Vargo Wharn-Clip Titanium Knife

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Made from a special Japanese titanium alloy, the Vargo Titanium Wharn-Clip Knife is 1.5 times harder and 3 times stronger than pure titanium. Its “Wharncliffe” shape and single bevel grind make for an incredibly strong, sharp, and easy to hone blade. The integrated clip and efficiently designed Kydex sheath offer convenient and safe carrying. It’s the perfect lightweight knife for feathering up fuzz sticks or preparing trailside meals.

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A Collection Handcrafted Graphic Design Goodies

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Here is a collection of some of our favorite graphic design elements that give off a handmade and sometimes vintage vibe. These are good references if you are creating a new shop for your handmade goodies.

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22 Tiny Things that Match Pantone Colors

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And the Tumblr of the week is… Tiny PMS Match, where designer Inka Mathew documents the colors of random tiny items that fit over a Pantone swatch that matches their color. All pictures were taken with her iPhone 5 and edited with Snapseed. This is what Tumbler was created for!

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Collection of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

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Adobe Illustrator is an amazing design application that designers should learn about even if you are an expert may you will learn new tricks, there is a different between the designers thoughts, even if they learn in same academy you will see the different! So we suggested to share with you a collection of Adobe illustrator tutorials from several places that you can follow and learn new tricks. I learned new trick from the tutorial “Radiolarians”!

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SlideRider Turns Boring Indoor Stairs into an Awesome Slide

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Now this is a fun idea we can get behind! Trisha Cleveland of Minnesota has invented the SlideRider, a foldable mat that turns your indoors stairs into a fun slide!

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Vespa Daniella: The Hand-Crafted Wooden Scooter

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Portuguese carpenter Carlos Alberto has an undeniable talent for woodworking. The proof of that is the fully functional Vespa Daniela scooter that he made out of wood.

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Recycled Silk Furniture by Meb Rur

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This elegant and vivid Recycled Silk furniture is the work of Istanbul-based, talented designer Meb Rure.

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Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

We all find cool stuff online that we want to save for later – but we never remember it and most bookmarking systems on browsers become messy and cluttered very quickly. This is where bookmarking tools shine; they allow you to keep track of anything you find online, organize it and store it for you, being ready to access anytime and from any device with internet access.

With the mountains of information and content online, it has become a lot more difficult to pick through and find what you’re interested in. Search engines only go so far; they are confined to keywords which are good for specific searches, but not so good when finding varied topics under an interest or niche. Some bookmarking sites not only allow you to keep track of any interesting things you find online, but they also to share your interests with others and see what they have bookmarked as well. By tagging and annotating your bookmarks, they become organized and categorized with other users’ bookmarks, in a process called folksonomy.

For designers, bookmarking is extremely useful, especially when looking for content fitting one niche, industry or type of design. It allows you to connect with other designers, find and store tutorials, interesting examples, useful resources, tips and tricks, and so much more. Whether you’re on your phone or on a computer and you see an article, a tutorial, a photoset or simply a cool site that you want to refer to later, bookmarking tools are real handy.

You can keep any interesting resources you find online for later use, and you can organize them depending on style, project, or whatever classification is best, and share them with your friends and find other bookmarks similar to yours.

Dragdis.com

Dragdis Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

Dragdis is a sleek tool that works via a sidebar added to your browser that you can drag anything onto. Create categories and drag whatever strikes your fancy on to them to save for later reference. Sharing also works the same way – you drag content onto the link in the sidebar to upload it to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.

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10 Awesome Free Nautic Vectors

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Nautical is a topic very much appreciated for graphic and web designers, and today we share with our readers this awesome compilation with 10 free nautic vectors designed.

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Successful Logo Design | How Color Influences Your Logo

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Understanding the psychology of colors is crucial to designing a successful logo. When designing a logo for your business, it’s important to take into consideration the way people interpret color. Our minds are programmed to react to color. The subliminal messages we get from color impact our thoughts. Even the simplest company logos have a considerable amount of thought and time put into them, from logos representing small businesses all the way to logos for huge corporations. Just remember that one of the most important aspects in creating the symbol that will define your business, and thus the self-image that your are presenting to your potential customer, is not only the design itself but rather its color.

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Brand Development Strategy | 3 Killer Ways to Brand Your Business on a Budget

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Business branding captures the essence of everything your business stands for: how you market your products or services, how you treat customers and handle customer service issues, how your website looks and reflects your brand and how you communicate to the masses. To make your name recognizable in your customers’ minds, you need to have a solid brand. When you consistently follow through with your brand’s promise, customers will notice and appreciate it. Soon enough, they become loyal to your brand, thinking only of you when a need arises. Large companies have long realized the value of creating a brand, but now small businesses everywhere are beginning to understand the impact of a well-honed image.

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Business Card Design | The Most Effective Tips for Designing An Awesome Business Card

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A business card is an important part of your successful marketing plan. For its size and cost, it’s probably the most important part. Of course, you can’t expect your business card to tell the whole story about your business. A good business card design must be approached with great care to obtain as well as get the attention of new clients to purchase the item or service you are selling. A good business card should not be taken for granted as an item for announcements, connecting with your clients or a way for you to achieve new connections. Since your card will speak for you long after your meeting is over, think of your business cards as your sales force; they need to reflect your company and your product the way you would.

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Effective Business Cards | How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

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It is one of the most efficient ways of letting your potential customers know about you without talking to you. You don’t need to use your marketing skills in speaking with them to show them what you and your business can offer. May be those customers might just not need you at this time but tomorrow they could. Usually, you give your business card to prospects and customers so they have your information should they need contacting you. You can put your business card inside of presentation folders, drop it in letters, and use it in a myriad of other ways to let people know who you are and what you have to offer. A crucial element of the elevator pitch and integral to on-the-ground networking, a simple business card is the key to increasing both yours and your business’ reputation.

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Small Business Branding | Why is Your Small Business Branding so Important?

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When running a small business you don’t have the luxury of a bloated savings account or a dedicated marketing department. Your brand is what differentiates you from your competition in the minds of your customers. Branding is vital in securing business; a buyer can’t purchase your product or service if he can’t remember who you are or how to find you. In a world of many choices, branding which helps people remember your business is more important than ever. Today consumers have an endless choice of retailers, products and services available at their fingertips online. However, it’s crucial to understand that, branding is not a replacement for sales or specific marketing campaigns; but branding assists your sales and marketing efforts in important ways.

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