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10 Tips for Designing with Type on a Photo

One of the best techniques to have in your toolkit is designing with type on and around images. But it can also be one of the toughest concepts to …

Top 15 Poster Designs in History

Throughout history, there have been countless amazing poster designs, whether they be political posters, movie posters, or event posters. I’m going …

Hayao Miyazaki Is Creating a Magical Nature Park Inspired By His Cherished Films

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki continually demonstrates his love of nature through the art of filmmaking. Now, he's looking to take this same enthusiasm and apply it to the real world. In a matter of two years, the Japanese artist hopes to open a nature park called <i>The Forest Where the Wind Returns</i>. This …

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The 2015 Innovation By Design Awards Winners: Graphic Design

From television branding to national identities, here is 2015’s best graphic design.<p>It wasn’t long ago when graphic design was all most people thought of when they heard “design.” Design’s myriad other disciplines are roaring now. Yet graphic design hasn’t languished. It has bloomed.<p>The 2015 …

Make a Set of DIY Paper Dandelion Lanterns

Make a set whimsical DIY paper dandelion lanterns for your LED tea lights with this free printable!<p>Want to bring some DIY beauty to a relaxing summer evening? Raid your office or recycle bin for paper and empty plastic water bottles, then use your digital cutter or craft knife to create some …

20 Gorgeous Next-Level Personal Portfolios To Inspire You

Before online portfolios were the norm, most creative professionals would store and showcase their best works in large zipped folders which were sent …

Online Life

Say Hello: DIY Ciao Rope Door Mat

I love word and type-related projects, and the cool rope lettering technique in this DIY ciao rope door mat project really caught my eye!<p>Looking for a unique welcome mat that really matches your personal style? It might be time to make your own!<p>Welcome visitors into your home the handmade way with …

Crafting

Paper Flowers With Chocolate Centers

Now mom can have her flowers, and eat them too! Um, well maybe just the chocolate centers.<p>Looking for a last minute handmade gift? This one is simple if you have all the materials on hand. If an entire bouquet seems a little daunting, make a single flower and you’ll still get the sentiment across, …

Taking the Plunge: How to Become a Freelance Designer

Contemplating the leap into freelancing? So were several of the attendees at the recent Strategies for Creative Freelancers session in January. Many …

Daily Inspiration #2069

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Stitch It: Embroidered Cardboard Tube Desk Set

Have a few cardboard tubes from ordering posters or prints? Turn them into a slick embroidered cardboard tube desk set and bestow some order upon your worktable!<p>Thick cardboard packing tubes make a great go-to crafting material for sturdy upcycling ideas, and the stitching on these organizers is a …

Crafty Garden: Use Spoons to Make a Rain Chain

Rain chains are a lovely and useful addition to gutters or gardens, where they can be used in place of downspouts or as stand-alone tools to help you direct the flow of rainwater.<p>Whether you’re connecting them to your gutters or placing them above water collection barrels or water-loving spots in …

Make Better Photos: Wooden Table Top Backdrop

If you do your own product photography, you know that the key to getting a great shot is good lighting and clean backdrops. I love this double sided wooden table top prop. It’s quite clever, and perfect for photographing small items like cookies, cards and jewelry.<p>Make your table top any size you …

40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.

Interior Design

Message in a Balloon Party Invitation

Looking for a fun way to invite guests to your next event? Whether it is a birthday, a wedding save-the-date, baby shower or housewarming, this low-tech interactive invitation is a creative way to get the details out to your friends and family.<p>The materials used are all inexpensive and easy to …

DIY Faux Flower Monogram

Monograms have made a huge comeback in the last few years. They appear on everything from towels to bed sheets to walls, and I happen to be a huge …

I Finished It Friday: Canvas Wall Art

Shares 89<p>I found this art on Pinterest and I thought it was so elegant and yet so simple…<p>Upon further review, I found out that the company resides is …

How to make Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters

Guest Post: Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters<p>13. Aug. 2012<br>• /<br>• 67 Comments<p><b>Time</b>: 2 Hours including dry time <b><br>Materials:</b> Ceramic tiles, alcohol ink (try …

Homemade Furniture Polish and Dusting Spray

<b>Let’s be honest, dusting is tedious.</b> And sometimes it seems pointless. But I’m always embarrassed when a guest comes over, touches one of my wooden …

Create Colorful Wall Art with Foam

The other day I was at the craft store getting something for some projects. I don't even remember what (sometimes it seems like I spend more time …

25 Next Wave Designers to Watch

Our annual guide to our 25 most recent rising stars of interior design.<p>It's one of the things we love most: uncovering the best and brightest up-and-coming designers and sharing a selection of their inspiring interiors with you in every issue. Here, our annual guide to our 25 most recent rising …

Interior Design

7 Baby Girl Nursery Ideas That Are Sweet Yet Elegant

They're the spaces every little girl dreams of waking up to.<p>These sophisticated rooms are anything but juvenile, but maintain a playful spirit.

How-To: Faux Succulents from Pistachio Shells

If you’ve tried your green thumb at growing succulents but still can’t seem to keep them alive, why not go faux? I love these fake succulents made from pistachio shells and hot glue! They look quite pretty in their au naturel state, but are made even more dynamic by dying them different colors and …

How-To: Honeycomb Hexagon Wall

Create your own gorgeous texture and color-filled accent wall with this impressive honeycomb hexagon wall tutorial from Mandi at Vintage Revivals!<p>The final photo at the top of this post shows this pretty patterned wall in a kid’s room, but with a few decor-matching colors, I think it would look …

How-To: Introduction to Hand-Lettering

If you’ve always admired lovely hand-lettering, but weren’t sure where or how to get started, you’re in for a treat! Megan from Makewells has shared a great beginner-friendly introduction to hand-lettering over on Alisa Burke’s blog.<p>The best part: You won’t have to buy any fancy tools or pens to …

Articles about ranch style house california gets contemporary makeover on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Cardiff by the Sea, a client's love of yoga shines through in her redesigned home.<p>This remodeled and extended ranch house in Del Mar is a modern farmhouse-meets-beach shack.<p>Taking cues from their style-conscious clients, Portland-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design transforms an Amagansett …

Articles about 5 inspired approaches kitchen storage on Dwell.com - Dwell

When Peter J. Lassen first developed the Montana System, it was built on very complex mathematical and philosophical calculations...<p>For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>Thanks to a recent remodel, this …

Design Milk’s Top Picks from 2Modern

We’re really excited to have created a special curated collection of our favorite 2Modern products. Both Design Milk and 2Modern have been dedicated …