Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us
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November 6, 2013 7:39 AM
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anthony luke's not-just-another-photoblog Blog: Photographer Profile ~ Erwin Blumenfeld

anthony luke's not-just-another-photoblog Blog: Photographer Profile ~ Erwin Blumenfeld | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
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Erwin Blumenfeld (1897 – 1969) was a famous American photographer of German origin.In the 1930s, he published collages mocking Adolf Hitler. In 1936, he emigrated to Paris. With the German occupation, he was interned in a concentration camp in 1940 because he was Jewish. In 1941, he could escape to the USA.In the 1940s and 1950s he became famous for his fashion photography, working for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and also for artistic nude photography. In the 1960s, he worked on his autobiography which found no publisher because it was considered to be too ironic towards society, and was published only after his death.
Early in his career he was involved with the Berlin Dadaist group that was important as the First World War ground to an end. He worked in photography in Amsterdam and by the 1930‘s was gaining a reputation for his experimental nude studies. The work he is most highly praised for are his surreal images that were highly influenced by Dadaism and the Surrealist movement.

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November 6, 2013 12:21 AM
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/// Calligraphic collection ///

calligraphic work by Alexis Persani

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great collection of inspiring calligraphies by Alexis Persani.

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November 4, 2013 11:58 AM
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DIY Watercolour and Calligraphy Birthday Card - Oh So Very Pretty | A few of our favourite little things

DIY Watercolour and Calligraphy Birthday Card - Oh So Very Pretty | A few of our favourite little things | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it

Create a DIY birthday card with watercolour and calligraphy for your friends! 

Ever caught in a moment where you forgot to get a birthday card for the party you’re heading to? Well, it’s always healthy to keep a nice stack of cards that you can use whenever the occasion calls for it. But once in a while, you know that you just have to get that special card for that person. This card is perfect easy enough to create a couple of times to ensure you’re prepared for birthdays, and also for special ones.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Cardstock 
  • Watercolor and a variety of brushes (I used a flat brush, a round brush and a small liner brush)
  • Calligraphy pen + White ink (alternatively, you can use a sharpie or any other pen)
  • Extra sheet to use as a stencil
  • Scissors
  • Envelope
  • Twine (optional)


Arusiak Kanetsyan's insight:

Creating a hand-made birthday card will mae anyone feel special. This tutorial shows in easy steps how to create a birthday card using watercolour and calligraphy. 

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November 1, 2013 8:26 AM
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Elise Cavanna – Modernist Paintings & Textile Designs / Aqua-Velvet

Elise Cavanna – Modernist Paintings & Textile Designs / Aqua-Velvet | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
A selection of both rich and dynamic paintings and textile prints by multi-faceted actress, comedienne, and dancer turned abstract artist Elise Cavanna (Elise Cavanna Seeds Armitage Welton) (United States, 1905-1963).
Arusiak Kanetsyan's insight:

A great inspirational collection of pattern drawings by a famous painter, actress, and dancer Elisa Cavanna. Her textile prints and drawings can be a great inspirational source for color combinations, texture design, and general motivation for designers. 

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October 29, 2013 7:58 AM
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26 Adorable & Cute Doodle Artwork For Your Inspiration

26 Adorable & Cute Doodle Artwork For Your Inspiration | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it

How many of us stand guilty of doodling during meetings or lectures? Doodling has become synomous with day-dreaming as depicted by the media in movies, TV shows and even cartoons. At first glance, it does seem that doodling has a negative connotation equating to being distracted from the main activity at hand. You aren’t paying attention on what you’re supposed to be focused on, because it bores you. As a result, you miss out details of the meeting or lecture and eventually regrets not paying attention to it. But there’s a plus side to doodling: when we doodle, we do itsemi-consciously. This subconsciousness is how we actually access our most creative self and come up with brilliant ideas for even our most troubling problems.

As you shall see in the following 26 awesome doodles, creativity knows no boundaries with doodlers. Doodling has gotten so popular that some has come to terms with it as doodle art. It’s about time we recognize the unlimited creativity that doodling has access to, I would say.

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October 28, 2013 10:54 AM
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david is going to die

david is going to die | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
i beg your pardon, i never promised you a rose garden
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October 28, 2013 8:22 AM
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11 Easy Tech-Inspired Halloween Costumes

11 Easy Tech-Inspired Halloween Costumes | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it

With Halloween right around the corner, don't stress over your lack of costume ideas. We've got you covered.

If there's one thing we know at Mashable, it's technology. Fortunately, we also know a little about costume design*.

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A fun and creative costume idea for technology people for Halloween.

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October 28, 2013 7:47 AM
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Conceptual Photography: 37 Great Photos Inspiration | Photography | Design Magazine

Conceptual Photography: 37 Great Photos Inspiration | Photography | Design Magazine | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it

Today’s inspiring photos collection based on conceptual photography and conceptual ideas which you never seen before. Conceptual photography as a part of conceptual art is a photography genre in which the artist makes a photograph of a concept or idea. Usually the conception of the idea precedes the realization of the photography. (wiki)

In this photo gallery, I selected 37 Great examples of Conceptual Photography from around all over the world. This collection only have amazing Photos that will take your breath-away. These photos were shot all around the World by the most professional photographers. Photography genre in which the artist makes a photograph of a concept or idea. Usually the conception of the idea precedes the realization of the photography.

Photography is always about capturing the meaning, significance and essence of a moment in time, however, conceptual photography takes this idea to the extreme, by capturing a thought, idea, or message to the viewer and communicating it in a clever and interesting method. The idea is already there in the mind, all the elements required to convey that idea is setup up an then that perfect photograph conveying the concept, big or small, comes alive. Many a times, computers are used to give the picture its final touch, but still many photographers prefer the old style in getting the real life on to the camera. Conceptual photography brings up the creative side of the photographer.

