June geometry

June 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

By now you might have guessed that we are obsessed with a number of things. Some of them are fabrics and geometry. So this month’s background is a sweet combination of the two. Created by fabric house Osborne and Little, balyan is a great geometric patterned fabric. It’s pattern of interlocking cubes is inspired by ottoman design. In fact, it has got its name from the Balyan family, a dynasty of Armenian architects famous for designing and building some of the most important Ottoman buildings in Istanbul.

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The desktop wallpaper project

May 29, 2011 § 2 Comments

The fantastic the fox is black design blog plays host to a great little project: the desktop wallpaper project.

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They invite illustrators, graphic designers and artists to create unique desktop wallpapers.

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Each wallpaper is available for various screen resolutions, including, of course, iPhone, iPad and PSP screens.

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Love it!

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May day vinyl

May 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

May is here and it’s time to change our background. This time we are in a retro mood and we ‘re celebrating music. Hence our vinyl background by artist Stephen Klise, found on pixel girl presents. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Create stunning word cloud infographs

April 2, 2011 § 4 Comments

Sometimes everybody is in on the secret, and somehow you are left out. That’s the case with me and wordle. So, if there’s anyone else in this world who hasn’t heard about wordle yet (which I doubt), this is what it does: it is a web app that creates beautiful word clouds from any text or URL you submit. It allows you to change fonts, colors and layout. It basically allows you to create stunning infographs based on word occurance to use in an essay, presentation or website and blog post. Try wordle-ing articles, novels, song lyrics, letters, ads or whatever else comes to mind.

It is very addictive; I’ve just spent the last half an hour wordle-ing the lyrics of some of my old favorites. Can you guess what they are? (Highlight the text to view the artists and songs)

This Mess We're In

Highlight: PJ Harvey “The Mess We’re In”

MapsUnder The Bridge

Highlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps”,  Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Under The Bridge”

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Cool patterns

April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Our latest background for April (which some of you might have seen a bit earlier, oops) comes from Pattern Cooler. It is an amazing web service that allows you to edit online and download hundreds of seamless background patters for your desktop, twitter account, blog or mobile device. You can download the ready-made backgrounds as they are, or edit their colors and pattern size. It has a huge selection, but we particularly liked the minimal, japanese and geometrical series.pattern cooler

For April we decided to go retro. Find our background here.

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Origami social icons

March 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

There is such a plethora of downloadable icons for blogs, websites and windows desktops, that I get really bored browsing through them. Plus, they all look so similar to me. But these little cuties caught my eye. Which is not surprising, since my love for origami is well documented. And what’s more, these are completely free, even in their vector .eps format. You can download them here.

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