Imagine an app that let’s you spy on the person that might have stolen your laptop. It’s called Hidden. If your computer is stolen, Hidden will show you where it is and who has it. When you activate tracking, Hidden will locate your stolen computer anywhere on the planet, collect photos of the thief and screen shots of the computer in use.

One Hidden user started a Tumblr Blog with the images the app was able to collect. Slightly awkward to look at the person who is using your computer.

(thank you Jessi)

Picnic Tumblers

Look! Rainbow colored Tumblrs! They come in 6 different colors and are made of durable, break-resistant melamine.

(via Mrs. Easton)

EasySign Mobile

Did you ever have to sign a document but didn’t have a printer nearby? I did.

Overall, signing documents in this digital world is a cumbersome process. Print, sign, scan, email. EasySign is solving this problem. I am sold.

(via Fred Wilson, who is begging for an Android version in his post)

The Oona

This iPhone accessory called Oona made me look. (Watch the below video.)

Until June 3rd you can fund the Oona Kickstarter project for $25 and they will send you an Oona once production has begun. After the fund date an Oona can be purchased for $30. (I absolutely love the idea of putting the iphone on a rotating eggtimer to take panorama shots.)

More info at theoona.com.

The Oona: Whatever You Need It to Be from Brad Leong on Vimeo.

(via better living through design)

Plutchik Emotion Circumplex

I agree with Luc Latulippe, this Emotion Circumplex by Plutchik is mesmerizing. Plutchik first proposed his cone-shaped model (3D) or the wheel model (2D) in 1980 to describe how emotions were related.

Read more about his theory of emotion over on Wikipedia.

Heath House Numbers

Heath Ceramics and House Industries teamed up and created Heath House Numbers, 3-dimensionals clay tiles. The tiles celebrate the legendary Neutra and Eames Number Fonts. Aren’t they beautiful? This makes me want to own a modern house where I can apply them outside, for the wold to see!

Vintage Marvels

I stumbled upon this post over at designworklife about an amazing Etsy shop called Vintage Marvels. They sell lovely selection of letterpress wood blocks. Dangerous territory for me. I couldn’t help but purchase the commas.

Ideas cause Ideas

“Ideas cause ideas and help evolve new ideas. They interact with each other and with other mental forces in the same brain, in neighboring brains, and thanks to global communication, in far distant, foreign brains.”
– Roger Sperry

(via Maria’s CreativeMornings talk)

♥ / Typekit

A big thank you to Typekit for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed.

Typekit is the easiest way to use real fonts on your website. Just copy and paste two lines of code, and you’re off: design just like you ordinarily would, and Typekit takes care of the rest. A huge library of high-quality fonts features the best of your old favorites (from Adobe, FontFont, and more), plus new classics from Mark Simonson, exljbris, Veer, and others. And, as our library expands, your subscription just gets better and better—the hardest part is deciding which font to use.

(Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)

Life Strategy

“Your decisions about allocating your personal time, energy, and talent ultimately shape your life’s strategy.”
– Clay Christensen

(via Maria’s CreativeMornings talk)

Panda Pal

I know there are some serious Panda Loving People out there. If you’re on of them, you’ll enjoy this Panda Pal Speaker System. I can’t vouch for the sound quality, but it sure looks adorable.


KARTONKLUNKER is an assembly set of a cardboard chandelier. You read right, a cardboard chandelier. Thankfully there is no glue or any other tools necessary to assemble this beauty of a ceiling mounted lighting source.

KARTONKLUNKER is the first lamp by Rainer & Tobiad Kyburz, creating a playful contrast between the ordinary cardboard material and the luxurious object of a chandelier. It’s a Swiss product, through and through; designed, produced and boxed up in Basel, Switzerland.

I don’t know about you, but this chandelier made me smile. Two swissmiss thumbs up! Oh, and watch the assembly video below:

KARTONKLUNKER from Claudia Link on Vimeo.

spot.us / community funded reporting

Over lunch today spot.us was mentioned. It is an open source project to pioneer “community powered reporting.” Through Spot.Us the public can commission and participate with journalists to do reporting on important and perhaps overlooked topics. Contributions are tax deductible and they partner with news organizations to distribute content under appropriate licenses.


Authentic Jobs News

Yesterday was a big day for Authentic Jobs members like me. (Ever noticed that “Come in we’re hiring sign” on the left of my blog?) Authentic Jobs is a job listings site founded by the talented Cameron Moll, which specializes in connecting companies with creative professionals.

Authentic Jobs got a major facelift and some new added functionality. If you’re looking to find a job you can search by location, category, type of employment (full-time, contract, freelance or internship) and can even subscribe to Email/RSS notifications based on your search criteria.

Cameron and his team managed to create a realigned, adaptive layout that renders well on most web-enabled devices. And with this new version he is also taking it over to the UK where Elliot Jay Stocks, Jon Hicks and Sarah Parmenter are joining the crew.

Read the official announcement over at the Authentic Jobs blog.

Check out Authentic Jobs UK, the revamped site Authentic Jobs and don’t forget to enter the Touchscreen Tussle to win an iPad. Oh, and if you try the new site on your tablet or mobile device and your browser supports geolocation, try the “Locate me” feature for some magic.

Small Experiences

I have found that all positions men take in their beliefs are profoundly influenced by thousands of small, often imperceptible experiences that slowly accumulate to form a sum total of choices and decisions.
– Alvin Lustig

(via Maria’s CreativeMornings talk)

Leather Pen Case

What a lovely, simple leather pen case.

Coffee Sack Basket

This repurposed Coffee Sack Basket made me look.

(via unconsumption)


Please meet the grown-up version of a Teddybear: MrTedi, made out of a mens shirt. I am smitten. Designed by Mrs Jermyn. #wishlisted

(via Crush+Lovely)

LEGO Walls

I spotted this LEGO Wall over on Unplggd. Way cool, right? The kid in me wants to start playing right away. Hmm… Which wall at Studiomates could we turn into a LEGO Wall?

Vintage Derby Roller Skates

These amazing vintage roller derby skates make me feel a tad bit nostalgic.

I love you more

This I Love You More Garland made me chuckle. Available over on Etsy.

Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human. Watch his TED Talk below.

(via Brain Pickings)

Dot: 360º video capture for the iPhone 4

I am obviously late to the game with the Dot: 360º video capture for the iPhone 4 Kickstarter campaign, as they already met their goal. How exciting is the product idea? The thought of owning one makes me giddy. Hat tip!

I love that a hug is included in the $99 pledge. Ha!

(thank you Kevin)

Keynotopia Templates

Are you working on an iPhone App interface and workflow? Android? iPad? OSX? Or Facebook App? Then Keynotopia might be a good resource for you. Keynotopia Templates make it possible to design and prototype apps in minutes instead of hours. And all that in Keynote. Simply copy and paste interface elements from a Keynotopia template onto your slides, edit their labels, then add hyperlinks to make the interface clickable.

While it would never completely substitute the thorough UI design process in Photoshop for me, it would help me get a sense of what I am envisioning would work. Keynotopia.com

Keynote Prototyping Essentials from Amir Khella on Vimeo.

(thank you Bradley)