Francisca Mendes Xavier

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How to Clean Cast-Iron Cookware

You might be surprised to know soap isn’t necessary<p>There’s a reason cast-iron pots and pans have remained popular since pioneer times: The material is so tough it’s virtually immortal. Still, caring for and restoring cast-iron pans remains a mystery for many home cooks. So who better to shed light …

Sleek "Mac 2015" Computer Modeled After Apple's First Macintosh 128k Desktop

In the latest project rolled out by German technology firm CURVED/labs, a refurbished MacBook Air morphs into a modernized version of Apple's first desktop computers, the Macintosh 128k and the “Lisa.” The hybrid design was birthed to commemorate more than 30 years of Apple innovation and to …

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

For those who followed my wrap up of the 2014 Xiamen International Design Business Week will connect with the kinda exposure that Red Dot Award: …

Dolfi is a tiny ultrasonic washing machine for delicate clothes

Product designer Andre Fangueiro has created a small pebble-shaped device that uses ultrasonic sound waves to clean clothes (+ movie).<p>Andre …

Beautiful Character Design by Vivien Bertin

Vivien Bertin, an illustrator from Paris, France shared some beautiful character design work on his Behance page. If there's an area that I really …

Graphic Design

Fashion Photographer Captures Model with a 0.3 Megapixel Children's Camera

Believe it or not, renowned fashion photographer Lara Jade shot these photos of a beautiful model using only a 0.3-megapixel camera. Yes, you read that right. Less than one megapixel – smartphones take better pictures than that! The reason for this major downgrade was that Jade took the Cheap …

The Hotel From ‘The Shining’ Wants You To Design Them A Haunted Hedge Maze

In a new design competition, the real-life Overlook Hotel is getting pretty meta.<p>We don’t usually announce design competitions here on Co. Design, but for this, we’ve got to make an exception. Colorado’s Stanley Hotel, which inspired the haunted overlook hotel in <i>The Shining</i>, has put a call out for …

See Every Instagram You Took Last Year Woven Into One Image

Two weeks into January, and 2014 already feels like a long time ago, but this fun app might convince you to revisit it one last time. Weevmee, created by New York design agency HUSH, produces one composite image combining every Instagram you took last year. These “Weevs” are abstract personal …

Cheapo Watches

With 2015 in full swing, many around the globe are already finding their New Year's resolutions easier said than done. For those looking to be more punctual, and more sensible with their spending this time around, Sweden's Cheapo watches offers countless clever timepiece designs that won't empty …

Daily Inspiration #1970

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 …

Digital Art

Youtube Redesign Concept

This is a very cool redesign concept from Roland Hidvegi a designer from Budapest, Hungary. Youtube is one of the most visited websites in the world …

Facelifts

Web-Based Clock Converts the Ticking Time into Its Hex Color

With the creation of designer James E. Murphy's clock web app, <i>What colour is it?</i>, asking for the time is now the same thing as asking for the color. His project translates the current time into its corresponding hexadecimal color code. So, noon (12:00:00) is interpreted as #120000, which is a dark …

Old School Graphic Design Inspiration: Huge, Free, Online Repository of WPA Work

America wasn't always prosperous. Eighty years ago we had plenty of people who tied their pants with a rope and pointed at airplanes in the sky.<p>So …

Graphic Design

Futuristic Office Concept in Amsterdam Doesn't Have Chairs or Desks

Upon first glance, the new conceptual office by Dutch design firm RAAAF resembles an obstacle<p>Upon first glance, the new conceptual office by Dutch design firm RAAAF resembles an obstacle course made of concrete blocks; however, the number of professionals sprawled across or leaning against these …

Artist Triggers Contagious Yawn in Times Square and Beyond

It's a simple but brilliant idea – show the face of a man yawning and you might just yawn yourself. This is the idea behind Sebastian Errazuriz's new installation in Times Square, <i>A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps</i>. Each night in January, from 11:57pm to midnight, Times Square's electronic …

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

Art

Massimo Vignelli's Signed 2012 NYC Subway Diagram

Less than one year ago, the world lost one of its most important creative minds with the passing of Massimo Vignelli. The celebrated graphic designer bestowed upon us a great number of now-iconic designs, though perhaps none more visibly lasting than his 1972 MTA New York City Transit subway map. …

Charlie Hebdo Returns With The Prophet Muhammad On Its Cover

This week’s cover of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>–the first to print since two gunmen opened fire at the satirical newspaper’s Paris offices last week, killing 12 members of its staff–features a cartoon of crying Prophet Muhammad holding a sign that reads “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”). The line has has become …

Illustrations by Violaine & Jeremy

A selection of illustrations by Violaine & Jeremy.<p>Violaine & Jeremy is a small Paris, France based creative studio specializing in illustration and …

The Impermanence Series by Seung-Hwan OH

Impermanence – Experimental photographic artworks by Seung-Hwan OH.<p>Seung-Hwan OH was born in Seoul, South Korea. After studying film and photography …

Art

Stormy Clouds Roll Like Ocean Waves Across the Sky

Earlier in July, storm chaser Alex Schueth captured a mesmerizing time-lapse of undulatus asperatus clouds rolling over Lincoln, Nebraska during a storm. The rare cloud formation, whose name means “roughened or agitated waves,” looks like a sea of dark and stormy waters churning ominously in the …

Clever "Hipster" Harness Helps Dogs Recover from Painful Hip Problems

Owners of poor little pups who suffer from hip problems such as dysplasia may eventually be able to make use of this helpful harness to assist with such debilitating conditions. Created by industrial designer Galia Weiss, the <i>Hipster</i> prototype is a colorful harness concept that was developed to …

Amazing Pixelated Portraits Made Out of Carefully Arranged Paint Swatches

At first, these pixelated artworks seem computer generated. In fact, they are actually handcrafted pieces created by San Francisco-based visual artist Peter Combe. Each work involves meticulously arranged paint swatches organized into detailed portraits.<p>In his work, the artist plays with light and …

Solomon Sans Font Family from Fontfabric

The Solomon Sans font family by Svetoslav Simov of Fontfabric.<p><b>Solomon Sans</b> was designed by Svetoslav Simov of foundry Fontfabric in 2011. It’s a …

Magazine Illustrations by Tom Haugomat

“Portrait” Magazine Illustrations.<p>French illustrator and director Tom Haugomat has created this beautiful series of magazine illustrations for the …

Graphic Design

Architizer

Court: Poland culpable for CIA secret prisons | Europe

<b>Haarlem, Netherlands -</b> On July 24, seven judges on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against Poland in a landmark case, making it the first European Union country to be held accountable for its involvement in the United States' systematic, extrajudicial detention of suspects, known as …