David Aames

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The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

Why new domain names are the new black

Even though the internet and World Wide Web have been around for decades, it’s actually a fairly new technology when you compare it to other similar technologies. The Web is still pretty young and only recently has the growth of it really accelerated.<p>While it is a fairly new technology, it’s …

Domain Names

The 16-year-old designer shaking up the music industry

Benji Taylor is not your standard 16-year-old. After building up a shamefully impressive graphic portfolio, the London designer has sent sky-high shockwaves across the pond – with artists like Ram Riddlz and A$AP Ant among the many tapping his talents. On top of that, he’s also casually managed to …

App Store

Ikea for 2x4s: Building gorgeous furniture out of unfinished lumber

The design idea of "counter-constraint" is to create things in such a way as to get around some constraint -- for example, open source hardware works …

6 Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

From artificial intelligence to wearables, here are some of the biggest ideas shaping web design today.<p>Web design thrives on two things: innovation and imitation. Unfortunately, there’s often a lot more of the latter. We all like to seize upon the latest trends, use them until they’re ubiquitous, …

Product Management: What I Learned About User Data, Research and Actionable Steps!

As I research product management disciplines and best practices to become a better PM entrepreneur, I came across content from Laura Klein that got …

These recycled 'pasture' rugs bring nature's textures into the home

For most people, carpets and rugs are utilitarian things -- soft under the feet and great for warming up cold floors. For artist Alexandra …

Buenos Aires

Official Showcase Website for Adobe

Serge Vasil shared a super cool project on his Behance profile, it was a responsive website project he did for Adobe and the best thing about it is …

3 Rapid Design Activities to a Customer-Centered Product Roadmap

When developing new product concepts, customer input is often overlooked or brought in later in the process. This leads to early concept generation based on assumption rather than real customer need and can lengthen the overall product development process. In this presentation we discuss three …

UX Design

Good practice: APFEL launches an online store of graphic design goodies

Even if you're not familiar with the London design agency A Practice for Everyday Life (APFEL) by name, you'll have likely come into contact with their work at some point. Launched 12 years ago by Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas and working across the fields of brand identity, art direction, website …

Graphic Design

These former Tesla employees defected to a new, top-secret rival

AP<p>It's no secret that a number of former Tesla employees are now heading up the new electric car start-up Faraday Future.<p>Just check out the company's …

Tesla

Add some comfort to your workspace w/ today’s 3M sale at Amazon: dual monitor mount $184, much more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers <b>up to 70% off</b> select 3M monitor stands and mounts, plus other …

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Unconventional Podcasts For Designers And Creative Entrepreneurs

Podcasting is becoming the new way of entertainment and self-development for designers and entrepreneurs. While companies and individuals are slowly moving to this medium there are already established and noteworthy shows you don’t want to miss.<p>In this compilation, you will find 10 unconventional …

Entrepreneurship

What the U.S. Should Be Doing to Protect Intellectual Property

The U.S. invests vast amounts in innovation – $135 billion from federal government sources alone in 2015 – yet it lacks a coherent intellectual property strategy to ensure that the investment pays off. Is the U.S. naïve? Negligent? It’s puzzling.<p>Numerous countries, from Singapore to Japan, have …

Pizza boxes contain chemicals that may be worse for you than pizza

Even the packaging of some greasy, late-night indulgence foods may be bad for you.<p>Three substances commonly found in paper and cardboard food containers were banned this week from food packaging by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in a long-delayed response to a 2010 petition filed by a …

High Blood Pressure

Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back

Neckties embedded with QR codes. Pants that make drum noises. “Uber for medical marijuana.” These are just a few of the goofy startup ideas that have cropped up in Silicon Valley in recent years.<p>I can’t be the only one who’s disappointed with this. The Valley is the birthplace of game-changing …

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Photography

Take A Peek At The World’s Coolest Cabins

The popular Cabin Porn Tumblr is now a gorgeous coffee table book.<p>City-dwellers have been idealizing remote cabin life since well before Thoreau penned <i>Walden</i>, but our current hyper-connected, productivity-obsessed lifestyles have made the quest for calm feel especially pertinent. It’s the …

The Best UX Visuals Follow These 2 Rules

Design details send all sorts of cues to users. Make sure you know what your visuals are saying.<p>This is the second in a series of excerpts from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>David …

Yes, Robots Really Are Going To Take Your Job And End The American Dream

Now that machines can diagnose cancer, trade stocks, and write symphonies, they’re not just going to make humans more efficient as they have in the past–they are replacing them entirely and wrecking the economy along the way.<p>There’s nothing new about fears of technological unemployment. The idea …

Futuristic Police Heavy Drone Concept by Maciej Frolow

Drones are getting popular by days, these unmanned aerial vehicles can be controlled safely from the ground. They’ve been increasingly used in …

App Icon Sketches by Ramotion

Ramotion is a digital design agency with incredible works. In this post we selected some app icon sketches they have as part of their app icon design …

Dwell

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Home Tours

At IKEA Temporary, a Concept Kitchen for 2025

Four Prototypes for the Future of Cooking from Ikea and IDEO<p>It was hard to miss the green and white striped billboards and subway ads dotted around …

Rebranding Weed

Rebranding Weed<p>via fastcompany.com<p>In 2010, Silicon Valley vets Michael Blue, Christian Groh and Brendan Kennedy left their their shiny tech offices to join the marijuana movement. At the time, cannabis was rapidly becoming more accepted as a legitimate medical treatment and, one by one, states were …

Edward Hopper

America's Changing Pot Laws Mapped

America's Changing Pot Laws Mapped<p>via time.com<p>In observation of 4/20, the world’s unofficial cannabis celebration, TIME has compiled a map and timeline of America’s evolving state laws regarding recreational and medical marijuana use. The interactive data visualizations pull data from the Marijuana …

Imperial College London

No Cold Coffee, Only HOT!

Regular YD-ers know about my coffee addiction and how I love my cuppa joe by my side. According to my survey there are two kinda tea/coffee drinkers, …

Here’s A Pungent Tour Inside San Francisco’s Top Marijuana Dispensaries

Join us behind the green door for a peek at three of the world’s best-designed pot shops.<p>There are about 30 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city of San Francisco, though you might not know it to walk by them. With names like Shambhala Healing Center and Mission Organic, you’d be forgiven for …

Green Beauty for Earth Day

With the 45th anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow, take this time to scrutinize your top shelf and bathroom cabinets, and reevaluate your current skincare routine. With the growing number of young skincare brands out there reigning in the potent power of natural ingredients, it's easier than ever to …

Skin Care

The Most Beautiful Book About Weed You’ve Ever Seen

Green is a new Pentagram-designed guide to different weed strains that won’t look out of place alongside your Mies monographs.<p>When weed was an entirely illicit substance, professional designers stayed far away from it–both to avoid tarnishing their classy reputations, and because there simply …