Designing 007 ›

The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962’s Dr No to this year’s Skyfall, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world’s most influential and iconic movie brand.

I’ll be visiting this look at the 50 years of Bond. I love the style and design that the films ooze, particularly the newer films for Daniel Craig and the older films for Connery.

A Week With iOS Six ›

Of all the announcements Apple made at WWDC last week, iOS 6 is the one which excites me the most. Well, to be more accurate, Siri excites me the most. Chuck Skoda gives an interesting view of one week with iOS 6, further enticing me to upgrade (if I can) when the new iPhone arrives.

Little Thing: Desks on The Brooks Review ›

A timely post by Ben Brooks considering I will be looking for a new desk at some point in the next 8 weeks. Ben highlights three little things to consider when buying a new desk.

Technically, desks are really big things, and most people will take their time in finding one that they like and that fits their office/room. This post isn’t about finding a good desk, it’s about making sure that you look at three little things about desks before you buy your next desk.

Quantum of Solace Typography ›

I caught a portion of the most recent Bond film, Quantum of Solace, the other day. The little intro shots with the name of place written in various fonts really caught my attention, I liked them and just wanted to point you all to somewhere you could see them.

Suns out for my first day of holiday and Windsor looks lovely!

Are We Using Geofencing Wrong? — The Brooks Review ›

When Apple announced their reminders app, and a new API, that allows geofencing in iOS, I was pretty pumped. To be able to schedule a task to alert you the moment you enter or leave a location seemed pretty cool. But, as with many things, the demo proved to be much cooler than the actual real world use case.

Ben’s not alone with this feeling. I was excited when Geofencing was released, I always forget stuff at the supermarket so the notion of being reminded when I arrived to buy something sounded great. In practise not so much.

Since Instapaper with background update locations launched I’ve been putting it to use on my iPhone. It’s brilliant and I already want more developers to implement something similar (hint, hint Instacast). It feels like this is such an obvious thing to do that I’m baffled no one thought of it sooner. It feels like this kind of thing is what Apple created the Geofences for.

If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore …” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

(Via Iain Broome.)

If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a…

Every entrepreneur wants the following things and selling your company doesn’t change them. You want to be… solving a problem that makes the world better, working with people you like and respect, free to be creative, hitting milestones and making progress, challenged and learning

Ryan Carson

(Via Chris Bowler.)

Selling your company doesn’t make you happy

It’s Coldplay!

Coldplay! +@espiper @davidpiper86