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The Science Of Menu Design: How Restaurants Can Make You Choose A Salad Over A Cheeseburger

Redesigning menus to encourage healthier eating choices might not just be better for our waistlines, but for restaurant profits, too.<p>Responding to the rise of American obesity rates, some politicians have proposed regulations that would require restaurateurs to reduce portion sizes, eliminate …

Customers

Great Photoshop Brushes Freebies

As a designer sometimes it gets frustrating to come up with new pieces with the same old brushes all the time. For that we have some very generous …

Graphics

Dwell

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Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

You’ve heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep.<p>But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (or give that night-owl neighbor a piece of your mind), AsapSCIENCE has you covered. The popular YouTube channel has a new video that explains the effects …

Sleep

Historical Moments from Football World Cups

Illustrated prints of historical moments from different Football World Cups.<p>You certainly remember the graphic prints by Rick Hincks of iconic …

Luis Suárez

Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen no shortage of projects using layers of glass to simulate bodies of water the last few days. First we had glass sculptures by Ben Young, …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a …

Cool Organization Tool: The HYVE system

Herbst Produkt has designed a new product called HYVE: a polypropylene container that can be clipped to other HYVEs, creating a modular storage …

Rare Earth

Ask This Small Question To Make Big Changes

One question could help you make simple, but meaningful, improvements in your work and life.<p>I’ve written in previous posts that asking the right questions can help you overcome fear of failure and identify your true passions. Another thing questioning can do is enable you to approach a daunting …

Millions Of Pieces: The Sculptures of Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan has an obsession with materials and a super-human level of patience. The Brooklyn-based artist transforms “ordinary” objects by the …

Art

Don't Drink Cocktails. But Do Look at Them Under a Microscope

I loves me some booze, but I can't stand cocktails. Anything I drink, I drink straight. This has nothing to do with manliness and everything to do …

The Science Of Comic Sans

Researchers have gotten a lot better at understanding how the forms of letters evoke different emotional responses.<p>One of the funniest <i>McSweeney’s</i> pieces you’ll ever read is a message to haters from the font Comic Sans. Slighted by the perception that he’s “pedestrian and tacky,” Mr. Sans argues …

Typography

Cacao Fruit-Based Solbeso

Whiskey hails from grain, agave provides the source for tequila and vodka can be derived from wheat or potatoes. But with Solbeso, an entirely new and (as yet) unnamed category of distilled spirits has emerged. Carefully selected, fresh cacao fruit—sustainably sourced from family farms in Ecuador …

The Makings Of A Great Logo

Six questions to ask yourself when designing a brand<p>Your company’s logo is the foundation of your business branding. It is probably the first interaction that you will have with your customers. An effective logo can establish the right tone and set the proper ethos. After years of crafting logos …

Graphic Design

NYSE Identity Proposal by Interbrand

New York Stock Exchange – Identity Proposal by Design Firm Interbrand.<p>While working as graphic design for design firm Interbrand, Nick Agin was part …

30 Fantastic Websites To Lose Yourself In - The Fox Is Black

If you follow me on Twitter you might know that I moved to London last September. You might also know that since then I’ve had nothing but trouble …

PosŁódź! Visual Identity

Today we would like to feature some visual identity work. The project is titled PosŁódź and it's the brand of a cultural and entertainment …

Identity

Playground Design of Yesteryear and Its Much Prettier Modern Counterparts

Playgrounds are meant for fun, not broken bones and tetanus shots. Looking through the archives, images of, say, poorly fused metal monkey bars might …

Google Earth

Articles about modern house numbers on Dwell.com - Dwell

During this past week, I’ve stumbled upon quite a number of great modern house numbers, from the classic Neutra numbers to my...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.<p>Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Instagram. However …

Fantastic Architecture Photography by Martin Turner

For some people, the city might represent a tedious, grey place with no life or beauty. For those with an eye for the unlikely, it is a cluster of …

Photography

Articles about 7 incredible rooflines on Dwell.com - Dwell

The islands of Indonesia are a dream come true for anyone hankering for some sun, the sea, vibrant marine life, delicious food,...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Creativity stems from a balance of work and life, …

Rehn Sans Font Family by Moretype

Rehn Font Family.<p><b>Rehn</b> is a purebred sans serif font by type foundry Moretype. This modern font family comes with 6 weights (ranging from Thin to …

Spectacular Photos of Bubbles Frozen in Frigid Temperatures

Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly took advantage of the frigid temperatures earlier this month by blowing bubbles with her son and photographing the spectacular results for her series dubbed <i>Frozen in a Bubble</i>. Using a homemade solution consisting of dish soap, karo syrup, and water, Kelly …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet of Macintosh Classic IIs with iMac …

Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing tool with which you can literally perform the said function. You don’t need your heavy printer or a …