Really neat cut-paper project by Kelli Anderson
Ok…I went a little over, but I still curated it down to only the most interesting. So don’t yell at me!
- Could A Redesign Really Rescue USA Today? (via Co.Design). USA Today recently re-designed their logo making it more interactive (changing to for different sections and I think adding graphics to it every now and then sort of like the Google logo) and making its online presence geared towards iPad users. Interesting move for a newspaper and reaction to the changing way their readers are reading their paper.
- Rocky Start? Colorado Adopts A New State Logo, With A Few Bumps (via Co.Design). Another article about a logo, but this one is for a state. I think this is really interesting, not just because I lived there (though that helps) but because I’ve never heard of another state using a logo. It’s interesting, modern, and fresh, which I think appeals to their growing young-city demographic but I wonder if it really reflects the state as a whole. I also wonder if, because it’s so much like the design aesthetic right now, if it’ll become out of date it a few years. It’s gotten a lot of grief so far, but I think it’s fine.
- Brush Lettering: Adam Garcia (via Design Envy). Lovely work! I’m going to do a calligraphy workshop all weekend so i hope this is instantly what will happen afterwards.
- An Artist Mom Started Letting Her Four-Year-Old Daughter Finish Her Sketches And They’re Amazing. Really cute combinations.
- How a struggling town bought itself new hope by painting fake scenes on its walls. Guy paints murals in abandoned store fronts
- Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine. It was really interesting (or sad) to see how dumb-down the American versions of Time Magazine is.
- 54 Simply Awesome Package Designs Which Will Make You Buy Them Without Hesitation. Truth. I would love to explore packaging design more.
- Art: Erin M. Riley’s hand woven tapestries shine a new light on the nude selfie (via It’s Nice That). Impressed by the medium.
- Weekly Innovation: A Mattress That Makes It Easier To Cuddle (via NPR). Maybe this is TMI, but I totally want this mattress. I constantly fall in love with design again and again when I see innovations like this. It’s a slotted mattress.
- Balancing Your Two Selves. TEDTalk about how you can really shape your own experience by choosing how you remember an event: positively or negatively. This came appropriately after I heard a This American Life episode which described a man who was happier than anyone his wife has ever met. It was a small detail of the whole segment, but she she just mentioned that she’s watched him actually determining how he is going to react and feel about something that’s happened and that he always chooses to see it in the positive light. I want that.
- A Pastor Asks A Politician Why He Supports Gay Marriage. It Seems He Wasn’t Prepared For His Reply. Woot!
- The ‘busy’ trap (via The New York Times). An older article that someone shared that I really enjoyed and find myself falling into as well. Part of it is that I feel like I’m wasting my time if I’m not doing something and part of it is that being busy helps me be more productive in general because I have time constraints, but it’s also really stressful for me. It’s something I’m trying to grapple with and it was nice to read this article and I would highly recommend it.
- Who Doesn’t Like To Watch Half-Naked Girls Dancing? These Guys, After They See Why It’s Happening. Creative PSA in the red light district.
- Why Teach and Study English? (via The New Yorker). Adored this article. It was a great perspective and different from the “it’ll make you be a better CEO” article I’ve see before. I think both are true, but I’m glad this is out there as well. English major for life!
- Teacher Who Admitted Raping 14-Year-Old Student Gets 30 Days In Jail, Judge Rules Girl Was “Older Than Her Years.” The worst!
- Amazing Cut-Out Illustrations by People Too (via The Fox is Black). if you liked the cut paper video above, check out some of these scenes.
- This Dude Just Used Jelly Beans To Convince Me To Live My Life To The Fullest. I liked the visual more than anything else.
- Art: Giuseppe Colarusso dares us with frustrating games and impossible products (via It’s Nice That). These are cute and only take a minute or two to gander at.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- Alcatel’s Crazy Idea: A Remote for the Smartphone (via Mashable). I find this painfully superfluous and is definitely a face-palm moment. When I see someone’s huge smart phone I think about how cumbersome it would be to carry around, but I definitely don’t think this is the solution. Why are our phone’s getting bigger again? That helps no one. This is for an invention that allows you to keep your smart phone where ever and just have a a tiny “remote” (it actually looks like an old cell phone) in your pocket to do simple things like answer a call and text. What they invented that is actually interesting is a cover that you can put over your phone and make it an e-ink screen. That would be SWEEEEET.
- CMU Researchers Develop Technology to Turn Any Surface into a Touch Screen. Neat and also where I go to school!
- Robot Programmed to Fall in Love with a Girl Goes too Far. This was funny, but I’m also concerned that we are attempting to create this in the first place.What Your
- College Degree Will Be Worth After 20 Years. It better be, because SO MANY LOANS.
- Sports, Complexity, and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule (via The New Yorker). Malcom Gladwell makes some clarifications.
- Brooklyn Man Pimps Out a Dumpster, Beats the System (via GOOD). I just….I don’t even know. I need to meet someone who does things like this.
- Kickstarting: An App For Making Supercuts Of Your Life (via Co.Design). Neat app that let’s you collect one second videos of your day to compile into a movie of your year. Our growing obsession with collecting memories is beginning to fascinate me.
- Married to a Doll: Why One Man Advocates Synthetic Love (via The Atlantic). Just an odd story about a man who is “married” to a realistic doll and another one that “lives” with them as well. He believe that this sort of love will become more prevalent in the future.
- Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito (via Medium). Funny read.
- Brock Davis’s Vine profile & videos: Visual artist, creative director. Really creative and funny Vines from an artist. Many are visual puns, which you know is my fav.
- Dishwasher Cooking: Make Your Dinner While Cleaning The Plates (via NPR). This was really intriguing to me even though I never use a dishwasher.