Month: January 2012

February's just around the corner, so we've compiled our favourite most-enticing wallpapers to welcome in the month with the download links. Plus, we've added in the ones adorning our own screens--see if you can guess which belongs to whom!

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Danielle Pronio, a designer here at Radii, grew up in a photography-focused family.  Running a family business, her parents offer wedding photography services--so Danielle came to Radii with a a trained eye and a strong background in visual art.  While she chose to pursue graphic arts instead, she still lends a hand to photography when something in particular catches her eye.  Here she shares a variety of her captures.

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If our eyes aren't glazed over enough from lines of code or too much caffeine, we're reading up on the hottest articles and events in our industry.  Here's our favourite can't-miss links from last week!

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How often do you get the chance to render the design for the trailer of an NBA basketball team? We’re guessing there’s just not enough trailers for this to happen too often.  So we were thrilled to get to work with Matt and Dwayne of Defined Designs to create a corporate theme build for the Toronto Raptors.

Looks real, doesn't it? But is it?
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Although we unfortunately were not able to attend this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in person, we have been following its coverage closely. Below are just a few of the hottest tech gadgets that really caught our attention.

1. Lytro Camera

http://www.lytro.com/

This is without a doubt one of the coolest new devices shown at CES this year. The Lytro camera is completely unconventional both in its design and its functionality but we have a feeling we’ll be seeing much more of this technology implemented in future devices. The Lytro camera captures all of the light in its field of view which amazingly allows you to change the focus of your photos after the fact. No more blurry auto-focus woes.

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With the new (and some might say final) year underway, there's no better time than now to get your life in tip top shape. These six task management apps will help you to manage and organize everything from remembering what to pick up at the grocery store to managing complex projects with multiple team members.

1. Workflowy

https://workflowy.com/

This is one app that has been getting some tremendous buzz lately and its easy to see why. The beauty of Workflowy is that it doesn't force you to create to-do lists in any particular way, it is a completely free-form task management app that lets you build and organize lists exactly the way you want to. Also its completely free so there's no reason not to give it a try.

Pro Tip: Use Fluid on OSX to create a WorkFlowy experience that is sheer bliss.

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They say nothing's free, but that's not always true.  During this month we're holding a special promotion to get everyone to visit our Facebook page, check out the cool things we're up to, and have the chance to win one of three free $50 Amazon gift cards.

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It's almost hard to believe we've finished our first week of 2012; it's flown by so quickly. We've been busy setting our goals for this year and aligning our workflow practices to meet them. In the course of looking to the future, we've scoured the internet seeking the best examples of out-of-the-box inspiration--this time, with crazy and clever typography. Enjoy!

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Our studio is filled with creators who love new ideas—but they can’t always wait around for inspiration to strike.  So we love to keep a steady stream of inspirational pieces around the office, and what better way is there to liven up your screen than some of the best designed wallpaper out there?  Without further ado, here are our favourite new wallpapers to get your creative juices flowing in this new year!

2012 Calendar by Danny Prusseit and FKSD. Download

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