Shirley Pryor

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10 most hated logos (and what they teach us)

One of the defining features of branding over the last decade is the freedom that social media gives for anyone to launch an immediate personal …

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

From Start To Finish...Lightroom & Photoshop Tips For Portraits

Sony Artisan Of Imagery Chris Orwig shows how he uses Lightroom and then Photoshop to as he takes a portrait from start to finish. In the tutorial, …

Photographer Explores the Rainbow-Colored Neighborhoods of Istanbul

Most Istanbul photos depict ancient Turkish architecture such as ornate mosques, traditional stone houses, or even mystical market streets. However, there’s also a surprising modern side to city that many people don't know about. Architect and photographer Yener Torun has been capturing the …

Istanbul

Photographer Visualizes Hearing Loss as Artistically Blurred Street Photography

Viewing his photos as paintings, Chilean photographer Eduardo Asenjo Matus has a unique technique for capturing the spirit of his environment. Using a neutral density filter, he employs long exposures to focus in on his primary subject, leaving the rest in an artistic blur. The former graphic …

Street Photography

9 Things Logo Designers Wish Clients Knew

Considering reaching out to a designer to have a new logo created?We asked a few top logo designers and branding specialists the most important …

How to Buy, Prep and Cook Scallops

For many home cooks, scallops are a seafood reserved for fancy meals out; however, preparing scallops at home is far easier than you might think. …

Photographing The Milky Way | Ideal Camera Settings

Have you recently ventured away from your city or suburban home and seen the night sky, even the Milky Way, with your unaided eyes? Whenever people …

25 Beautiful Backyard Ponds With Waterfalls

01 of 26<p>How to Design a Pond and Water Feature<p>One of the most powerful elements you can add to your landscaping is a water feature. Ponds with …

Landscaping

25 Best Free Fonts for Commercial Use

Typography is one of the main components of a design and a primary way of communication. There are thousands of fonts that can be found online, so as …

DIY Simple Window Locks to Keep Your Home Safe

The latches on most double hung windows are no match for a burglar with a pry bar. Pin locks are an easy solution. To install one, all you have to do …

Poem of the Day: O New York!

ghosts of America roam<br>land of fast food <br>joints defined by movement<br>herds of taxi cabs apartments too expensive to rent<br>trained hands typing digital …

January in Paris by Billy Collins

JSTOR and the Poetry Foundation are collaborating to digitize, preserve, and extend access to <i>Poetry</i>.

Rumpus Original Poetry: Three Poems by José Olivarez

<b>My Parents Fold Like Luggage</b>my parents fold like luggage<br>into the trunk of a Toyota Tercel.<br>stars glitter against a black sky.<br>from the sky, the Tercel …

11 Red Bedrooms You'll Fall in Love With

This daring and vivacious color will instantly transform your space.<p>Red has long been known to evoke love, power, romance, and a bold energy. Still, many are hesitant to take on the task of perfecting a red bedroom. Fear no more, as we break down 11 red bedrooms that are guaranteed to make you …

Cool Beds For Small Rooms With Limited Storage

Living in a small place can be very practical and in some cases really cozy too but that doesn’t mean it’s not also challenging. One of the biggest …

20 Clever Life Hacks You Wish You’d Thought Of

Everyone knows life can get pretty crazy sometimes, so I’ve compiled a list of 25 life hacks that you can use to make your life just a smidgen easier …

25 Brilliant DIY Jewelry Organizing and Storage Projects

We all love wearing it. Putting it away and keeping it organized though is another story altogether. Imagine having the perfect place to keep all of …

12 Amazing Cheap DIY Projects Under $10

1. DIY Projects That Won’t Cost a Fortune to Make<p>Some bloggers have such a knack for wowing us with their innovative and inspiring DIYs. The problem, …

15 DIY Loft Beds Plans & Ideas That Are as Pretty as They Are Comfy

A few years back my husband and I decided we wanted to make our girls a set of bunk beds. They shared a room and we felt it would help with space.<p>My …

10 Cool DIY Projects That Will Transform Your House Into A Beautiful Hangout

These 10 DIY projects will transform the mojo of your house. They are easy to make and spectacular to look at. You will want to try them at least for …

7 Things That'll Make Your Life A Little Easier In July

Get your month together.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 7 Actually Doable Ways To Be More Organized In June<p>• 9 Ways To Get Out Sweat Stains Using Things You Probably Already Own<p>• 16 Ways To Use Your Dishwasher To Clean Almost Everything You Own

8 Creative DIY Ideas That Will Transform Your Garden

A garden filled with lush greenery is the holy grail of your home during the summer. But it is only as good as you make it, so take a look at what we …

11 Beach Inspired Home Decorations

These DIY Beach decorations can be made from store-bought items or from your own collected beach treasures. These are a great way to make Beach …

30 Most GENIUS Camping DIY Projects Like A Pro Camper

Going on a camping trip is such an exciting adventure. Getting back to nature can be very refreshing and spending time in the great outdoors, away …

13 Super Interesting DIY Garden Globes Ideas With Tutorials

Find out the 13 affordable, interesting, and easy to do DIY Garden Globes Ideas available in this post with the tutorials!<p>1. Concrete Spheres<p>Style …

Alcohol Painted Trivets

These alcohol ink trivets are very easy to create, and make the perfect get together activity to enjoy with friends, and small groups. The can also …

Tute Tuesday: Silverware Pouch

What are your planning for this July 4th? A backyard BBQ? What about a relaxing camping trip? No matter what your plans are this holiday, take that …

9 DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Home

1. DIY Tree Slice Hairpin Leg Coffee Table<p>Give yourself somewhere to put down your drink in your living room by making a coffee table out of a tree …

6 Awesome DIY Projects That Will Transform Your Kids’ Bedroom

A child’s bedroom is like their sanctuary, it offers them a space to have fun, grow, and unabashedly be themselves. Even if it isn’t the most …