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Tel Aviv New View Nokia N95 8GB Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday, April 17th, 2008.

Nature’s Confetti
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Nature’s Confetti iPhone 6S Brighton, East Sussex, England Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.

Lobby by Armani
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Lobby by Armani iPhone 6S Tel Aviv, Israel Friday, September 30th, 2016.

Green Tea
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Green Tea iPhone 6S Herzlia, Israel Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

Drunk on Media
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Drunk on Media iPhone 6S Brighton, East Sussex, England Monday, September 12th, 2016.

Mini’s Buxom Rear with #69’s Mad Roof
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Mini’s Buxom Rear with #69’s Mad Roof iPhone 6S Brighton, East Sussex, England Saturday, July 30th, 2016.

I’m Too Sexy for My Tiles
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I’m Too Sexy for My Tiles iPhone 4S Brighton, East Sussex, England Sunday, January 20th, 2013.

That’s Satoyama Life, Folks
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By Ishihara Kazuyuki Design Laboratory. This won Best Artisan Garden at the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show.

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That’s Satoyama Life, Folks iPhone 4S London, England Friday, May 25th, 2012.

Jolly Bannister of Atomium
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Jolly Bannister of Atomium iPhone 4S Brussels, Belgium Tuesday, May 15th, 2012.

Tree and Tubes
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Tree and Tubes iPhone 4S Brussels, Belgium Monday, May 14th, 2012.

God Morgen
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God Morgen iPhone 4S Brighton, East Sussex, England Tuesday, April 24th, 2012.

We Made This
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We Made This iPhone 4S Brighton, East Sussex, England Tuesday, April 17th, 2012.

Mensch Bench
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Mensch Bench iPhone 4S Herzlia, Israel Saturday, November 19th, 2011.

Furry Balcony
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Furry Balcony Olympus C5050 Helsinki, Finland Friday, January 8th, 2010.

Good People on the Way
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Good People on the Way Olympus C5050 Brighton, East Sussex, England Tuesday, June 30th, 2009.

Who Do You Think You are Kidding, Mr Finjan?
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Who Do You Think You are Kidding, Mr Finjan? iPhone 6S Brighton, East Sussex, England Sunday, May 24th, 2009.

Brighton Life
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Brighton Life Olympus C5050 Brighton, East Sussex, England Tuesday, March 31st, 2009.

Glib Glug
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Glib Glug Nokia N95 8GB Brighton, East Sussex, England Saturday, February 21st, 2009.

Signs of the Old Times
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Signs of the Old Times Nokia N95 8GB Strathclyde, Scotland Monday, December 8th, 2008.

A Favorite Spot of Mine, Too
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A Favorite Spot of Mine, Too Nokia N95 8GB Ein Bokek, Israel Tuesday, November 18th, 2008.

Gay Day at the Park
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Gay Day at the Park Olympus C5050 London, England Thursday, June 12th, 2008.

Hot Pipes
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Hot Pipes Olympus C5050 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday, May 18th, 2008.

Indiana Jones and the Krispies of Coco
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Indiana Jones and the Krispies of Coco Nokia N95 8GB Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sunday, May 11th, 2008.

Sanctuary’s Path
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Sanctuary’s Path Nokia N95 8GB Key Largo, Florida Saturday, May 10th, 2008.

Sweetlife
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Sweetlife Nokia N95 8GB Saturday, April 26th, 2008.

Tel Aviv New View
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Tel Aviv New View Nokia N95 8GB Tel Aviv, Israel Thursday, April 17th, 2008.

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Briefs

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Nicely presented on Vimeo, Jen Simmons of The Web Ahead podcast gives a 1-hour talk on web design at a 2016 An Event Apart conference entitled Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts. Lots of nice slides of magazine layouts, where she suggests web designers should be returning for inspiration.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Anyone who goes to [Beethoven’s] Ninth Symphony then sits down and designs a wallpaper pattern is either a confidence trickster or a degenerate.

Adolf Loos, Ornament and Crime

 

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Regarding these great pithy quotes typographically set by London-based graphic designer Kyle Robertson, they all look very different but most use the same font: Archer!

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Looking for a way in to a responsive refresh, and because Engaging has a paid-up account at cloud.typography.com, I switched the main font at my personal site adamkhan.net from Georgia to Archer. However, this AIGA article, “Is Archer’s Use on Target?”, points to the font’s role in our larger socio-economic situation, and that I’m about 7 years behind the curve. There are also the Archer Alert and Archer Beat blogs. Turns out it’s everywhere, from US postal stamps to One Direction albums. Nonetheless I feel slightly redeemed by the conclusion at “The Devil Uses Archer”.

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Goodbye, grids, I at least hardly knew ye. Ethan Marcotte, coiner of the very term responsive design, argues that a web design today should “algorithmically generate a responsive layout that best reflects the importance of the information within it.”. Yes! Another choice quote: “The breakpoints we introduce to our responsive designs aren’t tied to the shape of a device’s screen. Instead, our media queries defend the integrity of the content we’re designing.”

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Interesting, easy-to-understand breakdown of colors used in iOS app icons in 2015. Reds are most popular, then blues. By Hwee-Boon Yar. [via MacStories]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

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Simplistic, kind of repetitive, engrossing, not too much I didn’t already know I don’t think, but necessary reading. Nice last paragraph even if redundant last chapter.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Stand up for your work! Or as The New York Times puts it, “Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics”.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Andy Ihnatko, MacTech Conference attendee, on the group tour of Disney Animation, an advance screening of Wreck-It Ralph, and John Lasseter’s desk. [via TidBits]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The Frank Lloyd Wright archives are moving to New York, reports Arch Daily; paper to Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library , models and prototypes to MoMA.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The Making of The Spy Who Loved Me by the BBC for the Open University, 1977. Episode #1: Cubby Brocolli, Producer. #2: Ken Adam, Production Designer (“not indispensible”, “preferable”, “unique”, “important”). #3, Barbara Bach, Bond Girl.

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Fascinating, that Apple’s Sony-inspired designs for the iPhone back in 2005 were more like the iPhone 4 than what was subsequently initially released. Had they been leading up to the 4 style all along?

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Monday, June 18th, 2012

An interview at frocktalk.com with Being There costume designer May Routh. “Rene Magritte: I think that this came after shooting of the film and can be seen in the advertising and posters, but I never heard it discussed.”

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Designs from the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair brought to the rest of us by the estimable and venerable The New York Times. I really should subscribe and support it.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

On Windows 8, and an illustrated history of Windows itself, by Steven Sinofsky. Long and juicy. [via daringfireball]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

“Nation on the Move” is the magnificent second episode of the America Revealed PBS series. Interestingly, the show is British-made.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Photos by Paul Ringstrom of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Muirhead Farmhouse which I had not heard of until this moment. I just love it. Beautiful brickwork that seems to be just the same as unbeautiful brickwork. Perfect shapes. The slightly outcropping wooden ziggurat on top. Oooh. Also the Sims House.

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Taking his time, Morozov asks the right questions about Steve Jobs, comparing him first to the Bauhaus movement, then to Henry Ford. Many quotable quotes, and good comments, especially the long one from JakeH at 02/27/2012 – 7:46pm EDT.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The new $100,000 Fisker Karma, The World’s Most Interesting Car, reviewed in The Wall Street Journal. James May in Top Gear Loves it too. Interior has been described as mid-century modern. Oh yes and made in Flinland.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Ohio-based identity designer Adam Ladd asked his 5-year-old daughter her impressions on some popular logos.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Design: the marriage of ergonomics and aesthetics.

ASK

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Toca Boca: ingenious iOS games for kids and not such.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

John Malkovich on Charlie Rose.

John Malkovich: The world is in fact, well, if you’re anywhere near as lucky as I have been, but even if you’re just moderately lucky, the world is in fact an exquisitely beautiful, endlessly fascinating place filled often with spectacular people.

Charlie Rose: That’s exactly the way I feel.

JM: You know…

CR: Exactly!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Irit and I were discussing this regarding ET, which still feels contemporary: in arts, entertainment and style, it’s been Groundhog Day for 20 years. “Now that we have instant universal access to every old image and recorded sound, the future has arrived and it’s all about dreaming of the past.”

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

We need to go back to nature in order to move forward. Amazing futuristic ways to be smart about energy in your own house by Philips at Dutch Design Week.

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

The inevitable and welcomed iPhone 4S teardown by the ifixit guys.

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

My favorite FLLW site is Peter Beers’ Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip. He’s stayed at the houses wherever you can, and done some benign architectural stalking where the residence remains private.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Wright-sized Houses

Diane Maddex

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I drop to 4 from 4.5 stars, which would be extremely high for this sort of book, because I don’t think Maddex covers FLLW’s underpinnings for sometimes preferring small. Like valuing a difficult site, a successful job of making a small place feel big is better than actual big because it involves magic. True that? Maybe not quite, but if the question even comes up, you’ve done well. All the principles laid out in the book I already knew, but she covers them with examples, and I don’t think there’s another book with the same pretty darn important angle.

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Krauthammer visits the new King memorial in Washington.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Both the BBC and Fox news web sites have recently been redesigned, with the BBC losing its looks and Fox getting neat and serious.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

 
 

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