31 March 2015

Fantasy Game Landscapes Recreated In The Office Of King, Makers Of Candy Crush

Stockholm-based design agency Adolfsson & Partners has recently designed a whole new office for King, interactive game developers most known for being creators of Candy Crush.

Incorporating the universe of characters from King’s games, Adolfsson & Partners created an energetic office with both fun and intelligent design elements.

Merging different game landscapes and creating ten different areas: Deep Sea, Countryside, Treasure Island, Green Hills, Magic Forest, Sandy Dunes, Mountain Tops, Wild Jungle, Kingtown (Upper and Lower) and Pavilion Park, work becomes a fun affair.

View more images of the Candy Crush office at urdesign.

[via urdesign]

Beautiful Paintings Created With Just Coffee

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United Kingdom-based artist and illustrator Maria A. Aristidou paints beautifully using coffee as her paint.

Creating gorgeous, true to life portraits and drawings of pop culture characters, Aristidou has already gained a steady following on Instagram and Facebook.

Watch Aristidou’s demonstration of painting Yoda from Star Wars:

[via Toxel]

A Homer Simpson Bingeing Sequence Expertly Recreated In Real Life

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Production company Cinema Raven has expertly recreated a real life 9-second sequence of Homer Simpson bingeing on food while sitting in front of the television.

With near identical props, styling, and editing (including screen text), Cinema Raven brings an episode of The Simpsons to real life.

Watch the 9-second clip below:

[via YouTube]

An Oddly Satisfying Clip Of A Man's Experiments With An 'Easy Cheese' 3D Printer

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Just a few days ago, YouTube user Andrew Maxwell-Parish posted a video of his testing project of an 'Easy Cheese' 3D Printer, and it has since attracted over 600,000 views (at time of writing).

In the video, the 'Easy Cheese' 3D Printer swivels, and dispenses the aerosol cheese in a fascinating manner. When an error is encountered, Maxwell-Parish is quick to try again.

Watch the clip below:

[via YouTube]

Inspiring Typographic Doodles Feature Hand-Lettered Quotes, Cute Illustrations

If you are having a bad day and is looking for something to cheer you up, the lovely and inspiring artworks of “typography doodler and letters drawer” Eugenia Clara would probably do the trick.

Eugenia Clara’s updates on Instagram would be a welcomed sight on your feed—in addition to hand-letterings of beautiful quotes that are meant to boost spirits, her colorful typographic doodles are also filled with sweet and playful little illustrations.

You can contact her on her website about the commission of custom artworks, or purchase some of her prints here.

Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her wonderful doodles.

A photo posted by Eugenia Clara (@eugeniaclara) on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:16pm PDT

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[via Eugenia Clara’s Instagram account]

How To Sound Disgusted In Nine Different Languages

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How do you express disgust?

Find out how you can go beyond saying ‘yuck!’ in the above comic by Manchester-based illustrator James Chapman.

Click on the above image to learn more.

You might also be interested in this comic where you can learn how to toast in eight different languages.

[via James Chapman]

Watch: Cookie Monster Dishes Out Valuable Life Advice To Confused Individuals

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Creator of beloved American children’s television program PBS has recently released a video for the web featuring ‘Cookie Monster, Life Coach’.

Cookie Monster, the original giver of timeless life advice speaks to a few confused individuals who are in need of some direction.

Watch the funny clip below:

[via A.V. Club]

Real Footage Shows Dangers Of Being Distracted While Driving

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“Researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers taken from in-vehicle event recorders. The results showed that distraction was a factor in 58 percent of all crashes studied, including 89 percent of road-departure crashes and 76 percent of rear-end crashes,” stated a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

The AAA then went on to collate a video of crashes by distracted teen drivers.

The real footage shows how these individuals multitasked while on the roads—texting, talking on the phone, putting on makeup, eating or just simply not paying attention.

While the crash statistics are high for teen drivers, all of us should pay attention when we are behind the wheel.

