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Pure Inspiration: A roundup Sanni sahil, Dejan Baric and more

Pure Inspiration: A roundup Sanni sahil, Dejan Baric and more

Happy Monday everyone, let's share one burst of inspiration roundup, calling it: Pure Inspiration. We have our UI Inspiration but this one is more scattered. We are not trying to be focused but sharing a series of images from UI interactions, photography, illustration, graphic design and so on. Everything handpicked on Dribbble, one burst of inspiration can go a very long way. Let me know what you think? In this collection we are featuring the work from Sanni sahil, Dejan Baric, Maciej Karolczak, Sander de Wekker and more. More Links For more, check out Dribbble Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram via Dribbble Design by Sanni sahil Design by Dejan Baric Design by Maciej Karolczak Design by Sander de Wekker Design by Tran Mau Tri Tam ✪ Design by MXX Design by Natalya Doronina Design by Simon Kratz Design by Denis Shepovalov Design by Lasha Kokhreidze Design by Khoa Pham Design by Angel Villanueva Design by Robert Berki Design by yu Design by Christopher Reath Design by Jay Fletcher Design by Jonathan Dahl

Pure Inspiration: A roundup Denis Nazarov, Ryan Johnson and more

Pure Inspiration: A roundup Denis Nazarov, Ryan Johnson and more

We are almost at the end of the week, let's share one burst of inspiration roundup, calling it: Pure Inspiration. We have our UI Inspiration but this one is more scattered. We are not trying to be focused but sharing a series of images from UI interactions, photography, illustration, graphic design and so on. Everything handpicked on Dribbble, one burst of inspiration can go a long way. Let me know what you think? In this collection we are featuring the work from Denis Nazarov, Ryan Johnson, Baz Deas, nasserui_ and more. More Links For more, check out Dribbble Follow my tweets @aoirostudio Follow my pictures on Instagram via Dribbble Design by Denis Nazarov Design by Ryan Johnson Design by Baz Deas Design by nasserui_ Design by Julien Design by carol anne solberger Design by Hannah Purmort Design by arran allsebrook Design by Aren Vandenburgh Design by Halo Lab Design by PeterQIU Design by buatoom Design by Jurre Houtkamp Design by Damian Denis Design by Zak Steele-Eklund Design by Ramotion Design by Mohamed Chahin Design by Brian Edward Miller Design by Eddie Lobanovskiy Design by Mike | Creative Mints

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New Studio Spotlight: FOOL

Started by artist and designer Chas Barton, the manhattan-based photography studio FOOL is quickly becoming one to look out for. Their unique take on lifestyle and fashion photography is blended beautifully with a wanderlust-worthy portfolio of beautiful backdrops and effective compositions that leave you wanting more.  What I love about Fool’s style is how classically cinematic it is — and how it captures the spirit and feeling of each moment without being too content-forward. Their stories are told through tiny glimpses into wider experiences, their meanings open to interpretation. With such a nostalgic approach to photography, their work is inspiring enough to keep you reminiscing on where you’ve been or what you’ve done, perhaps when you were younger and a little more foolish. Truth be told, I found myself flicking through their website, seething with jealousy that I was sitting in a box in Mountain View, and not on some sun drenched rope swing in Hawaii. But the thing that keeps me coming back is that every photo seems to feel like part of a greater narrative — like these moments are somehow all intertwined in a way, and I'm following along on a story of someone's life. I reached out to Chas about what Fool is to him, and where he's trying to take the studio. In his own words:   "Fool is a world of beauty attempting to inspire people to live intentionally. Today, we’re focused on photography. But in time we hope to be collaborating with the ‘fools’ of tomorrow, capturing the essence of their ‘foolish’ ideas. This could be photos, writings, social experiments, designs, and eventually products. It’s never been about making money, It’s about playing with the most important ideas in my life and sharing them with anyone who will take a look.“ Check out FOOL on Instagram, or visit their website at www.fool-official.com.  

