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Geometric Sculptures by Zachary Abel

December 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Using binder clips, playing cards, paperclips and many other household objects, mathematician Zachary Abel pieces together intricate geometric structures. One of his most recent pieces, the Impenetraball (top) is made from 132 binder clips and Abel suspects its sturdy enough to support his own weight (though he has yet to confirm). Dizzying mathematical how-tos and patterns available via his website. (via make)

 

 



Design

NYC Cork Board

November 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I love this laser cut NYC Cork Board by design studio AMINIMAL, available from Supermarket for $75. (via cmybacon)

 

 



Design

Dead Sexy Pencil Highlighters

September 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

That’s right, I said it: these are some sexy pencils. These yellow Eco Highlighters use no ink solvents, no volatile organic compounds and are biodegradable. Available from the fine folks at aptly named Stubby Pencil Studio. More back-to-school goodness over on CMYBacon.

 

 



Design

Twisty Business Cards

August 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

To help a local yoga practitioner reposition herself, ahem, in a crowded market, graphic designer Kapil Bhimekar created this clever Twist Card that functions as a sort of interactive business card. Neat.

 

 



Design Science

Evolution Erasers

July 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These evolution erasers were designed by Hiroyuki Shiratori for Japanese product design label h concept. Shaped like a person on one side and an ape on the other, the eraser gradually changes form (evolves!) with regular usage. Although not for sale yet, according to Johnny at Spoon and Tamago, you can request to purchase one here.

 

 



Design

Elastic Font

June 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Design student Jenny Kyvik Hutchens designed this elastic font as part of an assignment while at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. It was first made by hand in a grid system, and then vectorized into a snazzy print. (via typography served)

 

 

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