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The Inside of This House Is Making Us Insanely Jealous

This is proof you don't need a lot of money to make your house look good.<p>With penny-pinching ideas at every turn, Texas designer Holly Mathis proves …

Google Updates Material Design and Adds Color Tool

You're reading Google Updates Material Design and Adds Color Tool, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Material Design

Tips of the Week: Gap Filling, No-Welder “Welding,” Goofy and Great Headlamps

I am really enjoying putting together these weekly <i>Tips of the Week</i> articles (every Friday). I love scoping out all of the videos, tweets, Instagram feeds, and <i>Instructables</i> projects from the makers I follow in search of great tips, techniques, and hacks. This week, I nabbed several tips, namely …

20 Best WordPress Plugins For Every Website Owner

WordPress gives you all the tools that you need to create powerful websites with stunning designs and features. However, if you wish to add more …

Google Maps

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

31 Best Websites to Score Free Stuff

Want to know how to get free stuff? All you have to do is search some tried-and-true websites to uncover the best deals, freebies and coupons. …

10+ Adorable Hedgehog Pics To Celebrate Hedgehog Day

Happy Hedgehog Day! Did you know that thousands of years ago before Groundhog Day became a tradition, Romans would celebrate a similar event on the …

Groundhog Day

I Create Fun Images Using Photoshop Because Photography Takes Itself Too Seriously

Too much photography takes itself too seriously. My work is about anything other than work, it's about the play.<p>Every day I hunt for juxtapositions …

16 Of The Coolest Creative Offices In Paris

Photographer Marc Goodwin has traveled the world documenting creative offices, from Beijing to London and Scandinavia. It’s a bit ironic, since he’s office averse. “I’ve always been kind of office-phobic,” he says. “It’s one of the reasons I chose to go into photography.”<p>Goodwin’s latest series …

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

Get unlimited access to thousands of vectors and design assets

Even the best designers need a little help along the way. The next time you’re stuck on a design, check out the library of assets and vectors from …

Artist Uses Engineering to Fold Mesmerizing Geometric Paper Sculptures

Paper engineering artist Matt Shlian produces incredible forms from the ubiquitous, everyday material. Making strategic and precise folds, he creates stunning geometric designs built with tessellations. The three-dimensional pieces are often crafted in bone-white or black-colored paper, which …

Art

69 Videos Every Designer Should Watch

Design has a history; design shapes culture; design is creative; design is a process; design is helpful; and design is human. Whether you’ve two …

Videography

5 Breadboarding Quick Tips

If you have some free time over the holidays, perhaps you’re planning on finally diving into some electronics projects. If you’re new to hobby electronics, you may be unfamiliar with breadboards and how they work. Or, if you’re already a seasoned electronics enthusiast, there is always room for …

Getting Started with Your Multimeter

Of all electronics tools, I consider the multimeter to be the most essential. It will tell you how much voltage exists between any two points in a circuit, or how much current is passing through the circuit. It will help you to find a wiring error, and can also evaluate a component to determine its …

Our Top Shop Tips for 2016

Last year was a great year for tips and tricks collected and published here on <i>Make:</i>. So many <i>YouTube</i> makers are taking the time to do special videos sharing their most useful shop tips, tricks, and hacks. And then readers are sharing their tips and tricks in the comments and these often get folded …

Quick Tip: Tracing PCB Tracks with an Aluminum Finger

What a great idea! I just discovered this very clever way of of tracing connections on a printed circuit board on Instructables, from 2012. Rather than having to probe every single solder/contact point on a board, Instructable user “hertzgamma” starts out with a special fingertip testing probe, …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

The Glowforge Is Almost Here and it’s Worth the Wait

In May of 2015 Dan Shapiro took the stage of MakerCon Bay Area to discuss his experience designing a board game and turning it into a successful crowdfunding campaign. What few of us in the audience expected though, was that he was there to drop a bomb; Shapiro was starting a company to manufacture …

Printing

Colorful and Surreal Pop Art Mashups of Everyday Objects, Food, and Animals

Mexico City photographer and graphic designer Paul Fuentes has created a wonderful collection of colorful and surreal pop art mashups featuring …

Buildings That Know How To Make A Thatched Roof Look Modern

It’s hard to give up an idea that you had for so long even when you find out it’s false or exaggerated. For example, everyone seems to have this idea …

JUISIR—Juicing Without the Mess

Drinking fresh juice is easy, but the cleaning that comes after is a nightmare!! This is why we created JUISIR, an innovative cold press juicer …

Colorful Quilled Typography by Sabeena Karnik | Colossal

<p>Mumbai-based illustrator and “paper typographer” Sabeena Karnik produces spectacular letterforms utilizing quilled paper. Her crisp and angular …

Beginner Robotics: Understanding How Simple Sensors Work

For a robot to truly be considered a robot, it must be able to sense and affect its environment. That’s why sensors are so crucial to robotics, and understanding how to use them to make a robot smart is vital for any budding roboticist. I recently launched a Kickstarter and we’re actually giving …

Robotics

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

Good Charts

Publication Date: <b>May 17, 2016</b><p>A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation …

Nature Is Perfectly Miserable in These Rare Japanese Woodblock Prints

Hasui Kawase helped revive a Japanese printmaking tradition in the 20th century with scenes from the natural world.<p>As winter approaches, dark, moody landscapes might be increasingly common sights throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Only few of these scenes, however, are likely to be as beautifully …

Understanding Battery Basics

It’s always great to find a new episode of Collin’s Lab in my <i>YouTube</i> queue. In this episode of the series from Adafruit, Collin offers a brief, but informative introduction to battery tech. In under eight minutes, he manages to cover the various battery form factors (e.g. did you know the common 9v …