9 Beautiful Mobile Apps To Download Now

Only great design for your devices! These beautiful apps are a joy to use.

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Tired of flipping through hundreds of app store pages and seeing only ugly, clunky designs? Give your delicate fingers a break: We found you nine beautiful mobile apps recognized for raising the bar in app design. If you’re as into tech and design as we are, you’ll love today’s Design9 feature. Continue reading

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A New Vision of Art and Community for Homeless People

Through the Austin organization Art from the Streets, homeless people find a place to create — and to belong.

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A New Vision of Art and Community for Homeless People | DesignGood

“When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.” — Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Every Tuesday and Thursday, paper, paintbrushes, pastels and other art supplies are placed on workstations lining the halls of St. David’s Trinity Center in Austin, Texas. The doors open at 1:30 p.m., and volunteers from Art From the Streets begin to welcome members of the homeless community for another Open Studio Session.
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How Home Design Supports Your Success

Running a business is hard work. That's why you need home design that feeds your soul. Interior designer Joshua Smith tells you how to get it.

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When you browse through the pictures in NYC-based interior designer Joshua Smith’s portfolio, you’ll notice something unusual happening: Of course, you’ll admire the beauty of the rooms themselves, but you’ll also feel lighter, calmer and more open. That’s a tribute to the spiritual aspect that infuses his work. Joshua believes that to thrive in business and in life, you need inspiring, nurturing home design. And in this Design Your Life column, he shares tips on how to achieve it. Continue reading

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Alison Oliver’s Sweet Life in the Design Business

The owner of Sugar studio tells us about designing, illustrating, painting and getting by with a little help from her friends.

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Alison Oliver's Sweet Life in the Design Business | DesignGood

For Alison Oliver, it was easy to imagine running her own design business someday. When she was just starting out in her career, she had some amazing role models to follow. “To come right out of school and have my first bosses be women running their own businesses was really impactful,” she says. “My mind was set early on that I wanted to start my own studio.” And she did: NYC-based Sugar. Alison’s work includes design, illustration and, most recently, painting. In this interview (edited slightly for length and clarity), she tells us about her beginnings and how she stays motivated (a good night’s sleep helps a lot). Continue reading

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9 Indie Shoe Designers You Should Be Supporting

Get ready to discover your new favorite footwear brand.

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Give those Nikes a rest – there’s a new wave of shoe designers out there who are embracing design and production methods that are friendly to animals, the environment and artisans alike. Continue reading

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