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Samsung Announces Their Entry into the Arduino Family

When you think about Samsung, the first products that come to mind are probably phones or televisions, not Maker-focused electronics. Today, with their announcement at Internet of Things World, Samsung has entered the Maker world with their ARTIK platform, an Arduino compatible family of devices …

MERGE Concrete Desk Set

The <i>Merge</i> collection of sculptural desktop items is based on simple geometric shapes and industrial appeal. Made of concrete, it’s designed by Sean Yu …

POM POM Visual Identity

Nothing like a good branding project to start the week inspiring and motivated. Today we featured a project titled Pom Pom by Reynolds and Reyner …

'Tableau' and Other Auto-Irrigation Systems for Tortured House-Plants

Too irresponsible to water daily? New wave of designs are here to help<p>If you're at all like me, the last year will have seen you jump wholehearted on …

A Steam-Free Way to Bend Wood: The Hot Pipe Method

This low-tech method is best for pieces up to 3/8" in thickness<p>Scotty Lewis describes bending wood as "one of the most exciting and magical things a …

Beautiful 3D types

We have already posted about Pier Paolo, a designer and motion designer, living in one of the most beautiful places in Brazil, a island called …

Tilta: A Double-Sided Freestanding Bookcase

Paolo Cappello’s Tilta is a double-sided, freestanding bookcase that can also work as a room partition. Designed for Italian brand SlowWood, the …

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop explained in a minimalist visual design.<p>M.A. Kather, a Chennai, India based UX and UI designer has created this little …

Graphics

Surreal Photography by Logan Zillmer Explores the Fantastical

With images shrouded in mystery, Logan Zillmer's work will leave you wondering how the story will unfold. The minimal landscape of his home in the midwest provides the perfect backdrop for his surreal photos. His journey into photography started in high school shooting film, but as an adult he …

9 Squares: A Collaborative GIF Project for Nine Designers Using Four Colors in Three Seconds | Colossal

<p>9 Squares is a collaborative motion graphics project where 9 designers are given a 350-pixel square, four colors, and three seconds to create any …

Nendo's seven door concepts include designs for wheelchair users and children

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Nendo's ideas to reinterpret the simple wooden door include sliding portions, an additional opening for children and a portal that wraps …

Milan 2015: New Ideas + Talent at Ventura Lambrate

Ventura Lambrate is my favorite design district in Milan – always packed with student and graduate work, it’s where the new ideas are. Projects are …

India Mahdavi's Bold Bisazza Tiles are Cement, not Ceramic

This is the flooring version of "I can't believe it's not butter"<p>Bisazza may be known for their glass mosaics and ceramic tiles, but lately they've …

This Table Was Inspired By Data Viz’s Most Hated Chart

Compared to flashier visualization methods, the pie chart is hated by data viz designers, but home decorators might be more forgiving: the Times 4 Coffee Table by Goncalo Campos uses a quartered pie chart as a sexy way to keep your living room organized.<p>Designed for French design site Polit.fr, the …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Double Exposure Animal Portraits by Andreas Lie | Colossal

<p>Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Snowy mountain …

Illustrator vs Photoshop

Indian designer M.A. Kather created a project about the differences in illustrator and Photoshop explained in minimalistic visual design. What's your …

Scars Can Be Beautiful

A cousin of the Black Scars Cabinet, the White Scars Console appears to have the same sordid past with its somewhat menacing, scarred surface. Like …

Tim Burton

Handmade Kraft Paper Animations by Nancy Liang | Colossal

<p>From time to time we love to stop and marvel at the mathematical wizardry of artists and designers who make GIFs with code, but Sydney-based …

GIF Animations

Minimalist DIY Projects Packed With Beauty

All the latest trends point towards simplicity and minimalism and things are not any different in the field of interior design where designers try to …

7 Ways to Maximize a Small Entryway

Interior Design

Why Design Piracy Affects a Lot More People than Just the Designers

The ripple effect created by an alleged Urban Outfitters knockoff<p>Many of us would love to see one of our product designs for sale at a large retail …

Norwegian Presence exhibition showcases products at Milan design week

<b>Milan 2015:</b> furniture, ceramics and glassware by Norwegian designers have been collected together for an exhibition intended to show the country's …

Jill Brinson's Rustic and Luxurious Design

A cottage that mixes salvaged wood with industrial steel.<p>Interior designer Jill Brinson mixes rough, salvaged beams with Moroccan tapestries and industrial steel shelves in her renovated cottage home in Atlanta.