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32 Insanely Cute Packaging Idea You Need To See

Every now and then we see a packaging design that surprises us with it’s high quality and superb design. Packaging design ideas can be found in many markets, but I find that the small food companies try a little harder with their packaging in order to get your attention!

Today we’ll be focusing on 32 Insanely Cute Packaging Idea You Need To See, these range from hair accessories, clothing, chewing gum, drink packaging and many food packaging ideas!

1. These wool yarn bobbies.

Gwyn M. Lewis

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Gwyn M. Lewis

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2. These accurate hair accessories.

St. Stephen / Via prompt-design.com

3. These ice cream lightbulbs.

Julia Kim / Via behance.net

4. These notepads that match the outfits of the people on them.

You can get all three: the blank notebook, striped notebook, and graph notebook.

5. This perfect butterfly tea bag.

Yena Lee / Via yankodesign.com

6. This Trident gum.

Hani Douaji / Via behance.net

7. These sock brushes.

leejiye / Via designboom.com

8. These attitude-matching earbuds.

Jerome Calleja / Via jeromecalleja.com

Jerome Calleja / Via jeromecalleja.com

9. These edible chocolate tubes.

Nendo

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Paint = flavored fillings.

10. This self-opening environmentally friendly oil dome.

Tomorrow Machine / Via tomorrowmachine.se

It’s made of caramelized sugar and wax, and even melts upon coming in contact with water.

11. These poop bags.

Marine Bacot / Via marinebacot.com

Marine Bacot / Via marinebacot.com

12. These sneakily hidden peppermints.

Simon Laliberté / Via behance.net

13. These lightbulbs disguised in egg cartons.

Jiun Bao Law

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Jiun Bao Law

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14. These Tiny Feather tissue boxes.

In-young Bae / Shang-Lun Yang / Via behance.net

15. These hilariously accurate mochi flavors.

Harmony Ho / Via designhaha.com

16. These packages of pasta.

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17. Beyond Meat meat substitute

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18. These cupcake ovens.

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Get them here.

19. This Froot Loops cereal box.

Alice Massih / Via behance.net

20. This cotton-swab container.

Pierre-Emmanuel Lemaire / Via lemaire.ch

21. These fortune cookie pouches.

Caroline Brickell / Via carolinebrickell.com

22. This “drip” syrup bottle.

Alex Leon Khan / Via alexleonkhan.com

Alex Leon Khan / Via alexleonkhan.com

23. These bearded rope people.

Isabella de Felice / Via lushlee.com

24. This Swiss army chocolate wrapper.

Buy these here.

25. This flavored soup set.

Kitami Hokkaido

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Kitami Hokkaido

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Kitami Hokkaido

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26. The cutest vitamin boxes imaginable.

Fox in Sox / Mari Tropova / Sergey Tropov / Via behance.net

27. These friendly baby-food holders.

David Pickett

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David Pickett

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28. These baking kits that come with animal hats.

Reese Panganiban

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Reese Panganiban

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29. These towering pencil towels.

Hannah Jor / Via behance.net

30. These treats for one.

Tandy van Schalkwyk

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31. This pet food.

Sara Strand / Via blogof.francescomugnai.com

32. This hot chocolate helper kit.

Alden Chong

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Alden Chong

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33. These ketchup-packet lollipops.

Martin Beinhauer / Via behance.net

34. These diva hair scrunchies.

St. Stephen / Via prompt-design.com

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Home/Life

Hanging Spherical Lodge in Treetops Retreat in the Forests of Laos

These lodgings that are non-traditional would enable people to discover and immerse themselves within the magnificent landscape close to the Nam Poung hamlet.

Constructions like insect and bird nests inspired sleeping pods were suspended by these. The frameworks attached to nearby trees and are fixed via tight cords. They are made from lumber and bamboo, using a basket-woven foundation that goes up two feet, ensuring guests they possess some solitude. They are also protected by lightweight, hydrophobic material and mosquito nets line the inner part of the cottage. Two individuals can rest in regions that are different or, instead, the space could be joined into one big bed.

Along with the pods that are sleeping, Cole Company’s job contains lumber observation deck and a raised bamboo. It could undoubtedly be a trip that visitors would not soon forget.

 

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Design/Dev

Create a Realistic Painted Effect Photoshop Tutorial + Action

Not all of us have the skill or time to learn how to create a realistic painting from scratch. If you’re looking turn your photo into a realistic painting, Photoshop is a fantastic tool to create this! To mimic this cool effect we’ll teach you in the video tutorial below how to create a realistic painted effect with some well commonly used tools.

However if you’re lazy and want a quick solution you can download our free Painted Effect PSD Action! Just install the action in Photoshop and you’re one click away from turning any of your photos into a cool realistic painting!

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Watch the YouTube video below to learn how to create this awesome painting effect from scratch! Make sure to Subscribe to Design Bump’s YouTube page for weekly graphic design video tutorials!

Or download our free Realistic Painting PSD Action…

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DIY

9 Genius DIY Lighting Projects You Should Try!

And there was light. Boring old light switches and fittings do not actually do it justice though, do they? That single lamp shade is quite slow as it’s, but so much more can be achieved, from decorating the lampshade to illuminating a whole room with a star field effect, and even more.

We’ve accumulated nine inspiring DIY illumination projects that you can use or accommodate around your property. I believe you will agree, the results are stunning.

Lights in a Bottle

Recycling used glass bottles is no doubt the best way of disposal after a dinner party, but having the glass melted down and reused isn’t necessarily the best answer: upcycle them instead!

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Keep hold of the bottles, drill a hole in the side of each stuff them full of Christmas lights? The results are certain to impress, and would enhance the ambience of rooms of all sizes. Follow these steps to make your own ambient wine bottle lights. You might even develop the idea, perhaps employing an Arduino and some colored RGB LEDs display useful notifications.

Create a Galaxy on Your Ceiling

Children love looking up at the night sky and pointing at the stars, so why not bring them closer?

This example uses fiber optics and when combined with a remote controlled fiber optic illuminator, you can get great results with different brightness and colors. It requires a lot of work with a drill and a trip into the attic (or room above) but you might forego this in favor of a large black sheet with holes for the fiber optics.

Find out more at Instructables.

Set The Mood With a DIY Ambilight

Here’s a great lighting project you can install for under $30 – a lighting system that enhances your media center, reflecting the dominant color of the movie or TV show you’re currently watching. As with the wine bottles project above (and to an extent any lighting project) the use of lights in this way will change the ambience of your TV or computer viewing area.

MakeUseOf’s James Bruce demonstrated how the dynamic ambient lighting works with a media center playing music but the effect is just as striking with Hollywood movies and cinematic TV shows like Doctor Who or Game of Thrones.

More recently, James build a more complex version of the DIY Ambilight with NeoPixels, which he demonstrated with the help of a psy-trance trip from YouTube.

With this build, you get the benefit of using a more advanced form of RGB LED strip and more accurate color reproduction at the edges, but both types can be useful, depending on how close you plan on sticking to the instructions or adapting them to something more suited for your purposes.

Reflecting on Infinity, and Beyond

Also relying on an LED light kit is the amazing infinity mirror, which requires an old frame or even the entire mirror, a lot of woodwork (check theseYouTube channels for woodworking help) and an IR sensor to activate the LEDs whenever someone is present.

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Rather than using a standard mirror, the project uses two-way mirror glass, so while a small infinity mirror might be a relatively inexpensive build, the larger variety seen here and explained in this Instructable will probably be quite pricey, and set you back nearly $100.

Illuminate the Rain

Take your DIY lighting projects outside with this Instructable detailing the steps required to build an electric light umbrella!

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The project requires 64 surface mount LEDs, and a simple umbrella (preferably with a hollow shaft and without the spring release) and uses a compact control pack to switch the lights on and off. The results are stunning, and you’ll certainly stand out!

Amazing Multicolored Lights with Bounce

The beauty of LEDs is, as you might have noticed from the suggestions so far in this list, their immense flexibility. This is thanks to their compact size, and in this DIY lighting project a string of Christmas lights is fed into a number of ping pong balls(144 balls for around $10 on eBay), creating a string of fun, colorful, diffused lights.

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With a drill and a glue gun to hold the lights in place, this is one of the simplest but most effective builds in the list.

Atmospheric Cloud Lamp

Clouds don’t usually light up, do they? Well, yes, they do. During the day, clouds are illuminated by the sun, light bouncing off them on sunny days and sucked into the greyness of rainclouds on overcast days. And who can forget the way a bolt of lightning irradiates through the surrounding clouds during a storm?

This superb cloud lamp – again demonstrated by MakeUseOf’s James Bruce – shows just how you can do this for around $100.

Note that the build includes two Arduinos, and requires a bit of work with a jigsaw on the MDF.

The results, however, speak for themselves!

Stunning Cityscape Lampshade

If you’re looking for simplicity, why not look at what you already have lying around and adapt that? With an LED lamp (or even a standard one) all you need is black acrylic paint to coat the lampshade inside and out, a guide drawing of a city skyline (or any other image that takes your fancy) and a map pin.

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The result is a lamp that displays a pin prick outline of the cityscape, and in a dark room this can be used to illuminate otherwise blank walls.

Tetris Coffee Table

Using Arduino microcontrollers, German DIYer Edo built this amazing coffee table with 64 RGB LEDs, capable of lighting up any room and looking, frankly, awesome. Edo doesn’t go into details with this, but we reckon it should be pretty straightforward to work out where to go:

I used one Arduino Duemilinove to control 12 TLC5940 Chips. There is one 5mm RGB LED in each of the 64 sections. The dimensions of the table are 50x50x12 centimeters. The cladding is made of self-brushed aluminum. In the future I’d like to take an Arduino BT to program the table wirelessly.

See it in action here.

 

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DIY

33 Expensive Looking DIY Projects

Normally DIY Projects look fantastic, but if you want to make your DIY Projects look expensive and fancy – you’ll need to go that extra mile!

Ranging from how to make hexagon dining table, turn an empty wall into an art gallery with framed marbleized artwork or even transforming your boring pillows into something super classy with golden brush strokes.

