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25 Tumblr-Worthy Ways to Decorate with String Lights All Year Round

If you’re space-challenged, you may not have the luxury of storing holiday decorations during the off-season. However, it’s possible to repurpose …

Charles Eames has the perfect definition of Design

When Charles Eames responded to a questionnaire from Madame L’Amic, curator of the exhibition <i>“Qu’est ce que le design? (What is Design?)”</i> at the …

User Testing Facilitation Techniques

<b>Summary:</b> Facilitate better usability studies with these 3 techniques: Echo, Boomerang, and Columbo. These methods allow you to get clarification from …

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

<i>No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right.</i> …

A Nature-Loving Artist's 390-Square-Foot Studio

<b>Name:</b> Lisa Vanin <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto, Canada <b><br>Size:</b> 390 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 7.5 years, renting<p>A few years ago Apartment Therapy took a tour of …

Small Spaces

This Renovated London Home Now Has Giant (Glorious) Windows

<b>Name:</b> Liam and Emma Paton, with children: Finn (4) Violet (1) <b><br>Location:</b> Stoke Newington, London <b><br>Size:</b> 1700 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 5 years, …

Farrow & Ball

Touring the Home of a Design Insider

Avenue Road Founder Stephan Weishaupt shows us his understated style.<p>Stephan Weishaupt is rarely off-duty. As the Toronto-based founder of Avenue …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Read Your Way to CMO Status With the 9 Best Marketing Books

Everything revolves around marketing these days—just this week I attended an interesting talk about self-promotion on social media. Most of us not …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

​Why You Should Never Throw Away Silica Gel Packets

Those tiny little packs of dessicant that come in your new pack of shoes or your vitamins have many uses around your home. Anywhere that moisture is …

Cleaning

20 Decorating Tricks for Your Bedroom

A gallery of simple ideas to make your slumber zone dreamy.<p>Pile on the Pillows<p>Pile on the pillows, and don’t shy away from mixing patterns. Combine …

100 Inspiring Home Decorating Ideas for Any Style, Any Space

We all need a shot of inspiration from time to time when it comes to decorating ideas. Maybe you’ve moved and don’t know quite where to start making …

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

The Simple Idea That Drives Creativity At Amazon, Airbnb, And Dell

Think small.<p>When I first joined Frog design, a global innovation firm, my role was as an individual creative contributor. I was responsible for making things that helped clients better understand the business problems they faced, and offering creative solutions to those problems. My second project …

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

It’s a Wednesday morning in the IDEO San Francisco studio. Bright sunshine reflects off the Bay and through the floor-to-ceiling windows. But in the project space, the mood is darker.<p>The team is on week five of their project. They’ve been conducting tons of human-centered interviews and broad …

Creativity

Seven Serene Japanese Gardens to Visit

Sophie Walker, not content with simply being known as the young woman designing gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show, has released a book with Phaidon …

Japan

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

“Our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems.”<p>The world is changing faster than ever–socially, technologically, environmentally, politically, and economically. In the midst of these shifts, designers have the crucial …

Design Lessons from Evolutionary Biology

UX design benefits greatly from research surrounding market segmentation, personas, and analytics designed to understand the nuances of particular …

35 Simple Ways Spray Paint Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Find something that gold spray paint can't fix. Try.

Check out Apple’s WWDC 2017 in sketchnotes

What an amazing week it was at this year’s Apple WWDC, which returned to San Jose, California. It was a week packed with events, announcements, developers, Apple Fans, and sketchnotes. Take a look back at the week in sketchnotes.<p>Keynote<p>The keynote has primarily focused on software for the past …

30 Days Of Meals You Can Eat During A Sugar Detox

I gave up all added sugar and artificial sweeteners for an entire month and actually didn't hate it. Here's everything I ate along the way.

36 Days of Type submission by Carlo Cadenas

Colorful typographic 3D illustrations created by Carlo Cadenas for 36 Days of Type.Carlo Cadenas is a Buenos Aires, Argentina based freelance art …

Graphic Design

5 Dynamite Decorating Lessons from Design Duo Tilton Fenwick

“For us, good design is about creating livable spaces that stand the test of time,” says Suysel dePedro Cunningham, who, with Anne Maxwell Foster, …