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!

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Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

It’s a pattern that dates back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Yet it never seems to go out of style. We’re talking about herringbone — a design aesthetic that the experts say is trending higher lately in home design and which can instantly add an upscale look and chic to your interiors. Source: … Continue reading Why herringbone is hot in home design | The News

Effect of Cool Colours retro advice (1938)

I found this article from a 1938 edition of the The Courier Mail. Primer for painters Most homeowners like to have their house looking brand new with a bright coat of paint in the sunshine of spring and summer. For the guidance of would-be decorators, the following hints will be useful.  A consideration of these … Continue reading Effect of Cool Colours retro advice (1938)

The best of the typographic posters by Robin Weissenborn

These posters by Robin Weissenborn are not new, they were designed in 2015 and awarded in an international poster competition. The graphic designer, who was studying at the prestigious Bauhaus university at the time, designed a series of posters using experimental typography and cool distorted perspectives.

Paper Marbling Textures Vol.3

The featured freebie of the day is the third volume of colorful paper marbling textures created with the floating ink technique. These unique textures can be used freely in any kind of project such as websites, posters, or packaging designs.

Adult Colouring Books the new bestsellers

Some of the best selling books online are adult colouring books. They are not like your typical children's colouring books – which have huge illustrations and are not especially challenging to anybody who has hand-eye coordination and is over the age of 12.

The Colour Red

The colour red is the colour that attracts attention, excites curiosity and arouses to action.  Red is psychologically stimulating, and it can be used to increase blood circulation.  Representing passion and power, red is the colour that will attract the most attention. The color red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with danger, war, energy strength, determination desire, and love.

Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat … Continue reading Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

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Color Throwdown #426

Hello Color Throwdown fans! It's Lisa Henke here with you this week with our new color challenge, CTD426. I have gone with a combo of Grey, Red, and Kraft. I just love the rustic feel of these colors in the inspiration photo, it's perfect for these winery days of January. Source: Color Throwdown #426

Illustrator Charlotte Ager’s evocative and multilayered drawings

Illustrator Charlotte Ager creates work that is both evocative and intriguing. She’s currently studying at Kingston and was first drawn to the breadth illustration has to offer as a discipline and “how it can tackle so many ideas an issues in so many different forms”. Source: Illustrator Charlotte Ager’s evocative and multilayered drawings

Color Inspiration: Houses of Every Hue

Our world is filled with a wondrous array of color, including the exterior adornment of our own abodes. From the iconic Rainbow Row in Charleston to Mexico’s nutty and shell-shaped Nautilus House, the homes that literally color our earth are beyond amazing. Source: Color Inspiration: Houses of Every Hue

Cereal – Woman Writing

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ING- National Geographic

This is the complete illustration for the ING festival in Dubai, promoting a workshop of Nat Geo's photographer Steve Raymer. 😀 😀 😀 Source: ING- National Geographic

Let's get Funky!

New visual experiments by Andrei Robu (www.robu.co) Source: Let's get Funky!

Sketching on unusual paper

[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] I just accepted Uma Kekkar FB painting challenge sketching the view from my window on the toilet paper I alwys have in my watercolor box. I like the effect, specially on backlight. Challenges remove from yourmind the monotony of everyday practices. #paintingchallenge Source: Sketching on unusual paper

TWO FONTS

15 Super Useful Typography Tools and Frameworks

Nowadays, web design is almost 95% of typography. Typography includes the use of modern CSS techniques and web fonts, which makes it easy for you to obtain complex things carried out in no time. A web designer that gets the best typography tools can increase the aesthetic appeal of a website.

AIGA Promotional Poster

    A poster calling for entries for a design competition sponsored by the The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).   I love this poster as it skillfully uses Typography and colour setting the bar high for would-be contestants. The AIGA charter is to enhance the standards of design and production of commercial magazines.  Anybody … Continue reading AIGA Promotional Poster

Christmas Present from Facebook

Facebook  Christmas present for geeks is a new Facebook Messenger camera app that incorporates new features such as 3D masks and special effects. It is not just Japanese school girls but every day more than 2,500 million emoji are sent in Facebook Messenger.   Among them, include those incorporating motifs and Christmas icons to celebrate … Continue reading Christmas Present from Facebook