30 December 2008

20 iPhone wallpapers

Originally uploaded by grapplica.

Posted 20 various iPhone wallpapers from foundfootage in my library.
The black haired is La fille d'O...

29 December 2008

My top 10 free iPhone apps

1. AroundMe, v2.0.2, Seller: Marco Pifferi
by Tweakersoft

AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.
How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest Gas Station?
AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi.
AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are.
For every listing you can choose to see its location on a Map, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or even email the information to a friend.
The Nearby listing allows you to find information using Wikipedia about what is around you.
Fast, easy and accurate. AroundMe is your ideal day to day companion.

2. TwitterFon, v1.2.3, Seller: Kazuho Okui
by Naan Studio

TwitterFon is a simple, fast Twitter client for your iPhone.
TwitterFon is focused on 80% of your task of Twitter such as view friends/replies/messages timeline and send/reply a tweet.
At first, TwitterFon opens a settings screen. Enter your screen name and password, then tap done button.
You have 4 tabs which are friends, replies and direct messages tab and search tab. Each message tab has a timeline which keeps up to 200 tweets.
Tap a tweet cell to open the user's timeline view. You can check favorite state of the tweet, detail information of the user and load the user's recent 20 messages. If you open your timeline view, you can delete your tweet on the view.
If the tweet has a HTTP URL, a table cell has a link button on the right corner of the cell. Tap the button to open the Web or additional table view to select URL if the tweet has more than 2 links.
Tap the post button which is located on top right corner to post a tweet, or tap profile image icon to post a reply. On the post screen, you can choose or take a photo, get current location, and get your friends list.
Tap search icon to open search view. In the search view, you can search tweets by a keyword, by current location, or by current trends keywords.

3. Flashlight., v1.3, Seller: John Haney
by John Haney

The cleverly-named Flashlight sports a just-as-clever design. Flashlight fills your screen with bright white to illuminate your world when you find yourself in a dark spot or concert. Also has pixel test and strobe light modes! On-screen instructions when holding down anywhere for a short time. To prevent unintentionally opening the Settings view, you now hold down for 2 seconds to open the Settings view. Added sliding animation for the Settings view. User requested: New Emergency Red/Black/Blue strobe mode (in addition to the Red/White/Blue mode). Sliding left and right no longer causes the brightness to dim unintentionally

WARNING: Contains a strobe light feature

4. EasyWriter, v1.0, Seller: Wellbeyond Inc.
by Saxorama

EasyWriter makes it easy to write emails using a bigger keyboard in landscape mode.
The iPhone's Mail and Notes applications can only compose messages in a vertically-oriented perspective, with the keyboard just a footnote at the bottom. EasyWriter kicks you into landscape-mode, freeing your fingers to amble luxuriously across the wider letters. Just open EasyWriter, turn your iPhone sideways, type your message, choose your recipient, and click Send to Mail.

5. Facebook, v2.0, Seller: Facebook
by Facebook

For Facebookers (um, everyone, right? 66 of my Friends) it's essential—a beautifully designed, uber-functional implementation that's always with you.
The mobile uploads (with tagging) is almost worth it enough—now I can see whenever Jesus Diaz Blanco's eats a cookie he is proud of, or sits down to a boozy brunch. You can too!
Get it here babies.

6. Evernote, v1.5.1, Seller: Evernote
by Evernote

Create, clip, and share notes on the web and see them everywhere on the web. Take snapshots, read to-do lists, record audio whenever and wherever you like on your mobile. Search through all your notes, even find text within images, whether online or off on your desktop.
Already a popular web service and found on other devices, Evernote does something that every location-aware cameraphone should be able to do: quickly take and store geotagged photos so you can remember stuff.

7. LinkedIn, v1.0.2, Seller: LinkedIn
by LinkedIn

With more than 30 million users representing 150 industries around the world, LinkedIn is a fast-growing professional networking site that allows members to create business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Individuals have the ability to create their own professional profile that can be viewed by others in their network, and also view the profiles of their own contacts.
The app features four different sections: the main page, connections, search, and status: The main page of the iPhone app displays a news feed that shows updates from your LinkedIn contacts - things like whether they've updated their profile, changed positions, asked a question, added a new contact, etc. The "Connections" section displays your LinkedIn contacts in a way that's very much like the iPhone's built-in contact list. From the "Search" section, you can search for contacts by name, keyword, title, or company. The "Status" section allows you to update your LinkedIn status, which many people use to announce what they're working on. Others have this hooked up via Ping.fm or a similar app so it's updated with their latest tweet.

8. Shazam, v1.5, Seller: Shazam Entertainment Limited
by Shazam

Create and share music moments and stories. With Shazam you can identify music tracks, buy them, and share the tags with friends. You can also learn more about artists; keep and grow your music collection and personalise your tags.

