Plucked from the fat web of information overload for some inspiration and comical relief. Least you overlook some interesting topics in the reservoir of facebook, twitter, rss feed and so on – an unfortunate result of our ever dwindling attention span in this tech age we’re drowning in. So here’s a compilation of various topics. Nothing too deep nor heavy. Easy to read. Quick to glance at. Totally random, like finding a half eaten Mars Bars within the cracks of your couch – good to have found it but you might not necessarily want to digest it.
“Ink Calendar” by Oscar Diaz – timed pace ink spreads on the paper to indicate time.The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.
PlugBug charger extends your existing macbook charger, doubling up for an iphone/itouch/ipad charger. Brill!
An interesting Infographic on How Men & Women Share. Click the link for a full chart.
Yoda Holiday Lights – Pretty self-explanatory.
Found on Cool Hunting – The cliché of the artist so wrapped up in his work that he routinely forgets to eat is a familiar one. Even those fiercely dedicated to their creativity can go beyond the practicality of eating to reap the true benefits of enjoying a meal. “Something I Ate,” a seasonal event series based in NYC, brings together a diverse group of artists to explore the purpose of food as more than just fuel. “From food, we derive pleasure and inspiration,” says co-founder Kat Popiel. “And these elements ignite our creative fires.”
Created for a special Occupy Wall Street screening at the Zero Film Festival, MK12 represents the spirit of what Occupy Wall Street, told through the simplicity of Pong. The classic arcade game works as a great analogy, the 1% keep getting bigger & more unstoppable, but when the 99% team up we make a much more powerful force.
For the sake of nostalgia, AirCasette app turns your iphone/itouch into an old school casette. RetaIling on the app store for USD1.99
“Play” video sticky note operates with three simple buttons, it allows you to record and play messages up to 3 minutes in length. It’s also got a magnetic back so you can stick it on the fridge, for the old “drink my last beer and die” message.
Flat Bulb by By Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim
Turning celebrity noses into turtle heads, follow the humorous artist on tumblr here: http://teenagemutantninjanoses.tumblr.com/
If you need a bigger bite of something with more depth than yoda lights and turtle noses, check this out: Three short essays on Contentment. I particularly liked Brittany Wood’s pov.