This is Stretching It or Proof that “Good” Design Sells

Apparently there’s a WATCH that sells for $300,000. Dude, Good Design sells, right?

Here’s the thing. It doesn’t tell time.

Damn straight. It’s a day-night watch. It can tell you whether it’s day or night. I guess if you’re stuck in, say, Ministry of Love or something that might be useful. Those Oceanians probably work ridiculous hours and that may be useful…

Anyway, the point is is that this watch, no matter how pretty it is and how many pieces of the Titanic it contains (true!), it still can’t tell you the time and it costs more than some people’s homes. Get a load of that.

This guy is rolling in the money. It sold out minutes after its launch.

Published in: on April 27, 2008 at 1:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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Twitter = Get Out of Jail Free Card

According to a CNN article, a U.S. college student was reporting on a protest in Egypt when he and a translator were arrested. Using a new internet craze and his cell phone, he sent one word to a Web site and his friends sent forth immediately to get him released from jail.

The word? “Arrested.” The craze? Twitter.

Read the article here.

Published in: on April 25, 2008 at 10:34 am  Leave a Comment  
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Snappy, Catchy, and Urban — Coffee Containers!

There’s apparently a chain of coffee shops running around the US called Puccino’s. I’ve personally never heard of it, but I wish I had. The designs they use for, well, everything in their shops is amazing. Typography in a hand-drawn-looking font that begs for you to read and smile.

It made me smile.

Make sure you read this one twice. Haha.

See the whole Flickr set here

Published in: on April 12, 2008 at 2:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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Good Typography is…Uh…Visible on that Site?

Craig Ward is an amazing typographer. I recommend you all go visit his site for some beautiful type and some experimental stuff. I’m particularly in love with the “Good Typography is Invisible, Bad Typography is Everywhere” piece that’s in the screenshot above.

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Anyone Want to Buy This for Me?

It’s a clock. In a screensaver. Using Helvetica. And slow motion.

I need $15. Stat.

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 2:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Jaws” Music Ringing Through Your Ears.

Going back to a time when computer viruses were intended to be fun and playful…

Introducing, Troika’s “Newton Virus.”

A USB drive looking mysteriously like a plagued version of the Apple’s icon is placed into a computer and at random, the copied “virus” will make everything on your screen fall subject to something Newton discovered: gravity.

I recommend watching the video.

Some people think it’s a conspiracy theory to create viruses on the Mac. I think it’s just plain ole fun; no one that stupid would publically say that this was their virus.

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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More Gallery Technologies

This is Lightbox 2. A friend showed it to me.

This is a gallery option where your images are placed into small, tiled thumbnails. When you click on them, the background dulls out, a picture pops up and adjusts to the size of the photo. No awkward side spaces. And it’s all done in javascript…or so it looks.

I like it.

Published in: on April 10, 2008 at 12:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Type of Furniture I Want for My Future Home Office

By Cristian Zuzanga

Published in: on April 10, 2008 at 11:34 am  Leave a Comment  
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