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  • 5 Fall Inspired Color Palettes

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    Julya Buhain
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall is here! ‘Tis the season for crunchy leaves, sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. When it comes to design, you need to make sure your brand stays on top of seasons and holidays. Show your audience you’re paying attention and are on top of the freshest trends. Color is a good way to stay on track. Put a Fall flair on your design with these color palettes! 1 Warm Up Your Design Brick Red (#C2453B), Sunflower (#FFE645), Pottery (#ECC66E) and Chocolate (#B25641) Warm tones are colors in the shades of yellow, orange, red and brown. Warm tones are colors we associate with things…
  • Find New Clients the Creative Way

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    behanceteam
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Binoculars designed by Luis Prado for the Noun Project For many creatives, finding new clients can be challenging, and well, a real drag when all we want to do is work on our next masterpiece. Alex Mathers of Red Lemon Club developed a list of 50 ways for creative people to land clients. A creator himself, the list is both practical and creative-centric. Here are a few of his suggestions: 10. Shoot a behind the scenes film of your workspace and share it online. 15. Give a free talk on something that would truly benefit your target prospects and encourage people to connect with you at the end.
  • 5 Tips for Beating the Cycle of Perfectionism

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    Sara Duane-Gladden
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Advertise here with BSAHave you ever met a designer or developer who wasn’t a perfectionist to some degree or another? It’s understandable that there are probably few of them, as the aim for perfection often differentiates the good designs from the great ones. Making sure that every element is “just so” can keep designers up at night, toiling away. Being a perfectionist has its advantages. It can help you produce amazing works and dazzle clients. It can help you seal the deal with new customers. It can push you to new challenges and new creative heights. Of course, perfectionism also…
  • Study Of Hair [Melb 26/9]

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    Andrew
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
  • LEGO Brick Made of Gold

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    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Official LEGO bricks created out of 14k solid gold were originally given out to LEGO employees with 25 years of experience. Golden LEGO brick was recently sold for only $14,449.99 by Brick Envy. World’s most expensive LEGO brick is compatible with plastic bricks. Also check out: Tattooed LEGOs and Wooden LEGO Bricks
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  • How To Choose Perfect Font Palettes

    Julya Buhain
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    How do you know which fonts to use? Picking the right font palette can supercharge your designs. Creating font palettes is as simple as choosing a font for your title, subtitle and body text. Using fonts that compliment your design takes a design from good to great. Here are some key tips on setting up a fantastic font palette. 1 Set Tone with Mood and Type Different fonts will appeal to different audiences. Always think about who the design is for. For example, Economica might be too serious for a 7 year old’s birthday party but ‘Crafty Girls’ is too playful for an office memo.
  • New Type Features – And How to Use them

    Poppie Pack
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Want to learn more about the world of design and take your skills to the next level? Give them some nuance and start exploring the world of typography!  Something the untrained eye may not choose to consider is the artistic significance of the space between letters (letter spacing or tracking) and the space between lines of text in graphic design (line height or leading). Mastering these techniques can be challenging, so to fast-track you on your way to becoming a design pro, Canva is thrilled to introduce two powerful new features: letter space and line height tools! Glossary Since you…
  • 10 Tips to Boost Your Reach With Album Cover Design

    Anna Guerrero
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you an artist or DJ uploading original sounds to SoundCloud, a new band releasing your first signed album, or a seasoned public speaker hoping to take your podcast to new heights? If so, you’ll be no stranger to the task of self promotion. Album covers are often the first point of contact between listeners and your music or audio. But, if you’re like many artists who are either pressed for time, or cash, and want an easier way to design an album cover – Canva has great news! We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of a new library of pro album cover layouts, which…
  • 5 Fall Inspired Color Palettes

    Julya Buhain
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall is here! ‘Tis the season for crunchy leaves, sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. When it comes to design, you need to make sure your brand stays on top of seasons and holidays. Show your audience you’re paying attention and are on top of the freshest trends. Color is a good way to stay on track. Put a Fall flair on your design with these color palettes! 1 Warm Up Your Design Brick Red (#C2453B), Sunflower (#FFE645), Pottery (#ECC66E) and Chocolate (#B25641) Warm tones are colors in the shades of yellow, orange, red and brown. Warm tones are colors we associate with things…
  • Canva Shortcuts Infographic

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Creating great designs just got a little easier! We’ve created an infographic of Canva shortcuts for you to enjoy and use as a design resource.   We hope these tricks will help you design some amazing graphics for your blog, small business, classroom, or wherever you need a little bling. We know that you don’t have a lot of time – who does? So working smarter with keyboard shortcuts will help you get more done and maybe help improve your graphic design skills a little as well. You can grab the embed code below the infographic to add it to your own blog post. You may…
 
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  • London Design Festival 2014: the Wallpaper* edit

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
  • Sebastian Errazuriz headlines a trio of solo art and design shows in the US

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Chilean-born, New York-based Sebastian Errazuriz is having a bumper September as the subject of three gallery shows currently taking place on the American East Coast. His first solo museum exhibition, 'Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again', opened at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art on 5 September, while New York's Salon 94 and Cristina Grajales Gallery celebrated the start of 'Functional Sculpture/Sculptural Furniture' last week. It's a hat trick that's set to spread the 37-year-old designer/artist's reputation as an industry force even further than it's…
  • Wallpaper* Middle East Revealed celebrates the region's design talents

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Multidisciplinary, internationally educated and highly skilled, a new breed of Middle-Eastern creatives have built a thought-provoking narrative around the region’s cultural identity for an exhibition at this year's London Design Festival. Presented in association with Dubai Design District (d3), 'Wallpaper* Middle East Revealed' features interdisciplinary design curated from seven Middle-Eastern countries, bringing together a dozen creatives working across furniture design, fashion and photography. Wallpaper* editor-at-large and the exhibition's curator Suzanne Trocme…
  • Designers interpret 'A Place Called Home' for Airbnb's installation at the London Design Festival

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Unveiled as one of this year's landmark projects for the London Design Festival, Airbnb's installation in Trafalgar Square sees four British designers and studios define what home means to them. Jasper Morrison, Studioilse, Patternity and Raw-Edges were each invited by the San Francisco-based company to customise simple wooden pavilions to bring its vision of 'A Place Called Home' to life. 'Our interest in design pre-dates the company,' explains Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. The RISD graduate has consistently combined a deep passion for the discipline with a…
  • Creative luminaries reimagine Ercol and Anglepoise classics for charity Teddy's Wish

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Adding to its broad, annual showcase for the London Design Festival, Designjunction has enlisted Ercol and Anglepoise - alongside a host of creative luminaries - to collaborate on a project that combines iconic British design with an altruistic mission. Curated by British designer Anthony Dickens, ‘A Child’s Dream’ is an exhibition dedicated to the memory of Edward Louis Reid, Designjunction director Deborah Spencer’s three-month-old nephew who tragically passed away earlier this year. To honour his short life, the family set up Teddy’s Wish, a charity…
 
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  • Underwater Puppies

    Toxel.com
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Wonderful photos of cute puppies in swimming pools captured by talented animal photographer Seth Casteel. Adorable dogs learn how to swim and dive. [Underwater Puppies Book] Brilliant follow-up to the popular “underwater dogs” photo series. Also check out: Swimming Babies and Dogs Shake Off Water
  • LEGO Brick Made of Gold

    Toxel.com
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Official LEGO bricks created out of 14k solid gold were originally given out to LEGO employees with 25 years of experience. Golden LEGO brick was recently sold for only $14,449.99 by Brick Envy. World’s most expensive LEGO brick is compatible with plastic bricks. Also check out: Tattooed LEGOs and Wooden LEGO Bricks
  • Water Bicycle

    Toxel.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative bicycle designed by Schiller allows people to safely ride on water. World’s most advanced water bicycle with responsive steering mechanism, multi-speed drive train, twin propellers, and dual chamber pontoons. Engineered to convert human energy into fast / efficient speed on water. Delivers safe and exhilarating ride. Experience cycling on open water. Schiller Water Bike Also check out: Laser Bike [...]
  • Disney Selfies

    Toxel.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Disney Princesses and other characters from popular animated movies love to take self-portraits with their camera phones. Series of beautiful illustrations by Australian designer Amanda Whitelaw. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Snow White Selfie Maleficent Selfie Belle Selfie Jasmine Selfie Jessica Rabbit Selfie Tinker Bell Selfie Urusla Selfie Evil Queen Selfie Alice in Wonderland Selfie Princess Leia Selfie Cruella Deville Selfie Elsa [...]
  • Camera Birds

    Toxel.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Unique photo series by American photographer and designer Paul Octavious features old cameras with beautiful wings. Birds of Aperture - creative sculptures made out of cameras and bird wings. Flying Camera Birds will always get the perfect shot. Also check out: Vespa Camera and Polaroid Toilet Paper Holder
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  • Plug-and-Print 3D!

    Troy Turner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Micro is the first TRULY consumer 3D printer. It’s been redesigned to fit comfortably at home so anyone can enjoy the 3D printing experience. It’s as colorful and fun as it is beautifully minimal… an aesthetic that’s spot-on with its consumer friendliness, ease of use and, best of all, affordability. With pre-orders starting at just $349, it’s within reach for just about everyone! Own it here! With Micro Motion Technology, 3D printing has never been easier! Its plug-and-print with an ultra-modern software interface that allows you to scroll through ready-to-print…
  • The Mug That Won’t Fall

    Troy Turner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    A big, computer-ruining spill at the designer’s office served as the inspiration behind this better, smarter mug! Powered by patented “Smartgrip” technology, its base creates a super powerful airlock when placed on a surface to counteract collisions. No suction cups or magnets, it lifts off the surface naturally when you need a sip. Check out the video to see how it says no to getting knocked over! Designer: Jayme Smaldone - 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…
  • The Bend is Back

    Troy Turner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Only, it’s the other way! First it was bubbles, then flat, & now curved screens like the Secret Illusion V.2. Aesthetically, this particular design is architecturally-inspired for a better blend to interiors with its subtle bend & less obtrusive, near seamless base. Experientially, it offers an enhanced audio/visual experience that aims to replicate the way our rounded eyes naturally view the world around us with peripheral vision. This includes greater edge sharpness, a wider field of view & increased depth for a truly immersive home entertainment experience. Designer:…
  • Toasted Coffee

    Radhika Seth
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Mornings can be a major rush, quick coffee and a dry toast is what we manage to down on most days. The Baking Pot is a toaster and coffee pot design that hopes to brew your cuppa blend and toast some bread at the same time. Saving you few spare minutes to tidy up the kitchen or at most, take another quick dump! Ah busy mornings! Designers: Won Kang , Hyo Kang & Min Kyu - 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! (Toasted Coffee was originally posted on…
  • Sexy Heat For Indoors

    Radhika Seth
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    The ‘Panel Heater Triplet’ is a sexy carbon fiber construction that follows the minimalist design language of a modern home. Functioning as an indoor heater, the infrared heating elements are cleverly redesigned to resemble a log fire. Sleek and portable, it’s the kind you’d like to see cozying up a corner in your bedroom. Designers: Kang Min-Seung, Kim Hye-Yeon & Lee Noda - 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! (Sexy Heat For Indoors was…
 
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  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. Hello, Friends! How are you doing? It’s been a good week at our house. Nothing too eventful, but it was one of those weeks where it felt like things ran pretty smoothly. That’s always feels like such a bonus! This weekend, I’m toying with the idea of getting started remodeling the girls’ bedroom. Pulling up old carpet, taking down the ceiling tiles — that sort of thing. But it’s a big job, and I really shouldn’t start anything new until the book is completely done. Hah! We’ll see how it goes. How about you? Any fun…
  • Four Picture Books You’ll Love

    Design Mom
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. Oh my goodness. I haven’t written a post about children’s books in months — the last post was in March! So I thought it would be fun today to share four in one post. Let’s get to it! 1) Bonjour Camille by Felipe Cano. Illustrations by Laia Aguilar. Such a gorgeous book. You’ll meet Camille on a sunny Sunday morning. And get ready, because Camille has so many things to do! Eating cherries, jumping on the bed, talking to the wind, and on and on. The pages feel magical — like they’re lifted right out of child’s head. 2) Mix…
  • Get Moving!

    Design Mom
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Images and text by Gabrielle. Let’s talk movement today. Ben Blair goes to the gym five days a week, but I’ve never been very good at incorporating official exercise — like running, or a class at the gym, or yoga — into my daily routine. That said, I think of myself as a someone who uses my body a lot, not because I’m exercising, but because my calendar is generally packed and my commitments keep me on the move. There are certainly weeks where that is true — during Alt Summit I rarely get to sit for more than a few minutes, and anytime I’m in the middle of a…
  • Book Update

    Design Mom
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Image and text by Gabrielle. Ready for another update on my Design Mom book? I haven’t updated you guys since March, but there’s tons of fun stuff going on. Two things in particular I want to report, for those of you who are following along behind the scenes. First, we shot the photo for the cover! You can see a sneak peek above. This happened in July, and since then, the book designer has sent over several different book cover designs. I’m going to check with my editor, and if she doesn’t mind, I’ll share the options with you guys and see what you think. Second,…
  • Living With Kids: Agnes Hsu

    Design Mom
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Agnes would be a lovely friend to have, I think. She owns a cupcake shop, is a family photographer, and also runs a kids’ creative site. Life with her must be sweet, DIY divine, and photogenic. (As an extra bonus, she lives in my neck of the woods, so I call dibs!) But with all those professional endeavors, something’s gotta give, right? If you’re struggling with your own overwhelming schedules, you might like to hear how Agnes deals with it all. From the division of duties, scheduled personal times that refuel the family’s energy levels, and effective…
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    99U

  • How to Be a Happier Entrepreneur

    behanceteam
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Castle designed by James Christopher for the Noun Project Being an entrepreneur can mean a demanding, unpredictable schedule; spreading oneself way too thin; and trying to pull off tremendous, seemingly impossible feats. This sometimes leads to burnout, and even if we don’t want to admit it, unhappiness. Matthew Toren penned a piece for Entrepreneur about habits of healthy, happy, and wise entrepreneurs. One of the best practices that leads to happiness? Setting and enforcing boundaries. Sounds obvious, but definitely easier said than done when you’re trying to please everyone from…
  • Find New Clients the Creative Way

    behanceteam
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Binoculars designed by Luis Prado for the Noun Project For many creatives, finding new clients can be challenging, and well, a real drag when all we want to do is work on our next masterpiece. Alex Mathers of Red Lemon Club developed a list of 50 ways for creative people to land clients. A creator himself, the list is both practical and creative-centric. Here are a few of his suggestions: 10. Shoot a behind the scenes film of your workspace and share it online. 15. Give a free talk on something that would truly benefit your target prospects and encourage people to connect with you at the end.
  • Jason Fried & Scott Heiferman: Building Businesses That Last

    behanceteam
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    About this presentation There’s a ton of focus on growing quickly and scaling, but there’s beauty in the long, slow, sustained effort. Scott Heiferman has been running Meetup since 2002 and Jason Fried has been at the helm of Basecamp since 1999. In this 99U Interview, the two accomplished founders discuss the long haul: how do we build businesses that become our life’s work?    “Not every business has to be a place where everything is chaotic and everyone’s sweating. Rapid growth and getting big create a lot of tension and turbulence. We’re in this for…
  • 10 Science-Backed Ways to Spark Creativity

    Tanner Christensen
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Child designed by Joey Edwards from the Noun Project Research over the last decade has shown that there are proven methods for sparking creative insights. If you want to be more creative, author and researcher Jonah Lehrer explains at The Wall Street Journal, you’ll simply need to coax your brain into it. Lehrer gives us 10 tips on how to do just that, here are some of our favorites: Get Groggy: According to a study published last month, people at their least alert time of day—think of a night person early in the morning—performed far better on various creative puzzles, sometimes…
  • Werner Herzog: Tackle Your Ideas

    Stephanie Kaptein
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Burglar designed by Designvad from the Noun Project In filmmaker Werner Herzog’s book A Guide for the Perplexed, he describes his ideation process and how he selects which concept to develop first: The problem isn’t coming up with ideas, it is how to contain the invasion. My ideas are like uninvited guests. They don’t knock on the door; they climb in through the windows like burglars who show up in the middle of the night and make a racket in the kitchen as they raid the fridge. I don’t sit and ponder which one I should deal with first. The one to be wrestled to the floor before…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Critical Mass Studio - Branded Collateral & Website

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Following our identity design project (see separate case study) for London based design collective Critical Mass Studio, we were commissioned to design a simple website and a range of branded collateral. For this range of products, we wanted to complement the lightness of the studio's stationery with a darker counterpart. In a way, this can be seen as an illustration of the studio's weekly routines with long days at the office followed by nightly events produced for their clients. The full range includes a tote bag - titled 'The Money Bag' - which employs different sized pixels to depict the…
  • The Answers Issue

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Main opener and section openers illustrations for TIME Magazine. "The Answers Issue" is a special all graphics issue. The articles are answering questions such as : How soon will we discover alien life? When will congress reach gender parity? Where should I seat to catch a foul ball?
  • Ridley

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ridley is an Australian based firm at the forefront of some of the biggest developments in the architecture and construction industry. Historically an architectural documentation specialist, they?ve pioneered the use of Virtual design construction ? the digital revolution that is reshaping the industry, using Building Image Modelling software (BIM). Every part of the 3D model has attached live data ? information on materials, costs, weight, ? so that any adjustment will update costs, load bearing etc. ? It enables massive cost and time saving, whilst having a live model of the building after…
  • DESTINY

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Illustration Series September 2014.
  • SCHÖN! MAGAZINE // Frau im Mond

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    muse : Lena / PMA hair : Susanne Voss Redfern make up : Heiko Palach style : Susanne Marx / ballsaal light : Josef Beyer studio : zero eight munich
 
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  • Vandalized Villa Savoye: Imagining a Modernist Icon in Ruins

    Urbanist
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] Le Corbusier’s “machine for living in” is one of the most-studied works of Modern architecture, but what would it look like if it ceased to be preserved and was left to be ransacked and ruined? Artistic photographer (and photo-editor) Xavier Delory is exploring just this possibility, starting with the Villa Savoye but planning to branch out to other monumental and iconic works as well. The visual devastation is breathtaking: “The ribbon windows that navigate its perimeter have been shattered, haphazard strokes of…
  • Big Game Hunting: The World’s 9 Biggest Board Games

    Steve
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] Board games may be old fashioned to some but they’re anything but boring no matter how big a board they’re played on. Here are 9 of the biggest. Triple (Size) Letter Score Popular word game Scrabble celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998 and in honor of the occasion, two teams from the United Kingdom’s armed forces played the biggest Scrabble game EVAR, turning London’s Wembley Stadium into a ginormous Scrabble board. The reinforced fiberglass letter tiles measured 2 x 2 meters (about 6 feet per side) and were…
  • Subtracting Art: Subjects Photo-Edited from Famous Paintings

    Urbanist
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Anyone who has used Photoshop or similar programs knows these shifting dotted lines suggest a selection has been made and, in this case, something has been deleted. As part of a series of digital art edits, Michael Guppy effectively disappeared the focal points of these works, selecting and removing key elements (while quietly filling in their backgrounds). He simply hooks the results into looped gif files a few frames long and the effect is complete. For those of us with even a little exposure to art history, our imaginations do the…
  • Low Cost House-in-a-House Made of 2 Shipping Containers

    Steph
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Two colorful shipping containers set inside a garage-like outer structure form a spacious yet incredibly affordable family home free of the issues that can sometimes come with crate-based architecture, like poor insulation and soundproofing. The containers form two private rooms with loft space on each roof, while the envelope creates a courtyard and encourages air flow. The outer structure features a section of transparent panels to bring in daylight, saving energy. Large sliding doors open the home to the air in nice weather, and…
  • Magnetic Furniture: Modular Blocks Connect via Unseen Forces

    Urbanist
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Magnetized to stick together when you arrange them, these boxes take LEGO-style furniture construction to a new level by leaving exposed surfaces connector-free in any configuration. Dubbed the BOB system by its creator, Paul Kelley, the component cubes themselves are durable but light and clad in copper that will weather differently over time depending on which surfaces are exposed. The magnets inside them are designed to let you create anything you can imagine, from chairs, benches, stools and tables to interior space dividers or…
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    Dornob

  • Brooklyn Loft Conversion Uses Built-Ins to Maximize Space

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tearing out a wasteful four-foot drop ceiling and a series of partitions in a Brooklyn loft reveals a bright, open space still filled with reminders of the space's former use as a die casting factory built in 1913. Architecture firm SABO eliminated all of the boundaries put up during the 1980s residential conversion and added a series of built-ins that put the full potential of the space to work. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bathtub Shelves: Bizarre Built-In Bathroom Storage Space Micro Apartment Uses Tiers to Maximize Tiny Living Space…
  • Feline-Focused Design: Architects Create High-End Cat Shelters

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    A minimalist concrete cat house, sculptural play structure and multi-tiered condo are among the imaginative high-end designs dreamed up by 14 different architecture firms for the enjoyment of our feline friends. Many of the designs could double as human furniture, acting as a side table or bench while giving cats a comfortable and stylish place to sleep or play. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Purr-fect Playground: Human Sofa Doubles as Feline Toy Walk-Through of Modern House With a Feline Tour Guide Pillow Fort Architects: 10 Sofa, Sheet &…
  • Student Unit: Compact Wood-Lined Hut is Cheap and Comfortable

    Stephanie
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Everything a college student could ask for in a living space, from a private kitchen to a relaxing hammock chair, fits comfortably inside a mere 10-square-meter space. It's easy to imagine multiple 'Studentboende' huts lined up beside each other on a college campus as an alternative to the typical cramped, uncomfortable housing, and students probably wouldn't find much to complain about in the cozy, private digs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Prefabricated Box Home: Cheap & Comfortable but Classy Modest Student Micro-Cottage is a Mere 12…
  • Fun Hamster Wheel Desk Makes the Rat Race More Literal

    Delana
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Standing desks are officially a Big Thing in office furniture now. All kinds of companies are adopting them in a bid to help their workers live longer, healthier lives and be more productive at work. But for a few cheeky San Francisco chaps, a standing desk is boring and a treadmill desk lacks creativity. So naturally, they made a giant hamster wheel you can work in. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Extend Your Life + Your Workspace:…
  • Tokyo Home With Slatted Facade is Perfectly Private

    Delana
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Is it possible to have a private sanctuary in a home that happens to sit in the middle of a very crowded city? Japanese studio Yuji Kimura Design created such a space for a client in Tokyo by concealing the home's private terrace behind a large slatted wood and translucent panel wall. House K is a modern/industrial style home in a busy neighborhood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Private Paradise: Craftily Hidden Japanese Home & Garden Art of Living: Mixed-Used Private Home + Public Museum = Sophisticated Paris Home Boasts Suspended Rooftop…
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    Customized Marketing

  • Jony Ive on Apple Watch

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

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

    Customized Marketing
    10 Dec 2013 | 8:34 pm
    Be sure to download the new app from Apple called 12 Days of Gifts.  As usual, Apple makes us smile!  This year they have an app that is available free for iPad and iPhone.  Each day they offer a free gift that is available for download for 24 hours.  Songs, apps, books, movies and more will be made available starting December 26.  Any guesses on the content?
  • Ten iOS 7 Tips

    Customized Marketing
    24 Sep 2013 | 10:00 pm
    Here are ten iOS7 tips that may help you get acclimated to your new operating system on your iPhone and iPad: TEXTING – The old edit button on the top right is replaced with a contact button, which is useful if you read a text and then need to call.  If you want to delete or forward, just press to select the individual bubble of text, and you can “Copy” or click “More” and you will be able to delete or forward. CONTROL CENTER – Swipe up from any screen to get the the control center and you can control music, brightness, alarm, etc.  Very sweet! FLASHLIGHT…
  • Better Battery Tips with iOS 7

    Customized Marketing
    24 Sep 2013 | 9:04 pm
    If you notice that you have to charge more often after you upgrade to iOS 7, don’t despair.   Here are some tweaks to keep your battery alive: Reduce the brightness.  The new white backgrounds are very bright, so you can stay on auto-brightness, but drag the bar to the left so not so bright. (Settings> Wallpapers and Brightness) Close unused apps! Double click on the home button and browse through the apps.  When you want to close one, just swipe up on the preview (not the icon) and it disappears. Turn off 3D on the standard home screen background and select a static image.
 
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    Six Revisions

  • CSS Development at Large-Scale Websites

    Jacob Gube
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    A slew of posts about CSS development at websites like GitHub, Groupon, and CodePen came out recently. They’re interesting to read, and will provide you with many tips and ideas for creating your own CSS development guidelines. Here are links to seven blog posts that give an overview of the tools, philosophies, and techniques being used to develop CSS at large-scale sites and apps. 1. CSS at Groupon Mike Aparicio, UI engineer at Groupon, recalls how the popular daily-deals site created their own CSS framework called Toolstrap, after debating whether or not they should use Bootstrap.
  • Web Design Isn’t Just About Artistry

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

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

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

    Jacob Gube
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    At our startup, Typeform, we have just shifted our entire web/UI design process from Photoshop and Fireworks over to Sketch. Based on our collective first-hand experiences, we’d like to discuss some of the app’s features that help us get our design work done more efficiently. It gets CSS At our company, we mainly use visual design software for web/UI design. This means that we almost always need to be able to convert a static design prototype to HTML and CSS. With Sketch, we’ve found this process to be incredibly easy. The developers of Sketch created the app with CSS in…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Friday Links

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Longitude 131° (via Tiny House Living) The NoPhone (Sadly, the NoPhone’s Kickstarter campaign is cancelled.) Architizer: The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs Frozen Yogurt In A Shell, No Packaging Required EpiPen cases and wallets Hot Spots: Mapping the World’s Most Photographed Locations Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker Laniakea: Our home supercluster   Enjoy your weekend!
  • reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    You might have liked the Cuppow Mason Jar Lid, but what about the reCAP Mason Jar Pour Cap? It goes a step further by providing a spill-proof option for a Mason jar, allowing you to store dry goods, syrups, dressings, or, yes, even tote around your favorite beverage. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and is dishwasher safe, so it’ll go a long way towards making those jars more effective for storage or everyday use. And, if you’re feeling a bit sad because you have no Mason jar, don’t you worry, you can buy one of those from Mason Jars Company as well. The reCAP Mason Jar…
  • Calvo Side Table

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Lee Kirkbride’s Calvo side table for SCP’s Boxed collection sets itself apart with a tilted support and 3 point base which allows the table to sit closer to your chair, sofa, or bed. A slight tray edge and a tapered base further add to the design detail, making this table a quiet favorite for years to come. Material: Oak ($435.00) or Walnut ($475.00) Dimensions: 22.9″H x 16.75″dia
  • Knoll Sale

    Katie
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    It’s that time of year again. The annual Knoll Sale begins. The many classic design pieces that you know and love are 15% off until September 30th. What should you consider? Maybe a Bertoia Side Chair, a Pollock Arm Chair, or Schultz’s Petal Dining Table? Pick the piece you love, and then congratulate yourself for waiting so long. Shop the sale at Knoll, Hivemodern, DWR, or YLiving, just to name a few. Or, go to Knoll’s website directly to find a shop near you.
  • Modular Magnetic Pen

    Katie
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    This Modular Magnetic Pen may be arranged in various ways for function or just plain fun. For normal pen or stylus use, keep the rare earth magnets stacked around the ballpoint cartridge. Unstack the magnets to make a circle for a drawing compass, or experiment with reversing the poles for unexpected bouncy lines. Made in China. Materials: Neodynium Magnets, Steel, Ballpoint Pen Cartridge Measurements: 5″ L x 0.4″ dia. Available from Uncommon Goods.
 
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    Uncrate

  • District MFG Parsons Pool Table

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Sleek. Seductive. Dark. No, we're not talking about the latest blacked-out supercar. We're talking about the District MFG Parsons Pool Table. Made from start to finish by skilled craftsmen in...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Beer And Food

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Food and alcohol pairings aren't anything new, but what has traditionally been reserved for wine connoisseurs is actually a big part of the craft beer world as well. Beer And...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Sandqvist Wrenchmonkees Bag

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    It's not as easy as it should be to find a functional and attractive motorcycle bag. That problem sparked the collaboration between motorcycle builder Wrenchmonkees and Swedish fashion brand Sandqvist....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    In case you haven't been reading the news, the West Coast is facing a serious water shortage. To the point where there's not even any left in the ground. Do...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Stromer ST2 Electric Bike

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Electric bikes are a great mobility solution, but they're only as good as their battery and motor. So it's a good thing that the Stromer ST2 Electric Bike is serious...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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    Outblush

  • Bubbles, not carbs

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    You've been eating well all week, but now it's Friday and you'd commit felonies for a cold beer and juicy cheeseburger. This bubble bath ($16) was created for such occasions:...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Artland Upcycled Spring Water Highball Glass Set

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    We should be drinking over two liters of it a day - a benchmark most of us sadly miss. Maybe these vintage-inspired Artland Upcycled Spring Water Highball Glasses ($42) will...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Elephant Small Buckle Belt

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    This stretchy elephant belt ($95) is such an easy way to add visual interest to an outfit. Pair it with a basic sheath dress or throw it over a cardigan...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Dead Sea Salts

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    We love it when two beloved brands get together to make magic. Hippie chic Free People combined forces with the earthy apothecaries over at Herbivore Botanicals to create these signature...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Amola Salt Variety Pack

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    If you've got to cut back on quantity, step up the quality. We're all getting too much sodium these days, but with the contents of this Amola Salt Variety Pack...Visit Outblush for the full post.
 
