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Fool-Proof Mathemagic Tricks. Flix Plus Adds Custom Shortcuts, Poster Hiding, and More to Netflix. Blocky-lego-ish Nerdy Awesomeness. BrickUltra "Home to LEGO News & More! Famous Paintings Reimagined Using Legos. LEGO. Apple. Why I Won't Buy an Apple Watch. Apple's smartwatch looks better than any other we've seen yet, but I'm not sold. Here's why. Tim Cook took the stage and proudly proclaimed that, for the Apple Watch, "The list of features is a mile long. " That's exactly the problem. The hardware is sophisticated, exquisite, and refined in typical Apple fashion. But instead of offering a simple solution to an obvious problem, the Apple Watch offers endless solutions to non-existent problems. Don't get me wrong, the Apple Watch looks like a strong wearable contender—in fact, I fully expect it to rise to the top of the heap.

And then there was the gaping hole in the Apple Watch announcement: battery life. Price is another factor. And that brings us back to the features. I'm also not particularly excited by the digital crown, which seemed to boggle Tim Cook's mind. Aside from its looks, so much about the Apple Watch just seems very un-Apple-like. For another take, check out 5 Reasons the Apple Watch Is a Winner. Beats sued by Bose over noise-cancelling patents. 28 July 2014Last updated at 08:10 ET The legal action involves Beats Electronics' Studio range of headphones Headphones-maker Beats Electronics is being sued by rival Bose over its range of noise-cancelling audio gear. Massachusetts-based Bose claims that Beats has infringed five of its patents.

Bose alleges it has lost sales to its competitor as a consequence. Beats declined to comment. The legal action comes two months after Apple announced it was buying Beats for $3bn (£1.8bn) - its largest acquisition to date. One expert said it was not unusual for takeovers to prompt such litigation. "It's not uncommon, because when companies are in the process of being taken over they don't want the uncertainty of litigation," said Ilya Kazi from the UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

"So, they are more likely to be inclined to settle. The European Union's competition watchdog approved the deal this Monday. Active noise reduction Bose alleges that Beats' headphones have affected its sales. Worst Deal Ever: Microsoft's Apple Investment. Whether you’re holding an old-school 4, a tooty-fruity 5c, a Shanghai-edition gold 5s, or a Calle Ocho-jailbreak especial, it’s easy to forget how many stars had to align for any iPhone to happen at all. The particular butterfly flappings that combined to create Steve Jobs’s extraordinary life and career are well-known and oft-recalled; less remembered is the $150 million lifeline Microsoft (MSFT) threw Apple (AAPL) in August 1997, when Apple was within weeks of bankruptcy.

That now-infamous investment gave Apple enough money and breathing room to consolidate control of its Mac business and parlay that momentum and cash flow into the iPod and iTunes. Then the iPhone and iPad that would go on to mortally wound the entire personal computer industry, effectively zero-sum annexing continents’ worth of market capitalization from Microsoft’s waning empire. Microsoft was worth $556 billion at its Y2K peak.

Microsoft’s move looked smart at the time. The emphasis should be on “temporary.” Apple: Why the iPad Is More Important Than the iPhone. When Apple (AAPL) unveils its latest iPad and iPad mini later this month, the Internet will not explode, as it did when the company launched new iPhones last month. That’s fair enough. The iPhone is Apple’s benchmark product. It accounts for half the company’s revenue. It commands more news coverage than any other mobile device. It’s Hannah’s phone on Girls. Investors, however, should not ignore the iPad. The device is a critical piece of Apple’s business, and the company’s fortunes hinge largely on the success of the latest models. As a business unit, the iPad is huge. Of course, Apple is the world’s largest company, so it takes a high-revenue product to make an impact on its income statement.

On a quarterly basis, the iPad’s importance has varied with the product cycle, but the device has never accounted for less than 11 percent of Apple’s total sales. Here’s where investors should start paying attention. IT-DCIS. ROMMY --Sloth Paper Toys-- National Forecasts - Met Éireann. 24 April 2014 11:00 Today Largely dry today with some good sunny spells. Isolated showers will develop though and some may be heavy.

Highs of 12 to 15 or 16 degrees in light to moderate southerly breezes. Tonight Staying dry for much of the country tonight, with clear skies. However outbreaks of rain will move into parts of the southwest and west. Tomorrow Friday will start off largely dry and bright and for many places it will stay like that. Outlook The outlook is for unsettled weather with windy and wet weather on Friday night and Saturday clearing to showers later. Friday night the heavy rain in the southwest will spread country wide. Saturday will be breezy with outbreaks of showery rain, heavy for a time but also with some sunny periods as well and clearing to isolated showers by evening.

