♥ / Masters in Branding

A big thank you to The Masters in Branding Program for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The Master of Professional Studies at The School of Visual Arts is a NYC based, one-year graduate degree program that examines the relationship between design and strategy, and the power of design thinking as a way to combine creative skills with the problem-solving and decision-making processes of design and business.

The program is currently accepting applications for the class of 2014. The DEADLINE is: February 23rd 2013.

Please reach out to Jaime Cohen at Jcohen2@sva.edu if you have any questions.


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♥ / Squarespace

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Squarespace is a beautiful, intuitive website publishing platform that makes innovative web design more accessible than ever before. Create and maintain a professional website with responsive, magazine-quality layouts – all without touching a line of code.

Try Squarespace today with a free 14-day trial.


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♥ / Squarespace

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Squarespace is a beautiful, intuitive website publishing platform that makes innovative web design more accessible than ever before. Create and maintain a professional website with responsive, magazine-quality layouts – all without touching a line of code.

Try Squarespace today with a free 14-day trial.


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♥ / MailChimp

A big thank you to Mailchimp for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results.

The all-new drag-and-drop editor makes it easier than ever to create templates that look great on screens big and small. It allows you to resize images using built-in tools. No need to open up another program just to tweak your photos. Brilliant.


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♥ / SupaDupa

A big thank you to SupaDupa for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Have you heard of SupaDupa? Made by creatives for creatives, this design led e-commerce platform lets everyone start an online shop in minutes and in style.

The SupaDupa aesthetic is classically-inspired austerity, with a fashion forward twist – and every boutique can be customised with its’ very own domain name, logo and banner slideshows to match the brand it represents.

A growing community of +9k independent creatives ranging from artists, fashionistas, jewellery designers and other entrepreneurially minded people run on SupaDupa’s über creative and simple platform. Want to be inspired? Check out their store showcase page for an instant creative boost. It’s all about boutique e-commerce.

If you are thinking about selling design led products you should consider SupaDupa. Start with 10 products completely free forever.


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♥ / Doxie Mobile Scanners: Beautifully Simple Scanning

A big thank you to Doxie for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Doxie, the tiny and beautifully designed mobile scanner for Mac & iPad.

Doxie scans your paper — simply, automatically, and with no computer required. To scan, just push the button and insert your sheet. Doxie scans anywhere with a simple, elegant design. Scan all your notes, drawings, and paper.

When you’re ready to organize, sync scans to your Mac or iPad, just like a digital camera. Doxie’s elegant app creates multi-page searchable PDFs you can save or send to Evernote, Dropbox, or via iMessage. Doxie even works with your iPad with both Apple’s Lightning and 30-pin SD Card Reader accessories.

Now available worldwide: the cordless Doxie One for just $149, and the rechargeable Doxie Go for just $199.


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♥ / The Animal Print Shop

A big thank you to Sharon Montrose for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The Animal Print Shop offers sophisticated animal art for all ages. Our fine art prints are beloved by parents as nursery art, but adults appreciate their modern simplicity as well.

This is an exciting week over at The Animal Print Shop! Our once-a-year holiday sale is happening until 12/1 and we’ll be welcoming two new releases to our best-selling Little Darlings series. Check out our blog to stay in the loop.


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♥ / Valet

A big thank you to Valet for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Valet is a collection of handpicked hotels and city guides for the discerning creative professional. Our members receive discounted rates on more than 100 luxury boutique hotels in 50 cities around the world. Valet.com doesn’t take commissions, which translates to members always receiving better rates with our hotel partners than anywhere else on the web.

Our city guides for New York, London and Tokyo are brought to you by incredible curators like John Maeda (RISD), Jean Aw (Notcot), Josh Rubin (Cool Hunting), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Scott Belsky (Behance) and many more.

To get fast-track approval into this invite-only program ($199/year), use the code SWISSMISS.


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♥ / Minneapolis College of Art and Design Art Sale

A big thank you to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Art Sale (MCAD) for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

This is the week of the MCAD Art Sale—the nation’s largest college art sale. Seeing is believing—just watch the timelapse from the 2009 sale. The event has gained a tremendous reputation as a top destination for affordable, appreciable artwork by emerging artists—all MCAD students and recent alumni.

