♥ / The Blueprint

A big thank you to The Blueprint for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

The Blueprint is an online retail site for the next wave of connected devices and wearables. The Blueprint provides a thoughtfully considered collection of beautifully designed products like Drop — the iPad connected kitchen scale.

Drop is a smart scale that makes perfect baking easy with interactive recipes, smart substitutions, mobile alerts and more. With Drop, you’re on your way to creating one perfectly yummy masterpiece after another. Drop pre-orders are available today on The Blueprint.com for 20% off retail.

Check out Drop now and discover more tech to charge your life here at The Blueprint.

♥ / Brainbean

A big thank you to Brainbean for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

Parents! Let your kids explore their creativity with Brainbean It’s a brand new, free iPad app with fun and colorful creative mini-games.

“The perfect game to inspire family-time creative play,” says Common Sense Media. “Educational but not necessarily just for kids,” wrote msn.com. Gizmodo described Brainbean as “a brain training app suitable for anyone from the ages of nine to 109. With eight games available, based on various scientific exercises, with the aim of challenging your brain to the full.” One teacher who uses the app in her classroom wrote: “Brainbean is a colorful, kid-friendly game that will boost your students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.”

Download Brainbean for free from the iPad App Store.


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♥ / Zuki — WordPress Theme by Elmastudio

A big thank you to Elmastudio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

Elmastudio just launched Zuki — a gorgeous, minimal WordPress theme for magazines, news sites and blogs. With Zuki you can create a beautiful, super flexible front page, by tossing different Recent Posts widgets into the themes front page widget areas. This flexibility makes it almost impossible to find two websites using Zuki that will look exactly the same. So it’s time to get creative!

Of course also don’t miss out on Elmastudios complete WordPress theme collection for further great finds.

Starting today, Elmastudio offers a 15% discount exclusively to Swissmiss readers on all themes and the theme bundle. Just use the coupon code “swissmiss” at checkout. This offer will end on August 10th 2014, 11:59 p.m. (EDT).


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♥ / Readymag

A big thank you to Readymag for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Great tools always inspire to create better content and express oneself.

Readymag is a simple and elegant publishing platform that helps you to create microsites, digital magazines, presentations and photo stories. Don’t think about the code, with Readymag you just click, drag, drop, scroll, swipe and have fun!

Try R/m today for free — readymag.com


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♥ / Scan beautifully – Doxie Flip and Doxie Go

A big thank you to Doxie for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Scan drawings, sketches, notebooks, posters, artwork, receipts, and anything else with Doxie. It scan everything brilliantly with batteries and built-in memory, so there’s no computer required to scan your world.

Doxie Flip reimagines the flatbed scanner with a twist – it’s cordless, battery powered, and just about the size of a book. Doxie Flip uniquely flips over to perfectly capture photos, sketches, notes, books, creative ideas, and Field Notes brand pocket notebooks.

Doxie Go is the tiny, rechargeable paper scanner that scans anywhere with no computer required, then syncs directly to your Mac or PC. Create searchable PDFs with a click. It’s the perfect way to go paperless, with great Mac/PC software to boot.


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♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, one-day course

A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION, ONE-DAY COURSE
Portland, August 4
Seattle, August 5, 6
Denver, August 11

AND, A NEW ONE-DAY ADVANCED COURSE:
SEE, THINK, DESIGN, PRODUCE.

Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Randall Munroe = xkcd, Maria Popova, Edward Tufte
Seattle, August 7

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / Real Thread

A big thank you to Real Thread for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Custom T-shirts you’ll love to wear & talk about.

Your brand deserves retail quality apparel. We’ll put you in the company of Google, VSCO, Mama’s Sause and many more. By using our custom printing process and super soft fabrics we’ll create a shirt people will not want to take off.

Promoting your story.


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♥ / Real Thread

A big thank you to Real Thread for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

No one wants to be naked. Let us help.

