design

  • Hem.com Is On The Block, Swiss Furniture Maker Vitra Likely Buyer

    Hem.com Is On The Block, Swiss Furniture Maker Vitra Likely Buyer

    It looks like another chapter is in the works for Hem, the home design startup headed by Jason Goldberg that first emerged as a pivot from the Fab.com design marketplace in 2014. We’ve heard from multiple sources that Hem.com has been trying to sell itself and that Vitra, a high-end furniture company based in Switzerland, is currently in the frame to buy it. From what we… Read More

  • Houzz Brings New Collaboration Tools To Its iOS Apps

    Houzz Brings New Collaboration Tools To Its iOS Apps

    Houzz, the popular service for giving you house envy and connecting you with the right home professionals to cure it, is launching an interesting new feature for its iOS users today. The new Sketch feature makes it easier for homeowners to annotate photos on the service to discuss their remodeling ideas with their housemates and professionals. The company also today announced that it now… Read More

  • Inneract Project Teaches Underserved Kids Design And Technology

    Inneract Project Teaches Underserved Kids Design And Technology

    Design plays just as big of a role in technology as computer science. That’s why it’s no coincidence that boatloads of successful startups have designers on their founding teams. Since 2010, 27 designer-founded startups have been acquired by large tech companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Adobe, Dropbox and LinkedIn, according to the Design In Tech Report, produced by… Read More

  • Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

    Design Platform Canva Scores $15 Million Series A, Valued At $165 Million

    The online design platform Canva, which has made creating quality professional graphics something anyone can do, has raised $15 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round, which follows the release of Canva’s new platform for businesses, “Canva for Work,” was led by Felicis Ventures and values the startup at $165 million. First launched in… Read More

  • Design In The Age Of The Consumer Crunch Network

    Design In The Age Of The Consumer

    The Apple iPhone, Spotify’s streaming service and the Tesla Roadster — all revolutionary pieces of technology that secured competitive advantages because of the quality of their design. In the past decade, the importance of design within technology companies has risen dramatically as more digitally savvy consumers demand beauty alongside flawless functionality and great user… Read More

  • Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

    Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too

    According to AdAge, our corporate overlord Verizon will be introducing a new logo this week. Proving that we have little or nothing to do with AOL or Verizon really, this was also news to us. Read More

  • Tumblr Finally Makes “Reblogs” More Readable, Especially On Mobile Devices

    Tumblr Finally Makes “Reblogs” More Readable, Especially On Mobile Devices

    One of blogging site Tumblr’s flagship features, the reblog – meaning the reposting of another person’s content onto your own site – is getting a significant makeover starting today. The company is introducing a change as to how these reblogs appear on users’ dashboards, making them far more readable than they were previously. No longer a long list of… Read More

  • Google Gets A New Logo

    Google Gets A New Logo

    Google is giving itself a makeover. The company today announced that it’s making some changes to its iconic logo and overall branding. It’s also making changes to the design of its mobile search results pages. The company says it’s making these changes because the way people interact with its products has changed. The idea is for the new logo and identity family to… Read More

  • Now With 4 Million Users, Design Platform Canva Launches To Businesses

    Now With 4 Million Users, Design Platform Canva Launches To Businesses

    For the past couple of years, Sydney-based Canva has been working to make graphic design more accessible through its online platform offering over a million photographs, graphics and fonts that can be easily dragged-and-dropped into a variety of templates. Today, the company is taking its next big step in making its service one of the standard tools in the corporate world, too. Read More

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