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What is the Pantone Colour Matching System?

The Pantone Colour Matching System is a system for identifying, matching and communicating colours across product design, graphic design and marketing. It utilises a unique numbering system for identifying its colours.

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How To Be More Creative In The New Year

With the new year right around the corner, many of us are resolving to go to the gym more or to keep the house clean... but if you're like me, being more creative is top on your list. And I'm here to tell you that it's easier than it sounds - this is a resolution … Continue reading How To Be More Creative In The New Year

5 Books Celebs Couldn’t Put Down in 2018

Need help deciding what to read next? Take a cue from these famous bookworms. Sally Field recommends "The Witch Elm" by Tana French Field is also a fan of the dispatches from the Dublin Murder Squad, and although French's latest novel doesn't involve the usual crew, it remains thrilling and addictive. Source: 5 Books Celebs … Continue reading 5 Books Celebs Couldn’t Put Down in 2018

Body Font Family from Zetafonts

Body, a sans serif font family from foundry Zetafonts. Designed by Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2018 for foundry Zetafonts , Body is a new sans-serif font family that comes with sixty-four styles. It has been developed as a contemporary alternative to modernist superfamilies such as Helvetica and Univers. Source: Body Font Family from … Continue reading Body Font Family from Zetafonts

How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be Creating Some of our greatest inspiration can come from learning about the past. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a realistic vintage portrait in the old Victorian style. We'll fabricate the entire scene from scratch by using a few stocks to establish depth of field as well as an … Continue reading How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What Is Chalk Paint, Anyway?

One of the great joys of having your own space is being able to make it truly your own. With the right decor, your favourite room can become a reflection of who you are—giving significant meaning to the phrase, “There’s no place like home.” DIY projects are the perfect opportunity to customize your space like no … Continue reading What Is Chalk Paint, Anyway?

Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-working

Co-working spaces aren’t about working anymore: in the age of millennial loneliness, they’re mostly about finding one’s social niche. Source: Top Trend of 2018: Friendly co-working

Artist Spotlight: Emily Lovejoy

More paintings by New Orleans-based artist Emily Lovejoy . See more below. See more images below. Each week our members share their work with us and we highlight the best of these submissions as  Editors’ Picks . If you have work to share, you can learn more about  becoming a member . Source: Artist Spotlight: … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Emily Lovejoy

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

What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

Sometimes, the key to refining your design idea is to think like a designer. No matter how new you are to graphic design, by learning some of the most widely used graphic design terms, you’ll be able to think and design like a pro within minutes—no prior experience required. Source: What is graphic design? All … Continue reading What is graphic design? All the design terms you should know to design like a pro

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Frida Kahlo – Symbolism and Metaphor

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist that lived most of her life and physical pain, yet she continued to paint until her death, her artwork records her suffering and experiences as a woman. She was born to a Mexican mother and a German father.

Night Under The Northern Lights: Panorama Glass House In Iceland

  Located just a half hour outside Reykjavik is what may be one of the most unique cabins in Iceland. Introducing the Panorama Glass Lodge. sThis igloo-like home features a small fully equipped kitchen, a dining table, full bathroom, and hot tub – essentially everything you’d expect out of a high-end hotel or lodge. What sets … Continue reading Night Under The Northern Lights: Panorama Glass House In Iceland

Northern Lights, Cozy Hot Tubs: 11 Winter Glamping Spots You Need To See

  Have you always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights in the middle of the wilderness? Does snuggling up next to a fire while snow falls on the roof of your cabin sound appealing? How about soaking in a hot tub outside in a winter wonderland? Glamping — code word for glamorous camping — isn’t a new concept, but it is taking off as a winter … Continue reading Northern Lights, Cozy Hot Tubs: 11 Winter Glamping Spots You Need To See

5 Adorable DIY Coaster Projects — Kitchn

Coasters are high on the list of things you can never have too many of. (I mean, no one actually likes cleaning up water rings on a table, right?) They're also small, easy to store, and a fun way to punch up a coffee table. Instead of suggesting you spend a small fortune on store-bought … Continue reading 5 Adorable DIY Coaster Projects — Kitchn

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Why Paint Color Matching Doesn’t Always Work

Color matching - Say you are absolutely smitten with a color and it would be the most perfect thing ever on your walls. You've already finished the whole paint project in your mind and it's beautiful. There's just one teeny problem. You can't get your hands on that particular paint brand (or can't bring yourself to drop a hundred bucks on a gallon).

9 ways to make your lounge room look bigger

A small space doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be cramped. Maybe there is not enough light, furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout just isn’t right? How do you make a small room feel more spacious? With clever use of colour, furniture placing, space planning and lighting, your small space can feel as spacious as … Continue reading 9 ways to make your lounge room look bigger

DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern Lights

http://www.beautifullife.info/urban-design/dubldom-shelter-beneath-the-northern-lights/ DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern Lights Located in the snowy hills of the Murmansk region, Kandalaksha, there is a snowy seclusion that offers true solitude. Source: DublDom Shelter Beneath The Northern Lights

This New Glass 'Sled Hotel' Will Take You to Directly to the Northern Lights

Finland was ranked the happiest country in the world this year, and no wonder! First there's Kalsarikannit, the fine Finnish art of drinking alone at home in your underwear, and now there's this extremely cool hotel situation. You can now take in the awe-inspiring majesty of the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own … Continue reading This New Glass 'Sled Hotel' Will Take You to Directly to the Northern Lights

How to Create a Grunge Text Effect Using a Displacement Map in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a text effect using displacement mapping in Adobe Photoshop. I created a Text Destroyer with unlimited text effects using the same method for my GraphicRiver portfolio.

Blup Numbers Shows the Inside of Typography

Blup Numbers is a collaborative typography project for the 36DaysOfTypes Open Call, dedicated to explore the forms and fluids along with typography, where the use of the color and textures take on major importance, creating an imaginary world where typography is shown their inside side. The project was created and shared by T A V O ., … Continue reading Blup Numbers Shows the Inside of Typography