~ 24 December 2008 ~
Catching up on a few things spotted recently. Merry Christmas to all!
- The Big Picture: The year 2008 in photographs
- Waveform wrist cuffs by Sakurako Shimizu
Ellen Groskorth, Veer:
This one is very cool. It is created using a laser cut of the waveform of a church bell. The artist is a Japanese artist by the name of Sakurako Shimizu. Other examples include giggles, yawns, sneezes created in necklaces, brooches and earrings.
- Mike Precious, multimedia designer
- Ski Lodge for iPhone
Trail maps, snowfall, weather, live cams, and more (U.S. and Canada). That is, of course, if you’re planning to carry your iPhone on the slopes.
- CSS iPhone gallery
A gallery of iPhone-friendly mobile sites.
- New Mint.com iPhone app
It’s pretty basic, but perhaps that’s the point — at-a-glance info rather than fully featured.
- 24 ways: Making Modular Layout Systems
- A history of the esszet or ß
I’m particularly fond of this character, probably because it sits atop my letterpress poster.
The German character ß includes the only surviving form of the long s in modern typographical usage. Since its sound is ss, it might be thought to be a ligature made up of ƒ and s, to be used at the end of a word or a syllable. But the matter is not nearly so simple.
One of the better coupon code sites around, this one includes sparklines (see Tufte) that indicate the success rate of the code over time. One of the more utilitarian implementations of sparklines that I’ve seen so far.
- Optoma PICO Pocket Projector
I’m very intrigued by this, largely because I expect to see this technology built into consumer mobile phones by 2010, maybe even the end of 2009 (there are a few devices already being prototyped). The PICO measures about 2” by 4”, weighing 4.2 ounces. Maximum 65-inch image and 480px by 320px resolution. David Pogue’s review is positive overall.
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A selection of fine reading, available for a limited time only:
- 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.
Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.
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.