January 13, 2013
Use Your Illusion Cup
"A cup with two faces: one side is a mug for your friends while the other presents your best china to your mother."
CATE: Call and Text Eraser
From the Wall Street Journal: "CATE (Call and Text Eraser)... is an app for Android-based smartphones that intercepts and hides text messages and phone calls from people on a selected 'blacklist.' Those texts and calls, as well as the app itself, remain hidden until the user punches in a code."
"'I believe most cheaters use text and get caught by the text,' said Neal Desai, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Austin, Texas, who raised $70,000 for the $4.99 app on ABC's reality TV show 'Shark Tank.'"
"CATE has been downloaded more than 10,000 times and an iPhone version will be available soon."
From Well Done Stuff!: "Everyone is familiar with this scenario: after taking a shower, you look into your bathroom mirror and it's completely fogged up, forcing you to wipe it clean with your hand or a towel. The Mirror Clearer finally puts those days to an end."
"Simply attach it to your mirror with the suction cup. When your mirror is fogged up, rotate it like a windshield wiper to wipe the mirror clean of steam. One quick swipe and you'll see things clearly again."
Hope Hippo — Allora & Calzadilla (2005)
Mud, Whistle, Daily Newspaper, Reader.
192" x 72" x 60".
Installation View: "Always a Little Further."
51st International Art Exhibition, la Bienal di Venezia.
Photo: Giorgio Boata
Don't they look at first glance like diving yellow mice?
$13 CAD (Jewelry — Page 3 [Miniature Food Earrings: click on the hot dogs and more foods will appear in a dropdown menu. How arcane is that?]).
Design world's best new blog: Object of the Day
So wrote David Colman in yesterday's New York Times.
More: "Culled, researched, written and produced by the curators of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Object of the Day is curation in all its glory. In the last few weeks, entries ranged from a Saul Bass movie poster, a 14th-century polka-dot silk-velvet fabric, modern Braille wallpaper and even Pinterest itself."
"Object of the Day is the brainchild of the Cooper-Hewitt's acting director, Caroline Baumann, who has such enthusiasm for so many forms of design ingenuity, as well as the icebergian riches of the museum's vast holdings (most of which go unseen), that the blog was one way to bring more of it into the light of day."
"'It was something I had been wanting to do for years and years, so I am thrilled,' Ms. Baumann said. 'We have 25 centuries in our collection here.'"
Fair warning: there goes the day (and I'm being objective).