You may think can expensive do-it-yourself projects will cost you lots of money, but these projects explain how you can use budget materials that are affordable to get that expensive look.

1. Turn a mirror into a giant gemstone.

Shine bright like a diamond when you check to see if you’ve got something stuck in your teeth.

Full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

2. Form some plant pockets to hang on your wall.

These are made using Crayola air-dry clay — the kind you find in the kids art supply section!

Full tutorial at Designlovefest.

3. Stitch a table runner into a lumbar pillow.

You can always find table runners for sale at places like Target (because — let’s be real — most people don’t use them) and pillows are among easiest things to sew.

Full tutorial at Francois et Moi.

4. Turn some copper pipe into a geometric side table.

When you’re done, you could make a matching pendant light.

Full tutorial at Brittany Makes.

5. Make a “rose gold” mousepad for your office.

Your desk will be at least 4x more fancy.

Full tutorial at Earnest Home Co.

6. Decorate a tray with Matisse-inspired foliage.

You’ll feel very smug when people ask you if you bought it at the MoMA gift shop.

Full tutorial at Hello Lidy.

7. Not a fan of modern art? Cover a tray with polka dots instead.

You don’t want pink spots on your face, but on a tray? Definitely.

Full tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

8. Dip-dye some boring napkins.

Full tutorial at Erika Rax.

9. Or outfit them with golden scalloped edges.

Use leather (or pleather) for scallops to avoid fraying.

Full tutorial at Sarah Hearts.

10. Roll up your napkins using these DIY faux ceramic rings.

You probably don’t have a kiln at your house, but there’s a *pretty* good chance you have an oven: These are made using polymer clay.

Full tutorial at Almost Makes Perfect.

11. Upgrade an Ikea PS 2014 plant stand with wooden trays.

Quite the improvement.

Full tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

12. Outfit your porch (or even your living room) with a DIY hanging lounge chair.

Swinging shouldn’t be solely confined to outdoor spaces.

Full tutorial at The Merry Thought.

13. Make some airy planters for your air plants.

This project is great for people who aren’t very crafty *or* very good at keeping plants alive: The planters are easy to make and air plants are easy to care for.

Full tutorial at Homey Oh My.

14. Paint watercolor designs onto inexpensive white plates.

Just be sure that the paint you choose is food and oven safe (like this kind is).

Full tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

15. Or watercolor a clock instead.

This color scheme looks a bit like a sunset.

Full tutorial at Makers Society.

16. Assemble a hexagon dining table.

Square and circle tables are *over*.

Full tutorial at Hello Lidy.

17. Keep the hexagon theme going with this DIY vanity tray.

A stylish way to stay organized.

Full tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

18. Put your rock collection to good use as knobs for decorative boxes.

Any knickknack would be honored to be stored in these.

Full tutorial at Homey Oh My.

19. Make a marbled box that will be perfect for storing your jewelry collection in.

If you’re *really* crazy about the marbled look, cover the outside of the box as well.

Full tutorial at Annabode.

20. Brighten up a room with this DIY copper and wood hanging light.

Beautiful lighting is expensive, but copper and wood pieces you can find at any hardware store are not. Get crafty.

Full tutorial at Vintage Revivals.

21. Give some plain bowls an Anthropologie-style makeover.

No one will know that you actually got them at the dollar store.

Full tutorial at The Lovely Drawer.

22. Construct a pegboard to keep your entryway organized.

Just add more pegs as needed.

Full tutorial at The Merry Thought.

23. Whip up some elegant salt and pepper shakers using contact paper.

In five minutes you’ll be ready to season your dinner with style.

Full tutorial at Brit + Co.

24. Turn an empty wall into an art gallery with framed marbleized artwork.

Here are some helpful hints for hanging a gallery wall.

Full tutorial at A Beautiful Mess.

25. Display your plant collection (or *any* collection) on DIY copper shelves.

If you can’t find copper sheeting at any of your local home improvement stores, check out this website.

Full tutorial at Vintage Revivals.

26. Use a pencil eraser to create polka dots on your pillowcases.

Yes, a pencil eraser! It’s the perfect stamping device.

Full tutorial at Creature Comforts.

27. Transform a basic chest of drawers into antique-style multidrawer map cabinets.

Because — let’s face it — map drawers like this are never going to show up at your local thrift store.

Full tutorial at The Painted Hive.

28. Build a table with a secret compartment.

Perfect for storing magazines, remote controls, or candy. Yeah, probably candy.

Full tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

29. Give your wall-mount sink an elegant upgrade with gold legs.

After adding the legs, simply paint your other hardware to match.

Full tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

30. Turn a plain basket into a picnic basket you’ll use all summer.

Al fresco dining in style.

Full tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

31. Whip up a rope coil basket to store your stuff in.

No sewing required!

Full tutorial at Alice & Lois.

32. Assemble a skyscraper of a planter using wooden dowels.

Nice legs.

Full tutorial at Monsterscircus.

33. Cover a pillow with golden brush strokes.

It’s always fun to add the Midas touch to your decor.

Full tutorial at Designlovefest.

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Home/Life

17 Crazily Cool Redesigned Classic Board Games

Many of us loved playing board games are children and some of us still play them as adult, but the design of popular board games like Scrabble, Chess and Monopoly haven’t changed very much in their lifespan – but wouldn’t it be cool if someone redesigned these iconic board games?

A board game is a game that involves counters or pieces moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or “board”, according to a set of rules. Games can be based on pure strategy, chance (e.g. rolling dice), or a mixture of the two, and usually have a goal that a player aims to achieve.

Early board games represented a battle between two armies, and most modern board games are still based on defeating opposing players in terms of counters, winning position, or accrual of points (often expressed as in-game currency).

Today we’ll be featuring some brilliant and crazily cool redesigned classic board games – many of them are available to buy! These restyled board games look amazing and are quite beautiful!

1. Typographic Scrabble

Available at Winning Solution

2. Platonic Chess

By Patricia Tower

3. Handmade Game of Thrones Risk

By Fay Helfer

4. Monopoly for designers: “The Pitch”

By Fatimah Kabba

5. Candy Scrabble

Available on Etsy

6. Designer Leather Checkers

By Gucci

7. Lego Settlers of Catan

By Ryan H.

8. “Portfolio,” the design professional take on Life

By Kevin Trow

9. Wooden Chinese Checkers

By Luke Holdmann

10. Chocolate Scrabble

By Mary & Matt

11. Juicy Couture’s Connect Four

Available at Neiman Marcus

12. Twee Settlers of Catan

By Sonni Delzani

13. Minimal Waste Scattergories

By Jessica Bogart

14. Digital Stereo Backgammon

By Deuce

15. Minimalist Monopoly

By Matthew Hollett

16. Ice Watch, based on Battleship

By Natalie Rauh

17. Sensual Chess

By Kiki de Montparnasse

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Home/Life

Swedish Student Designs a Flag for Earth (and it’s Awesome!)

A Swedish student named, Oskar Pernefeldt from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm decided to take the task of branding the Earth’s own flag as his graduation project. The end result is a simple but beautiful white geometric design on top of a cobalt blue background.

With 196 Countries in the World, they each have their own unique flag to represent each of them it’s only a matter of time before our planet has it’s own flag! The International Flag of Earth looks amazing! and will surely be a brilliant flag when the human race explores the depth of space!

The final design wasn’t an isn’t task, Pernefeldt’s design proposal explains the science named, vexillology. He decided to take this into consideration when creating the International Flag of Planet Earth. He explains:

Centered in the flag, seven rings form a flower – a symbol of the life on Earth. The rings are linked to each other, which represents how everything on our planet, directly or indirectly, are linked. The blue field represents water which is essential for life – also as the oceans cover most of our planet’s surface. The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet and the blue surface could represent the universe.

For more: flagofplanetearth.com

Images and GIFs via The International Flag of Planet Earth.

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It’s made specifically to look awesome in space.

And on your street. But also … SPACE.

It’s bright blue, like water.

It’s not light blue, not dark blue…

…but a special blue to stand out against the black of space and the shiny white-ness of space suits.

Because, obviously, spacemen and spacewomen will be sporting this flag!

It has interconnected circles.

By itself, a circle is just a circle. But when many circles comes together, they make a beautiful flower.

What does all that design-talk mean?

It can be easy to feel insignificant when you contemplate the vastness of Earth and all our differences, problems, people, and things. But really, we should feel SO unique and rare and important!

We Earthlings are all these circles, and when we come together, we make something beautiful.

That’s why I’m into this.

The international flag of Earth might be the very first flag we have that doesn’t pit any of us against each other.

A flag that doesn’t mean US versus THEM, but a flag that’s a pure celebration of us.

Earthlings. Together.

Here’s a beautiful short video about how the flag was designed. It’s kinda hypnotizing.

Home/Life

22 Reasons Why The 80’s Had The Best Design

The 1980s saw the end of the Cold War and the beginning of synthesized music. The style and fashion became loud and very iconic making way for bright colors.

But if you think all of the 1980’s design was ugly, think again! The 80’s decade was certainly different from the styles of today, but does that make them bad?

We’ll be listing 22 Reasons Why The 80’s Had The Best Design, these 80’s artwork and design is quite special – you just need to look at it from a new perspective…

1. They put the “computer” in computer graphics.

2. They really knew how to portray the human body in fantastical ways.

3. “Sprinkle Explosion” was an actual motif.

4. The logo design was cooler.

5. They knew how to combine the randomest shit in the awesomest of ways.

6. The girls were hot.

7. The cars were really bad-ass.

8. Sean Penn.

9. Music was a totally psychadelic experience.

10. The ads were awesome.

11. The sweaters were better back then.

12. The stickers were better.

13. They had a disturbing, dystopian view of the future.

14. The magazine covers were amazing.

15. These patterned shirts.

16. Televisions seemed like a portal into the future.

17. They had better movie posters.

18. The album covers were better.

19. They really understood the complexity of the human brain.

20. They were experts on surrealism.

What does this mean??

