Ed Ryan

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Striking and Poetic Street-Photography by Vincent Pflieger

Vincent Pflieger started to shoot without thinking to become a photographer. He simply wanted to catch some interesting daily details with his …

Photography

Carry A Warm Shower Wherever You Roam With The Solar-Powered Road Shower

Nobody likes dirty gear, or a dirty car interior for that matter. Thankfully there’s the Road Shower 2 to keep you and your gear clean without the …

3 free UX design ebooks

Wireframes, mockups, and prototypes – three fundamental techniques for UX designers, each one is as unique as the next whichever wireframe tools and …

UX Design

Is Affordable, American-Made Design Finally Here?

The Brooklyn manufacturer Good Thing wants to become the go-to for modern, home-grown products at an affordable price.<p>A steady influx of international brands in the United States is touting affordable, good-quality, stylish design—and American consumers seem hungry for more. Japanese brand Muji …

Made in America

The Playboy Mansion Sale and The Magazine's Great Design Legacy

It sounded absurd at first glance, a headline worth double-checking to see if you weren't clicking on an Onion story slipped into your social feeds. "Playboy Mansion: FOR SALE ... But Hef Gets to Stay" read the breaking news from TMZ. The octogenarian publishing pioneer, who presided over one of …

Real Estate

One Designer Reimagines Swiss Style For The Age Of CSS

From iOS to Material Design, the legacy of International Typographic Style is everywhere in digital design. That’s pretty impressive, considering the fact that the 1950s-era Swiss design trend was never meant to be animated–let alone adapted to modern devices. It was for static posters, book …

Graphic Design

Devising death: 'Design & Violence' portrays real tools of violence and they are chilling

When<p>Syed Rizwan FarookandTashfeen Malik killed 14 people at a holiday office party in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, they were armed with a veritable arsenal: a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 assault rifle, a DPMS Panther Arms assault rifle, a Springfield Armory 9mm handgun and a Llama 9mm handgun.<p>In the wake of …

These designers have made a rain poncho for bike riders

Bike riders often have to deal with a variety of weather conditions when cycling, designers Shane Liu and Vicky Lin, worked with the team at VANMOOF, …

Sewing

Zaha Hadid stirs things up at Chicago Architectural Biennial

Leave it to Zaha Hadid to stir Chicago's architectural pot.<p>In a public program Thursday night at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Iraqi-born, London-based Hadid — the first woman to win her field's highest honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize — was subtly provocative, taking aim at everything …

Architecture

Toronto’s outspoken chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat finds her ‘groove’

Just half a year ago, it seemed as if Jennifer Keesmaat might be on the way out as Toronto’s chief planner.<p>The high-profile “celebrity bureaucrat” (as Toronto Life magazine called her) got into a very public disagreement with Mayor John Tory over one of the biggest planning issues facing the city: …

Pentagram’s DJ Stout: There Needs To Be More Storytelling In Graphic Design

“Everything we do is about storytelling,” Stout says.<p>The cover of <i>Texas Monthly</i>‘s July 1992 issue features an portrait of then governor Ann Richards sitting on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She’s dressed head to toe white leather, her hair is coiffed in her signature gray bouffant, and she stares …

Graphic Design

Lateral Office redesigns the Canadian campsite for the 21st century

<b>Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015:</b> Toronto studio Lateral Office has developed five city-inspired proposals for campsites suited to 21st-century …

Canada

Matthieu Venot – Minimalist Architecture Photography

Blinded, a photo series by Matthieu Venot that captures the modern, minimalist shapes of urban architecture.<p>Matthieu Venot is a self-taught …

Infographic: The Color Wheel Of Book And Movie Titles

Dorothy, the British makers of all things infographic, are back with a couple of new prints that explore the vast spectrum of color mentioned in book and film titles.<p>The first print, The Colour of Books, shows the spine of more than 300 books, color-coded in a pinwheel against a gold background. …

Books

The Attention-Sucking Power of Digital Technology Displayed Through Photography by Antoine Geiger | Colossal

<p>Making eye contact, a once unavoidable feat when packed into a crowded train car or museum, is now a nearly impossible mission as those around you …

Photography

Groovebox Living Launches Flat-Pack, Multi-Use Products for Outdoors

Design startup Groovebox Living has launched a product that’s not only flat-pack, it has multiple uses for modern outdoor living. The durable design …

Furniture

Stools Made From Washed Up Waste Material

Carolin Pertsch is the designer behind the Zostera Stool taking inspiration from her childhood memories of eelgrass. Every year, tons of waste washes …

Furniture

The Edge of Tomorrow

before<p>after<p>Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015 by Armin<p>Established in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) was the first museum on the West Coast …

Graphic Design

The Letterpress Journals: Hot Metal Junkie

<i>Typography is one of the most vital keys to successful design—and Print’s all-new Typography & Lettering Awards is here to celebrate it. Enter</b> …

Letterpress

Blobs Flat Icons

It is just all what you need ...<p>1000+ flat icons covering many categories in two different styles fulfilling all your design needs.<p>Two unique …

Abstracts

I can't get enough of abstract artworks, especially those in isometric perspective with some nice 3D effects like the work that Jean-Michel Verbeeck …

Digital Art

Delicious Recipes Infographics

Everyone enjoys a good infographic. Everyone loves a good recipe. Mix those two and you're about to see some delicious infographics, like these by …

Infographics

Trapped Mirror

Minimalism

10 Years In The Making, Nicholas Felton Files His Final Feltron Report

Through the lens of self-quantification, the data viz guru recounts how much the world has changed in just a decade.<p>For the past decade, interface designer and data viz expert Nicholas Felton has been publishing a highly influential yearly project called the Feltron Report. It’s a beautifully …

Facebook

Explore 14 Billion Years Of Wikipedia History With This Hypnotic Data Viz

If every moment in human history was a single steel ball, Histography is like an 4-D Newton’s Cradle, visualizing how all of these events bump up and knock up against each other on a 14-billion-year time frame. It’s beautifully hypnotic—and impressively, it’s all sourced from Wikipedia, which means …

Wikipedia

Ray Oranges – Various Illustrations from 2015

Various illustrations from 2015 by Ray Oranges.<p>Ray Oranges was born in Calabria, Italy. Today he is living and working in Florence. As a freelance …

Graphic Design

How The Internet’s Most Prolific Map Designer Creates His Viral Worlds

To mark the publication of his first book, 17-year-old designer Martin Vargic tells us what inspires his maps, and how he works.<p>Where once they were done under the quill of cartographers, maps today are made by satellite. But Slovakian designer Martin Vargic’s maps are different. Although they …

Maps

Lexus unveils fully drivable car made from cardboard

Japanese car brand Lexus used 1,700 individually shaped cardboard sheets to create a fully functional replica of its IS saloon model (+ …

Lexus

Top Chicago Architecture Photographers Reveal Favorite Buildings, Vantage Points

Chicago is the home of many landmark high-rises and grand park spaces, and the city's <b>architecture photographers</b> are perhaps the best folks to ask when seeking a spectacular vantage point of downtown. And much like the city's diversity in building design, Chicago's photographers have their own …

Architecture