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DrawAttention Turns Laptop Covers into Whiteboards
Further extending the seemingly infinite capabilities of your trusty laptop is DrawAttention: a creative add-on that requires no internet or batteries, nor does it have operating system compatibility issues. It's in fact, a simple sticker decal that...
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Animated Recipe: Chia Pudding
Chia is high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, protein and Omega-3s. Reap the benefits with this simple, four-ingredient recipe. Ingredients: ¾ cup almond milk ¼ cup chia seeds 2 teaspoons maple syrup ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract Place chia...
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Animated Recipe: Arugula Pistachio Pesto
Who says you can only have fresh pesto in the summer time? Try this flavorful arugula pesto anytime of year. No cheese needed in this recipe, the pistachio nuts provide richness and depth. Ingredients: Three cups baby arugula, packed ⅓ cup pistachios...
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Animated Recipe: Chili-Lime Baked Chickpeas
For our first installment of Animated Recipe—our take on cooking with GIFs—Brooklyn-based chef Nikki King prepares a tasty, salty snack you can easily prepare at home. Crunchy, baked chickpeas are a healthier alternative to potato chips or crackers...
DESIGN
AIGA's Well-Trained "Eye on Design"
Fresh from celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2014, AIGA—one of the ultimate authorities on design—has turned its focus to the 21st century with its new blog: Eye on Design. AIGA has always stood on the cutting edge of the design world (and...
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Tyler Hays' M. Crow & Company
In a slight departure—at least, geographically speaking—from designing furniture in Philadelphia, BDDW founder Tyler Hays recently acquired a 107-year-old general store located in the notably small town of Lostine, Oregon. Opened by the Crow family...
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If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
In Twitter engineer Angus Croll's new book "If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript," he imagines how well-known literary figures from James Joyce to J.D. Salinger to Tupac would write JavaScript code. It's a fun, creative exercise that reminds programmers of...
CULTURE
Interview: Yung Lenox on the "Live Fast, Draw Yung" Documentary
If you're not yet aware of the little creative phenomenon that is Yung Lenox, prepare to be charmed by the seven-year-old artist who spends many of his free hours creating illustrations of rappers and iconic hip-hop album covers. From Cam'ron's pink...
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Riposte Magazine
A creative publication celebrating smart women making the world a more interesting place, London-based Riposte Magazine follows a set format of "five ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon" for a fully fascinating read.
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What They Didn't Teach You In Design School
For the recent graduate, Phil Cleaver shares invaluable practical advice on embarking on a successful career with his economical appendix, "What They Didn't Teach You in Design School." Topics range from how to build a strong portfolio to invoicing...
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Ideal Notebook
Pen your hopes and dream-scenarios in Kiosk's neat and cheery Ideal Notebook. The pocket-sized pad comes filled with lined blank pages to get your motivation out onto paper.
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1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion
Graphic designer Adam J Kurtz has built his portfolio on uplifting but slightly cheeky missives printed on brightly colored objects ranging from balloons to books. His latest creation invites the rest of us to get inspired in 2015 with "1 Page at a...
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Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors...
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Blood Orange: It Is What It Is
Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh: "Because I listened to it 120 times and it still does not get on my nerves. It is the only earworm I know that does not worm itself into my ear." (Listen)
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Kurtis Blow: The Breaks
Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss: "This song never fails to get me off my chair. I cannot not dance to this song. When I am in need of inspiration, all I need to do is trick myself into shifting focus, get up, get my blood flowing. 'September’ does...
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Daft Punk: Alive 1997
Snarkitecture: "We listen to a lot of music in the studio, this is just one of the more recent songs that gets turned up when it comes on. Both of these guys are making some of the most innovative music right now—shouts out to La Flame and Thugga for...
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Travi$ Scott: Skyfall (feat. Young Thug)
Kiel Mead of AmDC: "We put on 'The Breaks' by Kurtis Blow in the afternoon when we all need a good vibes pick-me-up. Some break for a coffee, we at the AmDC break for a two-step!" (Listen)
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Earth, Wind & Fire: September
Theo Richardson of Rich Brilliant Willing: "A very moody song, but upbeat song. I'm not even sure what it really means, or why I like. I just get the feeling that something is about to happen when I listen to it." (Listen)
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Ween: Bananas and Blow
Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza of CHIAOZZA: "We are constantly shifting gears and trying to move forward with our work. After a big project, this song feels like a nice reset. The simple message reminds us not to rely on the things we've already done...
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U2: Pride
Drew Seskunas of The Principals: "I found myself in a very similar situation once, this takes me back to that special place." (Listen)
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