I’m a big fan of technology mainly because I love practicality and simplicity. Pocket is one that I’ve been using for a few years. However, recently, I’ve come across a few more that I’ve been really enjoying. I got more than a few questions about where I’ve downloaded them, so I thought I might as well share them.
Pocket (Chrome): You can save sites, articles and what not. Then you can view them later on your phone, iPad or on the web.
Fliqlo: The pretty-neat flip clock screensaver.
Timewarp (Chrome): Displays the time you’ve spent on a site today, can redirect you to another site or can display a quote you’ve written instead.
Momentum: Opens a new tab with a beautiful photograph, your name, the time and more.
Simple sticky notes (Windows)
Noizio (MAC): Nature sounds.
Pomodoro One (MAC): A minimal design of a pomodoro timer.
Okay, this post might be a bit cheesy. But really, have you ever wondered where we’d all be in a hundred years? A few years back I was fascinated by the idea that in a hundred years, everyone -even newborns- will be dead, with only few exceptions. This thought is hits you in the face, really. Because no matter how many years you’re going to be blessed with, its still coming.
So the point of all this is to ask ourselves a question, or a few. What goals might we wish we had accomplished? Would we wish we’d chosen have stronger faith in God? Would we wish we’d been more respectful to others?
I’ve been back to my baking mood since Ramadan, thank God I’m on vacation! It’s been fun baking for the family and also for guests coming over for Iftar. These three desserts I’ve baked stood out the most. They were quite easy to make and everyone loved them! Not to mention they’re a personal favorite and I would definitely bake them again. If you’re into baking, you must give them a go.
Since Ramadan is here, I thought what better time to share my favorite religious applications. I’ve been using most of these for for a long time now. So, go ahead and give them a try.
1. Hisn Al Muslim
3. Awqaf*: Accurate prayer timings in UAE
5. Quran Audio
This is a list of my top go-to’s when I’m looking for visual inspiration, fonts or color palettes. A few of my studio buddies found them handy when I suggested them. So I thought I’d start a list and update it every once in a while. Enjoy!
Pinterest – This is where I go to for inspiration when I’m designing a catalog, poster, info-graphic and whatnot. These are my inspiration boards, too.
Font Squirrel – Free great fonts.
Design Seeds – Ready color palettes, I tend to find their link on Pinterest more practical.
Adobe Color CC – This tool allows you to combine new color palettes and also has some ready combinations to choose from.
Design tools – This iPhone application has a color converter, paper sizes and a unit converter.
This is a quick list of the books I enjoyed most in 2014. I linked to each book’s page on Goodreads in case you’re interested in checking them out.
1. Animal Farm
2. Show Your Work
3. Type Matters
4. The Book Thief
5. Divergent Trilogy
6. We Were Liars
7. The Willpower Instinct
8. حبيبتي بكماء
9. Gone girl
10. Discovering Your Soul Signature
I’m not a paper and pencil person, at least not anymore.
(And I’m also an organization freak) So an iPad comes really handy when organizing my tasks, time, documents, and notes. And since we’re all back to university (or school), I ‘m sharing my favorite productivity apps.
1. Clear or Wunderlist*
3. Box* or Documents