11th Jun '14

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Monochrome is a modern browser that brings mobile web apps to desktop.

lucianmarin.com/monochrome/

22nd Feb '14

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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/

7th Feb '14

When we reflect on Bieber’s Louis Vuitton embossed, Lamborghini cortege it is easy to equate addiction with indulgence and immorality. The great actor dying alone denies us this required narrative prang.

Russell Brand on the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the inevitable destiny for addicts. www.theguardian.com/commenti...

19th Dec '13

Facebook’s nature as a social network demands that it be looked at as a social movement with four distinct phases: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization, and Decline. It’s not unlike the classic industry life cycle, but with one key distinction–a social movement seeks to be established in a culture. Once that happens, the movement becomes mainstream, and ceases to exist.

Via fastcolabs.com/3023693/2014-...

10th Nov '13
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James Burke predicted the future in 1973. Now he does it again. This is worth listening to a couple of times. audioboo.fm/boos/1574606-jam...

10th Nov '13

We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and destinations, towards completely personalised experiences built on an aggregation of many individual pieces of content. Content being broken down into individual components and re-aggregated is the result of the rise of mobile technologies, billions of screens of all shapes and sizes, and unprecedented access to data from all kinds of sources through APIs and SDKs.

Why cards are the future of the web (and are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices)

10th Nov '13

It wasn’t out if arrogance that David Fincher, Beau Willimon and I [Kevin Spacey] weren’t interested in having to audition the idea. It was that we wanted to start to tell a story that would take a long time to tell. We were creating a sophisticated multilayer story with complex charters who would revile themselves over time, and relationships that would need space to play out.

The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. […] We have learned the lessons the music industry didn’t learn; give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they will more likely pay for it rather than steal it.

Kevin Spacey at the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival. youtube.com/watch?v=P0ukYf_xvgc

10th Nov '13

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Meet 98-year-old Hal Lasko. The Pixel Painter. vimeo.com/70748579. More of his work can be found on hallasko.com

10th Nov '13

The best strategists and executors don’t see a hand-off between strategy and execution. They see an integrated whole. They continuously hand ideas back and forth throughout all phases of a project, strengthening them together.

Setting strategy is elegant. Execution is a minefield. blogs.hbr.org/2013/08/closin...

24th Oct '13

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Today’s machines don’t just allow distraction; they promote it. […] In short: we have built a generation of “distraction machines” that make great feats of concentrated effort harder instead of easier.

Above quote is pulled from the article How Today’s Computers Weaken Our Brain, which in return, was found via Would Steve Jobs Have Become Steve Jobs Using A Computer Designed By Steve Jobs?

24th Oct '13

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“If you show up at a meeting with an interesting prototype while others bring only a laptop or a yellow pad, don’t be surprised if the whole meeting is centered on your ideas.”

Tom Kelley and David Kelley

14th Oct '13

That is Alonso’s biggest problem. When he doesn’t see any structural management, he starts to be the manager, and having a driver do that is the worst place a team can be.

bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/2...

26th Sep '13

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I admire the perfection of red coloured Italian sports cars. I like the uncompromising power-to-weight-ratio philosophy of the Lotus sports car. So, yeah — I have a big crush on the Alta Romeo 4C. More can be found here: 4c.alfaromeo.com and youtube.com/watch?v=KnuNv77rB0Q

26th Sep '13

sloppyui.tumblr.com. It’s all about intellectual honesty, not trolling.

10th Sep '13

But the truth is: An author can write a book. A musician can compose a song, a animator can compose a short, a painter can compose a painting. But most dynamic artists cannot realize their own creations, and this breaks my heart.

Above tends to apply to GUI designers, too.

Source

10th Sep '13

The harsh reality is that anything you ‘design’ in Photoshop is throw-away. A talking point. A reference for discussion. A platform to build from. It is never a definitive piece.

medium.com/design-ux/10489d3...

28th Aug '13

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Microsoft CEA Steve Ballmer’s legacy: A salesman without product vision… but isn’t that the legacy of the majority of corporate business done to date?

22nd Aug '13

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for instance, when in 2009 Gordon Brown, then the prime minister, gave President Obama a handsome penholder made of wood from a Victorian anti-slave ship, while Mr. Obama reportedly gave him a stack of movies that were incompatible with British DVD players.

Above quote is pulled from the New York Times article Ta-Ta, London. Hello, Awesome, where Sarah Lyall reflects on the changes ‘here’ and the ‘there’ after returning to the US after have lived for 17 years in the UK.

The article made me miss the UK. It also awoke my hope that we can create a world open enough so that any persons preferred way of life is an available option independently of location.

