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Interest rates are turning dangerously negative

Give me your money. I'll hold on to it for a few years and skim a little off the top. Then I'll give you back less than you originally gave me.<p>No thanks… right? Well, in the bizarro world of central banking, investors all over the world are doing exactly that—because of negative interest rates.<p>What …

Interest Rates

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Making an Infographic

When it comes to creating a successful and shareable infographic, there are multiple things to keep in mind. Check out this advice before you begin!

The Trait That's Far More Important Than Creativity | Inc.com

What does the word "creative" mean anymore?<p>There are massive ad agencies that say, "We are leaders when it comes to creativity," meanwhile their entire business is founded around buying media.<p>There are startups who blast their manifestos: "We saw a problem, and we provided a creative solution." …

Creativity

Best JavaScript Libraries for March 2016

JavaScript is widely used as a client-side scripting language for web browsers. In web applications, JavaScript implements features like making …

JavaScript

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Font of the day: Baker Street

We're huge fans of typography and are always on the hunt for new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth shelling out …

15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

Freelancers most often work in a virtual world, which can make collaboration challenging. In the olden days of freelancing, work would be exchanged via document uploading and downloading.<p>Numerous drafts would be created, leading to an inefficient process where it was difficult to know which version …

The Characteristics of Minimalism in Web Design

<b>Summary:</b> Our analysis of 112 minimalist websites revealed the defining features of minimalism: flat design, limited color schemes, few UI elements, …

California Man Must Pay for Gunning Down His Neighbor's Drone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The drone revolution hasn’t even reached peak velocity yet, and suspicious residents are already gunning down one another’s devices.<p>Case in point: Modesto, Calif., resident Eric Joe was piloting his homemade hexacopter one afternoon last …

Drones

Stussy Photo Image Cube

Californian streetwear stalwarts release their own take on a ’70s classic.<p>Stussy have unveiled their own iteration of the childhood classic, the Rubiks Cube. Created in 1974, by a Hungarian sculptor, the original Rubiks Cube was a worldwide hit and has since become a cult classic, remembered …

The Hofit House by Blatman-Cohen Architects

With floor to ceiling windows for ample sunlight for the beautiful home in Israel.<p>Blatman-Cohen Architects have designed a beautiful home seamlessly merging the interior and exterior, creating a serene aesthetic. Located in Netanya, Israel, the family home is located close to the sea with beautiful …

Rihanna Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at "Bitch Better Have My Money"

RiRi takes us behind the scenes of her hit single.<p>Inspired by the 1988 film <i>I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,</i> Rihanna takes us behind the scenes of several recording sessions for her hit single “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The short shows the Barbadian songstress recording, dancing and listening carefully …

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …

Eminem Is Zane Lowe’s First Interview On Apple’s Beats 1 Radio

Beats 1 is a key part of Apple Music, the service launching next week on June 30. The 24-hour live global music station has a trio of star DJs at the helm, including Zane Lowe, BBC alum who is helming Beats 1’s launch. Lowe took to Twitter to reveal that Eminem would be his first guest on the show, …

Zane Lowe

35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …

Graphic Design

What I Learned After Forty Companies Rejected Me After College

Hopeless.<p>Nowhere to go.<p>Are there any more companies I can even apply to?<p>Getting rejected feels awful, especially if you’re unemployed and have been …

This startup is looking to revolutionize lithium ion batteries

All eyes have been on Tesla’s planned massive battery factory, under construction just outside of Reno. But on the other side of the country, in …

Clean Energy

The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well

The world has been clamoring for a super-battery.<p>Since about 2010, a critical mass of national leaders, policy professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, thinkers and writers have all but demanded a transformation of the humble lithium-ion cell. Only batteries that can store a lot more energy for a …

Energy

Vans 2015 Premium Leather Sk8-Hi Zip Collection

The iconic Sk8-Hi receives a premium update for the summer.<p>Vans follows up its premium Old Skool Zip collection with a trio of new colorways for its Sk8-Hi Zip silhouette. The iconic hi-top’s upper is realized in premium leather with tonal nubuck overlays, and features the distinct sidestripe logo …

Billionaire Sam Adams founder explains why 'getting rich is life's biggest booby trap'