Creative Growth Art Center - Truly Inspirational

Creative Growth Art Center - Truly Inspirational

I always like to feature things that inspire me, most of the time it's about a piece of graphic design, a website. Lately, it has been about books, especially biographies and books about investment (I need to retire one day 😃) as well as photography and of course UI and UX, which is my day to day job. I know it might sound cheesy but inspiration is everywhere and with the globalized world that is even more clear. However, I got truly inspired by a cause that has filled my heart with happiness and brought tears to my eyes, but not of sadness, but enlightenment. I am talking about the work of the Creative Growth Art Center. To give you some context, my wife invited me to attend the 8th Annual Beyond Trend Runway Event and Fundraiser. This time the company she works for, Method, was a meaningful sponsor.  After some negotiation, I accepted the invitation (my introversion gets stronger with age). Thank God I accepted. It changed my life, literally. Why? So, the Creative Growth Art Center is a non-profit that serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation. The Beyond Trend Runway is their annual event where their artists have the chance to showcase their work in a fashion style show. It's hard to describe in words how powerful and amazing it is to see the work and, most importantly, how happy the artists are to see their work out there.  If the goal of art and design is to change people's lives for the better, Creative Growth has reached that and surpassed all expectations. I have profound respect for everyone that makes that a reality. That's the reason I am posting about it here on Abduzeedo. So more people can contribute for this cause so we can see more artists like Dan Miller who has a permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, or David Albertsen with work exhibited at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Korea, the Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch in Berlin, or Ron who has been making art at Creative Growth since 1981. Dan Miller   David Albertsen   Cedric Johnson   Franna Lusson To be honest, it doesn't matter where the work got featured, the only thing that matters for me is that these amazing people now have the opportunity to express themselves and show a bit more of how they see the world.  Their Programs Since 1974, Creative Growth has played a significant role in increasing public interest in the artistic capabilities and achievements of people with disabilities.  Artwork created within our studio is exhibited directly in the Creative Growth gallery as well as in outside galleries, museums, and private collections throughout the world.  Our primary focus is to encourage and support artists with disabilities in the development and exhibition of their artwork. Studio Program Our Studio program is offered 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The program provides a professional art studio setting and facilitation for over 140 artists in drawing, painting, video production, ceramics, mosaics, wood, fiber arts, textiles, and printmaking. The program is further enriched by trips to museums, galleries, and artists’ studios. Artists develop a working portfolio and many artists produce exhibition quality artwork for sale in the Creative Growth gallery and internationally. Youth Art Program The Saturday Youth Art is offered from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays to young adults ages 16-22 with developmental disabilities. It gives high school students with artistic inclinations the opportunity to explore art as a vocation with the possibility of transitioning into the Creative Growth adult fine arts program. Classes run all year round. Classes are small so that each student receives individual attention while exploring drawing, painting, fiber arts, ceramics, and woodworking. Students experience the excitement of discovering their creative potential and the reward of having their artwork exhibited and sold in the Creative Growth gallery. Rug Workshop The Rug Workshop offers an opportunity for Creative Growth artists to collaborate in the production of Creative Growth limited edition rugs, made in our Studio. Get involved There are many ways to get involved and help the Creative Growth to continue their incredible mission. You can become a member or a volunteer.  You can also donate, and please do. Just click on the button below and support 150+ artists with disabilities have a place to tell their stories and unearth one of the most satisfying privileges of being human–expressing passion through art. Donate  

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A Look Back: 10 Years of Inspiration from Behance

Over the past 10 years we've seen the release of the iPhone, iPad and Android devices to major economic and cultural moments that impacted creative expression. This year also marks 10 years of Behance. Back in the day, at the peak of the Web 2.0, Behance was the first social tool for designers and we were lucky enough to get early access from founder Scott Belsky. We're excited to celebrate a decade of Behance and show our appreciation for this amazing tool that has been our go-to for design inspiration and references since the beginning. It's incredible to discover that Behance now has over 10 million members, more than the population of Sweden, with the largest growth coming from Asia. Check out some of our favorite works featured on Behance that were shaped by tech and cultural advances over time and a few milestones below.  - In 2007, a small founding team launched Behance. Their dream was to give creatives a place to share their work and make their ideas happen. This is what Behance looked like in 2007. - Behance launched the 99U Conference in 2009 (and later, the companion print magazine) to help creative professionals build incredible careers and shape the future of the industry - Behance was acquired by Adobe in 2012, out of the belief that the tools used should be connected with how we discover, inspire, and collaborate. - Behance reaches one million members in 2013, giving members new opportunities to discover a broader range of outstanding creative work across the world. - Behance launched Adobe Portfolio in 2016 to help creatives show their best work in an easy-to-customize website. Since its launch, we’ve seen members take their creative portfolios, and careers, to new heights. - In 2017, Behance marks 10 years, and 10 million members. One thing has stayed true: connecting the creative community is the best way to empower the creative community.

Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Pawel Kuczynski is a polish artist who creates amazing satirical illustrations. When you first look at the illustrations you think they are funny. On a closer look you actually realize that they are much deeper. Pawel illustrates some pretty serious world problems. He portrays political, social and cultural issues we deal with daily. Pawel certainly uses his illustrations to show us in a pretty straight forward way what is wrong with our world today. Too much social media time, internet, political craziness. It is all portrayed here, take a look. Pawel's work is highly recognized and the artist has been rewarded with more than 100 prizes and distinctions. His take on world's problems is certainly thought provoking. Take a look. Take your time to check each illustration and think about it. Make sure to visit his Instagram for more artworks. And if you want to know more about each image, visit his Facebook. Enjoy! I was born in 1976 in Szczecin. I have graduated Fine Arts Academy in Poznan with specialization in graphics. Since 2004 I deal with satirical illustration, and so far I have been rewarded with more than 100 prizes and distinctions. More about Pawel Kuczynski: Instagram Facebook pawelkuczynski.com

Inspiring Treehouse Scape in Dorset

Inspiring Treehouse Scape in Dorset

Do you like the idea of a treehouse? Did you want one as a kid but never got it? No worries. The architects from BEaM designed an amazing treehouse scape in West Dorset, England. The project will certainly make your childhood dreams come true. The Woodman’s Treehouse makes a great glamping option for those looking for a luxurious adventure in the woods. Cozy spaces, beautiful choices of wood and amazing surroundings give this place a totally inspiring feel. I'm pretty sure you can get out of that creative block by staying a few days here. Check out the pictures and start daydreaming about your treehouse scape. A combination of sustainable craftsmanship and luxurious interiors give the place an unique look. From the bathroom to the kitchen and the beautiful outdoor shower, everything is uniquely designed to make your childhood dreams come true. Nestled up in the branches of a veteran oak, this is the perfect spot to rest. Take a look. And you can check out The Woodman's Treehouse availability here. The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks in a rural green woodworking campus. The building is a truly collaborative design-build project constructed by highly skilled green furniture makers and traditional craftsmen with exceptional precision. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The plan is arranged around a central cylinder secreted within an octagonal outer casing. Box rooms clad in split sweet chestnut log stacks, oak laths and hand-cleft oak shingles are plugged into the core building. The treehouse is entered across a heavy oak block stressed ribbon bridge. We found this treehouse at Contemporist.

Exquisite Colored Pencil drawings by Morgan Davidson

Exquisite Colored Pencil drawings by Morgan Davidson

It is always great to find new artists out there to present here to you. Today I will show you some artworks from Morgan Davidson. Morgan is a talented illustrator from Florida which has been in love with drawing since a very young age. Her pieces are very colorful, detailed and realistic. Even with some strong colors her work is also very delicate. The way she uses colors and textures is really inspiring. Make sure to check her website and Behance page to know more about each artwork. Take a look! My work is mostly drawn in colored pencil, a medium I started working with when I was a child. I’ve always been drawn to it’s precise nature and how easily you can create a wide range of textures. I also love mixing other mediums with my colored pencils, using bases such as watercolor, marker, oil rub or pan pastel and layering media on top like gouache, gel pen or acrylic. The possibilities are endless! All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson All Rights to Morgan Davidson More about Morgan Davidson: Website Facebook Instagram Behance

Amazing LEGO universes created by photographer Samsofy

Amazing LEGO universes created by Photographer Samsofy

Sofiane Samlal, aka Samsofy, is a very creative and talented photographer based in France. Samlal decided to start creating LEGO universes while he was taking care of his son. He thought LEGO scenes would be a great way to keep himself busy during nap times. And we are totally glad that he started this work. The scenes that he creates are very inspiring. Filled with details and personality the pictures certainly get our attention and transport our imagination to whatever we see pictured there. From movie scenes to everyday life stuff, Samsofy has great images to show us. Check it out! I used to play a bit with them as a child like most kids used to. Then working in a toy-center I was already photographing small toys. When my son was born I decided to stop working to take care of him, and to keep myself busy during naps I decided to create universes with my lego. All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy I like the customizable option that lego offers and the infinite possibilities it allows. It is an occupation which over time has become more and more important, It's now my full-time profession. Through my photographs,I would like to share my world to a wider and diverse audience. All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy All Rights to Samsofy More about Samsofy: Website Facebook Instagram

