Wine Simplified

Making the world of wines digestible

From Open Air Publishing—the group behind the swine-focused “Better Bacon Book“—comes “Wine Simplified,” an iOS-based user’s guide to wine. The multimedia book includes 13 chapters with information from reading labels to the role of climate in viticulture. The book is written by sommelier and wine educator Marnie Old alongside wine and spirit authority Anthony Giglio, who also spearhead the 90 minutes of video segments. The …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Philly's new pizza museum, hands-free luggage, horrific pockets and more in our look at the web this week

1. Rain Room One spotlight, 100 square meters, a grid of water spigot panels and an array of cameras enable the profoundly rad experience that is Rain Room. Installed in Barbican’s Curve Gallery in London, the Rain Room uses 3D mapping of moving bodies to give visitors the experience of walking through a rain shower without getting wet. 2. RockMelt for iPad Social web browser …

DScan

Shift reality with the simplistic slit-scan photography app for iPhone and iPad

Even with the plethora of photo editing, altering and sharing apps available today, there can only be so much variety among sepia-toned brunch photos. So as a slight departure from the camera app norm, DScan puts an analog touch on its user’s pictures. Shots produced with the “slit-scan photography app” look as if they’ve been moved during photocopying, disrupting the image with vertical or horizontal …