A bicycle crossed with a scooter? Yes, please! It’s a brainchild of Philippe Starck and car company Peugeot. It’s only a prototype for now, but I sure do hope it will go into production!
Designer Tom Williams filmed two gentlemen road painters painting a bus stop. They show some mad lettering skills! You’d think they’d use a pencil but they don’t.
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EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
Chicago, April 14, 15
San Jose, May 5
San Francisco, May 7, 8, 9
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
Seattle, Portland, Denver, August
EDWARD TUFTE, THE THINKING EYE
Lecture at University of Illinois,
Urbana/Champaign, Foellinger Auditorium, April 10, 7pm
EDWARD TUFTE, THE COGNITIVE ART OF FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS
Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery,
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,
Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26
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Lectures by Jonathan Corum, Bret Victor, Mike Bostock, Edward Tufte,
San Jose, May 6
“People tend to have one of three ‘styles’ of interaction. There are takers, who are always trying to serve themselves; matchers, who are always trying to get equal benefit for themselves and others; and givers, who are always trying to help people.”
While I find it quite bold that they called their drying rack the Best Drying Rack. I admit I am intrigued by its shape.
Loved this Business Insider article on cultural communication patterns. As someone who grew up in Switzerland and then moved to the USA at 26, I can attest that there are clearly different communication styles at play.
British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, “When Cultures Collide“.
There are no toys allowed at the breakfast table in our house. This might change with the Build-On Brick Mug. Get your LEGO on!
What a beautiful bottle opener this is! Wow! How perfect when a mundane object like a bottle opener has such decorative and sculptural qualities.
“Don’t do it for the money.
Don’t do it for no money.”
— Oliver Reichenstein
Dragdis allows you to easily collect images, texts, links or videos to your private folders or post directly to Facebook, Twitter & (soon to come) Tumblr, Dropbox, Pinterest etc. Interesting!
A Luckey Climber is a three dimensional sculpture designed for children to climb on.
Made of bent plywood platforms that are suspended by steel pipes and cables, climbers are visually elegant works of art that are also part jungle gym and once alive with children they become what Thomas Luckey called “fountains of children.“
Absolutely love this.
(Also, made me think of this episode…)
“There is no why. We are. Life is beyond reason.”
- George Lucas
George Lucas on the Meaning of Life
I am absolutely loving this latest FREITAG truck tarp backpack design called R521 COOLIDGE. It features a compartment with a padded base for a 15″ MacBook, a zippered outer pocket on the flap. and an adjustable cover flap for more volume.
Also, team FREITAG totally wins at product video: