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Friday, 30 January 2009

Design’s elusive “final ten percent”

Just yesterday Rakesh and me were talking about that final touch, the jewel of the crown, or in Cameron’s words, “the final ten percent” when designing stuff. Almost every serious designer is sure to have experienced just how elusive the last mile can be. It’s what separates the professionals from the amateurs.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Politics of Flash

Steven Frank echoes a lot of my thoughts on the use of Flash and the saving grace of the excellent ClickToFlash for us Safari users.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Australian Open 2009 draws

Get set for the first Grand Slam of the year which kicks off a little less than 36 hours from now. As always, will be featuring the latest draws of both the Men’s and Women’s singles tournaments.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Qingwen icon


Qǐngwèn is a Chinese dictionary that will finally make it easy for you to lookup words in Chinese.

Free iPhone app by Da Geek – Karan.

Book Cover Archive logo

The Book Cover Archive

Much like Sleevage for book covers.

They say not to judge a book by its cover. I can’t make up mind if the inverse should also apply.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

GIVE: A gentle introduction to video encoding

Mark Pilgrim’s series on the maze that is digital video.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Objectified – Trailer

Gary Hustwit has released the first trailer for his latest project – Objectified.

Wasn’t expecting anything less from the director of “Helvetica”, and having seen the trailer, Objectified looks set to be another great documentary about the always fascinating world of design.

Update: A higher-quality version is up on the film’s official website.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Making the Bloody Thing Up

A brilliant print joke that did not go down too well with the editor’s boss. Too bad for the boss.

Boymongoose - Christmas in Asia Minor cover


Brisbane–based Indian boy band behind the hilarious “12 Days of Christmas”. Also check out “Single Girls”.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Year in review 2008

Way too much sleep. (On the lines of Dan Cederholm)

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