Jul
01

Right Angle Stapler

Always love it when someone has a new take on an old item. This right angle stapler from Yanko Design makes it easy to align your pages and eliminates ugly dog-ears.

Some other new takes on old things:

Jun
28

Steve Wozniak interview

The Verge has transcribed an interesting interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. His love of the influential Newton is particularly interesting as it relates to the iPhone:

And that was the first time in my life I had seen a computer understand… I had written something for a human, and the computer understood it. I didn't have to learn its language and it changed my life forever. From then on, I wanted computers to understand me.

Jun
19

Supercharger Stations

Tesla Supercharging Station

Electric car company Tesla Motors is building Supercharger stations across the country. The charging stations are free to use for Tesla owners and will allow the vehicles to make cross country trips.

Tesla Superchargers represent the most advanced charging technology in the world, capable of charging Model S nearly 20x faster than competing EVs. Our second generation Supercharging technology, available soon at all Supercharger stations, reduces charging time by 30% and provides half a charge in just 20 minutes.

Apr
15

Tool chest with dry erase finish

I always love smart and simple additions to existing products. This Craftsman tool chest has a white dry erase finish which allows you to label the contents of each drawer with a magic marker.

Apr
11

Skateboard guitars!

Oh man! The folks at Galasso Guitars in Buenos Aires, Argentina combine two things I love: skateboards and guitars. Each Skateguitar is made from recycled decks. I want one.

Apr
03

Handmade wood and titanium rings

Wedgewood Rings are made out of titanium and repurposed wood like Jack Daniels whiskey barrels (pictured below).

Apr
02

Iconic movie posters from a different angle

LG's ad campaign for their new surround system takes iconic movie posters and flips them around. Pretty cool.

Jan
25

Cool sticky notes

Design Fetish has a roundup of cool sticky notes. I dig the leaf.

Leaf stickies!

Leaf stickies!

Leaf stickies!

Oct
10

Learn to be a loser

The Guardian has a great article on the Museum of Failed Products and the idea of learning from and embracing your failures.

..it points to an alternative approach: a "negative path" to happiness that entails taking a radically different stance towards those things most of us spend our lives trying hard to avoid. This involves learning to enjoy uncertainty, embracing insecurity and becoming familiar with failure. In order to be truly happy, it turns out, we might actually need to be willing to experience more negative emotions – or, at the very least, to stop running quite so hard from them.

Aug
09

Star Wars typographic posters

Design Agency H-57 put these awesome posters together for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Very cool.

Why aren't you at your post?

Typography is strong with this one.

Design or design not.