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42 Clever Calligrams That Visualize The Meanings Of Various Words

New York-based designer Ji Lee started creating calligrams 20 years ago in his typography class at art school. What started as an assignment turned …

Hobbies

Tiny Embroidered Pendants Showing Landscapes of the World

Creator Sarah Buckley opened her shop IttyBittyBunnies on Etsy to sell amazing miniature landscapes she embroiders as necklaces. She sews mountains, …

Cool Space-Saving Table from a Designer Who Disappeared

It doesn't fold up the way you'd think it would. Also, here we solve a design mystery<p>Sometimes designers become briefly famous or micro-famous, then …

Japanese Designers Create Mini Transporter So Small That It Fits In A Bag

Japanese designers at Cocoa Motors, have created WalkCar, a tiny motorized transporter, small enough to fit in a bag, so that you can take it …

Baukind have designed a new daycare filled with fun creative touches

Baukind have completed a kindergarten/day care named Kita Zauberzwerge, located in Berlin, Germany.<p>The space uses pastel colours in a rainbow effect …

10 Ways to Squeeze a Little Extra Storage Out of a Small Bathroom

Storage is always at a premium in a small space, but nowhere is that more true than in the bathroom. There are so many little odds and ends — makeup, …

Design

Bookbinding Fundamentals: Long-Stitch Leather Journal

There are many different bindings that fall under the category of long-stitch, but most are distinguishable by long stitches that attach gatherings …

The 100 Books Facebook Users Love

What titles most shaped the site's readers? Harry Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings—and the Bible.<p>A few weeks ago, I started to see a viral status being passed around my Facebook friends.<p>“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way,” it begins. “Don’t take more than a few …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Modern Art

Curling Pan Transforms Flat Cutting Board to Frying Pan

<b>Curling Pan</b> is a combination between a flat cutting board and a frying pan, yep, 2 functions in one kitchen tool. Instead of using/washing 2 …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Rain Photography

After his series New York in the Black, French photographer Christophe Jacrot returns this time with Paris in the Rain, bringing great shots of the …

The Art of Negative Space: Illustrations by Tang Yau Hoong

The Art of Negative Space: Illustrations by Tang Yau Hoong<p>Illustrations exploring negative space or the concept of a drawing within a drawing.<p>SHARE:

Organize your Scarves with Femme Fatale

Now that winter is upon us, scarves are a must and if you’re like me, they end up in a messy pile or at the bottom of your closet. Femme Fatale aims …

The Smart Design Idea Behind Coin, The Digital Credit Card That Could Replace Wallets

Coin could make wallets irrelevant. But its real appeal will be deeply customizable security.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard of the stealth project called Coin. It’s essentially a smart credit card that, with the push of a button, allows you to cycle through your Visa, Mastercard, or Amex–up to eight …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Bog Standard : Toilet Seat Roll Holder by Henry Franks

Started as a fun project, <b>Bog Standard Toilet Seat Roll Holder</b> definitely can improve your loo, any loo. It’s an oak toilet seat with toilet paper …

Archaeology

Graft: Disposable Tableware That Looks Like Vegetables

We’ve seen this design floating around the internets and we fell in love with it. Project designer and recent graduate from the Masters program at …

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Little leaf world by Tang Chiew Lin 

How Many Times Will You See Your Parents Before They Die?

Using publicly available data, this website quickly calculates how many times you’ll probably see your parents before they’re gone. It’s beyond disturbing.<p>I’m about to share a link with you, and maybe I shouldn’t. Because once you see it, you’ll have to use it–anything else is bucking human …

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Baby’s Blackboard Adventures

Using a blackboard on which she uses chalk, Anna Eftimie imagines cute staging by placing the newborn on the board, creating a funny interaction. A …