♥ / Noble Desktop

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

Noble Desktop has been teaching courses in web development and digital publishing since 1991. They offer comprehensive day and evening classes and certificate programs in web design, web development, digital publishing, print design and photo retouching.

Check out their free seminars on web development and digital publishing. Just this month they have seminars on state of the art web design techniques, as well as responsive web design.


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♥ / Stomping Ground Photo

A big thank you to Stomping Ground Photo for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

Photography has moved on, but the school portrait has not. Fun is frowned upon. Moving is unacceptable. Personality must be squashed. Until now.

Brooklyn-based Stomping Ground Photo, has reinvented the school picture. Colored backdrops, hand held cameras, and talented photographers make a very different school picture experience. See for yourself.

Parents and schools love that there is no pre-pay, it’s all online, and you get a selection of images to choose from. Currently working in the greater New York and Los Angeles areas, Stomping Ground is expanding into more cities this year.


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♥ / Dog Ears

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

Dog Ears is a children’s media company based in Derry, Ireland making books, apps, events and tv for kids. They don’t just make books, they craft stories which come to life on the printed page as well as on screens of all sizes. Currently organising their first book festival, Humdinger!, and putting the finishing touches to their new Puffins’ Rock book and app, Dog Ears is a small team with big plans. They’re just about to go into production with their first TV series following the adventures of Miss Rosie Red and to celebrate, for one week only, Rosie’s picturebook is on sale for $20 which includes postage anywhere in the world. Head over to cheersdogears.com to find out more…


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♥ / FontFont

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

FontFont is driven by their love for type and typography and their library is home to many of the world’s most popular fonts like FF DIN, FF Meta, FF Dax, FF Scala, FF Kievit and FF Tisa.

One of the newest additions to the library is Travis Kochel’s FF Chartwell a fantastic typeface for creating simple graphs. Driven by the frustration of creating graphs within design applications (primarily Adobe Creative Suite) and inspired by typefaces such as FF Beowolf and FF PicLig, Travis saw an opportunity to take advantage of OpenType technology to simplify the process.

Using OpenType features, simple strings of numbers are automatically transformed into charts. The visualized data remains editable, allowing for hassle-free updates and styling. FF Chartwell for desktop was released back in May and since then they have been working hard to come up with a version suitable for the web. FF Chartwell Web will be released in mid-September, follow FontFont on twitter for updates.


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♥ / RE:DESIGN

A big thank you to RE:DESIGN Conferences for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.

RE:DESIGN/Inspire, Chicago, September 23+24
Stop. Look. Listen. We’re driven by deadlines, controlled by clients, and tied to our desks. How do we stay sane and, most of all, inspired when we’re so hurried? What can replenish our creative reservoirs? It’s time to get re-inspired. Join a luminescent group of inspirers for small-scale discussions in Chicago this September. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/inspire/

RE:DESIGN/CD, Portland, October 29+30
Back to School: The (Re)Education of the Creative Director. Digital technology, social networking, social change. The landscape of design and advertising is evolving constantly and irrevocably. What’s new? What’s the same? What must we let go of? What do we need to (re)learn? Your (re)education begins here. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/cd/

RE:DESIGN Conferences focus on small-scale conversations led by design industry leaders, and attendance is limited to 150. Learn more at www.redesignconference.com.


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♥ / Idea Bucket

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

We all have to make decisions, but some require more thought than others. Idea Bucket can help you make these tough decisions conveniently on your iPhone or iPad. You start by creating a bucket list of your ideas related to a given topic. Then you add the criteria that will matter when choosing an idea. The completely custom UI is designed to make comparisons between different ideas simple.

Your best ideas become clear with three interactive reports that visually communicate the results of your ratings. And if you want feedback from friends, you can share your reports online with the free ideabucket.me web service. Whether you need to make decisions for personal or professional purposes there’s no other tool of this caliber, dedicated to this sort of thoughtful analysis on the iPhone or iPad.


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♥ / The Define School

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

The Define School is an unprecedented online learning cooperative aiming to meet the various needs of evolving photographers. Define’s online courses, for both professionals and hobbyists, offer an array of resources to enhance students’ growth in the photographic arts.

Rather than learning from a book or set of instructions, Define students learn through personal interaction with experts: photographers who have given much of their lives to learning their crafts. All classes are intentionally kept small in order to cultivate mentoring relationships between instructors and their students.

