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Feb 24, 2011

A Typeface Made from Photoshop Windows

Okay, so this is super hard to explain, but just watch the video. It's super cool.

"114.psd Type is a simple typography which I designed once again thanks to Mac OS X. The idea for this type came in when seeing that this operative system memorizes the position of any file or window when you minimize and maximize it. So I created 114 photoshop files (I only used six colors, I played with all possibilites in RGB with the numbers 0 and 255, excepted 0,0,0 and 255,255,255). Then I placed and ordered the files in the right position before minimizing them on the dock. And finally I captured the screen maximizing every file."

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Sep 15, 2010

A Plush iMac

created at: 09/15/2010

Textile artist Kerry Hughes created this one-off fully plush iMac, complete with Logic Pro screen, wireless Mighty Mouse, and keyboard.

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Sep 14, 2010

Ctrl-V, Ctrl-X, and Ctrl-Z Come to Life

created at: 09/14/2010

No matter how many times someone does it, we think digital tools rendered into their analog counterparts are always awesome.   

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Jul 20, 2010

The Ultimate Guide: How to Create Audiobooks in iTunes

created at: 07/20/2010

Apple's iTunes allows you to purchase audiobooks formatted specifically for your iPod, allowing you to enjoy some literature on the go. But simply importing an audiobook from CDs or an mp3 leaves you with hundreds of poorly labeled, two-minute tracks that make it very difficult to pick up where you last listened.

But, with a little knowhow, you can create your own audiobooks from CDs (ones you may already own, or have borrowed from the library or a friend) or mp3 files and take advantage of bookmarking, avoidance on shuffle mode, and clear chapter organization, and the special "Book" category in your library.

I. Importing from CDs (If

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Jun 28, 2010

Stick With Me, Baby! Customize Your MacBook's Apple with Stylish Stickers

created at: 06/28/2010

It used to be that you could simply show up at a coffee shop and whip out you silver PowerBook or just-cleaned white iBook and totally outshine the black Dells and Compaqs of those surrounding you, desperately trying to keep their wi-fi connected.

But, with the homogenization of MacBooks and Pros under a single design, and the fact the Apple's laptops are outselling PCs in higher education settings, we're swimming in a sea of silvery style.

Which is not a bad thing...but admit it, design blog readers - that white logo on polished aluminum in front of a Scandanavian white wall with perfectly placed colorful magazines is getting a little

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Jun 25, 2010

How To: Make a Removable iPad Home from an Apple Macintosh

created at: 06/25/2010

The Macintosh Classic was Apple's first low-end computer...sorta like a predecessor to the iMac - integrated CPU and monitor, intended for average users, and sold for under $1000. Or, in its intent of compact but powerful computing and productivity increase, you might say it's rather the grandparent of Apple's latest, the iPad.

Which makes it the perfect place to house, charge, and use the iPad when at home. If you can get your hands on an old Macintosh, it's a simply gutting and an easy cutting of the facade.

   created at: 06/25/2010  

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May 24, 2010

How To: Turn Your Computer's CD/DVD Drive into an iPod Dock

ipod docked DVD drive iPod dock

In the days of streaming Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and the ability to watch feature films on your mobile phone, your computer's CD and DVD drive doesn't get as much play as it used to. But you certainly WILL still use it, so you don't want to ax it altogether.

This how-to by Tim Schiesser combines the best of both worlds - he's created an iPod dock that sits in your computer's rarely used CD/DVD tray, but is easily removable for when the time comes.

Tim says: "I noticed recently that my DVD drive wasn’t getting much love, but my iPod Nano was getting loads of use and needs charging all the time. An idea came to me suddenly one day that I

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Jan 27, 2010

Get ManMade on your iPhone!

created at: 2010/01/27

Attention iPhone and iPod Touch users: You can now browse ManMade on the go.

Well, you always could, but now it's easier to access from your iPhone desktop. Just go to ManMadeDIY.com in Safari and press the "+" at the bottom, and select "Add To Home Screen" Wait a moment for the nifty new icon thingy to pop up, and you're good to go.

created at: 2010/01/27

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Jan 21, 2010

iPhone Inspired DIY Kitchen Touch Screen

created at: 2010/01/21

Ryan and his wife were ready to stop being paper bound in the kitchen, and needed away to let go of recipe cards, printing recipes from the internet, and keeping cookbooks away from sauce splatters. And, being 2010, they turned to accessible digital technology. Their goals - slash - requirements?

  • must be discrete and look like a digital picture frame when not being used.
  • must be touchscreen.
  • must have internet access.
  • must be easy to use and not crash often (she's used to windows vista)
  • must have barcode scanner for managing her kitchen database.
  • the wires and techo stuff must be hidden and out of sight.
  • should be able to view what's on the lounge TV in the kitchen  

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