Weekly inspiration // Week two

This weeks inspiration has an array of things for you to nibble at. Some are inspiring, some are just amusing and others are simply off the chart of awesomeness.

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop

This video cropped up on Twitter or Delicious (can't quite remember where) showing an interesting concept. I think I could get on board with some of the ideas, like showing the countdown on the boiling kettle but for me there's way too much guff to look at which seems to obscure your view of the real world. Still an interesting watch.

Charlie Brooker on the Twilight Saga

Having not seen nor have any intention of seeing the Twilight Saga, I tend to avoid anything to do with it, but throw Charlie Brooker into the mix and I'm there. This is a hilarious rant on how some portrayals of vampires in movies these days are far from menacing.

Grain & Gram

A beautifully simple design and inspirational content. This is how all website should be.


A video that is just shy of ten minutes long had better be worth it in my opinion. This definitely is.

All the small things by Relly Annett-Baker

An audio recording of Relly Annett-Baker's excellent presentation about microcopy from this year's Web Directions @media conference. Slides to accompany the audio can be found on the Web Directions site.

Reversed Logotype

I've got to be honest, I don't read as many blogs as I used to, I simply don't have the time to keep up with my RSS reader these days. I do keep up with certain blogs on a regular basis, Jon Tan's site, however, is one that I haven't visited very often and I really am going to start.

Superhero art

I stumbled across this by accident in a related links section of a site and it spurred me on to get my pens out and start drawing again. The work is that of illustrator Christopher Uminga. Keep you eye on my site's design in the future to see how this has influenced me.