Weather apps, we’re at three zabillion and still counting. Authentic Weather is clearly different though. Designer Tobias van Schneider has made an app that straight up tells you what to expect. When it rains “It’s fucking raining right now” according to the app. Checking the weather will be more honest than ever and make you smile at the same time. Let the “clear fucking skies” come this way please! Authentic Weather currently only comes on Blackberrys, but will soon be available for Iphones.
Urban exploration is a project from Jared Lim form Singapore. He looks for patterns in architecture while travelling. Lim has a fantastic eye for architecture and beyond. The photos tend to look fake because of the extraordinary perfection. But if you look close enough, there are wrinkles in every pattern. Have a look at more of his work on his website.
The silence of the world, like a quotation, is suddenly endowed with an oppressive eloquence. Small intrusions are the true sparks here, because their disconcerting presence disrupts the majestic calm of the streets and squares. Are you guilty or a victim? The fate that governs these shots in a tangible way is not the result of decisions taken by metaphysical powers, but stems uniquely from the imagination of the two creators of these photos
Currency is a travel inspired currency converter. It is a snappy way to convert currencies between countries while out exploring the world. Its illustrative yet minimal interface will be one of the prettiest apps on your phone. Currency features intuitive interactions that push the boundaries of mobile design. Available in App Store
Russ Chimes releases his newest song ‘Turn Me Out’ along with a visual jewel. The bright colours, random images and clever editing give it a smart edge. Director’s duo Mathy and Fran delivered just the right video for this song.
No monuments while travelling is series of photographs collected at locations that are in some way associated with traveling. From the road itself to small rooms of hotels. They visualize the opposite of typical tourist photos and question them. We are used to see smiling faces, monuments and spots from the trip. This series by Mario Pucic does not offer the standard information about our status, location or ourselves.
The Kama Sutra Alphabet is a personal project from French born and London based illustrator Malika Favre. In 2011, Malika was commissioned by Paul Buckley at Penguin Books US to illustrate the new Deluxe Classic Cover of the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana. Using the original set of 7 letters she created for the cover as a starting point, Malika then decided to develop the full set of 26 letters as part of an exhibition project. Each letter is a very limited edition of 25 screenprints, signed and numbered by the artist.
In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.
The photography by Philipp Lohöfener has a somewhat awkward silence over it. The images are so still, that it looks as if the scene hasn’t been touched for years.
An old man realises that some things end. A tragical song and a video that empowers the feeling. From home base Montreal, duo Majical Cloudz makes music that goes deeper than your regular easy-listening songs. A very good choice, is to have their video directed by the talented Emily Kai Bock. If you look at her work, one can only conclude that her name is going to pop up more often in the future.
This version of Defringe is built from scratch. We started from the beginning, the user. Taking navigation and usability very serious, we came up with some radical changes. We see the (quality of) the content as most important, the site itself should work as a viewing tool. With that vision in mind, we hope that nothing disturbs your experience while visiting.
Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it.