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

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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

Setting Intentions for 2019

Can you believe it is the last Friday of 2018? Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the last. With New Year’s Eve just a few nights away, we plan to ring in the New Year at home in our PJs and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Source: Setting Intentions … Continue reading Setting Intentions for 2019

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

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

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

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

Conceptual Illustrations of New Worlds By Steve Chinhsuan Wang

Although he readily admits to being blessed in his profession, meeting the appropriate people at the right time, ” Steve Chinhsuan Wang’s career path hasn’t always been easy.

Designing Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection

Because the Single Barrel Collection grew over time, with each new product introduced separately, there was a disconnect with the packaging for the collection as a whole. That’s where Studio MLPS came in. Under the art direction of the Brown-Forman Global Design, the team at Studio MLPS was hired to redesign the Collection’s packaging. Source: Designing Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel … Continue reading Designing Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Collection

Good Graphic Design is Critical to Solidifying Your Brand’s Image (reblog)

You have probably heard the saying ‘a picture conveys a thousand words.' You can use this concept to promote the brand image of the products or services you are offering to sell to the public via an eye-catching graphic design of your organization’s logo .

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Edward de Bono – quote

The mission for Dr Edward de Bono has to focus on thinking "as a learnable skill, like cooking or skiing."  Along the way, he has coined the phrase "lateral thinking." This is an intuitive, unorthodox and mental activity he contrasts with "vertical thinking", the logical step-by-step, problem-solving style familiar to the Western Cultural tradition.

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Bailey Street Design visual design excellence

Visual design is at work everywhere around us.  It gives shapes and form to the books we read, the posters we see and the road signs that we pass on the streets.

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Mood boards – get creative

Mood boards are design and marketing tools used extensively within the design industry to communicate information visually.

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Pierre Bonnard – Quote for today

Pierre Bonnard - Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it

Vision Quest – It’s what HAPPENS in those 6 minutes

I remember watching "Vision Quest" at the George Street, Cinemas during a stopover in Sydney travelling home to Canberra from boarding school in Brisbane.  It was released in Australia under the title "Crazy for You".  It did not rival the box office success of the "Karate Kid" at the time however it was a more accurate picture of teen life.  I remember wanting to see it as I heard that Madonna had a brief appearance singing, "Crazy for You."

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Project: Website for Akora Group. Example of production workflow for Bailey Street Design

5 Tips for Creativity

While everyone is born with an inexhaustible well of creativity, many of us lose the ability to use this gift because we no longer practice it.  Exceptionally creative individuals are not necessarily smarter in fact research suggests that they do not score higher on intelligence tests.  Creative adults are curious, energetic, spontaneous, independent, individualistic and uninhibited. … Continue reading 5 Tips for Creativity