Meet the new Twitter

November 1, 2010

New design

You will now find @mentions, retweets, searches, and lists just above your timeline – creating a single, streamlined view on the left of the screen. On the right, you can see the features you’re familiar with, including whom you recently followed and who recently followed you, favorites, and Trending…

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placehold.it

October 29, 2010

Placehold.it is an ingenious, simple service for anyone working on UI designs that entail ads. A total timesaver….

Design and the Business World

October 28, 2010

Peter Lawrence on Bringing Design to the Business World…

Brew for a Better World

October 21, 2010

Brew for a Better World from Project 7 on Vimeo.

What if that cup of coffee you drink every day could change the world? Project7 is doing exactly that. Simply put, you buy coffee and you do good. Each of their seven coffees is attached to a specific cause and provides…

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Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts 2010

October 7, 2010

Neiman’s always anticipated Christmas Book has just been released and of course with every Christmas Book comes the infamous list of their incredible “Fantasy Gifts”. Our favorites this year include the new drop-top 2011 Camaro ($75,000) and the simply stunning, ostrich enveloped Leica M9 ($17,500) camera. Link…

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KhanAcademy

October 6, 2010

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. The Khan Academy is being developed as an open source project, consider it a free classroom for the World. *This*, TED and Kickstarter are perfect examples why the internet had to been…

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CreativeEveryone

October 6, 2010

CreativeEveryone wants you to never miss a creative event again. It strives the be the go-to guide to all the interesting creative-oriented events happening in the UK and USA. If you would like to help them edit and curate the events listed on CreativeEveryone, you can become an editor. (The…

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BlackBerry Playbook

September 28, 2010

The first serious threat to the iPad’s dominance has just arrived and believe it or not, its not from Microsoft. Touted as the first “professional-grade” tablet, BlackBerry’s Playbook comes packed with a 7” inch, multi-touch display, access to the whole suite of BlackBerry services, dual cameras, and full Flash 10.1…

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gridulator

September 27, 2010

Tell Gridulator your web-layout width and the number of columns you want, and it’ll spit back all the possible grids that have nice, round integers. Just the thing for pixel-based designfolk. There are inline previews, courtesy of the canvas element, and when you’re all set Gridulator can crank out full-size…

What is good Design?

September 24, 2010

What is good design is one of these questions I am being asked constantly. The sheer complexity of the answer usually makes me break out in a nervous sweat. And so far, nobody nailed the answer better than Dieter Rams in his Ten Principles for Good Design….

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Alzheimer’s New Zealand: Eraser USB stick

July 23, 2010

Brief Explanation: Designed with a purpose for everyday use, these eraser/usbs are meant to serve as a constant reminder of Alzheimer’s New Zealand’s importance, as well as help New Zealanders realise how important our memories are, and how difficult life can be for those living with this disease.

Brief from the…

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Your Portfolio on LinkedIn

July 19, 2010

Finally: Linkedin now let’s you display your portfolio.

It seems that all of us, and every designer we know, is on LinkedIn. Why? Its the defacto professional directory, and its where our peers, big companies, agencies, and clients connect with us.

But there has never been a way to showcase our portfolio…

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Brand New Conference

July 13, 2010

UnderConsideration is starting a conference. Focusing on corporate and brand identity, the conference is a direct extension of the popular blog Brand New.

The inaugural conference takes place in New York City as it is undoubtedly one of the most important hubs of identity practice and, presumably, an allure to out-of-towners…

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The Cost of Spam: CO2 Emissions

July 12, 2010

According to data from a recent study by Commtouch (Internet Threats Trend Report) published in April 2010 and referring to the first quarter of the year, every day we send about 221 billion email messages, of which 183 billion are classified as spam (85% of the total traffic globally).
United States…

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Routemaster 2012 unveiled

June 26, 2010

So the kids over at the mayor’s office have unveiled the ‘iconic final design’ for the new Routemaster buses (here’s their press release on it, and another page with some video and pictures)….

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Oil in the Gulf – The Big Picture

June 24, 2010

62 days have passed since the initial explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the crude oil and natural gas continue to gush from the seafloor. Re-revised estimates now place the flow rate at up to 60,000 barrels a day – a figure just…

Web 3.0

June 15, 2010

A story about the Semantic Web. Transcript, interview bios, and other info on kateray.net
Downloadable version on drop.io/web3point0…

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The Virtual Water Project

June 11, 2010

Water is probably one of the most precious resources and vital for everyone’s everyday life. Despite this obvious fact, people use large amounts of water: drinking, cooking and washing, but even more for producing things such as food, paper, cotton clothes, and almost every other physical product.

One of the most…

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Pangea

June 11, 2010

Pangea is a packaging concept that combines several functions. The product is a set of four bowls of different sizes. These bowls are packaged in cardboard cylinder containing rice for food and for the bowls protection during transport. The different sizes of bowls highlight the inequity of distribution of food…

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Shanghai Skyline: Before and After

June 9, 2010

Back in 1990—top—Shanghai looked like a lovely green city. Only twenty years later—bottom—you can film the second part of Blade Runner in it.

Shanghai has always been an important place. Located on the Yangtze river’s mouth, this Chinese city was already a world commerce hub back in the 30s. But it…

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Your Brain on Computers

June 9, 2010

I highly recommend this NYTimes Article, which is both interesting and scary: Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price, by Matt Richtel…

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World Cup 2010 Calendar

June 9, 2010

A very neat Calendar with great graphics for the upcoming 2010 World Cup. More at Marca…

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Green Point Stadium

June 9, 2010

Here’s another stadium designed by German studio GMP Architekten for the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting this week in South Africa. Called Green Point Stadium, the project is located in Cape Town and has a capacity of 68,000 on three tiers….

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Gulf Charity Poster

June 8, 2010

As oil continues to leak in the Gulf of Mexico and the powers that be continue to seem, well, powerless, we all wait impatiently wishing we could do something—anything—to lend a hand. The Heads of State designed the Gulf Charity Poster hoping, with your help, it can make a small…

History of the Internet

June 8, 2010

“History of the Internet” is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org. You can already download a pre-release of all picol icons on blog.picol.org/downloads/icons/…

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iPhone 4

June 7, 2010

It’s the same thing each time Apple goes live in a keynote to present a new product. Four month after the iPad tablet, Apple’s releasing it’s new version of the iPhone, named so perfectly, iPhone 4. However, this time, the iPhone was revealed by Gizmodo’s blog a couple weeks ago…

Wired Magazine on iPad

June 7, 2010

Wired released a video show their magazine on the iPad. Find out more at http://www.macipadforum.com…

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