While perusing Spotify’s “What’s New” section, I noticed the following albums using an animal pretty much as its album art cover.
“Rabbits on the Run” Album Cover
Interesting cover art from Vanessa Carlton’s latest album, “Rabbits on the Run”. The illustration on it caught my attention.
“ill-ocano” — An Adobe Illustrator Warmup
I’ve been doing some experimentation with Adobe Edge this past week since it’s preview release on Monday. I figure to have a break, and do some exercises with Adobe Illustrator. Hence, the above: “ill-ocano”.
The Ilocano or Ilokano people are the third largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group. Aside from being referred to as Ilocanos, from “i”-from, and “looc”-bay, they also refer to themselves as Samtoy, from the Ilocano phrase “sao mi ditoy”, meaning ‘our language here.’ The word “Ilocano” came from the word “Iloco” or “Yloco.“1
Yes, it looks like the spelling is off, but the explanation of why it is so and the exercise is right after the jump.
Decontstructing The Expressive Web
Interesting interview of the breakdown/process poured into making Adobe and Big Spaceship’s latest project: The Expressive Web.
Adobe Principal Product Manager Mike Chambers sits down with Stephen Koch, Sr. Developer from digital creative agency Big Spaceship, to discuss new design tools in HTML5 and CSS3 that can help you create expressive features in your webpages’ UIs.
Here’s the video.
Z‑Bar LED Desk Lamp
A couple of weeks back I mentioned the RIMA lamp by Dreipuls. I was kind of bummed as it looks more fashioned towards those with laptops/notebooks. Then I saw the Z‑Bar Desk Lamp by Koncept Technologies.
Z‑Bar Desk Lamp features the award-winning three-bar design for ultimate reach and flexibility. The super-adjustable LED head can spin in its socket, sweep side to side, and rotate around the end of the arm to point in any direction. The touchstrip is located near the LED head for easy access. Slide your finger along the strip to dim gradually, or touch the strip anywhere to jump directly to any brightness, including off. Compatible with optional occupancy sensor.
Such a beauty. I also noticed that the Z‑bar is also clamp-able. Which is good if you can only afford so much desk space for a lamp. Other than having a stylish, compact design, it is also “green”—about 50,000 hours life span on its LED bulbs.
Probably the only negative is the starting price of $130. Not bad as this is a potential keeper. More product photos below…