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art in our new home

When we were in Salt Spring Island, we went to the Saturday Market, and I instantly fell in love with this man's work.  Salt Spring artist Lorne Tippett uses wine-barrel stays to create a hanging frame, and carves the designs from reclaimed wood. We splurged and bought one. It's not like we're spending money on anything else this year! It's now hanging on our covered deck. We hung it where you can also see it from inside the house. I love the shape of the wooden base; it echoes t...
Tags: Travel, Art, Personal, Indigenous Peoples, Pacific, Chris, Julie, Vancouver Island, Laura K, Cluxewe Waterfront Bistro, Lorne Tippett, Cluxewe

The Best Branding Podcasts Today

Are you looking for the absolute best podcasts in the branding and brand strategy space? You may have already found a few ‘top branding podcasts’ lists through Google search and been disappointed that only a handful of them are truly about branding. Most of the podcasts found through Google are about content marketing, digital media, graphic design, advertising, or marketing in general and some are outdated or haven’t uploaded any new episodes in many years. On top of that, some podcasts don’t h...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Design, Australia, Jay Z, San Francisco, Rob, Chris, Branding, Sean Kelly, James Richardson, Nick Westergaard, Brand Driven Digital, Jacob Cass, Patrick Hanlon, Marty Neumeier

Make It Til You Make It with Owen Smith

If you happened to come across a Youtube video I put out not too long ago featuring Owen Smith, you’ll know the backstory how we connected for this episode of the Chase Jarvis LIVE show. Of course, we hoped to meet in person, but for now we’re coming LIVE to you from our living rooms. Owen Smith is a comedian, actor, writer, and the creator of a new YouTube show: Notebooks. He has performed stand-up on Conan, Colbert and is a regular at the Comedy Store Hollywood and Comedy Cellar in New York. H...
Tags: Art, Business, Photography, Podcast, New York, Hollywood, Abc, Creativity, Actor, Espn, Tbs, Drake, Joel Mchale, Writer, Chris, Owen Smith

What Designers can do to design irresistible products

Hi, I am Kelly from Knack, where we help mobility brands make their products irresistible. I’ve come to realize that designing irresistible products feels elusive. High hopes and good intentions pour into one end of the product development pipeline and mundane products squirt out the other.You see plenty of seductive product designs on Pinterest and here on Yanko, so you know it’s possible. But what exactly do the designers of these products do differently in order to achieve irresistibility?If ...
Tags: Design, Pinterest, Education, Tennessee, Editorial, Chris, Product Design, Knack, Kelly, Detroit Michigan, College for Creative Studies, Yanko, YD Talks, Kelly Custer, Irresistible Products, Knack Design Studio

Use “Roadside Wildflowers At Full Speed” To Identify Plants Without Leaving Your Car

What’s a road trip without checking out the scenery? Chris Helzer, aka The Prairie Ecologist, has put together a new guide for those who want to know a little bit more about the wildflowers they see along the roadside but don’t want to leave their moving vehicles. According to Chris: “If you’re a fan of wildflowers, I’m sure you’ve noticed the same thing I have – all the field guides out...
Tags: Photography, Design, Book, Nature, Flowers, Chris, Chris Helzer

Top 10 Futur Courses to Learn Design & Business

If you run own graphic design firm, improving your skills can not only make you a better graphic designer but also more attractive to potential clients. The business side of your firm may not be your strong suit and that’s ok. Thanks to The Futur, an online website that runs to remove many of the roadblocks people have to continue their education including money, time, and accessibility. With this in mind, we thought that by highlighting the courses that can help you build your skills in either ...
Tags: Design, Graphic Design, Chris, Burns, Ben, Greg Gunn, Futur, Chris Do, Ben Burns, Futur Courses, Futur Courses Resources, Blind Inc Through, Nils Lindstrom, Art Center College of Design Through, Blind Inc Color for Creatives, Jose Caballer

DIY "Shoes" for Truck Wheels, to Avoid Killing Small Animals

When I borrowed a GMC Sierra for use on our farm, that truck's comprehensive Surround Vision camera system proved incredibly useful; it's the reason I didn't accidentally flatten any of our 200 free-range chickens and ducks. However, camera systems like that one only let you see the creatures, so that you can brake and wait for them to pass. But photographer Chris Bray had a similar-but-different problem: Living as he does on Christmas Island, which 40 million red crabs migrate across each year,...
Tags: Design, Cars, Chris, Jess, Toyota Land Cruiser, Chris Bray

