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Can data predict fashion trends?

IN THE film “The Devil Wears Prada”, the character of Miranda Priestly, whose role is based on a feared <i>Vogue</i> editor, scolds her new assistant for not …

Artificial Intelligence

There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking

<i>This piece is part of By Design, a Globe and Mail/OCAD University</i> <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i><p><i>Sara Diamond is president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University. Karel Vredenburg is director of IBM Design's worldwide client program and head of IBM Studios …

89 Essential Quotes About Design

Though quotes may often be contradictory, presented out of context and preserved over the years like a bad game of telephone, I’ve long been obsessed …

Graphic Design

Nomadic modular furniture system transforms each time you move

A growing number of people find themselves changing residences quite often, whether it's because they work remotely or because they're allergic to …

Artist Spotlight: Ayumi Takahashi – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Selection of paintings by Ayumi Takahashi — an artist born in China, raised in Japan, and now based in Portland. More images below.

Art

These Offices Will Blow Your Mind

These days, a simple office water cooler and coffee machine won’t cut it. Workspaces are bigger and more impressive than ever — boasting perks that …

Coffeemakers

101 best free logo fonts

Typography

20 Annual Report Designs that Crush the Stereotype

The usual company annual report is a word-filled extravaganza of jargon, terms, figures and text. If beautiful report designs were the norm, maybe …

Pastor Red Wines

Vintage Fonts: 35 Adverts From the Past

<i>Before there was Typekit, before there was Fonts.com, DaFont or Google Fonts, designers had to share their typefaces the old-fashioned way—via print</i> …

Grey living room ideas | Ideal Home

The 1980s may have had magnolia, but the wall colour of the Millennium so far is grey. And it’s so easy to see why. Grey can create a warm scheme as …

Mass customisation takes off as Hem launches online service in USA

Design brand Hem is to launch its online furniture customisation service in the USA, amid signs that mass customisation is becoming big …

24 great ideas for lawn-free yards

With no end to the dought in sight and water restrictions in place, many Bay Area homeowners are likely rethinking the state of their yards. Fortunately, you don't need a lawn to landscape. Click through the gallery for some drought-tolerant garden ideas for your home.<p><i>This article originally</i> …

Landscaping

Brilliant ideas: 5 of the smartest cities in Europe

What makes a city <i>smart</i>?<p>Is it the development and planning that go into it, or the innovative tech that emerges from its businesses and labs? Could it …

9 Enchanting Projects Using the Pantone Matching System

The Pantone Matching System is the cornerstone of color accuracy in design. The industry standard of color keys, the Pantone Matching System has …

Creating Visual Hierarchy With Typography

Why Hierarchy is Important<p>Type hierarchy organizes and gives order to the text elements in your design. Just as web designers and developers use …

Visual Design

Bring Your Walls At Home To Life With These 21 DIY 3D Art Ideas

<b>When you're thinking of brightening up a boring, plain wall, a fresh coat of paint or a framed picture isn't the only way you can go about it. Why</b> …

Crafting

Add Some Color to Your Life with Unique Hand-painted Ceramics by Martinich and Carran - The Fox Is Black

Typically I like things that are simple, minimalist and restrained but every now and again I’ll see something like these amazing dishes by Martinich …

Floor To Ceiling Windows: A New Way To Define Your Home

We all want our homes to be different from the other houses, to provide a special feeling of peace, freedom and infinite space. We are pretty sure …

Interior Design

Casa Sierra Leona: A Mexico City Tribute to Modernism

• 1 |<p>Located on the outskirts of Mexico City, in the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood (or colonia), the house is striking from all angles.<p>2 |<p>An …

Architizer

Hardscaping 101: Clay Roof Tiles

I still remember the first time I saw roofs made of red clay tiles. I was visiting my grandmother in Santa Monica one hot summer, and I was enchanted …

A Wood Spirit Haven in Mist-Shrouded Bolinas

A spirited and thoughtful home on the rugged and foggy coast of northern California has been gently created by Dumican Mosey/Matarozzi Pelsinger …

Architecture

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It may take a lot of discipline to live the minimalist life (and in this case a lot of money) but, oh, how beautiful is the simple line, the …

The Loft Bauhaus – Contemporary, Rustic Style

A gorgeously modern residence – the Loft Bauhaus – is located in Brasilia, Brazil and blends beautifully the elements of contemporary design and …

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San Francisco firm Klopf Architecture sent over some details of their latest project. <i>The owners dreamed of an Eichler remodel that they would live in</i> …

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Cottage season is upon us Canadians, and LAWD DO WE LOVE A GOOD COTTAGE PARTY! My sister and BIL were up at their Québec cottage over the weekend …