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    Design*Sponge

  • Alicia Scardetta Wall Hangings + Best of the Web

    Grace Bonney
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Earlier this week I had the pleasure of interviewing Lisa Congdon not once, but twice, for both my radio show and her book event at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Even though I’ve known Lisa for a long time, I learned so much about her while I listened to her thoughtfully answer what must have been at least 60 in-depth questions in a matter of just a few hours. One of my favorite things she mentioned was growing up with her mother, who she called “the original Martha Stewart.” Her mother was always making something by hand, including beautiful wall hangings from the 70s that…
  • Tallulah Rose Flower School

    Grace Bonney
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    If I could spend all of my time immersed in flowers, I’m pretty sure I would be the happiest girl around. From growing and cutting to arranging and delivering, almost every aspect of floral life makes me insanely happy. So this week I thought it would be fun to get a special, behind-the-scenes peek at a beautiful floral course happening overseas in England. After taking a flower course herself, Rachel Wardley opened the Tallulah Rose Flower School, which offers four-week courses and shorter, day-long courses for anyone interested in learning more about the art and business of floristry.
  • In the Kitchen With: Zoe Nathan’s Bacon Cheddar Muffins

    Kristina Gill
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I am so excited to share a recipe from the recently released Huckleberry cookbook. It seems that my phone hasn’t stopped ringing this year with calls from my LA-based friends telling me how much they love this place called Huckleberry and how so very good everything they eat there is, from the standard menu, to the changing items. When looking through the book, I was torn about which recipe I thought would be the best fit for the column because it all looks so good, but when my eyes fell on the Bacon Cheddar Muffins from the 3:30 am chapter in the book, I knew this was the recipe for us.
  • Behind the Bar: Raspberry Gin Cocktail

    Amy Azzarito
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This is our second cocktail from the creative duo of photographer Kathryn McCrary and designer Jenn Gietzen (see their first collaboration, a Peach Margarita, right here.). Technically, this is the last weekend of summer so we wanted to squeeze in one last toast to summer’s bounty. (You can always substitute frozen, thawed berries if you can’t find fresh ones.) Kathryn and Jenn dubbed this light, refreshing drink “Ooh, Berry Berry.” It’s light and sweet with a refreshing hint of mint and is pretty much the perfect way to end summer. -Amy *Hand lettering by Jenn…
  • Before & After: An Omaha Apartment Gets a Boost of Personality

    Maxwell Tielman
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Trying to make a tiny city apartment feel big can often seem like a Sisyphean task. Living in a nutshell can have its perks (Low rent! Less to paint!), but managing to fit all of the trappings of Western life into one and making it feel homey can oftentimes seem nearly impossible. Still—it can be done. Jessica McKay, the proprietor of Birdhouse Interior Design, certainly knows it. When faced with a downtown condo that was sorely lacking in space and personality, Jessica took to the space with wisdom and aplomb: areas were subdivided and conquered, architectural elements were…
 
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    DesignM.ag - Web Design & Development

  • Designing Custom iOS App Interface Elements using Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Advertise here with BSAFree iPhone GUI PSD kits include a lot of the primary elements needed for app design. But sometimes it’s necessary to build your own custom interface elements. I always preferred the older iOS 5-6 UI above the more flat-looking iOS7. Specifically I fell in love with this Microsoft Word app for iPhone created by the very talented Victor Erixon. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how to recreate a couple of these same MS Word interface elements from scratch. Building with shapes and paths will allow for an easier process of scaling the graphics to larger sizes. You…
  • 5 Tips for Beating the Cycle of Perfectionism

    Sara Duane-Gladden
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    Advertise here with BSAHave you ever met a designer or developer who wasn’t a perfectionist to some degree or another? It’s understandable that there are probably few of them, as the aim for perfection often differentiates the good designs from the great ones. Making sure that every element is “just so” can keep designers up at night, toiling away. Being a perfectionist has its advantages. It can help you produce amazing works and dazzle clients. It can help you seal the deal with new customers. It can push you to new challenges and new creative heights. Of course, perfectionism also…
  • 40 Examples of White Portfolio Web Designs for Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Advertise here with BSAClean minimalist portfolios have been popular for years. Since the goal is to get people focused on your work, minimalism can remove distractions and keep attention where it belongs. Granted more aesthetic features can prove you to be a more competent designer – but they need to be elegant and complementary to the layout. I’ve put together a series of white-colored portfolio websites ranging in theme from minimalist to fanciful. You can find dozens of examples in this post which elucidate the critical features of a great portfolio. Some examples are personal…
  • 15 Web Apps That Top Web Designers Are Using

    iulian
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Advertise here with BSAHow well does your small web design business or freelance fare? Being part of a fiercely competitive business world poses many challenges, and you need all the help you can get. Hence, you may want to turn your attention to a set of web apps that are engineered to help companies like yours. This is a list of 15 extremely useful apps that vouch to improve your overall project and time management, file sharing, data collection, prototype presentations, and e-mail marketing. Invoicing and Financial Apps Nutcache Top-ranked companies have one thing in common: they all keep…
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Wet and Wild

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — The squad lines up for a commemorative photo following a wet practice session at Forsyth Road earlier this morning.
  • Never Forget

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Much love and respect to our members in the FDNY and all other emergency service workers on this somber day in New York City.
  • THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT GAVIN TURK (Rachel Newsome)

    Sarah (colette)
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Inspired by the art of Gavin Turk and the ideas in culture his work explores, This Is Not A Book About Gavin Turk is a collection of essays that reflect on big philosophical questions relating to art & life by writers, artists and personalities including Damien Hirst, Tony Marcus, Charlie Porter, Jon Savage and many more. Thought-provoking and often playful reflections of this book are illustrated by Jim Hollingworth.#RachelNewsome #colette #colettebooks
  • THE MOLEM COLLECTIVE

    Pierre Hourquet
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    “The Molem Collective gathers the collection of hip hop sneakers of the young Morocco-born Zakaria Haddou from Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, aka Zak from Molem. He was commissioned by the Croatian-Belgian artist Hana Miletic to portray his collection of 24 pairs of sneakers, bought during the last eighteen months. The succession of different sneakers can be regarded as a short historiography of the hip hop subculture.  On a record of rap songs, selected by the youngster, he shares stories related to his collection that introduce the audience to some landmarks of the hip hop…
  • Fiat Jolly – La Spiaggina

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Featuring wicker seats and the option of a fringed top to shield its occupants from the Mediterranean sun, these cars were originally made for use on large yachts of the rich and famous for dockside transportation. With a cost of nearly double that of a standard “600″, they were made in a very limited production. It is believed that fewer than 100 exist today, each one being unique. 32 Jolly cars were used as taxis on the island of Catalina off the coast of Los Angeles in the USA in the years 1958–1962.
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    Core77

  • London Design Festival 2014: Dominic Wilcox's Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car and Dezeen x MINI Frontiers

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    UK design blog Dezeen have collaborated with car manufacturer MINI at London Design Festival this year to create an exhibition of commissions exploring the future of transportation. Far from a showroom for shiny self-driving cars or connected-car dashboard concepts, was eclectic collection of exploratory interpretations by artists, designers and architects was on display in the ground floor entrance of design and furniture fair designjunction. The exhibition space itself embodied the theme—architect Pernilla Ohrstedt teaming up with 3D-scanning specialist ScanLAB to create her…
  • Push the Edges of Your Creativity. Work for Nike as a Footwear Materials Designer II

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nike does more than outfit the world's best athletes. They are a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries, and push out the edges of what can be. This iconic company is looking for a Footwear Materials Designer II in Brothers, OR with an exceptional application of design skills including high level concept development to further elevate their brand. Are you up for it? As their Footwear Materials Designer II - Nike Sportswear, you'll leverage materials to deliver a premium, recognizable and consumer relevant brand point of view in the marketplace through strategic vision, design…
  • Booze Truck: A Citröen Type H that Comes with an On-Board Bartender

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    While food trucks are all over NYC, and the cocktail trend continues to spread across the city, we've never seen anyone combine the two and create a Booze Truck. But a select amount of tipplers in the UK just may spot one. It isn't any regular booze truck, and as far as we can tell they ain't charging for the drinks. Which should remain affordable for the proprietors as it can only seat two folks at a time. With Grey Goose for a client, London-based branding agency Ragged Edge created The World's Most Intimate Martini Bar, as they've nicknamed it, by restoring an old Citröen Type H. In…
  • A Brief History of Citröen, Part 3: World's First Food Truck Borrows Production Methods from the Luftwaffe

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    As the Nazis occupied France and commandeered production at the Citröen factory, Citröen's design team was still secretly working on their own projects. One of those was the iconic 2CV economy car. Another was an equally quirky-looking but very different sort of vehicle called the Type H. And interestingly enough, one of its key design elements was inspired by the aircraft used by the Germans occupying France. Like the 2CV, the Type H was meant to do more with less. But whereas the 2CV was meant to haul people and their farm goods, The Type H would be its urban counterpart, a proper…
  • In the Details: A Children's Backpack That Incorporates Toys—and Can Become a Toy Itself

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    While studying abroad in Denmark during the fall of 2013, Meg Czaja toured Lego Headquarters and was disappointed with what she saw. For a class at the Kolding School of Design focused on the topic of play, the designer explored the toymaker's facilities, becoming increasingly disillusioned with the company's outlook on children in the United States. "One of the speakers, whom I believe worked in marketing, said that children in the U.S. don't know how to use Legos without instructions, which is why they are now sold in sets," Czaja says. "Rather than trying to challenge the notion, this…
 
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    Presentation Zen

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

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

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

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

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

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

    decor8
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    It’s Sunday so it’s time to have a Funday! Corny, right? But I have a sweet Sunday surprise for you… A FREE gift with purchase at ANY of your favorite tastemakers’ shops over at Great.ly – weeeee! For today only, Sept 21st, any purchase of $100 or more (excluding shipping) will receive this gorgeous tote stocked exclusively by me as a gift. You can shop at any Great.ly stores as long as your order totals $100 you get the $32 STAY AWESOME tote bag in white and gold for ABSOFREAKINGFREE! Oh yeah… TODAY ONLY! GO SHOP! NOW! (image: holly becker)
  • Happy Friday Everyone!

    decor8
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Friday is typically a nice day, isn’t it? There’s a certain magic in the air midday. When I worked in corporate, I’d hang out with my colleagues chatting about weekend plans and discussing our week and silly upper management. We’d disappear for coffee, for that final jolt of caffeine to push us through until 5pm when we’d be free at last like birds. Now as a freelancer, there is no such thing as the end of a work week. My work is continuous now, always on my mind and I work weekends even when I don’t want to. And yet, Fridays are still magical unicorn kind…
  • 4 Affordable DIY Home Decorating Projects For Autumn

    decor8
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Looking for some Fall-ish DIYs for your home and patio? I used to LOVE when Anna Malin Lindgren was writing for decor8. Her DIY column was one that I looked forward too and even though it’s been forever ago, I still miss her posts! Since so many of them were warm and cozy, and Fall is but a week away, I thought I’d highlight 4 of my favorites in case you are in need of Autumnal decorating inspiration on a budget. 1 — Branch Pendant DIY 2 — A quick office nook transformation 3 — Creating a cozy dream patio 4 — Handmade fabric wall hanging Would you…
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    The Dieline

  • Before & After: Philadelphia Cream Cheese

    Barbara Zandvliet
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Global design agency Dragon Rouge embarked on a radical re-design and re-positioning of the iconic Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand, set to launch across Europe over the next few months. The new positioning captures a diverse range of tastes, textures, sensations, colors and ingredients illustrated through a photographic style that celebrates the appeal of effortlessly tasty food that is delicious."The logo has been carefully crafted to work when overlaying the brand photography and across various print and digital channels that range from the recipe booklets to the brand’s Facebook…
  • Oast House Brewers 2-Pack

    Barbara Zandvliet
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Niagara Oast House Brewers collaborated with Insite Design to design a two-pack carrier with rustic appeal for their popular Farmhouse Ales.For inspiration, the Canadian design agency looked no further than the brewery's rural location...An old red barn in Niagara on the Lake Ontario.    "The case was custom designed and engineered to comfortably carry two 750mL bottles, while expressing a compelling extended story of the bucolic brand and it's style of beers. The result is a fun, relaxed farm pop collectible that is irresistible to thirsty urban farmers at the end of a successful…
  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Ivan Navarro
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The theme for this week's Concepts We Wish Were Real is illustration. It has become increasingly popular amongst indie brands, who embrace its hand-crafted elements, often using it in bold and artistic ways. The following projects have embraced illustration and coupled it with humor and narrative, creating concepts that are memorable as much for their story-telling as they are for their design.  The DEAD Sea Brine Concept  The DEAD Sea Brine is the kind of drink a dead pirate would drink. Set against a DEAD Sea, the label is beautifully illustrated with pirate insignia and…
  • Skyline Gift Wrap

    Ivan Navarro
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a kid I was obsessed - OBSESSED - with skylines.  In the pre internet days, I would research city skylines in encyclopedias and atlases, pouring over the buildings and studying how the collective whole made or broke cities. My favorite was San Francisco for its Transamerica building and it's pyramid shape with jetting facades flanking each side. My least favorite was Detroit.I can now relive my fascination with Skyline Gift Wrap from Suck UK, which creates unique gifts and accessories for the home.   Created by Suck UKCountry: UK…
  • Concept: Pinar Milk & Juice

    Barbara Zandvliet
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Designer Bora Yildirim created a re-usable design concept for Turkish food and dairy retailer Pinar.    Yildirim focused on creating a concept that would appeal to children and parents by incorporating re-use principles and modern aesthetics that would set Pinar's milk and juice beverages apart from its competitors. "In addition to encouraging children to drink milk to help their physical development, this project aims to improve their creative imagination with the product’s functionality as a toy.  The different forms and colors aim to re-vamp the product package…
 
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  • Visualizing Publicly Available US Government Data Online

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    Brightpoint Consulting recently released a small collection of interactive visualizations based on open, publicly available data from the US government. Characterized by a rather organic graphic design style and color palette, each visualization makes a socially and politically relevant dataset easily accessible. The custom chore diagram titled Political Influence [brightpointinc.com] highlights the monetary contributions made by the top Political Action Committees (PAC) for the 2012 congressional election cycle, for the House of Representatives and the Senate. The hierarchical browser 2013…
  • The Disappearing Planet: Comparing the Extinction Rates of Animals

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The subtly designed A Disappearing Planet [propublica.org] by freelance data journalist Anna Flagg reveals the extinction rates of animals, caused by a variety of human-caused effects, including climate change, habitat destruction and species displacement. Divided into mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, the interactive bar graph allows users to browse horizontally through the vast amount of species by order and family, and vertically by genus. Species in risk are highlighted in red, so that dense clusters denote related families (e.g. bears, parrots, turtles) that are specially…
  • GitHut: the Universe of Programming Languages across GitHub

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    GitHut [githut.info], developed by Microsoft data visualization designer Carlo Zapponi, is an interactive small multiples visualization revealing the complexity of the wide range of programming languages used across the repositories hosted on GitHub. GitHub is a web-based repository service which offers the distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git, enjoying more than 3 million users. Accordingly, by representing the distribution and frequency of programming languages, one can observe the continuous quest for better ways to solve problems, to…
  • Pi Visualized as a Public Urban Art Mural

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Visualize Pi [tumblr.com] is a mural project that aimed to use popular mathematics to connect Brooklyn students to the community with a visualization of Pi. It was funded by a successful KickStarter project as proposed by visual artist artist Ellie Balk, The Green School Students, staff and Assistant Principal Nathan Affield. The mural seems to consist of different parts. A reflective line graph, reminiscent of a sound wave, represents the number Pi (3.14159...) by way of colors that are coded by the sequence of the prime numbers found in Pi (2,3,5,7), as well as height. Additionally, a…
  • The Key Players in the Middle East and their Relationships

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Whom Likes Whom in the Middle-East? [informationisbeautiful.net] by David McCandless and UniversLab is a forced-network visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East. Next to its expressive aesthetic, the interactive features allow users to highlight individual nodes and its direct connections to others, as well as filter between the kind of possible relationships, such as "hate", "strained", "good" or "love". Reminds me a bit of Mapping the Relationships between the Artists who Invented Abstraction.
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  • The workflow of the future: Part designer, part client

    chuck
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The design firm IDEO, it is reported, did the design thinking on a PillPack in return for an equity stake in the business. PillPack is a next-generation pharmacy that "...pre-sorts prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and vitamins into personalized packets, organized by date and time. This makes it easy to take the right meds at the right hour." I point you to it for a couple of reasons, first because of the elegance and (seeming) simplicity of the concept and its execution. And secondly, to emphasize that more and more design firms are trading their services for a piece of the…
  • When we were reliant on handwriting, handwriting was hugely important

    chuck
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I don't know about you but my penmanship is awful. A decade or so ago, my brother bought me a beautiful fountain pen that, lately, I'm almost embarrassed to use. Early in my career I wrote and sketched daily, now handwriting is a secondary skill. As an devotee of good penmanship, my jaw dropped when I started going through the The Zaner-Bloser, Inc. / Sonya Bloser Monroe Collection at The Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton—it documents the history of American penmanship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through a company that, "...prepared students for…
  • Laugh, cry, think. The best of advertising, design, and communications circa 2014...

    chuck
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    The Clio Awards have been around since the 1960s (and through many incarnations). But they're generally viewed as a legitimately prestigious award these days so it's interesting to see what a "jury of our peers" think are the best of the best for 2014. Here, in each of 33 media categories... Use "Select a Medium" to choose a category... Before the Clio Awards re-attained their current prestige, they a rough spot in 1991—read John Follis' The Most Bizarre Evening In Advertising History... If you ever what to claim to be "award winning" you'll need an award of some kind (a hapless…
  • Is Washington ready for the digital age?

    chuck
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
    All politics aside (please), this is an interesting experiment. In August, Mikey Dickerson, formally the Site Reliability Manager for Google, went to work for the United States Government as the Administrator of the newly formed United States Digital Service. "The team has one core mission:," explains the fact sheet announcing the service, "To improve and simplify the digital experience that people and businesses have with their government by: Establishing standards to bring the government's digital services in line with the best private sector services; Identifying common technology patterns…
  • A continuing education model for typography design

    chuck
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    This is an interesting idea. As explained in an AIGA Los Angeles interview, designer Michael Stinson started TypeEd because he thought there was a learning gap between design school and professional practice. I point you to it (even if the courses it offers are not online) because I like the model (you might think of other applications) and I like the design of the website—the UI and the aesthetic. Here's TypeEd... Michael Stinson is the lead instructor at TypeEd... That AIGA interview with Stinson... Stinson is a partner at Ramp Creative—here are some examples of their work...
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  • Rise of the Super Pantry {The Best Butler Pantry a Girl Could Ask For}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    From the moment we walked into the new old stone house, there was one thing that was apparent. The kitchen wasn’t going to do…for ANYONE! It would not even work for a non-cook, cook. There wasn’t a refrigerator! (Or a dishwasher.) It’s got a jagged, horrible shape with many un-necessary doorways. They’ve managed to create a terrible flow. There also happens to be a built-in wood diner booth across from the range that makes you wonder: why on God’s green earth did they go to all the trouble to make it an eat-in kitchen when there isn’t even a…
  • At Home with Art Historian John Richardson

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    “Some people say to me: ‘Oh John, how could you put something so hideous in front of your house!’ But they don’t understand that bad taste is an essential ingredient in the pudding. It takes the curse off ghastly good taste.” After reading that, I remembered back to the late 1990s when I worked for Linda Dresner. (BTW: the WSJ recently called her “an aesthetic maverick.”) Linda had a similar approach to fashion and putting a look together as John Richardson does to his home decor. There was always one element -in the pudding so to speak- that would take an ensemble to…
  • It’s official. We close on Wednesday! {#NewOldStoneHouse}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    As you all know, we have been searching high and low for a place to call home that will accommodate our life Monday through Friday, not just on the weekends. At practically 40 years old, living in a noisy studio apartment or a Brooklyn flat (without a true kitchen – it only has a burner for boiling tea!) five days a week does not exactly satisfy our quality of life requirements. Our house in Connecticut truly feels like home, but it is beyond silly to live full time 90 miles and a 2+ hour train ride away from where you work.I have made it no secret. We have never been 100% satisfied…
  • Coral, Salmon, Peachy Color Palettes {Dream Decorating}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    It is no secret, I have been itching to do a room in coral since I started dream decorating the ABCDJewelBox. I bet I have already posted a bunch of my favorite peachy-salmon-coral rooms, but I feel this idea needs a post unto itself. After years of only white, grey and black, on the walls – I could really go for this! (Do you think I could introduce pinkish-orange master bedroom?)In my single girl apartment I decorated with color – fearlessly. It was a beautiful space. I had pale avocado walls in the living and dining room, high gloss Mincemeat in the kitchen, and my walls in…
  • The Country House: Wall Street Journal House of the Day

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    To my great delight, The Country House has been named Wall Street Journal’s House of the Day! This is a huge thrill for me and our real estate listing! You know the only section of the WSJ that I never miss is Mansion, right? I am obsessed with it. In my opinion, the WSJ is the very best in the business of real estate “porn.” (I find it fascinating how different it looks from the other ways the house has been photographed – they used a strobe on the camera to light up the space and were done photographing the entire property in a few short hours.) Pop by and take…
 
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  • If Wardley mapping is so powerful ...

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    ... why isn't it more commonly used?For over a decade I've used mapping to startling effect having outwitted much greater foes and reduced waste in existing environments. From many hundreds of millions in new opportunities, cost savings and raised funds. For those few who use mapping in earnest, the smorgasbord of management doctrine feels outdated and current popular tools simple artefacts of a deeper process. Lessons such as the use of multiple management methods become ingrained, tactical gameplay around ecosystems becomes second nature and strategy takes on a new meaning. There is no…
  • Three of my favourite taunts of business - adoption, egosystem and SWOT.

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Every now and then, I find something in business so ridiculous that it tweaks my sarcasm gene into overload. I normally respond with a graphic on the subject. I have many of these little gems scattered in my blog but my three favourite are ...1) The Enterprise Adoption CycleA comment on the state of inertia within organisations.2) Ecosystem vs EgosystemA comment on strategic play exhibited by some companies in the cloud space3) Thermistocles' SWOTA comment on the artefacts we often call strategy in business.
  • Themistocles' SWOT

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The battle of Thermopylae (the tale of the three hundred) and the clash between the Greeks and the mighty army of Xerxes has echoed throughout history as a lesson in the force multiplier effect of landscape. Themistocles devised a strategy where the narrow pass of Thermopylae would be used to hold back the Persians whilst the Athenian navy would block the straits of Artemisium.The tale is a lesson on why understanding the environment (situational awareness) and exploiting it is critical in combat and why maps of the environment are powerful military tools.Alas, it turns out that this tale is…
  • On Co-Creation ...

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Co-creation is an extremely useful technique but it should be remembered that it's not suitable across the board. When I examine a map of the landscape then I tend to advocate its use in particular circumstances.However when creating the novel and new (i.e. the genesis of an activity), it's actually better to get everyone else to create it for you and to exploit their creations to identify success. This is more You CREATE and I EXPLOIT and there is little collaboration to it.An example of this is the ILC (innovate-leverage-commoditise) model which I've talked about extensively in the past.
  • Data points for mapping ...

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    The mapping technique I describe (known as Wardley Mapping) is not widely used, in fact usage is quite rare. However, seeing that I made the technique creative commons many many years ago - I don't actually know how many people are using it.Of those that I do know then I have numerous examples on impact e.g. :-1) Estimated reduction in cost of an entire project by 30%2) Reduction in cost of individual project transactions between 99.3% and 99.6%.3) Identification of new opportunities and successful funding of new business to exploit this (around $70M raised in total).4) Increase in market…
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  • Join us at the Kennett Square, PA Mushroom Festival - Sept 6 & 7!

    freshvintage
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Can you believe that the small town of Kennett Square, PA with a population of 5,273 produces 65% of mushrooms grown in America!?  We've been living in Chester County, PA for eight years now, and it's been a family tradition to visit this festival that's in our neighboring town. Each year we tell ourselves that we should get a space and sell our vintage finds, since it is packed with thousands of people from all over the Philadelphia area (and far beyond). Well, we finally made the leap! Visit us at the 29th Annual Mushroom Festival on Saturday, Sept. 6th & Sunday, Sept 7th in Kennett…
  • Visit Us at the Clover Winter Market on January 19th!

    freshvintage
    3 Jan 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Hey, Philly Locals, we're headed back to the Clover Winter Market on January 19th in Philadelphia at the 23rd Street Armory. We had a great time last year - the food trucks, the amazing venue and fun customers. You'll find easy covered parking ($9) next door. We're even in the same booth location this year - right as you enter the front door. You can't miss us! Our friends from Nannygoat Antiques will be right next to us. You can find all of the details on the Clover Market website. There's even a "Best Booth" prize for vendors this year - voted by you, the customers! (No, I won't resort to…
  • Holiday Events at the freshvintage Shop

    freshvintage
    20 Nov 2013 | 11:50 am
    The holidays are near...I can smell the figgy pudding in the air. Or maybe that's the smell of rotten pumpkins in the shape of a camper. No matter, as we have two announcements for you freshvintage locals: Hear Ye, Hear Ye #1 We will be open on Wednesday, November 27. Yes, that's the day before Thanksgiving, when all of you dessert-lovers will be picking up your freshly-baked pies from the Highland Orchards Bakery. We have lots of under $20 gifts for your Thanksgiving host or hostess.  Made-in-the-USA Paddywax mason jar candles in EIGHT delightful scents and two sizes: ($18 for 9.5oz jar…
  • 1950s Teenagers in Emergency Situations (and other vintage finds)

    freshvintage
    3 Nov 2013 | 2:09 pm
    Hi, old friend! I thought I'd share some of my finds from this weekend. Since it's been a million days since I've blogged. (And if you aren't following me on Facebook, you are totally missing everything and you should be really embarrassed right now.)  1930s Kodak Junior Six-20 with original box and instructions:  Fiberboard roller skate case. Those stickers! They are all from the North Jersey/NY area.  This sticker is on the inside of the case. Ever skate at any of these rinks? This is the first time I've found one of these Underwood 315 typwriters (made in Spain). I couldn't resist the…
  • freshvintage Takes on New England!

    freshvintage
    3 Jul 2013 | 4:17 pm
    Chris is hitting the road this week, on a selling frenzy across New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. In a very ballsy move, Chris has decided to sell at three antique markets that neither of us have ever visited. I won't be joining him (my pesky "real" job and two kids and all that jazz), so please make him feel welcome by bribing him with beer and offering to let him go to the bathroom while you watch his booth. These dates & locations are tentative. If certain days get totally rained out, Chris might move along to the next place. We will update our Facebook page with any changes,…
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    House Enthusiast

  • New Small-House book tidbits: Metal roofing as siding

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

    Katie Hutchison
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Drought-tolerant sedums are a popular choice for planted roofs.My new book for The Taunton Press, tentatively titled The New Small House, is well underway. We've been busy selecting houses to feature, scheduling photo shoots, and beginning to create the content that someday (hopefully) you will find on a shelf in a store near you. As the book takes shape, I aim to share here some tidbits of what I'm learning along the way.  A few of the houses in the book feature planted roofs, which provide insulation and an effective away to mitigate storm-water run-off, all while beautifully…
  • Design snapshot: Flower bed

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

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

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

  • Responsive Email Design Guide: How-To, Examples, Tips & More

    Jacob Cass
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    This article has been contributed by Ajeet. With the torrid growth in the usage of mobile devices, it has become quite crucial to accommodate responsive design in your email marketing strategy. That’s because when an email newsletter, which looks look superb on desktop, fails to render properly on a mobile device, respondents either hit delete or unsubscribe. With responsive email design, you will not only be able to stay ahead in the email marketing game, but also can take the full advantage of the mobile revolution – an unstoppable change. This article is written with the intention…
  • The BBA | Best Brand Awards

    Jacob Cass
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    I’m excited to be apart of the jury of the BBA | Best Brand Awards for 2014. Below is some information about the initiative including how to enter. The BBA | Best Brand Awards has been founded with the aim of rewarding high quality brands designed worldwide, recognizing excellence in visual communication internationally. Award Categories The BBA has two global categories and 6 geographical ones. Global Categories The Best Brand of the World - The brand with the best global score. The Best Brand Designer in the World - The agency/designer with the best score in 4 brands, selected among…
  • Download The All-Inclusive Design Bundle

    Jacob Cass
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Design resources and stock are available all over the web, but to be honest there is a lot of junk out there so when I came across the awesome deals over at DesignCuts I was pleasantly surprised and had to share. The deal they have going on right now is their biggest & most varied design bundle ever and I highly recommend getting it while it’s available. UPDATE: The deal was available for just 2 weeks and has now expired. The bundle includes best-selling fonts, hundreds of vectors, dozens of textures, brushes, Photoshop actions, stock photos, print effects, hand-drawn items,…
  • Finalist for the 2014 Newcastle Young Alumni Award

    Jacob Cass
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    UPDATE 10th September: Winner! I am extremely humbled to announce that I was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Young Alumni Award. Photos to follow in a new post. The University of Newcastle 39th Annual Alumni Awards recognises “innovation, creativity, exceptional leadership and those who inspire others through their local, national and international achievements.” There are 8 separate categories under the Alumni Awards and all of them “celebrate gamechangers – the unconventional thinkers, the challengers, the people who push boundaries and see possibilities.
  • How to Write a Winning Web Design Proposal

    Jacob Cass
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    This article has been contributed by Mike Hanski. When you embarked on your chosen career path as a designer, your decision was probably driven by your right-brain thinking. You are a creative person, so you are naturally drawn to artistic ways of expressing yourself. But what happens when left-brain activities creep into your day-to-day operations? Do you break into a cold sweat when you have to confront a slow-paying client? Does the thought of prospecting for new clients cause you to lose sleep at night? No matter how hard you try to avoid it, analytical thinking and administrative tasks…
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  • City of Angels

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    There’s no need to explain, it’s Los Angeles, the City of Angels.
  • Block Apparel’s Gold Tee

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    This Tee stands out from the rest with a level of class. It’s the only black Tee of the collection, with a shiny gold foil that glistens in the sun.
  • New Citees Collection

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Check out the new collection of urban tees! Fair-trade, high quality cotton, hand drawn and hand printed. Cover up your torso in unique style!
  • New ‘Amis Monsters’ Products!

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    I recently worked on a seamless pattern that I turned into multiple products available for you! This pattern is also available for licensing. Enjoy!
  • Labor Day Sale!

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
 
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    Design You Trust

  • Awesome Illustrations by Devon Cady-Lee

    Matt Watts
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Devon Cady-Lee aka Gorrem is an illustrator and concept artist from the streets of Chinatown, New York. Currently he’s based in Seattle where he works for Motiga Games. Let’s check out several of his artworks. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Pure : Free Minimalist Portfolio WordPress theme

    johnsmash
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Pure is a free minimalist portfolio WordPress theme with consists of a number of features that are ideal for freelance web designers. The portfolio page — which most users will want to duplicate as their home page — features a pleasant Pinterest-style portfolio of shots. Continue Reading Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Digital Art by Agr1on

    Matt Watts
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Set of brilliant digital artworks by Greece – based artist Agr1on. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Maison Art by Brengues & Le Pavec Architectes

    Matt Watts
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    This minimalist single storey residence was designed in 2014 by Brengues & Le Pavec Architectes. It’s located in Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, France. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Arca Majora : Free Geometric Sans-serif Font

    johnsmash
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Arca Majora is a free simple, heavy weight, uppercase-only and geometric sans-serif font. It ready for your any design project. This font is free for commercial and personal use. Continue Reading Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
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    Cherryflava.com | Trends and Innovation

  • You can’t afford to play by the rules

    cherryflava
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    One of our favourite movies is Moneyball. It’s as much a movie about innovation as it is about baseball. If you haven’t seen it already, do yourself a favour and book a time to enjoy it now. What’s great about it is that much like baseball, the world of branding is becoming a two horse race and the Moneyball approach is a brilliant blueprint of what you can do about it. You have rich, SUPER brands [most of them will be listed on the main board of one of the world's larger stock exchanges] that are able to out-scale, out-capitalise and out-play anyone. And then you have…
  • The Ride by Levi’s Commuter

    cherryflava
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    There aren’t a lot of people that commute by bicycle in South Africa. We have a dedicated car culture and bicycles are largely seen as something that is quickly replacing golf as the weekend show-and-tell-how-rich-and-rad-I-am activity. But there are a few steely pirates out on our roads. Individuals who challenge the safety odds and launch themselves through hail and heat on their trusty mounts. They don’t own a stitch of Lycra, the Argus is something you line the cat’s litter box with and the city streets are something to be savoured and explored. These are characters in…
  • Why I don’t have a smartphone

    Jonathan Cherry
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    I’m spending a lot more time at the Yuppiechef HQ these days and perhaps understandably, considering that they are the best e-commerce company in South Africa, everyone is rather taken by the fact that I don’t have a smartphone. In fact, I haven’t had a smartphone for quite some time now and have absolutely zero interest in ever getting one. Instead I happily use a very basic Samsung feature phone. I can’t tell you what model it is, because it’s so basic they didn’t bother to print a model number on the thing. But I love it! Although it’s referred to…
  • Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?

