- According to a BBC survey there are seven different social classes. These range from the “elite” at the top, distinguished by money, connections and rarefied cultural interests, to the “precariat” at the bottom, characterized by lack of money, lack of connections and unrarefied cultural interests. Multiplying the Old Divisions of Class in Britain, by Sarah Lyall
- St.Gallen was the closest town to where I grew up in Switzerland, the town my dad is from and where my mom had a big high end clothing store. This site, Memoria St.Gallen, took me back in time, comparing photos from then and now. I downloaded the iphone app, really well done.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
We did this ‘experiment’ last year and I would like to share Larry Legends talk in which he explains why PEOPLE > CRAFT. Larry Legend is the founder of House Of Legend.
DUMBO has been hit hard by the devastation of the hurricane. Galapagos Art Space, our generous host of countless CreativeMornings, got completely flooded. (Above.)
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.
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.
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