Kien Nguyen

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Addressing The Responsive Images Performance Problem: A Case Study

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Interactive Interior

The Cromatic collection of children’s bedroom furniture blurs the difference between fixed and flexible furnishings in a transformative combination …

One Step for Man

From an engineering perspective, the step scooter is a true innovation in human powered vehicles. Other mobile products have tried to recreate the …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Kickstarting: A Compact Speaker That Fits In Underused Corners

Alex Walker, Jack Brody, and Madeleine Thompson are all fourth-year product design students at the Stanford D.School. During the course’s capstone class, the trio teamed up to take a single concept from ideation to realization, and after a few false starts, inspiration emerged from the …

Kickstarting: A Pinhole Camera Made Of Cardboard

What happens when you mix a pinhole camera with a vintage twin reflex, then craft the whole thing out of stiff paper? We don’t know, but we’d sure like to find out.<p>At a camera shop in Edinburgh, I spotted it: A vintage, bellowing lens camera with crystal clear glass and a pricetag within my reach. …

Ideo Imagines 18 Packaging Concepts For The Future

From a medication bottle that “ripens” with age to a 4G mixtape that hooks up to iTunes, these new designs push the limits of quotidian packaging.<p>Browse through any design monograph or website and you’re bound to come across such terms as “tinkering,” “iterative thinking,” and “prototyping.” In the …

Infographic: A Beautiful Cheat Sheet For Two Dozen Espresso-Based Drinks

<i>Ugh</i>. Just when you kinda sorta started to get a handle on the wide world of wine, along comes another new liquid metric for how cosmopolitan you really are (or aren’t): coffee. The variety is daunting. The differences are minute. This graphic should at least help with one subsection of the …

How 99.9% of people judge the quality of their coffee

Peek Inside 8 Of The World’s Greenest Homes

A new book from Princeton Architectural Press surveys gorgeous “passive” houses that adhere to an emerging standard of sustainability.<p>Do you live in a green home? If you’re like me, you’ve probably done your best to green what you’ve got—swapping out incandescent bulbs, installing a Nest …

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Creating an Image-Based Archive Page: Getting Started

Using images when displaying an archive listing in WordPress can be very powerful. It can increase the visual appeal of your archive pages and your …

How to Write a Business Plan

Creating a business plan will help you achieve your entrepreneurial goals. A clear and compelling business plan provides you with a guide for …

Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle

Ever have a problem deciding whether to use Serif or Sans? The Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle infographic from webdesignerdepot.com has broken down …