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  • Disruptive and Incremental Innovation go Hand in Hand.

    Design Sojourn
    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you disrupt and can’t sustain, you don’t win. – Gary Pisano Gary Pisano, in his article: In Defense of Routine Innovation, argues that the world is so caught up with disruptive innovation that we forget that most of the profit from innovation “does not come from the initial disruption; it comes from the stream of routine, or sustaining, innovations that accumulate for years (sometimes decades) afterward.” Great article and I totally agree. However I would like to highlight something that is implied with this article but not overtly stated. Disruptive innovation is…
  • Luthia – A Fresh Take on Branding Typography with Plenty of White Space

    Serifs & Sans
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Luthia is a Buenos Aires based firm. It sells handmade, detailed and artisanal backpacks and totes. Through a simple yet elegant design we tried to communicate the brand attributes of simplicity, happiness and quality. We achieved this through a minimal and tactile aesthetic; white & grey palette, porous & pure white paper and embossing. It is a minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing brand. -Empatia Empatia is a small firm and proud of it. They work with great brands and their designs are always minimal and focused on clean typography. Their process is well-defined – it’s…
  • Infographic: How To Influence & Persuade

    TAXI Daily News
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    UK-based virtual phone service Everreach has published an infographic that explains how companies can impact their customers and get them to say "yes." This infographic is based on a book titled ‘Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion’ by Dr. Robert Cialdini. Discover how to influence your current and potential customers and what are some of the things you can do to make them say yes. Click to view entire infographic Click to view entire infographic [via Entrepreneur]
  • "R!OT x Alphabet Zoo" by Loka Co

    Scene Feed
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:31 pm
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  • Glissando piano keys watch

    Top Creative Works
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Glissando is inspired by piano keys, 60 dial scales are similar to piano keys, you can easy know which is hour hand, minute hand and second hand. Designed by Han Huynh. You Might Also LikeOra Unica watchMoon Phases watchSpli-T-ime watchTourbillon black holeZoomin watch concept
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  • Presentation Design 101

    Scott Schwertly
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Great presentation design is all about simplicity: long gone are the days of layered, pixelated clip art and fourteen columns of bullet points. Instead, it’s about rewarding your audience with visual harmony and minimalism. Looking to update your presentation design from the 90’s? Here are a few tips: 1One Idea Content is the backbone of your slides, but that doesn’t mean it needs to carry the design weight. Keep things simple by only using one main idea per slide, preferably expressed in 6-10 words. Not convinced? Consider that the average person only reads 20% of the text on a regular…
  • 4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design

    Poppie Pack
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you tire of using illustrative patterns as backgrounds in your designs, but not sure where to start with using an image instead? With the array of photographs available, combined with fantastic filters - the versatility that the image offers is quickly making it the competing gladiator to vector backgrounds of yesteryear! Here we show you some of the awesome ways you can use images as a background in your design. How to apply effective techniques to images to create backgrounds Design is about stretching your creative wings, so keep them moving by applying filters and original…
  • Featured Blogger: Interview with Kevan Lee of Buffer

    Peg Fitzpatrick
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Kevan Lee is one of the remarkable bloggers at the Buffer blog that we love to follow. He writes comprehensive articles on a wide variety of topics that keep the Buffer readers coming back for more. We thought we’d interview him and find out how he does it! 1Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do. I have the privilege of creating awesome content for my favorite social media tool, Buffer! I write three to five articles per week for our social media blog and for our culture/productivity blog, I manage our email marketing, and I share updates to our social media accounts. 2How did…
  • Supercharge your Visual Marketing with Instagram – Part 1

    Salman Aslam
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Is Instagram part of your visual-content marketing strategy? It should be, because 2014 is named as the “Year of Visual Content” and not only is Instagram a visual social platform, it also provides the tools and capacity for brands to create visual content for storytelling. Instagram is a close-knit community which is growing rapidly and has crossed 200 million users, with 70% of the users who log in daily, which provides a huge user base for marketers to reach and connect with. In a study by Forrester Research on how users interact with brand’s social-media posts, it…
  • Font Pairing Like a Pro – Part Two

    Poppie Pack
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Have you been playing with your font pairings and want to know which ones make harmonious duos? Ensuring your typefaces complement each other is a vital part of design. In a follow-up post to our most popular Canva post ‘Font Pairing like a Pro,’ we give you some more creative and super effective font pairings to use in your designs. To ensure you are familiar with the words used in this guide, we have included a new glossary with some feature terms from within this post. 1 Cool and Cute Yellowtail, Roboto Condensed Regular + Bold Yellowtail eludes a playful energy, a…
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  • Block party: a new book explores Tokyo's unique family homes

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Absurdity - that's how world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma describes the determination of Tokyo families to own a patch of land, no matter how small, in the world's most populated city. But it's an absurdity that results in architectural outliers: tiny yet unique family homes. Kuma's musings appear in French photographer Jérémie Souteyrat's 144-page study of Tokyo's urban landscape, titled Tokyo no Ie (Tokyo Houses). The Japanese master's houses are presented alongside those by Pritzker Prize winners Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima; small-home champions…
  • Class action: the fashion brands training tomorrow's artisans

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Traditional fashion schools are in the business of producing the runway stars of tomorrow. Top-ranking education centres such as Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London, Parsons The New School for Design in New York and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp have had considerable success in forming famous fashion designers, include Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Christopher Kane and Raf Simons. When they aren't churning out the next generation of headline fashion names, these institutions are busy schooling future design teams, who toil anonymously behind the scenes, not to mention the…
  • Concrete House: a monolithic lakeside home by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk in Norway

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    On the banks of Mjøsa lake in Norway, about 100 km north of Oslo in the village of Stange, sits a large monolithic house made from concrete and glass; the work of Oslo-based architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk and his team. At first glance, the array of differently-sized windows cut out of the building's facade might look haphazard, but each one is strategically placed. Eschewing the convention for large glass elevations, Holmebakk has created smaller openings in the concrete mass that each frame a specific view. As well as offering vistas across the lake towards Hamar and Domkirkeodden, the…
  • Supercreative Glasgow: gifted graduates on how the city inspired them

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
  • Studioilse takes up residence in Copenhagen gallery The Apartment

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    London-based practice Studioilse has moved into Copenhagen design gallery The Apartment, taking up a two-month residency in the 18th century dwelling. Run by Tina Seidenfaden Busck, who previously spent a decade at Sotheby’s, the gallery is designed to evoke a private residence with all of its furniture, lighting, textiles and artwork available for purchase. ‘We always had the intention of bringing The Apartment to life as a home, not a gallery,’ explains Studioilse founder Ilse Crawford. To wit, she has filled the space with elements borrowed from her studio, Busck’s…
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  • Galaxy Bed Sheets
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Eye-catching bed sheets designed by Jail Betray feature beautiful photos of stars, galaxies, nebulas, planets, and moons. Galaxy bedding created for the fans of space, cosmos, and astronomy. High resolution images are digitally printed on satin bed sheets. Also check out: Astronaut Bed Sheets and Solar System Watch
  • Illuminated Paddleboard
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Innovative surfboards with LED lights allow people to safely paddle at night. Illuminated NightSUP paddleboards equipped with LED lighting make you visible after dark and help you enjoy the beauty of the ocean. Also check out: Laser Bike Lane and Bicycle Wheel Lights
  • Real Life Barbie and Ken
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Unique photo series by Canadian photographer and retoucher Hayden Wood features models styled to look like Barbie and Ken dolls. Human beings transformed with makeup and photoshop into plastic dolls. Real Life Barbie Real Life Ken Also check out: Realistic Barbie and Creative Barbie Jewelry
  • TARDIS Bathroom
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Creative outdoor bathroom designed to look like TARDIS police box / time machine from the Doctor Who science fiction television show. TARDIS bathroom is equipped with a toilet, mirror, and a sink. It can also turn into a spacecraft at any moment. Located at the Warmley Waiting Room cafe / tea garden in England. Also check out: Glass [...]
  • Paper Clip Sculptures
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Italian artist Pietro D’Angelo makes creative sculptures out of paper clips. Thousands of interconnected paper clips form the shapes of humans and animals. Boring office supplies transformed into original works of art. Also check out: Paper Clip Handbag and City Made of Staples
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  • The iWatch Effect

    Radhika Seth
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    What is the iWatch all about? It’s a little about being a wearable device, time teller, sci-fi and magic. Perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves here, but since we are into the home stretch and the iPhone 6 will be soon announced. It’s only fitting that we feature this beauty envisioned by Benjamin Schuster. Designer: Benjamin Schuster - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (The iWatch Effect was originally posted on Yanko Design) Related…
  • Choking Over A Drain

    Radhika Seth
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    We are all guilty of choking the kitchen sink with food debris and not matter how diligent we get, the damn thing ends up clogging the sink. A plumber’s delight and our nightmare, the only thing we can do is to adopt preventive measures. We can use innovations like the Water Pass – a double drain cap that allows you to keep the sink unclogged and drains the water at the same time. Do want! Designer: Seun Gho Choi - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design!
  • The Last Drop Of Shampoo

    Radhika Seth
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    So, how do you get to the very last drop of the shampoo in the bottle? Why, use the Not Waste Any Bottle, which features a special-designed refill and replaces the plastic bottle. You can hang it on the wall and make the bathroom look neater. The design dispenses the shampoo in controlled portions, thus eliminating wastage. Awesome! Designers: Nai-Jung Hsu & Zong-Yi Liu - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (The Last Drop Of Shampoo was originally…
  • Paper Light

    Radhika Seth
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    With the hallmarks of an industrious project, the Muchen Lamp is a creative DIY Lamp that uses wood and cardboard. Both the materials are recyclable and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Keeping this in mind, I think I have suitable place for it on my desk … and I love the red cord, which breaks the monotony of the brown color. Muchen Lamp is a TISDC Award Winner. Design: Hong-sheng Chen - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Paper Light was originally…
  • Ever Gassed a Wheel?

    Radhika Seth
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Ever thought how tiresome it is to roll a gas cylinder? Be it the basic LPG or an oxygen tank, a fully loaded cylinder is heavy and awkward to spin around. The Roll Cylinder features a wheel on the bottom, which makes spinning easy. Designed with a wider bottom and a tapered top, the redesign increases safety and decreases accident rates. And yes, efficient transportation too! Designer: Choi Seungho - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concepts. See what's hot at the CKIE store by Yanko Design! (Ever Gassed a…
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  • Where Do You Fall on the Creativity Spectrum?

    Tanner Christensen
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Creativity Spectrum from Kevan Lee at Buffer We often hear the advice “just start,” but it comes without a clear explanation as to how. Visualizing the gap between mediocre and great work in this way makes it evident that the only way to get on that scale is to overcome the bigger gap between nothing and something. Over at Buffer, Kevan Lee gives us an answer by taking creative author Shirky’s notes to create The Creativity Spectrum.: What holds you back from creating something? For many of us, it’s fear. Fear that something might not be good enough, unique enough or novel…
  • 6 Coffee Alternatives That Are Better for Productivity

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Designed by Claire Jones for the Noun Project Regardless of where you fall on the “is coffee good or bad for you” debate, there will come a workday when you can barely keep your head up at your desk, and coffee is not an option. Maybe you’ve already had two or three cups with no real effect, or maybe you’ve been trying to quit but still haven’t found a good alternative yet. As part of Fast Company‘s “Coffee Week” coverage, Lisa Evans offers a number (6 in all) of other options. Here’s a few of our favorites:  Green Tea: This beverage…
  • Do Elite Colleges Produce Risk-Averse Students?

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Statue of John Harvard aka the “statue of three lies” at Harvard University. Extracurriculars, straight A’s, volunteer work. . . Getting into top-flight colleges demands a ridiculous amount of free time, dedication, and energy, which are exactly the kinds of things that stifle learning. So does that mean that the Ivy Leagues are now producing students who are better at following orders than experimenting? The New Yorker takes on the issue using William Deresiewicz’s book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life as a…
  • The Case Against “Doing What You Love”

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cartoon by Rachel Nabors Web developer Rachel Nabors followed her passion and was a full-time comic book artist. But an unexpected surgery and a lack of health insurance debunked her plans and gave her a new outlook on creative work. Now? She believes that “do what you love” is bad advice. My first love, comics, gives me an edge in this industry. If I’d just gone straight into web development because it seemed like a money-maker, I wouldn’t be half as excited about what I can do or as interesting to others in my field. I and my community are better for the years I spent making…
  • 5-Second DIY: Notebook Index

    Tanner Christensen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Photo by Adam Akhtar of Adam Akhtar of Highfive has a great—albeit surprisingly simple—tip to add visual tags to your notebook or moleskin for organizing your notes. All it takes is your notebook and a pen: The back of your notebook will act like a tag list or index. Every time you create a new entry at the front of the book you’re going to “tag” it [in the back]… Now you’d go back to the first page where the [note] is and on the exact same line as the…label you just wrote you’d make a little mark on the right edge. You’d make…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Boreálica

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Boreálica is a clinic that specializes in Whole Body Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy uses extremelly low temperatures to decrease inflammation, pain and muscle spasms, and increase cellular survival and muscle relaxation. Boreálica uses specialized cryogenic chambers where the patient is placed for a short duration of maximum three minutes. Patients describe the experience as invigorating and helps them with additional problems such as stress, insomnia, rheumatism, joint pain, itching and psoriasis. Our proposal draws inspiration from the most frigidly cold places on Earth, the North and South…
  • The Plague

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    This is a personal project that we did with my good friend Tolga Özbak?r. We wanted to step out of our daily works and create a story in which we can put both of our talents to good use. Thats how the story of The Plague was born. Both of us being passionate about the concepts of retro futurism, comics and science fiction in general we ended up writing a small synopsis for a story. We wanted to make it more than a few simple portraits so we actually treated this like a movie, complete with storyboards and character designs. From start to finish we enjoyed working on it, its always nice to…
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    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
  • Archifest

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In this complete rebrand; the only requirement of the brief was to retain the "Shophouse" silhouette which was adjusted and simplified to show the transformation of Singapore (from Shophouse to city). To further strengthen the logo, the word mark was moved out of the original silhouette and the tagline was shortened to allow for maximum visibility. Additional graphics, special lock-ups and image-masks were developed to further enhance the brand by allowing for greater cohesiveness plus flexibility across all the various materials.
  • Game of Thrones, Season 4 ? VFX breakdown

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Here is our VFX Breakdown for the Season 4 of Game of Thrones.
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  • Top of the World: 9 Incredible POV Climbs & Dizzying Selfies

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Travel & Urban Exploration. ] Your stomach will drop just looking at the stunning photos captured by some of the world’s most daring urban explorers, who scale insanely high towers all the way to the top and take casual selfies like it’s no big deal. Whether illegally base-jumping off One World Trade Center in New York or climbing to the apex of a 2300-foot-tall skyscraper in Shanghai, these daredevils clearly have no fear of heights. Hong Kong Trio Scale Skyscraper, Snack on Bananas If this picture alone gives you a little bit of vertigo, wait until you watch…
  • Typographic Shelter: Most Obvious City Bus Stop in the World

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] If you cannot spot this giant  bus shelter in Baltimore, you may have bigger problems than missing the bus and getting to work on time. Standing 14 feet high, the signage-plus-bus-stop spells out B-U-S in big capital letters, providing spaces to sit (on all three characters) as well as overhead protection from the rain (in the B and S). Each letter is also seven feet wide. Created by mmmm, “BUS is a place to enjoy, interact, and meet while waiting for the bus. It is a leisure space in the middle of the rhythm of the city, a fun…
  • Boom To Bust: 10 Abandoned Fireworks Stores & Stands

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Fireworks sales are “fly by night” on several levels, and when boom turns to bust the colors fade faster than the aftermath of a bombshell in a moon-washed sky. Take the outstanding image above of an abandoned fireworks stand outside Savannah, Georgia. Flickr user Mike Garde employs HDR to tease every last photon out of the corrugated sheet metal shack helpfully painted in explosive yellow and red by its builders. By the way, is “Cheap Fireworks” really the way to go when purchasing explosive materials intended to entertain…
  • Interior Land Art: Riverbed Really Runs Through this Museum

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Art rarely gets as gritty and real as this, particularly in a gallery, with rocks, earth and water running through simple doors, between white-walled rooms and under uniform interior lighting. Olafur Eliasson, a Danish and Icelandic artist, created Riverbed as one of a series of installations for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, challenging visitors to experience both museums and landscapes in new ways. Meanwhile, the spaces become both intimate and perhaps uncomfortable as the earthwork slopes upward into…
  • Project Wing: Google Testing Drone Delivery Service

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Google sees Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service and raises it with the enhanced aesthetics of its own Project Wing, a series of autonomous aerial vehicles currently being tested. In development for the past two years and a secret until this week, Project Wing was initially conceived as a way to deliver emergency aid like defibrillator kits to people in remote places or disaster areas. Now that the prototype vehicles have been tested (in Australia, which is far more lax about the use of drones than the United States,) it seems…
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  • Simplified Faucet Washes its Own Handle Every Time it’s Used

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When you use traditional faucets, you typically end up touching the handles with dirty hands, and then touching them again with wet hands to turn them off. And usually, this means either wiping the handles down or leaving water on them, which can ruin the finish of some fixtures. Designer Sarang Sheth came up with an elegant solution that doesn't involve the irritating fussiness of no-touch faucets. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Futuristic Fixture: Chrome Faucet Head & Handle Design Hot or Cold? Faucet Head Glows to Show as Water Flows…
  • Home’s Shape is Distorted and Augmented by Its Own Shadow

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you watch the shadows thrown by a house on a sunny day, you might notice that they tend to form an almost entirely separate (imaginary) structure. Architectural artist Michael Jantzen created a public art project that forever freezes the shadows of a structure into their own dark volume. "The Shadow House, Friday March 13th 8:35 am 2014" is a house-shaped object with a permanently attached shadow. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadow Cubes: 3D Art of Augmented Reality Architecture Silhouette Seats: Eye-Tricking Shadow Chairs Defy Gravity…
  • Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A long and narrow series of gabled volumes mimic the boathouse architectural typology commonly seen on the Stockholm archipelago in this modern residence by Swedish firm Tham & Videgârd Arkitekter. The striking line of five triangular roofs recall this shape yet subvert it by choosing hard, cold concrete as a main material rather than the lightness of the vernacular wood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wholly Concrete Home! Foundation, Floor & Much More Camouflaged Concrete: Hill House Blends Into Landscape Concrete Ribbon Home Sits…
  • Stick Insects: Create Your Own Furniture with Basic Components

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Have you ever fancied yourself a furniture designer, but lack the skills required to actually make anything? Many of us have found ourselves wishing we could custom-create the perfect item of furniture or lamp for a particular task that fits perfectly into a certain space or is just the right size and height. Polish designer Jan Godlewski offers a solution in the form of 'Stick Insects,' a set of modular elements that can be used to construct furniture of all sorts. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Modular Furniture: Create Your Own Custom…
  • Work Sofa: Transforming Multi-Purpose Office Furniture

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    A series of rectilinear components come together to create anything from an unusual-looking desk to a cozy corner sofa or a combination of the two. The Work Sofa by Dutch design studio Prooff gives office workers the freedom to change their furniture around to suit their task, whether they're making a private phone call or collaborating on a project with co-workers. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: The Endless Couch: A Modular Transforming Sofa Connected Sofa is the Perfect Space to Work From Home Convertible Bed Couch: Sweet Transforming Sofa…
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    Six Revisions

  • Web Design Isn’t Just About Artistry

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

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

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

    Jacob Gube
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    At our startup, Typeform, we have just shifted our entire web/UI design process from Photoshop and Fireworks over to Sketch. Based on our collective first-hand experiences, we’d like to discuss some of the app’s features that help us get our design work done more efficiently. It gets CSS At our company, we mainly use visual design software for web/UI design. This means that we almost always need to be able to convert a static design prototype to HTML and CSS. With Sketch, we’ve found this process to be incredibly easy. The developers of Sketch created the app with CSS in…
  • How to Make Sure You’re Not Using a Shady WordPress Theme

    Jacob Gube
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I can still remember how excited I was back in 2008 when I first discovered WordPress (late-adopter, I know). What was particularly impressive for me was that I could change the designs of my WordPress sites with minimal effort. And so the hunt for the perfect theme began! As far as I can recall, there weren’t that many paid/premium themes back then. And, to be honest, I wasn’t even taking the possibility of paying for a theme into consideration (since money was a bit tight) so I was kind of stuck with free themes by default. All was well for a while. My test sites and personal…
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    Better Living Through Design

  • Friday Links

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Xenia Moseley’s ladder from the Wish List project The Prepster, the Luxury 3 Day Survival Bag (via Tish’s Place) How to eat sushi Katsutoshi Sasaki’s Imai house is just three metres wide Skateboard Swing (DIY?) Yikes. This video shows the lung capacity of smokers vs nonsmokers   Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
  • B-Desk

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    In the spirit of those back-to-school vibes fluttering around, let’s take a look at a petite desk from Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection. A solid oak frame and surface lends warmth to the workspace while lacquered stainless steel sides creates a sense of privacy and keeps tabletop clutter corralled. Measuring in at almost 40″ wide and just less than 18″ deep, the B-Desk could easily fit into a small bedroom or a larger living space. Designed by Peter Hertel and Sebastian Klarhoefer for Universo Positivo by Ethnicraft. Materials: Soild Oak, Powder Coated Steel…
  • Party Hat

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Come on, now, remember when party hats were standard birthday party fair? Why let kids have such special ceremonial attire when we adults deserve just as much (if not more) for certain events? LA designer OTAAT creates these leather Party Hats just for those festive times, whether it be a birthday or other significant life event. Keep one in the office or at home to use again and again, and make sure certain things are celebrated appropriately. Single exterior piece of cowhide leather with interior ‘headband’ and grosgrain ribbon ties. Manufacturer: Otaat Material: Leather 6.75″…
  • Pencil Tray Large

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo Collection is full of interesting items, and you’ll no doubt see several of them featured over the next few days. This large Pencil Tray has the same mix of solid oak and lacquered stainless steel as the B-Desk and offers organization for pens, pencils, and other small desk accessories. There’s a Pencil Holder as well, shown below, with the same color options of Salmon Red, Yellow, White, or Agate Grey. Designed for Universo Positivo by Ethnicraft. Made in Belgium. Materials: Soild Oak, Powder Coated Steel Dimensions: 11.81″ W x…
  • Magno Tube Lamp

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    With some magnet trickery, you can change the angle of this copper-colored Magno Tube Lamp to suit your needs. Such flexibility is possible thanks to the separate parts of concrete base, tube, and cord. Let the light hang, pull the cord taut, whichever way you change it up it’ll be more versatile than any regular ol’ table lamp. Neat! Designed by Doreen Westphal. Handmade in The Netherlands. Height: 65 cm Power: 220 Volts Plug: “Europlug” Type C
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  • Midual Type 1 Motorcycle

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    It's not every day you get a chance to own the very first model of a new motorcycle, but that's exactly what you'll find in the Midual Type 1 Motorcycle....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Casio EX-FR10 Split Camera

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Through all the changes that the photography industry has seen over the years, one thing has remained constant: you typically frame and shoot the photo while actually holding the camera....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Bushcraft 101

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    All the survival gear in the world isn't going to help you if you don't know how to use it. Penned by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101: A Field...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • Mack Weldon Undershirt (Sponsored)

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    With summer in the rear view mirror, it's time to get back to business. To help ease your transition, Mack Weldon restocked their insanely comfortable underwear in new Fall colors....Visit Uncrate for the full post.
  • BeerBug

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Keep tabs on your home brew operation even if you're not at home with the BeerBug. This WiFi-enabled sensor monitors the specific gravity, temperature, and alcohol content of your hooch,...Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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  • Kikkerland Wine Bottle Thermometer

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Wine experts say to serve Chardonnay at 50ºF. Meanwhile, wine drinkers say, "How the hell do I know what temperature this bottle of wine is?" The Kikkerland Wine Bottle Thermometer...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Bees Knees Sheer Lip Lube Pencil

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    This Lip Lube Pencil ($18) appeals to us on so many levels: the color is perfect to wear alone or layer over lipstick, the formula keeps lips hydrated for hours,...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • PowerUp 2.0 Electric Paper Airplane

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Paper airplanes just went high tech. With some help from the PowerUp 2.0 Electric Paper Airplane ($17), your creations will, for once, soar further than 10 feet before nosediving to...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Walk By Scrabble Board

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Your busy family barely has time to sit down to have a meal together, so the idea of family game night - as nice as it sounds - is pretty...Visit Outblush for the full post.
  • Wedding Arms Print

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    With the spring and summer behind us, you thought that wedding season would be winding down by now, but no such luck. Fall is full of couples taking advantage of...Visit Outblush for the full post.
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  • Design*Sponge 10th Anniversary

    Grace Bonney
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    10 years ago today, I was working on the ground floor of my boss’ home office in Brooklyn about to hit “publish” on a blog that I had no idea anyone else would ever read. I picked a name, wrote about some of my favorite things (an Eames chair and vase by the Bouroullec brothers) and took my first, and only, selfie to set up my user account on Blogspot. People always say that if they knew what something would turn into before they started it, they would have done things differently. But I can honestly say that after a decade of running Design*Sponge, I wouldn’t change a…
  • Delicious Non-Alcoholic Drinks

    Grace Bonney
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Earlier this year I decided to stop drinking. I was never much of a drinker in the first place, but after seeing an allergist I realized that all the things I felt when I drank even the tiniest bit of something alcoholic were signs of an alcohol intolerance. Nothing was severe enough to send me to the emergency room, but every time I had the occasional beer, my nose would immediately stuff up, my throat would start itching and my skin would get flushed so much that I felt like something was wrong with me. It turns out there was something wrong and that, shockingly, this wasn’t something…
  • Fire Up The Grill: Our Favorite Grilling Recipes

    Grace Bonney
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you live in a city and don’t have access to a backyard like a lot of us, you probably share my love of being able to cook (or just eat) near an actual grill. It’s illegal for us to put a tiny grill on our fire escape, so I relish any chance to visit our families outside of Brooklyn who have room for outdoor cooking. Julia and I are spending time with my family in Virginia this week to celebrate my mom’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Mom!), so we’re preparing a special all-grilled menu for her party. In honor of cooking outside and making something under the stars, I…
  • 15 Inspiring Kitchen Transformations

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you say? Ohhhh. Custom cabinetry? Shut up right now. Marble countertops? Let me just run my hands across them—that’s not creepy, right? If a fancy-shmancy new kitchen does it for you like it does for me, you’re quite in…
  • 23 Brilliant Ideas & Projects For Your Home Office

    Maxwell Tielman
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but even though my school days are long over, the onset of September still gets the butterflies in my stomach going and I suddenly feel the urge to buy pencils, notebooks and fresh new planners. This yearly stirring presents a great opportunity to turn over a new leaf at home, too—a second January, if you will. September usually finds me clearing out desk drawers, reorganizing my filing cabinets, and sprucing up my at-home workspace. If you get in a similar mode when the fall mood sets in, we’ve got some snazzy, handy-dandy tips, ideas and projects to get…
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    Design Sojourn

  • Using Design to Build a Great Brand

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    Robert Brunner (the man more commonly known as the person who hired Jonathan Ives) has achieved something that I always hope to achieve with the clients I work with. He has helped a fledging company build an awesome brand and thrive in a competitive market thought the use of great design. Not only that, the brand has since been acquired (with much buzz) by Apple for a mind numbing $3 billion dollars. That company is non-other than the headphones brand Beats by Dr Dre. Amazed? I was. Now check out the video where he shares insights on how he did it. Robert Brunner: What All Great Design…
  • Designing for the New Economy

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Wouter Scheublin, in cooperation with the Dutch research institute TNO, designed this wonderfully minimal pull back car made through 3D printing. Wouter leveraged on some of the strengths and advantages of the 3D printing process, in this case laser sintering, to design the car and the pull back mechanism all in one go, Every part, including the gears, axles, wheels and pull back spring all come out from the printer as a complete assembly. The only assembly required is the 4 rubber bands tires and perhaps packaging. I applaud Wouter’s amazing experimentation and sublime Industrial…
  • Disruptive and Incremental Innovation go Hand in Hand.

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you disrupt and can’t sustain, you don’t win. – Gary Pisano Gary Pisano, in his article: In Defense of Routine Innovation, argues that the world is so caught up with disruptive innovation that we forget that most of the profit from innovation “does not come from the initial disruption; it comes from the stream of routine, or sustaining, innovations that accumulate for years (sometimes decades) afterward.” Great article and I totally agree. However I would like to highlight something that is implied with this article but not overtly stated. Disruptive innovation is…
  • Is Good Design Making us Stupid?

