Apple’s attack on skeuomorphism — the design ornamentation that has been likened to a “nasty intestinal disease you might get in the tropics” (and perhaps even worse, to a “new Comic Sans”) — has finally become a colorful reality with Jony Ive’s unveiling of the new, flat iOS 7 interface. Much of the commentary approves of the changes to iOS 7, arguing that because skeuomorphism teaches by analogy , and an entire generation of users have now become familiar with the touchscreen interface, it’s time to remove the “training wheels” — we no longer need skeuomorphism’s solution to a problem we no longer have. Limiting our discussion to what is essentially a “do these pixels make me look fat” question is a waste of energy. The word “radical” was even tossed around in a few notable places, suggesting that design battles around re-flattening interfaces and smoothing out shadows actually advance the future of technology and design in the digital age.
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Spaces Etc. Exhibition by Ron Gilad The Spaces Etc. / An exercise in utility exhibition by Ron Gilad is one that really grabbed my attention. The simple enameled brass and silver sculptures of items like chairs and cubes and shelves created using lines ask questions about the shapes that define our surroundings. With about 80 pieces in total, this massive body of work can’t be taken lightly. Although just about the entire collection spawns from a cubic form, the line-like cubic pieces are what are most interesting to me.
Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes Here's the alphabet. That's it.
The Euthanasia Coaster is designed to thrill the hell out of its passengers just before it kills them. Each inversion would have a smaller diameter than the one before in order to inflict 10 g to passengers while the train loses speed. After a sharp right-hand turn the train would enter a straight, where unloading of bodies and loading of passengers could take place. The Euthanasia Coaster would kill its passengers through prolonged cerebral hypoxia, or insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain. The ride's seven inversions would inflict 10 g on its passengers for 60 seconds -- causing g-force related symptoms starting with gray out through tunnel vision to black out and eventually g-LOC, g-force induced loss of consciousness.
Out of the annals of history comes this doozy. A man by the name of Theodore Gray is a co-founder of Wolfram Research , best known as the creator of Wolfram Alpha , the two-year-old computational answer engine, which Siri uses for 25 percent of her mobile searches . Along with Stephen Wolfram, Gray helped develop Mathematica , the computational software used in technical computing that makes Wolfram Alpha, among other things, tick. He is an author, polymath, and, it seems, an amateur Chemist — or should I say, element collector. Yes, as the story goes, about 10 years ago, he built and created his own wooden “periodic table table” (presumably on company time), complete with compartments underneath in which Gray collects samples of the periodic table’s elements.
Sim Chi Yin for The New York Times Despite official quotas, nearly 4 in 10 births in Hong Kong last year were to mainland parents. The New York Times If tradition holds, the Chinese birth rate will spike this year.
The aurora borealis steals the show in this nighttime photograph shot from the International Space Station as the orbital outpost flew over the Midwest recently. Cloud cover makes it difficult to identify the cities that are within the captured area. The spacecraft was above south-central Nebraska when the photo was taken.
Pablo Lehmann est un artiste argentin, originaire de Buenos Aires diplômé de l'IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte). Son travail tourne autour des créations typographiques à partir de découpes de papiers ou de matières synthétiques. Il réalise avec une précision extrême, des compositions et des objets, allant de la décoration à la paire de chaussure, en sculptant une multitude de caractères. pablolehmann.com.ar <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Editor’s Note: After asking you what you were most interested in seeing more of on Design Milk, we decided to launch a brand new regular column called Design Store(y) , which will spotlight brick-and-mortar retail shops from around the world. We’ll get an intimate look at the products on the shelves and the store-y (ha! get it?) behind them, direct from the store owners and managers themselves. Perhaps you’ll get the chance to visit one of the featured stores yourself one day, but if not, at least you can take our virtual tour.
Supporters of ruling march and celebrate in San Francisco and Los Angeles The decision is a major victory for proponents of same-sex marriage The case will likely go next to the 9th U.S.
Recent facts have not been kind to the political right. A better-than-expected jobs report; a renewed focus on inequality, driven both by CBO research and by the gift of Mitt Romney’s candidacy. What to do? The answer is to throw a bunch of bogus numbers at the issues, in the hope that something sticks, or at least that the discussion becomes confused.
This public persona is unfortunate because it obscures a much more interesting figure. As a historian of 20th-century Europe, Judt both chronicled and himself represented the huge ideological transformations that occurred between the beginning and end of that century. This life has now been documented in the quasi-autobiographical “Thinking the Twentieth Century.”
What will happen when human gets crazy