Ink Wash Painting: A Long Standing Tradition

Ink has many uses from practical applications to more artistic ones. One of the earliest of these ink art forms, and one of the most technically demanding, is ink wash painting. Said to originate out of China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), this art uses calligraphy ink to create landscapes that are often imaginary or loose interpretations of actual places. Since the Tan Dynasty, this type of ink painting has spread to other Asian countries, and has even inspired notable American artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe. More...

When Evernote Benefits Your Business

It's no surprise that we love to use the productivity app Evernote to help organize our day-to-day lives at 247inktoner. While it's clear all of the personal features we talked about (in our previous blog) can be helpful for anyone, we wanted to take some time to highlight Evernote Business. At just 10 dollars per month, this all-in-one organizational tool can keep any small business organized and running more efficiently. Whether it's sharing contact information, important business documents, payment information, or log-in passwords, there are features that everyone can find useful. More...

Wall Art: The Perfect Summer Mosaic

Are you looking for some art to cover a bare wall in your home or apartment? Are you looking to save some money? We have the perfect project for you. By searching online art blogs like Colossal or photo sharing websites like Flickr, you can gather images to create your own wall mosaic. In combining as many 4 by 6 inch or 5 by 7 inch prints as you want, the possibilities for sprucing up even the emptiest wall are endless. More...

8 Ways to Use Evernote Around the House

9. July 2013 06:00 by Calvin Yu in Productivity  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments

Most of us are familiar with Evernote's value in the office setting, but Evernote is also one of those pieces of software that performs equally as well at home as it does in the office. In this blog post, I'll share with you eight great ways that you can leverage Evernote to be more productive and stay organized at home. More...

How to Print Edible Images for Cakes

If you’ve ever walked into a Carvel or a Dairy Queen, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the ice cream cake options for printable images on cakes. In the last few years, these personalized cakes have seen large popularity at birthday parties, graduations, and anniversaries. Have you ever wondered though how these cakes are made? Are you able to make them yourself at home, or do you need to go through a large ice cream store conglomerate? More...

Productivity: The Law of Diminishing Returns

4. July 2013 22:34 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: ,   //   Comments

When we’re talking about productivity, it’s important to take into account the “human factor” of diminished returns over an extended period of time. The law of diminishing returns basically states that our level of productivity will decrease over time. It seems counter intuitive, but putting more time into a project doesn't necessary translate into getting that project done any faster. In this blog post, we'll explore how the law of diminishing returns affects productivity, as well as, work-around solutions that will keep us high producers. More...

Summer Crafts to Spice Up Your BBQ

 

Though it might be too late to spruce up your Fourth of July BBQ with some homemade crafts, there are at least 6 weeks left to add decorative touches to your next outdoor party. With a paper pinwheel or homemade labels for your items, these little details go a long way in providing creative flair to keep your guests entertained and talking. Like our blog post on Father's Day crafts, these projects take little more than a few steps and a trip to the craft store. More...

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