Here we point out good, bad, and interesting things.

The "shaker" hood scoop was popular on several muscle cars from the 60s and 70s. It is named for the way it visibly shakes with the engine's movements. The decal on the underside of the hood does good job of reflecting that with a simple type treatment.

December 15, 2013

Redbox's GIF-based movie clips in their emails introduce motion where it's usually totally absent.

November 12, 2013

The GitHub redesign has been out for a while now. The thing that grabs your eye on a repo page is the big colored bar that shows the language statistics. The git repo URLs (which were there before) are now shrunken down to where you only see the common bits of the URL: git@github.com:xxxx. Not sure of the reasoning, but seems an odd choice.

November 12, 2013

Source: http://github.com/

SOG has some clever knife designs. The Trident has a patent pending Groove that allows you to safely cut cord/lines/webbing/etc without opening the blade.

October 10, 2013

Source: http://www.sogknives.com

Gabriele Galimberti has a really great photo series of what grandmas cook around the world. I wanted to know the ingredients of every single one. But, that required tediously clicking More Info 44 times. Luckily the content was worth it.

October 1, 2013

Messages in iOS 7 has data detectors. They make adding an event to your calendar pretty effortless.

September 19, 2013

iOS 7 is out. We found a few examples of going backwards: In the clock app the new time selectors in the alarm/timer are more difficult to interact with. There are dead zones that don't exist in the old app. Touch isn't precise – if the UI elements are smaller/simplified it doesn't necessarily mean the touch area should be smaller.

September 19, 2013

Osprey almost always includes a combination buckle/whistle on the sternum strap of their backpacks. It's not a rescue whistle, but it's always there.

September 18, 2013

Source: http://www.ospreypacks.com/

The sales page for Tal Leming's handsome new typeface, Balto, has a remarkable "Try it" section. You can test the font with live webtext on a book and a few other objects.

September 17, 2013

Source: https://typesupply.com/fonts/balto

Automatic did a great job with their setup process. They knew you'd be looking under your dashboard so they included a flashlight toggle to help you find the port.

September 17, 2013

Source: http://automatic.com/