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Is Ikea The End Of Design? See The Italian Counterattack At This Powerful Milan Design Exhibit

Future archeologists studying the material culture of austerity need look no further than the Ikea catalogue. Even in Milan, the design capital of Europe, people under forty are likely to eat on a <i>Tärendö</i> table and to sleep in a <i>Fjelsse</i> bed – if they’re not couch-surfing on the <i>Knislinge</i> sofa of a …

Stunning Product Photography with an iPhone and a Desk Lamp

As I start to get more campaign work via Instagram for product photography, I've found that I need to use every bit of my creative mindset to get the …

Smith & Wesson

10 Brilliant Quotes From Warren Buffett, America's Second-Richest Person

Whether it's ketchup or ice cream or more recently batteries, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is a powerhouse, managing a stable of more than 80 businesses. Its stock trades at more than $210,000 per share.<p>And if Berkshire Hathaway is legit, then Buffett -- the company's charismatic leader -- …

Investing

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Landscape Photography

Boudoir Posing Guide eBook

1<p>The Complete Guide to Boudoir Posing<p>Your time during a boudoir shoot is quite often very limited. The following posing guidelines are designed to be …

eBooks

35 Premium Photoshop Tutorials: How to do Photo Manipulation

Learning all the ways you can edit your photos and images is like someone that finally learns the proper drawing techniques. Before, the person was …

Tutorials

How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder …

Need to Shoot at Night? Three Essential Pieces of Lighting Gear

I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop). The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again. With a …

7 Tips for Photographing Groups

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you usually photograph people, products, landscapes or insects, the time will come …

Five key campaigns using visual storytelling archetypes to engage audiences

Universal archetypes are all around us. From the Rebel to the Innocent, the Hero to the Caregiver, archetypes are used to tell stories in popular …

The power of visual storytelling

<b>We’ve all seen the statistics, and there’s no doubt that content marketing is vastly more effective when images or video are added.</b><p>Brands that use …

5 Emerging Content Format Trends In 2014

Reinvention is a word that most marketers understand, especially in the digital age. According to Adobe's 2014 Dig­i­tal Road­block report, 64% of …

Social Media Personas: What You Need To Know

How Does Your Target Audience Engage On Social Media?<p><b> <br>Social media</b> platforms allow different facets of your audience’s personality to shine through. …

Microsoft Story Labs

A Quick and Easy Content Marketing ROI Tip Sheet

One of the biggest challenges facing content marketers today is how to measure the effectiveness of their content marketing. According to the B2B …

Transmedia Storytelling: You Need a Plan, Man

Most people say public speaking is their #1 fear, mine is breaking the ice. Like when my boss sends me as a liaison to an event, and small talk is …

Transmedia

How to Set Up For a Video Meeting

<i>Yoav Hornung is an award-winning young filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Veed.me, a video production marketplace.</i><p>We all know that there’s nothing like a face-to-face meeting.<p>Actually, at Veed.me, when we say “face-to-face,” we actually refer to meeting in person while in …

Reykjavik cops win Instagram and other great creative from around the globe

<i>Digiday is launching a new monthly feature that will highlight interesting, creative, funny or otherwise notable digital projects from around the</i> …

Apartment with Green Walls by SVOYA Studio

SVOYA Studio have designed an apartment with green walls in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.<p>Project description<p>The space of the apartment, its benefits often …

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A Bench That Challenges Gravity

Sometimes, (as we all know very well), all you need are two legs. Izabela Boloz examines that further in her Leaning Bench, a simple, two-legged …

Plate Pavilion at The Malta Design Week

Irina Miodragovic Vella (University of Malta), Steve DeMicoli (DeMicoli & Associates, dfab.studio) and Toni Kontik (ETH Zurich) combined design …

Quercus – Desk Lamp Design by Max Ashford

Quercus, a stylish desk lamp design concept by Max Ashford for young professionals.<p>Max Ashford, a young product design student from the Falmouth …

Product Design

Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams | Colossal

<p>Artist and illustrator Morgana Wallace creates mixed media compositions that reference various aspects of mythology and realms of fantasy. The …