with the intention to develop an advanced operating system for digital cameras to now being a leading smartphone operating system with 1 million new devices activated, Android has evolved and grown in an unexpected manner. Fast-forward today. Despite
  • 30+ Star Logos That Will Remind About True Reality

    4 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    People have been inspired by nature throughout the whole history. Sometimes, once you see the true reality out of the boring borders of human robotized civilization, you understand that this is a thing called life. And you want to share. Once you are a poet, you write a beautiful poem, once you are a chef, you cook a creative dish, once
  • Put a Simple Movement on Your Website: 10 SVG Animation Tutorials

    3 Apr 2014 | 2:52 am
    SVG is widely known as an uncomfortable image format that you can meet on Wikipedia. It’s hard to cooperate with such images for graphic noobs that got used to JPEG and PNG. However, this format is not used just because, there is a certain reason. SVG is an abbreviation for Scalable Vector Graphics. Yes,
 
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  • Can success save your life?

    tilim
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:06 am
    Does people judge you by the way you look even in a emergency situation? This experiment put it to the test. Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
  • Abstract Photography by Jacob Fellander

    antonliberant
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Jacob Felländer is known for his collections of large scale abstract photographs of cityscapes and landscapes captured from around the world. Born in Stockholm in 1974, Felländer studied fine art photography and graphic design at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and at San Diego State University. via Photographist. Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
  • Custom Made Business Cards | Four Tips to Design Your Ideal Business Card

    MediaNovak.com
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Everything on your business card makes a statement about who you are and what it’s like to do business with you. Are you easily reachable? Are their several ways to contact you? What kind of colors did you use and what can they say about you or your product or service? Are they loud and bold or soft and more set aside? Does your business card appear and feel proficient and communicate the right image? Not only is it a successful advertisement method and one of the most important networking and lead-generating tools, it is also a visual illustration of you and your business. That is why a…
  • Fashion Photography by Mark Sacro

    antonliberant
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    Mark Sacro is an established celebrity, commercial, and fashion photographer based in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Driven and self-taught, he landed his hands on his first professional camera in early 2007 and began shooting landscape while practicing portraiture on family and friends. via Photographist. Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
  • Dog Portraits by Ralph Hargarten

    sergeyursu
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    German photographer Ralph Hargarten is the author of a series of photographs, in which dog face expressions are very similar to human emotions. The black background emphasizes every dog’s personality. See more on weezbo.com Leawo Total Media Converter - Enjoy Spring Offer up to 50% Off!
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  • Prototypo: A Streamlined Online Typeface Editor

    Kerby Rosanes
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    London-based international type foundry, ByteFoundry has created a slicker and smoother way in creating and editing typefaces. Called “Prototypo”, the open source online editing application will make the work of type designers less tedious and repetitive. Prototypo features a streamlined way of editing typefaces with over twenty parameters to modify all built-in glyphs at once. Type designers can play, experiment and refine spacing and outlines of a wide range of body text fonts using sliders. The application brings a whole new approach of type design by letting you focus on…
  • The Psychology Of The Cereal Box Design

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Why is it that cereal boxes for kids are often designed with quirky colorful mascots that seems to stare back at you? There could be a reason for that according to a new study. Whimsical and fun as they may seem but Cap’n Crunch and the rest of the cereal box mascots (or spokes-characters as they are called) may not only be there to make breakfast a fun activity for your kids. As it turns out, cereal boxes might be designed in such a way that it would appeal to your kids on a deeper psychological level as suggested by a Cornell University Food and Brand Labs’ recent study. But…
  • 10 Essential Books for Graphic Designers

    Julya Buhain
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are your RSS and Twitter feeds cutting it for your Graphic Design inspiration? Trying to look for a way to resolve things with a messy client? YouTheDesigner list what we feel are 10 essential reads if you’re a Graphic Design practitioner. 01. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative - $06.46 Author: Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) Austin Kleon pens out probably the best advice any artist can be given and condenses it into a terrific read. There are a lot of myths that classical art school training hammer into you, such as to be completely…
  • Defending Comic Sans

    Gian Bautista
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last week, we wrote an article about the common graphic design sins that some designers commit. One point we stated is the use of horrible fonts such as: Papyrus, Curlz MT, and Comic Sans. Today, we’re going to talk about more of probably the most hated font in the world that is Comic Sans. Why is the so-called font bashed very much by typographers and graphic designers alike? There’s even a website dedicated to ban it. Just a brief idea of what we’re talking about, Comic Sans is a font designed by the typographic engineer Vincent Connare for Microsoft and was first…
  • You! Be Reminded! A Week In Graphic Design and More

    Gian Bautista
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Good day everyone! In case you’ve been busy with your everyday lives, we’ll let you catch up with various articles pertaining to different fields of design we’ve featured. In You! Be Reminded!, allow us to freshen up your minds with articles we’ve published the past week such as: some spectacular animated logos; awesome identity design based on one of the most watched TV series today; essential apps for web designers; an article about where architecture meets graphics; a list of common graphic design mistakes; a feature about a beautiful deck of playing cards; and some…
 
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  • Sites of the Week: Macaw, Grovemade, FLIPP and more

    fabiano
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Today we selected beautiful products and portflios, such as Macaw, Grovemade and FLIPP. Also take a special look at the Fundbox, it's a nice service! Check out these sites and the whole selection, share with us what you think and stay tuned for the next week! Take a look on all the other sites we're featuring today. Also you can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_sites in the message. DESIGN / CSS Parallax - parall.ax Working with some of the most exciting local, national and global brands. Talk to us, we make the web work. Macaw - macaw.co…
  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Typomoderno, Hans kendrick, Campton

    paul0v2
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. View all FFFF posts Typomoderno by TechFonts Download Typomoderno Hans Kendrick by Hanken Studio Download Hans Kendrick Campton by Font Fabric Download Campton Tags: FFFFfree fontsfreebiefontspaul0v2's blog
  • KYD Buro Visual Identity

    abduzeedo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    We love to post about visual identity and the creative process behind it because it shows the holistic approach of design. Creating guidelines and systems is the core of good design, it gives consistency and also flexibility to extend the brand without jeopardizing the visual language. The work of KYD Buro is an excellent example of a really well done visual identity and process. KYD Buro is a young architect team. The name is formed from the first letters of the founders: Kobets, Yankovskiy, Dubrovskiy. Company's services include architecture, complex projection, design and projects support.
  • Beautiful Houses: Itatiba Residence

    GisMullr
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Today we will show you the beautiful Itatiba Residence in São Paulo, Brazil, a project by RoccoVidal P+W. The house is really elegant and clean. Open spaces and a great choice of colors and materials deliver a modern and cozy place. The landscape is also pretty inspiring. Definitely a great place to live. Description from the architects: The house designed by the team is a composition of cubes and facades designed to fit the topography and appreciate the textures and materials. The project is in a site near Sao Paulo, a former Alpine-style house with beautiful landscaping around a large lake…
  • Daily Inspiration #1737

    AoiroStudio
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo AoiroStudio designyoutrust Fabio Fabiano SaltyPineapple Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the tweet. FromUpNorth Send your RAWZ suggestions via…
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  • Vector Infographic Elements for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Today’s set of goodies for Access All Areas members is a useful collection of vector elements to help you build cool infographics from Freepik. The file contains loads of different shapes and icons that can be copied and pasted into your own designs. Being vector elements means changing the size and colour is easy and doesn’t affect the quality of the graphics.Freepik has kindly donated this set of vector infographic elements for Access All Areas members to download. It’s packed full of really useful business themed elements that are a real time saver when you’re…
  • How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop

    Chris Spooner
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!).The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage…
  • Customizable Vintage Motorcycle Logos for Members

    Chris Spooner
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Expert designer and illustrator Ian Barnard of Vintage Design Co has donated more fantastic resources for Access All Areas members. This pack of vintage motorcycle logos contains 6 customisable logo templates that allow you to quickly create a cool identity for your personal branding or retro t-shirt designs. They’re all brilliantly designed with a hand drawn appearance, but all the text remains editable, making it easy to create authentic vintage style hand illustrated art in seconds.Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted…
  • 15 Free PSD Templates to Mockup Your T-Shirt Designs

    Chris Spooner
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    T-shirt PSD templates are one of the most sought after types of mockup files, they allow you to preview how your latest illustration or apparel design would look after being freshly screen printed on a garment. I’ve tried and tested each file in this roundup to narrow the collection down to the best freebies available. Each PSD file comes with multiple layers that allow you to change the colour of the shirt and apply your own design to blend with the creases and folds.Pixeden Tshirt Mockup Template PSDGraphicBurger T-Shirt MockUp PSDThreadless Blank Mock-Ups (Shirt_02)Threadless Blank…
  • Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 7 – Surviving the Apocalypse

    Chris Spooner
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy Birthday everyone! April marks that time of year when I celebrate another year of running this blog and take a look back at what has changed over time. Seven years have now ticked by since I started this site in April of 2007. I was a little worried after writing up last year’s 6 year anniversary post because soon after Google Reader was due to be retired, which was the tool 75% of my readers used to browse my content. Thankfully I survived the apocalypse and my blog is doing better than ever! Let’s take a look behind the scenes and see what’s new this year.I always…
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  • Mr Kaplin—The Idea Machine

    Gil
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
        The Idea Machine is a cracking little short from directors and animators Mr Kaplin with some very slick sound design curtsey of Box of Toys. Mr Kaplin have kept their standard of work equally high having recently updated their folio with new work. Their recent short Noise for IdN magazine’s motion gallery feature Black & White, combines MoGraph and motion capture techniques into a captivating short that’s one of our favourite examples of their work.
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  • Naoto Fukasawa: Hiroshima Chair

    Antonio Carusone
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    Here’s a great video of Naoto Fukasawa speaking about the elegant Hiroshima chair that he designed for Maruni. The video also gives a glimpse into the craftsmanship that goes into making the chair.
  • [Sponsor] Solo

    Antonio Carusone
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Having worked freelance himself, Thrive’s Founder Jerome Iveson created Solo, a stunning project management tool specifically for creative freelancers. As well as helping you organize your projects and track your time, Solo manages your quotes and invoices whilst providing you with business metrics in a simple, sexy format.  Solo’s UI is so well designed, it’s a pleasure rather than a chore to work with. And with the business side of things all taken care off, freelancers can get back to doing whatever it is they do best. We’re currently offering a free 30 day trial of Solo, so you…
  • Network Osaka

    Antonio Carusone
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Derek Kim AKA Network Osaka recently launched a new site with a some great new work. I’m a big fan.
  • Circa 1983

    Antonio Carusone
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Circa 1983 is a site featuring the photography of Owen Perry. A lot beautiful imagery here. Go through the galleries while listening to Boards of Canada for the perfect viewing experience.
  • AG Fronzoni

    Antonio Carusone
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    The unofficial site of Italian designer and architect, AG Fronzoni, recently launched. A lot of great content on here including his work, articles, philosophy and quotes.
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  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:31 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. Bundle of gorgeous handmade image fonts Featuring transparent backgrounds, this Mighty Deal includes 3 fabulously unique sets of font images at a huge discount. $39 instead of $280 – Get it now! 300+ premium Photoshop actions This action-packed Mighty Deal from Symufa includes 342 different premium Photoshop actions from 27 unique collections. You’ll find high-quality actions from blurred backgrounds to color boosts, all just a few clicks…
  • GraphicStock – 7 days of complimentary download

    Mirko
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
        7 DAYS OF FREE DOWNLOADS   Over 250,000 Stock Images: Backgrounds, Textures, Icons, Patterns and much more… To create awareness for GraphicStock, they are giving away 7 days of complimentary access to download anything you want from over 250,000 images, icons, vectors, textures, backgrounds and more.   START DOWNLOADING NOW ►       Just create a username and password, and you get download access to everything on GraphicStock for 7 days. You can download 20 images per day. GraphicStock is only giving this complimentary access to a limited…
  • Featured designer: Lucas Machado

    Mirko
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Lucas Machado is a Brasilian graphic designer based in London, UK. His best projects are by far the typographic and editorial design ones. The post Featured designer: Lucas Machado appeared first on Design daily news. Download the Designers essentials package now!
  • 10 awesome Pinterest style WordPress themes

    Mirko
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    As usual with new designs, the popularity of Pinterest also contributed to popularize Pinterest style layouts. WordPress theme creators quickly identified this demand and created Pinterest style WordPress themes that took advantage of the Masonry layouts. In this post, we take a look at the best designed Pinterest style WordPress themes that will prove useful if you try to build a picture board with WordPress. 1. Pinfinity Pinfinity is a theme that clones Pinterest and makes the design even more elegant. Cool features make it even more convenient, like the option to mark posts as favorites,…
  • Freebies wednesday

    Mirko
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Every wednesday, we share a few freebies that’ll make your designer toolbox a bit more useful. Designers essentials This great freebie designed by Freepik for Designer Daily is still available for anyone who subscribes to Designer Daily. Photoshop font detector Photoshop Font Detector is a free Photoshop plugin which helps designers detect fonts from any flattened image via WhatTheFont service. All you need to do is create a selection area on the image, and the software will do the rest. Layer exporter for Illustrator A panel for Adobe Illustrator which lets you automatically export every…
 
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  • Friday Wild Girls

    Pony
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nothing like sexy amateurs enjoying life to get you ready for the weekend. The post Friday Wild Girls appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re gonna need a bigger truck!  Gotta love a big fish to get you ready for a nice collection of funny pictures. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • The work of Banksy

    Pony
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Banksy really obtained a lot of attention in the last year.  For those that haven’t seen his work take a look and judge for yourself if he is worth the press he got. The post The work of Banksy appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Talita Correa

    Pony
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Talita Correa looking sensational in a collection of lingerie, bikinis, and anything else she decides to look hot wearing. The post Talita Correa appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
  • Tooshie Tuesday

    Pony
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nice shoes, nice lingerie, nice tooshie, nice hair…but is that the nicest room they could find for this picture? The post Tooshie Tuesday appeared first on Funtasticus.com Humor & Fun Blog.
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  • Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1

    David Carlson
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Next week during the Milan Design Week Henzel Studio will preview an edited display of Henzel Studio Collaborations Volume #1, an exclusive collection of art rugs realized in close collaboration with twelve artists, including some of the most prominent and influential names in the contemporary art world. For fifteen years, Henzel Studio has created luxury handmade rugs that transcend the boundaries between art and interior design. To expand on this practice, Henzel Studio Collaborations was formed as a continuous initiative inviting contemporary artists across disciplines and genres to…
  • Hövding – the airbag for cyclists

    David Carlson
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    The talented people behind Hövding – the airbag for cyclists – have just made a nice short film about why cycle helmets are far from as safe as we think they are. The film highlights the gap between traditional cycle helmets and the new, radically different alternative, that is Hövding.
  • Four Key Trends for Summer

    David Carlson
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Now that it’s finally spring, and temperatures are slowly, but surely rising, many of us are anticipating breaking out our spring and summer clothes. There’s something liberating mentally, as well as physically, about that first day of spring when you don’t need to wear your winter coat. Spring also means, of course, a new set of trends for the coming year. Now that the spring and summer clothes are popping up in stores, we’re all thinking about, or maybe some of you have even started, building up the summer wardrobe. Well, there are a few key trends to know about this spring and…
  • Wallpapers by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Engblad & Co

    David Carlson
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Our editor-in-chief David Carlson has for some time been working as acting group design director for WallVision. WallVision runs a number of Swedish and international premium wallpaper brands. One of David’s tasks has been to raise the wallpaper category to be more top-of-mind when it comes to design and architecture. In conjunction with the Milan Design Week he will be involved in the launch of a new collection of wallpapers for the revived brand Engblad & Co. The collection is designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune and inspired by architecture, nature, form and geometry The…
  • DesignWright unveils new digital typeface

    David Carlson
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    British design firm DesignWright has created a new digital typeface for the 21st Century. The typeface is used in Script, which is a series of digital time pieces designed by Adrian and Jeremy Wright for Lexon. Since the seventies, the seven segment display has been the standard for any electrical product that displays numbers – DVD players, watches, ovens and calculators. Script reconfigures the segments to create an entirely new digital typeface, says Adrian Wright.    
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  • Kauri Table by Holzano

    Kaisa
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Over 50,000 years old wood table is a great result of cooperation between Zieta & Holzano. Ancient Kauri is the oldest wood in the world while FiDU is the most innovative technology of flexible steel forming. Here the history meets the future. Holzano takes great pride in delivering world class solid wood furnitures from Ancient Kauri wood – the oldest wood in the world. Focused on quality craftsmanship and unique design we believe that the elegance presented in our furnitures is timeless. Kauri Table, by Holzano
  • Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architect

    Kaisa
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Float House, by Pitsou Kedem Architect
  • Rian House by AABE

    Kaisa
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Top to bottom: endless sky, commanding trees, house and wild vines. The home humbly nestles into this order… The entire length of the house opens up to the expanse of vineyard before your eyes. Yet a lintel overhanging the plate glass window marks the border between homely serenity and the melee of vines… Breakwater: at the foot of the dining room, large rocks turn back the momentous tide of nature… Space is not distance, it’s infinity… The desks in the children’s rooms overlook the vineyard, their heritage. Rian House in France, by Atelier d’Architecture…
  • Bucktown Three Residence in Chicago by Studio Dwell Architects

    Kaisa
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    For this residence, light, transparency and continued spacial flow was vital. Privacy was also a concern since the residence is located in a tight urban location. The solution was to create open, fluid interior spaces, both horizontally and vertically and then to wrap it all in white masonry. This white veil is scored with window bands that allow abundant natural light, yet because of strategic locating, provide privacy and eliminate the need for window treatments. The light filled white interior is strengthened by the use of reflective white surfaces and the use of glass railings. The main…
  • House in an Olive Grove by Cooper Joseph Studio

    Kaisa
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    This one-bedroom house is located on an agricultural property in Sonoma owned by two scientists. We were asked for a structure that would take advantage of hillside views and integrate more sustainable utilities over the 25-acre site. Energy is now supplied by a new solar array, sized to power the entire property and all buildings and equipment. At a mere 850-square foot, the house is situated at the top of an olive orchard where breezes and shade are maximized. We also made sure to exploit the open area so that no hardwood trees were removed. The goal was to emphasize outdoor living areas…
 
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  • Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive

    Jeff
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    These flip-books by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, I’ve never seen an animation feel this alive before. Fontanive builds the mechanisms by recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks, and hand draws, paints, and screen prints images onto paper. Watch the videos below, the sounds that the machines make are a beautiful compliment to the movement of the animations. These are maybe my favourite works I’ve ever posted. View the whole post: Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Caitlin Teal Price

    Jeff
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:12 am
    Photos by Caitlin Teal Price. Washington, DC. View the whole post: Caitlin Teal Price over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Tamas Dezso

    Jeff
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    Photos by Tamas Dezso. Budapest, Hungary. View the whole post: Tamas Dezso over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography”

    Jeff
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
      This song on repeat. Cancer is a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When The Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant). Their debut “Ragazzi” comes out on Tambourhinoceros on June 9th.  View the whole post: Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • “Pizza in the Wild” by Jonpaul Douglass

    Jeff
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    “Pizza in the Wild”, an on-going series by Los Angeles-based photographer Jonpaul Douglass. You should follow him on Instagram and check out a bunch of wild pizzas below. View the whole post: “Pizza in the Wild” by Jonpaul Douglass over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

    Tafline Laylin
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help tackle this problem, UNICEF has developed an amazing reusable LEGO-inspired brick that doubles as a food storage container and a building material, addressing multiple needs in one fell swoop. Read on to see more pictures of this clever object designed by Psychic Factory! Read the rest of UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims Permalink | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Flat Pack Tables Fold into Origami Shelters in the Event of a Disaster

    Bridgette Meinhold
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Read the rest of Flat Pack Tables Fold into Origami Shelters in the Event of a Disaster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", 2011 tsunami, architecture global aid, disaster housing, Disaster Relief, eco design, Emergency housing, emergency shelter, fold up shelter, green architecture, Green Building, green design, Japan, japan earthquake, japan tsunami, multifunctional furniture, origami houses, origami housing, origami shelter, prefab shelter, shelter, Sustainable Building, sustainable design
  • Astronomers Reveal the Most Livable, Earth-Like Planet Ever Discovered

    Kristine Lofgren
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    In the race to find a planet besides Earth that can host life, scientists have made an incredible discovery. Astronomers recently confirmed the first ever planet similar in size to Earth at distance from its own star that would allow liquid water to pool on the surface. Every once in a while scientists come across a planet that orbits within the Goldilocks zone – the range of distance from a star that can potentially sustain life – but none of those planets have ever been very comparable in size to our own blue sphere. Dubbed Kepler-186f, it’s the the most Earth-like planet ever…
  • Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures the Micro World’s Beauty in Magical Photos

    Lana Winter-Hébert
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Read the rest of Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures the Micro World’s Beauty in Magical Photos Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ants, Butterflies, frogs, insects, lizards, MACRO, macro photographs, macro photography, Mishchenko, moths, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, snail, snails
  • Millionaire Creates Uber High Tech RV Camper for His Four-Year-Old Daughter

    Lori Zimmer
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Read the rest of Millionaire Creates Uber High Tech RV Camper for His Four-Year-Old Daughter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Applied Minds, Bran Ferren, eco design, extreme camper, Extreme RV, green design, high tech camper van, Kira Van, sustainable design
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  • New Features in After Effects CC

    John Dickinson
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The next version of After Effects has been announced, with some terrific new features and enhancements. In this short tutorial I focus on Key Cleaner & Advanced Spill Suppressor, Curves enhancements and the exciting and welcome new compositing options for effects.
  • After Effects: Frosty Window

    John Dickinson
    19 Feb 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Inspired by the movie “Frozen”, in this tutorial I demonstrate how I combined Artbeats footage with only the default Adobe After Effects tools, to create a realistic frosty window effect. Download Project File (CS6)
  • After Effects: Experiment Assignment 13

    John Dickinson
    9 Feb 2014 | 1:56 am
    This After Effects Experiment is all about fire. There are plenty of ways to create realistic fire in After Effects. For my experiment I used the Ellipse effect to create the rings along with Turbulent Noise, Curves and Displacement Map to create the fire. Take a look at my project then give it a go yourself by either making mine look better or starting from scratch to create your own recipe. Here’s my project file. Take at least 30 minutes and see what you can come up with, then post a JPG or movie link in the comments.
  • Cinema 4D Materials Pack

    John Dickinson
    15 Jan 2014 | 1:27 am
    The Pixel Lab has introduced a new Cinema 4D Materials pack with over 500 great looking textures, including a big selection of metal and 40 grungy alpha overlays for 50 bucks!
  • True Detective Opening Titles

    John Dickinson
    13 Jan 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Superb opening title sequence for HBO’s True Detective by Antibody.
 
