Forest of Woods


If this isn’t poetic, I don’t know what is: Different types of scrap wood turned into a forest. By Mark Giglio.

(thank you kathryn)

Stop Framing and Start Fotoflōting


Fotoflōt, a new and unique way to display photos. fotoflōt displays prints without glass, eliminating reflections and glare. It has a magnetic mounting system that lets you change images in seconds and floats the photo off the wall or desk, subtly emphasizing the image.

I *love* this! This will let me interchange what’s on the wall much easier than with frames. What a briliant concept! (gasp for air)

And the first thing I will fotoflōt (will this become a verb like google?) is our ugly circuit breaker box at home, just like Kerri Ellis did.

Status update business card


Designed by Kim Bost and printed by Kyle Van Horn.

Milton Glaser on TED

(via sugardew)

Tropicana Reverts back to Old Packaging. Wow!


The PepsiCo Americas Beverages division of PepsiCo is bowing to public demand and scrapping the changes made to a flagship product, Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice. Redesigned packaging that was introduced in early January is being discontinued, executives plan to announce on Monday, and the previous version will be brought back in the next month.

Also returning will be the longtime Tropicana brand symbol, an orange from which a straw protrudes. The symbol, meant to evoke fresh taste, had been supplanted on the new packages by a glass of orange juice.

Tropicana Discovers Some Buyers Are Passionate About Packaging, by Stuart Elliott.

Send and Receive Postal Mail Virtually: Zumbox


Zumbox is a free paperless postal mailbox for each street address in the U.S. It allows you to send and receive postal mail virtually. Qualified organizations can sign up for the Free Postage Program and send mail for free. Currently in beta.

(via ehub)

Surprising UI: Huffduffer Sign Up Screen


Huffduffer has the most surprising and refreshing sign up screen I have yet seen. Thumbs up! Made me look!



Huffduffer: think FFFFOUND, but with audio. (And no, I do not have any ffffound invites, I am sorry!)

(via seriftype)

A Simple Typographic Pledge


Does someone in your studio use one of these typefaces? Does it make your typographically sensitive skin crawl? You can help. Order this poster and make your hack designing colleague take this pledge and sign it.

Jeff Matz Designer/Principal of Lure Design created this last week for a screen printing presentation at “Pull + Ink” Art Center of South Florida, South Beach for AIGA Miami. They were such a big hit – they decided to put them up for sale!

Made me smile.



Clouds is an innovative, sophisticated and colorful new tile concept for the home, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with Kvadrat. The tiles can be used as an installation or be hung from a wall or ceiling. It’s up to you.

(thank you daniel)

Mom, what’s that hanging in that tree up there?


Photograph by Sweden-based Thobias Fäldt.

(via shotspot)

20 Greatest questions of all time

Why do identical twins have different fingerprints?

Although identical twins share the same DNA, they don’t look identical cell-for-cell, because not every aspect of your physical appearance is rigidly determined by your genes. Fingerprints are formed semi-randomly as the foetus develops in the womb andare affected by such things as chance fluctuations of hormone levels. Similarly, the pattern of freckles and moles on the skin is caused by random mutations and will vary between identical twins.

20 Greatest questions of all time

(via noahbrier)

You should be here…


A picture note by Carl Collins for his girlfriend CEE. This is as wonderful as it gets.

The Sleeping Bear


Sleeping Bear Sleeping Bag by artist Eiko Ishizawa.

(via tim)

Creative Tip: InDesign Guides and Easy Math

In this short 3-minute clip, Jason Hoppe shows you how to place guides precisely in InDesign the fast way. Let InDesign’s control panel do the math for you!

Photoshop CS4 Shortcut Cheatsheets

Photoshop CS4 Shortcut Cheatsheets

Creative Techs Tip: Photoshop CS4 Shortcut Cheatsheets. If you haven’t upgraded to Photoshop CS4 yet, don’t worry. There’s an archive of previous cheatsheets all the way back to Photoshop 5.

Loewe Commercial. Made me smile.

(thank you florian!)



Vanitas, 2005 by Oskar Dawicki. A collection of groceries whose best before dates expire during the exhibition. The timers placed by each of the products display the time left – each day of the exhibition another product expires, as the exhibition ends all products are inedible.

(thank you submission master jon)

What is your mother’s maiden name?


Secure Website Authentication Questions, by Joel Gunz. Made me laugh!

(via kottke)

Messa Di Voce Performance at NYU, monday

Messa di Voce, produced in collaboration with the NYU Interactive Arts Series, is a state-of-the-art multimedia performance featuring extreme vocal techniques by master composer-improvisers Joan La Barbara and Jaap Blonk and dynamically-generated visualizations of vocal sound and audio processing by Tmema (Golan Levin and Zachary Lieberman).

Messa di Voce
Monday, February 23. 8pm
Frederick Loewe Theater
Admission free (come early for seats)

Running out of Space. Everywhere.


My iPhone, my laptop, my harddrives, my brain; all running out of disk space. Signs of our times!? What are we going to do?

Letter Boxes


These oversized kraft boxes reintroduce the alphabet not as 26 distinct letters, but as the result of combining geometric parts. The 4-inch cubes may be viewed and stacked from any direction, creating unexpected shapes and letterforms. Letterboxes by The Design Office

(thank you Nate who found it here)

Agency vs freelancer – your take

Last month David Airey asked what the difference is between hiring an agency and hiring a freelance graphic designer. The discussion that followed was great, and he has picked out a few of the answers. Read them here.

(I do think though that David uses the wrong term here, it should not talk about freelance graphic designers but independent consultants.)

Leif Parson


Leif Parson’s Art makes me look.