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Annie Leibovitz is Teaching Her First-Ever Online Photography Class

Want to take a class from one of the world’s best photographers from the comfort of your own home? Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is …

Photography

Best Photos of 2017

Best of 2017<p>National Geographic's 57 best images of the year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.

Travel Photography

Free Courses on Design from the Famous California Design Firm IDEO Start This Week

A quick fyi: This week, the famous California design firm IDEO has launched two free courses--a 7-week Introduction to Human-Centered Design and a …

Philippe Starck on how bezel-less screens will be the end of phone design

But "it’s the right thing to do," says prolific designer<p>It’s been a big week for phones with skinny bezels. The iPhone X was finally revealed, of course, featuring a design where almost the entire front of the phone is taken up by the screen. And one day earlier, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix 2, its …

How to switch your career to product design

Learn from 6 Dropbox designers with different backgrounds<p>There’s no single path to product design. Our motley crew here at Dropbox includes a former …

Introducing DesignBetter.Co—the essential guide to product design

Good product design is difficult. Like any craft, good design requires mastery of many practices—for individual designers and across design teams. …

Principles of Product Design—essential practices to build great products

Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? I admit, I’ve played a few times. You won’t be surprised to learn I never did win the big jackpot. Seeing …

Product Management

Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible

Book recommendation: Dieter Rams – As Little Design As Possible, a book published by Phaidon Press.Written by Sophie Lovell, the book is an …

Ego Erectus by Mario Mankey

Mankey’s installation has been presented at The Haus in Berlin — an old bank-turned-art space that hosts the work of hundreds of creatives. 165 artists turned an entire building into a gigantic and immersive experience, filled with art concepts featured across a vast range of disciplines. Mankey ‘<i>manifests the underlying contradictions between humans and primates</i>,‘ he describes. ‘<i>he works with human behaviors that he finds disturbing, focusing mainly on the eternal contradictions of the modern</i> …

The Art of Elena Limkina

If you’ve got an old soul, you’ll be enamored by the delightfully old-fashioned work of Moscow-based artist Elena Limkina. Every week, she offers the world a glimpse into her personal sketchbook, and its pages tell vivid stories of nature, architecture, and classical paintings.

Vincent Leroy’s Grand Palais mirror proposal makes you lose your mark

The ‘Pebble’, conceived by Vincent Leroy, occupies a space with an incredible aesthetic experience. This gigantic elliptical mirror floats with utmost grace, softness and voluptuousness, like this example inside the ‘Grand Palais’ in Paris. Read more following the source link.

The Benefits of Creating a Design System

Styleguides have been around for years and have always been important to the visual identity of a company, but the rebrand of the term has given a …

Spectacular mountain-like Valley breaks ground in Amsterdam

A jagged mountain-like mass is turning up on Amsterdam’s pancake-flat landscape. MVRDV recently broke ground on Valley, a 75,000-square-meter …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Designer creates daredevil secret studio under a bridge

No trolls, just a design studio under that bridge<p>The phenomenon of pop-up, guerilla architecture is nothing new, but rarely is it as thrilling as Fernando Abellanas’s hidden design studio. Affixed to the underside of a concrete traffic bridge in an unnamed location in Valencia, Spain, the space …

How to Paint Abstracts From a Photo

01<p>of 10<p>Using a Reference Photo as a Starting Point for Abstracts<p>Some people paint abstracts entirely from their imaginations, but I find it essential …

Graphics

Repurposed shipping containers inject funky and unexpected color to a historic home renovation

When LOT-EK was tapped to renovate a 1930s Brooklyn carriage house, the clients encouraged the architecture firm to go big and bold—never mind the …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

The Art of Remo Lienhard

Swiss artist <b>Remo Lienhard</b> (aka Wes21) uses a playful mix of science fiction and the natural world to cover the sides of buildings as well as canvases. From strange hybrid spaceship ladybirds to transformer bumblebees, his work has a futuristic and technological element at times. His fascination with the natural world leads him to juxtapose the beauty of animals with surrealism. Often his depictions are humorous such as a sloth switching off a streetlamp and grizzly bears going on a camping trip.

Christo unveils a modern miracle: 'For 16 days, they will walk on water!'

<b>Christo, the artist who ‘wrapped’ the Reichstag, has completed his latest show-stopper. Gaby Wood joins him in Italy for a sneak preview of 'The Floating Piers'</b><p>On the edge of a small lake in northern Italy, an 80-year-old artist looks out from his temporary headquarters. “In that lake is the …

Come On Join The Mudslide: The Hack Bike Derby Movie

Back in February, some of the UK’s top young frame builders — all good mates and alumni of The Bicycle Academy — congregated in a muddy Somerset wood to race very rudimentary klunker bikes. There was blood, mud, beers and tears, and now, finally, there is a short film as evidence of the event.<p>The …

Mudslides

The future of skyscrapers: A huge drone hive, an subterranean Central Park and a 'rain maker' building are among winners of this year's design competition

• <b>This year's winner is the New York Horizon project which proposes to dig down to the bedrock of Central Park</b>• <b><br>Park's newly unveiled mountains and lakes</b> …

Adobe XD Is A Slick UX Design Tool With Zero Learning Curve

Free to try, Adobe XD allows you to go from wireframe to interactive prototype, from desktop to mobile, in seconds.<p>The greatest compliment I can pay to Adobe XD is that it feels like an iPad app, even though it’s made for desktop.<p>While Adobe has been known for its desktop suite of software rooted …

Adobe

Hollywood’s Golden Age, As Photographed By Charles Eames

Legendary designers Charles and Ray Eames were multimedia masters, frequently—and brilliantly—communicating their philosophy through film and photography.<p>Over the years, their image archive grew to include over 750,000 snapshots that document everything from travels through India to the circus. One …

Design

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

Pirelli calendar goes with less steam and more jokes for 2016

Annie Leibovitz opts for natural and effortless style in portraits of Serena Williams, Yoko Ono, Amy Schumer and others<p>The annual calendar produced by Pirelli tyres – which traditionally centres on the artfully lit nude bodies of female supermodels – has been unveiled, presenting a dramatic shift …

Jokes

This is Wedding Photographer Sam Hurd’s Impressive Backup Workflow

Washington D.C.-based wedding photographer Sam Hurd has quite a wild backup system for his clients’ images. In an article and video Hurd posted on …

Silver Army Men

Pretty much anyone over the age of 30 had a set of green plastic army men to play with when they were young. These Silver Army Men are just like …