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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"Launch" - Josh

"Launch"
Josh
Jan 14, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I had a pencil sharpener shaped like a boat. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Goody" - Steve

"Goody"
Steve
Jul 08, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm sorry about the div. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Daytime" - Alexis

"Daytime"
Alexis
Apr 27, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote Those weren't professional quality mustaches. Close Quote

Blog
Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Apple" - Teresa

"Apple"
Teresa
Feb 11, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I wish I could draw RoboCop. Close Quote

Blog

A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Route" - Steve

"Route"
Steve
May 02, 2008

Someone Said

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

Blog
Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Statesmanlike" - Jeff

"Statesmanlike"
Jeff
Mar 28, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote I'm programming in my head. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Goldfish" - Josh

"Goldfish"
Josh
Dec 17, 2010

Someone Said

Open Quote I don't believe anything you're about to say. Close Quote

Blog
Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Uncanny" - Teresa

"Uncanny"
Teresa
Oct 26, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote Mister-I'm-Never-Wrong! Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Lampshade" - Jacob

"Lampshade"
Jacob
Aug 09, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Fancy code is the only kind I write. Close Quote

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Place in Time

Place in Time
Teresa
Sep 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Wave" - Steve

"Wave"
Steve
Sep 02, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote I just blew my nose in my notes. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Horse" - Steve

"Horse"
Steve
Jun 28, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote I feel like I just try too much sometimes. Close Quote

Blog
Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Escape" - Teresa

"Escape"
Teresa
Jun 08, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote I just keep making ears by accident. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Comfortably Numb" - Teresa

"Comfortably Numb"
Teresa
Mar 08, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote This phone call is messing up my hair. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Bewildered" - Teresa

"Bewildered"
Teresa
Dec 21, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote Look at the eyes on that Red-Legged Honeycreeper! Close Quote

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