Randomness, round 2
~ 04 February 2008 ~
I caught only part of yesterday’s Super Bowl, but of what I watched this was easily the funniest ad. To Tide’s credit, the concept of a stain detracting from an important event is an excellent tie to the product advertised, whereas some Super Bowl ads seems to lack any direct tie to the product.
Love the idea, but one question: Why not call it Airbag™?
Beautiful. Not sure I’d enjoy rocking or sleeping at an incline, but I can imagine this would make for an incredible centerpiece in a master suite.
No comment. Via Kottke.
Tom Fadial’s latest design for Erractic Wisdom is solid on grid, fresh on creativity.
Nicely executed site, good product idea too. (Though the New Stock badge looks uncannily familiar.)
The complete details on this site, from the 3/apostophe in the logo to the author photos sitting outside the content block, combine to create a pretty compelling design.
In a recent tweet I asked if anyone knew of a good app or utility for viewing which files/folders were taking up the most space on my Mac hard drive. Within just a couple minutes I had several replies, most of which pointed to Disk Inventory X and WhatSize. (For the UI geeks in the crowd, this style of organization is known as treemapping, as seen on Newsmap.)
Skateboarding. Music. Explosions. Bliss. (Special effects courtesy of Spike Jonze.)
Stock photography, type, and killer tees. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom.
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- Recent job listings, testimonials, and 100th Kiva loan
- The ISO50 Field Guide to Color Management
- Upgrading the hard drive and memory in a refurbished 13" MacBook Pro
- Inspiring type: Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino
- Randomness, vol. IX
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.
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Letterpress Posters The unassuming beauty of a freshly letterpressed print.
That Wicked Worn Look. Techniques for that worn, aged, distressed look.
Mister Retro Machine Wash Filters Turn the dial to “Instaworn” with these filters.
Blinksale Dive in and enjoy shamelessly easy invoicing from Firewheel Design.
Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration.
HOW Conference Austin, June 24–27. Pentagram, Adobe, P&G, et al.
Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. Practical sessions on web design.
Stimulate Salt Lake City, September 2009. Entrepreneurship and design conference.