Kish Parmar

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A Fumble-Free Alarm App With A Brilliant Gestural UI

Heavy sleeper? This app, from Tiny Hearts, makes you shake your phone until you wake.<p>Everyone has tricks for motivating themselves out of bed: alarms set at a deafening volume, the <i>Rocky</i> soundtrack instead of a ringtone, or a phone or clock stashed far away from the bed.<p>The new Wake Alarm app from …

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

Ideo Imagines 18 Packaging Concepts For The Future

From a medication bottle that “ripens” with age to a 4G mixtape that hooks up to iTunes, these new designs push the limits of quotidian packaging.<p>Browse through any design monograph or website and you’re bound to come across such terms as “tinkering,” “iterative thinking,” and “prototyping.” In the …

Oil Finger Paintings by Iris Scott | Colossal

<p>One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush …

Back To The Future: Why Retro-Innovation Is The Next Big Thing

How do you make the customer experience full of longing? Create exclusivity and make your product feel ephemeral.<p>Against an accelerating backdrop of datafication, a “retro-innovation” trend is emerging. New products and services are designed to connect us with the past in ways that are both …

Modernist Cuisine Baking Steel

After Modernist Cuisine's first two books, their debut encyclopedia of kitchen knowledge and their lighter at home edition, the kitchen scientists at Washington's Bellvue-based lab embarked on a new kind of adventure—creating products that "help people cook better," says director of applied …

3D Ear Scanning: Is a Customized Earbud Revolution on the Horizon?

Most of us are losing our hearing for some reason or another, either to poorly distributed sound from cheap earbuds or old age. Millennials seem to …

Ricoh GR

Few cameras command the sort of cult attention that follows the Ricoh GR. With four digital versions to date, the fifth—announced today and simply named the GR—looks only to enshrine this status. The advanced compact category is full of point-and-shoots that come in around the $900 mark, with …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring Luke Twyman - The Fox Is Black

I first came across the work of UK artist Luke Twyman late last year and I was amazed at how beautiful it was. He painted these incredible snowy …

Qualy Block Stacking Collection Cans for Space-Tight Kitchens

Got a tiny kitchen with no room for paper, plastic and trash cans? The Qualy Block stacking cans are a clever way to combine rubbish and recycling …

Convertible napping desk

During the work day, I usually find myself at the end of my energy reserve somewhere in the afternoon. And I always run into the problem of not …

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim | Colossal

<p>Two new portraits this morning from one of my favorite artists Kumi Yamashita (previously). The first one is part of her Constellation series titled</i> …