Daily Inspiration

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A blunt summary of interesting articles i found in printed magazines Fonk, MacFan, Management Team, Net and Wired. For inspiration and education.


Fonk, May 19 – News for media, marketing and advertising

European Design Awards 2015

The 9th European Design Awards were announced in Istanbul on Saturday, May 23. The Jury Prize went to the De Designpolitie (What Design Can Do). White Studio won the Best of Show Award for the new identity of the city of Porto, Portugal.

A new identity for www.rnw.org by KoeweidenPostma. The organisation was formerly known as ‘Radio Nederland Wereldomroep.

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Interview with Michael Dijkstra Taurel (Globrands). Corporate branding > 2 schools (1) product (2) company. The corporate story is leading. Focus Shift: new clients and investors. Building steps: (a) CB as strategic management-tool (b) story+behaviour, see also Vitality-concept Unilever (c) inspire employees (d) flexibility and innovation overpower the concept of consistency.


MacFan 118 – for all users of Mac, iPhone or iPad

Apple Research Kit

With iOS 8, Apple introduced HealthKit, a powerful tool that allows health and fitness apps on iPhone to work together.

Invoice software icon

Pro and cons of invoicing software Billings (subscription) vs. GrandTotal (product).

Book of Bad Arguments

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments is a book on critical thinking written and directed by Ali Almossawi and illustrated by Alejandro Giraldo. The book describes 19 logical fallacies using a set of illustrations, in which various characters participate.

Film St Vincent

St. Vincent is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theodore Melfi. The film stars Bill Murray as the title character and features Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Naomi Watts.


MT 37 – food for managers

Management Team Magazine

A review of anti-stress applications (SAM, breath2relax, Pplkpr etc). See also: Tech Times Best de-stress apps for 2015

Rollor suit carrier

The Rollor suitroller is probably the best suitcarrier in the world, the first product on the market with amazing anti-crease, technology inside. Design by Teun van der Laan.

Passion for Vinyl

With 33 presses, Record Industry (Haarlem, The Netherlands) is the largest vinyl pressing plant in Europe. See also #RSD14 3voor12.


Net 268 – the voice of webdesign

Sketch app icon

Sketch is a professional vector graphics app with a beautiful interface and powerful tools. It is one of the more popular apps for ux- and interface designers at the moment according to the Design Tools Survey by Khoi Vinh.

Affinity app screen

Affinity Designer, by Serif Labs, is the Editor’s Choice winner on the Apple App Store at the time and new contendor for Adobe’s Illustrator software. And what to think of Affinity Photo (in beta) and Affinity Publisher (announced)? See also the article in Techzine.

Keynote app icon

Apple’s presentation software Keynote is truly multifunctional and can also be used for making animationsinfographics and prototypes (wireframing).

Perf app home screen

Perf Rocks. Curated resources that help you build lightning fast websites.

Hello Monday website screen

Hello Monday create unique Digital Experiences and Brand Identities that tickles the brain and pleases the eye.

Portrait Jessica Moon

Digital Therapy art director Jessica Moon (art director Digital Therapy) explores techniques to help creatives to appear more impressive in client meetings. An overview: (1) be a bee (2) keep the flow (3) look for new angles (4) explore extreme ideas.

Net 269 – the voice of webdesign

Cover Working with brand & design guidelines

Promotion for ‘Working with brand & design guidelines’ by Rachel Shillcock (Ebook 3 GBP).

Website Snacks Quarterly

Snacks Quarterly is an online publication that celebrates snacks in all their forms.

Great Discontent magazine covers

The Great Discontent (TGD) is a triannual print publication and online magazine featuring candid interviews with those who create.


Wired July 2015 – where tomorrow is realized

Olympus M5 camera

Advertisement for the 40 megapixel Olympus M5 camera.


Wall tiles (Moon) by Lindstén

Swedish designer Johan Lindstén has designed these beautiful sculptural sound absorbent tiles called Moon.