Real Thread prints shirts people love to wear and love to talk about. Using water based inks, the crew at Real Thread screen prints retail quality shirts that are breathable, beautiful and long lasting.

Your story is rad. Make people want to wear it.


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♥ / Elmastudio WordPress Themes

A big thank you to Elmastudio for sponsoring this week of my RSS Feed.

Elmastudio is a small, creative WordPress theme shop run by Ellen and Manuel, two passionate designers, typography lovers and WordPress fans from Germany.

Ellen and Manuel have been creating WordPress themes since 2010 and are taking a very refreshing approach towards more minimal, easy to use WordPress themes that just work.

So if you are looking for a fresh, minimal WordPress theme, don’t miss out on their beautiful WordPress theme collection.


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♥ / Haptic Lab

A big thank you to Haptic Lab for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Haptic Lab makes intricate kites, quilts and furniture that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques — infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything they make. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, Haptic Lab projects are tools for sensation.


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♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course

A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Portland, August 4
Seattle, August 5, 6
Denver, August 11

EDWARD TUFTE, THE COGNITIVE ART OF FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS
Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26.

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / IAmElemental Action Figures for Girls

A big thank you to IAmElemental for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

IAmElemental are fierce action figures for girls that embody the Elements of Courage: Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence & Fear.

IAmElemental has designed a series of figures with healthier breast, waist and hip ratios; fierce, strong females worthy of an active, save-the-world storyline that fosters creativity in kids.

“We are not anti-doll, or anti-princess. Rather, we believe that if you give a girl a different toy, she will tell a different story.”

Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

♥ / Picturelife: a smart home for your photos

A big thank you to Picturelife for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Picturelife smartly syncs photos from everywhere – your phone, computer, Dropbox, Instagram, Flickr and more – and brings them all together in one safe place.

With beautiful, powerful apps for iPhone, Android, and the web, Picturelife makes it easy to search, browse, and share your favorite photos, no matter where you are.

Remember that road-trip? Picturelife does! Memories surfaces the photos you’ve loved and forgotten, reminding you of your best (and worst;) moments.

Picturelife is free to try, and plans start at just $5 a month.

♥ / Siteleaf

A big thank you to Siteleaf for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Siteleaf is a new, simple content management system for web designers.

Develop locally, write in the cloud, and publish to your favorite web host. There is no database to worry about or server software to install.

Best of all, your clients will love it.

Try a free developer account at siteleaf.com.

♥ / Travel Staying In Beautiful Homes for Free

A big thank you to Behomm for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

@SwissMiss: “How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking. I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.”

@ElleDecor: “A New Way to Travel: Behomm, an invite-only site for designers & visual artists offering home exchange worldwide.”

@SilviaGalluzzi: “Living in a beautiful home anywhere in the world for free and meeting people with shared interests is a dream for those who love the aesthetics! Thanks Behomm.”

Behomm is a travel revolution for creatives. A fast growing community. In 1 year we’re more than 700 members from Bali to New York. For security reasons we’re a by invitation-only community, we avoid anonymous registrations. Small homes are more than welcome. Aesthetics has nothing to do with luxury.

Apply for an invitation and try Behomm for free at Behomm.com

♥ / lostmy.name

A big thank you to lostmy.name for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

“Personalized books for kids that will blow their minds. And yours”. @CoolMomPicks

“My kids absolutely love their personalised lostmy.name books” @SwissMiss

“The ultimate personalised book for children” @ObserverMagazine

For fellow SwissMiss readers: enter LOVESWISSMISS at checkout, for a rather awesome 20% off!

www.lostmy.name


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♥ / Little Speaker by LON

A big thank you to LON for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

LON just launched Little Speaker. This modern 2×2″ bluetooth speaker is designed to produce a full and crisp sound. The five hour battery is charged by USB and works with any mobile phone, tablet, or computer. $38 and includes shipping. Now available exclusively at LON.

