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  • The Trick to Stopping Poison Oak & Poison Ivy

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    Design Mom
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    By Gabrielle. Poison Ivy botanical print found here. Oh my goodness. At the moment, there is a major portion of my brain fixated on poison oak and poison ivy. Turns out I’m highly allergic! And I’ve been battling some intense poison oak rashes for months. I’ve had shots, used up dozens of tubes of prescription cream, and taken one million showers to ease the itch. (Oh the drama! Hah!) Remember the red dress I wore to the Iris Awards? It was chosen because it covered my poison oak rash all over my arms and legs. Happily I think I’ve finally got it under control. So…
  • 10 Best Free Online Courses for Web Designers

    JUST™ Creative
    Jacob Cass
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    This post has been contributed by Aaron Black. The Internet is full of information you can use to learn new skills and even change your career. Go from a manager to a web designer in your own time and at your own pace using free Internet courses. Here are ten great courses you can take to help you become a web designer. What is more impressive is that all of them offer courses, be them full or beginner, for absolutely nothing. You get all the information for free, though some do insist that you start up a free account before you begin so that you may track your progress and buy more advanced…
  • An old factory transformed into a relaxing office space

    The Design Home
    Ivana Mirchevska
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
      The interior of the business premises of “Brooklyn Decks” is an example of how a little creativity in the design can turn an old and unusable space into a working environment that is... The post An old factory transformed into a relaxing office space appeared first on The Design Home.
  • 5 Office Hacks that Will Make Your Life Easier with Glad Press’n Seal

    The Office Stylist
    Rima Butto
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I’m all for unique uses of regular household items AKA Lifehacks, so I’m super excited to share my latest discovery. You may already be familiar with Glad Press’n Seal for its uses in the kitchen (it’s better than basic plastic wrap for sealing food and the like), but did you know it can be used a ton of different ways in the office? You just have to think a little outside the…
  • “The Office Network” by Knoll @ Neocon 2015

    Dedece Blog
    John Engelen
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
    At the 47th anniversary of NeoCon, the annual contract industry trade show which took place in Chicago June 15th to 17th, Knoll demonstrated a range of adaptable furniture solutions that support technology and its dynamic role in connecting people in and across workplaces. Knoll’s theme for NeoCon 2015 was the “Office Network” which crystallized the relationship between the evolving role of social networks in the workplace and the technology networks and on-demand power and data access that enable them. The Office Network presentations showcased areas to welcome, connect and…
 
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  • Wine Carafes

    Toxel.com
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Beautiful wine carafes designed by Etienne Meneau look like human veins, hearts, and tree branches. Unique glass carafes will help you store, present and serve delicious wine. Also check out: Wine Rings and Seven Deadly Sins Wine Glasses
  • Skateboard Skulls

    Toxel.com
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Broken skateboard decks recycled and transformed into wooden skulls by talented Canadian artist Beto Janz. Souls of broken skateboards will live on in the form of skateboard skulls. Also check out: Skateboard Sculptures and Skateboard Guitars
  • Rusting Car Wrap

    Toxel.com
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Brand new Volkswagen van wrapped in realistic rust artwork and disguised to look like an old rusting car. Protect your new car with “rust-look” stickers designed by Clyde Wraps. Also check out: Eyelashes for your Car and Steering Wheel Desk
  • Thread Rainbows

    Toxel.com
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Beautiful rainbows made by Gabriel Dawe out of thread of different colors. Colorful art installations created with thread, painted wood, and hooks. Also check out: Rainbow Food and Rainbow Book of Color
  • Tree Staircase

    Toxel.com
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Modular spiral staircase designed by Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre can be safely and easily attached to a tree. CanopyStair system does not damage the tree trunk and can be removed without any tools. Beautiful spiral staircase for your tree house. CanopyStair Also check out: Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator
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    Yanko Design

  • Time at Its Least

    Troy Turner
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:59 am
    In the designer’s own words, there’s simply “not much to say about Circulo!” Beautifully simple, the modern design presents a different way of telling time. The primary circle revolves around the greater space to indicate the hour while also revolving around itself to give the minutes with a small orange dial. Hence its name! Next to the sundial, it’s time represented in its most reduced and familiar visual form! Designer: Andrés Felipe Gil
  • The Ultimate Cool-Tool

    Sarang Sheth
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Every once in a while you come face to face with a product that redefines its standards in a way so simple, you wonder, “Why didn’t anyone every think of this before?” The Aperture Wrench is an aptly named wrench that takes inspiration from a camera’s aperture and the way it transforms. The wrench is designed around this awe-inspiring kaleidoscopic motion, allowing it to transform in size and fit around nuts and bolts of varying dimensions. It also includes a light ring around the aperture of the spanner, enabling you to work even in low light conditions. The Aperture…
  • Indicator Innovation

    Sarang Sheth
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Why leave sophistication to the cars? We spend our time encouraging bicycling as a greener and healthier mode of transport, but we don’t do much to better the experience through innovation. Designer Elnur Babayev gave the cycling experience the transformation it strongly needed. The Cyclee is the coolest thing to happen to the bicycle since spoke beads. The Cyclee is a pretty nifty projector that uses your back as a canvas to project signals and relevant warning signs to alert the person riding/driving/locomoting behind you. Pair it with its mobile app and you’re set to go. Cyclee…
  • Rain-Ready Racer

    Troy Turner
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The F1 series McLaren-Honda concept explores the design, proportions and regulations of Formula 1 racing in the near distant future. The foremost feature visualizes what the sport might look like if enclosed cockpits were adopted in place of the standard open design. The driving force isn’t looks, but safety in wet weather in which F1 no longer participates. Apart from the canopy, the car features wider rear tires with an increased diameter along with an overall wider stance. A notably smaller front wing is less complex to reduce sensitivity to turbulent air. Designer: Andries van Overbeeke
  • 3D Printed Phalanges!

    Troy Turner
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    As advanced as 3D printing has become, we still imagine the results as being rudimentary. The Printed Prehensile is an exploration into complex 3D printing capability and attempts to register similar characteristics with the human appendage. Prehensile offers the user both an elegant, familiar form with hardy, easy-to-incorporate materials to make the hand not only normal to the eye, but attractive. Emulating the 27 bones of the hand, the internal rigging consists of various thicknesses of aluminium tubing and coiled springs. The core elastic driver behind the flexor and extensor movement is…
 
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  • A Few Things

    Design Mom
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Photo and text by Gabrielle. Hello, Friends. Happy Independence Day Weekend! Any fun plans? We’re heading to an Oakland A’s game tonight. After the game they invite everyone down on the field to watch fireworks. It’s pretty magical! It always happens on July 3rd and it’s an Oakland tradition. On Saturday, we’ve got a hike in the redwoods and a family picnic back at our house. Then on Sunday, I hope we get to sing a bunch of the patriotic hymns. They’re some of my favorites! Don’t you feel like America the Beautiful has some truly epic lyrics? I mean…
  • Personality Tests

    Design Mom
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    By Gabrielle. Yesterday, a friend shared this link to a free 10-minute Meyers-Briggs personality test. Do you know your Meyers-Briggs classification? Apparently there are 16 options. And until I took the test yesterday, I didn’t know mine. I remember taking a similar test years ago — it must have been when we lived in New York — though I wasn’t paying much attention to the results and don’t recall what they were. But I come across Meyers-Briggs references frequently, and sometimes wish I had a better understanding of the whole thing, so when I saw the 10 minute test…
  • The Trick to Stopping Poison Oak & Poison Ivy

    Design Mom
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    By Gabrielle. Poison Ivy botanical print found here. Oh my goodness. At the moment, there is a major portion of my brain fixated on poison oak and poison ivy. Turns out I’m highly allergic! And I’ve been battling some intense poison oak rashes for months. I’ve had shots, used up dozens of tubes of prescription cream, and taken one million showers to ease the itch. (Oh the drama! Hah!) Remember the red dress I wore to the Iris Awards? It was chosen because it covered my poison oak rash all over my arms and legs. Happily I think I’ve finally got it under control. So…
  • The Treehouse: Entry Refresh + a Minted Giveaway!

    Design Mom
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    Photos and text by Gabrielle. This post is sponsored by Minted. Don’t miss the $700 Minted Giveaway at the bottom of this post! I’m super excited to show you today what we’ve done in the entry! Let’s start with some background: When we first moved in, the area right inside the front door was floored with tile, which transitioned to rug. (You can see a peek of the tile in this post.) The entry is an open area, with no front closet or storage, and it’s separated from the living room by the brick fireplace. To the left, as you enter the home, there is a hallway —…
  • Living With Kids: Jane Rhodes, Part Two

    Design Mom
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    By Gabrielle. Photos by Becky Kimball. When Jane Rhodes invited us to take a fresh peek into her family’s Utah home, I recalled how much we all enjoyed the 2012 tour of their Boston home. Remember? The kids’ bedroom decor reflected their unique personalities and interests at the time, there was enough space carved out for everyone even if it meant a reading nook took residence under the staircase or a craft table was stuffed perfectly in a tight window space, and there were those cute extra beds in the master bedroom waiting patiently for nighttime visitors of the small kind! It was all…
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  • Essential Objects: Tools That Make You Want to Work (Even on a Monday)

    99uteam
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Like a brand new pair of running shoes gets you excited to go the gym, the best office supplies get you excited to get back to work—even on a Monday. We rounded up 10 of the objects that keep us whistling on our way to work every day of the week. Outdoor Voices Tote ($40) We’re all about making things happen, and this durable, recycled Baggu canvas tote couldn’t be a better helper. Outdoor Voices says their motto is “Doing things is better than not doing things,” which makes us feel like they just get us. Bin Bin Wastepaper Basket ($55) Sometimes it’s just better to scrap it…
  • Two Time-Tricks to Help Avoid Creativity’s Rabbit Holes

    99uteam
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Yasmine Gateau Creative blocks are an obvious foe to work; however, getting lost in creativity can be just as inefficient. Although we strive to reach those moments where we can get completely lost in our work, we also lose all sense of time. We usually don’t view this a problematic as we deem the time as productive. However, when we use our creativity as our profession and have multiple clients, losing track of time can be a huge pitfall. During the FITC Conference, director and illustrator Ash Thorp explains how he avoids getting trapped within his own creativity: I set a timer, an…
  • Bevel’s Tristan Walker: The Best Ideas Are Brewed out of Authenticity

    seanblanda
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    At 18, Tristan Walker had never even heard of Silicon Valley. By the time he turned 30, the New York City-native could boast of successful stints at cornerstones like Twitter, Foursquare, and as an entrepreneur in residence with the legendary venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.  It was there, after working alongside some of the brightest minds in American business, that he hatched a plan to launch his first (and if you ask him, his last) venture: Walker and Company, a health and beauty company for  people of color. Walker’s reasoning is straightforward: African Americans…
  • Why You Should Wear the Same Thing to Work Every Day

    thisishamzakhan
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Donghyun Lim Each work day we’re confronted with roughly 35,000 micro and macro decisions. Whether its choosing between #0099FF and #3399FF, or deciding to entirely change careers, you’re likely familiar with the feeling that experts describe as “decision fatigue.” With every decision you make, you’re using up the finite supply of mental energy allocated to you each day. According to Roy F. Baumeister, co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, the act of making decisions for work uses the very same willpower that you use to say no to…
  • Expand Your Thinking, Not Just Your Skillset

    99uteam
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    by Sébastien Thibault Often when we set out to better ourselves in our chosen creative field, the first place we turn is to our core skillset. If I am a painter, I will learn a new painting technique. If I am a designer, I will learn a new rendering program. We are taught that the better we are at our job, the further we will go in our career. However, this can only take us so far. Yes, your skills are very important. For example: if you have an amazing idea, but cannot communicate it through your sketching abilities, the idea will be lost. Yet, what good are your sketching abilities if you…
 
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • New Yorker 2015 p.I

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    illustrations for the New Yorker, January to June 2015
  • "Transference" meets "Schematics: A Love Story"

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A project exploring the overlaying & interlinking of image, object, memory & time.
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for BOOM! Studios
  • Bulle Restaurant

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Bulle. La passió per la cuina. L'avantguarda. Branding project for Barcelona based Gourmet Restaurant. Invitation card, Contact card, Letterhead & Website.
  • Multix Personal Utility Vehicle Advertising Campaign

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rod Hunt was commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy in New Delhi to illustrate the advertising campaign for the launch of the Multix, India?s First Personal Utility Vehicle by Eicher Polaris. The aim was to create a 'Multix World' that incorporated many key scenes for the usage of Multix; Family, Business and Power. As well as the main world illustration, Rod also illustrated multiple angles of the vehicle and it's accesories, as well as the elements for the animated films and website. The extensive cross media campaign includes print, poster, billboard, online, social media & TV. At the…
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    WebUrbanist

  • Light Lines: Stunning String Installation Inside Abandoned Church

    Steph
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] What seems at first to be narrow rays of turquoise light streaming in through the stained glass windows of a vacant Gothic Revival church turn out to be over 6,500 feet of paracord painstakingly wound around ornate posts and columns. Artist Aaron Asis temporarily transformed West Philadelphia’s St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel, which has been closed for more than 40 years, with a geometric string installation that shifts the spatial perception within its darkened nave. Entitled Ci-Lines, the project re-opened the disused chapel for three…
  • Triangle Tower Approved: First New Paris Skyscraper in 42 Years

    Urbanist
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] At nearly 600 feet (180 meters) tall, this structure was narrowly granted permission to be the first skyscraper to grace the Parisian skyline in nearly half a century. Designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the Tour Triangle will be the third tallest building in the city, shorter only than one other skyscraper and the Eiffel Tower. Its shape is in part a reaction against the rectangle towers of downtown, which indeed sparked the initial moratorium on creating such tall buildings. The triangular tower (already nicknamed simply…
  • Portable & Potable: Water-Purifying Sculpture Cleans East River

    Urbanist
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Combining practical water purification and the fun of watching hidden processes come to life, this gigantic structure installed at MOMA PS1 in New York City features a dazzling array of plants and pipes made to be watched and enjoyed by people. Developed by Andrés Jaque’ and his architecture firm, winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program, this mobile filtration plant (dubbed Cosmo) takes in polluted water supplied by the city (from or) matching pollution levels of the East River and renders it clean and drinkable.
  • Mind Mining: Subterranean Library Descends Into Darkness

    Steph
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] A fragile layer of glass is all that prevents you from falling, Alice-in-Wonderland-style, into a tunnel of books that seems to descend deep below the surface of the earth, its bottom shrouded in darkness. Roughly the size of a mine shaft, this miniature subterranean library hides all of its titles from view, the spines of the books turned inward, making it all the more mysterious. Entitled ‘When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down,’ the intriguing installation by Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg has been dug into…
  • Fairytale Photography: 50 Images With a Moody Narrative Style

    Steph
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ] Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants in the work by filling in the blanks. Whether working with props in a studio, using only analog film photography techniques or capturing incredible images with little more than an iPhone, these photographers lure us into an alternate reality with narrative images that leave us wanting more. Aela Labbe Of all the gorgeous images French dancer and photographer Aela Labbe has created,…
 
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    Dornob

  • Swing + Rock: A Singularly Whimsical Combo Seat

    Delana
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In general, when we think of swings we picture kids playing. And when we think of rocking chairs, we often envision an elderly grandparent leisurely falling asleep in a gently rocking seat. Designers Clara Rivière and Tobias Nickerl combine the two into seating for every age with their Rocking Swing. The swing/chair's frame is a lightweight tubular metal. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Swinging Chair is a Big, Inviting Birdcage Rope-Suspended Steel & Wood Swing Chair is Simply Fun Animal Hybrid Chairs Turn Humans Into Mythical…
  • Divided and United: Spanish Home’s Separate Volumes Are Visually Connected

    Delana
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Casa el Bosque, or House in the Forest, was designed by Ramón Esteve Estudio and built in a suburban area of Valencia, Spain. Though the area is rather densely populated, this particular home is located on a plot surrounded by a pine forest. It was the forest and the beautiful natural surroundings that inspired the home's unusual layout. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Steel Bridge Cantilever Home: Suburban Living on the Edge Stealth Stone Summer Home Rises Right Up from the Rocks Living in Nature: Beautiful Wood & Stone Bungalow Home…
  • The Droid: Star Wars Coffee Table Pinball Machine

    Trevor Coulson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    It’s a coffee table. It’s a pinball machine. It’s a "Star Wars" lover’s dream. It’s the Droid, a piece of furniture so cool, you’ll want it whether you grew up with Darth Vader, Yoda and C-3PO or not. Created by utterly inventive Hungarian ALTAR furniture, this "one and only love child of Star Wars pinball and R2D2" has snagged a 2015 A'Design Award and garnered – deservedly – lots of international attention. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadowy Modern Dishware Accessory Designs Creative Dish Drying Racks & Self-Drying…
  • Leaning is the New Standing: Clever Chair Takes the Pressure Off

    Delana
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Remember a very, very recent time when standing desks were all the rage and doctors were telling us that sitting down to work was as bad for our health as smoking? Well, that's actually still true, but now you can quit pretending to be ok with standing up all day at work because the LeanChair is about to switch things up a little. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Office Chair Increases Health By Keeping You On Your Feet Peek a Boo! Working Table With Room for Your Cat to Play Fun Hamster…
  • Floraform: Jewelry for the Future

    Sylvie Greil
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Harry Winston. These hallowed names in jewelry are so … not cerebral! Enter Floraform, a new line of computationally crafted 3D-printed jewelry from Nervous System. This innovative generative design was "inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers and explores the development of surfaces through differential growth." There you have it. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Crafty Reuse: Cool Jewelry Recycled from Home Hardware Precious Metals? Solid Silver Metal Diamond Ring Designs Home Jewelry:…
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    Six Revisions

  • Reimagining the Web Design Process

    Jacob Gube
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a guest article by the InVision team. Gone are days of design projects that have a concrete list of deliverables. As web design and development continues to evolve, static web pages don’t cut it anymore. Now, we’re expected to do a lot more. We’re tasked to design and develop prototypes, design systems, and provisions for future growth and development. Stephen Hay said it best: We’re not designing pages, we’re designing systems of components. Our designs need to stay ahead of the rapidly changing device landscape and content types, which show no signs of…
  • 50 Clean Websites for Inspiration

    Jacob Gube
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are some well-designed clean websites to check out. These web designs will surely give you ideas and inspiration! Cereal NORM.ARCHITECTS Character Master & Dynamic PFD Winspear makgoods George Badea Geordy Pearson MetaLab SocioDesign Gridbooks Helen & Hard Parcel Made Publishers Oak Street Bootmakers RGB MEDIA Hedge House Furniture Helbak Ceramics Howard Yount DSTLD Future Büro Leen Heyne Ink & Spindle Lars Tornøe INDUSTRY UpDroid Industry Standard R&Co Design Quay Restaurant TAVO One Iota Paradox Design Studio Studio D Living Edge Skargaarden Circle 21 Candles Sam…
  • 15 Free Books for People Who Code

    Jacob Gube
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a collection of free programming books that are in digital/online format. The books in this list provide timeless insights that are universally applicable to all programming languages. Note: Some of the books in this collection might use a specific programming language (such as Python) to illustrate general programming ideas. How to Design Programs By Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt, Shriram Krishnamurthi. 55 pages. This book is about the process of designing computer programs — which might mean "desktop software" or "mobile apps" or…
  • Web Storage: A Primer

    Jacob Gube
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Web Storage is a relatively new approach for persistent data storage on the user’s computer (client-side). Web Storage offers many benefits for websites/ apps. For example, Web Storage can be used to track a user’s activities across your site/app without the need for server-side scripting and databases. Web Storage can also be used to preserve some of the capabilities of your web app, even if the user suddenly goes offline, giving you the chance to provide a seamless experience despite network connectivity issues. This article aims to present an overview and definition of Web…
  • A Look at Some CSS Methodologies

    Jacob Gube
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    CSS is notoriously difficult to manage in large, complex, rapidly-iterated systems. One reason is CSS lacks a built-in scoping mechanism. Everything in CSS is global. That means any change you make has the potential to cascade and alter the presentation of unrelated bits of the UI. Extended CSS languages, a.k.a. CSS preprocessors, such as Sass, Less and Stylus make things a little easier by offering up features that make writing CSS easier. But even these extended CSS languages, in my opinion, don’t truly fix the scalability issue. Until CSS gets its own native scoping mechanism, we…
 
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Happy 4th of July!

    Katie
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    This is the ‘Merica Hammock. It’s very patriotic in an over-the-top-wonderful sort of way, so it’s particularly appropriate for the upcoming holiday weekend. I know I’m looking forward to a break (time away from the computer is a good thing), so here’s hoping you have a lovely, fun-filled/relaxing 4th of July weekend. Of course, do take care should you decide to light any fireworks- those fingers of yours are important! ‘Merica Hammock, $195.00 Color(s): Cobalt Blue, White, Candy Apple Red Capacity: Classic Double: 400 lbs / King-Size: 550 lbs Dimensions:…
  • Edyn Garden Sensor

    Katie
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Have you heard the hype around the Edyn Garden Sensor? It’s now available to purchase, and those of us with gardens are pretty damn excited. The Edyn is a solar-powered sensor that continuously monitors all the conditions necessary for healthy, thriving plants. Light, temperature, humidity, moisture, fertilizer/nutrition needs- it keeps track of all of that and sends it to the Edyn app so you can learn which plants are growing best and which ones need more attention. It knows the weather forecast, so it’ll give you guidance on saving water as well. Your garden = happy. Your thumbs…
  • July 4th Weekend

    Katie
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Can you believe this Saturday is July 4th? Prepare yourself for the festivities by perusing this random list of summer-y things, mostly picked for their fun and outdoorsy-ish nature. 1. Flatware Caddy, $11.97 2. Star Spangled Spatula, $75.00 3. Apron with Built-in Oven Mitts, $32.00 4. Iced Carafe, $32.00 5. bodum ® fyrkat picnic charcoal grill, $69.99 6. Fire Torch, $54.95 7. Leather Fly Swatter, $16.00 8. Wooden Yo-Yo, $8.00 9. Star Dominoes by Fredericks & Mae, $80.00 10. Bistro Collection Metal Chair – Set of 2 by Fermob, $216.00 11. Table Tennis Game Set, $49.95 12. Spring…
  • CW&T Jump Rope

    Katie
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    This might be the nicest jump rope anyone has ever seen. CW&T (of Pen Type-A fame) recently released this beauty to the world, and it’s got handles machined out of solid 6061 aluminum and a leather cord. The handles’ inside edges have a precise fillet to make sure the rope is held at a tangent as it spins. Should you ever wear out the leather cord (way to go you- you’re just like Rocky!) you can simply replace it by tying a couple of knots. The jump rope has an extra long 3.5m (11.5ft) 6mm leather cord, so you can cut it to perfectly fit your height and jump roping…
  • Concrete Lamp by Menu

    Katie
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    Here’s another smallish lamp, and this one is a charmer. A round concrete base holds an oversize glass light bulb with a little brass button to control brightness. That touch of brass keeps the design dressed up- think of it like a hint of expensive jewelry on an otherwise utilitarian outfit. A friend of mine who has one talked about it with reverence, and, as this friend knows good design and quality, it’s a safe bet you won’t regret adding it to your abode for the right sort of ambient light. Designer: Jonas Wagell Materials: Brass, Glass Size: 6.7″w x 11.4″h
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    Uncrate

  • Breuer Cabin

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Undoubtedly named for Bauhaus legend Marcel, the Breuer Cabin by Lundberg pays homage to the modernist master with clean lines and an affinity for basic materials. The windows were sourced...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Convoy Kevlar Camera Strap

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Your camera is expensive. The strap that came with it is not. Protect your investment with the Convoy Kevlar Camera Strap. The black leather strap is reinforced with the same...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Revisit Langhorne Stool

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Hand carved from American Walnut found in Pennsylvania forests, this Langhorne Stool from Revisit is loaded with detail and functionality. The seat was hand carved based on a method Robert...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • EDC: Prospecting

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Void PXR5 Watch ($155). Good Worth Lighter Case ($185). Comme Des Garcons Wallet ($175). Best Made Co. German Locking Knife ($72). Makr Key Fob ($43)....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Alacran Mezcal

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico, Alacran Mezcal is not only a complex, sought after drink, but it also scores points for its beautiful glass bottle with white matte coating. The spirit...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
 
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    Outblush

  • Alohas Sandals

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Okay, it's July. You probably have six new pairs of sandals lining your shoe rack. But if we can entice you to spring for another pair, our pick would be...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Kira Grace Romance Reveal Crop Tank

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Yoga gear we can wear to the grocery store is one thing, but yoga gear that's passable on date night too? We're listening. The Kira Grace Romance Reveal Crop Tank...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Japan Crate

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Beauty subscription boxes are great and all, but we're all about what's up-and-coming in the world of boxes full of random stuff! Brand new this year is the Japan Crate...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • GoGo Selfie Stick

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Is using a selfie stick dorky? Probably. But when was the last time you passed your phone to a stranger and got a photo you loved? Or tried to take...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Sea Embroidered Shorts

    2 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Embroidery is timeless. It also happens to be one of our favorite summer trends. If you've got some spare Benjamins to spend, we think you should invest in a lovely...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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  • iStock Promo Codes – New Coupons Good Thru September!

    Brant Wilson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Advertise here with BSAToday we have two great iStock offers for you. Our friends over at iStock reached out and let us know about two great offers they’re giving our readers from now until the end of September! Use the codes above to save up to 15% off credits! If you don’t have an account with iStock, now is the time to open one up. iStock Promo Codes (or Coupons, Discounts, Vouchers – whatever you call them) will help your money go that extra mile on your next purchase.iStock Promo Codes – Last Updated July 2015 How to use this iStock promo code:Click on the button…
  • 32 Detailed Text Effect Tutorials for Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe best way to learn Photoshop is to push the boundaries of your knowledge. If you don’t know the basic tools then it can be difficult to get started. But true learning occurs with practical real-world application of skills by creating unique projects from scratch.Tutorials are simply amazing for beginners since all of the details are laid out from start to finish. In the past we’ve covered Illustrator text effects and in this gallery I’ve put together online tuts for brilliant Photoshop text effects. Each of these tutorials can be useful for anyone…
  • 28 Horizontal Scrolling Parallax Websites

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Advertise here with BSAParallax web design has become a technique for designing single-page interfaces with extra pizzaz. Many of these animated parallax effects are stunning and fit perfectly into a typical portfolio or landing page design.One of the newer trends in parallax design is horizontal scrolling. This has been around for years dating back to flash websites but has since made a resurgence. Now it seems that horizontal scrolling is concomitant with parallax animation, meant solely to create a more distinct user experience.If you’re designing a custom parallax layout be sure to…
  • How To Design Magnetic Banner Ads for the Web

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    Advertise here with BSAAdvertising is a massive industry with a lot of money and agencies vying for attention. But the purpose of this industry is generally to drive people towards something whether it’s a product or service. Great ads will draw your attention even if you don’t have a need for the product.But poorly-crafted ads will come off as revolting and insincere. Nobody wants to deal with the metaphorical used car salesman, and this type of advertisement can be an immediate turn-off.For this post I’d like to examine a few design techniques for polishing…
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  • Donald Wexler

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    A clip from the documentary “Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler“ Visit entry to view embedded video. RIP.
  • J. Grant Brittain Del Mar Skate Ranch Closing Reception

    Arkitip, Inc.
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    J. Grant Brittain Del Mar Skate Ranch Closing Reception, Button Making & Slide Show. Closing reception: 11 July 2015 4:00 – 6:00PM Button making with Brittain 6:30PM Slide show Gallery hours 2:00 – 9:00PM PST Coinciding with the Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk. Meet the artist, purchase prints, watch a slide show, get a Arkitip newspaper signed & make your own photo button! Marcas Gallery 305 East 4th Street #103 Santa Ana, California 92701 +1 (714) 760-4637
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    30 Jun 2015 | 8:41 am
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  • Radio Kangol

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    26 Jun 2015 | 9:15 am
    60 hours of music….
  • Fanatic London

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — Our friends from The Soho Warriors FC recently hosted the inaugural Adidas Fanatic Tournament in London and made a great video to chronicle the event. Visit entry to view embedded video.
 
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  • Core77 Introduces DiResta's Cut, Episode 01

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Most of you have seen a Jimmy DiResta video by now.  As 228,000 subscribers agree, it's fun watching him turn piles of wood, metal, plastic, leather, etc. into objects and furniture, using every tool known to man and techniques both conventional and unconventional.As Jimmy—or occasionally Super Jimmy, wordlessly moving at 200x speed through the magic of video editing, making hand tools turn into power tools—moves from task to task, experienced builders can puzzle out what he's doing and why. But we thought the Core77 audience might dig a narrated variant, where DiResta…
  • Ten July 4th Ideas for Your Most Inspired Festivities 

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Happy Fourth of July! As we salute our fine nation, most of us will partake in at least a couple of the activities that define this summer holiday: a little bit of BBQ, maybe a day trip to the beach, and probably, whether on a screen or live, we'll watch some fireworks. For those of you looking for a little inspiration (or, for our non-US audience, just some fun videos to watch) we've compiled a list from our archive including extreme water sports, some tips to upgrade your backyard boozing (with universal appeal), swanky grills and an amazing IKEA hack for starting a fire—cue the perfect…
  • Your Car is Probably More (or Less) American Than You Think

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Every year on Independence Day, millions of Americans tackle the same series of questions: Where can I go to see the fireworks? What kind of snarky Facebook status update can I write that will make me feel superior while irritating my British friends? And what does it really mean to be American?Well, here's a new one: What does it really mean for a car to be American? Once it was as simple as Chevy=American, Honda=Japanese and BMW=German. But global manufacturing, global design centers and global supply chains have muddied those distinctions. If a car is designed at Toyota's Californian…
  • Japanese Bathrooms are Designed Really Differently From Western Ones

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As an American living in Japan for a year, I expected the apartments to be smaller. What I didn't expect were the functional design differences in living styles. Three things in particular took some getting used to: 1) Having to constantly remember to turn the apartment's gas off when not in use (due to earthquakes), 2) washing machines but no dryers (due to expensive electricity), and 3) the bathroom designs (due to different views on ablutions and elimination).The bathroom in my apartment was like everyone else's there: Completely waterproof, like it was in an RV. As space-tight as the…
  • Volvo's New Child Seating Design: Safer for the Child, More Ergonomic for the Parents

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    A few months ago, we showed you a Volvo concept where the designers ripped the front passenger seat out and replaced it with a multifunctional cabinet. Li Shufu, the Chinese billionaire who has owned Volvo since 2010, recently reviewed the concept and reportedly "thought about how else the space left by removing a front passenger seat could be used."Volvo's design team had the answer: Dedicated seating for infants that is safer for the child and more ergonomic for the parents. As Tisha Johnson, Chief Designer Interiors at the Volvo Cars Concept and Monitoring Centre explains,We started by…
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  • Contribution: the key to authenticity, engagement, & meaning

    Garr
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    When I wrote the first edition of Presentation Zen back in 2007, I said that presentations are better when they are prepared and delivered in the spirit of truly wanting to make a difference and a belief in the power of sharing ideas. The secret to this spirit or approach is contribution. This is a key part of Presentation Zen. It's not about showing off. It's not about impressing. It's not about winning (or losing). I quoted the incredible Benjamin Zander who said this when speaking to a group of remarkably talented young musicians: “This is the moment — this is the most important moment…
  • When a bar chart can be misleading

    Garr
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    Just because a chart is correct, it does not mean it's not misleading. Here's an example: Back in the USA, on March 12, US Senator Ted Cruz and NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden went head to head at a hearing on the President’s FY2016 budget request arguing as to what they thought NASA’s priorities are today. Sen. Cruz is known to be a climate-change skeptic and has often said that NASA should focus on space exploration and leave earth science to other agencies. Although Cruz and Bolden disagreed strongly, reports are that the hour-long meeting was nonetheless cordial. The interesting…
  • Scientifically Proven Ways to Persuade & Influence Others

    Garr
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:45 pm
    A good book I often recommend is: Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Dr. Robert B. Cialdini et al. I first read the book when it came out in 2008. The book is designed for professionals who are interested in becoming better at understanding how to persuade or influence others. The book may also help you understand why you decide to do the things you do. Even if you are a researcher or teacher or a medical doctor, and so on, and not a business person, it's still important to understand how people are (or can be) influenced and persuaded by your words and behaviors. Each…
  • In Memory of The Sushi Maestro, Shuichi Inoue

    Garr
    26 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Shuichi Inoue, the "Sushi Maestro," gave a beautiful, heartfelt presentation at TEDxKyoto last year about his passion and dream to spread the innovative approach of his art to the world. Yesterday, tragically, Shuichi's life was cut short by a careless driver on a Japanese freeway. All of us in the TEDxKyoto community are in a state of shock right now. Both Shuichi and I presented in the same session at TEDxKyoto last Fall. I met him in the green room back stage. He was gracious, humble, and all smiles. Shuichi was the nicest guy you could ever meet. I can't believe he's gone.  I'm sorry…
  • The Key to story structure in two words: Therefore & But

    Garr
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are a ton of storytelling-related books and websites in the cosmos. And there is no shortage of people giving story advice and tips. Much of the advice is helpful, but the enormous volume of information related to writing or telling better stories can be overwhelming. Therefore, when someone credible comes along who offers free, insanely simple yet effective advice for improving one's story, he will find a very large audience indeed. This is exactly what happened just a few years ago, all quite by accident it would seem. In 2011 Comedy Central began shooting a documentary about the…
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  • Before & After Entry With Superfront

    Holly Becker
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    I’m excited to share the big before and after reveal of how our project with Superfront* came out for the entry, which is perfect if you’re looking to update your mud room or entry with a stylish storage solution. Organization doesn’t have to be ugly! But first, if you don’t know who Superfront is, they’re a Swedish firm that specializes in designing and making gorgeous quality doors, hardware, sides, legs and tops for Metod and Besta IKEA cabinets. Everything is designed in Sweden and made there, too. They…
  • Keep It Simple Book Review

    Holly Becker
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:48 am
    I’m so happy to share Atlanta Bartlett’s top 8 tips for a happy and relaxed home along with a review her new book, co-authored with Dave Coote, called Keep It Simple. Their brand new book is a practical, inspirational guide that can help you to achieve a happy yet simpler way of life at home. I recently interviewed Atlanta asking her to highlight a few of her inspirations for writing Keep It Simple and she first revealed that, “We really wanted to create something beautiful and inspirational but it was also really important to us that…
  • 16 Ideas For Photographing Kids For Instagram

    Holly Becker
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Instagram is the new black. That’s why it’s super important if you’ve been sitting on the fence with it to up your game this very second. This post will share 16 Ideas for Photographing Kids For Instagram, but you can use lots of these tips for photographing adults too. I’m so hot on IG and my students got me all fired up… We recently wrapped up our online Instagram Bootcamp class and wow, what a great class it was because even the teachers, who have tons of experience and who think we’re pros (ah-hem), realized after day one just…
  • 10 Ways To Create Moody Interiors

    Holly Becker
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Let’s talk about moody, cozy interiors and how to create them. I know, I know… Summer just kicked off but we’ve had pretty bad weather with lots of rainy gray days so I’m working hard to maintain sanity by creating a cozy nest at home. Having the right home environment gets me through times when all I can think about is being outdoors with my little one surrounded by flowers, ice cream and sunlight. On gray days the only thing that gets me through are candles, music, coffee, Amy Winehouse, preparing nice meals and inviting over friends frequently.
  • Playful Book Review

    Holly Becker
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Are you looking for a beautiful craft book for kids? I’ve got one for you! I was so happy when I first heard that Merrilee’s book, Playful: Fun Projects To Make With + For Kids, published in German under the title, “Spielzeit: 25 fantasievolle Projekte zum Spielen und Gestalten“. It’s such a sweet book and I think it will do just great here in Germany where I’m currently living. Merrilee Liddiard is the blogger behind Mer Mag and I’ve followed her blogging adventures for years so it’s very nice to see her in print. The crossover from blog to…
 
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    The Dieline

  • The Summer Collection

    Jenifer Tracy
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Over here at The Dieline we are blessed with living in Los Angeles, a city where the sun is always shining. I need to keep my pedicure fresh all year long since sandals can realistically be worn 360 days of the year. But, most cities aren’t so balmy year round and actually have to go through real seasons! People spend the year looking forward to those three summer months and they feel very celebratory when they finally arrive. It’s time for bikinis and pools, farmer’s markets full of fresh produce, and the annual limited edition “summer packaging” of your favorite products.
  • Concept: DEVOUT. Champagne

    Elizabeth Freeman
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The weekend is upon us. Pop the champagne, it's time to celebrate with DEVOUT. Designed by Jessica Sjöstedt and jasper van Wolferen, the bubbly beverage is wrapped in an exquisite champagne sleeve trickled with a geometric pattern. The design structure is flexible, allowing the consumer to have a bit of fun with architectural creativity. To open the container you can either pull the draw string or tear along the perforated edge. "Breaking the code. The task was to create a new, young and innovative package for champagne."  Designed by Jessica…
  • Student: Møller/Barnekow

    Jenifer Tracy
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    We just don’t sit down and eat our meals at a table anymore. Our lives are always “on-the-go” and moving from one event to the next. This means we often end up eating our quick meals straight out of the carton while multi-tasking. The designers Rasmus Erixon & Tobias Möller decided it was time to create a packaging solution for the new lifestyle trend of eating on the run.  The fictional sandwich shop Møller/Barnekow was used as the prototype for this project. While sandwiches have been a main staple of lunchtime meals since the beginning of time, sandwich wraps are taking…
  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Elizabeth Freeman
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before you head out this 4th of July weekend, be sure to check out concepts and student work we wish were real!Coffee StationConcept A unique cafe line inspired by the railroad. Designed by Olena Fedorova, a turquoise and red color palette is used in custom illustrations and a pattern that is overlaid to create a sort of collage. Although there are many elements, the design remains minimal and contempory while offering an antique feel. Designed by Olena FedorovaCountry: Ukraine Anti-CriseStudent Whether or not you possess a green thumb, Anti Crise makes it…
  • Left Field Wines

    Jenifer Tracy
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    What a whimsical and inventive brand story Aaron Pollock Design has created for the New Zealand wine Left Field. Left Field is an existing brand, a part of the Te Awa Collection, that didn’t have a clear voice or any defining personality to stand out in the market.  It was time for a brand refresh. A perfect project for Aaron Pollock Design, known for their amazing brand identity work for lifestyle products.  “The objective was to create a brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A brand that celebrates New Zealand’s freestyle approach to exploration, creativity and…
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  • I'm keeping my eye on Medium.com

    chuck
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Wikipedia defines Medium.com as a blog-publishing platform (founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone) that has evolved into a hybrid of non-professional contributions and professional, paid contributions—an example of so-called, "social journalism". I'm keeping my eye on it because some designers who have some excellent insights on UI/UX are using it as a forum for their articles. Jowita Ziobro on 7 future web design trends... Rebecca Ussai on The Principles of UX Choreography... Erik Klimczak on Designing Data-Driven Interfaces... Thanks for visiting. Do you need some…
  • Infographics and the use of shapes to depict abstract data

    chuck
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Alberto Lucas López, the Graphics Director at South China Morning Post, has a real gift for finding interesting ways of interpreting abstract data. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... An illustration and some detail of how it was produced... López's Website... Try Lynda.com for free... Visit the Ideabook.com Store  |  Subscribe to Chuck's Design Briefing
  • The legal side of graphic design: ethics, copyright, trademarks, intellectual property, information accuracy, advertising claims, confidentiality, to name a few...

    chuck
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Occasionally I'll run into someone doesn't quite understand the do's and don'ts of advertising and marketing. It got me thinking about all of the rules and regulations a graphic designer needs to be be aware of--ethics, copyright, the various types of trademarks, other types of intellectual property, the accuracy of information, advertising claims, confidentiality, and so on. For me, becoming aware of such things has been a cumulative process--but the scope of it is wide and deep. Something design and marketing programs should be including in their curricula. Here are some examples of what…
  • When it looks this easy...

    chuck
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:10 pm
    I'm always complaining about the fact that so few people outside our field understand the many steps it takes to write, design, and produce a website or a print piece. After reading this article on the production of two recent Super Bowl ads, I tend to think we have it easy... The Snickers—Brady Bunch spot... The article about its production... The production shop was O Positive in cooperation with The Mill—and the agency was BBDO New York... RSA produced the Mercedes spot for the Merkley & Partners agency... Free trial Lynda.com... Visit the Ideabook.com…
  • Reid Miles was the Norman Rockwell of photographers

    chuck
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:02 pm
    And I mean that literally. Back in the 1970s and 80s Reid Miles made a name for himself creating photographs that conjured up the very distinct, iconic style of illustrator Norman Rockwell. I wish I could find more of his work to share with you. The detail of the images was extraordinary. A representative example of the style... A 1986 article from Step-By-Step Graphics... Another mention of Reid Miles... In his heyday... All that said, believe it or not, Miles is for his earlier work... He fashioned his photographs after the very distinct, iconic style of illustrator Norman Rockwell... The…
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  • Blog Malfunction sent out a half-baked post.