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    27 May 2014 | 8:50 am
    Jeremy Keith writes: Convenience. Ease of use. Seamlessness. On the face of it, these all seem like desirable traits in digital and physical products alike. But they come at a price. When we design, we try to do the work so that the user doesn’t have to. We do the thinking so the user doesn’t have to. Don’t make the user think. But taken too far, that mindset becomes dangerous. Marshall McLuhan said that every extension is also an amputution. As we augment the abilities of people to accomplish their tasks, we should be careful not to needlessly curtail what they can do: Here we are, a…
  • Next to the Skin Technology Showcase: The Process

    Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
    16 May 2014 | 4:18 am
    As you may know from our last post, we worked with ETPL (the technology transfer arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore) to develop 10 wearable prototypes for the Next to the Skin Technology Showcase. What was notable in this program was not just the 10 meaningful wearable solutions, it was also how design was integrated as a strategic activity in the formation of the program, the way it was run, and the value the program offered the business. We kicked off this Design Led Innovation program with a 3-day Design Thinking Boot Camp where teams of investors,…
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  • Wall Street Presents The Top 50 Business Themes: WordPress vs Joomla vs The World

    Julia Starlark
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThe point being, when you put WordPress vs Joomla, it’s the world that is winning. And it’s simple, really. A lot of new templates means a lot of new websites that all look different and feel different and please the eye in various ways. Diversity means new ways of thinking. New ways of thinking means new ways of making the world a better place – and a richer place, too. And the world needs that kind of victories. Desperately. After surviving through a huge financial crisis of 00′s and having embraced the current uncertain, difficult money…
  • Real Life Examples of the X Theme in Action

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Advertise here with BSAIt’s never easy to decide on a specific theme when making a website for one of your clients. So, unless you’ve already heard about this by now, you may be pleased to know that there is no need to seek any further. A certain release has gone viral over the past months. The genesis of Theme X is linked with powerful secrets imparted by the world’s leading specialists in copywriting, SEO, e-mail and video marketing. With X, you get everything you could possibly need for your projects. The live previewer is a great means to accurately assess interventions…
  • How To Design Hover Effects for UI Elements in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Advertise here with BSADesigning in Adobe Photoshop is a different experience compared to building websites right in the browser. It requires an understanding of the various tools, effects, and positioning techniques. One major difference is how you would create interactions such as hover and click events. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you might go about designing interactive states with Photoshop Layer Comps. These behave like document states where you can rearrange elements and save a snapshot of each particular style. I’ve also released my PSD file for free which you can…
  • 20 of the Best Tools and Resources for Web Developers

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Advertise here with BSALooking back 8 years it’s difficult to believe how much the Internet has changed in such a short period of time. Compared to webpages that used to take a good 5 minutes to completely load, today’s 3G reaches lightning speeds. The Internet has spread and developed incredibly fast, managing to attract billions of users over time. You can find anything online these days. You can make your shopping online, pay your bills, order things from overseas and keep in touch with your friends from other continents. If you can think about it, it probably exists on the Internet…
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    Arkitip Intel

  • Selezione di Musica 004: Paco De Lucia “Cepa Andaluza”

    Scott A. Sant'Angelo
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
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    29 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
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  • Williamsburg Sessions

    Chinatown Soccer Club
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    New York (Chinatown Newswire) — The weekly vista for the club’s summertime friendly series versus Remy’s Rovers on the Williamsburg waterfront.
  • Arkitip No. 0060 – Max Fish NYC Event Recap

    Arkitip, Inc.
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Thank you all for making it out to our latest issue release at Max Fish in New York City. Photography by Quindell Willis, event made possible with support from Converse CONS. If in New York, stop by Max Fish for a drink and pick up a copy of the issue at the bar. Max Fish 120 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 USA Google maps link

    Sarah (colette)
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Stefan Marx is an German artist, graphic designer and musician emblematic of the skateboard / street-culture scene.Active since the 90s, he founded the shop Lousy Livin ‘Company, as well as the label / music shop Smallville Records. Exhbition at colette until August 30! #colette #colettebooks #stefanmarx
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  • Open Air Neighborhood: Co-Creating Outdoor Spaces for All

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Open Air Neighborhood (OAN) started off as a collaboration between KaosPilot Theis Reibke and architect Louise Heeboell, back in 2011. At first, the idea was simply to develop "Building Playgrounds" through co-creative processes with the users, as a way to develop the city itself. They applied for and received grants from both the EU and RealDania, and started working on the project. After meeting Ellen O'Gara at a conference in 2012, the project has since been a collaboration between Heeboell and O'Gara. The main focus for OAN has always been on creating a strong connection with the users by…
  • Unusual Storage Design, Part 3: Small Parts Storage with Twist Tubes

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    For small parts storage, I use the cheapie Stack-On containers we covered here. They're useful and inexpensive, but their design also dates back at least several decades. For a more modern-day solution, check out industrial design and manufacturing engineer Jeffrey Bean's Twist Tubes. Bean's background comes with heavy tooling experience, yielding a specialty in "the rapid design and build of plastic injection molds." He's used his skillset to create a series of storage tubes that open from the side, via rotation, and feature both colored and clear polycarbonate in the same package (for…
  • Core77 Photo Gallery: Martino Gamper, 'Design is a State of Mind'

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photography by Brit Leissler for Core77 Designer Martino Gamper guest curated an exhibition presenting a collection of objects from the personal archives of his friends and colleagues at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London. His collection, Design is a State of Mind, features a "landscape of shelving options" aimed at sharing the story of the design objects we interact with and how they impact their users and admirers. The exhibited pieces include finds from the 1930s mixed with modern-day designs. You'll see well-known silhouettes nestled next to one-offs and styles ranging from…
  • Insane $2 Million Naturalistic Feature-Packed Swimming Pool

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Animal Planet calls Anthony Archer-Willis "the best in the world for what he does—designing and delivering the ultimate swimming experience." That's why they gave Archer-Willis, a British landscape architect with a specialization in swimming pool and water garden design, his own show. In "The Poolmaster," he designs dream swimming pools for a handful of lucky clients. While the TV show will reveal Archer-Willis' own creations, in the following video he shows you his appreciation for another pool designer's work. An unnamed family in Utah commissioned this absolutely insane, mammoth…
  • Reading Rambow: Book Posters and More by Seminal Graphic Designer

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The book publishing industry may be shifting tectonically and perhaps irrevocably as we speak, but, as with vinyl, the cover endures as a canonical canvas for graphic design. The follow-worthy Casual Optimist recently brought a series of Gunter Rambow's amazing book-centric posters to our attention. Designed for the S. Fischer Verlag publishing house in the 70's, these graphics exemplify the light touch required to pull off visual self-reference. These book posters tread between clean forms and surrealist art, walking the delicate line of sight gags without crossing into the crap zone.
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    Presentation Zen

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

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

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

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

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

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

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:01 am
    I thought I’d highlight 6 inspirations since I’m online a little this weekend and had a few moments to check up on my favorites blogs and sites to see what’s new. Please click on all of the links that interest you so you can find out more… 1. First, the new plant series on Igor’s blog, Happy Home. Gorgeous photographs and his living room is so pretty too, don’t you think? Igor lives and blogs in Munich, Germany. 2. H&M Life is a really interesting section on their site. It was cool to find some blogger friends there, too. I really like the Follow…
  • 7 Cool Brands For Baby Boys

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    I thought to quickly pop in this weekend to highlight 7 cool brands for baby boys to check out. Most of these shops have things for baby girls too but it seems like stuff for boys can be harder to find, at least cute stuff, so I want to write these posts from time-to-time to highlight brands I love and use. Here’s the first post I wrote with 5 brands for baby boys that was also super cute, so click here to check out that round up too. 1. Baby mocs from Hubble and Duke. I have three pairs for Aidan (tan, mustard and gold) and he wore one out the other day and everyone who saw them…
  • 13 Trendy Decorating Ideas + Bolia: Now Delivering To EU Countries

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Want to see 13 trendy decorating tips for Autumn/Winter 2014? Danish design brand Bolia has gorgeous furnishings and accessories for interiors but there are also some design tips you can pick up from their deliciously inspiring catalogs that I’ll highlight below… And Bolia has some good news! They’ve only been available to those of us living in Denmark, Germany and Sweden until yesterday. Now they’ve launched an English version of their shop online and will deliver to all EU countries. Also until tomorrow August 31st, you can get 25% off many items in their online…
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    The Dieline

  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Ivan Navarro
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before you head out this Labor Day weekend, be sure to check out concepts and student work we wish were real. From a mystery bar of chocolate that reveals itself, to a range of liqueurs based on hallucinogenic flowers, these 10 projects would all be perfect for a Labor Day activity if they were only real. Happy Labor Day! Prescription Beer Concept  Peter Jostrand created a clever way to remind people to take their daily dose of alcohol. “Prescription Beer” is a set of matte white “medication” beer bottles dipped half way in pigment. Each glass, labeled a day…
  • Omnipollo

    Ivan Navarro
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Swedish brewing nomads Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin founded Omnipollo in 2011. Fentie, a homebrewing enthusiast and Grandin, a visual artist and one of the founders of Cheap Monday, take a unique approach to brewing that has seen them ferment the label's success in a short span of time while developing an enthusiastic following among the craft beer community and discerning drinkers alike.  Näcken is a collaborative effort between Omnipollo, Siren Craft Brew and the Swedish homebrew champion Rick Gordon Lindqvist, 2013. In Scandinavian folklore, Näcken, or Strömkarlen, is a male water…
  • Mayr-Melnhof Packaging

    Barbara Zandvliet
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
     Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP), one of the world’s largest folding carton manufacturers and and designers Gerlinde Gruber and Christine Strempel didn't have to look very far for inspiration for its trade show promotional packaging.      The artwork fused about 1700 colorful MMP boxes to produce an attention-getting mural at the Interpack 2014 processing and packaging trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. Client: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Creative Director and Designer: Gerlinde Gruber Designed by: Christine Strempel Country:…
  • The Camden Watch Company

    Barbara Zandvliet
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    AMS Design Studio, a London-based watch and product design studio created vintage packaging re-imagined for The Camden Watch Company.   As a watch brand designed in-and-inspired-by the rich heritage of Camden Town, the packaging had to show the brand's appreciation for dapper, turn-of-the-century men's style while also appealling to the modern man. "It was important that the boxes reflected the watches themselves. They had to represent the heritage of Camden; the Victorian railways, the stables, the canals, but also be modern and fun like the Camden of today." - AMS Design…
  • Hecserli Delicatessen Shop

    Barbara Zandvliet
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Graphasel Design Studio in Hungary produced identity design and packaging for Hecserli Delicatessen Shop, a premium quality sandwich and grocery shop located in the heart of Budapest.   SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) Graphasel used Hecserli's namesake as inspiration for the graphics adorning its stationary, packaging and identity. "Hecserli" is a Hungarian folk-name for rose hips fruit, the red/orange fruit of the rose plant. SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) Technicolor reds spread…
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  • Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Culturegraphy [], developed by "Information Model Maker" Kim Albrecht reveals represent complex relationships of over 100 years of movie references. Movies are shown as unique nodes, while their influences are depicted as directed edges. The color gradients from blue to red that originate in the1980s denote the era of postmodern cinema, the era in which movies tend to adapt and combine references from other movies. Although the visualizations look rather minimalistic at first sight, their interactive features are quite sophisticated and the resulting insights are naturally…
  • A World of Terror: the Impact of Terror in the World

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    A World of Terror [] by Periscopic shows the reach, frequency and impact of about 25 terrorism groups around the world. The visualization exists of 25 smartly organized pixel plots that are displayed as ordered small multiples. Ranging from Al-Qa'ida and the Taliban to less known organizations like Boko Haram, the plots reveal which ones are more deadly, are more recently active, or have been historically more active. In addition, all data can be filtered over time. The data is based on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the most comprehensive and open-source collection of…
  • Metrico: a Puzzle Action Game based on Infographics

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Metrico [], designed by Dutch game design studio Digital Dreams, is a recently released video game for the Playstation Vita. Described as an "atmospheric puzzle action game with a mindset of its own", it's visual style has been completely based on the world of infographics. In essence, the concept of infographics seem to work as a gameplay environment not just because of its pretty aesthetics, but also because of its natural interaction with (visual) data. Consequently, in Metrico, each action is quantified and explicitly shown, such as the number of times an avatar needs to…
  • The Many Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Incidence

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    A Model of Breast Cancer Causation [], designed by 'do good with data' visualization studio Periscopic illustrates many of the factors that can lead to breast cancer and how they may interact with others. The interactive circos graph is meant to demonstrate the complexity of breast cancer causation, in terms of educating the general public as well as possibly stimulating new scientific research in this direction. Users can explore the different influencing factors by domain, predicted correlation strength as well as the quality of the data evidence behind. See also: - Health…
  • How we Sleep (and How we Awake after an Earthquake)

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Since we already know in what angle people put their face when taking a selfie in different cities, we now also know how they sleep differently: Which Cities Get the Most Sleep? [] by interactive graphics editor Stuart A. Thompson of the Wall Street Journal compares the sleeping habits of citizens of different cities. On the topic of sleep, Jawbone also just released an interesting graph revealing how the recent Napa earthquake affected the sleep of local residents []. Indeed, the distance to the epicenter seems to correlate to the number of people who awoke, and the time it…
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  • The nuance of the magazine cover

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    I love to read someone who knows what they're talking about, talking about what they know. And you have only to read the first line of Robert Newman's credits to know you're going to learn something every time you read one of his reviews of contemporary magazine covers. He is currently a creative director and media consultant and formally, the design director of Real Simple, Fortune, Vibe, New York, Details, Reader's Digest, and Entertainment Weekly. (So what does he do in his spare time.) These pieces are well worth your time. An example of one of his cover reviews for the magazine…
  • Meet illustrator Peter Donnelly

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I saw this wonderfully different cover by Peter Donnelly for Organic Gardening magazine and I tracked him down. Here is the cover and some other examples of his work. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... Peter Donnelly's Website... In case you're interested, I buy most of my fonts from A little tip: Look among these listings and you'll find that many of the typeface families include one or two weights or widths for free... Visit the Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Mucca Design: A food-oriented design house

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Food isn't all they do, but Mucca Design does some lovely, food-oriented work—menus, signage, websites, packaging, table elements, and so on. Example 1... Example 2... Example 3... The Mucca Design Website... FYI: Need an E-commerce website? I have used and highly recommend Big Commerce... Follow Chuck on Facebook... Visit the Store  |  Subscribe to the newsletter
  • Best Dish app: Something to eat versus somewhere to eat

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    My son Rob Green, Johnny Hugel, and their firm Mobelux have launched an interesting new app that helps you find something to eat versus somewhere to eat. Best Dish is a perpetual, user-judged competition that allows folks to vote for the best dishes in a particular community/city. So, for example, everyone votes for the best pizza in Richmond, Virginia and those who check-in can look up "Pizza" in "Richmond, Virginia" and easily see the dishes that currently hold the top spots. I like it. Best Dish is fun to use and has none of the complexity of an UrbanSpoon or Yelp (though I like and use…
  • Is "native advertising" a marketing strategy or a grand deception?

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    I'd begin the discussion with a definition of "native advertising" but it seems its definition is one thing everyone is having a difficult time agreeing on. Suffice it to say, the concept has to do with the practice of mixing paid-for content with informational and editorial content. And, to my way of thinking, it's a pivotal issue graphic designers need to know about and understand. Jeff Jarvis of said, "Today, under many ruses and many names -- sponsored content, native advertising, brand voice, thought leadership, content marketing, even brand journalism -- advertisers are…
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  • {Do you know?} Lapicida Reclaimed Stone Flooring

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Between my life long love for the AGA brand, my recent design crush on deVOL kitchens and my lusting after Lapicida reclaimed stone flooring - you might say I’m having a bit of a love affair with English kitchen design. After years living with high gloss, pristine white floors, I am in the mood to embrace a rustic look. The tumbled, chipped, soft and worn edges on these tiles are exactly the look I am after. 
  • {Interior Design} Black Interior Trim

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    I first recall being struck by the idea of light walls and black interior trim when I set my eyes on a Roman and Williams designed condo building (at 211 Elizabeth Street in NYC) a handful of years ago. They designed a ground-up condo building that featured belgian oiled Herringbone Wood floors, white walls and black trim around the baseboards, windows and door frames. Obviously, Roman and Williams were not the first folks to use this look, but they very well might be the ones responsible for making the look relevant in the current design arena. When I think of dark painted trim, I also…
  • “When all is done and perfect, what do you have to dream about?”

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    A New York Times article in the Great Homes and Destinations section recently wrapped up with “When all is done and perfect, what do you have to dream about?” That statement definitely struck a chord with me. Ever since I put the word out on my Facebook page that The Country House is officially on the market, folks have been reaching out in comments and via email saying “You must be so sad to leave it!” I most certainly am not. Creating a comfortable environment is what I love to do – and when it is done – I am ready to try it again, but in a different way. I love…
  • Summer Flowers {On The Move Again!}

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Wow, just wow. This has been the most wonderful Summer for weather! The temps have been maxing out in the high 70s and it’s been getting super chilly at night. We never even put the air conditioner in the master bedroom window. I don’t think we will, as I already spotted trees last week that were starting to turn Autumn colors!We have not had very many house guests this Summer – which is a shame, really. It is not for the lack of invitations going out. It just seems many are busy with new babies, jobs, and commitments in the City. Last Summer we were lucky to have many…
  • {Do You Know?} deVOL kitchens

    Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Pitter-Patter. Pitter-Patter. Pitter-Patter. Be still my beating heart! I adore the simplicity of these Shaker Style kitchen designs. And for those of you that say “Oh, what a drag they are from the UK!” I was so struck by these beauties that I inquired, and I learned these cabinets are also available in the USA – I am waiting to hear back more details on pricing and where I can see/touch them. I’m definitely in DeVol kitchen cabinet LOVE. 
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  • Business Model Canvas ... the end of a long road.

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    I'm currently hitting a road block with the latest memes around business model canvas and it's driving me nuts. First, let me be clear, I find business model canvas an extremely useful tool but it's not the beginning but the end of a long road.Whenever I look at doing something in business, the first thing I do is map out the landscape focusing on the user needs. In figure 1, is an example map (an old early draft) from a section of the security industry.Figure 1 - Security Industry.The next thing I do is look at WHERE we can attack i.e. the various plays open to us. This usually is an…
  • Aspiring for more Fiasco … again

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The Times today screamed one of those eye catching headlines - "Whitehall IT Fiasco" - with a fairly detailed dissection of the HMRC Aspire contract. The relished shout of "failure" was only surpassed by the monumental fallacy of "the solutions". I think it's worth exploring why.Lets start by simply taking the Times and its "experts" views that Aspire is a project that has 'spun out of control' with 'spiralling costs' and is beset by 'previous disasters'. I won't argue whether this is true or not but simply ask the question - why?IT failure is not an unusual story in both the public and…
  • How accurate is a Wardley Map?

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    I was recently asked how accurate the 'Wardley' maps produced of a competitive landscape are? An example map (an early draft for a border control system) is provided in figure 1.Figure 1 - An example map.So how accurate is it? Well, first all maps are simply representations of what actually exists and are hence imperfect. Second, mapping is still in its infancy i.e. we're only just learning about how to map competitive environments, how to deal with bias, how to learn and exploit the landscape. We've had about a decade of practice at tops and there is a long way to go. So whilst the maps…
  • Dungeons and Dragons vs the art of business strategy

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:44 am
    For those who have ever played Dungeons and Dragons then there are some basic practices which become ingrained. These same practices appear in MMORPG such as world of warcraft (WoW). These include ...1) The importance of maps. Before launching your team of elves, halflings and dwarves into the midst of a battle then the first thing you do is scout out the landscape and improve your situational awareness. Understanding the landscape is critical to strategic play, to learning, to using force multipiers and to not getting spanked (beaten soundly by the opponent).2) The importance of capabilities…
  • Cloud, 2016 and onwards ...

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    For me, 2016 will be an interesting year in cloud. This is fundamentally because I'll get to test whether a specific model that I built in 2005 (and wrote a business case on - the Zimki project) has any semblance to reality or not. There were numerous 'forecasts' from the model across multiple industries extending from 2015-2025. Two of these I'll mention because I've talked publicly about both and this is timely for me as I'm working on a piece on predicting the predictable for the LEF,The first 'prediction' was that by 2020, utility computing (in all forms) would exceed $1trillion p.a. and…
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  • Join us at the Kennett Square, PA Mushroom Festival - Sept 6 & 7!

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

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

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

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

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

    Amy Frearson
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Arched windows stretch across the brick walls of this three-pronged house by Belgian architect Dieter De Vos, in a municipality just outside Ghent (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • Snøhetta's revamped Hudøy boathouse offers shelter to summer campers

    Amy Frearson
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Snøhetta has revived an old wooden boathouse on a Norwegian island to create a dormitory for children visiting an annual summer camp (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • "Might be the ugliest bike I've ever seen"

    Anna Winston
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Comments update: four bikes by prolific designer Philippe Starck were unveiled at bicycle trade show Eurobike, sparking one of the more amusing conversations on Dezeen last week. (more...)
  • Tom Dixon to unveil accessories with live "factory" at Maison & Objet

    Katie Treggiden
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    British designer Tom Dixon will launch a home accessories collection including mouth-blown barware and scent diffusers at Paris design show Maison & Objet, which has named him Designer of the Year. (more...)
  • Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

    Natalie Blackburn
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    See the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Aesop, Mariko Mori Studio and design company Deadgood, whose collection includes pentagonal pendant lights (pictured) by British designer David Irwin. This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Studio Fuksas, Buro Ole Scheeren, Studio Toogood and more... (more...)
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  • How to Write a Winning Web Design Proposal

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

    Jacob Cass
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    As you guys know, I only share things that I know will be incredibly valuable to you. Today’s recommendation should have a real impact upon your design and client work. My friends Tom, Matt and Darren at Design Cuts have managed to bring together hundreds of best-selling mockup templates, into one huge bundle, for a limited time 93% discount. This bundle is only available this week, but I just had to share it with you, as I know what a profound impact mockup templates can have upon your design work. Mockup templates are the perfect way to transform your design work into something with far…
  • 35 Common Mistakes Web Designers Make & How To Avoid Them

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    This article has been contributed by Helga Moreno. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior”. - Henry C. Link Even the most experienced professionals make mistakes. We are only human. Below you will find a list of some of the most common mistakes web designers make, as well as some friendly reminders on what makes a website successful. Hopefully with this list, you can avoid the common pitfalls and really up your game as a web designer. Enjoy! Most Frequent Web Design Mistakes Unorganized content layout. Everybody…
  • The Influence of Paul Rand’s Thoughts on Design

    Jacob Cass
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    This article has been contributed by John Clifford. Paul Rand said, “Visual communications of any kind, whether persuasive or informative, from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful.” It’s not only about how it looks, or how it works, but about how it looks and works together. Paul Rand: Thoughts on Design book cover, 1947 The American master of corporate identity, advertising, and editorial design codified his approach and methodology in the classic 1947 book Thoughts on Design. Out of…
  • 6 Key Strategies to Instantly Boost Your Freelance Business

    Jacob Cass
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    This article has been contributed by Kristen Gramigna. Small decisions can mean big consequences. Every product you put out there can affect your brand. So have you given thought to what your work is saying about you? If you aren’t making the most of your business branding as a freelancer, it’s time to change something, because being successful as a freelancer is about more than your work — it’s also about the way you manage it. With that in mind, here are a few key tips to instantly boost your freelance business. 1. Create Real Value Start by asking yourself this question: Why should…
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  • Labor Day Sale!

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
  • You Know Someone Who Is The Bomb?

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Send them this letter press printed card so they know. Bombs have to be careful.
  • New Product! 5 Minute Face, Customizable Portrait Illustration

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Valérydesignwrks is happy to offer a great new product to the world! The ‘5 Minute Face’ a lovingly illustrated and stylized portrait from your photo in black ink on a white card stock. This is an original ink illustration for you, a one off artwork! The process is very simple. First, confirm your order and send a photograph of the person to illustrate. It will take less than one week to create your portrait and then it will be securely sent to you. Enjoy!
  • LOVE is everything

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The fruit of SILENCE is Prayer The fruit of PRAYER is Faith The fruit of FAITH is LOVE The fruit of LOVE is service The fruit of SERVICE is Peach Mother Teresa
  • Yes Yes Yes

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    My latest design ? Yes in gold filled and sterling silver. Love is available, and Hope and Joy is coming soon. Check them out
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  • Digital Illustrations by Dapper-Owl

    Matt Watts
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Dose of creative digital illustrations by talented artist Dapper-Owl. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Alphabet post cards

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Alphabet post cards for an anniversary to »write« wishes on the wall with custom letters. -schoener- Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Black and Wihite Dreams by Tomasz Zaczeniuk

    Matt Watts
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Set of cool photo manipulations by Lodz, Poland – based Tomasz Zaczeniuk. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • 50+ Creative Yet Funny T-Shirt Designs of Glennz

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today I am bringing before you a collection I gathered for you, it contains 50+ creative yet funny t-shirt designs of Glennz. ‘Glennz tees’ is founded in Austin, Texas. There the original designs of the tees and related products are composed that are not seen and not perceived ever before. MORE T-SHIRT DESIGNS Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • 50+ Beautiful Script Lettering Experiments by Christopher Craig

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today I am unfolding before you 50+ beautiful Script lettering experiment by Christopher Craig. You would see how competent the artist is, who very cohesively drew fantastic ‘letters in action’. The smooth look and words are dancing in an abstract manner. More Script Lettering Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?

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

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    If we were to host another Brand Hooligans conference tomorrow, James Hetfield from Metallica would be on our wishlist of speakers. Decades of heading up the world’s most successful metal outfit have gifted him a unique wisdom and outlook on the world. On another note, there is something about how the music industry in the US produces branded content that is rather special. Perhaps it’s because their customers know a thing or two about what they are investing their money into, but there is an honest and degree of authentic storytelling that you just don’t see very often. The…
  • Guide to Good Business

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    What exactly is ‘good business’? Profit? – sure. Making a positive contribution? – probably. Saving the world? – yeah, okay. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book to be used—write in the margins and turn over the corners of the pages. But don’t expect management speak, nor miracles for untold riches. It’s not a book about staging a revolution. It’s a book about doing things well (from how you run the show to the pens you buy).
  • Reebok endorse Tim Noakes with branded bacon

    7 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Reebok have taken Prof Tim Noakes’ message to heart and launched a Reebok branded pack of bacon. The bacon itself is a pure as the driven snow having no sweeteners, monosodium glutamate, nitrates or nitrites. Reebok are a major sponsor of the CrossFit Games, which advocates a LCHF / Paleo lifestyle – the branded bacon product fits into that kind of training regime. As we’ve stated before, Prof Noakes’ LCHF theories are gaining traction and becoming ever more mainstream. As the evidence mounts in favour of dietary plans that consist of less carbohydrate nutrition, it…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Take Workshops

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

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Anyone heard of this new thing called Instagram? Apparently it works on your phone. If you happen to have it why not follow us? We just signed up. User – designiskinky.
  • Yuko Shimizu

    7 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Beautiful illustrations by New York based Japanese artist Yuko Shimizu.
  • Michael Alvarez

    6 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    The slightly weird world of artist Michael Alvarez.
  • Krisztián Tejfel

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:04 am
    Krisztián Tejfel from Hungary is painter (mostly digital) and photographer from Hungary.
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  • Octonauts, a cute BBC children's series based...

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Octonauts, a cute BBC children's series based on the books by Vicki Wong and Michael C. Murphy. The series follows the underwater adventurers as they explore the sea, including fighting off Antarctic brinicles. (Want more? See and
  • Sail Paddle - a carbon fiber stand up paddle...

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Sail Paddle - a carbon fiber stand up paddle board paddle that has a sail that pops out of the handle! (Want more? See and
  • Casio EXILIM Split Camera - Camera unit and...

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Casio EXILIM Split Camera - Camera unit and controller are Bluetooth connected and splash/dust proof. Concepts like these have been floating around for years, fun to see one making it to market. (Want more? See and
  • Can't wait until Adventure Medical Kits...

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Can't wait until Adventure Medical Kits launches their "Adventure Dog Series Medical Kits" to keep your dogs safe on the go! Everything from bandages and tick removers, to emergency dog blanket, meds, and info on ad hoc veterinary care. (Want more? See and
  • Glass and concrete sculptures by New Zealand...

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Glass and concrete sculptures by New Zealand artist Ben Young. (Want more? See and
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  • NOTFZJ80: Test Trip, Big Bear II

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. So for Part I of the NOTFZJ80 Test Trip, we focused on Camping… in Part II, it’s time for off roading! And in this case, we decided to explore the Forest…
  • NOTFZJ80: Test Trip, Big Bear I

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. I can’t believe we’re finally at this stage… TEST TRIP! For our first quick test trip there are two big things that need testing: #1 Camping! #2…
  • Obsession/Trend: Enamelware

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    So it all began with the adorable Mexican Loteria espresso/shot enamelware set our friends gave us… combined with the NOTFZJ80 progress and camp gear shopping… which lead to Shawn admitting his nostalgic side wanted some old school enamelware… which lead me down an internet rabbit hole of all things enamelware… so since i fell all the way down there ~ what i found was everything from gaudy to adorable, hipster to classic, and even the Polish manufacturer that seems to be behind many of the recent ones popping up now! Is enamelware the new mason jar? Take a peek at some…
  • + Tasteologie Roundup

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    INSPIRED! Here’s a peek at some of the many things inspiring us over at and Tasteologie! Click the pics to find out more… (Want more visual goodness? See +

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The NOTFZJ80 Project is being sponsored by our friends at AutoNation: America’s largest auto retailer with 270 stores selling 33 brands nationwide backed by industry-leading policies like SmartChoice pricing and no-hassle money back guarantee. They are helping us turn our 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser into an overland adventure rig to go discover inspiration off-grid! Follow the progress here as we build up to our first trip. Wow. We’ve so much has changed since the last update on our NOTFZJ80 Project. When you last saw it, we installed the front bumper + winch and were in a holding…
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    designboom | architecture & design magazine

  • bril shapes coniferous clock based on japanese sake ritual

    Fumiaki Goto
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    the alternative pendulum clock houses a face of japanese cedar leaves that will change their color over the course of one year.The post bril shapes coniferous clock based on japanese sake ritual appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • jonas edvard nielsen grows MYX lamps from mushroom-mycelium

    andrea chin I designboom
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    presented at the 2014 fall edition of maison et objet, the fungal lighting objects are optimized end-waste products that harvest a nutritious food product during their growth cycle.The post jonas edvard nielsen grows MYX lamps from mushroom-mycelium appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • naoto fukasawa brings integrated design program to tama art university

    andrea chin I designboom
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    'my products are already in your mind, you just have not seen them yet.' - naoto fukasawaThe post naoto fukasawa brings integrated design program to tama art university appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • 389.219 km/h killajoule electric sidecar rewrites speed records

    tim spears I designboom
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    the EV achieved a two-way average of 387.328 km/h (240.726 mph) and broke john stege's previous record by 40 km/h. The post 389.219 km/h killajoule electric sidecar rewrites speed records appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
  • estudio guto requena turn love stories into 3D-printed household items

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    each product is completely individual and contains the most intimate emotions of the participants’ love stories.The post estudio guto requena turn love stories into 3D-printed household items appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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    Hatch: The Design Public® Blog

  • Labor Day Sale: Don’t Miss the Chance to Save!

