Noteworthy, December edition
~ 06 December 2006 ~
- 50 works that demand to seen at least once in a lifetime
After a fascinating debate, or two, that revealed how deeply you feel about art, we now have a definitive list of the 50 works that demand to seen at least once in a lifetime. These are the masterpieces worth a pilgrimage or, if you are lucky enough to live near one of them, an infinity of repeated viewings.
Shamefully, I’ve seen only one of these in person: Parthenon Sculptures, British Museum. Only 49 to go.
- SimpleBits: Re-Brand New
Elastic layout (em-based widths) and new logo; curly bracket code motif is ingenious.
- Resist Today: Dream Pillow
This is downright gorgeous, so much so that I just handed over $39 without hesitation.
Rediscovered this site yesterday. Love the thornaments + pull-y menu.
- Google eyeing Africa
We want to enter Africa, not through fixed-line Internet access but through mobile access.
- Shasta Icon Set
New from the fine folks at Firewheel Design.
- Ignite Realtime
Jive Software’s open source community resource. You might say I contributed to the design of this site.
- Media Temple announces Grid Server improvements
I’ll admit I experienced some brief outages last week. Media Temple is likewise admitting improvements are needed, and this article describes some of the changes they’ve made. A bit heavy on the PR-speak, but a somewhat candid announcement nonetheless.
As with any new system we’ve released, real-world usage and customer feedback prove to be the most important and useful aspects of making our hosting systems as reliable as possible. Also, we would like to especially thank our early adopters and first users of the (gs) Grid-Server. Your direct feedback and experiences have been incredibly helpful and our systems are now more powerful and running better with your help.
- Concerto Table
Lovegrove & Repucci:
It has the sensuous look of an old, well-seasoned, grand piano while also providing the necessary multipurpose use required of so many furnishings today. The table cleverly accommodates the issue of the many forgotten piano lessons of youth by providing a docking slot for your iPod.
Quite possibly the largest iPod “accessory” in existence.
- Hiring: Sr. Interaction Designers
The LDS Church is looking for top-notch Sr. Interaction Designers. Come join a superbly talented team.
- Opera Software: Interview with Cameron Moll
Hey, I recognize that guy. Related, check the new dev.opera.com.
- Designing for persistence
Took in The Art of the Book lecture at the 92nd Street Y last night. Milton Glaser, Chip Kidd, Dave Eggers, with Michael Beirut moderating.
Wow, what a kller lineup. I’m with Greg — if others have lecture notes, please share. UPDATE: Greg spotted another review at 92Y.
- 77 design gifts under $77
From none other than Core77.
- Jonathan Yuen
Despite a rather cryptic navigation scheme, this site is actually quite a pleasure to explore.
Stock photography, type, and killer tees. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom.
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