Gillian Moran

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11-Year-Old Makes An Unbreakable, Spill-Proof Cup For Her Ailing Grandfather

When Lily Born noticed her grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s, was spilling his drinks, she decided to design him a better cup. The young entrepreneur is now selling her product on Kickstarter.<p>While most 11-year-olds are watching <i>Hunger Games</i> or doing other typically pre-teen things, Lily …

Product Design

grain editDeanna Halsall

I’m excited to discover the work of UK-based artist and illustrator Deanna Halsall. Inspired by her love of nature and nostalgia, she composes …

Cataloging Reality: With 'Life at Home' Report, IKEA Provides an Unflinching Look at How We Really Live

In a recent talk we attended, Fiskars' Petri S. Toivanen touched on the disconnect between ad photos of interiors and how people actually live. …

Cities

Google pushes for pixel-perfect logo

Without fanfare, Google has changed its logo for only the third time in a decade – by just two pixels.<p>The search firm updated the logo on its front page at some point over the bank holiday weekend, having moved the "g" to the right by a single pixel, and the "l" down and to the right by one pixel …

Calligraphy Animals by Andrew Fox | Colossal

<p>With just a few strokes of his calligraphy pen, London-based designer and illustrator Andrew Fox created this fun series of minimalistic animals. …

Bicycle Mon Amour – Handmade Print by 100copies

Bicycle Mon Amour – Paris inspired handmade print.<p>Thomas Yang of 100copies has just launched the second artwork of the tyre print series. “Bicycle …

Tiny Objects Perfectly Paired with Matching Pantone Swatch

One morning when designer Inka Mathew was looking at the flowers in her front yard, she began to wonder what Pantone swatch would correspond with her vibrant blue buds. She eventually found a perfect match and photographed the flower with PMS 2726. The post became a big hit on Instagram and thus a …

The Secret To Pixar's Success: Failure

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull discusses his new book, Creativity Inc., and says reframing the concept of failure is the only sure way to find success.<p>In a castle floating in the sky live a king and his two sons, who all dislike each other. One day the sons accidentally …

The Adobe Challenge: Sagmeister X Walsh - The Fox Is Black

Sagmeister & Walsh is undoubtedly one of the best design firms working right now. They’re a powerful little team who have done everything from …

Re-Covered Books Contest: ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ - The Fox Is Black

“Fish,” he said, “I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.”<p>When Ernest Hemingway published <i>The Old Man and</i> …

10 Crucial Lessons From History’s Greatest Graphic Designers

Simplify, visualize, know your user: the lessons of these design pioneers, from El Lissitzky to Paula Scher, are as relevant as ever.<p>Many people know the names of influential architects, artists, and fashion designers; far fewer know the names of graphic designers. It’s strange to me, since graphic …

“Sonic Poster” Lets You See, Hear, And Feel Flavor

If you could hear the taste of your fennel sausage, what would it sound like? Do you wonder what the flavor of a cumin-spiced falafel looks like? The silent and invisible experience of flavor certainly doesn’t sound like chewing, and it doesn’t look like food itself. So how do you artistically and …

Arbre Blanc : White Tree Tower Inspired by Montpellier’s Tradition of Outdoor Living

<b>Arbre Blanc</b> a.k.a. White Tree tower is the winning design of “Folie Architecturale of the 21st century” for Montpellier, France. This architecture …

See Kanye, Nirvana, and Aretha Invade Vintage Ads They Would Never Appear In

The line between ad slogan and song chorus is thinner than most self-respecting musicians would care to admit. Although bands have warmed up to brands a bit more as they rely increasingly less on record sales to survive, the advertising for these brands has long been a target of pointed barbs in …

This Is The Russian Nesting Doll Of Kitchen Gadgets

The modern kitchen has no shortage of gadgets–the juicers, the squeezers, the zesters, the mashers, and so on–but what it is short on, more often than not, is space. Perhaps that’s why the matryoshka is taking over the kitchen. We’ve already got nesting bowls and nesting measuring cups, and now we …

Kitchens

‘Shape’ – An Animation About Design That Everyone Should Watch - The Fox Is Black

If, for one day, you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?’ – This is the question posed in <i>Shape</i>, a new animated short …

Body Painting and Scandinavian Spring

Body Painting for Minna Parikka SS14 collaboration.<p>Helsinki based illustrator and graphic designer Janine Rewell collaborated with shoe designer …

Unique Pop Fine Art by Limpfish

It's always a great day when you find a real slick set of works like these by artist David Barton, aka Limpfish. These are his take on famous fine …

Art

See How Many Days, Hours, And Minutes Of Your Life You’ve Spent Watching TV

If you watched all nine seasons of <i>Seinfeld</i>, you spent a total of 17 days and five hours glued to the tube. Not so embarrassing (who doesn’t love <i>Seinfeld</i>?) but what about your secret <i>Beverly Hills 90210</i> fetish? That’s 29 days and 10 hours wasted on Tori Spelling. And it gets worse. <i>Star Trek the Next</i> …

This Floating-Head Prank is Just in Time for April Fools' Day

With April Fools' Day tomorrow, here's the perfect prank to play on an unsuspecting friend. Scare a hungry fridge forager by placing your floating head in a jar between the leftovers and the milk. Not your actual head, of course, but one that will look so real they won't know the difference. All it …

Street Eraser: Giant Stickers Appear to Erase the Streets of London with Photoshop | Colossal

<p>For their Street Eraser project artists Tayfun Sarier and Guus ter Beek (who both work at Wieden+Kennedy) created giant adhesive stickers that look …

Really Cool Animation of Joseph Gordon-Levitt

PencilCase reimagines HyperCard to let non-developers create native iOS apps

Robots & Pencils, a company that has up until now been making mobile apps for others, is launching a new platform for Mac that it says reimagines Apple’s HyperCard and allows non-developers to create & publish native iOS apps. Dubbed ‘PencilCase,’ users can create native apps with a drag and drop …

Gist

<b>Gist</b> is an inline slab serif font that features a retro yet modern vibe. With 20 weights and loads of OpenType features including ligatures, swashes …

The Vibrant Flower Filled Paintings of Fuco Ueda

Starting March 29, visit Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles to see new and recent paintings by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda. Known for her surreal paintings of girls surrounded by hyper-colored flora and fauna, her works are at once shocking and serene. There's always a deliberate juxtaposition …

Self-Imposed Deadlines Don’t Stop Procrastination. Here’s What Might.

A “soft” deadline could help, but better yet to find something meaningful in the task.<p>Mark Twain advised people never to put off until tomorrow what they can put off until the day after, and a lot of us listen. Estimates suggest that 15% to 20% of all people are chronic procrastinators, and that …

Procrastination

Typography Mania #229

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

Typography

55 Flat SEO Service and Web Design Icons

Flat Design Icon Set.<p>This extensive set includes 55 flat and modern SEO services and web design icons. You can use this well designed icons in a wide …

25 Beautifully Reimagined Disney Posters That Capture The Magic Of The Films

Austin's Mondo Gallery has partnered with Oh My Disney for a new art exhibit titled Nothing’s Impossible, which pays tribute to classic Disney and Pixar films with wonderful and jaw-dropping artwork.