Kartoni: A foosball table made entirely from cardboard. Awesome.
“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.”
- Mark Twain
A big thank you to Haptic Lab for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed.
Haptic Lab makes intricate kites, quilts and furniture that combine new technologies with traditional craft techniques — infusing a sense of play and timelessness into everything they make. Like a cane that safely guides someone down the sidewalk, Haptic Lab projects are tools for sensation.
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EDWARD TUFTE, PRESENTING DATA AND INFORMATION
Bethesda, June 3
Arlington, June 5, 6
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Denver, August 11
EDWARD TUFTE, THE COGNITIVE ART OF FEYNMAN DIAGRAMS
Art exhibit at Fermilab Art Gallery, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, April 15 – June 26.
Photojojo now offers Human Sized Prints made on industrial printers typically used for architectural and engineering work. That’s why they call them Engineer Prints. Print your photo in halftone black and white ink on extra-light 20lb bond at a whopping 4 feet wide! Once it’s done it ships free, rolled nice and neat for just $25.
“I was already at my desk on my first day of work when Massimo arrived. As always, he filled the room with his oversized personality. Elegant, loquacious, gesticulating, brimming with enthusiasm. Massimo was like Zeus, impossibly wise, impossibly old. (He was, in fact, 49.) My education was about to begin.”
Michael Bierut remembering design legend Massimo Vignelli
Kangaroo Light is a portable, playful and flexible lighting product. It was originally designed to fit inside your bag so you can easily locate your belongings, but I think I could find lots of other fun uses for it. I just want to play with it… Two thumbs up!
Panda’s mission is trying to keep designers and hackers inspired by filtering and delivering the highest quality content in a beautiful and non obtrusive way. Nice!
Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. The first, The Human Body, reached the #1 spot on the App Store’s education charts in 143 countries and was named one of the App Store’s Best of 2013. Like the Human Body, Plants is a slow-play app which aims to help kids make connections about the world and prompt big questions. Can’t wait to explore it tonight with my kids!
In this brand new TED Talk Simon Sinek asks: What makes a great leader? He suggests it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.