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    Hey everyone! This is for the folks who subscribe via email to ABCDDesign. You might have noticed that my blog accidentally send out a half-baked post about the Master Bedroom decor at The Country House yesterday. I had started a series about the interior design on the Country House over a year ago and when we decided to sell, I was left with a whole lot of unfinished drafts – one for each room, actually! I am am really sorry for the messy nature of that email that was sent yesterday. I am completely embarrassed.  
  • New Old Stone House Update: the renovation is wrapping up!

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Forgive me, but I have not been particularly revved up about the idea of reliving any of this process here on the blog. I physically feel unwell when I think about all the shenanigans we have been through since we bought this house. It gives me a complete migraine – and high blood pressure – and anxiety – all at once. I am convinced that our next house will be built ground-up. Surely that would be a more cut and dry scenario than what we’ve been dealing with here. I try to remind myself it is turning out beautifully and it will all feel better soon, but many days I…
  • Iris Flower Arrangements {Trade Secrets is coming!}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    13 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I absolutely love Iris of any kind. White, purple or Siberian or Bearded Iris – it doesn’t matter to me – I adore them. I’m sure you know this by now, but I always feel like I get more bang for my buck when I use a whole bunch of the same type of flower in my flower arrangements – especially when I pick up flowers from the grocery store, like I did with these ones. I had 5 bunches (of 10 stems each) that I split amongst two large arrangements for the kitchen and the library. I’m gearing up to attend Northwest Connecticut’s garden event of the…
  • {Springtime Tablescape} a Citrus Color Palette and a Simple Luncheon Menu

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    7 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    I absolutely love frequenting the Cheesemonger in Great Barrington. No store quite compares to the selection and the variety I find at Rubiner’s from week to week. Last week they had me taste something called ‘The Royal Ham’ and truly, I have never tasted ham any better. I brought some home and fried it into egg and cheese sandwiches each morning – YUM! (It was equally as good on an appetizer plate too.) Not to mention, I am completely addicted to their marinated feta. I swear we go through a good size container of it once a week! I am going to have to buy it in bulk…
  • Painted Black Kitchen Cabinets {The Rise of the Black Kitchen}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Ever since the early to mid 2000’s when Christopher Peacock made the ‘all white kitchen’ the go to look for a clean and bright kitchen renovation, I have been speculating about what would be next. I fell head over heels for the traditional look of white cabinets and soapstone counter tops for our Soho apartment back in 2006, but when every Verizon, Swiffer, and Bounty commercial started featuring adorable families in an all white kitchen – I knew deep down inside I wanted to do something different in my next kitchen space.Do you remember when we wrapped up our Country…
 
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  • Position, Flow and Movement

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:20 am
    Given some of the comments on my last post on "Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die" ... I thought I'd take some time to clear up another misunderstanding in the difference between position, flow and movement.Let us assume you've examined a line of business, starting from the point of user needs and developed a value chain. I'll assume you've also mapped this over evolution. Beyond the obvious of breaking down a system into components and the interfaces between them then there are three things to consider.Position : the position of components simply relates to how things are connected and…
  • Why Agile, Lean and Six Sigma must die ...

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Every large system (whether a line of business or specific IT project) contains multiple components. Those components have a relationship with each other (known as position) but they're also evolving. Every components start as something novel and poorly understood - the uncharted space of the new e.g. the first telephone - and over time through demand and supply competition becomes widespread and well defined or in other words industrialised. The properties of these two extremes are polar opposites. As Salamon & Storey said in 2002, any structure needs to manage both of these polar…
  • On the impossibility of precognition and whether it's science

    27 May 2015 | 1:53 am
    Back in the early 1990s, I worked in the field of genetics. Back then we understood the importance of epigenetic effects (i.e. cross generational inheritance of environmental effects or acquired characteristics) but the field was overtaken by a tyranny of the sequence. Why? Well, possibly due to the abundance of vendors selling costly sequencing machines or just an enthusiasm for the sequence. Still, over time we've come to understand the importance of the wider system and epigenetic effects are back with a vengeance.Despite our pretence of understanding, we understand very little of how the…
  • What is a map, what isn't?

    26 May 2015 | 4:37 am
    I was asked recently what makes a map? There are two important aspects of a map [when used for gameplay against competitors or a market, see comment by Alex below] and these are position and movement.1) Position gives you the relationship between things.2) Movement shows you how things can change.Hence when you look at a Chessboard, you can see the position of pieces and where they can move. When you look at a battlefield map, you can see the position of pieces and where they can move. Equally when you look at Wardley Map (see figure 1), you can see the position (i.e. relationship between…
  • The Chief Internet of Things Officer

    21 May 2015 | 2:11 am
    Back in 2006, I gave a talk at EuroOSCON on Making the Web of Things which covered manufacturing methods from 3D printing to devices connected to services over the internet. I had an interest in this field and the consequences of it in every day life and used to describe its effect through a scenario known as "Any Given Tuesday" which gave a comparison of today's life against the future. I was also involved in a number of side projects (you can't learn unless you get your hands dirty) from a paper book with printed electronics (i.e. turning a paper book into an interactive device) to various…
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  • KHS work-in-progress: Touisset small-house renovation/addition

    Katie Hutchison
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:10 pm
    With this post I'm starting a new category at House Enthusiast where I'll share "KHS work-in-progress". I posted some exterior and interior progress photos of this project over the winter in a "New-Small-House book tidbit" about transformation. Now the Touisset small-house renovation/addition is nearing substantial completion. This is a kitchen/dining/family area addition off a c. 1910 ish cottage bungalow. We designed it to resemble an enclosed porch inside and out, though it's new construction. Windows wrap three sides and a cathedral ceiling with mahogany beams give it a porch-like…
  • Summer 2015 New England garden tours

    Katie Hutchison
    6 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    We're in luck, WBUR's The ARTery has compiled some upcoming New England garden tours for us again this summer. I plan to attend, at minimum, the Newport Secret Garden Tour June 26-28. Browse The ARTery listing to see if there's a tour or two you can catch this season. It's a delightful way to spend an afternoon, and an invaluable learning opportunity for this idjit gardener. by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast
  • Juror for the AIA Connecticut Alice Washburn 2015 Award

    Katie Hutchison
    6 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    I had the pleasure of serving on the jury for the Alice Washburn Award at the Connecticut chapter of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) last week. The award is co-sponsored by Connecticut Magazine and recognizes "the thoughtful and delightful adaptation of tradition to address 21st century needs" in houses and accessory buildings. It's named for Alice Washburn who designed numerous Colonial Revival-style houses in Connecticut near her Cheshire home in the 1920s. The 2015 award winner will be published in an upcoming issue of Connecticut Magazine, so I won't let the cat out…
  • Design snapshot: Norwegian wood

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

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

    Jacob Cass
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    This post has been contributed by Aaron Black. The Internet is full of information you can use to learn new skills and even change your career. Go from a manager to a web designer in your own time and at your own pace using free Internet courses. Here are ten great courses you can take to help you become a web designer. What is more impressive is that all of them offer courses, be them full or beginner, for absolutely nothing. You get all the information for free, though some do insist that you start up a free account before you begin so that you may track your progress and buy more advanced…
  • Free Hand-Picked Resources for Designers and Developers – June Edition

    JuanSarmiento
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:07 am
    Continuing with our monthly update, the resources in this list are all fresh creations for designers and developers. Inside you’ll find fonts, beautiful mockups, epic mobile templates, characters designs, business cards, jQuery plugins, icons and other useful elements, so go ahead, download them and share the love. View the January, March, April, May free resources here. – 70 Multiple-angle Flat Device Mockups A pack of 70 state of the art device mockups with editable sources using the trendy flat style. Wax Seal Stamp PSD Mockup This unusual mockup will allow us to showcase…
  • Ultimate Guide To Writing a Blog Post People Will Definitely Share

    Jacob Cass
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Cari Bennette. Does it seem as though there’s a secret formula for getting blog posts shared that you don’t know about? Building the blog itself was pretty easy, but… where’s all the traffic? If you’re struggling to build substantial, consistent traffic for greater shareability, look no further. I’ve gleaned through the posts of three top content marketing experts with a keen understanding of what it takes to create a shareworthy blog. Let’s see if we can learn the techniques of pros Neil Patel at Quicksprout, Rand Fishkin of Moz and Zane…
  • How to Optimize Your Single Page Website

    Jacob Cass
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article was contributed by Preston Pierce.  What happens when your client decides to create a single page website and ask you to optimize it rather than going with the usual multiple-page architecture? Well, you find yourself in a predicament! It is because if you are not that well-versed with single-page web optimization, you’re sure to end up plucking your hair out of frustration. After all, one-page websites have always been the victim of non-paginated structures, content relevancy and whatnot! Hence, due to the unfamiliarity with the optimization of such website, people preferred…
  • 2015 Logo Design Trends & Inspiration

    Jacob Cass
    13 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    Logo Lounge for the past twelve years, have posted annual logo design trend reportsand they have just released the 2015 logo design trends report. I would love to hear your thoughts on the showcased trends. Do these identity / branding trends affect you or your process? Do you agree with these suggestions? Have you noticed any other trends? Logo Lounge: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 Discussion on Just Creative: 2014 |  2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 Disclaimer On this topic of trends, one should not follow trends…
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    Supermarket Blog

  • Love wins, y’all!

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:52 pm
    tx threads is excited to join Supermarket! We’re opening our store with our newest design – Love wins, y’all! June 26th was an important day for our nation, and many of us Texans are thrilled with the wonderful news! Check out our designs in men’s, women’s and unisex styles – in lots of glorious colors!
  • Night Version of ‘Girl with a Pearl’

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Wasn’t planning on making prints, yet. But perhaps one or two of the variations will appear. This is one of a vast and varied collection which I call my Smart Girl Series.
  • New Product Additions!

    17 Jun 2015 | 7:38 am
    Over the next 4 days we will be adding 15 new cup designs to our inventory. Keep watching for updates!
  • BreMarie is Here!

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    I’m so excited about my new summer line, and I’m even more excited to be able to share it on Supermarket! My jewelry offers a little sophistication with a little bit of kitsch. New listings will be posted regularly, so check back often. I welcome all questions and feedback! Happy shopping!
  • JUST RELEASED: Mark Lewis Signed Coffee Cups

    13 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Mark Lewis has released his special edition hand signed and numbered coffee cups. Each cup is hand signed and numbered by the artist Mark Lewis. Full-Wrap with 3 images. Lewis is a living relative of Denton Cy Young the legendary baseball player and Baseball Hall Of Fame recipient. This is a collectible item signed and numbered by the artist. Mark Lewis, a renowned artist from southern California. Born in Akron, Ohio, raised in Charter Oak, California, Marks’ career path has certainly been an eventful one. After serving honorably in the United States Navy Lewis then delved into the…
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    NewWork

  • Lexus Slide

    Ruben Bos
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    Ok. Back to the Future. When a hoverboard teaser pops up in the year 2015, we have reasons to be skeptical. Or enthusiastic. Is it marketing or could it be…? The release date is probably the easiest to guess.
  • Catch the Dragon

    Michael Vromans
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    Calling all dragon fans. Whip out your cardboard and start looking around, because this mobile VR film for the new Peugeot 208 ends in a dragon hunt. Catch it if you can.
  • HARINGPARTY

    Gerbren Boere
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    Our friends of the IAA are inviting us NewWorkers for their free borrel/haringparty tomorrow (thu 12 jun) at 17:30 at het Sieraad, Amsterdam! So come along and join us drinking beer in the sun. All you have to do is go to their site and register. Choose the option ‘I love New Work en Sieraad [alleen borrel] Vanaf 17:30 uur’. See you there!
  • Into The Woods

    Harm Wimmenhove
    9 May 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since 4 years a few guys from a little town in the Netherlands, called Amersfoort, organise a decent party deep in a forest. They’ve already won some golden gnomes in the past years. But this year they double up their game by extending their festivities to two days. They announce it in a way that suits it best. Rube Goldberg eat your heart out.
  • Real winter

    Harm Wimmenhove
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:26 am
    Let’s be honest, winter so far has been a bit lame. Luckily Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer’s newest reminds us how fun a real winter can be. The video  was done by Arnout Robbe & Paul Wagemaker at DDB & Tribal Amsterdam.
 
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Constance Jablonski by Chris Colls

    antonliberant
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Beautiful French model Constance Jablonski photographed by Chris Colls and styled by Tracy Taylor for The Edit – Net-a-Porter 2nd July 2015. via fashion photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Portrait Photography by Mark Mann

    antonliberant
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City. via portrait photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Casa Brutale by OPA Works

    miguelfds
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    In essential simplicity, Casa Brutale is defined by three thick concrete slabs with all the installations preformed. The crystaline pool, made by reinforced glass, is set between the walls to smoothen the hard materials and let the abundant natural light through, illuminating the residence. The enormous glass faade frames and extracts the beauty of the Aegean ocean. Via Bless In Stuff Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Vintage Omega Watches

    miguelfds
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Huckberry have opened an exclusive “Pre-Owned Watch Shop”, you´ll find up to 50% off sale on iconic Vintage Omega Watches! Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Glowpear | Self Watering Planter

    miguelfds
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Glowpear. Grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers at home with an easy to use, modular, self watering planter. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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    Cherryflava.comCherryflava.com » | Trends and Innovation

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

    cherryflava
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    Books come into your life at the right time, and some of those books will literally change your life. The Richest Man in Babylon is one such book. Written very much like a biblical parable, The Richest Man in Babylon is a small book consisting of a number of short stories that perfect illustrate the basic workings of money and wealth. Even though this book was originally written in the 1920’s, the rules of wealth creation that it outlines are as relevant today as they have always been. Just like the laws of gravity, if you understand how the laws of money actually work, you can better…
  • How will you measure the success of your life?

    cherryflava
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    How will you measure the success of your life? The reason successful companies fail is because the invest in things that provide the most immediate and tangible evidence of achievement, while ignoring things that will pay off much further down the line. Large companies fail to innovate and as a result, smaller firms with far ‘less to loose’ gamble on a disruptive idea and kill the bigger ones.  So how will you measure the success of your life or business? Is a level of profitability, money, status or something more intangible? Here’s an interesting thought by world-renowned…
  • 5 Rugby World Cup 2015 ads to get you ready

    cherryflava
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    The Rugby World Cup 2015 is just over 100 days away and we have 5 of the best build up ads to get you in the mood amidst the doom and gloom of another world governing body scandal. Rugby World Cup 2015 ads Leading up to the tournament, rugby unions and sponsors have already started releasing their pre-tournament promos. Here is our selection of the best so far: South Africa – #homegroundadvantage Rugby World Cup 2015 – Team Talk Rugby World Cup 1987 – 2015 Rugby World Cup 2015 Promo Land Rover’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender Reveal Here are the scheduled fixtures so…
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Read this before you follow your dream

    cherryflava
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:57 am
    Most small businesses fail. No matter how good your idea is or how passionate you are about making that ideas work, the odds of your dream taking flight and you actually making money from it are extremely remote. The book, The E-Myth Revisted by Michael E. Gerber details why small business is so tricky and what you can do about it. The small business road is littered with the decaying carcasses of great ideas that just failed to make any kind of impact in the marketplace, and end up dying along with the hopes of their owners. It sounds dramatic, but sadly it’s just reality. Add to this…
  • Inequality: Change begins with you

    cherryflava
    2 Jun 2015 | 1:33 am
    It’s no secret that one of our great interests in life is the understanding of inequality. For many, the whole notion of income and wealthy inequality in their lives is seemingly irrelevant, something that doesn’t affect them. However the glaring reality cannot be further from the truth. Inequality is fundamentally the most important issue of our time, and sadly the one that we pay the least attention to. It’s a bit like a cancer with a complicated name that is dangerous and killing us, but is just too difficult to understand – so we just ignore it and hope that…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Grant Haffner

    AJ
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Enjoy the abstract landscapes of Long Island, USA based artist Grant Haffner.
  • Bardo Industries

    AJ
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Brooklyn based Bardo Industries is the graphic design studio of Laura Giraudo.
  • Jacob Dhein

    AJ
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    San Francisco based artist Jacob Dhein.
  • Michael Boswell

    AJ
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Nice design portfolio from Brooklyn based Michael Boswell.
  • James Frost

    AJ
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    James Frost is a UK born photographer, now based in Australia, producing some really nice work.
 
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    NOTCOT.ORG

  • 101.86° by Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn...

    NOTCOT
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    101.86° by Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen. A magical light that changes colors as you layer and rotate various pieces. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • The Rocking Swing by Tobias Nickerl and Clara...

    NOTCOT
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:35 pm
    The Rocking Swing by Tobias Nickerl and Clara Rivière. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Interstice Architects Sunset Parklet in SF. The...

    NOTCOT
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Interstice Architects Sunset Parklet in SF. The parklet consists of 4 “strips” that undulate along the length of the parklet, providing built-in seating, tables, and native planting, a dog watering area with leash ties, and a built-in bicycle rack and pump station. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Spanish architect Carolina González Vives...

    desainer
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Spanish architect Carolina González Vives filled the rooftop of Casadecor in Madrid with a series of inflatable pods, cools the outdoor environment with minimal power consumption. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
  • Windy Chien's wooden corner spoons

    NOTCOT
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Windy Chien's wooden corner spoons (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)
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  • Ontwerpduo Cutting Board

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Instagram inspiration - stumbled into @ontwerpduo - with description: “A bird cage in which you can swing freely, lamps that branch out like a tree. Visit the fantastic world of design duo Tineke Beunders & Nathan Wierink” So much lovely work in progress from their studio, Ontwerpduo, documented on their instagram, including this beautiful cutting board that is launching soon! Love the holes of various depths - perfect to catch bread crumbs, or store your marbles… that will make more sense when you see more of the pictures on the next page! TO PAGE 2 of "Ontwerpduo…
  • MonoFrame Glasses by Parsha Gerayesh

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw! MonoFrame Glasses by Parsha Gerayesh of RCA’s Design Products are glasses whose frame is formed from a single material. Borrowing techniques from spring manufacturing, the glasses are made from wire fed through a series of coils and bends. See more pictures + video on the next page… TO PAGE 2 of "MonoFrame Glasses by Parsha Gerayesh"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Fuzzy Logic from Marta Santambrogio

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:54 am
    Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw! The Fuzzy Logic Project by Marta Santambrogio caught my eye at Central Saint Martins with an enormous “Exhaustophone”, adorable model vehicles and a fascinating concept. Santambrogio is a part of the Material Futures course and her project looks at the sound of traffic. With recent European law stating that electric and hybrid vehicles will have to make a noise by 2019, her project explores how traffic noise might create music, with individual vehicle sounds coming together to create a moving…
  • NOTCOT.org + Tasteologie Roundup

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    Inspiration round-up time from the grid sites!!! Click the pics to see a taste of what’s been inspiring me over at NOTCOT.org and Tasteologie. (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
  • Cumbuca Chic Ceramics

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Dove down an internet rabbit hole of small ceramic planters inspired by all the recent succulent propagating projects… and discovered Cumbuca Chic - the shop of ceramicist Priscilla Ramos out of São Paulo, Brazil! Her naturally inspired small ceramics pieces are adorable! There are CAPYBARAS! And ANTEATERS! As well as adorable foxes, and the cutest, tiniest birds on mini pots. But seriously, i didn’t even know i wanted (or could find) ceramic capybara planters… and now i can’t get them out of my head. She sells through her website and Cumbuca Chic Etsy Shop - and you…
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • pascale guédot wraps monolithic media library around historic walnut tree

    philip stevens I designboom
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:29 pm
    located in the southern suburbs of paris, this stone masonry médiathèque warps around an existing walnut tree, preserving its 100 year status. The post pascale guédot wraps monolithic media library around historic walnut tree appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • wicked witch bookmark mimics the wizard of oz

    trevor reed I designboom
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    save your place with this handcrafted bookmark which conjures the iconic scene where dorothy finds the wicked witch of the west beneath her house! The post wicked witch bookmark mimics the wizard of oz appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • shih-yen lo crafts the perfect cut collection for inexperienced users

    loshihyen.com
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    the amateur-oriented collection includes angled cutter and slider, snap off blade, roto-cutters with guide, circular cutter with raised platform, and two extendable rulers. The post shih-yen lo crafts the perfect cut collection for inexperienced users appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • SO? architecture and ideas stack ceramic hill at the royal academy of arts

    nina azzarello I designboom
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    the participatory design explores how a 2D material, most commonly implemented as a decorative element, can create a 3-dimensional structure intended for public use. The post SO? architecture and ideas stack ceramic hill at the royal academy of arts appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • turn anything into a lamp fixture with baselamp by luke lamp co.

    piotr boruslawski I designboom
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    luke lamp co. created a light source that has endless possibilities to effortlessly turn almost anything into a lamp, like a favorite bottle of whiskey, a glass incense burner, or even a flower filled vase. The post turn anything into a lamp fixture with baselamp by luke lamp co. appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
 
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Our Top Five Favorite Mad Men Design Moments

    Becky
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Now that Don Draper finally nailed the ultimate account and Mad Men has disappeared into 1970 forever, I’ve been binge watching the whole thing all over again on Netflix. There were so many fantastic moments of graphic design, fashion design, even hair design (and some not-so-good ones, those ’70s staches and sideburns were not doing the characters any favors). But most of all, I loved to watch Mad Men for the spot-on 1960s set design. There are too many to count; with all that Eames, Saarinen and other mid-century icons lurking everywhere. Here are some of the highlights: What…
  • Don’t Miss This Fatboy Deal!

    DesignPublic.com
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Whether you’re craving a colorful hammock to swing in or big fat comfy seats to replace those rickety old lawn chairs, there has never been a better time to stock up on Fatboy’s clever and colorful outdoor furniture offerings.  Now through June 15 2015, spend $600 on Fatboy Outdoor Furniture and save $100.     This is not your 1970s bean bag. The Fatboy Original Outdoor comes in way cooler colors, is much more comfortable as a real seat and its jacket is moisture repellent Sunbrella™ fabric.   You know it’s the best time of year to lounge and swing from…
  • Brand Spotlight: Kähler Design

    DesignPublic.com
    29 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you don’t know Kähler, you’re going to want to get to know them. The iconic Danish ceramics company has been making museum-worthy pieces since 1839. Don’t let the pedigree scare you though; the Kähler pieces you’ll treasure forever are still handmade by artisans yet are reasonably priced.   Hand-painted stripes mark the classic Omaggio line by Kähler. A variety of shapes and sizes in a range of colors, the vase collection is made for all sorts of leaves, branches and blooms.   Omaggio will dress your table with style as well. A favorite is the crisp…
  • Some Easy Swaps and Props for Summer Decor

    Becky
    22 May 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you’re not going anywhere this weekend, it’s a great time to summer-fy your place. Or for those of you lucky enough to have a cottage or a summer share it’s the prime weekend to open it up and give it a zshush. Here are 10 favorite products that will help you get ready for summer.   1. Lobstahs! Go for that overt sea creature theme, because now is the time. A favorite lobster accessory of mine is the Thomas Paul Lobster Sketch Pillow. 2. Candlelight.  Get ready for some outdoor candlelight. The usual tealight holders won’t keep the breeze from blowing out…
  • 5 Must-Have Elements for The Perfect Outdoor Space

    Becky
    20 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    For many of us, the pollen is finally clearing, and it’s time to get that outdoor space spiffed up so that we can spend the maximum amount of time outdoors. What makes a great outdoor space? Here are my personal top five: 1. LIFE Even the tiniest of spaces needs plants to enliven it. Surely there is room even on the smallest of balconies for at least a potted plant or two. Consider a trellis, hanging pots or boxes that hang over the railings if you’re short on floor space. Modernica’s mid-century modern pots with stands are one of the chicest modern ways to add life to your…
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    Fubiz™

  • Dental Studio with a Green Medical Cross Structure

    Daniella
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dent Protetyka est un petit cabinet dentaire conçu par l’architecte polonais Adam Wiercinski. Le lieu est divisé en deux parties, une salle d’attente et une salle d’examen, séparées par une grande croix médicale verte, ornant à la fois le mur de son contour vert et dessinant l’ouverture ainsi que le stand d’accueil.
  • A Road Trip in Switzerland

    Léa
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Après nous avoir emmenés dans son road trip aux Etats-Unis, le jeune photographe français Sidi-Omar Alami nous conduit cette fois au coeur des montagnes suisses, entre lacs, sommets enneigés et nuits à la belle étoile. Des photographies toujours aussi dépaysantes qui vous procureront sans aucun doute l’envie de vous voyager et de vous évader.
  • Northern Lights Time-Lapse Video

    Daniella
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Le 17 Mars 2015, Henry Jun Wah Lee a eu la chance de se retrouver en Islande lors de la plus grande tempête solaire de la décennie. Un spectacle extraordinaire que le réalisateur a capturé en images et concocté en un magnifique time-lapse. Des nuances de bleu, violet et vert apparaissent et s’agitent dans le ciel étoilé avant que l’éruption du Bárðarbunga ne plonge le paysage dans une atmosphère orange vif.
  • Miniature Cage-like Balconies Attached to a Building

    Donnia
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pour le Lodz 4 Cultures Festival, l’artiste Isaac Cordal a enfermé dans des petits balcons présentant des personnages miniatures sur une façade d’un immeuble à Lodz, en Pologne. Intitulée « Sasiedzi » (« voisinage »), cette oeuvre montre des protagonistes isolés afin de mettre en relief que même ensemble, nous sommes seuls et nous ne communiquons plus à cause des nouvelles technologies. Certaines figurines tiennent un téléphone portable, tête baissée vers l’écran, ou passent un coup de fil pour montrer qu’elles…
  • Paper Sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka

    Daniella
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Les sculptures de Jeff Nishinaka, artiste basé à Los Angeles, sont étonnantes par leur qualité et précision d’exécution. Ces sculptures immaculées représentent tantôt des créatures folkloriques tels que des dragons, des animaux ou des paysages urbains réalisés au détail près. À découvrir.
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  • The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    Nick Summers
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Bubble Wrap is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, pop, pop. There's nothing quite like it. That's why we wer...
  • Solar-powered plane completes five-day journey across the Pacific

    Dana Wollman
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:37 pm
    The Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered plane that has been flying around the world since March. Back in May, it was set to make its most ambitious journey yet, a 5,061-mile trip from Japan to Hawaii. Unfortunately, though, Pilot Andre Borschberg's in...
  • Xiaomi's next low-cost wearable will monitor your heart rate

    Matt Brian
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has made a name for itself by delivering premium devices at budget prices. As well as phones and tablets, Xiaomi also sells accessories, including the Mi Band fitness tracker. After almost a year on sale, China's biggest mo...
  • NASA made a plane snuff movie... for your safety

    Steve Dent
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    If you survive a plane crash but your emergency locator transmitter (ELT) doesn't, it'd be a cruel irony if rescuers never found you. But NASA, of all agencies, has crashed a light airplane to make those devices stronger and better. "It's not obvious...
  • Dr. Dre will debut a Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music tomorrow night

    Dana Wollman
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Days after Apple Music launched to the public, it's becoming clearer where Dr. Dre fits. The hip-hop mogul, who joined Apple after the company bought up Beats, announced today that he's about to launch a regular radio program exclusive to Apple Music...
 
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    TrendsNow

  • Kooyong House

    Mr K (boss)
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Superbe villa contemporaine créée par le studio Matt Gibson Architecture, focus sur la très belle « Kooyong House », une splendide maison construite dans la région de Melbourne en Australie. Construite sur deux niveau dans une forme inspirée d’un « L », elle offre en outre tout le confort d’une agréable terrasse en bois… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Scented Candles

    Mr K (boss)
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Dans un style moderne comme à son habitude, le designer Jérôme Olivet revisite les bougies parfumées avec sa très belle collection sobrement intitulée « NAO ». Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & design by Jérôme Olivet … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Colorfully Breathtaking Landscapes

    Mr K (boss)
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Une mention spéciale pour les incroyables paysages shootés en exposition longue par le photographe Eric Hines qui nous offre une sensation de sérénité ainsi qu’un rendu et des couleurs à couper le souffle. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Eric Hines – via … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Elevated Minimalist Home

    Mr K (boss)
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Construite au Pays de Galles près du Brecon National Park pour un photographe professionnel, une mention spéciale pour cette magnifique villa contemporaine imaginée par le studio Hyde + Hyde Architects. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & design by Hyde + Hyde Architects – via … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Mix & Match plates Series

    Mr K (boss)
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Graphiques et élégantes, coup de projecteur sur les superbes assiettes de l’artiste et graphic designer française Leslie David. Simplement ornées de lignes bleues et dorées, ses assiettes en porcelaine de Limoges éditées par Th Manufacture décorent à elles seules une table de salon. Plus de détails en images dans la … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2015 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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  • UIETips: Incorporating Content Strategy into Your Information Architecture

    Jared Spool
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    In this week’s article, Margot Bloomstein shares examples of how organizations are successfully incorporating content strategy into their information architecture. Here’s an excerpt from the article: What’s in, and what’s out? “In my experience, it is very easy for brilliant information architects (or UX people who do information architecture) to underestimate the importance of editorial planning, voice and tone, and detailed guidelines for content creation. And conversely, it’s very easy for highly skilled content people to underestimate how much information architecture has to…
  • Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making – Indi Young’s July 16 Virtual Seminar

    Adam Churchill
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:26 pm
    When navigating obstacles, we often turn to well-established solutions and get stuck churning in that problem space. We become cyclical and self-referential. Involving others and developing empathy can bring fresh input, perspective, and ideas. In Practical Empathy for Powerful Decision Making, Indi Young teaches you the different types of empathy, how to develop it, and some tips for persuading the people around you to pay more attention to this powerful tool. Attend this seminar if you want to learn: How empathy can actually be used in your work and the most reliable, repeatable kind…
  • A UX Advantage Podcast with Jared Spool: Reinventing Corporate Structures

    Sean Carmichael
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Traditional organizational silos are the nemesis of delivering great experiences. How do you scale multidisciplinary teams to enterprise size? Does a culture of design require a fundamental structural shift in how the organization operates? Those are just some of the questions being addressed at the UX Advantage conference. Jared Spool and Karen McGrane will be your hosts as they have meaningful conversations on a series of topics with top design executives. In this podcast, Jared tackles the UX Advantage topic, Reinventing Corporate Structures.   Join us in…
  • Seeking a Front-End Web Developer Who Loves a Challenge

    Adam Churchill
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Go look at uie.com. (Seriously. Go look. We’ll wait.) Ok. Now look at uiconf.com. (Yup, we’ll wait again.) Also, our All You Can Learn Library or this page (Jared Live). Compare uie.com to the others. See the difference? This is why we need you. If you can help us make uie.com be a modern-looking, easy-to-use web site, we want you to join our team. Our audience is filled with people like you. Folks who work every day creating great designs. We need all of our web sites to meet the high bar we’ve set. After all, we spend our days sharing our research and knowledge about great design,…
  • UIETips: Hire UX Experts or Give Your Team Their Own UX Skills?