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    TV production developer Ashley Stern needed to set up a Los Angeles outpost for her Paris-based company —quickly and on a limited budget. The space her real estate agent and interior designer Veerta Motiani helped her choose had plenty of pluses. It was around the corner from Santa Monica’s Main Street, it had wonderful high ceilings and industrial style, the building was new with a gorgeous lobby and roof-deck ocean views, and the price was right. However, the long narrow space posed some design challenges. It didn’t get a great amount of natural light, the ceilings were a little too…
  • Last Chance To Save 20% Off Gus*Modern Upholstered Pieces
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Just a reminder that our sale on Gus*Modern upholstered pieces is ending soon. So take the weekend to think it over and get your orders in by Sunday (August 17, 2014) at midnight EST. If you haven’t had a chance to glance over the options, here’s a peek at a few of the highlights. Gus*Modern has great sofa selections, whether you’re looking for a loveseat, full-sized or a sectional. The Jane Loft Bi-Sectional Sofa is very versatile. Its metal base lends it well to a loft, while its tufting lets it fit right in with a more traditional family room. Speaking of versatile, one…
  • The Trustees of the Reservation Part I: A Visit to World’s End

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Last week I was lucky enough to travel up to the coast of Massachusetts and visit some wonderful places. Thanks to the Trustees of the Reservation, 100 sites and 25,000 acres of land have been conserved. They manage a wide variety of sites, from the National Historic Site of Naumkeag, with it’s amazing gardens designed by Fletcher Steele, to more than 5 miles of trails through the dunes and greater site surrounding Crane’s Beach on the North Shore of Boston. photo - The Trustees of the Reservation I was able to visit two remarkable sites maintained by the Trustees of the…
  • Sale! 20% off iittala

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    You have approximately one week to scoop up great deals on iittala — our 20% off sale ends on August 5th, 2014. In case you are unfamiliar with iittala, it’s a brand that offers many iconic pieces for design lovers, from hand-blown glass birds designed by Oiva Toikka to classic vases by Alvar Aalto. iittala Toikka Barn Owl By the way, in case you were wondering about the man who behind the birds, this is Oiva Toikka: But there is so much more to iittala than just the coolest glass birds around. It’s my go-to for host/hostess and wedding gifts. When there’s a sale like…
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  • By The Silent Line

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Le photographe français Pierre Folk a passé plusieurs années à se renseigner, explorer, et immortaliser le « Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture » et ses 32 km de rails dans Paris aujourd’hui abandonnées depuis 1934. Une série d’une incroyable beauté appelée « By the Silent Line », qui s’amuse à capturer ces lieux pas forcément connus de tous les parisiens.
  • Matt Story Ultrarealistic Paintings

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Le peintre américain Matt Story nous propose d’oublier cet été gris et pluvieux avec des peintures impressionnantes de réalisme. Visuellement très réussies, les créations de cet artiste renommé nous invitent à plonger au fond d’une piscine de peinture.
  • Natural Lights in Japan

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Le photographe japonais Takehito Miyatake s’est spécialisé dans la réalisation de clichés utilisant une technique de longue exposition pour obtenir des images quasi-irréelles. Récemment vainqueur du Grand Prix du 2014 Nikkei National Geographic Photo Awards, ces clichés donnent envie de se perdre dans un Japon lumineux.
  • OM/One Audio Levitating Speaker

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    OM/ONE, c’est le nom de cette enceinte Bluetooth qui a la particularité d’être en lévitation. Imaginé par la start-up OM Audio, cet objet en forme de sphère propose une base magnétique, et la batterie en lithium dans la sphère assure près de 15 heures d’autonomie. Un projet passionnant à découvrir dans la suite.
  • The Moment We Meet

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    L’artiste taïwanais Hsin-Chien Huang a réalisé cette jolie sculpture kinétique pour le MRT Public Art appelée « The Moment We Meet ». Cette installation propose par un système de panneaux de composer et représenter divers visages, permettant de mettre à l’honneur des personnes agées en multipliant les combinaisons possibles. Un projet installé dans le métro à Taiwan à découvrir en vidéo dans la suite.
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    Laws of Simplicity


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

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

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

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

    John Maeda
    29 Dec 2013 | 4:17 pm
    I’ve started a new blog to think about the intersection of “Design and Venture” (Venture = Venture Capital) … design, technology, and business are colliding in a powerful way right now. How exciting! -JM
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  • Limm – Hyperrealistic 3D Artworks

    Mr K (boss)
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    A découvrir, « Limm », une intéressante série de créations en 3D au rendu rappelant les patterns de fil réalisée par le designer allemand Christoph Bader. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Trailing points from sample positions inside a volumetric vector field. Credits & copyright Christoph Bader … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Cobogó House

    Mr K (boss)
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    Offrant de très grandes surfaces intérieures ainsi qu’un agréable jardin équipé d’une piscine intégrée à la manière d’un espace d’eau naturel, focus sur la splendide « Cobogó House », une superbe villa imaginée par l’architecte brésilien Marcio Kogan du StudioMK27. On a particulièrement aimé le très joli pattern blanc ornant le haut… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Energy Free Luminous Bulb

    Mr K (boss)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:04 am
    Baptisés « Luminous Bulb », coup de coeur pour cette excellente idée de moulages d’ampoules à incandescence réalisés à l’aide de silicone mélangé à des pigments phosphorescents. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Hobby:Design … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Iceland Landscapes by Sarah Martinet

    Mr K (boss)
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    Shootées par la photographe française Sarah Martinet à l’occasion de ses voyages dans la région, un très gros coup de coeur pour cette magnifique série de clichés des paysages d’Islande. Plus de détails en images dans la galerie Credits photos & copyright Sarah Martinet … Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
  • Pumpipumpe – Des stickers pour partager entre voisins

    Mr K (boss)
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Le partage des objets entre voisins, c’est un peu comme le partage des goûters à l’école. Afin d’inciter les citoyens à utiliser de manière consciente les biens de consommation (outils, appareils à raclette, échelle, luge, magazines ou accès wifi… des objets que l’on n’emploie presque jamais), le projet suisse Pumpipumpe facilite… Lire la suite... © TrendsNow, 2014 | Permaliens | Commentaires | Partager sur Twitter | Partager sur Facebook
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    UIE Brain Sparks

  • Ben Callahan – Responsive Workflows: There’s No Perfect Process

    Sean Carmichael
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    [ Transcript Available ] The web is everywhere. It’s on our desks, in our pockets, and on screens of all sizes. The complexity involved with building a website grows with each new device it must support. This cross-platform consistency requirement makes a concrete, static design process unsustainable. As flexible and responsive as the sites we’re building have to be, so too does our process for building them. In his virtual seminar, Responsive Workflows: Because There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Process, Ben Callahan explains that there is no one way to produce a website. He believes…
  • What Will You Tell Your Peers about Your Conference Experience?

    Lauren Cramer
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Spend time among the brightest minds in UX The UI19 workshop leaders are there for you and ready to answer your questions. Attendees tell us things like, “The workshops and speeches are extremely useful and inspiring.” “The accessibility of the different speakers. I can literally walk up, get a handshake, say hi, and talk.” Attendees express their thoughts on the UI Conference Luke Wroblewski   Beautifully executed and well delivered. Tons of great info, I’m energized to apply what I learned. Learn about Luke’s workshop, Mobile Design Essentials. Stephen Anderson  …
  • UIEtips: Service Design – Pushing Us Beyond the Familiar

    Jared Spool
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In a conventional UX approach, we’d focus on the bits. With service design, we go beyond and think about the cross-channel experience. Today’s article discusses the intricacies of service design and why you need to pay attention to it. If you find yourself stumbling into the service design world with little direction, then Marc Stickdorn’s workshop at the UI19 conference is perfect for you. Marc will show you how to create a cohesive customer experience by expanding beyond digital and designing for every customer touch point. Explore his workshop, Service Design: Creating Delightful…
  • UIEtips: UX Strategy Blueprint

    Jared Spool
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    In this week’s UIEtips, Jim Kalbach defines and discusses how to consistently create a UX strategy. Here he shares a tool with you for doing so at your organization—the UX Strategy Blueprint. If your strategy discussions feel more like political battles than progressive team-building, pay attention to Jim Kalbach. His virtual seminar on Thursday, August 28 is all about Defining a UX Design Strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Analysis and planning, while necessary inputs and outputs in the strategy creation process, are not the core of strategy. You can’t analyze your way to…
  • Sarah Horton and Steve Faulkner – HTML5 Accessibility

    Sean Carmichael
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    [ Transcript Available ] Web accessibility takes place on a foundation of technologies, the most common of which are developed and maintained by the Worldwide Web Consortium, or W3C. Its success is dependent on how well these underlying technologies support accessible user experiences. Fortunately for us, people like Steve Faulkner devote much of their time to ensure technology specifications, such as HTML5, include the hooks that make it possible to build an accessible and enjoyable user experience for everyone. Including people who use assistive technologies, such as screen reader and…
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  • Reflections on the Thirty Day Writing Challenge

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Rembrandt’s Philosopher in Meditation, 1632 I think. I think and I think, think and think some more, think about it a little more, then a little less, then a little more to make up for thinking about it a little less. I over think and under do. I don’t get my hands dirty, I just imagine what it’d be like to scrub them with soap after the work is done. It’s boring and tiring and it sucks. Not doing sucks. Not making sucks. Not working hard sucks. Not getting onto my grind in the morning, not feeling the pain in the back of my neck from tired muscles, not trying to stay…
  • Day 30 – Learn To Enjoy Discomfort and Watch Your Talents Grow

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    It was becoming a lot of work. Sorry, I should say that he was becoming a lot of work. It felt like the amount of work that was needing to go into raising my son was just growing at an alarming rate. Felt like? Hmm, pardon my cuteness. It was absolutely, without a doubt, growing at an alarming rate. A dozen nappy changes, food and water and more nappy changes. Constantly washing, constantly folding that washing, constantly cleaning every space he was going into. Every. Single. Day. Don’t get me wrong – I love the little guy with all my heart, I have since the moment he was born.
  • Day 29 – Keep Your Hands Moving

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I’ve fallen into this trap so many times and for so many years that it’s simply embarrassing. I call it the theory trap. When reading anything relating to your craft, it’s easy to assume that your skills are developing. You know how to balance two elements or how to highlight an item, so you must be getting better, right? When you first start reading up on these things, you apply them pretty quickly, and see quick results. You’re new to the game, so the leaps you make seem legendary. So you read more theory. Or at least that’s what I did. I saw improvements from…
  • Day 28 – Design What You Know

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    “Write what you know.” Budding writers are regularly thrown this bone. It’s a suggestion borne of fear. “Write what you know” is a succinct way of saying that writing isn’t too hard; just take what’s already in your head and put it onto paper. What’s so hard about that? Everything you need is already rolling around in your noggin. You’re already a genius! Just prove it to the world! At least this is how most people read this advice, rendering it awful. A few think it through and derive great rewards for it – write what you know. So…
  • Day 27 – What’s In It For Them?

    Alexander Ross Charchar
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    What’s in it for them? That’s the audience, that’s who ‘them’ is. What’s in it for the audience? What’s in it for the one person who you will be stopping? What’s in it for the person whose day you are interrupting? They might be looking for information, but we’re not part of the search. That’s not our process. Our process is to stop them from searching. To say to them ‘you have reached your end’. To interrupt their search. That’s the best case scenario. We might be doing something worse. We might be shoving an idea…
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  • Emotional dynamics of literary classics

    Nathan Yau
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    As a demonstration of efforts in estimating happiness from language, Hedonometer charts emotion over time for literary classics. The above is the collection of charts for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. I wish I could say this meant something to me, but comparative literature in high school was never my strong suit. From a totally superficial point of view though, the chart in the top left shows happiness metrics — based on the research of Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth — through the entirety of the book. The chart on the right shows a comparison of book sections,…
  • Louisiana is drowning

    Nathan Yau
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:22 am
    Louisiana is quickly losing much of its coast to the Gulf of Mexico. ProPublica and The Lens just launched an interactive project that shows you by how much and tells the story of those affected. In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be part of the Gulf of Mexico. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes — 16 square miles a year — due to climate change, drilling and dredging for oil and gas, and levees on the Mississippi River. At risk: Nearly all of the nation's domestic energy supply, much of its seafood production, and…
  • Members Only: How to Make Dot Density Maps in R

    Nathan Yau
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Choropleth maps are useful to show values for areas on a map, but they can be limited. In contrast, dot density maps are sometimes better for showing distributions within regions.Continue reading →
  • Interactive tool shows impact of terrorism

    Nathan Yau
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    The Global Terrorism Database, maintained by the University of Maryland, is an open source database that catalogs terrorism events since 1970 through 2013. Data visualization firm Periscopic visualized the incident-level data in A World of Terror. There are over 3,065 organizations and groups listed in the GTD. To identify the top 25 organizations who used terrorist tactics, we determined the groups with the most killings, the most wounded, and the most incidents. We wanted to make sure we were inclusive of all actions, including those that neither wounded nor killed. We aggregated these 3…
  • Graph-based video game

    Nathan Yau
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Last year, Metrico, an infographic-based puzzle game for the PlayStation Vita, was announced for future release. It's out now. I must've been in a pissy mood from too many spam-fographics in my suggestions inbox last year, because I brushed this game off for whateversville (and seemed upset about it). Metrico totally seems like a game I would like though. You essentially navigate a 3-D world of graphs, and the terrain changes based on your own actions and button pushes. Just don't use the game design as an idea bucket for your next slide deck. [via Wired] Tags: Metrico, video games
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    guerrilla innovation

  • Spring Airlines - cosplay in the sky

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

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

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

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

    2 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    Because there isn't an app for everything. Get the template here and make your own sticker. •
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    PingMag : Art, Design, Life - from Japan

  • Ping Cars Vol.12: Cruising Tokyo with Akiba Cart

    Shogo Jimbo
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Many people were surprised when Mario made an appearance in a marketing campaign for Mercedes Benz. But actually there is a way to enjoy driving the streets of Tokyo like you are playing Mario Kart for real. These images have been over all social media recently and we went in search of the source. It wasn’t hard to find. Akiba Cart is Japan’s first rental go-kart service with vehicles that can be driven on public roads. And perhaps it goes without saying that only in Akihabara would you get something like this. The guy with the big smile and making the peace sign is Akiba…
  • Ping Cars Vol.11: Osamu Kokufu’s Future Mobility

    Shogo Jimbo
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Artist Osamu Kokufu once told us there’s nothing more evocative of the future than the car. His words made a big impression on us and we had planned a Ping Cars road trip with his help. Our destination was going to be Ogata in Akita Prefecture, where we would take part in an eco car race using one of Kokufu’s unique vehicles. But just before we about to publish an interview with Kokufu about his career, and shortly prior to setting off on the road trip, came the news that the artist had passed away in an accident while preparing for his “Floating Conservatory”…
  • Japan’s Hi-Tech Toilets: 2014 Edition!

    Yoshihiko Mano
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    When we started talking about Japanese homes recently, we remembered that actually, more so than tatami, sliding doors and all that jazz, the things that really get attention worldwide in a Japanese home are the toilets. Back in 2008 we published a popular article about Japan’s hi-tech toilets, including the TOTO Washlet, and it got us wondering how things were shaping up six years on. Actually, just like in 2008, TOTO were featured in last year’s Tokyo Designers Week so general interest is still strong in these fancy chamber pots. We went along to the TOTO showroom in Tokyo to…
  • Kenta Nakamura, Nihon Shigoto Hyakka: New Work-Life Balance in Flexible Spaces

    Tom Vincent
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    People have to work in order to live. These days we usually search for a job online. But Nihon Shigoto Hyakka (literally “Japan Work Department Store”) is a different kind of website to the typical job-hunting portal in which you positions are itemized on the page. The jobs have stories; they are also lifestyle choices. We spoke to Kenta Nakamura to hear his ideas about how living and working are connected. What do you think the difference is between living and working? For the people who we write about and feature on Shigoto Hyakka, living and working are connected things.
  • Judging a (Manga) Book by its Cover: Japanese Manga Book Design

    28 May 2014 | 5:15 am
    This month Manga Night has chosen five manga that showcase great comic book design. They say you should never judge a book by its cover and yet we are all guilty of doing this. There is even a word in Japanese to describe when you are enticed to buy a book solely by how it looks — jake-kai (literally “jacket buy”). The shelves in any bookstore will be stacked with books in all manner of designs but perhaps more than any, manga covers are particularly diverse and creative. With this in mind, we are going to introduce some manga that have eye-catching covers (not to mention,…
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    johnson banks | thought for the week

  • The great outdoors

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

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

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    Shruthi Venkataraman’s ‘dipped in colour’ design for Kulture shop On my first ever trip to India, I managed to embarrass myself before I’d even landed. As the plane banked and approached the runway, I noticed multiple blue rectangles on the ground and thought ‘wow, that’s a lot of swimming pools’. Those ‘pools’, I soon discovered, were the blue tarpaulin roofs of the slums by the airport, protection against the imminent monsoon. Before stepping off the plane I already felt like a colonial plonker, and shame has stopped me retelling the story until now. My…
  • Mlinda

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

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

  • Laser cut parts-to-whole

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #190 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser cut metal and powder coated Lego Man bookmark from Cool Bookmark. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, chairs, peacocks, and daisies… Above is a laser cut wood flat pack chair from Rachel Ciavarella via Instructables. Laser cut paper peacock place cards from Timeless Paper. Above is a laser cut wood daisy necklace from Two Squirrel. Posted in Digital Fabric Printing, Fashion + Textiles, Furniture + Lighting, Jewellery,…
  • Laser Cut Turbine Whistle

    Guy Blashki
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Shrinking an air-raid siren to fit into your pocket Quoted as being ideally suited for those looking to be really annoying, this laser cut project by Mark Langford on Instructables might catch your attention. Taking the same principles that give air-raid sirens such an impressive audio impact, he has condensed them down into a neat little package that can fit on a key ring. After several iterations, the mechanics of the three-layer design were perfected and (as you can hear in the following video) it really does work. Extra points of course go to the fancy eyebrow acrobatics! Here is how it…
  • Top 10 Designers Announced in Premium Materials Design Challenge

    Dan Devorkin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Vote for your Favorites by Sept 1st! In July, we challenged designers to showcase their skills by creating a product using one of our three new premium materials. At first, we weren’t sure what to expect; This was the first time we ran a contest where designers actually created something tangible to enter, as opposed to just submitting their design files. Would we get any good entries? Would folks just take the free sheet of material and run? We didn’t know. We were thrilled to find that although the amount of submissions were somewhat smaller, the quality of entries we recieved…
  • What to do with your first laser cut design

    Guy Blashki
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Four scenarios and next step options for first-time makers You’ve created a design and uploaded it to Ponoko, placed and order, and now you have your first piece of laser cut delight. So now what? It all depends on what stage of the process you’re in. We’ve come up with four scenarios to keep things moving. See which one best describes you. Scenario #1 You: My design is not quite right – it didn’t work out! Ponoko: Don’t let this get you down. The first try pretty much never turns out perfect for anyone. Making something is a process, and you’re in…
  • Laser cutting that measures up

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Laser Cutter Roundup — a weekly dose of laser-cut love: #189 Hey, Sam here collecting the post from The Laser Cutter. Above is a laser etched Measuring Tape/Beltt via Instructables from Robb Godshaw. Make sure you join TLC’s Facebook page. After the jump, flowers, and medals… Above is a laser cut bamboo cake toppers from Cabin. Printed and laser cut Military Medals from The Porkchop Show. Posted in Art, Fashion + Textiles, Functional Art + Objects, Jewellery, Laser Cut Leather, Laser Cut Wood, Laser Cutting, Sam Tanis by Sam | No Comments
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    Brian Lovin - Designer

  • Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best WordPress Themes of August 2014 (Free & Premium)

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    Change your old blog design and choose from this Best WordPress Themes of August 2014 or if already have a blog running you can also look forward to change it.
  • 65+ Best Responsive Magento Themes

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    The biggest marketplace today is the Internet. The sellers have a reach of billions of customers, and the customers have a reach to millions of products at comparatively cheap prices, and the facility of getting them delivered right at your place, benefiting both, the business owners, as well as the potential customers.
  • Best jQuery Plugins of the Week [24th August - 30th August]

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Bootgrid, Fontflex, imgSlider, Simple Filters and many more like these have become the part of the this week’s list of best jQuery plugins of the week (24th August – 30th August). Well, your regular feedbacks, and comments on how the useful resources we come up with have helped you all in different projects or wherever you got stuck motivate us to keep going with what we have scheduled to be published on our blog.
  • How To Wireframe iOS App Interfaces using Photoshop

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    In this post I'd like to offer an introductory guide to wireframing for iOS apps, and specifically how this can be accomplished using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Fresh Tools for Designers and Developers

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    CodeFights, UXPorn, Real Favicon Generator and many more like these tools, applications and websites are the part of this week’s list of fresh tools of the last week of the month of August 2014. Besides being helpful in the best possible way these tools and apps are introduced lately and each one comes loaded with functionally smart features that ensure to help designers and developers in their various tasks.
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  • Digital Illustrations by Dapper-Owl

    Matt Watts
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Dose of creative digital illustrations by talented artist Dapper-Owl. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Alphabet post cards

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Alphabet post cards for an anniversary to »write« wishes on the wall with custom letters. -schoener- Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • Black and Wihite Dreams by Tomasz Zaczeniuk

    Matt Watts
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Set of cool photo manipulations by Lodz, Poland – based Tomasz Zaczeniuk. More Images Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • 50+ Creative Yet Funny T-Shirt Designs of Glennz

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today I am bringing before you a collection I gathered for you, it contains 50+ creative yet funny t-shirt designs of Glennz. ‘Glennz tees’ is founded in Austin, Texas. There the original designs of the tees and related products are composed that are not seen and not perceived ever before. MORE T-SHIRT DESIGNS Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
  • 50+ Beautiful Script Lettering Experiments by Christopher Craig

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Today I am unfolding before you 50+ beautiful Script lettering experiment by Christopher Craig. You would see how competent the artist is, who very cohesively drew fantastic ‘letters in action’. The smooth look and words are dancing in an abstract manner. More Script Lettering Need hosting? Design You Trust is proudly supported and hosted by WebHostingBuzz Premium Infrastructure & Network.
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  • 12 Intricate Infographics at the Info•Rama Exhibit

    Gian Bautista
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Infographic poster designs that are part educational resources and part GREAT works of art. Info•Rama is an exhibit of sophisticated screen-printed infographics crafted by artists Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, California. Both artists designed posters that can either function as art or educational references, and could possibly adorned on classroom walls. That is why the exhibit is intentionally scheduled to go along with the start of the school year. The infographic posters are both striking and brilliant that distinguishes them from ordinary…
  • Metrico is an Amazing Videogame Inspired by Infographics

    Patrick Jude Ilagan
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bar graphs, line charts, and pie charts come alive in the infographic-inspired world of Metrico. Most designers and marketers know that the main idea behind infographics is to simply make complex, and somewhat dull, topics highly interesting, entertaining, and easy to understand. But what if you could explore a video game world built around infographics? Enter Metrico, a new game from Dutch-based game studio Digital Dreams for the PS Vita console wherein a player journeys through a land of bar graphs, pie charts, and other types of graphs. According to  Digital Dreams’ lead…
  • Fun Miniature Diorama Calendar by Tanaka Tatsuya

    George Nacpil
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya never failed to let his imagination run wild. He’s been coming up with new concepts every day for his online calendar project and has been doing so for 4 years. Tatsuya uses everyday items like water bottles, magnets, and even broccoli, and finds ways to incorporate them into his artwork. His diorama of tiny people will let you make your own story and will definitely make you have lots of fun thoughts as Tanaka wanted us to feel once we see it.   “Everyone must have had similar thoughts at least once” Tatsuya’s calendar series will never…
  • Typendium: Typography History in an App

    Gian Bautista
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Discover the history behind some of the world’s greatest typefaces with Typendium, an elegant collection of short essays and illustrations.” Typendium is a recently launched iPhone app that features stories about some of the world’s greatest typefaces and the designers behind them. The iOS app contains a collection of short essays accompanied with neat illustrations telling everything from why Palatino is “the world’s most pirated typeface” to why Gill Sans is “considered controversial“. Typendium is a collaborative project between game…
  • Cute Coffee Cups that Change Moods

    George Nacpil
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    A group consisting of talented artists was tasked with creating a limited series of souvenir cups to help establish the identity of Gawatt takeout coffee shop. What they ended up with are what came to be known as Gawatt Emotions. These are not your typical coffee cups. These will definitely bring a little twist to your mood, amusing you as you get your caffeine fix. Art Director Stepan Azaryan, Graphic Designer Karen Gevorgyan, and Illustrator Narine Manvelyan collaborated to work on  this wonderful idea of cups altering facial expressions as customers rotate the sleeve.  …
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  • Hong Kong 1950s in Black and White by Fan Ho

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Fan Ho is an award-winning Photographer who has been practising his art since the 1950s. Intrigued by life around him, Fan always loved to wait for the composition to take place when capturing a picture. Armed with his Rolleiflex, one frame at the time. The result takes you back in time in Hong Kong from its pure simplicity with Black and White. All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho All Rights to Fan Ho…
  • Nike Swoosh Portraits

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    German designer Andy Gellenberg illustrated some awesome portraits using only the nike swoosh. Check them out and let us know what you think. For more from Andy Gellenberg visit Tags: swooshportraitsillustrationpaul0v2's blog
  • 3D City by Anna Paschenko

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    It's Labor Day Weekend here in the US so naturally I took a day off to enjoy some outdoor activities. As a result, I've refrained from laboring and therefore the tutorial of this week will be posted tomorrow. Today, we're delighted to share a super cool project created by Anna Paschenko, a freelancer designer and illustrator from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. In this project Anna creates a super detailed city in 3D replete with style and that Sim-City feel. The requirement were a series of about 20 specific buildings which represent different types of business like mechanic store,…
  • The Perfect Office - Memobottle, Razer Adaro Headphones and Office Ideas

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we've picked some super nice items, like the Wired Coffee Mug for those who need their daily fix of coffee to get wired! There's also the super clever memobottle, for easily carrying your water around. We've also picked the Razer Adaro Bluetooth Headphones which looks great! But there's more! Thanks to our sponsor, The…
  • Daily Inspiration #1858

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:39 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 and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to AoiroStudio DesignYouTrust Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen Send your suggestions via Twitter to using #abdz in the end of the tweet.
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  • How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop

    Chris Spooner
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Traditionally the double exposure effect is produced by photographers using nothing but their camera to combine two separate photographs to create an abstract and surreal image. However, we can also mimic the effect in Photoshop, which actually gives us more control over the final output with the ability to adjust and preview the effect as we go. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a double exposure effect yourself, we’ll blend two existing photographs together with the help of some simple clipping and masking techniques. The double exposure effect isn’t just popular with…
  • 7 Hip Apple Device Mockup Templates for Members

    Chris Spooner
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Access All Areas members can now get a taste of the awesome goodies available from The Hip Shop—a popular Creative Market store by superstar designer Madebyvadim—thanks to a kind donation of his brand new Hip Apple device mockup templates. These PSDs feature Apple iPads, iPhones and Macbooks set in still life formations with random objects giving a trendy vintage character. Your own artwork can be instantly added to the screens by editing the built in Photoshop Smart Object, making these templates perfect for mocking up work for client presentations or your portfolio. Madebyvadim…
  • 5 Free High Resolution Grungy Paper & Card Textures

    Chris Spooner
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have a special freebie for you to download today courtesy of Design Cuts. They’ve kindly donated a free sample pack from their new collection of Grungy Paper & Card textures for my readers to enjoy. The pack contains 5 high resolution texture images that are great for adding vintage overlays to your photos or providing a cool background for your designs. This free set of textures contains 5 high resolution files from the full pack of 100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures that’s now available at Design Cuts. Each texture is sized at 4500px X 3000px / 300 DPI, which makes them…
  • Inspiring Artwork Combining Geometry & Photography

