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Emotions That Fuel Creativity

Creative moments are often hit or miss; they’ll happen when you least expect them or disappear when you need them most. But according to Harvard Business Review, there are ways to set yourself up to take full advantage of your creative capacity. By living life passionately and experiencing an array …

Modern Glasses Purpose-Designed For Beer Drinking

Serious wine drinkers have dozens of specially shaped glasses to choose from, each promising to tease out subtle flavors and aromas. As craft beer connoisseurship continues to build, so does demand for glasses that do the same. Brewers have even gotten into the game and now the Santa Monica–based …

Santa Monica

Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps

In an intriguing blend of cartography and illustration, UK artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvases for stunning ink and pencil portraits. Faces are fragmented by contours that not only delineate borders, roads, and geographical features, but also bear a striking resemblance to veins and the …

13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day

Countless women have contributed to the world in a unique and artistic fashion. August 26th–Women's Equality Day–serves as the perfect time to celebrate these inspiring individuals. In honor of the talented women we admire, we've compiled a list of our recent favorites. These are the female …

Eggshell Art Features Recreations of World-Renowned Paintings

Turkish artist Sreyya Noyan expertly transforms eggs by carefully cracking a window into them, removing the egg, and painting recreations of world-renowned works of art on the inside of the shells. Using precise detail brushes, drawing pens, and an incredible amount of care, Noyan is able to …

Begum and Bike Ayaskan's Growth plant pot expands with its occupant

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> Royal College of Art graduates Begum and Bike Ayaskan have designed a plant pot with a complex origami form, which enables it to …

Origami

Whimsical Miniature Worlds Created Every Day for a 365-Day Calendar

Artist Tatsuya Tanaka creates intricate miniature worlds that are equal parts thoughtful, detailed, and whimsical. On a daily basis, the Japanese artist works on his Miniature Calendar project by utilizing everyday objects, handmade tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. With these …

Useful Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheets For Photoshop And Lightroom

The Frequency of English Words: Bubbled (Part 1)

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

As we’ve mentioned before, Wes Anderson’s meticulous attention to detail, dollhouse-like set design, and fondness for centering make for some of the most easy-on-the-eyes movies. Even Anderson’s work didn’t make the cut, however, in a new video essay on the most beautiful films of all time.<p>The …

San Francisco's 'Parklets' Transform Sidewalks into Parks

How simple design interventions can revive a city's streetscape<p>The High Line underscored a simple truth that permeates every city: good public space …

Urban Design

Stunning Body Paintings Glow under Black Lights

Artist John Poppleton continues to utilize the human body as a canvas when painting stunning landscapes that glow under black lights. From summery African savannas to energetic lightning storms, the body painter has the ability to capture various mesmerizing scenes on the curves of the human …

Cracked Log Lamps by Duncan Meerding | Colossal

<p>Tasmania-based furniture and lighting designer Duncan Meerding highlights the naturally occuring cracks in sustainably sourced logs by inserting …

Furniture

Life-Size Figurative Sculptures Across the British Coast Link Human Identity with Nature

To mark the Landmark Trust's 50th anniversary, renowned artist Antony Gormley has installed a series of five life-sized, iron sculptures cast in the shape of abstract human figures around the British Isles. Each sculpture stands at a specially selected Landmark Trust site overlooking a body of …

11 Crazy Cool Luxury Hotels That Will Give You Insane Wanderlust

Ever wanted to sleep in a tree house? What about an igloo? It’s pretty clear that travel these days can get a bit monotonous — land, arrive at hotel, unpack, go to the beach, eat at said hotel, sleep and repeat. That’s why we’ve rounded up some extravagant travel accommodations that will scare, …

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

Articles about can neglected urban waterways los angeles river become thriving greenways on Dwell.com - Dwell

With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.<p>An ambitious, year-long civic engagement project wants Angelenos to play along their waterway.<p>For the bathroom inside a renovated Hollywood bungalow, architect Noah …

Articles about forget what you know about group homes green retreat paris work art on Dwell.com - Dwell

Even in a place attuned to two-wheeled traffic, it was a rare sight one evening last fall to witness a bicycle convoy ferrying a...<p>You’ve heard the term thrown around, but what does it actually mean, and where in the world is...<p>A forward-thinking group home in the 20th arrondissement channels a …

Floating Observation Dome Gives Koi Fish a Scenic View of the Outside World

Koi Fish swim gracefully underwater but, unfortunately for them, their view of the outside world is just out of reach. The Floating Fish Dome by Dutch company Velda solves this issue and allows the privileged fish to swim a bit higher than the pond's surface. The fish are especially enticed to …

Adobe Photoshop Vintage Text Effects

10 high-quality vintage text effects based on Adobe Photoshop Smart Objects.<p>This pack is equipped with 10 Adobe Photoshop files (PSD) as well as 10 …

Graphics

In The Near Future, Solar Will Be Spray Painted On Everything

Solar power: it’s not just for your roof anymore.<p>Up to now, solar power has largely been generated on rooftops and in open areas like deserts. But the day is coming when the technology will be much more ubiquitous. We’ll build solar cells into windows, cell-phone screens, and perhaps even into …

Why You Should Ask for Help More Often (and How to Do Just That) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How often do you ask for help?<p>Many people – especially high-achievers – worry that asking for help is a sign of weakness. They think that they should …

Productivity

Articles about lovely-games-and-tools-made-architecture-lovers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Wood as a raw material is fascinating, it exists in silence and brings warmth.  It evokes the legend of the ‘tree of life’,...<p>Design-build practices invest considerable time in setting up shop and tremendous capital in tools.<p>Just in time for budgets to shrink everywhere, Design Within Reach …

McDonald's

Times New Roman, Dubbed The 'Sweatpants' Of Fonts, Is A Bad Choice For Résumés: Typography Experts

Times New Roman may be a classic font, but it’s apparently a no-go when it comes to applying for a job.<p>Bloomberg recently spoke to a group of typography experts about the best and worst type fonts to use on a résumé. Times New Roman was labeled as respectable, but unadventurous and mundane.<p>“It’s …

20 Design Rules You Should Never Break – Learn

<i>Just like with any profession or discipline, design comes with some rules.</i><p>While breaking design rules is allowed and even (in some circumstances) …

Using Plastic Cups Like Animation Cels

Three Cups One Sharpie<p>The advantage to a drinking vessel being transparent is that you can see the contents. Redditor toper-centage takes advantage …

Animation

Animator Creates a 3D Printed Film Using 2,500 3D Printed Pieces

Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud has worked in the visual effects industry as a digital artist and animator for the last seven years, and during that time …