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

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

  • Trent Whitehead

    Andrew
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The Mild Manners crew have a new space opening up in Sydney soon and to kick it off they have a show with Aussie artist Trent Whitehead. It opens next week on the 25th. Don’t miss it.
  • Study Of Hair [Melb 26/9]

    Andrew
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
  • Colab

    Andrew
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    If you like staring into the sun, or happen to be a four-eyes like me, check out the cool sunnies and optical gear at COLAB. They work with some very cool artists to create their shapes.
  • Leif Podhajsky Show

    Andrew
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Long time Design is Kinky fav Leif Podhajsky has a show up at Galerie Hors-Champs in Paris. Check it out if your near.
  • Take Workshops

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

  • Road Trip: Oregon + NorCal Coast

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    4,000 miles and 2.5 weeks later - we are HOME! From LA up to Alberta and back… the first part took us from LA to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, the second part was 8 days exploring as much of Alberta, Canada as possible, and this final part is the journey home! To get home we crossed over to British Columbia and crossed the border into Idaho through Spokane, WA over to the Oregon Coast and followed the ocean down to San Francisco then dropped back down central California home to Los Angeles! I’m still amazed (and exhausted) reliving how much we’ve seen and done the…
  • 8 days in 100 Instagrams: Alberta, Canada

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This post is part of our special NOTCOT Alberta Great Escape series thanks to our friends at Travel Alberta. In Part I, Shawn, Bucky, and I are loaded up in the NOTFZJ80 spending a week in Alberta roadtripping, camping, and exploring all that we can fit in… follow the series here to see what inspires us along the way! WOW. It’s surreal to be home in Los Angeles - after putting 4000 miles on the NOTFZJ80 in 2.5 weeks as Shawn, Bucky, and I headed up from LA up through the middle of the US, spent a week in Alberta, Canada, and came home down the west coast… Even as i work on…
  • Intoxication Season at Kew

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw. Today the The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are launching a new exhibition, Intoxication Season. All about mind altering plants and fungi, the month long program offers a chance to discover how plant chemicals can be used as medicines and intoxicants, with some socially acceptable (coffee, tea, alcohol, aspirin), yet others seen as socially unacceptable “drugs” (cannabis, opium and a host of others!). These mind-altering drugs span across cultures and have shaped our lives, founding…
  • Tiny Toolsets as Jewelry from Whitebeam Studio

    20 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she explores the 2014 London Design Festival. One of my favorite new discoveries from Tent London this year was Whitebeam Studio and their incredible Toolsets series of jewelry. The pieces are made from stainless steel and come in a huge variety of designs including knife sets, the GTA set and measuring tools. Despite their small size, the tools are incredibly detailed yet stylish and all come in their very own toolbox! Look at all the details on the next page. TO PAGE 2 of "Tiny Toolsets as…
  • Johnnie Walker's Symphony in Blue

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw. This afternoon, London’s Merchant Taylors’ Hall was taken over by Johnnie Walker in celebration of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Symphony in Blue. The afternoon was a delectable experience filled with a playful celebration of whisky including glacial ice, burning barrels, a fog of whisky, flavor organ and a banquet that was literally all singing and all dancing. An enormous production from Done and Dusted and Bompas & Parr. TO PAGE 2 of "Johnnie Walker’s Symphony in Blue"!
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • private residence by alexander diem features patterned timber façade

    philip stevens I designboom
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    the dwelling's panels not only protect inhabitants from direct sunlight, but also enable the controlling of privacy - able to be opened or closed on demand.The post private residence by alexander diem features patterned timber façade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • alex chinneck on his architectural intervention at london’s covent garden

    nina azzarello I designboom
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    'I distort and defy reality because there’s something optimistic about challenging our perception of impossible, even if it’s just for a moment.' -alex chinneckThe post alex chinneck on his architectural intervention at london’s covent garden appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • pietri architectes cuts canyon courtyard through redline apartments

    trent fredrickson I designboom
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    the central garden provides a quiet and contemplative space, while external patios allow for views of the bay of toulon in in la seyne-sur-mer, france.The post pietri architectes cuts canyon courtyard through redline apartments appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • MINI cooper SD 5 boasts additional passenger space at paris motor show

    tim spears I designboom
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    on display at the 2014 paris motor show, the cooper SD 5's wheelbase has been extended by 72mm providing more space for the occupants, their luggage and the two additional doors.The post MINI cooper SD 5 boasts additional passenger space at paris motor show appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • bloco arquitetos aligns torreão house with brazilian landscape

    philip stevens I designboom
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    outside of brasilia's bustling urban center, the single storey home presents majestic views across the region's unspoiled countryside.The post bloco arquitetos aligns torreão house with brazilian landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • (Re)Introducing the Spanner Lounge Chair With Arms

    Becky
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    We are so pleased to announce that we are carrying The Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms at Design Public. Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner (1916-1974), the award-winning chair has been out of production for more than 50 years. Gus*Design Group worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, meticulously matching the materials, construction and details to the original chair. The frame is constructed of  solid birch and curved birch plywood and the seat is 100% cotton woven strapping. During the design collaboration with the Spanner family, Gus*Design…
  • Save 15% on Loll Designs Through September

    DesignPublic.com
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    The great thing about September is that it will give us some of the nicest days of the year and is also a good month for scooping up outdoor furniture at a discount. Through September 30, 2014, save 15% on Loll Designs. Loll Designs is a company that celebrates mid-century modern classics as well as contemporary style, adding twists like an unexpected line, bold bright colors and always a big old dollop of playfulness. Get the fire cracking with Loll’s Fire Ring Set. One of the best things about Loll Designs’ furniture is that while it’s durable enough to stand up to the…
  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

    Becky
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In case you’re not on our email list, you should know, we’re having a big fat … (a few pesky little exemptions apply) You have through midnight, EST on Labor Day 2014 (that’s September 1st to those of you who are having a little too much fun to keep track this weekend) to save 15% on almost everything at Design Public. I am using this uncharacteristically big font so that you don’t miss out. So have a fun browse now, go toast up some s’mores, catch some fireworks, sleep on it and order up your goods tomorrow. Just use the coupon code LABORDAY14 during…
  • California Boho Goes Pro in this Santa Monica Office

    Becky
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces

    DesignPublic.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
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    Fubiz™

  • Ocean Beach Series

    Donnia
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Le photographe Douglas Ljungkvist, basé à Brooklyn, est l’auteur d’une série très graphique intitulée « Ocean Beach ». Après la dévastation de l’ouragan Sandy, il a capturé les façades de maisons des années 50 avec des couleurs pastel et délicates, situées dans le Nord de la ville Lavallette au New Jersey.
  • Nature Abstract Patterns

    Daniella
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:48 am
    En se focalisant sur les textures des paysages qu’il observe, le photographe Thorsten Scheuermann présente ici une série de photographies abstraites très graphiques. La façon dont il interprète les textures issues de la nature donne une identité visuelle très intéressante. De magnifiques coulées de lave ainsi que des terres arides sont à découvrir dans la galerie. Born in Fire. Big Island, Hawaii, USA. Capillaries. California, USA. Ice Bubbles. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA. Strawberry Swirls. Suction. Seattle Aquarium, Washington, USA. Clear as Mud. Alvord Desert,…
  • Rippling Wood Facade

    Daniella
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    L’atelier italien Modus Architects a recouvert la surface du bâtiment accueillant ses bureaux situé à Bressanone par des lamelles verticales de bois contreplaqué. Visuellement, le traitement du matériau donne ici un aspect très structuré au bâtiment et une impression d’ondulation remarquable. À découvrir dans l’article.
  • Typodarium 2015 Calendar

    Donnia
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    Le calendrier Typodarium pour l’année 2015 a été édité par Slanted Publishers. Comme les autres calendriers, il rassemble 365 typographies, en noir ou jaune, réalisées par 223 designers originaires de 31 pays différents. Une curation quotidienne en typographie, à découvrir sur 384 pages.
  • Ice Cream Sculptures

    Daniella
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sarah Illenberger est une artiste allemande qui transforme avec talent des matériaux ordinaires en objets inattendus. Ici, elle joue avec des crèmes glacées en les transformant en montgolfière et même en paon. L’une de ses créations fait d’ailleurs étrangement penser à la cathédrale de la place rouge à Moscou. Une série gourmande et colorée à découvrir en images.
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    Laws of Simplicity

  • ANAME, CNAME, ALIAS, DNS

    John Maeda
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Today I fought DNS settings and spent maybe a couple of hours trying to untangle the mystery behind why I couldn’t do something that I thought should be really simple (namely route an alias to a root address). In the end, I learned that I can’t do what I want to do unless I make things more complex for me. I’ve decided to save the extra hours of life in my life to leave things be. For an excellent tutorial on this matter, visit Timo Reitnauer’s page here, and if you are looking to purchase a domain name, I strongly recommend his service iwantmyname — I found it…
  • Do Both

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

    John Maeda
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    I was pleased and honored to see this adaptation by Dr. Daniel Cabrera at Mayo Clinic on applying the Laws of Simplicity to the emergency medicine space. The link is here: http://mayocl.in/1rI8GuA Thank you Dr. Cabrera! -JM Reduce. The easiest way to approach a clinical problem is to reduce it to its minimal meaningful expression. Organize. Grouping problems and information make infinite problems appears finite. Time. Decrease time spent in meaningless activities and increasing time on essential tasks. Learn. Knowledge is key, you need to know where to find the answer to any question.
  • Laws of Simplicity, Revisited

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

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

  • Citroen Divine DS

    Mr K (boss)
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    Alors que l’actuelle DS4 ne remporte pas le succès escompté, Citroën revoit sa copie du tout au tout et lève le voile sur sa superbe Citroen Divine DS Concept, un très beau concept car dévoilé officiellement à l’occasion du Mondial de Paris. Se positionnant sur le segment des compactes « Premium »,… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Landscapes and Storms

    Mr K (boss)
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Impressionnante série shootée par le photographe Mike Olbinski basé en Arizona, découverte de ces superbes clichés de paysages orageux au rendu visuel à couper le souffle. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Mike Olbinski … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Quark tables

    Mr K (boss)
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sobrement baptisée « Quark », coup de coeur pour cette très belle collection de tables basses aux formes organiques créées en bois, marbre, plexiglas, bronze ou cuivre par le designer Emmanuel Babled. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale Quark is a series of low coffee tables, consisting of … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Stunning Wood Facade

    Mr K (boss)
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Réalisée dans le cadre de la construction du nouveau siège social de la société Damiani-Holz & KO spécialisée dans le bois, clin d’oeil pour cette superbe façade composée de lames de contreplaqué imaginée par le studio MoDus Architects. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale location : bressanone, … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Ice Cream Sculptures

    Mr K (boss)
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Colorées et gourmandes à souhaits, coup de coeur pour cette jolie série de sculptures réalisées par l’artiste allemande Sarah Illenberger à l’aide de glaces. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Description originale On one of the hottest days in August we created this series of fantasy Icecream Sculptures together … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Jim Kalbach – Identifying a UX Design Strategy

    Sean Carmichael
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    [ Transcript Available ] The concept of strategy can be fuzzy at best. And the word strategy tends to hold a different meaning depending on who you’re talking to. Jim Kalbach says that strategy needs to show causality. He defines it as a hypothesis of a desired position, and a belief about how you’re going to succeed and overcome challenges. In his virtual seminar, Defining a UX Design Strategy, Jim details the elements of strategy. He shares this in the form of his UX Strategy Blueprint a tool he uses to explore and generate strategies in his own work. Jim fielded a lot of questions from…
  • UIEtips: Selecting Typefaces for Body Text

    Jared Spool
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Choosing the body content font type for your web site is no easy task. With so many choices, how do you know if what you have is the most eye catching, aesthetically pleasing, and meets accessibility standards? Tim Brown to the rescue with today’s UIEtips article, Selecting Typefaces for Body Text. If you’ve ever wished you could confidently stand behind your typeface choices, critique designs, and fix existing typography problems, Tim’s workshop, Designing with Type is calling for you at the User Interface Conference in Boston October 27-29. Here’s an excerpt from the article:…
  • Resources around Typography

    Lauren Cramer
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Typography resources to help in your designs You know that feeling when you look at a web site and think everything looks just right? It flows well, there’s a nice balance of white space, and it’s easy on to the eyes. Perhaps you may not realize it but it’s likely that the type plays a dominant role. Resources from UI19 speakers Tim Brown Podcast: Helvetica is the Neue Black When you break down written language, it’s really just a carefully crafted set of tiny symbols. The shape, readability, and size of these symbols are all factors in effectively communicating ideas. In essence,…
  • UIEtips: How Agile UX Can Be a Cost Effective Approach

    Jared Spool
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Jared Spool. In it, he shares ideas on getting low-cost iterations into your Agile development process. Jared also makes the case that UX-focused design is a team sport. If you’re looking for more on tying UX design and your Agile process together, then you’re going to want to join us on September 18, when Aviva Rosenstein presents our next virtual seminar, Making UX Work with Agile Scrum Teams. Here’s an excerpt from the article: It’s tempting to let those UX-focused design team members do this early work while the…
  • Making UX Work with Agile Scrum Teams – Our September 18 Virtual Seminar

    Adam Churchill
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Where does UX design fit into sprints? How do companies let go of Waterfall methodology? If you’re struggling to confidently and clearly answer either of these questions, then it’s time to register for Aviva Rosenstein’s seminar. You’ll learn how to clarify roles and responsibilities, and more effectively track and estimate UX work. You’ll also hear case studies of companies that brought teams together to work more collaboratively, iteratively, and harmoniously in an Ag⁠ile process. Learn from teams who’ve “been there, done that” Increase the value of UX in your organization…
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    FlowingData

  • Members Only: How to Make an Animated, Self-Sorting List

    Nathan Yau
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    You have a list of things that can be ordered by different values. Let them sort themselves out.Continue reading →
  • Director of Basketball Analytics. Must know Excel

    Nathan Yau
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    When you hear about sports analytics in the news or when announcers talk about it during a game, it seems like really advanced stuff is going on behind the scenes. There must be huge computers chugging away at tons of data finding the best player for a team, the best defensive scheme against other teams, and how to get the most bang for the buck. There must be genius Billy Beane assistants for every team of every sport now. Right? Right? But then you see a job listing for the Director of Basketball Analytics of the Brooklyn Nets and remember that sports analytics is still in its early stages.
  • Household incomes rise

    Nathan Yau
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Since the recession, it's taken a while for household incomes to come back to where they were in 2009. In most parts of the country, incomes are still lower, however, it appears they are making their way back to 2009 levels. With the Census Bureau's recent release of data from their American Community Survey, the Washington Post charted the annual difference from 2009 to 2013. Each line represents a metropolitan area's difference in household income of a current year, compared to that of 2009. So the closer to or higher above the thin black baseline the better. Tags: economy, income,…
  • Last day to pre-order a song chart poster

    Nathan Yau
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Today is the last day to pre-order a song chart poster. Now is the best time to get it, since after this it's probably going to cost like a billion times more. Bonus: It's also a great way to support FlowingData. Thanks to all those who ordered already. I'm expecting to ship late October. Pre-order your poster today. P.S. There's discounted shipping when you order more than one or order it along with the famous movie quotes poster.
  • PhD gender gaps around the world

    Nathan Yau
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Periscopic, for Scientific American, visualized the number of PhDs awarded in various countries. You might expect men to be in high percentages and women to be in low, but it's not always in that direction. In the U.S., women are going to college and majoring in science and engineering fields in increasing numbers, yet here and around the world they remain underrepresented in the workforce. Comparative figures are hard to come by, but a disparity shows up in the number of Ph.D.s awarded to women and men. The chart here, assembled from data collected by the National Science Foundation, traces…
 
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Disobedient Objects

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    'I wish my boyfriend was as dirty as your policies,' placard by Coral Stoakes 2011 Objects from activist social movements brought together in the exhibition 'Disobedient Objects' at London's Victoria & Albert museum. The exhibition demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. The inflatable cobblestone, by the Eclectic Electric Collective The Graffiti Writer, by the Institute of Applied Autonomy Women's Social and Political Union-branded bone china DIY gas mask, Turkey Shields painted as…
  • The Pyramid of Technology - from technology to nature in 7 steps

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Dutch artist, philosopher and scientist Koert van Mensvoort (of Next Nature) presents the Pyramid of Technology at TED Talk Ghent. Inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of need Van Mensvoort illustrates how technologies - from time machines to the alphabet - must go through seven phases to become as natural as nature. How Technology Becomes Nature in Seven Steps: 1) Envision: The idea stage (e.g. the time machine - still not invented or even a prototype) 2) Operational: Experimental stage - things that work in labs. 3) Applied: Transitional stage between invention and acceptance (e.g. Google Glass…
  • Spring Airlines - cosplay in the sky

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    Skywriting performance by 5 airplanes. The mystical numbers form the first 314 digits of pi’s infinite sequence. • www.ishky.com/pi
 
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • The secrets of your shopping list

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    This started with a simple observation. Some shopping trolleys now have useful clips onto which you can attach your shopping list – a useful little enhancement to our everyday lives (and especially useful for people like me, with a brain like a sieve and hence a necessary list making habit). For some reason, visitors to a local supermarket often leave their lists on the trolleys afterwards. Maybe they had no idea that we have, in some odd kind of retail voyeurism, started collecting them, studying them and decoding them. It’s fair to say that this is a pretty odd thing to do. It’s a…
  • The masks of Quai Branly

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    For a while there, and maybe because of a long-running project for La Villette, we were in Paris at least twice a year. But since 2007 or so, we’ve been less frequent visitors, so, somehow the opening of the Quai Branly Museum had passed us by. It features the indigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas and has a collection has 450,000 objects, of which 3,500 are on display at any given time. This isn’t an extensive review – we weren’t there for long. But long enough to feed that graphic designer obession with faces and masks. If you share that…
  • Futurism, Fascists and empty frames

    5 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we were in New York, very briefly, for a hectic series of meetings, breakfasts and a lunchtime seminar. In between all of that we took a couple of hours out to see two stand-out exhibitions on Fifth avenue before they closed. First of all, the Italian Futurism show at the Guggenheim, which started with Marinetti’s famous manifesto… …and then documented pretty much every painting, sculpture, design and building associated with the movement. Sadly the gallery goons prevented us from taking particularly great shots, but here’s a selection of what was on view.
  • The great outdoors

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

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

  • Your chance to revolutionize the concept of pasta

    Guy Blashki
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    PrintEat 3D printable pasta competition Being creative is hungry work, so it is no surprise that designers continue to amuse themselves by 3D printing food in ever new and delicious ways. Set to revolutionize the concept of pasta, PrintEat is a competition over on Thingarage that probes into the future of the king of carbs. Will we one day sit down at the local trattoria and print out a dish of custom pasta right at the table? Entrants will be challenged to: “…subvert the traditional patterns of production (extrusion and mold) by producing morphologies that can be realized only…
  • Optimize your Laser-cutting design file for lower costs

    Guy Blashki
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    How to get the most out of your Ponoko order When you make something with Ponoko, there are 3 key costs to consider: making, materials, and shipping. Making cost is all about labor — mostly machine labor and a little bit of human labor. Think of your design file as a work order, a set of instructions for the machine to follow. The simpler and more efficient your instructions are, the less time it takes the machine to follow them. And that means less making costs. Here are a few tips and tricks direct from the Ponoko team that you can use to optimize your design file and help get you the…
  • Laser cut vacations

    Sam
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #192 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above are laser cut and etched wood coasters from C+M Designs. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, ships in bottles, owls and pussycats, bears, posters, and escapes… Above is a laser cut acrylic ship in a bottle necklace from Swank. Above is a laser cut bamboo brooch from Tiger & Hare. Laser cut cut wood grizzly bear origami from Whimsical Duchess. Above is a laser cut, double layered poster for Project Passion from Ellen…
  • Lunchtime lasers

    Guy Blashki
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Zapping tasty treats with some personalised graphics While delicious pastries may not be one of the options in the Ponoko Materials Catalog, we do find our mouths watering each time someone fires up their laser cutter for a burst of culinary creativity. Proving once again that adding a personal touch to your midday meal can be an almost religious experience, Christopher Short etched this enigmatic dinosaur onto his quesadillas. Yum. Watch the following clip to see the laser do its thing in real-time… You can find more laser etching and cutting to enjoy from Christopher on YouTube.
  • Laser cutting 3D forms: 123D Make tutorial

    Guy Blashki
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Slicing up a T-Rex for laser cutting that roars The software options available to digital makers just keeps getting better, and one of our recent favourites would have to be Autodesk’s 123D Make. Why do we like 123D Make so much? Simply put, it just works and really is as easy as 1, 2… 3. The freely available software takes a 3D model and slices it up, then exports the data for laser cutting. As you’ll see in the following tutorial, there are several very handy (and quite powerful) capabilities built in to 123D Make that help ensure your final result comes together just…
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    Brian Lovin - Designer

  • Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

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

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Best PSD to WordPress Service Providers

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Now there is no need to hire a web designer to make your own website. You can simply make Photoshop design into a WordPress site with these best PSD to WordPress service providers.
  • 20 Best PHP Frameworks for Web Developers

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    If you are serious about making a strong online presence or want to run a successful online business, then you have to be more focus on most important factors of online marketing. Like, you have to make a successful website that not only delivers quality information about your products but also gives more flexibility to the end users so that they can get the real piece of information about your products. The most important factor that helps you to get online sales is the kind of design you have on your web site.
  • The Source Code Resources for Web Pros

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    Stand on the shoulders of Web Dev gods with these killer Open Source code libraries! We've compiled the source code resources for web development's top web professionals.
  • 20 Attractive Online Fashion Stores Websites for Inspiration

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    We have brought together a collection of the best and most stylish looking online fashion store websites. All the websites in today’s collection are exclusively designed to inspire all the designers. They are so beautiful to look at and are as user-friendly as well.
  • 21 Stunning Photo Retouching Works By Deyvis G Mazonis

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:51 am
    Do you know Deyvis G Mazonis? He is a specialist in photo manipulation, digital artworks, photoshop sculptures. He has a wide experience in Contemporary Art, Esculpture, Comics and Photoshop.
 
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  • Awesome Illustrations by Devon Cady-Lee

    Matt Watts
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Devon Cady-Lee aka Gorrem is an illustrator and concept artist from the streets of Chinatown, New York. Currently he’s based in Seattle where he works for Motiga Games. Let’s check out several of his artworks. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Pure : Free Minimalist Portfolio WordPress theme

    johnsmash
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Pure is a free minimalist portfolio WordPress theme with consists of a number of features that are ideal for freelance web designers. The portfolio page — which most users will want to duplicate as their home page — features a pleasant Pinterest-style portfolio of shots. Continue Reading Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Digital Art by Agr1on

    Matt Watts
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Set of brilliant digital artworks by Greece – based artist Agr1on. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Maison Art by Brengues & Le Pavec Architectes

    Matt Watts
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    This minimalist single storey residence was designed in 2014 by Brengues & Le Pavec Architectes. It’s located in Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, France. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
  • Arca Majora : Free Geometric Sans-serif Font

    johnsmash
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Arca Majora is a free simple, heavy weight, uppercase-only and geometric sans-serif font. It ready for your any design project. This font is free for commercial and personal use. Continue Reading Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network. Powered by MaxCDN
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  • 9 Fonts Brands Should Avoid in 2014

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Graphic designers use fonts on a daily basis. We have our favorites but we also run away from others. Some fonts have very little recall or have no commercial value, while others have become so popular, they should no longer be used in brand identity. These are some of the fonts that brands should avoid using in their identities and marketing collateral. 1.) Lobster More and more people are starting to get hooked with the Lobster font because of its fancy appeal and ability to adapt to many industries such as food, design, and retail. It’s sad to see this new script font get abused in…
  • Cool Dragon Ball Z Vector GIF that will make you remember them

    George Nacpil
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Bangkok based illustrator and graphic designer, Phuwadon Thongnoum, made Dragon Ball Z vector GIFs that will make us remember the show — maybe even watch it again. His ideas for every character vector design are wonderful. Are you a Dragon Ball Z fan? Please feel free to share this Dragon Ball Z gifs and Phuwadon Thongnoum Behance and Facebook for more updates. Were you inspired? Got any lovely suggestions for us? Let us know through the comments box below. You can also hit us up on our FacebookTwitter, and Google+ profiles. Lastly, our RSS Feeds is open for subscription so that…
  • 17 Products You’ll Try Because Of Their Hipster Packaging

    Claire Jariss Manlapas
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Hipsters are extreme about everything. They either want something minimalist or go for extremely graphic designs. But sometimes, there is a middle ground where those two meet. Here you’ll find some 17 Products You’ll Try Because Of Their Hipster Packaging. Some of these products look so good, you’ll add them immediately to your cart without even knowing what they are. 1.) Monsieur Moustache (sauce and dips) Hipster packaging element: The moustache. Definitely the moustache. 2.) Pixels (spirit) Hipster packaging element: Any reference to graphic design is hipster. 3.)…
  • Logo Designs for Iconic TV Characters

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Don’t feel sad if your favorite season ended. Instead, why don’t you use it to fuel your next project just like Pablo Canepa? Using his passion for famous American TV shows, Uruguay-based artist, Pablo Canepa, created these set of logos for various protagonists and antagonists and their would-be professions or hobbies if they were to exists in real life. Canepa created logos for various iconic TV characters such as Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Hank Schrader of AMC’s critically acclaimed hit, Breaking Bad. Then there’s also Sheldon Cooper with Howard Wolowitz…
  • Freebie: 21 Food Vector Line Art

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello, creatives! This week, we’re going to profess our love for food through this freebie set of 20 vector line art illustrations. While the set is perfect for minimalist designs, it’s not limited to that. Use it on your next menu, poster, or even in an infographic project in the future. You guys can use it for personal or commercial projects, so go ahead. Just give us a shout out through our Twitter @youthedesigner (tag me too: @pjilagan) and show us how did you end up using the set and we’d be glad to showcase your work and send out internet high-fives! Click the button…
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  • 36 Days of Type by Adrian Lorga

    AoiroStudio
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Graphic designer by day and typographer by night. Adrian Lorga is an artist based in Bucharest, Romania, he started a while back 36Daysoftype.com. A project that invites designers all around the world to give their particular perspective on our alphabet. Challenging ourselves to creativity wih no rest for 36 days. This was a chance to experiment and have fun with type and was overall a great way to reach and interact with other designers around the world. All Rights to Adrian Lorga All Rights to Adrian Lorga All Rights to Adrian Lorga All Rights to Adrian Lorga All Rights to Adrian Lorga All…
  • SOL Beer – Chalk and Sign Painting

    abduzeedo
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    I love letterings, it brings back great memories from my childhood going to the farmers market on Sundays with my parents not to mention every neighborhood grocery had tons of lettering for prices, promotions and advertisings. It's amazing to see that this craft is getting stronger again and seeing the work that Jackson Alves put together for poster for the Mexican beer Sol is true proof of that. The Advertising Agency Talent from São Paulo (Brazil) hired me to create two handmade posters for the Mexican beer SOL. One with chalk lettering and the other with sign painting, which was a great…
  • Daily Inspiration #1876

    fabiano
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. adjiherdanto artofsandwiches branden calvogallery creamvisualdesign Creasowl Creold Davide Denis Milani Adriano Designer Corp. Erhan Evin Gabriel Sirbu graftar heymikel Ian Adams icravemurder inspirationde…
  • Wallpaper of the Week by Vinicius Araujo

    abduzeedo
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The wallpaper of this week is a really cool image created by Vinicius Araujo. The image is a 3D composition he created to study Cinema 4D. We here at Abduzeedo always support personal and side projects and if you have any work you want to share with us for the Wallpaper of the Week just let us know. Desktop Version iPad Version iPhone Version Resolutions: 2880x1800px 2560x1440px 1920x1200px 1680x1050px 1440x900px 1280x800px iPhone iPad Tags: wallpaperwallpaper of the weekiphoneipadAndroidabduzeedo's blog
  • Best of the Week: Tech News, Illustrations, Photography and more

    fabiano
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuff! So take a look at the links we've selected for your inspiration and to keep you updated about what's going on out there! We want to give a big thanks to our sponsors:Shutterstock, Psd2Html and Snapwire. A special mention to Media Temple for the excellent service and support with Abduzeedo! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter twitter.com/FabianoMe and include #abdz_best in the message. Friday 09/19 21 Rules for a…
 
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  • How To Create a Realistic Aged Textured Logo Mockup

    Chris Spooner
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last week I shared a free set of rusty logo mockup textures that I collected from an old WW2 era aerodrome. The files included a Smart Object layer which allowed you to paste in your own artwork and have it applied to the surface, with all the fine details of the decay and corrosion also affecting your design to create a realistic mock up. I discovered a few interesting techniques when creating those textures, so in today’s tutorial I’ll explain the whole process of creating an aged weathered logo mockup of your own. In this tutorial I’ll show you some handy techniques to…
  • Vector Infographic Tools for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Need to make an infographic fast? Access All Areas members can get a head start with this collection of vector infographic elements that has been kindly donated from the Infographic Template Shop. This best seller from the range contains a variety of useful vector elements that can be quickly copied and pasted into your own projects, allowing you to easily compose your own layouts with graphics, icons and charts. All the products at the Infographic Template Shop are mousemade by Finland based illustrator Mats-Peter Forss. His store contains a range of useful vector tool sets which have helped…
  • 20 Free Realistic Rusty Metal Logo Mockup Textures

    Chris Spooner
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I had to illegally trespass onto an old disused WW2 era Aerodrome in order to bring you my latest pack of free design resources, so this collection of rusty metal logo mockup textures is as authentically vintage as you can get! They’re perfect for mocking up your logos and designs onto worn surfaces to create realistic aged weathered effects. All you have to do is paste your artwork onto the Smart Object layer, then your design will be automatically distorted and distressed to simulate an old painted sign. This free pack of logo mockups contains 20 texture files of grungy old painted…
  • 5 Retro Circular Badges for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This week I’ve teamed up with Design Panoply to share more great design resources with my Access All Areas members. Download this pack of 5 vector retro circular badges and customise them for use in your own projects, giving your designs an instant nostalgic feeling. Inside the download you’ll find a link to a series of free fonts which will preserve the appearance of the badges to give you full control over the wording and layout. Design Panoply is a an extensive library of amazing design resources. All the files can either be purchased separately, or for real value for money,…
  • 8 Free Customizable Vector Vintage Style Logo Designs

    Chris Spooner
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of my popular freebies over the past year was the collection of 6 free customisable retro/vintage logos & emblems. It has been great seeing those designs out in the wild, helping promote various businesses and individuals. Those original files were designed in Photoshop, so I thought I’d follow them up with a fresh batch of vector vintage logo designs made specifically for Illustrator. Download these free designs and customise the text to suit your own projects. This pack of vintage logo designs contains 8 vector layouts that can be customised to contain your own wording. Each…
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    Alex
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
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  • The-Art-Form

    Luke Tonge
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The-Art-Form is a limited edition publication about art and artists and is the brainchild of UK based designer Andy Townsend. Each issue features six artists who have completed a form about art, answering the 13 questions set them in their own unique way, giving an insight into their work and working practice. Some of the artists have created drawings, paintings and sketches, in response to the questions. Issue 1 features: Ian Davenport, Paul Insect, Dan Baldwin, Peter Liversidge, Rana Begum and Michael Reisch.
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  • Leica M Edition 60

    Antonio Carusone
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Anyone have $20,000 to drop on this Leica? To celebrate of the 60th anniversary of M camera, Leica produced the limited edition Leica M Edition 60. The kit includes a Leica M-P digital camera and the Summilux-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens, both created by Audi Design. This is more of a collectors item than anything, but it’s amazing to see the amount of detail that went into it, even down to the packaging and presentation.
  • NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Limited Reissue

    Antonio Carusone
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Remember those fellas who found an original copy of the NYC Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual in the basement of Pentagram? Well, they’re partnering with the MTA to release a limited run of manual through Kickstarter. It won’t be exactly like the original manual. The original is ring bound in binder, but the reissue will feature a cloth hardcover and unaltered high-resolution scans of each page of the manual, all Smyth sewn together. It will measure 13.5” W × 13.5″ H (343 x 343 mm).There will be an introduction by Michael Bierut, and an essay by New York magazine writer…
  • Cartlidge Levene

    Antonio Carusone
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    A lot of great work from London based design studio, Cartlidge Levene.
  • Hort: City By Landscape

