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Weekly Roundup: Japanese Solar Cell, 4-Year-Old Hero and More

Weekly Roundup: Japanese Solar Cell, 4-Year-Old Hero and More

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency via TheNextWeb     4-year-old uses Siri to save his mom’s life via TheNextWeb     Meet Nadia, the scarily human’ chatbot who can read your emotions via TheNextWeb     How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence via TheNextWeb     Unsplash Bulk Downloader via Product Hunt Download a batch of stock images from Unsplash at once! The Rapture Startup Framework via Product Hunt Huge startup UI tool for HTML5, Photoshop & Sketch From Abduzeedo This Week's Perfect Office  We've built a nice set of items for your perfect office this week! Beginning with Unicoo, an adjustable drawing desk for artists seeking cool solutions for their needs. Print your pictures directly from your Smartphone using Kodak's Instant Photo Printer. Samsung has released a beautiful TV that will mistake the untrained eye for a regular framed image. But there's more!   Motion Design and Illustration: Loopy by MUTI  Loopy is a graphic design and motion design project created and shared by MUTI on their Behance profile. This project caught my attention because it shows where our industry is heading in my opinion. The project is a set of motion design pieces on very stylish illustrations, the sort of illustrations we would see featured on design sites just a illustrations a few years back. Now, however there's subtle and elegant animations, which really takes it to a new level. As the title of the post suggest, they are all perfectly looped motion graphics. Check them out.   Product Design: Anicorn Hidden Time Watch  I think most of us shared our love for gradients. As a designer, I do! What if it shares the time through a gradient on a beautiful watch?! This is the product design we are sharing today named: the Hidden Time Watch. It’s a play on the colour contrast of the gradient to tell the time, it’s quite a genuine concept. It almost feel like an optical illusion and I think it’s such a cool factor. Currently on Kickstarter, the watch is unisex and comes in three colours including rose gold, black, and white.   Graphic Design and Visual Identity: Feiner Herr  Let’s take a look at this visual identity & graphic design work by Hojin Kang in collaboration with Sebastian Haus for Feiner Herr; a street food startup that is all about pancakes with a twist. I really appreciate how the approach totally fits with what Feiner Herr is all about from the colours, product, the chef and that fancy looking truck. Hojin totally nailed it, hope you will enjoy!   Web Design and Visual Design for Nokia OZO  Nokia OZO is a web design, interaction design and UI/UX project shared by Viktor Vörös on his Behance profile. OZO is a virtual reality camera, the first of its kind and of course it looks extremely futuristic and the work that Viktor did an excellent job showcasing it on a beautifully simple and elegant web site. The cool thing about his design is that the camera is always on the first plane and everything looks secondary in a way. The images of the camera always pop and the low contrast text and black and white theme help with that quite a lot. Enough of descriptions, check it out after the break and let us know what you think.   Adobe Premiere 25th Anniversary  Raise your hand if anyone of you have ever use at least once Adobe Premiere? What was the version? It’s hard to believe that they are celebrating its 25th Anniversary. For the occasion, they are sharing with us some cool souvenirs to take us down the memory lane. Give it a look, you’ll get to watch of their first demo from Version 1. Happy 25th Adobe Premiere!   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_lookup Picks  For this week, we went with the hashtag: --> #abdz_lookup. Whatever is your focal point, the main purpose of this challenge is to simply look up. You'll realize how much you can discover really interesting angles or even a picture as a whole. Hope you guys had fun!   Architecture: Inside the Offices of VSCO Oakland  VSCO is an editing app that I use almost every day to enhance workflow with my photography through taking photos, editing, filtering and sharing them. That being said, I am always wondering about the architecture inside the offices will look like, a behind the scenes look to see their work environment of such a genuine app that changed the way we take pictures.  

Weekly Roundup: Send Money with Gmail on Android, Apply to YC and More

Weekly Roundup: Send Money with Gmail on Android, Apply to YC and More

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Facebook’s new tool helps you get started quickly with React Native projects on any OS via TheNextWeb     Google now lets you send money via Gmail on Android via TheNextWeb     Don’t fall for this ingenious fake attachment scam in Gmail via TheNextWeb     Scary interactive map shows how water levels will rise due to global warming via TheNextWeb     Google open-sources JPEG encoder that reduces file sizes by 35% via TheNextWeb     Netflix’s new button lets you skip your show’s intro sequence via TheNextWeb     Apply to YC via Product Hunt Apply to YC Animista via Product Hunt Create beautiful CSS animations in your browser From Abduzeedo Graphic Design: Keep On Rolling Skateboarding Deck Design   Keep On Rolling Deck is a typography, illustration and graphic design project shared by Ink Bad Company on their Behance profile. I am a fan of skaboarding. I was a amateur trying to be professional skateboarder myself in the past. Spent an enormous amount of hours on the streets practicing and of course breaking boards. There's something about your deck design that makes skateboarding unique. There's so many styles, colors and variations. Your board is almost an extension of you and your style. The design Ink Bad Company created for this board has definitely a classic, almost old wild west mood. Below you can see a bit more of the process behind as well as the amount of details.   Web Design & UI/UX: Team "Named" Concept   We would like to share this web design project by Minjae Baek entitled: Team “Named”. There isn’t much information about what it is entirely about but the mixture of personal work/unsplash into his layout suddenly makes everything different and out of this world. I gotta love his visual approach, somehow the layout kind of reminds me of Abduzeedo’s.   Photography: Vatnajökull Glacier's Ice Caves   The East from North America is getting a pretty big snowstorm at the moment, so I thought about going through the same cold lines and featured the work from Mikael Buck and his stunning Glacier's Ice Caves from Vatnajökull, Iceland. Going through his project, it’s amazing with all the details and perspectives that makes you so stunned about this spectacular artifact from nature.   Branding and Packaging Design: Milk   Milk Packaging is a packaging design, branding and graphic design project shared by Erik Musin on his Behance profile. I have seen and posted quite a few packaging design projects for milk carton but this one from Erik is probably the coolest. At least it's the most elegant in terms of simplicity and clever by the way he uses the pink color for the lid. There's not much to add from my side in terms of description, you have to check it for yourself, so just scroll down and enjoy it.   Interaction Design: Moonlight Official Site   We would like to feature this interaction design project by Watson DG for the Moonlight Movie. Recently the movie has won many prestigious awards at the Oscars (2017) and especially for the Best Picture. Asides from the reveal controversy, the kind folks over Watson DG created the site that drew many of our attention to its success. From the visual, the site offers a simple and clean experience. I gotta appreciate the detail for the headings with that thin ruler line across and used as a divider.  

