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More than 400 invited guests attended the opening event of The Art Hunter in Sydney on Tuesday night. The Art Hunter launch is a collaboration between The Cool Hunter and Jaguar, and the opening night was also the Australian debut of the spectacular Jaguar C-X17 concept car. To present The Art Hunter, we engaged our dream team of collaborators, led by the incomparable Natalie Longeon and Peter Pengly from The Artistry (they designed and executed our Summer Lovers Rotate store as well), to transform a 500 m2 warehouse in Alexandria into a genuinely exciting, temporary three-week art exhibition experience. The Art Hunter is not a white-walled space where you quietly walk past pieces of art. Instead, it is an eclectic and vibrant environment where every wall is a different color (by our paint sponsor Taubmans), where there is no natural light and where the work of more than 40 artists, curated by us, is not only on display but also for sale.

25+ free unique business card PSDs As designers, we sometimes deal with clients who may be on a budget but want a super cool business card, and want it quick. As designers, we might even be that client. A business card is often viewed as the first image a person has about your business and the work you do; once they see your business card they start developing ideas about the business and you. You want to have something that makes you look professional and different. Creating a unique business card really allows your business to stand out amongst the rest. I mean think about it—how many times have you seen an “entrepreneur” use the same old template from an online printer? This Simple Mental Trick Can Slow Down Time Ever wonder why time seems to speed up the older — and busier — you get? The answer is simple: It’s probably because you’re just not paying attention. Most of us know the feeling well: As we grow up and fill our days with more busyness, time seems to fly by faster and faster. Of course, we know that time is moving at the same rate as it did during childhood, when lazy summer days seemed to stretch on infinitely. But what’s changed is our perception of time. According to neuroscientific research recently highlighted by Inc.

100 Best Photoshop Tutorials of All Time that Yield Professional Results Photoshop tutorials are one of the most popular subjects on the web, as the digital art community continues to grow and new designers bring their unique skills. However, quality Photoshop tutorials that teach you a useful effect, have a quality finished result and are well explained are harder to find, and with the large number of tutorial sites available, it can be hard to sort the quality from the mundane. In this massive roundup, we’ve collected the top 100 best Photoshop tutorials that have ever been created, that yield professional results, teach you a useful effect, are well explained, and will have you designing like a pro in no time. These tutorials are collected from niche tutorial sites around the web, and range in age from creation in 2008 to a few tutorials that were created just last week.

Celebration Of Vintage and Retro Design Advertisement Retro and vintage designs are often considered as being outdated, looking old, unattractive and dull. That’s not true. Mindfulness exercises Mindfulness practice allows you to be able to identify, tolerate and reduce difficult, painful and even frightening thoughts, feelings and sensations; it gives you back some sense of mastery over them. Rather than feeling that you are being pushed around by your feelings and thoughts you learn to be able to have some agency over them. So what is this thing called mindfulness?

100 (Really) Creative Business Cards Whichever business you’re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity. A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers. Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to have real textures, different materials and shapes. The Complete Guide to Logo Design, by Vukan Karadzic of E Logo Design™ After the great success of the Complete Logo Design Guide, released in 2007, which is currently unpublished because lots of links/resources are dead now ..., I decided to update it with new resources and reissue it. Date of this release: September 2011. Last update: February 2012. This is not a brief Photoshop tutorial on how to make your own logo. This is a list of quality resources that can help you to learn more about everything related to logo design.

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Illusion & Surrealism « Tang Yau Hoong Architectural Lighting Architectural Lighting Magazine Editorial Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Publishing Sonia Ardelia Typography - B Typography, this is the word that she has described her recent work. Sonia is a Graphic Designer from Surabaya, Indonesia. She loves reading quotes, then give a touch of art and design to them therefore her artworks are focused in Graphic Design, Print Design. Most of these designs will be printed on t-shirts. By Sonia Ardelia

Wake Induced Lucid Dreams (The WILD Technique) The Wake Induced Lucid Dream (aka WILD) is often considered the most powerful lucid dreaming technique for two reasons: Lucidity On Demand - WILDs enable you to have conscious dreams whenever you want (as long as you're in the right mental state). Peak Lucidity - WILDs produce the most vivid kind of lucid dream because there is no lapse in consciousness from waking to dreaming. Also sometimes known as the Mind Awake / Body Asleep technique, the Wake Induced Lucid Dream does exactly what the name suggests, catapulting you directly into the lucid dream state from full consciousness. The WILD method can also generate so-called Out of Body Experiences, where dreamers believe they are literally traveling beyond their physical bodies to explore the physical world beyond.