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October 23, 2013 11:19 AM
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12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations

12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Pop Art Zombie How much can makeup really transform you? That was the question we posed a few weeks ago when we saw Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andr…
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October 23, 2013 6:34 AM
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Halloween - Martha Stewart Home & Garden

Halloween - Martha Stewart Home & Garden | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
See Martha Stewart's Halloween Collections. How To and Step-by-Step Instructions from Martha Stewart.
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A huge collection of DIY for halloween, including home docoration ideas, outdoor decorations, and kids treats.

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October 20, 2013 9:44 AM
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9 Tips for Loft Living

9 Tips for Loft Living | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Wide open living space is hugely appealing, at least until you have to figure where to store your stuff, and how to separate the bedroom from the kitchen. Here are nine tricks gleaned from the Dwell archives.
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October 18, 2013 7:21 AM
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Would you pay $2,000 for a GIF?

Would you pay $2,000 for a GIF? | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
The artist Molly Soda, 24, is what you might call "Tumblr famous." The short, green-haired Chicago native has about 30,000 followers on the platform, where she posts GIFs, selfie performance...
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October 17, 2013 7:04 AM
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Loving Vincent: A Painted Animation about Van Gogh | Inspiration Grid | Design Inspiration

Loving Vincent: A Painted Animation about Van Gogh | Inspiration Grid | Design Inspiration | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it

Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films created the world’s first feature-length painted animation “Loving Vincent“, isnpired by the life and controversial death of renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh. The story is told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them.

“Every frame in the Loving Vincent movie is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted.

The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Loving Vincent features over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death.”

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Loving Vincent: A Painted Animation about Van Gogh

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November 6, 2013 7:15 AM
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Surreal Photography by Stefano Bonazzi

Surreal Photography by Stefano Bonazzi | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Stefano Bonazzi is the artist behind this collection of surreal photographs, in most of his images the faces of his models are covered by masks creating the feeling of
Cristina Gevorgyan's insight:

Surreal photography always shows the great imagination of a designer, photographer. It always goes beyond the physical world as we know it. 

Stefano Bonazzi presents us the line between imaginary and real in his photographs.

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November 5, 2013 12:14 AM
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Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in Illustrator – Design & Illustration – Tuts+

Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in Illustrator – Design & Illustration – Tuts+ | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
In this tutorial I would like to show you a few techniques on how to create a typography poster perfect for closing of summer.
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November 4, 2013 12:49 AM
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Saatchi Online Artist: Pixie Copley; Digital Photography "Rainbow Rose"

Saatchi Online Artist: Pixie Copley; Digital  Photography "Rainbow Rose" | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Photo of a rose with different rainbow coloured petals
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October 29, 2013 8:39 AM
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Portraits by Raul Arias

Portraits by Raul Arias | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Set of surreal portrait illustrations by Raul Arias.
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October 28, 2013 3:06 PM
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20 bookshelves design ideas - II - The Grey Home

20 bookshelves design ideas - II - The Grey Home | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
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October 28, 2013 8:52 AM
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Living Together in Paradise: Sculpture by Nguyen Manh Hung | 123 Inspiration

Living Together in Paradise: Sculpture by Nguyen Manh Hung | 123 Inspiration | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Impressive installation by Nguyen Manh Hung titled 'Living Together in Paradise'. Presented as part of the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in queensland, australia until the 14th of april, 2013...
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October 28, 2013 7:49 AM
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The Terrier and Lobster: Inspired by Hot Air Balloons

The Terrier and Lobster: Inspired by Hot Air Balloons | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
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October 27, 2013 11:23 AM
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How Creatives Work: The Emotional Performance Art of Marina Abramović

How Creatives Work: The Emotional Performance Art of Marina Abramović | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
It is 2010 and a woman sits in the atrium of The Museum of Modern Art. She wears a white robe and across from her sits someone else, a museum patron, or mo
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October 23, 2013 6:45 AM
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Metro Style Website Templates - The Secret Side of the Latest Design Trend

Metro Style Website Templates - The Secret Side of the Latest Design Trend | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Don't worry if you don't clearly understand the metro style design. A lot of people do the same. These metro style website templates will give you a better understanding about the new modern trend.


Some say that we have to stop following web design trends and should rather concentrate on controlling our own designs. Others disagree and insist that novelties rule the web design world. As with most things in life. the truth is somewhere in the middle. There is no right answer to stop the discussion. But without a doubt there are trends that significantly change web design. They take web design industry by storm and nothing remains the same after them. This has happened after Web 2.0 design trend for example. The same applies to the brand new and all awesome metro style web design trend too.

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Windows 8 has marked a new era in digital design. Metro style is one of the derivates of Windows 8's successful and attractive design. Check out some inspiring design in metro style.

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October 20, 2013 10:03 AM
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Handmade furniture uses nothing but cables and tension for support

Handmade furniture uses nothing but cables and tension for support | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
This furniture can hold itself together. A San Francisco-based designer named Robby Cuthbert has created architectural furniture made from wood and steel cables. The rows of cables in his chairs,...
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October 19, 2013 7:38 PM
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The 10 best contemporary still lifes

The 10 best contemporary still lifes | Best of Design Art, Inspirational Ideas for Designers and The Rest of Us | Scoop.it
Art historian Michael Petry chooses works from Marc Quinn and Sharon Core among his favourite contemporary still lifes
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