Oddities & Diversions: January 2008

January 30, 2008

xScope 2

The Iconfactory releases xScope 2, now with Dimensions (among other improvements), a sweet measuring feature that acts like a laser level. A must have application for web designers.

Lose The Tripod

$1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera. Brilliant. (via DF)

January 28, 2008

Let the Right One in

Trailer for a very interesting looking Swedish vampire horror film, Let the Right One in. (via CP)

January 26, 2008

Underware interview

The January MyFonts Creative Characters newsletter features an interview with one of my favorite type foundries, Underware.

January 24, 2008

Streaming Life

T Inc., Tom Watson’s slick new personal site that is set up to aggregate his activity from Twitter, Flickr, and more into one stream. Great concept. I imagine we are going to start seeing a lot more personal sites doing this.

Dead On

Trailer for Dead On, a documentary on the Life and Cinema of George A. Romero.

Isolated Devil

Isolated vocal track for David Lee Roth on Van Halen’s Running With the Devil. Fucking rad. (via CP)

January 18, 2008

Design for the Real World Podcast

Design for the Real World, a self proclaimed “inside look at the genius of everyday things” and a regular segment on the always enjoyable Studio 360, now has its own podcast. Definitely worth many listens. (via UnBeige)

January 15, 2008

WebClip icons for iPhone

How to make custom iPhone WebClip icons: drop a 57px × 57px PNG with the name “apple-touch-icon.png” at the root level on your server.

Design Leader: Chip Kidd

Dwell Magazine’s video interview with Chip Kidd on design, royalties, and his new band.

January 11, 2008

Photic Sneeze

Why a third of the population (I am among that third) sneezes when looking at the sun.

January 10, 2008

Bed in a Bag

Lippi Selk Bag, a sleep wear system, and the most cozy outfit you can buy.

January 9, 2008

An Event Apart in 2008

The dates and speakers for An Event Apart in 2008 have been announced, and tickets for the first event of the year in New Orleans are on sale now!

Yellow Cab

Taxi 07: Roads Forward, a long term plan for improving the NYC taxi system by Design Trust for Public Space. Available as a beautifully designed and informative PDF.

High Tide

Nice stop motion animated ad for Big Yellow storage.

January 5, 2008

Design Matters Season Five

The schedule for Debbie Millman’s Design Matters podcast has been announced and includes some great people! Tune in on January 18th.


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