Satyendra PakhalГ© is a talented designer living in Amsterdam, Netherlands.В For some time he was working at Philips Design and thenin 1998 he set up his own design practice in Amsterdam. He’s working in the various areas- furniture design, objects, products, transportation. His main material is ceramics, glass and plastic.
Holding a plate in one’s hands, its form, texture, ans case of use make the heart skip. It naturally elicits people’s smiles. WASARA is such a series of paper tableware.
Some facts about food and McDonald’s.
- Every day about 25% of Americans have launch or dinner in the fast food restaurants.
- Every year McDonald’s hires 1 million people.
-В McDonald’s gives job to teenagers.
- Every week an average American eats 3 hamburgers and 4 fries.
- Every eights person working in US was once working in McDonald’s.
- McDonald’s spends more on advertising than any other brand in the world.
- About 96% of American children aged till 6 will recognize Ronald McDonalds. More famous is only Santa.
-В McDonald’s is a place to bring children. There’s a playground in almost every restaurant.
All of us might be more or less acquainted with the Russian Matryoshka, initially the toy invented at the end of the 19th century for the children and presently one of the popular traditional Russian souvenirs. First Matryoshkas were featuring Russian girls in their folk dresses ( there were no dolls in Russia at that time) and later on the painters started drawing holidays and different events.В In the world of high technology there are still craftsmen that follow the tradition of Matryoshka design and painting but there are also new creators with the new approach.
No matterВ whether you are a huge company or just an all in one developer, from time to time all of us face the situation when we have to send a email to group of people, whether these are subscribers, potential customers, sponsors…whatever. When we have to email just one person that seems to be an easy task, but when we have to send something to a group- we usually get stuck. Why is that? Read More
Can you imagine your life without a car? Yeah, I mean it, I can call my car my best friend that’s with me in joy and sorrow. There are lots of car brands but I could never image how many there actually are … so we made this parade of car brands from A to Z.В For some letters I could think only of one car brand, for others there are several and some letters are still vacant! So if you think of starting your own car business you can “rent”В the letter that still vacant and be the first and probably the only one.
Pentawards is the first and the only one international competition devoted to packaging design. Anyone involved in packaging design can participate no matter what country you live in. This year they were judging designs from 2007 and usually one can apply for the competition from May to June. This year the works were presented by 700 participants from 39 countries and the battle for awards has been pretty bloody.
One of my friends gave me the book yesterday, itвЂ™s a вЂњBeer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn BreweryвЂќ by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter.В This is the book that inspired me for a post today. Have you ever thought why you like this or that beer? Whether itвЂ™s the taste itself that makes the beer popular and lovable or this is the marketing intrigue?
So I went to the website of Great American Beer Festival. This is the festival where they give awards for the taste not for the brand and you can participate there if you have a small pub with your own beer, restaurant, whatever but i was very interested to see how the small companies approach beer logo design nowadays. This year 46,000 attended and participated in this great event that took place in September. And of course, there are the winners in lots of categories (75 if to be exact) and you can check the full list here. I decided to check the logos of just a few winners and you can see them below.
Obviously, DesignFloat is a place for designers. All of you guys and gals are good in something, whether itвЂ™s an illustration, website design, logo design, graphics design, photography etc. You wok with your customers trying to deliver something professional, interesting and unique but sometimes you are running out of time and in such situations website templates can help you to save your time, efforts and whatвЂ™s most interesting, they can even bring you an additional income.
According to CNET back in the July 2008 Google had 60 percent of the 8 billion searches in the month and this search giant keeps getting more and more popular in all countries all around the world. With this in mind, itвЂ™s vital for any business to know what Google thinks about your website and whether your potential clients will find it and like it.
With lots of tools available online itвЂ™s sometimes really hard to choose the one you need and get an idea of what is going on with your website as well as understand what are the things you need to keep an eye on. Hundreds of SEO tools most of which are commercial, analytics tools, traffic tools, marketing tools, keyword research tools are being discussed and advertised here and there and you donвЂ™t know which us the best and of course you want the best. You need all the possible statistics in one place, you need it visually appealing and you want to see how this or that factor influences your website. Saying this weвЂ™ll try to make your life easier. Below you will find the tools (almost all of them are free) you need to have on your radar screen for your website to be a success.