a @mollusksurfshop kind of day

a @mollusksurfshop kind of day

Jul 19, 2014

a @mollusksurfshop kind of day

thank you, massimo vignelli

thank you, massimo vignelli

May 28, 2014

thank you, massimo vignelli

timeless

timeless

May 10, 2014

timeless

Buck Creek House in Big Sur

Buck Creek House in Big Sur

Apr 26, 2014

fougeron architecture builds the buck creek house next to the pacific ocean.

Life creates conditions conducive to life

Feb 16, 2014

Synergy and discovery at the fourth annual design science symposium at RISD: Baumeister shared the brilliant work of designers who have embraced the notion of biomimicry, “consciously emulating nature’s genius” to solve a wide range of problems. Reflective fibers inspired by spider webs and all but invisible to the human eye are now being embedded […]

design

design

May 12, 2013

design

one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it

one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it

May 11, 2013

one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it

center sections filled in. x variation drawing

center sections filled in. x variation drawing

Apr 10, 2012

center sections filled in. x variation drawing

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

The Sketchbook of Susan Kare, the Artist Who Gave Computing a Human Face

Nov 22, 2011

Kare’s work gave the Mac a visual lexicon that was universally inviting and intuitive. Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design icons that were as instantly comprehensible as traffic signs. There was an ineffably disarming and safe quality about her designs. Like their self-effacing […]

Code for America's Iconathon

Code for America’s Iconathon

Jul 25, 2011

Earlier this year, Jen Pahlka asked me if I wanted to be a mentor for Code for America, and of course I said yes. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with Karla Macedo, one of this year’s fellows. They’ve put together a great idea: Code for America, in partnership with the Noun Project, is pleased […]

Mobile Design Patterns

Jul 23, 2011

Good collection of mobile patterns: http://mobile-patterns.com/

Fount

Jul 13, 2011

Fount is a browser bookmarklet that identifies any web font you select from a web page.

The d.fund

The d.fund

Apr 7, 2011

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.

NoteSlate

NoteSlate

Feb 13, 2011

New digital sketchbook coming in June 2011… NoteSlate is low cost tablet device with true one colour display, real paper look design, long life battery (180h !), together with very handy usage and very simple and helpful interface for pen and paper. This easy, compact and portable gadget is used anywhere you want to make […]

Citrus Pixelate Products Now Available

Citrus Pixelate Products Now Available

Nov 30, 2010

I had forgotten to mention that you can now purchase my Citrus Pixelate design on multiple products, including stretch canvas, laptop skins and adhesives, iPhone slim hard case and adhesive and iPod skins. Head on over to the store! We’ll be adding more designs soon as well.

iPhone Sketching Post-its

iPhone Sketching Post-its

Nov 15, 2010

Apps-on is another great tool for sketching out your iPhone ideas. It’s true to size and shape to the iPhone 4 and comes with a dotted grid system that disappears when scanned or photocopied.

The Square Grid CSS Framework

The Square Grid CSS Framework

Oct 11, 2010

The Square Grid is “a CSS framework for designers and developers based on 35 equal-width columns. The grid is equiped with a 28px baseline-grid for a smooth vertical rhythm. Each block (DIV) is defined with a margin of 1 square (28px) from the next block.” The files include sketch sheets for printing (PDF), design layout […]

At Warm Gun Designing Happiness Conference
Minimal Folio for iPad

Minimal Folio for iPad

Sep 19, 2010

Minimal Folio is a simple iPad app that lets you present images and video to clients or other audiences. You add images and video from the photo album area on your iPad or by transferring through iTunes. You can then rearrange or group related items into columns and of course, move between images by swiping […]

Design for Social Change

Jun 2, 2010

From The Way We Design Now: “Kids today don’t care about the big house, the big salary. At the heart of their value system is ‘I want to make a difference.’” With an eye to contributing to the greater good, practitioners might design a game, a process, procedure or experience.

More Typefaces Coming to the Web

May 9, 2010

After designing for the web for over 15 years, it’s exciting to see more typefaces finally becoming available for the web beyond the original 7-10 web fonts, or image replacement with JS/Flash. For a quick background on how web fonts have evolved, see the excerpt below from FontFeed from November 18, 2009. The August 2007 […]

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

Touch Gesture Reference Guide

Apr 19, 2010

The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces. The guide contains: 1) an overview of the core gestures used for most touch commands 2) how to utilize these gestures to support major user actions 3) visual representations of each gesture to use […]

The iPad Arrives

The iPad Arrives

Apr 3, 2010

As I’m sure you know, tech and geek news has been buzzing for weeks about the arrival of the iPad and today was the day for pre-orders to arrive by UPS and for in-store purchasing. We went by the Apple Store on Stockton Street here in SF this afternoon and saw Jonathan Ive as he […]

Bold not Beige

Mar 24, 2010

A recent design project by Pentagram for the Achievement First Endeavor Middle School in Brooklyn caught my attention. Paula Scher calls the Achievement First project “an opportunity to correct the beige mistake of my childhood,” as she “always thought that schools, libraries, medical clinics, and other public institutions I inhabited were mean.” Why did this […]

Sunday Print Inspiration

Sunday Print Inspiration

Jan 24, 2010

Having a mellow Sunday with lots of new design magazines and some homemade broccoli and roasted red pepper soup.

Red Pixelate: iPhone Adhesive Design

Red Pixelate: iPhone Adhesive Design

Nov 8, 2009

Red Pixelate is the second design in my pixelate series. This time, it’s specifically designed to scale for an iPhone.  I’m still working on the design scaled for a laptop. Just got work that Red Pixelate is now up for voting at Infectious for the next 12 days. Products are made based on votes and […]

Thirty Conversations on Design

Thirty Conversations on Design

Nov 6, 2009

Thirty Conversations on Design 30 of the world’s most inspired creatives answer two straightforward yet incredibly complex questions: “What single example of design inspires you most?” and “What problem should design solve next?” Via Brain Pickings on PicoCool

Citrus Pixelate: Vote for My Design at Infectious

Citrus Pixelate: Vote for My Design at Infectious

Oct 27, 2009

Citrus Pixelate, my laptop adhesive design for Infectious I first heard about Infectious when I went to an event at IDEO in 2008 when my company, Ideacodes, had just started working with them on their new website. Infectious had a car displayed out front covered with decals by Dalek, one of my favorite artists. I […]

Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Concept

Oct 1, 2009

Honda is literally reinventing the wheel with its new concept, the U3-X Personal Mobility Concept, an experimental personal mobility device that provides 360 degree movement. The concept relies on technologies derived while working on the ASIMO humanoid robot, which I’ve mentioned before. When walking, we perform forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonal movements, the latter of […]