    Antonio Carusone
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Hort designed a publication made up of six books for Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten + Stadtplaner that highlights the firms work. Each book is a variant of the B series paper format and the typography and composition are scaled proportionally to the format of each book.
  • [Sponsor] PlasticPrinters.com

    Antonio Carusone
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    If you are a creative professional who needs to make an unforgettable, lasting first impression, clear plastic business cards are a marketing tool that immediately multiplies the perceived value of your service. - Fast turnaround times (sales, design, and production completed under one roof) – Old fashioned customer service (family business since 1996) – 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you don’t like them simply send them back! Unlike tradition paper cards that end up in the trash… Our cards have a high quality, expensive feel that says volumes about your business. Visit…
 
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  • Flat #1 Modern Minimalist Interior Idea For Small Apartment Decorating From Ecole

    Author
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Designed from Ecole, this modern small apartment decorating was inspired from French country hose design. The compatible decoration and use natural material was complete this house design. Start from the white living room interior décor, we will see the wall fireplace décor from this space. The luxury look can be seen from the whole appearance of this space. The free huge space from this place was look awesome and can be use for several needs. Other smart placement and arrangements from this small apartment was the small kitchen design and space saving bathroom design. The thing that we…
  • Bottles’ Congress In Braga By Tiago Do Vale Arquitectos

    Author
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The “Bottles’ Congress” project came as an answer to the very particular challenges presented by a wine and spirits store in unique circumstances. According to Tiago do Vale, “three questions presented themselves as the development vectors for the project: how does one display over a thousand different references while still treating each bottle as a special, unique product; how does one address that uniqueness with a modular solution; and how does one design a modular solution that still answers, with no compromise, the particular characteristics of a place”. Bottles’…
  • Mignon-Luxury Bathroom Furniture Decorating Designs from Eban

    Author
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    This luxury bathroom decorating idea was designed fromEban. The entire shape and detail decoration from this furniture was inspired from the elegant look of furniture style. Using gold color application make this decoration look so amazing and high class. You can show your prestigious personality trough this decoration. We can both mix and match with our idea and inspiration to arrange this furniture look different and outstanding. The gold bathroom furniture designs were completed with the complete series of bathroom furniture. That furniture was covered in gold color; and the designer…
  • Modern Berta Chair Legs Designs by Alexander Gufler

    Author
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Designed from Alexander Gufler, this berta chair series design was design for those who love to stay relax and enjoy they day with enjoy and joy feeling. The simple design from this furniture will look eye catching if we can both mix and match with our coffee table or a wooden dining table furniture. of we wanted to place this modern seating furniture idea for our terrace or hall way space, it will be better for us to match this furniture with glass coffee table furniture so that both chair and table can be complete each other. Moreover, the glass table will be look thematic if we use wood…
  • Modern Contemporary White Block House Design in Menorca, Spain

    Author
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    Welcome with wooden fence plans idea, this house was designed by MODO Architecture and Design. The architect diligently combines both contemporary and modern idea in one amazing house design for a single family. This house was for single family who love in modern and minimalist touch. We can see further prove from the comfortable leather sofa decor idea that place in white decoration. Using glass sliding door as link space, this space was look clean and comfortable for both converse and gathering with our guest or our family. Other space was the white functional space designs that fill with…
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  • Integrate social media to your marketing strategy: 8 useful tips

    Sabina Hona
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    If you are not utilizing the available Social Medias as your marketing strategy then you are in huge loss. Only building a website is not enough. If you want to generate sales then marketing is must and Social Media is just another way to emphasize your business and let your potential clients know what your business offers. So in order to make your marketing strategy stronger by integrating social media, here we provide you 8 useful tips. Have a look! 1. Be available in all Social Medias Create your account in every Social Media so that your customers can easily get back to you on the Social…
  • 14 well-designed posters from GigPosters

    Sabina Hona
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    For music lovers, the gig posters aren’t exactly the best kept secret among their friends. It is a tradition that started in the 60′s and is still going strong. The passion for music has been constantly progressing and several gig posters are the design works that support artists and bands. The below given posters can be your inspirations for graphic designing and illustrating- like for me. Many young designers or students or illustrators seek out for some inspiration on internet for making some really cool and funky gig posters. Many of them furiously clamber over each other to get the…
  • Spectacular furniture by Kino Guerin

    Mirko
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    With Kino Guerin, wood looks like it’s easy to manipulate and fold. He creates furniture that goes as far as tying a knot in itself. So is this furniture sculpture or furniture design? Hard to tell… The post Spectacular furniture by Kino Guerin appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:58 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. Eveleth: letterpress font With the Eveleth Premium Letterpress Font Family, you’ll get yourself 16 charming vintage fonts to work with. Additional weights, shadow layers and entertaining icons, shapes and emblems are just a few of the extras that come along for the ride. $9 instead of $49 – Get it now! 12 font families from Fresh Pressed Fonts This fantastic font find includes 12 Font Families, each with a variety of styles and customized…
  • 20 amazing and funny t-shirts for geeks

    Sabina Hona
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Seeking for some amazing and funny t-shirts print? Here we have the collection of 20 t-shirts for geeks who have loved the epic cartoon characters. Try these funny and geeky T-shirts from the NeatoShop designed by artists around the world. 1. Bartman Bartman is a cool T-shirt designed by Dann Matthews. The t-shirt is 100% preshrunk ComfortSoft® cotton. 2. Jayne of Hearts Jayne of Hearts is designed by Winter Artwork Illustration which is 100% preshrunk soft and comfortable cotton jersey. 3. You’re a Zombie, Chuck! You’re a Zombie, Chuck! is a supercool t-shirt with little round…
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  • Albany Office Steps Out!

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

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

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

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

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

    Pony
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I would put up a picture of my goldfish tank that has allowed a goldfish to survive for 12 weeks not, but I don’t want to make you all jealous.  So check out these tanks that might or might not be able to allow  goldfish to survive that long. The post Amazing Fish Tanks appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Wow that is a gorgeous kitty cat. The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Apparently there are opportunities at the paper. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Some Nice Things

    Pony
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Sometimes you just need to see something nice in a world filled with so much negativity.  These should make you smile. The post Some Nice Things appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Monday Morning Memories

    Pony
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Oh yeah Halloween is coming up…who doesn’t love Halloween? The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • Shichi-Go-San「七五三」Festival: November Cuteness in Japan

    Claudia Muniz Garcia
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Now that the summer is reaching to an end, it is maybe time to find travel inspiration for November. November is my favorite month, when spent in Japan. The air is crisp, but not cold yet. The typhoons are a forgotten nightmare. The sun shines over the leaves changing color. The weather is so beautiful, that has its own name akibare 「秋晴れ」. It’s the time to enjoy seasonal foods, like kabocha (pumpkin)「南瓜」, fugu or imo (sweet potato)「芋」. Also to pick apples from the trees in Nagano「りんご狩り 長野」. Warm enough to take a dip in Okinawa. Cold enough for…
  • Moleskine Detour exhibition

    David Carlson
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Moleskine will be presenting the Detour project during this year’s London Design Festival. A selection of notebooks by some of the most well known contemporary designers working today will be displayed in different Moleskine stores across London: Covent Garden, Harrods, Old Street and Canary Wharf. Artists and designers include: BCXSY, Yves Béhar, Tord Boontje, Fernando & Humberto Campana, GamFratesi, Lyndon Neri & Rossana Hu, Karim Rashid, Oki Sato, Kiki van Eijk and Joep van Lieshout. The exhibition is curated by Raffaella Guidobono and all pieces have been donated by their…
  • Svenskt Tenn anniversary magazine

    David Carlson
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:53 am
    On October 25, 1924, Estrid Ericsson opened the interior design company Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm, Sweden. Ten years after the opening Estrid recruited Josef Frank to the company. Together they created the elegant and boldly patterned personal interior design style that continues to pervade the collection to this day. For the upcoming 90th anniversary, Svenskt Teen has released an inspirational magazine. We want to paint a picture of Svenskt Tenn of today and share a selection from our company history, some of which is perhaps less known. For example the fact that Svenskt Tenn is owned by a…
  • Wear it Loud

    David Carlson
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Wear it Loud is a jewelry exhibition which showcase art jewelry as a fashion statement. The idea is to providing fashion lovers with an alternative to the jewelry regularly featured in fashion publications. One of the artists is Swedish Johanna Törnqvist who will show a piece of jewelry called Vingklippt (Pinioned) made out of reused material from our daily waste. The raw simple material has been processed to become new precious material, pleated and stitched together with the same precision as haute couture, to make a statement about our daily consumption, Johanna says. Except for Johanna…
  • Fall frames from Warby Parker

    David Carlson
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Personality is what makes a good pair of glasses great. NYC-based optical brand Warby Parker is introducing nine new shapes in their fall collection. It contains a signature looks for both  the bold and the polished professionals;  everything from styles in crystal, acetate frames with titanium temples to angular silhouettes. At the same time Warby Parker has added two new hues to the mix: Striped Pacific and Petal Tortoise. The first is a streaked combination of rich, seaworthy blues; the second is a painterly mix of soft pinks and earthy browns. And the best of all – for every…
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  • Luxembourg House by Richard Meier & Partners

    Kaisa
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Positioned on a sloped, wooded site in a rural area of Luxembourg, a private house stands as a glass prism featuring distinct spatial zones. The L-shaped residence offers both privacy and seclusion, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Opaque cladding envelops the dwelling on the south and east sides, protecting the property from the passing street and neighbouring buildings, and anchoring the structure to the plot. An interstitial space containing a series of terraces bridges internal and external space, subsequently creating a dialogue between the primary elevation and…
  • IKEA – The Time Travel Experiment 2

    Daily Icon
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Watch how hypnotist Justin Tranz hypnotize a young couple into believing they’re in their future everyday. The experiment took place in IKEA bedrooms & bathrooms – where everyday begins and ends. #IKEAtimetravel http://bit.ly/ZpmgaL
  • A Modern Family Ranch by Lake|Flato Architects

    Kaisa
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The project includes a main house, guest retreat, pool house, and tennis pavilion that sit on 10 acres of rolling hills. While the location makes way for a typical ranch-style house, this project features a combination of modern and vintage furnishings, clean lines, and a truly stellar contemporary art collection. Considering its surroundings, the house was built with massive blocks of Texas Lueders limestone that they mixed with steel and glass walls. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the green landscape and fill the house with something natural – sunlight. Besides the “great room”,…
  • Finefood by Note Design Studio and Lerch

    Kaisa
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    For this interior they were inspired by a beautiful photo series of the misty Death Valley by Jordan Sullivan, capturing the subtle variation and soft color changes of daylight that turns the harsh landscape into a poetic, inspiring place. The Finefood restaurant and coffee shop serves well cooked everyday food and pastries for the inhabitants of Hammarby Sjöstad in the south of Stockholm. One of the challenges designing the place is the fact it being a mix of a café, lunch restaurant and bistro. It must work just as well serving breakfast at 7am in the morning as serving beer 7pm in the…
  • Basalt by Ymer&Malta for Normal Studio

    Kaisa
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Basalt, Set of 5 tables, by Ymer&Malta, for Normal Studio
 
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  • Martine Johanna

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Paintings by artist Martine Johanna, from her solo show “The Grand Illusion of Sanity” which is up right now at Walls Gallery in Amsterdam. See more paintings below! View the whole post: Martine Johanna over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Scott Pommier for Flaunt

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Beautiful photos by photographer Scott Pommier for Flaunt Magazine. Watch the short video he directed below. View the whole post: Scott Pommier for Flaunt over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Artist Pogo Brilliantly Remixes Disney Films into the Chillest Music

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    I’ve featured Nick Bertke aka Pogo many times before (see here, and here, and my favourite here), his downtempo remixes of Disney films have swept the Internet several times over. His latest “The Trouble” features samples from Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid. Watch “The Trouble” below, it will instantly put you in a good mood. View the whole post: Artist Pogo Brilliantly Remixes Disney Films into the Chillest Music over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Adam Amengual

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Adam Amengual. More below. View the whole post: Adam Amengual over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Pascaline Lefebvre

    Jeff
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    This is my favourite comic; it’s exactly my face when my dad would clean my ears when I was a kid. More drawings by Montreal-based illustrator Pascaline Lefebvre below. View the whole post: Pascaline Lefebvre over on BOOOOOOOM!.
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  • This Polish Town is 100% Powered by Renewable Energy!

    Beverley Mitchell
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy! In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The achievement is even more remarkable given that Poland as a whole derives around 90 percent of its energy from coal. Read the rest of This Polish Town is 100% Powered by Renewable Energy! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "wind power", biogas, biomass, Europe, European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014, Kisielice, photovoltaics, Poland, Polish town powered…
  • Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

    Kristine Lofgren
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    When something breaks down in space, it is not always easy to replace. There’s no home supply store around the corner and the unique nature of space work makes finding parts a challenge. But what if astronauts could just print out the broken parts that they need and get right back to work? Until now, gravity has made 3D printing difficult in space, but Made in Space has designed a 3D printer that actually works in orbit. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer…
  • Jean Nouvel Unveil Designs for a Nature-Filled National Art Museum of China

    Lucy Wang
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Read the rest of Jean Nouvel Unveil Designs for a Nature-Filled National Art Museum of China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art museum, atrium, Beijing, beijing institute of architectural design, beijing olympic park, filigree facade, Forbidden City, funnel-shaped atrium, indoor garden, jean nouvel, museum design, NAMOC, National Art Museum of China, perforated facade
  • The Luxembourg House is Richard Meier & Partners’ Most Sustainable Residence Yet

    Bridgette Meinhold
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read the rest of The Luxembourg House is Richard Meier & Partners’ Most Sustainable Residence Yet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", eco design, eco home, eco house, green architecture, Green Building, green design, green home, green house, luxembourg, luxembourg house, luxemburg, luxemburg house, luxury home, richard meier, Richard Meier & Partners, richard meier and partners, richard meier architect, Sustainable Building, sustainable design, sustainable home
  • PHOTOS: Hundreds of Thousands Converge on Manhattan in Largest Climate March in History

    Lucy Wang
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Read the rest of PHOTOS: Hundreds of Thousands Converge on Manhattan in Largest Climate March in History Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ban ki-moon, Bill McKibben, climate 2014, Climate Change, climate march, climate protest, climate week nyc, cop21, global warming protest, People's Climate March, un climate summit, united nations climate summit
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  • Movement. Art by Chow Chee Yong & Yang Jie

    Culturepush
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    (from the press release) Movement is an exhibition which showcases two local artists. Featuring the photographic series ‘Light Trails’ by renowned photographer, Chow Chee Yong, and installations by up and coming conceptual installation artist Yang Jie, entitled ‘Pendulamp’ and ‘Astrolabe’. Brought together for the first time, their works create a contemplative and whimsical environment. Chow Chee Yong’s documentation of the lives of inanimate objects in the night is both quiet and stark, capturing the movement of cranes, slowly painting the night sky. Yang Jie’s…
  • Architectural Decoration: Negotiating Symbols Across Time & Place

    Michele Adriaens
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    I don’t think it’d be an exaggeration to claim that I was bowled over when Basheer posted these images on their Facebook page. And when you come across something truly special, it deserves digging a little deeper. Multidisciplinary designer Jesvin Yeo is responsible for this  beautifully constructed ‘architectural decoration’ which just won her the Red Dot award in the category of Communication Design. Here is Jesvin on her project. “This special publication is an introductory book to the symbolic images of Hokkien architectural-style temples. This book combines…
  • Spotted! Tok Xue Yi

    Michele Adriaens
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    An undergrad at Nanyang Technological University Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Animation), Tok Xue Yi is a creative octopus with a practice that stretches all the way across Illustration, Fine Art, Photography and Animation. Xue Yi is also the singer of The Huckleberry Friends. “I am interested in the exploration of varied styles and forms of visual representation. I believe that a good image is not only aesthetically pleasing, it is also conceptually strong and functional.”
  • Spotted! Zhang Fuming

    Michele Adriaens
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Today we would like you to get all excited about the delightful woodcut creations from Zhang Fuming. It’s really refreshing to see someone utilising such a traditional method of printing in such a contemporary style. “I discovered my passion for Woodcut when I was a student in College as a Printmaking major. Despite the many options and resources available to me as a student, I was always drawn to wood carving for its accessibility. Materials needed for this technique basically consist of wood, carpentry tools, a wooden spoon and paper. Along the way, I began to immensely appreciate…
  • Re(Cut) by Engku Nur Hafiszah

    Michele Adriaens
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Over the last few weeks we have highlighted some of the artists from the Noise Apprenticeship Programme (TAP). To round off the series, we briefly chat to apprentice Engku Nur Hafiszah about her 2-Channel Video Re(Cut). The title of your project is Re(Cut) – can you tell us a little about that? “The idea was conceived when I was in the midst of doing an initial project idea for Noise about an old barbershop. Though I was there to do my research, I felt odd and slightly out-of-place being in a barbershop as I was the only hijab woman there, among a couple of men. I decided to explore…
 
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    The Dieline

  • Before & After: Philadelphia Cream Cheese

    Barbara Zandvliet
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Global design agency Dragon Rouge embarked on a radical re-design and re-positioning of the iconic Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand, set to launch across Europe over the next few months. The new positioning captures a diverse range of tastes, textures, sensations, colors and ingredients illustrated through a photographic style that celebrates the appeal of effortlessly tasty food that is delicious."The logo has been carefully crafted to work when overlaying the brand photography and across various print and digital channels that range from the recipe booklets to the brand’s Facebook…
  • Oast House Brewers 2-Pack

    Barbara Zandvliet
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Niagara Oast House Brewers collaborated with Insite Design to design a two-pack carrier with rustic appeal for their popular Farmhouse Ales.For inspiration, the Canadian design agency looked no further than the brewery's rural location...An old red barn in Niagara on the Lake Ontario.    "The case was custom designed and engineered to comfortably carry two 750mL bottles, while expressing a compelling extended story of the bucolic brand and it's style of beers. The result is a fun, relaxed farm pop collectible that is irresistible to thirsty urban farmers at the end of a successful…
  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Ivan Navarro
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The theme for this week's Concepts We Wish Were Real is illustration. It has become increasingly popular amongst indie brands, who embrace its hand-crafted elements, often using it in bold and artistic ways. The following projects have embraced illustration and coupled it with humor and narrative, creating concepts that are memorable as much for their story-telling as they are for their design.  The DEAD Sea Brine Concept  The DEAD Sea Brine is the kind of drink a dead pirate would drink. Set against a DEAD Sea, the label is beautifully illustrated with pirate insignia and…
  • Skyline Gift Wrap

    Ivan Navarro
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a kid I was obsessed - OBSESSED - with skylines.  In the pre internet days, I would research city skylines in encyclopedias and atlases, pouring over the buildings and studying how the collective whole made or broke cities. My favorite was San Francisco for its Transamerica building and it's pyramid shape with jetting facades flanking each side. My least favorite was Detroit.I can now relive my fascination with Skyline Gift Wrap from Suck UK, which creates unique gifts and accessories for the home.   Created by Suck UKCountry: UK…
  • Concept: Pinar Milk & Juice

    Barbara Zandvliet
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Designer Bora Yildirim created a re-usable design concept for Turkish food and dairy retailer Pinar.    Yildirim focused on creating a concept that would appeal to children and parents by incorporating re-use principles and modern aesthetics that would set Pinar's milk and juice beverages apart from its competitors. "In addition to encouraging children to drink milk to help their physical development, this project aims to improve their creative imagination with the product’s functionality as a toy.  The different forms and colors aim to re-vamp the product package…
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    Cool Material

  • Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover

    Mike Newman
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle your old socks for free. It’s a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers ...
  • The Workman’s Knife

    Jeff Drumheller
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Workman’s Knife combines simplicity with a functional design. Featuring full wood covers on each side, a 3.5in stainless steel blade and 4 brass colored rivets to hold everything tight. With a closed length of 4in, the Workman’s knife is a great option for everyday carry.
  • Exploring The California Dunes In A 1973 Land Rover Series III

    Ben Dahl
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    All guys have dreamed about at least one car at some point in their lives. When you find the perfect automobile for you, you fall in love. You know how they say you can tell when people are in love just by looking at them? Pawel Litwinski loves his 1973 Land Rover Series III. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to it in the classic car photographer’s own words with the video below.
  • Basement Storage Room Transformed Into Cabin Man Cave

    Ben Dahl
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Sometimes, a man just needs a place of his own to go hide from the outside world, enjoy a beer and be in the company of stereotypically manly shit like guns, taxidermy and a whole lot of wood. Redditor kelhans, a father of seven, transformed an unused storage room in his basement to his own personal man cave / paradise. The results are beautiful, but the entire transformation is even more fantastic because he did it all for around $100. ...
  • Help Make The LEGO 1969 Chevy Corvette A Reality

    Ben Dahl
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to talk about breaking news in the world of LEGO. Did you know that there’s a LEGO version of Kickstarter called LEGO Ideas? You share your idea on the site and try to gather the support of the community. If you hit 10,000 supporters then your idea goes in front of a LEGO review board for potential production. If they sign off, people will eventually be able to buy your model on store shelves. ...
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  • WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCTS, IN THE HOTTEST SPACES – Interior Design Show 2015

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Now in its 17th year, IDS brings together the newest & most innovative of international and Canadian design. With three full days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers & leading products, IDS is not just a fair — it’s a total design experience.   The Interior Design Show is stated to be the largest fair Canada […] The post WITH THE RIGHT PRODUCTS, IN THE HOTTEST SPACES – Interior Design Show 2015 appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Installing Sliding Shower Doors: A Step By Step Guide

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Sliding shower doors look great in any bathroom, and they’re particularly good in smaller rooms where space is of concern. Installing sliding shower doors is definitely within reach of most DIY’ers as long as you adequately prepare for the job and take your time. Always refer to the instructions for your specific sliding shower doors, […] The post Installing Sliding Shower Doors: A Step By Step Guide appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN COMPANY LAUNCHES TIMELY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    SLIDEIDENTITY Offers Italian Design at Affordable Prices Watches are historically an expression of one’s personality, now everyone can express their individual identity, and adapt to the occasion.  With so many ways to keep track of time these days, the ideal timepiece is one that adorns the wrist, reflecting vitality, style, and uniqueness.  This was the […] The post INNOVATIVE DESIGN COMPANY LAUNCHES TIMELY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • 6 Critical Logo Design Points for Good Branding

    Manny
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    As the visual symbol of your brand, your logo design embodies your identity and creates a sense of trust in the minds of your customers. If you have an established brand, or you’re starting a new business, you can evaluate the effectiveness of your logo using the following six points. 1. Does the Image Fit? […] The post 6 Critical Logo Design Points for Good Branding appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • What Makes Wicker Furniture a Good Investment

    Manny
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Written by: Wicker Paradise Wicker furniture used to be the furnishing of kings. It was fairly uncommon to find more than a few wicker pieces in the home of middle or upper class families of ancient times. Wicker was reserved for royalty, and that same level of style and quality can now be a part […] The post What Makes Wicker Furniture a Good Investment appeared first on dsgnWrld.
 
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    DesignApplause

  • events2 london design festival 2014.

    PRand
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    DesignApplause asked #LDF14 @L_D_F experts to point us to items of interest. From Libby Sellers [ gallery libby sellers ] … event> [ serpentine pavilion 2014 ] venue> serpentine galleries | kensington gardens W2 3XA | lancaster gate, knightsbridge or south kensington tubes | 10a > 6p info> designed by Smiljan Radić Chilean architect Smiljan Radić has designed the fourteenth Serpentine Pavilion. A semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that resembles a shell and rests on large quarry stones, this yearos Pavilion occupies 350 square metres of the Serpentine’s lawn and is home to and…
  • wilsonart cre8tivity tour with grace jeffers.

    PRand
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    date> 18 september 2014 | 6:30p CST >the lecture is being webcast. [ link ] password: wilsonart grace jeffers to give closing lecture entitled “Man Made Natural” at the 9-city wilsonart roadshow. the lecture, which is CEU Accredited, will explore our definitions of nature and what we consider natural. it will examine our ill-informed rejection of man-made material and illustrate how they functionally surpass natural materials. more importantly, she reveals how man-made materials are a vital part of the strategy to protect our environment. @TheGraceJeffers @Wilsonart #Cre8tivity…
  • renewables that are not new. solar energy and the electric car.

    Veronica Kovachi
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    On 6 August 1882 this printing press produced copies of Le Chaleur Solaire (Solar Heat) by Augustin Mouchot, a newspaper that he created in the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, for the festival of L’Union Francaises de la Jeuenesse. It printed 500 copies an hour, using solar thermal technology. Solar power and the electric car are not new. Designers and engineers, as early as 1870, were creating working prototypes from Cairo to Boston. Over 500 electric cars were registered in Boston in 1902. In Paris in 1870, a solar powered printing press printed over 500 newspapers an hour. What stopped this…
  • events1 at london design festival 2014.

    PRand
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    library: private members club / see below [ exhibitions | installations | open houses ] event> [ ama 2014 ] venue> v&a | cromwell road SW7 2RL | south kensington tube | 10a > 5.45p info> Michael Anastassiades in collaborates with Flos presenting lighting installation Ama, made by mouth blown opaline spheres and brass. An appreciation of the pearl diving mermaids of Japan. event> [ disobedient objects ] venue> v&a | cromwell road SW7 2RL | south kensington tube | 10a > 5.45p info> As the central hub location for the London Design Festival for the sixth year, the V&A will again…
  • studio job pussy cats. carpenters workshop gallery london design festival 2014..

    Veronica Kovachi
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    cat fight | 2014 | polished patinated bronze, hand blown glass, hand painting, led light fittings, limited edition of 8 + 3 ap | h65 / l80 x w40 (cm) h25.59 x l31.5 / W 15.75 (inches) Dutch artists, Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel of Studio Job have created a new universe made of their own cats. Product design becomes a fulcrum for sculpture in these limited edition art pieces which serve as artistic form and literal function. the ‘pussy cat’ collection of lamps are available in four positions: ‘cat fight’, ‘cat attack’, ‘cat hiss’ and ‘cat swipe’ Taking joy in creating a…
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Textile & Furniture Designer Claire-Anne O'Brien

    Collecting Design
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Claire-Anne lives and works in London producing textiles for furniture, space and product. Specialising in constructed textiles,material properties and textile technique are explored through hands on experimentation. With a sculptural approach, Claire-Anne investigates form, construction and scale through textiles. read more
  • "Wooden Textiles" by Elisa Strozyk

    Collecting Design
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    "Wooden Textiles" convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material; we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don't experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch. read more
  • Antwerp Loft by Belgium Architecture/ Studio Job

    Collecting Design
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Antwerp Beautifully and uniquely designed by Belgium Architecture/ Studio Job this giant loft (± 1100m ², with 660m² habitable) is spread over two floors with large terraces and roof garden in popular district Zurenborg. read more
  • The Maker Gene: Arduino at International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

    Collecting Design
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Arduino is a contributor of the Weekend Specials section of Monditalia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, on September 5th and 6th, curated by Rem Koolhaas. Arduino has been chosen as an outstanding example of how the open-source, collaborative approach is reshaping the world of technology and design. read more
  • Sebastian Errazuriz: Functional Sculpture / Sculptural Furniture

    Collecting Design
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    New York Cristina Grajales Gallery and Salon 94 are pleased to present Functional Sculpture / Sculptural Furniture by Chilean-born, New York-based artist designer Sebastian Errazuriz. read more
 
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • N* Must (see)

    Carole Guevin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The 110-seat Nexus studio lies in the middle of London’s creative and tech hub, giving it access to an amazing community of leading artists and innovative coders Proficient in anything (it this possible?) that animates a script and a myriad of programming skills that have a different visual or interactive requirement. _______ Featured in ’10 for their SyFy idents – I decided to follow-up with my picks of must see. Prolific only begins to describe their output. Each project was chosen for either their through the roof fantasy or disarming charm or technical prowness or…
  • Witty x ‘n’

    Carole Guevin
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Andrew Rae is an illustrator capable of rendering just about any scenario, either real or imagined. _______ His well-observed and witty approach has led to a wide range of commissions, both editorial and commercial. He is based in London.
  • Meet the Ipsums

    Carole Guevin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Meet the Ipsums is a little compendium of lorem ipsum resources with quirky variables. One for your taste for sure. _______ via: Veerle Pieters
  • Post-Snowden

    Carole Guevin
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Inspired by Orwell’s fiction. Built for the post-Snowden reality. I backed ’1984′ Stealth Fashion. _______ LOVE it – the copy is amazing – video is superb – as like someone said: the ‘idea’ could be start of a new trend. It’s time to #GoDark.
  • #Tag searches

    Carole Guevin
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    I have been carefully curating the ‘#tags’ for each featured post since onset and now? Woot! Fully stocked with 2.6k posts + tags on Netdiver Mag. Fully searchable: try the search box to find more eye candy.
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  • 10 Stellar Scandinavian Kitchens

    Izabella Simmons
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Lagom, a Swedish term meaning "just the right amount, not too much or too little," is testimony to the Scandinavian desire to keep things simple, moderate, and effortless. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite Scandinavian kitchens that embody this ideal.   Above: The eat-in kitchen of Scandinavian stylist and writer Emma Persson Lagerberg features mint green cabinets, a row of porcelain wall socket lights, and a marble countertop that seamlessly blends into a backsplash. (For ideas on re-creating this, see Steal This Look: A Mint Green Kitchen from a Scandinavian Stylist.)   Above:…
  • Table of Contents: Kitchens Around the World

    Remodelista Team
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Our kitchens, like our favorite meals, tend to be a mix of subtle influences borrowed from places near and far. This week, we're focusing on a different country or region each day (first up, Scandinavia), presenting standout kitchen designs and accessories. Above: Stucco meets steel in architect Theodore Zouboulakis's Holiday House on the Greek Island of Hydra. Photograph courtesy of Zouboulakis Architects. Monday Above: Not all of us can have the Scandi kitchen of our dreams, but well-made Nordic tools and accessories are easily attainable—and life enhancing. In today's Kitchen…
  • The Architect Is In: A Skylight Like a Moon in Tribeca

    Christine Chang Hanway
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    How to draw natural light into the center of an apartment? Long, narrow spaces with limited windows pose a perennial problem for New York’s urban dwellers. When Melissa Baker and Jon Handley, founding principals of New York's Pulltab Design and members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, were asked to transform a duplex in Tribeca for a couple with two young children, they took full advantage of the fact that it occupies the fifth and top floor of the building. In addition to providing their clients with a new roof penthouse and garden, they also designed a giant…
  • Current Obsessions: In the Studio

    Remodelista Team
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here's a look at what's on our radar this week. Above: Ceramic artist Brit McDaniel of Paper & Clay shows photographer Alice Gao around her Memphis, Tennessee, studio. Photograph by Alice Gao.  This weekend is Open House London, a chance to take a tour of some of the city's architecturally significant buildings.  We’re checking out the latest offerings from Artisan Connect, a social commerce venture that sells global goods for the home and aims to help craftspeople from Guatemala to Swaziland make a living. Above: California-born beauty expert Josie Maran takes Lonny…
  • 21 Tips: How to Save Water at Home, One Drop at a Time

    Sarah Lonsdale
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    I'm afraid that of late I've become a crushing bore on the topic of water (just ask my family). I’m on a mission to reduce consumption, at least in my own household. We recently downsized to a smaller cottage in Northern California (a temporary move, but one that I'm liking). Our close quarters have meant that I'm suddenly much more aware of everything that goes on, including idle faucet running and the showering habits of primping teens. The monthly water bill is one gauge of usage, and paying attention to everyday domestic activities is also extremely helpful. Droughts may come and…
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • Roam Ropes Headphones: Reflecting on the Design Inspiration