Weekly Roundup: Facebook first VR app, Waffle Grid and More

Weekly Roundup: Facebook first VR app, Waffle Grid and More

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Facebook launches its first real VR app for 360 photos and videos via TheNextWeb     Review: Insta360 Nano turns your iPhone into a portable VR video rig via TheNextWeb     Report: WhatsApp begins testing a way to actually make money via TheNextWeb     Apple is selling refurbished units of the new MacBook Pro without Touch Bar via TheNextWeb     https://thenextweb.com/google/2017/03/09/google-takes-slack-new-hangouts-chat-meet-apps/#.tnw_qtbLMFb1#.tnw_512ylC5T via TheNextWeb     Waffle Grid via Product Hunt An easy to use flexbox grid system. Spin via Product Hunt A station-less bikeshare. Pickup and drop off anywhere. From Abduzeedo Illustration: Stylish Buildings of Miami   Miami 2017 is an illustration project shared by Remko Heemskerk on his Behance profile. As the title suggests, the illustrations are about Miami, more specifically, buildings and architecture of that beautiful city. There's a mix of the famous art deco buildings and some more modernist interpretations. All of that reinterpreted through simple vector illustrations with no gradients, just solid colors and quite a bit of contrast. What I love about these illustrations is that I try to take photos of buildings in real life with the goal to make them look like these illustrations. Remko did a fantastic job, check them out.   http://abduzeedo.com/tokyo-storefronts-beautiful-watercolor-mateusz-urbanowicz   Mateusz Urbanowicz aka. Matto, is a very talented illustrator and digital designer. Born and raised in Silesia, Poland, Matto currently lives in Tokyo. The artist has a lot of beautiful artworks on his portfolio. But one series of illustrations he created really caught my attention. Tokyo Storefront series is a collection of exquisite watercolor pieces showcasing Tokyo shops. What is so unique about it is that Matto turns the busy life of Tokyo into delicate illustrations. You are almost transported to a parallel Tokyo where everything is calm and quiet. Subtle lines and colors give life to storefronts the artist encountered in some of his explorations around the city. Forget the concrete jungle and all of the gray colors you see in Tokyo and enjoy some beautiful watercolor storefronts.   Interaction Design and Branding: Blank   We would like to share this interaction design project that involves branding as well by Jaejin Bong and it’s titled: Blank. What’s Blank? It’s a shopping experience that reliable with a user-friendly approach with a system with cards. Driven by its own set of categories, you can also throw questions and obviously shop. I think it’s an interesting concept that can be played with during your spare time.   http://abduzeedo.com/art-direction-phone-wall-campaign   The tagline of this campaign is: The more you connect, the less you connect. There’s a powerful message through the lines of this campaign tagline and you can easily relate with what it is all about. We’ve been through debates where technology grows at such a fast pace that the consumer grows to be even more demanding but at what point? I love the fact that the art direction gives you a clear understanding and a reflection to a sad reality of a present day. I love technology but I do agree that we have to keep a balance in our lives. A great thought from the work from Donghai Liu for Ogilvy Beijing.   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_minimalism Picks   For this week, we went with the hashtag: --> #abdz_minimalism. Minimalism is a pretty common term that we've once expressed our interest for. The interesting part with this week's challenge is that we all have our own vision of minimal so it will be quite interesting to see your own vision of minimal.  

Weekly Roundup: 3D-Printed House in 24 Hours, Food Genie and More

Weekly Roundup: 3D-Printed House in 24 Hours, Food Genie and More

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Gmail now lets you receive 50MB attachments via TheNextWeb     Samsung Galaxy S8 pics continue to pop up and these are the best yet via TheNextWeb     This smart watch is actually a Raspberry Pi computer running Windows 98 via TheNextWeb     Apple unlikely to switch to USB-C on the iPhone 8 because you can’t have nice things via TheNextWeb     This company 3D-printed an adorable house in 24 hours via TheNextWeb     Concept Library via Product Hunt Website templates and layouts for Sketch or Photoshop Food Genie via Product Hunt Let Food Genie help you decide where to eat From Abduzeedo Motion Design: Twisted Letters Experiments   Twisted Letters is a series of motion design, art direction and graphic design experiments created and shared by * Webshocker * on their Behance profile. I have been seen these artworks via my Chrome extension that shows popular Dribbble entries every time I open a new tab. I was always in awe with how smooth and clever the animation and and motion design work was, so I decided to find out who was behind this clever designs. Below you can see some of them, my favorite has to be the Ss and the Happy word.   The Perfect Office - Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, ASUS Designo Monitor, Office Ideas and More   We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?   Motion Title Design: NBC Hero Logo   We would like to share this motion title design work by Lost Project for NBC. The famous logo was created in the 40s, we were first introduced to that we see (with little iterations) nowadays by the end of the 80s. The spectrum of colours are quite memorable and Lost Project’s work also makes a beautiful tribute to the original core by keeping a modern twist.   Web design: The Journal Concept UI/UX   The Journal concept is a web design, UI/UX and graphic design project shared by Bohdan Kononets and Slava Kornilov on their Behance profile. As the name suggests, it's a concept project for a journal or a blog if you prefer. There are so many good things about this project, in particular the detail pages. The little colored frame for content gives it a nice editorial style, of course there might be some issues like the images overlaying the borders. Anyways, it's a great project and definitely inspired me for the next batch of changes on the Abduzeedo design.   Illustration and Graphic Design: Amour and Cacao   I stumbled across this beautiful illustration and graphic design project by Imédia Firme Créative, especially the work from Marie-Joëlle Lemire, Nicolas Lambert, Valérie Pilotte and Claudie Déry. It’s one of those things that you’ll giveaway as a gift and for this present case is so well done. I also really enjoy the print work with the shiny vinyl. Congrats to the whole team for winning an award for Applied Arts Magazine 2017 in Ilustration.   Architecture Photography: Beautified China   There’s something about Architecture Photography that makes appreciate a lot more another aspect of my love for design. There’s a passion behind tracking a perspective and doing what’s necessary to get to that location. At the destination, you just let your mind free and enjoy the different angles offered by its view. It’s quite fun and inspiring, it gives a meaning to exploration. Let’s take a look at the work from Kris Provost and his series named: Beautified China.   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_shadowplay Picks   We would like to start off by saying THANK YOU for taking part and sharing your shots for this week's challenge. We had more than 200+ posts on Instagram and it's quite amazing guys! Again it was a lot of fun to go through your submissions and having a chance to how do you foreseen the challenge in your own terms. I hope you guys have enjoyed and if you have any comments/suggestions, please do share with us via Facebook or Twitter.  

