David McCandless has approached information display from a truly poetic perspective with his book “Information is Beautiful“. There was a time when a bar graph was the kind of thing that you slid across an overhead projector at a sales meeting between yawns. But today, information is the star of the show and should be presented as such. This book celebrates that.
It’s 256 pages of well thought out information visuals. Each one with it’s own personality and charm. Highly recommended for any designer with a desire to simplify their own work. I found it very inspiring.
As high-tech a chap as I am, I draw the line at my cell phone. Although I am fully aware that the mobile is the pc of the future – I don’t care. I have seen my best friend’s cell phone bill break 4 digits. That’s not going to be me. I’m fighting the future as long as possible.
I have an old school mobile. Not exactly one of those bricks from the eighties, but close enough. It has no call waiting or call display. I don’t download music or wallpapers, and I’ve never sent a text in my life. But it dials numbers and I have a fixed rate of $39 a month to use it.
It’s a matter of time before I cave and buy something flashy. But until then, I am more than pleased with my outdated little buddy.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada –
I have been “riding the rocket” since I was a kid. I’ve come to know all 69 subway stops quite well. Each has it’s own distinct look and style. Now, you can have a piece of that at home.
Walloper has created this collection of decals featuring the iconic modernist design and typography of the Toronto Subway system. Wall decals are easy to apply and remove so you can reimagine your space as often as you like.
Source: Boing Boing
Paris, France –
I remember a time before video games when you had to use your imagination to keep yourself entertained. A cardboard box was the perfect fort. Well guess what kids – it’s coming back. Low tech, ethical, chic and great to play with, thats the concept of the brands designer, Armelle Vetillard.
Do not underestimate children. This is the perfect canvas for little story tellers to thrive. Whether you are pretending to be a celebrity, bistro chef or mummy preparing a leg of lamb. Theres no end to the possible storylines with this contemporary theatre in reversible cardboard. These cardboard screens very quickly and easily become a game that has infinite possibilities.
It isasy to assemble, and very stable, the theatre consists of three sections which are printed on both sides; a floor-standing lamp and a cat on the living room side, and lots of fun utensils on the kitchen side! Plus, the television screen comes off and becomes a map of France to fill in on one side, and a drawing of a mini pop star on the other! And like a real theatre, your children can use their dolls or Action Man like puppets. Finished playing? The theatre folds up flat so it can easily slide under a bed or behind a cupboard.The theatre is made from 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard, made in France.
Dimensions when erected: H: 126cm, L: 65cm, Side: 15cm
Dimensions when flat: 100x126x1.5cm
Learn more here.