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  • Japanese Aesthetics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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

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

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

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I spoke yesterday about Kawaii. One person in class knew what is was. Don’t designers need to be on top of this? Take a look. While the rest of the world hasn’t embraced the head-to-toe Kawaii look, its key elements are influencing global fashion, accessories and craft, including intricate nail art, bright mobile phone accessories and decorative brightly-coloured washi tape, which can be used for wrapping gifts, making art or sticking on the wall to frame a photo. “We’re looking at polka dots and bright colours and the fashion here includes lots of pastel colours now,…
  • Device App Combo Project: Obesity

    Soumitri Varadarajan
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    I work with Adelaide Women and Childens Hospital and have been collaborating in the space of Paediatric Obesity.  This article gives a good intro to apps in this space. Notes from that article of particular importance for design are below: 1. On the whole, the researchers found that the included apps did a pretty poor job of incorporating recommended behavior recommendations and even worse on behavioral change strategies. 2. For clinicians who deal with pediatric obesity, these findings suggest that a real opportunity remains to be realized in the use of apps to drive healthy behavior…
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  • GRAYL Water Filtration Cup

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    GRAYL’s innovative Water Filtration Cup works like a coffee press with G3+ filter media technology (originally developed for NASA) to remove chemicals, heavy metals and germs. Turnstyle drew inspiration from the cup's elegant and minimal design to create a cylindrical package system evocative of the product itself. The cup's iconic seal between inner cylinder and outer cylinder is echoed in the colored reveal between the package body and lid.Minimal, typographic adornment set at an angle focuses on the technology and invites interaction with the package. A limited color palette denotes…
  • Two Beers Brewing Co.

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a fast growing micro-brewery who had outgrown it’s early packaging designs, Two Beers engaged DEI Creative to design new bottles and cans that would better communicate their brand to the target audience."We worked closely with the Two Beers team to define a new look that was clean, modern, and connected to the Pacific NW outdoor lifestyle. It was important that the beer name be highly readable and that the cans and bottles would ‘pop off the shelf’ next to the competition. The resulting designs were a success— paired with the company’s PR and distribution efforts (and of…
  • Le Petit Parisien

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Le Petit Parisien was borne out of our genuine love for French fare. The bakery, the patisserie and the unique culture that is the French coffee shops of 1920s Paris. What Dynamo set out to create is a slice of Paris life, a warm corner of aromatic France in the heart of Dublin."In settling on a name we looked, at the quintessential French names, food provenance and finally settled on Le Petit Parisien. With these rich influences, our illustrator created a logo of a wood carved image of a young boy, our Le Petit Parisien. We feel he not only communicates charm, gaiety, warmth and a by-gone…
  • Taft Street Winery: Heritage Label

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Taft Street Winery: Heritage Label is one of three tiers redesigned in the brand identity and label refresh by Michael Osborne Design. This tier, designed specifically for small-production, tasting room selections, personifies the garagistes tradition through the simple pairing of vintage garage and wine-making tools throughout the line of varietals. As the label proclaims, these wines are "Garage Crafted With Love.""The term 'garagistes' originated in Bordeaux in the 1980’s and referred to a group of innovative winemakers who produced exceptional wines in their garages rather than in grand…
  • Student: Sea Legs

    Diane Lindquist
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sea Legs is a winery that is based out San Francisco. Student, Eric Le, decided to created packaging that captures the city. With a modern sailor style, Sea Legs captures the essence of having a glass of wine while walking on the beach, smelling the salty air and hearing the crash of waves on to the shore.This is a package design that has been developed around the idea of San Francisco and what it has to offer on its shores, utilizing hand made lettering and iconography, to create a feeling that is true to the city.  Designed by Eric LeAdditional Credits: Ivan Trujillo and…
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  • The Weekend Agenda

    Mike Newman
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 1 LOOK AT THIS: Jay KerKreens Photography – Jay KerKreens 2 READ THIS: How to Force a Patina on Carbon Steel – Boing Boing 3 MAKE THIS: Portable Lap Desk – Instructables 4 EAT THIS: Fried Cadbury Creme Eggs – Kirbie Cravings 5 SEE THIS: Transcendence – Alcon Entertainment 6 DRINK ...
  • 10 Cars We Wanted To Steal From The 2014 New York Auto Show

    Mike Newman
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    To actually steal a car from the New York International Auto Show would take some Mission Impossible-style planning. Even if you could snag the keys to one of the rides, maneuver your way out of the Jacob Javits Center, and get the car on the streets past the hot dog vendors and roasted nuts guys, you’d still have to deal with outrunning the cops in Manhattan traffic. Basically, it’s not happening. Still, there were a bunch of vehicles on display that ...
  • 15% Off Every Watch in our Shop

    Mike Newman
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve been adding new watches to the Cool Material shop on just about a weekly basis over the last few months, and now’s your time to pick one up and save a few bucks in the process. From now until 4/21/14, every watch in our shop is 15% off. Maybe snag one for each wrist.
  • Smoking Goose Is Your New Online Meat Store

    Mike Newman
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    No one is knocking your standard bacon and you can get some decent sausages at your local store, but if you want to step your meat game up a notch, check out the online offerings from Smoking Goose. The company offers interesting links like Smoked Duck Pear Port, Smoked Kitchen Sink Sausage, and Smoked Merguez, along with plenty of salumi to boot. On top of that, they’ve got a variety of smoked meats and you can even purchase lardo, duck ...
  • Nocs NS500 Aluminum Earphones Are Tangle-Free

    Ben Dahl
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about Nocs audio equipment around here, and it probably won’t be the last. They consistently deliver high-quality products that look good. Their products consistently sound good in the high, low and everywhere in between departments. Most importantly, they spend a serious amount of time on every product machine sure it looks and sounds way better than everything you’re used to hearing. Their newest design, the NS500, is a pair of earphones made with ...
 
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  • Five Gadgets for the Modern Kitchen

    admin
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    TapIt Cap - Change how you drink beer — and keep it fresh longer. This clever device uses a CO2 cartridge to ensure that the beer in your growler remains nice and carbonated, so you can enjoy a growler for days. Typically beer in a growler starts to get stale and flat after about 12 hours, […] The post Five Gadgets for the Modern Kitchen appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • How to Use Christmas Lights Out of Season

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean that you have to pack away all of your lights until next year. In fact, there are many different ways that you can use Christmas lights around your home that can be kept up during all different seasons. From creating beautiful wall art to fancy chandeliers, here are […] The post How to Use Christmas Lights Out of Season appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Not All Wo Wander Are Lost

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
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  • How to Design the Perfect Man Cave/Gaming Room

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    The phrase ‘man cave’ has entered the general parlance now, meaning a place where men can have some time to themselves to engage in manly pursuits with their mates. However, when it comes to designing the perfect one, you don’t need to take the ‘cave’ part too seriously. Obviously if you want to heat it […] The post How to Design the Perfect Man Cave/Gaming Room appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Why are business cards a timeless product?

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    What was the first business card? Perhaps it was all the way back in the Stone Age, when a caveman handed another a rock with his name carved into the stone. Perhaps it was some time later, in Renaissance Italy, a parchment with an artist’s name and address etched in ink. Whenever the first business […] The post Why are business cards a timeless product? appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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  • Maps Show Surprising Musical Tastes of the United States

    Sara Barnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Rock & Oldies Do you think that you live in a country music-loving town, or a city that’s more fond of rock and roll? A recent data analysis by Movoto Real Estate may surprise you with its findings. They took statistics gleaned from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and calculated the musical preference of the lower 48 United States. The results were arranged in heat maps, with the most popular types of tunes appearing as warm reds and oranges. In total, there are 17 genres that cover the musical interests of the…
  • Most Beautiful Celebrities Pose With Younger Versions of Themselves

    alice
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    2006: Angelina Jolie Right around award season time, People.com released a great set of photoshopped images that showed Oscar nominees posing with younger versions of themselves. While People is known as a weekly magazine made up of celebrity and human-interest stories, it makes worldwide headlines for its special yearly issues like "World's Most Beautiful People", "Best & Worst Dressed", and "Sexiest Man Alive". To bring attention to the unveiling of its 2014 list of the "World's Most Beautiful", set for April 23, People bring us back in time showing us what some of the best looking…
  • Spectacular Macro Details Reveal the Stories of Tiny Snails

    katie hosmer
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when viewers consider how small the scenes really are in comparison to our everyday surroundings. Through a creative perspective, Mishchenko introduces a whimsical world where the delicate snails dominate their…
  • Underground Cave Expeditions Reveal a Whole New World

    katie hosmer
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    British photographer Robbie Shone takes viewers on great adventures through his travels and explorations into the depths of dark caves. With a love of the outdoors, Shone learned early on that he enjoyed the challenge of photographing within the darkness of these magical caverns. During his underground expeditions, he finds creative ways to illuminate the normally pitch black spaces to capture the natural beauty and mystery that lay below the surface of the earth. Hanging from great heights, fighting rough underwater currents, and crawling through incredibly tight spaces, Shone explores…
  • My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Boligán's Sentimental Illustrations

    katie hosmer
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers smile. We are pleased to announce that all of the images featured in this post are now available as prints and canvases through our art store, My Modern Shop.
 
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  • Imagine robotaxis replacing public transit.

    PRand
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    robotaxis replace public transit.. in favor of faster, better and cheaper mobility-on-demand services fulfilled by driverless cars. via forbes [RK] Join the forum discussion on this post
  • Kickstarter’s biggest hits – why crowdfunding now sets the trends.

    PRand
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    kickstarter’s biggest hits – why crowdfunding now sets the trends. artists, filmmakers and technologists can bypass the moneymen to raise millions for their projects. via the guardian [RK] Join the forum discussion on this post
  • 5 things to know about google glass sale.

    PRand
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    5 things to know about google glass sale. google is briefly opening the doors to its google glass explorers program to any u.s. adult with a shipping address. via washington post [RK]
  • Milan 2014. Preview 1.

    PRand
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:03 am
    above> Pretty sure the Carbon Fiber Chair by Michael Young for Coalesse is the production object of Milan 14. Beautiful in concept, execution and weight, or lack thereof. Design director John Hamilton could probably hold ten chairs at arms length. -interview forthcoming. Hall 16. Sony partners with Wallpaper Handmade. 70+ one-of-a-kind objects of furniture, fittings, fashion and food. above> ‘Clerkenwell Coat’ by Wallace & Sewell, Gieves & Hawkes and Designtex. via San Gregorio 39. Rossana Orlandi presents two venues. above> exhibition ‘Untold’ with 10…
  • Amen/lumen. Milan 2014.

    PRand
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    alessandro mendini | joe volutto “Give me a bright idea, blessed lamp!” A lot of people on pilgrimage at the Milan Design Week, looking for sparks and inspirational ideas, relentless run through the streets of the design, touching all the “stations” not to be missed. JoeVelluto (JVLT), with Maestro Alessandro Mendini, offers the “station” cornerstone of this pilgrimage: the exhibition ‘Amen/Lumen’ at the space MARS Milan. Anyone who comes will be able to reach this goal and find the real Enlightenment. event: AMEN/LUMEN | curated by beppe finessi when:…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • 'Pierre and the Almond Tree' by Érika Muller, Nick Ballon and Tomás Alonso at Victor Hunt Gallery

    Collecting Design
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:25 am
    Brussels ‘Pierre and the Almond Tree’ is a collaborative exhibition inspired by 90 year old artist Pierre Leron Lesur and the source of his work the Almond tree. read more
  • Barber & Osgerby Premier a Gaggle of New Works

    Collecting Design
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Milan Britain's design dream team, Barber & Osgerby, were busy this year in Milan - having premiered new works for five manufacturers including: a new collection of five pieces for Vitra including the Mariposa sofa, Planophore shelves, Wood Table and Wood bench as well as Zeb bar stool. They have also launched the Button and Tobi Ishi tables for B&B Italia, upholstery for Knoll, Port vase for Venini and Mews tile collection for Mutina. read more
  • 'Fetishism' an exhibition curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano

    Collecting Design
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Milan During 2014’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Edelkoort Exhibitions presents an inspirational exhibition to express a newly emerging trend in design and culture... read more
  • Moooi 2014 new collection presentation at via Savona 56

    Collecting Design
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    Milan From the 7th to the 13th of April, for the 53rd edition of the Salone del Mobile, Moooi welcomes you to enjoy and gather inspiration at their presentation in via Savona 56. read more
  • Sarah Lucas Furniture

    Collecting Design
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Milan From 8th to 12th April 2014, Sadie Coles HQ presents 14 limited edition, numbered, stamped and signed new furniture designs by the British artist Sarah Lucas, on display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano. read more
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  • Skateboard Strollers

    Spot Cool Stuff
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    One of our favorite pieces of luggage is the Samsonite Micro Suitcase Scooter† — it’s a regular-looking wheeled carry-on with a built-in skateboard. Flip the skateboard down your bag will scoot you around the airport! The Suitecase Scooter made us wonder what other products have been combined with skateboards. One surprising such product we found: baby strollers! Two stroller-skateboard hybrids especially stood out to us. One, the Longboard Stroller from Quinny, is still in the concept phase. The other, the Sidekick Stroller Board from Orbit Baby, is available for purchase…
  • Vienna’s Public Hammock House

    Spot Cool Stuff
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Cool hammocks are more associated with Caribbean beaches and backyard swimming pools than they are the stuff of urban northern European. Yet it is in the middle of Vienna, in the Austrian capital’s Museum Quarter, that you’ll find the Flederhaus. The five-story public structure is like a sort of hammock village under one roof. Read the rest on our cool travel blog
  • 5 MORE Cool Outdoor Lights

    Spot Cool Stuff
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:31 am
    Previously, Spot Cool Stuff reviewed five creative lights and lamps designed for outdoor use. With warm summer nights once again drawing us outside for patio dinners and into the backyard for late night hanging out, we thought we’d share five more outdoor lights we like. Each offers some degree of weather-proofing. Each is also, in it’s own way, cool: Ferry Berries Fortune Products No fairies are harmed in the production of Fairy Berries. Which is good, because there’s no other light that can add nighttime whimsy to a backyard as easily, as cheaply and in as cool a fashion.
  • The Cute, Pre-Fab Bunkie

    Spot Cool Stuff
    6 Jan 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Spot Cool Stuff has seen multitudes of small, prefabricated structures. Even among that stiff competition, The Bunkie stands out. First, there’s the way the structure’s design came about. It’s the product of an unusual collaboration between an architectural firm (BLDG) and a furniture maker (608 Design). Indeed, it is hard to tell if The Bunkie is a small piece of architecture or a large, complex piece of furniture. The Premier Plus model of The Bunkie (pictured right) comes with a wall bed, drawers, shelves and a fireplace built in (along with a table and four chairs). With…
  • Kids Furniture That Grows Up

    Spot Cool Stuff
    20 Dec 2013 | 1:28 pm
    Mazel tov on your expected first born child. Now comes the first fun part of being a parent — coming up with the perfect baby name — and the first expensive and time consuming part — buying all the stuff you’ll need for when little Terwilliger enters the world. Picking out baby furniture can be especially daunting. Much of it is as expensive as adult furniture. Except, unlike a quality sofa or bed, you can’t enjoy baby furniture for long before your little one outgrows it. Or maybe you can. Some baby furniture is designed to grow with your child from baby, to toddler, to…
 
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    Remodelista

  • Editors' Picks: 10 Metallic Sandals for Spring

    Alexa Hotz
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Metallics are an easy route to bold dressing. The slip of a silver heel at the base of a garment is transformative, and its reflective quality is a perfect match for the bright light of spring and summer. We've been taking note of the recent heavy dose of metallic shoes on the market, and, one by one, pairs of copper sandals, gold clogs, and silver pumps have been trickling into the office. Here's the full reveal: Above: Justine has had her PePe Silver Sandals ($185) from Makie from years. "Once again, comfortable, effortless style from Italy. They're great for a summer evening…
  • Enter to Win: Eileen Fisher Eco Giveaway

    Remodelista Team
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Celebrate Earth Day with Eileen Fisher by entering their #THISISECO Facebook Giveaway now through Sunday, April 20. Eileen Fisher wants to know: What's your eco style? Head to the contest announcement on the Eileen Fisher Facebook page and tell Eileen which of the two pieces below fits your eco style. Once you comment, you will be automatically entered to win a $250 Eileen Fisher gift card and an exclusive eco tote bag. The winner will be announced on the Eileen Fisher Facebook page on April 21. Click here for full Terms & Conditions.   More Stories from Remodelista…
  • 5 Favorites: Bright Metal Lights for Under $125

    Izabella Simmons
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Why not add a splash of color with a light fixture? Lately, we've detected a trend in powder-coated and painted-metal lamp designs. Here are five affordable standouts. Above: The Shaded Pendant Lamp comes in mint green, black, white, and brass, and has a cloth twisted cord in black, white, or beige. Choose from hardwired or plugged in with an on-off switch on the cord; $85 from Las Vegas-based OneFortyThree.    Above: Another colorful option from OneFortyThree, the swiveling Swing Lamp is available in eight powder-coated color finishes. It's made in three…
  • An Organizer's Dream: An Art Studio with Color-Coded Built-In Storage

    Meredith Swinehart
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    This custom-designed artist's workspace in Tel Aviv is likely to induce envy in anyone who works from home—or, really, anyone who has more than a few papers lying around. The studio is located within the artist's apartment in a 60-year-old concrete building in Tel Aviv. Presented with a long list of storage requirements—the artist wanted to have her daily tools within easy reach, to be able to display some of her work, and to have a place to archive the rest—and unable to expand the 190-square-foot space, Israeli architects Studio Raanan Stern created an inventive…
  • A Fashion Designer's Color-Blocked Cafe in Copenhagen

    Alexa Hotz
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A good friend of mine recently alerted me to a new cafe masterminded by fashion designer Henrik Vibskov (we both share an affinity for his avant-garde clothing). The cafe is located in Copenhagen's Papirøen (Paper Island), near The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where my friend is studying, and it's the best place for a quick dose caffeine and color inspiration between classes. Den Plettede Gris ("The Spotted Pig") is actually the result of Vibskov leasing a few buildings in Papirøen, one of which is his brand's main studio; a condition of the lease was establishing a…
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • Improving Access to Medical Oxygen

    Anthony Gregorio
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Oxygen Gap Rwanda and Kenya experience an infant mortality rate that is eight to ten times greater than that of the U.S. The top six causes are all related to respiratory failure, and in many cases these deaths are avoidable if patients receive proper ventilation and oxygen. However, access to oxygen in east Africa is limited, expensive and unreliable. GE decided to fix this, and recruited frog to help. The agreement was that GE provides the equipment – two quarter-million dollar pieces of machinery that create pure oxygen from air – and we turn each of them into a business…
  • What Do frogs Read?

    Various frogs
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    On a daily basis, frogs email tidbits of knowledge in the form of a podcast recommendation or an article link. We're constantly listening to the musings around us and believe keeping a list of podcasts, articles, and magazines is beneficial to our intellectual diet. So, we decided to pose a simple question to frogs around the world: What do you read? Below you'll find a list of the top five books, websites, podcasts, periodicals, and blogs we consume and love. What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.   Books Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries,…
  • We Are the Builders of Tech Revolutions. Why Are They Still a Surprise?

    Sheldon Pacotti
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:06 pm
    We should expect another digital revolution, or two, or three.  In fact, I would like to think we could plot them like stops on a subway line, or – introducing free will – cities on a map. Nonetheless, I must confess that even being a software engineer, I was puzzled during the ‘90s when I read an article about a company with the odd name of “Amazon” that was building warehouses to replace all of retail.  It was like I had woken up to the sound of bulldozers constructing an airport next to my house, and I was a farmer living in 1850.  More…
  • Launching Point B’s Design-Thinking Center for Community Engagement in Myanmar

    Rochelle Ardesher & David Sherwin
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    After more than 50 years under military rule, Myanmar (formerly Burma) is just beginning to open up to be a free and democratic nation. The people of Myanmar currently face challenges and complexity that vastly exceed the creative resources available to address them. Point B Design + Training (pointB), a partner of frog, is leveraging this unique time and context to change the story of Myanmar from seeing problems to creating new possibilities. “Most higher education programs focus on critical thinking skills. This is good but it only gets you halfway to your goal,” says Tun Bobo,…
  • Reviewing Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

    Matt Conway
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
      I’ll admit it. I was ready to dislike the new FOX and National Geographic series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. You don’t mess with a man’s childhood memories. The original series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyageintroduced millions of viewers to Carl Sagan, a name I already knew at age 15 from reading nearly all his books. Sagan was the best of his breed, commanding a poetry I found missing in other science writers. He was smart, passionate, and a masterful clarifier of the most complex ideas. I wanted to be like that when I grew up. At a time when most kids had…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • Great logo’s help you in gaining a diverse audience globally

    Ben Johnson
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    There is a famous saying by Karl Lagerfeld that “Logos and branding are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English–but are great in remembering signs” Even if someone doesn’t understand English they know what the Logo Design of apple signifies they know the importance of the company  [ Read More ]
  • A good logo can say more about your company than any other marketing tool

    Ben Johnson
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:03 am
    A logo for any company small or big will represent your company on many levels and on various platforms. Be it print or marketing. To begin with, without a logo it would be impossible for your customers to identify you from anyone else and you or any business won’t ever want that to happen isn’t  [ Read More ]
  • Make your sweetie feel loved this valentine’s!

    Ben Johnson
    13 Feb 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Through the ages, the roots of St Valentine have passed several legends leading us to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The Cupid, the Roman god of love represents Valentine’s Day. It is a day for sweethearts! It’s the day to share and respect the love with people around. It is the day to show your feelings and  [ Read More ]
  • Christmas a holiday for everyone to enjoy!

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

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

  • Spring DIY Craft Ideas {Living Creative Thursday}

    Amy Locurto
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Today is Living Creative Thursday where we share creative ideas, meet others in the blogging community and get inspired! April’s theme is “Spring”. I had a blast last week getting great ideas from everyone like this hilarious Bunny Butt Kid’s Lunch idea shared by Jill at Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons! Jill has all kinds of fun spring ideas, be sure to visit her blog to see them all. I think my favorite social media site right now is Instagram! If  you’re not following me over there yet, I hope you’ll join me today for Living Creative Thursday as I share…
  • Easy DIY Spring Wreath Craft

    Amy Locurto
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    I love making new wreaths for my home and the easier the better! I bought some plain grapevine wreaths at a garage sale for a few dollars last year and finally doing something crafty with them. I hope my latest DIY Spring wreath craft inspires you to get creative at home! I recently spruced up our tree house with a new blue door. The wreath I originally had on the door came from inside my daughter’s room. It’s pretty, but not functional for outdoor weather. Since there is not a roof over the tree house door, the wreath’s bucket would have filled fast with water anytime it…
  • FUN Spring Fling Pinterest Party & HUGE Giveaway!

