You could even say that translation is the organizing principle of Murakami’s work: that his stories are not only translated but about translation. The signature pleasure of a Murakami plot is watching a very ordinary situation (riding an elevator, boiling spaghetti, ironing a shirt) turn suddenly extraordinary (a mysterious phone call, a trip down a magical well, […]
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they […]
If you’re a fan of Instagram, you’re going to want to try out Visual Grub, a free Mac desktop client made by Ryan Grimm. Download it from the Mac App Store here. It’s full of features, including: View your Instagram friend feed A feed of the photos you’ve liked View what’s popular right now See […]
I got my first Mac when I was thirteen (thanks to my progressive parents) and my life hasn’t been the same since. Steve Jobs inspired me beyond the physical products that he helped make at Apple, but through his ideas and his relentless pursuit of his own vision to change the world. He elevated design […]
Trying out ifttt (if this then that), a web service that lets you create your own automated tasks, triggers and actions from various social media and digital channels (email, sms, instagram, twitter, dropbox, etc). For example, you can create a task to save every new photo you take in instagram to dropbox. Love the idea.
“It was like perfection was the thing that was destroying me — being totally focused on making it perfect,” she says. “And I found that when I would improvise, I didnt care about the technique. I would just put my mind outside of where I was, and just be in the music.” via Zoe Keating: […]
Wacom Inkling is the easiest way yet to go from hand-drawn to vector: With the Inkling, digital drawing feels like traditional drawing because it is. The Inkling is basically an A4-sized clipboard that works with any old piece of paper you have lying around, complete with a pressure-sensitive drawing stylus that’s actually a pen. You […]
Eleven countries in one minute. Via dooce
Today is a significant day in the history of the Internet. On 6 August 1991, exactly twenty years ago, the World Wide Web became publicly available. Its creator, the now internationally known Tim Berners-Lee, posted a short summary of the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup and gave birth to a new technology which would fundamentally […]
Enjoyed playing OLO just now, a game/experiment using latest features of CSS3 and HTML5. Found it to be mellow, minimal and with some simple constraints to make it interesting. OLO is a free game developed for finger-flicking fun on touch devices. Play it straight in the browser or offline and full-screen… no internet required! To […]
Good collection of mobile patterns: http://mobile-patterns.com/
In case you didn’t hear, Mac OSX Lion was released today publicly with over 250 new features. It’s also the first Mac OS to be sold through the Mac Store.
Anyone with a magic mouse knows how rapidly it drains batteries. This wireless charger looks like an excellent solution. With the Magic Charger by Mobee Technology you never need to replace batteries again on your Magic Mouse. The charger features an apple like aesthetic, so it will look sleek and unobtrusive on you desk by […]
Check this out if you’re wondering what issues are known for Adobe sofware and OS Lion.
Fount is a browser bookmarklet that identifies any web font you select from a web page.
Exciting. Can’t wait until this is consumer-ready. Researchers from the Human Media Lab at Canada’s Queen’s University have created a fully-functioning floppy E-Ink smartphone, which they also refer to as a paper computer. Like its thicker, rigid-bodied counterparts, the Paperphone can do things like making and receiving calls, storing e-books, and playing music. Unlike them, […]
The Dalai Lama is advertising on Twitter?
#instabet, photos of letters of the alphabet – another great hashtag on Instagram!
The d.fund, announced today by Enrique Allen of 500 Startups. The Designer Fund will invest in startups that are founded by designers. They’re also seeking 50 investors to contribute to the fund.
After three months of development, WordPress for iOS 2.7 is now available in the App Store. This version fixes over 100 bugs, which means better performance and fewer crashes. The main focus of this release is to improve the app’s performance and reliability. The app has been moved to Core Data, which is a much […]
Google has put together a quick page for earthquake and tsunami relief and donation sites.
Might get one just for the Smart Cover.
Instapaper 3.0 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store and the Instapaper website has been updated to include many of the new features as well. The biggest new features in 3.0 is that stars are now likes and you can browse likes from friends connected through Facebook, Twitter or your email contacts. You […]
Excited to try these Photojojo iPhone lenses that arrived today, including the telephoto, fisheye, the two-lenses-in-one combo macro and wide angle, and a bonus dino.
An algorithm can create 40,000 logo shapes in 12 different color combinations, providing the Media Lab an estimated 25 years’ worth of personalized business cards. via MIT Media Lab’s Brilliant New Logo Has 40,000 Permutations.