September 27th, 2013
Brad Haynes / Blog
April 24th, 2011
I quite like the light coming into the main atrium at Tate Britain. I was more interested in the building this time.
April 24th, 2011
This is a slightly strange product. Firstly because it has a single credit card slot along it’s length. I’d say that this is a pretty edge-case situation that you might find yourself in—out with you iPhone and wanting to carry just one card with it.
Anyway, this aside, the case/pouch is very nicely made, the stitching is tight and the material is a high quality manmade suede fibre. So far, this seems to have cleaned up my phone a treat, but I have a feeling this won’t last as it gets used more. It feels nice to the touch and is extremely slim, so it doesn’t really transform the iPhone into a pillow or chunky wallet. The suede effect material does also want to bring the contents and lining of your pockets with it when you attempt to take it out.
The iPhone4 fits extremely well into the case, so well in fact, that it’s not really clear how you’re supposed to remove it. Personally, I have resorted to pushing the base of the phone out and crumpling the bottom of the case.
Why on earth Cote et Ciel thought that this was a good idea is beyond me. Aside from the initial “why would you want that?” reaction, it’s also a really bad design decision because it puckers up (see image) and also doesn’t seem to really fit a credit card either. If I can, I’ll be glueing the slot down or the case will be going in the bin.
Cote et Ciel should really stop selling this product, as it’s definitely not up to the standard of their other cases. I’m feeling quite hard done by @ around £20.
August 19th, 2008
June 7th, 2008
After nearly seven years of designing and coding ocado.com, I’ve decided that I really need a bit of a change creatively and logistically (living in East London and getting to the office in Hatfield was never ideal). Luckily Ocado has led the way in online grocery retail since it started trading and just about all the things we’ve implemented on the website over the years have become part of the vernacular in grocery site design.
October 2nd, 2007
Whilst I was considering it a protest until the BBC launches a Mac version of their iPlayer, I’d held on long enough and really wanted to see what the experience was like.
June 24th, 2007
After many months (on and off) of testing, reading, deliberating, scratching my head and waiting I’m finally happy that I’ve found the perfect settings for encoding video with Handbrake for playback on my Mac and AppleTV.
March 19th, 2007
It’s time for a list of independent software that I can’t do without on my Mac. It will mean more to some than others, so forgive the slightly technical slant to some of the choices.
March 19th, 2007
Ocado.com has some new features available to customers this week. The thing I’m most pleased with is the full-page trolley viewer, organising products and images to give users a more positive understanding of what they’re going to buy.
December 12th, 2006
Reading a very interesting blog posting about the demise of Flash, I was left with the question: Is Flash really in demise? I also wanted to add my thoughts as to why it should be.
© Brad Haynes, TCN. 2005