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Kyoto Just Made an Etiquette Guide for Clueless Travelers

It’s no secret that Japan, also known as the ‘most polite nation on Earth’, do things a little differently to a lot of other Westernized …

Chinese Sesame Chicken With Garlic and Chili Paste Recipe

Sesame chicken is a very popular restaurant dish. The sauce recipe was posted by Reykjaviky. (Guide notes: You may want to increase the vinegar or …

The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins

The pioneering designer created dozens of fonts, only a few of which are still around today.<p>The pioneering designer William Addison Dwiggins had a …

5 things I learned at Design Leadership Camp

Student and teacher<br>A few weeks ago, in the middle of the scenic Colorado desert in the tiny town of Gateway, I was privileged to be in the company of …

Design

Hokusai: the Great Wave that swept the world

He called himself Old Man Crazy To Paint and made his best work in his 70s. As his dragons, deities, poets and wrestlers go on show, we look at the obsessions of the poster-boy for Japanese art<p>Had Katsushika Hokusai died when he was struck by lightning at the age of 50 in 1810, he would be …

Art

Paul Rand’s IBM Graphic Standards Manual to be reissued

IBM’s Graphic Standards Manual originally designed by Paul Rand is to be reissued as a book by Empire editions. The not-for-profit publishing house …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone should know before exiting young …

Self-improvement

200+ Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

How to create effective brand guidelines

We’ve already explored how to master colour theory, understand shape psychology and choose the right typography for your logo design, as well as how …

Seven routes from designer to Creative Director

In the creative business, moving ‘up the ranks’ from the role of designer to creative director is a common aspiration. But, it’s not always as easy …

Creativity

6 Inspiring Design Documentaries

You're reading 6 Inspiring Design Documentaries, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Design

5 Signs Indicating That You are Becoming a Positive-Minded Person

Whoever says that being positive is easy is trying to sell you some unrealistic dream. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that life is phenomenal, but I …

How to Design a Meeting That Doesn't Suck

<i>Whatever excites you, excites us.</i> Pick a topic that combines digital with another craft, discipline, concept, or anything else that you’re passionate …

UX Design

The Books Every Designer Must Read

What books have influenced you most as a designer? Lay out all of the classics here<p>Today's topic is a common but important one: what's one of the …

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

Meditation

31 Reasons Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions Are the Holy Flavor Trinity

This combo makes everything better, except maybe ice cream. That would be weird.<p><b>Is there a more foolproof trio of ingredients</b> than garlic, ginger, and scallions? Hard to think of any. This holy trinity of Cantonese cooking provides a fragrant base for any good stir-fry, but it's also versatile …

Cooking

4 Detox Water Recipes to Help You De-Bloat

When used in the context of your diet, the words <i>cleanse</i> and <i>detox</i> are quite controversial. This is mostly because some commercial cleanses and "detox" …

Graphic Design Tutorial: Typography Design & Art Direction [VIDEO]

Nailing the nuances and rhythm of typography design is one of the most difficult things any designer will do.If you’re nuts about graphic design, …

Graphic Design

Japan In The 1980s

Arseniy Chebynkin is a freelance artist from Russia. If you’re wondering what the street/bedroom art in this post is for, it’s for an upcoming game …

Chickpea Curry (Chhole)

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Curries

These anatomical drawings on old book pages are so gorgeous, you're going to want to wallpaper your room in them

Is there anything more exciting than a beautiful book? Let’s be real: There is something about a super old book that manages to take us back in time …

This Three-In-One Magic Cake Will Blow Your Mind

Magic cake has actually been around for years, but we've been noticing these miraculous recipes that transform one easy-to-make batter into three …

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An Iconic Graphic Designer on His Process

The influential Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens is most strongly associated with typography: He even developed his home country’s gold-standard master’s degree program focusing on the discipline. But Martens isn’t just a serifs-and-kerning guy: He works across video, installation and …

Graphic Design

10 Success lessons from JK Rowling – “Billionaire Author” for entrepreneurs

Share58<p>Tweet<p>Share40<p>+15<p>Shares 103<p>British author JK Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual …

Motivation

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Yoshiaki Mochizuki – Japanese Artist

Eyes on Japan-born, New York City based artist Yoshiaki Mochizuki.<p>Born in 1961 in Tokyo, Japan, Yoshiaki Mochizuki is an artist who likes to work …

Art

A Billionaire Buddhist Priest and His Disciple Want to Fix Tokyo's Hotel Shortage

The Buddhist approach to doing business is yielding results in Japan again.<p>Tomoaki Horiguchi runs a small real estate company in Tokyo whose stock …

Traditional Indian Architecture Meets Contemporary Office Space in This Naturally-Lit Design by Studio Symbiosis

Studio Symbiosis Architects is amidst the construction process for <i>Punjab Kesari Headquarters</i>, an 18,000 square meter office space in Delhi NCR, India.<p>…