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Design Week Portland: Stefan Sagmeister's Hints On How To Be Happy

How do you feel after listening to a Stefan Sagmeister lecture? Whether you mean to or not, you probably feel... happy. Sagmeister is a plainspoken …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

The Mininch Tool Pen: What Makes This Design Such a Funding Smash?

When a product design asks for $7,000 on Kickstarter but nets $228,000, it's worthy of study, particularly when the design is not an obvious home …

The Unspoken Rules Of Favela Design

Reserve one meter of space between residences. Respect a neighbor’s right to build up, obstructing your view. If adding a window would compromise privacy, build a wall instead.<p>These are the rules of mutual respect that govern favela design and construction, enforced by tight-knit, …

Music Posters that Explore Swiss Modernism & Punk Rock

Graphic designer Mike Joyce, owner of Stereotype Design, is a man after my own heart. His brilliant way of combining two things he loves – punk rock …

12 Extraordinary Maps By Leading Creative Minds

The likes of Damien Hirst and Yoko Ono created fantastical maps for a new atlas that rethinks cartography for the 21st century.<p>Before Google Maps came along, cartographers were artists as much as they were charters of geographies, and maps were aesthetic objects as much as they were wayfinding …

Data Visualization

Spellbinding Photos of California’s Central Valley Reveal the Dark Side of America’s Agricultural Industry

For <i>Kingdom of Dust</i>, photographer Matt Black documents life California’s Central Valley, where he has lived most of his life. Stretching for an …

Why Curves is One of the Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop

To a novice photographer, Photoshop can seem daunting with its countless tools. To many experienced photographers, Photoshop’s curves can bring …

Paul Rand’s Classic “Thoughts On Design” Back In Print

First published in 1947, Paul Rand’s <i>Thoughts On Design</i> is one of graphic design’s seminal texts. Writing at the height of his career, the legendary designer passionately argued over the course of the book’s 96 pages that design should seamlessly integrate form and function: a philosophy that has …

A Peek At Life Inside In The World’s Tallest Slum

In late July, police began relocating residents of Torre David, the 620-foot-tall unfinished skyscraper that thousands of squatters in Caracas, Venezuela, call home.<p>Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, directors of the design practice Urban-Think Tank, spent more than year studying the …

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You’re A Millennial Or Eyeing Retirement, Here’s What You Really Need To Get Right About Work

By Brian Fetherstonhaughlong Read<p>Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories–from …

Career Development

Designing while Travelling, an Interview with Meng To

For this week's interview, we have Meng To. Meng is designer and the maker of Design+Code Book. He's currently travelling around the World from North …

UX Design

Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

<i>Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you</i><p>Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has <i>built</i> a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and …

Photographer Sean Mundy Mixes Symbolisim and Surrealisim To Excellent Effect - The Fox Is Black

Canadian photographer Sean Mundy may only be 22 but boy can he take photographs! A native of Montreal, Mundy’s work draws heavily from iconography, …

Lichtspielhaus Handmade Font Family

The Lichtspielhaus Handmade font family from Typocalypse.<p>You may remember the Lichtspielhaus typeface by German designer Stefan Huebsch of …

This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos

We highlight a number of free online courses in our Lifehacker U series, but this free course from MIT on documentary photography and photojournalism …

I'm Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show This American Life has set the contemporary standard of …

Woven Sky: A Bamboo Tunnel Installation Woven Together Like a Basket by Wang Wen-Chih | Colossal

<p>Using 600 poles of bamboo and 70 radiata pine logs all harvested locally, Taiwanese Artist Wang Wen-Chih created a massive installation that served …

National Geographic

National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek was one of the first travelers in a century to walk through the Hejaz desert of Saudi Arabia. Find out about …

Flotspotting: Puzzle-Inspired Flat-Pack Furniture by Konstantin Achkov

You may remember Konstantin Achkov's flat-packed plywood furniture from when we captured it as a standout at the 2012 Sofia Design Week. While he's …

Slow Factory: Satellite Images Printed on Silk Scarves

Look up at the sky on even the clearest, most perfect summer night here in New York City and you might realize that something is missing. Sure, the …

How Fashion Legend Issey Miyake Stays Creative

At 76, Miyake is still trying to make people think critically about design.<p>Japanese designer Issey Miyake retired many years ago from catwalk shows and seasonal collections, leaving a team of disciples to take care of the clothes. But Miyake, who is as famous for engineering the perfect pleat as he …

8 Housewares For Improbably Tiny Spaces

These pieces fold, contort, or roll up to fit houses and apartments the size of a sardine can.<p>The tiny house movement, which prizes small–300 square feet or less–and ingeniously designed homes, isn’t just about the size of the space. A key element of transitioning to life in a house that small is …

Logo Design Process Case Study for INVESTHAUS Business Boutique

INVESTHAUS Business Boutique – Logo design process case study by IndustriaHED™ Branding Co.<p>This graphic design project by studio IndustriaHED™ …

Graphic Design

Tool Pen

Forget keeping a drawer full of screwdrivers — you can replace them all with a single Tool Pen. Inspired by "Pop-A-Point" rainbow pens, this sleek …

The Fine Art of Japanese Hakone Marquetry Using Razor-Thin Slices of Wood Mosaics | Colossal

<p>From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern …

Outbreak: Hand Cut Paper Microbes and Pathogens by Rogan Brown | Colossal

<p>Artist Rogan Brown (previously) just completed work on his latest paper artwork titled Outbreak, a piece he describes as an exploration “of the …

Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen no shortage of projects using layers of glass to simulate bodies of water the last few days. First we had glass sculptures by Ben Young, …