Micah Ballard

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Why You Should Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets with Drawers

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets and another, deeper row of cabinets under the countertop. The lower …

Kitchens

Installing an Instant Hot Water Recirculating System

A hot water recirculating pump can be used to provide instant hot water to showers and faucets when it is needed most, without wasting water down a …

Monotype release new typeface SST, originally designed for Sony

Monotype has released a new typeface, SST, “a timeless sans serif created specifically to help brands consistently extend their brand across multiple …

How the BBC builds websites that scale

<i>This article was originally published in net magazine in 2016.</i><p>In 1948, the Olympic Games was broadcast live on television for the first time. …

10 Fonts to Follow in 2017

You're reading 10 Fonts to Follow in 2017, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

A Mind Bending 3D Optical Illusion Wall Art Made Using One Sheet of Paper

Seattle visual designer Taras Lesko of VisualSpicer has created <i>Infinity</i>, mind bending 3D optical illusion wall art made using one sheet of paper. It …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

'We get people to stop and look': The election year's most provocative political artists

In the absence of election-year artwork as ubiquitous as Shepard Fairey’s 2008 “Hope” poster, political memes have become dominant images this political season. But that doesn’t mean the art world has been silent.<p>Activist street artists have been especially busy creating some of the presidential …

27 Modern Living Rooms Full of Luxurious Details Photos

As one of the most frequent gathering spots for family and friends, whether you're hosting a movie night or a cocktail party, living rooms should be welcoming and cozy—but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. These living rooms from the <i>AD</i> archives embrace a minimalist, modern aesthetic to …

Make Cabinets the Easy Way

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” …

Can You See All 12 Black Dots At Once?

It’s no dress, but this optical illusion will surely make your head hurt.<p>What you’re looking at is called Ninio’s extinction illusion. There are …

Free Hair Style Applications for iPhone and Android

If you want to try a new hair style, and have no idea what you should do, you can try an app on your iPhone or Android phone, and style your hair. …

Hair

An ex-North Face employee claims to have made the world's strongest tent

If you're looking for a proper tent, you'll find a wealth of brands: REI, ALPS Mountaineering, The North Face, Tarptent. What you won't get, though, is something strong enough to survive disasters.<p>Martin Zemitis is trying to change that. A former North Face product designer with 33 years in the …

Consciousness

Hydroponic Garden Jar Cilantro

The perfect way to top off taco night? <b>Fresh cilantro picked from your windowsill!</b> This Garden Jar kit from Modern Sprout has everything you need to <b>grow</b> <b>a thriving cilantro plant at home</b>. The jar is equipped with a hydroponic system that brings water into the roots through a process known as …

Stainless Steel

11 Tools You Can Use To Learn More About What Your Users Are Thinking

The biggest challenge with building a new product is that you aren’t a mind reader. So you have no idea what your potential customers want to use or …

Google Analytics

HomeMade Modern EP57 Outdoor Concrete Bench

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the wooden forms from that project to make the …

Woodworking

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

The leaves start turning early in the resort towns outside Denver, but the city’s foliage takes center stage during October, when you can see it …

Free Polygon Backgrounds and Textures

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Polygon backgrounds are pretty famous among web designers. Most of the polygon environments are …

Homemade Jerky Drying Methods - Real Food

<i>High in protein and low in fat, jerky has become a hugely popular snack, but there are problems with commercially-made jerky. It’s expensive, high in</i> …

BBQ

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Two New Furniture Making Techniques That Are Challenging Traditional Woodworking

And they were created by students<p>After thousands of years spent manipulating wood, humans are still inventing new and exciting ways of working with …

This Couple Builds Cat Furniture That's Nicer Than Everything You Own

We need this right meow.<p>Anyone who’s lived with a cat knows they are capable of decimating your furniture. Cats love to scratch, often at the expense of your couch, your curtains, your carpets, your upholstery...the list goes on and on.<p>Cat trees help keep your feline friend occupied, but they take …

Furniture

To free the creative process from the keyboard, a designer invented off-screen tools for all to use

“We change our minds by moving our hands,” wrote cognitive psychologist Susan Goldin-Meadow in a seminal 2014 study about how gestures and physical tasks deepen and enhance creative thinking. But for most designers, gone are the days of drawing pads, inks, pencils, glues, rulers, thumbnails and …

3 Aquaponic Farms in Brooklyn Killing It

Aquaponics is an emerging urban farming trend that's ideal for big cities since it's relatively low-maintenance and can be set up just about …

Netflix Wants to Pay You to Travel and Photograph Food

Time to up your Instagram game.<p>It’s easy to poke fun at the people in restaurants who document their meals, but maybe they are just practicing for …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Artist Quits Job to Craft Beautiful Handmade Fairy Tale Book Covers

Aniko Kolesnikova creates darling journal covers, molded out of clay and rich in dreamy detail. Better known as Mandarin Duck online, this creative lady keeps herself very busy, between filming YouTube tutorials, sculpting items with clay, and crafting various, adorable, homemade pieces. Having …

Filmmaking