Although the beer was Koch's version of his great-great-grandfather's recipe, even his brewmaster father thought the idea of competing in a market with companies like Budweiser and Heineken was destined to fail.<p>But through extensive distributor outreach and marketing, Koch's company helped …

Beer

The 23 best beaches in America

For this list, we looked at seven notable beach rankings compiled by travel experts, vacationers, and water-quality researchers and combined these rankings to come up with the ultimate list of the best beaches in the US.<p>The rankings we used were Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches for 2015, Trip Advisor's …

Beaches

This article has proved very popular. It was shared again by Adobe today. Here it is again in case you missed it. Typographer’s typefaces The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers. Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces. Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short list of typefaces, hand-picked by designers in the type industry? In each issue of 8 Faces magazine we asked eight leading designers from the fields of typography, lettering and type design itself: If you could use just eight typefaces, which would you choose? Over four years and across eight issues we interviewed 64 world-renowned designers1, including; Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Michael Bierut, Nina Stössinger, Mark Simonson & Seb Lester, plus owners of respected type foundries such as, Font Smith, Type Together and Process Type. We’ve counted the number of times each typeface was selected and found consensus with the top 25. The top 10 designers’ favourite fonts will be quite familiar to many but hopefully the full list will provide a useful stepping stone to exploring many more. 1. Georgia Matthew Carter, 1993. Chosen 11 times. Originally designed for clarity on low resolution screens, for Microsoft, it is the counterpart to Verdana, which also appears in this list. Georgia has a large x-height and ascenders that rise above the cap height. It’s a sturdy yet friendly typeface, with a wonderful flowing italic, that features on millions of websites. “A gorgeous technical achievement.” Jason Santa Maria 2. Gotham Tobias Frere-Jones, 2000. Chosen 8 times. Famously used for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. “Each character just feels ‘normal’ and ‘right’”. H & FJ 3. FF Scala Martin Majoor, 1990. Chosen 6 times. FontShop International’s ‘first serious text face’. “Scala and Scala San are just about perfect.” John Boardley 4. Futura Paul Renner, 1927. Chosen 5 times. This immortal ‘modern’ typeface with its uncompromising shapes has become the benchmark geometric sans for almost 80 years. “Paul Renner’s Future characterised his time and influenced many other designers. It was a real modern typeface, not based on existing serif typefaces”. Georg Salden 5. Gill Sans Eric Gill, 1926. Chosen 5 times. A quintessential British design produced under the direction of Stanley Morison at Monotype. It remains one of the most distinctive blends of humanist and geometric shapes. 6. Garamond (Claude Garamond, c. 1480–1561), Several derivatives of the Parisian punch cutter’s design have been chosen, including; ITC Garamond (Tony Stan), Adobe Garamond & Garamond Premier (Robert Slimbach). Chosen 5 times. “Garamond was quite the master who appreciated restraint as much as elegance. Of the various roman and italic sizes that he cut, I feel his Vraye Parangonne font (about 18 pt.) best captures the essence of his vision. The subtlety of line and detail are simply remarkable.” Robert Slimbach 7. Caslon (Adobe Caslon) (William Caslon I, 1722) Carol Twombly, 1990. Chosen 5 times. Gave rise to a printer’s saying ‘When in doubt, use Caslon’. Also a favourite of Benjamin Franklin. 8. Akzidenz Grotesk H. Berthold, Berthold Type Foundry, 1898. Chosen 4 times. The first widely used sans serif typeface. “The original grotesque and still the best.” Vincent Connare 9. Alternate Gothic Morris Fuller Benton, 1903. Chosen 4 times. Designed for the American Typefounders Company (ATF). All three weights are bold and narrow. Currently used on YouTube’s homepage logo. “Very well designed and drawn. It’s a standard that I strive for in my own work” Mark Simonson 10. Baskerville John Baskerville, 1757. Chosen 4 times. Baskerville designed his own type to improve his printed works and better the dominant fonts of William Caslon. His typefaces were both admired (notably by Giambattista Bodoni and Benjamin Franklin) and criticised by his competitors. Baskerville made variations of his typeface for use at different sizes (now referred to as ‘optical sizes’). Some modern interpretations of Baskerville have been reproduced following the designs of a specific size, resulting in several distinct versions. 11. Helvetica Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann, 1957. Chosen 4 times. Helvetica needs no introduction as the planet’s most famous typeface—it even inspired a very good film. “You can say, ‘I love you,’ in Helvetica. And you can say it with Helvetica Extra Light if you want to be really fancy. Or you can say it with the Extra Bold if it’s really intensive and passionate, you know, and it might work.” Massimo Vingelli 12. Metro William Addison Dwiggins, 1930. Chosen 4 times. Designed out of a dissatisfaction with the san serifs of the time like Futura. 