    Chris Spooner
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There’s a certain style of art that really catches my attention in inspiration galleries where artists combine geometry and photography to produce striking images. I’m a big fan of using simple shapes to create interesting designs, but the combination with photos really helps create abstract artwork with intense colours and detail. Today’s showcase features 30 inspiring examples of this geometric photography trend, showing how collage style artwork can be created by chopping up an image into patterns and shapes. Natuur by Jelle Martens Puur by Jelle Martens Vision by Jules…
  • Vintage Logo Mockups for Access All Areas Members

    Chris Spooner
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We have a new set of premium design resources for Access All Areas members today, courtesy of GraphicRiver author Yusof Mining. This pack of logo mockups includes 9 templates to present your identity & brand designs in style. With a focus on dusty old papers and washed out filters these mockups PSDs perfectly complement the vintage design style and give your art an authentic hand printed feel. Use them to wow your clients with a detailed design proposal, or create attention grabbing design presentations for your portfolio. Yusof Mining is an established author on stock resources website…
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  • The Modern Magazine 2014

    Luke Tonge
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Following the success of last year’s event,The Modern Magazine day returns on 19th September (as part of the London Design Festival) as a one-day conference, staged by magCulture and co-hosted by Jeremy Leslie and Liv Siddall. The 2014 edition focuses on the future of publishing, with guest speakers from across the world gathering to discuss their take on what happens next as the publishing industry continues to work out its future. “We’ll hear from Adam Moss, editor of iconic US magazine New York about balancing print and digital, from David Moretti, design director of Wired…
  • Paul Robertson

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    This pixel art by Australian animator Paul Robertson will wake up your eyeballs this monday morning!
  • Frames: One to see, one to kill

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Frames is an experiment in storytelling through the collaboration of design and literature. Each edition explores the symbiotic relationship between written word, visual design, and the experience they create. I stumbled over the second edition titled ‘One to see, one to kill’ by Kyle Keen and Grayden Poper, which is worth your time reading!
  • Internship

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
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    28 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
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  • World Cup Brands Infographic

    Antonio Carusone
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    My good pal Rowen Frazer of Mission designed this lovely infographic showing how eight brands compared to each other on the field at 2014 World Cup. You can see a full version here, and read more about the project here.
  • 5BORO VHS Series

    Antonio Carusone
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    NYC based skateboard company 5BORO has released a series of decks that pay homage to VHS tapes from the 80s and 90s. I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff.
  • [Sponsor] Ten Dollar Fonts

    Antonio Carusone
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    TDF (Ten Dollar Fonts) is an international typography collective of 65+ designers – focusing on providing the creative industries with accessible, high quality and unique typefaces. The collection of typefaces on TDF is a well refined and curated selection of mostly exclusive typefaces. We’re currently running a giveaway on our Instagram (@tendollarfonts) for two $50 store credits. See our account for more details on how to be in the draw. (Winner randomly selected 9am 1st September 2014 NZST) Interested in sponsoring AisleOne? Visit the sponsorship page for more info.
  • Uwe Loesch

    Antonio Carusone
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Uwe Loesch is a German designer born in 1943 in Dresden, Germany, and studied graphic design at the Peter-Behrens Academy in Duesseldorf. He’s a member of AGI — Alliance Graphique Internationale and has a collection at the MoMA. Most of his work focuses on poster design, and he’s done some great work.
  • City Sense Platform Branding

    Antonio Carusone
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    I really love the color palette and the overlaying of elements in this branding design by Irene Shkarovska.
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  • Modern Minimalist office Furniture Designs for Small Office Design by Manerba

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    These modern office furniture designs were design fromManerba, the most popular office furniture manufacture that always up to date in renew design and modern look. We can see one of the most popular office furniture for those who has small office space, or those who has limited budget for supplying office furniture for their office space. The adjoining table from this space saving office furniture décor will maximize our small space being functional and neat since the line that décor from this furniture was escort the wall line. Separated with orange line, one space and other still can…
  • Black Mysterious Bed Room Furniture Designs from Elite

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:16 am
    Mysterious and unique was the interpretation of this unique bed room decorating idea. The whole interior and decoration from this arrangement was design for those who love to give mysterious side from their personality. Furthermore, both luxury and elegant still can be seen from the gold decoration that completes this decorating idea. For this mysterious black bed room furniture, we can start from the bedding decorating that made from comfortable fabricated. We can try to gather our black wasted fabric and sewing being a large size. We can made whole bed stuff such as sheet, runner, until…
  • Space Saving Interior Decorating Idea Photos for Small Apartment Design Inspiration from Innerspec

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    These small apartment decorating photos was catch up from innerspec. The front layout from this apartment was cover with yellow color application, but inside space of this apartment was completely cover with white color decoration. Furthermore, the white decoration was not only cover the wall system but also several furniture from this apartment was using that color system. Start from the combination of living space and small bed room decor idea we can obviously see the decorative apartment decorating idea that built with maximize use of both space and furniture idea. We can see those…
  • Red Fashionable Bathroom Cabinet Furniture from Artesi

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    These fashionable bathroom cabinet designs were designed from Artesi. The most attractive side form this furniture was place on both design and the color application. As we can see in details that this furniture was cover ion red color scheme. From the whole appearance of this furniture, we can see the complete series from this decoration. This furniture set was available for wash basin (included with wash basin table, wash basin mirror, and rack, and wash basin cabinet). The red bathroom furniture decor ideas from this furniture were bring new appearance from our bathroom space. Actually,…
  • Modern Spiral Staircase Construction Idea with Wood and Glass Material from Siller Trepen

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    These futuristic staircase design ideas was designed for those who have two storey house and want to have prestigious look from a staircase construction. Both design and appearance from this furniture will give new ambience and decoration from our home since these furniture’s were design in spiral shape. Check out this contemporary spiral staircase construction that made from both combination of metal, wooden, and glass material. The spiral line from this furniture was bringing new atmosphere. The wooden side from this furniture will remind us with the back side of snake, or dragon.
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  • Neil Simone’s surreal paintings merge facts and reality

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Neil Simone creates paintings that are both spectacular and intriguing. With a mix of reality and facts, the British self-thaught artist creates clever compositions that will make you think twice. The post Neil Simone’s surreal paintings merge facts and reality appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • What’s next with 3D printing? A concrete castle in your backyard

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    I slowly got used to the printing small objects, but the idea of being able to print some small (or big) houses doesn’t cease to amaze me. In this project, Andrey Rudenko constructed a little castle in a yard using concrete printed in 3D. The walls and the more complicated parts like the tops of the towers have been printed separately, then assembled. Rudenko seems very excited about this new technology as well, he said: “a new era of architecture is inevitable and I’m excited to see where the next few years will lead in terms of construction and design. I have previously been…
  • Powerful campaign about littering

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    The city of Toronto recently started to broadcast a powerful campaign that visually plays with words and directly attacks litterers. The campaign’s message is obviously right, littering says much more about the people who do it than about anybody else. The post Powerful campaign about littering appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Clever: the Triplette chair by Paul Menand

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    When you have limited space in your house or appartment, chairs can quickly become an issue. Either you don’t have enough chairs for your guests, or you have too many chairs that you don’t know where to put when you don’t have guests. Paul Menand’s clever design solves both of these issues. When no guests are around, you can just stack your chairs in one without any space issue. When you have guests, just multiply your chairs and amaze them on the same occasion. The post Clever: the Triplette chair by Paul Menand appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free…
  • 10 cool icon sets for app design

    Sabina Hona
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    If you think of building an icon from scratch then most probably you are wasting your time. It is because creating an icon takes a lot of work and moreover, if you can already download more than 500s of icons for free then why waste your time creating it by own? Here are the 10 most cool icon sets for your app design. Have a look! 1. Dryicons Dryicons have been offering free downloads to all 5.000 icons and 1.700 vectors which has been created over the course of six years. The dryicons can be used freely, with the Free License, or with two other affordable licensing options, the Regular and…
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  • Albany Office Steps Out!

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

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

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

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

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Remember those soaps shaped like sea shells that were only for special visitors you always had in your house as a kid?  Well how about some of these pieces of soap art  Will you let the guests touch these? The post Soap Art appeared first on
  • Monday Morning Memories

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Today might be the end of Summer for most of us in the states, but remember it is always bikini season somewhere on this planet! The post Monday Morning Memories appeared first on
  • Daily Cool Pics

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Can you really argue with that logic? The post Daily Cool Pics appeared first on
  • Vida Guerra Sexy Latina

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Looking at a collection of Vida Guerra sexy pics will never get old. The post Vida Guerra Sexy Latina appeared first on
  • Li Wei Photography

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    The photography of Li Wei does not incorporate Photoshop at all.  he uses mirrors wires, and other tricks to make his floating images looks super realistic. The post Li Wei Photography appeared first on
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  • What is Cooking? …MAD and loco’l!

    Louise Brandstrup Zastrow
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    For four years straight the Noma team, headed by Rene Redzepi, has hosted the MAD Symposium.  This year the theme was “What is Cooking. The event was co-curated by Alex Atala, a chef from Brazil who runs D.O.M currently known as the 4th best restaurant in the world and David Chang from Momofuku. I recently had the opportunity to join this years event to immerse myself into the world of cooking and the minds of some of the best chefs in the world… Founded in 2011, MAD is a not-for-profit organization that aims to build a community of cooks, purveyors, and thinkers with an appetite…
  • Rapid handmade production

    David Carlson
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    3 to 5 Seconds is a project by Swedish industrial designer Jenny Nordberg. Like many other of her projects part of a larger and ongoing work about how we produce and consume today, how we’ve done historically and how we could do it in the future. In the project 3 to 5 Seconds she examines how different properties from the handmade and mass produced can be combined. Jenny Nordberg graduated in 2004 and has since then been working with exploration and and always cross-border.   Is it possible to make one of a kind handmade items really fast?, Jenny Nordberg asks herself. I’m driven to…
  • New York på Dalsländska by John-Michael Ekeblad

    David Carlson
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    New York based Swedish designer and and communication and brand strategist John-Michael Ekeblad has been invited to host a solo show this past summer at Dalslands Konstmuseum called New York på Dalsländska. Here follows John-Michaels own story about the background to the show. I live and work in NYC, and have my roots in Dalsland, as my grandfather was a carpenter and built several houses around the region during his lifetime, so for me wood working and constructing things comes natural. So I like to make new things out of materials that is regarded as unusable, may it be building material…
  • Collection of tiles “Tratti” by Inga Sempe for Mutina

    David Carlson
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The new collection of tiles “Tratti” by French designer Inga Sempe will be launched by the italian company Mutina during the Cersaie fair in Sassuolo from the 22th to the 26th of September.
  • Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio

    Louise Brandstrup Zastrow
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    It is a culmination of years of experimentation and development that has led Pernille Snedker Hansen to produce her current works. Inspired by Suminagashi, an ancient Japanese craft, she has re-purposed the traditional craft of marbling. Working directly to explore the fluid nature of these techniques she manages to enhance materials and create unique forms. The process is meticulous, controlled and random at the same time. It is created one drop at the time and resembling a tree growth rings, she lets the patterns occur naturally. It is a process of repetition, and letting go of predefined…
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  • Maison L2 by Vincent Coste

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Maison L2, Saint Tropez, France, by Vincent Coste
  • MusicMachine 2 by MB&F

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    With its spaceship-like design, rock and sci-fi melodies and innovative resonance soundboard, MusicMachine 2 (MM2) boldly goes where no music box has gone before. Underneath its futuristic guise, MM2 features all the traditional elements of a beautifully-crafted, high-end music box made by Reuge, the music box manufacturer with nearly 150 years of expertise and experience. MusicMachine 2 is powered by two independent movements mounted on the starship’s tail section. Each cylinder plays three melodies: themes from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Star Trek, on one…
  • Xavier Veilhan. Architectones Barcelona Pavilion

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Barcelona show is something of an intervention, with a diagonal walkway slashing across the famously rectangular floor plan to set up a dialogue with the solitary existing sculpture in the Pavilion, Georg Kolbe’s ‘Alba (Dawn)’, which stands on a small plinth in the smaller of the building’s two reflecting pools. Veilhan has reinterpreted Kolbe’s figure in four figures of descending scale, using different materials in a homage to Mies’ simple, rich palette of glass, steel and marble. The pools have been partly built over, offering visitors new…
  • The Buisson Residence by Robert M. Gurney

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The primary organizational elements for this residence are two “L” shaped brick walls connected by a glass enclosed bridge. Mahogany clad walls combine with the smaller “L” to provide a service volume while glass walls combine with the larger “L” to create the primary living spaces and to provide southern and western views toward the lake. The experience of arrival and the wall are intertwined as the wall establishes a threshold between the pine forest and views toward the lake. Entrance to the house is through the wall and into a space that divides the program of the house into…
  • Photography: Bertone Series by Benedict Redgrove

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In a distinct artistic approach that highlights geometry, architecture and engineering, Benedict Redgrove has captured some of the company’s most radical concept cars from the 1960s and 70s – some never seen before – including designs for Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini and Lancia. The series of images which was originally commissioned by Wallpaper Magazine, exudes a specialty in styling, coach building and manufacturing, with Bertone’s vision categorized by abstract angular frameworks, a use of unique materials for standard auto parts and super-sleek interiors built for luxury and…
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  • Booooooom x The Juice Truck: Summer Ender Party

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with The Juice Truck to create the first-ever Booooooom cold-pressed juice! We’ve called it “Brain On” because it’s designed to help your brain function, and you can come try it at our Summer Ender party! It’s this Thursday, and you’re all invited!     Booooooom x The Juice Truck “Summer Ender” Party When: Thursday September 4th – 7pm till late Where: The Juice Truck Cafe – 28 West 5th     There will be juice, beers, music, fun brain testing games, and…
  • Nicholas Hawker

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    Photos by Nicholas Hawker. More below. View the whole post: Nicholas Hawker over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Jamie Hladky

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    Photos by Canberra-based photographer Jamie Hladky. More below. View the whole post: Jamie Hladky over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Find Snowboarding: Kazakhstan

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Rome Snowboards has launched a new series called “Find Snowboarding” where they go and explore cities not known for snowboarding. This first episode takes them to Kazakhstan, and the image above is Ozzy Henning going big even after breaking his wrist on the first day of the trip. Watch the full video below! View the whole post: Find Snowboarding: Kazakhstan over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Incredible Re-arranged Photographs by Vancouver-based Artist Ed Spence

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    Vancouver-based artist Ed Spence is making some of my favourite work right now. I dropped by his studio a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t leave without buying a piece. Let me explain to you what you’re looking at. Ed takes a photograph of a crumpled piece of reflective paper. Then he prints the image and cuts out a section of it using a blade. He carefully cuts up the section into small “pixels” and re-arranges them based on colour. So if you were to run your hand along the finished photograph you would feel the texture of the cut pieces. You kinda have to see these…
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  • How-To: Make A Summery Coconut-Sea Salt Lip Scrub

    Emily Peckenham
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Read the rest of How-To: Make A Summery Coconut-Sea Salt Lip Scrub Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: beauty, DIY, green how to, green living, Organic
  • Seoul Installing Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations

    Josh Marks
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The smartphone capital of the world has found an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to charge all those homegrown Samsungs and other mobile devices—Seoul, South Korea, is planning to install five charging stations powered by three mini-hydroelectric turbines embedded in the manmade Cheonggyecheon River that runs through the capital’s downtown. Read the rest of Seoul Installing Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Charging Station, Cheonggyecheon River, Enomad, hydroelectric turbines, kinetic energy, renewable power,…
  • The Sochi Winter Village is Now a Ghost Town Just Six Months After the Olympics

    Timon Singh
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    There was a lot of controversy over the Sochi Winter Olympics both before and during the competition, with allegations of corruption, shoddy construction work, and facilities not being ready for the athletes. However six months after the games ended, Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy decided to go explore the Olympic site and found it abandoned and desolate. In his own words, Belenkiy said Sochi was a “ghost town”, and a “huge wasteland that’s abandoned.” Read the rest of The Sochi Winter Village is Now a Ghost Town Just Six Months After the Olympics…
  • Le Grand Plateau House Peeks Out Elegantly Over Quebec Lake

    Nicole Jewell
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Read the rest of Le Grand Plateau House Peeks Out Elegantly Over Quebec Lake Permalink | Add to | digg Post tags: Architecture, Atelier Pierre Thibault, Floating Home, floating structure, homes with stilts, Lake Heron residence, lake home, lake residence, Laurentides region, Le Grand Plateau House, open terrace, quebec, stilts
  • Handcrafted Para Hammock is Made From Over 700 Pieces of Walnut

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hammocks are usually made for the outdoors, but Los Angeles-based furniture designer Chaffee Graham has created a stylish wooden version that we’re convinced would look just as great as an indoor statement piece. Designed by Graham’s furniture company 4th Period Woodshop, the Para Hammock is handcrafted out of over 700 pieces of walnut. The flexing wooden pieces are connected by paracord and are treated for all weather conditions and for durability. + 4th Period Woodshop The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a…
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  • Exhibition: KEEPERS

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    (from the press release) Singapore’s largest-­ever collective of local designers and artisans gather for five months at the Singapore Designer Collective (KEEPERS) showcase from 12 September 2014 to 15 February 2015. Housed at a purpose built pop-­up at Orchard Green, the showcase will highlight the work of Singapore designers from across multiple disciplines – from furniture, fashion, and food to architecture, millinery and home-­wares. KEEPERS will showcase fashion by A.W.O.L, In Good Company, hansel, Dzojchen; accessories by Carrie K., DestiSaint, Heads of State Millinery, Lingwu…
  • Banner Shuffle: Lee Xin Li

    Michele Adriaens
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    “When I started on the banner, there was a void. Slowly, some strong images such as the former National Theatre and National Library came into view as I ponder upon what to draw about Singapore. Gradually, vague, and sometimes vivid recollections of Neo Tiew, the old playgrounds of Singapore or the glimpse of the SIT flats along Pickering Road emerged. Eventually, a collage of images starts to form and it could be seen as an imaginative projection of the thoughts that went through my mind as I explore my homeland, revisiting landscapes in my memory as well as making a journey back into…
  • The Resident Tourist: Vol. 6 by Troy Chin

    Michele Adriaens
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    “Four years back on the island have wrought some heart-rending changes, and entire lifetimes seem to have gone by. But is it really possible to reboot real life?” Troy Chin knocked out volume 6 of the much-loved Resident Tourist and as ever with Troy, I’m sure it will be fantastic. I suggest you find out for yourself by getting your hands on a copy at the STGCC event which opens on September 6 and runs through September 7 at Marina Bay Sands. Troy will be signing his new book on both days between 2:00pm and 2:45pm at the BooksActually booth #H21.
  • Pass By by Ng Si Ying

    Michele Adriaens
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Ng Si Ying is currently studying for a BFA Visual Communication at the Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design & Media. The work she has created under the guidance of TAP Mentor Jerry Goh is about the act of clinging. Here’s her story. “Despite life’s constant flux, we choose to cling on to its impermanence. The ones that pass by, the things that pass by, the minutes that pass by. There are a total of ten chapters in this book, each constituting to the many things we hold on to. Shadows are an expression of the brief transition of life, of the impermanent…
  • Obscura by Tiffany Loy

    Michele Adriaens
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    If you have been searching for an ambient sound and image projector for your iPhone then we definitely suggest the Obscura. Launched on HAYSTAKT, the Obscura is made up of a lens which projects the images on screen, and a sound flap, which directs music to the people behind it. Designer Tiffany Loy: “There are many good-quality smart phone projectors in the market. They are compact, and portable. So why make another one out of card and magnifying lens? I believe there is something delightful about a completely analog add-on to a techy product – like an obscura for a smart phone.
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    The Dieline

  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Ivan Navarro
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before you head out this Labor Day weekend, be sure to check out concepts and student work we wish were real. From a mystery bar of chocolate that reveals itself, to a range of liqueurs based on hallucinogenic flowers, these 10 projects would all be perfect for a Labor Day activity if they were only real. Happy Labor Day! Prescription Beer Concept  Peter Jostrand created a clever way to remind people to take their daily dose of alcohol. “Prescription Beer” is a set of matte white “medication” beer bottles dipped half way in pigment. Each glass, labeled a day…
  • Omnipollo

    Ivan Navarro
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Swedish brewing nomads Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin founded Omnipollo in 2011. Fentie, a homebrewing enthusiast and Grandin, a visual artist and one of the founders of Cheap Monday, take a unique approach to brewing that has seen them ferment the label's success in a short span of time while developing an enthusiastic following among the craft beer community and discerning drinkers alike.  Näcken is a collaborative effort between Omnipollo, Siren Craft Brew and the Swedish homebrew champion Rick Gordon Lindqvist, 2013. In Scandinavian folklore, Näcken, or Strömkarlen, is a male water…
  • Mayr-Melnhof Packaging

    Barbara Zandvliet
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
     Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP), one of the world’s largest folding carton manufacturers and and designers Gerlinde Gruber and Christine Strempel didn't have to look very far for inspiration for its trade show promotional packaging.      The artwork fused about 1700 colorful MMP boxes to produce an attention-getting mural at the Interpack 2014 processing and packaging trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. Client: Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Creative Director and Designer: Gerlinde Gruber Designed by: Christine Strempel Country:…
  • The Camden Watch Company

    Barbara Zandvliet
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    AMS Design Studio, a London-based watch and product design studio created vintage packaging re-imagined for The Camden Watch Company.   As a watch brand designed in-and-inspired-by the rich heritage of Camden Town, the packaging had to show the brand's appreciation for dapper, turn-of-the-century men's style while also appealling to the modern man. "It was important that the boxes reflected the watches themselves. They had to represent the heritage of Camden; the Victorian railways, the stables, the canals, but also be modern and fun like the Camden of today." - AMS Design…
  • Hecserli Delicatessen Shop

    Barbara Zandvliet
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Graphasel Design Studio in Hungary produced identity design and packaging for Hecserli Delicatessen Shop, a premium quality sandwich and grocery shop located in the heart of Budapest.   SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) Graphasel used Hecserli's namesake as inspiration for the graphics adorning its stationary, packaging and identity. "Hecserli" is a Hungarian folk-name for rose hips fruit, the red/orange fruit of the rose plant. SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) SM Stationary Branding Mock Up (Volume I) Technicolor reds spread…
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    Cool Material

  • Cult of Individuality – Future Vintage Project

    Mike Newman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    You know you’re not supposed to toss your raw denim in the wash, but there’s that breaking point when you just have to, right? Cult of Individuality wants to entice you to push those limits with the Future Vintage Project. If you can commit to breaking in a pair of raw denim from Cult as often as possible through April 30th without washing them, you could earn a $1,000 credit and your personal style even get produced. Throughout the process, ...
  • The Sunday Hangover

    Mike Newman
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    1 Kyra Santoro – The Hundreds 2 How to Cut Cheese – Huffington Post 3 Goods: Back to Business – Cool Material 4 The Greatest Line Every Simpsons Character Ever Delivered – The Wire 5 8 Bit Sin City – Youtube 6 The Tricks of Documentary Filming – High Snobiety 7 Grilling Hacks – Serious Eats 8 What It Looks Like When a Squid Listens to Cypress Hill – The World’s Best Ever 9 One Stroke Dragon Art – Huh ...
  • Whisky Potato Chips Exist And Need To Be Eaten

    Mike Newman
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    We’ve gorged ourselves on many a bag of potato chips after we’ve had a bit too much to drink. Now, we can just combine the experience into one event. Mackie’s of Scotland has created some whisky potato chips to stuff in your booze-craving gullet. The only kicker is they’re whisky and haggis flavored and the latter is not on our top ten list of favorite foods. Still, some booze in crisp form is an idea we could get behind. We’ll have ...
  • The Weekend Agenda

    Mike Newman
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 1 LOOK AT THIS: Jessica Hart for GQ – GQ 2 READ THIS: Evolution of the Pen – Cool Material 3 MAKE THIS: Resin-Inlaid Wood – Shinium 4 EAT THIS: Caramel Coffee Syrup – Sprinkle Some Sugar 5 SEE THIS: Starred Up – iTunes 6 DRINK THIS: Kicked-Up Coffee Grantia – ...
  • Mover and Shaker Pens Are Lightweight But Strong

    Mike Newman
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Don’t let their machine shop looks fool you, the Mover and Shaker pens are lightweight and agile writing instruments. Crafted from 7075 aluminum, each of these pens is extremely strong and durable without being too heavy for elongated periods of writing. Each pen features a smooth, silent, and addictive clicking mechanism and a stainless steel clip for transport. Well-made pens with no fuss.
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  • Stylish Walk-in-Closets Ideas

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Getting out of bed in the morning, opening the window to refresh your mind, body and spirit, showering and then carelessly walking into your closet to pick out your outfit for the day sounds like the beginning of a unique day balanced by a healthy routine. Don’t settle for a closet that’s a cross between […] The post Stylish Walk-in-Closets Ideas appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Guide To Working In Belgravia

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Belgravia is one of London’s most prestigious locations, and office space in the area is ideal for those businesses that want to use an address as a statement of success. When it comes to finding office space Belgravia allows businesses to locate themselves next to embassies and some of the world’s most expensive homes, whilst offering […] The post Guide To Working In Belgravia appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Smartening Up: Designing a Garden With A Conservatory

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Sitting outdoors in the garden is a delight, but it’s not always possible to lounge outside all year round. Once the summer is over, even on sunny days it can be too windy or rainy to sit back on the garden furniture and enjoy the weather. One way to continue to enjoy your garden once […] The post Smartening Up: Designing a Garden With A Conservatory appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Pavilion Shaped Wind by Michael Jantzen

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    We do love creative and unique projects even if they are too hard to become live. And today’s project isn’t an exception.The Wind Shaped Pavilion is a design proposal for a large fabric structure that can be used as a public or private pavilion. The design of California-based Jantzen has successfully merged artistic creativity and […] The post Pavilion Shaped Wind by Michael Jantzen appeared first on dsgnWrld.
  • Managing your design projects to meet your deadlines

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    All businesses, whether large or small and regardless of what area of commerce they are involved in, should have systems in place to ensure they complete their projects on time and within budget. In addition to keeping clients happy, having a coherent project management strategy helps increase efficiency, reduces costs and maintains a high level […] The post Managing your design projects to meet your deadlines appeared first on dsgnWrld.
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  • spark awards 2014. call for entries.

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    2014 Spark Awards call for entries [ 8th anniversary ] For Spark’s 8th anniversary, there are eight competition categories [ details ] Spark is also offering for a very limited time coupon, good for 20%-off for any of the 8 Spark Competitions: Product; Health; Graphic; Experience; Transport; Screen; Spaces and Concept Design. The coupon code is HotTime The coupon is valid August 22 to August 31. standard deadline> 22 september 2014 ( reduced fees ) late and last deadline > 10 october 2014 [ registration ] [ spark awards ]
  • at the noun project images do the talking.

    Veronica Kovachi
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    A picture is worth a thousand words and then some at The Noun Project. The project has a simple platform and a straightforward revenue model: symbols are free to use if the author is credited. If the user wants an uncredited symbol, then the user pays a fee. It is an idea that has taken off and has expanded. “The audience applies to anyone that needs to visually communicate,” said Sofya Polyakov, co-founder and CEO. The Noun Project knew their initial target market would be designers. But, that market customer has expanded in surprising ways; from teachers and designers to FEMA and the…
  • Is your house earthquake-ready?

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    is your house earthquake-ready? how to prepare for the big one. [ los angeles times ]
  • cusp conference 2014. update 18.

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    2014 presenter tricia prabhu really wants everyone to think twice. 2013 presenter sanat bhole innovation engineer [ new video ] time really is ticking, ticking, ticking into the future. grab your cusp 2014 passes before the end of the month. the money you save may be your own. cusp conference 2014 (the design of everything) will be held in the theater at chicago’s museum of contemporary art. 22 > 23 october 2014. [ update 18 ] [ details ] [ register ] @CuspConference #Cusp2014
  • Sound 1 bluetooth speakers by cloudandco for elevenplus.

    Phil Patton
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Desktop speakers for phones and other mobile devices have become a wondrously rich area for design innovation in the last few years. The Korean firm Cloud and Co offers a warm, minimal take on the ideas with crystaline cylinders inspired by Muji and Fukaswa, Bauhaus and Braun. [ cloudandco ] [ elevenplus ]
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    DeTnk - A new way of collecting design

  • Alfred Street by Studio Four

    Collecting Design
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Celebrated multidisciplinary team Studio Four crafted a light and peaceful home in Melbourne; focusing on raw materials and unambiguous lines to differ each space. read more
  • Villa F by Hornung and Jacobi Architecture

    Collecting Design
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Villa F is a holiday retreat sporting ultra modern architecture. Hornung and Jacobi Architecture opted for a minimalist and calm project, keeping their eyes on sustainability and efficiency. read more
  • Casa do Conto arts&residence by Pedra Líquida

    Collecting Design
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    Casa do Conto arts&residence, is a boutique hotel located in Porto, Portugal, designed by the architectural office Pedra Líquida. The hotel’s design combines contemporary spirit with lush interior finishes, giving life to a beautiful nineteenth century house through a restoration process. read more
  • The Dinder House by Isle Crawford

    Collecting Design
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    The Dinder House: a conversion of a Regency-era property into a contemporary family home, was designed by Isle Crawford. A key element of the re-design was functionality – ensuring the home could be fully utilized by the family who occupies it (including four young boys). read more
  • Provincetown Beach Cabin

    Collecting Design
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    This classic beach-side cabin in the charming Provincetown, Massachusetts has all the elements of a beach house and a cozy cabin in the woods. Mixing rustic furnishings with black and white modern accents, the cabin has a very stripped bare feel, making for an eclectic and unique interior. read more
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    Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

  • Change of hat

    Carole Guevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Last day as editor for 15 days. Change of hat: songwriter – composer – arranger -> recording debut album ‘Changing‘. See ya’ again on Sept 7.
  • VDW invitation

    Carole Guevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Vancouver Design Week is a not-for-profit social enterprise created by a passionate team of volunteers from across design disciplines. _______ VDW is a collaborative platform, a call to action, and an invitation to us all to immerse in design and its transformative potential. Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. Upcoming: September 15-28 _______ Very cool and edgy website interface! Love it!
  • RuleByArt is??

