My family got our first computer (a Commodor 64!) in my early high school years, and the Internet hadn’t hit full swing until after I graduated college. We lived in a foreign country and had one (that’s right, ONE!) channel of very dated programming broadcast from the nearby military base. All this to say that as a naturally curious kid starved for input, my face was always buried in books seeking information on ANYTHING.
This is what I love about the Web today — anything you want to know (or didn’t), it’s out there. Better yet are the serendipitous discoveries, like inksie.com and their article on Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of Good Design.
With loads of amazing content to pour through, from essays to illustrations to new music podcasts, inksie is totally bookmark worthy!
ICON PAPER + ENVELOPE BY BRIGADA CREATIVA
I can’t remember the last time a hand wrote a letter, but I’d love a reason to use this clever stationery set designed by Brigada Creativa. So very tongue-in-cheek!
(via design milk)
BLOOM MGX LAMP BY PATRICK JOUIN
With nature as his inspiration, Patrick Jouin designed this lovely lamp which “blossoms” to adjust the light level. The shade is three dimensionally printed, including the hinges that allow it to transform from demure bud to glorious bloom.
SLAVICA BY DIMITRY GRESHNEV
I’m strangely compelled to find an application for the new font Slavica, a modern, pixelated twist on old Slavic typefaces.
(via Creative Roots > My Fonts)
Excited to be off to NYC for WORKTECH 10 — a day packed with great presentations on the topics of workplace design, technological impacts to business, generational research, and much more! Posts will resume on Thurs., May 20, but I’ll be tweeting the good stuff throughout the event.
10 LEVELS OF INTIMACY IN COMMUNICATIONS BY JILEE
Does the convenience of ceaseless connectivity in this digital age actually alienate us?
Modern wall sculpture or radiator? Both, actually. Available from Caleido in a wide variety of finishes and shapes, these pieces add decorative accent and functional warmth. There’s even a design that doubles as a towel warmer for the bathroom. Mmmm.