Doodlers Anonymous was founded by OKAT and his developer friend to celebrate their addiction. Their need to draw, sketch, and doodle is constant. They doodle on almost anything they can find — pencil in a moleskine, marker on a napkin, ink on a torn receipt, sharpie on concrete. And they do it while on hold, in a meeting, during class, or while they should be sleeping. Doodlersanonymous.com
Here’s a superminimal (YAY) and free (YAY) blog template that is easy to use and optimised for screen, print and mobile. Fantastic!
Michael Angeles, the mastermind behind konigi, pointed me to his ingenious two products for designers like:
The Storyboard Notepad is made for creatives who think about interactions over time, whether doing user interface or interaction design or planning video, film, and animation sequences. The notepad has 50 sheets at 8 1/2×11 inches on white 70# paper, glued on the left side. The ink is a non-photo blue (cyan) so that the grid lines and any sketch lines made in non-photo blue pencil can be knocked out when scanned and processed in graphics software.
The Wireframe Graph Paper Notepad is made for visual designers, interaction designers, and information architects designing for the screen. The notepad has 50 sheets at 8 1/2 x 11 inches on white 70# paper, glued on the left side. The ink is a non-photo blue (cyan) so that the grid lines and any sketch lines made in non-photo blue pencil can be knocked out when scanned and processed in graphics software.
Absolutely briliant! Can’t wait to use these for my next project!
Mike Flynn, Shikha Dalmia, and Terry Colon show what it takes to legally immigrate to America. Click here to see a larger version. This definitely had me look and brought up memories. I know how taxing it can be trying to renew/receive visa papers. The procedures and paperwork are not only confusing it’s also incredibly expensive. All in all, I spent a whopping 20k on all the different visas, since I got to the US. Gulp.
Skip Hop’s Mate is a stay-put place mat and plate in one! The plate pops in and out easily for cleaning and offers three compartments for meals with less mess. It also includes a fork and spoon that pop on and off for easy storage. Nice touch: There is a happy face hidden underneath the plate, sure to make little ones smile! Mate, by SkipHop, $20
I just almost hugged the mailman when he dropped off a little box from SartoriaVico. Could it be? Yes, they sent me a Cappuccio! (lucky me, I know!) I sent them a thank you email and snapshot of me, being all happy, wearing the Cappuccio (above). And below you can see what the ladies of SartoriaVico (Cristina, Stefania, Monica and Benedetta) sent back within minutes. Filed under ‘made me smile’ and ‘thank you internet’!
Jon pointed me to this fantastic little site he made that checks the availability of your handle. I sometimes wish I would have chosen something a little less mainstream than swissmiss. Often times it’s been taken when I try to signup for a new site and I end up with ‘the swissmiss” or “that swissmiss” or “swissmiss nyc”… etc. Which results in a big confusion every time I try to log in. Jon put together usernamecheck.com to see where your user name is registered and where it’s still available and ready for you to lock down and secure. Fantastic! Thank you Jon!