Archive for August, 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This article on Mozilla’s Ubiquity has been making the rounds, but holy crap why aren’t people thinking this way when designing mobile devices? Make everything more natural.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I just discovered Pasquale D’Silva, a talented illustrator and animator. You can read his musings and see tutorials on his own site, and he also has a great drawing tutorial on rhythm lines at Vectortuts.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Every week Typesites showcases a site with, you guessed it, great typography. I hope he’ll get some sites on here that haven’t been around the design showcase block a million times, but great idea.

Ethnography Behind Intel’s Classmate PC

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The essence of this video: Watch what’s happening and how it happens, don’t make assumptions about what people are actually doing. Ask questions, you won’t see everything. Then enhance the experience naturally. This is how every UX project should be approached. Help people do what they want them to do, don’t force them down the […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Future Media Standards & Guidelines from the BBC. I particularly appreciated this point: 1.1.2. If a user does not have the correct plug-in to access the enhanced content, or cannot easily access the content because they are using assistive technologies (such as screen readers) or Betsie to view the site, this should not detract from […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Canadian designer Matt Brett just launched an awesome redesign of his site. Great use of icons! One thing I’ve always really liked about his sites is how he incorporates current games and music. I wonder if he’s hand rolling that part?

New Mika Miko Video

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

I saw this on Stereogum today and had to repost. The first time I saw this band (I think with the Gossip?) my initial thoughts were “Yeah I liked Kill Rock Stars in 1994 too” but I got a few of their records and they’re a solid, fun band.

The Work From Home™

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

One of the best things working from home has afforded me is getting to make myself real lunch food in my own kitchen. This sandwich is my lunchtime staple, and I’ve made it a variety of ways just using what was on hand in my house so feel free to make substitutions. Lay two slices […]

Look at This Freaking Cake!

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Rachel made this for my birthday. It’s a shark attack cake, because I love shark week. Happy blood day.

Movies I Have Seen Lately

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

When I moved to Cleveland Heights I had the good fortune to move three blocks from the Cedar Lee, the local independent film theater. Monday is $5 movie night, and I’ve been trying to take advantage of it’s close proximity. Since moving I have seen: Savage Grace American Teen OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies […]

My New Record Player: The Beogram RX2

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

A while back I wrote about my love for Bang Olufsen and the Beogram. I regularly check eBay for them, but they’re always missing the stylus or the hinges are broken. Buying something I can’t test made me a little apprehensive as well. I recently came across someone on Craigslist selling a mint condition Beogram […]

Belated July 2008 Mix

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

This mix is best served on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Rain for the first half is desirable but not essential. Also appropriate for: driving to get dinner, Friday at 7pm, a trip to the book store, walking your dogs at dusk, dawdling and napping on the couch. The Skygreen Leopards – Places West of Shawnapee […]