The OneTooThree is a curation of what's happening across the world in culture, music, tech and design. It's about stuff that inspires the team at OneToo and features three highlights from the past week.
1. James Blake Drops New Album
I've been a fan of James Blake ever since I heard his first his CYMK EP from 2010. He's just dropped his third full-length release, The Colour In Anything, and while at this stage I'm unsure how I feel entirely about the album, it does include this little track where he teamed up with Bon Iver. Not only does 'I Need a Forest Fire' deliver on the musical side, the video itself is particularly interesting.
2. Impossible. I-1 Camera.
This has got to be one of the coolest project releases I've seen in the long time and on top of that, it's an instant film camera, just like the old Polaroids. In other words, you can't get cooler. Having just been released in the last month, it's hot off the press and being snapped up very quickly! While I'm sad to say I haven't yet purchased one, I really really want to.
Now it has a slight twist. I wouldn't say it's a digital camera but it does have Bluetooth allowing you to connect it with the smartphone app. And from what I've seen the app goes to explain a bit about the medium and allows you to do some pretty nifty little things like double exposures.
To actually find out anything about this beautiful camera, you can do so here.
3. Instagram Goes 90s
You might have seen this already if you're an avid Instagrammer. As you might have worked out from the .gif above, they've got a new logo and people are unsure exactly how they feel about the changes. While they've illustrated where these changes come from in this neat little video.
The real questions here is, is the world really ready for that gradient? It just seems slightly out of place. While the UX got a bit of lift too, it definitely wasn't as dramatic and the design team actually reduced the colour palette used here too. While 'flat design' has been on trend for a while now, I'm just now sure where gradients fit into 2016.