Zac Davies

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The Best Electric Shavers: Ditch the Razor and the Razor Burn

Prone to breakouts and bumps when you shave with a blade? GQ’s Best Stuff gathered all the best electric shavers, tested 'em out, and found the ones that shave as close as a razor, minus the agony.<p>You don’t have to love shaving. You don't have to savor every step in your shaving regimen. (Maybe …

Shopping

Adidas Originals Surprised Influencers With Personalized Billboards for the Drop of a New Shoe

Adidas Originals wanted to work with influencers to hype the launch of its P.O.D. shoe but didn’t want to just send a bunch of social media stars a …

Adidas Originals

Photo Essay: Revisit the Midcentury Classics of Palm Springs and Beyond

Turning a new eye toward the landmarks and the legends of the desert modern oasis (and its neighbors).<p>If you’ve ever studied Palm Springs’ wealth of modernist architecture, you probably imagine that every house in every neighborhood sports the same profile: butterfly roof, pierced concrete block …

So You're Smart, but You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

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21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

Employment

Huge rolling shutters shade Pennsylvania farmhouse by Cutler Anderson Architects

Double-height rolling shutters can open up or enclose this farmhouse in Pennsylvania that Cutler Anderson Architects designed for a rural …

Snapchat and Coach Just Debuted Snapcodes Embedded Into Holiday Pins

Forget about camera-equipped sunglasses—Snapchat and Coach are hoping to make Snapcodes en vogue.<p>Today, the companies announced they’ve partnered to …

Advertising Industry

Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview

The most famous designer in the world didn’t hold back when he spoke at the Hirshhorn Museum last week.<p>Jony Ive helms the most secretive design lab in the world at Apple. But aside from the top secret mystique, the soft spoken Ive is notoriously private, often giving just one interview a year.<p>Last …

Product Design

IBM ditches $1m annual Helvetica bill with new font

US technology company IBM is responsible for creating three of the most recognisable letters in the world. Well, that's according to Mike Abbink, …

Sleek tiny house raises the roof for airy style

Windows all around<p>It takes a lot for a tiny house to stand out these days, but the new Roadhaus model from turn-key cabin builder Wheelhaus does just that with tons of glazing and a minimalist-meets-industrial style.<p>Sporting wraparound clerestory windows and a sloped ceiling, the Roadhaus is a …

Brooks Brothers Made an Ad Star Out of an Instagrammer and His Great Looping Selfies

You remember Mike Mellia. In early 2016, we wrote about the New York City fashion photogapher’s wonderful “selfie a day” project on Instagram, in …

Advertising Industry

Dive down an online rabbit hole of 200,000 design objects

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has digitized 90 percent of its collection<p>The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum has provided a valuable gift to the design world: a digitized catalog of more than 200,000 objects in its collection. Some 90 percent of the museum’s items—ranging from …

Marvelous midcentury home outside NYC wants $1.7M

The DeSilver House is located in New Canaan, Connecticut<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> New Canaan, CT<p><b>Price:</b> $1,700,000 (guide price)<p>The …

The Story Behind Big League Chew, the Shredded Gum That Benched Tobacco in a Minor League Dugout

Rob Nelson still remembers one particular afternoon 40 years ago as though it were yesterday. It was 1977, and Nelson was a wannabe sports star whose …

Advertising Industry

Restoration Hardware CEO reveals a startling reality about online ad spending

Two months ago, it was P&G which fired the first shot across the "adtech" bow when not long after it announced it was slashing its digital ad spending because it thought it was not getting the kind of return on investment it desired, it made a striking discovery: "We didn't see a reduction in the …

Cutting-Edge Architects to Build Inverted Pyramid House in Spanish Countryside

Set to be built in the Spanish region of Matarraña, TNA is the latest architectural firm to take up the challenge of building a residence without restrictions for developer Christian Bourdais' Solo Houses project. Lead architects Makoto Takei and Chie Nabeshima have dreamed up an inverted concrete …

Architecture

Walmart has a futuristic new weapon in the war on Amazon

The retailer has applied for a patent for a warehouse that would dispatch products by drone, taking them straight to customers' homes, reports Matthew Boyle at Bloomberg.<p>"The blimp-style machine would fly at heights between 500 feet and 1,000 feet (as much as 305 meters), contain multiple launching …

Advertisers Need to Stop Chasing Engagement and Get Back to Focusing on Awareness

In the early days of advertising, awareness was the name of the game.<p>Fifty years ago, if your brand could afford to get into television, print or …

Advertising Industry

10 Influential Figures of NYC’s LGBTQ Rights Movement

Often considered to be at the forefront of the LGBTQ Rights Movement, New York City is home to many influential people and riots that paved the way …

LGBTQI

Science confirms: Plus-size representation helps improve women's psychological health

According to a new study from researchers at Florida State University, women don't just find ads depicting plus-size models more memorable — their …

Plus Size

How to Use Google’s Crawl Budget to Boost Your Site’s SEO

I’ve consulted with hundreds of business, and I’ve answered thousands of SEO questions.When I sit down with a new client, I always ask about their …

TT Norms Font Family from TypeType

TT Norms font family, a geometric grotesk of 18 styles.Designed by Ivan Gladkikh and his TypeType team, TT Norms is a modern, geometric grotesk font …

Order: The New Design Office That Spun Off A $1.9M Kickstarter Business

Graphic designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have made millions reissuing design books on Kickstarter. Now they’re pivoting into a branding business of their own.<p>The first thing you’ll notice walking into the new offices of designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth is the collection of coveted graphic …

Graphic Design

The Surge of Consultancies, and Nine Other Agency Facts | Agency News - Ad Age

Digital's share of revenue for U.S. agencies from all disciplines <b>reached 46.6% in 2016.</b> Digital accounted for one-fourth of revenue in 2009.<p>Source: …

Proforma

Alfred Browning Parker’s iconic ‘Woodsong’ in Coconut Grove sells for $2M

A true gem built by Parker in the 1960s<p>Alfred Browning Parker’s one-of-a-kind former home in Coconut Grove just sold for $2.05 million.<p>Woodsong was built by Parker for himself in the late 1960s and has been tastefully updated over the years, remaining one of the most unique homes in Miami.<p>It’s …

This shower goes both ways

What started as a conceptual design project to monitor water wastage in a household, turned slowly into a real-world project with one rather …

Industrial Design

Soviet Intelligentsia

Moscow, Moscow, Russia<p>This 590-square-foot apartment was stripped down to admit sunlight and dramatically reveal forgotten surfaces.<p>Moscow-based Crosby Studios, headed by Harry Nuriev and Dmitry Vorontsov, opened up a stuffy Soviet era apartment and filled it with their firm's custom art and …

Cottage meets greenhouse in modern thatched home

This H-shaped Dutch home features walls of glass topped with a traditional gable roof<p>The thatched roof is a beloved architectural tradition seen in everything from 13th-century English cottages to a modern Starbucks in Vietnam. Mixed with modern building forms, this textured roofing material …