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A Notebook-Inspired Cabinet and Bench by Swedish Ninja

Malmo-based design studio Swedish Ninja, headed up by Maria Gustavsson, recently released two new products that merge metal bases and cork with …

Furniture

Freebie: A collection of mesh gradients by LS Graphics

Again, the awesome folks from Lstore Graphics have been pulling together another rad freebie that we would love to share on ABDZ. For those who don't …

Graphics

Iconic Objects of the Past “Dissected” Into Incredible Suspended Sculptures

Self-taught artist John A. Peralta has long been fascinated with the inner workings of everyday objects. As a child, he would take apart machines to see how they work and create inventions with the pieces. Now, the fine artist uses that curiosity to dissect iconic objects of the past, stringing up …

Art

Dichroic Installations Reflect Dazzling Rainbows When Light Hits Them

Artist Chris Wood has mastered the medium of light. For years, she has created dichroic arrangements that play with luminescence to produce colorful shadows and radiant reflections. Today, Wood continues this practice, crafting ethereal installations that offer “ephemeral glimpsed moments in the …

Art

The Man Who Changed Male Erotica Forever

Over the course of five decades, American photographer, filmmaker, and publisher Jim French (1932-2017) elevated male erotica to a place of honour …

Art

Fresh from the Dairy: Shibori Dyeing

I love the indigo hues and accidental patterns that go hand in hand with shibori dyeing. I’m told it’s a fairly easy DIY to take on during a free …

Design

Spectacular Shortlist for Best Astronomy Photos of the Year Announced

Aimed at awarding the best international space photography, the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest celebrates its 10th anniversary. The astrophotography competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in London and showcases the immense talent it takes to capture …

Photography

15 Surreal Facts About Salvador Dalí

With a career that spanned more than six decades, Salvador Dalí is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in modern art. Upon his death in 1989, he'd created an astonishing legacy that not only includes his most famous Surrealist paintings, but sculpture, film, photography, and much …

Art

Motion Design & Typography Awesomeness for Adobe Hidden Treasures Bauhaus Dessau

Adobe invited Melanie Stirner to take part in the Adobe Live Event in Munich from June 19th to 21st, 2018 and to work on a motion design project on …

Typography

25 Free Elegant Fonts You Should Download

Are you in need of free elegant fonts for your current web or print designs? Here are 25 of the best free elegant fonts on the web!These free fonts …

Typography

Playing with Paints but Without the Mess

Sometimes I toy with the idea of buying a large canvas and a multitude of paints to create a new piece of abstract wall decor for my home. Society6 …

Furniture

Weird World Cup x Football Beyond Borders

Our good friend Gordon Reid and in collaboration with designer Callum Stephenson have set up a fun World Cup project. For this project they have …

Who's Driving Tokyo Photography Series

We have featured the work of Oleg Tolstoy before on ABDZ with the "The Tourist Trap" Series. Now he is back with a photography series entitled: Who's …

Palma Introduces Plants and Lighting to Indoor Settings

Vibia, the lighting brand well-versed in forward-thinking design, just introduced their latest collection, called Palma, designed by Antoni Arola. …

The Urban Grid Inspires nortstudio’s Bench Series

Beginning in the late sixteenth century, the roots of modern urbanism began taking hold in cities across Northern Europe, with grid-like developments …

Desktop Wallpaper: June 2018

This month’s Designer Desktop features a long-time favorite designer and artist of ours, Rebecca Atwood. Based in Brooklyn, she designs wallpaper and …

Google Pixel 2 Wallpapers by Leta Sobierajski & Wade Jeffree

We are sharing this very cool project by Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree for the Google Pixel 2. It's a crazy fact that the wallpapers they have …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

2018 FIFA World Cup Retro Poster Design

The awesome folks over at ∆ Studio—JQ ∆ have been sharing this incredible poster design for the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will take place in Russia. …

Two-Tone Bathrooms Are Having a Moment - Here Are Our Favorites

If you have yet to notice, we have somewhat of an obsession with bathrooms. From the latest trends to the broad spectrum of vibrant hues that inspire …

Flyer Design Inspiration

We live in a digital world with everyone glued to their smartphones at every turn but the analog world is still very important, especially when it …

Textured Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Majestic Beauty of Whales

Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina creates expressive palette knife paintings that capture the majestic beauty of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. Using thick daubs of acrylic paint, each textured whale painting is full of energy, illustrating their powerful movements as they glide …

Painting

Rare Photos Show a Completely Deserted Great Wall of China Covered in Fog

Earlier this year, self-taught Spanish photographer Andres Gallardo Albajar embarked on a 5-week trip around Asia. With a list of must-see architectural marvels in mind, he made his way to the <b>Great Wall of China</b>, where he welcomed a rare sight: the popular tourist attraction was empty.<p>In his …

Great Wall of China

Stunning Landscape Photos of Holland When 7 Million Tulips Bloom All at Once

In 2015, couple Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger decided to wave goodbye to their comfortable life in South Africa, and embark on an adventure across the world. Having visited more than 40 countries (and counting), the nomadic duo share their experiences via their blog, <i>How Far From Home</i>. Their …

Artist Performs Stunning Underwater Choreography in the World’s Deepest Pool

Performed and directed by French deep-sea diver, dancer, and filmmaker Julie Gautier, <i>AMA</i> is a video performance project that follows the artist’s graceful underwater movements. Filmed in the <b>world’s deepest pool</b> in Venice, Italy, the captivating underwater dance is titled after the Japanese word for …

20+ Websites for Incredible Free Stock Photos

Whether you're a blogger looking for the perfect photo to accompany your article or a designer in need of an image for a new T-shirt, there are innumerable reasons that free images come in handy. But, as you're searching for <b>stock photography</b>, it's important to know the right places to do so in …

Web Design

Rare Photos of the First Australasian Expedition to Antarctica in 1911

In 1911, a group of scientists and adventurers set off on the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which covered previously unexplored areas of Antarctica. Led by Dr. Douglas Mawson—a geologist, explorer, and academic—the voyage produced a wealth of scientific information and aided in mapping the …

Australasia

Early Highlights of “People” in the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is in full swing, with submissions pouring in from international travel photographers. Five weeks into the submission period and it's clear that it will be no easy task for the jury of experts to declare a winner. And a new …

Travel Photography

Long Exposure Photos Capture the Swirling Star Trails Across the Namib Desert

The night sky has been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history, resulting in timeless masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s <i>The Starry Night</i>. And as one of the most challenging subjects to photograph, <b>star trails</b> are certainly worth the effort when they’re captured in all of their colorful, …

Landscape Photography

Photographer Captures Unbelievable Colors Reflected in Breaking Ocean Waves

Based in the south coast of Australia, Ryan Pernofski uses his iPhone to capture the majestic beauty of breaking ocean waves. The talented surf photographer first plunged into the water with his iPhone in 2012, using Optrix underwater housing equipment to avoid it getting wet. Since then, he’s been …

Photography