Weekly Roundup: Return of Nokia 3310, Hands-on LG G6 and more

Weekly Roundup: Return of Nokia 3310, Hands-on LG G6 and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Samsung Galaxy S8 to officially be revealed on March 29 via TheNextWeb     The Nokia 3310 is back, baby via TheNextWeb     Hands-on: The LG G6 embraces design and durability with tiny bezels via TheNextWeb     Wildfire via Product Hunt Record your browser actions for automated workflows Product Person via Product Hunt Find out what type of product person you are. From Abduzeedo Motion design: UI and UX Collection   Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a difficult time evaluation solutions on the computer without testing on the device. In addition to that, there's so much information that can be lost by using the old approach of static mocks. Those are just a couple of reasons why motion design and prototype are mandatory steps during the product design process. After Effects, Principle, Framer, Javascript or straight native Java or Swift are some of the tool available. They all have their pros and cons but the important thing is that they all gives us that extra level of information to helps us on our decision making process to deliver the best user interface.   MacBook Pro Review - Love and Hate with the Touch Bar   It's time for our honest appraisal of the MacBook Pro. After almost 5 years using my old MacBook Pro, a first generation retina display, the time had come for an upgrade. I've been chomping at the bit for Apple to announce a new laptop because mine was having a lot of issues. Be it the bevy of dead pixels, battery life of less than 1 hour to the most frustrating of all, ghosting effects on my screen. So finally, at the end of last year, Apple announced the new MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar. Time to hit the savings and purchase one.   Illustration: Grimms' Fairy Tales by Ale Giorgini   Grimms' Fairy Tales Illustrated by Ale Giorgini is a set of illustrations of wallpapers based on classic fairy tales. Whichever one is your favorite, it isn't hard to get glossy eyed and nostalgic over the forever legendary Brothers Grimm tales. With his brilliantly retro flair, Italian illustrator Ale Giorgini evokes the same feeling and transforms the iconic tales of 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Snow White' and 'Hansel and Gretel' into stylish, contemporary illustration pieces for the home.   Interaction Design: Behance Desktop App Concept   As a designer, I am a frequent user of Behance. It’s a beautiful platform that featured some of the best artists, designers and illustrators out there. One thing that annoys me though is the design hasn’t changed much in the last few years. For example, those gradient buttons are hitting me hard! Let’s take a look at the work of Nora Park who decided to take the platform for an overhaul concept. Overall, I really enjoyed her interaction design and direction for Behance, too not keen on the interactions but in the “ensemble”; it’s a lovely concept!   ABDZ Photo Challenge: Our #abdz_strideby Picks   Here we are, with more than 100+ posts over Instagram with the hashtag #abdz_strideby, we say it was a pretty successful first Abduzeedo Photo Challenge. It was a lot of fun to go through your submissions and having a chance to witness the beautiful parts of the World that you guys lived in. I hope you guys have enjoyed and if you have any comments/suggestions, please do share with us via Facebook or Twitter.  

Weekly Roundup: Apple WWDC On June 5, Introducing uProxy and more

Weekly Roundup: Apple WWDC On June 5, Introducing uProxy and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job ads via TheNextWeb     How Ashton Kutcher is building tech to fight child sex traffickers via TheNextWeb     This 7-year-old girl applied for a job at Google, CEO Sundar Pichai replied via TheNextWeb     Apple will announce the future of iOS and macOS at WWDC on June 5 via TheNextWeb     Samsung is reportedly cramming Sony batteries into the Galaxy S8 via TheNextWeb     uProxy via Product Hunt Internet without borders. A safer path to Internet. Feedme via Product Hunt Search all restaurant delivery services at once From Abduzeedo Motion Design for UI by Michal Sambora   There's a clear shift or I would say evolution of interface design that relies more in motion design to make it easier for people to understand how to use the application. In addition to that motion design can enhance the visual experience tremendously. Michal Sambora has great examples of subtle and not so subtle animations to illustrate that. There are some quite interesting experiments, especially the real weather project that uses 3D to create dramatic icons for a weather app. Some of the projects seem to be experimental only, but even if they are not based on real implementations, they are still worth checking them out.   Product Design: Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App   Whym - Seamless Instant Interpretation App is a product design project shared by the Netguru Team on their Behance profile. As the name suggest the idea is simple, you have an app that provided you access to a live interpreter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simple ideas tend to be the most difficult to execute well but, visually at least (I have not had time to download and play with it yet) it looks quite beautiful. This project covers some of the main user journeys like: onboarding, call and connect with an interpreter and purchase more minutes. It is a quite good example of product design presentation.   Digital Art and Advertising: Internet.org by Facebook   Feb 15, 2017 Internet.org by Facebook is a art direction and digital art project shared by our favorite studio, ARS Thanea. We posted about them and featured their work so many times, actually every time they post something new because their work is quite inspiring. This time we are sharing the project they shared on their Behance profile for the Internet.org for Facebook. It's an advertising campaign, but we tend to focus on the technical aspects of the digital art and art direction for this post.   Illustration: Colorful Work of Romain Trystram   Romain Trystram is an illustrator from Morocco with an incredible portfolio. What really catches my eye is his illustration style with colorful, I dare say, 80s color palette sometimes. There is a mix of abstract and more conventional illustrations. The abstract is the the one that I particularly tend to prefer, however most of them seem to be inspired by architecture or urban scenes. I selected a few illustrations for this post to highlight that.   Photography: Aston Martin Lagonda with Tomek Olszowski   Aston Martin Lagonda with Tomek Olszowski is a photography and retouching project shared by Recom Farmhouse and Tomek Olszowski on their Behance profiles. As they describe in the project: Cult cars don't come much less conventional than the Aston Martin Lagonda. Only 645 were ever made, and they're like no other car before or since. "The wedge-shaped body is the height of a Porsche 911 but over five metres long, with an outrageously space-age dashboard." The photography and art direction of this project is simply amazing. There's a classic noir mood, and despite the 70s appeal, it reminds me a lot of the 80s with the color palette used.  

Weekly Roundup: iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumour, BeatsX and more

