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The Best-Designed Design Books Of The Year

There are books, well-designed books, and well-designed design books. Here are the ones that make great gifts.<p>Books are the perfect gifts, hands down. You don’t have to gamble on size and style, as with clothes. You aren’t gifting something useless, frivolous, or purely decorous (read: easily …

16 (More) Creative Logos & Identity Design Projects

Each year, the PRINT Regional Design Annual showcases a vast array of impressive creative projects from around the world—much of which appears in the …

Graphic Design

Japanese photographer stumbles into "forbidden forest," finds village of creepy statues【Pics】

This is either the beginning to a really good Miyazaki film or a really bad Japanese horror film.<p>Have you ever <b>accidentally ended up somewhere</b> you …

Japan

Nepal captured by travel blogger through the lens of 120 unique one second shots

Megan Sullivan knows the importance of seizing the moment: last year, prompted by a string of bad luck, Megan travelled to all seven wonders of the world in just 13 days. So, when she saw a gap in her work schedule, a staycation wasn’t an option. Instead, Megan, a video content producer from San …

Brevitē Announces 'Under the Radar' Camera Bags

Brevitē has announced two interesting bags, the Rolltop and the Rucksack. Designed to minimize the appearance of being a camera bag with expensive …

Memory Card

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Use These 100 Design Websites To Jumpstart Your Creativity

The web is an incredible place. In less than 30 years it completely changed the world connecting and empowering people. One of the biggest benefits it brings is an endless inspiration for any field you can imagine.<p>As a creative entrepreneur, I am constantly looking for inspiration. I love reading …

Graphic Design

We Made A 3D Screw Portrait That A Blind Artist Could ‘See’ With His Hands

This is the story of how we made a portrait of George Wurtzel, a blind artist. It was the first portrait ever that he could feel and recognize as …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

INFOGRAPHIC – Ultimate EDC Survival Kit

When it comes to survival kit’s designed to pack as much gear in a small space as possible, a checklist just doesn’t cut it! That’s why we created …

'Child marriage is real: it almost happened to me' | Bangladesh

When I was a little girl growing up in Bangladesh, my mother would tell me that going to school was okay, but if I didn't do well, she would marry me off to a rich older man who could take care of me. It is many years later, but those words still affect me.<p>She wasn't the only family member trying …

Be More. PBS.

Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we need …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Top 10 beach hotels and B&Bs on New Zealand’s South Island

Beach resorts and retreats on New Zealand’s South Island make the most of dramatic views, as well as offering a tranquil getaway. Here are 10 to suit the calm, collected – and the adventurous<p>Those who visit New Zealand’s South Island in search of a traditional beachside holiday are likely to be …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

A Complete 30 Minutes Night Timelapse Tutorial That Covers Everything You Need To Know

Taking a time-lapse is a complex task. Unlike a photo, which you can chimp and (usually) retake, retaking a time-lapse is not as trivial. This is why …

Torch Test: 5 Cutting-Edge LED Flashlights

LED technology changes so fast that a flashlight today is no longer cutting-edge within a year. These torches represent the current edge for massive …

Color Management

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Citizens of one of the happiest countries on Earth are surprisingly comfortable contemplating a topic many prefer to avoid. Is that the key to joy?<p>On a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I found myself sitting across from a man named Karma Ura, spilling my guts. Maybe it was the fact that he …

Russia's railways: life at the end of the tracks

KALACH, Russia (Reuters) - In a remote corner of the Russian Urals region of Sverdlovsk, tiny villages are shadows of their former selves. For the few local residents, a narrow-gauge railway is their lifeline.<p>People wait to board a train in the village of Ugolnaya, in Sverdlovsk region, Russia, …

Trains

Products with a Purpose: The Scrubba Wash Bag

For as long as people have been travelling, camping, and backpacking, we’ve struggled to find just the right balance between over-packing, and not …

The haunting Sichuan-Tibet Highway

A bus ride along one of the world’s riskiest roads leads to altitude headaches, near-death experiences and one of the last chances to see Tibet as it once was.<p>“Double rainbow!” a passenger on the bus yelled. “Look to the left!” We were somewhere in the Hengduan Mountains that stretch across the …

How England has changed over forty years, by Magnum's Ian Berry

The veteran Magnum photographer started the project after seeing Robert Frank's The Americans. His series, examining the changing culture of England, …

"Nature in Black and White" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Nature in Black and White<p>Published <b>May 6, 2014</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>24 Contributors</b><p><b>24 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>With a final tally of over 21,000 submissions, I think it's safe to say that nature photography in black and white is …

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

Street Photography

Behind Yohji Yamamoto’s most iconic images

In one image, all American girl Maggie Rizer steps out of a giant box that looks like a door to another world, a rocky beach devoid of colour. In another, decade-defining model of the 90s Amber Valletta frowns towards the camera, crinkled paper covering her face like a DIY superhero mask. These …

Art

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Design

Russia’s Arctic north: top 10 experiences

Russia’s Arctic north draws adventurers looking for the unvarnished Russia: gritty yet lively northern cities; tranquil, remote villages amid placid lakes; and the incomparable Arctic scenery – the impressive tundra, boundless forests, snow-tipped mountains and the northern lights. The country’s …

An interview with the editor of mobile photography magazine fltr

Love it or loathe it, mobile phone photography is entrenched in our modern media culture. But it’s facile to lump this ever-growing phenomenon under …