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Morpholio Board App May Change the Interior Design Game

Morpholio Board is about to change the interior design game with its ability to let designers, architects, photographers, artists, and other …

Design

Gritty Black and White Photos Capture the Dynamic Energy of Tokyo's Streets

Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn't start pursuing photography until 2008, but his striking images showcase his natural talent at …

Photography

Google Maps now helps you find breakfast spots in thunderstorms

Explore function now allows users to customize recommendations using distance and time<p>Google isn't about to let Foursquare's upcoming redesign steal the spotlight. The search engine giant is today introducing a more context-sensitive version of the Explore function for its Maps app. The revamped …

How To Design Signs For The Gender-Neutral Toilet Of The Future

And so Ally McBeal has won: The bathroom of the future will be gender neutral. How, then, to best adapt toilet signage to address a trans-friendly, non-binary gender system?<p>One designer’s witty solution is to represent the primary function of the bathroom instead of just the gender of the person …

Gender-Neutral

Bommer Slab Font Family from dooType

The Bommer Slab Font.<p>Brazilian type designer Eduilson Wessler Coan of foundry dooType has started to work on the Bommer project in January of 2014.</b> …

Incredibly Realistic 3D Illustrations Look Like Paper Art

Estonia-based graphic designer and illustrator Eiko Ojala uses the art of paper cutting as the inspiration for these clever digital drawings. At first glance, the compositions look like layers of colorful paper perfectly placed together. However, in reality, the artist hand draws everything and …

Paper Craft

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

Data Visualization

A Clever Idea For Reinventing The Corporate “About” Page

Pics of golden retrievers, jars of peanut butter, and someone’s kids create a more human corporate identity.<p>Most companies’ “About” page sucks. Composed of tiled mosaics of awkwardly grinning executives who clearly don’t want their pictures taken, and broken up with some insipid verbiage written by …

Employment

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

UX Design

A Crazy-Fast Tool For Building Moodboards

Mood boards are a powerful tool in design. Essentially a collage of images–consisting of art, architecture, nature, furniture, and more–they can frame the creative bounds of a project in unspoken, visual terms. But assembling these photo libraries can take time. Think of the drudgery of Google …

Image Search

Listen To The Atmospheric Romanticism of Teebs - The Fox Is Black

“Estara” originates from the Spanish word for “to be,” a future-tense, third person pronunciation of a persons immediate emotion, location, or …

‘Animal Visions’ in Tom Chambers’ Magical Photomontages - The Fox Is Black

Tom Chambers is an American photographer who creates intriguing photomontages which hint at strange stories and magical unspoken tales. His series</i> …

Springtime Color Inspiration - The Fox Is Black

<b>(1)</b> Carl Kleiner for The New York Times Magazine – <b>(2)</b> Girl skater by Natalie Foss – <b>(3)</b> Sci Fi Book Posters by Yonatan Ziv – <b>(4)</b> Minimalist photography …

Mesmerizing Illustrated GIFs by Typical Hope - The Fox Is Black

I don’t know much about Typical Hope but boy do they know how to make excellent GIFS! Started earlier this year, the blog currently has about 25 …

Sites of the Week: Design Embraced, Linode, Hack_app and more

Long scrolling websites is what you'll find on this post today. Take a special look at Nymi and SQBA. Also Linode has a new website that is simple …

Unique Paper Sculptures by Anastassia Elias

One may craft a sculpture using many different materials, but I find fantastic those that master the art of paper sculpting. Paper is such a fragile …

Announcing 8 New Judges For The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

James Dyson, Ethan Marcotte, David Lauren, Tristan Walker, and more! The deadline to enter is May 5.<p>We’re delighted to announce eight new judges for the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards.<p>The Innovation By Design Awards celebrate inventive solutions in the world of design and business. Honors are …

Ralph Lauren

9 Gorgeously Illustrated Quotes From Great Thinkers

Lisa Congdon whimsically illustrates and hand-letters expressions from Marie Curie to Abraham Lincoln.<p>“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself,” Marlene Dietrich, a wise woman with much …

Literature

Graphic Design and Typography by Jessica Svendsen

Sophisticated Graphic Design and Custom Typography.<p>Jessica Svendsen received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BA in …

Color-Smeared Portraits by Tchmo

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>Untitled 20110509a<p>here<p>We discovered Australian-born artist Tchmo on Society 6, where he showcases his portraits, …

The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …

GIF Animations

Clever Plant Holder Allows for Gardening in Small Spaces

For anyone who lives in an apartment but has always wished for a nice little gardening space, this window unit is the perfect compromise. French designers Nicolas Barreau and Jules Charbonnet of Barreau & Charbonnet, created <i>Volet Vgtal</i>, a clever and creative pulley system that allows urban …

Gardening

Expressive Black and White Long-Exposure Landscapes

Fine art photographer Vassilis Tangoulis finds the mystery and magic within everyday landscapes and translates those moments into visually complex black and white photographs. His beautifully contemplative, simple scenes feature dramatic lighting, textured details, perfect symmetry, and crisp …

Photography

Artist Zimoun Unleashes a Plastic Storm Inside of a Museum

Swiss artist Zimoun has recently unleashed a “plastic storm” inside of the Museo d'Arte di Lugano in an impressive installation entitled <i>36 Ventilators, 4.7m3 Packing Chips</i>. The kinetic artwork features a plethora of styrofoam peanuts and large fans that blow them against the museum's broad window …

Art

Playing with type and images in Photoshop

Following our new series of positive thinking wallpapers today we will show you how to create a simple and soothing image using Photoshop. The author …

Graphics

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …