Nieves Zines

Nieves Zines
Nieves Zines
Nieves Zines

Nieves, an independent publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland, just released a beautiful new application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Now you can download and collect your favorite Nieves Zines, carefully edited and adapted for the multi-touch screen. Each month, the app is updated with new issues. Currently the app is filled with Zines by Jody Barton, Lizzie Finn, Alexis Saile, Kevin Lyons, Gabi Berüter, Tobin Yelland, Gareth Bayliss, Rockmaster K. and Tucker Nichols.

Via @cliftonburt

X-RAY for iida

X-RAY for iida
X-RAY for iida
X-RAY for iida

The X-RAY mobile phone by iida hits a nice note with it’s honesty and simplicity. Here, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka imagines a design freed from concern with surface shape construction, as though shape itself didn’t exist. Personally, I have always liked seeing the inner workings of electronics and this transparent mobile phone body certainly delivers on looks.

Phaidon Design Classics iPad Edition




Phaidon has converted their epic, three-volume set, Design Classics, into a much more portable format for the iPad. With the original print version selling for $175, the app seems like a steal at an introductory price of only $20.

“This authoritative and meticulously researched collection charts the story of product design over the past 200 years. It was years in the making and was compiled via rigorous selection process by an international panel of design-world insiders, including architects, critics, curators, product designers, auctioneers, and historians.

The application offers, at the touch of a finger, access to an encyclopedic, illustrated history of 1,000 timeless design classics by not only renowned designers, such as Marcel Breuer, Achille Castiglioni, Le Corbusier, Jasper Morrison, Dieter Rams, Eero Saarinen, and Philippe Starck but also anonymously designed pieces, such as the clothes peg, the corkscrew, and the chopstick, that have stood the test of time.”

Via Dirty Mouse

Büro Destruct Designer

Büro Destruct Designer

Long time favorites, Büro Destruct, a Swiss graphic design agency have updated their desktop application, Büro Destruct Designer, to include a screensaver and iPhone app. Using only circles, squares, and a set of rules, Büro Destruct Designer lets you find inspiration for color combinations and graphic shapes. Simply shake your iPhone to create a virtually infinite number of designs. Check out the examples on their Flickr stream.

Books in the Age of the iPad

Books in the Age of the iPad

Craig Mod, co-founder of Tputh and Webtrendmap, recently wrote a great article on the future of publishing—a subject near and dear to our hearts. We love paper. We love ink. But we also love technology. We love records. We love CDs. We love MP3s. See the parallel? Have a look at Books in the Age of the iPad and consider what’s next. I seriously doubt it has much to do with what we were doing yesterday.

Books in the Age of the iPad

DaylightCal

DaylightCal

Continuing their longstanding tradition of daylight calendars, the Bureau of Visual Affairs have released DaylightCal for your iPhone. Combining worldwide weather data and astronomical data, the application integrates dynamic daylight and weather information for any location worldwide. Get it here.

Wallpaper* City Guides

Wallpaper* City Guides

Wallpaper* City Guides present a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer the design conscious traveller. Wallpaper* City Guides offer a precise, informative, insider’s checklist of all you need to know about the world’s most intoxicating cities; including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo. The iPhone applications are the digital version of the print series which consists of over 80 titles. Compiled by the magazine’s travel experts, both by in-house editors, and correspondents who actually live in the highlighted cities, one big benefit of the digital guides over the books is that they provide up-to-the-minute information.

Wallpaper* City Guides

Teenage Engineering

Teenage Engineering
Teenage Engineering
Teenage Engineering

Stockholm-based Teenage Engineering is a studio for future commercial products, communications and entertainment. Their mission is to create products with superior quality, functional design and top-class engineering. Teenage Engineering is Jesper Kouthoofd, Bengt Sjölén, David Eriksson and Jens Rudberg, four young visionaries in their thirties, with mixed backgrounds; from Atari/Amiga demo scene, hacking, programming, design, advertising and game development. In the Yellow Pages, Teenage Engineering is filed under Research & Development, but they also take on commercial projects as well as art. Currently, their portfolio includes electronics and hardware design, media art, game development, music production, product design, film production, sound software development and research.

Record Time

Record Time
Record Time
Record Time

Record Time is a tribute to the vinyl record that was curated by Refill Magazine and produced by Good Folk. With the increasing consumption of digital music, disused vinyl records now gather dust the world over, many of which lie in scratched piles at book exchanges, permanently abandoned. Record Time brings new life to these obsolete objects and features the work of Alife, Andrew van der Westhuyzen, Arbito, Alex Trochutt, Andy Howell, Bigfoot, Ben Brown, Cody Hudson, Dan Funderburgh, Deb, Eric Elms, Jeremy Hollister, Joseph Allen, Jeremyville, Jonathan Zawada, Kid Acne, Kevin Ho, Luca Ionescu, Matt French, Michael C. Place, Michael Leon, Marok, Phibs, Tilt and Todd Bratrud.

Slow Inevitable Death

Schipper
Schipper
Schipper
Schipper

The Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle by artist Jonathan Schipper is a machine that advances two full sized automobiles slowly into one another, simulating a head on automobile collision. The gear system can be adjusted so that the crash occurs over the period of a few days, up to one year or more. The movement can be made so slow as to be invisible.

Via Picked by Six

Visionaire Solar

Visionaire Solar

Since 1991, fashion and art magazine Visionaire has constantly turned publishing on it’s ear – this time making use of technologically advanced printed processes to bring a new element to photographs in print. Visionaire 56 uses innovative printing technology that transforms black and white artworks to vibrant colors when exposed to direct sunlight. Contributing artists include Yoko Ono, Richard Phillips, M/M (Paris), Udo Ronginone, Alex Katz, David Sims, Ryan McGinley, Richard Burbridge and more. You can pre-order Visionaire 56 here.

Visionaire Solar
Visionaire Solar

Parra Plays

Parra Plays

Granted, I am a huge fan of Parra’s work, but this is too cool to keep to myself. Incase has announced their first game for iPhone and iPod touch, Parra Plays. Based on the Parra artwork from the second installment of the Curated by Arkitip project, the app consists of three games: Poppers, Parrot and Pairs.