Mexico-based designer Alan Betacourt has created some wonderful logotypes for legendary scientists, including Newton, Feynman, Darwin, Galileo, and Einstein.
The Casa tissue box cover by Umbra cleverly disguises the less-then-attractive paper boxes of most facial tissues. Constructed of easy-to-clean molded polypropylene in a range of hip colors, the house-shaped cover dispenses each tissue through its “chimney,” like a whimsical puff of smoke. Casa measures 6-3/4 by 5 by 5-inch and fits standard boutique (cube-shaped) tissue boxes. Designed by Mauricio Affonso for Umbra- the worldwide leader in casual, contemporary and affordable design for the home.
Starting your own entrepreneurial venture could be easily compared to sailing on a ship. You have to strategically plan out your goals by envisioning and picturing yourself on the island of success, acquire valuable tools and resources along for the trip, hire or partner up with trustworthy and equally passionate people, and finally, be ready to work your ass off until you reach your desired destination. The tricky part is that there isn’t a perfect map that’s guaranteed to get you there. Trial and error becomes you best friend until you get it right.
Anyone can be an entrepreneur, but it takes bravery and hard work to be a success entrepreneur. Without motivation carving out your own path isn’t easy. Wisdom is learning from other people’s mistakes. By analyzing the challenges that others faced, you’re able to use their methods to overcome treacherous obstacles.
Roberto Bernardi was born in Todi, Italy. At a young age, he started to paint his first works while learning different pictorial techniques. After leaving his school examinations in 1993, Robert moved to Rome where he worked as a restorer in the church of San Francesco a Ripa. He began experimenting with landscapes and portraits, until he stumbled upon photorealism. This new medium fascinated his attention and the rest is history.
In September 1994 Bernardi had his first solo exhibition, obtaining public and crucial recognition of the critics. Since 1997 his works have been included in private, public and corporate collections in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Malta, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. In May 2010 Art and Antiques, one of the most prestigious art magazine in the U.S.A., dedicated the front cover to Roberto Bernardi and in the same year, the american art magazine, Poets and Artists, also dedicated the front cover to Roberto Berrnardi and his art dealer Frank Bernarducci.
Imagine if Capitalism reaches the point where the big brands start to sponsor superheroes? How would this influence their images? Roberto Santos, an Art Director from Milan, Italy, decided to pursue this scary yet interesting idea. While experimenting, Robert selected proper brands that would fit perfectly with the famous comics heroes. The results are full of awesomeness.
From devouring a 10 pack of crayons, to turning his diaper into a Jackson Pollack, Scott Scheidly’s creativity stated early. At the age of seventeen Scott started to utilize his art skills for lunch money and at the age of twenty he graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Currently Scott lives in Florida where he enjoys floundering about and painting pretty pictures.
I ran into Scott’s work while scrolling down vigorously in my Tumblr dashboard. His sense of humor caught my eye urging me to share this with you. His ‘Pink’ series features portraits of infamous male leaders, villains and a pope, all drawn in a childish feminine style. His oil based paintings aren’t just proactive, but also well executed.
As you might have heard before, laughter is the best medicine. From my personal research, I’ve learned that laughter provides numerous physical and mental benefits. Laughing on a daily basis will enable you to relieve the built up stress accumulated throughout the day. What else can laughter do?
Reduces certain stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.
Increases the response of tumor- and disease-killing cells such as Gamma-interferon and T-cells.
Defends against respiratory infections–even reducing the frequency of colds–by immunoglobulon in saliva.
Increases memory and learning; in a study at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, humor during instruction led to increased test scores.
Improves alertness, creativity, and memory.
Lowers blood pressure.
Increases vascular blood flow and oxygenation of the blood.
Gives a workout to the diaphragm and abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles.
Today we collected humorous workplace ecards will help you keep your head up and stay positive. Created by Brook Lundy and Duncan Mitchell, Someecards are a source of sarcastic and honest opinions that we all think but don’t necessarily say. This roundup consists of the best workplace related ecards we could find. We hope they’ll brighten up your day.
Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian artist that has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations. Born in Moscow Russia, Yulia was always interested in diverse creative practices ranging from Textile Painting, Origami, Collage, and traditional Fine Art practices. After receiving an MA in Graphic Communications from the University of Hertfordshire, she continued to experiment and evaluate her burning interests like typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects.
Recently featured in Aspen Sojourner Magazine, this high-end 10,000 square feet residence on Red Mountain is nestled into the mountainside and opens to views in all directions. The contemporary materials create a nurturing environment for the family. The stunning views from the living room bring peace, security, and affinity to the mind. Big windows allow ample natural light to take advantage of the open layout. Charles Cunniffe Architects did a prestige job and we hope you’ll feel the same after viewing this impressive pad.
Jose Guizar is a Mexican graphic designer living in New York City. He strives to create clever and playful messages that allow his viewers to communicate. Like every designer, Jose has restless eyes that never stop observing the intricate shapes of reality. His “Windows of New York” project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in him since arriving to NYC. The simplicity of this project allows you to absorb the disparity of different window designs spread across the city.
Hong Yi, often goes by the nickname Red, is Malaysian artist-architect. Hong was born and raised in Malaysia, then studied in Australia, and studied a bit more in Holland. After graduating as a Master of Architecture, she took up an offer to work in Shanghai but secretly planned to stay for just a year. When she got there, she was blown away by the city and found herself drawn irresistibly to the country.
During the ’60s, at the start of the Cultural Revolution, Yi’s grandparents left Shanghai. Their departure from the culture and history rich city inspired her to learn more about her roots. While learning about Chinese history, Hong was begin painting portraits of iconic Chinese figures using everyday materials as her medium. In January 2012, she took a video of herself painting a portrait of Yao Ming with a basketball. After uploading the video on Youtube, it received enough traction to gain the interest of publications like Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC and the Daily Mail.
When it comes to phone accessories, nobody knows better than Bear Motion. Their creative design and patent pending technology will provide the best protection for your beloved gadgets.
Inspired by the love of nature, the Tree Bookcase by Nurseryworks is a unique bookshelf that will be sure to inspire reading in your child. Made of zero-grade MDF and finished in the high-gloss, low VOC laquers Nurseryworks is known for, the Tree Bookcase coordinates with all Nurseryworks products. Supremely functional, the bookcase can hold over 100 books and attaches securely to the wall.
Alex Asfour is a graphic designer specializing in print design as well as illustration and web design. For his latest project, Alex created a series of beautiful travel posters that is inspired by vintage design.
The Unbreakable Umbrella works just as well as a very sturdy walking stick or cane but does not make you look funny or feel awkward. This umbrella protects against rain and everything else…. Do you practice such martial arts as hapkido, jodo, kendo, kali, escrima, le baton or la canne? Do you practice with Chinese weapons or Indian weapons? Then you know even more… and you can truly appreciate this Unbreakable Umbrella. Whacks just as strong as a steel pipe but it weighs only 1 lb. and 9.2 oz. (715 g).