Keysmart


Good design is able to help you simplify your life in the smallest of details to the point where you wouldn’t notice a difference, until you go back to your old habits that is.

Keysmart is one of these products. I’ve seen similar products on kickstarter and other places as well and quite honestly, they all function the same way. It really just comes down to what your aesthetic is and picking the one that suits your style the best.

Keysmart is the one key organizer that looks elegant and clean in my eyes and I am pretty sure that I’ll be making a purchase soon. As ridiculous and exaggerated as the video may portray the uncomfortableness of stuffing keys into your pocket, it’s really quite a nuisance. The idea of having all my keys tightly packed and not stabbing my thigh is such an enticing one.


Rethink Homelessness


How do we explain homelessness to children? Have you ever thought about it? Do you tell them that it’s because they’re bad people? Do you tell them that it’s because they didn’t go to school and get an education? That they’re all crazy? How many assumptions have we made about people that we have never talked to? How often do we really think about their stories and the hardships that they have gone through? Are you really as nice and compassionate as you think you are? I’m definitely guilty of this and everyday I hope that I can grow to be more compassionate and understanding.


BIBLIOTHECA



Adam Lewis Greene’s kickstarter project Bibliotheca, in my opinion, has hit the nail on the head. I love my Bible, that’s for sure, but when I look at it from a design perspective it is actually quite painful. The letters are super tiny, the superscripts are even tinier, I never understood why there were two columns, and the paper is just far too thin. It does feel like a chore to read.

I share similar views on design with Green, but the difference is that he has turned a complaint into a fruitful project. The thought that he put into redesigning the Bible is just mind blowing to me and I immediately backed this project with no hesitation. I would have loved to get the entire set inside the walnut slipcase, but that was a bit out of reach for me.

Whether you believe the Bible to be true or not, this project is definitely worth supporting just from the design perspective alone. I can’t wait to get my copy of this set!



Elements of Design


A great animation by Matt Greenwood about very important elements of design that should always be considered. They don’t all need to be implemented, but they should be considered when you approach your design.


Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1 Back On The Silver Screen


Peter Capaldi’s first episode as the 12th Doctor, Deep Breath, will be shown on the big screen around the world on August 23 2014 just like when the 50th anniversary was screened. Who wants to join me on yet another whovian adventure?


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Bunch O Balloons


DEEENNNNGGG! GATHER YOUR TROOPS. If you love water balloon fights or have kids that want to have water balloon fights and you also hate how it takes half a day to just fill up one balloon, you should probably back this kickstarter campaign.

I totally wish I had this when I was younger. I would have mauled my brother with water balloons like there was no tomorrow.



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