Patakk features some seriously artsy animated gifs.
This site is an archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda of Unimark International. Fascinating fact: The manual was found in a locker beneath old gym clothes. But thanks to Niko Skourtis, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth we can now all enjoy it online.
“I feel happier and more a part of the world when I feel connected to others through likeminded communities. I feel really, really happy being part of a design tribe.”
- Debbie Millman
Read her Great Discontent interview.
Interactive Developer Jongmin Kim’s Form Follows Function is a collection of of interactive experiences. Each experience has a its own unique design and functionality. Everything’s created in HTML5, which means the site works well on both desktop and tablet.
“Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.”
- Jules Renard
Talented Daniel Howells updated his fantastic site inspire. If you ever need some visual inspiration for web projects, this is the place to go. He lets you narrow down your search in very specific ways. Looking for sites that are monochromatic, that are typographic, use an unusual layout or are masculine?
- Twitter has started rolling out the option to download all your tweets.
- A great list of Leo Babauta’s favorite/essential software he installs the minute he gets a new Mac.
- Make your own DIY Map Quilt Kit. Brilliant.
- RandomMornings.com delivers you a random CreativeMornings talk at every refresh. Lovely.
- The new Flickr iPhone App is absolutely fantastic. And I learned a few fantastic app tricks in this Flickr blog post. The “Mute swipe” is brilliant.
- Made me chuckle: The Perfect Matching Scarf
- Polka Dot Frying Pan? Yes, please.
- How to Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa.
- Freethephotos allows you to migrate your photos from Instagram to Flickr by simply logging in and clicking a button.
A big thank you to MODULE R for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
Based in the creative capital of Brooklyn, New York, MODULE R is the world’s first storefront for customizable art and design. Our collection consists exclusively of pieces that are transformable, reconfigurable, expandable, stackable, interchangeable, interactive and modular. As a concept store we cross design categories, collecting accessories, art, books, cookware and furniture, as well as toys, jewelry, lighting, screens, shelving, and wall and floor coverings. Well-known global brands sit alongside pieces from up-and-coming creatives, including some of our favorite Brooklyn designers.
- Video: How to Make Rainbow Pancackes
- The Infinite Jukebox: For when your favorite song just isn’t long enough.
- PIVOT! CONVERSIONS! Sh*t Entrepreneurs Say
- Did you know you can now buy movies on Vimeo?
- 3D artist and motion designer JR Schmidt reconstructs New York City in LEGO using an assortment of maps and satellite imagery to set the elevation and color of the blocks.
- 1980s watches. I remember many of these.
- Want it? Get it!
- Lytro is surprising us again, now introducing perspective shift.
- “No matter how complex, no matter how unique, your passwords can no longer protect you.” Interesting Wired Article: Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore
- Art.com App Turns Instagram Pics Into Printable Artwork
To celebrate the end of another fantastic CreativeMornings year, we would like to turn the mic to our audience. We’re inviting anyone interested in New York, London, Milan or Geneva, to apply to be a December CreativeMornings speaker. Three people will be chosen (for each chapter) to give an eight minute talk on Friday December 14th.
The application deadline is November 30th, 5pm EST. The application form can be found here.
On behalf of CreativeMornings, we are running a SmallKnot campaign to help raise money to pay for damages. If you’ve been to a DUMBO CreativeMornings at Galapagos, please consider supporting the campaign. Let’s help Robert Elmes, the owner, get back on his feet. Let’s show him that his generosity with CreativeMornings (and so many other event organizers) didn’t go unnoticed.
DUMBO, let’s help Galapgos!
A huge part of Manhattan and most areas of Long Island are without power after hurricane Sandy. Electricity is such a huge part of our daily lives. My heart goes out to everyone affected. When I see kind moments like this, I can’t help but smile and think I <3 NYC.
Did you come across any other acts of kindness during the aftermath of Sandy? Post them in a comment below!
A big thank you to FoundersCard for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
Sometimes being a startup founder can be lonely – big companies seem to get the big discounts at hotels and elite status that’d really help you out, and it’s hard to find others going down a similar road.
At least it was before you could get a membership with FoundersCard. The card grants you access to elite status with airlines like Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa, Gold Status with Hilton Honors (instead of spending 36 nights at Hilton hotels), and discounts with Virgin America, Apple, ZipCar, over 150 hotels worldwide, 6 months of MailChimp for free and over 90 other startups. Also included is access to FoundersCard events – all-expenses-paid events all over the world featuring hundreds of other founders. However, it’s open to anyone with an entrepreneurial vision, so it’s not wholly limited to the heads of startups.
To get in at 40% of the regular price for life ($295 versus $495 a year), you can apply at founderscard.com/membership using the code FCSWISS12.
One final push before our CreativeMornings Kickstarter ends on Monday Morning!
- Need some email newsletter design inspiration? Here you go.
- New Yorkers, are you ready for the DUMBO Arts Festival?
- Simple Genius: A Condom You Can Open With One Hand
- A Video Compilation Showing The Origin of Popular Memes
- Shelter of Nostalgia by Worapong Manupipatpong
- My studiomate Rob Weychert wrote an interesting post about how Rdio has changed his music listening behaviors.
- Analog way of keeping track of your Hallowe’en costume history.
- Want to join Team Tattly? Here’s your chance.
- A badass Mini NookaNooka Hello Kitty
- 60 years of Presidential attack ads, in a single video.
- How to Make Your Own Cotton Candy Machine for $45
Now this is a modern take on a portable mini cooler bag. Designed by Jakob Wagner for Menu A/S Denmark. Two swissmiss thumbs up.
A big thank you to RE:DESIGN Conferences for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
RE:DESIGN/Inspire, Chicago, September 23+24
Stop. Look. Listen. We’re driven by deadlines, controlled by clients, and tied to our desks. How do we stay sane and, most of all, inspired when we’re so hurried? What can replenish our creative reservoirs? It’s time to get re-inspired. Join a luminescent group of inspirers for small-scale discussions in Chicago this September. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/inspire/
RE:DESIGN/CD, Portland, October 29+30
Back to School: The (Re)Education of the Creative Director. Digital technology, social networking, social change. The landscape of design and advertising is evolving constantly and irrevocably. What’s new? What’s the same? What must we let go of? What do we need to (re)learn? Your (re)education begins here. http://www.redesignconference.com/conferences/cd/
RE:DESIGN Conferences focus on small-scale conversations led by design industry leaders, and attendance is limited to 150. Learn more at www.redesignconference.com.