Rare Design Resource: Website design, Architecture, Home Design


Design*Sponge is a daily website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, Design*Sponge features store and product reviews, sale and contest announcements, new designer profiles, trend forecasting and store/studio tours.


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All You Need to Create a Halloween Design

We have prepared a small collection of free professional Halloween Icons, Smileys, Fonts, Templates and a pumpkin tutorial to help you meet the Halloween and update your websites easily. Enjoy!

Free amazing Halloween Smiles
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Stylish Autumn Dress For Your Blog- Free Autumn WP Themes

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.”

В  Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

Theme name: Hello Autumn
Description: This is a 3 columns autumn theme with simple illustration for the header and maple leaf icon for the sidebar title.
Demo linkВ В В Download link


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Pepsi- Brand Design Over Years

Pepsi-Cola is the world’s most famous #2 multi-billion dollar brand. We’ve prepared a short history, hope you’ll like it.



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Halloween Design Contests- Don’t Miss Your Chance!

I thought it’s still early to write about Halloween…but it turned out to be that it’s even too late! Submission to most of Halloween design contests have been stopped today at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time…sad as it is, but Halloween is not the end of the world and many other contests are waiting for your creative works.
Some contests are still active, we tried to prepare a brief info below…

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British Design: Inspired by Simplicity

In the earlier post DesignFloat has prepared the amazing collection of 31 Russian websites for inspiration, today we decided to pay our attention to the websites of British designers, illustrators, photographers. My first impression was, the websites are very simple ans minimalistic, I thought this would change once I review more websites, more portfolios, but no, it didn’t… No bright screaming colors, no shock, no excitement, just a pure simplicity and clarity. For me it was some kind of a relief and revelation, like a fresh air in the smoked room, like a glass of cold water in summer.

Online portfolio of UK designer and illustrator Mike Harrison


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The Illustrator to Adore- Evgeny Kiselev


Evgeny Kiselev is a young Russian illustrator whose amazing website we have chosen among others for one of the previous posts- 31 Russian websites that can inspire you.  He’s a 28 years old handsome young designer living in St. Petersburg and inspired by India and nature. He agreed to answer several questions from DesignFloat that we hope you will find interesting. To keep long story short let’s go ahead to the interview

How did you get into illustration design?

Some time ago I was working in design studio of a small entertaining magazine and once in a month I had to prepare bright and interesting images both for the cover and pages. This is when the idea of creating collage- based photos came to my mind and I started working on a tablet…

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Be a Human, Save an Alien!

lilu.jpg I feel soo excited and I feel sooo good! I’ve just saved and adopted an alien! Here’s my cute little angel, so lovely, so sweet!

Saveanalien is a wonderful project anyone can enjoy, it makes you stupidly smile into your monitor and play with your alien, you can’t imagine what a feeling it is! It’s like your own baby and you want to take care about him.

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A Wonderful Collection of Free Social Icon Sets

Social networks have stolen part of our life in a good sense. In the office and at home we stumble, float, digg the websites and pages that we like, we share them with our family, friends and ?olleagues. Website developers are trying to push their websites into this community in order to get more visitors, more readers, more clients. On every other website now that is not keeping to the old traditions of marketing you will find the icons of the most popular social networks. It’s obvious that the more people like your website the higher is the possibility they will share it with community, vote for it and leave a review. So why not surprise your website visitors even a bit more with the cool social icon. There was a buzz recently about lots of nice free icon sets available for web designer and web developers and we decided to bring the most popular of them into one place on Design Float. Enjoy it and let us know if you have something to add to this collection!

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DesignFloat is Looking For Unique Portfolios

Designers, illustrators, photographers, artists aim to stand out from the crowd with works they create but how they approach the development of their own website and especially their portfolio? Thinking about hundreds of websites that I see daily I can’t remember many that impressed me with their portfolios, I mean not with their works in portfolio but with portfolio as a separate organism itself.

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