    Carole Guevin
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    RuleByArt provide designers with the highest quality handmade + digital /art / resources: _______ Hand painted typefaces, tileable vectors, graphic patterns, abstract photography, 3d generated art, and more. As artists themselves they pride themselves in having high standards you can see in the work. _______ Get 20% off with Promo Code: NETDIVER
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  • Bed and Beer: The Dogfish Inn on the Delaware Coast

    Izabella Simmons
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The perfect summer chaser: Brew master Sam Calagione's new boutique hotel, the Dogfish Inn, is set in a former motel on the harbor in Lewes, Delaware, not far from beaches, pretty coastal towns, and his own Dogfish Head brewpub and distillery. Catering to design purists and beer fans alike, the motel's overhaul was masterminded by Studio Tack, a Brooklyn team with impressive hospitality creds—partner Jou-Yie Chou is a former brand director and "cultural engineer" of the Ace Hotel Group. Photography via Dogfish Inn, unless otherwise noted.  Above: The 16-room motel was completely…
  • 5 Favorites: Space-Saving Stacking Bowls

    Christine Chang Hanway
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spatial efficiency down to the last detail—that's the way we like it. Here are five stackable bowls that will save you kitchen storage space. Look carefully: Some of these designs even have other uses.  Above: Best known for his iconic Tea Kettle, Japanese designer Sori Yanagi also designed a set of simple and functional stainless-steel mixing bowls that come in three sizes with accompanying sieves. Available via Amazon, the 6-Piece Set is $122.37, and in the UK, the 6-Piece Set is £79.26. Above: Joseph Joseph's Nest 100 is the ultimate space saver: the nine-piece food preparation set…
  • A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four

    Christine Chang Hanway
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many of us aspire to an organized life, but for those living in open lofts, it’s the only way to stay sane. Nine hundred square feet for a family of four never seemed so airy and spacious as in this Paris loft renovation by Septembre Architecture. With the perimeter of the space lined with multi-functional cabinetry, there's a place for everything, leaving the open quarters super organized and clutter free.  Photography by Maris Mezulis via Septembre Architecture of Paris.   Above: The loft is in a former manufacturing warehouse that sits in a Paris alley. The apartment…
  • Table of Contents: The Organized Life

    Remodelista Team
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    The late-summer song of the crickets is reminding us: it's time to get back to school and work. Toward that end, we're devoting this week to getting things at home in order. Above: Labware lines the kitchen shelves at Christina Kim's Dosa 818 in LA. Photograph by Matthew Williams from Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Monday Above: It's not too late for a beach escape—or to take inspiration from a seaside boutique motel with furniture made by small workshops around the country. Watch for Izabella's Hotels & Lodging post later today. Tuesday Above: Wouldn't it be nice to…
  • Current Obsessions: So Long, Summer

    Remodelista Team
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here's a look at what we're loving lately: Above: A peek inside artists' and makers' toolboxes. Photograph via Design Sponge.  For a good laugh: an Athens architect creates several absolutely useless products. Keep track of where you're going and where you've been with Oliver Jeffers's Places on Earth map. Above: Brian Paquette, a finalist in Remodelista's Considered Design Awards Best Professional Bedroom category, revamps his clients' Seattle house. Photograph by Belathée.  News flash: The majority of Ikea's images are computer…
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    design mind - business. technology. design.

  • Conversations about Reimagining Cities

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

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

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

    Alvaro Marquez
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
  • Crises, Conflict, and Data: Creating an Open Platform for Humanitarians

    Michael DelGaudio and Jennifer Dunnam
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Information Management Office, Fredy Gamez, examines crisis data plotted across the region using OCHA Colombia’s Monitor system. Photo credit: Yumi Endo On April 28th, frog kicked off a partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to design an open platform for data exchange among UN agencies, NGOs, and governments. Humanitarian work is forever evolving alongside crises; emerging technologies suggest new opportunities for improving collection, communication, and analysis of data collected in crises. Recently, at the Open Knowledge…
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    Logo Design Blog

  • Why your brand identity needs professional logo maker

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

    Ben Johnson
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    Designing brand logos is a serious job because it gives your business recognition, identity and a face. You seriously don’t want to mess with your brand face because this way you easily lose your customers and don’t get any competitive edge in the market.  You can make things go out of your hands yourself by  [ Read More ]
  • Christmas a holiday for everyone to enjoy!

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

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

    Ben Johnson
    20 Nov 2013 | 3:10 am
    Have you planned anything for Black Friday yet? Black Friday is a crazy cool day on the internet it’s a treat for web marketers, where they can interact with all their customers by giving discounts and earning them too!  It is just like Super Bowl, so cool that it get discussed everywhere and creates a  [ Read More ]
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    Living Locurto | Party Ideas, Printables & Crafts | DIY Lifestyle Blog

  • Blog Elevated Conference Ticket Giveaway

    Amy Locurto
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m excited to be speaking at the Blog Elevated Conference this September in Galveston! This is a conference to help you take your blog to the next level.  Which is what I’m all about when I speak at events. If you are a blogger, don’t miss this great giveaway and discounted conference tickets just for Living Locurto readers! Not only is the event in a great location, the luxurious Moody Gardens, in Galveston, TX, everyone involved is ready to give you the skills to create a business out of your blog.  Whether you blog as a hobby but would like to make some money, or…
  • 5 Things Tween Boys Want From Moms

    Amy Locurto
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    As my son grows into a teenager right before my eyes, I have to admit that I’m freaking out a bit! I have been thinking a lot about how much he has changed since becoming a tween. He will be a teenager in one more year and I want to make sure we keep a good mother and son relationship. I knew how to be a mom to a little boy who got scared, or who drenched me with water on bumper boats. I knew how to react when he pestered his little sister for fun or did stupid stuff (believe me there has been enough of this to write a book!). But now as he gets older, I have started questioning…
  • Free Printable School Lunch Box Planner

    Amy Locurto
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Our school starts today which means it’s time to pack lunches! Instead of packing the same lunch each week, I hope to get a little more creative this year. To help with planning ahead, I designed a free printable lunch box weekly calendar. I also put together a free printable with 85 food ideas to add to a lunch box. I hope these lunch box ideas will help you get organized for the school year with some healthy lunches for your kids! (more…)
  • Teacher Gift Wrapping Idea

    Amy Locurto
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    We’re “wrapping up” the Back to School Party today with an adorable Teacher Gift Wrapping Idea by Thuy at My Paper Pinwheel. I love this simple and creative gift wrap idea that is a perfect craft for anytime of the year! Enjoy ~ Amy (more…)
  • Free Printable School Stickers

    Amy Locurto
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    A few more days left of the Back to School Party! I’m loving these super cute Free Printable School Sticker designs by Kristen at Paper Crave! I can’t believe my kid’s school starts on Monday. Summer went by fast! I can’t wait to print these and surprise them with sweet notes in their back packs and lunches. I hope you enjoy Kristen’s goodies today! ~ Amy (more…)
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    The Office Stylist

  • Behind-the-scenes of Movember’s Brand New U.S. Headquarters {Office Tour}

    Sarah Weiner
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
      Interview with Mark Hedstrom, Country Director for Movember US Where did the inspiration for your office design come from? Movember wanted to design an inspiring place for its team to come to work. With one of Movember’s values being innovation, the design and casual working areas encourage staff to think differently and challenge the... View full post > Related posts: TRO Jung|Brannen Headquarters The Amazingly Fun Snagajob Headquarters Kahler Slater Headquarters
  • Office Transformation Series: The Poppin. Effect

    Sarah Weiner
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    After a lot of hard work and a few broken nails, WORK. is finally complete. I am so thrilled of how the office turned out. So, without further ado, I am sharing with all of you the transformation in a ‘Office Transformation Series’. I will highlight a few of my favorite DIY projects and accessories... View full post > Related posts: Steel Tanker Desk Transformation What’s in The Office Stylist’s Work Bag? NEW SERIES Smoke Series by Maarten Baas for Moooi
  • How to Design a Dark Office That’s Chic

    Sarah Weiner
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Don’t be scared of dark colors in an office space. Yes, I talk a lot about brightening an office, but that shouldn’t mean you have to stay 100 feet away from darker shades. In fact, I love black and navy A LOT. If you ever saw me in the office, I most likely will be... View full post > Related posts: Reader question: How to Have Dark Colors in your Office without it Seeming Gothic Lighten up that DARK workspace Stylishly Chic Home Office Makeover
  • How Turnstone’s Campfire Collection Is Changing The Way We Work

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The once daunting and uninviting conference tables of my parent’s generation are a thing of the past. Companies big and small are now starting to recognize that an inviting work culture is an important factor in an employee’s well-being. Ping Pong tables and large kitchens in corporate offices are not only encouraged by the emerging... View full post > Related posts: Want the LUX look for less? Target’s got a new collection for you… Spiritually Chic with the New Deepak Chopra + Rachel Roy Collection Futuristic Furniture Design: Capsule Collection
  • August Ink: Stylish, Inspirational Home and Office Decor

    Sarah Weiner
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    After stumbling across August Ink’s adorable collection on Instagram, I was able to connect with the designer, Andrea Daniel, herself. I love connecting with other successful woman entrepreneurs. I wanted to share with you a few of my current August Ink obsessions, because they are not only cute but inspirational too! This is our motto... View full post > Related posts: The Office Stylist in the August Issue of People Style Watch! Want to Keep your Office Guests Happy? Stylish Home Office Design for a Client
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    The Design Files

  • Man Week · Daniel Giffin

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Melbourne lighting designer Daniel Giffin working on his ‘H’ light. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. The ‘Oko’ table light by Daniel Giffin. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Daniel Giffin at work in his Ringwood workshop. Photo - Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Studio details at Giffin Design. Photo – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Daniel Giffin in his Ringwood workshop. Photo - Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Daniel Giffin is a young Melbourne lighting designer who we’ve had our eye on for some time.  With an…
  • Man Week · Gift Guide + Giveaway

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Design Files Man Week Gift Guide & Giveaway! Clockwise from left to right: Dr Spinner light by Dowel Jones ($300.00), Klein/Gem black stool by Tuckbox ($325.00), Mr. Dowel Jones floor light by Dowel Jones ($250.00), Vis-a-vis Cabin Luggage by Crumpler ($395.00). Photo – Sean Fennessy, styling / production - Lucy Feagins, assistant styling – Nat Turnbull. The Design Files Man Week Gift Guide & Giveaway! Clockwise from left to right: Vide-Poche from Henry Wilson ($165.00), Moleskine writing click pen from Nation State ($22.95), Vintage Contax G1 body film…
  • Interview · Leila Jeffreys

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘Penguin’ no.1 Magpie, 2014. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. ‘Sooty’ Lesser Sooty Owl, 2014. Part of Leila’s upcoming exhibition ‘Prey’ at Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. ‘Ash’ Grey Falcon, 2014. Part of Leila’s upcoming exhibition ‘Prey’ at Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. ‘Cleo’ Peregrine Falcon, 2014. Part of Leila’s upcoming exhibition ‘Prey’ at Olsen Irwin Gallery. Photo – Leila Jeffreys. Leila Jeffreys capturing ‘Penguin’ the magpie…
  • Small Business · Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    August is coming to an end, which means today marks our final story in this inaugural Small Business series, supported by Bank of Melbourne.  The good news is, we’ve had such great feedback about this new column that we have decided to continue with our Small Business features on a monthly basis from hereon in!  Once a month we will feature a different local small business, asking all the business-y questions which we hope will help other fledgling entrepreneurs.  Suggestions welcome!  - Lucy Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group (with Levi!). Photo – Eve…
  • Sydney Home · Dion Antony, Anna Feller and Family

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Sydney home of Dion Antony, Anna Feller and Family. Their garden oasis adjoining the living room is always a favourite spot for a long lunch. Cushions by Pony Rider. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files. Anna’s favourite lavender plant. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files. Living room details. Photo – Eve Wilson. Production – Lucy Feagins/The Design Files. Living room. Pony Rider cushion, vintage post box filled with plants, picnic basket on wheels.  Photo – Eve Wilson. Production…
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    Logo Design Love

  • To the contributors

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

    David Airey
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Robert Griffin got in touch to share his Flickr set of vintage enamel and metal badges. Many of the badges are accompanied by a logo history, such as these. Spratt’s badge and ephemera, c1960s On Flickr “The much loved dog calligram (a visual device, cleverly made up of the letters ‘Spratts’ in the image of a dog), was designed in 1936 by Max-Field Bush. In order to qualify for a free Spratt’s badge (as this 1960s example shows), pet owners were asked to collect 32 ‘Trade Mark Symbols’ from either Spratt’s Bonio, Weetmeet Nos. 1 & 2, Ovals,…
  • TM, The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos

    David Airey
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    “The seeds of this book were sown in a special issue of Creative Review magazine, in which my colleagues and I attempted to tell the stories behind the creation of some of the world’s best-known logos. As with the issue, this book is also a group of favourites, rather than an attempt at a definitive ‘best ever’ list. The logos are not ranked in any order; while they have each vied for attention in the real world, they are not in competition here.” All 29 logos featured within the book Written by Mark Sinclair, deputy editor of Creative Review, and published by Laurence King,…
  • The “wheelchair” symbol gets an update

    David Airey
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Dylan Stableford of Yahoo asked me a few questions on the New York update to the International Symbol of Access. Here’s Dylan’s piece. For full context my answers are below. What do you think of the new logo? Jeff Gentry of the Accessible Icon team said the purpose of the project wasn’t to replace the original design, but to create conversation about accessibility, inclusion, and the capability of people with disabilities to navigate their world. That’s a worthy aim, and despite the mostly negative online comments I’ve read it’s probably far too early to…
  • A few things #2

    David Airey
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    What happens when logo contests become rife? Generic logos. World Caps. “32 individual club-logos on snapback caps. For love of the game.” An interview with iconic designer Ivan Chermayeff, on Co.Design. “Sometimes the business side of things — the preparation of getting a client to understand where you’re coming from, and communicating that intelligibly enough so they might agree with you, is often more work than the design work itself.” Responsive logos. “An exploration into scalable logos for the modern web. Resize your browser (Or rotate your device) to see the reductions…
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  • Friday Link Pack

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:43 am
    Here’s unique way to show your logo/type work.. Dan Cassaro’s design sense is nothing short of impressive. - Be Wild and Wonder - A 1983 Volkswagen Golf Covered in Popcorn - Love this: Free Mailbox Stickers Signify Goods Residents Are Willing to Lend Neighbors - Summer of ice cream sandwiches. Made me smile. - The Makers Manual by PSFK - Places on Earth by Oliver Jeffers. - 8 Things I’ve learned about marriage, by Joanna Goddard - The Philosopher’s Mail never disappoints. - Kiss someone you love. - I want to mount one of these over my desk. - How to eat sushi - Push it…
  • Insect Eyes

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Hop over to But Does it Float for stunning macro photographs of insect eyes by Yudy Sauw
  • Real Things

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Papier-Mâché Projects

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    This little family is currently spending a week in the Northfork, enjoying the last week before school starts again. I’ve reconnected with my younger self and looked up some papier-mâché projects to do with my 8 year old, Ella. Here are some of my favorite finds: Papier-Mâché Bug Papier-Mâché Lollipop man (no instructions) Papier-Mâché Face (no instructions) Papier-Mâché Turtle with Step-by-step instructions DIY Papier-Mâché Pencil Toppers (step-by-step instructions) Papier-Mâché Bowls (with step-by-step instructions) And then here, slightly creepy personalized DIY…
  • Collapsable Hot Tub

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    A Hot Tub that goes everywhere you go. Wow!
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    CoolHunter RSS Feed

  • Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Texas-born, Atlanta-based chef-turned-restaurateur, Ford Fry, continues to enrich Atlanta’s dining offering. Earlier this year, his Rocket Farm restaurant group opened its fifth restaurant, St. Cecilia, in The Pinnacle building in Buckhead, in the space previously occupied by Bluepointe. To design the establishment that has room for nearly 200 in total, Fry selected Meyer Davis Studio of New York, established in 1999 by Will Meyer and Gray Davis. Fry has used the same studio for his King + Duke restaurant. Meyer Davis’s work on prestigious retail…
  • Trocadero Apartment by Francois Champsaur

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are not quite sure how long we can stand feeling this envious but, for now, our envy is directed sharply at the owners of the gorgeous 500-square-meter (5,382 sq.ft) Parisian property, recently overhauled by designer François Champsaur. The Marseilles-born, Paris-based designer was faced with a double challenge. The family has owned this apartment for generations, yet Champsaur’s brief was to make it “unrecognisable,” as he is quoted as saying in a magazine article. Also, the apartment is located in the Trocadéro neighbourhood with views of the Eiffel Tower…
  • Samovar Tea Bar - San Francisco

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although there is not a samovar in sight – neither anything resembling the ornate boiler of tea water - the two-month-old Samovar tea bar in The Mission area of San Francisco is most decidedly dedicated to tea. This is the fourth Samovar in owner Jesse Jacobs’ little empire (the other three are also in San Francisco), and clearly different from the others which are more traditional tea houses. The Mission Samovar is a feast for the eyes and soul in its fine minimalist balance. What is NOT there makes this altar of tea-time contemplation so incredibly beautiful. The antidote to the…
  • Science Cafe Library by Anna Wigandt

    9 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A science and engineering museum’s café project inspired interior designer and photographer Anna Wigandt to create a cool space for enjoyment and study, but she also invented a few products of her own. The Science Cafe & Library is located in Wigandt’s home town, Chişinău (formerly known as Kishinev), the capital city of Moldova on the river Bîc. The main features of the self-serve café and library are the jigsaw-puzzle table and the book displays. The table’s inspiration, according to Wigandt, was German astronomer Johannes Kepler’s 1596…
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    Lovely Package

  • Deep Løve

    Lovely Package
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Designed by Ostecx | Country: Poland “Deep Løve is a collaboration of Alebrowar and Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø. Our tasks were naming and packaging design of this unique beer. As a result, the Collaborative West Coast Belgian Rye Ipa hits the market in the bottle without traditional labels, but with a single-color prints directly on the glass”  
  • Tru Bru

    Lovely Package
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Designed by Epic | Country: Australia “Tru Bru, meaning ‘true flavour, brewery fresh’, is a high-tech system of take-home craft beer. With the bottles the primary vehicle and a great opportunity for customer interaction, a clear and engaging brand was developed around the uniquely branded glassware. Three characters were developed for the three bottle sizes: Boris the bear (the ‘growler’), Fitzherbert Sinclair (the ‘squealer’) and Coco Voltaire (the ‘whistler’). Fables were written to profile each character and personality, whilst…
  • Le Parcel

    Lovely Package
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Designed by Seven Fifty Five | Country: United States “The 2015 Le Parcel packaging system is the 3rd round of packaging systems Seven Fifty Five has created for Le Parcel. Each iteration serving a new purpose; a response to challenges faced by the company’s subscription business model. The challenges to address with this edition of Le Parcel’s packaging was first, weight. To accommodate this need the framework of the box had to be completely redesigned, including the use of a lighter-weight cardboard box. Graphics, including the bold pink interior, are silk screened rather…
  • Bassett

    Lovely Package
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Designed by Squad Ink | Country: Australia “Paul Bassett, former World Barista Champion, is the visionary behind Bassett Espresso. From the moment Paul presented us with the challenge to reinvigorate his existing coffee brand, we recognised what was to be a truly rewarding collaboration. Bassett Espresso is a reflection of Paul’s personal taste. It portrays his journey of creative expression and the continuation of his relationship with coffee, capturing the imagination and potential of quality espresso.”  
  • Tanqueray Old Tom

    Lovely Package
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    Designed by Sedley Place | Country: United Kingdom “Diageo is introducing a limited edition of its Tanqueray Old Tom gin with a revitalised label and pack designed bySedley Place. The creative concept sees the reintroduction of Old Tom gin as a 1litre clear bottle for the bar trade, with a limited run of 100,000 bottles available for purchase. The Old Tom limited edition follows Diageo’s successful reintroduction of Tanqueray Malacca gin in 2013″  
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    The Inspiration Room

  • Scrabble Power of Words

    Duncan Macleod
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ukraine agency Twiga and design studio Tough Slate Design have produced a set of four print advertisements for Scrabble, using digital manipulation to provide creative word plays. The fusion campaign puts the cat in caterpillar, the crow in crowbar, the pen in penguin and car in carrot. “The power of words”. Credits The Scrabble Power of Words campaign was developed at Twiga, Kiev, Ukraine, by creative director/copywriter Slavik Fokin with art director/copywriter Dima Tsapko at Tough Slate Design.
  • Trivial Pursuit in Print Puzzles

    Duncan Macleod
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Trivial Pursuit the Hasbro board game, is presented in a series of seven print and outdoor advertisements from DDB Paris, each using an empty category wedge to evoke the game’s test of general knowledge. What’s the name of Great Pyramid of Giza? Who appears on Mount Rushmore with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln? Name the major character in the 1933 film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Who was the first person to be photographed on the moon? What was the highest grossing film of the 1980s? The Norwegian word for dog provided the…
  • The Sounds of GE in Big Drop

    Duncan Macleod
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    GE has released “The Big Drop”, a sound and vision work as part of “The Sounds of GE”, showcasing the crucial role of sound in GE’s engineering. Audio recordings are used by engineers to perform real-time diagnostics of airplanes, locomotives, power turbines and medical equipment, allowing for prediction and diagnosis of faults, maintenance to be scheduled, and failures to be avoided before they occur. New York DJ and sound artist Matthew Dear worked with GE Accoustics Engineer Andrew Gorton to gather over 1000 discrete samples recorded at GE research centers around…
  • OK Go The Writing’s on The Wall

    Duncan Macleod
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    OK Go’s music video for “The Writing’s On The Wall” has won the Best Visual Effects award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Brooklyn-based production company 1stAveMachine and their experimental agency division SpecialGuest collaborated with OK Go members to create a one-take film focused on optical illusions. Drawing inspiration from artists like Georges Rousse and Felice Varini a large team in a Brooklyn warehouse used real time objects to create 4 minutes of fascination and pleasure. OK Go released the music video on Youtube in June, along with a few…
  • Samsung Galaxy Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Duncan Macleod
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    Samsung Mobile UK has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a YouTube video featuring the Samsung Galaxy S5. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease, has been connected with the Ice Bucket meme over the last month. Participants have ice cold water poured over themselves while challenging others to take up the challenge and/or donating funds to medical research. Samsung’s campaign challenges Apple’s iPhone, HTC’s One M8 and Lumia’s 930 to take up the challenge, and invites followers to support the UK based…
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    Bit Rebels

  • 11-Year Old Cancer Survivor Reinvents The IV Pole

    Richard Darell
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Innovation usually comes from multinational companies around the world but as we have seen before, individuals can change the world as well. It is particularly inspiring when innovation comes from a young person who’s only aspiration is to increase the quality of life for a group of people that really need it. This is exactly what Kylie, a Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer survivor, decided to do after winning her fight with her malicious disease. She decided to reinvent the IV Pole. In the U.S. there are close [...]The post 11-Year Old Cancer Survivor Reinvents The IV Pole appeared first on Bit…
  • How To Save Big With Online Coupon Codes

    Richard Darell
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We recently published an article in which we presented five tips on how to save money when shopping online. We wanted to continue that topic by taking a closer look at what has become one of the most popular form of deals on the Internet. I am of course talking about online coupon codes. There are an increasing number of websites that offer the ability to search for the cheapest place to buy a product, but coupon codes can significantly save you even more money. [...]The post How To Save Big With Online Coupon Codes appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • Japan Unveils World’s First Android Newscaster

    Richard Darell
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Ever since the dawn of cinematic entertainment people have been significantly mesmerized by robots. In the beginning it was a sign of superiority, however lately, it has become a visionary tool to help us in our daily lives as well as to keep us company. The aim has always been to mimic the human intelligence as well as our ever astounding animatics. Japan, as it seems, has always been in the forefront of robotics, and they recently unveiled the world’s first android newscaster. The android [...]The post Japan Unveils World’s First Android Newscaster appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 5 Tips To Save Money When Shopping Online

    Richard Darell
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Almost from the start, the Internet was angled towards shopping. As soon as companies started realizing that people from all around the world were able to go into their website and look around, the idea of online shopping was born. Ever since that day the Internet has created new business opportunities for companies that would have otherwise never survived the harsh real life competitive climate that we see each and every day on shopping streets around the world. As the Internet grew, new markets found [...]The post 5 Tips To Save Money When Shopping Online appeared first on Bit Rebels.
  • 10 Reasons To Use Mobile Monitoring Software On Your Kid’s Smartphone

    Richard Darell
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    It is easy to understand why parents worry about their children when you look at what kind of state the world is currently in. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your child, and whatever assistance you can get is a welcome help for most. We are constantly told we should be careful how we use our smartphones as they can easily get infected with all kinds malware, however, mobile monitoring software is not all bad. It is important to [...]The post 10 Reasons To Use Mobile Monitoring Software On Your Kid’s Smartphone appeared first on Bit Rebels.
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  • Simplified Faucet Washes its Own Handle Every Time it’s Used

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When you use traditional faucets, you typically end up touching the handles with dirty hands, and then touching them again with wet hands to turn them off. And usually, this means either wiping the handles down or leaving water on them, which can ruin the finish of some fixtures. Designer Sarang Sheth came up with an elegant solution that doesn't involve the irritating fussiness of no-touch faucets. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Futuristic Fixture: Chrome Faucet Head & Handle Design Hot or Cold? Faucet Head Glows to Show as Water Flows…
  • Home’s Shape is Distorted and Augmented by Its Own Shadow

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you watch the shadows thrown by a house on a sunny day, you might notice that they tend to form an almost entirely separate (imaginary) structure. Architectural artist Michael Jantzen created a public art project that forever freezes the shadows of a structure into their own dark volume. "The Shadow House, Friday March 13th 8:35 am 2014" is a house-shaped object with a permanently attached shadow. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadow Cubes: 3D Art of Augmented Reality Architecture Silhouette Seats: Eye-Tricking Shadow Chairs Defy Gravity…
  • Gabled Concrete Home Pays Tribute to Archipelago Landscape

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A long and narrow series of gabled volumes mimic the boathouse architectural typology commonly seen on the Stockholm archipelago in this modern residence by Swedish firm Tham & Videgârd Arkitekter. The striking line of five triangular roofs recall this shape yet subvert it by choosing hard, cold concrete as a main material rather than the lightness of the vernacular wood. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wholly Concrete Home! Foundation, Floor & Much More Camouflaged Concrete: Hill House Blends Into Landscape Concrete Ribbon Home Sits…
  • Stick Insects: Create Your Own Furniture with Basic Components

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Have you ever fancied yourself a furniture designer, but lack the skills required to actually make anything? Many of us have found ourselves wishing we could custom-create the perfect item of furniture or lamp for a particular task that fits perfectly into a certain space or is just the right size and height. Polish designer Jan Godlewski offers a solution in the form of 'Stick Insects,' a set of modular elements that can be used to construct furniture of all sorts. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Modular Furniture: Create Your Own Custom…
  • Work Sofa: Transforming Multi-Purpose Office Furniture

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    A series of rectilinear components come together to create anything from an unusual-looking desk to a cozy corner sofa or a combination of the two. The Work Sofa by Dutch design studio Prooff gives office workers the freedom to change their furniture around to suit their task, whether they're making a private phone call or collaborating on a project with co-workers. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: The Endless Couch: A Modular Transforming Sofa Connected Sofa is the Perfect Space to Work From Home Convertible Bed Couch: Sweet Transforming Sofa…
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    if it's hip, it's here

  • Antonio Santin Conceals Bodies Under Area Rugs. In Oil Paintings.

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Antonio Santin is not a murderer, he’s an artist. Painting large-scale hyper-realistic images of area rugs in oils, he manipulates the shadows... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Hermes Baseball Glove and Bat Are Priced Out Of The Park at $16,000

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Ever wonder what a $14,100 baseball glove looks like? Or a $2000 bat? I did. So now I’m gonna show you. The Homerun mitt and bat by french... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • The Anytime Ale 99-Pack Promotes Austin Beerworks’ Peacemaker.

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Austin Beerworks has released The Anytime Ale 99-pack, a gargantuan rectangular case that hold 99 cans of the craft brewery’s Peacetime. The... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Ben Frost Mixes Drugs and Art With His Painted Pharmaceutical Packages.

