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Whose Photoshop Skillz Won Them a Nokia Lumia 920?

It's a good thing the people at Nokia have a great sense of humour, because after seeing their beloved Lumia 920 dragged through the battlegrounds of Photoshop (and in some cases, MS Paint), I wouldn't be surprised if they started feeling a little sensitive. Nonetheless, the winner is... Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #8 Results: Modern Architecture

To tie in with Design Week, the last Shooting Challenge was all about Modern Architecture and many of you took the opportunity to photograph buildings around you. What was great about this challenge was that some of you chose to shoot using mobile phones -- with some great results. Read More >>

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*Reminder Klaxon* Get Your Entries In For the Shooting Challenge and Nokia Lumia Photoshop Challenge

Stop looking down at your phone as you walk, and start gazing up at the buildings around you -- in particular, at the more "modern" ones. For that is the theme of our current Shooting Challenge...modern architecture! You have until Monday 29th to get your entries in for that, and for our Photoshop Challenge, where can win you a Nokia Lumia 920. So scoot! [Shooting Challenge and Photoshop Challenge] Read More >>

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This Mathematical Cabinet Brings Fibonacci to Your Living Room

The Fibonacci sequence can be found all over the natural world, so why not welcome it into your home as well? Beyond having a clever mathematics foundation, this modular Fibonacci cabinet also just looks nice. Read More >>

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Check Out the Original Logos From These 10 Brands

A picture can paint a thousand words, but a logo only needs to say one. It might take a few decades for these companies to refine their style, but they've come a long way in finding their visual voice. Read More >>

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10 Celebrity Designer Gadgets

Thanks to the influence of a certain Cupertino-based company, sleek, well-designed gadgets are becoming the norm -- in fact, we're at a point now when almost all mainstream consumer electronics look eerily similar, amirite Samsung? Read More >>

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Adrian Newey: F1 Design That Starts With a Pad and Pencil

Adrian Newey, Chief technical officer of Red Bull Racing, is rightly held in high regard in the world of Formula 1, regularly described as a genius by his peers. He is the only designer to have won Constructors Championships with three different teams. Eight in total spanning from Williams’ domination of the early 90s, a 1998 McLaren victory and now two back to back titles with Red Bull Racing in 2010 and 2011. His cars have notched well over 100 race wins and 7 driver’s championships. Read More >>

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Less But Better: Dieter Rams Did It First

If you’re a fan of British design hero Jonathan Ive (the guy behind the look and feel of the Apple iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad), you might also be aware of his major German influence, the now-80-year-old godfather of industrial design, Dieter Rams. Read More >>

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You'll Lust Over Porsche's Laser Cut Pen More Than Its Cars

There's no love lacking for Porsche's high-performance vehicles, but compared to Lamborghini's or Ferraris, they don't always have that wow factor. At least not like the office supplies the company designs. The P'3115 LaserFlex pen from Porsche Design has a laser-cut interlocking stainless steel body that expands and contracts when the ballpoint tip is deployed. Read More >>

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The Real Meaning and Future of Apple's Mantra: Designed in California

Apple is a hardware design company. It owns ideas not factories. And because it runs its own operating systems, an intrinsic part of the design of its products is software. But this crucial area is showing signs of weakness as competitors copy its innovations. Read More >>

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50 iPad Apps Budding Designers Should Download Now

Unlike the iPhone, Apple's tablet has enough screen space to enable more complex interactions. It's therefore no surprise many within the design industry are using iPads for research; organisational tasks; finding inspiration, and even creating work. But how do you find apps to help you in your day-to-day design work out of the hundreds of thousands of free and paid-for apps in Apple's App Store? Read More >>

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Your Nokia Lumia 920 Photoshop Entries, So Far

Nokia, look away now, if you don't want to see your lovely Lumia 920 appearing in some "compromising" situations. Readers who complied with our request to send their best Photoshop efforts in early have been gathered up and gallerised, and needless to say, we have some talented 'Shoppers in our midst (and some sick, sick bastards). Read More >>

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Why Are Blueprints Blue?

If you ever wondered why blueprints were blue and not black or red or white or brown or any other colour than, well, blue -- it's not because architects really like the color but because the technique in making blueprints caused the paper to turn blue. Read More >>

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Count Your Lucky Stars if You Ever Visit These 10 Beautiful Airport Terminals

While the weather hasn't been all sunny days and picnics recently, I'm sure many of you would love to jet off to balmier bays, and what better way to start your trip than by checking out some of the most beautiful airports on your way to your destination? Here's 10 of our favourites. Read More >>

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10 Worst Photoshops of All Time

We live in the age of Photoshop, which means that we're all duped on a daily basis by images that belie reality. But occasionally, those that doctor the originals are so incompetent, that they leave body parts floating around the place, or simply stretch the truth beyond belief. We lined up our 10 favourite failed attempts at image enhancement for your viewing pleasure. Read More >>

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Google Earth Used to Make Nostalgic '60s and '70s-Era Postcards

Hungarian art director and ad-man at BBDO, Akos Papp, has taken satellite images from Google Earth and given them a retro twist to create 'Postcards From Above'. The images have been beautifully selected and are mostly of modern architecture and urban infrastructure. To these, he added period typography from the '60s and '70s, and the effect is really very convincing. Read More >>

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