The Best Cameras for Designers & Creatives in 2019

Looking for the best camera for photography and graphic design? Maybe you’re shooting for clients or maybe your your own portfolio? Well, we’ve got you covered! Below we list the best cameras out there for someone working in a creative field, including the best cameras for graphic design, blogging, vlogging, video, Youtube, filmmaking and more! But before we dive in, let’s see how to choose a camera and the features you should be looking out for. Related posts: Best laptops for designers Best c...
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Introducing Osore Runner1982 Lightroom Preset

Introducing Osore Runner1982 Lightroom Preset AoiroStudioDec 11, 2018 First of all, I would like to thank everyone who supported my Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets. It has been quite overwhelming to be honest, for what started as a simple idea. Well, I am not done yet! Introducing today Osore Runner1982. For those who might have understood the reference already, it's a preset inspired by a 1982 neo-noir science fiction film. Any guesses? Also for the time ...
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Orange Tabby Dreamers and The Painted Cat Calendar

Orange Tabby Dreamers  Oil on panel, 8" x 10,"  $410. A reminder, my 2019 "Painted Cat" calendar is just $5.99 on the Current website. Use code WWHPFA and receive free shipping!  Can't beat that?! It is a great gift idea for the cat lover in your life here's a link. Photo reference for "Orange Tabby Dreamers" courtesy of Robyn at Love and Hisses. [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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Pioneering Industrial Designer Charles Harrison Passes Away

When I was in design school, one of the professors was telling the class about different production methods, and how imagination could be used to adapt those methods to create new, useful things. The example he gave us was with blow molding, which was used to create plastic bottles. He told us that in the 1960s, some industrial designer wondered if blow molding could be used to create much larger things than bottles. At the time, all garbage cans were made of metal and looked like this: These...
Tags: Design, America, Chicago, Sears, Object Culture, Harrison, Illinois Institute of Technology, Bakelite, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Charles Harrison, Charles Chuck Harrison, Henry P Glass, Robert Podall Associates Harrison, Aileen Kwun, Bryn Smith

Beyond Industrial Design: Apply to SVA's MFA in Products of Design

The deadline for applying to SVA's MFA in Products of Design program is just one month away on January 15th, so if you're interested in grad school, you'll want to give this a hard look. Chaired by Core77's Allan Chochinov, the program sits at "the sweet spot between design thinking and design making"—but it's courses go far beyond traditional ID education. The Datalogue at NYCxDesign 2018 Swift Prosthetic for short-term use "To design anything means to design everything—that's the beating ...
Tags: Design, New York City,, Moma, Allan Chochinov, MFA, Chochinov, Cara Menstrual Product and Waste Carrier, IDEO Frog Design and Material ConneXion, New York City Want

Man Attacks Art At The Denver Art Museum

“Artworks were compromised,” museum spokesperson Shadia Lemus told Westword. “The individual was arrested at the museum and taken into police custody.” Whether the destruction of the works was some sort of artistic statement or just “a teenager on drugs,” as one museum visitor suggested, has not been determined. – Westword
Tags: Art, Visual, Denver Art Museum, 12.10.18, Shadia Lemus

Be careful with these scissors!

Playful as ever, Qualy’s Cactus Scissors give the stationery tool a bit of character. Designed to look like a potted cactus, the scissors come nested in a cactus-shaped body (sans the spikes, of course) that sheathes the blades. Pull it out and you’ve got yourself a regular, working scissor that you can use either in the kitchen, at your workplace, or just for hobby-work. The cactus plant even comes with its own pot that serves as a storage area for paper clips, stapler pins, thumbtacks, or ot...
Tags: Deals, Design, Stationery, Product Design, Cactus, Scissor, Qualy Design

2017 Marion Mead

Marion, from Arizona-based Superstition Meadery, is a fuller-bodied honey wine with dark notes of blueberry, blackberry and raspberry. With a rich, juice-like hue, this 13.5% ABV mead’s flavor profile is unexpected, excellent and award-winning. It’s also best to open this sooner rather than later as fruited meads can age but not for too long.
Tags: Design, Alcohol, ABV, Arizona, Marion, Mead, Superstition Meadery, Marion Mead

Volkswagen Releases Something to Tide Over the Golf Fanboys

The eight-generation Volkswagen Golf is on the way, but, with still roughly a year to go before its unveiling in Europe, the automaker needs to keep Golf fandom primed. Thankfully, VW’s been more judicial in its teasing than, say, Toyota or Fiat Chrysler. Like any great romance, the timeless art of seduction demands space between […] The post Volkswagen Releases Something to Tide Over the Golf Fanboys appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Vw, Golf, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen Golf, News Blog, Product Planning, 2020 Volkswagen Golf

