Introducing Byron For Long Form Writing and Beautiful Photography

When we set out to create Byron we had long-form writings, essays and beautiful photography in mind.  Every post type has been thoughtfully crafted to create one Style Hatch’s most versatile premium themes yet. 

From the beginning Byron was designed to be fully responsive so that your blog looks fantastic from the largest resolution screens, all the way down to mobile devices.  Go ahead, try it out, resize your browser window or visit the demo site on your mobile device.

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Fully Customizable

Virtually everything in Byron can easily be changed to fit your style using Tumblr’s customize menu.  You can dial a perfect color scheme, add background images, modify the fonts using Typekit and Google Fonts, and add features like Disqus comments, Instagram feed and more.  To give you an idea of the possibilities see our Byron Fashion demo site.

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Google Street View Hyperlapse

Created by a small independent team within the creative agency Teehan+Lax tasked with exploring creative uses of technology.

Hyper-lapse photography – a technique combining time-lapse and sweeping camera movements typically focused on a point-of-interest – has been a growing trend on video sites. It’s not hard to find stunning examples on Vimeo. Creating them requiresprecision and many hours stitching together photos taken from carefully mapped locations. We aimed at making the process simpler by using Google Street View as an aid, but quickly discovered that it could be used as the source material. It worked so well, we decided to design a very usable UI around our engine and release Google Street View Hyperlapse.

Create your own Hyperlapse or download the code on Github to have more fine tune control over your creation.


Vein by Arthur Chang
An excellent showcase of Sony’s new RX1 compact full frame camera. The clarity of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2/35 lens is unbelievable.

Wielded by a competent photographer, the RX1 produces results arguably as good as any other camera fitted with a 35mm prime f/2.0 lens available at any price, and it does so with remarkable aplomb and unobtrusiveness. It’s the best lightweight digital camera I’ve ever put my hands on, and has become one of my favorite cameras ever. Period.Sony RX1 review by Duncan Davidson

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Vein by Arthur Chang

An excellent showcase of Sony’s new RX1 compact full frame camera. The clarity of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2/35 lens is unbelievable.

Wielded by a competent photographer, the RX1 produces results arguably as good as any other camera fitted with a 35mm prime f/2.0 lens available at any price, and it does so with remarkable aplomb and unobtrusiveness. It’s the best lightweight digital camera I’ve ever put my hands on, and has become one of my favorite cameras ever. Period.
Sony RX1 review by Duncan Davidson

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Ideas Come In Sets

There is something magical about going to the beach as the sun is rising, just in time for the dawn patrol. Even with a wetsuit the air feels crisp and cool, but the moment you step into the water your feet are reminded of just how cold the Pacific is. With a leap onto your board you give yourself a boost as you paddle towards the spot beyond where the waves breaks. Paddling into the first small wave you can’t help but taste the saltwater. It’s a great start to the day.

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Photo by Folkert Gorter, Superfamous

Now the waiting begins. The water is quiet and peaceful as your board rises and falls over small rolling waves. Scanning the horizon you look for the next set of waves that will take you all the way back to the shore. As the set builds, it’s tempting take one of the smaller waves for a short ride, but the energy it takes to catch it will either leave you tired or trapped inside the break when the real waves come rolling in.

Occasionally the timing is perfect and you will paddle out just in time for the next set of waves, but more often you’ll have to watch and wait for the set. When that powerful set wave finally comes in, get ready for a ride of your life.

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Hessian

“Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind.” 
— Walter Landor

As an experiment Ben Pieratt, founder of Svpply went through the exercise of creating Hessian as visual brand without a product.  For $18,000 the name, identity, Tumblr blog, and assets can be yours for your new restaurant, mobile app, teeshirt line, organic blueberry syrups or game development studio.

The idea, product and real branding work is all up to you, after all a brand is an experience living at the intersection of an expectation and a promise.