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Not From France French’s Mustard

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Protz Studio business cards

Nina Stössinger’s Nordvest typeface plays a supporting role alongside the lettered logotype in Protz Studio ’s visual identity, designed by Smith & Diction in 2017. Source: Protz Studio business cards

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Architecture

The Plan to Build a Skyscraper That Doesn’t Cast a Shadow

Growing cities around the world have nowhere to go but up, leading to taller and taller buildings. But while mega-skyscrapers are the most efficient way to build new homes, they also cast long shadows, drawing the ire of people living and working below. Source: The Plan to Build a Skyscraper

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Jatachi Branding by Practica

Jatachi is an Asian street food restaurant that takes a distinctly urban tilt to its brand. Inspired by sticker art culture and graffiti, the logo works as an artists’ tag, covering up what looks like found shirts and print pieces and claiming them as its own. Source: Jatachi Branding by Practica

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Not From France French’s Mustard

Not From France Not From France American food has gotten a bad rap in the culinary world. Lazy, expected and borrowed. But French’s has stood up for American flavour since 1904, and they’re not backing down. We’re proud of our corndogs, green bean casserole and smoked turkey legs. Source: Not

Personal Development

How to Weigh Your Options and Decide Wisely: Benjamin Franklin’s Pioneering Pros and Cons Framework

A worksheet for the moral mathematics of decision-making from America’s original prophet of self-improvement. When the 29-year-old Charles Darwin made his endearing list of the pros and cons of marriage , he was applying a now common decision-making technique pioneered half a century earlier by another revolutionary mind on the

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Freddie Mercury loved music, flamboyant fashion, Liza Minnelli , and as the new Bohemian Rhapsody biopic attests, his cats. Though the Rami Malek film does not get into many specifics—there are only so many feline cutaways director Bryan Singer could presumably fit into the approximately two-hour run time—it teases howRead More →

Not From France Not From France American food has gotten a bad rap in the culinary world. Lazy, expected and borrowed. But French’s has stood up for American flavour since 1904, and they’re not backing down. We’re proud of our corndogs, green bean casserole and smoked turkey legs. Source: NotRead More →

Travel the World When You Stitch These Architecturally-Inspired Embroidery Patterns Parisian Win­dow This post con­tains some affil­i­ate links. If you make a pur­chase, Brown Paper Bag may earn an affil­i­ate com­mis­sion. Learn more here . Source: Travel the World When You Stitch These Architecturally-Inspired Embroidery PatternsRead More →

Nevin Ynga Pozzoli – Nuna Cold Brew Coffee Nuna Cold Brew Coffe asked us to develop its logo, identity and label of its Cold Brew. Under the concept of “Free your coffee soul” we decided as a goal to achieve a memorable experience, we reflect the passion of connoisseurs ofRead More →

Vaping is starting to pick up traction, and the FDA recently called vaping a “teen epidemic.” It’s a problem among younger generations because vaping is causing teens to transition to regular cigarette smoking. But we’re also seeing a lot of smokers turn to vaping. Source: Why Smokers Are Turning ToRead More →

Growing cities around the world have nowhere to go but up, leading to taller and taller buildings. But while mega-skyscrapers are the most efficient way to build new homes, they also cast long shadows, drawing the ire of people living and working below. Source: The Plan to Build a SkyscraperRead More →

Anything but superficial: Inkiostro Bianco

                        The collection is composed of three lines, one designed in-house, the other two by Como-based Studio Zero and architect Emanuele Missaglia. Each displays an intricacy of detail and a high degree of material respect. And with TouchĂ©, InkiostroRead More →

Jatachi is an Asian street food restaurant that takes a distinctly urban tilt to its brand. Inspired by sticker art culture and graffiti, the logo works as an artists’ tag, covering up what looks like found shirts and print pieces and claiming them as its own. Source: Jatachi Branding by PracticaRead More →

We often tend to diminish the importance of outdoor lighting or even to ignore this whole subject entirely which is a real shame because if you truly want your house to feel like a home you have to make sure it’s beautiful and inviting inside and out, in the daylightRead More →

In Spring 2018 the Slanted editors took a close-up look at the contemporary design scene of Dubai. A city—when described by many people—that is all sickening shine and has no soul. Source: Slanted magazine #32 — DubaiRead More →

Nina Stössinger’s Nordvest typeface plays a supporting role alongside the lettered logotype in Protz Studio ’s visual identity, designed by Smith & Diction in 2017. Source: Protz Studio business cardsRead More →

Toma Vagner, work for The New York Times There’s something instantly beguiling about Toma Vagner’s work: her illustrations deal in strange, exotic yet nostalgic color palettes, delicious textures, and a set of motifs—toys, puzzles, Japanese ephemera—that add a sense of the surreal. Source: Toys, Japanese Compositions + Beguiling Textures: TheRead More →

Dániel Taylor is a Hungarian artist that has created his own challenge in October, called « Inktober ». « I kind of participated in my own Inktober challenge which had one rule: don’t use any colours. I also had a lot of fun with some halftone textures », he says.Read More →

For the Sonos x Frame Sound Challenge, we worked with the brand to produce an experiential installation. Here are some of the lessons we learned from them. Source: Into immersive experiences? Here are three tips from a brand doing them wellRead More →

Protest Posters 2: New International Entries Confront Issues with Confidence These call-to-action posters from around the world deal with ongoing social and political issues. Protest posters have a longstanding history in this country and abroad. Source: Protest Posters 2: New International Entries Confront Issues with ConfidenceRead More →

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920

From gold buttons to comfortable tailored trousers and comfortable cardigan sweaters, there is no more significant influence on clothes than Coco Chanel. Born in Saumur, France in 1883 this outspoken independent woman remains the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. She alone is responsible for the then revolutionaryRead More →

If someone mentions Christmas colors, red and green probably instantly come to mind. But though they’re the default, they’re far from the only choice for a Christmas color scheme. If you’re not a fan of the color combination, or it just doesn’t look good with your existing regular decor, whyRead More →

Photographer Edward Woodman is best known for capturing iconic portraits of artists and their work during the 1980s and 1990s, including Damien Hirst’s seminal exhibition Freeze in 1988. Source: Space, Light and Time: Edward Woodman’s iconic images of artists and their workRead More →

Starling Project $55 With 60+ hours of burn time, this hyacinth and bamboo candle boasts fresh and clean floral notes. Made in Brooklyn, it’s crafted from natural soy wax, with a cotton wick and housed in a 100% recycled glass votive. Source: Hyacinth + Bamboo CandleRead More →

Nanny and self-taught photographer Vivian Maier  (1926–2009) (previously  here and here ) kept nearly 150,000 photographic images, including street photography and self-portraits, hidden from the world until an estate sale in 2007 revealed a large bulk of her secretive hobby. Source: A New Book Reveals a Colorful Side to VivianRead More →

This post is sponsored by Tuesday Morning. I have a major confession to make. For someone who obsessively purchases pillows, and owns far  far  too many, I never really put a ton of thought into the ones decorating our breakfast nook. Source: Styling for the Seasons :: Setting the MoodRead More →