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21 House / TonTon-Group

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> 21 House is located in a new urban of Thanh hoa province, which is a very sparsely populated area. The …

Matter Design's "Helix" Stair Takes Concrete to the Next Level

Exhibited at the BSA Space as part of the Boston Design Biennial in 2013, <b>Matter Design</b>'s <i>Helix</i> is a concrete spiral staircase that is full of …

How to Shoot Large Products on a White Background

London-based interdisciplinary photographer Sean Tucker has created a helpful three-part video tutorial that teaches the basics of shooting larger …

Tutorials

miggo is the World’s First Camera Strap That Doubles as a Padded Case

miggo is an innovative new camera accessory that can serve two purposes. It can be used as a padded strap, but when you’re done shooting, the strap …

Cameras

This Peel-Away Polaroid Calendar is a Great Gift for Your Instant Photography-Loving Friends

Here’s a wonderful little gift idea (stocking stuffer perhaps?) that’s sure to impress one of the photography lovers on your list this holiday …

Elongated gallery and house by Shinichi Ogawa creates a forest home for a florist

Japanese firm Shinichi Ogawa & Associates added a glazed wall to the elongated facade of this house and gallery in Japan's Mie prefecture so the …

6 Commonly Used and Confused Tools in Photoshop Explained

There are lots of tools in Photoshop that are sometimes a bit confusing due to the similar nature of their functionality. With subtle differences, …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

Tutorial: A Basic Explanation of What a Tilt-Shift Lens Is and How it Works

Tilt-shift lenses are nothing short of optical magic… or so it seems. But as their namesake implies, they actually achieve this ‘magic’ through the …

The Makings of Luxury accessories collection demonstrates contemporary craft techniques

<b>Clerkenwell Design Week 2014:</b> curator Nick Wiltshire assembled a micro-exhibition highlighting the relevance of craft in contemporary design for the …

Coca-Cola headquarters by MoreySmith is decorated with vintage memorabilia

Coca-Cola's London headquarters has relocated to a space designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles (+ …

Float Table by PINCH

London-based design studio PINCH have created a series of side tables named Float.<p>Product description<p>A series of side tables of varying shades and …

Architizer

Travel Company Branding by ONE & ONE DESIGN from Beijing, China

Unique Way – brand design for a travel company.<p>Beijing, China based graphic design and branding studio One & One Design was approached to create a …

Floor Mirror

With a perfect shape for corners, this versatile floor mirror can lean against a wall or stand on its own. Its powder-coated aluminum frame also …

Brown Fox – Graphic Design and Advertising Agency Identity

Graphic design and advertising agency identity by Benoit Galangau for Brown Fox.<p>Benoit Galangau is an Avignon, France based freelance graphic …

Graphic Design

New Pinterest board: slides

A street that was transformed into a huge water slide for a day remains popular with readers, so we've collected together some more examples of …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

Identity Design Project for a City in Ukraine

Visual Identity for the city of Ivano-Frankivsk.<p>Aimbulance is a Kiev based strategic digital agency. They recently sent me a link to this beautiful …

ConquiStar – Investment Program Corporate Identity

Corporate identity design for investment program ConquiStar.<p>Monterrey, Mexico based branding studio Alan Coria was commissioned to develop a …

Graphic Design

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …

Spectacular Macro Details Reveal the Intimate Life of Snails

These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience …

Starck and Axor Dematerialize the Sink Faucet

We thought the PermaFLOW transparent sink trap was a pretty brilliant innovation, allowing you to see and clear those pesky under-basin clogs. But …

Industrial Design

Corporate Identity of Monolit Arquitectos

Architects Corporate Identity Design.<p>Sergio Durango is a graphic design student from Tenerife, Spain. He already has some experience in various …

Graphic Design

Top 10 destinations for twitchers

If you don't know what a 'twitcher' is then this list is probably not for you - then again, perhaps you don't even know you're a twitcher yet. (Twitcher is just another name for birdwatcher.)<p>With over 10,000 species of birds in the world, twitchers travel far and wide to get a glimpse or catch the …

Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using …

Floating steel staircase divides Idunsgate Apartment by Haptic

A suspended steel staircase is completed by a piece of wooden furniture in this renovated Oslo loft by London studio Haptic (+ slideshow).<p>Haptic …