Pigeon architecture
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I was walking across the Hungerford Bridge in London recently watching the pigeons roosting on different parts of the structure. I love the way these birds are so adaptable, and fit into the strangest parts of the urban environment. Really, this needs celebrating. Pigeons tend to get a bad rap, with their perching discouraged through

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Lunar geological visualization vs Joshua Davies
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Separated at birth…  

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Microsoft Surges After Sales, Profit Beat Estimates
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Woo Hoo!! I’ll probably regret being enthused, but what the hell! “This is a big deal,” said Jane Snorek, a Minneapolis- based analyst at First American Funds, which manages $55 billion in assets, including Microsoft shares. “It will change the sentiment on Microsoft absolutely.” Net income increased 23 percent to $4.29 billion, or 45 cents

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Slinkachu
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  I like the subtlety of the row of Starbucks in this disaster in miniature.

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110+ Resources For Creative Minds
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  110+ Resources For Creative Minds

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Paul Rand
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Grumpy old curmudgeon, aka design god (Monoscope) Some great Paul Rand quotes. “Don’t try and be original, just try to be good”. “To do things with quality. I think this is what in a big sense aesthetics means”. “Order. Variety. Contrast. Symmetry. Tension. Balance. Scale. Texture. Space. Shape. Light. Shade. Color. The elements of shape.

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A beautiful bunker
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VItraP » The romance of the Ukranian fertilizer bunker

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Data visualization
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Here’s a beautiful set of mathematical visualizations from the Center for Mathematical Modeling.  (from Visual Complexity)

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Madeline counting
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It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted a video of Madeline. I think the last time she was just walking. So really quite a while. It’s not that we haven’t been taking video. I just found nearly three Gb of videos sitting on our camera. Anyway, Madeline is enjoying counting. Really enjoying it. It

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Expression around the Clock
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On the 4th of October Microsoft held a worldwide, design-focused event  called Expression Around the Clock. Partially it was an opportunity to expose people from the design community to the Expression suite of tools. More importantly it was the beginning of an effort by the company to engage with the creative community much more closely

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