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  1. There Is So Much Power in Giving Back to People

    “I want people to smile. I know that’s simple, but there is so much power in doing something uplifting.” International street artist Kelsey Montague creates large-scale murals that are meant to be interacted with and shared.

    Art
  2. Design Mom

    Designer, author, and AltSummit founder Gabrielle Blair created Design Mom in 2006; since then, she’s published thousands of posts on design and parenting, travel, food, and other topics (from the evergreen to the timely).

    Commentary
  3. Beautiful Things Art Blog

    Interested in learning more about new artists? Rosa JH Berland is a curator and historian of modern and contemporary art. On her site, she showcases some of her favorite artists and publishes essays and reviews.

    Art
  4. Philately. Lately.

    Lovers of all things postal, rejoice! At Philately. Lately., Poland-based blogger Octavian shares treasures from his vast stamp collection, one post (no pun intended. Maybe.) at a time.

    Art
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    Image via sunkissis.com.
  6. 14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women

    Michelle Kondrich and Thomas James at Illustration Age curated a selection of women-led podcasts that focus on art, design, and visual culture.

    Art
    Illustration by Thomas James
  7. A Moveable Feast: A Brief History of the Revolving Restaurant

    From the archives of J. S. Graboyes’ Duck Pie blog, a look into the origins of an unnecessary-yet-fascinating 20th-century invention.

    Architecture
  8. Here at the End of All Things

    “Fantasy worlds are defined by limits: much is unknown in these worlds, and the unknown either resists being known, or it is left in peace.” A longread on losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros.

    Design
    Illustration by Kjell Reigstad, based on cartography by Dyson Logos.
  9. 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
  10. 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
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  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. Imaginary Client Feedback on Iconic Posters

    Graphic design agency Graphéine imagines client feedback on iconic posters, from the famous “Tournée du Chat Noir” to a CD graphic of Bob Dylan.

    Art
  14. Scott Belsky on Crafting The First Mile of Product

    “How do you build a product that engages a user quickly enough to get them to The Zone and keep them over time?” Entrepreneur and Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explores building a product for new users and focusing on the “first mile” of a user’s experience.

    Business
  15. Four Leadership Tips from the White House

    “As designers, it’s easy to get caught up in plans or in the details of a project and lose awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. It happened to me a lot at the White House.” Ashleigh Axios, former creative director at the White House, says that your work is only as good as you feel.

    Design
    Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.