Karim Rashid Interview

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Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation,  he has actually made an art of bringing new ideas and innovation to the widest-possible audience. So it was about time we interviewed him. 

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30 Free Wood Textures To Give Better Feel In Your Design

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Nature can be a great source for inspiration and creativity for everyone. In designing field, wood textures can play a very significant role as they can help you to improve life and a sure feel to your designs. They can improve the excellence of your design and make it look more stunning. Read More

Beautiful Websites Inspired by Interior Design

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There are multiple websites out there with absolutely astonishing interior design pictures that have classic, contemporary, retro, nature-oriented and other touch of creativity. Below is a collection of the most attractive websites of interior designs to help you find something that will make your house or apartment one of a kind where you will want to come back over and over again.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Home Lighting – Decoration Tips

One often forgotten, but nonetheless key part of architecture is thelighting of a building. Great lighting can take a building’s look to a whole other level, while poor lighting can make an otherwise well-designed building seem average and unfashionable. Lighting can have a strong influence on a building’s interior and exterior design and so, it is important for those in construction – from builders to architects – to get it right. Concentrating on our homes, here are the dos and don’ts of lighting.

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DON’T underestimate the importance of natural light

When it comes to design and architecture, that which is natural is often best. Natural light can illuminate a room in a much more illustrious way than any type of artificial light can. Natural light is also said to be healthier mentally, boosting moods and morale and countering depression.

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Obstacles to natural light should therefore be eliminated as much as possible. Secondary glazing for example, absorbs light and so, should be gotten rid of. Furthermore, objects on window sills obstruct light and are a hindrance to a natural light accommodating home. Muslin drapes or blinds should be used instead of heavy curtains too.

 

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The real traffic are going mobile, learn to design mobile friendly website

Your website or blog, that’s your virtual office, where you display the stuff you are made of to your audience, clients and prospective customers. A place they can quickly get you and pay you via just a Google search.mobile friendly website The real traffic are going mobile, learn to design mobile friendly website

If you had critically observed, you would have experienced a drastic decrease in your website visit and traffic. Although, it is partly an effect of Google change in algorithm, website competitors and other web practices. But there is one truth you are still yet to catch up with, and that is the growing trend in the use of mobile devices for web surfing. You need to upgrade your office to be a mobile friendly website.

Recently, a survey shows that many website has an increase bounce rate and the reason being that the owner has refused to optimize it for mobile visit. Website visitors generally won’t be patient to stay when your website gets slow to load up, loads haggardly, or pictures refuse to display.

The first time I woke up to this reality and checked my website on a mobile device, an iPad to be precise, I nearly cried for the whole crap and deformities I saw, I quickly ran into action.

Did you know that?

  • 72% of newly acquire devices are smartphones
  • There are now over 1 billion smartphones in use all over the world, and fact says, in three years time, the number will be shooting up to 2 billion.
  • Google said 61% of searches made are from mobile device.

Do you think those smartphone users had just purchased it for just calls and text messaging? Nah!

A mobile friendly website is never an app, it is true that you can develop an app for your site, but to get supporting all versions of mobile device is a big job. Visitors are not really willing to visit your site via an app, and you still get a higher bounce rate if your website is still only supported for desktop visitors because most of the traffics are coming from mobiles.

No doubt about it, you need to wake up and make your website a mobile friendly website.

Before you start the whole process, you need to have a view on how your website looks on various mobile devices and browsers.

Since it will be more expensive to start purchasing all gadgets because you want to see how your site looks on mobile, there are many tools you can use for that and that includes; GoMo.

With GoMo, you can view how your website looks on almost all mobile devices in the world, smartphones, tablets, and phablets.

How to design a mobile friendly website

As you know there are different platforms on which blogs and sites are based, and the most popular being WordPress.

There are different tools and plugin you can install to make your blog mobile friendly, this includes; WP Touch.

WP Touch is a popular plugin that adjusts your site and make it conveniently visible for any kind of mobile visitor.

The WordPress Mobile Pack allows your website to adapt to whatever mobile device or platform user visited from.

If you are not operating from the WordPress platform, there are still other options to design a mobile friendly website.

goMobi is another tool that optimizes your site for mobile visitors. Network solution created this tool to totally reduce bounce rates from people visiting your webpage from any smartphone; the client service cost $5.99 per month.

Mobify and Pressley are very good to use in case of visitors from tablet device.