21. This furniture.

Memphis Designs.

22. They incorporated a lot of rainbows.

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Home/Life

33 Simple Ways To Enhance Your Entryway (With Examples)

Do you want to revamp your entryway but don’t know where to begin? The entryway is one of the most important features of a house as it’s the first thing people see, so why not spruce up your entryway with these simple ways to greatly enhance your entryway including inspiring examples!

An entryway is a hall that is generally located at the front entrance of a house. An entryway often has a coat closet, and usually has linoleum or tile flooring rather than carpet, making it an easy-to-clean transition space between the outdoor and indoor areas. Many houses do not have an entryway; in these the front door leads to a foyer, or directly into the living room or some other room in the house.

Many suburban American houses have a mud room, a casual, generally secondary entryway intended as an area to remove and store footwear, outerwear, and wet clothing before entering the main house. As well as providing storage space, a mud room serves to increase the cleanliness of a house proper.

1. Choose furniture that can pull double (or quadruple) duty.

Mirror, hooks, drawer, AND a table?! Win.

2. Instantly beautify your storage with woven baskets.

Baskets, recycled crates, and repurposed buckets are an easy and cheap way to add some character to your storage.

3. Prioritize what goes near the door.

If you’ve got a closet, maybe you don’t need hooks and can add surfaces to keep track of mail, keys, notes, whatever!

4. Hang multiple mirrors for a dramatic effect.

An abstract way to check your style before you head out the door.

5. If that’s too overwhelming, try a tiny mirror on a hook.

If that's too overwhelming, try a tiny mirror on a hook.
Deco Detective / Via thedecodetective.blogspot.com

The cute and subtle way to inspect your flawless face.

6. Have a bench to take off shoes or rest after your long journey home.

7. It’s all about hooks, baby.

With hooks, anything can happen.

8. Find a runner rug to guide guests into your home.

9. Or paint one!

Or paint one!
Laura Casey Interiors / Via lauracaseyinteriors.com

Go big with patterns or keep it minimal with solids or color-blocking.

10. Make an impression with a boldly-colored accent piece.

11. Paint only the bottom half of the entryway.

Paint only the bottom half of the entryway.
Megan Pflug / Via designsponge.com

Visually striking and way easier than a whole wall.

12. Tell a story with creative photo vignettes.

13. Or display what you’re passionate about.

Instantly personalize your entryway with stuff you already own and love!

14. Keep a trash bin nearby to keep clutter at the door.

Keep a trash bin nearby to keep clutter at the door.
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Get rid of junk mail and loose paper before it even comes in.

15. Make sure it’s well-lit!

And don’t be afraid to get creative with your lighting.

16. Your entryway is your landing strip: Customize it for efficient lift-offs and smooth landings.

If you’ve got a pet, keep everything you need for walking nearby. If you’re in a cool climate, make plenty of room for coats!

17. Set up a charging station.

Set up a charging station.
Remodelista / Via remodelista.com

Check out this handy guide to getting it done.

18. Artfully hang the tools you use most.

Artfully hang the tools you use most.
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Never rummage through the drawers or basement again!

19. Turn a cake stand into a tray for keys and change.

Turn a cake stand into a tray for keys and change.
Everyday Originals / Via everydayoriginals.com

20. These adorable wall pockets will help keep everything in its place.

Get ‘em here.

21. Make your bike rack double as art.

Make your bike rack double as art.
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Like this badass bull horn bike rack.

22. Keep a clock around so you’re never late.

23. Incorporate a chalkboard for fun messages and reminders.

Paint a whole wall or a buy a small one to hang.

24. If you haven’t got much space for storage, focus on character.

Turn whatever space you’ve got into a welcoming entryway with a few choice pieces that reflect who you are.

25. Pick a color to help set your entryway apart.

Especially if you don’t structurally have one, designate your entryway with a particular paint color or pattern.

26. Or use a fixture like a leafy plant or room divider to set it apart.

Bonus points for something like this to pull double duty!

27. Upcycle a wooden box into a space-saving side table.

Upcycle a wooden box into a space-saving side table.
Kim Werker / Via kimwerker.com

Follow an easy how-to guide here.

28. Hang a floor plan so guests will never get lost.

“You are here.”

29. For a fresh smell first thing through the door, try displaying your favorite flowers.

But plug-in air fresheners and potpourri work just as well!

30. Have a tray handy for wet shoes.

31. Adapt to the seasons.

Get festive for holidays, make room for winter coats, and keep sunscreen by the door in the summer!

32. Borrow from your kitchen storage solutions.

Borrow from your kitchen storage solutions.
Better Homes & Gardens / Via bhg.com

This entryway is made possible by an IKEA kitchen storage system.

33. If you’re easily bored, keep other decor options handy.

Keep alternate pictures or decorations on hand to mix it up!

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Tattoos

35 Insanely Gorgeous Wings Tattoos

Since humans looked up at the sky we’ve always had a desired to fly and soar through the air like birds. These wings tattoos won’t help you fly but they can add some style to your appearance! There’s something very beautiful about wings with their beautiful feathers and structure.

The word “wing” from the Old Norse vængr for many centuries referred mainly to the foremost limbs of birds (in addition to the architectural aisle.) But in recent centuries the word’s meaning has extended to include lift producing appendages of insects, bats and pterosaurs.

If you’re thinking about getting a tattoo you might want to consider getting wings, as you’ll see below these 35 Insanely Gorgeous Wings Tattoos make some some breathtaking ink!

Wing back tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

White Ink Wing Tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing Tattoo for Man - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing side tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing tattoo on wrist - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing tattoo - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

Wing tattoo for girl - 35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs | Art and Design

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31 Most Beautiful Classroom Decor Designs

When I was at School classrooms were boring places with no interior decor or style at all. I always thought classroom interior designs were mean’t to be boring until I came across these most beautiful classroom decor designs!

If only I knew classroom’s don’t have to be plain and boring but that they could be inspiring and creative with their room decor! These classroom decor designs really to shout out with their trendy color schemes and decorations.

Learning in one of these classroom’s would of been an absolute joy!

1. A Polka Dot and Daisies Themed Classroom

A Polka Dot and Daisies Themed Classroom

2. An Uber-Organized Classroom

3. A “Modern Rustic” Classroom

See more gorgeous photos here.

4. An Apple Orchard Themed Classroom

5. A Comfy Reading Den and Meeting Place

6. Sunlight-Drenched Toddler Montessori Classroom

The Natural Child Learning Community in Georgetown, Texas.

7. A Brightly Made-Over Classroom

Check out the before and after classroom makeover here. She painted the cabinets and used a projector to stencil on an accurate rendering of the United States.

8. A Rainbow-Themed Classroom

A Rainbow-Themed Classroom

10. A Springtime-Themed Classroom

A Springtime-Themed Classroom

11. A Lofty and Modern Nursery and Elementary School

The Josephine Baker School in France.

And more importantly, this is what the exterior of the school looks like.

12. A Serene Creative Space

A Serene Creative Space

From the University of Southern California Child Care Program.

13. A Retro-Inspired Classroom

14. A Carnival-Themed Classroom

15. A Bright and Airy Preschool

Little Sprouts Academy Preschool in San Diego.

16. A Bohemian-Inspired Classroom

A Bohemian-Inspired Classroom

Bond Street Kindergarten in Victoria, Australia.

17. A Jungle-Themed Classroom

18. A Comfy, Lived-In Learning Space

A Comfy, Lived-In Learning Space

Kim Pham Stegmaier’s Montessori classroom in Canada.

19. A Learning Space Filled with Character

A Learning Space Filled with Character
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Fire destroyed this classroom in 2002 and they were able to turn it back into this amazingly quirky space.

21. A “Natural Habitat” Classroom

A "Natural Habitat" Classroom

The Wingate Community Nursery.

22. Woodsy Fairytale Reading Pods

Woodsy Fairytale Reading Pods

(Not a classroom, but actually from Madison, Wisconsin’s children’s museum.)

23. A Vivid, Cheery Classroom

A Vivid, Cheery Classroom

24. A Space-Themed Classroom

A Space-Themed Classroom

25. A Colorful Homeschool Classroom

A Colorful Homeschool Classroom

26. A Mid-Century Inspired Classroom

A Mid-Century Inspired Classroom

With super clean lines and Eames chairs, this look makes for a beautiful high school computer lab.

27. A Bright and Minimalist Classroom

A Bright and Minimalist Classroom

Roe Lee Park Primary School got a makeover from EME Furniture in the UK.

29. An Animated Springtime Classroom Setup

An Animated Springtime Classroom Setup

30. A Nature and Camping Themed Classroom

31. An Awesome Pillow Idea for a Library Area

An Awesome Pillow Idea for a Library Area

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27 DIY Ways To Decorate Your Boring Ikea Products

Ikea is a great place to buy furniture and home decor, usually when you buy an Ikea product you need to create the finish product yourself with their parts and instructions. But did you know there are many ways you can transform your Ikea products into other things?!

These genius DIY ways to decorate your boring Ikea products will show you some neat tricks like decorating your white shelving and desks with fancy artwork, revamping your old Ikea lamp into a cool plant vase or even decorating your plain wooden chairs with colorful yarn!

1. Turn a Trampa mat into a fruity spring accessory for your entryway.

Turn a Trampa mat into a fruity spring accessory for your entryway.

If you’re not a citrus person, make a watermelon instead.

Full instructions at The House That Lars Built.

2. Brighten up a Bekväm step stool with a few sheets of removable wallpaper.

Brighten up a Bekväm step stool with a few sheets of removable wallpaper.

Use them for their original purpose, or as side tables.

Full instructions at This Little Street.

3. Glitz up an Alex unit with some metallic drawer fronts.

Glitz up an Alex unit with some metallic drawer fronts.

Who doesn’t need a little sparkle?

Full instructions at Sugar & Cloth.

4. Jazz up a plain Regolit lamp shade with some bunting.

Jazz up a plain Regolit lamp shade with some bunting.

There. Much cuter.

Full instructions at Bonjour Quilts.

