REPAIR AND REPURPOSE ARE THE NEW KILLER APPS.
The typical early adopter cares about function and capability above all else. But what about the rest of us? As technology penetrates formerly closed markets around the world, the ability to fix and upgrade in the field is increasingly sought after. Even in tech-savvy urban centers, there’s a growing consumer subculture that sees hacking and repairing as an indicator of true ownership.
Show the tinkerers some love. The smartest technology companies in 2013 won’t make everything totally field serviceable, but they‘ll offer access to those who want it. Rather than just optimizing for speed, compactness or low-cost, they’ll offer products and services that invite users to actively maintain and modify, winning loyalty and love along the way.
image and thinking by Ziba
via FastCo Design
The future is looking crazy bright.
Get in on the 3D doodle action at their Kickstarter page here
Jag Nagra spent 365 from January 29th 2012 to January 28th 2013 creating 1 illustration per day as a way of pushing past the comfort zone.
Here is a video showcasing the product of this challenge
Mine Map by Elizabeth Sampson, 2012
Illustrating how mining has literally shaped Australia
via Truly Deeply
Infographic by Charlie Brown , the self-appointed 'King of YouTube'
Just one of many beautiful fakes by French graphic designer Pascal Witaszeck.
See the whole lot here
created by Italian Art Director Paolo Castellaneta
via Design Taxi
Data visualisation of 85 recorded versions of the Joy Division classic.
Designed by Peter Crnokrak, aka The Luxury of Protest
Packaging design by Reynolds & Reyner
There’s always money in the banana stand
Art inspired by Arrested Development
created by Maxim Dalton
‘Design Nori’, created for the Umino Seaweed Shop by I & S BBDO
This Kickstarter project has made so much money it could fund itself five times over.
(At time of post) You’ve still got 9 days to
fund buy one of these little beauties here
There are too many reasons to list why this is a brilliant piece of design.
So instead, we thought we’d just post the beautiful illustrations of the Bean left & right handed ergonomic mouse and if you want to know more, check it out here
Color has been created by Maria Manuera & Mark MacKay as part of their brilliant Method of Action program… Helping super left brain, analytical programmer types wrap their head around design.
So yes, it’s clever… But it’s also super fun!
Check it out here
If you’re in Melbourne tonight, and a fan of pretty much anything Everfresh – get along to Backwoods Gallery to see Meggs unveil some hella skulls and awesome shtuff
Congratulations to Melbourne lads Rob Ward & Chris Peters, who recently launched this cracking idea after reaching 50% of their Kickstarter Project finance in the first week.
Opena Case is just 40 bones, available here
Do you run a small business or send a lot of presents to the US?
More importantly, do you love the look of joy turning to utter disappointment?
Then check out ThinkOfThe.com for their fake $100 bills packing concept…
You’ll be the envy of everyone who enjoys gently pissing people off!
via Dane Carlson
Book Shelf Porn is another one of the awesome Tumblr accounts that are popping up all over the place from people who are genuinely passionate about a specific (and often super random) topic.
It also happens to be created by one of our favourite creatives, Anthony Dever
from Robot Circus
Satisfy your bookish needs here
And, just because we know you’ll want more… Here’s the making of.
created by Kirsten Lepore