A New York City design blog, featuring single serving suggestions of design that Jeannie likes.
Monthly archive July, 2011
Center of Attention: A Collection of Record Center Label Designs

Center of Attention: A Collection of Record Center Label Designs

Web designer and ex-record collector Simon Foster has amassed quite a collection of record center labels for your design inspiration needs– the limited space makes for some really specific design choices, and its nice to see the labels all lined up neatly. The site is cleverly titled centerofattention.me, and there’s also a small section for record...
Giant Comb Bike Rack

Giant Comb Bike Rack

Somewhere in LA, there is a co-op woodshop called the Knowhow shop, and they handcrafted this massive 400-pound wooden comb bike rack for the city of Roanoke, VA. The comb is part functional bike rack and part public art, and you can easily lock your bike to the single strand of wiry “hair” that weaves...
Magisso: The Perfect Cake Cutter & Server

Magisso: The Perfect Cake Cutter & Server

The Magisso Cake Server won a Red Dot Award in 2010 for their amazing, amazing, amazing design– here’s a kitchen utensil that has two very specific functions that fit seamlessly into one another. The cake server acts as a knife that cuts out entire slices of cake at a time; you simply cut the cake...
Oppopet: A Wireless Mouse with an Animal Tail

Oppopet: A Wireless Mouse with an Animal Tail

The computer mouse’s namesake implies that the wire is the “tail” of the mouse, but what happens when wireless mice become the norm in computer use? The Oppopet (“oppo” means “tail” in Japanese) is a wireless mouse with a detachable USB which can be plugged into any computer– and these USBs come in 8 different...
Two Innovative Bookmarks: Brilliant Redesigns of a Simple Object

Two Innovative Bookmarks: Brilliant Redesigns of a Simple Object

We don’t put too much thought into bookmarks as objects, especially since any piece of paper or cardstock could easily be used as a bookmark on the fly. The following two bookmarks, however, have been carefully designed with the function in mind, by rethinking how we use books and bookmarks in our daily lives. Bookmark...
Parmesan Cheese Pencils

Parmesan Cheese Pencils

Here’s a novel way to add flavor to your favorite dishes– the German ad agency Koll Rebbe created a unique packaging promo for The Deli Garage, by molding parmesan cheese into pencil forms that you can shave off with the accompanying pencil sharpener. The “lead” on these pencils come in three flavors: truffles, pesto, and...
Jumpseat: The Perfect Auditorium Seat

Jumpseat: The Perfect Auditorium Seat

Most lecture halls are filled with unfailingly clunky fold-up chairs that leave shins and knees bruised as you walk through the narrow rows. The Ziba Jumpseat is, in comparison, a marvel in design: sleek, clean, unbelievably thin, it almost doesn’t resemble a chair at first glance. The entire thing folds down to a mere four...
Websites Made Of Nothing But Chocolates

Websites Made Of Nothing But Chocolates

What better way to advertise chocolate than to make the product website entirely out of the delicious stuff? Two different companies had the similar idea to launch all-chocolate websites, both of which use custom molds for every button, sidebar, and background of their respective websites. The concepts are indeed very similar, but the products and...
Silk: Enthralling Interactive Art and Desktop Wallpapers

Silk: Enthralling Interactive Art and Desktop Wallpapers

Silk is an interactive art site that does only one thing– with a click of a mouse, you can watch silk weave itself in luminescent colors across your screen. The colors and patterns of the silk change as the “silk” is being woven, which makes for a mesmerizing display. Just click and drag to start...
Whimsical Paper Party Hats

Whimsical Paper Party Hats

Stuart McLachlan is an illustrator and graphic designer with the steady hands of a paper craftsman, and his whimsical paper party hats are both imaginative yet precisely executed. Each hat looks like a child’s favorite dream or fantasy, come to life atop their heads, and the ephemeral medium only makes each creation more precious (could...