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Thinking About Design Thinking

I had a great morning convo with my Automattic Design colleague Mike Shelton that took me down the rabbit hole of successive Google image searches …

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

Exploring Guatemala's Vibrant Easter Tradition

Antigua in southern Guatemala has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979 for its cultural, political, and architectural importance. And while the Baroque colonial buildings in Guatemala's former capital are stunning in their own right, one annual Easter tradition enhances the …

Photo Collage Ideas and Layouts For Budget Wall Decor

There's nothing like photos to give your home a warm, personal feel, and remind you of the people and the memories most important to you. That's why …

The Best Fall Hikes in the U.S.

With fall foliage in full effect, there's no better time to pull on your boots and take a hike. After all, unlike the heat and humidity that come …

Bedford Gardens, London | Nash Baker Architects

This property was one of 14 semi-detached houses dating from the early 19th Century. The properties were some of the earliest to be built on the …

Home walls design ideas for modern style

Sprucing up a place involves so much more than laying down a nice rug or dusting off those side tables. A lot of the time we focus so much on the …

Home Decorating

24 thought-provoking living room ideas for your home

Living rooms can really make or break your home as, more often than not, they're the hub of the home and where you spend most of your free …

Living Rooms

There’s no innovation agenda without design thinking

<i>This piece is part of By Design, a Globe and Mail/OCAD University</i> <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i><p><i>Sara Diamond is president and vice-chancellor of OCAD University. Karel Vredenburg is director of IBM Design's worldwide client program and head of IBM Studios …

The Big List of Clever Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Yet

There's a lot that goes on in your kitchen, so it's especially important that it be organized. Here are 18 ideas that will keep your cabinets and …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems

How design thinkers think.<p>Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process <i>think</i>: what goes on in their minds when they …

Design

Taller Estilo Arquitectura design the Desnuda house made up by raw materials - CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog

Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura<br>Location: Merida, Mexico<br>Year: 2015<br>Area: 1.615 ft²/ 150 m²<br>Photo courtesy: David Cervera<br>Description:<p>“If we talk …

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

Current Obsessions: Legends and Visionaries

From a Lautner home in Malibu to an elevated twist on wall covering, here is what we’ve been inspired by this week.<p>Above: We’ve been eyeing AVO’s …

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

Farm-to-table

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

Daniel Libeskind + Alessi's Time Maze Wall Clock

Undoubtedly a huge name in architecture and design, Polish-American Daniel Libeskind is responsible for designing Berlin's Jewish Museum and NYC's World Trade Center—among so much more. One of his most recent and (as always) striking creations is "Time Maze," made in collaboration with iconic …

Word of Mouth: 7th District, Budapest

by Anya Lawrence<p>In the midst of a cultural upheaval, Budapest is rapidly becoming the vibrant creative mecca of Central Europe. Its plentiful offering of baroque thermal baths and classically beautiful architecture alongside a bevy of superb yet affordable eateries has long made the Hungarian …

25 Things You Should Know About Berlin

Even with its deep-rooted history, Berlin still feels like a city coming of age. Classic emblems, like gates and bridges, dance alongside colorful …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

Watch This Artist Create Beautiful Calligraphy Using Different Pens And Techniques

Designer, calligrapher and stationery enthusiast King Blotto III creates short videos of beautiful calligraphy that are an absolute delight to watch. …

A Designer’s Guide To Setting The Mood With Lines

Want to imbue an air of refinement with a single brushstroke? Rikard Rodin, who blogs at Zeven Design, put together a handy little infographic on how designers can use lines to set the mood, drawing from the “mood lines” in the book <i>Landscape Architecture</i> by John Ormsbee Simonds.<p>In graphic design, …

Graphic Design

How to Think Like a Stanford-Trained Design Thinker

Why a focus on process and skill isn't enough to develop design thinkers.<p>Design thinking hit the mainstream, thanks in part to this ABC Nightline segment about the award-winning design firm, IDEO.<p>It was followed by the rise of the d.school at Stanford University, a training ground for design …

Design

12 quotes to inspire you to travel now

If you haven't yet made your travel plans for 2016, one magazine is on a mission to get you out there exploring the world — now.<p>For its March issue,</i> …

8 Stylish Home Libraries Every Bibliophile Will Love

Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.<p>Even in this tablet-obsessed age, bookshelves provide a stylish focal point for any room.

Interior Design

25 Stylish Items for Lovers of Handwritten Notes

Keep the art of print correspondence alive with pens, pencils, stationery, sealing wax, and other fancy stuff.

Artist Removes Smartphones from Photos to Reveal our Obsession with Technology

The question of whether we are too obsessed with our technology is a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Photographer Eric Pickersgill chimes in on the debate with <i>Removed</i>, a collection of photographs depicting how bizarre life would look if one simply removed all electronic devices …

The “Sea Organ” Makes Perpetual Music with Ocean Waves | Colossal

<p>While many of us are content to listen to the natural sounds of ocean waves, architect Nikola Bašić took things a step further and faciliated a …

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