    Lynda Lucas
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Fluidity and motion are what we experience in real life. The best moments are split seconds in time when we careen aimlessly like tumbleweed, and suddenly realize, with stunning clarity, that you are going somewhere. Usually, for me, these moments come with a soundtrack. So my ability to quickly access music should be able to keep up with my journey. In 2013, Beats by Dre co-founder Steve Lamar approached frog with an intriguing proposition: create headphones that have universal appeal and classic cool. We wanted to design headphones from a technical standpoint that would sound great on the…
  • Mobile Design Will Enhance the Lives of Smallholder Farmers

    Brandon Edwards
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Approximately 500 million underserved smallholder farmers (small single family farms) around the world lack access to critical information, financial services, and markets needed to support their livelihood. With mobile phone penetration in the developing world exceeding 70%, the mobile channel presents a compelling market opportunity to deliver life-changing services to these marginalized farmers.  That’s why GSMA and frog are partnering for the next two years to bring Human-Centered Design (HCD) to mobile agricultural products and services around the world. We will focus on the…
  • Conversations about Reimagining Cities

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

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

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

  • The effective tips for your web design

    Ben Johnson
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Many people claim themselves as expert designers in the market to lure clients and charge huge amount for even simple designs. The training and courses related to websites have become common, increasing the number of amateurs and freelancers bombarding the market. You don’t need a non-professional for a professional and user-friendly online interface. You need  [ Read More ]
  • Custom logo design for strong business promotion

    Ben Johnson
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Is your logo a separate entity from your business? Not at all! Your logo is your brand face where all the promotional techniques, branding and advertisements are dependent on your business symbol. Your marketing collateral is incomplete without a professional, custom and creative logo. You cannot execute your promotional techniques without your business logo. So,  [ Read More ]
  • The effective tips for your web design

    Ben Johnson
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Many people claim themselves as expert designers in the market to lure clients and charge huge amount for even simple designs. The training and courses related to websites have become common, increasing the number of amateurs and freelancers bombarding the market. You don’t need a non-professional for a professional and user-friendly online interface. You need  [ Read More ]
  • Why your brand identity needs professional logo maker

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

    Ben Johnson
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Designing brand logos is a serious job because it gives your business recognition, identity and a face. You seriously don’t want to mess with your brand face because this way you easily lose your customers and don’t get any competitive edge in the market.  You can make things go out of your hands yourself by  [ Read More ]
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • Shake It Off Free Printable Poster

    Amy Locurto
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    We are just slightly obsessed with Taylor Swift’s song Shake It Off. I’m sure you can’t get it out of your head either! This is my husband and daughter’s song. They have a silly joke that every time it comes on, they have to dance. I have to admit that I love it too! So when I was trying to come up with a poster for my daughter’s room, this song of course came into my head! If you have Taylor Swift fans in your home, they will love these Shake It Off Free Printable 8×10 Prints. Frame them with glitter paper or use for book binder covers. I designed the free…
  • Before & After: Weekend Living Room Makeover

    Amy Locurto
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Last weekend my living room looked like this. I spent some time putting up curtains and adding a splash of fall color to transform the room. I can hardly believe how different it looks now, especially on my limited budget! I hope you enjoy my living room makeover photos and get some decorating ideas for your own home. (more…)
  • 8 Free Printable Halloween Party Ideas | Blog Hop

    Amy Locurto
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    I’m always excited for our monthly Free Printable Blog Hops and this month the theme is Halloween! I can’t believe it’s already fall and time to start planning Halloween parties and spooky fun! You’ll love these 8 fabulous free printable Halloween designs. My contribution is a candy bar wrapper that I shared yesterday. These always make great gifts and party favors!   Free Halloween Printables Enjoy these creative designs for your upcoming holiday party, home decor or DIY gifts! (more…)
  • Butterscotch Caramel Coffee with Free Party Printables

    Amy Locurto
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    We had a blast of cold weather here in Dallas and it got me craving a warm drink so I came up with this Butterscotch Caramel Coffee Recipe with some items I had in my kitchen. This spiked coffee turned out so tasty that it was hard not to have several cups! I kept my will power though and stuck to my low carb diet by only having one! A girl has to have a few sweet treats here and there to make life worth living right? I’m all about rewards and since I have lost nearly 10 pounds in a week… I deserved one. Yay! Not only is this good to make for yourself, but would make a…
  • Free Printable Halloween Candy Bar Wrappers

    Amy Locurto
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Halloween is coming soon and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about gift giving. I’m always trying to come up with simple DIY gift ideas that my kids can hand out to friends, family and teachers. One of my favorite things are these Free Printable Candy Bar Wrappers! I design these candy wrappers to fit Hershey’s sized candy bars. The back says “You’re Sweet!”. These free printable candy bar wrappers would make great gifts for teachers and to give out to classmates at school Halloween parties. I like using them for Halloween party favors too.I hope you…
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    The Office Stylist

  • Throwing a fabulous event, girls night in or a party-ROUNDUP

    The Office Stylist
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    My life and brand are all about the little details. Whether it’s throwing an event for WORK. or mixing up some yummy cocktails, the little details are what matter. Over the last few months I’ve introduced you to some delicious cocktail recipes and included some of my favorite ways to plan fun days/nights. From a girls night... View full post > Related posts: Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included} Rough Week at Work? Try a Girls Night in with Trop 50 Rasberry…
  • Jena Gambaccini’s Colorful and Fashionable Work Space

    The Office Stylist
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Describe your office space to us:  It’s a place where I pretty much use fashion as decoration. There’s shoes, bags, and clothes all around but in the most organized way I can put them together. I just wanted a place where I can be creative but also display the items I love so much. They look much... View full post > Related posts: Risa Baker’s Faux Lux Home Office Space Styled by Noir’s STYLIZED Home Office Space Desert Domicile’s Office Space
  • Creating a Cool Office Space in Three Easy Steps

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    “I want a cool office space.” I hear it all the time. But, what does ‘cool’ actually mean? Everyone seems to have a different interpretation of the word. To somebody, ‘cool’ means hip and trendy. To someone else, ‘cool’ means innovative. I think I have accepted the fact that, no matter what, ‘cool’ signifies a... View full post > Related posts: Bored of your space? Re-Style your Workspace in 3 Easy Steps Brownell Travel’s Home Away from Home Office Space Cool Pencil Case
  • How to “Tailgate” Fabulously-Tips + Tricks from The Office Stylist

    The Office Stylist
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s no secret that I like to make every part of my life fabulous or chic in some way. It’s how I started my brand, I wanted my work life, day and space to look more fabulous. I noticed that everything that I do from styling an office, throwing a girls night in to Taco Tuesdays... View full post > Related posts: Summer Office Party-Easy, quick and delicious snacks {RECIPE INCLUDED} Taco Tuesdays at the Office {Recipe Included} 5 Tips & Tricks for Updating Your Office Walls!
  • Women Entrepreneur’s Club + Pinnacle Apple Pop {Recipe Included}

    The Office Stylist
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last night we had a fabulous event at WORK. and I can’t wait to share a yummy recipe with you! We’ve had a few great events since launching the new space and one of my faves was last nights Women Entrepreneur’s Club. What better way to network, meet awesome entrepreneurial women than with something as... View full post > Related posts: Cucumber Classics + the Perfect After-Hours Book-Club! (Recipe Included) Need a break from work? Try a GIRLS NIGHT IN with Blueberry Besties {RECIPE INCLUDED} CELEBRATE a work triumph with a Lemon Blueberry Drop {RECIPE INCLUDED}
 
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    Dexigner

  • Office 05 by i29

    Dexigner
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    i29 has collaborated with VMX Architects to design social workplace for media agency MediaXplain.
  • Iconic Sydney Building Given New Life in Bespoke Tailored Lighting

    Dexigner
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    PointOfView has designed a sensational new bespoke tailored lighting solution to refresh the lobby areas of one of Sydney's most iconic buildings, Chifley Tower, originally designed by renowned New York based architects KPF.
  • Edison Residence by Kanva

    Senay Gokcen
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    A small vacant lot located at the epicenter of Montreal student life, just north of the McGill University's Milton gates, was the basis of the latest design by Kanva.
  • Budapest Design Week 2014

    Dexigner
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    This autumn Budapest Design Week will be organized for the 11th time to bring the best of Hungarian design to the capital.
  • Seven27 Apartments by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

    Dexigner
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Seven27 is a rental apartment building recently completed in Madison, Wisconsin by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.
 
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    The Design Files

  • SHELF/LIFE

    Lucy
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Products from Sydney based online store SHELF/LIFE. Photo – Luisa Brimble. Styling – Jess Ibbett & Jasmin Wong. Products from Sydney based online store SHELF/LIFE. Photo - Luisa Brimble. Styling – Jess Ibbett & Jasmin Wong. Products from Sydney based online store SHELF/LIFE. Photo - Luisa Brimble. Styling – Jess Ibbett & Jasmin Wong. Sydney based husband and wife team Jessica and Brendan Ibbett are the pair behind SHELF/LIFE, a much loved homewares, accessories and gift shop which first opened its doors in Surry Hills 2009, and has since morphed into…
  • Interview · Natalie Miller

    Lucy
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Today we are THRILLED to welcome a new writer into the fold – please say hello to Amber Creswell Bell, our new Sydney contributor!  Amber is a freelance writer who has previously worked in writing and communications for designers including Jamie Durie and Arent & Pyke.  She now works with a host of Sydney based creatives, helping them to put their work into words. She is also a contributor to The Planthunter and Alphabet Family Journal. Amber will join us once or twice a month with stories about NSW based creatives – please make her feel very welcome! – Lucy x…
  • Sydney Garden · Lindsey Baudinet

    Lucy
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Georgina Reid of The Planthunter is back with us again today, this time sharing a beautiful yet distinctly no-nonsense garden in Sydney’s Birchgrove.  Designed and planted by owner Lindsey Baudinet, this garden on the shores of Sydney harbour overflows with a collection of robust plants, from succulents to bromeliads, begonias and orchids. And the view isn’t bad either! – Lucy The Birchgrove, Sydney home and garden of Lindsey Baudinet.  House entry is framed by a Madagascar jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda) growing along the verandah. How great are the tessellated…
  • Sydney Home · Vicki Wood

    Lucy
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The incredible Redfern, Sydney apartment of Vicki Wood.  Custom built dark timber bookshelves display Vicki’s eclectic collection of books, vintage finds and lush indoor plants.  The leather chesterfield couch completes the look!  Photo - Eve Wilson,  production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files. Vicki’s beautiful kitchen!  ‘The kitchen is my most favourite room’ Vicki says. ‘The cockerel print was a French classroom aide. The lights over the dining table are old stage lights. The chains that they hang from was from an old boat.  The white tiles on…
  • Tasty Tuesday · Brothl’s Breakfast Broth

    Lucy
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Joost Bakker of Brothl and his head Chef Ryan Bussey are with us again today, sharing one of their most popular dishes, Brothl’s Breakfast Broth!  This warming, nutrient dense dish of freshly rolled oats, buttermilk and soaked fruit and honey syrup takes old fashioned porridge to new heights! – Lucy Brothl’s Breakfast Broth served with rhubarb, apple, pear and orange. Photo – Sean Fennessy. Styling – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files. Oats are the original superfood.  When rolling them fresh, oats contain over 25 vitamins, minerals, fibre and most…
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    Logo Design Love

  • Beko gets an update

    David Airey
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Founded in Turkey 1954, Beko specialises in electrical consumer goods. Worldwide, Beko-branded goods are sold every two seconds. Sagi Haviv of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv has just finished redesigning the company’s wordmark. He kindly answered a few questions about the four-month project. What did you feel was lacking with the old Beko design? We were unhappy with the typography and the lack of balance in the existing wordmark. When you set the word in caps, you inevitably get an unbalanced composition with the very closed B and E on the left and the widely open O on the…
  • Melbourn Squash Club

    David Airey
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Here’s a lovely bit of work by Distil Studio for Melbourn Squash Club. Distil’s creative director, Neil Hedger, shared some details. “The original ‘yes’ moment!” “More sketches — how abstract could we go?” “This sequence formed part of our first presentation, to help the club understand our thinking.” “Something that we strongly believe in is being original and visually different, for the right reasons. Here’s the page from our first presentation to help convince the club to avoid crossed rackets and silhouettes.”…
  • La Chamarilera

    David Airey
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    I like this symbol idea, designed by Logroño-based Entre Líneas in 2011 for La Chamarilera, a café and library in one. View more work in the Entre Líneas portfolio.
  • To the contributors

    David Airey
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Five years after the first edition of Logo Design Love was published, the second edition is now available. A huge thank you to the following people and studios. 160over90 (@160over90) 300million Adrian Hanft Andrew Sabatier (@andrewsabatier) Antonio Carusone (@AisleOne) Believe in (@believeindesign) Blair Enns (@blairenns) Bravo Company (@bravo_company) Brian Alexander Gray Bunch (@BunchDesign) David Hyde Gerard Huerta (@gerardhuerta) Glad Creative (@GladCreative) High Tide (@HighTideNY) ico (@icodesign) id29 (@id29) Ivan Chermayeff Jerry Kuyper johnson banks (@johnsonbanks) Jon Large Kevin…
  • Logos on vintage badges

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

  • Stackable Candles by Andrej Urem

    swissmiss
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    My friend Jen gifted me this stunning Brooklyn made candle yesterday. It’s the design of Andrej Urem, who hand pours them here in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn. He has several designs that interlock, which means you can stack them. Not sure that’s practical but it sure is fun. Check out the entire collection and don’t let yourself deter you from the low-quality photography on his site. The candles are stunning!
  • ♥ / Elmastudio WordPress Themes

    swissmiss
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    A big thank you to Elmastudio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed. Beautifully designed WordPress themes for creatives. Elmastudio is a small WordPress theme shop run by Ellen and Manuel, two designers, typography lovers and WordPress fans, who create minimal theme designs you will just fall in love with. Have a look at their entire theme collection or find inspiration for your own website at Elmastudios theme showcase. (Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)
  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:49 am
    In this CreativeMornings talk Dallas Clayton shares what he calls ‘kid lessons,’ bite-size lessons that make your life and the lives of the people around you better. - Rainbow tape dispenser. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face I don’t know what will. - I *loved* this conversation at 99u between Jason Fried and Scott Heiferman. - 10 Foreign Words We Need in English - Thinking of switching mobile carriers? Check Sensorly for “unbiased” coverage maps of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and even smaller companies like Metro PCS and US Cellular. (via Kottke)…
  • 20 under 20

    swissmiss
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Love what Flickr is doing with 20 under 20: They combed Flickr for young artists and worked with a panel of judges to nominate and award 20 as the 20 most talented young photographers on Flickr.
  • Solution

    swissmiss
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    “Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” —Tina Fey 15 Career Tips from Smart Women.
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • New Artworks by CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are planning CJ Hendry's first solo show in December, but want to give you a preview of some of the work we will be showcasing. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 105 x 155 Pool balls - 1 through to 15 - 60cm x 60cm - signed and framed The 8 has already been sold - to pre-purchase the others, please get in touch. Wishbone We arranged for CJ Hendry to meet Kanye West on the last leg of his Australian tour. She presented him with his very own hand-drawn US$100 bank note Cj Hendry is exclusively represented by thecoolhunter.  
  • Boxy Fine Foods, Ghent - Belgium

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Belgian twin brothers, Kristof and Stefan Boxy have dipped their culinary hands in several Michelin-star restaurants and catering businesses, and they’ve authored a cook book as well: Just Cooking. We loved their food store/catering space, Boxy Fine Foods, in Ghent, but unfortunately it closed earlier this year. While we do not know the reason why it closed, we bet it wasn’t because of the interior design. With the help of Frederich Hooft of Ghent, the Boxy brothers created an elegant, white, open space to display and sell gourmet foods. The elaborate moldings on the ceilings, the…
  • A Collection of The Very Best Among Small Coffee Shop Design

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good coffee was not on an average consumer’s radar in 1971, when the story of the brand now known as Starbucks began. This was the case especially in North America where coffee culture was nonexistent.   That all started to change when Howard Schultz bought Starbucks in 1987 and started its expansion outside Seattle with the first outside the U.S. store opening that same year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Today, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world with about 23,500 stores in 65 countries. With the changes in lifestyles around the world,…
  • Joseph Cheaney Flagship Store - London

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Those of us who are tired of throwawayism and of pointlessly amassing closetfuls of disposable footwear, are starting to pay serious attention to the kind of shoe quality that only true expertise and attention to detail can produce. Voting with our wallets, we’d rather shop once a year and obtain something that is beautiful, durable and worth the high price, than keep throwing our money – and shoes – away season after season. Traditional men’s shoe makers Joseph Cheaney and others like them are thriving today because they give us what we want. If you have been making…
  • Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In our working lives, we are in many ways still stuck in the age of the Industrial Revolution. When the masses worked in factories, the office support personnel worked the same hours, or at least “regular working hours” and commuted daily to central offices. Perhaps there was a sense that all workers needed to be under the watchful eye of the Master and therefore they needed to gather in one place to be supervised, like kids in school? Are we not past that phase? We are challenging every single person to take responsibility for his or her own working environment. Let’s stop…
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    Lovely Package

  • Mastro

    Lovely Package
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Designed by The 6th Creative Studio | Country: Italy “We created a series of labels for Mastro (Azienda agricola). The labels illustrate with info graphics all the descriptions that are commonly contained on the back of the packaging. All the ingredients are 100% italian and organic. All the products are homemade: olive oil, tomato sauce, and blonde orange marmalade.”
  • Bib & Tucker

    Lovely Package
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Designed by Studio 32 North | Country: United States | Pair with: Filson Lined Goatskin Gloves “The bourbon: During America’s rough and tumble early days, the term “bib & tucker” was used to describe your finest attire, the kind you’d wear to a wedding or special dance. Along those same lines of thinking, we’re putting forth our finest. Produced by 35 Maple Street Spirits, Bib & Tucker is a delightfully smooth bourbon sporting notes of chestnut, and it’s crafted with a sense of dedication that can only come when you know you’re making something truly special.
  • A’ Packaging Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

    Lovely Package
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    The A’ Packaging Design Awards & 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, Transportation, Yacht Design and others. View a list of all design award categories and requirements. Winners in the A’ Packaging Design Awards &…
  • Wishbone Coffee

    Lovely Package
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Designed by Also Known As | Country: Canada “The client and project overview: Earlier this year we gave ourselves a challenge: to re-imagine the traditional approach to packaging coffee and create something that we could share with our clients and friends – and so, Wishbone Brew was born. Conceptualized and created by the team at AKA and assembled together by hand, it’s been a long time in the making — but worth the wait in order to share & enjoy it with some of our favourite people. The design and creative solution: Our main objective was to re-think traditional…
  • Sexy Food

    Lovely Package
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Designed by Atelier Design | Country: Belgium “Sexyfood doesn’t just sell insects, it sells unique experiences. The concept itself is very simple: why don’t you surprise your friends with something different, like an insect-tasting session? Sexyfood provides all the ingredients for an unforgettable evening. The appearance of the products – the logo, style and packaging – all help to create a special experience. The luxurious packaging has a definite air of mystery. There are 28 different product packs altogether, each pack identified with a number and each sauce with a…
 
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Dezeen MINI Frontiers: The Future of Mobility

    Duncan Macleod
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Online design magazine Dezeen and MINI worked together this last week to run “Frontiers: The Future of Mobility’, an exhibition at designjunction, London. Six designers drew inspiration from the new MINI Hatch to explore ways design, technology and science are coming together to shape the future of travel. Pernilla Ohrstedt, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Dominic Wilcox, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Lucy McRae and Keiichi Matsuda come from a variety of disciplines, including performance arts, biology, architecture and film making. Cars of the future to behave like living organisms Daisy…
  • Penguin Books Captured in Audio

    Duncan Macleod
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Penguin Audio Books advertising campaign “Captured in Audio” continues to win awards, the latest including Gold for Print Technique for Moby Dick at the Clio Awards. Designed at Y&R Beijing the campaign features the brand’s iconic penguin holding a microphone in crafted classic illustrations and artistic drawings. Books covered in the series are Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Cervante’s Don Quixote, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Antony Befvor’s D-Day The Battle for Normandy,…
  • Happiness on Glue

    Duncan Macleod
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Happiness on Glue is a growing set of wall stickers produced by Dia Ghyczy and Judit Kun, two young veterans of the ad world based in Budapest, Hungary. Dia and Judit like to think about the needs their products would answer, then put it in a fun context. For example, you might look for a doctor’s office wall sticker for your kid’s room, so they can play in front of it. But what you get is also a promise that your child might become a successful doctor who’s able to support your gambling problem when you retire. With other stickers they would like to help parents get their…
  • WWF Earth Hour Candles

    Duncan Macleod
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    WWF Philippines and Leo Burnett Manila have won recognition for their Earth Hour 2013 print and poster advertising campaign. The simple act of switching off and lighting a candle on Earth Hour has a clear impact on the environment. These posters had actual beeswax candles painstakingly melted onto them to simulate an iceberg, a tree and coral as life sanctuaries. The Iceberg ad (Polar Bear) has won Gold for Print at the 2014 Clio Awards. Credits The WWF Earth Hour Candles campaign was developed at Leo Burnett Manila, Makati, by chief creative officer/copywriter Raoul Panes, creative…
  • Paris Zoo Wildlife Back in Town

    Duncan Macleod
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Paris), at Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) ran a print advertising campaign featuring baboons, lions, vultures and a panther along with Paris statues. “Wildlife is back in Town”, the text, tells us that the zoo will be re-opening in April. The Paris Zoo reopened for the public on April 12, 2014 after being closed for four-years for renovation. The campaign has won Gold for Print at the Clio Awards. Credits The Paris Zoo Wildlife Back in Town campaign was developed at Publicis Conseil, Paris, by chief…
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    Bit Rebels

  • Is Heavy Technology Use Turning Us Into Zombies?

    Richard Darell
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Digital technology is changing our lives. Literally. With every new Fitbit update or Apple announcement, it seems like technology is making things faster and convenient. Is this making us slaves to technology, as we walk around like The Walking Dead checking our iPhone for new Instagram posts? Observations recorded by Compare the Market seem to suggest so. From that one colleague that seems to email you in the (pardon the pun) dead of the night, to the friend who is intent of reviewing every restaurant [...]The post Is Heavy Technology Use Turning Us Into Zombies? appeared first on Bit…
  • Guy Builds Iconic AT ST Star Wars Cat House

    Richard Darell
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    At times, the Internet seems to be run by cat videos and memes, but even though that might be true, at least each category has layers to it. One of the largest communities on the Internet is actually the Star Wars community. We have covered a lot of Star Wars builds, products and ideas here on Bit Rebels through the year, and they just keep coming. We’re literally bombarded with them each and every month. The creativity and imagination is unfathomably unlimited. I am surprised [...]The post Guy Builds Iconic AT ST Star Wars Cat House appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • The 5 Deadly Sins Of Ego Baiting For Link Building

    Richard Darell
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the most effective link building strategies is ego baiting or creating content to specifically appeal to someone’s ego in an attempt to get that person to link to your content, tweet about you or mention you on social media or in their own content. Ego baiting is an effective way to get the attention of bold-faced names in your industry and attract some of their audience while simultaneously gaining credibility, but it can also backfire if you do not do it correctly. At [...]The post The 5 Deadly Sins Of Ego Baiting For Link Building appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • This Guy 3D Printed His Own Skateboard And It Is Awesome!

    Richard Darell
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The 3D printing community just keeps growing stronger and with it the different things you can print. Each day we see headlines all around the world telling us about something new that has been 3D printed. The advancements in this industry are staggering and with each breakthrough something new is thought up. There simply seems to be no limits to what can and can not be 3D printed. We’re still waiting for the day to arrive when we all get to shop online and just [...]The post This Guy 3D Printed His Own Skateboard And It Is Awesome! appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • World’s First Fully 3D Printed Car Only Took 44 Hours To Complete

    Richard Darell
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    So it finally happened! The world’s first fully 3D printed car has been completed and that in what could only be considered record time. We’ll get into that later, but the fact that we’re starting to see implementation of the 3D printer in areas so far unexplored is insanely exciting. The company behind this incredibly important feat is Local Motors, a company who’s taken on 3D printing in a scale hard to believe. Their commitment to 3D printing is not only important it’s become a [...]The post World’s First Fully 3D Printed Car Only Took 44 Hours To…
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    Dornob

  • Brooklyn Loft Conversion Uses Built-Ins to Maximize Space

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tearing out a wasteful four-foot drop ceiling and a series of partitions in a Brooklyn loft reveals a bright, open space still filled with reminders of the space's former use as a die casting factory built in 1913. Architecture firm SABO eliminated all of the boundaries put up during the 1980s residential conversion and added a series of built-ins that put the full potential of the space to work. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bathtub Shelves: Bizarre Built-In Bathroom Storage Space Micro Apartment Uses Tiers to Maximize Tiny Living Space…
  • Feline-Focused Design: Architects Create High-End Cat Shelters

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    A minimalist concrete cat house, sculptural play structure and multi-tiered condo are among the imaginative high-end designs dreamed up by 14 different architecture firms for the enjoyment of our feline friends. Many of the designs could double as human furniture, acting as a side table or bench while giving cats a comfortable and stylish place to sleep or play. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Purr-fect Playground: Human Sofa Doubles as Feline Toy Walk-Through of Modern House With a Feline Tour Guide Pillow Fort Architects: 10 Sofa, Sheet &…
  • Student Unit: Compact Wood-Lined Hut is Cheap and Comfortable

    Stephanie
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Everything a college student could ask for in a living space, from a private kitchen to a relaxing hammock chair, fits comfortably inside a mere 10-square-meter space. It's easy to imagine multiple 'Studentboende' huts lined up beside each other on a college campus as an alternative to the typical cramped, uncomfortable housing, and students probably wouldn't find much to complain about in the cozy, private digs. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Prefabricated Box Home: Cheap & Comfortable but Classy Modest Student Micro-Cottage is a Mere 12…
  • Fun Hamster Wheel Desk Makes the Rat Race More Literal

    Delana
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Standing desks are officially a Big Thing in office furniture now. All kinds of companies are adopting them in a bid to help their workers live longer, healthier lives and be more productive at work. But for a few cheeky San Francisco chaps, a standing desk is boring and a treadmill desk lacks creativity. So naturally, they made a giant hamster wheel you can work in. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Extend Your Life + Your Workspace:…
  • Tokyo Home With Slatted Facade is Perfectly Private

    Delana
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Is it possible to have a private sanctuary in a home that happens to sit in the middle of a very crowded city? Japanese studio Yuji Kimura Design created such a space for a client in Tokyo by concealing the home's private terrace behind a large slatted wood and translucent panel wall. House K is a modern/industrial style home in a busy neighborhood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Private Paradise: Craftily Hidden Japanese Home & Garden Art of Living: Mixed-Used Private Home + Public Museum = Sophisticated Paris Home Boasts Suspended Rooftop…
 
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  • A Good Look at the Louis Vuitton Celebrating Monogram Collection by 6 Iconoclasts. (35 Photos)

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    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here We all know the famous LV monogram. It’s been used on their exceptional leather goods since 1965 and is now recognized as a global symbol of... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Introducing Vixen Vodka – Can This Be The Chick Vodka To Make It ?

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    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here I previously posted about three Vodka brands that specifically targeted women. Two of the brands are gone entirely: Diva brand Vodka and Igor... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • A Bull Terrier & Illustrator Make Beautiful Art Together.

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    20 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here If you didn’t think Bull Terriers were cute before, these pics of Rafael Mantesso’s pup will likely change your mind. The Brazilian illustrator and... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • The Perrier Street Art Limited Edition Collection of Bottles and Cans.

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    19 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water today announces the official release of its all-new Street Art limited edition collection. These vibrant... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Utopia Candles from School of Life are Full of Thought and Scent.