    Jared Spool
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint the article Hiring UX experts versus giving your team their own UX skills. In the article, I explain why you should be transitioning from a single UX expert to a UX-aware team. Here’s an excerpt: UX is a complex field because there are lots of complexities: accessibility, mobile design, working in government agencies, working in an agile development process, and dealing with cross-cultural needs, to name a few. Yet, these are edge cases. 80% of UX work is quite routine and when learned by everyone on the team, creates consistently good designs. Read…
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  • Everyone Loses the Blame Game

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! It’s the client’s fault. It’s the project manager’s fault. It’s because of the budget, the political situation, the committee to which you’re pitching. You didn’t have enough time. You didn’t have enough money. You didn’t have enough information. It’s natural for us to want to shift the blame. It’s even more natural for us to avoid having the blame be put on us, especially when…
  • I Want To Be Wolf Bait (The Joy of “I Don’t Know”)

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! “I don’t know.” Great Googly Moogly is that a wonderful thing to say! What a wonderful thing it is to hear! When we hear it we are given an opportunity. If the time and place and person and context is right, we have an awesome opportunity. We get to show them something awesome. We can show someone something they didn’t know before and, if we’re lucky, they’ll do the same for us the next time we say “I…
  • Seeing Something New In Your Old Photos

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! A friend of mine started working out. We were teenagers and he was the first of our group to care about looking after himself. I didn’t notice really. He’d always been fit, with some muscle tone, but now it was a serious part of who he was. He loved pushing himself, getting stronger, and learning how the body worked. He loved seeing how he could bring about physical changes, how he was in charge of the shape of his arms and legs and chest.
  • A Message Isn’t Spoken Until It’s Heard

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! A message isn’t spoken until its heard. I feel as if the work I do doesn’t exist until someone has seen it. The words are on the screen in front of me, but it feels as if they’re just on loan from my mind. They don’t exist anywhere outside of my little world. They don’t even have the opportunity to be good or bad because they aren’t being experienced by anyone else. So they might as well not exist. They might be the…
  • You Should Practice the Pain

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    This essay originally appeared in the Retinart Newsletter. You should sign up, it'll help you turn your work into your craft weekly. Sign up! For three days I struggled. I was desperately trying to give body to an idea. One I was sure would be beautiful. I was trying like mad to paint with words. I was splashing them around the canvas, hoping they’d form a shape similar to the one in my head. I pushed the paint-or-words-or-whatever around, replacing one with another, changing the colour of them, reordering them, starting from scratch, rewriting, rewriting, rewriting. It was a struggle.
 
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  • Don’t let the maps fool you

    Nathan Yau
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Maps are fun to look at and get easier to make every day, so there's a lot of them floating around in the world. But before you sit down to enjoy that big, juicy map, take in some advice from geographer Andrew Wiseman to avoid looking the fool. A fool? A fool, I say. It's no surprise then that people often assume maps are accurate, because it's so often unclear how they are made—maps are "arcane images afforded undue respect and credibility" that are "entrusted to a priesthood of technically competent designers and drafters," as Monmonier puts it. Almost everybody can write, but not…
  • Problem solving game teaches statistics lesson

    Nathan Yau
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    From the Upshot, A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving. Play it. Read the results. Learn. Tags: bias, Upshot
  • Changing price of food items and horizon graphs

    Nathan Yau
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    I've been messing with horizon graphs to look at patterns over time. Software company Panopticon, now called Datawatch, devised them back in 2008, but you never see them used — probably because no one knows how to read them. The chart type is actually quite nice though, once you get the hang of it. Below shows the percentage change in price for select food items, since 1990. Estimates are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and adjusted for inflation (of course). It kind of reads like a heatmap over time. Darker colors represent higher absolute values. But you also get the extra layer…
  • Comparison of shifted public opinion

    Nathan Yau
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:09 am
    David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano compared public opinion over time for various social issues, based on estimates from the Pew Research Center and Gallup. The issues fall into two categories. In one category are the rights-based issues in which the future can be safely predicted. In the other category — which includes abortion, gun control and climate change — there is far less clarity about the direction of public opinion. I like the blocked time series on the single time axis. Each is self-encapsulated, but you can also compare the rate of change across issues. A white…
  • Combining Inside Out emotions for new ones

    Nathan Yau
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    Spoiler alert for Inside Out. At the climax of the movie, we see that emotions can combine for deeper, more complex feelings, and it's these combinations that get Riley through a tough time. Christophe Haubursin for Vox provides the matrix of emotions if you combine each. Tags: emotion, Inside Out
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  • Customer centricity - who cares?

    jarle
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    Customer centricity - who cares?Customer Centricity - eller “Kunde Centreret tilgang”, om man vil, er ikke længere noget som er nice-to-have i den digitale tidsalder. Det er et absolut must-have og bør indfinde sig på den strategiske agenda, før end senere. I en tid hvor kunderne er forvænt med at kunne få hvad de vil, hvor og hvornår de vil, er vi som leverandører nødt til at være på forkant for at kunne tilfredsstille kundernes behov. Vi ser nu eksempelvis at LEGO’s fans udvikler produkter for LEGO, Local Motors bygger biler, designet af kunderne. Første gang jeg oplevede…
  • Bliv konkret!

    anderssahl
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:16 am
    Bliv konkret!Bliv konkret! ILAB & CfL i samarbejde De fleste ledere er idag klar over, at forandringshastigheden er eksponentiel. Men mange har svært ved at oversætte det til egen branche og egen virksomhed. Det vil vi gerne hjælpe med. Vi tror på samarbejde. Innovation Lab som Danmarks ældste innovationshus med sin praktiske erfaring i trends, teknologi og innovation, Center for Ledelse med 100 års erfaring og en dyb indsigt i hvordan virksomhedsledelser skaber værdi. Derfor har vi samlet kræfterne om det fælles mål at få danske virksomhedsledelser til at omfavne ny teknologi…
  • Hvorfor innovation?

    jarle
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Hvorfor innovation?”Average is over”, skrev den pullitzer vindende amerikanske forfatter Thomas Friedman for nylig. Forbi er tiden, hvor vi kunne snige os i mål på en blandingsbenzin af lav konkurrence, uopmærksomme kunder og konservatisme i udviklingsafdelingen. I dag er det farvel til gennemsnitligheden. Verden er ikke bare gået af lave, den er gået amok i helt nye forudsætninger, helt nye muligheder. Og vi er kun begyndt. På en konference i Dublin for nylig, hørte jeg en direktør for kæmpevirksomheden Unilever indrømme, at det nok kun kommer til at gå stærkere: ”Change…
  • Nikolaj Rasmussen

    nikolaj
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Nikolaj RasmussenHej, mit navn er Nikolaj og jeg er kommunikationsdesigner og Technology Lead hos Innovation Lab. De to titler (design+teknologi) har jeg kombineret til konstellationen Forecasting by Innovation Lab der beskæftiger sig med teknologiske prognoser, trends og tendenser. Som kommunikationsdesigner ved jeg rigtig meget om hvad det vil sige at skulle formidle ideer, produkter og services til andre mennesker - og gerne i et visuelt format - om det er et koncept-pitch eller lancering af et nyt produkt. Jeg har desuden specialiseret mig i interaktionsdesign og det er her teknologien…
  • Google giver din konkurrent en fordel

    jarle
    8 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Google giver din konkurrent en fordelGoogle har ændret deres søge-algoritme og favoriserer mobilvenlige hjemmesider Mere end 50% af danskerne tilgår hjemmesider via en mobil-enhed, og antallet stiger hver eneste dag. Fra smartphones over de større phablets til iPads og andre tablets er mobile enheder et segment i rygende udvikling. Mobile enheder bliver endvidere brugt gennem hele dagen. Vi søger rejser og produkter i toget og bussen, vi koordinerer madplaner fra kontoret, vi browser sammenlignelige produkter på nettet mens vi fysisk står i en butik, vi indhenter beskrivelser og…
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  • Namesake

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    Julia Roberts We got inadvertently involved in a recent photography project by two graduating CSM students, Ellen Mercer and Lucy Streule, who started a project on celebrity namesakes which snowballed into an illustration of how a person’s name affects their identity. Here’s Mercer and Streule’s take on the subject: “A distinctive name seems to be more important when we consider fame and the idea of ‘having your name in lights.’ Many well-known people invent new names or pseudonyms to make themselves, or their brand, more memorable. Can an uncommon name make…
  • Following on from What Design Can Do, part II

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    There have been three more more follow-up pieces from What Design Can Do. Firstly an extensive if rambling interview on DesignBoom with johnson banks’s Michael Johnson - choice quote: “I designed thousands of posters in the 90s and I loved doing everyone of them, but I now… I have changed my mind. I want to raise tens or hundreds of millions and I want to physically change peoples lives with what we do. Traditionally graphic design couldn’t do that” There are also two pieces on Helsinki Design Weekly: “Ask not what a building is but what it does” and…
  • Following on from What Design Can Do

    7 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    There are a couple of interesting follow-up pieces from What Design Can Do on the Computer Arts site, based on interviews with johnson banks’ Michael Johnson, and Stefan Sagmeister from Sagmeister Walsh. The first piece concerns the challenges of ‘design for good’ and quizzes Johnson in detail about this: One of the many quotable lines from Johnson’s What Design Can Do talk was “one poster cannot change the world”, in response to the proliferation of designers dipping their toes into the ‘design for good’ arena in a way that, to Johnson, is…
  • What Design Did Do

    25 May 2015 | 10:03 am
    Michael Johnson at last week’s What Design Can Do conference johnson banks’ Creative Director Michael Johnson has just returned from this year’s What Design Can Do conference in Amsterdam. Some of his thoughts and reflections are below. They say that deep down in every designer there’s a great presentation, and it’s called ‘My Work’. The trouble is, put many designers on a stage for 50 minutes and ask them to do exactly that and it’s sometimes hard to stay awake. So conferences try to establish themes – you know, ‘impact’,…
  • Double Trouble

    15 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Image by Dan Mountford Wander around London at the moment and you’re surrounded by a sea of washed out, double-exposed images. If you’re an Opera lover, there’s an entire campaign of thorny-headed women. Or perhaps you’re dreaming, just like our model below, of a trip to Canada. Those falls are SO on my bucket list… The trouble is that, for me, all I can do is think back a few years to when there was another whole spate of wistfulness. Morgan Stanley by the Martin Agency There were some Morgan Stanley people, dreaming of their bonuses… By Firedog Whilst…
 
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    Ponoko - Blog

  • Facets Of Laser Cutting

    Sam
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Laser cut mandalas, horses, ferns, and gems! Above is a wood mandala necklace. It is intricately laser cut and etched from layers of wood and comes from the always amazing Sugar & Vice. To create this unique design you could use Ponoko’s many different wood types, laser cut and etched with different radial patterns. After the jump, horses, ferns, and gems… Above is a modern horse lamp that is laser cut and etched in acrylic on a concrete base. The simple origami pattern created by the laser etching creates a faceted, glowing surface – neon acrylic maybe if you want a…
  • Ideas for Creative Agencies & Brands – #12

    Guy Blashki
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Laser Cut and Engraved Name Tags Attending a conference or event involves many layers of social nuance, and the ubiquitous name tag is one way to help people connect. As these laser cut and laser etched examples show, with a little creativity and planning in advance you can find all kinds of ways to make personal identification novel and memorable. Pictured above are samples from the Engraved project by John T Kim. Although they are business cards and not ‘name tags’, the clean graphic impact of this design and the way that it has used the precision of laser etching are a good…
  • The Most Advanced Peanut Butter Mixer Ever

    Dan Devorkin
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    Arduino-Controlled Peanut Butter Mixer from Mark Frauenfelder Mark Frauenfelder has an awesome writeup of Ponoko over on Foundry – the show and tell site for makers. If you’re a fan of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, you’re familiar with the natural separation of oils that occurs after opening your jar of peanut-buttery goodness. Made from laser cut bamboo from Ponoko – Mark’s Arduino-powered invention helps stirs the yummy ingredients back together for smooth spreading. This ingenious tool not only helps solve the mess associated with mixing natural peanut…
  • Beginners Laser Cutting Cost Saving Guide: Part 5

    Guy Blashki
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Product Recipe #1 – Part 5 Jill is a graphic designer from Oakland, CA. While riding her bike to work, she was inspired to create a set of custom-made bike gear-themed coasters to sell at local bike shops and in her Etsy Store. Here Jill takes you step-by-step through the process she used to turn her idea into a profitable product with Ponoko. Making her coasters at the lowest price possible means she pockets a healthy margin selling to stores and direct to customers. You can apply these steps to your own project, or you can download all the files here. Laser Cutting Cost Saving Guide Part…
  • Laser Cut Play Time

    Sam
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Laser cut tables, boxes, crowns, vinyl organization, and a broken heart Above is coffee table inspired by Minecraft. It is a take on the simple layered topo but adding the 8-bit pixelation for all the gamers out there. It comes from Martin Raynsford and there a complete run down on how to make it Kitronik. The materials that go into the project are MDF, birch plywood, and acrylic and all available from Ponoko. After the jump, boxes, crowns, vinyl organization, and a broken heart… Above is a leave me alone machine. The premise is simple: turn it on and it turns itself off. The clean…
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    Design You Trust. Design, Culture & Society.

  • Constance Jablonski by Chris Colls

    antonliberant
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Beautiful French model Constance Jablonski photographed by Chris Colls and styled by Tracy Taylor for The Edit – Net-a-Porter 2nd July 2015. via fashion photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Portrait Photography by Mark Mann

    antonliberant
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started shooting on his own, relocating to New York City. via portrait photography. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Casa Brutale by OPA Works

    miguelfds
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    In essential simplicity, Casa Brutale is defined by three thick concrete slabs with all the installations preformed. The crystaline pool, made by reinforced glass, is set between the walls to smoothen the hard materials and let the abundant natural light through, illuminating the residence. The enormous glass faade frames and extracts the beauty of the Aegean ocean. Via Bless In Stuff Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Vintage Omega Watches

    miguelfds
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Huckberry have opened an exclusive “Pre-Owned Watch Shop”, you´ll find up to 50% off sale on iconic Vintage Omega Watches! Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Glowpear | Self Watering Planter

    miguelfds
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Glowpear. Grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers at home with an easy to use, modular, self watering planter. Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
 
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    Abduzeedo Design Inspiration - Design Inspiration & Tutorials

  • Daily Inspiration #2119

    fabiano
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by barrettbiggers Found by Bruno Henrique Schneider Found by David Found by davebaranes Found by Diqa-Lurima Found by dualistique Found by Guilherme Hartmann Found by Helder Garzofino Found by Hello…
  • Beautiful Houses: Quinta da Baroneza

    GisMullr
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Today we will show you a gorgeous house in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a project by Candida Tabet Arquitetura. This house is breathtaking! Amazing views, great layout, beautiful materials and spaces. This is the perfect place to enjoy nature and feel inspired. Take a look. Make sure to check out Candida Tabet Arquitetura website for further information about this and other inspiring projects. See you next week. :) Description from the architects: Characterized by huge spans and minimum support points, the Quinta da Baroneza house architectural equation could be solved thanks to industrially…
  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Giza, Boston, Sen

    paul0v2
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. View all FFFF posts Giza by Anthony James Download Giza Boston by CloutierFontes Download Boston Sen by Philatype Download Sen Tags: FFFFfree fontsfreebiefotnspaul0v2's blog
  • Unique Animal Sculptures by Tibor Kéri

    PauloGabriel
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Surfing the web I ran into the work of Hungarian sculptor Tibor Kéri. He's a super talented artist that comes up with amazingly detailed sculptures of animals, both pre-historical and modern ones. These are truly amazing! These are only a handful of his unique artworks. For much more images showing more details, please visit his portfolio at ArtStation. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;) Aluminium Baby Raptor Asian Elephant Chameleon Prehistoric Angler fish Rino T-rex fight scene Tags: sculpturesanimalstraditional artPauloGabriel's blog
  • Daily Inspiration #2118

    fabiano
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:13 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by 94design Found by Andrew Adel Found by David Found by deadsealink Found by Goce Veleski Found by gomz7 Found by inspirationde Found by Julio Mesak Nangkoda Found by laramindy Found by nagepoo Found…
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  • 54 Vector Cartoon Characters for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m excited to introduce Vector Toons as the latest donator of top quality resources for my Access All Areas membership. Members can now download a combination of four Vector Toons cartoon character packs from the business collection, totalling 54 individual vector character designs that can be used as mascots in your website designs, book illustrations, presentations and more! The designs feature 6 separate male and female characters in multiple poses and situations to provide plenty of possible uses. Vector Toons is the place to go for premium quality royalty free vector…
  • 24 Exceptional Quality Font Families For 98% Off!

    Chris Spooner
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today is a good day for font lovers. A brand new fonts bundle has just gone live over at Design Cuts and this one is a whopper! This latest deal is a collection of 24 fonts that have been hand picked for their exceptional quality, then slashed with an unbeatable 98% discount and given the best license terms available anywhere to provide the ultimate value for money. Here’s all the figures you need to know: 24 incredible fonts; $1237 total value; 98% discount; you only pay $29; expires in 12 days! This bundle focuses on quality and has been negotiated with some of the most talented…
  • How To Create Complex Mandala Patterns in Illustrator

    Chris Spooner
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s a couple of methods for creating complex circular patterns in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves designing multiple patterns that seamlessly repeat, which can be a difficult task in itself. Alternatively, you can make use of Illustrator’s symbol feature to create a pseudo kaleidoscope effect where a segment of your design is duplicated around a centre point to form a mirrored effect. Follow my step by step Illustrator tutorial to learn how to create a vector mandala pattern of your own. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can…
  • FilmTone Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    FilterGrade is back again this week with another premium design resource for Access All Areas members. There’s already 3 collections of FilterGrade Actions available for members; the Vintage Batch Filters and two complete packs from the Light Leaks Series, but today members are also being treated to the brand new FilmTone product. These high quality Photoshop Actions generate natural film looks and filters to instantly give your photos the nostalgic feeling of analog photography. The FilterGrade Shop is stocked full of Actions of various types, including fashion styles, photo retouching…
  • Video Tutorial: Spotify Style Duotone Photo Effect

    Chris Spooner
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop to create a duotone photo effect inspired by the recent Spotify rebranding, where the artist and band photos are colorized with two vibrant hues. A simple Gradient Map does most of the work, but I’ll take you through some extra steps to help you achieve the best results. The key to this effect is finding two colours that perfectly complement each other, so I’ve included a Photoshop Action that will apply a bunch of colour combinations for you to choose from. Download my Free Spotify Duotone Photo…
 
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    AisleOne

  • Made In Italy

    Antonio Carusone
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Why does the UK get all the great design exhibits? Damn it all to hell! If you’re in London this Friday and Saturday, you’re going to want to check this one out. Paper company Fedrigoni has partnered with design studio SEA, and Aiap to bring us Made In Italy, an exhibition and limited edition booklet celebrating mid-century Italian graphic design. Made In Italy will feature work from Giancarlo Iliprandi, Franco Grignani, Heinz Waibl, Mario Dagrada, Mimmo Catellano, and more. The exhibit will be open from Friday, June 12th to Saturday, June 13th at Protein: Studio 2 gallery in London. You…
  • Systematic Design

    Antonio Carusone
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
    I’ve always approached design in a systematic way. Thinking about things in basic pieces that together form other pieces. I remember assembling those plastic car models when I was a kid, and always starting with the basic parts, that by themselves didn’t form anything, but once assembled with other parts, they’d form a vital component of the car. I’d isolate the rim, tire and bolts, and focused on them individually to form the wheels. Then I’d join the wheels with the axles, and suspension to form the front-end. And finally, the front-end would be assembled to the chassis to…
  • StudioSmall: Margaret Howell

    Antonio Carusone
    18 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    StudioSmall is a London-based agency that produced this lovely work for fashion brand, Margaret Howell. The work includes strategy, branding, digital, print, and environmental.
  • Bentley Intelligent Details: The Bespoke Driving Jacket

    Antonio Carusone
    15 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Last year, Bentley produced a short film shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. They’ve produced another Intelligent Details film for their bespoke driving jacket, and this one was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Two things fascinate me about this film. First, it’s amazing the level of quality the iPhone camera can produce. This film is beautiful. Granted, professional film techniques were used by pro filmmakers, but it’s incredible what can be achieved with the iPhone. The only quality the footage is still lacking is shallow depth of field. You do get some bokeh on the iPhone 6, but…
  • The Debate: The Legendary Contest of Two Giants of Graphic Design

    Antonio Carusone
    14 May 2015 | 8:43 am
    Monacelli Press has published the first English translation of an historic 1972 debate between Dutch graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn, at Amsterdam’s Museum Fodor. Held in response to an exhibition of Van Toorn’s work at Stedelijk Museum, including student posters protesting the Vietnam War—in an era of youth culture and increasing resistance to authority, capitalism, and the power of media—the stakes were aesthetic, ethical, and politically charged. Crouwel defended his approach of neutrality and austere rationalism, attention to typography and worksmanship, and…
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    CoolBoom

  • Wild Crocodile Bathroom Tiles from Petracer

    Author
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    These nice original crocodile skin tiles by Petracer is give for those people who are fall in love with unique and creative home appliance design. The contribution of the designer for this bathroom appliance is can be seen from the creative creation and the unique performance of the bathroom tile. The real skin like design of this bathroom tiles is give the unusual landscape for our bathing space. There is various color tone that we can choose from this crocodile bathroom tiles. There is the blue one that will make our bathroom space become calm. The unique bathroom tile ideas that perform by…
  • Fashionable Colorful Bathroom Tiles from Instructables

    Author
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Instructables introduce this colorful bathroom tiles furnishing and give us a lot of inspiration to furnish the bathing space. Cheat and try the main theme of this bathroom furnishing will make our bathroom space become lovely. The colorful bathroom tiles that we can see in this page is try to give something new in our home space especially in our private bathroom space. We can give the extra decoration with similar theme too. The colorful tiles in this bathroom space are making the bathing space become the fashionable home bathroom areas. That application is look so awesome and we will not…
  • Modern Glossy Glass Kitchen Table from ThinkGlass

    Author
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    ThinkGlass release the latest pictures of calm blue glass kitchen table layouts in this page and we are invited to see and probably choose which one the right one for our home space generally, and for our kitchen space especially. The main design of this glass countertop is white while the blue color scheme of this kitchen appliance is made from the lighting fixtures of the kitchen space. The fat design of the glass is safety for kids too. Places on the right space will protect our kids and our countertop too. This stuff can cover almost the whole side and space of our kitchen countertop so…
  • Impressive Modern Black Villa Cluster Design by Chahrour Huhtilainen A+D architects

    Author
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    The wooden interior landscape plans of this villa are made to make the complete performance of this villa become the real perfect impressive villa. The space can be use as the space for daily life or just for conditional life. The exterior performance of this black villa is started from the thoughtful plans of minimalist and exclusive style of the black color. The black color application is cover the entire side of the outdoor space of the villa building while the inside space of this villa is cover by the chocolate and white interior landscaping. The black cluster villa building of this…
  • Modern Minimalist Sky House Designs from Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

    Author
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hughes Umbanhowar Architects show off the rejuvenating living space exterior from the latest home design of human. The concept of this living space is the Sky house concept while the complete performance of this home is use more than one theme such as modern, minimalist, and simplicity. The outstanding exterior of this Sky home concept is bringing the calm and humble personality of both designer and owner. The modern theme of this house can be seen in the exterior space of this house while the minimalist aspect impacts the interior of this house clearly. The practical garden landscaping of…
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  • Design for cats: awesome gifts to make your cat happy

    Mirko
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Cats already have a giant virtual network pretty much dedicated to worship them: the Internet. This isn’t enough for your poor cat that doesn’t know how to read anyway. Your cat surely deserves better design at home, whether it’s to entertain himself or to have a cooler place to sleep in. Scratching day If you […] The post Design for cats: awesome gifts to make your cat happy appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 10 examples of website mockups with fullscreen backgrounds

    Sabina Hona
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Fullscreen background images are a way to send a powerful message in web design. Whether you want your user to feel an atmosphere, to have a message they can’t miss, or simply to make your website more beautiful, fullscreen backgrounds are the way to go. In this post we have some inspiration of designers mockups that found […] The post 10 examples of website mockups with fullscreen backgrounds appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Spectacular paintings created using spilled food

    Mirko
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    When I was a kid, we would travel to Serbia every summer to meet with the family there. One of the highlights for me was to see my great-aunts who would check out the bottom of my mother’s coffee cup and predict the future. I suspect Giulia Bernardelli, who shares amazing art made with spilled […] The post Spectacular paintings created using spilled food appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • How Thinking Differently Can Make You A Better Web Designer

    Mirko
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    A person can easily become a web designer if he acquires the skills needed for this profession, but it takes special qualities to become a leader in web design. With so much creativity available in the web design market, how can you rise above other designers and become a great and efficient design leader? In […] The post How Thinking Differently Can Make You A Better Web Designer appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Is crowdsourcing the best option for rebranding?

    Mirko
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Lots of companies these days start off their businesses without a real defining visual brand or any real corporate identity to speak of. This is fine for the most part as the last thing you want to be doing when trying to get a business off the ground is worrying about branding and shelling out […] The post Is crowdsourcing the best option for rebranding? appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
 
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  • Year 10

    Alexander Trevi
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:04 pm
    (Making (Im)possible Chicago #26 a little less impossible. Image courtesy of United States Navy.)While blogging activity in the last two years or so has been nil (apart from the occasional Martian sunsets and sunrises), I still want to make a quick post to note that Pruned began exactly 10 years ago today. And to thank everyone who has ever visited and anyone who still continues to click around the Archives. I hope it's all been of some use to you.
  • Sol 587

    GGGRRRAAARRRDDD
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    (Sunset over Gale Crater captured by the Curiosity rover on sol 587, or April 1, 2014. Images courtesy of NASA / JPL / MSSS / Don Davis. Source.)
  • Another Dawn on Chryse Planitia

    Alexander Trevi
    31 Dec 2013 | 10:20 pm
    (Another dawn on Chryse Planitia to kick start another year. This sunrise was photographed by the Viking 1 Lander on August 25, 1977, or sol 391. Here's the sunrise on sol 379. Original images courtesy of NASA. Source.)
  • Sunset on Gale Crater

    Alexander Trevi
    30 Dec 2013 | 11:30 pm
    (Here then is my traditional capstone image to what unexpectedly turned out to be a very sparse blogging year. This particular Martian sunset was observed by the Curiosity rover from Gale Crater on sol 312, or June 6, 2013. Images courtesy of NASA. Source.)
  • Liberate the Horizontal and Integrate the Vertical Super-Surface

    Alexander Trevi
    30 Mar 2013 | 10:52 pm
    (“Stratosphere Giant” Coast Redwood, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA. Photo(s) by James Balog.)A very quick reminder that today is the last Sunday of March. That means it's International Tree Climbing Day! Go out and find yourself a nice tree, or any tree for that matter, and shimmy on up. Go survey your city anew, replay forgotten moments from your youth, domicile with arboreal creatures for an afternoon, get splinters and bloody scratches, serenade below with songs passed down to us by our hominid ancestors. Don't forget to bring the kids!
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  • Hump Day Hotties

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    I am feeling so damn Patriotic right now! The post Hump Day Hotties appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Daily Cool Pics

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:56 pm
    If your trainer helps you with your yoga poses like this you might want to think about checking what he is certified to train you in. The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Keisha Lall

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Keisha Lall is a stunning raven haired beauty. The post Keisha Lall appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Driving Fails

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I am all for winning the packing game, but this guy is taking it to a whole new level. The post Driving Fails appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
  • Jokes of the Day

    Pony
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    ‘Dad, what’s Politics?’ Dad says, ‘Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I am the head of the family, so call me The Prime Minister. Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government. We are here to take care of your needs, so we will call […] The post Jokes of the Day appeared first on Funtasticus.com.
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  • Photography: Brasilia by Øystein Aspelund

    Merilin
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Brasilia was built out on the brazilian savannah in four year during the 60s, based upon a masterplan made by Lúcio Costa. Most of the important buildings are designed by the brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The lay out of the urban plan resembles an airplane, containing two main axes with the main governmental functions in what would be the “cockpit” of the plane. The pilot plan with its huge open spaces, buildings, streets and public squares was meant to be represent an ideal city of future, true to the ideals of modernistic city planning of that time. Today Brasilia stands…
  • Monograph: James Irvine

    Merilin
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    A complete monograph on the work of the influential British-born, Milan-based furniture and product designer James Irvine (1958–2013). James Irvine is an intimate look into the work and life of a design legend. Previously unpublished drawings, sketches, models and images from Irvine’s archives and personal anecdotes and texts from the designers who worked directly with him, including Jasper Morrison, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic and Naoto Fukasawa, reveal Irvine’s passions, interests and idiosyncracies like never before. James Irvine, Hardback, 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in), 240 pp,…
  • Oak Knoll Residence by Aidlin Darling Design

    Merilin
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Perched on a hilltop with sweeping views of a valley below, the tendrils of this new house unravel between the existing oak trees to create a complex layering of architecture and landscape. Punctuated by a single, quiet tower, the balance of the new construction is rendered in small, single-story volumes that rest carefully beneath the tree canopy. Exterior courtyards and interior spaces are sculpted with a similar language and scale, blurring the boundary between building and site. Oak Knoll Residence, by Aidlin Darling Design
  • Monkey-shaped Table by Jaime Hayón for BD Barcelona Design

    Merilin
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    A concrete cartoon monkey holding a tray forms this table by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón for manufacturer BD Barcelona Design as a new piece added to the Gardenias Collection. Hayón’s table is shaped like a monkey from the waist up, and holds a flat tray above its head like a waiter. It is made from solid architectural concrete resin, making it suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The form of the cartoon monkey – with one hand supporting the platter and the other scratching its head – is created using a mould based on Hayón’s drawings. Monkey-shaped table, by Jaime…
  • Davis Avenue by Orchard Piper

    Merilin
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The property, a collaboration with architect and interior designer Jolson and Eckersley Garden Architecture, comprises just ten residences, including two penthouses. Jolson’s holistic approach to exterior and interior design is expressed in a rigorous three-story form with a sculptured façade that engages with the calm and nurturing streetscape. The entry is encased in a woven metal veil which draws dappled light into the street-front residences, allowing interior spaces to engage with the tree canopies outdoors. Ground-floor residences with private gardens dissolve the distinction between…
 
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  • Artist Spotlight: Paulette Jo

    Jeff
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:48 am
    Drawings by Guadalajara, Mexico-based artist Paulette Jo. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Paulette Jo over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video(s) of the Day: The Distance I Can Be From My Son

    Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    British artist Lenka Clayton (who also did that amazing Mysterious Letters project) explores the question of how far a toddler can comfortably wander away. Currently based in Pittsburgh, the video series is part of Clayton’s Residency in Motherhood project. Watch the videos below!View the whole post: Video(s) of the Day: The Distance I Can Be From My Son over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Agostino Arrivabene

    Zach Tutor
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Recent, hauntingly mesmerizing paintings by Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene.  Continue below to see more.View the whole post: Agostino Arrivabene over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Pneumàtic

    Staff
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Pneumàtic is a collaboration by Octavi Serra, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa for Ús Barcelona, an art festival dedicated to the revitalization of urban spaces. See more images below.View the whole post: Pneumàtic over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • A Crow Rides a Bald Eagle: Hilarious Tattoo Becomes Reality

    Jeff
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    I love Dan Climan’s tattoo work and this crow riding a bald eagle is one of my favourites (I actually saved this image to my computer). I couldn’t believe my eyes today when I saw this Colossal post, featuring photos by photographer Phoo Chan of a crow riding a bald eagle in real life! I love the Internet.Tattoo by Dan Climan Crow riding bald eagle, photos by Phoo Chan Crow riding bald eagle, photos by Phoo Chan Crow riding bald eagle, photos by Phoo Chan Crow riding bald eagle, photos by Phoo ChanCrow riding bald eagle, photos by Phoo ChanView the whole post: A Crow Rides a Bald…
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  • Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in aviation history

    Cat DiStasio
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Solar Impulse 2, piloted by André Borschberg has successfully completed its record-breaking solar-powered flight from Japan to Hawaii. The plane landed at 5:55am local time today, and was met with a traditional Hawaiian welcome reception, leis included. With this landing, the Swiss-based Solar Impulse team has proven what is possible in the realm of zero fuel transportation. This leg of the round-the-world attempt marks an exciting landmark in the timeline of renewable energy production. Read the rest of Sun-powered Solar Impulse lands safely in Hawaii after longest solo flight in…
  • Quebec university students design a car that gets an astounding 2,098 mpg

    Cat DiStasio
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    We love zero fuel vehicles, but the next best thing is a mode of transportation that can take you reeeeeeally far on just a little fuel. Vehicles with that ability compete in the SAE Supermileage competition, in which collegiate teams go head-to-head in Michigan to see whose vehicle is the most fuel efficient. This year’s winner can rack up an astounding 2,098 miles on a single gallon of gas. No, dear readers, that is not a typo. The single-seater car is an ingenuous feat of engineering and an incredible accomplishment from a group of university students. Read the rest of Quebec university…
  • How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

    Laura Mordas-Schenkein
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    With the arrival of warm weather comes the pleasure of spending time outdoors. Whether it be enjoying the fresh air, the abundance of new greens and herbs or the ability to spend entire days outside, we just can’t get enough. So what could be better than combining them all into one splendid activity which replaces the need to grocery shop or make a trip to the gym? Here at Inhabitat, foraging – finding wild edibles near our house – is one of our favorite pastimes. Foraging is available to anyone with access to nature – whether that is a nearby urban park, your backyard…
  • Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms

    Tafline Laylin
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Environmentalists are outraged by a longstanding practice allowing oil companies to sell water laced with known carcinogens to California farmers. Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment told Phys.org that 80 percent of the state’s oil production and 45 percent of its farms exist side by side in Kern County. For the past 20 years, a farming cooperative called the Cawelo Water District has purchased water, which is separated from crude oil after extraction, at a significantly reduced price to irrigate crops such as almonds and grapes. The water is tested by a…
  • The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge

    Marc Carter
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Range anxiety is one of the main things holding electric cars back – but the next generation of electric vehicles will be able to drive farther. Much farther. Nissan just announced plans to give its 2016 Leaf a more powerful battery with a range of 110 miles – and the automaker is also working on a prototype next-generation Leaf that will be able to travel more than 310 miles on a single charge! Read the rest of The next-generation Nissan Leaf will be able to drive over 310 miles on a single charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car, electric motor, EV…
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  • Spotted! Sandra Goh

    Michele Adriaens
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Sandra Goh holds a Graphic Design diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and she just graduated from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT-GSA), majoring in BA(Hons) Communication Design. The girl’s enamoured with typography and prints and wouldn’t mind spending the rest of her life in the company of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. The Mama Shop is Sandra’s final year project done in collaboration with the SG50. “It’s objective is to evoke emotions and trigger memories of the ‘Mama Shops’ which is one of Singapore’s…
  • Banner Shuffle: Juria Toramae

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Shore Explorers, Sentosa Island (2014), a beautiful photograph from the “Points of Departure” series by Juria Toramae.
  • Spotted! Adam Ng

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. “We often look at situations on a surface level. My work tilts the angle just a little, so that you can see it in a different perspective.” Adam Ng has just graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA (HONS) Degree in Animation Art. He refers to himself as a 2D Artist who wears many hats. To us, he’s a designer with bags of talent. “My work is defined by direct and effective communication, a minimalist aesthetic and high impact compositions. My forte is in art-direction, storyboarding and character design. History, culture and…
  • Spotted! Kevin Susanto Ngo

    Michele Adriaens
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    NEWater Collection Identity Collection Choice Collection Economy Collection Fresh from a diploma in 3D Design (Jewelry Design) at NAFA, Kevin Susanto Ngo presents his Singapore Time-Lapse Collection which places the country’s achievements under the spotlight. “The collection commemorates Singapore’s accomplishment in creating a decade time-lapse for the country after its independence in 1965, materializing the period by bridging the events that happened during the ten years interval. It is a comprehensive label that includes the NEWater Collection, Identity Collection, Choice…
  • Spotted! Nur Khairiani

    Michele Adriaens
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Meet Nur Khairiani, the next of our GSA Class of 2015  BA (Hons) Communication Design graduates. Khairiani is clearly passionate about illustration and loves to work on conceptual pieces. About her project: “The title of my FYP is “Dependence”, highlighting the vulnerability and fragility of a child in a situation which is sometimes beyond the control of the adult. The whole idea stems from research on misogyny. Misogyny is a form of mentality which develops at a young age and where often men prejudice against women or even objectify them. This can lead to a dysfunctional family…
 
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  • The Summer Collection

    Jenifer Tracy
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Over here at The Dieline we are blessed with living in Los Angeles, a city where the sun is always shining. I need to keep my pedicure fresh all year long since sandals can realistically be worn 360 days of the year. But, most cities aren’t so balmy year round and actually have to go through real seasons! People spend the year looking forward to those three summer months and they feel very celebratory when they finally arrive. It’s time for bikinis and pools, farmer’s markets full of fresh produce, and the annual limited edition “summer packaging” of your favorite products.
  • Concept: DEVOUT. Champagne

    Elizabeth Freeman
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The weekend is upon us. Pop the champagne, it's time to celebrate with DEVOUT. Designed by Jessica Sjöstedt and jasper van Wolferen, the bubbly beverage is wrapped in an exquisite champagne sleeve trickled with a geometric pattern. The design structure is flexible, allowing the consumer to have a bit of fun with architectural creativity. To open the container you can either pull the draw string or tear along the perforated edge. "Breaking the code. The task was to create a new, young and innovative package for champagne."  Designed by Jessica…
  • Student: Møller/Barnekow

    Jenifer Tracy
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    We just don’t sit down and eat our meals at a table anymore. Our lives are always “on-the-go” and moving from one event to the next. This means we often end up eating our quick meals straight out of the carton while multi-tasking. The designers Rasmus Erixon & Tobias Möller decided it was time to create a packaging solution for the new lifestyle trend of eating on the run.  The fictional sandwich shop Møller/Barnekow was used as the prototype for this project. While sandwiches have been a main staple of lunchtime meals since the beginning of time, sandwich wraps are taking…
  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Elizabeth Freeman
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before you head out this 4th of July weekend, be sure to check out concepts and student work we wish were real!Coffee StationConcept A unique cafe line inspired by the railroad. Designed by Olena Fedorova, a turquoise and red color palette is used in custom illustrations and a pattern that is overlaid to create a sort of collage. Although there are many elements, the design remains minimal and contempory while offering an antique feel. Designed by Olena FedorovaCountry: Ukraine Anti-CriseStudent Whether or not you possess a green thumb, Anti Crise makes it…
  • Left Field Wines

    Jenifer Tracy
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    What a whimsical and inventive brand story Aaron Pollock Design has created for the New Zealand wine Left Field. Left Field is an existing brand, a part of the Te Awa Collection, that didn’t have a clear voice or any defining personality to stand out in the market.  It was time for a brand refresh. A perfect project for Aaron Pollock Design, known for their amazing brand identity work for lifestyle products.  “The objective was to create a brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A brand that celebrates New Zealand’s freestyle approach to exploration, creativity and…
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  • The Weekend Agenda

    Mike Newman
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 1 LOOK AT THIS: 4th of July – Smokesho 2 READ THIS: How Video Games Changed Popular Music – New Yorker 3 EAT THIS: Nacho Cheese and Jalapeno Stuffed Soft Pretzel Balls – Dudefoods 4 SEE THIS: Cartel Land – Cartel Land Movie 5 DRINK THIS: Mango Habanero IPA Shandy – ...
  • 70% Off Generic Surplus Mojave Leather Boots

    Tim Jacobsen
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
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    Tim Jacobsen
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
  • Parkman Sunglasses – 40% Off

    Vince Avila
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
  • Nike Roshe One “Triple Black”

    Mike Newman
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Nike’s Roshe One was already a fan favorite, but if some of the bright colorways didn’t jive with your aesthetic, let us present something a bit more moody. The new “Triple Black” Roshe One is Nike’s murdered-out take on the comfy runner, and it’s perfect for those who dig some monochrome gear. Same killer cushioning and Flyknight body, but now it’s decked out with a stealth exterior. As with many Nike offerings, it’s only available from select retailers, and it ...
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  • halcon takes portable tables to high-end with skill. neocon15.

