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Das Haus 2014 house of the future concept by Louise Campbell at imm cologne

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Found Type Friday #103

We've been spending a bit of time in the past lately. Proper, personal, family past I mean. Not surprising. It started with me looking for a photo of my Dad but I soon got side-tracked.

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San Francisco, Boston and Milan!

Do you live in San Francisco, Boston or Milan? If so, you should know that CreativeMornings is looking for new organizers! CreativeMornings began to spread from NYC to new cities in 2009.

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8 Lessons for Writing Compelling Content

Andy Kinsey builds on his previous post about compelling content by introducing eight new lessons.

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Apple, Amazon, Microsoft & More Settle Lawsuits With Boston University

curtwoodward writes "Boston University hadn't been very aggressive with intellectual property lawsuits in the past.

in You the Designer

How to Choose the Right Font for Your Logo

Often it’s not what you say, but how you say it. Choosing the right font …

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How you can change your company to be digital first

As in-house web teams we like to moan about our organisations not getting digital. Perhaps its time we did something. But what?

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Earning More From Web Design: Extra Services You Can Provide

5 additional website-related services you can provide your clients in order to increase your income.

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Außer Haus im 1. Halbjahr 2014

Es wird auch in diesem Jahr einige Gelegenheiten geben, den Gesellschafter van Aaken (also mich) auf diversen öffentlichen und nichtöffentlichen Veranstaltungen zu treffen.

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Out now: US Wired

Magazine cover as icon – US Wired hasn’t lost its ability to create powerful imagery for big tech stories. Looking forward to reading their view on the Snowden – NSA revelations too.

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At Work With: Jessica Lowe, Cat People

Cat People is a wonderful example of the strange corners magazines can occupy.

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Hexagonal community centre in Shanghai by Scenic Architecture Office


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John Foster: Native American Design

The National Museum of the American Indian has one of the most extensive collections of Native American art and artifacts in the United States.

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Friday Link Pack

(Thanks Micaela) - What I Learned from a Six Month Spending Freeze - An adorable DIY project: 2014 Memory Jar - The Gap Mannequin Project. Made me smile. (via) - How to Choose A Bottle of Wine.

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The Creative Partnership: Design and Copywriting

In my long career as a copywriter, I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with designers … <

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The Digital Divide

On the first episode of Season 8, we discuss the digital divide including how we’re going to deal with those out of touch managers and asking how significant is the web anyway.

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Hubble Images Become Tactile 3D Experience For the Blind

An anonymous reader writes "3D printers are transforming the business, medical, and consumer landscapes by creating objects like airplane parts, lamps, jewellery, and even artificial human bones.

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New Class of "Hypervelocity Stars" Discovered Escaping the Galaxy

Science_afficionado writes "Astronomers have discovered a surprising new class of 'hypervelocity stars' that are moving at more than a million miles per hour, fast enough to escape the gravitational g

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How Do You Move a City?

Zothecula writes "The town of Kiruna in Lapland, Sweden, is known for its Jukkasjårvi Ice Hotel and for hosting the recent Arctic Council summit.

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Samsung, Apple Agree To Try Mediation In Patent Disputes

An anonymous reader writes "The smartphone and tablet rivals will work with a mediator in an effort to settle their patent disputes in advance of a second trial on the issues scheduled for this spring

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The recruitment crisis

When your competitive advantage increasingly depends on your digital offering, recruiting and retaining quality digital staff is essential.

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Art and culture centre with bright red walls by Future Architecture Thinking


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Bullshit Overlays

Brad Frost with some real talk:

I’m sure they’re effective.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

John Foster: Capturing Imagination

The ten most popular galleries from John Foster in 2013.

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On Software Quality and Building a Better Evernote in 2014

It’s hard to admit you’ve made a massive strategic mistake in your company. Kudos to Evernote for facing quality issue head on.

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Dictionary of Numbers

Dictionary of Numbers is a Google Chrome extension that tries to make sense of numbers you encounter on the web by giving you a description of that number in human terms.

