Mapiful lets you create custom maps of the places you love. By using openmaps data you can zoom and pan a map to get the exact spot you want turned into a large print. With a minimal black & white colour palette and nice clean type the maps have a great aesthetic. Create your own map on mapiful.com
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
The rise of 'the internet of things' means our homes are getting more connected and smart all the time. To showcase and explain what the various devices are and what they offer consumers Target built the Open house. With clear plastic furniture the space allows the devices to take centre stage. Check the video on the Open house website, and if you live in San Francisco you could go visit.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Created by Sergey Shmidt, Dribbbleboard is a simple way to browse images posted to dribbble.com. The site takes away the interface elements found on dribble and just leaves the images (and makes them bigger), making it easier to see the content. A great source for design and illustration inspiration.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Ever wondered where aid comes from and goes to in a particular country? The web tool d-portal.org uses information from the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and data published by the OECD DAC Creditor Reporting System. You can see data for specific countries, or data for publishers such as Oxfam GB and even what the money was spent on.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Radiolab podcasts cover a wide range of subjects, from punk rock in Cuba to why quicksand isn't scary anymore. All the podcasts mix story telling with audio touches that really bring them to life. The latest episode covers CRISPR and genetic manipulation, fascinating stuff.
Hidden inside some of the world’s smallest organisms is one of the most powerful tools scientists have ever stumbled across. It's a defense system that has existed in bacteria for millions of years and it may some day let us change the course of human evolution.