A couple years ago, I bookmarked the portfolio site of creative agency Drexler as website design inspiration. I checked back with them recently only to discover that their site had been updated to become even more awesome. With a split-screen layout, unconventional menu placement, the inclusion of a monospaced typeface, and information panels that interactively slide in on project pages, the design of the site is unapologetically modern. It showcases Drexler’s range of elegantly designed projects quite beautifully.
Faux Fur Infinity Scarf
This cozy faux fur infinity scarf would make such a luxurious and thoughtful holiday gift for your fashionista mom or stylish best friend.
Taste: The Infographic Book of Food
In Taste: The Infographic Book of Food, infographics with beautifully modern styling, charming texture, and lovely color palettes illuminate the origins, consumption patterns, traditions, trends, and facts associated with the food that we eat every day. The book was written by Laura Rowe, illustrated by Vicki Turner, and art directed by Melissa Smith. It would make a wonderful holiday gift for the designer/foodie on your list.
— via Brave the Woods
You See More When You Draw
When I was somewhere around the age of 10, I sat positioned on my grandparents' living room couch, meticulously drawing their adjoining dining room — the china cabinet filled with dishes and trinkets, the family pictures on the wall, the table and chair set, and everything in between. Since then, the details of this room have always been particularly vibrant in my mind. Because of this, I can say that I completely agree with the sentiment behind a new program at Amsterdam's Rijks Museum: "You see more when you draw."
The program bans photography within the museum, but encourages visitors to more fully immerse themselves in the artwork by drawing it. The Rijks Museum says of the program:
In today’s world of mobile phones and media a visit to a museum is often a passive and superficial experience. Visitors are easily distracted and do not truly experience beauty, magic and wonder. This is why the Rijksmuseum wants to help visitors discover and appreciate the beauty of art and history through drawing.
...perhaps we should start employing this tactic in our daily lives too.
— via exPress-o