Weekly Roundup: iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Rumour, BeatsX and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Study: No one really likes to look at your selfies via TheNextWeb     Dating app ‘Sapio’ matches singles based on intelligence level via TheNextWeb     Apple reportedly going all in with wireless charging for the iPhone 8 via TheNextWeb     Apple is reportedly gunning to introduce an iris scanner to the iPhone 8 via TheNextWeb     The Startup Button via Product Hunt One button, 20 different startups BeatsX via Product Hunt Wireless earphones with 8 hour charge TodayFlights via Product Hunt Simple, beautiful flight tracking in Notification Center From Abduzeedo Product Design Process: MINUS-8 Watches   MINUS-8 is a industrial design and product design project share by Brett Lovelady on his Behance profile. There are so many things to love about this project and the fact it's from 2 years ago is even more interesting for me. The watch brand was created by Astro Studios designed to express the things that make the West Coast so special: Free thought, pure form, and always living on the leading edge of America. The outcome is a truly beautiful watch with a mix of style and function well balanced out.   Illustration: Johnnie Walker x Pawel Nolbert   We would like to share this illustration project by the talented Pawel Nolbert for his work with the known Whisky brand Johnnie Walker. Approached by Diageo/LOVE, his work was applied to multiple labels from Johnnie Walker but also for limited edition gift packs. Going through this project ad you can’t help to notice how gorgeous it is and it’s great that Pawel shared some of his process on his Behance. Make sure to check it out!   Graphic Design: Pictogram music posters 2017   Pictogram music posters 2017 is a graphic design project shared by Viktor Hertz on his Behance profile. The amazing thing about this project is that we featured Viktor back in 2011 when he posted the first version of this idea. He picked 15 songs from different artists to create a series of minimalist vector illustrations. It is also great to see the evolution of his style from the first iteration to this one. The forms got much simpler in a way, and there's a bit more color without the need of textures.   Mobile Photography: Introducing the Next-Gen Moment's Cases and Lens   On Abduzeedo, we do enjoy brands especially independent brands that are the game changers in their areas of expertise, for the main reason to always bring the best to they can accomplish. It is the case for Moment a brand that we dearly love. They are back with a Kickstarter campaign to introduce their latest novelty for mobile photography by bringing to production: a Battery Photo Case, Photo Case and an all-new Wide Lens. Let’s give it a look.   Interaction Design: I, Steak Mobile App   Nowadays, cuisine is something that we have less and less time to give during the day. Even some of us, don’t even how to boil an egg! We are featuring this interaction design about an app called: I, Steak. It’s an assistant app that will help cook the perfect steak! It’s a pretty cool idea since it is quite a task from the picking, shopping and of course cooking. I love the minimal approach!  

Weekly Roundup: Instagram Album?, Donald Draws and more

Weekly Roundup: Instagram Album?, Donald Draws and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Instagram may soon let you share multiple photos in one post via TheNextWeb     Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook unite to draft letter against Trump’s immigration ban via TheNextWeb     California company hosts ‘bring your parents to work day’ via TheNextWeb     Donald Draws via Product Hunt Trump draws for everyone! From Abduzeedo Product Design - Replay UI/UX   Replay is a product design project created and shared by Gruev Vladimir. In a nutshell it's a concept project for a music app, as Gruev said, inspired by Spotify, VK, Apple Music and Discogs. There are quite a few interesting ideas and visually you can see clearly the influence of Apple's visual language, especially the shadows and the player screen. That said, it looks a solid exercise where he went all the way designing for desktop and mobile as well as thinking about beyond product design but also branding. Of course it is hard to evaluate a design like that without testing but we always encourage and support this type of effort. Everything that helps us become better at what we do deserves to be shared.   Branding & Visual Identity: Drap Agency   Starting off this week with a branding & visual identity project by Mireldy Design in collaboration with Drap Agency from Croatia. With an attractive colour scheme, we are getting charmed with an iconography with thick lines and how they are treated from the business cards to brand gear as well. I also appreciate the additional colour used on the web design to create a contrast from the two main colours used. What do you think?   Industrial Design: Noordung Electric Bike   Let’s share this minimal and yet packed of features industrial design of an electric bike named: Noordung. Originally coming from Slovenia, there will be only a few of these made. With features with of course being electric, it could be also be used as a speaker for your music, lightest urban bike, charge your devices and ride your commute with an eco-friendly mindset. It almost looks like a motorcycle but it isn’t, thanks for the forwarding gorgeous design.   Phone Review: Google Pixel   Let me start this review by saying that first of all I am a huge (hardcore) fan of Apple ever since the iPhone 4, where I still think that is the best phone they ever made. As of late, they haven’t been stepping it up their game in terms of innovation. In my opinion, they just have been strategically reinventing the wheel by recycling what’s been done and adding with some extras to get us excited for more. By the meantime, other brands have been doing other things to raise up the competition including Google where they have introduced their first phone actually named Pixel. This following review will be based from my perspective from the day-to-day especially how the phone react to different situations from photography, usability and overall experience. Let’s go!   Illustration: Daily Renders: Dimensional UI   Daily Renders: Dimensional UI is an illustration, motion graphics and UI/UX project created and shared by Fyn Ng on his Behance profile. There's a not a lot of information shared by Fyn but the illustrations are quite descriptive in terms of what the project is all about. Basically Fyn created three dimensional user interface, literally. The toggles, map and Instagram examples are quite clever and beautiful. I don't believe there is any desire on having interfaces like that, however it's a lovely daily challenge and I am sure Fyn learned quite a bit by doing it.  

Weekly Roundup: First Samsung S8 Photo, digital marketing trends and more

Weekly Roundup: First Samsung S8 Photo, digital marketing trends and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web First real Samsung Galaxy S8 photo and release date leaked via TheNextWeb     Learn all you need to know about AI in just 6 minutes with Snips via TheNextWeb     it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web. via TheNextWeb     Google is reportedly readying a ‘budget’ model for the new Pixel via TheNextWeb     Sketch 42 via Product Hunt Now with export presets, touch bar integration, and more BlackPods via Product Hunt Get your Airpods painted black! From Abduzeedo This week's perfect office   We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have?   Booking.com Design Concept   booking.com is the one of the most well known websites for travellers, it's a huge company with an amazing team dedicated to bring the best service for their users, this scenario makes hard to propose any suggestion about their UI, but this design concept deserve a special attention, it had study, research and a beautiful final result.   Product Design: Portable Wireless Keyboard by Orée Artisans   We would like to share this cool product design made by Orée Artisans, what they built is a range of lasting technology like accessories for your everyday life crafted by a solid piece of premium wood. We are featuring their portable wireless keyboard called Board 2 that is crated to last and in goal to enjoy your natural touch.   Architectural Photography by Andrei Tudoran   Bold is a architectural photography post with the main subject being buildings and architecture. It was shared by Andrei Tudoran and it is a series of photos on building details with a very warm mood. The contrast between the building and the cyan sky is quite beautiful, especially the contrast with the white or beige concrete structures. I have been trying to take a photo a day this year and buildings with the sky in the background is my number one choice. I wouldn't consider my entries as architectural photography, but what Andrei did here quite well is what I have been trying to achieve with no much success. Well, it's been raining here in Northern California quite a bit.   Interaction Design: Sing Movie Official Site   I have to admit something, I never enjoyed the official sites from movies. They usually go with a simple (and boring) site with a trailer. Maybe too simple? That’s why we would like to share the interaction design for the official movie of the movie Sing. Loved the fact that the mighty folks from Watson DG decided to create an experience in reflection the movie instead of taking a simpler route. Let’s give it a look!   Sonoma weeHouse, a Beautiful ultra-minimal home   If you are interested in the ultra-minimal home idea, you've come to the right place. What is an ultra-minimal home? Well, take a look at this amazing project by Alchemy and you will understand. The Sonoma weeHouse is based on Alchemy's original weehouse. Their original project is a modular prefabricated housing system that optimizes many elements of the traditional design-build process. Here they took the basics of the original and gave it a very nice outcome. The result, as they say, is a small, ultra-minimal, high-end home. If you were still not sure that less is more in architecture too. Sonoma weeHouse will make you change your mind.  