Saturday night will be mainly dry with good clear spells and light east to northeasterly winds. Sunday will be mostly dry with scattered showers and sunny spells. Drawing and Sketching - Resources for Artists. Colored Pencil Technique | Free Techniques & Lessons. MAKING A MARK: How to Sketch - advice and information by Katherine Tyrrell. Read about sketching and how to sketch on my blogs PLUS my contributions to group sketching blogs See my sketchbooks in the Travels with a Sketchbook Gallery on my art website.

View my sketches of places where I live and where I travel to in the UK ( London, England, Interiors ) and overseas (eg. USA, Australia, France, Venice and Bali) The copyright owner of all text and images and files on this page and linked pages is Katherine TyrrellAll rights reserved except where use for non-commercial personal and educational use is specifically indicated. All commercial use is subject to licence and fee - please contact me if you would like to discuss use. What is a Sketch? A sketch, in art terms, can be: Sketching for Real - a class about how to sketch - with assignments In May 2006, I was the tutor for a sketching class in the Drawing and Sketching Forum's Classroom on the Wet Canvas website.

The Introduction to the class and assignments have now been revised and updated top of the page top of the page. Moleskine® 75 Exceptional Moleskine Notebook Artworks. Moleskine notebooks are a favorite among many artists, designers and writers. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and with many different kinds of paper. The elastic closure and pocket in the back of each one adds to their utility. The popularity of Moleskines among the art community ensures that there are thousands of great examples of Moleskine art out there. Flickr alone has a huge pool of Moleskine artists. One group, Moleskine: One Page at a Time, has nearly 4,000 members and more than 36,000 images in their pool. Below are 75 fantastic Moleskine artworks, all collected from Flickr. Fine Art and Illustration A lot of traditional artists opt for Moleskines, due to their variety of paper types and their durability.

Moleskine 2 by Andy Gosling: A heart and the letter “A”, created from interwoven arteries. Moleskine book 5, page 72 by Steve Loya. Moleskine Sketches by Jimbradshaw. Moleskine book 1, pages 61 and 62 by Steve Loya. Moleskine “A cat in my head” by Framboisine Berry. Moleskine Art. Advertisement More than quick sketches and drawings, Moleskine art can encompass mixed media and even digital art. The imperfect lines, smudges and wrinkles give it dimension and raw honesty that more than ever are sought by digital artists and implemented in software. Regardless of any advancement in technology, pen and paper will always be the number once choice for any budding artist or seasoned illustrator.

No theme or medium is ever neglected for the Moleskine treatment if the mood strikes the artist, spawning art like no other. With abstracts, travel themes and even other-worldly monsters, this collection of Moleskine art sketches and drawings is sure to inspire thought and spark your muse. Below you will find diverse styles created for a medium that refuses to die. Moleskine Art Sketches and Drawings Resources (al) It's done. Leave a Comment Yay! 100 Amazing Ways to Hack Your Moleskine Notebook. ' - Moleskine Art. Indigo & Cloth. FIELD NOTES Shop. The “Ambition” Edition For our 25th seasonal release we wanted to do something really special, but also something that maintained the look and feel of the vintage American notebooks that inspired Field Notes in the first place.

“Ambition” is three different books: a ledger, a weekly planner and a memo book. Each has a different colored cover, printed and embossed with metallic gold ink. There’s a new, off-white, interior paper stock and all of the books have gilded edges (!) And gold staples. We think you’re really going to love this limited-edition release, check it out (and see the film) here. Original 3-Pack Our original 48-page memo books, available in four variations, or a mixed 3-Pack.

“GRAPH PAPER” FN-01 3/16” (5mm) graph paper. “RULED PAPER” FN-02 1/4” (6.5mm) ruled paper. “PLAIN PAPER” FN-03 Free wheelin’ plain paper. “MIXED PAPER” FN-04 One of each. Unexposed $9.95/3-Pack The Fall 2014 COLORS release (our 24th) remains a bit of an enigma. Arts and Sciences $9.95/2-Pack Pitch Black.

Word Notebooks 3-Pack - Tan Camo at Urban Industry. Word. Notebooks are designed to help organize your life while looking good in the process. Each pocket notebook features 48 pages of lined paper with the unique Word. bullet point system. Designed and made in the USA, Word. Notebooks are currently available in ten different colour options: Black, Orange, Natural, Traditional Camo, Tan Camo, Swedish Camo, Blue Floral, Red Floral, Tan Leaf and Green Leaf.

