Design

Netflix’s new design series spreads the wrong idea about design

There’s drama behind every designed object.<p>Design is the animating force behind brands, buildings and interfaces, and so an engrossing series that explains to a general audience what actually goes on behind the scenes was long overdue. Many designers hoped that Netflix’s <i>Abstract: The Art of Design</i> …

Paula Scher

These 13 online classes will help you learn something new in 2017 — and they’re all $10

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With 2017 still so young, there's no better time to set goals for yourself. Even if you've already let one New Year's Resolution slip away, …

Web Design

8 smart tools to help you create beautiful designs

Gone are the days when designers could rely solely on their talent to come up with their best work. There’s nothing wrong in believing your skills, …

Web Design

UI Animation: Please Use Responsibly

The explosion of prototyping tools in the past few years has given designers an opportunity to create detailed interactions. Designers are spending …

UX Design

Modern Residence Wrapped In Wood, Inside And Out

Architecture is the link between us and our natural surroundings, the element that separates us from nature and, at the same time, brings us closer …

Interior Design

A different kind of Home-Delivery!

The home isn’t a product as much as it’s a space. However, the Mobile Home is given a product style treatment. You don’t build the Mobile home. You …

Furniture Design

Adobe's slick UX design tool receives major update

Yesterday saw a milestone beta launch from Adobe, with the computer software company announcing new features in Adobe XD that allow users to share …

Web Design

Interaction Design: Behance Desktop App Concept

As a designer, I am a frequent user of Behance. It’s a beautiful platform that featured some of the best artists, designers and illustrators out …

UI Design

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

Creativity

The Fascination of Car Design – BMW Design in Detail

26 year old Münchner Oliver Sold is a passionate photographer and one of his subjects is the Bavarian brand with the blue and white roundel. Inspired …

Supercars

It Just Got A Lot Harder To Rationalize Tossing Your Old Ikea Couch

Reduce, reuse, reupholster.<p>Millions of people around the world own Ikea couches because they're cheap and relatively well-designed. That also makes them more disposable. When it's time to move or redecorate, many of us would rather toss our old couches than get them reupholstered.<p>That's something …

IKEA

Houses don't come a lot smaller than this tiny London pad

Due to house prices in London being what they are, some shrewd firms are looking to turn even the smallest space into a viable home. With this in …

Houses

16 Boxy Modern Pools For This Summer

Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools. We picked pool designs that feel like an extension of the home.

Houses

From Facebook, 3 Essential Steps For Starting A Design Career

Facebook product design VP Julie Zhuo shares advice for making companies trip over themselves to hire you.<p>How do you get started on the path of a successful product design career?<p>It's an intimidatingly broad question, but one I get a lot. I’ve gotten questions from contractors wondering how to get …

UX Design

London's 'smallest house' uses flexible plywood furniture to maximize space

Danish design firm Studiomama is known for their talent of creating comfy living space out of virtually nothing. However, designers Nina Tolstrup and …

Furniture

Distorted Map Shows Each Country Forced Into Its Time Zone

A new map from XKCD’s Randal Monroe offers a glimpse into a bizarre alternate world where each country is forcibly squeezed into its respective time …

Infographics

'That didn't come across in the videos!' – the most surprising things we learnt from unboxing the Nintendo Switch

It's one thing to watch an official Nintendo Switch trailer, or grab a quick hands-on at a noisy press event, but handling Nintendo's new console in …

Nintendo

d.school Reading List

The best way to learn about design thinking is to do it, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out some of the books that help contextualize what we …

Design Thinking

Own this rustic one-bedroom timber loft in River West for $242K

The newly-updated corner unit features wood throughout<p>Situated at the southeast corner of the City Towne Lofts building at 525 N. Halsted, this high-ceilinged, renovated loft offers proximity to downtown Chicago and won’t necessarily break the bank. While not quite a “one-bedroom” in the strictest …

Houses

The Weeknd’s Incredible Origami Structure for the Starboy Tour

British scenographer Es Devlin‘s work is documented on the new Netflix design series Abstract. Discret artist, she designed on the Rio Olympics games …

Cool Stuff

Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt for $36M

Wix.com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt, an online community for artists, designers and art/design enthusiasts with some 325 million individual pieces of original art and more than 40 million …

Web Design

Where To Shop Scandinavian When You’ve Outgrown IKEA

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to say goodbye to one of our oldest and dearest friends: IKEA.<p>It’s not that we don’t love the Scandi style …

Furniture Design

10 Best Floorings For Your Rustic Kitchen

Rustic decor might be the most satisfying style of decorating to pursue in the home. You get to take your inspiration from the outdoors and bring in …

Interior Design

1 simple thing that will add value and ambiance to your kitchen

Home<p>When it comes to kitchens, some design trends have more staying power over others. For example, while speckled granite countertops may have been alluring a few years ago, they're now a fading trend, much like short cabinets and even a variety of certain paint colors.<p>Then there are trends that …

Interior Design

Clever 3-in-1 apartment offers offers flexible, affordable housing

Hungarian firm Batlab put three studios into one Budapest apartment<p>Hungarian architecture firm Batlab—known for striking loft designs—has come up with a clever way to accommodate three separate studio within a single apartment. Titled, appropriately, “3in1,” the project explores the idea of …

Architecture

Look We Love: Eye-Catching Wallpaper in the Bedroom

The bedroom—a spot where simplicity and serenity often rules—might not be the first place you'd think of for using a bold wallpaper. But in these …

Bedrooms

10 Ways to Bring a Little “Hygge” Into Your home

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish cultural concept which has recently taken the world by storm.<p>Loosely translated as "coziness," hygge is a warm and comfortable feeling—like what you experience when you share a hearty meal with good friends or cozy up to the fireplace with a good book. Hygge …

Furniture Design

5 Web Design Tips to Acquire Better SEO Results

Your business website is not only a tool to attract potential customers, it also suggests how responsible you are, as a business and responsive to …

Web Design

D/O Design Residency

Here's your chance to win a desk at one of Brooklyn's most coveted shared spaces for designers<p>Designers: do you have a professional or passion …

Product Design

Frank Gehry Will Teach You Everything He Knows About Architecture For $90

The famous architect is teaching an online class about architecture this spring.<p>The architect Frank Gehry, famous for his curvy buildings and cantankerous personality, has a new gig—he's teaching an online class about architecture and design. For $90, Gehry aficionados can learn directly from the …

Architecture