16th Aug '13

coffeeandthenewspaper

This blog [Coffee & the Newspaper] acts as a visual guide through internet wanderings’s while maintaining a focus on clothing your body & feeding your stomach.

Some of the food/fashion collages are superb. Above is just one example. Visit coffeeandthenewspaper.tumblr... for more.

16th Aug '13

New technologies will change the kinds of jobs people have in the coming years. Don’t be surprised if one day you’ve taken on the position of microbial balancer, corporate disorganizer, or urban shepherd.

I like the thoughts the article 8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025 activated in my mind.

12th Aug '13

I watch him type in his user-name and password. A message box opens up, but the kid clicks OK so quickly that I don’t have time to read the message. He repeats this process three times, as if the computer will suddenly change its mind and allow him access to the network. On his third attempt I manage to get a glimpse of the message. I reach behind his computer and plug in the Ethernet cable. He can’t use a computer.

Kids Can’t Use Computers… And This Is Why It Should Worry You is funny and well written article addressing the concern that we are soon to live in a extremely technical society and that most people (and policy makers) don’t know the difference between The Internet, The World Wide Web, a web-browser and a search engine.

12th Aug '13

We don’t make drinks and I say that with all possible respect for those who make drinks, we are not a sponsor, but we design and build cars of the very highest order.

Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo doesn’t like the current Formula 1 regulation favouring aerodynamics. f1technical.net/news/18679

12th Aug '13

Sometimes a logo is redesigned because it really needs redesigning-because it’s ugly, old fashioned, or inappropriate. But many times, it is merely to feed someone’s ego

Above quote is pulled from the article Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons by Paul Rand

10th Aug '13

After you’ve been running for 8+ hours every little thing becomes an incredible luxury; at mile 21 I drank a cup of flat Mountain Dew and I swear it tasted like unicorn tears.

Matthew Inman, maybe more known as theoatmeal.com (the article first sentence is, “I know you’re expecting lots of pretty pictures and jokes, but I ran for over 11 hours on Saturday and I wanted to write about it.”) wrote on theoatmeal.com/blog/ultramarathon about his experience running the 50 mile White River Ultra.

5th Aug '13

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So it’s 6am the morning after the race and due to large amount of discomfort in my legs I can’t actually sleep so I thought I’d start my race blog…

steveway.co.uk, winner of Stockholm Ultra Marathon 2013

2nd Aug '13

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You’ve seen skateboarding videos, but you haven’t seen anything like Bob Burnquist’s Dreamland. One of the best skateboarders in the world, Burnquist built a skateboarding mega-ramp in his backyard in Southern California. Now, he released an 8:30-minute video in which he defies gravity with a variety of crazy tricks, some of them including a helicopter (with an equally crazy pilot).

I will never know, but I will forever wonder — does it feel just as magic (f*#kingtastic) as it seems? Some of the things he pulls of in this is nothing short of incredible.

See the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=tSnfO15cAHE. Via @karlringman. Quote pulled from mashable.com.

2nd Aug '13

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back in 1937 the “baby cage” was distributed among London members of the Chelsea Baby Club, touted as the antidote to families without gardens or easy access to the outside

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2nd Aug '13

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In our mind and data driven culture it would serve us well to look beyond the body as merely a support mechanism for our brains. Instead go a bit deeper and view it as an equal knowledge center that we must teach and cultivate. In so doing we open ourselves, quite literally, to what the Spirit/Universe is saying within us. Through changing our bodies we can change our minds and our way of being.

medium.com/better-humans/5e6...

2nd Aug '13
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Our global economy, reckless in its use of all resources and natural systems, shows many of the indicators of potential failure that brought down so many civilisations before ours.

Economists forecast the end of growth
Unlimited GDP growth is over as we enter a new age of resource scarcity – we must transition to a new economy

2nd Aug '13

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Lovely way to showcase work by dow-smith.com. A in browser browser experience.

29th Jul '13

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However Seneca warns his friend that he shouldn’t get so caught up in travel as a simple remedy for feeling unhappy with his life. He states to his friend, “You need a change of soul rather than a change of climate” and reassures him that you can live a happy and virtuous life regardless of where we live. “To live well is found everywhere” he says.

Street photographer Erik Kim has written a lovely piece to summaries some thought On Travel and Street Photography.

27th Jul '13

Min sommarstuga är just nu belamrad med piratmaterial – mängder av teckningar och pysselfigurer föreställande superhjältar som amerikanska Disney äger de immateriella rättigheterna till. Barnen som tillverkat dem har givetvis gjort det utan formellt tillstånd, och sprider dem dessutom friskt via Instagram.

