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Gucci site relaunch

Gucci site relaunch

Gucci revamp their site with Web 2.0 technology instead of Flash and the results are pretty impressive. All the smooth transitions of the original flash site have been emulated with AJAX to produce a site with the finely crafted appeal of a gucci handbag. +...

iainclaridge.net crashing safari

It would appear that my blog is occasionally crashing safari – this is something I am looking into and will hopefully have sorted soon. In the meantime apologies to all you safari users – maybe you wouldn’t mind browsing in one of the less buggy browsers such as firefox. opera is also nice and now my current browser of choice for surfing – though sticking to firefox for my development work. “what about Internet explorer?” i hear you say – now that...
cool homemade postcards

cool homemade postcards

Take some magazine cuttings, a gluestick and a laterally thinking mind and you too can come up with splendidly funny creations such as these homemade postcards from Jon. + postcards I have...

Art at Swiss Re

Art at Swiss Re welcomes you to discover unexpected gems of contemporary art in a virtual tour that covers two decades of art collecting at Swiss Re. + www.artatswissre.com
Honda Zoomer

Honda Zoomer

Got to get myself one of these badboys. I love the utilitarian looks of this motor scooter – the Honda Zoomer. + Zoomerzine...

Youth

Youth is not a time of life — it is a state of mind; it is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a predominance of courage over limidity, of the appetite for adventure over love of ease. Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years; people Years wrinkle away the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self distrust, fear and despair — these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust....
Dieter’s Top Ten

Dieter’s Top Ten

Taken from metropolismag.com. Dieter Rams: “I have distilled the essentials of my design philosophy into ten points. But these points cannot be set in stone because just as technology and culture are constantly developing, so are ideas about good design.” 1. Good design is innovative. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology and can never be an end in itself. When...

Web Designer Magazine Article

I discuss my life, work and love of airline baggage labels, in a two page interview which appears in the February 2006 issue of Web Designer Magazine. Here is an unedited version of the article: What influenced your career in the new media industry and what kind of academic or professional training proved most valuable? My formal training is in engineering and apart from a couple of courses undertaken at the BBC whilst working on BBC Online projects, I am self taught in interactive design. My...

Inspirational quotes

Here is a list of all the inspirational quotations that appear randomly in the sidebar of the pages in my blog. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come. Matt Groening The great artist is the simplifier. Henri-Frederic Amiel Chaos often breeds life, where order breeds...
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