Bangkok is loud. And quiet. Bangkok is dirty. And clean. Bangkok can be experienced for 30 Euros a day. And for 3.000 Euro. In cheap guesthouse. And in the posh ‘Oriental’. Bangkok is a Moloch. And still, each alley is a village unto itself. Bangkok is perhaps not exactly beautiful, but a pleasure and an experience for the senses.
“He doesn’t try to aestheticise, … but he also doesn’t focus on the strikingly inadequate. Neither does he try to create any kind of phony effects, as it were. And that’s what makes his work so unique.” – Roman Rahmacher, GEO Epoche
Peter Nitsch’s photographs in Bangkok Urban Identities document urban life on the streets of Bangkok with an individual and virtually intimate look at the city: The central theme is mankind within the urban environment of the metropolis. The pictures show scenes, gestures, characters: an old hairdresser, a frame-maker, a traditional soup kitchen and a lady selling Buddha garlands at night-time. They all go to represent an attempt to preserve a little Thai identity within a continuously globalising city.
This app is a total makeover of the printed book – which is sold out –with additional unpublished photographs and is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Download it here.
Accompany Lonely Planet travel writer Bradley Mayhew on an epic journey full of extraordinary adventures.
‘Marco Polo Reloaded’ is a four-part documentary travelogue along the length of the Silk Road; a fascinating journey in the footsteps of the great voyager Marco Polo. In the spirit of history’s great adventurer, the British travel writer Bradley Mayhew retraces and explores the historic route across eight countries, from Venice to Beijing. Each app contains a 52 minutes long episode of the documentary film ‘Marco Polo Reloaded’, along with short clips and many impressive photos and travel quotations. Discover what happens on the 8000 kilometer overland trip and share in the incredible and extraordinary adventure. And maybe pack your own bag in the near future.
“Travelling can be a very addictive thing. Sometimes it’s the intoxicating intensity of sights, sounds and tastes of a new culture that provides the daily drive for new experiences. For some it’s the meeting of new people, both locals with different views on life and also like-minded fellow travelers who share your passions or interests. At other times travel is just a superb escape, a worryless break from the pressures of bills, work and routine.
Now that travel has become my job rather than my escape, I like to have a reason for travel, a theme perhaps or a goal: to learn more about Islam, to scope out a new trekking route or visit a country about which not much is known. I’ve always thought that the difference between travel and tourism is the element of active exploration rather than passive viewing, of seeing the country at eye-level and close-up rather than above or from a distance. I’ll always take the discomfort of a local bus rather than the ease of an air-conditioned tourist bus.“ – Bradley Mayhew
Marco Polo Reloaded – PREVIEW
Part 1: Marco Polo Reloaded – From Venice to Eastern Turkey
Part 2: Marco Polo Reloaded – Through Iran
Part 3: Marco Polo Reloaded – From Afghanistan to China
Part 4: Marco Polo Reloaded – Through China
Instaglasses is a interesting glasses concept by German designer Markus Gerke. Many people use Instagram. They all love the effects, and every one of them loves to take pictures and to share them with their friends. Wouldn’t it be great to capture your everyday life, your entire life, through beautiful filters? The design concept gives you a short overview on the appearance of (Insta)glasses.
You activate the glasses by pushing “Insta” on the temple stern and option to choose between different filters. Are you enjoying a moment? Just take a picture with your glasses and upload the image straight to Instagram.
Life is beautiful, even more beautiful with filters. (via)
With this basic set you’ll get 100 pro backgrounds for just 10 dollars, yeah. This means $1 for each high resolution image!
No matter if you’re a design-minded guru, icon designer, developer, web designer, magazine designer, architect or a “who the hell knows I just need some backgrounds for my iPad” buff, this background set will add some extra pro flavor to your work-life.
100 FOR 10 PRO BACKGROUNDS contains 100 basic backgrounds (784 MB!) ready for print or mobile design in two resolutions: 300 dpi at 5616 x 3744 pixel, perfect for projects that need quality, quality and quality. And low-res images in 72 dpi at 1024 x 683 pixel, perfect for browsing through the images or sending a preview to your art director or client. Included format: jpg. Buy this set directly here.
Heart and muzzle
Are dogs ‘only human’ too? That is, at least, what is likely to go through your mind when you see ‘Moneypenny’ in these pictures – full of humour and bouncing with vitality.
“You have to live with a person to really know the person.” – Confucius “… with a dog too.” – Moneypenny
“The photo book images are reflective impressions of a dog’s life that will unleash the playful young pup within and put a smile upon anyone’s face.” – COSMOPOLITAN on the book Moneypenny the dog
‘Moneypenny’ is a dog of fascinating vitality and affability – quite simply a typical Parson Jack Russell Terrier. The documentary style of these black and white pictures shine a spotlight on this lovable character and all the different places she lives in and visits. The pictures build up page for page into a passionate declaration of love for a dog, photography, and life itself.
Bring back the dirt into dog photography and get ‘Moneypenny The Dog‘ on iPad: http://bit.ly/moneypennythedog
This PIXSBOOKS app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
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The Cosmonaut ($25) by Studio Neat was born out of a desire to have a really great stylus for iPads. The designers Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost and say, “We love to sketch out quick ideas or doodle on our tablets, and using a stylus is much better than a finger for such tasks. The problem is, all the styluses on the market are designed to look and feel like a pen. But why? Writing or drawing on the iPad feels nothing like using a pen or pencil. The perfect tablet stylus is one that feels like a dry erase marker: fast, simple, low fidelity.”
The Cosmonaut will work on nearly every capacitive touch screen device, including the iPad and iPhone.