    Amy Locurto
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
     Save the date for APRIL 29th! Spring Has Sprung! It’s that time of year… time for some Spring Pinning! I’m SO pleased to announce the FIRST EVER Spring Fling Party ON Pinterest with some of your Favorite Bloggers! Very soon, I will be guest pinning on the One-Stop DIY Shop Pinterest Board which is full of extreme craftiness. Plus, I’m teaming up with the creators to host a LIVE PARTY on PINTEREST! There is also a HUGE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY with TWO winners!! {Keep scrolling down to enter the giveaway!} So, mark your calendars for APRIL 29th! …and check out all of the…
  • How to Paint an Exterior Door | Tree House Porch Makeover

    Amy Locurto
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Spring is here and I’m happy to show you my quick tree house porch makeover that I worked on over the weekend. I painted the door in four easy steps and will walk you through how I did it today. If you haven’t seen our tree house yet, hop on over and get the full tour here. All winter, the tree house has been used for a boy fort. I was shocked to go inside to find 6 giant Nerf guns, toys and furniture moved all over the place (mostly to block the door from the opposite team) and the floor covered in leaves! The door was practically kicked down and there were even boy sized muddy…
  • Wine To Go Cup! Why Didn’t I think of this?

    Amy Locurto
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    I’m calling today Fab Find Happy Friday and sharing a great product for a party or gift! My neighbors are good friends and a lot of fun. Since the weather has turned nice, we’ve been having happy hour in someone’s yard each Friday. We haul out the fold up chairs, ice chests, snacks and drinks. The kids have a blast playing while the parents hangout. I about died laughing when one of my friends showed up with what looked like a sippy cup for wine… the Vino2Go cup! LOL So of course I had to put a photo of it on Instagram. It sounds like everyone knew about these cups but…
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    The Office Stylist

  • High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this dark, Mid-Century workspace

    The Office Stylist
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whatever your taste, having a put together and great looking workspace doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Even the most stylish of offices can be recreated for a fraction of the cost. Don’t worry about matching everything exactly, it’s more about conveying the vibe of the office than making a carbon copy.  1 | 2... View full post > Related posts: High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this rustic, luxe workspace High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this modern + vintage workspace High-Low Workspace— Get the look of this GLAM exotic black workspace
  • Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry Acai!

    The Office Stylist
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    We’ve all been there, the bad work week, the impossible meeting, the last day of the week that also left you feeling like you need a year long vacay. As much as rough work weeks suck, there is nothing better than a girls night in to cure your work blues. I love to spend time... View full post > Related posts: Hate Mondays? 12 Yummy Sunday Night Dinner Recipes that Make Monday Easier to Deal With How to Stay Healthy (and Burn Calories!) at Work Perfect Pairing: Strawberry + Goat Chese Platter with Stella Artois Apple Cidre
  • Reader question: How to Have Dark Colors in your Office without it Seeming Gothic

    The Office Stylist
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I LOVE getting questions from my readers on how to have a more stylish and inspiring office space. I believe that EVERYONE can have the workspace they love, without having to hire a designer or fish out thousands of dollars to do so. And now for my reader question! “Hello, I have a office with absolutely... View full post > Related posts: Lighten up that DARK workspace 3 Colors to Paint Your Office if You’re Afraid of Color Colors at the Office: What Color to Use and Where
  • Hate Mondays? 12 Yummy Sunday Night Dinner Recipes that Make Monday Easier to Deal With

    The Office Stylist
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Its Sunday night and you’re sitting around the table (or TV) with family and then all of a sudden it hits you: I’ve got to go to work tomorrow. There is nothing worse than realizing you have a jam packed day on the night you’re supposed to be relaxing and enjoying good food with the... View full post > Related posts: Pets at Work with Red Start your Monday off with a Quote Fall, Client meetings, Christmas decor, Yummy food- September Weekend at a Glance
  • La Petite Peach’s Cape Cod Inspired Home Office Space

    The Office Stylist
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    Describe your office space to us Our office actually used to be our garage! I had a vision of opening up the space to allow as much natural light in as possible. Keeping the floor, ceiling, desks and bookshelves off white the office is able to make full use of the natural light. Pairing the... View full post > Related posts: Styled by Noir’s STYLIZED Home Office Space Brownell Travel’s Home Away from Home Office Space Sean’s Home Office
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    PSFK

  • Yelp For Doctors Reviews The Best And Worst Treatments

    Leah Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Designed to give doctors access to a database of knowledge, SharePractice is a free platform where physicians can share their knowledge and experience, as well as comment and consult about different treatments. SharePractice was co-founded by Dr. Andrew Brandeis who is the current CEO. When he was in medical school, he and another student shared a Dropbox account where they stored stuff they learned from their teachers. Even after he graduated and started practicing medicine, he still referred to that account. In addition, he kept in touch with mentors for advice. He realized that there…
  • Venmo Lets You Fling Virtual Dollar Bills Into Your Friends Faces While Paying Back Debts

    Ross Brooks
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Paying your friends back doesn’t have to be such a serious affair, especially if you use an entertaining new app called “Stacks” to “Make It Rain” real money on your friends who have Venmo accounts. Created by Jeff Hodsdon and Adam Kopec, the app is probably one of the few times you will enjoy giving money away. The pair originally came up with the idea for the app when they noticed just how many people using Venmo had a sense of humor, as explained by Hodson: “Venmo users are funny— most of them, as you see with friends, payment comments are hilarious.
  • Build Your Next Handbag From Scratch With These Lego-Like Pieces

    Tiffany Nesbit
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Every fashionista has a similar story. She spent hours creating a look that she eventually perfected, but just as she stepped outside she spotted someone wearing the same thing. Despite the usually low cost, merchandise made for the masses has some major drawbacks; it takes away from our natural desire to stand out and feel special. Fortunately, the people at Bamin (Build And Make It Now) have created a way to make us feel, and look, a little more unique. Created by fashion journalist and entrepreneur Robert Cordero in 2012, Bamin is a New York based, invite-only fashion boutique, whose goal…
  • Google Glass Launches Home Try-On Program

    Leah Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    It seems Google Glass has piloted a program where people can try on a sample unit before actually purchasing one. The program is similar to what eyewear company Warby Parker has. In Warby Parker’s home try-on program, buyers can pick out five pairs that they are interested in and the company sends them to the customer for free, with return shipping included. With Google Glass, potential Explorers receive four different types of frames and colors to see how the device looks on them. The samples they receive are non-functioning. That is, the USB port has been destroyed to prevent the…
  • All-In-One Cup Lets You Make An Espresso Shot In The Microwave

    Leah Gonzalez
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    No time to brew your own coffee or run to the nearest shop for a shot of espresso? Here’s a portable coffee maker for you. Piamo is a portable coffee maker that takes only 30 seconds to brew a cup of espresso using a microwave. Piamo consists of a cup, a filter, and a water chamber. To make coffee, the user need to fill the chamber with water, insert a coffee pad or ground coffee into the filter, stack them together, flip them, and attach them to the cup before popping the whole thing into the microwave for 30 seconds. The pressure pushes the water through the coffee in the filter and…
 
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    Neoformix

  • Markham Winter of 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Winter has finally ended in Markham where I live and it has seemed a very long and cold season this year. I decided to take a look at the weather data from Environment Canada and see whether my impression is supported by the data. The result is the graphic below. Click on it to see a larger version. Yes, 2014 was the coldest winter in Markham since 1994. We had an average temperature during the winter of -8.2 C this year and in 1994 it was -9.2 C. Both last year and especially 2012 were warmer than usual so it likely felt that much worse in comparison. We also had the 4th most snow in the…
  • Toronto Visible Minorities

    27 Sep 2013 | 4:30 am
    Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world. According to the 2011 National Household Survey, 46% of the population were foreign-born immigrants and 47% are members of a visible minority. (ref) These immigrants come from a wide variety of places across the globe and their diversity makes the city a truly remarkable place. I have created a Dot Map that shows a single point for every person in the Toronto area, coloured by visible minority status. There are 5,700,628 in all and they are positioned at their place of residence and coloured based on the information from the 2011 census and…
  • Toronto 311 Visualization

    6 Sep 2013 | 4:20 am
    The calls people make into the 311 service line in Toronto give an interesting glimpse into the pulse of the city. The City of Toronto makes this data available through their Open Data initiative. I did some analysis and design work with it to produce a visualization for illuminating time-based patterns during 2012. The visualization is a set of small multiple calendar heatmaps, one for each data series. The one shown above is for reports about 'long grass and weeds'. I was inspired to use this visual form by this example: Vehicles involved in fatal crashes by Nathan Yau. I experimented with…
  • Visual Book Selector

    8 May 2013 | 5:00 am
    One common pattern I see in many interactive applications is to support a person who is selecting a few items from some larger set. Often these items have various characteristics that the person wants to use in some way to guide their selection process. The characteristics can be numeric quantities, dates, categories, or names of things. Showing all the items in a list and allowing the person to sort by one of the attributes is often a decent default solution. In other cases it's more useful to consider multiple attributes at a time during the selection process. Maybe you want items that are…
  • Star Wars Movie Fingerprints

    27 Mar 2013 | 4:35 am
    Recently YouTube had a video that showed all six Star Wars movies at once. They were placed in a 2 by 3 matrix and had an audio track of all the movies superimposed. It was an interesting experiment that has since been removed based on copyright grounds. Before it was removed I was able to do some simple analysis on the video and extract some details of the individual episodes of the Star Wars series. Basically, I produced something very similar to a classic work called Cinema Redux™ by Brendan Dawes, done in 2004. Each individual movie in the series was reduced to a collection of small…
 
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    The Design Files

  • Interview · Kara Rosenlund

    Lucy
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Horse portrait.  Photography and styling - Kara Rosenlund. Orchard.  Photography and styling - Kara Rosenlund. Apple picking for apple pressing. Photography and styling - Kara Rosenlund. Outback entertaining. Photography and styling – Kara Rosenlund. Winter interior.  Photography and styling - Kara Rosenlund. Kara inside Frankie, her mobile homewares store ‘Travelling Wares’. Photography - Sharyn Cairns. For most of you, today’s interviewee will probably need no introduction! Kara Rosenlund is the ultimate ‘slashie’, working as a photographer /…
  • Sydney Garden · Jonathan West, Shauna Greyerbiehl & Family

    Lucy
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We are so excited today to launch our very first GARDENS column, in collaboration with Sydney based landscape designer and founder of The Planthunter website, Georgina Reid!  Georgina will share a new garden with us once a month. We’ve been working closely to pull together a unique edit of creative outdoor spaces, kicking off today with this gorgeous, tiny family garden in Erskineville, Sydney. – Lucy The Sydney Garden of Jonathan West, Shauna Greyerbiehl and Family. The kauri pine doors with brass detailing form a lovely focal point from the house. The crepe myrtle…
  • Sydney Home · Paul Davies and Sarah Noye Davies

    Lucy
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Sydney apartment of artist Paul Davies and his wife Sarah who works in publicity.  The chandelier was wedding gift, black and white abstract painting is by Paul Davies (acrylic on canvas, 2007),  painting on right hand side is also by Paul Davies, entitled ‘Home in Blue Forest’ (acrylic on linen 2014).  Photo - Sean Fennessy, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files. Dining room looking through to kitchen and bedroom. Artwork on wall, ‘Palette Mosaic’ by Paul Davies (acrylic and resin on canvas).  Dining table – vintage sewing machine table…
  • Tasty Tuesday · Spicy Fish With Tahini Sauce

    Lucy
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There’s nothing like a whole fish served at the table to really impress your dinner guests!  Today, Mario presents his spicy snapper with tahini sauce, another tribute to his Mum’s traditional Lebanese home cooking.  - Lucy Amazing Spicy Fish with Tahini Sauce by Mario Karem of Mario’s Kitchen. Styling – Stefanie Ingram. Photo – Luisa Brimble for The Design Files. There’s no way I was going to leave this one out! It’s a total tribute to my mum, who used to present this with such relish and ceremony at so many special dinners. It’s kind of her signature…
  • Julian Meagher · The Sky Still Breaks

    Lucy
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘Floating In A Darkened Sky’ by Julian Meagher, oil on linen, 120cm x 120cm. ‘Bigger than the Mountains’ by Julian Meagher, oil on linen, 66cm x 51cm. ‘Straight into the Sun’ self portrait by Julian Meagher, oil on linen, 66cm x 51cm. You might recall we love the work of Sydney based painter Julian Meagher, and were thrilled to include his incredible work in our TDF Open House project in Melbourne and Sydney last year. Since we last saw Julian his profile has been well and truly on the rise – earlier this year he gained representation with the…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Aston Martin logo evolution

    David Airey
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin as ‘Bamford & Martin Ltd.’ 1914 saw the birth of the name ‘Aston Martin’ following one of Lionel Martin’s successful runs at the Aston Hill Climb in Buckinghamshire, England. 1921-1926 Financial problems plagued the company over the next decade with the business forced to close in 1925 only to be rescued by a group of investors in 1926, forming ‘Aston Martin Motors Ltd.’ One year later, the AM monogram was replaced with the iconic Aston Martin wings. 1927 1930 1932 1939 1947 saw the dawn of the…
  • Islamic Solidarity

    David Airey
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:56 am
    “The Conference of Islamic Solidarity was held in Mecca and sponsored by Saudi Arabia to initiate cultural exchanges between Islamic states. The symbol was formed out of six crescents to represent the six Muslim countries who took part. The configuration is also reminiscent of the band used in Arab headdress.” Classic. Designed by Alan Fletcher in 1968 while part of Crosby Fletcher Forbes, before moving on to co-found Pentagram in 1972. View more from Alan Fletcher (1931-2006) in this excellent archive.
  • New SFA logo axed a few days after launch

    David Airey
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier this month, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Texas unveiled a new logo. It took months to complete, but has already been axed after students and alumni petitioned against it. The new (axed) SFA logo The old (retained) SFA logo Watch a video report on the KLTV website. I can understand why an update was considered because anyone unfamiliar with the original might read it as “9FA” or “SEA.” I always have sympathy for the designers involved when there’s this kind of “trial by social media.” Via Brand New.
  • Jigsaw

    David Airey
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:40 am
    Lovely work by Pentagram partner Emily Oberman for Jigsaw. Jigsaw is the production company of the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. “Jigsaw’s name is inspired by the ‘jigsaw’ teaching technique, which makes each student in a class responsible for a different aspect of knowledge of a particular subject. The various perspectives come together to form a full picture and elevate the level of education for all. Gibney uses a similar collaborative strategy in his documentaries, assembling multiple points of view to tell complex stories.” Project…
  • Milton Glaser on the Florence logo

    David Airey
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Earlier this month, Milton Glaser was interviewed by Italian journalist Diana Di Nuzzo about the new logo for the city of Florence. In reference to the similarity with the Prague logo, Milton said, “Not only is [the Florence design] inadequate and doesn’t serve its purpose, but it is also stolen. How embarrassing can you get?” He went on to comment about Florence’s decision to use a design contest to produce the result. “When you had a thousand submissions there was no possibility that the best could be selected. You can’t select the best from a thousand…
 
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    swissmiss

  • Artifact Uprising

    swissmiss
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Artifact Uprising is an iphone app that allows you to beautifully tell your story with soft- and hardcover books and postcards. Beautifully designed. Simple. Definitely giving this a try. (via Chris Glass)
  • We have come a long way

    swissmiss
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    We have come a long way. This is what a Go-Pro looked like in 1960s. Made me chuckle.
  • Geos Print

    swissmiss
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    Lovely simple geometric forms print by onomatopoeic. I’d hang it in my studio.
  • LEGO Bunny

    swissmiss
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    This LEGO Easter bunny gets my two thumbs up.
  • Oldest Living Things In the World

    swissmiss
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Earlier last week I got my hands on Rachel Sussman‘s Oldest Living Things in The World Book. It is absolutely stunning. Since 2004 Rachel has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. The work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science. (In November of 2010 Rachel told her story at CreativeMornings.) Her book contains 125 photographs, 30 essays on her 30 subjects, original inforgraphics, and contributions by New York Times science columnist Carl…
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  • Mott 32 Restaurant - Hong Kong

    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hong Kong seems to have more than enough restaurants, yet new ones keep opening up and the best candidates always do well. The latest in the Chinese restaurant genre is Mott 32, in the Standard Chartered Bank Building in Central. We love the echoes of the past that are visible everywhere at Mott 32 without turning the establishment into a traditional Chinese restaurant. It is all cool vibes and modern touches perfectly suitable for urban Hong Kong of today, but in a skilfully prepared wrapping of patina and allure. The 7,500 square foot (697 sq.m.) restaurant is a design collaboration between…
  • Gilded Lily Bar - New York

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New York restaurateurs, Eric Marx and Lisle Richards, known for the Wayfarer at The Quin, have taken on a massive project and turned a Meatpacking District haunt into party central.   The pair opened the elegant Monarch Room earlier this year and just recently, right below it, the Gilded Lily bar. The location of the Monarch and the Gilded Lily is 408 West 15th Street, the former home of the 70s and 80s gay party spot, Crisco Disco. The building has stood empty for three decades while the District around it has been transformed.   To create the interior for Gilded Lily, Marx and…
  • Wirra Willa - Somersby, Australia

    3 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wirra Willa is a tiny, tranquil pavilion located in Somersby, NSW, Australia, on an 80-acre property that formerly operated as a citrus fruit orchard.   Designed by architect Matthew Woodward for his father, the pavilion is only 72 square meters (775 sq.ft) in size and it is surrounded by a 36 square meter (387 sq.ft) courtyard. The villa complements the existing larger residence on the remote property and provides a special, separate place for reflection and rest. It can also be used as a self-contained guest house. The architect’s inspiration was the Fansworth House designed by…
  • The Jane, Antwerp, Belgium

    23 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Opening this week in Antwerp, Belgium, The Jane restaurant designed by Piet Boon has all the building blocks of a success. An intriguing building: A chapel of a former military hospital that gives the restaurant the aura of a sacred place mixed with a certain darkness.  An interesting location: Antwerp’s ’t Groen Kwartier that with its lofts in restored buildings and green areas designed by famous architects is developing into a trendy area. A famous chef-owner: Sergio Herman with his young right-hand man Nick Bril running the establishment. A renowned designer: Dutch Piet…
  • Australian Artist: CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We discovered Australian artist CJ Hendry through her Instagram account and were immediately blown away by her work. Armed with only paper and pen, she creates magnificent, photorealistic black-and-white images in large format. Her subjects are generally high-end fashion objects, such as a Hermes scarf or a Louis Vuitton horse head, but they can also be other inanimate objects including sculls and guns.   The pieces are mesmerizing visual objects in their own right, but once you realize they are created by just pen and ink, you really start to appreciate the skill and patience involved.
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    Lovely Package

  • 2014 A’ Design Award Winners

    Lovely Package
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Lovely Package presents the winners of the 2014 A’ Design Awards & Competition. Each year creative agencies compete for honor, prestige and international recognition. The A’ Design Award & Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, design companies and other businesses in the manufacturing industry worldwide. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites,…
  • East Van Vodka

    Lovely Package
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:15 am
    Designed by Cause+Affect | Country: Canada “Odd Society Spirits is a small-batch craft distillery in the heart of East Vancouver and Cause+Affect was responsible for its entire brand including naming, logo, brand story and website as well as the distillery and tasting lounge interior design and individual product naming and packaging design along with copywriting. East Van Vodka is the first spirit distilled by Odd Society, which opened its doors for business on Powell Street at the foot of Commercial Drive in late October 2014.” “Cause+Affect designed the East Van Vodka…
  • Mack Isbjørn

    Lovely Package
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Designed by by north™ | Country: Norway “In February 2014 Mack Isbjørn is back on the shelves after being away since 2007. This is the first project by north™ has taken on for Macks Ølbryggeri, the worlds northernmost brewery. The goal for Isbjørn is to establish it as a competitor to products like Tuborg pilsener and Ringnes pilsener who today dominate the lower price-bracet in the beer-category in Norway, and to recruit new customers to Mack. The design lends it’s language from Swiss Modernism and challenges the traditional beer-design seen in the category, which makes it…
  • Alcoholidays

    Lovely Package
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:02 am
    Designed by One Trick Pony | Country: United States “This is the 10th year our agency is celebrating the “Alcoholidays,” so we had to commemorate the occasion in true, ridiculous, and overthe- top style. We created 12 new holidays for our clients to celebrate throughout the year, casted different men from the agency as models for each month, and put the ladies in control to flip the pin-up calendar stereotype on its head. We wrapped the whole thing up in a 2-color overprint technique that required custom decoder glasses to see, and bound it on a die-cut chipboard that was…
  • Anchor Cheddar

    Lovely Package
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:02 am
    Designed by Elmwood | Country: United Kingdom “Global brand design consultancy Elmwood has revealed a new packaging design for the cheddar range from much-loved brand Anchor®. The redesign comprises block cheddar in mature, extra mature and lighter, as well as sliced and grated variants, and will be rolled out across supermarkets nationwide from February 2014. Elmwood were tasked with creating a design that would perfectly balance Anchor’s® ‘Tastes Like Home’ ethos with a high quality product message. The new range look also needed to be recognisably Anchor® while achieving…
 
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    The Inspiration Room

  • The World’s Toughest Job

    Duncan Macleod
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    American Greetings and Cardstore is running “The World’s Toughest Job”, an online video campaign promoting Mother’s Day greetings for May 11, 2014. The four minute video sets up a scenario in which 24 job seekers are interviewed through online video conversations for a job with unlimited hours, no breaks and a list of demanding responsibilities, listed as Director of Operations at a company called Rehtom Inc (rehtom.net). Finally all is revealed. It’s about moms as professionals of the highest order. “The most important job is also the world’s…
  • Volkswagen Optical Illusion Photography Recreated

    Duncan Macleod
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Volkswagen is promoting 360° Area View Camera in a print advertising campaign using optical illusions in photography. “One angle is not enough. Volkswagen 360° Area View Camera.” Four trick photos challenge viewers to take a second look: Dog, Baby, Boy and Girl. The low res photos recreate examples of the funny illusion internet meme. Credits The 60° Area View campaign was developed at DDB Espana, Barcelona, Spain, by chief creative officer José Maria Roca de Vinyals, creative directors Javier Meléndez, Pedro Andragnes, Paco Cabrera, art director Aldo Ferretto, copywriter…
  • What if you were invited to your own funeral?

    Duncan Macleod
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The Belgian Road Safety Institute (BIVV/IBSR) is running an integrated road safety advertising campaign centred on a funeral for six people known for their speeding. Families and friends invited the drivers to the mock funeral on March 29, held in French and Dutch, where they were able to reflect on the impact of a death on the road. The emotional reality check was caught on hidden cameras in the funeral parlour. The resulting YouTube video, “What if you were invited to your own funeral?”, has had over 2.5 million views since its launch on April 7. The Go For Zero campaign…
  • The Amazing Spider-Man amazed by his Evian baby-me

    Duncan Macleod
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    French water brand evian has launched a new episode in the Baby & Me campaign tied in with the Marc Webb film, The Amazing Spider Man 2. Peter Parker’s super hero persona comes face to face with himself as a child before entering into a superhero dance off. The campaign includes the production of 5000 collector bottles, and elements on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook elements, with the hashtag #evianSpiderMan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyV57QlGUGI Credits The Spiderman campaign was developed at BETC Paris by executive creative directors Remi Babinet and Filip…
  • Thai Life Insurance Unsung Hero Warms Hearts

    Duncan Macleod
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Thai Life Insurance has produced a new inspiring heart warming commercial, “Unsung Hero”, encouraging viewers to reflect on what’s really important in life. A young man living in the city interacts with those he meets in a spirit of generosity and compassion, without expecting recognition or reward. And yet he does discover something of the good life in the process, seeing changes in his community through a growing plant, a young girl seeking an education, a hungry dog in search of a friend. The video is featured on the microsite, thaigoodstories.com, in which a new story is…
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    Bit Rebels

  • Smart Jeans Bring The Ultimate In Comfort And Functionality

    Richard Darell
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    As early adopters of cutting edge technology and geeks living and breathing our lifestyle, we all know comfort requires a combination of stretch and functionality. Too many times have we bought clothes that turn out to be either too rigid and stale or too loose, which makes them a sure way to [...]The post Smart Jeans Bring The Ultimate In Comfort And Functionality appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Does Having An iPhone Really Make You Smarter?

