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Ableton Note, iOS music creation app

Ableton Note

iOS music creation app

I love Ableton’s products and have been a longstanding Live user for a good while. Note is up to the usual high standard and is a fantastic iOS app for sketching musical ideas. Play beats, melodies and even create recorded samples. Lots of fun.

🔗 ableton.com

Paradise Marsh, Game

Paradise Marsh

Game

For transparency, I’ve not played this new game from Etienne Trudeau yet, but I intend to very soon. It looks like a really cute, whimsical adventure. The fact it’s described as “a short contemplative game about catching frogs and restoring stars in the sky” says it all.

🔗 paradisemarsh.com

Pencil Booth, Newsletter platform

Pencil Booth

Newsletter platform

Like Explore in the last issue, PencilBooth looks like another example of a nice upcoming platform for creative folks. It’s is a micro-newsletter service built for artists, where you share weekly updates of four images and news of what you’ve been up to. I’ve just popped myself on the waitlist.

🔗 pencilbooth.com

Knotwords, Game for iOS and Android

Knotwords

Game for iOS and Android

I’ve been playing this game from Zach Gage and Jack Schlesinger for a while now and I’m still hooked. It’s a smart sort of mash-up of crosswords and Boggle where you have to find the right words by working out where they to fit into the grid.

🔗 playknotwords.com

The Steve Jobs Archive, Website

The Steve Jobs Archive

Website

A nice little site gathering some ideals and values that motivated Steve Jobs throughout his life. Also with the lofty ambition of “building programs, fellowships, collections, and partnerships that reflect Steve’s values and carry his sense of possibility forward.”

🔗 stevejobsarchive.com

Six N. Five, Design studio

Six N. Five

Design studio

Staggeringly good 3D / animation work from this Barcelona design studio, featuring imaginary, dream-like worlds.

🔗 sixnfive.com

UAU Project, 3D Printed Homeware

UAU Project

3D Printed Homeware

UAU Project is a design studio creating and selling incredible, sustainable homeware. The Warsaw based duo experiments with 3D printing and high quality materials to create environmentally sound, beautiful products.

🔗 uaushop.eu

Learning Synths, Interactive Learning

Learning Synths

Interactive Learning

Learn about synthesisers in this magic site from Ableton. Play with a synth in your browser and learn all the different features to create your own sounds. This is an old favourite I’ve lost quite a bit of time to.

🔗 learningsynths.ableton.com

The History of User Interfaces, Online Guide

The History of User Interfaces

Online Guide

A nice little online catalogue of user interfaces that captures some key moments in the history of human-computer interaction.

🔗 history.user-interface.io

Automatoys, iOS game

Automatoys

iOS game

A super fun new iOS game from Idle Friday / Steffan Glynn.

🔗 idlefriday.com

Explore, Creative platform

Explore

Creative platform

As I get increasingly jaded about the likes of Instagram and other social networks, it's nice to see smaller contenders popping up with decent values and a positive vibe.

🔗 explore.family

Sophie Smallhorn, Artist

Sophie Smallhorn

Artist

I’m really drawn to colour and simplicity in art. And Smallhorn’s work has this in abundance. Love how she explores the relationships between colour, volume and proportion. And these are all real artworks, not renders.

🔗 sophiesmallhorn.co.uk