The Bolted Book

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Book lovers, this is for you:

In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike anything that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts.

Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts, and featuring work in nearly every artistic and design medium, it is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the “book as object.”

Long unavailable, The Bolted Book is now coming back to print. Designers & Books, the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York (CIMA), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (Mart), which houses the Depero archives, are collaborating to publish a new facsimile edition, which will be the first exact copy of Depero Futurista ever produced since its original publication 90 years ago.

You can help reissue The Bolted Book as it appeared in its original form and return this resonant piece of design history to the present.

You can view all 240 pages of the original Bolted Book in detail as well as English translations from selected pages at www.boltedbook.com and you can join me in supporting the Kickstarter project.

Jump Rope

Jump Rope

I only want to own things that are beautiful and functional. This Jump Rope by CW&T is definitely beautiful. Would love to give it a try!

Slim Water Bottle

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Loving this slim, insulated water bottle.

Action Button

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Love where this is going.

Duffy Shelter

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Duffy London brings you a shelter kit that can be assembled from flat-packed very quickly, providing housing for disasters, first-aid, exploration and glamping.

Up close humpback whale

This footage of an up close humpback whale took my breath away and almost made me drop my coffee.

Sizing Chart

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Leave it to a small company to make a simple thing as a t-shirt sizing chart less boring. Well done, Boomslank.

It’s little details like this that make me appreciate a company.

Landmarks Bowl by Klemens Schillinger

Landmarks Bowl by Klemens Schillinger

I don’t get excited about bowls unless they look mighty architectural like this one by Klemens Schillinger.

Making Weather

This levitating cloud, a collaboration between Crealev and Richard Clarkson Studio made me gasp!

Kokedamas

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Amsterdam-based design studio We Smell The Rain created these beautiful indoor floating plants, called Kokedamas.

Panorella

Panorella

Panorella lets you create and purchase your own panoramic 360° photo umbrella. This is so cool!

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Sketching with Two Point Perspective Hack

Two Point Perspective Drawing Hack

This video demonstrates how to use an elastic string anchored at the horizon of a canvas to sketch a drawing with two point perspective. Brilliant!

Dark Sky Weather App

Dark Sky Weather App

Always loved Dark Sky on my phone and now it is avaible in the browser. Here’s the official announcement.

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Mega Swing

This mega swing in the sky took my breath away. WOW!

Size Comparison

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These visual size comparisons Kevin Wisbith are impressively impactful.

How to Email Efficiently

I am never not thinking about how to get better at email. I enjoyed this article: An etiquette update: Brevity is the highest virtue. And then also, my friend Jocelyn K. Glei’s book that just came out: Unsubscribe.

Not So Good | Not So Bad

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This Not So Good / Not So Bad box by Tina Berning made me look. I might start one of these myself. Also, what a talented illustrator.

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

Jam Zipper Jar Bag

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The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano

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Jewelry Box Of Treasures

Jewelry Book

This book-shaped jewelry box made me smile!

Universe App

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The makers of Universe stopped by at our FRIENDS Happy Hour last night and presented their new app. Everyone was blown away. What a beautifully experimental iPhone app they have built! They have most certainly created a new medium for the mobile world.

The app’s atomic unit is a verse, a 3×5 grid for infinite creativity: art, stories, interactive experiences, radical video collages, immersive soundscapes, musical instruments, even games. Or you can go the practical route and make a portfolio, invitation, how-to guide, recipe, or even a business card.

Download the App, look at examples, then learn how to use it.

I can’t wait to see my ten year old play around wit it! So many possibilities!

How Boeing Builds a 737 in Just Nine Days

This blows my mind: How Boeing Builds a 737 in Just Nine Days

101 small ways you can improve your city

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What a delightful article: 101 small ways you can improve your city. We all can have an impact on our surroundings and communities, we just have to act, even in the smallest ways. YES!

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Know Your Font

Know Your Font

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