    Richard Darell
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The title of this article has been a lingering question for as long as the smartphone has existed. Today we’re going to indulge in the results from a truly interesting study recently commissioned by Ladbrokes. It has been proven that the type of smart phone you have could reflect your intelligence according to the [...]The post Does Having An iPhone Really Make You Smarter? appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • The State Of Social Media And Online Gaming

    Richard Darell
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Online gaming companies have been slower to embrace the world of social media than might have been expected. Having had a dominant presence online since Internet use became widespread in the late 1990s, and being pioneers themselves, one might have expected that online casinos would have recognized and understood the importance of [...]The post The State Of Social Media And Online Gaming appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • SPIE Career Center Job Board For High Tech Professionals & Geeks

    Bit Rebels
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are many ways to find a new job these days. We know this because we’ve written about many of them. Whether it’s an innovative service that lets you tap into the power of social media, or a super effective job board with specific opportunities in your field, there are more paths [...]The post SPIE Career Center Job Board For High Tech Professionals & Geeks appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 16 Reasons Touch Screen POS Is The Talk Of The Town

    Richard Darell
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Small business owners can’t stop talking about touch screens and POS systems. These two things have been made to go hand in hand and here are not 5, 10, or 15, but 16 excellent reasons why. Hold on while we explain why you hear about touch screens everywhere you go and why [...]The post 16 Reasons Touch Screen POS Is The Talk Of The Town appeared first on Bit Rebels.
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    Dornob

  • Modern Concrete London House Sunken Below Street Level

    Stephanie
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    When a newlywed couple decided they needed more space for their seven children, they looked no further than the garden behind their Victorian home in Battersea, London. But this is no playhouse or mother-in-law cottage – it’s a modern five-bedroom home sunken into a concrete courtyard to provide a sense of privacy and tranquility. Bringing the two families together without giving up their main home required a creative solution, especially since the couple wanted a two-story dwelling that would still meet local restrictions that prevent overlooking neighboring properties. An…
  • Auto-Balancing Shoe Will Save Seniors From Dangerous Falls

    Delana
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Falls are a particularly scary problem for elderly people; they can result in injuries that take months to heal. One statistic states that one in three people aged 65 or older in the US has experienced injuries from falls, and the percentage only goes up as people age. Many elderly people are embarrassed to use assistive devices like canes or walkers. Israeli start-up company B-Shoe Technologies has developed a fantastically helpful new shoe technology that would keep seniors from falling. The B-Shoe (or Balancing Shoe) contains sensors and a small motorized mechanism in its bottom. When the…
  • Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty

    Delana
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Die-hard coffee lovers would give almost anything for a never-ending cup of coffee, but since that isn’t possible, Japanese design firm Nendo worked with Starbucks to create the next best thing. Nendo’s never-ending coffee mugs come in three varieties: Americano, Latte, and Caramel Macchiato. The mugs are full even when they are empty thanks to some clever trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye) graphics on their bottoms. When turned upside down for drying or storing, the mugs appear to be full of the drink they are named after. According to Nendo, the mugs represent…
  • Traditional Dip-Dyed Porcelain Tiles: Little Pieces of Art

    Delana
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Watermark tile series from designer Deborah Osburn is a beautiful example of traditional Japanese textile dying techniques. Each tile is hand-formed and slow-fired, then carefully dyed in a traditional Japanese method. Each tile is individual and embodies the name of the series: Watermark. Authentic indigo and gold verdigris pigments are used to dip, wash and stain each tile. The series was inspired by Osburn’s experiments with unglazed porcelain tiles and cups of indigo pigment. She placed one end of the tiles into the cups, creating a lovely and natural ombré effect. Each tile…
  • Towers Collect Drinking Water From Thin Air in Ethiopia

    Delana
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the mountainous regions of Ethiopia, finding drinkable water is a time-consuming and sometimes dangerous task. Women and children often walk for hours each day just to bring potable water home for their families. Even after the dangerous journey, the water they bring back is often contaminated and unsafe to drink. Vittori Lab has devised an ingenious way to make safe, potable water available without the long treks. The Warka Water Towers were inspired by Ethiopia’s indigenous Warka tree, a type of fig tree that symbolizes fertility and generosity. Warka trees are disappearing from…
 
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    If It's Hip, It's Here

  • Hats Off To Thom Browne and Stephen Jones For Some Seriously Strange Headwear.

    laura sweet
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Thom Browne's menswear collection for Fall Winter 2014 is both sartorial and satirical, to say the least. Ragged edge plaids, giant fat silhouette suits and autumnal leaf camo face make-up are topped... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please visit the website.
  • A-Z of Dance Video Promotes A New Hybrid Denim from Diesel.

    laura sweet
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    To demonstrate the flexibility of Diesel brand's new Jogg jeans, director Jacob Sutton captured some of the world's hottest dancers on the streets and rooftops of Los Angeles wearing the Jogg Jeans... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please visit the website.
  • Six Sweet Rides From Hot Wheels and Just Born.

    laura sweet
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Just Born, Inc., the makers of Easter Peeps and such candy favorites as Mike and Ikes and Hot Tamales, has teamed up with Mattel's Hot Wheels for a limited edition collection of six super sweet... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please visit the website.
  • A Home Whose Driveway Is Functional Indoor Space: The Autofamily House.

    laura sweet
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, the architecture firm behind The Safe House, a wild fortress-like house with moving walls, continues to integrate unique thinking into their designs. Konieczny... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please visit the website.
  • The Street Art Easter Eggs That Would be Perfect For Banksy. Or Any Graffiti Fan.

    laura sweet
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    So, what would be the perfect Easter Egg for Banksy? Definitely one of the Edible Easter Eggs from this collection of Street Art Easter chocolates from Paris-based Jadis et Gourmande. above: the... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please visit the website.
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • Help Me Help You: How Your Sales Team Benefits From Inbound Marketing

    Chuck McMahon
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    After years of working with all kinds of companies, there’s one thing we’ve noticed across the board: there is often a clear divide between marketing departments and sales teams—and sometimes it’s a MAJOR divide. Plain and simple, salespeople don’t want to be told how to do their job by marketing folk, and as such, are highly […] The post Help Me Help You: How Your Sales Team Benefits From Inbound Marketing appeared first on Vital Design.
  • More Than Nerf Guns—Creating a Great Company Culture, Part 1: Core Values

    Crystal Paradis
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Culture” and “Core Values” are terms that get thrown around a lot in today’s version of corporate buzz word bingo—so much so that they run the risk of losing all meaning. But, just like an old adage that became ubiquitous because it was true, underneath these buzzwords can be found the success of companies that […] The post More Than Nerf Guns—Creating a Great Company Culture, Part 1: Core Values appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Your SEO Checklist: 9 Steps to Publish Successful WordPress Blog Posts

    Alex Shaffer
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    Like completing a puzzle, finishing a blog post feels damn good—and today, everyone’s using WordPress to get a piece of the action. But to ensure that your WordPress post has the best chance of being found, read and shared, you’ve got to be diligent about publishing it properly. To help improve your next blog post’s […] The post Your SEO Checklist: 9 Steps to Publish Successful WordPress Blog Posts appeared first on Vital Design.
  • What’s the Password? How To Better Protect Your Website From Hackers

    Adam Walter
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    We’ve all heard about the recent Target data breach that happened last December. Over 100 million people were possibly affected and among them was my wife who, like many others, had done some Christmas shopping at Target. It’s a fact of life that people are out there hacking into our systems with the intention of […] The post What’s the Password? How To Better Protect Your Website From Hackers appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Importance of Typography, Part 2: Four Questions to Help You Choose the Right Typeface & Font

    Scott Prather
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    In Part 1 of our three-part typography series, I discussed some of the basics behind typefaces and fonts—what they are, which ones make up the main categories, how they can convey a message, why they matter and how to value them. Today, in Part 2, I dive in a little deeper and answer how you […] The post The Importance of Typography, Part 2: Four Questions to Help You Choose the Right Typeface & Font appeared first on Vital Design.
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  • Game Of Thrones Throwback Illustrations

    Joel Delane
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    With the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere still fresh in our minds why not take a look at some awesome illustrations to keep our throne-loving eyes teased until next weeks episode. This was the thought process Mike Wrob took when creating “‘Game of Thrones’ 80s/90s Era Characters” for his amazing Tumblr page. Check out some of our favorite characters if they were around during these years. Related articles across the web Game Of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Will Be Free On Xbox One Game Of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Teaser Go Inside The Game Of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Episode…
  • Smartphones to Look Forward to in 2014

    Joel Delane
    15 Jan 2014 | 2:21 am
    Every year, the evolution of the market for smartphones just keeps accelerating.  As technological progressions happen faster every day, we are seeing more capabilities of mobile phones than we ever thought possible before.  Smartphones today are essentially computers which have the convenience of being able to fit in your pocket. As we enter 2014, there will no doubt be some really impressive innovations during the next 12 months.  The dilemma consumers must face with buying smartphones is that the more impressive models, capable of all the most advanced features, are almost too expensive…
  • The Most Futuristic Cars You Could Own Now

    Joel Delane
    20 Nov 2013 | 3:39 am
    In an age in which we seem to have forgotten that looking backwards is not the way forwards, mainstream car design is stalling in manner which could bore any motor vehicle enthusiast to tears. Sure, you can have a few more curves with your Citroen, a more functional door for your Ford, but big-selling designs are changing at such a painfully slow rate that it’s hard to get your head around the idea that half a century ago (and even more recently than that), the shape, style and capabilities of our automobiles were being chopped and changed as quickly as quiffs turned to mullets, to…
 
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    Beautiful Life

  • Rustic Luxury Mountain House

    Jessica
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This unusual mountain house is created by Pearson Design Group and has strong rustic inspiration softened by colorful art touches and elegant contemporary input. The unique living area, that in terms of capturing the full advantage of the surrounding and breathtaking view – is completely located outside, is the first thing that grabs the attention […]
  • Verrado Electric Drift Trike

    Jessica
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You can now buy an electrick drift trike from Local Motors! “An electric-powered drifting tricycle for adults. Sturdy construction. Unique style. Hillsides NOT required.” A traditional Tricycle design, typically with a 20″ front wheel on a BMX fork, with rear wheels consisting of go-kart tires lined with 10″ PVC or HDPE pipe. The plastic sleeve […]
  • The Innovative Bradley Tactile Watch

    Jessica
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    An innovative fashion watch that everyone, including the blind, can touch to tell time. Telling time shouldn’t require vision. The Bradley is a tactile timepiece that allows you to not only see what time it is, but to feel what time it is. The Bradley in this case is Navy Lt. Brad Snyder, who lost […]
  • A Tribute to Budgie – Food Art of Anna Keville Joyce

    Jessica
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Food illustrator & food stylist Anna Keville Joyce see a food in her plate under unusual angle. And perhaps it’s very similar to Hong Yi, his Creativity with Food project we’ve shown you some time ago. Anna’s project entitled “A Tribute to Budgie” represent a series of plate illustrations that are made up of 100% […]
  • Urban Alloy Tower Over Transportation Hub In New York

    Jessica
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Chad Kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM have envisioned “Urban Alloy” as a redefinition of the typical residential tower typology. “The combination of escalating land prices and the acceleration of city migration have made urban renewal based modes of densification unfit for the contemporary city. Urban Alloy is the symbiotic re-purposing of the air rights […]
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    Typebased | Typographic Logo Design Gallery

  • Become a Graphic Designer w/o School | Graphic Design

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Watch more How to Have a Career in Graphic Design videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/509234-How-to-Pick-a-School-Graphic-Design Learn how to become a grap… Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • iCanvasART USA ‘States’ Typographic Map V by Michael Tompsett Canvas Art Print, 26 by 18-Inch

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    iCanvasART USA 'States' Typographic Map V by Michael Tompsett Canvas Art Print, 26 by 18-Inch Canvas size:26x18, 0.75-Inch DeepProfessionally Hand Stretched; Anti-Fade Ultrachrome Inks; 100% Cotton Quality Canvas100% Pine Stretcher Bars; Free Hanging AccessoriesManufacturer Lifetime Warranty; Made in the USANEW and ready to be displayed right out of the box canvas art piece Museum quality USA (States) Typographic Map V By Michael Tompsett Canvas Print. The art piece comes gallery wrapped, ready for wall hanging with no additional framing required. This print is also available in multi-piece…
  • How business image can be optimized by knowing which designer to collaborate with.

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Helps busness maximumize investment in design with Description of the difference visual designers: Illustrator, graphic designer, and User interface designer…
  • Personalized Black and Silver Quality Metal Business Card Holder – Free Engraving

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Personalized Black and Silver Quality Metal Business Card Holder - Free Engraving Quality Personalized Card Holder Free EngravingPlease contact us via Amazon (contact seller) and give us engraving details within 24 hours of purchase.Free Engraving includes 4 lines of text, 30 characters per line.Card Holder measures 3.7" height x 2.3" width.15 different engraving fonts to choose from (second image) Quality Black and Silver Metal Business Card Holder (Holds 14 Business Card) FREE Engraving! We can personalize it FREE 3 lines up to 30 characters per line with your choice of font styles How To…
  • Glitch day is fun! How to type faces.

    admin
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Ha you can also copy and paste.
 
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    Zuno Design Studios Blog

  • The universe is determined to ruin creativity at all costs

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

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

    27 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    There have been countless times when core Joomla! modules just don't cut it. They're close, but lack that one thing that you need it to do. There's no need to fret, though. It's super easy to modify the module to fit your specific need. Now, when I say 'modified', I certainly don't mean actually modifying the code of a core Joomla! module—that would be silly. Instead, we'll be duplicating a module and modifying the duplicate. A practical application There's one core Joomla! module that we modify most often: mod_articles_category We'll need to display a listing of articles using this module,…
  • How to implment Hashtags and Callouts in Android

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Have you ever wondered how to implement #hashtags and @callouts in your app? If you're working with the Instagram or Twitter API, you probably will have to make the decision of implementing this at some point. Have you ever wondered how to implement #hashtags and @callouts in your app? If you're working with the Instagram or Twitter API, you probably will have to make the decision of implementing this at some point. Thankfully, Android makes it really easy to implement this. There's going to be quite a bit of code here, you can view all of it in the git repository for the project. Here's some…
  • Parsing hashtags in PHP

    21 Mar 2014 | 5:44 pm
    While building the latest version of our Los Pulse app, I've found that we've written some code that could be pretty useful for all you Googlers out there. If you've ever worked with the Twitter or Instagram APIs, you'll undoubtedly come across instances where you'll need to link a hashtag within some text. While building the latest version of our Los Pulse app, I've found that we've written some code that could be pretty useful for all you Googlers out there. If you've ever worked with the Twitter or Instagram APIs, you'll undoubtedly come across instances where you'll need to link a hashtag…
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    Garrett Gee

  • Worlds Colliding! Scan + BYU Soccer

    garrettgee
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Today is a very proud day for me. BYU Soccer has began using Scan to sell tickets and season passes. It makes me so happy to see 2 things that I’ve worked so hard on, come together in a beautiful way. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out for yourself : http://scan.me/7gj2fv A Lite Introduction to Scan Scan connects the real world with the digital universe through mobile scanning technologies like QR codes, bar codes, beacons, and more. There are 2 main parts to Scan, the website where any individual or business can create their own custom codes, and the mobile…
  • Message Any Person You Can See – FREE APP IDEA

    garrettgee
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:55 pm
    THE WORTH OF AN IDEA (AS PREVIOUSLY STATED) Are you the type of person who thinks the idea is the most important part of a business and that it should be kept a sacred secret for the world to never see? Or are you the type that understands that execution is far more important and without it, any idea will tragically expire? As you can tell from my highly biased tone, my personal opinion is of the latter. I get to meet with many people wanting to share their ideas with me for feedback or help. Over time, I’ve come to see a very distinct difference between the two mindsets. Those who want…
  • Instagram QR Codes – How I Use My Own Products

    garrettgee
    23 Feb 2014 | 11:55 pm
    When building a product, one of the first things you should ask yourself is whether this is something you would use. That way, at the very least you’ll have 1 user. And if things go really well, 3 years later you’ll have over 50 million ; ) It was about 3 yrs ago when I started working on Scan, a simple app that quickly scans bar codes and QR codes. Also, a website where businesses and individuals can easily generate their own custom codes. Since then, Scan has continued on a mission to enable digital actions in the real world using our mobile scanning technologies. For example,…
  • Tinder, but very much NOT Tinder – FREE APP IDEA

    garrettgee
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:55 pm
    THE WORTH OF AN IDEA Are you the type of person who thinks the idea is the most important part of a business and that it should be kept a sacred secret for the world to never see? Or are you the type that understands that execution is far more important and without it, any idea will tragically expire? As you can tell from my highly biased tone, my personal opinion is of the latter. I get to meet with many people wanting to share their ideas with me for feedback or help. Over time, I’ve come to see a very distinct difference between the two mindsets. Those who want me to sign an NDA…
  • Tahiti Adventure 5

    garrettgee
    19 Dec 2013 | 1:31 am
    This is my photo journal from a recent adventure to French Polynesia with my best of friends. I made this mostly for our own personal memoir, but I also hope we can inspire others who see it to travel more, explore life’s boundaries, and spend more time with loved ones. I love the effect travel has had on my life and am very grateful that we’ve been able to make it a tradition : Tahiti Adventure 1 /// Tahiti Adventure 2 /// Tahiti Adventure 3 /// Tahiti Adventure 4 /// ..and now Tahiti Adventure 5. I’m much more visual than analytical so there’s really not much…
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    DesignFloat Blog

  • How to Choose the Best Color Scheme?

    Helga
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    A good color scheme is extremely important for creation of a good design. There are plenty of tools that can be gathered to help you achieve perfection in your choices of colors. Lot of them tend to offer you the best but this should not stop you from choosing a color scheme that seems to serve your purpose well. Now the point is how to incorporate the best color scheme in order to ensure that it fits your requirements well. Mudcube Color Sphere Mudcube offers you good selection of colour schemes to pick up from. It is one of the most popular handy colour resources for the designers. You can…
  • Surviving the Web Design Challenges of 2014 – What You Need to Know?

    Helga
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Each year brings with it new challenges for web designers and 2014 is no different. In order to meet the diverse challenges that are thrown at you, your fundamentals need to be clear, but that’s not all. You need to be able to predict and identify these challenges and make sure you’ve a solution in place for them. Web design is a domain that was always competitive, but it’s becoming more so over the years. As a designer, your talent will be judged on the basis of whether you were able to face down a designing challenge and come up trumps. This will help you differentiate your services…
  • Logo Design 101 – Everything You Wanted to Know about Logo Design

    Helga
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    Logo design is both an art and science. Get it right and you can significantly contribute to your client’s brand recognition and recall, and improve customer connect. What makes a great logo? A great logo triggers in the viewer’s mind the values that the company stands for. Uniqueness, appropriateness, adaptability, and timelessness are the key characteristics that set great logos apart from the legions of the ordinary. With the multitude of logos that are out there, comes the challenge of creating something that is simple, yet original and evocative. Understand your audience…
  • Web Design in 2014: What to Look Out for?

