Nick Francis

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Tour a Modern Scandinavian Remodel Boasting Clean Lines and Streamlined Design

For lovers of simplicity and minimalism, Scandinavian design will forever be the pinnacle of good taste. So when a Canadian couple made over their …


Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants to start shipping packages to the Moon

He says an Earth-to-Moon shipping route will be key for human colonies<p>Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants to start delivering packages to the Moon. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, Bezos — who also owns private space travel company Blue Origin — has written an internal report arguing that a good delivery …

Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO: “You should resign”

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren unleashed one of her signature fiery takedowns on Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf today (Sep. 20) in a Senate Banking Committee hearing. Under Stumpf’s watch, the bank will pay a record $185 million fine after employees opened more than two million unauthorized …

Wells Fargo

An 1800’s Horse Stable Becomes a Studio with a Home Above

E/L Studio transformed an 1800’s horse stable that was an abandoned property in a neglected alley in Washington, DC, into an architect’s storefront …

BELLA VISTA: Weatherproof Outdoor Lights

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, (you thought I was going to sing the song, didn’t you?) ambient lighting in outdoor spaces can change everything. …


<i>Salles confronts ideas of religion, politics, the environment, and popular trends, stating sarcastic facts like “Life is what happens to you while you’re looking at your smartphone.” He reinterprets the average fairy tale, and he dreams of a day when the “Ctrl z” action can simply delete a bad idea from our history. He maintains a minimalist style paired with witty text that will have viewers laughing, nodding along in agreement, and “liking” many of the amusing concepts</i>.


Inspired by vintage books and the pages within, Appareo is an imperfect, worn serif font that comes in three weights. Each weight is has a varying degree of distress, from Black, in which the press and ink fully set into the page, to Medium, Light and Extralight, where the texture is heaviest. Each weight also has a custom italics version of each character.

Around The Type

Let’s Ride

Tea Typography

Maryleen FY by Font You

MARYLEEN FY - a romantic italic typeface<p>Feminin and refined, this italic typeface looks like a hybrid between didone, cursive and sans-serif. With its modern and sophisticated shapes, this font will make your layouts elegant and romantics…<p>Maryleen FY was co-created by Franck Montfermé, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak on, the first collaborative type foundry.


<b>Launching Soon!</b> A crowd-funded t-shirt community that’s all about discovering awesome designs, supporting local printshops & eliminating shipping costs :)



<b><br>Launching Soon!</b> A crowd-funded, t-shirt community that supports local business, eliminates shipping and sends awesome designs to press, exclusively where they are demanded most!

Landing Page (.gif)

Here is a quick screen cap of a landing page for a new app we've been working on. It will be based on controlled scrolling while showing different …

Rdio Hack Day — Nov 2013

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Winter Is Coming

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Beautiful Houses: House G

This week we will show you a beautiful contemporary conversion of an old barn in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands, a project by Maxwan Architects. Wow, …

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Articles about 7 carefully curated interiors on - Dwell

It's a new beginning for Currie Person's minimalist contemporary homewares collection at Spartan Shop—as well as the end of an...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Upon entering Small Scale Big Change: New …

Being Near Plants Will Make Your Life Better

“The theory posits that we are all hard wired for connection with nature,” says Jenny Roe an environmental psychologist who studies this phenomenon. …

If Silicon Valley Syndrome Is Killing Us, What’s The Cure?

Then I saw a commercial from the “Designed by Apple in California” campaign, showcasing a young woman on a road trip, extolling the virtues of the …