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Take Fear By the Hand: 3 Fears That Writers Can Use for Inspiration

I was a pretty ordinary child. When I was 6, I wrote stories based on anything I didn’t know, which was everything. I plucked characters from the air as if they’d been mixed into the oxygen for my taking. I made up a language because it made more sense than the two I had been taught to speak, and …

An Internet Without Screens Might Look Like This | Tom Uglow | TED Talks

Loft Cube – Hotel Daniel – Mailing by Moodley Brand Identity

Mailing Campaign and Branding by Moodley Brand Identity for Werner Aisslinger’s Loft Cube on the rooftop of Hotel Daniel in Graz, Austria.<p>The Loft …

Why Brands Should Mine Their Archives

In the digital age, attention spans are short but collective memories are long. Here’s the storytelling opportunity brands are missing.<p>In London’s Notting Hill, one man’s love of brands has grown into something of an obsession. Over 30 years, curator Robert Opie has collected the chocolate bars, …

Land Rover Defender – Tribute Communication Design by FP Creative

Communication design by FP Creative that celebrates the legendary Land Rover Defender.<p>At the end of 2015, the production of the legendary Land Rover …

The Magical Bluetooth Play Companion

Avakai are lovingly crafted, customizable, durable and locally sourced wooden figurines that use Bluetooth technology, bridging the gap between …

A Film About Coffee

by Chérmelle D. Edwards<p>By profession he’s a commercial director, but by passion he's a filmmaker. Brandon Loper's "A Film About Coffee" is a visual love letter about the journey of specialty coffee—from the farmers who produce it to the people who consume it. Currently, Loper is screening the film …

Grovemade Modern Wood Watches Made From Domestic Hardwoods

<b>Grovemade wood watches</b> offers beautiful handcrafted watches made from domestic hardwoods. It offers a cutting-edge take on traditional timepiece. …

Unquiet Film Series - Times New Roman

Handsome Paper Notebooks Come With Digital Backup

Mod is a line of notebooks that “syncs to the cloud.”<p>Paper is awesome. So is digital. We shouldn’t have to choose between them in a zero-sum game, right? That’s why the popular sketching app Paper now lets you output your digital drawings into physical books. Now a brand called Mod is offering the …

Inside the Studio of a Traditional Sign Painter

Take a look inside the studio of traditional sign painter Antonio "Tj" Guzzardi and get lost on this amazing space full of vintage signs and …

Revert Design – Studio Brand Identity by Trevor Finnegan

Graphic Design Studio – Brand Identity.<p>This is the studio identity of Revert Design, a Dublin, Ireland-based graphic design studio founded in 2013 by …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Seven Outstanding Espresso Blends

While the legitimacy of these abundant "national" holidays that tend to pop up arbitrarily is definitely in question, we couldn't pass up tomorrow's opportunity—National Espresso Day—to pay homage to one of the purest ways to prepare coffee: espresso. The thick, concentrated brew packed into a tiny …

Creative Parents Stage Dinosaur Toy Scenes, Convince Kids They're Alive at Night

Each year, writer Refe Tuma and his wife turn the month of November into <i>Dinovember</i>–thirty days of their children's plastic dinosaur toys coming to life at night and doing as they please, or at least that's what the creative couple tells their tiny tots. Each night when the Tuma kids go to bed, …

Phonebloks Concept by Motorola

Motorola Phonebloks.<p>Did you hear about the Phonebloks concept by Motorola? This modular smartphone concept was originally conceived by Dave Hakkens …

30 Creative Logos by Studio KEJJO

Logo Design.<p>More creative logo designs for your daily inspiration! Warsaw, Poland based graphic design studio KEJJO has compiled a selection of 30 …

The Ultimate Power Pack

Designed for everyone from the urban commuter to the adventurous camper, Prism is the most digital-friendly backpack out there. Like any good pack, …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Lady René – Decorative Hand Drawn Typeface by Sudtipos

Lady René Typeface.<p>Buenos Aires, Argentina-based graphic designer and illustrator Laura Varsky has created the <b>Lady René</b> typeface with the help of …

Pour Mason – Pour Over Coffee Attachment for Mason Jars

While they used to just be used by moonshiners and old ladies pickling vegetables, Mason Jars are enjoying their hipster moment as we speak. If …

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Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

How to properly pronounce the names of typefaces - The Fox Is Black

Typefaces, especially those that were created by German, Italian, or French designers, can be awkward to say in mixed company, especially when you’re …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Watch: The Most Beautiful Video Of Soap You’ll Ever See

It’s just water, ink, oil, and soap. But in the hands of an artist, you can see the whole psychedelic cosmos.<p>The first time you watch this video, you’ll wonder if it can possibly be real. The colors are too vivid. The shapes are too clean. But there’s a natural physics of motion and liquid that …

Color Markers of Adobe CS

I guess utopia for designers will be a place where they can sketch on paper using a pen that has built in tools of Color Markers, Tablets and Adobe …

Interview: Kent Bakke of La Marzocco

Named after the fiercest predator of the animal kingdom, La Marzocco—which translates to lion in Italian—is aptly known for their roaring, state of the art espresso machines. But at the factory in Tuscany, things are anything but savage—the staff often shares their lunch hour together at a small …

Articles about graphic design 6 names know now on Dwell.com - Dwell

From muralists and ceramicists, to fiber artists and furniture makers, these 12 creatives speak out about what drives their...<p>Manhattan-based Project Projects may be a graphic design studio, but it works in all dimensions, on the page and off.<p>You may already be a fan of TV on the Radio, but how …

Lasvit Tour de France Trophy 2013

As the 100th Tour de France came to close on Sunday, 21 July, Briton Chris Froome hoisted the trophy for the first time. While the athletic accomplishment is an impressive one, the sculptural trophy itself is commendable as well. Produced by designer Peter Olah for Czech glassmakers Lasvit for the …

Is There A Scientific Definition Of “Design”?

Saying definitively what design is (and isn’t) seems quixotic at best, but two academics took a solid shot at it. Did they succeed?<p>What is design? What makes it distinct from art, science, or engineering? The editors of this site decide dozens of times a day what is or isn’t “design.” But is it …