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Locals Reveal The Best Things To Do In Rome

With a little help from our friends we've compiled a list of <b>30 unique activities for you to do in Rome</b>. But it's not just any old list - because we know that you don't need anyone to tell you what main sights and attractions to see in Rome.<p>You may have visited before and you've tried all the …

Italy

Paris, Bruised Passports Style

If you’re a regular reader of Bruised Passports, then you would know that the two of us can often be found hunting for hidden, offbeat gems with the …

France

Jonathan Quintin | graphic design

The client is always… Poster Collection<p>“The client is always right! Here is a self initiated project we worked on to develop our illustration and branding skills.<p>It’s kind of a fun and funny subject too, as we have had some ‘interesting’ clients in the past :) Have a look through, it may make you chuckle, it may make you scream, either way its a reality in the design world :) But all good, what designer doesn’t like a challenge.<p>Would like to stress not all our clients are like this, just a …

Leave Your Mark

goodtypography:

Ganache is lovely and strong—not a true script, roman, or italic, but a distinctive hybrid. It’s smart, intricate, and fun, and deceptively simple. The type designer’s fascination with letter-fitting makes this an intriguing exercise in negative space. Note the lowercase and to a slightly lesser extent, the g slides into the negative space of the n. Sit a d and a b side by side, and these two sturdy, functional letters form a soft, sweeping curve in between—a delightful morsel.<p>The uppercase …

The 5-Move Chess Problem That Was So Hard Even Garry Kasparov Couldn't Figure It Out

As you may have seen earlier, my colleague Joe Weisenthal found a fascinating chess puzzle posted on eminent chess expert Susan Polgar's blog.<p>The problem was solved in a fascinating way.<p>In the aftermath, chess expert Mig Greengard — who is an ally of legend Garry Kasparov's — threw his hat into the …

Chess

5 Cars That Defined the Woodie—and the 5 Worst Woodies Ever Made

Once the mark of quality craftsmanship, wood paneling on cars became a phony vinyl travesty in the 70s and 80s. We remember the glory days of the woodie—and the ignominious era of faux wood.<p>In the earliest days of the automobile, creating steel stampings for bodies was more expensive than making …

A Good Shake Gets It Warm

The sexy looking Warm Tech Bottle is pretty high-tech actually. It features a hand-cranking mechanism that heats up the contents of the bottle. …

Vitamin D: Start, Use, Do

<i>(click on the image for a larger version)</i><p>Sometimes we spend so much time preparing or buying supplies or getting ready that we never really get …

Picture Frame Typography

Chess Piece Flash Drive: Savemate - Technabob

It’s been a while since I featured a product from Brando, and I have to say I’m slightly disappointed with what they recently showed to us. It’s a …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

16 Best Free Mac Apps

1. Adium<p>2. Kindle for Mac<p>3. Caffeine<p>4. CheatSheet<p>5. CloudApp<p>6. Dropbox<p>7. Found<p>8. OnyX<p>9. SelfControl<p>10. Skitch<p>11. Sublime Text<p>12. SuperDuper<p>13. The …

Envy

More Than a Spork: All-in-One Utensil Includes Chopsticks

Awkward to use and less than visually appealing, sporks have never managed to find a permanent place in most silverware drawers. Will this weird …

17 Ways to Initiate Creativity

How to find fulfilling work – a fantastic read: http://j.mp/10aU7fH

Branding Inspiration by Roger Oddone

Roger Oddone is a designer from São Paulo, Brasil specialized in branding identities. Roger Oddone is also the name of his design studio focused on …

Graphic Design

Grilled Cheese With Guacamole Might Be The Best Thing Ever

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I admit it: I was a hot avocado snob. Look around you, I'm sure you know one. I'm talking about people who scoff at the idea of serving avocado at any temperature other than cool. People who hear of tempura-fried …

Infographic Design: Learn How to Make Infographics that Impress!

Editor Recommendations: <i><br>Infographic Design</i><p>*Save 10% Off Select Products!<br>Use Promo Code: <b>SAVELP</b><p><i>Packed with essential design principles, case studies,</i> …

Infographics

Apocalyptic words

Wednesday, 12:00pm<br>10 April 2013<p>Do designers read and write? The Blunt conference aims to inject more writing into design education. Preview by Linda …

8 Healthy Smoothies Made With 3 Ingredients

Plus the world's best freezer hack so you'll actually make them.<p>A lot of people like smoothies. But few people make them at home. Because think of all the measuring, the effort, the mess.<p>It doesn't have to be that way. Pick a few of these recipes, hit the grocery store, then make "smoothie packs" …