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Retrolounge 4/24/03 Description:
bringing you the best of bygone eras - your source to find the coolest retro links on the web (Flash)
"It's no novelty that many of today's creative works are strongly influenced by the masters of bygone eras." Patrícia's admiration "of all things with a retro feeling" is conveyed in the concept and design. Today's pick is an alternative portal, focused on providing "cool retro links" in a wide selection of categories. From architecture to music, toys to fashion, and advertising to cars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, Patrícia's big collection of pointers will serve your curiosity well...explore! [emptydrome]
colour-minded 4/23/03 Description:
a selection of colourfull paintings... (Flash)
Jurgen formed a most appropriate nickname with some characters from his real surname. As a painter, he goes by the moniker of "BRANT." He'll be graduating in June, having earned his second degree from College Sint-Lucas in Ghent, Belgium. Visual arts and graphic design are his specialties and just a peek at his showcase of paintings will tell you he's one talented dude. Great design and real art. Take more than a peek and colour yourself inspired...
SnakPak Dot Info 4/11/03 Description:
a developing and leap-frogging sketchbook of ideas
So. What were they thinking when they created the .info top-level domain? There's Germany.info, the home page of the German Embassy in Washington, which bills itself as "Your German Information Source." Seems to demonstrate an appropriate usage of the new suffix. Today's pick is also a .info site. It has all kinds of content, but it seems to be one guy's little creative playground and I'm not sure where the "info" comes in. Then again, I may visit it one day and see that it's become an ecommerce site, selling little packets of vitamins and supplements and then it'll all make sense. Silly? Me? I guess. "What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Information?" You can't pin that one on me. Those were Jim's words, not mine. He's the guy behind today's pick, an odd assortment of amusements that I'll leave to you to explore. Me? I like the army of pink flamingoes myself. Jim also once said, "Great Project (yours, I mean)!" Exactly. Right back at ya, Jim...
extrajetzt® composer 4/9/03 Description:
the application with the Bananabow
This cool Flash application, described as being "like a drum computer with a synced-up synthesizer" is still a work that's "growing with time." Andre and David are working "to get more functions running" and I'm sure the 3 betatesters are kept busy at the moment. When they add the "save" feature, allowing users to share their tracks with others, that'll be a major step. Right now, there's a library of samples one can incorporate into their own tracks and the various devices that make up the interface are quite impressive. Seeing they already have a packaging design and some trademarks in place (as a joke, perhaps), I'm not sure what the application is destined to become beyond an obvious promotional vehicle for Andre and David's work, but I'm jumping on it today because it's an interesting development project in progress that's a gas to play with, too...
Exposur3 4/4/03 Description:
photography by chrys, from seattle to stuttgart
Chrys calls it "a place to exercise creativity." Though it currently focuses on photography, there's other art forms that interest Chrys and the site is also intended as a means to "to gain further knowledge and insight" into other areas. Four different cameras and a love for travel show up in the "foto galerie" which currently houses over 60 shots with a "collections" section coming soon. There's a "writtenword" section as you enter the site with plenty of visual content as well. Nice design/implementation of movabletype, and better yet, great photos...
winnerssociety 4/2/03 Description:
happiness - a time of better (Flash)
It took quite a while, but I finally made it to the "thank you" page of the seemingly endless volley of visual goodness and positive thoughts. "Join us for a few moments of success and merriment - we have raised the bar... life can be good." It seems Mr. Palpa is on a mission to help make things better, particularly when it comes to attitude. "Mutual understanding goes great lengths" says the guy behind the "association of very intelligent people" with the name that "means peace." Follow the subtly floating leaf and keep moving forward through his outstanding visual works and snippits of thought. "Believe. Risk. Live." In the end, you'll feel inspired on several levels and, if you're lucky, you'll even feel refreshed. No, Palpa. Thank you!