Aspiring writers and avid readers alike are sure to admire this inspiring selection of three writer’s home designs. These amazing places are absolutely stacked to the rafters with towering bookcases, bespoke bookshelves and expansive home library setups that could make just about anyone yearn to write – or turn –Read More →


To update our  report on UX design for children , we recently conducted user testing with kids aged 3 to 12 using websites and applications on laptops and mobile devices. We ran individual sessions for the youngest (3–5) and oldest (9–11) age groups, and dyads for participants aged 6 toRead More →

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, wood-clad residence that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The holiday home , called Bluff Reach, is situated on a rocky site overlooking the ocean and dotted with cypressRead More →

overlooking the scenic landscape of the island of Santorini, a private residence by kapsimalis architects is designed to resemble a piece of volcanic rock. with a form as if shaped by the sea and wind, the monolithic structure measures 20 meters in length and width and is made of a mixture of soil and cement that allows it to adapt to the colours and textures of the environment aroundRead More →

Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter ’ s latest addition to the Norwegian coastline proves that public toilets don’t have to be an eyesore. The Ureddplassen Rest Stop sits in northern Norway in the region of Gildeskål. Situated at the head of a fjord, overlooking the Norwegian Sea and the snow-capped mountainsRead More →

Inspired by Nike’s revolutionary 3D-printed Flyprint technology and Errolson Hugh, designer and CGI artist Janis Sne has developed an ACG concept shoe titled Prototype 01. Borrowing elements from Nike’s DNA including its familiar Gore-Tex material, lightweight foam sole and performance utility, Sne has developed a sleek and advanced example ofRead More →

The buildings and infrastructure of the not-so-distant future might look like they have dropped here from an alien planet thanks to the complex geometries and curvaceous surfaces robotic building technologies are able to produce. 3D printing in metal and concrete are among the biggest breakthroughs, but robots can also setRead More →

ÉCAL students have set up a pop-up factory during Milan design week, where they are 3D printing a range of design objects on demand. Called ÉCAL Digital Market, the exhibition was set up by students from the Swiss university’s Master Product Design course to explore the changing nature of theRead More →

Deciding what tattoo to get is a life-changing decision – after all, without expensive and painful removal surgery, they’re going to last forever. And while getting an important name or date etched on your skin will likely remain poignant for years to come, if you’re going to get creative there areRead More →

This post was inspired by the topic of our upcoming webinar series, DesignTalks: Careers. Be sure to save your spot here to join Leslie and other design leaders, as they share their personal tips and advice for advancing your career. Source: Why happy accidents and a non-linear career path areRead More →

The mobile wave hit hard. As early as 2014, internet usage for mobile apps eclipsed usage for desktop (in the U.S.), and not long after in 2016, total internet browsing on mobile surpassed that on the desktop (worldwide). This wave changed the game of digital design. Source: Desktop vs. mobileRead More →

Instagram is one of the best sites to find quality UX inspiration. But you need to know who to follow and which hashtags are worth browsing. I’m hoping this article will set you on the right path with a collection of the 12 best UX accounts on Instagram. Source: 10Read More →

Conversational UX is a user experience that combines chat, voice or any other natural language-based technology to mimic a human conversation. It doesn’t matter whether the conversation between machine and human is via a voice-enabled product or application, such as Siri or Alexa or through a text-based conversational interface suchRead More →

  Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested. The #StatusofMind survey found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people’s body image, sleep and fear of missing out. Source: Instagram ranked worst social network forRead More →

The picture of the tortured artist has endured for centuries: creative geniuses who struggle with their metaphorical demons and don’t relate to life the same way as most people. Today, we know some of this can be attributed to mental illness: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many others. Source: MentalRead More →

REN Clean Skincare recently announced its Clean to Planet initiative, and will now be one of the first prestige skincare brands to offer consumers a product in a 100% recycled bottle containing reclaimed ocean plastic. This initiative is the brand’s latest step toward becoming a Zero Waste company. Source: RENRead More →

Well, hasn’t time flown? The 2018 AIDA Awards are again upon us, showcasing the cream of the crop in Australian interior design. Just as last year, the shortlist is a compilation of big names and arresting spaces – some unseen and others no stranger to us at est. Source: 2018Read More →

We’re publishing a third and final excerpt from Brutally Honest: No Bullshit Business Strategies to Evolve Your Creative Business, the “tell it like it is” career advice book specifically catered to designers. Written by Emily Cohen, the book compiles honest business insights and strategies the seasoned design consultant has beenRead More →

No matter whether you are a fellow blogger, an online small business owner, or maybe looking to grow your social media following, most if not all of the following tips can help you reach more people. Before we dive into the list, you might be thinking, “What do you meanRead More →

Benjamin Moore ‘s Color of the Year is a saucy red called Caliente AF-290 (emphasis on the “AF”), which is quite a departure from the neutral hues currently saturating the interior design world. If you’ve spent the last few years confining this provocative pigment to your nails and lips, hereRead More →