Design

Apple Color Picker Hex

Apple Color Picker Hex

Apparently there’s a downloadable addition to the Mac OS color picker that’ll let you work with colors in HEX (essential for web work), according to this article on the Mac OS color picker. Just installed it. You can grab hex colors after you sample using the magnifying glass, or type in hex and see the […]

Cool High Schools (the perfect follow on)

Cool High Schools (the perfect follow on)

15 Cool High School College and University Building Designs. How’d you like to do your learning in an environment like one of these? This is the perfect follow on to the previous post about how buildings and environment affect mood, creativity, and work.

How Room Design Affects Your Work & Mood

Scientific American on you and your immediate surroundings. Greenery and Sunlight (or light with blue wavelength) are good. Ceiling height makes a difference. Can you improve test scores by changing the surroundings?

Web Magpie: Shiny, magnetic, kewl.

Magnetic curtains. A kind of bendable buddy shape-it-yourself window covering. Post is dated January 2008; someday they’ll go into actual production. WANT. [via TNH’s Particles]

Arizona's fabulous roadsign typography

Arizona’s fabulous roadsign typography

I remember reading a story about designing typography for roadsigns. A higher x height and better spacing and letter shapes makes it easier to read and recognize the information on the sign. (maybe it was this story/slideshow about the development of the font Clearview, designed especially for road signage) When we crossed the state line […]

Presentations, Powerpoint, &cetera: Link roundup

At this week’s Toastmaster Club meeting, which included two slide show presentations (one of which was my infant foray into Keynote) I was reminded again of the need for simplicity as expressed by Tufte, et. al., when it comes to powerpoint/keynote and other slide show presentation apps. The damn software application launches and its default […]

Who’s resurrecting the electric car?

Electro-Shock Therapy. When one of the world’s mightiest corporations throws everything it’s got at a project, and when it shreds its rule book in the process, the results are likely to be impressive. The story of GM’s Volt. Not your standard hybrid: Still, even for General Motors, the Volt is a reach. If it meets […]

Fractal cabinets

So cool. They get smaller, but not infinitely so. [via boingBoing]

Font Game

I love typography has arather difficult type game — guess the font. I got 28 out of 34 w/o peeking at references. [via Making Light]

Typography

Fun with Type and (I think) After Effects: