Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Smeg Fiat 500s

    Website of the day: Smeg Fiat 500s

    By 13 June 2013

    We mentioned this site last week when we first told you about Smeg’s plans to turn old Fiat 500s into designer fridges. It’s in Italian, but with English titles and navigation. And that made us curious. Why is it like that? It’s not as if smeg.fiat500design.com...

  • Website of the day: Someone Once Told Me

    Website of the day: Someone Once Told Me

    By 12 June 2013

    One of the staples of many interviews with people of note is to ask them to recount the one thing they were told that has stayed with them. It’s the old, “What’s the best advice you were given?” or “What inspired you?” question. These are...

  • Website of the day: Hot Drops

    Website of the day: Hot Drops

    By 11 June 2013

    It’s possible that we’re fast approaching a point in time where we’ll need sites to filter out the content that’s provided by the sites that filter out the content of the internet. You can subscribe to any number of these magazine style, digest...

  • Website of the day: McLaren

    Website of the day: McLaren

    By 10 June 2013

    Hands up anyone who wants to own a sports car. Keep your hand up if you want a Porsche. Okay, now keep them up if you want to own a Ferrari. A Lamborghini? Ooh, I know: a Pagani Zonda? Hmm, quite a few of you then. How about a McLaren? A few people wavering...

  • Website of the day: Interactive Game of Thrones Map

    Website of the day: Interactive Game of Thrones Map

    By 7 June 2013

    Before we begin, there are a couple of things I need to say. For legal reasons. Probably. First, I don’t watch Game of Thrones. Second, the site we’re recommending today contains spoilers for Game of Thrones. Normally, we wouldn’t worry too much...

  • Website of the day: Incredible Things

    Website of the day: Incredible Things

    By 6 June 2013

    It’s barbecue season. Or at least it’s supposed to be barbecue season... and every barbecue chef needs the right tools. And courtesy of incrediblethings.com we thing we’ve found just about the best barbecue chef’s accessory there is: the tactical...

  • Website of the day: Mum 2 Mum Market

    Website of the day: Mum 2 Mum Market

    By 5 June 2013

    As I write this, I am sitting on the veranda of a rented holiday home in the foothills of the Sierra Nieves in Spain. It’s beautiful (and luckily, hooked up to a half-decent broadband connection). I’m here with my family and we’re having a lovely...

  • Website of the day: What Uni?

    Website of the day: What Uni?

    By 4 June 2013

    Easily one of the biggest decisions any young person can make is which university to go to. It’s not like it used to be, when a degree was pretty much paid for by the state and all you had to do was show up to the occasional lecture. These days, a three-year...

  • Website of the day: Make Things Do Stuff

    Website of the day: Make Things Do Stuff

    By 3 June 2013

    There’s an awful lot being said at the moment about how evil the internet is and how perverts and pornographers are running roughshod over both common decency and the law alike. No change there then. The net has always been a dark place, and the sad...

  • Website of the day: Cannes Chivas Panorama

    Website of the day: Cannes Chivas Panorama

    By 31 May 2013

    The next time anyone says to you that you're not seeing "the big picture" you can simply send them this link: cannes.chivas.com. This incredible image of Cannes on the French Riviera, brought to us by the nice people at Chivas Regal whisky, shows the...

  • Website of the day: Tweetails

    Website of the day: Tweetails

    By 29 May 2013

    There's nothing more life-affirming than being told you're a genius. It doesn't happen that often, at least for most people it doesn't. But if you're a Twitter user, that's just what tweetails.com might do for you. There are any number of online surveys...

  • Website of the day: Lorem Pixel

    Website of the day: Lorem Pixel

    By 28 May 2013

    Here's one that a designer friend told us about, so bear with us, because it is a little bit niche. But if you’re in the creative industries you might be interested in lorempixel.com simply because it's so easy to use. And even better, it's free. An...

