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GreyScaleGorilla

2 Mar

GreyScaleGorilla

This is one of the coolest and most interesting blogs of the moment I think!

It is full of helpful en nifty tricks and tips for graphic designers, photographers and creatives. The tutorials are great … and everything is explained in a way that even a complete ‘noob’ would understand.

Nick Campbell (the creator) also just launched a new iPhone app: ‘CrossProcess’ … a photography app with colorenhancement (no more need of Photoshop to make your pictures look cool!)

http://itunes.apple.com/be/app/cross-process/id355754066?mt=8

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Blog: “A Beautiful Mess”

5 Feb

May I present you

Elsie Flannigan’s blog… filled with happiness, cute things, vintage stuff and fun!!

A Beautiful Mess

Today she also won “Favorite Artist Blog” at the Poppies (the annual pop culture collectibles industry awards). Congratulations Elsie!!!

Shop:

https://www.redvelvetart.com/

Similar in Belgium:

http://www.paplou.be/

http://www.ra13.be/

http://www.emilypuck.be/

Vintage shops in Belgium and around the world:

http://www.fashion-freaks.be/Vindvintage.htm

Digital Advertising: Cartelle

1 Feb

http://www.cartelle.nl

“Cartelle” represents two professionals based in Amsterdam, specializing in conception, art direction, design and technical realization. They live by the motto, “maintain high quality standards” and they do live up to it by presenting visitors with fun, innovative Flash application that allows them to have some fun with popping balloons, drawing skulls, playing with 8 balls and many others interactive designs.

Stevijn Van Olst and Johny Slackare are strong believers in digital advertising and they are collaborating with a large number of new talent in the digital world.

(Source: http://www.trendhunter.com)

White House iPhone app.

25 Jan

The White House launched the first ever White House application available for iPhone and iPod Touch.

http://itunes.apple.com/be/app/the-white-house/id350190807?mt=8

“The free app features live streaming of all the president’s public events at the White House, Web chats with Administration officials, and other events such as the daily press briefings.

Subscribers also can read content from WhiteHouse.gov on their phones, browse behind-the-scenes photos, watch on demand videos, and have instant access to full videos from recent speeches, press briefings, and special events.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro told CNN that the iPhone app is part of a larger mobile strategy. Other mobile products are planned for the near future including mobile.WhiteHouse.gov. This will allow WhiteHouse.gov to be easily accessed on all mobile phones.”

(Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)

Moodio.tv

14 Jan

Belgium has a great new musicplatform: a unique combination of web TV and innovative promotional tools:

http://www.moodio.tv

“Artists – both famous and obscure – as well as events, concert halls and societies will be in the spotlight thanks to original and varied editorial content, using high quality video reports.”

“Diversity is the source of our music scene’s wealth, and that’s why Moodio.TV is committed to covering all musical genres, from jazz to electro, hip-hop to classical and rock to world music and folk.”

“Moodio.TV is also on a national mission, aiming to unite the two language communities on a single platform. This means they will not only discover themselves and each other, but also all that they contribute separately and in unison to the national and international diffusion of our music culture.”

“Using this broad perspective of Belgian music, Moodio.TV will focus on both new discoveries as well as “sure bets”. And that means that emerging and established artists, big and small events, large gatherings and intimate auditoriums sit side by side on Moodio.TV.”

“Music industry performers and professionals will also be able to use our targeted and personalised video resources to promote and develop their own work alongside the existing web tools already available (dedicated sites, social networks, etc.).”

“Moodio.TV will also become an essential database. All of these valuable services will help to simplify professional interaction.”

“Moodio.TV is a passionate and ambitious initiative just waiting to be discovered at http://www.moodio.tv.”

(Source: http://www.moodio.tv)

“Breaking through the language barrier”

12 Jan

IBM has been developing software to intantaneously translate the internet. The multinational currently has 100 staff working on a project named “n.Fluent”, that offers instantaneous translation.

“We have a web page interface, where you type in a URL and it automatically translates the web page for you,” Salim Roukos, chief technology officer for translation technologies at the company’s T.J. Watson Laboratory in New York, told CNN.”

“We also have an app that you can put on a web page and when users arrive… they can pull down a menu and change the language.”

“The ability to translate URLs is something that our customers love a lot, because once you translate the page, you can click on all the links and suddenly you are exploring the foreign language web as an English speaker.”

“At the moment the software is still in development and only available with IBM, but the company’s intention is to take the project to market. They are also developing versions for instant messaging and mobile devices.”

“But IBM is not the only tech giant convinced that language is the next barrier to be broken online, and Google are currently working on a tool that will translate not only web pages — but web searches as well.”

“At the moment Google only searches English words on web pages when given an English-language query, but the company hopes soon to be able to open up sites of any language to users.”

(Source: http://edition.cnn.com)

http://www.research.ibm.com/social/projects_nfluent.html

Tokujin Yoshioka for Hermès Japan

6 Jan

The Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has a new installation set up within Maison Hermes in Tokyo,  Japan. Based off a window display he presented in 2004, this new set up features a restructured design with an appearance by a famed Japanese actress. The display can be seen until January 19th, 2010.

Quite beautiful!

http://www.tokujin.com

http://www.hermes.com