Maldives luxury resort

Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

  PV panels never looked so good From above, the Kudadoo Maldives Private Resort looks like a shiny black beetle floating in a tranquil aquamarine sea. Located off one of the Maldives’ tiny tropical islands, the luxury resort’s main building has a roof built from solar panels arranged into a stepped pattern. Source: Maldives luxury … Continue reading Maldives luxury resort is powered entirely by solar panels

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Sister Wendy Beckett - Art Reviewer

10 Rules for Appreciating Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (RIP)

While life lasts, let us live it, not pass through as zombies, and let us find in art a glorious passageway to a deeper understanding of our essential humanity. - Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) Sister Wendy, a cloistered nun whose passion for art led her to wander out into the world, where she became a … Continue reading 10 Rules for Appreciating Art by Sister Wendy Beckett (RIP)

7 Bonne Annee French Images – Kids & Ladies!

Today, I have a gathered a fun collection of our 7+ Bonne Annee French Images – FREE to you. There are 3 cute children New Year postcards to start us off. Every one of these vintage images of children is just adorable. I have adjusted one so you can add your personal greeting as well. … Continue reading 7 Bonne Annee French Images – Kids & Ladies!

Happy Hour: Four Non-Alcoholic Beverages Done Right

Non-alcoholic beer tends to look like a cheap knockoff of its boozy brethren. Take O’Doul’s, Anheuser-Busch’s no alcohol beer that has sported a pseudo-Irish lager label that looks as old as its 28 years of existence. No surprise here, but O’Douls was having trouble with millennials, which is what led to its ingenious marking stunt. … Continue reading Happy Hour: Four Non-Alcoholic Beverages Done Right

AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

In 1961, the architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation to design and develop a large arts complex in central Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ambitious Fine Art Center, now known as the Arts United Center, would cater to the community of 180,000 by providing space for an orchestra, theatre, school, gallery, … Continue reading AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

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

Defending digital photography

By Russell Cambron Photo by Russell Cambron While the vast majority photography done today is done digitally, many photographers hold fast to film photography. Sometimes, this is done for personal or artistic reasons. Film is what you’re used to. Source: Defending digital photography

Small studio space

Small studio space in a warm color palette

This small one-room studio is decorated with lots of white combined with natural materials and warm colours like beige an ochre. This warm palette looks very inviting and unifies the style throughout the space. My favourite area must be the small white dining area with the white bentwood chairs. Perfect for a morning coffee. via Stadshem … Continue reading Small studio space in a warm color palette

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

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

Whispering Smith house - concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

HOUSE A – concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick

“Minimal land, minimal house, minimal life” Words from Whispering Smith Architecture. What a wonderful combination of concrete, wood, whitewashed recycled brick and much more. Just stunning.

Improve Your Food Photography With Six Easy Tricks (Reblog)

When it comes to food photography, your goal is to capture the dish as well as possible while making sure it looks appealing. You want to entice the viewer to order or crave that dish. If you are new to this genre, here are a few tricks that may help you craft a better shot.

20 Best Tools to Generate Color Palettes

Some great tools that simplify the creative process when working with colour. Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown. Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small … Continue reading 20 Best Tools to Generate Color Palettes

Beautiful brush script from Ken Barber

Beautiful brush script from Ken Barber Source: Beautiful brush script from Ken Barber

Get into Black and White Street Photography – Tips & Tutorials

Black and White Street Photography It’s classic and it sets the style of a former time, black and white street photography brings up powerful images that sometimes have that status because of the lack of color. The mono tones tell us something different about the scene, leaving other things to the imagination, things we may … Continue reading Get into Black and White Street Photography – Tips & Tutorials

Variable fonts, a new kind of font for flexible design

Just minutes ago, at the ATypI conference in Warsaw, the world was introduced to a new kind of font: a variable font. Jointly developed by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe , a variable font is, as John Hudson put it, “a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts”. Source: Variable fonts, a new kind … Continue reading Variable fonts, a new kind of font for flexible design

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