Greg Balza

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Case Study: What Does a Real 4-Hour Workweek Look Like…With a Family?

One common challenge for readers of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> is the creation a “muse”: a low-maintenance business that generates significant income. Such a …

Modular House Design Concept Clings to the Side of a Cliff

In response to a number of clients seeking options for living on extreme coastal plots, Australian prefab architecture firm Modscape created the <i>Cliff House</i>, a design concept for a home that extends precariously from the side of a cliff. Inspired by the way barnacles hang on to a ship's hull, the …

House Design

Do Better Work by Taking Time Off

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.</i><p>I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on …

Why Burning Man courts the tech elite

Dusty tech billionaires may be the only thing that can help Burning Man, which came to its annual fiery conclusion this weekend, overcome a pleasant problem: Even after capping attendance at around 70,000 people, the interactive arts and music festival is having trouble handling its own …

Moleskine Livescribe Notebooks transfer ideas from paper to screen

Stationery brand Moleskine has created a series of notebooks for use with a Livescribe smartpen to turn notes written on the pages into digital files …

Tomás – Tea House Store Identity Design

Tomás, a traditional tea house – store identity by Savvy Studio from Monterrey, Mexico.<p>Look at this beautiful branding project! Monterrey, Mexico …

Love at First Site: Pictoguard Can Banish That Embarrassing Selfie from Google Search

A few irrational fears of ours: Spiders, heights and the unflattering pictures we took in college coming back to haunt us. While we're currently in …

Millennials Are Renting Instead Of Buying And The Retail Industry Is Freaking Out

Apparel retailers are threatened by rental startups like Rent the Runway and Bag Borrow or Steal, Grace Ehlers writes on industry website The Robin Report.<p>The trend has also spread to the music and hospitality industries with companies like Spotify and Airbnb, Ehlers writes.<p>"Never mind buying a …

Why Humin Could Replace Your iPhone's Phone App

We took an early look at Humin, an impressive contacts app for the iPhone, back in January this year. Finally, it’s launching onto the App Store in the US today and it’s even better than when we first tried it.<p>Humin works best when it’s placed in your dock in place of the default Phone app. It …

Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

Endless Skyscraper Proposes a Vertical City in a Single Structure

The skyscrapers of the future aren't going to just be buildings, but will function as vertical cities. That's according to SURE Architecture, at least. <i>Endless City</i> is a fascinating proposal that transforms the skyscraper into an upright ecosystem. It's a mixed-use tower that is wrapped in huge …

Architecture

New Edition of Paul Rand's Thoughts on Design

In 1947, art director and graphic designer Paul Rand published a striking manifesto on the nature of design itself. This essay would directly impact the world of graphic design for ages. In fact, its applications (in addition to Rand's graphic design work) remain powerfully resonant today. While …

Graphic Design

The Science Of Menu Design: How Restaurants Can Make You Choose A Salad Over A Cheeseburger

Redesigning menus to encourage healthier eating choices might not just be better for our waistlines, but for restaurant profits, too.<p>Responding to the rise of American obesity rates, some politicians have proposed regulations that would require restaurateurs to reduce portion sizes, eliminate …

Paint the rainbow: the Scribble Pen that lets you draw in 16 million colours

Since the earliest version of MacPaint, launched in 1984, graphics software programmes have done their best to imitate real life, providing mini icons of pens, pencils and paint pots to show what these magic pixel-manipulators will do on your screens. But now, in a process of barely credible …

The Urge to Purge. Feng Shui Advice.

We’ve all had glimpses of this on the first warm spring day when we throw our windows open and look around our homes suddenly noticing the winter …

Make Any Surface Multitouch!

Touch+ is the all-in-one personal companion for any computer that lets you control from ANY surface… even the water while you’re taking a bath! No …

12 Outdoor Places for Maximum Lounging

The Nu-Ovo, egg-shaped structure can be used for many purposes, but let’s be honest, it screams outdoor nap, doesn’t it? Paolo Maldotti designed it …

Graphic Design and Typography by Jessica Svendsen

Sophisticated Graphic Design and Custom Typography.<p>Jessica Svendsen received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BA in …

Colorfully Dreamy Portraits Show Pit Bulls in a Softer Light

Some dogs unfortunately and unnecessarily get a bad rap. We've seen efforts to show the beauty of all-black canines, and now photographer Sophie Gamand has shared with us a new series, <i>Flower Power</i>, where she aims at presenting the pit bull breed in a different light. Rather than portraying them …

New York City

Steven Heller and Gail Anderson's Typographic Universe – in pictures

Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller ( <i>New York Times</i> art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of <i>Rolling Stone</i>) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, <i>The Typographic Universe</i> (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of …

Colorado Hits a New High for Pot Sales

Colorado marijuana dispensaries sold an estimated $24.7 million of recreational marijuana in June, according to tax figures released Friday by state …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Fortune.com

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9 Design Ideas That Shaped The Web

From emoticons to GIFs to graphical user interfaces, the inventions that opened the web to everyone.<p><i>100 Ideas that Changed the Web</i> plots the history of the world wide web, from an electronic telescope dreamed of by a Belgian bibliophile in 1934 to Tim Berners-Lee vision of a machine that thinks. …

New Webinar: The Top 3 Ways to Get More Engagement with Your Imagery on Instagram and Facebook

You might be on Instagram and Facebook, but are you using these platforms the right way to grow your photo business? After all, finding success …

Build Your Art + Design Library: Chronicle Books eBook Sale

Now is the perfect time to build your digital design library because Chronicle Books is having a big sale with nine fantastic design library ebook …

The Future Of Smart Things Is Dumb

Frog’s ex-chief creative officer: There’s a better way to embed intelligence in our lives than surrounding ourselves with needy gadgets.<p>Last weekend, I spent several hours updating the firmware for some lightbulbs in my home. Yes, I did a <i>firmware update for lightbulbs</i>. They’re smart lightbulbs, and …