13. ITC Franklin Gothic Morris Fuller Benton, 1902. Chosen 4 times. Created for the American Type Founders Company and named after Benjamin Franklin. 14. Meta Serif Erik Spiekermann, Christian Schwartz and Kris Sowersby, 2007. Chosen 4 times. The serif companion to Eric Spiekermann’s influential sans serif, FF Meta. Also designed to work well with FF Unit and FF Unit Slab. 15. Trade Gothic Jackson Burke, 1948/1960. Chosen 4 times. Michael Bierut described it as “The ultimate ‘I don’t give a damn” typeface. No style, no nuance, just blunt, in-your-face, straightforward attitude.”16. Adelle José Scaglione and Veronika Burian, 2009. Chosen 3 times. Adelle is a slab serif typeface conceived for intensive editorial use, mainly in newspapers and magazines but its personality and flexibility make it very adaptable. “Adelle Sans manages to capture one of the most desired of human emotions: cheerfulness.” Nadine Chahine 17. Caecilia Peter Matthias Noordzij, 1990. Chosen 3 times. A humanist rather than geometric slab serif, aiding its legibility. “A friendly slab serif that’s more contemporary in its structure. Its large, flexible, family that always sets a really nice approachable tone whenever I use it.” Frank Chimero 18. Chaparral Carol Twombly, 2000. Chosen 3 times. A “hybrid slab-serif” text face that mixes the legibility of 19th Century designs with 16th century panache. 19. DIN Albert-Jan Pool, 1995. Chosen 3 times. This clean geometric sans is based on the German standard typeface, DIN 1451, used for official documents and street signs etc. DIN stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute of Standardisation). The font was added to the MoMA Design Collection in 2011. 20. Hoefler Text Jonathan Hoefler, 1991. Chosen 3 times. Designed for Apple to demonstrate advanced type technologies it reintroduced type design traditions once central to fine printing like ligature sets, engraved capitals, ornaments and arabesques. 21. Quadraat Fred Smeijers, 1992. Chosen 3 times. An original typeface Combining Renaissance elegance with contemporary ideas on construction and form. Named after Smeijers’ design studio in Arnhem, of the same name. “In my opinion one of the most significant type designs of the nineties” Yves Peters 22. Sabon Jan Tschichold, 1964. Chosen 3 times. An oldstyle serif typeface based on Garamond. A distinguishing feature of Sabon is the same width occupied by characters in the Roman and Italic styles, and the Regular and Bold weights. 23. Sentinel Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones, 2009. Chosen 3 times. “For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics”. Three of our interviewees had. A slab serif with copious weights suitable for both text and display. Based on the original Clarendon designs by the Fann Street Foundry in Clerkenwell, London 24. Verdana Matthew Carter, 1996. Chosen 3 times. It was created specifically to address the challenges of on-screen display. Verdana’s large x-height, wide proportions, generous letter-spacing and large counters are key to its legibility at small sizes. 25. Fedra Serif Peter Bilak, 2003. Chosen 3 times. A highly original text typeface. Shaped by a unique blend of technological considerations while maintaining hand-written forms. “A beautifully crafted typeface. A very nice, contemporary example of technical quality and carful design.” José Scaglione and Veronika Burian 26. Feijoa Kris Sowersby, 2007. Chosen 3 times. Aiming to create a feeling of softness, Feijoa has an almost complete absence of straight lines. Feijoa successfully avoids the sense of coldness that Kris had felt with some previous digital typefaces. “Those gently curved straights and rounded corners lend the design a beautiful organic, almost calligraphic quality. Yet there is nothing frivolous to the typeface, it all is functional and looks very self-assured.” Yves Peters 27. Officina Erik Spiekermann,1990. Chosen 3 times. A paired family of serif and sans serif faces, originally designed as a typeface for business correspondence but found a much wider, trendier audience. 1. Interviewees: Erik Spiekermann, Jessica Hische, Ian Coyle, Jason Santa Maria, Jos Buivenga, Jon Tan, Bruce Willen and Nolen Strals, Martin Majoor, Ale Paul, Stephen Coles, Tim Brown, Nick Sherman, Rich Rutter, Veronika Burian, and José Scaglione, Ellen Lupton, Frank Chimero, Steve Matteson, Mark Caneso, Vincent Connare, Yves Peters, Jason Smith, and Phil Garnham, John Boardley, Craig Mod, Kris Sowersby, Doug Wilson, Nadine Chahine, David Březina, and Silas Dilworth and Neil Summerour, Jonathan Hoefler,Tobias Frere-Jones, Mark Simonson, Trent Walton, Keetra Dean Dixon, Peter Bilak, Gerry Leonidas, and Mark MacKay, Simon Walker, Dan Rhatigan, Seb Lester, Nina Stössinger, Grant Hutchinson, Mike Kus, and Eric Olson and Nicole Dotin, Michael Bierut, Tomáš Brousil, Georg Salden, Hannes von Döhren, Phil Baines, Ken Barber, Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, Elliot Jay Stocks, Jeremy Leslie, Jan Middendorp, Robert Slimbach, Steven Heller, Fiona Ross, Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin.↩ Cover graphic, words & data analysis: Jamie Clarke Image graphics (1-2, 4-21): Stefan Weyer, 8 Faces Magazine. Correction, 27th November 2014. Three versions of Baskerville were chosen: Baskerville (twice), Baskerville 1757 and Berthold Baskerville. These have been combined and Baskerville added at number 10. (via typeworship)

