Slanted Magazine Issue 32 Review: Design in Dubai

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Slanted Magazine Issue 32 Review: Design in Dubai

Slanted is a German-based, bi-annual publication created in 2014 by Lars Harmsen and Julia Kahl.

I like the previous issue of Slanted so much that I will write a post about design from Japan.

However, with issue 32 I had no idea what to expect. Initially, the cover didn’t appeal to me like the other and to be frank, and I wasn’t interested in reading it. But all of that changed.

Are design magazines a good source for inspiration?

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Are design magazines a good source for inspiration?

There are many places you can go for inspiration. I like to use Pinterest, Muzli, and other design blogs but my primary resource, the one that I find that inspires me the most are design magazines. Seeing in print examples of other designers’ ideas is a treat and always cases me some significant level of excitement (yes, I look like a little kid with a new toy when I have a new magazine).

3 Books to help you stay motivated and creative

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3 Books to help you stay motivated and creative

Lately, I’ve been feeling low on motivation, continually self-doubting myself and feeling like an imposter.
But as I have told you before, I decided to do something about it. Besides forcing myself to break out of apathy and write more blog posts’ ideas, I also bought a couple of books that were on my wishlist for some time. And believe it or not, these helped me out immensely so maybe they will help you too.

The Happy show exhibition review: the good, the bad and the ugly

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The Happy show exhibition review: the good, the bad and the ugly

Remember my quest for finding happiness at the beginning of the year and as a consequence the Happy Film review? Guess what? My wish came true and the exhibition arrived in Portugal this month.

Safe to say that I wanted to be the first in line for the premiere and was excited to see Sagmeister in person but sadly, I couldn’t.

Nevertheless, I picked a sunny day and went to Maat to see it.

My overall impression: I was disappointed. I mean, I really liked the film and I relate to Sagmeister’s way of seeing his work and his life a lot, so my expectations for the show were immense (aren’t they always?).

Design Disruptors review: no one knows everything, especially designers

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Design Disruptors review: no one knows everything, especially designers

I confess; I only discovered this documentary recently (even though I’ve been using Invision on and off for some years now).

Still, I was very pumped to hear about this documentary and even more after watching the trailer.

So now, like I did, sit back, relax and find your perfect time to watch it too because, boy, it’s worth it.