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Giant Office Supplies

Posted in Design by kmtom on March 4, 2011

Being a Staples employee, you’re required to have a healthy obsession with office supplies. So when I saw the installment of giant office supplies, I couldn’t help but smile a bit.

You may be wondering the purpose of these large office supplies. Well, the property developers were showing the space and wanted to communicate that it could be split into 4 different sections. These supplies provided the boundary lines between those areas.

via SwissMiss

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How To Become a Giant

Posted in Design by kmtom on March 3, 2011

Ryuji Nakamura has created a house which sits on top of a MacBook and basically makes anyone sitting down to the computer a giant.

This would be hilarious to use during a Chat Roulette session!

via SwissMiss

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Don’t Touch That!

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on February 18, 2011

You’ll get your fingerprints all over my …….!

Well, George Kokkinidis at Design Language News decided that he was going to do just that! He wiped clean his iPad and started using an app (being sure to get his fingerprints on the screen) and then photographed his fingerprints on the screen.

Can you tell what apps he’s using in these two examples?

Hit the jump to see the answer and the rest of the apps.

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It’s All Relative

Posted in Design by kmtom on February 14, 2011

A creative and simple representation of time. Marcus Kraft explains his work:

sometimes, one second can change your whole life. on the other hand, a whole year can feel very boring, unimportant and dull. what if one year is as long as one day or even one second? — maybe there’s no difference at all.

via SwissMiss

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The New Facebook Profile

Posted in Design by kmtom on February 9, 2011

I am pretty defiant when it comes to changes to Facebook. I had a hard time accepting the changes to something that I use multiple times a day, multiple times an hour when I don’t see the justification for the change. Regardless, they recently made a significant change to the Profile Pages. There has been a recent “movement” towards using the new Facebook profile layout to one’s advantage. Check them out: on reface.me

via Mashable

Murals Created Into the Buildings

Posted in Design by kmtom on February 8, 2011

We walk by art everyday. In some cases, we walk by without noticing. I’m guilty of walking by many street murals without noticing. I hope that if I walk by one of Vhils’ murals that I’ll notice! He etches his murals into buildings instead of just painting over them. The thing that stuck out to me was how instead of covering up and building he uses the building to create his vision.

 

via @brainpicker

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Hand Signals – Illustrated

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on December 13, 2010

Over on YouFail they’ve illustrated some of the many hand signals in our culture.

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Drinking Glasses

Posted in Uncategorized by kmtom on December 1, 2010

Thank you Core77’s Gift Guide for my first gem found on your list. The Drinking Glasses from The Container Store would make a great gag gift in your company’s Secret Santa. I’ll be dropping by to pick some up soon!

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World Time

Posted in Design by kmtom on November 23, 2010

Have a need to know the time in various locations across the world? It can certainly be confusing at times! When I was at H&R Block a number of the people I worked with were in Kansas City which was 1 hour behind us. It was very confusing at first! Luckily it was only one hour! For those of you who have more complex world time needs, I present to you the Bend Hand world clock.

Of course it’s not the easiest thing, but it does display the time zones all at one time. I’m wondering if somehow color coded rings would be helpful?? Anyway, it’s very useful for those of you who have to scan across the wall to find the clock for the time zone at hand.

via Yanko Design

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Modern Day “Dead Drops”

Posted in Design by kmtom on November 1, 2010

“A dead drop or dead letter box, is a location used to secretly pass items between two people, without requiring them to meet.” – Wikipedia

Wondering why I’m referencing something that sounds like a 1950s spy technique on my chic and up-to-date blog? Because Aram Bartholl has created modern day “dead drops” throughout NYC.

So, if you see someone awkwardly leaning up against a wall, be aware that they might be partaking in secret file sharing. As someone mentioned in the comments section, you might want to bring a cable so you don’t break off the USB stick.

My only concern here is about viruses. What happens if someone is malicous and places something on here to infect any machine that gets attached to it? It’s great idea, but I won’t be running to NYC to plug in my computer! I’ll stick to writing my name on small pieces of paper

via SwissMiss

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