Do we need one of these for the office?
“The Black Walknut keyboard tray is designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. We offer a left handed and a right handed version. Every aspect of the tray’s design and production is sustainable. We use whole and solid-joined hardwoods, water based glue, and a food safe oil finish to make them. The wood is sustainably harvested in North America. Our trays are made in Vancouver, Canada by local artists.”
Made by Combine Collective
I’ve been noticeably absent for a while. Lots going on, troubles, challenges and changes.
Time to get back on top of things.
Penguin Books has joined forces with (RED), the AIDS charity championed by the sunglassed one, Bono. This is such a sweet idea, they’ve coupled some quite abstract cover designs with the trademark colour of the charity. Making for some tasty looking classics.
Check out the full set of covers thanks to Creative Review here
“It will certainly brighten up a wall, but the Colourblind Clock by Sono Design offers a little more.
Like a puzzle. Yes, there are numbers on the clock, but they’re not obviously visible. You’ll have to look very closely to pick them out.
Aside from the hidden numbers, you also get that splash of colour on your wall, printed onto double thickness high quality acrylic.
Yours for £45.”
Design Museum website
What time is it?
Another example of the changing trends of media delivery thanks to community curation (trust based filtering) and information relevance (location and interest based filtering) that Facebook delivers way better than ‘blind’ algorithmic and feed based services such as Google News.
Would you watch and trust the news on TV more if your best friend was the anchor?
Depressed affect made people think better.” The challenge, of course, is persuading people to accept their misery, to embrace the tonic of despair. To say that depression has a purpose or that sadness makes us smarter says nothing about its awfulness. A fever, after all, might have benefits, but we still take pills to make it go away. This is the paradox of evolution: even if our pain is useful, the urge to escape from the pain remains the most powerful instinct of all.– Paul Andrews an evolutionary psychologist on the ‘benefits’ depressive episodes have on an individual, particularly those with creative minds. (Depression’s Upside, NYTimes.com) (via lanipauli)
“Saying “no” sends a powerful message to your client. If communicated the right way, “no” means that you’re unwilling to build a business around projects that do a disservice to their organization. Taking that check means you’re alright with perpetuating a broken system, profiting from it, while simultaneously harming the business. Certainly, some agencies can and do make this work their sole profit center, but their time is consumed looking for a new client to replace the one they just lost. You can spot these agencies by the size of their new business department.”
“Sometimes saying no is the best solution for our clients and for ourselves.” - What Consumes Me
An interesting take on the philosophy of being part of the solution rather than part of the problem by Bud Caddell
Hey now, hey now, the meme is over…
The Banksy story continues through a new medium. I’m interested to see if this solidifies his status as an anti-establishment hero or if die-hard fans think he has sold out.