Alev Ozdemir

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These are the two lenses every portrait photographer should own

No matter what genre of photography you’re into, I’m sure you have your favorite lens(es). Manny Ortiz does mainly portrait and has two lenses he’d …

Why You Need to Print and What to Print Your Images On

The importance of printing your own images cannot be understated. There are a number of reasons, but I believe that it mostly comes down to …

Minimal Water-Repellent Backpacks Made From Paper

[paper.] backpacks are lean, green water resistant machines<p>It's not often you see material experimentation in the realm of functional backpacks, …

Amazing Japanese Architecture That Makes Us Rethink Everything

Japan is the land of the unusual, quirky and revolutionary, a place where you pretty much expect anything, including extraordinary architecture that …

These Gorgeous Ceramics Are Made By Blasting Music Below A 3-D Printer

Makerbot meets music.<p>Ceramics are among the oldest handcrafts with the earliest vessels dating back to 24,000 B.C. From practical objects to aesthetic exercises (and not to mention steamy film props), pottery continues to endure. Designers today are still experimenting with the medium and …

9 Tricks to Appear Smart in Brainstorming Meetings

<b>The following is an excerpt from my new book,</b> <b>100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings</b><b> — out now!</b> <b>Get it here.</b><p>In a brainstorming meeting, the pressure of …

Nanocellulose Fibreboard is an all-natural replacement for MDF and moulded plastic

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> Royal College of Art graduate YunTing Lin has created a new material from plant fibres and naturally fermented cellulose, and …

Henry&Co's Chayr features a seat made from hay and grass

Italian studio Henry&Co has used a material created by binding hay and grass to form the seat of this untreated beech wood stool.<p>Henry&Co designed …

Angled shipping container houses a staircase for Israeli port office by Potash Architects

Shipping containers are often repurposed to create buildings, and this structure by Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects features one container balanced …

Autistic craftsmen create sustainable, stylish furniture for maacraft

Maacraft is dedicated to producing homewares that blend contemporary design with socially-conscious manufacturing and sustainability. Behind the …

Furniture

7 Yoga Poses to Undo the Damage of Sitting at a Desk All Day

Ah, there’s much to love about yoga. We know those brilliant yogis have secrets we could all benefit from, and your uber-cute colorful workout gear is fresh from a laundering. But sometimes, after a long day at the office, the last thing you want to do is trek all the way to a studio and then get …

Yoga

Sculptural Wood Jewelry, 3D-Printed Metals + More at Adorn Milk

Alminty3D is a design studio based in Marina Del Rey, CA, founded by Olive (Geman) and Bibo in 2014. Olive is fascinated by maths and geometry. …

Ariane Prin's Rust collection changes over time as it oxidises

<b>London Design Festival 2016:</b> London designer Ariane Prin has added to her Rust collection with a series of blue and green-tinged clocks and pots made …

How to Choose the Best Squarespace Template: The Only Three Tips You’ll Need

If you’re a Squarespace user, this is pretty much the post you’ve been waiting for. And if you’re not… well, you already know where I land on that …

françois jaubert upcycles wasted material into eco-surfboard

<b>françois jaubert — founder of the french architectural firm COMAC — is a young retired architect who left his office life for the surfing culture</b>. …

Design

5 Simple Things You Should Do Every Sunday Night to Prepare for the Week Ahead

Failure to prepare means preparing to fail.<p>Being productive is all about preparation. If you know what you need to do ahead of time, you will know exactly where to dive in as soon as you get started. On the flip-side, if you do not take the time to prepare, you will find yourself flustered and …

25 Organizing and Decluttering Tips to Simplify Your Life

25 Organizing and Decluttering Tips to Simplify Your Life<p>Updated on April 18, 2016<p>Have you ever sat looking at the mound of papers on your desk …

Simplify These Things and You'll Enjoy Life a Lot More

<b>“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~Lao-Tze</b><p>So said Lao-Tze, perhaps one …

8 Things You Should Do If You Work from Home Every Day

When you work from home on a daily basis, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive. It is important to treat this at-home position like a …

Studioilse uses UNESCO-nominated craft technique for furniture collection

Ilse Crawford's Studioilse has collaborated with Bosnian craftspeople to create furniture using a UNESCO-nominated traditional carving technique (+ …

How a simple honey harvester demonstrates the sweet success of viral crowdfunding campaign

Nearly 18 months ago, we reported on Flow Hive, the wildly successful crowdfunded project with two key benefits: making it easier to harvest honey in …

Crowd Funding

Tutorial: How to Create Film-like Images in Your Digital Camera

Just shoot film–that’s the first thing that we’re going to tell you when it comes to shooting images that look and feel more film-like; but we also …

Cameras

Technical Blogging & Design Tutorials

Good morning! Do you mind if I geek out for a second? I am constantly amazed by how much a website can be transformed after following a simple …

Turning Portraits Into Profits: How to Run a Portrait Photography Business

As a photo rep, I have always had great admiration for the portrait photographer. You are catching people at their worst (“I hate having my picture …

Quick tips: Sharp landscape photography

<b>On your way out? Read on for our super quick tips on controlling your shots for pin-sharp landscape shots</b><p>Sharp focus is important in most …

Landscape Photography

Gamechanger: Lift Up! Face Fitness for Your 40s

In your 40s? Well, superwoman, it’s time to supercharge your skin. Introduce facial exercises to an already stellar skin care regimen, and you can …

Skin Care

Build the right workout space for your home

<b>(CNN) —</b> Have you ever owned a piece of at-home exercise equipment that became a massive, expensive clothes hanger? I have. Like many who make good-intentioned commitments to working out at home, I set myself up for failure by going too big, too soon. After only a month, I lost the motivation to run …

Exercise

MIT Professor Calls Out the Biggest Lies Told About Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

I recently asked a question to my social media followers: "Are you born an entrepreneur or can you learn to be one?"<p>I believe you are born with some innate characteristics that make you an entrepreneur. Without those, it's very difficult to be one. Bill Aulet, the managing director of the Martin …

Entrepreneurship