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Arts of the Possible: Adrienne Rich on Writing, Capitalism, Freedom, and How Silence Fertilizes the Human Imagination

“The impulse to create begins — often terribly and fearfully — in a tunnel of silence. Every real poem is the breaking of an existing silence.”<p><i>“When power corrupts, poetry cleanses,”</i> John F. Kennedy proclaimed in his piercing eulogy to Robert Frost, contemplating the artist’s role in society and …

Economic Justice

Illustrator vs Photoshop

Indian designer M.A. Kather created a project about the differences in illustrator and Photoshop explained in minimalistic visual design. What's your …

Photoshop

Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website

To build the best consumer website, go shopping, says GV’s Michael Margolis.<p>What do buying coffee beans, making an investment, and choosing a doctor have in common? They’re all forms of shopping. In each case, customers follow predictable processes for finding, evaluating, and narrowing options. If …

eCommerce

The Art of Stumbling: David Brooks on Character, “Résumé Virtues” vs. “Eulogy Virtues,” and the Humility Code of Living a Meaningful Life

“We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling.”<p><i>“Do not despise your inner world,”</i> philosopher Martha Nussbaum admonished in her letter of advice to the young. <i>“By acceptance of all aspects of life, good and bad, right and wrong,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in contemplating …

Video Illustrations of "The Twelve Rules of Animation"

Spot the ones that overlap with industrial design sketching & animations<p>Of the many technical skills an industrial designer must master, the first is …

Animation

The 100 best films of the decade (so far), #1-20

Going in, we knew that this list—totaled up from ballots submitted by 11 <i>A.V. Club</i> staff members and contributors—would be eclectic, with plenty of …

The 100 best films of the decade (so far), #51-100

The tough truth about year-end lists is that they’re usually composed in a hurry. When we first started talking about putting together this list last …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work

<i>“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the</i> …

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Photos Reveal Haunting Fairytale Worlds

German photographer Kilian Schnberger transports viewers to magical, mysterious worlds through his fairytale-inspired series <i>Brothers Grimm's Wanderings</i>. A sequel to his previous series <i>Brothers Grimm's Homeland</i>, this collection of atmospheric photographs shot throughout Central Europe evokes the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Einstein’s God: Science, Free Will, and the Human Spirit

Seven decades after a little girl asked Einstein whether scientists pray, Peabody Award-winning journalist <b>Krista Tippett</b> began interviewing some of the world’s most remarkable scientists, philosophers, and theologians about the relationship between science and spirituality in her superb public …

The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

Design

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Ex-Googler Builds A Github For Designers

Pixelapse is built on a simple, radical premise: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.<p>For the past two years, Pixelapse–backed by venture capital from Y Combinator and Designer Fund–has been evolving into what you might call a Dropbox for designers. Through a free or premium paid account, it …

In the Heart of Intimacy: 30 Photographers - Photographs courtesy of Paris Mois de la Photo | LensCulture

<i>Intimacy is one of three central themes of the 2014 Paris Month of Photography. Thirty photographers who focus on intimacy are exhibited at venues throughout the city. Here is a preview, with an introduction by curator</i> <i>Jean-Louis Pinte.</i><p>We live in an age where images are everywhere, and where they …

Famous Novels Turned into Beautifully Intricate Works of Book Art

Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda turns literary masterpieces into stunning works of visual art in her series <i>ものがたりの断片</i> (<i>monogatari no danpen</i>, trans. “story fragments”). With a brilliant eye for form and structure, Takeda cuts and carves away at the pages of books to form intricate, …

Animation by Dominik Grejc for a Motion Graphics Competition

Animation by Dominik Grejc for a motion graphics competition, which is part of the Różewicz Open poetry festival.<p>Dominik Grejc has recently completed …

Why You Should Apply Design Thinking To Your Life

Through her workshops, Ayse Birsel coaches designers and non-designers alike to “design the life you love.”<p>Award-winning product designer Ayse Birsel stands before a room of 18 expectant Innovation by Design workshop attendees, the rainbow strands of a beaded necklace and an improvised lanyard of …

Design

What Bruce Lee Can Teach You About Design

Former Nike designer D’Wayne Edwards says Bruce Lee has impacted his career and design.<p>“What people don’t know about Bruce Lee is that he was an amazing philosopher,” D’Wayne Edwards, the founder of footwear design school Pensole, explained on stage at Fast Company’s Innovation By Design conference …

Porn As Art: The 10 Best Porn Films Since 2010 (Part One)

<i><br>THE ADULT FILM MINUTE: Once per month,</i> <b>Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals</b> <i>will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Guess what? In no particular order, except for the #1 Best Ever, here are my Top 10 Favorite Pornos since 2010!<p>I’m basing my …

Swift Programming 101 - Understanding Access Control

<i>Access Control is one of the late-breaking features added to the Swift language. It allows you to specify the parts of your code you want to make public, and the parts you want to hide. It's an important tool in creating easy-to-use, and easy-to-understand interfaces.</i><p>Targets and Modules<p>In Xcode, …

3 Business Lessons From The Sinaloa Drug Cartel

Innovate like a syndicate.<p>Blockbuster is gone. So are Lehman Brothers, Atari, Pan Am, Circuit City and countless others each year. Startups fail, too, with 80% going belly up within the first 18 months. But here’s something to consider in comparison: criminal syndicates don’t go out of business. …

Mexico

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

Stunning Photo-Realistic Graphite Drawings by Monica Lee | Colossal

<p>Malaysian artist Monica Lee is obsessed with details. But then again, I guess you have to be in order to create some of the most stunning …

Nudes

Project info<p>In my nudes, my emphases are mood, character, geometrically compelled composition, grace, and sensuality. I'm most influenced by Renaissance and Expressionist painting and by mid-century fine art, fashion, and portrait photography. I aim for simplicity of line and a visceral sense of …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity