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The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

Artist Reveals The Skeletons Of Famous Cartoon Characters

Usually when you're just binge-watching cartoons you don't really pay attention to the weirdly disproportional bodies of the animated characters. …

Scratch. One. Tory.

“I am unable to watch passively whilst certain policies are enacted in order to meet the fiscal self-imposed restraints that I believe are more and …

Economics

How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor)

<b>Deconstructing Arabic in 45 Minutes</b><p><b>Conversational Russian in 60 minutes?</b><p>This post is by request. How long does it take to learn Chinese or Japanese …

Patalab Architects transform dank mechanics garage into light-filled London home

London-based Pantalab Architects have converted a run-down garage into a beautiful three-bedroom home. The 1950s building, which was crammed into an …

Architecture

The tiny Hütte Hut is a wonderful wooden teardrop camper for two

This dome-inspired portable camper is a tiny home on wheels made from laser-cut, marine grade plywood. The camper fits a bed big enough for two and …

Campers

Minimalist Pergola House has an open trellis roof that unifies indoors and out

Apollo Architects & Associates' modern Pergola House in Japan unifies its indoor and outdoor space with a slatted trellis roof. The rectilinear home …

Exploration's zero-waste textile factory is inspired by nature, designed by science

When Exploration Architecture set out to design a zero-waste textiles factory in India, they looked to biomimicry -- the practice of solving human …

Design

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Who says balconies need to follow the line of a building? In a new concept for a balcony-like space, Zalewski Architecture Group created a …

Landscaping

Mid-century grain silo transformed into a gorgeous, affordable home for two

Living in an old 1950s grain silo probably isn’t what comes to mind when you think of home sweet home, but take a look inside this stunning renovated …

Going Viral

<b>What your SME can learn from famous viral campaigns</b><p>We’ve all heard of viral marketing, as its very nature means it generates a buzz among a target …

How to fold the world’s best paper airplane

In 2012, Joe Ayoob broke the world record for the longest distance paper airplane flight with a plane designed by John Collins. In this video, …

Painful Truths About Everyday Life: Part 2 | Truth Facts

A few months ago we brought you <b>a selection of Truth Facts’ graphs</b> about everyday problems. Today, we’d like to show you some newer graphs from the …

Gifted Elastic Gift Wrap | Monkey Business

When it comes to wrapping gifts, there are lots of creative solutions, but sometimes less can be more.<p>Aware that wrapping gifts is almost as …

Every day I draw at least one letter | Hannes von Döhren

Hannes von Döhren is a graphic designer from Berlin and is now based in Hamburg, Germany. He now runs his own type foundry, HVD Fonts and has …

Tracksmith Marathon Singlets

Running apparel is—at last—making a widespread departure from neon color palettes and graphic design that appears to have been generated by a robot. Leading the pack is Boston-based vintage-styled running apparel-maker Tracksmith. After a successful launch this summer, the Made-in-America apparel …

Makers Mondays: On The Road

For Detroit-based manufacturer Shinola's Makers Monday initiative—which encourages purchasing American-made products to help create and keep jobs in the United States—Cool Hunting is highlighting and looking back on our favorite brands that make quality products in our very own backyard. First up, …

Experiment Like a Digital Design Expert

Design is both enormously broad and intensely specific. A designer must continuously zoom in and pan out, capturing the big picture while …

Between Designers + Developers

Something dawned on me as I listened to the speakers at HOW Interactive Design Conference in Washington, D.C., just a few weeks ago. It’s not that I …

Screen Sizes, Infographics + Wearable Tech

Those who read and studied Richard Saul Wurman and Edward Tufte, and adored the artifacts they created and curated, look up to the two godfathers of …

Infographics

Behavior Design: Designing for Positive Habits + Behavior

At sunset, the lingering light painted a neon red line above rolling hills. As I drove north on Highway 101 at 70 miles per hour, the landscape …

Breakthrough Website Design Success

As a web designer, it’s your job to increase conversion rates for your clients. Many web designers find that bounce rates are still high, even after …

Content Strategy Jonathon Colman Facebook

Content strategy may be a buzzword to some, but in the world of interactive design it’s crucial. If you’re a successful web designer (or aspire to be …

Yahoo's Maurice Woods on Service Leadership

I recently read Daniel Pink’s book <i>Drive</i> and liked the concept of the FedEx Day. So, I developed a similar concept for my in-house team and coined it …

Event Poster Design from TOMMYINK

Last year, we talked with TOMMYINK‘s creator Tommy Sheehan about his poster design inspiration. This week we’re loving his <b>event poster design</b> for the …

Seriously Cool Posters from Gravillis Inc.

<i>Enter this year’s HOW Poster Design Awards will be judged by Target associate creative director Allan Peters, a self-proclaimed poster design lover</i> …

Behind the Design: HOW's Cover and a Comic Book Artist

HOW’s September Self-Promotion Design issue showcases 78 award-winning self-promo designs, plus everything you need to become a self-promotion design …

14 Best Business Cards in the Biz

Think of all the business cards out there, exchanging hands in serendipitous encounters, potential-client meetings and large industry conferences. …

Graphic Design

Graphic Design Inspiration: 46 International Design Projects

Calling all graphic designers, from the U.S. to Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Switzerland and everywhere in between. The International Design Awards …

Graphic Design