Nico Nuzzaci

I'm a maker and shaper of interactive experiences and services. I take photographs. I play music. I appreciate fashion. I like to travel. I admire simplicity and quality.

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There is this illusion that this person is creative and has all this stuff, well the fact is there are literally thousands of ideas involved in putting something like this together. And the notion of ideas as this singular thing is a fundamental flaw. There are so many ideas that what you need is that group behaving creatively.
/Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar scottberkun.com/2010/inside-...
15th Apr '14
the great arrises out of small things that are honoured and cared for.
- Eckhart Tolle
14th Apr '14
Wilson Kipsang won todays London Marathon on the course record time 2:04:26. The 5km between 30-35k he did in 14:33, 35-40 in 14:38 to then set a 2:50/km pace for last 2km. This man... is not a man.
13th Apr '14
Until yesterday, all my shoes (except my running shoes) had four things in common: simple, beautiful, understated and black. What they also had in common was: predictable, boring and anonymous. Yesterday I came really close to extend this collection, with a pair of dark navy Jack Purcell Converse shoes. But instead I got myself a pair of Lunar Flyknit Chukka in Black/Total Orange-Sequoia-Parachute Gold-Volt-Sail. Besides being absolutely gorgeous: they are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever own and the laces matches my front door (and fridge).
11th Apr '14
A lovely little something: a mesh-up of running data and maps: flowingdata.com/2014/02/05/w... The trend is (not surprisingly): water and parks. I found it somewhat funny that the map showing New York has the NY Marathon route clearly marked.
1st Apr '14
I just visited Nicholas Megalis Vine profile. I found it extremely entertaining. vine.co/nicholasmegalis
1st Apr '14
arrival.io is a prettier version of buyersguide.macrumors.com
28th Mar '14
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
Listen to the demo of Beat It (composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice) here: lacienegasmiled.tumblr.com/p...
28th Mar '14
27th Mar '14
I'm EXTREMELY excited about Wu-Tang Clan initiative to release one album — as in a single-sale collector's item — and treat it as art; with museums and galleries exhibitions etc. So right. So right. Spot on. Extract from the exclusive interview on Forbes:
“We’re about to sell an album like nobody else sold it before,” says Robert “RZA” Diggs, the first Wu-Tang member to speak on record about Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, in an exclusive interview with FORBES. “We’re about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music. We’re making a single-sale collector’s item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”
www.forbes.com/sites/zackoma...
26th Mar '14
Pucker is a project by David Wile and April Maciborka featuring portraits of babies reactions of trying lemon for the first time. inspirationhut.net/inspirati...
26th Mar '14
This is an excellent photo of a man showing how not to utilise the full potential of a baseball cap.
via @chiefbrody1984
26th Mar '14
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26th Mar '14
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want to get
26th Mar '14
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
26th Mar '14
The Michael Johnson Track at Nike Campus
25th Mar '14
"...you have to see what you can achieve without braking everybody's balls unnecessarily..."
/Niki Lauda youtu.be/e_k4VBXrxwo
25th Mar '14
The Multipeer Connectivity framework provides support for discovering services provided by nearby iOS devices using infrastructure Wi-Fi networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth personal area networks and subsequently communicating with those services by sending message-based data, streaming data, and resources (such as files).
It’s called wireless mesh networking. Apple has mainstreamed it in iOS 7. It’s going to change everything. Here’s why: cultofmac.com/271225/appreci...
24th Mar '14
If true, this could possibly explain why most organisations tend to put the majority of their effort into increment improvements, optimisation, low hanging fruit and exploitation.
Philosopher and economist John Stewart Mill made the claim in the 1800s that every great movement or idea must go through three stages: ridicule, discussion, and adoption. This still holds true today.
fastcompany.com/3027464/work...
23rd Mar '14
"We might not be able to fix the economy. But we can design the city to give people dignity, to make them feel rich. The city can make them happier."
Enrique Peñalosa www.theguardian.com/society/...
22nd Mar '14
This little video is funny on so many levels. For a change, this time the joke is on Louis C.K. youtube.com/watch?v=l3HYLLruJis
21st Mar '14
this remains one of the best signs I've ever seen
Via @AlsBoy
20th Mar '14
How hard could it be to draw a horizontal line on the screen? It seems wrangling a few pixels together to stand in a file would be something computers should be pretty good at anno domini twenty-fourteen.
Marcin Wichary has given underlines a great deal of attention. And for this, I am thankful. medium.com/p/7c03a9274f9
18th Mar '14
From my perspective, the biggest gift from Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive (or Apple) isn't the wonderful products, it's showing "the world" the mind of design; that the business practice of focusing on optimisation and exploitation (as well as awful shortcuts as copying/stealing) is a short lived cycle with low traction. Below are two quotes pulled from this article: time.com/jonathan-ive-apple-...
Objects and their manufacture are inseparable. You understand a product if you understand how it’s made,” he says. “I want to know what things are for, how they work, what they can or should be made of, before I even begin to think what they should look like. More and more people do. There is a resurgence of the idea of craft.