5. Customize any Ikea bench with planks painted in a rainbow of colors.

No nails or screws required (just some carpenter’s wood glue).

Full instructions at Likes of Us.

6. All you need are some maps and some Mod Podge to recreate this decoupaged Micke desk.

All you need are some maps and some Mod Podge to recreate this decoupaged Micke desk.

Choose maps of the area you live in or the place you long to travel to.

Full instructions at Finding Home.

7. Decoupage illustrations from your favorite picture book to the front of some storage boxes.

Decoupage illustrations from your favorite picture book to the front of some storage boxes.

This blogger used Robert McCloskey’s classic Blueberries for Sal.

Full instructions at Design Marchand.

8. Mount a Hampen rug on a wall to make a rather cuddly pin board.

Mount a Hampen rug on a wall to make a rather cuddly pin board.

This would be perfect for a child’s room: it’s much safer to use clothespins than it is to use tacks.

More information at Ikea Hackers.

9. Turn a Råskog cart into the prettiest portable herb garden ever using some contact paper and washi tape.

Turn a Råskog cart into the prettiest portable herb garden ever using some contact paper and washi tape.

Wheel your garden outside to get some sun and then push it back in when it’s time to cook.

More information at This Little Street.

10. Wrap embroidery thread around the lids of a fewFryken baskets to spice them up a bit.

Wrap embroidery thread around the lids of a few Fryken baskets to spice them up a bit.

Choose four colors for the larger baskets, three for the smallest one.

Full instructions at Tell Love and Chocolate.

11. With a bit of paint, a Fado table lamp becomes a merry moon nightlight.

With a bit of paint, a Fado table lamp becomes a merry moon nightlight.

Mr. Moon is inspired by this adorable poster.

Learn more at Mommo Design.

12. Have your kids help you add some character to their Kritter furniture with vinyl adhesive sheets.

Have your kids help you add some character to their Kritter furniture with vinyl adhesive sheets.

Use a large hole punch to make the scallop shapes.

Full instructions at Pysselbolaget / The Crafty Swedes.

13. Transform Mammut stools into toadstools for your little “elves.”

Transform Mammut stools into toadstools for your little "elves."

These are also a great option for a Mario themed bedroom.

Full instructions at Pink Stripey Socks.

14. If you’re tired of hugging the Famnig Hjärta pillow, you could turn it into an apple.

Just add a leaf and stem (you can knit them or stitch on fabric shapes).

15. Give your son or daughter their dream bedroom and transform a Kura bed into an amazing bed-fort combo.

You’ll need some construction skills to pull this one off, but it’s so worth it.

More information at Ikea Hackers.

16. Cross-stitch a design on the top of a Frosta stool.

Cross-stitch a design on the top of a Frosta stool.

Look up cross-stitch designs on Pinterest to get inspired and then drill some holes.

Full instructions at This Little Street.

17. If you get tired of an old Ikea lamp, turn the shade into a lovely planter.

If you get tired of an old Ikea lamp, turn the shade into a lovely planter.

This tutorial is specifically for the Basisk pendant lamp, but the instructions would work for a ton of others.

Full instructions at Jade and Fern.

18. Add color to the insides of your Kallax shelves if you want to liven up a room.

Add color to the insides of your Kallax shelves if you want to liven up a room.
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This blogger used Panyl decals (they’re specially made to fit Ikea products), but paint would also work.

More information at Flax & Twine.

19. Cover a Regolit shade with images cut from old picture books.

Cover a Regolit shade with images cut from old picture books.

This would be so cute hanging in a nursery: you could use it purely for decorative purposes, or add a bulb for a nightlight-style subtle glow.

Full instructions at Dig&Mig.

20. Organize your make-up supply using a Råskog cart with added labels.

Organize your make-up supply using a Råskog cart with added labels.

Attach an Ordning utensil holder to store curlers and flatirons.

Full instructions at Polkadot Chair.

21. Stitch a Malin Figur cushion cover into a stylish tote.

Stitch a Malin Figur cushion cover into a stylish tote.

…or any other cushion cover you happen to like the pattern of.

Full instructions at Melissa Esplin.

22. Create a Billy bookcase that glows using someDioder lights.

Create a Billy bookcase that glows using some Dioder lights.

If you want a look that’s slightly more subtle, forgo color.

Full instructions at Ikea Hackers.

23. If you know how to crochet, you could whip up enough granny squares to completely cover a Norden bench.

If you know how to crochet, you could whip up enough granny squares to completely cover a Norden bench.

The coziest bench ever.

More information at Sanna & Sania.

24. If you’re more of a sewer than a crocheter, cover the Norden with a fabric slipcover.

If you're more of a sewer than a crocheter, cover the Norden with a fabric slipcover.

The best part of covering your bench with a slipcover? You can hide things under it!

More information at Sanna & Sania.

25. Get out your yarn supply and use it to wrap a Lätt table and chairs in color.

Get out your yarn supply and use it to wrap a Lätt table and chairs in color.

This would also work on adult-sized furniture—you’ll just need a lot more yarn!

Full instructions at One More Mushroom.

26. Turn a Rast chest into a craft station on wheels.

Turn a Rast chest into a craft station on wheels.

Just add hooks and some wheels (the paint job is optional, but a nice touch).

Full instructions at At Home With the Barkers.

27. Add some ears to a Fado lamp to make a bunny nightlight.

Add some ears to a Fado lamp to make a bunny nightlight.

It’s Miffy!

Full instructions at Ikea Hackers.

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27 Crazy Campers You Should Go Exploring In

Need a fun and inexpensive getaway idea for escaping the daily grind? Camper vans are a great way to drive out to the country and go exploring without the need for expensive motels. These cute and adorable campers will help you find some motivation and inspiration when it comes to exploring the natural packed countryside in your own country.

A camper van,  sometimes referred to as a camper, or a caravanette, is a self-propelled vehicle that provides both transport and sleeping accommodation. The term mainly describes vans that have been fitted out, often with a coachbuilt body for use as accommodation.

If you’re looking for a new and exciting way to explore you’re own backyard, check out these 27 Crazy Campers You Should Go Exploring In!

 

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22 Totally Free Résumé Designs For Job Hunters

Getting a job can be tough these days, with so much competition out there – you need something to make you standout from the crowd! A Resume can help you do this, but if you’re not the creative type, don’t worry! With a click of a button, you can download these free resume’s today and start finding your desired job with confidence!

The résumé is usually one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes an application for employment, which a potential employer sees regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview.

Checkout these 100% totally free Résumé Designs For Job Hunters!

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1. The left-hand side of this résumé is all business, while the right allows you to express your personality.

The left-hand side of this résumé is all business, while the right allows you to express your personality.
Simanto – design.bi

Ultimately, both are important when it comes to getting a job.

Download here.

2. A résumé acts as your first impression on a potential employer — this beautifully designed one is a good first impression to make.

A résumé acts as your first impression on a potential employer — this beautifully designed one is a good first impression to make.
Al Rayhan – behance.net

Download here.

3. For when you don’t want any frills whatsoever.

For when you don't want any frills whatsoever.
Amy Dozier – gumroad.com

This template by Amy Dozier is so fresh…so clean…so useful for almost any job you could possibly be applying for.

Download here.

4. This is a great option for someone who doesn’t have a ton of work experience.

Fernando Báez – behance.net

Fernando Báez – behance.net

Most of the emphasis is placed on the applicant’s skills and abilities (as opposed to their job history).

Download here.

5. This template has an easily changeable background.

This template has an easily changeable background.
Saptarshi Nath – behance.net

Read up on color psychology and decide what sort of nonverbal message you wish to communicate.

Download here.

6. Monochromatic yet inventive, this is a fantasticdesign to use when applying for a job in a creative field.

Monochromatic yet inventive, this is a fantastic design to use when applying for a job in a creative field.
Fay Zodiac – behance.net

And if it works for Jack Sparrow, well…get out the rum, because it’ll work for you. Just remove the swords (unless you’re actually applying to be the captain of a ship, in which case — leave ‘em).

Download here.

7. Have a pretty impressive background? Try this leandesign.

Have a pretty impressive background? Try this lean design.
Luke Taylor – dribbble.com

Let your accomplishments speak for themselves.

Download here.

8. Here’s a template to use when you want to get a lot wordier.

Here's a template to use when you want to get a lot wordier.
Subtle Creativity by hloom.com, available under Creative Commons.

Sentences upon sentences (but it still doesn’t feel cluttered).

Download here.

9. A simple template with a few pops of personality.

A simple template with a few pops of personality.
Tilman Roeder – behance.net

The signature and photo add some individuality to an otherwise subdued design.

Download here.

10. Education, skills, experience, languages: Everything has its own distinct place on this template.

Education, skills, experience, languages: Everything has its own distinct place on this template.
Clément Loyer – behance.net

Download here.

11. The well-selected font choices on this résumémake it memorable (and pleasing to the eye).

The well-selected font choices on this résumé make it memorable (and pleasing to the eye).
Pixellegancy – pixellegancy.com

Download here.

12. Using a picture of yourself on your résumé used to be seen as something you should never do…not anymore.

Using a picture of yourself on your résumé used to be seen as something you should never do...not anymore.
RockStar CV – rockstarcv.com

Of course, it depends on the job you’re applying for, but in general…it may help.

Download here.

13. You can fit so much information on this templatethat it’s almost hard to believe it’s only one page.

You can fit so much information on this template that it's almost hard to believe it's only one page.
Jonny Evans – behance.net

…but it is!

Download here.

14. A strong header will — BOOM — draw the eye right to the top of the page.

A strong header will — BOOM — draw the eye right to the top of the page.
Hadi Reda – hadireda.com

Make sure that the statement you put there is worthy of that attention; that it’s something that will make someone want to keep reading.

Download here.

15. Here’s a beautiful (less graphically intense) header option.

Here's a beautiful (less graphically intense) header option.
Amy Dozier – gumroad.com

Download here.

16. A minimalist option with two columns.

A minimalist option with two columns.
Creative Formal by hloom.com, available under Creative Commons.

