GOBAG is a carry-on duffel bag with an impressive feature: a vacuum compression system that can compact your soft gear. WOW!
“How we treat one another at work matters. Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people’s health, performance and souls.”
No Time to Be Nice at Work, by Christine Porath
Notifly is a calendar notification device that sits on your desk and lets you know when you have a meeting, by blowing a bubble. It’s one of three joy-filled conceptual provocations created by IDEO NY designers for Studio 360’s Redesigns series. The goal of these inventions: turn much-dreaded Mondays into wahoo-worthy Mon-yays!
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“Design is a full time job
It is the way you look at politics, funny papers, listen to music, raise children”
Notes of “Advice to students” by Charles Eames
I didn’t grow up with Mister Rogers, but his advice rings true even as a grown-up. Better late than never.
In other words, we may despise our inboxes (and 99% of what’s in them), but we’re neurochemically compelled to make sure that there isn’t something potentially important or pleasurable lurking in there this time. And then five minutes from now. And then again. And again. “The internal stimulus is the one that gets you,” Rosen says. “On balance, [email is] maybe 10% pleasure and 90% fear of missing out.”
Ettore Sottsass’ Valentine Portable Typewriter design from 1969 makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty. Currently for sale over at Sotheby’s for an estimated $15,000-$20,000. An (expensive) beauty.
Last week the fabulous Paul Octavious stopped by our studio and I couldn’t help but notice his supercool sandals. They are by Clay and Bros and are the most minimal Sandal you could ever buy, made of a parachute cord and a Vibram sole. I wish they had some photos on their site of people wearing them. They looked sharp on Paul…
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@SwissMiss: “How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for
designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking. I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.”
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Behomm is a travel revolution for creatives. A fast growing community. We already are more than 1700 members from Bali to New York. Travel for free staying in tasteful homes of like-minded people. For security reasons we’re a by invitation-only community, we avoid anonymous registrations.
This brand-new called Loopimal by YATATOY lets your kid (or yourself) playfully enter the world of computer sequencing. With intuitive and fun gestures Loopimal lets you create quirky animation sequences for different animals. The content is created with loops of melodies, rhythms or movements. I love this!