200 discarded objects from a dump in San Francisco, meticulously catalogued, researched, and documented by Jenny Odell. The result is something more revealing than most pre-planned time capsule projects …although this project may be somewhat short-lived as it’s hosted on Tumblr.
Monday, April 8th, 2019
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
Fax machines, pop-up books, radioactive televisions, writing boxes, microfilm readers, nuclear bomb cores, cupholders, bidets, jet engines, index cards, wiffle balls, oil barrels, lightning rods, playing cards, air conditioning, hair dryers, wheelchair ramps, handbags, diving bells, slippers, laundry chutes, sewing machines, pockets, skee-ball, safety pins, chalkboards, tote bags, holograms, hearing aids, dollhouses, billboards, airports, flash drives, cardigans, beer cans, stethoscopes, text editors, mugs, wallpaper, towel dispensers, bumber stickers, staplers, microscopes, fingerless gloves, wire hangers, toast, and more.
I’ll be in my bunk.
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
A fascinating treasure trove of objects recovered from the canals of Amsterdam.
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
A collection of weird and wonderful design fiction.
This collection of “Souvenirs from the Future” envisions what the future looks like through the eyes of young and talented art, design and architecture students living in different parts of the world. Some are speculations on ideal tomorrows; others are projections and critiques on the present. Some reveal beautiful aesthetics, alternatives to the high tech; others bravely question critical issues around politics, religion or tradition.
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
Then there’s the inflatable doorknob.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
kamranahmedse/design-patterns-for-humans: Design Patterns for Humans™ - An ultra-simplified explanation
I’m crap at object-oriented programming (probably because I don’t get get enough practice), but I’ve had a quick read through this and it looks like a nice clear primer. I shall return and peruse in more depth next time I’m trying to remember how to do all this class-based stuff.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
A catalogue of objects and observations from cities around the world.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
I really, really like this approach. I’ve used something similar in my responsive design workshops, where I get people to break things down into nouns and verbs (objects and actions). I think there’s a lot of crossover with good URL design here too—this is kind of like REST for UX designers.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
A nice profile of BERG’s Little Printer. That Matt Webb is a smart cookie. He is also a very thoughtful cookie.
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Inspired by dConstruct, Ellen is going to start exploring the world of smart objects.
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Amber documents her attempt to turn physical objects imbued with meaning into digital artefacts.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
A voyeuristically fascinating photoset that puts faces to the “here’s whats in my bag” meme.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Match the MacGuffin to the movie. Like Hangman for films.
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Giving nostalgia a good slap-down with a big ol' bucket of kitsch.
Monday, October 26th, 2009
The V&A has an API. Who knew? Looks very nice indeed.
Monday, August 15th, 2005
Bruce Sterling SIGGRAPH 2004 speech