Design

January 28, 2020

Fascinating Map Reveals the Most Common Surnames in Every Country

Today, human society is more culturally diverse than ever, but our surnames can tell us a lot about our ancestral origins. While there are plenty of lesser known last names, this map created by online lending firm NetCredit reveals the most common surnames around the world, according to each country. Surnames generally fall into 1 of 5 categories: toponymic (location-based), occupational, personal descriptor, patronymic (from the name of a father or ancestor)

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January 21, 2020

These Shampoo Bottles Are Made Entirely of Soap as Eco-Friendly Packaging

It’s no secret that plastic waste is a huge problem for the environment. In addition to food packaging, cosmetic and toiletry products are some of the many items that are filling up landfills and polluting oceans. That’s why Berlin-based product designer Jonna Breitenhuber decided to come up with a zero waste alternative to plastic bottles. She created SOAPBOTTLE—packaging made from soap.

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January 17, 2020

8 Best Watercolor Marker Sets for Beginners and Professionals

Watercolor paints are a popular medium for both professional artists and hobbyists alike. But, let’s face it: they can be a bit inconvenient to use. While there are some portable watercolor sets out there, you still have to make sure that you have a palette, paintbrush, and a cup of water handy. If you get discouraged by all of the accouterments needed for watercolor painting, give watercolor markers a try.

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