This week’s free vector: mobile phone icons

Sometimes an icon design is the difference between a successful app and a fluke. Apple’s Head of Interaction, Jony Ive, gets this simple truth. That’s why the new icons for iOS7 are mostly designed not by the app people but by the marketing and communications department: who better than them understands the wants and needs of the zeitgeist? So, to you out there who are on the same page with Jony and his team, here is a little free boost from ClassyCatStudio:

Vector mobile phone icons

Mobile phone icons| Stock Vector © Depositphotos | ClassyCatStudio

5 gorgeous things, people and destinations to pay attention to this week end

Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people. They move 5 to 10 times per year, building huts when the temperature is -40 and herding reindeer for transportation, clothing and food. “Before They Pass Away,” a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, gives us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world.

Photographs of vanishing tribes before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson

 Before They Pass Away | Photo © Jimmy Nelson |

Camera phone vs. DSLR: will one ever replace the other?

Camera phones are getting smarter every day; more pixels are being stuffed into smaller packages and the question whether or not camera phones will ever replace DSLR burns more and more. Indeed, why tote around a truck load of equipment when there are some camera phone manufacturers offering truly astonishing pixel for dollar punch?

Digital camera text clouds

Digital camera text clouds | Stock Photo © Depositphotos | saidin

Well, pixels aren’t everything. The king here is image sensor and that notion alone should put your doubts to rest: the DSLR is here to stay. And even though it’s obvious that image sensors in camera phones will keep getting more sophisticated in time, they are most likely going to be unable to circumvent the laws of physics. Let us explain what we mean. Fair warning: even in laymen’s terms it’s going to get fairly technical, so bear with us for a few moments.

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