Joshua Twaddle

526 Flips | 25 Magazines | 6 Likes | 16 Following | 6 Followers | @joshuatwaddle | Designer, documentary maker, photographer based in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Illustration Teardowns: Background Details

We’ve looked at the big picture in Layouts, and purposeful details in Focal Point. Let’s discuss adding details that don’t get in the way or detract …

Graphic Design

UX Design Research: An Approach to Researching Color

I don’t know about you, but almost everything I’ve learned for my job I’ve learned from Google. Other than attending conferences, participating in …

UX Design

Tips for Better Photo Editing Consistency

Consistent photo editing can be a huge factor in ensuring that your brand is cohesive. Knowing how to achieve consistency on a regular basis is a …

Tutorials

This New Zealand Architect Created a House That Looks Like a Tiny Village

An Auckland architect switches up the formula on the Victorian villas that populate his neighborhood.<p>Grey Lynn, an inner-city suburb in Auckland, New Zealand, is known for its steep terrain, tree-shaded streets, and late-19th-century timber villas, often clustered in groups of three or more by the …

Architecture

This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author

The newest model from New Frontier Tiny Homes was designed for bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and is now available for $125,000.<p>When acclaimed German children's author Cornelia Funke, best known for the <i>Inkheart</i> trilogy, first contacted David Latimer of Nashville–based New Frontier Tiny Homes, …

Dining Rooms

How to predict a good sunrise or sunset so you can brag about it on social media

It is nature's nightly show — the first hints of pink that creep across the sky and develop into a riot of deepest oranges and reds if you are …

Landscape Photography

20+ Websites for Incredible Free Stock Photos

Whether you're a blogger looking for the perfect photo to accompany your article or a designer in need of an image for a new T-shirt, there are innumerable reasons that free images come in handy. But, as you're searching for <b>stock photography</b>, it's important to know the right places to do so in …

Web Design

Prim's garden

The smaller of the two pou carved by Waiheke sculptor Chris Bailey stands guard above a bed of Philodendron ‘Xanadu’.

How To Make Killer Wide-Angle Landscapes | Sony

I still remember getting my first 16-35mm lens on a full- frame camera. It was like a whole new world of possibilities had been opened up for me. I …

Landscape Photography

The Golf Course House

Connewarre, Victoria, Australia<p>Located in the 13th Beach Golf Course Estate in Connewarre, this split-level home provides stunning southward views towards the sand dunes across the 14th Fairway from both the living area and master suite. The house wraps around an east facing courtyard with views to …

Architecture

This Macronutrient Cheat Sheet Is Key to Helping You Lose Weight

Counting carbs and calories unfortunately doesn't always equal weight-loss success, and that's because it's all about the <i>quality</i> of the foods you're consuming. Tracking your macros (protein, fat, and carbs) instead may actually be key. Macronutrients are what make up the caloric content of what you …

Nutrition

Update Your WordPress Website with These 4 Plugins

Give Your WordPress Website a Fresh Update with These PluginsPerforming regular updates on your WordPress website will keep it running smoothly, and …

Web Design

10 YouTube Channels For UX Design Tips & Tutorials

The world of interface design has gradually shifted from a design focus to a user focus. This means designers now care more about <b>the experience</b> …

UX Design

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or Android device. The goal is to get coders proficient in …

A Landscape Shooter’s Guide to Back Button Focus and Hyperfocal Distance

Want to learn how to shoot tack-sharp landscape photos? Photographer Dave Morrow made this solid 27-minute guide that teaches his personal focusing …

Landscape Photography

Music Discovery for Internet Nerds

<b>7 hacks to find hidden gems</b><p>Let me tell you how I feel about music. <b>I LOVE IT.</b> I like to say “my heartbeat has a bassline” because literally it’s what moves me. Music is my motivator, my consoler, my memory maker, and my biggest passion outside of my family, words and work. Did I mention how much I …

Village of Geodesic Domes Offers a Tech-Free Getaway in Rural Patagonia

Looking for an escape? If you’re trying to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the EcoCamp Patagonia is an idyllic getaway that allows you to fully disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. Located in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park, the secluded paradise boasts …

This Wood-Clad Home Is Built Into a Serene Mountain Slope

Nestled into the mountainous terrain of Shefford, Québec, this simply constructed residence is elegant and strong in expression.<p>Designed by Montreal–based Atelier General Architecture, The Rock derives from the concept of landscape and dwelling as one.<p>That said, this dark, wood clad home is …

Architecture

Stunning Photos Capture One Man’s 40-Day Trip Across New Zealand

German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer's paradise.<p>Wenzel's voyage …

Japanese Illustrator Creates Beautiful Handbook of the Birds You’ll Find in Tokyo

Commissioned by Tokyo Midtown—an art and design-focused urban district in the heart of Japan’s capital city—illustrator Ryo Takemasa created an illustrated “handbook” of Tokyo’s most common Japanese birds. Made in collaboration with graphic design studio Tawarasha, the pamphlet features 25 …

Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines

Systems are becoming more integrated and able to relay back qualitative, and more often quantitative, data at various degrees of frequency and …

Data Visualization

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

Landscape Photography

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

In Five Words, Designer Sums Up The Evolution Of World’s Leading Tech Logos

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Old Google logo (top left) via Wikimedia Commons, new Google logo (top right) via Wikimedia Commons, old Spotify logo …

Samsung announces a whopping 30TB SSD

Samsung today announced it has begun mass production of the world’s largest solid state drive (SSD). While unassuming in its 2.5 inch form factor, this drive packs a whopping 30.72 terabytes and leverages Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology.<p>Called the PM1643, the drive combines 32 new 1TB NAND flash …

How to promote your illustration business

When you start a career in illustration, it's important to develop a striking portfolio, but it's also equally important to shout about it.<p>Every art …

Graphic Design

Check Out These Pro Tips For Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms

Four designers spill their secrets for smart kitchen and bathroom design.<p>From the all-important touch test to the importance of lighting, the expert advice below is a great place to start when you're designing a kitchen or bathroom.<p>Think of the Big Picture First<p><b>Andrea Michaelson /</b> <i>Andrea Michaelson</i> …

Interior Design

Blipblox could be 'my first synth' for kids big and small

This is hardly the first synthesizer for kids that we've seen, but the Blipblox device debuting at NAMM 2018 adds a familiar toy-like design and plastic casing. According to its maker, it combines "professional features" like a MIDI input, audio out, unique oscillator modulation schemes and LED …

You’d Never Guess This Japanese-Style Home in Tiburon Is a Kit House

More Japanese minka than Sears Roebuck, a kit home in the Bay Area—complete with a meditation room—provides the right bones for a renovation.<p>When Darla Anderson and Kori Rae came across a property for sale in Tiburon, a secluded town just north of San Francisco, they were enthralled by its …

Architecture