♥ / 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!

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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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♥ / Craig Frazier

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

How to make pretty good illustrations.

Craig Frazier is featured in the first video of the Worker Series. See his five-minute answer to the question “what’s with the knife?”


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♥ / International Master of Design UIC/HGK Basel

A big thank you to The Basel School of Design for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The International Master of Design UIC/HGK (MDes/MAS) is a collaboration of the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) and the Visual Communication Institute, The Basel School of Design (FHNW/HGK). Our two-year intensive graduate program addresses students who want to be part of an international program influenced by the tradition of Swiss Graphic Design and the current academic perspective and standards of practice- based design research.

The program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 admissions.
DEADLINE: February 17th, 2014.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


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♥ / Edward Tufte | Books on Data + Information + Analytical Thinking

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

NEW paperback editions $30 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

Edward Tufte, Presenting Data and Information, 1-day course
Atlanta, January 24
Austin, January 27
Houston, January 28
Boston, March 11, 12, 13, 14
Chicago, April 14, 15

www.edwardtufte.com

♥ / The Master of Professional Studies in Branding

A big thank you to The Masters in Branding Program for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The Master of Professional Studies in Branding at The School of Visual Arts is a NYC based, one-year graduate degree program that examines the relationship between design and strategy, and the power of design thinking as a way to combine creative skills with the problem-solving and decision-making processes of design and business.

The program is currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. The DEADLINE is: January 31st, 2014.

Please reach out to the program at branding@sva.edu if you have any questions.


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♥ / Gifpop

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

Gifpop is an exciting new way to make custom cards from animated gifs, using the magic of lenticular printing. We think gifs are awesome — they’re funny, they’re beautiful, and they capture tiny moments in ways words can’t express. With Gifpop, you can simply upload your favorite gif (or Vine or Instagram) and order it as a unique card in a variety of sizes, starting at only $12!

We’re also working with some amazing gif artists this season to produce super high resolution runs of their work, and giving them 80% of the profits! Check out prints from Mr. Div, Dvdp, 89-A, Lulinternet, Patakk, Pixelfucks, or Hateplow starting at only $20 each.

Visit us and make your own gif, or bring some amazing digital art into your life at Gifpop.io. This week only, Swiss Miss readers save 10% off any order with the discount code “SWISSGIF” at checkout.


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♥ / Squarespace

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

What do you want people to see when they find you online?

Whether you’re growing a business, starting a blog, or are ready to sell online, you need to make a great impression. Squarespace is the best way to create a modern and professional website, with all the features you need integrated into one platform. Every Squarespace website is mobile-ready, includes e-commerce, and is backed up by award-winning 24/7 customer service.

Try Squarespace today for free at squarespace.com.


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♥ / A Great Time to Get Ugly

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

Are you ready for the annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Pub Crawl or night at home with your cats? If you’re still on the hunt for a vintage, tacky, cheap and downright ugly Christmas sweater, we have over 8,000 available for the pretty price of $19.95 each.

Swissmiss readers can take advantage of a special 25% OFF by using the code “swissmiss” at checkout. No minimums or limits! Free shipping when you buy two or more sweaters!

Visit us and shop our entire collection today at UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com


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♥ / The Converted By Ideon

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

With The Converted you don’t only get the answer, but the bigger picture too.

It’s a radical new way to convert currency and other units on the iPhone and iPad. Perfect for quick, at a glance conversions. Like when shopping abroad, or to get a sense of it all when foreign units are used in films, books and recipes.

Download The Converted now from the App Store or visit ideon.co/theconverted to learn more.


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♥ / JuicyCanvas – Remixable Art & Gear

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

No more passive zombie shopping.

JuicyCanvas is the first marketplace that enables you to easily “Remix” trending copyrighted art that can then be printed on-demand onto framed art prints, American Apparel gear, mobile cases, and other select lifestyle products.

With just a few simple clicks, artwork colors can be changed, designs can be rotated, resized, repositioned; and text added. Click again to save it to your gallery of remixed products which you can then share or even sell to your friends and fans. With over a 200+ artists on board, the “me-commerce” movement has begun.

Support their Indiegogo campaign now – and pick your favorite exclusive reward, just in time for Xmas!

JuicyCanvas is a startup created by a husband-wife-baby team from Buenos Aires+NYC who strongly believe in creative, activated consumers creating their own trends and collections.


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♥ / Squarespace

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

What do you want people to see when they find you online?

Whether you’re growing a business, starting a blog, or are ready to sell online, you need to make a great impression. Squarespace is the best way to create a modern and professional website, with all the features you need integrated into one platform. Every Squarespace website is mobile-ready, includes e-commerce, and is backed up by award-winning 24/7 customer service.

Try Squarespace today for free at squarespace.com.


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♥ / Masters in Branding

A big thank you to The Masters in Branding Program for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

The Master of Professional Studies in Branding at The School of Visual Arts is a NYC based, one-year graduate degree program that examines the relationship between design and strategy, and the power of design thinking as a way to combine creative skills with the problem-solving and decision-making processes of design and business.

The program is currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. The DEADLINE is: January 31st, 2014.

There is also an open house information session on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 11am-1pm.

Please reach out to the program at branding@sva.edu if you have any questions.


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♥ / Moop Bags

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

Moop makes bags…bags for adventures near and far. They are manufactured, start to finish, in Pittsburgh, PA and are meant for carrying your day to day belongings and the things you find along the way. Moop specializes in canvas and waxed canvas bags for men and women. Shop their entire collection at moopshop.com.

My favorite: The Market Bag!


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