Nice werk, ikons and pictograms from ikonwerk
I had the need to use one of these today. Unfortunately any of the online versions don’t have the satisfaction inherent in using one of these analog computers.
Help Remedies has released their new products, which they briefly previewed to the PSFK NY conference this spring. Help continues on it’s goal to simplify everyday health needs, with clear, well designed, no nonsense packaging. It is refreshing to see medicine described thusly:
Each package of “help I have a headache” contains 16 oblong pills. Each oblong pill contains 500mgs acetaminophen. We use acetaminophen because it’s an excellent treatment for headaches and it’s delicate on stomachs. We use as large a dose of acetaminophen as we can, and the fewest possible fillers, coatings, and dyes.
We haven’t used “extra strength” to describe our headache pills even though they do have lots of acetaminophen. That’s because if everybody always used “extra strength” to describe headache pills then “extra strength,” wouldn’t really mean anything anymore. And we don’t want the things that we say to mean nothing.
Walking home the other day I decided to play Mariolife, a real life GPS game on my iPhone. Playing in this case, is walking around in the real world gathering up virtual coins and mushrooms and rescuing princesses. In my quest to gather up coins I found myself walking on streets I had never walked, at least with any kind of noticing, and running into bits of street art I had not yet seen as well. My real life adventure was being guided by the placement of coins that existed only on the screen of my iPhone. So in spending a couple of hours wandering around collecting virtual coins and real street art (in photos) I realized that there was something really special about the collision of very different real world expereinces that was happening here.
Mariolife on iTunes
Floral Fauna: Bird Edition by Josh Brill. Prints of 15 different birds in editions of 50. Absolutely beautiful.
Image by Phil Kiel
Designed by: Mark Francis Tynan, William Hailiang Chen, and Shireen Hamdan
ResoNet employs Low-Fi techniques to visualise the resonance frequencies inherent in the natural environment, via the interaction of the public and surrounding elements detected by a LED net.
I like 8/2 and 10/3
Update: Infrastructurist points out several more in NYC, including one at 42nd and 5th as well as a lone phone booth on a Govenors Island pier.
Scott Amron’s Split Ring Key Blanks. The inherent simplicity of design like this leaves one to say nothing more than… yes please.