For generations bathtubs held a boring rectangular shape. Thanks to the advent of acrylic thermoformed baths, more shapes have become available for consumers. Documented early plumbing systems for bathing go back as far as around 3300 BC. From hardened pottery to clawfoot tubs, people have experimented with different solutions to this sanitation problem for many centuries.
Today we’re able to enjoy bathtubs made from a variety of materials such as acrylic, fiberglass, wood, steel, cast iron, and etc. Not only do they serve functionally, but they also avail as stand-alone art fixtures for us to visually enjoy. The industrial designers behind these elegant tubs truly illustrate that bathtubs don’t have to be boring. They pushed their creativity to the max, and for that they deserve acknowledgment.
EAGO Luxury Clear Whirlpool Hot Tub
Duravit Blue Moon Bath Tub
Ofuro Bath by Rapsel
Sebastien Thibault is an accomplished illustrator from Matane, Gaspesie. He studied graphic communication at Laval University. Throughout his conceptual illustrations, Sebastien pays huge attention to objects, shapes, symbols, and colors. The multiple Lux award-winner starts every illustration with his brain, and after sketching multiple ideas he finalizes his work in Illustrator/Photoshop. He’s mainly contracted for editorial illustrations by magazines like Time, Wired, Boston Globe, Harvard Business, PC World, American Airlines, and many others. I think Thibault’s talent will positively influence any aspiring designer/illustrator.
Just as learning is a lifelong process, so is the road to bettering yourself as a writer. Even the most experienced and novice writers still manage to make their writing this year better than it was last year. There’s always an area to improve and tons of advice to be gathered along the way.
#1 Write regularly (whether you want to or not)
If you’re in a freelance position, as many writers are today, then it’s likely that you have the freedom to create your own work schedule. Though this is a blessing in most situations, freedom of this nature can also be a major ingredient for procrastination. And when it comes to writing, the longer you put it off the worse it gets. Going a week, for instance, without writing can be a major blow to your creative spirit, and will very likely create a writer’s block like you’ve never seen.
The remedy? Keep yourself busy with articles or other assignments to ensure that you write on the regular basis. Even if you can’t keep up with a 500 word a day minimum, try to at least push out a paragraph or two, even if its worthless, at least you wrote something.
#2 Use reading to spruce up on your grammar
It goes without saying that good grammar is part of good writing. Whether you self-publish or write for someone else, you have to take the time to ensure that what you create is presentable and worthy of being read.
If you can’t recall all the points made by your English teacher, or dread studying them on your own, a good remedy is to simply read (from educated sources). Reading overall is crucial to all writers, but more specifically if you read from sources that have a reputation for proper grammar and style usage, you’ll give yourself a prime opportunity to pick up on the grammar do’s and don’ts of the language (all without flipping through one page of a grammar textbook).
Jasper James is an adept photographer working in Shanghai and Beijing. He mainly takes editorial, advertising, and corporate based photos. Jasper’s personal photography ranges from portrait, travel, interiors, and concept driven projects like City Silhouettes. The following photos are from this ongoing project. Jasper had been shooting for the past few years in different Asian cities. The idea and execution is worthy of your attention.
Maentis is a collective of artists from Paris specialized in graphic design, illustration, and street art. Their main sources of inspiration are anthropology, environment, and the imaginary/fantasy world. Their satirical project titled “99 Steps of Progress” demonstrates different ideas/concepts about evolution.
While most of the following posters are parodying the famous “March of Progress” (that drawing synthesizing 25 million years of human evolution), I found almost every single one to be truthful. Whether you believe in the evolution theory or not, I think the following artworks are deserving of your valuable time.
I love it when I randomly find talented graphic artists. I guess you can say that everything happens for a reason right? California based artist and graphic designer Arian Behzadi create amazing mixed media collages. His choice of colors are very gentle, giving you an emotionally rewarding feeling.
“I have always found parallels between art and the sciences so a lot of my studies find their way into my artwork”. – Arian Behzadi
Prior to working as a Sr. User Experience Designer at Adobe, Arian graduated as a neurobiologist. Today we collected some of our favorite collages created by him. Feel free to check out his personal portfolio for more inspiration.
Daryl Feril is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Philippines. In 2012, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts major in Advertising Arts at a small prominent art school in Bacolod City, Philippines. His mixed media style composed of rough hand-drawn, fauna sketches, watercolors, and digital techniques. His project titled Brands In Full Bloom, showcases luxury clothing brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Chanel in a sophisticated manner.
The front cover is probably one of the most important parts of a magazine. Having a beautiful design with tempting article headlines is essential to grab people’s attention. As a reader, you’re constantly bombarded with all sorts of unique niches at the magazine rack. If the front cover doesn’t catch your eye, then you’re not going to pick it up. Because of this mentality, your cover design must be on point. Today we collected a mix of digital and physical magazine cover designs for you inspiration.
Remember how planking became hip for a few months or so? Everybody on the internet would upload the most ridiculous and completely unnecessary planking pictures just to get laugh. Well, trends come and go. And it’s time for something new.
Dragon Ball is a long-running anime program with a massive fan base in Japan. Amongst the youth in Japan, a new photo trend called Dragon Ball Z-ing is gaining heavy traction. Numerous Japanese teens are uploading photos of themselves on Twitter replicating the Kamehameha attack in real life. This unique trend is actually very creative and certainly takes more aptitude than planking. It seems the trend is starting to make its way outside of Japan. We collected a few images to give you an idea of what it’s all about.
Let’s be honest, tough guys don’t need guns. They just need a positive attitude! To realize this concept a photoblog called Thumbs & Ammo, uploads photoshopped movie characters giving you an encouraging thumbs up. It quite funny how a simple thumbs up changes the entire mood of the movie.