Whether students use photography as a means to capture the moments of their lives, grow their businesses, or better understand the world around them, The Define School exists to excite, educate, and empower its students!


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♥ / Naked Binder

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

A three ring binder may not be able to save the world, but Naked Binder believes by creating one from recycled material, it can reduce toxins in landfills, keep office and home air cleaner, and preserve our forests and wild spaces. Made in the USA from one piece of 97-100% post consumer waste board means Naked Binder products are the super strong super heroes of office supplies. Two swissmiss thumbs up!


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♥ / SafeShepherd

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

You may not know it, but companies called data brokers or people search-engines are selling your personal information – your home address, phone number and full legal name to anyone with a credit card. SafeShepherd is a quick and easy way to delete everything from them in a few clicks. it’s free for the first 5 entries you delete, and $59 a year to delete an unlimited amount. However, if you sign up with the code SWISSMISS it’ll be $14.75 a year for life (75% off). SafeShepherd has also launched a campaign to make it illegal for these data brokers to sell stalking victims’ information – you can sign up at www.safeshepherd.com/stop-stalkers.


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♥ / Combo Star

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

Combo Star might be your perfect partner for life – with no strings attached! Combo Star is a sleek designed knife sharpener from Switzerland developed to simplify your busy life. Keep it simple but keep it sharp. Combo star even changes the stigma that only men have the skill to sharpen. This practical little gadget has revolutionized the way of sharpening. It’s easy, quick & effective. Spend less time with dull stuff and more time creating/designing/blogging…

Enter ‘swissmiss’ at the checkout to receive 10% off.


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♥ / Shopify

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

Curious about selling online? Shopify is an ecommerce platform that lets you easily create a beautiful online store. Currently a whopping +25K stores are powered by Shopify, including my temporary tattoo shop Tattly. Check out Shopify’s example page to get some inspiration and see what their platform is capable of, and join their Build-A-Business competition (I’m mentoring the design category).


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♥ / HomeTalk

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

Whether you’re a homeowner, a renter, a contractor or a gardener, Hometalk is a great place to ask questions, find professional help and celebrate your own projects around the home. They’ve created a place where it’s simple to ask, share and communicate with others who are enthusiastic about their homes – a warm, inviting and passionate community backed by enthusiastic experts and users that will inspire and support great ideas.


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♥ / Fonts.com

A big thank you to Fonts.com for sponsoring another week of my RSS Feed.

Have you seen the new Fonts.com? Lovingly re-designed by Happy Cog, the new site pairs desktop fonts and Web fonts in one happy home. Help us celebrate by downloading the free Harmonia Sans Sample Pack. The Harmonia Sans Sample Pack contains three styles of the clean, geometric sans which is now sported by the new Fonts.com logo. No purchase necessary. Simply download, enjoy and spread the word!


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♥ / Fonts.com

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

Have you seen the new Fonts.com? Lovingly re-designed by Happy Cog, the new site pairs desktop fonts and Web fonts in one happy home. Check out the homepage for an array of inspiring typographic images from renowned designers. Explore Fontology, a new educational series for design academics and enthusiasts alike. Or, try the revamped Fonts.com Web Fonts service, now with a fresh UI and more than 1,900 hand-tuned Web fonts. Sign up for free.


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♥ / Aspindle

A big thank you to Aspindle for sponsoring my RSS feed this week.

Be more creative with ebooks from Aspindle! Starting at just $4.99, you’ll get the inspiration, motivation, and tips you need to be uber creative every day. You can even read the ebooks on your iPad, Amazon Kindle, Nook, or computer, since they come in multiple formats for one price. The Aspindle library includes “Think Unstuck,” which has more than 100 ways to get unstuck, and “Why Creativity” with blurbs from Frank Chimero and Matthew E May. If you want to have more ideas, Aspindle is the place to look.

Head over to aspindle.com and grab an ebook.


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♥ / Wazala!™

A big thank you to Wazala! for yet again sponsoring another week of my RSS Feed.

Wazala is a slick, minimal and beautiful looking ecommerce store and shopping cart that allows you to sell physical or digital goods such as fonts, photos or music. You can create a store in minutes, then add it to your website, blog or even your facebook pages. It is that simple.