Watch the video below and find out more about the study here.

[via SPLOID, images via AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety]

An Adorable Short On Love And Photography

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Animator Simon Taylor has produced an adorable short on two photographers having a serendipitous encounter.

Titled ‘Taking Pictures’, the animation features the shutterbug duo connecting over their love for photography.

You might also want to get behind-the-scenes for the production of one of the scenes in the video.

Watch the short below:

[via PetaPixel, images via Simon Taylor]

Webydo’s Web Design Editor Lets Designers Create Code-Free Responsive Websites

Webydo, the popular community-led cloud platform that lets designers create beautiful responsive websites without code, has announced the launch of its ‘Pixel-Perfect Responsive Editor’ for users.

Made by designers for designers, this revolutionary new tool was determined and requested for development by its growing designer community, which has seen a growth of 300% over the past six months.

This game-changing, code-free editor allows individuals to create highly-responsive sites for their clients with total creative freedom.

Features of the ‘Pixel-Perfect Responsive Editor’ include the following:

Pixel-Perfect Precision: Designers have complete control over the site’s elements, layouts, content, navigation, and functionality with pixel-perfect accuracy. Code-Free Breakpoints: Designers can scale and adopt every single element of their website to fit all devices available today and in the future with pixel-perfect accuracy.Unified Management: Designers can assign content managers to their site to efficiently manage all the site’s content from one place, preventing duplicated content that hurts SEO ranking.Total Design Flexibility: Designers can decide which design elements to add, delete, or replace in each site version in order to optimize their clients’ sites for better mobile user experienceAutomatic image optimization: Every image is optimized and a different image version is loaded according to the user’s screen.

Traditionally, there is a need for web developers to create extensive coding to produce a highly responsive site. Not only is this time-consuming—hampering progress—but it also ups the production cost, taking up to 70% of the web design budget.

With Webydo’s code-free Pixel-Perfect Responsive Editor, designers are able to take full control over design elements, allowing them to save both time and costs.

“We live in a multi-screen era and we expect optimal viewing experience on every device,” said Shmulik Grizim, Webydo’s Co-founder and CEO. “Responsive web design is therefore crucial to the success of business websites in today’s competitive market. Following our designer community request, we’ve developed a Pixel-Perfect Responsive Editor that allows designers to scale and adopt the design of their clients’ sites without writing code and with full control over every site element’s position down to the pixel. Using our code-free pixel-perfect responsive editor, designers can now make sure their sites will shine on any screens available today or in the future.”

To learn more about Webydo, please visit its website.

This feature is sponsored by Webydo’s designer community.

Watch: How The First Female Surfers In Iran Battled The Odds

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French filmmaker Marion Poizeau explores the subculture of girls who surf in Iran in her documentary, ‘Into The Sea’.

First released two years ago, Into The Sea captures the truth behind a seldom talked about topic.

Poizeau follows the story of three women: Irish pro surfer Easkey Britton, Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, and Iranian diver Shalha Yasini, who have formed the first surfing club in Iran: Waves of Freedom.

Watch how they dealt with curious bystanders, cultural norms, and other challenges while surfing in Iran.

Watch the documentary below:

Iran Surfing-First Part from marion poizeau on Vimeo.

[via Messy Nessy Chic]

Food Porn: Fresh Seafood Gets Turned Into A Gorgeous Meal Of Japanese Cuisine

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To celebrate the comeback of Yugo The Bunker, one of Madrid’s top Japanese restaurants, local agency RomeroArtero has created a delectable food porn video featuring a skilled chef creating a gorgeous dinner out of fresh seafood.

In the ad, tantalizing close-up shots of gleaming raw fish and fluffy short-grain rice beckon, while a live lobster gets seared to succulent perfection.

Check out the saliva-inducing ad below. Does it make you want to dine at the restaurant?

[via Ads of the World, video via Attic Films]