Dan Forbes

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Homegrown Furniture: Grassy DIY Seat System Sprouts Up From Your Yard

How green can your outdoor furniture get? Sure, you can buy recycled plastic lawn chairs, loungers with renewable bamboo frames and cushions covered …

Apple’s Strange Obsession With Fragility

Apple’s fine-print warning about the jet-black iPhone 7: Use a case.<p>The lights dim. A hush falls over the crowd. And suddenly, Jony Ive’s breathless, halting words float over the crowd: bead-blasted aluminum. Rotational 3D polishing. A protective oxide layer. A magnetized, ultra-fine iron particle …

Mobile Technology

How to Differentiate a Brand from Its Competitors, with Joe Duffy

HOW recently caught up with Joe Duffy, chairman and chief creative officer of Duffy, where they’ve been working with brands like Summit Brewing Co., …

Arkansas university students designed this prefab cantilevering home for $136 per square foot

This prefab house in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a modular residence constructed by the students at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. …

IBM is gearing up to become the world’s largest and most sophisticated design company

<i>In this series, Perfect Company, we are examining pockets of excellence in the corporate world. No single company is perfect, but together they show what the corporate ideal could look like.</i><p>The platonic ideal<p>“Design is <i>not</i> style. It’s <i>not</i> about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about …

Product Design

Why Brand Names Are So Important, According To Science

Coca-Cola. Kleenex. Netflix. Google. Brand names surround us, often to the point that they become a natural part of our everyday speech.<p>As any successful entrepreneur can tell you, there are countless components to creating a successful brand - the most important of which, of course, is providing a …

Brand Smarter, Not Harder

The beginning of a new season of European soccer once again has a bleary-eyed me waking up before dawn on weekends to watch games live on NBC’s …

We're in the age of the wordless logo

With increasing frequency, MasterCard said, it would do away with using its name in the logo entirely. The focus would be more on the symbol than the words.<p>MasterCard's move reflects a wider shift among some of the most widely recognized global brands to de-emphasize the text in their logos, or …

Career Advice No One Tells You

Most people have "okay" jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day.<p>There's nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level.<p>They're the people who land executive level …

Do This 1 Thing To Significantly Improve Your Writing

What every good writer does to make their work the best it can be.<p>Hemingway did it. Maya Angelou did it. Vladimir Nabokov did it. Dr. Seuss did it.<p>Name any great author who is still banging on a keyboard, and they do it too: They rewrite.<p>Of course, you don't have to pen a bestselling novel or …

Creative Writing

This Austrian Company Turns Your Old Car Parts Into Lovely Furniture

You know you want a Mustang desk.<p>If you love cars, there's an extremely good chance you have extra car parts lying around your house. Instead of letting them sit around gathering dust, you could send them to Unibro Design, an Austrian company that will turn your old parts into beautiful …

Furniture

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

Articles about light filled cabin netherlands completely made hand on Dwell.com - Dwell

Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

Designing an Energy Efficient Home

With electricity prices soaring and a much higher emphasis on saving the planet, it is important to implement different strategies, during the design …

How the Bucks' redesign was born

Uniform and logo designs are usually attributed to faceless corporations or leagues. You know the usual sound bites: "Nike designed these uniforms," …

A Series of Geometric Furniture & Objects

Dubai-based product designer Aljoud Lootah created a collection of geometric furniture and objects that aim to explore form and function. The …

Furniture

Apartment Gets Industrialized After A Modern Remodel

When the young couple went to SHED Architecture and Design for help with their remodel, the team was happy to be given such an unusual and inventive …

33 Clever And Unexpected Uses For Ikea Products

Your Malm is so much more than a Malm.

100 Best Fonts of 2014To close the big feature I made to the best fonts of 2014 here I bring you a big wall post of the 100 fonts in a fo…

To close the big feature I made to the best fonts of 2014 here I bring you a big wall post of the 100 fonts in a form of a logotype, just as the designers have decided to display and promote their own typefaces.<p>Check the big list below and click the name you want:<p>You can always check betype.co/fonts to see the daily new fonts or follow us on

A Home in Seattle for a Family to Share

b9 architects designed a custom house in Seattle, Washington that also comes with a second, or accessory, dwelling for a tenant or a family member. …

Outdoor Spaces