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Wedding Season With Sylvia Weinstock, The Queen Of Luxurious Cakes

85-year-old Sylvia Weinstock has made cakes for celebrities from Oprah, to the Clintons to Kim Kardashian. Weinstock started baking cakes while her family skied at Hunter Mountain, and she preferred to stay indoors. At the age of 50, she soon began selling cakes to local chefs and started her …

Weddings

Can a Font Make Us Believe Something is True?

In 2012, Errol Morris conducted a provocative test: The writer and director wanted to find out if certain fonts changed the way we perceive what we …

Why Attraction Matters for Interaction Design

There’s no denying that visuals are important to interaction design, but exactly how important may surprise you.<p><i>Source: Bushrenz</i><p>While visual …

5 Steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what profession you’re in, networking is the fuel that accelerates success. Not only is it useful for learning directly from individuals you meet, but the benefits of association and growing your own authority are just as …

How To Fix The 10 Worst Resume Problems

I’m not sure that every job-seeking person realizes that there are certain “knockout” items that will get a resume pitched in the trashcan in one second. Every single one of them is fixable. You have a lot of latitude in writing your resume today. It’s a branding document. It isn’t a legal or …

The Workplace

Shortlist of nominations for India's Best Design Studio

May 16, 2015 Comments (31) Views: 14100 Design<p>Shortlist of nominations for India’s Best Design Studio<p>POOL Magazine presents the shortlist of the …

Marc Janssen and ICE International

Oftentimes called "the fifth wall," carpets play a hugely important role in interior decorating. Marc Janssen, one of the world’s foremost rug-makers, puts it simply when he says he loves “reading a newspaper and just sitting on it.” But, as an object that straddles the intimacy of furniture, the …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

iOS Dev Tools - The Greatest iOS Development Tools

If you have any suggestions for tools that you would like to see added to the list, please let me know by email, Twitter or Facebook.<p>Sponsorship<p>The …

How To Go From Junior Designer To Chief Design Officer

A savvy designer should treat his or her career like a design problem. Here’s how.<p>As design school grads launch into their chosen professions, it’s a good time of year to remind all design professionals that your career is the one design project that you control. There is no single right path, no …

Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years

Why is everyone in such a rush?<p>Walk into any bookstore, and you'll see how to <i>Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours</i> alongside endless variations offering to …

Programming

Deep Learning vs Probabilistic Graphical Models vs Logic

Today, let's take a look at three paradigms <b></b>that have shaped the field of Artificial Intelligence in the last 50 years: <b>Logic</b>, <b>Probabilistic Methods</b>, …

Gone in a Flash: The Race to Save the Internet's Least Favorite Tool

Flash has been dying for years—what happens to all the websites it takes with it?<p>​Navigating awful, 100 percent Flash-based sites is an experience many of us have had, and is unequivocally part of internet canon. And it's on the verge of going away forever.<p>Let's take a quick trip down memory lane. …

Peter Thiel on Stagnation, Innovation, and What Not to Call your Company (Ep. 1 — Live at Mason)

Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes / SoundCloud / Stitcher / RSS<p>In the first episode of this series, Peter Thiel talks with Tyler Cowen about …

A Rare Interview With Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli

From 2006, the late designer shares the story behind his infamous New York subway map and why typographic elegance will prevail.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Can you talk about the map you designed for the New York subway system in the ’70s?</b><br>Such a controversial thing. It’s funny, but I realized the other day the …

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

How You Know

December 2014<p>I've read Villehardouin's chronicle of the Fourth Crusade at least two times, maybe three. And yet if I had to write down everything I …

Creation Myth

Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation.<p>In late 1979, a twenty-four-year-old entrepreneur paid a visit to a research center in Silicon Valley called Xerox <i>PARC</i>. He was the co-founder of a small computer startup down the road, in Cupertino. His name was Steve Jobs.<p>Xerox <i>PARC</i> was the …

10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned

(Credit: Wired magazine. )<p><i>Time to read: 50 minutes</i><p>We touched down in Las Vegas only three hours before, but we were already back in the plane and …

He’s Electric — Will A Revolutionary Black Box Turn Dale Vince Into Europe’s Elon Musk?

Dale Vince sits in a spartan office in the corner of Ecotricity, one of the UK’s few green energy electricity networks, and taps away on an Apple Mac at his standing desk. The office is bare, other than a normal desk, a couple of chairs and a Union Jack flag hung on the wall. But the Union Jack is …

The New iPhone Design Elements That Catch Our Eye

While the tech geeks endlessly dissect the new technological advances in the just-announced iPhone 5C and 5S, it is the new design elements—some …

Focus

I finally picked up the Isaacson book on Steve Jobs. Figured enough time has passed to give the proper amount of perspective. It must be a big book …

Meet The 13 Designers On Fast Company’s Most Creative People List

Architects, app developers, sketchbook artists, and more.<p>Out of the 100 people featured in <i>Fast Company</i>’s 2013 list of the 100 most creative people working today, 13 are designers. This group of multidisciplinary visionaries hails from mega-companies like Starbucks and Disney, as well as smaller …

23 Movies That Will Make You Want To Travel

As does people-watching, and the adrenaline boost of things that are hard for me — like getting lost — and making myself understood in another culture and language.<p>Movies set in foreign backdrops can trigger that "need more" feeling.<p>I asked Matadorians what movies make them think of spinning out of …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

How to Design for the Gut

What makes your favorite mobile app so addictive? You know, the one you check over and over again throughout the day?<p>The likely answer is visceral …

UX Design

Color Day 2013: Our Favorite Color Books

I was blown away by all of the research Amy did to prepare for this month’s daily color facts. In addition to learning all sorts of amazing facts (I …

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