Design Filter
  1. I have to assign meaning to the problem, and understand its implications before I can begin to imagine a solution. Design is a language that is greater than the sum of its visual parts. Design begins with words.

    Design
  2. How Much Poison Is Acceptable in Our Technology?

    Designer Ash Huang questions whether tech designs for the majority, or for the majority of white males. “For an industry that complains about the inconvenience of waiting for a cab, doing laundry, or picking up takeout, we sure build a lot of suffering into our apps.”

    Design
  3. Durrow shawl

    Learn about how Lucy Hague made her intricately beautiful durrow shawl — a hand-knitted, Celt-inspired piece she designed herself — from sketch to fruition.

    Art
  4. jiminy magazine

    The brainchild of two friends from the UK, Danni Claire and Emily Long, jiminy magazine is a lifestyle site that focuses on sustainability in food, travel, beauty products, and more.

    Design
  5. Shopfront Elegy

    Vici MacDonald photographs British commercial and industrial facades, often traveling to areas most people wouldn’t consider photogenic. For her, storefronts are more than just windows and signs: they’re “urban tales which deserved noticing and recording.”

    Architecture
    The Old Cinema, Baxter Gate, 37-40 Churchgate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, 2016 • Thank goodness for bingo keeping all these old cinemas alive...
  6. Mer Mag

    At Mer Mag, illustrator and dollmaker Merrilee Liddiard spreads her love for crafts and kid-friendly DIY projects, from whimsical costumes to homemade party decorations.

    Crafts
  7. A Dash of Color: Four Crafts and DIY Blogs to Explore

    From homemade toys to party decorations, these sites inspire visitors to add a touch of whimsy (and good design) to their everyday lives.

    Art

    No-sew masks by Flax & Twine.

  8. The Scott Brothers

    Known for their HGTV home improvement and lifestyle shows, the Scott Brothers — identical twins Drew and Jonathan and older brother J.D. — produce real estate and construction-focused entertainment across multiple platforms.

    Business
  9. Robert M. Ball

    Robert M. Ball is an illustrator, designer, and comic artist who creates an array of work for clients, from book covers to calendars to posters. He has a knack for producing images in popular culture, from his Beautiful Death series and Game of Thrones commissions.

    Art
  10. Building an Online Home: The Hub of a Science Journalist

    Explore the website of Julia Rosen, a freelance science journalist.

    Design
    Photo courtesy of Julia Rosen
  11. Architecture
  12. How to Create a Museum, Wherever You Are

    At the TED Ideas blog, a curator and an artist show how they transformed the Mumbai setting of Slumdog Millionaire into a vibrant, community-made museum.

    Art
  13. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.

    Autism

    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  14. Building an Online Home: A Historical Fiction Writer’s Customized Author Hub

    Novelist Julian Stockwin uses the Profile theme for his personalized author hub.

    Authors
    The front page of Julian Stockwin's website, which uses the Profile theme.
  15. Paper Fashion

    Artist Katie Rodgers works at the intersection of fashion, drawing, and mixed media. On her site, you’ll find whimsical creations and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her process.

    Art