Considered modern design classics, Steve Frykolm’s Herman Miller Picnic Posters are in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.
The Picnic Posters offers a rare glimpse into Steve’s meticulous archives unearthing sketches and stories over 40 years old, alongside a visit to reprint his first picnic poster from 1970.
A bit of history of the area I used to call home until I moved to NYC at the age of 26 (and where I am currently on vacation.)
– This Graffiti artist versus city pressure washer experiment made me chuckle.
– I would totally live in one of these. No problem.
– SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious, award-winning design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter.
– Ha, these nametags made me laugh.
– Chicken Drumstick Pillow. Made me chuckle.
– Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson talks about inaccurate perceptions, and how we view ourselves is often not how we come across to others. Halvorson’s latest book is No One Understands You and What to Do About It (via)
– “People are magnets. When you’re grateful for what you have, you will attract more of the positive and good. Gratitude is contagious.” 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. <-- annoying title, great read. - Wow this is some seriously cool, futuristic clothing for kids.
– Lovely: Strangers drawing strangers.
– Who knew you could use coffee grounds to produce dyes for screen printing.
– Esther Perel shares some interesting thoughts on relationships and intimacy.
– Mule in SF is looking for a Senior Designer.
Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.
YES to living a creative life and human connection!
Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and writer Erling Kagge shared some insights on the international art market in his new book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art. Kagge’s practical yet entertaining step-by-step guide shows readers how to get started in collecting art and how to find pieces that they will enjoy for many years, as well as how to identify and avoid pitfalls and deceptive temptations.
“There’s no line item on a balance sheet for ‘give a damn,’ but it’s the most valuable thing you’ve got in the business.”
— Casey Gerald
How incredibly supercool is this fold-up ORU Kayak? I noticed one while spending a day at the lake of Constance today. They fold down to a compact, backpack-able package. Supercool. All I kept thinking is that I could easily take this on the NYC subway. Ha!
Assembly instructions below:
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John Waters gave a spectacular 2015 RISD graduation speech on creative rebellion and the artist’s task to cause constructive chaos. Find annotated highlights transcribed over on Brain Pickings.
Bike Desk reminds us to get out there and ride, no matter how busy we are. #mademelaugh
A winning strategy is some combination of integrity (idealism) and adaptability (pragmatism).
— John Maeda (@johnmaeda) June 22, 2015
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!