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14 Luxury Camping Trips Around the World

We all love camping...at least in theory we all love camping. In practice, some people take pleasure in the exhaustive prep work, set up, and break …

10 Succulents That Thrive Indoors

Don’t Let Past Failures Deter You<p>Although it’s tempting to snip some cuttings and bring indoors all the fabulous succulents that thrive in the …

This Month's 18 Best Gifographics Inspiration

If you’re not familiar with them yet, gifographics, or infogifs, are the upgraded version of the infographic. Infographs have long been the visual …

Infographics

A Digital Artist Creates Altars for Your Desktop

The pixelated world is full of unexplainable, absurd incidents in Marc Lochner’s ‘desktop altars.’<p>French artist Marc Lochner has an interest in the significance and the storage capacity of our computers. With his <i>desktop altars,</i> Rococo-styled rooms filled with sculptures, vintage furniture, and …

Art

10 Best Sites That Offer Free Images for Blogs

In our modern world, everything seems to move at hyper-speed. Most people decide whether they will keep reading something within just a few seconds. …

Infographics

Tent House

Set in a clearing roughly 20 minutes from Australia's Sunshine Coast, the Tent House is a versatile dwelling that transitions from winter to summer …

Architecture

Sign songs: graphic design goes pop – in pictures

In 2010, Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz started working on illustrations as a hobby away from his daytime job. “It all started with film posters, where I took movies and tried to depict them with this pictogram language that you see in airports and restaurants.” In his current project, Hertz …

Graphic Design

Create perfect social media images with this handy cheat sheet

Whether you're using Twitter, Facebook, or still clinging on to Google Plus, one thing you'll notice is that social media platforms like to make …

Now Anyone Can Build Ikea’s Experimental Garden

A few months ago, Ikea’s innovation lab Space10 released a garden structure called the Growroom. Aimed for neighborhood use by city dwellers who don’t have backyards, the spherical wooden planter is meant to be a way to grow food locally and sustainably.<p>On Friday, Space10 published the entire set …

San Francisco

Ikea and Space10 are making urban gardening easier

They teamed on these spherical "Growrooms," which you can build yourself<p>Ikea’s innovation and design lab Space10 in Copenhagen is a hub for new ideas for sustainable “future living” in an urban environment. It is also an exhibition space, showcasing products that tackle challenges facing people …

Green Design

Top 20 Amazing Greenhouse Design & Decor Ideas, plus Costs – DIY Home Improvement Ideas

Are you interested in growing your own vegetables in your own backyard, kissing goodbye to GMOs, and embracing green living at its finest? If so, …

Adult Life Is Full Of Irony, But You Can Choose To Live It At Your Own Pace

When we were kids, we couldn’t wait to reach the adulthood where all the things seemed awesome, like not having to wait for pocket money, or go to …

Happiness

8 Illustrations Showing How Modern Life Is Killing Us Softly

Marco Melgrati is a Italian freelance illustrator, and his clever pictures about the sad realities of life have gained a huge following. The …

10 Positive Affirmations for Success that will Change your Life

Positive affirmations for success аrе іmроrtаnt аnd whеn they are dоnе соnѕіѕtеntlу аnd рrореrlу, they саn prevent уоu frоm thіnkіng nеgаtіvеlу аnd …

Energy

The Headspace Guide to Meditation + Mindfulness: We interview co-founder Andy Puddicombe as his thoughtful book makes its way to the US

There's something quite surreal about interviewing someone who speaks to you every day. This was the case when we sat down with Andy Puddicombe, founder of the Headspace meditation app. As daily users of the app, for which Puddicombe vocally guides people toward mindfulness, we felt an immediate …

Meditation

A Stunning New Way to Hang Your Paintings

Hans-Peter Feldmann's latest exhibition at 303 Gallery in New York rethinks the whole notion of a painting show. Taking oil canvases by amateur artists he found at auctions, he suspends them from the ceiling in clusters, creating a new dialogue both between the works and with the viewer, who can …

The Fake Monument Making New York City Tourism More Fun

Ever hear about the gargantuan octopus that dragged a New York City ferry and its 400 passengers to the river bottom nearly 53 years ago?<p>A cast …

This Artwork Portraying Modern Life Perfectly Will Make You Gasp

Illustrator and animator Steve Cutts’ always intentionally creates discomfort in his audience by exposing them to depictions of unpleasant things …

Have You Seen Gravit, a Free Alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Marketers have long known that images are the ultimate online marketing power-up. They attract attention, hold that attention, and increase …

Small Business

Daily Scenes and Landscapes Beautiful Illustrated Posters

Swen Swensøn est un artiste freelance qui officie le plus souvent en tant que graphiste. Au travers de ses prints, il capture la beauté qui réside …

knoll HiLo by box clever

<b>box clever designs a balance between sitting and standing with knoll’s HiLo seat</b><br>all images courtesy of knoll<p><b>the knoll ‘HiLo’ seat by san francisco</b> …

Trakke Transforms Ancient Yurt into a Packable Round House That Pops Up Anywhere for the Everyday Adventurer

Scottish brand Trakke has transformed one of our favorite ancient shelters--the nomadic yurt--into the Jero, a modernized and lightweight pop up …

50 Free Vintage Leaf Images to Print

As I was searching out vintage spring landscape printables last month I came across so many beautiful images of leaves as well as a number of …

Ontario

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

Quirky Laser-Cut Bookmarks Cap the Pages of Books with Playful Icons

Kindles might be all the rage, but e-reader technology can't replace the pleasure of sitting down with a hard copy of a good book. A Cherkasy, Ukraine-based shop called Cool Bookmark celebrates and encourages the use of physical books by creating stylish metal placeholders that cap publication …

Game of Thrones

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective

<i>The Dark Side of the Covers</i> is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the “other side.” Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' <i>Abbey Road</i>, Nirvana's <i>Nevermind</i>, and Pink Floyd's <i>Dark</i> …

Albums

Sculptures Reveal the Inner Anatomies of Beloved Childhood Toys

When artist Jason Freeny lost his job as an industrial designer, he began carving the inner anatomies of famous toys. After months of unemployment, the talented creator turned to sculpting during a time of financial desperation. He decided to buy the character Dunny from Kidrobot, cut it open, fill …

Sculpture

40+ Creative Pinecone Crafts For Your Holiday Decorations

Decorating your home with your family is one of the most exciting things to do during the holiday season. Nature is one of the best places to look …

Holiday Decorating

Design a mixed media portrait in Photoshop and Illustrator

• <b>Software</b> Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 or later• <b><br>Time needed</b> 4-5 hours<br>• Skills-Utilise your digital camera and scanner-Introduce a Smart Object and Smart …