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Crosby and Nash. Lewis and Martin. Sometimes, highly prolific creative pairs separate. So what makes some some creative duos last while others explode?

Conventional wisdom is that the design world doesn’t generally reward dabblers. We often hear romanticized versions of career paths that depend on years and years of perfecting a specific craft. But here are 5 design legends that switched gears in the middle of their careers.

"Luck is a dividend of sweat." — Ray Kroc

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Need an end-of-summer creative jolt? Here are 10 awesome videos on idea execution and the creative process.

One of our most popular videos of all time: Sugru founder Jane ni Dhulchaointigh on how hard it is to ship something. "Making something is really difficult and its really important we talk about that," she says. "All of the beauty is in the process and not the finished product."

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PSFK Today: Automotive

Honda 'Hot And Cold' Film Shows Cars Tested in Extreme Conditions, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Reunite for Emmy's Spot, BMW Solar-Powered Charging Station Installed in Munich, Hyundai Will Air Sci-Fi Short Film During Commercial Breaks, Help Build This 70ft Car-Juggling Robot, Self-Driving Cars to Hit UK Roads, Truck-A-Tecture: Habitats for Modern Nomads, Oil Company Gives Away Free Gas Made from Trees, Future Cadillac Model Will Wirelessly Charge Mobile Devices, Hyundai Smart Technology Ad Proves Self-Driving Cars Are Here, Dave Pinter: How Jaguar is Skillfully Targeting Design and Performance to Rebuild the Brand, Eco-Concept Car Seemingly Inspired by Pixar Films, Toyota Campaign Transforms Children's Dream Car Art Into Vines, Contest Your Parking Ticket Without Stepping Into A Courthouse, Local Motors Set To 3D Print A Car By September, BMW Inspects New Cars With Gesture Interface, Biological Materials Could Create Cars That Adapt And Repair Themselves, Audi Headlights Create Giant World Cup Scoreboard In Brooklyn, Why Fashion And Furniture Design Inspiration Could Appear In Your Next Car, Tech-Packed Car Can Detect When Driver Is Drunk, Audi's Robot Factory Managers Supervises A Team Of Human Mechanics, Lincoln Lets People Test Drive Their New Model In A High Speed Pursuit, Ford And Heinz Collaborate To Make Car Interiors Out Of Tomatoes, Moviegoers Thrust Into Harsh Texting-And-Driving PSA, Google Develops An Always-On Personal Assistant For The Car, Inflatable Tent Extends Car Into The Great Outdoors [Pics], Rogue Artist Fills Unsightly, Dangerous Potholes With Mosaic Art, Google Unveils Their First Self-Driving Car Prototype [Video], MINI's Roadster Concept Revives Age-Old Car Design Method, Eyes-Free Personal Assistant Delivers Feedback Through A Steering Wheel,

Automotive


Honda 'Hot And Cold' Film Shows Cars Tested in Extreme Conditions
The new campaign video promotes the Civic model and the company's dedication to vehicle testing


Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Reunite for Emmy's Spot
The leads from the critical hit 'Breaking Bad' create an ad for Audi, a sponsor of the upcoming Emmy awards


BMW Solar-Powered Charging Station Installed in Munich
The car brand collaborates with design firm EIGHT for the sustainable installation


Hyundai Will Air Sci-Fi Short Film During Commercial Breaks
In the ad breaks of TNT's Legends pilot, a three-part story will feature the all-new Genesis model


Help Build This 70ft Car-Juggling Robot
Former NASA engineer using Kickstarter campaign to fund the BugJuggler


Self-Driving Cars to Hit UK Roads
Google's most anticipated new creation will cross the pond in 2015


Truck-A-Tecture: Habitats for Modern Nomads
KANEKO's summer exhibit highlights spaces and technologies for a portable lifestyle


Oil Company Gives Away Free Gas Made from Trees
The Gasoline of the Future uses leftovers from the Swedish forest industry to power vehicles and influence politicians


