Design

July 12, 2018

8 Calligraphy and Hand-Lettering Artists Who Have Mastered the Art of Words

Many of today's finest artists practice age-old crafts like calligraphy and hand-lettering. Some historians have traced the beginnings of calligraphy to China, where the written word was rendered using bamboo brushes and papyrus paper. However, calligraphy also has deep historical roots in many different regions around the world. In Europe for example, calligraphy appeared as Latin script, painted onto Roman walls around 600 B.C.E. and was later refined for use in religious texts.

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July 9, 2018

25+ Incredible Design Ideas to Give Your Home New Life

Looking to shake up your home decor? Or love fantasizing about how you would decorate your dream home? If you're looking for some innovative home interior ideas—whether it's a creative children's bedroom or the best pool in the neighborhood—we've got you covered. Over the years, we've seen some incredible design ideas implemented, either by professional designers or DIY enthusiasts. Some make a big impact with just a few elements, while others really go all out.

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July 7, 2018

10 + Playful Pop-Up Books Designed to Make Stories Jump From Their Pages

With surprises waiting at every page turn, a pop-up book is an exciting literary format for all ages. Also known as movable books, pop-up books have evolved from a novel way to hold the reader’s attention to a sought-after collector’s items. The expertly crafted constructions take stories and ideas into a new dimension, allowing elements to spring, pop, and expand from their pages.

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July 5, 2018

Chinese Folklore Gets Reimagined as High Fashion Couture Photo Shoots

As one of the world’s most renowned Chinese couture designers, Guo Pei creates show-stopping ensembles that blend majestic opulence with theatrical fantasy. The designer’s bejeweled gowns, headpieces, and sculptural shoes were recently styled and photographed by HOWL Collective, who created a series of shots in celebration of the fashion visionary. Published by Rizzoli as a monograph, the HOWL team’s 122 fairytale shots (titled Guo Pei – Couture Beyond)

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