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here Last time I introduced you to the work of Australian pop artist Ben Frost it was to share with you his fabulous hand painted McDonalds french fry... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
  • Two Alluring 7 Minute Trips to Burning Man Told In Time-Lapse.

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This original post is from if it's hip, it's here The Fertile Desert and Lake of Dreams are 7 minute films by Roy Two Thousand, a musician/filmmaker and teacher of Film and Media at... This is just a tease of the full post. To see all the images, video and content, please click on the headline to visit the website.
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    Vital Design » The Vital Blog

  • How to Choose a Top Inbound Marketing Agency

    Chuck McMahon
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Finding Your Ideal Inbound Marketing Agency So you’re in the market to hire an inbound marketing agency? Luckily there are many effective strategies when it comes to selecting your new marketing partner. While the process of selecting a top inbound marketing agency is and should be an entirely organic experience, there are several elements you […] The post How to Choose a Top Inbound Marketing Agency appeared first on Vital Design.
  • What Moves Us: Web Design Inspiration Vol. 2

    Scott Prather
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    What Inspires Our Website Design Process As a designer for Vital Design, a top web design company based in Portsmouth, N.H. and Boston, MA, I firmly believe creativity plays a major role in the collaboration I have with all of my creative teammates. For every new project, before we as a team begin to delve […] The post What Moves Us: Web Design Inspiration Vol. 2 appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Online Lead Generation Through Your Website: A Guide For B2B Companies

    Chris Getman
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    How to Generate Leads Online By Better Understanding Your Website’s Potential Is your website driving leads for your business? Real leads that your sales team can close? Most B2B companies struggle with the strategy of online lead generation through their website. They’re unsure where to begin, or how to begin. But like all companies, they […] The post Online Lead Generation Through Your Website: A Guide For B2B Companies appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Vital Welcomes Halie Olszowy and Nicole O’Shaughnessy

    Chuck McMahon
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Vital is super excited to welcome to the team Social Media Assistant Halie Olszowy and Content Marketing Specialist Nicole O’Shaughnessy. Halie Olszowy is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire and is just beginning her professional career with Vital. With a degree in Sociology, Halie spent much of her college experience writing and […] The post Vital Welcomes Halie Olszowy and Nicole O’Shaughnessy appeared first on Vital Design.
  • Scripted’s Website Development : A Client / Agency Story

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

  • Time Slice by Richard Silver

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance from day into night. Silver shoots some 36 photos at intervals over several hours and then layers them into a final composition. The result is amazing! Take a look!  
  • 3D Printed Concrete Castle

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Following two years of research and development into the capabilities of technology on an architectural scale, Minnesota-based engineer Andrey Rudenko has completed a 3D printed concrete castle, life-sized and capable of habitation. The walls of the small fortress, as well as three tops of the towers, have been fabricated separately and finally assembled and amassed […]
  • Ferrari Carbon Fiber Chess Set

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Are you ready to pay $2000 for this stunning Ferrari carbon fiber chess set? You can play checkers on it too. Ferrari’s luxe piece of merchandise for the gaming collector features a wood chess/draughts (basically British for checkers) board covered in carbon fiber and stamped with an enameled metal Ferrari shield. Board squares alternate between […]
  • Stunning Murals by DALeast

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chinese muralist DALeast has its own style and it’s impossible to mistake any his art work as belonging to any other artist. His signature style involves a delicate interplay of unraveling ribbon-like lines that form his animalistic and human forms. The tigers, birds, deer and people he depicts are already bursting with motion, but the […]
  • Creative Food Art by Daryna Kossar

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today we want to show some creative food art by talented artist Daryna Kossar. Darina creates beautiful and funny paintings from food, makes photos and uploads them to Instagram. Take a look at her art works!  
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    Typebased | Typographic Logo Design Gallery

  • Motion Kinetic Typography With Adobe Premiere

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    A very easy way to get text to display along with your audio in Adobe Premiere! Please like and sub if this helped you! Check out my channel for more Adobe T… Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • Personalized Modern Touch Toy Box – Honey Color with Brown Marker Font, Logan Reviews

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    Personalized Modern Touch Toy Box - Honey Color with Brown Marker Font, Logan PLEASE SELECT YOUR NAME CHOICE FROM THE "Size" SELECTION LIST ABOVE. Dibsies does not offer the ability to choose a custom name (not included in the list) when this product is purchased via Amazon.comSafety hinge on lid protects young fingers from getting pinched. CPSIA-compliant Ink Utilized for Personalization.Doubles as a bench for additional seating. Includes side cutout handles for easy mobility.Made from Sturdy MDF. Weight: 34.2 lbs . Assembly Required.Dimensions: 30.55" x 18.27" x 19.6" DIBSIES…
  • Ghost Recon Phantoms : Mickh and Type 95 with bipod on Peshewar.

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Video Rating: 4 / 5 E-type:P:P. Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • KidKraft Personalized Limited Edition Toy Box-White With Pink Script Font,Ella

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    KidKraft Personalized Limited Edition Toy Box-White With Pink Script Font,Ella Convenient storageDoubles as a bench for extra seatingFlip-top lid has safety hinge to protect young fingers from getting pinchedAvailable in white, black, natural, cherry and honeyMade of wood Sprinkle some pretend fairy dust and watch your pretty princess smile as her personalized name appears on this awww-dorable toy chest. This "magical" toy chest makes an attractive, multifunctional addition to any lil' girl's bedroom. It doubles as a bench for even more fairytale fun. List Price: $ 166.99 Price: $ 161.30 H…
  • Pincoya Animated Typeface Promo

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm The Animography Bold Pack 2 is a bundle of 4 animated typefaces: Fat Frank, Huboost, Lasio Grotesk and Pincoya. Video Rating: 5 / 5
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    Information Is Beautiful

  • Announcing the Information is Beautiful Awards 2014…

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

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    After 15,832 person hours of effort over two years (yes, I tracked them), I would like to announce the completion of my new infographic ultra tome, Knowledge is Beautiful. Published by HarperCollins this autumn, it contains exactly 196 new hand-crafted infographics and visualisations, free-ranging across many subjects areas. Science, power, money, health, space, art, thought and dogs. Yes, dogs. Pre-order » UK edition (Amazon) – (Waterstones) – published Sep 25th » US edition (Amazon) – (Barnes & Noble) – Oct 14th » French edition (Nov 6th) How…
  • Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: Taken from the forthcoming infographic mega-tome, Knowledge is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Sep 2014) Pre-order Amazon US & UK.
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  • Myths that Represent Everything that’s Wrong With Web-Designing Perceptions

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Designing a simple website is somehow easy but when it comes to designing an eCommerce website it is a bit complex. I would not say that it is difficult but it is a little complicated as compared to a simple website. In such websites there are chances that your web designer could make some mistakes related to designing and usability of the website. When you are dealing with multiple products and you want to sell your products your website needs to be user friendly and should be able to promote your products efficiently. There are a number of factors that should be taken care of for designing…
  • Custom Online Design Software To Increase Business For Your E-store

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Personalization & customization are the vital aspects of online design software that cater a myriad of advantages and provide the dreamed shopping experience. With relevant use of personalize techniques, the conversion rate of product design tool is boosting by 70%, but the the cost of ad campaign is reducing by around 50%. Keeping this fair ratio in mind, no one can deny the momentousness of personalized technique now in the realm of eCommerce store marketing. Delivering the best shopping experience to the customers has become the prime demand of every business. If you are a merchant…
  • Fuel Your WP Site With Nifty Features Of Jetpack 3.1 Plugin – Mother Of All Plugins

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are not using and admire its befitted features, here is a plugin for you that can provide you altogether the nifty features of both and, and it is named as Jetpack. Thus, whether you have a self-hosted website or the one powered using WP services, you can conveniently enjoy the utile features of the Automattic Jetpack plugin. Jetpack is aka the mother of all plugins, as it provides multiple features packaged under a single plugin. And we know that when we talk about plugins in WordPress, it is considered that “less is more”, as maintaining…
  • Top 6 Jargons That Are Creating A Fizz In Design Industry

    7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Since the recent years, design industry has witnessed an incredible amount of popularity across the globe. Whether you are a designing aspirant or an established professional, there are some peculiar words/phrases that you must be aware of. Being regarded as a living discipline, design evolves and undergoes modifications over time. While some changes are acceptable others simply encounter a downfall. Keeping up to date with all the latest jargons used in the web design world can save you from a lot of headache associated with the technology that’s been used for building innovative…
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    2Modern Blog

  • Wooden Para Hammock (2Modern)
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Summer may be on the wane, but our fingers are crossed for plenty more hammock-worthy days on tap before winter arrives in earnest. The L.A. furniture studio 4th Period Workshop has its own novel (and quite handsome) take on the traditional fabric or canvas hammock, having fashioned their Para Hammock from, surprisingly enough, wood. Designer Chaffee Graham has hand crafted a strong and flexible surface area by weaving together 700 walnut wood tiles and strands of paracord, a combination that appears to have yielded an inviting,  refined alternative to the makeshift…
  • Behind the Design: Shannon Lester of Steel Life (2Modern)
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Earlier this week we briefly introduced three new American brands as part of our series on emerging modern makers. Today we hear more from one of them. Shannon Lester, founder of Steel Life, oversees a collection of modern steel planters that are handcrafted in Bend, Oregon, using local talent. Steel Life’s designs have been featured in magazines like Dwell and Sunset, and Shannon lets us in on the story behind Steel Life’s success. :: How did you get into design of furniture / home goods?  How did you go about learning the skills?With a degree in Landscape…
  • 2Modern Exclusive: Dramatic Designs by SENTIENT (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The word sentient—defined as being in a highly sensitized or conscious state—may ultimately be the most apt description of the Brooklyn design studio SENTIENT. In operation for more than two decades, SENTIENT designs and fabricates a range of highly original furniture, distinguished by tactile richness and visual power. Reclaimed oak, Icelandic lambswool, and sustainably sourced American black walnut are amongst the materials that SENTIENT leverages—along with expert craftsmanship and imaginative detailing—to dramatic, often unexpected effect. SENTIENT’s compelling work,…
  • Kawa Porcelain Vessels from Souda (2Modern)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The young Brooklyn design studio Souda has been making a name for itself with a thoughtful range of products in which process and form are inextricably linked. Their Kawa Procelain series, for instance, designed by Luft Tanaka, one of the three principals who comprise Souda, is the result of “an ongoing investigation into the process of batch-production that yields one-of-a-kind results.” Which is to say, the designer has traded in traditional plaster molds, which produce identical vessels, for reusable leather molds—ensuring that each resulting porcelain form is rendered…
  • Racing to Save Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House (2Modern)
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The only private residence in Florida to have been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in danger of crumbling—a fate that the non-profit Spring House Institute desperately hopes to avert. Given landmark status in 1979 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and then placed on its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list earlier this year, Spring House represents one in a handful of hemicycle (semi-circular) structures designed by Wright towards the end of his career. The result of a serendipitous 1952 meeting with Floridians George and Clifton Lewis, a couple with little money…
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    Design Milk

  • Warm, Modern Home Full of Concrete and Wood Details

    Caroline Williamson
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    A husband and wife geologist nearing retirement actively working from home hired SHED Architecture & Design to design a single family home, dubbed Main Street House, for them in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood. While it’s not on Main Street technically, they named it such because of the pedestrian path and unimproved right of way that flows along to the north of the home. The site has a 20 foot slope from the top to the bottom, giving the couple partial views of Lake Washington, Leschi Park, and the surrounding landscape. They sloped part of the roof too to include an outdoor…
  • Modern Planters by Hedge Outdoor

    Jaime Derringer
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hedge is a new brand of outdoor accessories with colorful and lively shapes. Launched by Cora Neil, a Los Angeles-based environmental designer, Hedge aims to create exciting and fun ways for the urban dweller to add greenery to his or her home, whether on a patio, balcony, or a tiny corner in the kitchen. Cora has launched a Kickstarter to help get her new company off the ground – help make it happen! HEDGE began as an element of a public garden space project Neil was developing while a student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Neil explains, “I was considering the…
  • Desktop Wallpaper: September 2014

    Jaime Derringer
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This month’s desktop was designed by Meg Vazquez, a designer and illustrator based in Washington, DC. From gig posters to typography to web design, this girl’s got a lot going on—in a good way. Meg talk about why she chose this wonderful quote from the late, great Maya Angelou: As someone who creates for a living I think it’s deeply important to be reminded that thinking creatively can be looked at as something that is cyclical. It’s so easy to feel bogged down and burnt out but thinking of creativity as something that can’t be depleted makes so much sense.
  • Sanctuaria: Where Design Meets Biology

    Jaime Derringer
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Morgan Ruben Jansen op de Haar recently graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts in Product Design where he created Sanctuaria as his graduate project. Sanctuaria consists of a series of capsules that contain endangered rainforest flora such as orchids, ferns and mosses that will be able to survive regardless of what happens to their natural habitat. The project features two as of yet unnamed species of orchid obtained from cut trees in Asia, their homeland already destroyed. Within the capsules they find their last refuge. The capsules are suspended within frames made of wood, stone…
  • Modern Fashion Meets Modern Design: #BYBRIZO Twitter Event

    Jaime Derringer
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’m excited to be co-hosting a fun Twitter chat with Brizo and Sarah Sarna of Live the Life You Dream About this Wednesday night from 8-9 PM ET. You can join the conversation using hashtag #bybrizo. We’ll have a fun discussion about fashion and design as well as some fantastic giveaways ($1,100 worth!). So come on down and hang with us this Wednesday evening – you won’t want to miss it! RSVP HERE
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  • Now You Can Drink Champagne From Kate Moss's Boob

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

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

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Hungarian designer Katalin Ivanka of Ivanka Design Studio unveiled a line of concrete handbags at TENT London last month under the Genesis Accessories Collection label.The bags really are made, at least in part, with high performance concrete.The spokesperson for the fashion house says, “Beginning with a model made almost entirely of concrete, the evolution of the collection explores the effects produced by alternating the ratio between concrete and leather.” Pretty cool![via]
  • Models Covered in Elaborate Bodypaint Blend Perfectly Into NYC Landscapes

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Artist Trina Merry uses the human body as the canvas for all of her many incredibly creative projects. Most recently, having relocated to New York City from California, the artist ventured out into the Big Apple to create New York Camouflage Series as a way to learn more about her new hometown.Merry visited spots throughout New York, including the Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, and Coney Island, and got to know the urban scenes a little bit better by painting them across the surface of her models. She then captured the moments by perfectly aligning her models with the backgrounds so that the figures…
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    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery

  • Purdey's (Concept)

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Designer: Caitlin WalshType of project: D&AD SubmissionLocation: Leeds, United KingdomThe origins of botanical drawings was to document and assist the identification of a species, usually for medicinal purpose. This was a fitting concept considering the ingredients within the Purdey’s beverages that aim to supply a natural boost for those seeking some natural energy and rejuvenation.The hand drawn botanical fruits highlights the intricacy of the ingredients used through the detail of each image and reflects the content of the beverage in a simple yet powerful way helping the audience…
  • Bandit’s Rum

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    Agency: 43'oz, MoldovaDesigner: Alex KodimskyClient: Smart Logistic Solution, BelgiumType Of Work: Commercial WorkBANDIT’s Rum - Modern interpretation of authentic Caribbean rumOur design studio was tasked to create the design for authentic Caribbean rum in a modern interpretation under distinctive TM name - «Bandit». It is commonly known that the drink was highly popular among pirates and has a strong association with those distant times of treasure-hunters and gentlemen of fortune. But instead of typical rum-styling approach we used as a basis the design-concept of creation modern…
  • St. Petersburg's Night Cognac

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:35 am
    Creative Agency: DDC Creative LabIgor Mospanov - Executive Director Dmitry Tikhonov - Project Manager Max Herman, Sofia Tereshchenko – DesignersClient: TrialSergey Kuznetsov – Marketing Director Eugene Kondrashov - Director of imports Location: RussiaType of project: Commercial WorkThe task of the Agency was to create a classic cognac design appealing to a wider audience, using recognizable images of St. Petersburg.DDC team found a way to create classical cognac design and at the same time add a uniqueness due to the effect of depth and three-dimensionality.There are the gravure image of…
  • Havana Cigars (Student Project)

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    Designer: Max AmatoArt direction: Paul SheriffLocation: New York, USAProject Type: Student Project Branding, illustration and packaging for for a fictional cigar company called Havana. I was inspired by the fact that cigars are not only a main export of Cuba, but a way to share the country's rich culture. The illustrated labels pay homage to Cuba’s art deco heritage through famous landmarks of its capital city, and the handmade crate references the the country’s longstanding tradition of cigar exporting. Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration.
  • Yon Bike Lamp

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Creative Agency: saad branding+designClient: NastekLocation: Campo Grande, MS, Brazil Project Type: Commercial Work After a successful path in the B2B market, Nastek — leader in Brazil in high performance data communication systems — would start its journey on sales directly to the final consumer by launching a line of trackers to fulfill various demands. The need to create a brand that truly dialogues to its audience is much greater in the B2C market when the relationship between company and consumer is much closer and more personal. The importance of such dialogue is even greater when…
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    Behance Featured Projects

  • Boreálica

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Boreálica is a clinic that specializes in Whole Body Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy uses extremelly low temperatures to decrease inflammation, pain and muscle spasms, and increase cellular survival and muscle relaxation. Boreálica uses specialized cryogenic chambers where the patient is placed for a short duration of maximum three minutes. Patients describe the experience as invigorating and helps them with additional problems such as stress, insomnia, rheumatism, joint pain, itching and psoriasis. Our proposal draws inspiration from the most frigidly cold places on Earth, the North and South…
  • The Plague

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    This is a personal project that we did with my good friend Tolga Özbak?r. We wanted to step out of our daily works and create a story in which we can put both of our talents to good use. Thats how the story of The Plague was born. Both of us being passionate about the concepts of retro futurism, comics and science fiction in general we ended up writing a small synopsis for a story. We wanted to make it more than a few simple portraits so we actually treated this like a movie, complete with storyboards and character designs. From start to finish we enjoyed working on it, its always nice to…
  • shanli 20140825

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
  • Archifest

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In this complete rebrand; the only requirement of the brief was to retain the "Shophouse" silhouette which was adjusted and simplified to show the transformation of Singapore (from Shophouse to city). To further strengthen the logo, the word mark was moved out of the original silhouette and the tagline was shortened to allow for maximum visibility. Additional graphics, special lock-ups and image-masks were developed to further enhance the brand by allowing for greater cohesiveness plus flexibility across all the various materials.
  • Game of Thrones, Season 4 ? VFX breakdown

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Here is our VFX Breakdown for the Season 4 of Game of Thrones.
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  • How to Create Vector Textures in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    Andrei Ștefan
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    You're reading How to Create Vector Textures in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!For some time, textures have been an important part of graphic design, but the process for creating them is not always that clear. This ultimately led you on a hunt to find the ones that were free and tasteful – since not every texture out there will be suitable for the task you want to […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    You're reading Case Studies: Redesigning a Logo Can Be Tricky, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The logo is definitely the most important part of any brand. Its aim is to reveal the qualities of a product or of a society and to communicate what the company mission is. Logos should not be too processed or intricate because they need to be effective and striking in order to evoke impressions in […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules

    Stelian Subotin
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:50 pm
    You're reading 15 Responsive jQuery UI Snippets & Modules, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!With responsive web design evolving as a must-have for every website, more user-interface related issues have started to come up when designing for mobile and tablet devices. In this showcase, we present 15 fresh and responsive jQuery snippets that enhance the experience of users while browsing your website on mobile devices, tablets or regular browsers. […]Advertise here with BSA
  • Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI

    Agbonghama Collins
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:57 am
    You're reading Building a Custom WordPress Registration Form with Flat UI, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!In a previous article, we walked through building a custom login form which can be embedded in a post or page using a shortcode and in a specific theme location using template tag. A lot of WordPress users would prefer custom login and registration forms because the defaults are very basic, don’t match the website […]Advertise here with BSA
  • 70% Off Startup Framework and Flat UI + Giveaway!

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    You're reading 70% Off Startup Framework and Flat UI + Giveaway!, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!The summer is almost over and many of us are back in the work groove after vacations. It’s time to start new projects and work with new clients. Why not get going right now with Designmodo products, which have been created special just for web designer and developers. 70% Discount Right now you can get […]Advertise here with BSA
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    Stunning MeshStunning Mesh

  • 5 Top-notch WordPress Video Plugins To Liven Up Your Content

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

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

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

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

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

  • Infographic: The Evolution Of Dogs

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Parisian artist Alice Bouchardon has created an infographic on what our modern dog breeds are and where they evolved from. Through centuries of domestication and training, dogs are no longer the man-hunting animals they used to be. In this infographic titled “The Evolution of Dogs”, Bouchardon traces the lineage of dog breeds, and unveils what kind of ancestors they had. Click to view entire infographic Click to view entire infographic [via Fast Company]
  • A Unique Flower Pot That 'Rolls' In Order To Get More Sunlight

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Barcelona-based industrial design studio, Studio BAG Disseny, has designed a rolling flower pot that lets your plants grow in a manner that is better and healthier. These waterproof terracotta pots are handmade in La Bisbal d’Empordà in Spain. They are designed with the ability of movement, allowing them to “follow the path of the sun, to sway in a breeze or grow at will”. Shaped in a semi-conical shape, they have the ability to whirl in a circular direction simply by moving the base. This allows more sunlight to shine on its leaves, contributing to healthier growth. [via Freshome]
  • Watch: How Men Would React If They Had To Put On Make-Up Every Morning

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    [Click here to view the video in this article] Internet content provider BuzzFeed has created a new video about how men would react if they had to put on make-up every morning. In this video, a professional make-up artist transformed five men into beautiful ladies, complete with the full make-up treatment. Watch this hilarious video as the men squirm in discomfort and vow never to go through something like that again. Watch it below: [via]
  • Infographic: How To Influence & Persuade

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    UK-based virtual phone service Everreach has published an infographic that explains how companies can impact their customers and get them to say "yes." This infographic is based on a book titled ‘Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion’ by Dr. Robert Cialdini. Discover how to influence your current and potential customers and what are some of the things you can do to make them say yes. Click to view entire infographic Click to view entire infographic [via Entrepreneur]
  • A Shoe Store That Makes Delicious & Sweet Looking 'Confectionary' Shoes

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
    Based in Orlando, Florida, a shoe company by the name of The Shoe Bakery makes shoes that look so delicious, you’ll be tempted to eat them. Founded by Chris Campbell, he was driven by a love for shoes and sweets, leading him to create The Shoe Bakery. Each shoe is created with impeccable detail. The store also creates custom designs to suit anything you want. Each pair of shoes are priced in the range of USD$200 to 400, and it takes from 3 to 6 weeks from process to shipping. View some of their delicious shoe creations below: [via Feel Desain]
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    Brabantia's Blog: 'Designed for living'

  • FlatBack+ finalist in ‘Best Residential Product’ category at the SBID International Design Awards, please vote!

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

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We are now delighted to reveal the winning quote from our global #TagOurBag competition. Taking out the trash is now set to become a whole lot more fun for millions of people around the world thanks to the wit and creativity of Katy Edling, also known as The Quiet Rabbit, from Texas, USA. Our international #TagOurBag competition challenged our consumers to create a witty, bold and inspirational message for our range of bin bags. We wanted to find out what makes our consumers tick, if size really matters or if perhaps less is more? The winning quote ‘Making room for bigger dreams’ captured…
  • Design Insights from inspirational famous interior designers & stylists!

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    Over the past few months we have been delighted to bring you Design Insights Interviews from some of the most creative and famous interior designers across the world. In the coming weeks we’ll be taking a look at some of their top design tips in a series of round-up features, so here’s our first, we hope to inspire! Reflection The must-have furnishing for any room is chic mirrors. That’s the advice of top interior stylist and writer Joanna Thornhill who has recently launched her new book, Home For Now, and has spent over 8 years working with leading magazines such as Country…
  • Ending soon – Brabantia sale! Up to 50% off!

    6 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    With just a few days left of our super-hot summer sale, don’t miss out on your chance to save up to 50% off our must-have stylish items! It’s your final chance to grab one of our fabulous waste bins for 30% less and don’t forget to check out our cool storage items and beautiful tableware too. Grab the deals quick! The fab discounts are only available up until 15th August or while stocks last. Visit our webshop or Concept Stores now. To take advantage of this outlet offer on our webshop, please click on the links below today. See you at the Brabantia sale! Netherlands United Kingdom…
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    Never Say Cool

  • Travel Fun!

    Never Say Cool
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    This amazing planet we live on offers new experiences, opportunities and many incredible people. By travelling and opening up your world, you will find knowledge, fun and perhaps even love. Finding your travelling feet and seeing what the wider world has to offer is what this video by momondo travel search engine is all about. Listen to the tree’s tale and then take yourself on the journey that he really wishes that he could take. Life is your adventure and your story waiting to be written. Seize your opportunity to see the world and travel. Watch a golden sunset, explore a rain forest…
  • (sponsored video) Acer E11, a Budget and Stylish Laptop for Students

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

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

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

    Never Say Cool
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    There is something timeless about Matthew Simmonds’ creations of art. Temples, palaces and castles are trapped inside rocks of marbles and limestones, carved meticulously by Simmonds obsession for details.
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  • Creative Casino Logos

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    As the casino industry continues to flourish, more and more ideas are being entertained in the business. The concept of logo designs is actually being introduced today to online entrepreneurs who would want to incorporate the idea of casino into their business. Since making a logo can be a difficult task, relying from a logo provider would make the job easier. At this point, here are some creative casino logos for your inspiration. read more
  • How To Get Your First Showing In an Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

  • The Environmental Sculptures of Aganetha Dyck

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

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

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

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

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

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

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Tell us if this has happened to you. You've had a brilliant idea while collaborating with a teammate and sketched it out on the whiteboard. You don't want to lose your idea, so you snap a photo of it. Then you get back to your desk 15 minutes later. Voila! It looks awful. There's a glare from the lighting and you can't make out what you've sketched. It's happened to us. You'd think that recording a collaborative whiteboard sketch would be easy — grab a smartphone, tap a button, and you've got a pic. In reality, we've had to squint our eyes and say, "Here's a layout. If you squint at…
  • Foundation Now Helps You Build Accessible Sites

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    Last time on the blog, we told you about the new grid in Foundation for Apps. A new framework doesn't mean we've abandoned Foundation 5, which is now part of a larger Foundation family that also includes responsive emails. Today, we're excited about our latest release of Foundation for Sites — version 5.4. This isn't just another point release. It's a step toward creating a fully-mature framework that's accessible for everyone. Yep, you heard right — accessible. Along with the usual stellar fixes and features — like multi-level off-canvas navigation — we focused on web…
  • Designers, You've Made It to the Table. Don't Screw It Up

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Those who believe that great design speaks for itself are likely not in the problem solving business, and that results in dumb design. Product design problems are messy and twisted, and the only way to get them untangled is to talk them out and get teams aligned on the path forward. Designers, often eager to fight for their seat at the so-called table, underestimate the training it takes to win over the Devil's Advocate in a work session or presentation. Design work needs to be strategically presented, and conversation delicately controlled. Beside being data analysts, interaction gurus and…
  • Foundation: A New Grid

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    We've talked a lot about the Foundation's future over the last month or so. Recently, we announced a new Foundation — one just for web apps — and the start of a framework family. Foundation 5 is now "Foundation for Sites." Ink is becoming "Foundation for Emails." And Foundation for Apps will be the newest of our family. We're working on a ton of new features — all from the ground up and using Angular JS, some amazing Motion UI and a swank, new grid. "New grid, you say? Tell us more." No problem, here we go! Using a Hammer When You Need a Nail Gun Building things is hard.
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    Incredible Things

  • Thumbs-Up Ultrasound & More Incredible Links

    Brittany High
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Meet Baby Fonzie. Coolest fetus EVER. [CubicleBot] This is what a never-been-shorn sheep looks like. Fluffy! [Digg] A champagne glass modeled after Kate Moss’s TT. Sure, why not? [Huh Magazine] “DAAAAD, stop embarrassing me in front the internet!” [Youtube] A bathroom made out of chocolate. Ew, even Willy Wonka wouldn’t approve.  [LA Times] So, people are testing […]Visit for the full post.
  • Dog Pageants Is A Thing & It’s Really… Something

    Brittany High
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Dog Pageant is a photo series by Photographer Sophie Gamand. Previously we’ve seen Sophie’s dog-related picture work HERE and HERE. This time she’s shooting dogs dressed up in pageant garb. Man, people are weird. Me included! My dog’s personal wardrobe is bigger than mine! Annnd includes a lot less sweat pants. He’s only got like […]Visit for the full post.
  • Little Boy Is NOT Happy About Mom’s Pregnancy

    Brittany High
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    This is a hilarious video of a little boy losing it when he finds out his mom is having another baby. “ARRR what were you thinking? Why you hafta um just get another baby, you just had TWO!” I hear you, little munchkin! I’m one of three and by the time the last one was […]Visit for the full post.
  • The Only Cookie Stamps With Street Cred

    Brittany High
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Baking With My Homies is a couple cookie stamps depicting the beauteous visages of mah boys 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and Eazy-E. RIP! You can get a set of your very own for just $10 over at The Foodiggity Shop. What a perfect way to honor our fallen brothers than to slap their faces on some cookies! […]Visit for the full post.
  • Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat. This Is Not A Drill!

