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How to Easily Turn Your Signature into a Photo Watermark in Photoshop

Here’s a simple way to create a digital watermark using your signature that you can use as a Photoshop brush. This 5-minute video from Colin Smith of …

Self-taught designer builds a secret studio under a bridge in Valencia

Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas built a studio bedroom in a very unusual place – the underside of a bridge in Valencia, Spain. This tiny …

Adobe launches new '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' tutorial series on YouTube

Adobe launched a new YouTube tutorial series for Photoshop beginners this week. It's called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' and it covers some basic tips on …

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Our 15 Favorite Fabulous Online Sources for Rugs

A rug has the power to completely transform a room like few other home decor items, but they can be a bit of a headache to shop for considering there …

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

Living Rooms

Elegant and Minimalist Web Design Ideas

I am always trying to redesign or improve Abduzeedo's web design. At least once a year it becomes reality but that doesn't mean I just tried one …

Vintage Humanscale design manuals show nerdy beauty of ergonomics

Like da Vinci drawings for today’s designers, these references are analog tools for a digital age<p>Another classic design manual has joined the rush of lost publications being reintroduced to a new generation of creators via crowdfunding. But this time, the publishers believe they’re not just …

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life | Inc.com

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even risks his very life, to have the life he most deeply desires.<p>One scene in the movie is …

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Want to Grow Very Fast? Get Mentors and Read Lots of Books | Inc.com

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This video series teaches you all the Photoshop basics for free

Popular YouTube channel TastyTuts, which specializes in graphic design and digital art tutorials, has published a free course titled 'The Complete …

Woodworking: Clever Japanese Technique for Getting Perfect-Fitting Joinery

It's called "kigoroshi" and it ensures there's no gaps<p>A half-lap joint is good-looking, functional and, once you get good at it, quick to cut with …

Think big: Ingenious micro homes from around the world - CNN Style

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Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

10 Kickass Modern Chandeliers for Under $200

Finding beautiful, modern chandeliers isn't particularly hard — but finding a beautiful, modern chandelier at a reasonable price point, now that's a …

Dining Rooms

Mindblowing Before & After: An Awkward Apartment Grows Up

Eric and Joel's new apartment in Prospect Heights had a lot going for it: generously sized rooms, lots of light, proximity to dog parks. What it …

Living Rooms

Lilac Drive

Montecito, California<p>The 3,500 square-foot Lilac Drive Residence is located on a lush lot in the foothills of Montecito, California. The two-story home is comprised of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the second story devoted to the master suite.<p>The property is densely covered in oak trees …

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This tiny hostel nestles into a historic alley in Beijing

Zhang Ke and his firm Zao/Standardarchitecture designed this dynamic 30-square-meter space<p>Chinese architect Zhang Ke and his firm, the multidisciplinary studio Zao/Standardarchitecture that won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture last year, have designed a 30-square-meter (approximately 323 square …

A home which defies every rule of conformity; in superb style

Vibrant homes are a rare breed in the day and age of tall apartment complexes and a growing industrial sector the world over. When we say vibrant, we …

How to Get a Designer Bathroom on a Home Depot Budget

When Caitlin Kruse of The Mama Notes and her husband purchased their first home, their dark, windowless bathroom in the hallway was at the top of their renovation list. With some savvy shopping and design tricks, Caitlin was able to recreate the light and airy, Pinterest-perfect bathroom she …

Courtyard House / FIGR Architecture & Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Courtyard House is a nod to the tradition of the Italian Palazzo and Australian courtyard house, …

5 charming rustic kitchens that feature amazing storage solutions

Who doesn't love a gorgeous rustic kitchen? Just looking at them makes us think that we can smell fresh bread cooking, hot coffee brewing and damp …

Osho Reveals the Ultimate Secret to Calming Your Mind and Reducing Stress

When anxiety and stress hits, it can be hard not to let overthinking get the better of you. However, I came across a great piece of advice from …

The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

Entrepreneurship. It's a word everyone thinks they know about but only a select few really get it.<p>Anyone with an Etsy account can call themselves an entrepreneur, but they're only being partially truthful to themselves. I see so many so-called entrepreneurs who start out with grandiose dreams, …

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Learn Photoshop Tricks in One Minute with Adobe’s ‘Make it Now’ Series

I once read a Quora question that went, “What can I learn in one minute that will be useful for the rest of my life?” I don’t know about the rest of …

Solar-powered home was converted from a former school

Gorgeous!<p>We’ve seen our share of converted schoolhouses, but this new project in Leiden, the Netherlands takes it to another level. Not only were the original charms of the circa-1925 nursery preserved, but the 7,470-square-foot building now also boasts just the right amount of modern technology …

Master Photoshop | 20 Brilliant Tutorials You Should Try

If you want to master Photoshop, these brilliant tutorials will surely help you a lot! We selected some of the best Photoshop tutorials that show …

Graphics

How Gus Fring of Breaking Bad Became a Cold Calculated Capitalist With a Profit Driven Agenda

Tom Fitzgerald and Marcus Herring of EXP TV created “Star Wars Nothing But Star Wars,” an incredible feature length compilation of found footage …

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Make Cabinets the Easy Way

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” …

14 inspirational portfolio websites created in Webydo

A designer’s time is precious. And with client deadlines to meet, showcasing your own work can often be put on the back burner. Despite having all …

Wood Joinery - Butt Joint - Quiet Corner

Butt Joint is the most basic method for connecting two pieces of wood, and while it isn’t the strongest of joints, it is very useful in some …