Vuk Trifkovic

Three Links & Sol Campbell


I - Hidden Lives of Ordinary Mechanical Pencils

Wonderful essay from excellent Object Lessons series curated by Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg.

I never got into mechanical pencils. Never developed the requisite light touch.

If you have an object to give lesson on - they are after contributors.

III - . . .

Read More

November 02, 2014

Nest in Suburbia

Connected home in the city

We might disagree on what is and is not IoT. We will all agree that the "learning thermostat" Nest is it.

Seeing Nest's recent video promoting their Works with Nest programme piqued my interest.

Nest Propaganda

"Nest propaganda" as Bruce Sterling had it is predictably polished piece of . . .

Read More

October 30, 2014

Three Links & Brutalism


I - 1990s Web makes a comeback

If it is in NY Mag and in Fast Company Design, it has got to be true.

I have not tried Facebook's Room yet, but following up on Ello's VC round and restructuring as public benefit corporation and the Tilde.Club, it feels like a genuine trend.

What's behind the trend? I . . .

Read More

October 24, 2014

Three Links & Saltimporten


I - "Aerial Bold - the typeface of the Earth"

Typography is all around, just we can't always see it.

Benedikt and Joey have a plan to scan satellite imagery and OpenStreetMap to discover letterforms '"written" into the topology of buildings, roads, rivers, trees, and lakes'.

A bit . . .

Read More

October 19, 2014

Three links & ciggie-pack footy kits


I - "While the world is discussing what to do with IS, Kurdish women are doing it"

At the start of the week I thought the link will be about a set of photo portraits of YPJ members and about how Marie Claire (of all places) framed the issue.

By the end of the week, I guess the story got bigger. Whatever happens at . . .

Read More

October 10, 2014

Why do we keep falling for "perfectly executing the wrong plan"?

Tomer Sharon at Wooga

UX talks are not rare these days in Berlin. Most are fairly forgettable. I'm glad I have not missed Tomer Sharon session organised by ├╝berproduct and Wooga.

As far as I could see, the deck presented was the same as the one from Google I/O 2014.

Lean, user research, yadda, yadda

The delivery was predictably . . .

Read More

October 09, 2014

Three links & an Arduino Project


I - Prototyping primer by Wildcard

Everyone is after good Prototyping tools. I've been big fan of Marvel since it was simple, straight out of Haggerston and since the founder is always quick to reach out on Twitter.

Card-tastic crew at Wildcard have much more experience and have shared it in a recent Smashing Magazine . . .

Read More

October 03, 2014


Cover image credit: