Sunday, June 24, 2007

Some Good Thoughts

“I would rather make 1 percent on the efforts of 100 people than 100 percent on my own efforts.” - J. Paul Getty

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." - Katherine Mansfield

"If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying." - Coleman Hawkings

"Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves." - Lawrence LeShan

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you." - William Arthur Ward

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming." - Goethe

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Yoyo Concept Phone

This has to be one of the most unique mobile phone design concepts in ages. Forget the sliders, clamshells, and candybar phones - the Yoyo form factor wants to make its way into your hands.

The name of the phone comes from its shape; it looks like a yoyo. It even allows you to wrap your headphone wires around the inner housing of the handset - just like you'd do with the string of a real yoyo.

The Yoyo phone was designed for NEC by US designer Shaik Ridzwan. Right now it's just a concept, but who knows, maybe one day they'll actually manufacture it.