On Monday, the British Royal Family will be your next Flickr friend.

Well now, here’s something you don’t see every day.

According to Yahoo! News, the Britsh royal family will now have a Flickr account. Queen Elizabeth II will be showing off family photos, as well as images from around the House of Windsor on hte popular photo site.

The goal is to help reinforce the online presence of the Palace. Thus far, we’ve already seen Twitter and YouTube accounts, so this is a logical next move. The site, according to Yahoo! will “stream the latest images of royal engagements, as well as contain historic photos from the archives”.

At launch, there should be some 600 photographs ranging through ancestry to present day. Each family member will have its own gallery, and each member will also have their own folder.

Comments, predictably, will not be enabled for the royal photographs, however you will be able to embed and share them.


Well now, here’s something you don’t see every day.

According to Yahoo! News, the Britsh royal family will now have a Flickr account. Queen Elizabeth II will be showing off family photos, as well as images from around the House of Windsor on hte popular photo site.

The goal is to help reinforce the online presence of the Palace. Thus far, we’ve already seen  Twitter and YouTube accounts, so this is a logical next move. The site, according to Yahoo! will “stream the latest images of royal engagements, as well as contain historic photos from the archives”.

At launch, there should be some 600 photographs ranging through ancestry to present day. Each family member will have its own gallery, and each member will also have their own folder.

Comments, predictably, will not be enabled for the royal photographs, however you will be able to embed and share them.

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All Men are Liars – Homogenous

There’s a reason we’ve got so little banking competition in this country and it’s largely because most of us don’t like surprises, so much so we’ll let ourselves be bent over and corn-holed on fees and interest rates because at least we know what we’re getting.

It’s also why we have so many McDonald’s and Ikeas and Asian hot bread shops making the same three types of bread: no surprises; just manage our expectations …


Go on admit it, you don’t like surprises.

Sure, you love it when someone unexpectedly gives you a new pair of shoes or a pay rise but if your beer or fruit juice tastes just a bit different, your favourite cafe changes its menu or Facebook introduces a new page layout – well that’s just annoying isn’t it?

There’s a reason we’ve got so little banking competition in this country and it’s largely because most of us don’t like surprises, so much so we’ll let ourselves be bent over and corn-holed on fees and interest rates because at least we know what we’re getting.

It’s also why we have so many McDonald’s and Ikeas and Asian hot bread shops making the same three types of bread: no surprises; just manage our expectations …

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Free Social Media Icons: Old Bottle Crowns Icon Set

We present to you a free icon set consisting of 20 social media icons such as Digg, Stumble Upon, Delicious, and Twitter called Old Bottle Crowns Icon Set created by Dawghouse Design Studio for you Six Revisions readers.

The theme is worn-and-torn, so it’ll look great on grunge, vintage, classic-themed web designs. This set contains 20 200px x 200px PNG files that you can easily resize and edit for your website design.


by Jan Cavan

Free Social Media Icons: Old Bottle Crowns Icon Set

We present to you a free icon set consisting of 20 social media icons such as Digg, Stumble Upon, Delicious, and Twitter called Old Bottle Crowns Icon Set created by Dawghouse Design Studio for you Six Revisions readers.

The theme is worn-and-torn, so it’ll look great on grunge, vintage, classic-themed web designs. This set contains 20 200px x 200px PNG files that you can easily resize and edit for your website design.

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Here is a full preview of each icon contained in the set.

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Grab the Old Bottle Crowns Icon Set as a ZIP archive below.

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Isometrica (Volume 1): A Free Social Media Icon Set

Put these icons on your website, your blog, print them out on extra heavy cardstock and throw them at your co-workers. It’s doesn’t really matter because they are royalty free for any use. Just CSS them into whatever arrangements you like.


by Erik Consorsha

Isometrica (Volume 1): A Free Social Media Icon Set

Ahoy there! It’s another social icon set to soak up your precious bandwidth, royally entitled, Isometrica.

