Bjork’s Biophilia

July 19, 2011 § 2 Comments

Bjork’s much anticipated new album Biophilia is out today.


Biophilia is going to be released as a regular music album, but also as an iPhone/iPad app. Biophilia, the free app, is a multimedia framework, created by Bjork in collaboration with other artists, scientists, programmers and designers, that will hold each song – sold separately. Each in-app song will explore the relationship between music and physical phenomena, from the atomic to the cosmic.

biophilia 1  biophilia 3

In the meanwhile you can preview, for free, the first two singles:

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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.


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


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


Love it!


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Trapped in an iPhone

May 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Trapped in an iPhone is a video, written and choreographed by Ronen Verbit and Vanya Polunin.

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Two amazing, retro accessories for the iPhone

April 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

Granted, these are only concepts. But still they are impressive.

Leica iPhone

First there is the Leica camera body and lens for the iPhone by Los Angeles-based consultancy Black Design Associates, LLC. It will be the accessory that will transform the iPhone to a full fledged Leica camera. With such a pedigree, hell, I might even jump on the instagram bandwagon.


Then there is the iPhone turntable by designer Olivier Meynard. Not only does it play vinyl records, but it also adds them to your charging iPhone as mp3s. Pretty amazing, huh?

Product design that gives true meaning to the retro-futuristic trend.

via core77 and Yanko design 

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Read it elsewhere

April 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mostly things from the past in this selection of links:

  • “I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat—don’t ask, it’s a long story” and other pretentious quotes from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook – eater
  • Truly interesting: what is newsgathering, what is curating, what is piracy? – boingboing
  • Nostalgia: Commodore 64 is back on the market (same exterior, new processor) – New York Times
  • In other retro news, 100 Atari games come to the iPhone and iPad – boingboing
  • And in other iPad news, here is a gallery of the best iPad self-portraits – mashable
  • 600 year old stone markers Japan offer tsunami advice, like: “Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. Choose life over your possessions and valuables.” –

Japan Tsunami Warning Stone

Location aware music

April 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Music based on your geographical location? Well, yes.

DC-based duo Bluebrain creates site-specific music that responds to the listeners location within the stretch of park in downtown Washington DC, known as the Mall.  The National Mall is truly the first location-aware album in the sense that  it is a work of authored music-different melodies, different rhythms, different instrumentation, and different songs entirely to be heard at their designated location. Since everybody explores a landscape in a completely different way and at a different pace, the sequencing and arrangement of the music will be unique for each listener. Or at least, that is what they promise.The National Map

The National Mall will be released in the following weeks in the form of an iPhone app.

via Design Taxi and Bluebrain

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Take a snapshot of your face everyday

March 22, 2011 § 5 Comments

Do you recognize this man?

He’s quite the internet celebrity, but for those of you who live under a stone here come the introductions. He’s Noah Kalina, a photographer who decided in 2000 to document his aging process by taking a snapshot of his face every single day. In his website you can see up-to-date photos and in the video above you see the oh-so-slight changes in his face from 200 to 2006.

Does that make you feel creative envy? Worry no more, now there’s an iPhone app for that too. Everyday reminds you to take your photo every single day. And the perks? A grid that aligns your face’s position, and, even cooler than that, a movie generator, that creates a stop animation compilation of all of your photos. Will your video reach Noah’s 18771987 views on YouTube? Probably not. It will still be cool, though!

via Kottke

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