The Ring Vegetable Brush

Buying fresh, farm-grown produce is one thing; preparing your bounty with appropriate utensils is another. “The Ring” from Full Circle Home is exactly that: a bamboo ring (with an opening wide enough for two fingers) finished with a row of recycled plant fiber and recycled plastic bristles for cleaning vegetables. Also, the tool is coated with non-toxic materials and the bristles are BPA-free.
Tags: Design, Bamboo, Kitchen Tools, BPA, Recycled Plastic, Kitchen Utensils, Full Circle Home, Vegetable Brush

Luxembourg will be the first country to offer all public transportation for free

Luxembourg — a small, landlocked European country that borders Belgium, Germany and France — is going to be the first country on Earth to have completely free public transportation. The newly re-elected Xavier Bettel and a coalition government will lift the fares on all of the public trains, trams and buses starting in Summer 2019. The country’s capital, Luxembourg City, is small but has some of the worst traffic congestion in the world. It has a population of about 110,000, but more than 400,0...
Tags: Design, France, Luxembourg, Estonia, Luxembourg City, XAVIER BETTEL, Belgium Germany

A treetop house with a rooftop design

Designed to tickle your childlike fancy, the Treetop Cabin models itself on the concept of a treehouse, and the stylings of a triangular prefab. Designed with an A-shaped roof that travels downwards to become the wall, the house would, at first appearance, look small, but climb up the spiral staircase and into it, and you realize exactly how cozy and comfortable it is.With two floors, the PAN Treetop Cabin gives you a living room, kitchen, and a bathroom on the lower level, and a comfy bedroom o...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Norway, Pan, Espen Surnevik, Finn-Erik Nilsen, Treetop Cabin

City Versus Country: How Much Of The World Is Urban?

The current level of global urbanization is much higher: It estimates the world to be 84 percent urban already. The EC research team, led by Lewis Dijkstra, used satellite images to assess the share of the world’s population that is urban. While traditional estimates from the United Nations and elsewhere find Asia to be 50 percent urban, the EC team’s analysis of satellite images finds it to be 90 percent; while the UN estimates Africa’s urban population at 40 percent, the EC research team find...
Tags: Art, Asia, Africa, United Nations, Un, EC, Issues, 12.06.18, Lewis Dijkstra

Protesters Rally At The Whitney Museum Over Board Member

The protest, organized by a group called Decolonize This Place, was to demand the resignation of the museum’s vice chairman, Warren B. Kanders, 12 days after it was revealed by the website Hyperallergic that he is also the owner, chairman, and CEO of the company Safariland, which manufactures law enforcement gear—including the tear gas reportedly being used on migrants at the southern border. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Visual, Hyperallergic, Safariland, Warren B Kanders, 12.10.18, Whitney Museum Over Board

6 Keys to Engaging Your Audience

As a presenter, it’s your job not only to share your ideas but to compel your audience to action. Once you understand yourself, you must focus on understanding your audience and what they need to leave them feeling empowered and ready to take action. The key to engaging your audience and moving them to action is your ability to build and maintain trust. In fact, studies show that 79% of buyers say it is vital that they purchase from a trusted advisor rather than an unknown sales rep. Increasing ...
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Shipping container food halls slated to revitalize Southern California neighborhoods

Californian firm Studio One Eleven has unveiled a massive new project that includes using various shipping containers to install modern versions of traditional food halls throughout various neighborhoods in Southern California. The food hall project will see a number of shipping containers being converted into vibrant social areas, where locals can enjoy a variety of small-scale food venues, breweries, organic gardens, playgrounds and entertainment spaces. In Orange County, Studio One Eleven —...
Tags: Design, Orange County, Southern California, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Modern Times, SteelCraft Garden Grove, Howard CDM, Studio One Eleven, Orange County Studio One Eleven, Leisuretown, Shaheen Sadeghi, Sadeghi

Can You Be A Successful Artist Without Being On Instagram?