    Helga
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:38 am
    No matter what it is used for, your website always needs to be attractive enough to make the visitors stay there for a while. The official website for any business plays a significant role in ensuring that it remains profitable. The website helps to capture leads and helps in the expansion of the business. Hence, majority of the business owners look to build their own websites. Different types of trends are emerging with every passing day, which are helping to make the work more interesting. These web design trends in 2014 are expected to make the websites more engaging and interesting in the…
  • Posters of Oscar Winning Movies

    Helga
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:42 am
    It has become a good tradition on our blog to gather movie posters having something special in their design for our readers delight and inspiration. We are not going to break it this time either, but decided to change the rules a little bit in order to avoid repetition. Today you’ll see the posters of Oscar winning movies. Do you follow these annual ceremonies? Just agree that when a movie wins the Oscar it automatically becomes more popular among the viewers. Everybody wants to know what is so special about it. Would you like to know a little more about the ceremony itself? We hope it will…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • A Joyful Home for the Littlest Patients

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Anyone confused by the term ‘environmental graphics’ need only pay a visit to England’s Royal London Hospital’s Children’s Trauma Center where the creative team at Studio Myerscough has created a graphically joyful environment as a welcome counterpoint to the dreary business of pain and sickness. The British designer Morag Myerscough’s penchant for “strong color, big type, stripes, spots and puzzle-like arrangements of geometrical elements, assembled with an affinity for scale and drama,” was clearly tailor-made for lifting spirits. And in…
  • Hella Jongerius Reinterprets Alvar Aalto for Artek

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    A chair designed 70 years ago is getting a very of-the-moment makeover from Hella Jongerius.The prolific Dutch designer is giving Armchair 401, a classic created by Alvar Aalto in 1933, a contemporary makeover via darker wood finishes and ravishing color blocked textilespart of an initial collaboration with Artek on a ‘crisp and tactile collection of classics.’ Introduced at Salone del Mobile in Milan last week, Armchair 401 is only one of several Jongerius ‘reinterpretations’ presented by the Finnish manufacturerbut it’s easily the most visually striking.
  • French Toast: Joseph Dirand’s Parisian Home

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The moment these photos of Joseph’s Dirand’s Paris apartment hit newsstands and computer screens this past weekend, you could almost hear the collective sighs of surrender. Only an architect, it seemsa French architectcould have possibly arrived at this supremely understated, yet utterly delectable brand of elegance. Joseph Dirand is both, of course, and that may explain, at least in part, his seemingly effortless ability to create a home both universally admirable, yet enviably individual. Ornamental architectural details with modernist furnishings; restrained, yet sumptuous;…
  • A Stool, Designed for Feet

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    It’s not often that we come across a task-specific piece of furniture, but Shoe Stool, by designer Koichi Futatsumata is an unusual and fascinating design solution. Compact and stylishand made for the specific purpose of putting on, taking off, and caring for shoesShoe Stool is comprised of seat, foot platform, and storage section for holding shoe-maintenance products. Ever mindful of the stool’s purpose, the designer has given its sleek, solid steel construction a durable trivalent chromate finish, one commonly assigned to tools. No wonder, then, that Futatsumata calls his Shoe…
  • Dazzling Discocó: Final Day to Save on Marset

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Our Marset lighting sale ends today, and we couldn’t very well let it pass without mentioning the Discocó collection. Christophe Mathieu’s 2008 design for Marset is a show-stopper no matter the context, owing to its dazzling arrangement of 35 shiny circular discs, clustered and hovering ethereally around a chrome sphere. A dramatic statement even in broad daylight, Discocó’s particular design emits the kind of nuanced light only possible by the play of shadows and reflection generated by its carefully composed individual elements. Whether in pendant or sconce application,…
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    Design Milk

  • White Wolf Hotel by AND-RÉ

    Caroline Williamson
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Located in Penafiel, Portugal, the White Wolf Hotel offers guests a holistic place that is surrounded by the calm of its natural environment. Designed by AND-RÉ as a series of buildings that are built to reflect the nature around, the hotel is dedicated to the body and spirit and offers its visiting guests alternative ways of living. The design is there to be a place to live or just visit, but also to be a place of joy, happiness, and peace. They chose to separate the hotel into different buildings, all while having each one adapt to the natural conditions and the land. They took the design…
  • New Designs from Maija Puoskari & Anna Palomaa

    Caroline Williamson
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Maija Puoskari and Anna Palomaa are two designers from Lapland, Finland who presented new designs at SaloneSatellite in Milan this year. Inspired by the nature and stories around them, the designers present solid collections that include lighting, wall tiles, vases, and a swing. First up are Maija Puoskari’s designs: Photo by Ikko Kinnunen Kuusi are pure white, three-dimensional ceramic wall tiles that let you play designer. Photo by Ikko Kinnunen Kala is a carpet that was inspired by animal hide rugs and a dash of humor. You can even hang it up on your wall when you don’t need…
  • Modern Interiors Shot by Douglas Friedman

    Marni Katz
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Douglas Friedman is a New York City born and bred photographer who got his start working in film with director David Fincher. Today, in addition to exhibiting his work, he shoots interiors for Elle Decor, Wallpaper, and Domino, as well as stylized portraits for Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. This week, CMYLK pairs Colourlovers palettes with three of his interior images. Suzanne Tucker / Architectural Digest
  • Milan 2014: Ventura Lambrate

    Katie Treggiden
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Ventura Lambrate is without doubt my favorite part of Milan Design Week. It is always bursting at the seams with young enthusiastic designers, new ideas, and cutting edge design – and this year was no exception. Polyp Aquatic Quartz by RCA graduate Bartek Mejor is the result of 3D CAD modeling of undersea coral reefs. Patches by Beza Projekt come in seven variations allowing the user to combine construction elements at two angles – 90 degrees and 120 degrees. The project has been developed in response to the increasing democratization of design. “We believe that encouraging…
  • Friday Five with Dirk Vander Kooij

    Caroline Williamson
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You might recall Dirk Vander Kooij’s name from when we featured his mind-blowing Chubby Chairs last year during our ICFF 2013 coverage and our ICFF video. The Dutch designer became inspired by an old 3D printer while working on his graduation project at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, but the one downside was not having the ability to print large objects, like pieces of furniture. The wheels began to turn and he figured out a way to make it happen and became the first person to succeed in printing larger objects, thanks to a machine he invented. The machine recycles plastic and…
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    DESIGN FETISH

  • BÖ Wooden Bow Ties

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    BÖ handcrafts wooden ties out of reclaimed raw materials. It uses leftover wood from North American wood processing facilities for the tie, leftover leather from Israel for the strap and paper twine from Austria for the accent.[via]
  • Frozen Peas

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Make Giant Ice Balls in your home freezer. Mother nature provided the perfect design to capture water in spheres: Peas in a pod (Edamame in Japan). Spherical ice cubes look extra-cool and keep your drink extra-cold, for longer. Spherical ice melts 80% slower than cube shaped ice, so they won't water down your drink as quick. The ice tray stays upright when filled to prevent spilling. Once frozen squeeze ice out of the mould into your drink. Designed by Alessandro Martorelli for Suck UK.[via]
  • Street Eraser

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    People who are familiar with Photoshop will love this! Artists Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier made an artistic intervention on the streets of London. In their project named Street Eraser, they "erased" ads, walls, paintings, etc., with adhesives that mimic the eraser tool in the famous image manipulation application.[via]
  • Beautiful Molecular Popsicles

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Kyl21 is the reinvention of popsicles and a real masterpiece of the avant-garde molecular cuisine. An ice cream in a totally new quality (recipe), precision (design language) and texture (consistency) – optionally available in 100% organic or vegan. Due to a newly invented and unique technology, Kyl is outstanding in the world of ice cream. Even real cocktail-popsicles are producible. Kyl 21 was created by the product designer, David Marx, in the The Science Kitchen, in the centre of Berlin.[via]
  • Men's Cologne Comes In A Rock

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Barb is a fragrance for men bottled in a piece of rock. HARDCORE. It was designed by students at The British Higher School of Arts and Design and has the tagline "Release Your Nature".[via]
 
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Bulbash Greenline

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    Agency: ARMBRANDCreative Director - Arman AuzhanovProject Manager - Zhanna KozyrevaDesigners - Zlata Sivakova, Valery AnkudovichIllustrator - Zlata Sivakova3D - Yulia KorolukClient: Zavod BulbashType Of Work: Commercial WorkCountry: BelarusEnvironmental and organic trends have been gaining popularity all over the world. However, Belarusian manufacturers have always fell back on the motifs of naturalness which eventually passed into the category of dated clichés neglected by younger and more liberal audiences. Still the market niche of organic yet modern products has been virtually…
  • Château Paquita

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    Agency: EnserioDesigner: Miquel Amela & Ferran RodríguezClient: Sistema VinariType of work: Commercial workCountry: Catalonia, SpainA wine converted in postcard to be commended and recommended. Chateau Paquita is made in Felanitx, Mallorca; land of beaches, sun and tourists. Probably the best “souvenir” of Mallorca.
  • Notio Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Agency: The Comeback StudioDesigner: Yiorgos YiacosClient: Notio GoodsScreenprint: Kouvelas S.ALabel Print: Cabas Copywriter: Vaso KanellopoulouCountry: GreeceNotio Premium Extra virgin Olive Oil is the first of a series of products under the same brand name, all of which are produced on an estate located at the village of Agios Floros in the Messinia region, on the south of Peloponnese in Greece.The idea behind the design: One of the initial goals was to make clear that Notio Goods is a company that is proud of its greek and more generally, south-european roots. In the European south, people…
  • Magnum Bardamu

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Agency: McBrainsDesigner: Marco CheliClient: Az.Agr.RipanudaType Of Work: Commercial Work Country: Italy
  • GrillMania

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Agency: :OTVETDESIGNClient: Freshfood Ltd.Type of work: Commercial workCountry: RussiaPrepare a good barbecue is very difficult. Because you need to choose what to do. From what. What marinate. How to cook . What serve. And most importantly - who will deal with all this .Well, when a friend who understands this issue . Able to choose the best meat. Knowledgeable different recipes . Owns secrets marinades. Versed in the tricks that accompany the process : wood on which is better to cook ; how long to fry ; watering than meat ...Bad when not all people in this company have.FreshFood Company has…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Christian Jelk ART BOOK

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Artbook for Christian Jelk.
  • TOMCAT

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    tomcat-private project
  • HMNIM - Playing Card Deck

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Furthuring on the brand and identity we did for Mark Hoppus and his apparel company Hi My Name is Mark, we were approached to collaborate once again with not only Mark Hoppus but also Cardistry and Magic professors Dan & Dave on a new project for HMNIM. This time on a fully customized playing card deck.
  • Wolf

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Wolf
  • Quaderns 265

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    It?s time to say good bye. This is our last Quaderns issue. After four years and five numbers our contract with the COAC finally came to an end. It wasn?t always easy and we are acctually surprised we came that far. Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Keep your copies safe. They are now part of the history of Quaderns.
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    Designmodo

  • The Power of Microcopy in Web Design

    Paula Borowska
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    You're reading The Power of Microcopy in Web Design, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!“Copy” has turned into a buzzword. Have you noticed it? People are putting more and more importance onto the words you use on your website. They are trying to put value in copy and it’s a wonderful idea! Words are a prominent way of communicating online. And it’s the small things that matter, especially when […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 5 Essential Elements for E-Commerce Websites

    Eelco Guntlisbergen
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    You're reading 5 Essential Elements for E-Commerce Websites, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Step-by-step e-commerce websites are quickly becoming a better alternative to the more traditional retail shop. The list of benefits is endless, even though actual retail is hard to replace because of the experience of shopping in a physical store. Regardless, there are ways to make the e-commerce experience brilliant. The five topics below are things […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Customize a Website with Startup Framework

    David East
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    You're reading How to Customize a Website with Startup Framework, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Now that you have built your first website using Designmodo’s Startup Framework, you probably want to further customize your site. In this series of four videos, we will take you step-by-step through the customization process. Each of the videos are easy to follow and can help you fully customize your site in a matter of […]Advertise here with BSA
  • How to Create a Splash Screen Illustration

    Benedikte Vanderweeën
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    You're reading How to Create a Splash Screen Illustration, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of creating a splash screen illustration using vector elements created in Illustrator and applying them to a template in Photoshop before exporting for the web. Splash Screen What exactly is a splash screen? A splash screen is a launch image that is primarily used on mobile […]Advertise here with BSA
  • What Can CSS Filters Do for You?

    Paula Borowska
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    You're reading What Can CSS Filters Do for You?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!CSS filters have been around for a while. They originated thanks to SVGs – Scalable Vector Graphics – in order to apply different image effects to vectors. Today, CSS filters are not limited to SVGs but can be used for images, text and everything else you can find on a web page. How Do Filters […]Advertise here with BSA
 
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    Mochatini

  • Studio dwelling

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

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

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

    manvi
    6 Jan 2014 | 6:32 pm
    A sun-loving, beach-bum tropical gal in me has nothing love to about this damp cooold- wind-chills-below-freezing-weather. The skin burns from the 60plus mile wind is far more painful than any sunburn I have ever experienced. I pretty much live in my ski-jacket, and have debated wearing ski pants to work. Except, one thing. It gives me the biggest reason to spend more time at home. More time to snuggle up with my pup, curl up in warm comfy bedding, read a book (ok, that’s a lie), watch back-to-back movies, and sip cider. Even organize my bedroom, plan to get new pillows and sheets, put…
  • Happy Holidays

    manvi
    25 Dec 2013 | 3:56 pm
          From our 5 centerpieces under $25 for hgtv.com. Photography by lovely Lisa Marie of Sweet Tea Photography
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    WebyLife

  • Premium WordPress Themes for Doctors & Medical/Health Professional

    Nikunj Tamboli
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    WordPress as a CMS has evolved with time & its no longer a platform just for blogging. WordPress has became so flexible that it is used from blog to full fledged website & also an e-commerce sites. Due to wide variety of plugins & easy to manage it has became 1st choice for large set […]
  • Zoho Project – Next Generation Project Management Tool

    Nikunj Tamboli
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:19 am
    When working on large projects with multiple teams it becomes tedious task to keep track of everything at once. To make life easier there are multiple project management tools available that help you keep the project on task. Zoho Projects is one such tool that help you manage your projects easily & collaborates teams on […]
  • Win Big With the Right Web Design

    Nikunj Tamboli
    20 Nov 2013 | 10:05 am
    Since the first commercial website emerged in 1991, the Internet has become an essential part of any company’s branding, as well as their marketing plan. When it comes to your company’s website, the design of the site is just as important as the message you are trying to convey. In order to ensure your message […]
  • Business Cards design for your Business Marketing

    Nikunj Tamboli
    25 Oct 2013 | 10:28 am
    I stand still strong every since I made a few business blunders myself but thank god, I didn’t make a capital damage. It was just that when I was beginning my little venture I had very less idea about all the essential stationery that is required. And one of them unfortunately was the business cards […]
  • 10 Best Graphic Design Blogs Today

    Brain Morris
    21 Aug 2013 | 9:51 pm
    What makes for a great blog? Great content. Knowing what your readers want and giving it to them is the only way to launch and maintain a popular blog. When it comes to graphic designers, there’s no shortage of blogs with great content. Designers love tips, tricks, tutorials, interviews, inspiration, portfolios, freebies and other material […]
 
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    Stunning MeshStunning Mesh

  • Snow Falling Effect over Picture in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Today we are going to work over some pictures. In this Photoshop Tutorial we are going to give Snow Falling Effect over Picture in Photoshop. This is very short Photoshop Tutorial, you will get the result in very short time. Very simple, easy Photoshop Tutorial, hopefully you will love it. Final Result of Snow Falling Effect over Picture in Photoshop: Here is what we are going to get the result of Picture. Snowfalling Effect over Picture in Photoshop Step 1: New Picture File Start out by creating a new file. Then, insert the photo you want to add the Snow Falling effect on. Step 2: Create a…
  • Fried Egg Design in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    This Photoshop Tutorial will teach you some basic tools and commands of Photoshop. This Photoshop Tutorial is about Fried Egg Design in Photoshop. You will learn some tools like Bucket Tool, Ellipse Tool, etc. You will also learn some Layer Styles like Inner Glow, Pattern Overlay, inner Shadow etc. So you will enjoy working on this nice Photoshop Tutorial. Final Preview of Fried Egg Design in Photoshop: This is what we are going to make in Photoshop. Step 1: New File Start out by creating a new file. Use the following settings: Dimensions: 700×500 px Resolution: 72dpi Color Mode RGB color.
  • Cold Blooded Text Effect in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:31 am
    A Bit Scary, today we are going to work on Photoshop Tutorial about Text Effect. In this Photoshop Tutorial you will learn how to give Cold Blooded Text Effect in Photoshop. Very nice and useful Tutorial for those who are learning Photoshop and need some techniques about Text Effects. So you will be working on some Tools and Commands in this Tutorial. Final Result of Cold Blooded Text Effect: Step 1: New File Start out by creating a new file. Use the following settings; Dimensions: 900×600 px, Resolution: 72dpi, Color Mode: RGB color, Background: black background. Step 2: Select the…
  • Delicious Pie Design in Photoshop

    Wijdan Rohail
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Today we are going to work on Delicious Pie Design in Photoshop, in this Photoshop Tutorial we are going to use some of the basic tools and commands. We will be covering Pen tool, Ellipse Tool, Rectangular Marquee Tool, Bucket Tool etc. We will also be studying the use of Inner Glow, Outer Glow, Pattern Overlay etc. So lets start working over Simple but important Photoshop Tutorial. Here is the Final Result of Delicious Pie Design in Photoshop: Step 1: New File Start out by creating a new file. Use the following settings; Dimensions: 600×560px, Resolution: 72dpi, Color Mode RGB color. Then,…
  • Taking Advantage of Customer Feedback

    Mehreen Ali
    18 Feb 2014 | 7:42 pm
    It is so much simpler today to find out what customers want, than it ever was before. Of course, the same things that make it so much easier to find out how best to serve customers can also make these people more difficult to satisfy. Analysis and data can be very helpful, but they simply won’t do the whole job. What is important to remember, and easy to forget, is that customers are real people, not just figurative characters or statistics. Real people have voices, and like to be heard. There is no simpler way to find out what people want than by just asking them. In addition, today,…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Condom Company Launches One-Hour Delivery Service For Men Who ‘Give A F***’

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] It’s a scenario most men are familiar with: you and your partner have retired to bed and things are getting hot and heavy between the both of you. As you rummage through your drawer, you realize you’re out of condoms and have to run to the pharmacy to get some, effectively killing the vibe. Enter L. Condoms’ one-hour condom delivery service targeted at men who “give a f***.” Headed by founder Talia Frenkel, L. Condoms’ products are sold at CVS stores in California, and the company already provides online delivery for advance…
  • Artist Modifies Renaissance & Byzantine Paintings To Look Like Space Invaders

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Artist Dan Hernandez has modified Renaissance and Byzantine paintings to make them look more like the video game Space Invaders. By merging the old and new, the traditional and the modern, Hernandez explores the different notions of art and breaks down the distinction between “high” and “low” culture. His works will be exhibited at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York till 26 April 2014. Scroll down to view the rest of these quirky paintings. [via Golem 13]
  • Classic Paintings Of City Scenes Mashed Up With Google Street View Images

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    The Piazza San Marco towards the Basilica (1760-65) by Francesco Guardi Photo by Halley Docherty We previously brought you a nostalgia-inducing photo series that mashed classic album covers with Google Street View scenes. Artist Halley Docherty’s latest project for The Guardian juxtaposes classic paintings of city scenes around the world with Google Street View images. The painterly aesthetics of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Francesco Guardi’s The Piazza San Marco towards the Basilica meet real-life modern-day settings in a fascinating blend of history and contemporary life. Check out…
  • Artist Paints A Stunning Watercolor Image Of Mermaid Every Week

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    ‘The Mermaid-a-week Project’ is a beautiful on-going series by Canadian artist and illustrator Renee Nault, in which she paints a lovely new mermaid every Friday. Using soft water colors, Nault depicts each mythical mermaid as a different kind of sea creature. Check out her paintings below, or view the rest here. [via io9, images via Renee Nault]
  • Google Unveils ‘Lens Blur’ Feature That Lets You Take Dreamy, Blurred Photos

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Google has unveiled ‘Lens Blur’, a new feature for its Google Camera app that lets you take prettily-blurred photographs. Available on all Android smartphones and tablets running on KitKat 4.4 or higher, the feature lets you focus on the subject while blurring the background to achieve a dreamy ‘bokeh’ effect, also known as shallow depth of field. It utilizes algorithms to simulate a larger lens and aperture, much like that of a normal DSLR camera. To use, move the camera upwards to capture multiple images. The software then re-renders the photo using a 3D model to gauge the depth of…
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • Delicious recipes set to impress this Easter

    Aime
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Easter is fast approaching and what better way to spend the spring holiday than creating delightfully tasty treats for friends and family.  We’ve put together a list of our Top 5 favourite Easter recipes, do you have any to share too? 1. These cute Easter bunny macarons from Raspberri Cupcakes are the perfect yummy recipe! Why not bake up a batch and send as a delicious gift to friends and family? 3. This homemade chocolate eggs recipe from BBC Food is the ideal choice to entertain children this Easter. Not only do you get to personalise the eggs with colourful icing and flavours, you can…
  • Product Review: Brabantia Pink Santini Ironing Board

    Aime
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
        “I really do enjoy ironing, and for those who remember my ironing #justmything post earlier this year will also remember the state of my ironing board. Don’t get me wrong there really wasn’t anything wrong with it but after starting to use a steam generator iron I needed to update my ironing board for one with a mesh base to allow the steam to pass easily. Brabantia answered my ironing board prayers and kindly offered me the Brabantia Pink Santini solid steam unit holder ironing board to review. We’ve all left the ironing board set up in the dining room…
  • 6 places to seek interior design inspiration!

    matt
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    Are you restyling your home, or wanting to freshen up a room or two? Sometimes it’s hard to know where to seek inspiration from, so we have put together a list of what we believe to be the 6 best websites to source stylish design ideas, trends and tips. 1. Pinterest allows you to save inspiring images of stylish and chic interiors all in one place. Through pinning them on to personalised themed boards such as furniture ides, colour palettes and wallpaper designs, it’s never been easier to spark inspiration. 2. Houzz spreads style inspiration by offering millions of photos that are…
  • Our top interior design bloggers

    matt
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Blogs are a wonderful source of inspiration for new ideas for home interiors. Here are some of our favourite interior design bloggers, all of whom were on the judging panel for Brabantia’ Print Our Print competition.  Micle-Mihai Cristian is the creative force behind Freshome, the online magazine for anyone who is passionate about interior design and architecture. Freshome is perfect for anyone seeking inspiration to help them design their dream home, as well those looking for practical home solutions. President of the Society of British & International Design, Vanessa Brady is an…
  • Fresh and fashionable style bloggers revealed at Best Homes & Interiors Bloggers MAD Awards!

