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The Flop Box A bad beginning makes a bad ending 4/14/2014 Peter Saul curated group show @ Zürcher Studio Austin Lee Taylor McKimens Karl Wirsum Judith Hudson Irena Jurek Bento Modular Laptop Concept - Internet Siao The Bento modular laptop concept by designer by René Woo-Ram Lee is a laptop that comes in different parts that can be mixed and match to fit many different users. This allows the users to customize the different modules of a laptop easily without having to go with different devices for different events. Basically the Bento modular laptop concept comes with a case with pre-cut slots that will be able to fit different modules of a portable computer, such as the main display and mix-and-match components such as external batteries, a mobile phone, and a tablet PC. For example, if the user anticipates a long period of usage without being able to charge the Bento laptop, an extra battery can be easily swapped out in place of an external hard drive. Even the keyboard that comes with it has double uses as well. It is a tablet PC on its own where it can also be configured to be a touchscreen keyboard, piano or even a giant trackpad.

50 Amazing Brochure Design Examples to Get Your Inspiration Out I’d like to come back to the basics of web design, I mean printing products. Do you know that printed brochures is an old and classic way to represent different information about a company and its products in order to attract more people. A business brochure is a key component of a marketing pack of any company. It looks like a small booklet that contains product info or promotional materials. A well-designed brochure can present a positive image of your company and provide useful facts about your business products and services at the same time. 20 more awesomely untranslatable words from around the world If only you could use these words in Scrabble. Photo: Jeremy Mates When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, but that part of the essence of the word is lost as it crosses from one language to another. This often is due to different social and cultural contexts that have shaped how the word is used. In the novel Shame, Salman Rushdie’s narrator suggests: “To unlock a society, look at its untranslatable words.” Here are 20 words that don’t translate directly into English; what may these words tell us about the societies in which they come from?

pia jane bijkerk The humid air and persistent drizzle last Saturday (actually the Saturday before last… it’s taken me quite some time to compose this post) did not deter us from having an intimate garden party to celebrate Laly’s second birthday. I have not hosted a party since we lived on the houseboat in Amsterdam, so I was feeling a bit daunted about the idea and wondered if I could do it without getting completely overwhelmed and stressed (the main reason why I don’t host parties – dinner ones or otherwise). I worked hard for the two weeks leading up to the event to be really present with my time and to let things go if they weren’t working out the way I intended, or if things happened that stopped me from being able to create exactly what I had envisioned. My intention was to try my best to have fun with each part of the process – painting the bunting, gathering the flora, cooking, setting up… I still got stressed, and we still had a family meltdown the day of the party. BUT. Stunner.

Stunning Collection of Abstract Art Paintings Top Home » Illustration • Inspiration » Stunning Collection of Abstract Art Paintings Abstract art is an interesting form of art that makes use of visual language of form, color and line. These elements create an interesting work of art that stays alive with a scale of independence from visual references in the world. We have collected some dazzling examples of abstract art and paintings by the world famous artists.

Free Vector Brand Logotypes - H » Home page Free Logotypes catalogue contains only best logos of famous companies worldwide. The logotypes were manually sorted and checked. All the files available in three vector formats: CDR (CorelDraw 12), EPS (EPS 7, zipped) и WMF (rar-archive). 50 Cool Text Logo Designs Advertisement A Logo is a very important graphical element that helps a trademark or commercial brand to be easily recognizable. Logos in the similar markets are mostly quite different from each other — they are different in their shapes, colors, fonts, and images. This makes them unique and stand out from the rest. Logos can also be useful for identifying organizations and other non-commercial entities. Large firms mostly get their logos designed from big companies who specialize in logo designing and use other companies like Quality Logo Products, Inc. for their promotional products.

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English Approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language, in fact it's the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish). Interestingly enough it's the number 1 second language used worldwide - which is why the total number of people who speak English, outnumber those of any other. But whilst it's the most widely spoken language, there's still a few areas it falls down on (strange and bizarre punctuation rules aside). We look at 25 words that simply don't exist in the English language (and yet after reading this list, you'll wish they did!)

brown dress with white dots “ There is a life review, of course, but it was so much more interesting than I had ever imagined. For one thing, they show you how and where your life really happened. Things you didn’t experience or weren’t ever aware of, but which dyed the fabric of your life its final color.— Jonathan Carroll / Child Across the Sky “ How volatile and untrustworthy memory is. How naive we are to depend on such a fragile, temperamental mechanism to keep our most important records straight.— Jonathan Carroll / Bathing the Lion “ We want to be loved for what we are, but also for what we want others to _think_ we are.— Jonathan Carroll / Bones of The Moon

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