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Review: mPact Glass screen protection for iPhone 6

An excellent screen protector hampered by Apple's iPhone 6 design. The post Review: mPact Glass screen protection for iPhone 6 appeared first on AppleTell.

Competition / TRENDS Excellence Awards in Architecture & Design 2014 / Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India)

TRENDS Excellence Awards in Architecture & Design 2014 is brought to you by Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India). Categories are spread over architecture, interior design, product design and visual design. Open to all architects, interior...Show More Summary

Competition / Unbuilt Visions 2014 / d3

Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects...Show More Summary

Princeton University Art Museum takes top honors in national design competition

last weekArts : Artdaily

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) honored a Princeton University Art Museum exhibition catalogue with its top publications design award for 2014. New Jersey as Non-Site won the 2014 Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence inShow More Summary

Chinese QX-04 Rifling Delayed Blowback Pistol

Here’s an interesting weapon from Chinese firearms designers (courtesy of Armory Exotic, an excellent blog) – at first it appears to be a pretty mundane-looking handgun, but a closer look reveals a pretty unique operating mechanism: The barrel is spiral-fluted in the opposite direction of the rifling in the barrel. Show More Summary

Cooper Hewitt Seeks Nominations for 2015 National Design Awards

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

The soon-to-reopen Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has opened the floodgates, seeking nominations for the 16th annual National Design Awards, honoring excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement in American design. For just...Show More Summary

Literature and motion design: Crossing the boundaries with Warren Lehrer’s “A Life in Books”

Warren Lehrer, a longtime pioneer of visual literature and professor at the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, released an excellent multimedia novel last year, A Life in Books. Described as “an illuminated novel with 101 books within it,” the hardcover book is enhanced by animations, multimedia performance and an upcoming app edition. The book... Read more »

Writer Emergency Pack

Clever idea from John August: a deck of cards with advice, ideas, and tricks for helping writers get unstuck. Nicely illustrated and designed (including excellent use of Univers). It’s a Kickstarter campaign that aimed small and has exploded way past their original goal. Show More Summary

Check out the Lineup for Authority Rainmaker: Denver, May 13-15, 2015

The photo above is the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. It’s a world-class hall designed in the lyric style with acoustical excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and clean sight lines, and it’s the venue for our second annual live conference — Authority Rainmaker. Show More Summary

Help wanted

I’m looking for people to help with some miscellaneous tasks. I don’t expect one person to do everything, but if you’re excellent at any of the following and interested in small projects please let me know. CSS / responsive design WordPress customization Emacs customization Advanced LaTeX Data cleaning and visualization Python (miscellaneous automation scripts) I […]

Last Exit to Nowhere Stickers

The excellent fan-made movie merchandise shop Last Exit to Nowhere now sells stickers of some its popular designs. The initial release consists of four sets of four stickers each. Set four is going to be a hit.

Progressive taxation made simple, and absurd

Here's an excellent video from Prager University that makes the absurdity of "progressive taxation" easy to see: I love videos like this because they bring the viewer back to basics with simple, logical arguments, designed to shift the terms of the debate. Show More Summary

Huawei Honor 6 lands in Europe for £250 and skips the carriers

Huawei has launched its Honor – yes, the American spelling – brand in Europe officially and with it the Honor 6 as the launch device. The top line is that the Honor 6 packs some excellent hardware into a nice design at a great price point. In the UK, for example, the Honor 6 can be yours for £249.99 with zero carrier involvement.

Meet The Revved-Up Brothers Designing The World's Best Cars For Jaguar And Ford

Ian and Moray Callum are more into commiseration than collaboration. But they both excel at creating wheels you want. Growing up in Scotland, all Ian Callum wanted to do was draw cars. Soon enough his younger brother, Moray, was into the same thing. Read Full Story

Norway’s Currency Goes Abstract

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Ah, Norway. Land of universal health care, widespread wealth, true democracy, and excellent design. In keeping with that last one, the country's central bank unveiled plans this week for some of the coolest currency we've seen in a long time.

This iPhone Inductive Charger Doubles as an Interactive Wall Clock

Apple stakes a good deal of its reputation on its rigorous approach to design excellence, so it's rare that an iPhone accessory designer comes up with anything that outdoes even Jony Ive's team, but we think we have a candidate withShow More Summary

Awesome Stuff: Great Graphics

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

My mind has been taken up by a lot of design projects lately, so for this week's awesome stuff we're looking at some excellent graphic design from the world of crowdfunding. Historic Robotic Spacecraft Though the majority of what we write about here at Techdirt is earthbound technology, I know there are plenty of space enthusiasts in our audience. Show More Summary

Importing an Excel Table to Design a Schedule in Adobe InDesign

What You'll Be Creating Tutorial Assets We've used Adobe InDesign CC in this tutorial, but older versions would work as well to follow along. You will also need the following stock photo to complete this tutorial. Please download itShow More Summary

Review: Leupold Mark AR 4-12x Scope

What happens when optics guys put their hats on and design a scope for common sporting rifles in common shooting situations? You get a solid concept with the potential for excellent execution. The Mark AR series is designed specifically for Modern Sporting Rifles and similar intermediate caliber rifles. Show More Summary

A Short History of Tappet Operation: Part II, an Early History of Tappet Designs.

If you haven’t read Part I, go ahead and follow the link. A history of David Marshall Williams the man can be read at the excellent US Carbines website, and therefore I will not cover it here. I highly recommend clicking through to the site and reading it in its entirety. Show More Summary

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