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DIY No Sew Holiday Pillows

You can never have too many pillows, am I right?! There’s no need to go out and spend a fortune on cute festive ones. They are really easy to make …

Crafting

New customized sewing room cutting table

<b>Materials:</b> 3 (2 x 2) Expedit Shelves, 7 Capita Legs, Wood Screws, Pressed Board 79 x 118 cm, Butcher Block 100 x 140 cm, Sand Paper, 10 L-Brackets, …

A INDUSTRIAL STYLE HOME IN PARIS | THE STYLE FILES

Virginie and Alfonso are the lucky owners of this beautiful industrial style home situated in a former button factory in Paris. They converted the …

FLY VIOLET: MY NEW FAVORITE BAG | THE STYLE FILES

The Fly Violet from Dutch bag label O My Bag is my new favorite bag! Apparently I am not the only one loving this bag as every time when I’m carrying …

Self-Imposed Deadlines Don’t Stop Procrastination. Here’s What Might.

A “soft” deadline could help, but better yet to find something meaningful in the task.<p>Mark Twain advised people never to put off until tomorrow what they can put off until the day after, and a lot of us listen. Estimates suggest that 15% to 20% of all people are chronic procrastinators, and that …

Procrastination

DIY Ruana

The Ruana is type of poncho-shawl that was very used years ago, now is coming back in style! Make your own with this full tutorial.<p>420<p>2978

The False Advertising Industry Is Here to Tell You “Natural” Foods Are A Total Sham

Advocacy group Only Organic and agency Humanaut created a satiric short film to expose how unregulated–and false–natural food labeling is. The recourse? Buy organic, of course.<p>Awareness of food product ingredients has been growing in consumers for years now. What started with nutrition labels, …

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity

If you read Ferran Adrià's explanation of his origins at elBulli, the renowned chef humbly explains that it was simply chance which determined his career. While destiny may have been the impetus for his place in the kitchen, the new exhibition at NYC's Drawing Center, "Ferran Adrià: Notes on …

Creativity

notNeutral GINO Glass Dripper

Known for their mugs and cups designed to provide optimal fluid dynamics (aka the best possible set-up for pouring and drinking coffee), the newest creation from notNeutral—a division of Rios Clementi Hale Studios—adds a brewer to their collection of coffee products. Made from hand-blown, …

Coffee

Cartier: Style and History

"Cartier: Style and History," is a unique show currently on display at the newly renovated Salon d'Honneur within Paris' Grand Palais, which tells the story of French luxury label Cartier (known as "jeweler to kings"). The exhibition includes approximately 600 pieces—most of them from the company …

Jewelry

Buy This $50 Block Of Wood To Remind You To Stop Buying So Much Stuff

The “Nothing” is meant to be an expensive and somewhat ironic reminder of our obsession with overconsumption.<p>In our endless quest for the latest gadget or bike or shoes or whatever else we crave, it’s easy to forget the fact that many of us don’t really need anything new. This simple sculpture, a …

10 Scientific Insights That Could Make You A Better Designer

Insights from fields such as behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help designers build better products. Here, Nikki Pfarr of Artefact shows how.<p>In the design world, the term “persuasive design” tends to be met with a mix of intrigue, skepticism, and occasionally repugnance. (Doesn’t …

Psychology

This Driving App Lets Mad Ones Recreate Kerouac’s “On The Road” Journey Exactly

These are boom times for stoned, couch-bound college freshman. Pretty much every movie, song, or show is but a click away, and Seamless.com has made it simple to order any type of cuisine from anywhere. Things have even improved for those with a literary bent, who prefer to flee the dorm whenever …

Study: Good Design Is Good For Business

Here at Co.Design, we’re constantly singing the praises of design-driven businesses. But “good design” can seem subjective and nebulous. Worse, it can be difficult to quantify how much design really impacts a company’s bottom line.<p>A new analysis by the Design Management Institute, a Boston-based …

Design

Roundup: 11 Inspiring Do-It-Yourself Projects With Leather

Wanting to incorporate leather into your life, but unsure how to do it? Here are 11 do-it-yourself projects using leather that range on a scale from …

Crafting

30 Renter-Friendly DIY Ideas!

Dear ABM Renters, we have heard your cries! Today we're here to share 30 projects that are great options in a rented space! Yes, it's true. Emma and …

How to Make an Ornate Framed Chalkboard

Apply Sizing<p>Use a one-inch artist brush to apply leaf sizing to entire frame. Allow to dry for approximately 30 minutes, or until sizing turns from …

Upcycled Sweater Slipper Boots

Beautiful Packaging Design Examples | Graphics Design

Packaging design and packaging printing both are primary elements to attract customer’s attention. Good quality packaging can get more attraction …

25 Examples of Big Typography in Web Design

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Sketch Collection by Marcelo Shultz

We have featured Marcelo Shultz a few times on Abduzeedo and it seems that it's becoming a trend. That's because he never ceases to inspire us with …

Typography

Potipoti

Designing unique apparel that appeals to both the home crowd and international shoppers is easier said than done. But when two artists—Nando Cornejo and Silvia Salvador—decided to transfer their ideas from the canvas to a new medium of knits and silk, they hit the sweet spot between à la mode and …

Winter Fashion

Type creates a series of glasses inspired by typography - The Fox Is Black

As a bespectacled type nerd, I am going absolutely gaga over Type’s new Garamond and Helvetica inspired glasses. Maybe I am geeking out a little too …

Unhappy? Move Near A Park

Living in the concrete jungle isn’t always good for our mental health. Research has shown that city dwellers are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders than people who weren’t born and raised in an urban environment. The type of neighborhood you live in may mitigate how the city affects …

Mental Health

Nifty Device Can Turn Broom Handles Into Lamps

Early Disney fans will remember the scene in <i>Fantasia</i> where the brooms start to multiply and take over, nearly trampling the magician’s assistant with their anthropomorphic legs. The Fantasia lamps, from Italian design studio MID, aren’t nearly as menacing. But they do possess some Disney magic in …

Light Bulbs

Why We Love Top 10 Lists

Psychologists have discovered a “top-10 effect,” where people lump things into round-number groups and view everything else as inferior. The lesson? Never, ever be 11th.<p>People naturally partition the world into round numbers. We say it takes 30 minutes to get to work and ask where we see ourselves …

Top 10