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Weekly inspirations: August 26, 2013

Here are the things that I think are worth reading and checking out this week:


New York Fashion Week Comes To Pinterest With Boards From More Than 100 Industry Insiders

Pinterest is inviting everyone to follow next month’s New York Fashion Week from a new Pinterest page with over 80 boards from more than 100 designers, brands and industry insiders. While users can now start pinning New York Fashion Week photos,product images and beauty tutorials to their own boards, they will also be able watch a television special highlighting Pinterest trends and fashions when the site partners with the Style Network on September 12 at 9:00 p.m. EST. See the NY Fashion Week Pinterest page here.

TechCrunch Cribs: Pinterest, Where Making Beautiful Stuff Is A Way Of Life

The latest installment of TechCrunch TV Cribs goes behind the scenes of the Pinterest offices which is fittingly situated smack in the middle of San Francisco’s “Design District.” But as it turns out, the crafty ethos that millions of people know and love Pinterest for is alive and well amongst its own employees. Read the article and watch the video here.

Intel Gliders installation

Thought this was a nice product demonstration for Intel where people in NYC could use Ultrabooks to create a glider, paint the 3D model and then fly the plane they just created. Watch the video here.

A New App Tells A Neverending Bedtime Story, Of A Kid’s Own Design

The market is now, of course, flush with digital storytelling inventions. But few deliver quite like the InfiniScroll, a new app with a seemingly endless number of illustrations spliced to create a story and flashing pictures that unravel as a child scrolls up and down the iPad screen. InfiniScroll comes loaded with 80 drawings, each depicting a different object or character, say, a big-nosed astronaut or a smiling elephant head. Combining these with each other and narratives leads to a vast array of permutations. Read more ad watch the video here.

Google Glass and a Futuristic Vision of Fashion

A really nice photo editorial in the September issue of Vogue looking at a futuristic vision of fashion—a beautiful minimalism tailored for the brave and the bold. It also seems that Google Glass will play a large role in the future of fashion. See the editorial here.

Basiliq – Freehand UI Kit

One of the challenges for user interface designers is that popular prototyping tools produce mockups that don’t look very good. They lack personality and style that can help when presenting to your clients who may respond better to work that feels like it has been sketched out. Basiliq has created over three hundred freehand style design elements specifically for prototyping. Get all the details and download the UI elements for free here.

Metropole Tweetphony

I thought this was one of the most unique uses of Twitter I had ever seen. Metropole Tweetphony is a site that took tweets which listed musical notes and would perform them on a digital piano. The tweets were then even performed by a live orchestra. You can try out some of the performances or watch the videos of the live performances here.

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 Spending a lot of time away from home lately so looking forward to getting home tomorrow to see these two crazy ones. #NationalPuppyDay #pugs #pugsofinstagram #pug #puglife  Brunch with @thechiclibrary before I hit the road again #chic #tomford @blackscale #blackscale @tomford #brunch #fashion  I always love the unwritten rule in Barcelona where you can create street art on doors and shutters but not the actual buildings. #streetartbarcelona #barcelona #streetartofficial #streetart #streetartist  Another preview of our commission from @tristaneaton and based on the 'crazy' in letterpress type and archery target you should know this is my side of the piece. #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial  No caption does this justice because @tristaneaton is an absolutely brilliant artist. @thechiclibrary and I each gave him a list of what we love and inspires us which he used to create this massive 8' x 4' painting that he is finishing today. It can't get here fast enough. #streetartofficial #streetart #streetartist #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #commission #modernart #mural
 Another preview of our @tristaneaton commission. Full photos coming soon #tristaneaton #tristaneatonart #tristaneatonmural #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial  The @obeygiant globe is a limited edition replica of the one which hung from the Eiffel Tower last year and was made by the worlds oldest globe maker. #galerieitinerrance #streetartparis #streetart #streetartist #shepardfairey #obeygiant #obey @galerie_itinerrance  My kind of street art from the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #barcelona #streetartbarcelona #hola #skull  Our abdominal snow Pug loves the weather and the 16" of snow at our house north of NYC which feels more like north of the wall today. #pug #pugs #pugsofinstagram #nyc #westchester #snow #northofthewall  For those who asked about where to find the @invaderwashere is at @picassomuseum - remember it's an old piece before he got his style down so maybe look down at the last doorway on the south end of the museum. #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartbarcelona #spaceinvader #invader #invaderwalls
 More in love with our @obeygiant from @galerie_itinerrance more every day. #streerart #shepardfairey #shepardfaireyart #shepardfaireyobey #streetartist #globe #earthcrisis  Feels a bit like Xmas today as our Earth Chrisis @obeygiant pieces and more showed up from @galerie_itinerrance in Paris. #obeygiant #obey #shepardfairey #streetartist #streetart #streetartparis #galerieitinerrance  Briefcase 2.0 thanks to @louisvuitton Avenue champ de Elysees #apolloalldaybag #louisvuitton #louisvuittonmonogram #monogrameclipse #lv #design #creativedirector  Thanks to @quiccs for the new addition to the collection - a black Forbidden TEQ63. It's the perfect middle size between my two @huckgee TEQ Skullheads. #quiccs #urbanvinyl #huckgee #huckgeeskullhead #dunny #skullhead  Barcelona street art public service announcements #streetart #streetartist #streetartofficial #streetartbarcelona

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