Pure Inspiration: Kirby Café, Nintendo's latest Venture

Pure Inspiration: Kirby Café, Nintendo's latest Venture

All you Nintendo fans out there, here is the excuse you were waiting for to get tickets and pack to Japan. Nintendo just opened a super cute cafe in Osaka and Tokyo. Kirby Café incorporates elements from the video game series into everything they do. So of course you will love everything about this place. From their website to the items they serve to their location, every details is filled with style and cuteness. Check it out! More about Kirby Café: Website Facebook

Plumes Wallpapers

Plumes Wallpapers

It's been a long time since we haven't shared any Wallpapers for you guys to download for your desktops. Let us know if this is something you will like to see more on Abduzeedo. By the meantime, we would like to share the latest series entitled:  Plumes by Ari Weinkle. For his latest project, Ari went experimenting the colours, the complexity and the structure of feathers. You can't help but to admire his choice of vivid colours and the level of details is just ridiculously good-looking. A series of generative artworks inspired by the colors and structural complexity of feathers. Download the entire Wallpaper Set About Ari Weinkle Ari is an artist and designer based in Boston, USA. Ari finds the time to work on his craft at breaking apart different forms such as human figure, geometric and organic shapes. For more information: http://ariweinkle.com.

Burbucar: a Super Cool Car Wash Design and Concept

Tired of taking your car to that same old boring car wash around the corner? Well, great design can also be found in a car wash, at least at this one in Madrid. Burbucar, a project by Lina Toro, will certainly get your attention and make you want to take your car for a wash. Take a look. Not only the place looks great but 80% of the water they use is recycled, which is great for the car wash business. I always like when someone creates a new concept for an old thing. Hope you guys like it too. Burbucar is a carwash located at Costa Rica Street in Madrid. It is an established business, which uses clean and innovative processes and seeks to visualize its philosophy by means of a renewed image. The carwash occupies the ground floor of a 7-storey building, in a 70 m-long and 12 m- wide tube. It rests on a 10cm neoprene bedding, which absorbs vibrations of the machines at the car wash tunnel. 80% of the water used is recycled at a purifying room, through 6 specific tanks. In winter, humidity exceeds 80% and the apparent temperature is 0ºC. Running non-stop 12 hours a day from Monday to Saturday, an average of 80 cars are washed daily at Burbucar. The comission is made with a single condition: the running of the business will not be interrupted at any time. The project is executed in one month. Uninterrupted. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Behind the Scenes: Not Only a Car Wash #BehindTheScenes offers spaces, associated with the waiting time, which visualize the formerly hidden washing processes. #BehindTheScenes changes the corporate image of the conventional carwash into the technified SPA. #BehindTheScenes the technic decision of coating every surface with epoxy paint solves the general concept, allows a quick execution and the maintenance. #BehindTheScenes fuses architecture, design and technic in a combined operation.

