Joe Coleman is a British freelance copywriter. He thought of this brilliant concept for a website, where you can scroll left or right according to what you want: Less Hard Sell or More Hard Sell. Check the website here.
Pin Pres is a playful shelving system designed by OOO My Design and handmade in Spain, that adapts to the shape of the items placed on it. Great idea for kids, it could actually make the act of cleaning up the room a playful experience! The obvious use would be for books, but I can imagine it also for storing wine bottles and maybe creating letters or words. Designed by Vanesa Moreno Serna and Nenad Katic, it comes in two sizes and 4 colors.
The idea is simple: hold a picture from the past in the place where it was photographed and take a picture of the picture. Add a caption to explain the meaning it has for you and you may be part of a collection of thousands of other moments traveling back in time. So many actually, that the creator decided to turn them also into a book. Digital nostalgia of the highest order!
Branden Harvey has made the idea of seeking the good in the world his mission. He started a project where each week he shares five of the most hopeful news stories he has come across from around the world in the form of a newsletter, he calls, the Goodnewsletter. The reaction of people has been incredible. Hundreds of people sent in articles, videos, and stories of hopeful things, happening in the world. I have also subscribed to the newsletter. In a world of bad news and negativity all around, there was obviously a need for a hopeful voice to share only good news. As Harvey says: “There’s no shortage of good news in the world. You just have to know where to look.” Love the idea!
On January 2016, The New York Public Library made over 187.000 digital items in the public domain, available for high resolution download. Great collection of photographs, old menus, maps, prints, engravings, postcards, music sheets, lithographs, letters, documents, drawings, watercolors etc, from as early as 11th century until more recent years.
But what is amazing is the visualization tool, that groups ALL these images chronologically, or by genre, collection or even color.
All color and b&w photographs taken during all the Apollo missions are uploaded on this fascinating Flickr gallery. These historic photographs are all unprocessed, high resolution film scans provided by NASA and the Johnson Space Center. You can also see the famous 1969 photos of the first landing on the moon which was during Apollo mission 11 .
This is also a fun video: someone thought of putting together all the Apollo photos in a video, making it look like stop motion animation.
Many cool patterns to be found on this website called Pattern Library, which you can also download and use freely. This is a project by Tim Holman & Claudio Guglieri, an on-going collection of patterns shared by talented designers.
If you also have a great pattern you want to share, you can send it to them and they will add it to the collection.