Weekly Roundup: Mozilla New Logo, LinkedIn Facebook-like Redesign and more

Weekly Roundup: Mozilla New Logo, LinkedIn Facebook-like Redesign and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Google and LG are reportedly launching the first Android Wear 2.0 watches next month via TheNextWeb     Why India is the perfect testing ground for self-driving cars via TheNextWeb     Mozilla just revealed its minimalist new logo via TheNextWeb   Remember when Mozilla launched a contest to design its new logo? Well, out of all the zany designs submitted, Mozilla seems to have gone with one of the most minimalist. Say hello to ‘moz://a’. LinkedIn launches huge Facebook-like redesign to be less confusing via TheNextWeb   LinkedIn’s Website gets a huge redesign to be less confusing. If you’re like me, chances are you’ve used LinkedIn a few times while looking for a job, filled in your information, and then rarely touched it again. Pingu via Product Hunt Get the best prices & delivery times for any product GradientDaze via Product Hunt Gesture based gradients never felt so good From Abduzeedo The Perfect Office - Heng Balance Lamp, Mission One Computer and Office Ideas     Interior Design: NL2 SMA   NL2 SMA is an interior design and architecture project shared by Anton Siriak. I rarely post about interior design, I usually write posts about architecture, however there's something about this project that really caught my attention. I am fan of simple interiors, minimal. I love when everything is sort of hidden and whatever is visible is because it has a purpose a bit more than just decoration. Anton's project embraces all of that, with the addition of a stunning outdoor space. Check it out and let us know what you think. For me, I will just dream of having my house looking like that, one day.   Illustration: The Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki   We are sharing an illustration poster series about Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy by Krzysztof Domaradzki. I have been a huge fan of this trilogy because it’s a modern take of what Batman could have been in our times. With Christopher Nolan genius direction, it’s a trilogy that was truly memorable filled with so many great moments of cinematography. Along those lines, Krzysztof’s work on this illustration sets the tone right with its monochromatic colour scheme.   UI Design - Trello Atlassian Redesign Concept   Trello Atlassian is a UI Design concept project for the redesign of the popular service Trello. It was originally shared by the Netguru Team and it's an extensive exercise on how to improve a tool that their team use daily. They also got motivated by Atlassian's acquisition of Trello and that motivated them to think about a complete visual refresh of the product and try to make a little bit "slicker" - as they mentioned.   Everyday Miniature life by Tatsuya Tanaka   Do you like photography and miniature scenes? You have come to the right place. And you will certainly enjoy Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka's work. He creates inspiring and intricate everyday life scenes in a miniature world. A place where broccoli becomes a huge tree. A world where tiny men operate sushi trains and much more. From skiing to meetings, swimming in a guitar to food markets, the artist has an unique style to portray daily things. Since 2011 Tatsuya has an ongoing project called Miniature Calendar. Miniature Calendar is a project where he portrays everyday life scenes depicted in diorama style. He updates his website daily with new pictures. The small worlds that he creates are filled with creativity, humor and personality. The images will totally take you on a trip through a tiny parallel universe.   Motion Design/Typography - Skatepark   Skatepark font as the name suggest is a typography but also motion design project shared by Keisuke Terashima. Throughout these 10 years of Abduzeedo we have seen many very creative projects where the designer explores different ideas for a family face, however, this one that Keisuke put together has to be one of the coolest. Perhaps, because I am a fan of skateboarding, but the idea of mixing skateboarding and its beautiful tricks with letters reproducing obstacles is nothing less than amazing. The animations are top notch as well and aligned with a cartoonish style it reminds me of a video-game. Anyways, enough said, check it out the full alphabet with tons of flips, grinds and other rad tricks.  

Weekly Roundup: 11 Nintendo Switch Game Trailers, Robotic Companion and more

Weekly Roundup: 11 Nintendo Switch Game Trailers, Robotic Companion and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Here are the first 11 Nintendo Switch game trailers via TechCrunch     Tesla update rolls back speed limit cap for Autopilot on undivided roadways via TechCrunch     Elli Q via Product Hunt A robotic companion for the elderly Fabby via Product Hunt A photo/video app that lets you put yourself anywhere! From Abduzeedo Architectural Illustration - Famous Buildings   Architectural illustration Progress Profiles is a illustration project shared by Andrea Minini. He was commissioned to create thirteen architectural illustrations reproducing some super renowned buildings around the world. The most beautiful thing about them is the simplicity and the use of lines to highlight some of the iconic features of these buildings. It's a great use of the Blend Tool in Illustrator, at least that would be the way I would do it. Actually we have posted some tutorials here on ABDZ about that, like the Offset Path Effect/   Font Family Set: Cartel Deux   We are sharing this beautiful font family set with lots of goodies as well by Firman Suci Ananda called: Cartel Deux. It’s a lovely typographic set with a script and serif style for your next display or title designs. Personally I am always being a bit too skeptical with script font because there is always some letters that you just aren’t happy about but this set is quite working out pretty well as a whole. Hope you will enjoy it as well.   Design Books: Suggestions for the New Year   This week is the second or first, in my case, week of work in 2017. With every new year there's a lot of resolutions made, areas that we want to improve or things we want to change. I feel that for me I want just to focus on less and the practice of minimalism. For that reason I am also trying to focus more on design books rather than just online. I am trying to savor the information a bit more instead of gobbling up everything I might think will be inspiring or useful. Most of the time that ends up not being the case, but just the fear of missing out, resulting in a pile of articles to read or links that, without context, have little to no value.   Industrial Design: Motorbike from Great Japan   I stumbled across what Honda was working on a new self-balancing motorcycle, it was pretty cool. Seeing this bike got me wanting to surf on the process behind the industrial design work of such concepts. I’ve found this stunning-looking motorcycle concept by Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko. Their concept is about their passion about the Japanese approach to design and it’s quite lovely what they have done.   Editorial Design: The New York Times Redesign Concept   The New York Times Redesign is concept editorial design project shared by Slava Kornilov and Bohdan Kononets on their Behance page. I have to say, I have seen quite a few of concept projects but as extensive as this one I still have to see. I understand the value of an exercise like this, but I cannot imagine the amount of time necessary to put something that detailed together. I also love to see what people can come up with when you don't consider some important factors like density and monetization. Nevertheless, it's a great editorial design project and quite inspiring in many aspects.   Branding: 10Clouds Rebranding Project   We are taking a look at the rebranding of Warsaw-based based company called 10Clouds. It’s a fun approach branding project because I would say that I love their art direction towards an inspired-80s universe with a dark colour palette and vibrant highlighting colours like purple, turquoise and pure white. They got me with the pink photography!   Digital Photography: Bridge in the Fog   Digital Photography is such a large medium to explore, many kind of subjects or categories to shoot from. There isn’t one category that is particularly more popular (in my opinion) than others. Each one has their own flair and that’s what makes it even more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at this series by Łukasz Breitenbach entitled: Bridge in the Fog. A moody photographic series with an eerie and mysterious feel to it, quite inspiring to appreciate the contrast of the colours with the light.  

