Archive for May, 2009

Safari 4 Beta


I downloaded the new safari 4 beta version today and I have to say, so far I like it, some nice touches an particularly like that you can look at your bookmarks via coverflow or this new wall style (above) see if you can spot a few favourites in there. Download the beta version here


Boutique Cycles




Im currently been working on friends new custom bike companies branding (Project coming soon) and have found myself becoming more and more interested and appreciative of beautiful bikes. I found Boutique Cycles the other day which is jammed with lovely racers, fixies, mountain and trick bikes. Very nicely designed website too. I think I am going to invest in a few bikes when I get back to Glasgow in August . If anyone has any advice for what I should get to start with then please let me know, possibly a hybrid for city riding and a fixie for the weekend? I’ll keep you posted.

AGDA Talk – Marcus Piper


I got a ticket today for this AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) talk by my friend Marcus Piper next Monday (1st) at the Australian Museum Sydney. Should be really good and there is still tickets available so if you are in the area and have an interest why not head along. Find out more here

Benedict Radcliffe



I absolutely love the work of former Glasgow School of Art grad Benedict Radcliffe. I remember seeing the BMW bonnet of Marylyn Monroe in a shop on Great Western Road in Glasgows West End near my old apartment a few years back and always loved it. He’s now in London and still producing some top stuff, especially loving the Fluro fixies (top).

Helvetica Forever Exhibition




These lovely photos are from the Tokyo and Osaka legs of the current Helvetica Forever Exhibition which is taking place at various venues across the globe. Check out the site for more pics and venue details.

Yayoi Kusuma Exhibition



I visited the Yayoi Kusuma exhibition at the Sydney MCA yesterday and was very impressed. Lots of very interesting pieces and by all accounts a very interesting lady. If your in Sydney its on until June 8th, free entry and well worth checking out.

Best thing since…



Nice set of notebooks. Find out more here

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