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10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.<p>This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of <i>Fast Company</i>; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World’s Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the …

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Linux

Layered Landscapes in Relief Created with Old Postcards

L’artiste Caterina Rossato crée des paysages multi-couches à partir de vieilles cartes postales, sur lesquelles elle représente des paysages du monde …

Innovation

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

Paper Peep Shows Were The Virtual Reality Of The 19th Century

The fragile artifacts immersed their viewers in scenes of contemporary entertainment, much like VR promises to do today.<p>Long before Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the paper peep show–a small, layered diorama that expands like an accordion to create the illusion of depth–was a way for audiences in the …

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

Graphic Design

Cardboard Table Tennis and Foosball Tables That Fold Up Into Portable Briefcases

German parlor game company Kickpack produces cardboard versions of table tennis and foosball tables that can be folded up into carrying case and …

Quirky Animal Tissue Holders | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this line of tissue holders from Sparkly Pony based out of Auburn, California. Dinosaur plates and whale spouts become …

Elevate Portable Standing Desk to Improve Blood Flow and Strengthen Muscles

<b>Elevate portable standing workstation</b> was born out of the idea that the world might be a bit better if it was easier to stand at your desk while …

SIVU: A Foldable Table Lamp

Because sometimes simple is better when it comes to design… Helsinki-born, Amsterdam-living, industrial designer Simo Lahtinen designed a minimalist …

An Actively Transforming Table from MIT's Self-Assembly Lab

The Programmable Table Debuts at Salone del Mobile 2015<p>Welcome to the age of active furniture. For Salone del Mobile 2015, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is …

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A Luxury Pen Case

The <i>Pen Portmanteau</i> is a creation from the young designer team of Made By 68º. They imagined a beautiful case to enhance the luxurious pens, that will …

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 …

Quilling: The Art of Turning Paper Strips into Amazing Artworks

“Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative …

Artist Designs DIY Paper Templates for Adorable 3D Geometric Animals

Germany-based artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer, aka Paperwolf, builds beautiful geometric animal designs that are constructed completely out of paper. The artist studied computer animation in school and eventually realized that, although he enjoys creating virtual 3D models, he much prefers building them …

Cute

33 Epic Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos

No matter how good your product is, you must present it in a clean, professional and most important natural way. Imagery is one of the strongest element in any form of design making an emotional connection with your customer so you should pay incredible attention to what imagery you use to …

Web Design

A Tale of Two Brands: Yahoo’s Mistakes vs. Google’s Mastery

While many theories have been offered to explain Yahoo's downfall in light of Google's ascent, the difference in the companies' brand approaches may …

Watch This Cocktail Cabinet Spin Open Like A Magic Trick

Most cabinets just open or close. Not the Cubrick. Instead, it pirouettes open, allowing you to access its contents from any side (and elegantly hiding the contents when it’s not in use). It saves space, too: whether opened or closed, it’s exactly the same dimensions.<p>The Cubrick cabinet gets its …

You Need an Innovation Strategy

Despite massive investments of management time and money, innovation remains a frustrating pursuit in many companies. Innovation initiatives frequently fail, and successful innovators have a hard time sustaining their performance—as Polaroid, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard, and …

How to Make a 35mm Pinhole Camera That Shoots Sprocket Photos

Want to play around with pinhole photography by building your own cardboard camera? Photographer Raymundo Panduro of <i>Pixel Análogo</i> has just released a …

50 Smartest Companies 2014 - MIT Technology Review

1<p>Illumina<p>After outflanking and outlasting competitors, it is on top of the genome-sequencing business—just as that market is about to soar in …

What disruptive innovation means

EVERY so often a management idea escapes from the pages of the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> and becomes part of the zeitgeist. In the 1990s it was …

Innovation

6 Design Principles that are Imperative to Effectuate (Disruptive) Innovation

Assuming that exponentially growing technology is an inevitable factor in the current era, it is imperative that organizations develop a structure …

Innovation

Oriental Packaging Design (Concept)

Derrick Lin Packaging of the World Chief Curator 12/12/2014 04:24:00 PM Asia , Best Rated , Concepts , Europe , Food , Paper , Plastic , The …

Direct Mail: Is It Dead?

It’s no secret we love digital marketing. We do loads of it. From social media, search engine marketing, to email marketing and everything in …

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