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Selfies, Frontbacks and More: The New Wave of Mobile Photo Apps

These apps take your mobile photos beyond the flattering Instagram filter.<p>Instagram is old news at this point … right? Okay, I still use the app regularly. But smartphone cameras have progressed to the point where we can get pretty artistic with our mobile photos, beyond just ultra-flattering …

This is the new YotaPhone: A 5" Android smartphone with a 4.7" touchscreen e-ink display on the back

Russian handset maker Yota Devices has revealed details of its second generation e-ink display equipped YotaPhone today at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.<p>The new device follows in the footsteps of the original, but shows a maturation of the technology concepts it was showing off first time …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Roxy Torres’ hand-lettered envelopes make an amazing first impression - The Fox Is Black

In the competitive field of design catching the attention of potential employers is crucial. Freelance designer Roxy Torres caught the attention of …

Sexy Hollywood Bath

How about a sexy soak in a tub that has all the glitz and glam of Hollywood? The Xiuxi Bathtub has air injection device at the bottom that puts forth …

Finally! A Device That Just Might End Bad Posture

Sure, we all probably spend an inordinate amount of time perched (read: slumped) behind our laptops each day. Hey, those cat videos aren’t going to …

Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement …

Art

16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

<i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do believe there's a standard set of 16 pieces that make it easy for an active, practical woman to look effortlessly chic and modern.<p>The key regarding each of the pieces on this list is …

Clothing

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.<p>If it's January, it must be resolution time: that once-a-year phenomenon where Americans vow to do good things for themselves, like lose weight, get in shape and lower …

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …

Keecker: A real-life R2D2 for home entertainment and more

We love our screens. Many people have TVs in multiple rooms in their homes, prop their tablet up in the kitchen when they cook and tap away at their …

Netflix bets big on 4K, strikes partnerships with four TV vendors

Netflix (S NFLX) wants to become one of the major suppliers of 4K Ultra HD content in the coming months, and the company struck partnerships with …

Ebony & Ivory Free Branding Mockup

Ebony and Ivory is a clean and simple branding mockup series created by Shaan Shiv Suleman to present your designs to clients in a professional and …

Interview with Glenn Arthur

Glenn Arthur is one of the most interesting and stylish illustrator out there nowadays, he's a american autodidact artist with a extremely good taste …

The Arts

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

Drawing

Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to socks March 15th

Happy 2014! If you had any doubt that the future was here, just check out these socks. It's hard to imagine we've lived through a time in which undergarments with sensors weren't the norm, isn't it? Fear not, because Sensoria's fitness tracking sport socks are set to start shipping March 15th. The …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Up On The Wall: How Working Walls Unlock Creative Insight

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

New in the Shop: Beautiful Portraits of Milan Residents Merged with Architecture

Italian photographer Francesco Paleari merges portrait and landscape photography for his series titled <i>Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan)</i>. The beautiful black and white images present a myriad of Milanese architecture and landscapes within the silhouetted profiles of the city's residents. Each …

Photography

World Design Rankings Announcement

<b>World Design Rankings (WDR)</b> has released its latest design rankings of countries based on multiple design awards won at international juried design …

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

Masterchef

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

George Osborne

Just How Thin And Light Could The iPhone Air Be?

The Apple Fantasy Prototyping League (AFPL!) is out in full force for the iPhone 6—make that the iPhone Air. Along with a Samsung-style 5-inch screen, many design concepts have been focusing on extreme thinness as an important selling point of the next iPhone.<p>For a reality check, above is an image …