We’re surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects. It’s tempting to think it’s because the people who use them don’t care — just like the people who make them. But what we’ve shown is that people do care. It’s not just about aesthetics. They care about things that are thoughtfully conceived and well made. We make and sell a very, very large number of (hopefully) beautiful, well-made things. our success is a victory for purity, integrity — for giving a damn.
18th Mar '14
If analysing anyones artistic work — be music, film, design — you start to see patterns. Formulas. A safety net. However, that fact that they exist doesn't mean that they aren't entertaining to indulge in. Here is a video highlighting Wes Anderson's obsession with symmetry and centring things. Among the comments, was also this little gem on Stanley Kubrick, whom also seem to suffered from... centeroholism.
18th Mar '14
The Mod notebook is a paper notebook that syncs to the cloud. Or, describe with other words: a moleskin notebook that comes with an envelope that can can be used if you want to send it off to be scanned. modnotebooks.com www.fastcompany.com/3027749/...
17th Mar '14
Designed with care. Developed with attention to every detail. These are the themes you want for your [tumblr] blog.
pixelrevel.com
17th Mar '14
John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders www.ted.com/talks/john_maeda...
16th Mar '14
The Helsinki Regional Transport Authority recently began implementing a rather interesting new public transportation solution — a fully personalized bus service where you choose both pick-up and destination points. The service — known as Kutsuplus.
cleantechnica.com/2013/10/22...
15th Mar '14
A grown man is mad at his girlfriend at a restaurant and has made a menu fort. Via @ahow
15th Mar '14
There are three questions you have when you’re hiring a programmer (or anyone, for that matter): Are they smart? Can they get stuff done? Can you work with them? Someone who’s smart but doesn’t get stuff done should be your friend, not your employee. You can talk your problems over with them while they procrastinate on their actual job. Someone who gets stuff done but isn’t smart is inefficient: non-smart people get stuff done by doing it the hard way and working with them is slow and frustrating. Someone you can’t work with, you can’t work with.
www.aaronsw.com/weblog/hiring
15th Mar '14
Humanæ is a chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the PANTONE® color scheme.
On other words: mapping Human skin color to the Pantone Color Matching System. humanae.tumblr.com
14th Mar '14
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
? Stephen R. Covey
13th Mar '14
Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. [..] You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. [..] In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.
www.thegreatideas.org/aww/TG...
13th Mar '14
Dazzle explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated face recognition.
cvdazzle.com/
11th Mar '14
Wounded landscape: how Norway is remembering its 2011 Utøya massacre. More info can be found on www.theguardian.com/artandde... and minnesteder.no/en/the-swedis...
9th Mar '14
Not everything is improved by making it more efficient. Sex, games, conversation, food, and reading fall into this category.
@odannyboy
9th Mar '14
every agency is 4 months away from going out of business. Doesn’t matter how big you are
Darrell Whitelaw, via teehanlax.com/blog/11-years-...
9th Mar '14
Wello is a health tracker that’s ever so simple and smart. And because it doubles as a phone cover, it's handy too.
azoi.com
9th Mar '14
stripe.com — web and mobile payments, built for developers — looks hot.
6th Mar '14
In an age of unremitting technological complexity, where the most basic steps are too easy to overlook and where overlooking even one step can have irremediable consequences, something as primitive as writing down a to-do list to “get the stupid stuff right” can make a profound difference.
www.nytimes.com/2009/12/24/b...
6th Mar '14
It turns out that the key to Apple’s creativity, speed, and adaptability is, on its surface, the exact opposite of the kind of free-wheeling creativity one might expect. It’s a checklist. A really long one.
qz.com/183861
6th Mar '14
Then comes the motherfuckin’ Christopher Columbus Syndrome. You can’t discover this! We been here. You just can’t come and bogart. There were brothers playing motherfuckin’ African drums in Mount Morris Park for 40 years and now they can’t do it anymore because the new inhabitants said the drums are loud. My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-motherfuckin’-sixty-eight, and the motherfuckin’ people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass! It’s acoustic! We bought the motherfuckin’ house in nineteen-sixty-motherfuckin’-eight and now you call the cops? In 2013? Get the fuck outta here!
Spike Lee's rant on gentrification is passionate, entertaining and full fuckin’, motherfuckin’ and valid points. Read it here: nymag.com/daily/intelligence... And hear it here: soundcloud.com/daily-intelli...
27th Feb '14
Responsive design using cereal to convey the message. edlea.com/blog/responsive-ce...
22nd Feb '14
The differences between UI, UX and product using cereal to convey the message. edlea.com/blog/product-ux-ui...
22nd Feb '14
We Are Brothers is a best man speech deliver as a 80s style music video. It's nothing short of amazing.
22nd Feb '14
The core value in the ecosystem in traditional media is finding and distributing talent, and that ecosystem is not an algorithm.
/Andrew Keen
22nd Feb '14
The 'Spotify Box' is an project/concept from 2011 conducted by Jordi Parra. It's a few years old, I still find it really interesting: zenona.com/work/spotify-box/
22nd Feb '14
Rather than thinking to build, build to think.
- Tim Brown
18th Feb '14
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