Around The Web 03.11.16

Coffee Cups of New York City

Gear Patrol has a great collection of New York City Coffee Cups.

Ever wonder where NASA’s old equipment go? Take a look at NASA’s Graveyards.

LifePrint is an app and portable printer that allows you to print an image from a video directly from your phone.

Resizer by Google Design is a great tool that allows you to see how your site looks on all devices by entering the url.

Photographer Aaron Tilley’s photo series, In Anxious Anticipation, captures images of high stress situations. via The Fox is Black

Around The Web 02.12.16

Japanese animated GIF

Artist Tsushi Segawa has taken classic Japanese images of Ukiyo-e and turned them into playful gifs by adding a touch of modern technology into the scenes.

Scientist detect Einstein’s theory on gravitational waves for the first time.

Europe’s first underwater museum, Museo Atlantico, is set to open later this month and from the images this looks like a must visit attraction.

This mini USB powered humidifier seems like a great addition to anyones workspace. via Swiss-Miss

Ever wonder how NFL games manage to show the yellow first-down line across the tv? Here’s a video explaining the complex technology.

Around The Web 02.05.16

Geometric Shapes in Nature

Interesting geometric sculptures in nature created by Martin Hill via Swiss Miss

A company from Japan is going to build the worlds first autonomous farm.

This video of small RC Planes flying through a giant loop looks like a scene out of a movie.

Is it possible that Tokyo will host a floating eco-city in 30 years? I sure hope so.

*Spoiler Alert – with the Super Bowl taking place on Sunday. Here’s a link to all the Super Bowl commercials that will be shown.

Around The Web 01.29.16

Animated Double Exposure

The animated double exposures by Said Dagdeviren are amazing.

How NYC is subtly redesigning their subway cars.

Breifcase celebrates twenty years of Czech typeface.

This might be a leak of Snapchat redesign or it could just be rumors.

An interesting photo series documenting West African barbershops by Andrew Esiebo.

Around The Web 01.22.16

Second Skins

Second Skin is an ongoing project by photographer, Miguel Vallinas. The series captures portraits of animals in human bodies. It’s bizarre, beautiful and fascinating all at the same time.

North Korea has claimed that they have invented hangover-free alcohol. We will most likely never know if they are bluffing or not, but if they are serious I hope they can replicate that in America.

Graphic designers Craig & Karl created a brand identity that functions like a slot machine, resulting in countless identity changes.

It’s Nice That put together a collection of their favorite beer branding. Based on the design alone, I would be open to try them all!

Volkswagen created a spoof showing a trailer dragging a car in reverse. The reactions are pretty good.

Around The Web 01.14.16

Underwater Photography by Kim Keever

Amazing and colorful Underwater Photography by NYC based artists Kim Keever.

Some nice font alternatives to the heavily used Helevetica. via Subtraction

Japan’s version of Monopoly. Yes, it’s wacky, crazy and awesome all in one!

It’s not always about the money but it’s good to know, Which Design Jobs Pay the Most.

And for your Friday entertainment, all of Quentin Tarantino’s popular films summed up in 3 minutes.

Holiday Gift Guide for the _______ Designer

UNWIND — for the overworked designer
We all know how grueling and demanding this time of year can be. With ridiculously tight deadlines and countless hours trying to meet them, it’s easy to get burnt out. While these gifts might not resolve everything, they should at least calm you down, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Yamazaki 12 Year Whisky
Yamazaki Whisky 12 Year — $80
No better way to unwind than with a glass of smooth tasting Whisky. As Bill Murray said “For a relaxing times, make it Suntory time.”

Jawbone Big Jambox
Jawbone Big Jambox — $200
Listening to music is always a good way to relax. Whether you’re into jazz, rock, folk or hip-hop, this little cordless portable speaker will project the perfect sound for up to 15 hours. You can also customize your own colors.

A Book Apart
A Book Apart — $25 to $100
Personally I don’t read to relax but if that’s your thing, A Book Apart has a great selection of web design related books written by many industry peers and experts. If you’re not sure what to pick up, they also sell gift cards for $25, $50 and $100.

BREAKTHROUGH — for the designer with creative block
As designers or creatives we’ve all been there. You’re stuck in what seems like a black hole of well, nothing. You can’t seem to focus or come up with any ideas for your project and times ticking away. Sometimes the best thing to do is step away from the computer and try to seek inspiration elsewhere.

Fuji X100T
Fuji X100T — $1,099
When I need inspiration, one thing that helps is to walk around and take photos. With this slick looking, compact and high-quality camera this is the perfect companion to bring along.

Topo Rover Pack
Topo Rover Pack — $198
While you’re walking around seeking inspiration, this heavy duty Topo bag is not only stylish but well designed to carry your stuff.

Wacom Bamboo Spark
Wacom Bamboo Spark — $160
This Wacom pen allows you to take notes or create sketches on regular paper and easily transfer them onto a digital device.

HOOKED— for the obsessed designer
We all have that friend who’s obsessed with something. In this case, it’s the obsessed designer who knows a bit too much about typography and colors and needs the latest gadget just to have it.

Typography Scrabble
Scrabble Typography — $50
While your friends might not notice the difference in this version of Scrabble, to you the font’s a game changer.

Pantone Coffee Pot
Pantone Coffee Pot — $30
Start thinking of colors first thing in the morning with this Pantone Coffee Pot. It’s also available in color 2294, for the digital people that’s #83b13b.

Cubify 3D Printer
Cubify 3D Printer — $999
Stay on top of the game and make your friends jealous with your very own 3D Printer by Cubify. This printer is ready to go out of the box.

NY Train Project Rolls On

MTA 6 Train, Borough-Hall

Last year, I launched NY Train Project with all 118 Manhattan stations. Earlier this month, I completed and rolled out all 157 stations in Brooklyn, bringing the total count of stations now covered up to 276. The hours spent riding and waiting for the train is now up to 43 and the accumulation of subway swipes is at 19.

NY Train Project

In addition to the updated stations, users are now able to view the subway stations by boroughs. Of course for now there’s only Manhattan and Brooklyn. I’m also really honored and fortunate to have mentions of NY Train Project on The New York Times, PSFK, Village Voice, and Brownstoner among others.

MTA 3 Train, Crown Heights

L Train, Bushwick-Ave

Explore NY Train Project