    Veronica Kovachi
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:28 am
    Dropping into Halcon at Neocon15, my eyes had to adjust. I was looking for portable tables and the elegant conference tables in front of me were a surprise. The legs were the giveaway, there were wheels, but the legs and the veneer went beyond the typical portable table. Halcon tables are portable, movable, and durable in the marketplace and delivered with Skill. German born industrial designer living in Switzerland, Andreas Krob, designed Skill. The line is minimal, distilled down to its essence and looks just as elegant stacked up and folded away. The tables are sturdy with a flush mount…
  • chromatropic, chronometric, quattro and more: design miami/ 15 celebrates ten.

    PRand
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:16 pm
    above> andy coolquitt examining majolica during his two-week residency in guatemala city/ courtesy: ag ossaye projects The Design Miami/ Basel fair is packed with early twentieth century rarities, mid-century masterpieces, rediscovered gems of the 1980s and 90s, and the finest in collectible contemporary works. In 2015 the fair celebrates its 10th anniversary. The fair’s museum-quality gallery program is supported by additional programming that includes the first edition of Design Curio in Basel, following great success in Miami last December and an exploration of modular architecture…
  • design miami basel celebrates 10th year.

    PRand
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    chromatropic/ design miami/ x pierre frey Design Miami/ Basel celebrates its 10th year. the first showcased 15 galleries, this year features 45 of the world’s leading design galleries including 12 of its founding members and a number of newcomers to the fair – iconic designers from the 20th century alongside contemporary designers exhibited at the fair for the first time. galerie kreo presents designers muller van severen and julie richoz; ornamentum offers a look into the work of american silversmith jaydan moore; gallery all from beijing displays the works of naihan li, zhouhjie…
  • welcome home. milan design week 2015.

    Katie Treggiden
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:23 pm
    In one of the more successful brand interventions at a Milan Design Week that was criticized for being too commercial, airbnb partnered with Fabrica to create Housewarming. 19 international designers were invited to interpret the theme of “welcome” and the results were displayed in Palazzo Crespi, a private home never before opened to the public, that was originally built to celebrate the coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, along with the other buildings on Corso Venezia. Nikita Bhate’s Samai took inspiration from the Indian ritual of lighting candles. It is a mark of honor to ask a guest…
  • geometric sensibilities. luminaire.

    PRand
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    While Neocon 2015 is in Chicago Luminaire again puts together the latest experimental and innovative creations via an exhibition at the Chicago showroom. With Geometric Sensibilities, Luminaire announces its Soft Furnishings collection offering a wide variety of window treatments and floor coverings from Kinnasand, and Raf Simons collection of textiles for Kvadrat. An opening reception will take place Tuesday, 16 June at 6p at Luminaire Chicago to celebrate this exciting new phase. above> With its subtle yet clear Nordic designs, Kinnasand draws on over 200 years of experience producing…
 
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Learning Hub by Heatherwick Studio

    Collecting Design
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:37 am
    The Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), designed by Heatherwick Studio and executed by lead architect CPG Consultants, is a new educational landmark for Singapore. As part of NTU’s redevelopment plan for the campus, the Learning Hub is designed to be a new multi-use building for its 33,000 students. read more
  • Nendo's Beauty Library

    Collecting Design
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    A composite store that consists of a specialty boutique for organic cosmetics and a café, tucked away on a street behind Aoyama-Street. For a woman to enhance her beauty, a close linkage between inner and outer body care is required. read more
  • Mamede House by Aires Mateus

    Collecting Design
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    A succession of everyday spaces occupied the lower floor of an 18th century building on castle hillside. The estate existed ilustrating a period and an identity that were clouded due to extended neglet. read more
  • Stone Art Gallery by O- Office Architects

    Collecting Design
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:39 am
    The Stone Art Gallery was one of the architectural experiments responding to the the abandoned industrial sites in the Pearl River Delta Area (PRD). EMG Group, a local stone trading firm, collaborated with O- Office architects to attempt to transform the 39th building of YJQ Food Factory, a former state industrial site on the north bank of Pearl River to the east of downtown Guangzhou. read more
  • Flip Flop House by Dan Brunn Architecture

    Collecting Design
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    As its name suggests, the Flip Flop House by Dan Brunn Architecture plays with a sense of duality on multiple design levels. Acting as an architectural chameleon, the dynamic house is malleable to the clients’ desire to both display their art collection and embrace the sweeping vistas of Venice beach. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Fabrika app

    Carole Guevin
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Fabrika is one of my favorite generative design app which has yielded some stunning results that I have remixed in some of my designs. _______ Download Fabrika app loaded with whimsical graphic shapes and beautiful colour palettes that form endless recipes of patterns. _______ Soon, special edition mobile cases.
  • Arx font

    Carole Guevin
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Arx by Superfried is an elegant and intricate display typeface designed for use at large scale. Its Latin name – meaning citadel – connects with the classical features, whilst the phonetic pronunciation nods to the arcs which characterise each glyph. Brought to you in minty color!
  • Pilar de la Banda

    Carole Guevin
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Pilar de la Banda rainbow scrolling mouseover effect is a really nice touch – catching our attention. Excellent idea for a one-page website. _______ Good portfolio too. The Wave project illustrations are splendid.
  • Legwork #2

    Carole Guevin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:33 am
    Legwork studio relaunches a new website using weird, provocative, quirky characters to ram in their points about their offerings. How they see creativity! _______ Even clients get scribbled over! Everything on the table – nothing is spare.
  • Oyster Books

    Carole Guevin
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Pete Gamlen uses well referenced comic-strip like retro style illustrations to convey punchy concepts. He works with a variety of high-end magazines. Love the series for Oyster Books.
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  • DIY: Pot Holders Knit from Ocean-Tossed Twine

    Justine Hand
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    On any given summer day, it's not usual to find Marnie Campbell stationed at Rock Harbor, in Orleans, Massachusetts, knitting away in her signature orange beach chair. Her latest handmade inspiration? A series of nautical knits made from foraged marine twine. A consummate hunter-gatherer and creative thinker, Marnie walks the shore of Cape Cod daily in search of new and unusual finds to incorporate into her work. (My prized Marnie-made possession is a tomato-red hot pad interwoven with thin strips of golden grass.) For the past few years, Marnie has been collecting ocean-tossed twine washed…
  • Trending on Gardenista: Homegrown July 4th Ideas

    Remodelista Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Get your drinkable sparklers, patriotic enamelware, and summer-house rope tricks here. Above: Before and After: A Summer Porch Rehab in Upstate New York. (And tour the interior in our post A Country House Reinvented by Jersey Ice Cream Co.) Above: 10 Easy Pieces: Fourth of July Celebration. Above: DIY: Raspberry Sparkler for the Fourth of July. Above: DIY Summer: 9 Ideas for Rope Decor with a Castaway Vibe. Above: A Year-Round Barbecue for the Designer Set. Above: Gardenista Giveaway: Landscape Architect Edmund Hollander's New Book of Estate Gardens. More Stories from Remodelista Trending on…
  • 6 Favorites: Traditional Cast Iron Skillets

    Christine Chang Hanway
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s little you can’t make (or bake) with a 10-inch cast iron skillet, and if you look after it properly (season it regularly), cast iron cookware will last you a lifetime and beyond. Here are six favorites. Above: A chef's dream: a row of variously sized cast iron skillets. Photograph via Brook Farm General Store. Above: Vintage Griswold and Wagner cast iron skillets, the Rolls Royce of the cast iron world, can be found on eBay from $80 to $250. Above: The 10.25-inch Lodge Logic Skillet is available through Amazon; $24.35. Above: The 10-inch Camp Chef Cast Iron Skillet is available…
  • The Green Housekeeping Goddess: Eco Living Advice from Priscilla Woolworth

    Sarah Lonsdale
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Priscilla Woolworth has retail in her genes—four generations ago her family created the original five-and-dime Woolworths, which in its heyday was the largest chain store in the world. She continues the legacy in a modern, California way with Priscilla Woolworth, her online eco-concious general store launched in 2009. Back then she was living in LA with her two young teen girls, and, stumped by the lack of environmentally friendly consumer choices, she set out on a three-year intensive research mission that led to a new career. Woolworth’s own childhood was spent mostly in the South of…
  • Naked No More: Lampshades for Plumen Bulbs

    Margot Guralnick
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The world's most stylish energy-efficient bulbs, the Plumen 001 and 002, look good naked. They also accessorize well. Of late Plumen has been collaborating with kindred designers all over on a range of shades tailor made to present the bulbs in the best light.  Above: Admired at ICFF and debuting this September, the Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade is an in-house Plumen design that comes in white (shown), black, and amber.  Above: The Plumen Drop Top Shade in black. The London-based company has online UK, Euro, and US shops, and the new glass shade will be available at all three;…
 
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  • Get iOS app development for your business

    Ben Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:18 am
    In this economic environment many businesses want to gain maximum benefit from alternative platforms like digital and mobile platforms. Mobile usage has proven lucrative for many businesses from past few years because it is not just cost-effective but it is also far-reaching. Whether you have set-up your business recently or you are searching for an  [ Read More ]
  • Save your brand from cheap web design offers

    Ben Johnson
    21 May 2015 | 1:11 am
    This is about your corporate website, your brand presence in the online market exposure. As a business entrepreneur or marketer, you must know how many benefits your website brings in for your business. That is why it is best if you save your website now from any cheap web design offer that comes your way.  [ Read More ]
  • 7 most popular Ecommerce Websites in the world

    Ben Johnson
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:01 am
    People from around the world are increasingly shopping online, which is why more and more companies are creating their own ecommerce website.Let’s have a look the world’s most popular online stores. 1.       Amazon Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. Originally, amazon started out as an online book store but soon it began selling  [ Read More ]
  • The secret behind building a successful brand

    Ben Johnson
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    It doesn’t matter if you are a big or small company. Your digital presence matters, it builds your brand.  Your viewers can easily get lost in a plethora of other brands or companies offering the same services or products as you. So the secret behind getting eminent success is to have proper digital branding, which  [ Read More ]
  • How to go about the logo maker for your business

    Ben Johnson
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    When you need a logo and a brand identity for your business, then there a few options you might want to consider how you will go for a logo maker for your business logo. Your brand identity earns recognition in the competitive market and gains positivity for the business. Many organizations strive to have such  [ Read More ]
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  • Cat Lovers Ultimate Giveaway! {value $425}

    Amy Locurto
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    If you have been reading my blog and following me on Instagram, you know we have a new kitten named Apollo Creed Locurto! (Rocky Balboa was our previous cat.) Our new family member is the sweetest cat ever! He loves for us to hold him like a baby and is very patient with my kids. He even has his own Instagram account. ha! Apollo has gotten big all of the sudden and grown into a teenager cat, so when Sheba contacted me about having him test out the new SHEBA® PERFECT PORTIONS™, I thought it was the perfect time to give you an update on our newest family member! Bonus……
  • 5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks

    Amy Locurto
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Taking care of our skin in every phase of life should be important. When we are young we need to protect it, as we become teens we have to take care of it, then as adults we try to prolong that youthful look! One way to take care of your skin is to use face masks. They not only sooth your skin but also rejuvenate it. I love going to a nice spa for a facial, but to save a little time and money, we can enjoy a simple DIY Face Mask at home anytime. I have found that in every favorite face mask of mine, there is one common ingredient… HONEY! Honey has been used for centuries all…
  • Coke Barbecue Sauce with Free Printable Labels

    Amy Locurto
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    I love a good holiday, especially the 4th of July! This year, I’m happy to partner with Coca-Cola to bring you a fun hostess gift idea for the upcoming celebrations along with a chance to win a fabulous FREE trip for two and spending money worth $1,700.00! We made the best Coke BBQ Chicken Wings and I thought packaging the homemade sauce would make a wonderful gift to take to any barbecue! Make the delicious Coke Barbecue Sauce with the recipe below, then decorate a mason jar with my free printable label. Package your gift with a few adorable personalized Share A Coke glass bottles and…
  • BIG Summer Giveaway ($500 Apple Watch)

    Amy Locurto
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:15 am
    I’m so excited about this awesome Apple giveaway!! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogs to bring one lucky reader the must have tech item of 2015… the new Apple Watch! What better way than to kick off summer with a fantastic giveaway like this one!?! I’m an Apple addict and this is the ONE thing I don’t have yet. I have been drooling over this watch… and will certainly be jealous of anyone who wins this fun summer giveaway! If you’re not an addict like me, you might not justify a need to buy the new Apple watch, so that’s why it would…
  • Lavender Hard Lemonade Cocktail

    Amy Locurto
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    I love the scent of Lavender and excited to share this new Lavender Hard Lemonade Cocktail Recipe that’s perfect for a party! With free printable labels, this cocktail is super cute to make by the jar to serve at your next party or to make for your self and a few friends. Not only is it refreshing and tastes great, but smelling the lavender scent as you sip is relaxing and makes you feel like you are in a field of fresh lavender! You want to use high grade oils for anything you might drink. When using pure therapeutic essential oils, this drink is also great for your well being!
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  • Good Eats – Sharing One of my Favorite Pasta Recipes!

    Rima Butto
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I find getting my daily veggie requirements in can be kind of tricky (I’m sort of a picky eater), so I love the idea of being able to get my necessary vegetables in something I eat anyway. I’m so excited to share one of my favorite pasta recipes that’s easy, delicious, and a great way to get your daily nutrition requirements. I picked up a box of Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta from…
  • Win a Complete Kate Spade Office Accessory Set ($240 value) {CLOSED}

    Rima Butto
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    **Giveaway NOW CLOSED!** Who doesn’t love the fabulousness of Kate Spade? Especially when it comes to their super chic line of office accessories. If you’re a big a fan as I am, you’re in for a huge treat! My Pretty Office (a division of the the great supply website Twist Office Products) are sponsoring a giveaway for Office Stylist readers – a complete set of Kate Spade office accessories worth $240. One lucky winner will receive an acrylic stapler, tape dispenser, letter tray, water bottle, stripe and dot folders, dot notebook, gold pen set, gold pencil cup, gold…
  • How to Give your Balcony a Stylish, New Look for Summer

    The Office Stylist
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target. It’s officially summer (though June gloom in LA would have you thinking otherwise) and I thought what better way to kick off this season than by updating my balcony? Before I moved, I never really thought I would care if I had outdoor space or not. After living here the last few years I realized it’s a must and I spend a lot of time hanging out here, especially during the summer months. With that being…
  • Katie Kime’s Colorful & Chic Space {Office Tour}

    Rima Butto
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Where is your office located? Austin, Texas! Describe your office space to us. We have a large office/warehouse space and both parts serve many different functions for our day-to-day operations. We have inspiration boards and meeting rooms, and then light boxes and white backdrops for shooting product. We have a shipping operation and lots of prototyping and employees of course. So you never really know what will be going on in any given room or space on a daily basis.  Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Mostly it comes from where I want the product lines and…
  • 5 Office Hacks that Will Make Your Life Easier with Glad Press’n Seal

    Rima Butto
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I’m all for unique uses of regular household items AKA Lifehacks, so I’m super excited to share my latest discovery. You may already be familiar with Glad Press’n Seal for its uses in the kitchen (it’s better than basic plastic wrap for sealing food and the like), but did you know it can be used a ton of different ways in the office? You just have to think a little outside the…
 
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  • You’ll Surely Love These Things Transformed to Humorous Characters

    Joan Mae Maguale
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Have you ever stared on something simple and lifeless, and started imagining it having a mind of its own and doing whatever it wants to do? Because what we have for you today is just as imaginative and fun! Both a photographer and animator, ErAn Croitoru has been working his creativity and skills in creating commercials, movies and TV shows. One of his cool projects called Animated Photography, showcases a series of humorous photos where he illustrate daily objects infused with emotions and actions as if they have a life of their own. Scroll down and check them all out The post You’ll…
  • A Collection of Amazing and Free Logo Mockups

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    Basically, a logo is a vital component in giving your customers and clients a good impression and a memorable identity. Hence, it should come with an attractive and well-design concept for it to work effectively. You can create your own design if you can, but for those who are not designers, their choice are either to hire graphic designers to do the job or to have a logo mockup where they only need to add their logo. Usually you’ll have to shell out money to do this. But for today, we have something that will help you prevent that as The post A Collection of Amazing and Free Logo Mockups…
  • 30+ Freebie Business Icons You Should Have

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    If you’re on any design project that is inclined to business, may it be for an app or web design, then you would want to have ready-to-use icons that you can easily access for your design arsenal. However, it could be a time-consuming task in creating icons or even looking for the right ones for that will fit your needs. So here we are again in an endeavor to aid you in your hurdle. In this post, we happily bring you this collection of Business Icons. This collection includes some of the useful business-themed icons that are all free to The post 30+ Freebie Business Icons You Should Have…
  • 30 Beautiful Shades of Monochromatic Websites

    Ebrian Acebedo
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Every artists and designers are aware that colors play a crucial role in the outcome of the design and how its audience will perceive it. As every single shade of color carries a different feel, representation, and impact to people, it is very important to be wise in choosing the right color that will fit the nature or theme of the design. In speaking about web designing, there have been different styles and experimentations that have been used by designers in an aim to crate a website that is visually attractive and reader-friendly as well. Some incorporate different colors in The post 30…
  • 20+ Useful and Free UI Kits for Mobile Apps

    Ebrian Acebedo
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    App market is one of the fastest money-generating venues today. As I am writing this post, there are tens of thousands of apps that are being downloaded and it continues to go higher by the hour. So if you are planning to develop or design an app, you’d better make sure that it stands out in order for it to thrive in this competitive market. Today, we have a handpicked collection of UI Kits for Mobile Apps that can help you achieve a great design and also save your precious time with the ready-to-use elements that can be downloaded for The post 20+ Useful and Free UI Kits for Mobile Apps…
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    Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

  • The biggest IFTTT Channel yet – Maker

    derfrankie
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    I love IFTTT and use it a lot. I also love to tinker with some web projects, and now I can combine both. Integrating API's of services like Google Drive, Dropbox is somehow a pain. The maker channel from IFTTT is now the bridge to those and 193 more channels. This opens a lot of possibilities, from sending email, storing files, collecting data, opening garage doors etc. I especially like that you can use the DO companion apps on your mobile phone to trigger events or even collect data for your own service. Maker ChannelThe Maker Channel allows you to connect IFTTT to your personal DIY…
  • Extract Assets Feature – Deprecated

    derfrankie
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    If you want to use Photoshop to generate automatically your assets for iOS or Android Development rejoice. The feature is gone in the new version of Photoshop. It was flawed but just resigning is not really a good choice IMO. There was a great discussion on how to improve the feature in the Adobe Forums, and it seems like that the resolution is to just kill the feature and announce it in the thread: "FYI folks, this feature is now deprecated, we have released Export Options which tackles a smaller scope of problems of exporting. More info is available here:…
  • Bigger Text is better – for legibility

    derfrankie
    6 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    Very good article that explains why larger text sizes on the web is better for both users and content providers. You can clearly see the trend in the big content websites – the font sizes are getting bigger – and that's good. Even on mobile. Designers and readers are finally arrived at the point where they understand that using more space might just make the text easier to read and even faster to go through the content even though you have to scroll. Sizing Up Readability & Legibility « Fonts.com BlogPrint designers who were accustomed to setting type at small…
  • New collection feature for Google+ finally here

    derfrankie
    5 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    The collections (as many others have said) is the feature we waited for. It might not bring Google+ to the masses, but it will enhance the experience to all of us "afficionados". I created a couple of Collections based on what I share most and if you are just interested in these kind of posts feel free to follow only those collections. I also created 2 foodie related collections which https://plus.google.com/+FrankNeulichedl/collections none of you regulars are subscribed to – so if you still want to see those go and get them. Frank Neulichedl – Beiträge –…
  • Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial Use | Web Resources | WebAppers

    derfrankie
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    I have to give webappers credit for this one … but these videos are quite useful for anyone creating some intro video for an app – or to show of your app. Ifind the green screen smartphone videos interesting and it might need some advanced video chops to pull them off – but if you have time and no money that's an option. Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial UsePexels is a huge platform for free stock photos. Many designers and bloggers use it every day to find photos for their personal and commerical projects. No The post Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial…
 
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    Dexigner

  • Site Lake Baths International Architecture Competition

    Dexigner
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:21 am
    ARKxSITE has launched the Site Lake Baths international architecture competition for architecture students and young professionals.
  • Archi Depot Tokyo: 41 Models of Japanese Architects

    Dexigner
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    The Archi Depot Tokyo exhibition, on display at the Triennale di Milano between July 10-19, will feature architectonic models of 41 great Japanese designers including Kengo Kuma, Tetsuo Furuichi, Shigeru Ban, Arata Isozaki, Koh Kitayama, Rike Yamamoto.
  • OpenStudios: Emerging Voices

    Levent Ozler
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Presented by Open House New York (OHNY) and the Architectural League of New York, OpenStudios offers an unprecedented opportunity for the public to visit more than 40 firms recognized as Emerging Voices.
  • Volvo Unveils XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept

    Levent Ozler
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Volvo has today unveiled the XC90 Excellence Child Seat Concept, Volvo's re-imagination of the way small children should travel.
  • Emma Donnersberg Interiors and Michel Amar Complete Design for Hotel Royal

    Dexigner
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Emma Donnersberg Interiors and Michel Amar have recently designed Hotel Royal, located in the heart of Paris, next to the neighborhood of Saint Germain. The hotel features an elegant, cozy, and contemporary design.
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  • The biggest IFTTT Channel yet – Maker

    derfrankie
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    I love IFTTT and use it a lot. I also love to tinker with some web projects, and now I can combine both. Integrating API's of services like Google Drive, Dropbox is somehow a pain. The maker channel from IFTTT is now the bridge to those and 193 more channels. This opens a lot of possibilities, from sending email, storing files, collecting data, opening garage doors etc. I especially like that you can use the DO companion apps on your mobile phone to trigger events or even collect data for your own service. Maker ChannelThe Maker Channel allows you to connect IFTTT to your personal DIY…
  • Extract Assets Feature – Deprecated

    derfrankie
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    If you want to use Photoshop to generate automatically your assets for iOS or Android Development rejoice. The feature is gone in the new version of Photoshop. It was flawed but just resigning is not really a good choice IMO. There was a great discussion on how to improve the feature in the Adobe Forums, and it seems like that the resolution is to just kill the feature and announce it in the thread: "FYI folks, this feature is now deprecated, we have released Export Options which tackles a smaller scope of problems of exporting. More info is available here:…
  • Bigger Text is better – for legibility

    derfrankie
    6 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    Very good article that explains why larger text sizes on the web is better for both users and content providers. You can clearly see the trend in the big content websites – the font sizes are getting bigger – and that's good. Even on mobile. Designers and readers are finally arrived at the point where they understand that using more space might just make the text easier to read and even faster to go through the content even though you have to scroll. Sizing Up Readability & Legibility « Fonts.com BlogPrint designers who were accustomed to setting type at small…
  • New collection feature for Google+ finally here

    derfrankie
    5 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    The collections (as many others have said) is the feature we waited for. It might not bring Google+ to the masses, but it will enhance the experience to all of us "afficionados". I created a couple of Collections based on what I share most and if you are just interested in these kind of posts feel free to follow only those collections. I also created 2 foodie related collections which https://plus.google.com/+FrankNeulichedl/collections none of you regulars are subscribed to – so if you still want to see those go and get them. Frank Neulichedl – Beiträge –…
  • Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial Use | Web Resources | WebAppers

    derfrankie
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:18 am
    I have to give webappers credit for this one … but these videos are quite useful for anyone creating some intro video for an app – or to show of your app. Ifind the green screen smartphone videos interesting and it might need some advanced video chops to pull them off – but if you have time and no money that's an option. Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial UsePexels is a huge platform for free stock photos. Many designers and bloggers use it every day to find photos for their personal and commerical projects. No The post Pexels Videos – Free for Commercial…
 
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  • Alphabet Logo, from Counter-Print

    David Airey
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Alphabet Logo is the latest in Counter-Print’s Trademarks & Symbols series. The book contains more than 500 logos created from letters of the alphabet, designed by some of the world’s leading studios such as Bruce Mau Design, Hype Type Studio, Pentagram, Stockholm Design Lab, Wolff Olins, and many more. Title: Alphabet Logo Book design: Leterme Dowling Size: 180 x 115mm Pages: 228 Publication: 2015 Binding: Softbound Price: £7.50 Other books in the series Available from Counter-Print.
  • BBC Newsbeat, by Moving Brands

    David Airey
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Moving Brands’ recent identity work for the BBC included an appropriately animated wordmark for BBC Newsbeat, the national broadcaster’s news service aimed at 16-24yr olds. “The wordmark is designed to react to the beat; when a user hits pre-programmed points within the site, a beat sequence animation is triggered in the mark. The grid system is built to replicate a simple music time signature — all elements of the grid are divisible by four, with content landing on or off the beat.” The “beat sequence” didn’t come to mind before or after I read the above quote.
  • Rebranding the LTA’s Major Events

    David Airey
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:14 am
    The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) governs tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. London-based BEAR were briefed to rebrand the LTA’s Major Events — a series of four international grass court tennis tournaments that take place in the run up to Wimbledon. “We took the essence of ‘explosive summer tennis’ and brought it to life, with the help of a little liquid nitrogen. British blooms were frozen and shot whilst we captured the footage in super fast exposures. Composed against spectacular shots of star players in action, the campaign brought real energy to…
  • Oculus redesign

    David Airey
    13 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    For those who don’t know, Oculus is a technology company currently developing a virtual reality head-mounted display called the Rift. The company was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2B USD, and a consumer version of the Rift is due for launch in early 2016. The company’s logo was recently changed, and the result is what I hope I’d come up with if I was responsible. It’s as simple as they come, yet with a distinctive, appropriate idea — the stylised ‘o’ also working as a stylised headset. The shape of the slider on the underside mimics the symbol…
  • Bloc Logos. Unveiling the Iron Curtain.

    David Airey
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Bloc Logos is a publishing project devoted to graphic signs and logotypes designed in communist Poland (1950-1991). “We are a group of enthusiasts digging for old logotypes from the times of the Iron Curtain. Our aim is for people to get to know the works of graphic designers from the communist Poland. A large part of their work has never been published in such form and remains unknown to this day, with many of the companies and institutions using these graphic signs ceasing to exist nearly 30 years ago.” Polton is a music record label, established in Poland in 1983. Logo by Karol…
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  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    A bit of history of the area I used to call home until I moved to NYC at the age of 26 (and where I am currently on vacation.) – Framed Palm Leaf DIY – This Graffiti artist versus city pressure washer experiment made me chuckle. – I would totally live in one of these. No problem. – Colors! – How people respond to life-changing inventions – SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious, award-winning design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter. – Ha, these nametags made me laugh. – Chicken Drumstick Pillow. Made…
  • An Unconventional NYC Friendship

    swissmiss
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together. YES to living a creative life and human connection!
  • An Adventurer Explores the Art World

    swissmiss
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and writer Erling Kagge shared some insights on the international art market in his new book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art. Kagge’s practical yet entertaining step-by-step guide shows readers how to get started in collecting art and how to find pieces that they will enjoy for many years, as well as how to identify and avoid pitfalls and deceptive temptations.
  • Give A Damn

    swissmiss
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    “There’s no line item on a balance sheet for ‘give a damn,’ but it’s the most valuable thing you’ve got in the business.” — Casey Gerald
  • DesignMatters with Kelli Anderson

    swissmiss
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Debbie Millman in conversation with the uber-talented Kelli Anderson. Do yourself a favor and listen in.
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  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

    20 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac http://www.frenchmoments.com/Marqueyssac.html Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon…
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
  • Chasing Epic - Jared Chambers

    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    At some point in time within the space of your existence you’ve imagined escaping, not to any place in particular, just merely escaping from everything you know. Winding down the windows and setting yourself loose with reckless abandonment. It’s that moment where the thrill of the moment far outweighs the thought of the final destination, a feeling that’s so unnatural within the day to day psyche Commissioned by The Cool Hunter, this stunning and unique photo by LA based photographer Jared Chambers is reminiscent of that exact feeling. Art is intended to evoke an emotion and…
  • Maza Cafe-Deli - West Village, New York

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    New Yorkers love their Mediterranean delicacies and they certainly love their coffee. Connect those two in a West Village café and you’ll have Maza Café. Located at 30 Carmine St, between Bleecker and Bedford streets, Maza offers more than the familiar, off-the-grocery-shelf Greek yogurt, honey and phyllo pastries. In particular, the yogurt menu is extensive and imaginative and gives the guests many reasons to return to try it in new ways. .   But we customers, of course, pay attention to the entire experience and Maza does not disappoint in the visual surroundings…
 
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  • LYRA Chocolate

    Lovely Package
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Designed by Michal Slovák | Country: Slovakia “Since 2012 LYRA has stood for the highest quality handmade chocolate made in Slovakia. Lyra chocolate made of the finest cocoa beans, criollo and trinitario, grown on the plantations in the Middle and South America, was granted an international award Great Taste 2014. This year they decided to place a new line of their own recipe premium products on the market. The aim was to create new packages for the premium products. Simple, playful and extraordinary just like the products themselves and this way distinguishable from the other…
  • SPECIAL

    Lovely Package
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    Designed by HUMAN1ST | Country: Slovenia “SPECIAL was developed by the Laško Brewery in response to the increasing popularity of craft beers. Human1st developed the entire brand narrative. We included master brewers in the communication, put their signature on the bottle and put a serial number on each bottle. We also designed and developed a new SPECIAL bottle. We designed rules for communicating the brand, made brand book and made an info film about the brand and two TV spots. In designing the label we studied Laško’s label history, and developed a new labelling system for each of…
  • Supersonic Coffee

    Lovely Package
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Designed by Brian W. Jones | Country: Sweden “Supersonic was born with the mission to create a world class specialty coffee company. Apart from enjoying delicious coffee, the founders of the company also believe in the value of design and its power to differentiate, so it has been integral to the company from the very start. From the name itself, to the packaging and future coffee shops, the brand has positioned itself to stand apart from the bespoke aesthetic that is all too common in the industry.”   “Making great coffee is part craft and part science, but Supersonic…
  • Pinyeres

    Lovely Package
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    Designed by Atipus | Country: Spain “Celler Masroig winery commissioned us to redesign one of their most emblematic products, Castell de les Pinyeres. In the XVIII century the township of Les Pinyeres was added to El Masroig and as a result they came up with a new flag that we have used as an inspiration to design the label.”  
  • Coast All Stars

    Lovely Package
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
    Designed by Gerald Lewis | Country: United States “Early this year a collective of wine makers from the Anderson Valley gathered to launch a different kind of wine. The pinot noir and pinot gris from their respective wineries has inspired a cult following over the last decade. So, when they decided to get together with their best fruit, and a couple big ideas, why not call it what it is: Meet the North Coast All Stars.”  
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    The Inspiration Room

  • UNICEF One Shot on Cyber Bullying

    Duncan Macleod
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    UNICEF Chile’s “One Shot” campaign on cyber bullying won a set of gold Press and Outdoor Lions at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015. Three executions, Fatty, Nerd, and “Weak”, show groups of teenage students aiming their smart phones at their peers, as if in a firing squad. The copy: “One shot is enough. Cyberbullying represents one of the main causes of depression and suicide among kids at school. If you have a smartphone, use it wisely. Don’t kill anyone’s self-esteem.” Credits The UNICEF One Shot campaign was…
  • 28 Too Many Flags FMG in Europe

    Duncan Macleod
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Ogilvy & Mather London won two gold Press Lions, a gold Outdoor Lion, along with silver and bronze at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for its thought-provoking ‘It happens here’ campaign for the anti female genital mutilation (FMG) charity 28 Too Many. The six ads show mutilated flags sewn back together, with the tag line, “Female Genital Mutilation doesn’t only happen in far away places”. 28 Too Many is focused on research and enabling local initiatives to end FGM in the 28 African countries where it is practised and across the diaspora. They also…
  • How to dock like a boss in Norway

    Duncan Macleod
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    AV-OG-TIL, a Norwegian organisation focused on the development of alcohol-free zones, has commissioned what has turned out to be a global hit, “How to dock like a boss”. The commercial shows a couple enjoying a glass of wine while out in their boat with their children. While they smirk at the eccentric boatsman who docks his boat with style and precision, they struggle to bring their own boat in accurately. Docking is an art form best practiced sober. AV-OG-TIL (Off and On) is promoting the removal of alcohol usage from zones such as driving, sports and outdoors, boating and…
  • Lloyds By Your Side for 250 Years

    Duncan Macleod
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Lloyds Bank has launched a campaign featuring its iconic black horse to mark the bank’s role in supporting customers through 250 years of an ever changing Britain. At the heart of the campaign is a 90 second and 60 second film depicting the strength and support of horses in everyday situations from the year the bank was founded in 1765 to the present day. It opens on a stable in the 18th Century where a black foal takes its first steps, moving to a horse helping a farming couple plough their field in a pre-mechanised economy, through to a scene depicting the last horse drawn RNLI lifeboat…
  • Brand LoveWins Responses to SCOTUS

    Duncan Macleod
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
    A wide range of American companies has joined in the #LoveWins Twitter response to the June 27 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) 5-4 decision to legalise marriage equality throughout the United States. Leading the online celebration are Barack Obama with two tweets, and The White House, with a photograph of the White House lit up in rainbow colours. The Twitter hashtag, #LoveWins, was used to connect brands with the marriage equality cause, while many Twitter logos were given a rainbow treatment. Marketers in many cases would have been ready with design prepared for…
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    Bit Rebels

  • Dad Of The Year Builds Amazing Millennium Falcon Bed

    Richard Darell
    21 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    With the upcoming release of the 7th Star Wars Movie, The Force Awakens, parents and kids everywhere are engaging this franchise with renewed excitement and interest, bringing together the generations like never before. When both dad and son become excited about something, truly remarkable things can result. An amazing example of this is a father who recently constructed a Millennium Falcon bed for his son. The front of the bed is shaped as the cockpit and the back end forms the long rectangular section of [...]The post Dad Of The Year Builds Amazing Millennium Falcon Bed appeared first on…
  • How The Wealthiest People In America Manage Their Digital Presence

    Richard Darell
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Cultivating your personal brand online is something that everyone with a digital presence deals with. However, if you’re among the 1%, maintaining a spotless digital presence is both a challenge and a necessity. Five Blocks analyzed the 200 wealthiest Americans by simply Googling their names and reading through the first-page results; here’s what they found. In every one of these first-page results, at least one or more results were Wikipedia pages. Like it or not, Wikipedia is the site that appears most frequently in any [...]The post How The Wealthiest People In America Manage…
  • PowerCliq: The One iPhone Case Your Really Want To Own

    Richard Darell
    23 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Charging cases and Bluetooth headsets on their own are a dime a dozen, but put the two together, and you have something really special. Being able to keep your iPhone nice and charged while also providing a safe place to keep your Bluetooth headset is more than convenient, especially for on-the-go business calls or long trips without a charger in sight. If you’re looking for a headset that slips itself easily into your life, look no further than the PowerCliq by ON3. The PowerCliq features [...]The post PowerCliq: The One iPhone Case Your Really Want To Own appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Escape The Best Seller List: Indie E-Books And Where To Find Them

    Richard Darell
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever felt like you’ve read everything there is to read? Found yourself falling back on old favorites for the fiftieth time, or wandering through the shelves of your favorite bookstore or library hoping for something new to grab your eye? Or maybe the current trends just aren’t for you: everything on the bestseller list gets nothing but a resounding “meh.” Fortunately, the digital age has a solution for you: welcome to the world of indie e-books. What Are Indie E-Books? Digital format books [...]The post Escape The Best Seller List: Indie E-Books And Where To Find Them…
  • Impulse Case Adds Insane Speakers To Your iPhone 6

    Richard Darell
    17 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Have you ever wished you could crank the volume up to “insanely loud” on your iPhone? Well, that wish might just now become a wish granted with the awesome Impulse case for the iPhone 6. It’s something out of the ordinary and packs a punch that I am unsure whether any other speaker case are able to. The madness becomes real when you look at what features the case really adds to your smartphone when equipped. The creators, Michael Ward and Yoann Lechopier, has an [...]The post Impulse Case Adds Insane Speakers To Your iPhone 6 appeared first on Bit Rebels.
 
