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Belly House by Tomohiro Hata

Japanese architect Tomohiro Hata has completed a house in Kyoto, Japan, that has a three-storey wooden house hidden inside it.

in Monoscope

Lester Beall: PM

in You the Designer

A Compilation of Vintage Textures for Designers

Textures are one of the most used resources in making great designs. They can accentuate your images to better portray the feel of the design you’re aiming for.

in swissmiss

wanted: CreativeMornings co-sponsor

I am currently looking to find a co-sponsor for next week’s CreativeMornings on june 18th with Paola Antonelli at the MoMA.

in webtoolkit4.me

WordPress Plugin: Custom post relationships (CPR) v1.01

Update: Plugin is now hosted in the official Plugin directory: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-relationships/ Hello everyone.

in Dezeen

Made in Italy: Milan Design City

Dezeen movie: Milan designer Fabio Novembre talks to curator Daniel Charny and museum director Deyan Sudjic about the city’s contribution to design in this fourth film about Italian design for

in Monoscope

Raquel Castro: Whistler cork

in Monoscope

Eric Fischer: Locals and Tourists geotag photo maps

in Boagworld

User testing for disposable websites

Increasingly any marketing campaign is accompanied by a landing page or microsite, but how do you justify user testing such short term sites.

in Six Revisions

Increase Your User Activity with Points, Badges and Status

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about strategies for engaging your visitors. In it, I expanded on four different techniques to keep visitors to your website engaged and active.

in Dezeen

Featured architects: Herzog & de Meuron

Featured architects: Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron are our featured architects at the moment. Browse all Dezeen’s stories about them in this special category.

in thinkvitamin

Great article on how the iPad/Phone is forcing designers to adapt. 'Tap to toggle' is the future: http://j.mp/cZJXAW #tv

Great article on how the iPad/Phone is forcing designers to adapt.

in thinkvitamin

A nifty Twitter location -> Google Latitude syncer from the guys at vzaar: http://bit.ly/a2J3qa #tv

A nifty Twitter location -> Google Latitude syncer from the guys at vzaar: http://bit.ly/a2J3qa #tv

in Dezeen

Competition: five copies of Digital Architecture to be won

Dezeen have teamed up with authors Ruairi Glynn and Sara Shafiei to offer our readers the chance to win one of five copies of their new book Digital Architecture: Passages through Hinterlands.

in Ace Jet 170

They Made This

This is brilliant. I did a Stuff Exchange with Alistair at We Made This. Basically because I wanted to get my hands on one of their superb Twickenham Carnival posters.

in You the Designer

40 Real Time Saver Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Actions let you apply multiple automated processes on as many images you need, all in one go.

in Dezeen

The Scent of Crystal by Tokujin Yoshioka

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has trapped a crystal in a perfume bottle for crystal brand Swarovski.

in Dezeen

The Golden Rules by Olivia Lee

London designer Olivia Lee has created a sketch pad with grids based on the mathematical principle of the golden ratio.

in Dr. Web

Gimp-Tutorial (2): Farbfotos in schwarzweiß umwandeln - einzelne Farben erhalten

-->Das Thema Schwarzweiß ist auch in der digitalen Bildbearbeitung und im Webdesign sehr wichtig. Schwarzweißbilder eignen sich auch im Webdesign ganz hervorragend als Stilmittel.

in Fontblog

Rundgang an der Kunstschule Berlin-Weißensee

Die Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee lädt in diesem Jahr am 17. und 18. Juli zu ihrem Rundgang – Tage der offenen Tür ein.

in Fontblog

TypoJournal Ausgabe 2 ist da: Wayfinding

Nach dem Erfolg der ersten Ausgabe des TypoJournal (Fontblog berichtete) lag die Latte für Heft 2 hoch.

in Fontblog

Volltreffer: Fußballsprüche, stilvoll illustriert

»Wir sind hierher gefahren und haben gesagt: Okay, wenn wir verlieren, fahren wir wieder nach Hause.« Marco Rehmer
Deutschland liebt seine Fußballhelden.

in You the Designer

Inspiring Examples of Long Exposure Photos

Long exposure photography is using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture static objects in an image while blurring its moving elements.

in Experience Matters

Building Brand Loyalty through Extraordinary Customer Experiences

Chris Wells | Critical Mass Chicago
VIEW… DOWNLOAD… DELETE… SAVE… FORWARD… COMMENT… SHARE… UNSUBSCRIBE… BUY!
Consumers have a myriad of choices in today’s rapidly changing d

in thinkvitamin

A really great free video on Focus and UX in web design: http://bit.ly/botoGn #tv

A really great free video on Focus and UX in web design: http://bit.ly/botoGn #tv

in swissmiss

urlist

Here’s a nifty little app called urlist, which let’s you create lists of links that you then can share easily. This is excellent for project research.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Protect Me from What I Want

Photo in memory of Tobias Wong.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

A Sense of Place, A World of Augmented Reality: Part 2

On Places, in the second installment of his two-part essay, architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer argues that augmented reality, combined with social networking, is bringing about "nothing less t

in Design Observer: Main Posts

In Search of Sukkah City

Sukkah City: NYC, a design/build architecture competition taking place at Union Square Park in New York City, Fall of 2010.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

