This Postal Service Surplus Canvas Bag would make a lovely gift.
There are more and more sustainable products and options available for how we live our lives, but who are the real masterminds behind all this new stuff? Who are they? What shops do they work for/run? What have they done, what are they working on and what’s their vision?
Do you know of any designers that made themselves a name in sustainable design? If so, please list their/your portfolio as a comment below. Just curious!
Tivoli Audio Model One. Designed by Henry-Kloss, the Model One has become a legend among radios and an example of late 20th century engineering and design
If you are in the NYC area, you have to go to MoMA tonight and Jump! Today’s MoMA jump is scheduled to start at 6:30. MoMA will be open until 8:45. Brilliant!
And while you are on their site, check out their impressive color search filter feature. After you’ve done a search, click on one of the colored squares to filter the results by overall color. Fantastic.
Just in time for the Christmastime consumer-fest, Face37 has released Type Trumps. Type Trumps, a play on Top Trumps, is a game in which different typefaces are attributed numerical values. These figures are then used to enable the cards to be won or lost using some of the tried and true Top Trumps rules. This novelty is available at Magma Books.
Want to impress a font lover this holiday season? Get him/her a copy of ABC3D and prepare to be amazed. It’s a pop-up book and a work of art. Hat tip off to Marion Bataille.
How much do I love Christoph Niemann? What a talent! Check out his latest ode to coffee.
(thank you nersh)
1 Work on things that matter.
2 Work with people you like and respect.
3 Be nice.
4 Have high standards.
5 Have a sense of humor.
6 Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.
7 Variety is the spice of life.
8 Institutions have a character, just like people do.
9 We’re all in the “understanding business.”
10 You are what you eat.
Todd Selby photographs interesting people and their creative spaces. Featured in the above picture is Bobb Bruno. I can’t remember when a photographer’s site has made me linger for this long. I am completely mesmerized by this project and enjoy the glimpses into creative people’s apartments. Hat tip off to Todd Selby.
(thank you karin)
Studio aka has completed a 25-minute film adaptation of Oliver Jeffer’s book Lost And Found. The film, directed by Philip Hunt, will debut on the UK’s Channel Four on Christmas Eve. When Oliver was visiting the studio he showed us snippet. Seeing Oliver’s characters come to life, it doesn’t get much better than that. I can’t wait to get this DVD for Ella.
(thank you rory, via cartonbrew)
This 4 Battery Solar Charger can charge 4pcs “D”/”C”/”AA”/”AAA” size rechargeable batteries. How wonderful!
Gayle Chong Kwan brings back the lost city of Atlantis with used plastic bottles.
After having seen these hilarious family portraits by Akihiro Furuta, I feel seriously challenged. :)
Ahhhh… technology. The geniuses at Plexifilm have spent the past two years developing a Sharpie pen that actually writes in Helvetica! This pen is so experimental that it’s priceless… literally. You can’t buy one, but you can get one free with any Helvetica-related purchase (DVD, T-shirt, etc.). Get your free pen while they last. It’s a great gift for that person in your life with sloppy handwriting…
* Warning: if you are John Downer or Marian Bantjes then the pen will actually write in Helvetica. Otherwise, your results may vary. Do not swallow. Keep away from open flame and co-workers. May cause drowsiness.
made me laugh!