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Watch: Logo Designer Shows How Movie Titles Were Made Before Digital Tools

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Video screenshots via Academy Originals<p><b>The Star Wars</b> title, as epic as it looks, was created without editing software …

A Campsite Dinner That Tastes Like Mid-Atlantic Summers

Foil-packet cooking is nothing new to campsite culinary practices. A self-contained bundle of food is not only easier to prepare and easier to cook, …

New York

A most eclectic collection of vintage and contemporary movie art. Indulging cinephiles one sheet at a time.

Katsu Curry

4 servings<p>Curry originated in India, but the curry popular in Japan took hold when English merchants brought curry powder to Kobe and other cities to cook with during their stays. It’s a bit thick, resembling a stew, and is traditionally seasoned with S&B curry powder and some fruit, for sweetness. …

Recipes

Vancouver

Rain or shine, spring has sprung! Which means it’s time to lace up those hiking boots and set off for the great outdoors, after a winter of hiding …

Chris Rowthorn's Inside Osaka Travel Guide: Carefully planned itineraries, insider tips and transportation recommendations

"Osaka is usually forgotten by people who rush to visit Tokyo and Kyoto," longtime travel writer Chris Rowthorn explains to CH. "But it's got a flavor all its own and it's always a pleasant surprise to those who visit: it's cheaper and more approachable than Tokyo, and less formal and stuffy than …

Before & After: A Design Duo’s Whole-House Overhaul for $15,000

After years of living in San Francisco—they met, studied, and started a business there—designers Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming of Yield Design were …

CIA Hand Rendered Terrain Map

Doodling on grid paper

Diy Dremel Table Saw

Hi there;I bought a Dremel 3000 a few months ago. But I never used the gravure tip. When I thought of what to do with it, suddenly I came to the idea …

The Silver Metallist: Victoire Cycles Argent Veloce

France’s Victoire Cycles have been in the custom bike game for more than a few years now and each new frame is a further expression of their style. They’ve made plenty of road bikes during that time; this silver model is a fine example of their approach.<p>It’s only when a frame builder has completed …

A Worldwide Scavenger Hunt For Type Nerds

Welcome to the Futura type trap.<p>You’ll find it on the Volkswagen emblem. All over Wes Anderson movies. Writ large and in orange on the facade of a Big Lots stores. Once you know what you’re looking for, the Futura typeface is everywhere.<p>It’s a phenomenon German graphic designers Christian Weber and …

Get to Know Japan’s Underground Grime Scene in This New Documentary

The genre of grime most likely conjures images of grey English weather and the impressive accents of the British emcee’s who call it home. But this …

Custom Neon Signs for Home and Office

Cool neon signs don't have to be expensive!<p>We offer the largest selection of cool, unique, interesting, and affordable neon signs and art<p>Desktop …

A Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Dinner You Can Make in One Pan

Quick-cooking shrimp get a flavor boost from cilantro, beer, and lots of fresh lime.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin. This is production</i> …

Recipes

20 Albums You Have to Listen to Front to Back

You hate Kanye West. He’s pompous, self-absorbed, and kind of a dick. We get it. But don’t let Kanye the guy turn you off of Kanye the artist, …

The Best Instagram Accounts To Follow For Design

Co.Design writers and editors reveal their biggest Instagram crushes.<p>In need of fresh inspiration? <i>Co.Design</i>‘s writers and editors have selected their favorite design-themed Instagram accounts, capturing everything from the heady nostalgia of the Eames era to the endearingly esoteric (and moderately …

Volumetric Rendering: Signed Distance Functions

This tutorial explains how to create complex 3D shapes inside volumetric shaders. <b>Signed Distance Functions</b> (often referred as <b>Fields</b>) are mathematical …

tabtag – Glowing & Reusable MacBook Stickers

Every time I grab my MacBook and see our custom CreativeMornings tabtag, it puts a smile on my face. I am usually not someone that would E-V-E-R put …

Learn How to Properly Clean and Grease a Bike Chain In Six Steps

The chain on your bicycle can get gunked up with dirt and grime over time, so it’s a good idea to clean it every once in awhile. This illustrated …

Dental Care

The Food Lab: The Secret to Perfectly Imperfect Yakitori (Japanese-Style Grilled Chicken Skewers)

Chasing perfect yakitori—Japanese-style grilled skewered chicken—is a lifelong, full-time pursuit for some.<p>Restaurants in Japan tend to be quite different from those in the States. In the US, most restaurants offer a variety of foods cooked through various methods. You're likely to see grilled …

BBQ

Uncurl Posters Faster by Rolling Them Around a Shipping Tube

New posters can take a while to flatten when you weigh them down with books or something heavy. Use the shipping tube they came in to uncurl them …

A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear

Spring is in full swing, which means that camping trip you’ve been itching to take is just around the corner. Of course, you’ve also been meaning to …

How to make halloumi, the cheese that squeaks: DIY halloumi tastes great, and it’s not hard to make

When I’m asked why I make my own jam, pickles, cheese or bacon, the first reason that comes to mind is: It’s more delicious. But it’s also plain old …

Repair and Maintain Your Bike with These 6 Projects

Spring is here (um… at least theoretically). If you’re a cyclist, there’s nothing like early spring weather for some scenic and glorious riding, peddling off a few of those extra winter pounds, and blowing the dust off of a season’s worth of cabin fever. Spring is also a great time to blow the dust …

Upgrade Your EDC With a Better Folding Knife

A good folding knife, first and foremost, needs to be functional. It needs to handle what you throw at it, day in and day out, unscathed. But beyond …

Knives

How Handy: A DIY Sliding Kitchen Pegboard Drawer

January 27, 2012 // Posted in: DIY, Kitchen, Organized // By: Emily // 14 responses<p>Tags<p>I geeked out with excitement a little bit this week when I …

Modified 1988 BMW 535iS Turbo 5-Speed

This 1988 BMW 535is has been professionally converted to factory BMW turbo six power via fitment of a 1985 745i M106, paired to a Getrag 5-speed and …

Forget About Work-Life Balance and Try This Instead

The pressure to do it all, have it all, be it all, and still have a perfect home to throw Pinterest parties in is pervasive and leads inexorably to …