Oliver Reichenstein – We are the medium (sketched by Eva-Lotta Lamm)
What a great idea! Typo Berlin is asking attendees to upload their Sketchnotes of last week’s conference. And I can see why they invited Eva-Lotta Lamm to be their official sketchnotes taker. Check out the one above of Oliver Reichenstein’s talk. See all the sketchnotes from TypoBerlin here.
I have never really figured out why I am so obsessed with chickens and roosters, but until then, I’ll just keep admiring posters like this Retro Rooster Print by Mengsel. Lovely, no? (I have a feeling Brainpicker might approve of the color scheme)
Wood Peg, by Studio Gorms, is quite a refreshing furniture concept. It’s a flexible furniture system made up of simple components, which can be assembled in a variety of ways to accommodate a multitude of scenarios. It can be just as easily disassembled, using no tools or fasteners. All components can be hung from a peg rail on the wall creating pleasing abstract compositions. Made me look.
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There are tools I obviously don’t need, but I would love to own, just because they are fascinating and beautiful. Take this perforation gauge used in stamp collecting, for example. It’s a thin metal plate measuring just under 2″ by 4.375″. Mrs. Easton said it right: Such a weird specialized item. But handy if you’re looking to decipher your collection. Available here.
AIGA/NY is currently organizing an amazing auction called Unique New York. They want you to bid early, and bid often, so you can take home a piece of Unique New York! The auction features a small collection of covetable artwork, collage and constructions from twelve unique talents from their New York creative pool. Some of the works are quite large, some are quite small, but they are all huge in stature, enormously good-looking, and giant in their contribution to AIGA New York. (so it says on their site. hilarious)
The auction will close on the evening of May 26th. Your secure bids, in increments of $50, can be phoned in to the Unique New York Auction Hotline, 212 255-1856 where volunteers will record and anonymously post your bid. Phone bidding will be available the evening of the auction, bidders not at the auction can pre-register to stay in the bidding action either by phone, or stating a “not-to-exceed” bid left at headquarters until the gavel falls.
I wish I could buy the above piece by Stephen Doyle, called the Hypertext Book Sculpture. Can’t remember when I last fell in love with a piece of art like this one. #heartbreak
I try to keep a mobile studio. I like moving around. It keeps me curious and “on.”
I just bought a Panasonic Lumix GF1 a few months ago and I love it. It makes me feel skilled rather than like an idiot. That’s what good technology does.
I like Muji notebooks and Muji pens because they work well, yet don’t feel precious. In my case, the more I treasure a tool, the less likely I am to use it. I always scribble all over the first page because there’s no way I can make anything worse than that. So, we’re off to the races.
I have a brain and some hands and every once in a while it feels like they’re working together. Those are the best moments.
This Log with Headband and Wrist Band illustration by Marc Johns just made me laugh out loud. My studiomates Jason and Rob can attest that. I heart Marc John’s sense of humor. What would the world be without a little bit of absurdity sprinkled ontop?
My lovely studiomate Jessi just pointed me to an intriguing AIGA/NY event this coming Tuesday: It will be a talk with the two ladies who founded Blue Marble Ice Cream. They were bold enough to start an ice cream business without prior experience! The evening will include a short preview of the documentary about the work Blue Marble is doing in Rwanda.
Can you imagine a place in the world where people have never heard of ice cream? Then can you imagine going there to help people start their own ice cream shop? In Jessi’s word: Crazy and inspiring.
Each year, over 500 metric tons of toxic PVC ends up in landfills as the result of vinyl binders that people use. That’s where Rebinder comes in. They believe that products should be made in our country, with our workers, out of responsible materials with the intention that no landfill be required. ReBinder meets that demand.
According to their site, ReBinder is the only true zero waste office supply manufacturer and the brand of choice for customers looking for sustainable, quality office supplies. Assembled by a local, AbilityOne certified disabled workforce, all ReBinder product materials are sourced from responsibly managed forests and verified FSC and SFI certified sources.
I am using some of their products and can honestly give them a two-swissmiss-thumbs-up! Hat tip to creators behind Rebinder.
Jigsaw is a modular coffee table designed by Belgian designer Linde Hermans for Mooz. Four independent angular pieces that can be arranged into different configurations or placed separately around your home. Fun!