Thomas Rhiel created this stunning, colorful map of all of Brooklyn’s 320,000+ buildings. He plotted and shaded each of them according to its year of construction. The result is a snapshot of Brooklyn’s evolution, revealing how development has rippled across certain neighborhoods while leaving some pockets unchanged for decades, even centuries.
Nothing gets me more excited than watching friends going from telling me about an app idea to launching it. My studiomate Raul and his Tinybop Team have been hard at work and are about to launch a series of educational apps, the first one is simply called The Human Body. The app, designed by no other than super-talented Kelli Anderson, allows kids to explore and interact with the human body, teaching them what we’re made of. The app is about to be released in 48 languages around the world and I am certain it will make huge waves.
I’ve had many conversations with Raul about what we consider a successful kids app. While we of course agree on smart interactions, beautiful design and all, we also agree that kids should be never exposed to touts for in-app purchases or any other kind of advertising. Raul promised that kids will neve be exposed to any of that in any Tinybop app. This deserves a YAY!
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I can’t wait to Tinybop!
I am completely smitten by this Caravan Divan by Kalon. It’s a kids bed and divan in one. Minimal, multipurpose furniture for kids? Winner! Also, it comes in 6 colors. #want
This is the kind of toy that gets me really excited: Elastic Pattern lets you create mandalas, patterns, geometric shapes. The set includes a wooden base, 13 wooden pegs and an assortment of muticolored rubber elastics. What I love most is that it comes packed inside a small bag for handy transport! Yay for analog toys.
Tall Chess is a beautifully designed Chess Game for the iPhone by the fine folks of Friends Of The Web. Unlike other chess apps, Tall Chess uses the entire screen of the device to present the game board, keeping the focus on the game, not extraneous and unnecessary interface elements. You can challenge your friends or an auto-match opponent via Game Center and if you’re a complete chess nerd you might be happy to know that you can export your games in algebraic notation.
Go download Tall Chess for free on the App Store, and challenge your friends!
This Paint Retuching Pen is brilliant, touch-ups made easy. Definitely want to give this a try.
1. Don’t just covet new. Seek out timeless content.
2. Spend more time learning, than teaching or preaching.
3. Pay talented people directly, not by looking at ads.
4. Meet people in-person as much as your time allows.
5. Credit discoveries, and more importantly, creators.
6. Reflect on and remix, don’t regurgitate.
7. Check your facts. Question provocative claims. Empathize.
8. Emails is salt. It’s critical, but can destroy meals when overused.
9. Read less, more thoroughly, and more thoughtfully.
10. Avoid page-view journalism.
Four&Sons brings together an eclectic mix of inspiring ‘dog-centric’ content to dog-lovers passionate about culture and creativity. Really nicely done, makes me want to own a dog. Why aren’t parenting/kids sites this stylish?
My kids were lucky to get their hands on a not yet released TocaBoca app called Builders. I have never seen both my 7 and 3 year old more enthralled by a game. Ella kept shouting: “This is so much fun!”
And now that they’re sleeping, it’s my turn! Make sure to watch the above video to see what the fun is all about. The app is scheduled to be released on Thursday!
TocaBoca keeps impressing!
If you design apps for mobile devices, you will love PortKit. It shows you each Cocoa UI Element in iOS 6 and its Android 4 widget version, side by side, so you can compare them easily and find the correct equivalent when porting an app.
Wow! What an amazing resource. And what a wonderful generous spirit of the Kintek folks to share it all.
This contemporary simple Garden Trug is based on the design for the traditional trug invented in 1829 by Thomas Smith of Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England. A beauty.
Do you run a digital company in NYC, a co-working space or are you an investor? If yes, did you add yourself on the Made In NY Digital Map? I just did.
Consider me intrigued by the bioscope, a project by Jon Stam & Simon de Bakker. It was inspired by an early movie projector of the same name and is a medium to experience memories in relative time. By rotating the handle, the digital (or digitized home) movie is animated frame by frame, forward or in reverse, relative to the speed and direction that is used to turn the dial.
Oak believes content management systems should be simple but not overly simplified. They believe you should own your content and that your sites should be able to outlive their CMS. Agreed.
Choose from their three plans and take advantage of the 14-day trial period.
Ercan Akkaya has created a collection of simple pixel art superheroes and supervillains. Made me smile.