100 varieties of patterns by designer Ploi Malakul will give you a good starting point and great fun with designs. The choice is yours with these Black & White Illustrations from Geometric, Ethnic & Folk Art, Micro & Macro, Flora & Fauna and to Freestyle patterns.
This wide range of patterns can easily be adapted for all your design needs in Black & White or any colour you like. Use them to develop your icon, your webpage, your company’s booth and displays, you app or anything else that needs some graphic inspiration. These Pattern Sets are perfect for design enthusiasts who want to have fun and unlimited applications.
100 FOR 10 PRO PATTERNS ($10) contains 100 Basic Patterns (31MB) as illustrator eps format ready to use. You can buy this set directly here.
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.
This hand sewn linen notebooks ($15) by CLAYTanner Goods contain 48 graph paper pages, and are chock full of handy tidbits of information, ranging from conversion tables to animal tracks to common knots and ties. We think you’ll find them useful, or at the very least, amusing. They measure 5.5” x 3.5”.
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.
Joel Evey is a Designer based in Philadelphia and being Urban Outfitters print art director for a while now. He’s the man responsible for some fancy and high quality print products for them. Evey combines well thought out considered design and typography with images to create exciting pieces of work. Read the interview over at get addicted to …
Orphion ($4.99) by Sebastian Trump is a musical instrument with a unique sound between string instrument and percussion. Everyone can play expressive, wonderful sounds and easy or virtuosic melodies on it just by moving fingers on virtual pads.
With the launch of the Sleeve Collection ($105-205), Carga continues its tradition of bringing architecturally inspired design to personal goods through its minimalistic aesthetic
and understated luxury.
“All of my Carga designs start from a place of personal need,” says Mauro Bianucci. “I couldn’t find something that would protect my Mac against scratches when carrying it in my bag. Something that wasn’t too bulky or gadget-like. I wanted something that was simple and functional, but looked good.”
The solution came when Mauro designed a unique closing mechanism without zippers, magnets or clasps, allowing for a smooth aesthetic while keeping the contents secure. This design feature coupled with the single-piece folding delivers a truly unique range leather goods.
The Sleeve collection is designed for the iPod/iPhone, iPad and 13”, 15” and 17” MacBooks.
DaDa Box by Jifei Ou is an interactive storytelling object for entertaining. It adopts the idea of “Collage” from Dadaism, a cultural movement in 1910s, allows a person to generate stories by a simple tangible action: shaking. When the box is shaken, a story contained inside switches its order randomly by sentence, and starts playing to the listener. The application is a poem generator. The poem <A.M.> by Kurt Schwitters is stored in the box. With each shaking action, different orders of this poem are generated and played.
This is the first model to be introduced from the editions line of headphones (€80) by Swedish Plattan. The quilted plattan features a padded headband and comfortable ear cushions wrapped in an all-over quilted stitching, just like the kind you’d find on your favorite jacket. Urbanears’ editions are special models with a little something extra for your ears.
A HAPPY BALANCE: “If you were to sum up what Rupa is all about in one word, that word would be ‘balance’. A balance between the two fields of activity of classic graphic design and design for the new (and very new) media, a balance between commissioned work and their own developments, and not least a healthy work-life balance … Balance is clearly their secret to success, all of course under the watchful and beneficial eye of those fortune-bringing cranes”, writes Bettina Schulz from novum about Rupa Design.