Noizio – your subtle companion

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I’m am very much a lazy music lover. I stick to curated playlists on Spotify, or playlists I made many moons ago when I had more time for such things. I have to be careful with what I listen to during the day, otherwise I find myself listening to the lyrics of songs, trying to work out what they *actually* mean, or just singing along at the top of my lungs.

Today, I found Noizio. A subtle mix of white-noise sounds to help you de-stress and focus.

I’m hooked.


Keeping Me Busy Today

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I’m just putting the finishing touches to this blog post before running out of work and heading to the School of Visual Arts, NYC – to speak to some students tonight. Very honoured. I love speaking to students.

Here’s a short run-down of what’s been keeping me busy today, aside from stepping into my first encounter with designing for the Apple Watch.

How my app ended up in an Apple Ad and what happened next
Sustain your Energy with Bulletproof Coffee
Shipping Side Projects
To the Young Designer

 The Creators – Official Documentary 
Hat tip to @Melkirk

Monodraw – 
I love when I “view source” and see this kind of art. I’ve always wondered how it was done. Monodraw looks interesting all round. Worth a peek.




Skala Colour – 
An extraordinary colour picker for designers and developers.
If you’re a designer, of any sort, this is a must.


Skala Color


March Apple Event 2015


For reference, I have the 15″ Retina Macbook Pro, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB ram + 1tB hard drive. It’s hard for me to compare Apples to Apples (quite literally) when you have a high specification machine like that.

My good friend Jessica Hische convinced me back in 2013 to stop working between an iMac and a laptop, and instead get a high-spec laptop and a display. She was right, I haven’t looked back since.

The portability (read: weight) of the Retina Macbook Pro, for someone who travels a lot, is the main issue for me. It’s heavy, it doesn’t fit well in any constrained space like airplanes or train tables, and I spend my entire time on a plane, worried the person in front of me is going to recline their chair and break my screen. Battery life runs at about 3 hours for me, and always has, even if I’ve only got a lightweight code editor open. Continue Reading


International Women’s Day


I’ve spent a lot of my week bothered by the treatment of women in business, not just the web industry, business as a whole. I’ve had some pretty horrendous things happen recently; enough to firmly know that I cannot be alone in this. There must be a lot of silenced and fearful females out there right now.

For those of you know have followed me for a while, you’ll know I’m not backwards in coming forwards about articles of this nature. I also pride myself on the fact I think I’m quite balanced. I don’t think we should have any special rights, be treated differently or be above men. I think it’s actually more about being listened to with an understanding that it’s  a safe subject to talk about, right now. Anything more, is too much of a big hurdle. Small steps, greater gains.

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