Kate Alexander

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How to Stage Your Home While Living in It (Without Losing Your Mind)

This summer, my husband and I decided to put our 1,200-square-foot Spanish-style bungalow in San Diego up for sale. Naturally, this involved meeting with a host of real estate professionals -- all of whom agreed that in order to sell our charming little home for the price we wanted, we needed to …

7 Apps That Will Change The Way You Decorate

Consider these must-haves for any home project.<p>Choosing the right tools, colors and furniture to decorate your home can be overwhelming. Luckily, there's an app for that — several actually. Here are 7 you'll find particularly helpful in getting you through that design to-do list.

Apps

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …

Solving Complex Social Problems Through Collaboration

Geneva Global, a tiny but mighty philanthropic consulting firm that specializes in international development, is helping to change the world from its small suburban corner of Wayne, Pa. With a team of just 52 staff members, they are quietly igniting social good on a global scale through the …

Innovation

Munari's Books

20th century Italian artist Bruno Munari (1907-1998) left his legacy in many different forms—from sculptures, paintings, design furniture and objects, films, photographs to even poetry—but it was his experiments in book-objects for children and adults that inspired and challenged at a very …

Photos of Buildings Up-Close

Roland Fischer’s up-close photos of buildings around the globe are making my graphic designer heart sing!

Architecture

This Agency Ran a Print Ad About How Angry It Was That No One Ran Its Print Ad

Here's the moment when spec advertising finally digests its own tail.<p>The Open Collaboration (aka, OpenCo), a South African agency majority owned by …

Advertising Industry

What The Hell Is Going On With Yahoo’s Design?

An independent designer accuses Yahoo of stealing his designs. He’s probably right, but that’s not even the biggest crime.<p>In September 2014, Yahoo unveiled an iPad version of News Digest, a slick iOS news app that only three months earlier won one of Apple’s coveted Apple Design Awards.<p>Now, …

3 Innovative Online Advertising Platforms You Need to Know About

How are you supposed to know which one will give you the biggest bang for your buck? Here are 3 great options.<p>Let's be honest. When it comes to marketing, it can get a little frustrating with the myriad of techniques, tools, and tips that claim to help you increase ROI. But how are you supposed to …

Marketing

This startup is convincing brands to pay for charging electric cars

Are electric car chargers the latest untapped real estate for marketers to reach environmentally conscious consumers? A five-year-old San …

Small-business services get Uber-ized

In seconds, it seems, the word “uber” has ex­panded from a brand (taxis, driven by freelancers, accessible via a simple smartphone app) into a …

Brass Wall Planters from Rowen & Wren in the UK

These brass wall planters from UK retailer Rowen & Wren remind us of giant brass bin pulls–in a good way.<p>For more about the shop, see Refined Rural: …

Mobile Me: A Landscape Design App That Gets Personal

The problem with many landscape design apps is they really are not interested in <i>your</i> garden. Instead, they expect outdoor spaces to conform to their …

Fortune.com

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Seven Mistakes Killing Your Content Marketing

Creating content in a single format and failing to invest in your own channels are just two common content mistakes, according to the NewsCred …

6 Unique Ways to Target Your Facebook Ads

Shares 10K<p>Do you use Facebook ads to their full potential?<p>Interested in reaching highly specific groups of people?<p>Facebook ad targeting offers …

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How Kettal, a furniture company in Spain, remains a vanguard of outdoor design.<p>Norman Cherner was an innovative designer, both in molded plywood furniture technology and prefab housing.<p>Anodizing aluminum has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the environmentally conscious community...Until now.<p>Each week, …

What’s Up With The Typical Creative Agency?

Change is due for the <i>creative agency</i>. In the year 2015 and beyond creative agencies must learn relevancy. A recent article I came across stated that …

The Art of Error: 12 Cool and Creative 404 Pages

Making your 404 page fun is only half the battle — there’s still a lot of practical factors to keep in mind. In closing, let’s review some general tips to remember when covering your mistakes:<p><b>Link to Popular Posts —</b> Take advantage of the fact that your user may not know where to go next. Recommend …

These modern ads are even more sexist than their 'Mad Man'-era counterparts

The caveat tends to be: "But look how far we've come today! Times sure have changed!" But have they?<p>While demeaning ads were more omnipresent in the '50s and '60s, their modern counterparts can give vintage ads a run for their money. We've compiled some notoriously sexist vintage ads and put them …

How Millennials Are Changing the Way Ad Agencies Work

Last September, Kammie McArthur was tasked with finding a novel way to engage Seattle Seahawks fans for insurance client Pemco. "We created the …

Advertising Industry

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Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.<p>There’s a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house–and if you’re a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …

The New Age of SEO: Why Your Approach Must Change

The old adage "adapt or die" could never be more true when it comes to SEO strategies these days.<p>SEO best practices are going to change whether we like it or not. It's easy to get set in your ways and feel comfortable with your current strategy, but this isn't going to be sustainable in this …

marketers

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

Knowlita + Henry Hargreaves' Coffee Cups of New York

In June, photographer Henry Hargreaves debuted a wildly successful side project: Coffee Cups of the World. On a dedicated website, he released a series of images documenting coffee cup branding from his travels to cafes around the world. The photographs paid close attention to something so …

25 Ways To Become The Happiest Version Of Yourself

By Jerrica Peterson,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/HJNcZr<p>I wish I had the perfect recipe and could douse you all with a concoction of a timeless …