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    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Utopia Candles from The School of Life are beautiful candles in matte black ceramic candle pots inspired by Le Corbusier’s architecture, Henry... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
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  • Ten Reasons Our Inbound Marketing Agency Can’t Wait for #INBOUND14

    Chuck McMahon
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Hubspot Agency Partner Vital to Join Other Top Inbound Marketers at Hubspot’s Annual Inbound Conference. Vital is SUPER EXCITED to be joining other top inbound marketers in Boston for Hubspot’s Inbound 2014, an annual event put on by Hubspot that features the latest in marketing industry trends and strategies. The annual inbound conference, which kicks […] The post Ten Reasons Our Inbound Marketing Agency Can’t Wait for #INBOUND14 appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Digital Employer Brand Webinar Features Founder of Top Digital Agency Vital Design

    Chuck McMahon
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Digital Agency Founder Zac Gregg Addresses Company Culture and Branding. Zac Gregg, founder of award winning digital agency Vital Design, joined leaders from throughout the start-up and digital marketing world for a one-of-a-kind webinar hosted by David Brudenell at Universum, a global leader in employer branding. The one-hour webinar focused on the ever-important idea of “How […] The post Digital Employer Brand Webinar Features Founder of Top Digital Agency Vital Design appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Digital Marketing Agency Vital Design Named to Top 10 Companies to Watch List

    Chuck McMahon
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Award Winning Digital Marketing Agency Recognized for Rapid Growth. Business NH Magazine in its September issue named Vital Design as one of the 2014 Top 10 Companies to Watch—a designation we here at the digital marketing agency couldn’t agree with more. The magazine, which is available at newsstands now, recognized Vital’s rapid growth as a […] The post Digital Marketing Agency Vital Design Named to Top 10 Companies to Watch List appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Parking in Downtown Portsmouth, NH

    Halie Olszowy
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Unauthorized List of Parking in Downtown Portsmouth, NH. If you’ve ever been to Portsmouth, NH, you probably know the nightmare that parking can be. Whether here for a quick client lunch, a fun evening out, or full weekend of exploring, it can be difficult to find both on-street and off-street parking that is both […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Parking in Downtown Portsmouth, NH appeared first on Vital Design.
  • How to Choose a Top Inbound Marketing Agency

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

  • Le Nichoir by Matali Crasset

    Jessica
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Le Nichoir (The Bird nest) could be called an experimental project realized through an experimental method. Industrial designer Matali Crasset has created feral-type shelters in collaboration with inhabitants and volunteers of Le Vent des Forêts in Fresnes-au-Mont , France. Le Vent des Forêts is a small colonies like cluster of six small villages located in […]
  • A Lounge Chair Inspired by a Wheelbarrow

    Jessica
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Taking inspiration from the outdoors in the form of a wheelbarrow, ONEMANDUO designed a lounge chair named Rapide for Estonian company Borg. Combining a contemporary, curvy form with the functionality of being able to move it, the chair makes for a practical seating option. The oversized, wooden wheels not only transport the chair from place […]
  • Star Wars House in Korea

    Jessica
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Designed by the team at Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon, this Star Wars inspired dwelling is the beginning of a trend in Korea. This trend sees residents moving away from small apartments in the city, and into larger, detached homes in less densely populated areas. One quick glance at the home’s spaceship like facade, and […]
  • Wooden Arvak Bicycle

    Jessica
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This wonderful wooden Arvak Bicycle made from ash wood with unprecedented rigidity and lightness. It was created by designer Paul Guerin and wood craftsman Till Breitfuss. It’s a true work of art, the minimalist, simple and clean-lined ride, is the result of the designers quest for the “perfect bicycle”. Arvak’s lightweight frame is completely hollow, […]
  • Rafael Mantesso’s Hilarious Sketches of Bull Terrier

    Jessica
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Rafael Mantesso, Brazilian artist and advertising professional, had a dream – he always wanted a bull terrier. And right after marriage he fulfilled his dream – bought a pup of bull terrier and named it Jimmy Choo (after the famous shoe brand). But the marriage didn’t work out and Mantesso and Jimmy Choo were left […]
 
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  • Brand New MDF Classic Font Wood Letters & Numbers 9.5″-Number 8

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    22 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Brand New MDF Classic Font Wood Letters & Numbers 9.5"-Number 8 MDF9-L434427362005069Brand New Item / Unopened ProductMPI MDF-Classic Wood Fonts and Symbols. These letters and numbers are a great decoration to add to a childs bedroom! These come in a variety of different symbols each sold separately. This package contains one wooden piece that measures at 9-1/2 inches tall and are a 1/4 of an inch thick. Made in USA. List Price: $ 2.79 Price: $ 0.64 Rhinestone Diamante Crystal Iron On T Shirt Design Transfer - Disney Font Alphabet PRODUCT CODE.: MD8181Size approx.: 7.3 x 5.9 inchesCOLOUR.:…
  • Ressence Type 3 Liquid Filled Watch Baselworld Hands-On Video

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    20 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Specs / Price / Pics at http://www.keepthetime.com/blog/baselworld-2013/ressence-type-3-watch-hands-on-baselworld-pics-video/ This video shows how to set the… Video Rating: 4 / 5 1928 Bugatti Type 37A. The house of Bugatti is known for producing some of the fastest, most exclusive cars of all time. Iconoclastic founder Ettore Bugatti … Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • Handcrafted Burlap Monogram Pillow Covers Embroidered with Three Letters in Cursive Font – Custom Monogrammed Gifts – Initial Cushion Cover- Baby – Wedding Pillow – Boho Chic Natural Burlap Cushion Cover (20 x 20) Reviews

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    20 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Handcrafted Burlap Monogram Pillow Covers Embroidered with Three Letters in Cursive Font - Custom Monogrammed Gifts - Initial Cushion Cover- Baby - Wedding Pillow - Boho Chic Natural Burlap Cushion Cover (20 x 20) Burlap monogram pillows custom made with three letters in elegant cursive fontSame burlap (jute or hessian) on both sidesBacked by cotton lining for good drapeEnvelop closure for easy removalInsert not included. You can choose three letters (from English alphabet) for your monogram. Please use the contact us form or send an email to amorebeaute2012@gmail.com to communicate your…
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    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Kiara Designer Suites Condominium For Sale ! Please Call 016-293 1136 Property Type:Condominium Tenure:Freehold Title Type:Strata Built-Up:1128 sq. ft. Aski… Get this font here now: http://www.therhinestoneworld.com/shop-online#!/~/category/id=5132241&offset=0&sort=normal Get your HTV from TRW here right now: http… Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • My Name Peel & Stick Accent Teal Pink Typeface 2

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    18 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    My Name Peel & Stick Accent Teal Pink Typeface 2 Peel & Stick Accent My Name Peel & Stick Accent Teal Pink Typeface 2 Height: 18 Repeat: 24 Length: Add your child's first initial and name - up to 18 characters. Price: $ 57.20
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Who likes whom in the Middle East? Key players & relationships

    david
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    An interactive visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East created by David McCandless & Univers Lab. Part of the Knowledge is Beautiful project. Powered by our dataviz software VizSweet. » Explore the visualisation » See the data: bit.ly/KIB_MiddleEast about this image This is an interactive remake of a prototype image from my first book, Information is Beautiful (2009). And part of a series of graphics exploring different facets of Islam. This kind of visualisation is called a “forced network” where the entities are bound in a…
  • ARRRRGHHWOOOOO!

    david
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    That’s the sound of an author seeing their book for the first time… Just received the first physical copy of mine, Knowledge is Beautiful. Watch me ‘unbox’ it live. Will I laugh? Or cry? Direct link to the video pre-order If you like, feel free to order from these outlets » UK edition – out Sep 25th (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off!) » US edition – Oct 14th (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) » Edition francais – Nov 6th (Amazon FR)
  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

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

    david
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. See the insides as I ‘unbox’ it live Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones – £7 off) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

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

    alexbu
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Getting responsive websites is becoming the trend of the season. If your website is not accessible on mobile devices your business may get flop. The present scenario says that a person can live without anything but not without his smart phone. With the advent of smart phones in the world every single thing starting from buying a pencil to buying a car; you can do it using your smart phone sitting in any corner of the world. Isn’t it great? Approximately 90% of today’s generation buy things online, if not buy then at least browse things online. It would be great if they are visiting your…
  • 4 Web Design Elements That Help You Sell the Products on Your Online Store

    alexbu
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    All eCommerce store owners know sales are the key to business growth. The best way to increase sales for your store is to have the right marketing strategies. There are basically two key elements of online marketing. The first is to drive traffic to your website and the second is converting this traffic into customers. You can have thousands of visitors coming to your online store, but in the absence of conversions, these visitors bring no benefit to your business. It is the design and layout of eCommerce sites that determines whether customers are lured-in or driven away. The success of your…
  • Top-notch Mageto Themes to Boggle Your Mind

    alexbu
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you own a Magento store and want to establish a strong online presence then chances are pretty good that you must be looking for some catching themes or templates that can revamp the overall look and feel of your online store besides your other marketing efforts. Having a right theme is crucial for a website because it helps in bridging the gap between you and your customers and give them confidence when deciding whether deal or not to deal with you. Now, having a right theme is easier than you think. Luckily, Magento offers a rich collection of themes both paid and free that will make…
  • 3 Free Design Software Alternatives for Beginners

    alexbu
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The price of software alone is enough to deter you from pursuing a career in the digital media field, with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop running as high as 700$ each. But fear not, there are powerful alternatives to get you up and running, and they’re all free. GIMP Let’s face it; Photoshop isn’t the easiest or the cheapest way to get into graphic design. There are several alternatives to Photoshop that are free like Pixlr, Paint.NET, and more. But the software that really stands out to me is GIMP. This software is completely free to use and is updated constantly. It also provides…
  • Myths that Represent Everything that’s Wrong With Web-Designing Perceptions

    alexbu
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sometimes, you end up making a lot of false web-designing assumptions that are meant to be repented and repaired at some point in near future. And then there are myths (or should I say misconceptions?) that are galore in the web designing realm. A technology genre that keeps welcoming new blood every fortnight also happens to be filled with ideations that range from innovative to meritless to downright ridiculous. If you have got your basic concepts in Internet design right, you have a perfect instrument for setting higher goals and getting to them with an envious ease. If, however, you have…
 
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  • Knoll Annual Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping Sept 19-30

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    Knoll has long been the gold standard for authentic, groundbreaking modern furniture, spanning classic designs from Mid Century giants, to innovative offerings from leading contemporary stars. Our Knoll Annual Sale features icons from Florence Knoll, Mies van der Rohe, and Harry Bertoia, along with recent works by Ross Lovegrove and Barber Osgerby, all available at a rare 15% discount. The sale lasts through September 30th, and includes complimentary white glove delivery. View our entire Knoll collection here >
  • Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Maison Louis Carré is one of the 20th Century’s great Modernist private residences, and one of the few outside Finland to be designed by Alvar Aalto, its low-slung elegance impeccably captured here by photographer Bruno Suet. Located outside Paris in the enclave of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, the house was commissioned in 1956 by the French art dealer Louis Carré , and completed by Aalto 3 years later. Designed as both a private residence and public art gallery, Aalto gave the commisson the kind of holistic care emblematic of his design philosophy, beginning with the house’s…
  • 2Modern Fanimation Sale Highlights National Ceiling Fan Day

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You’d be forgiven for not knowing that today is National Ceiling Fan Day. An green initiative spearheaded in 2013 by the American Lighting Association, fan manufacturers, and leading energy conservation groups, the aim of National Ceiling Fan Day is to draw attention to the intrinsic energy efficiency of fans over air conditioning units. Ceiling fans, on average, use a fraction of the energy hogged by air conditioners, and with autumn in the air (for most of us), National Ceiling Fan Day is as good a reminder as any to shelve those air conditioners for the rest of the year, in favor…
  • Basalt Oak Tables by Normal Studio

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Proving that nothing may be more beautiful or dramatic than basic black, French design agency Normal Studio has created a suite of 5 tables, hand crafted from a single trunk of an oak tree. A collaboration with the design gallery Ymer & Malta, Normal Studio’s Basalt tables were fashioned from heartwood, the hardest, oldest wood at the core of a trunk, typically darker in color than its surrounding, younger wood. Aiming to echo the fossil-like characteristics of non-living heartwood, the designers have assembled each table from chunks of heartwood pieces, and then manually…
  • Screen Gems: Paul Farrell’s Crystal Prints

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    British graphic designer Paul Farrell has parlayed his fondness for printmaking and his love of nature into a range of greeting cards and home products which feature clean, stylized illustrations informed by the natural world. We especially like his limited edition screen prints—like these gem-inspired images—which showcase his skill at composing handsome geometric compositions from flat planes of color, exactingly repeated and layered to produce subsidiary colors. That’s one way to arrive at a jewel of a print, wouldn’t you say? Images: Paul Farrell
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  • Rapide: A Lounge Chair Inspired by a Wheelbarrow

    Caroline Williamson
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Taking inspiration from the outdoors in the form of a wheelbarrow, ONEMANDUO designed a lounge chair named Rapide for Estonian company Borg. Combining a contemporary, curvy form with the functionality of being able to move it, the chair makes for a practical seating option. The oversized, wooden wheels not only transport the chair from place to place, they also add a decorative element that ties in the two legs and handle on the back. Now you can easily haul your chair to another room without scratching your floors to breaking your back. ONEMANDUO is exhibiting at this year’s 100%…
  • Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

    Nanette Wong
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Irina Miodragovic Vella (University of Malta), Steve DeMicoli (DeMicoli & Associates, dfab.studio) and Toni Kontik (ETH Zurich) combined design forces to create a one-of-a kind, awe-inducing pavilion for the 2014 Malta Design Week. The wide, parabolic vault is made out of 413 plywood panels connected through an interlocking system. Due to its connected nature, each panel supports and is supported by its neighboring panels. Because of that, no fixings or other falsework were needed during construction. As a result, the same forces that would bring the structure down are used to keep it…
  • The Traveler Collection: Stephen Burks for Roche Bobois

    Nanette Wong
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Roche Bobois worked with designer and traveler Stephen Burks to create a special collection of chairs that bridge the gap between travel and design. It is a collaboration that explores a traveler’s perspective of both America and Europe – an object in which the user can get lost and travel… through thought and contemplation. The exploration of both America and Europe continues in the physical frame and materials used for the chairs. The European chair is constructed by weaving leather cords over a metal frame, and covered with leather…
  • SLAG: Tabletop Objects by David Taylor

    Caroline Williamson
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    David Taylor has launched SLAG, a new collection of candlesticks made from, well, slag, a waste product found around in the forest surrounding the now-closed iron foundry in Hälleförsnäs. The foundry has been around the village for the last 600 years or so and using the material just about like it was found pays homage to the history. SLAG #1: slag, turned birch and brushed aluminium After washing away decades, if not more, of residue, a bright blue-green mass of glass-like rock is revealed. Combining the rough, organically shaped rocks with refined materials, like brushed aluminum and…
  • Wit & Delight for Target Collection

    Caroline Williamson
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you followed Target’s latest endeavors where they’re partnering with various Pinterest heavy hitters for party-themed capsule collections? Well, you should. The latest is Wit & Delight for Target, designed by Kate Arends, which caters to the artisan food and craft beer crowd offering all kinds of geometric goods for your tabletop, like candles and platters, as well as, plates, bottle openers, and beer tasting sets. As with all of their limited edition collections, you better snap up what you like because they will be sold out in no time! Clockwise from top left: Serving…
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  • Minimalist Wood Tech Accessories by Orée

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Orée is a new manufacturer of tech accessories, focusing on design and the use of natural products. Each item has a smooth, streamlined look and is made out of materials such as wood, marble, and leather.The Orée Board 2 is a wireless keyboard that comes in maple or walnut, and is crafted from a single piece of wood.After the success of their wireless keyboard, they launched the Orée Touch Slab, their multi-touch trackpad, which is the first product of its kind that makes wood tactile. Like the wireless keyboard, it will come in maple or walnut.For mobile devices, they created a wireless…
  • Clifton: The Innovative Slim Engagement Ring Box

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    "Clifton is a unique engagement ring case that can be easily slipped into the pocket or the wallet. The discreet design allows the case to be easily hidden without showing much profile. At approximately 1cm thick, Clifton presents the ring with a delightful flower blooming effect when opened, enchanting the moment.The concept design was originally created in 2011, titled "Packed Engagement Ring", and was then launched under the name “Clifton” in 2014."[via]
  • Now You Can Drink Champagne From Kate Moss's Boob

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    A London restaurant and a sculptor have created a champagne coupe from a mold of the British supermodel's left breast!In celebration of the British supermodel's 40th birthday, London's Mayfair 34 restaurant worked with British artist Jane McFadden Freud to create a mold of Moss's left breast, which was used to create the bowl of a champagne coupe. It's decorated with Art Deco-influenced engravings and Moss's signature, accented with a little heart, graces its base.[via]
  • Giant Pencil Floor Lamp

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    London design studio Michael & George add a bit of whimsy to the average floor lamp with their creation called the HB Lamp. The nearly six-foot-tall light takes the shape of an oversized pencil with its illumination coming from the eraser and a power cord extending from the sharpened tip. Adding to the lighthearted nature of this product, they’ve crafted it so that the black cord creates the illusion of a drawn line.The lamp has a solid Cedar wood body, spun brass, hand-blown glass, and a rubber tip. Customizable colors are available, and you can even personalize it, too.[via]
  • Richly Textured Furniture Created by Fusing Aluminum and Natural Wood

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia blends clean, modern lines and aluminum with natural materials to create all kinds of incredibly unique pieces of furniture. Through innovative wood casting techniques, the artist has developed interesting ways to combine cast aluminum with wood so that the materials sit in harmony together and function as stylish tables and stools.To create the pieces, Shamia pours molten aluminum into a mold and directly onto the wooden surface of cypress and eucalyptus tree trunks. The melted metal quickly absorbs into the cracks while the remaining, pooling…
 
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Güd's Mountain Munchies (Student Project)

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    Designer: Jewelyn ButronLocation: New York, NY, USASchool: Fashion Institute of TechnologyProject type: Student ProjectGüd's Mountain Munchies is a delicious nutty, crunchy triangle icecream bar inspired by the environment of the Scandinavian mountains. Güd stands for God in Swedish.Bright colors and geometric triangle shaped mountains are used to entice the viewer with the beautiful view of the landscape.Nuts are the main ingredient: Peanuts, Macadamias, and Almond.It's so Güd, it's heavenly. It's a gift from Güd.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging…
  • SunRice Global Kitchen

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    Creative Agency: Boxer & Co.Client: SunRice Location: Sydney/AustraliaProject Type: Commercial Work These innovative and incredible tasting gourmet rice mixes needed a fresh approach to packaging design to entice new shoppers into the category and re-invigorate the current supermarket microwave rice offering.A central circular globe device demonstrates the variety and authenticity of the flavours within the range. This also works as a neat holding device for information and creates a strong pack architecture. Ingredient cameos, mixed with cultural items form a circular montage around the…
  • Mastro Azienda Agricola

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    Creative Agency: The 6thConcept: Emanuele Basso and Elena CarellaGraphic design: Emanuele Basso Client: Mastro Azienda AgricolaLocation: Milano/ Italy Project Type: Commercial Work We created labels for Mastro Azienda Agricola that describe with info graphics all the things that are commonly left written on the back of the packagings.All the ingredients are italian and 100% organic, all the products are handmade: olive oil, tomato sauce and blonde oranges marmalade. Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Botargo Stefos

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Creative Agency: Artstudio - Artemis KokkinakiClient: Stefos Bros & CO LPLocation: Athens. Greece Project Type: Commercial Work Logo, brand identity for Stefos S.A. and packaging design for a line of premium quality fish roe products. Botargo is an exquisite Greek gourmet delicacy, therefore the packaging should reflect the quality of the content without losing its functionality. Stefo’s botargo was a new venture and it was important for the design to reflect a strong brand. A set of assocciations were implied through colour. As botargo is a sea product, we chose blue, the colour of the…
  • Sam & Lam - Millenarie

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    Creative Agency: Box Brand DesignClient: Sam & Lam Location: Hong Kong Project Type: Commercial Work Melody SeriesVarious lines and shapes made when we are cutting food. They might be straight or curved, in form of square or circle. These normal food marks are transformed into different patterns and applied to the packages in order to present how profession and quality of the "Melody" collection brings difference to cooking. Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
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  • Critical Mass Studio - Branded Collateral & Website

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Following our identity design project (see separate case study) for London based design collective Critical Mass Studio, we were commissioned to design a simple website and a range of branded collateral. For this range of products, we wanted to complement the lightness of the studio's stationery with a darker counterpart. In a way, this can be seen as an illustration of the studio's weekly routines with long days at the office followed by nightly events produced for their clients. The full range includes a tote bag - titled 'The Money Bag' - which employs different sized pixels to depict the…
  • The Answers Issue

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Main opener and section openers illustrations for TIME Magazine. "The Answers Issue" is a special all graphics issue. The articles are answering questions such as : How soon will we discover alien life? When will congress reach gender parity? Where should I seat to catch a foul ball?
  • Ridley

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ridley is an Australian based firm at the forefront of some of the biggest developments in the architecture and construction industry. Historically an architectural documentation specialist, they?ve pioneered the use of Virtual design construction ? the digital revolution that is reshaping the industry, using Building Image Modelling software (BIM). Every part of the 3D model has attached live data ? information on materials, costs, weight, ? so that any adjustment will update costs, load bearing etc. ? It enables massive cost and time saving, whilst having a live model of the building after…
  • DESTINY

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Illustration Series September 2014.
  • SCHÖN! MAGAZINE // Frau im Mond

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    muse : Lena / PMA hair : Susanne Voss Redfern make up : Heiko Palach style : Susanne Marx / ballsaal light : Josef Beyer studio : zero eight munich
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    Designmodo

  • Maintenance Mode for WordPress – Plugin Review

    Agbonghama Collins
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    You're reading Maintenance Mode for WordPress – Plugin Review, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!When upgrading a website to a new design, carrying out bug fixes at the backend and updating the website core CMS, themes and plugins works best when the site is placed in maintenance mode while you are working. When a website is in maintenance mode, public access is blocked and a splash page (informing visitors […]Advertise here with BSA
  • New iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Will Impact Designers

    Paula Borowska
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    You're reading New iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Will Impact Designers, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!Apple announced a few new and great products on Sept. 9. But what does it mean for designers? Whether you were impressed with the keynote or not, we can all learn some lessons about what was said during the presentation. With more products to choose from, there are many things that will impact designers. Bigger […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Wait a Minute: Examples of Page Preloading Animations

    Nataly Birch
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    You're reading Wait a Minute: Examples of Page Preloading Animations, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!When creating a great user experience becomes a number one priority, micro UX comes to the forefront – in our case are preloading animations. For a long time, only some have taken into account this constituent, yet everything has changed, and almost every other website can boast having one or two delightful effects that impress […]Advertise here with BSA
  • UX Tools: Implementing Doors Diagram

    Kirill Shikhanov
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    You're reading UX Tools: Implementing Doors Diagram, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!After “How To Improve Your Website’s UX With Doors Diagram” you learned what Doors Diagram is and how to use it. This is the second part of the topic explaining why to use this design tool, covering this approach in more detail and showing some UX research while implementing Doors Diagram on Medium.com. Why is […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Building a Facebook Like Box WordPress Widget

    Agbonghama Collins
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    You're reading Building a Facebook Like Box WordPress Widget, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!WordPress arguably has become the de facto content management system (CMS) in the world powering over 20 percent of websites globally. One of the platform’s most loved feature is widgets that seamlessly add content and features to sidebars. Widgets were originally designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control […]Advertise here with BSA
 
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  • Ghost Buttons as a New Trend in Web Designing

    David Olson
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Web designing is indeed a dynamic, evolving, exciting and trendy domain which needs to be in tune and live harmony with major changes in search algorithms to stay alive and useful to the burgeoning   web user community. This being the case, one of the major current rages that has hit web designing on the belt has been the increasing use of ghost buttons in websites. What on earth are ghost buttons? Well, to cut a long story short and lively, these are indeed attractive links that are designed to remain occult and yet, paradoxically, are very much part of the holistic website. To be candid,…
  • 38 Construction and Tools Icons

    Wijdan Rohail
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    Build something today! And don’t worry about the icons to illustrate your work, we’ve got it covered, because the great guys at Vecteezy put together this amazing freebie: 38 Construction and Tools Icons. Download here more great resources from our friends at Vecteezy!. From power tools to hand tools, from the mighty cranes and trucks to hammers, mauls, blades, saws, nails, screwdrivers, pliers, drills, grinders, even boots and gloves, you’ll find the whole arsenal in here. Yellow, orange, turquoise and grey are the colours that warm up the (hard)working atmosphere. This set of icons…
  • 5 Top-notch WordPress Video Plugins To Liven Up Your Content

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

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

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Retailer Urban Outfitters has come up with a quirky way to wrap up a bottle of wine for a gift—a miniature grey zip-up hoodie sweatshirt, much like that soft, utterly worn-in one you have in your wardrobe. Also great for adding a touch of whimsy to the way you display wine at home, this snug and cozy wine hoodie—which comes complete with tiny front pockets—is available for purchase at US$20 here. What do you think of this unusual way of keeping your wine warm? [via The Green Head]
  • This Sushi Chef Skillfully Displays Superb Knife Skills To Slice A Cucumber

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Morokyuu is a common dish in Japan, comprising of simple ingredients of just a cucumber and red miso paste. This video of a Japanese sushi chef skillfully slicing a cucumber for morokyuu was posted in 2013 and has gotten over 1 million views to date. Morokyuu is a palate cleanser or appetizer that is eaten everywhere in Japan. Watch how this chef transforms this dish from the ordinary to something spectacular. Watch it below: [via Food Republic]
  • This Tiny, See-Through House By The Sea Offers A Space For A Solo Retreat

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Japanese architect Yasutaka Yoshimura has designed and built a small house next to the sea called ‘Window House’, situated on the Sagami Bay in Kanagawa, Japan. Constructed in 2013, the house occupies a mere 10 by 26 feet. Designed as a place for one to go for a weekend retreat, this modest room accommodates just one. The design is mindful of its surroundings, with 2 large windows where one can look directly through, in a manner that it does not block sea views from its neighbours. View more pictures of ‘Window House’ below: [via Spoon & Tamago]
  • Starbucks Is Testing Out A 'Dark Barrel Latte' That Tastes Like Guinness

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Image via shemazing Starbucks is testing a new drink that will appeal to both coffee and beer lovers that is only available in selected markets. The new Dark Barrel Latte adds flavored syrup to espresso and freshly steamed milk, it will mirror the taste of dark beers like Guinness. The drink will be topped with whipped cream and drizzled with dark caramel sauce, and will also come with a Frappuccino option. Starbucks has not revealed when the drink will be available yet, but Reddit user So_oakland was one of the lucky few who had the chance to taste the beverage in Columbus, Ohio. Would you…
  • The World's Political Leaders As 'Players' On A Foosball Table

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] To mark International Peace Day on September 21st, Ogilvy & Mather Shanghai created a new campaign for the non-governmental organization (NGO), Peace One Day with the message, ‘Shoot Goals, Not Guns’. This fun campaign reminded Chinese people of the organization’s message of peace and goodwill through a lighthearted approach and a special analogy. A longer than usual, custom-made foosball table with the world’s leaders as football ‘players’ was placed in areas of high foot traffic. This reminded people of the inherent purpose of the…
 
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  • Design Insights Interview: Ultra-stylish Ilaria from IDA Interior Lifestyle!

    Aime
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    This week we are happy to catch up with Ilaria, talented interior stylist and founder of the super-stylish IDA Interior Lifestyle blog.  Here she talks about design influences, her addiction to Pinterest and her “keep it simple” mantra.  Prepare to be inspired! What inspired you to delve into interior styling and how did you get started?  Photography has always been a great passion that I developed during school years, although I never thought that one day it could become my work. It all began in 2009, when I moved to the Netherlands and I decided to create my first blog. At…
  • Design Insights: Stacey Sheppard, one of the UK’s top interior design bloggers, tells us what’s hot!

    Aime
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    In our Design Insights interview this week we managed to grab a latte and chat to none other than Stacey Sheppard,  one of the UK’s top interior design bloggers.  Stacey has  contributed to leading design and interiors publications and websites including Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine, World Interiors News, Heart Home Magazine and Freshome.com. We last caught up with her two years ago and life has certainly changed! Here she talks about design obsessions, must-have copper accents, how to make a style statement in your home and 2015′s interiors trends.
  • Get Inspired! Our Top 19 Must-Know Interiors Hashtags On Pinterest & Instagram

    Aime
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Here at Brabantia we love nothing more than keeping up-to-date with the latest and greatest in interiors news and trends, which is why we adore scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest! Both sites are full of stylish interiors, upcoming trends, DIY ideas and real homes, so there’s always bright new ideas for a home project. Take a look at our fab list of 19 top interiors hashtags (#) for Instagram and Pinterest and get inspired!  #interior  #interiordesign #interiorstyle #interiorlovers #interior4all  #interiorforyou #interior123  #interiordecorating #interiorstyling…
  • FlatBack+ Pedal Bin – finalist in ‘Best Residential Product’ category at the SBID International Design Awards

    Aime
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:19 am
    Did you hear our FAB news? Our FlatBack+ is a finalist in the ‘Best Residential Product’ category at the SBID International Design Awards and now it’s up to the public to vote for their favourite product! Please share the love and vote for our ‘FlatBack + Space Saving Pedal Bin’, simplyclick here to vote. Not only is the FlatBack+ perfect for the design-savvy consumer, it’s a smart choice for the planet too. This year the FlatBack+ 30 and 40 litre Matt Steel Fingerprint Proof was awarded  with a Cradle to CradleTM Certified bronze, within the Cradle to Cradle…
  • Design Insights Interview: Dries Tack, founder of the ultra-stylish Belgian Boutique!

    Aime
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    This week’s edition of our Design Insights Interview features Dries Tack founder of the ultra-stylish Belgian Boutique - a site dedicated to art, design, architecture, fashion and luxury! He’s given Brabantia an insight into his world with plenty of inspiring news to share.  Let’s meet Dries: Where did the inspiration for the ever so stylish Belgian Boutique Magazine come from and how did it all begin? At the age of 10 I launched my first school newspaper. I’ve been passionate about media ever since. The idea for Belgian Boutique came a few years ago when I was…
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  • The Uncomfortable Portrayal of Women in Art: Paintings by Hoyron Lee

    Fred McCoy
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    If you were to open an art history book and look at any artwork after the Greek and Hellenistic (850 b.c.–31 b.c.) you’ll notice that the he most common recurring subject aside from war, was women. Depictions of women vary from culture to culture and period to period, yet what does not change is the gaze of both the painter and the audience. It’s well documented that the majority of well-known artisans were male, after all women were expected to bear children and run the household – this their learning activities centered around child rearing and home development. From the Greek…
  • The Ethnic Portraits of Photographer Ricardo Abrahao

    Fred McCoy
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Fashion week has finally wrapped up and as the tall, pale-skinned, deer-legged models leave our wonderful city of New York, I feel comfortable crawling out of my unfashionable hole to write about clothing again. Across the internet there have been instagrams, tweets, articles, and lists about the who’s who of fashion and whatever incredulous designs they created to ‘push boundaries’. I don’t want to talk about any of that. I don’t think another sentence needs to be written about what is largely a rather homogeneous pool of models and fashions (read: tall, skinny,…
  • The Stunning Illustrations and Visual Development by Romain Trystram

    Fred McCoy
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you the stunning images from Paris based illustrator, Romain Trystram. His talents include both traditional illustration as well as visual development. His skills have been sought by the likes of Method Films Animation, Wired Magazine, NIKE ANAS, Spirou Magazine, Bayard Presse and many more. What I enjoy most about Romain’s work is that it draws on a certain cyberpunk aesthetic that I don’t commonly come across when looking at artwork. His work is both technically forward, and imaginatively oriented which lends itself quite nicely when it comes to…
  • The Environmental Sculptures of Aganetha Dyck

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

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

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    We've officially kicked off ZURBwired 2014 with Sacred Heart! Over the course of the next 24 hours, we'll publish our progress through blog posts, photos and videos. If you haven't seen our previous wireds, you can check out the previous years to see what an amazing group of people can accomplish under a 24 hour ticking clock. Follow along over the next 24 hours as we race to help this nonprofit create an amazing marketing campaign for both their 50th anniversary and holiday drive: ZURB Wired Project Site
  • ZURB Wired 2014 is Near! Announcing Sacred Heart as This Year's Nonprofit

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    We're counting down the hours to tomorrow's ZURBwired event, our yearly design sprint to help a nonprofit through a marketing campaign. And we couldn't be more excited to work with Sacred Heart, this year's nonprofit! We want to thank all the nonprofits who sent in so many excellent proposals! The timing couldn't be more right for Sacred Heart. This year, they're celebrating 50 years of their mission — to help struggling families get food and gifts for their children they need during the holidays. Not only did the folks at Sacred Heart have a strong mission, but their team had the magic…
  • Slay the Feature Creep Before It Eats Your Product Aliiiive!

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Product teams competing on features are racing to the bottom. The design process and the design feedback loop are crucial to a successful product, and this feedback isn't just important on fleshed out prototypes, but for initial rough ideas as well. We talked about PRDs and the unnecessary constraints that an archaic document will place on the team and how that hinders innovation. Here, we will look at the situation from the opposite point of view — what kind of product will result from an uninhibited flow of ideas? The Engine of Design Thinking You'll hear us talk about this a lot.
  • Foundation for Apps: Motion UI is the New Flat

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Wow! We're both humbled and awed by the excitement behind Foundation for Apps — hundreds of thousands of people reading, sharing and reaching out to us about it! The response has amped us up, and we're continuing to push forward. As we've mentioned before, Foundation for Apps has three main parts: the Grid, AngularJS integration and Motion UI. We've discussed the Grid, we've shown how we made Foundation for Sites accessible, and now we want to chat a little about the web and motion. An Open Web Always Wins Source: xkcd 2014 is the year of "Native Apps vs. Web Apps." Dozens of Medium…
  • Calling All Nonprofits: We're Taking Applications for This Year's ZURB Wired

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

    Brittany High
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    Pumpkin Spice: every white chick’s favorite Spice Girl. [Pleated-Jeans] Gerard Depardieu drinks 14 bottles of wine a day. Pshhh, that’s nothing! [Film Drunk] Penis-shaped gummies spark a recall. I will gladly take them off your hands. [FoodBeast] Meet the weirdos brave folks who volunteered to go to Mars for forever. [How2BeCool] BlackMilk’s Pulp Horror Halloween collection is here. OMG, scary […] The post The Most Basic Spice Girl & More Incredible Links appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Bear Stuck Between Two Rocks. What Does It Mean?!

