Sebastian Eriksson

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This Designer Built A Secret Studio That Hangs Beneath An Underpass

Fernando Abellanas transformed the underside of a concrete bridge in Valencia into a hidden workspace.<p>Cities contain miles and miles of elevated infrastructure: bridges, elevated train tracks, swooping highway ramps. They support thousands of commuters, tourists, and others traveling through the …

IKEA breathes digital life into dying crafts

Old meets new at Ikea's awesome Space10 lab.<p>With such inspiring digital reimagining afoot, traditional craftsmanship will never grow old.

Cape Town Tree House

Nestled in a forest of eucalyptus and oak trees, the Cape Town Tree House is influenced by its surrounding landscape. The structure is made of four …

25 graphic design freebies to make your life easier

In an ideal world, we would carefully, lovingly handcraft every graphic design asset ourselves. But in the real world of tight deadlines and squeezed …

Graphic Design

10 famous web designer portfolios everyone should check out

Listing the best web design portfolios is not the same as listing the most famous web designers. Indeed, it’s a funny thing, but the more famous web …

Young Architect Guide: How to Win Design Competitions

There's nothing worse than a competition.<p>Or nothing better. I don't know.<p>On the one hand there's the lack of sleep, the frustration, the working for free, the lack of sleep; on the other hand, there's the chance that whatever you cook up in your fever dream could actually be built. Competitions, …

15 Online Design Tools To Help You Create Stunning Visual Content

Beautiful design and great visual content play a great part in today’s economy. It doesn’t matter in what field you specify – you might be a writer or entrepreneur wanting to sell your services or products.<p>The main difficulty is that hiring a competent designer might be expensive and if you run a …

Infographics

Travel Tools I Use to Learn, Work and Play Anywhere in the World

I often get asked what apps, services and travel tools I use to work, learn, plan, play, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

Malcolm Gladwell

Grab a Hammer. You're Going to Build a Tiny House.

If you’re going to build a house for yourself, it helps to have a general contractor license. Maybe an architecture degree. But if that fails, then …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

Motivation

10 Success lessons from Henry Ford – “Rags to Riches” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share46<p>+1<p>Shares 70<p>Henry Ford is one of the most famous businessmen of all time. American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor …

Entrepreneurship

The best architecture and design books of 2016

Calling all design-loving bookworms<p>‘Tis the season for curling up by a roaring fire (or a ten-hour video of a burning Yule log on Netflix, which is a thing). What better hearthside accessory than a good book?<p>We’ve rounded up 17 of the year’s best books about architecture and design—from the …

Books

Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017

Perhaps a different type of web design trend is the increased use of hand drawn elements. These elements include fonts, icons, graphics, buttons and other elements that bring a nice unique touch to websites.<p>Websites have never been a medium that most would associate with drawing out, but the …

UI Design

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe’s largest port–threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry–has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Urban Planning

7 simple ways to turn your home into an oasis of calm

When we get home after a long day of work, the last thing we want is to feel like we're surrounded by chaos. The home is a place where we unwind and …

People React To The Ridiculous Requests That Designers Have To Deal With

<b>Terrible clients</b> come in all shapes and forms, but in the following videos by Toggl, it comes in form of suit-wearing businessman called ‘Matt’.<p><b>You</b> …

Graphic Design

What To See In Paris According to Designers Kapito Muller

What To See In Paris According to Designers Kapito Muller<p>The NYC-based interior design firm of Alyssa Kapito and Vivian Muller find <i>inspiration and</i> …

France

6 Seriously Low-Maintenance Houseplants

A little bit of greenery can do wonders for your home décor: adding some life to a space and brightening a room with color. If you’re worried that …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

How Startups Can Overtake Corporates in the Innovation Race

Founder and CEO of SpeedX<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago, the world’s largest automotive company, Toyota, publicly doubted the real potential of electric cars. “We do not believe there is a market to accept it,” said Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada.<p>In …

Nissan Altima

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

20 Free & Useful Photoshop Plugins All Designers Must Have

The lorem ipsum command finally comes to Photoshop CS6 but hold the celebrations, the generated text still lacks variation. For those of you who need …

11 spectacular new bridges from around the world - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it's easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple.<p>But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city …

CNN

20 Brilliant Ideas to Decorate a Small Space

Decorating a small home poses some unique challenges that you wouldn’t face in big spaces. That you means you can’t do certain things, but it also …

Home Decorating

6 quick and easy ways to connect with anyone

I wondered why some people seemed to always have a steady stream of new prospects.<p>I wondered what they did that I didn't do or what they knew that I didn't know.<p>After studying some of the best salespeople I knew, I discovered they all had one thing in common.<p>They all had the ability to connect with …

Self-improvement
Burger King

Fantastic Design Student Experiments from Japan

From Kobe Design University, simple but innovative furniture concept work<p>We last looked in on Kobe Design University's "Design Soil" student …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Universe