While the standard flavors of salty, sweet, sour, and bitter are obvious to us and easy to experience, the fifth flavor— umami—is ineffable. It’s the salience of parmesan cheese, anchovies, dried tomatoes, fish sauce, and dashi. Though it can be oversaturated and overused, umami is an essential taste modifier that makes the sum of its […]
don’t be afraid of color @mujiusa
art as daily things @mujiusa
too many great ones to choose any of them
can’t wait to peruse these interviews by @gary_hustwit
Norway’s new money, designed by Snøhetta, is beautifully abstract and inspired by the sea. “Where sea meets air or land, interesting things happen,” says Martin Gran, a partner in Snøhetta’s Oslo office who worked on the design, called “The Beauty of Boundaries.” These horizons served as the inspiration for the pixilated pattern that will appear […]
a @mollusksurfshop kind of day
thank you, massimo vignelli
fougeron architecture builds the buck creek house next to the pacific ocean.
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 […]
one piece of fabric. twelve ways to wear it
center sections filled in. x variation drawing
Good collection of mobile patterns: http://mobile-patterns.com/
Fount is a browser bookmarklet that identifies any web font you select from a web page.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]