It’s called “Creative Formal.” That’s a fine line to walk, but it works.

Download here.

17. Your employment history stacked up in block form.

Your employment history stacked up in block form.
Creative Bricks by hloom.com, available under Creative Commons.

The dividing lines keep things orderly.

Download here.

18. This template is refreshing (and even somewhat relaxing) to look at.

This template is refreshing (and even somewhat relaxing) to look at.
Georgian-Sorin Maxim – gumroad.com

Soothe the eyes of your (possible) future employer.

Download here.

19. A polished timeline-style design.

A polished timeline-style design.
Sm Artists – behance.net

Be sure to start with your most recent job and work backward.

Download here.

20. If you tend to go overboard with adjectives and adverbs, this template will force you to be succinct.

If you tend to go overboard with adjectives and adverbs, this template will force you to be succinct.
Asif Aleem – freebiesgallery.com

Don’t belabor things: Cut to the point and focus on the facts.

Download here.

21. An innovative, foldable choice that reads like an infographic.

Fernando Báez – behance.net

Fernando Báez – behance.net

Probably not the best design for someone hoping to start a career in finance…but for jobs where quirkiness is appreciated? Definitely.

Download here.

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13 CSS Jokes Only Web Designers Will Understand

Every now and then web designers need a good laugh! Seijo George, a Melbourne-based web designer recently created a series of programming language-based puns. He created some clever illustrations and code pun created with the language CSS. CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) is mainly used for styling websites.

The results of these CSS Jokes are minimalist and cute, the images above make the strings of css code easy to parse. You don’t have to be a super nerd to understand these CSS Jokes and which relate to today’s pop culture knowledge – you may even learn something about CSS if your a newbie!

More info: saijogeorge.com (h/t: designtaxi)

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31 Most Creative Packaging Design You’ll Ever See

Creative Packaging design can make our lives easier, with so many packaging out there for products it’s a very important part of the product. These examples of packaging design will showcase just how clever and creative it can be.

We’re constantly being bombarded with packaging on a daily basis, when we buy our coffee in the morning, or when we but the latest gadget – packaging is everywhere! Creating thoughtful packaging that will be reproduced for years to come can be a challenge when you need t consider renewable and biodegradable materials.

More than ever before Packaging design matters, we’ll be showcasing some most eye-catching and advanced packaging design you’ll ever see!

1. A genius coffee lid cup that can also hold creamers and sugar.

A genius coffee lid cup that can also hold creamers and sugar.

Designed by Joshua Harris

2. Cord packaging that tears off to become cord ties.

Cord packaging that tears off to become cord ties.

Designed by Jean-Guillaume Blais

3. Earth-friendly, protective egg packaging.

Designed by monstop

4. Adorable juice boxes that fit together.

Adorable juice boxes that fit together.

By Preston Grubbs

5. A fitness-inspired shopping bag.

A fitness-inspired shopping bag.

By TWBA/Istanbul

6. The pizza box concept that will change how you eat pizza forever. (If only they’d mass-market this concept.)

The pizza box concept that will change how you eat pizza forever. (If only they'd mass-market this concept.)

Designed by Yu Kyung Ha, Won Min Jung, and Kwon Young Hee.

7. A pastry box with built-in coffee holder.

A pastry box with built-in coffee holder.

Designed by Eva Bakacs.

8. An apt “shoebox” for Nike Airs.

An apt "shoebox" for Nike Airs.

By Scholz and Friends

9. A paintbeard.

A paintbeard.

Hopefully not made from actual human beard bristles.

By Simon Laliberté.

10. Butter with a built-in spreader as the lid.

Butter with a built-in spreader as the lid.

Designed by Yeongkeun.

11. The perfect tissue dispenser during the winter.

The perfect tissue dispenser during the winter.

More info here.

12. A toothpaste tube you can tear open at the other end when trying to get the last bit out.

A toothpaste tube you can tear open at the other end when trying to get the last bit out.

Designed by Guo Lili.

13. Fitting packaging for a spaghetti brand called NYC.

Fitting packaging for a spaghetti brand called NYC.

Designed by Alex Creamer.

14. Compartmentalized fast food packaging that would decrease waste and make eating on the go much easier.

Project by Ian Gilley

15. Behold: the Vegetebrella.

Behold: the Vegetebrella.

You can actually buy it here.

16. An updated Staples bag.

An updated Staples bag.

17. An origami microwave popcorn design that folds out into a bowl.

An origami microwave popcorn design that folds out into a bowl.

Designed by Packlab.

18. Wine bottle packaging that creates two drinking glasses.

Wine bottle packaging that creates two drinking glasses.

One for you and one for ME.

By Ampro.

19. Whimsical “Wooly Heads” packaged to look like something out of a Tim and Eric skit.

Whimsical "Wooly Heads" packaged to look like something out of a Tim and Eric skit.

By Ogilvy Frankfurt

20. A spoon that contains creamer so you just squeeze and stir.

A spoon that contains creamer so you just squeeze and stir.

Designed by Yu-Ren Lai.

21. Cheese pencils you can grate easily by “sharpening.”

By Korefe

22. A cool new way to carry your flower arrangement.

A cool new way to carry your flower arrangement.

By Icarus Leung for Flora NY.

23. A very clever way to sell earbuds.

A very clever way to sell earbuds.

Designed by Corinne Pant.

24. A sushi to-go box that uses chopsticks as the handle.

A sushi to-go box that uses chopsticks as the handle.

Concept by Ashley Buerkett.

25. Anti-smoking cigarette packaging that really drives the message home.

Anti-smoking cigarette packaging that really drives the message home.

By Reynold and Reyner.

26. Paper Doritos packaging that easily opens and closes.

Designed by Petar Pavlov.

31 Mind-Blowing Examples of Brilliant Packaging Design

This is the prototype. ISN’T IT COOL??

27. Beverage holders that are so much better than those Styrofoam things they give you at Starbucks.

Beverage holders that are so much better than those Styrofoam things they give you at Starbucks.

28. Churros with a dippable chocolate sauce container.

Churros with a dippable chocolate sauce container.

29. Portable, on-the-go dog food packaging with a built-in bowl.

Portable, on-the-go dog food packaging with a built-in bowl.

Designed by Benjamin Yi

30. This incredibly simple peanut bag with peanut shell receptacle.

This incredibly simple peanut bag with peanut shell receptacle.

Designed by Noémie Cotton.

31. The updated Pringles can that accordions out into a chip bowl.

The updated Pringles can that accordions out into a chip bowl.

Because snacking innovation is very important.

Designed by Kwon Do-hyuk, Kim Seok-woo, Seo Dong-Han, In Sung-hoonm, and Lee Bum-ho.

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33 Very Creative T-Shirt Designs

T-Shirt Designs can be the most boring clothes around, but if you bring a designer into the mix you can turn a boring piece of clothing into some most creative and clever. We’ll be taking a look at over thirty of the most creative t-shirts ever made. Unlike type based t-shirts done in Photoshop, these t-shirt designs have had some thought put into them with stunning art and creativity.

You t-shirt doesn’t have to be a blank canvas, it should help you express your personality while added some fun and charm. It’s the on piece of clothing you can represent your favourite rock band, video game or even political views to the public.

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25 Clever Kitchens Wall Art Decor Ideas

If you’re an art lover, you don’t have to stop showcasing creative and clever art when it comes to the kitchen. Many of is think you can’t have wall art when it comes to the kitchen area, but there are some inexpensive and beautiful ways you can add in some wall art ideas to literally spice up your kitchen decor!

Glam up your kitchen by adding some paintings, or other colorful wall art to suit your kitchen decor with sophistication and style! Depending on how you want your kitchen style to be, kitchen wall art can certainly elevate your space. In today’s list we’ll be showcasing 25 Clever Kitchens Wall Art Decor Ideas should you definitely try!

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Mercury Mosaics

Image: Mercury Mosaics and Tile

Hyde Park

Image: Collaborative Designworks

Spore Design

Image: Spore Design

John Johnstone

Image: John Johnstone Kitchen Design

Phoenix Contemporary

Image: Design Directives, LLC

Heather Garrett

Image: Heather Garrett Design

Mt Washington

Image: The Platform Experiment

Seacoast Rustic

Image: Patty Kennedy Interiors, LLC

Amber Frazee

Image: Angela Flournoy

Library Building

Image: Chris Snook

The Olivers

Image: Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

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Image: Lori Rourk Interiors Inc.

Urbanspace Interiors

Image: Honea Woodworks

Ansley Kitchen

Image: TerraCotta Properties

Long Island

Image: West Chin Architects & Interior Designers

Bloordale Renovation

Image: blackLAB Architects Inc.

Boulder Mountain

Image: HMH Architecture + Interiors

Buderim Balinese

Image: Ayla Constructions

G House

Image: Yellow Office Architecture

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Image: K Par K Cuisines Et Salles De Bains

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28 Clients From Hell You Should Always Avoid

Many web designers and graphic designers have horror stories of clients from hell, in some instances it’s best to stay away from these people and move on if you want to keep your sanity. The team Client From Hell collecting a extremely funny compilation of real-life experiences freelance designers have had with their clients.

We’ll be showcasing stories of freelance web designers and graphic designers talking about their worst experiences, sometimes the client just doesn’t have a clue about the design industry and will say some pretty weird things! Being a freelance designer can be rewarding when you’ve got the right client, but they can also be very annoying with clients from hell! You may also enjoy 70+ Awful Client Comments Designers All Hate

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22 Food Art That Will Make You Very Hungry!

When we eat food it’s always best if it’s presented nicely to make it more appetizing. Part of the pleasure of eating food doesn’t only come with the taste, it also comes to how to meal is presented. We’ll be taking a look at some awesome Food Art that will make you very hungry!

To get your taste buds going, these works of art are designed by various chef’s and ordinary people from around the world. Featuring some of the most popular food items like Chocolate, Ice Cream, Chips, Cake and Fruit – some of these works of art are also a bit of tongue and cheek!

You don’t have to be a professional chef to try and make food art yourself! Food art can be created with just about any type of food! These works of art that will make you very hungry should be enough to have you start cooking straight away!

