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Textile printing

<b>Textile printing</b> is the process of applying colour to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics the colour is bonded with …

Handwoven Tailormade: A Tandem Guide to Fabric Designing, Weaving, Sewing and Tailoring

How to Sew Perfectly Matched Plaids

Give your handmade plaid, striped, and patterned garments an upgrade—learn how to sew perfectly matched plaids!<p>Ready to take the guesswork out of pattern matching? Add a bit of extra yardage to your next fabric cut, then follow his helpful guide that Jen from Grainline Studio shared on Sew Mama Sew …

Pro Chef Half Apron with Ribbon Trim

The original inspiration for this project came from our official Sew4Home <i>You Asked 4 It</i> list. When you send us a request or comment online about …

Sealand’s Bags are High-fashion, High-function, but Low Footprint

We’ve covered so many backpacks and bags in the past. Some innovative, some incredibly functional, some multi-functional, durable, modular, etc. It’s …

How To Properly Measure For A Suit

Whether you’re replacing a worn out suit for work or attending an event that calls for you to wear a suit, it’s important that it fits you correctly …

Learn How to Design Patterns for Fabrics + Wallpaper in Under 1 Hour

Pattern lovers: You’re going to love our newest online class in the Brit + Co Shop. Check one more creative skill off your list by learning how to design custom patterns (in just under an hour!). With the help of creative software like Adobe Illustrator, you’re going to create colorful patterns …

How to Take Your Passion to Market in 6 Easy Steps

Passionate about something? Turn it in to a business. Here is how.<p>Millions of people are stuck in jobs they loathe. These people have passions--things they love for, love doing, and would prefer doing the rest of their life. And yet they stay at their jobs, miserable and unfulfilled.<p>Is it possible, …

Business Strategy

How These 12 Freelance Business Owners Earn $100K/year

How These 12 Freelance Business Owners Earn Over $100,000 Per Year<p>September 19, 2016<p>Leaving your day job and launching your own freelance business is …

18 best places to promote your startup for virtually nothing

When you have launched a startup or prototype, one of the most important strategies to prove is your business concept and gaining early user traction. If you’re like most startup founders, you don’t have much money, nor do you have enough money to hire a PR agency. However, to become a great …

99 Tools To Enhance Your Freelance Lifestyle

The world of freelancing is incredibly competitive, even now more than ever. If you want to be successful as a freelancer in the 21st century, you …

Project Management

100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done.<p>In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs. I have tried hundreds of different tools …

Graphic Design

There are 14 necessary components to the creative process, scientists say

Turns out there’s a science behind being creative. According to new research, the creative process actually involves 14 components, which both work together and build on each other.<p>In a study published in Plos One on Oct. 5, computational scientist Anna Jordanous of Kent University in England and …

Creativity

TextileHive. The App

The Textile Hive Application, built by Visual Archiving, is a ground breaking visual tool for designers and educators developed on the custom Visual …

Inside Yohji Yamamoto's Fashion Philosophy

In a rare interview, Yohji Yamamoto speaks to BoF's Imran Amed about the fashion philosophy that underpins his revolutionary career.<p><b>PARIS, France</b> — …

When West Africans Dress, the Fabric Is the Message

<i>What in the World offers you glimpses of what our journalists are observing around the globe. Let us know what you think:</i> <i>whatintheworld@nytimes.com</i><p>Plop down in almost any West African capital, and settle in for a fashion show.<p>Along the sandy streets that double as a catwalk, you’ll spot men in …

What Designers Collect

Mythical taxidermy, pocket squares, exotic hot sauces, and cast-iron robots. These are just some of the things designers hoard.<p>Designers have a deeper appreciation of the beauty of objects compared with most people, but they also tend to live minimally. That got us wondering: When designers <i>do</i> cave …

Comic Books

How Eileen Fisher and the CFDA Are Propelling The Next Generation Toward a More Sustainable Future

Sponsored Story<p>The designer hosted three young graduates in a yearlong residency with an emphasis on social and environmental …

A Robot That Sews Could Take the Sweat Out of Sweatshops - MIT Technology Review

Take a look at the tag on your shirt. If you are in the U.S., chances are it was made in a country like China or Thailand and then shipped …

For Her - Aleteia — Catholic Spirituality, Lifestyle, World News, and Culture

What Is Organizational Culture? And Why Should We Care?

If you want to provoke a vigorous debate, start a conversation on organizational culture. While there is universal agreement that (1) it exists, and (2) that it plays a crucial role in shaping behavior in organizations, there is little consensus on what organizational culture actually is, never …

Organizational Culture

Culture Alignment Framework — a uniquely powerful tool for aligning strategy and culture<p>An organization's culture can support or undermine its …

The Secret Ingredient To A Productive And Satisfying Career

Often overlooked in favor of money or external rewards, intrinsic motivation is critical to our career satisfaction and productivity.<p>Daniel Kim was the CEO at online game company Nexon America when he had a career epiphany that changed his life. His mentor Bill Moggridge, founder of the design firm …

Streetography Aims To Help You Find The Best Places To Shoot In Town

Let’s face it, one of the hardest parts about photographing in a new and unfamiliar place is finding the good spots to shoot. It takes time, …

Crowdsourcing

The Top Creative Entrepreneurs in Media and Marketing Today

Creatives are often stereotyped as being disorganized, pie-in-the-sky dreamers. But combined with a great idea and some entrepreneurial thinking, these entrepreneurs show how to turn creative ideas into a full-fledged business.<p>Creative people tend to prefer complexity and ambiguity. They extract …

Creativity

You Can Give A Robot A Paintbrush, But Does It Create Art?

Whether you play an instrument, sing or sculpt, "everyone does some kind of art," Pindar Van Arman says.<p>Van Arman is a painter, but he's also a software designer. He has built a handful of machines and worked on a DARPA challenge team in California to build a self-driving car.<p>His latest project? A …

Georgia Tech

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or …

Cooking

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Creativity

Young Kenyan Sees Permaculture Seeding Peace

"There are only two options. To be the person who is making positive change or to support the one who is making positive change."<p>This was one of the first things Yongo Otieno Wycliffe said to me, peering through a smeared video image with bare, yellowed walls towering behind him. I was impressed by …