In less than 14 hours more than 3,500 pieces will be sold. Ticket and travel information are available at mcad.edu/artsale.


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♥ / 3rd Ward

A big thank you to 3rd Ward for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

3rd Ward is a multidisciplinary workspace and education center in Brooklyn, NY. Whether you’re a professional looking for a workspace solution or seeking to stimulate your creativity by mastering a new skill, 3rd Ward will help you flex your right side of your brain. From jewelry enameling and sewing to becoming a Photoshop whiz kid, our diverse range of classes will have something to tickle your fancy. For a full list of classes at 3rd Ward, click here.


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♥ / The Theme Foundry

A big thank you to The Theme Foundry for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Need a beautiful and minimal template for your WordPress website? The fine folks at The Theme Foundry have been building WordPress themes from scratch since 2008. You won’t find a huge assortment on their site — they keep a small curated collection and focus on quality over quantity.

I personally love the simplicity of the Duet Theme and recently recommended it to a friend that needed help choosing a template. Two swissmiss thumbs up!


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♥ / Treehouse

A big thank you to Treehouse for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Treehouse is the best way to learn how to design and develop for the web and iOS.


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♥ / Squarespace: Exceptional Websites Made Easy

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Squarespace is a beautiful, intuitive website publishing platform with breakthrough features that make innovative web design more accessible than ever before. The completely inclusive, all-in-one service provides content management, hosting, domains, social integrations, and 24-hour customer support. Design and maintain a professional website with magazine-quality layouts that scale to any screen size – all without touching a line of code. Try Squarespace today with a free 14-day trial.


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♥ / The Squarespace Developer Platform

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Squarespace, the all-in-one solution for building beautiful websites, blogs, or portfolios, is introducing the Squarespace Developer Platform in beta. The platform provides developers with full code control, a beautiful client interface, and world-class hosting. Forget about servers and focus on your code. Use the desktop tools you know and love. Connect via Git and SFTP. Hand off customer service to Squarespace’s award-winning support team. The platform offers a free sandbox until you’re ready to publish. Click here to learn more.


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♥ / Feedly

A big thank you to Feedly for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

A new generation of content-creators is flourishing on the web. The Seth Godins, the Maria Popovas, the Scott Schumans. They drive conversations, sharpen opinions, inspire.

Feedly helps you connect with your favorite voices and discover new ones. Browsing, reading and sharing your favorite sites has never been this easy, fast and rewarding. Feedly brings a new experience to Google Reader.

The New Feedly is available on iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox and Safari and continues to be free.


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♥ / Noble Desktop

A big thank you to Noble Desktop for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Noble Desktop has been teaching courses in web development and digital publishing since 1991. They offer comprehensive day and evening classes and certificate programs in web design, web development, digital publishing, print design and photo retouching.

Check out their free seminars on web development and digital publishing. Just this month they have seminars on state of the art web design techniques, as well as responsive web design.


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♥ / Stomping Ground Photo

A big thank you to Stomping Ground Photo for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Photography has moved on, but the school portrait has not. Fun is frowned upon. Moving is unacceptable. Personality must be squashed. Until now.

Brooklyn-based Stomping Ground Photo, has reinvented the school picture. Colored backdrops, hand held cameras, and talented photographers make a very different school picture experience. See for yourself.

Parents and schools love that there is no pre-pay, it’s all online, and you get a selection of images to choose from. Currently working in the greater New York and Los Angeles areas, Stomping Ground is expanding into more cities this year.


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♥ / Dog Ears

A big thank you to Dog Ears for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Dog Ears is a children’s media company based in Derry, Ireland making books, apps, events and tv for kids. They don’t just make books, they craft stories which come to life on the printed page as well as on screens of all sizes. Currently organising their first book festival, Humdinger!, and putting the finishing touches to their new Puffins’ Rock book and app, Dog Ears is a small team with big plans. They’re just about to go into production with their first TV series following the adventures of Miss Rosie Red and to celebrate, for one week only, Rosie’s picturebook is on sale for $20 which includes postage anywhere in the world. Head over to cheersdogears.com to find out more…


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♥ / FontFont

A big thank you to FontFont for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

FontFont is driven by their love for type and typography and their library is home to many of the world’s most popular fonts like FF DIN, FF Meta, FF Dax, FF Scala, FF Kievit and FF Tisa.

