Bringing Fruits to Life – Watercolour Paintings by Marija Tiurina

Marija Tiurina is a London-based illustrator & concept artist, she takes fresh fruits and vegetables and turns them into unique watercolor characters, we must say, they look absolutely magnificent! She states what inspired her the most was the mind-blowing selection of fruits and vegetables in a greengrocer in London:

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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

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Lushna Glamping Prefabricated Villas

Following spectacular growth within the prefabricated space, many home manufacturers are focusing their time and effort on the creation of marketable products that help consumers create their off-the-grid dream home with minimal effort. Source: Lushna Glamping Prefabricated Villas

Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school friends

The New Yorker is featuring a selection of photos taken by high school senior Colin Combs, mostly of him and his friends in Dayton, Ohio, “sometimes called the heroin capital of the United States”. Minimalism is the necessary ethos of both his concept and his process. Source: Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school … Continue reading Ohio teenager’s raw photographs of his high school friends

Why do people leave your website

Why do people leave your website?

When you set out to improve conversion rates, where do you focus your attention? Do you obsess over the visitors who leave your website without buying? Hotjar Founder and CEO David Darmanin made that mistake for years—but when he switched his focus and started looking at the users who did convert, he saw real results. … Continue reading Why do people leave your website?

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The GIF that is frustrating the entire internet

The internet is a double-edged sword, and we know that very well, so much so that sometimes something as simple as a GIF can affect us greatly no matter how simple it is. And that's what happened with a GIF created by the Polish visual artist named Feliks Konczakowski, which shows us a satellite approach that as in google maps is giving you a clearer picture of what is actually in the location. The problem? You approach but you never get to see in more detail. Folks it is a slow news day.

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What is deep etching?

Deep etching is a graphic design term used to describe the process of removing the background from an image.  The background is removed, so only the object of the photograph remains visible.

Observe the Aurora Borealis From Snøhetta’s Swedish Treetop Cabin

Gazing up, the first thing you notice when viewing the 33-foot tall cabin, The 7th Room , is its base, an aluminum covering featuring black and white images of the pine trees that surround the structure. Used as camouflage, this exterior panel immerses the treetop cabin into its environment, blurring the boundaries between the building … Continue reading Observe the Aurora Borealis From Snøhetta’s Swedish Treetop Cabin

January’s Been a Long Month – Kick Back With These Photography Links Of The Week

Relax With These Photography Links As another terrific week flies by in the world of photography, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching through a massive list of links looking for the very best ones to share here with everyone. Source: January’s Been a Long Month – Kick Back With These Photography Links Of The Week

Buying These Photos Funds Charitable Projects Where They Were Taken — Design News

These days, there are plenty of places to buy art online. Gallery site Photocircle stands out from the rest by funding educational, environmental, and development projects in the regions where the photos were taken, effectively allowing the subjects of the work to benefit. Source: Buying These Photos Funds Charitable Projects Where They Were Taken — … Continue reading Buying These Photos Funds Charitable Projects Where They Were Taken — Design News

The Elements of Style

ATTENTION ALL ENGLISH speakers, you may be misusing the English language without even knowing it.  When you use the word "however" do you mean "nevertheless"? This common mistake and many others are pointed out in this little e-book that I purchased off iTunes for $0.99. Little did I know that Stephen King and EB White … Continue reading The Elements of Style