Remsrazzian av Kjell Häglund, för Expressen.

23rd Jul '13
23rd Jul '13

tally-up

Tally Up. A simple leaderboard between friends. Made with made with AngularJS and Firebase by @adambbecker.

19th Jul '13

To give you an example, 4,685 Spotify plays of my last solo album equated to £19.22 (that’s 0.004p per album stream). The equivalent to me selling two albums at a show. I think it’s fair to say that at least two of those almost 5,000 listeners would have bought the album from me if they knew the financial disparity from streaming.

Sam Duckworth: Thom Yorke’s right – artists can’t survive on Spotify streams guardian.co.uk/music/musicbl...

If you ask me: Spotify gave life to the old (and unfair) model — that feed the industry executives — and crippled what ever new model that was about to emerge. Spotify has done little for the artist. It gave the power back.

19th Jul '13

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation www.brainpickings.org/index....

19th Jul '13

When Apple launched the iPad mini in October 2012, Apple explained the design: the almost 8? screen size and thin border allow one-handed use. Now, the new 8? Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has the same border design as the iPad mini

obamapacman.com/2013/07/sams... via df4.us/lkl

19th Jul '13

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I definitely see a place for a pair of NIKE Free Hyperfeel in my… arsenal of running shoes. nike.com/fall13/#/us/en_us/h...

19th Jul '13

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When they release this model, NIKE Free Flyknit, with the Free 3.0 sole (thinner), I will get a pair. nike.com/fall13/#/us/en_us/f...

18th Jul '13

The authors argue that extraverted leadership commands the center of attention: being assertive, bold, talkative and dominant, providing and clear authority, structure and direction. However, pairing extraverted leaders with employees who take initiative, are more independent and speak out can lead to conflict, while pairing the same type of employees with an introverted leader, can be more successful.

[…] the workplace is populated by intelligent, knowledge workers, in workplace structures populated by self-managing teams and independent workers, particularly those of Generation Y. Many of these latter workers don’t see themselves as passive employees waiting for orders nor do they want to bes controlled by an extraverted leader.

psychologytoday.com/blog/wir...

18th Jul '13

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Proposals are difficult. They take too long. They’re usually an exercise in unrequited love. Is it any surprise creative professionals cringe when it’s time to put one together?

alistapart.com/article/a-mod...

18th Jul '13

pencils

lessthan100g.com/, a blog dedicated to tiny & beautiful stuff.

18th Jul '13

In the months before her grotesque death, Vickers had made calls not to friends or family but to distant fans who had found her through fan conventions and Internet sites. Vickers’s web of connections had grown broader but shallower, as has happened for many of us. We are living in an isolation that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors, and yet we have never been more accessible.

Source: Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

18th Jul '13

One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they’re on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more.[…] manager’s schedule […] [is] embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals […] it’s merely a practical problem to meet with someone. Find an open slot in your schedule, book them, and you’re done. […] among people who make things, like programmers and writers. They generally prefer to use time in units of half a day at least. You can’t write or program well in units of an hour. That’s barely enough time to get started.

paulgraham.com/makersschedul...

18th Jul '13

So what do I tell my boys now? At what precise pace should a black man walk to avoid suspicion?

nytimes.com/2013/07/16/opini...

18th Jul '13

Why mobile web apps are slow is a in-depth long and well formulated article weighing in at nearly 10k words.

I haven’t read all of it.

Never the less; I’m somewhat surprised, since… I mean — isn’t it blatantly obvious that native app is faster than a javascript based web app? I don’t even see the discussion.

However,
a web app compared to native app has OTHER benefits BESIDES speed that makes it an viable option. A organisation that maintain and develop a native app for a wide rage of devices and platforms for sure has a higher price tag, longer release cycles, higher risk and less coverage.

18th Jul '13

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It was like listening to a bunch of people explain how they used heroin to kick their methadone habit.

Technology used to be a way to solve life’s little problems. Now, technology is used to solve the little problems caused by technology. On some level, we know that doesn’t make sense, but we don’t have an app to convince us. Where’s the computer algorithm to prove that the quiet walk without the phone calls is the balance?

Being more connected can’t cure us of being too connected. Being more wired can’t make us less wired. Using one more app will never equal using one less app. There just isn’t an app for that.

The idea that we need a technological solution for too much technology is, at best, the Internet era’s great placebo effect. We feel like we’re getting a little better, but that’s just part of the same addiction. We’ll always be just one more piece of technology away from the solution.

Extracted from ‘Answer is a Click Away’
medium.com/better-humans/f62...

18th Jul '13

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Porcelain fighting figures dropped and photographed the moment of shattering.
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