    Brittany High
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    BREAKING: everything you thought you knew is a lie. Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. This news comes from Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist and curator for the Hello Kitty exhibit at the Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum. Christine’s shocking discovery, via the L.A. Times: “That’s one correction Sanrio made for my […]Visit for the full post.
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  • The Basic Ideas A SEO Company Will Implement For Marketing Your Website

    Edwyn Gray
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    When it comes to marketing and moving forward with the right elements, you are going to find that there is a lot of different pieces to the puzzle. If you work on the right things, you will be able to gain a great piece of market share within your industry. Do things incorrectly, or focus on the wrong elements of optimization and you could end up within the wrong implementation strategy overall. If you’re not sure how to market your site or would like to see how professionals work within this world, you will need to look into hiring a good SEO company that can definitely champion your cause…
  • Focusing on SEO For Local Businesses

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

  • Neo Laminati Chair no. 34

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Neo Laminati Chair no. 34 The chair is part of a series of furniture designed by Kelly Behun of Kelly Behun | Studio and Alex P. White. It is clear they were inspired by Rietveld’s Zig Zag chair Last update: Monday, September 1, 2014The post Neo Laminati Chair no. 34 appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Bow Sofa by Lisa Hilland

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Bow Sofa by Lisa Hilland After the Bow Chair Lisa Hilland designed the Bow Sofa for Gemla Last update: Sunday, August 31, 2014The post Bow Sofa by Lisa Hilland appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Hen Chair by Stefan During

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Hen Chair by Stefan During A new design by Stefan During Last update: Saturday, August 30, 2014The post Hen Chair by Stefan During appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Mojo by Michal Riabic for Ton

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Mojo by Michal Riabic for Ton I first saw this interesting chair at the Ton Booth of Ton at IMM 2013. Speaking with one of the Ton people he believed it to be the first wooden cantilever ever. Last update: Thursday, August 28, 2014The post Mojo by Michal Riabic for Ton appeared first on Chair Blog.
  • Blue CH445 Wing Chair by Hans Wegner

    Guido J. van den Elshout
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Blue CH445 Wing Chair by Hans Wegner Found this in Carl Hansen’s Copenhagen Showroom, Last update: Friday, August 22, 2014The post Blue CH445 Wing Chair by Hans Wegner appeared first on Chair Blog.
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    Inspiration Lab

  • Austin Kleon – You’re a hero!

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    I do feel a little overly dramatic thanking people I have never actually met (and probably never will meet) for bringing me back to my senses. And that right here on my possibly deceased blog. But I really have to thank this brilliant guy. If you haven’t already read his books you should click STRAIGHT in to Amazon (or whichever bookstore you prefer, I’m not in their pockets ;-)) and buy them. I read “Steal Like an Artist” a while back and kinda forgot its’ brilliancy (SHAME ON ME!) but on a recent holiday to Barcelona I stumbled upon his latest book “Show…
  • Lil’Ol’Lady quit!

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    I realise I’ve been a bit of tease about getting the blog back on track, empty promises and what have you!?!? But now I REALLY will do my best because it’s for my own good. You see I quit my job to be an independent designer and to do exactly what I want. I don’t know yet where this will take me, but my greatest fear is having regrets when I’m 85 thinking “what if?” so I took the leap. Cause it’s better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all. And you only live once! YOLO! That’s why I made this promotion piece to celebrate my…
  • Mel Ramos

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

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

    21 Mar 2013 | 11:55 pm
    Chances are if you’ve been in an H&M sometime in the last couple of years you’ve seen the work by illustrator Lovisa Burfitt but maybe you didn’t know who she was so I want to pay her proper credit cause I LOVE her work. The illustrations are so rough around the edges but still super beautiful and feminine. I love that contrast! The difference in strokes and textures make these work so well. See more:
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  • Clouds Casting Thousand-Mile Shadows into Space Photographed Aboard the International Space Station

    Christopher Jobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    One of six astronauts currently on board the International Space Station, geophysicist Alexander Gerst spends much of his free time staring out the window as the world zooms by 205 miles below, camera in-hand. Since arriving at the ISS in June of this year Gerst has taken tons of photographs, documenting hurricanes, floods, dust storms, and oil fields. One of his favorite things to shoot are the shadows cast by clouds, something that appears surprisingly dramatic from space. Dense cloud formations can create long shadows that stretch for thousands of miles across the Earth’s surface as…
  • Mineral Admiration: Watercolor Paintings of Crystals by Karina Eibatova

    Christopher Jobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Mineral Admiration is a new series of watercolor paintings by Vienna-based artist and illustrator Karina Eibatova. The juxtaposition of using a water-based medium to create images of stone is in line with Eibatova’s desire to only create images from nature, an exploration that has lead to dozens of publications in magazines, newspapers, and journals around the world. These new paintings are available as prints in her online shop.
  • In Her ‘Self-Portraits with Men & Woman’ Photographer Dita Pepe Seamlessly Integrates into the Lives of Others

    Christopher Jobson
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    When meeting somebody for the first time, or maybe just viewing a portrait, the brain goes into overdrive for a few seconds to quickly form a first impression. Whether we like it or not, rapid assumptions are made based on age, gender, race, culture, physical appearance, the surrounding environment, and especially other people present—all things that help form who we are, real or perceived. Since 1999, Czech photographer Dita Pepe has explored this idea of identity and environment in two photographic series titled Self-Portraits with Men and Self-Portraits with Women, where the photographer…
  • An Aerial View of Anish Kapoor’s Reflective ‘Cloud Gate’ Sculpture

    Christopher Jobson
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Photographer Gray Malin was recently in Chicago where he shot a number of amazing aerial photos around the city including beaches, Navy Pier, and spots around Millenium Park. For some reason, even though it’s been on view for nearly 8 years now, I’ve never seen a photo of Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate taken from directly above like this. It looks almost exactly like a small lake filled with Chicago’s skyline. You can see more from Malin’s trip here. (via Art Effect)
  • Photographer Thomas Herbrich Took 100,000 Smoke Plume Photos Looking for Unexpected Shapes

    Christopher Jobson
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Over the last three months photographer Thomas Herbrich snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anamalies and fortuitous coincidences where familiar shapes emerged. It’s fascinating to see how the brain tries to create order out of chaos, just like looking up at the clouds, suddenly familiar patterns seem to stand out: faces, hands, or scrolls of paper. After carefully sifting through each image Herbrich selected 20 final shots for this series, aptly titled, Smoke. These are a few of our favorites, but you can see the rest here. Update: Apparently…
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  • WOW: Modern Mobile App UI

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    WOW is a sleek and modern mobile app UI concept created especially for iPhone apps. There are 5 screens in the download such as login,  list, menu, shop products and product details. All the UI elements are easily editable in Photoshop and you can also create more screens based on the same theme. The free font used in the work is Sinkin Sans. Do you like this freebie? Let us know in the comment box! Format: Layered PSD Vector Shapes: Yes Dimensions: 640×1136 px Size: 9.1 Mb License Download Mobile App UI PSDs
  • Top Notch Web Apps For Easy Workflow Web Designers Want

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A number of sophisticated project management and efficiency web apps have been made available to make processes simpler and easier to manage. These useful tools have been created for professionals from varying fields, whether they are businessmen or freelancers, in order to boost efficiency in work. The nature of each web app that you will see in this article is different. For instance, a user may have to purchase some while the other are free – some may be entirely cloud based, while others may not be that advanced. Invoicing and financial apps Nutcache Nutcache has been designed…
  • Vintage Retro Text Effects – Vol.1

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    This set of text effects is ideal to create vintage / retro effects on your text with only a few clicks in Photoshop. You can simply replace your own text using the smart object layers. Double-click the “YOUR TEXT HERE” smart object layer and place your text or shape and save to obtain the vintage / retro look on your text. Download includes: 12 PSD Files 1500X1000 pixels Editable Smart object layers Readme text file Details of the free fonts used in the work are listed in the readme.txt file available with the download file. Please share. Thanks! Commercial License: $5 Regular…
  • 10 Free iPhone 5 PSD Mockup Templates

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:17 am
      This is a featured freebie containing 10 Free iPhone 5 PSD mockups with smart object inside to make it as easy as possible to drop in your design.  The mockups come with 10 different contextual backgrounds such as 1. Commute, 2. Outdoors, 3. Indoors, 4. Florist, 5. Grocer, 6. Clothing, 7. Supermarket-I, II & III, and 10. Lunch.  The backgrounds come in over 5000px wide and are provided with smart object layers for the iPhone where you can simply replace your own app screen. This freebie is created by Make it Digital. Author: Make it Digital Format: Layered, Smart Object PSD…
  • Top Design Resources You Should Have Started Using By Now

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    There are no people or projects alike. Every person, and project, is unique. Every designer has his or her own taste, skills, style and preferences. However, strangely enough, even though every designer is different, they all think they have one thing in common: They all believe only they know where to find the best online tools for their design projects. This, of course, is not possible. So I’m here to provide you (and them) with a list of some of the best online resources for designers. We’re going to explore website building tools, themes, and hosting providers, as well as excellent…
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    Elaine Biss

  • Dolce and Gabanna

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

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

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

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    I am finally starting to settle down and have a little fun with my art again. I had a tumultuous 2 months. It basically ended with my family and I moving with other family, most of my possessions being stolen, the mold that became the reason to move out of my old home being the culprit for having to take a much needed health vacation. Asthma is no joke. Neither is bronchitis.Not to mention a court date because my ex thought he was paying way too much support. Because I am so famous. *Cough* SARCASM *cough*Seriously, I thought I had been cursed. I wasn`t done with one before another problem…
  • Feather Couture-Feather Fashion Art by Elaine Biss

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
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    Columbia CabinetWorks

  • Back-splash

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best of the web and design in August 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A collection of some great photoshop and illustrator tutorials, whìch go over some fresh new design techniques to incorporate into your Workflow. We have also included in the post some great front end web articles we highly recommend reading. Illustrator Tutorials BAM! Your Own 3D Vector Text In Under Two Hours 3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find creating chrome, dimensional 3D vector text is an easy job. Create Sticker-like Music Icons in Adobe…
  • A Huge Vector Freebie Of Abstract Flower Petals

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This a huge vector freebie with over 25 vector petals. This huge vector set is available to be used within commercial non-commercial design projects. There are so many different uses where these vector elements can be used the possibilities are endless from creating seamless patterns to print projects.  License Details The vector set can be used within commercial and non-commercial design projects. The vector set CAN NOT be redistributed on any other website without permission from the Creative Nerds team. Preview Download
  • 30 Creative uses of typography in poster designs

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A great look into typography specifically creative typography used in poster designs. Its a great inspirational blog post, which showcases some truly jaw dropping uses of typography. This is the perfect source of inspiration to fuel your creativity, if  your embarking on creating your own poster designs. I would love to hear your thoughts on the poster designs in the comments section below. 1. Babies born today 2. Simone chocolate 3. On top of the world 4. On top of the world 5. No Regrets 6. I fly 7. What ever floats your boat 8. Life moves fast 9. Brightness someday 10. Sell my animals 11.
  • Paint splashes free Photoshop brush set

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A free hi-res Photoshop brush set which includes in total individual  four paint splash. We like to put as very little limitations on how and where you can use our resources on Creative Nerds. This brush set can be used in commercial and personal projects. Download and have fun the possibilities of what can be produced using these brushes are endless. License Details The Photoshop 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…
  • The ultimate free ribbon vector set

    17 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Once again the amazing guys over at Free Pik have created an amazing free vector set exclusive to Creative Nerds readers. The free vector set includes 40+ free ribbons of  various different types to use in projects as well perfect for web design. The vector set come in two different vector file formats eps and AI, which will allow the vector set to be opened in almost any vector editor of your choose. A lot of time has been spent producing and refining this set we would love for you to share any feedback you have in the comment below. Preview License Details The vector set can be used within…
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    BP&O - Branding, Packaging and Opinion

  • August’s Top 5 Projects 2014

    Richard Baird
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Highlights this month included Apartment One’s brand identity and digital work for Adlin Inc. and Fatherly, Believe In’s packaging treatment for Clive’s, Foreign Policy’s way finding and signage for Hay-Market and Trüf’s work for capital investment firm Echo. However, there were five projects that really stood out and have made it into BP&O’s top five, a feature that brings together the most interesting of each month for another opportunity to be seen and shared. Projects that make it into the top five effectively balance graphic design, print…
  • Aspira Urval designed by BVD

    Richard Baird
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Aspira Urval is a banking, finance and insurance recruitment specialist with offices in the Swedish city of Stockholm. Its new brand identity, designed by BVD, draws its inspiration from the name and the themes of ‘elevated ambitions’ and ‘reaching new heights’. These are visualised as a generously spaced, uppercase, sans-serif logotype with an adaptive ascender that changes depending on its context. It is a simple abstract nod to growth that draws a proprietary quality from a fairly neutral set of characters and extends across print and digital experience. A single font choice,…
  • Neometro & Nine Smith Street designed by Studio Hi Ho

    Richard Baird
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Nine Smith Street is the latest residential property project from Neometro, a company that describes itself as having a reputation as Melbourne’s most design-focused development group and recognised as one of the first holistic design and construction businesses in Australia. Neometro are dedicated to creating architectural buildings that are beautiful, functional and timeless, and have a sense of place and belonging. Neometro’s brand identity and that of its Fitzroy property Nine Smith Street, designed by Studio Hi Ho, effectively uses colour, type and substrate contrast to…
  • Tamarindo designed by La Tortillería

    Richard Baird
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Tamarindo is a kitchen and bar with an international menu due to open in October 2014. Located in Ourense, Spain, Tamarindo was created as a refreshing alternative for local walkers who are used to traditional bars and restaurants, and is described as a place with two distinct moods and spaces, the casa cocina or house/kitchen, a place for coffee and a quick snack, and a bar for beer and tapas. The interior, created by architects and husband and wife team Ruben D. Gil and Gretta R. Valdés, features a combination of light wood ceilings, adobe walls, dim lighting and steel furniture. This…
  • Daebeté Scented Tea designed by Victor Design

    Richard Baird
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    Daebeté is a floral infused tea range that uses a high-grade Taiwanese oolong variety, made using a unique process of withering, oxidation, curling and twisting, that has then been given a floral hint using ancient baking methods. This process creates a subtle yet sweet flavour profile that carefully balances the aroma of flowers with the flavour of tea. The packaging for the Daebeté range, developed by Victor Design, was inspired by the natural beauty and ecology of the flower growing regions of each infusion, conveys the craft of production, the tradition of tea preparation, quality…
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    HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

  • Make an All-White Room Feel Warm + Inviting

    Trevor Lane
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    You may not be able to wear white after Labor Day— but there are no rules against your walls. White is almost a magic wand for interior spaces; it has the power to completely transform even the most uninspiring rooms. It also has the ability to smooth out imperfections in walls or cover up that annoying steam pipe or rough patch. This surprisingly versatile color— yes, I said color— expands and unifies any space it acquires by forcing the eyes to focus on the area within a room instead of its boundaries. However, this modern design trend can be difficult to perfect. Monochrome…
  • Dream Big in Atlanta With HGTV Urban Oasis 2014

    Trevor Lane
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Remember our talk about fall wardrobes earlier this week? If you were wondering where all those new duds would go, look no further than the brand-new HGTV Urban Oasis 2014. If you were to ask what my favorite room in any home is, the word “kitchen” would quickly slip from my lips — you know, because of the food. But I couldn’t help but dream of the abuse I could inflict on my credit card with the beautifully realized, and enormous, closet of the Urban Oasis residence. Master Closet Lindsay Pumpa, the genius behind such a drool-worthy space, calls the closet something to…
  • Refreshing End-of-Summer Sips With a Twist

    Kayla Kitts
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    The unofficial end of summer is (sadly) here (sad face). It feels like we were just talking about ways to start up the grill for summer cookouts. As another season approaches, it seems only right we close out the most carefree time of year with a few refreshing concoctions. Whip up these cool and colorful drinks by Cooking Channel’s Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark as you soak up the long weekend. Photo + Recipe: IZZE Sparkling Juice Vanilla Clementini Throw it back to childhood snow cone days with this adult version that’s also a martini. (!!!) Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka…
  • Answer to “Decorate This Space: Pick the Right Fire Pit”

    Farima Alavi
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Designer Scott Cohen incorporated a curved fire pit, filled with fire glass, to mirror the banquette seating. We randomly picked one person from the comments, and Victoria is the winner of two TIKI Brand king torches. Congrats! Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
  • French Connection: Steak Frites

    Norman King
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Steak frites may be the perfect meal. Think about it; rich beefy goodness paired with salty crunchy potatoes and topped with a delectable sauce. What is there not to love about that? In my opinion, this combo is great any which way it’s prepared, but this version is currently my favorite way to cook up the classic. I took advantage of a super sale on primo beef from my local butcher and picked up center cut filets rather than my beloved strip. The filets are pepper crusted on one side and drizzled with a savory red wine sauce to complement the cut. I upgraded from sticks to circles and…
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    Dedece Blog

  • The Cherner Chair Company @ dedece

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Aug 2014 | 12:50 am
    Edible chocolate lego bricks that you can play with, and also pop in your mouth! This was a Valentine’s Day project by Japanese illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi, who created a series of templates based on Lego’s toy brick design. He then poured melted chocolate into these modular molds, popped them out upon cooling, and made his own set of edible Lego bricks! The Mobile Suit Gundam was one of the characters he had constructed from his chocolate blocks. Akihiro used a variety of chocolate flavors – dark, milk, white and strawberry, as well as green and blue coloring…
  • Piebox Wooden Pastry Carrier

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    For a while now, I have been on the hunt for a non-plastic, and preferably made of natural material pastry container. It isn’t so much to carry pies and pastries around town, but rather to have a nice-looking storage box on the kitchen countertop for the baked goods, away from pesky flies, dirt and perhaps grabby fingers. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when I stumble upon Piebox. It’s no ordinary pie box, but a reusable wooden box handcrafted of unfinished pine in a simple modern design. Its sturdy square wooden frame also makes for easy stacking, which is a plus for…
  • Through Landscape By Young-Mi Kim

    6 Aug 2014 | 5:29 pm
    I’m captivated by the quiet beauty, calming colors, and simple form of this unique ceramic collection, influenced by the artist’s experience of living in two very different cultures. Through Landscape is a series of ceramics by Korean artist and designer Young-Mi Kim, whose inspiration for these pieces came from her life in Sweden. Young-Mi’s ceramic collection became an outlet to convey her feelings about adjusting to Swedish life, while finding a connection to the foreign culture. Unfamiliar with the country’s white nights and long, dark winters, Young-Mi’s…
  • Animal Head Box

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gu-pa is a series of animal heads with a cute twist. Taking its inspiration from origami, each animal head is created by folding a single piece of cardboard, and may be easily assembled without any tools. Recently launched in Japan, the animal head design ranges from bear, hippopotamus, rabbit, deer to elephant, and is available in two sizes, miniature or jumbo. Each diy kit includes a pre-creased cut-out cardboard in a reversible color. Not only does the adorable animal head make a cheerful wall decor, it is also perfect as a a gift box, or a treasure box for your trinkets. Photography:…
  • Desk Accessories Round Up

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The unique selection of stationery and desk supplies at Anthropologie never fails to make me smile. There is always something new at the store that will catch my eye. Here’s a list of desk accessories that I really like. Each one of them will certainly help to spruce up your work space. They make great gifts too! Enjoy! The adorable Whale Desk Caddy is made of beech wood, and has a sleek modern design. Lift its body to store paperclips and trinkets. A chic way to tidy up! Messina Desk Accessory includes a stapler and a tape dispenser, both of which are made of bone china with beautiful…
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    Artists Inspire Artists

  • Hernan Bas – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Miami born artist, Hernan Bas’ very literate paintings almost feel like scenes out of some really cool books – they are inspired by the writings of Oscar Wilde and Joris-Karl Huysman. Bas has exhibited across the U.S. and in Europe, and he currently lives and works in Detroit Michigan. via The post Hernan Bas – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Phérivong Philippe – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Paintings by french artists, Phérivong Philippe… The post Phérivong Philippe – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Ricardo Solis – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Ever wonder how animals are made? Well these paintings by Mexican artist Ricardo Solis  depict the process of animal creation… and wouldn’t you know it, it’s all done my tiny people.  via The post Ricardo Solis – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski

    Will Ellison
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    The art duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski have been friends since high school. They do it all, digital art, photography, sculpture, and some really cool stop motion video featured in the video below. The post Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
  • Daniel Blignaut – Paintings

    Will Ellison
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Daniel Blignaut went to school to study architecture, and while he was drawing up plans by day, he was painting paintings at night. You can still see the architects’ fascination with lines in the vibrant work of Blignaut. The post Daniel Blignaut – Paintings appeared first on Artists Inspire Artists.
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    China Design Hub

  • Service Design Executive School Shanghai- September 2014

    Eileen Wang
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Learn how to apply Service Design Thinking to the rapid innovation of customer experiences in multi-channel product-service ecosystems.  The Service Design Summer School in Shanghai ‘THIS IS SERVICE DESIGN DOING’ is planned in the week of 15 to 19 September 2014.  Facilitators Marc Stickdorn, the co-author of the award-winning service design book ‘This is Service Design Thinking’. Markus Hormess, Service Innovation Expert and co-initiator of the world’s largest service design event ‘Global Service Jam’. Adam Lawrence, Service Design & Customer Experience Expert and…
  • Design Success Summit in Shanghai will Amplify the Value of Design

    Eileen Wang
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014) is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. Thesummit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms.   Cathy Huang, co-founder of…
  • Visual Identity for 5 Star Plus Retail Design

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    5 Star Plus Retail Design are China’s first one-stop service provider offering branded retail design, store design, consulting and project management services to international luxury and retail brands. A couple of months ago, the design agency decided that it was time for a new, more consistent visual identity. The team wanted one coherent design that would make a strong design statement. Within the scope of these redesign efforts were the update of the 5 Star Plus Retail Design logo, business cards, stationary including presentation and letter templates, as well as the email newsletter.
  • Design Success Summit in Shanghai will Amplify the Value of Design

    Eileen Wang
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014) is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. The summit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms. Cathy Huang, co-founder of…
  • GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014

    4 Jun 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Co-organized by GSMA and 360Fashion Network,, the “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” special performance will be in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 11th June to 13th June, 2014. A fashion visual conversation about 3D printing, virtual fitting, robotics and more cutting-edge technologies, brings you dazzling height of the fashion experience showcasing how fashion and technology fit together perfectly. On 11th June 2014, 15:30, “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” will raise its curtain on the runway and show the latest fashion design works from…
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    Pin Snoop

  • GOM Media Player 2015 Free Download

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    GOM Media Player is a free Video Player supports mp3, .m4a, .aac, .ogg, .flac,flv,mp4, mov, mpg, ts, avi, divx, asx, wmv, m4v, dat, ifo, vob, 3gp/3gp2, rm/rmvb, mkv, ogm,.smi, .srt, .rt, .sub (with IDX),.asx, .pls. Additional formats can be played with external codecs. comes with a lot features like audio and video capture, playback speed control, audio and video effects.GOM Media Player have amazing changeable interface comes with many skins, with interface you can personalize your skin and tools.GOM Media Player integrated with codex search feature allows you to search unsupported codecs…
  • How to Fix Hftytf.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    22 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    If you seen Hftytf.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things.What Is Hftytf.exe ? Hftytf.exe is an EXE File Related to Microsoft and Known as generic host process name in Windows Operating system this file located in Windows\System32 and it is not a virus but if you seen this file in another directory you should know…
  • How to Fix svchost.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    20 May 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you seen svchost.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things.What Is svchost.exe ? svchost.exe is an EXE File Related to Microsoft and Known as generic host process name in Windows Operating system this file located in Windows\System32 and it is not a virus but if you seen this file in another directory you should…
  • How to Fix ati2evxx.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    5 May 2014 | 8:29 am
    If you seen ati2evxx.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things.What is ati2evxx.exe ? ati2evxx.exe is an EXE File Related to ATI Technologies and Known as ATI graphics Card driver used to manage ATI Video-card and it is Not a security threatFile Details File name: ati2evxx.exe Publisher: ATI Technologies. Product name:…
  • How to Fix Lsass.exe Error ? Process in Task Manager Virus or Safe ?

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    If you seen Lsass.exe in Windows Task Manager as a process you should know this file is safe and not a virus but that not mean is your Windows not affected by any type of viruses, so you need to check your PC using any antivirus or internet security software like AVG, Kaspersky, Panda, Nod …. ETC to scan it from any Harmful things.What Is Lsass.exe ? Lsass.exe is an EXE File Related to Microsoft and Known as Local Security Authority Subsystem ServiceNote : there is anther file called isass.exe maybe this file is virus.File Details File name: Lsass.exe Publisher: Microsoft. Product name:…
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • 5 Tips for Creating Successful Designs for Marketing Campaigns

    Hala Ali
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Small businesses tend to look at the bottom line when they are endeavoring to create new marketing campaigns. They donot budget to spend a lot of money on marketing campaigns and yet, they definitely hope to gain positive results. Thetroublewith this approach is that chances are, they are setting themselves up for failure rather than…
  • 10 Truths about Trends: Basic Rules of Business

    Shyrose Vastani
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    This slide share visually represents the 10 fundamental aspects for businesses to keep their feet in the market. Looking for growth? These are the basic rules that will polish your abilities to keep a track of trends in the market. However, it is evident that you need to know the people you are dealing with.…
  • Photoshop Tutorial: Master Lighting Effects

    Hala Ali
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Like any artist a graphic designer worth his or her salt can alter the nuances of a design through the lighting effects. Photoshop offers sophisticated tools that allow a picture to come to life just by the alteration of the focal point of the light. Below given are the specific resources that can help you…
  • Why Are Most Logo Redesign Efforts going Bust?

    Hala Ali
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    An article in Forbes magazine recently started with the words, “Marketers don’t cut people open, design cars that can crash, handle hazardous waste or fly into war zones. Relatively speaking, it’s a low-stakes profession…” Reading these lines I was astounded. As a marketer in the 21st century I take marketing very seriously. It was hard…
  • Rebranding & Logo Redesigns

    Hamza Abdelhak
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
    Rebranding is a phenomenal strategy to redesign everything from Logos to Stationary. However, what companies fail to understand here is the criterion of analyzing its need. The necessity of is crucial to every fundamental idea. Before implementation process, it is important to scrutinize whether or not your company needs to rebrand? This question can alter…
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  • U.S. Universities Work to Close the Skills Gap

    Stacie Kaufman
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Over the past five years there has been one glaring problem plaguing the U.S. labor market: Lots of jobs, not enough qualified people to fill them. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, there are 4.7 million job openings—the most in over 10 years—and about 9.7 million people currently looking for work. So what’s the problem? As reported by policymakers, ...
  • Smart Robot is Safeguard for Live-Alone Seniors

    Maria K. Regan
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For the many senior adults who live by themselves—12 million in the United States alone—a new robot companion is on the way. The smart, connected GiraffPlus system consists of a robot plugged into the Internet, and a series of integrated sensors. It can notify caregivers of potentially urgent situations like falls, inform physicians of behavioral and physiological changes that could ...
  • The Next-Generation Tech Helping Police Fight Crime

    Michelle Reis
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    While RoboCop-type solutions to law enforcement are not yet on the horizon, the Internet of Things (IoT) has a promising future in the ongoing fight against crime. Police departments across the globe are adopting new technology, including the NYPD’s testing of Google Glass and the LAPD’s trial of on-body cameras. Law enforcement agencies are seeking ways to use technology not ...
  • Mexico and U.K. Rising Stars in Low-Cost Manufacturing

    Michelle Reis
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For decades, it’s been widely accepted that countries with well-developed industries, like the United States and Britain, outsource much of their production and jobs to low-cost regions like Asia and South America. The U.S. alone outsourced more than two million jobs in 2013. But according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), things are changing. Wages, productivity, energy costs, ...
  • Internet of Things Security Strategy Takes Shape

    Brant Henne
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    McAfee’s involvement in the formation of the Open Interconnect Consortium—a group that aims to unravel the specification, certification, and branding around everything IoT—suggests that major industry players like Intel, Dell, and Samsung are ready to take a serious look at the need for better security. Given the rapid market expansion of our smart world, a lack of universally agreed upon ...
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    HOW Design

  • The thrills and risks of freelancing — in the media again!

