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5 Dangerous Creativity Killers

The 5 Most Dangerous Creativity Killers

When it comes to doing creative work, it’s important to not only look for ways to let our creativity thrive, but to also be mindful of insidious “creativity killers” that can sneak up and strangle our ability to come up with our best ideas. According to research from Harvard University, there are five main culprits that are responsible for killing our creativity.

It’s important to recognize these impediments to the creative thought process because many are insidious, and worse yet, most can be made on the managerial end, meaning we may be stifling our creative workers without even realizing it.

For those of us doing creative work, we must be mindful of these deterrents of the creative process so we can continue to put out our most novel ideas. …

Diane von Peepenberg

3D Printed Dress

Stunning Dita Von Teese in Revolutionary 3D-Printed DressView Complete Article Here...
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese modeled the very first fully articulated 3D-printed dress at an unveiling party earlier this week at Ace Hotel New York. The spectacular garment is made of 17 individually printed pieces with 3,000 articulated joints. To further glamorize the piece, the designers adorned the netted pattern with 12,000 black Swarovski crystals. Created by designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti, in collaboration with Shapeways, the black gown boasts an ease in movement that paves the way for future 3D-printed fashion. The Fibbonaci-inspired outfit is given its fluidity in motion through its printed hinged mesh design. While the wonders of 3D-printing technology make it possible for powdered Nylon to transform into a three-dimensional garment, it is the inclusion of the carefully designed articulation that turns the plastic attire into a material that echoes the flexib…

7 Lies of Graphic Design

7 Of The Biggest Lies In Graphic Design

Even if you don’t know much about graphic design, you can probably throw out a few cocktail-party-worthy truisms: “Comic Sans is just the worst typeface ever.” That statement is irrefutable, right? As unassailable as grass being green, Shakespeare was a genius, and Tina Fey is way funnier than Seth MacFarlane. If you want to come off as a typography dilettante, you might make some seemingly inoffensive remark like, “Well, you can’t go wrong with Helvetica.” And if Craig Ward overheard you, he’d most likely shudder and take a subtle step toward the door. It’s hackneyed statements like these that he tries to dismantle in his pocket-size Popular Lies About Graphic Design.

According to Ward, a New York–based British designer, Comic Sans “is the typographic equivalent of an innocent man on death row.” Sure, it’s ugly, he admits, but there are plenty of other bad handwriting fonts that don’t stir up nearly as much unfair bile and vitriol. And as far a…

Key Men's Accessories

Key Men’s Accessories For Spring/Summer 2013

Introduction Falling behind statement jackets and elegantly tailored suits, accessories in their various guises rarely top the fashion conscious man’s wardrobe wish list. Although something of an underrated and overlooked commodity, a carefully chosen belt or tie can create a coherent and well balanced outfit by seamlessly connecting its individual components in terms of colour and texture. Accessories don’t of course have to act as the lynchpin of a given look, but can instead providethe perfect means to express your individuality without the risk of an overly elaborate or pretentious appearance. This introduces a license to be bolder and more expressive with our sartorial selections, inviting us to dip a toe into the vast depths of menswear’s more extravagant and uncharted waters. In addition to the practicality of a backpack or watch, these items also demonstrate an advanced attention to detail nor…