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  • Swing + Rock: A Singularly Whimsical Combo Seat

    Delana
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In general, when we think of swings we picture kids playing. And when we think of rocking chairs, we often envision an elderly grandparent leisurely falling asleep in a gently rocking seat. Designers Clara Rivière and Tobias Nickerl combine the two into seating for every age with their Rocking Swing. The swing/chair's frame is a lightweight tubular metal. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Swinging Chair is a Big, Inviting Birdcage Rope-Suspended Steel & Wood Swing Chair is Simply Fun Animal Hybrid Chairs Turn Humans Into Mythical…
  • Divided and United: Spanish Home’s Separate Volumes Are Visually Connected

    Delana
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Casa el Bosque, or House in the Forest, was designed by Ramón Esteve Estudio and built in a suburban area of Valencia, Spain. Though the area is rather densely populated, this particular home is located on a plot surrounded by a pine forest. It was the forest and the beautiful natural surroundings that inspired the home's unusual layout. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Steel Bridge Cantilever Home: Suburban Living on the Edge Stealth Stone Summer Home Rises Right Up from the Rocks Living in Nature: Beautiful Wood & Stone Bungalow Home…
  • The Droid: Star Wars Coffee Table Pinball Machine

    Trevor Coulson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    It’s a coffee table. It’s a pinball machine. It’s a "Star Wars" lover’s dream. It’s the Droid, a piece of furniture so cool, you’ll want it whether you grew up with Darth Vader, Yoda and C-3PO or not. Created by utterly inventive Hungarian ALTAR furniture, this "one and only love child of Star Wars pinball and R2D2" has snagged a 2015 A'Design Award and garnered – deservedly – lots of international attention. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadowy Modern Dishware Accessory Designs Creative Dish Drying Racks & Self-Drying…
  • Leaning is the New Standing: Clever Chair Takes the Pressure Off

    Delana
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Remember a very, very recent time when standing desks were all the rage and doctors were telling us that sitting down to work was as bad for our health as smoking? Well, that's actually still true, but now you can quit pretending to be ok with standing up all day at work because the LeanChair is about to switch things up a little. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Office Chair Increases Health By Keeping You On Your Feet Peek a Boo! Working Table With Room for Your Cat to Play Fun Hamster…
  • Floraform: Jewelry for the Future

    Sylvie Greil
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Harry Winston. These hallowed names in jewelry are so … not cerebral! Enter Floraform, a new line of computationally crafted 3D-printed jewelry from Nervous System. This innovative generative design was "inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers and explores the development of surfaces through differential growth." There you have it. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Crafty Reuse: Cool Jewelry Recycled from Home Hardware Precious Metals? Solid Silver Metal Diamond Ring Designs Home Jewelry:…
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  • Shark, Wolf and Alligator Jaws Are Homes For Brave Birdies.

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Hamburg-based 040studio, a collaboration between Phillipp Schaake and Philipp Gunther, have designed the PIEP SHOW SAFARI birhouses, a collection of three fun powder-coated steel birdhouses for Radius. The Shark, Wolf and Alligator, with jaws agape, serve as the platform for little birdies to hang out and graze. PIEP SHOW SAFARI BIRDHOUSES SHARK: ALIGATOR: WOLF: A […] The post Shark, Wolf and Alligator Jaws Are Homes For Brave Birdies. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Minions As Muses. The Bello Yello Fashion Capsule Collection For Adults.

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The Minions Bello Yello Capsule Collection created by a select group of UK fashion designers has been launched to celebrate the film release of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions, opening July 8. The limited edition collection, which was inspired by the lovable little yellow minions from “Despicable Me” and the soon be released film […] The post Minions As Muses. The Bello Yello Fashion Capsule Collection For Adults. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Yeezy Boost 350 – Kanye’s Kicks For Adidas Sell Out In 12 Minutes

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Move over Michael Jordan. Your name is not the only one that makes an athletic shoe sell out in minutes. Kanye West is hot on your heels. His Yeezy Boost 350 for Adidas sold out in 12 minutes in the United States and within under an hour in Canada and Europe. The YEEZY Boost 350 […] The post Yeezy Boost 350 – Kanye’s Kicks For Adidas Sell Out In 12 Minutes appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Cast Iron and Bronze Turntable is Heavy Metal for Your Vinyl.

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Designers Fern & Roby of Richmond, Virgina have launched a $6500 turntable composed of a balanced bronze platter atop a cast iron plinth. The unusual audio (and heavy) component combines an industrial look with luxury. Fern & Roby have the following to say about the turntable: In terms of audio engineering, our design is defined […] The post Cast Iron and Bronze Turntable is Heavy Metal for Your Vinyl. appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
  • Studio Job Wunderkammer: A Magical Installation at Austria’s Swarovski Museum

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Permanently installed at the newly renovated Swarovski Museum in Austria is Studio Job’s “wondrous room about saying goodbye. About letting go of what once seemed to have no end.” Swarovski Kristallwelten (also known as Swarovski Crystal Worlds) had a grand re-opening earlier this year. The Wattens, Austria museum has been renovated to include 16 Chambers […] The post Studio Job Wunderkammer: A Magical Installation at Austria’s Swarovski Museum appeared first on if it's hip, it's here
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • How To Talk To Your Sales Team About Inbound Marketing Strategy

    Chuck McMahon
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:21 am
    Salespeople are incredibly interesting creatures of habit. While marketers must continually hone their craft with new and innovative tactics like let’s say an inbound marketing strategy, salespeople more often than not are able to stick to their tried and true sales regime and don’t necessarily need to venture outside of their comfort zone all that […] The post How To Talk To Your Sales Team About Inbound Marketing Strategy appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Vital Talks Design Trends, UX and Inbound Marketing for #NHUXPA [w/ Slide Presentations]

    Crystal Paradis
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    We were honored and excited to host the New Hampshire Usability Experience Professionals Association (NH UXPA) meetup this month in our brand new Vital offices! The topic was: Fast Food Functionality — calling out all the new and hot trends…. that are actually terrible for user experience (UX). The fact that half the Vital team […] The post Vital Talks Design Trends, UX and Inbound Marketing for #NHUXPA [w/ Slide Presentations] appeared first on Vital Design.
  • What Percent of Revenue Do Publicly Traded Companies Spend on Marketing and Sales? [Infographic]

    Sarah Brady
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    In the mid 90s, Steve Jobs took a company on the brink of extinction and turned it into the largest and most successful brand in the world. The Apple of the 90s looks a whole lot shinier today, sitting pretty at the top of Forbes most valuable brands list for the third year in a […] The post What Percent of Revenue Do Publicly Traded Companies Spend on Marketing and Sales? [Infographic] appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Senior Project Manager Job Opportunity at Vital

    Crystal Paradis
    18 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    Vital is looking for an organized, experienced and energized senior project manager to join our team. This is a detail-oriented role that requires a project management background and the ability to manage client expectations through proactive communication and scope management. If you’re a rock star project manager looking to join a thriving, growing creative agency […] The post Senior Project Manager Job Opportunity at Vital appeared first on Vital Design.
  • The Ultimate Guide to WordPress as an Enterprise-Level Solution

    Crystal Paradis
    14 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    You’re an enterprise company. You need a new website. You’d better start shopping for the latest complicated CMS, right? Think again. There is absolutely no need to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a proprietary enterprise content management system. Their price tag may imply that they are superior to open-source software, but this just […] The post The Ultimate Guide to WordPress as an Enterprise-Level Solution appeared first on Vital Design.
 
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    Designussion

  • Eine gute Wahl – Metalltore Polen

    badmin
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Das Tor zum Garten oder zu einem Gewerbegrundstück muss erneuert werden. Je nach Anspruch, müssen die Tore eine Reihe von unterschiedlichen Anforderungen gerecht werden. Es gibt kleine, unkomplizierte Gartentore, aber auch Tore mit besonderer Schließtechnik und mit Schließanlagen. Das hängt auch von den Sicherheitsanforderungen ab. Soll zu einem Metallzaun, vielleicht gar einem dekorativen Schmiedeeisenzaun ein passendes Tor gekauft werden, können Suche und Preis aufwendiger sein. Günstig angeboten werden allerdings die Metalltore Polen in hervorragender Qualität. Metalltore Polen…
  • Gurken aus dem Gewächshaus

    badmin
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Viele Menschen mögen Gurken. Egal ob es sich dabei um eine große Salatgurke handelt, oder aber eine etwas kleinere Essiggurke. Bei beiden handelt es sich um einjährige Pflanzen, die ihre Früchte an langen Trieben wachsen lassen. Beide kann man sehr gut im Gewächshaus anbauen. Besser wächst im Gewächshaus jedoch die Salatgurke. Denn sie mag warmes und feuchtes Klima. Möchte man die Gurke von Tag eins an begleiten, muss man sie zunächst vorziehen. Dabei nimmt man zwei Samen und pflanzt diese 3 cm tief in den Boden. Dabei sollte man die Samen immer leicht feucht halten, sie jedoch nie…
  • Das Hundebett als Rückzugsort des Hundes

    badmin
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Hundebetten sind für Hunde ein essentieller Bestandteil des alltäglichen Lebens. Wie in der Natur bei Wölfen ist der Schlafplatz ein Rückzugsort, an dem der Hund nicht gestört werden möchte. Deshalb sollte man einen schlafenden Hund nicht laut wecken, sondern eher leicht streicheln und mit ruhiger Stimme sprechen. Da ein Hund bis zu 20 Stunden am Tag schläft oder döst, ist der Schlafplatz, also das Hundebett, enorm wichtig für das leibliche Wohl des Hundes. Hunde, die beim Schlaf gestört werden oder ähnliches können auf Dauer mitunter gesundheitliche Probleme entwickeln. Die…
  • Bestandteile von Formen im Formenbau

    badmin
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Im Formenbau darf man eine Form die dort produziert wird nicht so sehen, wie eine Kuchenform aus dem Haushaltsgeschäft. Die Formen aus dem Formenbau haben oftmals viele einzelne Bestandteile. Dabei handelt es sich bei den Bestandteilen nicht einfach nur um die einfachen Teile der Form, sondern auch um dazugekaufte Normalien und Normteile. Die Metallform beispielsweise besteht immer aus mindestens einer Matrize, welche auch die Mutterform genannt wird. Sie stellt das eigentliche Negativ von der Außenform da. Diese gehört meist zu einem Massenteil das später nach dem Formenbau hergestellt…
  • Barock Möbel: Der edle Trend für 2015

    badmin
    21 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Als der Barockstil im sechzehnten Jahrhundert entstand hätte sich wohl keiner der damaligen Künstler und Bauherren träumen lassen, dass die geschwungenen Formen und vergoldeten Schnörkel auch noch im Jahr 2015 ein absolutes Stil-Highlight sein würden. Was sich früher nur Könige und Fürsten leisten konnten ist heute auch für die breite Masse der Bevölkerung erschwinglich und so holen sich viele Menschen den Luxus und die Opulenz schöner Barock Möbel ins eigene Zuhause. Barock Möbel sind einer der spannendsten Einrichtungs-Trends für das Jahr 2015. Grund genug sich einmal genauer…
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    Beautiful Life

  • Racer Outdoor Rocking Chair

    Jessica
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to lounging on the patio, few chairs rival the comfort induced by a rocking chair. The problem is most of them aren’t aesthetically pleasing. The Racer Outdoor Rocking Chair looks to change the way you look at the ugly, traditional rocking chair. Constructed from 100% recycled HDPE plastic, this modern lounger is […] The post Racer Outdoor Rocking Chair appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Conceptual Cliffside ‘Casa Brutale’ on the Aegean Sea

    Jessica
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Casa Brutale” is an unclad statement of simplicity and harmony in contemporary architecture. The conceptual residence, by OPA (open platform for architecture), is a chameleonic living space that teeters on the high cliffs above the aegean sea. It is a study of aesthetics, structure, function and engineering, waiting hopefully to be built. “Casa Brutale” draws […] The post Conceptual Cliffside ‘Casa Brutale’ on the Aegean Sea appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Audi Lunar Quattro – The Moon Rover by Audi and Part-Time Scientists

    Jessica
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Audi is helping Part-Time Scientists with the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition that aims to transport an unmanned rover onto the Earth’s moon. The German luxury car manufacturer will contribute in several fields of technology, from ‘Qattro’ drive and lightweight construction to electric mobility and piloted driving. The Moon Rover will be named ‘Audi Lunar Quattro’ […] The post Audi Lunar Quattro – The Moon Rover by Audi and Part-Time Scientists appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Organically Shaped Modular Wall Shelves

    Jessica
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Italian design studio imperfettolab has created FAVO, a modular wall shelf that can be hung by itself or grouped together to become a functional piece of art. Each piece of FAVO is made from fiberglass, then hand-sanded, painted and polished to a smooth finish. Due to the use of fiberglass, FAVO can be used both […] The post Organically Shaped Modular Wall Shelves appeared first on Beautiful Life.
  • Crazy Shoes by Filipino Designer Kermit Tesoro

    Jessica
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The 27-year-old Filipino fashion and shoe designer Kermit Tesoro drew the attention of Lady Gaga with his famous skull-heel shoes, which resulted in Tesoro’s heel-less design being featured in Gaga’s Gilt collection. “I want to translate people’s deviations into my own creations. It’s like a fashion interpretation of the biological or psychological deviation of a […] The post Crazy Shoes by Filipino Designer Kermit Tesoro appeared first on Beautiful Life.
 
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    The Pro Designer

  • Assessment of the YouTube Logo

    Pro Designer
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    YouTube has become extremely popular and influential in recent years. Although only a relatively new site, the brand has had an incredible impact on internet use. The site was originally created by a designer and two ex-PayPal employees. They were Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. YouTube was only launched in February 2005, and yet it has gained an incredible audience; inspiring countless over internet enthusiast to attempt their own versions at social networking. In 2006, YouTube was purchased by the internet giant Google for $1.65 billion, making the three creators incredibly rich…
  • A Freelancer’s Guide to Organizing Projects

    Pro Designer
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Freelancers have a unique situations compared to the rest of the working world. Once assigned a project, a freelancer can choose as and when they will work on the task. This works as an advantage and a disadvantage. Advantage – You can work during the hours that you work best, or the hours that suit you best. This gives you freedom to use your time as you see fit, both at work and at home. Disadvantage – You may lack the discipline to get work done, often procrastinating and leaving projects to the last minute. This can cause more problems than it’s worth, making work life stressful.
  • Assessment of the Warner Bros. Logo

    Pro Designer
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warner Bros. Entertainment is one of the oldest production houses of today; having been established in 1918. It is without a doubt one of the biggest players in modern media; and its success has been in part to its memorable and trustworthy logo. Warner Bros. have been unafraid to expand their brand and their interests, and have created a number of subordinate companies using the Warner Bros. name. This ensures that every subordinate company launched is successful, and also helps the company to ensure that each subordinate is managed and presented in a fashion that the audience has come to…
  • 6 Important Steps for First Time Freelancers

    Pro Designer
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are a number of stages an individual needs to go through when considering a career as a freelancer. This article will walk you through each step, telling you how and when to complete each step; helping to ensure that your start as a freelancer is a successful one. Assess Your Skills and Options It’s important to assess your skills before just jumping in to a new career. You need to be more than confident that  your skills are strong enough to be of value to someone else. If you need a crash course in code to help refresh your memory, or you need to draft up some designs, make sure…
  • Assessment of the Walt Disney Logo

    Pro Designer
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Disney has been the head of wholesome family fun through a number of different sources; including Disney films, cartoons, TV series, theme parks and resorts. The Walt Disney logo is deliberately cartoonish, hinting at a world of fun and imagination. The Disney enterprise was initially founded by Walter Elias Disney, and has since become a household favourite. Parents can rely on Disney’s family friendly films to teach their children important messages and morals through beautiful and timeless animation. The Walt Disney logo has been adapted several times to cover the various offshoot brands…
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Oil Well

    Tobias
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Almond? Olive? Sunflower? Which is the ultimate cooking oil? Our graphic visualizes every single cooking oil and grades each for health, smoke point, flavour and, um, massage suitability. »  See the graphic » The new book Knowledge is Beautiful out now
  • Workshops are Beautiful San Francisco

    Tobias
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Information is Beautiful founder David McCandless shares his method & process for great dataviz in San Francisco on Monday July 27th. Following sell-out sessions in New York & London, places are booking fast for the the SF edition of Workshops are Beautiful, which participants have described as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended”.   »  Learn more – and book your ticket – on our Workshops page. » The books Knowledge is Beautiful & Information is Beautiful
  • What Makes A Good Data Visualization?

    Tobias
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve created a lot of data and information visualizations. Around 540 over six years. This graphic visualises the four elements I think are necessary for a successful “good” visualization. i.e. one that works. These elements form the backbone of my process and also what I teach in my dataviz workshops. » Discover the four elements necessary for great dataviz   » Read our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • The Internet of Things – A Primer

    Tobias
    6 May 2015 | 10:54 am
    By the year 2020, over 26 billion things – cars, coffee machines, even cows – will be connected to the internet. They’re calling this next upgrade to the web ‘The Internet of Things’. But how does it work, and why should you care? Discover the tech & meet the main players in our interactive dataviz tour. » Explore the interactive » Discover our new book Knowledge is Beautiful and the original Information is Beautiful
  • How Much Do Musicians Earn Online – 2015 Remix

    Tobias
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
    Are digital music streaming services fair to artists? Taylor Swift thought not, asking that her stuff be removed from Spotify. Now pop stars like Jay Z, Madonna and Rihanna have launched their own alternative, Tidal. Our original 2010 viz inspired by The Cynical Musician, triggered a massive debate (see comments). Now we’ve remixed the graphic to show how many plays, downloads and CD sales a musician needs to earn minimum wage in 2015. What’s your analysis? » See the graphic » Review the data: http://bit.ly/IIB_Musicians2015 » Discover our new book Knowledge is…
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    DesignFloat BlogDesignFloat Blog

  • Guide – How to opt a Right Web Design Company

    alexbu
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    “Owner of the company is not the faceof the company, but your website is!” Website is company’s calling card on internet, and in order to succeed in a competitive market you need to have one you are proud of and does mean according to its respective job and one which offers pleasant view for your browsers which can be achieved with quality web development. With great waves of transformation in marketing the social and mobile web has given the consumer the power to choose on many platforms. That means getting a professional web development company to develop your site and create web…
  • Know the Features of the Well-Built Responsive Web Design!!

    alexbu
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Several new technologies have been invented for providing people the easy and most convenient methods for web designing techniques. This has increased the comfort level of the technology freaks till a greater extent. Also, with the introduction of various new devices, right from desktop PCs to the laptops and from tablets to the Smartphone, the web designing techniques are getting technically better to the best. The main website designing technique that is nowadays implemented on majority of the websites and getting popular nowadays is the Responsive Web Design. The term “Responsive Web…
  • Collecting Free PSDS Online – A Great Way to Save Your Design Effort

    alexbu
    4 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    A resource saved is a resource earned. Saving internal resources by using free online help, downloadable files, and quick linkscan really work wonders. If you know how to apply smart techniques and do a little R&D to get them,it can save you time and a goodamount of money. The approach may not sound ethical to some who want to build everything from scratch, but that is how many internet marketers and small business owners have been able to run their shows successfully so far. There is no harm in consulting and reusing free resources, I believe. Just consider a few examples. Prestashop –…
  • Template Collection – A Great Way to Scale Up Your Design Skills

    alexbu
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Collectibles are any time favorites. No matter what you like to collect for professional or personal use, inculcating this habit of creating repositories is always rewarding – sooner or later. It could be a collection of stamps, music albums, books, toys that you have been doing since childhood, or a collection of handy tools, tips, online resources that you have been doing throughout your professional career. So, there are two types of interests – personal and professional. The professional objective is very clear. You want to develop a master list of web references, help files,…
  • Top 5 Text Editors for Joomla

    alexbu
    8 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Supercharge your Joomla website with one of the top 5 text editors. Content edition is a central part of a website, the most popular CMS, WordPress, focus on editor enhancement in each new version. Joomla has taken another direction, giving a free space to extension developers for an editor creation. And this is what happened, currently on the Joomla extension directory there’s 17 editors available. Few of them are a real Joomla component with WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface. Let’s make the rounds of the best Joomla text editors on the market. DropEditor DropEditor is one…
 
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    2Modern Blog

  • July Lighting Sales: Save on Varaluz, Cerno, Fanimation

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    We’re kicking off July with sales on contemporary lighting by Varaluz, Cerno, and Fanimation. Cerno, a Southern California design studio is known for beautifully crafted, innovative LED modern lighting designs which fuse superior materials and supreme functionality with elegant forms. Our Cerno sale features 15% off on all Cerno modern lighting, including the Altus LED Floor Lamp and the Fortis LED Wall Sconce, new Cerno designs and recent arrivals at 2Modern. Shop the Cerno sale here > Eco-friendly lamps by Varaluz are distinctive for their inventively…
  • New York Botanical Garden Recreates Frida Kahlo’s Mexico City Garden

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The New York Botanical Garden has an unusual blockbuster exhibit on its hand this summer, thanks to the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo, whose cult following rivals that of no other woman artist, was famously inspired by horticulture—evidenced in the lush plants and flowers that were recurring themes in both her paintings and in her expressive fashion statements. For this inspired collaboration between the New York Botanical Garden and guest curator, the Latin American scholar Adriana Zavala, Kahlo’s lesser known lifelong project—a gorgeously landscaped garden…
  • Exclusive Sale: Save 15% on Niche Modern Contemporary Lighting

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The value of American-made modern design is clearly illustrated in the beautiful contemporary lighting designs of Niche Modern, a New York-based design studio and factory that keeps its dazzling creative output firmly planted on American soil. Our exclusive Niche Modern Sale dovetails with the July 4th holiday, as good a time as any to celebrate the originality and drive of design that’s proudly made in America—or in the case of Niche Modern, meticulously hand crafted in America. Now, through July 7th, save a sparkling 15% on all Niche Modern pendant lights, including the brand…
  • Made in America Exclusive Sale: Save 15% June 23 – July 7

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    2Modern’s Made in America Exclusive Sale features the work of brands who are proud to create and manufacturer their modern design products locally. Brooklyn studiosFlavor Paper and Lights Up!, Illinois-based John Beck Paper & Steel, New Jersey’s Iannone Design, and New York State’s Niche Modern are part of our All-American lineup of designers, studios, and hard-working makers who practice their craft on American soil. Now, through July 3rd, save an exclusive 15% on all modern furniture, lighting, and wall coverings by these All-American brands. Shop from our…
  • British Designers Pay Homage to Robin Day’s Mid Century Reclining Chair

    greg@2modern.com (2Modern)
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Contemporary designers, including Jasper Morrison, Ilse Crawford, and Barber Osgerby, are paying homage to Robin Day—the great English modern furniture designer who would have turned 100 this year—with a show featuring customized versions of one of his most famous creations, the handsome Reclining Chair. Robin Day Centenary Design Edit has been organized by London furniture retailer Twentytwentyone, the exclusive manufacturer of Day’s 1952 masterwork, in honor of Day’s centenary birth year, and features bespoke coverings for the chair by a select group 10 UK…
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    Design Milk

  • A Lamp Made Entirely at a Tailor’s Shop

    Caroline Williamson
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Metrocuadro Design sets out to rethink the entire production process when it comes to furniture. They seek innovative ways and solutions by asking questions like “Can a table lamp be made entirely in a tailor’s shop?” That simple question led to the creation of the Sleeve Table Lamp, a lamp that draws from both fashion and design. Handmade in a tailor’s shop near Bologna, Italy, the lamp is made from grey felt, which is sewn with bright red thread and held together with mother of pearl buttons. During the day, the lamp looks simple and clean and, at night, the light…
  • A Summer Cottage in France Gets Updated

    Caroline Williamson
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    What once was a summer cottage in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France is now the updated Chalet ‘Dag’ in Chamonix by Chevallier Architectes. Like other homes in the region, this one was not originally insulated for winter and nothing had been done to the property since it was built 70 years ago. The firm was to turn all of the existing floor space into livable areas, as only the middle floor was in use before. It was clear they needed to modernize the home while keeping it in line with the other Swiss cabins in the area. With the home’s location in an avalanche zone, the firm chose…
  • APPARATUS Launches New Lighting & its First Furniture Collection

    Caroline Williamson
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    APPARATUS never ceases to hypnotize us with their design charms and their latest falls right in line. This Spring they launched two new lighting series, LINK PORCELAIN and CYLINDER, as well as venturing into furniture for the first time with their PORTAL TABLES. These new additions continue their explorations of working with hand worn materials and contemporary forms. The LINK PORCELAIN pendants merge porcelain links by ceramicist Alice Goldsmith with brass, striking a balance between fragility and strength. The CYLINDER SERIES takes functional lighting to an elevated, designer level.
  • The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

    Gregory Han
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers collect and curate ideas using it, digital artists paint with it in stunning realism, and architects even prepare 3D models before going to production all from the 9.7″ screen. The device is a near ubiquitous sight inside studios, design shops, and most noticeably at trade shows, an ideal compromise when the pocketability of the smartphone is too little and a laptop is just too large. For a demographic regularly relying upon composing,…
  • Stokke Home: A Modular, Multifunctional Nursery

    Nanette Wong
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Stokke, designer of modular childrens’ seating and even a zero gravity chair, has recently expanded their collection to include modular, multifunctional furniture. Stokke Home consists of four pieces for the nursery that grow and work interchangeably as your child grows. The crib, portable cradle, changer, and dresser can stand individually or attached to work together. The elements are clean and modern, but also have a touch of whimsy befitting a nursery. The Stokke Home Crib is a house-like structure with an adjustable platform. The side panels can be removed as the child grows. It…
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    Ryan McNamara

  • 29 today

    Ryan
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The title says it all really. Today is my birthday and I’m 29 years old. I’ve never really been one for birthdays, in fact I can’t remember the last time I actually did anything major to celebrate one of mine. As I’ve got older it seems the people who I care about most want to make a far greater deal out of it than I do, which is nice I guess. Anyway my 28th year on plant Earth has been rather eventful, I got married, 5or6 expanded, I started Cake and Switch the Play, and I’m in the middle of buying a new house. So I’ve had fun. I don’t expect this…
  • Let’s talk & drink coffee & stuff

    Ryan
    30 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    The second Cake is nearly upon us, and I really can’t *insert multiple expletives here* wait. Following the last event the past month has been incredible and has shown me how trying to do something great for others can benefit you. So before we begin, first let’s rewind to why Cake started in the first place but I wouldn’t worry it’s not a long story, in fact this sentence is probably longer than the story about to be told. Ahem *clear throat* I wanted to go to an event with other local people with different ideas, backgrounds and…
  • A slice of Cake

    Ryan
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    After a few months of planning, a few sleepless nights and more emails than I care to remember, the first Cake event happened last Thursday night, and it went pretty well I’m happy to say. A sell-out 60-strong crowd of creatives, designers and entrepreneurs gathered together at event sponsor Loc8me’s Loughborough office for an evening of inspiring and insightful talks delivered by Nick Bygate from MMT Digital, Ed Williams of Candy Kittens and Liam Doolan the co-founder of Comb. Mixed in with the speakers was a chance for local business owners, entrepreneurs and creative to…
  • The first Cake tickets go live

    Ryan
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    After a month of running round like a blue arsed fly I am happy to say that the first tickets for the inaugural Cake event in Loughborough for creatives, designers, developers and entrepreneurs are now up for grabs (and still free) from Eventbrite. The event is to be held at Loc8me in the heart of Loughborough with free food and drink from Peter’s across the road and support from Heart Internet, 5or6 and Legacy Training. With great sponsors, phenomenal speakers and prizes up for grabs plus the allure of free beer, it promises to be a great night. If you would like anymore…
  • 1 down, 6 to go

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

  • American Royal Mead

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    Agency: Dunn&CO.Chief Creative Officer and owner: Troy Dunn Chief Creative Director: Jim Darlington Senior Art Director: Grant GundersonClient: St. Petersburg DistilleryLocation: Tampa, FL, USAAmerican Royal Mead is made from 100% natural organic honey, crafted by the collaboration of millions of bees. We created ornate designs to celebrated this process. By recognizing them as valuable contributors in crafting this mead, we were able to tell a story that illuminated the natural, high-quality ingredients used by the distillery. Being that this was one of my first label designs i relied…
  • Sweet Lane

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Agency: Isabela RodriguesPackaging Content: Cakes, cupcakes, cookiesLocation: Porto Alegre, BrazilSweet Lane is Dubai’s finest source of customised cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other baked delights. A cake makes every celebration better, and when you mix the sweetness with art, it reaches a new level. Sweet Lane cakes are made from the finest ingredients, baked to satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Perfectly executed design to capture the moment. We created all the visuals for Sweet Lane, from the various patterns that cover the boxes to the interior design of the stores and mall…
  • Pack the Jam

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Agency: Javier AlbertoProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: montesano.es MontesanoLocation: Canary Island, SpainPackaging Contents: JamNew packaging for Spanish Jam, try to make something clean, elegant and modern at the same time, with an open window to make the client watch the product.Visit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Møller/Barnekow (Student Project)

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Designers: Rasmus Erixon & Tobias MöllerProject Type: Student ProjectSchool: BrobygrafiskaLocation: SwedenPackaging Contents: Food WrapsPackaging Materials: PaperMøller/Barnekow is a fictional well-established sandwich bar that for many years have been offering high quality sandwiches and salads with locally produced ingredients. They have now chosen to expand their range, and will offer high quality wraps. To buy a wrap in folded paper easily gets messy and greasy and is hard to eat in a simple way. Møller/Barnekows packaging for wraps is easy to open, carry with you and eat from it…
  • Wine Standard

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Agency: 43'ozLocation: MoldovaDesigner: Alex KodimskyClient: Victoria (Ukraine)Type Of Work: Commercial WorkTrade Mark and label design for a series of wines “Wine Standard”The goal of this project was to develop TM design and labels for two series of ordinary wine that is distributed on the local market of Ukraine and abroad. It was necessary to create a modern label design that will stand out the product on a shelf, where TM is read at a glance and has a recognizable look.In the process, we developed a recognizable trademark, featuring winemaker with a barrel that is highlighted at…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • New Yorker 2015 p.I

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    illustrations for the New Yorker, January to June 2015
  • "Transference" meets "Schematics: A Love Story"

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A project exploring the overlaying & interlinking of image, object, memory & time.
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for BOOM! Studios
  • Bulle Restaurant

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Bulle. La passió per la cuina. L'avantguarda. Branding project for Barcelona based Gourmet Restaurant. Invitation card, Contact card, Letterhead & Website.
  • Multix Personal Utility Vehicle Advertising Campaign

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rod Hunt was commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy in New Delhi to illustrate the advertising campaign for the launch of the Multix, India?s First Personal Utility Vehicle by Eicher Polaris. The aim was to create a 'Multix World' that incorporated many key scenes for the usage of Multix; Family, Business and Power. As well as the main world illustration, Rod also illustrated multiple angles of the vehicle and it's accesories, as well as the elements for the animated films and website. The extensive cross media campaign includes print, poster, billboard, online, social media & TV. At the…
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    Designmodo

  • 4 Tips for Prototyping with Adobe Photoshop Artboards

    Clark Wimberly
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:15 pm
    You're reading 4 Tips for Prototyping with Adobe Photoshop Artboards, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! When Adobe added artboard support a couple of weeks ago, a good portion of the design community—myself included—just about saw their heads explode. If you can’t figure out why artboards are such a big deal, consider what they mean for the screen designer. Or, more accurately, the rise of the screen designer. Switching to a […]
  • Great Font Combinations You Need to Try

    Vladimir Kudinov
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    You're reading Great Font Combinations You Need to Try, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! In flat and material design, we use more bare typography on web pages. And we need fonts to look nice in combination with each other. You’ve surely noticed the font trends. Each year a favorite font appears in design networks and flashes in all the projects on sites like Behance and Dribbble. At first it was Gotham, then Proxima and Avenir, and now we’ve returned to Futura. But there is no need to fear of this cyclicality.
  • How to Create an Icon Design Workflow in Sketch App 3

    Daniel Schwarz
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:03 am
    You're reading How to Create an Icon Design Workflow in Sketch App 3, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Designing an app icon is no easy task. Both Apple and Android employ a Human Interface Guideline that outlines the recommendations and requirements for creating an app icon to accompany your application. It’s mandatory to submit app icons in a range of sizes, for various use-cases, that are compatible with both retina and non-retina screens. […]
  • I am Creator – Perspective Edition

    Adrian
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    You're reading I am Creator – Perspective Edition, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Scene generator means that you can create own and unique scene by just drag and drop items into special scene. Just paste your design into smartobject and save, item will be automatically upgraded. Most of items, which has different materials have color masks for each material. This feature gives great possibilities for customisation.
  • Wood & Bone – Promotional Mockups

    Adrian
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    You're reading Wood & Bone – Promotional Mockups, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Wood & Bone contains 87 professional, high-resolution mockups. Finally, you have a tool that helps you save time and get the image you need for your next design project. Just drag, drop, save and go! Every image in this pack is professionally photographed with sharp details.
 
