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Why Non-U.S. Militaries Should Adopt the U.S. Army Design Methodology

NOTES:<p>[1] Jamshid Gharajedaghi, “Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture,” 3rd ed, Amsterdam: …

U.S. Army

Vegetable crops for beginners

With increased awareness of organic farming, food miles and healthy eating, lots of people are trying their hand at growing their own veg. But it can …

From River Seine to Versailles Gardens and Fountains: Machine de Marly, the eighth World Wonder

<b>Bougival</b> is a quiet village by the River Seine, 17 km far from Paris. During the XIX century, the Impressionists chose this peaceful place as their …

Sunday afternoon dog drawings

I thought I might do a detailed drawing of Alice chewing on a bone, but quickly realized that this would be more like the thirty second poses at the …

Time I

Watch: How To Convert Low-Res Graphics Into High-Res Using Photoshop

<b>Before you toss</b> that low-resolution graphic into the trash, YouTube channel PiXimperfect shows you how to salvage and convert the visual into a …

Graphic Design

Pause / DBR | Design Build Research

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> PAUSE is a pavilion designed as a temporary installation for the TED2017 conference. The unique design …

Architecture

Michael Wolff Did What Every Other White House Reporter Is Too Cowardly to Do

Why is Fire & Fury having such an impact? Drew Magary writes it’s because Wolff was willing to throw decorum away and torch his access—and more journalists should do the same.<p>I’m gonna begin this post with the same disclaimer that needs to come with every post about Michael Wolff, which is that …

Donald Trump

Rising stars: the design talents most likely to shine in 2018

Despite design's tremendous capacity to uplift, inspire and spark joy, it has been dwarfed by bigger events this year. But that’s no cause for despondency. A quick look into the crystal ball to ascertain what 2018 holds in this most creative and thoughtful of disciplines shows a flurry of glitter …

Luxury Lifestyle

Best of CH 2017: Interviews: A year's worth of discussions with individuals who are imagining our future

Throughout the year, conversations with artists, designers, inventors and more help to fuel our editorial impulses. It is from dialogue that we gain insight and understanding. And, fortunately, we've had access to plenty of extraordinary minds this year. From jewelry designers to those imagining …

Adidas Originals

How To Master The RGB Curves In Photoshop and Lightroom for Better Post Processing

<b>Don’t limit yourself to presets due to ignorance. Learn to process your images with RGB Curves for more fine control.</b><p>There is no doubt about it, we …

Tutorials

10 huge graphic design trends to know for 2018

What were the biggest graphic design trends of 2017, and what graphic design trends will be big in 2018? As 2018 takes off, we asked leading …

Graphic Design

The culture Christmas gift guide 2017

Wes Anderson Top Trumps, Peter Blake’s bomber jacket, A Bigger Splash beach towel, Taylor Swift’s jewellery … and other ideas for the creative pressie-buyer<p>HOMEWARE<p>Hockney: A Bigger Splash towel<p>Art-loving swimmers will surely appreciate this towel featuring a print of David Hockney’s famous 1967 …

Human Rights

Improve your concept art skills in Photoshop

For this workshop, I'd like to show you a really fun way to sketch characters from just your imagination. I'll be showing you how to create Photoshop …

Graphics

How to Post-Process Soft and ‘Dreamy’ Portraits of Children

Here’s a 47-minute tutorial from PiXimperfect about how to create those soft, dreamy portrait photos of children using Photoshop.<p>First things first, …

Trick-or-treat shifts to skate-or-swim as cities strive for a healthier Halloween

The gleeful "trick or treat" that children shout when they call at houses on Halloween is getting a healthier response in some cities across Canada.<p>Instead of candy, little ghosts and goblins on some doorsteps are getting passes to go swimming, skating and even skiing.<p>The eastern Ontario city of …

Decorations

Why People Walked Differently in Medieval Times

A whole lot about medieval life would feel foreign to us now. No indoor plumbing, no toilet paper, no comforters, and a whole lot of blood letting. …

The Importance of Nancy Holt, the Woman Who Revolutionized Land Art

Overlooked for too long, her work added crucial depth to the movement.<p>The first time Nancy Holt visited the American West, she didn’t sleep for four …

Art

Pop-up Monuments Ask What 21st-Century Public Memorials Should Be

At a time when the country is taking a closer look at the monuments that dot our public spaces, and what they signify, a group of 20 artists is …

Here are 5 ways to change the color of anything in Photoshop

There are several ways to change colors of objects in Photoshop, and plenty of different objects you may want to change: clothes, hair color, light …

House-shaped opening cuts through Belgian school of architecture by Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus has completed a new architecture facility at a university in western Belgium, featuring a huge gabled void in its facade and a dramatic …

Argentina

Don’t Make These 4 Photo Composition Mistakes: Watch This Video & Avoid “Eyeball Confusion”

Whether you shoot landscapes, portraits, sports, or other types of images, sloppy composition can ruin an otherwise great shot. In this quick …

Method in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container Architecture

Shipping container architecture has developed its own niche in both design and representation. Colorful or grungy? Economical or gentrified? Either …

Walking Clouds

Walking Clouds is a playground by EUS+ Architects, which organically connects to an outdoor gallery in Korea. Supported by a deck, individuals meander through the ethereal space, encountering, pulling and touching hundreds of laundry baskets along the way.

Laundry

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to beer -- here are the businesses they like the least

Casual dining chains<p>Brands such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Ruby Tuesday, and Applebee's have faced sales slumps and dozens of restaurant closings as …

Demographics

Mapping the most notable public art around San Francisco - Curbed SF

<i>UPDATE: The original version of this map was published in May 2015.</i><p>Public art around San Francisco runs the gamut from the earthy—think Andy Goldsworthy's statues made of trees and earth in the Presidio—to high tech, like the kinetic sculpture <i>Firefly</i>, which moves with the wind and lights up at …

Art

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

Design

A "Colossal Booboo": The Incredible Story of the Chicago Picasso

Fifty years ago, a gruff, conservative Irish Catholic family man unveiled a colossal work of sensuous, abstract art designed by a womanizing, …

Pablo Picasso

Museum holds free art workshop for veterans

Free bronze casting workshops are being offered for veterans, active-duty military, and their family members at the Oceanside Museum of Art as part …

‘Civilizations’ Global Art History Series Produced By PBS & BBC Set For Spring – TCA

PBS and BBC have teamed on <i>Civilizations</i>, a global nine-part series that tells the story of art from the beginning of human history to the present …

Chamber of Commerce

It's officially move-in day for Denver's tiny home village for the homeless

This morning, representatives from the Beloved Community tiny home village signed papers making the RiNo site officially open for occupancy. After …

Housing