Great Design Changes Us

“The issue of craft is the difference between good and great. When you go from good to great, there’s this element of delight and magic that has to happen in design… That’s where great design comes from — great design changes us. We smile, we laugh.”
- Maria Guidice

Design Matters conversation with Maria Guidice, director of product design at Facebook and author of Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design.

(via Explore)

Stay True

Stay True Keychain

Stay True.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Inspired by folk art wall hangings of the late 19th century, Three Potato Four’s Home Sweet Home Banners are printed on imported Belgian linen mounted on solid birch dowels fitted with hanging waxed twine.

Amish Made Scooter

Amish SCooter

Another few days, and I’ll be scooting through Brooklyn with my very own Amish Made Scooter. Can’t wait.

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Reality vs Expectations

“Tom Walked to her apartment intoxicated by the promise of the evening. He believed that this time his expectations would align with reality.”

(500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb.

Benches by Mia Cullin

Benches by Mia Cullen

This bench with adjustable seat by Swedish architect and designer Mia Cullin made me look.

Lady Gaga’s Flying Dress

Created for Lady Gaga, the Volantis is the world’s first flying dress and heralds the beginning of a new era for human flight, says one of its designers Benjamin Males.

It made me laugh.

Custom Made Hand Mosaics by Anne Derian

Mosaics, Anne Derian

Anne Dérian, an architect by trade, is the force behind these beautiful mosaic art pieces. Originally from France, Anne now lives in Berlin and does mosaics on commission basis. In times where everything is about speed, I find incredible beauty in the slowness and thoughtfulness that the mosaic process represents. I’d hire her in a heart beat.

Daily Advice

Daily Advice

Guilherme Menga created a beautiful collection of hand-lettered advice.

Sushi Slippers

Sushi Slippers

These Sushi Slippers made me laugh.

Art makes data sticky

Laurie Frick is a data artist. She uses self-tracking data to construct hand-built works and installations to imagine a time when sensors track and predict our behavior: Hear her talk about her work in this CreativeMornings talk.

Bern Hyperlapsed

Bern Hyperlapsed is a short and incredibly beautiful portrait of Switzerland’s Capitol, Bern. It merges a view on traditional sights with the novel visual impression allowed by hyperlapse photography. The film consists of around 3500 single pictures, mainly taken between December 2013 and March 2014.

Congrats to Marcel Rolli, of Studium Punctum.

Efficient Cherry Tomato Slicing

Efficient.

Your Life

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Juan Fontanive’s mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium.

- Great read: Anton Chekhov on the 8 qualities of cultured people

- Cheap furniture and bargain hunting in craigslist’s virtual thrift store of Brooklyn and Manhattan. (via Chris Glass)

- I had the most delicious dinner coupled with a stunning view at La Marina last night. If you live in NYC or about to visit, you have to check this out. Such a gem of a restaurant.

- Love this CODE MODE sign.

- One Minute Wonder; absolutely wonderful mini portrait series.

- to forget a friend is sad.

- Photographers Document NYC Locations 10 Years Apart

- “What’s that on your dress?” “Oh, a satellite image of Greenland.”

- Run Your Meeting Like a Boss: Lessons from Mayer, Musk, and Jobs

- Let’s make some paper fruit.

- I could use a hole to another universe just about now.

- Loving this Pharrell-Oprah moment.

- Punctuation Tips: How to properly use dashes, hyphens, parentheses, quote marks (double and single), apostrophes, ellipses, brackets, slashes, question marks, and exclamation points.

- The Brooklyn Botanical Garden has a cherry blossom tracker! So cool. (via Joanna)

- A collection of fantastic Steve Job Quotes.

- “In my experience, most people don’t schedule their work. They schedule the interruptions that prevent their work from happening.” The Chokehold of Calendars by Mike Monteiro

- A fantastic new typography resource from Typekit. Read Tim Brown’s thoughts on the launch.

- My friends at Hyperakt are looking to hire a Art Director.

- Love is in the air! Team Tattly put together a wedding collection.

Understanding Innovation

Novelty: Something new
Creation: Something new and valuable
Invention: Something new, having potential value through utility
Innovation: Something new and uniquely useful

Horace Dediu explains innovation.

(via Kottke)

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising is an iphone app that allows you to beautifully tell your story with soft- and hardcover books and postcards. Beautifully designed. Simple. Definitely giving this a try.

(via Chris Glass)

We have come a long way

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We have come a long way. This is what a Go-Pro looked like in 1960s. Made me chuckle.

Geos Print

geos print

Lovely simple geometric forms print by onomatopoeic. I’d hang it in my studio.

LEGO Bunny

LEGO Bunny

This LEGO Easter bunny gets my two thumbs up.

Oldest Living Things In the World

Earlier last week I got my hands on Rachel Sussman‘s Oldest Living Things in The World Book. It is absolutely stunning.

Since 2004 Rachel has been researching, working with biologists, and traveling all over the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. The work spans disciplines, continents, and millennia: it’s part art and part science. (In November of 2010 Rachel told her story at CreativeMornings.)

Her book contains 125 photographs, 30 essays on her 30 subjects, original inforgraphics, and contributions by New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer and world-renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Available on Amazon.

Car UX

CAR UX

Car-UX.com is a fascinating project by user experience designer Min Seung Song: a growing collection of UX image details of contemporary automobiles. This field of UX seems to be undergoing dramatic changes. A few weeks ago I had the change to drive a Tesla and the interior felt like an oversized iPad on wheels. I can’t remember seeing one physical button. The car is basically an app.

(via Khoi)

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