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Get started with editorial design

If you're keen to add another skill to your design portfolio, editorial design could be a great place to start.<p>Editorial design can be a daunting …

Typography

This All-Black Yamaha XSR700 Is What Dark Biker Dreams Are Made Off

As one of the fiercest looking custom motorcycles we have seen to date, the Yamaha XSR700 “Black Phantom” from Rough Crafts is a true work of …

How to Select the Ideal Cabinet Hardware for a Contemporary Kitchen

<i>In line with our</i> <i>new content direction</i><i>, Architizer is highlighting a different building-product and how to specify it. This week’s topic is Kitchen Cabinetry. If you’re looking for the perfect kitchen cabinetry for your next project, search for it on Architizer’s new network marketplace for</i> …

Using OpenDesk.CC to Create CNC Furniture

My local makerspace, the Columbus Idea Foundry, has a ShopBot CNC router capable of handling 4×8’ sheets of plywood. When I discovered Opendesk’s web site with its downloadable plans for desks, tables, chairs and other furniture, I began to have ideas. So when my daughter mentioned that she could …

How to avoid glare when shooting portraits of people wearing glasses

Whenever I see people posting questions about how to photograph people wearing glasses, they usually receive the same response. “Don’t, have them …

Photography

6 ways to improve your logo design

Logo design is something you should get better at throughout your career, just by doing it. But if you’re looking to create truly great logo designs, …

Create Models Larger than a 3D Printer's Build Volume

When determining what’s possible with a desktop 3D printer, think beyond the build volume. Just as assemblies, such as your smartphone or even a road …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience discovers 5 things that will make you happy

So what's going to make you happy? Let's get more specific: What's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let's focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

40 Instagram accounts you should be following

Brian Gossett shares 40 of his favorite Instagram accounts — and explains why Instagram matters more than ever for artists and designers.

Time I

The 25 richest self-made billionaires

Our friends at Wealth-X, a firm that does research and net worth valuations on ultra-high net worth individuals, focused on the latter to compile a list of the wealthiest self-made billionaires in the world.<p>From tech mogul Bill Gates to Alibaba founder Jack Ma, here's who made the list.

Making chords from scales

A chord and a scale are two different ways of looking at the same thing: a group of pitches that sound good together. If you organize the pitches …

DOMINATE 7 CHORDS: Which Scales Go with Which Chords?

This is the fifth in a series of articles entitled <i>“Which Scales Go with Which Chords?”</i> covering the Dominate 7 Chords.When improvising, it’s …

Electric Guitar

Songwriting Tutorial: Part Six – Harmony and Chords

<b>To get the best out of your compositions, it’s essential to get your head around harmonies. Andy Price delves into chords, keys and structure, and</b> …

Electric Guitar

A Visual Guide to Keys and Scales.

Written by John Cadd<br>Published: <b>March 17, 2015</b> at 12:43 AM [UTC]<p>My violin teacher once said "The hardest part of violin playing is knowing where to put …

Electric Guitar

The 1-Minute Drill That Will Help You Bench Press More Weight

4 moves, 60 seconds, huge gains<p>You’re 60 seconds away from your best bench press ever.<p>Performing this 4-move drill before your next bench press will help activate your arm, pec, and shoulder muscles so you can recruit more fibers.<p>“And when you can use more muscle, you can push more weight and build …

Dell unveils a range of affordable PCs ahead of Windows 10

While Dell managed to surprise us with its rather handsome XPS 15 -- the sibling of the thin-bezel XPS 13 laptop -- at Computex, it's also bringing us a range of both new and refreshed models ahead of the Windows 10 launch. Starting off with the headliner, we have the Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop …

25 of our favorite typefaces released in April

A new month, a whole new bunch of typefaces to drool over. Scroll down to see which typefaces stood out the most in April. Keep going and you’ll find our March issue.<p>Neue Haas Unica is an extended, reimagined version of the Haas Unica design, a Helvetica alternative that achieved near mythical …

Typography

The 20 Best Modern Desks for the Home Office | HiConsumption

Unless you’re a personal trainer or a stage magician, odds are pretty good that the place you are going to spend most of your life is sitting at your …

Furniture

A Puzzling Lamp

A little more “crafty” than the far-out modern designs we usually feature, this cleverly designed desk lamp is a totally fun build-it-yourself …

15 Things Only People Who Are Friends With A Homebody Understand

1. Calling us “losers” when we refuse to join you for last minute cocktails at 11 PM on a weeknight doesn’t incentivize us to reconsider. Just …

Why Louis CK Turned Down $500,000 And Invested In Himself

Louis CK turned down $500,000 a year from Conan in the early 90s so he could go broke instead. Conan wanted to hire him as head writer of his …

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

20 Hard Lessons Everyone Should Learn In Their 20s

Transitioning from a lifestyle without significant responsibilities into the "real world" makes your 20s a decade of tough lessons.<p>Wherever you're at in your 20s — whether you're on your own or still with your parents, figuring out your career or going through grad school — you can learn from those …