9. Wikiamo, v1.6, Seller: 智史 Nakagawa
by Satoshi Nakagawa

Wikiamo is an intuitive, Safari-like Wikipedia viewer for your iPhone. It shows articles on Wikipedia with custom formatting, so you can read it comfortably.
The good points of this application are: Bookmarks, History, Page cache. It allows you to read articles offline. Multilingual incremental search. A table of contents. And links to the other languages.

10. Google Mobile App, v0.3.144, Seller: Google Mobile
by Google

Google Mobile App gives you a single text box to search through your contacts and the web. As soon as you start typing, it scours Google for things to help you. These could be typing suggestions, website suggestions or easy access to a search you made before. Google Mobile App even searches as you type so that you see results as soon as you finish typing. Over time, the App remembers the things you do most and puts them at the top. Finally, Google Mobile App also uses the My Location feature to detect your current location and show nearby businesses on a map.
If you use other Google mobile products you'll find them through the "Explore more" button - all in one place.

Watch this video to see Google Mobile App in action.

Technological influence

Originally uploaded by Network Osaka.


A showcase by David Fuhrer

Radiolaria study

Radiolaria study
Originally uploaded by flight404.

This project is about controlled restraint. Previous versions of this magnetic structure project were about freedom. I pretty much let the particles do what they wanted. This go around, I am introducing specific rules to families of particles.

For example, Big particles, you will slowly gain mass until you lock into place and you are capable of attracting small particles. Each of you must remain a fixed distance from the center of the world and must try to spread yourselves out as evenly as possible

Small particles, you will repel each other while the big particles attract you. If you happen to collide with a big particle, you are now locked to that particle and must remain 50 paces from its center at all times. Oh, and you must also remain 250 paces from the center of the world at all times.

Id love to be able to make these so they were 3D printable. Mmmmm, metal casting...

Uploaded by flight404 on 25 Dec 08, 8.58AM CET.

WooTheme by Duoh

Originally uploaded by Veerle Pieters

A nice theme by Veerle Duoh. She shared the design process of the creation of this WooTheme on her blog

Abstract, a Woothemes design (2nd page)
Abstract is a beautifully illustrated and colourful theme, the result of a collaboration of WooThemes and Veerle Pieters. Abstract sports a fun yet professional layout that is flexible enough to be used as either a business theme or a personal theme.

At WooThemes you will find some of the most cutting edge WordPress templates, packed full of features, presented beautifully with clean layouts, slick colour palettes and neat typography. All our themes are available for purchase individually or you can join the theme club and have access to all our masterpieces.

Chronique Curieux: Specta

Lars Arrhenius & Johannes Müntzing (suédois nés en 1966 et 1974) présentent ici un film d'animation dont certains extraits sont tirés sous la forme d'images montées sur caissons lumineux. Des squelettes évoluent tranquillement dans un grand magasin. Le traitement achrome est assez velouté bien que les rayons X vident les scènes de toute chair. La vanité de ces faucheuses s'oppose cruellement à l'environnement luxueux dans lequel elles apparaissent paisiblement. Les mouvements sont fluides, tout paraît feutré, mais la tension anxiogène impliquée par les choix plastiques des vidéastes ne peut s'émanciper du vocabulaire de la surveillance. On lira ensuite, comme un sous-titre orientant la lecture d'une oeuvre, qu'une ministre suédoise fut assassinée en 2003 dans un chic complexe commercial alors qu'elle étudiait l'adhésion de son pays à l'euro, unique monnaie.

Exposition The Big Store terminée chez Specta à Copenhague

This is a repost of a chronicle by Joël RIFF, it talks about current or past exhibitions in Copenhague last month. The second of a danish series of 3. I worked with Curieux for the article on MVRDV. The chronicle and blog is written in french!

For more please visit the Chronique Curieux Over Blog

Chronique Curieux: Charlottenborg

Caspar David Friedrich kom aldrig til Sverige... Han blev i Danmark est le titre d'une exposition dont seul le nom du germanique peintre peut nous être de prime abord intelligible. Il s'agit en fait d'une moqueuse prise de position gentiment nationaliste prônant la paternité du romantique allemand sur la scène artistique danoise alors que c'est la suédoise qui paraît la revendiquer. Nous restons étranger à cette querelle indigène mais profiterons de la démonstration développée pour approcher une production, scandinave dirons-nous, influencée de manière plus ou moins explicite par l'aura de Caspar David Friedrich. On s'amuse alors à chercher les filiations, remarquant des préoccupations propres à la relation au paysage ou relevant la redondance du motif de la ruine.

