Archive for January, 2013

Have You Seen The Sun?

04

Jan

2013

I don’t know about you, but where I live, I haven’t seen the sun in days. In those dark and rainy days of winter, I like to look at other things that inspire me.

Sleeping Beauty, Karwendel, Bavaria, Garmisch
Geroldsee near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

Everybody who knows me at least one bit, might have realized that I’m a design nut. I love icon design, user interfaces, conceptual navigation and generally lust after some perfectly crafted pixels. So this post will be dedicated to one of my favorite web apps that just recently received a major update and boasts one of the most stunning implementations of Adam Whitcroft’s (@adamwhitcroft) Climacons.

Welcome, SUN.

Sun Web App 1

Sun is a beautiful weather app designed by Jakob Henner. The previous version was powered by Google’s weather API, which since has been retired. The new Sun rises (mind the pun!) through weather data provided by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and offers a brand new forecast view, some easy-to-learn gestures, several color themes, sounds and animations.

What I probably love the most about the app, besides the beautiful, hand-crafted pixels, is the fact that depending on the color theme you’ve chosen, the app icon on the homescreen changes its colors too. Loading the new colors takes a little but on those dull, drizzly days, I enjoy those 3 extra seconds to switch from a stunning blue with hints of orange to a bright and sunny egg-yolk.

Sun Web App 2

The forecast view, like the rest of the app, is drop-dead gorgeous. Very subtle gradients, a beautiful grid pattern and a detailed forecast with temperatures and wind speeds for the next couple of days, all revealed with a simple tap.

To install the app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, simply browse to: pattern.dk/sun/ on your iDevice and add it to your homescreen. You won’t regret it.

What is your favorite web app?
Where do you find inspiration?
Let me know in the comments.

David

P.S. Don’t forget the #blackjanuarysale on prints, framed prints and gallery wraps!

Black January Sale – Up to 25% Off

02

Jan

2013

First off, happy New Year everyone.

May it be filled with nothing but the best!

To celebrate the beginning of the new year, I’ll have a #blackjanuarysale on prints, canvas gallery wraps and framed prints, running from today till January 31st, 2013. (Wow, that was hard to type.)

blackjanuarysale-full

The best part is, while the name — a play on the Black Friday sales event before Thanksgiving — might suggest otherwise, this sale is not limited to black and white images. The full range of color prints is at least 20% off, framed 15% off.

But wait, didn’t you say up to 25% off? Yes, that’s right. Share the following text via Twitter or share my posts on Facebook and/or Google+, send me a link to your share or a screenshot in an email and you’ll get an additional 5% off.

Text to tweet:

Save up to 25% on prints from David Richter Photography. Infos here: http://davidrichterphotography.com/blog/black-january-print-sale/ #blackjanuarysale via richter_photo

Even if you don’t have any wall space available right now, I’d appreciate it if you would retweet or share this post with your friends. I’m offering virtual high-fives and a shout-out on twitter for your efforts. 😉

Also, tomorrow I’ll have all images from 2012 that I processed so far added to the galleries. So if you’ve seen an image on 500px or flickr TODAY that you’d like as a print, no problem. They are equally available. Any questions about the sale? Drop me a line at sale (at) davidrichterphotography (dot) com or leave a comment below.

David