Designing a Successful Tool: The Crucible Scraper

The most successful product we've produced at Crucible Tool is, hands down, our curved card scraper. In less than a year, we've sold thousands of these simple tools all over the world. And we've made a decent profit, too. The tool isn't a copy of anything that was commercially available before. It didn't require any new materials or cutting-edge technology to manufacture. And it is aimed at furniture makers, a craft where the basic hand tools haven't changed for thousands of years.Was the idea f...
Tags: Design, Wales, Kentucky, Britain, United States, Craig, Chris, Christopher Williams, Noam Chomsky, Chomsky, John Brown, Edward S Herman, Tools & Craft, Hand Tools, Charles Hayward, Woodworker Magazine

Mo’Nique Sues Netflix For Gender And Racial Discrimination Over Lowball Pay Offer

The Oscar-winning actress and comedienne alleges in her court filing that, in offering her $500,000 as a talent fee for a stand-up comedy special, the company “offered or paid [Chris] Rock, [Dave] Chappelle, [Ellen] DeGeneres, and [Ricky] Gervais forty (40) times more per show … and it offered [Amy] Schumer twenty-six (26) times more per show than Mo’Nique. In short, Netflix’s offer to Mo’Nique perpetuates the drastic wage gap forced upon Black women in America’s workforce.” – NBC
Tags: Art, Media, America, Netflix, Chris, Schumer, Mo Nique, Ellen -RSB- DeGeneres, 11.14.19, Mo'Nique Sues Netflix, Dave -RSB- Chappelle, Ricky -RSB- Gervais


I have been seeing your work and trying to comment but, once again, blogger says, no.  My post just goes away and never gets there.  But know I am looking and enjoying your work.  And congratulations, Jennifer, on finishing your dissertation!! Loved the last two little village homes you painted, Bruce.  And always love what you are doing, Chris, with charcoal now :) and you, Lisa and Laura, with your seaside beauties. I never know why I cannot get through - hope it doesn’t continue, as it makes ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Chris, Rh Carpenter, Laura, Jennifer, Lisa

Marin Alsop Remembers Christopher Rouse

“Chris was a collector, and a collector of unexpected things: meteorites, records, guns. He started collecting composers’ signatures when he was a kid and amassed what I imagine is the largest private collection of composers’ autographs in the world. He knew how much I loved Brahms ( because we argued about Brahms regularly) and gave me his Brahms autograph last week…kind hearted to the end.” – NewMusicBox
Tags: Art, People, Chris, Christopher Rouse, Brahms, Marin Alsop, 09.27.19

Intuition, Creative Freedom & Doing What You Love with Chris Ballew

Today’s episode is going to rock your world … pun fully intended because today’s guest is an actual rock star. You may remember a band called Presidents of the United States of America. They took the world by storm in 1995 with their self titled album, Presidents of the United States of America playing songs like Lump and Peaches. Yes, that’s right. My guest today is frontman Chris Ballew. Chris and I have been friends for years, including collaborating on a music video together and at least one...
Tags: Art, Photography, Podcast, Music, Inspiration, Chris, Creative Process, United States of America, Caspar Babypants, Chris Ballew, Lump, chasejarvisLIVE, Intuition Creative Freedom amp, Chris Ballew Chris

Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Youtube, Washington, Germany, New York City, America, Qatar, UPS, Austin, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, United States, Taliban, Missouri, Maine

YD Talks: Should I follow my passion? Or the paycheck?

The irony of me being an Asian posing this question doesn’t escape me. I fully get that I’m absolutely following the cliche here, but let’s stop and really think about it. I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this too at some point of time. Do I continue doing what I love, if it doesn’t pay me much? Or do I do something that I absolutely dislike, but feels more stable? HOW BIG SHOULD I DREAM? (AND, SHOULD I HAVE A BACKUP PLAN?) Let’s just dive right into the topic and get to the point I’d like to ma...
Tags: Design, Passion, Mark Cuban, Popular, Editorial, Chris, Stability, Don, Chris Do, The Futur, YD Talks, Sam Gwilt

Dutch Design Week Highlights: New Material Award

The New Material Award is one of few awards that focuses on the use of new materials and innovative technologies. Every two years, visual artists, designers and architects (working in the Netherlands) are challenged to contribute their material-based approaches to a better and more sustainable society.We joined the award ceremony and took a closer look at the exhibition during this year's Dutch Design Week, revealing what the jury decided to be the stuff of tomorrow's products. Award Ceremony ...
Tags: Europe, Design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Chris, Design Festivals, Andrea, MVRDV, Chris Kabel, Veem, Materials that Matter, Xandra, Xandra van der Eijk, Eric Klarenbeek, Maartje Dros

ANICORN's Joe Kwan on Why Storytelling and Graphic Design are Key Skills for Watch Designers