Crédit photographique : *Carl Henrik Tillberg, **Johann Bergenholtz et ***Anders Sune Berg. Exposition avec Lennart Alves, Ola Billgren, Ann Böttcher, Leonard Forslund, Denise Grünstein, Truls Melin, Lars Nilsson, Jan Håfström et Håkan Rehnberg terminée à la Kunsthal Charlottenborg à Copenhague

Lars Nilsson, Ascending, 510x344x604cm, 2008

Jan Håfström, Den eviga återkomsten, 2003*

Denise Grünstein, Figur i landskab 2, 100x250x25cm, 2001

Jan Håfström, Skogsaltare, 1969**

Håkan Rehnberg, Das Grosse Gehege Bel Dresden, 2008***

This is a repost of a chronicle by Joël RIFF, it talks about current or past exhibitions in Copenhague last month. The second of a danish series of 3. I worked with Curieux for the article on MVRDV. The chronicle and blog is written in french!

For more please visit the Chronique Curieux Over Blog

Chronique Curieux: Christin Johansson

Christin Johansson (suédoise née en 1974) dispose une collection d'objets dont je n'ai pas encore su élucider clairement le statut. Le contexte est clinique et la communication affichée frise la caricature de l'entreprise miracle. Dès l'entrée, un comptoir accueil le visiteur en proposant sur une coupelle des sucreries suspectes. Je n'ai rencontré aucun humain pour m'orienter et c'est donc esseulé que je parcours le linoléum blanc pour découvrir une succession d'éléments sanitaires en céramique pastelle. Les potentiels usages des prototypes exposés se devinent en essayant de projeter son propre corps dans une configuration où l'objet en question serait nécessaire, comme si l'on débarquait dans la salle de bains d'une étrangère culture avec un besoin hygiénique refusant toute hésitation.

Exposition Sanited med Identitet terminée chez Køppe à Copenhague www.drud-koppe.com

This is a repost of a chronicle by Joël RIFF, it talks about current or past exhibitions in Copenhague last month. The second of a danish series of 3. I worked with Curieux for the article on MVRDV. The chronicle and blog is written in french!

For more please visit the Chronique Curieux Over Blog

Chronique Curieux: Ulrik Weck

Ulrik Weck (danois né en 1972) propose un ensemble de pièces attendues mais plaisantes, lettres agencées, phrase en néon et photographies souriantes qui s'attachent à bousculer une approche du texte. Je me suis hasardé dans son exposition pensant qu'il s'agissait de la réserve de la galerie, rassemblement hétéroclite mais lisse d'art contemporain, jusqu'à ce que j'arrive à ses bibliothèques de planches de bois, installations aux multiples échos, qui ne me lassent pourtant pas. Sur des étagères standardisées sont alignées des chutes forestières glanées dans les poubelles des bricolos. Du mutisme littéraire au rappel matériel, ce commentaire formalisé sur la place qu'occupe le livre dans notre société en voie de numérisation m'émeut systématiquement.

Exposition Untitled terminée chez Christina Wilson à Copenhague www.christinawilson.net

Echo, 12x19cm, lettres en métal, 2008

Greetings Earthlings, 70x50cm, C-print, 2008

Library 2, 170x170x33cm, étagère, bois trouvé, 2008

This is a repost of a chronicle by Joël RIFF, it talks about current or past exhibitions in Copenhague last month. The second of a danish series of 3. I worked with Curieux for the article on MVRDV. The chronicle and blog is written in french!

For more please visit the Chronique Curieux Over Blog

Chronique Curieux: MVRDV

MVRDV (collectif d'architectes néerlandais) a réalisé une réhabilitation audacieuse de silos témoignant de l'activité passée des berges portuaires où ils se tiennent. Affirmant radicalement la caractéristique formelle d'un tel ouvrage industriel, vide cylindre de stockage, l'agence a préservé la vacance intérieure des deux tubes de béton pour en faire de spectaculaires halls aux circulations vertigineuses, reléguant les logements desservis à l'extérieur de la structure originelle qui enveloppent ainsi les deux piliers dans un masse vitrée offrant de délicieux panoramas à ses heureux habitants.

This is a repost of a chronicle by Joël RIFF, it talks about current or past exhibitions in Copenhague last month. The second of a danish series of 3. I worked with Curieux for the article on MVRDV. The chronicle and blog is written in french!

For more please visit the Chronique Curieux Over Blog

Chronique Curieux: Intro

This is a repost of a chronicle by Joël RIFF, it talks about current or past exhibitions in Copenhague last month. The second of a danish series of 3. I worked with Curieux for the article on MVRDV. The chronicle and blog is written in french!

For more please visit the Chronique Curieux Over Blog

Jøël RIFF (nysgerrig) præsenterer :
2008 uge 50
En uge, syv dage, syv udstillinger.

