Yet another blog about design and other neat stuff.
And another one.. For the record - there’s going to be a lot more stuff on this particular subject, as I’m currently researching this topic for my Uni project. Stay tuned.
Initial batch of fresh (and not so fresh) skeumorphisms. Enjoy.
When LayerVault 2 launched earlier this spring, we believed that we were taking a risk by pursuing an entirely flat interface.
Well-loved products on the web share a similar design aesthetic, with roughly the same kinds of bevels, inset shadows, and drop shadows. For designers, achieving this level of “lickable” interface is a point of pride. For us, and for a minority of UI designers out there, it feels wrong.
We certainly didn’t invent the flat style but arriving at it was a violent process. We tore through hundreds of revisions (we have the LayerVault timelines to prove it) to potential interfaces before arriving at the answer that now makes us say “of course.” The desk at LayerVault’s original headquarters (my Manhattan apartment) still has the battle scars from objects being slammed down in anger. At one point, while working on a mockup, a MacBook was slammed shut so hard it was nearly unhinged.
Standing lamps in corners often feel a bit like round pegs in square holes, not quite fitting the space in a way that would feel intentional.
This flat-pack, fold-out solution from Well Well Designers is a low-cost and elegantly-designed…
Really awesome idea.
Mosser is a small glass terrarium filled with a simple round moss ball crafted by NY based designers Jennica Johnstone and Noah Atkinson, who I found out by speaking with them, personally cultivate, jar, label, package, and ship all units individually. They are very easy to care for and only need to be sprayed once every two weeks with filtered water.
Duplicating some photos from last year’s trip to Canaries. Been using same ‘ol trusty kit as usual - Canon EOS650 + Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50/2.8”
A lot more here - Flickr
“One of CS6’s most important (yet nearly invisible) feature additions is “background save,” which lets you edit images and other projects while files are being saved. Effectively, any time you habitually press Command + S, you’ll be able to continue working, saving you from having to wait until Photoshop grinds through another save. If your computer or CS6 app frequently crashes, you can also turn on auto-save intervals, which tell the app how often to save your work in case something happens. These two features were among the most requested from Adobe, and will go a long way towards making the editing workflow more seamless.”
Finally! I’ve been craving for these two for like ages! SInce version 6 to be exact! What took you so long, Adobe?? Follow the link to read the full preview of CS6 by TheVerge. Has tons of sweet goodies!
Stumbled upon a photo series by Gabriela Herman, a photographer with a massive experience in lifestyle\portrait photography. Gabriela is working for Wired, Life, The Atlantic, Esquire, Gizmodo and many other medias. Now go and click that link!
For the past few days I was wandering around the inspiration sites in order to find some nice resume design. And yesterday I came across this really REALLY great resume design of a U.S. based graphic designer Sean Metcalf. I like literally everything about it - the design, fold, colours, fonts, pattern..and that free coffee part is just great :D Make sure to click the title for more.
Student project by Jon Wong. Awesome I tell you :)
I’ve just found this awesome picture on VisualizeUs: http://vi.sualize.us/view/2da7476a2fa607aab23cd690fae4a365/