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    mochatini | enhancing the everyday

  • 10 Art Walls that Nailed it

    manvi
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
        Pun intended. Even a well-curated art collection can flop and look distasteful or tacky when displayed. Take a look at these rooms for tips in how its done! via: here, here, here and here  Related PostsFall MoodColor TherapyHorn, Hide and Mother of Pearl | HGTV’s Hot Three Decorating Trends this FallFurniture Arrangement TipsOffice + Desk | Everyday I’m Hustlin’decorating: how to add dark elements to a room
  • Local Wedding Flowers and DIY Gifts for West Virginia Wedding

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

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

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

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

  • Guidelines for Better Content Readability in Web Design

    Mehreen Ali
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:07 am
    Content readability is an important element of any web design structure. Web design relies heavily on the ability to create and organize the appearance of written content. This is because the information provided will be the key focus of communication between you and the user. Content written for the web should be visually appealing, targeted and effectively laid out. Considering that it usually takes more time to read content online than it does to read it on paper, your visitors will need to be convinced that your content is worth spending time on. Font and Contrast: One of the factors that…
  • Explore The Job of a Web Designer With The Latest Web Designer Jobs in Kolkata

    Richard Bradford
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Web design is the way the graphics, ads and text are arranged in a website. One of the key aspects of the web is to help the viewer or seeker find the information they seek at a glance. Design plays a vital role here in maintaining the balance, consistency, and integrity. First and foremost is the choice of colors which depends on the purpose and the target group of the specific website; it might be simple black-and-white or even a multi-colored design. This is important because this conveys the personality of a person or the brand or the organization. The graphics can include logos, photos,…
  • Why The Future Of Web-Based Mobile Apps May Lie In Javascript, CSS And HTML Applications?

    Wijdan Rohail
    25 May 2015 | 12:09 am
    Should businesses require both a mobile and website application? Many developers grapple with this question every day. Most developers have concluded that there is dire need to focus on specific platforms such as Android, iPhone or Windows 7. Others have realized that many development tools already exist that allows them to maximize their skillsets, whether it is JavaScript, CSS and HTML or programming languages such as C++ or C. These mobile app tools help in creating native apps that can utilize plenty of mobile device’s native features such as accelerometer, contacts, camera, GPS, etc.
  • 10 Leading Starter Themes for WordPress

    Mike Swan
    18 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Being a WordPress developer or designer it comes very natural to you look for some high-quality blank or starter WordPress themes to kick start your project. A basic blank theme works as a starting point for developing your own custom theme that’s the reason why they are popular as “starter themes” or “naked themes”. These themes come packed with a basic PHP, CSS, HTML code along with all the necessary theme files that need to be presented in a fully-functional theme. These themes are different from the frameworks due to their ability to get modified easily to suit your business…
  • 4 Practices To Make Your Responsive Web Design Look and Work Great

    Ava Garcia
    18 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    The evolution of mobile technology has compelled a large pool of online players to build a design that fits gracefully on a variety of devices. The design here we are talking about is know as “Responsive Design”. Responsive design is a concept that has come a long way to provide webmasters all the necessary tools and support to create a design that works flawlessly across a range of mobile devices. The creators of such design play around with flexible images so they fit easily with different orientations. Considering the pace at which mobile phones are leapfrogging desktops, it has become…
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    TAXI Daily News

  • Infographic: An Ultimate Guide To European Street Food

    3 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    When we think about European food, we usually think of pizza or frites. This infographic will come in handy for those who want to step out of their comfort zone, and try some local treats. From the famous churros in Spain to other lesser known local street fare like Burek from Bosnia and Polish Gofry, the infographic provides useful information about the dishes, like the ingredients, calories and its typical price. Scroll down to get a glimpse of what you should try when on the streets in Europe. Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge [via
  • Ad Opposing Gay Marriage Sparks Divided Response, Comical Parody Ensues

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] US-based conservative, non-profit political group CatholicVote recently created a controversial ad, titled ‘Not Alone’, rivaling gay marriage. The spot was styled similar to a coming-out announcement and features Catholics encouraging others not to fear voicing their opposition against marriage equality. Not long after its publication however, a belly-tickling parody was uploaded by YouTuber soundlyawake. Check out both videos below. [via Adweek, videos via catholicvote and soundlyawake]
  • The Most Powerful People In The World, From Ages One To 100

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Business Insider has come up with a list of ‘The Most Powerful Person in the World at Every Age’, ranging from ages one to 100. The individuals selected were based on four criteria—“‘command’, or the degree to which a person formally controls a group of people; ‘past influence’, or how much a person has changed the world; ‘future influence’, or how much a person is likely to change the world going forward; and ‘net worth’.” Watch the video below and read the full feature here—do you agree with the list? [via Business Insider]
  • ‘World’s Fastest Commercial’ By Nike Features A Star-Studded Athletic Cast

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Nike has roped in 13 big names for its latest speedy spot, titled ‘Find Your Fast’, to promote its ‘Air Zoom Elite 8’ running shoe. In 60 seconds, you’ll get a glimpse of basketball player Kobe Bryant, soccer player Wayne Rooney, footballers Richard Sherman, Odell Beckam Jr and Marcus Mariota, boxer Marlen Esparza, tennis players Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, skateboarder Shane O'Neill, as well as track and field athletes Katarina Johnson Thompson, Mo Farah, Allyson Felix and Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce. Watch the ad below. [via HUH.
  • Man Quits Job, Becomes Instagram Celebrity With Stunning Photos

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    If you need a little push to pursue your passions, former IT specialist at IBM Eelco Roos might just be your inspirational role model. The Amsterdam-based creative quit his job to commit to his photography dreams. He said, “Working in IT was never my dream job. Photography has always been a big passion of mine, a creative outlet so to speak.” One day, he decided to play around with Instagram. When he saw how gorgeous his photos turned out, he was hooked on the app ever since. According to Business Insider: “He wanted to show others how great it was that you could take beautiful…
 
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • 7 easy summer recipes for you to try this season!

    Alice Mortimer
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:41 am
    Summer is all about light flavoursome dishes, refreshing treats and food that looks divine and tastes great too! Nourish Atelier If you’re looking to impress BBQ or party guests this season in next to no time, then look no further than our favourite easy summer recipes! 1. Fancy something refreshing for a warm day? These strawberry and banana ice lollies are the perfect tasty treat to make with the kids. And with only three ingredients, the lollies are easy to create and are also full of natural fruit goodness! 2. If you’re having a BBQ, this recipe for chickpea and garlic…
  • Pin to win! Enter our Pinterest #LoveNature Green Inspirations competition today!

    matt
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:14 am
    If you have a Pinterest account then it’s time to take part in our #LoveNature Green Inspirations competition – there’s only a few days left to enter! To enter, simply click on the link below and upload your everyday green inspirations for your chance to win. Think fab green interiors, bringing the outside in, quirky nature inspired furniture and outdoor laundry drying ideas! Enter here for Dutch, French and English versions. You’ll also see our #LoveNature board which will give you lots of inspiration too! Good luck! The lucky winner will receive a…
  • Summer is here! And so is our guide to growing vegetables

    Sarah Tuck
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    epicurious After our previous Spring blogs on vegetable growing in March, April and May, we’re hoping you’re now ready to take on the Summer! It’s all about big flavours, bright colours and luscious fruits, which are all the more tasty when you know you’ve grown them yourself! It’s also a fun and rewarding way to impress your Summer dinner guests too! Although most fruiting plants are already in the ground by this time of year, the warmer soil makes the beginning of summer the perfect time to grow vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash – ideal ingredients…
  • Win a laundry care package and 500 trees with our #LoveNature competition!

    Sarah Tuck
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:16 am
    Pic credit: Frenchy Fancy Our #LoveNature campaign is in full swing and to celebrate we’ve launched an inspirational Pinterest competition! We want to you to share your favourite green interiors, ways to bring the outside in, laundry, gardening or eco ideas that make you feel inspired to #LoveNature. The lucky winner will receive a #LoveNature package worth over £150/€200 comprising of a Rotary dryer or WallFix with accessories and in addition we will plant 500 trees (real nature) on behalf of the winner! Three runners up will also receive a laundry care accessories package…
  • Design Insights Interview: Wendy Mahieu – chic interior stylist!

    Sarah Tuck
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:57 am
    In this week’s edition of our Design Insights Interview we are super-excited to welcome inspirational Dutch interior stylist and blogger Wendy from Wendy Mahieu Styling! A lover of natural materials, craftsmanship, and sheer simplicity combined with unique vintage items, Wendy enjoys traveling around the world to find inspiration. Let’s gain an insight into her world: What inspired you to delve into interior styling and how did you get started? I was looking for more creative related work. Ever since I was young, I was a collector of beautiful things and it was said I had an…
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    CF Magazine

  • Calvin Cardioid – Everything To Me / A Cute Animation About A Lonely Astronaut

    Fred McCoy
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Your day can’t go wrong if you start it with an adorable animation about a lonely astronaut traveling through a low-polygon version of space and time. We have music artist Calvin Cardioid to thank for this music video as well as German animators/motion graphic artists Philipp Feigenbutz and Anna-Maria Scharf from Studio Feix. The trio worked together to develop a fantastic video for the song ‘Everything to Me’. The music video follows the journey of a spaceman as he navigates the stars – I mean let’s be honest, who needs friends when you can listen to sweet beats…
  • Dusseldorf: A Beautiful German Loft by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

    Fred McCoy
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Fun fact: Germany has one of the lowest home-ownership rates in the world. With stabilized rental prices, great taxes, and a healthy economy – there simply isn’t much of an incentive for a German citizen to own a house. The flip side of this is that it makes for a fantastic foreign investment opportunity which is what we are seeing today. The rise in foreign investments is the driving force behind the architectural enlightenment of everything from business buildings to lofts. In fact one group of architects, Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, stands out…
  • The Triumph of Form / Andrey Yakovlev & Lili Aleeva

    Fred McCoy
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Modeling photography is usually a hit-or-miss affair when it comes to success. The majority of fashion photography which utilizes models does so in a way that completely removes any level of agency from the model (whether it be a man or woman) and treats the model as a posable clothes hanger whose purpose is to be controlled by the art director. Recently I came across an artistic duo that takes models and uses them to create fantastic imagery where the models are at the center of attention, not the clothing. Those artists are photographer Andrey Yakovlev & art director Lili Aleeva.
  • The Vitalizing Illustrations of Vladimir Stankovic

    Zola Paulse
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    One of the reasons I wanted to recommend this artist today was because of the focus of his works. Vladimir Stankovic is a traditional illustrator and the majority of his projects take inspiration from an already established theme. Where he goes with that theme is entirely up to him, and it makes for a pretty unique take on several subjects. It was his entomology drew me in, and while I found his work on insects compelling, I stayed along for that little brand of quirkiness that fills each one of his pieces. Vladimir’s art is a joy to look at. In particular, his Cryptozoology series really…
  • Eye Candy from Jacob Myrick

    Zola Paulse
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    We got a sub from a Jacob Myrick the other day, introducing himself as ‘an early career illustrator’. His work portfolio is sparse in this stage of his career but you can check his social network galleries for unpublished works to see his artistic interests and progress snaps. Myrick’s work may be simple in its design, but I think he’s hitting all the right prompts here. It’s bright, it’s colourful and it relies on neat style rather than flashy techniques. Myrick is obviously a traditional artist that enjoys what he does and doesn’t feel the need to hide behind gimmicks to get…
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    ZURB

  • Introducing the New Notable

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    There is a lot of excitement about the Internet of Things and electronics being smart. Actually the excitement right now is just around electronic devices being able to communicate with each other at all, never mind the smart part. If you can attach a Raspberry Pi to it, people will and probably already have. We recently saw a toaster oven that can send you a text when your toast is ready. That's cool and all, but toast text messages are not nearly as interesting as a home of electronics that are designed to work together and solve people problems. Imagine your refrigerator communicating with…
  • A Curious Mind With a Passion for Problem Solving, Meet Our Newest Engineer

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Our newest engineer started out as an intern, working his way through complex problems and putting the time in to build up skills while working on our Library revamp. We can't wait to see what other great things he'll contribute to the team! Without further ado, meet... Zoran Pesic, Engineer Born in Berane, Montenegro, Zoran moved to the United States at a young age, growing up in New Jersey before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally thinking he would do something in the art world, his curious nature began leading him towards computers and coding. His first contact with ZURB…
  • Attention Nonprofits: We're Now Taking Applications for ZURB Wired

    28 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Over the last few months, we've talked a lot about the power designers have to influence change in organizations. But we're looking beyond impacting mere business outcomes. It's our sincere belief that design can cause real, positive change in the world. ZURB Wired is proof. Each year we volunteer our time and resources to help one special nonprofit craft a complete marketing campaign in 24 coffee-fueled hours. ZURB HQ becomes a hive of activity as our entire team, along with volunteers, work all through the night to create a website, print material, engineering support, written content and…
  • An Entrepreneur With a Passion for People, Meet Our New Business Designer

    27 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    Our newest Business Designer is ready to make a difference in the world through design thinking! With his business savvy and incredible teaching skills, we're confident he will! Without further ado, meet … Dave Zinsman, Business Designer Dave is a California native, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. In true Silicon Valley fashion, he was bit by the entrepreneurial bug at the tender age of seven, establishing a 'Garbage Pail Kids' trading card exchange. Throughout his teens and young adulthood he continued to develop his business savvy, eventually starting a few businesses…
  • The Designer Litmus Test

    8 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Brace yourself for the truth: product designers are not born with the gift of design. Many — scratch that — all design skills can be learned by any willing individual. It's a certain combination of personality traits, not the skills, that make certain people better suited for solving problems through design. Just like being a nurturer makes people likely to pursue nursing or gardening, and being a firefighter or an entrepreneur means being open to uncertainty and risk. Can we identify with certainty what makes some designers so good at their job? We think so, yes. Because when we…
 
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    Incredible Things

  • Disney Princes As Magic Mike Characters Are… Well, Magic

    Brittany High
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Artist Isaiah Stephens drew up the Disney Princes as Magic Mike characters. It is… really something! Something good until I scrolled past Beast. *shudders* Not okay. But then Naveen happened and I forgot everything that happened prior. Where am I? Beast who? Someone pass me my smelling salts! The post Disney Princes As Magic Mike Characters Are… Well, Magic appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • You Guys, These Kitten And Owl Best Friends Are TOO CUTE

    Brittany High
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Marimo the kitten and Fuku-chan the owl are best friends. The unlikely duo live at Hukulou Coffee, an owl cafe in Osaka, Japan. How the customers manage to NOT spit-take their coffee when they see such cuteness is beyond me. The post You Guys, These Kitten And Owl Best Friends Are TOO CUTE appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • A Tattoo Artist Gives A Little Girl’s Leg Braces Disney Villain Tattoos

    Brittany High
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    This is 8-year-old Hope Laliberte. She lives with cerebral palsy and has to wear leg braces. When she told her folks she wanted to give the boring braces a makeover, they set out to make her dream come true. Since the brace clinic didn’t offer the design she was looking for — DISNEY VILLAINS! — […] The post A Tattoo Artist Gives A Little Girl’s Leg Braces Disney Villain Tattoos appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • Any Wino Will Appreciate These Hilariously Honest Wine Labels

    Brittany High
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Vinepair put together this collection of hilariously honest wine labels. They show what wine bottles would say if they could talk. So… what if wine labels were honest IRL? It probably wouldn’t make much difference! Denial is not just a river in Egypt, it is a defense mechanism that I will use if that’s what […] The post Any Wino Will Appreciate These Hilariously Honest Wine Labels appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
  • You’re Definitely Gonna Want A Slice Of This Watermelon Bread

    Brittany High
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Check out this watermelon bread! It isn’t made from watermelon, it just looks like watermelon. Confusing! Apparently the fruity looking loaves are all the rage in Taiwan right now. The bread’s made out of different colored doughs that are put together to make up the appearance of a watermelon. A square watermelon, that is. Which […] The post You’re Definitely Gonna Want A Slice Of This Watermelon Bread appeared first on Incredible Things. Visit IncredibleThings.com for the full post.
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    Colossal

  • Globalization and the Environment Collide in Mary Iverson’s Mixed Media Paintings of Shipping Containers

    Kate Sierzputowski
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Mary Iverson fills natural and manmade landscapes with colorful shipping containers, objects haphazardly stacked on each other and taking up a majority of the otherwise tranquil scenes. The containers and boxes are cross-hatched with overlaid lines, connecting them a predetermined pattern seemingly known only by the artist. Iverson explains her work by saying, “My paintings are colorful abstractions that spring from the theme of the industrial shipping terminal. The canvases feature mass accumulations of shipping containers and container cranes in various perspectives. My work employs a…
  • New Ethereal Watercolor and Black Ink Cats That Fade into the Canvas by Endre Penovác

    Christopher Jobson
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    We continue to be awed by Serbian artist Endre Penovác's ability to somehow control the unforgiving nature of water on paper to produce ghostly paintings of felines. As the mixture of water and black ink bleeds in every direction it appears to perfectly mimic the cat’s fur. In his newest pieces Penovác introduces elements of color and negative space to add a slightly new dimension. You can see more of his recent work on Facebook and Saatchi Art.
  • Mentor vs. Apprentice: Ridiculously Amazing Father Versus Daughter Beatboxing

    Christopher Jobson
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    In the course of raising a child there comes a series of strange moments in when you discover your child is obtaining skills and perfecting their abilities that surpass what you yourself are capable of. It’s a humbling and awesome thing to witness. Such is the case with this friendly battle between St. Louis-based beatboxer Nicole Paris and her dad. He’s definitely a talented beatboxer and taught his daughter well, but it becomes extremely clear she’s taken things to a ridiculously different level. The video is a follow-up to a battle the duo posted online last year.
  • Timelapse Video of a Damaged Black & White Portrait Restored and Colorized by Joaquin Villaverde

    Christopher Jobson
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    From friends who are digital artists, retouchers, or illustrators, I sometimes hear stories of clients who suggest projects should go faster or simply cost less because the software “does it all for you.” While the tools are indeed more efficient and impressive with each new Photoshop or Illustrator release, the skill required to master those tools is still substantial. Case in point, this new time-lapse from Argentinian photographer and retoucher Joaquin Villaverde who demonstrates his Photoshop abilities by giving new life to a severely damaged black and white portrait of a…
  • Handmade Ceramic Animal Planters by Cumbuca Chic

    Christopher Jobson
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect ceramic capybara planter, look no further. Ceramicist Priscilla Ramos from São Paulo, Brazil, has a fantastic line of animal planters in the form of foxes, whales, anteaters, and yes, even the world’s largest rodent. She’s even working on a sloth! The handmade stoneware pieces are perfect for small succulents or cacti, and you can see more in her shop: Cumbuca Chic. (via NOTCOT)
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  • 21 Free Vector Geometric Backgrounds

    Rafi
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Friends, today we bring you an exclusive freebie created by VectorOpenStock.com for GraphicsFuel readers. The freebie is a set of 21 free vector geometric backgrounds that you can use for your website headers, desktop wallpapers, posters, greeting cards, mobile backgrounds, and more. These are vector shapes and are fully editable in Adobe Illustrator. File Format: .AI, .EPS Layers: Vector File Size: 32.5 MB Download Backgrounds
  • The Summer Bundle: Fonts & Graphics

    Rafi
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Friends, today  I am happy to bring you this amazing summer design bundle that 28 incredible fonts plus 19 huge packs of graphics loaded with extras and all with commercial licences for just $29! Hurry, as this offer of over 95% off the $674 retail price is only available for the month of July. All fonts and graphics included can be be used for both personal and commercial use. For more information regarding the license included with this purchase, please visit TheHungryJPEG.        
  • Fitness App UI Kit Free PSD

    Rafi
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Friends, today’s featured freebie is a set of 13 free PSD files exclusive for the fitness mobile app. The UI kit is sleek and modern and is ready to use to create your designs for your next fitness app. All the files are fully editable in Photoshop to you liking. File Format: .PSD Layers: Vector, Smart-layers File Size: 2 MB Visit Download Page  
  • 7 Creative Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out

    Rafi
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    As every small business owner knows, it’s a tough market out there. You can give 200% and make sure your product is the very best and it still might not be enough. Competition is higher than ever: in the age of internet anyone and everyone can try their luck, which means you’re up against a whole lot of other businesses going after the exact same clientele. The only solution is to try and stand out – try to make your business have its own brand and value, one which people will recognize and connect to easily. There’s no one trick to being special (just like with cool, if you’re…
  • Giveaway: Win Three Premium WordPress Themes From ThemeFuse

    Rafi
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    You’ve probably already heard about ThemeFuse since they have such an awesome reputation for their premium WordPress Themes. Now, you can enter to win one of three premium themes for free, just for being one of our readers! You already know WordPress provides plenty of style and quality for your website or blog. Now, the three winners will be able to download one free premium WordPress theme from ThemeFuse, so you can finally have that truly awesome website that will make sure you stand out from the crowd. We have three vouchers available. All you have to do to enter is: Leave your comment…
 
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    Columbia Cabinets

  • An Evening with Jaime Ortiz

    ccabinet
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    What an extraordinary evening earlier this month! The Kuhn family graciously opened their fantastic kitchen and beautiful home to Columbia Cabinets, friends and Jaime Ortiz, corporate executive chef of Mazzone Hospitality who demonstrated/cooked a magnificent, scrumptious meal! Senior Designer Amy Van Wie had recently finished a multi-room project for the Kuhn’s when she, and our special events coordinator Michele Weiser, thought it would be a great idea to ask Shannon and Jim if they would be willing to host a cooking event in their spectacular kitchen. The rest, as they say, is…
  • CRBRA Best in Building and Design Awards Announced

    ccabinet
    7 May 2015 | 8:46 am
    The CRBRA hosted a beautiful evening at the stunning EMPAC at RPI in Troy, New York  last Thursday. I am so proud that two incredibly talented Columbia Cabinets designers were recognized for their work. Justina won for Best Kitchen Design over $75,000 and for Best Bathroom Design under $40,000. Amy won for Best Bathroom Design over $40,000.   Some details and photos of the projects follow. Enjoy! Ray Best in Kitchen Design – Over $75,000 New Construction – Saratoga Springs, NY Brookhaven I – Frameless Cabinetry Door: Kitchen – Vista Plus and Pantry – Colony…
  • The Not-White Kitchen

    ccabinet
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Without question, over the past few years, I have designed my share of modern, clean white kitchens. Occasionally I contrast an all-white perimeter with a stunning dark wood island or sprinkle some dark upper or base cabinets into the mix. But recently clients have been asking for something different, purposefully willing themselves away from that classic all-white aesthetic. And the results can be stunning. A few weeks ago, I was interested to see a Houzz story on Coming Over to the Dark Side and I agreed with many of their helpful suggestions. I think two elements of particular importance…
  • In Search of Calm

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

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

  • Best Of The Web And Design In June 2015

    TimothyBlake
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Another fun packed month in the online design and web community. We have managed to compile a list of the very best photoshop and illustrator tutorials created through out the month of June. We have also rounded up some great web articles we highly recommend reading two stand outs from this months roundup “8 homepage design myths debunked” and “The future generation of CSS selectors:level 4″. Have you stumbled across any great web articles or tutorials this month ? we would love if you could share those in the comments section below. Photoshop How to Create a Dark…
  • Paint splatter free Photoshop brush set

    TimothyBlake
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    This has to be one of the best paint Photoshop brushes we a have within our Photoshop brush section. The brush consists of high quality paint splatters, which add a great authentic paint splatter effect when applied to your designs. Don’t take our word for it download the brushes for yourself its an amazing set. 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…
  • Check out awesome new features available in illustrator 2015

    TimothyBlake
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Following up from our very popular post on “Awesome new features available in Photoshop CC 2015“. We though it would only be right to have a look the exciting new feature’s been introduced in the latest version of Illustrator CC. There has been some performance enhancements in Illustrator 2015, as well as an enhanced zoom and a brand new charts feature. Below is a round-up of some in-depth videos on the illustrator improvements and new features, which I’m sure your love. Illustrator CC 2015 – Performance Enhancements Terry White shows off some of the NEW…
  • Check out awesome new features available in Photoshop CC 2015

    TimothyBlake
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Photoshop CC has finally arrived. There’s some amazing new features  available in the latest instalment of Photoshop sure to leave your dropping some great new features for image adjustments as well as a really nice tool for displaying how your designs will look on different devices, which is a really useful especially if your a web designer. In this biog post we have rounded up all new features available in Photoshop CC. In the form of video segments of the new features to get a really good in-depth insight into what’s available in latest version. Photoshop CC 2015 –…
  • 50 free construction tools icons the ultimate set

    TimothyBlake
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is an amazing free icon set the best ever construction tools and vehicle icon set I’m sure you ever come across on the web. The icon set features in total 50 icons within the set. The beauty of this great set of icons are that they are 100% editable, and extremely easy to colourize, change stroke weight etc. The set comes in both in SVG and PNG format, perfect to be used in digital design based projects as well as print design projects. Please download and enjoy, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments section would be greatly appreciated. The icon set was…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • LittlePod Shortbread designed by Believe In

    Richard Baird
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Design studio Believe In worked with LittlePod—a high quality all natural vanilla paste business that has secured favour with both keen home cooks and professional chefs—and LittlePod’s Scottish shortbread partner Reids of Caithness, to develop packaging for a new, luxury, real vanilla range of traditional handmade butter shortbread biscuits. Keen to avoid category convention and saturated regional patterns (read: tartan), Believe In’s treatment effectively leverages the texture, colour and compact 3×3 shape of LittlePod’s shortbread,…
  • The Best of BP&O — June 2015

    Richard Baird
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    Curated by Richard Baird. Highlights this month have included Horse’s packaging work for mineral water Nongfu, B&B Studio’s brand identity and packaging design treatment for new veg pot brand BOL and Huaman’s work for modernist rug specialist Hidraulik. However, there were six projects that stood out and have made it into BP&O’s Best of Series, a feature that brings together the most interesting and unusual projects published on the site each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared.   From Babies With Love designed by Paul Belford Ltd.
  • BOL designed by B&B Studio

    Richard Baird
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:47 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. BOL is a range of vegetable pots made from fresh natural ingredients using recipes inspired by local chefs and street market stalls from a variety of international destinations, packed and presented with a modern on-the-go convenience in mind. BOL was created by Paul Brown, the former general manager of Innocent’s food division, following the company’s exit from the category, and features a brand identity and packaging treatment developed by London based B&B Studio. B&B Studio manage to distil down BOL’s key propositions of simple, tasty and filling…
  • UAL 2015 Summer Campaign designed by Spy

    Richard Baird
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:23 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. The University of the Arts London is Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university. It is made up of six colleges, each with its own unique character and programme, yet unified in their effort to deliver a high quality creative eduction. This united position is expressed through a visual identity system developed by Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa. Based around a robust, black and white typographic system, UAL’s visual identity affords each college the opportunity to experiment with its own approach to visual communication. This month sees the…
  • Virginia Hayward designed by Salad

    Richard Baird
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:17 am
    Opinion by Richard Baird. Virginia Hayward is a family run business that creates hampers and gifts for both the retail and wholesale markets. It began life 30 years ago, from home, on a kitchen table, and has developed into one of the largest hamper companies working in the UK today. With ambitious plans for growth, Virginia Hayward worked with Bournemouth and London based design studio Salad to reimagine and resolve what had become a diluted set of assets across a variety of touch points with a new brand identity system. This system went on to include a new logotype, colour palette,…
 
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • HGTV Happy Hour: Tiki Ice Cream Float

    Liz Gray
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Design Happens’ Cocktail Week! Each day from now until July 4th we’ll be sharing our favorite summer cocktail recipes on our Facebook page and here on the blog. Join us for #HGTVHappyHour and share your favorites, too. Oh, summertime. I’m more of a glass-of-wine gal for the other three seasons, but hot weather makes me crave fruity, tropical cocktails. One of my favorites is the classic Painkiller, a coconut-pineapple rum drink popular in the Caribbean and the Florida Keys. It’s an easy-drinking cocktail perfect for a hot summer day — but careful, they tend to…
  • Photo Friday: How Do You Do, Red, White and Blue?

    Beth Rucker
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Oh, say, can you see decorating with red, white and blue in your home? The U.S. flag never goes out of style, and for good reason. Those colors create a classic combo, and there are so many ways you can work them into home decor. So with Independence Day upon us, let’s check out some rooms that do it up right, and just in time for the Fourth of July. Design by Eric Gedney This Seattle kitchen designed by Eric Gedney just feels classic and American in every detail. I love his use of a warm, ivory color on the wall, which creates depth with the crisp, white cabinetry. With a neutral…
  • Design Happens Interviews: Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors

    Liz Gray
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    A long-time favorite designer of the HGTV editorial staff, Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors creates spaces that are practically overflowing with modern details, like fun wallpaper, bright tile and brilliantly-mixed patterns. The best part? Her spaces bring in these details while still remaining comfortable and livable — a winning combination in my book! Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors Even though designing a nursery isn’t in my (immediate) future, I’m obsessed with this sophisticated little boy’s room — it’s fun and colorful, yet anything but juvenile.
  • HGTV Happy Hour: The Magic Hour Cocktail

    Marianne Canada
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Welcome to Design Happens’ Cocktail Week! Each day from now until July 4th we’ll be sharing our favorite summer cocktail recipes on our Facebook page and here on the blog. Join us for #HGTVHappyHour and share your favorites, too. It’s officially the lazy, hazy days of summer, that time of year when all I really want to do is enjoy a cocktail on my deck. Or by the pool. Or the beach. You get the idea. With this mindset, it was pretty easy to come up with my player for HGTV Cocktail Week. Glamorous people of the internet, I bring you the cocktail most likely to make you friends (or…
  • This or That: Pick Your Favorite Home Style

    Farima Alavi
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Where you live influences your home’s design style. If you live in the Southwest, you most likely live in a stone or adobe-style home. If you live in a small town in the Southeast, you may live in a cottage- or colonial-style home. We want to know — would you prefer to live in a Craftsman-style home with plenty of windows and multiple roof lines, or do you like the sleeker look of a midcentury modern-style home? Vote in our poll below, then tell us which design you chose and why in the comments section below. Take Our Poll Check back next week to see the final tally.
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    Dedece Blog

  • “The Office Network” by Knoll @ Neocon 2015

    John Engelen
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
    At the 47th anniversary of NeoCon, the annual contract industry trade show which took place in Chicago June 15th to 17th, Knoll demonstrated a range of adaptable furniture solutions that support technology and its dynamic role in connecting people in and across workplaces. Knoll’s theme for NeoCon 2015 was the “Office Network” which crystallized the relationship between the evolving role of social networks in the workplace and the technology networks and on-demand power and data access that enable them. The Office Network presentations showcased areas to welcome, connect and…
  • Knoll – The Workplace Net.Work @ Neocon 2015

    John Engelen
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:45 pm
    The next generation office will be more open, more social and occupy a thinner building enabled by reducing layers of administration through convenient access to bid data. Corporate real estate will see the collision of social networks and physical space to enhance personal experiences by connecting people based on their real-time location, presence, knowledge and preferences. The office becomes an enabled connector and moves from an inert container to live net.work. A recent research report by Unwired Ventures ( U.K based publishing and events business focused on the future of work )…
  • David Adjaye for Knoll Textiles @ Neocon 2015

    John Engelen
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    KnollTextiles‘ Adjaye Collection is a highly anticipated collaboration between David Adjaye and KnollTextiles Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas, a meeting of African aesthetics with the language of modern fabrics. After collaborating with Knoll on furniture in the past few years, Adjaye brings his many years of travels across the whole African continent into colourful, textural fabrics both woven and digitally printed, comprising of two wall coverings, two draperies and four upholstery patterns. The African inspiration is palpable, and the display set-up also contributes to…
  • Lighting the Sails @ Vivid Sydney 2015

    John Engelen
    22 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    This year, Vivid Live has commissioned multi-disciplinary design collective Universal Everything to create a new projected artwork for the sails of Sydney Opera House ( Vivid Live’s most public event.) Founded 11 years ago by creative director Matt Pyke in Sheffield, England, the bold colour-friendly group have collaborated with bands (Radiohead’s Polyfauna), brands (MTV), record labels (Warp), and mammoth events alike such as the London 2012 Olympics and the largest screen unveiled yet at the heart of New York’s Times Square. Threading their playful sense of discovery,…
  • Fashion Designers Turn Furniture Designers @ Salone Milan 2015

    John Engelen
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Monograms and Furnishings – United by Design at Salone Milan 2015 !!! Milan’s Salone del Mobile – the most important appointment in the global design calendar – continues to also be catnip for the world’s top fashion brands. Fashion and furnishings come from two different worlds, but they share the intention to present their own take on comfort and elegance, and they are united by the same common denominator: design. Today more than ever the big designers are coming up with ideas to “dress” the home with their collections. Furniture and accents become the…
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  • BMW reveals its new concept car

    Maddalena Tagliapietra
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:49 pm
    BMW presented its new concept car at Concorso d’Eleganza in Cernobbio, Lake Como. The car is a reinterpretation of the 1972 racing coupé car CSL, part of the E9 family cars. Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design, explained how this concept car was conceived with the aim of reducing the original vehicle’s weight. CSL, indeed, means Coupé Sport Lightweight. In order to achieve the lightweight, the chassis and the majority of the interior components have been created in carbon-fibre, including the dashboard and the racing style seats. The CSL prototype hasn’t officially been weighted, but…
  • The Ultimate Urban Furniture Design

    Grace Eire
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    This simple yet eye-catching bench made by Portland-based designers, Revolution Design House, is a beautiful example of urban furniture design. Made from high-quality materials, like walnut slats and stainless steel. The seamless design remains untainted by hardware because of the endoskeleton beneath the exterior. The eye-catching blue cross sections between the segments almost make it seem like this wooden structure is made of all blue steel on the insides, kind of like a secret. The segments of this Boxcar bench can be arranged in any way you like, and you can even switch out one of the…
  • Harley Custom Bike King Battle

    Serena Bonomi
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Harley launched a Battle of The Kings competition in Europe, pitching dealers against each other in a custom bike build-off. A jury of peers will soon be selecting the greatest Street custom bike from the top 5 dealer entries. To add complexity on the challenge, the customizers should consider that, since the Harley Street 750 is an ‘accessible’ bike—in both financial and riding terms, the customization budget is under €4,000 on parts and the workshop hours down to 50 or even less. One we definitively cheer on is the custom bike built by Austrians Fabian Weber and Gregor Malleier of…
  • Street art: contemporary art in the public realm

    Mikael Fernstrom
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Street artists are challenging traditional visual art by situating it in non-art contexts. Street art often aims to question the existing environment with its own language, to communicate with everyday people about socially relevant issues in ways that are informed by aesthetic values without being imprisoned by them. The Swiss street artist Remo Lienhard (with the tag WES21) has developed a distinctive style that has a surrealistic apocalyptic grittiness with an enormous amount of attention for details. For example, some of his motifs contain insect-machine hybrids with a steam punk…
  • Marine Interior redefines the traditional marketplace

    Elena Demireva
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    The rays of the sun struck the surface of the waves at rather an oblique angle, and at the touch of their light, decomposed by refraction as through a prism […]Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea This is not another great book review but the amazing inspiration behind the marine interior of the trendiest fish shop in Lévis, south shore of Québec City. Thought and design by Montreal based interior designer Jean De Lessard. Using the adventure novel as an inspiration tool, the designer showcases an unconventional marine interior for a market-style shop for the…
 
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  • Meg Smith’s series ‘dys:tortia’ for ‘Defeating Depression: What Hope?’

