Thursday, December 13, 2012

CSS Animations

"Flashless Animation" is a great article from Rachel Nabors at 24ways on how to create animating using css without flash.  She finishes up with the cat running over a moving background to music

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Bauballs

What can be more festive than christmas baubles and these really are!  Ad agency Fallon have teamed up with Orchid, a charity fighting male cancer, and created these great christmas tree ornaments to raise money and awareness of the disease.

Available to buy from the 11 December from

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mini Me

the age of 3D printing is upon up and what better thing to make, than a replica of yourself.  Go to Japan and get yourself your own mini me.   Omote 3D have developed the the world’s first 3D printing booth.  Go to the booth at Tokyo’s Eye of Gyre from 24 November-14 January, step inside and instead of a phot get yourself a miniture plastic figure of yourself.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Guardian Goes Responsive

The new Guardian website has been released on beta
It is now responsive and looks like it was designed for mobile only, but I do kind of like the simplicity of it

Monday, November 12, 2012

The John Lewis Christmas Advert

John Lewis have produced another tear jerker of a Christmas Advert. This one is called "The Journey" with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s ‘Power of Love’ sung by Gabrielle Aplin as the soundtrack

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Turner Prize

The Turner Prize is upon us again and it reminded me of this great Banksy quote

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rounded triangle in Illustrator

I always forget how to do round cornered triangles in illustrator but it really is very simple. Create a normal sharp edged triangle
Go to effect > stylize > round corners
Go to object > path > expand appearance Easy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Well done team GB

I'm sad that the amazing London Olympics are now over but there is a neat little scrolling website made by "Never Bland" that highlights some of the fantastic achievements over the summer with some cute animations. Watch out for the Queen parachuting in and Jessica Ennis's 6 pack. Well done Team GB


The new Cravendale advert is here. Not quite as good as the "Cats with Thumbs" but still worth a watch.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Velodrome Vs The Chemical Brothers

The amazing Velodrome at the London 2012 Olympics has seen huge excitement, raw emotions and a mountain of medals for Team GB.

It also has an amazing video that plays before each session that comprises of Chemical Brothers music and fantastic tron inspired graphics.

Could track cycling be any more cooler?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Death by Chocolate

After seeing this amazing feat of making a giant KitKat and in cadbury's dairy milk no less, I also then discovered People I salute you

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Apple Clothing Line

We all remember that the 80's were really a bit of a strange fashion era, even if now some of it is worming it's way into today shelves, but did you know that Apple had their own fantastic clothing line and no it is not made up of black turtle necks.

Apple’s Clothing Line From The ‘80s

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Illustrations

the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is almost upon us and there have been some beautiful illustrations that have been made. Here are a few good ones

Happy Jubilee Ma'am from Laughing Lion Design

Harry Draws Pictures


M&S Biscuit Tin

Presat Truffles

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lego Art

Who doesn't love LEGO® ? Still always in the top 5 children toys after being created in the 1930's. Well Nathan Sawaya a New York-based artist obviously still does as he creates some beautiful art works from these little bricks. Sawaya’s art is currently touring North American museums in a show titled, The Art of the Brick. It’s the only exhibition focusing exclusively on LEGO as an art medium.

check out the website to see more of his wonderful art and find out more about the exhibition

Monday, April 23, 2012

responsive slide menu

Here is a nice way to do a responsive menu that kind of emulates the facebook iphone menu instead of the usual responsive stacking menu.

PageSlide Responsive Demo

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spotify playing on your website

Spotify announced yesterday the introduction of their own global play button that lets you embed your own Spotify playlist on your site.

It is incredibly easy to use. All you need is your Spotify playlist url, right click a track, playlist, or album within Spotify, choose HTML Link, then paste the link into Spotify's developer website and it generates the html for an iframe for you to copy and paste into your site. There are also options to customise how it appears.

The drawbacks are that it is not immediately apparent that the user will need to have a spotify account to play it and the music does not play through the browser, but from the Spotify application itself and people used to flash players will no doubt get a little confused. 

However I'm convinced and imagine it will be seen on a large number of sites.

And I am currently listening to the Maccabees

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Grime Graffiti

How do you graffiti London without causing a mess? Well Moose Curtis, a renowned British clean artist has managed just that by transforming Southbank with his artworks using some elbow grease and Flash cleaning products. Featuring up to 5,000 images, Moose and his team will spend around 150 hours creating the images by cleaning the dirt and dust from some of the Southbank’s surfaces.

Airplane Toilet Self-Portraits

Artist Nina Katchadourian, on airplanes goes into the toilets and makes herself up using the tissues and then creates a rather cool and fuuny photo. She calls the series “Seat Assignment: Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.”

See them here

Monday, April 02, 2012

Cat Scratching DJ Decks

This is genius. A cat scratching post that is in the shape of decks. How cool would you be if you saw you cat on this! My cat would then be a phat cat rather than just a fat cat!

Buy it here

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I was thinking which way should pagination go? In most sites it works like a book so you start on the page one and arrow right to the next page to ad infinitum. Whist this makes sense for sites like google or a shopping site where you expect to land on page 1 and then "turn over" to page 2 for news and blog sites should we not be going the other way? If I am reading the most recent story then surely I need to "turn the page" back to see older stories.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Illustrative Maps

After a lovely cycle to Columbia Road on the weekend I came across these lovely illustrative maps from Herb Lester

They are really nicely done and also very cheap!
Buy at Herb Lester
or Caught by the River

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Orange Ad

A really cute ad for Orange with a nice twist at the end of the advert.
Director: Paul Hunter. Production company: Wanda Paris.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Coco Chanel Interview

Don't know what she is saying but it is Coco Chanel in her own words and she is amazing!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bing overtakes yahoo search

A while ago I saw the film "Source Code" and while it was an OK film what amused me was a reviewer saying that the most unbelievable thing in the film was that someone was using the search engine Bing. However news is that Bing search engine has now overtaken Yahoo search engine.

Whilst this may not be saying much it is interesting that  Bing gained 3.1% of market share while Yahoo lost 1.5% and Google lost 0.7%. Google still has the lion's share of 65 percent share however!

The Bing interface is actually quite nice and has some amazing images.  The problem is google is just too integrated into me now to ever think of being unfaithful