Your friendly pirates over at Arcnerva have given exclusive rights to Six Revisions to parlay our hard work to its lovely readership.

Isometrica (Volume 1): A Free Social Media Icon Set

So what is this Isometrica, you ask?

An isometric, margarine butter slab-shaped conglomeration of social network iconograffitia, of course!

Put these icons on your website, your blog, print them out on extra heavy cardstock and throw them at your co-workers. It’s doesn’t really matter because they are royalty free for any use. Just CSS them into whatever arrangements you like.

There are 18 “normal” sized icons at an overweight 105×67px (.PNG) and being the sporting chaps that we are, we have even included a set half the size as well as a .PSD file you can mess about with.

If everything goes well with this release and you want more of our shenanigans, we just might include the vector source files in our next set of icons!

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Picasso: A Free Social Media Icon Set

Picasso is a social media icon pack that is unique. The icon set was inspired – and dedicated to – the wonderful work of Pablo Picasso. You will find many subtle details inspired by this great artist if you look close enough!

Feel free to use them in any commercial or personal project. The size of each icon ranges from 512px to 16px.


April 23rd, 2010 by Iconshock

Picasso: A Free Social Media Icon Set

Picasso is a social media icon pack that is unique. The icon set was inspired – and dedicated to – the wonderful work of Pablo Picasso. You will find many subtle details inspired by this great artist if you look close enough!

Feel free to use them in any commercial or personal project. The size of each icon ranges from 512px to 16px.

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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning


tiger woods elinHere’s what you need to know this morning:

  • President Obama is in New York today making his case to Wall Street for financial reform. He is seeking cooperation on Sen. Dodd’s bill, and several changes he wants to see implemented. There continues to be significant political and industry opposition to these moves.
  • Russia is taking advantage of current market confidence and offering the second largest emerging market debt offering on record, valued at $5.5 billion. It will be the first time the Russian government has tapped markets since the ruble crisis and default of 1998.
  • The story of China’s housing market tightening continues to grow more robust as Hong Kong today launched a further duty to quell speculation on high priced residential properties. The stamp duty increase targets properties worth more than $20 million.
  • U.S. telecom giants CenturyLink and Qwest have agreed to a merger, where CenturyLink will buy Qwest for $10.6 billion. The resulting company will be worth $19.8 billion in revenues based on 2009 results.
  • The UK’s annual deficit tops anything the country has seen since World War II, as its parliamentary leaders head for their second televised debate. Tonight’s topic will be foreign affairs, but the subject of debt will surely arise and polling results after are likely to impact pound futures.
  • European flights have returned to normal today, as a backlog of stranded passengers finally begin to make their way home. Airline Ryanair, which originally refused to pay stranded passengers compensation, is now agreeing to do so.
  • Bernie Madoff’s right hand man, Frank DiPascali, is being charged responsible for $170.25 billion in debts the firm incurred to victims. The government plans to strip him of his assets, and sell them in a effort to pay back those who lost money in their investments.
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Is beauty the key attribute for success?

Should the leaders’ wives – each deploying their own kind of erotic capital – guard against unleashing a surfeit of it? Isn’t that what dashed Sarah Palin’s dreams of presidency? “No,” snaps Dr Hakim. “I think that was her being a bit dim.”


An academic who identified the key professional attribute to success tells Celia Walden why appearances are so important.

Leaders in erotic capital … Kate Moss and David Beckham.

  • Leaders in erotic capital ... Kate Moss and David Beckham.
  • US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the  inauguration ball.
  • Matinee idol good looks and serious talent ... George Clooney,  pictured with girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis.
  • Top TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch, pictured here in 2007.
  • Millionaire philanthropist Arpad Busson was once married to Elle  MacPherson. They are pictured here in 2005.
  • Americian Idol judge Simon Cowell.

An academic who identified the key professional attribute to success tells Celia Walden why appearances are so important.

