Michael Johnson

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DIY Concrete Vanity

When I was designing the studio bathroom, I wanted to create a few interesting elements for the space. Originally, I was going to use an old dresser …

America, It's Been a Privilege

You really can buy anything in America in 2015 -- even things you would never guess in a million years that someone wanted to buy. Who knew, before this weekend, that if you donate enough money, you can even become a quasi-cop and go chasing down criminals and assorted poor people in your spare …

Middle-class

Hyperrealistic Paintings of Women with a Surreal Twist by Marco Grassi

Albinea, Italy-based artist Marco Grassi paints incredibly hyperrealistic portraits that venture into the realm of the surreal with unconventional twists on beauty. While his subjects are primarily young women in traditional studio settings, each portrait strays from the familiar thanks to unusual …

Art

Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Team ‘green energy’ recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is …

One-Pot Paleo Recipes That Are Equal Parts Simple And Delicious

Adhering to any diet can be a challenge, especially when that diet restricts the kinds of foods you're used to eating daily. No dairy, no grains, no processed sugar. Those are the key rules of the Paleo Diet, a meal plan structured around the supposed diet of our caveman ancestors.<p>The Paleo Diet …

The 10 Worst Airline Fees To Ever Exist

Between the cramped seats and unappetizing food most travelers are doomed to in economy class, plane travel can already be pretty unpleasant. That unpleasantness is only compounded by the airline fees that keep climbing year after year, adding unexpected expenses on top of already pricey tickets. …

Daily Inspiration #2038

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Wallpaper of the Week by Yuri Krasnoshek

The wallpaper of this week is a really cool vector image created by Yuri Krasnoshek, and graphic designer from Limassol, Cyprus. For more information …

Malware protection for older Macs

10.6 (Snow Leopard) is a fantastic version of the Mac operating system that many users are still quite happy with. And if you're happy with it, why …

Check out this incredibly cool GIF of Apple’s website in 1997

Apple has come a long way since the dark days of the mid-’90s, when it very nearly went bankrupt. And if you want to see just how far Apple has come, …

Apple is only letting its best employees sell the $10,000 Apple Watch in stores

But Apple's sales techniques for its high-end Apple Watch Edition, which starts at $10,000, will be different from how it sells the Sport version ($350) and standard watch ($550).<p>Apple is only letting its most expensive employees that have the most experience sell its high-end watch, which can cost …

Tag Heuer & Google fire opening salvo at Apple Watch at Swiss watch conference

With the Swiss watch conference, Baselworld, underway this morning, we’re expecting to find out how traditional watchmakers are going to respond to the Apple Watch. Tag Heuer is first in line, announcing a smartwatch version of one of its best-selling models, the Carrera, in partnership with Google …

Smartwatches

Embracing the Wild World of Wearables

A look at what's ahead for design when the worlds of technology, fashion and wellness collide.<p>There’s something about the current design buzzword, …

The "Mountain Mural" Bedroom Makeover

<b>Makeover by:</b> Pam Lostracco, owner of Pam Lostracco Custom Designed Murals <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto, Canada<p>Last spring, I started envisioning how my artwork …

Murals

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

San Francisco

Tech Specs: Thomas Murray, Senior Industrial Designer at Bresslergroup

<i>This is the first of our ten Tech Specs interviews. Read the series introduction here.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Thomas Murray<p><b>Job title:</b> Senior Industrial Designer at …

Indian smartphone maker is serious about banning iPhone brand name

After China, India is the next big frontier for Apple: with a massive 1.2 billion citizens, and an impressively growing smartphone market that is far from saturated.<p>So far Apple has had great success in the country, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have sold roughly twice the volume of previous …

iPhone

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

Green Living

Why I'm Not Raising a 'Good Girl'

My daughter cut her finger on a "shatterproof" water bottle at school. I got the call late mid-afternoon. There's something about the school's phone number popping up onto my screen that makes me move and talk and be just a little bit faster, a little more hurried, a little less me. She had eaten …

A Brewing Problem

What's the healthiest way to keep everyone caffeinated?<p>“I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough …

Open Inspections

Reading Time:<p>7 minutes<p>Published:<p>28 September 2017<p>Open Inspections<p>Dangerous, Restrictive, Inconvenient, Impersonal and Frustrating<p><b>Opening your home</b> …

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting …

DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

I’ve been shopping around for a patio table but just couldn’t seem to find the perfect one. When you can’t find one, make one! As promised I’m back …

Home Depot

Galaxy Alpha's Death Will Inspire Samsung To Design A Better Smartphone

Launched in August 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was an interesting play by Samsung. Rather than specifications, the emphasis on the Alpha was placed on style and form rather than function and capability. With reports coming in that the Alpha’s production run is coming to an end, the handset has …

Electronics Industry

A Designey B.A.C. Indicator: The Breeze Breathometer

Tonight is New Year's Eve, meaning a bunch of folks are going to get pulled over for DUI's. Some of the offenders will be blind-drunk, their judgment …

12 Bathroom Design Ideas Expected To Be Big In 2015

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>If you’ve been thinking about giving your bathroom an overhaul but aren’t sure how, one way to start is to look to the latest design trends for inspiration. We’ve made it our mission to find out what design ideas are expected to make a splash in 2015 to help make …

Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8

Apple's caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the company over. In a legal complaint filed yesterday in …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

DIY | Wooden Base Desk Lamp

14 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately I have been working on creating a work space in my apartment that is inspiring and …

DIY Midcentury-Style Plant Stand

Hey, it's Mandi! You guys, this project is so easy I almost feel like I shouldn't be calling it a project. It's a pretty simple concept that's not …