When people ask me for advice on how to become an architect, I always recommend life drawing. Sketching the human form involves proportion, structure and shading, all of which are fundamental aspects of architecture. Things like iPad and Layers start to change this, when you can draw on the screen.
Even if you’re not an architect, you can still use Layers to draw on photos or paint masterpieces, no matter where you are.
- Syncs with Google Reader.
- Ability to use offline.
- Caches images for offline reading.
- Rich yet very unobtrusive UI.
- Customizable services panels (save to Delicious, Twitter, Instapaper, etc).
- Ability to read a post with Instapaper or Google mobilizer for a cleaner, simplified experience.
- You can tell it how far back you want it to sync, days or months.
- When I get into the office from my commute into the city, Google Reader is all synced.
- To mark an item as read in list view, you just slide it to the right. Sliding it to the left stars it.
- When reading a post, you can either flip to the post before or after or use the next or previous buttons.
What is your favorite RSS reader for iPhone or iPad? And have you subscribed to the Incase RSS feed yet?
This morning Chas and Steve from TCB Courier left San Francisco to bike to Portland in 6 days. That’s roughly 800 miles on track bikes (both running 46×17 ratios). At the end they will race in the West Side Invite X.
Here’s a list of what they’re bringing:
- 2 Messenger Backpacks
- Sleeping bag and Bivy Sack
- Tarp and parachute cord
- Bike tools
- 2 extra tubes
- Bike pump
- 2 kits with arm/leg warmers
- 1 pair long johns
- 1 rain jacket
- 3 pairs wool socks
- 1 T-shirt (for those fancy dinners)
- 1 pair cut off shorts (for chillin’)
- Tons of Clif Bar stuff
- Broken iPhone
- iPod shuffle
Good luck guys!
UPDATE: We set up a Flickr Map of the progress.
Ah, Words With Friends. With its combination of wordplay, friendly competition and time-killing fun, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most popular apps for the iPhone and iPad. We asked our copywriter Ross to share his five favorite Words With Friends moments. Here they are.
- My wife is Portuguese and, as such, is a big fan of Fado music. It translates as “fate” and is sad, haunting and beautiful at the same time. As is often the case in WWF, I click “Submit” suspecting that a word is not really a word. But this time, I was rewarded with a spinning wheel and 40 points.
- One of my biggest scores ever happened to coincide with a word I really like (DERIDES). It means “to ridicule,” which is exactly what my 93-point play did to my opponent. Oops—I mean “to my friend.”
- I was playing my good friend Kenny (who usually kills me) and, just as I thought all hope was lost, I played all my letters on TWISTIER for 95 points. (He still beat me.)
- The month was April; the year was 2010. The world was transfixed on one thing and one thing only: KFC’s new Double Down Sandwich. Fitting, then, that my friend and I kicked off our game with a perfect representation of this culinary masterpiece. (See the above photo.)
- Sometimes, it’s not the word you play that matters, but the message hidden in the tiles you’re given. And yes, “SEEEEXA” is an acceptable variant of “sexy.”
What are some of your favorite WWF moments?
Originally sold only through Apple Stores in Japan, we now have a limited quantity of Lucky Bags available exclusively in our webstore.
To celebrate, we’re giving one lucky person a Lucky Bag filled with goodies!
How to enter
- Follow @goincase on Twitter.
- Tweet why you feel lucky and include our giveaway link http://bit.ly/luckybag and a #luckybag hash tag. Example: I’m lucky because it’s not raining today. #luckybag http://bit.ly/luckybag
- Enter as many times as you want.
We will announce the winner on Friday, May 14th. Make sure to follow us on Twitter because the winner will be notified via direct message.
In celebration of our product collaboration, the Chinatown Soccer Club is creating a temporary Clubhouse across the street from the club’s home turf in the Lower East Side.
Construction is progressing nicely as illustrated in these photos supplied by team coach and photographer Gerhard Stochl.
If you’re in the NYC area, the Clubhouse will be open to the public April 29-May 2, daily from 12 p.m to 7 p.m., so be sure to stop by to learn more about the CSC.
195 Chrystie St
New York, 10002
The Topo Pattern that is featured on a lot of our products is now available as a desktop wallpaper for your new iPad. Select from 9 different colors.
How to Install on your iPad:
- Check this post on your iPad and pick the color you want.
- Press and and hold until “Save Image” dialog comes up
- Go into Settings, select Brightness and Wallpaper, followed by Wallpaper and you’ll find it in Saved Photos
- Select the image and pick between “Set Lock Screen”, “Set Home Screen” or “Set Both”
We also have several wallpapers available for iPhone in this handy Facebook album.
Paul also has an interview in The Hundreds Magazine Issue 2.
We are putting the final touches on Project Space.
Make sure to visit us for our first exhibition with Parra on April 1st.
Experimental noise pop group Telepathe provides the soundtrack for the Create. Express. Protect. video series and makes a cameo in the final video. The tracks are off their album Dance Mother, available on IAMSOUND Records.