    Aime
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    Do you love fresh and fashionable home decor, super smart designs and clever products guaranteed to inspire you in your home? Well it’s that time of year again, time for us to get excited about colour collisions, sweet pastel hues and instant updates for the home because the finalists have been announced for the MAD Blog Awards – the best Mummy and Daddy blogs in the UK! This year we are sponsoring the brand new hot category at the awards – Best Homes & Interiors! We love to be inspired by chic decor, stylish colour themes and delightful design and what better way to…
 
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    Never Say Cool

  • Imogen Heap and the Mi.Mu Gloves

    Never Say Cool
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    In a world in which most electronic musicians pass countless hours in front of the computer screen, making music with the mouse, we really feel there is the need of new forms of expression, that can replicate, somehow, the sensation of a played instrument. Sure, the market is plenty of Midi controllers, each one with its own good and bad points, but we think that each of them lacks of real originality in terms of expression in a live environment. Well, this is what artist Imogen Heap has tried to sort out with her Midi gloves…Some kind of midi controller that doesn’t offer knobs…
  • Adot Campaign Against War in Ukraine

    Never Say Cool
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    The world sometimes seems continuously on the verge of a new war and governments always ignore the scream of people for peace and prosperity. One of the most meaningful voices among those who want a better world is surely ADOT, a brand with a deep and meaningful concept, having the sole aim to ignite worldwide awareness of the singular true nature of mankind through a subliminal, non-offensive approach speaking to all facets of the world’s demographic. Their recent campaign against the war in Ukraine, created by Ogilvy & Mather Japan, wants to show how war can be beaten through…
  • (sponsored video) Adidas presents the new Originals ZX Flux models

    Never Say Cool
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Footlocker, the popular sportwear store will have the exclusivity to distribute the new adidas ZX Flux. Added to the popular ZX family, this new model takes the same design of the 1989 ZX8000 design to a next level. Leveraging the ZX family history, blended with street style look, the new Flux keeps the plastic heel counter and the simple and essential torsion-infused sole module. “Combining original adidas DNA with the iconic Torsion midsole, the ZX Flux is a fusion of three-stripe simplicity and running chic” The ZX Flux “Camo” features a camouflage printed upper with the adidas…
  • Clouds by Berndnaut Smilde

    Never Say Cool
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    In the collective imaginary, clouds are something that we are inhabit to see high in the sky. But, what if, suddenly, we were able to set them within a closed space? This has been the challenge of artist Berndnaut Smilde, through his astonishing cloud-making machine. The device creates clouds by modification of ambient temperature and humidity, and they are accentuated by a game of light…
  • Dom Hemingway , the Most Shamelessly Enjoyable Movie

    Never Say Cool
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Famous actor Jude Law ( The Talented Mr.Ripley, Artificial Intelligence, Cold Mountain) plays a fun role in a wolf-of-wall-street-like full of excesses movie. Dom Hemingway is a black comedy in which a dangerous and profane ex convict released after 12 years of prison sets off with his crime business partner Dickie (Richard E. Grant). Seeking to collect money he deserves for not ratting out to police about dodgy deals he had with his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir) and his associates. Watch the trailer below! Law has embraced the lawless Dom so completely, disappeared so deeply, that it can…
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    Pokkisam

  • How To Get Your First Showing In an Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

    livefordo
    27 Jun 2013 | 12:48 am
    Are you in love ? Are you engaged? Ready for Marriage? then this romantic post is for you guys only   Aaron and Amanda are an exclusive wedding and portrait photographers based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their photography skill shows much more than just the photos. read more
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    Creative Fluff Design Blog and Art Magazine

  • The Intriguing Illustrations of Jun Cen

    Fred McCoy
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:52 am
    Charming illustrations are a valuable asset for both commercial and recreational viewing. They can turn a completely dull advertisement for a lawn mower into a nostalgic reminder of Good Ol’ American values where dad mowed the lawn while mom baked a less-than-memorable apple pie. Perhaps she’d even set it out on the window sill where a cat/dog/child might comically knock it over in an attempt to steal it. Good thing mom is prepared with a second pie stowed away in the oven. See what happened there? A simple illustration can trigger a vivid response within your imagination.
  • The Ultimate Marketing Guide for Artists: Part 1

    Zola Paulse
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Creative Fluff has put together a step by step marketing guide for aspiring and talented artists. We’ve gathered all the best practices of everything from how to properly contact a website you wish to promote your work all the way to generating buzz across social media. There are always new opportunities for artists to present themselves being created everyday within the digital landscape. Wouldn’t it be nice to have one, handy reference guide to learn it all? Artists – why do you hate me so? I get so many useless emails asking me to, ‘check out this’ or, ‘please write…
  • The Rustic Photographs of Pictorialist Cally Whitham

    Fred McCoy
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    Every point in space tells a story and it’s the photographer’s objective to capture these moments in time. It is through the lens that the ordinary has the power to become the extraordinary, but only if the camera is in the hands of an artist. Pictorialist Cally Whitham, possesses an unnatural talent for casting what we might consider as the mundane, in a romantic light. Car lots are are transformed for heaps of parts into a most inviting, colourful, and metallic landscape. Her work takes what is and shows you what it could, and even should be. What may have been a blight on the…
  • The Super Nice Artwork of Teagan White

    Zola Paulse
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    “Her artwork is nice.” said Fred. “Yes, yes it is nice.” I replied. My high school English teachers gave us all lectures on never using the word ‘nice’. It was kind of a deal when I was a kid. “Why use nice when there are so many other words you could use?” they would say emphatically, marching up and down the narrow strip in front of our classes. BULLSHIT, CAPTAIN EDUCATION. SOMETIMES THINGS ARE JUST REALLY NICE. Teagan White is a Minnesota-based freelancer who specialises in just the nicest designs and illustrations you ever did see. She grew up in Chicago before moving to…
  • Modern Baseball – “Your Graduation” Directed by Kyle Thrash

    Fred McCoy
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Music videos aim to marry the visual with the auditory in a way that best expresses the personality of both song and composer. It’s a tricky business and the majority of these undertakings usually resort to tried and tired tropes. Rap video? Get some girls shaking their butts, maybe some spinning rims if we’re feeling classy. Indie rock song? Someone smash light-bulbs on the ground and then cut to a macro shot with a slow-motion filter. It’s not that ropes are inherently bad, it’s how we communicate a vast amount of ideas in a short amount of time – for example a…
 
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    ZURB

  • Pulling Together to Make a Stronger Foundation

    11 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    With the recent release of Foundation 5.2.2, it's amazing how fast the Foundation project is evolving. Pull requests are coming in hot and getting merged. Bugs are getting funneled to the proper people and worked on more often. We've learned many lessons from our growing community, and it's made us also evolve our approach to Foundation. We're going to be working more closely with the Foundation community than ever before, especially with
  • All Your Mock Copy, Mocked Up. Introducing Laura Ipsum!

    1 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Just when you thought we were done at Foundation. Just when you thought we couldn't get any better than "Lol and Order: CSS". Now we're mocking ... up your copy. We're proud to announce, Laura Ipsum, our newest service and the latest in all your prototyping and mock-up needs. We've even hired a Laura Ipsum (what are the odds?). A 20-something with the wit to write all the Lorum Ipsum you ever wanted for your prototypes. Totes McGoats! Lorem Ipsum is my fav! Laura will be writing in her own unique voice, from the perspective of a 20-something living in the high-paced, high-tech world of…
  • Earn Points on the Foundation Forum, Get Certified

    28 Mar 2014 | 10:59 am
    "While we teach, we learn," said the Roman philosopher Seneca. It has been exciting to see all the talented and helpful people who make our forum awesome. We have seen interesting discussions in addition to really great solutions to problems. We think it's a great place to learn as well as teach others the techniques and concepts that you have developed. All this leads to eventually mastering Foundation, which is the technology that helps us make awesome products. We know getting validation for the skills you built learning Foundation will be useful. That's why we are building a system for…
  • Creative Direction is Storytelling

    17 Mar 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Storytelling and products go hand-in-hand. Crafting a good story requires establishing a tone and mood. What's the feel and messaging you are trying to tell throughout your product? Is it a cohesive tale, being told through visuals and content? These are crucial considerations when crafting a creative direction. Creative direction isn't a layer we add as an afterthought. Organizations and designers, however, tend to consider creative direction as a singular, herculean task. But it doesn't have to be. Creative direction can be two phases: creative and direction. The former is about figuring…
  • Emails from MailChimpan-A to MailChimpanzee: Introducing Our New University Sponsor

    11 Mar 2014 | 10:30 am
    Another e-newsletter coded and in the clients hands thanks @inkzurb !!— Kieran Anderson (@KieranPAnderson) February 25, 2014 We're thrilled when we see tweets like the one above. It's been amazing seeing more and more people using Ink on their projects. We've learned a lot since our launch last year, especially with converting all our newsletters — 12 campaigns that reach over 100K people — to the responsive email framework. We continue to learn more about emails each time we send one out, like how Gmail has a file size restriction for HTML emails and will clip any message…
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    Incredible Things

  • Why Not?: A Unicorn Farting A Rainbow Cake

    Brittany High
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Natalie of Sideserf Cake Studio made this cake shaped like a Unicorn Farting A Rainbow. Looks like a squirty one, too. You might need to visit the restroom after allllllllllllll of that, horned equine dude. That said, I’m sure the cake is delicious — I want a rainbow piece! Sure, I’ll have to psyche myself […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Dogs Photographed Home Alone Is The Cutest/Saddest

    Brittany High
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    This is a series by photographer Maija Astikainen called One-Dog Policy. She takes pictures of dogs after they’ve been left at home alone. I guess you’re not really alone if there’s a photographer there, but they’re dogs so, let’s not think too much about all this. I think the real issue here is, uh: none […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Profess Your Eternal Lust With The Sexy Time Ring

    Brittany High
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Check out this f***ing ring! It’s a stainless steal piece of jewely with a man and a lady  boning on it. And it’s going for just $12, that’s a steal. Yow yow! Jk jk, anyone who gets hot off of this thing is clearly a sexless virgin. Which… okay, actually totally applies in this situation. […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Drool-Worthy Multi-Layered Pizza Cake

    Brittany High
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Boston Pizza, a pizza chain in Canada and NOT in Boston as one would assume, is holding a contest for the next Pizza Game Changer. Last year they brought us the PizzaBurger. This year there’s all kinds of pizza-thangs in the running, most notably the PizzaCake. Oh — oh my. Anyone else cream their jeans? […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • The KFC Chicken Corsage Is Classy, Elegant

    Brittany High
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    This is the KFC Chicken Corsage. Yes, that is a real thing. It’ll set you back $20, but you’ll have to provide your own chicken. It will surely sweep your prom date off her feet. Or his feet! Dudes like chicken too from what I’ve heard. Speaking of prom, who else skipped theirs 10 years […]Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    Chair Blog

  • Dijsselhof Throne

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Dijsselhof Throne Recently I had the opportunity to walk through the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (The Hague Municipal Museum of Modern Art) with a museum guide only and solely devoted to me. We visited a room I’d never seen before. It turns out the room is behind curtains because it is very susceptible to daylight. It is the Dijsselhof room. Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof was a Dutch Art Nouveau designer who had designed a room for a doctor who died before he could enjoy Dijsselhof’s design. Thereupon the room was donated to the museum while it was being build. So the museum has a rather…
  • Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:50 am
    Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema I’ve featured a similar corner chair earlier as if being designed by Theo van Doesburg, a member of the Dutch Stijl Group of which Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondrian were other members. It seems I misread the tags in the Belvedere Museum then. These photo’s I took at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (or The Hague Municipal museum of modern art) recently and I’ve added the tag which shows the The Hague Museum as the owner of the chair. They should know best the provenance of their chair. Thijs Rinsema was not a member of De Stijl, but was a good friend…
  • Fauteuil de Salon by Jean Prouvé

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Fauteuil de Salon by Jean Prouvé Seems Vitra is re editing them. Last update: Wednesday, April 2, 2014The post Fauteuil de Salon by Jean Prouvé appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Tomazo Buzzi Sofa

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Tomazo Buzzi Sofa I’d never heard of Tomazo Buzzi, but when I noticed this Burr-veneered walnut sofa was sold for Eur 134,500, I had to give it some attention. Via Phillips Last update: Tuesday, April 1, 2014The post Tomazo Buzzi Sofa appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Black Monopod by Jasper Morrison

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Mar 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Black Monopod by Jasper Morrison When I visited the Vitra Design Museum not so long ago Last update: Sunday, March 30, 2014The post Black Monopod by Jasper Morrison appeared first on Chair Blog.
 
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    Design Work Life

  • My Dear Fellow Co.

    Courtney
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Check out the charming illustration work of My Dear Fellow Co., a husband-and-wife paper goods studio based in Dallas, Texas. Their shop features a selection of prints, as well as greeting cards for every occasion, including a few really fun options for upcoming holidays, like Easter and Mother’s Day.
  • Tag Collective: Wishbone

    Garth
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    New York’s Tag Collective just put out some tasty new branding and environment work for Wishbone, a fried chicken spot in Philadelphia. It maintains an authentic balance between rustic aesthetic and modern design, resulting in a thoughtfully considered casual dining experience. Wishbone, a fried chicken restaurant in Philadelphia, wasn’t interested in serving just your average drumstick. Everything that came out of their kitchen was gourmet, but — like any good fried chicken — it was also a little greasy. We wanted to celebrate this gourmet and greasy contrast with the…
  • Quick Links: 04.18.14

    Courtney
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    French artist Miguel Chevalier made the floors of the Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco his canvas with his new project Magic Carpets 2014. The artist describes these digital projections as such, “this world of colors and forms in movement, invites us into the magic universe of the ‘Arabian Nights’ and the flying carpets.” If you’re in NYC on Saturday, May 3rd you may want to stop by Louise Fili and Steven Heller’s moving sale. From the looks of the short video they’ve made, there’s some amazing treasures to be found. Imbue is a…
  • Etsy Finds: Naomi Wilkinson

    Courtney
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    I’m not sure how it took me so long to come across Naomi Wilkinson‘s beautiful work. A UK-based illustrator, Naomi’s Etsy shop features a tightly curated selection of her work, including the pieces you see below.
  • Nicolas Ménard: ARTV

    Garth
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m really digging the adventure and whimsy in Nicolas Menard‘s cosmic animation work for ARTV. Watch Nicolas’ animation below, and be sure to scroll further for delightful screen shots of the piece and oh-so-entertaining animated GIFs! From Nicolas’ Behance gallery: ARTV, a francophone art oriented TV channel, asks artists to reinterpret their logo for their branding. So I transformed it into a cosmic comic strip. Each box contains its little story, so have fun watching it a couple of times to enjoy all the details. Creative Credits Direction, Design, Animation:…
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    Inspiration Lab

  • Mel Ramos

    myanimalfarm
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    Bless me Blogosphere for I have sinned. It’s been 1 year 1 week and 6 days since my last post. You will have gone elsewhere for your daily kick of inspiration by now, and this blog might be a digital desert. But I shall try to resuscitate it and lure you back nevertheless. I’m gonna use the cheapest trick in the book for that: naked ladies! But not just any naked ladies (this is a respectable blog you know!) the naked ladies of the amazing American artist Mel Ramos. I just love the way he comments on commercial culture, consumerism, branding and the fact that sex sells in his…
  • Nick Lu

    myanimalfarm
    25 Mar 2013 | 12:09 am
    Look at the these wonderful illustrations by Nick Lu. He also does wonderful lettering but I’m so in love with his illustrations. Some of them are rough naive shapes with lots of texture and others are very detailed with loads of colour. I am loving the versatility! See more: http://nicklu.com
  • Lovisa Burfitt

    myanimalfarm
    21 Mar 2013 | 11:55 pm
    Chances are if you’ve been in an H&M sometime in the last couple of years you’ve seen the work by illustrator Lovisa Burfitt but maybe you didn’t know who she was so I want to pay her proper credit cause I LOVE her work. The illustrations are so rough around the edges but still super beautiful and feminine. I love that contrast! The difference in strokes and textures make these work so well. See more: http://www.lovisaburfitt.com/
  • TYPO Berlin 2013

    myanimalfarm
    20 Mar 2013 | 11:52 pm
    OK it’s official now and I can shout it from the rooftops: I’M SPEAKING AT TYPO BERLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!….as you can probably tell I’m slightly exhited about that ;-) I go there every year with my students and I can’t believe that THIS year I’ll be there to speak. Quite daunting, but also really REALLY awesome! Come watch if you’re there Thursday at 3 pm. Check out the impressive list of speakers. It’s win win for me really, as there will also be lots of other speakers that I want to see. Like Kate Moross and Jessica Walsh just check out the fab work…
  • Mash

    myanimalfarm
    20 Mar 2013 | 4:38 am
    I have blogged MASH before but I’ll do it again cause I just love their work. It’s been a while since I visited their website and they seam to have changed their style a bit. Maybe new designers on board? Still love it though. Still rocking the wine industry with their awesome work. Check out the Chef’s Special Latino edition, it won them a D&AD and I find it so full of life and invigorating to look at. Yum! The other editions that they did are also super! See more: http://mashdesign.com.au
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    Teaching Design | Christopher Simmons

  • Design on the Radio

    Christopher Simmons
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    It just occurred to me that there may be still be some designers out there who aren’t listing to Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible. 99% Invisible is an amazing little podcast that’s reinventing public radio—and just happens to focus on design, architecture and urbanism. They launched with the help of a groundbreaking Kickstarter campaign, and this year moved to a weekly format thanks to another record-setting Kickstarter effort. Most episodes are under twenty minutes but the information, ideas, theories, and concepts linger long after. Not every episode is amazing, but most are. The ones that…
  • The Message is Medium Rare

    Christopher Simmons
    10 Feb 2014 | 12:23 pm
    People often ask me where I get my inspiration, how I stay creative, and how I get “unstuck.” What we’ve found is that, if you look at the world both critically and with wonder, there are lessons to be learned everywhere. Every object, experience, relationship, environment, phrase—everything—has locked inside it an insight it wants to share. The trick is remembering to look for it. To investigate this idea, I’m eating a burger a week for the next 52 weeks and sharing the lessons they teach us.  You can follow the project at The Message is Medium Rare.      
  • AIGA: Rejustified

    Christopher Simmons
    30 Dec 2013 | 7:02 pm
    I’ve gone from one of the most outspoken critics of AIGA’s Justified design competition, to an entrant, winner, judge and now competition chair. This article explains how the competition (and I) have changed, and why more designers should consider entering it.  Conversation and controversy On April 6, 2012 AIGA medalist and Pentagram partner Paula Scher published an editorial in PRINT’s online edition roundly criticizing AIGA’s new ‘Justified’ competition. That article began a nationwide conversation among designers about the nature of competitions…
  • A Logo for London

    Christopher Simmons
    4 Oct 2013 | 11:11 am
    I just returned from the AGI conference in London. While there, I was reminded of two things. One, the UK (or perhaps specifically London) appears to care, engage with and value design far, far more than any American city — New York and San Francisco included. And, two, the Underground logo is perhaps my favorite of all time. The roundel, as it is known, was designed at the turn of the last century and first appeared in 1908. In that early iteration the red circle was a solid disk. The blue crossbar was used as a container for the station name. The combination of these two elements helped…
  • The Value of Value

    Christopher Simmons
    17 Sep 2013 | 10:22 pm
    Ogilvy Chairman Rory Sutherland has brilliant TED talk about, essentially, the value of value. More than a justification of advertising and marketing (and, I suppose, communication design), it is an argument for sustainability and democracy. He lays his argument out in about 15 minutes in which span he explains how child molesters can curtail climate change, how the Prussians rebranded the potato, and (my favorite) how Post successfully relaunched a cereal brand by changing absolutely nothing:   Here’s an excerpt which may as well serve as his thesis: If you think about it, if you…
 
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    Colossal

  • The Tatio Geyser Field in Chile Photographed by Owen Perry

    Christopher Jobson
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Located within the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, El Tatio is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world. The field has over 80 active geysers and attracts tens of thousands of tourists each year who flock to see the incredible mineral formations and to bathe in hot geyser water. British Columbia-based interactive web designer and visual artist Owen Perry recently visited El Tatio and returned with these spectacular shots. Perry has a beautiful collection of travel photography you can explore over on Circa 1983. (via Colossal Submissions)
  • 320° Licht: A Repurposed 112-Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light

    Christopher Jobson
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Thomas Wolf © 2014 Thomas Wolf © 2014 Gasometer Oberhausen / Wolfgang Volz / Urbanscreen Thomas Wolf © 2014 Thomas Wolf © 2014 Thomas Machoczek © 2014 German creative studio Urbanscreen have just unveiled ‘320 Licht,’ a massive light projection inside the cathedral-like interior of the 20,000 square meter Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany (the same space that housed Christo’s Big Air Package last year). Urbanscreen utilized both the ceiling and 320 degrees of the interior space of this former gas tank to project a 22-minute loop of digital animation…
  • Pyro Board: An Audio Visualizer Created from an Array of 2,500 Flames

    Christopher Jobson
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    So here’s a thing to never try at home. Derek Muller from the very fine science video blog Veritasium visits with a team of “phsyics and chemistry demonstrators” who built this ridiculous sound board that demonstrates the effect of sound waves traveling through flammable gas. The first half deals mostly with how it works, around 3:38 it turns into pure music and fire.
  • Tomcat Brothers: The Illustrated Adventures of Two Space Age Boys and Their Graffiti Cat

    Christopher Jobson
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Digital painter and concept artist Piotr Jabłoński creates brutally detailed paintings for videogames and comic books which often veer into the realm of horror, but in his spare time dabbles in somewhat tamer sketches and other random ideas that he shares with fans on Facebook. A few months ago he stumbled onto the idea of two small brothers in futuristic space helmets who explore the world with a feline pal, a giant cat mural that follows them everywhere, provided there’s a wall. The response online has been incredible, with fans demanding an art book or even an entire comic book…
  • Underworld: The Intrepid Cave Photography of Robbie Shone

    Christopher Jobson
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    China Caves 2012 / Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County. China Caves 2012 / Hong Meigui Expedition to explore giant caves in Wulong County. The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. Exploring The Gouffre Berger (cave) in the Vercors region of France. At just over 1000m deep, The Gouffre Berger is recognised as one of the best sport trips in the world. A cave explorer climbing out of a Maelstrom on the fixed rope in Boxhead Pot, Yorkshire Dales. The giant caves of Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia China Caves 2012 / Hong Meigui…
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    GraphicsFuel.com

  • 55 Handcrafted Vector Cooking Icons

    Rafi
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Friends, this is a set of 55 vectorized hand-drawn food and kitchen icons. These icons are ideal for use in your websites are mobile apps related to food and cooking. You can easily resize the icons as these icons come in .EPS format that can be edited in Adobe Illustrator.  You can use the icons for personal and commercial use. These icons are handcrafted by Field5.com. Author: Field5 File Format: EPS Vectorized Keywords: Cooking Icons, Food & Kitchen Icons, Icons Size: 4.6MB (zip) Download 55 Cooking Icons From Source  
  • Book Cover Mock-Up PSD

    Rafi
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Friends, today’s freebie is a featured PSD file of realistic book cover mockup. This is a standing book mockup leaning to a wall with a realistic setting.  The mockup is ideal for graphic and web designer alike to showcase their book cover designs in a realistic way. The resource is created in Photoshop with editable smart-object layers for Photoshop CS3+ This freebie is created by Eamejia.com. Author: Eamejia File Format: PSD (Smart-objects) Keywords: Free Book Cover Mockup, Mockup Size: 21.1MB (zip) Download Book Cover Mockup From Source
  • Giveaway: 5 WordPress Themes from TemplateMonster

    Rafi
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    We hope the goodies that we share here at Graphicsfuel.com help you become a better designer. Still, we believe that there is always a place for a gift. So we’ve teamed up with TemplateMonster, a US-based template selling company, to give you the opportunity to win a premium WordPress theme for your future project. TemplateMonster has been in business for over 10 years and they have built more than 30,000 templates so far. Among them are HTML templates, CMS templates, eCommerce templates and other types of templates. As for WordPress themes, there are over 2,000 of them at…
  • 20+ Fresh Free PSD Resources For Designers

    Rafi
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    We have started Monday putting up a collection of 20+ fresh free PSD design resources for designers. In this collection we have put together mockups, templates, icons, UI kits and more. You can download the Free PSD files from the source and use them in your designs. But please do respect the respective authors’ license. Apple Responsive Screen MockUps iPhone Work space Mockup KAPPE PSD THEME Vintage Floral Photoshop Brush Set Writing Implements Icon Set Freebie – Brandi – Creative One Page Multi-Purpose PSD Template Freebie – Facebook Timeline Covers PSD Travelly – Free Travel…
  • Free Resume Template in Illustrator Format

    Rafi
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Friends, today’s featured freebie is a super sexy resume template in Adobe Illustrator format. You can use the template to showcase who you are and what you can do. You can either code it in to HTML page or just edit them to your resume images or PDF resume to forward them to prospective clients or employers. The template is modern, nice and clean with vector graphics. You can easily edit the colors, graphics and fonts using Adobe Illustrator tool. The freebie is created by JustCreativeIdeas.com Author: JustCreativeIdeas File Format: Vector Ai Keywords: Free Resume Template, Vectors,…
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    Elaine Biss

  • A Week Worth of Wisdom-Feminine Fashion Illustrations

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    This week I shed on my feed some of the best quotes I have found of the web, along with some of my images. It was a lot of fun. I have been so busy helping Michelle Rene with her fashion shows, I let go of a lot my own things.One thing I will not let go is my fashion illustration work. I try to draw at least once a day, either on my ipad or on paper. If you want to see my latest feminine illustrations, you can visit my Instagram at http://instagram.com/elainebinc# .If you are wondering what software I am using to sketch on the ipad, I have been using Adobe Ideas. It is pretty cool. Believe it…
  • Wounded Warrior Fashion Show

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    So after getting a taste for the front row in a fashion show, I was lucky enough to be part of it on the back end. From fitting the models to selecting the order of the walk, it was 4 hours of preparation, to 5 minutes of sheer stress to the 15 second walk of ecstasy for Michelle Rene.The best part about it is that, this was a charity event. This event brought about 8k last year for our wounded vets here in Pennsylvania. This year they raised over $25k. This cause near and dear to my heart, as both my husband`s father and grandfather were wounded veterans.Here are some pictures of the…
  • Where Luxury Lies- Feminine Illustration

    31 Mar 2014 | 4:25 pm
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  • In the Flesh: MIxing a Good Skin Tone with Watercolors.