One of the newest additions to the library is Travis Kochel’s FF Chartwell a fantastic typeface for creating simple graphs. Driven by the frustration of creating graphs within design applications (primarily Adobe Creative Suite) and inspired by typefaces such as FF Beowolf and FF PicLig, Travis saw an opportunity to take advantage of OpenType technology to simplify the process.

Using OpenType features, simple strings of numbers are automatically transformed into charts. The visualized data remains editable, allowing for hassle-free updates and styling. FF Chartwell for desktop was released back in May and since then they have been working hard to come up with a version suitable for the web. FF Chartwell Web will be released in mid-September, follow FontFont on twitter for updates.


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♥ / RE:DESIGN

A big thank you to RE:DESIGN Conferences for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

RE:DESIGN/Inspire, Chicago, September 23+24
Stop. Look. Listen. We’re driven by deadlines, controlled by clients, and tied to our desks. How do we stay sane and, most of all, inspired when we’re so hurried? What can replenish our creative reservoirs? It’s time to get re-inspired. Join a luminescent group of inspirers for small-scale discussions in Chicago this September. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/inspire/

RE:DESIGN/CD, Portland, October 29+30
Back to School: The (Re)Education of the Creative Director. Digital technology, social networking, social change. The landscape of design and advertising is evolving constantly and irrevocably. What’s new? What’s the same? What must we let go of? What do we need to (re)learn? Your (re)education begins here. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/cd/

RE:DESIGN Conferences focus on small-scale conversations led by design industry leaders, and attendance is limited to 150. Learn more at www.redesignconference.com.


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♥ / Idea Bucket

A big thank you to Idea Bucket for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

We all have to make decisions, but some require more thought than others. Idea Bucket can help you make these tough decisions conveniently on your iPhone or iPad. You start by creating a bucket list of your ideas related to a given topic. Then you add the criteria that will matter when choosing an idea. The completely custom UI is designed to make comparisons between different ideas simple.

Your best ideas become clear with three interactive reports that visually communicate the results of your ratings. And if you want feedback from friends, you can share your reports online with the free ideabucket.me web service. Whether you need to make decisions for personal or professional purposes there’s no other tool of this caliber, dedicated to this sort of thoughtful analysis on the iPhone or iPad.


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♥ / The Define School

A big thank you to The Define School for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The Define School is an unprecedented online learning cooperative aiming to meet the various needs of evolving photographers. Define’s online courses, for both professionals and hobbyists, offer an array of resources to enhance students’ growth in the photographic arts.

Rather than learning from a book or set of instructions, Define students learn through personal interaction with experts: photographers who have given much of their lives to learning their crafts. All classes are intentionally kept small in order to cultivate mentoring relationships between instructors and their students.

Whether students use photography as a means to capture the moments of their lives, grow their businesses, or better understand the world around them, The Define School exists to excite, educate, and empower its students!


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♥ / Naked Binder

A big thank you to Naked Binder for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

A three ring binder may not be able to save the world, but Naked Binder believes by creating one from recycled material, it can reduce toxins in landfills, keep office and home air cleaner, and preserve our forests and wild spaces. Made in the USA from one piece of 97-100% post consumer waste board means Naked Binder products are the super strong super heroes of office supplies. Two swissmiss thumbs up!


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♥ / SafeShepherd

A big thank you to SafeShepherd for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

You may not know it, but companies called data brokers or people search-engines are selling your personal information – your home address, phone number and full legal name to anyone with a credit card. SafeShepherd is a quick and easy way to delete everything from them in a few clicks. it’s free for the first 5 entries you delete, and $59 a year to delete an unlimited amount. However, if you sign up with the code SWISSMISS it’ll be $14.75 a year for life (75% off). SafeShepherd has also launched a campaign to make it illegal for these data brokers to sell stalking victims’ information – you can sign up at www.safeshepherd.com/stop-stalkers.


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