Paula Scher – Type is image

For over three decades Paula Scher has been at the forefront of graphic design. Iconic, smart and unabashedly populist, her images have entered into the American vernacular.

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Porto iPod music system


Porto is a portabel and rechargable music system with universal docking for all iPods with dock connector. With FM RDS tuner and wide possibilities to connect to computer and other mp3 players. With a simple user experience without unnecessary features Porto is pure joy to handle.
With Audio Pro´s deep roots in hifi sound and long acoustical experience, Porto delivers astonishing sound quality and bass. And it delivers its sound with true stereo sound from a single unit! Porto is incorporating the swedish stereo sound technology from EmbracingSound (TM).

I think it looks odd but the leather is a ice touch. More info. here.

50 Designers are asked 6 Questions

What are the things you should know before starting designing / programming? What things should you be aware of? How to get your project done? In fact, we wanted to take a close look at some practical answers to these questions – from the worlds’ best designers.


Choosing the right laptop

Choosing the portable computer that is right for you is, in many ways, tougher than selecting a desktop system. It’s very common for laptop shoppers to overlook very important issues such as weight, display size, and more.

The amount of RAM I can add is one of the largest considerations for me.
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Andy Warhol Watches

Love the colours. These watches come in bright Pop Art color combinations—orange with pink or blue with red—and feature Andy Warhol’s signature on the watch face. Includes a plastic crystal and case, and a matte plastic band. $95.00

Nava design’s Ark Saddle bag

Beautiful clean lines from Nava design’s Ark Saddle bag. It has zipper closer, adjustable shoulder strap and outside pockets. European sizes (Nava design is Italian): the small 10.5″h x 8.5″w x 1.25″d and A4 12″h x 11″w x .75″d. The A4 size will hold document sized objects. Available from Paperhaus for $78 or $95 depending on size.

A new class of portable computer

Yes I definitely see one of these in my near future. The iPod touch will be for those of us in Asia the closest we will likely ever get to owning an iPhone and really I’m not entirely convinced that the iPhone would be the most obvious choice a for pocket sized mobile. I keep my phone in my pocket or at hand and detest those buckle holsters. But what will be interesting about ths device is whether it will find a use for people like me. People who have long since given up on pdas.
But is this a pda? The most significant aspect of the iPod touch introduction is that it marks the emergence of a class of portable computer that can surf the Web, listen to music and watch video, all from a server. This plus a bevy of media and productivity apps that are extremely easy and delightful to use. Not entirely new but done far better than anything before. If we can get Skype, Mail, an Ebook reader, and the ability to take extended notes then I can imagine seldom needing another device on the road. The laptop would stay home. I’m sure all this along with increased disk space and reduced pricing will happen in time. I know I will be buying one as soon as they are introduced here in Taiwan. So is this an introduction of a portable hand held device that we will actually want to use?

Beating the carry-on liquid rules

A review of a selection of solid toiletries that will help you avoid the ambiguous carry-on liquid regulations on flights connecting to the US. I think it’s best to just buy in small quantities what you need at your destination.

These products will help you breeze through the airport without making a stop at baggage claim. They’re all carry-on safe, and none of them have to fit in a Ziploc.
Solid shampoo and conditioners work like bar soap for your hair. Just wet them and rub against wet hair. Before repacking, set them out to dry.

A solid choice for carry-on toiletries

Macally Bookshell Leather Cover for MacBook

Found via this two piece snap-on protective leather shell from macally is ‘specially’ designed for your MacBook. Suede inner lining to prevent scratches to your MacBook while still providing access to all ports and CD/DVD slot. Has ventilated rear to minimize heat built-up. Available in designer red or executive black. $30.00US.

Porter Day Pack

For the young and/or style conscious or for those who don’t want to get lost in a crowd comes this very bright bag from Porter. The “Lesson Solid” day pack simple design features the basics – front pocket and modest interior compartment. Both zippered. More here.

25 Tips to Become More Productive and Happy at Work

Have you gotten into a rut at work? Would you like to be more engaged, satisfied, and fulfilled in your work? Would you like to be more productive and feel a greater sense of accomplishment at the end of each day? Well you can. It just takes a desire and commitment to renew your habits and routines. Follow these tips and you’ll see your work life improve. And that improvement will trickle into the rest of your life too.

25 Tips to Become More Productive and Happy at Work