Design News – Thursday the 30 November 2017

Design News from around the World. A daily eclectic mix of some of the best design news from around the world.

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration from selecting photography, architecture, graphic design and more. Our goal is to simply inspire your day and be creative!

Absolut Vodka: Absolut One Source – Africa on Fire – Adeevee

Native VML, Cape Town, South Africa Art Director: Ernst Lass, Andrew Ringrose, Hannes Esterhuizen Copywriter: Mari Basson Agency Producer: Kerry McDonald Chief Creative Officer: Jason Xenopoulos Executive Creative Director: Ryan Mcmanus Project Manager: Allison Petersen Account Director: Gia Berger Production House: Egg Films Director: Sunu Gonera Director Of Photography: Rory O’grady Production Co Producer: Kerry Hosford Executive Producer: Colin Howard Editing company & City: Deliverance, Cape Town Editor: Gordon Midgley Music:Khuli Chana featuring KayGizm, Andrew Baird and Colin Vincent.

Gradient Calendar

You do know December is just two days away, right? Maybe you’ll use this Gradient Calendar to keep track of the date in the coming year, as it has just enough room to jot a few notes down on …

Photographer Spotlight: Benedetta Ristori

An exploration of form and space by photographer Benedetta Ristori, currently based in Rome, Italy. More images from “Untitled” below. …

Nude Bodies Merge With New Zealand Landscapes

Body and land merge as one in this series by photographer Matt Quérée and artist Andrew J. Steel. The pair spent two years travelling, painting and photographing women in the different areas of New Zealand where each one lived. Have a look at selection of images from BodyLandscape below.

Don’t Smile, I Dare You

About (Est. 2017) Sobeys and Stefano Faita have joined forces to offer the first ready-to-eat products the renowned Italian-Montreal restaurant owner has ever put on the market: Stefano Sauces. The sauces will hit the shelves at the end of August at IGA – the largest group of independent grocers in Canada – IGA extra, Les Marchés Tradition, and Marché Bonichoix stores.

Google’s New AI Designs AI Better Than Humans

Four Google Brain research scientists-Barret Zoph, Vijay Vasudevan, Jonathon Shlens, and Quoc Le-recently released the results of a fascinating project with two objectives. First, they wanted to create an AI system that can spawn new AI systems, which are more sophisticated than what humans can design.

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Photography Lovers

With just about everybody now adept at using (or avoiding) Instagram filters and editing tools, the swell of people turning to other photographic output channels continues to grow (and no, we don’t mean more social media platforms). From books to tech-forward devices, bags, printers and more, camera experts and photo enthusiasts of all ages will appreciate our Photography Lovers Gift Guide.

This Noisy Japanese Fork Really Wants to Ease Cultural Tension at the Dinner Table – Core77

Nissin, the manufacturer of Cup of Noodles, has been putting their designers to work in order solve various food issues related to Japanese culture. The first product released from the series is Otohiko-a massive electronic fork trained to recognize and combat slurping noises Japanese eaters tend to make while consuming

Today’s Urban Design Observation: A Building That Helps You Improve Your Aim – Core77

This building on Kenmare Street may not look special from the front. But look at the left edge of it. The building is incredibly narrow, tapering almost to a point. In Google Maps you can see it’s just a thin slice of a building. The incredibly narrow footprint is fine

20 dreamy escapes you wish you planned this holiday.

from beautifully remote cabins to extreme properties on the edge of a vast expanse, these dream escapes make you wish you planned a holiday getaway…


Design is fine. History is mine. – William Saville-Kent, A Sea Star Galaxy, 1897. He…

William Saville-Kent, A Sea Star Galaxy, 1897. He was the first scientist to illustrate Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. From the book The Naturalist in Australia. Via

An Urban Hotel Inspired by Hong Kong’s Maritime and Industrial Era – Design Milk

The Fleming is a boutique hotel in Hong Kong with a welcoming but brooding interior design that’s reflective of its maritime surroundings.

2017 Gift Guide: Under $50 – Design Milk

While a card or box of chocolates will never go out of style, here’s a list of holiday gift ideas that also go a long way for under $50.

Color View | Design Seeds

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Architecture Photography By Salvador Cueva

Salvador Cueva is a talented photographer, art director and filmmaker currently based in Monterrey, Mexico. Salvador shoots a lot of food, commercial, travel and architecture photography around the world. “What attracted me most are the lines and colors forming an incredible patterns”, he ex

2017 Gift Guide: Supporting Designers + Makers Of Color – Design*Sponge

Today’s gift guide is all about items made by designers and makers of color. Some of these goods also support artisans overseas who create the products and help support fair trade. From skincare to home decor and reading materials, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts this holiday season.

Use Simple SEO Updates to Enhance the Performance of Your WordPress Site! –

One of the most important issues you may have to deal with as a website owner is how to make your WordPress site operate faster and ensure that it is optimized fully for search engines.

