What a terrific idea:

The mini museum is a portable collection of curiosities where every item is authentic, iconic and labeled. It’s been carefully designed to take you on a journey of learning and exploration.


What an incredible beautiful webpage. Love everything about it. Although it is interesting to see that they still haven’t done a responsive design of their website and that it seems more important for them to place text perfectly, absolute onto images than it is to be perfectly readable on iPhones. On iPad’s the page looks amazing, only some of the animations are not supported by mobile Safari.


The new LEGO movie is fantastic, go watch it.
It’s the first animated feature that comes close to the early Pixar classics.
Seriously, it’s that good.


Since 1761, family owned. Incredible.


What a church.


Want one to play and one to put on a shelf to look at.


Because of stuff like this we have all those cool designers and developers around the world who grew up on LEGO and are now changing the world as we know it. Awesome.


Carhartt’s brilliant marketing website.  Blueprints and step by step instructions on how to build cool stuff.


I’ll take on of those lovely bread ovens, please.


Love that new camera idea. It’s a camera with the Instagram filter already built in.

Can’t wait to see some non-official pics from it.


By the guys from FiftyThree in partnership with Moleskine.

So incredible.


Much better than Yahoo’s refresh, or Google’s or Bing’s for that matter. But Panic is also not a search engine, and apparently search engine’s don’t know how to refresh their logos?

And more simplified style is always the way forward when it comes to branding. Well done, I like it.


Over the past weeks I’ve been trying to get my head around the new iOS navigation elements. The new focus on just text elements instead of buttons and the focus on white, flat or translucent navigation bars. (Can you finally tell that I am working on an iOS app for the iPhone?)

In iOS, Apple always had two prominent areas for obvious navigation elements:
• The navigation bar on the top, just below the status bar.
• And the the toolbar, at the bottom.
Some app developers chose complete custom UI and for some apps that worked, but not for most.

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Interesting design decision to leave the app icon intact. Many app developers have updated their icons and “flattened them”. Now the Instagram icon is the one icon that’s jarring on my home screen. A company who’s one app becomes their whole identity has an great challenge with those radical redesigns, that I would assume will come from Apple quite regular moving forward.

Facebook now owns Instagram and perhaps the reason for not redesigning the icon is that Facebook tries very hard keep the Instagram independent. For now.


Before they come up.

Tough and challenging non-authorized Mercedes ad done by film students. Wow.


Dreamy Architectural Watercolors by Sunga Park


Oliver Reichenstein for iA:

For a brand like Yahoo there is something more important than spacing, kerning, colors, serifs, or making designers angry at this point. No, it’s not getting attention. It’s gaining trust.


After a big successful Kickstarter campaign, backers just received early beta access to the new site. Some interesting design surprises will await you. Some elements certainly took me by surprise.


Bland, unimaginative, boring and still horribly purple. Sure, they achieved to get people talking, but in all the wrong ways. It’s not a move forward. Especially the gradient/shading is totally amateurish and the video explanation is just trying way too hard.

Why have all the letters hard edges and points but the exclamation point is completely round?

And why, after unveiling, very publicly a new logo are the favicons not changed yet? How will that logo work on app icons and other applications where the company previously only used the ‘Y’ and the ‘!’?

They should just keep changing the logo for another 30 days and see where it will take them or never settle on an official logo.


Too simple, people say. I like simple, usually. But perhaps it’s not the shape, but the basic colors green and white that are too basic. The overall idea is right though. Branding a state is a good thing.