We think of “capital” as something you save up for a rainy day; something inert and intangible, which, invested in the right way, can wield enormous power. There is nothing erotic about “capital” – or rather, there wasn’t until this month, when a doctor of sociology at the London School of Economics identified “erotic capital” as being the key professional attribute of our times.

According to Dr Catherine Hakim’s controversial article in the European Sociological Review, this “beauty premium” can have as big an impact on your career as your educational qualifications or background – particularly in the private sector and service industries. Those possessing “erotic capital” can expect to earn 10-15 per cent more than those without it.

Obvious? Not necessarily. It is an elusive commodity, ownership of which is not defined by gender, age or conventional physical beauty. And the best news? If you’re not born with it, you can learn to have the EC factor.

“Nowhere except in our puritanical, Anglo-Saxon culture do people see looking good as superficial,” says the well-turned-out professor. “In Britain, beauty is deemed naturally worthless, and therefore one can denigrate it, but elsewhere people are open about enjoying looking at attractive men and women.” Christianity, she explains, which has traditionally always been anti-sexuality, anti-beauty and anti-pleasure, is only partly responsible. Leer más “Is beauty the key attribute for success?”

All Men are Liars (II)

“The rule in capsule: If you fail to show up in the morning after you vowed that you would be at your desk as you went to sleep last night, then you will walk around with ants in your brain.


Broken promises

April 23, 2010

brokenplate.jpg Not to get too stuck on Norman Mailer, but in my Googling research for this post a few weeks back, I came across a quote from him about writing that I thought had resonance beyond just us weirdos who stick words together for a living.

In his book The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing, Mailer says that, if writers tell themselves they’re going to sit down and write but fail to do it, their unconscious stops trusting them and will no longer turn up.

“The rule in capsule: If you fail to show up in the morning after you vowed that you would be at your desk as you went to sleep last night, then you will walk around with ants in your brain.

Rule of thumb: Restlessness of mind can be measured by the number of promises that remain unkept,” writes Mailer.

I reckon our brains work in a similar way with many of the promises we make to ourselves whether it’s about our fitness, our love life, career or family …

In my book Building a Better Bloke, I write that “if you want a magic bullet to being taken seriously as a man … it is to be true to your word”.

You’ve probably heard the saying “He’s a man of his word” and I would go as far as to invoke the hoary cliche that “a man is his word”… Leer más “All Men are Liars (II)”

All Men are Liars

Sam de Brito has spent more than a decade writing for TV, film and newspapers. In his books, No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty and No Sex With Your Ex, he offers advice to his unborn children. In his offerings The Lost Boys and Building a Better Bloke, he takes the pulse of Aussie manhood. Now it’s your turn as he expounds on the business of being a bloke.


Hot

April 22, 2010One of the great developments in the way we perceive the opposite sex has been the evolution of the term “hot”.

Not as narrowly defined as “beautiful” or “handsome”, nor as lukewarm as “cute”, “hot” can be applied to men and women who don’t grace the covers of magazines or look like they live on egg white omelettes.

The hot can have tattoos and a pot belly, a muffin top or a broken nose but they all share a certain boiling point of sexiness that ignites the description in the beholder’s mind.

Haaawt. You know it when you see it and it’s different for all of us.

Big gums, frizzy hair, crooked teeth, scars, bald patches and hairy arms – these are all attributes that you’d shy away from terming conventionally beautiful but plenty of people find them hot on the right person …

While the modelling industry is criticised endlessly for the slender spectrum of body shapes it hails as attractive in women, as well as men, in the past 10 years or so we’ve seen an increasingly diverse range of faces being described as hot.

Some time ago I attended the David Jones season launch and one of the guys I was seated next to commented about the alien-like models on the catwalk, quipping that “ugly is the new beautiful”… Leer más “All Men are Liars”

Sleek Interface Designs from DeviantART



We encounter user interfaces everywhere in our daily lives. When I look at interfaces, they always inspire me and I hope that they will inspire you too. Here are 40 creative interface designs from DeviantART for your inspiration.

1. AdvancedUI: Status Screen

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