Tech & Gear

  • MoMA Design Trick Placemat

    MoMA Design Trick Placemat

    Placemats generally don’t expand one’s mind even if the eater is paying attention to it – the principle of “least objectionable programming” probably applies to most placemat designers. The Museum of Modern Art has a product that goes above and beyond the limits of perception usually observed by standard placemats: The MoMA Design Trick Placemat.  I […]

  • ‘Be Kind Online': A Motivational Poster for Social Media

    ‘Be Kind Online': A Motivational Poster for Social Media

    If you spend any time on the internet, you know it can be a harsh world of insults and dogpiles. Michael Buchino and BT Livermore are two designers who looked to the 1930s WPA era for inspiration for a poster that serves as an important reminder for us all in the digital age: Be Kind Online.  “Do […]

  • 2017 Wrapped: Spotify Gifts Users with Year in Review Feature

    2017 Wrapped: Spotify Gifts Users with Year in Review Feature

    One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is Spotify’s annual year in review, which shows me in crystal clear black and white exactly how obnoxious my music listening over the last 12 months have been. Earlier this month, the service, uh, unwrapped this year’s model, entitled 2017 Wrapped, and if you haven’t checked it […]

  • ‘Mass': A Hundred Giant Human Skull Skull-ptures by Ron Mueck

    ‘Mass': A Hundred Giant Human Skull Skull-ptures by Ron Mueck

    Skulls? Did someone say skulls? Then someone must have recently visited the National Gallery of Victoria, where artist Ron Mueck’s installation Mass is currently on display. The piece is made up of 100 hundred giant human skull facsimiles scattered across a gallery space as seen in the photo above. What does it all mean? According […]

  • Blitzen: The Rooftop Beverage Chiller for Your Car

    Blitzen: The Rooftop Beverage Chiller for Your Car

    It’s the holidays, which means the chances of you arriving to a party with a hastily purchased bottle of wine that you stopped for on the way are increasing steadily by the day. Blitzen is a novel new gadget you put on the roof of your car to solve one of the big problems associated […]

  • PBspoon: A Spoon Designed Specifically for Peanut Butter

    PBspoon: A Spoon Designed Specifically for Peanut Butter

    There are few times where it becomes more evident that modern technology has completely failed humanity than when you’re trying to get the last one or two sandwiches worth of peanut butter out of the jar. When faced with this problem, many of us will simply give up and get a new jar, while the […]

  • ‘Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras’

    ‘Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras’

    Astronauts have to have nerves of steel, courage in the face of danger, and aptitude as pilots, engineers, scientists, and explorers. But there’s another underrated part of being an astronaut: Photography. Some of the most interesting snapshots from astronauts are found in the new book Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad […]

  • ‘Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios’ by Raph Rashid

    ‘Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios’ by Raph Rashid

    Hip hop is truly the music of the people, and for proof you just have to look at where it often comes from – home studios located in bedrooms, basements, sometimes even kitchens inside creators’ homes. It’s these music temples that are the subject of photographer Raph Rashid’s new book Back to the Lab: Hip […]

  • ‘Prince Pre Fame’ Book Showcases Photography by Robert Whitman

    ‘Prince Pre Fame’ Book Showcases Photography by Robert Whitman

    It’s weird to think about, but there was a time not so long ago when Prince wasn’t an internationally famous sex alien icon, but just a guy from Minneapolis who just signed a record deal. It’s this period that is the subject of an upcoming photography book entitled Prince Pre Fame, with shots taken by […]