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11 Steps to a Perfect Logo

This is a very good and simple 11 step guide to creating a perfect logo design. This guide was done by the Spanish designer Borja Acosta de Vizcaíno. …

Quick First Aid

Simply put, Healthy is a quick response to everyday life emergencies. It is a dispenser that you can mount in the kitchen or the bathroom and can …

Which Sounds Tug Most At Your Heart Strings?

An entrancing new website quizzes users on how different noises make them feel.<p>I’m six or seven, sitting cross-legged on my parents’ bed and watching a spring thunderstorm roll through our town. Or listening, really, safe in that room, as my dad teaches me to count the seconds between the thunder …

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days<p>• Check out our gallery of 10 amazing multiple-exposures from the Games

Behance App Icon - Case Study

We all know by now the importance of sketching. It's the essence of idea exploration and budget friendly to boot. Grab a piece of paper, a pencil and …

Sketching

Hand Sketches – Things You Didn't Know Your Doodles Could Accomplish

To understand why hand-sketching makes such a difference for me and many designers I know, I did some research. Here’s what I found.<p>External Memory: …

Creativity

A Robot Train That Lets You Write Music With Magic Markers

The creator of the “Looks Like Music” project was inspired by his own dyslexia to come up with a more intuitive way of reading and writing music.<p>Up until he went to college, Japanese media artist Yuri Suzuki thought he was stupid. Music was in his blood, his bones, his thoughts, but he couldn’t …

James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

650 projects from 18 countries have been whittled down to a final shortlist. Twenty inventions are to be put to James Dyson who will choose the …

Young Photographer Explores Her Imagination Through 365 Project

Ontario-based British photographer Gillian Woods, aka GillyFace, explores her own imagination and talents through various personal photography challenges. Having completed a 52 Week Project and a 365 Project, Woods is yet another shining example of a young photographer who vastly improved her …

Photography

The Art of Improbable Coincidence: Travel and Street Photography by Maciej Dakowicz | Colossal

<p>It would not surprise me to learn that Polish street photographer Maciej Dakowicz has run out of available pages in his passport. Currently based in …

A Light That’s As Soft As A Pillow by Simon Frambach

German design student Simon Frambach created this lamp that challenges your perceptions of what a lamp should be and do. It functions just like any …

Up Your Designer Toymaking Skills with a Class Led by Kidrobot's Paul Budnitz (And Win a Free Pass)

Toymaking has made its way from whittle and wood to hi-tech CAD renderings and space-age materials. But when it comes to today's designer limited …

Inspiring work of Design Duo Ennis McIntosh

Thumbing through Issue No. 5 of the beautiful Man of the World (http://www.manoftheworld.com/) magazine I stumbled upon a nice piece on the talented …

Light Curve

Curve is an office task lamp that offers flexibility in terms of both positioning and illumination. The telescopic structure and angle can be easily …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Banksy's Disturbing Stuffed Animals Truck Roams New York

Leave it to Banksy to mix the cute and the cuddly with the totally disturbing. In the 11th work of his <i>Better Out Than In</i> exhibit happening on the streets of New York, the British artist takes over another delivery truck but, this time, there's no enchanting garden or running waterfall. Instead, a …

Banksy

Behance

How Self-Expiring Medicine Packaging Could Change The World

A simple, practical concept changes the color of medicine packaging when it expires, but will big pharma embrace the idea?<p>For most of us, the blister packs our medicines come in are just temporary barriers to be scratched open with our fingernails or popped open like Chiclets. We usually don’t even …

The Surprising Story Behind The iPhone’s Iconic Text Message Sound

The Tri-Tone alert that ships as the default text message sound on every iPhone wasn’t originally written for Apple at all.<p>Unlike a good visual design, we don’t need to be paying attention to a sound for it to use its teeth to grab our brains by the scruff and give a good shake. Maybe nothing …

Forum Frenzy: Building a Design Language Across Products

Industrial designers solve lots of different problems. One of them is controlling the intent across a portfolio of products across product …

Kickstarting: A Smart System For Learning Chinese With Minimal Pain And Posters

Chineasy uses pared-down graphics to ease the process of learning one of the world’s toughest languages.<p>There are some 20,000 characters in contemporary written Chinese. Knowing about 4,000 is considered educated, while the threshold for standard literacy is 2,000. “Basic” (or just-getting-by) …

Famous Quotes Illustrated

Malaysian illustrator Tang Yau Hoong started a personal project where he took some famous quotes and Illustrated them to his taste. Take a look at …

Watch Ashton Kutcher Blow Kids’ Minds With Steve Jobs Quotes In “Smart Is Sexy” Speech

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap!”<p>Ashton Kutcher passionately shouted (yes, shouted) life advice at Nickelodeon viewers as he accepted a Teen Choice Award last night. Most spend award speeches thanking …

City of London says no to public recycling bins that track smartphones in pedestrian pockets

Many have grown comfortable with the targeted ads that populate the modern web and expect companies to keep track of their online activity, but UK firm Renew took things one step further earlier this summer. It began tracking real world traffic on the streets of London by recording the MAC …

Whimsical Scenes Created with Real Fish Heads

Parisian contemporary artist Anne-Catherine Becker-Echivard does a little more than play with her food. The artist's ongoing body of work, known as <i>Les Temps Modernes</i> (translated as <i>Modern Times</i>), presents whimsical scenes featuring actual fish heads, which she later eats. In each eccentric frame, …

Design

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers | Colossal

<p>Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map? Armed with smart phones and fancy GPS apps that map the …

Trendlet: Collapsible Creations, From an Accordion Bookshelf to a Pair of Folding Bike Helmets

This week's collection of space savers includes items notable not only for their economy but also for their ability to perform a big reveal. Like a …

Kids Win This Videogame By Eating A Plate Of Fruit

Finish the game first by dominating your fruits and vegetables.<p>In a cruel prank of evolution, the best things for you aren’t as addictive as the worst. We’d rather drink a beer than a coconut water, and stretch out on the couch instead of doing a few sit-ups. Videogames are no exception. While, …

"Outside The Lines" Coloring Book

The best creative tools have the power to appeal to all ages. Case in point: "Outside the Lines," a coloring book curated by Souris Hong-Porretta, featuring over 100 works of art by an equal number of contemporary artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and musicians.<p>Set for release 3 …

Coloring Book