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A Designer Loved By Kanye Wears His Faith On His (Selvedge Denim) Sleeve

Jerry Lorenzo’s clientele includes Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and the Kardashians. But the God-fearing Angeleno swears fame won’t distract from his true calling.<p>Last fall, the sneakerhead community went wild for a pair of sleek $1,095 Desert Storm-inspired high tops. Within days, they were sold out in …

Make a Great First Impression with Freesumes

When you find a great new career opportunity, the last thing you want to do is submit a bland resume based on a default Word template from the 90’s. …

Employment

The Best UI/UX Design Books & Resources for Designers

Want to be an excellent designer? Looking for the best UI/UX books and resources? Nowhere to go or to gain the right and effective channel for …

Home Is Where the Niche Is

Selling across categories can be easy — as long as you understand the customer.<p>Discerning consumer palettes may scoff at having to meander through a …

Emotional Design — How to Make Products People Will Love

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction<p>Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 46 mins.<p>0.1: Welcome! (7 mins)<p>0.2: An introduction …

Emotions

5 Pages Your Business Website Needs to Be Successful

<i>By Peter Boyd</i><p>When creating a website for your business, you want to ensure it's an accurate representation of your company. In today's digital world, the initial impression you give to future clients is likely coming from your site. It's important to make sure that you're putting your best virtual …

Small Business

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>With hundreds of shades to choose from, go straight to the best. These tried-and-true paint colors work for the pros, so they're sure to hit the right note in your home too.

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

How to Launch a Fashion Business (When You're Terrified to Start)

If you love fashion (you’re on this site, so we’re assuming that’s a given), the notion of designing a collection has probably crossed your mind at …

How To Get Rid Of Love Handles

A Curly Girl's Guide to Gorgeous Hair

Brit Watkins—model and Instagram It girl—shares her secrets for big, bouncy, beautiful hair.<p>It's hard to miss Brit Watkins and her scroll-stopping curls on Instagram. With each post of her riotous ringlets, this model offers, as her bio suggests, "some curlyfro encouragement." Devising a …

7 insider tricks to upgrade your entire vacation for less

If you like to vacation in style but you're on a budget, you probably know that travel isn't so cheap. The average cost of a vacation is $1,005 per person, or about $4,000 for a family of four, according to a 2015 survey by American Express.<p>Fortunately, travel upgrades can come at a great discount …

Flying

Bree’s Burger Cupcakes: A Memorial Day Dessert

We love barbecue bashes and grilled, gourmet sammies as much as the next gal, but let’s be real: sometimes we just need a cupcake. Who do we look to when that sweet tooth just won’t leave us be? Bree, our terrifically talented graphic designer!<p>Flaunting her top-notch baking skills and knack for …

Cupcakes

The Secrets to Making Perfect Pizza at Home

Nina Clemente settled in at the recently revamped Plaza of the Standard, High Line, in New York City this month as its new chef-in-residence. Clemente, the daughter of famed painter Francesco Clemente and costume designer Alba Clemente (both of whom are Italian), infused the menu with Amalfi …

The Underwear That Won't Budge When You Work Out

Having comfortable underwear for working out is key, but picking the right pair for the gym might be easier than you think. StyleCaster interviewed …

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

I Took a Class With Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist—Here's What I Learned

I'll be honest, when I got the chance to attend Mario Dedivanovic's Master Class, I kind of flipped out with excitement. This is the man Kim Kardashian relies on to do her makeup (Chrissy Teigen and Chanel Iman also put their faces in his hands). Dedivanovic is legendary in the makeup world; he is …

20 Rum Drinks That Will Make You Feel Like You're on a Tropical Vacation Even When You're Not

Office dwellers deserve cocktails too🍹<p>When you need a happy hour escape this National Rum Day, look ahead to these delicious rum cocktails (paired with island fruits and herbs) that will whisk you away to the tropics.<p><i>Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa</i>

The 15 Best Plus-Size Swimsuits to Flatter Your Curves This Summer

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Next-generation tech changing the face of manufacturing

The industrial world is on the cusp of a profound and exciting transformation, driven by advances in software that are disrupting traditional business models, industries and production systems. Many of these advances were showcased at the Hannover Messe industrial summit in April 2016. This …

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now

The European Patent Office has identified this year's class of inventions that are shaping the future today.<p>X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for …

Odd Matter Studio's Jesmonite and copper Node lights are modelled on circuit diagrams

<b>Milan 2016:</b> rotating arms complete loops of copper to switch on these lights, which were designed by Odd Matter Studio to resemble electrical …

Solutions: The golden ratio of 60/30/10

When it comes to making design decisions, color is a major player. Whatever hues you choose, the right combination creates a cohesive …

Home Decorating

This L.A. designer is putting an elegant spin on the DIY craft of marbling

First came macramé, then ceramics, indigo dying and quilting.<p>Los Angeles designer Paige Cleveland is revisiting another DIY craft tradition: hand-painted marbling.<p>In this delicate process, paints are floated in a liquid. The artist then takes advantage of the surface tension of the paints, which …

Color Management

A New App Lets Kids Design Their Own Games

Infinite Arcade is the latest app from Brooklyn-based TinyBop that is designed to create inclusive digital experiences for kids.<p>For all their aesthetic virtuosity, kids’ gaming apps can actually be pretty limiting. Whereas analog toys forced kids to use their imagination, high-tech games with …

7 Reasons Why You Should Have An Undermount Sink In Your Kitchen

If you’re planning a new kitchen design, an undermount sink is definitely something you should be considering. An undermount sink is when the sink is …

27 African Fashion Designers Who Are Killin The Game

How to Make a $325 Marbled Leather Bag for $25

Is it me, or are the best bags always the most expensive ones? I get MASSIVE FOMO when I think of all the sweet leather goods I could be rocking if I had a bottomless accessories budget, but it was only recently that I considered DIYing more affordable options. I’ve had my eyes set on this $325 …