COLOURFUL BALLET DANCERS PHOTOGRAPHY
Self-taught photographer, Annija Veldre is now a talented artist based in Riga, Latvia. Her series of photographs entitled “The Dream Of Being A Ballerina”, portrays young ballerinas training in a dance studio wearing white tights and colorful tutus.
ENCHANTING BOOK SCULPTURES INSPIRED BY FAIRY TALES
Su Blackwell, an English artist, imagines these poetic and meticulous book sculptures, inspired by folkloric books and fairy tales, which enchant our imagination and wake our child’s soul.
THE AIRBNB FOR HISTORIC LANDMARKS LETS YOU SLEEP IN A CASTLE
Founded in 1965, the U.K.-based Landmark Trust finds and rescues historic buildings, restoring them to their former glory. Then, after they're renovated, the nonprofit rents them out as vacation homes.
GOOGLE IS ENLISTING ARTISTS TO PAINT ITS MASSIVE DATA CENTERS
Our letters, our schedules, our photos, and our memories: all the most intimate details of our lives are increasingly stored in the cloud. But "cloud" is a bit of a misnomer. Google wants to change that—so it's launched the Data Center Mural Project. The goal is to not only better integrate these buildings into their local communities, but to also give them an appearance that better reflects the oceans of colorful, personal data they store inside.
MUXXI POP ILLUSTRATIONS
Based in Guatemala, illustrator Muxxi uses all her imagination to design creatures and unusual characters. With colorful and pop creations, close to a kawaii style, she invites us to discover a world where young girls dream of small colored monsters.
CLEVER PLAYDOH AD PRINT
DDB Colombia imagined a campaign for the very playful brand Play-Doh. At first glance, we wonder why the pots are lined up, but after that we notice a word is written as a caption. In fact, each color combination is a palette of infinite possibilities and correspond to a character that children often play to recreate with their little hands: a clown, a soldier or a dragon.
UX REALITY CHECK: 14 HARD TRUTHS ABOUT USERS
After any amount of time in the design industry, you’ll most certainly hear someone refer to users as "dumb." This sort of thinking discounts a key component of good design: human psychology. Understanding some basics of user behavior, then applying them to design, is one of the most important things a company can do.