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14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

8 Breathtaking New Photos of the #FollowMeTo Couple in India and Singapore

As always, this is the epitome of #wanderlust and #relationshipgoals.<p>When we last left Natalia and Murad Osmann–better known as the #FollowMeTo couple that became famous for their beautiful photos featuring Natalia leading her man to stunning locations across the globe—they had just gotten married …

Designing the Visual Identity of 'Girls'

We talked to creative director Howard Nourmand about working with Lena Dunham on 'Girls' and 'It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.'<p>Grand Jeté<p>The title sequence for <i>Girls</i> is simple but distinct: a single frame of bold typography. Though Lena Dunham's HBO series nearly kicked off with an intro …

Stunning Puddle Reflections Add Magic to Everyday Scenes

Among the city streets and large stone buildings, photographer Daniel Antunes captures glimpses of a world turned topsy-turvy. The Lisbon-based creative has a knack for finding puddles of water that cast brilliant reflections of the surrounding cityscape. Historical monuments, a scooter driver, and …

Roads

20 web designers to follow on Behance

Behance is a great place to find new work and creative inspiration from top web designers and agencies. But with so many of them to browse through, …

Graphic Design

28 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Reimagined in Minimalist Graphics by Italian Illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

I have an immense soft spot for artistic interpretations of literary classics, from Salvador Dalí’s art for <i>Don Quixote</i> to the finest illustrations from 150 years of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> to the most creative takes on <i>The Hobbit</i>. Naturally, I was instantly taken with <b>Classics Reimagined: The Wonderful</b> …

20 Classic Stories by The New Yorker Women

This week <i>The New Yorker</i> relaunched its website, opened up its archives since 2007 to non-subscribers, and announced a forthcoming metered paywall. …

45 Examples of Company Branding in Print Design Work

Print work covers such an array of ideas that it’s tough to pigeonhole one single aspect. When mentioning a company’s brand I typically think about …

R.I.P. Massimo Vignelli, One Of The Greatest 20th Century Designers

Italian design legend Massimo Vignelli, best known for designing an iconic-yet-controversial version of the New York City subway map in the 1970s, died in his New York City home Tuesday morning at age 83.<p>Italian design legend Massimo Vignelli, best known for designing an iconic-yet-controversial …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

16 Beautiful Horizontal Scrolling Websites

Web developers have always looked for ways in order to improve the way a website looks. One of these new and innovative ways was horizontal scrolling …

10 of the Most Beautiful and Inspirationally Designed Websites

I managed to gather a collection of eye-popping and most beautiful websites that would surely give you inspiration for the next project you’ll be …

Web Design

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

<b>Alice Adeline Cook – Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum</b><p>Following up from the Sifter’s original vintage mug shots post, this time the …

Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more …

A Reboot Of The Original MacPaint

Unless you’ve booted up your original Macintosh 128K recently–you know, that one with all the Mac team’s signatures inside that would have been a serious collector’s item had you kept it–you probably haven’t thought about bitmap creator MacPaint in a very long time (or at all). But thanks to Martin …

Urban Sprawl: Get Fat, Stay Poor, And Die In Car Crashes

A new report on metro density says it straight: Quality of life improves in compact cities.<p>That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new study, Measuring Sprawl 2014, now finds that people who live in densely populated regions benefit in many ways. In brief, they …

Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

Silicon Valley

First Sigma 50mm Art Lens Review Claims Nikon and Canon Aren’t On the Same Level

When Sigma announced their 50m f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, they included some extremely dramatic statements. Not only did they say that they wanted to …

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen | Colossal

<p>Photography student Guy Cohen lives and studies in Jerusalem, and travels to locations around Israel and elsewhere in the world to capture some of …