Monday, November 22, 2010

Tree of Codes

Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is one of my very favorite books, so I was excited to hear about his new project, a beautifully designed "interactive" book. The book, Tree of Codes, uses a preexisting text (The Street of Crocodiles) along with intricate die cuts to create a new text. The reader can interact with the pages to unfold the new story. Hooray for books like this one proving that print is still alive and valuable! Check out more information on the book here.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Inflatable sculptures

Joshua Allen Harris makes awesome street sculptures that look like trash lying on subway grates...until a subway passes. Check out the video below to see them come to life.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Late to sleep, late to rise...

Finally! My sleeping habits are justified. According to this article, I'm clearly just brilliant...or something.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snackable styling

Love, love, love this styling work by Katrin Schacke.

(via I dream about type)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

24-hour print

Simply brilliant letterpress print from Dolce Press.

(via design work life)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Philosophy of an artist

A good philosophy. John Maeda's haiku via Clifton Burt's print.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mat & Nat

Finally, a nice laptop bag (and vegan, too...though, for a note on "vegan," check this graphic out). It always astounds me that nicer laptop bags don't exist. Find it here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Breaking it up

Something far more interesting than using Facebook user data for targeted advertising: Using it to look at cultural trends. David McCandless and Lee Byron culled data from Facebook status updates to determine patterns in breakup habits, as you can see by the graph below. Read more about it here.


Old magazine covers are just so lovely. A picture's worth a thousand words, yes?

(P.S. I've been incredibly busy lately, but I can't believe I haven't written for a whole month! What?! Well, here I am again.)