“Fish Under Water”

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“Chocolate Chocolate and more Chocolate!”

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“Lemon Tart by Antonio Bachour”

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“Antwerpen by Van Damme”

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“Skitchen” by Benoit Jammes

You leave the house and your potatoes immediately start practicing their kickflips.

“Processed Views” by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

"Processed Views" by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

A project examining industrial food production, Ciurej and Lochman “built these views to examine consumption, progress and the changing landscape.” You can buy a postcard set of the series here.

Ceramics by Anna Barlow

These sculptures may look deliciously oozy and gooey, but you’d break a tooth if you attempted to eat one.

“Meals Interrupted” by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca

"Meals Interrupted" by Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca

A series depicting meals that came to a close rather abruptly: “each shot vividly captures the disappointment and sense of abandonment that evidently accompanies a gathering that is suddenly and unexpectedly ended.”

The meals you see above = “Al Dente” (“an Italian lunch ruined by a calculated mob hit”) and “Honeyed” (“picnic ravaged by a swarm of bees”).

“Sweet and Low” by Nicoletta Ceccoli

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See other pieces from Nicoletta’s “Sweet and Low” show here.

Charted Food by Pop Chart Lab

Charted Food by Pop Chart Lab

Like the cheese chart? There’s more where that came from… here’s coffee, beer, vegetables, wine, fruits, and whiskey.

“Fingerprints” by Kevin Van Aelst

After making the giant Cheez Doodle fingerprint, Kevin Van Aelst probably left *actual* cheesy fingerprints everywhere.

“A Tribute to Budgie” by Anna Keville Joyce and Agustín Nieto

"A Tribute to Budgie" by Anna Keville Joyce and Agustín Nieto

To see the other birds Anna illustrated and Agustín photographed, click here.

“Bauhaus” by Nicky&Max

To learn more about the Bauhaus movement that inspired this series, go here.

“Big Appetites” by Christopher Boffoli

"Big Appetites" by Christopher Boffoli

Real food + tiny people = huge greatness. Buy a copy of Christopher’s Big Appetites book here.

“The Comfort Food Series” by Jessica Dance and David Sykes

Knit food you could take a nap on.

“Candybar Carpet” by We Make Carpets

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This is probably the first time in your life you’ve ever actively wanted to eat a carpet. You should also check out their pasta and coffeefloor coverings.

“Recipes” by Nora Luther and Pavel Becker

Preparing dinner would be exceedingly difficult if the ingredients suddenly became weightless.

“Foodie Alphabet” by Vidhya Nagarajan

Spell your name in food. Do it. If you mixed the ingredients together, would your meal be delicious or disgusting? “M” for maldon sea salt, “A” for anchovies, “L” for leeks…..

“Contemporary Pieces” by Rebecca Rütten

Photographs of fast food inspired by paintings from the Renaissance.

“The Coming Storm” by Will Cotton

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Would a cotton candy storm involve liquid sugar?

“Band Riders” by Hargreaves and Levin

If you’re a famous performer you get to make requests before you arrive at a venue for a concert – you put together a “rider” filled with the different things you want to munch on and drink backstage. You could simply ask for bottled water… or get much, much more elaborate. In this series, Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin depict the riders of famous musicians like Beyoncé (“juicy baked chicken, garlic, sea salt, black pepper”) and Marilyn Manson (“gummi bears”).

“Fictitious Dishes” by Dinah Fried

"Fictitious Dishes" by Dinah Fried

Dinah Fried photographs different meals as they are described in works of literature (like The Bell Jar and The Catcher in the Rye). Intrigued? Her series was made into a book – buy it here.

“Insult Cakes” / “Let Them Eat Cake” by Stephanie Gonot and Max Siedentopf

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39 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets You Need to Own

Whether it’s for cooking or cleaning, many of us can’t live without our kitchen gadgets! They can making cooking recipes, making coffee or chopping vegetables a breeze, and even make the kitchen more enjoyable to be in. So what are the recent kitchen gadgets you need to own?

In today’s post we’ll be looking at 39 Futuristic Kitchen Gadgets You Need to Own, ranging from some of the latest coffee gadgets, quality and freshness remote control, weight and scales gadgets and heaps more! If you love being in the kitchen you’ll love these new and fresh kitchen gadgets!

1. Somabar is a “personal bartender” that will mix up your favorite cocktail on demand… and in under five seconds!

Somabar is a "personal bartender" that will mix up your favorite cocktail on demand... and in under five seconds!

Getting drunk has never been more convenient.

2. Doodle on all of your meals and beverages withCinniBird (a remarkably cool pen that uses spices and seasonings for “ink”).

Doodle on all of your meals and beverages with CinniBird (a remarkably cool pen that uses spices and seasonings for "ink").

Use cinnamon on hot apple cider or powdered sugar on top of a chocolate cake.

3. Minipresso is a portable espresso maker that allows you to get a jolt of caffeine ANYWHERE!

Make espresso on a mountain. Make espresso in a canoe. Make espresso behind a waterfall. Make espresso when your nemesis buries you in a crate in the desert.

4. Buy a magnifying spoon and you’ll never accidentally swallow a fly again.

People in the future don’t unknowingly swallow strands of hair.

5. Season your food with “microgreen” herbs grown indoors. The Microgarden uses a gel substance so you don’t even need to remember to water them.

Be a part of the (indoor) farm to table movement.

6. Peres is an “electronic nose” that can detect the quality and freshness levels of an array of meats.

Peres is an "electronic nose" that can detect the quality and freshness levels of an array of meats.

Food poisoning isn’t the most delightful way to spend a day (or week): let this device sniff out whether or not you should avoid eating that chicken.

7. Top Brewer looks like your typical sink faucet, only it releases coffee instead of water.

Top Brewer looks like your typical sink faucet, only it releases coffee instead of water.

The most amazing beverage in the world flowing out of a faucet and into your impatiently awaiting mug. I know it’s tempting, but don’t just stick your mouth under the dispenser – caffeine isn’t worth getting painful mouth burns.

8. With a Vision Toaster you can watch your bread toast and stop it *just* before it starts to burn.

… after all, that’s the ideal level of crispness.

9. Have you ever (annoyingly) found yourself without an egg in the middle of baking? The Egg Minderkeeps track of how many eggs you have.

Have you ever (annoyingly) found yourself without an egg in the middle of baking? The Egg Minder keeps track of how many eggs you have.

You’ll never have to rush to the grocery store on an egg-run again.

10. These cups may seem magical, but they’re just reflective: they mirror the pattern on any saucer.

Now it’s easy to make matching sets.

11. Your own body heat is conducted into this knife, allowing you to spread straight-from-the-fridge butter easily.

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Bread shall no longer rip.

12. Dishes, fruits, vegetables – CoverBlubber will stretch to fit ‘em all.

Gak meets Saran wrap.

13. The Decapitator is “a bottle cap’s worst nightmare.”

The Decapitator is "a bottle cap's worst nightmare."

Why would you use an old-fashioned bottle opener when you could use this guy? BE GONE, CAPS. BE GONE.

14. A rod that you can use to heat up any liquid: tea, coffee, soup – you name it, Miito will heat it.

…and save you energy while it does.

15. The Prep Pad scale and app act as your personal “kitchen nutritionist”, keeping track of your food-related health goals.

The Prep Pad scale and app act as your personal "kitchen nutritionist", keeping track of your food-related health goals.

What a team.

16. Rollie an easy-to-use, vertical cooking system.

It’s the easiest way to prepare eggs (or cinnamon rolls or pizza) in a hurry. Will it feel somewhat strange to eat an omelette shaped like a burrito? Possibly… but it will still taste delicious.

17. BKON is a majestic machine that brews your tea.

That was the simple way to put it, here’s the more complex – it brews any loose leaf tea, third wave coffee, or infused cocktail using negative pressure. How fast is it? FAST. It can whip up over 60 cups in an hour! And it cleans itself! Amazing.

18. Mellow will help you become a sous-vide master with ease.

Does your meat always end up dry? Horribly, horribly dry? You should try preparing it using the sous-vide method of cooking. That may sound intimidating, but not with this device: it does all of the work for you and you’ll never have to bite into a piece of dry chicken again.

19. Want to cook in an environmentally friendly way? Buy a Gosun and let the sun heat up your food for you.

Want to cook in an environmentally friendly way? Buy a Gosun and let the sun heat up your food for you.

It even works on cloudy days!

20. You + Verilux (a UV rechargeable sanitizing wand) = bye bye, germs.

Get outta here, mold.

21. Wave your hand in front of your SnackMan and instantly get some candy.

…or something healthier – it’s your choice.

22. Honey isn’t very futuristic, but dipping honey using the Acacia? Incredibly futuristic.

Honey isn't very futuristic, but dipping honey using the Acacia? Incredibly futuristic.

Plus – it’s just beautifully designed.

23. The Sonic Decanter makes your wine taste better using “ultrasonic energy.”

The Sonic Decanter makes your wine taste better using "ultrasonic energy."

Even a $5.00 bottle of wine? You’ll have to try it and see.

24. This looks like a strainer someone would use in a sci-fi movie.

Ripley could have drained some pasta in one (if she wasn’t so busy fighting an alien).

25. A temperature-controlled pan that will act as chef when you’re incapable.

A temperature-controlled pan that will act as chef when you're incapable.

It simply knows how to prepare things better than you do. Don’t be ashamed.

26. You may find the shape of the Goat Mug odd, but it was chosen for a reason: it helps you get every last drop of coffee into your gullet.

Get your money’s worth.

27. Why do things lose their freshness? Air. While most storage containers trap all of the stale air in the compartment with your food, EVAK pushes it all out.

It will keep your edibles fresh and delicious for a longer period of time. Yum, yum.

28. Drinking beer from a bottle at home will never be the same as getting a pint at a bar… unless you have this beer foamer.

Drinking beer from a bottle at home will never be the same as getting a pint at a bar... unless you have this beer foamer.

