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Decitectural is a web application designed to assist designer-type people in converting between decimal notation and that pesky feet-and-inches way of writing units commonly known as architectural notation (or imperial notation, if you prefer).

You can check it out here at www.decitectural.com.



A quick plug for a new iPhone app, designed and developed by one of my Netsight cohorts, Mike Rhodes.

Divided is an intelligent bill splitting application for your iPhone, which quickly calculates who owes what when dining out with buddies. Simple splits are lightening fast, but when things get complex, because Bridget didn’t have the wine and Dave splashed out on the sirloin, Divided’s adjustment function makes sure there are no more strained looks across the table as you work out everyone’s total.

Elegantly designed and simple to use, Divided is available now from the App Store.


GraphyCalc, by Dean McNamee, is a neat web based 3d graphing calculator using Canvas.

Behance Action Method

Loving these new additions to Behance’s excellent ‘Action Method’ line of paper products designed for organisation — The Action Journal, Action Cahier and Dot Grid Journal.

Behance Action Method

Behance Action Method


A wise man once said “We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch.” With multiple windows and applications all vying for our attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around.

Ommwriter is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us – our capacity to concentrate.

It is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, revindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.

If you are a scriptwriter, blogger, journalist, copywriter, poet or just someone who enjoys writing, welcome back to concentrating.

How to save out your png’s to guarantee a consistent color/saturation quality across all browsers:

  1. In Photoshop, turn on proof colors (view > proof colors)
  2. Make sure your proof setup is set to “monitor rgb” (view > proof setup > monitor rgb)
  3. When you save for web, make sure you do 24 bit png, interlacing OFF, and uncheck convert to srgb

Via swissmiss.

Stacey is an easier way to create a portfolio site. No database setup or installation files, simply drop the application on a server and it runs. Your content is managed by creating folders and editing text files. No login screens, no ‘cms’.

DIY Agent Provcateur undies

Always wanted some Agent Provocateur underwear, but too poor to pay?

Here’s the thrifty solution using nothing more than a couple of pairs of tights and some offcuts of material.

Alternatively you could check out the Agent Provocateur Sale.

Progress Packaging

Progress Packaging are specialists in the production of design led creative packaging and they have an extensive collection of pretty cool packaging projects under their belt, covering a wide range of materials, processes and formats.

Studio On Fire

If you are an afficianado of great letterpress printing, then you need to check out the Beast Pieces from letterpress technicians, Studio On Fire.