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This Infographic Will Show You What’s Killing Your Creativity

If your inspiration routine involves scrolling through Tumblr until “inspiration strikes,” well, we can’t say that we haven’t been there ourselves, but there are better ways to get those creative juices flowing. <i>Entrepreneur Magazine</i> put out a very helpful/snazzy infographic to guide you through a …

Creativity

8 Ways to Kern Any Typeface Like a Professional Typographer

1. Think About Visual Space<p>Because kerning is a visual element, think of it that way. While many other design elements can be quantified and defined …

50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects - Page...

21. What type of flooring is best for your home?<p>Trying to decide between ceramic and wood? Bamboo or vinyl? There are a lot of different factors to …

Home Decorating

Make Your Own DIY Softbox for $7

DIY projects can be really fun, and filmmaker Dustin McLean has a cool tutorial on YouTube on how to make your own softbox. His is mostly targeted at …

DIY

3D Printed Shoes and the Coolest Hello World Boards You’ve Ever Seen at Fab Academy

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources.<p>In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she …

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now (save $40!)

Another week is drawing to a close and if nothing else, it has been packed full of great paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. The week isn’t …

Apps

40 Books To Unlock Your Creativity And Get You Started On Your Life's Best Work – Learn

<i>Reading about creativity is a great way to inspire yourself, learn about what others have done in your field and motivate yourself to do your best</i> …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to do Frequency Separation for Retouching a Portrait

If you have seen some of the portrait retouching videos on the internet, you have probably stumbled upon the term “frequency separation” at one time …

15 UX and UI Tools for Web Designers

What has been working for you in the past may not be entirely appropriate for your next web or app design project. If this is the case, there are a …

Round Up: Spring Organization Ideas for the Garage and Basement That ADD Space

It's springtime, and that means it's time to sweep out and organize the garage and basement. The sweeping part is easy. The organizing part? That can …

Storage Ideas

How OnePlus One's Marketing Strategy Made it So Desirable

It’s relatively new, and you can get it by invitation only.<p>It’s the smartphone that’s managed to dominate the market in a very short amount of time, an impressive feat accomplished largely due to a clever marketing plan. OnePlus One has earned the title as the new king of mid-range smartphones, and …