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Which fabrics are most sustainable?

<b>Learn about a fabric's production and disposal in order to make an informed choice while shopping.</b><p>Every piece of clothing has an impact on the …

Hit the thrift store for your next capsule wardrobe

<b>Value Village shows how you can buy 16 basic items for under $150.</b><p>Capsule wardrobes are a hot topic these days. The urge to declutter one’s closet …

Q&A: Taiwanese Designers on 'Sustainable Fashion'

Sustainable fashion is becoming a trend; brands like H&M, Zara and MUJI already have their own "eco" fashion collections and related design awards are being held annually around the world.<p>The EcoChic Design Award, organized by Hong Kong-based environmental NGO Redress, started out as a sustainable …

Harajuku Guy in Jean Paul Gaultier Padded Shoulder Blazer, Valentino & Balenciaga

Manaya is a 19-year-old Bunka Fashion College student who we often see around the streets of Harajuku.Manaya’s look features a wide padded shoulder …

Japanese Street Fashion

Fanny Packs Are Summer's Hottest Accessories Trend

1 of 19<p>Kendall Jenner<p>The supermodel has been spotted wearing a vintage Louis Vuitton fanny pack on numerous occasions<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading …

Harajuku Girl in Red Frilly RASPBERRYPIE Top, Vannie Tokyo & Bubbles Harajuku

Risa is a smiley 20-year-old student who caught our eye on the street in Harajuku.Her look features a red ruffle top by the Japanese brand …

Japanese Street Fashion

This Scandinavian It Girl Has the Coolest Street Style

If you're not yet familiar with Babba Canales, it was only a matter of time before you learned her name. Not only does the Swedish It girl have the …

Emma Watson's Top Is Made Out of Leftover Fabric Scraps, and It Looks Incredible

Emma Watson's advocacy for sustainable fashion was cast into the spotlight when she headed off around the world on her <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> press tour and started an Instagram account devoted solely to good-for-the-planet OOTDs that she wore every single day of her (very long) trip. She blew our …

Japanese Streetwear Look w/ TA2YUKI Knit, Dog Harajuku, Kinji Resale & Platform Vans

Nosuke is a 19-year-old Japanese fashion student who we often see around the streets of Harajuku.His look here features a long sleeve top from the …

Japanese Street Fashion

4 Questions to Reawaken Your Creativity & Imagination

<i>The extended deadline for the HOW In-House Design Awards is July 5. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize your team’s work—because a boost of</i> …

Creativity

Five Interior Design Tips From An Expert

Mr Douglas Mackie is one of Britain’s foremost interior designers, renowned not just for his intuitive eye for colour and space, but his deep love of …

Bring me sunshine: the designers being briefed to create a happier planet

From the Guatemalan town painting itself in bright colours to Norway’s 10-year plan to banish belching exhaust fumes, the London Design Biennale is celebrating ideas that put a smile on everyone’s face<p>This week saw the publication of the 2017 Global Emotions Report, an ambitious survey of the …

What Makes a Great Tour Poster

<i>Master designers reveal why certain gig posters stand the test of time.</i><p>Concert posters have a big job to do. They act as a calling card and a sly …

Graphic Design

For Designers: Japanese Design Principles That You Should Know

<i>Image via Haruka Misawa</i><p><b>It is no secret</b> that Japan produces powerful designers (and some whimsical ones too).<p><b>Here is a</b> list by My Modern Met of a few …

Giant inflatable bubbles become otherworldly, mesmerizing performance venue

Wowza<p>Each June, the Dutch island of Terschelling transforms into a stage for music, performance, and art during the Oerol Festival. This year, one of its pop-up venues is as incredible as the performances it contains. Comprising two enormous plastic bubbles connected by ring-like hallway, the …

Find out what makes things cool

Think you know how to make something cool? Mid-century industrial designer Raymond Leowry sure did. He's behind some of the most iconic pieces of …

Motion Design: The New Standard for Keynote Presentations

Everyone has seen a classic, boring keynote presentation. You know the type: with slide after slide of boring text that practically begs to be ignored. Adding some great images to those slides has been a standard trick to revamp keynotes and charm your audience, but things aren’t quite as simple …

UI Design

6 Essential Steps to Creating Your Own Startup Logo

Everyone tells you that you need a startup logo, but nobody tells you how to make one. They just throw you to the metaphorical wolves, leaving you to …

Design Miami/ Basel 2017: Why design is a 'respite from chaos' - CNN Style

Each year at Design Miami/ Basel a number of the world's premier design galleries take up residence in carefully curated spaces within the Herzog & de Meuron designed building.<p>For seven days the vast hall serves as home for the collectors, critics, press and dealers as they interact, and …

Herzog & de Meuron

Design thinking — the skill every MBA student needs

When BMW sells a car, it knows what customers want. But the company also steps back to understand why they want it. What does a car mean to someone? …

Memphis Design, pop culture, and the battle against ‘good taste’

The ‘80s design collective was a radical departure—and panned as a symbol of trend-chasing yuppies<p>In a decade known for indulgence, the designs that emerged from the Memphis Group defined the boundary-pushing postmodernism of the ’80s. The abstract and angular furniture and graphic patterns devised …

Grzywinski + Pons creates "sophisticatedly tropical" interiors for Edinburgh's Eden Locke hotel

Pastel-coloured walls, wicker furniture and an abundance of planting feature inside this Edinburgh hotel, which New York studio Grzywinski + Pons has …

Before & After: Wallpaper Transforms a Tired Table

Claire from Pillar Box Blue generously made over her friend's worn table in a single afternoon. Adding bright color and vivid patterns to a wood …

Feature | Modernist cottage industry

Winter 2017<p>Modernist cottage industry<p>For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and illustration …

Art Nouveau, the Ornate Architectural Style that Defined the Early 20th Century

At the turn of the 20th century, a new architectural movement swept through Europe, creating some of the most spectacular monuments in history. From about 1890 to the start of World War I, Art Nouveau architecture swept across the continent, making use of new technologies for a highly ornamental, …

Art History

Graphic Design Basics

Good graphic design is no accident<p>Graphic design is the process and art of combining text and graphics to communicate an effective message in the …

Symmetrical Balance

Lesson 1: Centered, Mirrored, Evenly Distributed Balance<p>Balance as a Principle of Design > <b>Lesson 1: Symmetrical Balance</b><p>Symmetrical balance is easiest …

How to create noisy, risograph-style gradients and textures in Photoshop in 3 ways

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>Stefan Hürlemann — Designer</i><i>.</i><p>As my projects on Instagram and Behance grew in popularity, there have been a lot of personal …