Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

Saul Bass Born May 8, 1920 Known for Graphic Design, title designer, film director Awards Academy Award, Best Documentary   When the Frank Sinatra film on drug addiction "The Man With The Golden Arm" opened, a Saul Bass poster dominated the cinema billboards. No words, only artwork- a jagged arm.  Saul Bass produced designs which were … Continue reading Saul Bass opening and closing titles.

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The Substance of Letters

On the occasion of Philippe Apeloig’s lecture “Abstract or not” at Mudam Luxembourg, Design Friends published a 24-pages catalogue in French and English. The interview was conducted by Arthur Dreyfus.

Maldives luxury resort

Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

  PV panels never looked so good From above, the Kudadoo Maldives Private Resort looks like a shiny black beetle floating in a tranquil aquamarine sea. Located off one of the Maldives’ tiny tropical islands, the luxury resort’s main building has a roof built from solar panels arranged into a stepped pattern. Source: Maldives luxury … Continue reading Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

Garden statues

51 Garden Statues To Add An Artistic Touch To Your Outdoor Decor

Think of them as art for your garden. Garden statues are the perfect accessory to enhance and intensify the intended mood of an outdoor space or sunroom. Whether you are looking to infuse your backyard with a bit of humour, balance the composition of your landscaping, or draw attention to specific aspects of your outdoor … Continue reading 51 Garden Statues To Add An Artistic Touch To Your Outdoor Decor

Peter Mauney photographs capture light streaks that blaze across the night sky

Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the Night Sky

Pete Mauney has been interested in observing the dizzying patterns of planes at night since high school. As a teenager the photographer would watch aeroplanes have they circled Manhattan, imagining their trajectories and how they might intersect. Source: Time-Lapse Photographs Capture Swarms of Airplane Lights as They Streak Across the Night Sky

Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as Winter Wonderland

It’s no great stretch to associate Moscow with the winter – after all, the stock image of a Russian usually includes full coat, furry hat, the whole nine yards. What we’ve seldom seen are representations of the beauty of the Russian winter, and that’s where Kristina Makeeva comes in. Source: Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as Winter Wonderland

Bootstrap material design

Material Design Bootstrap 4 UI Kit

This is a bootstrap 4 UI kit and website template inspired by Google's material design. It is best suited for a business, agency, corporate, startup and portfolio websites. It is also easy to customize and comes with Sass files and organized code which makes it developer friendly. Source: Material Design Bootstrap 4 UI Kit

Mini Coffee Press

Mini coffee press, measured dose of caffeine!

Designed to look almost like an epi-pen for coffee, the Mini Coffee Press is impressively tiny, and works partly like a French Press, and partly like a tea-bag… but for coffee. Effectively the smallest coffee-press we’ve seen, the Mini Coffee Press comes with a base into which you fill your finely ground coffee, and a … Continue reading Mini coffee press, measured dose of caffeine!

IKEA launches its first range of speakers

IKEA has made its first venture into audio products with a collection of Bluetooth-enabled speakers named Eneby. The Scandinavian furniture giant will release its Eneby speakers in two sizes later this month. Each feature fabric-covered fronts, with a simple circular dial detail that has a small light to indicate when the device is powered up. … Continue reading IKEA launches its first range of speakers

Cute and Colorful Characters by Jigé

Julien Gaquère, alias Jigé , is a self-taught artist who works at the Jouret workshop in Roubaix. His drawings in multiple shapes and colors are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, where characters and strange animals intertwine. Source: Cute and Colorful Characters by Jigé

The 4,000-year-old history of New Year’s resolutions and how they became big business

It’s that time again. People turning over a new leaf and pledging to be fitter, more productive, and overall better versions of themselves are gunning their mental engines for the start of 2019. This despite the fact that more than a quarter (27%) have left off trying by the first week of the new year … Continue reading The 4,000-year-old history of New Year’s resolutions and how they became big business

AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

In 1961, the architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation to design and develop a large arts complex in central Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ambitious Fine Art Center, now known as the Arts United Center, would cater to the community of 180,000 by providing space for an orchestra, theatre, school, gallery, … Continue reading AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

  These dimmable outdoor lights were designed by the architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, a beautiful interpretation of the traditional tube light of Samode. Adjustable via your smartphone, the luminaires called Gude and Kyhn are available for indoor and outdoor use and fit perfectly in a contract and domestic context. Source: Outdoor … Continue reading Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

Champagne Berries the classy cousin of vodka soaked gummy bears .

Champagne berries are a super simple recipe that you can serve all on their own, alongside a cheese plate, or for toppings on a fancy toast or crostini. It’s so simple I’m not even 100% the word recipe applies. Champagne berries are the classy cousin of vodka soaked gummy bears . Source: Champagne Berries

Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

Its fame was hugely amplified by a star appearance in the 1967 Hollywood film The Graduate, with Dustin Hoffman, but it didn’t need such publicity for success. Its basic excellence and loss-making Alfa Romeo’s inability to replace it caused it to live on for 27 years, in an increasingly adulterated form, before being replaced in … Continue reading Reinvent the wheels: designing new versions of old cars

2019 technology trends: What you can expect next year

Interested in cutting the cord? USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham breaks down the best cable alternatives on Talking Tech. USA TODAY Visitors look at a US company Qualcomm stand announcing '5G' technology at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, 26 February 2018 (Photo: EPA-EFE/ALBERTO ESTEVEZ) Faster networks, bendable phones, more choices for cord-cutters – … Continue reading 2019 technology trends: What you can expect next year

A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

Growing up in New Zealand, London-based photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) always had the urge to travel. “We are so far removed from everything there at the bottom of the world that we are taught at an early age to spread our wings and fly,” she explained. She recently booked a trip to Morocco with some … Continue reading A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year's most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of "top 10" articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

50 Creative Brochure Design Ideas for your inspiration – 2018

Creative Brochure Design Ideas: Brochures are an integral part of any business. Brochure designs have to be crisp and bold to the viewer because it just takes a flick of a moment to catch the eyes of a potential customer. To live up to the digital demands of today's world, graphic designers are expected to … Continue reading 50 Creative Brochure Design Ideas for your inspiration – 2018