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in Design Observer: Main Posts

When Shopping Was Sociable

Design Research and Apple, a comparison of the two stores that have brought design to the masses.

in Wired

DIY Laser Safety: How to Test Pointers and Save Your Eyes

In the last 20 years, green lasers have shrunk from table-size lab equipment to pocket-portable presentation tools (not to mention cat toys).

in Wired

CSI Afghanistan: It's Not About Fingering the Bad Guys Anymore

Military forensics teams used to tip of hit squads, who'd go after insurgent bombers.

in Dezeen

Amington Youth Shelter by Sjölander da Cruz Architects

in Wired

Muscles Remember Past Glory

Pumping up is easier for people who have been buff before, and now scientists think they know why — muscles retain a memory of their former fitness even as they wither from lack of use.

in swissmiss

How to be alone

Here’s a gem of a find by Brainpickings: Poet and singer-songwriter Tanya Davis and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman address the forgotten art of How To Be Alone — a beautifully hand-illustrated, simp

in swissmiss

Hot Gloo

HotGloo is a web based service that let’s you build functional online wireframes for a website or web project.

in swissmiss

Design is History

Design is History, a great overview on centuries of design.

in thinkvitamin

Adobe partners with Typekit to bring legendary typefaces to the web http://j.mp/aibzki #tv

Adobe partners with Typekit to bring legendary typefaces to the web http://j.mp/aibzki #tv

in swissmiss

Joshua Viertel: Slow Food USA

The below talk by Joshua Viertel was my favorite presentation at last year’s FEAST conference. Enjoy:

Joshua Viertel: Slow Food USA from alldaybuffet on Vimeo.

in swissmiss

How Not to Be a Bad Email Marketer

Go MailChimp making us smile and adding a dose of fun into the rather dry world of sending email campaigns. Eep Eep!

in swissmiss

Pad Pressed

PadPressed is a Wordpress plug-in built to deliver the best browsing experience for your readers on an iPad.

in swissmiss

Journalism Warning labels

Tom Scott thought it seemed a bit strange that the media carefully warns about and labels any content that involves sex, violence or strong language — but there’s no similar labelling system

in swissmiss

Lucky So and So

The internet just got a little more colorful. Why? My lovely studiomate Jessi Arrington of Workshop just launched her brandnew shiny blog. Yay!
Remember Rainbow Birthday? Well, that was Jessi.

in Fontblog

Ein Fall aus der Praxis

Etwa einmal im Monat erhalte ich eine E-Mail-Anfrage aus Studentenkreisen, so ähnlich wie diese:
»lieber herr siebert,
ich studiere an der fachhochschule in XXXXXXX design und möchte nun me

in swissmiss

ErgoErgo Stool

I’ve noticed this ErgoErgo Stool over a year ago at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair here in NYC and was so excited about them.

in Fontblog

Die 12 häufigsten Satzsünden

Gestern wies ich über Twitter auf das PDF Thirty Four Typographic Sins hin.

in Dezeen

Minarets by Kacper Hamilton and Ezgi Turksoy

in Six Revisions

20 HTML Best Practices You Should Follow

Most of the web pages you encounter is presented to you via HTML, the world wide web’s markup language.

in Boagworld

How to stop choice paralysis damaging your sales

Could you be losing sales because users cannot make a decision? The chances are the answer is yes. Fortunately there is something you can do about it.

in magCulture

Overmatter

Collecting magazines? Andrew asks how long all that paper will last.

in Dr. Web

38 unverbrauchte Beispiele von Textur-basiertem Webdesign

-->Nach einem geradezu inflationären Gebrauch von Texturen, kann man nun wieder durchs Web surfen ohne auf jeder zweiten Seite Tapetenmuster und andere Texturen zu sehen.

in Ace Jet 170

Fearsome

Andy (Lots of Things But Currently Mostly This) McMillan kindly lent me his recently acquired copy of the, quite frankly, amazing and stunning Kraken Rum brand book.

in Slashdot

Julian Assange To Write For Swedish Tabloid

An anonymous reader writes "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has signed on as a columnist for Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet. Why such a move?

in Dezeen

Iso table by Dylan Freeth for MARK

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in Six Revisions

3 Advanced CSS3 Techniques You Should Learn

If you’re reading this, then I can safely assume that you’ve at least heard of CSS3.

