A first ever feature documentary on Dieter Rams made by Gary Hustwit? YES PLEASE! Definitely supporting this Kickstarter. Gary Hustwit knows what he is doing. Have you seen his previous movies Helvetica and Objectified?
Plume offers a new take on improving home Wi-Fi by eliminating the router entirely and replacing it with a fleet of mini-hubs that plug right into your wall sockets. YES!
“…, people high in self-compassion are honest about their own short-comings and contribution to failure, but they don’t beat themselves up for it. Rather, they comfort themselves, they recognize failure and mistakes as part of life, and they see the situation as a chance to grow.”
The Dangers of Being Too Hard On Yourself, by Christian Jarrett
Liz Danzico is Creative Director of NPR and manages the team almost fully remotely. In this recent episode of Hired Cameron Moll discusses the pros and cons of working and managing remotely, as well as her role as Chair of the MFA Interaction Design graduate program at SVA. Oh, and making fresh bread.
I just got my hands on a ZigZag City Guide New York. It’s a guide made for kids. It comes with beautifully designed cards filled with fun facts, history, and activities to do. Also available in an edition for San Francisco, London, Rome and Paris. Really adorable! Can’t wait to show it to E and T.
I am continuously impressed by what Zach and his team are coming up with. First DIY and now JAM: online courses for kids. I wish this would have been around (and the internet) when I was a kid, growing up on the Swiss country side, *so* hungry to learn and connect with other kids. Can’t wait to see what other classes will be next! (Secretly hoping for a sewing class!)
Who doesn’t love a fortune cookie? Here’s one you can wear around your neck, made out of gold. Thumbs up!
“Creation is in large part of merely the business of forgoing the great and small distractions.”
– E.B. White
(Taken from this CreativeMornings talk by Jocelyn K Glei)
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Perfect proportions observed in nature often follow the theory of the golden ratio. Historically, artists, designers and architects have used it as a means of defining beauty in a theoretical rather than intuitive way. Use the Golden Section Finder, a pocket sized gazing device, to locate the proportional perfection in your surroundings. Totally going to use this with my kids, walking around the city!
This lovely rug was inspired by the historic making technique of colonial American braided rugs. It is made to order from natural undyed wool in Rhode Island.
Big thanks to Kosmosphaera for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week.
“Kosmosphaera” are oversized, beautiful glass marbles made in Switzerland by a team of Swiss artist and designers: Valérie, Jodoc, both form Lausanne’s prestigious art school, ECAL and Matteo Gonet an impressively talented glassmaker. Each marble is handmade in Basel, Switzerland, and weighs an impressive 13kg (28lbs). Each marble is completely unique and numbered. Want a custom one? Just ask! Or simply want to see them up close? Check out images on Instagram or see them live during the following exhibitions:
Château de Vullierens, Mobilab Art Gallery, Switzerland, June 1-19
Hublot Polo Gold Cup, Gstaadt, Switzerland, August 16-21
London Design Fair, booth L10 sept 22-25
Hey product tweeps: What software do you use for product/roadmap planning?
— Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) June 17, 2016
Do you run a product company? What software do you use to plan your product roadmap? Care to share in a comment below or in a reply to the above Tweet? Thank you!
Octopus is an icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time. Smart.
Designer Sebastian Bergne was asked to design a soap dish and after much thought decided to redesign the soap instead: The Ring Soap doesn’t need a soap dish and it stays dry. Brilliant! Plus, it looks beautiful.