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5 expensive logos and what they teach us

It’s difficult to know, most of the time, how much big companies really spend on logo designs and redesigns. Few firms are willing to share figures, …

Graphic Design

What you need to know about ticks

<b>(CNN) —</b> As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures. Worry, though, is unnecessary …

La Barbecue’s Big Texas Smoking Rig Should Arrive in Los Angeles by September

The anticipation for <b>La Barbecue</b> is growing, as the Austin-based meat smokers are now claiming that they could be up and running in Los Angeles by September. That’s according to Eater Austin, who offer some insightful gems about the move west.<p>Eater’s Austin affiliate digs into a bunch of La Barbecue …

Los Angeles

This Woman Is Said to Rival Einstein, and She's Only 23

by Karla Lant March 13, 2017 Hard Science 138982<p>Einstein For Millennials<p>At age 14, Sabrina Pasterski walked onto the MIT campus to request …

How clutter affects you (and what you can do about it)

Cleaning out your closet, emptying your inbox, putting things where they ‘belong.’<p>A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product …

Bored? 100+ Things You Can Do Right Now

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Time Management<p>Things to Do When You're Bored<p>Bored? 100+ Things You Can Do Right Now<p>Shares<p>To certain busy people, boredom's a serious …

Typography meets data in this amazing free font

If words are never quite enough for you, here's a great new free font that can add a little more meaning to your text.<p>Datalagreya is a clever …

What I've learned in my first year of photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens (Nikon D5300 and a prime 50mm).<p>These are some of the …

25 striking wildlife photos that show nature at its most tranquil and brutal

LONDON — The winners of the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have already been declared, but now you can have …

10 apartments that are simple and extraordinary at the same time

One of the style capitals in the world, you'd expect Milan apartments to really look the part wouldn't you? Well… you're not wrong! We've found 10 …

10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

Minimalistic Approach

These 15-minute recipes from Thug Kitchen will help you cook “fast as f*ck”

The Thug Kitchen ethos is definitely not one of subtlety. (This is, after all, the vegan recipe site that proclaims “This is the only website …

Vegan Recipes

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

A small but beautiful house that this couple built on a tiny budget

If you’re looking for an attractive yet elegant architecture idea for your modern home, then homify has the perfect design for you. This classic and …

The winning images from Telegraph Travel's first Instagram competition

We asked our Instagram followers to share their very favourite picture from their travels and received more than 1000 fantastic images. We very much enjoyed poring over the wanderlust-inducing images, shared with the hashtag #TeleTravelBucketList.<p>After careful deliberation, we have chosen a winner: …

Google Nik Collection review

<b>Update:</b> The free version of Google Nik Collection is no longer available to download. We'll be reviewing the new, premium version of the package soon.<p>…

Tutorials

5 Examples of Iconic Modern Architecture That Have Serious Flaws

From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, AD surveys some of the most architecturally significant homes that were built with flaws<p>Architecture, like art, becomes iconic when it breaks from the current mode and challenges viewers and inhabitants to approach living with …

Having this retro arcade console on your desk will make you the coolest person in the office

8Bitdo is a company that specializes in game controllers, and now it’s trying out a bit of furniture design. This year at Gamescon the company unveiled its 8Bitdo Desktop Arcade Joy Stick, and the company's showing off the pretty arcade system on its Facebook. Check out that retro wooden design. We …

Garden fencing for nosey neighbours in stylish ways

Is there anything worse than planning to spend some time out in your garden, only to see your neighbours peering over or twitching their curtains? …

10 best new web design tools in August 2016

The two major launches this month are Pattern Lab 2, which is a tool for building atomic design systems, and Fractal, a tool for building web …

Prototyping

Peek Inside The Notebooks Of A Legendary Logo Designer

A new Kickstarter is raising funds to publish the notebooks of Lance Wyman, the designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics logo.<p>In 1968, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed the iconic Mexico Olympics identity, hailed today as arguably the strongest branding of any Olympic Games. The success …

Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google

A new degree program with SCAD aims to “fill the gaps” in user experience design education.<p>As a profession, “designer” is constantly evolving. Fifty years ago, chances are you’d either be a graphic designer, industrial designer, or furniture designer. In five decades, you might be an artificial …

A renovation that shows that nothing is impossible

If you are one of those people who thinks it preferable to buy a new home, creating a project to your needs and with your means, you need to know …

15 easy DIY ideas to make your home more special

We've all got a crafty DIY side to us. If only we could think of some fun and easy home improvement projects to complete in order to zing up our …

10 Abandoned Theme Parks That Are Hauntingly Beautiful Photos

Blending nostalgia with mystery, these eerily magnificent theme parks once boasted daily rosters of bustling crowds but are now empty, haunting spaces to be explored only by the curious and daring. One such adventurer is Seph Lawless, the pseudonymous photographer who’s turning images of deserted …