A Sense of Place, A World of Augmented Reality: Part 1

On Places, in the first of two-part essay, architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer argues that digital technology, especially the real-time, mediating imageries of augmented reality, are revolution

in Wired

The Inside Story of How One Company Didn't Mine Facebook

Thefind, an up-and-coming shopping search engine, wanted to sift through users' Facebook profiles to personalize results.

in Wired

Photo Gallery: From Bat Bombs to Goo Guns -- Crazy Military Experiments

Your tax dollars at work: Take a look at 11 weird and wacky projects from the Army, Navy Air Force, Marines and CIA.

in Dezeen

Earth House by BCHO Architects

BCHO Architects have completed this house buried in the ground in Seoul, Korea.

in swissmiss

Jason Santa Maria’s favorite Typefaces

Next door studiomate Jason Santa Maria was interviewed by FontShop about his favorite typefaces. Thumbs up to Titling Gothic.

in swissmiss

Vendr

Tired of selling your products on someone else’s platform and your visitors leaving your site?

in Design By Grid

Kokoro & Moi

in Monoscope

Sergio Studer: Victimes treshique - Tie design for Hermes

in Dezeen

Apartment 50, Unité d’Habitation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have fitted out an apartment inside the iconic Unité d’Habitation project in Marseille by Le Corbusier.

in Dezeen

UBPA B3-2 Pavilion by Studio Archea

Italian architects Studio Archea have sent us these images of their pavilion in the Urban Best Practice Area at the Shanghai Expo 2010.

in swissmiss

Arthou.se

My lovely studio mate Chesley (of Dossier Studio) and her boyfriend Nathaniel (of Culturegraphic) are packing boxes for their upcoming move to Stockholm.

in swissmiss

Letterheady

Letterheady is an online homage to offline correspondence; specifically letters.
(via hamiltonhughes)

in Fontblog

Das wirklich magische iPad

Der japanische Illusionist Shinya Uchida hat das Apple-Zitat »a magic device« wörtlich genommen und entlockt seinem iPad auf offener Straße eine lebendige Taube, produziert eine Käse

in swissmiss

Fish

The above photos are from the Smithsonian’s collection of fish from Belize.
(via hamiltonhughes)

in Dezeen

Made in Italy talks: Italian Design on the Road

Dezeen movie: in this third film about Italian design for the Design Museum in association with Peroni Nastro Azzurro, author Dr Andrew Nahum and Royal College of Art professor Dale Harrow discuss th

in swissmiss

What is HTML5?

What is HTML5 and why should we all care? See the large version here.
(via @datavis)

in swissmiss

Your Brain on Computers

Brenda and Kord Campbell, with iPads, at breakfast. (photo: Chang W.

in swissmiss

swissmiss on swiss radio

I just listened to a short segment on DRS 2 (swiss radio station) covering swissmiss the blog. In case you speak german, here’s a link to the MP3 or you can listen to it online here.

in thinkvitamin

Great tutorial on CSS3 Linear Gradients in WebKit http://bit.ly/d8OO4f #tv

Great tutorial on CSS3 Linear Gradients in WebKit http://bit.ly/d8OO4f #tv

in Six Revisions

A Beginner’s Guide to the Business Side of Freelancing

Being a freelance designer entails more than just the act of designing. Master the business side of design and you’ll thrive.

in Boagworld

No plans to redesign your site? Now is the time to hire a web design agency.

Many website owners hire their web design agency at the wrong time. Instead of hiring a web designer when you need work done, hire them when you don't!

in Dezeen

Tesla by Kranen/Gille

Designers Kranen/Gille of Heusden in the Netherlands will present a collection of split-open lamps at Design Miami/Basel next week.

in Dezeen

Die Drei by Martha Schwindling

Design student Martha Schwindling has created a series of three tables with drawers that twist or tilt open.

in Fontblog

Der andere Struwwelpeter, morgen in Hamburg

»Der Struwwelpeter« ist eines der erfolgreichsten Bücher Deutschlands. Zum 200.

in Dezeen

O10 by Guillaume Delvigne

Paris designer Guillaume Delvigne has created a lamp with a single bulb dangling on the end of a flex, which is draped over a stand.

in Slashdot

Studies Prove BPA Can Cross Placenta To Fetuses

Totes McGotes writes "From canned food to plastic bottles, Bisphenol-A seems to be cropping up everywhere, and now two new studies show that BPA freely crosses the placenta from pregnant mother to fet

in Slashdot

China Explains Internet Situation In Whitepaper

eldavojohn writes "In a new whitepaper, China has declared the Internet to be 'the crystallization of human wisdom' and officially issued what appears to be a defense of its policies on Web censorship

in Slashdot

Cloth Successfully Separates Oil From Gulf Water

Chinobi writes "Di Gao, an assistant professor at the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, has developed a method of separating oil from water within just

in Slashdot

BIOS Will Be Dead In Three Years

Stoobalou writes with news that MSI is planning a big shift towards UEFI (universal extensible firmware interface) at the end of 2010, possibly spelling the beginning of the end of the BIOS as we know