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20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition

With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone era.<p>But that doesn't mean they have to be stuck in the olden days. In fact, many architects have created new homes that are inspired by the classic structure, while …

Farmhouses

Design Professor Shares Witty Wisdom in Honest Charts About Creative Life

When you’re a graphic design student, you’ve got more questions than answers. They range from the technical queries, like how to use Photoshop, to existential crises that force you to consider (and reconsider) your entire creative practice. Mitch Goldstein, an Assistant Professor of Design at the …

Graphic Design

kengo kuma expands portland japanese garden in oregon

<b>japanese architect kengo kuma has completed the expansion of the portland japanese garden, a historic site that first opened to the public in 1967.</b> …

Architecture

Wright’s many contributions — including a gas station — celebrated in Buffalo

Master architect Frank Lloyd Wright would have been 150 years old this year on June 8, and all around the country communities with properties …

A right-minded right-angled handrail

Simple in its design and description, the Right Angle Stair Handrail proposes a handrail that mirrors the stair’s contours. Probably not the ideal …

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

Streetwear

Here's how to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a beat

So you've decided to dump Facebook.<p>But you're worried. Worried about missing out, struggling to stay connected, or getting left behind by the almost …

Leonardo da Vinci's Ingenious Design for a Self-Supporting Bridge

Or, "How to build a bridge in 10 minutes that's strong enough to support a car"<p>Of the many structures Leonardo da Vinci designed, perhaps none made …

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

Home Decorating

Tokyo Storefronts in Beautiful Watercolor by Mateusz Urbanowicz

Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

Typography

How To Create And Design A Mood Board?

A mood board, or as it is often called inspiration board, can be applied in many disciplines. Many times, you will see one in Interior design, where …

7 new browser-based tools for designers

Whether you work as an illustrator or graphic designer, web developer or 3D modeller, new design tools are being released all the time, many of them …

Software

Denver Is Drowning in Awful Architecture: Here Are the Hateful Eight

Anthony Camera<p><b>6. Arts & Craps<br>Example: The Dakota Lofts<br>1441 Central Street<br>Completed: 2005<br>Poor relation of: Arts & Crafts (1900-1930)</b><br>No other …

Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.<p>In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use …

The Art of Rendering: How to Inject Atmosphere Into Your Architectural Visualizations

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify — It's free for architects.</i><p>By now, it is common knowledge that, with the right software, technical talent, and an eye for detail, …

The 27 Typical Patterns of Urban and Suburban Development

A close study of the street patterns in cities around the world has shown that most cities are comprised of a combination of 27 development …

Urban Design

Before & After: 30 Photos that Prove the Power of Designing with Pedestrians in Mind

Providing more public space for pedestrians is one of the main goals of urban renewal projects taking place in cities around the world.<p>By planting …

'Missing Middle Housing' Website to Fill the Gap Between Supply and Demand

MissingMiddleHousing.com is a new online resource dedicated to helping planners, architects, and builders implement a diverse range of housing types …

Supply and Demand

50 Vintage Logo Templates Bundle

A huge bundle of 50 stylish vintage logo templates.<p>This extensive bundle includes 5 packs of <b>vintage logo templates</b>. Instead of $60 regular price, …

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Art

American Vintage Badges 5

American Vintage Badges 5 – Logo templates in a nice wild west style.<p>This is already number five of the popular American Vintage Badges by Opus …

Graphic Design

Articles about tiny cabins vermont woods commune nature on Dwell.com - Dwell

It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>Designer-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s modular, hexagonal …

Northern Lights

Material Matters: A Handy Wood Durability Chart

Our entries on the types of wood used for boardwalks might have you wondering: What types of wood are more durable than others?<p>You may recall that in …

Interview: Artist Walks Miles Over Frozen Lake to Create Intricately Swirling Snow Drawing

Last February, artist Sonja Hinrichsen and over 60 volunteers created this spectacular work of land art, titled <i>Snow Drawings at Catamount Lake</i>, by trekking out onto the frozen Catamount Lake in Colorado while wearing snowshoes, forming intricately swirling patterns over several miles of snow. The …

Snowshoeing

Daily Inspiration #1932

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …