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…It’s Things Thursday: Swims?


Crocs may be going out of style (and for many people, they never came into style in the first place), but that just means that something else needs to take their place.

Swims are definitely trying, and the waterproof overshoe actually does provide some function, so it’s not just all form.

Available in either Classic (low) or Mobster (high) style, Swims are designed to slip over your regular shoes, and provide protection from the elements.

Can these take the throne from the current Croc king?


…Maison Martin Margiela says “Cheers”?

CheersThough I don’t usually agree with a lot of man jewelry, I think I could make an exception for this Cheers ring from Maison Martin Margiela.

With an antique brass look, it doesn’t scream “shiny thing, look at me”, and with a built in bottle opener, it adds a lot of function with just a little bit of form. Plus, the “Cheers” that is engraved in script on the top adds a nice little touch of class to an already classy ring.

Beer rings? I’ll take ’em.

[Maison Martin Margiela]

[Via: Acquire]

…Flow has an amazing icon?


A popular program’s icon is something that you probably interact with on a daily basis, so it’s always interesting to get into the mind of an icon designer to see just what decisions they’re making during their design process.

Sebastiaan de With is the man behind the new icon for Flow (an FTP client for the Mac that is heavy on both form and function) and his work is fantastic.

The end result is a swirl (or is it a flow) of colors that grabs the eye and demands clickage, but the steps that he takes to get to that end result are what’s interesting.

Flow there now.

[Cocoia Blog – Designing Flow’s Icon: Our Favorite Attractor]


[Via: Shawn Blanc]

…Paper Mario World lets you play the plumber?

Paper Mario World

Paper Mario World is an impressively thorough Flash game.

Though it’s only one world, the graphics, music, and controls are all true to Mario form, and it’s got plenty of side scrolling action for the fans. Plus, there are even secrets and bosses to round it all out, so get ready to once again smash and bash your way through a land of Goombas and Doombas.

[Paper Mario World]

[Via: Random Good Stuff]