København #2 : Pressemeddelelse
Nous poursuivons notre triptyque danois par ce deuxième volet qui s'attardera davantage dans les quartiers pittoresques. Partant du Børsgraven puis du Nyhavn, canaux animant le centre-ville et bordés d'édifices historiques et de maisonnettes aux frontons colorés, nous remonterons la Bredgade, majeur axe rectiligne et désuet investit par les antiquaires, reliant le cœur urbain au Kastellet, citadelle au pied de laquelle est échouée den Lille Havfrue, la Petite Sirène, pas aussi ridicule que le disent les ragots, triste figure mélancolique isolée sur un industriel horizon portuaire fumant. Tout le parcours est bien-sûr ponctué de manifestations participant à la délimitation de cette scène copenhagoise que nous cherchons à appréhender, stimulée tant par des artistes internationaux que des natifs locaux et élargie dans ce numéro au design et à l'architecture. Notre mot de la semaine accompagnant l'intitulé de cette chronique, malgré l'évidence de son préfixe, demeure fantastique lorsqu'il est prononcé par l'employé d'accueil d'un lieu d'exposition et est à traduire par communiqué de presse.

curiosité : 2008 semaine 50

28 December 2008

Social Media Influencers 2009

via Bnox

Into The Blue

Into The Blue
Originally uploaded by (Erik).

This is a view up the more than 60 meter high tower of De Inktpot. The ceiling your are looking up to is at 45 meters. The upper part of the tower is a water reservoir. The inktpot is build between 1918 and 1922 using 20.000.000 bricks. The building is designed by G.W. van Heukelom for the Dutch Railways. The blue light in the top is daylight shinning through blue windows. All the other light is artificial.

Normally you cannot enter the building, but today it was Open Monumentendag and ProRail, the current owner of the building opened the doors for the public. So, I brought my tripod and positioned myself in the middle of the hall. While I was on my knees preparing this shot about 50 or more people were gathering around me. Not to see what I was doing, but the hall was also the starting point of the guided excursions that were given today.

Jouw naam in de sneeuw

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Purchasing Power

original post: GOOD
link via @bnox

27 December 2008


Originally uploaded by Meera Navare.

24 December 2008

The Collaborative

The Collaborative” is a newly born project that thrives on the collaborations between artists and creative companies, whether visual or graphical. Basically it’s a concept of “works that are created by people together”, collaboratively rather than individually.

The first Collaboration is a result of a conceptual idea developed by model and stylist Michelle Warneke, produced by photographer Mike Van Cleven and completed by 12 different visual and graphical artists. The result is a collection of 12 creative images of models, of which each image was passed on to another creative artist who considered the image as his/her blank canvas. In collaboration with Ou-Vert & Print International the works have been bundled in “The Collaborative 09 Calendar”.

Mike invited me to join The Collaborative for their first project. A joyfull assignment: "I'll send you the RAW image of one of the 12 modells I've shot in a series for my promotional calendar which I send out every year. All you got to do is cover up the naked model with some artwork — so she's not totally nude anymore..."

In just a little bit more time and the 09 Calendar will be printed and ready to send out. If you’d like to get your hands on one, feel free to drop Mike an e-mail at thecollaborative@mikevancleven.com

Mike is giving out a couple of these calendars to whom send us an e-mail with “TheCollaborative.be” in the subject line.

Don’t forget to mention your complete address and why you want to be the proud owner of one of these babies!

Oh and before I forget: Merry X-mass to you all !

22 December 2008

Video Gaming Trends

Video gaming is now a bigger industry than DVDs, box office revenues, movie rentals, music or even books. Mario killed the Ringo Starr, but you probably didn’t even know it...

via Advertising Pawn

Playstation is my favorite gaming platform and the line of thinking behind the PlayStation’s advertising revolution serves pretty well as “the ideal disruption case study”, focusing on a more adult audience and embracing is irreverent underlying philosophy. They don’t filter advertising. They mock it. Hence the switch of focus from pure product appraisal to the actual outcomes resulting from its usage.

Read a full Brand Tribute article on PlayStation at Advertising Pawn

21 December 2008

Global Internet Map 2009

TeleGeography's new Global Internet Map draws upon their annual Global Internet Geography research to provide a unique view of the world's Internet backbone architecture.

The map's global projection traces the intercontinental links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and Africa. Regional close-ups provide insight into key routes within each region. Nine accompanying figures and tables present valuable data on Internet bandwidth by country, regional and global Internet capacity growth, backbone providers, traffic by application, wholesale pricing, and broadband user growth.

via VisualComplexity

Jag Black

Jag Black is a microsite for Jag Jeans. The Jack Black Studio let's you be a star fashion photographer for a few minutes.

You are in Sydney, Australia, and have just received an assignment: Photograph Marian Rivera and Will Devaughn. Select your best pics, publish them in your own online Black Book and then email them to your friends. You have 70 shots to take in about small 2 minutes...

Brussel op z'n best

Originally uploaded by grapplica.

View of the "rue de brabant", i lived here for over more than 4 years


Originally uploaded by ChocolateCandy ♥.