Weekly Roundup: Laptop with 3 screens, Windows 10’s upcoming design overhaul and more

Weekly Roundup: Laptop with 3 screens, Windows 10’s sneak design overhaul and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Razer built a laptop with 3 screens and it’s kind of amazing via TheNextWeb     Here’s your first look at Windows 10’s upcoming design overhaul via TheNextWeb     This tiny 2 TB personal cloud could solve all your storage problems via TheNextWeb     Robots are now really stealing jobs as Japanese firm replaces staff with AI via TheNextWeb   While a few years back the prospect of robots snatching jobs from humans might have seemed like a hackneyed plot twist from a cheap science fiction flick, this scenario actually turned into reality for the staff of Japanese insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life. The Sirius A is a pocketable PC with more ports than your MacBook Pro via TheNextWeb     Vidlery via Product Hunt Free animated backgrounds for your homepage Ada via Product Hunt Your personal health companion app From Abduzeedo Reboot Capsule Hotel - Branding and Visual Identity   Let’s take a look at the work from Kevin Renaldy Candra who is a graphic designer based in Shanghai, China. He worked on the identity, branding and web design for a capsule boutique hotel called REBOOT located in Singapore. The design layouts shared a common path for the users to easily navigate through the steps and stationery.   Branding and Visual Identity: KKAW   KKAW is a branding and architecture project shared by Amanda Rybicka. It's a simple, yet elegant example of a visual identity construction focus on typography to create a strong brand. We said in the past that for some reason the architecture subject gives to designers the opportunity to simplify forms and explores reduction like any other industry. It seems to be the norm for projects like that, but still they are very inspiring, at least in my opinion, because the hardest thing is alway to create a minimalist design that doesn't feel ordinary. I believe Amanda achieved that.   Product Design: DIY Paper Polygon Art by VIU   With the new year at the door, comes the time for resolutions and ideas for what's ahead. For example, we were planning some renovations in the apartment and my partner stumbled across this really beautiful set of DIY paper polygon art for a room concept. After a little research, I've found the brand behind this product. It’s great to know that it’s a team of creatives behind this product design, can’t wait to order mine.   Illustration: The New York Times Gift Guide   New York City, it’s been quite a long time I last visited this city. It must be pretty at this time of year with the winter wonderland, well we are featuring an illustration/animation project with Paris-based illustrator Florent Hauchard with Parallel Studio for New York Times. The final result creates the rightful atmosphere of a cityscape scene with so much history and architectural features.   Monitor Review: LG UltraWide 38   To start 2017 I’m pleased to share a pretty stellar product review. I teased a bit about it when I posted a photo on Instagram a few weeks back so here’s the full monitor review of the LG UltraWide 38 38UC99.   Industrial Design: Connected Air Purifier   Connected is a product design and industrial design project shared by N U Y N on Behance. The product is an air purifier. The problem they are trying to solve is simple, most people close their windows and use air purification devices when fine dust density are serious. However, experts suggests to open the window for a while to ventilate the air indoor. Despite the suggestion, people still tend to shut their windows to prevent the air from coming. Another interest finding is that people also fail to check the lowest fine dust concentration during the day. That would be me :)   Unsplash Picks: Wander   This week, we are going with a theme of Wander. With the new year comes with new resolutions, the tradition! For me, it’s more about time, giving yourself some relay or free time to do something that you enjoy. With my current situation and I am sure most of you; time has become a luxury. What do I love to do during my free time? Wander. The simple joy of walking around and to appreciate the scenery whenever it is home or elsewhere around the World. Just wander!  

Weekly Roundup: Apple Airpod Replacement will be pricey, Super Mario Run smashes and more

Weekly Roundup: Apple Airpod Replacement will be pricey, Super Mario Run smashes and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Instagram now lets you save anyone’s pictures to your own private collection via TheNextWeb   Ever seen an awesome Instagram you want to save for later, only to have it fade into memory after myriads of new posts? That’s no longer a problem. Evernote employees will be able to read your notes – here’s how to stop them via TheNextWeb     Facebook reveals an actual plan to stop fake news via TheNextWeb     Replacing a single Apple AirPod will cost you $69 via TheNextWeb     Yep. BlackBerry is dead. via TheNextWeb     Super Mario Run smashes Pokémon Go in day one downloads via TheNextWeb     Gatebox just made the world’s saddest AI assistant via TheNextWeb   Gatebox AI is a departure from typical digital assistants. While the Google’s and Apple’s of the world scrutinize the minutiae for outside-the-box solutions to humanize their offerings, Gatebox said ‘fuck the box’ — perhaps literally — and shoved a blue-haired teen anime girl inside. I don’t know about you, but the thought of giving a digital assistant a personified form and locking her in a glass cylinder sounds less like innovation and more like a sex crime. Vossier via Product Hunt Fortnightly UI design briefs, straight to your inbox. The Peg Board from Greycork via Product Hunt Make awkward, unused spaces in your home more functional. Denon AH-D7200 via Product Hunt Denon's new reference headphones. From Abduzeedo 2016 Holiday Gift Guide   It's the most wonderful time of the year. Yeah, it is time for Abduzeedo's Holiday Gift Guide. I know you might say we might be a bit too late, but I believe a lot of people out there, including myself, haven't gotten anything yet. With that in mind check out our selection. It goes from laptops, monitors to toys and furniture. Some I have myself including the first suggestion, the Dell 24 4K monitor. It's the best 4k monitor you can find out there.   Amazing LEGO universes created by Photographer Samsofy   Sofiane Samlal, aka Samsofy, is a very creative and talented photographer based in France. Samlal decided to start creating LEGO universes while he was taking care of his son. He thought LEGO scenes would be a great way to keep himself busy during nap times. And we are totally glad that he started this work. The scenes that he creates are very inspiring. Filled with details and personality the pictures certainly get our attention and transport our imagination to whatever we see pictured there. From movie scenes to everyday life stuff, Samsofy has great images to show us. Check it out!   #Happy10Abduzeedo - Interview with our Founder Fabio Sasso   This month, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Abduzeedo. This is very special to us, Fabio Sasso created the blog as a side-project after he lost everything from a robbery back in 2006. It was in his way for him to backup files but also bookmark things he liked and inspired him. Since then his work has been used, shared and featured many times but beyond all, his goal was to inspired us to create and make more. That’s the philosophy and minset of Abduzeedo that will always lives on. Part of the celebration, we would love to share a sit-down we had with Fabio about his life, 10 years of inspiration and more. Hope you will enjoy it!   #Happy10Abduzeedo - Past Tutorials   Part of the celebration, we would love to take you guys on a trip down the memory lane about our past tutorials. We've been getting lots of requests to have more tutorials on the blog, we'll work twice as hard in 2017. By the meantime, enjoy this collection of some of the most popular tutorials on Abduzeedo.   Rogue One: Pixel Art   Today is the day where the movie Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, it’s pretty exciting and are you gonna watch it today or this Weekend? Whatever if you’re a fan or not, it’s just incredible to see how inspirational designers will create and make as a tribute to the movie. Let’s take a look at the work of Pixel Jeff who is a Pixel Artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. Let’s enjoy his series at making some different landscape backgrounds with the main characters from Rogue One, including the Darth Vader.   Kyoto Wok-Cafe - Interior Design & Branding   Today, we would like to share this Interior Design and Branding project from an asian food cafe based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Behind this project, we’ll have a collaboration from teams in interior design & architecture, in identity & graphic design, in print design and in photography. All together to bring a space inspired by the stylish palette from Japanese cuisine. From my perspective, I love how the light comes in during the day that highlights the chairs and floor. It creates such an atmosphere and for the branding; they kept a minimal approach to the design and like how the takeout is that one thing that differs from the rest of the stationery.  

