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Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Panama Canal

Smiley Golden Retriever With No Eyes Brings Comfort to Mentally Ill and Disabled

Born without eyes, Smiley the golden retriever had a rough start in life. Though he's now the ripe old age of 10, he spent his first few years in a puppy mill and when Joanne his owner adopted him, she had to have his eyes sewn shut because his eyelids had turned into the empty sockets and were …

These Amazing Instagram Photos Of Finland Will Make You Appreciate Winter

We have decided that we want to spend our next vacation staring at the stars and taking in the snow in Finland. Yes, that's right, we actually <i>want</i> to spend some time in the snow.<p>Once we saw Mikko Lagerstedt's Instagram photos of Finland, we were truly taken aback. The Finland-based photographer …

Stunning Puddle Reflections Add Magic to Everyday Scenes

Among the city streets and large stone buildings, photographer Daniel Antunes captures glimpses of a world turned topsy-turvy. The Lisbon-based creative has a knack for finding puddles of water that cast brilliant reflections of the surrounding cityscape. Historical monuments, a scooter driver, and …

A Casual Review of the Fujifilm X100T

For the last 21 days I have been in Japan putting Fujifilm’s new X100T through its paces.<p>This review will not cover every technical aspect of the …

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Photography

10 Tips For Success In The 1099 Economy

The classic 20th-century ideal of employment — one full-time job for every worker — is dying. That Uber driver who just shuttled you to your next appointment might spend some part of his week developing new clothes to sell in his Etsy shop, and the rest of his time offering his copy-editing …

Entrepreneurship

6 tips for using grids in logo design

Logo grid systems, construction guides and circles can be very powerful techniques for creating a logo design in 2015.<p>A logo grid is a geometric …

Amperian – Art Direction, Branding, and Graphic Design by BÜRO UFHO

Art direction, branding, and graphic design by BÜRO UFHO for wedding services provider, Amperian.<p>Singapore based BÜRO UFHO was entrusted with the art …

45 Free Retro and Vintage Fonts

The vintage and retro inspired style is popular for web design as well as for other types of graphic design. Font choices are important if you’re …

30 Exquisite Examples of Black and Gold Business Cards

Black and gold. A color combination for the ages. It hearkens back to that most elemental; most human search for the warm glow of shining ore against …

Art Deco and Modern Branding Design

Modern Branding Design for Pleno by Futura

Art Deco

6 Things You Think You Need to Start a Business--but Really Don't | Inc.com

What does it take to start a successful business? It's not what you think. All the advice you've learned from experts, books, magazines, and websites like this one might be completely wrong.<p>At least that's the view from Brian D. Evans, and he seems like he should know. He's a serial entrepreneur …

Social Media

17 Adorable Animals Who've Mastered the Art of Stretching

Warning: These photos may make you want to nap. Take a deep breath…now stretch! Today let's take a look at animals who've mastered the art of stretching. Whether they're just taking a nice pause in their day or reaching for that piece of food in the tree, these animals look absolutely adorable with …

Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a …

Hotel Design Inspired by a Cross-Sectioned Amethyst Geode

Amethyst, a beautiful precious gemstone, is the inspiration behind NL Architects' proposed chain of hotels. But, their unconventional design does more than just reference the color. It makes the structure appear as if it's the jewel itself. The Amsterdam-based designers created the illusion by …

Your Elevator Pitch Needs an Elevator Pitch

Ah, the elevator pitch. A favorite tool of the networking masses. A rite of passage of sorts. You’ve heard the scenario: you step into an elevator and go up one floor. The elevator doors open and in walks the client of your dreams. They start some small talk and ask, “What do you do?” and you’ve …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph

Stunning Photos of a Man Awestruck by Nature by Chris Burkard

Whether he's shooting Half Dome at Yosemite National Park or Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland, photographer Chris Burkard always finds a way to make us step back and appreciate the awe-struck beauty of the world. According to Slate, Burkard's recent trip to Iceland had him carrying a Lytro Illum, a …

The Best of 2014: The Top 13 Series on Television (And Elsewhere)

How good a year was 2014? So good that a top 10 wouldn’t fully do justice to the level of excellence in series television (and elsewhere). So here, without further ado, the top 13 series of the year.<p><b>13. American Horror Story:</b> Analogies time: <i>The Soprano</i>s is to <i>Oz</i> as <i>True Detective</i> is to…<i>American</i> …

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Artist Saves Forgotten Paintings by Adding His Own Hilarious Touch

Artist David Irvine takes existing, unwanted paintings and gives them a second life thanks to his hilarious additions. He calls this <i>Re-Directed Art</i>, and the originals are works that he’s located at thrift stores, yard sales, or even taken from a street curb. Irvine then paints pop culture icons …

Art

Dot-Com Survivor BuildDirect Bets The House To Battle Lowe's and Home Depot

Jeff Booth is struggling for breath. Sweating through his beer league hockey T-shirt, he’s gasping for air to talk about his company as we make our way up the Grind, a grueling 2-mile hike up Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain.<p>It’s the second time in ten years that Booth, 45, has done the climb–a local …

Frank Gehry Is Right: 98% Of Architecture Today 'Has No Respect For Humanity'

At a press conference in Spain a few weeks ago, a journalist asked world-famous architect Frank Gehry what he would say to critics who accuse him “of practicing showy architecture.” Gehry, who was in town to receive a prestigious Princess of Asturias Award, responded by extending his middle finger. …

Why Home-Cooked Food Never Tastes Like Restaurant Food

When we set out to cook a meal, be it for our family or a romantic evening for two, we always have a vision in our minds of what we want the finished product to look and taste like. That vision usually closely resembles what you might find at a restaurant, with elegant plating, refined flavors, and …

Funny Business: Funny Portraits of Funny People Being Ridiculous at Home

There’s something almost intimate about the comedian portraits in Seth Olenick‘s new photo book <i>Funny Business</i>.<p>Not intimate in a candid moment sort of …

U.S. Hardware Startup Misfit Closes $40 Million Series C With Xiaomi

Will wearable technology take off in China? Xiaomi clearly thinks so.<p>After launching its own ultra-cheap, $13 fitness wristband just months ago, China’s largest smartphone company Xiaomi has invested in Misfit Wearables, a California-based wearable technology company that has designed the …

FKA Twigs: ‘I’m appealing to people who want something different’

Known to her friends and colleagues as Twigs, and successfully introduced to a favourable public this year as FKA Twigs (“Formerly Known As”, the result of a wrangle with another artist who’d bagged the name), Tahliah Barnett spends her days pivoting between professional identities.<p>The 26-year-old …

Maybe it’s time to rewire and unplug the next generation

A decade has passed since BlackBerry led the transformation of mobile phones into e-mail and Internet access devices. By the end of 2014, more than 1.7 billion of global mobile phone users – some 40 per cent – will own smartphones.<p>In that breathtakingly brief period, the smartphone has transformed …

Eight Innovative Industries China Does Better Than Anywhere Else

China has long been known as the factory to the world, and with good reason. In 2011, for example, it manufactured 90% of all the personal computers produced globally that year, as well as 80% of the air conditioners, 74% of the solar cells, and 70% of the mobile phones.<p>Like a factory, China has a …