Foam makes all the difference and this device allows you to make dense, delicious foam to top off your glass of bottled beer.

29. Incredibly strong knives that you’ll only have to sharpen every 25 years or so.

Incredibly strong knives that you'll only have to sharpen every 25 years or so.

“Lemme just set a reminder on my phone…”

30. Bags are for Luddites – Luddites who don’t mind eating bread that’s practically crouton-ed. Don’t be like them, use the Bread Keeper.

Croutons have their place, but that place isn’t in the vicinity of a sandwich.

31. Don’t be deterred by the fact that this strainerlooks somewhat like an alien egg sac.

Not only does is strain things, you can actually keep your vegetables inside theFood Pod while you steam them.

32. Buy a Fruit Iceball Maker And Water Bottle(because in the future, “normal” ice cubes are obsolete).

Buy a Fruit Iceball Maker And Water Bottle (because in the future, "normal" ice cubes are obsolete).

You wouldn’t be caught dead drinking something cooled by a lame-o cube.

33. Effortlessly toss out scraps as you prepare dinner: one efficient wave near this can and the top flips open for you.

If you’re dancing around the kitchen, you could give a lil’ foot kick to open it up.

34. With this app-controlled slow cooker you can start preparing dinner before you’ve even left the office.

Your kitchen will smell delicious by the time you get home.

35. If you spend time meticulously constructing a sandwich, you should make sure it doesn’t get ruined on your way to work: use Compleat.

Possible jingle: “Com-pleat! Com-pleat! Keeps things looking good enough to eat!”

36. This knife set looks as though it may suddenly spring to life and try to sneak off the counter and out of the kitchen.

Like a dangerous crab.

37. Xperia = the tablet made specifically for your kitchen.

Xperia = the tablet made specifically for your kitchen.

“It’ll just get covered in flour and grease and stop working!”

WRONG! Yes, it’ll get dirty (of course it will get dirty), but you can rinse it off in the sink: it’s capable of being submerged for up to 30 minutes… who knows why you’d need to submerge it for 30 minutes, but – hey, you could.

38. The perfect ice cream bowl to use on a hot day,ChillTHAT keeps things frozen.

The perfect ice cream bowl to use on a hot day, ChillTHAT keeps things frozen.

Your mint chip won’t get soupy.

39. Muki is a coffee mug that can receive messages.

It’s outfitted with an “e-ink” display powered by the heat from your morning cup of joe. What images appear? Whatever pictures (or messages) your friends send to it: each time you refill the cup it’s a surprise.

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50 Colorful Glowing Prisms on the Streets of Montreal

A public art installation was recently unveiled by Canadian architecture firm RAW in Montreal. These impressive colorful 50 glowing prisms emit lights and colors. The structures are six and a half feet tall and can be found throughout the Place des Festivals. Visitors are allowed walk around all these rotating art installations. At night is when they are at their best when the colorful light are illuminated by those who pass by.

These colorful glowing prisms are built from panels laminated with dichroic film, they trasmit and reflect all the colors humans can see. Their bases are projected that make an array of reflections and lights. As the prism’s rotate, a sound of bells play to bring in some added beauty. The art installation is titled, Prismatica, and was designed with winter intended. RAW’s Roland Colthoff state:

We wanted to contribute an installation that was immersive, yet inviting. We wanted people to play around, have fun and, in doing so, forget about the cold

Their art entry was one of two selected by the juries of the fifth annual Luminothérapie competition. If you’re in the Montreal area you can checkout the work until February 1, 2015.

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

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34 Most Creative Book Covers You Have To See

Books are one of those items that need to have an brilliantly designed cover in order to attract readers and buyers. The book cover needs to provide a specific emotion and imagery so the viewer can get a good sense of what the story might be about before reading the blurb. So people can pick up the book and start reading, plain book covers don’t provide anything (unless the book is well known) and it’s essential to have a front cover that stands out.

There are many great designers out there to look through if you’re looking for some book cover inspiration. If you don’t have the time to browse bookshops for hours looking for book cover designs to inspire you, these thirty four most brilliantly designed book covers should help you out – there are so many book cover styles to see like typography, character design, landscape art and many more which tell a story in their own way!

 

Something Nasty in the Woodshed by Kyril Bonfiglioli

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Penguin

Design by Luke Pearson

The Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum

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Penguin

Design by Dana Tanamachi

Alice in Wonderland By Lewis Carrol

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Puffin Books

Design By Dana Tanamachi

The Book of Heaven by Patricia Storace

The Book of Heaven by Patricia Storace
Pantheon

Design by Linda Huang.

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce
Doubleday

Design by Emily Mahon.

Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch

Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch
HarperCollins

Design by Milan Bozic.

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row
Riverhead

Design by Oliver Munday.

In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno

In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno
McSweeney’s

Design by Sunra Thompson.

California by Edan Lepucki

California by Edan Lepucki
Little, Brown and Company

Design by Julianna Lee.

The Arsonist by Sue Miller

The Arsonist by Sue Miller
Knopf

Design by Gabriele Wilson.

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
Coffee House Press

Design by W. H. Chong.

Euphoria by Lily King

Euphoria by Lily King
Atlantic Monthly Press

Design by Chin Yee Lai.

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Timothy Goodman.

You by Caroline Kepnes

You by Caroline Kepnes
Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Design by Natalie Sousa.

Amnesia by Peter Carey

Amnesia by Peter Carey
Faber & Faber

Design by Alex Kirby.

The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara

The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara
New Directions

Design by Paul Sahre.

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Riverhead

Design by Janet Hansen.

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall by Will Chancellor
Harper

Design by Richard Ljoenes.

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones
Mulholland Books

Design by Keith Hayes.

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir
Crown

Design by Eric White.

The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein

The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein
Verso Books

Design by Matt Dorfman.

Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer

Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer
Melville House

Design by Christopher Brian King.

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed

The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Gabriele Wilson.

Half Bad by Sally Green

Half Bad by Sally Green
Viking Juvenile

Design by Tim Green (Faceout Studio).

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead

My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
Crown

Design by Elena Giavaldi.

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Riverhead

Design by Helen Yentus.

The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya

The Big Green Tent by Ludmila Ulitskaya
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Devin Washburn.

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Eric Nyquist

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
Pantheon

Design by Joan Wong.

Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn

Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn
Faber & Faber

Design by Darren Wall.

Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey

Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
FSG Originals

Design by Charlotte Strick, illustration by Patrick Leger.

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Canongate

Art direction and design by Rafi Romaya, illustration by Yehrin Tong.

Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus

Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus
Knopf

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball
Pantheon

Design by Peter Mendelsund.

Us by David Nicholls

Us by David Nicholls
Harper

Design direction by Jarrod Taylor.

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42 Wine Bottles Every Designer Should See

Wine Bottles are one of the most beautifully designed packaging, with their elegant glass bottle shape and cork seal. The labels on Wine Bottles have usually got a lot of planning behind them. Many important features go into a Wine Bottle design, like where the wine was made, the wine type and the name of the wine.

Many North and South American, South African, and Australasian wine producers select the bottle shape with which they wish to associate their wines. For instance, a producer who believes his wine is similar to Burgundy may choose to bottle his wine in Burgundy-style bottles.

If you’re a designer, you’ll definitely want to check out these Wine Bottles! These wine bottles feature some exceptional designer labels and some even have unique bottle designs!

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40 Instagram Accounts Color Lovers Should Follow

If you’re a fan of all things color, you should checkout these forty Instagram accounts which showcase wonderful color schemes. When you’re in need of some color inspiration there’s nothing better than searching for new and exciting color schemes which you can use in your design projects!

Did you know these color facts?

1. Green- This color creates the brain, Without it processing of light signals coming from outer space  is not possible in our world and it also reminds monochromatic images of the famous film “The Matrix.”

2. Scientists have found that for the perception of red color corresponds to the X-chromosome. Therefore, women are much better than men in distinguishing shades of red. It also Recall that women have two X – chromosomes and males only one.

3. The best color for the car – silver. According to statistics, machine silver less often involved in accidents. This is due to the fact that they are clearly visible on the road and under twilight.

Read more color facts

The science of color is sometimes called chromatics, colorimetry, or simply color science. It includes the perception of color by thehuman eye and brain, the origin of color in materials, color theory in art, and the physics of electromagnetic radiation in the visible range (that is, what we commonly refer to simply as light). Now scroll down to find the best Instagram accounts color lovers should follow!

1. Kimberly Genevieve

This wall is amazing and so is Kimberly’s entire account. She’s a photographer based in Los Angeles and even her food photos are vibrant.

2. Alice Oehr

Have you ever received such an adorable piece of mail? Befriend illustrator and designer Alice Oehr and maybe you will.

3. Matt Lyon (c86)

Follow Matt and eagerly wait for him to post one of his wonderful shape-filled illustrations.

4. Kitiya Palaskas

Kitiya is a “craft-based designer with big hair” and one of the most vivid accounts around.

5. Shannon ONeill

Shannon is vintage inspired designer who also makes rad monster sculptures.

6. Hooray Today

Hooray Today = makers of fun, colorful cards. Follow them and it’ll be almost as awesome as actually getting one in the mail.

7. Will Bryant

Will is a designer living in Portland, Oregon. His exuberant, positive work is always nice to see during an Instagram scroll when you happen to be feeling gloomy.

9. Rilla Alexander

Rilla wrote and illustrated The Best Book in the World (Flying Eye Books, 2014) and her Instagram isn’t too shabby either.

10. Crafting Community

You may not be able to visit Crafting Community in Los Angeles, but you can still get plenty of inspiration (of a colorful sort) by following their account.

11. Dusen Dusen

Ellen Van Dusen is a fashion designer with a bright palette and (bonus) a cute dog.

12. Camilla Falsini

Tweet. Tweet. Everything in Camilla’s feed is neat.

13. Jimmy Marble

He’ll bright up your life.

14. Martha Moore Porter (Buried Diamond)

Charms from Buried Diamond > charms from Pandora (and you’ll want eight bracelets covered with them after you start following Martha).