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The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire

Tech educational collective The Geek Group, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has more than 25,000 members, scattered all over the world — most of whom have never been to their flagship location

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Dezeen Guide update: January 2014

Cologne cathedral and bridge photo from Shutterstock

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Adam Harrison Levy: Designer's Cookbook: Jake Tilson

Only in the layered, interconnected culinary world of graphic designer, artist, cookbook author Jake Tilson could huevos rancheros eaten in Los Angeles inspire someone to cook Baid Masus, or Baghdad S

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Omakase Charity

My friend Theresa recently launched a new project — Omakase. The premise is pretty awesome: they pick excellent well-deserving charities, you subscribe at $10, $25, or $50 a month.

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Omakase Charity

My friend Theresa recently launched a new project — Omakase. The premise is pretty awesome: they pick excellent well-deserving charities, you subscribe at $10, $25, or $50 a month.

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Intangible Qualities

“There are intangible qualities of companies that you pour your heart into that are impossible to purchase. And it’s really special when you create a company that provides that.

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Recovering The Classics

Recovering The Classics is a beautiful crowdsourced collection of original covers for the greatest works of fiction in the public domain.

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Stand-Up Desk (IKEA Hack)

The utterly brilliant Kelli Anderson built this good looking (!) convertible stand-up IKEA hack desk with help from metalsmith-extraordinaire Dustin John and Daniel Dunnam.

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My Do Lectures Talk: “Trust Breeds Magic”

A few months ago I had the absolute honor to attend the Do Lectures USA, a conference that was originally started by David and Clare Hieatt.

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The 13 Best Magazine Covers of 2013

The end of 2013 is upon us but before we bid adieu to the year …

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Winners and Losers In the World of Interfaces: 2013 In Review

An anonymous reader writes "A review of the top UX successes and failures of 2013 covers hot topics ranging from Snapchat to the Nest thermostat to David Pogue's departure from the New York Times.

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Passive timber house in Austria by Juri Troy Architects


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The Editors: The Ten Most Popular Essays of 2013 from Design Observer

Our most popular essays of 2013 range in topic from design criticim to punctuation, surrealism to fast food restaurant design, Rem Koolhaas to South African towns, and of course, the heated debate on

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P98A: our new workshop and gallery

We now have two FAG proof presses, one Grafix, a Korrex Berlin, a Korrex Nürnberg, a Korrex Frankfurt and a Heidelberger Tiegel (platen). We won’t even mention all the small platens in the shop.

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"It's only a matter of time before the design bubble bursts"

Lucas Verweij portrait

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Sheep book 3.0 ready

The English version of “Stop Stealing Sheep and learn how to use type properly” has been out for a while. Peachpit still offer a big discount if you buy from them direct: Buy at Peachpit.com

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Glowing orbs cupped in wire baskets to form pendant lamps


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Merry Christmas Everyone!

We wont let this day pass without wishing you guys a very merry Christmas! As …

in 24 ways

Run Ragged

Mark Boulton completes our calendar with some typographic techniques to improve the reading experience.

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The Command Position Principle

Andrew Clarke squeezes into his leathers and mounts his Fat B

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Cyanogen Mod Raises $23 Million Funding All Set To Become Major Android Player

sfcrazy writes "The newly formed company has opened the next chapter of its history by bagging $23 million financing from A16Z (Andreessen Horowitz).

in magCulture

Magazine of the week: Riposte #1

It’s been a busy old end of the year here at magCulture, so apologies for the lack of magazine reviews recently.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Bernheimer Architecture with Kate Bernheimer: Fairy Tale Architecture: The Juniper Tree

On Places, a design by Bernheimer Architecture for the Grimm Brothers&rsquo; &ldquo;The Juniper Tree,&rdquo; the tenth in our ongoing series of architectural fairy tales.

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OBlog: Painting on Black Velvet

<a href="http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/velvet-underdogs-in-praise-of-the-paintings-the-art-world-loves-to-hate/">Collector's Weekly</a> has a wonderful homage to the "th

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Project Hubs: A Home Base for Design Projects

Brad Frost outlines a simple tool that can track a project’s design decisions and assets, and keeps everyone involved up to date and in the browser.