Design

These Are the Most Beautiful Shower Doors We've Ever Seen

French doors are making their way to the bathroom.<p>For decades, French doors have been incredibly popular with homeowners and designers alike (just ask Joanna Gaines!). They're functional, elegant-looking and provide plenty of natural light, so it's no wonder they've become a country home staple.<p>But …

House Design

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha' Moment, According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's a science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Creativity

Midcentury beauty gets sleek refresh and update

Located in the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood of Toronto<p>A midcentury modern house in Toronto has received a sleek refreshment thanks to local firm Superkül. Renovated and extended, the family residence now includes a second floor and a slightly larger ground floor, which respects the original home’s …

Architecture

7 examples of 2017's biggest logo design trend so far

April seems a little early for a logo design trends article, no? We’d usually agree, but when one trend is so in-your-face that you can’t ignore it, …

Graphic Design

Midcentury Remodel in Marin County

Designed for a couple with two young boys, this project aims to create an open feeling with a smooth flow, warm elegance by way of refined materials and details, as well as much upgraded functions for family living. The original interior suffered from too many partitions which cut up the common …

Interior Design

herzog & de meuron stacks 'beirut terraces' in lebanon

beirut terraces by herzog & de meuron features staggered, greenery-filled floorplates<p><b>herzog & de meuron has revealed new images of ‘beirut terraces’,</b> …

Architecture

Paris apartments, modern and airy, used to be a 19th-century photo studio

The two rooftop abodes get exceptional natural light<p>Ah. Here’s yet another home we’d move to Paris for. This cleverly renovated pair of apartments may appear to be thoroughly modern—The glass! The lines! The unexpected mirrored volume on the lower floor!—but the space was built in the 19th century …

Interior Design

Incredibly Cool Examples Of User Interface Animations To Take A Swipe From

Screenshot via Fabrizio Bianchi<p><b>Animation is a powerful</b> feature that all mobile app designers and developers should use—in fact, it’s one of the top …

UI Design

Retro Fonts and Vintage Logos: Artisan Collection

The Artisan collection – retro fonts and vintage logo templates from Hustle Supply Co.Jeremy Vessey of studio Hustle Supply Co. has packed together …

Typography

This Magic Dutch Traffic Light Helps Bicyclists Avoid Stopping

A system called “Flo” system uses cute creatures to tell cyclists to speed up or slow down to catch a green light.<p>Red lights are the momentum-sucking bane of any bicyclist—they add time to the trip and kill your physical efficiency (just ask a physicist!). But thanks to some weird, animal-based …

Design Thinking

Double sink vanity with backlit mirror - Home Decorating Trends

Backlit Mirrors – The Focal Points Of The Modern Bathrooms

House Design

Portage Bay Bungalow

One couple’s 1,900-square-foot residence finds harmony with a view. A single-story, dark bungalow once claimed this corner of land on the edge of Portage Bay in Seattle and always reflected the seasons. If it was cold, the two residents shivered. But if it was warm, the pair was too hot. After …

Modern Architecture

VR User Interface Design | 20 Examples That Will Spark Your Imagination

Share!<p>Virtual reality is the future. If you’re just as excited about it as we are, then this list of awesome VR UI will surely spark your imagination.<p>…

UI Design

12 Contemporary Artists Tell Us What it Takes to Make a Great Piece of Art

What does it take to make a great piece of art? This seemingly simple, yet deeply complex, question has been debated throughout the history of art. Who decides what is “good” art and what is “bad” art? While many look to art critics and curators for answers, we decided to turn to a wide variety of …

Creativity

You Can Now Download And Use The Fonts Of Your Favorite '90s TV Shows

We're all about Florentine Regular, aka the "Frasier" font.<p>If you’ve longed to write “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” fan fiction in the exact font the iconic ‘90s horror anthology used for its logo ― well, dedicated SNICK follower, your time has come.<p>Thanks to this website, you can write all the …

Typography

For $18M, a gut-renovated West Village duplex with design-world star power

Deborah Berke revamped this duplex in a Cary Tamarkin building<p>There’s a lot of design-world star power present in this 6,000-square-foot duplex, located in the understated—but still quite luxurious—condo at 397 West 12th Street. The building itself, which was a hot commodity when it launched back …

Architecture

10 things designers say that normal people don’t

We designers are a special breed. We understand the world in a different, arguably better, way to ‘normal’ people. Whilst we blend into society with …

Typography

Cities are "deeply tragic" says Rem Koolhaas

Architects have lost control of city design according to Rem Koolhaas, who says the gap between the profession's rhetoric and the reality is wider in …

Rem Koolhaas

VMS House

Built to accentuate its unusual triangular plot, the VMS House takes advantage of its layout to provide natural light throughout the day. The home's …

Architecture

Inside Design: Atlassian

Atlassian creates software that helps teams unlock their potential. Millions across the world use their flagship product, JIRA, to plan, track, and …

Design Thinking

This home has an indoor slide and you're gonna want one too

It doubles as a dirty clothes slide...<p>Just because you're serious about interior design doesn't mean interior design has to be serious. And that's exactly why we love this playful idea: a slide leading down to the utility room is definitely the best way to make washing a lot more fun.<p>Houzz points …

Interior Design

You're Going to Want to Buy Everything From Joanna Gaines' New Home Collection

This is what you'll see at Magnolia Market, Pier 1, Bed, Bath, & Beyond and other retailers this summer.<p>Every April and October, Joanna Gaines, along with hundreds of other designers, head to High Point Market in North Carolina to present their new home collections. After setting up this season's …

Renovations

Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects

<i>From the architect.</i> The project is the design of a new home for a young family with two working parents and three children. The new house replaces an …

Architecture

The Muji Hut, Yea or Nay?

This doesn't seem to make much sense<p>We were excited to see Muji's architectural re-think of a house several years ago, but this latest effort is a …

Minimalism

Pre-Fabulous: A Couple Builds a Weekend Home on Their Beloved Sonoma County Campsite

The larger box contains the main living space; the smaller box contains the master bedroom and bath. "We designed the single house with a bath and …

Houses

Modern-Shed | Workplace Solution

When Anne first laid eyes on a Modern-Shed, she fell in love. She wasn’t expecting to.<p>Her partner, Karen, had been trying to convince her for many years that it was time for Anne to move her business out of its expensive space on Wallingford Avenue in Seattle and into a new, pre-fabricated home …

Houses

This building uses emoji cast in concrete as modern gargoyles

The architect responsible says it’s better than using “heads of the king or whatever”<p>Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the …

Architecture

Even With a $5M Price Cut, This $30M Mansion Is the Most Expensive in Utah

Even with a significant price cut, this Springville, UT, mansion is the most expensive home in the state at $30 million.<p>“It does stand out,” …

Luxury Homes

Creating A More Human Conversational UX: Lessons From Google

“Find your happy path”–and more tips for building voice interactions that feel natural and authentic.<p>Voice Assistants such as Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant allow us to interact with devices simply by talking to them. With these experiences becoming more common, brands need to learn how …

UX Design

For $998K, a 1914 Echo Park home filled with original woodwork

Plus, a wraparound porch<p>“Nestled under the canopy of a native oak” in Echo Park, you’ll find this two-bedroom home built in 1914. Clad in wood shingle siding and wrapped in a porch that spills onto a wood deck, it gives off cozy cabin vibes.<p>But it’s not totally isolated from urban-living. Given …

House Design