Often we designers ask each other where one finds inspiration. You can get inspired for great new designs from a big variety of sources, but in this post I would like to focus on the subject of nature.
Nature is all around us and it defines us. Our sense of beauty and order is largely based on natural forms and colors. This is why the proportions and rhythms of naturally formed subjects feel just right for a human eye.
The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on CarpetVista.com. You and your art will be marketed on Europe’s largest trading place for textile art.
Google just released a service that several other companies were experimenting with in the last years. Similar Images Search helps you find images that are similar, but not necessarily exactly the same. This can be very useful for certain projects and now that Google is behind this technology we have a huge library of images to search from.
To use it simply search for keywords and then click the Similar images link below the thumbnail. You can learn more by watching this goofy video by google:
Tweetmeme (Tmm) is a service built around the highly popular Twitter micro-blogging service. Tmm counts the number a certain web page has been tweeted about. If a certain page gets a lot of tweets it hits the Tmm front page, which will generate even more traffic.
Currently the Tmm home page only gets a few thousand visitors, so it's not even comparable to the traffic that digg can generate.
GMail Labs now offers embedding images into emails. Once you switch it on you will get a small picture icon in your toolbar. The interface is very similar to what you're used to in google sites. You can upload the files which appear as small thumbnails. Once you select the required image you have the option to resize them within your email message to thumbnail, medium, large and original dimensions.