Because It Has Appeal

Andy Warhol’s famous banana is in the dock. As Dave Itzkoff writes in the New York Times: In January the Velvet Underground co-founders, Lou Reed and John Cale, sued the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, saying it illegally …

A Report on Comic-Con… and Covert CIA Actions

Last week’s Comic-Con at San Diego’s Convention Center was overloaded with activities. If you were a Hollywood celeb–obsessed fan you may have spent much, if not most, of your time stuck in lines. But if you were a lover of …

Sprouting Pattern & Color: Q&A with Kapitza

I’m a long-time fan of Kapitza, the sister-duo Petra and Nicole Kapitza, who design clever patterns using font software. Their fonts not only help designers make smashingly inventive patterns, but they’re also useful as an alternative to stock illustrations. Kapitza …

A Pinterest Cheatsheet for Design and Color Fans

Social-media-watchers are ablaze lately with the news: Pinterest appears to be THE next hot tool. While Slate’s Farhad Manjoo gave a not-meant-for-me review of the tool (his article title, “Cupcakes, Boots and Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal”, says it all), Pinterest’s numbers …

Today's Obsession: Dropp

Finally, a social application worth looking into: Dropp untethers you from the website-as social-destination concept. This little app does something neat: lets you leave messages in real-world places, wherever you go, for others to find. You can leave your messages …

Todays' Obsession: Two Clocks

Couple of awesome clock apps on my radar lately: the first is from Wim Crouwel for the Design Museum in London. It’s big, it’s blocky as all get out, and it awakens you with one of three personal messages from …

Dancin' Machine

Typotheque, a type foundry and design studio run by Peter and Johanna Biľak, has released Dance Writer as an iPhone/ iPad app that converts text into a choreographed sequence of poses based on the shapes of the letters, enabling users …

Today's Obsession: Apple's Watching Us?

In a dropping of a symbolic rock into its proverbial puddle, O’Reilly Radar disclosed yesterday that Apple was collecting data about our locations and movements, and was tracking our motions around the country via our iPhones and iPads. Generated a …

Today’s Obsession: Finding your Phone

Yesterday saw the release of iOS 4.2 for all of apple’s mobile devices. With this release, the company has opened up a particularly valuable feature of Mobile Me to all AppleID holders for free: Find My iPhone. The service not …

Today's Obsession: Enough with Instagram

Laurie, whom some of our nerdier readers will recognize more readily under the name Seldo, posts a really great screed at her place about Instagram, the iPhone photo toy of the moment, and why she hates it. And she makes …