FREE Standard UK Mainland Shipping on all orders (Can be up to 3-4 Day Delivery) £3.95 Next Business Day Delivery (FREE with orders over £80.00) – Orders placed on Friday, before 3pm cut-off, should arrive on Monday. Orders placed after 3pm (Monday to Friday) will ship the next working day. UK OffShore Shipping Northern Island & Isle of Man Select UK Mainland in drop down Channel Island - Please select Guernsey or Jersey in Country List - £4.00 We ship to many countries around the World. Here are some of our most popular destinations, however we ship to lots more... NEW! United States £9.99. Black Cover. Black Cover Archives. Black Cover Black Cover Archives The Perfect Notebook: The Original Stifflexible The Markings Notebook The Guildhall Pocket Notebook Allen’s Journal Piccadilly Notebook Awagami +1 Notebook Quo Vadis Notebook Cartesio Notebook Ciak Notebook Rhodia Webnotebook Softcover Moleskine The Alwych Book The New Stifflexible The Mini-Miquelrius The Colored Edge Notebook Xonex: Ru The Miquelrius Pocket Blank Book 8 Comments 8 responses so far ↓ 1 stephen // Oct 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm A very nice retrospective.They aren’t always easy to source, but I suspect there may be several Japanese made black notebooks worthy of attention. 2 CONTEST!

Leave a Comment © 2006–2007 Black Cover — Sitemap — Cutline by Chris Pearson. Notebook Stories: A Blog About Notebooks, Journals, Moleskines, Blank Books, Sketchbooks, Diaries and More. Notebook Stories: A Blog About Notebooks, Journals, Moleskines, Blank Books, Sketchbooks, Diaries and More. The good people at Whitelines were kind enough to send me some samples for review, so let’s take a look! First impressions: I like the clean, modern look — the drawing-hand logo is cute and the orange and white color scheme is cheery. The colors won’t appeal to everyone, though: if you have modern decor with lots of Ikea furniture, they’ll blend right in, but if you prefer the aesthetic of a wood-paneled library full of leather-bound books, these notebooks may not be for you! The cover of each notebook tells you the paper type– lined or squared are your options, as plain pages would be sort of missing the point!

The specs also include the size and the carbon footprint of the notebook– this has to be a first! I can’t think of any consumer product I’ve ever bought that was labeled with its carbon footprint. It’s hard to imagine that the carbon footprint of one notebook is significant enough that anyone would want to keep track of it, but it’s a nice idea. The images below are scans. They Draw & Travel. Notebooks. Feel the rainbow! Artist Gabriel Dawe is showing his incredible new installation that just opened to the public last October 6 in Como, Italy. As part of Miniartextil, an annual exhibition of contemporary art, Dawe created Plexus no. 19, a stunning thread installation that’s beautifully spread across two balconies in the atrium of a historic villa. The early 19th century neoclassic house, called Villa Olmo, was acquired in 1924 by the municipality of Como and is now open to the public only during cultural events and art exhibitions like this.

This year’s Miniartextil exhibition is called Agora, taking from the Greek word that describes an important public place where people come to share ideas. The visitor is invited to not just look at the artwork but to be actively involved in it. Plexus no. 19 consists of two thread structures streamed across an upper and lower balcony that is meant to be experienced from different angles or at different times of the day.

Like this: Like Loading... “The Art of Clean Up” by Ursus Werhli « TYPOGRAFFIT : BLOG. German artist Ursus Werhli takes obsessive compulsive behavior to a whole new level with his work in completely organizing various objects and situations in clever ways. Here are some selections from his book, “The Art of Clean Up”. (source) This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 05:16:26 PM and is filed under BLOG English, BLOG Japanese . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Lego Recreations of Famous Movie Scenes. You’re never too old to play with toys!

Lucky for us, twenty-one year old Alex Eylar still uses his Legos to hilariously re-create some of the most famous movie scenes of our time. Based in Oakland, Eylar goes by the name Profound Whatever on Flickr, where he shares his extensive collection of staged scenes starring an entirely Lego cast. From symbolic dramas, to action-packed blockbusters, to cult classics, Eylar has a way of making his chosen scenes recognizable, despite the minimal expression provided in the plastic faces.

Aside from movie scenes he has an awesome series of crime scene possibilities from the board game Clue, using Legos of course. See Also LEGO BIRDS IN REAL LIFE Above: American Beauty Below: Clockwork Orange Inception James Bond Modern Times Pulp Fiction Raging Bull Raiders of the Lost Ark Star Wars The Addams Family The Big Lebowski The Godfather The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly The Shining Via:

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