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Mac & iPhone (new) Technical

Sync your Facebook events with iCal

As several friends have asked me how I keep up with events, I thought I’d write a post sharing one of the tips.

You can find the Events you join on Facebook directly in your iCal on your Mac. This is useful consolidate your events, and can even synchronize with your iPhone and iPad!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Facebook events (https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar)
  • Click on the gear icon on the top right
  • Select Export
  • Click the “upcoming events” link in the lightbox that will appear
  • It will open a subscription box directly in iCal
  • Click Subscribe and you’ll find Facebook Events in the Subscription list in the left column

Subscriptions can be set to auto-refresh.

 

Here are the steps visualized:

step 1
step 2
step 3

 

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Residential Building Brochure Design

Rosewood Gardens is a residential building in Beirut. The layout and graphic elements in the brochure are inspired by the lines of the building itself in an attempt to give a slightly unoriginal grid that complements the architectural design.

Brochure design © Danny Khoury 2011-2012
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Guggenheim Books Digitized and Free!

 

The Guggenheim Museum has offered a nice gesture especially for designers and artists by digitizing many of it’s out-of-print books and presenting them for free, according to the news by Imprint magazine:

Guggenheim Offers Free Books! — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.

Definitely worth a look!

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Design Graphic Design Green Design

“Greener” paper cup with no plastic cover!

I found this article on Fastcodesign.com about a new disposable paper cup without a plastic lid, which makes it a bit “greener”.

This cup is designed by Peter Herman, who partnered with Daren Bascome, of graphic-design firm Proverb, to form Compleat.

Source: Fastcodesign.com

Here’s more at:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665594/startup-radically-reinvents-the-disposable-coffee-cup-eliminating-plastic-lids

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Mac & iPhone (new) Technical

iPhone tip 1: Undo typing text.

The iPhone with iOS 3.0 and later has an Undo/Redo feature for typing.
To undo your last change, simply shake your mobile. To redo your last change, just shake the iPhone again.

[I actually found that out by coincidence]

Neat!

 

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Designing on Benches in Hamra Street! UPDATE!

The two benches I have designed-on and executed in Hamra street:

One is at the corner near Jack & Jones (Modca corner) and the other is facing Fransabank on the right side of the street.

The first bench tries to capture the spirit of Hamra, the energy & hype, the lights, the crowd, the restaurants and pubs during the day and at night.

While the second bench is a typographical interpretation of a quotation from Steve Jobs.

The quote says:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something” ~ Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

Once you read the quote and walk past it, you can look back at the bench and connect the black dots to read something else…

I knew I wanted to design the bench with a typographical approach using an inspirational quotation, but I couldn’t come up with anything yet that day. I woke up that morning with the sad news that Steve Jobs passed away, so it came to my mind to use one of his inspiring quotes. I thought it would also pay tribute to him that way too. It is a really interesting that even by passing away, he inspired me to do this design.

I hope you enjoy both benches.

To view the Interview on Helwé Beirut at LBCI, please check the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151237016269758

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