The central point of Yojimbo, as I see it, is that you can just throw bits of information into it without really thinking much at all. It’s a deceptively simple application, and most of the places where it gets particularly clever – like, say, the Drop Dock and the Quick Input window – share the same fundamental purpose: to make it as easy and frictionless as possible to add new bits of information.
Although market speculations recently indicated that AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux Display may receive orders from Apple for its iPhone panels, sources at panel makers recently said the major suppliers for the panels may be two Japan-based players while an unspecified Taiwan-based company may be a secondary source for the iPhone panels.
Though unique, unlike so many of the watches featured on Tokyo Flash this watch actually retains the classic looks you might come to expect. I like the wilder products they carry but can appreciate the utility of this timepiece called ‘cranky’.
Clean lines with reflective mirror rim and an arrow to show the hours. The minutes are shown by the center ring. Different but not too different, and easy to tell the time. The strap can be adjusted by cutting the rubber and moving the pin along.
Typography is an artform that stretches back thousands of years—from stone-carved letterforms in the second century, to Gutenberg’s creation of movable, letterpress type in 1448. Typesetting was born a tedious trade where hours were spent laying out a book’s pages one letter at a time. For the last 150 years designers have wielded type as visual weaponry, to point directly at the masses and fire at will. Now we’re assaulted with type, most of which is awful; and that’s where you come in.
“Two fonts walk into a bar, the bartender says ‘we don’t serve your type here’. So they called the serif.”
Belkin Flip是一組設計優美且吸引人的營幕切換器 ，相較於在台灣電腦賣場內常看到陽春型土色的那一種，真的有天差地遠的感覺。雖然我很討厭桌上散布很多條線，但這似乎是可以整合我的個人伺服器和筆電的好方法。但我覺得如果只能使用VGA的接頭，就等於犧牲了顯示的品質。以下是來自Pop Gadget的報導:
I’m off to Hong Kong this afternoon for a few days. This trip is a bit different in that I am taking my daughter, who is not quite 4, on our first trip together alone. The plan is after I get the purpose of the trip out of the way we will spend a full day at HK Disneyland where she can experience all her favourite characters and see ‘ the’ castle up close. I expect I will be completely exhausted. This is I hope the start of many short (and long) trips around Asia with my kids.
I think this would be perfect for adding light to the back of my LCD. My current lamp creates too much heat, something I don’t need when it’s already 37˚C in my office (no AC).
Space conserving, energy efficient, and award winning, this two-bar lamp has 66 LEDs (included) that brightly illuminate but create minimal heat. Adjustable joints extend up to 46″, allowing for easily directed light. Includes a desk clamp. Made of aluminum and plastic. Simple assembly required.
Z-Bar LED Desk Lamp ($130.00US) by Peter Ng.
Peter Ng, spent a year perfecting the design of the Z-Bar, which is manufactured in Hong Kong. “I always wanted to create a lamp that had just the essentials,” Ng said. “At the same time I wanted the lamp to be functional and look good.” A featherweight crop of LEDs enabled the designer to fulfill both profiles: Sixty-six bulbs put out more than 100 lumens focused in a 50-degree viewing angle, and the lamp’s aluminum supports have been thinned to just ½ by ¾ inches. The piece extends with birdlike grace 47 inches from a weighted base that can tuck under external hard drives or act as a makeshift coaster. Once Ng had prototyped the bendy body, he said, “I handed out samples to co-workers and friends. I went back and spent days and nights figuring out how to make the joints as adjustable as my testers wanted.” There are three joints in the neck alone, including a hinge, a rotational joint, and the light bar’s plug-in spot. (The company has since extended the LED line with four other variants, including mini Zs with 40 LEDs and I-shaped lamps with 38 LEDs.)
iSkin seems like a somewhat unfortunate name to call a company – sooner (hopefully) than later placing an i before your name will no longer signify hipness. That aside, their SOHO line of laptop sleeves for MacBook, MacBook Pro and similarly sized PCs appear to be a good value.
Made from premium synthetic leather and dyed using only environmentally safe inks, these handsomely designed sleeves offer sturdy protection that mates couture looks with rock star flare.
It seems every year Intel contracts a design firm to build a notebook concept around their vision of the moment or new tech. in the works. This time around the “machine had to be fashionable, able to connect to all manner of wireless networks, and full of the latest, fastest computing capabilities. Oh yes, and make it as thin as Motorola’s Razr. Its own engineers in conjunction with Ziba Design in Portland, Ore., rose to the challenge”. The result is code-named the Intel mobile Metro notebook and it remarkably less than 0.7 inches thick. Intel promises that this particular prototype will enter manufacturing later in the year.
Read more on the Businessweek article.
You’ve got your smart phone, you’re addicted to your Blackberry, your laptop is wirelessly connected to the Space Station, and you can run it all from the local coffee shop using web-based project management. Groovy, you’ve mastered these basic and not-so-basic tools.
But what else does it take to keep your web work flowing?
For this project I set out to design a business card that a prospective client would want to keep on their table rather than in their pocket.
The result was a business card that worked like a miniature house-plant, growing alfalfa or cress when dipped in water – a business card for ‘another bloomin’ designer’.