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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"Zero" - Josh

"Zero"
Josh
Jun 15, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote I know how I like my files: Large. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Chasing" - Christopher

"Chasing"
Christopher
May 28, 2010

Someone Said

Open Quote Beige is not a color. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Unhelpful" - Teresa

"Unhelpful"
Teresa
Feb 22, 2008

Someone Said

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

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Thom Stauffer

Thom Stauffer
Steve
Dec 19, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Operation" - Matisse

"Operation"
Matisse
Nov 18, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote ...And that is why you don't wear sandals to Blossom. Close Quote

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A Pale Blue Dot
Josh
Dec 16, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Lampshade" - Jacob

"Lampshade"
Jacob
Aug 09, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Move. You're where my Diet Coke goes. Close Quote

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Melting Wood Frames

Melting Wood Frames
Steve
Dec 06, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Statesmanlike" - Teresa

"Statesmanlike"
Teresa
Mar 28, 2008

Someone Said

Open Quote Your sweat smells like Dolce & Gabbana. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Magnetism" - Jeff

"Magnetism"
Jeff
Aug 19, 2005

Someone Said

Open Quote Are pigs becoming extinct? Close Quote

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Shorpy Inspiration

Shorpy Inspiration
Teresa
Oct 07, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Wanderer" - Chris

"Wanderer"
Chris
Sep 13, 2013

Someone Said

Open Quote Try not to make it too caskety. Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Hotel" - Kory

"Hotel"
Kory
Feb 21, 2011

Someone Said

Open Quote Sassy Cap'n McBeef O'Brady 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 Why is there a piece of cheese in my purse? Close Quote

Desktop Friday
"Appreciate" - Josh

"Appreciate"
Josh
Aug 31, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote It's too Skynrdy. Close Quote

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Outmatched

Outmatched
Teresa
Aug 15, 2011

Desktop Friday
"Launch" - Steve

"Launch"
Steve
Jan 14, 2011

Someone Said

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

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"Escape" - Josh

"Escape"
Josh
Jun 08, 2012

Someone Said

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

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"Altering" - Matisse

"Altering"
Matisse
Mar 09, 2012

Someone Said

Open Quote That's just how I like my mugs: Cheap and Swiss. Close Quote

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