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Portfolio Update: Emory Allen - The Fox Is Black

Illustrator, typographer, and all around talented guy Emory Allen updated his portfolio recently with some new work. On showcase is a slew of …

T-Mobile's Bobsled brand launches with free Facebook voice calls, much more promised soon

Looking for another free VoIP calling option? Well, you've now got one anyway -- T-Mobile has just announced its new Bobsled brand, and it's kicking things off with a Facebook application that will let you make free, "one-touch" calls to any of your friends around the world. Facebook is apparently …

From A Maker Of Siri, A Text Messaging App And Personal Assistant In One

A text messaging startup wants to read–and chime in to–your conversations. Boon or disaster?<p>Emu launched last week to a wave of great press. It’s no surprise. Emu is an iOS/Android messaging app that was built by one of the senior engineers on Siri. Emu’s premise: As you text with a friend, a smart …

Apps

Typography Mania #231

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Typography

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously …

Gardening

ECAL: Delirious Home

As one of the world's top design universities, it comes as no surprise that the Industrial Design and Media and Interaction Design students from Lausanne's ECAL would wow the crowd in Milan with their creative prowess. But their group exhibition, aptly entitled "Delirious Home," brilliantly …

Voodoo

Smithsonian Magazine's 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian Magazine recently announced the finalists for its 11th Annual Photo Contest. 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries were whittled down to the top 60. Ten photographs were selected from each of the six categories: the Natural World, Travel, People, …

Travel Photography

Articles about 7 interiors shades gray on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>Future zombies, beginnings and good design with the …

Fabrication

Word of Mouth Bologna: Bars and Restaurants

Lacking some of the more iconic tourist attractions of neighboring Florence to the south and Milan or Venice to the north, from the outside it might appear as though Bologna has little to offer. However, the quaint and accommodating city is a little-known pocket of real bona fide Italian charm, …

Italy

Op Art Legend Bridget Riley Gives Hospital A Candy-Colored Makeover

A London hospital recently got a candy-colored makeover from Bridget Riley, the English painter at the forefront of the Op art movement. A colorful abstract mural–Riley’s first in 27 years–brightens the hallways of St Mary’s hospital in London.<p>Riley, who completed two other murals for St Mary’s in …

Art

Project Offers a Glimpse Inside the Bags of 100 Creative People

<b>Victoria Ling, Photographer @ Victoria Ling</b><p>Glimpsing into a person's bag can be a very personal experience. The items that a person chooses to carry on a daily basis can offer great insight into their general character. Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler developed this series, entitled</i> …

Graphic Design
Design

EveryHey – Illustrated Pop Culture Fun Everyday on Instagram - The Fox Is Black

If, like me, you’re constantly on the look out for interesting accounts to follow on Instagram then I’m sure you’ll enjoy EveryHey; an account which …

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

Marutaro, the Pygmy Hedgehog, Poses With Creative Illustrated Masks

Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog with some serious Internet fame. The Japan-based celebrity has over 47,000 followers on Twitter, and more fans around the web. It's not hard to see why – just look at that face! Marutaro enjoys getting his picture taken, and he is patient enough to pose with …

Hedgehogs

Experience Over Convenience: The Manual Coffeemaker No. 1

There's a clear difference in taking some precious morning moments to brew a fresh cup of coffee for yourself and paying a visit to your local …

Coffee

Funny Business Cards Featuring Famous Pop Culture Characters

What would it look like if some of our favorite pop culture characters had their own business cards? Italian creatives Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato of Invasione Creativa have answered that question for us with their hilarious new project. The series answers the question: “What happens to …

Fashion (India)

12 Modern Gardens With Water Features

Manhattan-based firm Pulltab Design created this urban rooftop deck and garden in the East Village. It’s an amazing space that even has an outdoor …

Ponysaurus Beer

When choosing a mascot that's a dinosaur with the lower body of a pony, you're setting the bar high for crafting a beer that will be just as memorable in taste. Started last year by Keil Jansen (who quit his job as a special education teacher to take his home-brewing hobby to the next level), …

Special Education

Articles about 10 tips clutter free bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Alene Workman is an interior designer nationally recognized for her luxury residential and corporate interiors, a Fellow of the...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …

Living Rooms

Star Wars Reimagined As WWII-Style Propaganda Posters

George Lucas’s <i>Star Wars</i> films have always borrowed their inspiration from old sci-fi movie serials. Inspired by the likes of <i>Flash Gordon[i], [i]Star Wars</i>‘s entire aesthetic–from swashbuckling with laser swords right down to the famous opening crawl–is deeply rooted in the 1940s.<p>These great images …

Star Wars

Articles about 8 victorians modern additions on Dwell.com - Dwell

Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for demolition, in need of repair, or the subject of fundraising campaigns.<p>Mike McDonald, an Oakland, California–based builder, faced a …

Architecture

Flex

Not long ago, we were honored to meet some of Brooklyn, NY's premiere competitive dancers and experts in the Flex style. We spent a few hours with the crew—learning about the style and watching some fantastic moves—and their remarkable talents were mesmerizing. Check out the documentary "Flex Is …

Documentaries

The Wonderful World Of Whiskey, In One Boozy Chart

Now available from Pop Chart Lab, the Many Varieties of Whiskey print aims to chart the guiding lights of the whiskey world with the Brooklyn-based company’s customary aplomb. It categorizes and distills (forgive the pun) each type of whiskey down into groups, from scotch to bouron to single malt …

Single Malt Whisky

Wearable Technology: Smart Band-Aids Can Do a Lot More than Cover Up Cuts

One of the most popular wearable medical inventions so far might be the Band-Aid. A flexible strip that heals our cuts and burns and yet never slows …

Wearable Tech

The Toledo House in Guatemala City

Toledo House in Guatemala by Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido.<p>The architects of Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido have designed the impressive Toledo …

A Lamp to Watch Over You

I love my apartment, but there are still two things that drive me up a wall on a daily basis… the hideous smoke alarms and security system. Total …

Intimacy 2.0 Dress Turns Transparent When You’re Turned On

We’re not sure why would anyone wear <b>Intimacy 2.0 Dress</b>, but Studio Roosegaarde thinks that this concept dress will become the next big thing. It’s a …

Fetch Wants a Super Organized, Obsessed Packaging Designer Who Loves Animals

Fetch is looking for a full-time Packaging Designer with print production experience to work with the Creative Team on the production of a new human …

Hate Starbucks? Here’s A Helpful Map Of Indie Coffee Shops

Who says Starbucks has defeated the independent coffee shop? The scene is thriving in San Francisco. As you can see in this map from MIT Media Lab, your next caffeinated fix is just a few blocks away from almost anywhere in the city.<p><b>Try the interactive version here</b>.<p>[Hat tip: FlowingData]MW

Coffee