    Ellison
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    My name is Meg Smith, I’m a fine art self-portrait photographer. I’ve just exhibited my series ‘dys:tortia’ for ‘Defeating Depression: What Hope?’ at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. dys:tortia aims to express how anxiety and depression has the strange and disconcerting ability distort thoughts, memories and emotions. As this is an issue that I know affects more people than would open up about it, I would like to try and reach as many people as possible. This series also comes with an audio piece which really heightens the experience and makes the work an eerily immersive…
  • iHeart explores people’s relationship with technology in his latest pieces

    Mary Luoma
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    In his newest series called #asignofthetimes, iHeart takes a further look at our relationships with social media, technology, and the internet. His pieces are thought provoking with a grander socio-political message wrapped inside images of oblivious technology users of all ages. iHeart gives an introduction to the series: The title of the exhibition, #asignofthetimes is a reflection of contemporary society’s feverous obsession with social media. By appropriating elements of digital culture into the real world iHeart skews the distinction between life on and off line. The artist asserts: If…
  • The pop surrealist paintings of Jeff Soto

    Kelly Paik
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    In his latest series, Nightgardens, Jeff Soto explores contemporary landscape painting coupled with the idea of myth and the mysterious. The surreal images entice us into their fantastical worlds and give us reflection on our real life dilemmas, conflicts, and journeys into the unknown. Says Soto on his work: “Most of my visuals come from free writing and drawing, dreams, and other Surrealist techniques. I have a long-standing love of landscape painting and have been working it into my compositions for decades. Nature is one of my biggest inspirations, especially the purple-blue hills and…
  • 10 Surprising things you never knew about Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”

    Will Titterington
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    Vincent Van Gogh is a treasured artist among art lovers, whilst the main things everyone else knows about him is that he painted twelve sunflowers in a vase, had a ginger beard and chopped off his own ear. But his painting The Starry Night is world-famous, and its intoxicating use of complementary colours to inject energy and tension into the painting are as familiar to us as its head-spinning swirls that represent the sun, the stars and the moon. And because people the world over love it so much, The Starry Night is most often found on picture postcards. But there is history behind every…
  • Shamekh Bluwi’s cut-out fashion illustrations wrap models in the outside world

    Mary Luoma
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Designer Shamekh Bluwi has found an unusual way to dress his models – not with fabric, but with city skylines, sunsets and traffic jams. Turning his fashion sketches into cut-out templates, Bluwi places them in front of real-life landscapes, transforming the background into a kind of fabric to decorate his dresses. The process makes for surprisingly effective designs, celebrating both fashion and architecture. Bluwi, who is a fashion illustrator and architecture major, combines his knowledge of both fields in his work – using his understanding of structure to inform his designs, and his…
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    Enpundit

  • Crow Catches a Ride on the Back of a Bald Eagle

    Enpundit
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    California-based wildlife photographer Phoo Chan captured a once-in-a-lifetime moment when a crow decided to catch a ride on the back of a bald eagle. According to Chan, the eagle surprisingly didn’t seem to mind while the crow enjoyed a short mid-flight break. Chan says, “Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much […]Via Enpundit.
  • Huge Hammock Installed 400 Feet Above Utah Desert

    Enpundit
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Dubbed “The Mothership Space Net Penthouse“, this enormous multi-coloured hammock was constructed 400 feet above a desert in Utah. The idea was thought up by Andy Lewis, who recruited a group of brave individuals to help him turn his vision into a reality. Though incredibly badass, I don’t think I’d have the courage to try […]Via Enpundit.
  • 1000 Color Jigsaw Puzzle

    Enpundit
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    I am loving this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle created by Clemens Habicht made up of 1000 different colors. With each tile being a separate color, your task is to place each color in the correct relation to every other color. The puzzle is said to be more intuitive than a regular jigsaw puzzle, as you […]Via Enpundit.
  • DIY Geometric Face Masks

    Enpundit
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After being invited to a Halloween party and struggling to come up with costume ideas, Steve Wintercroft sat down with some old cardboard, parcel tape, and a pair of scissors and got to work. With that, a fox mask was born and was a huge hit amongst his friends. Now he’s come up with some […]Via Enpundit.
  • Before & After: Garage Turned Living Space

    Enpundit
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    French architecture firm Fabre/de Marien has converted a 441 square foot garage into a comfortable living space located in Bordeaux, France. The project is part of a theme the firm has been working on for five years that centres around the idea to “build the city on the city,” through the transformation of commercial space, storage, warehouse into housing. […]Via Enpundit.
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  • #DesignerSpotlight: Milton Glaser

    Shyrose Vastani
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    Milton Glaser, for many people, is the stellar quintessence of a modern renaissance man. He has made vast and important contributions in the field of graphic design. His creative and articulate work, with a deep understanding of ideas that he represents, has influenced design ideas at a global level. His approach to designing graphics is to acquire a broader perspective of designs. His way is to not focus on one subject, but function in several areas. “We are all born with genius. It’s like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we…
  • Entrepreneur Spotlight: Tom Szaky @ TerraCycle

    Hala Ali
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    This month we are featuring a New Jersey local social entrepreneur, Tom Szaky, who “stopped viewing garbage as garbage and instead slowly started to see it as a commodity” by actively collecting “difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products.” Who is Tom Szaky? Entrepreneurs take risks, but the ones we admire the most are the businessmen who seek to change the world and everyday lives. We’ve featured several businesses with CEOs that are looking to make a global impact such as One Acre Fund with Andrew Youn and…
  • Minion Logo Designs: It’s All Bananas!

    Shyrose Vastani
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    Imagine waking up one beautiful morning, the sun streaming in through the windows, and turning lazily in bed with a smile on your face – only to discover you’re lying next to a Minion! It’s not the sun. Your entire world has gone yellow. It’s all bananas, but don’t scream yet. Your boyfriend, for all you know, could still be your Prince Charming, even in your new reality. No? Sorry. Slip away to the bathroom quietly [you don’t want to wake him up, after all] but wait, the mirror reveals you are a Minion too! Not unlike the face on your toothpaste and shampoo. Your soap, the…
  • Lucrative Branding Strategy for Financial Services Consultants

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    Defining branding with respect to financial institutions: The process of creating a positive client attitude towards the bank or any other financial institution by popularizing the products and services it provides is known as branding. However, there is something that is missing from this definition, and yet is essentially an integral part – the differentiation of the product or service compared to the competition. How is your brand different when you are offering the same product or service as your competitors? Without answering this question, you cannot proceed to the next stages of…
  • Innovative Visuals that Create Brand Personality in the Banking Sector

    Shyrose Vastani
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Ever noticed how, when you think of a restaurant, the brand’s identity pops into your head? Or sometimes, it is an advertisement that instantly connects you to the big brand message. This is how brands create a persona in the minds of their customers to be remembered. Brand personality is basically the brand image that you build according to your target audience. In recent times, the banking sector has used the psychographics approach to connect with their audience because it is easy for customers to bond with those sharing similar traits as them and are easily relatable. Hence, your…
 
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    Design Tickle

  • Common Mistakes With Affiliate Landing Pages

    Kalen Smith
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Most newbie affiliate marketers have a difficult time making sales. One of their biggest challenges is creating landing pages that convert well. Here are some reasons your landing pages may not be converting as well as you would like. You can address these problems to boost your sales. Lacking Important Content Many people don’t know what to put on their affiliate landing pages. You will need to know what your audience is looking for when they arrive. There are a couple of things that you need to do when you are convincing people to buy your product: Describe the functions of the product.
  • 5 Website Navigation Principles Every Website Should Follow

    Kalen Smith
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Witnessing the evolution of web design People often lose sight of their primary objectives when they are creating a new website. They often try to create a very flashy website to impress their users, which is often a mistake by itself. However, the emphasis on brilliant imagery often leads to other mistakes. According to Mashable and Open Forum contributor Grace Smith, the biggest mistake they make is having poor user navigation. User Navigation Should Be a Top Priority Many business owners seem to be suffering from cognitive dissonance when it comes to creating website navigation. A study…
  • Getting Images for Your New Website

    Kalen Smith
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    There are a number of factors that you need to consider while designing a new website. Images play an important role in boosting engagement and helping your website with SEO. Unfortunately, finding quality images can be one of the most difficult steps for newbie designers, so you will need to know where to look. The good news is that there are a number of different sources to look into. Where Can You Find Images for Your Website There are a number of different sources that are worth looking into if you want to find images for your website. Here are some sources that you should be aware of. It…
  • Use Web Proxies to Reduce Internet Bandwidth

    Kalen Smith
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A variety of factors can cause Internet bandwidth costs to spike. A 2014 study from CloudFlare found that the Heartbleed bug caused SSL certificates to increase from about 5,000 to 70,000 in the course of a month.  Experts also predicted that the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 would cause costs to spike. Most of these factors are completely outside of your control. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to minimize the impact. One of the best things that you can do is use a web proxy. Why Do Proxies Reduce Bandwidth Costs? Every time that you log into the…
  • Reasons Small Businesses Need Quality DIY Web Design Solutions

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

  • Internet of Trains to Improve Uptime and Safety

    Alex Jablokow
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    The private U.S. freight railway system of 140,000 miles of track is widely regarded as the world’s best. Every day, 24,000 locomotives and 365,000 freight cars carry 40 percent of the nation’s freight. Freight railroads own most of the 22,000 miles of track on which Amtrak, the public passenger rail service, runs. Seven large Class 1 railways dominate the freight rail business. All are investing in sensors, communications, processing, and integration capabilities to help them better understand their operations, increase throughput, and minimize accidents. Integrating those functions…
  • IoT-Based Smart Energy Systems Power Sustainability

    Nancy Langmeyer
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Organizations that are part of large building complexes – whether commercial, industrial, governmental, or educational in nature – are continually looking for ways to increase energy and environmental sustainability. And for many, the Internet of Things is the answer. Most of the organizations within these complexes already have energy management systems that monitor the energy used for building operations – such as lighting, heating, and cooling systems. But that is only part of the energy equation. Every other system supporting these buildings, plus the end-use appliances in them –…
  • Peace of Mind with a Smart, Connected Home

    Lindsay Becker
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    How many times have you pulled the car out of your driveway, driven away from your house, and had to circle back to make sure you closed the garage door? It happens to the best of us – anxiety about the security of our homes. Now imagine the same situation, only this time you pull to the side of the road, open a smartphone app, and confirm that you did indeed close the garage door. The benefits that come with the Internet of Things-enabled smart home, including peace of mind, are huge. Technology companies are moving quickly to capitalize on the smart home opportunity, and retailers are in…
  • IoT Enables New Non-Invasive Patient Monitoring

    Jerry Fireman
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Internet of Things is rapidly becoming embedded into every aspect of our lives, including healthcare, and non-invasive health monitoring products are taking the lead. “The big obstacle in the healthcare market is the regulatory environment, which understandably requires an extensive approval process for medical devices that have the potential to have a positive or negative impact on the user’s health,” says Ben Parr, co-founder and managing partner at DominateFund. Going through the regulatory process takes years and costs millions, Parr says, but less-invasive medical products…
  • PTC Live Global Pulls In Industry’s Best

    Nancy Pardo
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    “It all started with the idea to copy a fish.” That’s how Boston Engineering developed the underwater robot GhostSwimmer, or, as the U.S. Navy prefers to call it, Silent Nemo. Boston Engineering joined an A-list cast of design and manufacturing innovators and PTC customers this week at PTC Live Global where they discussed their latest products, branding philosophy, and core values, including sustainability, performance, and education. Boston Engineering’s robotic fish, modeled after a tuna, was one of the highlights. Given the challenge of designing a more maneuverable ROV for the…
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  • Join Us at the HOW Interactive Design Conference

    HOW staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    Design is your first love. On the HOW team, it’s ours, too. And as user interfaces and users themselves become ever more sophisticated, savvy companies are finally catching on to the crucial business value of good design. If you can leverage technology to create engaging customer experiences, you’ll be in high demand. That’s where the HOW Interactive Design Conference comes in. As the only web design conference that puts the emphasis squarely on design and the design process, HIDC will position you to achieve your creative vision on any screen. For over 20 years, HOW and the HOW…
  • 5 Surprising Cities for Graphic Designers

    Callie Budrick
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The 2015 HOW Interactive Design Conference series will be held in some of the top creative cities in the U.S.—San Francisco, Chicago and Boston. Register today! So you’re a graphic designer. Maybe fresh out of school and looking for a job—any job—to fulfill your dreams of designing, branding, or logo-ing for a company that appreciates your artistic voice and stylistic choice. Maybe you’ve got ten years as a full-time designer under your belt, but it’s time for a change in scenery. Regardless of your situation, it’s never a bad idea to start thinking ahead: Where do you see…
  • Surrendering to the Journey

    Guest Contributor
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    by Neil Brown, Baker+Brown Co Editor’s Note: The following article is an introduction to a blog series in which Neil and Jen Baker Brown traverse the country, speaking with designers and creative entrepreneurs in different US cities. In the first part of their journey (to follow), the Browns will speak with Midwestern creatives from Kansas City, Indianapolis and Cleveland. A brazen misadventure for two life long nomads. It was late spring, just an handful of weeks ago. Summer was approaching. And with it, brought a longing for the road – the ever-present desire to explore that…
  • Top 10 Websites for Designers—Games for Designers + Fivefootsix

    Adam Ladd
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The White House’s Digital Creative Director Ashleigh Axios. The Coca-Cola Company’s Design Manager Alex Center. HDL’s In-House Management Programming Partner Ed Roberts.These are your judges of the 2015 In-House Design Awards. Enter now. Final Deadline: July 10. Here at HOW, we strive to bring you graphic design inspiration and advice in all its forms, whether that means revealing the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects featured in HOW magazine, delivering to you a compelling download that informs you of the latest in the industry, or sharing with you the top…
  • Design Links: A Chain of Creative Inspiration, Part 4

    Emily Potts
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    HOW’s In-House Design Awards recognize the best creative work produced by designers doing in-house work for corporations, associations and organizations. Enter today! Editor’s Note: This is part four in Emily Potts’ inspirational series, Design Links. Every other week, will feature three artists whose work offers fresh, fun and stimulating creative inspiration. Each artist picks the next link—someone who personally inspires him/her. Check out the third part in the series, featuring Victoria Hart, Jen Mussari, and Julianna Brion here. Julianna Brion is inspired by … Jon Han I’m…
 
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  • 5 Ways to Give Yourself a Pay Rise

    Alexander Singleton
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:34 am
    You know what I miss about being an employee of a company? Ladders. You know what I’m talking about; the climb. The clear next step that you’d have to take to progress your career, to take another step up the ladder. From team member, to assistant manager, to manager, to area manager and so on… but with cooler titles obviously, because that companies job titles sound boring as shit, bad example. Obviously though with each of those steps up the ladder comes that boost to your pay packet, which is probably the main reason anyone would want a promotion. Being a freelancer, you…
  • How to Work Within a Clients Budget Without Lowering Your Price.

    Alexander Singleton
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    We’ve all had it at some point. That wonderful client comes calling by with a project idea that is just perfect for you. You chat away for an hour or so, bouncing ideas off each other as a thousand amazing concepts start to take root in your head. Then comes the part where you talk about price, and everything comes crashing down. You see, this wonderful client, with his amazing idea, only has a budget of £350 for the branding of his new business and that fancy eCommerce website you’ve been chatting about. Disaster right? I mean what are your options here? Either you tell the…
  • How Learning the Dark Arts can Make you More Money

    Alexander Singleton
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every industry has it’s Dark Arts. Skills so mysterious and incomprehensible that only a chosen few dare wield their powers. Yet these impenetrable abilities are so sought out by the masses, so utterly required that many will shower gold on any who can truly claim a mastery of these magnificent proficiencies. So what are these Dark Arts then, and how can you learn them? Well that in itself is a tricky question as the Dark Arts themselves are constantly changing. In more general terms though a Dark Art is something that the majority of clients want, but have no idea how to create. When I…
  • 28 Christmas Present Ideas for Designers

    Alexander Singleton
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s 28 days until Christmas! Are you excited yet!? Yes!? Well chill out – it’s still November for Gods sake. That being said, you do probably want to start thinking about what to buy your creative loved ones this Yuletide, so I’ve put together this list of all the things I personally want this year (you know… in case any of you out there fancy buying me something – ha!) to give you a few ideas. So dip your festive quill – it’s time to start penning that Christmas list. Main Presents So here are my big wants this Christmas, some of these are…
  • Conquering the Morning Wake Up

    Alexander Singleton
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    So anyone who read my article on tips for working from home will know that one of the things I struggle with is getting started, or rather getting up. I’m not a morning guy, I’ve tried it and it ain’t me. On the rare occasion I manage to drag myself to my computer at a reasonable hour I find it almost impossible to get started on a project and when I finally do, I’m sluggish and more than a bit crap. What little I do, I usually end up having to revise and I finish work when I normally would have done anyway. That being said, every now and again you hear the story of an…
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  • Herbie Hancock

    Manuel Da Ros
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:12 am
    ‪‪#‎fridayjazz‬ here is the proposal by Alessio Bertallot this Friday, as the best representation of the new jazz of the last twenty years. example of tradition and innovation fused to perfection. ME ‘SHELL NDEGEOCELLO – NOCTURNAL SUNSHINE feat. HERBIE HANCOCK L'articolo Herbie Hancock sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Blues in Villa 2015

    Manuel Da Ros
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:54 am
    We support good music and our local community: 5, 6 and 8 July you do not take commitments. Blues in Villa this year takes you a lot of good music! You’ve already got the ticket? Sunday, July 5 |PLAYING FOR CHANGE BAND Monday 6 July |THE ROBERT CRAY BAND Wednesday 8 July |PAUL WELLER  Blues in Villa L'articolo Blues in Villa 2015 sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • Outdoor furniture idea

    Manuel Da Ros
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:13 am
    ‪#‎mondayidea the best way to start the week: we’ll recommend a combination made through our website. Make your own combination, today we suggest an Outdoor idea: Sushi Outdoor Rama Slide Base Outdoor L'articolo Outdoor furniture idea sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
  • RIP Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary

    Manuel Da Ros
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    RIP Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary #fridayjazz – Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist who pioneered “free jazz” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 Coleman is regarded as one of the greatest innovators in jazz history along with Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. In the late 1950s, he originated “free jazz,” challenging the bebop establishment by abandoning the conventional song form and liberating musicians to freely improvise off of the melody rather than the underlying chord changes. L'articolo RIP Ornette Coleman, jazz visionary sembra essere…
  • Dardust – Invisibile ai tuoi occhi

    Manuel Da Ros
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    ‪ #‎fridayjazz‬ suggest by Dj Alessio Bertallot Classical music meets the electronic; the piano is accompanied by strings and synth. The music of Dardust draws soundscapes dilated, inspired by the Nordic tradition as a certain film music particularly evocative. Dardust – Invisibile ai tuoi occhi L'articolo Dardust – Invisibile ai tuoi occhi sembra essere il primo su Kristalia.
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    Springleap » The Springleap Blog – All things creative and insightful

  • Getting a Grip on South African Gamers – the Industry, the Consumers & the Future.

    Cameron_Smith
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:01 am
    The international gaming industry is by no means a small commodity. With net assets, profits and turnovers reaching over the $billion point, gaming companies are coining it in the industry – the insight of which is “eagle eyed” by many South African gamers.  South African gamers comprise of a market that some may find surprisingly large. Unbeknownst to many who think that gaming is for certain age groups and can be tightly packed into one archetype, South African gamers might encompass the middle aged fellow that lives next door, the mother of two kids down the road, or…
  • Crowdsourcing Research Platforms – Going Mobile With Innovative Industry Vendors

    Cameron_Smith
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    Market research is nothing new, but the technology behind a few innovative vendors could be considered “revolutionary”. Strategies and methodologies have had to take unchartered routes to enable accurate feedback in enhanced user friendly ways on multiple platforms. Crowdsourcing research platforms have taken the next step in branching out systematically to guarantee a wider basin of invaluable insights. To highlight a few research companies that have been taking a groundbreaking stance to combat the traditional problems of market research, we will explore the methodologies of Pondering…
  • Revamping Rivertown – the Heart of Durbanism

    Cameron_Smith
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:21 am
    Cape Town and Johannesburg have invested in radically innovative urban regeneration. The two metropolises, over 1000km apart from one another, are now beacons of inspirational light for other South African cities to follow through with a similar venture. Slap bang in the middle, on the beautiful Kwazulu-Natal coastline, lies the iconic port city of Durban. Apparently, the rejuvenation trend has found a place in the precinct of Rivertown, now the hub of a “#Durbanism” urban intervention. There is an exciting buzz in the air in downtown Durban. One can see the transformation happening on a…
  • Maboneng – Urban Revival in Downtown Johannesburg

    Cameron_Smith
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    Downtown Johannesburg has radically changed for its intended purpose in recent years. The economic hub of Africa has shifted just shy of 20 KM to the north, and immersed its financial prowess in the affluent area of Sandton. The resulting departure of the corporate world has left a gap in the consumer market for innovation, artisanal ventures and modern urban developments. Just as Cape Town has it’s own fringe district, downtown Johannesburg can claim its own hub of cultural cohesion and urban synergy in the Maboneng precinct. Maboneng, which is directly translated to “place of light”,…
  • Neuromarketing in South Africa: an Interview With Mark Drummond From Neural Sense

    Cameron_Smith
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    The future of marketing is happening as we speak…a revolutionary tool in unpacking the psychological components of the consumer is being utilised for the first time in South Africa The technology is called neuromarketing, and the applications of this innovative science is helping to bridge the holistic gap between consumers and brands, products and communications. Neural Sense, a “neuromarketing consultancy”, is in fact the first of its kind on the African continent. The Cape Town based company is offering local brands and agencies an in depth, neurological and purely human-driven…
 
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  • Marketing Management: 5 Organizing Tools That will Save You Time

    Ovetta Sampson
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    When it comes to marketing promotions, you’re it. Your boss has you planning company events, designing the new product logo, sending out the e-newsletter and ordering bulk brand T-shirts for the next customer appreciation day. You’re juggling so many balls in the air you’re surprised a ringmaster isn’t hauling you off to the nearest circus each morning. Yeah, we’re not thrilled either. With all that multi-tasking things end up getting lost, forgotten or just plain not done. Save yourself some time, heartache and perhaps your job by using these five save-your-life marketing…
  • Your Event Planning Checklist Needs a Makeover

    Ovetta Sampson
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    It’s SUMMER!!! That means event planning, cocktails, graduation parties, company picnic, sunshine, cocktails and…long hours spent haggling with the caterer over whether the cake is white or vanilla. Um, yeah, everyone LOVES parties but no one wants to plan them. And each year it’s your job to make sure the events you plan run as smooth as Vanilla Ice’s comeback. But let’s face it—your events may not be what they used to be. If no one is talking about them before they happen, chances are they’ve been forgotten. But there are some simple ways you can jazz up your events this year.
  • How Promotional Merch Upgrades Customer Loyalty

    Tej Shah
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    Sports enthusiast “Sally” has just received her first order from Hammer Nutrition Inc. It’s a box filled with nutritional supplements and sports endurance from the small, but long-standing endurance sports supplements company, based in Whitefish, Montana. Like many small companies, including yours maybe, Hammer engages customers like Sally to be brand ambassadors. Sally is one of hundreds of athletes Hammer engages to spread the word about their products and company. This was her first order and she was thrilled to see the gels, powders, pills and sports bars stuffed in the FedEx box.
  • You Won’t Believe Where These Brands Ended Up

    Tej Shah
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    So in the race to promote products companies have gone to great lengths to win the brand awareness wars. From delighting the public (remember that cute Clydesdale and Puppy commercial) to outright terrifying them (the “dead kid” Super Bowl spot from Nationwide didn’t go over well), brands will do anything to get people’s attention. But without billions available for television ad spots, most companies depend on the old-fashioned, but supremely successful, branded products to get their marketing messaging out. Pens, t-shirts, umbrellas, and caskets……
  • Build Internal Brand Loyalty and Boost Sales with Employee SWAG

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

    Steph Guinan
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The mention of a specific place in a song lyric can connect its listeners to the culture, landscape, and atmosphere of that place. In an absurd exploration of the places that Tom Waits has mentioned in his song lyrics, Swedish web developer Jonas Nordström has visualized Waits’ location references. From the African jungles to the urban neighborhoods of NYC, The Tom Waits Map allows you to browse locations and then click through to the album, the song, and the lyric set that each point corresponds to. The interactive map even links the song titles to Spotify whenever possible so that fans…
  • Ridiculously realistic food sample iPhone 6 cases from Japan

    Nhan Tran
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Japanese smartphone accessory maker and distributor Hamee is known for their zany food sample iPhone cases, and their latest creations really upped the ante on the absurd. Taking inspiration from Japan’s fake food samples for display in the windows of restaurants, Hamee’s iPhone cases are realistic food replicas of various dishes including eggs & bacon, salmon roe, a cookie with icing, raw wagyu beef, bento with plum pickles, gyozas, and more. Their ridiculously fun food sample iPhone cases look totally edible despite the fact they’re made in plastic. Even though…
  • Notification device alerts you by inflating a friendly bubble

    Justin Crowe
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In our modern world of buzzing, beeping, and alarming, we begin to get fed up with all the notifications. In some cases, like adhering to a schedule, the alarms actually cause negative feelings. IDEO NY is on a mission to make notifications more friendly with their playful new product called ‘Notifly.’ Notifly is brilliantly simple: When you have a notification, instead of buzzing or beeping, it inflates a fun little bubble. For a moment, you forget that you don’t really want to do the task, and it makes your day a bit more fun. Notifly pairs with a calendar app, called…
  • Amazing replica of China city created out of coins

    Sophie Kruse
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Using only coins, stones, and chopsticks, He Peixi has created an amazing replica of his hometown Chingqing, China. Peixi collected 11 different kinds of modern and ancient currency for his project and used 50,000 pieces to create the replica. The model took a month to build, working two hours a day stacking coins with chopsticks to create buildings, bridges, and landmarks, and using red and green stones to create the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers. No glue was used in the project. This isn’t the first time Peixi has created something with coins. Last year, the artist made a replica of the…
  • Photos of miniature figurines in everyday office frustrations

    Nhan Tran
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Ohio-based brand strategist Derrick Lin has a unique way of killing office time – by taking photos of miniature figurines in various work settings and uploading them to Instagram. Each photo is a tiny peek into the life of an office worker, and the everyday frustrations that come with the job. Mondays and deadlines? Miniatures have them too. According to Lin, he uses only his iPhone, miniature figures, and his reading lamp to recreate these imaginary scenarios right on his work desk. He then pairs each situation with a caption to document his eventful career. Follow his Instagram…
 
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  • Ten Free Weights of the Duvall Family Give your Font Flexibility

    Foster D. Coburn III
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been away for a while and there haven’t been many posts recently. So it is time to return with a big family of fonts. There are ten weights in the Duvall family! Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed. All the details on the process are in the Fonts, Font Management, Typography and OpenType Success…
  • Wild Sewerage Free Font Rough Around The Edges

    Foster D. Coburn III
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Wild Sewerage free font makes it look as if your vision is blurred. It is the perfect headline font if you want viewers to do a double take. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed. All the details on the process are in the Fonts, Font Management, Typography and OpenType Success Kit. 1 week ago, the free font…
  • Kurt Reviews ACT! v17

    Kurt Von Behrmann
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    While ACT! 17 is geared toward small businesses, it also makes sense for those not running a business who need to keep track of contacts with more detail than a simple address book can muster. While most address books can handle the basics, names, numbers, and the like, if you need to keep up with emails sent, attachments, activities, and even grouping your contacts together, a comprehensive program like this permits organization of disparate data. Over the last few versions, ACT! has become more and more Web savvy. Integration with social networking like Twitter, Facebook, and whatever type…
  • These Free Fonts Make You Picture A Gorilla Drinking a Milkshake

    Foster D. Coburn III
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    When I first saw the name of today’s fonts, Gorilla Milkshake, I immediately pictured a gorilla sipping an ice cold vanilla milkshake. Yet the font doesn’t really represent a milkshake or a gorilla. Just another set of fonts that kind of looks like it belong in a comic strip. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your…
  • Seoul Free Fonts Tribute Kansas Jayhawks Basketball Team

    Foster D. Coburn III
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Loyal readers will know that I’m a huge fan of my Kansas Jayhawks. Next month the Jayhawks basketball team will be playing at Team USA at the World University Games in Seoul, Korea. So today I present the Seoul family of free fonts as my tribute to Jayhawk basketball. Get your free copy! Not sure how to download and install these free fonts? Make sure to read Downloading Fonts, Installing Fonts and Spam Filters for detailed instructions. Need help setting up an account for free stuff? Read Do You Have Account For Free Stuff On Graphics Unleashed? Make sure you keep your fonts managed.
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    Top Creative Works

  • Instamic smart microphone and audio recorder by Michelle Baggio

    skyant
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Instamic is a waterproof, and easy-to-use microphone and audio recorder that can be charged on any USB port and connected with smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. Just a single touch, users can easily turn on it. Designer: Michelle Baggio More Related PostsInfiniteUSB, a never-ending USB designSmart watch by Robrecht VanhauwereSea urchin Bluetooth SpeakerHot-air balloon themed smart lightSuspended Bluetooth speaker
  • Eargo hearing aid by Florent Michel

    skyant
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    Techcrunch said Eargo is the hearing aid of the future. Yes, Eargo is a comfortable, virtually invisible, and rechargeable hearing device. It is nearly invisible when placed in the ear canal. Designer: Florent Michel More Related PostsCanon Mixed Reality SystemThe AidCool on the GoStellio – a rock climbing aidCactus and virus shaped popsicles
  • Esposta Sand Lamp by Pedro Sanin

    skyant
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    In a sense, light is a rising sun. Just like this lamp, which bring us both surprise and beauty via sand and cork within it. Designer: Pedro Sanin More Related PostsReminder, smart and eco-friendly sticky notePowerflower Solar ChargerUse Electrolux Handcleaner to clean your hands wherever you goA4 paper concept lampFlowall concept lamp
  • Printtex Wall Printer by Benjamin Loinger

    skyant
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Printtex is a wall printer concept that provides you an easy way to design the walls of your home with custom pictures, motives or texts. It controls the print area via two coordinate sensors as well as appear on your tablet, laptop or similar device. Designer: Benjamin Loinger More Related PostsSim cheong: the printer designed specifically for the blindXEOS 3D printer conceptDown up 3d printed tapDNA shoe conceptC-Walker computer desk
  • Basics notebook by Jacob Durham and Jon Richards

    skyant
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Basics notebook is an all-in-one notebook with a planner, lined paper, sketchbook, whiteboard paper, goal setting guide and checklists, aims to simplify and improve your life. The main materials are high quality faux leather and high grade thick elastic. Designer: Jacob Durham and Jon Richards More Related PostsB4RM4N smart cocktail shakerInteractive fur mirror by designer Daniel RozinMr.Everything smart device by the Mr.Everything teamLiliLite, the All-in-one book lampSixE Learn chair by Pearsonlloyd
 
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  • Mathias Sterner

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Sofia, Karla
  • Jeff Plus Diana

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Bookmania, JAF Domus Titling
  • Koto

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Warnock, Merkury, GT Walsheim
  • Wolff Olins

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Akkurat
  • dConstruct 2015

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Andes, Futura, Lamplighter Script
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  • Mazda (.EPS) vector logo free download

    Nick Lavuzic
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:47 am
    Mazda (.EPS) vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Mazda (.EPS) current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Mazda (.EPS) vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Adobe (.EPS) vector logo free download

    thNga
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    Adobe (.EPS) vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Adobe (.EPS) current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Adobe (.EPS) vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Escudo del Estado de Mexico logo vector free download

    thNga
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Escudo del Estado de Mexico vector logo EPS, AI, CDR. Free download logo Escudo del Estado de Mexico vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Escudo del Estado de Mexico logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Snickers MasterFoods vector logo free

    thNga
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    Snickers MasterFoods vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Snickers MasterFoods current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Snickers MasterFoods vector logo free appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
  • Jagermeister black vector logo

    thNga
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:43 am
    Jagermeister black vector logo in (.EPS, .AI, .CDR) format. Free download Jagermeister black current logo in vector format. Direct link and Totally FREE! The post Jagermeister black vector logo appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download - LogoEPS.com.
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  • Design Crush: Decorating With Rattan

    kyla
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    While perusing Chairish’s outdoor furniture selection, I stumbled upon this fancy rattan chair. The Boy had just okayed purchasing patio furniture, so the search was on. I made an offer to the seller that was soon accepted and made an appointment to pick it up. I drove a hour, walked inside his home and my heart skipped a beat, then quickly sunk. Here was quite possibly the prettiest rattan chair I’ve ever seen. There was no way in H-E-double hockey sticks this chair would be sitting outside on my patio. But what to do with it??? I had already committed to purchasing. As you all…
  • My Decorist Makeover Part 2

    kyla
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in on my Decorist makeover. No, no I didn’t forget. Pinky swear. I’ve actually been working on it like a mad woman. The final board arrived in my inbox the day before I left for Germany. Since I was out of the country for 2 weeks, I couldn’t order anything until after I returned. Bob, my neighbor, would have had a lot of boxes to store in his garage for me. I apologize for the delayed update. In case you don’t remember, I was presented with 2 concepts designed by Ashley Redmond, my interior designer from…
  • Found & Foraged Linky Party #32

    kyla
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:58 pm
    It’s Saturday night! Welcome to the Found & Foraged Linky Party! As most of you know, having a really exciting blogger day is few and far between, but I had some serious excitement last Sunday afternoon. I had my first viral post…courtesy of Buzzfeed! My Champagne Smash cocktail recipe was #5 on the list. I was totally doing the Snoopy dance…and still am. I also took over the Chairish blog for the day to share my tips and tricks on styling your nightstand. On the blog, I’m hosting a giveaway with Cellular Window Shades. If you’re in the market for window…
  • Design Lesson: Window Shades & Giveaway

    kyla
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    This past weekend I learned a valuable lesson about window shades and window treatments in general. You guys, they can transform a room! Such a simple thing can completely change the look and feel. Oh. Em. Gee. Who knew. They made me no longer want to take a sledgehammer to my mantle. I no longer think it’s necessary to paint the entire first floor white. I had no idea. Before I start to ramble on, there’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post! WAAAAAAY down there. Be sure to enter to win before you take off. Anyhoo, remember way back when I posted an I Make Emily Henderson…
  • Hugo Cocktail Recipe

    kyla
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    As most of you know, I recently returned from visiting family in Germany. Taking the kids across the pond was slightly terrifying, but when I entered my in-laws home, I was promptly greeted with a Hugo cocktail. I had never had one before, but it contained champagne and smelled delicious. Well, it was just what the doctor ordered. For the Hugo cocktail recipe and a few more details on my vacation, head on over to Live Laugh Rowe today. BTDubs, is it happy hour o’clock yet???   Linking up with A Dish Of Daily Life The post Hugo Cocktail Recipe appeared first on House Of…
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • The Most Useful Kitchen Appliances Infographic

    caitlink
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Picture this: You just had a brand new beautiful countertop installed in your kitchen, but you can’t really show it off because it’s covered from wall to wall in kitchen appliances. What should you keep and what should you toss? Or maybe you are getting married soon or just bought a house and are wondering what kitchen appliances to put on your registry so that you will receive gifts that you will actually use. To help you have a better understanding of which appliances are useful (and which are not), we surveyed over 500 consumers about their monthly usage of 16 different kitchen…
  • Expert Design Tips on How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

    caitlink
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Small spaces don’t always require big ideas. If you wish you had a bigger bathroom but simply don’t have the space for one, there are several ways that you can actually make your small bathroom feel larger than it actually is. Whether you’re considering one or two changes or a total revamp, the ideas listed below are a great starting point to transform your small bathroom into a luxurious and modern retreat. Vanities and Sinks Furniture-Style Vanities: Choosing a furniture-style vanity, rather than one with cabinet doors, will keep the space light and airy and also leave plenty of room…
  • 5 Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

    caitlink
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Add a refreshing twist to your summer gatherings with these five cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started! Sparkling Strawberry Cocktail Ingredients 2 cups hulled strawberries 2 tablespoons water ¼ cup orange juice 1 bottle chilled Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine 1 orange, sliced in rounds Mint sprigs, for garnish Directions In a blender, puree 2 cups of hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth. In a pitcher, combine strawberry puree, 1 bottle of chilled Prosecco and sliced oranges. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve. Source: Martha Stewart Rum Punch…
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Heart

    caitlink
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    With Father’s Day right around the corner, choosing the perfect gift for your dad can be tricky. You know he has everything he needs, so how do you decide on what to give him to show how much he means to you? How about your time? Nothing says “I love you” more than the little things, like offering your help on a project he’s been working on or spending quality time doing something he enjoys. There’s no better gift than that! Here are some suggestions on how to put a smile on his face and make his day extra special: Attend a local car, boat, music or sporting event: Doing your…
  • How the Countertop Overlay Installation Process Works

