Michelle Whitaker

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Creatively Surreal Portraits by 21-Year-Old Audrey Simper

The creative photography of 21-year-old Audrey Simper is an inspiring collection of conceptual portraits that blend real with surreal. Based in Chicago, the self-taught artist brings her imagination alive in subtle and not-so-subtle digital manipulations. Whether there's a third hand reaching out …

Simple Graphics by George Bokhua

Simple Graphics, Marks, and Logotypes.<p>Our daily readers certainly remember the negative space animal icons by George Bokhua. Here is another …

Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation to Wake You Up with Better Mood In The Morning

Waking up in the morning is still one of the biggest problems that many people have to face everyday. There are some people who still enjoy being …

Facebook's Demographics Show Why No Other Social Network Can Match Its Potential For Marketers

But digging into the demographic data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it's still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many marketers.<p>In …

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

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Duffy London's MK1 Mini Transforming Table Morphs from Coffee Console to Dining Space in Seconds

Duffy London is really good at giving everyday furniture essentials fun, design-savvy flair. Most recently, we saw their swinging table at this …

Is This The Worst Logo Update Of 2013?

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have just unveiled a new logo and it looks like a deranged Simpsons version of Abe Lincoln. What were they thinking?<p>On Monday, Appalachian State University unveiled an official new secondary logo for the school’s athletic department: a disastrous figure that looks …

Schinko – Communication Design by MOOI

Communication Design.<p>The Schinko GmbH is a company from Austria, which develops cabinets and equipment for machinery. Studio MOOI was asked to create …

Meet Flint: An Adorable Pomeranian That Will Melt Your Heart

As far as pet photography goes, it doesn't get much cuter than this. Flint is a happy-go-lucky Pomeranian that's just as sweet and good-natured as he first appears. As his owner Robin Yu tells us, “I don't think I've ever seen him grumpy. You can wake him up from sleeping and he's still his …

A snapshot of one minute on the internet, today and in 2012

Industry reports from investment banks are turgid things, rarely fit for human consumption. A recent report about big data from boutique bank GP Bullhound, however, contains this gem.<p>This is not entirely accurate: The number of photos uploaded to Facebook every minute now exceeds 243,000 (pdf, …

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Photographer Applies Instagram Filters to Everyday Visuals in Photo Series 'Real Life Instagram'

Instagram has certainly taken the world by a storm of pictures. Buckets and bucket loads of pictures that is. Estimates as of September 9, 2013 pegs …

Disney World Characters Aren’t Greeting All the Visiting Kids by Name — Yet

Disney seems to be behind schedule with its MyMagic+ project to personalize its theme parks with RFID bracelets, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

How to Save Any Presentation From a Technology Meltdown

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These days you can give a speech, sales presentation or run a team meeting from anywhere in the world. Services like GotoMeeting and GoogleHangouts make it so that any group leader can teach from the comfort of their own office. Dress …

Facebook Launches Open Academy To Give Kids College Credit For Open Source Contributions

A perfect GPA isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Advancing an open source project. To help computer science students prepare for jobs (and boost its own recruiting efforts) Facebook today publicly launched Open Academy. The partnership with premier CS universities sets up a special class where …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Classic Movie Expressed Only with Minimalist Lines

Whether it's architecture or references to pop culture, it's fascinating to see how an artist can translate the most complex ideas into a minimalist version of itself. In this visually striking series of posters, <i>Classic Movies</i>, artist Michal Krasnopolski used just a few lines and strong, solid …

How to teach … photography

Students of all ages are fascinated by taking photos – and, now photography has gone digital, it is easy and cheap to get your students snapping. The Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help schools harness the potential of photography and use it as a really powerful cross-curricular …

Facebook invests thousands to help school girls code

The social network launches a scheme to bring coding to schools as a government report shows a worrying amount of school girls are not interested in engineering<p>Facebook is investing £100,000 to help UK students code as a report shows two thirds of girls would never consider engineering careers.<p>The …

Google has missed the social era, again, with Google+

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>It’s not likely to become headline news, although this week Amir Efrati leaked some unsurprising dirt about why Google reports …

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“The Geometry of Type“ explores 100 traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. Characters from each typeface are enlarged and annotated to reveal key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design, which shows how these attributes affect mood and readability. Sidebar information lists the designer and foundry, the year of release and the different weights and styles available, while feature boxes explain …

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Steal Like An Artist - Promotional Poster

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, <i>Steal Like an Artist</i> is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.<p>When Mr. Kleon was asked to address college students in upstate New York, he shaped his speech around …

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Poppy, a 3D-printed humanoid robot that defies conventions

One of the ways they managed to keep the cost down is by using lightweight materials, which means the robot requires less powerful (and cheaper) …