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Fontstand Makes Choosing And Using Fonts Simpler

Fontstand Makes Choosing And Using Fonts Simpler

Producing a well designed font family is an extremely time-intensive task that demands artistic skill, technical knowledge and fanatical attention to detail. This makes high-quality fonts with advanced typographic features and broad language support expensive. And although free fonts are widely available on the web, they generally lack the refined details, diversity of styles and …

A Powerful Battery With You

A Powerful Battery With You

Loosing a very important call due to low power on your smartphone, can be very frustrating. Getting a portable battery pack or charger means you will be carrying a clunky extra device on your pocket and you will spend a lot of time waiting to charge your phone back to life. The Knot (early birds …


Business Cards Made From Melted Crayons

Business Cards Made From Melted Crayons

24-year-old artist Dorota Pankowska is living in Toronto, Canada. She usually strives to create unique and original ideas that haven't been done before. Her business cards made from melted crayons made us look. "I started by getting the exact shape I wanted laser cut from acrylic, and then I created a rubber silicone mold from …

Postdigital Artisans In Fashion, Art, Design And Architecture

Postdigital Artisans In Fashion, Art, Design And Architecture

The book Postdigital Artisans (Frame Publishers, ISBN 978-94-91727-61-0, $45, order the book directly from Frame Publishers or at Amazon), compiled by LS:N Global editor Jonathan Openshaw, sports craftsmanship with a new aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture on 296 pages. Digital technology has irreversibly changed how we see, think and act. A staggering number of us …

The Phone Pocket Plus Fits Larger Phones

The Phone Pocket Plus Fits Larger Phones

You know those things you didn’t realise you needed until you had them - like GPS or a charger that doesn’t need a plug – Bellroy’s Phone Pocket Plus (available via Bellroy or at Amazon) is one of those. Here’s a wallet that holds your cash, cards, phone and key, so leaving the house becomes …


Understanding Is King Or The End Of Online Life

Understanding Is King Or The End Of Online Life

It happened gradually, the Web has already turned 25. But the first generation of digital natives is growing up fast. For them, the Internet is no big deal – it has always been there.  And they even create parallel worlds of social media and gaming where they can create perfect parallel lives or be their …

Ajust: How To Find The Perfect Shoe Online

Ajust: How To Find The Perfect Shoe Online

One of the largest pain points is the fact there is as of yet, no standardized shoe sizing scale. A size 9 in a adidas, may be a size 10 in Nike. The online shoe sales industry is a fast-growing market as consumers increasingly shift purchases online. However the user experience can still to be …

A Collection Of 50 Logotypes By SilkEight

A Collection Of 50 Logotypes By SilkEight

This nice black, white and silver limited edition book (ISBN 978–973–0–18335–1, 25 €) is a collection of fifty logotypes and marks Bucharest-based design studio studio SilkEight created over the last years. The majority of the logos were made for clients and some for friends. Regardless of their purpose, all of them were designed to best …


Graphic Design Under The Gun

Graphic Design Under The Gun

Imagine if you worked at a place without deadlines. A company that allowed you to work at your own pace and finish your layout whenever you like. Doesn’t that sound good? Every (graphic design) job has deadlines, otherwise nothing would get accomplished. And often the best things in design happen under great time pressure. But …

Live Large With A Slim iPhone Wallet

Live Large With A Slim iPhone Wallet

Some time ago we had been writing about Bellroy’s new Elements Phone Pocket, the latest evolution from carry specialist brand. Now we had the chance to get our hands on the Phone Wallet, which is an addition to their Elements Range, which protects your pocket essentials from rain, sand, grit and snow. For any trip …

Walnut & Steel Lounge Chair

Walnut & Steel Lounge Chair

This lounge chair by Daniel Kaufman  is a chair made of reclaimed slabs of walnut and contrasts two materials: raw walnut with an industrial material: steel. "The idea behind this chair was to try to find a harmony between two very different materials. The cracks in the walnut are braced by butterfly joints made out …


