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A Giant Glowing Star Installation By Jun Ong

Kuala Lumpur-based architect and artist Jun Ong embedded a four-story light installation in the shape of a star into an unfinished cement building as part of the 2015 Urban Xchange public art festival in Butterworth, Malaysia. Appropriately dubbed 'Star', the impressive sculpture - which is made of LED lights and steel cables - looks as [...]

Pure Css "day and night" toggle

Saw this dribbble shot by Rappora, loved it, wanted to see it alive. See https://dribbble.com/shots/2360260-AM-PM-Toggle...

User experience, prototyping and design app | Adobe Project Comet

Design and prototype websites and mobile apps with Project Comet, the first all-in-one solution for UX designers. Sign up now to receive more info on availability.

Gallery: The art and science of space photography

Zoltan Levay is eager to clear up a misconception about his job. Yes, he edits photos from the Hubble Space Telescope, but his work is not about subjective aesthetics. He's an astronomer, and he's not editing the images so much as enhancing them to reflect what's really going on in distant galaxies.

Astronaut Suicides By Photographer Neil Dacosta

After the space shuttle Atlantis completed its final expedition in 2011, the US shuttle program was terminated. Inspired by this event, American advertising and editorial photographer Neil Dacosta produced a photo series titled 'Astronaut Suicides'. The images, which were created in collaboration with art director Sara Phillips, reflect on the iconic profession of the astronaut and [...]

How to make a product easier to understand using subtle animations

How to make a product easier to understand using subtle animations "I don't need the instructions, let me just fucking do it." We often feel that taking time to learn a task seems that we are wasting time.Something as simple as teaching another person a basic thing might seem trivial in comparison with programming a supercomputer.

Skeuomorphism is dead, long live skeuomorphism

Skeuomorphism has been a very useful concept in design, then it became the most hated concept in design, and then it came back from the dead. Understanding skeuomorphism lets designers help users through learning curves and make decisions as to whether skeuomorphism still serves a purpose today.Skeuomorphism is where an object in software mimics its real world counterpart.

Anima Iki

Schimmernd fließende Muster überziehen die Oberfläche einer riesigen leuchtenden Kugel, die mitten im Raum zu schweben scheint. Die interaktive Kunstinstallation "ANIMA - iki" erkundet die Beziehung zwischen Skulptur und Betrachter auf abstrakte Weise mittels Licht, Ton und Bewegung. Die hell erleuchtete Skulptur mit einem Durchmesser von zwei Metern stellt die einzige Lichtquelle im sonst dunklen [...]

Leafs by Snoop

Leafs by Snoop

How Mini, GE, Google and The NY Times Created a Watershed Moment for Virtual Reality

The New York Times' virtual reality app was downloaded more times in its first four days than any Times app before, and viewers spent an impressive average of nearly 15 minutes using it, according to the Times. That's a welcome result for the involved players, which spent unusual time, energy and money trying to achieve liftoff with a nascent consumer technology.

Font of the day: Neamants

We're big fans of typography and are always seeking out new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth paying for. So, if you're in need of a font for your current project or are building up a collection, we may be able to help out.

Artist plants classic paintings in modern urban settings

Alexey Kondakov is bringing classical paintings into the 21st century. The Ukraine-based artist marries the subjects of Renaissance paintings with an urban setting for his series The Daily Life of Gods. In these collages, the women and men of classical art ride buses and metro trains and explore alleyways and dark bars.

Illusion of speed in UI design.

Illusion of speed in UI design. Less time spent doing something feels like simplicity, and we are thankfully loyal when it happens, which is rare. When any interaction with products or service providers happens quickly, we immediately link this with the feeling of simplicity.

6 key insights on UX design - InVision Blog

Dom & Tom's Laurence Adrian and Tom Tancredi share their favorite tips for taking your user experience to the next level.

Kat Von D's face is the canvas for incredible, moving digital makeup

Watch Kat Von D's performance above, and a making-of video below. Scroll down to read about how Wildbytes created Kat's digital makeup. Step 1 Digital Arts readers will be familiar with architectural light shows or installations that use projection mapping, but Wildbytes has developed the first-ever face projection mapping performance showcased at a live event, with real-time face tracking on stage.

This Living Clothing Morphs When You Sweat

Humans have been bending electronics to our will for more than a century. Biology, on the other hand, has always been a little harder to tame. A new project from the MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group called BioLogic is exploring how we might gain a little more control over the biological side of things.