    Ilise Benun
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    In honor of Labor Day, there are lots of articles about the new way people are working — although it’s not all that “new” to those of us who’ve been freelancing for YEARS, right? This insight I definitely see evidence of: ‘Many late-career freelancers are the most successful at it because they have years’ worth of contacts and networking to draw on.’ Here’s more…. In the Boston Globe (Aug. 31, 2014), freelance writer, Luke O’Neil, writes in “Surviving the gig economy,” that going solo as a worker has risks, but the…
  • Get Inspired to Start Your Own Hand Lettering Project

    Melissa Mazzoleni
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    With the DIY and handmade look continuing to be seen everywhere, do you find yourself wanting to take a crack at hand lettering? You’re not alone. London-based designer Ian Barnard felt the itch to explore a new skill, especially after graduating from college and exclusively working on the computer. Last October, he decided to teach himself calligraphy, as he’d “lost the art of producing things by hand.” He combines photography and hand lettering for his daily projects. Get inspired by Barnard’s work and process to crack open your pencil case, try a new skill and…
  • Back to School: 8 Upcoming Online Design Courses

    Jessica Farris
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    Here at HOW, we’re so excited about the Back to School season that we’re offering select graphic design courses for half price with the purchase of one of our September courses. Whether you’re looking to perfect your typography technique, learn to design a book cover, or hone your interactive design skills in preparation for the HOW Interactive Design Conference, we’ve got courses to fit your needs. If you buy any one of our online design courses starting in September, you’ll get a code for 50% off ANY course—but you must use the code by September 15! Here are a few of our…
  • Graphic Design Copyright Laws: Inspiration vs. Infringement

    Jessica Farris
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    How much do you know about design copyright laws, trademarks and design patents? If you’re a graphic designer, it’s crucial to understand the intricacies of intellectual property rights and fair use policies. Below, check out a brief excerpt from Lesson 1 of Intellectual Property Rights for Graphic Designers, a HOW U course developed by William M. Borchard. In this four-week course, Borchard takes an in-depth look at what intellectual property rights are, how you can protect your design work, how you might be infringing the design rights of another, to what extent you can use another’s…
  • How It’s Made: Hand-Sewn Journals

    Amanda Aszman
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Alley-Kats began as an illustration-based clothing line in 2012 and has since grown to become a creative label also producing zines, journals and screen prints. Founder Greg Mantra has recently created a video showing the steps involved in making the hand-sewn journals: Hand-Printed, Recycled-Paper Beauties Alley-kats’ hand-stitched and printed journals are made out of recycled paper, hemp string and a lino-printed cover. They’re illustrative of Alley-Kats’ commitment to use the highest-quality materials possible. Mantra says: “We like to do good where we can, this…
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  • 8 disturbing GIFs of grey baby armies moving strangely

    Justin Crowe
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hayden Zezula, aka Zolloc, is a designer and animator with an odd portfolio of GIF art. His latest work is this collection of 8 animations of babies, and their limbs, moving in horrifying ways. In the series titled ‘Oswra’ you will see these mutant children marching, feet kicking and hands grasping, all in a persistent looped animated style that will give you nightmares. The naked grey babies look a little like inanimate dolls brought to life by a wicked spell. They appear just realistic enough to send a hardy chill down your spine. Source
  • Insane Hong Kong selfie-video taken from a 1135 foot tall skyscraper

    Justin Crowe
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In an insane stunt, photographers Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso and A.S. climbed a Hong Kong skyscraper to, apparently, eat lunch and then take the most epic selfie ever. The trio is startlingly calm while munching on bananas 1135 feet above the busy city streets. I cant imagine how they managed to climb to that height, but their perspective was breathtaking. Documented below in a knee-weakening video, is an amazing panoramic view of Hong Kong shot by a wide-angle camera mounted on a pole. Prepare to feel dizzy. Click here to view the embedded video. Source
  • 11 redesigned sci-fi movie posters that will change how you see these classic films

    Nhan Tran
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have covered Kilian Eng’s fantastic illustrations on Design Faves before. Since then, the very talented Stockholm-based illustrator has moved on to working on screen-printed movie posters, some of which are privately commissioned. His intricately detailed, ’80s-inspired aesthetics continue to evolve, now with a darker edge to them. Eng’s seriously cool sci-fi film posters range from blockbuster classics like The Terminator, The Matrix, and The Fifth Element, to lesser-known cult favorites like The Black Hole and Ghost In The Shell. Make sure to enlarge each image to catch…
  • 8 nerve-racking GIFs of famous landmarks before and after an apocalypse

    J Hudson
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    New Zealand-based artists John Walters and Peter Baustdaeter have created a series of digital photographs that depict what European historic landmarks would look like after a global disaster. The duo was inspired by the action-adventure survival horror video game “The Last of Us,” which is set in an apocalyptic Earth. The GIFs depict landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, The Colosseum and Buckingham Palace in various states of rubble and deterioration after an unnamed global catastrophe. The animations are eerie, but if you like what you see, you can check out more of their work…
  • Ghostly sculpture installation floats airily at LAX airport

    Steph Guinan
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ‘Air Garden’ is the name of the sculpture that Ball-Nogues Studio installed in the Los Angeles airport atrium. The creators describe the piece as “voluminous brush strokes on a translucent three-dimensional canvas.” The multi-colored hanging piece is composed of a series of beaded chains. “It is both an object and an atmosphere,” said the studio. Ball-Nogues Studio, led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, works on projects that live between the disciplines of architecture, art, and industrial design. Based in Los Angeles, the design group has exhibited in many museums…
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    Graphics Unleashed

  • CoCut Standard and Professional for Vinyl Cutting or Print and Cut

    Foster D. Coburn III
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are a number of you who have the need to do vinyl cutting or print and cut. Ideally you want to design in your favorite design tool and have it directly access your printer/cutter. We've just added CoCut Standard 2015 and CoCut Professional 2015 to our site to meet those needs. You can even get a really special deal if you choose to purchase soon. Rather than providing a long list of details here, I'm going to give you a very simple overview and you can research the details on the Web page. Free trials of both products are available so you can give them a test drive before purchasing.
  • My Thoughts About Xara Designer Pro 10

    Foster D. Coburn III
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Over the past few months, Xara has released updates to each of their products. If you have specific needs, they have a line of products to meet those needs. Each of them is listed below with a link if you'd like to download a free trial or purchase. Xara Web Designer 10Xara Page & Layout Designer 10Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10 If you want all of the features of those products and more in a single product, then you'll want to get Xara Designer Pro 10. Today I'm going to give you my thoughts on Xara Designer Pro 10, though you'll note that some of these comments will also apply to…
  • Free Night at the Opera Font Makes You Sing Bohemian Rhapsody

    Foster D. Coburn III
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When I saw the name of today's font, I immediately thought of the classic Queen album by the name of Night at the Opera. Then I thought of the movie/play The Phantom of the Opera. While the free Night at the Opera NF font has nothing to do with classic music or theater, it would look good on the marquee outside of a show. 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…
  • CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7 Now Available

    Foster D. Coburn III
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Corel has announced the release of CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7. I know some users will immediately see a lower cost and get very excited. There are limitations to this release when compared with the full product. You can install this version on up to three computers in a household. It is NOT licensed for commercial use. So if there is business involved in any way at all, this is not the version for you. If you want to use macros, this is not the version for you as it does not include support for VBA or VSTA. It only comes in a 32-bit version. PhotoZoom Pro 3 is not included. Some…
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7 and Corel VideoStudio Pro X7 Now Available

    Foster D. Coburn III
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Corel has announced new versions of Corel Paint Shop Pro and Corel Video Studio Pro. The full press release is below with details on the new software and links to either download a trial version or purchase full/upgrade versions. Along with the individual products, there is also an update bundle. Pricing details for all products are found at the end of the release. Corel® PaintShop® Pro X7 Offers New Professional Creative Tools, Redesigned for Faster ResultsNew editing tools, faster brushes and modern UI updates make PaintShop® Pro X7 the affordable photo and design choice for creating…
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    Tony's Textiles Blog

  • Tony’s BBQ Pulled Pork

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

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

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    After spending summer outdoors you may be starting to think about decorating a few of your rooms as the nights start to draw in. We’ve added some fab new curtains to our range which make any window into an effective feature. For a real classic look there’s no better choice than our Harrogate Tapestry Curtains. Featuring an intricate leaf design, these curtains also come with matching ties and cushions. Stripes have been big news this year and our Wentworth Striped Eyelet Curtains will make sure your room looks modern and stylish. If you fancy bold, block colour then it’s worth…
  • Your top curtain questions answered!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    A lot of our customers turn to us to ask questions about their curtains, we thought we’d put together a blog post to answer the most common questions we get asked. If you have any other curtain-related questions, please do get in touch over on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be happy to help. How do you attach blackout curtain linings to curtains? Step 1 Find a flat surface and lay the curtain face down. Place the lining on top of the curtain the correct side up. Step 2 When using standard curtain hooks, insert the hook into lining tape and then curtain tape, select the right hook position…
  • Colour focus: Think Pink!

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    A tickle of pink can inject a fun, feminine look into both modern and traditional homes. Take the summer months as a great opportunity to introduce this bright, bold colour into your home. As pink is a fairly dramatic colour, it’s best to start off by adding flashes of colour rather than going the whole hog and painting the interior walls of your home fully pink. Think subtle. Follow the ‘less is more’ rule to avoid garish DIY disasters that are hard to cover up. A really simple way to bring your home to life with pink is by sourcing soft furnishings in this colour – cushions, throws,…
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    France & S­øn

  • Our collection of designs from Denmark, these designs have...

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Our collection of designs from Denmark, these designs have persisted as the centerpiece of modernism and functionalism in furniture and décor. We invite you to browse our Danish inspired items – thoughtfully curated for your viewing pleasure.
  • Frenchie using his camouflage skills to blend in with the CH07...

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Frenchie using his camouflage skills to blend in with the CH07 Shell Chair by Hans Wegner. This Mid Century Danish classic was first designed in for Carl Hansen and Son in 1963, and continues to be a fan favorite for its smooth wing like shape and simple use of materials.
  • Fiberglass Molded Office Chairs Inspired By Charles and Ray...

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Fiberglass Molded Office Chairs Inspired By Charles and Ray Eames’ Mid Century Classic Designs. These wonderfully comfortable office chairs are upholstered with a soft padded wool viscose upholstery. The smooth gliding casters and 360 degree swivel provides the user with a full range of mobility.
  • Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs,Table and Desk. All made form...

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Dyna Media Console Kay Dining Chair Dyna Dining Table Perry Desk Danish Modern Dining Room Chairs,Table and Desk. All made form solid wood with smooth and beautiful contemporary designs. From Top Left to Bottom Right: Dyna Media Console Kay Dining Arm Chair Civil Dining Side Chair Dyna Dining Table Perry Desk
  • Eero Saarinen Marble Pedestal Coffee Tables with Glossy White...

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Eero Saarinen Marble Pedestal Coffee Tables with Glossy White Tulip Bases and Marble Table Tops. A classic mid century modern design that is the epitome of modern design from the 1950’s and 60’s. These high quality reproductions open up this luxury design to a wider variety of people. Available with a 36” Round Marble Top and a 42” Oval Marble Top.
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    Top Creative Works

  • Carry-on card-shaped mobile power

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    SkinnyCharge is a portable, emergency and practical power supply, which can be placed in your wallet, it provides 500 mAh of power. We can know that it is built-in some interfaces, such as iPhone4, iphone5 and micro USB port. In addition, it is also equipped with a mini LED lamp to lighting in dark environment. Designed by Jason Mainella. You Might Also LikeDevotec mobile powerJUMP data cable mobile powerUseful mobile power designMotorcycle helmet style of USB censer humidifierNegative oxygen ions mobile power
  • Memobottle, a book-sized water bottle

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    One reason why people don’t want to carry a water bottle with themself is that the bottle is too big to carry in the bag. Memobottle is a flat plastic water bottle, you can place it in the bag like a book. This bottle is made from Eastman Tritan copolyester, glittering and translucent, it can be washed in the dishwasher. You Might Also LikeGlass water bottle and cupWater bottle beltEau Good water bottle with charcoal filterBottled bagVINO2GO, a wine sippy cup
  • MIni satellite chandelier

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Elaine series chandeliers are based on the satellite model in the 1860s. It is built-in 150 mini LED tea lamps, which can be used as floor lamp and pendant lamp. Designed by Daniel Becker. You Might Also LikeMini skull tea infuserLumio lampMilo greenhouse droplightAcrylic animal table lampLED pot lamp
  • Glissando piano keys watch

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Glissando is inspired by piano keys, 60 dial scales are similar to piano keys, you can easy know which is hour hand, minute hand and second hand. Designed by Han Huynh. You Might Also LikeOra Unica watchMoon Phases watchSpli-T-ime watchTourbillon black holeZoomin watch concept
  • Wood bow ties

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    These handmade wood bow ties have unique appearance, which are the perfect accessory to men’s clothing, and provide men with more diverse selections. Designed by TAKD Design. You Might Also LikeAcorn tobacco pipe2 creative bow tie designsStalasso waterdrop lightThumb TacksWaste less chair
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  • Lovely Retro!

    Sara Pérez
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lisa Bengtsson‘s imagination never ends! Her passion for vintage has turned her brand into a must-have for retro lovers. Jewels, animal and floral print are the main key of her products that will add a personal touch to your home! And if you think dogs are the men’s best friend, you’ll fall in love with her funny collection of human-inspired dog home and kitchenware! Along with design Studio Lisa Bengtsson, she has successfully collaborated with well-known charities like Save the Children and The Swedish Cancer Society. Now, you can find out her best-kept secrets on The…
  • A library with no books

    Carlota Torres
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Florida Polytechnic University (in Tampa, United States) just opened its brand-new campus. Its centrepiece is this dome-shaped building that hosts the university’s library. The surprising construction stands out for many reasons: it is enormous, has a strange shape, can remind of a giant fish and some even say it looks like an alien spaceship. But one of its most particular features is that the library has no books inside it. It’s the first entirely digital library in the world. It has plenty of naturally illuminated reading areas, conceptual comfortable reading chairs but not a…
  • Lillian Bassman, a whole life devoted to Fashion Photography

    Sara Pérez
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Her photography starred most of the fashion editorials in the 40′s and 50′s but her work has a never-ending power. Lillian Bassman (1917-2012) captivated the world on a moment when photography used to show rigid bodies. She changed the concept of fashion photography and captured women’s relaxed and most natural mood. Against the odds and despite of her success, she destroyed a huge part of her material in 1971 – being convinced that photography had no place for experimentation anymore. Fortunately, one of her assistants kept her photo negatives and her work reappeared…
  • Swimming & Sailing

    Sara Pérez
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Is there anything that reminds us of summertime more than pools? Definitely not, and this is why Triitme! brings you a wide selection of pools that will make you wish you were a fish so you could live there!
  • Remodeling the environment

    Sara Pérez
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    Barcelona, Tokyo, New York, Switzerland and specially Madrid, among others, have welcomed his artwork. The only thing we know about him is that he is an urban artist from Madrid called SpY but that’s pretty much everything. His work is so astonishing that we don’t need to know anything else. His outdoor pieces and facilities in the streets has travelled all over the world, but everything started in the end of the 80′s while painting graffiti. “Self-taught, I began to develop my own paintings and identify my own style. I didn’t have any experience and I was never…
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    Udara Jay.

  • The Complicated Process of Keeping it Simple.

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Futura
  • Heck House

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Galaxie Copernicus, Interstate, Harriet, Nimbus Sans
  • Isa Prahl

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: GT Haptik, Inconsolata
  • Design Week Portland

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Colfax, Kicker
  • If the suit fits

    Jeremiah Shoaf
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fonts: Bodoni Poster, Caslon, Futura
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    Vector logos and Logotypes free download - » Free Vector Logo

  • Tokio Hotel logo vector free download

    Dian N
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Tokio Hotel logo vector. Download Tokio Hotel logo vector for free. The Tokio Hotel original logo vector in Adobe Illustrator Artwork (.AI) file format. The post Tokio Hotel logo vector free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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    Dian N
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Jeep logo vector EPS, AI, . Free download logo Jeep vector, the Jeep vector active logo in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format The post Jeep logo vector download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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    Dian N
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    >> Download ICI Dulux vector logo ICI Dulux logo - Free download ICI Dulux logo vector in .EPS format The post ICI Dulux logo vector appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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    Peter Tazakan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    LinkedIn icon vector .EPS, .AI, .CDR. Download LinkedIn icon vector for free. The LinkedIn icon original vector in Adobe Illustrator (EPS) file format. The post LinkedIn icon vector download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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    Dian N
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Free download Monster Energy vector logo at - Monster Energy logo vector file: monster-energy.eps - Size: 247.17 Kb The post Monster Energy vector logo free download appeared first on Vector logos and Logotypes free download -
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  • thank you & friday fun links!

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Well you guys have made my heart go pitter patter. Yesterday’s post was not easy for me, and I sat there for a long time before I pressed publish. Thank you for your kindness. My inbox has been overflowing with sweet messages. It means the world to me that you read my story and just bringing her top of mind makes me smile. I know she’ll never be forgotten. So for that, I will be forever indebted to you. And how about that picture up there! That is me with some jazzy high waisted denim and suspenders…because apparently they weren’t high enough…along with my mom…
  • my sister died

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    So I’ve known for a long time that I was going to write this post. In fact, I’ve tried to write it more than once and it ends up sitting in my drafts folder, and sooner or later it gets deleted or lost in the shuffle. Not because it is not important, but rather I’ve been trying to figure out how to share my story with you. After you read this, please don’t feel sorry for me. Ya, it was the suckiest event of my life, but I’ve also have some really awesome things happen as well. Because my sister died I became stronger. It’s made me appreciate life a whole…
  • lakeside remix — family & dining room

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    My dear friend Laura over at Avery Street Design and i have collaborated before. Well, we decided to do it again, but this time Grace from The Big Reveal and Summer from Simple Stylings joined in the fun! A while back, Laura wrote a post about *needing* to own a lake house because she had too many mugs…I said I’d move in as well since I had too many chairs (I like to save them). Anyhoo, Laura was reminiscing about a small cottage in Lakeside, Ohio her family rented when she was young. Super cute with tons of potential, but I mean, it’s a lake house someone rents…
  • how to build a pipe shelf /// DIY

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When we embarked on the adventure of refinishing our basement, I was pregnant with little maus. Being that my office was soon to become her nursery, I knew I had to move downstairs…which meant downsizing a bit. Being a graphic designer and a hoarder collector of vintage loveliness, I needed a lot of storage space, but I also wanted a pretty sumthin’ sumthin’ to display such loveliness. Shelving was on my mind. I first saw this pipe shelf in the Bash, Please headquarters featured in Rue Magazine. I was like, “I could totally build that!”; however, I must admit,…
  • shops in chicago to buy unique & vintage items

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Sometimes people walk through my home and say, “OMG, where on earth do you find all this stuff?”, and I never really seem to have a good answer. My response is usually, “All over I guess, you just have to have patience to find unique items.” Recently a friend of mine was explaining to me her way of designing a room. She goes to one store, grabs a clerk and orders the vignette in its entirety. Boom. One store, out the door. “Sweet Baby Jesus!” I gasped and exclaimed, “I can’t even comprehend the words coming out of your mouth right now!”…
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    Darren Barnard

  • Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural

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

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

    Darren Barnard
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:31 am
    30 Breathtaking Satellite Photos I recently stumbled upon an amazing  project called Daily Overview.  Daily Overview is a new project that shares one amazing satellite photo from Digital Globes a day in an attempt to change the way we see our planet Earth. The project was inspired by the Overview Effect experience, which is a cognitive shift of perspective and worldview experienced by the astronauts when they get to see the planet Earth from space for the first time. The people behind this beautiful project write: “The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising…
  • The cutest animal on the internet.

    Darren Barnard
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
     The cutest animal on the internet. I have seen may may cute animals on the internet, Dogs, tea cup pigs & Cats with bread on their face. But Booboo i think takes the trophy for the cutest animal on the internet. Booboo is an adorable guinea pig that has become  the muse of a photographer who goes by the nickname “Lieveheerbeestje.” Lieveheerbeestje photos transform cute little Booboo and her friends into fashion models that would turn any Animals & Pets issue into a Vogue look a like. Guinea pigs, neither Pigs nor Guinean, are friendly pets that can be as small as a rat or as…
  • Artist Uses Smoke & Glass Bottles To Create Works Of Art

    Darren Barnard
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    Artist Uses Smoke & Glass Bottles To Create Works Of Art You know the saying one mans trash is another mans treasure well in this case art piece. Jim Dingilian  a New York artist has found an amazing use for empty glass bottles. He takes the empty glass bottles and coates the interior of the bottle in black smoke then once settled, he uses a fine brush and carefully brushing the interior of the bottle he creates amazing art works. The art works though beautiful have a dark and mysterious feel that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay.  The idea of using discarded glass bottles…
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  • 30+ Free Social Media Icon Sets

    DesignCular Team
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Internet is more full of websites. More websites than the number of people on the mother earth! And, the most revenue generating and the most widely used websites, used, all around the world, virally are the Social networking websites. These websites help us connect to each other. Share information with each other, share our memories, photographs, and also share professional life online! Social networking websites are the most viral, … The post 30+ Free Social Media Icon Sets appeared first on DesignCular.
  • Top 6 Websites to Learn Programming Languages

    DesignCular Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    A programmer’s job is considered to be the most interesting job in the world. A programmer is a person, who hates his job, but actually loves to work. When the code works out, there is nothing better, but making the code working out perfectly, requires you to have a lot of practice, and to be having the basics cleared tip to top. There are so many programming platforms, that the … The post Top 6 Websites to Learn Programming Languages appeared first on DesignCular.
  • How and When to Say No to Your Clients?

    DesignCular Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    As a freelancer, you always look forward to get your hands on heaps of work that not just keeps you busy, but at the same time ensures a steady flow of income. More than half the times, these freelancers get overburdened with the tasks at hand and fail to deliver justice to the allotted projects. Hence, it is crucial for freelancers to be able to say no to clients when … The post How and When to Say No to Your Clients? appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 30 Creative Logo Designs for Inspiration

    DesignCular Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Competition has become a well known concept of late, which tends to have its own set of plus and minus points. Any and every business that you were to focus on, be it a product oriented company or a service based firm, there is cut-throat competition prevailing in each of these areas. Amidst, such competition it has become vital for firms and organizations both big and small to make their … The post 30 Creative Logo Designs for Inspiration appeared first on DesignCular.
  • 15+ Innovative and Cool Tattoo Ideas

    DesignCular Team
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    With every passing day, the younger generation is looking forward to engage themselves in some or the other fashion funda with the sole objective of looking cool and different. The latest on the block with regards to the same is opting for body tattoos of different kinds. Gone are the days when only boys were seen getting their bodies tattooed. Today, even young girls are seen joining the tattoo league … The post 15+ Innovative and Cool Tattoo Ideas appeared first on DesignCular.
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  • 3 Reasons Your Business Needs Business Cards

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Every business should be left in no doubt about how important having  business cards can be. They give you the opportunity you need to really boost your business’ credentials and give potential clients or even business partners a means of contacting you in the future. Business cards play an important networking role in the modern environment, and it’s important that businesses the world around are able to capitalise on this type of effective and decisive marketing technique – so what’s so powerful about having business cards? If you aren’t sure, here are three sure-fire reasons…
  • We've slashed our prices even more!

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're dedicated to providing you with the best products at the best prices, so to that end, we've slashed the prices on around half our products making your marketing budget stretch even further and ultimately achieving a bigger return on your investment. And we're not just talking a few pence here and there ... we mean you will save pounds!  All of the prices we've cut have dropped by at least 10% and some nearly 25%! Products that have been reduced include:  Flyers, Postcards, Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Letterheads, Wall Calendars, Desk…
  • Our Daily Deal for 26th August 2014

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today we're giving you 18% off flyers ... that's right, a whopping saving of £18 in every £100 you spend! Now could be the right time to get those flyers made. Even if your artwork isn't quite ready, order today to take advantage of this great discount.No coupon codes - just add your flyers to your cart and our checkout will do the rest when you're done adding products.Click here to visit our Flyers
  • Summer Bank Holiday Specials

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We're feeling generous this August Bank Holiday weekend (even though the weather isn't) so we're knocking a further 5% off all our products so you can save even more on our already competitive prices. Boost your sales for less with our exceptional printed products.The discount will be applied automatically when you checkout, just add all the items you want to your cart. Of course, we're still delivering to UK addresses for free so there are no hidden costs.Also, let's not forget our daily deals which still apply during this promotion, so you can save even more money on selected products…
  • New products for your restaurant

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    Whether you run a restaurant, takeaway, hotel, B&B, wine bar, bistro or something altogether different ... you need to check out our latest products designed to give your establishment extra sex appeal.We've recently added a whole host of stunning new products including Menus, Tearproof Menus (washable and suitable for outdoor use), Bill Folders, Napkin Rings, Paper Placemats, Plastic Placemats, and Tent Cards.All of these great products have been developed using the highest quality paper and other materials with superior finishing that will surely…
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  • Choosing the Perfect Style Home for Your Lifestyle

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

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Creating a Private Retreat When Your Neighbors are Too Close Spending time in your backyard is one of the perks of enjoying the warmer weather. Relaxing on a hammock, reading a book, or spending time with family and friends are great ways to enjoy your outside space in the privacy of your own home – except when that privacy is invaded by peeping neighbors or open spaces. Today, larger homes are being built on smaller lots, leaving homeowners feeling as if they are living in a fishbowl. Homeowners searching for backyard solitude have discovered some unique privacy solutions (as well as some…
  • Berry Slab Pie – The Perfect Summer Indulgence

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Summer is the perfect time to indulge in the bounty of berries that are available to us at local farm stands and grocery stores. Here is a delicious way to enjoy a variety of berries all at once while savoring the comfort of a flaky baked dessert. Berry Slab Pie Recipe  Ingredients: 1/2 of 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry, thawed (1 sheet) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 1/2 cups fresh assorted berries (like blueberries, raspberries and blackberies) 1 egg 2 tabelespoons water Coarse sugar (optional)   Directions 1)    …
  • Money-Saving DIY Landscaping Tips

    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think of landscaping as the ultimate accessory for your home. The perfect balance of trees, shrubs and flowers can enhance your street appeal and welcome your friends and family to a showcase of beauty. Most often, however, this makeover comes with a hefty price tag. Traditionally, homeowners may expect to pay anywhere from 5% to 15% of their home’s value on landscaping (which is based on a median-home value of $213,000 in the U.S.), so could run you over $10,000 at the end of the day. To avoid breaking the bank, DIY landscape experts suggest following these tips to create a garden design…
  • Choosing the Perfect Sink for your Remodel

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Now that you’ve selected the perfect solid surface or granite countertop for your newly renovated kitchen or bathroom, your next decision is choosing the perfect sink. With so many options on the market today, Granite Transformations is here to put it all in perspective for you with an easy guide to making the perfect choice. • Stainless Steel Sinks – Experts agree. Stainless steel sinks are the best choice to complement your granite or solid surface countertops because of their undermount capability and durability. Look for lower-gauge stainless steel when selecting your sink to ensure…
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  • Blazin’ Hydrographics Rolls Out New Look

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    At Hello World Design, we're stepping up our efforts to lower our carbon footprint and offer greener, environmentally friendly Web hosting services to our clients. Designing and hosting websites, just like any other business, can generate an outstanding amount of carbon dioxide. That is why we decided to do our part to neutralize our emissions. Through recent efforts, Hello World Design has earned the official status of a Green Certified Web Site by, an international advocate for green business standards. We started by conserving the resources we use, which is considered…
  • Hello World Design Receives 2014 Best of Portland Award

    6 Jun 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Hello World Design is excited to announce that we've been selected for the 2014 Best of Portland Award in the Website Designer category by the Portland Award Program. This is the second year in a row that Hello World Design has received this honor. The Portland Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Portland area. Recognition is given to companies that demonstrate the ability to use best business practices and implemented programs to generate a competitive advantage and long-term value. The Portland Award…
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  • Lotuff Leather Has Typographic Logo That Politely Says “Premium”

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    From the designer: Lotuff Leather creates fine quality, handcrafted leather bags by combining inherent functionality with classic beauty. We partnered with Lotuff to re-brand their design—the project includes, brand identity, stationery system, print collateral, product packaging, and an e-commerce website. We designed a logo that would be as timeless as their bags and created a branding system that validates the sense of luxury and quality found in each Lotuff product. The color palette is defined by a warm black with undertones of brown, tan, and an aubergine accent color. The print…
  • Modern Stationery Design with a Classic Edge – Seed House

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:18 am
    Stitch Design Co. is a design firm with a strong sense of spacing and type. We especially like their stationery design. First and foremost they brand and communicate. Their work on Seed House shows off their design aesthetic. Seed House is a print shop that would rather do work right and by hand. They’re lucky to have such a strong brand, thanks in large part to Stitch Design Co. Check out more of their work at
  • Why Packaging Design Matters to High End Brands – Minori Sake

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This packaging design incorporates multiple, complementary materials and a bold color scheme. It was produced by Michael Nguyen, a Communication Design student at RMIT University. A second year project to package a product into a high-end target audience. The brand identity developed is called ‘Minori’ meaning harvest in Japanese. The cloudy sake references rice growers of the Niigata region. You can find Michael @
  • Luthia – A Fresh Take on Branding Typography with Plenty of White Space

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Luthia is a Buenos Aires based firm. It sells handmade, detailed and artisanal backpacks and totes. Through a simple yet elegant design we tried to communicate the brand attributes of simplicity, happiness and quality. We achieved this through a minimal and tactile aesthetic; white & grey palette, porous & pure white paper and embossing. It is a minimalistic and aesthetically pleasing brand. -Empatia Empatia is a small firm and proud of it. They work with great brands and their designs are always minimal and focused on clean typography. Their process is well-defined – it’s…
  • How to Take Coffee Packaging Out of the Bag – Wishbone Brew

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
    One of the key roles of Packaging is to ‘represent an experience’ in the decision making process – it can remind customers of the experience they had before (if they bought it before and liked it) or represent the experience that they are hoping to have (if they haven’t purchased it before). At that moment of truth when they are standing at the shelf or comparing product online, subconsciously they are deciding which will deliver the best experience. -Joshua Vanderheide Just read one of Joshua’s posts about packaging and you’re immediately struck by his dedication. His…
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