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:32 am
    If you are into painting as much as me, this tutorial will give you an idea on how to create a good skin tone color with watercolors. Included is a 15 second video to help you along. 1. Dip your brush in yellow and red and mix the two.2. Now add a bit of Ultramarine blue. just a tiny bit!!3. As you mix it you will see the mixture turn a little brown, the way darker skin tones may look4. To make the color mixture favor lighter skin tones, add a bit of yellow. For darker skin tones, add red and blue.5. When painting, add water to give the color mixture a lighter tone.Enjoy!! 
  • Pink and Black Feminine Illustration

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:43 am
    Today, I had a really odd dream. I dreamed I was living in the 1920s and an artist was showing me the works he had in a museum. I don`t remember the whole... but he said something that stuck with me when I woke up. "To draw, is to bend a line to your will."I love those dreams! Yes. To draw you bend a line to your will. How amazing is that. P.S. I was watching a funny gamer on youtube, hence the crazy banter in the background.:D
 
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    Vector Patterns

  • Oranges and cherries free seamless vector pattern

    Timothy Blake
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A free seamless fruit vector pattern,  which consists of cherries and oranges. The pattern comes only in 1 color, but still a great pattern to add to your design inventory. What’s Included within the pattern set ? A Scalable Vector file of the Pattern set which can be scaled down or made bigger without reducing the quality of the patterns. License Details The source files are made available to download for free. They can be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. You may may not redistribute files featured on Vector Patterns, or hot link to files featured on Vector…
  • Vibrant polka dot free seamless vector pattern

    Timothy Blake
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A very vibrant polka dot seamless vector pattern. The patterns comes with two different colors both blue and pink, for you to choose from which pattern best works in your design project. What’s Included within the pattern set ? A Scalable Vector file of the Pattern set which can be scaled down or made bigger without reducing the quality of the patterns. It includes EPS and AI vector file format. The pattern comes in 2 different colours. License Details The source files are made available to download for free. They can be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. You may may…
  • Hand sketched star free seamless vector pattern

    Timothy Blake
    3 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A simple free hand sketched free seamless star vector pattern. The patterns set is free comes in both black and white. Download, and enjoy the free pattern set. What’s Included within the pattern set ? A Scalable Vector file of the Pattern set which can be scaled down or made bigger without reducing the quality of the patterns. The pattern comes in 2 different colours.   License Details The source files are made available to download for free. They can be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. You may may not redistribute files featured on Vector Patterns, or hot link…
  • A fruity free seamless vector pattern

    Timothy Blake
    17 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A free fruity pattern (no pun intended). The pattern consists of a range of various fruit vector elements including oranges, apples, pears, banners and kiwis. The patterns comes in only one colour, never the less a great must download pattern. What’s Included within the pattern set ? A Scalable Vector file of the Pattern set which can be scaled down or made bigger without reducing the quality of the patterns. License Details The source files are made available to download for free. They can be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. You may may not redistribute files…
  • A heart outline free seamless vector pattern

    Timothy Blake
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A heart outline seamless vector pattern available in multiple colours. The perfect pattern to incorporate into your valentine day designs. What’s Included within the pattern set ? A Scalable Vector file of the Pattern set which can be scaled down or made bigger without reducing the quality of the patterns. The pattern comes in 3 different colours. License Details The source files are made available to download for free. They can be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. You may may not redistribute files featured on Vector Patterns, or hot link to files featured on…
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    Columbia CabinetWorks

  • Straight from the Kitchen Faucet

    ccabinet
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    For the kitchen with everything: the Blue Water Systems from GROHE. What could be more convenient and refreshing than pure, chilled and sparkling water straight from your kitchen faucet? GROHE Blue Chilled and Sparkling System first filters the impurities from ordinary tap water, then cools it to the perfect drinking temperature and serves you either still, lightly sparkling or full sparkling water directly from the faucet. These systems are not cheap and retail over $4,000 but think of the long term savings in not purchasing bottled water. In the end your wallet may thank you and the…
  • Baronial Splendor

    ccabinet
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:34 am
    From time to time, I like to share specific projects one of CCW’s designers has worked on. Ray recently completed a major restoration of a kitchen that takes your breath away. The home was built in the 60’s by a couple who wanted to reproduce a château they stayed in on a trip to France. The entire house has an old world charm that makes you forget you are in Upstate New York. The owner wanted to carry that château inspired look into a completely remodeled kitchen with an added wow factor. We achieved that with size and substance and the smallest of details. The cabinetry is…
  • Pull-Out Trash Give-Away

    ccabinet
    27 Feb 2014 | 9:36 am
    One of my pet peeves is the kitchen garbage bin. I am a very firm believer it has no business being out in the middle of the kitchen floor, but rather belongs neatly nestled in a pull out trash cabinet. Let’s face it, a garbage bin, no mater how sleek, is an eyesore. That being said, I recognize that the pull-out trash cabinet is an option that adds cost to a project. So CCW wants to help! Place your cabinetry order with CCW by April 15th and get either one of these popular options absolutely FREE! Please note: Cabinetry order must be at least $3000 to qualify for this promotion.
  • Owl’s Nest

    ccabinet
    19 Feb 2014 | 11:57 am
    Occasionally a very special project comes along when the work CCW does is a part of a much greater whole. That was the case with Rob and Paul’s complete transformation of their home in the woods, Owl’s Nest. The finished home is simply spectacular, an oasis of modern, clean design surrounded by nature’s glory. Every inch was thoughtfully considered and elegantly realized. One of our senior designers, Amy Van Wie, got to work with Rob and Paul on the kitchen. She designed a clean and simple layout in keeping with the open floor plan of the house. The cabinets are sierra on maple veneer.
  • Rift Cut Veneer

    ccabinet
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:28 am
    An explosive trend is the popularity of rift cut veneer. Available on a variety of woods, the process produces a modern straight, striped grain appearance without any flakes. One of our senior designers, Ray, worked with a client to design this uber sleek vanity in rift cut veneer. Obeche, wood from a tropical tree in Africa, is peeled into rotary veneer, color selected and dyed under pressure for color consistency.  Layers are then glued into a large rectangular block. It is then framed and recut-sliced into veneer sheets. The result is a sleek, modern feel…perfect for bath and kitchen…
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    Creative Nerds

  • A large corner folded social media vector icon set

    TimothyBlake
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A well designed free awesome scalable social media vector icon set available in 3 different vector file formats. The set features 9 icons for 9 of the most popular social media sites. The icon set can be used in print and web design projects. Please feel free to download the icon set, an leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Preview License Details The vector icon set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector icon set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this…
  • 30 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2014

    TimothyBlake
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A collection of the very best illustrator design tutorial released throughout 2014. It’s essential as a designer that you’re always striving to grow your design skill set. This is a great roundup of the very best tutorials for beginners, and as well as for more advanced illustrator users. 1. Create a Delicious Ice Cream Bar in Adobe Illustrator 2. How to Create a Polygonal Vector Mosaic That Will Wow Any Crowd 3. Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator 4. How to Create a Simple Clock Illustration in Adobe Illustrator 5. Create a Detailed, UFO Illustration in…
  • How to create a QR code using indesign

    TimothyBlake
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A short quick tip screencast on how you can use indesign to create a QR code to incorporate into your print design projects. With the increase of smart phones has certainly seen an increase in qr codes its easy method to directing people to website or a landing page. It’s certainly a must know must technique, and doesn’t take long to incorporate into your design projects Tutorial details Difficulty: Easy Time estimation: 2 Minutes Program: Indesign CC Preview
  • 275 amazing free animal vectors

    TimothyBlake
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This a must download free resource to add to your design inventory. The set includes vectors and PNGS for insects, dinosaurs, mammal, fish and insects with a total of 275 vectors. The set can be used in commercial and personal projects. The possibility’s for how and where you can use this vector set is endless perfect print projects as well as for web design. This is a great resource was created by the guys over at free pik exclusive for Creative Nerds readers. Please download, and leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments section below. Download
  • Hi-res must download free acrylic paint photoshop brush set

    TimothyBlake
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Another one of our free must download photoshop brush sets to add to your design inventory. The free acrylic paint strokes brush set includes in total 4 hi-res superb photoshop brush strokes, which are great large sizes ranging from 1200px to 1600px. The set can be used in commercial and personal design projects. Preview License Details The Photoshop brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this Photoshop brush…
 
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Le Naturel designed by Moruba

    Richard Baird
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
    Le Naturel is an all-natural wine created without the use of sulphites by Spanish producer Vintae. Vintae describes itself as an innovative, young and dynamic enterprise, representing the avant-garde and revolutionising different aspects of the wine-growing industry. The wine’s packaging, developed by Moruba, embraces an unusual and distinctive change in communicative priorities, discarding the perceived high qualities of foil and tactile papers, verbose narrative, the themes of heritage, craft and provenance typically associated with the industry and instead leverages an…
  • Harry Watts designed by Birch

    Richard Baird
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    Harry Watts is a British photographer who takes a systematic approach to location and explores the relationship between people and objects. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and was selected by Italian Vogue for solo exhibitions in London and Madrid. Harry’s brand identity, developed by London based studio Birch, is representative of his unique process of removing excess information through the simple combination of a single bold, uppercase and condensed sans-serif typeface, black ink and plenty of unprinted white space, and utilises an unconventional…
  • Roberto Revilla London designed by Friends

    Richard Baird
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    Roberto Revilla, working with his wife Carolina, provides luxury yet accessible custom tailoring services nationally and internationally from his premises not far from London’s Saville Row. As well as tailoring, Roberto also retails a range of high quality accessories online. In response to a growing global client base and a desire to position the company alongside the “giants of luxury tailoring” such as Tom Ford, Armani, Canali and Zegna, Roberto worked with Friends to develop a new brand identity. Influenced by established fashion brands and global trends,…
  • Vitenparken designed by Bielke+Yang

    Richard Baird
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    Vitenparken is a science centre committed to facilitating and improving the dialogue between the bioscience research community and the general public. The centre contains an exhibit hall, cafe, dairy museum and meeting facilities set within the Campus Ås grounds of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. As well as the science centre these grounds are home to over a 1000 scientists, a university with eight departments and 4500 students, and a number of parks. Formerly the Norwegian Agriculture Museum, Vitenparken commissioned design studio Bielke+Yang to help them transition from…
  • Nina Jobs designed by BVD

    Richard Baird
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    BVD have recently completed their brand identity work for Nina Jobs, a Swedish industrial designer working within the fields of art direction, product and furniture design for companies such as Ikea, Uniqlo and MoMa New York. Based around a responsive website that balances identity and content with large product images set against a white background, as well as a good quality business card that mixes pink board with a debossed black ink, and a logotype built from the lowercase geometric sans-serif characters of Futura, BVD‘s solution is bold yet feminine, efficient yet accessible.
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Sweet and Savory Easter Recipes

    Farima Alavi
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    My favorite Easter activities include decorating eggs, filling baskets with yummy treats and surprises, and my all-time favorite  — eating brunch with my family. Whether you’re hosting an extravagant brunch or making a simple meal for your family, we have easy, sweet and savory recipes that will please even your pickiest of guests. Hatching Chick Egg Great for the kids’ table, transform an ordinary hard-boiled egg into an adorable hatching chick. Get the Full Recipe Here>> Flatbread Pizza With Eggs, Tomatoes and Arugula This healthy, protein-packed flatbread is a perfect…
  • Freebie Friday: Freshen Up Your Home With Free Slipcovers

    Liz Gray
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    On the first warm days of spring, I always look around my home and think “Who picked out all this stuff?”After staring at the same sofa, pillows, blankets and window treatments all winter long, I’m ready for a change that won’t break my budget.  That’s the beauty of slipcovers: They’re an inexpensive way to refresh and renew your home decor with fresh colors and patterns for the new season. Can you believe these armchairs are slipcovered? That’s why we’ve partnered with online slipcover retailer SureFit to give one lucky reader their own home…
  • Adventures in Antiquing: Trending at Spring High Point Furniture Market

    H. Camille Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    If you saw Liz’s decorating trends post you know that she and I recently spent several (blissful!) days taking in all that’s new and notable in furniture, accessories, lighting, fabrics and more in High Point, NC at the world’s largest furniture industry trade show — or as I like to refer to it: Disney for Designers. While I certainly enjoy checking out the trendiest fabrics and finishes, the highlight of each Market visit for me is spending a few hours strolling thru the Market’s Antique & Design Center. Here, 60+ premiere antique dealers showcase…
  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Coffee Table”

    Farima Alavi
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option B. DIY expert Tracy Metro placed a Lucite table in the middle of this houseboat’s sitting room to give the illusion of a bigger space. We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Teresa is the winner of an Easter egg hunt kit and egg cup candles from Laura Ashley. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • Past Meets Present: A Sweet Sling Fling

    Rayan Turner
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    From slouchy to sleek and safari, oh my! Whether cushy or chrome, and maybe even both, the sling chair runs the gamut, and this hot little number has indeed reentered the design world in a big, big way.  If you like a good romp through a second hand store or flea market every now and again, chances are you will find yourself drawn to these deconstructionist leather supported pieces at some point in the very near future. Image Credits: 1 | 2 So when did we last see these beauties? The safari style variety of sling chair, with all of its belts and buckles, was in great demand during the days…
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    Dedece Blog

  • Sottssas – Memphis to Milan @ Salone Milan 2014

    Dedece
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Above – Memphis, photographed by Studio Azzurro, 1981 Memphis Design Association Founding Members  were -  Michele de Lucchi, Matteo Thun, George Sowden, Marco Zanini, Andrea Branzi,  Aldo Cibic, Ettore Sottssas, Nathalie du Pasquier, Martine Bedin, and writer Barbara Radice Carlton bookcase by Ettore Sottsass, 1981 Memphis Philosophy = Form Follows Decoration Memphis Style = Clashing colours, Asymmetrical shapes and Loud patterns Memphis Method = Form did not have to follow function any more, and design was about Communication. “It is no coincidence that the people who worked…
  • De Natura Fossilium @ Salone Milan 2014

    John Engelen
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mount Etna erupting Born in the shadow of Sicily’s Mount Etna, Andrea Trimarchi has long been intrigued by volcanic materials — a fascination which culminated in his exhibition with design partner Simone Farresin at Palazzo Clerici this week. “We were fascinated by the way these volcanoes are constantly expelling material’, explains Farresin. ‘In a way, it’s like person mining. But in this case, it’s nature mining Sicily’s Mount Etna Quarry For centuries, the boiling red, volcanic ooze that has geysered out of Mount Etna and Stromboli ( two of the last…
  • Designing with Air @ Salone Milan 2014

    Dedece
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    A creative team from Fabrica (the design research lab under Benetton ) led by Sam Baron ( director of design at Fabrica ) has designed a number of installations that “give shape to air” – the most commonly employed means to transfer heat and one that reflects the mission of Japanese firm Daikin, a partner in the initiative, which has always sought to ‘air-condition’ our lives. Sam Baron, Director of Design at Fabrica, added: “We conceived design as a practice that must communicate through form and function and an exchange between opposites in projects with universal appeal.
  • Tom Dixon ( PT 2 / 2 ) @ Salone Milan 2014

    John Engelen
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Last week markeds leading UK brand Tom Dixon‘s debut within the Milan Rho Fair Grounds for the Salone, Tom abandoned his spectacular city fringe MOST location of previous years ( see Tom 2103 here and here  & Tom  2012 here, and here ) and this year he triumphantly entered the main pavilions, where he presented his new “British Members Club” furniture, lighting and accessory collections He reminded me a bit like ……  Julus Ceasar returning to Rome, after having conquered far away France and Spain !!! Tom Dixon is still on a mission to design, illuminate and…
  • Vico Magistretti

    John Engelen
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    A design project can be considered successful when it is so easy to explain that it can be described by phone The post Vico Magistretti appeared first on Dedece Blog.
 
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    Pin Snoop

  • SafeIP – Hide Real IP Software | 2015 Free Download

    bestway
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Hide Your Real Device IP and Convert it to Fake IP to Protect your Online Privacy using one of several Global proxy servers, SafeIP is a free software with amazing Feature, just download its latest & Free Version From Pinsnoop.com .This Free Software Offers free anonymous IP locations from Countries with Fastest Internet Connections such as United Kingdom,Germany, France, United States and Poland.SafeIP allows you to Disable Cookies and ads as well as to switching your Device DNS to Secure and Private DNS to Protect you against any external problems.SafeIP is Completely Free With Basic…
  • Top 6 Free Audio Editors 2014 & 2015 for Windows | Free Download

    Steven Porker
    29 Jan 2014 | 6:12 am
    Audio editing Software allows you to edit and create audio files but Audio Editors are different some of these editors have many Features and other don’t have all good features but very simple and easy to use.So here in Worldoz We will give you Best Free Audio Editors for Windows Operating System ( Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Seven, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ).Main Audio editing software Features : ( Not all Audio Editors Have these Functions ) - Basic Editing Functions Such as cut, copy, paste, paste mix, paste replace/insert, paste to new file, trim/crop, delete, undo. - Vocal…
  • Top Nursing Abbreviations for 2014 & 2015

    bestway
    24 Jan 2014 | 2:54 am
    Most Important Nursing Abbreviations for all nursing students or Staff, this list will help you to deal with most used of Nursing Abbreviations ( not include all Abbreviations ) .Note 1: This list not include all Nursing Abbreviations just common Nursing Abbreviations.Note 2: you can add any Nursing Abbreviation as comment and we will add this abbreviation to our list immediately.Note 3 : To Prevent mistakes in Medication administration Spell The Meaning instead of its abbreviation for example say “Before meals” instead of AC.Nursing…
  • Top free Online Tax Software for 2014 & 2015 | Free Download

    Steven Porker
    17 Jan 2014 | 10:29 am
    Online Tax Software helps you to find federal tax and to prepare every things related to finance world, also Tax Software help you to confirm taxes are accurate, ability to know standard percentages, tax summaries, how to receive tax refunds, step-by-step guidance, filing federal and state returns, export/import data and more of amazing things.Free Federal Tax ReturnMain Online Tax Software Features : ( Not all Free Online Tax Software Have these Functions ) - Create basic tax summaries. - Access, prepare, and/or print paper copies of Federal income tax returns. - File IRS tax extension. -…
  • Best Free Programs Uninstaller Software for 2014 & 2015 | Free Download

    James Walker
    3 Jan 2014 | 5:52 am
    if you cannot remove a specific program using ” default uninstall or change Program ” in Windows operating system, you need to use Programs Uninstaller Software to solve this problem.There are a lot of free Programs Removers works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ( May Include Windows 98 ) on both 32 and 64-bit, and any of these removers will helps you by deep and fast scanning to removes all stuck or broken programs .Main Programs Uninstaller Software Features : ( Not all Free Programs Removers Have these Functions ) - Display list of all…
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    Enpundit

  • A New Startup Has Created a Device That Can Charge Your Smartphone in 30 Seconds

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

    Enpundit
    23 Feb 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Slovakian designer Dusan Cezak has combined his love for classic Hollywood films and digital illustration in one of his latest projects entitled Pixelwood. He has recreated various scenes from classic films such as Pulp Fiction and Fight Club in awesome 8-bit animated GIF form. If you like what you see, support the artist and grab an 8-bit T-Shirt. The […]Via Enpundit.
  • Brave Boy Risks His Life to Save Baby Deer from Drowning

    Enpundit
    7 Feb 2014 | 8:24 am
    A boy in Bangladesh has risked his life by jumping into raging flood waters to save a baby deer who was helplessly separated from his family. These powerful photos show the boy, named Belal, holding the fawn in one hand above the water, even when his own head was below. Wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab who […]Via Enpundit.
  • This Rare 16th Century Book is Actually Six Books in One

    Enpundit
    5 Feb 2014 | 2:57 pm
    This 16th century book is an example of sixfold dos-à-dos binding, in which six books are joined together to form a single book. Each book opens individually by way of its own little clasp. The complex book, which was printed in Germany, is owned by the National Library of Sweden.Via Enpundit.
  • The Black Desert House in California

    Enpundit
    3 Feb 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Architecture firm Oller & Pejic, in collaboration with Creative Director Marc Atlan, has designed the ‘Black Desert House’, a desert retreat with impressive views of Joshua Tree National Park in California. It’s not often that you see a black house, but the bold choice in color definitely offers a distinct contrast from the surrounding desert landscape. […]Via Enpundit.
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    Stadri Emblems Blog

  • Rock Stars Agree: Embroidered Patches Add Massive Value To Garments

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

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

    Marisa Brayman
    17 Feb 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It is a unique character of mankind to venture into the unknown. It also is characteristically human to cruelly ridicule those who do. —Paul Rayno, Monsters of the Northwoods Nothing evokes one’s imagination and fear of the North Country like the legend of Bigfoot. According to this legend, the first known sightings of Bigfoot in the Adirondacks were by the Iroquois. The first documented sighting took place in the early 1600s during the exploration of French Explorer Samuel de Champlain. Since then, over 200 sightings have been recorded. In Washington County, 1976, a New York Police…
  • The Stadri Art Department’s Favorite Patches From 2013

    Marisa Brayman
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:37 am
    2013 was a great year for patches! OK, we say that every year; we’re passionate about patches. But this year is different because we’re not going to keep all our great patch designs to ourselves. Join us as each member of our Art Department shares his or her favorite patch from 2013. “This design is based on Uncle Shucks corn maze theme. I designed this patch and it stitched pretty well for a 3-1/2″ size. I think the composition is good and the the jug shape really added something to it. What I like most about it is that it incorporates a shotgun, whiskey…
  • Customer Highlight: Shasta Wheelmen Bicycling Club

    Marisa Brayman
    5 Dec 2013 | 7:15 am
    The Redding California, Shasta Wheelmen Bicycling Club is a family-oriented cycling group that includes riders of all ages and is designed to appeal to a ride range of riders, with events ranging from 26-126 miles and from flat to rolling hills to mountains. Founded in 1970, the club interacts with the public and with local government agencies to promote safe, effective cycling, improved road conditions to facilitate bicycle commuting, as well as cyclists’ rights to the use of the roads.   The Shasta Wheelmen Patches The Shasta Wheelmen have been putting on Century rides for 44 years.
 