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

What are the basic principles that should guide us on intellectual property rights?

AIGA is proposing to use the Adelphi Charter developed by the RSA as a guiding framework for our position on intellectual property law. Share your thoughts.

in Dezeen

Movie: The Transcendent City by Richard Hardy

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in Slashdot

Recycling an Android Phone As a Handheld GPS?

imblum writes "So my dad's antique handheld GPS unit just went toes up and I was considering replacing it for him with an old Android Smartphone.

in Dezeen

Carl Malmsten made me do it by David Ericsson

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in Dezeen

Heroes at Křehký Gallery

Heroes at Krehky Gallery opens in Prague

in Dezeen

Bye Bye Bulb by Daniel Michel

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in Boagworld

News: w/c 16/08/10

This week, we make a collection of the best collections of resources that hit the web this week, including iPhone and iPad development kits, the best apps and websites for any web designer, and HTML5

in thinkvitamin

RT @ryancarson: Amazing demo of MultiTouch and HTML5 in Firefox 4 Beta (by @paulrouget) http://mzl.la/btwe1q #tv

RT @ryancarson: Amazing demo of MultiTouch and HTML5 in Firefox 4 Beta (by @paulrouget)

in thinkvitamin

Amazing demo of MultiTouch and HTML5 in Firefox 4 Beta (by @paulrouget) http://mzl.la/btwe1q #tv

Amazing demo of MultiTouch and HTML5 in Firefox 4 Beta (by @paulrouget) http://mzl.la/btwe1q

in Dezeen

Safe Cuddling by Helge Fischer

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in Dr. Web

Facebook-Anwendungen mit PHP programmieren - Quiz für Webgeeks (3)

-->In diesem Teil des Workshops zu Facebook-Anwendungen steht nun das Herz unserer Quizanwendung - nämlich das Quiz selbst.

in SeptemberIndustry

Esquire – Exclusive

Art Director David McKendrick Designer Nick Millington For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to receive a copy of the very first Esquire zine – Manual For A Stylish Life, an “ing

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

The Curse of "Things I Have Done" Lists

When a great idea gets copied ad infinitum , can it ever be effective again? Heller takes aim at bulleted, Sagmeister–inspired life lessons.

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Design Leaders optimistic about the design economy

Design leaders expressed cautious optimism in the most recent assessment of the design economy conducted by AIGA.

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Make plans to attend AIGA's "Gain" conference on business and design

This October, design and business leaders from around the world will converge in New York City to examine the ways “Design (Re)Invents” our businesses, our economies and even ourselves.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Pet Projects

Essay on design as an underutilized force for the humane treatment of animals.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Michael Bierut on 86 Notebooks

Michael Bierut video of a talk on the 86 notebooks he's kept over the course of his career and  design lessons derived from them.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

The East Anglians

On Places, a portfolio by photographer Justin Partyka, documenting a deep-rooted but fragile agrarian community in East Anglia. 

in Wired

Man Scrawls World's Biggest Message With GPS 'Pen'

A man drives 12,238 miles across 30 states to scrawl a message that can only be viewed using Google Earth.

in Wired

Pentagon's Butterfly-Inspired Sensors Light Up at Chemical Threats

The Pentagon’s got a new game plan to detect deadly chemical threats: tiny, iridescent sensors designed to mimic one of nature’s most colorful creatures.

in Wired

Gallery: Meet Mexico’s Volcano-Inspired Soccer Stadium

Mexico’s Chivas soccer club opens a new all-purpose stadium that was modeled to look like a volcano rising from the countryside.

in Smashing Magazine

30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

in Experience Matters

Why Flickr Should Let the Haters Hate

Flickr announced a new suite of features today, including a larger photo display size, navigation upgrades and a slightly altered look and feel. So far, user reaction has been fairly predictable.