Walking Dead Kicks: Pop Culture Meets Chuck Taylor

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If you love edgy design you'll understand why we are huge fans of the sports entertainment site Tauntr.  You may remember when we profiled their Parody NFL Revenge Logos last year. The design minds that work behind the scenes at the site consistently create...

Design Challenge: Hollywood's Hottest New Movie Car

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LA Car Design Challenge 2011 Subaru Concept
Car and cinema buffs take note, this year west coast automotive design studios competing in the 2011 LA Design Challenge were presented the theme “Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car.” Automotive design studios from around the world are invited to participate and this year, studios from...

Key Components of a Great Site

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Key Components of a Great Site Ease of Use Things that should be taken as law in web design many times are not. For instance: Keeping navigation constant on every page so that users of the web site do not have to re-learn menus Contact info at the bottom of every page (not every...

Halloween Google Doodle Goes Pumpkin Carving

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Google Doodle Halloween 2011
The folks over at Google have been cranking out Halloween themed Doodles for over twenty years. They've shaken it up a bit this go round by replacing cartoon images with a real life time lapsed video of pumpkin carvings.

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Halloween Design Tips: Ghost Proof Your Home

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Ghosts, zombies and vampires - Oh my!  All this Halloween talk has got us thinking about things that go bump in the night.  While we know it's all in good fun, others have taken the threat of spooky invasions a bit more seriously.  Thanks to long standing superstitions, aesthetics created to...

5 Halloween Apps for iPhone and iPad

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Last week we gave you the best Halloween apps for your android, so it's only fair we give Apple products a turn to shine. We gathered the five awesome Halloween Apps for your iPhone or iPad for you to download just in time for the holiday.

Halloween Costume Designs From Every Era (infographic)

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Halloween Costumes for Every Era
The countdown to Halloween is in full swing, and if you are like us, you are still deciding what costume to wear. One of our favorite parts of the holiday is checking out the designs that surface each year. Some are tried and true old favorites, while others are based on current events.  ...

Halloween Stats: Trick or Treating By The Numbers (Infographic)

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What are the hot Halloween costumes this year? How much Halloween candy will be consumed?  If you are like us and love to see factoids presented in colorful graphic form, you will enjoy The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Statistics. The colossal  infographic was put together by...

Solar Decathalon 2011 Winners: Affordable and Efficient Designs

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Solar Decathalon 2011: University of Maryland
The challenge - to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The results are in.  The University of Maryland has won the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon for 2011.  Team Maryland, a runner-up back in 2007, took the top...

iPhone and iPad App-tastic Sketch Book and Stencils

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Calling all budding designers and developers. Have an ideas for a killer iPhone or iPad App? There is a low cost, low tech way to start generating iPhone and mobile application ideas. The creative minds over at your UI Stencils offer products to get that idea out of your cranium and on to...

LEGO Car: Toy Brick Ford Explorer A Sweet Ride

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A very cool Ford Explorer rolled off the assembly line this week.  While it featured the shape and style of a traditional Explorer, this Ford was set apart by the fact that it was crafted not from steel but rather LEGO bricks.  The special Explorer was a collaborative effort between the...

Eames Mid-Century Modern Living Room Relocated to LACMA

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The Eames House: Living Room at LACMA
Fans of mid-century modern design are in for a treat.  The untouched living room of design legends Ray and Charles Eames will be available for public viewing at the Los Angeles County Mueseum as part of an upcoming exhibition. California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” -...

Missoni For Target: Top Ten 'Can't Have' Lifestyle Designs

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Missoni madness at Target.  This week the discount retailer debuted its Missoni for Target product line.  Nearly 450 items from bedsheets to bikini tops created by Missoni specifically for the budget chain store were being offered.  Most items were sold out within a few hours.  It seems the...

Font Fanatics: Time To Shuffle Up and Deal

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Card sharps and typography aficionados alike will appreciate this ingenious deck of playing cards. The 52 Types deck is a visually arresting take on the the traditional deck of cards, while doubling as a quick reference tool for designers.

Back to School Gear: 1980s Edition

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It's back-to-school week.  That time of year where acquiring just the right gear equates starting off on the right foot. Sure things have changed a bit in the last 30 or so years but one thing has remained constant - kids want to look cool.  With that in mind, here are five favorite...

Star Trek: The First 45 Years (Infographic)

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It's been nearly half a century since Captain Kirk and crew ventured "to boldy go where no man has gone before" and Star Trek fans continue to be enraptured with the adventure.  Our friends over at Space.com have put together a visually arresting infographic that highlights the interstellar...

Freddie Mercury Gets Google Doodled for His 65th Birthday

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Freddie Mercury Google Doodle
It's not often a logo promotion can simultaneously tug at your heart strings while keeping your toes tapping, but Google certainly nailed it this week.  The internet search giant is celebrating the 65th birthday of  late Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury by featuring an...