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Starbucks Chalkboard Roast Guide Mural by Jaymie McAmmond

Starbucks Roast Guide Mural.<p>Wow look at this! I really love those typographic artworks. Jaymie McAmmond, a graphic designer and illustrator from …

Graphic Design

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Wine Label Design by Simon Frouws

I always love to analyze the labels on wine bottles, it's an amazing source of inspiration and references. Simon Frouws Design is an award-winning …

City Neon Typography Illustrations by ILOVEDUST

New York City and Las Vegas – Neon Typography Artworks.<p>The creative guys of ILOVEDUST share their love to two amazing cities with these stunning neon …

New York City

How to teach … photography

The Guardian Teacher Network this week has all the resources you need to get your students taking great photographs<p>Students of all ages are fascinated by taking photos – and, now photography has gone digital, it is easy and cheap to get your students snapping. The Guardian Teacher Network has …

Are Oreos really as addictive as cocaine?

No. No, they're not.<p>It seems like everything can make us addicted these days. Our iPhones. The internet. Oreos. But just because something is pleasurable and causes a relevant reward area of your brain to light up does not mean that it is addictive.<p>An addiction is like a compulsion, where you …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Nexus 5 images leaked on Google Play

Images of Google's rumoured Nexus 5 smartphone have appeared on the official Play store in the United States with a price tag of $349 (£215).<p>The listing was quickly removed, but a screen shot captured by Android Police hints at how Google's new mobile operating system Android KitKat will look.<p>In …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

How to Sharpen Image Edges in Photoshop

Here's How to Sharpen Image Edges in Photoshop. Once you have finished processing your image in Photoshop, flatten the image to a single layer or …

Tutorials

Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic …

3 Tips for Creating Dramatic Images using Motion

3 tips on how to use motion in your photography to create dramatic and stunning images including: panning, zooming and long exposures.

25 Shadow Images to Inspire You

Today as I was pulling together some images for this weekend’s photo challenge (on the them of ‘Shadows’ – I’ll officially launch it later today) I …

Digital Photography

Waterfall Photography Tips and Techniques

Waterfalls seem to grab the hearts and minds of people. Go to any location that has one or more waterfalls and it is pretty much a guarantee that …

Landscape Photography

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the …

Black Holes

5 Awesome Photos Of Wild Animals In Action

Winners from the Zoological Society of London's Animal Photography Prize 2013.<p>Can the world ever have too many beautifully composed photographs of wildlife? Only correct answer: never ever. So without further ado, here are the winning images from the Zoological Society of London's second annual …

Happy 5th birthday, Android!

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the first commercially-available Android handset, the HTC G1. With how quickly the pace of Android …

Android News

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

Landscape Photography

Top Portrait Photography Trends for 2013

Portrait photography stands out from other professions because it encompasses many different niche specialties, including families, babies, seniors, …

Microsoft reveals Surface 2 tablet line

Microsoft today announced updated versions of its Surface tablet line. The $450 Surface RT 2 and $900 Surface Pro 2 will be available at retailers starting on October 22.<p>As detailed by GameSpot sister site CNET, the updated Surface RT features a slimmer body, a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and …

Gear & Gadgets