June 6-12, 2010

June 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

010 – This week, design brings us maps, searches, and even dating.


DESIGN IN DATING ::

It’s official. The new Apple-fans-only-dating site, CUPIDTINO, has launched it’s beta on June 7th and is ready for some lovin’. It’s the first ever (and only) “Mac-inspired” dating site for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products.

And, because of that alone, it’s so very wonderful, warm and fuzzy.

“Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and a love for technology. We believe these are enough fundamental reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.”

With the ease and beauty of the Apple design at its core, Cupidtino is both creative and innovative. So far, my only complaint is that it’s pretty slow on the move. But, it is beta, so those types of bugs should be amended soon enough. After all, where else can you show off your Apple gadgets and look for love in the same place? Besides the APPLE STORE, that is.

So, whatcha waitin’ for? Go meet an APPLE fanboy or girl.

(via @cupidtinoca)


DESIGN THROUGH SEARCH ::

With Toy Story 3 in theatres next week, WOODY AND BUZZ STAR IN A GOOGLE SEARCH STORY that debuted on June 8, 2010.

The Google Search Story videos have been around since September 2009 and they now have over 21,000 subscribers. My personal favs are PARISIAN LOVE (Awwwwww!) and OUT OF OFFICE (Ha!)

And, of course, you can create your own Google Story with the SEARCH STORIES VIDEO CREATOR. Write seven search terms, add music, preview (change if wanted) and upload. After all…

“Every search is a quest. Every quest is a story. These videos show that anyone can do anything when paired with the power of search”


PHOTOGRAPHY ::

Eric Fischer’s photostream LOCALS AND TOURISTS is not only filled with useful info but also incredibly beautiful – in a very ‘Jackson Pollack’ sort of way.

“Blue points are by locals; Red points are by tourists. Yellow points might be by either but are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.”

The overall concept can be incredibly useful – get ideas of where all the hot spots are if you’re visiting a new city or, of course, keep the hell away from those areas if you’re a local. But, then again, if you’re a local in a hot city like San Francisco, you probably already know that folks are lined up to snap photos on Lombard Street and Alcatrez.

Regardless, with these things in mind, Fischer created a wonderful, creative and unique piece of useful art.


500px has a simple premise… to help photographers get greater exposure.

“The mission: 500px is a daily photodigest, devoted to bringing together the brightest photographers in the world. Upload photographs, vote, get reviewed, socialize with others and get promoted!”

There are a few sections to be inspired by and FRESH, in particular, offers hundreds of new photos added weekly. Hundreds of beautiful compositions that hold all the rules of photography – and, even better, ones that break the rules and look even more incredible.

(via @500px)


Have a great week…
~ Jennifer

QUOTE OF THE WEEK ::
“No one ever discovered anything new by coloring inside the lines”
~ Thomas Vasquez

TAGS: Cupidtino, dating, apple, fanboy, fangirl, google, search, google search, toy story, search stories, map, google maps, photography

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