  • Website of the day: We Buy Books

    Website of the day: We Buy Books

    By 27 May 2013

    Moving from print to screen is a big step. Newspapers are trying to do it, magazines are starting to make it work quite well, and, arguably, the advertising world is starting to make the move successfully too. But there has been one transition that has...

  • Website of the day: Yummypets

    Website of the day: Yummypets

    By 24 May 2013

    Occasionally, just occasionally we are struck dumb by something we are sent. Sometimes it’s an exclusive story, or a sneaky peek at an upcoming new gadget. Sometimes it’s just something so mind-blowingly awesome that you simply can’t find the words....

  • Website of the day: Repixl

    Website of the day: Repixl

    By 23 May 2013

    It’s rare these days that you’ll see an image that isn’t of at least passable quality. The age of grainy, out of focus, badly exposed photos is fast coming a distant memory as the technology we all carry around in our pockets makes capturing brilliant...

  • Website of the day: Coffitivity

    Website of the day: Coffitivity

    By 22 May 2013

    If you're lucky enough to be employed somewhere that supports flexible working, you’ve probably stretched the boundaries of where it’s possible to do some work from time to time. Trains, planes, boats – they all have Wi-Fi these days. Heck, you...

  • Website of the day: GeoGuessr

    Website of the day: GeoGuessr

    By 21 May 2013

    Here’s an easy question for you: where are you? Where are you, exactly? Said it was easy, didn’t we? All you need to do is take a quick glance around and you’ll know exactly where you are. It’ll be somewhere you’re very familiar with, or if...

  • Website of the day: Please Press 1

    Website of the day: Please Press 1

    By 20 May 2013

    There aren’t too many things more soul-destroying on the phone than hearing those dreaded words “if you’d like to pay your bill, press 1”. Because then you know you’re heading into a labyrinthine world of options, sub-options, dead ends and...

  • Website of the day: Food Revolution Day

    Website of the day: Food Revolution Day

    By 17 May 2013

    Are you a foodie? If so, how old were you when that happened? At what age did you actually say “Ooh, that looks nice” or “I think I’ll try something different for dinner…”? We’re guessing it probably wasn’t when you were a child, because,...

  • Website of the day: Space

    Website of the day: Space

    By 16 May 2013

    Back in March we were all a-flutter about the Voyager space programme and whether or not it had finally reached the edge of our Solar System. The debate rages, but one thing we couldn’t really answer at the time, was just how far away is that? You can...

  • Website of the day: This Isn't Happiness

    Website of the day: This Isn't Happiness

    By 15 May 2013

    It’s difficult to explain exactly what thisisnthappiness.com actually is, because it’s not really a blog and it’s not really a standard Tumblr either. What is most definitely is though, is a collection of links, images and design-orientated ephemera...

  • Website of the day: Textastrophe

    Website of the day: Textastrophe

    By 14 May 2013

    Are you a trusting soul? Do you always like to see the best in people? Do you want to believe that everybody has at least some redeeming qualities and that essentially they are all, at heart, basically honest? Has the internet taught you nothing? If you...

  • Website of the day: People Tree

    Website of the day: People Tree

    By 13 May 2013

    We touched on this topic last week, but the clothing industry - and, specifically, where our clothes actually come from - is still in the news. For decades, we’ve all enjoyed affordable fashions, and very few of us have given a second thought to the...

  • Website of the day: Partridge Gets Lucky

    Website of the day: Partridge Gets Lucky

    By 10 May 2013

    We shouldn’t complain, but four-day weeks always unsettle us a little bit. Tuesday feels like Monday, all of a sudden it’s Wednesday, which feels a bit like Thursday for some reason, and wait – isn’t it Friday yet? Hang on, yes it is. No, wait,...

  • Website of the day: The Love of Coffee

    Website of the day: The Love of Coffee

    By 9 May 2013

    Regular readers will know that this journalistic army marches on caffeine. We love a good brew, but we’re all very different people and the way we all take our coffee is as varied and eclectic as we are. For some it’s straight up, black, unadulterated....