How To Increase Workflow And Reduce Stress With Nature Sounds - Smashing Magazine

Many of us struggle silently with mental health problems and many more are affected by them, either directly or indirectly. It's {Geek} Mental Help Week and we would like to help raise awareness with a couple of articles exploring these issues and offering solutions. - Ed.

Things To Avoid When Writing CSS

Disclaimer: This is now the first of two parts (!). Be sure to read the second part as well. You may disagree with some of the things I've written in the ensuing article. That is okay. I do not claim to represent you, your company or your ideology so there's really no reason to get upset.


A tiny (<1kb gzipped!) library for recreating Instagram filters with CSS filters and blend modes. For more background on CSS Image Effects, you can check out my blog series here, or watch my video from CSS Conf EU, which gives a baseline on blend modes and filters.

Rain & Water Effect Experiments | Codrops

Some experimental rain and water drop effects made with WebGL and shown in different demo scenarios. View demo Download source Today we'd like to share some WebGL experiments with you. The idea is to create a very realistic looking rain effect and put it in different scenarios.

CSS-only Colorful Calendar Concept

Based on a [Dribbble](https://dribbble.com/shots/2335073-Calendar-App-Animation) by [Kirill](https://dribbble.com/Sunnynsm) and [Ludmila Shevchenko](ht...

Font of the day: Haze

We're big fans of typography and are always seeking out new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth paying for. So, if you're in need of a font for your current project or are building up a collection, we may be able to help out.

3 great examples of motion in branding

As screens, projections and augmented experiences continue to permeate every aspect of our lives, the skills required by designers are further blurring. There is an ever-increasing need for designers to understand how to design for motion. This shouldn't be seen as a concern but a great opportunity to adapt, develop our knowledge and explore all the possibilities it offers.

Weekly Inspiration for Designers #27

Muzli is a new-tab chrome extension, it will become your home page, so you don'€™t miss anything. Get Muzli for Chrome Experimenting with a concept for weather app using illustrations i made recently. I love making "Frankappsteins" from elements that haven't been used in projects.

Digital Art: Beyond The Hype

If you think of the term 'digital art', you might conjure up images of twitchy GIFs or glitchy videos. You might think it's a recent development, but in fact its practice has roots dating back to the 1960s. So - what is considered 'digital art'? And why are people paying for it?

Tobias Ahlin

How do you animate the box-shadow property in CSS without causing re-paints on every frame, and heavily impacting the performance of your page? Short answer: you don't. Animating a change of box-shadow will hurt performance. There's an easy way of mimicking the same effect, however, with minimal re-paints, that should let your animations run at a solid 60 FPS: animate the opacity of a pseudo-element.


SVG can do much more than display static images. Its animation capabilities are one of its most powerful features, giving it a distinctive advantage over all other image formats. They are one of many reasons that make SVG images better than raster images, including GIFs.

Nazaré - free font

Nazaré is a font inspired by the town of the same name in Portugal. It's a condensed upper-case font with hand drawn lines, roundings and a bit of a tribal touch.

These photos are why I'm trapped in Tokyo forever now

Tokyo, holy excrements from small undefined creatures! We're there. First place we had on our list was Nakagin Tower. Spending two whole days there, we finally learned the dread and discomfort of living in a capsule hotel.

Design Inspiration 30

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Meet Jen Ignacz, The Optimistic UX Design Researcher

Deconstructing people's behaviour to uncover purposeful insights, UX Design Researcher Jen Ignacz is sitting at the front-end of a human-centered innovation process. "People ignore designs that ignore people" said Frank Chimero, author of the seminal book "The Shape of Design" and UX Design Researcher Jen Ignacz seems to know that perfectly well.

A programmer wrote scripts to secretly automate a lot of his job - and email his wife and make a latte

Flickr / slworking2 There's a hilarious project that's popular on GitHub, the website that hosts all kinds of software that programmers want to share with each other. The project was shared by a programmer named Nihad Abbasov, known as "Narkoz" on GitHub. It consists of a bunch of software scripts with some funny but NSFW names.

Fluid Geometric Shapes

A vector set of fifteen geometric designs featuring a unique, handmade style. You can use them in websites, apparel, posters, printed products and much more! Resize and change colors with ease. Freebie goes as well-organized AI and EPS documents with all shapes. Photoshop PSD file contains all shapes as editable smart objects.

Uideo: 425 videos for designers from 60 conferences

Videos from conferences about design, usability, ux, ui.

Inspirational UI Design 16

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