Monday, February 01, 2010
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Improve the iPhone usabillity
1. Phonebook: Favorites
Ther iPhone relies heavily on icons, though the "Favorites" tab under "Contacts" does not. It is a normal text list:
Using the Contacts photos would be much easier and allows for my contacts without scrolling. The application "My Phone Plus For Facebook" has done this already, displaying 9 contacts as opposed to the current 8:
However making the icons the same size as the rest of the iPhone's icons would give a total of 16 favorites (considering I have several hundred contacts, 16 is not that many..:)
2. Many applications installed gives loads of scrolling
If you are like me, then you have many apps installed. This means right scrolling and scrolling the screen to the right. Vertical scrolling has though not been used:
Small circles could indicate where one is:
3. Most of my contacts have birthdays noted in the phonebook.
Why isn't this info linked up to the calendar? Or at least one ought to have the option to get notifications of birthdays. (I use fbCal to have birthdays in another calendar on the iPhone, but I tend to forget to look at it. Hence the desire for birthday intergration.
4. Improve battery life A product can be as fantastic as it wants, but when such a basic feature isn't in place, then quite alot falls apart. I mean, if I make it through the day with one charing I am happy. Heavy usage makes it last maybe 7-8 hours. Sorry, MAC. Please improve.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Great typography sites
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
More business card inspiration
Monday, July 20, 2009
Logo trends 2009
But its still an interresting read.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Buy a logo, domain or even business concept!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Cheap laptop stands made of cardboard
But why pay, when you can create it yourself!? Laptop cardboard tutorial
Or even from a clothhanger.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Find inspiration from other websites
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Kikora logo changed (for the worse)
Two years later they got it redesigned by Miksmaster. They have done wonders with the website and the application as Kikora didnt use any designer on it before. BUT, and I know I am biased here, how did this redesign make the logo better?!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
New Statoil logo reminds me a bit of Organdonasjon
Monday, May 11, 2009
Designer lamps that rock (a give light!)
The Sticker Lamp (Tall & Tiny) by created by Italian designer Alicero Signoli.
Buy them at PA Design
The Liquid Lamp by Caina’s Design Shop. A bit pricey at US $262, but really cool
(created by yourself) thanks to design by OpenDesignClub and Instructables.com
Or the slightly more futuristic (non existing) "PC lamp" by designer Seungchan Lee
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Kvasir has new logo too
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Create a Retro Photo and Background
Monday, April 20, 2009
Fonts, fonts, Type.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Why are all these icons for free!?
Friday, April 17, 2009
I am a nerd: more cool Lego robots
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Logo design tips by Designer Daily
Ah, and then there are a bunch of commentaries suggesting even more tips.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Looking for business card inspiration?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Good looking icons
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Lego art by Nathan Sawaya
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Create your own desginer belt: Apple Mac Pro Mouse Beltbuckle
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Stylish looking suitcase and other sexy industrial designs
Monday, December 22, 2008
Nabaztag the cute rabbit
Monday, December 15, 2008
Create peeling sticker effect in Photoshop - tutorial
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Transformers: Robots made of paper!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Rimi supermarket has a new logo...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Best and worst of Olympic design
Personally I prefer the Mexico from 1988. Pretty funky
And when it comes to the logo for London 2012, I find it looks like the Jewish museum Berlin which was designed by Liebeskind. Great museum and building. But as a logo...!?
Save Polaroids now
Piet Mondrian does shoes
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Loads of free comic fonts! Even Roy Lichtenstein style
According to Fontshop
"The Pop Art font set was developed for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The Comic typeface, in regular and bold italic, was inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein, whose crisp, clear caps were distinctive but legible."
You can buy it for example here:
Dont want to pay? Here are loads of free alternatives:
"Laffayette Comic Pro" is fairly similar:
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Skandiabanken has a new design...
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Funny products for iPod / Mac geeks (like me..)
Monday, October 06, 2008
Loads of great looking RSS feed icon for free
Monday, September 29, 2008
Create good-looking word clouds: Wordle
Read magazines online for free
Friday, September 26, 2008
How to create a Roy Lichtenstein style image in Photoshop or Illustrator
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Pantone magnetic calendar designed by Stokke Austad
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Global logo trends according to logolounge.com
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Robots made of fonts are Fontbots!
Its a bird, its a plane, no it is Helbotica!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Western (animated) Spaghetti by PES
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Amazing (design) reports
Friday, May 30, 2008
Pantone color selector
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
5 sites that sell you on the web
Monday, May 19, 2008
D&AD Awards 2008 winner
and these are the categories:
Magazine & Newspaper Design
TV & Cinema Advertising
TV & Cinema Crafts
TV & Cinema Graphics
Writing for Advertising
Writing for Design
I particullary like the Yellow pencil winner for Writing for Advertising (TV & Cinema Advertising)
Title: Michael Madsen
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Paint websites gold!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Webby awards 2008
|The winners of the Webby Awards 2008 have been chosen. And here are my favourites:|
|BEST USE OF ANIMATION OR MOTION GRAPHICS|
People's Voice Winner:
Agency: T.A.G. SF / Firstborn
|BEST VISUAL DESIGN - AESTHETIC|
Agency/Credited Organization: Sennep
Thursday, May 08, 2008
atmostheory - Please do not copy
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Webcasts fra Gulltaggen
Cool t-shirts from Phatrags
Cool designer font screensavers
A great Helvetica screensaver from: http://scr.sc/products/dropclock/ And its both for Windows and osX! HOWEVER: 136mb for a screensaver is rather heavy.. (And I cant seem to get it downloaded somehow...) Any help?
