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These Gorgeous Vases Are Made Of The World’s Homeliest Material

Just because a material is cheap doesn’t mean it can’t be high design. At this year’s Salone furniture fair in Milan, Japanese designed Kodai Iwamoto is displaying a set of vases made from plastic pipes you could buy at any hardware store.<p>But you wouldn’t know that was the material by looking at …

Design

Tips and Tricks on Visiting 26 National Parks, Straight From Park Employees

From the best time of the year to visit to the best hidden spots, straight from those who know it best.<p>Each of the National Park Service’s 417 …

National Parks

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

Genius

Maximum JavaScript Performance

<i>Cover image by Fachstelle für Öffentliche Bibliotheken NRW on Flickr.</i><p>If you're a bit like me you probably think a lot about how to make your software …

JavaScript

10 CSS & JavaScript Snippets for Beautiful Syntax Highlighting

We’re all familiar with desktop coding software and web IDEs. These feature syntax highlighting to make writing code & debugging easier.But did you …

Web Development

Progress Step UI Design Patterns: Tips, Freebies & Code Snippets

You're reading Progress Step UI Design Patterns: Tips, Freebies & Code Snippets, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be …

Web Design

Vue CLI 3: A Game Changer For Frontend Development

Vue creator Evan You’s recent conference keynote didn’t mention much about new features for Vue, instead he focused almost entirely on Vue CLI 3.<p>A …

JavaScript

Inside the 27-year friendship of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who didn't even want to meet and now have each other on speed dial

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are the second and third-wealthiest people on the planet. They also happen to be best friends.<p>But when they met 27 years ago, it was grudgingly. Each one was surprised at how much they enjoyed talking to the other.<p>Since then, they've been a tag team on political and …

Bill Gates

Vue Design System

Vue Design System is a set of organized tools, patterns, and practices that work as the foundation for Vue.js application development. What initially …

UX Design

Platform power is crushing the web, warns Berners-Lee

On the 29th birthday of the world wide web, its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has sounded a fresh warning about threats to the web as a force for good, adding his voice to growing concerns about big tech’s impact on competition and society.<p>The web’s creator argues that the “powerful weight of a …

Social Media

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Science Fiction

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Google launches Flutter beta, a mobile UI framework for building native Android and iOS apps

At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona today, Google launched the first beta release of Flutter, the company’s open-source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS. The library is designed to combine the performance and platform integrations of …

Bringing Together React, D3, And Their Ecosystem

Since its creation in 2011, D3.js has become the de facto standard for building complex data visualizations on the web. React is also quickly …

Web Design

The Self-Taught Sculptor Who Dreams Of Being The Modern Day Michelangelo

It's not hard to chisel away at a block of stone and make something that resembles a human form, but it takes a true master to create photorealistic …

An Interview with Michael DiTullo, Part 1: How He Designed His Way to Success

"Sometimes young students talk to me about making a five-year plan, and I would say 'F*ck that….'"<p>It was turning out to be a bad Valentine's Day for …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Intel's new cameras add human-like 3D vision to any machine

Intel has released two ready-to-use RealSense depth cameras, the D415 and the D435, that can add 3D capabilities to any device or machine. They both come in a USB-powered form factor and are capable of processing depth in real time, thanks to the chipmaker's new RealSense vision processor D4. The …

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design …

UI Design

And Old Sugar Mill Converted Into an Original Hostel in China

To qualify the architects of Vector Studio as inventive is an euphemism. Especially when you consider their colossal work to totally transform this …

Sugar Cane

50 Books | 50 Covers

<b>Add your book design to the competition: get noticed and be remembered. Final deadline February 28th! Enter today!</b><p><b>TITLE:</b> 100 Buildings <b><br>AUTHOR:</b> Thom …

Books
Typography

Rat Race - A short film story

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

Original voice of GLaDOS returns for Bridge Constructor Portal (Updated)

<b>Update (12/13/17):</b> We’ve got some more news to bring you about Bridge Constructor Portal that will surely please fans. We now have confirmation that the original voice of GLaDOS, Ellen McLain, has returned for the new game. McLain’s portrayal of the killer AI from both Portal games is iconic to …

The Vibrant Color Wheels Designed by Goethe, Newton & Other Theorists of Color (1665-1810)

Maybe it’s the cloistered headiness of Rene Descartes, or the rigorous austerity of Isaac Newton; maybe it’s all the leathern breaches, gray …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

Creative Studio Releases Five Coveted, Free-To-Download Graphic Design Books

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via Rationale Design<p><b>San Francisco-based</b> design studio Rationale Design has unleashed five PDF …

The Simple Idea That Drives Creativity At Amazon, Airbnb, And Dell

Think small.<p>When I first joined Frog design, a global innovation firm, my role was as an individual creative contributor. I was responsible for making things that helped clients better understand the business problems they faced, and offering creative solutions to those problems. My second project …

Framing