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Pragmatic UX Techniques For Smarter Websites

Christina Vodtke, author of <i>Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web</i>, recently tweeted the following:<p>There are three core disciplines in UXD: …

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

Japan

Capture the Color of Anything with the SwatchMate Cube

You know how when you’re out and about and you run across a color you want to remember for something? Say you want to use it in a design or to paint …

Gear & Gadgets

Native iOS

Hopefully, armed with this knowledge, you will be in a better position to choose the right development tools for your mobile application’s needs. In …

Playful Animal Sculptures Made of Salvaged Materials

<i>The Small Forest</i> is an exhibition featuring a series of animal sculptures by Japanese artist Natsumi Tomita created with found objects and salvaged scraps. Using anything from a broken umbrella and bike parts to discarded cans and kitchen utensils, the gifted sculptor manages to reproduce the …

Art

Fun With Printed Food

By featuring innovative ways to cook food, Masterchef has really opened our palate to unique methods of cooking. Fitting in this stream is the …

Flat Design And Thin Is In

Information Overload<p>As a constantly connected culture, we deal with a nonstop flow of information, some of it important and relevant, most of it not. …

Illustrating Phrases That Don't Exist in English

There are so many human foibles that English lacks words to explain, so we English-speakers have to steal them from other languages and italicize …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

iPhone Bling

How about one iPhone accessory that does it all! Lets call it the big daddy that allows you to play games (Playstation style), type, text, call, …

The Tree of Tea

There’s never been a Tea Tree like this! This aesthetically-awesome brewer is an all-in-one solution for making the perfect cup. The base and soaker …

The Imaginary Factories Inside All Our Gadgets

What if an iPhone wasn’t just a gadget but a place where tiny people worked? The Imaginary Factory series explores the inner life of our technology.<p>The problem of explaining how technology works to an inquisitive kid can befuddle the best of parents. It’s easier to explain to a kid how a radio …

OLTU By Fabio Molinas

Industrial designer Fabio Molinas has dreamt up a new concept in refrigerators that aims to keep your fruits and veggies fresh for longer periods of …

2013 TISDC is now open for entry!

UPDATE: Registration / Submission Deadline extended to Aug 26, 2013 (Monday) 24:00 (Taipei GMT+ 8:00)<p>When you start out as a young designer, there …

Drinkable Sea Water

Before you scream ‘absurd’, let me tell you that I am talking about Puri – a sea water desalinating bottle. There are several ways to remove saline …

10 Of The Quirkiest Hotels In The U.S., According To TripAdvisor

We've heard of our share of very unusual hotels, including prison hotels, a cruise ship resort, ice hotels, treehouse lodging, a gas station-turned-AirBnB, a "homeless" hotel, and even a morgue hotel. But a bed & breakfast in the shape of a giant beagle?! Yes, it exists -- here in the U.S.<p>Now …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

Introduction To Photoshop Scripts

But first, we have to answer the obvious question.<p>Why Do We Need Scripts?<p>Why should we would learn to script if Photoshop already has pretty nice …

From Airbnb To Warby Parker: 7 Tips From Leading Design Entrepreneurs

In Kern and Burn, two designers compile pearls of wisdom from the biggest players in the field.<p><i>For the modern-era business to succeed, design has to be built in from the ground up. It’s a tall order for designers, who now–more than ever–need to nourish their inner CEO. Graphic designers Jessica</i> …

Nourishmat: Growing Your Own Food Just Got Super Easy

Do you love the idea of growing your own vegetables and herbs but are slightly intimidated by the idea? Well, I do and I am. Luckily things just got …

Industrial Design in the Modern World: Short Doc & Exclusive Interview with frog Creative Director Jonas Damon

<i>Our friends at frog design recently released a short documentary on Industrial Design in the Modern World, a kind of iterative manifesto (the</i> …

Articles about improve your design vocab on Dwell.com - Dwell

Trelawny Davis and Jackie Sosa are old friends but had never lived together.<p>Any project that is worth doing, is worth doing right.<p>How adding industrial style furnishings can bring a bit of factory floor to your decor.<p>To say that Hotel Alexandra was dedicated to Danish midcentury design would be an …

Amazing

Origami-Inspired Furniture Snaps Together With Magnets

Aside from putting together those IKEA bookcases, when was the last time you were involved in the making of your home’s furnishings? The Playtime …