THE BLOG

09
Jun
08
Jun

Electric wallpaper doubles as a power source

Decorating your home with wallpaper gives you a wide array of looks: from country charm to traditional warmth. However, design, art, and technology are all intertwined in this new electric wallpaper. Co-developed by wallpaper company Flavor Paper and design firm UM Project, sounds, lights and motions are combined in a decorative and playful display titled Conduct.Continue Reading..

07
Jun

NSFW real estate ad for $100 million mansion is basically softcore porn

You’ll hear the phrase often when you enter the advertising industry: sex sells. But do people really buy a product just because it has sexually stimulating imagery attached to it? For this US$100 million OPUS mansion in Beverly Hills, half-naked women covered in gold paint star in a NSFW real estate ad that’s basically softcore porn. Continue Reading..

02
Jun

Metallic freckles are this summer’s hot new beauty trend

For many beauty enthusiasts, the sun’s arrival this summer will be accompanied by the appearance of a modicum of beautiful freckles. And while beauty trends involving freckles aren’t new, these tiny skin spots are set to take on new life as dramatic beauty marks.

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01
Jun
31
May

Artist creates adorable 3D typography for 36 Days of Type project

As designers we love typography. Design and typography go hand in hand; always evolving with various treatments and styles. Designers the world over use it in everything from logos to advertisements, packaging, posters and more. It can make any piece of work stand out from the crowd.Continue Reading..

30
May

Infographic: The best times to post on social media

The easy answer is that the best times to post on social media are when the people you want to see the content are on the network. However, each social network has its own best practice. Data from 16 studies proves that posting at the best times will help you get more traffic, more engagement, and more followers.Continue Reading..

29
May

7 colours that could get you sued if used in your designs

There are plenty of colours to choose from. And some shades are so appealing, you’d be hard up not to incorporate them in your projects. However, if you’ve unwittingly been using one of the seven specific colours, you just might get on the wrong side of the law.Continue Reading..

25
May

In-house designer, freelancer or agency? Who to hire

Does the uncertainty and ever-changing nature of freelancing produce designers with sharper, more adaptable skills? Or does the social, fast-paced, and ordered workflow of an agency create more design superstars? In my nearly 10 years as an Art Director, I’ve seen a few businesses pondering if they should hire a freelancer or get in-house. Or even go big and hire an agency.Continue Reading..

24
May
23
May

Swiss designers creates lamps inspired by pollen grains

Spring is beautiful, but it’s also a key time of year for seasonal allergies. As plants release pollen, millions of people with hay fever start to sniffle and sneeze. However, Swiss art director Regine Cavicchioli, Roman Jurt and Michael Kennedy from the Zurich University of the Arts have created unique lamps as a tribute to the pesky allergens.Continue Reading..

18
May

Google’s AutoDraw turns your doodles into clean line drawings

If you’re like me, you probably remember doodling away on the computer using Microsoft Paint, or even Corel Draw. So it’s ironic with all of the amazing things we can do on our smartphones and tablets these days, that creating a decent drawing is still difficult. However, Google’s new program, AutoDraw, is hoping to change that. Continue Reading..

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