Weekly Roundup: Spotify Genius Billboards, Netflix has Offline Mode and more

Weekly Roundup: Spotify Genius Billboards, Netflix has Offline Mode and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Spotify is using billboards to call users out on their questionable listening habits via TheNextWeb     Netflix finally adds offline mode for binging on the go via TheNextWeb     The best email app on iOS just got a desktop version via TheNextWeb     NES Classic Edition gets Bluetooth support with a $40 accessory via TheNextWeb     Sony made the best noise cancelling headphones ever via TheNextWeb     Rocketbook Everlast via Product Hunt Paper notebook that's cloud connected and endlessly reusable The 25 Days of Ideas via Product Hunt Free resources for generating startup ideas, also Christmas. From Abduzeedo Photography: Colour Game   Colour Game is a photography project shared by Jovana Rikalo on her Behance profile. As the name suggest the use of color and the contrast of the bright yellow and the cold cyan create a beautiful backdrop for the main subject, a redhead woman. In addition there's a surreal feeling because of the air balloon. It's hard to describe this beautiful work in words, take a look and let me know what you think.   Double Exposure Neon Life Series   Nowadays, we all the tools that is available for our efforts to make more. We have a great variety of things we can do and even more you can create without even touching your computer or laptop. That’s even more impressive and crazy to know how the technology has evolved in so little time. Let’s not put a break and just embrace it all. We are taking a look at this photo series by Louis Dazy and I just love this series for many thing including the Double Exposure, chasing that Neon light and the creative exploration during his experimentations. Hope you like it!   Typography: Scripts with Depth   Scripts with Depth is a typography project shared by Katt Phatt and as the name suggests it is a set of beautiful 3D type with a super clever usage of depth. We are all used to seeing quotes and phrase with script lettering, it was quite trendy a couple of years ago. What Katt did was to play with the Z axis to create a super fresh effect. There's even some depth of field going on, check it out   UI Design: PayPal Concept Design   PayPal seems to be one service that a lot of designers use for UI design or concept redesigns. I quite like that because it's a finance application. It's in a way not towards social/user generated content where it's all about style or beauty. It's about money, balance, transfers and stuff like that. Filippos Protogeridis shared a good one on his Behance profile.The simple and super elegant UI design, it is more image heavy when necessary, like on the promo page and utilitarian when it needs to be. Overall I quite like this concept, much more than the official and current design.   NYC Illustrations   We are fans of the work of Romain Trystram on Abduzeedo, we always loved his Tron-stylesque illustrations where he uses a vibrant colour palette that seems always be happening at night time. What I do thought about his latest NYC Illustration series is that the colour palette has completely reversed from night to day and the lighting is just stunning. You can easily recognize some spots from the famous New York City and wildly felt like some illustrations are also been featured on the late Casey Neistat vlogs. Hope you will enjoy these!  

Weekly Roundup: Frankie's Holiday, Entire Island powered by Tesla and more

Weekly Roundup: Frankie's Holiday, Entire Island powered by Tesla and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web Apple gets into the holiday spirit with Frankenstein in its latest ad via TheNextWeb   Tesla powers an entire island with solar energy to flex its mighty panels via TheNextWeb   This iPhone still works after a year on the bottom of an icy lake via TheNextWeb     Study: iPhone owners tend to be more superficial than Android users via TheNextWeb     This scary artificial intelligence has learned how to pick out criminals by their faces via TheNextWeb     Unhoard via Product Hunt Rediscover things from your Pocket every week Marketplace Stack via Product Hunt A curated collection of tools for online marketplaces. From Abduzeedo Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 - Brand Design   Opéra Saint-Étienne 2016 is a brand design project created and shared by Graphéine. There's just a lot to love about the original work done in 2015, and this project is a testament of the quality of the brand conceived - it scaled amazingly well to present a collection of amazed faces.   Programme - Portfolio Inspiration   Let’s take a look at the work from Ira Banana who is a designer specializing her work in UI/UX and graphic design based in Barcelona, Spain. The work around the grid is fairly clean and simple and what I do appreciate the most is the colours used into the branding. I totally dig that colourful gradient mix!   Business Card Inspiration   Let’s take a look at this sublime collection of business card designs by Anagrama Studio who is a brand development agency based in Mexico. Hope you will enjoy the variety and style of this lovely and inspiring collection.   3D Exotic Cars - CGI Renders   Let’s not pick a side, let’s rather enjoy the stunning CGI work from Onur Dursun who has been a CGI artist for more than 10 years currently based in Stuttgart, Germany. With that much experience to craft his skills, Onur has been rocking in art direction, retouching and of course automotive design.   Watch Dogs 2 - Art/Game Direction   I haven’t personally tried the game but it looks like a greater version from the first one who was revolutionary for many of us. We are featuring an interesting case study where Alexander Karpazis along with his team will take through their iterations for this new game. Hope you will enjoy!   Packaging Projects with Sweety & Co.   I would like to share the work from Sweety anc Co who is studio based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. They strongly focus their work in branding, packaging and it’s amazing! At first glance, you’ll notice the colour palette is quite vibrant with fluo colours of green, purple, pink and more. The second thing you will notice is the variety of branding work, they aren’t only focus in one specific style but many including funky illustration, CGI, pattern work and more. It’s quite a long feature compares what we usually publish but it’s totally worth the inspirational scroll! Please enjoy!  

