Often I get asked a lot of times about which books I'd recommend for the designers in their lives. Here is a short list.
From the emergence of ad hoc mobile payments in Africa, to the torrent of technology changes rippling across the globe, our understanding of the behaviors come largely through the disciplined and attentive field research. Here is the preeminent text on doing it well.
London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz creates these striking superhero women portraits with milk and food coloring, layering up to 200 photos of the same model with different milk splashes to create the final images.
Director of Photography Dustin Farrell (http://dfvc.com) created this compilation of the best of his storm chasing video from the summer of 2017.
And it is achingly gorgeous....
"Lightning is like a snowflake. Every bolt is different. I learned that lightning varies greatly in speed. There are some incredible looking bolts that I captured that didn't make the cut because even at 1000fps they only lasted for one frame during playback. I also captured some lightning that appear computer generated it lasted so long on the screen."
You know you have those friends and family members. They're techies. They're hipsters. They're geeks with style and substance. Here are our 5 picks for your stylish geeks this year.
his needs to be on the desk of the discerning comic book nerd.
The Bracelet Flask is a wearable porcelain vessel that holds a shot's worth of liquor. The shape was inspired by a small ring-shaped Pennsylvanian hip flask from the 19th century.
This little guy has it all, 2.5Ghz Wi-Fi connection, 5Ghz (2T2R),DLNA, USB On-The-Go support, SD Card, Miracast (for Android and Windows), Airplay, all it takes is a 10 second setup and you're good to go.While the CB-100W does not support HDMI any mobile device can quickly connect to the CB-100W, cable free and Wi-Fi not necessary, this mobile projector will ensure a hassle free experience.
The item is a portable and practical sleeve bag pouch, which is mainly made of drurable soft wool felt material, and can be used to store your Macbook laptops power adapter, wireless mouse, USB cable and other small items and protect them dust, scratches and other damages while traveling.
The Handpresso Outdoor Complete French Press is the perfect way to get a cup of Joe when you're on the go.
From the project page:
"Sharp, knifelike utensils have been made by humans for the last 2.6 million years. All cultures make use of a form of a knife and there are hundreds of types made from metal, plastic, stone, ceramic, glass and wood. For the launch of the web store, Chen Chen and Kai Williams present Shank Shack, 30 shanks in 30 days. These sharp utensils were made as an exercise in experimentation of connections and manipulation of proportions and materials. All pieces in the series achieve one goal and show the myriad of methods one could improvise to achieve that goal. All pieces are unique works and are signed and numbered."
When there is natural ice on Gouwzee, a bay very near Amsterdam, the skaters and ice yachters, hungry for the opportunity come out in droves. And these absolutely stunning photos from Ben Visbeek make me want to flock there too.
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What are during less-frigid times simply water caves on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Northern Wisconsin become these ice cathedrals, and AP photographer Brian Peterson has captured these stunning images from this winter.
If you've got a computer programmer in your life, and you are looking for something really killer to get them this Christmas, here is our gift guide.
Mechanical keyboards, especially for programmers who spend their days pounding out lines of code, not only provide the satisfying click and movement, but are meant to be better on the hands.
This gorgeous steampunk mechanical keyboard is a show piece.
This elegant and minimal desk lamp not only has a built in USB charging port and flicker-free light, but has 4 lighting modes (study, read, relax and bedtime) and 5 dimming levels.
The health benefits of standing are well documented, and for people who make their living at a desk and monitor, a standing desk is a must-have. This is a simple, flexible and gorgeous one.
Programmers have their own language and their own, often punny, always witty, sense of humor. This T-shirt, a premium American Apparel manufacture with a coding term used here with a wink and a smile.
Reproduction of the original patent artwork and application submitted by Steve Jobs to the US Patent & Trademark Office in 1983 printed on premium paper for an aged and authentic look.
X-ray photography project by Nick Veasey.
“To create these x-ray artworks serious risks and procedural hurdles need to be managed. The results are worth the hassle. X-ray allows us to see what is normally hidden to the human eye. It reveals the subjects from the inside out and allows us to appreciate what the world around us is truly made of.
In contemporary life, where so much of what we see has been embellished or has a level of artifice, the honesty and integrity the x-ray reveals has a simple, pure elegance.
In a nutshell, the work is a statement against society’s obsession with superficiality.”
Thomas Zakowski on 500px has captured these eery and amazing images of the lighthouse along Lake Michigan's short coated with ice. Although not photos from the recent Polar Vortex, the recent phenomenon makes these images that much easier to understand.
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