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PeakFinder

By Holly Gerard / Posted 4.22.2014 / In Inspiration, Cool Stuff, Favorite Sites, Reviews / 0 comments

PeakFinder, where nature meets tech. It’s a super simplistic geographical interface full of mountain ranges and peaks. PeakFinder makes it possible to explore the mountains nearby – though it’s less about not getting lost and more about making sure you’re properly identifying all the peaks.

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Web design inspiration

By Laura Riegel / Posted 2.18.2014 / In Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 1 comment

Designers look for inspiration everywhere, and one of the best places to find every possible kind of inspiration is online - whether it be a web design gallery packed full of creative designs or a blog post with trending new concepts. Here’s a roundup of the six places I’m currently drawing some serious inspiration from.

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Design Tunes, vol. 4

By Laura Riegel / Posted 12.31.2013 / In Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 0 comments

As the year comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to share the music that inspired me this year, the songs that fueled my creativity throughout 2013.

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Icons just got a whole lot smarter

By Holly Gerard / Posted 10.22.2013 / In Code, CSS, Design, Design Process, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 0 comments

Designers love icons. Our love of creating meaning from an image, of using symbols and pictures to tell a story - that’s why many of us became designers in the first place. Online or off, designers are all about icons.

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You’re Invited to the Paperless Party

By Holly Gerard / Posted 9.3.2013 / In Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 0 comments

Party invitations and wedding invitations in particular, are exciting to receive in the mail. Weddings have a long tradition of beautifully designed paper invitations. But in a world of paperless statements and online news, how much longer will paper wedding invites hold out? Party invitations in general have certainly started moving into the digital-invitation realm.

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Smartwatches: I want a smartwatch

By David Precht / Posted 3.20.2013 / In Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff, Reviews / 0 comments

Smartwatches are that new, cutting edge technology that we all salivate at the thought of, but based on what I’m reading, there’s little to no uniformity in the products. But what we do know is that they’re the future, apparently, and I want one, most definitely.

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Get in the Houzz!

By Holly Gerard / Posted 2.19.2013 / In Business, Social Media, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 0 comments

Looking to renovate a kitchen, paint a wall in your bedroom, or find a new stylish rug for your living room? And a sophisticated eye for design is must? Houzz is your place to start. With a well designed website and a handy dandy smartphone app, you have interior design ideas at your fingertips at any moment.

DesignTunes, vol. 2 brought to you by The META Q

DesignTunes, vol. 2

By Laura Riegel / Posted 1.29.2013 / In Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff / 0 comments

All designers need some good tunes to get their creative juices flowing. Checkout my latest Meta Q playlist!

Johnny Cupcakes: A brand and an idol brought to you by The META Q

Johnny Cupcakes: A brand and an idol

By Holly Gerard / Posted 1.8.2013 / In Business, Design, Inspiration, Cool Stuff, People / 0 comments

In 2005, Massachusetts resident Johnny Earle had an idea. A tasty idea. After very successfully selling T-shirts while touring with his metalcore band, “Johnny Cupcakes” decided to take his name off the road and onto the rack. The rest is history. Find out more about our brand idol, Johnny Cupcakes.

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Nest

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 12.18.2012 / In Inspiration, Cool Stuff, Reviews / 3 comments

I want a Nest. Badly. I want the Nest Learning Thermostat for a couple of reasons. It's sleek and sexy. It's a thermostat that'll make my life easier. I can control it with an iPad. And while were at it, Santa, how 'bout you bring me an iPad too?

It’s time to bridge the digital divide brought to you by The META Q

It’s time to bridge the digital divide

By Lindsay McComb / Posted 9.4.2012 / In Business, Inspiration, Cool Stuff, Events, People / 0 comments

Are the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world successful because they have some innate talent, or are they successful because they're incredibly talented and have the backgrounds that allow them to be successful in the tech world? DigitalunDivided and the FOCUS100 conference are helping talented women of color get the connections they need to get their start-ups off the ground. Meta Q's Lindsay McComb chatted with DigitalunDivided founder, Kathryn Finney, to find out how.

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