Home Studios designs cinematic cocktail bar in West Hollywood

American design firm Home Studios has overhauled a bar in West Hollywood, using ribbed surfaces, soft colours and teardrop-shaped details to create an interior that looks part postmodern cafe and part Viennese speakeasy. Named Bibo Ergo Sum, which translates from Latin as “I drink, therefore I am”, the bar is the first to open in West Hollywood’s recently revamped Robertson Plaza.

Product of the Week: Not Just a Comb – Elle Decoration

Hamzeh Alfarahneh, the Jordanian-born designer, has unveiled his latest innovative collaboration with Africa’s leading design platform, GUILD Store, entitled Not Just a Comb. In this project, Alfarahneh overhauls a rather dull and functional object in a series of prefabricated combs. The designs make use of varied techniques and combine a number of different textures, media and colours.

Sleeping Dog logo * LogoMoose – Logo Inspiration

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Modern Villa Captures Sea Views in Koh Samui, Thailand –

Sicart & Smith Architects is an international boutique design firm in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Led by Franck Sicart and Julien Smith, two French architects, the company develops modern and tropical designs.

Mind-Blowing Ultra Realistic Drawings

Italian artist Alessandro Paglia takes his time and his felt-tipped intense black pens to create larger than life artworks. Inspired by photography, fascinated by shadows and reflection, he photoshoots every subject in his studio until he gets the perfect picture in terms of composition, contrasts, lights and shadows.

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modern graphic design inspiration blog + vintage graphics resource

Modern Monochrome Tribal Decor

Tribal design has long been an inspiration in the world of interiors, bringing with it strong pattern, natural woven elements and interesting art. Often tribal interiors revel in hot tones but the modern tribal trend takes a different tack. These home tours show us how a cool monochrome treatment transforms tribal pattern into black and white geometrics.

FIFA unveils its official poster for the 2018 World Cup designed by artist Igor Gurovich

Russian artist Igor Gurovich has designed the official poster for the 2018 World Cup which will be held in his home country. FIFA unveiled the design at the Moscow Metro ahead of Friday’s draw for the tournament finals. The poster depicts legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin, the only goalkeeper to win the coveted Ballon d’Or.

13 Amazing British Craft Beer Label Designs

The best craft beer often has label artwork and designs that are as wonderful individual as the brews themselves. Here are our favourite 13 labels.

Fathers #5 – magCulture

A quarterly magazine for fathers fills a gap for honest and frill-free magazines for men. In recent years there has been a healthy flurry of intelligent magazines for women. Refreshing in their honesty, these magazines (think The Gentlewoman, Riposte et al…) shun the reductive stereotypes that have long-dominated “women’s interest” magazines and instead explore issues …

Ernst Haeckel’s Sublime Drawings of Flora and Fauna: The Beautiful Scientific Drawings That Influenced Europe’s Art Nouveau Movement (1889)

If you follow the ongoing beef many popular scientists have with philosophy, you’d be forgiven for thinking the two disciplines have nothing to say to each other. That’s a sadly false impression, though they have become almost entirely separate professional institutions.

Harewood Food and Drink Project

Creative Agency: Robot Food Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work Client: Harewood Food and Drink Project Location: Leeds, UK Packaging Contents: Alcohol, Beverage, Food Packaging Substrate / Materials: Glass Bottle, Plastic Bottle Harewood Food and Drink Project appoint Robot Food to name, position and design an identity as tasty as their sought-after seasonal products.

best of: color palette green and pink. / sfgirlbybay

when you pair green with the perfect pink? boom! a match made in heaven, that’s what. it’s crisp, it’s fresh and very, very feminine.

Kill The Unicorns: A Card Game Designed To Bring Out The Worst In People –

Would you kill a unicorn?

Retro Lofree Mechanical Keyboard Is Back With An Even More Beautiful Sequel –

A new, improved and more stunning Lofree keyboard.

This New Absinthe Has a Stunning Collage-Inspired Label

“I approached both facets with a poetic and mystical tone. The objective was to integrate these concepts into a main character, an updated version of the green fairy, I wanted to create a world around her as magical and mysterious as the drink itself.

The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// recheng tsang

Porcelain! Oh. My. Word. I wrote about California based artist ReCheng Tsang a couple of years ago, but today when I came across, what I assumed were dyed textile pieces, well, this post almost wrote itself. Porcelain, acrylic wash and ink … even close to strips of soft fabric. GORGEOUS.

Matthias Jung Floating House Collages | Trendland

A few years ago we introduced you to the amazing surreal homes of graphic designer Matthias Jung. Since then, he updated his portfolio with a lot of new gorgeous floating houses! Have a look as well to his other projects on his portfolio like Signs and Creatures series!

How Designers & Copywriters Can Collaborate (and Why They Should) | Webdesigner Depot

The online world is dynamic and constantly evolving. One method holds the high ground today only to lose it tomorrow. But in spite of this volatile nature, one thing remains the sine qua non of online success: Content. However, the question remains whether there’s a type of web content which is one-size-fits-all.



teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses.  Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment


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