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 soundsRead More →

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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 andRead More →

This is a personal collection of quotes I came across throughout 2018 while reading books, blogs, and other resources. Enjoy! Quote 1 “Fall in love with a problem, not a specific solution” — Laura Javier, Product Designer at Instagram Quote 2 “I learned to sell the problem before the solutionRead More →

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 anyRead More →

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 firstRead More →

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 aRead More →

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:Read More →

Living our best lives can take form in a multitude of practices that differ from person to person — and regardless of what our varying aspirations may be, each year we line up new resolutions in place of the old to maintain this ideal homeostasis. Source: 14 Products And PracticesRead More →

You’re reading Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What You Can’t Do , originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement . If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Many a time in life, we set limitations for our own capabilities and inRead More →

Ikigai , a Japanese word that means “purpose” or “reason for being,” has been adopted in American society to mean having balance in work and in life. In a recent trip to Barnes and Noble, I found five books on the “must read” shelf with ikigai in the title, andRead More →

La Binocle is a minimalist home located in Quebec, Canada, designed by _naturehumaine . The architects wanted the building to blend in with its surrounding landscape, thus the angular volumes perched on top of the rocky cape, which was used to anchor its raw concrete foundations. Source: Black Minimalist HouseRead More →

“To create taste is to call forth and bestow power, of which knowledge is the effect; and there lies the true difficulty.” What is a genius — what is its nature and its proof? For Beethoven, genius was based on a foundation of talent, but required additional “freshness and wildnessRead More →

A well-designed poster is important because it piques viewers’ interest in the subject it depicts. This is true for all posters, whether they’re for movies, festivals or concerts, cities, public transportation schedules and maps, or decorative posters. Source: The 10 best freelance poster designers for hire in 2018Read More →

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on theRead More →

Bad Luck really bad judgement

Bad Luck is often referred to as another term for bad judgement. A wrong first step, an impulsive action, an unreasoning obstinacy, or blindness to facts may each produce that train of consequences which we prefer to call “bad luck” because we shrink from blaming ourselves. Read More →

nicethingswelike..Daily design inspiration.

nicethingswelike . . Daily design inspiration.Read More →

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.Read More →

Mood Board

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

Bonnard quote

Pierre Bonnard – Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces itRead More →

Beautiful brush script from Ken Barber Source: Beautiful brush script from Ken BarberRead More →