Anomalies & Curiosities

Dear Outlook, We Never Liked You Anyway

Apple iPhone became the #1 email client last month, overtaking Outlook, the bane of all email marketing existence. 40% of all email is now opened on a mobile device. Wow.

Teachers: The Re-brand

NPR's Studio 360 invited New York design studio Hyperakt to create a "new visual vocabulary that reflects the multi-dimensional role of teachers." The re-branding project yielded a repository of vibrant and dynamic images, posters and logos. It was so well received that Hyperakt has released the work under a non-commercial Creative Commons license so educators can print and display the images. See the results as well as the process behind the project here.


Underwater Sculpture Installation

This eerie, underwater sculpture installation called, "Permanent Evolution" engages people - and attracts coral, fish, lobsters and algae. The artist's intent is that the installation will, over time, evolve into an artificial reef that will help bolster dwindling natural coral reefs. I love the idea that, the more nature settles in here, the less the human forms can be seen.

Fabulous photos here.

Fantastic Meeting Advice From Larry Page

1) Every meeting must have one clear decision maker. If there's no decision maker - or no decision to be made - the meeting shouldn't happen.

2) No more than 10 people should attend.

3) Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn't be there.

4) No decision should ever wait for a meeting. If a meeting absolutely has to happen before a decision should be made, then the meeting should be scheduled immediately.

Read more here

Thom Stauffer

We just came across the web site for the original architect of our studio, Thom Stauffer. Thanks for designing such amazing spaces!

A Pale Blue Dot

Time lapse view from the International Space Station.

Melting Wood Frames

These beautiful handcarved wooden sculptures from Bonsoir Paris are just gorgeous.

French Zombies and Whatnot

This library of free images from French Paper is great fun to browse - from retro zombie illustrations to weird ad art. They're free to download, so long as you use them on French Paper stock... Heck, that's worth a ream or two! 

 

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If FORM were a person, this would be a little peek into its brain. Cool things. Random thoughts. Even the silly and stupid stuff. Only without all the icky gooey bits.

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Desktop Friday
"Recorder" - Josh

"Recorder"
Josh
May 25, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote Then I thought, why not just make it Helvetica? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Stitch" - Josh

"Stitch"
Josh
Jan 04, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote You can't out-do the fish with sneakers. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Umbrella" - Josh

"Umbrella"
Josh
Mar 29, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I don't want this bacon on here any more. Close Quote

Blog
Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Burst" - Teresa

"Burst"
Teresa
Oct 28, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Any superhero with soft abs is pretty much amazing. Close Quote

Blog

A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Badger" - Jacob

"Badger"
Jacob
Mar 28, 2014

Someone Said

Open Quote Is that horse wearing shorts? Close Quote

Blog
Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Wave" - Steve

"Wave"
Steve
Sep 02, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Don't come at me with your popcorn problems. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Unhelpful" - Rachel

"Unhelpful"
Rachel
Feb 22, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote You reach into your heart and pull out a potholder. Close Quote

Blog
Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Bewildered" - Michael

"Bewildered"
Michael
Dec 21, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote It's a torsional thing. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Interruption" - Kory

"Interruption"
Kory
Jan 20, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote It doesn't work in IE. Close Quote

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Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Scrappy" - Kory

"Scrappy"
Kory
Sep 12, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote You do seem like the type of guy who'd drink pickle juice. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Chasing" - Christopher

"Chasing"
Christopher
May 28, 2010

Someone Said

Open Quote All caps, all the time. Close Quote

Blog
Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Unhelpful" - Steve

"Unhelpful"
Steve
Feb 22, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote I've never had much luck with rabbits. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Asleep" - Josh

"Asleep"
Josh
Dec 02, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote How am I supposed to get through my workday when I have to take care of all these tiny people in my phone? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Chasing" - Teresa

"Chasing"
Teresa
May 28, 2010

Someone Said

Open Quote Those stupid little pickles. Close Quote

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