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Checkie! – Image-based carrying list app

Hi. It’s been a long time since I posted last here.
The app I just released has been featured on the top page of App Store as “New App We Love”.

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My app wins Platinum Award & featured on App Store!

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SUM! just received the Muse Creative Awards – Platinum Award!
It’s such an honor to receive the highest rank of an international design award. All the characters are just so surprised as well.

Enfani keeps creating quality and fun products that make people happy.

http://museaward.com/winners/3/77/406

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Desktop Wallpaper for April 2013

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So from this time I add designs with calendars, responding to the requests from some readers.
Also following the advise from I’ve added my stamp to identify my wallpapers.


‘Think-Positive’ Battery Icon

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Desktop Wallpaper for February 2013 #2

My quote this time (wow)!
Yeah it’s not the end/beginning of a month, but I just wanted to make another one.

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Desktop Wallpaper for February 2013

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
Edgar Cayce

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This time I tried Japanese calligraphy by myself (so I’m a bit shy). “叶” is one of my favorite characters that means ‘realize’. It must look different from the original character because I did it completely my way.

I’ve long wanted to collaborate with a calligrapher for my wallpaper art, but I couldn’t find any so I decided to do it myself. Bought a stylus, used the ‘Zen Brush‘ app and tried to awkwardly draw on my iPad 100 times. I was thinking of making a more artistic wallpaper with a Chinese character, but it didn’t turn out so. I’ll try at least a few more times to make it more like the way I want it to be.


Desktop Wallpaper for January 2013

An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
Wassily Kandinsky

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Happy new year! Hope you’re all having a wonderful year start.

From this year I’m making the desktop wallpaper even simpler than the past years; without a calendar! I rarely refer to the dates on my wallpaper, so this is to try to make things simple and efficient.

My resolution for 2013 is to “disseminate” my ideas and messages to the world more and more. First of all I’ll publish an ebook for Kindle soon (I need advice on technical and tax issues). I’m also working on a few products to be released this year (hopefully). In any case I always try to be passionate enough to do the above. In order to do so, I’ve been buying red items around me and try to wear at least one red thing every day. My favorite color is actually blue, but the color for 2013 is red.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2012

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Andy Goldsworthy

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2012

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.
Samuel Smiles

Inspired by the beauty of needle ice, which also has the power to raise the whole ground. It reminds me of the spirit of doing-by-myself to change myself.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: September 2012

Mr.Hollands Opus is one of my most favorite movies. I especially like this scene when he teaches how to play the clarinet.

“Play the sunset” he says to his student, who’s struggling to get the right tone. And that line is so memorable and inspiring that I just can’t forget.

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How to use CaseMyWay & Great News

I announced the beta launch of CaseMyWay Website the other day. Completely customisable cases. CaseMyWay provides an online platform for mobile phone and tablet users to achieve complete customization of their protective cases by creating or uploading their own, fully wrap-around images, from holiday snaps to original artwork, sporting moments to profile pics. Even Instagram, Flickr or Facebook images can be added.

You must have some beautiful photos on Instagram, Facebook etc. Put them together on CaseMyWay to create one original case for your phone!


The print quality is actually much much better than I expected thanks to the MT3 technology, embedding ink directly into the case itself. It is not a surface sticker and will not peel off or scrapeaway with daily use. And here are some photos of the cases of my design. Believe me, I did no photo-retouching.

CaseMyWay is starting with the most popular brands but eventually will offer personalized cases in different materials for every handheld device in popular use. The good news is after full launch in September, CaseMyWay will be offering fully customisable cases in different materials such as leather, neoprene (soft) and even wood with many more features and products, including MacBook cases!!!

CaseMyWay – Press Release


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: July 2012

Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
Walt Whitman

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URL-Shortening Gesture Concept

I need this function by yesterday.


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URL-Shortening Gesture Concept by Mac Funamizu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Compath.me –Web & iPhone App Design

Compath.me now launches a web service that works in sync with its iPhone app. The iPhone app also has a major update to 1.4. I’ve been working fully for this project for the last couple of months as lead designer and that’s part of the reason I couldn’t update this blog lately (sorry!). I worked on every pixel on both iPhone and web app this time and all other things you can see of Compath.me.

Some of the features includes photo-import from Facebook & instagram on the website and see them categorized on a map on iPhone. ‘My Memo’ always tells you your saved locations with 1 tap. Every information is location based and shown graphically by location. So if you have lots of geotagged photos on Facebook/Instagram and are wondering how best to compile them by location, this is da bomb!

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: June 2012

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent Van Gogh

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For iPad users, let me know if you prefer the resolution for iPad Retina display.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: May 2012

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Napoleon Hill

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Sorry about the slow update. I will make posts of the future gadget concepts soon.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: April 2012

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: March 2012

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: February 2012

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
Guy de Maupassant

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: January 2012

When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
Charles M. Schwab

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2011

“God is in the details.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This wonderful model is done by Mr.Shoji Tsuchiya. Please visit his blog, too.

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Dial to Unlock (Concept)

Please email me if there’s anybody who wants to develop this app.
I have other more practical ideas waiting to be developed!

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Dial to unlock by Mac Funamizu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at petitinvention.wordpress.com.
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See also the similar previous post.



Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2011

There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs

There won’t be a road on the way because a road is where you walked along.
No existing road that you can see is yours.
But as long as you have a heart, you’ve gotta follow it.
I am following my heart.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: October 2011

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison

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I’ve got a few concept designs waiting to be published, but I haven’t had time to prepare the posts. Maybe one post in a few days I hope.