This wordclock is also pretty cool:
Looking for more news on type? Check out this: http://www.typeneu.com/
Monday, April 28, 2008
Norwegian musicfestival posters
The Brandjunkie survey results: http://www.brandchannel.com/features_effect.asp?pf_id=415
A concentrated dose of the Brandjunkies results http://brandchannel.com/features_effect.asp?pf_id=416
Friday, April 18, 2008
Padre Paranoia sells funky t-shirts!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Next years color trends
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Design your own font
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Loads of Typos at ilovetypography.com
Saturday, March 22, 2008
David Collins website
Monday, February 11, 2008
Buy your tshirt now, get free shipping!
Friday, February 08, 2008
Find images and photos
Monday, January 21, 2008
Internal joke for nerdy designers: Design Police
Download template for sticker production and let people know what you think about posters, ads, etc. that you see everywhere around you.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Favorite Website Awards
Thursday, December 27, 2007
A whole new time! (Neolog´s design watch)
NEOLOG is based on dividing time into intelligible units: Hours, units of ten minutes, and units of one minutes which are arranged in vertical blocks.
It takes a bit getting used to (at least for the first hour of having the watch..:) BUT it is so sexy... Christmas tip of the year I say! (too late for most countries, but if the gifts are given on the Holy 3 Kings Day there is still a chance!)
Check out the site (and order it) http://www.neolog.cc/english/ Ahh... and the site has some widget downloads too :)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
However, I really find the Zune Art site excellent! Its really a creative ad campaign that uses animation and indie tunes to promote the Zune. It ought to generate a buzz online. Loads of freebies: wallpaper, videos, even faltpack toys!Check it out:
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Potential Architecture in Norway
Heres one project that unfortunately wasnt done: www.potentialarchitecture.com
The project in Røros, was done by Huus og Heim (who happens to be a friend of mine! :)
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Lego screensaver and other fun things
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Free fonts and other free things...
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
New Holmenkollen ski jump – Extending Tradition
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
History of branding and companies
Monday, July 16, 2007
Vector logos in EPS: Its Brands of the World!
Friday, July 13, 2007
902 days later and finally a new a.beining.com website
Most use XP (53%) and IE 6 (34%). BUT being a portfolio site, loads of Macers have come around too! 37% use osX and 34% Safari. Not bad.. :)
Well, after so long time without any updates (last one was the 1. of June 2006..), I was getting embaressed, SO without any further ado: TATAA! http://a.beining.com all new!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Cap&Design 20yrs present
Happy birthday Cap (and to all readers: enjoy the PDFs.. :)!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Designer box wine cooler
Monday, May 14, 2007
Moderno vs Modena, logo similarities
Then, the other day, I discovered a company called http://www.modena.no/ Really similar name to Moderno. BUT even the logo looks VERY similar to the one I designed.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The Robotic Chair
“The Robotic Chair”, collaborations with Canadian artists Max Dean and Matt Donovan. The Robotic Chair, their latest piece, is a work in progress. It was completed in mid-summer 2006, at which time it will make its first public appearance.
How cool was that?! I want one now!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Lov om beskyttelse av design
Sweet font: Popgod!
Norwegian design agency
Friday, April 06, 2007
New Rave again: Klaxons
Style of the season: New Rave
Hove (not really the same colorscheme, but quite similar freaky illustration style to Øya):
Oh, and if I have to choose festival: Hove has by far the best line-up. At least for my liking. Anyone want to join me!?
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Spiegel Designclicks & music
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Create favicons for webbrowsers
Monday, February 26, 2007
Oboy Oboy posters
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Grindhouse - Make your own trailer
The "Make your own trailer" of Grindhouse is excelent (seen on the left):
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Change default font in InDesign
You can make any active font the default font in the document by first making sure that's nothing's selected in your document (Command-Shift-A/Ctrl-Shift-A), then choosing the font you want from the Type > Font submenu or in the Character palette. All new text frames you create from then on in the document will use your new default font. If you change the default font without any documents open, that will be your new default font for all new InDesign documents you create.
This works for all other formatting defaults too!
More interesting InDesign tips from Informit
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Posters Smokin Aces
This is from Posterwires site:
"Smokin’ Aces director Joe Carnahan’s official site features a weblog written by the film’s creator about the upcoming film. For the past few months, Carnahan has been posting Smokin’ Aces poster designs that didn’t make the cut. It’s a rare opportunity to see all the unproduced movie posters that never make it to your local movie theatre lobby. As most film advertising art directors and designers will tell you, sometimes their best poster design work never sees the light of day beyond their own portfolios."
Russian proppaganda posters
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Well, as Valetine's Day is approaching I'm being nice and giving free shipping untill the 14.2.2007. The free shipping code is:
So nothing to keep you from shopping now!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Great and funny stuff to buy
Friday, November 03, 2006
Create Letterhead Templates in MS Word
Follow www.CreativeTechs.com instructions. However, remember to place the image while in the header/footer view. "View -> Header/Footer"
(Only useful on a one-page document, or in a one-page section, or if it's the first page of a document or section.) If not placed in the Header, the image will not be locked and will easily move around when using the template.
Here are some HP letterhead suggestions
Friday, June 16, 2006
InDesign - rounded corners
- Using a selection tool, select a path.
- Choose Object > Corner Options.
- Choose a corner effect in the Effect menu.
For Size, type a value to specify the radius by which the corner effect extends from each corner point.
- Select Preview if you want to see the results of the effect before applying it. Then click OK.