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Understanding Is King Or The End Of Online Life

Understanding Is King Or The End Of Online Life

It happened gradually, the Web has already turned 25. But the first generation of digital natives is growing up fast. For them, the Internet is no big deal – it has always been there.  And they even create parallel worlds of social media and gaming where they can create perfect parallel lives or be their …

4 Technologies You Will Soon Have To Live Without

4 Technologies You Will Soon Have To Live Without

Remember the last time you used a pay phone? You don’t? You're not the only one. Pay phones and phone booths used to be on every corner and lined up at every gas station and grocery store. What about 8-tracks? Cassette tapes? VCRs? It wasn't but 15 years ago that we all had VHS tapes, …


(PHOTO)graphy By Sheung Yiu

(PHOTO)graphy By Sheung Yiu

In 1939, when Sir John Herschel coined the term 'photography' and announced the innovation of ‘painting with light’ to the public, people almost instantly started exploring its use in science and fine art. Nobody seemed to be stunned by the idea nor the perfect replication of ‘reality’ using light. Today, in the omnipresence of digital …

Ajust: How To Find The Perfect Shoe Online

Ajust: How To Find The Perfect Shoe Online

One of the largest pain points is the fact there is as of yet, no standardized shoe sizing scale. A size 9 in a adidas, may be a size 10 in Nike. The online shoe sales industry is a fast-growing market as consumers increasingly shift purchases online. However the user experience can still to be …

The Art Of Ruin By Robert Stivers

The Art Of Ruin By Robert Stivers

In his new monograph, The Art of Ruin (Twin Palms, ISBN 978-1-936611-08-9, $95 at Amazon), Robert Stivers explores the distances that keep memory strange and uninhabitable. The objects presented in this series are, to some extent, recognizable. But the psychic experience that Stivers infuses seamlessly into these photographs, transforms them—evoking both a sense of loss …


The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

Love Thoughts is a very personal video art interpretation of Milan Kundera’s novel „The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by German Video Artist and our friend Felix Hörhager, which took him more than two years of work to finish the video. The creation of Love Thoughts was also inspired by the American video artist Matthew Barney …

Virtual Reality Headsets For Smartphones: Advances And Uses

Virtual Reality Headsets For Smartphones: Advances And Uses

Immersion is the goal of any good video game, whether it's an early arcade cabinet or the latest and greatest first-person shooter game. Developers have been working to bring you as close to the action as possible, and the latest designs of virtual reality headsets are starting to make that a reality. Oculus Rift The …

The Finest Details In True 4k With Action Cam By Sony

The Finest Details In True 4k With Action Cam By Sony

Grab pro-level footage in gorgeous 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) video with Sony's new FDR-X1000V 4k ($499.99, available through Amazon or Sony) action cam. The FDR-X1000V 30p/24p allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and realistic images, sitting within a splash proof body. The Action Cam is capable of shooting in 10 different shooting modes …


GoPro Flashlight Brings ‘True Colour’ To Underwater Video

GoPro Flashlight Brings ‘True Colour’ To Underwater Video

Australian founded startup SeaLantern is making a spectacular entrance into the dive, bike & video market with the release of the Flame Angel flashlight; a GoPro mount capable light bringing ‘true colour’ to footage shot at depths of up to 300m as well as on land. Machined from marine grade alloys the Flame Angel has …

A Collection Of 50 Logotypes By SilkEight

A Collection Of 50 Logotypes By SilkEight

This nice black, white and silver limited edition book (ISBN 978–973–0–18335–1, 25 €) is a collection of fifty logotypes and marks Bucharest-based design studio studio SilkEight created over the last years. The majority of the logos were made for clients and some for friends. Regardless of their purpose, all of them were designed to best …

Graphic Design Under The Gun

Graphic Design Under The Gun

Imagine if you worked at a place without deadlines. A company that allowed you to work at your own pace and finish your layout whenever you like. Doesn’t that sound good? Every (graphic design) job has deadlines, otherwise nothing would get accomplished. And often the best things in design happen under great time pressure. But …


Tones Of Dirt And Bone By Mike Brodie

Tones Of Dirt And Bone By Mike Brodie

"The photos? I want people to see them just as I want to tell someone a good story. Nobody enjoys boredom. Everything comes as a surprise,” says photographer Mike Brodie. The photographs in Tones of Dirt and Bone (Twin Palms Publishers, ISBN 978-1-936611-10-2-s) were made between 2004 and 2006, the years Brodie first began exploring …

And You Thought Standing Was Good For You?

And You Thought Standing Was Good For You?

You can’t deny the health benefits of standing desks: Standing burns more calories than sitting, improves posture and helps to keep your body in good health. And while treadmill desks take it to the next level, most of us don’t have the funds or room for a piece of gym equipment at our workspace. That's where …


A Pant That Comes With A 25 Year Guarantee

A Pant That Comes With A 25 Year Guarantee

As Manuel Rappard told me about his new Kickstarter project The Quarter Century Pant (khaki, forest green, stone grey, navy, oak and charcoal, $85) I could not believe that this trouser is backed by a 25 year guarantee. Only few things are more frustrating than finding your perfect pair of pants. After buying you most …

GPS-Based Security Devices And Their Functions

GPS-Based Security Devices And Their Functions

Keeping track of your valuables isn't easy, especially when those items come in all shapes and sizes. From smartphones and tablets to your car and even your own children, GPS tracking devices can be handy when trying to keep your eye on everything. Here are some different GPS trackers you can use to keep your …

RNI Films 3.0 – More Than 170 New Presets Added

RNI Films 3.0 – More Than 170 New Presets Added

Good things come to those who wait. It took RNI more than a year to develop these new film presets for Lightroom. This is the most complete collection of RNI’s third generation of film-simulating presets for Adobe Lightroom. More than 170 new presets have been added to simulate more variations of more film stocks (including …


Principles Of Modern Minimalism

Principles Of Modern Minimalism

The minimalist movement continues today with modern minimalists fighting against materialism and conspicuous consumption. Its mantra is less is more because it gets down to basics so you can focus on what is most important without the distractions and stress of excess, clutter and chaos. Development of Minimalism Modern minimalism is rooted in art and …

Outdoor Photography Filter Holders

Outdoor Photography Filter Holders

MindShift Gear has just released two new miniature outdoor photography filter holders. With their addition to line-up, the photography gear company now has the most complete selection of high quality filter holders available on the market. The Filter Nest ($45) is the first dual-purpose round filter case for outdoor photography. The Filter Nest is two …

Put An End To Phantom Load

Put An End To Phantom Load

Leaking electricity, also called phantom load or commonly known as standby power refers to the electric power consumed by electronic devices while they are switched off (but are designed to draw some power). That power is consumed by internal or external power supplies, remote control receivers, text or light displays, circuits energized when the device …


Songbook By Alec Soth

Songbook By Alec Soth

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Minnesota based photographer Alec Soth has recently turned his eye toward community life in the country. It’s more of a subtly piece looking at the tension between American individualism and the desire to be collective. From upstate New York …

Get Inspired By These Home Upgrades

Get Inspired By These Home Upgrades

We all want to add value to our homes and we have all heard about the must-do upgrades and projects that will be the best for our wallet in the long-term. But which ones really give you the best bang for your buck? In addition to cost savings, which are the most visually appealing? Here …

2014 Best Gaming And Music Portable Speakers

2014 Best Gaming And Music Portable Speakers

A pair of good headphones is an ultimate must-have for gamers and music lovers. But when you get to play an interactive online game or listen to good music and want other people to get involved in it, the best way to share the fun is to share audio. Gamers and music enthusiasts are very …