When imagining the typical watch on the market today, the first image that conjures up (at least in my mind) is one with sub-dial overkill and too much clutter to highlight the single task watches are designed to do: tell us the time. In a digital age where smartphones have become an extension of our brains, stopwatches, timers, moon cycles and perpetual calendars are easier to access than ever—just ask Siri, Alexa or your favorite digital assistant what the date or time is, and she'll tell you ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Accessories, Design, China, Nasa, Paris, Nintendo, Kepler, Chris, Designer Profiles, Massimo Vignelli, Visual Communication, Kwan, EMU, Tadao Ando, NASA Kennedy

Tools & Craft #116: What We Can Learn By Looking Inside Benjamin Seaton's Tool Chest

I own pretty much every hand tool ever invented. Then again, I'm a tool collector. But the reality is that many amateur woodworkers who don't think of themselves as collector also amass a huge range of tools. It's because they need them! As amateurs, we do a wide range of work, and in most cases we don't have the opportunity to borrow specialized tools (especially sharp ones).This situation was not and is still not the case in professional shops. Professionals specialize, and they only have t...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Chris, Joel, Gabriel, Seaton, Joel Moskowitz, Chris Pye, Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, Tools & Craft, Benjamin Seaton, Christopher Gabriel Sons, Sharpenmygouge, Mark Atkins

Gorgeous, energy-efficient retreat rests among Utah's mountains

Danish interior designer Mette Axboe spent months searching for the perfect U.S. location for a family retreat, but the hunt came to an abrupt end once she set sights on an expansive lot of 10 pristine acres overlooking Utah’s picturesque Park City. The mountain range in the background inspired the stunning design, which was conceived as a “looking box” to enjoy the scenery from any point in the home. Axboe worked with architect Chris Price and his firm Park City Design + Build to develop the ...
Tags: Utah, Mountains, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Passive Haus, Park City, Interior Design, Chris, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Retreat, Chris Price, Renan Ozturk, Cedar Homes

7 most important horror movies: Double-feature edition

This scareful season, make sure to check these seven important horror movies off your to-do list.Already an aficionado of fear? The list offers a double-feature option to pair with each classic horror flick.With apologies to Hereditary, but I haven't seen it yet.It's October! That time of year when we are duty bound to indulge in horror movies till we can't sleep with the closet door ajar. If you're looking to indulge your horror habit, we've collected seven of the most important horror movies t...
Tags: Art, Halloween, Science Fiction, Death, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Entertainment, Film, Evil, Roger Ebert, Innovation, Storytelling, Antarctica, Fear, Stanley Kubrick, Catholic

‘Chris, Let’s Talk About Your Performance Issues’ Turns Out To Be Ad For Ballet Company

“Earlier this summer, strange billboards and bus-stop ads started popping up around Louisville, Kentucky. A woman, Jessica, was sending public messages — that seemed really personal — to a guy named Chris. Things like, ‘Chris, maybe we should try role playing’ or ‘Chris, let’s talk about your performance issues.'” After a few weeks of letting folks in the city toss around theories (and they did), Louisville Ballet fessed up. And, says the company’s marketing director, the campaign worked in more...
Tags: Art, Dance, Chris, Ballet Company, Jessica, Louisville Kentucky, Louisville Ballet, 08.17.18

“Hot Wheels” 50th Anniversary Book from Assouline

Chris Down, SVP of Hot Wheels, says it best: “Everybody has a Hot Wheels story.” More than six billion miniature cars have been produced in the brand’s 50-year history. And not only children have adored them, adults covet the products—from iconic race-car driver Mario Andretti to entrepreneur Elon Musk, who went so far as to put a Hot Wheels version of a Tesla Roadster on …
Tags: Books, Toys, Elon Musk, Design, Cars, Hot Wheels, Chris, Mario Andretti, Mattel, Assouline, Auto Design

10 Best Podcasts for Designers, Creatives & Freelancers

This article was contributed by Kayleigh Alexandra. — Podcasts are a great way to develop yourself, your skillset, and your career. Simply download, plug in your earphones, and you can tap into a huge network of knowledgeable experts and individuals from around the world. Being a freelancer can be a lonely career path, and you can easily feel overwhelmed with the pressure. But don’t suffer in silence. The podcasts below can help guide you on the freelancer path by learning from those who have be...
Tags: Freelancing, Design, Podcasts, Isaac Newton, Stephen, Chris, Seth Godin, PAUL, McDonald, Ian, Jim, Bryce, Jason Zook, Jacob, Debbie Millman, Seth

