Category Archives: Inspiration

What doesn’t kill you inspires you.

Google releases open source font system for everyone

By | October 10, 2016

There seems to be nothing better that a completeness. Google has recently published a Noto font that contains more than 800 languages and 110,000 characters. All Noto fonts are licensed under OFL. There will be no ‘tofu’ anymore! Enjoy! But we’ll see if it contains this ‘Biang‘ Chinese character or not later. But since it’s not in unicode… Read More »

Reading through closed books with terahertz – MIT Media Lab

By | September 13, 2016

One step forward to be able to read book without flipping a page. This is interesting if it gets mature. I would like to combine this with text-to-speech. Put a book on a desk and boom, there you go the bed time story.     Spatial resolution, spectral contrast, and occlusion are three major bottlenecks in… Read More »

Crazy Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

By | September 4, 2016

“Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, uses “chip grafting” to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits, or fruits with pits.” I never knew that it is possible to grow mango and harvest peach. It is amazing that someone could actually graft so many different fruit branches… Read More »

How to Create a Floral Portrait Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

By | May 29, 2016

Manipulating and decorating your pictures is an artistic work. Jenny Le explains this techniques in an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial. You’ll appreciate the technique of drawing “flowery” branches and manipulating colors. I am amazed to learn liquify tool is so powerful and handy. The technique may not be simple for beginner but once you’re… Read More »