    Brittany High
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    This is a video of a bear getting stuck in between two rocks. Yogi could stand to lay off the picnic baskets for a while. Eat a salad every once in a while, geeze! A bear stuck between two rocks has gotta be a metaphor for something. But what? One can’t be certain. Especially me. […] The post A Bear Stuck Between Two Rocks. What Does It Mean?! appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • The Wine Bottle Hoodie Is For Chill, Laid-Back Vino

    Brittany High
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Urban Outfitters is selling this Wine Bottle Hoodie for $20. Cool, but do they come in boxed size as well? Some people prefer that taste of plastic bag encasing their fermented grapes over boring old glass. But mainly it’s because we’re cheap. What? Did I just implicate myself? Shit! I did, didn’t I? The post The Wine Bottle Hoodie Is For Chill, Laid-Back Vino appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Do-WHOO Need: Owl Wing-Printed Scarves

    Brittany High
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Etsy shop Shovava is selling these bad to the ass owl wing-printed scarves. They start at $48 and go up to $120. Definitely worth every penny if you ask me. Unfortunately my pennies are numbered. Perhaps the shop will consider a trade? I have a shit ton of cats. So many in fact that I […] The post Do-WHOO Need: Owl Wing-Printed Scarves appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • An Organization Is Giving Kids Superhero Hands

    Brittany High
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    E-Nabling is an amazing charity organization that is giving children 3D printed prosthetic hands. But not any only regular-ass lookin’ hands — Superhero hands. Just peep Bubba, a little boy from Hawaii, received a mechanical body-powered Iron Man hand from the nonprofit. FOR FREE. Huh, it’s like there’s a ghost in here cutting some invisible […] The post An Organization Is Giving Kids Superhero Hands appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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  • Sport wristbands

    Lewis Nicholson
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Professional bike racer Lance Armstrong designed a wristband saying “Livestrong” in honor of cancer patients and survivors. Wristbands shape the image of sports and the effect of today’s society. It is an advance technology in an old vocation. The technology of custom rubber wristbands is developing through the years. Sports science already made a wristband specifically designed for athletes. It contributes to balance, flexibility and endurance. NBA icons using the Power Balance band testified as effective and somewhat helps maintain equilibrium during games. An example of…
  • Caring for Badges and Lapel Awards

    Aaron Whitaker
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    If you’re an ambitious no-nonsense go getter, chances are you already keep a treasury; and if it’s not literally in the bank, then usually it’s found mostly in the prizes that you’ve earned and kept. Now these tokens of achievement can come in a variety of types (usually plaques, certificates, or medals), but for people belonging to elite clubs or organizations who prefer elegance and formality, smaller items are found in these collections. Award pins and badges are oft to be given out more to politicians and charity workers, but any go-getter can earn them. These…
  • Golf Shoes and Their 5 Construction Materials

    Dale Ferguson
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Golf shoes were first introduced in 1891. During that time, players had difficulty hitting a golf ball. This is because their shoes don’t prevent their feet from sliding or slipping while swinging a golf putter. Spikes Spikes are thin, pointed protrusions on the bottom of the golf shoes. They help shoes grip onto wet or steep ground so that you won’t slip as you play golf. The spikes are manufactured from either metal or plastic. Metal spikes are heavy and produce a clacking sound as you walk on the pavement. These spikes tear up grass as you walk on soil. Shoes typically need to…
  • What Makes an Employee Engagement Survey Fail?

    Shawn Dorsey
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    The main objective of an employee engagement survey is to help the company in identifying problem areas that may be causing the lack of drive among employees despite the impeccable salary and benefits provided. The fact is, financial stability is not the only factor that makes an employee develop a healthy attitude towards his work and the company where he is employed. A chance to grow professionally, good relations with co-workers and managers, an open line of communication within the organization, and proper actions toward good or poor performance matter as well. Information about these…
  • What Are the Mistakes in Using Live Chat Software for Business

    Walter Quinn
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    Live chat software definitely has a lot of benefits to offer for both the customers and the business. It helps in giving immediate solution, promoting non-robotic discussion, collecting market information, and reducing cost. Even so, these great advantages could only be attained when the live chat agents are able to properly handle conversations. Listed below are the top mistakes that some live chat representatives do which may hinder the business from enjoying the full benefits of this service: 1. When they delay in answering Customers would possibly not expect to receive a reply immediately…
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  • Peacock Chair by Uufie

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Peacock Chair by Uufie Uufie is a design studio of Eiri Ota and Irene Gardpoit Last update: Thursday, September 18, 2014The post Peacock Chair by Uufie appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Knokke Sofa by Carlo Colombo for Emmemobili

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Knokke Sofa by Carlo Colombo for Emmemobili Emmemobili made a beautifully crafted wooden sofa of this Knokke design. Last update: Monday, September 15, 2014The post Knokke Sofa by Carlo Colombo for Emmemobili appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • CH 28 Saw Horse by Hans Wegner

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    CH 28 Saw Horse by Hans Wegner Hans Wegner’s 100th Birthday anniversary in the Copenhagen Design Museum with the title “Wegner – Just One Good Chair”, an exhibition still on till December 12, 2014, where I took this photo. Last update: Sunday, September 14, 2014The post CH 28 Saw Horse by Hans Wegner appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Donald Judd Chairs

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Donald Judd Chairs Six chairs by Donald Judd fetched $ 25,000,- at the February 2014 Wright Auction. Last update: Saturday, September 13, 2014The post Donald Judd Chairs appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Nanna Ditzel three legged chair

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Nanna Ditzel three legged chair Was sold at Wright for $ 25,000 in a 2013 auction. The estimate was $5,000–7,000. Funny enough a similar (or the same?) chair was upheld at a 2014 Phillips auction…. Last update: Sunday, September 14, 2014The post Nanna Ditzel three legged chair appeared first on Chair Blog.
 
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  • Hand Type

    myanimalfarm
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hand Type is the procrastination (or procrastiwork as Jessica Hische would say) of designer Andy Lethbridge. I can’t stop watching him write, I’m so fascinated with how coordinated every damn stroke is…OK I secretly hate him ;-) Of course I especially love the Beautiful Rudeness video, of course I do! Look at him write: http://hand-type.tumblr.com/
  • Erik Marinovich

    myanimalfarm
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    How would you like to pay 250$ for an envelope? No? Well! When it’s a custom handlettered envelope with your own name and address by Erik Marinovich it’s gonna be a big YES PLEASE! from here. How great are they?!?!?! Puts a smile on my face everytime I come across this project. Someone please send me a pretty letter :-) Have a great weekend! Go to the Do Not Open project: http://donotopen.it See more by Erik: http://www.erikmarinovich.com
  • Annie Atkins

    myanimalfarm
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    Was I the only one who sat through the endtitles when I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel to see who did all the graphic design for the movie? If so then I’ll share my findings with you, because I’m completely smitten with this girl’s work and she definitely deserves some respect (HIGH FIVE ANNIE ATKINS!!). What a fab, but also quite difficult job she must have, she does design that features in movies, like signs, newspapers and other documents and it must be such an exciting research process to get to the end result. I’ve always had a laugh about the graphic design…
  • Minerals

    myanimalfarm
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    So last week the odd inspiration was birds, this week it’s rocks. Call me crazy, but I do find these mineral formations to have such contemporary aesthetics. So much so that I made a total rip off of Damien Hirst’s piece (the pink one below) for my wall at home. I guess he had the same appreciation…only two decades ago! ;-) I’m still amazed that nature produces such beauty all on it’s own. Go to your local library (yes, the actual place) and have a look through an old book on minerals (yes, an actual book!). You’ll see what I mean. Very inspiring!
  • Eltono

    myanimalfarm
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    I’ve recently been fascinated with the work of French streetartist Eltono. I’m not usually a big fan of geometry but it just works so well on these large scale buildings and in the middle of busy cityscapes. Wish we had one in Copenhagen. He should do my old workplace (Danish School of Media and Journalism) which I lovingly call The Concrete Castle, would be a perfect location! See more: http://www.eltono.com/
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    Colossal

  • Circle of Abstract Ritual: A Stop Motion Timelapse Created from 300,000 Photos of Wildfires, Painted Houses, and Riots

    Christopher Jobson
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Circle of an Abstract Ritual is the latest stop motion timelapse from artist Jeff Frost (previously) who creates short films that defies description. This latest work gathers hundreds of thousands of photographs taken over the last two years during wildfires, riots, and inside abandoned houses where he created a series of optical illusion paintings. Frost says the film “began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing,” and that it is in part “a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable.” Whatever it is, or is not,…
  • Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams

    Christopher Jobson
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The artworks are made from layers of cut paper with additional details added in watercolor and gauche. You can see much more on her website and over at Madrona Gallery. (via So Super Awesome, Trend Hunter)
  • Chalk Ampersand by Tommaso Guerra

    Christopher Jobson
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    With a strong background in fine art, graphic design, interior design, and typography, Rome-based Tommaso Guerra is a good person to call if you need, well, anything. One of his greatest talents is lettering with chalk. Guerra has been commissioned to draw impeccable signs for restaurants and business around the world, as well as public pieces like this decorative ampersand right on the sidewalk. (via Betype)
  • Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys

    Christopher Jobson
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Pepper. Southern Boobook. Trinity. Brown Goshawk. Bob. Long-Billed Corella. Jarra. Cockatiel. Yule. Barking Owl. Neville. Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo. Seisa. Palm Cockatoo. Penguin. Magpie. (She’s not dead, just goofing off!) To say photographer Leila Jeffreys had an eclectic upbringing would be a bit of an understatement. With a mother from India and a father from the Isle of Man, she has lived in Papua New Guinea, a house boat in Kashmir despite an ongoing war, and in an Indian village surrounded by buffaloes, mongoose, and monkeys. As a child, Jeffreys was taught by her father to…
  • Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain Peak

    Christopher Jobson
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    An adventurous team of nine mountain climbers sponsored by mountaineering outfitter Mammut snapped this aerial photo of the group atop the Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The photo is one in a long history of audacious and whimsical shoots by Mammut over the last few years. Here’s a video of the shot coming together. (via The Verge)
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    GraphicsFuel | Premium & Free Graphic & Web Design Resources!

  • 40+ Free Nautical Vector Elements

    Rafi
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Friends, this is a set of 40+ beautiful and unique hand-drawn vector nautical elements.  The package also includes 2 pre-made customizable logos to help you create your own logos in nautical theme. Download the freebie and use the elements to create invitations, greeting cards, logos, posters or even you can add the vector elements to your website where you want a sea or nautical feel to your designs. The download comes in This wonderful pack is available on PixelBuddha. Go grab and add sea fever to your designs!! Format: PSD, AI, EPS Size: 11 mb Visit Download Page
  • iOS 8 Vector App UI Kit

    Rafi
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Here’s the latest iOS 8 vector UI kit created in Adobe Illustrator. The kit contains all most all of the major components for app design. The UI elements include status bar, segmented controls, tab bars, search bars, keyboards, text editing, pickers, action sheets, activity icons, alerts & notifications, sliders, switches, controls, settings, mails, contacts, maps, messages, music, health, lock screen, video players, photos, camera, and more. The AI file also includes iPad additions. Some of the important features pertaining to the download file include pixel grid alignment for…
  • Edge UI Kit

    Rafi
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Edge is a super web UI kit with tons of user interface elements to get started with designing your website. Thanks to the team at UI8 that has provide this amazing kit as a freebie. Using the components, you can create beautiful interfaces for blog, ecommerce, website and more. Go, grab the kit!   Format:  PSD (Vector Shapes) Size: 46.9 Mb Visit UI Kit Download Page
  • 10 Free Polygon Backgrounds

    Rafi
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    Friends, here’s a free set of 10 polygon backgrounds to use in  your graphics, web designs, flyers, brochures, headers, presentations, business cards and other print materials. These are carefully created by us to give you the quality look at 4000 x 3000 pixels JPEG files, large enough for high works. Nice to have the set in your design kit!! Format: JPEG Dimensions: 4000×3000 px Size: 5.89 Mb License Download Polygon Backgrounds
  • iPad, Cup Logo & Notebook Logo mockup PSD

    Rafi
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    This is one of the best and nicest mock up we have discovered, which is called as “Good Morning”. The freebie includes an iPad, Cup Logo and Notebook Logo mockup PSD with smart layer so you can easily replace your own artwork. You can download the PSD file from Tech & All. File Format: .PSD (Smart Object Layers) File Size: 104MB Resolution:  4800×2800 Download Logo Mockup From Source
 
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    Elaine Biss

  • Neutrogena #RapidResults Review

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
     Let me begin by saying that, as per FCC regulations, I must disclose I received these products for free. I don`t feel it has given me a bias. I don`t usually post unflattering pics of myself. I must make an exception for this review.If you know me well, you know I have super sensitive skin. I breakout in hives more often than I care to admit. I buy specialized, uncolored, unscented soaps for my face. The gentler, the better. When I received Neutrogena Rapid Results Wrinkle Repair, I was going through a very stressful time. The stress had taken a very physical toll on me.The "Before"And…
  • The Russian Obsession- Emmys Fashion Gouache Illustration

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
     I have been exploring different mediums, and as much as I love anything French, I am loving my Russian art supplies. Specially the gouaches!I recently purchased a master collection of Russian gouaches and I really love the results I got on my painting. The consistency is rich and thick, which allowed me to create texture on my piece. They even have metallic gouache paint set!!The opacity was superb and I could even rework the paint later with water. Some gouaches have an acrylic base and cannot be kept in a palette for future painting projects.Just for fun, I created a little movie…
  • Dolce and Gabanna

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
  • My Russian Period- Watercolor Fashion Illustrations

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

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

  • 2014 Saratoga Showcase of Homes

    ccabinet
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Mark your calendars to enjoy an early fall week-end touring the 15 beautiful homes featured in the 2014 Saratoga Showcase of Homes. September 20-21, 27-28 and October 4-5 11 AM – 5 PM Be sure to visit SkyFall 106 Southard Road, Saratoga Springs a stunning modern New England home with unobstructed views of the Mohawk Valley and Adirondack Mountains and a custom kitchen, pantry, dining hutch and mud room designed by CCW For additional information on the Showcase of Homes visit http://www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com See you at the Showcase, Ray
  • Back-splash

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Free eBooks for web designers from 2014

    TimothyBlake
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Knowledge is power, and a lot of knowledge can be obtained from reading a ebook. We have  rounded up all the best ebooks from around the web, which where each created at some point within 2014. These are some great ebooks where a lot of knowledge can be obtained perfect for designers and front-end developers. Is there any other great ebooks created this year, which we have missed from list ? Please feel free to share in the comments section below. 1. Mobile UI Design Patterns 2014 A deeper look at hottest apps today. Pinterest, Spotify, Uber, Instagram, Dropbox, Flipboard, Mailbox, Yelp…
  • Metro style free social media icon set

    TimothyBlake
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Inspired by the windows 8 metro style flat design. I’ve created a beautiful set of metro inspired social media icons. The icon set includes 11 icons in total for you to incorporate into your web and interface design projects, each icon has a size of 64px by 64px.  License Details The Icon set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this Icon set, and have full ownership. If you have any questions regarding license…
  • How to create a flower pattern using illustrator

    TimothyBlake
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This is one of my favourite illustrator quick tips we have produced to date on Creative Nerds. The is a superb quick tip, which shows you how to create petal vectors within illustrator, and how you can then turn those petals into  beautiful flower seamless pattern. I hope you enjoy this easy to follow video screencast. I would love to hear your thoughts  in the comments section, as well as any suggestion on any design techniques you would like us to cover in our next video screencast. Tutorial Details Program: Illustrator CS6 or above Difficulty: beginner Time estimation: Under 5 Mins…
  • 20 Blogs every web designer should be reading

    TimothyBlake
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As a web designer you should always be looking at skill development, and new tools and techniques to help further develop your skill set. Blogs are one of the easiest ways to learn new skills for free. We have put together an a great roundup of the very best web design blogs, which I read myself on a weekly basis, and that are great blogs which every web designer should be reading. Please feel free to share any other great web design blogs you feel we may have missed from the roundup in the comments section below. 1. UX Booth The UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience…
  • Large hi-res paint rolls free Photoshop brush set

    TimothyBlake
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    An authentic large scale photoshop paint rolls brush set. The set includes various different brush strokes each brush size within the set has a minimum size of 2400px perfect for your web design projects. Download, and enjoy the brush set its a grew set to add to your design resource collection.   License Details The Photoshop brush set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The Photoshop brush set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website, without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Creative Nerds have created this Photoshop brush set, and have full…
 
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • Hotel Koster designed by Bedow

    Richard Baird
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Hotel Koster is a small hotel, established in 1905 and located on the remote South Koster island inside Sweden’s Kosterhavets Marine National Park. It offers accommodation, meeting facilities and conference centre set within a unique natural environment with access to a variety of outdoor activities. Koster’s rooms mix maritime design with the comforts of home, are bright modern spaces lit by plenty of natural light and have large windows, many of which face the waters of Kosterfjorden. The hotel’s brand identity, which included logotype, colour palette, typography,…
  • Yksi elämä designed by Tsto

    Richard Baird
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Yksi elämä (One Life) is a Finnish project set-up with the intention of encouraging people to become more interested in promoting their own well-being, and to improve public health care on both professional and organisational levels, as well as society in general. The project is a collaborative endeavour between the Brain Association, Diabetes Association and Heart Association of Finland. Design studio Tsto were asked to create a visual identity for Yksi elämä that would reflect its forward-thinking and encouraging nature in a playful way. Bright colour, white paper, irregular…
  • Ridley designed by RE:

    Richard Baird
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    Ridley is a pioneer of digital architectural services and operates as a central hub from which builders, developers and architects can collaborate. Originally established, and continuing to operate as an architectural documentation specialist, Ridley, from its premises in Australia and the Philippines, has also grown to become a leader in Virtual Design Construction. This is a practice that involves attaching live data to every aspect of a 3D model in order to provide a comprehensive overview of a structure, the process of its construction and significantly reduce the cost of its…
  • Loot designed by Savvy

    Richard Baird
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    Loot is a surf and lifestyle store retailing distinctive products for a modern and global consumer and offers an alternative to the more commercial items from retailers typically found in its touristic location in the Mexican city of Zihuatanejo. Loot’s brand identity, designed by Savvy, draws its character and distinction from Zihuatanejo’s past as a hotspot for pirates, and visualised as a combination of regional historical elements and modern pop culture, allowing it to be relevant to both the local community and international shoppers. It is difficult to really get a sense of…
  • Mitsuori Architects designed by Hunt &Co.

    Richard Baird
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Mitsuori Architects is an architectural design studio that creates high quality structures and spaces that merge aesthetic beauty with careful planning and thoughtful detailing. Their large scale project experience is combined with the flexibility of a smaller practice allowing them to provide big clients with a personalised service. Mitsuori’s visual identity, designed by Melbourne based Hunt & Co. and informed by a name that translates from Japanese as three-fold, does not speak of individuality or differentiation, but of neutrality and common architectural principles and…
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Defend the Trend: Does Agate Decor Rock?

    Briana Mowrey
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    BRIANA: It seems like we’ve had our eye on agate for a long time, but it’s been even bigger in 2014. It’s been cropping up in kitchen counters and is prominently featured in Target’s Threshold Fall 2014 collection (seen here). So, what do you think of the agate trend? Do you think it rocks or does it leave you stone cold? Target Threshold Agate Coasters and Agate Trays (available Sept. 7 – Oct. 16) MARIEL: Agate rocks! (Ahem.) Seriously, I’m digging this trend. I’m not sure I would go this far… Credit: Photography by Eurotech Cabinetry, Inc but I’m coveting the agate…
  • Freebie Friday: Win a $500 Gift Card to Shutterfly.com

    Grant Dudley
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are all aware of the power of Shutterfly.com, right? You know, they’re the one who helps millions of people store, enjoy and share billions of photos. They can turn the photographs you love into books, meaningful cards, imaginative gifts, home decor, personal websites, et cetera, et cetera. That epic shot from your safari in Africa — the moment you propose to your wife — or, your new baby’s first bath. Whether they’re snapshots or professional photos, from a day at the park or a once-in-a-lifetime event, Shutterfly.com can turn the photos of your life into…
  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Curtains”

    Farima Alavi
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option B. The peony pattern adds drama to the neutral floor-to-ceiling curtains without overpowering the room. We randomly chose one person from the comments, and L_Joe is the winner of a six pack of 60-watt Cree LED light bulbs. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • A Perfect Pumpkin Latte To Satisfy Your Fall Fever

    Trevor Lane
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    I don’t really care that the calendar says the official start date of fall is whenever the Pumpkin Spice Latte becomes “a thing.” I personally enjoy the flavor throughout all seasons — my post-run smoothie always implores the use of pumpkin. Nonetheless, I do enjoy this time of year when the rest of the world embraces my affinity for the obligatory orange squash. However, this year #PSL momentum has suffered an early blow with the news that it contains zero actual pumpkin, and is stuffed full of chemicals and unnecessary additives. While some food scientists have…
  • Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Curtains

    Farima Alavi
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Congratulations to this week’s winner, L_Joe! Can you guess which curtains belong in this sitting area? Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win a six pack of 60-watt Cree LED light bulbs. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win. You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico,…
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    Dedece Blog

  • The Cherner Chair Company @ dedece

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jean Betancourt – Illustrations

    Will Ellison
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Jean Betancourt is a freelance illustrator, designer who studied art, and currently lives, in Caracas, Venezuela. The post Jean Betancourt – Illustrations appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • So PineNut – Illustrations

    Will Ellison
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    So PineNut is the alias of the artist responsible for these imaginative illustrations. The elusive Pinenut is a part-time illustrator from Tokyo, Japan. The post So PineNut – Illustrations appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Lola Dupré – Collage

    Will Ellison
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    Irish artist, Lola Dupré does her shattered collages completely by hand, using good old fashion glues and scissors. The super talented Lola has been commissioned by Nike, New York Magazine, and Doubleday & Cartwright among others. The photo manipulations at the end of the post were done as a collaboration with photographer, Lisa Carletta.      The post Lola Dupré – Collage appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Anka Zhuravleva – Photography

    Will Ellison
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    This bit of inspirational photography is by Anka Zhuravleva - who trained as an architect in Russia before life events led her into modeling. A little later drown the road, after doing oil painting for a few years, she discovered that photographer was her true passion. The post Anka Zhuravleva – Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Peter Stewart – Photography

    Will Ellison
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    Peter Stewart does travel photography, traveling the world, taking stunning shots of landscapes and cityscapes. The Australian born photographer had no experienced before he started playing with a camera about five years ago. This series of colorful building facades was taken in Hong Kong. The post Peter Stewart – Photography appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • 3 Ways of Using Web Design to Create Brand

    Hala Ali
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Designing a website is an artistic and cultural achievement. Not only you need to successfully and cleverly present the content that you’re getting out to your audience, but you need to find the audience that you’re targeting and create that message for them as well. This is essentially what will create a brand. Not everyone…
  • Break the Boundaries: Daily Tips for Designers

    Shyrose Vastani
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Have you ever faced "Designers block"? Here is the way to fight with it. Normally our mind stops focusing on new aspects and loses the diversity in style of work. This happens because we stop thinking and keep on following the standard formula that previously worked. Consequently, we forget that designing is the area, where…
  • Elements of Branding through Web Design

    Mitchell Kernot
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:33 am
    The design world can seem cluttered with all of the continually louder and louder attempts at attracting the attention of viewers around the world. Websites pour on color and stylization and music and everything they can think of in a misguided attempt to force you to stay on their website a second longer. P&Co. :…
  • 5 Celebrity Brand Endorsements Made in Hell

    Hala Ali
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    Brand marketers have always appreciated the value of celebrity endorsements to meet their promotional objectives. Choose a celebrity image that matches the brand product or service and you have a match made in heaven. At least that was the traditional marketing supposition but in this age of social media the supposed ‘stopping power’ companies delved…
  • Stationary Designs are Actually Your Brand Identity

    Hala Ali
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Are stationery designers the ‘blue collar’ workers of the design industry or are they the underrated gems? I was reading a blog the other day and saw that a design firm had spotlighted a designer who specialized in stationery designs. This was a ‘top designer’ in his field for a specific crowdsourcing company. The blog…
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    PTC

  • 3D Printed Car Hits the Road

    Gary Wollenhaupt
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Coming soon to a showroom near you: the 3D printed car. Walk right in, pick out the configuration—two seats or four, convertible or hardtop, custom features—and pick it up at the end of the day. That’s the vision from the people at Phoenix-based Local Motors who developed the first 3D printed car that debuted at Chicago’s International Manufacturing Technology Show last ...
  • Harvard’s Kilobots Collaborate, Self-Organize

    Brant Henne
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Harvard faculty members recently unveiled a swarm of tiny robots, dubbed “kilobots.” The swarm consists of 1,024 members, each unit about the size of an after-dinner mint with three miniature legs. These self-organizing robots hint at the future of collective intelligence and an Internet of cooperative things. Scientists can submit a command for the swarm to collectively assume a shape, ...
  • Software Critical to Smart-Products Manufacturing

    Caterina McLean
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In my previous post, Manufacturers Reshape for Smart-Product Future, I discussed how and why consumers are demanding smarter, connected products. It’s this demand that’s created an explosion of software and networks. New technologies, applications, and devices are spanning across all types of industries from aerospace and defense, agriculture, and automotive to high-tech, medical devices, and many more. Did you know that there are ...
  • Top 5 Most Underrated Careers of 2014

    Nancy Pardo
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Stephen Kings and Don Drapers of the world are pretty rare. Advertising executives don’t have the time for impromptu trips to fabulous locations or to gently hatch catchy slogans for weeks on end, and publishers aren’t lining up to read your next hot novel. Also, lawyers mostly don’t look like Lucy Liu. A new study from CareerCast.com—a California-based job search portal specializing in ...
  • Manufacturers Reshape for Smart-Product Future

    Caterina McLean
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Software is changing the way we connect, interact and conduct business; and it’s changing on a global scale. Embedded software has existed for some time, but with the emergence of smart, connected products, manufacturers are having to reshape their business models to take advantage of new opportunities. Products today are no longer just physical or mechanical; they often have sensors and ...
 
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    HOW Design

  • Beyond Waterfall Methodology: Exploring Collaborative Workflows

    Maya Bruck
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I started designing for the web nine years ago, the process looked a lot like this: Designer designed. Designer passed comp to developer. Developer developed. Project done. Things have gotten dramatically more complex over the past nine years, but interestingly enough, our process has stayed fairly static as an industry. We still tend to work in silos, where one discipline takes care of their part and passes it along to the next. At Pixo, a digital consulting company where I work as creative director, it took getting badly burned by outdated processes to start experimenting with new…
  • Student Designer Creates Beautiful 3D Printed Prosthetics

    Jessica Farris
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    The burgeoning field of 3D printing offers endless possibilities for designers, artists and engineers alike. Although the full depth of its potential remains unplumbed, some cutting-edge designers have started experimenting with 3D printers in truly extraordinary ways. In this spirit of innovation, student designer and architect Evan Kuester created two gorgeous 3D printed prosthetic arms for fellow student Ivania Castillo, who was born without her left hand. “The world of 3D printing offers so many possibilities that once I knew such a device existed, it became one of my main interests,”…
  • True Confessions of an Interactive Designer

    Guest Contributor
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Design is a rare craft that can employ the use of infinite tools, be presented through innumerable forms of media, and can serve immeasurable and invaluable purpose. My career as a designer is as much a testament to this statement as it is proof positive that the craft of designing is ever-evolving. This requires designers to accept and adapt to new tools, media and even the very purpose their skills can serve. True Confessions of an Interactive Designer As I write this, I’m reflecting on my own history with the HOW brand. It’s clear to me that the resources designers rely on to…
  • Seriously Cool Posters from Gravillis Inc.

    Amanda Aszman
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    At this very moment, design firm Gravillis Inc. is out there in Los Angeles creating some seriously cool posters for companies such as 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Universal, HBO, FX and Netflix. Led by husband-and-wife duo Kenny and DeAnna Gravillis (who, it must be noted, met at Def Jam NYC), the agency has produced movie and television poster design for many huge productions including The Fault In Our Stars, Orange is the New Black, Blackfish and The Internship, just to name a few. Needless to say, Gravillis Inc.’s portfolio is the first place you should look for poster…
  • 11 Free Web Apps for Designers & Creatives

    Jessica Farris
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The consistently extraordinary Chris Converse has developed a brand new course for HOW Design University: Creating a Web App for iPad. In this course, you’ll learn to create a native-like web apps experience with standard web technologies. In the course, you’ll create a stunning web experience for the iPad through step-by-step lessons. You’ll even be able to deliver your Web App from your website—no app store required. The lessons in this course are perfect for sales demonstrations, customized web experiences, news and magazine publications, and well, anything else you can imagine. In…
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    Kristalia

  • Design post Cologne

    Manuel Da Ros
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Come and see our new location in Cologne/Köln: not only during the international trade fair Orgatec! We have a permanent exhibition at Design Post. Deutz-Mülheimer-Str. 22a 50679 Cologne Germany more info @ www.designpostkoeln.de L'articolo Design post Cologne sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Indie playlist

    Manuel Da Ros
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Here’s the playlist for this weekend, this time all in indie style, have fun! Local Natives – Airplanes The Head and the Heart – Another Story Beck – Blue Moon James Vincent McMorrow – Cavalier Sufjan Stevens – Chicago Rogue Wave – Eyes Dr. Dog “Jackie Wants a Black Eye” Wilco – Jesus, Etc Bright Eyes – Lover I Don’t Have to Love Vance Joy – Riptide The War on Drugs – Suffering Bon Iver – Towers The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouette Mumford And Sons – Where Are You Now L'articolo…
  • oXo by Xavier Lust

    Manuel Da Ros
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    oXo, the new collection of chairs, is the outcome of both ongoing research by Kristalia to find new production technologies and Xavier Lust’s in-depth knowledge of aluminium. In this design project, the designer highlights the hallmarks that have made him famous: curves created by his innovative process of bending metal surfaces. Preview at Biennale Interieur – Kortrijk  - Belgium – Hall 5 Stand 532 L'articolo oXo by Xavier Lust sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Soundtrack romantic dinner

    Manuel Da Ros
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    The music playlist for this week was meant to be the soundtrack to a romantic dinner, you like it? 1. Ray Charles – A fool for you 2. Etta James – At Last 3. Tony Bennett – Blue Velvet 4. Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – Body and Soul 5. Johnny Mathis – Chances Are 6. Billie Holiday I’m A Fool To Want You 7. In a sentimental mood – Duke Ellington and John Coltrane 8. Nat king cole, Nature Boy 9. Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong – Solitude 10. Ella fitzgerald and Louis armstrong – The Nearness Of You 11. Frank Sinatra –…
  • Intramuros presents the exhibition

    Manuel Da Ros
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    During Now! Design à Vivre fair from 5 to 9 September 2014, Intramuros presents the exhibition ‘Géométrie variable’ at the Café Intramuros (Hall 8), which presents a selection of furniture and objects with different configurations generating multiple uses. Stackable, inserts, nestable, mobile, folding, rolling, sliding, variable height products. Poule table design by Patrick Norguet:    Produced by Chantal Hamaide, scenography by Philippe Boisselier     L'articolo Intramuros presents the exhibition sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
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    The Springleap Blog

  • Springleap enables Nestle Content Marketing – Creative Social Content Campaign

    julia.read.92
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:47 am
    We recently had the amazing opportunity of collaborating with one of Nestle’s leading ice-cream brands King Cone and their digital agency Gorilla Creative Media to develop creative content for the King Cone social media platforms, Facebook & Twitter.   Having reached out to our creative community, they were set with the exciting endeavor to create graphics that celebrated youth in South Africa with the one, the only ruler…King Cone’s King of Cool!   Do you want to see the designs that made it into the Nestle Content Marketing’s winning spots?   You’re just…
  • Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” Design Challenge

    julia.read.92
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Two Oceans wine is looking for amazing designs that will be printed onto limited edition wine carrier bags! This is a great opportunity to create designs that will grace the arms of wine drinkers everywhere! Fame, fortune and your design seen in all the right places – sound good? Read on…   The two best designs in Two Oceans “Craft the Cooler” design challenge, will each win $1000 and be used on their limited edition cooler bags across South Africa.    Crafted by the African sun and the cool sea breeze, Two Oceans wines are produced in the Western Cape winelands,…
  • Conversations on Creativity 8.0. Event – Cape Town

    julia.read.92
    29 May 2014 | 12:33 am
    Do you enjoy conversations on creativity, are you in Cape Town this weekend, inspired by creative individuals that have a passion and love for their work and everything they do, want to be part of a day of dialogue, information sharing and entertainment…then look no further than attending the ConversationsonCreativity 8.0 event taking place this Saturday……they have an incredible line up of guest speakers!   Even better news…it’s FREE, so there is no excuse really?!   Be sure not to miss out on Conversations on Creativity, here are all the details on…
  • Cape Town Design Alert: Night of 1000 Drawings (Supportive Pre-Event)

    EranEyal
    26 Feb 2014 | 12:55 am
    Yes folks… come one, come all – Night of 1000 Drawings supportive pre-event to the build up to the main event taking place later this year, comes to again Cape Town tonight…   Here are the deets:   1000 Drawings this is a unique fundraising exhibition, where drawings donated by anyone and everyone, are collected and sold to the public.    Twenty Fifty is teaming up with 1000 Drawings – Cape Town yet again to bring you the 3rd instalment of Drink ‘n Draw right here in Cape Town.   Attendance is FREE but please click the link to Get Tickets…
  • Classic Art video of Masterpieces will blow your mind

    EranEyal
    12 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Video of Masterpieces: Once in a while an artist steps out of the mold to really blow your mind.   Animator and filmmaker Rino Stefano Tagliafierro was so taken with classic works of art that he poured his skill and time into making a masterpiece of masterpieces. A homage to the great classic art pieces that move the soul.   What better way to move the soul than with motion – bring them to life?   In this short movie entitled, “Beauty”, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro used Abobe After Effects to animate the work after cutting them out meticulously.   9…
 
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    Blue Soda Promo Blog

  • How 1 Small Business + 1 Little Promo = 4 Figure Success

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

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

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

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

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

  • Landing Page Optimization Checklist

    Giles Thomas
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
  • Cebit Global Conference for IT Business

    Giles Thomas
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:01 am
    We have been invited to attend the CEBIT 2014 New Perspectives in IT Business conference on Wednesday the 13th of March. The conference will explore cloud and big data, mobile, social business and more. Top speakers this year include: Steve Wozniak - Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inventor of the World’s First Personal Computer, Cult Icon, Computer Geek. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. Lars…
  • Mentoring Tomorrows Designers & Developers with CareerFoundry

    Giles Thomas
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are happy to announce that our Creative Director and lead UX Designer Angelo Lo Presti will be working closely with Berlin based startup CareerFoundry, helping to create the next generation of tech scene talent. His passion and expertise in UX Design will help fuel the shortage of qualified designers in Europes booming tech scene through vocational course creation and mentoring. What sets CareerFoundry apart is their individualised, inspirational mentor-led programmes versus other online educational options and the huge proportion of their students who, upon completing a course, have…
  • What is User Experience and Why is it Important?

