True Blue

“Blue is fascinating because the vast majority of animals are incapable of making it with pigments,” [Yale ornithologist Rick] Prum says. In fact, of all Earth’s inhabitants with backbones, not one is known to harbor blue pigment. Even some of the most brilliantly blue things in nature — a peacock feather, or a blue eye, for example — don’t contain a single speck of blue pigment. So, how can they […]

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Google Material Design kit by Manual

Five months ago I lusted over the gorgeous packet they handed out at this year’s design-focused Google I/O, so it was a wonderful surprise to get my hands on it, thanks to Chelle! I could try to photograph it, but you’re better off looking at shots from the designers themselves, San Francisco-based studio Manual. Our concept was to reinterpret the graphic language of Material Design and present it in a reductive […]

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A day in the life of a day

By Natalya Lobanova. I might as well have called Stellify’s latest version this one.

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Tiffany Blue

It started with the color I wanted to paint the walls of my room with. Of course I wanted blue. But something not too blue. I ended up choosing a very icy aquamarine (as noted by the man who did the painting), but continued to be fascinated by the remote regions of cyan. Then I discovered Tiffany Blue and its reputation of all things luxurious and romantic. It is Tiffany […]

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A Regression in Taste

(Might as well be named The Perils of Problogging, Part II.) Here’s a little exercise. Try visiting the sites below. Doesn’t have to be all of them. Just be click-happy enough to notice a pattern. This Week On… Your Natural Remedies The Mommy Blogger The Garden Gossip Its [sic] Crazy Delicious Care Bear Kids Holiday Chatter My Product Review So Listen To This… Everything, Anything & Nothing Notice anything? Anything […]

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HTML as Art Pieces?

HTML is traditionally a means to format a document on the web, as word processors are meant to format documents on print (or on the desktop). Non-traditionally, though, some people come up with ways to “paint” with HTML. Here’s an example:

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Adobe CS3 Launched in Manila: Oohhs, Ahhs, and Applause!

I spent the whole day today (with teh Corsair) at the official launch of Adobe’s Creative Suite 3, which was held at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-la Hotel Makati. I didn’t take notes but here’s the gist of it: oohhs, ahhs, and applause. Seeing the new features in each standalone program was delightful already (especially the impressive little details that gets the job done faster), but CS3 took things to […]

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.