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    Design Tickle

  • Redditor Recreates Every NBA Team Logos as Pokemon

    Kalen Smith
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Redditor Kleeetz has done something pretty darn cool. He has recreated the logos of every team in the NBA. He also took a pretty unique spin – turning them all into Pokemon characters. I have to give Kleeetz props on this one. I have never associated a single team in the NBA with Pokemon, but he really did a kick-ass job here.  I have included the images below for you to check out. Please let me know what you think! Some of the other Redditors on the thread said that some of the images need a little bit of work. I guess there may be some room for improvement, but overall I thought…
  • Puppy Adoption Photobombs Show the Warmer Side of Instagram

    Kalen Smith
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:03 am
    Instagram has been the center of a number of controversies. First, people were outraged when they heard that the company changed its TOS to be allowed to share user information with advertisers. Then there were journalists that said that Instagram was the most depressing social network because it was full of narcissists and stalkers. It is about time that the site finally caught a break. A new post showed how selfies (yes selfies) can actually be used to help puppies find new homes. Puppy Photobombs Lead to Adoptions I was just checking out my buddy Justin’s website Design Faves.
  • Expert Views on the Future of Responsive Web Design

    Kalen Smith
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:42 pm
    I recently wrote a post on the future of responsive web design and the impact it will have on the profession. I thought it might be good to share some thoughts of a few experts on the topic. Here are a few things that you should bear in mind as you consider the benefits this new technology offers. Responsive websites will change the web. Powerful SEO Benefits Hayley Francis recently created an awesome piece on Search Engine Journal about the impact responsive design has on SEO. As I stated earlier, companies that don’t use responsive design may see their rankings fall drastically in the…
  • My Recent Interview With Karan Chopra of JustWP.org

    Kalen Smith
    7 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    Karan Chopra is the founder of JustWP.org I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Karan Chopra on Blogger Linkup. Karan is the founder of JustWP.org, a new resource for WordPress users. Karan launched his site a few months and it has already become one of the most popular I have come across. JustWP.org currently receives over 50,000 visitors a month. Karan was kind enough to answer some questions when I interviewed him. Here are some responses. JustWP is a fascinating new site for WordPress developers. 1.      What is JustWP.org and Who is running it? Karan: I founded JustWP (or…
  • Bitcoin Users Concerned About Future of the Virtual Currency

    Kalen Smith
    26 Feb 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Is the bitcoin in danger? Mt. Gox was once the largest bitcoin exchange. The bitcoin community was dismayed when the company was shuttered earlier this week. Many people around the world are wondering what the news means for the future of the virtual currency. The general consensus is that bitcoin is not going away anytime soon. However, bitcoin users have still raised a number of concerns. Confidence in Bitcoin is Clearly Shaken What is the future of bitcoin? People with Mt. Gox accounts lost an estimated $350 million when the company shut down. This could cause many people to lose faith in…
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  • How Company Culture Can Make or Break Performance

    Robyn Gold
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Steve Denning starts his Seattle ALM Forum presentation with the following disclaimer: “I want to make clear that I am not a developer or technology professional. I’ve spent my entire career in management – the people you love to hate.” So, what is this guy, a former U.S. World Bank chairman, doing at the Seattle ALM Forum addressing a group of ...
  • Internet of Things, Boon for Manufacturers

    Jon Marcus
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s planting season and a farmer in the Midwest is busy at work, but he’s not in the field – he’s working from a digital operations center on his tablet computer. Meanwhile, one of his tractors is running low on diesel. No problem. The tank has already notified the supplier it needs a refill. In another location, a farm equipment manufacturer ...
  • Could Drone Ships Become Reality?

    Nancy Pardo
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s a surreal thought: fleets of giant cargo ships sailing in the ocean without actual sailors. Yet with driverless planes, trains, and automobiles already a reality, why not an unmanned boat? Rolls-Royce Blue Ocean development team is working on such a prototype to revolutionize the $375 billion cargo industry. The London-based company is creating a system in which captains would steer ships ...
  • Manufacturers Face Tougher Product Regulations

    Nancy Pardo
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As part of its push for safer consumer products, California has announced tougher regulation around the chemicals that often make their way into children’s sleeping mats, home insulation, and paint thinners. Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) systems, children’s foam padded sleeping products, paint and varnish strippers, and surface cleaners are all coming under close scrutiny from California’s Department of Toxic Substances ...
  • Astronauts Try 3D Printing in Space

    Nancy Pardo
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    3D printing is about to take a small step for man and a giant leap for manufacturing. A printer designed by a Silicon Valley-based startup called Made in Space will be carried into orbit aboard SpaceX Five later this summer. There, in microgravity conditions similar to those on the International Space Station, the printer will create a series of objects as part of a proof ...
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  • Eggcelent: Hatch’s 2014 Egg Coloring Kit and Contest

    Melissa Mazzoleni
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    I hate myself a little bit for that title, but I promise good visuals. Last year, I remember receiving Hatch’s annual egg coloring kit, and I was equally as excited when their 2012 kit was chosen as a winner in the HOW Self-Promotion and Marketing competitions. As such, I was anticipating the arrival of Hatch’s 2014 kit. And they didn’t disappoint. Hatch founder and creative director Joel Templin was kind enough to answer a few questions about their annual kit and to take a look back at the past several years of this promotion piece. Even if Easter isn’t your thing,…
  • Freelancers: Last Chance. Don’t Miss This Deal — 65% off

    Ilise Benun
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Today is the last day to register for the latest virtual conference for freelancers: Strategies for Creative Freelancers, Spring 2014. (But you have 30 days to download everything and then you can review at your convenience.)So in case you missed it, you’ll get access to 11 audio & video sessions, which would normally cost $300 if purchased individually. But if you use the coupon code CFSPRING14, you get it all for $99. That’s more than 65% off.Read all about what you get here….and download today, before it’s too late! The post Freelancers: Last Chance.
  • Pop Design: Ghostbusters, Breaking Bad, Mario and More

    Zachary Petit
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:02 am
    Not long ago, we went hunting for some pop culture design-rich work at the Wizard World Louisville Comic Con. We spotted Andrew Heath’s work from across the conference floor. After lightening our wallets on a couple pieces of said work, we chatted with Heath about his process, how to stand out, and the role pop culture plays in design today.What’s your background? I’ve been designing professionally for about six years, but have been involved in some form of art my entire life. … Once I got into college, I started taking design classes and learned as much as I could. After…
  • 2 Days Only: 11 Freelance Design Tutorials & Sessions Over 65% Off!

    Jessica Farris
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    The live online event Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014 was a roaring success, but the excitement hasn’t ended!If you register for Strategies for Creative Freelancers in the next two days—April 17th & 18th—you’ll get a full week of access to all 11 freelance design tutorials, webinars and audio sessions from the online event. During that week, you’ll be able to download all of the sessions, so you’ll own the content!Purchased individually, the total price of those sessions would be $300, but coupon code CFSPRING14 gets you $50 off the $149 course registration…
  • Share Art with Curiator, a New Online Platform

    Melissa Mazzoleni
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    This may come as no surprise, but I love art and beautiful things. I spend more of my free time than I’m comfortable admitting either looking at images, gifs and the sort online or actively seeking some visual stimuli in galleries, museums and the everyday. I know that a lot of you feel me on that. I’m excited to keep a new site on my radar: Curiator. Much like the name implies, this recently launched online platform allows users to collect and share art online. Unlike other sites, which encourages users to collect and share images on a variety of topics or personal interests,…
 
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  • Brian Eno and Karl Hyde of Underworld

    Manuel Da Ros
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    On May 6, will be released the album result of the collaboration with Brian Eno and Karl Hyde of Underworld. The album is titled Someday World. Here is a single: Daddy’s Car. L'articolo Brian Eno and Karl Hyde of Underworld sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Salone del Mobile in Milan 2014

    Manuel Da Ros
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    April 8 to 13, we were at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and we distributed 400 apples, 1.500 gadgets and 7.500 catalogs. It was a pleasure to have met you! L'articolo Salone del Mobile in Milan 2014 sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Molly Johnson – Melody vs Submotion Orchestra – Thinking

    Manuel Da Ros
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    Friday Jazz: the evolution of elegance Molly Johnson – Melody vs Submotion Orchestra – Thinking L'articolo Molly Johnson – Melody vs Submotion Orchestra – Thinking sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Guests of Casa Bertallot

    Manuel Da Ros
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    We were guests of Casa Bertallot, we continue to support those who invest in high quality music. L'articolo Guests of Casa Bertallot sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Esbjörn Svensson Trio – The Wraith vs Herbie Hancock – Dolphin Dance

    Manuel Da Ros
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Friday jazz: contemporary against the origins Esbjörn Svensson Trio – The Wraith vs Herbie Hancock – Dolphin Dance L'articolo Esbjörn Svensson Trio – The Wraith vs Herbie Hancock – Dolphin Dance sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
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    Blue Soda Promo Blog

  • Instagram: Becoming The New Forefront of Social Media

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

    Ina Bullari
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Have you ever turned down anything that was free? Probably not, but better yet, why would you? When something is free no time or money is put forth from the receiver, thus, the feeling they get when acquiring something that is free, like a T-shirt, is just that much better than the satisfaction they would of received if say they themselves spent $15 on a brand new shirt. Now to better simplify and explain this concept, put yourself in this situation: You are at Panera, out to lunch with a friend, when all of a sudden one of the workers comes to your table offering you a free sample of one of…
  • How LEGO Continues to Build their Brand to New Heights

    Matt Powers
    13 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    In early February, Warner Bros. Pictures released the first-ever, full-length theatrical Lego movie, properly titled, ‘The LEGO Movie’.  The story follows Emmet, your typical ordinary LEGO minifigure who is mistaken for the most sensational person and the key to saving the world. Emmet and his band of misfits go on an epic adventure to stop an evil tyrant. The family comedy has audiences everywhere raving  appealing to children, fans, adults and critics all the same (Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes). The film can also be stamped a financial success with a box office…
  • How Moz Uses Swag to Keep Their Community Happy

    Matt Powers
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:45 am
    Promotional products are typically thought of as a cheap and effective way to attract customers. Which is true…to an extent, but that’s not its only propose. To be honest, if that’s the only way you are using promo, you’re doing it wrong. It takes more time and effort (not to mention money) to bring in new leads than it does to keep your existing clients. So promotional marketing can have even a greater value when it comes to customer retention and growing a company organically. However, we don’t typically see posts like this because it doesn’t have the…
  • 8 Fun Wedding Imprints for 2014

    Matt Powers
    21 Feb 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Last year Blue Soda Promo published their top cheap, yet trendy wedding favors of 2013.  With almost 14,000 pins on Pinterest, we can assume that many of you found it helpful and we would love to continue inspiring brides. So as a follow up, we’ve taken one of our favorite favors, the custom printed koozie, and created some fun wedding themed imprints that can be customized for that special day. Keep Calm and Marry On The classic “Keep Calm and Carry On” campaign from World War II has been adapted for all sorts of different events. Topped with the bride a groom or a pair of…
 
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    DesignFaves

  • This painstaking decoration process will put your Easter Eggs to shame.

    Joshua Tyler Bacon
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    With Easter right around the corner it’s time to start the age-old tradition of drilling 3 to 5 thousand holes in an egg forming intricate designs. What, that’s not how you do it? Artist Franc Grom is putting a whole new spin on the Easter egg, handcrafting designs into real eggs with not much more than a drill and a pin.  Each egg can take weeks of work with Grom crafting as long as his concentration will tolerate. His eggs are a take on traditional Slovenian designs, and show at local museums and forums around the world. He also sells his pieces online for a tidy sum. His incredible…
  • What will we do with all the old typewriters? Turn them into waffle irons!

    Steph Guinan
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In any creative pursuit, those “Ah ha” moments happen when we discover a new way of seeing things. For Chris Dimino, an epiphany occurred upon the realization that typewriter keys have a similar structure to a waffle iron. In his words, “I didn’t have the actual machine in front of me, so I just kept drawing typewriters over and over – breaking them down into their essential parts. Many hours and days later, in a quick sketch of a keyboard, I loosely made crisscrossing lines that kind of resembled a waffle, and that’s when it hit me.” Dimino’s “Corona-matic” was a…
  • It’s hard to believe this tilted cube house is a comfortable to live in!

    Laura Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Piet Bloom’s Cube houses were created for high-density areas in the Netherlands, and can be found in Rotterdam and Helmond. Their collective design references a forest and each individual building depicts a single tree. A narrow trunk supports the building’s voluminous top and the cubes are tilted and rest on concrete hexagon-columns. When looking at a Cube house it’s easy to imagine that the interior is like a fun house with slanted floors and angular doors. However, there are three floors: the triangular-bottom room that includes a living room and kitchen, the middle room with…
  • This artist replaced herself with a flat image to confront sexuality stereotypes

    Laura Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Dawn Woolley’s performative self-portraits address the social constructs of identity, femininity, and sexuality, and how she, herself, fits into these roles as both a female and an artist. Woolley’s photos wittily analyze the line between being sexual and sexualized. In ‘The Substitute’ Woolley replaces her real self with a photographic flat copy of her body. In this way she strips away her personal complexity, and objectifies herself as a sexualized female. In ‘Visual Pleasure’ her technique is reversed; she becomes the only real model posing amongst a world of flat props.
  • These massive ‘paintings’ are stunning. What they are made of seems impossible!

    Nhan Tran
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    British artist Jason Martin is best known for his monochromatic works that blur the lines of sculpture and painting. By applying layers of oil or acrylic gel on surfaces such as stainless steel, plexiglass, or aluminum, he’s able to create amazing comb-like textures in one brushstroke movement. Recently, the London-based artist got rid of paint altogether to start experimenting with metallic materials like copper, bronze and nickel. The results are strikingly rhythmic textures that can provoke images of either ridges in a vinyl record, strands of wet hair or a melted robot –…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Antiques in Wichita? Wichita Antique Free Fonts!

    Foster D. Coburn III
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Loyal readers will remember last fall when the Cave Creek Geek Dined at Auntie Mae's Cafe. Of all the videos I've posted so far, that is one of my favorites since the restaurant is named after my mom. This week would have been her 85th birthday so it seemed an appropriate time to post the link again. What the video doesn't tell you is that Auntie Mae's started as a consignment antique store in Wichita. Today's free font is WichitaAntique in five different weights. I couldn't think of a better time to choose this family of fonts. Get your free copy and start antiquing! Not sure how to download…
  • Heartbleed Bug and Graphics Unleashed

    Foster D. Coburn III
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    There is a lot of talk in the last few days about the Heartbleed Bug. It is a coding error in the OpenSSL protocol that can leave a hole for hackers to steal information. If you want to read all of the technical details, you can visit The Heartbleed Bug Web site. The Graphics Unleashed Web site does use SSL (secure socket layer) encryption on pages when payments are involved or with other information that should be protected. We do NOT use the OpenSSL library on our site and therefore our site does NOT have this vulnerability. As with most sites on the Internet, we are connected with many…
  • Kurt Reviews HTC One Max Smartphone

    Foster D. Coburn III
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most of us are on our second or even our third smartphone at this point. Others may be investigating their first one. I know that I will soon be trading in my current phone for what I find to be the latest and greatest. Kurt von Behrmann has reviewed the HTC One Max, one of the top entrants in the world of phablets. They are so named because their large screens make them a mix between a phone and a tablet. In my mind I have gone back and forth between a "phablet" and a large phone as far as what will next be my mobile communication device. I think the only way for me to decide is to hold both…
  • Blood Moon, GodMode Folder, Clipart on DVD? and Seamless Textures Collections

    Foster D. Coburn III
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I wanted to share some of the posts that have appeared on the Graphics Unleashed Facebook page in the last week. If you are reading via e-mail, you'll have to click on the posts. Each of the Facebook posts is fully embedded if you are reading this post on the Web site. We had a beautiful clear sky in Arizona last night to watch the lunar eclipse and the blood moon. I love to take pictures, but my camera equipment pales in comparison to what NASA has available. Rather than post the pictures I took with the moon as a dot, we shared a series from NASA showing the blood red moon. Post by Graphics…
  • What Can Designers Learn From Spammers and Scammers?

    Foster D. Coburn III
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yesterday I told you about all the extra junk you'll often receive when you install free software. As designers, we can all learn something from the tactics used by the scams involved in getting you to install the extra junk. These lessons can also come from the spam that floods our inboxes every day. Let's focus on how you are tricked into installing extra junk. Obviously the product you desire is marketed as free and that is the magic price. The first thing you see on the Web page is a big green button with "Download Now" or some other verbage that is just begging you to click the link.
 
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  • Tony’s Hotpot Recipe

    strawberry_admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    Now, we know this hotpot might not be quite as good as Betty’s but we still think it tastes pretty good. Have a try yourself with our Tony’s Lancashire Hotpot Recipe and cooking guide…. Ingredients 4–6 best-end or middle-neck lamb or mutton cutlets 400g diced lamb or mutton neck fillet or shoulder Flour, sugar, salt and pepper, to dust 3 large floury potatoes, (maris piper) 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked 1 bay leaf 2 onions, sliced 500ml lamb stock 20g butter, melted, plus extra to grease To get started with this hotpot, preheat the oven to 170C, the next step is to dust the meat…
  • Coronation Street infographic

    strawberry_admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
     
  • Spruce up for Spring

    strawberry_admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:54 am
    It’s official, we’ve seen our first glimpses of sunshine this year – it looks like we’re well on the way to the warmer months, folks!  Step away from those winter comforts … hot water bottles, throws and endless cups of tea and treat your home to a spring clean to give your home a fresh, new vibe! We thought we’d share some of our top tips with you to spruce up your home as we step out of winter! We’re sure you’ve all heard of giving your home a spring clean, getting rid of the old and bringing in the new to create a new vibe in your home. Getting rid of the old You might…
  • Pastel Colours

    strawberry_admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Pastels are the latest design trend for 2014; they are perfect for spring – which is finally here! The chalky delicate shades add a fresh touch to any room and really add brightness to dark areas. The pastel shades are great for a vintage and a modern room, which should fit in with most interiors. Here are some great ideas to add some pastel shades to your house. Instead of dramatically changing your room, add accessories with pastel colours. For example, a few cushions, a throw, some storage or even the toaster in your kitchen. Keeping your base colours neutral and adding a pop of pastel…
  • New Egyptian Cotton Towels

    strawberry_admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:47 am
    Cheery colours can help to brighten up our day, so why not add an injection of colour into your bathroom, with our new Egyptian cotton towels. Now, you might be thinking about buying some new towels but feel baffled by all the varieties available. Our new range are Egyptian cotton which is described as the ‘king of cottons’  due to its long, silky fibres, making it very soft and extremely absorbent. The gorgeous Egyptian cotton towels come in a variety of colours and sizes including: Black, red, baby blue, chocolate, grey, purple, beige, cream and white. Face Cloth – 30 x 30cm…
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  • Mid-century modern comes of age

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    Mid-century modern comes of age: Starck, Foster, Gray – 20th-century design classics in Dublin auction tomorrow An interesting article on the growing popularity of Mid Century Modern design, and the growing market for vintage items. Mid Century classics are gaining official “antique” status, and the values are continuing to increase.
  • As the month of Wegner continues, we will be featuring one of...

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    As the month of Wegner continues, we will be featuring one of the chair-makers designs every couple of days. For this installment, we have chosen the CH28 Sawhorse Armchair. First crafted in 1951, this classic design features similarities to its dining counter part the Sawbuck chair, but makes use of a wider, lower frame that is more suitable for the relaxing. Similar to the Sawbuck, this design features an angular triangle frame, but adds uniquely sharp and stout armrests for added elbows comfort. The Sawhorse can be found in various configurations: upholstered, plain wood, and with light…
  • 100 Years of Wegner

    2 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    Today marks the 100 Year anniversary of Hans Wegner’s birth. He was arguably the most influential danish designer that ever was, and we just wanted to show some love and recognition on this special day. He was responsible for designing hundreds of eye catching, timeless chairs, tables, cabinets, and pretty much anything that you could make out of wood. Most people have probably sat on or at least seen some of his classics without even knowing it. One of his most notable designs is the PP503 “the Chair" designed for PP Mobler, which was used by JFK and Nixon in the 1960’s…
  • Famed Mid Century Furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen was active...

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Korod Larsen Shell chair Famed Mid Century Furniture designer Ib Kofod-Larsen was active primarily in the 1950’s and 60’s. Today, his sleek and stylish designs have reached the pinnacle of popularity in the world of enthusiasts. Born of Danish decent, Ib Kofod-Larsen started off his rewarding career designing storage and seating for the Swedish market in the 1960’s, but he didn’t experience true success until far after. Like most artists, his work did not receive the recognition it deserved until far after his prime had passed. The reason for this is unclear, but some experts say…
  • Achille Castiglioni was one of the most influential industrial...

    13 Mar 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Achille Castiglioni was one of the most influential industrial designers of the mid-1900’s. He often took inspiration from common, everyday objects, and transformed them into bold minimalist designs that used simple materials for a large effect.  Some of his most famous designs include the Arco Lamp, the Taccia Floor Lamp, and the Snoopy lamp, which was inspired from the classic kids cartoon. Many of these signature looks have stayed relevant for over half a decade, and continue to be produced by the manufacturer Flos.  If you watch television, keep an eye on the lighting used on set,…
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    Top Creative Works

  • Elephant in the room

    skyant
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    This interesting elephant socket pad can be connected to any sockets in the room. After connected, the ordinary plug becomes the elephant’s face, and the long line becomes the long nose of elephant, lively and interesting. Produced by Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka. You Might Also LikeU-CAN watering canPlug bookCordial pendant lampDog camera casePinocchio pencil sharpener
  • Fixie pizza cutter

    skyant
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    DoIY has launched an interesting Fixie Pizza cutter that looks like a mini version of Fixed Gear bicycle. Two wheels are sharp cutting knives and the bicycle body is the holder. You Might Also LikeFull Circle folding bicycleBicymple bicycleForces of sliced noodles robotOriginal flake of stone cutterS-type tape cutter
  • Buoy cup

    skyant
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    The Blind often cannot know whether the cup full of water when they are pouring the water. Generally, they often try the water depth by their hand, if it is boiling water, it is easy to scald their hand, if they are not to try, the water is easy to overflow. This customized cup for Blind can greatly solve this problem. Produced by South Korean university student Jin Won Heo. You Might Also LikeData Pouch hard diskTime CapElectrolux Jell BallsKeyboard Protective CoverXEOS 3D printer concept
  • Magnetic Organization System

    skyant
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    As the personal electronic device increases, there are more and more data cables on your desk, this magnetic organization system can cleverly help you to arrange these cables. This system is easy to use, just put your data cables on the system. MOS (magnetic organization system) is made with whole piece of aluminum, hard-anodized and scratch proof. Produced by Reign23. You Might Also LikeMinimalist moneyclipJustMount: a useable toolThe AidHoyt bowBottle humidifier
  • Snail speaker

    skyant
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Russian industrial designer Alexander Shevchenko designed a snail speaker that consists of a metal panel bracket and a transparent glass shell. The glass shell looks like the shell of snail, and there are two speakers placed on the panel, the speaker sound becomes stronger after reflected by snail shell. You Might Also LikeAudioOrb speakerCreative solar sound 8-6Creative radio design 8-4Transparent sound dimensionSound Scope loudspeaker
 
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