Sony Xperia Z3 Limited StadtTalente Editons

Sony Xperia Z3 Limited StadtTalente Editons

The illustrations by visual artists Vesa Tapani Sammalisto from Helsinki, Shinpei Hasegawa from Tokyo and Jan Feliks Kallwejt from Warsaw got the chance from Sony to celebrate the lifestyle of each of their cities on Sony's Xperia Z3 series. Cities beeing covered are Berlin, Tokyo and Warsaw, each a hometown to one of the illustrators. …

Elements Phone Pocket For iPhone

Elements Phone Pocket For iPhone

Slim your wallet. But just slim isn’t enough. Bellroy's new Elements Phone Pocket is the latest evolution from carry specialist brand. An addition to their Elements Range, which protects your pocket essentials from rain, sand, grit and snow, the wallet answers feedback from customers who asked for an option to also shelter their lifeline to …


Organic Ceramic Works By Frances Lambe

Organic Ceramic Works By Frances Lambe

Irish sculptor Frances Lambe crafts beautiful organic ceramic works which is drawn from a convergence of contrasting sources. Her work contains the counterpoint of opposites like smooth and textured, minimal and intricate, still and movind or vertical and horizontal. Lambe seeks to engage the viewer in a visual dialogue which explores cherished sources of inspiration. …

21:9 Curved Ultrawide Monitor - A World Inspired By Creativity

21:9 Curved Ultrawide Monitor – A World Inspired By Creativity

Global technology brand LG’s 34UC97 is an update to the fab LG 34UM95 - the major difference being that this UC97 edition is curved. The importance of a good monitor for creatives and designer is paramount, and this curved ultrawide monitor is tailor-made for anyone in search of quality. The panoramic curved display powered by QHD …

Collector’s Edition Featuring Handmade Artwork

Collector’s Edition Featuring Handmade Artwork

Collector's Edition is a new book by Stuart Tolley, published by Thames and Hudson. It is a global showcase for the new wave of limited edition, large format, lovingly produced graphic design and packaging created for the music, book and magazine industries. The edition is a very, very special handmade Collector’s Edition Artist Cover Bomb series …


Elegantly Mount Your Music

Elegantly Mount Your Music

This mountable speaker by Melbourne-based design studio Proper is in line with the Bang & Olufsen A9's aesthetic at an every day customer price point, which also allows you to mount your iPhone creating a nice little Apple music experience. The Proper Audio 2 mount disks are available in Black or White and install in …

Be Natural - iPad Air Folio Case

Be Natural – iPad Air Folio Case

Soffio is a fresh Italian accessories brand founded by Stefano Andri and Raffaello Galiotto. Established in Arzignano’s leather industrial centre (Italy), Soffio is the result of several studies abroad, an hereditary knowledge of the raw material natural leather and a consolidated collaboration with an important design studio. Soffio is offering a collection of meticulously curated …

Handcrafted Jeanbag For Denim Lovers

Handcrafted Jeanbag For Denim Lovers

Just like your favourite pair of jeans, the handcrafted Jeanbag ($499) got street cred and embraces frayed edges and paint stains as beautiful reminders of the people who once wore them. Made from recycled denim jeans, it is built for comfort by KT. Practicing as an artist for over 20 years, KT has travelled widely, …


Metro AR-T iPhone App Turns Any NYC MetroCard Into An Art Gallery

Metro AR-T iPhone App Turns Any NYC MetroCard Into An Art Gallery

More than five million people use New York City MetroCards each day. To make new use of something ordinary to so many, a group of young advertising professionals recently launched an iPhone app that transforms any MetroCard into a tiny art gallery. The companion app to the Metro AR-T project, it uses innovative augmented reality …

French Fry Fork Reinvented

French Fry Fork Reinvented

Are you tired of awful tasting and breaking plastic or wooden forks contaminated with different kinds of bacteria? This exceptional futuristic design uses high quality stainless steel - precision crafted - one fork to pick them all. German-based Uberfork are Stephan Hotto, Sebastian Krempel and Lars Inger. This is what they have to say themselves …

Curator, A Modern Creativity Tool

Curator, A Modern Creativity Tool

Whether you are a designer, developer, photographer or an architect, there is simply too much to do, and too many deadlines to meet to have the time to stop and think about how to do it. "A large part of being successful at work, regardless of profession, is to form, shape and communicate ideas clearly …