As you know I am quite the bags & accessories freak. And I’m always on the look out for cool new brands. And I found one. Or better, they found me. Meet Landmarks & Lions. The brand was founded by creative mind Canyon Crosby. The brand is based on his intense longing to create, develop, and communicate my philosophy of the well-lived life. The products are the result of his creative drive and entrepreneurial spirit combined with personal travel experiences.
And the result is very nice if you ask me. Simple, functional, very well constructed items made out of the finest materials. And added to that, they also happen to look good. All you need, right? The range consists of bags and sleeves for your laptop/ iPad/ iPhone/ Kindle/ Nook. And I have heard a nice collection of leather totes is on the way. Good stuff!
Currently Canyon still makes all the products himself, but I suspect that soon he will need to scale up to meet demand.
I can give away one felt iPhone sleeve (pictured below)! So, drop me an email why your iPhone desperately needs a new sleeve (and your address etc.) and you might be the lucky one…
Every iPhone owner knows this problem: The shitty autocorrect function. Usually it is very annoying, and sometimes its turns out quite funny. And this blog is gathering all sorts of nice examples. Check it out. And Apple: Please do something with this…
I guess we should call this the best of both worlds. Moleskine, the guys who made notebooks cool are now moving into the digital realms. They have designed a cover for both the iPad and iPhone. The covers hold your digital best friend as well as a traditional blank notebook. Moleskine themselves call it analog-digital ultra-portable workstations for the contemporary nomads. And I like them. The only question that still remains Moleskine: Where do I put my pen?!
It’s no real surprise, but at least it is official now: iPhone 4. Besides it’s awesome looks, what else is new? Here’s a short summary:
Better camera (5 mega pixels photo’s and HD video revording)
Front facing camera, allowing video chats
Higher definition display
Longer battery life (especially beating the disappointing 3G)
New and improved operating system
Support for iBooks
Whats not new? The phone is still only available in stylish black and white. A little disappointing is that there is no extra memory added as the only versions available are still 16 and 32 gigabytes. But have I mentioned it looks great?
Sometimes you bump into companies that create amazing things you’d wish you’d had discovered years earlier. Pixelcase is one of these companies. These guys make awesome virtual tours in great quality. Anything is possible, from simply displaying your house to aerial tours over your city. All images are viewable from 360 degrees. Just click the image above to see an example. Great stuff, but not unique. I agree.
The cool thing is, that their images are now available for iPhone/ iPad too. And their technology is right at home on these devices. Making optinal use of the multi touch screen, this is how it always should have been. Just get your iPhone/ iPad, surf to this page and enjoy. I wonder whether they can make these images interactive/ clickable. I’m already thinking of building websites and application based on these 360-images.
OK people, while I am fighting a jet lag and working hard to complete my NY To Do list for you, this just has to be shared! It has arrived: iPhone 4G. An Apple engineer actually lost it in a bar (ouch), and Gizmodo got their hands on it. And the fact that Apple has officially requested it back confirms it is the real deal.
So, whats new?
Front-facing video chat camera
Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS) with flash.
Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
Split buttons for volume
Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through.
An aluminum border going completely around the outside
Sitting here at the bottom of Brooklyn bridge in the sunshine I fell in love with the Hipstamatic iPhone app. Therefore it seemed like a good moment to write my first post here. The app allows you to take pictures with your iPhone and give them a magnificent ‘Lomo‘ look. With this app, everybody (even I) can be a great photographer. Just check out the result above.
The app comes with three standard lenses and film-types, and two different flash effects. The cool thing is that you can buy extension pack with additional lenses, flashes and film variations. All these options will surely will allow you a ton of variation, and a lot of nice pictures. Go get it, and shoot away!
I am a lover of Apple design (if you hadn’t noticed yet). Ever since I got to play the simple game on the Macintosh in the late ’80s the brand has stuck with me. That’s why I love this movie by 3D designers Transparent House which provides an overview of three decades of innovative design. Enjoy!
Turning your iPhone (or other mobile device) into a credit card terminal. Some things are so incredibly simple, but so incredibly smart. Square, which I posted about earlier, is a beautiful example of marketing how it should be; finding an untapped market and making an easily accessible product to serve it. Now the idea has moved on from concept to the real deal, as the movie below explains:
I am sure the technology behind it is incredibly complex, but it seems to be such an easy product to use. Looking forward to getting my hands on one these and test it.
It’s official: The iPad is coming our way! Apple has just revealed the long awaited device. As you can see it is a big iPhone, which according to Apple will fill the gap between the iPhone and the MacBook.
Browsing, email, photos, e-books, and videos are the main functions it’ll do better than an iPhone and with a lot more apps on the way it sure looks promising. Especially as a gaming device and an e-reader I think it’ll be very successful. I think the biggest news for Apple is that they are introducing the iBook-store. Just as iTunes and the App Store this will be a very fruitful business for them.
In the US it will be available together with a subscription from AT&T for all the mobile browsing. With prices starting at $499,- for a basic version up to $829,- for the full swing 64gig-3G version.
Besides all the technological coolness you just have to agree with me that Apple has once again delivered a market changing and massively good looking device. Well done Steve!