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The 15 Worst Things Playmates Have Said About Life in the Playboy Mansion

"At about the minute mark, I pulled away and it was done. It was like a job. Clock in, clock out."<p><b>1.</b> "Everyone thinks that the infamous metal gate was meant to keep people out. But I grew to feel it was meant to lock me in." —<b>Holly Madison</b> in her book, <i>Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and</i> …

Codes of Conduct

Dressing 9 to 5—What the Most Stylish Women Wear to Work: Art-Tech Startup Founder Alexandra Chemla

As founder of tech startup ArtBinder, a digital platform for galleries, artists, and collectors, **Alexandra Chemla’**s daily grind involves straddling two very different worlds. There’s the tech world that most of her team inhabits—practical, no-frills, and notoriously casual—and then there’s the …

How Stüssy Became a $50 Million Global Streetwear Brand Without Selling Out

Growing organically from its surf-inspired roots, the independent label, which turns 35 this year, managed to parlay its heritage into a business …

Clothing

The 10 best restaurants in New York City for big groups

Restaurant review site The Infatuation helped us come up with a list of NYC eateries that are perfect for large crowds.<p>Whether you're going for a birthday dinner or a bachelor party, here are ten places to hit up the next time you're with a big party.

New York City

A Whole New Mind

The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind — computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who …

A matchmaker between influencers and brands finds $1.5M through a matchmaking funding site

A Los Angeles-based startup, which specializes in matching handpicked influencers with a handful of brands, has landed its first $1.5 million through a matchmaking funding site.<p>The Influential Network is a mobile-first marketplace that non-exclusively handles about a thousand online celebrities who …

Optimal office design is worth the investment

Most executives would agree that successful businesses are the result of great people. What many fail to realize is that great people need the right environments to thrive.<p>Today, some of the most competitive organizations are comprised of diverse talent: abstract creative thinkers, data-driven …

The Science Of How Memories And Past Experience Influence What We Eat

Everyday life means moving through an array of flavorful temptations: food ads, restaurant signs, and snack machines. All of these compete for attention, and ultimately for a buying and eating decision. But the human brain doesn’t behave like a computer, evaluating these inputs and optimizing the …

Hunter Gatherers