DIY Desktop Physiotherapy

Work may be the very thing exacerbating your carpal tunnel syndrome so why not treat it while you’re at work? That’s the idea behind Kyor – a compact device that sits right next to your keyboard to provide sweet relief through targeted mobilization.This non-invasive treatment loosens nearby soft tissue and reduces swelling from excess synovial fluid in tendon sheaths thereby relieving pressure on the nerve. Users must simply place their arm into the device upon receiving a notification from the ...
Tags: UK, Design, Medical, Chris, Product Design, Carpal Tunnel, Chris Thursfield, Kyor

FixIts is a new household emergency fixer

FixIts™ is the first product to come out of Chris Lefteri Design and marks an extension from the studio's history as a materials design consultancy by bringing to life one of its founders first material discoveries. FixIts™ is the world's first compostable, hand-moldable plastic stick that softens in 60C water and thus can be used to solve an infinite number of challenges around the home or in creative projects. Fully re-usable, FixIts™ empowers consumers to do DIY on their own terms instead ...
Tags: Design, London, Materials, Kickstarter, Chris, Mark, CMF, Chris Lefteri, Chris Lefteri Design, Alison Lefteri, Forrest Radford Chris, Mark Paton

Hands-On with Unreal Studio

Epic Games is in the process of rolling out an exciting new design visualization tool based on their popular game engine Unreal 4. Currently in open beta, Unreal Studio is intended to bring real time rendering to design visualization and provide industrial designers and architects tools to create fast, stunningly beautiful animations, walk-throughs, renderings and interactive product demonstrations. The technology is already in use by some major companies as Epic is betting on a recent trend tow...
Tags: Design, Tech, Epic, Nvidia, Autodesk, Chris, Max, Unreal, SolidWorks, Chris Murray, Chris Murray Epic, Unreal Studio, Unreal Datasmith, Unreal Filip Kostic

Huge graveyards of abandoned bikes are piling up in China after sharing craze reaches peak

Bike-sharing took off in China, where many city dwellers battle smog and bikes offered a potential clean alternative. Now, without the infrastructure to support them, and an over-saturation in the sharing market, abandoned bikes have piled into massive graveyards in cities like Shanghai and Beijing – forcing us to ask: are bicycles polluting metropolises they were intended to aid?  bike sharing growth surpassed demand and Deutsche Welle (DW) said that bikes are piling up into massive graveyar...
Tags: Design, China, Beijing, Atlantic, Shanghai, Chris, Deutsche Welle, Guangzhou, Zhang, Wikimedia Commons, Philip Cohen, Deutsche Welle DW

Studio Gorm on Striking a Balance Between Function and Aesthetics in Furniture Design

For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with each of our jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. 2018 Core77 Design Awards Furniture & Lighting Jury Captains John and Wonhee Ardnt founded their studio, Studio Gorm, in 2007. In addition to maintaining Studio Gorm, John and Wonhee simultaneously work as product design professors at the University of Oregon. The ...
Tags: Google, Japan, New York, Design, Germany, Digital, United States, Korea, John, Stockholm, Chris, Pittsburgh, Designer Profiles, Core77 Design Awards, University of Oregon, CNC

YD Talks: Define the problem first, not the brief

There are a lot of ways to approach this post, but I guess the best way is to paraphrase a mentor of mine. Clients lack the power to communicate effectively. That’s why they rely on designers to do it for them. Clients often come to designers with a solution ready in their mind, hoping the designer will help them just with the execution, but oftentimes a well-defined problem is a solution in itself. One often forgets that design thinking is the truly valuable service we provide, and not just d...
Tags: Videos, Design, Education, Chris, Chris Do, YD Talks

He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box - The Many Shades of Racial History

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Shadows of the past run long and deep, and breaking free to find your own way is not as easy as it may seem. A point Adrienne Kennedy makes clear in her absolutely brilliant new one-act work, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, now at Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center . In June of 1941, in the small town of Montefiore , Georgia, seventeen year-old Chris Aherne (Tom Pecinka), is making plans to leave his home and herita...
Tags: Europe, New York, Theatre, Paris, Jim Crow, Massacre, Kennedy, Chris, Cincinnati, Donald, Kay, Harrison, Montefiore, Boarding School, Canfield, Donald Holder

Member Spotlight: A Bustling Doodle Paradise with Chris Fraser

With the ability to upload artwork back in full swing, I wanted to highlight the drawings of Chris Fraser from Doodle Addicts. It's difficult to look away from his work because there's so much action tightly packed into a single drawing. At first the chaotic nature of his work reminded me of "Where's Waldo", but in reality it's a full-blown doodle addict paradise bustling with characters and hidden treasures. I admire all of the fun, tiny details and envy the focus required to cr...
Tags: Art, Chris, Waldo, Chris Fraser, Doodle Addicts

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