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WGSN’s colour director on the evolution of how humans perceive and define colour

<i>WGSN’s colour director Jane Monnington Boddy tells the fascinating history of how humans have attempted to communicate and define colour, following</i> …

Pencil Portraits - How to Draw an Ear

Drawing the Ear: Step by Step<p>Our pencil study of an ear is broken down into three steps to help you understand each stage of the drawing process. We …

Personal Organizing

10 incredible online art schools

There was a time, not so very long ago, when art schools and ateliers were your only options for attaining a higher art education. Typically …

Digital Art

6 Amazing Caves You Can Visit Around the World

The earth has many beautiful wonders on its surface, but a surreal landscape lies below in caves. Humans have been exploring the earth’s pockets for …

New Zealand

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

These Aerial Photos Make Salt Ponds Look Like Abstract Art

Canadian photographer David Burdeny captures the chemical compositions of salt ponds all over the world.<p>Untouched by man, natural landscapes bloom with color in the <i>Salt Series</i> by photographer David Burdeny. Aerial images of vibrant salterns blur the line between documentary photographs and …

A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures

A new book Plant: Exploring The Botanical World celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans

Photoshop

Talented Architect Demonstrates His Clever Method For Drawing Accurate Points of Perspective

Talented Iranian architect Reza Asgaripour demonstrated his clever method for accurately calculating and drawing points of perspective using elastic …

15 Basic Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Have you always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but you’ve never actually tried your hand at real drawing techniques before? Drawing is something …

Sketching

Chinese oil paintings shine in Stockholm

<i>White and Black</i>, by Ding Fang. [Photo/Chinaculture.org] An exhibition titled "Beyond Image: the Oil Paintings from China", was held in Stockholm, …

China

The Lost and the Strange: Paintings by Pamela Wilson

Pamela Wilson is a California-based artist who paints offbeat characters in surreal worlds. Among her colorful cast are dark-eyed children collecting …

Art

10 Beautiful Fonts That All Designers Must Have For 2016

<b>Designers</b>, are you in need of fresh new fonts for your yearend projects? If you answered “yes”, here are 10 awesome fonts to add to your typographic …

Typography

Imaginative Illustration Series

Originaire de Hong Kong, Peony Yip est une illustratrice qui travaille sous le mystérieux nom de <i>White Deer</i>. Et c’est d’une manière aussi mystérieuse …

9 Ideas For Including Weathering Steel Planters In Your Garden

Weathering steel, also known as COR-TEN steel, is a popular material to use as planters for many reasons. Many people find it aesthetically pleasing, …

11 Awesome Examples Of Modern House Boats

Houseboats are attractive alternatives to ordinary houses. They’re often more affordable and usually offer exceptional views of nature.<p>Here are 11 …

Tokyo Deco: Japanese Art Deco at Hillwood

Courtesy The Levenson<p>“<i>Of course</i> the Japanese did Art Deco. And of course they did it beautifully,” Estella Chung says. “There are already things in …

Stylish Shelving Units Help Improve Your Home Decor

Shelving units are becoming increasingly popular and the simplicity and minimalism of modern and contemporary interior designs are starting to make …

Creating multiple lighting setups in 14 steps

As a sketch/colour artist for Pixar, my job involves creating colour and textural design for sets and characters, and lighting designs for sequences …

15 Creative Playground Designs You'll Wish Existed When You Were A Kid

We’re all used to what a playground should look like from when we were growing up…swings, a metal slide, a sand box and monkey bars. But there’s a …

Here’s Another Good Reason Not to Be Scared of Carbs | Women's Health

But even the Ghost of Paleo Present can't stop a growing group of scientists and food manufacturers from declaring that carbs may actually help us burn fat better—and by carbs, they mean resistant starch (RS) carbohydrates.<p><b>Why These Carbs Rock</b><br>Though most people haven't heard of them, more experts …

Monk artist brings spirit, flowers to Macao - Culture

At his current solo exhibition in Macao, monk and painter Shi Dachan converses with nature and the world of Zen through his ink paintings and …

Art

A Look Inside Your Wireless Speaker: Beats Pill Plus Teardown

The Drafting Table Quarterback waxes poetic about speaker design<p><i>Welcome to the second edition of the Drafting Table Quarterback. In this series, we</i> …

CEDAR RAPIDS - Joanne Ribble, who died in 2012 at age 81, was well-known locally as an arts advocate. Her closet friends, however, knew she also was an accomplished, well-trained artist. Sean Ulmer, executive director at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, knew her for years before finding out about her talent at the easel.

Diana Nollen<p>The Gazette<p>Cedar Rapids native performs with — and learns from — Timberlake, Indigo Girls<p>Iowa City artist wins national opera …

Art

Artist Makes Rainbows with Broken Glass, Mirrors, and Lasers

The new installation from Jayson Haebich looks like a shattered aurora borealis.<p>Like an indoor aurora borealis that you can touch (although we don't recommend it), light artist and creative coder Jayson Haebich's new installation, <i>Diffusion</i>, fuses ethereal multicolored light with a jarring pile of …

Contemporary Houseboat in the Netherlands Offers Both Privacy and Views

Located on a canal in Utrecht, The Netherlands, this houseboat by <b>BYTR Architects</b> is a contemporary dream. The clients wanted the experience of living …

Nets for lying in become a unique attraction at this waterfront walkway

When RS+ designed a new walkway on the edge of Paprocany Lake in Poland, they included a section with nets for people to lay in. The nets, which are …

Design studio SOFTlab, have created “Crystalized,” a sculpture that hangs in a New York City shoe boutique. More photos - http://bit.ly/1M5RMRK

The vertical garden in this house reconnects the residents with nature

Urban life often isolates people from nature, so Apostrophy’s design studio included this 25 foot(7.5 meter) high vertical garden, inside this house …