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Bend Goods: Model Furniture

Bend Goods has been making gorgeous furniture in Southern California for the past six years. They’re a popular source of contemporary design. So why are we just writing about them now? Two words: photo shoot. For its 2015 catalog, Bend decided to do something different. Their team took pieces to some of the most picturesque [...]

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New Dimensions in 3D Printing

What if 3D printing didn’t suck? Yes, it’s one of the coolest disruptive technologies in recent memory – but even its biggest fans have to admit that its limitations are legion. 3D printed objects are weak and can only be made of a few materials, and the process takes forever. But Carbon3D’s new process is [...]

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The Long Lost Font of Doves Press

Like most aspects of a design project, finding the perfect font is a frustrating, but rewarding, task. And of course, what that “perfect” font is will always be different, depending on the task at hand. But for over a century, designers have agreed that in terms of pure beauty, the Doves Press typeface is one [...]

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Snacking at SXSW

Every year, JESS3 participates in SXSW. It’s a can’t-miss event for so many reasons, one of which is the city of Austin itself: the people, the weather, and of course, the food. And then we spotted this BBQ segment on Nightline and guess who we saw. That’s right! And, with that in mind, we thought [...]

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Enlight – Your New Favorite Photo Editing App

You’re a savvy photographer. You know about Photoshop, and you know about Affinity. But if you still haven’t found a favorite solution for on-the-go editing, Enlight might be the answer. Enlight takes the best of our favorite photo editing apps, like Camera+ and Darkroom, and combines them all into one incredibly robust suite that offers [...]

Featured Everyman

Vaulted Willow

With apologies to Leslie Knope, most public parks aren’t very exciting from a design point of view. Relaxing, sure. Great for kids, absolutely. But cutting edge design isn’t usually part of the puzzle. Clearly, Marc Fornes and THEVERYMANY™ didn’t get that memo. Check out what they created for the Edmonton Arts Council in one of [...]

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East Jesus: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Last week JESS3 took you on a field trip to Salvation Mountain. I was there myself just about a month ago, for Valentine’s Day. (Advanced romance stuff – don’t try this at home.) However, there’s more to this area. And I don’t mean the alien crash site. Which is also there, and definitely legit. Past [...]

Featured Pantone 448 C

Color Theory and the War on Smoking

Here at JESS3, we like sharing stories about cool, innovative, and above all beautiful design. Which might make you wonder why we’re posting an image – a big one – of this horrible color. This is Pantone 448 C, and it’s the worst. But for what it’s been chosen to do, it’s perfect. Pantone 448 [...]

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Kim Kardashian Pixels

It may not have Broken The Internet™, but Kim Kardashian’s photoshoot for the March 2 edition of Adweek is still worth a look. In the tongue-in-cheek shoot, Kim presides over a pixelated world, a nod to her cover interview on her plans for digital domination. Check out the shoot below! Source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/24143275/Kim-Kardashian-for-AdWeek