Joanne Appleyard

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This Woodland Design Farm Actually Grows Furniture

British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood.<p>For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture and art like patterned lamps, chairs and tables. More recently, this British tree farmer, artist …

50 Things You Need to Remember When Shooting a Landscape Photograph

Landscape is one of the great tests of the photographer. It's also one of the most enjoyable hobbies that anybody can take up. But there is a lot to …

Landscape Photography

27 DIYs For The Classiest Person You Know

These are a class act.

5 Useful Freebies to Help You Create Better Photographs

Looking for a fast way to start creating stunning photographs? Producing great images, broadly speaking, consists of two stages- taking the best …

As A Professional Photographer Do You Use Filters?

Stumbling upon a recent article reminded me that this is a question I wanted to ask here on Fstoppers. In my expertise and knowledge there is an …

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

7 Mistakes to Avoid as per Vaastu Shastra at Your Home

A great deal of time is occupied in turning a place into your home. Even a slight mistake in the decor arrangement can attract the negative vibes …

Home Decorating

8 Things to consider: dos and don'ts for decorating your home with Ganesha idols

A Ganesha idol is something that one finds in most Indian homes. Using a statue or idol of the elephant god, who is believed to remove obstacles, for …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Self-improvement

On the Red Couch with Science of Happiness Writer Eric Barker

<i>What’s the secret to a happy life? Vacation—as long as you’re accruing “experiences,” according to wellness and science of happiness writer Eric Barker. On his blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, this former philosophy student and screenwriter explores humanity’s big questions (including “how to be</i> …

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

Self-improvement

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you | Zach Stafford

Research shows that focusing on the attainment of happiness is actually self-defeating<p>Lately, I find myself in almost daily conversations with friends and family about happiness. When a friend doesn’t beam from ear to ear, or offer a resounding, “I’m so happy!” during conversations about work, …

Happiness

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Holistic Medicine

10 Wildlife Photography Tips in 9 Minutes

If you’re just getting started with wildlife photography, photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery has some tips that can help you capture …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

How to Stack Your Images in Lightroom to Clean up the Mess

If you're like me, you are bringing home all kinds of exposure series, panorama sources photos and macro images that you want to combine using focus …

Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Platform Aims to Unify the World of Camera Drones

Qualcomm is the driving force behind a number of smartphones with its Snapdragon brand of mobile processors. Soon, however, Qualcomm will be powering …

Drones

Photographer Captures the Magnificent Live Oak Trees of Ossabaw, Georgia

Atlanta based photographer Diane Kirkland has been documenting Ossabaw, an island off the coast of Georgia, since the 1980s. As the state’s first …

Coffee-Stained Leaf Paintings Created with Remnants of a Morning Brew

Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar (aka @coffeetopia) began as a latte artist, but has taken his craft to another level by deconstructing frothy brews and utilizing their most basic component–coffee–as his medium of choice. Al-Nizar takes the steamy, soothing drink out of the cup and artistically …

Rocket Rooster’s Lightroom Film Emulation Pack is a Cheaper Alternative to VSCO

Rocket Rooster is a digital filter company that produces affordable plugins for Adobe’s Creative Suite. After creating over half a dozen styles for …

10 Cleaning Tasks You Can Totally Tackle in 5 Minutes

Because that's really all the extra time you have anyway, right?<p><b>1. Fill your dishwasher with everything but dishes.</b> <br>Plastic toys, soap dishes, plastic hairbrushes, and more can get clean in dishwasher — zero effort required. Take a lap around your house and gather the stuff you rarely (err, never?) …

General election 2015: what you need to know about this week's events

There are 27 days to go until the general election, and the political parties got serious – and occasionally catty – in their campaigns this week. Cries of “Why can’t I vote for the SNP” have resounded throughout England, and Labour’s symbolic anti-rich people policy has provided us with much …

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

Jokes

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Heartbreaking Beauties On Display In Varying States Of Decay<p>We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that …

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

Home Decorating