Latte Art – Charming Coffee Designs

Latte Art is a trend that has become popular several years ago. The secret is simple – you have to stir espresso and steamed milk creating charming surface pattern or even design. Coffee foam art requires great skills but results are truly awesome. Today there are few international Latte Art contests where best artists (each of them is called “barista”) demonstrate their creativity and original performance. We thought that it would be a great inspiration for you people to see the collection of some of the most original examples of these amazing designs.

Wikipedia:
A barista (from the Italian for “bartender”) is a person, usually a coffee-house employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks.

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Bus Stops Today: No More Banality!

We all have got tired of the trivial things in our life that make it dull and even more boring. Amazing and not standard ideas help us to make it multicolored and bright. We don’t want the routine and the drab days anymore, we crave for sun and happiness in the eyes. The main goal of the modern architecture is to create the bright environment for citizens and make it eye-catchy. Today you can find various original architectural solutions in the streets of your city and most of them are really stunning. Without them the city can lose its identity and become bleak.

This post is dedicated to the great examples of creative bus stops (some of them are real and some of them are futuristic) that are to be found all around the world. Hope, you will enjoy them too.

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Bus Stops

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Bus Stops

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Weekly Roundup #4 – Only Cool Stuff!

Alright, it’s time for a weekly roundup and we want to share with you the creative stuff that we have found during this week. As usual, there were a number of cool posts for various tastes in different categories, but we tried to focus our attention only on the most interesting. So, welcome this Friday post that features really cool stuff of the past week.

Let’s start!

Human Photo Manipulation: 50 Amazing Artworks – this post is a great source of inspiration. Browse it and create your own stunning art! Photography category.

Weekly Roundup

No more problems with finding Photoshop brushes! 30 Awesome Collection of High Quality Splatter Brushes and Tutorials post features the most coveted items. Tutorials category.

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7 Most Original Art Museums Exterior Designs

Art was always a great source of inspiration and today it is one of the most important functions. Do you like modern art museums? Of course we can find many amazing things there but we’ve decided to go outside and find the most inspirational exterior architectural designs of the world famous art museums. Hope you’ll like them all as well.

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an art museum in Denver, Colorado (DUH!). New design of the building was created by Studio Daniel Libeskind and Denver company named Davis Partnership Architects. As you can see this concept design is based on shape irregularities and changing vectors. Pretty impressive and spectacular exterior design makes this building one of the most remarkable sights in Colorado.

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Tasty Collection of USB Flash Drives.

If you are hungry, it’s better for you not to browse this collection, ‘cause it features plenty of tasty things  that will make you feel even more hungry. All the displayed here items are creative data storage devices – USB flash drives that all have the original look of the artificial food. While looking through this collection it is impossible not to dream about a nutritious dinner or just a snack.  These items come in various forms: cake with cream, hot donuts, cereals, really big hamburgers, ripe fruits and appetizing pizza slices. As you see, the collection is undoubtedly tasty. With these unique flash drives your working space will become more creative and colorful. That’s great to get one of them, because such things are widely popular in our digital age.
So, let’s start and browse this amazing collection of USB flash drives.

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USB Flash Drive

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USB Flash Drive

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Weekly Roundup #3 – Enjoy

Well another week has gone and we are here to show your best stuff that have been submitted to Design Float. This week has less posts about typography and different tutorials but it doesn’t mean that we haven’t found nothing interesting for you.

Category Graphic Design has really remarkable entry – Stunning Showcase of Various Batman Artworks from blueblots.com.

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High in the Sky – Best Airport Control Tower Designs

We were quite surprised when found out that not all airports have control towers. Nevertheless, these great architecture facilities are worth being admired. There are few interesting facts about airport towers – full control tower structures usually have windows that circle the entire top floor, giving all round vision. The windows are usually tiled outwards at 15 degrees, because otherwise the controllers would see the reflection of their equipment. The ceiling may also be painted black. So, as you can see these functional requirements are pretty much the serious limitations in terms of design.

These original towers are real architecture and design masterpieces because it is not so easy to create original design for such huge building. But as they say there are no limits for human imagination and engineers once again prove this rule. We think that our examples show how some original ideas can be transformed into different designs. For example, if you take a look at Vienna tower you’ll notice that it reminds a big battle ship; Madrid’s tower is made in awesome UFO style, Sydney tower looks like a piece of Russian space station and Fort Worth Alliance Airport Control Tower is a huge ice-cream.

The bottom line is that being creative is not that hard and all you have to do is just turn on your imagination – that’s all. Now let’s get back to our towers – let’s enjoy these great architectural and engineering wonders!

Fort Worth Alliance Airport Control Tower

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Stockholm Airport Control Tower

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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Control Tower

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The Dance of Fire – Stunning Contemporary Fireplaces.

The fireplace brings harmony and beauty to your home. It is ideal for creating the romantic and cosy atmosphere for the whole family. Even when you are alone this evening, the wonderful flames will set the relaxing and inspiring mood. This is the place where you can linger with great pleasure and dream. Contemporary fireplaces can be the perfect way to decorate your apartments and add the stylish point to the whole design concept. Among the models of the modern fireplaces you can find whatever you want: minimalistic items, the luxurious examples of the classical style, stunning fireplaces made of glass and a number of others. This post features the gorgeous examples of the mentioned above fireplaces. Let’s browse them!

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Weekly Roundup #2 – Smile;)

This week’s round-up is little bit humorous because we got few great posts that are aimed to show funny aspects of web design. We believe that such attitude is great because great mood is the cornerstone of creative and efficient work. So let’s start!

“50 Photoshop Disasters that will make you say OMG!” from richworks.in is the winner in Graphic Design on this week. This is great post that will make you laugh for sure as same as we did.


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Forza Italia! Top Ten Italian Car Designs from the 60′s and 70′s

Best Classic cars of the 1960/70 from the Italian car design were prolific and have introduced the concept of Supercar. Pininfarina,Italdesign, Ghia and Zagato, designed the most beautiful cars of the 20th century and these designs bureaus were at the forefront of the concept car movement.

There is no doubt that Italian design firms were and still are the trendsetters in the world of automotive design. Though Pininfarina, Italdesign and others were pioneers they do their job with excellence because all those elegant designs became an essential part of auto design history.

The cornerstone of Italian designers is putting creative elements in the exterior design, experimenting with the shapes, colors and new materials. You may have noticed that all these supercars have really aerodynamic body and this feature became a trademark of the Italian super cars. Another revolutionary thing was the original interior design that was very ascetic though still elegant and charismatic. We’ve got nothing to do except keep praising the Italian designers and show you our vision of really notable Italian supercar designs from that legendary epoch. Enjoy!

1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo

1972 Maserati Boomerang


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