If motor-oil canisters are any indication, women don't buy oil. Ever.
On February 17th, New York's Museum of Art and Design is presenting The Home Front, a panel discussion about the triumphs and tribulations of being an independent designer. Moderator Jen Renzi pre-interviewed some of the panelists, and this is the second conversation, with Tyler Hays.
Tickets, offered in partnership with Co.Design, are available here for just $9, with the offer code HOME.
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Science tells us the object you see here cannot exist in the real world. It's an illusion. An Escherian ruse. Ulrich Schwanitz says, "Pfft."
Children dream about being astronauts. Adults dream about... orderliness. Architect Dash Marshall has managed to merge the two to create the ultimate big-kid fantasy: a super-slick NYC apartment that looks poised for intergalactic orbit.
In touch-based computer interfaces, the touching only goes one-way: you can tap and swipe and pinch the objects onscreen, but since they aren't physical, you get no tactile feedback. A team of designers at MIT Media Lab's "Tangible Media group" are trying to rectify this with their Recompose concept, an experimental computer input device that's part keyboard, part gestural interface, and part 3D display surface. Trust us, it'll all make sense after you watch the video:
If you've ever been young and alone in a foreign country, we're betting you'll melt after watching "Live The Language," a series of videos which combine exquisite typography and playful visuals to cinematically capture the joy (and uncertainty, and terror, and everything else) of learning a new language in a strange city.
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to ask: What's love for? The age-old answer, of course, has been marriage. (And the purpose of marriage, of course, is to produce kids.)
This infographic from GOOD and the Pew Research Center blows that truism to bits. Simply put, marriage is increasingly irrelevant to the choices that people make with their partners, whether that's living together, raising kids, or generally living happily ever after.
Jef Raskin, my father, (below) helped develop the Macintosh, and I was recently looking at some of his old documents and came across his February 16, 1981 memo detailing the genesis of the Macintosh.