15. Beci Orpin

Can’t get enough Beci Oprin greatness? Check out her books.

16. Craig & Karl

Craig is in New York and Karl is in London, but their work is now on your phone and ready to brighten up your day.

17. Annie Larson

Annie is the queen of vivid knitwear.

18. Kari Devereaux

Have a fairly bland wardrobe? Maybe Kari will inspire you to buy things in richer hues. Or perhaps a banana-print suit.

19. hellosandwich

The username is slightly misleading and you may not see a lot of sandwiches, but you will definitely see a lot of color.

20. Stacy Anne Longenecker (LEIF)

Stacy’s snapshots are never drab.

21. Matthew Daniel Swan

Matthew is an illustrator based in London. This plate is just one of many featured in his account – wouldn’t it be great to host a dinner party using them? Or start a plate wall? Or even just eat off of one (keeping all of your food to the side so you can fully appreciate its marvelousness)?

22. Kindah Khalidy

Radiant abstract work from Kindah Khalidy.

23. Gorman

If you’re the sort of person who would wear a dress covered in lobsters, vegetables or satellites, you’ll probably love following Gorman (an Australian clothing, accessories and homeware company).

24. Leslie Schneider (Splendid Rags)

“Visual optimism” from Leslie Schneider (a stylist in California).

25. Brittany Watson Jepsen (The House That Lars Built)

A highly enjoyable Instagram account with oh so many fabulous shots worthy of posting on Things Organized Neatly.

26. Tiffany Pratt

Judging solely from her Instagram account, Tiffany’s life is art directed by Crayola.

27. Will Taylor (Bright Bazaar)

More brightly colored doors and walls than you ever imagined existing.

28. Jon Burgerman

Sad pizza; happy feed.

29. Karen Doolittle

Scroll quickly through Karen Doolittle’s photos and it will make your phone screen look a bit like a rainbow.

30. Julie Pinzur

Can’t get enough? Follow Julie’s other account: Mokuyobi Threads.

31. Cat Rabbit

There’s no way this alpaca won’t put a smile on your face. Pineapple saddlebags!

32. Marion Toy

Fully committing to a colorful lifestyle.

33. Chelsea Brink

“Rainbow everything.”

34. The Collecteur

High fashion, high pigment.

35. Hine Mizushima

When you see a felted octopus tucked cozily into a petite bed you must IMMEDIATELY follow the account of the human who created him (Hine Mizushima).

36. Kelly Lanza (Studio DIY)

Color + great DIY projects.

37. Margaux Carpe

Another illustrator with a strong appreciation for brightness.

38. Sara Cath Pierce

“A photographer that lives a dreamy life with dreamy people” in psychedelic colors.

39. Lesley Barnes

Lesley’s account is an excellent mix of vintage things and her own illustrations.

40. Charlotte Love

Lastly, here’s Charlotte Love’s merry account. Your time spent on Instagram will now be approximately 428% more colorful. Enjoy.

via BuzzFeed

Art

7 Architectural Landmarks Made with Bike Tire Tracks

Thomas Yang is an artist who creates amazing prints made with Bike Tire Tracks to create a poster of the Empire State Building. Since then his has explored more famous Architectural Landmark from around the world merging his inspiration for cycling and architecture into beautiful works of art.

Creating artwork from bicycle tire tracks is quite an awesome idea! The contrast between the black paint against the white paper is very bold and striking. The bicycle tires leave a ornate pattern which adds more beauty to the artwork.

These 7 Architectural Landmarks Made with Bike Tire Tracks feature famous landmarks like Eiffel Tower, the Tower Bridge, and China’s Forbidden City. Although his prints are currently sold out, you can check out the full set with the link below.

More info: 100copies.net

7 Architectural Landmarks Made with Bike Tire Tracks

7 Architectural Landmarks Made with Bike Tire Tracks

7 Architectural Landmarks Made with Bike Tire Tracks

Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang tires posters and prints bicycles architecture

Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang tires posters and prints bicycles architecture

Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang tires posters and prints bicycles architecture

Architectural Landmarks Created with Bicycle Tire Tracks by Thomas Yang tires posters and prints bicycles architecture

 

Product Design

3D Printed Lamp Covers The Room In Fancy Lace Patterns

Paris based artists, Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques have created an awesome 3D printed lamp design which covers your room in elegant lace patterns. These ornamental patterns are both eye catching and beautiful to be surround by. In today’s article we’ll be looking at a stunning 3D Printed Lamp Covers The Room In Fancy Lace Patterns.

Their 3D-Printed lamp looks nothing like any other lamp, and bring a unique take on creative lamps. The 3D-printed lace cowl casts it’s shine on the room, the sky model which hangs from the ceiling and covers the surrounding walls with the elegant lace patterns, while the land version can sit on tables.

You may think that 3D-printing, but it’s been around for afew years and has recently taken off with the technology getting better and easier to use. Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques seem to be very good experts when it comes to 3D-printing as they come up with creative and complex designs. Besides this lamp, they also have a fantastic collection of 3D-printed lace animal sculptures which you can see on their website.

More info: lpjacques.com | Facebook | Behance (h/t: ufunk)

3D-Printed Lamp Covers Your Room In Elegant Lace Patterns

Design/Dev

16 Weird and Creative Resumes

Let’s face it, job hunting isn’t the most enjoyable thing to do! Searching for endless jobs that suit your skills, applying for them and going to the dreaded job interview is something we all fear. No matter what job you apply for you’re going to need a creative resume. These resumes pack some punch when it comes to being creativity, featuring 4 pack beer resumes, coffee bag resumes, vintage travelling bag resume to sewn fabric resume.

A résumé is a marketing tool in which the content should be adapted to suit each individual job application and/or applications aimed at a particular industry. The transmission of résumés directly to employers became increasingly popular as late as 2002.

In this day and age you need to look unique and professional. Your resume above all else needs to stand out and be noticed, these weird and creative resumes ideas designed by creatives got them noticed in the competitive job market. In this article we’ve found 16 Weird and Creative Resumes, these resume ideas will get your creative juices flowing when creating your own awesome resume!

4 Pack Beer Resume

Creative Resumes

Employers receive countless resumes from hopeful job applicants, but not many come in the form of craft-brewed 4-packs of beer. (link: abcnews)

Coffee Bag Resume by Benjamin Dooling

Creative Resumes

Benjamin wanted his resume to not only feature his qualifications and skills, but to also represent his artistic philosophy. He created a line of locally-roasted coffee, packed in craft-paper bags with his information printed on them. (link: benjamindooling)

Vintage Resume Package by Brian Moose

Creative Resumes

Brian is now hoping that this resume will land him a job at Pixar Animation Studios. (link: brianmoose)

Milk Box Resume by Miguel Rato

Miguel created this resume, hoping to be hired by a London-based advertising agency in London, Wieden + Kennedy. He’s still waiting for the answer. (link: miguelrato)

Bookable Resume by Mike Freeman

Not wanting to waste any time for potential employers, Mike Freeman put up a “Book a meeting” section next to his resume. By filling in the application, you‘re also granted a „firm handshake, a limited-edition business card and resume hard copies”. (link: mikefreeman.myshopify.com)

Facebook Resume by Sabrina Saccocio

Sabrina wanted people to automatically feel comfortable with her resume, so she wisely chose to incorporate her personal information into a Facebook profile format. Not only does this give the main facts about her, but also demonstrates how social media-savvy and creative Sabrina is. (link: stevepratt.com)

Old-School Movie Poster Resume by Joe Kelso

„This resume was my secret weapon,” says Jon Kelso, who presented his personal information in a form of an old-school movie poster. Before the crisis struck, he says he would get invited to an interview everytime he‘d send out a copy of this CV. (link: businessinsider.com)

T-shirt Resume

What has now become a trend and can even be ordered and customized online, was first started back in 2008. Kelly Kinney, wearing a T-shirt that read “I need a job” and her resume on the back, would hang around various coffee houses, hoping to get noticed and hired. (link: articles.cnn.com)

Board Game Resume by Kristian Leigh Walsh

Kristian Leigh Walsh gave her curriculum a form of a board game, where a little car would trace down her achievements and list of skills. (link: klwalsh.com)

Subway Map Resume by Jonathan Kaczynski

It‘s not unheard of to compare your life a journey, or a road: probably inspired by this metaphor, Jonathan Kaczynski constructed his resume in a form of a subway map. (link: achisutoshinzo.deviantart.com)

Newspaper Style Resume by Chuck D. Lay

A nice resume might sometimes serve as part of your portfolio, especially if you‘re a graphic designer like this guy from Louisiana. We don’t know if he got the job, but Deviantart users absolutely loved this old-school newspaper design! (link: chuckdlay.deviantart.com)

Sewn Fabric Resume by Melissa Washin

“Sewing is one of my biggest passions, and I wanted to convey that somehow in my resume.” After transferring her resume on a white fabric, Melissa sewed it onto multiple fabrics to hand out. Her efforts helped her land a job right after graduation. (link: melissamakesthings)

Google Resume by Eric Gandhi

Eric actually got an interview with Google after his resume was featured on several websites. The guy later admitted he didn’t take job in the end, but got a position in another company where he felt appreciated. (link: ericgandhi)

3D Resume by Sarah Odgers

“Why hand a boring, Word-based resume to a potential employer when you can showcase your abilities and personality to create a great first impression?” Despite the employer laughing in her face when he first saw this resume, she still got the job. (link: sarahodgers)

Talking Resume by Victor Petit

QR CODE – Content-rich Resume from Victor petit on Vimeo.

“I realized during my previous job search that getting an interview at a communication agency is the hardest part of the process,” says Petit. “I tried to create a CV that would enable me to express myself vocally as soon as they read the paper version. The combination of a sheet of paper and a QR code felt like the best way to reach that goal.” (link: victorpetit)

Badass Typographic Resume by Shakira Twigden

“I wanted to grab someone’s attention. People take design too seriously, especially when searching for jobs. I basically wanted to say “Hey, I know that you are busy and have a team full of great people, but I can get the job done too.” (link: shakiratwigden)