Solar is a brand new (launched yesterday) weather app for the iPhone with a gorgeous user interface. This is an app where a talented designer was clearly involved (not every app can claim such a feat).
It’s a very simple app, really. Just dreamy colorscapes that change with the weather with 24-hour and 3 day forecasts. The coolest feature, however, is when you swipe up you can fast forward in time to pinpoint the time in the 24 hour forecast you’re looking for. This app won’t change your life or make qualified to be a storm chaser, but it is a gorgeous way to see if you need to bring an umbrella to work tomorrow.
Buy it in the App Store for $0.99.
So I’m pretty excited for Ridley Scott’s new movie, Prometheus, which comes out on June 8. I guess I don’t typically get so excited for most sci-fi movies, but this one has me hooked already. Those of you who are as excited as me for Prometheus will surely get a kick out of this vintage B-movie style poster for the movie created by Cucaracha Borracha.
This set of soaps by Daniel Ting Chong, shaped like a cleaver, a paintbrush and an ice cream cone are so quirky and fun. The paintbrush has a lemon scent, the cleaver is peppermint and the ice cream is a combination of the two. They don’t look very practical but they sure are great.
I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for pixel art (In fact, I was making some pixel-y Perler bead creations over the weekend). And I really love seeing pixelated objects in places you wouldn’t normally see them (remember ‘Video Games vs. Real Life’?)
Italian graphic designer Viola Moroni has created a great series of pixelated organs superimposed on X-rays that warms my little pixel-y heart. I just hope there’s a geeky X-ray technician out there reading this post who enjoys these even more than I do…
If you’re into X-ray art, be sure to check out a previous I wrote about Matthew Cox’s Embroidered X-Rays.
I’m so mesmerized by this animated GIF color wheel by Pasquale D’Silva. I don’t even want to admit how long I watched it…
I have some really exciting news to share with everyone! Wired.com has launched a design blog, Wired Design, and I have been asked to write for it! Needless to say, I’m pretty excited. And there are some big fish in that pond (Caterina Fake, Christopher Jobson, Chris Anderson, etc.) that make this little fish proud to be writing alongside them.
So head on over to Wired Design and start reading!
Lately, I’ve been suffering from “I Want A Dog-itis”. I often get this feeling but lately it’s been especially strong. Naturally, I’ve been researching breeds, watching cute puppy videos on YouTube, and of course, thinking about what I’ll name my future little pup. I was thinking it would be fun to give it a graphic design-related name, so I came up with a list! Are there any other good ones you can think of?
Tomorrow is Easter so I thought it would be fitting to post some decorated eggs. We’ve all been seeing TONS of eggs on blogs and Pinterest lately, but I thought these Pantone Easter eggs by Jessica Jones of the blog How About Orange were particularly clever.
Happy Easter everyone. Don’t eat too many marshmallow Peeps.