    Giles Thomas
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:11 am
    User experience actually has a formal definition (ISO 9241-210), but it boils down to: How people respond to what they experience. This means that it includes both your system, and how people react to it. And since you can’t directly control anyone’s reaction, it is all the more important to consciously create whatever you are putting in front of them. Every aspect of your product or system affects the user experience – whether button placement, font size or colors used. This is both daunting and encouraging. It means that clever design and fine-tuning gives you the power you need to…
  • Top 10 Website Redesign Disasters – And How to Avoid Them

    Giles Thomas
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:14 am
    Redesigning your web site right requires time and effort – and money. That means avoiding potentially costly mistakes is essential. Follow these rules of thumb and you’ll be well on your way to a successful redesign. 1. Have a clear goal for your redesign Every redesign should be the result of a clear business decision. Whether fulfilling a customer need or helping to boost your sales success, you need to know your bottom line for success. 2. Know your audience The most important goal to keep in mind when planning is connecting with your target audience. Tailor your redesign to appeal to…
 
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    DesignFaves

  • Strangely hypnotic GIFs that play with shapes and motion

    Nhan Tran
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Dublin-based digital artist David Whyte makes original geometry-based GIFs on his Tumblr ‘Bees & Bombs.’ The endless loops are strangely hypnotic, deceptively minimal yet oddly compelling. Basic shapes like squares, circles and triangles are in perpetual motion in interwoven arrangements that one could stare at for hours (don’t stare too long though, you may get dizzy). These fantastic GIFs are created with the programming language Processing. Who knew simple shapes could look so fascinating? If you like what you see below, there’s much more where that came from on…
  • Can artistically presented food actually make it taste better? Turns out it can.

    Steph Guinan
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A foodie knows that plating a meal is an art, but a University of Oxford psychological survey took it one step further to study what happens when food actually looks like art. They arranged a plate of salad into an abstract painting to see what impact it had on the meal. One group had a salad arranged like Kandinsky’s Painting No. 201, another group had the same ingredients served in neat rows, and a third group’s salad was served in a pile at the center of the plate. The results show that the Kandinsky-styled meal performed better in every category that was measured, including making…
  • A coloring book for grown-ups—18 pages that are sad but true!

    Steph Guinan
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It’s the flash of nostalgia for childhood coloring books that make this adult version so ironic. The Coloring Book For Grown-Ups, an actual coloring book by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jenson, holds true to form with just simple black and white line drawings and some witty captions. The comedic look at the angst of adulthood includes activities such as “Draw the person you thought you’d grow up to be before you abandoned all your hopes and dreams” and a maze of how to escape the friend zone with someone you’d like to date. Do you relate to the coloring book pages below? Source
  • See this adorable Bull Terrier explore a humorous illustrated world

    Justin Crowe
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Jimmy Choo (the dog) has embarked on an adventure into an alternate reality. He stars in a fun project by illustrator Rafael Mantesso who places his beloved Bull Terrier in funny illustrated scenarios. Montesso, illustrator and editor in chief of a gastronomy marketing site, was inspired by a new era in his life after separating from his wife. With Jimmy Choo as his at-home companion they began to collaborate on fun drawings. Below you will see the adorable Bull Terrier depicted as a rock star, an angel and even a nude model. See the newest images on his Instagram!  Source
  • Polished digital art and sculptures that transform the human body

    Justin Crowe
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    South Korean artist Kyu-In Shim is a figurative sculptor working in both the physical and virtual realms. His work explores human emotions and conflicts like sorrow, loneliness and companionship through manipulated figures with replaced appendages or bubbling effects. Shim’s ‘Small Place’ series is created completely digitally and features all-white figures in human relationships through often dependent or unhealthy narratives. One image shows a solid white cube with a group of feet underneath. Only a few feet touch the ground leaving the others delusional to the…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • Layout Your Source Code With Seven Free Pro Fonts

    Foster D. Coburn III
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When you are including source code in your designs, it is good to have a font that is monospaced so that all of the text stays in neat columns. Today's font, Source Code Pro, gives you seven weights of OpenType fonts with larger than normal character sets. Each weight even includes some of the old DOS characters for drawing borders and other interesting effects. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You…
  • CorelDRAW's Alignment Shortcut Keys

    Foster D. Coburn III
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    In Using Shortcut Keys Saves Time!, I shared some of the most useful shortcut keys available in CorelDRAW. Along with that post, I included a picture of my keyboard which is admittedly dirty from constant usage. One commenter didn't like my keyboard and another said I should have listed the alignment shortcut keys. So today I have a different keyboard photo and the requested alignment shortcuts. For those wanting a lot more way to save time, please consider CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed as it contains more than 600 pages of detailed information plus more than 13 hours of tutorial videos. I…
  • Adding SSD, Mechanical and Blu-Ray Drives to Our Dream Computer

    Foster D. Coburn III
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    For the past few weeks I've been suggesting parts for a dream computer. As explained, my goal is not to provide the most expensive machine possible, but rather a computer that provides a lot of bang for the buck. Today we're going to add some drives to the computer. If you've missed any of the previous installments, they are linked below. Intel i7-4790K Processor Heartbeat of Computer and UsersGigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H Motherboard Perfect for i7-4790K CPUIncrease Your Memory With Fast G.Skill Ripjaws RAMAdding the GTX 780 Video Card to Our Dream ComputerPower Up Our Dream Computer With XFX Pro…
  • Using Shortcut Keys Saves Time!

    Foster D. Coburn III
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I got a question recently where a user asked about changing the icons for some common commands in CorelDRAW. My answer was quite simple and that would be to use keyboard shortcuts instead. I never use the icons on the Standard toolbar and instead use my fingers to press the appropriate keys. If you only want to memorize a few shortcut keys, I have some of the best listed below. A benefit of many of these keystrokes is that they also work the same in other Windows software. As you can see from the photo of my keyboard at right, my keys get quite a workout! Ctrl + O—Open a fileCtrl + N—New…
  • Making Sure Your Outlines Will Scale With Your Artwork

    Foster D. Coburn III
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    How many times have you opened up some artwork and scaled it to a different size only to find that the outline width didn't scale with the artwork? There are a variety of ways to resolve this in CorelDRAW, though I've only found one way that is truly reliable. Even those of you dinosaurs using ancient versions of CorelDRAW will find this feature works. Yup, it has been in there for many versions now. In CorelDRAW, select Edit | Find and Replace | Replace Objects. In the dialog box that appears select Replace outline pen properties and click Next to get the dialog box shown below. Choose the…
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Simple ways to make big changes in your new home

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Decorating your new home doesn’t have to be an expensive and lengthy process that will have you tearing your hair out. Making small changes to your new home will make a big difference! Bring in chic accessories and decorate your interior with your own personal style to create your dream home in no time at all. We spend a third of our lifetime asleep, so seen as you’ll be spending a lot of time in bed, we recommend purchasing a quality duvet for your new home. Remember – the higher the tog, the warmer the duvet. A simple way to style up your bedroom is with a funky duvet cover; it will…
  • 10 ways to become more energy efficient

    strawberry_admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Making small changes in your home can help to create a cleaner and greener environment as well as save on those pricey energy bills. It can be done without breaking the bank, here are a few simple ways of cutting down your energy costs: Change to energy saving light bulbs They last 10x longer than a standard bulb and can save you £40 per bulb installed. Don’t overfill your kettle Only fill the kettle with the minimum amount needed to save energy. Unplug devices not in use Devices continue to draw power even when they’re in standby mode or not in use, this is known as ‘vampire power’.
  • The best way to create the illusion of space

    strawberry_admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Mirrors are a godsend to interior designers creating the illusion of depth, brightening and adding an interesting design element to any space. A perfectly styled, placed and angled mirror can work wonders on a small or darkened room by completely transforming how the room looks. We all know it’s an optical illusion, but mirrors can add square footage without the cost of knocking down walls. Placing a mirror on a wall opposite a window or entrance will reflect incoming light and brighten the room. A bold, decorative or oversized mirror can become a great visual focal point. Remember to…
  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    All this talk of decorating has worked up a bit of an appetite at Tony’s HQ and we fancied a bit of a barbecue. This recipe is dead simple. Make the sauce the night before, turn on the slow cooker at breakfast time and by the time you come home from work it’s ready to go. Serve with chips, corn and breadrolls…yum! Ingredients 1.5kg boneless pork shoulder and for the BBQ sauce you need… 1 tbsp olive oil 1 finely chopped onion 3 chopped garlic cloves 400g tin chopped tomatoes 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tbsp Chipotle sauce 3 tbsp sherry vinegar First…
  • Getting ready for University

    strawberry_admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s been a couple of weeks since the A-Level results came out and the countdown is on for students across the country ahead of the new university year. Moving away from home for the first time can be stressful enough so why not think about how you’re going to furnish your room, flat or house? Here are our top 5 essentials… 1. Duvet, pillows and bedding A decent duvet is a must – it’ll get you through some cold nights and also be a life saver when you’re curled up on a sofa nursing a hangover (try to drink responsibly!). You’ll also need pillows and other bedding so get…
 
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    Top Creative Works

  • Simple design of gum packaging box

    skyant
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Gumfriend extractor is a kind of packaging box that is designed for candy, which can contain a dozen gum, easy to use, without touching the palm of the hand, health and hygiene. In addition, Gumfriend is made from non-toxic and environmentally friendly plastic, can be recycled. Produced by Gumfriend Team. You Might Also LikeCardboard egg boxGood way to save soapA bird coffin designEnvironmentally friendly design – hydrodynamic clockColourless Coke can
  • Bicycle saddle lock

    skyant
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    How to use: Open the fixed valve below the saddle, pull out the saddle, and then take a key to open and expand the chain to lock the bicycle, the process just take 30 seconds. Designed by Seatylock. You Might Also LikeSoda valveInterLock bicycle lockThe abaca bicycle chain and letters lockVersatile tool walletChain bench
  • Some cute animal boxes

    skyant
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Simple lines and cute shape are the main characteristics of these beech wood animal box. These boxes are unique sculptures, can be used to store articles. Designed by the New York designer Karl Zahn. You Might Also LikeWood animal shaped USB flash driveSophia table lampIce Cream High-heeled ShoesSoda valveStick droplight
  • Climbable vertical apartment in France

    skyant
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    To celebrate its new store titled Mega opening in France, IKEA and Ubi Bene installed a climbable wall. This vertical design contains some items that can be bought in Mega store, such as bed, bookshelf, desk, printer, carpets, towels and chair. Sofa and rocking chair can provide a space for the participants to rest. You Might Also LikeCreative rocking chair with a desk lampChair bookshelfA magic bed 7-23Ali Di Luna rocking chairSwingers
  • Creative license plate design with signal light

    skyant
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    The traffic lights at the crossroads can relieve traffic congestion, improve driving safety, but for the small car driver, it is difficult to judge what is state of the front traffic light if there is a big truck blocking the traffic lights. To solve this problem, the designers Jin Won Heo and Da Som Kim integrate the signal lights and car license plate, add a signal lights indication screen below the plate, this light can display the front of the traffic lights state to avoid the occurrence of accidents. You Might Also LikeFollowatch, watch conceptWater bottle beltRotatable umbrella…
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    Triitme!

  • Leica retrieves tradition for its latest release

    Sara Pérez
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    2014 is an important year for Leica. The brand turns 100 years and its famous series M turns 60. Because of this, they have decided to release a very special edition, an authentic recreation of the legendary M. In these days, a digital camera without LCD screen and without an advanced menu of options is not common at all. However, this is how the recently launched M Edition 60 is built; a camera that only features basic yet essential options like speed, lens opening, sensibility and white balance. At first sight, the more complete the camera is, the better it is but this motto is starting to…
  • London Design Festival: the not-to-miss essentials!

    Carlota Torres
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Last Saturday began one of the most important design events worldwide. The London Design Festival will be going on until this Sunday, September 21st. For an entire week the British capital will be filled with lights, colours and beautiful, surprising designs. There are many things to see, loads of events to attend…but time is limited! And that’s why here we present you our particular selection of the essentials, basics and musts for this years edition. Because we don’t want you to get lost! -100% design: 17th – 20th September It’s the must of musts! The biggest design show in…
  • The most artful side of political protests

    Sara Pérez
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today, we woke up in the mood of complaining, we want to protest! – but in a positive way, of course!-, and we want to spread it among our readers; that’s why we’re recommending Disobedient Objects, the first exhibition that offers you the possibility to explore the powerful role that objects play in grassroots movements for social change; because political activism also generates design! The truth is that museums are not usually up to show this kind of art so thanks, London’s V&A Museum for giving us the opportunity to know more about these controversial pieces! “We…
  • It’s Gallery Time!

    Sara Pérez
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Art will explode in Madrid this weekend with the celebration of Apertura 2014, a new edition of an event that means the beginning of an artistic season in the city. With the aim of spreading Spanish art internationally, the Association of Art Galleries in Madrid organizes the 5th edition of this party that can be compared to the Gallery Weekend in Berlin and the Choices Collectors Weekend in Paris. 44 galleries are part of this special opening that counts on more than 100 artists, starting today at 5.00 pm. Next to this, institutions like Reina Sofía Museum, CentroCentro, Thyssen Museum and…
  • “The best surf spot is the one we haven’t discovered yet”

    Carlota Torres
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Design and surf are their biggest passions. Andrea Masini and Giulia Bartolucci absolutely love what they do. And they certainly do what they love. Together they form Femo Factory, a brand that designs and produces handmade surf and skate boards, inspired by the swaying of waves and all those tiny yet beautiful things and moments in life. Femo is about poetry; it’s about happiness, about a unique, extraordinary way of facing life. We had an amazing chat with them, and here is what they told us: This first one probably goes without saying, but it’s always nicer to hear it from you: why…
 
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    Udara Jay.

  • The Complicated Process of Keeping it Simple.

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Franklin Gothic, Freight Text
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Proxima Nova, FF Tisa
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
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    Fonts: Albertus, Nitti
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Utopia, Museo Sans
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    Jeremiah Shoaf
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: ITC Clearface, Brandon Grotesque
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  • WWF WrestleMania logo vector free download

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    22 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    WWF WrestleMania vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo WWF WrestleMania vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post WWF WrestleMania logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    Halls vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Halls current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Halls vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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    22 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
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  • DYI – Marble Dipped Mug

    kyla
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    For most of last week I was sick and in bed with the most horrendous cold. After fighting it off for two weeks with the boy and kiddos sick as well, my body finally said uncle, you’ve joined the sick club too lady. Trying to make the most of my down time, I of course perused Pinterest! I’ve been meaning to do a quick and easy DIY on the blog and was looking for some inspiration when found this project I thought was super cool! I had seen marbling techniques on nails but on glassware, it was soooo fresh. That’s when the lightbulb lit up above my head while sipping on tea…
  • I Make Emily Henderson Cry

    kyla
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Yep, it’s that time again. Time to show you how the imperfect nooks of disaster in my home make Emily Henderson cry tears of sadness. Today I’m going to feature my guest bedroom dresser. You may remember seeing a picture of it on my to-do list post (and yes, I’m still hacking away at that sucka). This nook is still a work in progress as are most nooks in my home, but let’s just have a gander, shall we? Gasp. Oh sweet kitten, I would not be surprised if you just fell to the floor in sheer and utter disappointment. Quick, someone help Emily up before she wrinkles…
  • Domaine Home #MYDOMAINE

    kyla
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    OMG! OMG! OMG! I’m totally geeking out! In fact, you could say I’m a giddy little school girl jumping up and down with glee. My pipe shelf photo was one of the 14 chosen in the #MYDOMAINE Instagram Challenge! All participants were asked to show off their proudest organization moment. To be be included with names like Honey Lake Studio and Kapito Muller Interior is an incredible honor and pushes me to keep doing what I’m doing. SOOOOO, a big shout out to Domaine for including me in this list. You have no idea how happy you made me!   You can check out the entire…
  • AND THE WINNER IS…

    kyla
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Congrats! A. Elaine Killen! YOU WON! Email me at hello@houseofhipsters.com with your address and I will send your Heartbeats Necklace by Erica Weiner out to you shortly! Thanks to everyone who participated, and keep checking back for more giveaways to enter..and for the weird stuff I write about =) The post AND THE WINNER IS… appeared first on HOUSE OF HIPSTERS.
  • Free Printables

    kyla
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    So we did another set of printables for you guys. If you missed last month’s, click here. They are in the 5 X 7 format (I’m still working on different sizing options), but I think I you guys SHOULD be able to shrink AND enlarge if you print them with someone like Shutterfly since I gave you a pretty high resolution. So my darlings, are you excited to see what we have for you this month? Excellent! Here’s the first one, and there’s THREE MORE after the jump! “damn it feels good to be a gangsta” “i love you the mostest”   INSTRUCTIONS: All…
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  • Ceramic Masters

    Darren Barnard
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Ceramic Masters Now days everything seems to be mass produced especially from china or Korea. But Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is home to over 300 ceramics studios where artists use traditional techniques to produce a wide range of functional pottery and artwork. Nearly 40 of the studios still use wood-fired kilns. Below is an awesome video showing how their make ceramics. So next time you see a made in china label on the bottom of one of your bowls. You can truly appreciate the skill and amazing hate work that goes into it. To view more on this…
  • An Amazing Art Book About Papercraft

    Darren Barnard
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    An Amazing Art Book About Papercraft I have always enjoyed origarmi and creating things with paper. Paper Play is a new 256 page book that has just been published by Gingko Press. The book explores the use of paper in contemporary art and design. Paper Play features 82 designers and artists who use paper in imaginative and creative ways, to create Sculptures, jewelry,street art, installations and the list goes on. Below are just a few of my favorites.  You can get if for $26.00 from amazon. Its definitely and amazing art book to have on ones coffee table. To view more Visit: Paper…
  • New Conceptual Fine Art Photography

    Darren Barnard
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    New Conceptual Fine Art Photography I recently have discovered photographer Oleg Oprisco  who lives and works in Kiev. I was blown away  with his vivid style of conceptual photography that places subjects in the middle of surreal and fantastic tableaus. Oprisco spends large amounts of time scouring flea markets and resale shops to collect props, costumes, and other items for each shot which he often sketches beforehand in a sketchbook, with the final shoot requiring 2-3 days of preparation. Earlier this year in an interview with 500xp  he was asked to give advice to amateur/student…
  • Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural

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

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

    DesignCular Team
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Everyone loves to share stuff! One must be the one loving to share his views on Facebook, or photographs on Facebook, and some like to share the photographs of their favorite dishes. The tomb is one of the micro blogging platforms, and is very widely used throughout the world. Owned by yahoo, and launched by David Corp, this has reached wonderful levels in terms of the traffic and highly active … The post 30+ Free Tumblr Themes appeared first on DesignCular.
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid in Logo Design

    DesignCular Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    Our name represents ourselves, and a logo represents a firm. We might not really knowing the names of a few particular firms, but with the help of the logo itself, we can recognize about the quality of the brand, what it offers, and how it offers it. A good logo is very important to the customer appealing point of view, and is something, that you will find on every official … The post Common Mistakes to Avoid in Logo Design appeared first on DesignCular.
  • Top 25 Free Blogger Templates 2014

    DesignCular Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:53 am
    WordPress might have gained the monopoly and the majority in the blogging CMS sector today, but due to the awesome level of simplicity and lightness, blogger still has its grace alive. Blogger was the first ever blogging platform, now owned by Google, and provides the most easiest blogging experience, and customization over it. Designing a blogger template is easier than anything! But, time is something that is difficult to afford, … The post Top 25 Free Blogger Templates 2014 appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 25 Best Responsive HTML Email Templates

    DesignCular Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    We do not send letters anymore, nor do we rely on the telegrams. Almost every person you meet in day to day life has an Email account. May be be for professional communication, transaction initiation, or anything that requires 2 people to interact, email is considered the most trusted and efficient sources, because of the wonderful capabilities, speed, cheap cost and the flexibility to add anything, customize anything, according to … The post 25 Best Responsive HTML Email Templates appeared first on DesignCular.
  • Free Responsive html5 Websites Template

    DesignCular Team
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    It’s been a long time already that HTML5 and CSS3 have been around, and the pro developers have been onto sharing cool resources for the newbie ones to be excelling using this wonderful web designing platform, and produce the best results for themselves or their clients. Templates using the HTML5 and CSS3, have also been a great hype and all the new developers working on them! You may also find … The post Free Responsive html5 Websites Template appeared first on DesignCular.
 
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  • Build your brand with calendars and increase sales for a whole twelve months

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Are you looking to increase the visibility of your business? If so, then using various “brand building” techniques might be one of your best bets. Not only are brand building techniques incredibly important to sustaining a long-term look and design for your business (your brand), they give you the chance to make even more money via product sales.What about calendars? Have you ever thought about giving away promotional calendars? Or even selling them? Business calendars are a common purchase for people who visit websites and gift shops and can be a good way to unconsciously cement yourself…
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    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today we're giving you 18% off flyers ... that's right, a whopping saving of £18 in every £100 you spend! Now could be the right time to get those flyers made. Even if your artwork isn't quite ready, order today to take advantage of this great discount.No coupon codes - just add your flyers to your cart and our checkout will do the rest when you're done adding products.Click here to visit our Flyers
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    We're dedicated to providing you with the best products at the best prices, so to that end, we've slashed the prices on around half our products making your marketing budget stretch even further and ultimately achieving a bigger return on your investment. And we're not just talking a few pence here and there ... we mean you will save pounds!  All of the prices we've cut have dropped by at least 10% and some nearly 25%! Products that have been reduced include:  Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Letterheads, Wall Calendars, Desk…
  • 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Business Cards

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Every business should be left in no doubt about how important having  business cards can be. They give you the opportunity you need to really boost your business’ credentials and give potential clients or even business partners a means of contacting you in the future. Business cards play an important networking role in the modern environment, and it’s important that businesses the world around are able to capitalise on this type of effective and decisive marketing technique – so what’s so powerful about having business cards? If you aren’t sure, here are three sure-fire reasons…
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    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're feeling generous this August Bank Holiday weekend (even though the weather isn't) so we're knocking a further 5% off all our products so you can save even more on our already competitive prices. Boost your sales for less with our exceptional printed products.The discount will be applied automatically when you checkout, just add all the items you want to your cart. Of course, we're still delivering to UK addresses for free so there are no hidden costs.Also, let's not forget our daily deals which still apply during this promotion, so you can save even more money on selected products…
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  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    caitlink
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    MBecchi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    MBecchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

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

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The back button is the most widely used command on the web, so from the moment a visitor lands on your homepage it needs to be working to help keep visitors on your site. If your website can’t fill users’ needs immediately, they are likely to exit your site without taking the time to look around. However, by avoiding these common mistakes on your homepage, you can create a website that grabs your visitors’ attentions and gives them a reason to stay. Too Busy of a Homepage Graphics can create a visually interesting website, but too much animation or added graphics can make…
  • Hello World Design Selected For Multiple CSS Garden Awards!

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Hello World Design is proud to announce that we have been selected for CSS Garden awards for our work on the websites of Portland-based law firm, ICS-law.org, and certification and inspection tag manufacture, Certags. As part of the awards, these two websites were featured front and center on the CSS Garden homepage. Located in Portland, Ore., ICS Law is a non-profit immigration law firm that is dedicated to serving the needs of the Oregon immigrant communities. ICS has more than three decades of experience providing quality, affordable immigration legal services, including anti-human…
  • Blazin’ Hydrographics Rolls Out New Look

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

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

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

    Serifs&Sans
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    UX Myths posters by Alessandro Giammaria.
  • Weather App Design by Jonathan Quinin

    Serifs&Sans
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Weather app design by Jonathan Quintin. From the designer: Development on a self initiated project for a dashboard for the world’s weather. I wanted to bring abit of personality to the locations using well know phrases to compliment the location.Keeping the design clean and subtle, yet using gradient accent points for rollover / active states.STUDIOJQ Do not own the rights to any of the images used.Designed at STUDIOJQ©  
  • Music Packaging for Emily Haines

    Serifs&Sans
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Music packaging by Joshua Lynne.
  • T-Shirt Design and Branding for Hickory Co

    Serifs&Sans
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    T-shirt design and branding for Hickory Co by Zane Kaiser.
  • Headphones Packaging – New Zealand All Blacks for Ruby World Cup

    Serifs&Sans
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Headphones packaging and design by Max Kuehne and Paperlux. From the designers: Congratulations to the All Blacks on winning the Rugby World Cup 2011! adidas asked our friends and partners from The Art Box Collection to develop a present for the players and 40 partners. Alex Sun and Richard Lange developed 70 personalised and individual boxes together with our Creative Director Max Kuehne. This unique cherrywod box is etched with motives developed by the moko-artist Rangi Kipa from New Zealand. The doors can be pushed open into 4 directions and generate 4 different mokos. Inside the box,…
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  • Renovation by Mole design

    Vania
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Mole design project recently completed the renovation of a Shi house. Storage is maximized throughout the kitchen and living area with the use of matt white handleless panels. In addition, a custom built – in a collection of wood storage from the kitchen to the bedrooms while integrating shelving, lighting and a home office. The designers prefer a natural materials such a stone, wood and iron in light earth colors. Read the rest of Renovation by Mole design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens

    Vania
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    If you take a look at the portfolio of Thomas Laurens will be impressed by his design of the staircase, part of unique interior projects. This is a serious challenge for any designer. The smaller design challenges, such as Swarm shelf system and two-seater table – Unfold, for children in bright yellow, also hint at his talent to design a small but clever objects. Every parent would love the table, which is solid, without the little details and perfect for creative performances of two small kids. Read the rest of Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens originally posted on…
  • Sidney chic coastal residence by C+M Studio

    Vania
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Elegant, chic, beautiful walnut cladding and gently curved walnut wall characterize the amazing redesign created by C+M Studio. Combining costal residence tranquility and warmth with modern renowned furniture design (including furniture and lighting pieces from Living Edge, Jardan, Cult, Otomys, Staple and Co) and contemporary art details the space captures with is welcoming open plan living areas and intrigues with the clear lined and secluded privet rooms. Read the rest of Sidney chic coastal residence by C+M Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Green House with Rooftop Terrace Garden

    Vania
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Singapore, of course, with its mild climate, great botanical variety and abundance of sunlight is a perfect place for designing and constructing houses with luxuriant plant life and let the beautiful living greenery define and vitalize the spaces. When Formwerkz Architects re-built this, generations owned, semi-detached house they use, to full advantage, the benefits of creating secluded and beautiful privet gardens. They constructed the house using layers of a green variety and provided distance-shelter from the outside world through green walls, cement pots, terrace-edge decoration and…
  • Luxury Vila Madalena with Smooth Indoor Decor

    Vania
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    This modern luxury house situated in culturally and socially interesting neighborhood of São Paulo is typical Brazilian contemporary design example. Modern lux and elegant comfort fill the premises – high-quality materials – polished wood, marble and stone constructs, shining surfaces and glass partitions interact in black metal framing. The robust architectural structure is dynamically vivid by the close relation with the surrounding gardens. Black aluminum framed floor-to-ceiling windows secure unobstructed view and passage between the indoor greenery and the indoor smooth décor.
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  • Nine warning signs of a difficult design client

    Tom Nagel
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Most designers will, at some point, work with a client who is difficult to please. Even if you work through all the challenges and frustrations and somehow manage to satisfy the client, the final design often ends up being worse due to the client’s micromanagement or ill-advised preferences. What if you knew in advance that a prospective client would be difficult, so you could spare yourself the trouble of meeting their unrealistic expectations? Well, in many instances you can, if you look for these nine warning signs: The client has gone through more than one designer already, and…
  • The pros and cons of selling web hosting

    Tom Nagel
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    If you’re a web designer, you’ve probably had more than one client ask you about hosting: Where will my site be hosted? Do you provide hosting? Can I continue hosting my site with my current provider? Some clients are particularly hands-off and need someone to handle everything relating to their website, including domain registration, hosting, and help with email setup.  Designers and agencies with clients like this typically do one of two things: They point the client in the direction of a recommended hosting provider, and perhaps guide them through the signup process.  This…
  • Are you acting in the best interests of your clients?

    Tom Nagel
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    One frustration I have with our industry is that some designers don’t always act in their clients’ best interests. There are several notable ways in which this problem manifests itself: Not addressing the client’s business needs. Designers take pride in the fact that they aren’t merely artists; they solve problems for their clients. All too often, however, designers fall into the trap of trying to make something look nice, and they lose sight of the big picture. Websites with image-heavy splash pages are the perfect example of this, as are sites that don’t…
  • How clients attempt to take over the design process (and what to do about it)

    Tom Nagel
    14 Sep 2012 | 6:07 am
    Throughout my career I’ve never had to fire a client, but looking back, there are several times I probably should have. And in every case, in one way or another, it’s because the client attempted to take over the design process. Creating a website typically involves several steps: discovery, planning, design, development, testing, final revisions, and then launch. In my experience, the design phase is the toughest to get through, because it’s where problems with communication and expectations are most likely to arise. It’s when you find out whether you’ve got a…
  • Keep clients and foster trust by downselling

    Tom Nagel
    10 Sep 2012 | 4:52 am
    A few days ago, I met with a prospective client, and during the course of our discussion I found myself repeatedly trying to convince them to abandon many of the plans they had for their new website. The client had some interesting ideas: a new e-commerce system, a custom video upload tool, and a mobile app, among others. But due to their needs and circumstances, these ideas would have been profitable only to my company, without much benefit to them. I explained this, and advised them that we should focus on what they really need: A redesign, a better CMS, and some important SEO improvements.
 
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