I am extremely intruiged by the fact that Wazala works as an overlay, which means your reader/potential customer won’t leave your site. (I like this feature so much I am using Wazala for my swissmiss shop.) If your customers are visiting on mobile devices, Wazala Touch provides a slick shopping experience both on the iPhone and Android devices.

If you are thinking about selling anything online you should consider Wazala!, just signup for a 15 day trial risk free.


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♥ / Abrams Appleseed

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

Abrams, the preeminent publisher of art and illustrated books, launched Appleseed, a beautiful list of books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages birth to 5 years), in spring 2012. Appleseed features board books, novelty books, and young picture books, all artfully conceived and developmentally appropriate. By pairing the comfort of familiar objects with the introduction of something new or unexpected, each book serves to expand on what the child already knows and will transform his or her perception of the world. Some highlights include PANTONE: COLORS, a first colors book created in partnership with Pantone; GET DRESSED! by renowned artist and graphic designer Seymour Chwast; HIPPOPPOSITES, a surprisingly elegant opposites book; and the first-ever board book versions of the classic BABAR picture books BABAR AND HIS FAMILY and B IS FOR BABAR.


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♥ / LayerVault

LayerVault turns designers into superheros. Never name a file “Mockup-8-Final-Final.psd” again.


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♥ / Mag+

A big thank you to Mag+ for sponsoring another week of my RSS feed!

Power to the Designer! If you know InDesign, you have the power to publish to the iPad or Android tablet without a programmer using the free Plug-in from Mag+. It turns InDesign into your tablet publishing engine, complete with rich media and interactivity. See designers being inspired and join the future of publishing HERE.


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♥ / Naked Binder

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

Naked Binder makes high quality recycled and recyclable office and school supplies. They believe the products you use should be better designed to last, inspire and do better in the world and the workplace. Naked Binder’s eco-friendly products are safer and healthier to make, use and dispose of. The Naked Binder products are a blank canvas for your ideas whether you are an architect, interior designer, student or organizing your home. The five styles offer a range of 100% recyclable colors and options that let you find just the right match for what you need.

Naked Binder gets two swissmiss thumbs up! My personal favorite: The Eames Binder.


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♥ / Wazala!™

A big thank you to Wazala! for yet again sponsoring another week of my RSS Feed.

Wazala is a slick, minimal and beautiful looking ecommerce store and shopping cart that allows you to sell physical or digital goods such as fonts, photos or music. You can create a store in minutes, then add it to your website, blog or even your facebook pages. It is that simple.

I am extremely intruiged by the fact that Wazala works as an overlay, which means your reader/potential customer won’t leave your site. (I like this feature so much I am using Wazala for my swissmiss shop.) If your customers are visiting on mobile devices, Wazala Touch provides a slick shopping experience both on the iPhone and Android devices.

If you are thinking about selling anything online you should consider Wazala!, just signup for a 15 day trial risk free.


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♥ / Vetted

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

Vetted is a lifestyle shop that offers a curated collection of modern, unique, and sometimes hard to find products that are hand-picked for their superb level of design, function and quality. This includes the best independent magazines, stationery, apparel, accessories and more. Only high-quality goods are sought after, ranging from local brands to companies half way around the world.

For a limited time, get 10% off your entire order when using code SWISSMISS at checkout.

Shop the Collection


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♥ / Fyndesters

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

If we are what we collect, who *are* you?

Fyndesters is a visual resumé. If Linkedin is about your achievements and Pinterest is about your aspirations, Fyndesters is about your personality, based on the unique things you own. If you wished you knew a person better, you could form an impression of them by looking at their inspiration and their possessions. That’s exactly what we set out to do with fyndesters. It is also a community of like-minded people, sharing their stories, and it is source of inspiration for things to collect yourself.

Tell us your story at fyndesters.com


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♥ / Wazala!™

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

Wazala is a slick, minimal and beautiful looking ecommerce store and shopping cart that allows you to sell physical or digital goods such as fonts, photos or music. You can create a store in minutes, then add it to your website, blog or even your facebook pages. It is that simple.

I am extremely intruiged by the fact that Wazala works as an overlay, which means your reader/potential customer won’t leave your site. (I like this feature so much I am using Wazala for my swissmiss shop.) If your customers are visiting on mobile devices, Wazala Touch provides a slick shopping experience both on the iPhone and Android devices.

If you are thinking about selling anything online you should consider Wazala!, just signup for a 15 day trial risk free.


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