Weekly Roundup: Apple Mirror, "Predict your Future" tool and more

Weekly Roundup: Apple Mirror, "Predict your Future" tool and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web This iPad-like ‘Apple Mirror’ is all I want for Christmas via TheNextWeb   Created by designer Rafael Dymek, the ‘Apple Mirror’ is like an iPad on steroids. Although not made by Apple, it’s certainly Apple-inspired, down to the name — which Apple will almost certainly take issue with. Its iOS 10-inspired design features look-alike icons you might find on your iPhone, as well as the ability to text, browse the web, watch movies or even order an Uber. It’s fully touch capable and runs an operating system of unknown origin. 3 quick SEO fixes for every website via TheNextWeb   Do you want to start 2017 with better results in search engines? Not only that but do you also want to receive better results from the traffic you get from search? If either or both answers are yes, then you will want to run through this list of quick SEO fixes every website needs to make now in order to be prepared for changes to the SEO world to come. This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future via TheNextWeb   Amazon is now selling cars — but only in Italy (for now) via TheNextWeb   Get More Done: The Complete Introduction to Task Management via Product Hunt Your quick-start guide to better productivity WiselIntro via Product Hunt Beautiful professional webpage with a single click From Abduzeedo Udacity Branding   Udacity redesigned their brand and visual identity, I really like the end result and it's always good to know a bit more behind a major redesign project like this. Bill Kenney shared a bit of that on a Behance post. He talks about the challenges and how they overcame them. The work was done by Focus Lab where Bill is the co-owner and art-director.   MMB in Berlin: a 1844 building gets refurbished   This breathtaking remodel is located in a very popular neighborhood in Berlin. Müllerhaus Metzerstrasse Berlin, a project by asdfg Architekten, is facelift in a house erected in 1844. Due to its historical elements and importance the authorities asked the architects to keep the facade look and feel. The result is totally inspiring. Both exterior and interiors are beautiful, but I'm astonished by the clean and modern look this place has. Take a look.   Baugasm Everyday Poster Series   Let’s take a look at this poster series by Vasjen Katro entitled: Baugasm. Vasjen is a visual designer and creative director based in Tirana, Albania. This series is filled with vibrant colours, 3D, typography treatments, shapes and more. It is quite inspiring to follow his path, you should definitely follow him too.   ONNO Branding   For the fans of minimalist design you will love ONNO, a branding and visual identity project from the Ena Baćanović - Ruby and the folks over at O N N O themselves. The design is a glorious black and white logo mixing two circles and the N. I love how balanced the logo is and also the composition for the collaterals. In addition to that, the web site has a simple and elegant design, with a classic use of serif fonts.   Many Faces of Shanghai   We are taking a look at the work of Ekaterina Busygina and her series about Shanghai. We have featured her work before on Abduzeedo and we just love how she pays attention to the architecture, lighting, reflection and etc. We are great fans with subjects standing in front of a giant structure. Hope you will enjoy!   Rendered by Adobe - UI/UX   We have featured the work from Serge Vasil who is a Senior Designer and Art Director currently based in San Francisco, California. He recently got to work with Adobe on making a fictitious digital arts exhibition by using Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver on making the branding and website. I simply love the use of really colorful and vibrant gradients and one detail I even dig even more is the gradient use for the minimal mockup shapes. It’s really neat and hope you will enjoy it too.   Berlin Interiors - Architecture Photography   Berlin Interiors is a photography project shared by Thibaud Poirier and by the title you have an idea what it is about. The only difference is that Thibaud captured some insanely beautiful photos of interiors in Berlin that look like 3D renders. I am a fan of photography and have been trying to capture photos of buildings and textures however I have to admit, I don't have the eye that these guys have. The compositions, textures and colors are beautiful. I won't tell you much more, just check out after the break.   Bad Neon - Poster Series   Let’s take a closer look at the work of Tarek Okbir who is a graphic designer currently based Liège, Belgium. Other than focusing his work on UI/UX and Interface design, Tarek created his amazing poster series about very popular artists. As he called it the Music Edition, you can recognize artists such as Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys and more. Hope you will like it!   Contemporary Architecture among Old Oaks in Carmel Valley   Today we will show you a very elegant and contemporary home in Carmel Valley, California, a project by Sagan Piechota Architecture. The architects used materials such as concrete, weathered steel, and natural cedar to mirror the site's natural textures and color palettes. The result is inspiring. A lot of glass allowing natural light in the house and also showcasing the amazing surroundings. Take a look.  

Weekly Roundup: GoPro recalls, Spectacles, Instagram latest updates and more

Weekly Roundup: GoPro recalls, Spectacles, Instagram latest updates and more

We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one. If you do have any suggestions, send us an email or via Twitter @AoiroStudio From the Web GoPro is already recalling its long-awaited Karma drone via TheNextWeb   Snapchat is selling its Spectacles via these crazy-looking vending machines via TheNextWeb   Samsung might bounce back from the exploding Galaxy Note 7 with a new bendable phone via TheNextWeb   Instagram Stories now lets you add mentions, URLs and Boomerangs via TheNextWeb   The iPhone 8 Plus could feature a 5.8-inch curved, edge-to-edge display via TheNextWeb   Cycles via Product Hunt Visual feedback and approvals for web development Haaazy via Product Hunt Premium collection of high-quality hazy wallpapers Next Step for Trello via Product Hunt Check tasks directly from your Trello boards From Abduzeedo Bourbon Bar - Visual Identity   Bourbon Nightclub & Bar is a visual identity project designed by my creative and Ewan Leckie. The project was shared on their Behance profile. The reason we share this project her on ABDZ is because of its simplicity. There's something beautiful about playing with black and white and also with dotted grids. I think by mixing that with some organic textures, the designers behind this project really achieved something powerful, especially for a nightclub.   NEXT Music Player App - UI/UX   Let’s take a look at the work by Alan Lu and his project called NEXT. It’s a music player with playback controls, smart playlists, music sharing and more. What I do appreciate about this project is Alan took the time to implement the little details. As we all do know that is all about the details.   Zero - Branding and Web Design   Zero is a Branding and Web Design project shared by Ben Mingo, the lead designer with collaboration of Linda Eliassen for Ueno . Zero is a mobile banking experience and it works alongside a physical card. The design follows a very simple and almost monochromatic style. There's also a interesting grid with some aligned with pristine typography.   Inside Uber San Francisco Headquarters   For example the Uber Black (the luxury car option) is represented by the black glass of that elevator lobby. It is also a vast space made up of many zones of comfort with communal areas and small enclaves for solo concentration. As we are know that Uber is known for being innovative, we are not surprised that the office will embody its quality as well. This office has been designed by O+A, a design studio based in San Francisco and New York City.   The CV Tabloid - Editorial Design   It all depends but let’s just say that it’s helpful in some way. Let’s take a look at what Charlotte Allen did for her portfolio and we can’t help to appreciate how it does stand out and it’s worth the effort to be innovative and creative. What do you think?