There's so many creative new stuff going on in the field onf education, but the textbook has remained mostly traditional, conventional, and let's face it... boring. I remember some of them would scatter comics, some inspirational quote, or the occasional random doodle, but you know what I mean.
Well, how about adding one of these illustrations to a biology textbook? It is clearly educational, makes the page so much more livelier, and damn wouldn't it capture the students' attention better?
Textbooks - the next frontier of Design?
I've always wondered about that too.
HDTV tops at 1920 x 1080 pixels. My ageing Samsung S3 manages 1280 x 720 pixels, and my 4-year old Benq monitor hums away at 1400 x 900 pixels.
Marketing. It's always those folks at Marketing.
How's this for thoughtfulness?
We all know Google knows everything, so there's a little machine somewhere, chugging out a list of birthday boys and girls every day. And just when you thought those doodles on their homepage were reserved for special events and people... well, it's my special day today!
...And this why I'm still a fervent Google fanboy:-)
Real estate is a heavily marketed business, and everyone tries to stand out from the rest with unique qualities, frills, and marketing hype. But when you mix bombastic words, incoherent English, and a marketer intent on making a cool tagline, it somehow doesn't really work out.
Ride the Russian Roulette of your choice & let success be your calling card!
First, I would never associate Russian Roulette with a property purchase... Even if it's one with a choice. Unless this is an exercise in Irony, how does Russian Roulette and Choice come into the picture at all?!
And letting Success be your calling card... I really have no idea what that means, but damn, it just has that twang to it, doesn't it? Again, right after it, "where success is the only option?", which really, doesn't actually say anything.
Ok, when it starts to sound coherent, the grand adjectives appear... words which I have never seen on any other real estate ads - Astounding ceiling heights, Extraordinary floor loading, and a Full storey of parking lots. I would expect this incredible development to breathe fire and walk by itself soon too.
It's the dream tagline, I suppose, of a marketing executive with a grand vision and a dictionary.
Want to do an app, but lack the professional tools to design a professional icon. (Hint: Don't just download some snazzy logo from iconfinder.com. Chances are, some one else has an app with that same icon)
Vaclav Krejci has released a video showing how the new set of iOS7 icons can be made in MS Word, which probably caused an entire industry of freelance graphics designers to break into cold sweat.
Now, the question is, between purchasing a pricey copy of Adobe Illustrator, or the Microsoft Office suite at a fraction of the price, which would you choose?
I've always had faith in the food-safety industry. Coming from an engineering background, I know there's always a "safety-margin" to prevent us from injuring ourselves in the most comical fashion. For food stuff, I reckon that the expiry date is usually optimistic - especially so if it comes out from a fridge.
Nevetheless, some food do spoil fast. For those who like to live life dangerously and disregard the expiry date, here's something to give you the edge in staying alive!
Singapore is a glutton's paradise, and it certainly reflects on our cuisine. Even within the specific world of "kuehs" or sweet, sticky confectionary, you can find a wide variety of choices for every palate. Here's one of the best references I've seen so far...
They warned me... But I had to stretch it to its limits, to see how much was "too much".
Alas, I know now. "Too much" is the magical figure of 400,000.
Kinda sucks to hit a roadblock again, though, just when everything was going swimmingly well.