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Month: June 2021

  • Studio Ghibli x Seiko Watch Comes With A Heartfelt Reminder From Hayao Miyazaki

    Image via Seiko Studio Ghibli has joined hands with Japanese watchmaker Seiko to create a thoughtful watch honoring the 1986 feature film, Laputa: Castle in the Sky. And fans will indeed have their heads in the clouds with the collaborative piece’s elegant details, complete with a sweet message by Hayao Miyazaki. The special timepiece, limited […]

    June 30, 2021

  • KFC Opens Yurt-Style Location That Fits Right Into The Desert Of Inner Mongolia

    Images via Shutterstock and sylv1rob1 / Shutterstock.com No, this isn’t the Mars Desert Research Station. Located in the Xiangshawan (Whistling Dune Bay) resort of Ordos Prefecture in Inner Mongolia, a finger-lickin’ gem takes visitors’ breaths away with its unique design that blends right into the desert theme of the travel hotspot. The KFC location here […]

    June 30, 2021

  • MIT & Harvard Researchers Develop Face Mask That Can Detect COVID-19

    Image via Wyss Institute at Harvard University Researchers from MIT and Harvard have developed a face mask that can detect SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, in a wearer’s breath within just 90 minutes. This new sensor technology can be tweaked to detect any kind of virus or toxin, and is small enough to be […]

    June 30, 2021

  • Picasso & Mondrian Paintings Recovered Nearly A Decade After Greek Heist

    Mondrian’s ‘Stammer Windmill’. Image by Netherlands Institute for Art History via Wikimedia Commons (public domain) A painting that Pablo Picasso presented as a gift to the National Art Gallery of Athens in 1946 was inscribed with a special message from the artist: “For the Greek people, a tribute from Picasso.” However, in 2012, two thieves […]

    June 30, 2021

  • Police VR Simulations Train Them To Handle Shootings & Other Real-Life Scenarios

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Video screenshot via VirTra To prepare for real-world incidents like mass shootings and severe mental health episodes, virtual reality simulations are now part of the training curriculum for police departments in the United States, according to internal lesson plan documents picked up by Motherboard. Role-playing scenarios […]

    June 30, 2021

  • How to Help Your Clients Overcome Fear of Commitment

    Making decisions can be difficult. Yet, some people have a harder time than others. Such fear of commitment can affect multiple areas of life – including business. In particular, the process of building a website is rife with important decisions to be made. Because of that, a commitment-phobic client may become overwhelmed. Having to make […]

    June 30, 2021

  • Case Study: SSSolitaire: A Six Socks Studio interactive experience

    It all began around Christmas time, just less than a week before the holidays started. Although it was kind of last-minute, we looked for a little gift…

    June 30, 2021

  • 45+ Groovy Fonts Inspired by the ’70s

    Do you want a font that’s funky, groovy, and perfect for your retro or vintage designs? If so, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for something to spice up your logo or just want some fresh inspiration for your next design project, these ’70s fonts are sure to fit the bill! The 1970s was […]

    June 29, 2021

  • Tesla Announces ‘Budget,’ More Lightweight Electric Hatchback Debuting In 2023

    Image via tarheel1776 / Shutterstock.com Tesla recently revealed that it was working on an electric hatchback that could debut in 2023. As reported by Autocar, the new vehicle will be smaller and cheaper than the automaker’s existing models, but will consist of the same futuristic features Tesla is known for. At Tesla’s Battery Day Event, […]

    June 29, 2021

  • Studio Ghibli Sets Imagined In The Real World Are A Daydream Come True

    Images by HouseholdQuotes and featured with permission Aside from the mouthwatering dishes, no Studio Ghibli film is complete without its unique dreamscapes. Part of the magic in Hayao Miyazaki’s world is its assortment of cottagecore interiors. While alluring, their lived-in looks bring a touch of realism, as if you were welcome into those homes. To […]

    June 29, 2021

  • Adorable Billboards Meet The Eye Level Of Dogs With Pawchasing Power

    Image by Jinx and featured with permission While dog food startup Jinx started out as a direct-to-consumer company when it launched just before the pandemic it now wants to go direct-to-dog with a Target presence. To tease its products rolling out in 400 Target locations, the company has made billboards readable for its direct audience […]

    June 29, 2021

  • New York Hospital Conveys The Beauty Of Organ Donation In Personal, AI Campaign

    [Click here to view the video in this article] Video screenshot via Montefiore Health System New York-based hospital and healthcare provider Montefiore Health System, together with advertising agency Alto, have launched a new platform for patients needing organ donations to appeal to the public. The Live and Let Live digital platform aims to help patients […]

    June 29, 2021

  • Vincent Van Gogh ‘Bookmark’ He Designed As A Gift Goes On View For First Time

    Image via Martien van Gaalen / Shutterstock.com A never-before-seen artwork by Vincent van Gogh is now on display at the Here to Stay exhibition in Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. Unlike most of the Post-Impressionist artist’s paintings, however, this one fits best inside a book. The pencil sketches, revealed exclusively to The Art Newspaper, were discovered […]

    June 29, 2021

  • Say ‘I Do’ To Modern Engagement Rings That Are Inclusive & Gender-Neutral

    Image via Blue Nile No matter your gender identity, everyone should get to celebrate their love with a fancy engagement ring. And now, with Zac Posen and Blue Nile’s new collection of gender-neutral engagement and wedding rings, it’s finally possible. The new collaboration features 12 rings, with a variety of styles for every taste. From […]

    June 29, 2021

  • The WordPress Widgets Screen Joins the Gutenberg Era

    Longtime users of WordPress have seen lots of UI changes over the years. It’s become sleeker, more accessible, and consistent. You can see the difference on virtually every screen. Yet, one area that had seen surprisingly little change in recent years is the Widgets screen. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as its drag-and-drop functionality […]

    June 29, 2021

  • 20 Best New Sites, June 2021

    Ever since online stores first emerged they’ve faced one big challenge compared to their real world rivals; yes, it’s convenient to shop wherever, whenever you want, and delivery options permitting, buy from anyone anywhere in the world. But it’s a minimal experience compared to the fuller sensory experience of shopping in the real world. Online […]

    June 29, 2021

  • Popular Design News of the Week: June 21 2021 – June 27, 2021

    Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best way to keep up with the most important stories for web professionals is to subscribe […]

    June 28, 2021

  • Beeple, Who Sold $69M NFT, Opens Platform To Sell ‘Historic Moments’ Digitally

    Image via WeNew Beeple, who previously sold an NFT artwork for US$69 million, has now launched a new blockchain platform, WeNew. On WeNew, users will be able to collect historic moments as NFTs, starting with tennis star Andy Murray’s 2013 triumph at Wimbledon. Despite the numerous NFT platforms sprouting up on the internet over the […]

    June 26, 2021

  • Roosevelt Statue Outside Museum Of Natural History Gets Approval To Be Removed

    Image via S-F / Shutterstock.com Last year, as numerous problematic monuments were taken down around the country, the American Museum of Natural History put in a request for a equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt, which sits in front of its entrance, to be removed. Now, the New York City Public Design Commission has voted unanimously […]

    June 26, 2021

  • All Drone Owners Must Now Pass A TRUST Test To Fly Legally In The US

    Image via Shutterstock Going forward, all drone owners—even those flying recreationally—will need to pass a free online training program by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in order to fly legally in the US. The test, known as the The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), will be required for all drones that weigh more than 0.55 […]

    June 26, 2021

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