♥ / Reimagine Your Workplace

A big thank you to 1407 Broadway for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The office as we know it is boring — innovation requires something different. Here’s your chance to do something about it.

The Space Forward Ideas Competition is centered on a simple task: reimagining your workplace. We want to know what environments inspire you to create, collaborate and excel — how does it look, feel and sound? What makes it unique? How does it challenge you? 
 How would you reimagine your workplace? Enter for a chance to win.

Space Forward is sponsored by 1407 Broadway, a newly re-designed building and workspace in New York City that empowers forward-thinking leaders and companies to grow, create and achieve new possibilities.

♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course

A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
Chicago, April 14, 15
San Jose, May 5
San Francisco, May 7, 8, 9
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Seattle, Portland, Denver, August

EDWARD TUFTE, THE THINKING EYE
Lecture at University of Illinois,
Urbana/Champaign, Foellinger Auditorium, April 10, 7pm

EDWARD TUFTE, THE COGNITIVE ART OF FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS
Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery,
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,
Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26

NEW ONE-DAY ADVANCED COURSE
Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Bret Victor, Mike Bostock, Edward Tufte,
San Jose, May 6

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / Modern Handmade Glass Lighting by Hennepin Made

A big thank you to Hennepin for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Hennepin Made is launching their Parallel Series lighting collection. Each piece is hand made from blown glass and spun aluminum in their Minneapolis studio. Over the next two months they will be releasing new pendant light and chandelier designs weekly in conjunction with their 30 Lights/60 Days giveaway.

For more check out hennepinmade.com

♥ / Icebergs — Visual organization for Creatives

A big thank you to Icebergs for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Collaborate with your team like never before.

Icebergs is a private space in the cloud where you can save your inspiration from the web (Images, text, videos and screenshots), upload your files and write notes in one single place. Made with ♥ for creative professionals and teams to make their workflow easier.

Try Icebergs today for free at icebergs.com.

♥ / Symbolset

A big thank you to Oak for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Symbolset is a library of icon fonts, perfect for websites, user interfaces, Photoshop comps, and more.

Now available in 12 styles from the charming Pika, to the playful Steedicons, to the thin and elegant Air.

Made with ♥ for computers and people.

symbolset.com


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♥ / Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course

A big thank you to Edward Tufte for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.


EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
1-DAY COURSE

Boston, March 11, 12, 13, 14
Chicago, April 14, 15
San Jose, May 5
San Francisco, May 7, 8, 9

EDWARD TUFTE, BOOKS ON DATA + INFORMATION + ANALYTICAL THINKING

NEW paperback editions $32 each. All 4 books $100.
All 4 autographed clothbound $150.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
“A tour de force.” - John W. Tukey
“A classic. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning.” – Optical Engineering

Envisioning Information
“An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and luscious book.” Denise Scott Brown + Robert Venturi “No other book has been so highly recommended by so many—architects, teachers, technicians, hackers, artists.” Kevin Kelly

Visual Explanations
“The Leonardo da Vinci of data.” New York Times
“This book is a knockout, straightforward, witty, packed with vivid examples.” Wired

Beautiful Evidence
“The world’s leading analyst of graphic information.” – - Nature
“A brilliant masterpiece. The Galileo of graphics has done it again.”
- Business Week

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / Sound BlasterAxx AXX 200 Intelligent Bluetooth Speaker by Creative Lab

A big thank you to Creative Labs for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.



Your Wireless Bluetooth Speaker couldn’t possibly do more than the AXX 200:



- Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- 4-Mic Speakerphone
- Built-in Noise Cancelation
- Voice Effects
- Voice / Music Recorder
- Portable Charger



”The more I played with this system the more I am impressed. It is a Bluetooth speaker, karaoke machine and a music recorder all in one. On top of all that the most amazing thing is its first class Sound Blaster chip.” – Amazon Reviewer



AXX 200 is now on sale for a limited time at Creative.com and Amazon.com.



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