Polaroid’s cool cam

Polaroid cool cam

Polaroid released its cool cam in 1988. It’s basically a pimped Polaroid 600 with fancy neon colours. More infos can be found in the Impossible Project – Camera Museum.

Susan Kare, Iconographer – About designing icons and symbols

Susan Kare is undoubtedly a pioneer of user interface graphics and pixel art. She worked on the original Macintosh Team at Apple and joined Steve Jobs at NeXT as a Creative Director. Among her portfolio many famous clients can be found, e.g. Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Paypal, Glam and many others. If you are interested in any of her artwork, limited edition prints both signed and numbered can be bought at kareprints.com

This is a talk regarding the design of icons and symbols and is actually quite interesting. So, check it out.

Instant – The story of Polaroid

I just recently read Christopher Bonanos’ Instant – The Story of Polaroid in a special limited edition published by Princeton Architectural Press, October 2012. On the back of the book it says:

“Edwin Land was one of Steve Jobs’s first heroes, and this book shows why. He created a startup in a garage that grew into a company that stood at the intersection of creativity and technology. This is a fascinating saga, both inspiring and cautionary, about innovation and visionary leadership.”

– Walter Isaacson, author of STEVE JOBS

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It comes in a beautiful slipcase inspired by the Polaroid colours and also contains the Faces of Polaroid booklet, presenting 16 contributors to the Polaroid products.

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It’s a great story about an exciting journey from becoming one of the most respected and innovative companies to a bitter and almost terminal cascade after loosing its innovative impetus.

Tuna Sashimi at Matsumi

Matsumi tuna sashimi
Toro, O-toro, Chūtoro and Hara-Toro sashimi sashimi

Being back in Hamburg for just a few days, I stopped by at Matsumi, my all time favourite Japanese Restaurant, for some delicious Sashimi. In fact, it was a gigantic sashimi platter with the finest assortment of fish selected by sushi chef Hideaki Morita.

Matsumi tuna sashimi
Toro, O-toro, Chūtoro and Hara-Toro sashimi

The tuna repertoire was of particular grandiosity… meaning yum yum yum. It was (from left to right) Toro, O-toro, Chūtoro and Hara-Toro.

Matsumi tuna sashimi - toro
toro sashimi
Matsumi tuna sashimi - o-toro
O-toro sashimi
Matsumi tuna sashimi - Chūtoro
Chūtoro sashimi
Matsumi tuna sashimi - Hara-Toro
Hara-Toro sashimi

Rest assured, I will be back for more.

Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own

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Minh Uong/The New York Times

Tim Cook, Making Apple His Own – A profile of Tim Cook by the New York Times about his leadership at Apple over the past years and the differences compared to Steve Jobs’s management style.

Daring Fireball: How Apple TV Might Disrupt Console Gaming

Daring Fireball: How Apple TV Might Disrupt Console Gaming

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid (Wired UK)

Impossible Instant Lab app

The Impossible Project: Bringing back Polaroid (Wired UK)

An article from 2009 about The Impossible Project in Wired UK with some details on their motivation, their inspiration by Edwin H. Land and their mission to save Polaroid instant photography from extinction.

They startet their project in 2008. It’s 2014 and they are still around, continuously improving their film material. So for now, they succeeded.