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Cat Tower Brainstorming

Some ideas I have for a project I’d like to do – a cat tower piece of furniture for the cats to have someplace to sit. The first was an idea I got from a cartoon. The other idea I’ve

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Case Study House No. 8

The Eames House

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Prototyping Responsive Typography

By Prototyping Responsive Typography: Basically, a typography prototype is a single web page that consists of the project’s actual content. It’s designed in the browser using real web fonts and tools like Typecast. A typography prototype includes font choices,

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Style Tiles

via Style Tiles. Style Tiles are a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for the web. They help form a common visual language between the designers and the stakeholders

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Online Portfolios for Editors, Part 2: Clean Capture

Interesting article about how copy editors can show off their editing work in an online portfolio. via Online Portfolios for Editors, Part 2: Clean Capture |

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Typography, believability, and what literacy means

Via the – Hear, All Ye People; Hearken, O Earth. The first part of this two-part series from The New York Times discusses the impact of different fonts on people’s opinions – the font used in a document appears

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Arty Bollocks Generator

via Instant artist statement: Arty Bollocks Generator. Wanna sound like a pretentious ass? Generate your own artist statement for free, and if you don’t like it, generate another one. Feel free to use the statements with funding applications, exhibitions, curriculum

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EasyRGB – The inimitable RGB and COLOR search engine!

EasyRGB – The inimitable RGB and COLOR search engine!. Online tool that can match your computer generated RGB values to color cards, paint lines, inks, fandecks, standards and more… Helps you find a commercial paint product matching your computer generated

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Free Cabin Porn – A photo blog of cool cabins. “Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.” All safe for work; feel free to browse.

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I like

Nice colors. I especially love them because they would get rid of a whole bunch of clutter in our cupboards. Alas, I don’t think I can talk Stephanie into it.

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links for 2011-03-15

Understanding the Elements of Responsive Web Design (tags: webdesign responsive design grid css3)

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Do you have the right kind of wife for it?

Ad Copy: Can your wife bake her own bread? Can she get a kid’s leg stitched and not phone you at the office until it’s all over? Find something to talk about when the TV set goes on the blink?

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Crayon Color Hexidecimals

Wikipedia lists the hexidecimal color codes for all of Crayola Crayons.

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Fashion timeline

Courtesy of Wikipedia: Laver’s Law was an attempt to compress the complex cycle of fashion change and the general attitude towards any certain style or period into a simple timeline. It first appeared in Taste and Fashion (1937) Indecent 10

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Fit to print, but unreadable

I realize that it is sacrilege to critique the holy of holies in website design, but I cannot read this. I just can’t. My eyes go blurry trying to separate and read these headlines, and eventually I go off and

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links for 2010-04-23

So You Need A Typeface? Try Julian Hansen’s Font Flowchart | The FontFeed a big fat flowchart defining how to pick one out. Funny. (and useful.) (tags: flowchart typography fonts inspiration) Equal At Birth But Not At Work : Ms Magazine

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links for 2010-04-15

LOST Artwork « Mattson Creative Really beautiful poster designs. (tags: retro lost poster graphicdesign illustration television) Hyperbole and a Half this is a cute blog with many cute illustrations. You will probably like it. Take a look! (tags: illustration funny

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links for 2010-04-14

D.C. Police Trying to Explain Lack of Gun With Slain Teen – sounds a lot like the Indianapolis teen who "shot himself" while handcuffed in the back of a police car. (tags: police fraud crime coverup death racism) Girl

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links for 2010-04-04

Life Below 600px | I Am Paddy You actually can put stuff below the fold. People will scroll. (tags: design abovethefold bestpractice webdesign layout)

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links for 2010-03-25

United States and Russia reach nuclear-arms deal – The United States and Russia have reached a deal on their most extensive nuclear arms-control agreement in nearly two decades, the Kremlin announced Wednesday. The pact appeared to represent President Obama's

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SxSW 2010 – Saturday Recap

Web Content Management Systems from a Designer’s Perspective The Right Way to Wireframe, Part 1 4 different interaction designers took four different tools to prototype with. A number of things stood out for me: 1) Balsamiq is probably the wireframing

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SXsW 2010 – Friday Recap

Two panels that we were able to make it to after flying in today… Getting Stoked about Web Typography Samantha Warren Went over a lot of stuff I knew already about finding inspiration in typography – but it was refreshing

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SXSW 2010 Prep

I’m taking off on Friday for SXSW in Austin, Texas. I’ve been there a couple times in the past in 2007 and 2008. I’m having a bit of anxiety about the trip after the doozy of a time we had

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links for 2010-02-18

Economic Perspectives from Kansas City: Wall Street Still Doesn’t Get It An interesting perspective. Dunno what I think about it yet — "A Wall Streeter buys the life insurance policies of individuals with terminal illnesses, packages them into securities, and

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links for 2010-02-02

The U.S. National Archives' collections on Flickr Awesome. (tags: photography history government flickr) 10 Americans Arrested In Haiti, Accused Of Child Trafficking Idaho Baptist group tried to smuggle 33 kids out of Haiti through the Dominican Republic. Some of the

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