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Infographic: The Periodic Table of Winning Design Elements

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What creativity means to me (the long version). Interviewed by Rashell Martin

Interviewed by Rashell Martin   There is a feeling of being connected that fills me when I’m inspired, a feeling of becoming one with the subject matter in some way that is unexplainable to me but I just feel it and let it bring me to where ever it wants me to go. Do you remember […]

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Modified Intex Excursion 5 man inflatable raft; custom floor, motor, stereo and more

  Over this past summer, I bought an Intex Excursion 5 man inflatable raft  from Amazon. Right out of the box (as shown above) it’s a great little boat. I had to buy an additional set of oars is about the only thing. But I needed more. So… I built a 3 part floating floor that lays […]

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100 Websites You Should Know and Use via TED

100 Websites You Should Know and Use Posted by: Jessica Gross  In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time […]

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2012 Instagram Halloween costume

  2012 Instagram Halloween costume.  This is what happens when an idle designers hands get taken over by an urge to make a Halloween costume. Every year I wait until the last minute to come up with a costume idea. And this year was no different. The night before our first Halloween party, I had an idea to […]

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Yo designers, can I ask you a question?

I’m doing some research about the design process and was hoping you could spare a few minutes. In as many words as you deem fit, tell me “what has, or frequently does, go wrong in the design process”. I’m going to leave it open with out much more direction than that in hopes you’ll come […]

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David Kelley (founder of IDEO) on building creative confidence

Don’t divide the world into “creative” and “non-creative,” Let people realize they are naturally creative. “Let their ideas fly; let them achieve what Bandura calls self-efficacy.” ”When people regain that confidence, magic happens.” TED Blog | Building creative confidence: David Kelley at TED2012   

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A Short Lesson in Perspective – A must read for anyone in the creative industry

I came across this article via twitter and was deeply moved by it. A must read for anyone in the creative industry. Here is an excerpt of an amazing piece artfully crafted by Linds Redding. …Pretty soon, The Overnight Test became the Over Lunch Test. Then before we knew it, we were eating Pot-Noodles at […]

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I HIGHLY recommend EVERYONE who has any interest in Art, Music, Film and Design to watch this. It’s truly unfortunate what is happening in today’s creative industry.

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the […]

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