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grain editType Fight

After a brief hiatus, Type Fight is back and now with a new website built by Sparkbox! Featured matches include Matt Stevens vs. Mackey Saturday, Ty …

Amazing Hand Lettering by Ged Palmer

Ged Palmer is a British designer who specializes in custom lettering. His fascination with letterforms began in his early years while painting …

Calligraphy

Fall in Love: Romantic Dates Near San Francisco

As the weather cools and we stand a little closer, there's no denying that autumn is the season when summer flings fall in love. It's time to break out that new wardrobe and hit the town (and country) with one of these romantic dates near San Francisco.<p>As the weather cools and we stand a little …

San Francisco

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Useful InDesign Scripts And Plugins To Speed Up Your Work

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

The 76 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like ASOS and Zara without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive …

Clothing

Amazing Road Trips

Columbia River

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

5 web-design trends tech companies should watch

Design can make or break web and mobile startups these days. But the problem is: It’s not always clear how to improve the design of web sites, mobile …

The Datafication of Human Resources

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.”<p>Think about it this way: Facebook has “datafied” our friend network. Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. …

5 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Honeymoons

Few travel decisions are as weighty as deciding where to honeymoon. No surprise many newlyweds choose all-inclusive resorts: Pay one price and leave …

Kickstarting: An iPhone App To Turn Windows From Clear To Opaque

Tap an icon. Instant privacy. Magic? Nope. Just the future of DIY home upgrades.<p>Blinds are a clumsy technology. And generally, they can’t offer privacy to your windows without cutting out light. So when your blinds are down, you might as well not have a window at all.<p>A startup named Sonte has a …

Gong Li by Gérard Rancinan (r)

A Model For Micro-Scale Living In Maximalist L.A.

For many New Yorkers, micro-living inside micro-apartments is one of the city’s signature “charms.” But in places like Los Angeles, there’s infinite space for sprawl. Right?<p>Not really, says Simon Storey, principal of Anonymous Architects. “The shift to smaller spaces seems to be permanent,” Storey …

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50 Cozy And Inviting Barn Living Rooms

Barn renovations are very often today because it’s a great idea to change an old space into a modern house without building – it won’t cost so much. …