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A 2017 Logo Trends Report That Uses Real-Life Brand Marks As Examples

<i>Simple Overlays: “This trend relies on two elements creating the purest of intersections with a formula of one plus one equals new.”</i><p><b>It is always</b> …

Graphic Design

Quick Tip: Composition for Beginners

Improving your composition can bring balance and personality to your photography, simultaneously enabling you to produce more appealing images. And …

Landscape Photography

10 great examples of web design portfolios for 2017

If you want to get the job or freelance gig you’re looking for, your portfolio needs to impress. And web designers have a tougher time than other …

Graphic Design

10 rules for making user-friendly web forms

Despite the evolution of human-computer interaction, forms still remain one of the most important types of interaction for users. People who use your …

Web Development

Uwe Kostrewa’s (barely legal) Kawasaki W650 tracker

It’s that time of the year again, when thousands of riders and bikes descend on the bustling French resort town of Biarritz for the Wheels & Waves festival. One of those bikes will be this fresh-looking Kawasaki W650—and it’s a perfect match for the moto-meets-surf vibe.<p>Builder Uwe Kostrewa is …

Guns In Your Favorite Movie Scenes Have Been Replaced By Selfie Sticks

Some directors like to rewrite the history of guns in their films. George Lucas went back to <i>Star Wars</i> in 1997 and made it so Greedo shot at Han Solo first, justifying Solo’s kill shot. Then, Steven Spielberg rejiggered E.T. so that police officers were holding walkie talkies instead of rifles. Fans …

Movies

Backyard Offices | By Inoutside

Inoutside is an Australian company that specializes in pre-fabricated backyard offices. The way we work nowadays is changing, with more people …

Get Some Real Sleep, With This White-Noise-Generating Nighttime Earplug

There are now so many devices that track our sleep and help us get a better night’s rest, but they often take a lot of commitment or offer dubious results. Now one of the most low-tech pieces of gear–the earplug–is getting a “smart” makeover that actually seems to make a lot of sense.<p>The Hush …

Sleep

This is What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Help Edit Your Vacation Photo

Be careful when asking the Internet to Photoshop a photo for you. The results may be unexpected and you could find yourself turned into the latest …

mode:lina Warms Up This Concrete Home with Natural Elements

mode:lina designed the Urban Forester House in Poznań, Poland after taking on the project when it was just a newly built, raw home. They loved all of …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Airstream trailers may have emerged in the 1930s and become iconic of the 1950s, but today, owners and designers are revamping...<p>Jospeh Eichler's post-World War II tract homes have had an astounding impact on modern architecture as we know it today.<p>The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the …

Architecture

Articles about transformative attic renovation montreal on Dwell.com - Dwell

Removing a sloping ceiling adds five feet of headroom to this brightened live-work space.<p>In the city's Villeray neighborhood, a cramped structure is recast as an open work-play space for a young family.<p>In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible family gathering spot.<p>A …

Architecture

A NYC Loft with a Ship Ladder Staircase

General Assembly handled the renovation of this New York City loft located in a Cast Iron building that was built in 1868. The Greenwich Village …

Architizer

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Modern Architecture

An Old Duplex Becomes a Single Family Home in Montreal

la SHED architecture was hired to do a major renovation on the De Gaspé House, located in the Villeray district of Montreal, Canada, to bring an old …

Motor Skijoring: Like Skiing, but with Vintage Porsche Racecars

<i>Skijoring</i> is Norwegian for "ski driving," and it refers to a sport where a rider on skis is pulled by a horse, a team of dogs, or even a motor …

How Top Designers Tell Clients That Their Taste Sucks

Paula Scher, Sagi Haviv, Jessica Walsh, and others reveal how they handle their worst clients.<p>Sometimes, you have to agree to disagree. But what do you do with clients who just fundamentally have terrible taste in design? They’re paying the bills, creating a problem that almost every designer has …

Hush Smart Earplugs

Hush are the World´s first smart earplugs, they block out all the noise while still letting you be woken up by the things that matter most. Today´s …

Anda: An Inflatable Chair by Tehila Guy

There’s been a time or two that blowup furniture has hit the market with a bang but for the most part, you were hovering so close to the ground while …

Aldo Bakker exhibits new designs at Galerie Vivid Rotterdam

A solo exhibition of Dutch designer Aldo Bakker's sculptural furniture, including a minimal swing and a number of more ambiguous objects, is on …

This Website Shows You What You Might Look Like in 20(-ish) Years

As (presumably) living, breathing humans, we can't not spend exorbitant amounts of time wondering about the future. Will I have kids? Will I be dead? …

Worn by Samuel Wilkinson for Casamania

London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson is no stranger to our site and he’s back with a new seating collection called Worn for Casamania. The …

The Human Hamster Wheel Standing Desk Treadmill

We previously covered industrial designer Robb Godshaw's work here and here, and now the self-described "interactive artist, tinkerer and designer" …

Photographer Thomas Herbrich Took 100,000 Smoke Plume Photos Looking for Unexpected Shapes | Colossal

<p>Over the last three months photographer Thomas Herbrich snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anamalies and …

Halfbike

Halfbike is an innovative transportation tricycle, designed for short commuting trips and for leisure or fitness purposes. According to the creators, …

10 free online storage services to claim your space in the cloud

It’s so easy to generate a mountain of digital files nowadays. We take more photos than ever, shoot hours of video, and love to share. Cloud storage …

Apps

Malmö: Cutlery with a Twist

Portuguese designer Miguel Soeiro takes ordinary flatware, and quite literally, adds a simple twist. Designed for Herdmar, Malmö has clean, fluid …

‘It’s like surfing asphalt.’ Polaris teases its radical 3-wheeled Slingshot

What exactly does it mean to “surf asphalt?”<p>We’ll find out on July 27, when American motorcycle and ATV manufacturer Polaris debuts the tail-happy …

Fast & Furious

Normal uses 3D printing to bring custom earphones to the masses

The brave new world of 3D printing is still in its infancy, but we’re already starting to see the possibilities of the burgeoning technology take …

Headphones