Gary Hustwit’s (Helvetica) new film considers industrial design, and features interviews with Jonathan Ive and other rock stars of stuff.
Tag Archives: design
Thanks for the music. [via Nick Currie]
I was forwarded today’s Gizmodo post about a Hello Kitty laptop. Most of the comments on the post are not about the merits of the laptop, but the woman holding up the laptop. WTF, gentlemen? You know there’s a conversation that could be had about marketing, and product design. For instance: how are those decorations [...]
Twitter in Second Life uses a Rails proxy. [ via Yoz Grahame ]
I have a theory. One of the production designers for the new Battlestar Galactica opened a shipment from Amazon, looked at the cardboard backing of their shrink-wrapped order, and went, “hum, I could do something with that.” ETA: in the comments, Joe D says that BSG producer Ron Moore slipped in the clipped corners as [...]
I just noticed a nice feature in Mint’s UI: When your browser is too narrow to reasonably display links to all the modules: It folds the links into a select:
Mark Nottingham looks at a barcoded bottle of wine, and the iSight embedded in a MacBook and thinks, Safari should be smart enough to automatically navigate to a page with details for that bottle (e.g., a map of where it was produced, its winery, tasting notes, and similar wines). Hey, Mark, meet Bruce Sterling, who [...]
A couple of long days (running from 8am to 11pm) at the San Jose Hyatt (which looks a bit like the late, lamented Hyatt Rickey’s) for Blogher. Met many people, and a non-exhaustive list would include: Elizabeth Perry She’s a technologist in Pittsburgh, a heavy duty city for technology (CMU, and the steel mills that [...]
Cellphone Advertisement Originally uploaded by Ajax the Pirate. A mainland Chinese mobile phone company parodies official-Party propaganda posters in their ads.
Clay Shirky gave a talk at the Long Now Foundation last Monday on “Making Digital Durable”. If you read Clay’s essays, most of this won’t be new, but it was nice to hear him pull several threads together. Things that jumped out at me “Classes of errors unrelated to the mode of production.” “Who can [...]