Archive for the 'Design' Category

How do you feel?

Posted by seoulfully on May 10th, 2008

twistori

Not just feel, but love/hate/think/believe/feel/wish.

It searches for keywords in summize and loads them into the site.  There’s even a screensaver available.

Follow me on Twitter (if you want).

twistori is based on Jonathan Harris’s We Feel Fine, which is equally, as Michael Bay would say, awesome.  Here’s Harris’s talk at TED:

I’m simply amazed

Posted by seoulfully on April 24th, 2008

I shouldn’t be because the internet is nothing if not a place for the niche-iest of niches, but I found this link on Kottke that talked about the size of Smurfs and how they lived in mushroom houses when ostensibly Smurfs were “three apples high” or in some rendering knee high on “humans”.  That link led to another link which was a Smurf forum discussing this issue.

Things that amaze me about this:

  • There is a Smurf forum (this shouldn’t amaze me, but it does)
  • That the people on the Smurf forum are serious about the realism of Smurf building/construction
  • That they write things like this:

If Smurfs are three apples tall, how can they live in mushrooms? What kind of mushroom is big enough to house a being about the size of a coke can? This has caused me a great deal of consternation over the last several days. Please help me!

A “great deal of consternation over the last SEVERAL days“!!! Wow. 

Links here:

Kottke’s post via this blog post (JeffRubin.com) via this message board thread (Blue Buddies – Smurf message board)

This means I will soon have a lot less money

Posted by seoulfully on April 20th, 2008

Or will have to try really hard to practice fiscal discipline.  Especially once they fill out their stock online.

Spectacles for Humans webstore up!

I want some acetate frames.  Maybe some Derome Brenner Jacky 2’s (totally ripping AYN’s as they are one of my favorite model of Jackie’s)

Here they are:

derome brenner jacky 2

Sun poem

Posted by seoulfully on April 20th, 2008

Experiential Typography | One Day Poem Pavilion | Jiyeon Song

Art girl (name sounds Korean, but what do I know, I was born in Texas) makes a sun poem thing.  Sun passes over this thing and reveals a poem.

sunpeom

sun poem

sun poem

sun poem

images via Gizmodo (click for their snarkier post on this).

Even if I was uber into the pics

Posted by seoulfully on April 20th, 2008

And taking the pics, and in some artsy art school, I’d not buy and wear these bracelet.

aperturefocus

focus

But I present them here for you dear reader, in case your fashion sensibilities don’t lie exactly in line with my own.  Just thinking about it though.  If I was into photography that much (I am into photography, but not that much… well enough to spend money I shouldn’t on gear I really don’t need), wouldn’t wearing these bracelets/cuffs as I’m shooting be the equivalent of wearing a band tshirt to that band’s concert?

re:vision – Designers – Oye Modern

Do I work today or do this?

Posted by seoulfully on April 18th, 2008

Gizmodo’s desktop clutter contest!

So you know what I’m talking about, some examples (images courtesy of Gizmodo):

spider pig

space invaders

on linux

smiles

AND… umm… &… ampersand

Posted by seoulfully on April 15th, 2008

Another Kottke goldmine!

The history of the ampersand.

One day I’ll code a window/frame to load kottke within my blog and just say, “Check out kottke today!”  Til then I hope you continue to click my blog, instead of hitting the source.  Well not instead of.  In addition to.

Roll your own

Posted by seoulfully on April 15th, 2008

Maybe I’ll start creating my own graphs, infographics now.

GraphJam.

I’ve not tried it yet, but give me a bit.  It’s kind of like MuxTape.  I blogged, I’m interested, I’ll try eventually.

 

Edit: I just looked at the make your own.  Alright it sucks.  Carry on with your day.  I was hoping for tools you could enter data and they’d pop out cool graphs and such, but nah.  Just blank templates for snarky “observations”/data.

Design post of the day

Posted by seoulfully on April 14th, 2008

Of the day implies it’s daily, which is a total lie, but I’m sticking with the title.

Test your font knowledge.  I suck. – The Rather Difficult Font Game

A review of excellent title sequences. – The Art of the Title Sequence

Links courtesy of Kottke and DaringFireball.

More infographics

Posted by seoulfully on April 7th, 2008