There are some principles you have to keep in mind when optimizing for mobile site visitors.

Make the links and button bigger: Most times when you visit a website from you smartphone which are now mostly touchscreen, the buttons and links becomes smaller and could be confusing when making a tap, you have to design the links and button big enough to be taped.

Cut down content: It becomes so boring when reading too long content from mobile especially smartphones, you have to go straight to the point in your writings and don’t produce too long tailed SEO contents.

Limit text entry: As much as possible, avoid forcing visitors to input text, use drop down menu option or any other technique, inputting text via touchscreen devices are almost inconvenient.

Olukunle is much freaky about mobile phones, with his expertise; he analyzes the market to for the best performing smartphone of all times. His twitter account @OLUMOCHE will give more information about hobbies.

Pierre Paulin * Comfortable and Stylish Lounge Chair

 

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Mythical French designer of the 70s, Pierre Paulin revolutionized the traditional concept of furniture with an elegant, fun and utilitarian, full of shapes, curves and bright colors.

Pierre Paulin’s work has adapted to many places and circumstances, completely revolutionizing traditional furniture. Paulin invented a radically new language, full of rounded shapes, bold colors and contemporary materials. The furniture in the style Paulin, curved shapes are usually inspired elements of nature. His works are in the permanent collections of some of the world’s major museums such as MOMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Demisch Danant in Paris.

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Scentography by Amy Radcliffe

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Scentography is minimalist design created by England-based designer Amy Radcliffe. Our sense of smell is believed to have a direct link to our emotional memory. It is the sense that we react to most instinctually and also the furthest away from being stored or replicated digitally. From ambient smell-scapes to the utterly unique scent of an individual, our scent memory is a valuable resource yet to be systematically captured and archived.

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50 Perfect Examples Of Photo Retouching

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This article is a collection of perfect examples of Photo Retouching. Photo Retouching is an art of enhancing a photograph. In digital editing, photographs are usually taken with a digital camera and input directly into a computer. Transparencies, negatives or printed photographs may also be digitized using a scanner, or images may be obtained from stock photography databases. With the advent of computers, graphics tablets, and digital cameras, the term image editing encompasses everything that can be done to a photo, whether in a darkroom or on a computer.

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30 Brilliant Packaging Design examples for your inspiration

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Mostly people judge the quality of product with its unique packaging. In this post we present excellent examples of beautiful, attractive and communicative packaging design. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest.
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LightBean by Katerina Kopytina

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Designer Katerina Kopytina has created a minimalist wooden “LightBean” lamps.

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25 Inspiring Poster Designs For Graphic Designers

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Poster Designs are real way to connect your work with the customers. Mostly poster designs convey some sort of message in it. Some posters has more focus on design and shapes; others are loud and take benefit of beautiful use of colors and a few take the period approach adding appealing textures to their designs.
Some people habit to say that poster designs are a vanishing art, that they are not used any longer as a lot as they were before the internet age. Read More

Free Outline Icons

Today we are sharing simple, elegant free icons set by PAGE Interactive. They are minimal flat icons designed with an outline style, and are highly useful for a wide variety of web and app design projects.
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Zaha Hadid bought the London Design Museum building

Zaha Hadid is the  new owner of London Desig Museum.

Design Museum is located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge in central London, England. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. It was founded in 1989 and claims to be the first museum of modern design. In 2007, the museum was listed by The Times newspaper as number two in their top five museums of the year.

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Stylish Food Menu Templates

Food Menu Templates are perfect for sweetshops, restaurants, teahouses, coffee shops, bakeries, farm food or brasseries. Very Easy to add your own text and image. File very well organized, with bleeds. CMYK. Print Ready.

Highly customizable:
- Template is easy to edit and fully layered;
– New photos can be easily placed; size and position of photo frames can be easily adjusted;
– Vector elements and effects used inside InDesign – no need to use any other software.

Enjoy & share these food menu template designs.

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A GREEN PARTICIPATORY MODEL: COLLECTION ‘RAGS’ BY GOLONDRINA

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To imagine the future, Mexican designer Diana Simpson did not have to look far. All she had to do was take a walk around London, where she currently lives and works, and where in 2009 she founded design platform Golondrina, the Spanish name for the swallow.

With a flight of the imagination, Diana takes off for an urban scenario that does not seem imaginable at present: a city without raw materials with which to manufacture new products. How would we build tables without wood, or a bike without iron?

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