“There’s no line item on a balance sheet for ‘give a damn,’ but it’s the most valuable thing you’ve got in the business.”
— Casey Gerald
How incredibly supercool is this fold-up ORU Kayak? I noticed one while spending a day at the lake of Constance today. They fold down to a compact, backpack-able package. Supercool. All I kept thinking is that I could easily take this on the NYC subway. Ha!
Assembly instructions below:
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John Waters gave a spectacular 2015 RISD graduation speech on creative rebellion and the artist’s task to cause constructive chaos. Find annotated highlights transcribed over on Brain Pickings.
Bike Desk reminds us to get out there and ride, no matter how busy we are. #mademelaugh
A winning strategy is some combination of integrity (idealism) and adaptability (pragmatism).
— John Maeda (@johnmaeda) June 22, 2015
GOBAG is a carry-on duffel bag with an impressive feature: a vacuum compression system that can compact your soft gear. WOW!
“How we treat one another at work matters. Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people’s health, performance and souls.”
No Time to Be Nice at Work, by Christine Porath
Notifly is a calendar notification device that sits on your desk and lets you know when you have a meeting, by blowing a bubble. It’s one of three joy-filled conceptual provocations created by IDEO NY designers for Studio 360’s Redesigns series. The goal of these inventions: turn much-dreaded Mondays into wahoo-worthy Mon-yays!
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“Design is a full time job
It is the way you look at politics, funny papers, listen to music, raise children”
Notes of “Advice to students” by Charles Eames
I didn’t grow up with Mister Rogers, but his advice rings true even as a grown-up. Better late than never.
In other words, we may despise our inboxes (and 99% of what’s in them), but we’re neurochemically compelled to make sure that there isn’t something potentially important or pleasurable lurking in there this time. And then five minutes from now. And then again. And again. “The internal stimulus is the one that gets you,” Rosen says. “On balance, [email is] maybe 10% pleasure and 90% fear of missing out.”
Ettore Sottsass’ Valentine Portable Typewriter design from 1969 makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty. Currently for sale over at Sotheby’s for an estimated $15,000-$20,000. An (expensive) beauty.