Omar Yousef Saffouri

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Furniture Design Reference: Diagrams of 18th Century Furniture Broken Down Into Its Components

Sofas, beds, chairs, wardrobes and more<p>Before the internet, we had encyclopedias. One of the oldest is France's <i>Encyclopédie</i> from the 18th Century, …

University of Michigan

MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design

Simplicity in design is fairly divisive, often challenged because of how seemingly “easy” it is. Something I quite strongly, disagree with. I was …

Graphic Design

The Hilarious Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Awards Prove that Animals Have a Sense of Humor

When asked whether animals have a sense of humor, wildlife photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam respond in one word, “Completely!!!” with …


Black and White Portraits: A How-To Guide

Photography’s best shooters often turn to black and white for its expressive power. We spoke with three pros to learn the intricacies of creating …


Recipe for a pad Thai feast

In most urban neighbourhoods, the cornershop is the fourth emergency service. In among the Spiderman magazines and lottery tickets, you can generally find enough staple ingredients to rustle together a tasty meal – as long as you know how.<p>An experienced cook has a head full of basic recipes that …

Ice Cream

A Fresh Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $100

This DIYer proves you don't have to sacrifice style on a strict budget.<p>When we spotted this bathroom makeover on Hometalk, we knew we had to read all about it. Urusula, the blogger behind Home Made by Carmona, stretched her DIY legs and wrote that she completed the transformation for just …

Interior Design

Google forced to add steering wheels to driverless car designs

<b>News:</b> the California department of motor vehicles has introduced new road safety rules, requiring all vehicles on its roads to have a steering wheel …

Like Knows Like Documents Wasted Rita

Back in 2012, filmmaker Bas Berkhout and photographer Marije Kuiper launched a socially oriented side project together, known as Like Knows Like (LKL)—with an aim to make documentaries about the people they admired. The duo shot 10 films in the beginning of 2013—delving into the worlds of artists …

Visual Art

Turn Beautiful Book Covers Into Wall Art That Doubles As Storage

Book covers, often art in their own right, have finally been given a frame of their own.<p>Book Box is a shelving system by Aust & Amelung that uses hardcover books to create a sliding trap-door. The result is a whimsical wall of sideways covers, with storage space hidden behind the books’ open …

Wall Art