If an artist is supposed to propose new ways of seeing and creating, it’s worrying when social media platforms feel like they’re turning us all into sycophantic clones. – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Visual, 12.10.18

Tons of Architecture & Design Images (and Other Categories) Now Free to Download from the Library of Congress

Disappointed by Congress? Forget those losers and check out the Library of Congress. Because these archive-happy nerds have millions of items in their collection from creative industries--"books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings and more"--and have made tons of them available to download, for free, right here.The "Architecture & Design" section alone has some cool shots: Century Hotel, 140 Ocean Drive, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL "To...
Tags: Design, Congress, Washington, White House, New York City, House, Johnson, Kennedy International Airport, Visual Communication, Chrysler Building, Fallingwater, TWA, Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio, Ocean Drive Miami Miami Dade County, Wilbur Henry Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural

MVRDV completes massive, mountain-like vertical village for 5,000 residents in India

A mountain-like residential development has risen in Pune — India’s eighth largest city and one of the fastest-growing cities in the country — and brought with it 1,068 apartments to house approximately 5,000 people in a single building. Completed as MVRDV’s first project in India, the Future Towers bucks the local standard for cookie-cutter freestanding buildings in favor of a singular mountainous structure with peaks and valleys. The mixture of unit types is meant to encourage interaction amo...
Tags: Asia, Design, India, Architecture, Gallery, Apartments, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Natural Ventilation, Courtyard, Pune, MVRDV, Jacob van Rijs, Vastu Shastra, Passageway, Social Spaces

Does Becoming A More Expert Reader Increase Pleasure Of Reading?

Does one kind of literature afford a more refined pleasure than another kind? Can we compare the pleasure induced by Virginia Woolf with, say, that induced by Agatha Christie? Is “Casey at the Bat” potentially less (more) enjoyable than Keats’s “Ode to Autumn”? Is the pleasure of reading Henry James similar to that of reading George Eliot? At what point does a story’s eloquence or lack of it begin to affect people in the same way? – American Scholar
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie, Henry James, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Keats, Winter 2018

Reader Submitted: A Robot That Plays with Your Pets so They Don't Get Fat

Worried about leaving your pet home alone? Your pet suffers from separation anxiety and is overweight? Meet Varram. This smart robot equipped with artificial intelligence is created to keep your pets active, healthy and never alone. Varram settings are customizable especially for your pet through an intuitive app. View the full project here
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Kristin Korb Christmas

Kristin Korb, That Time Of Year (Storyville)Winter holiday albums began showing up in the Rifftides mailbox well before Thanksgiving. They’re still coming. It’s time to call some of them to your attention. — Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Kristin Korb, 12.10.18

Design Job: Fetch for Pets is seeking a Pupper Product Designer in NYC

Fetch for Pets! (Fetch) has been the leading pet product manufacturer bringing major CPG brands to the pet industry since 2008. We develop cross category pet product lines based on retail and market demand as well as industry trends. Fetch also provides private label development and manufacturing. Working closely with View the full design job here
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Anonymous Location Data Pinpoints People

You already know that your smartphone apps gather your location data and sell it. We’ve also all been told it’s anonymous—but as the New York Times reports, it’s so personal that while there’s no name attached, there is a life under a microscope for all to see. The Times reviewed data from over a million phones in the New York area. Their takeaways, conveyed beautifully …
Tags: Apps, New York, Design, Privacy, Tech, Data, New York Times, Location, Times, Geolocation, Linkaboutit

Paper Craft Supplies from Crafty Wizard - Giveaway

Makers, allow me to introduce Crafty Wizard, a UK paper craft supply company owned by Lee and Alex, who are husband and wife. You'll find over 1000 quality crafting items in their online shop, many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Cut and Fold Techniques, Revised Edition

Paul Jackson's book, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials, has been very popular with marketers who have looked to it since 2013 for attention-grabbing ways of announcing new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Design, Packaging, Gift Wrapping, Origami, Craft Books, Paper Folding, Ann Martin, Paul Jackson, Paper toys, Favor Boxes, Paper Puzzles

Here's What Happens When You Let the Engineers Do Everything

Engineers would say that you can't let us designers run unchecked, otherwise everything would be touchy-feely and impossible to make. I get that. But by the same token, when you leave the engineers in charge, you get super creepy machines like this: Look, I'm not denying the thing might be useful. They demonstrate it making the correct choice between Corona and Michelob Ultra, and the design is such that you can kick it over and it cannot get back up to pursue revenge. But there's a reason ...
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Call for Entries - New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2019

The Call for Entries has gone out from the New English Art Club for its Annual Exhibition which will be held between the 14th and 22nd June 2019. The New English Art Club seeks work which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Movie Special Effects Are So Astonishing We’re Bored. So What’s Next?

How have we gotten to the point where we somehow feel like we’ve seen it all before, even as movies desperately keep trying to show us things that we’ve never seen before?
Tags: Art, Media, 12.10.18

Pizza Socks

Creative socks designed to look like colorful pizza slices and packaged in cardboard pizza boxes. Pizza Socks Box – Pepperoni pizza socks created in Warsaw, Poland. Also check out: Pizza Shirt
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Warsaw Poland, Pizza Socks, Pizza Socks Box Pepperoni

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