Thursday, April 29, 2010

Archive II: Circular Library

Dig the Archive II! A circular library for the nomad book collector, allowing the user to step inside, and walk away with half a ton of books. Kindle Schmindle - this is brilliant!

From the site:
The Archive Series are investigations on space and books. Its departure point is density and micro spaces, and a series of traditional relationships that humans have to books. Private collections have existed for centuries, but when this is added to nomadic behaviour, curious contradictions arise; this is the area studied by Archive II.

How can an individual travel with it’s own library, given that books are so heavy? This is something we can all relate to when moving house. Archive II is a nomadic library, a transport system and an intimate space. Inspired by ancient travelling libraries from the Far East, which visited courts and cities, Archive II transforms this into a personal space, where walking and reading coexist as refuge and transport.

And yes, this is real and you can have your very own Archive II from the David Garcia Studio.

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Thanks to the smart green thinking folks at

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Yeah, you know you want one. The iRetrofone iPhone Base is compatible with all Apple iPhones.

More info over at FreeLandStudios on Esty.

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Thanks to the smart folks at Apartment Therapy

Friday, April 23, 2010

So You Need A Typeface

This might help expedite your next quick drive-thru design project! Smart stuff from Julian Hansen, a 22-year-old graphic design student from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Great job Julain, thanks for sharing!

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I forget how where I originally stumbled upon this!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

60s & 70s Scandinavian Design Logos

Check out this groovy little set of Scandinavian Logos from the 1960's & 1970's courtesey of Canadian Oliver Tomas.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Last Stop: Genius!

Nice! I love reading about stuff like this.

A group of resourceful London artists recently scored 4 old subway cars for mere 200 pounds (about $310) each, gutted and then mounted them on the rooftop of a restored warehouse. They now serve as working spaces for the artists, while a lower-level of the warehouse is used to host events and exhibit the artists’ works.


Thanks to the smart folks at Inhabitat.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

The Vanishing Letterhead

Text, email, tweet, yeah, yeah, yeah....

From The Phenomenology of Writing by Hand:

"Planners tend to think of writing primarily as a means of recording or communicating ideas which they already have clear in their minds;

Discoverers tend to experience writing primarily as a way of 'discovering' what they want to say."

Sure, we all dig, most of the time anyway, the immediacy and always-on communication tools on our desks, in our cars and in our pockets. I tend to fall in to the Discoverers camp when it comes to, what I call, thinking on paper. As far as I'm concerned a text, email, or tweet can never replace the emotional fullfillment and tactile experience of writing/composing or receiving an actual handwritten Thank You, Congratulations or Birthday message - especially when it entails the use of an official letterhead and arrives in the mail.

To me, there is still something so very cool, mysterious and exciting about recieving a hand addressed package or letter complete with stamps and postmarks along with the dings, smudges, creases and cryptic scribbles - the real and pure evidence of it's journey.

Yeah I know, dream on Michael, but it's nice to know that in our new world of virtuallity and simulacra, I'm not the only one that pines for the real thing: Letterheady.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Movin' On Up!

You know you want to sleep here!

Mucho mas: The Treehouse Goes Upscale!

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Photo: Michal Czerwonka for The Wall Street Journal

Monday, April 05, 2010

McNally Jackson Cafe

Wow, really digging the thinking, simplicity and use of materials New York based Front Studio combined for the design and renovation of the McNally Jackson Cafe, part of the McNally Jackson Bookstore in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood.

I'm especially loving the folding single tables running along the wall ingeniously designed and crafted to resemble a folded book when closed.

Outstanding execution! Enjoy: McNally Jackson Cafe.

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Thanks to the smart folks over at The Contemporist.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

iPad Arcade Cabinet

This is genius!

From the ThinkGeek site:

To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the docking cradle. The docking cradle uses a standard 30 pin connector to link the iPad to the professional-grade arcade controls. Once the iPad is in place, launch the iCade App (available free in the App Store April 3rd) and it's game on! We didn't want to take any chances you'd run out of juice during your favorite game, so we included a 10w USB power adapter so you can charge the iPad through any electrical outlet.

You know you want one - iPad Arcade Cabinet!

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