Nicolas Vasquez

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Canyon-inspired research center in Phoenix clad in gorgeous recycled copper panels

Los Angeles-based Co Architects just finished work on the new Biomedical Campus Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, Arizona. The massive …

Here's why we're often attracted to people with qualities that will drive us nuts down the road

There's a sentence toward the end of Gretchen Rubin's new book, "The Four Tendencies," that struck me as perhaps her greatest insight.<p>"When we first meet someone," Rubin writes, "we're often attracted to the very qualities that, over time, will drive us nuts."<p><i>Preach</i>, Gretchen. How many of us have …

Modern-Industrial Home Becomes One With The Desert Landscape

For the architects at Olson Kundig, buildings represent bridges between nature and people and their culture. A lot of their projects are focused on …

How to price logo design services

When it comes to talking about money, logo design is one of the most contentious areas of graphic design. After all, how much work can it possibly …

Flat Design. History, Benefits and Practice.

Famous artist Edgar Degas once said: «Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.» In terms of graphic design, which could be also defined …

These 10 Truss Houses Blend Beautiful Architecture With Elegant Engineering

Few structural systems are as iconic as the truss. Forming historic bridge designs, trusses within architecture have usually been reserved for roof forms. From the rectilinear Vierendeel to Bowstring, Warren and Pratt configurations, different trusses take on a variety of shapes and sizes. …

This Wild Space Age Concept Car Inspired the New Camaro, Corvette, and Escalade

Unraveling the common thread of G.M. design.<p>Courtesy General Motors<p>Max PrinceView Max Prince's Articles<p>twitter.com/@themaxprince<p>Glance at the concept …

“The Villa” Fuses Mediterranean Culture and the Natural Environment

Inspired by the Roman villas of old, as well as Spanish and Arab heritage, Italian studio Metroarea has fused Mediterranean culture with the natural …

Build the Ultimate Brand With These 5 Style Guide Steps

It’s okay; you can ask. “What the heck is a style guide exactly?” It’s basically a cheat sheet for your whole brand that lists all the visual and verbal guidelines needed to keep your brand strong and consistent throughout all kinds of projects. You can share your style guide with teammates, …

Graphic Design

Designer creates 40 years of fictional branding for delightful short

A Love Story is a delightful short from Chipotle, telling the story of Evie and her lemonade stand, and Ivan and his orange juice stall, and how …

5 Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Photos

Most students on a college visit will likely notice—even on some of the most traditional university campuses—at least one cold, stark, gray Brutalist building. College administrations sought out these hulking, no-nonsense structures in the 1960s and ’70s because they were both cost-effective, and, …

Architecture

17 Best Concrete Buildings Around the World Photos

Often associated with the practical—and not the beautiful—concrete can yield surprisingly diverse architectural results. Whether used for private dwellings, as in David Chipperfield's Berlin home and studio, or even an entire city, like Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret's Chandigarh in India, the …

Architecture

As Few Icons as Possible But Not Less

<b>Icons save space. Icons look crisp. Icons give quick answers to hard questions: How do we make it nicer? How can we brand it? How do we make it more</b> …

A Quick Guide to Getting Started with User Experience Design

The better it is, the less people notice it.<p>That’s the paradox of user experience design. If you make a website or app with a good user experience …

ECRI: U.S. Headed For 'Stagflation Light'

If you are old enough to remember the 1970s, then you’ll know that lava lamps and disco were only two of the horrors of the era. On the economics front, the U.S. was hit with stagnation and inflation at the same time. It came to be known as stagflation. That era also gave rise to the popularity of …

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice review | Little White Lies

Where do trailers end and movies begin? Zack Snyder has the answer with his fever-pitched latest.<p>Something has gone badly wrong at the lab. The …

Man of Steel

The Complete Vector Design Toolkit: 1000s of Quality Resources

The Complete Vector Design Toolkit: 1000s of Quality Resources <b>Just $29</b><p><b>Deal Expired</b> $29<p>Who this deal is for:<p>Graphic designers Scrapbookers …

Tomorrow's 'Halo' World Championship Boasts Biggest eSports Prize In Console History

The biggest <i>Halo</i> eSports championship ever begins this Friday, with teams from around the world competing for a $2.5 million prize pool. The winners will take home $1 million in prize money.<p>Over 900 registered teams, comprised of over 4,000 players have competed in the tournament so far. Tomorrow, …

The film academy is crippled by its narrow vision of what's Oscar-worthy

Ever since the announcement of this year's nominations for the Academy Awards I've been thinking a lot about Nicki Minaj. Allow me to explain.<p>At last year's MTV Video Music Awards an ongoing row online and in the press erupted when Minaj, in accepting a prize, glared across the stage toward host …

Race & Ethnicity

Better Icon Design in 6 Easy Steps

When I review icons submitted to Iconfinder, I have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the site …

'The Last of Us' is coming to the PlayStation 4

One of the PS3's best games is getting a next-generation remake — Sony has announced that a remastered version of the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic adventure <i>The Last of Us</i> will be coming to the PS4. The move to the newer console means an updated look for the game, with higher resolution …

Share Bucket

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Comedy Bang! Bang!'s Scott Aukerman Doesn't Take Orders - Speakeasy

The 6 Comics to Grab After Seeing the New Captain America

Now that <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> has thrilled audiences and successfully introduced a heavy dose of politics into the Marvel Cinematic …

Why Street Protests Don't Work

How can so many demonstrations accomplish so little?<p>Street protests are in. From Bangkok to Caracas, and Madrid to Moscow, these days not a week goes by without news that a massive crowd has amassed in the streets of another of the world’s big cities. The reasons for the protests vary (bad and …

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