Georg Åhrström

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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 …

Silicon Valley

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

7 Date Colognes Guaranteed To Impress Any Potential Lover

If your Tinder pickup line was an absolute trailblazer and you’ve got a time and date on the books, it stands to reason that your pre-date groundwork …

The GTD Master Plan

I have been living by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and philosophy for over 10 years now, and it has helped me a lot. In fact, it's more …

Top 30 Millionaire Habits for Incredible Success

Habits are extremely powerful. Think about the most basic things you do every day, such as your morning and nighttime routines. These aren't even things you think about, you just do them because you've always done them. If you want to become a millionaire, you're going to have to program some new …

Self-improvement

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

10 things highly successful people do to stay motivated

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang on Quora.</i><p>When I was in 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? …

Motivation

5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Have you ever wanted to make an internal transformation but felt stuck in the process? The best part is when your friends give you the "easier said than done" advice such as <i>"just think happy thoughts"</i> or <i>"you just have to know you are good enough,"</i> and you're left thinking <i>"if it were so easy to do</i> …

Procrastination Is a Strong Emotional Coping Mechanism

Procrastination is more than simply spending time on Facebook before starting your work duties. At a foundational, psychological level, putting off …

Procrastination

Social Capital: If You Want to Succeed, Start Making Friends

Hi, my name is Nicholas Christakis and I'm a physician and a social scientist and the discipline I'm going to be speaking about to you today is …

Interview with Adobe Comp CC Designer Khoi Vinh

We love seeing how physical products are made: it’s exciting to see drawings come alive. But we haven’t really talked to any designers who focus on …

Photoshop

The Path to Global Design Director

Insights for climbing the coroporate ladder from Haworth's Global Director of Design & Innovation<p>Whether you just landed your first industrial design …

Industrial Design

3 Ideas For Curing Your Case Of The Mondays

Happy. F**king. Monday.<p>Be honest, this morning sucked, right? Sunday night seemed so peaceful. You thought maybe the weekend would never end. And then, suddenly, the screeching alarm.<p>But what if you’d woken to the sound of a child’s giggles?<p>This is the philosophy of Monyay, a series of three …

InterAct

Muji’s Latest Kitchen Gadgets Are An Exercise In Radical Simplicity

The Japanese retailer Muji, which has earned a cult following for its unfussy brand of household products and clothing, has released three new countertop kitchen gadgets that are a master class in radical simplicity.<p>Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa based the rice cooker ($195), toaster ($95), and …

Kitchen Gadgets

Inside The Manipulative World Of Film Color Correction

Professional colorists reveal their secrets–and a neuroscientist explains why they work.<p>You don’t always consider it when you watch movies, but you are being manipulated by color. Think about Wes Anderson’s pastel films, or the vibrant tropical birds in nature documentaries. The real world …

Cinematography

Type God Erik Spiekermann’s Biggest Challenge? “Asking For Money”

The eminent German designer answers eight questions about his work habits, his first job, and how design can save the world.<p>Whether he’s criticizing Apple for its font choices, blaming bad design for getting “an asshole” elected president, or complaining about the fact-checking skills of …

Letterpress

What Major Music Streaming Services Pay Artists, Visualized

Now that Apple Music has launched, how does the amount it pays artists compare to Spotify and other rival streaming services?<p>Since the arrival of Spotify in 2011, artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they recieve. And now that Apple Music has entered the music …

Apple Music

What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design

Traditional Japanese hospitality, or motenashi, can provide inspiration for the design of smart interactive experiences.<p>The connections between hospitality and design are well known. Charles Eames once remarked to his contemporary and collaborator Eero Saarinen that “the role of the architect, or …

UX Design

Apple Watch "fails to excite" and is "a bit underwhelming" say designers

In April, Apple courted the design world by presenting the Apple Watch at a pavilion in Milan and holding a glamorous dinner for leading designers. …

Smartwatches

Is It Time To Ditch Drag-And-Drop And Finally Learn To Code?

Core77's Sam Dunne turns his back on portfolio templates and dips a tentative toe into the world of web development<p>Is it just me or is Squarespace …

Super Bowl Ads

35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …

Graphic Design

With $13 Million From Maveron, Eargo Is The Hearing Aid Of The Future

After five years of research and $13 million in venture funding, Eargo has created a hearing device that people actually want to wear.<p>Launching out of beta today, Eargo’s invisible, rechargeable hearing aid is modeled after the fishing fly, of all things. It’s made out of flexi fibers — small …

Medical Technology

Friday Five with Federico Delrosso

<i>For this week’s Friday Five, we talk to Federico Delrosso, founder of the Milan and New York-based studio, Federico Delrosso Architects. 1996 saw the</i> …

Are Your Wearables Invading Someone’s Privacy?

Some wearables interact not just with their users, but everyone around them. Here are three design rules for socially responsible devices.<p>Google’s very public experiment with Glass in 2013-2014 provided an important lesson for the designers of wearable devices. Glass failed not because of the …

Wearable Tech