 Insights from some of the Top Women Leaders in Design & Tech

Insights from some of the Top Women Leaders in Design & Tech

While surfing around (as usual), I stumbled across this article from an event called: Women in Design: Voice and Risk hosted by Designer Fund. And the article was about coming insights from some of the top women leaders in design/tech industry as we may all know that is pretty Patriarchy (male-dominated society). As speakers, the event reunited some well-known designers like: Jessica Hische, Anisha Jain, Tiffani Jones Brown just to name a few. We'll share a couple of insights on how women should trust themselves in this industry. Hope you will enjoy! Each of these women comes from a unique personal background and sits in her own place along the introvert-extrovert spectrum. They each also manifest their leadership qualities differently, from the influential lettering artist working in near isolation to the tech executives managing dozens of employees. But one thing they all agree on is that a good dose of reality is the best way to set their critical inner voices straight. Tiffani Jones-Brown, Creative Director at Pinterest, described this as a screaming voice that says “I don’t fit here, I don’t fit here, I don’t fit here” — a little parachute on your back that makes it difficult to run fast, and discourages you from taking risks to avoid making mistakes. But our speakers noted that this calms down when they acknowledge real evidence that things are going well.     The first key is to find the right communication vehicles for your style. For example, Julie tends to need alone time to properly process new information and come to a conclusion about next steps. This can be challenging in meeting-heavy environments, where groups of people try to hash out opinions in the moment. Julie found that it was helpful to set expectations with her colleagues about her preferred communication style, and she has found other ways to share her thoughts, including writing notes, sending follow-up emails, commenting on docs ahead of time, and staying active in internal communication channels. ...strives for balance in conversations, but for her, it’s about using her voice and helping other people feel heard too. “I love talking and am very dominating in conversations. I have to keep it in check all the time.” Navigating meetings with her clients can be tricky, because they’re “basically phone calls with a whole bunch of alphas” — she’s the alpha of her company, her clients are the alphas of theirs — and often everyone is just waiting for their turn to speak. To make space for all voices, including hers, Jessica “whiteboards” what people are saying in her head while they talk, then verbally summarizes their viewpoints alongside her own. Credits Originally from Nathalie Arbel Photos from Melanie Riccardi Read more about this article: https://medium.com/@designerfund/how-to-trust-yourself-23d01227d83b#.mrrkclolv.

Bridge Speaker Series Posters

Bridge Speaker Series Posters

The awesome folks from Moniker had a request to create posters of the Designer Fund Bridge Speaker Series. Where they would invite legends like John Bielenberg, Wilson Miner and more. To speak about a wide range of topics from leadership and trends. I personally love the graphic design style of this project for the main reason that you can clearly see that is handmade. The concept with the mix of colours are just so appropriate to the reflection of the talks. About Moniker Moniker is a design and branding studio based in beautiful San Francisco, USA. Over the years, they managed to work with brands like: Coca-Cola, Google, Android, Herman Miller and more. For more information: http://monikersf.com.

Impressive Artworks by Yulia Brodskaya

Impressive Artworks by Yulia Brodskaya

Back in 2010 we showcased Yulia's work here for the first time. And of course we are past due for an update of her astonishing pieces. This is why today we will show you some of Yulia's latest artworks. Her talent of transforming paper into art is superb, take a look. Since 2010 she added lots of inspiring pieces to her portfolio, so make sure to head to her website to check the entire collection. Enjoy! Yulia Brodskaya is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator. She uses two simple materials-paper and glue, and a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper - to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper artworks. She started working as a graphic designer and illustrator in 2006, however quickly abandoned the computer programs in favour of paper art: "Paper always held a special fascination for me. I've tried many deferent methods and techniques of working with it, until I found the way that has turned out to be 'the one' for me: now I draw with paper instead of on it". (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Workspaces Inspiration

Workspaces Inspiration

I recently met with an ergonomic expert about some thoughts on how we and I spent our entire day working on our computers through phone, notifications, distractions, meetings, emails and whatnot. Really interesting because you wouldn't pay attention but they do make a big difference in the long run. I can share some tips in my upcoming post but for now, let's just sick back and enjoy with some  Workspaces Inspiration. Taking the time to work in an efficient & stress-free environment can make a huge impact in your productivity. By Reinventor By bigfanagency By ultralinx By designchaser By vedadcolicdizajn By minimalsetups By minimalsetups By karolortyl (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); By minimalsetups By minimalsetups By minimalsetups By Satechi By esymai By melanieabrantesdesigns By Ugmonk

Portfolio Sites Inspiration

Portfolio Sites Inspiration

With the launch from our friends at May1Reboot, we've been seeing hundreds and hundreds of portfolios from the community which is a great thing. So many works done with so many talented people all over the industry. We've selected a few ones for this inspiration post that really strikes us not only by their portfolio but also how creative the concept of their site is, the responsiveness, UX flow and how playful it is since most of the sites nowadays tend somehow to share the same structure. Site by Christopher Ireland Designed by The Nero Designed by Deux Huit Huit Designed by Benjamin Guedj Designed by SFCD Designed by Active Theory (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Designed by Spring/Summer Designed by Rezo Zero Designed by Plastic Studio Designed by Robin Mastromarino Designed by Xavier Bourdil Designed by Vanderlanth