Future Cadillac Model Will Wirelessly Charge Mobile Devices
The new function in the 2015 ATS sport sedan and coupe will be compatible with Powermat and other charging technologies


Hyundai Smart Technology Ad Proves Self-Driving Cars Are Here
'The Empty Car Convoy' video by Hyundai showcases the motor company’s latest smart technology in a convoy of self driving cars


Dave Pinter: How Jaguar is Skillfully Targeting Design and Performance to Rebuild the Brand
Starting with the new F-Type, Jaguar has been using involvement in non-automotive events to promote its brand characteristics


Eco-Concept Car Seemingly Inspired by Pixar Films
Packed with every possible technological feature, this mini-bus makes driving the distance as low-impact and comfortable as possible


Toyota Campaign Transforms Children's Dream Car Art Into Vines
Kids around the world reveal their visions for the future of mobility through imaginative vehicle drawings.


Contest Your Parking Ticket Without Stepping Into A Courthouse
Cited is a risk-free app that fights your parking tickets without messing up your vacation.


Local Motors Set To 3D Print A Car By September
The car will be printed and assembled on-site at the International Manufacturing and Technology Show in Chicago.


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Beer Company Serves Up Its Own Twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...and more

Shawn Parr: What Have You Done Today to Make Someone Feel Special?, Kanye West Tour Sneakers Available to the Public Thanks to French Luxury Label, Wireless Mouse Doubles as On-The-Go Scanner, Beer Company Serves Up Its Own Twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, 7 Items You Need to Know Today, 3D-Printed Fashion Line Inspired by Tension Between Real and Virtual, Piano Installation Plays Keys Based on Shapes, Movements of Clouds, Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Students Aim to Revitalize Camping, Waterproof Paper Company for Rainy Writing Conditions, Neil Patrick Harris Will Announce Winner of LG Art of the Pixel Competition, WWF Russia Partners with Tattoo Artists for Animal Awareness Campaign, Steampunk Flying Machines Conceived from Cardboard, Kanye West Tour Sneakers Available to the Public Thanks to French Luxury Label,

Friday, August 29, 2014


Shawn Parr: What Have You Done Today to Make Someone Feel Special?
The head of Bulldog Drummond on how simple acts of kindness can build brand and consumer loyalty


Kanye West Tour Sneakers Available to the Public Thanks to French Luxury Label
Maison Martin Margiela's 'Yeezus Tour' shoes, though, come at a hefty price


Wireless Mouse Doubles as On-The-Go Scanner
Zcan lets users swipe across information to scan it


Beer Company Serves Up Its Own Twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Czech brew brand Two Tales completes the feat by swimming through some of the world's coldest waters


7 Items You Need to Know Today
Apple readies its wearable product line, IKEA axes plenty of parking spots and crowdfunding sites prove beneficial to female technologists


3D-Printed Fashion Line Inspired by Tension Between Real and Virtual
Hard Copy by designer Noa Raviv uses computerized patterns of grids and lines


Piano Installation Plays Keys Based on Shapes, Movements of Clouds
The 'Cloud Piano' by David Bowen uses a camera aimed at the sky and custom software to translate cloud forms into unique key patterns


Cal Poly Pomona Architecture Students Aim to Revitalize Camping
California State Park cabins designed to attract younger, hipper crowd


Waterproof Paper Company for Rainy Writing Conditions
'Rite in the Rain' products were designed with the wet Pacific Northwest weather in mind


Neil Patrick Harris Will Announce Winner of LG Art of the Pixel Competition
Students were challenged to create still and motion digital artworks that incorporated technology


WWF Russia Partners with Tattoo Artists for Animal Awareness Campaign
14 endangered animals transformed into stunning pieces of body art


Advertising
Adidas Polska Launches Interactive Game on Instagram

Arts & Culture
Steampunk Flying Machines Conceived from Cardboard

Design
College Application Process More Appealing to Gen Z via Plucked

Retail
3D-Printed Shoes: Novelty or Fashion Accessory?

Technology
How Technology Is Decoding the Secret Language of Nature

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