    MBecchi
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    With summer upon us, entertaining and outdoor family gatherings are right around the corner. This is the perfect time to take the plunge and give your kitchen or bar area a facelift with a new granite countertop overlay. Granite Transformations manufactures its own engineered granite, glass and quartz surfaces in ¼ inch thick slabs which are cut and fitted directly over your existing countertops – so there’s no messy cleanup or extra time and money required for demolition. In a few easy steps, you could be on your way to a beautiful kitchen or entertaining space – with installation…
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Furniture Meets Light: Empty by VIBIA

    Vania
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    With the Furniture Meets the Light concept, VIBIA transforms the way light is combined with furniture and complements exterior spaces such as gardens and terraces. Sculptural and functional pieces that during the day become useful items of furniture serving different purposes while also offering a light source. When night falls the light fittings come alive thanks to their design, technology and multifunctionality. Like a mathematical equation, Furniture Meets Light brings together furniture and light in perfect harmony. Read the rest of Furniture Meets Light: Empty by VIBIA originally posted…
  • Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio

    Vania
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Sonelo Design Studio renovated the interior of a private house in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The original layout of the residence was with a long corridor, dark and distinct rooms. Changes have transformed the house into a bright and cozy place. Kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms have been moved to the center of the house. All rooms become more open and functional. Read the rest of Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Little P Table Lamp by Schonbuch

    Vania
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Quality oak veneer lamp in various colours designed by Martin Hirth for Schönbuch. Thanks to its characteristic shape the lamp made of one-piece has a high recognition value. Read the rest of Little P Table Lamp by Schonbuch originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates

    Vania
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    And while on the subject of the national peculiarities of the architectural design and the contemporary trends in home arrangement – the Australians are the masters of constructing vast appearing homes in small and dense lots, with additional lush garden premises that define the character of each home. Read the rest of Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Living Divani Temporary Store at Torre Velasca Expo 2015

    Vania
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Living Divani boosts its visibility during Expo 2015 by opening a Temporary Store on the ground floor of Torre Velasca. Read the rest of Living Divani Temporary Store at Torre Velasca Expo 2015 originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
 
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  • How To Use Color Psychology to Make Your Interior Colors Work For You

    dipa
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Most people feel that the interior colors they select for their homes are simply a matter of aesthetics. In reality; there is a whole science behind this. Color psychology experts now firmly believe that the colors of your home interiors can have a profound effect on your mood and emotions and also play a role in your relationships. What is color psychology? In essence, colors can be considered as ‘Universal Language’. Everyone on this planet knows (through intuition) how to speak the language of colors. Therefore, noted color experts go on to reiterate the fact that the interior colors…
  • Oil Painting Techniques Beginners Should Know About

    dipa
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:58 pm
    When you think about oil painting, the mind inevitably conjures up images of centuries of art from the Renaissance masters to the more modern and charming creations you see in local art shops. If you are trying your hand at oil painting for the first time, this brief guide will walk you through the ins and outs of the techniques and styles in it.As you become familiar with the different oil painting techniques, you can even generate your own style. Here are 10 forms of oil painting technqiues and the artists who deal with them. Baroque –Caravaggio Classicism- Ingres, Mengs Cubism-Picasso…
  • Top Reasons Why We Should All Practice Color Therapy And Color Healing

    dipa
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Color therapy, Chromatherapy or color healing therapy is not a new practice at all; ancient Greeks practiced it centuries ago by worshiping Apollo- the Sun God-the God of Light.The Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui is also based on color therapy and so is Ayurvedi science and Yoga. Today, modern science has shown that our bodies select different light rays from the sun based on their wavelengths and frequencies to bring about balance and harmony within. Even animals do the same, and so do plants. It has also been proved that our bodies vibrate and radiate auras which have different colors.
  • Most Popular Cell Phone Color And What Does Your Cell Phone Color Say About You?

    dipa
    6 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    A cell phone, more importantly, a Smartphone, today is not just an important gadget, it is also a fashion accessory. Naturally color is an important factor people consider when buying these mobile devices. Therefore, the question most searched on the Internet is “which is the most popular cell phone color today?” People want to know what the most popular color there is in mobile phones so they can invest in the right device and ‘up’ their ‘coolness’ factor. But, did you give a moment’s thought to what the choice of your cell phone color says about you? First things first- let us…
  • Fruit And Vegetable Colors: Meanings And Benefits

    dipa
    19 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Fruits and vegetables come in different colors and each of these colors is a result of certain antioxidants, phytonutrients and nutrients. So how does one know what color fruit and vegetable to eat? The answer is simple; you must eat “Rainbow colored fruit/vegetable” platter to get all health benefits. The different fruit colors are a result of different pigments and each one of which offers different health benefits. It is generally considered, that darker the color, the greater the health benefit the produce offers. Thus; dark green romaine lettuce will have more nutrition than light…
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    Design Bump

  • Maple Leaf Bowls Made From Real Leaf Skeletons

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Ethereal bowls created in the skeletons of other as well as maple leaves will be the most recent improvement to Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi’s remarkable portfolio. While she’s most renowned for her labor intensive loom works, these sylvan masterpieces are created by Sekimachi by adding Kozo Krylon, watercolor and paper coating giving them solid shape.... The post Maple Leaf Bowls Made From Real Leaf Skeletons appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 3D Floors Will Bring The Ocean Into Your Bathroom!

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:52 pm
    3D epoxy floors allow you to experience the thrill of going to the lavatory in public by using angled pictures and multiple transparent layers to turn your bathroom into an outdoor space. A business from Dubai, Imperial, has cornered the 3D flooring design marketplace for now, but this product is too popular to keep exclusive... The post 3D Floors Will Bring The Ocean Into Your Bathroom! appeared first on Design Bump.
  • Hanging Spherical Lodge in Treetops Retreat in the Forests of Laos

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:12 pm
    These lodgings that are non-traditional would enable people to discover and immerse themselves within the magnificent landscape close to the Nam Poung hamlet. Constructions like insect and bird nests inspired sleeping pods were suspended by these. The frameworks attached to nearby trees and are fixed via tight cords. They are made from lumber and bamboo,... The post Hanging Spherical Lodge in Treetops Retreat in the Forests of Laos appeared first on Design Bump.
  • 22 Most Coolest Swimming Pools Around The World

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, which means all that we are able to think about is how exactly we wish it were cool again. (What’s up with constantly desiring what we can’t have?!) In the event sweaty palms, the stifling heat, and strong UV beams are already getting to you, we’re here to assist.... The post 22 Most Coolest Swimming Pools Around The World appeared first on Design Bump.
  • Artists Create Giant Street Murals Made by Discarded Doors

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Unlike your typical road artist labeling buildings with spray paint or covering public walls in stencils, artist Stefaan De Croock (aka Strook) leaves his mark with boards of discarded wood. Actually, he doesn’t even use any other type of colorant or paint to change the pigments of wooden materials and the salvaged doors. The artist... The post Artists Create Giant Street Murals Made by Discarded Doors appeared first on Design Bump.
 
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    The Design Home

  • Shell – a collection of playful rubber baskets

    Ivana Mirchevska
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Designer Andrea Deppieri, founder of the creative brand “Tête De Bois”, created a fun collection of rubber baskets under the name “Shell”. Tête De Bois is known for the distinctive wooden hats and caps,... The post Shell – a collection of playful rubber baskets appeared first on The Design Home.
  • 12 Awesome Living Room Designs

    Ivana Mirchevska
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    The living room is the heart of any home, a space for sharing moments with family and large social parties. If we compare it to a person, we would say it’s an extroverted character... The post 12 Awesome Living Room Designs appeared first on The Design Home.
  • An old factory transformed into a relaxing office space

    Ivana Mirchevska
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
      The interior of the business premises of “Brooklyn Decks” is an example of how a little creativity in the design can turn an old and unusable space into a working environment that is... The post An old factory transformed into a relaxing office space appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Rem Koolhaas-designed garage museum opens in Moscow

    Ivana Mirchevska
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Moscow got a new grand museum of contemporary art, “The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art”, near the famous Park Gorki. The grandiose object was created by the famous Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, and sponsored and... The post Rem Koolhaas-designed garage museum opens in Moscow appeared first on The Design Home.
  • Vanzha: awesome next generation self-watering planters

    Ivana Mirchevska
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    With the idea of bringing back the house plants in every home Vanzha created an awesome solution for every plant lover. Since living space has decreased over the last few decades house planters became... The post Vanzha: awesome next generation self-watering planters appeared first on The Design Home.
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  • Nutrilait Milk contemporary package design

    Deep Datta
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Nutrilait Milk contemporary package design celebrates the little imperfections in life, in all aspects of their imagery, brand and package design. Designed by Canadian agency TAXI, the packaging employs the simple, clean, white look for the cartons – lending an easy, healthy vibe to the whole thing while also allowing the colors and logo to pop when placed above… Read More »The post Nutrilait Milk contemporary package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Slush Organic Juice package design

    Deep Datta
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Slush Organic Juice package design bottles its nutritious, tasty products in colorful, shapely containers aimed at health-conscious women. Designed as a collective collaboration between Carine Attar and Anna Gené Casellas as part of their Master in Packaging design endeavor (Elisava University), the bottles stand out on a crowded consumer space immediately, thanks to their vibrant visual association with the flavor… Read More »The post Slush Organic Juice package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Old Flame eco-friendly matchbox design

    Deep Datta
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Old Flame eco-friendly matchbox design bring back the earth loving materials, simple ergonomic make and mix witty messaging to create a great design template. Match-box design, believe it or not, have stuck around for two centuries. For their simple design they have rarely underwent a big change, often a square box enough to hold the safety match-sticks and serving… Read More »The post Old Flame eco-friendly matchbox design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Air Aroma scent minimal package design

    Deep Datta
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Air Aroma scent minimal package design channels the clean, floral scent branding of the Australian company into it’s neat bottles and simple branding. For a range boasting of 38 different aromas in it’s line of essential oils, adding too much information can easily obscure the product in a shelf already crowded with several competitors. Instead the creative agency … Read More »The post Air Aroma scent minimal package design appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
  • Yogamood aromatherapy body oils classy packaging

    Deep Datta
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Yogamood aromatherapy body oils classy packaging aims to put the health and relief concept of Yoga and massage in Scandinavian context. The concept and packaging by Danish design agency Wunsch is suitably classy, targeting the audience who are health conscious and willing to keep an eye out for sophisticated, healthy products. A newly established yoga studio, Yogamood seeks to put the… Read More »The post Yogamood aromatherapy body oils classy packaging appeared first on DesignsTown - creative designs that inspire and amuse.
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  • 17 uncommon uses for vodka

    Amanda Gates
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    I use the word “uncommon” because most of us, including myself, would prefer to drink vodka. However, as I have chartered slowly through the sustainable and eco-friendly world, I have found vodka to be an excellent, inexpensive way to do many things around the house – without hurting Mama Earth and the furry ones. I… Read more The post 17 uncommon uses for vodka appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • What not to do when decluttering

    Amanda Gates
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:35 pm
    The number one culprit for disorganization in our lives is clutter. Whether at home, in your office or even in your car, things just seem to accumulate. Thinking back to when times were simpler, say over a hundred years ago, we had little to no clutter. Mainly because we had little to collect. And isn’t… Read more The post What not to do when decluttering appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • The winning secret to increasing rest and productivity

    Amanda Gates
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Growing up in California the winning secret to success was a 24/7 lifestyle. The idea of having it all meant you also had to do it all. But we all have the same 24 hours in a day, so sleep was always the first thing to get cut. Like a badge of honor, cutting out sleep was… Read more The post The winning secret to increasing rest and productivity appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • How to create a relationship with fear

    Amanda Gates
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Many of us have been there, you know the feeling – the pit in your stomach, the countless ‘what ifs’ running through your head and the mindless chatter that tells you again and again, why you can’t move forward. Fear. I found myself in this very place in 2010. I was faced with a big… Read more The post How to create a relationship with fear appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
  • Do your barstools measure up?

    Amanda Gates
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Here in Nashville, good barstools are hard to come by. If you ask anyone where they shop, it’s usually pier one, or the local billiards store. When I lived in California we had a ton of places to shop for great barstools, but if you don’t have a place to go and physically pick one… Read more The post Do your barstools measure up? appeared first on Gates Interior Design.
 
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  • Best Photographer Business Cards Example

    Graphic Wolf
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    In this modern age, more and more photographers are becoming professionals; they want to get popularity and wish to develop their business. So Photography business card design comes very handy for a photographer when photographer wants to promote their business. if you own a photo studio it’s really great to The post Best Photographer Business Cards Example appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins

    Graphic Wolf
    13 Jun 2015 | 11:17 am
    Today we’ve lined up some of the best Photoshop tools that will blow your mind and help you to create awesome image and designs. Photoshop Plugins help improve the world of designing a better art bringing together all the imaginative arrangements in only one product. It turns into a one The post Best Adobe Photoshop Plugins appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Free Fonts For Designers

    Graphic Wolf
    26 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    A collection of best free fonts for designers, for Windows and Mac, for a range of projects. commercial-use fonts, typefaces for free download. These free fonts are design friendly and help you to create unique and quality-full typography style. In this post we are collected a number of best free The post Best Free Fonts For Designers appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Best Dispersion Photoshop Action Collection

    Graphic Wolf
    2 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Dispersion Photoshop actions permit graphics designer and photographic artists to robotize regular groupings for expanded productivity. On the off chance that you do much work with photograph altering you can positively advantage from the time spared by having a decent library of Photoshop activities. There are innumerable activities accessible that The post Best Dispersion Photoshop Action Collection appeared first on Design Freebie.
  • Free Photography Business Card # 22

    Graphic Wolf
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    High-quality free photography business card enhance your profile, increase your perceived price and set the tone for what it’s attending to be preferred to do business with you. In some cases, folks feel that the impression a card makes on a possible client is simply as necessary because the face-to-face The post Free Photography Business Card # 22 appeared first on Design Freebie.
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  • VIDEO: Architecture is ‘the mother of all art’

    Design Chronicle
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    CNN video of architect David Adjaye introducing us to two up-and-coming names building for the future. By the year 2100 there will be 11 billion people on our planet.
  • Dokk1 – Scandinavia’s largest library opens in Aarhus, Denmark

    Design Chronicle
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Dokk1, the largest public library in the Nordic countries by schmidt hammer lassen architects opened its doors to the public on June 20. Located in Aarhus, Denmark the new building represents a new generation of modern, hybrid libraries. The 30,000 square metre building is part of the Urban Mediaspace project, which is transforming the harbour front of Aarhus. The project houses the new library, a citizen service centre, automatic parking for 1,000 cars and new harbour-side public squares. With a budget of over € 280 million, it is the largest construction project by the Municipality of…
  • 2015 World Architecture Festival Award Shortlist announced

    Design Chronicle
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2015 awards. The largest architecture awards program in the world includes works from worldwide renowned firms like Foster & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Herzog & de Meuron, OMA/Ole Scheeren, Rogers Stirk Harbour, Rafael Vinoly Architects, BIG, Grimshaw, Heatherwick Studio and Carlos Ott. Image © EMC Arquitectura The eight annual World Architecture Festival shortlist consists of 338 projects across 31 categories and 46 countries, ranging from small family homes to large commercial developments and landscape…
  • VIDEO: Bjarke Ingels for Future of StoryTelling 2014

    Design Chronicle
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    World-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG challenges himself and all of us to think beyond the status quo and dream big in this short film part of Future of StoryTelling Film 2014 series. Why shouldn’t you be able to ski down a power plant? He refers to his projects as “promiscuous hybrids”—they combine seemingly disparate elements and turn fiction into fact. Produced by Melcher Media and KSPR.
  • Carl-Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelt Museum by C. F. Møller Architects

    Design Chronicle
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    C. F. Møller Architects has added a new extension to the small, but distinctive museum exhibiting the large collection of paintings by Carl-Henning Pedersen and his wife Else Alfelt in Herning, Denmark. The museum is located within Birk Centerpark, a park area outside Herning containing various cultural business and educational institutions, that has gone extensive changes throughout the years, creating a mix of landscape, architecture and artistic elements. Image © Jan Kofod Winther The origins of Birk Centerpark lie in the establishment of C. Th. Sørensen’s sculpture park and the…
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  • These Are Probably The Most Amazing Cakes You Have Ever Seen

    fraufaya
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    By fraufaya The annual cake contest called Threadcakes is held on the Internet since 2007, where participants present their amazingly beautiful creations. It is worth mentioning, that both professionals and amateurs are taking part in this competition. The most important rule of the contest is that 2D or 3D cakes should be as edible as possible, allowing for only minimal non-edible supports to be used when constructing 3D cakes. Take a look at these jaw-dropping cakes that took part in the competition! Source: http://supercoolpics.com/ Images: http://www.threadcakes.com/,…
  • New Adidas’s Sneakers Made Entirely From Ocean Trash

    Archie Tinkerbell
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    By Archie Tinkerbell German sportswear giant Adidas has designed a prototype of a sustainable new sneaker built almost totally from recycled ocean garbage. Revealed on June 29, 2015, as part of a recent environmental initiative, the shoe’s upper part made from old fishing nets, discarded yarns, and filaments, plus other ocean waste. The sneakers are the outcome of Adidas’ recent collaboration with Parley For The Oceans, an organization striving to a prevent the pollution of the world’s oceans. H/T www.demilked.com
  • Rare Shots Show How A Fearless Crow Riding Bald Eagle

    Archie Tinkerbell
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    By Archie Tinkerbell Birds don’t usually ride other birds. But that’s what happened when this crow docked on a bald eagle. It all happened in Seabeck, Washington. Photographer, Phoo Chan has taken a rare photo of a crow “hitching a ride” on the back of an eagle. “Eventually the crow flew away, and the eagle stayed to hunt for its breakfast,” Phoo Chan said. “They both flew in different directions and it looked like they became friends.” Phoo Chan works published in National Geographic. H/T demilked.com
  • Alien Forest: Astonishing Macro Photographs of Fungus Molds

    Archie Tinkerbell
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    By Archie Tinkerbell Those alien forests are not from some scientific movie, they are beneath our feet but rarely seen. Found in a wide assortment of colors, more than 900 species of slime mold occur all over the world. And below are some rare species discovered by Moscow-based geologist Valeriya Zvereva, who spent photographing the ordinary life forms. Using a specialized macro lens, Zvereva take energetic and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty. SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC…
  • These Illustrations Show How Different Hong Kong From China

    John Oliver
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:44 am
    By John Oliver There’s no secret that people from Hong Kong separate themselves from the people of mainland China. Hong Kong design studio Local Studio has decided to sum up some of the differences between Mainland China and Hong Kong in a series of illustrations which, corresponding to the website Shanghaiist, has gone viral. Titled “Hong Kong is not China”, the illustrations compare iconic elements of the two cultures to highlight the differences. H/T qz.com
 
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  • Inspirational Videos For Designers – The Big Collection

    Lior Frenkel
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    The biggest collection of inspirational videos for designers is here. TED videos for designers The Best of Creative Mornings You see, as much as I love full-length features, sometimes what you really want is just something quick to watch and get inspired by. I love seeing how amazing speakers are spreading their great thoughts, ideas and projects on TED. I love seeing designers and entrepreneurs talking on Creative Mornings about the awesome things they’re up to and the valuable lessons they’ve learned. I can’t explain why (is there a scientist in the crowd?) but watching a 20-40…
  • How a Web Designer Used the Pricing Class to Create an Outstanding Proposal

    Lior Frenkel
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    “I took Lior’s advice and created a proposal as a webpage, instead of sending a boring old PDF. The reaction was “Wow!”” This is the story of Tara Hoover – a web designer who started freelancing only a few months ago – and is already mastering the way to write proposals and win projects.  I asked her to share her win story with the nuSchool students. She didn’t say nay. Meet Tara – a full-stack designer, doing everything from logo design, branding, print, email/social media graphics all the way to web-design. Can you tell us a…
  • How a Graphic Designer Used the Pricing Class to Raise Her Rates

    Lior Frenkel
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    “She got the project!” I screamed at my girlfriend. “I knew it!” “Who? What?” My other half had no clue what I’m talking about. “Margot! Our student – the French designer from London. She’s going to create an amazing brand for her client, and she got it in the price she wanted!” My girlfriend wasn’t impressed. Probably since it was 1:00AM and she was trying to sleep. But I was thrilled. I walked out of bed and did my little dance, which luckily is not documented anywhere online. Every person has different motivations that drive them. That makes them wake up in the…
  • All Designers are Liars : How To Market Yourself

    Ran Segall
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    Wait, hold on. Before you come after me for being intentionally provocative with my title, and before you jump to explain that you specifically are not a liar (“not all designers!”), let me explain what I’m talking about. My title is a reference to Seth Godin’s book, All Marketers are Liars. Seth doesn’t mean to say that all marketing people are actually liars; what he says is, one, that marketers are storytellers, and two, that these stories have to be interesting, different and memorable for someone to even listen to them. (Had the book been named All Marketers are Storytellers it…
  • Advice From Great Designers – How To Get Paid

    Lior Frenkel
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:04 am
    This is the bonus part of “Pay Me… Or Else!”. Feel free to grab the full book in PDF/EPUB and subscribe to get more of our awesome lessons Lee Munroe “Ensuring you have the payment schedule is clearly communicated up-front in a contract. What both parties should expect and when. And ensure you’re not leaving it all to the end. Better to get paid at certain milestones along the way, which would include an up-front payment before getting started.” Website // Twitter Dan Matutina “To avoid non-paying clients, it’s best to research about them…
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  • Punnypixels might just be your new favorite Instagram account

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    We don’t know much about them — just that they do it “for the pun of it”. The minds behind Punnypixels have officially stolen our hearts with their witty illustrated puns. The side project of a writer and a designer in the advertising industry, the Punnypixels brand has been surfacing all over the Internet, from Instagram and Tumblr, to Facebook and even Society6! We just can’t deny that their clever graphics are hard not to chuckle at. Below we’ve compiled a list of our favorites — soak ‘em up and get inspired! A photo posted by punnypixels (@punnypixels) on Jun 29, 2015 at…
  • Mood Boards: Why and How To Create Them

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    No matter what mood you are in today, there will always be something that triggered this. It could be the gloomy weather that threatens rain, or the first thing you noticed the moment you opened your eyes. It could be that cheerful bouquet of flowers resting on your end table, waiting to be sniffed. It could even be that smell of freshly brewed coffee lingering in the air, getting you pumped up for a long day ahead of you. This concept of mood setting is something that is highly applicable in the world of design as well. For every design project that you work on, there is also a very specific…
  • Photographers Recreate Iconic Photos Using Instagram

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    So a little while ago, Instagram decided to hold a contest to see if their users could recreate famous photos from over time, using just their phones. After going through the #RecreatedClassic hashtag and hashing through the entrants (see what I did there?), they've found their top three. Now this is usually where I'd post a picture of the winner, but let's talk about that for a minute. The original photo was the cover of Rolling Stone back in 1981, and it featured a naked John Lennon climbing up a fully dressed Yoko Ono. You can see the photo here, but be warned, there's a bit of man butt in…
  • Designer Problems Comic #1: Stranded With Your Art Director

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, we're thrilled to announce that we're kicking off a brand web new comic called Designer Problems. The name says it all, we'll be poking fun at the all the best and worst parts of being a designer. Here's our first issue, we hope you enjoy it! Leave a comment below and let us know what you think. Stranded with your art director...  
  • 10 Free Educational Videos For Designers

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Did you know that we regularly upload great free content to our YouTube channel? You'll learn everything from how to shrink down your Photoshop files to which fonts work best for dyslexic users. Here are ten of our favorites for you to watch and enjoy. Be sure to subscribe to see more awesome video content in the future. 7 Easy Tricks To Reduce Photoshop File Size How To Design a Brand Identity What Are The Best Fonts For Dyslexic Users? 8 Ways to Get More Attention to Your Design Work How to Become a Thought Leader In Your Industry 7 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Design Clients Are…
 
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  • A Float House for an Architect

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    Pitsou Kedem: A House for an architect – Photos by Amit Geron. Styling by Eti Buskila. Courtesy of Pitsou Kedem. Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem designed his own family home in Ramat HaSharon around childhood memories of his wife’s kibbutz. The project combines raw materials with contemporary details to blend with the Modernist neighbourhood. RELATED STORIES: Read more about Israel architecture and design on ArchiPanic. From upcoming talents, exhibitions and stunning projects to the pavilion by David Knafo at Milan Expo 2015. Pitsou Kedem says to ArchiPanic: “The…
  • "Products and buildings are the same says Heatherwick", as designers turn to architecture

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Designing a building is "exactly the same" as designing a Christmas card according to designer Thomas Heatherwick, amid signs that designers are encroaching on architects' territory. "Whether something is a Christmas card or a masterplan for a site that's eight miles long, we've found it's exactly the same process that you're going through," said Heatherwick, whose first major building, the Learning Hub at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (main image), opened earlier this year. Christmas card designed by Thomas Heatherwick[5][4] "The passion is solving problems,"…
  • Revealed replacement for London's Pinnacle skyscraper

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    These official images show the skyscraper planned to replace the part-built Pinnacle and become the tallest building in the City of London. The 278-metre-tall office building at 22 Bishopsgate looks largely the same as in early visualisations of the design by London-based PLP Architecture, which were leaked in February 2015. At 62 storeys, the glass-clad building is one floor and ten metres shorter than the previous proposal for the site – the KPF-designed tower named the Pinnacle after its helter-skelter-shaped crown. "The brief from the city was for a quieter, simpler, more…
  • Horizons 2015:wooden plane crash and dandelion field installations

    1 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Pappus Lactés by Alice and David Bertizzolo Now in its ninth year, the Horizons arts and nature festival in central France takes place each summer when a variety of large-scale artworks are created across the landscape. Hundreds of designers from a variety of backgrounds submitted proposals for the event, with a selection committee then narrowing it down to 10 winners – also including a floating cabin on the Gayme lake and a blue castle at the top of a volcanic outcrop. Pappus Lactés by Alice and David Bertizzolo Aiming to showcase the "ties between nature and art", the…
  • Paris approves the Triangle Tower

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    All images courtesy of Tour Traingle / Herzog & De Meuron The first skyscraper in Paris for nearly 40 years is set to be built, after the city finally approved Herzog & De Meuron’s much-discussed ‘Triangle Tower’. Original plans for the project were unveiled in 2008, and had proved controversial with politicians and citizens alike. Coinciding with the announcement, further images of the scheme have been revealed – under its new name of ‘Triangle 2’. The tower will become the third tallest structure in the French capital Standing at a height of 180…
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    Fluid UI

  • Everything you need to design Windows 8 apps

    Eileen Coyle
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    Window’s Official Design Guidelines Learn how to design Universal Windows Platform apps Microsoft designing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps Windows user interface principles Tile guidelines for Windows Phone Step by step guides Fundamentals of great design in Windows store apps Windows 8 design handbook Windows 8 design guidelines explained What you should know about designing for Windows 8 A brief guide to flat design Windows Phone 8 icon size guide Windows 8 tile size guide Inspiration Windows Phone apps for 2015 10 Windows Phone apps to inspire your design Behance Windows Phone app…
  • Who are the GirlsWhoCode?

    Eileen Coyle
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    We recently had the privilege of speaking to Lily Gulik, founder of GirlsWhoCode club DePaul #921. The Chicago based club was started on Feb 26 2015 and has students from 4th grade upwards. They have been using Fluid UI for their projects and were kind enough to tell us more about what they do and how they do it. What is GirlsWhoCode? GirlsWhoCode is a national non-profit organization. GWC programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Why did you get involved with GirlsWhoCode? I personally have a computer science degree on…
  • New changes for designers revealed in iOS 9

    Eileen Coyle
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    Apple introduced their newest OS at WWDC 2015 in San Francisco and gave designers and developers just enough bait to get them excited and preparing for the actual release, rumoured to be heading our way in Autumn 2015. This newest release is focused on bringing an improved user experience more so than lots of new features. Engineers have been busy fixing bugs, maintaining stability and boosting performance in the new system. Although many rumours and predictions suggested that we should expect mostly technical updates, there will also be new functionality for those hoping to design apps for…
  • Everything you need to design iOS 8 apps

    Eileen Coyle
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    In this post you'll get all the building blocks you need to design great iOS 8 apps. Apple's official iOS 8 WWDC 2014 presentation Guidelines The official Apple iOS Human Interface Guidelines iPhone design 101 in depth tutorial A better way to design for Retina in Photoshop Wireframing for iOS app interfaces in Photoshop A starter guide to designing for iOS from taybenlor.com Unofficial design guidelines by Ivo Mynttinen Design Design cheat sheet for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus Inspiration Inspire yourself on pinterest: board 1, board 2, board 3, board 4, board 5, board 6 Start thinking like an…
  • The 7 people who love when you prototype

    Dave Kearney
    26 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Your Boss Loves to understand the deliverable and be able to decide on changes before investing time in expensive coding. Makes sure he knows what he is getting early on. Gets to see something working early on. Gets to sign off on a product he is happy with with far less investment up front. Your User Can try out and give feedback on whether the solution will fix his/her problem. Gains confidence in the product that is being built and becomes invested in its success. Understands the system as it's being developed, reducing the need for training. Gets a better product when all is complete.
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  • Top 25 Cities Looking for Agencies

    Nichole Wolf
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    The article Top 25 Cities Looking for Agencies appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. Each quarter, Agency Spotter releases a list of the top 25 cities around the world that are looking for agencies. From digital agencies to user experience design firms, we’ve been seeing 10,000 and 25,000 marketers diving into our platform every month. The US is still by far the primary country people are searching from, with the UK and Canada following. That said, there is significant growth with marketers searching from over 100 countries. There has been a distinct trend of marketers searching from…
  • Agency Insights: Top 25 Agency Services

    Brian Regienczuk
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The article Agency Insights: Top 25 Agency Services appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. More than $1 trillion is spent by brands across the marketing industry each year, here are the 25 most popular services being searched for the first half of 2015. This report includes trending indicators comparing 2015 stats against our Fall 2014 agency services report, and we saw a lot of changes in what was searched between the two periods. Top 25 Agency Services for First Half of 2015 Advertising Web (+2) Digital Strategy Branding (-2) Marketing Strategy (+1) Mobile (+6) Direct Marketing (+1)…
  • Spotted: Top 10 Tweets in Marketing This Week

    Nichole Wolf
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    The article Spotted: Top 10 Tweets in Marketing This Week appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. These 140 character marketing messages pack a serious punch. Check out our top 10 tweets of the week. Looking for a little marketing inspiration? These top tweets from this week highlight the latest and greatest in the marketing, tech, and digital world. The Latest in Social Media Instagram’s latest feature makes it easier for you to get an inside look at events all over the world, while also taking a direct hit at Twitter. Instagram takes on Twitter with an updated photo feed…
  • 7 Top Digital Agencies from the 2015 MITX Awards

    Daniel Kim
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    The article 7 Top Digital Agencies from the 2015 MITX Awards appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. We are featuring seven of the top digital agencies from the 19th Annual Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) Awards. Held every year around the New England area, the MITX awards highlights the most innovative tech, creative and digital marketing work in the region. With many great brands and agencies taking home awards at last month’s ceremony in Boston, we decided to shine the spotlight on the top digital agencies and projects that caught our eye. To learn more…
  • Spotted: Getting Involved in Events & Conferences

    Nichole Wolf
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The article Spotted: Getting Involved in Events & Conferences appeared first on Agency Spotter Blog. This week, the Spotted team attended a user experience workshop hosted by the Atlanta chapter of IxDA. The workshop presenter, Angie Terrell, is a UI/UX designer at Big Nerd Ranch in Atlanta. Her work includes projects with clients such as Chick-fil-A, Martha Stewart, and IHG. Her talk focused on how animation is becoming a fundamental piece of interactive design, with an emphasis on optimizing design for mobile. Looking to attend an inspiring event with other industry professionals in…
 
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    Zbrush Tuts

  • 3D Portrait of Pamela Spriggs

    john
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:25 pm
    3D Portrait of Pamela Spriggs Ian Spriggs made a portriat of his mother. According to him it was the most challenging task he did, the scarf was time consuming to model and he found matching the likeness in her hands was difficult. It was created in Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, Photoshop and rendered with Vray, Hair was done with nhair with the vray hair material. Website: wwww.ianspriggs.com        
  • 3D Modeling – I Am Legend – Moviefest challenge by Hossein Diba

    john
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    3D Modeling – I Am Legend – Moviefest challenge by Hossein Diba Will Smith _ I Am Legend _ Moviefest challenge. This is Hosein’s entry for the moviefest challenge (2013)                                                  
  • Real-time Riddick 3D model by Hossein Diba – Zbrush and Marmoset Toolbag 2

    john
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:20 am
    Real-time Riddick 3D model by Hossein Diba – Zbrush and Marmoset Toolbag 2 Real-time Riddick model done for Fallout New Vegas mod Game-res model Hossein did for a Fallout: New Vegas mod in February 2015. Hossien Diba is a CG character artist (Sculpting\Texturing\Shading&lighting). Watch the awesome Riddick Real Time 3d Model.                                                
  • 3D Art by cheng xing

    john
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:54 am
    3D Art by cheng xing cheng xing is a 3D Character Artist from fujian, China. Watch some of his Amazing 3D Art.   website: http://blog.sina.com.cn/xingcheng0507                            
  • Stefan Mayr Demo Reel 2013

    john
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:21 am
    Stefan Mayr Demo Reel including his Bachelor thesis, professional and personal work.
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